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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 19 MAY 16, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Pre-K Summer Arts Camp At The Alliance For The ArtsTime is running out to register for the Alliance for the Arts popular Mini Michelangelos Summer Arts Camp. Now in its 4th year, the camp for 4and 5-year-olds is limited to 18 kids per week. Early childhood educator, artist and musician Sue Hansen leads campers through fun and engaging activities that expose them to a wide spectrum of the arts, including music, and visual and performing arts. There are nine themed weeks to choose from, including Surfin Dudes & Merry Mermaids, Boogie Fever, and On Broadway.continued on page 7 Visual and performing arts are highlights of summer camp at the Alliance Vietnam Remembrance CelebrationThere will be a remembrance ceremony for the six Dunbar young men who gave their lives in Vietnam: Pfc. Columbus Watson, Jr.; Pfc. Christopher Dean; Pfc. Willie Moore; Sgt. John Berkley Rolle; HN3 Claude Rice; and Sp4 Arelinn Jackson. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery on Henderson Avenue in Fort Myers. There will be a dedication of the headstone just received from the VA for Pfc. Columbus Watson, Jr. The remembrance is co-sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America #594 of Lee County and American Legion Post #192 of Fort Myers. Vietnam Memorial Wall A Win For The CaloosahatcheeThe Conservancy of Southwest Florida legally challenged and won a fight to protect the Caloosahatchee. State judge Bram Canter agreed with the Conservancys position that the South Florida Water Management District went too far and was clearly erroneous in its new proposed rules to redirect water away from the Caloosahatchee. The Caloosahatchee is one of Americas most endangered rivers, said Robert Moher, Conservancy of Southwest Florida president and CEO. This waterway already faces extremes of too much or too little fresh water. Taking more water away from our treasured river during dry seasons would further exasperate a dire situation and lead to further ecological damage in the near term and long run. In February, the South Florida Water Management District put forward a rule it was developing to reserve water in the proposed C-43 reservoir for supplementing flows to the Caloosahatchee during dry periods clearly a desirable goal. However, the same rule would also have expanded protections for other water users at the expense of the river itself clearly a problematic outcome. The districts language, if unchallenged, would further contribute to negative consequences for our environment continued on page 4Programs And Events At Edison Ford EstatesUpcoming programs and events at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates include the Art in the Garden: Florida Fish and Fishing exhibit open until May 18, the Edison Botanical Research Laboratory designation as a National Historic Chemical Landmark celebration, a Moonlight Garden series of programs as well as free admission to veterans and their families on Memorial Day. Programs and events at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates include: Edison Ford Garden Walk: Moonlight Gardens, May 17, 7 p.m. Join Edison Ford President and CEO Chris Pendleton and senior horticulturist continued on page 4 Intimate Production By GhostbirdOpening this week is Ghostbird Theatre Companys production of Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph. This contemporary romantic drama is on stage 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 all people suffer, with humor, pain and regret. 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.continued on page 11 Art in the Garden: Florida Fish and Fishing exhibit will be open until May 18 Edison Fords Moonlight Garden photo by Mike Shapiro


THE RIVER MAY 16, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: River Court Motelby Gerri Reaves, PhDIn June 1952, a Mr. and Mrs. McShane of Ozone Park, New York, wrote a postcard addressed to the Sweetest Man in Town, Key West, Florida and mailed it in Fort Myers. Who knows if the card reached its destination, but the faith in such a vague address and the mere two-cent postage on the card sure do recall simpler times. The couple evidently stopped at the River Court on their way north from Key West, where theyd had a wonderful and complete trip, thanks to the knowledgeable Sweetest Man, they wrote. This postcard featuring the River Court, a 20-unit haven on the banks of the Caloosahatchee, promises a homelike and restful stay near the amenities of the business district. Tile baths, Panelray heat, Firestone Foamex rubber mattresses, and telephone service were among the modern conveniences a traveler could enjoy by exiting the Tamiami Trail at Carson Street. Another attraction not shown in the image would have been the above-ground city municipal pool, adjacent to the motel on the east side, from which swimmers could overlook the River Court. Also nearby was the seafood-packing company, whose wharf extended from the riverbank on the motels west side. Just west of that was the Gondola Inn, a popular restaurant on the river (where Joes Crab Shack is today). In the early 1950s, northbound motorists on the Tamiami Trail (aka U.S. 41 and Cleveland Avenue) could turn onto Carson Street and encounter the motel on West First. Carson is one of downtowns shortest streets, but has an interesting history. Named for pioneer Frank Carson, who once owned the land surrounding it, it marked U.S. Army Fort Myerss western portion of the sand breastwork during the Civil War. In 1923, Barron G. Collier (as in Collier County) bought the Fort Myers Steamship Company at the end of the street and renamed it the Collier Terminal. A steamship line operated for a time, and then the terminal was used for other purposes for many years. In the 1920s, when Carson was a residential street, it was considered as the possible site for a bridge across the Caloosahatchee understandable, since doing so would directly connect the Cleveland Avenue and North Fort Myers without adding to downtown traffic congestion. But not until the Caloosahatchee Bridge was constructed in the 1960s did that happen. That project drastically altered that part of town, and today little Carson is overshadowed by massive bridge overpasses and ramps. However, the historic street of less than two blocks still leads to a haven by the river. Today, the western edge of Centennial Park exists where the River Court once welcomed motorists passing through town. Walk down to Carson Street and imagine stopping at the River Court for a nights rest by the river. Then take a short stroll to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn more about motel accommodations in 1952. For information, call 321-7430 or go to 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 Plan by Herbert S. Swan. 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 Today, the motels location is the western edge of Centennial Park photo by Gerri Reaves The River Court, pictured circa 1952, was located on West First Street at Carson courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Citys Light Sculpture In Public Art Archiveby Tom HallThe Public Art Archive (PAA) will be featuring Caloosahatchee Manuscripts in an advertisement it is running in Sculpture Magazine. The ad will run in the July/ August summer edition of the magazine and may also be used on the homepage of the Sculpture website for the month of June. The Public Art Archive (www. PublicArtArchive.org) is both a project and an online public art database. The PAA project is a national effort to increase public awareness and stewardship of public artworks, including The Archive database, a Tumblr blog titled Find, Know, and Grow Your Public Art. at http://publicartarchive.tumblr.com/), various educational initiatives, and local community engagement efforts. The Archive database is a free, online and mobile accessible catalog of completed public artworks worldwide. It was launched in 2009 and continues to grow both in content and features. Today, the archive houses tens of thousands of public artwork records in a single, centrally-located database, making these works easily accessible to all audiences, including researchers, academics, policy-makers, tourists, artists, administrators and the general public. It includes comprehensive data and rich media, to allow collection stewards to share their artworks with new, broader audiences; to help explorers find information about public art in their world; and to aid in the sharing of best practices in public art for researchers and stakeholders. The database is available from any computer for full searching and filtering, and the mobile-optimized site helps bridge the gap between artworks in the physical world and the information in the digital database. This foundation allows for the adoption of best practices in cataloguing, opens new opportunities for sharing information, and ensures a sustainable and scalable future for the project. Registration of 45 public artworks located within the boundaries of the City of Fort Myers was completed in March of 2013 pursuant to a grant issued by the city in September of 2012. Fort Myers is one of a dozen Florida communities that has placed its public art collection on the Public Art Archive, which includes nearly 500 artworks throughout the state. One of those, of course, is Caloosahatchee Manuscripts, the dual-drum bronze light cylinders that sit at the foot of the steps to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center compliments of a gift made by Florida Power & Light Co. to the city in 2001. At night, the text incised into the drums by Maryland light sculptor Jim Sanbor amplifies the ambiance of the art center during events like Art Walk and Music Walk, galas and charity balls by projecting an alphabet soup of lighted letters on the sidewalk, Ionic limestone columns and faade of the neoclassical revival building. Inclusion of works like Caloosahatchee Manuscripts on the Public Art Archive and competing cultureNOW art registry enables the City of Fort Myers, Lee County, the Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and Lee County Alliance for the Arts to tout the area as a legitimate arts and cultural destination. For many, a public art collection is not only part of a city or regional identity, it often serves as a major vehicle for engaging local citizens and visitors through art, the Public Art Archive notes, echoing conclusions reached by a recent Gallup and Knight Foundation survey of 43,000 people in 26 communities over a three-year period beginning in 2008 which discovered that more than good schools, low crime and economic opportunity, it is parks, public art and aesthetic environment that most inspires people to locate to or remain in a community. Caloosahatchee Manuscripts is continued on page 5 Caloosahatchee Manuscripts in downtown Fort Myers photo courtesy of Mish DP Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!263.41 N 815.18 W FREE come in six times and get a FREE meal


THE RIVER MAY 16, 20144 Legislators To Speak At ULI Wrap-Up MeetingThe Urban Land Institute (ULI) Southwest Floridas 3rd annual Florida Legislative Wrap-Up will take place on Wednesday, May 21 at 8 a.m. at The Club at Grandezza. The wrap-up breakfast will include a summary of bills passed this session affecting the regions comprehensive planning process, real estate-based insurance, funding for infrastructure and other issues related to Southwest Floridas business climate. Confirmed speakers include representatives Matt Caldwell, Dane Eagle, Heather Fitzenhagen, Matt Hudson, Kathleen Passidomo and Ray Rodrigues. Panelists include Bruce Anderson, Esq., Roetzel & Andress; Kathy Curatolo, Collier Building Industry Association; Steven C. Hartsell, Esq., Pavese Law Firm; and Heather Mazurkiewicz, BJM Consulting, Inc. Lester Abberger, BL, of Abberger & Co. will moderate. Cost is $35 for ULI private members, $50 for private non-members, $20 for public members, $30 for public non-members, $20 for young leader members (under 35), $30 for young leader non-members, $10 for student members, $20 for student nonmembers. Register by May 19 at 800-321-5011 or email swflorida@uli.org. The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. ULI sponsors educational forums and events such as trends conferences, transportation and housing programs, and project tours. Lee Republican Women Meeting The Lee Republication Women Federated will meet on Monday, June 9 at The Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The social will begin at 5:15 p.m. followed by dinner and the program. The program will be a panel discussion on the pros and cons of the marijuana legislation. Cost is $22 to attend. RSVP by calling 432-9389, email rmh738@aol.com or go to www. leerepublicanwomen.com. Solid Waste Holiday Collection And Utilities Division ScheduleThe City of Fort Myers Solid Waste and Utilities Division will observe the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 26. The Solid Waste and Utilities office will be closed. There will be no garbage, recycling, horticultural brush, yard waste, junk and appliance collection on May 26. All customers will be serviced one day later for the entire week. The regular collection schedule will resume on Monday, June 2. For any questions concerning service, call 321-8100. From page 1Programs And EventsDebbie Hughes for an evening stroll of the Edison Moonlight Garden. The garden will come to life with scents and sights only to be seen during a full moon. Participants will meet at Pinchers Restaurant at the Marina at Edison Ford and walk through the Coconut Grove to the award-winning garden. Registration is required by calling 334-7419. Cost to Edison Ford members is free; non-members are $5. Art in the Gardens: Florida Fish and Fishing, open until May 18 Twenty-four Lee County schools are part of the annual sculpture installation at Edison Ford. Large and small sculptures are on display in the Heritage Garden by the Edison Ford Museum. The exhibit includes scientific information and quiz questions. Grant support was provided by the George M. Cox Trust and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. The exhibit is free to the public. Edison Ford Directors Tour: Naples, May 22 Edison Ford President and CEO Chris Pendleton will join Edison Ford landscape architect Ellin Goetz for some of Ellins favorite design projects. The tour will include her design work at the Naples Botanical Gardens as well as private homes in Naples. The tour will also include The Naples Beach & Golf Club for beachside beverages and food. Goetz will also discuss her work in the restoration of the Edison Moonlight Garden that received an Award of Merit from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Registration is required by calling 334-7419. Cost to Edison Ford members is $90; non-members are $100. Edison Botanical Research Lab Becomes a National Historic Chemical Landmark, May 25, 2 p.m. Edisons Botanical Research Laboratory will receive official designation as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in a public ceremony presided over by the American Chemical Society and Edison Ford. The celebration will include the unveiling of the plaque designating the site; family-friendly science activities and demonstrations with the Edison Ford Wild Wizard, chemists and scientists; and continuous Inside The Lab tours led by curators and scientists. This event is free and open to the public. Free Admission To Veterans and Their Families on Memorial Day, May 26 The Edison Ford is offering free admission to United States veterans and their families on May 26. Free admission includes an audio tour of the historic homes, botanical gardens, museum and Edison Research Lab. Veterans must present a VA identification card or their DD214 papers to receive free admission. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. From page 1A Win For The Caloosahatcheeand the tourism economy on which we all thrive, said Jennifer Hecker, director of natural resource policy with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Last summer, highly polluted water poured from the Caloosahatchee into Southwest Florida estuaries, coasts and beaches. The toxic green sludge was blamed for health problems, tourist complaints and public outrage over water quality. Hecker says with the right balance of fresh water releases during the wet and dry seasons, the Caloosahatchee can become a healthier and more productive ecosystem and, in turn, enhance our regional economy and quality of life. Prior to filing suit, Moher said the Conservancy of Southwest Florida repeatedly reached out to the district advocating for a more balanced alternative. The Conservancy is known for providing sound research and presenting balanced solutions, said Moher. Litigation is always a last resort. We are pleased with the judges ruling. This is a win for Southwest Floridas land, water and wildlife. To get involved with or to learn more about the Conservancys campaign to save the Caloosahatchee, visit www.conservancy.org/ripple-effect. 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 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


5 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014 Why Being There Matterssubmitted by MCSN Amanda L. OwensOn our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The United States Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the worlds oceans give the Navy the power to protect Americas interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the worlds oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of Americas finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times. Thank you very much for your support of the men and women in U.S. Navy, deployed around the clock and ready to protect and defend America on the worlds oceans. Lt. J.G. Robert Allen, a resident of Cape Coral, left, and Lt. J.G. Kenna Vanourney, from London, Kentucky, run on the weather decks aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Philippine Sea is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Abe McNatt Tour Guides NeededAre you a history buff? Would you like to share your knowledge about Fort Myers? The Burroughs Home, located in the River District on 2505 First Street, is looking for tour guides. The Burroughs Home is managed by the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The Georgian Revival home is open for one-hour tours on weekdays. Volunteers are needed to guide tourists through the home and gardens. Openings are available for both permanent positions and substitutes. Tour guides are provided with a thorough docent manual. Both permanent and seasonal residents are invited to become guides. Additional volunteer opportunities are available at the Burroughs Home. They include clerical work, special events and tasks behind the scenes. Individuals with all kinds of interests are welcome, especially those who enjoy meeting new people and with an interest in history and historic preservation.Call Arlene Roth at 337-9505 for more information about becoming a volunteer. The Burroughs Home Old Fashioned BBQ At The Shell Factory May 26Bring the whole family and have a great day of fun at The Shell Factory & Nature Park, which will host an Old Fashioned BBQ on Memorial Day, May 26. The event will start at 11 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 6 p.m. This event promises to be fun for the entire family, including all four-legged friends. In addition to a special BBQ menu, there will live entertainment, twofor-one admission to the Nature Park, a special fun park package and 10 percent off all items in the Beach Shack Shop. There will also be fun activities for kids including kite flying all day, sack races, a three-legged race, watermelon eating contest, crab races, bumper boat games and a bike decorating contest (for children ages 10 and under). The Shell Factory will also be introducing The Soaring Eagle Zip Line. Guests can enjoy their favorite beverage at the Soaring Eagle Caf while watching Southwest Floridas newest attraction. The Soaring Eagle Zip Line will operate until dusk. The Nature Park, Dogbones Caf, Fun Park and retail store will all be open throughout the event. You can even treat the family to lunch or dinner at Capt.s Fishbones. For further information, contact Rick Tupper, CFO/marketing director, at 5609522 or by emailing r.tupper@shellfactory.com. The Shell Factory is located four miles north of the Caloosahatchee River on Highway 41. Visit www.shellfactory.com for more details. From page 3Citys Light Sculptureadministered by the City of Fort Myers Public Art Committee. For more information, contact Public Art Liaison Donna Lovejoy at dlovejoy@cityftmyers.com. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Dinner Dinner Daily Daily 4pm 4pm Serving Serving Lunch Lunch Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 11:30am 11:30am GLUTEN FREE MENU AVAILABLE Li ve E nt er ta in me nt N ig htly On li ne D is co un ts Lo ya lt y Pr og ra m T he B es t Ha pp y Ho ur TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE! TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE! 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THE RIVER MAY 16, 20146 Local World War II Veterans Honored At D-Day 70th Anniversary CeremonyTo commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Hodges University will hold a special ceremony on Friday, June 6 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Hodges Naples campus. The wspecial honoree at the event will be Oscar-winning narrator and longtime Naples resident, Dr. Peter Thomas. The event will be sponsored by BMO Private Bank. It is always a pleasure to spend time with Peter and listen to him retell the stories of that most important time in American history, said Phil Memoli, vice president of University Advancement at Hodges. He is a true patriot, and we are honored to have him join us for this special ceremony. With the onset of World War II, Dr. Thomas volunteered for the United States Army in 1943, serving with the First Infantry Division in five major campaigns, including the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He was issued a Battle Star for each of the five campaigns. He was also awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the French Legion of Honor, the Unit French Croix de guerre, and Belgian Fourragre. Hodges University named him its 2004 Humanitarian of the Year and bestowed on him an honorary Doctorate of Letters that same year. Peter has worked tirelessly for veteran causes, especially for the student veterans here at Hodges, said Dr. Jeanette Brock, president of Hodges University. Peter has given both his time and treasures to help Hodges University in our pursuit of providing scholarship support for veterans. It is in this spirit that we have chosen to name our Veterans Services Center after Peter in recognition for all that he has done for our students. The Veterans Services Center at Hodges provides a variety of resources for student veterans, including GI Bill processing and information, details on available counseling, workshops and Veterans organization contacts, peer to peer support groups for student veterans and community involvement. Dr. Thomas has also been part of the American Military Veterans Education Fund (AMVEF) cabinet, a group of distinguished individuals raising crucial scholarship support to help returning veterans cover the costs of their education. Hodges University is home to American Legion Post 397, the first Post established on a college campus in the United States run entirely by student veterans. The school has also been awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools designation. Hodges University welcomes everyone to attend the June 6 ceremony and extends a special invitation to local World War II veterans who will be recognized and honored during the event. We will never forget the spirit of sacrifice shown by our World War II veterans on that day, added Memoli. We hope that many of our local veterans will join us for this solemn occasion.Veterans who wish to attend are asked to respond to Alyssa DeLora at 938-7826. Greeters Club Lunch June 19 An exciting guest speaker will be featured at the next Greeters Club luncheon meeting on Thursday, June 19 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Brad Congress of Bradleys Jewelers is graduate gemologist and fine jewelry appraiser. He will spend time bringing his version of an Antiques Roadshow to the meeting. Congress encourages attendees to bring in an item they have always wanted to know more about, whether its an antique family heirloom or something worn every day. He will entertain questions on diamond evaluation, gemology, ancient coinage and the art and history of gems and jewelry design. Make a luncheon reservation ($20 per person) and find out more about joining this dynamic group of Lee County women. Email greetersclub@gmail.com and provide your contact information (your name, email address and phone number). You will receive confirmation of your reservation. Greeters Club luncheons are held on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Colonial Country Club. Visit www.greetersofgreaterfortmyers.com for additional information. Art Walk Seeking New ArtistsFort Myers Art Walk is looking for new artists and performers to entertain on the sidewalks in the River District of Historic Downtown every first Friday of the month. The next Art Walk will be held on June 6, rain or shine. Past performers have included demo-artists, musicians (not bands), spoken word artists, jugglers, face painters, hula hoopers, belly dancers, statue artists, video artists, photo opt artists, installation artist and more. If you are an artist who would like to create your art live at Fort Myers Art Walk, contact Claudia Goode at Arts for ACT Gallery by phone at 337-5050 or via email at cgoode@actabuse.com. Hortoons Arts Of The Inland Meeting May 20Join your Arts of the Inland (AOI) fellow members and friends for an evening of delicious food and fellowship before our last meeting this spring. Arts of the Inland will meet on Tuesday, May 20 at The Hut, located at 5150 Buckingham Road in Fort Myers (Buckingham). Join us at 6 p.m. and order your dinner from the menu (individual checks) before the meeting. RSVP to LaVon Koenig at 303-5849 or by email at artsinland@gmail.com Arts of the Inland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit umbrella arts organization representing painters, photographers, craftsmen, writers, actors, dancers, musicians, singers and theatre support staff in the inland area of south Florida. AOI welcomes supporters of the arts and culture as patron members also. For further information about the Arts of the Inland, visit www.artsoftheinland. com or call LaVon Koenig, president at Arts of the Inland, at 303-5849. Individual memberships begin at $25. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


7 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014 No Limit Poker Tournament Seeking SponsorsScanlon Auto Group has signed on to be the World Champion Sponsor of this years Texas Hold Em No Limit Poker Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, June 21 at 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. Additional sponsors for the event include Total Electric Contracting, Knox Business Solutions, the Law Firm of David Goldberg, Northwestern Mutual, Owen Ames and Kimble, Quattrone and Associations, and Charlie Todd Investment Consulting. Were tremendously thankful for the support weve gained from local businesses, said Justin Stockman, event chair and BGCLC board member. Its a great feeling knowing that were working together as a community of individuals who believe in the success of our youth. There are still two tables left to sponsor for $1,000 each as well opportunities to either be a Card Sponsor for $2,500 or High Roller Chip Sponsor for $2,000. For more information about these available sponsorships, contact Justin Stockman at 246-5943 or justin@ swfltrial.com. Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, the special event will begin with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. immediately followed by the tournament at 6 p.m. Players are asked to arrive early and be seated before the start of the tournament. Prizes include $2,000 for first place, $750 for second and $250 for third. The entry fee for the tournament will be a donation of $100 if registered in May and $125 if registered in June. All other guests not participating in the tournament will be $25 each. This is a must-attend event for any poker player, added Stockman. The best part is you dont have to be a great poker player to play because its all about having some fun and supporting our communitys youth and their futures. According to Stockman, all event proceeds will benefit the BGCLCs Summer Enrichment Programs that address the summer learning loss experienced by at-risk and underserved youth. With the funds, the clubs will be able to provide academically focused activities to ensure more than 400 of its members continue to make positive gains in their education and high-yield learning opportunities to promote creativity and participation in the arts. Free, nutritious lunches and snacks will also be provided daily during the camps to keep tummies full and minds sharp, while daily recreation and sports sessions will help youth stay active and healthy. While our clubs are commonly known to provide positive after-school programs to the communitys at-risk youth, we also continue our mission to inspire and enable these young people even through the summer months when academic retention is critical, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer of the BGCLC. Unfortunately, when school doors close, many children struggle to access educational opportunities as well as basic needs such as healthy meals and adequate adult supervision. Our clubs are where those kids need to be, spending their summer days engaging in educational activities and other programs that we ensure create positive outcomes for our members both in school and the community. Space for the tournament is limited, so early registration is encouraged. To register, visit www.bgclcpoker.org. Registration will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis. No player substitutions will be permitted. Players must be 21 years old or older to play. For more information about the BGCLC, call 334-1886 or visit www. BGCLC.net. From page 1Pre-K Summer Arts CampCampers must turn 5 by September 1 in order to be eligible. The cost is $160 per week for Alliance members or $200 per week for non-members. Members can get four or more weeks for $145 per week. Early drop off and late pick up are available. Register online at www.ArtInLee.org. To learn more about Summer Arts Camp options at the Alliance call 939-2787 or contact Brandi Couse at education@artinlee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Dealers for the 2014 BGCLC Poker Tournament, which will be held on June 21 Local Woman Selected District RepresentativeCape Coral resident Carmen Salom was selected Florida Federation of Republican Women District Representative for 7 South at the Spring Conference held in Tallahassee in March. District representatives are nominated and supported by the Republican women federated clubs in those district areas. However, when the past representative could no longer fulfill the duties, the search for her replacement ensued. Salom is active with the Lee Republican Women Federated Club and a member of the Lee County Executive Committee. She currently serves as the Community Engagement Committee chairperson for the womens group. It seemed like a good fit for me. I love meeting other like-minded women and sharing the positive Republican message with the community explained Salom. I look forward to meeting the women of the other federated clubs in this district and work toward expanding the membership of the clubs. Salom hopes that her Hispanic background will help open and begin dialog with community members to share how closely Hispanic values and philosophies resemble the same values and philosophies of the Republican party. Strong family values and hard work were the way of life for me growing up. I can tell you stories of many family members that came to the U.S. to make a better life for their families. Coming to the United States was the only hope many had to get a job, own a home and send their children to college isnt that the American dream we all want? So its confusing to me to hear Latinos live and voice conservative values, yet vote for candidates that do not reflect those values. Salom welcomes anyone to attend the Lee Republican Women Federated meetings on the second Monday of every month at the Edison Restaurant in Fort Myers. Visit www.leerepublicanwomen. com. TV Production Classes Offered At Lab TheaterThe Laboratory Theater announced a new class for actors, aspiring videographers and technical theater enthusiasts. Beginning TV Production Students will produce a live on tape multicamera TV program featuring two anchors. Techniques taught: multicamera switching, real-time B-Roll video insert, camera composition and framing, teleprompter operation, audio manipulation, threepoint lighting basics. Advanced TV Production Students will produce a live on tape multicamera newscast featuring several anchors. Techniques taught: multicamera switching, real-time B-Roll video insert, camera composition and framing including realtime camera movement, teleprompter operation, audio manipulation, threepoint lighting basics, greenscreen composition and insert, basic newscast package authoring, editing and insert. Instructor Tom Riti is a former TV newscast producer and videotape editor, having worked at WWSB in Sarasota for three years. He is also a retired NJ state certified secondary education teacher with nine years of professional experience teaching TV Production in a public high school setting. He is an expert user of Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Ultra and Adobe Photoshop. This class is open to high school students through senior citizens. The minimum class size is six students (to fill necessary studio positions) and the maximum class size is nine. Each class meets once a week for three weeks, with 1.5 hours each session. Beginning TV Production will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with sessions on May 13, 20 and 27. Cost is $100 per person. Advanced TV Production will be held from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. with sessions on May 13, 20 and 27. Cost is $125 per person. Members of the Lab Theater enjoy a 10 percent discount on classes and workshops. Students can register or get more information by calling 218-0481 or by emailing education@laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Students may also register and pay online by following the link on www. laboratorytheaterflorida.com/education. Carmen Salom


THE RIVER MAY 16, 20148 Along The RiverOn Friday, May 16, Music Walk returns to Fort Myers historic River District. It begins at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Downtown comes alive every month with live music on the third Friday. More than a dozen participating venues feature music by local and regional talent. Restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops showcase a wide range of music during Music Walk. From jazz and blues, to rock and percussion, each month brings great music and new energy to the historic streets of downtown Fort Myers. Music Walk was conceived as a sister event to the popular first Friday Art Walk which brings out over 2,000 people during offpeak months. For more information, call 645-6457. Also on Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m., Fort Myers Wild Pottery presents a Wild Pottery class at the Riverside Community Center. Pay as you go at $10 per class. The first class is $20 and includes 25 pounds of clay, eight pottery tools and glazes. Pieces are fired on site. Class is beginner to intermediate level of instruction. Focus is on sculptural techniques and hand building, with some wheel throwing. Every Mondays at Riverside, the public is invited to its USA Dance Ballroom dance lessons and social dance. Lessons are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by the social dance at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person for one or both sessions. The Riverside Community Center is located at 3061 East Riverside Drive, Fort Myers. For more information, call Joel Loeper at 574-8400. On Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates presents Garden Walk: Moonlight Gardens. Join Edison Ford President & CEO Chris Pendleton and Senior Horticulturist Debbie Hughes for an evening stroll of the Edison Moonlight Garden. The Moonlight Garden will come to life with scents and sights only to be seen during a full moon. Participants will meet at Pinchers Restaurant at the Marina at Edison Ford and walk through the Coconut Grove to the award-winning garden. The cost is free for Edison Ford Members or $5 for non-members. Registration is required by calling 3347419. For more information, go to www. edisonfordwinterestates.org. On Tuesday, May 20, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) presents Rescue & Release A Collection of Stories from the Last 14 Years. It is presented by Ronald Frazer and begins at 11 a.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228 or go to www.crowclinic.org. On Wednesdays, the Ostego Bay Foundations Marine Science Center offers tours of San Carlos Islands commercial fishing fleet. The three-hour guided tour starts at 9 a.m. It includes a one-and-a-half hour guided visit at the museum, which contains a touch tank, a hands-on beach area and several aquariums and exhibits. The tour continues with a visit to the commercial fishing industry, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House, Trico Shrimp loading dock and Beach Seafood. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are build, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is processed, and other important factors used in this unique million dollar industry. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children seven and older. Reservations are required. Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8101 or go to ostegobay.org. Take a moonlit guided tour of the Edison Ford gardens on Saturday at 7 p.m. On Saturday, CROW presents Rescue & Release A Collection of Stories from the Last 14 Years. Pictured is a white pelican that was successfully rehabilitated and released (taken by an unmanned camera) 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Satur d ay 10am e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIPShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


9 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass iareserved 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 air-conditioned 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 18 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 A fresh chicken salad from Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Adult Education Workshop at 10 a.m. The Reverend Margaret L. Beard, Minister 239-226-0900 www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Pastor: Douglas Kelchner Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233. www.clpc.us. Clint Cottrell, pastor Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Childrens Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m. Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m. Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m. CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods Group NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-220-8519 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com Wear what you want, rockin music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free coffee & donuts, people who are real, church thats actually fun. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastor Eddie Spencer 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services 274-1230. For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Fort Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday Worship at 9:30am. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers On the way to Sanibel. 239-437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400, Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. SAINT MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers, 239-939-1218, Worship: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 & 10:45 a.m. Bible Study for adults and children Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Phone for other dates & times. Plus Marriage Enrichment, Divorcecare, Griefshare. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 239-463-4251, www.stpeterfmb.com. Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERY Church and Bookstore:111 Evergreen Road (southwest corner of Evergreen Road and Gail Street.) Liturgical services conducted in English and Church Slavonic; following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: Hours at 9:30 a.m. Holy Liturgy at 10 a.m. Call to confirm service schedule: 239-997-2847; Bookstore: 239-691-1775 or visit www.saintnicholasmonastery.org. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY 13031 Palm Beach Blvd (3 miles east of I75) East Fort Myers (across from Ft Myers Shores) 239 693 0818 Weekday masses: 9 a.m. Tuesday-Friday Weekend masses: 4 p.m. Saturday Sunday 9 & 11 a.m. All Are Welcome! SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 6:15 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www. templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaismcontinued on page 11THE RIVER MAY 16, 201410


11 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014 From page 10Churches/TemplesTEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Marc Sack Minyan: Monday at 9 a.m. Religious Education: Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75). Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum. Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 5612700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Pastor Peter Weeks. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional, 10 a.m. Blended. From page 1Intimate ProductionDirector Brittney Brady said, This may be our most intimate production yet. Original music for the play is composed and performed by Philip Heubeck. The play contains adult language. Ghostbird Theatre Company is the resident theater company of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Tickets are $10 and are available at the art 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 Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Spada-thon Kickoff EventLove That Dress! is the ultimate feelgood girls night out shopping spree of the year benefiting PACE Center For Girls of Lee County. This year, Lee County is celebrating its sixth year of providing high fashion at reasonable costs to all the fashionistas in the Southwest Florida area. This years event will take place on Wednesday, August 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Embassy Suites in Estero. Kicking off the race for Love That Dress!6 is the 5th annual Spada-thon. Gather up one or more new or gently used dresses and join Spada Salon & Day Spa, located at 13161 McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers on Tuesday, May 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. for their 5th annual Love That Dress! Spada-thon dress collection party to benefit PACE Center For Girls. This years event includes $20 wet hair cuts, $10 kids cuts, $15 mini manicures, $5 brow waxing, $15 chair massages, silent auction and various vendors selling their products while donating a portion of the sales back to PACE. Food, wine and music by Robert McDonald with New Beginnings Events will round out the night. Admission is one or more new or gently used dresses, handbags, accessories or shoes. Beach-to-bridal are accepted. In lieu of a donated item, guest may donate $5 to PACE Center For Girls. The dresses and accessories collected will be included in the August Love That Dress! event, which is open to the public. All proceeds benefit PACE. Last year, Spada played a large part in the more than $130,000 raised at the main event, as well as having the highest fundraising dress collection event by bringing in $11,500. This year, the goal is $10,000. Spada is requesting your support by making a cash donation, donating an auction item and/or attending the event. An estimated 800 fashionistas (and a few brave men) are expected to stake their claim on thousands of new and gently worn dresses and accessories selling for nominal prices at LTD!6. Guests will also enjoy the events popular silent auction, camaraderie, and cocktails. Major sponsors will have access to the VIP shopping offering private dressing rooms, clothing hold, express check-out service, complimentary adult beverages and hors doeuvres and a private selection of decadent chocolates. In addition, White House Black Market is again the Title Sponsor, offering new dresses, accessories, shoes and handbags at unbelievable bargain prices. For additional information, contact Kendra Sutton at LoveThatDress6@ gmail.com or 910-6414, or Jennifer Nelson at JenniferNelson@goodwillswfl. org or 822-8708. Israel Scouts Friendship CaravanOn Tuesday, June 24 at 7 p.m., the Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan returns to Fort Myers. It will be the third appearance in Fort Myers for the scouts, who put on an energetic performance, singing and dancing on stage with their audience. Teenagers who participate in caravan come from throughout Israel. They go through an extensive selection process and are chosen based on their maturity and the fluency of their English, as well as their ability to sing and dance. Each caravan is comprised of 10 16and 17-year-olds entering their senior year of high school, plus two advisors who are post-army service. The program in Fort Myers is sponsored jointly by Temple Judea, Temple Beth El and the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties. Temple Judea is located at 11486 A & W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. Call 433-0201 for additional information. Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan makes its third appearance in Fort Myers in June The Quarter Auction BenefitOn Thursday, May 15, Footsteps to the Future invites the public to attend the Quarter Auction. Have fun and help support education at the same time. Admission is free. The Quarter Auction takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. A Quarter Auction is a game where bidders play for prizes valued at $15 to $50 or even higher. You have a chance to win great prizes for just quarters. All proceeds from auction paddle rentals, half of 50/50 tickets and your voluntary donations go to Footsteps to the Future (FTTF) Tutoring Program. There will be a diverse group of 20 vendors offering jewelry, art, handbags, handmade soaps, cookware, sandals and one-of-a-kind novelties. Some of the FTTF women will also be vendors. All will offer items for you to bid on and have items to purchase from their tables. The cost is $3 for an auction paddle. Bring a roll or two of quarters for bidding. There will be a 50/50 drawing (50 percent goes to FTTF). Pizza and beverages will be available for purchase. Footsteps to the Future is a mentoring and academic achievement program for young women in and aged out of foster care. For more information, contact Judi Woods at 281-7378 or at judiwoods2@ earthlink.net or go to www.footstepstothefuture.org. Lake Kennedy Senior CenterBus Trip To Miami Museum Of ScienceThe Kennedy Kruisers are off to explore the Patricia and Phillip Frost Miami Museum of Science on Thursday, May 22. The first destination during this bus excursion will be Dutch treat lunch/ shopping at the Bayside Marketplace. At the museum, participants will see a little bit of everything with the Science Smorgasbord, which includes a guided exploration of the featured exhibits, nine planets and counting planetarium show, and bones live theater show. Guests are asked to arrive by 7:45 a.m. prior to the 8 a.m. departure. The approximate return time is 6:30 p.m. Cost is $50 for members and $55 for non-members. Preregistration is required. Lake Kennedy Senior Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral. For more information, call 574-0575.


THE RIVER MAY 16, 201412 Tarpon Fishing Still Proving Frustrating For Most Anglersby Capt. Matt MitchellWith the tarpon bite still slow and what seems like never ending strong south winds, anglers had to make changes to their plans and find other options if they wanted to catch fish. This spring continues to be one of the strangest springs I have ever spent fishing our area. Dirty stirred-up water in the sound from all the wind we have been experiencing and the noticeable lack of shiners are just a few of the issues that have made consistent fishing hard to locate. Every fishing guide I talk to is dealing with the exact same situation of the frustration of going out after tarpon and simply not locating any numbers of fish. Twice this week while tarpon fishing, I ran as far as Boca Grande both searching the sound and out along the beaches during the calmer periods without seeing more than one rolling or free jumping tarpon here and there. Picking up the phone in desperation to call other captains everyone is having the same issue: Where are the fish? Fishing in the what appears to be clearer and better quality water in San Carlos Bay seems to be the better option. Although there are not lots of fish in the southern sound right now, at least youre going to see a few. Spending your time anchored up rather than running all over town to find what is just not there is the better bet. Most of my tarpon sightings in the southern sound seem to be coming later in the day and not the usual early morning tarpon activity we are used to. On three tarpon trips this week, I hooked only one tarpon, and that was on an afternoon trip. Luckily, there are lots of sharks around to at least bend the rods, but basically to even have a chance, you have to be patient and a little lucky. This years tarpon season so far has been a big disappointment. With late cold fronts, hopefully everything is just late to get started and the tarpon will suddenly show up in huge numbers. Catch-and-release snook fishing has been the go to for me this week. Strong morning incoming tides had the snook eating basically any live bait you could put on a hook. Pinfish, shiners and threadfins all caught snook ranging in size from 22 inches to 38 inches. When using bigger baits, switch up to the bigger spinning tackle if you want any chance of stopping these bigger snook from getting around the structure. This heavier tackle will shorten the fight time too and allow these big pre-spawn females to swim off not as exhausted. Good numbers of snook have been located anywhere from the beaches in to the middle sound. Target these fish on blown down trees on the beaches, docks around the passes, deeper mangrove points and oyster bars. When you can find fast moving current and the wind moving in the same direction as the tide, the snook are there and hungry. All the local passes are also starting to load up with good numbers of snook along with a few redfish and some bigger trout. After was has been a very average or worse than average bite for the last few months, this is some much needed action and great to see so many snook around. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Dr. Dan from Kentucky with a 37-inch snook caught while mangrove fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Ingested shing gear can kill birds, reptiles and mammals BILL FISCHER BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


13 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Nine-Banded Armadilloby Patricia MolloyOne of the most fascinating mammals in the United States is the nine-banded armadillo (dasypus novemcinctus). Named for the number of breaks in the leathery armor that protects its body, the nine strips of skin add flexibility to an otherwise taut hide. One of the most interesting facts about these creatures is that, like the Virginia opossum, the nine-banded armadillo has a developed a unique defense mechanism. Whereas the opossum will play dead when it feels threatened, the armadillo will jump three to four feet straight into the air when startled. It is believed that the sudden reflex scares away potential predators in the wild. Unfortunately, this very same springing action has resulted in armadillos jumping into the undercarriage of moving vehicles, most often with fatal results. A couple of weeks ago, a tiny pink-skinned armadillo was admitted to CROW after being orphaned. Upon presentation, the wildlife veterinarians discovered that the baby was suffering from an upper-respiratory infection and an intestinal disease. When I held him up, I could hear his (labored) breathing, explained Dr. Kristin. Despite its grave physical condition, Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director, was impressed with the armadillos alert disposition. He was so perky and he wanted to live! Dr. Kristin recalled with glee. Dr. Heather ordered a round of antibiotics and had the tiny patient placed in a warm incubator in the clinics ICU. With supportive care, the little guy has not only survived, but is growing by leaps and bounds. For the first week, he was fed a nutrient-rich formula several times each day. He is not eating on his own yet, but we just introduced him to cat food and meal worms. I just sprinkled a few bits in a dish and he furiously sniffed them, said Dr. Kristin encouragingly. The next step in its natural development, explained Dr. Heather, was to introduce a litter box to its environment. Proficient diggers in the wild, armadillos use their long, sharp claws to dig for insects and larvae to eat and to create underground burrows in which to live. Burrows can reach 20 feet in length and usually contain one large section that is used as a bedroom; an armadillo will fill that area with leaves to make a comfortable bed. We filled a shallow plastic container with dirt and he uses it as a litter pan. We put meal worms in it and he has a blast! It is huge, wonderful enrichment for these guys, said Dr. Heather. Since 1968, CROW has participated in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of more than 100,000 wildlife patients and relies solely on charitable support. 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. A baby nine-banded armadillo, patient #0946, quietly naps inside an incubator. In the wild, armadillos make loud grunting noises when they hunt for insects. CAPTIVA CRUISES Here are just a few of the exciting cruises we offer: Marine Naturalist Adventure A partnership between Captiva Cruises and the Bailey Mathews Shell Museum. Come aboard the Adventure, our 24-passenger sailing catamaran for an unforgettable island expedition. Passengers enjoy a Zodiac boat ride to the island, a naturalist guided shelling adventure, tropical islan d lunch and a fun sail back to Captiva. Prices also include admission to the Shell Museum. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday & Saturday s 9:00 AM 1:00 PM Adults $100 / Child $75 (Plus tax) Sunset Serenade Cruise Enjoy live music & the fresh sea air while watching a fabulous Gulf of Mexico Sunset. The perfect way to end the day. Thursday Evenings 7:00 8:00 PM Adults $30 / Child $20 (Plus Tax) Cayo Costa Beach & Shelling Enjoy pristine Gulf Coast barrier islands & explore the secluded, undeveloped Cayo Costa State Park beaches only accessible by boat. Full day & half day trips available. Please call Captiva Cruises at (239) 472-5300 for additional information or visit captivacruises.com


Plant SmartTrees Signal Springby Gerri ReavesIt can take a while for newcomers to notice the seasonal changes of South Florida. Long-time residents learn to recognize the rhythm of the subtropical seasons, although they might be more subtle than those in northern climes. Native trees like the ones pictured here are among the many species announcing springs arrival. Both West Indian mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni) and red maple (acer rubrum) drop their leaves in the cooler months and produce new spring foliage after a rest. West Indian mahogany is classified as semi-deciduous, so quickly does the shedding and replacement of leaves occur. Four to eight narrow leaflets with pointed tips make up the compound leaves. Another notable springtime feature is the profusion of tulip-shaped seed pods, easily visible on the bare branch tips. This graceful tree can be as tall as 75 feet, with a symmetrical canopy of 50 feet. Its new growth arrives in time to provide a refuge of dappled shade in the hotter months. Found only in some of the states southern counties, it is protected by law and listed as threatened. Wildlife-friendly red maple (acer rubrum) also excels as a shade tree. The threeor five-lobed leaves measure about five inches across. With the arrival of the cooler months, they turn autumnal gold, orange and red in a rather northern way before dropping. The appearance of red maples new foliage, which follows small reddish winter flowers, is a sure sign of spring. Growing to 50 feet or more, the tree provides a canopy of shade in the hotter months. Slash pines (Pinus elliottii) candles, or new growth, also signal spring. The dense clusters of dark-green needles of about eight to 10 inches long appear at the branch ends. This iconic evergreen tree can reach up to 120 feet tall, with the new growth reaching up, rather than out. Planted in a group, slash pine provides shade, food for wildlife, and pine straw for mulch. It is extremely drought tolerant and adapted to fire, but is very sensitive to root disturbance. You cant go wrong with these native trees, provided theyre planted in the right spot and given room to develop. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Slash pines candles herald spring photos by Gerri Reaves New leaves are already appearing on this mostly bare West Indian mahogany Red maple re-leafs in the springTHE RIVER MAY 16, 201414 Redfish Chalenge Returning May 24Join Lee Memorial Health System Foundation for a fun-filled family day of fishing at the 10th annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge, scheduled for Saturday, May 24 at the Marina at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. Entry is $250 per boat (up to four anglers), with a top prize of $1,500. The Captains Meeting, featuring live music and food, will be held on Friday, May 23 at the Twisted Conch in Cape Coral from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The tournament starts at 7 a.m., with the weigh-in cut off at 4 p.m. Participants will enjoy food, refreshments, music, chance drawing prizes and a terrific silent auction. Proceeds benefit Barbaras Friends Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas Cancer Fund. The event honors Ryan McCleskey, who ended his fight against cancer on February 3, 2006. Family, friends, and acquaintances of Ryan wish to continue his battle with loving memory. The objective of the annual fishing tournament is to build awareness of the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation and assist the children of Southwest Florida in their personal battles by donating the proceeds raised to Barbaras Friends Golisano Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. This year, the Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge is also honoring one of our very own local super heroes, Chase Johnson, who lost his fight against T-cell leukemia on March 2, 2014. Chase was 8 years old. Please come out and help support our fight against childhood cancers and honor the memories of both Chase and Ryan. Visit www.RyansRedfishChallenge. com or call Kristin McCleskey at 6997426 for sponsorship opportunities and to register.


15 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014 Art Reception For Art Quilters Unlimited, Alliance For The ArtsThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation, in partnership with the Art Council of Southwest Florida, hosted an art reception at its main office in Fort Myers to highlight its Art & Community April-May exhibit featuring works from Art Quilters Unlimited and the Alliance for the Arts. During the reception, artists from Art Quilters Unlimited (AQU) won awards for their featured work. Frank Verpoorten of the Baker Art Museum judged the AQU displays based on artistic merit, including elements of designs (line, shape, color texture and space), the principles of design (balance, emphasis, unity, movement and proportion) and impact (the wow factor and creative imagination). Awards were given to the following artists: First place Bonnie Langenfeld, Opposite Landscapes: Glorious Everglades & Blue Winter Second place Lisa Gorski, Holstein Third place Jeanne Mapes, The Great Egret Merit Award Marci Mills, Saltwater Friends In addition to featuring works from AQU, the Art & Community exhibit also contains work from the Alliance for the Arts including acrylic, mixed media and even vinyl records from artists Dale and Jeff Ocasio, Carol Holsopple, Alisha Koyanis and Pam Richardson. All participating artists have pledged to give 35 percent of any sale to the Fund for the Arts in Southwest Florida, which continued on page 24 Lisa Gorski Marci Mills Jeanne Mapes and Shari Thompson Jeff and Dale Ocasio with Krista Johnson Judith Anderson and Susan Hedge Pat Smelkoff and Ken Burket Frank Verpoorten, Roseline Young, Carolyn Rogers and Margie Willis


THE RIVER MAY 16, 201416 Symphony Society Announces Competition Winners At FGCUOn April 26, the Southwest Florida Symphony Society held their annual Jillian Prescott Music Awards Competition. On the following day, they conducted the Marilyn Van Sickle Voice Competition. Both events took place in the U. Tobe Recital Hall of the Bower School of Music, located on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. The overall winner of the Jillian Prescott Competition was 150-year-old violinist Stephanie VanDuijn. Her list of credits includes winning the Young Artist Awards Concerto Competition and the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. For her winning performance, she played Saint Sanss Introduction and Rondo, Capricioso, Opus 28. In addition to the scholarship Stephanie was awarded, she will have an opportunity to perform with the Southwest Florida Symphony during its 2014-15 season. Instrumental music awards were also presented to Henry Pellegrino, age 19 and Iris Wu, age 15, both for violin. In the Keyboard Category, awards went to 20-year-old Jason Gomez and 13-year-old Noah Waddell. The Brass and Woodwinds awards went to 20-year-old Gabriel Wallace, who played alto sax, and 15-year-old David Norville, who played the oboe. The winner of the Marilyn Van Sickle Voice Competition was 21-year-old Johanne Nordilus. As long as she remains a music major, she will receive an annual scholarship to the undergraduate school of her choice for a period of four years. Johanne sang four pieces: Mozarts Va, lerror mio palwsa, Mitridate, re de Paoto; Aaron Copelands Why Do They Shut Me Out Of Heaven; Robert Franzs Im Herbst; and J.S. Bachs Et Exsultavit Spiritus Meus; Magnificat. Additional awards for voice were given to 21-year-old soprano Jensine Caranto and 14-year-old tenor Luciano Marsalli. Both these competitions have been in place for many years. The Jillian Prescott is an annual event. The Marilyn Van Sickle currently occurs every other year. Both are funded by endowments set up specifically for this purpose. For more information, call 418-0996. Johanne Nordilus Stephanie Van Duijn Music Night To Feature KirtanOn Friday, May 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m., Music Night will be hosted by SoniYoga, 1500 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. The event will feature Kirtan, performing traditional Indian happy music. Played every day in countless villages around India, Kirtan includes classical instruments like the harmonium, the tabla with drums and bells joined together with guitar to accompany songs of all kinds, from centuries-old mantras to modern poems. This free event will be led by an amazing local musician and yoga teacher, Missy Balsam. For more information about Music Night, call LaTasha Armstead of the City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency at 321-7100. Some of the traditional instruments used in Indian music New World Symphony ProductionThe Gulf Coast Symphony presents New World Symphony, New Symphony Stars on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The program will feature the ever-popular Dvork New World Symphony, Libby Larsens Deep Summer Music and Barbers Cello Concerto in A minor (Op. 22) featuring cellist Christine Lamprea. Tickets start at $22 and are available through the Barbara B. Mann box office. Czech composer Antonn Dvorks Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95, B. 178, is more popularly known as the New World Symphony, and is one of the most popular symphonies of all. Neil Armstrong took a recording of it to the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Dvork composed the symphony in 1893 while he was living in the United States. The work demonstrates Dvorks interest in Native American music. As a nationalistic composer, Dvork believed that the countrys folk songs should serve as the foundation for a new original school of composition to be developed in the United States. In an article published in the New York Herald in December 1893, Dvork explained how Native American music had been an influence on this symphony: I have not actually used any of the (Native American) melodies. I have simply written original themes embodying the peculiarities of the Indian music, and, using these themes as subjects, have developed them with all the resources of modern rhythms, counterpoint and orchestral color. American composer Samuel Barber completed Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 22, in November 1945 as a commission by Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Koussevitzky later said that he thought the work would be to the 20th century what Brahms violin concerto was to the 19th century. The concerto won Barber the New York Music Critics Circle Award in 1947, and continues to be one of the most-played cello concertos. The Barber Cello Concerto features ColumbianAmerican cellist Christine Lamprea, winner of the prestigious Sphinx Competition in 2013, along with a half dozen other competitions. Another American, Libby Larsen is one of the most prolific and most performed living composers. She has created a catalogue of more than 500 works spanning virtually every genre, from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral works and 15 operas. Her music has been praised for its dynamic, deeply inspired and vigorous contemporary American spirit. Her Deep Summer Music was commissioned in 1982 by the Minnesota Orchestra. A symphonic tone poem, Larsen wrote that the piece tries to capture the natural beauty of the fields in full bloom during the summer harvest season in the Midwest. The Classical Access Series is sponsored by Culture Builds Florida, a program of the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit www.gulfcoastsymphony.org or call 277-1700. Volunteers SoughtThe Lee County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications from residents who are interested in being considered for appointment to the Lee County Human Services Partnering For Results (PFR) Proposal Review Panel. The advisory committee evaluates proposals from non-profit organizations seeking funding through the Partnering For Results Request for Proposals process and makes funding recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Partnering For Results provides funding to qualified non-profit organizations by purchasing eligible services that address one of the following priority areas: Supportive Living; Activities for Children & Youth and Emergency Assistance. People interested in serving on this advisory committee must commit to attend all meetings during the designated months of June through September. The process usually lasts for two to three months. Applications must be received by May 30. For more information, visit http:// dhs.leegov.com/contracts/Pages/ ReviewPanel.aspx or contact Deanna Gilkerson-Carpenter at 533-7918 or DGilkerson@leegov.com. Applications may be found online at http://dhs.leegov.com/contracts/ Pages/ReviewPanel.aspx. Click on PFR Review Panel Member Application 2014. doc. Return applications to GilkersonCarpenter. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


17 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014ACT Gallery Exhibit And ReceptionJoin Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, June 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk for their June featured artists. Neutral Tonalities mixed media abstractions by artist Katherine Boren, Cuban painter Lilia Lopez and feminine portrait artist Lesley Morrow will be featured in this exhibit, which continues through June 30. Katherine Borens current series of work, entitled Neutral Tonalities, continues her experimentation with multiple mediums in two dimensions. This new work expands her focus on a monochromatic palette and utilization of a combination of untraditional materials in unexpected ways, while emphasizing the reflection of light, varying textures and shapes, and differing grades of color saturation. Originally, from New York, Boren studied at New York University and The New School. Her work has been exhibited at numerous venues in solo, juried, group and member shows. The work featured in this show is supported in part by an Individual Artist Arts and Culture Grant from the City of Fort Myers. Boren is devoted to furthering the development of the arts community in Southwest Florida. Most notably, she now serves as the executive director of the Young Artists Awards program. She also served as the 2009-10 president of the Alliance for the Arts and currently serves as a member of their advisory board. Boren is regularly selected as a juror for art shows and is an annual contributor to many local charities. Cuban artist Lilia Lopezs paintings capture the essence of tropical and colonial society. Her colorful paintings embody a pluralistic mix of Spanish and Caribbean influences and motifs and reflect the colorful beauty, landscape and history of the Caribbean. Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba where she remained until her early adulthood, her artistic inspiration was influenced by Cubas beautiful landscapes and memories of her native Caribbean island. She initiated her studies of art and painting in La Escuela de Bellas Artes in Cienfuegos, and expanded her artistic techniques in oils at El Estudio de Carol La Dama Binford in the Dominican Republic. Her somewhat nomadic life in many countries and cultures inspired and influenced the colors, architecture and scenery she portrays in her paintings. Lopez works in oil and pastels. Her work can be found in private art collections in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. She currently lives and paints in Miami, Key Largo and Fort Myers. Lesley Morrow was born in 1969 in Summit, New Jersey. She is an artist whose paintings are raw and sensitive to the eye. Influenced by her professional illustrator parents, she focused on photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at City College of San Francisco, California. To express her passion for the feminine experience, Morrow works in acrylics, oils, airbrush and mixed media. She is a featured exhibitor with Circus Arts United, Cape Coral and Bootleggers Alley Gallery in Fort Myers. Her work can be found in public and private collections throughout Southwest Florida. Arts for ACT Gallery provides a quality, contemporary exhibition gallery featuring original art, limited edition prints, giclees, hand-crafted fine crafts, T-shirts, silver and glass bead jewelry, gourd art, raku, clay and art cards. It is a must see destination for all art lovers and collectors, providing a unique opportunity for everyone to learn and enjoy art. Loneliness by Lilia Lopezf View from the 11th Floor by Katherine Boren Leslie Morrow painting ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 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


THE RIVER MAY 16, 201418 Boys & Girls Clubs Look For Camp Supply DonationsThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County is looking for donations of supplies to help stock its Summer Enrichment Programs in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs. Each summer, the BGCLC provides 400 of its members the opportunity to participate in the clubs Summer Enrichment Programs that address the summer learning loss experienced by at-risk and underserved youth. The clubs provide academically focused activities to ensure its members continue to make positive gains in their education, and high-yield learning opportunities to promote creativity and participation in the arts. Free, nutritious lunches and snacks are provided daily during the camps to keep tummies full and minds sharp, while daily recreation and sports sessions help youth stay active and healthy. While our clubs are commonly known to provide positive after-school programs to the communitys at-risk youth, we also continue our mission to inspire and enable young people even through the summer months when academic retention is critical, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer of the BGCLC. Unfortunately, when school doors close, many children struggle to access educational opportunities as well as basic needs such as healthy meals and adequate adult supervision. Our clubs are where those kids need to be, spending their summer days engaging in educational activities and other programs that we ensure create positive outcomes for our members both in school and the community. Requested donations include batteries, cleaning supplies, books for elementary, middle and high school levels, craft paint and paint brushes, white and colored copy paper, construction paper, markers, stencils, fabric paint, yarn, poster board, Styrofoam, modeling clay, musical instruments, costumes, pool sticks, ping pong balls, foosballs, basketballs, soccer balls, whiffle ball equipment, jump ropes, kick balls, flag football belts, new board games, table games, paper plates and napkins, mixing bowls, whisks, and fruits and vegetables. Donations can be delivered to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, adjacent to the Bell Tower Shops, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. The Boys & Girls Clubs works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through character, leadership, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. Currently, there are 1,400 members across five clubs in Lee County. My daughter has maintained the A and B honor roll and has earned several awards since she has been a member of the club in Lehigh Acres, said Dana Bailey. The Boys & Girls Club truly stands behind their motto A positive place for kids. For more information about the BGCLC or about donations, contact Shannon Lane at 334-1886 or slane@ bgclc.net. Boys & Girls Clubs kids Gulf Coast Writers To Meet May 17The next meeting of the Gulf Coast Writers Association will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. until noon at Zion Lutheran Church, located at 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Anne Dalton, Esquire. The Law Firm of Anne Dalton provides professional legal services to individuals and businesses for contract negotiation and drafting; laws of creative arts, including music, fine arts and writing; for-profit and nonprofit business and partnership formation, modification an dissolution; and estate planning. The standards upon which the firm was founded in 1994 guide it today: competent and compassionate dedication to clients and community, attention to clients priorities, and adherence to small-town values. Dalton is also certified in family, civil, county and dependency mediation and qualified as an arbitrator and federal mediator. She provides a wide range of conflict resolution services for individuals, families, extended families and businesses. Experts say, Write what you know. How do you avoid invasion of privacy, defamation and other claims when you follow this advice? Learn your legal rights and responsibilities in this highly interactive class with Q-and-A. The topic of the meeting is From Cross Creek to The Help and Beyond Defamation, Invasion of Privacy, Right of Publicity and Other Tort Legal Issues for Writers. Members and first time visitors are admitted free; guests are $5. Visit www. gulfwriters.org or call 247-4515 for more information. Anne Dalton Exploring Parallel Worldsby Di SaggauFlorida author Cristin Bishara has written a debut novel for young adults that revolves around the possibility of exploring parallel lives. Relativity is about Ruby Wright, a young girl who is unhappy in her current life. Her mother died when she was young, her father has remarried, and she has a step-sister that makes Cinderellas look like angels. This is a book of what-ifs told with a pleasing mixture of science and emotions. Uprooted from California and being the new kid in a small Ohio town is not what Ruby wants. She no longer can have brownies and clever conversations with her best friend George. Her stepsister Kandy has a sign on her door that reads Get Lost, Go Away, Die and she means it. When Ruby notices a giant oak tree outside in the distance, she is drawn to it as if by a power beyond her control. Minutes later, Im out of the cornfield and under the trees canopy of cool shade. It seems taller than yesterday. Ancient, alive. The humming is louder. And the trunk has changed. A layer of bark has been shed, in the shape of a large, perfect rectangle. Jabs of fear, quick and strong like voltage spikes, tell me Im in danger, that I should go back. At the same time, Im pulled forward by a force that feels inescapable. The ground beneath me feels charged, a steady thrum of power. I take a few steps closer and see that its not just a rectangle of smooth trunk. There are etchings all over it, and in the middle, near the right edge, theres a metal knob. Its a door. The tree holds the key to Rubys being able to travel to nine alternative realities each containing variations of her life. Is it possible for her to find a perfect world? Can she reconnect with her mom? Its a fascinating journey as Ruby continues her search. As she says, At daybreak, Im going back to the tree. If it really is a wormhole, Im about to prove string theory and make science history. And maybe, just maybe, Ill bump into mom. I was impressed with Bisharas knowledge of science. She cleverly works it into the story as she explores the laws of time and space, love and loss. Fellow author Megan Miranda said, Smart, suspenseful and completely unique, this story lingered with me long after I finished. Cristin Bishara has an MFA in creative writing. She lives in Florida with her husband, two girls and a rescued racing greyhound. To learn more, go to www. cristinbishara.com. From page 9Fort Myers Fare Formerly 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 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


19 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014 Gear Up And Ride SafelyMay is National Bike Safety Month, and AAA encourages both bicyclists and motorists to make safety a top priority. In 2012, 726 bicyclists were killed nationwide (a 6.5 percent increase from the previous year) and an additional 49,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes. Of those killed, 634 were male and 90 were female (two unknown). Florida continues to lead the nation for bicyclist fatalities per million population, according to the latest data from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Moreover, 69 percent of bicycle fatalities happen in urban areas, with the majority of them (63 percent) occurring at non-intersections. To ensure their safety, bicycle riders should make it a point to always properly cross roadways at designated intersections and never at non-intersections. Aside from wearing a helmet, one the most important bike safety tips AAA highly recommends is to cross at designated intersections, complemented by following traffic signal laws, said John Pecchio, traffic safety consultant, AAA The Auto Club Group. Bicycle riders greatly increase their chance of being injured or killed if they dart in front of vehicles or do not obey all traffic signs and signals. Bicycles are considered vehicles and must abide by the same traffic laws as motorists. Bike riders are encouraged to wear reflective clothing and always ride in the same direction as traffic. AAA asks adults to set good examples for novice and young riders to help ensure they practice and follow the rules of the road. AAA and NHTSA recommend four easy steps to help keep bike riders safe: Wear a Properly-Fitted Bicycle Helmet Helmets should be positioned on the head and low on the forehead, no more than two finger widths above the eyebrow A helmet is the single most effective way to prevent head injury resulting from a bicycle crash Develop a family rule for helmet use and enforce it for every ride Always Follow Traffic Laws Bicycles are considered vehicles and must abide by the same traffic laws as motorists Obey all traffic signs and lane markings Signal your intentions when turning or passing When cycling in the street, always ride in the same direction as traffic Make Yourself Visible Wear bright colors during daylight hours Wear reflective materials on clothing and/or equipment in low-light conditions To be noticed when riding at night, use a front light and a red reflector or flashing rear light Use retro-reflective tape or markings on equipment or clothing Tips for Motorists Drivers of motor vehicles need to share the road with bicyclists Focus exclusively on the road while driving. Distracted drivers can be deadly for bicyclists. Be patient and pass bicyclists only when safe to do so, leaving a 3to 5-foot clearance between your vehicle and the bicyclist Look before opening a car door or pulling out from a parking space; yield to bicyclists at intersections and be especially watchful for cyclists when making turns either left or right For information on bicycle safety, visit www.AAA.com/SafetyMatters. Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Bonita BeachBonita Springs 1998 5,815 $3,975,000 $3,650,000 553 St. Charles HarbourFort Myers 2007 5,492 $1,595,000 $1,450,000 241 Riverwalk Bonita Springs 1997 4,484 $1,595,000 $1,400,000 444 Idlewilde Bonita Springs 2001 3,980 $1,325,000 $1,000,000 239 No Subdivision Sanibel 1989 2,526 $1,079,900 $990,000 144 Sanctuary Point Fort Myers 2004 4,223 $849,900 $829,000 116 Ridge Bonita Springs 1996 3,438 $849,000 $825,000 14 Natures Cove Estero 2007 2,646 $685,000 $680,000 30 Grande Estates Estero 2006 3,188 $674,900 $660,000 153 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2001 3,647 $649,900 $610,000 71 Draft Day Was Fiction, But Browns Followed The Script Last Weekby Ed FrankWere not in the business of reviewing movies, but last weeks National Football League Draft so resembled the plot of the recently-released film Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, that you would have thought that the Cleveland Browns were following the script of this Hollywood drama. And then, right on the heels of Draft Day comes the movie Million Dollar Arm that is being released today the true story of two cricket-playing youngsters in India who were brought to the United States in an attempt to turn them into Major League baseball players. But first lets get back to Costners Draft Day: In this exciting movie, Costner, the grim-faced general manager of the Cleveland Browns, out manipulates his fellow GMs to ultimately draft the three key players he wanted as the clock clicked down to zero on the day of the NFL Draft. Last week, Ray Farmer, the real-life general manager of the Cleveland Browns, jumped through three electrifying trades to finally grab on the third trade Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel, known as Johnny Football. Heres what Bill Livingston, columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote: Sonny Weaver, Jr., the wheeler-dealer of a Browns general manager in the movie Draft Day, met his match in Farmer. The Browns hopscotched all over the draft board in the first round, but the payoff was the enigmatic, electrifying, polarizing and exciting quarterback on the board. Now to the second top sports movie of the year, Million Dollar Arm: This is the tale of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, who won a 2008 reality show in their native country and went on to sign professional baseball contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The movie and the book of the same name is scripted out of a television contest in India that offered a prize of $100,000 to the pitcher who could throw the most strikes over 85 mph in a 20-pitch span. That pitcher then would have the chance to win $1 million if he could throw three consecutive strikes of at least 90 mph. Singh and Patel didnt win the $1 million, but their javelin-tossing skills did pave their way out of poverty and into the United States where they were signed by the Pirates. Singh, 25, is still in the Pirates organization where he posted a 3.00 ERA with the Class A West Virginia Power in 2012. He didnt pitch last year, recovering from Tommy John Surgery, but hopes to be back on the mound this season. Patel was released by the Bucs in 2010 and has returned to India where he is teaching baseball to youngsters to increase the awareness and talent of the sport in that huge country. Over the years, there have been dozens and dozens of movies on sports some good and some bad, some true and some fiction. Draft Day, fiction, and Million Dollar Arm, a true story, are entertaining films that you will enjoy, sports fan or not. Miracle Start Week One Game Out of First-Place Winners of five of their last seven games, the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team began the week just one game out of first-place in the Florida State League South Division with a 21-16 season record. The Miracle is home this weekend at Hammond Stadium hosting the 10-24 Daytona Cubs. The first pitch Friday is at 7:05 p.m. followed by a 6:05 p.m. game Saturday, a Sunday matinee at 4:05 p.m. and an unusual Monday morning game at 10:35 a.m.


THE RIVER MAY 16, 201420 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I have such mixed feelings about my kids using the computer, TV and all the other media technology all day long. They enjoy using these things and I know they learn from them but somehow it does not seem healthy. Are there guidelines about how much time kids should spend with technology? Janet F., Fort Myers Janet, Your concerns are well founded. The American Association of Pediatrics recommends no more than one to two hours of screen time a day for children two years and older, however, reality far exceeds those recommendations. In fact, recent research has found that children average more than 40 hours of screen time a week, not counting time spent on a computer at school. That is an enormous amount of time in a childs life. A new study finds children get more sleep, do better in school, behave better, and receive other health benefits when parents limit content and the amount of time their children spend on the computer or in front of the TV. The study, published in the Journal of American Pediatrics, finds there is a ripple effect associated with the benefits of limiting both screen time and media content. There is the direct impact on sleep, academics and behavior, and limited screen time also indirectly affects body mass index. The study finds that children got more sleep if parents limited screen time, which resulted in lower risk of obesity. Parents limiting exposure to violent media resulted in increased pro-social behavior and lowered aggressive behavior seven months later. Douglas Gentile, lead author and an associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University, says the effect is not immediate and that lack of immediacy makes it difficult for parents to recognize but even small changes can make a difference. Researchers are not suggesting parents completely eliminate screen time, but find a healthy balance. As parents, we dont even see our children get taller and thats a really noticeable effect. With media, what were often looking for is the absence of a problem, such as a child not gaining weight, making it even more difficult to notice, Gentile says. Even with changes that we do notice, we really dont recognize in the moment how all these things are related to each other across time, he adds. Yes, as screen time goes up, school performance goes down, but that doesnt happen overnight. If I watch a lot of TV today, I dont get an F in my class tomorrow. Researchers recommend parents set limits and actively monitor media use. They should talk with children about media content, explaining the purpose of various media and providing overall guidance. Even though it is very difficult to set limits, Gentile says that when parents are involved, it has a powerful, protective effect across a wide range of different areas that they probably never would have expected to see. 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. Phi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyThe following local residents recently were initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nations oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: Carolina Lerma of Cape Coral initiated at University of Florida Eva Ball of Fort Myers initiated at Florida State University Amy Schwartz of Fort Myers initiated at University of Florida Olivia Munizza of Fort Myers initiated at University of Florida These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Graduate Darlin Blanco-Lozano of Cape Coral graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor of arts degree in visual arts A commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, May 4 at the University of Dayton. More than 1,400 undergraduates received degrees. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Literacy Council Adds Gulf Coast Board MembersLiteracy Council Gulf Coast announced last week that Michelle Hudson and Sasha Williams have joined its board of directors. The notfor-profit organization is committed to improving the English and reading skills of adults and children throughout Lee County and North Collier County. Hudson is the digital strategist at CONRIC PR & Marketing. She has more than 20 years in the media business, including 15 years at the NewsPress. She served in many positions at the paper, most recently as its digital editor. Hudson also works with Alliance Financial Group, assisting business owners and individuals with life and disability insurance as well as financial planning. Working so intensively with written communication, it would be easy to take it for granted, she said. Its important to me to help others achieve greater confidence in reading. Williams is the risk manager for Enterprise Holdings in Southwest Florida, which includes the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, and National Car Rental brands. She has been with the company for almost 18 years, and is currently in the process of obtaining her certification in risk management from The Institutes. As an avid reader, the work of Literacy Council Gulf Coast is very meaningful to me, she said. Id like everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy a good book. Literacy Council Gulf Coast has its headquarters in Bonita Springs, and trains volunteers to help students acquire or improve their English skills. For more information, call 676-5202 or visit www. literacygulfcoast.com. Smith To Make Invention Show Debut In JuneInventHelps INPEX, Americas largest invention trade show, announced that Gene Smith of Bokeelia has invented an efficient plant shipping and retailing system. This patented invention will be exhibited at INPEX 2014, to be held June 18 to 20 in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Logistical Retailer helps to save fuel, time, space and expense for shipping and retail display. Because of its design, the Retailer is easily assembled, ready to load and ship. Once it arrives at the merchants loaded with product, it becomes a center aisle or end-cap display. Because of its versatility, the Retailer could be used for any number of products. The product is made from recycled plastic, and once emptied, the Logistical Retailer can be easily broken down to one-sixth of its original size for an economical return to the producer or distributor. According to the inventor, this product will save thousands of gallons of fuel, and is a very green product. The inventor of this product designed the invention because of his lifelong career. I have been in plant shipping and retailing my whole life, said Smith. I pioneered the steel system that is now being used to ship plant material. Smith is exhibiting at INPEX with the hopes of finding a manufacturer, venture capital or licensor. For more information about this inventor or INPEX, call 888-54-INPEX or visit www.inpex.com. Michelle Hudson Sasha Williams Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


21 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Returns Over $3.9 MillionThe United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades announced that the total dollars returned to lower to middle income taxpayers in our community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program was $3,950,533. The announcement was made recently at a reception honoring the 115 volunteers who helped with the VITA program. United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades provides free tax preparation services for hard-working people and their families. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program was responsible for over 2,200 free and confidential tax returns that were filed between January and April 15, 2014. The total of $3,950,000 in refunds was more than $1 million higher than the VITA program submitted last year. The first year of VITAs operation (2008), the program generated $277,000 in refunds. The local VITA program has also expanded from eight preparation sites to 12, making it easier for people to access the free program. In addition to the sites in Hendry and Glades counties, Charlotte and Collier county had sites and the United Way of Charlotte and United Way of Collier partnered with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades to make the program available to more communities. VITA is making a difference in the lives of many people in our community. One couple who recently used VITA was told they were getting an $8,000 refund. The wife started crying and told the preparer she had an operation and her medical bills prevented them from paying their mortgage. Now they can catch up their mortgage and pay their medical bills. At the thank you event for VITA volunteers, Cliff Smith, president of the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, said, This is the sixth year for our VITA program, and it has grown substantially each year since its beginning in 2008. That year, $277,000 in refunds were generated through VITA. We are excited to announce that the VITA program has grown to over $3.9 million in returns for lower to middle income taxpayers at a time when many are still struggling to meet living expenses. This is amazing growth. A prime goal of the free service is to help tax payers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other similar credits to receive them. A large number of taxpayers who could qualify for the EITC do not claim the credit. The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades raises funds for health and human service organizations in our community, and promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies, focusing on issues and solutions to improve lives. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. VITA United Way House site coordinators. Pictured from left is United Way staff member Amy Singer and coordinators Mary Meador, Rita Tibbetts, Nancy Martin, Tina Wysocki, Stan Heath and Ellen Wersan. Suncoast Credit Union volunteer tax preparers. Pictured from left is Tom Payne, Gisela Estrada, Lorena Gomez, Cynthia Roche, Susan Spin, Jannette McElwain, Cliff Smith, president of the United Way and Amy Singer, United Way VITA manager. Financial FocusAvoid Problems By Updating Beneficiary Designationsby Jennifer BaseyLike many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. And its just as important to regularly review your plans with your tax, legal and financial professionals in case any changes are needed. For instance, some of your wishes expressed in your will may be overridden by beneficiary designations you filled out years ago. If these designations become outdated, your assets could be passed to those you didnt intend. You might be surprised at how many of your financial assets and legal documents have beneficiary designations tied to them. If you have an IRA, a 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, a life insurance policy, an annuity, a transfer-on-death (TOD) arrangement, or any of a variety of other assets or accounts, you almost certainly named a beneficiary. And this beneficiary designation offers a simple, direct and efficient way to get assets in the hands of your loved ones who survive you. However, as time goes by, you may experience many changes in your life and when your life changes, your beneficiary designations may need to follow. But if you are like many people, you might forget to update these designations after a marriage, divorce or other change in your family situation. And because the beneficiary designation is a legally binding document, the asset will go to the person you once named as a beneficiary, regardless of your current relationship status. It really doesnt take much effort to look over your accounts and legal arrangements to ensure that your beneficiary designations are current and if they arent, its pretty easy to change them. In fact, for some financial accounts, you may be able to update the beneficiary designations online. In any case, plan on reviewing your beneficiary designations regularly, but especially when you experience a change in your life. Heres one more thing to keep in mind: Make sure your current beneficiaries are informed that they will eventually be receiving your 401(k), IRA, life insurance proceeds or other assets that require a beneficiary designation. This advance knowledge may help your loved ones as they plan and maintain their own financial and investment strategies. Although its clearly important for you to update your beneficiary designations and to communicate your actions, you will still need to attend to other areas of your estate planning, such as providing care for minor children or dependents, deciding who you want to receive specific items that do not carry a beneficiary designation, naming someone to manage your affairs should you become incapacitated, and specifying the control you wish your beneficiaries to have over their inheritance. These are just a few examples of estate-planning considerations. Because everyones situation is different, you will need to consult with your legal advisor to determine the level of estate planning you require. As weve seen, updating your beneficiary is one piece of the puzzle but to leave the legacy you desire, youve got to complete the picture. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. AppleJuiceiTunes Radioby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSiTunes Radio is available for free on all devices and computers (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC or Apple TV) with iOS 7 or OS X Lion v10.7 or later, iTunes 11.1 or Apple TV 6.0 or later installed. iTunes Radio which is available only in the U.S., streams radio stations directly to your device(s) or computer. Youll have access to more than 250 radio stations. You can purchased music in the iTunes Stores which will require your Apple ID. On your iPad, iPhone or iPod, launch the Music player app and tap the Radio tab then start listening. On your computer, open iTunes and choose Radio from the top menu. On Apple TV (second generation or later), select iTunes Radio from the Apple TV menu. Once launched, you can enjoy free streaming radio that is tailored for you using the most popular music in the iTunes Store. Each time you open iTunes Radio, youll see a list of featured stations. You can tap on any of these and enjoy the music or create your own personalized stations. You can customize or edit your stations while listening to iTunes Radio. Use the Star (*) menu to play more like this or never play songs like this during playback. In addition, you can tap the Info button to fine tune your station even further. You share your favorite radio stations with others as well as purchase music tracks. iTunes Radio will stop audio playback after two hours of inactivity. In depth information about how to use and enjoy iTunes radio on your particular Apple device(s) can be found at http:// support.apple.com/kb/HT5848. 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, located at 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. Southwest Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information, visit www.swacks. org.


THE RIVER MAY 16, 201422 Builders Care Volunteers NeededAre you interested in spending a few hours to help out a neighbor in need? Builders Care needs volunteers to help build a ramp for a North Fort Myers family in need on Thursday and Friday, May 29 and 30 starting at 9 a.m. both days. No experience is needed. Water and lunch will be provided. If you are interested and available, contact Builders Care at 938-0056 or Events@BIA.net. With your help, Builders Care is making a difference... one lifechanging gift at a time. For more information, visit www. LeeBuildersCare.org. Builders Care needs volunteers to help build a ramp for a Noth Fort Myers family in need Jeff East and Kevin Greenwell, residents of Hampton Park Hampton Park Residents Exceed United Way Campaign GoalThe residents of Hampton Park exceeded their goal for the 2013-14 United Way Campaign. The campaign was the second for Hampton Park. Hampton Park residents and principles of East & Greenwell Insurance, Jeff East and Kevin Greenwell, presented a check from Allstate Insurance to Cliff Smith, president of the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. The check brought the total contributions to the campaign to $2,575. continued on page 24 Feeding Our Communities Food DriveMore than 949,910 South Florida residents do not have consistent access to vital nutrition and food each and every day. To help reduce this number, Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) recently partnered with partnering with The Salvation Army to collect non-perishable food items at financial centers in Lee County through the annual Feeding Our Communities food drive. Fifth Third Bank collected 6,640 pounds of food, exceeding its goal of 5,300 pounds. The food collected throughout the drive equals 26,560 meals for families in seven counties. Feeding Our Communities is a component of Fifth Third Day (May 3), an annual event when the bank celebrates its heritage by giving back to the community. Fifth Third Banks partnership with The Salvation Army serves to address the effects of critical issues plaguing the state: hunger and homelessness. Maj. Dan Proctor, Naples Regional Coordinator, Salvation Army and David Call, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) Dresses Collected For PACE EventSeminole Casino Immokalee hosted a charity event on Thursday, May 1 to collect dresses for the upcoming PACE Center for Girls 4th annual Love That Dress! shopping spree. More than 145 Players Club members and sponsors of the PACE Center for Girls in Collier County attended, and donated 181 cocktail dresses. There were complimentary cocktails and appetizers at the casinos lounge and those who donated a dress also received a coupon for $50 in free slot machine play. The 4th annual Love That Dress! shopping spree will be held August 23 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. There will be cocktails, a silent auction and thousands of new and gently used dresses and accessories available at low prices. Proceeds benefit the PACE Center for Girls in Collier County. From left: Summer Raygor, director of the Players Club at Seminole Casino Immokalee; Nan Mooney, player development executive at Seminole Casino Immokalee; Marianne Kearns, executive director of the PACE Center for Girls Collier; Cheryl McDonnell, development director of the PACE Center for Girls Collier; and Patti Gens, counselor II of the PACE Center for Girls


23 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014 deaRPharmacistThe Thyroid Summit: Watch Online For Free by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Are you tired, and frequently cold? Do you have poor memory? Are you overweight and losing hair? You are probably wondering why I ask such personal questions. Ive been your dear pharmacist for 15 years, so Ill tell you like it is: All of those symptoms could be connected to one thing, low thyroid hormone levels in the body. Its worth testing for, but the problem is that conventional tests miss a lot of thyroid disorders. Youre told Its normal when you feel terrible. If overlooked, youll be on the medication merry-goround, and you better hold on. Medications and vitamins can support your thyroid gland, but it has to first be detected. Over the past year, Ive been involved in a special project, my best professional accomplishment. Ive been working closely with my friend and thyroid expert, Dr. David Brownstein. Together we have created an online experience called a summit that will enable anyone from around the world to listen to, and watch a slide presentation from home. Its free and to sign up you just go to TheThyroidSummit.com and save your seat. We begin broadcasting various presentations on Monday, June 2 for seven life-changing days. People have asked me why I am hosting the thyroid summit. I had a mild case about 10 years ago, that went undiagnosed for about two years, and I figured it out myself. I put a picture of myself for you to see in my book, Thyroid Healthy, which is out now. Its not the most flattering picture because I had 15 pounds on me, but Im proud of myself now, because I am 49 years old, only 110 pounds and have perfect thyroid, and Im on a mission to help others. Weve interviewed 32 health care experts. Among the greats, you will hear from Dr. Mercola, Mike Adams, founder of Natural News, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Dr. Jonathan Wright, Dr. Kent Holtorf, actress and thyroid thriver Gena Lee Nolin, Dr. Tom OBryan, celebrity nutritionist JJ Virgin, activist Mary Shomon and many others. Dr. Brownstein and myself are also in the lineup. If youre not aware of a thyroid problem, you could develop psychological, cardiovascular and neurological disorders. At the thyroid summit, you will learn: How anxiety, bipolar, mood swings and depression are tied to thyroid How certain medications can induce thyroid disease Why a diagnosis of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are often given to thyroid patients What lab tests actually uncover it What natural remedies work to relieve symptoms Which medications and supplements help, and which harm How to help your dog or cat with thyroid disease Im so proud of this project and the goodness that will come from it. The thyroid summit will help you rediscover health and educate yourself well enough to speak to your medical professionals (and be taken seriously). Ill see you online at the thyroid summit on June 2. Sign up today at www.TheThyroidSummit.com. 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. $25,000 Community Challenge In Support Of Golisano Childrens Hospital Of Southwest FloridaAt a Kingsway Country Club reception on May 8 hosted by Dr. David Klein and Dr. Mark Asperilla, in partnership with executives from Lee Memorial Health System and Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, the Hoffer Family Foundation of Charlotte County announced a community match challenge of up to $25,000 to support Golisano Childrens Hospitals capital campaign. The Hoffer Family Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 from any individual or corporation wishing to support the hospital. At last weeks briefing, Chief Administrative Officer for Golisano Childrens Hospital Kathy Bridge-Liles and Chief Foundation Officer for Lee Memorial Health System Sharon MacDonald addressed the crowd of over 75 attendees and answered questions about pediatric health care in Charlotte County and the need for an expansion of Golisano Childrens Hospitals current facilities on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers. Golisano Childrens Hospitals Charlotte County pediatric clinic is also serving expanding numbers of children and their families each day. The community update offered statistics on expanding care needs, medical specialties and subspecialties now being offered to Southwest Florida children and the latest on the capital campaign for a new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information on the Golisano capital campaign or to discuss a gift eligible for the match, contact Keith Callaghan of the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 343-6077 or via email at Keith.Callaghan@leememorial.org. 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, The college acceptance letters are arriving and I cant believe how our two sons are behaving. Our two grandchildren with very good high school grades want to go to less than average colleges. My husband recently retired after a successful career as a dean at an Ivy League college. He has given advice to thousands of students, but our family is not the least bit interested in talking to him about colleges and want no input from their father or me. Why dont families appreciate the expertise available to them from people who care? Ginny Dear Ginny, Since early times, parents have complained that their children dont listen. Parents try to give thoughtful advice and their children are not interested. Even when the children ask their parents for advice, few children will take it they dont want to hear it. Try and relax, and just let them accept the consequences of their decisions. They may be making mistakes, but who knows... they may be on the right path. Lizzie Dear Ginny, I do not think family members try to be malicious or disrespectful in not listening to other family members. Part of growing up and being independent is making your own choices. I also think this is a very common theme in most families and is present from generation to generation. A common theme I hear from many adult children is why will mom or dad listen to others but not to us, the people that love them and only want the best for them. This seems to be the very same situation you describe, but with a slightly different tone. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. May Caregivers Support MeetingsThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center offers monthly support group meetings for caregivers throughout Lee County and neighboring areas. The caregivers support group meetings include an opportunity for caregivers to meet others who are facing similar challenges and to learn more about Alzheimers disease and effective coping strategies. Select meeting locations feature a guest speaker as well as an informal time for sharing. Fort Myers Tuesday, May 13 at 2 p.m., Broadway Community Church, 3309 Broadway Ave, 437-3007. Wednesday, May 14 at 9:45 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court, 437-3007. Wednesday, May 28 at 9:45 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court, 437-3007.Wednesday, May 21 at 10 a.m., Fort Myers Congregational United, Church of Christ, 8210 College Parkway, 4373007.Tuesday, May 27 at 2 p.m., Riverside Church of Fort Myers, 8660 Daniels Parkway, 437-3007. Thursday, May 15 at 6:15 p.m., Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court, 4373007. North Fort Myers Thursday, May 22 at 2 p.m., Pine Lakes Country Club, 10200 Pine Lakes Blvd., 3.5 miles north of The Shell Factory on U.S. 41, 437-3007. Cape Coral Thursday, May 1 at 2 p.m. Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., 4373007. Thursday, May 15 at 2 p.m., Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., 437-3007. Pine Island Thursday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. Pine Island United Methodist 5701 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia, 437-3007. Lehigh Acres Monday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Lehigh Acres United Way House., 201 Plaza Drive, Suite 3, 437-3007. Monday, May 19 at 2 p.m., Lehigh Acres United Way House, 201 Plaza Drive, Suite 3, 437-3007. Bonita Springs Monday, May 12 at 2 p.m., The Terraces at Bonita Springs, 26455 S. Tamiami Trail, 437-3007. Sanibel Wednesday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m., Sanibel Congregational United, Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, 4373007. Labelle Wednesday, May 7 at 1 p.m., First Christian Church, 89 Ford Avenue, 4373007. Punta Gorda Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m., The Palms of Punta Gorda, 2295 Shreve Street, 437-3007.


From page 15Reception For Art Quiltersbenefits art organizations in the Southwest Florida region. The Art & Community exhibit will be open until May 29 and is available for public viewing hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour, call Kim Williams at the SWFLCF office at 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com. Joan Klutch, Honey Costa and Cheryl FauselTHE RIVER MAY 16, 201424 From page 22United Way Campaign GoalUnited Way gives each of us an opportunity to Give Back to our community through the annual fund drive, said East. We have a wonderful community, and we believe it is important to support it. We are passionate about the United Way and the good it does. A heartfelt thank you to all of our neighbors who contributed to the campaign. You have made a difference in someones life, added Greenwell. Smith thanked East and Greenwell for their contributions and for chairing the Hampton Park United Way Campaign. Their hard work and commitment to giving back means that the citizens in need in our community will benefit greatly from the United Way network of 70 agencies and 170 programs, said Smith. Money raised by the United Way Campaign goes to local agencies and programs such as Gulf Coast Literacy Council, Salvation Army, LARC, Boys and Girls Club, Harry Chapin Food Bank and Goodwill. For more information or to make a contribution, call United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee at 4332000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Second Chance Given To Dog Shot In LegThe Gulf Coast Humane Society has another Second Chance Fund recipient. Buck Wheat, a five-yearold pointer mix was found in Arcadia with a bullet wound in his leg. Buck Wheat was brought to Animal Ark of Arcadia this past weekend and staff contacted the Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) for assistance. The GCHS agreed to accept him and Buck Wheat was able to go immediately into surgery at Specialized Veterinary Services. His right femur fracture was repaired and the bullet fragment was removed. Due to a generous and anonymous donation to the Second Chance Fund, his surgery has been paid for. Buck Wheat is currently recovering in a foster home. His foster mom said he is sweet, well-mannered, house trained and gets along great with other dogs. The Second Chance Fund directly offsets the medical cost for those pets with needs beyond routine medical care and allows people to donate directly to the care of the Gulf Coast Humane Societys sick and special needs animals. Buck Wheats need for surgery made him the perfect candidate for the Second Chance Fund. While his surgery has been paid for, his continued care and medication will require further use of the Second Chance Fund. For more information about Buck Wheat or the Gulf Coast Humane Societys Second Chance Fund, call 3320364 or email info@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Buck Wheat Buck Wheat Chance Drawing To Win A KIA SoulFucillo KIA of Cape Coral has gifted Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southwest Florida with a 2014 KIA Soul as part of the annual Offshore Rodeo Fishing Tournament, to be held on Saturday, June 7 at Port Sanibel Marina. 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. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 19, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Untangling personal problems might take more time than the impatient Lamb expected. But its important to hang in there until all those knotty situations are straightened out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You still need to work out last-minute snags in your dealings with a rival. Hold your ground despite a perceived lack of support. Things should turn around before you know it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Best not to delay preparing for that upcoming family event. The sooner you get things started, the better chance you have of finding potential problems and making needed changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The romantic Moon Child might be reluctant to see the reality behind that ideal situation. But by midweek, the practical Crab emerges to help clear away the moonbeams. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Although the Big Cat might be receptive to more purrsuasion to get you to agree to a workplace change, make sure you can distinguish the fine line between facts and flattery. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your positive attitude in the workplace helps to get you noticed by the right people. Now go ahead and use some of that new self-confidence to help shore up a personal relationship. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you might still have to work out some problems with a business partner, things go more smoothly on the home front. An investment opportunity might need more study. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Dont be reluctant to act on your suspicion. Even if others see nothing wrong, the astute Scorpio could sense an underlying problem that isnt always obvious on the surface. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A new opportunity presents some obstacles that need to be dealt with as soon as possible. Delaying action in hopes that the problems will go away could be counterproductive. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A friend or family members request might carry some hidden factors that could later create problems. Be sure you know all the facts before you make your decision. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A setback in implementing a plan could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Use the downtime to rework your original concepts and see where changes could be made. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might not be consciously fishing for compliments, but admit it -wont you feel great when your efforts are noticed? So accept the praise gracefully. You earned it. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of beauty in your personal life extends to your efforts to protect and preserve the natural world around you. On May 22, 1843, a massive wagon train, made up of 1,000 settlers, sets off down the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri. Known as the Great Emigration, the expedition finally arrived in October, completing the 2,000-mile journey in five months. On May 25, 1878, Gilbert and Sullivans HMS Pinafore premieres at the Opera-Comique in London, beginning a near-record run of 571 performances. The story of Pinafore concerns a First Lord of the Admiralty who is thwarted in his attempt to woo and marry the beautiful young daughter of a British Navy ships captain. On May 21, 1901, Connecticut becomes the first state to pass a law regulating motor vehicles, limiting their speed to 12 mph in cities and 15 mph on country roads. The proposed legislation had requested a speed limit of 8 mph within city limits. On May 23, 1911, the New York Public Library, the largest marble structure ever constructed in the United States, is dedicated in New York City. The day after its dedication, some 40,000 citizens passed through to make use of a collection that already consisted of more than a million books. On May 19, 1935, T.E. Lawrence, a former British Army officer known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia, dies as a retired Royal Air Force mechanic living under an assumed name. The legendary war hero, author and archaeological scholar succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident six days earlier. On May 20, 1969, Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), in a Senate speech, condemns the battle for Ap Bia Mountain in Vietnam, which had become known as Hamburger Hill. During the intense fighting, 597 North Vietnamese were reported killed and U.S. casualties were 56 killed and 420 wounded. May 24, 1989, Sex, lies and videotape, the debut feature from the 26-year-old writer-director Steven Soderbergh, wins the Palme dOr at the Cannes Film Festival. The $1.2 million film was aggressively marketed by its distributor, Miramax Films, and went on to gross some $26 million. It was noted British lexicographer Samuel Johnson who made the following sage observation: The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. If an American black bear is pregnant when it goes into hibernation, she could give birth without ever awakening. While she is still in her torpor, her body will draw on reserves of fat to produce milk to nurse her young. However, if something that could be dangerous to her young comes within 50 feet of the den, the mother bears heart rate will spike and she will wake to defend the cubs. If youre holding your nose, you cant hum. Try it. If you happen to be fortunate enough to spot numerous bears together in the wild (or unfortunate enough, depending on the circumstances), thanks to this column youll be able to call the group by its correct collective noun: Its a sloth or sleuth of bears. On a chemical level, theres not too much difference between blood and seawater. If youve ever looked closely at a zipper, you may have noticed the letters YKK on the tab. The letters stand for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha, which is Japanese for Yoshida Manufacturing Shareholding Company, which produces most of the zippers found in the U.S. An octopus has three hearts. A recent study by scientist Karl Berg suggests that an adult green-rumped parrotlet, a tiny bird native to Venezuela, will name its babies, assigning each a particular series of peeps to identify it. Not only that, other parrotlets then learn to associate that exact series of peeps with that particular bird, and actually use the sounds to get its attention. I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. -Xenocrates THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. TELEVISION: What television sitcom family lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane? 2. MATH: What is the square root of 169? 3. HISTORY: During the Great Depression of the 1930s, what were the makeshift camps of homeless people called? 4. LITERATURE: What was the name of the dog in the film and book with the subtitle, Life and Love With the Worlds Worst Dog? 5. MOVIES: In what South American country were the bank robbers Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid believed to have been killed? 6. FIRST ACHIEVEMENTS: In what year were women officially allowed to run in the Boston Marathon? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Where is the headquarters of NATO located? 8. LITERATURE: Which famous artist served as a correspondent for Harpers Weekly magazine during the Civil War? 9. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest desert in the world, aside from the polar regions? 10. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who served as the 16th president of the United States? TRIVIA TEST 1. The Munsters 2. 13 3. Hoovervilles (named after President Hoover) 4. Marley 5. Bolivia 6. 1972 7. Brussels, Belgium 8. Winslow Homer 9. The Sahara Desert 10. Abraham Lincoln. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER MAY 16, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last St. Louis Cardinals pitcher 22 or younger before Shelby Miller in 2013 to win 10-plus games in his first 20 starts of a season. 2. In 2013, Chris Davis became the fifth Baltimore Oriole to hit 40 or more home runs in a season. Name two of the first four to do it. 3. When was the last time before 2013 that the University of Wisconsin football team opened the season with back-to-back shutouts of opponents? 4. In 2013, Miamis LeBron James became the third NBA player to be named The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. Who were the first two? 5. Between 2000 and 2009, five goaltenders tallied a goal during an NHL game. Name three of them. 6. In 2014, Russias Albert Demchenko became the oldest medalist in an individual event in the Winter Games (42 years, 74 days). What event was it? 7. When was the last time before 2012 that the University of Texas won the NCAA Division I mens golf championship? ANSWERS 1. Steve Carlton, in 1967. 2. Brady Anderson, Jim Gentile, Rafael Palmeiro and Frank Robinson. 3. It was 1958. 4. Larry Bird (1986) and Michael Jordan (1991-93). 5. Martin Brodeur (2000), Jose Theodore (2001), Evgeni Nabokov (2002), Mika Noronen (2004) and Chris Mason (2006). 6. He won the silver medal in the luge. 7. It was 1972.


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Pets Of The Week SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a There is no guessing and no math involved, answer on page 27 THE RIVER MAY 16, 201430 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 .......................................1-800-936-5321 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 ARTS BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL 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 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 ...........................................939-7278 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 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Historical Society ........................................939-4044 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Hello, my name is Miny. Im a brown 3-year-old spayed female hound mix. They say Im one of the calmest and gentlest dogs at the shelter. You can tell by my beautiful, soulful eyes. I show how patient I am when I wait nicely for my turn to go outside and play. I was used for breeding in the past, but now that Im spayed Im looking forward to finding a home where I will be loved for the sweet dog I am. My adoption fee (regularly $75) is $40 during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County May adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Noel. Im an orange 9-month-old neutered male domestic short hair. Im a handsome and bright kitty. My color matches my sunny personality, which is really my best feature. Im loving and playful and get along with other pets. My adoption fee (regularly $50) is equal to the day of the month ($1 on May 1 to $30 on May 30) during Animal Services 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 in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Noel ID# 586614 Miny ID# 587218


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