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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 18 MAY 9, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Piano Concert By Noah Waddell At New Hope Presbyterian ChurchNoah Waddell, 14-year-old local pianist and child prodigy, will be presented in a free concert at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers on Saturday, May 10 at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Noah began playing piano at age 7 and has quickly become well known all across the country. He plays Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and other classical pieces by heart. You may have seen him play at the Sugden Theater in Naples, at BIG ARTS on Sanibel or on the PBS television show Curious Kids. He also plays every Friday afternoon at HealthPark Hospital. This concert is free and open to the public. A freewill love offering will be taken. Visit www.noahwaddell.com for biographical information, awards, videos and recordings. New Hope Presbyterian Church is located at 3825 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, two blocks south of Fort Myers Country Club. For more information, call 2741230 or visit www.newhopefortmyers.org. Noah Waddell Interactive Tour Of The USS MohawkNow anyone can take a interactive tour of the USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef. The 360 panoramic tour allows online visitors to zoom in and see details of the Mohawks deck, bridge, crows nest, smokestack and marine life. Anyone with an Internet connection can virtually swim around the veterans memorial reef, and explore fascinating details of the wreck. Go to www.IslandSunNews.com to take the virtual tour. No fins are required. Michael Heider of The River Weekly News and Island Sun dives the USS Mohawk Memorial Reef in 2013 Calendar Girls Win A MedalIt was all about the red, white and blue at the Run 4 Kayla 5K at Patriot Elementary School on Saturday, May 3. The event was hosted by the Speedsters Track Club to support the special needs population of Patriot Elementary and Special Equestrians. The Calendar Girls performed before the awards were handed out and Calendar Girl Debby Dorr participated in the wheelchair dash, bringing home a medal. For more information on the Calendar Girls fundraising efforts, log onto www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls performed at the Run 4 Kayla 5K on May 3 Ride Of Silence In Downtown Fort MyersA Ride of Silence will be held in downtown Fort Myers on Wednesday evening, May 21 to honor fallen cyclists and promote road safety. What began in 2003 in Dallas as a spontaneous outpouring of grief for a friend and fellow rider struck and killed by the mirror of a passing vehicle has rolled across the globe to become an international annual event memorializing and honoring cyclists who have been injured and killed while riding. The hundreds of events share the same goals: To honor fallen cyclists, to promote road safety, and to make a difference. Bike safety is not a fleeting issue, especially here in Florida, which ranks as the worst in the nation for cyclist safety, with the highest fatality rate for nine years in a row. Just within the past four months, four cyclists have been killed in crashes in Lee County. The Ride of Silence seeks to draw motorists attention to cyclists legal rights to full use of the roadways, to inform motorists that they are here and to watch for them. Cyclists will meet at 6:45 p.m. in Centennial Park, 2000 West First Street (under the bridge at Heitman and Bay streets). The ride begins at 7 p.m. and will be a silent funeral-style procession at 10 to 12 mph for eight miles to honor those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Riders are requested to wear black arm bands, or red if they have been injured in a cycling versus motor vehicle accident. For more information, visit www. caloosariders.org/rosfm. All are welcome. No registration or entry fees required.


THE RIVER MAY 9, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:Patrolmen Train In Fort Myersby Gerri Reaves, PhDOn February 2, 1936, the Fort Myers News-Press published a full-page welcome to the officers, patrolmen, and recruits who had come to town for the four-week State Road Patrol Training School. Among the recruits who hailed from all over the state was one from Fort Myers, S.A. Senneff. The grand welcome was sponsored by many local businesses, who invited the visitors to make their places of business your headquarters. The choice of Fort Myers as the training location would have been a boost for local businesses during the economically lean years of the Great Depression. Pictured in the historic photo are some of the graduates of that 1936 patrol school, apparently the motorcycle-training group, posed on the northeast corner of First and Citrus Street at the Amoco gas station. In the background is the brick west side of the Fort Myers Realty Building, and behind it, the roofline of the Hotel Morgan. Recruits who successfully completed training would become members of a fairly new wing of Florida law enforcement. The modern Florida Highway Patrols (FHP) was created by the Florida State Legislature in phases, beginning November 23, 1931, when 12 men were assigned as weight inspectors by the State Road Department. In 1934, the Division of Traffic Enforcement was created and men were given military-style uniforms. In 1935, the force was strengthened to 25 traffic inspectors. That segment would be abolished in 1937, as todays FHP began to take shape. Each year, a training school was held at a different Florida location, with Fort Myers being chosen in February 1936. On February 26, 23 Fort Myers cadets received official appointments, badges, and identification cards in a ceremony at the St. Charles Hotel (now demolished). In the early morning of March 1, the 40 officers and men left town in formation on a two-day road trip to Tallahassee, where the new men would be assigned duty. The following October, the 25 state patrolmen were assigned border patrol at the state line. They turned back undesirables, or bums, who supposedly add to unemployment problems and drained charity and welfare organizations. In the first 12 days, border patrol turned back 852 people. The need for state law enforcement grew, and in 1939, the legislature created the State Department of Public Safety. It authorized 60 patrol officers to patrol public highways and enforce state laws. In November 1939, the first FHP recruit school was held in Bradenton. Thirty-two of 40 recruits successfully completed the training and were assigned duties in various parts of the state. Twelve recruits were assigned Model 84, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and 20 were issued specially equipped Ford motor sedans. Among the motorcycle patrolmen that year was Fort Myers own Snag Flanders Thompson, who later left the FHP to become a multi-term Lee County sheriff. Today, the spot where new patrolmen posed for a photo is no longer a corner, for Citrus Street no longer exists. The Strayhorn Building now stands where the Amoco station once was.continued on page 4 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 WritersRead 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 Citrus Street and the Amoco station have vanished, but the Fort Myers Realty Building (right) and Hotel Morgan (far right) still stand photo by Gerri Reaves New graduates of the State Road Patrol Training School pose at First and Citrus in 1936 courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Museum of History


THE RIVER MAY 9, 20144 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Saturday 10a m e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm www. ichiban-sushi-chinese.com Ding Darling Hosts Kenyan DelegationEight delegates from Nyeri County in the African nation of Kenya received a VIP tour of JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on April 29 as part of the Kenyans mission to form a sister partnership with Southwest Florida and learn strategies to take home with them. The distinguished, high-powered delegation included the mayor and tourism minister of Nyeri County, legislators, business peopl and liaisons. Nyeri, a popular tourism destination, is one of the most developed regions of not only Kenya but also the entire continent of Africa. Delegates were seeking collaboration from the refuge in the field of conservation tourism and also sought counsel on historic preservation, education, technology and community development while visiting the area for three days. Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik, Deputy Refuge Manager Joyce Palmer, Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) Executive Director Birgie Miller, DDWS President John McCabe and members of the board welcomed the delegation with breakfast in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center, a private tram tour of the refuge compliments of Tarpon Bay Explorers, and a tour of visitor center exhibits. Tritaik introduced the refuges work and the scope of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which assists with wildlife conservation in Kenya. The delegation of Nyeri (came) to learn about various aspects of Refuge staff and DDWS welcomed the Kenyan VIPs to Ding Darling Tarpon Bay Explorers provided a private tram tour along Wildlife Drive From page 2Patrolmen TrainBut the background remains much the same, with the historic Fort Myers Realty Building and the Hotel Morgan building still in use. Walk down to First and the Citrus and imagine the excitement and pride of new graduates of the Patrol Training School in 1936. Then walk a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn more about the history of law enforcement. 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 Fort Myers News-Press. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


5 THE RIVER MAY 9, 2014development from the different communities residing in Southwest Florida, said delegation co-host Dr. Peter Ndiangui, president of the Africa Network of Southwest Florida. The first stop was Ding Darling. This was selected because Governor Nderitu Gachagua believes that there is no sustainable development that can take place without environmental conservation. Ding Darling is a great refuge of a lot of wildlife, particularly birds. Nyeri has a great variety of birds, but they have not been fully harnessed for tourism. The conservation measures taken (at the refuge) are a great eye opener for the Nyeri delegation. We were honored to host such a distinguished and enthusiastic group of VIPs, especially from a country that is renowned for its ecotourism, said Tritaik. I believe we were able to learn a great deal from each other, and I look forward to future collaboration on how we can each enhance our visitors wildlife experiences. I am very proud of this interaction, said Ndiangui. We urge the Sanibel residents to reciprocate by visiting Nyeri, which is an equally beautiful tourism destination. The governor stated that Nyeri people are eagerly awaiting the Sanibel residents to their place to reciprocate the wonderful hospitality. Nyeri County, Kenya Governor Nderitu Gachagua shakes hands with Mayor of Fort Myers Randall P. Henderson after they, along with Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki, discussed the possibility of a cultural exchange, tourism, education and trade between the two diverse counties. The governor led a delegation from Nyeri County to Southwest Florida to build alliances with the local communities and learn to develop its education, trade and tourism and also promote direct coffee sales, which is one of the main commodities grown in Nyeri County. Nderitu Gachagua shakes hands with the Mayor of Cape Coral Marni Sawicki after receiving a key to the city Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal M M M M M M M M M M ake sure yo Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!263.41 N 815.18 W FREE


THE RIVER MAY 9, 20146 Fathers Day CelebrationIn partnership with the Lee County Housing Authority, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, Lee County Black History Society, Inc. and the City of Fort Myers STARS Complex, the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers (HACFM) will host its 4th annual Fathers Day Celebration, an initiative created to strengthen families and communities by supporting dads. The celebration will be held on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clemente Park located at 3265 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers. This years Fathers Day Celebration will be filled with a variety of fun and entertainment for the whole family, including youth and adult basketball competitions, flag football, music, stage performances, food and drinks, and a variety of kids activities. Attendees will also have an opportunity to receive free information from community businesses in the areas of education, health, employment, housing and other services. The HACFM will be combining its Fathers Day festivities and the Lee County Black History Societys Juneteenth celebrations into one event. As part of President Obamas Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative, the HACFMs annual Fathers Day event is a nationwide day of events encouraged by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative partners with the Administration for Children and Families, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, fathers, mothers, family-serving organizations and other leaders from across the country who wish to be positive role models and mentors for the children in their lives and communities. It is the goal of the HACFM and LCHA to encourage all fathers, especially absent fathers, to become a strong and vital part of their childrens lives, said Marcus D. Goodson, executive director of the HACFM. We hope to inspire and encourage our fathers to be a positive role model for their children by providing an atmosphere of love, support and entertainment during the Fathers Day weekend and for the rest of their lives. It is our belief that with a strong family unit in place, children will thrive and become an instrumental part of the communities in which they live. According to HUD, the majority of public-housing households with children are headed by single women who earn less than $9,000 annually. However, according to statistics drawn from communities across the country, children raised in absent-father families are more at risk for a host of negative factors, including dropping out of school. The focus on Fathers Day is meant to be a starting point either a celebration of existing relationships or a reason to form first connections. Federal partners of this years Fathers Day event include the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice. Sponsorships for the celebration are now available up to $5,000. To become an event sponsor or to provide free information on social and economic resources/services, contact Twaski Jackson at 344-3251. Fathers Day 2013 Basketball tournament at HACFMs Fathers Day 2013 Jammies And Jeans Shabbat ServiceOn May 9 at 5:30 p.m., Temple Judea will host Jammies and Jeans, a Shabbat evening especially for young children and their families. Held on the second Friday of each month, it is open to the community. The Jammies and Jeans Shabbat service is in addition to the regular 6:15 p.m. Shabbat service. Throw on your jeans and get your kids in their jammies for a casual, warm and kid-friendly Shabbat service filled with singing, storytelling and lots of fun. The service will be held in the synagogue, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. To make dinner reservations, send an email to jenmanekin@yahoo.com. Rabbi Sack will help you celebrate the joy of Shabbat. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A&W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201. Republican Womens LunchJim Nathan will be the speaker at the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon on Tuesday, May 20. He will provide an update on the current status of Lee Memorial Health System, of which he is president and CEO. Following his prepared remarks, hell take questions from the audience. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. followed by the noon lunch, business meeting and program. The luncheon cost is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, May 15, and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie, 489-4701. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. Hortoons


7 THE RIVER MAY 9, 2014 WeProudlyBrew TropicalOutdoorPatioSeating Fun new" Moo Wear for all agesServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Treat Mom on Mother s Day All Mothers receive sweets We Will Serve You Voted Charity Golf Tournament Raises Money For CommunityThe 2014 Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church Charity Golf Tournament raised $26,000 for two local nonprofits. The tournament was held on March 22 at Gateway Golf and Country Club. All proceeds were split equally between the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and Community Cooperative (CCMI). The annual golf tournament has raised more than $57,000 in the last three years. This years event included 132 golfers with 61 local companies and families sponsoring holes, 35 local businesses donating raffle prizes and 202 attendees at the dinner following the tournament. Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church strives to be part of this community by not only being a place to gather on Sunday mornings but to also be a church that is community minded, said Russ Reynolds, tournament director. Our mission as a church is to be a blessing to our entire community, and we are thankful to all our participants and donors. Author DL Havlin To Speak At LibraryAuthor DL Havlin will be at Fort Myers Regional Library on Wednesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. to present a program on his historical novel Blue Water, Red Blood. The book relates the story of two Americans, Holland Smith and Don Roebling, who were instrumental in winning the World War II island battles in the Pacific. A novel that features more history than fiction, the books roots are in the terrible Florida 1928 Okeechobee killer hurricane. Roebling developed the amphibious tractor on Floridas west coast. Smith formulated the military plans and led the Marines across the Central Pacific. The machine was manufactured in Florida and made wars most dangerous event, frontal assault against a fortified beach, possible. Blue Water, Red Blood follows thriller, A Place No One Should Go and Civil War novel The Cross on Cotton Creek as the third Double Edge Press publication of a DL Havlin book in the last 24 months. Havlin lives on Pine Island. Fort Myers Regional Library is located at 2450 First Street. Russ Reynolds, Barbara Wells and Pastor Sean BungerShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MAY 9, 20148 Along The RiverThe earliest record of Mothers Day is of the annual ancient Greek spring celebration honoring maternal goddesses. Ancient Romans celebrated a similar festival dedicated to Cybele, also a mother goddess. In the United States, Mothers Day was first celebrated in 1872 at the suggestion of writer, poet and activist Julia Ward Howe. She is most famous for penning the Civil War song, Battle Hymn of the Republic. This year, Mothers Day is Sunday, May 11. There are many great options from which to choose to show mom how much she is loved and appreciated. On Friday, May 9, the Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral invites the public to attend its 2nd annual Celebrate Mothers Tea. It will be an opportunity to appreciate those women who have touched our lives in more ways than one. She could be a friend, family member and/or mentor; treat her to a special outing to show you care. There will be tea, light refreshments and snacks, with live entertainment provided by the Betty Dentzau Performance Team. Gentlemen are encouraged to bring the lady of their life, whether that be a mother, friend or wife. Ladies are encouraged to bring their mothers and girlfriends alike. The doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Fancy tea cups and elegant big hats are encouraged but not required. Preregistration is requested. The Lake Kennedy Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral. For more information and registration, call 574-0575. The Lake Kennedy Center is part of the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department. Treat mom to something special this year at Sunshine Grille. Make your Mothers Day reservations today for the restaurant or a private party room. A special brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner is served from 4 to 10 p.m. The price is $29.99 per person; kids six to 12 are $12. Reservations are encouraged. The Mothers Day brunch features a prime rib carving station, slow roasted ham, Belgian waffles, omelets, eggs Benedict, applewood bacon, Southern-style cheese grits, biscuits and sausage gravy, smoked salmon, assorted salads, and pastries and desserts. Gluten-free options are also available. Sunshine Grille is located at 8700 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers at the corner of Winkler. Call 489-2233 or go to www.sunshinegrillefm.com. On Sunday, Brattas Piano Bar & Ristorante hosts its annual Mothers Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The price is $29.99 per person and reservations are highly recommended. Choose from an array of dazzling dishes that include seafood quiche, oysters Rockefeller, eggs Benedict, deviled eggs, scrambled cheese eggs, pancakes, crisp bacon, maple sausage links, biscuits and sausage gravy, carved beef, baked ham, lobster bisque, homemade lasagna, fresh fruit, tropical white fish, homemade potato salad, peel and eat shrimp cocktail, chicken and cheese tortellini alfredo, roasted red potatoes, Brattas rice, tossed house salad, Caesar salad, rolls, corn and green beans, coleslaw, gouda cheese garlic mashed potatoes, and assorted homemade desserts. Brattas is located at 12984 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449 or go to www.brattasristorante.com. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery offers the perfect backdrop for a family gathering to honor mom. The casual restaurant with the fun-loving staff boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. While relaxing on the deck, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. On Sunday, May 11, the restaurant opens at 8 a.m. for breakfast and will also serve lunch, dinner and snacks in between. Live music is provided by Chris Kemp from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by High Tide from 6 to 10 p.m. Call ahead to reserve a spot in air-conditioned comfort or outside on the expansive waterfront patio. Nellies staff will magically satisfy everyone with the very best food and drink without breaking the bank. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. If you are traveling by boat, marine dockage is available at the Fort Myers Beach Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina with dock attendants assistance. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. Nervous Nellies is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. Call 463-8077 or go to nervousnellies.net. Treat mom to brunch or dinner at Sandy Stilwells Sunshine Grille in Fort Myers Brattas Piano Bar & Ristorante is serving its annual Mothers Day brunch on Sunday May Is Make-AWish Month For Southern FloridaMake-A-Wish Southern Florida is celebrating the month of May with various celebrations and events in Southwest Florida. Each year, during the month of May, volunteers, businesses and communities come together to help create awareness of the Make-A-Wish organization and wish opportunities. Events and promotions play a vital role in making wishes come true and the community is urged to participate and spread the word. The following events are scheduled to help celebrate Make-AWish Month: Kicking off the month is Purely You Spa in Naples, who will be donating a portion of its proceeds on specific services during the month-long celebration. For more details, contact Purely You Spa at 239-331-8266. An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony were held at the Make-A-Wish offices in Bonita Springs on April 30 with Chamber members, volunteers, sponsors, donors and friends present. To celebrate 30 years of making wishes come true in Southwest Florida, Tom Falciglia, chair of the Lee County MakeA-Wish Presidents Council, solicited surrounding counties and cities to proclaim and recognize Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. All the mayors of Collier, Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties issued proclamations recognizing the work of Make-A-Wish and the power of wishes. Sanibel and Clewiston proclamations were presented in April. Fort Myers was presented on May 5, Moore Haven on May 6, Naples on May 7, Bonita Springs on May 7, and Labelle on May 8. Blue, Brews and BBQ is set for May 9 from 4 to 9 p.m. and May 10 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Tin City in downtown Naples. Make-A-Wish will provide three volunteers for each shift and will receive $15 per hour per volunteer as well as 10 percent of blue crab and Blue Moon sales. A Pancake Breakfast will be held on May 10 at Beef O Bradys in San Carlos from 8 to 10 a.m. with all you can eat pancakes and sausages for $5. Proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish. FGCU will be having a Blue-Out baseball game where all guests are encouraged to wear blue. A wish child will throw the first pitch of the game on May 10 at 2 p.m. at Swanson Stadium at FGCU. This is a wish awareness event. Cut-A-Thons will be held on May 16. Hair by Carlos in Fort Myers will donate 100 percent of profits for the day. For more information, call 481-8010. Salon Bellezza in Naples will donate 10 percent of every haircut, and Scott Anthony Salon in Fort Myers will donate 10 percent of total service sales from the day. Make-A-Wish volunteers will be recognized and treated at a volunteer appreciation dinner on May 21. The annual Celebration of Life cruise will round out the month on May 31 as wish kids and families are treated to a day out on the Naples Princess. For more information visit www. makeawishmonth.org or www.sfla.wish. org. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


9 THE RIVER MAY 9, 2014 CAPTIVA CRUISES Happy Mothers Day from the Crew at Captiva Cruises Moms cruise free on our lunch cruise to Cabbage Key or Useppa or the Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure on Saturday, May 10th or Sunday, May 11th when cruising with their families. Lunch is additional at the island restaurant Reservations are Required. Please call Captiva Cruises at (239) 472-5300 for additional information or visit www.captivacruises.com Cruise departs 10:00 AM & returns at 3:00 PM Enjoy a Cheeseburger in Paradise at the rustic Cabbage Key Inn. Visit the exclusive Collier Inn on Useppa for special Mothers Day Brunch. 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 are served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich, and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for 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 The Island Cow on Sanibel. The 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 dining 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. Happy hour is 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.continued on page 16 FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN BRATTAS RISTORANTE ISLAND COW NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY Sunshine Grille is serving a special Mothers Day brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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 9, 201410


11 THE RIVER MAY 9, 2014 Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc. May 15, 2014 Meeting Columnist Cal Thomas Speaks At Community Prayer BreakfastMore than 1,300 people filled Harborside Event Center on National Day of Prayer May 1 to hear nationally syndicated political columnist Cal Thomas. Thomas was in Fort Myers as the guest speaker at the Community Prayer Breakfast presented by the Community Prayer Breakfast Committee. Thomas lamented the loss of conservative values and urged those in attendance to return to the Bible and put more focus on honoring God instead of acquiring material possessions. As a public service to the community, Christian Television (CTN10) will rebroadcast the prayer breakfast on Saturday, May 10, at 8 p.m. on Comcast Channel 10, Dish Network Channel 49 and in high definition on Channel 439. Thomas has a twice-weekly column appearing in more than 500 newspapers nationwide, including The News-Press in Fort Myers, and is one of the most widely read voices on the American political scene. He also is a panelist on the FOX News Watch show and writes a twice-monthly column for USA Today with Fox News commentator Bob Beckel. Thomas has authored 11 books, including his most recent work with Beckel, Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War that is Destroying America. A book-signing will follow the prayer breakfast in the Harborside lobby. A graduate of American University, Thomas is a 35-year veteran of broadcast Wayne and Mavis Miller of the John & Aliese Price Foundation Cal Thomas, Krista Scott and Lee Sheriff Mike Scott Cal Thomas and Olympian Liston Bochette Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass and Rick Pritchett 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. Children Make Music At Chapel Young musicians will play piano in a concert on May 18 at Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers Beach, at 1 p.m. Ranging in age from four to 14, these students are pupils of Michael and Elena Melnikov. Michael Melnikov is the director of music at Chapel by the Sea and his wife has been an organist for several churches in the area. This is an opportunity to join children, parents, and guests for some musical fun.


THE RIVER MAY 9, 201412 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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 Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane D S C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur B ottom Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on a c es C C ll n P in t Pr i es C C i i Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 First Tarpon Of The Seasonby Capt. Matt MitchellAnother week of wind and adverse weather conditions generally made fishing tough going yet again. What seems like never ending wind has become the usual conditions anglers have had to deal with for the last few months. Despite the conditions I have still been catching a few quality fish here and there, it just seems like it has taken a lot more work than it should to catch fish in the month of May. Spring time fishing action should be about as good as it gets and as conditions improve the fishing will quickly follow. Even if you are not a fisherman but where anywhere close to the water you probably noticed the extreme high tides we had this week. The high tides along with the prevailing southerly winds made a as close to perfect set up for mangrove fishing as you will ever get. The couple of afternoons I did get to fish these giant highs action on refdish and snook was some of the best I have seen in months. This week marked the 3rd annual Ding Darling Doc Fords tarpon tournament and the first tarpon of the season caught from my boat. After some slow pre fishing for two days with our team Chasin Poon we finally got it done when it counted on tournament day. Wade Robert from Sanibel caught the estimated 120 pound fish after roughly a hour long fight. This fish did not come easily as it towed us across the intercoastal and slugged it out generally staying close to the boat after making a few awesome jumps on the first drag screaming runs. Wade did a awesome job fighting the fish as we managed to get a leader touch and our team on the scoreboard. We pulled right back to our marker buoy and it did not take long for us to get hooked up again. Team member Gary Biltgen had the live bait rod in his hand as a hard charging tarpon ate his pinfish and came at the boat jumping twice closer than 20 feet away. Everyone scrambled as the hooked fish came right under the bow of the boat, lifting the anchor rope and clearing rods as I managed to dump the buoy and the fight was on again. This fish was such a different fight than our first fish, it was all about jumping and air time. Giant head shakes and crazy arobatic jumps, this is why we tarpon fish. Then as quickly as the bite had happened the fish on the seventh jump broke through the leader and the battle was over. After a few more hours we could not manage another hook up knowing a 2nd release would put us in the money. With 42 teams of the best tarpon fisherman in the area fishing in the tournament and only 12 fish caught that gives you a idea of how tough the conditions where. 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. The leader touch on Wade Roberts tarpon during the Ding Darling Doc Fords tarpon tournament this week CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Untangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly BILL FISCHERSend 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.


13 THE RIVER MAY 9, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: If You Care, Leave It There!by Patricia MolloyHumans are always a young, wild animals last hope for survival, never its best hope, stated Dr. Heather Barron, clinic director. A young animal should only be removed from the wild after all avenues to reunite it with an adult animal have been explored. If you care, leave it there! Sadly, many babies are admitted to CROW by well-meaning people who inappropriately take them away from their wild homes. Instead of picking up a seemingly abandoned wild creature, pick up the phone and call CROW. The highly-trained staff will happily advise you. If you find a bird or mammal after business hours, go to CROWs website and look under the Found an Animal? category for assistance and instructions. Students and volunteers work around the clock to feed the many abducted youngsters that are currently at CROW. The clinics baby rooms are full of cardinals, doves, squirrels, raccoons, cottontails, and even a tiny armadillo. It is critical that the babies are feed every two hours. By the time volunteers finish a round of feedings, its time to start all over again. It takes weeks or months for the babies to mature enough to survive in the wild. With baby season in full swing, you can do your part in helping local wildlife by donating items from the clinics wish list: paper towels, Purina ONE Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow (no colored chunks), wild bird seed, bleach, fragrancefree laundry detergent, new or gently used bath and hand towels, red heat lamps (250W), garbage bags (42 gallons) and ceramic crocks of all sizes (ramekins, etc.). 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. All babies, like this Eastern screech owlet, must be weighed daily to ensure that they are growing adequately. This adorable raccoon is kept in a room with many other young bandits Dr. Heather uses a tiny stethoscope to listen to this cottontails heartbeat


THE RIVER MAY 9, 201414 Plant SmartSpiderwortby Gerri ReavesSpiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) is a native wildflower found in open woods and disturbed areas and along roadsides, ponds and streams. Drought-tolerant and pest-resistant, it makes a beautiful groundcover or border that usually reaches two to three feet tall. It is also called bluejacket because of the umbrella-like clusters of blue flowers that droop from the stems. The threepetaled flowers measure about one inch across and number as many as 10 per cluster. Close up, they are strikingly lovely, with six stamens with hairy filaments and yellow anthers that contrast with the blue petals. They bloom most of the year, from spring until autumn, but usually last for only one morning. The slender leaves are smooth, grasslike and about 16 inches long. The deeply ridged leaves look folded lengthways. Propagate spiderwort with the seeds or by dividing the clumps, or let it spread via rhizomes. Plant it in full sun to partial shade. The only maintenance is the optional removal of old stalks and seed heads. The edible flowers can be served in salads. The leaves and stems are said to taste like green beans. Forms with white or pink flowers also are cultivated. Sources: Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, Wildflowers of Florida by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, National Audubon Society Field Guild to Florida, and fnpsblog.blogspot.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Bonsai MeetingThe Road to Perfection, a day-long program of the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, will be held on Saturday, May 17 at the SPLAC building on Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers. The morning session, beginning at 9 a.m., will feature Ernie Fernandez, who will critique members trees in preparation for them to be used in the annual November show. In the afternoon, there will be a repotting session with Justin James. Guests are welcome. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is the practice of raising small artistic trees in pots; it originated in the Orient and has become popular worldwide. The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. was founded in 1973 to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of bonsai and related arts. It holds its meeting on the third Satuday of each month. For more information, visit www.bonsaiswfl.org or call Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. Native spiderworts blue flowers bloom in clusters and last for only a morning photo by Gerri Reaves Retrospective At Rauschenberg GalleryChronicling a decade of highly innovative art projects and often unconventional installations by invited artists, ELEVEN: The John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA) 10-Year Retrospective will mark its final day at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery (and elucidate the enigmatic/numeric exhibition title) by closing to the public on JEMAs ELEVENth anniversary. Founded on July 25, 2003 by artist/ curator Sean Miller with an unauthorized grand opening in the lobby of the Seattle Art Museum, The John Erickson Museum of Art was officially inaugurated with a guerilla-style art action. Befitting its diminutive architectural scale (each JEMA gallery is only slightly larger than a shoebox) the entire celebratory event was clocked from start to finish at two-minutes in length. Conceived in the tradition of Marcel Duchamps Boite en Valise (his miniretrospective in a suitcase) and Robert Fillious Galerie Lgitime (an exhibition space in the artists hat), the portable JEMA galleries have played host to sitespecific and solo projects by a wide-array of well-established and emerging international artists. While ELEVEN: The John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA) 10-Year Retrospective at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery will present more than twenty archived JEMA galleries including those by Gregory Green, Arnold Mesches, Yoko Ono, Bethany Taylor, Sergio Vega and others, it will also premiere new works (or some not previously shown in the United States) by Jim Drain, Oliver Herring, Chip Lord, Tea Mkip, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, Fluxus pioneer Ben Patterson and The Art Guys from Houston. This first-ever survey of artworks commissioned by the John Erickson Museum of Art, ELEVEN will represent the largest gathering to date of artist/curator Sean Millers location variable JEMA galleries and be accompanied by his Next Chapter Spaces, JEMA Annex, JEMA Video Lounge, the Art Museum Dust Collection and new works from the JEMA Artist Dream Registry. We are honored to be collaborating with our friends at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and to have the opportunity to premiere this ambitious jointventure in Fort Myers before travelling ELEVEN: The John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA) 10-Year Retrospective to the University of Florida in Gainesville this Fall, said Bob Rauschenberg Gallery director Jade Dellinger. The founder and director of JEMA, Miller is a Florida-based artist/curator and an Assistant Professor at University of Florida with the School of Art and Art History and views the John Erickson Museum of Art as a generative art work. As Kerry Oliver-Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art/ University of Florida views it, Sean Millers remarkable JEMA project upends conventional ideas of the museum, artist and curator. He reinvents the museum by creating a series of miniature and mobile museums that occupy new realms of critical and literal space from site-specific sculpture and installation space to performance and webbased project. Each museum features a different artist and from there the project expands. The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery was founded as The Gallery of Fine Art in 1979 on the Lee County campus of Edison State College (then Edison Community College). Gallery exhibitions are sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The State of Florida, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council. Marketing of The John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA) 10-Year Retrospective is generously underwritten by Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Mothers TeaThe Lake Kennedy Center cordially invites the community to participate in their 2nd annual Celebrate Mothers Tea on Friday, May 9. The event provides an opportunity for us all to appreciate those women who have touched our lives in more ways than one. She could be a friend, a family member and/or mentor. All guests will enjoy tea, light refreshments and snacks, with entertainment by the Betty Dentzau Performance Team. Gentlemen, bring the lady of your life, mother, friend or wife. Ladies, bring your mothers and girlfriends alike. Fancy tea cups and elegant big hats are encouraged but not required. Preregistration is required. Walk-ins are welcome. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. For reservations or more information, call 574-0575. The Lake Kennedy Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


15 THE RIVER MAY 9, 2014 Romance And Comedy Coming To Lab TheaterWhen asked what inspires him to write, playwright Zalman Velvel said, I have discovered God has a well developed sense of humor, so I try to make Him laugh then He will be kinder to me when I take my last breath. Velvels play, the romantic comedy The Second Book of Ruth will have its world premier and open the The Laboratory Theaters summer season. The story is an amusing journey of a modern woman, with twists and turns, as she enters into three modern relationships, and then finds the right mate for life, and a total surprise. The playwright said, I was inspired to write this play by a passage in the Bible, in the Book of Ruth, that begins with Ruth telling her mother-in-law, Where you go, I will go It is the purest expressions of love I ever read. My wife has adapted this to me by saying, Where you go I will always be one step ahead of you. Directed by Carmen Crussard, the staged reading will feature actors Jennifer Grant, Jonathan Best and Mike Dinko. The Second Book of Ruth will open on Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. Other performance dates are May 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. Tickets are $12 for students, $18.50 for seniors and military on Thursdays, and $22 for adults. They are available at the door or online at laboratorytheaterflorida.com. The theater is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information, call 218-0481. Jennifer Grant, Mike Dinko and Jonathan Best Hooked On ArtArtFest Fort Myers recently partnered with the Pine Island service organization, The Matlacha Hookers, to purchase art supplies for Pine Island Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year. This is a wonderful example of how members of a community can work together toward a common goal, explained Sharon McAllister, ArtFest executive director. The Matlacha Hookers volunteer their time, over festival weekend, to staff our beverage booths. Their invaluable service is translated into a $1,200 cash donation from ArtFest Fort Myers to help fund Pine Island Elementary Schools art supplies. ArtFest Fort Myers will be held next year on February 7 and 8, 2015. Opening night will take place on February 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. Jeanne Seehaver of ArtFest Fort Myers, Robert Mazzoli, principal at Pine Island Elementary, Gloria Van Duzer, art teacher at Pine Island Elementary and Katie Fischer of the Matlacha Hookers with her son, Kai 4 8 1-47 33 12600 McGre g or Blvd, Ft M y ers w ww. scuba vi ced iv e r s com S wim wit h th e Fi s h e s Proper ty Care ONE COMPANY TOTAL CARE YOUR H OME Landscape Architecture Design & Build Pool Maintenance Shell or Stone Driveways Lawn Maintenance Plant Care go to Property-Care.com for Services & Discountscall 239.887.2212 ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MAY 9, 201416 Theater Conspiracy Production Raises Money For Non-ProfitsTheatre Conspiracy will be raising money for local non-profit organizations with the play Wallis Simpson Royal Obsession, The Love Scandal That Rocked the Empire by Joanna Olsen. The show opens on May 16 at 8 p.m. at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts. For the past several years Theatre Conspiracy has dedicated 50 percent of ticket sales from specific plays to benefit local non-profit groups. This year, Wallis Simpson Royal Obsession will benefit three worthy organizations. On Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m., the performance will benefit the Alliance for the Arts; on Saturday, May 17 at 8 p.m., it will benefit WGCU Public Media; and on Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m., it will benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society. One of the most captivating romances of the past century was that of Edward VIII, King of England and Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee for whom he gave up the throne. In this original one-woman show, Joanna Olsen, who enthralled audiences recently with her performance in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, now takes you on an intriguing journey into 1930s England and the life of this ambitious socialite who ultimately became the Duchess of Windsor. The dynamic forces swirling around this controversial affair led to the abdication which nearly toppled the Monarchy. Wallis Simpson, referred to as That Woman by Queen Mary, was the most infamous woman of her time. Just mention her name at a party and youve stirred up a hotbed of interest. Everyone has an opinion. What magical hold did Wallis have on Edward VIII that he abdicated the throne of England to marry her? Did she even want to be queen? And why did the royals at Buckingham Palace despise her so? Through extensive research, Wallis actual letters to her aunt in America, and those recently discovered from her second husband, Ernest Simpson, Joanna Olsen creates the world of post-World War I London. This intriguing one-woman show about an ambitious Baltimore socialite who ultimately became the Duchess of Windsor will captivate and delight, and may change your opinion. Olsen portrays four characters in this saucy, funny, sometimes poignant play that is full of juicy gossip and plenty of laughs. After a long career as a dental hygienist and seeing three children off to college, Olsen decided to make a career change. She went to New York City and studied acting at the William Esper Studio, and went on to perform at professional theaters throughout the South and Midwest. Some of her favorite roles include: Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa at the Hippodrome, EM Ashford in Wit at Atlantas Alliance (and as understudy going on as Vivian), Catherine in Arms and the Man at Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Nancy in Seascape, and Helen in Road to Mecca at Palm Beach Drama Works. She always wanted to write a one-woman show about a truly controversial character. Wallis Simpson Royal Obsession filled the bill. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Theatre Cospiracys box office at 936-3239 or by visiting www.theatreconspiracy.org. There will be a talk-back with the playwright/performer following each performance. Wallis Simpson Joanna Olsen as Wallis Simpson Ghostbird Theatre Presents Romantic DramaGhostbird Theatre Company closes its second season with the award-winning play Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph. This contemporary romantic drama will be staged May 14 to 18 and May 21 to 25 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. Covering a 30-year arc in the lives of two friends, the play focuses on the calamities, accidents, and wounds we all suffer, with humor, pain and regret. Director Brittney Brady sets the play within an operation theater. Here is where the audience takes the place of medical students, studying the symptoms and behavior of their subjects, said Brady. This may be our most intimate production yet. Ghostbird veteran ensemble player Hanny Zuniga is Kayleen, a woman who has learned to cover up her scars too well. Josh Johnson plays Doug, a man who lives recklessly, with courage and carelessness. Together, they form a poignant, beautiful and time-tested friendship, as each endures injuries, whether fated, accidental or self-inflicted. The play explores how we tend to those we love who have become damaged by the ordinary calamities which befall on us all. Original music for the play is composed and performed by Philip Heubeck. Ghostbird Theatre Company is the resident theater company of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The company is dedicated to bringing new and magical performances to Fort Myers and beyond. Tickets are $10 each, and are available through the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center ticket office or online at www.sbdac.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a cash bar, and the play begins at 8 p.m. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. From page 9Fort Myers FareFormerly known as the Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Lounge, Sunshine Grille serves all of your favorite dishes for lunch and dinner. In addition to its previous menu, the restaurant is also serving gourmet flat breads prepared in a wood fired stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with the famous wood fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. SUNSHINE GRILLE Individual Artist Grant Recipient Exhibit 2013-14On Friday, May 2 at the Harborside Event Center from 6 to 8 p.m., the City of Fort Myers will presents the individual Artist Grant Recipient Exhibit 2013-14. The artists work will be on display at through Wednesday, May 28. The public is welcome to come and view the work, meet the artists and enjoy the opening celebration. Admission will be free. The Individual Artist Grants are awarded to the artists who work or live in the City of Fort Myers and make a contribution to the art and cultural climate. The criteria also includes: artistic merit, community outreach and art related educational value.


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THE RIVER MAY 9, 201418 Prom Night Held For The PACE Center For GirlsThe PACE Center for Girls of Lee County held their prom on April 25 at the Lee County YMCA. Decorations generously donated by Fort Myers High School set the prom theme as Fire and Ice. More than 35 PACE girls attended the event and enjoyed the night of a lifetime. The PACE prom would not have been possible without the help of the Lee County community. Each girl was given the opportunity to shop through the 200-plus dresses that were all donated to PACE through dress drives at Edison Mall, Dazzle Too and other generous drop-offs. To get ready for the prom, local salons partnered together and provided two hours of hair and makeup service to the girls, making each one look her best. The night was full of fun and dancing with great music by New Beginnings Events, and a photo booth by Megan DiPiero Photography. This is always my favorite night of the year for the PACE girls. It is such a joy to see the girls laughing, dancing and being themselves on the dance floor, said Sandy Stilwell, chair of the PACE Center board of directors. They really feel important and respected on this night. The PACE girls had even more to look forward to toward the end of the event, the results of the superlatives. Ten girls were awarded a rose from superlatives including, Most Sincere, Most Likely to Succeed, Most Talented and so on. The biggest excitement of the night, however, was the announcement of the PACE Prom Queen. With votes extremely tight this year, PACE ended up awarding a princess and a queen. This years Prom Queen, Shelby, is 17 years old and has been at PACE for 11 months. She remarked, This literally means everything to me. Before PACE, I was close to dropping out of school. I had no friends and I was really depressed. Shelby, like most PACE girls, has found herself at PACE and is more resilient than ever. Im happy this will show everyone that plus-sized girls can win, too, Shelby added. I have learned to love myself and my body size. Hopefully, this will help other girls have hope and to love themselves, too. That is the best part about winning. PACE would like to thank the 2014 prom sponsors including the Lee County YMCA, Edison Mall, New Beginnings Events, Dazzle Too, Fort Myers High School, Balloons Over Fort Myers, Blue Dahlia Salon, Paul Mitchell The School, Sunstate Academy, Mary Kay representatives, Jasons Deli, Sunshine Grille, PACE Board of Directors, PACE Sisters and Chick-fil-A. For more information about the prom or the PACE program, visit www.pacecenter.org/lee or contact Sally Kee at Sally.Kee@pacecenter.org or 425-2366 ext. 2315. Free Seminars On Using Lee Clerk Of Court WebsiteLinda Doggett will be the speaker at public seminars on information available on the Lee County Clerk of Court website. Public records are useful to businesses and organizations and can help you make better informed decisions in your personal day to day life. Seminars on The Value of Searching Public Records and Online Services will be held on the following dates: May 14 at the Fort Myers Regional Library, 2450 First Street August 20 at the Bonita Springs Library, 6876 Pine Avenue September 3 at the Cape Coral Public Library, 921 SW 39th Terrace. All seminars are scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration is not required. Seating for attendees is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Topics to be discussed include: 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 certificatescontinued on page 19 Shelby, PACE Prom Queen Judith getting ready Natanya getting crowned PACE Center For Girls pose together on prom night Presentation On RussiaThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point will hold a two-part series with Thomas Tyrrell on A New Cold War: Russia Revisited. The program is on Wednesday, May 28 and Friday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tyrrell, a retired international lawyer and a former economic advisor to the UK government, will lead this two-part series of talks aimed at a better understanding of the Russian people and the objectives of President Putin. Tickets for each session are $10. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 489-8472. If you are unable to attend, give 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Thomas Tyrrell


19 THE RIVER MAY 9, 2014 Dr. Kenneth Walker and Mary Jo Walker Paul Sanborn of Cape Coral and Skip Mitchell Lee County Clerk of the Courts Linda Doggett and Don Doggettand print journalism. He has worked for NBC, CNBC, PBS television and the Fox News Network, where he currently provides weekly political commentary. Thomas has appeared on NBC Nightly News, Nightline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNNs Crossfire, Larry King Live and The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 1995, he was honored with a Cable Ace Award nomination for Best Interview Program. Other awards include a George Foster Peabody team reporting award and awards from both the Associated Press and United Press International. Other books he has written include Blinded by Might: Can the Religious Right Save America?, A Freedom Dream, Public Persons and Private Lives, Book Burning, Liberals for Lunch, Occupied Territory, The Death of Ethics in America, Uncommon Sense and Things That Matter Most. Thomas and his wife, Ray, who is a family therapist, have four children and eight grandchildren and live in the Washington, D.C., area. Previous speakers at the Community Prayer Breakfast have included former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Lt. Col. Oliver North, world-renowned Siamese twins surgeon Dr. Ben Carson, Touched By An Angel producer Martha Williamson, former U.S. Sen. Connie Mack, former Ambassador Andrew Young, Olympian Billy Mills, television evangelist Dr. Robert Schuller, radio talk show host Dennis Prager and former American Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole, among others. Individuals who wish to attend next years Community Prayer Breakfast may call 656-6099 to be placed on the invitation list, although this is not a guarantee that tickets will be available. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the event, tickets are issued on a first comefirst served basis to those who respond quickest to the invitation. For more information about the Community Prayer Breakfast, call 6566099. Ocala Outdoor Adventure CampDo your children long to spend their summer days in the great outdoors? Would they love the chance to learn about fish and wildlife from experts, and hike or canoe with other children their age? Then its time to sign them up for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp. The facility is located in the Ocala National Forest. The summer camp is for boys and girls, ages nine to 15, and focuses on fish and wildlife conservation, outdoor skills and firearm safety. The camp offers six one-week sessions beginning June 16. The camps primary goal is to help children become conservation-minded and good stewards of fish and wildlife resources. They learn these skills and values through fun and educational, hands-on activities such as fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, archery and other outdoor programs. Tuition is $295 per camper per week and includes lodging, food, program materials and instruction. Each weeklong session is divided into four groups, based on individual interest: hunter safety, archery skills, wilderness outdoor skills and the fishing program. The Ocala Conservation Center is on a 57-acre peninsula at Lake Eaton, an area rich in history and wildlife. It is 20 miles east of Ocala in Marion County, in the heart of the Ocala National Forest. The facilities are rustic, yet comfortable, with air-conditioned cabins and dining hall. The classrooms are fishing piers, shooting ranges, nature trails, Lake Eaton and the vast Ocala National Forest. For more information or availability, call 352-625-2804. From page 18Seminars Request postponement or excusal of jury duty Obtain passport and marriage license information Locate links to other local and state agencies. For more information, contact Rita Miller at RMiller@LeeClerk.org or call 533-2766. Chauncey Goss and Joyce Botchford Betty and Jimmy Nelson Fort Myers City Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown Media organizer Susan Bennett and graphic artist Marie Demers


THE RIVER MAY 9, 201420 The Good And Bad: Heartwarming Derby Victory; Repugnant Remarks By Clippers Ownerby Ed FrankMaybe last week in the world of sports was not different than most weeks but, to this writer, two headline events one heartwarming and the other evil revealed the dichotomy of sports. First lets deal with the positive. Whether you follow the ponies or not, last Saturdays Kentucky Derby win by California Chrome already has started the buzz that this beautiful chestnut colt could capture the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. What makes the rags to riches saga so intriguing is the $8,000 investment made by partners Steve Coburn and Perry Martin that ultimately resulted in their $1.4 million first-place Derby purse. The partners paid $8,000 for the mare Love The Chase that was bred to Lucky Pulpit in a union that produced California Chrome. At the sale where Coburn and Martin bought Love The Chase, someone said, only a dumb ass would pay $8,000 for the mare. Hence the partnership was officially named DAP. Saturdays Derby victory was the fifth straight win for California Chrome. After the big colt won the April 5 Santa Anita Derby, Coburn and Martin were offered $6 million for a 51 percent controlling interest in the horse. The offer was flatly rejected. The second chapter of this episode involves 77-year-old Art Sherman who trained California Chrome. He has trained winners for years, but this was his first horse in the Kentucky Derby. His last visit to Churchill Downs was 58 years ago when he was an 18-year-old stable hand for 1955 champion Swaps. Sherman revealed that he visited Swaps grave the day before Saturdays race and asked the horse of his youth for a little help for his super horse of today. So its onward to next weeks Preakness and the June 7 Belmont Stakes. DAP believe their horse will win the Triple Crown. Its highly unlikely that anyone now will say its a dumb ass prediction. We turn now to the repugnant remarks that surfaced last week by Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA California Clippers, who was heard telling his girlfriend/mistress not to associate with black people and not to bring them to his basketball games. In particular, he singled out NBA legend Magic Johnson. Almost immediately, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver slapped Sterling with a death sentence, banning him for life from the league, slapping him with a $2.5 million fine and ordering him to sell the Clippers franchise. While the commissioners action is likely to be fought in the courts by Sterling, a forced sale would produce a windfall for the disgraced owner who bought the team for a reported $12 million and now is worth more than $500 million. Yes, it was a week of the good and the bad in sports. Every week, however, we need more of the good. Buxton, 2013 Minor League Player of the Year, Joins Miracle The Fort Myers Miracle began this week with Bryon Buxton, the 2013 Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year, assigned to the roster in a rehabilitation stint following a wrist injury suffered in Spring Training. In his first game last Sunday, he went 0-4 with two strikeouts in a 4-2 loss to Bradenton. The 20-year-old Buxton played in 126 games last year split between Class A Cedar Rapids and Advanced A Fort Myers where combined he hit .334 driving in 77 runs. The Miracle started the week having lost four straight games, a three-game sweep by Palm Beach and Sundays Bradenton loss. Despite the losses, the teams season record was 16-14 and tied for second place in the Florida State League South Division, just one game behind St. Lucie. Levi Michael, the 2011 first-round draft choice of the Minnesota Twins, is leading the team in hitting with a .318 average. It is a big improvement for the shortstop who hit only .229 for the Miracle last season. Fort Myers is home this weekend at Hammond Stadium, Friday and Saturday, hosting Jupiter. California Chrome, winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby, on the backside the morning after the race, May 4. photo by Michael Dossett, special to the Courier Journal Online Triathlon Registration Is Open Slots for this years Galloway Captiva Triathlon are filling up at record pace. Registration for the 4th annual triathlon opened May 1. The Captiva Triathlon, held on September 13 and 14, is a family fun and fitness weekend at South Seas Island Resort centered around a childrens race on Saturday morning and a sprint-length race on Sunday morning. Kate Goodherham, one of the race directors said, Each year we have sold out faster. The athletes enthusiasm for this race is overwhelming. This year, entries will be limited to 750 (720 individuals and 30 teams). A special wave for Elite Amateur participants, who will be seeded in the opening wave, will compete head-to-head with other top amateur triathletes for awards three deep by gender. There will be three childrens fun races on Saturday: the sixto eight-year-olds and the nineto 10-year-olds will each complete a 100-yard swim, 1.5-mile bike and 0.5-mile run, while the age 10 to 13 racers face a 200-yard swim, three-mile bike and one-mile run. The swim course will take place in waist-deep water along Captivas gulf beach, and the course will be lined with adults and lifeguards. The bike course will be closed to all traffic, and the run course will be along the golf course overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. All children who finish will receive a medal. Angie Ferguson, a well-known Elite Level 2 level triathlon coach, 19-time Ironman, and one of the race directors for the event, said, It is such a thrill to be part of this event going into our fourth year. It gives our entire community a healthy focus while raising much needed funds in our area. Its a win-win all around. The Sunday adult race is a sprint length comprising a 0.25-mile swim, 10-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. It is the same incredible course that people loved last year, said Gooderham. Community Cooperative is the benefitting charity for the race, as it was the last three years. Last years race raised $20,000 for the local charity. A portion of the proceeds raised will go towards supporting the school pantry and emergency food backpack program, providing emergency food for more than 2,000 local children each school year. The program helps reduce child hunger and improves health and academic outcomes while providing support for Lee County children and families in need. For more information and a registration link, go to www.captivatri.org. Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party The 2nd annual Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party will be making a splash in Southwest Florida the weekend of June 6 and 7. A benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, the fishing tournament launches at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 from Port Sanibel Marina. Anglers will spend the day catching a variety of species for a chance to hook the top prize and enjoy their fresh catch for dinner compliments of the Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant. Attendees will also enjoy silent and live auctions, live music and an exciting award ceremony. The Offshore Rodeo Fishing Tournament is sure to be a great time for families and for anyone interested in fishing, said Jeff Miloff, event organizer. Best of all, it supports families in need at the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida. Registration is $250 per angler which includes a guest to attend the dinner festivities. To register, visit www.rmhcswfl. org. For more information, contact Jeff Miloff of Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group at 565-0831. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Fucillo KIA of Cape Coral has gifted RMHC with a 2014 KIA Soul as a part of the annual tournament to serve as the grand prize in a chance drawing. Tickets for the drawing are $100 each and no more than 400 tickets will be sold. Those living outside of Florida are also eligible to enter the drawing (void where prohibited). A person or entity may purchase a maximum of 25 tickets. The drawing will be held at Fuccillo KIA of Cape Coral on Sunday, June 8 at 11 a.m. The winner need not be present to win. The chance drawing winner will be responsible for any applicable taxes, as well as tag, title and fees. The chance drawing winner shall accept the property in as is condition and must claim the prize within two weeks or a new winner will be selected. To purchase chance drawing tickets for the 2014 KIA Soul, or for further information on the chance drawing or the tournament, call RMHC at 437-0202 or visit www.rmhcswfl.org. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


21 THE RIVER MAY 9, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Everyone in our family loves to read except my daughter, who is 12. She can read well and is a very good student, but she just doesnt have that passion for reading that the rest of us have. Being passionate about reading is really a wonderful thing, and I wish I could help her develop that feeling. What can I do? Jennifer Q., Sanibel Jennifer, I agree with you that being a passionate reader is wonderful and something we all want for our children. There is nothing better than getting lost in a wellwritten book, and in knowing that the love of reading can take us on amazing journeys. Donalyn Miller, an author and reading teacher, reports that students who do not develop or maintain a passion for reading will often give the following as reasons for not reading, usually saying that they dont have time in school to read anymore, they have too much homework and too many outside activities, or that they cant find anything good to read. According to Miller, one of the most important behaviors to nurture for increased reading pleasure is to allow children to choose their own books. This builds ownership in the book selection, develops engagement and increases reading motivation and interest. When students select their own books to read and enjoy, they develop confidence in their abilities to make reading choices and build their capacity for choosing books in the future, said Miller. If a book choice doesnt work out, students can fine-tune their bookselecting skills and reflect on what they will do differently next time. Below are some additional ideas from Miller to help parents encourage reading with their children: Parents need to make sure that there is time dedicated to reading. A family reading time can be established where time is set aside just for reading and discussing books. Perhaps a family book club can be implemented. Teach your children how to use wasted time for reading. Avid readers capitalize on the moments in their days when they are bored, riding the bus or waiting for the next event to take place. These empty moments can significantly increase reading time if we teach children to read at such times. Share books and reading with other readers. Avid readers enjoy talking about books almost as much as they like reading. As literacy expert Stephen Krashen reminds us, Children read more when they see other people reading. Help your child develop a reading plan. Avid readers plan to read beyond their current book. One way to help a child make a reading plan is to suggest and promote reading series. Students will anticipate the next installment in a beloved series. Reading series can help students who struggle to maintain reading momentum and motivation. Research indicates that students who read series develop confidence and increased comprehension with each subsequent book because they build background knowledge as they go. Miller also says that students need encouragement and practice to develop the habits of avid readers and that as the adults in their lives must never lose sight of our true goal fostering a lifelong love of reading, which lasts long after school ends. 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. Mariachi 4 Backpacks FUNdraiserThe Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida kicks off the 15th annual BIG Backpack Event with the 2nd annual Mariachi 4 Backpacks FUNdraiser at Cantina Laredo at Bell Tower Shops on Wednesday, May 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The community is invited to shake their maracas with a live Mariachi Band while supporting students in need. The evening will feature complimentary live entertainment, tapas, cash bar, raffles and silent auction. Every $10 raised at the event adopts a student in need and provides him or her with a new backpack and school supplies for the 201415 school year. One hundred percent of all proceeds raised will support students age 5 to 12 who are in need, providing them with free backpacks and school supplies at the 14th annual BIG Backpack Event to be held on Sunday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. A minimum donation of $10 is requested to attend the Mariachi 4 Backpacks event held at Cantina Laredo restaurant, located at 5200 Big Pine Way in Fort Myers. Silent auction items include weekend getaways, tickets to sporting events, autographed memorabilia, salon and spa treatments and more. Sponsors include HABA, Fuller Solutions and CONRIC PR & Marketing. For more information, call 333-5747 or visit www.multiculturalcentre.org. For the past 15 years the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida has been hosting the BIG Backpack event, a popular community outreach event that to date has provided new backpacks and school supplies to nearly 30,000 students over the years. The event lends a helping hand to students and families in need, as well as celebrating the diversity in Southwest Florida with live multicultural entertainment on the main stage including Irish step dance, salsa and more. The event draws an estimated crowd of 15,000 people each year. Although the event begins at 11 a.m., the line begins to form around Harborside Event Center as early at 7 a.m. The first 2,000 students ages 5 to 12 will receive free backpacks and school supplies. Parents or guardians must bring their school age children in order to receive the free supplies. Thanks to sponsors and vendors, students may also receive eye exams, haircuts and other fun giveaways at the event while supplies last. Families will enjoy other event festivities such as face painting, inflatable slide and bounce house, clowns and live entertainment. Sponsorships are available. For more information, visit www.multiculturalcentre.org. JROTC Scholarships To Be PresentedThree scholarships will be presented to JROTC students at the Saturday, May 10. The Calusa Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will meet at 9 a.m. at Wine & Roses Restaurant, 1404 Cape Coral Parkway E, Cape Coral. All military officers and spouses are invited to attend. Tim Horton will be the speaker, representing Norwich University, which was the first school to offer JROTC within a schools curriculum. The cost for the breakfast is $10 at the door. Reservations may be made by contacting Dixie Buick, 945-5030. The Military Officers Association of America is a national organization representing the interests of the military. Florida is the third largest state of membership. Information about the Calusa chapter of MOAA may be obtained by contacting the president, Nick Hubbell, at 240-381-3975. Membership information may be obtained by contacting Tim Cook, 945-6155. Hodges University Establishes School Of Liberal StudiesIn an effort to enhance its ability to serve the career interests and educational aspirations of its students, Hodges University has established a School of Liberal Studies. The school will house several programs, including the English as a Second Language program, Digital Communication, general education courses and the universitys Quality Enhancement program. It has become evident in recent years that liberal studies are ideally suited to equip students with the highly transferrable skills valued by employers, said Dr. Kim Spiezio, Hodges University provost. These skills include critical thinking, effective communication, reading comprehension, problem solving, active listening, teamwork, interpersonal skills, and finance and business mathematics. In establishing a School of Liberal Studies, we will combine a liberal arts education with business and professional objectives, thus graduating even more students ready to make a significant contribution to the workforce of Southwest Florida. Numerous studies have concluded that in the 21st century many individuals will have between six and 10 jobs in their lifetime and that students grounded in the liberal arts are among those individuals best positioned to seize many career opportunities. Dr. Elsa Rogers has been named dean of the school. She has been with Hodges since 1997. Rogers received her bachelors degree from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, her masters from the University of Memphis, and her doctorate from the University of LouisianaLafayette. Hodges University now has five schools of study, including the Johnson School of Business, the Fisher School of Technology, the Nichols School of Professional Studies, a School of Allied Health and the School of Liberal Studies. For more information, visit www. hodges.edu. Veteran On New Career Path After GraduationThe 2014 Edison State College graduation will be an historic event for the institution as it will be the last graduation under that name, Starting on July 1, the institution will start operating as Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW). This graduation is special for all graduates, including Brian Tull, who will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Science. This is not the first career path for Tull, who is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army. Tull had initially enlisted in the Army with plans to serve three years and then start his college career towards teaching. But he loved serving in the Army and made a lifelong career of it, first as a radar operator and then as an army recruiter. After retiring from the Army, he thought he would just enjoy golfing and relaxing, but realized he wanted to do more. He coached footballcontinued on page 23


THE RIVER MAY 9, 201422 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageList Price Selling Price Days On Market Cape Coral Cape Coral 2007 6,950 $2,250,000 $1,750,000 140 Rookery Lake Bonita Springs 1998 4,007 $1,499,900 $1,400,000 164 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2003 3,717 $1,299,000 $1,200,000 150 Creekside Bonita Springs 1993 3,110 $1,125,000 $1,060,000 71 Woodrings Subdivision Sanibel 1932 1,792 $1,145,000 $954,500 116 Edgewater Fort Myers 1996 3,523 $1,025,000 $950,000 619 Anchorage At Bonita BayBonita Springs 1993 2,852 $1,020,000 $915,000 73 Cape Harbour Cape Coral 2003 2,807 $899,000 $820,000 338 Brendan Cove Bonita Springs 2003 2,765 $845,000 $800,000 13 St. Charles Harbour Fort Myers 2003 3,292 $849,000 $790,000 289 Financial FocusBe Aware Of The Need For Disability Insurance by Jennifer BaseyIt probably doesnt show up on your calendar, but May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. And you might agree that such a month is useful, when you consider the following: Three in 10 workers entering the workforce today will become disabled before retiring, according to the Social Security Administration. At age 42, you are four times more likely to become seriously disabled than to die during your working years, according to National Underwriter Life & Health. Disability causes nearly 50 percent of all mortgage foreclosures, according to Health Affairs, a health policy research journal. Given these statistics, its not surprising that the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) sponsors Disability Insurance Awareness Month to encourage Americans to address their disability income needs. Heres the bottom line: You can be really good at budgeting your money and you can be a disciplined long-term investor but unless youve protected at least a reasonable percentage of your income, your whole financial strategy is incomplete. And all your goals, such as a comfortable retirement, could be jeopardized. Of course, you may not be totally unfamiliar with disability income insurance; if you work for a large employer, a group disability policy may be part of your employee benefits package. If so, you should certainly accept the coverage, which may be offered to you free, or at minimal cost. However, this coverage might be inadequate to replace the income needed to allow your family to maintain its lifestyle without dipping into your investments. Consequently, you might need to think about purchasing an individual disability insurance policy. Here are some tips: Look for a policy that is non-cancellable until you reach age 65. When you purchase a non-cancellable policy, your policy premiums cant be changed, provided you pay them on time. Pick the right waiting period. Typically, disability insurance policies dont start paying benefits immediately; theres usually a waiting (or elimination) period ranging from 30 days to two years. Obviously, a shorter waiting period is more desirable, but its probably also going to be more expensive. You may be able to give yourself the flexibility of choosing the longer waiting period if you have created an emergency fund containing six to 12 months worth of living expenses, kept in a liquid account that offers significant preservation of principal. Avoid overly restrictive policies. You may want to avoid an accident-only policy or one with a limited benefit term (five and 10 years are common). These policies may be cheaper, but they dont cover either a disabling illness or the entirety of your working life. Consider adding appropriate riders. It will likely add to the cost of your policy, but a cost-of-living rider will help protect your future benefits from the effects of inflation. You also might want to add a future income options (FIO) rider, which provides you with the ability to purchase additional coverage in the future with no further medical underwriting. These suggestions are general in nature. Your financial advisor can help you determine if you need a private disability insurance policy and, if so, what type of policy is best suited for your needs. But dont wait too long to take action in this area. You cant predict the future, but you should still prepare for the unexpected. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. AppleJuiceAccessing Your iTunes Accountby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSiTunes is Apples way to organize and enjoy music, movies, TV shows, apps and book. You can shop for more music, movies, TV shows, apps and books, gift cards and listen to streaming radio stations with iTunes Radio. If you want to increase your knowledge on a variety of subjects, you can use iTunes U to download free lectures, videos and podcasts from universities and museums. In the iTunes store, you can shop for both free and paid music, movies, TV shows, apps and books. All you need is your Apple ID and password. Open iTunes and click on iTunes Store. On the right side of the page, youll see a section for Quick Links. The top four links will take you to your account, where you can see items you have purchased, redeem your iTunes gift cards using your computers camera or by manually entering the card code, and get support (its a good practice to visit this section for any website your are on). Tap on Account and you will see a window asking for your Apple ID and password. Dont worry if you cant remember your password. Just above the box is the Forgot? which you can use to reset your password. Under your account information, youll see your contact information, iTunes in the Cloud, which tells you how many devices you have associated with your Apple ID and can use to download your items, your purchase history and your settings. Use the links to the right to make any changes to your settings. Under Purchase History, you can tap on See All and view a record of all purchases free and paid from the date you set up your Apple account. You can view by page number and by year, look at previous and next pages and jump to a particular page of purchases. At the present time, it is not possible to print the entire list from your computer screen. You must contact Apple directly for a print out. 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/. Fort Myers Beach Chamber Business ExpoThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is now taking applications for booths and sponsorships for the 2014 Fort Myers Beach Business Expo. Last years expo was a success and the chamber is looking forward to another great event this year. The expo is set for June 19 and will once again be held at the Residence Inn. Space is limited. Send in your application and payment to secure your spot. For an application, contact Jane Ross at jane@fmbchamber.com or call the chamber at 454-7500. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is located at 1661 Estero Boulevard, Suite 8.


23 THE RIVER MAY 9, 2014 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband has a watchful, waiting condition and is tested every six months by his physician. At his last visit, the doctor ordered him to have an ultrasound test of an artery. Several days later, on a Thursday afternoon, the nurse called to say the doctor had ordered an MRI test with no explanation. He asked to speak with the doctor, but was told he was off-duty. Then, he was told the doctor does not take or return telephone calls. He went for the MRI test and was told it would take 10 to 14 days for the results. No one called with any explanation. Finally, after several weeks of waiting and worrying, he received a printed form with boxes checked off to indicate that the results were normal and the doctors signature below. Modern medicine is great, I guess, but the delivery system seems dreadful. We would like your comments. Charley Dear Charley, I hear people complaining about exactly the same conditions you are experiencing. I dont think we will ever go back to what we think was better care, so as in many other areas of our lives, we just have to accept change and try to work within the system. Some people have great doctors who have wonderful support staff. Good care with a caring staff is out there, but it is very hard to find. Lizzie Dear Charley, Unfortunately, that seems to be the direction of most physicians offices. Some are better than others, but in general, voice mail replaces the human voice and efficient work processes replace what feels like human compassion. Since technology is where most if not all offices are headed, accepting and working with it instead of against it is energy well spent. Often, if you can develop a good relationship with the staff, things can run more smoothly. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. deaRPharmacistIm Going To Ruffle Feathers But Here Goesby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: What if you had the chance to change your medicine or physician and it would change the course of your life, would you do it? My blog this week was inspired by a fan I met at a book signing who hugged me with gratitude for saving his life with a column I wrote warning people about a side effect, and what to do. He changed his medicine and his doctor and he thrives today. He made me promise to write another outspoken column with current tips and warnings so Chris, this ones for you and a million others reading me this week: Antibiotics A few popular antibiotics affect DNA similar to some chemotherapy agents. If youre sensitive to them, you could pay a neurological price that causes sudden and serious neuropathy and degrees of brain damage. The drugs that the FDA is concerned about belong to the fluoroquinolone class, and already have a black box warning for increasing the risk of tendon ruptures. But Im telling you that more reports have come in with accusations of neurological damage. Personally, I would only use these for life-threatening infections that were unresponsive to older, regular antibiotics. I wouldnt take them if I had a regular old urinary tract or sinus infection. Acid blocking drugs The proton pump inhibitors sold over the counter and by prescription are such strong drug muggers of magnesium that they can cause fatal heart arrhythmias over time. Even the FDA agrees and issued a black box warning regarding this. Magnesium deficiency causes muscle pain too. If you take this class of acid suppressors on a daily basis, I highly recommend you supplement with a high quality magnesium formula to minimize your risks. The supplement is taken four to six hours away from the drug. Mineral deficiencies from these types of drugs can weaken your bones. Do you love me for telling you this, or think Im crazy? Doesnt matter, the studies back me: Long-term or chronic daily use has been linked to increase fractures of the spine, hip and wrists. Thyroid medicine Drugs that are known generically as levothyroxine dont work until your body activates them. Some of you do that easily, but some of you dont and need supportive minerals and vitamins, or another drug. Speaking of thyroid, I should also tell you that conventional TSH blood tests are incapable of detecting thyroid disease until youre very sick. Better tests include Free T3, Reverse T3, the ratio of these thyroid hormones, as well as a complete antibody panel. Pain relievers and autoimmune drugs If you live in chronic pain of any sort, or take autoimmune disease drugs, then you should test yourself for Lyme disease. This tick-borne infection causes a spinning dial of symptoms that confuses the best practitioners. You may be misdiagnosed with lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, bipolar, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia or others. Testing is key to uncovering this infection which mimics about 300 diseases. If positive, youll need antibiotics. Im passionate about this because my sweet husband was misdiagnosed by 30+ doctors who didnt know how to test correctly! 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. SuzyCohen.com. From page 21Career Pathfor students in 3rd through 7th grades, and realized he still wanted to teach. I love science and the option to explore things and learn more, said Tull. The entire experience at Edison State College was great, the faculty and staff are so supportive and really helped to keep me on the path to my end goal. I owe a lot to Professor Rollins and Dr. Duda for helping me through some tough times. During my internship, I worked with the best teacher, Mrs. Silcox at River Hall Elementary. I have been very lucky to work with and learn from so many wonderful individuals while pursuing this career dream. Tulls U.S. Army career took him to Germany for two and a half years, and he was stationed in multiple states in the U.S. including Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas and Kentucky. Before attending Edison State College, he worked as a recruiter for civilian businesses, but teaching is in the family since his grandfather and cousins were all teachers as well, and he eventually returned to the idea of a teaching career. It was my grandfather who inspired me the most to become a teacher. A WWII Navy veteran and the most likeable man one could ever know. For more information, visit www.edison.edu. Health Plus Lecture SeriesInfectious Diseases: What You Need To Know To Stay SafeLee Memorial Health System and Iberia Bank, a 126-year-old subsidiary of Iberia Bank Corporation, continue the Health Plus Lecture Series with the topic of Infectious Diseases: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe on Thursday, May 15 at the Iberia Bank branch located at 2247 First Street in Fort Myers. A welcome reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6 p.m. This free lecture is open to the public, however, seating is limited. Reservations are requested by calling 332-3527. The guest speaker will be Stephen A. Streed, MS, CIC system director of epidemiology/infection prevention for Lee Memorial Health System. From antibiotic resistant strains to airborne pathogens, the spread of some diseases is inevitable. But, there are precautions that you can take to reduce your chances of getting sick, including a broad range of vaccine-preventable diseases such as shingles and pertussis. Streed will also discuss simple steps people can take before heading out on a cruise or back to school as well as things to watch for with loved ones in assisted living facilities. He will also present new trends in disinfection including UV lights. For more information, contact Debra Newell at 985-2664. Lecture content is provided by the featured professional. Iberia Bank is responsible for hosting this event and not responsible for lecture content. Stephen A. Streed To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER MAY 9, 201424 Lee Memorial Hospitals Honored For High Quality Stroke CareLee Memorial Health Systems four acute care hospitals are being recognized by the American Heart Association for implementing Get With The Guidelines stroke treatment protocol. Get With The Guidelines helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based protocol that are proven to speed recovery and reduce death and disability for stroke patients. Time is brain when it comes to stroke. We are honored that each of our hospitals are being acknowledged for their commitment to swift and effective treatment, ultimately providing the best possible outcomes for patients, said Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital all received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award. This is the third award of its kind for Gulf Coast Medical Center and a first for Cape Coral Hospital, which received designation as a Primary Stroke Center in September of 2013. Each of Lee Memorial Health Systems acute care hospitals earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability, and improving the lives of stroke patients. Lee Memorial Hospital, Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center also received the associations Target: Stroke Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot-buster tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. People who suffer a stroke who receive the drug within three hours of the onset of symptoms may recover quicker and are less likely to suffer severe disability. We are pleased to recognize Lee Memorial Health System for their commitment and dedication to stroke care, said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines steering committee and executive director of interventional cardiovascular programs at Brigham and Womens Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Studies have shown that hospitals that consistently follow Get With The Guidelines quality improvement measures can reduce patients length of stays and 30-day readmission rates and reduce disparity gaps in care. Get With The Guidelines-Stroke also helps hospital staff implement prevention measures, which include educating stroke patients to manage their risk factors and to be aware of warning signs for stroke, and ensuring they take their medications properly. Hospitals can make customized patient education materials available upon discharge based on the patients individual risk profiles. The take-away materials are written in an easy-to-understand format in either English or Spanish. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. From left, Scott Kashman; Douglas Newland, MD; Tammy Booth; Harris Bonnette, MD; Ramon Pabalon, MD; Nancy Holland, American Heart Association; Anna Marie McCarthy; Wendy Piascik; and Mary Paredero Ronald McDonald House Gets A Spring CleaningSpring cleaning at the Ronald McDonald House became a whole lot easier when the team at H20 Dryout, Inc. provided the gift of a house call. The company provided a clean sweep of the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers. Members of the team spent two days at the facility, cleaning tile and grout, carpets and furniture, even applying Scotchguard to the furniture. The entire house looks fantastic, said Laura Ragain, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. With families and other visitors coming in and out of the house all day, it was amazing how the company was able to work around the constant activity so thoroughly and efficiently. We are so grateful for this very generous gift. We recognize the important services Ronald McDonald House provides and know that they do so as a non-profit organization and we wanted to offer our help, said Rohan Khan, president of H20 Dryout, Inc. Serving Lee and Collier counties, H20 Dryout is a licensed and insured; family-owned and operated business, providing 24 hour water damage restoration, residential and commercial carpet cleaning and tile and furniture upholstery cleaning. The H20 Dryout crew visited and cleaned the Ronald McDonald House Park Royal AccreditedPark Royal Hospital in Fort Myers has earned the Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with commissions national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals according to Michael Evans, Chief Executive Officer. The accreditation award recognizes Park Royals dedication to continuous compliance with commissions state-of-the-art standards. This accreditation replaced the hospitals former accreditation by Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc. (DNV). Park Royal Hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in March. A team of commission expert surveyors evaluated it for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. Mark G. Pelletier, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission, said, Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Park Royal Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves. Since opening as a 76-bed facility in 2012, Park Royal has expanded to 103 licensed beds serving the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of the community by providing both inpatient and outpatient services, including intensive outpatient day treatment programs. For more information, go to www. parkroyalhospital.com.


My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 12, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good week to look at healing bruised feelings and re-establishing weakened relationships. Its also a good week to start new projects and make new job-linked contacts. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Music and art dominate the week, giving the sensual Bovine a lot to appreciate. On the practical side, deal firmly, but fairly, with those who might try to undermine your work efforts. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Good feelings continue to flow from your recent efforts to reconnect with family and friends. But be ready to defuse a dispute before it can disrupt all that peace and harmony. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A practical view of a romanticized situation could help to clarify some of its more confusing aspects before you make a decision that could be tough to undo later on. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Pay more attention to what a recent spate of workplace criticism might say about your performance and not what you think it implies about you personally. Some flexibility might be called for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) With new information, and new promises of support (not to mention growing self-confidence), this could be a good time to restart a project you couldnt quite handle before. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Before you decide to close down a problemloaded project and make a fresh start with someone else, try once more to reach a compromise with your balky partner. He or she might surprise you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) While you continue earning points for your sharp negotiating skills, be alert for an attempt to undercut your efforts. Youll need to provide solid facts and figures to stay in the game. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A minor health problem might cause you to ease up on your usually busy schedule. But youll soon be back in the saddle and ready to pick up the reins and charge ahead. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The adventurous Sea Goat might be eager to take on a new challenge. But before you do, you might want to take some time to check out previously overlooked factors. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A feeling of being overwhelmed by all that you have to do can be eased by setting priorities. Deal with the most urgent and time-sensitive situations first, and then work down the line. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Creating a calm, peaceful place for yourself in the middle of a roiling emotional whirlpool this week starts when you, and no one else, decide how to make decisions about your life. BORN THIS WEEK: Your determination to stick with your principles wins the admiration of everyone who knows you. On May 14, 1796, Edward Jenner, an English country doctor from Gloucestershire, administers the worlds first vaccination as a preventive treatment for smallpox by scratching the fluid from cowpox into the skin of an 8-year-old boy. The disease had killed millions of people over the centuries. On May 17, 1885, for the second time in two years, the Apache chief Geronimo breaks out of an Arizona reservation. A famous medicine man and the leader of the Chiricahua Apache, Geronimo achieved national fame by being the last American Indian to surrender formally to the United States. On May 15, 1942, Lt. Ronald Reagan, a cavalry officer, applies for reassignment to the Army Air Force, where he would eventually put his thespian background to use on World War II propaganda films. Reagan was given a job in the First Motion Picture Unit. On May 13, 1958, during a goodwill trip through Latin America, Vice President Richard Nixons car is attacked by an angry crowd in Caracas, Venezuela. The trip began with some controversy, as Nixon had engaged in loud and bitter debates with student groups during his travels through Peru and Uruguay. On May 12, 1963, Bob Dylan walks out of what was to be his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. He had previewed Talkin John Birch Paranoid Blues for Sullivan, whod approved it days before. But the CBS Standards and Practices department equated the John Birch Societys views with those of Adolf Hitler. On May 16, 1975, Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Located in the central Himalayas, Everest stands 29,035 feet above sea level. In 1988, Stacy Allison became the first American woman to successfully climb Everest. On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens, a volcanic peak in southwestern Washington, erupts, killing 57 people and devastating some 210 square miles of wilderness. The lateral blast leveled nearly all vegetation for as far as 12 miles away. It was Danish physicist Niels Bohr who made the following sage observation: The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. It was in 1954 that the first TV dinner was introduced. When Walter Chrysler started his own automobile manufacturing company in 1925, after having been employed by Buick and the Overland Motor Company, he insisted that all of the cars turned out by his company be oversized. It seems that Chrysler was a large man and wanted to be sure he could fit comfortably into any of the models produced in his name. You might have heard that the band on the doomed ocean liner Titanic played music on the deck while the ship sank. But you probably dont know what song they were playing at the very end. According to witnesses, it was a popular British waltz called Autumn. If youre planning a trip to Sweden, keep this point of law in mind: In that country, its illegal to teach a seal to balance a ball on its nose. In 1983, a Polish director named Zbignew Rybcyznski won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short. After he had been presented with his award, he stepped outside to smoke a cigarette. When he tried to re-enter, a security guard wouldnt let him in because the guard believed anyone wearing sneakers with a tuxedo couldnt be an attendee of the august Academy Awards. Incensed, Rybcyznski kicked the guard and landed himself in jail. Pigeons have the distinction of being only birds that dont have to raise their heads to swallow when they drink water. Luck is the residue of design. -Branch Rickey THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GEOGRAPHY: What two bodies of water does the Strait of Hormuz link? 2. MEDICINE: What would a patient with ankylosis be suffering from? 3. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel Mrs. Dalloway? 4. FAMOUS QUOTES: What famous military leader once said, Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever? 5. AD SLOGANS: What companys logo advised consumers to put a tiger in your tank? 6. TELEVISION: What phrase was on the UFO poster in Agent Mulders office in The X-Files? 7. MOVIES: What kind of candy did the boy use to lure the extraterrestrial in E.T.? 8. LANGUAGE: A jarhead is slang for what kind of military personnel? 9. MUSIC: What kind of musical instrument is a sitar? 10. GEOLOGY: What kind of landform is described as a flat-topped hill with steep sides? TRIVIA TEST 1. Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman 2. A stiff joint 3. Virginia Woolf 4. Napoleon Bonaparte 5. Esso/ Exxon 6. I Want to Believe 7. Reeses Pieces 8. A U.S. Marine 9. A lute 10. A butte. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER MAY 9, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who holds the record for most major-league home runs hit before the age of 21? 2. Of the six major-league teams he managed, with which one did Dick Williams win the most games? 3. Who holds the record for longest TD run (56 yards) by a NFL quarterback in the playoffs? 4. Name the first frontcourt player to lead the (then) Pac-10 Conference in assists for a season. 5. In the 2013-14 season, the Anaheim Ducks became the fifth NHL team since 1973-74 to record at least one point in each of its first 20 home games. Name two of the other four. 6. When was the last time that Argentinas mens soccer team played in a World Cup final? 7. Who did Tommy Morrison beat to win the WBO world heavyweight boxing title in 1993? ANSWERS 1. Mel Ott, with 61. 2. He won 380 games in ve years with the Montreal Expos. 3. San Franciscos Colin Kaepernick, in 2013. 4. Arizonas Luke Walton averaged 6.26 assists per game in the 2001-02 season 5. Boston (1973-74), the New York Islanders (1978-79), Philadelphia (1979-80) and San Jose (2008-09). 6. In 1990, Argentina lost to West Germany, 1-0, in the nal. 7. George Foreman.


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Available May 1st. 2014. $2,800.per month. Call 239-297-1932. NS 5/2 CC 5/16 REAL ESTATEPRIME OFFICE PRIME OFFICE space available for lease located in a key Periwinkle location. Approx. 1,200 sq. ft. w/private conference room, reception area, 2 private of ces & additional of ce space w/partial kitchen. Outstanding Opportunity, please call Wil at 239.472.2735 or email wil.rivait@sothebysrealty.comRS 4/25 CC TFN SUNDIAL BEACH AND TENNIS RESORT CONDOGround oor, one bedroom,screened lanai just steps to the beach. Freshly painted. Long or short term rental. Please call for details. Claudia 917-208-6018.NS 4/25 CC 5/30 CONDO RENTAL REAL ESTATEGARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTINGRICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER239-472-5147garciaonsanibel.comOffering Personal, Private, and Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. 30 Year Resident of Sanibel. Licensed in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. RS 5/2 CC 5/30 ANNUAL RENTALSWATERFRONT HOME Never before offered for rent. This 4 Bedroom home is Beautiful. Soaring ceilings in Fam. Rm. views to water, dock, boat lift, direct access. Offered UF. $3,300/mo.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975www.sanibelannualrentals.com RS 5/9 BM TFN VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 1/4 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 1/4 BM TFN SHORT WALK TO PRIVATE BEACHGulf Shores, lovely home, 3bd/2ba, pool, wi AC, on river, 28 day minimum stay. Available July-Oct. See www.VRBO#333478 or call 262-853-5267RS 5/9 CC 5/30 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.comRS 1/25 BM TFN HOME IMPROVEMENTS JOE WIRTH GENERAL CONTRACTOR, LLCWhen Its WIRTH Doing Right! Florida Certi ed General Contractor & Long Time Sanibel Enthusiast Over 20 Years Experience Renovations, Additions & Repairs Decks, Kitchens, Flooring, Etc. Call 239.339.7988 www.joewirthconstruction.com Licensed & Insured #CGC1521967RS 5/9 CC 5/30 SERVICES OFFEREDPRESSURE CLEANING WINDOW CLEANINGTaskWorksbiz (239) 206-1212 cell (239) 292-1915 www.TaskWorks.bizRS 4/18 CC 5/9 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN REMODELINGEdgars Remodeling and custom Residential and commercial Call 239 745 6704 Email edgardcaro86@gmail.comNS 5/2 CC 5/23 HOUSEKEEPING & TRANSPORTATIONReliable, punctual & honest w/great references. I offer: housekeeping, laundry, transportation & house watching. Service Ft Myers, Sanibel & Naples. Call Miriam at (239) 368-6458.RS 5/2 CC 5/9 SHAGGY TO CHIC DOG GROOMINGShaggy To Chic Dog Grooming offers professional grooming at an affordable price. All sizes and breeds welcome. 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NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsTHEIVER RF Bbtn Rf Dnt r F MnWEEKLY NEWS Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993 Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732 Pick up a copy or go to IslandSunNews.com. Click on Read the Island Sun or The River Weeklywww.IslandSunNews.com CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER MAY 9, 2014 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 3/7 CC 5/30 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 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 472-1617 RS 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 CUSTODIAN 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 WANTEDHELP 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 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 FOUND3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 30 FOOT +/BOAT SLIP FOR RENTOn Bay Drive. Deep Water Direct to Bay and Gulf. 413-374-3995.NS 5/2 CC 5/30 HELP WANTEDFULL TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/BOX OFFICE STRAUSS THEATER This position oversees the also assist in administration needs of the theater manager. 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 5/9 BM 5/9 PART TIME RETAIL SALES POSITIONSynergy & Sanibel Sole are seeking individuals who are positive and outgoing to join our team. We provide SUPERIOR service while having fun at work. Our great brands make selling easy. Experience selling clothing/footwear is preferred. Must be caring and reliable. Position requires: basic computer competency, ability to stand and bend, Synergy provides competitive pay, PAID TOLLS, and great PERKS. Apply in stores. 1979 & 1981 Periwinkle Way. 239-395-5353NS 5/9 CC 5/9 F/T AND P/T HOST POSITIONThe Bubble Room is now hiring F/T and P/T host. Looking for someone organized, outgoing, able to handle the stress of a high volume environment and have a positive attitude. 239-472-5558.NS 5/9 CC 5/9 SALES CAUTION MOVING SALESaturday, May 10, 8 am, 1659 Serenity Lane in Gumbo Limbo. King Bed, Pool Table, drop-leaf dining table 100s PC/XBox/PlayStation games & videos, neon Budweiser sign, tools, artwork, lamps, fabric, etc.NS 5/9 CC 5/9 FOR SALETREE FOR SALEScrew Pine in large pot. 17 years old, grown from seed. Needs to be planted in a yard with room to grow. Height (with pot) is over 6 feet. Leaf span approx. 5 feet wide. Care will be needed when removing. Plastic pot is brittle with a large crack down one side. Roots extend through base of pot. $90 or best offer. Call 239-297-2557 if interested.NS 5/9 NC TFN FICUS TREE cus tree in faux clay pot. $100 OBO. Call 239-565-8995.NS 5/9 CC 5/9


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 9, 201430 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 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 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 Pet Adoption SpecialsAt Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS), you wont find a reality show but you can keep it genuine by adopting a Real Housepet. No matter what your personality or lifestyle, LCDAS has a pet for you. Adopt dogs that are energetic, playful or couch potatoes. Choose a cat thats inquisitive, cuddly or a constant companion. With reduced adoption fees for the month of May that include spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations, its a real deal. The adoption fee for cats is equal to the day of the month; $1 on May 1 with the cost increasing by $1 every day up to $30 on May 30. All dogs 40 pounds and over may be adopted for $40. In addition to sterilization and vaccinations, the reduced adoption fees also include a county license, microchip ID, de-worming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for dogs, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, 10-day health guarantee, and behavior helpline. The adoption package is valued at over $500. Check out the variety of pets waiting to be adopted online at www.LeeLostPets.com or stop by the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adoption applications may be submitted online as well as in person at the shelter. Hi, my name is Sugar and Im a oneyear-old fawncolored spayed female hound mix. Only the sweetest dogs here are named Sugar. Im one of a group of 13 dogs that were rescued from a very bad situation. We were kept caged in a garage without food or water in deplorable conditions. I have big brown expressive, soulful eyes. Im very sensitive, loving and grateful. I am happy to run and play in the sunshine and look forward to a new beginning in a forever home filled with love and kindness. My adoption fee (regularly $75) is $40 during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County May adoption promotion. My name is Holden and Im a one-year-old spayed domestic short hair female black and white cat. Im one several captivating and intriguing tuxedo cats available. Check us out, especially me! We are always wearing our formal attire and make adorable, loving lap cats that will entertain you for hours. My adoption fee (regularly $50) is according to the day of the month ($1 on May 1 to $30 on May 30) during Real Housepets of Lee County 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. Holden ID# 585721 Sugar ID# 584709 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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