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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 27 JULY 11, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Shell Point Series: The Grandeur Of British PaintingThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point presents The Grandeur of British Painting on Tuesdays, July 14, 21 and 28 from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. in the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community. Dorothy Dottie Magen, M Ed will present a three-part art history series that begins with portraiture by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence and Thomas Gainsborough. Session Two continues with a study of 18th and 19th century landscapes and portraits. Session Three will bring the series to a close with a focus on Constable, Turner and other painters. Tickets for each session are $10. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 489-8472.continued on page 5 Gainsborough river landscapeMorning Meander At Lakes ParkTake a nature walk with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, August 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park, located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Participants meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from continued on page 5 Eastern phoebe photo by Meg Rousher Sheriff Speaks To Womens Clubby Di SaggauLee County Sheriff Mike Scott spoke at the July meeting of the Continental Womens Club. Scott said that his operation is two-fold, with half of their work dealing with law enforcement and the other half with the county jail. He referred to the 2,000 inmates housed there as the dumb masses they have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. He said, We feed em, fix em and move em. That includes medical treatment and transportation when needed. Scott said one of the biggest problems facing our area is drugs. Its a huge issue and the direct cause of many crimes. He said that considering the kind of growth experienced in Lee County, the crime rate is not alarming. Overall, this is a safe place to live. He also touched upon some safety tips and reminded everyone that in the event of any crime, we are the first responders and should always call 911. Anyone interested in getting emails about the latest fraud schemes should call the sheriffs department at 4771000 and ask to be put on their email alert list. The sheriffs presentation was personable, professional and also showed his engaging personality. The Continental Womens Club meets the first Thursday of every month at Colonial Country Club. The next meeting is August 7. Lunch is $19 and reservations are necessary. The program will feature Irish Step Dancing presented by Kellyn Celtic Arts. For more information, call Margie Connor at 561-8973. Sheriff Mike Scott with Lynn and Mike SchlesingerMajestic Places/Majestic Faces Exhibit Opening Reception July 11The gallery at Alliance for the Arts is filled with hundreds of images taken by photographer David White during his nine years living and teaching in Jakarta, Indonesia. Majestic Places/Majestic Faces includes 300 photographs and maps, all strung together into an installation representing a sort of walkthrough scrapbook. White, who grew up in Fort Myers but has lived abroad since 1999, says he wants to give his family, friends and hometown community a glimpse into the diverse destinations and peoples that have enriched his life while living in Jakarta. Majestic Places/Majestic continued on page 5 Indonesia Raja Ampat Sunrise at the Pier


THE RIVER JULY 11, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Everyday History Behind Faade by Gerri Reaves, PhDNot every historic structure in the downtown historic district qualifies as remarkable. There are structures in which nothing historically significant is known to have occurred. Some buildings do not have the distinction of having been built or lived in by a prominent citizen. Nor is their architecture outstanding in comparison to neighboring structures. But when a building has been part of the business and social fabric of a town for many decades, it gains some status simply for being a part of something larger, for belonging in its place. Such is the case with the building shown in the 1950 photo, 2208 First Street, adjacent to Franklin Hardware (right). Because the structure does not have a distinctive proper name, as do many downtown historic buildings (e.g., Bradford, Kress or Franklin Arms), locals have started referring to it as Idas, for practicalitys sake, since Idas Downtown Pub and Eatery was the last occupant. Its very location in the center of the commercial district, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, endows it with a kind of significance if for no other reason than its having been part of that blocks profile for more than a century. What is known of Idas history isnt particularly scintillating, but is revealing and meaningful to anyone interested in the everyday life of everyday people in historic Fort Myers. The buildings future is in question, for the owner has requested permission from the City of Fort Myers to demolish the deteriorated structure. The proposed demolition of an historic building in an historic district, to boot poses another vital question: If it is destroyed, should the faade, at least, be saved to preserve the aesthetic integrity of the block and downtowns signature look? The exact date of Idas construction is not known. However, evidence suggests no earlier than 1908 and no later than 1914, making it among the oldest structures downtown. Even the date it acquired its Mediterranean-Revivalist-style faade is unknown, but evidence narrows the year to no later than 1924 or 1925. What is known about Idas is that it housed a slew of business and residents over more than a century, including a long-lived family business in its early years. During the mid-19-teens, the two storefronts were occupied by a cigar factory and the Electric Shoe Shop, run by CP and Emma Corrigan. The couple lived in an upstairs apartment, which was reached via stairs on the buildings exterior. Emma Corrigan is remembered for opening the public pool on Palm Beach Boulevard in East Fort Myers decades ago. Meanwhile, by 1921, a business connected to Emmas sister, Mrs. Harold Betty Satchell, would move into Idas. Brothers Harold C. and Charles Satchell had come to Fort Myers in 1914 from St. Louis, where Harold had worked in his fathers dry cleaning plant. They had bought the Royal Dry Cleaning Company, located in the Patio de Leon (at that time called Tonnelier Court), but soon moved it to Idas, where it remained for several years. They advertised, odorless dry cleaning and careful hand laundry. Charles also ran the Lee County Hat Shop, a tailor and hatter business, in the building. Harold later bought-out Charles and renamed the business Satchells Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service. It prospered, eventually moved to Cleveland Avenue, and in 1957 was acquired by Prathers Dry Cleaning Company. continued on page 11 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau In 1950, Millers Restaurant and Oleander Ice Cream were located in the building vacated by Idas Downtown Pub and Eatery several years ago (adjacent to Franklin Hardware) courtesy Florida State Archives This block of First Street between Broadway and Hendry has looked essentially the same for almost a century photo by Gerri Reaves


3 THE RIVER JULY 11, 2014 Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!263.41 N 815.18 W FREE come in six times and get a FREE meal Fort Myers Public Art: Art Of The Selfieby Tom HallFor the month of July, Arts for ACT Gallery in the River District will feature over 40 artists who entered ACTs annual open themed show. Artists were given three creative themes from which to choose Famous Landmarks, The Art of the Selfie and Mixed Media Using Select Items. Artist Dr. Kyra Belan is judging the show and pickrf the first, second, third and honorable mention prizes on July 2. A resident of Cape Coral, artist, author, and scholar, Dr. Belan works in a variety of media including oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, digital art and mixed media. She has received numerous awards, honors and grants and her work can be found in many public and private collections. Her books are in libraries across the world, bookstores, college campuses and on Amazon.com. She is a co-op member of the Arts for ACT Gallery. You can view more information and images about Dr. Belan and her work at www.kyrabelan.com. If the past is any indication of the future, this years Open Theme Exhibition will provide an array of eclectic, whimsical and realistic paintings, sculptures, watercolors, collage, oils and photography. Entries proved to be very thoughtprovoking and imaginative, noted Arts for ACT Curator Claudia Goode. The art ranged from professional to emerging, self-trained and outsider to highly skilled; there is truly something for everyone. The opening reception for the show took place during Art Walk on July 4. Arts for ACT Gallery provides a quality, contemporary exhibition gallery featuring original art, limited edition prints, giclees, hand-crafted fine crafts, T-shirts, silver and glass bead jewelry, gourd art, raku, clay and art cards. It is a must see destination for all art lovers and collectors, providing a unique opportunity for everyone to learn and enjoy art. Highlighting the artwork of the current featured artist, the front gallery, reminiscent of galleries in SoHo, has 12to 16-foot high ceilings, distressed brick walls, and warm wooden floors. It is a great opportunity to meet the gallerys featured artists, have a glass of wine, and engage in lively artful discussions. The gallery is located in the 99-year-old Arcade Building at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information, call 337-5050. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Kyra Surrounded By Mystic Women Linda Bensons Art of the Selfie Lisa Freidus Art of the Selfie Claudia Goodes Breathing Paris Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JULY 11, 20144 Edison Estates Lauded By TripAdvisorEdison & Ford Winter Estates has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2014. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given to sites that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five. Volume and recency of reviews are necessary for consideration to achieve the certificate. The certificate is of great importance in the tourism industry. Visitors are able to rate their experiences in an open forum. This is the second such award for Edison Ford since 2011. Edison Ford Winter Estates is a National Register Historic Site and received the Award of Excellence for restoration from both the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. The site is a Florida Historic Landmark and has been designated as a National Historical Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society, the first site in the state of Florida to receive this honor. Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visitor tours include the historic homes, laboratory, inventions museum and 20 acres of gardens. Edison Ford attracts more than 225,000 visitors annually from around the world and is one of the Top 10 most visited historic homes in the nation. For additional information call 334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Edison & Ford Winter Estates attracts more than 225,000 visitors annually Shell Factory Welcomes 15,000th VisitorsThe Sunshine Elementary School were recently the 15,000th students to attend the Shell Factory & Nature Park, the Shell Museum, Fossil Museum and the Museum of Natural History. When the school system had to discontinue field trips several years ago, Tom and Pam Cronin as well as Richard Dunmire (who is celebrating his 56th year in the school system), took up the challenge. The school buses and drivers average $150 a trip. The 501(c)3 facility, managed by the Cronins and Dunmire, have 22 more buses scheduled to visit over the next month. We are very conscious of administrative costs, so our staff contributes all the labor expenses, said Tom Cronin. The Cronins also announced that the Fossil Museum will double in size during the month of July. For more information, visit www.shellfactory.com or their Facebook page. Students from Sunshine Elementary School visited the Shell Factory & Nature Park BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Saturday 10am e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! 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


5 THE RIVER JULY 11, 2014 From page 1Majestic Places/ Majestic FacesFaces features the cultural and natural beauty of Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. I am blessed to live and learn overseas. I hope to foster understanding between my Eastern and Western worlds through sharing moments of the truly majestic places and faces of Southeast Asia, said White. My intent, as always, is to seek and share positive, compassionate connections in all my worlds and with all peoples. It is an honor to be shown at the Alliance for the Arts. I look forward to seeing how the installation impacts my friends and the Lee County community. If a picture truly speaks a thousand words ... imagine what 300 can say? The Majestic Places/Majestic Faces opening reception is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 11. White will host a Gallery Walk on Saturday, July 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. Its free and open to the public. The exhibit is on display now and remains up until Friday, August 1. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Myanmar Yangon Choices Across The Bridge Nepal Kathmandu Boudhanath Gaze Indonesia Raja Ampat Island Photo Boating 03 From page 1Morning MeanderGladiolus and turn right. Drive to the end of the road, then continue 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. Wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. This tour, provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, is free with paid parking of $1 per hour or $5 for all day For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576, visit www.birdpatrol.org or find them on Facebook. From page 1The Grandeur Of British PaintingThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. It provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. 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 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JULY 11, 20146 Hortoons Lee Republican Women Attend Juneteenth EventLee Republican Women Federated attended the City of Fort Myers Juneteenth Fathers Day Celebration held at Clemente Park on June 14. This was the first time the womens group participated in this community event. The event was coordinated by the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers, Lee County Black History Society, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County. Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas in 1865, three years after Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation. Community Engagement Committee members were present to introduce the club, share the Republican party values and campaign literature on the upcoming governor and congressional races. We were thrilled to be invited to this fun family event, said Carmen Salom, Community Engagement chairperson for Lee Republican Women Federated. In talking with folks, we were surprised how many in the community agree with Republican values but vote for candidates that do not reflect those values. We wanted to share information and ask people to vote their values. The women also shared information on school self-reliance clubs and Frederick Douglass. I wore my Frederick Douglass Republican T-shirt because its a conversation starter, said Salom. It opens the door to dialog for Republicans and members of the minority community. The women handed out candy and prizes to the children that participated in the bean bag toss. Adults signed Vote Your Values petitions and walked away with information about the upcoming elections. The Lee Republican Women Federated meet the second Monday of the month at The Edison Restaurant, alternating lunch and dinner. The women are committed to bringing the club into the community, educate voters and Paint The State Red. 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 or on Facebook at LeeRepublicanWomenFederated. Lee Republican Women Federated at the Juneteenth Fathers Day Celebration 100th Birthday Celebration At Salvation ArmyFor years, Lea Van Poelvoorde (pronounced van pull vord) has been a regular weekly shopper at The Salvation Armys Family Store in Cape Coral. The staff has gotten to know and love her, and have planned a special 100th birthday celebration in her honor. The party will be held Friday, July 11 at 1 p.m. at The Salvation Army Family Store, 4402 SW 15th Avenue in Cape Coral. Van Poelvoorde has lived her life to benefit others. During the time her home country of Belgium was occupied by Germany, she was part of the underground, helping to save lives. She immigrated to the United States in 1953 and settled on the east side of Detroit. She was a snowbird (spent winters in Fort Myers and summers in Detroit) for 25 years, and eight years ago, settled full time in the tropical paradise of Fort Myers. She is mother to five children; the oldest in their 80s, the youngest is 56. Van Poelvoorde likes shopping at The Salvation Army for the great bargains as well as the knowledge that she is helping others in need. Proceeds from Family Store sales fund The Salvation Army Crossroads center, a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for men. Lea Van Poelvoorde To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


7 THE RIVER JULY 11, 2014 Sheriffs Office In Harmony With Local YouthThe Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is providing a free weeklong day camp that allows children to participate in various outdoor activities and develop positive esteem. Harmony In The Streets is a community program for boys and girls that emphasizes respect for others and promotes healthy relationships with local law enforcement officers. The Harmony In The Streets day camp will be held July 21 to 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Hope Presbyterian Church. A maximum number of 60 children can participate in the program. Funding for this local program is provided by dedicated individuals, community based groups and a strong commitment from Lee County Sheriff Michael J. Scott. The mission of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is to prevent juvenile delinquency and develop lawful, productive citizens through a broad range of family-centered services. Since 1957, the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches has served thousands of boys, girls and their families. This charitable, nonprofit corporation was founded by the Florida Sheriffs Association and operates four residential child-care campuses and two youth camps. Additionally, it provides community-based services and family counseling to as many of Floridas neglected, troubled children as funds will permit. Voluntary contributions are the primary source of funding, especially thoughtful gifts made through special bequests in wills and trusts. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc. and the American Camp Association. For more information, visit www.youthranches.org. Greeters ClubAll are invited to attend the Greeters Club monthly luncheon on Thursday, August 21 for an entertaining and informative fashion presentation. Luncheons are held on the third Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at the Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Christine Sherlock, professional image consultant with more than 25 years experience and is the owner of Image Matters in Fort Myers. She was formerly an international trainer for Color Me Beautiful. Every woman is a unique combination of physicality and personality. Sherlock has an innate ability to sense what clothing and accessory styles will best suit each client. A style personality quiz will be provided to help attendees determine their own unique style, and learn tips on how to best express that personal style through clothing and accessory choices. Cost to attend the luncheon is $20 per person. To make reservations and to find out more about joining this dynamic group of Lee County women, email greetersclub@gmail.com. Provide your contact information (your name, email address and phone number). You will receive confirmation of your reservation. For more details, visit www.greetersofgreaterfortmyers.com. Beach Chamber Bowling BashHit the lanes with the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at the Beach Chamber Bowling Bash. The fun all happens on Thursday, July 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Beach Bowl and Pelicans Arcade and is open to the public. Enter a team of up to five players and play from either 5 to 7 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for Winning Team, Best Score, Worst Score and Most Outlandish Bowling Shirt. Cost per team is $125. However, if you dont want to bowl, you can still join in the fun as part of the gallery for $10. There will be free pool, cornhole and other games for all attendees as well as free food and a cash bar. There will also be plenty of raffle prizes. Beach Bowl and Pelicans Arcade is located at 17651 San Carlos Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. For more information or to register, visit www. BeachChamberBowl.com or call 4547500. Salvation Army Holds Disaster Relief TrainingAlmost one month into hurricane season, and The Salvation Army stands ready to provide disaster relief with teams of trained staff and community volunteers. The Salvation Army will host a disaster training day on Wednesday, July 16 for new volunteers who are interested in joining its disaster team and helping others during the next emergency. The training day will be held at 10291 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This training day will provide an overview of The Salvation Armys emergency disaster services program and explain how trained volunteers are deployed in times of crisis. The training will also provide an introduction to the cornerstone of Salvation Army disaster services, mass feeding and The Salvation Army mobile kitchen. Participants will learn the basics of response protocol. The Salvation Army disaster training is free, but due to space limitations, all participants should register in advance. To register, go to www. disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and visit the Upcoming Classes page on the website (http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/ training/?classes). For questions about the class, call volunteer specialist Kris Volpone at 2781551. Fourth Of July Celebration Downtown Fort Myers photos by Ron Kopko


THE RIVER JULY 11, 20148 Performance Study Lauds FMITA Lee County technical school has been ranked first in the state according to a just released report that compared first-year earnings of recent graduates as well as the percentage of graduates employed in their field of study. In the study, titled Higher Education Pays: Measuring the Economic Security of Floridas Postsecondary Graduates, the Lee County School Districts Fort Myers Institute of Technology (FMIT) is reported as having the highest median first-year wage and highest percent employed for postsecondary certificate graduates for all District Technical Centers in the state of Florida. This means that the median first-year earnings for graduates of the school exceed those of any other Florida Technical Center. There are 47 School District Technical Centers throughout Florida. Notably, when compared against all students at Florida state colleges earning associate of arts degrees, and against all students at Florida Universities earning bachelors degrees, the school still ranks first in median first-year earnings of its graduates. The reported median first-year earnings for FMIT graduates is $38,064, while the highest median for students earning associate of arts degrees at any state college is $28,884. The highest reported median for students earning bachelors degrees at any state university is $36,448. We are very proud of the work that our staff and students do here at FMIT and are elated that the true value of a technical education is beginning to be realized around the State of Florida, said Bill McCormick, the director of the school. Our economy is in great need of graduates who can fill the technical jobs which our growing workforce needs, and schools like ours are turning them out as fast as we can. The study, which was commissioned by the Florida Department of Education and completed by College Measures, is the first edition of an annual report which compiles Florida college and university earnings and employment data. The report reflects data outcomes for graduates and completers of programs in their first year after graduation for a five-year period from academic years 2006-07 through 2010-11. College Measures is a joint venture of the American Institutes for Research and Matrix Knowledge Group. A complete copy of the report can be found at www.fldoe.org/pdf/ EconomicSecurityReport.pdf. The information most relevant to the Technical Centers begins on page 25. Table 6 on page 27 indicates FMIT ranking first in median wage earnings, as well as first in the percentage of its graduates being employed in their field. Make And Take Art Classes At Arts For ACT Gallery Arts for ACT Gallery in downtown Fort Myers is offering Make and Take art classes for adults every Saturday and Wednesday nights in July. Classes include: Learn to Oil or Acrylic Paint Oil painting instruction with artist Linda Benson on Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your paints, brushes and canvas. Cost is $25 for each session. This workshop is being offered every Saturday in July. Woodburn & Decorate a Trinket Box Create a small trinket box that you will wood burn, paint and decorate with jewels and other items. Artist Kim KraftBeckler will supply the trinket box, paint and jewels. Cost is $35. The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memory Boxes Another name for a memory box is prayer, reliquary, alters, muse or wish boxes. Cherished mementos do not always fit in a scrapbook or album. They are also not visible to friends and family. This special box will safeguard and hold your memories. You can make your box into a hanging assemblage or a freestanding sculpture. ACT Gallery will supply the box and the glue. Bring in your photos, fabric, memories, keepsakes, embellishments and treasures to assemble. Cost is $25. The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 19 and/or July 26 from 1 to 4 pm. Paris Flea Market Crystal Pendants Make crystal pendants from old chandeliers using magazine or book pictures and embellishments that inspire you. ACT Gallery will supply the crystal pendants and glue. Bring a small image and other embellishments to make your pendant. Cost is $20. The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 26 or August 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. What Does every Wednesday. The class will be held each Wednesday, July 2 to August 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. An emphasis on found objects and art appreciation will be a part of each session. The student will be given a list of found objects to bring to each session; an expressionist painting, an art sculpture and a hanging assemblage will be created. An example of one class in the series: What Does a canvas board, old canvas painting found at a thrift store, plastic toys, prize ribbon, letters, memorabilia and acrylic paint have to do with Robert Rauschenberg? Answer: A combined painting or sculpture. The six-session series is being offered for $90. taught by srtist Susan Mills. You must pre-register for all workshops. Call 337-5050, email cgoode@ actabuse.com or sign up at the gallery, 2265 First Street. Book Club Selectionsby Di SaggauThe Light Between Oceans, a novel by M.L. Stedman, tells an irresistible and heartbreaking tale of love and loss, right and wrong and the consequences of our moral choices. Tom Sherbourne is trying to forget the horrors of war on the Western Front, so he takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly a half-day journey from civilization. He must turn to something solid, because if he didnt, who knew where his mind or his soul could blow away to like a balloon without ballast. That was the only thing that had got him through four years of blood and madness: know exactly where your gun is when you doze for 10 minutes in your dugout: always check your gas mask: see that your men have understood their orders to the letter. ou dont think ahead in years or months: you think about this hour, and maybe the next. Anything else is just speculation. From The Light Between Oceans Eventually, he brings his young, loving wife Isabel to the isolated island and they forge a lonely but content life together. Over the years, Isabel has two miscarriages and one stillbirth and while still grieving, she hears a babys cry coming from a boat that has washed up on shore. In the boat is a dead man and a living baby. Isabel quickly falls in love with the child and feels she is Gods answer to her prayers. Against Toms better judgement, they keep the child and raise her as their own, naming her Lucy. When she is 2 years old, both Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and learn that someone else has ties to Lucy. Her biological mother has never given up hope that her baby will be found. Tom and Isabel have to make a choice and regardless of what they choose, someone will be devastated. This is a debut novel from Stedman. She creates memorable characters and a story that reminds readers that life is complicated and the decisions we make can have consequences not only for ourselves, but for others. Stedman is from Australia and gives the reader intricate descriptions of the craggy Australian coastline and its natural inhabitants. You wont be able to stop reading all the way to the heartbreaking and ultimately satisfying conclusion. The Light Between Oceans is not just a good read, its one that lends itself to great book club discussion. Monday Night Dance Jam Starting in August, enjoy an evening at the Lake Kennedy Center filled with music and dancing with DJ Chris Cammarota (aka The Juke Box Hero). Every Monday night, he will be playing all of your favorite hits. His sound library contains a variety of music featuring the classics from the big band era into hit parade, rock and roll, oldies, classic rock of the s into new wave of the s, including vocals and dance. There will be trivia games with giveaways, line dancing and more. Come and dance the night away. Cost to attend the Monday Night Dance Jam is $3 per person; BYOB and free coffee will be available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the events runs until 9:30 p.m.For more information, call 574-0575. The Lake Kennedy Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Lake Kennedy Senior CenterKings And Queens Of Comedy ShowCome experience the zany antics of seasoned local veteran comedians Just Don, Sheena Reagan, Kent Perry and Robin Savage at the Kings and Queens of Comedy Show, presented by the Lake Kennedy Center on Friday, July 25. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This groups timeless variety of humor will make you giggle until it hurts! Be prepared for an unforgettable evening of comedy that will have you laughing out loud. Get together with friends for a night of fun and fabulous comedy. The comedy showcase costs $10 for members or $15 for non-members. Preregistration is required and snacks will be served. BYOB. Lake Kennedy Senior Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral. For more information, call 574-0575.


9 THE RIVER JULY 11, 2014 Achievement And Recognition Award Banquetsubmitted by Chanelle Campbell, secretary of the James Brunson Youth Development FoundationThe James Brunson Youth Development Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing academic scholarships to high school seniors wishing to further their education. This banquet is to honor our very own athletes of Southwest Florida who has paved the way for our future athletes in the community. This year of 2014, we will be recognizing former and current athletes of Southwest Florida with Lifetime Achievement and Recognition Awards. The former NFL football player Ernest Graham will be the guest speakers. The theme of this years banquet is You Can Make It, No Matter Where You Come From. Some of our athletes who will be receiving awards and recognition will be: Sammy Watkins, who graduated from South Fort Myers High School, attended Clemson University and then drafted fourth in the NFL first round draft pick of 2014 to the Buffalo Bills. Tiara Brown graduated from Fort Myers High School. After attending Columbus State University, she became a member of the USA boxing team. She was the first woman boxer in the Olympics from Southwest Florida, and is a member of the USA boxing team. Presently, she is ranked number one in the world at weighing 125. Anthony Henry graduated from Estero High School and University of South Florida; he has the NFL rookie record of 11 interceptions with the Dallas Cowboys. Walt Wesley graduated from Dunbar High School and University of Kansas. He was drafted sixth in the first round of the NBA draft. Ernest Graham graduated Mariner High School and University of Florida. After graduating from college, he became a free agent, and then picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he played for eight seasons. Noel Devine graduated from North Fort Myers High School with a county record 92 touchdowns. He attended University of West Virginia and became a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles, and presently playing the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Warren Williams graduated from North Fort Myers High School and University of Miami. Then, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Others who will be in attendance are Trey Boston, Jaylen Watkins, Edward Gant, Javariss James, Magic Benton, Teddy Dupay, Dwayne Jackson, Jeremy Ware, Richard Washington, Quinton Pointer, Isaac Harvin, Corey Lynch, Andrew Layton, Markihe Anderson, Reidel Anthony, Marcus Willis, Quinton Willis, Sarah Spilmaker, Shannon Graham and more. The event will take place on Friday, July 11 at the City Pier, 1300 Edwards Drive in Fort Myers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. If you plan on attending this event, call John Campbell at 334-7388. Visit www.jamesbrunsonyouthdevelopmentfoundation.org for additional information regarding this event or to purchase tickets. Proceeds will go to the foundations college fund. 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 RestaurantShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


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 CHURCH One of a few federated Lutheran (ELCA) and Episcopal Congregations in the nation. 19691 Cypress View Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33967. 239-267-3525 or visit www.lambofgodchurch.net. The Rev. Dr. James Reho leads Sunday worship services at 7:45 and 10 a.m. Sundays Cool for Children 10 a.m. 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 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 Friday From page 10 TEMPLE 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 continued on page 11THE RIVER JULY 11, 201410


11 THE RIVER JULY 11, 2014 From page 10Churches/Templesand 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 MYERS11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Pastor Peter Weeks. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional, 10 a.m. Blended. From page 2FacadeFor many locals, the Satchell name evokes memories of either that family business or Betty Satchells School of Dancing, where both mother and daughter, Betty Jean, taught children to tap, pirouette and enjoy the performing arts. As Fort Myers moved into the years of the Great Depression, Idas was occupied by various businesses and offices, including Postal Telegraph Company, realtors, and even a well-drilling firm. Nickells Jewelry was located there for a while in the 1940s before moving to Main and Broadway. The buildings long restaurant history was initiated in the 1930s and continued virtually non-stop until it was vacated in 2006. Among the many restaurants were the Royal Palm in the late 1930s, and in the 1940s, a drug and sundries store, Malaterras, and the Blue Lantern. When the 1950 photo was taken, Millers Restaurant and Oleander Ice Cream were located there, as the signage indicates. The Brown Derby came next, followed by the Lyons Den and Town & County Restaurant in the 1950s and into the early 1970s. The final restaurant period from the mid-1970s on included Nelsons Kitchen, Sams Kitchen, followed by Idas in the mid-1990s. Since Idas Downtown Pub and Eatery closed, the building has remained vacant and somewhat neglected. A few years ago, one local history buff volunteered to paint the exterior. It still bears that dusky teal color. Walk down First Street to a building with many stories to tell and ponder its fate. Then continue your exploration and musings with a trip to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the signature architectural style so vital to downtowns heritage tourism industry. Call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org for more information. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. If you love local history, be sure to visit 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 Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer; Early Fort Myers: Tales of Two Sisters by Alberta Colcord Barnes and Nell Colcord Weidenbach; ufdc.ufl. edu; and the Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. Symphony Holds A Staycation Summer Concert & Fundraiser The Southwest Florida Symphony, Lee Countys only professional orchestra and one of the oldest symphony orchestras on Floridas gulf coast, will hold a Staycation Summer Concert & Fundraiser on Wednesday, July 23 at the Calusa Nature Center Planetarium from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Calusa Nature Center is located at located at 3450 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. Tickets to this event cost $50 per person and include wine provided by Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners, light appetizers from Adas Natural Market and performances by Southwest Florida Symphony ensembles, including the Southwest Florida Symphonys concertmistress Reiko Niiya, principal flutist Bill Larsen and other notable symphony veteran musicians. Refreshments will be served in the Calusa Nature Centers Planetarium lobby from 5:30 until 6:15 p.m, then the symphonys ensembles will perform an eclectic blend of musical styles from 6:30 until 8 p.m. To purchase tickets and for more information, call the Southwest Florida Symphony box office at 418-1500 or visit www.swflso.org. Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc. July 17, 2014 Summer Pot Luck Cypress Lakes Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Doors Open 11:30 a.m. Lunch Served: 12:00 p.m. Bring a covered dish for 8, to share with our members. Suggestions include: Salads Chicken, Tuna, Egg, Potato, Pasta, Green, Jello, Fruit; Baked Beans, Deli Platter, Deviled Eggs, Dinner Rolls, and Desserts. Beverages and all the rest will be furnished by LCGS. Complete the registration form below and return to Ruth Emmel by Monday, July 14th to Ruth Emmel, 273 Lakeside Drive, North Fort Myers, FL 33903. You can also call Ruth at 239-995-3160 or email her at ruthce318@aol.com. For more information visit www.LCGSFL.org or call Shirley at 239-284-0072. After lunch enjoy the Program: Beside The Still Waters with Pamela and Marlene Fernandez The story of Antonio and Mary Fernandez is fascinating. Their family has grown quite large in just a few generations in the new world, so the focus of this book is on the couple who brought their family to America across the great wide ocean from Portugal, and on the rst generation of children they raised here. Take a step back in time and learn what it was like to live on Mound Key and in the little village of Estero, Florida in those pioneer days of so long ago.I plan to bring my award winning Name: Email: Phone: Jon T. Cudzik of Fort Myers Beach passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. He was 48 years old. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Jon was the son of the late Walter J. Cudzik of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Survivors include his mother, Ruth E. Cudzik of Fort Myers Beach, his older brother Michael W. Cudzik of Fort Myers Beach, and his younger brother David C. Cudzik of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Jon lived in Gulf Shores, Alabama where he built two houses and owned a grill and pub for 14 years. He came to live on Fort Myers Beach to be closer to his mother. Jon started his license frame business then. Jon was the founder and the sole owner of the Blue Marlin License Frame, LLC, which he operated out of Fort Myers Beach. He loved the water, living on the beach and being with the nature around him. That is what inspired him to create his frames of sea animals. It became a very successful and profitable business. He was a loving, giving, kind man who gave to all his friends and family. We love you and will miss you always. Family and friends may sign the guest register by visiting www.horizonfunerals. com. OBITUARY JON T. CUDZIK


Inshore Gag Grouper And Mangrove Snapperby Capt. Matt MitchellWith the 4th of July weekend now behind us, we are into some of the best what I like to call meat fishing of the year. Inshore fisherman now not only have most of the local waters to themselves, but they can also target two species of fish that are usually for just the offshore guys. The summer inshore and near shore mangrove snapper bite for the next few months is as good as it gets. These tasty fish can be caught on structure throughout the sound, in the passes and on near shore wrecks and reefs, A few favorite places to target these fish include the edges and ledges of the shipping channel that runs out of Boca Grande Pass and the deepest sections of Captiva Pass. Mangrove snapper can be caught just about anywhere, although catching fish that are in the 14to 16-inch range takes a little more skill. Docks, blow downs and pilings within close proximity to the passes are also a good place to get you your fresh snapper dinner. These fish have very good eyesight, so the lighter the leader and the least amount of terminal tackle you can get away with the better. Live shrimp will work, but small pinfish, grunts and white baits are a better choice for the bigger mangs. For some reason, the mangrove snapper we catch from the passes out into the gulf are just a milder tasting fish than the ones we catch mangrove fishing in the sound. My thoughts on this is that the gulf fish eat a better diet and live in cleaner water than the fish we catch in the sound. Regulations on the mangrove snapper are five fish per person per day, with the minimum size being 10 inches. A scaled, gutted and gilled mangrove snapper is one of the best local fish to cook whole, either grilled, baked or deep fried. With snook season closed, these fish are one of my go to species all summer long for clients looking to take home a fresh fish dinner. Gag grouper is also high on the list of my favorite fish to target and eat during our summer months. This shallow water grouper can be caught in a lot of the same places as the mangrove snapper, but requires heavier tackle and bigger baits to pull them away from the structure. Many of the places these fish are caught are kept top secret by local guides and anglers as they are a almost private secret honey hole that may be just a sunken boat or appliances out in the middle of nowhere. Any inshore structure is a good place to start your hunt, with the deeper passes being a good choice. Several of my favorite gag grouper spots are rocky edges in the passes. These spots seem to be better action on the slack tide just when its changing, so you can hold the boat directly over the structure and fish large live baits on heavy tackle straight up and down. Another way to target these fish is by trolling deep diving plugs around the bridges and passes. Regulations on fag grouper and two fish per angler, with 22 inches being the minimum size. This season is open July 1 through December 3. Gear rules require anglers to use circle hooks and have a de-hooking device. The requirement of a venting tool was eliminated in January. 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. Art Coffey from Indiana with a gag grouper caught while fishing Pine Island Sound with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Discard shing line responsibly/in designated receptacles THE RIVER JULY 11, 201412


13 THE RIVER JULY 11, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Nursery Newsby Patricia MolloyBaby care is a substantial portion of the rehabilitation work performed at CROW. Each year, the wildlife clinic treats thousands of orphaned, abandoned and injured baby bunnies, squirrels, opossums and raccoons, in addition to ducklings, songbirds, fuzzy owlets, raptors and the occasional tiny turtle. The team of staff members, students and volunteers work around the clock to administer species-specific diets and critical medications while providing environments in which the youngsters will thrive. The avian nursery, which is perpetually at capacity, currently houses dozens of tiny patients, most of which arrived with light, downy feathers. Lined with incubators, the shelves of the room also contain tall stacks of clean towels and old newspapers to cover the bottom of the enclosures. Volunteers, staff and students move quickly and efficiently from one hungry bird to the next, meticulously recording individual body weights and dietary requirements. Each cage and carrier must be disinfected daily to minimize the possibilities of spreading germs. As soon as each patient has been fed, the team begins the wellchoreographed routine once again. It takes weeks or months for babies to mature enough to survive in the wild. Most of the babies raised at the clinic from babyhood do not need to be returned to the exact location in which they were found, since they were too young to have established a territory. If you are interested in having wild mammals, birds or reptiles released on your property, contact the clinic for the set of guidelines to determine if your land is suitable. The clinic will review the set of guidelines with property owners to determine if their place is suitable. Some of the questions include: Is the property wooded? Is there a pond? Is it safe from free-roaming dogs? Since 1968, CROW has participated in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of more than 100,000 wildlife patients and relies soley on charitable support. All contributions help care for the wildlife that keeps visitors returning year after year. 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 P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Hungry baby crows at CROW 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. They have churned into a school of mackerel and are trailing their lines about 30 yards off the stern. Chapter 1 Part 5 I felt a jerk on my line and yelled to Lummis that our lines were fouled, but he shouted, Our lines arent fouled. Weve both got a fish on! No sooner had he spoken than my line started singing. There was no time for anything else then. We let them run as far as they wanted, praying they wouldnt foul our lines. They didnt. We reeled them in fast and swung them aboard, not bothering with the gaff. They looked to weigh three or four pounds apiece. We hurriedly checked our wire leaders to see that they had no kinks and let the lines back out. Lummis had one on in just a few seconds and before he could get his reeled in, I snagged one and reeled him in. We didnt slow the boat, but kept going in a circle through the school. We fished the school out and I was amazed to see that the fish box was almost brimful. We mustve had 25 to 30 mackerel. Then we traipsed off in another direction, got into two more schools, and really racked them up. At about 3 in the afternoon, we started homeward. When we could see the houses on Fort Myers Beach, Lummis told me to put out a rod with a #5 spoon on it, that two days before several boats had brought in some large kingfish from the area. I did as he suggested, and in about 10 minutes, whatever struck my line started to take rod and reel away from me. Lummis shouted that it was a kingfish. I played him carefully and finally got him close enough to the boat for us to see him, but at the sight of the boat, it was off again and that old line went zinging through the water. With a little patience, I soon had the fish swimming within reach of the gaff hook, which Lummis unceremoniously sank into him with a lurch over the side. 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THE RIVER JULY 11, 201414 Plant SmartBahama Strongbarkby Gerri ReavesIf Bahama strongbarks (Bourreria succulenta) wildlife friendliness, low-maintenance, and ornamental value dont convince you to include it in your landscape, consider that is in listed as endangered in Florida. Also called bodywood and strongback, its native habitat is coastal hammocks and the edges of woods. It grows as a shrub or small tree up to 30 feet in height in the wild, but about 15 to 20 feet in a home landscape. The drooping branches and bushy evergreen foliage provide food and cover for wildlife. Birds such as mockingbirds and catbirds eat the fruit, and the tree is a nectar plant for butterflies, including the Bahamian and giant swallowtail, the Julia, large orange sulphur, mangrove skipper and southern broken-dash. It attracts hummingbirds, too. The bark is rough, thin and reddish brown. The dullgreen oval leaves of about two to four inches long become smooth with age. Clusters of white fragrant flowers appear in late summer and fall. Five-petaled and bell-shaped, they measure about a half-inch across. The fleshy reddish-orange fruit at the branch ends is edible for people, but not palatable. High drought tolerance, moderate salt tolerance, fast growth and an ability to grow well in alkaline soil make this native tree hardy and versatile. Use it as a specimen plant or in a group to form a screen with the vine-like branches. Give it full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil. It can be propagated from the seeds, although not easily. Bahamians make a traditional vivifying tea from the bark. Sources: Trees of Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys by George B. Stevenson, The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, Wild Plants for Survival in South Florida by Julia F. Morton, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, and regionalconservation.org. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Bahama strongbark is listed as an endangered species in Florida photo by Gerri Reaves Ding Darling Legacy Honored Around USAsubmitted by Samuel KoltinskyWe at Marvo are excited to announce many new developments, including additional exhibit locations, a new office for Marvo, and the upcoming rededication of Lake Darling. New discoveries keep appearing as we continue to explore Jay N. Ding Darlings legacy through the traveling exhibit, The Hidden Works of Jay N Ding Darling. Thomas Lendt, son of Darlings biographer, the late David L. Lendt, is generously providing for the exhibit many unique items his father acquired during his research for the book, Ding: The Life of Jay Norwood Darling We continue to acquire other treasures for our exhibit, adding greater levels of depth and expansiveness to the exhibit. The Hidden Works exhibit will be on display at the Wildlife Society Conference coming up October 25 to 30 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Be sure to drop by Marvos booth and say hello to Sam. We are also excited to announce the reopening ribbon cutting of Lake Darling State Park, three miles west of Brighton, Iowa. The culmination of many years of hard work on the part of local residents and the State of Iowa, the lake is opening after being completely drained and refilled as part of its cleaning and rehabilitation. Fay Vittetoe of the Friends of Lake Darling has witnessed much of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources effort. After fourteen years and over 14 million dollars, I am honored to announce the reopening ribbon cutting of Lake Darling State Park, she said. The exemplary soil and water conservation practices completed in the Lake Darling Watershed and the public-private partnerships forged in the parks renovation and lakes restoration are in the spirit of Jay N. Ding Darlings trans-generational conservation ethic. The impressive resurrection of the once-polluted lake named for Jay N. Darling is the inspirational subject of a new Marvo documentary in partnership with Iowa Public Television. In conjunction with the Ribbon Cutting will be the renaming of nearby Highway 78 as the Ding Darling Memorial Highway. In keeping with Darlings legacy of leadership and conservation education, the Marvo documentary, Americas Darling: The Life of Jay N. Ding Darling, will be used as a case study of conservation leadership in a training program being developed by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Management Assistance Team (MAT). MAT provides leadership training for state, federal, non-governmental organizations and tribal conservation professionals around the country. More details to come. Marvo is honored to be part of the stewardship of another great natural legacy, Mahr Park at Hidden Hills Farm in Madisonville, Kentucky. Upon her death in 2009, Ms. Glema Mahr bequeathed her 265-acre farm to the City of Madisonville as a Park. Marvos new office is located on-site at Mahr Park as we witness and document its development firsthand. Wow, what a place to be creative! I have found Muir, Carson and Darling already in the Mahrs library. As with what is happening with Lake Darling, Mahr Park at Hidden Hills Farm will be a model for the country for conservation and stewardship, states Marvo Entertainment Groups owner and producer, Samuel Koltinsky. A special heartfelt congratulations to our friends at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation as INHF celebrates its 35th anniversary June 26 Happy Birthday and best wishes for your team and projects in the years ahead! Marvo Executive Producer Samuel Koltinskys work is inspired by a passion for stories, history, preservation, and the environment. Over the past twentytwo years, he has produced numerous documentaries in Europe and the United States and has worked with PBS, the History Channel and the Documentary Channel. He may be contacted by phone at (270) 625-6815 or email at sam@marvoentertainmentgroup.com. DVD copies of award-winning Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling are available for purchase on Marvos website: www.marvoentertainmentgroup.com/the-store. Dragonfly Pays A VisitMarcee Anderson sent in this photogaph of a dragonfly that appeared for several days during her stay at Krusty Petes On-The-Beach on Fort Myers Beach. Dragonfly Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


15 THE RIVER JULY 11, 2014 First Call To Artists For 2014-15 BIG ARTS SeasonBIG ARTS invites all artists to submit entries for possible selection into the first exhibition of the season, the juried theme show, DiscARTed. Featuring recycled materials incorporated into original pieces of art, the entrance fee for the exhibit is $25 for current BIG ARTS members for up to two entries and $35 for non-members for up to two entries. BIG ARTS memberships begin at $75 per year and artists may join or renew their membership during receiving. All submitted artwork must contain at least 75 percent recycled material, and paintings over old paintings will not be acceptable nor will mechanically reproduced work. Wall sculptures and paintings must be ready to hang and not exceed 50 pounds or 48 inches in any direction and wall art must be wired and ready for hanging. Artists are encouraged to bring their own pedestals as there are a limited number available in the Phillips Gallery. Standing sculpturea must not exceed 72 inches in any direction or weigh more than 150 pounds, the artwork must not have been produced in a class or workshop and the work must not have been exhibited at BIG ARTS previously. All artwork must be available for sale. All entries must be submitted for review to BIG ARTS between 9 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, October 14. No entries will be accepted prior to the official receiving date and time. Awards for first place ($500), second place ($300) and third place ($100) as well as merit awards $50 and honorable mentions will presented during the artists reception held in Phillips Gallery on October 24 between 5:30 and 7 p.m. The juror for the DiscARTed exhibit will be Anica Sturdivant, gallery coordinator of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The full prospectus is currently available at BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. DiscARTed will be on display in Phillips Gallery from October 16 through November 28, and both the exhibit and the artists reception will be free and open to the public to attend. For more information, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900 or e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org. Discobolusto by Jerry Churchill Outdoor Family Movie Night At The AllianceCelebrate the end of summer vacation with a screening of The Wizard of Oz at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, August 9 at 8 p.m. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers and enjoy this all-time classic film under the stars with your family and friends. A suggested $5 donation helps ensure continued free family programming at the Alliance. Support for Family Movie Night generously provided by Briers CPA, DinoLingo.com, Internet Services Group of Florida, Riverside Realty, Staging Matters and Winged Foot Title. The Alliance Outdoor Family Movie Night Series will return in January. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Author To Be Keynote Speaker At LuncheonThe author of Frederick Douglass Republicans The Movement To Re-Ignite Americas Passion For Liberty, KCarl Smith will be the keynote speaker at the Lee Republican Womens Federated luncheon on Thursday, September 11 at The Edison Restaurant in Fort Myers. Smith loves his country and is an unyielding defender of the Constitution and liberty. A former Army officer and motivational speaker who has become a sought-after political activist, his quest is simple: re-ignite Americas passion for liberty and help shape a new Republican Party. Smiths commitment to the guiding principles of the Founding Fathers led him to launch the Frederick Douglass Republican Movement, a grassroots initiative to enlighten, educate, empower and equip its members based on the Frederick Douglass Republican Methodology. This is a unique and powerfully effective strategy to: Re-ignite Americas passion for liberty Help the Republican Party recapture its political distinction Save the souls of the politically lost Promote racial unity Create an atmosphere for political dialogue without the accusation of racism or Uncle Tomism Trump the race card. A political motivator, Smith captivates and inspires audiences with infectious energy, compassion and satire. He brings his expertise and provides down-to-earth solutions on how the conservative movement can broaden its base. His presentations serve as a beacon of hope for those who hold liberty in high-esteem. Smith leaves audiences ready to take action; action which could change the political landscape of America. The son of Col. (retired) Earnest C. and Bessie Smith, Sr., KCarl is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, was reared in Huntsville, Alabama. He is a graduate of Alabama A&M University and makes his home in Trussville, Alabama. He is the proud father of three children and five grandchildren. To reserve a spot for this luncheon, call 432-9389, email rmh738@aol.com or visit www.leerepublicanwomen.com. Space is limited. KCarl Smith Chamber Hosts Girlfriends Night Out On July 11Kendra Sutton, chair for Love That Dress! 6, invites all to attend the Above Board Chambers Girlfriends Night Out on Friday, July 11 at Trini in Private Salon & Spa, located at 13499 S. Cleveland Avenue #233 in Fort Myers. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m., all in benefit of PACE Center For Girls Lee. This exciting night out is sponsored by the Above Board Chamber and will feature manicures and haircuts by appointment. Book ahead and receive 25 percent off all services by calling 628-1628. This girls night out will feature wine and cheese provided by Trini in Private Salon & Spa along with raffles, door prizes and a silent auction. Grab your girlfriends and enjoy this opportunity to be pampered, donate your gently loved dresses and have fun while benefiting a great cause. Admission into the party is your donation of one or more new or gently-loved dresses. All styles of dress are accepted, from beach-to-ball gown-to-bridal. New or gently-loved handbags, shoes and accessories are also welcome. In lieu of a donated item, guests may donate $5 to PACE Center For Girls. All of the dresses and other items collected during the party will be up for sale at this years Love That Dress! event on Wednesday, August 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero, which is open to the public. All of the proceeds from Love That Dress! 6 will benefit PACE Center For Girls, a non-residential prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. Visit www.pacecenter.org/centers/lee/lee-ltd/collection-parties and view the calendar of upcoming dress collection parties in July and August leading up to the big event. For additional information about Love That Dress, contact Kendra Sutton at LoveThatDress6@gmail.com or 910-6414 or Sally Kee at Sally.Kee@pacecenter.org or 425-2366. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


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17 THE RIVER JULY 11, 2014 The Calendar Girls lit up the stage at a fundraiser for their pet charity, Paws For Patriots, at the Tropicana Community in Fort Myers on July 4. Since 2006, The Calendar Girls have supported Paws For Patriots of Southeastern Guide Dogs, located in Palmetto, Florida, and have sponsored 13 world class guide dog puppies for veterans. For more information, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com and www.guidedogs.org. Finalists To Be Featured In New Works FestivalGulfshore Playhouse has chosen the finalists for four plays that will be featured in the 2nd annual New Works Festival to take place September 1 through 7. The New Works Festival will bring together a team of actors and directors for a weeklong festival in which each playwright will hone their play and then present their work to an audience. The four finalists that will be featured are: Harlowe by Jennifer Lane, Rust On Bone by Bianca Sams, Shepherds Bush by Scott C. Sickles, and Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood. I am delighted that we will be able to foster the work of each of these four plays during the New Works Festival. All four playwrights who will be participating are enormously talented, and I am honored that Gulfshore Playhouse will be presenting their work to Southwest Florida audiences, said Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse. Gulfshore Playhouse announced a call for submissions for the festival in November 2013. The first 100 submissions from playwrights and agents were considered for inclusion. On June 3, the playhouse announced 10 semifinalists, from which the four finalists were selected. The additional semifinalists that were considered were: Headometry by Helen Banner, Tabula Rasa by Kevin Brewer and Shane Breaux, The Velocity of Geography by James Farrell, Split in Three by Daryl Fazio, Under This Roof by Barbara Kingsley, and A Cave in the Desert by Paco Jos Madden. Subscriptions and single tickets are now available for the 2014-2015 season. The season includes Katori Halls The Mountaintop, Body Awareness by Annie Baker, Naples newest holiday tradition in Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol, continued on page 24 ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 The Calendar Girls appeared in Fort Myers on July 4The Calendar Girls Raise Funds For Paws For Patriots


THE RIVER JULY 11, 201418 Poker Tournament Raises $27,000 For Boys & Girls ClubsThe third annual Texas Hold Em No Limit Poker Tournament, held June 21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers, raised more than $27,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee Countys Summer Enrichment Programs. We experienced yet another great turnout during this special night of giving, and were so thankful for the communitys continued support in making it all possible, said Justin Stockman, event chair. Its a great feeling knowing that were working together as a community of individuals who believe in the success of our youth. Stockman said all proceeds will benefit the BGCLCs Summer Enrichment Programs that address the summer learning loss experienced by at-risk and underserved youth. With the funds, the clubs will be able to provide academically focused activities to ensure more than 400 of its members continue to make positive gains in their education and high-yield learning opportunities to promote creativity and participation in the arts. Free, nutritious lunches and snacks are provided daily during the camps to keep tummies full and minds sharp, while daily recreation and sports sessions will help youth stay active and healthy. While our clubs are commonly known to provide positive after-school programs to the communitys at-risk youth, we also continue our mission to inspire and enable these young people even through the summer months when academic retention is critical, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer of the BGCLC. Unfortunately, when school doors close, many children struggle to access educational opportunities as well as basic needs such as healthy meals and adequate adult supervision. Our clubs are where those kids need to be, spending their summer days engaging in educational activities and other programs that we ensure create positive outcomes for our members both in school and the community. Nearly 130 people attended this years event, and prizes included $2,000 for first place, $750 for second and $250 for third. Sponsors included World Champion Sponsor Scanlon Auto Group, Encore Bank, Total Electric Contracting, Knox Business Solutions, the Law Firm of David Goldberg, Northwestern Mutual, Owen Ames and Kimble, Quattrone and Associations, and Charlie Todd Investment Consulting. Celebrating 40 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. It strives to provide a safe, worldclass club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, citizenship while adapting a healthy lifestyle. The areas five Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to its programs. The BGCLC relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services.For more information about the BGCLC, call 334-1886 or visit www. BGCLC.net. Antonio Rao, Jackie Lagnese, Al Quattrone and Tim Nychyk Chris Weber and Dharmesh Patel Colton Ferry, John Oak, Mike Quackenbush, Ryan Baker and Brian Stockman Jarrod Morris and Kevin Schockling Kelsey Okerstrom, Jim Larkin, Justin Stockman, Silvana Vargas and Charlie Todd Scanlon Lexus vehicle


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THE RIVER JULY 11, 201420 Junior Golf Camp Focuses On Fundamentals And SportsmanshipShell Point Golf Club welcomes young golfers between the ages of 7 and 15 to participate weekly junior golf camps, held Monday through Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. throughout the summer. Players have been receiving golf instruction from PGA professional Gary Keating, PGA professional John Alfuth and teaching professional Nick Macenas. Each week, the young golfers have an opportunity to improve upon their technique through the use of a video program that captures their personal performance. Macenas said the instructors are focusing on the fundamentals and rules of the game. But were also emphasizing the importance of sportsmanship, integrity, and honesty on the course, Macenas added. Junior golf camp at Shell Point Golf Club is $60 per week, and light snacks are provided. For more information about the program or to sign up, call the Pro Shop at 433-9790 or visit www.shellpointgolf.com. Junior golf camp instruction at Shell Point Golf Club Record-Breaking World Cup TV Audience For Team USAby Ed FrankCould the euphoria over soccers World Cup, and the blockbuster interest in the United States team, portray a permanent escalating following of the sport we call a beautiful game? True, the U.S. team was eliminated by Belgium in the Round of 16, but the World Cup TV audience in this country watching that extra-time loss was all-time high. Remember that the game was played in the afternoon. Can you imagine the millions more who would have seen it if played at night? An estimated 21.59 million Americans tuned in to watch the game and 25.2 million watched the earlier U.S. vs. Portugal 2-2 draw. To put those figures into perspective, they are higher than any World Series game or NBA finals, and are comparable to any of footballs BCS title games all played in prime time. Had the U.S. team defeated Belgium to advance to the quarterfinals, the TV ranking would have been off the charts, according to Artie Bulgrin, ESPNs senior vice president for global research. Theres no question that the World Cup is in a class by itself in terms of interest, he said. We know that soccer is by far the most popular sport worldwide. We also know that interest in the U.S. is growing rapidly. Studies show that increasing number of parents are pushing their youngsters into the sport due to injuries associated with other sports, particularly football. The World Cup will accelerate that trend. The fact that the U.S. team advanced to the Round of 16 two consecutive times is a great accomplishment, considering that the U.S. didnt even qualify for the tournament from 1954 to 1986. Its true that the U.S. is not yet a powerhouse like Brazil or Argentina, but it has proven it is one of the 16 best teams in the world a significant accomplishment in a relatively short time. And that surge in talent and interest will continue to grow. Thats for certain. Miracle Home This Weekend After 10-6 Second-Half Start The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team returns to Hammond Stadium this weekend for a four-game series against Dunedin. The first pitch on Friday is 7:05 p.m. followed by a 6:05 p.m. start on Saturday, a Sunday matinee at 4:05 p.m. and the series closing at 7:05 p.m. on Monday. Following a 10-6 victory last Sunday over first-place St. Lucie, the Miracles secondhalf season record was 10 wins and six losses, which left the team in third place in the Florida State Leagues South Division. Pitcher Jose Berrios continues to lead the team with a 9-3 record and a low 1.96 ERA. Founders Cup Golf TournamentFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys annual Founders Cup golf tournament will tee off on Friday, October 10 at Pelicans Nest Golf Club in Bonita Springs. The fundraiser for the FGCU Foundation netted more than $80,000 last year for scholarships and for programs that ensure student success, teaching excellence and community enrichment. Celebrating its 23rd year, the tournament has raised more than $1.2 million since its inception.The Founders Cup celebrates the history of FGCU and provides a significant financial boost to the universitys mission in support of students, faculty and staff, said Christopher Simoneau, foundation executive director and FGCU vice president for advancement. We truly appreciate the commitment of the many sponsors and community supporters who believe in higher education and make this a successful event year after year.Major sponsors of this years tournament include Service Painting of Florida, Arthrex and Estero Bay Chevrolet. Sponsorship opportunities at several levels are still available, and donations are being accepted for the silent auction. The Founders Cup begins with a buffet luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Pelicans Nest clubhouse. Golfers begin play at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start on two of the clubs championship courses. Following tournament play, golfers will enjoy a dinner buffet and awards reception. Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Gator and Hurricane courses are certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The courses offer 36 holes of satisfying challenges for players of all skill levels. Its located at 4450 Pelicans Nest Drive within Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs. For more information on sponsorships, donations or registration for the 2014 FGCU Founders Cup, call Lindsey Touchette at 590-1016. Former Edison Player Now Head Baseball CoachJamie Corr started his college baseball career as a utility player for Edison Community College in 1993. Fast forward to 2014 and he returns as the head baseball coach for the newly-named Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW). His first day on the job will be July 17.It really amazed me the quantity and quality of applicants for our head baseball coach position, said Carl McAloose, Director of Athletics, FSW. We had incredible talent, including very successful NCAA I and II coaches apply for this position, and among all of this talent, we felt coach Corr was the best fit for us. His experience as a successful program builder and a winner combined with the fact that he wore our uniform during his college days separated him from an incredible field of coaching candidates. With the City of Palms being our home, a beautiful campus, and now with Coach Corr leading the team, I expect a very exciting and successful future for FSW baseball.I am very excited and very honored to have this opportunity to return to Edison, now Florida SouthWestern and lead the Buccaneers, said Corr. I have a lot of fond memories of the area. Ill be hitting the recruitment trail hard to find young men who will represent FSW in a first-class manner. With the beautiful City of Palms Stadium, I know we can recruit players who will have not only an incredible playing experience, but also get an excellent education. Corr joins FSW after leading Lambert High School in Cumming, Georgia to the USA Today and Collegiate Baseball National Championship and winning the 6A State Championship with a 36-2 record. Corr was named the USA Today National Coach of the Year. Corr joins new Buccaneers softball coach Robert Iamurri, who also was bestowed the honor of being named national coach of the year. Corr opened the program at Lambert High School in 2009 and built the baseball team into a state powerhouse, continued on page 22


21 THE RIVER JULY 11, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Summer boredom has hit at my house. The kids are not interested in doing much and they really dont want to do reading and math practice. Please give me some ideas to keep them going and practice their reading and math skills. Lee F., Sanibel Lee, Its easy to lose steam during the summer months, but it is important to keep going with academic practice since we all know that kids skills regress during (any) vacation period. Here are some ideas for you for reading, writing and math activities. Some good activities that re-enforce reading and writing are: Write a comic strip. Read books about summer activities before heading to the beach or a baseball game, pick out a book that discusses the activity. Email friends and family. Encourage reading in bead even if it pushes bedtimes. Allow your children to read in bed, even allowing them to stay up later as long as they are reading. Read everywhere. Read street signs, billboards and anything else you can find while youre on the go this summer. Read aloud every day! Here are some ideas to keep math skills sharp: Play board games. Board games build thinking skills and are a fun way for kids to play and learn over the summer. Track daily temperatures, humidity, rainfall and make a graph of each one. Calculate your familys emissions. Use the EPA personal emissions calculator to discover your emissions as a family, and discuss how you can improve. Count money when playing Monopoly. Let the kids act as the banker. Make grocery store visits educational ask each child to see if they can buy a complete family dinner for $10 These activities should help pass the summer doldrums with a bit more fun while keeping those important skills current for the next school year. Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. Shelley 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. Carlson Makes Presidents ListMatthew Carlson, a Fort Myers resident and a student at the prestigious Pratt Institute, was among more than 1,000 students who made the presidents list in the spring 2014 semester. Albion GraduatesAt the University of Rhode Islands 128th commencement held on May 17 and18, about 3,000 undergraduate and 680 graduate students became the universitys newest alumni. Max Albion, a resident of Fort Myers, received a bachelor of science degree in Animal Science & Technology. Gold Named To Honors ListBrett Gold, a resident of Miromar Lakes, was named to the honors list for the fall 2013 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson Universitys Florham Campus, located in Madison, New Jersey. Denholtz Named To Deans ListLucy Denholtz, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the deans list of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2014 spring semester. From page 13Fishermans ParadiseAfter this, full speed ahead. In we churned, real proud of ourselves. Id been truly hooked for life while fishing with Stan Lummis. 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. Entrepreneurs Graduate On June 25, 14 aspiring entrepreneurs graduated from the Goodwill MicroEnterprise course. The graduation ceremony took place at the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center, located at 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fort Myers. The Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute is a training program to help emerging entrepreneurs start new ventures and grow small businesses. Graduates complete a 12-module business and management training course over six weeks, and work with mentors who are successful businesspersons. Mentors for the recent session were David Burns, Tonya Farina and Rob Mang. The class facilitator was Jim Wallert. Graduating the course was Jimmy Cochran, Janelle Faison, Andrew Gesell, Kia Glimps-Smith, Anthony Jackson, Sharon Makowski, Deborah Newton, Tammy Rawson, Megzie RussellHamilton, Teresa Sankey, Ronald Stout, Mirna Valiente and Carol Womble. Samuel De La Rosa also completed the course, but was unable to attend graduation. Delivering the commencement speech was Pam Oakes, owner of Pams Motor City Tire and Auto Center. Through her automotive talents she has created the auto manual Car Care For The Clueless and a nationally-syndicated radio segment that reaches 10 million daily across 60 U.S. stations. Oakes was awarded SBA Small Business of the Year, and was named the NewsPress Best Auto Repair in 1996, and 1998-2013 in the Best of Southwest Florida readers poll. The Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute is administrated by Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. and is part of Goodwills mission to provide life-changing opportunities to people with disabilities and disadvantages to achieve independence. To learn more about the SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute, visit www.goodwillswfl.org/microenterprise or 995-2106 ext. 2219. County commissioner Cecil Pendergrass speaking at the graduation Recent graduates of the Goodwill MicroEnterprise Institute Fort Myers, FL New home 2 miles from Downtown River District with 3,100 sf Great Room design oering4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms a fenced pool area and 3-car garage on a half-acre lot.$775,000 FOR INFORMATION CALL 239-850-3003 NEW CONSTRUCTION Bougainvillea 1356


THE RIVER JULY 11, 201422 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 Financial FocusWomen Must Know What To Expect From Social Securityby Jennifer BaseyEveryone needs to be aware of the financial resources they will have available in retirement. But if youre a woman, you must be particularly diligent, for a variety of reasons. And that means youll need to know just what to expect from Social Security. Why should you, as a woman, pay extra attention to Social Security? For one thing, women often take time off from their careers to care for children and older parents, so they may accumulate less money in employer-sponsored retirement accounts, such as 401(k) plans. And women still live several years longer than men, according to the Census Bureau. Clearly, then, you need to get the most you can from Social Security. To do so, you will need to consider at least three key factors: Age You can start taking retirement benefits as early as 62, but your benefits may be reduced by up to 30 percent unless you wait until your full retirement age, which is likely 66 or 67. If you delay taking benefits until 70, your monthly benefits may be up to a third larger than if you started collecting Social Security at your full retirement age. Youll need to weigh a variety of factors such as family longevity, income from employer-sponsored retirement plans and your anticipated financial needs in determining when you should start taking Social Security. Employment If you work while receiving Social Security benefits before you reach full retirement age, your benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $2 you earn over an annual limit, which generally increases each year. In the year you reach full retirement age, your benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $3 you earn over the limit before your birthday. But once you reach full retirement age, your benefits will no longer be adjusted for earned income. Marital status As a spouse, you can generally receive Social Security payments based on your own earnings record or collect a spousal benefit of up to 50 percent of your husbands Social Security benefit. The benefit will be reduced if you start taking it before your full retirement age. To start collecting Social Security spousal benefits, you must be at least 62 years old and your husband must also have filed for his own benefits. If youre divorced, and youre not currently married, you can generally receive benefits on your ex-husbands Social Security record, as long as you meet certain conditions. (For example, you had to have been married to your ex-husband for at least 10 years.) No matter how much Social Security you ultimately receive, its almost certainly not going to be enough to provide all the income youll need. So during your working years, try to contribute as much as you can, for as long as you can, to your IRA and your 401(k) or other employersponsored retirement plan. At the same time, look for other investment opportunities. And when you reach retirement, create a withdrawal strategy that allows you to stretch out the income you receive from your investments for as long as you can. By saving and investing as much as possible during your working years, maximizing your Social Security payments and carefully managing your financial assets when youre retired, you can help improve your chances of enjoying the retirement lifestyle you deserve. This information is believed to be reliable, but investors should rely on information from the Social Security Administration before making a decision on when to take Social Security benefits. It is general information and not meant to cover all scenarios. Your situation may be different, so be sure to discuss this with the Social Security Administration prior to taking benefits. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. AppleJuiceSome Great Apps For Your iPhone/iPadby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSCam Card is great for all those business cards you have in your drawers or brief case. It keeps images of front and back of most business cards. It will also navigate you to the location listed on the card. There is a free version in the App Store, which limits you to 50 cards. $2.99 at the App Store for the unlimited version. Here is a link for a manual explaining how to use this great App: http://static.intsig.net/r/manual/ CamCard_ipad_en-us.html. Numbers is great for creating your own invoices if you are a sales rep as well as figuring a budget or measurements. It is a touch screen App and takes a little getting used to. Formulas are fairly simple. Included with the App are several templates. Numbers is similar to Excel. If you bought a new iPad/iPhone, this App is free; if not, its only $9.99 in App Store. Pages is similar to Microsoft Word and comes with several templates. You can write letters, design flyers, create documents, design business cards and insert pictures into documents. Again, this App is free with a new Ipad or IPhone; if not, only $9.99 in the App Store. Jot Not Pro is a great Scan program, which can also be found in the App Store for $2.99. You can upload your scanned documents to Evernote, Dropbox and Google Drive. Scan your receipts and important papers with this App. They also have a free version. Google Drive gives you 15 GB free cloud space for documents and/or pictures. You can have Groups where you share documents with one person or a group. Download free from the App Store. If you need a fax on your iPad, Ring Central is a great choice as you can get your fax anywhere in the world. Plans start at $19.99 a month through Vista Print, with a 30-day free trial. Pic Collage is great for before and after pictures, making picture postcards, sending thank yous through the app and is free at the App Store. Credit Karma keeps track of your balance on your mortgage as well as charge accounts and gives you a free credit score. It is amazingly accurate. Visit www. creditkarma.com. Workshops are held the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., and meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. (with the exception of July and August) at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For more information about the South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society, visit www.swacks. org. From page 20Head Baseball Coachquickly bringing national credibility to the program. Prior to Lambert, he was the head coach at South Forsyth High in Cumming, Georgia where he led the team to a #1 ranking in the state and was the 5A state runner-up. Corr has collegiate coaching experience at Darton College in Albany, Georgia; Augusta State University and Valdosta State University. Jamie is going to do a wonderful job and bring a lot of energy to the program. Hes an all-in type of guy, said Dave Tollett, head baseball coach at Florida Gulf Coast University. It will be great for us because in 15 minutes we can be there to watch FSW play. We would love to get some FSW players; its good to have another baseball program in town. Jamie is fundamentally sound and pays attention to detail. His players play with a lot of passion, said Scott Stricklin, head baseball coach at University of Georgia. He really knows the game and is a very good teacher. Theres no question he will have great players, which I would be interested in for my team. He is one of the best high school coaches in the state (of Georgia) and knows how to develop players, added Danny Hall, head baseball coach at Georgia Tech University. Hell hit the ground running because he knows what a good player looks like. As a coach, hes very fair, but also demanding. Lee County Tax Collector Cape Office ReopensThe Cape Coral location for the Lee County Tax Collector reopened on July 8 after being closed due to flooding. Remediation efforts by Fire Service, Lee County Facilities staff, Lee County DOT and Tax Collector staff have been successful, allowing the Cape Coral branch location to reopen for business. Drying machines will continue to run through the night so the office can be prepared in the early morning hours. The roof drains, which were the source of the problem, have been tested and are clear and working. Cape Coral is a large community and it is important that we can provide service in this local office, said Tax Collector Larry D. Hart.


23 THE RIVER JULY 11, 2014 deaRPharmacistNatural Muscle Relaxers And Soothersby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I went on a hike that was way too steep and long. My muscles dont recover quite as fast as when I was younger. What can I do or take? HN, Boulder, Colorado If it were me, Id take a hot bath with Epsom salts and a few drops of essential oils. The most important muscle relaxers include cypress, wintergreen, rosemary or basil. In fact, if you plan on working out hard, just rub a few drops of the oil into your muscles. If you feel the need, you could always ask your doctor if an over-the-counter pain reliever is OK for you. Even though they are sold without prescription, they have interactions, they affect the stomach or liver, and they have cautions so Im not sure what is right for you. Heres the thing though, most people suffer with chronic muscle soreness, they dont just overdo it from a hike or a horseback ride. If your muscles hurt all the time, or feel weak, I suggest you look in your medicine cabinet. Over 300 medications rob your body of CoQ10 (ubiquinol) and that can lead to muscle weakness, spasms, leg cramps, charley horses and other problems. Cholesterol drugs and blood pressure pills are the most infamous culprits, but it can also happen with diuretics, estrogen hormones, steroids and antibiotics. I wrote the book on this topic of nutrient depletion, so please refer to your copy of Drug Muggers for more on that. Lets get back to acute muscle pain now. The three most popular pain relieving medications are acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen (Aleve). Natural anti-inflammatories wont work quite as fast but they deserve honorable mention because they have other incredible health benefits. For example, boswellia, curcurmin and bromelain are known to have natural pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. Moist Heat Therapy Pads: These non-medicated, odorless pads are sold by various companies and some of them are even air-activated so they get kind of toasty on your skin, very similar to the moist heat of a shower. They help ease muscle/joint aches or pain associated with PMS, overexertion and strains for up to eight hours. Menthol medicated patches and creams: This creates a unique cooling sensation on the skin, but it doesnt support muscle health or heal the problem. MSM creams and lotions: Theres debate about whether this goes into the skin or not, but I think it does. In fact, many people report benefits from these products, especially with flexibility, muscle cramps, spasms, minor joint pain and knee pain. Capsaicin: Its the active ingredient in chili pepper and you can buy it at pharmacies nationwide. I suggest the patches or roll-on for ease but you can use a lotion (just wash your hands). These work fabulously for me, especially around my tight traps and you get even better results with repeated applications. Malic acid and magnesium: These are two supplements that I consider a onetwo punch for muscle pain. They help with anxiety and muscle tenderness. 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. 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 been retired for several years, and we live in a beautiful area, surrounded by retirees and other age groups. My wife and I have a very active social life that we enjoy. My only complaint is that neither of us ever gets the opportunity to dress up. All of my good suits, ties, tuxedo, etc. are wearing out on their hangers and my wife complains about the same thing. Everybody seems to be so casually dressed, even doctors, dentists and attorneys are casually dressed on the job. Only once did we attend a cocktail party given by an investment firm at six oclock, and we saw young men in suits and young women in dresses 10 inches above their knees and two sizes too small. One very successful retiree wears casual slacks, refuses to wear a jacket and only wears sweaters and heavy shirts. He refuses to wear socks even with his suedelined shoes. Is it us or should we just pile up our clothing and donate it to charity? Fred Dear Fred, I think you have nailed it. It is the same where I live. When I go into stores and see all of the dresses, I cant help but wonder who is buying all of this stuff? A friend commented that she wanted a new dress to wear to her nieces wedding. She tried but all of the dresses were eight inches above the knee and neckline to the waist. Mens clothing stores are advertising on TV suits, dress shirts and ties, and I wonder who is buying all of these things? Certainly not where I live. We must adjust to our environment and wear what the others wear; otherwise, we will look like dinosaurs. Maybe we should get out the plastic bags, fill them up with our stuff and take them to charity outlets who knows, they may not even take them. Lizzie Dear Fred, If you like to dress up, find opportunities to dress up like season tickets to the symphony, a dance and social club, for example. But overall, I agree people in general are not dressing up as much. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Goodwill To Cut Ribbon On First Mobile Job-LinkGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. will cut the ribbon on a new Mobile JobLink on Tuesday, July 15 at 9 a.m. at the Goodwill Opportunity Center, 5100 Tice Street in Fort Myers. The Mobile Job-Link will serve Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties and will travel a minimum of three days a week. The need for the Mobile Job-Link in rural, underserved areas is significant, said Goodwill Vice President of Community Support Services Fred Richards. The common recurring barriers we see relate to transportation, employment and service access. The Mobile Job-Link & Family Strengthening Service vehicle will provide financial literacy, health screenings, FAFSA applications and employment services to people who are underemployed, unemployed or disadvantaged. The following foundations have pledged their support to Goodwills first Mobile Job-Link: Arthrex, Inc., Bank of America, Collier County Community Foundation, Enterprise Holding Foundation, Southwest Florida Community Foundation, The Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation, The Martin Foundation, The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, United Way of Charlotte County, United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation. With the assistance of our community partners we hope to be able to serve more than 2,500 individuals annually through the Mobile Job-Link, added Richards. To learn more about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit www.goodwillswfl.org. Goodwills first Mobile Job-Link vehicle Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JULY 11, 201424 Gray Davis Elected President Of Uncommon Friends FoundationThe Uncommon Friends Foundation has elected its 2014-15 officers. They are: President, Gray Davis; Vice President, John Albion; Treasurer, Brad Shultz; and Secretary, Jody Van Cooney. Also elected were new board members Helena Dabrowski, Wynn Family Companies; Marilyn Stout, community activist and current member of Lee Memorial Hospital Board; and Ted Todd, Ted Todd Insurance. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among todays youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends,org. Gray Davis John Albion Brad Shultz Jody Van Cooney Dress For Success Announces New Board MembersBarbara Dell, executive director of Dress For Success SW Florida, announced the new members of the board of directors and advisory board. Former advisory board member Noelle Casagrande-Montgomery of Chicos FAS, Inc. has recently joined the board of directors, along with Connie Ramos-Williams of CONRIC PR & Marketing and Publishing and Joanne Show of Central Bank. Joining the advisory board are April Bordeaux of CONRIC PR & Marketing and Publishing; Lynn Brewer of Platinum PEO Resources, Inc.; Shelley Cahill of Shelleys Casual Elegance; Erica Castner of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce; Michelle Hoover of Alexander & Hoover CPAs, P.A.; Caryn Smith of Rodan & Fields and Fosters Grill; and Terri Sobeck of Stevens Construction, Inc. Dress For Success SW Florida provides professional attire for interviews and work, career skills training, employment counseling and other confidence building services for economically disadvantaged women in our community. The community members who step up to support our mission represent diverse backgrounds and careers, but theyre all united in their passion to help women build a better life for themselves, their families and their community, said Dell. I am inspired by their dedication and grateful for their willingness to serve. The new board of directors join an already-impressive roster of communityminded businesspeople, including founding president Donna Noce, president of White House Black Market, board trustee Lori Pachelli of CBRE Clarion Securities/ Marketing & Client Service, president Barbara Melvin of Wells Fargo, vice president/secretary Karen Anderson of Shell Point Retirement Community, treasurer Julio Barina of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co. and directors Shelley Allman of Walmart and Shiree Woody of Waterman Broadcasting. The new advisory board appointees join existing members Victoria Ramina of Lee County School District, Christine Sherlock of Image Matters and Gail Williams of Hodges University. Noelle Casagrande-Montgomery of Chicos FAS, Inc. Joanne Show of Central Bank Connie Ramos-Williams of CONRIC PR & Marketing and Publishing Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com From page 17New Works FestivalBroadway smash hit Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, 1st annual New Works Festival finalist: The Butcher by Gwydion Suilebhan, and from the author of Venus in Fur: The Liar by David Ives. Tickets for an individual reading are $15. Package pricing is $25 for two readings, $35 for three readings and $45 for four readings. Readings will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6, as well as a 3 p.m. reading on Sunday, September 7. For tickets, visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org or call 1-866-811-4111. All readings are presented at The Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in Naples.


PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. RELIGION: What are the first three words of the Old Testament? 2. MEDICAL: What is the common name for dentition? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: How many colors are in a rainbow? 4. GEOGRAPHY: How many countries make up Great Britain? 5. PSYCHOLOGY: What kind of fear is represented in heliophobia? 6. MOVIES: What do the seven dwarves do for a living in Disneys Sleeping Beauty? 7. LANGUAGE: What letter of the alphabet doesnt appear in any of the names of the U.S. states? 8. HISTORY: Which was the first of the 13 original colonies to be admitted to the United States? 9. MUSIC: What is Paul McCartneys middle name? 10. MEASUREMENTS: What is the metric equivalent of a quart? TRIVIA TEST 1. In the beginning ... 2. Teething 3. Seven 4. Three (England, Wales and Scotland) 5. Fear of sunlight 6. They are miners. 7. Q 8. Delaware 9. Paul (His rst name is James.) 10. A liter ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER JULY 11, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 14, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries leadership qualities can help bring order out of all that confusion, whether its on the job or in the home. But be careful to guide, not goad, others into following you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Applying a more personal view to a job-linked issue could help provide better insight into those persistent problems. Use your keen Taurean logic to cut through the double-talk. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Taking some time off could be the best way to get through that seemingly endless round of demands. Youll return refreshed and ready to tackle things from a new perspective. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Restoring a sagging professional relationship takes a lot of effort. By all means, state your position. But also make sure you pay close attention to the other persons point of view. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A hot prospect intrigues the Big Cat, who is always on the prowl for a promising investment. But be careful that this promise has a chance of being kept. Check it out more carefully. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A friend could use some of your compassion and concern. If he or she doesnt ask for help, be sure you step up and make the first move. Also, check out a new career possibility. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might have difficulty getting your opinions heard because of all the noise being made by the other side. But hang in there. Others should line up with you once they learn the facts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Offering to help a colleague is commendable. But before you commit your time and effort, check to see if that persons situation is all that he or she has led you to believe it is. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You soon should be seeing positive results from your recent efforts on behalf of a family member. On another matter, check that you have all the facts regarding a job assignment. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your aspects favor closer family relationships this week. Take time for visits, whether in person, by phone, by mail or in cyberspace. Let them know how important they are to you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A missed opportunity isnt always a negative. Maybe your instincts are telling you not to rush into something you thought was worthwhile. Make time for family this weekend. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your sense of humor helps you get through a tricky situation. But some stick-in-the-muds might not be so willing to make the changes that you and others agree are necessary. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for making everyone you know -or even just met -feel important and welcome in your life. On July 15, 1606, the Dutch master Rembrandt is born in Leiden. His portraits began to go out of style after the 1630s, when his human figures were criticized as being coarse and indecorous. On July 19, 1779, Massachusetts launches a 4,000-man naval expedition consisting of 19 warships, 24 transport ships and more than 1,000 militiamen to capture a 750-man British garrison on the Penobscot Peninsula. The failed expedition was considered the worst naval disaster in American history until the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. On July 18, 1914, convicted on meager evidence of murdering two Salt Lake City policemen, Wobbly Joe Hill is sentenced to be executed in Utah. Hill was a member of the International Workers of the World, called Wobblies. Scholars have debated whether Hill was railroaded because of his radical politics. On July 17, 1938, Douglas Wrong Way Corrigan, a glory-seeking flier, takes off from Brooklyn, pointed west. Twenty-eight hours later, Corrigan landed his plane in Dublin, Ireland, stepped out, and exclaimed, Just got in from New York. Where am I? On July 20, 1948, President Harry Truman institutes a military draft calling for nearly 10 million men to register within the next two months. Trumans decision underlined the urgency of his administrations concern about a possible military confrontation with the Soviet Union. On July 16, 1951, J.D. Salingers only novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is published by Little, Brown. The book, about a confused teenager disillusioned by the adult world, was an instant hit and was taught in high schools for half a century. The 31-year-old Salinger had worked on the novel for a decade. On July 14, 1974, U.S. Army Gen. Carl Spaatz, fighter pilot, dies in Washington, D.C., at age 83. In September 1947, Spaatz, an illustrious combat career behind him, was named the first chief of staff of the independent U.S. Air Force, which previously had been a unit of the Army. It was civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. who made the following sage observation: Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. In 1811, London became the first city in the world to reach the milestone population of 1 million. If youre like one-third of American men, youd like a shot at hosting The Tonight Show. You might think that hot dogs are a relatively recent food offering, but youd be wrong. The first sausages were created more than 3,500 years ago when ancient Babylonians began stuffing spiced meat into the intestines of animals. If you hear the word Bilbo you might think of a famously adventurous hobbit, but a bilbo also is a finely tempered Spanish sword. Elvis Presley reportedly was worth $10 million when he died in 1977. In Western medicine in the 19th century, experts believed in a phenomenon called maternal impressions, which posited that what a pregnant woman looked at could influence the appearance of her child. This belief set off a rush of pregnant Parisian women heading to the Louvre to gaze at the lovely artworks, hoping to give birth to attractive babies. If you were at a certain street corner in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on a certain day in 1962, you would have seen a startling thing: After plunging through the atmosphere, a 21-pound chunk of the Soviet Sputnik IV spacecraft made impact at the corner of Park Street and North 8th Street. Half of first-time marriages in Kentucky involve teenagers. Those who study such things say that after Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride, he billed the Massachusetts state house 10 pounds, 4 shillings to cover his expenses. A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. -Paul Erdos THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, Washingtons Bryce Harper became the second player in major-league history to have two 20-homer seasons before age 21. Who was the first? 2. Jason Bay of the Pittsburgh Pirates was the 2004 N.L. Rookie of the Year. But for which team did he play his first major-league games? 3. When was the last time before the 2012 season that Vanderbilts football team won nine games in a season? 4. Which two players shared the NBAs Rookie of the Year Award in 1995? 5. Milan Hejduk finished his 14-season NHL career third in scoring among Czech-born players (805 points). Who are the top two? 6. Entering 2014, who had the only hat trick (three goals in one game) for U.S. mens soccer in World Cup play? 7. In the past 20 years (1995-2014), only two Kentucky Derby-winning horses had a name of three words. Name the horses. ANSWERS 1. Tony Conigliaro, 1964-65. 2. He played three games with the San Diego Padres in 2003. 3. It was 1915. 4. Grant Hill and Jason Kidd. 5. Jaromir Jagr (1,755 points) and Patrik Elias (983). 6. Bert Patenaude, in 1930. 7. Mine That Bird in 2009 and Ill Have Another in 2012.


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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER JULY 11, 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 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 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 HELP WANTED FOR SALEBAR, WINE & LIQUOR CABINET $999.Manufactured by Hooker Walnut Antique Finish Bar with two serving drawers and a serving tray with three drawers. Hanging shelves for wine glasses and shelves for liquor and additional glasses. In original excellent condition. Original purchase price of $2,100. Cash purchase only. Call 732-221-9765. Located in Fort Myers at Punta Rassa.NS 6/27 NC TFN HELP WANTEDASSISTANTThe Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is recruiting an assistant to the museum manager. Position is responsible for opening and closing all historical buildings four days a week, staf ng the welcome center to include taking the entrance fee, orienting visitors, and setting up for lectures and training sessions. Also responsible for scheduling volunteers to cover all shifts. Applicant must be personable, well organized, and completely dependable. Work schedule: Wednesday Saturday, 9:30 4:30, starting October 2014. Compensation: $15 per hr. Send resume to info@sanibelmuseum.org or mail to P.O. Box 413, Sanibel, FL 33957 by July 15. NS 7/4 BM 7/11 Read us online at: IslandSunNews.com GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALE7:30 a.m. Fri. 7/18 & Sat. 7/19 5313 Punta Caloosa Court Terry causey tables, covered boxes, art work. misc. house hold items, tools, garage items, lots of unique things!NS 7/11 CC 7/18 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 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 VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDThe Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum needs Education and Great Hall volunteers. No experience necessary, will train. Please contact Melanie at (239) 395-2233 ext 11.NS 7/11 NC TFN


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 JULY 11, 201430 Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .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 Fort 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338-3500ARTSAlliance 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6862 SW 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 Embroiderers Guild of America Sea Grape Chapter . . . .239-267-1990 FM UDC Chapter 2614 United Daughters of the Confederacy . 728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561-9164 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 . . . . . . . . . . . .561-2118Kiwanis 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 To be listed in calling card email your information to: press@riverweekly.com Hello, my name is Reno. Im a 4-year-old spayed female Miniature Pinscher mix. Im the happiest dog in Lee County! I can make a frown turn upside down with my body language. With my positive, happy-golucky attitude, I could be your own personal therapy dog. Isnt that enough to make you want to take me home? My adoption fee is $75. Hello, my name is Christine. Im a 3 month old spayed female brown tabby domestic medium hair. There are kittens galore at the shelter, and I think you will find that I am among the most adorable of all. Actually, all of my little friends here are precious so dont delay; we are waiting for our forever homes. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Freedom Friends adoption promotion. All cats and kittens are 2-for-1 adoption fee. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Christine ID# 591319 Reno ID# 590802


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