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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 30 AUGUST 1, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Upcoming Programs At The EstatesAugust at Edison Ford is highlighted with several special events. WINK TV Chief Meteorologist Jim Farrell will be the guest speaker at the monthly volunteer meeting on August 12. Daily river excursions are now leaving from The Marina at Edison Ford. The August Garden Talk will be all about water gardening, encouraging plant and animal life around your home. Daily River Excursions Departing from The Marina at Edison Ford Experience the Caloosahatchee in a whole new way aboard the Edison Explorer departing daily from The Marina at Edison Ford. Members and visitors will can take a river excursion aboard the newly built passenger vessel with certified naturalists and historians from Pure Fort Myers and Edison Ford. River excursions will take passengers up the Caloosahatchee to the historic railroad bridge, with great views of the island rookery filled with shorebirds. Passengers will learn Edison Ford river history, river ecology, the history of the Caloosahatchee and Fort Myers, and see dolphins, manatees, birds and river life up close. Cost for members is $25 adults, $20 children (includes an audio tour of Edison Ford and river cruise); non-members are $50 adults, $35 children (includes an audio tour of Edison Ford and river cruise). Customized private tours can be scheduled for groups with discounted group rates. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Sunset cruises are also available and tickets can be purchased by calling 800-9793370 or online at www.purefortmyers. com. Monthly Program: Hurricane Preparedness August 12, 10 a.m. Held in the South Florida Water Management Building Lecture Hall. Get tips on how to prepare and respond during emergency storm conditions from the pros including a WINK news meteorologistcontinued on page 5 Pure Fort Myers River Excursions depart daily from The Marina at Edison Ford Art By Kids With Cancer At AllianceThe Young Artists Awards Arts By Kids With Cancer project will be exhibited in the Member Gallery at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers during the month of August. The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and the show will run through August 29. The Art By Kids With Cancer project donates and delivers art supplies for use by pediatric oncology patients throughout the year, working in conjunction with the Child Life Specialists at the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at the Golisano continued on page 17 The Circus Is Coming To TownOn August 6 and 7, the 2014 edition of the Loomis Bros. Circus comes to the Lee Civic Center. There will be two big shows at 5 and 8 p.m. both days. Circus producer and renowned Ringmaster Justin Loomis promises the best circus to ever play the area, featuring an all new production with the finest acrobatic and continued on page 7 The 2014 edition of the Loomis Bros. Circus features an all new production Hurricane Preparedness is the topic of the monthly program Program on Making Music & Sound


THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Sea Chest Motelby Gerri Reaves, PhDIn the post-World War II years, tourists came to and through Fort Myers in ever-increasing numbers. In an era when I-75 was yet to be constructed, air travel was not commonplace, and train travel was diminishing, travelers arrived mainly in automobiles along U.S. 41 and the original Edison Bridge at Fowler Street. The Sea Chest was one of many motels and tourist or auto courts that sprouted-up downtown to accommodate visitors. Others included the River Court, Townhouse, Golf View, Tides, Ta-Ki-Ki and Palmland Motels. Such accommodations offered a spectacular river view and contemporary amenities within walking distance of the main business district. Built in the mid-1950s on the East First Street riverfront, the Sea Chest was well-positioned for roadtrippers. As the vintage postcard image attests, it was a classic Florida motel coral-pink, sun-kissed and framed by coconut palms. It had 31-rooms, terrazzo floors, a pool and a 200foot pier over the Caloosahatchee. The motel was built on land at the foot of Park Avenue, land owned by the famous Dr. Franklin Miles in the early 20th century. The parcel was quite large what might be called a double lot with his home sitting right at the foot of Park. The eastern half of the land was the future site of the Sea Chest. By the turn of the 20th century, East First was earning the name Millionaires Row because so manycontinued 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 Architectural details, seen here in a 2007 photo, evoke the 1950s photo by Gerri Reaves Now under renovation, the Sea Chest is one of only a few surviving motels of its era photo by Gerri Reaves The Sea Chest was constructed on East First Street in the mid-1950s courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Film Festival To Screen Important Art Filmby Tom HallThe Fort Myers Film Festival is presenting 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 VIP pre-party of the annual Alliance member exhibit Diametrically Opposed, which begins at 5 p.m. The Fort Myers Film Festival will also present 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 its fifth 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. Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers near the Colonial Boulevard intersection. For more information, call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. 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. The documentary film Farewell to Factory Towns asks the question, Can art save small town America? It is being presented by the Fort Myers Film Festival at the Alliance for the Arts on August 8 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 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 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Saturday 10a m e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS! From page 2Sea Chest Motelwell-off locals and out-of-towners built homes along it. Miles was known nationwide for remedies such as Nervine, Dr. Miles Pain Pills and Dr. Miles Heart Cure. He founded Miles Laboratory and was known as The Father of Alka Seltzer. After he retired to Fort Myers, he transformed the Florida landscape into a laboratory much like Thomas Edison did and went on to greatly impact the economic and agricultural history of Southwest Florida. The Miles house was demolished decades ago, and in the 1980s, the northbound span of the new bridge was constructed on that western half of the property. However, the Sea Chest remains and is being renovated, so soon visitors will be able to enjoy the river view and sunshine in a classic Florida motel. Walk down East First Street for a closer look at a motel thats reviving some of downtowns mid-20th-century history. Explore further at the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street. Call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org for more information. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Calling all history lovers: 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 Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. North Fort Myers Chamber EventsThe North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will host a morning networking meeting on Wednesday, August 6 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 13620 N. Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.No cost to attend and no RSVP is required. There will be a Meet the Candidate event at the NFM Recreation Center, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2000 North Recreation Parkway (located behind the North Fort Myers Public Library). This is free and open to the public. If you are interested in helping with this event, call Al Giacalone at 246-9055. The August Business Leaders luncheon will take place Wednesday, August 13 at Jerseys Sports Cafe located at 13971 N. Cleveland Avenue (between Pondella and Hancock Bridge Parkway, opposite Big Lots). The cost is $20 for chamber members, guests are $25. RSVP and prepay through the chamber website or call the office at 997-9111. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the program ends at 1 p.m. Bingo is on August 23, presented by Cap Tel (Captioned Telephone), at Herons Glen, 2250 Avenida Del Vera in North Fort Myers. This is open to the public and tickets are $15. Lunch will be provided. Extra bingo cards will be for sale as well as raffle tickets. There will be raffles and door prizes. If you would like to donate a door prize, raffle prize or help at the event, call 997-9111. Roller Skating PartyThe Animal Rescue Center (ARC) is hosting a roller skating parting, called Rollin With Rover, on Sunday, August 17 at Palace Roller Rink, 1490 Brown Road in North Fort Myers. Tickets are $10 (plus $3 skate rental) for two hours of skating starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be preordered or purchased at the door. For more information, call Tina Hager at 258-1278 or email vcarc@animalrefugecenter.net. Lee County Spirit Of Sanibel resident and World War II veteran Robert Hilliard will be among the featured speakers at this years Lee County Spirit of celebration in Fort Myers on Sunday, August 10. This local celebration is part of the national honoring of World War II veterans and will be held at the Kelly Greens Golf and Country Club, 12300 Kelly Greens Boulevard in Fort Myers. The event includes free dinners for WWII veterans and their spouses, and will be available for $20 per person to all others. Dinner starts at 4:15 p.m., and a tribute to our veterans will begin at 5:45 p.m. The ceremony includes a color guard, guest speakers, wreath service, a poppy service, an Honor Guard to fire off three volleys and more. State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto as well as representation from Senator Marco Rubios office are among the few in political office that will be there to show their support. The event will join similar groups across the nation in playing Taps in remembrance of those World War II servicemen and women no longer with us. Reservations must be made no later than Tuesday, August 5. For further information or to make a reservation, contact the Lee County chairman to Spirit of Eryka Aptaker, at 800-5275395 ext. 852. Wine & Food Fest Scheduled For FebruaryThe Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is a two-day signature event of the SWFL Childrens Charities Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides funding to local charities serving local children. Chef Vintner Dinners, held in host homes from Naples to Captiva, are folcontinued on page 7 Texas Hold Em High Hands For HungerCommunity Cooperative announced a Charity No Limit Texas Hold Em Tournament Series to be held at three unique locations in Fort Myers. The series, called High Hands For Hunger, will benefit Community Cooperative, in assisting those in need in our community and allow us to make an impact with the children, families and individuals who are faced with homelessness and hunger every day. The series of three tournaments will be held on August 23 at the City Pier at Fort Myers River District; on November 8 at the Sam Galloway Lincoln dealership; and on January 31 at Brodeur Carvell, at the Bell Tower Shops. The exclusive High Rollers Tournament will be held in April 2015 and will include the winners of each preliminary tournament competing with other players. Hunger is just the entry point to the people we serve, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative. We use our resources to take a holistic approach and solve some of the other challenges in our clients life. Our model allows us to provide a coordinated approach to putting people on a path to economic prosperity. Bell Tower Shops is the presenting sponsor for the tournament series and we are currently selling player tournament passes for a $ 125 donation, which includes a seat at one of the tournament, hosted hors deouves, top-shelf bar, beer and wine. Since its creation in 1984, Community Cooperative has been providing emergency food outreach and resources to communities across Lee County. It serves the greater Lee County area, including Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Pine Island. Community Cooperative works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee, Harry Chapin Food Bank and regional community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations.


5 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 Froom page 1Upcoming Programs At The Estates and Fort Myers Fire and Emergency Chief Ken Dobson. WINK hurricane guides will be available with tips and advice for you and your family. Whether you are new to the area or a longtime resident, it is a great way to become informed, make a plan and put your mind at ease. Meetings are open to current Edison Ford volunteers, potential volunteers and are free to the public. Garden Talk: Water Gardening August 9, 10 a.m. Thomas and Mina Edison used their pond not only as a way to collect water, but also as an area to encourage growth for plants and wildlife. Learn from Edison Ford horticulturists which plants thrive during summer rainy season in Southwest Florida. Cost for members is free; nonmembers are $5. Each participant will receive a certificate for a 20 percent discount in the garden shop. Making Music & Sound, Museum Hands-On Demonstrations August 5 and August 12, 1:30 p.m. Held in the Edison Ford Invention Museum, Music Gallery. Using a reproduction of Edisons original phonograph, visitors will work with Edison Ford Curators and Site Historians Brent Newman, Matt Andres, Jim Niccum and Guest Curator John Kurdyla to reproduce sound. In 2014, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates was given a working prototype of the first Edison phonograph, which was crafted by machinist Bill Miller. The device records sound on metal foil which can be played back to show how the vibrations and the sound are recorded and music is created. The audience will be invited to take part in this hands-on science demonstration and learn about the many types of phonographs which are in the Edison Ford Museum collection. Seating is limited and reservations are requested by calling 334-7419. Groups of 15 or more may book a demonstration on selected dates and times. Cost for members is free; non-members fee included with admission to the lab and museum. Edison Garden Market November 22 and 23 The Edison Garden Market is free and to the public. Select from unique garden items, including flowering trees, tropical plants and fruits, bougainvillea, orchids, roses, bromeliads, palms, cactus, herbs, bonsai, bamboo, ginger, butterfly plants, garden art, and home and gardening supplies. Edison Ford horticultural staff will be available to answer questions in the garden shop. Historic heritage plants that have been propagated in the nursery will be available for purchase. The Garden Market attracts plant vendors from throughout the state and attracts nearly 1,000 gardeners and visitors looking for unique and historical garden items. Edison Garden Market vendor space is available for plant growers, fruit producers, garden art and garden supply vendors. For more information, call 3347419. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 2350 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Shop the Edison Garden Market in November 2015 Cattle Barons Ball Will Kick Up The Sawdust At Exciting New VenueThe American Cancer Society of Lee County announced that the 12th annual Cattle Barons Ball will take place on Top Rocker Field at Six Bends-Harley Davidson, now under development at I-75 and Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. The western-themed fundraising gala will be held on January 17, 2015. Organizers expect the unique location to excite longtime supporters, entice new warriors to join the battle to beat cancer, and provide an experience for everyone that is worthy of the gala theme: Boots, Buckles and Bling. Six Bends Harley-Davidson is expected to become a worldwide destination, with a rider education facility and event center opening this fall and restaurants, retail and offices added next year. We are incredibly grateful to Harley-Davison CEO and founder Scott Fischer for partnering with us on this exciting venue, said David Call, president and CEO for Fifth Third Bank-South Florida and co-chair of the event with his wife, Kerri. The incomparable location and features of the complex provide us an opportunity to give Cattle Barons supporters a wild west environment and gala experience that surpasses their expectations. The Cattle Barons Ball is known for its over-the-top western dcor and generous denim-clad patrons, who spend the evening playing cowboy-themed games, enjoying gourmet food, bidding on exciting auction items and two-stepping the night away to award-winning live country music. Sponsors already on board for the 2015 gala event include Scott Fischer Enterprises, Arthrex, Diversified Yacht Services, LeeSar, Enterprise, Suncoast Beverage Sales Ltd., Florida Weekly, Gulfshore Life, NBC-2 and Ruths Chris Steakhouse. The Cattle Barons Ball is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. The event has raised more than $3.9 million for support services, research and education. To volunteer or learn more about the Cattle Barons Ball and the American Cancer Society, contact Jamie Powell at jamie.powell@cancer. org or 936-1113. 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 CuisineShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 20146 Hortoons Networking And Love That Dress Collection PartyA Connect Networking event will be held August 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. This months Connect Networking will be combined with a Love That Dress Collection Party to benefit the Pace Center for girls. Connect Networking is open to everyone and is an encouraging group where people can get to know one another, expand business and personal relationships, and connect in their community. Development Director Melissa DeHaven organizes and hosts the monthly gathering, which includes raffle prizes, a guest speaker, appetizers and networking. Guest speaker Jamie Stuart, owner of Blue Dahlia Salon, a mentor who visits the Pace Center for girls weekly, teaching Conflict and Resolution workshops with the girls, will be speaking on Conflict Management and Resolution. Resolving conflict is a skill that can be utilized at any age in life. Attendees are encouraged to bring gently used dresses, shoes and handbags. This will be one of the final collection parties of the season. The Love That Dress annual fundraising event will take place Wednesday, August 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero (10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive). Guests will be able to bid in the silent auctions and stake their claim on thousands of deeply discounted new and gently worn dresses and accessories that have been collected throughout the year. The Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street, in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Appetizers this month are sponsored by Capones Coal Fired Pizza. Admission is $6. Promotional tables are available for $25. For more information, email Melissa DeHaven at Melissa.sbdac@ gmail.com. Speaker Jamie Stuart Restaurants Collecting School SuppliesMcDonalds restaurants in Southwest Florida invite customers and members of the community to help collect new school supplies for students in need. From Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3, customers are encouraged to stop by participating restaurants in Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Lee counties, as well as two restaurants in North Port (Sarasota County), and drop off supplies in the school bus-shaped boxes in the restaurant lobbies. School supplies collected at participating Lee County McDonalds will be donated to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. With so many families visiting our restaurants daily, we felt this was a great way to give back to the communities that give so much to us, said Tim Frederic, who owns nine McDonalds restaurants in Lee County. With 50 Southwest Florida McDonalds restaurants collecting supplies, we believe our customers will help us make a significant contribution to local students in need. Suggested donations include notebook paper, pens, #2 pencils, crayons, glue sticks, rulers, small index cards, highlighters, notebooks and three-ring binders. Our teachers do an excellent job of engaging our students in learning and preparing them for their futures as productive citizens, however, if a student does not have the tools necessary to succeed, then learning at the highest level cannot take place, said Marshall T. Bower, president and CEO of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Making sure all students have the supplies needed to succeed is of paramount importance, and community partners like McDonalds help us to reach this goal. With 70 percent of our students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, the need is very high in our school district. McDonalds is helping us to make sure students come to school prepared to learn. The first 150 people in each restaurant to donate a school supply will receive a Be Our Guest card for a free Happy Meal. Customers now have the option to choose between low fat strawberry yogurt or a bag of apple slices as part of their Happy Meal side choices. Animal Services Adoption SpecialAs Lee County Domestic Animal Services moves into August, the agencys facility is exceeding capacity. At three months into kitten season, the shelters intake of cats and kittens has not slowed down, but adoptions for both dogs and cats have. To boost adoptions, Animal Services will offer a variety of discounts on adoption fees during its Endless Summer adoption promotion. During the promotion, which will run the entire month of August, any dog six months or older may be adopted for $45. The fee to adopt a heartworm positive dog will be just $10 including the cost of treatment. All kittens under six months old will be $25 and cats over six months may be adopted for only $8. In addition, adopters can get a second cat or kitten at no charge. The Endless Summer adoption fees are 40 to 50 percent off the regular cost to adopt and include the following: Spay/neuter surgery Age-appropriate vaccinations Rabies vaccination and county license for pets over three months 10-day pet health guarantee Microchip ID Feline Leukemia and AIDS test for cats Heartworm test for dogs over six months Flea treatment De-worming Training DVD Photos and information about lost pets or pets for adoption are available on the agencys website at www.leelostpets.com. Pet information on the website updates hourly. Adoption applications may be completed online. To advertise in The River Weekly News call 415-7732


7 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 Shell Point Offers Summer Assisted Living SeminarsMany people wait until a medical crisis before considering or making the move to assisted living, but the most difficult time to make decisions is when your health is in question and you are feeling weak. Senior adults and their family members can learn the facts and weigh the benefits of assisted living for themselves or a loved one by attending an Assisted Living Seminar at The Springs at Shell Point. Shell Points team of experienced assisted living specialists, McKenzie Millis and Vivian Ciulla, are holding monthly seminars to help attendees determine if it is the right time to consider assisted living. During each seminar, they provide a better understanding of the differences between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. They also provide a checklist of questions to use when visiting and evaluating a potential new home for a loved one. The next seminars will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, and Thursday, September 25 at The Springs. To learn more about assisted living and to register for one of the seminars, call 454-2077. Assisted living provides support for shopping, meal preparation, activities of daily living and housekeeping, along with the benefits of having a physician, pharmacy, and lifestyle amenities in close proximity. Making the decision to relocate early can allow you to stay independent and make the choices that are best for you or your parent. The Springs, located at the entrance to Shell Point, is less than two miles from the Sanibel Causeway. This location, in addition to Shell Points comprehensive resident activities and healthcare services, are just some of the many benefits that residents of the facility enjoy. The Springs comprehensive monthly rate, excluding personal laundry, helps residents and their families plan for the most effective use of their resources. Shell Points assisted living services provide the added security of access to the network of quality health care services provided by the Shell Point health care team, when and if those services are needed. The facilitys amenities and services include a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, transportation, dining, 24-hour healthcare staffing, and a professional activities leader who coordinates highquality events and activities, educational and entertainment programs, and opportunities for socialization and personal growth. 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. 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. Lee Republican Women Monthly LuncheonThe Lee County Republican Womens Club (chartered) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza, located at 1305 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, August 12. Social hour/registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the lunch/ program beginning at noon. Featured speakers at the meeting will be State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Dr. Michael Dreikorn. Cost to attend the luncheon is $18 per person. The deadline for reservations is August 8 and are required to attend. For more information and to make a reservation, call 574-2571. 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. The Springs at Shell Point From page 4Wine & Food Fest-lowed by a Grand Tasting And Auction the next afternoon at Miromar Lakes Beach Clubhouse. Funds raised during the auction directly benefit the charities; more than $11.4 million has been raised over the last six years. The primary charity is the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Also benefiting are Florida SouthWestern State Colleges pediatric nursing program and Florida Gulf Coast Universitys music therapy program. Chef Vintner Dinners will be held on Friday, February 27. The Grand Tasting and Auction will be held at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club on Saturday, February 28 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. The auction will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Co-chairs are Elaine Hawkins and Dorothy Fitzgerald. Tickets are $1,500 per person for both events or $500 per person for theGrand Tasting and Auction. Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 513-7990, email info@swflwinefest.org or visit www.swflwinefest.org. From page 1The Circus Is Coming To Townthrill acts from around the globe, royal bengal and white Siberian tigers, and the world famous Loomis Bros. Circus performing elephants. All seating is general admission and doors open one hour prior to scheduled show time. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.loomiscircus.com and on the day of show with cash only at the on-site box office. The Lee Civic Center is located at 11831 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. 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THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 20148 Along The RiverOn Friday, August 1 from 6 to 10 p.m., Fort Myers Art Walk returns to downtowns historic River District. The monthly event features new art exhibits and live artist demonstrations while providing a great atmosphere for shopping and dining. Art buyers and art enthusiasts can meet the local artists during the exhibit openings at most of the downtown galleries and art spaces. The downtown River District is home to eight official art galleries and a handful of retail shops that sell local artwork. Official Art Walk participating art galleries include: Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery, Grand Illusion Gallery, Reverie & Rock Art Gallery, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Timeless Gallery, Tincture Gallery, Bootleggers Alley Gallery and Unit A Contemporary Art Space. The Artists Corner will be set up at the corner of Fowler and First streets at the First United Methodist Church with individual artists. The Fort Myers Art Walk trolley will have three stops on First Street. They will be in front of Arts for ACT Gallery/Saavy The Nest and in front of the Fort Myers Public Library. This hop on, hop off trolley will take you from First Street to Gardners Park neighbors and to Unit A on Evans Avenue. The Fort Myers Art Walk runs on the first Friday of every month (rain or shine) in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, call 1-855-RDA-EVENTS (732-3836) or go to www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com. From 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, there will be live music from the John James Band at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach as part of Gator Country Night. Nervous Nellies is a lively waterfront destination offering food, drinks and live music daily from the areas premier talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Happy hour is all day, every day at Uglys. The casual restaurant boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, overstuffed sandwiches and entres. The friendly staff will satisfy everyone with the very best food and drink without breaking the bank. Call ahead to reserve a spot in airconditioned comfort or outside on the expansive waterfront patio. While relaxing on the outdoor patio, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music. Go to www.nervousnellies.net for a daily listing of live music from the areas premier local talent along with upcoming special events. Nervous Nellies is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. Parking for your car or boat is free for patrons. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Fort Myers Beach Historic Seaport are 26.41 N 81.18 W. For more information, call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. Explore the hidden world beneath the waves with Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers. Beginners can earn their Open Water Scuba certification with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. Regular spiny lobster season is August 6 through March 31. If you are booking a trip to the Florida Keys to catch your own, Scubavice carries quality gear for rental and purchase. If you prefer to dive with a group of people who are experienced, reserve space on the dive centers next lobster trip. Call the dive shop for dates and prices. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to www.scubavicedivers.com. Fort Myers Art Walk returns to downtowns historic River District on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. photo courtesy of Jamie Kuser Florida lobster season is nearly here. Catch your own on dive trip with Scubavice Diving Center. 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 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass are served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served from 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road Units #111 & 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites best-selling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich, and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for 10 years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with French doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606.continued on page 18 FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN BRATTAS RISTORANTE COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE ISLAND COW Sunshine Grille serves and all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.9 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 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 AUGUST 1, 201410


11 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 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. Community Support Needed For Food Banks Local food banks, including Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, are preparing for the upcoming school year and the fight against childhood hunger. Winn-Dixie has launched the Summer Backpack Hunger Relief Program in all stores to help the one out of five children in Florida who dont know from where their next meal will come. Customers are encouraged to donate at any store register now through August 19 to help provide meals for healthy minds and bodies to thrive in the classroom. Every dollar donated will go directly to regional food banks to help fill backpacks with nutritious, fresh foods. As a community food provider, no issue touches the heart of our customers and associates more than childhood hunger, said Rondel Hartwell, Winn-Dixies director of community involvement and charitable giving. Its our belief that no child should ever go hungry and that every child deserves nutritious meals and a healthy start to life. Added Hartwell, The Winn-Dixie Summer Backpack Hunger Relief Program provides a quick and easy way for our communities to help give hungry children a nutritious meal. Winn-Dixie has a rich history of supporting its neighborhoods and communities through foundation and vendor supported charitable donations and programs. The companys associates dont just work in the stores; they live in these neighborhoods and are passionate about building stronger, healthier communities. Winn-Dixie encourages customers to address the childhood hunger needs in their communities by making donations at store registers as they complete their grocery shopping. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of more than 150 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. In 2013, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 17.5 million pounds of food, provided 14.6 million meals and turned every $1 into $6 worth of food for those in need. Jewish Federation Solidarity RallyOn Sunday, August 3, Israeil Consul General Chaim Shacham will be the keynote speaker at a community-wide Israel Solidarity Rally at Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. The rally will begin at 3 p.m. Consul General Shacham serves Florida and Puerto Rico as the official representative of the Israeli government. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties, the rally was planned in response to the community desire to unite in support of Israel. It will also serve to help update the community about the crisis in Israel. A broad representation from the area is expected. For more information, call 481-4449 ext. 3 or email lenibsack@jfedlcc.org. Local Girl Scouts Are In Need Of Volunteer Troop Leaders, Co-LeadersGirl Scouts is a volunteer-led organization and is in need of new troop leaders and co-leaders for the upcoming school year. Girl Scout volunteers need to complete a volunteer application, criminal background check, and complete proper training. Leaders and co-leaders have the opportunity to create a flexible schedule that works for them. Training, curriculum and support are provided. As a volunteer, youll introduce girls to new experiences that make every day feel like the best day ever. Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories youll make those are the moments youll share at Girl Scouts. Visit www.gsgcf.org/volunteers to learn more about volunteering or contact Yvonne Bras, director of membership, at 800-232-4475. For more information about the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, visit www.gsgcf.org. Deb Wood, troop leader for 13 years for her now graduated girls of Troop 317, knows she has mentored bright, confident women who will be our future superstars of tomorrow Womens Fund Receives Grant The Martin Foundation, Inc. granted $25,000 to The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida to address human trafficking in Southwest Florida. This is part of a six-county collaborative effort that includes Lee, Collier, Charlotte, DeSoto, Hendry and Glades counties. In addition to awareness outreach, The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida is also investing in the Southwest Florida Regional Resource Center on Human Trafficking hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University. Our partnership with The Martin Foundation, Inc. is invaluable, said Brenda Tate, president of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida. Together, we will have an impact on the spread of human trafficking in our region. The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida continues to seek financial contributions to support the Southwest Florida Regional Center on Human Trafficking online at www.womensfundflorida.org or via email at contact@ womensfundflorida.org. To connect with a service provider or report suspected human trafficking activity, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733). Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: www.NaumannLawPA.com www.RealtyClosings.com Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 201412 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Specialist 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 DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur B ottom Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on a c es C C ll n P in t Pr i es C C i i Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Get Out Early Or Late To Deal With The Heatby Capt. Matt MitchellHot water and hot air temperatures have anglers either going out early or late to get in on the best action. Basically, mid-day is just too hot this time of year to be out in the sun for both fish and clients. Night fishing is a great option during summer months for either inshore or offshore anglers. Afternoon thunderstorms have usually finished up and things are certainly much cooler out. Night time fishing in the sound for me usually means either shark fishing or fishing dock lights and the passes for snook. Both have been productive and a great way to just stay cool and out of the crazy summer heat. Lighted docks in the mouth of the river and just off the intercoastal are holding good numbers of snook. Deeper channels within close proximity to the passes are good places to fish some big cut baits for shark action. Another plus of going out at night is there are very few other boats out, and you often have it all to yourself Night fishing offshore guys are getting into some of the best mangrove snapper action of the year. These snapper can be found as close in as ledges only a few miles out of Redfish Pass. Keep a good chum slick going and fish with small pieces of cut bait. Mangrove snapper up to 20 inches have been a common catch along with a few yellowtail in the mix for the anglers venturing further out. The most consistent inshore bite again this week continued to be catchand-release snook fishing both on the beaches and in and around the passes. Either drifting or anchoring up worked best in the passes. Use small live bait fish with just enough weight to keep it down by the bottom in the fast moving tide. Dont be surprised to catch a redfish or trout while doing this. Flats fishing for trout was another option during the first few hours of daylight with the early incoming tide bringing some of the best open water action. Look for the schools of small bait fish to locate the best numbers of trout. Small grunts and pinfish fished under a popping cork got the job done along with small soft plastic jigs. Most of the trout are in the slot and once you find them, the action can be non-stop. Big morning high tides that should have brought great mangrove redfishing action just never really panned out for me this past week. I only managed a few quality redfish while fishing the bushed hard in the middle sound. Time redfishing was better spent out on the open flats soaking cut bait. The better redfish reports came from the flats both around the Fishermans Key and Merwin Key area. If these areas where holding lots of the schools, then the redfish are there, too. By this time last year, we had just started to experience the first of the huge what seemed like never-ending water releases from Lake O, our water was already black. So far this summer, the water in the southern sound sure is a lot more pretty right... and hopefully stays that way all summer. 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. Rick Pennell from Toronto, Canada with a over-the-slot redfish caught and released while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell on Pine Island Sound CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Lead is toxic. Choose non-lead weights. 481 4 7 33 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers w ww.scu b av i ce di vers.co m S wim wit h the Fishe s Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


13 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 Fishermans Paradise: The Cavorting Cobiaby Cynthia A. WilliamsBerry C. Williams (1915 to 1976) was something of a legend as a fisherman in the waters off Fort Myers in the 1950s and early 1960s. Reproduced for you, here are chapters from his unfinished Fishermans Paradise, an account of his fishing adventures that are often hilarious and always instructional. It is presented by Williams daughter, Cynthia Williams, a freelance writer and editor living in Bokeelia on Pine Island. Chapter 2 Part 3 The cobia is a fearsome sight. The uninitiated sometimes mistake them for sharks. The ones in this area are a dark brown, verging on charcoal. The belly is a dirty white. The fish has a stubby, flattened head with a slightly jutting lower jaw and a large mouth. Its distinguishing mark is a stripe running from head to tail. Most cobia caught locally go 12 to 18 pounds, but I have seen them as large as 56 pounds. The cobia is a very game fish and can be caught with about the same gear as tarpon. While still-fishing, I prefer live pinfish or small catfish with the spikes cut off. I have caught them with small mangrove snapper and cut mullet. Most charter boat captains troll for them with mullet strips, large spoons or weighted feathers. Cobia generally come in late in April and are usually caught around pilings, jetties, and under bridges. One prime place to find them is up under the stern of shrimp trawlers as they lay to in the shallow waters around Sanibel Island so their crew can sleep before they make the long haul to Dry Tortugas or Campeche, Mexico. The crewmen usually swab down the deck and throw overboard shrimp heads, stone crabs, star fish, sea horses, etc. The cobia feed on this and hang around, hoping for more. Its a simple matter to either troll an artificial lure around the stern of the trawler, or anchor and pitch over a pinfish, shrimp or juice of cut mullet. Youre bound to hit pay dirt! There are bigger fish caught here than cobia, but few better scrappers. Cobia will hit lines trolled at fast speeds. They strike with terrific impact, and usually make a wide sweep away from the boat, but they will come around and head directly for you, requiring frantic reeling to take up the slack. But once they sight the boat, they tear off in the opposite direction. The cobia is also one of the hardest of all fish to subdue. Once gaffed, its a good idea to club him thoroughly before lugging him into the boat. Hell never lie docilely like a lot of fish, but will start fighting all over again, and he can do real damage to the boat and its occupants. He has a stiff spike thatll puncture flesh or wood. I once had three holes ripped into my boat before I clubbed a thirty-pounder into submission. Once you do conquer one, youll find that you have a real good eating fish. Its a little rough skinning one out, but the firm white meat is well worth the trouble. Punta Rassa fish camp, 1957 CROW Case Of The Week: Red-Bellied Woodpeckerby Patricia MolloyHave you ever heard a woodpecker tapping loudly on a neighbors metal roof and thought to yourself, Has that poor bird gone mad? If it is a redbellied woodpecker ( Melanerpes carolinus), it has simply discovered that the sound from a steel drum amplifies farther than that of a wooden one. The male red-bellied will drum loudly on aluminum roofs, metal gutters, utility poles and even cars to attract a mate, as these woodpeckers are drawn to resonating noises. Courtship begins with the female hammering along with her partner followed by the pair tapping their beaks together. They will remain monogamous throughout a nesting season. A male may continue drumming to define and defend its territory. Another cool fact about the red-bellied woodpecker is that it can stretch its tongue two-inches past its beak. The tip of its tongue is barbed and its saliva is sticky, making it easy to catch insects that have burrowed deep inside the crevices of tree bark. Several weeks ago, a tiny redbellied woodpecker was admitted to CROW as an orphan. While relatively healthy and alert, the young bird was quite thin. Dr. Heather placed the youngster on a special diet consisting of a slurry made from insectivore, a nutrientrich formula made for insect eaters. It is administered to the bird from a syringe needle removed that is slowly and gently emptied into the birds throat. Students and volunteers feed the orphaned red-bellied woodpecker every two hours to ensure that its muscle structure has developed adequately. Once old enough, Dr. Heather will relocate the bird to a small flight cage on CROWs campus where it will begin flying through a combination of practice and instinct. As soon as the woodpecker has honed its skills as an aviator, it will be released to embark on a new career as woodland drummer. 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 4723644 or visit: www.crowclinic. org. The tiny red-bellied woodpecker, patient #1988, stays warm inside of an incubator in the clinics baby room. A piece of wood gathered from outside makes the tiny bird feel right at home. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 201414 Plant SmartPencil Treeby Gerri ReavesPencil tree (Euphorbia tirucalliis) an attention-grabbing shrub native to tropical southern and eastern Africa. Often used as a specimen plant, it grows up to about 20 feet tall with a sixto 10-foot spread. The upward-reaching branches give the tree a candelabra shape. The plants single or multiple trunk is woody and light brown. The common name refers to the pencil-size green branches that have fast-shedding finetextured leaves at their ends. The branches sprout from unexpected angles, adding to the plants curious appearance. The inconspicuous flowers appear in cupshaped yellow bracts on the branch ends. It is also called finger tree, as well as milk bush and milk tree because of its milky latex sap. That sap contains euphorbon and renders all plant parts poisonous if ingested, not only to people, but to many animals, including dogs and horses. Even contact with the skin or eyes causes extreme irritation, so take care if the plant is cut or broken. This relative of crown-of-thorns ( Euphorbia milii) and poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) works well in a succulent garden or as a specimen or pot plant. It needs lots of light and quickly draining soil. It is highly saltand drought-tolerant. Sources: Floridas Poisonous Plants, Snakes, Insects by Lewis S. Maxwell; Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan; and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Pencil tree develops single or multiple woody trunks Inconspicuous leaves grow on the pencil-like branches photos by Gerri Reaves How To Read A Fertilizer LabelTo improve and protect the quality of area waterways, the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus in Southwest Florida is regulated year-round. In most communities, the use of nitrogen and phosphorus is banned during the rainy months when they may be inadvertently washed into drainage systems and transported into back bays, estuaries and the Gulf of Mexico. To assist users in understanding the amount of each compound included in a bag of fertilizer, three key numbers are noted on every bag. These three numbers are the main nutrients in the fertilizer nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) also called the NPK number. Therefore, a fertilizer known as 10-2-20 would have 10 percent nitrogen, two percent phosphorus and 20 percent potassium. Southwest Florida counties and municipalities have enacted fertilizer ordinances designed to regulate two components of fertilizer: nitrogen and phosphorus. Percentages of these are indicated, respectively, by the first two numbers in a fertilizers identifying code. Fertilizer use is regulated to keep nitrogen and phosphorus from feeding algae in waterways. So, during the rainy months, fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus cannot be used. If fertilizer must be used, the two leading percentages must be zero: 0-0-10, 0-0-20, or 0-0-any number. With these regulations, Southwest Florida counties and municipalities ask for the cooperation of lawn and landscape professionals, homeowners, business owners and condo associations to Dont Feed The (Slime) Monster. Compliance with the fertilizer regulations takes some thinking and action on the part of the user, but its all on the label, said Kurt Harclerode, APR, Lee County Natural Resources operation manager. Help us combat the spread of the slime monster by learning how to fertilize smart! Ten Southwest Florida counties, municipalities and organizations have joined to engage and educate the citizens of Southwest Florida on the responsible use of fertilizer. This unique consortium consists of Lee County, City of Sanibel, City of Bonita Springs, City of Fort Myers, Town of Fort Myers Beach, City of Cape Coral, Charlotte County, South Florida Water Management District, Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. The purpose of the Dont Feed The Monster! campaign is to provide information on how over-fertilization impacts water quality, quality of life and the local economy. The campaign serves to inform and educate the public on how nutrient loading negatively affects waterways as well as compliance with applicable fertilizer ordinances. For fertilizer regulations for each community or additional information and fertilizing tips, visit www.FertilizeSmart.com. Area Ordinances (rainy season information only) Cape Coral: No fertilizing between June 1 and September 30. Fort Myers Beach: Fertilizers containing nitrogen and/or phosphorus cannot be applied to lawns and/or landscape plants during the rainy season (June 1 through September 30). Lee County: No person shall apply fertilizers containing nitrogen and/or phosphorus to turf and/or landscape plants during the rainy season (June 1 through September 30 of each calendar year). Sanibel Island: Fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus cannot be applied during the rainy season (July 1 through September 30). Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


15 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 On the morning of July 14, Carl Brady visiting from Decatur, Illinois walked out on the dock of the house he had rented to check a blue crab trap that hung off the end. There were no crabs, so he dropped the wire trap back into the water. Almost instantly, a shape rose from the depth right next to the dock. It was the face of a manatee, facing me and so close that the string from the trap was draped across its face, said Brady. Having left my camera on the shore, I could do nothing but gently pull the string away. I cant honestly say if it actually did or not, but in my mind I have the image of the manatee smiling at me as it sank out of sight. Later that morning, Brady took a kayak out to look for shells on a sandbar at low tide and found a huge horse conch, at least 8 to 10 pounds. That same afternoon, he also caught a fourfoot sawfish off the same dock where he had seen the manatee. On July 17, Brady caught a five-foot nurse shark and about 90 minutes later, a six-foot nurse shark. An hour after that, he landed a 38-inch snook. Fishing from the dock on July 18, Brady hooked into something that really put up a fight. Forty-five minutes later, he had a stingray on the bank. The best fishing week I have ever had on Sanibel or anyplace else and it all started after a manatee smiled at me, said Brady, who noted that all of the fish he caught were released back into the water. Stingray Snook Nurse shark Fish Caught Carl Brady and one of his catches Bald Eagle ReleaseAmerican bald eagle (patient 13-3005) was admitted to CROW on November 4, 2013 from a residential home on Captiva. The bird appeared to be in distress after flying into the lanai area and became stuck in the pool. CROW volunteers were dispatched to the site to perform both the rescue and the transport to the wildlife hospital. Upon admission, the medical staff didnt noticed any fractured bones, but there was extensive soft tissue damage to the wings resulting in missing flight feathers. The eagle recovered well, but needed to remain in CROWs care until the feathers grew in and the patient was test-flighted in one of the rehabilitation enclosures. The bird was released back into the wild on July 17 near the original rescue site on Captiva. The American bald eagle during its release on Captiva two weeks ago Raffle-Based Fishing EventA unique new fishing contest has been created with the support of local businesses and volunteers to support local early learning centers. Kindergarten is too Late is the theme of Child Care of SW Florida which has four locations throughout Lee County. Their experience and guidance helps reach children at a very young age, including counseling to help parents. The Fish36 will be an annual event that helps with operational expenses. The event, based out of Cape Harbour in Cape Coral, starts on a Friday evening, October 3 with a half-hour team meeting for questions and a bucket of goodies. Fish alone or form a team of four for $100. You can start fishing that evening off a dock and catch enough to win some nice prizes, or be competitive and fish right through Sunday morning. Fish do not need to be measured or kept, just get a photo. The objective is to target multiple species and take photos. At the check-in on Sunday morning, present your photos. Each different fish is worth points and points will be exchanged for raffle tickets. Sponsored items will be issued to appear in pictures to show it was caught that day. There is no firstplace prize or competition with other teams or participants. The raffle starts at noon on Sunday at Cape Harbour. Thousands of dollars in raffle items will be on display in a way so that you can associate your tickets with items you want to win. There will be music and food from multiple vendors. The general public and spectators are invited to participate. The event is managed and hosted by Lee Countys Nautical Mile Magazine. NBC and ABC Television are media partners and Sheriff Mike Scott has offered assistance for safe storage of raffle items. Fort Myers Marine is the presenting sponsor of the entire event. Other sponsors include Roger Dean Chevrolet, Marine Trading Post and Diversified Yacht Services. Barnacles Restaurant on Upper Captiva will run the raffle tables. For more information, visit the website at www.FishThe36.com. Plantation On Crystal River Hosts Fly Fishing ShowThe Florida Fly Fishing Expo the states only fly fishing show returns to Plantation on Crystal River with fly casting and fly tying workshops for men, women and children of all skill levels. Featuring fishing stars Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor, and the Southeasts top fly casting instructors and expert fly tiers, the 5th annual expo is a chance to learn about the unique and varied fly fishing opportunities in Florida and the region. Special expo programs will include IFFF-certified fly casting instructors and fly tiers teaching their skills. Hands-on clinics, demonstrations and workshops include instruction for beginning through advanced fly casters, outdoor photography classes, fly fishing techniques, building first-aid kits for boat and trail, tying effective new fly patterns, fly casting accuracy and distance and much more. The expo also offers resource-awareness exhibits and indoor and outdoor and displays of the newest fly rods, reels, lines, clothing, kayaks and other gear. Plantation on Crystal River is offering rates for the expo, starting at just $96 for newly-renovated garden view rooms. The Florida Fly Fishing Expo takes place on October 10 and 11. 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THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 201416 New Show At Theatre ConspiracyTheatre Conspiracy is opening the show The Morning After The Night Before The Wedding on August 15 at the Foulds Theatre at Lee County Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Written by Peter Quilter, the show features three one-act comedies. Each show is a comical examination of the chaotic world of love, relationships and why the grass is never greener. In Act One, The Morning After, starring Tera Nicole Miller, Ty Landers and Mitch and Joann Haley, young single Thomas awakens to find he has spent the night with Kelly after seeing a James Bond film and having a few too many drinks the night before. Everything seems to make sense until someone brings coffee. The first part of Act Two is The Night Before starring professional actors Rachel Burttram and real life husband Brendan Powers. A divorcing couple have decided to holiday in Spain to finalize their divorce, all the while drowning in cocktails. The second part of Act Two is The Wedding, also starring Burttram and Powers. Angela is marrying for the third time to the dismay of her brother Toby. There are a barrage of bad omens and a dress resembling a parachute. The show plays August 15 to August 30, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with one Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on August 24. Tickets are $22 for adults and $11 for students and can be purchased at www.theatreconspiracy.org or by calling the box office at 936-3239. Opening night is pay what you will, where you name the ticket price, cash only. On Thursday nights, buy one, get one half off. Quilter is recognized to be one of the most widely produced young playwrights in the world. His work has been produced in 36countries and translated into 23 languages. His plays have been presented in major theaters in Sydney, Amsterdam, Berlin, Johannesburg, Warsaw, Chicago, Caracas, Helsinki, Budapest, Rome Montreal, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and London. He began his career in 1999 with the pop industry comedy BoyBand, which played a summer season at the Gielgud Theatre in Londons West End before travelling to Holland, Denmark, Poland, Slovakia, Estonia and South Africa. His work since then has ranged from female monologues (Just the Ticket) to farces (Curtain Up), musicals (The Canterville Ghost) and dramas (Celebrity). In addition to the worldwide success of End of the Rainbow, Quilter has also received international acclaim for his comedy Glorious! ( the True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World). The show played a six-month run at Londons Duchess Theatre in 2006 starring Maureen Lipman and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Glorious! has since played in over a hundred theaters across six continents. Quilter is also the writer of the popular and award winning 2009 comedy Duets, an evening comprised of four different plays, each performed in a tour de force by the same two actors. In 2011, he wrote two new plays; The Nightingales (a nostalgic musical based around a theatrical family in the 1950s) and The Morning After (a modern comedy set entirely in a bedroom). Rachel Burttram Brendan Powers Fort Myers CRA Commissioners Elected The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board has elected CRA Commissioner Johnny W. Streets, Jr. as CRA chairman and CRA Commissioner Forrest Banks as vice chairman, each for a two-year term effective as of the Wednesday, August 27 CRA monthly meeting. As chairman, Streets will be responsible for conducting monthly Community Redevelopment Agency meetings, with vice chairman Banks leading any meetings in which he is absent. Streets is taking over the position from Commissioner Teresa Watkins Brown, who served faithfully as CRA chairperson for over two years. The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency, formerly known as the Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency, was created in 1984 by the City of Fort Myers, under Florida Statute Chapter 163, to formulate a plan and strategy for the revitalization of the downtown River District. The Fort Myers CRA has continued to grow, and redevelopment districts have been added throughout the city. Today, the agency oversees 14 different redevelopment districts within the Fort Myers city limits. The Fort Myers CRA, along with the citys Community Development Division, prepares plans for the revitalization of each district and coordinates the implementation of the plans recommendations. Tax Increment Funds (TIF) generated by each district, combined with other funding sources, are used to upgrade the public infrastructure and to stimulate redevelopment. The Fort Myers City Council members, sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, oversee the agencys divisions and their operations. Brown Receives Elder Law Certification Heidi M. Brown, associate attorney with Osterhout & McKinney, PA, is now a board certified elder law attorney under The Florida Bar. Brown is a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, NAELA, The Elder Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections of The Florida Bar and The American Bar Association. Brown is the immediate past president of the Estate Planning Council of Lee County, and most recently received accreditation for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Brown received her juris doctor from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2005, and her practice focuses on the areas of probate, trust and estate planning and Medicaid planning. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1997. Johnny W. Streets, Jr. Forrest Banks Heidi M. BrownShare your community news with us. 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17 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre Adds Matinee For The Little Mermaid Due to popular demand and sold-out performances, Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre has added a matinee performance of The Little Mermaid on Sunday, August 10. In addition to the added performance, The Little Mermaid has matinee performances on Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2. This is the classic story of a young mermaid who dreams of living above the sea. She takes many trips to the surface and falls in love with a handsome prince. The mermaid strikes a deal with a wicked sea witch and exchanges her voice for the chance to live as a human. Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents full-scale productions that are great for all ages. All performances begin with a buffet at noon and showtime at 1 p.m. The chefs special buffet includes childrens favorites like chicken, french fries, pasta and more. Ticket prices for the buffet and the show are only $18 for all ages. Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets for The Little Mermaid are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Ariel sings during Broadway Palms Childrens Theatre production of The Little Mermaid Sebastian, King Neptune and Ariel in The Little Mermaid From page 1Art By Kids With CancerChildrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, while also showcasing the artwork of children with cancer. The organization provides monetary assistance to local families in crisis facing the financial challenges of childhood cancer, assisting those families with expenses such as groceries, transportation and prescription costs. The programs collaboration with trained specialists at the hospital utilizes art in a therapeutic setting to assist children with cancer. The art supplies purchased and donated are delivered for specialized instruction and are available for both art projects and the childrens personal use. Young Artists Awards multiple Art By Kids With Cancer exhibits throughout Southwest Florida raise awareness in the general community as to the importance of the arts in healing and the multiple challenges faced by local families of children diagnosed with cancer. The project is supported in part by Target and Framing Wholesalers. The Young Artists Awards, a not for profit organization serving area children, mats and frames and then showcases, sells and auctions selected pieces of the childrens artwork at numerous venues throughout the area. Trained volunteers will be available to talk about the artwork and program during the opening. More information can be found at www.youngartistsawards.org. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. One of the Art By Kids With Cancer entries ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 UNDER CONTRACT and SOLD PENDING


THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 201418 Pirate Fest PerformanceThe Dreaded Naughties, aka The Calendar Girls, got their pirate on at Pirate Fest on Sunday, July 27 at Fishermens Village in Punta Gorda. Along with the Calendar Girls, the Southwest Florida Puppy Raisers were on hand with puppies that were sponsored by the Calendar Girls. For more information on the Calendar Girls performing at your event, call Katherine at 850-6010 or visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls at Pirate Fest photo by Bill FloydNervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Happy hour is all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat is free for patrons. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina. Call 463-8077. Formerly known as the Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Lounge, Sunshine Grille serves all of your favorite dishes for lunch and dinner. In addition to its previous menu, the restaurant is also serving gourmet flat breads prepared in a wood fired stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with the famous wood fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. SUNSHINE GRILLE NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERYFrom page 9Fort Myers Fare Library ProgramsNorth Fort MyersNext months roster of activities at North Fort Myers Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Books & Bites 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 4 Join this monthly social hour. Discuss any books in any format, or movies of interest. Whether given a rant or a rave it will be fun to talk about. The library provides the coffee and refreshments, attendees provide the enthusiasm. Book Discussion: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 2 p.m. Thursday, August 21 After Theo Decker loses his mother in an accident where he miraculously survives, he is taken in by a friends family and struggles to make sense of his new life. Theo becomes entranced by things that remind him of his mother, one being a small, charming painting that leads Theo to experience life differently through being introduced to the art underworld. Family Happy National Clown Week! 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 2 Boys and girls can help members of Caloosa Clown Alley #97 celebrate National Clown Week. Fun and laughter promised. All ages welcome. Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, August 20 and 27 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Children Happy National Clown Week! 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 2 Boys and girls can help members of Caloosa Clown Alley #97 celebrate National Clown Week. Fun and laughter promised. All ages welcome. Meet Childrens Author Cyndi Anthony 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 6 Children ages PK through grade two are invited to listen to stories written and read by local childrens author Cyndi Anthony. Enjoy selections from the delightful Jerry Giraffe and Benny Bear series. Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 9 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. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 9 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. Playstation 3 Games 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 13 Teens can stop in and enjoy Playstation 3 games. Bring a friend or meet new ones. Middle and high school students welcome. The North Fort Myers Public Library is located at 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE in North Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4320. 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 ProgramsDunbar Jupiter HammonNext months roster of activities at the Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library offers topics for families, children and teens. The following activities are free to the public: Families Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, August 20 and 27 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Children & Teens Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 12 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, August 23 and 30 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 Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library is located at 3095 Blount Street in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4150. 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.


19 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 Latest Criminal Charges Lead To Teams Hall Of Fame Cancellationby Ed FrankThe cellar-dwelling Minnesota Twins, who appear headed for their fourth consecutive season of losing more than 90 games, did take a difficult but positive move last week when they canceled the induction of Chuck Knoblauch into the Twins Hall of Fame. It was the right thing to do as the once-popular Knoblauch, who starred for the Twins from 1991 to 1997, has faced a series of transgressions since his retirement from baseball in 2002. The latest incident last week when he was charged with assault against his former wife apparently was enough for the Twins. He was scheduled to become the 27th member of the Twins Hall of Fame on August 23 in an induction ceremony at Target Field. In a one sentence announcement, the Twins said: In light of recent reports surrounding Chuck Knoblauch, as well as direct communications with the former Twins second baseman, the Minnesota Twins have decided to cancel the teams 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The four-time All Star, whose 276 stolen bases are the most in Twins history, has been plagued with legal problems for several years. In 2009, Knoblauch was charged with choking a former wife and received a oneyear probation. In March of this year, he was charged with interference with public duties by pushing a police officer. Then just last week, police were called at 4 a.m. to the home of his ex-wife, Cheri, who told police he allegedly grabbed her and starting smashing her head against a wall. Then, according to police, he threw a humidifier at her. He was released on $10,000 bond after being charged with assault of a family member. Shortly afterwards, the Twins canceled his Hall of Fame induction. Even prior to these multiple charges, Knoblauch had been linked to the use of performance enhancing drugs, raising questions why he was even considered for Hall of Fame honors in the first place. In December, 2007, he was included in the Mitchell Report which provided detailed evidence that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his playing days with the New York Yankees that followed his years with the Twins. He failed to respond when subpoenaed by a Congressional committee investigating the use of steroids in baseball. He ultimately agreed to a deposition in which he admitted using drugs saying, I did HGH. It didnt help me out. It didnt make me any better. I had the worst years of my career. The 62-member committee of local and national media, club officials, fans and past elected Hall of Fame members obviously looked past his many troubles when he was voted the honor last January. And there is little doubt that his on-field records with the Twins were outstanding. His .304 batting average, 43 home runs and 391 RBIs are second in franchise history for a second baseman. He was a member of the Twins 1991 World Series Champions. But he asked to be traded in 1997, claiming he was tired of the teams losing ways, thus falling out of favor with local fans. His wish was granted and he was traded to the Yankees where he played on three World Series Championship teams. Those might have been his glory days. But he has struck out with the Twins, rightfully so. Miracle Near Top of Division The Fort Myers Miracle began the week with a 14-0 thumping of Clearwater to remain just a one-half game behind first-place Palm Beach in the Florida State League South Division. The Monday win improved the Miracles second-half season record to 24-12. Following this weeks four-game home series against Clearwater, The Miracle depart on a 10-game road trip that includes three crucial games at Palm Beach. Fort Myers does not return home to Hammond Stadium until August 12 when they host St. Lucie. Chuck Knoblauch Fort Myers American Baseball Finishes Second In Tournament The Fort Myers American (FMA) 50-70 Intermediate baseball team finished second to West Virginia in the Southeastern Regional Little League Tournament held July 18 weekend in Apopka, Florida. FMA lost its first game to West Virginia (4-18) on July 18 but defeated both Georgia (14-3) and North Carolina (16-5) on July 19. We knew our Saturday games were both must-win situations because of our loss to West Virginia in our first game, said Rick Johnston, FMA team manager. Those two wins on Saturday allowed us to finish second in Pool A to West Virginia and advance to the semi-finals on Sunday to face number one seeded Tennessee from Pool B. FMA managed to beat Tennessee (14-12) in what was a close game filled with home runs, great defensive plays and multiple lead changes. After its successful win against Tennessee, FMA faced West Virginia again for the regional title and chance to play in the Little League Intermediate World Series, but the local team lost (6-18). As you can imagine, it was difficult for parents, coaches and, most of all, the players to have come that far, get so close and have it end right there on the door step of the World Series, Johnston said. With time, I have been able to reflect on what a special run it was for these players and the league. We were all in this together, pulling in the same direction, sweating our close games and encouraging the boys to keep fighting even when the odds were against them. Never once did these kids stop competing in this historic run for Fort Myers American, and for that, were proud. Formed in 1955, Fort Myers American Little League Baseball and Greater Fort Myers Little League Softball is the oldest league in Southwest Florida. It is home to than 120 county, district, sectional, state and regional titles, and is still the only Lee County league to compete in a World Series. Recently winning the first all-star baseball state title for FMA since 1981, the 50-70 Intermediate team has represented Section 6 in the state tournament for the past three years. The 50-70 Intermediate Division includes athletes ages 11 through 13 with the current team consisting of 11 boys, nine of which are 13 years old, and two of which are 12 years old. Dogs Welcome Lilly, The Shell Factory mascot, recently celebrated one full year on duty. Dogbones cafe was recently renovated and provides a special venue for owners to order their favorite beverage while their four-legged friends play with other dogs. The Shell Factory is located four miles north of the Caloosahatchee on U.S. 41. Dogbones cafe bartender Cindy with Lilly From page 15Fly Fishing Showbooked before September 19. The 2014 Florida Fly Fishing Expo will take place on the grounds of Plantation on Crystal River, located just 80 miles north of Tampa on Floridas Nature Coast at 9301 W. Fort Island Trail in Crystal River. The eco-friendly Plantation is surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay and pristine lakes and rivers, as well as wildlife refuges and state parks. For more details on the expo, call 850-212-5396 or visit www.fedflyfishers. org/Councils/Florida/EXPO.aspx. For room reservations, call 800-632-6262 or visit www. PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com.


THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 201420 Financial FocusYour Legacy Is In Your Handsby Jennifer BaseyUnless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didnt know that August is What Will Be Your Legacy? Month. Still, you might want to use this particular month as a useful reminder to take action on what could be one of your most important financial goals: leaving a meaningful legacy. A legacy isnt simply a document or a bunch of numbers its what you will be remembered for, and what you have left behind that will be remembered. Its essentially your chance to contribute positively to the future, whether that means providing financial resources for the next generation, helping those charitable organizations whose work you support, or a combination of both. To create your legacy, youll need to do some planning. And you can start by asking yourself a couple of key questions: What are your goals? When you think about leaving a legacy, what comes to mind? First and foremost, you may well want to leave enough money to help your own grown children meet their financial goals. After that, you probably have other things youd like to accomplish. Perhaps you want to provide resources for your grandchildren to attend college? Or set up a scholarship at your own alma mater? Give financial support to a cultural, social, religious or scientific group? By thinking about your goals and putting them on paper, even in an informal sense, youll be taking the important first step in leaving the legacy you desire. How can you turn your goals into reality? If you dont take some concrete steps, your legacy just wont materialize. And the most important step you need to take is to create a comprehensive estate plan. Your estate plan can be quite involved, because it may involve several legal documents, such as a will, living trust, health care power of attorney, and so on. In creating these materials, you will need to work with your legal and tax advisors because estate planning is definitely not a do-it-yourself endeavor. You probably shouldnt wait until you are deep into retirement to take action on your estate plan because developing the necessary documents and arrangements can take a fair amount of time and youll want to make these preparations when youre in good mental and physical health. Also, the longer you wait to set up your estate plan, the less likely it will be that youve communicated your wishes clearly to your family members, who may end up unsure about what you want and what their roles are in carrying out your plans and thats an outcome you certainly dont want to see. In fact, clear communications are essential to developing a successful estate plan. You should not only tell your family members and anyone else affected by your estate plan what you are thinking of doing but also inform them about the professionals with whom you are working and the locations in which you are storing any vital documents, such as your will. By identifying your goals, working with the appropriate professionals to create an effective estate plan, and communicating regularly with your family members and other key players in your life, you can go a long way toward leaving the legacy you desire. So, do what it takes to launch that legacy. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Small Business Growth ReportThe results from a Horizon Council FGCU Barriers to Small Business Growth survey have been released. The purpose of the study is to better understand the factors that are limiting small business growth in Lee County. The survey was sent to approximately 5,000 businesses and responses varied by question but generally ranged between 300 and 400. Executives completed the survey between May 5, 2014 and May 16, 2014. Small businesses are defined as having less than 50 employees and represented approximately 68 percent of the respondents to the survey. Chambers of commerce in the area assisted in the study by emailing invitations to their membership. The biggest hurdles or barriers to growth for small businesses are: 1. Finding qualified employees 2. Financing/access to capital 3. Government regulation/signage 4. Ability to promote/advertise/market 5. State of the economy 6. Competition 7. Infrastructure/roads 8. Increasing health/insurance costs 9. Taxes. Twenty percent of small business executives do not plan to grow the size of their business over the next five years because: 1. Already ideal size 2. Age/retiring 3. Increasing health care costs 4. Going out of business/selling 5. Economic/market uncertainties A lack of qualified employees was identified by 44 percent of small businesses as limiting their company growth. Recommended changes included: 1. Additional training/certification programs 2. More work experience for students 3. Encourage students to pursue vocational/technical training 4. Additional college degrees/programs 5. Closer ties between education and business 6. Increased training of health care workers 7. Better ways to recruit 8. Additional IT training and programs 9. Change Southwest Florida image to recruit younger workers Access to financing and lines of credit were identified by 37 percent of small businesses as limiting company growth. Small businesses recommended the following changes: 1. Greater access/availability 2. Decrease restrictions 3. Clear definitions and standards 4. Decrease requirements and paperwork 5. Special favors for small business 6. Reduce federal regulations Local regulations were limiting growth according to 25 percent of small businesses. The regulatory issues included: 1. Slow permitting process 2. Different requirements for each locality 3. Sign code regulations 4. Zoning 5. Licenses 6. Fire codes 7. Insurance 8. Building codes 9. Impact fees A lack of information about other geographical markets was considered to be limiting small business growth by six percent of the executives. The recommended changes include: 1. Availability of market research/ demographics 2. Identify companies that are relocating Other overall recommendations of small businesses included decreasing government intervention, preventing unlicensed vendors, speeding up permit processes, creating a regional economic development alliance/coordination, businesses working together, lower taxes, access to information, and mentoring/ networking. For more information, visit www. leecountybusiness.com. Floridas Latest Educational OptionIn less than a week, more than 1,100 Florida parents of students with significant special needs including autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy have begun applications for a new type of K-12 scholarship that allows them to individualize their childs education. The Personal Learning Scholarship Account (PLSA) program, the second of its kind in the nation, was passed by the Florida Legislature last spring and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. The application process opened last Friday at Step Up For Students, a nonprofit scholarship organization that is authorized to administer the program. The state set aside $18.4 million for the first year of the program, enough for an estimated 1,800 students. The scholarships are available to students in kindergarten through 12th grade with one of eight specific learning disabilities. Parents can use the funds for a wide array of educational options, including private school, therapists, specialists, curricula and materials, even contributions to a prepaid college fund. The application process opened two days after the Florida teachers union filed suit against SB 850, the bill that created the PLSA program. Litigation could continue for several months. In the meantime, here is what some parents are saying about the program: Like winning the lotto, said Kim Freeman of Fort Lauderdale, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Freemans 15-year-old son, Ethan, has been diagnosed with autism and a behavioral disability. Providing needed services is expensive, noted Freeman, an educational therapist who works with children with special needs. Its just a phenomenal opportunity, said John Kurnik of Tampa, according to the Tampa Tribune. Kurniks son John has autism and is home schooled. We havent had a whole lot of luck with services for John. The resources we have as home-school families arent that plentiful. PLSAs will be life-changing for my family and potentially thousands of others in our state, wrote Julie Kleffel of Longwood in an op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel. Kleffels 7-year-old daughter Faith has Down syndrome. I am excited and hopeful to see how Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts will help my daughter and many other Florida students find their perfect path to success. To apply for a PLSA or to get more information, visit www.stepupforstudents. org. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in The River Weekly News call 415-7732


21 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My twins who both graduated from high school this spring are going away to college soon. One twin seems to be able to take charge of his studying by himself. I dont have to coach or help him. The other twin needs far more help from me to stay on track with schoolwork. How can I teach her to be in charge of her own learning and studying? I dont want her to flunk out of college. Kathy K., Sanibel Kathy, You have asked a very complex question, since there are multiple skills involved in proficient studying as well as personal motivation and responsibility. Assuming that your daughter is motivated to study lets take a look at some thinking and learning issues. A critical thinking skill for an independent learner to utilize is a thinking process called metacognition. Metacognition allows people to know what they know, or to think about their thinking and to reflect on their own cognitive abilities. Metacognitive thinking skills develop during childhood, adolescence and continue into young adulthood. Metacognitive thinking processes include planning, monitoring ones own thoughts, problem solving, making decisions and evaluating ones thought processes. It also involves the use of strategies for remembering information, according to educational psychologist Dr. Linda B. Nilson. Very often students dont realize how important their own attitudes and self-reflection are to academic success and often think its the skill of the instructor that makes them successful. Thinking about thinking begins as children mature and can sort through and analyze their own thoughts. As parents or teachers a simple prompt such as What do you think about that? can help students connect to the metacognitive processes. Dr. Nilson refers to it as, the voice in your head that asks you questions about your learning. For a student, like your daughter, who may be struggling with independent learning, Dr. Nilson suggests that she consciously ask herself some metacognitive questions before, during or after an assignment to engage the metacognitive processes. Some good questions to ask are: What is the best way to go about this task? How well are my learning strategies working? What changes should I make, if any? What am I still having trouble understanding? What can I recall and what should I review? How does this material relate to other things Ive learned or experienced? Your daughter will probably have to include these questions as part of each assignment for a while. She will however with regular use internalize these questions and unconsciously include them in her study process as her skills develop. 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. Book Signings Author Michelle McDonald, a r esident of Fort Myers, will be available to sign copies of her book, My Day, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 2 at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, 3268 Forum Boulevard in Fort Myers, and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 16 at Twistee Treat, 10 Pine Island Road in Fort Myers. Polly Tatterling is a unique character made up from scraps of tattered paper. Join Polly throughout her day as she encounters her friends and family and has a day full of activities. For more information, call Michelle Whitman at 405-458-5642. Free Event To Distribute 1,200 BackpacksOn Saturday, August 2, Lipman North Americas largest field tomato grower will distribute more than 1,200 backpacks filled with school supplies to Immokalee elementary and middle school students during a free community event featuring entertainment, refreshments and giveaways. More than 30 local organizations will provide information and services to families during the event, including Habitat for Humanity; Immokalee Friendship House; Naples Shelter for Abused Women and Children; University of Florida/IFAS Extension; Health Care Network of Southwest Florida/Marion Fether Medical Center; Susan G. Komen Network; Imaginarium Science Center; Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, and PACE Center for Girls. Representatives from the Immokalee Fire Control District will display emergency vehicles, and the Sheriffs Departments Crime Prevention Unit will provide educational materials. Complimentary food and beverages will be available. A bounce house and childrens games will also be onsite. Backpacks and school supplies will be provided only to elementary and middle school students. Children must be present to receive school supplies. The free community event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia Street in Immokalee. For more information, contact Jaime Weisinger at 657-4421. Florida SouthWestern Open August 2Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) (formerly known as Edison State College) will offer special Saturday hours at all locations from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 2. All enrollment service offices will be open during these times to assist students in completing any unfinished business for Fall enrollment. Specific locations are: Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, Building S Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, Building J Collier Campus, 7505 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, Building M Hendry/Glades Center, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Building A We know that sometimes it is hard to stop by the college during the week to complete the necessary paperwork for enrollment and the opportunity to register for classes, said Mark Bukowski, director of admissions at FSW. By offering Saturday hours on August 2, FSW is welcoming those who are in the process to finish what they need to and ask questions. We also welcome anyone interested in starting the admissions process as well during this time frame. During the special Saturday hours, students and applicants can submit documents necessary to complete the admissions process, finalize course registration, pay for classes, meet with financial aid representatives and ask questions related to the admission and registration process. For more information, call 800-7492322 or visit www.FSW.edu. For those interested in starting the admissions process, visit www.FSW.edu/admissions. Letter Carriers Make Deliveries To Food BanksU.S. Postal Service letter carriers collected 72.5 million pounds of food on May 10 from the donations of thousands of communities throughout America for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This represents the 11th consecutive year the event has surpassed 70 million pounds and adds to the more than 1 billion pounds of food collected since the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive began in 1993. Donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items will feed countless families in need. Fort Myers area letter carriers and volunteers collected over 366,000 pounds of food. Letter carriers in Lee and Collier Counties, along with their family of volunteers, picked up nearly 52 tons of food which was distributed to local area food banks. Stamp Out Hunger, the nations largest single-day food drive, was launched in 1993 by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and is supported by the U.S. Postal Service. Canned and non-perishable items are collected by 230,000 letter carriers and other postal employees in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. In addition to the U.S. Postal Service, NALC and Feeding America, other Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive national partners include AARP, Campbell Soup Company, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, United Way Worldwide, the AFL-CIO, Valassis and Uncle Bobs Self Storage. Arcangelo GraduatesJohn Arcangelo from Fort Myers recently graduated from Le Moyne College with a bachelor of science degree in management. Le Moynes 64th commencement took place on Sunday, May 18 on the colleges campus in Syracuse, New York. McLaren Named To Honors ListCiara McLaren, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the spring 2014 honors list at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. 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THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 201422 United Way Elects New Officers, Board MembersNew officers and 11 new board members were elected at the recent United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee annual meeting. Officers and executive committee members for 2014-15 are the following: Board Chair: Robert Wilson Enterprise Holdings Vice Chair: John Clinger Clinger, Sizemore & Associates/Bank of America Treasurer: Patricia Heath Interop Technologies Assistant Treasurer: Craig Folk, Miller, Helms & Folk PA Secretary: Mary Vlasak Snell Pavese Law Firm Immediate Past Chair: Tom Uhler Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners Joining the United Way board of directors are the following: Orestes Baez The News-Press Media Group Lee Bellamy Homewood Suites, Bell Tower Shops Charles Chapman Hendry County Government Michael Clark United Mechanical, Inc. Roger Desjarlais Lee County Douglas Forster Chicos FAS Chauncey Goss Goss Practical Solutions Derek Jones Wells Fargo Bank Buddy Kubesh Publix Super Markets Jennifer Lafferty CenterState Bank Brett Tessier Publix Super Markets Since the inception of United Way in 1957, over $128 million have been raised and distributed in our community. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way Partner Agencies and initiatives such as the Alvin A Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, LARC, Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Clubs and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community including nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Jennifer Lafferty Paul Makurat Derek Jones Chauncey Goss Douglas Forster Michael Clark Charles Chapman Lee Bellamy Shell Point Welcomes Residents To August Information Meetings Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on August 5, 13, 19 and 27. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family and twin villa homes along with a community center and a pool. Admission to these informative sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by visiting www.shellpoint.org/seminars or calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. For more information, visit www.shellpoint.org. Shell Points entrance wall at night Physicians Primary Opens New Medical Office On College ParkwayPhysicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida will open its new medical office on College Parkway in Fort Myers on Monday, August 4 that will consolidate three offices into one location. The new office will be located at 7381 College Parkway in the former Jalapenos location and will incorporate family medicine and internal medicine. Those offices currently are located at 6160 Winkler Road, 7780 Cambridge Manor and 5172 Mason Corbin Court and will close, effective August 4. These new quarters will allow us to bring our three family medicine and internal medicine offices in Fort Myers under one roof to accommodate the growth in patients. Our patients also will have better access and more efficient care from this College Parkway location, said Dr. Mary Yankaskas, managing physician of Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida. These family medicine and internal medicine offices have been certified as Level II Patient Centered Medical Home since 2013. Physicians who will practice at the new building include Dr. Vincent Azzara (internal medicine); Dr. Jon Burdzy (family medicine); Dr. Peter Lewis (internal medicine); Dr. Timothy Snodgrass (family medicine); Dr. Staci VanWinkle (family medicine); and Kathleen Mahan, ARNP. Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida, a physician-owned and operated medical practice, was formed in 1996 by many long practicing local physicians and has grown to become the largest independent multi-specialty primary care practice in Southwest Florida. Medical specialties include internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. Offices are conveniently located in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. For more information, visit www.ppcswfl.com. New Physicians Primary Care College Parkway office


23 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am fat; I enjoy my food and see no reason to change my lifestyle. My family members are all fat, so I think its genetic. I am mad and fed up with peoples comments, Why do they insist on tormenting me? Irene Dear Irene, It really is not other peoples business because it is a free country, but they probably resent having to pay for the outcome of your lifestyle. The illnesses that you will probably get cost a great deal of money to the taxpayers. The new healthcare system in our future may have some news for you. Genetics can sometimes be involved, but more frequently weight gain is because we eat too much for the energy we need and the extra is stored as fat. Your family may need some counseling in food choices. Maybe you all eat the same kind of food that increases your caloric intake too much so you all gain weight. It has been documented that families can do this. The threat of diabetes and the possible medical problems that may develop would make me think twice about continuing your lifestyle. But that is between you and your doctor. Lizzie Dear Irene, The choice is yours, introduce healthy habits into your routine and stay as healthy as you can or dont, very simple. If you do not, you can most likely look forward to increased doctor appointments, increased restrictions on your diet and activity, increased dependence on adult children, and increased financial expense, paying for the additional doctors, medicines and supplies. The choice is yours. Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Blood Drives In Lehigh AcresLee Memorial Health System Blood Centers will be holding blood drives in two Lehigh Acres locations: Cricket Wireless, located at 5705 Lee Boulevard on Thursday, July 31 from 12 to 5 p.m. Donors will receive a coupon for free Subway, T-shirt and cell phone accessory kit. Back to School drive at Walmart, 2523 Lee Boulevard, on Monday, August 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many fun activities are planned for this Family Day outing including a bounce house and child ID program. Donors will receive a T-shirt and $5 Walmart gift card. All blood collected remains in the Lee Memorial Health System to serve the community. Lee Memorial Health System uses 800+ units of blood each week. With both Golisano Childrens Hospital and the only trauma center within a five-county area, the need for blood locally remains constant and needs to be replenished daily. All blood types are currently needed. For more donor and age requirement information, visit Lee Memorial Health System blood centers or call 343-2333. Animal Refuge Center Seeks Home For CatRed Baron is a sweet, shy 8-yearold domestic short hair. She is diabetic, but is able to be regulated on diet alone. Because of the way Animal Rescue Center is set up with group houses, ensuring that she eats only the food that she requires proves difficult. ARC is seeking a responsible foster home for this kitty in which she would be the only cat. For more information on the required diet for Red Baron, contact mgrarc@ animalrefugecenter.net. If you are interested in fostering Red Baron, contact dep_rep@msn.com for an application. Red Baron deaRPharmacistDont Be A Mosquito Magnet by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What spray do you recommend for hiking or picnicking outdoors? TK, Denver, Colorado This may shock you, but I prefer chemical sprays that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. I am all about good bug protection and cant find any natural spray that works. Mosquitoes and ticks and other vectors as they are called carry pathogens that can infect you, and disable you with encephalitis, malaria, Lyme, Babesia and other diseases. When I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to give a lecture, there was so much concern about Dengue fever transmission from the mosquitos that some men boarded our plane with one specific task: to spray it down while all of us passengers covered up our face and nose to avoid breathing the fumes. Their intention was to kill any mosquito on board, God forbid it infected a passenger. So I take no chances. I used to take more chances, until I saw the ramifications of this in my own family from one darn tick. Now I spray the chemicals on, as if I was on the television show Naked & Afraid. It would be my survival item... ha-ha! I go out when absolutely necessary and avoid endemic areas and lakes that harbor disease-carrying critters. I wear long pants while hiking. I also keep up my B vitamins. Most of the time, the mosquitoes will swarm my husband and ignore me. I think the B vitamins matter. If you have a methylation snp (pronounced snip), you will be deficient in B vitamins. After I found out I had low B vitamins, I restored levels with a high-quality B complex, and added methylfolate... and now the bugs dont find me quite as tasty. Science doesnt back me on that, but many report the same finding as me. Its really all about how attractive a bug finds you, thats why (if you can believe the Internet) spraying yourself with Listerine or eating garlic makes you less attractive to bugs. I respect that some of you dont want to spray on the chemicals, and if you want a natural alternative, heres a suggestion, but it may not work as well when applied: 32 ounces of Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tablespoons each of dried sage, rosemary, lavender, thyme and peppermint 1 tablespoon of dried basil 5 drops of essential oil of catnip Put all of this in a big glass jar and tighten the lid. Leave it there for three weeks (shake it every day, though). Strain it and dilute by half with distilled water. Put it in little spray bottles that you can carry in your backpack or purse. Use as needed before going out. Now Id like to end the myth that taking antihistamines like Benadryl or Claritin before going out repels bugs. Its not true. These drugs, especially Benadryl, reduces itching and redness but thats all. Finally, some bug bites require medical attention. If you develop swollen lymph nodes, fever, headaches, hives or low blood pressure, this requires medical attention. 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. Look for us at our new larger location conveniently located near Publix in South Pointe Commons at College Pkwy.DOCTORS EYECARE CENTERS New Address 5995 South Pointe Blvd, #111 Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-482-0355 239-332-1555AT THE END OF SUMMER, 2014. A member of Robert G. LeSage, OD Timothy E. Underhill, OD Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


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PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GEOGRAPHY: What sea lies just west of Rome, Italy? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the average lifespan of an adult housefly? 3. MOVIES: What 1999 movie with Brad Pitt featured the tagline Mischief. Mayhem. Soap.? 4. MEASURES: How much beer would a firkin hold? 5. MYTHOLOGY: What area of life did the Roman goddess Discordia rule? 6. BIBLE: Which one of the Ten Commandments forbids coveting? 7. U.S. CITIES: What is the capital of Vermont? 8. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is North Koreas basic currency? 9. HUMAN ANATOMY: Where are the tarsi located? 10. LITERATURE: What famous author went by the pseudonym of Boz? TRIVIA TEST 1. Tyrrhenian Sea 2. Two to four weeks 3. Fight Club 4. About 9 gallons 5. Strife 6. Tenth Commandment 7. Montpelier 8. The won 9. Ankles 10. Charles Dickens. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 4, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Technology snafus tax your patience. But before you throw that computer or other bulky hardware into the trash, take a deep breath and call someone knowledgeable for help. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Dont be too upset if your generosity goes unappreciated. These things happen, and rather than brood over it, move on. A new friend could open up some exciting new possibilities. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A loved one helps you get through an especially difficult emotional situation. Spend the weekend immersed in the body and soul restorative powers of music and the other arts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You are pretty much in charge of what you want to do this week. However, it might be a good idea to keep an open mind regarding suggestions from people you know you can trust. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Another chance to shine (something always dear to the Lions heart) might be resented by others. But you earned it, so enjoy it. The weekend brings news about a family member. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A suggestion that never took off could become viable again. Dust it off, update it if necessary, and resubmit it. In your personal life, a new relationship takes an interesting turn. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Confronting a new challenge to your stated position could work to your advantage by settling all doubts once youre able to present a solid defense backed up by equally solid facts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You enjoy doing nice things for others. But this is a good time to do something nice for yourself as well. You might want to start by planning a super-special getaway weekend. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Some changes you feel you need to make might be reasonable and appropriate. But others might lead to new problems. Think things through carefully before you act. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Good instincts usually keep the surefooted Goat on the right path. So, what others might see as stubbornness on your part, in fact reflects your good sense of what is worth supporting. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A period of introspection could lead to some surprising conclusions -and also equally surprising changes -involving a number of your long-held positions on several issues. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The financially practical Pisces might want to take a sensible approach to spending as well as investing. Being prudent now pays off later. A romantic situation moves into another phase. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of curiosity keeps you continually alert for whats new about people, places and things. On Aug. 10, 1793, after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. The Louvre palace was begun by King Francis I in 1546 on the site of a 12th-century fortress built by King Philip II. Today the Louvre contains artwork and artifacts representative of 11,000 years of human civilization and culture. On Aug. 6, 1902, Arthur Flegenheimer, who will go on to become one of New Yorks most feared criminals under the name Dutch Schultz, is born. Years later, Schultz was one of the biggest gangsters in New York, employing as many as 100 gunmen to enforce his rackets. On Aug. 4, 1927, the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, is recorded for the very first time during the legendary Bristol Sessions. Rodgers cut two test recordings, The Soldiers Sweetheart and Sleep, Baby, Sleep. On Aug. 8, 1942, six German saboteurs who secretly entered the United States on a mission to attack its infrastructure are executed for spying. On June 12, the German team had buried explosives Long Island to use later. On July 18, a second team had successfully landed in Florida. On Aug. 5, 1962, movie actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home in Los Angeles. Empty bottles of prescription pills were littered around the room. An autopsy found a fatal amount of sedatives in her system, and her death was ruled probable suicide. On Aug. 9, 1974, Gerald R. Ford is sworn in as the 38th president of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon. After taking the oath of office, Ford spoke in a televised address, declaring, My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. On Aug. 7, 1987, Lynne Cox braves the freezing waters of the Bering Strait to make the first recorded swim from the United States to the Soviet Union. Her training regimen included regularly swimming in water at between 38 and 42 degrees F. Cox rarely swam in a wetsuit regardless of water temperature. It was Flannery OConnor, noted American writer of novels and short stories, who made the following observation: Everywhere I go Im asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they dont stifle enough of them. In Saudi Arabia, there is an entire police unit dedicated solely to the pursuit of crimes of witchcraft. Lee DeForest, known as the Father of Radio, said in 1926, While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility, a development of which we need to waste little time dreaming. Eleanor Ritchey was the granddaughter of Philip John Bayer, founder of Quaker State Oil. She was the sole inheritor of her grandfathers fortune, and she had no children of her own. When she died in 1968 she was worth $12 million. Other than some shoes (1,700 pairs) and stationery (1,200 boxes) that she left to the Salvation Army, her entire estate was used to create a trust for the 150 stray dogs she had adopted. The pets lived in luxury, dying of old age one by one, until 1984, when the last one -the richest dog in the country -also succumbed. The remainder of the inheritance then went to Auburn University. If youre planning a trip to Syracuse, N.Y., you might want to take a detour about 35 miles east to the small town of Verona. There you can visit the worlds smallest church -but dont plan to go in and have a seat. Cross Island Chapel is only 6 feet by 3.5 feet. The minister can stand inside, but everyone else has to stay outside. If you cant get rid of the skeleton in your closet, youd best teach it to dance. -George Bernard Shaw THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last rookie shortstop before Pete Kozma in 2013 to start for the St. Louis Cardinals on Opening Day? 2. Name the last pitcher before the Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw (2011-13) to lead the majors in ERA for three consecutive years. 3. In 2012, Washingtons Robert Griffin III became the fourth NFL quarterback since 1970 to rush for 800 yards in a season. Name two of the other three. 4. How many Final Fours has the Ohio State mens basketball team reached since the Buckeyes last championship in 1960? 5. Mike Babcock set a record in 2014 for most career coaching victories for the Detroit Red Wings (415). Whose mark did he pass? 6. Who was the captain of the U.S. mens World Cup soccer team in 2002 and 2006? 7. Name the last American male before Meb Keflezighi to win the Boston Marathon. ANSWERS 1. Ray Busse, in 1973. 2. Atlantas Greg Maddux (1993-95). 3. Randall Cunningham (1990), Bobby Douglass (1972) and Michael Vick (2004, 2006). 4. Six times, the last in 2012. 5. Jack Adams (1928-47), with 413. 6. Claudio Reyna. 7. Greg Meyer, in 1983.


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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER AUGUST 1, 2014 The Island Sun and The River Weekly NewsAlways on the table, and online, with everything you need to know about your community. NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsTHEIVER RF Bbtn Rf Dnt r F MnWEEKLY NEWS Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993 Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732 Pick up a copy or go to IslandSunNews.com. Click on Read the Island Sun or The River Weeklywww.IslandSunNews.com WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/6 CC 8/29 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Shore Fishing:


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 AUGUST 1, 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 Hello, my name is Harley. Im an 11-month-old neutered male American Staffordshire Terrier. Harley motorcycles come in lots of different models like Sportsters, Knuckleheads and Softails. Im a Supersport. Being young and goofy, Im a bit of a knucklehead... but I have the happiest tail youll ever see. Im super affectionate and have beautiful, piercing eyes. My adoption fee is $40 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Freedom Friends adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Andrew. Im a 3-month-old neutered male gray and white tabby domestic short hair. Normally, an adorable little guy like me would get adopted in a heartbeat. With well over a hundred cats and kittens to choose from at the shelter, its tough to get noticed though. Come check out me and all my buddies. Im the cute one! My adoption fee: is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Freedom Friends adoption promotion. All cats and kittens are 2-for-1 adoption fee. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Andrew ID# A589739 Harley ID# A590834


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