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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 24 JUNE 20, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Local Scouts Collect Donations For GoodwillBoy and Girl Scouts across Lee county collected 28,465 pounds of donations that will go to helping their communities. In the process, the troops also earned the Scouting for Good patch from Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Throughout the month of May, 15 Girl Scout troops and seven Boy Scout troops, packs and dens collected donations for Goodwill. The donations will be sold in the organizations 30 retail and donation centers, with the revenue generated continued on page 20 A Boy Scout unloading donations A Girl Scout poses with donations Worlds Largest Swimming LessonThe Fort Myers Aquatic Center and Team WLSL will attempt to break a new world record on Friday, June 20. Serving as an official host location, the Fort Myers Aquatic Center along with tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fifth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record. The global record attempt for The Worlds Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) will take place at 11 a.m. Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 32,450 participants representing 13 different countries across five continents. The 2013 WLSL event generated more than 50 million media impressions, spreading the message to hundreds of thousands of families. Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1 to 5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training. Parents are invited to learn more about this event by visiting www.Facebook.com/ FMRecreation. Artchitectural Exhibit Winners AnnouncedThe June exhibit, Elements of Artchitecture, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offered interpretations from about 40 artists who submitted works that stimulate the viewer to consider what architectural spaces evoke in them. The Overall Best of Show winner was Daniel Linehan for his piece titled Undulated City. Bernes Choice winner was Beth Carter Bell for her sculpture titled Archetype No 1 Solar Rendition. The Peoples Choice award will be announced at 8 p.m. during Music Walk on Friday, June 20. Votes will be accepted until 12 p.m. Friday. The exhibition runs through June 27. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Art Walk (first Friday of the month), hours are 6 to 10 p.m. and for Music Walk (third Friday of the month, hours are 7 to 10 p.m. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. For more information, call 333-1933 or go to www.sbdac.com. Country Music Star Headlines Free Summer Solstice ConcertOn Saturday, June 21, spring into summer at the sizzling Summer Solstice party at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach. Gator Country 101.9 and 96.9 are providing live music from multiple bands from 5 p.m. to midnight. There will be a summertime barbecue, giveaways and happy hour all day. Its a great event for the entire family. On Tuesday, June 24, Nellies presents a free Summer Solstice concert headlined by country music star Kellie Pickler. The music lineup includes Patrick Murphy from 1 to 3 p.m.; Chris Kemp from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.; Cadillac Blue from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; and American Idol contestant and country music star Kellie Pickler. Nervous Nellies is neurotic about good food and drink. The casual restaurant with the funloving staff boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. It serves lunch, dinner and snacks in between daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nervous Nellies is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. Parking for your car or boat is free for patrons. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Fort Myers Beach Historic Seaport are 26.41 N 81.18 W. For more information, call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. Country music star Kellie Pickler will perform at Nervous Nellies on Tuesday, June 24 Bernes Choice winner Archetype No 1 Solar Rendition by Beth Carter Bell


THE RIVER JUNE 20, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Partying At The Everglades Hotelby Gerri Reaves, PhDThis early 19-teens photo captures a playful moment on Lee Street, as party-goers pose in front of the Everglades Hotel. Wearing everything from false beards, funny hats, wigs, and all manner of costumes, they make it clear that a costume party is underway. The prevalence of heart and diamond designs, as well as the harlequin or jester costumes, suggests a house of cards theme. Several costumes featuring the American flag, however, suggest Revolutionary War-era patriotism. Well probably never know what the occasion or party theme was, but the festive mood evident in the photo would have recommended the Everglades Hotel to out-of-towners. The wood-frame hotel was typical of many hotels during the first decades of Fort Myers history. The town had larger hotels that were originally constructed as such. The Royal Palm Hotel and the Bradford Hotel, opened in 1898 and 1905, respectively, were two of the earliest and most successful. However, the majority of the towns hotels were simply large family homes converted into boarding houses. The owners or managers lived on the premises and meals were usually provided. In fact, the quality of the food was usually the main selling point in the hotels advertisements. The Everglades Hotel was located on the west side of Lee Street between First and Second in a residential neighborhood. The hotel had originally been a private home, but by the early teens, had become a hotel. In 1915, the hotel was owned by DW Sumner, superintendent of schools when the Gwynne Institute, the areas first modern school, opened in 1911. By 1917, the Everglades had changed its name to Hotel Seminole. However, the structure soon reverted to being a private residence. By the early 1920s, the towns accelerating growth created a demand for rentals. The first modern apartment buildings went up in various parts of town. One was even built next door to the Everglades. The era of the traditional boarding house hotel with homecooked meals was ending and the era of the Murphy bed was beginning. Today, the former site of the Everglades Hotel is part of a parking lot, and no one could call that block of Lee residential. Walk down Lee Street and imagine dropping in on a costume party in a neighborhood filled with big front porches and shade trees. Then walk another block or two to the Southwest Floridacontinued on page 7 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau The hotel site is now part of a parking lot. In the distance is the City of Fort Myers parking garage. The metal-roofed building on the left is the historic Pavese House, now law offices, on Main Street. photo by Gerri Reaves In the early 19-teens, the Everglades Hotel on Lee Street hosted a costume party courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Three Years Ago, Chainsaw Artist Started Bald Eagle On Mainby Tom HallOn June 9 in 2011, Marlin Miller donned a lightweight shirt, heavy chaps and gloves, ear protection and a breathing apparatus, then climbed into a hydraulic lift that carried him 10, 20, 30 feet into the air adjacent to the 225-year-old oak tree located on Main Street outside the old Lee County Courthouse. From his perch, Miller used his chainsaw to shave huge chunks of bark and wood from the trunk of the termite infested tree, the sawdust acting as an insulator against the heat and ravages of the torrid summer sun. When I see a tree, Mother Nature has already put the sculpture there, so Im just opening it up, Miller explains of the creative process that guides him as he cuts, shaves and sculpts away. In spite of the ear-splitting noise, Miller is filled with a seemingly incongruous serenity. I feel like Im painting on a canvas out on a quiet beach somewhere. Miller left the anchors and braces that had been drilled into the trunk beginning in 2000 in a valiant but ultimately unsuccessful effort to stabilize the tree and keep heavy branches from dropping to the ground in high winds and heavy rainfall. Miller added even more support. It is heavily reinforced to withstand a hundred years of anything Mother Nature throws its way, Miller said with satisfaction after completing the eagle five days later on June 14, 2011. Miller is a fourth generation artist who grew up on a family farm in Manson, Iowa. He graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a minor in art and served two overseas tours in the USAF. The 50-something father of five who resides in Fort Walton Beach, Florida made a name for himself in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Following the storm, Miller carved a trail of Katrina Sculptures free of charge along a 40-mile stretch of Mississippi coastline from the trunks of the immense storm-ravaged oak trees. His 40 perched pelicans, soaring eagles, playful dolphins and, yes, occasional marlin, some towering three stories high, have become the number one tourist attraction in the area. Fifteen are located in Biloxi (which lost 51 residents to Katrina), and now serve both as tourist attractions and poignant reminders that our native animals and marine life are irreplaceable local treasures. Miller exhibits his conventionally-sized wood sculptures at Negrottos Gallery in Biloxi, Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art, Caboose Art Gallery in Long Beach, Maritime Museum in the Edgewater Mall, Maggie Mays in Bay St. Louis, and the Gallery in Ocean Springs. For more information, visit www.marlinmillergallery. com. The Miller American bald eagle on Main is one of three outdoor public artworks owned by Lee County in downtown Fort Myers. The other two are Parallel Park by New York abstract artists Marylyn Dintenfass, the 30,000-square-foot modern art installation that adorns all four sides of the five-story Lee County Justice Center Parking Garage on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, and Sun Gate by the late granite sculptor Robert Sindorf, which faces the Lee County Community Development Building on Main and Monroe. Although the Parallel Park and the Miller bald eagle were added to Lee Countys public art collection in 2010 and 2011 respectively, the county abandoned its percent-for-art ordinance following the public outcry and derogatory comments it received following Sun Gates installation in 2009. 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. Chainsaw artist Marlin Miller carved a bald eagle out of a 225-year-old oak tree Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! Lunch, & Snacks in Between263.41 N 815.18 W FREE you pick discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal June 24 music starKellie Picklerfrom the top deck of the


THE RIVER JUNE 20, 20144 Girl Scouts Made Electric Car To Educate Their CommunityGirl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Alice and Christina of North Fort Myers learned about air pollution while working on Girl Scout curriculum. They wanted to create something that would educate their community so they converted a gas powered car to an electric car and created a presentation for elementary children. This project is a way to teach people about making the air quality better while using sustainable resources. Alice said, Pollution is a worldwide problem. We need air to breathe and we need to breathe to live. It is important for us to find a way to clean up our air. These girls are a part of troop 735 and did this project to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award. The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award for Girl Scout Cadettes (girls who are in sixth through eighth grade). Girls can work as an individual or as a small team. This is a take action project on an issue the girls are passionate about that takes no less than 50 hours per girl. This award gives girls the chance to show that they are leaders who are dedicated to improving their community. Girl Scouts Alice and Christina Working on the electric car Its electric 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Saturday 10a m e craftyladies.com 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! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS! 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 Waste Holiday ScheduleThe City of Fort Myers will observe the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 4. City Hall and all city offices will be closed, including the solid waste and utilities office on that day. There will be no garbage, recycling, horticultural brush, yard waste, junk and appliance collection on Friday, July 4. All collection service will be delayed one day, and will be picked up on Saturday, July 5. The regular collection schedule will resume on Monday, July 7. For any questions concerning city services, call the Solid Waste and Utilities Division at 321-8100. Republican Women To MeetThe Lee Republican Women Federated May lunch meeting will be held on Monday, July 14 at The Edison Restaurant. Social is at 11:15 a.m. Luncheon and program will follow. Guest speakers are candidates running for the Lee County School Board. Marilyn Stout, Don Armstrong, Arvella Clare, Richard Dunmire, Steven Teuber, Pam La Riviere and Carla Ronco have all been invited to speak. The cost to attend is $18. RSVP to 432-9389 or email rmh738@aol.com or go to www.leerepublicanwomen.com. The Edison Restaurant is at 3583 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


5 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 Courtneys has something for everyone. Come & see why Courtneys aims to please!239.466.4646 CONTINENTAL CUISINEAT THEIR NEW HOME. 20351 SUMMERLIN ROAD, FORT MYERS. ACROSS FROM TANGER FACTORY OUTLETS. IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA. Dinner for 2 for $30.00 Includes glass of house wine or well drink or domestic beer eachChoose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENUChoice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil Available from 4pm-6pm(Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays)Expires 10/31/2014 Make your reservations today! Free Bottle of WineWith the purchase of two dinner entrees from our regular dinner menu. Minimum entree purchase $15.Free wine is house selection red or white, tax and gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays. Expires August 30, 2014. Must present coupon at time of purchase. JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY FOR BRUNCHFROM 10AM 2PMA DELICIOUS VARIETY OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ITEMS ON THE MENU Thank You for Voting Us Best Continental Thank You for Voting Us Best Continental Cuisine Cuisine Freedom Fest And Fort Myers Art WalkJoin the River District Alliance in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, July 4 from 5 to 11 p.m. for Freedom Fest and Fort Myers Art Walk. Fort Myers Art Walks eight downtown galleries and numerous retail shops will all be open, exhibiting new artworks. The Freedom Fest/Art Walk starts at 5 p.m. Come down and enjoy: A veterans salute to our country and troops Art Walk individual art tent vendors Live art demonstrations on the streets Art galleries including Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery, Tincture Gallery, Davis Art Center, Grand Illusion Gallery, Timeless Gallery Unit A, The Artists Corner (individual artist tables) and Bootleggers Alley Gallery will all have new group art exhibits, open from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Five live music stages will feature: Stage 1 Big Mama and the Wild Bunch B105 from 5 to 7 p.m. (by Starbucks) Stage 2 Ben Miller Band from 5 to 7 p.m. (by Cowboy Up) Stage 3 Official Outcome from 5 to 7 p.m. in front of Davis Art Center Stage 4 Memphis 56 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Supros from 8 to 9 p.m. and 9:30 to 11 p.m. in the Patio de Leon Stage 5 Rolling Stones Tribute Band from 8 to 9 p.m. and 9:30 to 11 p.m. at the corner of Bay and Hendry Food vendors selling snow cones, ice cream, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more will be on hand, while local restaurants will all be open for your dining pleasure. Other activities will include: Craft beer sampling Kids Zones with face painting, bounce houses and a childrens art contest Fireworks at dusk (around 9:30 p.m.) Streets will be closed for this event, so attendees are encouraged to park at a free lot and ride the trolley into the River District. Parking garages will be open and available for a $10 fee. Park at the free county or city lots and ride the trolley into the River District from 5 to 11 p.m. The trolley will pick up at West First Street, MLK Blvd. and Heitman Street, the lot by the Fort Myers Police Department, along Second Street by Palm Beach Blvd., and Thompson Street and Royal Palm Avenue. Freedom Fest/Fort Myers Art Walk is a free, family-friendly event. Cell Phone Lot Relocated At AirportBeginning this week, the cell phone lot at Southwest Florida International Airport will move to its new location at Airport Plaza, in the center median of the airport entrance road. The new lot is located prior to the existing lot and travelers will need to be aware they will now exit Terminal Access Road to the left instead of the right. Signage has been changed to assist drivers. The cell phone lot is always open and offers people who are picking up friends and family at Southwest Florida International Airport a convenient place to wait for a short amount of time. The new lot will have 75 spaces twice the capacity of the existing one and is adjacent to Airport Plaza, which has a gas station and 7-Eleven convenience store. For more information, visit www. flylcpa.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flyRSW. 481 4 7 33 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myer s w ww.scubavicedivers.com S wim wi t h the Fishe s Map of the Downtown Fort Myers area


THE RIVER JUNE 20, 20146 Pilot Club Installs OfficersThe Pilot Club of Fort Myers installed its 2014-2015 officers and board members. They are: Linda Hessler, president; Nola LaRose, president-elect; Cindy Lopez, treasurer; and Jody Van Cooney, secretary. Board members are Fran DAlessandro, Patsy Tortora and Betty Busbee. The focus of the Pilot Club of Fort Myers is helping organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals with brain-related disorders through volunteer activities, education and financial support. For information about the Pilot Club, contact Linda Hessler at 332-0971 or email linda1538@embarqmail.com Front from from left, Linda Hessler, president; Nola LaRose, president-elect; Cindy Lopez, treasurer; and Jody Van Cooney, secretary. Back from left, board members Fran DAlessandro, Patsy Tortora and Betty Busbee. Lee Republican Women Spend The Day At Feria De FamiliaLee Republican Women Federated teamed up with RNC Hispanic Initiatives at the Feria de Familia event on Sunday, June 8 at Harborside Event Center. This years Feria de Familia (Family Fair,) coordinated by Telemundo, drew a crowd of over 6,000. Volunteers from both groups were there to promote the importance of Governor Rick Scotts re-election to the Hispanic community. This was an excellent opportunity to share how Hispanic family values are Republican values. said Carmen Salom of the community engagement committee for the club. The Hispanic community values the importance of work, family, education and the opportunity to succeed. We shared material on how Governor Rick Scott has brought in jobs so families can work, made college more affordable and accessible, and has lowered taxes, which means more money in our pockets. Republican candidate for Congress Curt Clawson also stopped in and said a few words in Spanish to the community. The Lee Republican Women Federated is committed to bring the club to the community, educate the voters, and Paint the State Red. The women meet at The Edison Restaurant, alternating lunch and dinner meetings monthly. To become involved in Governor Rick Scotts campaign for re-election, contact Doris Cortese at 205-0646. For more information about the club, visit www. leerepublicanwomen.com. Members of the Lee Republican Women Federated and RNC Hispanic Initiatives The Calendar Girls Entertain The Troops At Kings CrownThe Calendar Girls hearts beat red, white and blue! On May 24, during Memorial Day Weekend, the ladies entertained the troops at Kings Crown at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers. For more information about The Calendar Girls, proud sponsors of guide dogs for veterans since 2006, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls at Shell Points Kings Crown photo by Bill Floyd The Calendar Girls Pay A Visit To Southeasetern Guide Dogs, Inc.The Calendar Girls traveled to Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. in Palmetto, Florida on June 14 to present a check to sponsor their 13th puppy, Cadence. Since 2006, The Calendar Girls have been sponsoring world-class guide dog puppies for veterans through the Paws For Patriots program. For more information, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com or www.guidedogs.org. The Calendar Girls during their visit to Palmetto last weekend


7 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 From page 2Everglades HotelMuseum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn more about Fort Myers hotel history. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dont forget to check out the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. The all-volunteer non-profit organizations hours are Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon or Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. Call them at 939-4044. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. Big Carlos Dredge Project MeetingOn Wednesday, June 25, beginning at 3 p.m., commissioner Larry Kiker will attend a stakeholders meeting to discuss Big Carlos Dredge Project Proposals (presented by Pamela Keys, director of Lee County Utilities). The meeting will be held at Fish Tale Marina, 7225 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach and is open to the public. Greeters Club LuncheonHave you ever entered a room where everything seems beautifully balanced and unique? Dominick M. Minella of Norris Home Furnishings will show you how you can fill your home with personality and style in his presentation Exploring the Art of Accessorizing at the July 17 Greeters Club luncheon. Valuables and collections echo ones life and interests. Learn how to artfully display your treasures in a unique and personal way. Minella currently serves on the executive board of the National Interior Design Society and served as its national chairman in 2011. The cost for the luncheon is $20. Make a reservation by email to greetersclub@gmail.com. Provide your contact information (name, email address and phone number). You will receive confirmation of your reservation. Luncheons are held on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Visit www.greetersofgreaterfortmyers.com. Alliance Member Gallery Book Club MeetingThe Alliance for the Arts monthly Member Gallery Book Club will continue on Tuesday, July 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. with a discussion of The $12 Million Stuffed Shark by Don Thompson. The Member Book Club is a monthly exploration of literature relating to artists, art history and art appreciation. Its one of the many benefits of membership at the Alliance for the Arts. The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing new heights reached in 2007? Thompson explores the money, lust and self-aggrandizement of the art world in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work valuable while others are ignored. This book is the first to look at the economics and the marketing strategies that enable the modern art market to generate such astronomical prices. Drawing on interviews with both past and present executives of auction houses and art dealerships, artists and the buyers who move the market, Thompson launches the reader on a journey of discovery through the peculiar world of modern art. Surprising, passionate, gossipy and revelatory, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark reveals a great deal that even experienced auction purchasers do not know. Alliance individual memberships are $50 per year, families can join for $75 per year and college students can become a member for just $15. Membership benefits include 20 percent discounts on all classes and camps, free class Try It sessions and open studio sessions, discounts on concert and theatre tickets and special exhibition opportunities. Visit www.artinlee.org or call 939-2787 to learn more or become a member today. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The 48 Hour Film Projectby Di SaggauTeam members and sponsors for a film project are needed for a unique film-making experience. Christopher Bright is technical director for BIG ARTS on Sanibel Island. He is also founder and creative director for Bright Idea Media Group. Its a local production company that sponsors a team for The 48 Hour Film Project, an international filmmaking competition that takes place in over 20 countries. Right now, he is looking for actors and crew members to round out his team that will compete in the Tampa project the weekend of August 15 to 17. Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 15, each team selects a film genre from a hat. All teams are assigned a character, line of dialogue and prop that must be included in the final film. Teams have 48 hours to write, produce, edit and deliver a finished 4 to 7 minute film, based on the genre they selected. Films are due no later than 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 17. After going to Tampa for the event kick-off, Bright and his core production team will return to our area to work with the rest of the team. The filming will be done here. This is a great opportunity to learn about filmmaking and to meet others with similar interests. The finished film is also a great advertising outlet for businesses, as the film will be shown in various locations around the Southwest Florida area as well as Tampa. Anyone interested in being a team member or helping with fundraising should contact Bright at info@brightideainc.net or call 565-3356. In addition to the excitement and challenge associated with creating a film in only two days, there are opportunities and awards available. All of the films in each city compete head-to-head for the Best of award. Each city winner from around the world is then also submitted into the International Challenge, and the grand prize winner goes on to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival as well as receiving a number of other prizes. Each city has its own awards. The finished film is also entered into numerous other film festivals, including the Naples and Fort Myers festivals. Christopher Bright and Andrew Wilbanks at work on a film Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JUNE 20, 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 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, drums and much more. 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 extremely popular first Friday Art Walk, which brings out over 2,000 people during off-peak months. For more information, call 645-6457. On Saturday, June 21, spring into summer at the sizzling Summer Solstice party at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach. Gator Country 101.9 and 96.9 are providing live music from multiple bands from 5 p.m. to midnight. There will be a summertime BBQ, giveaways and happy hour all day. On Tuesday, June 24, Nellies presents a free Summer Solstice concert headlined by country music star Kellie Pickler. The lineup includes Patrick Murphy from 1 to 3 p.m.; Chris Kemp from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.; Cadillac Blue from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; and American Idol contestant and country music star Kellie Pickler. Nervous Nellies is neurotic about good food and drink. The casual restaurant with the fun-loving staff boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. It serves lunch, dinner and snack in between daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nervous Nellies is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. Parking for your car or boat is free for patrons. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Fort Myers Beach Historic Seaport are 26.41 N 81.18 W. For more information, call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. On Tuesday, June 24, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) presents Sea Turtles: Basic Identification, Ecological Significance, Nesting Season. It is presented by Beverly Ball 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. The Ostego Bay Marine Science Center is still accepting applications for its Marine Summer Camps. The programs are an exciting and educational experience for children ages 6 and older. All instructional materials are provided. Campers will explore some of the local barrier islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Scheduled field and beach trips introduce campers to sea grass communities, plankton populations, mangrove tangles and bird nesting areas. The staff of state certified teachers offers a wide diversity of expertise providing highly personalized instructions. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include a graduation luncheon for each group on Friday: June 23 to 27: Tiger Sharks (12 years and older) June 30 to July 3: Loggerheads and Sea Stars (four-day camp) July 7 to 11: Sea Stars July 14 to 18: Tiger Sharks July 21 to 25: Loggerheads July 28 to August 1: Sea Stars August 4 to 8: Loggerheads and Sea Stars 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; a memorable experience. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children seven years of age 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 www.ostegobay.org. Country music star Kellie Pickler headlines a free Summer Solstice concert at Nervous Nellies on Tuesday, June 24 On Tuesday, CROW on Sanibel presents a program about its sea turtle patients. Pictured is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found by a local man under his dock. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP


9 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son, Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served from 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road Units #111 and 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well-known gathering place with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich, and theres a well-provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for 10 years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with french doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606.continued on page 17 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 Delectable seafood pasta from Doc Fords on Fort Myers Beach COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE ISLAND COW 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 Road Fort Myers 239-433-0018, www.templebethel.com rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Rabbi Jeremy Barras, Cantor Victor Geigner, Religious School Director Dale Cohen, Learning Tree Director Jesyca Virnig, Office Manager Inna Vasser Union For Reform Judaism Shabbat Service: Friday 7:30 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday 9:30 a.m. Religious School: Wednesday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. Learning Tree: Monday through Fridaycontinued on page 11THE RIVER JUNE 20, 201410


11 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 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. Aleman GraduatesElena Aleman of North Fort Myers graduated from Saint Josephs College of Maine with a master of science in nursing/family nurse practitioner. Aleman is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. FREDERICK E. LEWIS SR.A great and gallant man, Frederick E. Lewis Sr., 91, lost his 20-year long battle of having suffered multiple strokes on Wednesday, May 28 at Hope Hospice, Shell Point. Born in Cockeysville, Maryland, Fred was the son of the late Guy and Minnie Lewis and was predeceased by his siblings David, Neil, Faye and Harry. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1939 at the age of 17, was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba until WWII erupted. He spent the next five years in the Southwest Pacific, losing two ships in battle during his career. He was a chief gunners mate and ships photographer. He returned to Baltimore, Maryland in March, 1946, where he married his beloved Rose Cavanaugh on St. Patricks Day. They were married for 66 years until her passing in 2012. Fred and Rose were the proud parents of 10, grandparents to 18, and great grandparents to 13. Fred worked for the Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. for 25 years, then owned and operated L&W Marine Construction Co. on the Magothy River. Everyone on the river knew Fred on his 42 Hoopers Island Drake Tail bay built boat. What a sight to see! He was always available to lend a hand to family, friends and neighbors whenever there was a time of need. The Lewises moved to Lee County in June 1982, enjoying semi-retirement, traveling and sunshine. Fred continued working, making many friends along the way. He was predeceased by his loving wife Rose and their first son Frederick. He is survived by his children Linda (Jim), Fred Jr. (Debbie), Patricia, Jan, Paige, David (Terry), Mary Jo (Matt), Steven (Liz) and Thomas (Kirke); grandchildren Jessica, Brett (Sarah), Jennifer, Jay (Tuesday), Megan (John), Corrie Ann (Todd), Cara (Brandon), Matthew, Heather (James), Ryan (Cori), Paul (Christina), Neil, Evan (Ashleigh), Christopher (Katie), Scott (Samantha), Colin, Fiona and Ailsa; great grandchildren Sandra, Taylor, Nathan, Emily, Grace, Noah, Gracie, Ainsley, Kellen, Kai, Gillian, Cooper, Reece and, soon to arrive, baby Olivia and baby Miles. Private funeral services will be held on June 22. This incredible man will be missed by all who knew him. The family thanks the countless medical personnel who have assisted them in this arduous battle. A special thanks to Valerie Leonard, his caregiver for five years, who is forever in their hearts. We love you and will miss you always Pop. OBITUARY Foundation Recognizes PTSD Awareness DayMiles of Smiles Foundation President Keith Doxie and his wife Gail of North Fort Myers applaud the United States Senate initiative to raise awareness to the issues of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) whereby June 27 is designated as National PTSD Awareness Day. In addition, June has been designated as PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD). According to the NCPTSD, PTSD is an anxiety disorder resulting from exposure to a single traumatic event or multiple traumatic events, such as sexual or physical assault, natural or man-made disaster, and war-related combat stress. Symptoms of PTSD include persistent intrusive thoughts and distressing dreams about the traumatic event, triggered emotional responses to reminders of the trauma, efforts to avoid thinking or talking about the trauma, and persistent hyper vigilance for cues that indicate additional danger or trauma re-occurring. Miles of Smiles Foundation operates Miles Ranch, a not-for-profit 20-acre horse ranch located in North Fort Myers, dedicated to equine-assisted psychotherapy for military veterans. Founded in 2007, the foundation is named in honor of Miles Doxie, son of Gail and Keith, who passed away May 25, 2006, at the age of 17 (two weeks before he was to leave for a career in the U.S. Air Force). They have since dedicated a good portion of their lives assisting veterans who suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) via equine assisted psychotherapy and equine assisted learning programs. One such benefactor is retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Miniaci, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Purple Heart recipient and single-dad of a six-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 2007, ending his military career. Sergeant Miniaci was paired with a horse named Marshall that once belonged to Miles Doxie. Today, Miniaci is a team member at Miles Ranch, interacting with other veterans and horses. The Miles Ranch relies on donations received through various fundraising events throughout the year, but to provide a tangible return for a donation, the Doxies have created a fence post program. By donating $75, a donors name is affixed on a brass plaque to a fence post at The Miles Ranch. A $75 donation covers the cost of an eight-foot section of horse fence. By visiting online at www.milesranch.org, you can donate to the fence post program and participate in other ways to help out at the Miles Ranch. Founded in 2007, the Miles of Smiles Foundation is a HIPPA-compliant, registered 501(c)3 corporation. From left, Purple Heart recipient and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Robert Miniaci with Marshall and Keith Doxie at the Miles Ranch in North Fort Myers Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JUNE 20, 201412 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 Catch And Release Snook Bite Going Offby Capt. Matt MitchellA full moon and the big tide extremes all week had the fish really chewing well. Usually fishing around the full moon most of the year, things never seem quite right and although you can and will catch some fish, its just never as good as it is on other preferred moon phases. The full moon in June, though, is a whole other thing; it means lots of female spawning snook on the beaches and around the passes. This held true all week long with some really big snook caught and released on every trip and lots of bigger ones that got away before they could pose for a photo and be carefully released. Often when the snook bite was going off, anglers on my boat this week were doing good to pull one out of three big fish out from around the structure. Sometimes, no matter what the angler did, these hard charging fish in a strong moving tide could be just about impossible to get clear from the ambush spots where they sit and feed. Feel lucky if you even get to see some of these hogs on the surface before they part ways. Broken leaders, lines, straightened hooks and even the second exploded fishing rod in less than a month were all just part of the daily snook action I experienced this week Fishing with heavy spinning tackle loaded up with 30-pound braid and a 60-pound leader was often just not enough to get the job done. Grabbing the spool to turn a hard running fish before it made it back to the structure increased your odds a little but was far from a sure thing for landing one of these fish. The hard thump that feels pretty much like a sonic boom through your arms as your bait gets sucked down and then the roughly tenth of a second before the drag of your reel is screaming is the signature move of a full grown snook. There are just lots of big snook around right now and on the right tide and set up, this catch and release fishery is just about as good as I can ever remember it being. Both catch and release snook fishing and redfish action this week were the best its been for some time. Snook action around the passes was most productive on the lower water periods both at the end of the outgoing tide and then again on the first part of the incoming tides. Once the tide got up higher, it seemed the bite in the passes slowed and it was time to switch gears and go mangrove fishing for redfish. Some of my favorite mangrove shorelines where just loaded up with lots of upper and over the slot sized reds. Im catching both of these species on a wide variety of baits but for me the pinfish has been the catch-all bait. Rig these pinfish with a weight in the fast moving pass water to keep them down close to the bottom or hook them in the tail and free line them up under the mangroves for redfish. Things are really starting to quiet down as far as the number of boats and fishermen out on the water. One real plus of this is that the fish are seeing much less pressure than they have in months and are not so spooky and hesitant to eat a well presented bait offering. Get out early all summer long before its too hot and the almost daily afternoon thunderstorms roll though. Although June 1 marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, it also is the start of the best big fish fishing and the most fishing options anglers are offered all year long. 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. Jake from New Jersey with a slot sized snook caught and released while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Fishing gear can kill birds, reptiles and mammals BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


13 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 Fishermans Paradise: Hooked For Life By Lummissubmitted by Cynthia A. WilliamsIt is 1952. Berry has chartered a fishing trip out of Matanzas Pass with Stan Lummis on the 26-foot Joyvan. It is early morning. They are enroute to the Mud Hole some 16 miles out into the Gulf. Chapter 1 Part 2 My line was out about 30 yards. I kept pulling the rod tip toward me, then letting it out again to be sure the feather gave the proper action in the water. Pretty soon, I noticed a bumpbump on the lure. I let out a yell for Lummis to slow the boat and swing to starboard. I eased the star drag and, sure enough, something made a run with my line directly toward me and then, swoosh, dived to the bottom! I loosened the star drag again, offering no resistance other than to keep the line taut. Then, after a 30-yard run, I slowly began to tighten the drag and reel in, stroking the handle gently to secure the hook. Then the play started. Not a lot of fight, but a lot of lashing, diving and hard swimming. Not being certain of the size of the fish, I gave way each time for fear it would break the 36-pound-test line I was using. Then I started slowly reeling in, raising the rod tip, then giving way and reeling hard. Lummis set the course and came running with a gaff hook. When I hove the fish to within reach of the boat, Lummis leaned over, took hold of the leader, and snatched the fish aboard a fine black grouper weighing 8 pounds. After giving me a moment to savor my triumph, Lummis said that we ought to hurry on out the Mud Hole to catch the best fishing time there. He revved up the motor and away we went. When we got there, Lummis told me that big Loggerhead turtles, grouper and jewfish (Goliath Grouper) made the big rocks in the Mud Hole their headquarters. I put out a bright red and white metal squid with a piece of pork rind swirling off the end. Lummis was using a #5 silver spoon. We pulled the lines for a long time, then whang! whang! whang! Something was after my bait. To be continued next week Fishermans Paradise is a true account of the fishing adventures of Berry C. Williams (1915 to 1976) in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It is presented by Williams daughter, Cynthia Williams. Berry Williams with grouper caught while fishing with Stan Lummis Call 239-472-5300 Reservations & Departure Timeswww.captivacruises.com CAPTIVA CRUISES Daily trips to this pristine island for swimming, shelling and adventure. Cruise Pine Island Sound and enjoy an amazing aernoon dolphin show.Cayo Costa State ParkDaily Dolphin CruisesVisit us at historic McCarthys Marina on Captiva. Summer Family Fun Live music, full cash bar and rst class service aboard the Lady Chadwick.Sunset Serenade CruisesCome aboard our 45 funtastic Adventure sailing catamaran.Aernoon & Sunset SailsDaily cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa and Boca Grande Reserve now for our 4th and 5th of July Fireworks Cruises Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JUNE 20, 201414 Plant SmartGardeniaby Gerri ReavesGardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) has long been prized in the American South for its fragrant flowers and attractive evergreen foliage. A native of China, it is related to the coffee plant and the popular shrub ixora. The flowers bloom in spring and early summer. Even people who love the gardenias fragrance can find it overpowering, so take care where you plant it. Even one or two flowers in a vase can perfume a room. The showy pure-white flowers can be up to five inches across. They have a waxy appearance and turn creamy yellow as they age. The oval leaves are pointed, shiny, and about six inches long. The fruit is an orange ribbed capsule. Gardenia is a slow-grower with a rounded shape and height of six feet or more. Use it as a hedge, screen or container plant. This gorgeous flower grows well in South Florida, but is not necessarily lowmaintenance, for it usually requires irrigation, fertilizer and pest control. It is prone to various pests, including aphids, scales, mealy bugs, white flies, sooty mold, spider mites and nematodes, so plant it in a spot with good air-circulation to help minimize problems. Low salt tolerance makes it unsuitable for coastal areas. Give it full sun at least part of the day, plenty of moisture, and well-drained soil. This popular shrub is available in many cultivars, including a groundcover. A low-maintenance, wildlife-friendly alternative for fragrant large white flowers is the native sweetbay magnolia ( Magnolia virginiana). It provides food for birds and is the host plant for the eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. Sources: Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; hort.ifas.ufl.edu, and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Gardenia blooms in spring to early summer photos by Gerri Reaves Gardenias pure-white flowers and sweet fragrance have made it a popular shrub in the American South since Colonial times Free Nature Walk For Bird Lovers At Lakes ParkMorning Meander at Lakes Park, a free nature walk with a bird patrol guide, will be offered on Saturday, July 5 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Bird walk participants should meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus and turn right. Drive to the end of the road, continuing through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the Train Station. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Participants should arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. Free with paid parking, this tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Parking is $1 per hour or $5 for all day. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576 or visit www.birdpatrol. org. Eastern Phoebe photo by Meg Rousher Entertainment At Lee County LibrariesAre you looking for fun and free entertainment this summer? The Lee County Library System offers a wide range of entertainment and educational media at no cost with a library card. Youll find new movie releases for adults and children, comedies, foreign films, musicals, documentaries and TV series from publishers such as National Geographic, Universal Studios, Walt Disney, and 20th Century Fox. For streaming movies and music, check out Hoopla, a service that provides thousands of movies, television shows and music for viewing and listening with a computer, phone or tablet. With Hoopla, there are never any waiting lists. Start streaming immediately, or download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing later. There is a limit of 12 Hoopla items (combined music and movies) per month. The lending period for Hoopla streaming movies or TV is three days; the Hoopla music title lending period is seven days. The items will automatically return at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees. Go to www.leelibrary.net/esources and click on Hoopla to view and select movies and music. The library system also has movies on DVD and Blu-ray and audiobooks for downloading and on CD. Available titles include new releases and a wide variety of genres. DVDs, Blu-rays and audiobooks on CD may be reserved online through the catalog and sent to the nearest library for pickup. All items may be renewed unless the item is reserved for another library patron. To download an audiobook, go to www.leelibrary. net/esources and click on OverDrive. Sheldon Kaye, library director said, Listening to audiobooks engages my mind! I am an avid audiobook consumer; I spend a great deal of my time listening to audiobooks while I drive, exercise and take care of things at home. The Lee County Library System serves Lee County with books, downloadable e-books, digital content, Books-by-Mail, a bookmobile, e-sources, music and films, programs and meeting space. Dont have a Lee County Library System library card? Getting one is free and easy. Visit www.leelibrary.net to apply online or stop by any branch. Information about Lee County Library System is available 24/7 at www.leelibrary.net, where you can find out about library services, programs, locations, view an online events calendar or place a hold on library items. Telephone reference is available at 479-info(4636).


15 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Common Loon; The Great Northern Diverby Patricia MolloyThe common loon (Gavia immer) is famous for its haunting cries from the water. Woooooo! But these specialist fish-eating ducks actually have a wide repertoire of vocalizations that vary depending on the message they are trying to convey. Wails between male and female partners may be saying, Over here, honey! Calls, described as laughs, are used to convey things like, Danger, Will Robinson! Human approaching. Yodels are utilized by males only with bodies flat against the waters surface and necks extended and are likely a loons way of saying, Back off, pal! I was here first. In early June, a female common loon, patient #1423, was admitted to CROW on Sanibel after being found down and lethargic. Upon presentation, no physical injuries were detected. Blood work was performed which indicated that the quiet bird was severely anemic. After a week of rest and nutrient-rich food, the patients progress was at a standstill. Shes about the same. Shes on iron once a week, explained Kate Bender, wildlife rehabilitation specialist. Its odd because theres not a place we can find where shes losing blood. The wildlife specialists at CROW will continue to monitor the progress of this exceptional bird while providing an environment in which she will receive plenty of rest. They are hopeful that the loon will soon be well enough to return to her summer breeding grounds in the Northern U.S. and Canada. There, her rather drab winter feathers will turn into the characteristically stunning black-andwhite summer breeding plumage and her black eyes will become a glittering red. After spending a busy summer breeding, nesting and raising little baby loons on a picturesque northern lake, she will likely return to the gentle gulf waters of Sanibel for a well-earned winter break. The areas rich wildlife cannot afford its own medical insurance. To help CROW treat sick and injured pelicans, gopher tortoises, bunny rabbits and of course, this extraordinary common loon, go to the clinics website (www.crowclinic. org) and make a donation. If you prefer a more hands-on approach, consider volunteering your time to feed native and migratory patients. Training is provided. Contact volunteer coordinator JoEllen Urasky at 472-3644 ext. 229. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. The female common loon, patient #1423, relaxes during one of her daily tub-time sessions Buildings, Architects Recognized In Peoples Choice CompetitionResidents of Southwest Florida will have the chance to vote for their favorite local community buildings, thanks to a statewide online Peoples Choice competition launched this week by the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida). This public competition highlights the importance of Floridas architects; skilled professionals who help meet the needs of communities through innovative building design. A total of 58 buildings around the state have been nominated for the Peoples Choice Award. The nominated buildings within the Southwest chapter of AIA Florida are the Chicos National Support Store Building 10 and the 3333 Building. We are proud of our local community buildings, which are especially important to the areas way of life because they cater to the publics needs, Stephen Hruby, AIA, current president of the Southwest chapter of AIA Florida. Friends and neighbors can help recognize the contributions of these facilities by voting for them through the Peoples Choice competition. The public can vote for their favorite buildings at www.floridapeopleschoice.org until midnight on July 18. Buildings will be listed by the structures name and location. The results of the voting will be announced on July 19 at AIA Floridas Annual Convention in Miami. Through the Peoples Choice competition, we celebrate our communities and the great work of architects and encourage members of the public to vote for their favorite community buildings, said Bill Hercules, AIA, President of the Board of Trustees of the Florida Foundation for Architecture. We are proud to recognize the work of architects, who are truly the designers of Floridas communities. To encourage voting the Southwest chapter plans to support the event over the next month through a variety of events and promotional opportunities. Nominated buildings within the Southwest chapter are: Chicos National Support Store Building 10 Architects: GMA Architects. Chicos is a worldwide supplier of private label womens clothing, which has grown from a single store on Sanibel Island to more than 1,200 outlets reaching almost $2 billion in sales last year. The company is a local leader in philanthropic activity, and the National Store Support Center structure stands as a symbol of Chicos ongoing commitment to good design Lee County. By achieving certification from the Florida Green Building Coalition and a Gold Level Florida Friendly Landscape Certification, the building reinforces Chicos ongoing corporate culture of sustainability. Design of the National Store Support Center began in early 2010, even as the local economy was devastated by the economic downturn. During the groundbreaking in early 2012, the companys CEO spoke of the local economic impact of creating 500 new, high paying jobs. Equally important, he discussed Chicos commitment to its Lee County home and its continuing support of local design firms and contractors. It is an especially noteworthy honor for GMA Architects to have the Chico National Support Store Building nominated as the late Bruce Gora, AIA, founding principal, was involved in the very early stages of its initial conception. 3333 Building Architect: David Poorman Architects. The owners of this mixeduse commercial center on the Tamiami Trail corridor in Naples requested an economical update to their worn 1970 structure, along with an increase in space. The original 3333 Building was one in a series of nondescript strip-style commercial properties continued on page 17 New Construction Project: The Chicos National Store Support Center, Fort Myers Architect: GMA Architects & Planners


THE RIVER JUNE 20, 201416 Community Concert Series Tickets On SaleWorld-renowned artists from throughout Europe, Russia and the United Kingdom will travel to Fort Myers this winter to perform for the Fort Myers Community Concert Association in its 66th annual concert series. Tickets are now on sale for the five performances, which organizers say are among the best ever offered by the Fort Myers Community Concert Association. All performances will be at the Barbara B. Mann Hall on the Edison State College campus in Fort Myers. We anticipate that well be sold out by the time the series begins in January, said Community Concert Association President Mary Lee Mann. Where else can you see not one, but five performances for what you would expect to pay for just one? All five concerts are included in one ticket price, which ranges from $165 for prime orchestra and mezzanine seats to $155 for other orchestra and mezzanine seats, $85 for lower balcony seating and just $65 for upper balcony. Most mezzanine seating already is sold out, Mann said. For tickets and membership information, visit www.fortmyerscommunityconcerts.org or call 693-4849. Tickets to individual performances are not available at this time. We have been fortunate this year to attract some of the most outstanding artists in the world today, thanks to the generosity of our major underwriters and supporters, Mann added. These five performances all begin at 7:30 p.m.: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra January 16, 2015. The orchestra, based in London, is now in its 65th year of delivering first class performances of a wide range of musical repertoire with artists recruited from throughout the world. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has performed concerts in Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Germany, Japan and China in addition to the United States and has recorded extensively for film and television. Teatro Lirico DEuropa performing LaBohme February 4, 2015. Puccinis La Bohme, is the immortal tale of tragic young love set among a community of bohemian artists living in Paris in the 1840s. Teatro Lirico DEuropa is the most successful opera touring company in Europe and the U.S. and travels with a full orchestra of 47 to 50 members and a chorus of 40 singers. Russian National Ballet Theatre performing Don Quixote February 23, 2015. Don Quixote is the story of a middle-aged country gentleman absorbed with tales of chivalry who sets out to defend virtue and punish those who violate the code of honor. The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and invigorates the tradition of classical Russian ballet with developments in dance from around the world. Boston Brass March 12, 2015. From classical arrangements to jazz standards and original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment. Boston Brass performs more than 100 times each year and has performed in 49 states and 30 countries. The quintet has been featured on the CBS Early Show, National Public Radio and has recorded several albums. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin March 23, 2015. The orchestra, formed in 1991, has earned national and international recognition as one of Russias leading ensembles. The orchestra regularly tours North and South America, Europe and the Far East in addition to performing concerts at its home base in Moscow and recording more than 30 CDs. The Fort Myers Community Concert Association is an all-volunteer notfor-profit organization founded by the legendary Barbara B. Mann in 1949 to bring world-class entertainment to Southwest Florida at affordable prices. The association consists of more than 1,700 members, underwriters and sponsors. Performers brought to Fort Myers in the past by the association include The Israel Ballet, The Five Browns, Minnesota Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Vienna Boys Choir, violinist Itzhak Perlman, flutist James Galway, pianist Andre Watts, violinist Joshua Bell with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and many others. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Teatro Lirico DEuropa in a scene from La Bohme Russian National Ballet Theatre performing Don Quixote Boston Brass


17 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 From page 15Architects Recognizedalong Tamiami Trail, so one of the goals of the design was to provide a unique and easily identifiable form. The renovation provides an uplifting and elegant landmark for passing motorist. In addition, local regulations require a portion of the construction cost be allocated for public artwork. Often, this artwork is overpowered by the structure it is meant to compliment and so its purpose and public benefit is lost. To avoid this situation, the faade of 3333 Building was conceived as a sculptural artistic expression, making the building more relevant to the community by using the architecture as that art. Also of note, Archbold Biological Station Learning Center and Lodge located in Venus, Florida designed by local architects Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects has also been nominated: Archbold Biological Station Learning Center and Lodge Architects: Parker/ Mudgett/Smith Architects. The Archbold Biological Station emphasizes the world of biological exploration, conservation action and ecological education. The station features a lodge and learning center built for a not-forprofit biological research institution in Highlands County. The goal of the station is understand, interpret, protect and restore the ecological wonders of Central Florida. The 3333 Building in Naples. Architect: David Poorman, AIA. Client: CLS Partnership, Mario and Domenic Costantini Archbold Biological Station Learning Center and Lodge, located in Venus, built in 2011 by Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects, Inc. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Happy hour is celebrated 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 Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina. Call 463-8077. 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 fire stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with their famous wood-fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. SUNSHINE GRILLE NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERYFrom page 9


THE RIVER JUNE 20, 201418 Arts For ACT Gallery July 4 Artists Reception Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, July 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk. This month, ACT Gallery will feature over 40 artists who entered the annual open themed show. Artists were given three creative themes to choose from: Famous Landmarks, The Art Of The Selfie and Mixed Media Using Select Items. Artist and judge, Dr. Kyra Belan will pick the first, second, third and honorable mention prizes on July 2. A resident of Cape Coral, Dr. Belan is an artist, author and scholar, works in a variety of media including oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, digital art and mixed media. She is a co-op member of the Arts for ACT Gallery. Dr. Belan has received numerous awards, honors and grants. Her art is in many public and private collections. Her books are in libraries across the world, bookstores, college campuses and Amazon.com. View more at www.kyrabelan.com. Visitors can expect to see an array of eclectic, whimsical and realistic paintings, sculptures, watercolors, collage, oils and photography for this months three themed exhibits. Entries proved to be very thought provoking and imaginative. The art ranged from professional to emerging, self-trained and outsider to highly skilled; there is truly something for everyone. Come view these creative artworks for the annual group exhibit and support ACT Gallery. Stay for the Freedom Fest 2014 fireworks at 9:30 p.m. to celebrate our great nations birthday. These exhibits continue through Monday, July 28. Linda Bensons Art Of Selfie Claudia Goodes Breathing Paris A Novel About The Great Zeppelinsby Di SaggauSanibel author William Hallstead has penned a novel, Raging Skies, about Germanys use of the great Zeppelins in World War I. It offers wonderful insight into much of the history of the beginning and end of the German airships. Hallsteads interest in airships started in 1936 when his family was vacationing in Lavalette, New Jersey. One summer afternoon, I heard a flat drone overhead, ran to a window and saw the worlds largest airship pass directly overhead at a mere 800 to 1,000 feet. It headed for Lakehurst, said Hallstead. My father drove my mother, sister, brother and me over to Lakehurst, where we had a closeup look at the 800-foot-long mammoth of the skies, the Hindenburg. From that point on, Ive been fascinated with airships. Currently, Im a member of The Naval Airship Association, one of the few, if any, I suspect, Army Air Forces vets among its members. Germanys use of the great Zeppelins in World War I marked the very first time aerial strategic bombing took place in the world. It was a terrible way to wage war. For the British, it was horrible on the ground underneath the behemoths dropping their bombs. For the Germans, flying the great airships, survival became a daily question. The book tells the story of Konteradmiral Kottemhoff, a traditional navy man, who detests the way the new airship program has deleted funds he thinks should be used in maintaining Germanys first line of defense, the ships he had spent most of his life sailing. He enlists the help of two young people who agree to spy on the new airship department in oder to gather information he can use to prove the zeppelins are too dangerous and expensive. Fueled with hydrogen, the zepps are highly flammable, and numerous lives have been lost. In Kottenhoffs words, The airship program is a colossal mistake. Funds pouring into hydrogen-filled flying disasters. The unacceptable risk of Strassers high cost experiment is being overlooked in the excitement of possessing a futuristic weapon, a means of destroying the enemy from a platform thousands of meters overhead. No wonder Strasser is able to sell his program to the high command and the public. I cannot dismiss a terrible foreboding. All that hydrogen up there. All that hydrogen waiting for a single spark. Somebody has to head off this lunacy. Fregattenkapitan Peter Strassers weapons were the most hazardous bomb delivery systems ever put in the air: huge, cumbersome, hydrogen-filled airships. He died on August 4, 1918, when the British shot down his airship. Hallsteads detailed research is evident in his book. Every Zeppelin identified by number is accurately portrayed in historical context. Raging Skies is a wonderful story of the airship war against the flavor of the era, a novel of action, adventure, intrigue, love and espionage. The book is available at Amazon.com and also a local book stores. Porcelain Painting Program At Barron Library In LaBelleIf you missed Donna Thewlis Art of Porcelain Painting recently held at the East County Regional Library in Lehigh, there is another opportunity to see this fascinating demo of an ancient art form. Arts of the Inland artist Thewlis will host a summer adult program at the Barron Library, 461 North Main Street in LaBelle, on Monday, June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. The award-winning local artist will discuss the art of porcelain painting. This art form has roots in ancient China and is still alive today. Thewlis will speak on the techniques and products porcelain painters use, do a live demonstration and give attendees the opportunity to try their hand at the art form during class. All materials will be supplied. The program is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Contact librarian Karen Hildebrand at 863-675-0833. Arts of the Inland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit umbrella arts organization. For more information and membership application, go to www.artsoftheinland.com, e-mail artsinland@gmail.com or call 239-303-5849. Award-winning porcelain painter Donna Thewlis Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


19 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 Buccaneers Name Head Softball CoachIn the softball world, mention the name Robert Iamurri and theres instant recognition of a proven coach who consistently takes teams to state championships. Starting on July 16, Iamurri officially takes the helm as the head softball coach for the Florida SouthWestern State College Buccaneers. In our search for a head softball coach, we received over 130 applications from around the country. Roberts track record as a coach, a mentor and a contributor to this community really made an immediate and positive impression on us, said Carl McAloose, director of intercollegiate athletics at Florida SouthWestern State College. He seemed to be a natural fit for what we want to establish as far as a solid program that produces not only well-rounded students, but also solid athletes. Iamurri has a long-standing connection in Southwest Florida, which includes earning his AA degree from Edison Community College. He was the head softball coach for Naples High School from 1986 to 2014. This is a tremendous opportunity to not only stay in Southwest Florida, but also to take on the challenge of collegelevel competition, said Iamurri. For me, this is truly a dream come true. He is a great coach and taught me a lot. I know hell do wonderful things for the (FSW) program, said Jaclyn Traina, who pitched for him at Naples High School and just played in the championship game of the Womens College World Series for the University of Alabama. He has so much to give to the program and to the area. Michelle Frew, the head softball coach at Rollins College and the former head softball coach for Edison Community College from 1992 to 1995, said the move to college competition was not unexpected. I think a lot of us were wondering when he would make the leap to the college level, she said. He is a legend in high school competition and I know he wont have any trouble getting really good talent for his team. Im glad I dont have to recruit against him. All I can say is that other colleges better look out, and I hope hell send me some good players. He really is the perfect choice for (FSWs) new program, said Pat Murphy, head softball coach at the University of Alabama. He has won many, many championships; he can teach pitchers, hitters and defense. FSW really made a good choice in selecting him as their coach. I hope hell send me some players. Iamurri and his Buccaneers team will call the City of Palms Park home for their games, starting in the fall of 2015, followed by the start of the regular season in the spring of 2016. For more information, visit www.edison.edu. Martial Arts Seminar June 30Two-time world champion Sensei George Kotaka will hold a kumite (sport sparring) seminar on Monday, June 30 at Southside Christian Church, located on 7800 College Parkway in Fort Myers. The seminar, hosted by Kurokawa Martial Arts, will start at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Sensei Kotaka will be joined by Sensei Dave Roth, Amateur Athletic Union Region 4 Director, Soke Timothy Brooks, founder of Kurokawa Budo Kai and Shihan Carmen Diaz. Sensei Kotaka is the most decorated American male karate athlete in history. He tested his skills on a national level at the 1988 AAU National Championships in Richmond, Virginia, where he won gold medals in kobudo, kata and kumite. In 1996, he made the USANKF national team. Since then, he has won at the WKF Jr. World, Pan American, Pan Am Games, World Collegiate and, most notably, two World Karate Federation gold medals and a bronze medal. Tickets for the seminar are still available and may be purchased online at www.FortMyersKarate.com. Robert Iamurri Hortoons Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JUNE 20, 201420 Playing With His Third Heart, Comptons Finish In The U.S. Open Captured Worldwide Admirationby Ed FrankNot to diminish last weeks dazzling, spectacular wireto-wire U.S. Open Golf Championship by German Martin Kaymer, but the amazing second-place finish by unknown Erik Compton is a heartrending story written by this courageous golfer who has undergone not one but two heart transplants. For every sporting event there are human interest sidelines, but few can match the intrigue and drama of Comptons runnerup in what many consider the most important tournament of the year the U.S. Open. This 34-year-old journeyman ranked 187th in the world at the start of the week and who had never finished higher than fifth in 99 previous PGA events, withstood the merciless layout of Pinehurst No. 2 to finish two under par to tie for second place. He was one of only three golfers in the prestigious field to complete the 64 holes under par the champion Kaymer and 25-yearold Rickie Fowler who tied Compton for second place. In the brutal North Carolina heat and playing with Heart No. 3, Compton earned the admiration of millions watching worldwide to prove his heroics both on and off the links. When he was nine years old, he was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy, a condition affecting the heart muscle. He underwent a successful heart transplant three years later. Then in 2007, he suffered a serious heart attack, driving himself to the hospital where he underwent a second heart transplant. Still suffering vertigo and various allergies and closely monitoring his vital signs, Compton never gave up his quest for life and for golf. We all have adversities in life. Some are more major. You cant ever write yourself off, he said after the tournament which earned him $790,000, by far his largest tournament prize. At just five-foot eight inches and weighing barely 150 pounds, Compton can drive a ball more than 300 yards. His dramatics on the final hole Sunday best portray the skill and courage of Erik Compton. The up-and-down I made on 18 is an example of never giving up. I hit the worlds worst shot into the green and then got up and down, he said. He drained the putt into the center of the cup to save par and to secure his second-place finish to the roar of thousands surrounding the hole. Time will tell whether this amazing accomplishment by Compton will be remembered longer than the unflappable play by the champion Kaymer. But for Compton, it was week he will never forget. If I never played golf again for the rest of my life, I think that I have made my mark in the game, he said afterwards. Indeed he has. Miracle Cling to Half-Game Lead with Two Games Remaining Through Monday of this week, the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team held a slim half-game lead over the St. Lucie Mets with just two games remaining in the chase for the Florida State League South Division Championship for the seasons first-half. The Miracle began the final three-game series of the first half of the season with a 6-2 victory over Bradenton Monday night while St. Lucie defeated Charlotte by the same score. In last weekends Florida State League All-Star Game, the Miracles Adam Brett Walker won the All-Star Home Run Derby. He currently leads the Miracle with 14 homers and 52 RBIs in 64 games. He is on pace to match the 27 homers he recorded last year at Low A Cedar Rapids. Erik Compton From page 1Scouts Goodwill Donationsupporting Goodwills programs and services. I am so proud of our Girl Scouts, from littlest Daisy girls to our High School Ambassadors, when they come together to help others, said Connie Martin, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Floridas membership and community development specialist. Its wonderfully powerful when the girls were able to clearly speak about the mission of Goodwill and why they were working so hard to give to others. After learning about Goodwills mission of helping people with disabilities and disadvantages, the troops decided to add some friendly competition to the donation drive and did Girl Scouts versus Boy Scouts. Each troop came up with their own way of collecting donations; going to their neighbors, holding minidrives, or cleaning out their own houses. In the end, the girls won with 19,860 pounds of donations collected. The Boy Scouts finished with 8,605 pounds collected. First and foremost, it brings home the reason of service to others and good citizenship. Not only are the lives of the community improved, so is theirs, said Ron Barbour, Boy Scout district director of Lee and Hendry counties. Partnerships with Goodwill and other agencies reinforces those points of the Scout Law helpful, kind and thrifty in a real way. The Boy and Girl Scout troop with the most donations collected (averaged per child) will win a pizza party. Every Scout that participated will receive the Scouting For Good patch. Their contribution will directly impact Goodwills mission, added Goodwill spokesperson Madison Mitchell. Their hard work will provide real opportunities to people across Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.goodwillswfl.org. Members of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts participated in the project Golf Tournament To Benefit PACEKendra Sutton, chair for Love That Dress! 6, announced that the Lee County Bar Associations 4th annual Charity Golf Tournament, to be held on Saturday, June 28 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club in Fort Myers, will benefit PACE Center For Girls of Lee County, and will include a Love That Dress! collection event as part of the festivities. Volunteers, sponsors and donors are still needed for this fun-filled day of onand off-the-course activities. The general public is invited to play or enjoy the silent auction and lunch that follows the tournament. Bring new or gently loved dresses (from beach to bridal, Gap to Gucci), handbags, shoes and accessories for sale at Love That Dress! 6, PACEs signature fundraising event, to be held at the Embassy Suites in Estero on Wednesday, August 27. In 2013, Love That Dress! 5 garnered more than $135,000 for this organization that has helped nearly 600 girls find success in school, generate a positive relationship with their families and peers and become productive members of our community. Each donor will receive a raffle ticket for a special getaway weekend. The fun begins with check-in for golf at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Silent auction items include a trip to New Zealand. One lucky attendee will walk away with the Extreme Undercover Adventure, which has become an annual offering. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott and his wife will accompany four guests on a secret mission, including a ride in the Smugglers Nightmare high-speed boat and an armored Hummer to some top-secret dining destinations. To register, become a hole sponsor, volunteer or donate, call LCBAs Executive Director Nanci DuBois at 3340047 (option 3), visit www.leebar.org or e-mail admin@leebar.org. Golf registration includes lunch and is $135 for a single player or $500 for a foursome. Single players will be joined with a foursome. Admission to the lunch and silent auction is $25 for non-golfers. Roetzel & Andress is the Title Sponsor of the golf tournament. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


21 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Now that summer is here and we are not dealing with homework and tight schedules, I am wondering if there is some simple activity I can do with all of my kids who range in age from 5 to 14 at the same time and that will help them at school. Of course, I read and review schoolwork with them but I am looking for an additional something special. Christina S., Fort Myers Beach, Florida Christina, Your question is most intriguing. Sometimes it is some quick simple activity that can nurture and build beneficial lifelong skills and habits. In my recent reading, I came across one such activity that we all practice from time to time but when we practice it with intention it can make a big difference. What is this mystery activity it is simply practicing being grateful! There is science behind being grateful. Dr. Christine Carter, a Berkeley researcher, has dedicated her career to studying and sharing the science of happiness. She has found evidence that grateful people are healthier, happier and more satisfied with their lives. They are more resilient and have a higher sense of self-worth. Grateful teens are less likely to abuse alcohol and drugs, and less likely to have behavior problems at school. She says that it is central to our physical and mental health. Scientifically speaking, the science of gratitude is just beginning to be understood on a neurological level. When people consciously practice gratitude, they likely: Enjoy higher flows of dopamine (the neurotransmitter that we call happy) Feel brighter and more alert, an effect correlated with more of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (think energizer) Have greater activity in the hypothalamus, which influences metabolism and stress levels But these benefits dont flow from an occasional Thanksgiving or holiday thank you. Both children and adults benefit greatly from practicing gratitude on a regular basis. In one study, students who kept gratitude journals even for a short period of time strengthened their overall resilience and became less vulnerable to everyday stresses and complaints like rashes and headaches. So what exactly is gratitude and how is it best practiced to gain benefits? One of the worlds leading experts on gratitude, Dr. Robert Emmons, has identified two parts of gratitude. Part 1: Recognize goodness. This isnt about striving for perfection or ignoring lifes challenges but in being able to recognize the gifts and benefits we receive. Part 2: Acknowledge that this goodness comes from outside of us. There is nothing wrong with kids understanding their own strengths, but grateful people balance this with an understanding of our humble dependence on others. Erin Walsh, in her article Raising Grateful Kids: Why Going From Gimme to Thank You Is Important For Your Childs Health and Happiness, says that nurturing gratitude doesnt mean ignoring the hard stuff, sidelining the challenges or encouraging a forced cheerfulness. It is about finding ways to deliberately and consistently welcome the good in. Gratitude isnt a script. It is a practice. There is no one correct way to practice gratitude, rather there are many ways and the important part is to pick one or more strategies to incorporate practicing gratitude into your daily life. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking and practicing gratitude. Frequently ask every family member to post words, photos and objects of gratitude in your home. Write or text your loved ones a message of thanks for something they did that made your day better. Your message will make their day! The best thing today exercise: This is a great family activity. At the dinner table or before bed, ask your child to tell you the best thing they experienced that day. This will make you smile. Shelley 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. Deans List Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia announced Deans List honors for the spring 2014 semester. Armstrongs Deans List students earned a GPA of 3.6 of higher for the semester. They are: Eric Curry of Fort Myers, a senior majoring in history; and Brianne Matarazzo of Fort Myers, a senior, majoring in early childhood education. Breakfast Roundtable A presentation on The Road to ISO Certification and Its Many Benefits by Ed Gardner, president of Value Management Services, will be the topic for the June 24 IMA CFO Breakfast Roundtable in Lee County. The 2 CPE program will be presented at CliftonLarsonAllen, 6810 International Boulevard in Fort Myers. The presentation will focus on the ISO requirements and adding increased performance, marketability, value and company respect from the customer community. Gardner has 20-plus years of quality management and ISO experience. The format will be a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and presentation followed by a roundtable discussion that ends at 9:30 a.m. The quarterly meeting of the IMA of Southwest Floridas CFO Roundtable is designed for chief financial officers, controllers, accountants and senior financial executives in Southwest Florida. The objective is to provide a forum for discussion of important issues of a financial and business nature, to present timely, relevant information related to financial management and to provide a networking opportunity for CFOs and their peers. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested online at www.swflima.org. Humane Societys Second Chance Pals Program Next Graduating ClassThe Gulf Coast Humane Society, and the Fort Myers Work Camp announced the next graduating class of the Second Chance Pals program at the work camp, located at 2575 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. Five new dogs have graduated from the program. The Second Chance Pals program places homeless shelter dogs in an obedience training program with carefully selected inmates. The dog training program, taught by K-Nine Connections, teaches inmates how to obedience train dogs during an intensive eight to sixteen week course. Upon graduation, the dogs are highly adoptable and possess obedience skills such as how to heel, sit, recall, and stay. They are also house trained, leash trained and responsive to voice commands and some hand signals. All the dogs graduate with their Canine Good Citizen certification and some of the dogs will continue further to be certified as therapy dogs. All prior graduates from the Second Chance Pals program have been adopted, and four of the current graduates were pre-adopted. For more information about the Fort Myers Work Camp or Second Chance Pals program, contact Officer Davis at 332-6915 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. or 994-1693 after 3 p.m. To reach Gulf Coast Humane Society or to learn how to adopt a Second Chance Pals program dog, call 332-0364 or email info@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. President Of Firm Earns CertificationConnie Ramos-Williams, CEO and president of CONRIC PR & Marketing/Publishing, received her social media business marketing certification from Florida Gulf Coast University. The program included in-person workshops, online instruction, hands-on experience and case studies. As a constantly evolving discipline, effective social media marketing requires continuous skill enrichment. The FGCU program provided in-depth coverage of such advanced topics as automation, analytics, mobile marketing text tools, search engine optimization, mobile marketing applications for business and QR codes. A recent Harvard Business Review study revealed only 12 percent of the 2,100 companies surveyed considered themselves effective users of social media marketing. Connie Ramos-Williams School Supply Donation Drive Simon, a leading global retail real estate company, announced that Edison Mall, Coconut Point and The Foundation for Lee County Schools are teaming up to host Apples For Teachers, a school supply drive to provide materials to local educators. The community is encouraged to donate to the drive during mall hours now through August 15. Teachers traditionally invest $500 to $700 of their personal funds each year for supplies in their classrooms when basic tools for learning are lacking. To help alleviate this, shoppers are invited to Simon Guest Services at Edison Mall or the Mall Office at Coconut Point to pick an apple off of our donation request tree. Recommended items for donation include, but are not limited to, staplers, rubber bands, labels, scissors, tape, erasers, pens, rulers, pencils, chalk, note pads, notebook paper, crayons, calculators, magnets, puzzles, folders and highlighters. We are so excited that Apples for Teachers will help ease the financial burden of our educators in Lee County, said Sarah Berthold, director of marketing and business development at Edison Mall. Providing an apple tree to pick a donation item will be a great way to get families and children involved in the spirit of giving back to our community.Families are encouraged to pick an apple off the tree, but all donations are welcome. Please return all purchased items to Guest Services or the Mall Office by August 15. All items will be provided to the Lee County Schools Education Resource Center.


THE RIVER JUNE 20, 201422 Financial FocusTheDifferent Risk Levels Of Muni Bondsby Jennifer BaseyAre you thinking of investing in municipal bonds? If so, you may have good reason, particularly if you are in one of the higher tax brackets. After all, municipal bond interest payments typically are exempt from federal income taxes, and possibly state and local income taxes, too although some munis are subject to the alternative minimum tax. However, since not all municipal bonds are the same, youll want to know the differences, especially in terms of risk. Municipal bonds, like corporate bonds, essentially face two types of risk: interest rate risk and default risk. Interest rate risk becomes clear when market interest rates rise, causing the value of your existing municipal bonds to fall. No one will pay you full price for your bonds when newly issued bonds carry a higher rate, so if you plan on selling bonds before they mature, you risk losing principal. You can largely ignore this type of risk simply by holding your bonds until maturity, at which point you will receive the face value back, provided the issuer doesnt default. And that brings us to the second type of risk: default risk. Historically, municipal bond default rates have been much lower than those of corporate bonds, particularly lower-quality bonds. But different types of municipal bonds carry different levels of default risk. Heres a quick look at the two main categories of municipals and their risk characteristics: General obligation bonds General obligation bonds generally finance projects of a municipality. A general obligation bond issuer is required to do everything in its power, including raising new taxes, to ensure that interest payments are paid on time and in full. This requirement helps support the creditworthiness of general obligation bonds. Revenue bonds Revenue bonds, which finance schools, hospitals, utilities, airports, affordable housing and other public works, are paid by dedicated streams of revenue. For example, revenues generated by the sewer system pay the interest on a sewer system revenue bond. Because revenue bonds have more restricted revenue streams than general obligation bonds, they are generally viewed to be riskier. To compensate for the added risk, revenue bonds usually pay a higher rate of interest than general obligation bonds. When studying the risk factors of revenue bonds, you also have to consider the type of revenue bond involved. For example, some sectors, such as housing and health care, may be more volatile, as are some industrial revenue bonds. (These bonds, which are generally used to support a specific project, such as a new manufacturing facility, are sponsored by a government entity, but the proceeds go to a private, forprofit business.) Of course, when evaluating the risk potential of municipal bonds, you dont have to rely on guesswork. The major bond rating agencies Standard & Poors, Moodys and Fitch review municipal bonds to determine their creditworthiness. There are no guarantees, but by sticking with the bonds that are investment grade, you can help reduce the risk of owning a bond that goes into default. Municipal bonds can be valuable additions to your portfolio. Besides providing income thats free of federal taxes, these bonds offer you a chance to help support valuable projects in your community. But, as weve seen, different munis have different risk factors, so make sure you know exactly what type of bond youre purchasing before you write the check. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. VCB Earns SMITTY AwardThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) earned one of the most prestigious social media awards in travel and tourism. Travel + Leisure magazine announced the winners of its 3rd annual Travel + Leisure Social Media in Travel + Tourism Awards (SMITTY), which recognizes companies in the travel and tourism industry showcasing the best and most innovative uses of social media. The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel earned a SMITTY award for Best Contest/Giveaway for the Find Your Island Challenge. The VCB invited five influential Google Glass Explorers to use Google Glass to compete in multiple challenges throughout the Fort Myers/Sanibel Island area to showcase the destination in an entirely new way through Glass. Simultaneously, a Facebook sweepstakes invited individuals to enter for a chance to win their own Google Glass vacation. The winner received a six-night vacation and a pair of Google Glass. The social media campaign, which was integrated across all marketing channels including social media, public relations, digital media, email and the destinations website, garnered more than 76 million impressions. The beauty of our destination compels visitors to share their experiences through social media, said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director. We know social media is having a greater impact on decision making and we are excited to earn our first SMITTY award for such an innovative promotion. The winners and their campaigns can be seen on travelandleisure.com/ smittys, with additional information available by searching #TLSMITTY on social media. The SMITTY Awards will also be featured in the Travel + Leisure July 2014 issue, available on newsstands June 20. The VCBs Google Glass promotion can be viewed at http://youtu.be/ T9ePKzUs0UA. AppleJuiceQuestions Were Often Askedby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSNew Apple device users attending our SWACKS (South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society) workshops and meetings have asked: What is an Apple ID? An Apple ID is the email address you use as a login for just about everything you do with Apple. This could be using iCloud to store your content as well as purchases from the iTunes Store and/or the App Store. When you set up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you use the same Apple ID for iCloud services and purchases on the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore. You can, however, use one Apple ID for iCloud services and another Apple ID for store purchases (including iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match). You will get all the benefits of iCloud whether you use the same Apple ID for iCloud and store purchases, or different IDs for each. Why Use iCloud? Apples storage service, iCloud, lets you access your mail, contacts, calendars, music, movies, apps and books between your Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch/ Mac and Windows PC. It allows you to share your calendars and task lists with others. Documents created in iWorks (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) for iOS and OS X can be accessed on any of your devices at any time using iCloud beta. Sync your Safari bookmarks on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Mac or Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer bookmarks on your PC. When using Photo Stream, iCloud automatically downloads the photos you continued on page 23 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Marina Isle Bonita Springs1999 4,484 $1,795,000 $1,550,000 237 Baywoods Bonita Springs2000 5,775 $1,449,000 $1,325,000 56 Dunes Sanibel Island Sanibel 2002 3,842 $1,035,000 $960,000 571 Cape Coral Cape Coral2001 3,038 $869,000 $810,000 144 Beachview Country Club EstatesSanibel 1998 3,031 $810,000 $790,000 98 Sweet Bay At Shadow WoodBonita Springs2003 2,632 $795,000 $755,000 83 Gulfhaven St. James City1987 3,050 $865,000 $735,000 252 Sanibel Isles Sanibel 1984 1,990 $749,900 $690,000 27 Lakemont Bonita Springs1993 3,114 $699,000 $640,000 73 Cape Coral Cape Coral1995 2,957 $649,800 $590,000 82


23 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 deaRPharmacistRelieve Itchy Eyes And Hay Fever Miseryby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I take loratadine all spring because of my allergies to pollen and grass. Is that the best antihistamine and are there natural ones? SM, Orlando, Florida I like loratadine (Claritin) when it comes to choosing antihistamines because its not sedating. I take it on occasion, and I break the 10mg tablets in half, to get 5mg daily, because that works for me, and doesnt dry me up as much. I use plain tablets, because you cant break long-acting ones. Diphenhydramine is another popular antihistamine, but its very sedating so take it at night. Expect a morning hangover. These antihistamines and also Zyrtec, Allegra and Chlor-trimeton are constipating. Well, of course! Theyre intended to dry you, so they dry up everything! Ask your practitioner about some of the following natural options and home remedies which also help: Probiotics Top of the list. Numerous well-designed clinical trials, including one in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition prove that probiotics reduce allergy symptoms. In this particular trial, the participants noticed a reduction in hay fever symptoms but it took a couple of months of daily supplementation to see that. Another interesting study found that babies born to mothers who supplemented with probiotics had fewer problems with allergies and asthma. The results were not as supportive if the babies were started on probiotics after birth, so ladies, take your probiotics before and during pregnancy. Quercetin Its a pigment found in plants and citrus. Its also a potent natural antihistamine in high doses, like 500mg two to three times daily; this smacks down histamine, the chemical that triggers the assault, all the sneezing and bloodshot, itchy eyes. Vitamin C can be substituted. Green Tea This improves your chance to fight against germs, and it reduces histamine and inflammatory chemicals (called cytokines). Butterbur This is the same herbal extract I talked about in Headache Free for migraine prevention, and guess what? It is also useful for allergies for the same reason. It reduces leukotrienes, which are compounds that upset your body, just like histamine. Leukotrienes are the chemicals that actually sustain the misery, the swelling and inflammation, the stuffiness in your nose and so forth. Rather than get addicted to those nasal sprays, you can just reduce the production of the compounds with Butterbur. Its sold at health food stores nationwide and online like all the other supplements Ive mentioned. Steam inhalation I love easy! Heat up water in a pot, and carefully inhale the warm steam (add a drop of eucalyptus oil). Eye Wash Every home should have this in case a household cleanser splashes in your eye. Its sold at pharmacies and online, by various brands including Bausch & Lomb. Rinsing your hot, red eyes feels amazing, then you can put a cool compress on it. Try not to scratch! Natural Similasin Allergy Eye Relief eye drops are soothing, and you can also ask for a prescription for Zaditor (ketotofin) antihistamine eye drops. 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. Information On AddictionNarconon reminds families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise so take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get them the help they need. Call 800-431-1754 or go to www. DrugAbuseSolution.com for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I have heard that long eyelashes are the new must-have thing of beauty. That is fine with me because I am fed up with looking at all these 42D chests as a result of breast surgery. Our grandson visited us at our beach condo with his fiance. Last time we saw her she was a 34A and now she is a 40D and is spilling all over. She wore tight T-shirts, tight sweaters and tops with necklines almost to her waist. We were embarrassed, and glad to see them leave. What do you think? Vera Dear Vera, I also see these displays where I live. Recently, I read in our local paper that plastic surgeons who do breast augmentation are overwhelmed and overworked, having so many patients and 98 percent are private pay. I am also told that the most popular high school graduation gift is breast augmentation surgery. There is little doubt that sweaters, blouses and other clothing looks nicer and more feminine with appropriate bust size but going from a 34A to a 40D seems a little excessive to me. Eyelash augmentation seems like a better alternate route. Lizzie Dear Vera, I have heard along the way that cosmetic surgery should be, A whisper not a scream. Folks that have not gone overboard a whisper of something different look great. On the other hand, folks with breasts the size of personal flotation devices and lips appearing as if they are having an allergic reaction to shellfish scream plastic surgery and look silly. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 22Questions Were Often Askedtake with your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to your Mac or PC and are available on all your devices set up with iCloud. iCloud Keychain works with all your iOS 7 devices and your Mac computers running OS X Mavericks. It remembers your online accounts, credit card numbers and passwords, encrypting them with 256-bit AES encryption. Get help from Password Generator for unique password suggestions. Your iCloud account can backup your iOS devices daily using WiFi when you have your device plugged into a power source. Should you need to restore your iOS device or set up a new one, iCloud has all your information. Create your iCloud account on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, with iOS 5 or later; a Mac with OS X Lion v.10.7.5 or later and get 5 GB of free storage. South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information visit http://www. swacks.org/. Program On Chronic Disease ManagementShell Point Retirement Community, in conjunction with Lee Memorial Health System, will host Its All About You, a nationally-recognized program focused on managing chronic disease. Designed to help people 18 years of age and older learn ways to better manage their chronic health conditions and the symptoms that often accompany them, this is a research-based self-management program developed by Dr. Kate Lorig of Stanford University. The free, two-and-a-half-hour workshops will take place at Shell Point on Tuesdays from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. and run from July 8 through August 12 in the Manatee Room on The Island. Space is limited and participants must be registered by Tuesday, July 1. Call 454-8247 to reserve a place in this six-week program. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Longest Day Fundraiser For AlzheimersWear The Fund is striving to raise money to help a great cause. About 44 million people worldwide are currently living with dementia with an expected 76 million people said to be affected by 2030. Alzheimers is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. A new case of Alzheimers is developed every 67 seconds. With the rapid growth of these two diseases here in the nation, help is needed to fight against Alzheimers. On June 21, The Longest Day will be recognized by thousands of different teams around the world, all bonding together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimers. Locally, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road in Estero. It is free for all ages. The goal is to raise as much money as possible for the Alzheimers Association. All proceeds from the day will go directly to the cause. An air conditioned tent will be provided by Bruno Air. There will be local vendors such as Kona Ice and Popz BBQ, a variety of raffles, prizes and giveaways. There will also be a water balloon toss and art workshop for the kids. Help celebrate the work of an organization that envisions a world without Alzheimers disease and dementia. For more information, contact Joshua Lewis at 917-324-6892 or email joshua@wearthefund.com. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


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PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. HISTORY: Who was the United States first chief justice of the Supreme Court? 2. U.S. STATES: Which state would you hail from if you were called a Tar Heel? 3. MEDICINE: What is the common name for the medical condition called epistaxis? 4. TELEVISION: What was the name of the robot in the comedy series Get Smart? 5. LITERATURE: What famous Western author also wrote under the pseudonym of Tex Burns? 6. GEOGRAPHY: What country lies directly north of Sudan? 7. POETRY: How many lines are in a sonnet? 8. GAMES: How many cards are used in pinochle? 9. INVENTIONS: Who invented chewing gum? 10. FAMOUS QUOTES: What social reformer and statesman said, If there is no struggle, there is no progress? TRIVIA TEST 1. John Jay 2. North Carolina 3. Nosebleed 4. Hymie 5. Louis LAmour 6. Egypt 7. 14 8. 48 9. Thomas Adams (1871) 10. Frederick Douglass. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 23, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A change of season reinvigorates the Lamb, helping to overcome the effects of a recent slowerpaced period. This is a good time to restate your feelings for that certain someone. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might not like using your authority to correct a workplace situation, but thats what being placed in charge is all about. Besides, you have people ready to lend support if need be. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your creativity continues to run high and helps guide you to make some fine choices in the work youre doing. Keep the weekend free for those special people in your life. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont be surprised if you experience a sudden spurt of energy strong enough to pull you out of that recent period of indecision and put you back in charge of your own goals. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time for Leos and Leonas to set new goals regarding health, educational choices and possible career moves. The plans you make now could be a blueprint for your future. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might have much to offer a potential employer, but it can all be overwhelmed by too many details. Let the facts about you speak for themselves without any embellishments. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) This is a good week to balance your responsibilities to your work-a-day world with your obligations to the people in your private life. Expect news that could lead to a change in plans. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A changing attitude on the part of a once determined adversary could cause changes down the line. Be prepared to take advantage of an unexpected new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Youd be a truly wise Sagittarius to be skeptical about an offer that doesnt answer all your questions. Even a colleagues testimonial doesnt replace facts that arent there. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Its a good idea to avoid spending on unnecessary purchases this week in order to keep a money reserve against a possible upcoming (but, fortunately, temporary) shortfall. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) More information is what you should demand regarding that workplace situation that recently came to light. Dont be surprised at who might turn up as one of your supporters. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might still be in a treading water mode, but by midweek, a shift in your aspect favors taking a more active role in pushing for the changes you feel are necessary. Good luck. BORN THIS WEEK: You exude a warm, caring attitude that comforts everyone who comes into your life. On June 27, 1939, one of the most famous scenes in movie history is filmed -Rhett Butler and Scarlett OHara parting in Gone With the Wind. The scene also was shot using an alternate line, Frankly, my dear, I just dont care, in case the film censors objected to the word damn. The film was approved, but producer David O. Selznick was fined $5,000 for including the curse. On June 25, 1942, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower becomes commander of all U.S. troops in the European theater of World War II. He would be appointed Supreme Allied Commander of all forces in Europe in 1943. Ike later would become Americas 34th president. On June 26, 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway is officially opened, creating a navigational channel from the Atlantic Ocean to all the Great Lakes. The seaway -made up of a system of canals, locks and dredged waterways -extends a distance of nearly 2,500 miles, from the Atlantic Ocean to Duluth, Minn. On June 24, 1966, the United States Senate passes what will become the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Among the first safety standards adopted were seat belts, impact-absorbing steering columns and standardized bumper heights. On June 29, 1970, U.S. ground troops end two months of combat operations in Cambodia and return to South Vietnam. News of the crossing into Cambodia set off a wave of antiwar demonstrations, including one at Kent State University in Ohio that resulted in the killing of four students by Army National Guard troops. On June 23, 1989, the film version of the DC Comics hero Batman is released in theaters. Warner Brothers hyped Batman as a major summer event long before its release. The results were stunning, as the film grossed some $100 million in its first 10 days. On June 28, 1997, Mike Tyson bites a chunk out of Evander Holyfields ear in the third round of their heavyweight rematch. After the fight resumed, Tyson bit Holyfields other ear. With 10 seconds left in the third round, Tyson was disqualified from the match and suspended from boxing. It was American writer and philosopher Elbert Hubbard who made the following sage observation: Many a mans reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. You probably know that the king cobra is one of the deadliest snakes: It can grow up to 18 feet long and is very aggressive, often attacking with little or no provocation. When it rears up to attack, the head can be 4 or 5 feet off the ground, and king cobras venom is so deadly that a single bite can kill an elephant. You might not realize, though, that these snakes are protective parents. Both the female and the male stay close to the nest, guarding the eggs from any danger. Those who study such things can tell your age, race and gender just by examining one of your hairs. Did you ever wonder how the lollipop got its name? A man named George Smith first put the hard treat on the end of a stick, but candy-making wasnt his only interest. It seems that Smith also had a keen interest in horse racing, and he named the candy after a popular racehorse of the time, Lolly Pop. If you took the entire surface area of the dwarf planet Pluto and laid it flat, it would fit inside Russia. The next time you get caught outside in a hard rain, you can reflect on the fact that each drop that hits you is traveling at about 20 mph. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being selfevident. -Arthur Schopenhauer (17881860) THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first Boston Red Sox player to have three seasons of 50 or more stolen bases? 2. When was the last time before 2013 (Chris Tillman) that a Baltimore Orioles pitcher won at least 16 games in a season? 3. In 2013, Atlantas Tony Gonzalez set an NFL record for consecutive seasons (11) with at least 70 receptions. Who had he been tied with at 10? 4. Name the last team other than North Carolina or Duke to start ACC play 10-0 in mens basketball before Miami did it in 2012-13. 5. In 2014, Ken Hitchcock moved into third place on the St. Louis Blues all-time list for coaching victories (124). Who is ahead of him? 6. Entering 2014, when was the last time Liverpool won the Premier League mens soccer championship? 7. Name the last boxer to defeat current IBF and WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, and what year was it? ANSWERS 1. Jacoby Ellsbury (2008, ). 2. It was Mike Mussina, with 18 wins in 1999. 3. The Raiders Tim Brown (1993-2002). 4. Virginia, in 1981. 5. Joel Quenneville (307 victories) and Brian Sutter (153). 6. It was 1990, when it was the Football League First Division. 7. Lamon Brewster, in 2004.


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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 2014 The Island Sun and The River Weekly NewsAlways on the table, and online, with everything you need to know about your community. NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsTHEIVER RF Bbtn Rf Dnt r F MnWEEKLY NEWS Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993 Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732 Pick up a copy or go to IslandSunNews.com. Click on Read the Island Sun or The River Weeklywww.IslandSunNews.com HELP WANTEDFULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIANBene ts Tolls Paid Call Maureen at the Sanibel School 239 472-1617NS 3/21 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERKFor multi-store retailer Sanibel Sunglass Company Year-round part time 10-20 hrs/week Must have A/P experience & knowledge of retail management/accounting systems Compensation based on quali cations. jobs@sanibelsunglasscompany.comNS 6/6 CC 6/27 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/6 CC 8/29 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 1987 BMW 325i CONVERTIBLEORIGINAL OWNER, ALWAYS GARAGED AND MAINTAINED BY BMW SPECIALIST. GOOD DRIVE, WELL PRESERVED BY SANIBEL RESIDENT. ALL ORIGINAL -$2,000. CALL 239-395-0508NS 6/13 CC 6/27 AUTO FOR SALE HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATORImmediate opening. Sanibel Public Library. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Community Outreach Coordinator promotes the library through all types of media and forms of communication including print and digital; develops promotional materials for the library; oversees the librarys web presence including website and social media; works with staff to support planning and coordinating of library events and displays; coordinates public relations and advertising. Quali cations: Bachelors degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related eld and a minimum of two years experience in public relations and/or community relations or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Library, government, or nonpro t experience a plus. Occasional evening and weekend work required. The Sanibel Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The complete job description is available at www.sanlib.org. Serious candidates only, please forward a letter of interest, resume and work samples in PDF format to resume@sanlib.org by July 18, 2014. NS 6/20 CC 6/27 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION HUGE GARAGE SALE4599 Brainard Bayou Rd. (San-cap to Wild Lime) Saturday, June 21 8 a.m. til 3 p.m. Lots of Treasures! Furniture and ToysNS 6/20 CC 6/20


Pets Of The Week SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 THE RIVER JUNE 20, 201430 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Historical Society ........................................939-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Hi, Im Lewis. I am a very calm, quiet and super affectionate boy. If you want a devoted, loyal companion to share your life with, Im your guy. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services June adoption promotion. My name is Rapunzel. Im a beauty and thats a fact. What you may not know is what a beautiful personality I have. Im young and affectionate and Im ready make your family complete. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $50) during Animal Services June adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/ neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Rapunzel ID# 583650 Lewis ID# 588238


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