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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 31 AUGUST 8, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Alliance Calling For Artists, Performers And Organizations For Family FestivalThe Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers is now accepting applications for Fall for the Arts 2014 on Saturday, October 18. This annual free family festival is a great way to engage with families from across Southwest Florida and demonstrate your talents or present your upcoming seasons. Fall for the Arts features live performances throughout the day on the amphitheater stage, kids games and craft stations, face painting and a coloring contest, the winner of which will take home a free week of summer art camp.continued on page 15 Dancers performing at last years Fall For The Arts The Sanibel Schools Steel Drum Band performing at Fall For The Arts in 2013Unique Acquisition For Rooftop GardenInternationally recognized sculptor Rainer Lagmann is donating a threepiece sculpture that shows climbers in various positions. The motion is upward and signifies the progress that has been made as Phase IV of the restoration at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center begins. The sculptures, colorized for effect and visibility, will actually be created with stainless steel and have a bronze coating. The sculptures will be placed on the rooftop sculpture garden, as part of the Phase IV development. Lagmann will be in Fort Myers Friday, August 8 for the installation of the sculptures on the rooftop of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Using carefully placed, hollow metal squares, Lagmann sculpts the human form in various motions depicting timeless gestures and emotions. The four corners of each square represent the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual dimensions of the human being. The hollowness of each square helps the viewer leave the distractions behind and allows for the exploration of the human body while pondering its strength and delicacy. The implication of light and darkness that surround the sculptures is also considered and, therefore, another interpretation of the sculpture is allowed through the shadows behind it. The art center is completing Phase III of the restoration that includes the upper continued on page 15 Three-piece sculpture by Rainer Lagmann, colorized to show detail New Member Exhibit Opens At The AllianceThe Alliance for the Arts invites its more than 1,000 members to contribute artwork following a different theme each year for its Members Exhibit. Beginning August 8, the Alliance Gallery will be filled with work following the theme Diametrically Opposed. The exhibit runs through August 29. Art by Kids with Cancer will be featured in the Member Gallery. Artwork by Fort Myers painter and sculptor Joel Loeper will be on display in the Theatre Lobby. The Young Artists Awards 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 Childrens 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 continued on page 15 Sample artwork from the Art by Kids with Cancer program


THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Sheraton Harbor Place Hotelby Gerri Reaves, PhDIn January 1987, a grand new hotel opened in downtown Fort Myers: the Sheraton Harbor Place Hotel. The 25-story modern wonder stood near the riverfront on soil steeped in the hospitality tradition. In the 1890s, the Hendry House hotel on that site was one of only three hotels in town. (It was the former family home of Captain and Mrs. Francis Asbury Hendry, one of Fort Myers founding families.) The property lay at the foot of Royal Palm Avenue on First and extended to the river. Infill has since deepened the parcel. In January 1898, the Gilded-Age Royal Palm Hotel opened on the site. After half a century, it was demolished, and in the 1950s, the Edison Cafeteria was built there, facing Edwards Drive. It too was eventually demolished to make way for the Sheraton. As the vintage postcard attests, the new hotel with a glowing rooftop sign symbolized big things for downtown. As the Royal Palm did in its day, the Sheraton made news with its style and amenities and strove to set a new standard for downtown. And, it had tremendous economic potential. The Sheraton 454-room luxury hotel could host large conventions and banquets right on the downtown riverfront. It was generally hoped that it would provide a much-needed boost to downtown. Facilities and amenities were numerous. The hotel had two restaurants, both with river views, the upscale La Tiers and the casual Paramount Caf, which was open 24/7. There was a second-floor terrace, three penthouses and a Special Towers VIP section, in which guests enjoyed concierge service, complimentary continental breakfast, and a telephone and color TV in each bathroom. Other offerings included 24-hour room service, parking valets, four tennis courts (one rooftop), three swimming pools, exercise room, putting green, docking facilities across the street, and a three-story parking garage. In addition to catering to out-of-town business, the hotel hoped to attract the local crowd, too. Reasonably-priced meals would suit the luncheon crowd, as well as civic organizations and clubs, which would hold regular meetings there. Bars and lounges were open to everyone, as were the gift shop and beauty parlor. The Ellington offered a new music and dancing venue. Despite it promising start, the hotels grandeur faded. continued 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 Kristy See Rachel Atkins Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau The Sheraton Harbor Place Hotel opened in 1987 on Edwards Drive photo courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society (Sara Nell Hendry Gran Collection) The former luxury hotel tower is now vacant photo by Gerri Reaves


3 THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Local Mural Added To CultureNOWby Tom HallLocal artist and Fort Myers Public Art Committee member Patricia Collins recently completed a mural that has transformed the Habitat For Humanity ReStore, located at 31 Willis Road in North Fort Myers, into a work of art. Called Possibilities, the mural has now been added by Manhattans cultureNOW online registry to its Museum Without Walls. The mural depicts a parade of people carting various goods for their homes that can typically be found at the ReStore. Some of the figures appear to merge with the objects they carry. One grips a clock obscuring her head, metaphorically overwhelmed by time. A girl in cowboy boots holds a toaster in front of her face, and the unicyclist carries a wound-up hose, resembling another wheel but for the drop of water coming out the nozzle end and an eye peering out the center The procession of silhouettes created a horizontal composition on a long building, so I felt compelled to go up, adding the figure balancing atop stacked chairs to spray Possibilities in the sky, and the airborne bike rider repurposing a ceiling fan, explained Collins of her composition. The procession of people carrying these household goods seems a relevant theme, living in a state where the population is always in flux. These days, people become more connected to their stuff, but at the same time things are produced to be temporary and transitional. New eyes give a second life to the discarded but still useful. The figures were cut as stencils and silhouetted against a painterly field of colorful brushstrokes, stenciled images and words layered with more paint. Additional images were added, such as the wall raising, a stencil of a family in a home, and palm trees, to create a landscape. Collins created the mural with the help of a coterie of student volunteers, including recent graduates of Fort Myers High School, North Fort Myers High School and Florida Southwestern State College. Educated at Pratt Institute, her work has been exhibited in shows at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota; Verge, Miami Beach 2010; Art Modern Gallery, Miami; Scope Miami 2001 and other venues from Florida to New York City. She has enjoyed solo shows include the Collier County Museum of the Everglades, Life Cafe in New York City and Howl Gallery in Fort Myers. The mural is located at 31 Willis Road off old 41, just north of Pondella Road in North Fort Myers. CultureNOW dedicates itself to celebrating iPhone SplashAmericas vast cultural environment as a gallery that exists beyond museum walls through cultural tourism and arts education. CultureNOW believes that the three facets to understanding the world around us are art, architecture and history, noted founder Abby Suckle. Mapping these empowers the public to better visualize the place they live in making it a powerful tool to understand the richness and diversity of a community. The organization was formed in 2002 from work done by New York/ New Visions, a pro bono coalition of designcontinued on page 6 A section of the mural Possibilities by local artist Patricia Collins, which is located on the exterior of the Habitat For Humanity Restore in North Fort Myers. It has recently been added to the public art registry cultureNOW. Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!Award-Winning Restaurant: Best Place for Live Music with Dock Attendants Assistance come in six times and


THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 20144 Board Officers AnnouncedDisabled Veterans Insurance Careers 2014-15 board officers are: James R. Pender, chairman emeritus; Gary V. Trippe, chairman; General James L. Dozier, vice-chairman; and Gay G. Trippe, secretary-treasurer. The organizations operating board consists of retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James L. Dozier; Roger C. Mercado Jr., Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.; James R. Pender CPCU, CLU, ChFC, ARM, Oswald Trippe and Company, co-founder; Gary V. Trippe CIC, Oswald Trippe and Company, co-founder and chairman; retired insurance agency executive Gay Trippe, co-founder; and John M. Pollock, CIC, BB&T Insurance Services; retired U.S. Army Col. Thomas A. Dials, chairman emeritus of the Armed Forces Insurance Corporation; and Dr. JR Harding, The Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Gary L. Bryant is president and CEO. Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers is a nonprofit organization with the mission to educate, train and create meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans. For more information, call 433-8523 or visit www.DVIC.us. Gay G. Trippe James R. Pender Gary V. Trippe General James L. Dozier From page 2SheratonOver the years, it was reinvented as the Ramada Inn and Suites at Amtel Marina and then the Ambassador Riverfront Hotel. Now, vacant for several years, it awaits redevelopment. Walk down to a riverfront site with a history of hospitality as old as downtown itself. Then learn more about hotel history by taking a short walk to 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. If you love local history, be sure to also stop by 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 and the Fort Myers News-Press. 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 Unclaimed Property Public Auction Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has invited Floridians to the 2014 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction. This public auction of more than 60,000 items valued in excess of $1 million will be held on Saturday, August 9 starting at 10 a.m. at the DoubleTree Airport Hotel in Orlando. A preview of items will be held on Friday, August 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The unclaimed property auction features items from safe deposit boxes that have gone unclaimed for years despite efforts to return them to their owners. These items include jewelry, watches and rare coins. Proceeds from the auction are deposited into the states education fund where they work to support Floridas public school system. Should a property owner discover that he or she owned an item that was auctioned, however, the proceeds from the sale can be claimed any time at no cost. Featured auction items include four $1,000 bills, a mens 18k gold and diamond Rolex brand watch, a 6.36-carat platinum and diamond cocktail ring and several classic baseball cards featuring baseball greats such as Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige and Willie Mays. Since 2011, Floridas Bureau of Unclaimed Property has returned more than $775 million in unclaimed property to Floridians. This record-breaking effort is due to extensive proactive outreach efforts aimed at reconnecting lost valuables with their rightful owner. The 2014 Unclaimed Property Auction will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando Airport, 5555 Hazeltine National Drive in Orlando. To search for or claim unclaimed property, visit www.FLTreasureHunt.org or call 1-88-VALUABLE or 850-4135555. Fitch Revises Airports Rating Outlook To StableFitch Ratings has affirmed the outstanding A rating on Southwest Florida International Airports $307.4 million airport revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook on all bonds was changed by Fitch to Stable from Negative. The bonds are payable from the net revenues generated by the operations of Southwest Florida International Airport. The A rating is based on Southwest Florida International Airport having a well-balanced mix of major air carriers serving leisure travel with a competitive cost per enplaned passenger, lack of significant competition in the region, operating with a conservative debt structure and robust liquidity as compared to peers, as well as a manageable, demand-driven five-year capital improvement plan with no additional near-term borrowing anticipated. The change to a Stable Outlook reflects traffic levels that are showing signs of improvement amid an economic recovery within the airports greater service area. Fitch noted the airports traffic and operations have recovered to the extent that earlier concerns about debt service coverage and increased airline costs are now less material. The Lee County Port Authority is pleased Fitch recognizes the strength of our balance sheet and the efforts we have made to promote growth and control costs, said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. We will continue to manage our resources and proactively work to maintain a favorable operating environment for our airline partners.Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.6 million passengers in 2013 and is one of the top 50 United States airports for passenger traffic. For more information, visit www. flylcpa.com. Lee Memorial Health System Child Development Centers OpeningsLee Memorial Health System has openings at two of their Child Development Centers. Thoughtfully planned and carefully supervised, all center programs provide age-appropriate learning opportunities to children from infancy to 12 years. Designed to suit the schedules and career demands of most parents, the operating hours for the centers are 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additionally, the Child Development Centers offer the Voluntary Prekindergarten program (VPK). This free program is for children who turn 4 before September 1. The program is designed to teach children the skills they need to know and be able to do to be ready for kindergarten and to provide opportunities for children to practice their skills in an active learning environment. The environment is set up where children thrive and each childs learning is supported in developmentally appropriate ways. The Child Development Centers are located at: Cape Coral Hospital (License #C20LE7563) 636 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral 772-4311 Contact: Julia Neal Lee Memorial Hospital (License #C20LE7448) 2335 Clifford Street, Fort Myers 332-5152 Contact: Kristin Harper Visit www.leememorial.org for more information. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


5 THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 2014 Courtneys has something for everyone. Come & see why Courtneys aims to please!239.466.4646 CONTINENTAL CUISINEAT THEIR NEW HOME. 20351 SUMMERLIN ROAD, FORT MYERS. ACROSS FROM TANGER FACTORY OUTLETS. IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA. Dinner for 2 for $30.00 Includes glass of house wine or well drink or domestic beer eachChoose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENUChoice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil Available from 4pm-6pm(Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays)Expires 10/31/2014 Make your reservations today! Free Bottle of WineWith the purchase of two dinner entrees from our regular dinner menu. Minimum entree purchase $15.Free wine is house selection red or white, tax and gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays. Expires August 30, 2014. Must present coupon at time of purchase. JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY FOR BRUNCHFROM 10AM 2PMA DELICIOUS VARIETY OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ITEMS ON THE MENU Thank You for Voting Us Best Continental Thank You for Voting Us Best Continental Cuisine Cuisine Tickets On Sale For Love That Dress! 6 EventAre you ready for Southwest Floridas fashion event of the season? Tickets for Love That Dress! 6, benefiting PACE Center For Girls, Lee are now on sale for $30 per person online only at www.LoveThatDress.org. An estimated 800 fashionistas (and a few brave men) are expected to stake their claim on thousands of new and gently worn dresses and accessories selling for nominal prices at LTD!6 held on Wednesday, August 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Embassy Suites in Estero. Guests will also enjoy the events popular silent auction, camaraderie and cocktails. Major sponsors will have access to VIP shopping, offering private dressing rooms, clothing hold, express check-out service, complimentary adult beverages, hors doeuvres and a private selection of decadent chocolates. In addition, White House Black Market is once again the Title Sponsor, offering new dresses, accessories, shoes and handbags at unbelievable prices. The Love That Dress! 6 Committee is going above and beyond to raise money and awareness for the PACE Center For Girls-Lee. There will be many exciting surprises and new additions to this years event that you wont want to miss, said Sandy Stilwell. Tickets to Love That Dress! are limited and tend to sell out fast each year. Last years Love That Dress! event raised a record $135,000 to benefit at-risk young women in the community. This year, PACE Center For Girls-Lee hopes to break that record. We are confident this event will be one of the best ever, with a more selective inventory and perks for guests that top anything we have ever done before, added Jennifer Nelson, chair for Lee County Love That Dress! 6. This will be the best Girls Night Out in town, all to benefit a charity that helps change the cycle of at-risk young women in our community. For additional information about Love That Dress!, contact Sally Kee, PACE Center For Girls special events coordinator, at Sally.Kee@pacecenter.org or 4252366. PACE Center For Girls fashionistas shopping at a past Love That Dress! event Outdoor Family Movie Night At The AllianceOn Saturday, August 9, come celebrate the end of summer break with a screening of The Wizard of Oz at the Alliance for the Arts beginning at 8 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, blankets and coolers and enjoy this classic film under the stars with your family and friends. A suggested $5 donation helps ensure continued free family programming at the Alliance. Support for Family Movie Night is generously provided by Briers CPA, DinoLingo.com, Internet Services Group of Florida, Riverside Realty, Staging Matters and Winged Foot Title. The Alliance Outdoor Family Movie Night Series will return in January. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, call 939-2787 or go to www. artinlee.org. Watch The Wizard of Oz under the stars on Saturday at Alliance for the Arts Comedy Venue Adds ShowsCHUCKLES Comedy Theater at the Marina at Edison Ford is continuing the fun and entertainment in the River District this summer with Chuckles at the Marina. After a successful first run, comedy shows produced in partnership with Best Group Tours will continue to run through the summer at Downtown Fort Myers newest comedy venue. Dates for upcoming shows are: Jodi White on Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tim The Dairy Farmer on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, per show or $30 per person, per show with a $20 gift certificate to Pinchers Crab Shack. The certificates have no expiration date and can be used at any of the 10 locations throughout Florida. Seating will open 15 minutes prior to each show, but guests are invited to arrive early and have a beverage or snack in The Marina Bar or visit Pinchers on the third floor. Tickets can be purchased at The Marina at Edison Ford or by phone at 895-7703. The theater has open seating, but seats are limited and should be ordered early. The Marina at Edison Ford is at 2360 West First Street in downtown Fort Myers (or Marker 54 by boat). For more information, visit MarinaEdisonFord.com or call 2457320. Jodi White Tim The Dairy Farmer


THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 20146 Two Sign On As Law & Order Ball Title SponsorsRotary Club of Fort Myers South is proud to announce Creighton Commercial Development and Adas Natural Market have pledged $25,000 in support of the Inaugural Law and Order Ball as its Title Sponsor. The Law and Order Ball, to be held on Friday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers, is an opportunity to thank the everyday heroes of our law enforcement agencies who keep us safe and enable us to build our businesses and thrive as a community. Supports Rotary Club of Fort Myers Souths gala to thank our everyday heroes The agencies to be recognized are Cape Coral Police Department, Florida SouthWestern State College Police Department, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Port Authority Police, Lee County Sheriffs Office and Sanibel Police Department. The Officer of the Year Award will be presented at the event. One special hero will also be awarded and receive a custom designed piece by Rotarian Mark Loren of Mark Loren Designs. Many levels of sponsorship opportunities are still available, with major sponsors being honored at a special VIP reception starting at 5 p.m. the night of this black tie-optional event. All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation and Lee County law enforcement youth programs. This gala event will include cocktails and hors doeuvres, a sumptuous dinner, and a silent and live auction. Entertainment will be provided by the popular local band Alter Ego, featuring retired Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Molloy. For information about in-kind donations and the many different sponsorship opportunities, visit www.lawandorderball. org or contact Lori Cook North at lori@ eventfulinc.com or Pam Morrison at pam@eventfulinc.com. Rotary Club of Fort Myers South meetings are held each Monday at noon at the Crowne Plaza, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.rotarysouth.org. Calendar Girls Sponsor Guide Dog Training For American VeteransSince 2006, The Calendar Girls have sponsored 13 guide dogs for American military veterans through the Paws For Patriots program of Southeastern Guide Dogs. The Calendar Girls are living examples that volunteerism and patriotism are vital to every aspect of our lives. For more information, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls with puppies Thompson and Carrier photo by Crae Clements Hortoons From page 3Local Mural Addedprofessionals who came together in response to the tragic events of September 11th. Since then, cultureNOW has created and distributed over 650,000 free maps at civic and cultural institutions throughout New York City. CultureNOW is powered by a network of professionals scholars, artists, architects, urban planners, educators, curators, historians who generously volunteer their time and expertise to advance our mission. Currently, over 75 public art collections across America are collaborating with cultureNOW to create a digital National Gallery of art and architecture in the public realm, in other words a Museum Without Walls. Already one of the largest and most comprehensive compendiums in the country, the online collection encompasses more than 11,000 sites and 21,000 images supplemented by over 1,050 podcasts by artists, architects, historians and curators. The City of Fort Myers is one of the 75 public art collections that has collaborated with cultureNOW, and its collection was featured in May of 2013 as the registrys national collection of the month. Florida Gulf Coast University is also working with the organization to register its collection on the online registry. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net.


7 THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 2014 Goodwill Hosts Ribbon Cutting At New Apartment Complex Goodwill Industries (GWI) of Southwest Florida, Inc. held a ribbon for the organizations latest income-sensitive housing for people with physical disabilities on Monday, August 4. The Jean Devereaux Apartments, located in Palmona Park in North Fort Myers, are named after retired Southwest Florida GWI housing president Jean Devereaux. Jean has been a supporter of Goodwill since 1991, said Goodwill spokesperson Madison Mitchell. We are happy to honor her work in the community by naming these apartments after her. Devereaux has been a champion for income-sensitive housing in the Southwest Florida area since becoming president of the Southwest Florida GWI Housing Board in 1991. She also served on Goodwills board of directors. The first complex Goodwill completed was in 1997 at the Park Villas community in North Fort Myers. The new apartment complex has HUD-approved units designed to accommodate people with physical disabilities. Accessible apartments are constructed with conveniences like assistance railings, widened doorways, roll-in showers, and lowered sinks, countertops and mirrors. Goodwills barrier-free housing communities also have on-sitecontinued on page 8 The Jean Devereaux Apartments in North Fort Myers lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Ich spreche DeutschService that Speaks for Itself OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT. Walmart Provides Truck To Help Feed FamiliesMore than 320 families received 17,340 pounds of fresh, nutritious food last week thanks to the helping hands of a few Walmart associates and a $140,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to the Harry Chapin Food Bank for a refrigerated box truck. The truck was unveiled this morning during mobile pantry distribution at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 211 W. Charlotte Avenue in Punta Gorda. Fourteen Walmart volunteers helped with the distribution along with St. Vincent de Paul and other community volunteers. This vehicle will enable us to serve more families, more communities, and do so more efficiently, said Al Brislain, president and CEO of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The Walmart Foundations generous gift will feed families for many years to come. A total of 1,085 people received the equivalent of 14,450 meals. Those served included 372 children and 157 seniors. Friends Marion Platt and Minnie Mitchell received fresh corn, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, among other items, to help feed their families. The food is a huge help, and it will help me carry over until the next month, said Platt before her 20-minute walk home. Shailyn Rose came with her mom and was excited to see all the food. 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. Shailyn Rose McCollough, age 2 Michael Nachef (representing Senator Garrett Richter), Shelley Allman (Walmart market manager for Market 118), James Mullen (representing Senator Ray Rodrigues), Al Brislain (HCFB president and CEO) and Kathy Galea (legistlative aide to Senator Bill Galvano) Food distribution line in front of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda Marion Platt and Minnie Mitchell


THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 20148 Along The RiverAlliance for the Arts features two great movie screenings this weekend. On Friday, the Alliance hosts the Fort Myers Film Festival for its presentation of the independent documentary Farewell To Factory Towns. Doors open at 7 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. On Saturday, celebrate the end of summer vacation with a screening of the classic film The Wizard of Oz as part of its Family Movie Night series. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers and enjoy this all-time classic film under the stars with your family and friends. The show begins at 8 p.m. A suggested $5 donation for each film helps ensure continued free programming at the Alliance. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, just south of Colonial. Call 939-ARTS (2787) or go to www.artsinlee.org. On Saturday, at 10 a.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates presents Garden Talk Water Gardening. The Estates horticulturist staff shares its extensive knowledge about annuals, herbs, fruit trees, butterfly plants and other varieties of landscaping plants. Today, the gardens at Edison Ford contain more than 1,700 plants representing more than 400 species from six continents. The collection also includes the sausage tree, tropical fruit trees including mango and citrus, orchids, bromeliads, cycads and more than 50 species of palms. The cost is free for Edison Ford members or $5 for non-members. Each participant will receive a certificate for a 20 percent discount in the Garden Shoppe. Registration required by calling 334-7419. For more information, go to www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. On Sunday, the Fort Myers Beach VFW Post 10097 will host the fourth annual Keep The Spirit Of Alive! event honoring local World War II veterans. WWII veterans and spouses/escorts will receive free dinners. Other attendees may purchase food and beverages at the Post. Social hour with a cash bar begins at 4 p.m. followed by dinner from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Music will be provided by DAZ, playing 1940s and 1950s music along with patriotic songs. Ceremonial festivities run from 6:15 to 7 p.m., culminating with a 21-Gun Salute and Taps. The public is welcome to attend. Spirit Of Day is to remind us of the Greatest Generations courage, shared sacrifice, and commitment to service so that their example of national unity and community can inspire future generations of Americans, especially our nations youth. Dont miss this opportunity to Keep The Spirit Of Alive in honor of our unsung heroes of WWII. The Fort Myers Beach VFW Post 10097 is located at 17770 Pine Ridge Road. WWII veterans are asked to call Casey at 560-4682 to make reservations. Why shop at a farmers market? Access to fresh, locally grown foods, for starters. That may be one of the best reasons, but there are many more. Farmers markets have fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season. This means produce is at its freshest and tastes the best and is typically grown near where you live, not thousands of miles away or another country. Fort Myers boasts two farmers markets that are open year-round. Support area farmers and practice good eating habits at these locations: Thursday: The River District Farmers Market, under the US 41 Caloosahatchee bridge. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruits, vegetables, local honey, bread, seafood, BBQ, flowers and plants. It is open year-round. Call 321-7100 or go to www.cityftmyers.com. Saturday: GreenMarket at Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids. It is open yearround. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. On Sunday, the Fort Myers Beach VFW Post 10097 pays tribute to the countrys World War II heroes at its 4th annual Keep The Spirit Of Alive! celebration On Saturday at 10 a.m., the Edison & Ford Winter Estates presents Garden Talk Water Gardening. The cost is free for members or $5 for non-members Talk On Water GardeningEdison Ford horticulturists will lead a program on Saturday, August 9 at 10 a.m. about which plants thrive during summers rainy season or in water-filled gardens. Thomas and Mina Edison enjoyed their pond in Fort Myers not only as a way to collect water, but also used it as an area to encourage plant and wildlife. There are spectacular plants to grow in and around the water. It could be papyrus for your pond, littoral perennials for your retention areas, or even a water lily in a ceramic pot by a front door. Get some ideas on growing beautiful one-of-a-kind wildflowers, perennials or trees that thrive in Southwest Floridas wet areas. There is no charge for members; non-members are $5. Each participant will receive a certificate for a 20 percent discount in the Garden Shoppe. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 2350 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Call 334-7419 or visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org for more information. Water lilies thrive in Southwest Florida From page 7New Housingcommunity rooms, a laundry room and a picnic/patio area. The Jean Devereaux Apartments are located on Atlantic. Avenue, between Monterey Street and Capitol Street in North Fort Myers. Construction of the apartment complex was completed by Westco Builders of Florida, Inc. The complex was designed by Associates in Architecture. Individuals interested in living in one of Goodwills 15 housing communities must meet medical and income requirements, and must pass a background check to be considered for residency. For more application guidelines, call Jean LaValley at 995-6100.


9 THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son, Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road Units #111 and 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites best-selling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for 10 years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with french doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606.continued on page 20 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 Sesame-crusted triple tail atop a bed of rice from Doc Fords on Fort Myers Beach 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3 95 7 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4 72 0 60 6 w ww S an ib el Is la nd Co w co m 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 8, 201410


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. Zion Lutheran Church Welcomes PastorZion Lutheran Church, located in South Fort Myers, welcomes Reverend Doctor Curtis L. Deterding as Senior Pastor to their church and community. Pastors from Lutheran churches throughout the district, including Senior Pastor John Zehnder of Saint Michaels Lutheran Church, will take part in services and an installation ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church on Sunday, August 17 at 3 p.m. The community is invited to attend. I am very much looking forward to this next chapter in my life, as the Lord leads me to work together with the redeemed people of God at Zion Lutheran Church, serving and glorifying Him in all we say and do, said Pastor Deterding. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, where he spent most of his life and his father served as a Pastor, Deterding met his wife and best friend of 32 years, Jo Ann, while enrolled at Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He later completed his doctor of ministry degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He and his wife have five children. Faith, who is their youngest, will be a sophomore at Cypress Lake High School in the fall. There were many strong candidates considered for Senior Pastor at Zion Church, and our congregation was unanimous in its selection and issuance of the Call to Reverend Doctor Curtis L. Deterding, said Gerry Poppe of Zion Lutheran Church. His grounded faith, extensive education, hands-on experience, and warm and outgoing communication skills all make him the ideal candidate to lead our church. Pastor Detering and his wife previously lived in Florida, where they both served as Lutheran school teachers at Holy Cross Lutheran School in North Miami. A few years later, he enrolled at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and then went on to serve at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Ohio; assistant pastor of youth and family ministry at Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont, North Carolina; coordinator of a special church careers program called Project Samuel at Lutheran Church Missouri Synod on the campus of Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota; Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church and School; and Administrative Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Over the years, Pastor Deterding has served the community in many ways. He is a speaker, writer and co-author of a book called Considering A Church Career. He was a soccer coach and referee and served on numerous boards and advisory rolls. Zion Lutheran Church is located on 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 481-4040, email info@zionfm.org or visit www.ZionFM. org. Reverend Doctor Curtis L. Deterding with his wife, Jo Ann, and daughter, Faith Above Board Chamber To Meet August 14Above Board Chamber of Florida presents the Best of the Best topics and panelists from the past year, featuring Lee Countys favorite professionals presented in a roundtable format, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 14 at The Landings, 4540 South Landings Drive in Fort Myers. Each August, the Above Board Chamber of Florida invites members and guests back to learn more from their favorite panelists and topics. Attendees are encouraged to roll up their sleeves, ask the tough questions and join in on roundtable discussions about subjects relevant to todays practices. The chambers goal is to ensure its members have the educational opportunities and tools to operate the best businesses in Southwest Florida. Roundtable topics and leaders for both the Fort Myers and Naples meetings: Value Of Your Business: Susan Moyer, Cadeau & Company Mergers & Acquisitions The Art Of Negotiations: Attorney Keith Grossman, Grossman Law & Conflict Management Social Media: Ingrid Molina, Fuller Online Solutions Business Liability: Todd Allen, Lindsay Ellis, LLC Tax Readiness: Leslea Ellis, Leslea Ellis, LLC Investing In Southwest Florida: Leonardo Garcia, Hispanic American Business Alliance Funding Business For Growth: Barbara Melvin, Wells Fargo The Fort Myers lunch is being sponsored by Rebecca Ross, vice president, Private Wealth Management, Rober W. Baird & Co. Inc. Registration on or before August 8 will be $22 for members and $28 for friends. After August 8, registration will be $28 for members and $32 for friends. Nonprofits can put up a free table and members can put a table for $25. Attendees must RSVP. To register, visit www.aboveboardchamber.com. 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THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 201412 Lets Go Catch A Sea Monsterby Capt. Matt MitchellThe same summer time story of dodging fast moving morning showers continued this week. Most days we stayed dry but some days we did not. With no lightning in most of the storms, the rain was refreshing some days and a nice break from the heat. By later in the week, luckily things got a little more predictable weather wise. While fishing a morning low water tide pattern, options included most species but just not any consistent redfish action Catch and release snook fishing continued to be strong in all the local passes again this week. Both the end of the outgoing tide and the first part of the incoming was a good time to be in the passes. If one pass was not going on, we would move on and try the next one. These snook have been moving around in the passes alot. Some days, they want a bait from a drifting boat out from the shoreline, then other days, it was better to anchor up and fish tight against the structure. Once you located them, it was a matter of finding what size bait they were dialed in on. During the fastest moving tide, there was a small window where the bigger fish would turn on. At this time, there was not a bait in the livewell too big to get hit. Snook fishing with Bob McGuire from Fort Myers one morning this week, we got on a crazy snook bite with big snook winning most of the battles. Fishing a dock in the pass with a ripping incoming tide, there was one eddy right behind a piling that was just wide open. Basically, if you landed the cast just perfect, it was going to instantly get hit. Even expecting the bite trying to pull a hard charging snook out from the structure was just about impossible. Although we only landed a few, it made for a fun-filled morning and a reminder of why snook are such an impressive gamefish. Quality mangrove snapper for anglers looking to take home fillets were a fast and easy bite all week on the incoming tide. Use live shrimp and small shiners rigged on a small sharp hook with just enough weight to get it to the bottom. The fish camps in the northern sound were a good place to get on these fish. Take enough bait to chum these snapper up a little, as once they start to feed, they swarm like piranhas. The five fish per person daily limit has been quick and easy, with a few up to 16 inches. For clients looking for a real battle, the shark bite in the bay was the best its been all summer, with some real sea monsters. Rocky channel is one of my favorite places to hook into a drag screamer, with most of these big sharks requiring me to pitch the anchor buoy and go chase them down before they dumped all the line off a big spinning reel. The amount of life that moves through this natural deep channel is crazy, with rolling tarpon, sea turtles, manatees and dolphins to watch while you wait for the next shark bite. Twice this week, we jumped a tarpon while fishing here with a metal leader shark rig. This is simple fishing with a big chunk of fresh mullet or ladyfish rigged on a circle hook with a short piece of steel leader. The variety of sharks caught this week included bulls, blacktips, spinners and nurse sharks. Average size of these sharks is right around five feet but you will hook much bigger. If youre getting one out of three to the boat when this bite is on, your doing good. This is a great summer time fishing option with the majority of my clients really enjoying doing battle with 100-pound plus sharks. 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. Mike Bradley from Kentucky with a redfish and a quality snook, both caught and released in the pass while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Cast carefully to avoid tangling tackle in mangroves ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1


13 THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Common Gallinuleby Patricia MolloyFormerly known as a common moorhen, the common gallinule (Gallinula galeata) is a timid, duck-like bird found in temperate climates throughout the world. Adults possess black and brown plumage accented by white feathers and brightly-colored beaks of orange and yellow. The common gallinule is found in and around freshwater ponds and brackish marshes that contain a lot of aquatic plants. The common gallinule is a particularly interesting bird to watch. Its ability to hop about gracefully on the surface of lily pads and other floating vegetation creates the illusion that it is walking on water. This remarkable behavior is thanks to its long, narrow toes and particularly light body mass. Despite not having webbed feet, the common gallinule is also a proficient swimmer that bobs its head continuously to the rhythm of its feet as it paddles across open bodies of water. While adult gallinules are best known for their fascinating behavior, baby gallinules have their own distinction: they are comically regarded as ugly ducklings. A newly hatched chick possesses a yellow-tipped bill and orange face guard looks much like an Italian masquerade mask. Its perfectly round body appears out of proportion perched atop such long, spindly legs. The two underdeveloped wings, covered with spurs, protrude from its sides. Except for the spurs, the wings are nearly bald, much like the crown of its head. But in the case of the common gallinule, function trumps fashion. The wing spurs, for example, allow the chick to grab emergent vegetation or firmly grasp the sides of the nest when it climbs back in. Much like the homely bird in the Hans Christian Andersen story, every ugly baby gallinule grows up to be a beautifully graceful bird. CROW is currently raising two young common gallinules that were found abandoned or orphaned. Fortunately, both birds were uninjured and appeared to be bright and alert. Being only a few days old, Dr. Heather placed them in a warm incubator in the clinics baby bird room. Over the next few weeks, the tiny common gallinules patients #2124 and #2125 were tong-fed every one to two hours, a monumental task for the staff, students and volunteers at CROW. As the patients grew, they were moved to a larger, metal enclosure that was lined with aquatic plants in an effort to create a more natural environment. As soon as they are old enough, they will be released close to a freshwater pond. As any parent can tell you, it takes a lot of work to raise a baby, said Dr. Heather. But the end result is worth the effort. 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. Patient #2125, a juvenile common gallinule. The bottom of its enclosure has been covered with aquatic plants to make for a more natural environment Fishermans Paradise: Fishing With Two Tennessee Plowboysby 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 3 Part 1 One January, a friend from my hometown in Tennessee asked me if Id take his wifes father and uncle, who were visiting from Tennessee, out fishing with me. Despite the cold northwest wind and threatening rain, I rented old #10 boat from Clyde Williams, then operating the Punta Rassa fish camp, put my 15 horsepower Buccaneer on the rear transom, and got everything in apple-pie order for a trip in quest of big sheepshead, the surest fish I figured two novices would be able to catch. The boat was a 14-footer, but it had a flat plywood bottom which sometimes heaved with the rise and fall of the current. Because it was so windy and rough, I headed up the Caloosahatchee to Shell Creek, both Joe and Ec nervously gripping the sides of the lurching boat, watching the bottom heave with grave suspicion. I reassured them and we arrived at our destination safe and sound. We fished every pothole and mangrove bank in Shell Creek and even went up and fished both sides of Big Shell Island, all without success, except for some unwanted sea cats and gaff-topsail catfish. By that time, the wind had subsided a bit, so I set out for the Sanibel ferry slip, about three miles across from Punta Rassa. The weather was so threatening, no one else had ventured out, so we were able to tie up to the left lane of pilings my favorite spot. Not being used to fishing around pilings with sharp barnacles on their sides, Joe and Ec promptly lost several lines and I was kept busy rigging new ones for them. We were using medium-size boat rods with wide-carriage Shakespeare Service reels, 26-pound test lines, swivels on the ends of the lines, with a foot and a half of 27-poundtest steel leader. Rather than go to the trouble of rigging a double set of swivels with wire between for the barrel lead, I simply poked the wire through the egg sinker twice, about midway of the leader, and attached a 3/0 hook to the end of the wire. We were using live bait for shrimp. To be continued next week A sheepshead 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 continued on page 22 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 201414 Plant SmartAmerican Century Plantby Gerri ReavesThe American century plant (Agave americana) is a slow-growing succulent native to North America but not to Florida. It is monocarpic, meaning that it flowers and fruits only once and then dies. A decade or longer can pass before the flowering occurs although not a century, so the common name is a misnomer. When it does finally bloom, it makes quite a statement, with a flower stalk of more than 20 feet topped with a panicle of white or yellow flowers. Because of its ornamental qualities, this agave is frequently used as a specimen plant or in rock or succulent gardens. The Marginata cultivar pictured here has twisting leaves that arise in a spiral from a tight basal rosette. The leaves can be as several feet long and nearly a foot wide. Blueto gray-green, stiff and sword-shaped, they fold upon themselves. That characteristic, along with the leaves yellow stripes, give them a ribbon-like appearance. Sharp spines line the margins, and the tips have curved spines that can be an inch or longer. This plant is very tolerant of drought, heat, and salty conditions. Give it welldrained sandy soil, and ideally, full sun. It makes an excellent security plant or living fence, but should not be placed where it will endanger children or pets. Propagate it with the pups. The plant has many medicinal uses, and the stalk and heart can be roasted and eaten. Another agave species, of which there are hundreds, is used to make tequila. For a similar species that is a Florida native, check out Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia), a relative of the American century plant. It too has spines and is very low-maintenance, but produces beautiful flowers each season. Sources: Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan, edis.ifas.ufl.edu, and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. American century plant is tolerant of drought, heat and salt Sharp spines make this agave a good security plant or living fence photos by Gerri Reaves New Decals Help Endangered Manatees/TurtlesDecals are now available that help with the research, rescue, rehabilitation and management of Floridas endangered manatees and sea turtles. People can receive a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manatee or sea turtle decal, and show their support for saving these iconic Florida species, with a donation of $5. Rescues of manatees and sea turtles that are injured, ill or otherwise in distress are one of the many FWC conservation activities supported by decal donations. The new editions of the decals are originally designed works of art, and available now at local tax collectors offices across the state and at MyFWC.com. People who voluntarily donate $5 for a manatee or sea turtle decal increase the chances that these species will remain in Florida for many years, said Carol Knox, the FWCs imperiled species section leader. You can be a hero and show support for manatees and sea turtles by placing decals on your car, boat or truck, and on things your kids use a lot like their computers, backpacks or bikes. This years edition of the manatee decal provides information on the back side of the decal about how and where to report injured or distressed manatees. Besides calling the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline, 888-404-3922 (FWCC), people can dial #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone or text Tip@MyFWC.com and report the location of the animal, its signs of injury or distress, the nearest boat ramp and contact information. Often an ordinary citizen reporting an injured or ill manatee or sea turtle leads to the FWC being able to rescue the animal. The new sea turtle decal features a leatherback sea turtle hatchling and the jellyfish it likes to eat. Leatherbacks, which average six feet in length and 5001,500 pounds, dive deeper, travel farther and tolerate colder waters more than other sea turtles. The decal serves as a reminder of important tips on how people can help sea turtles survive, which are on the decal backing: Keep nesting beaches dark and free of unnecessary artificial light by turning off lights or keeping them low or shielded. Remove chairs, boats, canopies and other objects from beaches at night, because they can become obstacles for nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings. Fill in deep holes on the beach each day, as these can trap nesting females and hatchlings. Anchor boats in appropriate locations, avoiding reef and seagrass habitat. Properly discard fishing line that can entangle sea turtles and other wildlife. Floridians can donate the $5 to receive a decal when registering a vehicle or vessel, or when renewing a registration through the mail, online or in person at county tax collectors offices across the state. Visitors or individuals from out of state interested in the manatee decal and sea turtle decal can order them online by going to MyFWC.com/ Manatee or MyFWC.com/SeaTurtle and clicking on Decals. Purchasing the Save the Manatee and Helping Sea Turtles Survive Florida license plates at BuyaPlate.com also helps protect these species. Pet Of The Month ContestYou can enter your furry friend to be Animal Refuge Centers online pet spokesperson. Winners of the monthly contest will have their pet featured as ARCs Facebook and Twitter cover photo as well as for use in online marketing efforts to promote adopting/ rescuing homeless animals. To Enter: Submit a clear, high quality image of your pet as well as a funny or sentimental quote from your pets point of view on his/her everyday life, humans or around the house observations. Include your pets name, age and method of rescue (ie: found as a stray, side of the road rescue, shelter adoption, etc.) and a short description of how you and your pet came to find each other. Submit to: vcarc@animalrefugecenter.net by Friday, August 8. To Win: Photos will be formatted, then placed into a Facebook photo album. Encourage your friends and family to like ARCs page and then your photo in the album. At the end of the month, the photo with the most likes wins, and will represent ARC for all of September. Rules: Participants may enter multiple pets. Monthly winning pet may not be submitted for voting for three consecutive months after their feature. Photos must be clear and high quality, taken by owner with no copyrights attached. Quotes must not contain profanity or vulgar content; must be appropriate to be posted and shared as public content. Photos entered may be used by ARC in the future as Facebook ads or other promotions. Photos shared by participants must be liked from the ARC album.


15 THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 2014 From page 1Alliance Calling For ArtistsParticipant applications are due by August 11 to ensure inclusion in event marketing materials. The fee is $45 for Alliance members or $65 for non-members and includes a booth, six-foot table and two chairs. Performance groups are not required to pay the registration fee if they are Alliance members unless they require booth space. Visit www.artinlee.org for more information or to register online. Fall for the Arts 2014 is sponsored in part by The News Press Media Group. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Scarecrow Face painting Fall For The Arts 2013 mask-making station From page 1New Member Exhibitand prescription costs. 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 campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Sample of Joel Loepers artwork From page 1Unique Acquisitiontwo floors of the building, which will open to the public in September, marking the centers sixth season. Highlights of Phase III, supported by a Cultural Facilities grant from the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, include: restoration of the ceilings in the Barfield-Bremner (East) and the Sheppard & Woolslair (West) lobbies, a three-story exterior emergency egress stair tower, a catering kitchen, an artists greenroom and dressing rooms on the mezzanine floor. On the second floor, a new gallery, classrooms, audio/video recording studio, and administrative offices. Inside, on the ground level, automatic entry doors to the Sheppard & Woolslair Lobby handicap ramp, and an auxiliary ticket booth and a new ADA-compliant restroom are featured in the BarfieldBremner Lobby. On the upper floor, a new multipurpose space for exhibits, visual and performing arts education, recitals, plays, and other group events will be included in the programming season. Theatrical and gallery lighting, along with new quartz flooring, work to complement the original marble and terrazzo. Two new classroom spaces, one created for a music and film production studio, and the other for visual arts education, along with new offices and two historic bathrooms, will also be on the upper floor. Positioning Cape BaconFest Trolley Run To Debut August 23The South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Association is proud to present the South Cape BaconFest Trolley Run on Saturday, August 23 from 6 to 11 p.m. Participating locations will offer a bacon-themed drink or food sample to participants as they travel on a fleet of trolleys around the South Cape. Food samples range from appetizers to entrees to desserts. In addition to the drinks and food samples, many of the stops will have live music and/or other specials for participants to enjoy. Check-in will begin at 5 p.m. at Big John Plaza and Club Square. Participants may park in the public lots and ride the trolleys to the other locations. All participants will need to check-in by 7 p.m. to obtain event wristband and passport. Participating locations are: Backstreets Sports Bar, 915 SE 47th Terrace Chicago Pizza, 1341 SE 47th Terrace Ciao, 823 SE 47th Terrace Cruisers Lounge, 1517 SE 47th Terrace Dixie Roadhouse, 1023 SE 47th Terrace Monkey Bar & Steakhouse, 1428 Lafayette Street Rackem Billiards, 1011 SE 47th Terrace Ralphs Place of Cape Coral, 1305 Cape Coral Parkway Rockade, 1023 SE 47th Terrace Send It Sweetly, 1309 SE 47th Terrace The Dek, 4704 SE 15th Avenue The Island Seafood Restaurant, 1339 Cape Coral Pkwy East Tiki Hut @ Dolphin Key Resort, 1502 Miramar Street Attendees of this event must be at least 21 years old.


THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 201416 Pine Manor Children Display ArtworkThe kids from the Childrens Advocacy Center (CAC) Pine Manor Summer Program embarked on a creative journey, learning about the artist Georgia OKeeffe and subsequently producing their own paintings inspired by her work. In a wonderful collaboration with Books A Million at the Forum in Fort Myers, the youngsters were able to display their artwork in the store for a month. Last week, the kids visited the store and posed with their paintings; some were shy, some not, but all of them were extremely proud to see their work so prominently displayed. Building self-esteem is accomplished through creating art projects and then sharing them with others in a safe and supportive environment. CAC thanks Books A Million at the Forum for providing this opportunity to the Pine Manor children. The Childrens Advocacy Center Pine Manor After School/Summer Progam is a prevention program providing curriculum-based activities for children ages 5 to12 who reside in Pine Manor. The goals of the program are to keep the children in a safe environment after school and all day during summer break, and to help them excel in school by working on their literacy and social skills. For more information, call 939-2808 or visit www.cac-swfl.org. The kids took part in the Childrens Advocacy Center Pine Manor Summer Program Pine Manor Summer Program children pose with their paintings Theatre Conspiracy Season Schedule Theatre Conspiracys upcoming season at the Alliance for the Arts offers something for everyone; a theater classic, a Florida premiere and a world premiere from the annual New Play Contest. Once again, I am pleased to offer our patrons and the visitors to Fort Myers a wide range of shows, said Producing Artistic Director Bill Taylor. I am so excited to see these shows in production. I know our audiences will be pleased. The season kicks off with the comedy The Morning After The Night Before The Wedding by Peter Quilter. There are three one-act comedies that examine the chaotic world of love, sex, relationships and why the grass is never greener. September 13 is the annual New Play Contest fundraiser performance. Tickets for the one-night event are $50. Cost includes food, wine, dessert and readings from the top three entries in the contest. You will have a say in which of these three new shows gets a full production in 2015. October brings the classic Harold Pinter masterpiece Betrayal, winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1978. Pinters semi-autobiographical play describes the complex web of lies and deceit that are spun over a sevenyear extra-marital affair. Pinters usage of reverse chronology was particularly innovative at the time. Emma is caught in a love triangle between her husband Robert and her lover Jerry, who is also her husbands best friend. But who is betraying who? Often regarded as the most accessible of Pinters plays, it is as much an examination of the mens friendship as the deterioration of the romantic relationships. Swell Party by Topher Payne comes to the stage in November/December. This witty drama is set in 1932 at the estate home of the RJ Reynolds family and is based on a mysterious event which took place that summer. Smitty, the 20-year-old orphaned heir to the family fortune, returns to his Southern home with a controversial new wife, a trunkload of gin and his new wifes acting coach, who is quite possibly insane. A party is thrown, someone turns up dead, and the plot thickens. For Southerners, the truth isnt nearly as important as a good story. Next up is The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Purple People Eater, you will be tickled by this romp through old time religion. This is an affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to final judgment as Theatre Conspiracy tackles the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And why isnt the word phonetic spelled the way it sounds? February brings a show that was the winner of the New York Drama Critics Best Play Award and nominated for a 2011 Tony Award for Best Play. Good People is a funny, tough and tender story about the insurmountable class divide. When Margie Walsh loses her job at a South Boston dollar store, she reaches out to her old flame Mike, a neighborhood boy who escaped and became a successful doctor. Margies attempt to hit Mike up for a job takes on a surprising twist when she realizes the power a secret from Mikes past holds. From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People looks at the extraordinary consequences of choosing to hold on to the past or leave it behind. In March is Arcadia, widely regarded as the masterpiece of one of the most talented contemporary playwrights, Tom Stoppard. It is the perfect marriage of ideas, wit, language, passion and comedy. The scenes shift back and forth between the 19th century and the present. A story unfolds that addresses art, science, history, love, truth and how they intersect. A varied cast of characters takes you on an journey to explore a possible scandal involving the rakish poet, Lord Byron. Jane The Plain by August Schulenberg, a co-production with Florida SouthWestern State College, will be performed for two weekends in April. This show was a finalist in last years New Play Contest. Football, popularity and the clash of the Gods: its all going down at Plainview High Schools homecoming game in this comic fairy tale. Janes status at school takes a sudden rise after she is given the gift of beauty. Everyone starts falling for her, even the football teams starting quarter back. What if the wrong choice in high school really could end the world? Finishing out the year will be the winner of the 16th annual New Play Contest. The winner will be announced in September. This year, over 600 entries were received from all over the United States, Canada, Australia and England. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with one Sunday matinee for each show at 2 p.m. Season tickets are on sale now (prices exclude the New Play Contest in September). Seven shows are $120 ($15 per ticket); six shows are $112 ($16 per ticket), five shows are $102 ($17 per ticket); four shows are $90 ($18 per ticket); three shows are $80 ($20 per ticket). Individual tickets are $22 or $11 for students with ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.theatreconspiracy.org or call the box office at 936-3239. Theatre Conspiracy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Florida corporation. Funding is derived from ticket sales, advertising sales and donations.


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THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 201418 School Supplies Needed For Local StudentsEvery year, parents run out and buy school supplies for their children. The Ray Hair and Charlie Dodson State Farm office is helping local children and parents who are not able to purchase school supplies. They are asking their customers and the community to join forces in helping collect school supplies for students and teachers in Lee County. All donated schools supplies will be given to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. For more information about the agency, go to www.leeschoolfoundation.org. The following items are needed: Backpacks Notebooks, folders, binders, pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers Erasers, rulers, protractors, scissors, crayons USB drives, calculators, board eraser solutions, glue sticks Paper clips, chart paper, index cards, printing paper, lined paper To make a donation, drop off school supplies at the Ray Hair and Charlie Dodson State Farm office, located at 9541 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, call 995-0202 or go to www.rayhair.net. State Farm agents Ray Hair and Charlie Dodson have joined forces to collect schools supplies for local children and parents who are unable to purchase them High School Students Excel On TestsThe State of Florida recently released the state average of the FCAT and End of Course (EOC) scores, and students at Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School Lee (FSWC) exceeded state averages by as much as 37 percent across multiple subjects. All students in the state of Florida participate in the FCAT and specialized EOC exams based on subjects, and at the start of the summer, schools are able to see where their students are in regards to the testing data. Our faculty and staff provide unique learning experiences to our students so they not only excel in testing, but in all areas of life and learning, said Brian Botts, principal of FSWC Lee. We operate with an open enrollment policy and are very proud of our students progress and hard work. For staff and students alike, we are equally happy to see that the non-test focused learning environment we provide is successful. Percent of students who passed: Subject FSWC Florida Statewide Average Algebra I EOC 87% 57% Biology EOC 95% 66% U.S. History EOC 88% 65% Geometry EOC 94% 63% Florida Writes FCAT 86% 56% 9th Grade Reading FCAT 90% 53% 10th Grade Reading FCAT 85% 55% FSWC Lee is a dynamic learning environment that is dedicated to creating and sustaining the independent learning process with a focus on helping students construct knowledge through projects, hands-on activities, and academic debate/discussion. An integral part of the schools mission is to connect qualified and motivated students to maximizing their college dual enrollment options. For more information about Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School Lee County, visit http://www.fsw.edu/wp/ lchs/. The school has a maximum of 400 students in grades 9 through 12, with each grade class hosting 100 students. FSW will debut its intercollegiate athletics program in the fall 2015. Visit www. FSW.edu for more information. Taste Of The Town Deadline Is September 5There is still time for restaurants to sign up to be in the Junior League of Fort Myers (JLFM) 32nd annual Taste of the Town, which will be held on Sunday, November 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will once again be held at JetBlue Park, the Boston Red Soxs 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. The Junior Leagues Taste of the Town is Southwest Floridas original taste event and one of the largest outdoor food and entertainment festivals drawing nearly 10,000 people each year. The funds benefit the JLFM, whose volunteer mission provides thousands of dollars annually in volunteer services and donations to programs supporting women and children in the region. These programs include the Junior Leagues national program Kids in the Kitchen to help fight childhood obesity, the ongoing work with at-risk girls in the juvenile justice system, as well as work throughout the community in partnership with many organizations through the leagues Helping Hands program, which provides volunteer woman-power to organizations such as Big Brother Big Sisters, the Abuse Counseling & Treatment Shelter, Early Learning Coalition, and the Supporting Independent Young Adults organization. Last years event raised more than $114,000 for these organizations. Applications are still being accepted for local restaurants to showcase their fare in the 2014 Taste of the Town. Interested restaurants and vendors can contact the JLFM at 277-1197 or totrestaurants@jlfm.org. Space is limited to 50 restaurants and the deadline to participate is Friday, September 5. To date, 25 restaurants have signed up: Aurelios Pizza, Ben & Jerrys, Cabanas Beach Bar, Cheeseburger In Paradise, Cru, El Gaucho Inca, Famous Daves BBQ, Grace & Shellys Cupcakes, Hooters, Iguana Mia, Kona Ice, Millers Ale House, Norman Love Artisan Gelato, Origami, Papa Murphys Pizza, Parrot Key, Reubens Smokehouse & Catering, Ruths Chris Steakhouse, Stevie Tomatos Sports Page, Teds Montana Grill, Texas Roadhouse, The Big Game, The Bubble Room, The Lazy Flamingo and The Melting Pot. We are so excited to have an event like this to share with our community, said Sasha Warren, 2014-2015 president of JLFM. Many of our participating restaurants return year after year, and to us, this speaks worlds about our vendors, as this event provides an opportunity for them to not only connect with Southwest Florida on a business level but also to support people in need by participating in this charity event each year. Prior to the annual Taste of the Town food festival, participating restaurants have the opportunity to present their dishes in the Best of Taste contest with local celebrities judging the following categories: Best Appetizer, Best Entre and Best Dessert. Judging will take place on Tuesday, October 21 at JetBlue Park. The dish with the most overall points is also given the Winners Circle award for best overall dish. Winners in each category will be listed at each restaurants booth, announced the day of the event, given a certificate to display in their restaurant and mentioned in a press release announcing the winners in each category. This event is so much more than a fundraiser; its a win-win for our community, Warren said. Taste of the Town promotes and supports local businesses and the musical arts, creates resources for community service and brings our community together. CenturyLink has signed on as a $2,500 Hospitality Sponsor. Other sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, call 277-1197 or email tasteofthetown@jlfm.org. For ongoing updates on Taste of the Town, visit www.jlfmtaste.com. Frantz, Murphy Earn DegreesApproximately 5,000 students received degrees from the University of Iowa at the close of the 2014 spring semester. They included Daniel Frantz of Fort Myers, who earned a masters of arts in music, and Ryan Murphy of Fort Myers, who earned a bachelors of arts in sport studies; journalism and mass communication. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


19 THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 2014 Will Bostons Bold Trades Last Week Return The Red Sox To Prominence?by Ed FrankWhen the 4 p.m. deadline arrived last Thursday, it ended the busiest day of player trades in the history of baseball. The question remaining for the ardent fans of the Boston Red Sox is whether Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington threw in the towel on his last-place team by dumping his best two pitchers or if he outsmarted his fellow GMs by trading for the future? The roller coaster history of his teams the last three seasons has been last-to-first and first-to-last. The 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox began the week in the basement of the American League Eastern Division, 13-1/2 games out of first a dismal record no one expected at the seasons start. The magic of last season when Cherington brought in seven unheralded players to capture the teams third World Series title in the last 10 years is long forgotten. With a 49-62 season record through Sunday, its a lost season, so the shrewd Cherington took some bold strokes last week to begin rebuilding for 2015. You might ask how trading your two best pitchers Jon Lester to the Oakland As and John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals is building for the future? Furthermore, you might also ask how trading veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes as part of the As deal and dispatching infielder Stephen Drew to the arch-rival New York Yankees is building for the future? Just look what he got out of these moves: From Oakland, he obtained power-hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to bolster a weak hitting Red Sox outfield. Cespedes 17 home runs are more than the entire Boston outfielders combined. For Lackey, he got outfielder/first-baseman Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelley. And in a three-team deal involving the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles, Boston sent reliever Andrew Miller to the Orioles, Drew to the Yankees for infielder Kelly Johnson. We wanted to really give ourselves a head start on building again and becoming as good as we can as quickly as possible, Cherington said. His farm system, one of the best in baseball, is expected to produce along with the hopeful maturity of Xander Bogerts, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Mookie Betts. Bogerts and Bradley have been disappointments this year. The lack of offense is a major reason for the Red Sox failure. In 2013, they were the only team to exceed 800 runs scored. This season they are on pace to score less than 600. With the departure of Lester and Lackey, starting pitching also is a big question mark for the Red Sox. It is possible that Lester, a free agent at the end of the current season, could return to Boston with a new contract? And Cherington said he will be active in the off-season in the starting pitching market. Obviously, the 2015 season will portray whether Cheringtons moves this past week will return the Red Sox to winning baseball. If it doesnt, at least he tried. And isnt that better than sitting on the sidelines with the underperforming team he had the first four months of the current season? Miracle Snap Six-Game Losing Streak The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team broke a six-game losing streak Monday with a 12-2 road victory over Lakeland. Despite the losing streak, longest of the season for the Miracle, the team was just two games out of first place in the Florida State League South Division through Monday of this week. Mondays victory was highlighted by Miracle outfielder Adam Brett Walkers 22nd home run, tops in the FSL. He also broke the team record set in 2006 by Brock Peterson. While Hammond Stadium is undergoing extensive remodeling, the Miracle will play their home games at nearby Jetblue Park at Fenway South. The Miracle return home Tuesday to begin a six-game home stand, three against St. Lucie and three against Palm Beach. Ben Cherington Swings For The Sox Golf TournamentAs part of its continuing community outreach efforts, the Red Sox Foundation will hold its 3rd annual Swings For The Sox golf tournament on Friday, October 17. The tournament will take place at Tiburon Golf Club, located at the RitzCarlton Golf Resort at 2620 Tiburon Drive in Naples. A scramble format with prizes for the longest drive, putting, closest to the pin and more will begin at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this years tournament will support the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida and The Immokalee Foundation. Prior to the tournament, JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Red Soxs 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, will host a Party In The Park Tee-Off Party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16. The event will include dinner courtesy of Rib City on the Green Monster. The night will also include opportunities for participants to take batting practice swings from home plate for the chance to win spring training season tickets for 2015. Self-guided tours, a one-of-a-kind silent auction and raffle prizes will also take place during the event. Last years event raised more than $40,000 to support the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. We were very excited that the first two years of this local Red Sox Foundation golf tournament not only sold out but raised $60,000 for local nonprofits, said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations. This years presenting sponsor is The Hertz Corporation along with additional sponsors: Lee Memorial Health Systems Foundation, Marco Island Marriott, FAS Global International, Westin Resort Cape Coral, DLD Builders, LLC, Jerseys Sports Caf, First Watch Restaurants and Rib City. Tournament sponsorships are still available from $150 to $10,000. Individual playing positions are also available for $250 per person. Foursome player packages begin at $800, and nonplayer Party In The Park passes, which include entry into the park, dinner and batting practice swings, are $50 per person and $25 for children younger than 12. All golfers will receive a gift bag, lunch at Tiburon following golf on Friday, entry into the Party In The Park with dinner provided by Rib City on Thursday and the opportunity to take batting practice on the playing field at JetBlue Park. Golf participants will also have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items and win unique raffle prizes. Raffle items that can be used to aid in raising more money for the foundation and additional funds for those in need throughout Southwest Florida are also being accepted. For more information, call 226-4783 or e-mail redsoxgolf@redsox.com. ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 UNDER CONTRACT and SOLD PENDING


THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 201420 How To Search Public RecordsJoin Linda Doggett as she guides you through the information available on the Lee County Clerk of Court website. Public records are useful to businesses and organizations and can help you make better informed decisions in your personal day-to-day life. The Value of Searching Public Records and Online Services seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 20 at the Bonita Springs Library, 26876 Pine Avenue in Bonita Springs and on Wednesday, September 10 at the Cape Coral Public Library, 921 SW 39th Terrace in Cape Coral. Seminars are scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to: Review the Civil and Criminal public records of prospective tenants or employees, or when choosing a new doctor or selecting a local contractor; Learn how to obtain copies of deeds and mortgages; Review County Financial and Audit Reports; Find interactive forms for Evictions, Small Claims and Simple Divorce; Learn how to pay your traffic ticket online; Bid on Foreclosure properties or on Tax Deed Certificates; Request postponement or excusal of Jury Duty; Obtain Passport and Marriage License information; Locate links to other local and state agencies. Registration is not required. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. To learn more about this event, contact Rita Miller at RMiller@LeeClerk.org or call 533-2766. Lee County Clerk of Court Linda Doggett Brettholtz Elected To Symphonys Board Of TrusteesSteve Brettholtz, president and shareholder of Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Southwest Florida Symphony. The symphony and its family of affiliates are committed to sharing their passion for music with the entire Southwest Florida community through continuous improvement of the artistic quality, programmatic breadth and cultural relevance of our concert programs and presentations. Each year, the orchestra presents a series of five Masterworks concerts featuring music from the great symphonic repertoire celebrating the joy of music and inspiring audiences with a variety of quality concerts performed by professional musicians, accessible to all. Brettholtzs years of accounting experience include numerous assignments in nonprofit organizations, all phases of common interest realty association development and administration, and various business entities. He is a past chair of the Florida Institutde of CPAs Common Interest Realty Association Committee and current member of FICPAs Steering Committee/Resource Council for the Common Interest Realty Associations Section. He is also a member of American Resort Development Association and serves on its Federal Issues and Resort Management committees, and is past national trustee for the Community Associations Institute. Brettholtz has authored numerous articles regarding community association operations and was a contributing author to the Guide to Homeowners Associations and Other Common Interest Realty Associations, published by Practitioners Publishing Company. He is a frequent lecturer for both local and national organizations and is recognized as an accredited provider of continuing education courses for the State of Florida Licensed Community Association Managers. He is a member of the Florida, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New York and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, is an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is certified in financial forensics. For more information, visit www. mbcopa.com or call 939-5775. Steve Brettholtz Adams Receives Florida Trend Legal Elite HonorBecker & Poliakoff announced that attorney Joseph E. Adams, was named to Florida Trends 11th annual Legal Elite list. The list recognizes the top tier of attorneys practicing in the state as chosen by their peers. Adams, a shareholder in the firms Community Association Law Practice group, was honored as a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame. Attorneys awarded the Hall of Fame distinction have been recognized in the Legal Elite every year for at least the past decade. Adams has practiced law in Southwest Florida since 1987 and is the managing shareholder of the firms Naples and Fort Myers offices. He concentrates his practice on representing condominium, cooperative and homeowners associations, as well as country clubs, mobile home communities and amenities associations such as marinas and golf courses. He is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers. Membership in the College is reserved for attorneys throughout the United States who have focused their practice in the law of community associations for at least 10 years, and have demonstrated leadership in the field through scholarly writings, legislative activities and other contributions to the industry. Adams writings involving community association law and operations include numerous newsletter and magazine articles, three published Law Review articles, and a chapter in the Florida Bar handbook for attorneys. The Florida Legal Elite nomination process is open to all current members of the Florida Bar. Active attorneys were asked to name the attorneys that they hold in highest regard as professionals lawyers with whom they have personally worked and would recommend to others. Florida Trend magazine recognizes attorneys across 24 different practice areas ranging from Appellate Practice to Real Estate. Attorneys selected for inclusion in the Legal Elite list represent fewer than two percent of Florida Bar members actively practicing in Florida. Joseph E. Adams From page 9Fort Myers FareNervous 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. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat for free for patrons. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina. Call 463-8077. Formerly known as the Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Lounge, Sunshine Grille serves all of your favorite dishes for lunch and dinner. In addition to its previous menu, the restaurant is also serving gourmet flat breads prepared in a wood fire stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with our famous wood-fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. Backpacks Collected By State FarmState Farm agents throughout Florida are supporting local students and teachers by holding back-to-school supply drives. Agents are collecting school supplies at their local State Farm offices from now through August 20 to help families and children in our Florida communities. All donated supplies will be given to local community non-profit organizations for distribution to students in need. The following items are needed: Backpacks Notebooks, folders, binders, pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers Erasers, rulers, protractors, scissors, crayons USB drives, calculators, board eraser solutions, glue sticks Paper clips, chart paper, index cards, printing paper, lined paper To make a donation, drop off school supplies at the following participating continued on page 21 SUNSHINE GRILLE NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY


21 THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My first child is going to kindergarten in a couple of weeks, and I am unsure of just about everything with the school. School was never a great place for me and I want his experience to be much better than mine. The good news is he is very excited, but I am a bit nervous. What should I know? Tara S., Foet Myers Tara, There are so many feelings to sort through when your first child goes to school. Its an exciting but often a bittersweet experience because you know that your child is growing up. Processing these feelings is very important and you will find lots of articles in magazines, online or in newspapers that address this topic. Right now, I will provide you with some very basic practicalities that will be helpful and get you started as a responsible school parent. So here are some things to expect when your child goes to kindergarten. School Papers You will get a list of important school staff and procedures, including a calendar of school holidays, early dismissals and parent-teacher conference dates. Always read any notices the school sends home carefully so that you are aware of any upcoming events or changes to information you already have. Be sure to provide the school with your contact information and let the school know of any changes during the year. You should also identify at least two other people that the school can call if you cannot be reached during an emergency or if your child becomes sick at school. Make a plan for times when your child has to come home earlier than expected. Your childs class may have a phone tree or other plan for unexpected early school closings. If your child is to go to another location, be sure to discuss the plan with your child, the teacher, bus driver or carpool driver, and the person who will be responsible for your child until you can get home. Never leave your child alone. Remember that emergencies can occur, and you want to have a good plan in place so that your child is safe. Personal Property In School A list of needed school supplies is usually given to parents before school begins; these lists can often be found at local stores. Be sure to clearly mark your childs name on all personal items that are brought to school. Do not let your child bring unnecessary personal items to school. Return any unfamiliar items that are brought home as soon as possible. Medicine Medicines, including over-the-counter pain relievers, cannot be given at school without written parent permission. Medicines have to be in prescription bottles with doctors directions clearly visible. Your school will probably have a specific permission form, and designated school staff must control all medications. Your child cannot keep any medicines in his or her own possession at school. Parents should inform the school office if their child is sick with a contagious disease. Some common infectious diseases are: measles, mumps, whooping cough, chicken pox, hepatitis, strep throat, scarlet fever, mononucleosis, influenza, pink eye, ringworm and head lice. Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent-teacher conferences are usually scheduled twice a year, near the times that report cards are issued. You will usually receive a notice to let you know of the dates and times available for meeting with your childs teacher. You can also contact your childs teacher at any time during the school year. Teachers are usually working with children throughout the school day, so they may let you know how it is easiest to contact them at back-to-school night or in written notes home. Your school will also probably have some rules to make sure that children can learn without interruptions, so be sure to check with the office before trying to visit the classroom. Adapted from the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists public service announcements and Cynthia W. Young, Ed.S., NCSP 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. From page 20BackpacksState Farm agents office: Ray Hair, Charlie Dodson, 9541 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers In other school news, State Farm agents are also encouraging all Florida high schools to register for Celebrate My Drive. By participating, high schools will help promote teen auto safety, and be eligible for a chance to win valuable grants for their schools. A total of 100 grants will be awarded (10 schools will receive $100,000 and 90 schools will receive $25,000 each). In addition to the $100,000 grants, the top two schools with the most safe driving commitment votes will also win a school concert by a top performing artist. School administrators and teachers can obtain free valuable teen auto safety tools and register their high schools now through October 7 at www.celebratemydrive.com. Kramp Named Director Of Development For FSW FoundationThe Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Foundation recently named Dr. Joseph Mark Kramp, Ph.D., as director of development. Joseph is a welcome addition to the FSW Foundation as it sets out to develop more support and major gift contributions from the Southwest Florida community. We want to sustain the sort of academic excellence students have come to expect at FSW, said Dr. Louis Traina, vice president of Institutional Advancement for FSW. Dr. Kramp is an integral member of the Foundations team of professionals committed to strategic fundraising initiatives. He earned his doctorate and masters degree in the psychology of religion from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and an additional masters degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. Prior to joining the FSW Foundation, Dr. Kramp has been an adjunct professor of religious studies and philosophy at universities across the region, including FSW. He has also been involved in fundraising initiatives at church-related ministries, institutions of public higher education, and hospitals. As director of development for FSWs Foundation and a firm believer in the importance of higher education, Dr. Kramp will focus on developing personal relationships with members of the community who are seeking to invest in FSW to improve opportunities for local students. Dr. Kramp has been a writer, editor and reviewer for dozens of articles, papers, and books in his field and maintains a private practice as a psychologist of religion. He was recognized in 2013 with the Adele Mellen Prize for a Significant Contribution to Scholarship from The Edwin Mellen Press, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards, recognitions and scholarships since 2002. Visit www.FSW.edu for more information. Professor Earns AwardFlorida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Professor Elizabeth Whitmer, RHIT, ADHI-F, has been recognized as the Educator of the Year by the Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA). Whitmer has been with the college for three years and teaches health information technology. She was honored during the award ceremony at the FHIMA annual convention in Orlando on July 15. We are thrilled that Professor Whitmer has received this honor, said Marie A. Collins, RDH, MS, EdD dean, school of health professions at FSW. Professor Whitmer offers excellent learning opportunities for her students and really has a passion for helping others advance in this field. She has a plethora of experience having worked in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. Elizabeth is known by her students and leaders in the Florida Health Information Management profession for her knowledge and enthusiasm, said Deborah Howard, MA, RHIA, CCS, Health Information Technology Program director at FSW. Whitmer is a registered health information technician and a recognized fellow of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity. She has been active in the health care field for the past 22 years. She is an avid member of the American Health Information Management Association and current board director for the Florida Health Information Management Association. She is an active member of the Southwest Florida Health Information Management Association. Dr. Joseph Kramp, Ph.D. photo courtesy FSW Elizabeth Whitmer


THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 201422 Financial FocusDont Let Your Retirement Plans Go Bustby Jennifer BaseyIf youre a baby boomer, youre at the point in life where, if you havent actually entered retirement, youre at least approaching the outskirts. But if youre like many of your fellow boomers, you may be experiencing more than a little trepidation over your financial prospects as a retiree. Thats why its so important for you to determine what steps to take to help improve your chances of enjoying a comfortable retirement. Just how worried are baby boomers about their future? Consider these numbers: Seventy-two percent of nonretired boomers think they will probably be forced to delay retirement, and 50 percent have little confidence that they will ever be able to retire, according to a recent AARP survey. Other surveys show a similarly bleak outlook among the baby boom generation. Fortunately, when it comes to building resources for retirement, you have options. Of course, if youre in one of the younger age cohorts of the baby boom generation, your possibilities are greater you may still have time to take measures such as boosting your 401(k) and IRA contributions, reducing your debts and positioning your portfolio to provide you with a reasonable amount of growth potential. But even if you are pretty close to retirement, or at least close to the point where you initially expected to retire, you can act to better your outcome. For one thing, you could re-evaluate your planned date of retirement. If you really dont mind your job and could extend your working life for even a couple of years, you could help yourself enormously in at least three ways: Youll add on to your retirement accounts. The longer you work, the more you can contribute to your IRA and your 401(k) or other employers-sponsored account. You may be able to delay taking Social Security. You can start taking Social Security as early as age 62, but your benefits will be permanently reduced unless you wait until your Full Retirement Age (FRA), which will likely be 66 or 67. Your payments can increase if you delay taking your benefits beyond your Full Retirement Age, up to age 70. You may be able to delay tapping into your retirement vehicles. The longer you wait until you begin withdrawals from your IRA and 401(k), the more time you are giving these accounts to potentially grow. (Once you turn 70 you will need to generally start taking withdrawals from a traditional IRA and a 401(k) or similar plan, but you dont face this requirement with a Roth 401(k) account.) As an alternative to delaying your retirement or possibly as an additional step you can take along with a delay you may be able to adjust your investment mix to provide you with the combination of growth and income that can help carry you through your retirement years. You can also be strategic about which investments you start taking withdrawals from, possibly allowing your portfolio to grow more than you had envisioned. Start thinking now about ways you can help yourself achieve the retirement lifestyle youve pictured. You may want to consult with a professional financial advisor who can suggest the strategies and techniques most appropriate for your situation. In any case, with some careful planning, you can be a boomer whose retirement plans dont go bust. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Back To School Bash Offered At The Shell FactoryAs the number one family entertainment destination in Southwest Florida, The Shell Factory continues to look for fun and educational attractions that the whole family can enjoy. Since its inception, the Fossil Museum has attracted both families exploring something new and fossil enthusiasts who search for and collect various fossils from around Southwest Florida. Exhibits like our free Fossil Museum have contributed to an increase in both revenue and attendance, said Rick Tupper, CFO and marketing director. Soon, the Fossil Museum will double in size, with new fossils from around the state and country. The Shell Factory will be conducting a Back To School Bash on August 8, 9 and 10 with lots of activities for kids to do, but the highlight will be the opening of the new Fossil Museum expansion. Members of the Lee County Fossil Club will be on hand to answer questions and promote club membership. Anyone who joins the Lee County Fossil Club during those three days will receive a one-day free pass to the Nature Park. Soon, there will also be a free Military Museum which will represent the fourth free museum for families to enjoy. The Shell Factory is located four miles north of the Caloosahatchee River on Highway 41 in North Fort Myers. Visit www.shellfactory.com or their Facebook page for all the fun things going on at The Shell Factory and Nature Park. Shell Factory owner Tom Cronin, seated, with Pam Plummer and Louis StieffelCourtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Cape Coral Cape Coral 2010 3,751 $1,639,500 $1,410,000 97 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2006 3,414 $1,100,000 $1,100,000 8 Rainbow Farms Fort Myers 2002 5,165 $1,079,000 $1,050,000 145 Hills T.P. Fort Myers Beach1942 960 $1,090,000 $1,029,000 104 Shell Mound Park Fort Myers Beach2013 3,250 $1,000,000 $975,000 184 Bonita Farms Bonita Springs 2008 3,847 $965,000 $965,000 93 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2007 2,721 $999,901 $930,000 41 White Heron Subdivision Sanibel 1988 2,044 $959,000 $930,000 52 Grande Estates Estero 2006 3,484 $949,000 $902,500 60 Fa Lanes Bayview Captiva 1979 1827 $929,000 $900,000 211 From page 13Raffle-Based Fishing Eventraffle 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


23 THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 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, My husband and I are getting to the stage where we must make some major changes in our housing. My son and daughter-in-law have taken us to see a number of retirement complexes in our area. My husband wants to go, but I do not. He is convinced that we will be robbed blind and does not want our privacy invaded if we have daily help coming in. I think we should stay in our own home, have help come in and let them take whatever they want. All of our good stuff will have been removed and be gone anyway. What advice do you have? Louisa Dear Louisa, Both of you raise good concerns about moving versus staying home. It shows that moving into a community or staying home is an important decision, a decision that should not be rushed and needs to be researched completely to make the most informed choice. Know the reasons why your husband wants to move and you want to stay. Explore how the needs can be met in a community versus home, at what cost and at what risks. Also, please do not be swayed into a decision by people who have an interest in your choice. You make the choice when and if you are ready. Pryce Dear Louisa, I have observed that partially due to the economy many people are choosing to stay in their own homes rather than move to a complex. In order to meet this need, care-giving agencies have been formed who will visit the home and then leave. I am sure that if you inquire you will find that they are bonded. Privately arranged care plans may have some thievery, but there are many or most who are honest, decent people. We are all exposed to dishonest people every day of our lives, but most people are honest. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Stuttering Resource As teachers, parents and students prepare for the start of the new academic year, the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, the leading charitable organization dedicated to supporting the stuttering community, offers an array of free tools for teachers with students who stutter in their classroom. One in every one hundred people stutters, said Jane Fraser, president of the foundation. But as many as two or three younger children in each classroom may struggle with this complex disorder. We know that teachers have a wonderfully positive influence on our children and their classmates, and we are thankful for the opportunity to provide the tools that prepare them with best practices and tips for working with and advocating for the child who stutters, she added. Tools for teachers available from the Stuttering Foundation include: 8 Tips For Teachers Answers to urgent questions teachers may have Famous People Who Stutter Miniposter to print out Dear Teacher A personal letter All of these resources can be found online at www.StutteringHelp.org/school. The Stuttering Foundation known internationally for the quality of its resource materials available to the public offers DVDs, books, brochures, newsletters and referrals through its website www.StutteringHelp.org as well as its tollfree helpline at 800-992-9392. Health Fair Open To VeteransOn Tuesday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the American Legion Melvin Cowart Post 274, in conjunction with Estero Island Medical Care, is hosting a health fair. All veterans are welcome to at the American Legions location at 899 Buttonwood Drive in Fort Myers Beach. There will be representatives conducting screenings for health issues related to medical, dental, vision, hearing, diabetes, pharmaceutical, podiatry and dermatology. Information and counsel referrals to be conducted by the Fort Myers Veterans Center. There will also be representatives from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) on hand to answer questions, assist in filing a claim, assist in filing an appeal and any other questions veterans may have. All veterans are invited to take advantage of this free screening and referrals, and with time permitting, spouses may also be seen; however, veterans have preference. For more information, contact Mike Adcock or Bob Penta at Post 274 at 463-6591. It is located at 899 Buttonwood Drive in Fort Myers Beach. The Post will provide lunch for all veterans and others who participate in the health fair. deaRPharmacistAre You Peeing Out Your Vitamins?by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have high blood pressure and my doctor recommended a diuretic and another medicine to relax my blood vessels. Do you think I should take it? JS, Sacramento, California I couldnt possibly know whats right for you, but if you decide to take a prescription diuretic or other drug, there are certain things you need to know to stay safe. For example, this: Diuretics or water pills and other blood pressure medications in general, often cause you to pee out important life-giving nutrients. These nutrients are necessary to make other organs run efficiently. These nutrients are needed for mood, sleep and muscle health. Drug-induced nutrient depletions are my pet peeve, so much so, I wrote a book on it. Its a number one Amazon best-seller, if that tells you how much people rely on it. Right now, I will explain for all the world to hear how popular medications lead to new diseases. Having this information in your back pocket means you can say to your doctor, Hey, I have these side effects, do you mind if I grab some vitamins and minerals to offset the imbalance that my drug is creating? Or you can say this, too: Doc, are you sure I have this disease, or could it be a side effect from the first drug you gave me? Knowing about drug muggers enables you to put back what you are peeing out, and when your nutrient status is restored, you are less likely to be mistakenly diagnosed with a disease you really dont have. Dont just go off blood pressure medications without having a Plan B in place, and your physicians approval. These drugs have a place and are used to reduce edema and fluid retention in your legs, and to ease the shortness of breath that some of you experience as a result of congestion of fluid in your lungs. Loop diuretics (furosemide, bumetanide) Reduces calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin C. Loop diuretics are the second biggest drug mugger I can think of, right behind acid blockers. When you take a loop diuretic, you can expect to become depleted in these nutrients within weeks, meaning all kinds of symptoms pop up that look like new diseases. So to make sure you dont suffer while taking this medication, I suggest you get a highquality form of each of those nutrients, or a medical food that is approved by your physician. A multi wont do. Potassium-sparing (amiloride, triamterene, spironolactone) These are considered relatively weak diuretics and often used in combination with stronger ones. These reduce calcium, zinc and folate. A reduction in these can worsen your ability to detoxify and rid yourself of poisons (by cramping your methylation pathway), and weaken your bones, cause spasms, cramps, cardiac rhythm disturbances and poor libido. A comprehensive version of this article (including more popular medications) is posted at my website, www.suzycohen. com. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. SuzyCohen.com. 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


THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 201424 Gulf Coast Writers Association MeetingMary Patton, a digital book composer for nearly eight years at the Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC Foundation), Digital Book Division, will present the process of turning your hardcopy into a digital book at the next Gulf Coast Writers Association meeting. This is appropriate not only for picture books, but is also a powerful tool for non-fiction and memoir writers, creating a whole new audience for their work. The meeting will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. Members and firsttime visitors are free, guests are $5. Digital book designs can be read on both Apple and PC computers and respective hand-held devices. Considering the large market available for book sales through social media, downloads of digital books can create income for authors at far less publishing costs than paper books. Patton has transformed childrens books into this latest technology for both Disney and Warner Brothers. Their writers have used these as models for an animated film. Documentaries, educational textbooks, and state driver education departments have all benefited from Pattons expertise. She is currently designing electronic press kits for television and film actors and is completing a digital fantasy novel to be the subject of an Internet web series. Visit www.gulfwriters.org Mary Patton Millis Named Best In The World At PowerPointTyler Millis, a 16-year-old Dunbar High School student, has been named the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist World Champion in PowerPoint 2007, culminating the most popular technology skills competition on Microsoft Office since its inception in 2002. In its 13th year, the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship attracted more than 400,000 candidates from 130 countries who competed to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products; 123 student finalists participated in the final round of competition. The 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist World Champions in PowerPoint 2007 are: Tyler Millis, USA, first place Tsu-Chieh Lin, Taiwan, second place Jingdan Cui, China, third place Certiport recognized Tyler at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship Student Awards Ceremony at Disneys Grand Californian Resort and presented him with a $5,000 scholarship. Microsoft Office Specialist certification gives students a way to become tangibly prepared for college or a career, said Margo Day, vice president of U.S. education at Microsoft. Todays job market requires computer proficiency and all individuals who earn certification have a valuable credential proving their skills. We congratulate the top winners for their extra efforts and look forward to seeing how they put their superior Microsoft Office skills to use in their future endeavors. In the concluding round, competitors participated in unique project-based tests to demonstrate their ability to create presentations for the information presented in PowerPoint. More than 740,000 exams were uploaded as part of this competition, and the MOS World Champions are tops in an elite group of individuals who know how to use Microsoft Office tools effectively, said Bob Whelan, president and chief executive officer for Pearson VUE. Microsoft Office Specialist certification continues to grow in popularity all over the world, allowing more students to prove they have the academic and workforce skills to succeed. Certiport will host the 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship in Dallas, Texas. Meet The School Board Candidates Republican candidates for Lee County School Board will be the speakers at the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, August 19. They will each have an opportunity to present their platforms and answer questions from the audience. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting and program follow. The luncheon cost is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, August 14, and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. The candidate forums are a bi-annual activity of the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club. Attendees are encouraged to write checks equal to or more than the meal cost to a Republican candidate; the club then picks up the cost of the meal. For more information about the club, contact the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. Tyler Millis Heroes Salute 5K Run WalkMilitary, fire rescue, police and medical personnel are to be honored with specially priced rooms and recreational programs as part of an annual Heroes Salute Labor Day Weekend held Friday through Sunday, August 29 to September 1. Events are centered at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key, off U.S. Highway 1 at mile marker 61 oceanside. Highlights of the heroes in action weekend include a family fun night on Friday, August 29, with a Touch-a-Truck event, food, games and contests. Set for 5:30 to 10 p.m., the event is free and open to the public. On Saturday, an early morning Heroes Salute 5k Run/Walk is planned followed by a post-race party. Also scheduled is an evening cookout and honorary lighting of the fire pit, with a photographic video tribute at sunset to honor fallen heroes and those formerly and currently in action. A participation fee applies for the 5k and cookout events. Runners can register for the 5k at www.themeruns.com/ home/heroes-salute/. Sunday features an American-style barbecue, live music performance from country music and television star Daniel Lee Martin and fireworks show to conclude the evening. Tickets for the All-American barbecue are available for advance purchase and cover admission to the evening events. Ticket prices are $25.95 for adults, $13 for kids age 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and under. Each year, Hawks Cay Resort partners with fast-casual restaurant franchise Firehouse Subs to donate a portion of proceeds to the chains primary charity, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Accommodations at several Marathonarea hotels, inns and lodging properties are available during the Labor Day weekend in addition to specially priced guestroom rates at Hawks Cay Resort. Heroes Salute also includes valueadded offers at Hawks Cay Resort on Dolphin Connection programs, fishing, diving, watersports and spa treatments between August 17 and November 25. For more event information, visit www.hawkscay.com/events/. For Marathon visitor information, visit www. fla-keys.com/marathon or call 1-800262-7284. Celebrity Chef Night Coming SoonScanlon Auto Group will serve as the $2,500 Chefs Sponsor for the 2014 Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night on Thursday, August 21 at Rumrunners restaurant, 5848 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral. Guests will take in the tastes of fine cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs including Todd Johnson and Ralph Centalonza from Rumrunners, Fabrice Deletrain from The Joint, Harold Balink of Cru, Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, and Norman Love from Norman Love Confections. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Barbaras Friends, a Golisano Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. Scanlon Auto has always supported a wide variety of charitable endeavors and community events, said Jay Scanlon, vice president of Scanlon Auto. Southwest Florida has been very good to us, and we want this community to thrive so that others can pursue their dreams here as well. Tickets are $175 each and can be purchased by visiting https:// co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default. aspx?wid=36195 or calling the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 343-6950. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. MOVIES: Who starred in the 1957 film An Affair to Remember? 2. FOOD & DRINK: Osso bucco is traditionally made with what type of meat? 3. GEOGRAPHY: On which continent is the nation of Djibouti located? 4. GAMES: In Monopoly, what is the name of the square that represents the water utility? 5. ANATOMY: What is a more common name for the umbilicus? 6. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: A big band dance called the Lindy Hop came to be associated with which early 20th-century celebrity? 7. RELIGION: According to the Old Testament, Noahs Ark landed on what mountain range? 8. ENTERTAINMENT: Who created the catchphrase Bam! on his television show? 9. GOVERNMENT: How long is a U.S. senators term of office? 10. SCIENCE: What are endorphins? TRIVIA TEST 1. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr 2. Veal 3. Africa 4. Water Works 5. Navel or belly button 6. Charles Lindbergh, who was the rst to y solo across the Atlantic Ocean 7. The Mountains of Ararat 8. TV chef Emeril Lagass 9 Six years 10. Chemicals produced in the body that reduce perception of pain. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 11, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Dealing with a difficult person can be the kind of challenge you Aries Lambs love. Or it could be an energy-draining exercise in futility. Be certain your goals are worth your efforts. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Divine Bovine might be seeing red at having your crisis-resolution efforts overlooked. But others know the truth, and they can be expected to step forward when the time comes. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You should be well on your way to finally making that important decision. Having the support of loved ones will help when crunch time comes. Keep a positive attitude. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Feeling uneasy about a move might not mean youre having a case of Cancerian wavering. It could be your inner sense is warning you to reassess your situation before taking action. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your pride could get in the way of admitting you might have erred. Best to fess up now before a small mistake turns into a big misunderstanding. Make the weekend a special family time. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Trying to please someone with a less-thanglowing opinion of something you value could be a waste of time. If you like it, stay with it. The weeks end brings an answer to an old mystery. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) There might be time to make a change. But be honest with yourself: Is it what you really want, or one you feel pressured into making? Your answer should determine your next move. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Change is dominant, but so is caution: Proceed carefully, checking each step along the way to avoid encountering any unwelcome surprises that might be lurking along your path. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) It could be a mistake to rely on someone to keep his or her promise without checking out previous performances. What you learn now could save you from a painful lesson later. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Taking a strong stand on an issue you feel is too important to ignore could inspire others to follow suit. The weekend is a good time to socialize with old friends and make new ones. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your sensitive nature gives you an insight into the problems of someone close to you. Your offer of support could be just what this person needs to start turning his or her life around. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters continue to need even more careful analysis than usual. Use caution with investment possibilities. A personal relationship might take an unexpected turn by the weeks end. BORN THIS WEEK: You appreciate the wonders of the world and enjoy sharing your delight with others. On Aug. 16, 1920, Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman is struck in the temple by a ball pitched by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees. He died 12 hours later. After Chapmans injury, it was mandated that scuffed or discolored balls be replaced with new white ones, making them easier to see. On Aug. 17, 1933, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,308th consecutive game, breaking former Yankee Everett Scotts record for consecutive games played. Gehrig would go on to play in 2,130 games in a row, setting a record that would stand for over half a century. On Aug. 13, 1948, U.S. and British planes airlift a record amount of supplies into sections of Berlin under American and British control. Despite terrible weather, crowded airspace and exhaustion of the pilots and crews, more than 700 British and American planes brought in nearly 5,000 tons of supplies. On Aug. 12, 1953, less than a year after the United States tested its first hydrogen bomb, the Soviets detonate a 400-kiloton device in Kazakhstan. Known as the Layer Cake, the bomb was fueled by layers of uranium and lithium deuteride, a hydrogen isotope. On Aug. 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, New York. By the time the gates opened, more than 400,000 people were clamoring to get in. Those without tickets simply walked through gaps in the fences, and the organizers were eventually forced to make the event free of charge. On Aug. 11, 1973, American Graffiti, a nostalgic coming-of-age tale steeped in the car-centric culture of suburban California, is released in theaters. The film went on to become a sleeper hit. On Aug. 14, 1985, Michael Jackson purchases the publishing rights to the vast majority of the Beatles catalog for $47 million, outbidding even Paul McCartney. In later years, the catalog -now estimated to be worth in excess of $1 billion -allowed Jackson to remain solvent by serving as collateral for several enormous personal loans. It was ancient Greek philosopher Plato who made the following sage observation: Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. How would you like to brush your teeth with salt, chalk or ground brick? The first tooth powders that were used with toothbrushes were made of just such materials. When you think of hibernating bears, you typically imagine some cozy cave in the woods, right? Well, the next time youre out for a winter hike, youd better pay close attention to exactly where youre going; some bears spend the cold season curled up on the ground in large nests made of branches. Greyhounds have better vision than any other breed of dog. Every May, horse lovers flock to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, to see the worlds finest thoroughbreds race in the Kentucky Derby. While there, spectators will collectively consume more than 1,800 gallons of mint juleps. If youre a cat lover, you might not be surprised to learn that a group of felines can be referred to as a glaring, a pounce, a clutter or a clowder. Feral cats en masses are known as a destruction of cats. People who sustain brain injuries can suffer from a variety of maladies. One of the stranger ones is anosognosia. The victim suffers from some sort of disability, such as losing the ability to move a limb, but thats not unusual; what makes anosognosia so fascinating is that the person suffering from the limitation seems completely unable to believe that any limitation exists, despite voluminous evidence to the contrary. The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad. -Salvador Dali THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the major-league team with the longest playoff drought entering the 2014 season. 2. Which of these Astro teammates led the National League in runs scored more times: Jeff Bagwell or Craig Biggio? 3. Who was the last Brigham Young football player before Ezekiel Ansah in 2013 to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft? 4. Between the 1950-51 and 1989-90 NBA seasons, only one regular-season scoring champ was also on a championship-winning team. Name him. 5. The Los Angeles Kings set a regular-season team record in 2013-14 for most shutouts. How many? 6. Name the last non-Austrian skier to win the womens super-G gold medal in the Winter Olympics. 7. Who was the last player to win golfs Masters tournament in his first appearance there? ANSWERS 1. The Kansas City Royals -28 seasons. 2. Bagwell won the runs-scored title three times (1994, 2000); Biggio, twice (, ). 3. Rob Morris, in 2000. 4. Lew Alcindor, with the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1970-71 season. 5. Thirteen. 6. Daniela Ceccarelli of Italy, in 2002. 7. Fuzzy Zoeller, in 1979.


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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER AUGUST 8, 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 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 8, 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 Ogden. Im a 3-year-old neutered male American Staffordshire Terrier. To quote my namesake, the great American poet Ogden Nash, A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. Well, Im definitely on the wrong side of my kennel door I need to be in your home! Everyone at the shelter thinks Im an awesome guy. I do very well in doggie playgroups with all shapes and sizes of my fellow canines. Im quiet, well-mannered and playful. My dream home would have a yard and a dog buddy to play with. My adoption fee is $10 for heartworm positive dogs including treatment during Animal Services Endless Summer adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Cutie. Im a 3-month-old spayed female black and white tuxedo domestic short hair. My name is Cutie because, duh, thats what I am! All bragging aside, all of us kittens here at the shelter are cute. I also happen to be playful and entertaining. Come check out all of us. Its kitten season and there are lots of adorable felines waiting for homes. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Endless Summer 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. Cutie ID# A588501 Ogden ID# A587324


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