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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 29 JULY 25, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Community Foundation Presents Limited Summer ExhibitionThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation will feature special artwork in a limited summer exhibition of its Art & Community series at the foundations main headquarters, 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers. The exhibit will include varied works of art including acrylic, watercolor, photography and mixed media from artists Barbara Benton, Ursula Cappelletti, Eileen Amster, Shirley Blake, as well as several others from the Art Council of Southwest Florida. All participating artists will give 35 percent of any sale to the Fund for the Arts in Southwest Florida, which benefits art organizations in the region. The summer exhibit will run through August 27 and is on view Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour, call Kim Williams at the SWFLCF office at 274-5900. Floating by Eileen Amster Rotary Honors Four-Way Test Award WinnersRotary Club of Fort Myers South announced that Lori Riti and Connie Ramos-Williams were each awarded the Rotary International Four-Way Test Award at the clubs July 6 meeting. Riti is the director of De LaSalle Academy, and was awarded as the clubs non-Rotarian community winner. Ramos-Williams is president and CEO of CONRIC PR & Marketing and was awarded as the clubs Rotarian winner. This prestigious award recognizes continued on page 7 Rotarians Cliff Parker, Jeffrey Green and John Doramus honor community winner Lori Riti, director of De LaSalle AcademyBig Backpack Event Set To Distribute Free School SuppliesLeonardo Garcia, founder of The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida, announced that the organizations 15th annual Big Backpack Event, held this Sunday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will serve a record number of students. Celebrating 15 years and 30,000 smiles in 2014, the committee is gearing up for its biggest giveaway ever. The first 2,500 students ages 5 to 12 will receive free backpacks and school supplies thanks to dedicated sponsors, event committee members and volunteers. continued on page 4 School children with their backpacks Redfish Challenge Returns At Cape Harbour MarinaThe 10th annual Flats Invitational Redfish Challenge is coming back for its 10th anniversary on August 29 and 30. The charities for this years event will be The Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation and The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southwest Florida. The event kicks off at the marina at Cape Harbour at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 29 with dinner, an open bar, live music, raffle and Texas Hold Em poker tournament. The fishing tournament begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 with a kids fishing tournament from 10 a.m. to noon featuring Ronald McDonald. The first 100 children to pre-register receive lunch with Ronald at noon. Live and silent auctions, dinner and awards begin at 5 p.m. Lodging is available at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. All net proceeds will be donated to The Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation and The RMHC of Southwest Florida. Proceeds from the kids tournament will also benefit the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. Over $400,000 has been raised in the past nine years of this tournament. The Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization provides support to the four Cape Coral Municipal Charter Schools. Those schools are: Oasis Elementary, Oasis Middle, Oasis High School and Christa MacAuliffe Elementarty. The foundations mission is to assist the City of Cape Coral Municipal Charter Schools in its quest to provide students with a unique learning experience in preparing them for success and participation in the community as responsible and productive citizens. Support from the foundation includes scholarships, teacher recognition programs, mini grant programs and capital contributions. Since 1996, more than 2,000 families from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties, as well as other states continued on page 15


THE RIVER JULY 25, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Texts Beneath Our Feetby Gerri Reaves, PhDSome of the most interesting features of downtowns historic buildings are literally beneath our feet decorative inscriptions in terrazzo or tile at entrances. Compared to the more noticeable texts on cornerstones, plaques, signs, and monuments, these doorway messages seem mundane. But their sheer ordinariness helps to conjure up the atmosphere of daily life in historic downtown and provide clues to the origin and purpose of a structure. For instance, have you ever wondered about Diana written in large letters in terrazzo at the Langford (aka Miller) Buildings doorway near the southwest corner of First and Jackson? For long-time residents, that name evokes memories of the Diana Shop, a womens clothing store that occupied the east side of that buildings first floor from the late 1940s until the mid-1980s. During most of that period, downtown was thriving, and Dianas was nestled into a swarm of activity, with JC Penney next door and Sears Roebuck across the street at Jackson corner just to name two other nearby stores. Taff O. Langford built the brick structure in 1911, after demolishing the first wooden Langford Building. Both the old and new structures housed the Grand Theatre, the towns first public motion picture theatre, opened in 1908. The Langford Building is now undergoing renovation into commercial and residential space. Will the name Diana be preserved as a message for future history lovers? Then theres the RPS inscribed in tile in a doorway on the east side of Hendry Street between First and Main. That abbreviation marks the former doorway of the Royal Palm Studio. In the circa-1950 photo, the businesss vertical oblong sign (center) reading Kodak is clearly visible, as is the businesss name across the faade. The studio was first located in the McCrorys storefront, but around 1950 moved into the one-story building just south of it, where it remained until the late 1950s. The travel agency was added the middle of that decade. The former photography studio is now a nightclub, and the tiled RPS survives. Some decorative entrance designs are lost forever, such as the terrazzo map of Florida that once greeted visitors at the Civic Center on Edwards Drive. The design, one of two, disappeared when the building was demolished in 2007. (The other design was an elaborate compass.) The Civic Center, once adjoined the Hall of Fifty States, was constructed in 1943 with materials left over from the demolition of the Pleasure Pier at the foot of Heitman Street. The center served as a social center for countless soldiers stationed in Fort Myers at Buckingham and Page Fields during World War II. Post-war, it was the Chamber of Commerce. In 1981, the Fort Myerscontinued on page 4 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau The Royal Palm Studio was located in the one-story building adjacent to McCrorys, circa 1950courtesy Southwest Florida Museum of History This terrazzo map vanished with the Civic Center demolition in 2007 floor photos by Gerri Reaves These initials mark the former entrance to the former Royal Palm Studio on Hendry Street The Diana Shop was located in the Langford/Miller Building for more than three decades


3 THE RIVER JULY 25, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: The History Of The Headless Sirenby Tom HallOn July 20, 1955, Evelyn D. Rea signed her last will and testament. The document contained a provision that bequeathed her 1880 white marble sculpture known as Lorelei to the public library of Fort Myers. Rea died in 1959 and the library took possession of the German siren in 1960 after the period for creditors to file their claims against the estate had expired. According to Fort Myers resident James Butler, the statue languished in storage at the library until in 1961. I asked to borrow it to use at our senior prom at the exhibition hall. There was so much dirt and dust on the piece that it was muddy grey. We cleaned it and used it for the centerpiece of the dance, the theme of which was the Gardens of Elysium (which in Greek mythology was the final resting place of the heroic and the virtuous). When it was returned to the library, the staff was impressed by the newly cleaned marble and had it placed in front of the building. It graced the librarys entry from that time until the night of October 29, 1997, when one or more vandals knocked off her head along with a piece of one arm and some toes. The culprit(s) were never caught and the head has never been recovered. I was hoping when they cut away all the bushes and brambles, then theyd find the head, said Sally Jane, who was the reference librarian at the time. We never knew who did it. It wasnt like they left a note saying, I got your head. It just disappeared. The library staff wrapped the damaged statue in plastic and tape while they contemplated what to do. The damaged Lorelei caused a rift among library personnel. We had a great debate about whether to remove it or try to repair it, and repairing it was problematical, recalls Jane. Meanwhile, people sent indignant letters to the News-Press Mailbag. Raul Jordan of Fort Myers wrote, for example: With sadness I noticed that the statue rests on its pedestal armless and headless only in a grotesque pile of worthless stone. Two thoughts come to my mind: Either mystically we believe that the wicked goddess taken away from the green-blue waters of the Mediterranean chanted herself to selfdestruction; or that our city fathers do not show appreciation for valuable art and simply do not give a siren about it. In the end, library personnel removed the packing and left the enchantress to languish headless outside their front entrance. In truth, the technology to restore the sculpture did not exist back continued on page 4 Lorelei at her new home at the Fort Myers Lee County Garden Council. The statue was relocated, with the help of Flint & Doyle, on January 6. Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!Award-Winning Restaurant: Best Place for Live Music Snacks in Between Plus live music263.41 N 815.18 W FREE Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal


THE RIVER JULY 25, 20144 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 From page 3History Of The Headless Sirenthen. It was only in 1999 that researchers at Florida Atlantic University developed computer algorithms that now make it possible to fabricate a new head, elbow and toes for decapitated siren using historic photographs of the sculpture as it looked in 1930 when Rea brought her to Fort Myers. Even so, conservators Rosa Lowinger and Lauren Hall dont think a new head, elbow or toes should be fabricated for the sculpture. From a conservation standpoint, these elements can be recreated; however it is (our) opinion that the piece could be equally exhibited without those portions added, stated conservationists Lowinger and Hall in a May 15, 2013 conservation report commissioned by the Fort Myers Public Art Committee. It is possible to refabricate elements that could be put in place to simulate the original components. It is our opinion, however, that the extensive invention, cost, and simulacra that this would constitute would leave the piece heavily restored. Lorelei was relocated to the Fort Myers Lee County Garden Council on January 6, 2014, with the firm of Flint & Doyle digging up Lorelei and transporting her gratis to her new home in the Berne Davis Garden at the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council. We are over-the-top excited to bring her here, said second vice-president Sandy Kavouras as the statue was being placed by Flint & Doyle in the Hibiscus Garden next to the front entry. It feels like shes finally coming home. Kavouras is referring to the fact that Rea was a member of the Periwinkle Garden Club, which was one of nine garden clubs that banded together in 1957 to form the Garden Council. Today, the Periwinkle is one of 20 member garden clubs, eight plant societies and two affiliates that comprise the Garden Council, which represents more than 1,800 individual members throughout Southwest Florida. The council, which occupies its location of Virginia under a long-term 2007 lease from the City of Fort Myers, has undertaken Loreleis conservation and care. This will initially involve cleaning the marble to remove dirt, grime and soluble salts and applying a fungicide to help mitigate staining from fungus and mold. After that, injection and other repair methods will be required to stabilize the marble, which is flaking and spalling as a result of more than 50 years of exposure to direct sunlight, wind and rain. Ultimately, the garden club will cover Lorelei with a gazebo or other structure to eliminate or mitigate UV and other environmental factors that threaten to damage the delicate marble in the future. You can see Lorelei in her new home on Tuesday mornings or by appointment by contacting the Fort Myers Lee County Garden Council. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. From page 2Beneath Our FeetTourist Building, as it was then called, was remodeled and a grand opening held. In the buildings last years, the Edison Pageant of Light had offices there. Take a stroll downtown and look for traces of history at the entrances of historic buildings. Then walk the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where youll find clues about other doorway texts. 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 and the Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. From page 1Big Backpack EventIt is the dedicated support of our event committee and sponsors that make it possible for us to celebrate our 15th year serving students in need, said Garcia. In our first year we served 100 students, then 500, 1,000 and 2,000plus in consecutive years, but this year for our 15th anniversary, we are proud to serve a record 2,500 students in need. The Big Backpack Event is free to the community and will take place at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Guests will enjoy live multicultural youth entertainment on the main stage, including hip-hop, salsa and Irish step dance. There will be inflatable bounce houses and slides, face painting, a bookmobile, haircuts and fingerprinting. More than 50 vendors will offer other giveaways, games and items for sale, including uniforms, pens, pencils, educational products, healthcare, books and more. The BIG Backpack Event is hosted every year by the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida to celebrate diversity in our community while supporting students and families in need. School supplies and backpacks can add up to big money that families simply do not have. The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida wants to make sure every student regardless of income or race has a new backpack and school supplies, and can start the first day of school with a smile, confidence and pride. Connie Ramos-Williams, who has served as a volunteer and an event organizer for The Big Backpack Event for the past 14-years, stated, Although employment numbers are down from last year, an estimated 80 percent of students enrolled in Lee County public schools qualify for free or reduced lunches. This means the majority of families in our community qualify for assistance, and The BIG Backpack Event can provide these families with the assistance they need this time of year. The emcees this year include Patrick Nolan, Fox 4 News; Jackie Figueroa, ACCION HISPANA Telemundo; Lorena Placencia, Mundo Fox (WINKTV); Mayela Rosales, Univision/Azteca America. Event sponsors include Cricket, BB&T, Jasons Deli, City of Fort Myers, Lee County Public Schools, Harborside Event Center, Hispanic American Business Alliance (HABA), CONRIC PR & Marketing, Fuller Online Solutions, The News-Press Media Group, Family News, Mundo Fox, Beasley Broadcast Group, CTN 10, Accion Hispana, Univision, DLatinos, Azteca, Exitos, Imagen Semanel and Telemundo. For more information on how to become an event sponsor, adopt a student, vendor or volunteer, email info@ multiculturalcentre.org or visit www.multiculturalcentre.org. Republican Women DinnerLee Republican Women Federated will conduct their next dinner meeting on Monday, August 11 at The Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow. Speakers are candidates running for State Senator in District 30, Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Dr. Michael Dreikorn. Cost is $22 all inclusive. To RSVP, call 432-9389, email rmh738@aol.com or visit www.leerepublicanwomen.com. Notice To VotersThe League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida encourages eligible voters to participate in the August 26 election. This election includes Lee County School Board members for Districts 1, 4 and 5, Circuit Judges, Florida Senate District 30, and Lee County Commissioner District 2. In addition, it will determine Democrat and Republican candidates for the November 4 election. Register to vote by July 28 by calling 533-8683 or go to http://www.leeelections.com/content.php?l=122. Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


5 THE RIVER JULY 25, 2014Community Concert Series Tickets On SaleWorld-renowned artists from throughout Europe, Russia and the United Kingdom will travel to Fort Myers this winter to perform for the Fort Myers Community Concert Association in its 66th annual concert series. Tickets are now on sale for the five performances, which organizers say are among the best ever offered by the Fort Myers Community Concert Association. All performances will be at the Barbara B. Mann Hall on the Edison State College campus in Fort Myers. We anticipate that well be sold out by the time the series begins in January, said Community Concert Association President Mary Lee Mann. Where else can you see not one, but five performances for what you would expect to pay for just one? All five concerts are included in one ticket price, which ranges from $165 for prime orchestra and mezzanine seats to $155 for other orchestra and mezzanine seats, $85 for lower balcony seating and just $65 for upper balcony. Most mezzanine seating already is sold out, Mann said. For tickets and membership information, visit www.fortmyerscommunityconcerts.org or call 693-4849. Tickets to individual performances are not available at this time. We have been fortunate this year to attract some of the most outstanding artists in the world today, thanks to the generosity of our major underwriters and supporters, Mann added. These five performances all begin at 7:30 p.m.: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra January 16, 2015. The orchestra, based in London, is now in its 65th year of delivering first class performances of a wide range of musical repertoire with artists recruited from throughout the world. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has performed concerts in Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Germany, Japan and China in addition to the United States and has recorded extensively for film and television. Teatro Lirico DEuropa performing LaBohme February 4, 2015. Puccinis La Bohme, is the immortal tale of tragic young love set among a community of bohemian artists living in Paris in the 1840s. Teatro Lirico DEuropa is the most successful opera touring company in Europe and the U.S. and travels with a full orchestra of 47 to 50 members and a chorus of 40 singers. Russian National Ballet Theatre performing Don Quixote February 23, 2015. Don Quixote is the story of a middle-aged country gentleman absorbed with tales of chivalry who sets out to defend virtue and punish those who violate the code of honor. The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and invigorates the tradition of classical Russian ballet with developments in dance from around the world. Boston Brass March 12, 2015. From classical arrangements to jazz standards and original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment. Boston Brass performs more than 100 times each year and has performed in 49 states and 30 countries. The quintet has been featured on the CBS Early Show, National Public Radio and has recorded several albums. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin March 23, 2015. The orchestra, formed in 1991, has earned national and international recognition as one of Russias continued on page 7 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Teatro Lirico DEuropa in a scene from La Bohme Russian National Ballet Theatre performing Don Quixote 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


THE RIVER JULY 25, 20146 Hortoons Festival Celebrates Golden RetrieversGolden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida will host GoldenFest VI from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 4 at Doggy Heaven at the Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers. There will be pet vendors, dog dock diving, Santa pet portraits, a grooming booth, raffles and a silent auction. Raffle and auction items range from theater, dinner cruise and hotel tickets to rounds of golf, gift baskets and cruise packages. Among the vendors are animal hospitals, boarding facilities, trainers, groomers, rescues and pet food companies. All breeds of well-mannered, leashed dogs are welcome. This will be an amazing event, said Alesia Galuppo, president of GRRSWF. We had hundreds of people and dogs last year and expect this years event to be even bigger. We are grateful to the Shell Factory for providing such a dogfriendly venue. For more information, visit www. grrswf.org, email info@grrswf.org or call 369-0415. GoldenFest group of golden retrievers GoldenFest dockdogs Slow Summer Months Affect Humane SocietyThe Gulf Coast Humane Society, located at 2010 Arcadia Street in Fort Myers, is once again affected by the slow summer months. The GCHS not only sees a drop in volunteers during the hot and rainy afternoons, but overall donations both monetary and in-kind are down. The summer is a hard time for us, said executive director Jennifer Galloway. The GCHS does not receive any federal, state or county funding and no funding from the Humane Society of the United States or ASPCA. The shelter relies solely on donations, grants, bequests and fundraising events to care for the more than 1,000 dogs and cats taken in annually. Aside from monetary donations, which are always appreciated, the GCHS is in need of Pedigree Canned Wet Dog Food and Cat Litter, both of which can be found on the organizations Amazon Wish List and shipped directly to the Fort Myers location. A full supplies wish list, as well as the ability to donate online through PayPal, can also be found on the website. Those who have the ability to donate time to the shelter can apply to volunteer on the GCHS website. Once an application has been approved the applicant will attend an hour-long orientation. Volunteers are not scheduled, and cancontinued on page 7 Humane Society Offers New Training Program For Shelter DogsThe Gulf Coast Humane Society has a new training program, Canine and Life and Social Skills (CLASS), for the Second Chance Pals program at the work camp located at 2575 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers and the Cell Dog Program, at the Lee County Sheriffs Department, 2501 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. CLASS is an educational program to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine continued on page 7


7 THE RIVER JULY 25, 2014 lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Ich spreche DeutschService that Speaks for Itself OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT. From page 1Four-Way Test Winnersindividuals in the community who exemplify Rotary values in their personal and business lives. These recipients emphasize Service Above Self and conduct their lives and business in line with the four tenets of the Rotary Club: Is it truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Does it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? The Community and Rotarian runnersup were Barbara Dell, executive director of Dress For Success of Southwest Florida, and Jennifer Nettles, general manager of Bell Tower Shops, respectively. Riti, who was a 2013 runner-up for the Four-Way Test Award, has served as a school administrator in Southwest Florida since 2002. Her mission since 1993 has been to serve children with special needs. In 2012, she teamed with other caring professionals and community members to open De LaSalle Academy to provide individualized and comprehensive services for children with special needs. Currently, her team is planning to expand the program and recently moved to a larger facility on Plantation Road. She knows that her shared vision of bringing this beacon of light to the community will benefit the under-served and marginalized students of our area. Ramos-Williams, in addition to overseeing the business development and operations of her award-winning full-service public relations, advertising, marketing and publishing agency, serves as a director or advisor for many community organizations, including Dress For Success of Southwest Florida, Multicultural Centre of SWFL, and Above Board Chamber of Commerce. She serves as a mentor and advocate for women in business, budding entrepreneurs and students in pursuit of a career in marketing. For the past 14 years, she has served as the project director and media chair for the Multicultural Centre of SWFLs Big Backpack Event, which provides support for students and families in need, as well as celebrates diversity in our community. To date, more than 30,000 school-age children have received free backpacks, school supplies, food and other giveaways thanks to this event. In 2014, Ramos-Williams has donated more than $100,000 in time, talent and treasure back to the community. For more information about Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, visit www.rotarysouth.com. Pete Doragh, Connie Ramos-Williams and Cyndi Doragh From page 5Community Concert Seriesleading ensembles. The orchestra regularly tours North and South America, Europe and the Far East in addition to performing concerts at its home base in Moscow and recording more than 30 CDs. The Fort Myers Community Concert Association is an all-volunteer notfor-profit organization founded by the legendary Barbara B. Mann in 1949 to bring world-class entertainment to Southwest Florida at affordable prices. The association consists of more than 1,700 members, underwriters and sponsors. Performers brought to Fort Myers in the past by the association include The Israel Ballet, The Five Browns, Minnesota Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Vienna Boys Choir, violinist Itzhak Perlman, flutist James Galway, pianist Andre Watts, violinist Joshua Bell with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and many others. Boston Brass To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 From page 6Shelter Dogscompanions, according to the CLASS website. The change in training also comes because CLASS can be more specialized to a shelter pet, said Jennifer Galloway, executive director for the Gulf Coast Humane Society. The CLASS Shelter Program works with non-profits and rescue groups to help increase the adoptability of shelter dogs. The added practical training can reduce stress and anxiety while at the shelter and then ease a dogs transition into a home once adopted. The main premise of placing homeless shelter dogs in an obedience training program with carefully selected inmates, in the Second Chance Pals and Cell Dog Programs, will remain the same. The dog training programs, taught by K-Nine Connections, Healing Pawsabilities, and K9s Come First, teach inmates how to obedience train dogs during an intensive eightto 16-week course. Upon graduation, the dogs are highly adoptable and possess obedience skills such as how to heel, sit, recall and stay. They are also house trained, leash trained and responsive to voice commands and some hand signals. Currently the Second Chance Pals Program has six dogs graduating in a few weeks, while the Cell Dog Program has four. Local dog professionals interested in donating time to the programs are encouraged to contact the GCHS. For more information, contact Officer Davis at 332-6915 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 994-1794 after 3 p.m. To reach the Gulf Coast Humane Society, call 3320364 or email: Info@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. From page 6Humane Societycome to the shelter whenever they are available. The GCHS is open seven days a week. For more information about the Gulf Coast Humane Societys need for donations, call 332-0364 or email info@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JULY 25, 20148 Along The RiverOn Friday, July 25 at 11 a.m., meet animal ambassador Trouper, a blind raccoon, at Sanibels Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) as part of the hospitals WOW Wonders of Wildlife series. Trouper will be there with his caretaker Dot Lee, a certified wildlife rehabilitator, and author friend Kyle Miller. With a photographic Power Point presentation, Miller and Lee will tell Troupers amazing story from his life-threatening head injury at eight weeks of age to becoming a certified animal ambassador for educational purposes. CROWs Visitor Education Center is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For reservations, call 472-3644, ext. 228 or go to www.crowclinic.org. Also on Friday, learn what plants to use and where, how to re-use trimmings and clippings, efficient use of water and more at the Intro to Friendly Gardening workshop. Held at Rotary Park in Cape Coral from 6 to 9 p.m., the class is free in honor of Parks and Recreation Month. Return to Rotary Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Native Plant Sale. A wide variety of trees, shrubs, plants, grasses, seeds and books will be available. Information on butterfly gardening, backyard wildlife habitats and Florida friendly landscaping tips will be available. There will be several vendors and native plant experts. Rotary Park is located at 5505 Rose Garden Road. For information, call 5494606 or go to www.capecoral.net. Every Tuesday and Friday through summer at 10:30 a.m., the Edison & Ford Winter Estates offers Inside the Lab Tours. The tour is an exciting, in-depth program inside Edisons Botanical Research Laboratory, a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The 1928 Edison Botanical Laboratory has undergone an extensive, two-year restoration and rebirth, with more than $900,000 in funding and careful oversight from the estates and consultants. Learn about the operation of the historic Edison Botanical Research Laboratory firsthand from the curators who worked on the project. Visitors will be given the extraordinary opportunity to go inside Edisons Laboratory, not offered on any other Edison Ford tour. The Inside the Lab Tour is approximately 60 minutes and an audio tour is included. Groups of 20 or more may call to arrange for special times and dates. The price is $10 for members; $40 for non-member adults; and $16 for children ages 6 to 12. Groups of 20 people or more receive the special price of $30 per person with advance reservations. Hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The estates is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of Save Americas Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. On Wednesdays, the Ostego Bay Foundations Marine Science Center offers tours of San Carlos Islands commercial fishing fleet. The three-hour guided tour starts at 9 a.m. Its a fun and educational outing for the entire family during summer break. It includes a one-and-a-half-hour guided visit at the museum which contains a touch tank, a hands-on beach area and several aquariums and exhibits. The tour continues with a visit to the commercial fishing industry, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House, Trico Shrimp loading dock and Beach Seafood. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is processed, and other important factors used in this unique million-dollar industry. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children 7 years of age and older. Reservations are required. Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island on Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8101 or go to www. ostegobay.org. Take a guided tour of the million-dollar shrimp industry on Fort Myers Beach on Wednesdays with Ostego Bay Marine Science Center Meet Trouper the blind raccoon on Friday at CROW on Sanibel. He is pictured here with his caretaker Dot Lee, a certified wildlife rehabilitator. 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com a y -Satur d a y 10a m e craft y ladies.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!


9 THE RIVER JULY 25, 2014 Film Screening At The AllianceThe Fort Myers Film Festival will feature a screening of the independent documentary Farewell to Factory Towns at the Alliance for the Arts on Friday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. The one-hour film centers on the former factory town of North Adams, Massachusetts, where a huge museum of contemporary art was seen as a key engine of economic development for the community. The film asks, Can art save North Adams? In doing so, it examines the role that the museum and the influx of artists in the community are playing economically and socially. Through interviews and dynamic footage, the film looks at other key sectors in the community like the college and human service agencies. A wide range of interviewees include the last CEO of Sprague Electric (a Fortune 500 company headquartered in North Adams, whose buildings now house the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), the mayor of North Adams, high school students concerned about their future, social scientists and historians, union activists, a co-founder of a community garden and artists new to the city. The film includes newsreel footage, data and trends that point to the toll taken on other former factory communities from the events of the past 35 years. Since the financial crisis that hit in 2008, some of the broad questions that are raised in the film are quite germane to the rest of the country. Doors will open at 7 p.m. A $5 suggested donation supports educational programming at the Alliance. The screening follows the opening reception of the Annual Alliance Member Exhibit titled Diametrically Opposed which begins at 5 p.m. The Fort Myers Film Festival will also feature a screening of the film Heroes for a Semester at the Alliance on Friday, September 12. The Fort Myers Film Festival will be screening films every first Monday of the month, called TGIM, leading up to the 5th annual festival which will be held March 25 to 29 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Visit www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Cary GraduatesClark Cary, a resident of Fort Myers, graduated from Samford Universitys Cumberland School of Law during recent commencement exercises. Cary earned a juris doctor degree. Miller Named To Honor RollJacob Miller was named to the Spring 2014 honor roll list at Spokane Falls Community College. To receive honor roll status, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Peterson Receives AwardMesha Peterson, a resident of Fort Myers, received the Chancellors Award for the 2014 spring semester at University of WisconsinStout. Peterson is majoring in human development and family studies. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Adult Education Workshop at 10 a.m. The Reverend Margaret L. Beard, Minister 239-226-0900 www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978, Pastor: Douglas Kelchner, Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233. www.clpc.us. Clint Cottrell, pastor Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Childrens Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m. Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m. Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m. CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD 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 25, 201410


11 THE RIVER JULY 25, 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 MYERS 11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Pastor Peter Weeks. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional, 10 a.m. Blended. Church Offers Weekly Food PantryOn Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul Church operates a food pantry at 2073 Lafayette Avenue on the corner of Grand, one block west of the City of Palms baseball stadium. To be eligible for food assistance, you will need a photo ID and must meet USDA eligibility requirements. You are eligible to receive food once a week if your household meets the income guidelines available at the food pantry or participates in any of the following programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Medicaid You only need to meet one of these requirements to be eligible to receive USDA foods. Volunteers and food donations are always welcome. Contact the church at 334-9225 to donate and/or volunteer your time. For more information about local food pantries, go to www.foodpantries.org/ci/ fl-fort_myers. Book Club Selectionsby Di SaggauUnbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is the story of an amazing journey taken by war hero Louis Zamperini, who died July 2 at the age of 97. It took Hillenbrand seven years to research and write the book. She never met Zamperini in person until after the book was published, however, they talked often by phone. Hillenbrand said she wanted to think of Zamperini as a young man while she wrote about his life, and what a life it was. Zamperini was an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed. He was captured by the Japanese and endured extremely harsh imprisonment for two years. Hillenbrand, who also wrote Seabiscuit, does an incredible job of describing the events that took place during Zamperinis extraordinary life. He was a bombardier in a B-24 named the Green Hornet that was on a rescue mission on May 27, 1943 when it malfunctioned and fell into the ocean. Only three of the 11 men on board survived the crash. Zamperini and two others shared a life raft fighting off hunger, thirst, heat, storms and sharks while trying to avoidcontinued on page 15 MARY N. MURPHYMary N. Murphy, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away at her Sanibel home on Friday, July 11, surrounded by family. Mary was born in Mamaroneck, New York, raised her family in Staten Island, New York and found her way to the island she fell in love with in 1986. Mary had many passions, the foremost being family and friends as evidenced by the relationships she nourished for more than 70 years. She had a special love for her home and community in which she lived. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining, traveling, the theater and taking care of her familys needs. She enjoyed life to its fullest. She was a supporter of the arts and all things Sanibel. Mary is survived by her three children; Lorraine Margolis and husband Michael, Frank Tumminello and his wife Nancy, Marie Ogden, three grandchildren; Shannon Tumminello and wife Samantha, Jessica and Nicole Ogden, and three great grandchildren; Frank, Talia and Jack. Mary seemed to do everything in threes. There is a hole in our hearts and she will be forever missed. Private services have already been held. Donations in Marys memory may be made to Hope Hospice, Fort Myers. OBITUARY Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc. presents Jody Riddick Jody Riddick has been involved in genealogy for over thirty-ve years. It began when her Great Aunt Ann sent her a one-page outline of her Otis family going back to 1554, telling her she could now join the DAR.She is a certied elementary school teacher in four States, with a Masters Degree in Business, specializing in Organizational Behavior. Jody is a returned Missionary for The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where in Salt Lake City, she worked with FamilySearch, the largest family research source in the world. She is the former Director of the Family History Center in Sarasota. The fascination for Jody is putting esh on the bones, and appreciating her diversied roots. Fellowship Hall Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church8260 Cypress Lake Drive Fort MyersDoors Open: 12:30 p.m. Meeting: 1:00 p.m. For more information visit www.lcgs.org or call 549-9625August 21, 2014Introduction to FamilySearch.org Jody will demonstrate how to sign into the website, explore the vast online Learning Center, easy methods to use searching through thousands of online databases, how to nd that elusive ancestor, and how you can help the genealogy community by becoming part of the FamilySearch Indexing Project.


THE RIVER JULY 25, 201412 Mangrove Snapper Bite Just Getting Betterby Capt. Matt MitchellDodging and often getting wet in the rain was all in a normal day on the water again this week. Fishing was consistent, with the catch and release snook bite on the outgoing tides in and around the passes still the best bite in town. Along with the snook in the passes, there were some trout and a few upper slot and over the slot redfish. Other species that were in the game plan this week included mangrove snapper and gag grouper. While targeting trout out on the flats with small shiners this week, we got into a few good mangrove snapper bites. Having lots of small live shiners was the key to getting these snapper fired up and feeding. Look for these snapper to be out on the open flats with good tide movement in the four-foot range. Flats within close proximity to the passes were the best. Anchor up on the flat and chum with live shiners to get these snapper. Freeline or use a small float then a small circle hook rigged with light flouracarbon leader, either 15or 20-pound test. Lots of these snapper are between 12 to 14 inches and make great table fare. Other places to target these mangrove snapper are the passes and deeper mangrove points and docks. Small baits and light tackle make all the difference in the world when it comes to getting these leader shy fish to eat a bait. Inshore gag grouper fishing was still going on this week although the daytime strong outgoing tide pattern was less than perfect for targeting them in the deeper passes. I did catch gags up to 27 inches this week while fishing shallow structures in the sound. Big live baits including pinfish and grunts dropped to the bottom on heavy spinning gear is what it took to get them out of the structure. Often these grouper would hang up in the structure. After letting the line go slack for a while, we still managed to pull them free. This little trick of letting the hung up grouper relax for a while before reeling tight and pulling hard again often will let the fish swim free. Good early morning high tides all this week should have the mangrove redfish bite going off. Its been what seems like weeks since we had the right set up to target redfish under the bushes during the day. With our water temperatures hitting 90 degrees by the end of the day, getting out early while the water temperature is still somewhat cooler, anglers will hopefully find these fish more active than they have been. Live tail hooked pinfish will be my go-to bait along with cut mullet and ladyfish. While fishing one morning this week with Mike Bradley, his son Alex and friend George Hudson from Kentucky, we had a wide variety of species. We started our morning off in the passes, catching snook up to 30 inches and a few trout. Moving on, we made one stop for redfish and ended up catching a double header, one fish was only around 17 inches but the other was a quality model measuring in around 24 inches. As the morning outgoing tide began to slow, we switched it up to see if we could catch a gag grouper. Fishing one of my favorite channel markers in the southern sound, Hudson caught a quality 26-inch gag to take home for dinner. Despite getting rained on once, we had a quality morning on the water which included a Pine Island Slam. 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. George Hudson with a 26-inch 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 Ingested shing gear can kill birds, reptiles and mammals BILL FISCHER Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


13 THE RIVER JULY 25, 2014 Fishermans Paradise: The Cavorting Cobiaby Cynthia A. WilliamsBerry is fishing for Jewfish, or Goliath grouper, at a range marker between Punta Rassa and Sanibel. He has cradled his Calcutta cane pole, rigged with a 212-pound test monel line, over his arm to reach for a cigarette in his shirt pocket, when a terrific wrench tears the pole off his arm. Chapter 2 Part 2 I frantically grabbed for the pole and caught it, but I had lost my balance, and before I could straighten up, a terrific yank took me, pole, rig and bait, over the side. I tried to recover the pole, but the water is very swift and deep there, so my primary concern was to get myself back into the boat. As I hoisting myself aboard, I glimpsed the cobia. It must have weighed thirty pounds. By the time I clambered into the boat, the cobia had set sail in the general direction of Key West. I figured I could retrieve my Calcutta, for no matter how many times the fish took it under, it would come back up. Before I could give chase, though, I had to untie the boat which Id secured to the marker by my bowline. It took me several minutes and oaths to untie the hard, wet knot. By the time I was free and had started the motor, the cobia had a good 200 yards headway on me and I hadnt the slightest notion in which direction. I scoured the waters for over an hour and finally gave up in disgust. About a year later, I was at the number three pole at the power lines between Sanibel and St. James City and the same thing happened. This time I actually got the cigarette in my mouth and was lighting it, while cradling my pole over my right arm, when a cobia took the bait and yanked me overboard. But this time I managed to grab that pole while I was in the water. I held onto it as I struggled back aboard and finally landed the 22-pounder. I was never prouder of a fish. I felt Id really earned him. Fishermans Paradise is presented by Berry Williams daughter, Cynthia Williams, a freelance writer and editor living in Bokeelia on Pine Island. On the shrimp trawler, Miss Lorraine, 1958 CROW Case Of The Week: White Ibisby Patricia MolloyLate last month, a beautiful white ibis (Eudocimus albus) was found down and injured on Sanibel. Upon its arrival at CROW, Dr. Kristen Dub, DVM intern, discovered that the ibis had a six-prong hook embedded in its leg and wing, inhibiting the birds ability to walk or fly. The patient, now known as #1756, was rushed to emergency surgery. The medium-size white ibis is one of the most beloved wading birds in South Florida. So iconic is this elegant bird that in 1926, the University of Miami adopted the white ibis as its mascot. According to the official Hurricane student-athlete website, the ibis was chosen to represent the schools sports teams as A Bird of Courage. A Bird of Knowledge. A Bird of Strength and Speed. A leader of its species. During the grueling life-saving surgery, the large fishing hook was carefully removed: three-prongs were embedded in its wing and three in its leg. The damage to its wing was of greatest concern. That wound was very deep, explained Dr. Kristin. Both sites were thoroughly cleaned of debris and bandaged. As part of the patients recovery, Dr. Heather Barron prescribed antibiotics and pain medications. After three weeks of critical care, the white ibis made a remarkable recovery. He looks so good! Even the deep wound under the wing. He will go outside to exercise the wing in a few days then be released, said Dr. Kristin with a huge smile. Fish hook and line injuries are preventable. You can help keep our native and migratory wild birds safe by practicing responsible fishing techniques. If you are fishing off the shore, always pick up any monofilament line and dispose of it properly. Monofilament line can cut deeply when it becomes tangled around the legs, wings or necks of birds. Keep your days catch in a properly sealed container and dispose of cleaned fish carcasses in authorized areas. Avoid casting near trees. If you do accidentally hook a bird, do not cut the line. Many birds are easily captured with a large towel. Approach it slowly, holding the towel out in front of you. Once in range, throw the towel over the birds head or over its entire body. Restrain the head and wrap the towel around the bird, then quickly transfer it to a box before it escapes. Finally, contact a first responder at CROW (472-3644) immediately for further instructions. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. The white ibis, patient #1756, during its daily tub time. As a juvenile, an ibis has brown feathers on top, but its plumage will turn snowy white by its first birthday.


THE RIVER JULY 25, 201414 Plant SmartBract Factsby Gerri ReavesBracts are modified leaves or leaflike structures usually located at the base of a flower or inflorescence. Larger than the flower and usually more colorful too, they are often assumed to be the flower. Two common non-native plants illustrate the point. Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) flowers are not bright red, but tiny, yellow and enclosed in green cups. Bougainvilleas (Bougainvillea spectabilis and Bougainvillea glabra) vivid color comes from the papery bracts, not the small white tubular flowers at their center. The three native plants pictured have evolved this false flower effect to attract pollinators. Horsemints (Monarda punctata) soft lavender and yellow bracts attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The whorl of flowers, however, is yellow with purple spots, thus the other common name, spotted beebalm. This aromatic relative of the mint family is fast-growing and tolerant of salt, drought, pests and disease. Plant it in well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. What appear to be whitetop sedges (Rhynchospora colorata) drooping starlike flowers are actually green-tipped bracts. They surround the inconspicuous inflorescence, a cluster of cone-shaped spikelets of small white flowers. Also called painted sedge and starrush, this semi-aquatic wildflower is common along roadsides, in fields, marshes, wet pinelands, swales and ditches, and even in brackish sites. Its a good low-maintenance choice for a wet area or bog garden in full sun or partial shade. Wild poinsettias (Poinsettia cyathophora) bracts with red bases surround green berry-like flower clusters. A member of the spurge family, it blooms year round and is a butterfly nectar and larval plant. It will grow in almost any soil type in full sun to partial shade. This self-sowing and drought-tolerant wildflower is also called paintedleaf. Learn to recognize the flower within the flower. Are those colorful flowers or are they bracts? Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Wild poinsettias red-based bracts frame berry-like flower clusters photos by Gerri Reaves Horsemints lavender bracts are below the purple-spotted flowers Whitetop sedges bracts seem to have been dipped in paint Damien Kiebert caught a tarpon by the lighthouse while out boating with some friends. He was bottom fishing with dead whole mullet. Damien Kiebart Fish Caught Ron Martinez caught a tarpon from land off the Sanibel Causeway at sunset. He was using live mullet for bait. Ron Martinez Fish Caught Captiva Cruises Offers Summer FunCaptiva Cruises has a variety of ways to explore the wonders of Southwest Florida. All ages can experience first hand what makes the barrier islands of Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico unique. Take a beach and shelling cruise to Cayo Costa State Park, a jewel within Floridas State Park system. Book a lunch cruise to Cabbage Key or Useppa Island. Dine at one of the islands only assessable by boat resturants and learn about the history and fishing cultures of Pine Island Sound. A new cooperative venture between Captiva Cruises and The Bailey Mathews Shell Museum takes passengers on the Adventure sailing catamaran to shallow mud flats in the vicinity of North Captiva for an up close look at marine critters with a shell museum marine biologist. Dolphin watch and wildlife adventure cruises, in conjunction with The SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation, offer an opportunity to observe dolphins in the wake of The Lady Chadwick. Sunset cruises are also available in the back bay waters. For more information or reservations, call 472-5300. A couple showing off their two horse conch shells found during a Cayo Costa cruise


15 THE RIVER JULY 25, 2014 Photographers Clicking Away For ContestJuly marks the opening of the 27th annual Ding Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. Deadline for submission is September 15. The contest, sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS), is held in conjunction with Ding Darling Days, which runs from October 19 to 25. Visit www.dingdarlingdays.com. Complete contest rules follow. For an entry form and other contest information, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/photo-contests. Or contact DDWS at dingdarlingoffice@yahoo. com or 472-1100, ext. 233. DDWS will announce winners and award prizes at Conservation Art Day on Saturday, October 25 during Ding Darling Days. Entries may be delivered in person to JN Ding Darling NWR or by mail to Ding Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS), One Wildlife Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957 (Attention: Gary Ogden). There is a $25 per person entry fee that provides you with a membership to the society and is used to defray the cost of the contest. Only amateur (all ages) photographers are eligible to enter (may not possess a professional photographer tax identification number for the sale of photographs). Photos must be taken at JN Ding Darling NWR and have been taken within two years of entry date. Photos must be 8 x 10 (or full frame 8 x 12) with an 11 x 14 mat. This will facilitate display in the Visitor Center (no hangers on the backs of photographs.) Frames are not permitted. Please submit a digital copy on a CD/ DVD/Flash Drive. Each photo must be at least 2MB. The two photo entries can be copied onto the same CD/DVD/Flash Drive. Each person may enter up to two photos but is eligible to win only one award. One $25 fee covers two entries per person. Photos that have won awards in previous Ding Darling Wildlife Society photo contests may not be resubmitted. Judging will be anonymous.Do not put your name or anything that will identify you on your photograph. Judging criteria: 1) Technical excellence (sharpness, lighting, composition, exposure) 2) Originality/creativity 3) Interest 4) Ability to be reproduced for publication On digital photos, only limited image modifications are permitted. Minor manipulation should be used only to produce a more natural looking photograph. Cropping is allowed but adding any elements not existing in the original scene will not be allowed. Judges, at their discretion, will disqualify any photos that appear to be manipulated beyond these guidelines. All photos will become the property of DDWS and will not be returned. There is no need to include a return envelope or postage. Photos may be used by DDWS in any way with appropriate credit. First, second and third place winners and honorable mentions will be formally announced during the Ding Darling Days weeklong celebration held in October. Cash prizes will be awarded. The refuge and wildlife society cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of photos. There are three judges: A refuge staff person, a professional photographer, and a member of the Sanibel community. Ding Darling Days sponsors for 2014 include: Roseate Spoonbill: Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille; Great Egret: Matzaluna: The Italian Kitchen, Tween Waters Inn; Great Blue Heron: Arthur Printing, Baileys General Store, Mike and Terry Baldwin, Casa Ybel Resort, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Intech Printing, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Mike and Cannella Mullins, Oceans Reach Condominiums, Jim and Patty Sprankle, West Wind Inn; Reddish Egret: Caloosa Tent & Rental, Sally and Rich Ennis, Gulf Breeze Cottages, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club; Snowy Egret: Barefoot Charleys Painting Co., Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Jerry Edelman and Maryanne Daly, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Grounds by Green Ways, Island Therapy Center, Panther Printing, Wendy and George Schnapp, She Sells Sea Shells, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Michael Dougherty of Clarkston, Michigan, took first place in the Ding Darling photo contest last year with his Green Heron at Sunrise From page 1Redfish Challengeand countries, have found a home away from home at The Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers while their children are undergoing medical treatment. Additional thousands are served by The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and by grants and scholarships awarded to deserving individuals and organizations in the five-county region. This years chairpersons are: Tim Frederic, a second-generation owneroperator of eight McDonalds restaurants in Southwest Florida and RMHC advisory council member; Mitch Williamson, owner of SP Designs & MFG, and Charter School Foundation board member; and Kyle Potts from Tow Boat U.S., Charlotte Harbour, a native to Pine Island. Registration is $275 per angler prior to August 25 and $325 per angler thereafter. To register, visit www.mcflats.com. For more information, contact Kyle Potts at 223-2025 or Jessica Boles at 727415-6700. From page 11Book Clubbeing shot by Japanese planes. They existed on rainwater and the few fish and birds they caught. One man died of starvation. Zamperini and the co-pilot Second Lt. Russell Phillips were captured by a Japanese patrol boat. Zamperini was beaten almost daily by a sadistic guard, Corporal Mutsuhiro Watanabe. Prisoners called him the Bird. Watanabe took special pleasure in beating and humiliating Zamperini, who said the harshest punishment was losing his dignity. Zamperini became energized with the idea of killing Watanabe. After his liberation, he wrestled with depression and alcoholism until he attended a Billy Graham rally. It was a turning point in his life. He turned to Christianity and forgave all his tormentors. In 1998, he returned to Japan for the Winter Olympics torch relay, running past some of the camps where hed been a prisoner. In Unbroken, Hillenbrand brings to life the true story of a forgotten hero. She also reminds us how lucky we are to have her as one of our best writers of narrative history. Unbroken is storytelling at its finest. It will be out in paperback edition the end of this month. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JULY 25, 201416 Special Performance At Mango Mania The Calendar Girls entertained a record breaking crowd at Mango Mania on Sunday, July 20 at the German American Club in Cape Coral. The Calendar Girls perform at many local venues, and have been sponsoring guide dogs for veterans since 2006. Book Discussion At The AllianceThe Alliance for the Arts monthly Member Gallery Book Club continues on Tuesday, August 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a discussion on the book The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. The club is a monthly exploration of literature relating to the arts. It is just one of the benefits of membership at the Alliance for the Arts. The Goldfinch is the story of Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker who miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who dont know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-allnight and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate. Alliance individual memberships are $50 per year, families can join for $75 per year and college students can become a member for $15. Membership benefits include 20 percent discounts on all classes and camps, free class Try It sessions and open studio sessions, discounts on concert and theater tickets and special exhibition opportunities. Visit ArtInLee. org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Gallery Artists Pay It ForwardDr. Marsha Bur, principal of Harns Marsh Elementary School, had a long time wish that the white walls of her school be filled with images of the wildlife and marsh lands that the school gleans its name from. The halls of Harns Marsh Elementary have names like Bobcat Way, Turtle Lane and Sandcrane Avenue. It was her vision that marsh lands and wildlife murals replace the stark white walls. Claudia Goode, Arts for ACT Gallery curator, heard of this wish. She decided to try to make it a reality with the help of three other member artists from the gallery. People are so kind to help and donate things to the gallerys parent company Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., which houses and supports the victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. I decided to try to pay it forward along with three other member artists, said Goode. Artists Linda Benson, Kim KraftBeckler, Susan Mills and Claudia Goode will start mural painting the walls of Harns Marsh Elementary with sand cranes, raccoons, turtles, bobcats, egrets, possums and other creatures that live in the Harns Marsh Preserve this month. Once school opens in August, Dr. Bur plans on having the elementary children and facility pay it forward. They will be holding a donation drive for the clients of Abuse Counseling and Treatment. Arts For ACT Scheduled For NovemberTravel back in time to old Hollywood with during Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction on November 8 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Harborside Event Center. The theme is Lights! Camera! Auction! An Evening in Old Hollywood. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Hollywood star. Arts for ACT is a primary fundraising event for the non-profit organization Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. Annually sold out, it features a live auction that boasts thousands of dollars worth of fine art created by renowned artists, both local and from abroad. Proceeds enable ACT to provide 24-hour hotline, safe emergency shelter, counseling, childrens programs, forensic sexual assault examinations, clothing and food for the victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. This year, the organization celebrates 36 years in operation and 26 years hosting Arts for ACT. Tickets are $150 each or $1,200 for a table of eight. They can be purchased online at www.artsforactfineartauction. com. Sponsorships are also available, ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 for the presenting sponsor. New this year is Hollywood Game Nights. ACT is inviting community members to host a game night with a local celebrity (which will be coordinated through the organization) with a goal of each host raising $1,000. Parties can be held anytime between August and October. For information, contact Jennifer Benton at jbenton@actabuse. com or call 939-2553. photo by Ron Cox Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


17 THE RIVER JULY 25, 2014 ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Nearly 40 Years Older Than McIlroy, Watson Shows Talents At British Openby Ed FrankWhile we marvel at the athletic prowess of the youngsters who have taken over the leader boards of professional golf Rory McIIroy, 25, winner of last weekends British Open, and Martin Kaymer, 29, the current U.S. Open Champion the accomplishment of 64-year-old Tom Watson was of equal amazement. Not to detract from the wire-to-wire championship of McIlroy, who is the third youngest player to win the cherished Claret Jug, we must, however, be astonished at five-time Open winner Watson who almost shot his age in the closing round by recording a four-under par 68. Playing in his 37th thats right his 37th British Open, Watson, who turns 65 in September, said modestly afterwards, I played a really solid round of golf a very good day from tee to green, but it would be nice to have shot 67 and end at even par. His four-day total of 289, one over par, was five strokes better than Tiger Woods. Watson claimed his first of five British Open titles in 1975, his initial appearance. He went on to win four more times on those brutal links courses; 1977, 1980, 1982 and 1983. He has played in every British Open in the last 39 years except 2004 and 2007. In his 37 British Opens, he has made the cut 31 times, and when he made the cut two years ago at Royal Lytham, he became the oldest to ever make the cut, breaking the record of Bob Charles who was 60 in 1996. He nearly won his sixth Open championship in 2009 at age 59, a near feat that few will forget. He held a one-stroke lead going into the last hole. A sudden gust of wind took his eight iron approach through the back of the green and three putts later he was tied for the title with Stewart Cink. The younger Cink finished the four-hole playoff with two birdies for the win over Watson in golfs oldest tournament. Watsons inspirational golf is what makes the game promising for old and young alike. In addition to his five Open titles, he has two Masters wins and a U.S. Open championship. He won 39 times on the PGA Tour and 13 times on the Champions Tour where he still competes. Just a few weeks ago, he was runner-up in the Senior PGA Championship to Colin Montgomerie, 14 years younger. Watson also will captain this years U.S. Ryder Cup team. The personable Watson has played frequently at the local ACE Group Classic, a tournament he has never won but has several second-place finishes. He played here in the 2014 event. The youthful McIIroy deservedly captured the headlines this past week for his marvelous victory at Royal Liverpool Golf Club. But if youre 25 or 85, you have to applaud the aging Tom Watson. And this year will not be his last British Open. Past champions usually cannot play in the tournament past 60. He was given a special exemption to play his grand finale next year at St. Andrews. The world will be watching. Miracle Win Nine of 10 Games; Half-A-Game Out of First The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team is on a tear, winning nine of 10 games through Monday of this week and climbing within half-agame of first place in the Florida State League South Division. Winners of the South Division in the seasons first-half, the Miracle had recorded a 20-9 mark for the second-half. Byron Buxton, considered the top Minor League prospect in baseball, returned to the Miracle recently after suffering left wrist injuries in both spring training and early in the season. He was batting .325 in his last 10 games and was named the Florida State League Player of the Week. However, he was struck by a pitch on the same wrist last Friday and sidelined again. The Miracle will return home to Hammond Stadium Monday to begin a four-game series against Clearwater. Tom Watson SalusCare Schedules 5K Run/WalkSalusCare, Inc., the regions leading provider for treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, has scheduled the 4th annual Path to Wellness 5K Run/Walk for November 8 at Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly known as Edison State College). The change in venue will allow more runners/walkers to participate, according to race organizers. More than 200 people participated in last years race at Lakes Park. Sponsors are also being recruited for the race with sponsorships available from $500 to $5,000 for the presenting sponsor. Major sponsors so far are the Fort Myers Police Department, LeeSar, Lee Memorial Health System, Genoa Healthcare, Goldberg, Racila, DAlessandro and Noone, LLC, Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, Dr. Madelyn Isaacs, Sue Ackert, Ed Kleinow, Marshall Bower, esq. and Geoff Roepstorff with support from Sanibel Moorings and Palm Printing/Printers Ink. Race registration is open online at www.active.com by searching for Path to Wellness at the Fort Myers location. The cost is $20 for walkers and $25 for runners. Race results and timing will be provided by 3D Racing, Inc., of Cape Coral. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 registrants. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age division for both males and females. For sponsorship information and general information, contact Todd Cordisco, SalusCare vice president of development and public relations, at 791-1575 or tcordisco@saluscareflorida.org. Jennifer Fagan of Estero accepts the award from SalusCare CEO Kevin B. Lewis as the top female finisher in the 3rd annual Path to Wellness 5K Run/Walk in 2013


THE RIVER JULY 25, 201418 Library ProgramsLakes RegionalNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults English Caf 6 p.m. Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Practice your English with English Cafe, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Book Discussion: The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 19Read and discuss the book The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. The authors reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. Registration is required.Families Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10 a.m. Mondays, August 18 and 25 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Toddler Storytime 10 a.m. Wednesdays, August 20 and 27 Children 2 years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Family Storytime11 a.m. Wednesdays, August 20 and 27This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Children Ninjago Ninja Training 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 4 Calling all Ninjas. Sneak off to the library to become a Master of Spinjitzu through a series of games, challenges and crafts, inspired by the tricks of LEGO Ninjagos Cole, Zane, Jay and Kai. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. For grades K to 5. Registration began July 14. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 7 Come celebrate all the books that have been read so far with fun activities, crafts and games. Not just for those who have read all 1,000 books or are graduating to Kindergarten; all levels are welcome to partake in the fun. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. For ages up to 5. Registration began July 17. Special Needs Storytime 10 a.m. Saturday, August 9 This storytime emphasizes books, music, and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs. The librarys welcoming environment will create a positive experience for children. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, who will be an active participant in the program. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their parents or caregivers. For children from 3 to 12 years old with special needs. Registration begins three weeks prior to event. Kids Read Down Fines 2 p.m. Saturday, August 16 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. Preschool Storytime 11 a.m. Mondays, August 18 and 25 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 28 Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) attend this storytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Frozen Party 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 26 Do you want to build a snowman? Beat the heat with activities inspired by the Disney movie Frozen. Pin the nose on Olaf, create snow like Elsa and stack ice like Kristoff, plus much more. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. For grades K to 5. Registration begins August 5. Preschool LEGO Storytime 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 28 Calling all preschoolers and caregivers get ready to read, build and play at the library. This program will combine storytelling, music and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks for a fun new experience. This hands-on playtime will foster creativity and early literacy. For ages 2 to 5. Registration begins August 7. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 2 p.m. Saturday, August 16 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4000. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary. net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Library ProgramsFort Myers RegionalNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults August Beadwork 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 5 Location: Meeting Room CD Wow your friends with this lovely beaded treasure. All materials supplied. Registration is required. How to Prepare for Genealogical Research Using the Internet 9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 9 Location: Meeting Room AB The Internet is a wonderful research tool for locating ancestors as long as you know its limitations. Your success depends on how much time was spent gathering relevant data about your family and knowing what pre-search strategies to follow. This seminar will focus on the steps necessary to facilitate a successful search. It will also suggest ways to get around the inevitable brick walls that develop when you dont always locate your ancestor where they are supposed to be. Registration is required. Enchanting, Elegant Cards 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 15 Location: Meeting Room CD Youll be surprised how easy it is to create these elegant cards, enhanced with gilded thread and beads. All materials supplied. Registration required. Book Discussion: The Coffee Trader by David Liss Noon Wednesday, August 20 Location: Main Library Building, Conference Room C Historical Fiction can span time and distance. You never know where (or when) our book discussion selections will take you. Join us. Space is limited so registration is required. Family Toddler Storytime 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, August 19 and 26 Children 2 years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, August 21 and 28 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Children Celebrate National Clown Week 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 5 Location: Meeting Room Building Come celebrate National Clown Week with Turkleberry the Clown and her pals from Caloosa Clown Alley #97. Fun and laughter guaranteed. Program is in the South Buildings meeting room on the Fort Myers Regional Library campus. Registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 9 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays, August 11 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. Wacky Wednesday: Back-To-School Olympics 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 13 Summers almost over and school is about to begin. Come join us in playing fun competitive games at the Fort Myers Library. Have fun while earning supplies for school. Program is for children entering grades K to 5. Registration is requested. Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, August 20 and 27 Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) attend this storytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Teens Fort Myers Library Teen Chess Club 5 p.m. Monday, August 4 Do you enjoy chess? Come to the Teen area to hang out with new friends and play a game of chess. Open to kids of all ages to play. No registration is needed. Space is limited. Bring your own board or use one of the librarys. On The Table: Make A Monster August 5 to 8 Available during normal library operating hours: Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Make large recycled monsters to display in the teen room. Please drop on by and add to the window display. Supplies and instructions will be on the table. This is a team effort. No registration is needed. Teen Acrylic Painting 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 6 Express yourself by painting on canvas. All supplies are provided. Space is limited. Kids Read Down Fines 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 9 4 to 5 p.m. Monday August 11 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. On The Table: Make A Magnet August 11 to 16 Available during normal library operating hours: Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.continued on page 22


19 THE RIVER JULY 25, 2014 Record-Breaking Charity Golf TournamentThe Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) held its 4th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 28 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club, and raised more than $20,000 for PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. The tournament, which also included a lunch-time silent and live auction, raised more funds for charity than any other single event held in the LCBAs 65-year history. The funds come at an opportune time for PACE, which moved into a new location in the Spring of 2014 that required extensive remodeling. The organization has since been approved to increase its enrollment, meaning it is in need of funds not only to complete payment for renovations of the new school, but also to fund the additional staff required to serve the needs of an increasing number of students. We knew pairing the LCBA and PACE for a charity event would be a great success, but the result exceeded even our most optimistic expectations. It was a collaborative effort that could not have reached this level of success without the dedication of many volunteers, generous sponsors and donors, and all the players who came out to support the event, said LCBA President and PACE board member John Agnew. PACE Center for Girls is 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. The tournament also served as a dresscollection event, netting 257 dresses for PACEs major fundraiser, Love That Dress! On the heels of this success, the LCBA joined with Lee County Association for Women Lawyers to host an after party to benefit PACE on July 21 at the Lindsay Nicole Boutique at Gulf Coast Town Center. This years Love That Dress! event, which is open to the public, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27 at Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero. Tickets go on sale online at 8 a.m. August 1 at www.pacecenter.org/centers/lee/lee-ltd/ ticket Attorney J. Jeffrey Rice with Honorable Christine Greider and Honorable James Adams Attorney Ken Jones of Roetzel & Andress law firm Attorney Theresa Daniels, Megan Eileen and Connie Ramos-Williams Attorneys Amanda Mitteer Bradley and Kelly Fayer Donation To Harry Chapin Food BankFor more than 200 years, being a good neighbor and supporting the communities it serves has always been Wawas top priority. Its a commitment that is rooted in their core values and lived by all of their associates. Each year, Wawa supports hundreds of causes at a community and regional level through product donations, instore fundraising, charitable grants and special events. In 2014, as Wawa celebrated their 50th anniversary in retail, they strengthened their ability to fulfill lives and support communities in more extensive ways than ever before through the launch of The Wawa Foundation. The goal of Wawa and The Wawa Foundation is to commit $50 million in the next five years to causes including health, hunger and everyday heroes. As Wawa spreads their wings into Southwest Florida, they are committed to using the Wawa Foundation as a vehicle to help support those key areas of focus. Very fittingly, Wawa will be partnering with the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida to help fight hunger in the Fort Myers Community. In tandem with the groundbreaking of their first three stores in Southwest Florida and their community partnership event on July 15, Wawa and the Wawa Foundation presented a check for $5,000 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. The funds will be earmarked to support their summer feeding program and mobile pantry. 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JULY 25, 201420 Shell Point Expands Dining Space At The Springs Assisted Living FacilityShell Point Retirement Community more than doubled the dining space at The Springs, their month-to-month private pay assisted living facility, adding an additional 1,881 square feet to the original 1,131-square-foot area. Were responding to our growing resident population and needs, said Director of Assisted Living and Resident Support Services Rita Southern. While our Any-time Dining program is popular with residents, we found that many prefer to eat together, in groups, as part of their daily social activity. Mealtimes with others can help foster friendships and enhance a residents sense of belonging and community. The expanded space will also serve as the primary gathering location for entertainers and social gatherings within the building and features a private dining room wellsuited to family gatherings. Bob Southern, assistant to the president for project development, said Wright Construction Group was a natural choice for this project since they supplied Construction Management Services for the conversion of the Country Inn and Suites to The Springs in 2012. The desire was to have this addition not look like an addition, but rather to look as if it were always a part of the original building. I believe we have achieved that, he added. Wright Constructions familiarity with the building, along with their understanding of the quality Shell Point expects, makes them a great partner, said Southern. They also kept the project on schedule, which is important in minimizing any impact on our residents. Most importantly, they share our pride in the improvements we are bringing to the residents of The Springs. New to the Shell Point lifecare tradition, The Springs offers flexible assisted living services to the public on an economical month-to-month private pay basis while maintaining the high quality care for which Shell Point is known. Located at the entrance to Shell Point, The Springs is less than two miles from the Sanibel Causeway. For information about The Springs at Shell Point or to request a brochure, call 454-2077, email thesprings@shellpoint.org or visit www.shellpoint.org/assistedliving. From left, Dave Heuring, RDG Planning & Design; Julie Nipper, McKenzie Millis, Bob Southern, Rita Southern and Peter Dys, Shell Point Retirement Community; Fred Edman, Mark Valin, and Jeff Sinatra, Wright Construction Group. Academy Announces New Athletic DirectorMike Marciano has accepted the position of athletic director and head football coach for Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA). Marciano has coached at both the high school and collegiate levels and has earned Southwest Florida Coach of the Year honors and Regional Coach of the Year while at Bishop Verot High School. At Fort Campbell High School in Kentucky, he secured three consecutive state titles as well as leading the Falcons to three straight Kentucky scoring titles as the highest scoring offense. He has coached multiple Division I football players, including a current 2014 NFL draft pick, Mr. Kentucky Football, Antonio Andrews. In 2010, Marciano accepted a position at Clarksville Academy in Tennessee, where he served as the head of upper school and offensive coordinator and was able to coach his eldest son, Josh. Clarksville Academy then secured a playoff position twice and won the first district title since 1979. After moving back to his hometown in Fort Myers, Marciano took over the building of a new program at Canterbury School, making it to the State Championship his first year then initiating the 11-man football program. When asked about his new position he said, Im very excited to build upon the foundation that has been laid at SFCA. The Lord is moving in the lives of the students and I am blessed to be able to mentor them in the role of athletic director. The administration of SFCA is fully committed to developing and supporting a growing athletic program and I feel blessed to be a part of that mission. Marciano played his collegiate football at Cumberland University in Tennessee, where he graduated with his bachelor of science in education. He then completed his master of arts in education at Cumberland College in Kentucky and went on to receive another master of arts degree in educational administration from the University of Cumberland in Kentucky. He finished his formal education receiving his PhD in clinical Christian counseling and psychology from Cornerstone University. Marciano is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and takes pride in his year-round training progression for athletes. The Immokalee Foundation Installs 2014-15 BoardThe Immokalee Foundation recently announced the installation of the 2014-15 board of directors. Board members at large are Joseph Joe Zednik, chair; Alison Douglas, secretary; Pablo Veintimilla, treasurer; James Bailey; Michael Benson; David Call; Charles Chuck Campbell; John Costigan; Joyce Hagen Fites; Robert Blake Gable; Don Gunther; John Henry; Cynthia Janssen; Kevin Johnson; Peter Pete Negri; and Louise Penta. Board emeritus members are George Franks, W.R. Skip Hildebrand, Wilfred Will Larson, Malcolm Mac McDonald, Lisa Merritt, Donald Don ONeill, Margaret Peggy Redlinger, Jay Dick Stonesifer and Thomas Tom Weyl. The dedication of The Immokalee Foundation supporters, including the board of directors, staff and team, are excited about sharing the opportunities available with the students, said Zednik. Experiencing firsthand the life-changing results of the children within Immokalee keeps everyone inspired and motivated. The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about TIF, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. Mike Marciano Joseph Zednik


21 THE RIVER JULY 25, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My sons summer school teacher has been writing great work on his papers this summer. When I ask him why his work was great, he doesnt know why. I often say the same thing to him and Im guessing that there is a better way to tell him that I like what he has done. How can I say good work to a child to make it more meaningful? Jennifer S., Fort Myers Jennifer, You have asked an excellent question. Giving effective praise is important for increasing positive behaviors and there are certainly ways to make praise more effective for parents and teachers. Effective praise also encourages good behaviors and improves self-esteem in children. The more descriptive your praise is, the better. So instead of saying, Great work! parents and teachers should specify what was the great work. For example, Great work finishing your homework on time or sharing the video game controller with your brother specifies exactly which behavior was great. When youre specific about what a child did well, youre more likely to bring attention to the childs effort as opposed to the result of the effort. Another important distinction in giving praise is to recognize that praising effort is not the same as praising success. So praising your child for being smart doesnt teach what behavior was so smart. More value comes from identifying and labeling the smart behavior. Instead of saying you are so smart when your child does something wonderful, it would be better to say It was so smart how you completed your pre-writing work before writing your essay. Giving effective praise will help a child learn and maintain a new behavior. So when a child is learning a new behavior, its important to give praise whenever the behavior happens. Then once the child has learned the behavior, continue to give praise, but less frequently, and that will help the child maintain the behavior learned. Learning a behavior requires more frequent praise than maintaining a behavior. Parents and teachers should always be looking for opportunities to praise kids positive behaviors even the behaviors they think kids should already know and be doing regularly. Ultimately, praise should be genuine. Kids are smart and they intuitively know when something is communicated that is forced or fake. Changing how you deliver praise may take a bit of practice but it will be worth it as you see new positive behaviors develop in your children. 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. Hodges, Florida SouthWestern Add PartnershipHodges University and Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) have signed an agreement that creates a continuous educational path for students who want to earn Bachelor degrees in such workforce fields as software development, computer networking, digital design and graphics, and applied psychology. By broadening and deepening our longstanding partnership, Hodges and FSW have created a powerful incentive for students to continue their education and earn a college degree, said Dr. Kim Spiezio, executive vice president and provost, Hodges University. This initiative ultimately will help to prepare students for an amazing variety of exciting career opportunities in the fields of information technology and human services while also addressing urgent workforce needs throughout Southwest Florida. By bringing the strengths of both institutions together, we can provide students a seamless path to a career that is in demand, said Dr. Denis Wright, provost, vice president of academic affairs, FSW. This articulation agreement ultimately benefits the students we serve. It makes perfect sense for students who earn specific technical associate in science degrees from FSW to continue at Hodges for their bachelors degrees. The agreement enables students earning an associate degree at FSW in the following areas to seamlessly transfer into the corresponding bachelors degree program offered at Hodges University: AS in computer programming at FSW and a BS in software development at Hodges University AS in networking services technology at FSW and a BS in networking at Hodges University AS in architectural design and construction technology at FSW and a BS in digital design and graphics at Hodges University AS in human services at FSW and a BS in applied psychology at Hodges University Additionally, the agreement provides students a tuition scholarship from Hodges University of $100 per credit hour. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com Amy Rouskey Named Rotarian Of The YearThe Rotary Club of Cape Coral selected Amy Rouskey as the 2013-14 Rotarian of the Year, an honor given to those who consistently demonstrate service above self. A member of the Rotary Club of Cape Coral for 11 years, Rouskeys accomplishments include serving on the board of directors (six years), as chairperson of the Dictionary Project (11 years), on the golf tournament planning committee (15 years), and participating in the clubs international projects on Andros Island, Bahamas, building a playground for Red Bay School as well as providing dictionaries to the local schools. Rouskey is a fixture at the Rotary Clubs signature events including Cape Coral Festival of the Arts and the Cardboard Boat Regatta, and is often involved in the planning of and participation in the clubs many fellowship events. For 2014-15, she serves as chairperson of the Dictionary Project for Lee County Schools and co-chair of the Run for the Rose Garden 5K Race. Rouskey notes one of the most memorable moments was accompanying Paul Sanborn, charter member of the Rotary Club of Cape Coral, on the Rotary Honor Flight to Washington, DC. Accompanying Paul and the other WWII veterans on the Honor Flight was truly my honor. It was very emotional and I will remember that day for the rest of my life, said Rouskey. I am very proud to be a Rotarian, and will continue to serve my club and community for many years to come. Rouskey, originally from Spokane, Washington, has been married for almost 24 years and has two grown sons. She has lived in Cape Coral for 19 years, is the manager of The Letterbox Inc. and will assume the company one day. A daredevil, her hobbies include skydiving every weekend and gardening. For more information, visit www. capecoralrotary.com. Amy RouskeyScholarship For Children With Special NeedsParents of Florida children with significant special needs including autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy may now apply for a new type of K-12 scholarship that will allow them to individualize their childs education. The Florida Personal Learning Scholarship Account (PLSA) is for students in kindergarten through 12th grade with one of eight specific learning disabilities. It allows a parent to use the money to choose from a variety of education options. Those options include private schools, therapists, specialists, curricula and materials even contributions to a prepaid college fund. For 2014-15, the scholarships are worth an average of about $10,000. This scholarship will make all the difference in the world, said Dorothy Famiano of Brooksville, who has two children who are eligible for the scholarship accounts Nicholas, who has Spina bifida, and Danielle, 11, who has been diagnosed with autism. The new program was the brainchild of Sen. Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, who is in line to become Senate president and has a son with Down syndrome. Gardiner modeled it after Arizona, making Florida only the second state to offer this unique educational option. Under the PLSA, students can receive scholarship payments until they graduate from high school or reach age 22. Funds can roll over from one year to the next. The account remains in place until a student graduates from a postsecondary institution, or he or she graduates from high school and attends no postsecondary education for four consecutive years.Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts are an enormous vote in favor of truly providing an individualized education for children who have unique abilities in the state of Florida, said Christine Bancalari, co-founder of the Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida. Allowing parents to customize their childrens education to their individual needs is a win-win for all. The impact that this has on a childs educational success will translate into more opportunities for their future success as an adult in the community.The Home Education Foundation is very excited about the new Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts for special needs children, said Brenda Dickinson, the foundations president. This scholarship will help provide the much-needed therapies and services that most home educating parents cannot afford. We are so grateful that the state has given parents a choice and a helping hand to ensure that all special needs children can reach their full potential. To be eligible, a student must be diagnosed with either autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Intellectual Disability (severe cognitive impairment),continued on page 23


THE RIVER JULY 25, 201422 Financial FocusShould You Be A Hands-On Investor? by Jennifer BaseyIf you want to send your children or grandchildren to college, retire comfortably and achieve other important life goals, you will have to invest its that simple. But the process of investing can sometimes seem anything but simple. What can you do to gain confidence that you are making the right investment moves? The answer may depend on how involved you want to be with your investment decisions. Initially, you might think that you would like to be totally handson. After all, how you save and invest your money is unquestionably a highly personal matter. And once you start exploring the investment world, you may find it fascinating, as it entails virtually every human endeavor imaginable: business, politics, science, the environment and so on. But if you want to completely run your own show, you will need to put in a lot of work such as studying the financial markets, staying up-to-date on changing investment environments and monitoring your portfolio to make sure it is still appropriate for your financial needs and goals. Most people find that they do not have the time or expertise to manage this investment process on their own, which is why they turn to professional financial advisors. The key advantage in working with an advisor is that he or she knows your risk tolerance, goals and family situation, and can help you create a personalized, long-term investment strategy. A good financial advisor will communicate with you regularly and make recommendations. A financial advisor can offer you a variety of strategies and types of investments such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds to help you work toward your goals. Ultimately, though, you will be the one to make the buy or sell decisions. Some investors prefer to leave even the buy-and-sell decisions to professionals. Most financial advisors offer advisory programs that take care of this for you. With these programs, you choose a professionally managed portfolio of investments. The programs typically offer a wide range of portfolios, so you can choose one thats appropriate based on your needs, goals and risk tolerance. Each portfolio contains a broad range of investments that are selected by professional analysts and represent a variety of asset classes. Advisory programs also offer a sophisticated rebalancing process designed to keep your assets allocated appropriately, which can help keep you on track toward your specific financial goals. Whether you choose to make your own decisions in consultation with a financial advisor or to invest in an advisory program or both you really should learn as much as possible about your investments. Whichever method you decide is best for you, remember that investing involves risk, and investment performance is never guaranteed. So make sure youre asking the right questions, such as: What are the risk characteristics? How has a particular investment vehicle performed relative to others in its category? What are the tax implications of owning and selling a specific investment vehicle? What are the costs and fees associated with each choice? As you may have heard many times, knowledge is power and thats certainly true in the investment arena. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com AppleJuiceTips On Saving Your Battery On IOS Devicesby Barbara Koeplinger, First Vice President, SWACKSMy iPhone was dying before the end of the day, so I did some research to see how I could keep my battery running longer. Here are just a few tips to help extend your battery life: Double click your Home Key and swipe away all of your open programs about once a month. Doing it all the time takes more battery. Keep your Bluetooth off when not in use. On Apple devices using iOS7, swipe up and turn off Bluetooth by clicking on the Bluetooth symbol. And/or go to Settings > Bluetooth and make sure it is off (iPhone and iPad). Go to General > Background App Refresh and turn off Facebook and most of your Apps, or turn off all Apps by sliding Background App Refresh to green, as refreshing takes battery life. Turn off notifications for email unless you HAVE to be notified of mail. Go to an Apple retail store. Apple has rolled out a new Extended Battery Life Test for all iOS technicians that allow them to see a detailed report of battery usage on your device. If your physical battery is defective, the technicians can replace it for free if your iOS device is under warranty. Go to Settings > Privacy Location Services, and turn off most of these Apps so the GPS wont be over working Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion unless an App requires motion, keep all of these off. Reduce Screen Brightness by going to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness, where you can control the default brightness of your iPad/iPhone screen with the slider in settings. The brighter the default setting for the screen, the more power it requires. Keep the screen dimmer to conserve more of your battery. Turn off location services by going to Settings > Privacy Location Services, scrolling down to the end of the list to System Services and turn off Diagnostics & Usage, Location-Based iAds and Setting Time Zone. 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 on the South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society, visit www.swacks.org. From page 18Fort Myers Regional Library ProgramsDrop on by the Teen Scene room and make an art magnet. Art examples will be available. Supplies are provided. Make it and take it home to enjoy on your fridge or use it back to school in a locker! Instructions are available on the table. The Fort Myers Regional is located at 2450 First Street in Fort Myers. Adult programs are held in the meeting room building located across the library campus at 1651 Lee Street. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4600. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary. net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays On Market Quail West Naples 2013 4,139 $1,995,000$1,825,585 263 Not Applicable Fort Myers Beach 2014 3,094 $1,949,000 $1,835,000 2 Avallone Bonita Springs 2006 2,725 $875,000$785,000 110 Dunes Sanibel Island Sanibel 1988 2,400 $787,500 $787,500 6 Pirate's Cove II Bonita Springs 2013 2,350 $699,900$680,000 169 Crown Colony Fort Myers 2004 3,195 $695,900$667,000 59 Cape Coral Cape Coral 1981 3,690 $675,000$645,000 140 Gumbo Limbo Sanibel 1983 2,434 $599,700$580,000 69 Villa D'este Bonita Springs 2004 2,565 $599,000$575,000 46 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2013 2,488 $579,899$569,000 102


23 THE RIVER JULY 25, 2014 deaRPharmacistEnergy And Focus In A Tea Bagby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Reader: I didnt like tea growing up, but now it is a passion. I often want a caffeinated drink that isnt coffee. I used to drink a lot of yerba mate tea, because it lights me and increases my mental focus and energy. Ive discovered Guayusa now. Guayusa is pronounced gwhy-yousuh and its been enjoyed for centuries in other parts of the world. Local growers who live in the Amazon rainforest grow this on small farms, and I feel good about supporting them. Guayusa isnt technically a tea, its an herb that comes from the holly tree (Ilex guayusa), which has nothing to do with the tea plant Camellia sinensis that gives us black and green tea. Drink Guayusa early in the day because it gives you a lift, similar to coffee but less jolt and jitters. It is not black tea, and its not green tea. This is an herbal tea, so that should be OK for people with stones. However, make sure you its right for you especially if you have hypertension, heart disease or kidney stones. Im an avid tea maker, and I have noticed that guayusa is a more forgiving of the cook time. By that I mean if I let the yerba mate boil too long, it gets very bitter. With guayusa, its still good if you overcook it. Its less grassy than yerba mate and sweeter, so I dont need to add too much honey, which is nice for my insulin and glucose levels. It tastes more like green tea than anything else if I have to compare it to something. Guayusa is very healthy because it contains natural antioxidants and polyphenols. These ingredients are known to improve metabolism and blood sugar, and protect your cells from oxidation (cellular rusting). If youre on a budget, youll love guayusa because you can re-steep the herb numerous times. So one tablespoon can be re-steeped six times. After that, the flavor (and healing goodies) are all gone. The amount of focus and energy you get will also start to wane the more frequently you steep the same herb. My hope is that some of you addicted to caffeine and coffee might be able to break your addiction little by little by adding guayusa (or yerba mate). The potential for allergies with this herb exists, just like it does with any herb or drug. You can drink guayusa hot or cold. You can also add other herbals while brewing it, like a leaf of peppermint, or some ginger or cinnamon. If youre too busy to brew your own, just buy commercially prepared drinks. Look in the refrigerator section because some health food stores sell this bottled and chilled. You can buy prepared tea bags, instead of bulk herb. Ive tried Runa brand and appreciate all the flavors, and the fact that its non-GMO. I travel and find myself in different time zones, or on redeye flights so theres always a teabag in my purse. 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. School Supplies, Outfits Needed For ACT ShelterAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is in need of school supplies and clothing for the first day of school for the children at the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Centers serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Labelle areas. There are over 35 school-age children in need from kindergarten to high school. We request that you donate gift cards to Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Bealls, Kmart or other stores in town so we may take the children shopping for their outfits and supplies. To adopt a child for school supplies, call Johnnie-Mae or Stacie at 939-3112. Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-profit agency established to provide shelter, counseling, and education to victims of domestic violence and their families and survivors of sexual assault, serving Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. 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 try to visit my very elderly aunt at least once a week at her retirement home. She has been confined to her bed after many strokes and she enjoys seeing me. Across the hall, I noticed a woman who regularly visits a woman similar to my aunt for a very short time. One day, we stopped to talk in the hall. I asked her how her mother was, and she said, No, I am not family. I am from Companions Who Visit. Later, I found she is paid by this womans daughter to check in and visit because the daughter doesnt have the time because she is too busy with her own commitments. The ladys fee is $1 per minute, and she stays 15 minutes twice a week. It seems very sad to me that the daughter is so busy that she just pays up rather than visit. Is this the place where modern times are taking us? Virginia Dear Virginia, Modern medical advances have extended our longevity, but as a result it has created many unmet social problems. I once heard of a man who had four very successful sons who were all too busy to attend his funeral. His wife buried him and worked for three months before the caring sons could get together for a memorial service. I think it is sad that family life seems to be so disintegrated, people so stressed, and successful businesses making so many demands. Who knows where it will go? People are meeting these needs, and very unusual services are now available. Lizzie Dear Virginia, I have never found it worthwhile to judge others based on limited, surface information. You have no idea what stressors, difficulties, challenges that family faces. You hardly know anything about this family, yet you are quick to pass judgment based on your own standards. A perfectly legitimate choice for families that have multiple, equally important priorities is to hire extra help. The intent is to provide care, reduce stress and prevent caregiver burnout and resentment. The daughter chose to have someone assist her in her care of her mother. She could just as easily have chosen not to hire anyone and not be able to visit herself. I am sure you would have something to say about that as well. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 21Special Needs ScholarshipsPrader-Willi syndrome, Spina bifida, Williams syndrome or entering kindergarten with development delays that cause them to be deemed high risk. The state set aside $18.4 million to seed the first year of the program, an amount that is estimated to serve roughly 1,800 students. Applications officially open on Friday through a nonprofit scholarship organization, Step Up For Students, which also helps administer the Tax Credit Scholarship for low-income students. Students will need either an Individual Education Plan from a school district or a formal diagnosis from a licensed physician or psychologist. The scholarship is also available for students who participate in home education.Parents can apply online at www. stepupforstudents.org. More details about the program are also available at the site. Free Back-ToSchool Vision ScreeningsThe Fort Myers-Edison Kiwanis Club and Dr. Bruce Senior and Image Eyewear will offer free back-to-school vision screenings for children going into grades one through five on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Screenings will take place at Kiwanis Hall, 1634 Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. The vision screenings will be open to the first 200 children arriving with a parent or guardian. No identification will be required and no personal information will be taken. In addition to the vision screening, each child will receive a free book. The vision screening is not an eye examination and no tests or refraction will be performed. Whether your child passes or fails this screening, a complete eye examination by a qualified optometrist is recommended before each school year. Children and parents are often unaware when their vision isnt up to par, said Fort Myers-Edison Kiwanis Club President Harris Segel, Good vision, or lack of it, greatly affects academic and athletic performance. Bruce Senior, doctorate of optometry, has been serving the community since 1977. Dr. Senior offers comprehensive eye exams to patients of all ages from young children to seniors at his office in Fort Myers. The Fort Myers-Edison Kiwanis Club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Meetings are held every Thursday at 8 a.m. in Fort Myers. For details on joining the club, call Harris Segel at 939-4027 or email harris@pampered-pooch.com. The Fort Myers-Edison Kiwanis Club can be found on Facebook or online at www.edisonkiwanis.com. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


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PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. CITY NICKNAMES: What U.S. citys nickname is The Biggest Little City in the World? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of vultures called? 3. SPORTS: Which sport might include a maneuver called a closed choctaw? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What color is cerulean? 5. LANGUAGE: What is the U.S. equivalent of the British pram? 6. COMMUNICATION: In the international radio alphabet, what is the standard word that represents the letter P? 7. LITERATURE: What was the name of the family in The Grapes of Wrath? 8. TELEVISION: Who played the role of Gus McCrae in the 1989 Lonesome Dove television series? 9. THE BODY: What is a humans normal temperature in Centigrade? 10. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is represented in the condition called nyctophobia? TRIVIA TEST 1. Reno, Nevada 2. A wake 3. Figure skating 4. Blue 5. Baby carriage 6. Papa 7. Joad 8. Robert Duvall 9. 37 C 10. Night or darkness. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER JULY 25, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 28, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty is, as always, admirable. But you might want to be more tactful in discussing a sensitive issue with a family member. Remember: You can give advice without giving offense. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An unexpected workplace snag should be handled quickly and efficiently so that it leaves you time for family get-togethers. Also, you might soon get that long-sought apology. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor family matters, especially where children might be involved. Spending time with loved ones helps restore some much-needed balance to your typically busy schedule. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That seemingly clear-cut agreement might not be quite so straightforward after all. Recheck for language that could make you liable for hidden costs and other unpleasant surprises. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Careful, Kitty. Better to deal with someone with proven reliability than with a big talker who promises much but cant confirm that he or she will deliver. Your social life really zings this weekend. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your matchmaking skills are at peak performance levels both in helping to staff workplace teams for upcoming projects and for bringing people together on a more personal basis. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Youre finally seeing some progress with your new venture. But be prepared for it to continue at a slower pace than youre used to. Meanwhile, a loved one could be preparing a surprise. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A family members success pulls you into the spotlight as well. Enjoy it, but dont let it overshadow or otherwise obstruct what youre doing with your own creative projects. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Using what you already know might not be quite enough to get a proposed project off the ground. Look for any new information that might help tilt the scales in your favor. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Good news: While a changing workplace environment can be daunting for some, it could be the challenge youve been hoping for. If so, confront it with confidence and move on. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Its a good time to recheck travel arrangements for any changes that could work to your advantage. Aspects also favor strengthening and restoring old, fraying relationships. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Using your intuitive reasoning helps you cut right through the double-talk and go straight to whats really going on around you. Stay the course until all your questions are answered. BORN THIS WEEK: You radiate light and warmth, and others love being close to you. On Aug. 1, 1498, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets foot on the American mainland for the first time, in present-day Venezuela. Thinking it was an island, he christened it Isla Santa and claimed it for Spain. Columbus, a deeply religious man, decided that Venezuela was the outer regions of the Garden of Eden. On July 29, 1862, Confederate spy Marie Isabella Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained for providing crucial information to the Confederates during the war. It was the first of three arrests. Boyd was just 18 years old. On Aug. 2, 1876, Wild Bill Hickok, one of the greatest gunfighters of the American West, is murdered in Deadwood, South Dakota. Hickok was playing cards with his back to the saloon door when a young gunslinger named Jack McCall shot him in the back of the head. On July 31, 1937, Charles Martine, an Apache scout who played an important role in the surrender of Geronimo in 1886, dies on the Mescalero Reservation in New Mexico. After being found, Geronimo agreed to a meeting with Gen. Nelson Miles, during which he gave his unconditional surrender. Martine and Geronimo were exiled, and Martine never did receive his promised reward. On July 28, 1945, a United States military plane crashes into the Empire State Building, killing 14 people. Upon impact, the planes jet fuel exploded. One engine from the plane went straight through the building and landed in a penthouse apartment across the street. On July 30, 1956, two years after pushing to have the phrase under God inserted into the pledge of allegiance, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a law officially declaring In God We Trust to be the nations official motto and be printed on all U.S. paper currency. On Aug. 3, 1965, CBS-TV news shows pictures of men from the First Battalion, Ninth Marines setting fire to huts in the village of Cam Na, Vietnam, despite reports that the Viet Cong had already fled the area. The film report sparked indignation and condemnation of the U.S. policy. It was novelist Ayn Rand who made the following sage observation: You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Those who study such things say that penguins are ticklish. On the whole, Texas is a good bit hotter than Ohio, wouldnt you think? You might be surprised to learn, then, that on a per capita basis, Cleveland has42 times as many swimming pools as Fort Worth. The 21 Club is a posh New York restaurant that has been in operation since 1922, though it has undergone some changes since its early days. The eaterys policy prohibiting women from wearing pants to dine didnt change until 1969. That was the year when Laugh-In actress Judy Carne entered wearing what has been described as a tunic-topped pants suit. When she was told she wouldnt be allowed to dine, she took off her pants and left them in the coat-check room. The tunic by itself just barely qualified as a micro-mini, but it was enough. The 21 Club changed its policy the next day. Smiling is a natural human instinct. Even people who have been blind since birth smile when theyre happy. Ireland has the distinction of being the first nation in the world that had one woman succeed another woman as head of state, when, in 1997, Mary MacAleese was elected president after Mary Robinson served in that position. During World War I, the opposing armies called a truce to celebrate Christmas 1914. During the truce, a group of German soldiers and a group of British soldiers met in the no-mans land between the opposing trenches to play a soccer match. Forever is composed of nows. -Emily Dickinson THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, Bostons David Ortiz set a record for most career hits by a designated hitter. Who had held the mark? 2. Between 1958 and 1978, four New York Yankees pitchers won a Cy Young Award. Name three of them. 3. Who holds the record for most rushing yards in a Rose Bowl game? 4. In 2012-13, the Hornets Ryan Anderson became the fourth NBA player to have 500 rebounds and 200 3-pointers made in a season. Name two of the others. 5. Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, in 2014, became the fourth Russian-born goalie to have 100 wins in the NHL. Name two of the first three. 6. In 2014, Kurt Busch tied for the best finish (sixth) at the Indianapolis 500 for a driver also racing in the Coca-Cola 600 the same day. Whom did he tie? 7. In 2014, tennis Novak Djokovic became the second player to win the Indian Wells and Sony Open tournaments back-to-back twice. Who was the first? ANSWERS 1. Harold Baines, with 1,688 hits. 2. Bob Turley (1958), Whitey Ford (), Sparky Lyle () and Ron Guidry (). 3. Charles White ran for 247 yards for Southern Cal in 1980. 4. Peja Stojakovic, Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce. 5. Evgeni Nabokov (350 victories), Nikolai Khabibulin (333) and Ilya Bryzgalov (220). 6. Robby Gordon and Tony Stewart. 7. Roger Federer, in 2005-06.


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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 25, 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 . . . . . . . . . . . 288-2535 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 My name is Lexi. Sometimes I may be a little skittish outside and if I could talk, I would tell everyone why. Just know that I am a dog that loves people and the comfort of being by someones side and being petted. I love hearing what a good girl I am too. All I need is a loving home and some reassurance. My adoption fee is $40 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Freedom Friends adoption promotion. They call me Barbie and Im a precious little pixie. I may not always be this small but I promise to stay adorable, attentive and playful. Come check me out along with all the other kittens and cats. The shelter has about 200 at the shelter and in foster care so theres plenty of selection. Dont forget, you can get two of us for one adoption fee. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Freedom Friends adoption promotion. All cats and kittens are two for one 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, 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. Barbie ID# 588877 Lexi ID# 587728


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