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VOL. 17, NO. 45 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 14, 2010
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Lighthouse Kiosk Gets A Facelift
Dean Chavis and Mary Buck with John and Mary Jo Boler
The three-panel display
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student exhibits. Funded through
donations to the Lee County
Alliance for the Arts, Open Doors:
Great Expectations XV exhibit is open .
through Friday, May 21 in Founders
Leo and Krista Johnson mentor ,
students as part of the Open Doors
program. They also teach painting to Yarn relief and crayon resist fish by Calie
under-privileged, disabled, and at-risk chil- --.connor
dren. Leo studied painting in San Miguel, I~lY
Mexico at a school founded by Diego.
Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros, the great .
Mexican muralists. Krista, a visual artist
and songwriter, attended Edison College. clay art by Haley Keller
The Johnsons' art work is frequently on
display in Southwest Florida. The Sanibel School..
Art created by students from Mixed media, painted skateboard
Lexington Middle School and The Sanibel art, tempera paintings, and pencil draw-
School is on display in Phillips Gallen} ings were created under the direction of \
through Friday, May 21. Sanibel School Lexington Middle School art teacher Eric ..p
students created yarn and crayon relief Riemenschneider. He is the winner of the.k .
works, clay art, and plaster masks with 2010 Angels of the Arts Award for Arts
the guidance of art teacher Tylor Stewart. Teacher of the Year. Yarnrelif and~ crayon resist dolphin by
Stewart also teaches gifted students at continued on page 17 Plaster mask by Crystal FaldeClieMnu
2 ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010
Post 123 News
The American Legion Post 123 is
There wil b let 1 f Ship ac alm,
crab legs, fish and crawfish. This is also
Robby Hutto's going away party and his
last gig on the island so stop in to say
For the first time ever, in the history
of the 9-ball pool tournaments, which
run every Monday night at 6 p.m., John
Earle was the winner of all three tourna-
ments. Way to go, John!
In Texas hold'em this week, which is
played every Thursday night at 7 p.m.,
Rudi Cook took first place. Players are
stlE erdeF iday stop in for a six-ounce
rie e adi wthe Fec fresCheck
menu. Food is served all day, every day.
The public is welcome.
The Legion is open Monday through
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and
Sunday, 12 to 9 p.m., located at mile
marker three on Sanibel-Captiva Road.
For more information call 472-9979.M
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encourages fans of the page to submit
stories and photos of their own house
"The Community House has such a
rich history and has left so many positive
memories for people that the fan page
really provides a great way to share, while
also helping others to find out a little bit
more about us," Kobe said.
As of last Friday, the Facebook page
had 12 fans and counting. Kobe said she
hopes the fan base will grow much larger
and will include more and more people.
For those who would like to learn
more about Facebook, The Community
House will be offering classes on how to
use Facebook. The classes will provide
information on how to create a personal
Facebook page, as well as provide infor-
mation on how to use Facebook as a way
to enhance your business, grow your own
personal communication abilities, and
stay in touch with family and friends.
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Free tickets can be obtained at Bailey s
General Store and other local outlets.
This year will feature Two-For-One
Tuesday, allowing spectators to buy one
and get one free on hot dogs, beer and
soda. The parade will begin at 6:15.
"It will be fun," said Bailey. "Come
early to cheer on the people in the
Little league baseball and softball play-
ers will be on the field this year to help
sing the Star-Spangled Banner. Officials
from the City of Sanibel, including new
Mayor Kevin Ruane, will be on hand.
All proceeds from the evening will go
to local charities. To become a sponsor,
call Bailey s General Store at 472-1516.4
Face book Page
is looking for a little more face
time with islanders, or rather
Facebook time, by recently launching
The Sanibel Community Association
"The Community House" fan page.
"SCA launched the page on the social
media Web site as an additional way to
outreach to the community, while also
providing options to help people stay in
touch with us all year," said Jill Kobe,
As the site continues to evolve, SCA
hopes that the page will not only high-
light the educational, social, and cultural
gatherings at the "house," but hopes the
two-way communication of Facebook
Mascot Miss A-Miracle will be on hand to
cheer on the team
able happen and it rains.
"We are not being pessimistic, but we
are going to bring umbrellas," said Bailey,
chuckling. "Im looking for a nice, breezy,
Maybe with so many umbrellas around
there will be blue skies.
In any event, Islands Night is sched-
uled for June 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lee
County Sports Complex in Fort Myers.
by Brian Johnson
This year there will be umbrellas.
Sam Bailey, founder of Islands
Night, said they are planning to provide
about 1,000 umbrellas this year so that
everyone has shelter should the unthink-
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On The Islands
Historic records show in the
past century, island children
have been schooled via differ-
ent means and locations. The Sanibel
School will celebrate more than 100
years of educating children on the
islands with a birthday party at The
Mucky Duck on Captiva on Sunday,
June 6 from noon to 4 p.m.
The cost is $15 for adults and $10
for children and includes food, beverages
and birthday cake. There will be fun on '
the beach and games for the children, a
chance to soak special guests in a dunk
tank, and a silent auction.
As part of the ticket price, YOLO
Watersports owned by Sanibel School
paets iMar Il and B~etsy Ventura is
dren over 48" tall. In addition to YOLO,
sponsors to date include The Mucky
Duck, South Seas Island Resort, and RED
Salon & Spa. For sponsorship and more
information, or to buy tickets, contact
Debra Hobbs at 565-0549.
The fundraiser will benefit the Sanibel
School Fund, to raise money to pay
for programs such as foreign language
instruction and technology enhance-
ments. These programs helped The
Sanibel School earn the Blue Ribbon
designation from the U.S. Department of
ing was moved and became a theater. In
December of 2004, it was restored to
the original one-room schoolhouse look
(including its bell in the belfry), and moved
tte Sanibel Historical Museum and
Sanibel Historical Society records
also point out in the late 1880s, "black
Americans settled in Punta Gorda and
by the 1920s two families arrived on
Sanibel and worked as sharecroppers.
Their children had to cross the waters to
attend school in Fort Myers, due to seg-
regation of public schools. Isaiah Gavin
and his family were the first on Sanibel.
The Johnsons, Walkers, Mitchells, Hursts,
Bohers, Preschas and Whitcarrs fol-
lowed. The families searched for a build-
ing on Sanibel to use as a school, and
they worked with a minister of a Baptist
Church on Tarpon Road to achieve their
goal. The church informally opened its
doors to these children as early as 1924,
and in 1927 the school was officially
opened. In 1929, Lee County bought the
building from the Florida Baptist Church
for $1,500. To keep this school open,
the school board required at least seven
children in attendance. Because of the
depletion of the fertile farm land after
the hurricanes of 1926, and also dur-
ing WWII, many islanders left. The little
school had to close and the children were
ferried across to Dunbar School in Fort
Myers. Even though a new school was
opened on Sanibel in 1962, the black
families still had to send their children
across to the mainland. In 1964 and '65,
continued on page 55
photo courtesy of Florida State Archives
That building burned down, and for a
few years children were schooled at Grey
Gables, the home of Laetitia Nutt. A new
building was completed in 1898, a classic
one-room schoolhouse, with a platform
in the front where different grades took
turns doing lessons with the teacher.
In the center was a wood stove used
to warm the room in winter as well as
heat soup and cocoa. In 1932, a second
room was added, more windows installed,
and the schoolhouse had classrooms for
grades one through eight. In the 1960s,
after a new school was built, the build-
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captiva schoolhouse/chapel, circa 1910
The Sanibel School is proud to be part
of a long and varied tradition of educating
children on the islands. Records gath-
ered by the Sanibel Historical Museum
and Village, and Alex Werner, museum
president, show in settler times that some
children were homeschooled, and some
attended a school on the west end of
Sanibel near Wulfert Point. The Snyder
School for Boys was located on Captiva
in the 1890s.
In 1896 the "East Sanibel School for
White Children" was located on the cor-
ner of Bailey Road and Periwinkle Way.
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From left: "Ding" Darling Deputy Refuge Manager Patrick Martin, Refuge Manager Paul
Tritaik, Rob Loflin, Sanibel's natural resources director, and Steve Greenstein, executive
director of CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) discuss how to protect Sanibel
in the event oil reaches the shores
two knots, Sanibel officials are also checking out experimental bio-mediation, she
The city is issuing regular email updates which are also available at mysanibel.com,
along with contact information. The latest update stresses that Sanibel s beaches are
pristine and there is no sign of oil.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist has declared a state of emergency from the
Panhandle south to Sarasota County. Funding doesn t become available for clean-up
unless an area is in the declared disaster zone.
For people who want to volunteer for clean-up if the need arises, Zimomra said
since oil is a hazardous substance, training of volunteers is mandatory. Volunteer infor-
mation is available at 1-866-448-5816, a federal hotline.M
museum to participate in the refurbishment of the Lighthouse Park," said Dr. Leal.
i"neae ftis't'ful for the opportunity for the Museum to continue to fulfill its educa-
From page 1
Lighthouse Kiosk Gets A Facelift
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CHEDIREN'S' EDUCATION CENTER.
OF THE ISLANDS
330 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel Island ;~
..Celebrating 35 Years
of Dedication to Education"
FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN
LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE
AGES 2-5 YEARS OLDFO -R
ContaCt; Jana Yates. Director
Se hable Es aliol
Three panel end lighthouse viewer
the interaction of waves and wind. Another nearby sign depicted the life cycle of sea
turtles. All of the informational displays had fallen into disrepair.
SCCF developed updated information about loggerhead sea turtles and beach ecol-
ogy. A beautiful turquoise and aqua satellite photographic mosaic of the island helps to
tell the story. A larger display explains the link between the waters around the islands,
the Caloosahatchee River, Lake Okeechobee, the Kissimmee River watershed and the
land to the south.
"We were very pleased to be a part of this educational project that will be enjoyed
by visitors to the Lighthouse Beach," said SCCF Executive Director Erick Lindblad.
"We are grateful for the synergistic efforts of SCCF, the Everglades Foundation, The
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and the City of Sanibel, making it possible to educate
tens of thousands of residents and tourists for years to come.
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum provided the content for the Seashells of
Sanibel and Captiva Islands component of the kiosk. The center piece includes pho-
tos of about 150 shell species in a design prepared with pictures taken by Dr. Leal,
originally included in the museum s online guide on the Seashells of Southwest Florida
(www.shellmuseum.org/shells.cfm). In addition, two side panels explain Mollusks and
the Environment and Molluscan Reproduction and Egg Cases. These are illustrated by
museum staff and volunteers and contain information about the ecology, life habits,
and reproduction of mollusks. The section on egg cases is particularly relevant, given
that visitors often find them on local beaches.
"The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum would like to thank the city for inviting the
Oil Spill And Lake Releases
A Double Threat To Sanibel
by Anne Mitchell
Even if oil from the collapsed rig in the gulf never reaches these shores,
Sanibel's environment is already under threat from massive water releases
from Lake Okeechobee.
Sanibel faces the possibility of a double whammy and while city officials and local
environmental organizations continue preparations to fight the oil if need be, the more
immediate threat is the influx of polluted lake water into the estuary and its grasses,
which provide a "nursely" for many species.
City Manager Judie Zimomra said Tuesday, "We have dual issues in front of us that
require attention." She urged citizens to contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
and the South Florida Water Management District to appeal for a slow-down of the
releases. Several years ago, red algae piled up on the beaches following huge releases
of nutrient-laden water from the lake.
The releases are done to protect the crumbling dike that keeps the lake from spill-
ing out onto the communities to the south.
"We understand we need these releases," Zimomra said, "but the peaks are too
While Sanibel leaders, environmentalists and city staff are pressing to lessen the
flow, citizens have more opportunity to make a difference, she said.
As for the oil, Zimomra said the city continues to monitor the situation and has
been meeting with Lee County emergency operations staff and the city s clean-up
contractor Crowder Gulf as well as representatives from the "Ding" Darling National
Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and other island organiza-
tions. The city also takes part in a daily conference call with state and federal officials.
It s important to document pre-disaster conditions to back up any potential damage
claims and city staff are working on that with help from environmental organizations,
"We are watching Dauphin Island (Alabama)," said Zimomra. It' sa barrier island like
Sanibel with a lot of wildlife.
Since the booms deployed to contain the spill don t seem to work in winds over
8 ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010
IN8 IDE CITY HALL
focused. He outlined a process that "in
the worst case scenario" could take until
June 2011. However, Valiquette hopes
things will go speedier and so do the
coq's onzersf us to set off on a proj-
ect with a 13-month timeline," said
Commissioner Chuck Ketteman. "I think
it's smart to keep focused on different
topics but I would encourage us to think
about how we can get this done by the
end of the year.
The committee has already lopped
two weeks off the tentative schedule by
settling the density issue in Tuesday's
meeting without the need to continue
it to May 25. That means it will tackle
impervious coverage on that date instead
of June 8.
Regardless of any particular agenda,
members of the public will be able to
comment on any other aspect of resort
redevelopment. It is hoped, however, that
people wanting input on a specific topic
who can t attend that session will send
comments in writing.
Planning Director Jim Jordan pre-
sented a report outlining the framework
for density amendments, one that the
committee agreed to. Jordan feels the
strategy "balances property rights with
environmental, public safety and commu-
nity welfare considerations and encour-
ages retention of resort housing units...
Jordan will summarize the review com-
mittee members' comments and report
back May 25. At that meeting, the com-
mittee will begin discussing impervious
coverage, ahead of schedule.M
REVIEW COMMITTEE HEARING SCHEDULE
May 25 and June 8 Impervious coverage,
developed area and vegetation removal
July 13 and 27 Height limits
August 10 and 24 Setbacks
September 14 and 28 Green technologies
October 12 and 26 Occupancy rates
November 9 and 23 Recreational open space
December 14 and 28 Resort housing accessory uses
January 11 and 25 Vested rights discussion
February 8 and 22 Summary for staff
March 8 and 22 Staff report to sub-committee
April 12 and 26 Final sub-committee review
May 10 and 24 Planning commission review
June 7 Final report to city council
Dates are tentative and' subject to change
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TO Keep Density
Under New Rules
by Anne Mitchell
One down and 13 to go. On
Tuesday, the Sanibel Planning
OCommission checked off density
from a list of 14 topics as they began
the complicated task of crafting new
regulations for resort housing redevelop-
The seven commissioners, sitting as
the Land Development Code Review
Sub-Committee, followed city council
direction and recommended that hotels,
motels and resort condominiums would
keep their existing number of dwelling
units if they redevelop or significantly
remodel but only if they maintain short
term occupancy to ensure Sanibel retains
plenty of accommodations for visitors.
If they don t, they must conform to
the limits established by the development
intensity map, which could mean a loss
Rules have changed since many of
the island s resort properties were built,
making them non-conforming for reasons
such as density, coverage, height and set-
back. Unless the codes are changed, they
are unable to modernize without losing
units. And if they don t update they may
be shunned by tourists.
Commission Chairman Mike
Valiquette proposed breaking down the
task into sections to keep discussion
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asked council for a guidance document
that will enable it to focus on the issue
within approved parameters. That makes
sense and should streamline the whole
Council, with assistance from the
planning department, recently completed
work on just such a guidance document
and referred it to the planning commis-
sion, which has already begun its delibera-
tions. We think the process is on the right
track, and as it moves forward, we will
comment further on the issues involved
and the choices before the city.
Public input on resort redevelopment
is important to the city. There is ample
time for you to become informed and
make your feelings known to those in city
government. There is an opportunity for
public comment before important deci-
sions are made at both city council and
the planning commission. Meeting times
are posted on the Internet and in the
newspapers usually Tuesday mornings
at 9 a.m.
The Committee of the Islands also
invites your comments and ideas on this
important subject. You can email us at
email@example.com and/or check our Web site
in the resort housing district, predate
Sanibel's incorporation as a city. They
were built or had permits issued before
the Sanibel Plan and Land Development
Code were adopted. As one would
expect, many exceed current residential
density limits or other land use regula-
tions. For this reason, they are classified
as "nonconforming stmectures"- legal
when built and entitled to exist, but not
eligible for redevelopment. As these
structures age, the question the city faces
is what is to become of them. There are
two choices gradual deterioration (in
appearance, functionality and safety) or
redevelopment consistent with commu-
Section 1.3 of the Sanibel Plan offers
insight but no real roadmap to a solution.
"Redevelopment is a process that is
more difficult than initial development.
The City of Sanibel will need to be more
flexible and imaginative with respect to...
principles of building and site design. This
flexibility should not be a lessening of
standards. Rather, it should open up new
routes to attaining those standards, which
ensure that the harmony, general atmo-
sphere and character of the community
One might ask: Didn't the city address
all these issues when it adopted its first
post-disaster buildback ordinance? Yes
and no. The buildback ordinance was
intended to deal with emergency situa-
tions the potential loss of property to a
hurricane or other natural disaster.
Richter represents District 37 in the
Florida State Senate, which encompasses
the coastal regions of Collier County
and a portion of Lee County, including
Sanibel and Captiva. He served in the
Florida House of Representatives from
2006 to 2008 and was elected to the
Senate in 2008. He is a member of sev-
eral legislative committees including the
Select Committee on Florida's Economy
and he is the chairman of the Banking
and Insurance Committee.
Richter is originally from Pittsburg,
Pennsylvania and moved to Florida in
1987. He graduated from the University
of Pittsburg and the Graduate School
of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin. He
served in the military during the Vietnam
War and was awarded the Vietnam
Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry
Badge, and later served in the Air Force
Reserve. He was the founder and CEO
of the First National Bank of Florida, and
is currently the president of First National
Bank of the Gulf Coast.
The meeting will be on Saturday, May
22 at 10 a.m. in Room #4 of the Sanibel
Library on Dunlop Road and is open
to the public. For more information call
Robb Moran at 472-9035.M
With strong support from the
Committee of the Islands, the Land
Development Code was amended to
make it clear that, with very few limita-
tions, nonconforming stmectures could be
rebuilt in their pre-disaster configuration
to avoid loss of property after a natural
disaster. For example, structures with four
habitable floors are now permitted to
build back post-disaster above base flood
elevation, even though those stmectures
presently exceed the height limitations
of both the Sanibel Plan and the Land
Development Code. That's because
avoidance of hardship is the primary
Planned redevelopment is different
from buildback. It is not driven by duress
or hardship, but by a desire to improve
or the prospect of financial gain. The city
needs to be flexible in devising a frame-
work for redevelopment, so that owners
have an incentive to maintain standards.
But owners of nonconforming structures
should not be permitted to redevelop with
the same allowances granted to buildback
driven by natural disasters and hardship.
For example, in a planned redevelopment
scenario, owners of four-story stmectures
might be permitted to modernize their
properties, but not to replace them at
current nonconforming heights.
Normally the planning commission
would be expected to develop propos-
als on redevelopment, which would be
presented to city council for adoption,
modification or perhaps rejection. The
commission has instead, in this instance,
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Frida State Senator Garrett
FRichter is scheduled to be the guest
speaker at the next meeting of the
Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus.
He will give a briefing on the recently
concluded 2010 session of the Florida
Series Part I of III
Wha tT D
About Ag ing
Structures In Our
RO SOrt District
by Larry Schopp, Board Member,
Committee of the Islands
S engaged inct i
addressing an issue
4 whose time has
Come: What to do
about aging struc-
tures in the resort
:I housing district
hotels and motels?
One might ask:
What's the prob-
lem? Why not just improve or replace
them as needed?
The answer: Because most of them
are non-conforming. And, without
some kind of accommodation by the
city, rebuilding them or making major
improvements would often require that
they be replaced with structures that have
fewer units, in line with current codes.
This would likely result in economic loss
that acts as a disincentive to replace or
improve aging buildings.
Many island structures, including many
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Center 4 Life
A ll Ages are welcome to attend fit- de
ness programs at the center. They
HAPPY Hour Fitness, 8 a.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Friday. This class is
the way to start your day. Happy Hour
stands for an Hour of Aerobics and
Positions of Pilates & Yoga to strengthen,
lengthen and gain flexibility.
Power Hour Fitness, 8 a.m. Tuesday
and Thursday, a class to gain balance
strength in all muscles.
Essential Total Fitness, 9:30 a.m.
Monday through Friday. This class
includes cardio, muscle strengthening and
Gentle Yoga, 11 a.m. Monday and
Wednesday. This class is designed to
stretch, tone and strengthen while
improving flexibility, proper alignment
Bridge for Fun, 1 p.m. Monday and
Mah Johngg, 1 p.m. Thursday.
Prizes for both games are awarded.
Cost is $2.50 for members, $5 for non-
Meditation with Karl and Ann, 8:30
a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
One half hour to relax the soul and
Kayak Launching, 8:30 a.m.,
Tuesday, May 18. There is space for 16
people on eight two-person kayaks and
unlimited space for those with their own
ke'rkminEeac e ing has two tlta es wh
ter dSI pliedsrprou ded include che k yaks,
are $5 for members and $10 for non-
member per trip.
Discovering Florida day Trips
Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration,
Friday, May 21. Bus leaves the center
at 8 a.m. $10 members, $20 non-
members. The Von Liebig Art Center in
Naples is showing a collection of the late
Princess Diana s gowns plus Diana and
British royals' memorabilia!
Many of the dresses in the exhibition
were purchased at the Christie s auction
Princess Diana held just weeks before
her death. At least two of the dresses
and some of the memorabilia have never
been exhibited in the United States,
including a Klondike dress Diana wore
on a state visit to Canada with Prince
Charles, and her entire signed collection
of Christmas cards she sent.
Lunch (Dutch treat) after the exhibit
is at the Big Cypress Marketplace, which
has over 100,000 square feet of air-
conditioned space comprising 205 booth
spaces, 72 aisle tables, restaurants and
pub, a winery, and a boat showroom.
The spacious atrium houses a food court,
mezzanine, and a stage for concerts and
plays, all surrounded by a mural depict-
ing Everglades scenery. The Marketplace
is surrounded by shaded courtyards, a
farmer s market and a tiki bar for casual
continued on page 11
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The Peek 2011 leadership team, from left: Carolyn Swiney, Nancy Dreher, Gini Jones and
The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is asking islanders to save the date of
Saturday, March 12 for the 10th annual A Peek at the Unique home tour, the
club s signature fundraiser.
The 2011 leadership team is in place and is setting ambitious goals. Team member
Orlene Shimberg commented, "The basic formula will be the same rare and unusual
island homes, a fun-filled bus ride with knowledgeable guides, and food to savor from
favorite island restaurants and caterers. For this celebratory year, the team is planning
innovations to add sparkle to the event and, hopefully, to increase our revenues.
Proceeds are distributed to local non-profits, including island organizations, for
programs that enhance the status of women, and to Zonta International for its global
initiatives. In the decade since the event was launched, proceeds have more than qua-
drupled from $15,000 in 2002 to almost $70,000 in 2010.4
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the final selection later in June.
Applicants should be aware that aca-
demic records, financial need, extracur-
ricular activities and civic/community
service records are integral parts of the
selection criteria. The application pack-
age gives exact procedures.M
Our E-Mail address is
preSS iSlandsunnews .com
Skip Richard presents a check for $455 to
Maggi Feiner, president of FISH
Donate To FISH
About nine years ago, on a Friday
morning, several golfers arranged
tee times for five or six foursomes
at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. This
group was named Pogeybaiters, a Marine
Corps term. Now there are up to 10
foursomes some Fridays.
Earl Sawin and Chuck York started
this group, and now Skip Richard contin-
ues to run Pogeybaiters. The group has
a very colorful scorecard created by Bob
Kent and members play from the gold
tees. The foursomes change every week
and there is a $5 entn} fee of which $4
goes towards prizes and $1 to charity.
The schedule runs November through
This year the group collected $655and
and is donating $200 to Sanibel
Beautification for a brick to be engraved
Pogeybaiters' 10 Dunes Golfers, and
$455TO FISH (Friends in Semvice Here).
Over the last nine years they have
donated over $8,000 to local chari-
ties, including needy kids at The Sanibel
School, Bright Horizons, Rally For A
Cure, Harlem Heights Kids, Wounded
Vets from Iraq and Bat Yam Temple
From page 10
Center For Life
Computer Classes First Steps: Digital
Photos You've Taken Great Photos...
Now What?There are still a few steps
between having filled memory cards and
organizing, viewing, printing, storing and
sharing your photographs. This is a one-
session seminar with Patty on Tuesday,
May 18, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost $30 for mem-
bers and $45 for non-members.
Call the center for further details of all
The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club
scholarship to a graduating senior
in Lee County schools. The scholar-
ship is $1,250 per year ($5,000 total).
The competition is open to all graduat-
ing seniors. Applications are available
at most Lee County high schools (see
your guidance counselor), Samibel City
Hall, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank,
FISH of Sanibel, and Bailey's General
Store. Scholarship applications must be
postmarked no later than June 11. The
scholarship committee plans to make
I ~OBITUARY I
Page ats w h lie sp ayneo wre ou
can read Bob s Life Story, sign his guest
book, and archive a favorite memory and
photo of Bob.
Memorials may be made to the
Michael Listiak Scholarship Fund, the
information for which will be listed on
the Web site. Arrangements by Life Story
Funeral Homes (800-525-9675).4
Retrospective display of the art-
Swork of Don Maurer is currently
displayed in Fellowship Hall at
Sanibel Congregational United Church
Maurer, a biomedical electrical engi-
neer, has had an avocation of working in
the arts most of his life. His creativity was
not limited to the inventions he patented.
Alongside his professional career, he
attended art programs. Most notably, he
studied with Malcolm Myers, a printmaker
and watercolor artist at the University
of Minnesota. Maurer has also taught
numerous courses, both in the North and
at BIG Arts, including Watermedia and
Photoshop as an Art Medium and others
on color theory and art appreciation.
His artwork reflects the wide variety of
edlia he has use over hish lfe eme.r o
please visit often.M
SHIRLEY G. BORREGAARD
Shirley G. Borregaard of Fort
~Myers, formerly of Captiva Island,
~passed away May 5, 2010.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy
Mihevic, Sarasota; her sister, Gladys
Kincaid, Gobles, Michigan; and two
She was the proprietor of Shirley s
Spirit of Foolishness on Captiva Island.
Shirley was a current Rotarian in
Boquete, Panama. She spent many hours
volunteering her time between charities in
both Fort Myers and Panama. Memorial
contributions may be made to The
Arrangements by Toale Brothers
Funeral Homes, Colonial Chapel.M
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12 ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Rev. Dr. Ellas Bouboutsis
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
I llwshipchProrams, Gtruedek School,
BhATRYAMTECMoP eOaFiTH E IS AN DS:
gmtplse ifthe Isla~nds, meethsef Freip y
Hall, of the United Congregational
Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Call Temple President Dr. Michael Raab,
at 395-1432 for more information.
CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA:
11580 Chapin Lane
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FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST,
2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m..
Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday'
evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading
room open, Monday, Wednesday and
Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (November
through March), Friday 10 a.m. to
SANmBE eMMUu TY4 CHUR H
Sanibel Community Church. -
1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684
BrD nae soiatee oPastor
Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor
Sunday Worship Hours:
8 a.m. Traditional Service
9 a.m. Contemporary Service
10h45Kidsn T dtional Service
Childcare available at all services.
U NIEBE CHO HREOGFACHORNSAT
2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 -
The Reverend Dr. John Danner, Sr.
Pastor. Sunday worship services:
7:45 a.m. Chapel (in Sanctuary);
10 a.m. Full service with nursery, child
care and Sunday School. Elevator
ST IsABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH:
3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763
Tqes n ui8n Sevcoe Mon~deankand
8Daily MassS rddnsay g1T~hursday, Friday,
Sunday Masses, 8:30 and 1p0:30 a.m
August and September Services
Saturday, Vigil Mass 5 p.m.
Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS
2304 Periwinkle Way between the
Bean & Bailey's, 472-2173
Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector
Sundaays ata8 an ml0:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
OF THE ISLANDS:
Meets on the first Sunday of each month
from December through April at the
Sanibel Congregational Church
20e500 PecrsnkledWayaat 7:3 bpr~hme n
th hr un ay of each month.
For more information call 433-4901 or
email ryil139@aol. com.#
Robert Arkins, of South Haven,
Michigan and Sanibel Island,
passed away in South Haven on
May 2, 2010. He was a long time busi-
nessman in South Haven. He owned
and operated Arkins News Agency and
Arkins Books, Cards, and Gifts in South
Haven and was co-owner and founder
of Hall of Cards and Books in down-
town St. Joseph, Fairplain Plaza, and
Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor. He
was instrumental in setting up the book-
mobih aondsb ookofairs for the elemen-
Bob was also well known for being an
excellent golfer and for his unique person-
ality. Besides serving on many community
committees, he was on the board of
directors of the Citizens Trust and Savings
Bank and the Van Buren Savings and
His family includes his children,
Richard Arkins, Kalamazoo; Jane (Jim)
Bauschke, Kalamazoo; and Susan (Roger)
Olson, South Haven; grandchildren Ryan
(Maureen) Bauschke, Kalamazoo; Patrick
Bauschke, Portage; Jennifer Arkins,
South Haven; Courtney Arkins, Chicago;
Lauren Arkins, Kalamazoo, Reed Arkins,
Kalamazoo; and his great-granddaughter
Shae Bauschke, Kalamazoo.
Bob s wife, Patricia, the love of his
life, passed away in 1990. His brother
Richard, a Navy pilot, died in WWII.
The Arkins family invites Bob s friends
to celebrate his life in the true style of
Bob on Saturday, May 15, from 4 to 6
p.m. at the South Haven Yacht Club,
401 Williams St. Come, share and bring
your memories of Bob.
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ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010
Military veterans and their spouses,
over, are invited to attend
free luncheon and tour at Shell Point
Retirement Community on Friday, May
21. Members of the Shell Point Veterans
Club will serve as hosts and hostesses
at the event, which will include patriotic
entertainment, a brief presentation about
Shell Point, and a guided tour of the
"When my wife and I moved into The
Woodlands at Shell Point in 2008, I was
surprised by how many veterans lived
here," said Jack Hubbard, president of
the community's Veterans Club. "Many
of these retired veterans were career
military, but the majority spent just a few
years in the service, especially during the
years around World War II, the Korean
War, and lately even the Vietnam War,
he said. "Although their service may have
been a long time ago, we find that it was
an important time in our lives and one
we well remember. Meeting others who
shared this experience is very uplifting
and we enjoy getting together."
Guests will learn about the numerous
retirement options available at Shell Point
during the luncheon presentation given
by one of the community's experienced
retirement counselors who will explain
the concept of lifecare and the numerous
benefits received when becoming a resi-
dent at Shell Point. Included in the visit
will be a tour of the popular Shell Point
Train Room, as well as other attractive
amenities, plus decorated model units.
Admission to this event is free; how-
ever, seating is limited, so reservations
are required and may be made by calling
Maureen at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-
Shell Point Retirement Community
is just off Summerlin Road, two miles
before the Sanibel Causeway.M
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Maggi Feiner, Mike Boris, Pat Boris and Susan Stuart
pated in what they call Mission and Outreach Sunday. Each year Chapel by the
Sea has tables in the yard for these agencies to share their work with parishio-
ners. Mission Chairwoman Pat Boris had participated in Outreach Sundays back in
Minnesota and thought the concept was worth bringing to the islands. The partici-
pants learned a lot about various needs here on the islands, many of them finding
out for the first time how many people these service organizations assist.
Chapel by the Sea has been supporting FISH for several years. On April 18, Rev.
Bob Hansel led the concluding service of the chapel's season by challenging all present
to feed the hungry even as they leave to go back home. That day was cold and rainy.
Attendance was about a third of the normal number who usually spill out onto the
chapel yard. Despite the small number, over 250 pounds of non-perishable food was
collected, and an amazing $1,700 was donated.
On May 5, Susan Stuart, board chairwoman, along with Mike Boris, board trea-
surer and Pat Boris, Mission and Outreach
chairperson, presented Maggie Feiner, pres-
ident of FISH, with a check for $2,150, ~~~; ~ fJ~s
reflecting Chapel by the Sea's planned gift Outfitters to thze Outsidters
as well as this wonderful end of season
"We want to extend our heartfelt appre-
ciation to all those who so generously
donated to help us maintain our food pan-
try," said Feiner. "For so many islanders
it is a surprise that the current economic 239-472-8236
climate has created so many needs. Aside
from our driving elderly to doctor appoint-
ments, delivering meals to those who are
not able to get out on their own, lending
wheelchairs and other equipment to visitors
who need assistance, we manage an active
food pantry. This donation will go a long
way in keeping us stocked and ready to
help. Thank you all."O
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by Shirley Jewel
R Iotary invited back Bill Byle, envi-
L ronmental specialist for Charlotte
1 County Growth Management
Department, to speak about the pos-
sible threat to our environment from the
possible removal the North Cape Coral
Spreader Canal System.
On past visits, Byle spoke about phos-
phate mining in Florida and he gave us a
brief update on that. Phosphate mining
methods leave behind an impenetrable
surface of clay. A few years back, that
concern was in media headlines and
received a great deal of attention. Overall
things have not improved. Mining con-
tinues and the lack of financial resources
(due to the economy) has been unable
to keep the spotlight on this problem.
Large phosphate mining companies
have spent a great deal of money on
public-relations campaigns to clean up the
image of phosphate mining, while aggres-
sively seeking additional lands to mine.
Byle's advice is not to get lulled into
complicity, but to stay vigilant.
Now on to his main topic, the devel-
opment of Cape Coral as a waterfront
paradise with eventually 400 miles of
sea-walled canals through mangroves
and environmentally sensitive areas.
Cape Coral has been plagued with
water and land pollution problems. "In
the 1970's the Florida Department of
Environmental Resources (predecessor of
the FDEP) required General Developmen
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before it reached Matlacha Pass and the
Charlotte Harbor ecosystem. Continuing
development in the northern area of the
Cape caused strain and eventual breach
on the western side of the spreader.
There were plans to address the breach
by relocating the barrier and lift to correct
the problem but now there is a threat to
do away with the spreader.
Removal will cause undeniable dam-
age to the estuaries in the area, Byle said.
One of the estuary's most important roles
is as a nursery, a vital rearing area for
many species of fish and shellfish. It is
estimated that 65 percent of America's
commercial food fishes and shellfishes
and nearly all inshore salt marshes, the
croplands and pastures of the estuary,
are among the most fertile areas on the
planet. Near-shore saltwater sport fishes
are vitally linked to the estuarine system
and thereforeits destruction will affect
our economy in many sectors from food
source to tourism.
Byle said the possible removal of the
spreader is important to everyone in the
area. This is not just a Cape Coral issue
this is counties-wide and a beyond issue.
Get informed, stays informed, and con-
tact your county and state official on this
one, it is important.
Upcoming speakers: May 14, Junior
Achievement of SW Florida; May 21,
The Sanibel Captiva Trust Co.; and May
28, Duane Shaffer.
The club meets at 7 a.m. Friday at
the Beachview restaurant, Drive,
Corporation, principal developer of the
area, to cease dredging canals through
the mangrove fringe as part of its residen-
tial developments, and to install a system
to collect and treat water from areas
it had already developed. This system
became known as the North Spreader
The seven-mile long canal runs rough-
ly parallel to the coast with a western
"spreader" bank, a barrier to flow near
the southern end, and a boat lift at the
barrier. The project was designed so the
spreader collected water from the devel-
oped area and canals and distributed it in
an even "sheet flow" through the man-
grove fringe to its west, in order to filter it
The Three Amigos: Hudson Stirner, Johnny Quillin, and Will Hall
Sanibel Center 4 Life
Bridge Mon. and Wed. 1 p.m.
Essential Total Fitness Mon. through Fri. 9:30 a.m.
Gentle Yoga Mon. and Wed. 11 a.m.
Hand & Foot Cards Tues. 1 p.m.
Happy Hour Fitness Mon., Wed., Fri. 8 a.m.
Mah Jongg Thurs. 1 p.m.
Power Hour Fitness Tues. and Thurs. 8 a.m.
2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743
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The children sang songs they learned in Spanish
Students at the Children's Education Center of the Islands celebrated Cinco de
donned moustaches. The girls wore colorful ponchos and hair ribbons. Ms.
Silvia Zavala, pre-k and Spanish teacher at the school, organized the event. The
children delighted parents, relatives, and friends with songs they learned in Spanish
and Ms. Silvia's Music and Movement class performed a special Mexican dance for
the occasion. After the performance, Mexican Aappetizers were served.O
ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010 15
Celebrates Cinco de Mayo
1509 Perslwnkle Way
Cassandra and Othmane Martinez
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Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree
Across from the Bank of the Islands
16 ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010
An Afternoon Outdoors To Thank
Sanibel Beautification Supporters
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celebrated its ,,,
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Theater provided as: i -
the perfect back-
drop for historic
displays of past
people involved, ~-5'
and scenes of
event was solely Ada Shissler and Vice Mayor Mick Denham
thanking the many donors, volunteers, organizations, businesses and individuals
who have supported SBI and its Periwinkle Partnership project. SBI partnered with
the chamber of commerce, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and
the City of Sanibel to restore the trees and vegetation and to incorporate various
enhancements along Periwinkle Way and the shared use path that were so devas-
tated by Charley.
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design by Trolley tour guests
of Fort Myers,
planned safety features, use of native plant materials, and the city s oversight and
approval. All this occurred while guests cruised along Periwinkle Way.
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Lou Scariot, Bill McBeath, Bob Kern and Diane Stocks helped attendees find a
place to park and directed them to the SBI and Periwinkle Partnership project exhibits.
Bailey s provided a tasty selection of food and cold beverages that were served by Ric
Base of the chamber, and Bob Radigan, official SBI photographer, spent the afternoon
Carolyn Dix gave away raffle tickets (yes, they were free) for native plants from
SCCF s Native Plant Nursery as prizes. They included a thatch palm, stopper, and
myrsine. The lucky winners were Richard Ball, Diane Jones, and Vice Mayor Mick
De iel Beautification looks forward to continuing its mission of promoting the
ongoing beautification of Sanibel Island, "for us, for our children, for our future."
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Last year these events were held in
296 cities, 50 states and 18 countries
across six continents. Additional details
about the Ride of Silence can be found
Further details regarding the local
Sanibel Ride of Silence can be obtained
by contacting Patti Sousa, event coordi-
nator and past president of the Sanibel
Bicycle Club, at 395-1695 or e-mail at
From page 1
Student Art Exhibit
The student exhibit in Phillips Gallery
is sponsored by Visual Arts Patron season
sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore.
The Open Doors exhibit is supported by
Visual Arts season sponsors Deborah and
John La Gorce.M
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T~he annual Ride of Silence is
Planned for Wednesday, May 19,
Sat 7 p.m. at Sanibel Community '
Sanibel Bicycle Club members will ride
as a group, east along Periwinkle Way
to Causeway Boulevard, then north over
the Causeway bridges and islands, turning
around at the underpass on the south end
of the high span bridge. Riders will then
return the way they came to the ride start
point, a trip of approximately eight miles.
(Those who wish will stop for dinner at
Every year on the third Wednesday in
May, bicyclists across the world partici-
pate in the Ride of Silence to honor their
fellow cyclists who have been killed or
injured in cycling accidents. The ride also
brings attention to the need for motorists
and cyclists to safely share the road.
The Sanibel event is conducted by the
Sanibel Bicycle Club as one of its many
initiatives to advocate for safe cycling.
Club members will ride together as a
group, proceeding slowly and silently the
The first Ride of Silence was held in
Dallas, Texas in 1993 to honor Dallas
resident Larny Schwartz who was killed by
the side view mirror of a passing school
bus as he was riding his bike. The ride
was organized by Chris Phelan, a friend
of Schwartz. Phelan did not anticipate
that his one-time event would become an
annual tradition, supported by many com-
munities around the world.
R ain Barrel Workshop Saturday,
L May 22, 9 to 11 a.m. Florida
1 Yards & Neighborhoods Rain
Join Florida Yards and Neighborhoods
for a Rain Barrel Workshop and learn
how rain barrels can collect water from
your roof. Just 1/4-inch of rain on a typi-
cal roof will create over 600 gallons of
water. During class, transform a 55-gal-
lon recycled barrel that you can take
home. This class is taught by Lee County
Extension Master Gardeners.
The next class will be on Saturday,
May 22, 9 to 11 a.m. at Rutenberg
Park, 6490 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort
Myers. Cost is $45 per rain barrel.
Call Pam at 533-7523 to register.M
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The 300-pound loggerhead after being taken out of the boat and strapped to a board for
Island Luou And
Funtastic Fourth Fishing Derby
~urth of July weekend at 'Tween
with the second annual Funtastic
Fourth Fishing Derby a half-day
tournament free to all guests with
fourth of July reservations for three
or more nights. After a fish-filled day,
there will be a Captiva Island Roast
Waters from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. lead-
ing up to the tournament.
The tournament is free for all ages.
There will be three age groups and two
ctgrie~s, inudn rth snges sngle
Prizes will be awarded July 3 at 5 p.m. '
This is a catch and release tournament,
and all participants 16 and over must
have a Florida fishing license.
The Island Roast is $18.95 for two
dinners for all guests staying three or
more nights. Children 10 and under
eat free. Visitors and guests not staying '
three nights or more join in for $18.95 *
per person. It will take place at The Jackson Sprecher, winner for the 2009 longest
Crow's Nest at 'Tween Waters and will single fish in his age group, with his grandfa-
include slow roasted suckling pig, cole- their Mike Bradley
slaw, corn on the cob, baked beans and
Key lime tarts.
For more information call 800-223-5865 or visit www.tween-waters.com.4
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As the Marine Lab boat neared the turtle, it dove. From his canoe, Steve Zubal (inset)
tried to hold the turtle in place with his seine net but failed.
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San Carlos Bay since Tuesday. On
Wednesday, a boat from the Lee County
Sheriff's Marine Unit, assisted by two
other private boats, searched for an hour
in the area where the turtle had been
sighted but had been unable to locate it.
Steve Zubal was fishing from his
canoe on Thursday morning when he
spotted the turtle, which was obviously in
trouble and swimming on its side. SCCF
was notified and Sea Turtle Coordinator
Amanda Bryant, Herpetologist Chris
Lechowicz, Snowy Plover Technicians
Heather Porter and Joel Caouette,
Marine Lab Research Associate Mark
Thompson and Research Assistant
Sabrina Lartz took an SCCF Marine
Laboraton; boat out to look for the turtle.
Zubal kept the turtle in sight until the
However, each time the lab boat
neared, the turtle dove. Zubal unsuccess-
fully tried to use his seine net to restrain
the turtle. Finally, Mark Thompson
jumped into the water, swam over and
held the turtle in place until the boat
could maneuver over to it. The turtle was
brought up into the boat and taken back
to the Marine Lab on Tarpon Bay. Collier
County staff was there to help get the
turtle off the boat and into a van, where
it was transported to a waiting Florida
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
staff person in Fort Myers. From there
it was taken to Sea World with CROW s
The turtle's shell was three-and-a-half
feet long and three feet wide. Bryant esti-
mated that it weighed about 300 pounds,
noting that a turtle that size should weigh
more. It had apparently been ill for some
time (also indicated by the presence of
many barnacles on its head).M
active learning experiences for chil-
dren and adults, the Bailey-Matthews
Shell Museum will offer a number of
regularly scheduled workshops during
the summer months.
*Shelling 101: Everything You
Wanted To Know About Shells But Were
Afraid To Ask Learn How To Find,
Clean and Pack Shells For Safe Travel;
every Monday and Tuesday in May,
June, July and August at 2 p.m. Free
with museum admission.
*Live Tank Demonstration: See Live
Mollusks Up Close and Personal: Monday
through Friday at 3 p.m.; free with muse-
*Walk The Beach With The Experts:
Free Family Beach Walks on Tuesdays
at 9 a.m. from June 15 to August 15
in conjunction with J.N."Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Gulfside
Park on Sanibel.
*Kids Play Parents May... Resort Day
Camp 9 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. July
20, 22, 27. 29 and August 10, 12, 17,
19, 24. Must register the day before;
$15 per child.
Call Diane Thomas at 395-2233 for
sea turtle hatchling
Earn about the life cycles and habits of the sea turtles that nest on island
Beaches at SCCF's (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) Turtle Tracks on
S-hursday, May 20 at 9 a.m.
SCCF coordinates over 100 volunteers who monitor sea turtle nesting on Sanibel
and Captiva. Nesting season began on May 1 and will run through October. Join in for
a talk and touch tank program and learn more about sea turtles, SCCF's monitoring
activities, and what is being done to protect them.
Meet at the Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (near mile marker 1)
on Sanibel. The program is free to members and children, $5 for non-members.
Reservations are not required. Call 472-2329 for more information.#
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Reservations are required Also Available for Private Charters
Departing from Sanibel Marina
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Small Critters Steal Touch Tank Show
ta"ons are ocfe edpil rt a~m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more informationgo to
Turtle Tracks Program At SCCF
Some of the small creatures you might encounter during a visit to the Tarpon Bay
Explorers' Touch Tank and Aquarium Exhibit
food for their fast-growing chicks. You might see pelicans and osprey diving
into the water or herons and egrets wading in the shallow grass flats. What
are these feathered parents hunting for? They feed on the thousands of small fish,
mollusks, and crustaceans that live on the bottom of the estuaries.
While it can be difficult to see beneath the surface of the water to observe these
small creatures, you can get a great view of many of them in the Touch Tank and
Aquarium Exhibit at Tarpon Bay Explorers. The Explorers offer presentations in the
during which a naturalist talks about the lives of animals such as spider crabs, oysters,
lightning whelks, burr fish and horse conchs. You can see how a giant red hermit crab
protects itself by living in a salvaged snail shell.
Many visitors are thrilled to closely observe a pair of sea horses, covered in bony
plates instead of scales. It is the male sea horse that carries babies. Touch Tank presen-
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Red-shouldered hawk in cage
In the wild, a juvenile hawk who has
not quite fledged might be able to scrap
for existence on the ground, but would be
without his No.1 form of defense (flying),
and would be potential prey to bobcats,
raccoons, alligators and other large rap-
"We are getting all kinds of baby
birds," said Dr. Amber McNamara.
"Sometimes they just need a little time
to bridge the gap from the nest to fully
"He should be flighted ven; soon,
and then we will take him back to Pine
Island," she said.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for
native and migratory wildlife from the
Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital
accepts patients seven days a week
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations
to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957.
Call 472-3644 or visit:
Within 48 hours the hawk started to
revive. He ate three mice on Day 2 and
looked bright and alert. "He's holding his
wings well and standing strong," said Dr.
Amber. "His instincts are kicking in.
The hawk was transferred to the
Cannon Flight cage outdoors on May 10
and should be ready for release in the
middle of May. Dr. Amber expects the
bird's pit stop at CROW to be fairly brief.
CROW Case Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
On the eve-
a~ IF;May 5 Toni
Mitchell was in
-her home on Pine
igIP Island when she
heard a funny noise
on the porch. She
has two cats, so
she figured it was
probably them, but
when she looked around she did not see
About 15 minutes later she heard a
tremendous thud. This time the noise
came from the bedroom window. "It was
really odd," said Mitchell. "The screen
was really shaking.
Hanging from the screen in her win-
dow was a juvenile hawk. Toni went out
into the yard and pried him loose and he
dropped onto the ground. She called a
neighbor, wrapped him up in a sheet and
placed him in crate; she could tell he was
too young to fly.
"There was someone in the neighbor-
hood lighting firecrackers," said Mitchell.
"I think they frightened him."
The bird was skinny and dehydrated
upon arrival at CROW the following day.
Staff gave him fluids and a mouse the first
night, and checked for signs of trauma.
He looked OK.
22 ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010
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Bright yellow flower puffs contrast with
Pest and insect resistance mean less
maintenance and more time to enjoy
sweet acacia's airy, feathery glong.
Propagate this native tree with seeds
or cuttings. It can be grown as a con-
tainer or bonsai tree, too.
Sources: National Audubon Society
Field Guide to Florida, The Shrubs and
Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson,
Plant Smart explores sustainable
gardening practices that will help you
create a low-maintenance, drought-
tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant
South Florida landscape.M
Sweet acacia's long thorns provide protective cover for nesting birds and make it a good
barrier plant in the home landscape
This member of the pea family grows
15 to 25 feet in height and to a width
of similar proportions. It develops a
rounded, symmetrical open crown and
has somewhat rough brown bark. Many
small leaflets comprise the leaves of about
four inches long.
Small fragrant pom-poms appear
individually or in clusters. They bloom
throughout the year in South Florida and
The fruit in the glossy three- to six-
inch cylindrical pods are a food source for
birds and other wildlife.
On a practical note, sweet acacia's
long sharp thorns make it an excellent
barrier or security plant for the landscape.
The paired whitish thorns also ensure
safe cover and nesting areas for birds.
This evergreen tree is highly drought
tolerant and moderately salt tolerant.
Plant it in full sun in well-drained soil.
Drought-tolerant sweet acacia prefers full
by Gerri Reaves
Sweet acacia's (Acacia farnesiana)
fine-textured, feathery leaves and
Yellow puff-ball flowers make it
one of Florida's most beautiful shrubs
or small trees. Its native habitat includes
shell mounds, pinelands and hammocks.
THE SANIBEL GRILL
/$5 'till 5pm, 7 Days
Snowy plover chick
photo by Hugh McLaughlin
offered Fridays at 10 a.m. at SCCF's
Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva
Road. After a talk about "snowies," the
group will carpool out to the beach to
learn how to spot these elusive shorebirds
in their native habitat. For more informa-
tion, visit SCCF's Web site: http://secf.
Eve-y Day 6 a.m. to 10 n.m.
Jerry's has wheelchairs and electric shopping carts available.
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ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010 23
biks will ehlp ourxs od nts ei asone of
means of island transportation for shop-
ping and errands. Seeing these new bikes
parked outside of our Batchelor Student
Housing Complex makes this a wonderful
day for CROW.
Kirkland, who has been renting bikes
from a variety of locations on Sanibel
since 1985, said, "Our business wouldn't
be successful without the support of
Our local community. So we try to take
advantage of every opportunity we can to
give back to those people and organiza-
tions that make this such a great place to
live, work and visit."M
Billy Kirkland poses with CROW students from left: Katelynn Monti, Jesse MacKenzie, Laura
Clay, Kaylee Quinn and Emily Denstedt and their new bikes
Get New Bikes
ofWildlife (CROW) has received
donation of bikes from Billy
Kirkland, owner of Billy's Bike Shop
and Billy's Rentals. Kirkland has given
five bikes to be used by the students
who temporarily work and live at
"We are thrilled that Billy is help-
ing our students," said Susan Petersen
Tucker, CROW president. "They are so
important to our success and these new
As of Friday, May 7, there were
five snowy plover nests on
Sanibel, with 18 eggs and five
chicks. The eggs in Nest #2 were lost,
possibly due to predation, and the three
chicks from Nest #1 were lost in April,
possibly during a severe thunderstorm,
when a second nest was also washed
over and lost one egg. All the nests are
on Sanibel's east end.
SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation) coordinates the monitor-
ing of snowy plover nesting on Sanibel.
Snowy plovers nest on the beach. SCCF
stakes protective exclosures around
snowy plover nests. Please do not enter
the staked exclosures and keep dogs out
as well. When snowy plovers are not
moving, they are extremely well camou-
flaged. If a snowy plover is flushed from
its nest, it takes very little time for the hot
sun to damage the eggs.
The snowy plover is a state-listed,
threatened species on Sanibel. The most
recent estimate indicates that around 200
pairs of snowy plovers remain along the
west coast of Florida, from the Panhandle
through Cape Sable. Snowy plover nest-
ing season runs through August, and
they can nest two or three times in one
You can learn more about snowy plo-
vers on Sanibel at the weekly program
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up this week
with big schools of
rolling fish being
found all through
our area. After
weeks of a scat-
tered fish here and
there the tarpon
migration is finally in full swing.
Calm mornings with light winds made
spotting and finding the fish so much
easier than it has been. Almost every one
of my tarpon spots in the sound from
Cabbage Key all the way down to south
of the Sanibel Causeway held good num-
bers of fish.
Part of the reason the tarpon really
showed up in giant numbers this week is
the water quickly jumped up to a warm
83 degrees and finally started to get clear.
With the clear calm conditions we had
most days it was possible to see the tar-
pon both rolling and laid up in sandholes
all over the sound. I only fished for them
in the bay this week but had reports from
fellow guides of huge numbers of fish
showing up at Knapp's Point. The dif-
ference in the number of fish in the area
from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday
morning was like night and day, with
thousands of tarpon pouring all through
From midweek on, we jumped
between three and five fish daily; they
weighed anywhere from 60 pounds all
the way up to the 150-pound range. Live
pinfish and threadfins floated out from
the boat under a bobber worked best for
me. The cut bait rods did not see much
action at all with only a few jumped fish
on cut mullet and catfish tails.
Though I have not really been able
to get any strikes while sightfishing and
throwing at rolling fish, it sure makes
fishing much better when you are seeing
rolling fish in all directions. When you are
in rolling fish like this it's just a matter of
time until a tarpon picks up one of your
Tarpon is the perfect shallow water gamefish
I like to be on the water before first
light when chasing tarpon this time of
year. Usually I go out and catch my pin-
fish the night before a charter and keep
them alive in the water. This way I can
leave the dock in the dark, 5:30 to 6
a.m. and be among the fish as the sun
rises. This is the magic hour. Being the
first boat on the spot can pay off big, as
it did with a hook-up within 30 seconds
of pitching the first bait one morning this
week. Tarpon usually show and roll better
at first light when the oxygen content in
the water is at the lowest level. The lower
the oxygen content the more they have
to gulp air. On the really calm days we
did see rolling fish all day long but not in
the huge numbers like the first few hours
One of the favorite parts of my job as
a fishing guide is putting clients on their
first tarpon. This week I got to do it three
or more times and clients always have
that same reaction of amazement. This is
not like any other fishing you have ever
done: First seeing the rolling fish and the
size of the fish; then to feel one hooked
up and see it jump all the way out of the
water as it screams the line of the reel
like a freight train; then about 30 minutes
into a battle feeling how much will power
and just how strong these fish are.
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Send Us Your Fish Tales
The Island Sun 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 Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to
firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213.
ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010 25
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JenSe n's IVa rina
Everglades Summit In DC
Emmy award-winning anchor and best-selling author Tom Brokaw and Grammy
lion minded business, conservation and civic leaders in Washington, DC, on May
19 and 20 for the first-ever America's Everglades Summit, hosted by the Everglades
Foundation and its partners.
Brokaw will moderate the kick-off event, a multi-media roundtable discussion featur-
ing top government officials from Washington and Tallahassee. The roundtable will
highlight the enormous ecological and economic benefits associated with the protec-
tion and restoration of America's Everglades.
Participants in the roundtable discussion include:
*Eric Buermann, chairman, South Florida Water Management District Governing
Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the army (civil works)
Galy Guzy, deputy director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality
Paul Tudor Jones, chairman, Everglades Foundation
Dan Kimball, superintendent, Everglades & Dry Tortugas National Parks
Col. Alfred Pantano, Jr., district commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Michael Sole, secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Tom Strickland, assistant secretary of Parks, Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Department
of the Interior
*Carol Ann Wehle, executive director, South Florida Water Management District
On the evening of May 19, the Summit will feature an Old Florida-style barbecue
and reception to celebrate recent Everglades restoration successes. The highlight of the
night will be a concert featuring the Grammy-award winning band Blues Traveler at
the historic Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. Honorary co-chairs for the night's activities
include Senator Bill Nelson, Senator George LeMieux, Representative Alcee Hastings
and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart.
On Thursday, May 20, Summit attendees will hear from key congressional leaders
before they fan out across Capitol Hill to lobby lawmakers for continued support for
Everglades restoration funding.
"Our message to policymakers will be clear: maintaining support for Everglades
restoration has never been more important," said Kirk Fordham, CEO, Everglades
Foundation. "It is critical that we build on recently launched restoration projects to sup-
port continued funding in Congress for the advancement of this ecosystem restoration
For more information about the America's Everglades Summit, visit www.ever-
hok whe cts it f shincuobratarc e
but for these last two seasons I have
switched from J-hooks to 4/0 and 5/0
circle hooks for my live baits too. For
their size, tarpon generally take a bait
really slowly, then gulp it down and swim
off. As soon as they feel pressure on
the line they go airborne and the battle
is on. My ratio of landed fish to jumped
fish while using these circle hooks has
improved from one out of three landed
to one out of two landed. When using
these live bait circle hooks I slide a small
plastic bead to the curve of the hook to
stop the hook turning and rehooking the
Tarpon in my opinion are just about
the perfect gamefish. The fact that you
can sightfish them makes the experience
like hunting. Their giant size and unstop-
pable power make them the a battle of
a lifetime. Pound for pound I don't think
there is a stronger fish that swims. Add
to that the fact you can catch them in
shallow water out of small boats and that
they jump completely out of the water
multiple times what could be better for
a light tackle angler.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to
as a back country fishing guide for more
than 10 years. If you have comments or
questions email captmattmitchell~aol.
captiva Island Yacht Club
as a junior sailing program and July 4
party and a beautiful beach.
Membership Chairman Dick Pyle
encourages residents to take advantage of
this opportunity to use the club and meet
"CIYC is a terrific place to bring fami-
lies and have parties in the summer...
and he fobd Sra!" e 9eost he
bers can be approved for full equity after
Foremore information or an applica-
tion, call Pyle at 472-8300 or 395-1886.
Also check out www.captivaislandy-
T e CatvaIlndYct Cu,
Mexico and Roosevelt Channel'
has announced a new summer family
membership npr mcambeginningu Mame
members will have full use of all the
club's facilities, including the dining
room, boat docks, social programs such
Yvonne Neal, Cathy Gerasin, Fay Carney, Rita Simpson, Captain John Carney, Jim
LaVelle, Mike Neal, Bob Simpson, and Lynne and George Campean mingling at the dock
Cruise and rendezvous leaders Bill and Marilyn Helfers
submitted by Bob Allen
Squadron before all the snow birds migrate north. Traveling down Pine Island
Sound under the C span, swinging wide around the shallows southwest of
the B span, course of 083 degrees to Matanzas Pass, under the San Carlos Bridge,
along the NNE side, we arrived at our rendezvous at Parrot Key. With plenty of
great dockage, we strolled from our boats to those of our fleet to admire their boats
and hope for a sampling of any available hors d'oeuvres.
Next, it was in to the bistro for our luncheon and an extended time for stories of
boats and seas. A great party.#
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its construction, its layers and to see this
cross section of over a thousand years of
Southwest Florida histon). Reservations
are required as space is limited. Cost for
ti uniu opportnt i sn 5Thper p son
House Cultural Resources Center. Return
time to Punta Rassa is 1:30 p.m.
For more information or reservations
call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300.#
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learn more about the biology
feline that moves peacefully among
us, attend Bobcat Tales on Wednesday'
May 19 at 10 a.m. in te Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation (SCCF) audi-
torium. Cost of the program is $5 per
adult, with SCCF members and children
attending for free.M
Toke A Cruise
Info The Past
and The Mound House Cultural
Resources Center an historic cruise
is being offered on Friday, June 18.
Departure will be from Punta Rassa at
9 a.m. and the cruise will proceed to
the historic Mound House on Estero
Bay where Theresa Schober, director
of cultural resources, will conduct a tour
and sneak peek of the new underground
Along the way you'll learn about the
dynamic history and ecology of Punta
Rassa, Pine Island Sound and Estero Bay.
The new exhibit at The Mound House
offers a rare opportunity to walk in to
an actual Calusa shell mound to observe
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The Athanas family from Long Island, New York at the fritillary viewing area: Samantha, 5,
Michelle and Ryan
From page 1
Supporter Sponsor of the Year. This
year 90 Angels were nominated for 14
categories and a panel of independent
judges residing outside of Lee County
chose the winners.
John Boler, industrialist, financier, and
philanthropist, is chairman and founder
of The Boler Company, which is one of
the largest privately-held vendors to the
transportation industry. With their philan-
thropic support of BIG ARTS for more
than 10 years, as well as their long-time
support of the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater, John and his wife Mary Jo have
helped to bring world-class cultural events
and entertainment to Southwest Florida
audiences. They also provided BIG ARTS
with a beautiful garden and gathering
area named in their honor.
In February of 2009 the State of
Florida honored the Bolers with a
proclamation for their philanthropy in
Southwest Florida, particularly to BIG
ARTS, The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater, Multiple Sclerosis, Sanibel
Historical Society, Arthritis Foundation,
Florida Chapter, Southwest Region,
St. Isabel's Catholic Church, and the
American Cancer Society of Lee County.
BIG ARTS Executive Director Lee
Ellen Harder said, "The Bolers are won-
derful. Their philanthropic efforts have
touched so many people. Their support
has made it possible for BIG ARTS to
offer quality programs to the community
and they continue to help us fulfill our
At the awards ceremony, John Boler
said, "Mary Jo, my wife of 52 years, and
I, are very honored and pleased that you
would choose to recognize our efforts
over many years of support to the BIG
ARTS and now its new program, the
Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater."
Boler went on to thank the "many
people of talent who give generous
amounts of their time so that many
people, whether they be local fulltime
residents, or visitors to this wonderful
area, to have a source of cultural enter-
tainment. I thank them all and thank the
Alliance's Angels of the Arts, for this rec-
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At The Sanibel
F `itillayi butterflies are on view at the
SSanibel Public Library Children's
SArea. These wonderful butterflies
start out as caterpillars. The caterpillar
makes its chrysalis and then emerges
as a butterfly. Children's Librarian Barb
Dunkle releases the butterflies when they
are ready. Viewers can see the entire
process at the library throughout the
month of May.
Library Commissioner Millie Ford
provides the butterflies; Ford and library
volunteer Bill Wollschlager provide the
food, which is curly passion vine.O
Summer means a lot of fun things on Sanibel and one of them is Arts Camp at
BIG3pm. ue2 truhAgut1.I ARTS. Two programs are available, both Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.
Children entering grades K through 5 in the fall will be offered activities on a rotat-
ing schedule including painting, pottery, music, drama, and movement. Arts and music
appreciation, weekly projects, and interactive stage productions encourage interest
and wonder in the arts. For grades K through 5, tuition is $115 per week. If reserving
three or more weeks, the cost is $100 per week.
The fine arts apprentice program for middle and high school students provides an
opportunity to be an instructor or just take classes. Courses include fused glass, mosa-
ic, acting and improvisation, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, and metalsmithing. Volunteer
opportunities are also available. Middle school tuition is $70 per week.
BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp is supported by LAT Foundation and Sanibel
Captiva Community Bank. Tuition assistance is available.
For more information or to register, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, call
395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.M
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lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Enjoy fresh seafood, Prime steaks
or any of our chefs selections, while
enjoying a beautiful sunset right
from your table. We offer a large
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he Botanical Gardens at Sanibel
ing with many exotically unique
tropical and native plants. Join Master
Gardener Anita Marshall for an open to
the public two-hour walking tour of the
gardens every Wednesday at 9 a.m.
This is a must see for plant lovers and
garden clubs. RSVP is required. Cost
is $5 per person. Call for reservations,
472-4119 or visit www.sanibelmoorings.
Brock. Music for the reception and inter-
mission will be performed by pianist Mary
Seaith the technical and creative assis-
tance in staging and design by Edison
State College theater director, Stuart
Brown, Bochette brings together original
music and video by Rodney Woolsey and
original poetry by Jim Brock, all created
specifically for this dance. The perfor-
mance builds on the theme of salvaging,
with modern dance that is accessible, lyri-
cal, vibrant, and whimsical.
Through this performance, Bochette
wants her audience to consider the
dynamic of salvaging in our own lives,
whether it is spiritual, familial, ecological,
or nostalgic, in which we seek to reclaim,
recover, remember, and even revise our
own lives. The event then brings together
the audience as community. It also affords
each of us a little space for personal
p herremr tio is at 7 p and the
Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center is in
the River District of Fort Myers at 2301
First Street. Tickets are $35. For more
information and tickets, call the box office
at 337-1933 or visit the Web site at
Our email address is
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Will come alive with dance
music, film, and poetry in the world-
pemier aof Salae se of dan ees
Alyce Bochette, featuring the Bochette
Alyce Bochette is co-director of Dance
Bochette, and she spent 20 years tour-
ing internationally with dance companies
including Mark Morris, May O'Donnell,
and Rachel Lampert. For the May 21
event, Bochette will dance one solo
piece, Suspension, choreographed by
May O'Donnell in 1939, with music by
The Bochette Dancers include local
dacrs Mariqut An~de sn, Jenmifer d
Gerri Reaves, and the performance
features actors Katie Pankow and Jim
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On display at the Sanibel Library,
throughout the month of May,
Sis a vibrant, colorful exhibit,
Tropical Treasures. Sanibel artists Jane
Hudson and Eleanor Harries, have
collaborated to present a show which
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by Tanya Hochschild
Tennis 30 years on
Two set games
Boiled milk skin
Eleanor Harries, Golden Dewdrop
Jane Hudson, The Trellis
Jane Hudson, Tropicalia
Eleanor Harries, Wild Cotton
includes floral paintings, oil collages,
landscape art, still life and tropical birds.
The tropical beauty of Sanibel is Jane
Hudson s continual inspiration. Her sub-
ject matter changes as vibrant color chal-
lenges her work.
Eleanor Harries, also has been inspired
by our local natural world. Influencing
her art has been the fascinating stories
of how native vegetation has been used
by many cultures in the past and present.
The link between these stories and their
expression as art continues to be her per-
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5. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by
6. South Of Broad by Pat Conroy
7. Cutting for Stone by Abraham
8. Living Sanibel by Charles Sobczak
9. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and
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also looking fonvard to learning about
new strategies in e-marketing and social
Miller will give a presentation on her
Publishing University and BookExpo
America experiences to attendees at
FPA's 2010 Publishing Ed-U-Conference,
scheduled for October 8 and 9 at the
Helmsley SandCastle Hotel in Sarasota.
She will also write articles about what she
learned for the group's FPA Sell More
BoMkis1 r se pls ng company was estab-
lished in 2005 to bring her first children's
book, DILLO A Baby Armadillo's
Adventure on Sanibel Island, to the
retail market. Jungle House Publications
maintains a focus on wildlife storybooks
for children, and has subsequently pub-
lished DILLO The Coloring Book and
The Mysterious Creature, both written
and illustrated by Randon T. Eddy. Kyle's
next children's book, Snowuy Pea & the
Ghost Crab, illustrated by Randon T.
Eddy, will be released in late summer.#
TOp Ten Books
On The Island
1. Whisper from the Ocean by
2. Those Who Save Us by Jenna
3. Guernsey Literary and Potato
Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann
Kyle L. Miller
Island, has been awarded a scholarship
to attend the national IBPA Publishing
University. Offered by the Independent
Book Publishers Association, the annual
two-day event is scheduled for May 24
and 25 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New
Yoile said, "Attending the IBPA
Publishing University will give me the
opportunity to learn from some of the
most renowned experts in the publishing
business. The knowledge I gain will help
me build more efficient and success-
ful publishing business. My main areas
of interest are publicity, promotion, and
bookselling, both on and off the Internet.
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Miller is a member of both the Florida
Publishers Association, Inc. affiliate and
the parent group, Independent Book
Publishers Association (IBPA). IBPA pro-
vides each affiliate group scholarships for
up to two qualified members who want
to grow their businesses. The FPA board
recommended Kyle Miller, and Dr. Pedro
Soto of Dade City, from a slate of five
applicants, and the IBPA board agreed.
The IBPA Publishing University, now
in its 26th year, offers courses in all
aspects of book publishing. Topics include
traditional aspects of publishing, as well
as newer topics, such as books and
social networking. Miller will also attend
BookExpo America, the largest publish-
ing event in North America, to be held in
New York City immediately following the
"At the BookExpo America I will be
taking several courses that will provide
strategies for increasing book sales.
Some of the courses are Designing and
Executing an e-Strategy for Authors,
Kids and the eReading Experience,
From Writer to Reader, and Bookselling
Strategies on Amazon. Miller said, "I am
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Side Of Trarvel
by Priscilla Friedersdorf
W I ith the European skies ash filled,
\ \/Al Quaeda operatives snatched
From planes and now Helmut
Peters' often cringe-inducing tales of
foreign travel, we might rethink any
excursions away from this secure island
paradise. His book, The Lighter Side of
Travel is an essay collection from a life
of adventures, escapades and-mishaps
begun in 1947, when as a child of five,
he left Germany for South Africa.
Each vignette is recounted succinctly
in chapters of only a few pages as Peters
roams the world. It is not a boring recita-
tion filled with unforgettable wonders of
the world; rather it is a true life remem-
brance of the vagaries and peculiarities
found in farflung exotic places. Thievery,
bad meals, bug ridden hotel rooms, pred-
atory women and rampaging wild animals
are but a few perils he encountered
When I got to his travels in Germany,
I started laughing. Peters hits his journal-
istic stride with these stories and never
falters. Because of the format, never
overlong or burdened with detail, you
can't wait to read his next travel tale.
The Irish-Caddy relates of a day on
the links with caddies who bet among
themselves on the hapless visiting players.
East meets West demonstrates resource-
fulness in workers and mechanics from
both sides of the Berlin Wall; one from
the West would analyze the problem and
order the part, conversely a mechanic
as if I was a long lost friend, and I will
always cherish this brief encounter with
this man." As a reader you will mirror
those sentiments about Peters, now a
Sanibel resident. He concludes his literary
travel feast containing 110 stories with
several amusing vignettes about Sanibel,
Shell Point Hosting
COOk Out, Tour
CIhell Point Retirement Community will
\host an assisted living informational
~event on Tuesday, May 25 at 5 p.m.
at its Kings Crown Assisted Living on The
Island at Shell Point.
There will be cook-out and a presen-
tation about Shell Point's assisted living
options presented by Rita Southern, direc-
tor of assisted living. The presentation will
be followed by a tour of the facility iand
Shell Point has two assisted living
facilities on site, the King's Crown Assisted
Living and the Arbor Assisted Living. The
King's Crown was recently renovated and
features 120 residential units. The Arbor
Assisted Living has 132 units.
To reserve a space or for more informa-
tion call McKenzie Boren at 454-2077.0
Captiva, and Fort Myers; The Swuanky
Restaurant, Health Care, The Stuck
Dog, and The Rum and Vodka Golf
The Lighter Side of Travel is now
available at Bailey's General Store and
local bookstores and gift shops.M
from the East would order the part but
"...make every effort to repair the existing
part with whatever means and tools he
had available... even if it meant using wire
and chewing gum.
Peters maintains his curiosity and
sense of humor through every foreign
encounter; always seeing the bright side
or another life lesson. He is robbed The
Eager Porter (Frankfort), swindled The
Barter (Tunisia), terrified The Rasta Man
(Jamaica) and banned from play Gestapo
Peters, as a successful businessman,
has travelled the globe but never lost his
enthusiasm for the unique and unusual.
Mandela Experience (Washington, DC)
recalls his chance and brief meeting with
his fellow South African. "...he made me
feel completely at ease and spoke to me
Kings Crown Grand Salon Area
Dick Hyman Reiko
Shell Point Retirement Community will present a Summer Music Series for the
torium as follows:
Dick Hyman Trio, The Great American Songbook, Thursday, June 24 at 7 p.m.
The Naples Jazz Orchestra, The Best of Big Band, Monday, July 19 at 7p3.m.
Reiko, Violinist and Friends, Monday, August 2, at 7 p.m
Tickets are on sale now and the entire concert series with all three concerts can be
purchased for $35, or individually for $15. To purchase tickets or for more informa-
tion call 454-2067.M
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Ab autr Hbof ol946 London is emerg-
ing from the shadow of the second World
War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking
for her next book subject. Who could
imagine that she would find it in a letter
from a man she's never met, a native
of the island of Guernsey. As Juliet and
her new correspondent exchange letters,
Juliet is drawn into the world of this man
and his friends. The Guernsey Literary
and Potato Peel Pie Society a book club
born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when
its members were discovered breaking
curfew by the Germans occupying their
island boasts an outstanding cast of
characters, from pig farmers to phrenolo-
gists, literature lovers all. Juliet knows
she has found the subject of her book,
and possibly much more, and sets sail for
Guernsey, changing the course of her life
The discussion will be held in the
library ground floor meeting room across
from the elevator (Meeting Room 4). It is
preferable to come having read the book
to be able to join in the lively discussion,
bu ltl 1r 48e 3me. If you have questions
Read us online at
T h cdm tSelPitivtsthe public to attend a program presented by Robert N. Macomber, a well-
known local author. Macomber will offer insight into research for his latest
book, The Darkest Shade of Honor, on Monday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. The presentation will be held in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands
neighborhood at Shell Point Retirement Community, Fort Myers.
The book is set in 1886 with scenes from New York, Havana, Key West, Tampa,
Sarasota, and many barrier islands in Florida. The plot revolves around a story of
Cuban revolutionaries who are operating in Florida, while Spanish agents try to stop
them and the U.S. Government attempts to discover them.
Books will be available with a book signing at the end of the presentation.
The event is free; however seating is limited and a reservation is required. Call 454-
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The Twins Face Issue: Two Great
Catchers, Only One Can Play Daily
by Ed Frank
It's a dilemma. It' sa monopoly. It' sa problem to die for. Just ask
Sany Major League general manager or field manager.
The perplexing issue is the fact that the Minnesota Twins
have the best two catchers in baseball, yet how can both play on a
Few will argue that Joe Mauer, the reigning American League
MVP and AL batting champion three of the last four years, is the
game's best catcher perhaps the best in history. That's why the
Twins recently signed him to an eight-year $184 million contract
But when Mauer recently went down with a foot injury, the
Twins called up from Triple A Rochester their top prospect, Wilson Ramos, who
promptly smashed out seven hits in his first two games while displaying a veteran s pres-
ence behind the plate.
The "backstop backlog" of the Twins was highlighted last week by the Chicago
Tribune and the Minneapolis Star Tribune both reporting that Ramos' value could
result in a blockbuster trade by the Twins for possibly a top-flight relief pitcher since their
All-Star closer Joe Nathan is lost for at least a year while recovering from surgery.
The 22-year-old Ramos, a native of Venezuela, is no stranger to local baseball fans.
He played the entire season here in 2008 when he led the Fort Myers Miracle to a divi-
sion championship while batting .288 with 13 home runs and 78 RBIs in 126 games.
A broken finger and a pulled hamstring limited Ramos to a half-season at Double A
New Britain last year where he compiled a .317 average over 59 games.
This past spring, he dazzled the Twins and the opposition alike when he powered his
way to a .400 batting average. Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire made no secret of his
desire to keep Ramos on his 25-man roster when the team broke camp.
But the front office decided it was better for his future to play every day at Triple A
Rochester rather than just occasionally backing up Mauer.
"He needs to play," Twins General Manager Bill Smith said at the time. "He needs
tbogphaybevr d ,r and we think it would be a disservice to keep him sitting. He's got a
That future arrived quickly when Mauer was injured in early May and Ramos was
called up. At week's end having played in seven games, he was hitting .296.
Now that Mauer has recovered, the Twins face the same dilemma they did at the
conclusion of spring training. Do they keep the exciting Ramos as a back-up to Mauer?
Do they trade him, or do they send him back to the minors?
We should know that answer soon.
The F;rAM ers Mhircn aHde three
iston'spitehsbg as rnto tmei ror in me ent
Early this week, the Twins announced
that they promoted right-handed pitchers
Liam Hendriks and Steve Blevins to High-A
Fort Myers from Low-A Beloit. To make
room on the Miracle 25-man roster, pitcher
Michael Allen was promoted to Double-A
Hendricks, a native of Australia, was 2-1
with a 1.32 ERA with Beloit. Blevins was
tied for third in the Midwest League with six
saves and a 2-0 record with Beloit.
Last week, the Twins also promoted left-
hander Dan Osterbrock from Beloit after he
had pitched a no-hitter for the Snappers in
a seven-inning game. Osterbrock is out of
the University of Cincinnati.
The 12-17 Miracle play on the road
this week at Tampa and Bradenton before
returning home to Hammond Stadium
today, Friday, for a 10-game home stand
starting with the Bradenton Marauders wilson Ramos
today and Saturday, followed by four games
with Cleanvater and four games against Daytona.
Kyle Gibson Moves To New Britain
Kyle Gibson, the Minnesota Twins first-round draft pick last year, was promoted
to Double-A New Britain this week. He departs Fort Myers after picking up a victory
Monday at Tampa. The 22-year old posted a 4-1 record with a 1.87 ERA in seven starts
for then Miracle, while striking out 40 batters in 43 2/3 innings.#
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~he City of Sanibel Recreation Department recognizes Volunteer of the Month
SMacKinnon is a self-proclaimed "snow bird" who has been volunteering with
the youth programming at the recreation center for the past two winters. When not on
Sanibel, he spends his summers in the Seattle area. After retiring from a 30-year career
as an electronic technician for Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company, he loves to inspire
children s interest in science and technology. His work with the youth programming on
special science and technology projects has been a perfect fit. MacKinnon said, "My
favorite part of being a volunteer is that I get to use my life and career experience to
offer children new perspectives. These special projects have been such a great resource
for them. The entire experience has given me a sense of accomplishment and contribu-
tion to the youth of our community."
Volunteer opportunities are now available. For information on joining your friends
and neighbors who serve as recreation center volunteers call 472-0345.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-
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Sanibel Tennis Teams Ready To Rock
Nicole Benzrihem, Deanna Taub, Maven Macintosh, Jacqueline Cloutier, Katie DuPre
are currently in the middle of challenge matches to determine who will play in the top
singles and doubles positions.
The boys team consists of Michael Damico, Cole Connor, Kirk Williams, Andrew
Turner, Austin Anderson, David Wright and Connor Tomlinson.
On the girls team are Mariya Rybak, Nicole Benzrihem, Jacqueline Cloutier, Maven
Macintosh, Deanna Taub, Katie DuPre and Olivia Lohnes.
The players meet for practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Parents and tennis fans are encouraged to support the players for their two home
Bradley said she appreciates The Sanctuary allowing her to take time from the club
to help out with the school teams. "The Sanctuary is very supportive of me coach-
ing the tennis teams and also the volleyball team in the fall. The club is very active in
the community, and having such an awesome school on our islands is something we
should all be proud of," she said.M
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Cole Connor, David Wright, Austin Anderson, Michael Damico, Andrew Turner, Kirk
Williams, Connor Tomlinson, Christie Bradley
by Brian Johnson
W ith sunshine and blue skies back at last, the middle school boys and girls
tennis teams have been practicing on the courts at the Sanibel Recreation
Tennis coach Christie Bradley, who is the director of tennis and fitness at The
Sanctuary, is putting them through a series of drills to hone their forehands, back-
hands, serves and volleys.
"It's a great group of kids they have fun, give 100 percent and support each
other," said Bradley, who is coaching the team for the fifth year. "The improvement
I've seen in just a couple of weeks has been amazing.
They play two home matches at the recreation complex this year: on May 18 at
5:30 p.m. versus Six-Mile Cypress and on May 25 at 5:30 p.m. against Dunbar. They
of making the post-season
tournament with an electri-
fying performance win-
ming 18-13, and All Island
Glass etched up the Royal
Shell Rookies 18-11.
The Sanibel Adult
Softball League plays every
Wednesday and Thursday
night at The Sanibel School
ball fields. For more infor-
mation, contact the recre-
ation center at472-0345.0
by Nick Brown
Sundial. Lazy won their first meeting earlier in the season and were looking to
end the season with their beaks held high.
But this time the sun shone on the Sundial. "We whooped them in their feathered
behind," said "Notorious" Joe Notarian of his team's 16-8 victory.
With a bruised ego, Lazy Flamingo Captain Tracey Brunner replied, "Next year we
will flock and roll over you." The Lazy Flamingo ended up with 3 wins, tied for the
most wins of any expansion team's first season.
In the other games of the week the Aztec Plumbing Warriors scalped the Great
White Grill 14-9 in extra innings to put themselves back into first place with one week
to go. With that win, Sanctuary Island Electric officially ended Bailey's Baggers' hopes
Sanibel Adult Softball League
Lazy Flamingo Flocking Away
1. Who was the last American League player before Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury in 2009 to
have at least 35 stolen bases by the All-Star Break in consecutive years?
2. Which baseball player recorded the highest percentage of votes to be inducted into the
Hall of Fame?
3. Who was the last University of North Carolina football player to be taken in the first
round of the NFL Draft before Hakeem Nicks in 2009?
4. In 2010, the Duke University men's basketball team won its fourth national champion-
ship. How many times have the Blue Devils been in the Final Four?
5. When was the first time the U.S. men's hockey team beat Canada at an Oly pics?
6. NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon has won the most Cup races at Indianapolis Motor Speed-
way (four). Who is second in victories?
7. Which women's tennis player has the most Australian Open singles titles in the Open
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rise or "skyrocket" in the next decades.
*79 percent agree that, "Florida
needs to invest now in transit infrastruc-
ture to competitively attract jobs, tourists,
Erecires, and new business centers in the
.*93 percent think that public transit
is becoming increasingly important to
Florida s future.
*52 percent of respondents identified
themselves as "a business person."
*42 percent say transit is so impor-
tant to Florida's future that they are will-
ing to help spread the message to their
elected officials and the community.
While there are a variety of reasons
for Floridians to choose transit over
driving, the top three benefits of transit
according to the survey are:
FlOf I n
Wa nt Mor e
Pu blic Transit
Public Transportation Association
(FloridaTransit.org) has been con-
ducting an online survey regarding state-
wide attitudes among Floridians regard-
ing pu lic transit. Te surprising results
of the survey were recently released:
*66 percent of respondents say that'
during a trip in Florida within the last
month, they consciously wished that they
had a convenient public transit option as
an alternative to the costs and hassles of
traffic and parkin .
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0 False Crawls 0 False Crawls 0 False Crawls
0 Hatches 0 Hatches 0 Hatches
2009 2009 2009
0 Nests 0 Nests 1 Nests
5 False Crawls 1 False Crawls 1 False Crawls
0 Hatches 0 Hatches 0 Hatches
2008 2008 2008
2 Nests 0 Nests 1 Nests
0 False Crawls 0 False Crawls 1 False Crawls
0 Hatches 0 Hatches 0 Hatches
Sea Turtle Data
May 7, 2010
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The Phillies: Gabby, Hailey, Crystal, Jill, Megan, Madaline and Brianna
Softball moms came out to challenge their daughters on the field
Tphe annual Mother/Daughter Softball games at The Sanibel School ball fields
Were a big success.
SThe Phillies and Mets moms lost to the girls 12-6. The Dodgers and Blue
Jays moms were able to claim a victory at 11-9.
Phillies' coach Carolyn Cooper commented, "It is so awesome to see the girls
evolve into such dynamic softball players. These young ladies are such a pleasure to
work and grow with. I feel honored to be a part of their softball memories."
The end of season standings are:
1st place Dodgers
2nd place Phillies
3rd place Mets
4th place Blue JaysM
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Friday May 14, 2010
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40 ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010
Lee County Public Schools
Announced that six students
have qualified to compete in the
National History Day Competition at the
University of Maryland. These students
eire th origdt to cmtphete by inning
division at both the Lee County History
Day Competition, held in March, and
the state History Day Competition,
which was held earlier this month in
The qualifying students, their schools,
award and project name are:
Widline Castor, Morgan Cook, Chloe
Wilson, and Alexis Rojas from Diplomat
Middle School; First Place, Group
Performance: The Federal Bureau of
nDsle nEvans from Diplomat
Middle School; Second Place, Individual
Pera Jcson f rm Fort Myers
High School; Second Place, Individual
Documentary: Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's
Impact on the Fashion IndustrV
The theme of this year's competi-
tion was Innovation in History: Impact
and Change. Students were challenged
to choose a topic, research its impor-
tance and impact on society and present
their findings in an organized, interest-
ing way. Categories included Individual
Performance, Group Performance,
Individual Documentary, Group
Documentary, Individual Exhibit, Group
Exhibit, Historical Paper, and Web site.
The national competition will take
place June 13 to 17 at The University
of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
Anyone interested in helping fund the stu-
dents' travel expenses may contact Cindy
McClung, coordinator, at 337-8632.4
Team A Winner
French Academic Team attended the
Congress de la Culture Frangoise the
French state competition in Orlando.
The team took first place in its division
and fifth place overall. More than 900
students from 47 schools participated in
the three-day event.
Canterbuly's Casse-Tete Team com-
tdllink ao leoad n y e 1n requiring_
rent events and geography with all ques-
paonsdad anwrsn FrEnch Te DT b m,nd
Aislinn Kane and junior Carl Nist-Lund
defeated all other schools in a five-round
Freshman Kiana Olmstead earned a
Prix du Jury (best in her category) for a
poetry recitation at Level II.
The 25-member team is coached by
Canterbuly French teachers Kathryn
Wilbur and Viviane Chase.#
and left for a right handed golfer.
During the swing keep the lower body
still so that you do not sway, this move-
ment can lead to inconsistent contact
with the ball. This is the same process as
when in a fainvay bunker.
After the strike be sure to finish natu-
rally, do not try to stop the club in the
tfUssn sth en tist ill help roaul hi eau-
Florida pine straw.M
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PGA Golf '
Unor atlcan come to
rest on pine straw.
In this part of the
country it is a very
With the right set-
up this shot can
come off just as if it was on grass. Here
is the technique:
Be very careful when approaching a
golf ball on pine straw. The needles are
all connected, so the slightest movement
can cause the ball to move, which is a
frokle yll, pra tice swing t ell ae es
around the ball it could cause the ball to
move. A lot of times my practice swings
in pine straw won t event hit the ground
to be safe.
Use at least one more club for the
distance than usual, because we are being
still in the swing, the ball won t go as far
Play the ball slightly back in the stance
so that you hit the ball first. If you hit the
straw first the clubface will close like it
does in the rough and the ball will go low
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rea trainers and developers have a
unique opportunity to learn how
Le County School District is suc-
cessfully converting many of its educa-
tional programs to online training. They'll
also hear about an innovative program
for interactive training that begins at the
It's all happening May 19, 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m., when attendees of
the Southwest Florida Chapter of the
American Society for Training and
Development meet for lunch at the Lee
County Public Education Center in Fort
Presenters will be Marie Vetter, prin-
cipal, Trafalgar Elementary School, who
will discuss Kagan Cooperative Learning
Strategies, and Vicki Stockman, director,
staff development, who will talk about
Attendees will also have an opportu-
nity to tour the Education Center and see
various training rooms, computer labs,
and Adult Education program classrooms.
Cost for the meeting is $10, includ-
ing lunch. To register, send an e-mail to
deadline is Monday, May 17.
The Lee County Public Education
Center is at 2855 Colonial Boulevard.M
prsentatinse adFvsi ,r nisvnt st,
mnedmW hsington, DC's monuments and
leaders and historic figures, students study
the impact of leadership throughout criti-
cal periods of American history including
the Civil War and Reconstruction, World
War II, the Great Depression and the .
Civil Rights Movement. Upon completion
of JrNYLC, students gain a greater sense
of understanding of the role of individuals
in American democracy, as well as the
responsibilities of being a leader.
CYLC is a nonpartisan, educational
organization. Since 1985, the Council
has inspired more than 200,000 young
people to achieve their full leadership
potential. Members of the U.S. Congress
j in the commitment by serving on thd
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embassies participate in the Council s
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"The aim of the Junior National
Young Leaders Conference is to inspire
students to recognize their own leadership
skills, measure their skills against those
of current and former leaders and return
home with new confidence in their abil-
ity to exercise positive influence within
their communities," said Marguerite
Regan, dean of academic affairs for the
Congressional Youth Leadership Council
(CYLC), the organization that sponsors
JrNYLC. "Young people are not only
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During the six-day program, scholars
take part in educational activities and
Local Students To
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Of U S. Leaders
This summer, over 250 outstanding
middle school students from across
the United States will take part in
an extraordinary leadership conference
in Washington, DC. Themed Voices of
Leadership: Reflecting on the Past to cre-
ate the Future, the Junior National Young
Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) introduces
young people to the rich tradition of
leadership throughout American history,
while helping them develop their own
One of the students who will be
attending is Alec Worth, a 7th grader at
Oak Hammock Middle School. Alec will
be attending the Junior National Young
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1. He has maintained a High Honor Roll
status for as long as he can remember
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Alec is also the notary for the Junior
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service such as neighborhood clean-ups
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Around The Islands With Anne
From One End To The Other
Taihitian Gardens Has Much To Offer
by Anne Mitchell
I shion and resort clothing, accessories, outdoor wear, top
class fishing gear, fine jewelry, home d&cor, fun and funky
a r collectibles and joke items all this plus two popular
restaurants. We re talking about Sanibel s Tahitian Gardens
Anchored at one end by Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurant
Sand at the other by Adventures in Paradise Outfitters, this center
) o 0 has something for everyone.
aS P May being National Hamburger Month, why not cel-
ebrate America s favorite food with a visit to Cheeburger
Cheeburger for what they do best: a cheeseburger just the way
you want it from the Invent Your Own Taste menu. The 50s-style eatery serves only
100 percent all-natural U.S. Angus beef and offers five sizes and more than 30 top-
pings and 10 cheese choices, at no additional charge.
For high style and comfort, one of my favorite island boutiques is C. Turtles for
coveted brands such as Michael Stars and Testament tops and dresses, Seven For All
Mankind jeans, Royal Robbins cool mesh shorts and Da Nang distressed cargo pants.
Also check out the uber-glitzy and ultra-comfy Yellow Box flip-flops. Owner Susan
Flinn says they re what keep her feet happy all day long when she s working. They re
priced at $30 to $50. Another not-to-be-missed item is the Coobie wireless and seam-
less bras. They are styled like sports bras and have a little padding for a smooth finish
and they come in neutral and bright colors, price $20 with straps, $18 without, and
they re flying off the shelves.
Since the recent closure of Escentials, C. Turtles now carries Archipelago fragranc-
es, candles, soaps and diffusers. The newest scents are Morning Mint, Pomegranate
Do flip through the sale rack of floaty and feminine tops and gorgeous long, shoul-
der-baring dresses that can take you from lounging by the pool to a casual dinner or to
the beach, depending on how you accessorize.
Nearby Sanibel Resort Wear carries swimsuits, sandals, cover-ups and acces-
sories; and Needful Things is fun central for every member of the family with its gag
gifts and cards, good luck charms, lipstick pens, wacky sunglasses and small purses.
Cedar Chest is a fine jewelry store that carries the I Love Sanibel heart pendant
as well as one-of-a-kind island-theme charms, ancient coin jewelry and Chamilia beads.
Just along the boardwalk is the Sanibel Cafe, a popular hangout for breakfast and
lunch and noted for its unique tables that are actually showcases for fossil shells.
Synergy is the home of Life Is Good T-shirts and related items as well as sunglass-
es, sandals and beach stuff. Shiny Objects specializes in glass jewelry including color-
ful dichroic glass pendants and earrings. Incidentally, the best nail file I have ever found
is made of glass, and Shiny Objects sells them for just $6 and $9 depending on size.
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"You're in Good Hands with MB/ so enjoy the peace of mind
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Coobie seamless, strapless com-
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at C. Turtles
Wilford & Lee is a noted
home d&cor and personal acces-
sories store that reflects the
casual island style with its coastal,
tropical and eclectic wall art,
rugs, lamps, table art, table ware,
candles and furniture. The store
also carries SwitchFlops convert-
ible sandals, handbags and beach
Sanibella's has lots of
affordable women s jewelry and
accessories and a collection of
'60s-style Halo beads from the
U.K. They re like the slide-on
beads that are so popular right
now but at a fraction of the
price. These Halo beads are
made from silver plate instead
of sterling or gold but the glass
designs are Murano. Beads are
$12 each and $25 for a wrist
chain and one bead.
Adventures in Paradise
carries Orvis fishing tackle, Island
Wear linen clothing for men and
Asymmetrical styles are
still highly popular at C.
one of the many styl-
ish tops and dresses by
Testament at C. Turtles
Turquoise- Halo beads from the UK at
toned frog Sanibella's
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LIVE ON THE ISLANDS
The Island Cow has live entertain-
ment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The
line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday,
Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak;
Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg
Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and
Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 472-
The Crow's Nest at 'Tween Waters
Inn on Captiva has live music Fridays and
Saturday. Music starts at 9 p.m. Crab
races are scheduled for Tuesdays and
Thursday. Phone 472-5161.
McT's Shrimp House & Tavern on
Sanibel has entertainment on Saturdays;
Ellington's Jazz Bar and
Restaurant has live jazz seven nights
a week from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1244
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 337-
RC Otter's, 11506 Andy Rosse
Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with
dining inside and outside, phone 395-
Keylime Bistro on Captiva features
live entertainment seven days and nights
each week, phone 395-4000.
Twilight Cafe has live music with
Jeff Key from 7 p.m. to close on Fridays,
along with a late evening two-for-one
happy hour in its newly-remodeled bar,
which now has a full liquor license. John
McClane plays jazz at the Wednesday
Jazz and Sushi Nights. The restaurant is
at 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone
Danny Morgan plays on Tuesdays and
Thursday at Traders Store & Cafe,
The Jacaranda has entertainment
ni~gMI(7 fmm 8 p.m. to midnight, phone
Danny Morgan and Friends play at
Casa Ybel Resort pool bar on Sundays
from 1 to 4 p.m., phone 472-3145.
Sunshine Seafood Cafe at 8750
Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, has live
entertainment on Friday and Saturday
nights featuring jazz and relaxing dining
entertainment, phone 489-2233.
Restaurant owners/managers, please
e-mail or fax your entertainment sched-
ule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity
aol.com or 395-2299.4
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Front: Isha (second place winner, 5th grade) and his mother Shahana Mehraz; Lily & Co.
Co-owner Dan Schuyler; Josephine and Jennifer Crown (first place winner, 4th grade); middle:
Markus Timm, Cookie Bailey, Billy Kirkland, Lily & Co. Co-owner Karen Bell, and 4th grade teacher
Deanna Evans; back: 5th grade teacher Diane Cortese, Tee Bailey and Eric Kirkland
Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery
held a Mother s Day essay
contest for a chance to
win a beautiful gift for Mom, a
Charles Krypell bangle bracelet
with the inscription "I Love You
7 Days A Week." Children were
challenged to write, in 100 words
or less, artwork accepted, why
their mother was the best. Fourth
grader Jennifer Crown won first
place and 5th grader Isha Mehraz
won second; their mothers each
received a bracelet.
For every essay submitted, Lily
& Co donated $5 to The Sanibel
School. The contest generated
$840 for the school.#
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by Dan Schuyler
and Karen Bell
found in its
Sn eslnatural state
as shining yellow
banks and rivers around the world, gold
is one of the most pervasive metals dis-
played throughout history.
Gold is a chemical element that occurs
as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and
in alluvial deposits. It is found in a virtu-
ally pure and workable state and does not
usually need to be smelted or separated
fromd hierdmet soft, shiny and the most
malleable and ductile pure metal known.
Pure gold has a bright yellow color and
luster traditionally considered attractive,
which it maintains without oxidizing in air
Because gold is dispersed widely
throughout the geologic world, its discov-
ery occurred to many different groups in
many different locales. And nearly every-
one who found it was impressed with it,
and incorporated the shining metal into
$therd u opan ea s
value on gold, equating ..
it with power, beauty
and the cultural elite.
Prospecting for gold Y~
was a worldwide effort .--
going back thousands ui~
of years, even before ,<'
the first money in the
form of gold coins
appeared about 700
BC. 18k ivy bracelet
In the quest for gold
by the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Indians,
Hittites, Chinese and others, prisoners
of war were sent to work the mines, as
were slaves and criminals. This happened
during a time when gold had no value as
money" but was considered a desirable
item for the creation of beautiful objects
suc soo oc rred to ancient man that
gold, measured out, became money. The
ease by which it could be melted, formed,
and measured made it a natural trading
medium. Gold gave rise to the concept
of money itself: portable, private, and
permanent. When made into standard-
ized coins, gold came to replace barter
arrangements, and made trade easier.
Gold was associated with water
(logical, since most of it was found in
streams), and it was supposed that gold
was a particularly dense combination of
wat dniher and sulg t.
Early miners would use waterpower to
propel gold-bearing sand over the hide of
a sheep to trap the tiny, but heavy, flakes
of gold. Whe it had absorbed all it could
hold,Itthis golden fleece" was hung up to
dy woud fal ofeatednbgen ly so dhat te
Gol has long bee cnc dei t e
most desirable of precious metals and its
value has been used as the standard for
many currencies (known as the gold stan-
dard) in history.
Aristotle in his ethics used gold sym-
bolism when referring to what is now
commonly known as the "golden mean.
Similarly, gold is associated with perfect
or divine principles, such as in the case of
Phi, sometimes called the "golden ratio.
Gold represents great value. Respected
people are treated with the most val-
ued rule, the "golden rule." We value
moments of peace and therefore we say
"silence is golden.
Gold is further associated with the
wisdom of aging. The 50th wedding anni-
versary is golden. Our precious later years
are called "golden years." The height of
a civilization is referred to as a "golden
In our next column, we'll look at gold
and its effect over the last 200 years.
Dan Schuyler can be reached at
More than 75 realtor and affili-
ate members of the Sanibel &
Captiva Islands Association of
Realtors attended the monthly member-
ship meeting to catch up on association
business and to hear guest speaker Mike
Cuscaden, president of Community
Housing & Resources, Inc. (CHR).
Association President Jim Hall con-
ducted the business meeting and affiliate
member Murty and Monk PA sponsored
During the meeting, Hall welcomed
new realtor members Linda Coin, Gulf to
Bay Sotheby's International Realty; David
Cole, Amerivest Realty of Lee Island
Coast; Nancy Finch, John Naumann &
Associates; and Robert Pecoraro, Gulf to
Bay Sotheby's International Realty. Kara
"KC" Cuscaden, director, introduced Mike
C sc en, who discussed below market
peid follo ed. Aft r the Ieealm
ber ip meeting, Fred Bend ran led the
TOps In Marketing
was the top
associate at RE/
MAX of the Islands (-3--
in April. Andrews is
a recipient of the RE/.
Platinum and Lifetime
and has been inducted
into the RE/MAX Chuck Andrews
Hall of F 4e.
From page 37
1. Transit is a good alternative to fight-
ing traffic congestion.
2. The cost savings of transit over driv-
ing are considerable.
3. Transit decreases American depen-
dence on foreign oil.
Wes Watson, Florida Public
Transportation Association executive
director, said, "With gas creeping back
up, with Florida's population growing,
and gridlock getting worse, Floridians
clearly think that public transportation
is increasingly important to Florida's
future." He also expressed delight in the
fact that 42 percent of respondents are
willing to help spread the word and said,
"Look for a major announcement coming
soon about organizing transit supporters
The survey was available to Floridians
online at FloridaTransit.org from
December 2009 to March 2010. The
thousands of survey respondents included
riders, elected officials, and business lead-
The transit industry in Florida already
employs tens of thousands of Floridians,
transports about 262 million riders a year,
and creates billions of dollars per year in
annual economic activity.4
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is not functioning properly. So the ques-
tion is what is the most valuable tool your
service provider has? Perhaps his truck,
or his testing instruments or is it some-
thing else. From the title of this article
you guessed it. In my opinion the most
valuable tool that your service provider
has is his/her ability to communicate with
you, the customer. This my sound trivial,
but it is very important for the person
taken care of your needs to explain exact-
ly what the problem is, what your options
are and to give his/her opinion. All in a
manner that you can understand.
Miscommunication can be very costly
and inconvenient. In your time of need
it is always a good idea to be able to
trust the person that you're doing busi-
ness with. As in the case of my business,
we do a great number of emergency
replacements of air conditioning. This is
expensive and decisions usually have to
be made rather quickly. To complicate
matters even more, quite often the deci-
sions are being made from thousands
of miles away via telephone. Because a
great number of our customers have been
with us for years it helps smooth out the
process. This situation is also a great
deal less stressful because of the lines of
communication and the rapport that was
developed over years of doing business
together. So talk to your service provider
and remember there are never silly ques-
tion and we are here to help.
Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air condi-
tioning contractor: He also owns, wlith
his brother Todd, an electrical busi-
ness on Sanibel. He can be reached at
applies to well-designed furniture. Variety
attracts the eye, while more interesting
than a square. Proportion is extremely
important in decorating, from the compli-
cated art of window treatment design to
simply hanging pictures.
Another important aspect in decorat-
ing is balance. This is the art of keeping
two parts in a state of equality. There
are two types of balance: symmetrical
(formal) and asymmetrical (informal). An
example of formal balance is two identi-
cal end tables flanking a sofa, creating a
sense of formal order. Informal balance
is achieved by creating a sense or illusion
of balance using two design elements
that are not identical. Bright colors seem
to "weigh" more than soft pastels, and
irregular shapes take on more weight
than regular shapes.
Rhythm is the fourth important design
principle and it is basically a measure of
motion. Just as music develops rhythm
through a repetition of beats, decorating
can develop its rhythm through recurring
patterns or colors. When a design, line,
or color is repeated, the eye is carried
along as interest mounts.
Last, but certainly not least, every
beautiful interior has a focal point a
special quality makes that room unique.
If a room doesn't have an architectural
focal point, emphasis must be created,
often with a fantastic piece of furniture or
art. A room without a focal point can get
The ABC's of interior decorating -
harmony, proportion, balance, rhythm,
and emphasis are the building blocks
of a well-designed room. Decorating is
CAB 's -(
by Marcia Feeney
I r eAC' fior decorat-
1 ing include five
basic principles of
ance, rhythm, and
tackling any deco-
rating project, it
helps to have an understanding of these
five elements. A well-designed room
uses each of these principles.
Harmony is the eye-appealing
arrangement of parts to form a consis-
tent, satisfying whole. For instance, a
rustic, ladder-back chair may look com-
pletely out of harmony placed next to the
classic elegance of a Georgian console.
As a rule of thumb, formal design works
best with other pieces of formal design,
just as country pieces mix well with other
provincial pieces. However, today's style
invites a more eclectic mix of furniture, so
be careful not to confuse harmony with
The second principle, proportion,
relates to composition and size. A room
with good proportions will consist of
width, length, and ceiling height in pleas-
ing ration to each other, as well as to the
windows, doors, and any other archi-
tectural aspects. Good proportion also
a combination of principles that requires
Marcia Feeney is an interior decora-
tor on Sanibel. She can be reached at
Sby Bryan Hayes
Allan Hayes was7 Dne
..~Y~ born. It was by far
the best birth expe-
..rience we have had.
The major reason
for this was because
of the staff at Cape
They were wonderful, they kept us
informed every step of the way and
treated us with the utmost of respect; it
truly makes a big difference when the
lines of communication are kept open.
Important note: we have four children
now, two were born at Health Park, one
at Gulf Coast and one at Cape Coral and
Cape Coral was by far the best experi-
How does this tie into air condition-
ing? It's a given that in most instances it's
not a life or death situation when dealing
with air conditioning problems, but it
sure can make you miserable if your a/c
Craig R. Hersch
Wills,t runts s&CEstates
And Estate Planning
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according to a 2009 Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Economic Impact
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local economy," said Robert M. Ball, port authority executive director. "The infrastruc-
ture improvements started today at Page Field will help us meet the future demand of
general aviation in Southwest Florida."M
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histon). The courage and leadership these
women have shared with the world and
the inspiring example they have set for
young women in aviation will continue to
influence generations to come.
The Ninety-Nines organization was
founded in 1929 by 99 women pilots for
the mutual support and advancement of
aviation. The Ninety-Nines Organization
of Women Pilots has continued and
expanded that mission. Today, the orga-
nization promotes fellowship through
flight, provides networking and scholar-
ship opportunities for women and avia-
tion education in the community and
preserves the unique history of women
in aviation. Amelia Earhart was the first
president of the Ninety-Nines.M
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Page Field General Aviation Ariport Terminal Complex landisde components
The Lee County Port Authority, Board of Port Commissioners, county officials,
groundbreaking ceremony for the new general aviation complex at Page Field
General Aviation Airport.
Once completed, the new terminal will replace the existing facility and will be
located in the west quadrant of Page Field. The new complex includes a two-story
22,613-square-foot terminal building, a 24,000-square-foot multi-use hangar, a new
fuel farm with jet and AvGas fuel, intersection improvements at Fowler Street and
Page Field Commons, a parking lot, new entrance roadway and native landscaping.
Ellen Herr, chairperson, Paradise Coast
Chapter of Ninety-Nines and Don Abbott,
founder and president of American Air
Don Abbott, founder and presi-
Association presented a dona-
tion in the amount of $5,000 to the
local chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc,
International Organization of Women '
American Air Campers Association
(AACA) is a new association founded by
Abbott to promote, protect and preserve
the combined freedoms of flying and
camping in America. The association
works in harmony with The Ninety-Nines,
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
(AOPA), Experimental Aircraft
Association (EAA), Recreational Aviation
Foundation (RAF) and other organizations
that mirror association goals.
According to Abbott, "The Ninety-
Nines represent the best of aviation's
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BIG ARTS Receives Check
From The Royal Shell Companies
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Kara Minoui and Lee Ellen Harder from BIG ARTS accept check from Barbara Harrington
and Randy Bacik from The Royal Shell Companies
~he Royal Shell Companies hosted a fashion show fundraiser for BIG ARTS on
SApril 21 at Ellington s Jazz Club and Restaurant on Sanibel. Over 80 people
Attended and helped raise $6,339.M
Two opportunities at Kings Crown, both well-furnished
private end-units with glassed balconies that view the
gulf & beach, 3 bedrms $799K & 2 bedrms $699K
Spacious beach-front Residential 2 bedrm
condo w/decorator decor, condo w/den, equipped
lives like a home $2.79M as a 3 bedrm $1.099M
Nature lover's delight,
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walk-out w/years of
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2 bedrm wlover 1200 sq.
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Recently remodeled old-
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Jeweler Attends American
Gemological Society Conclave
Scot Congress of Sanibel Island s Congress Jewelers
~attended the American Gemological Society Conclave
2010 in Boston the only Southwest Florida jeweler to
participate in the education conference.
During the annual event, AGS members learn through hands-
on instructional programs and a variety of classes that cover
gemology education, the latest industry trends and practical busi-
"Conclave is a valuable opportunity to understand technical
information and network with my peers," said Congress, who
has been an AGS member for more than 20 years. "It boosted
my knowledge about gemstones and allows me access to the
Scot Congress latest laboratory techniques related to gemstone identification.
Additionally it was the genesis of many solid ideas for enhancing
the shopping experience at Congress Jewelers."
Less than five percent of jewelers in the United States and Canada qualify for AGS
membership. Florida has only 38 AGS member stores, and Congress Jewelers is one
of only two between Sarasota and the East Coast.
To qualify for AGS membership, principals or employees must complete an accred-
ited or graduate program from the Gemological Institute of America, and the store
must hold a reputation for unquestioned integrity in the business community, be oper-
ated in a way that will enhance the confidence of the public in the jewelry industry and
must demonstrate financial stability.
The American Gemological Society, established in 1934, is a not-for-profit trade
association of fine jewelers, jewelry manufacturers and suppliers in the United States,
Canada, and Europe dedicated to consumer protection, ethical business standards and
the development of the highest gemological skills and knowledge.
Congress, who has owned and operated jewelry stores in Southwest Florida since
1983, serves on the board of Jewelers of America, an industry association of 11,000
jewelry stores nationwide. He is a 10-year Cornerstone member of Couture, the
nation s leading high-end jeweler trade event, which brings more than 200 designers
and manufacturers to Las Vegas each summer. He also serves on the board of The
Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater and is past president of the Sanibel & Captiva
Islands Chamber of Commerce, a 20-year Rotarian and past Rotary president.M
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50 ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010
dinated its biggest fundraiser of
the year March for Babies and
raised over $368,000 to prevent pre-
mature birth and birth defects in Lee,
Collier and Charlotte counties.
Combining corporate sponsorship,
walker fundraising, vendor campaigns and
personal commitments, the money raised
will aid in continued research and com-
munity programs. The March of Dimes
work helps moms have full-term pregnan-
cies and babies begin healthy lives.
The Lee County walk was held on
Saturday, April 24 at Centennial Park
and raised over $200,000. Charlotte
County's walk was also held on the 24
and exceeded its goal by raising $78,000.
The Collier County walk was on May
1 and over $90,000 was raised for the
cause. Donations are still being accepted
and can be made online at http://www.
director or chueo hildr n's Hotal of
Southwest Florida/Lee Memorial Health
System, served as the March for Babies
2010 chair in Fort Myers and Naples. He
is board certified in pediatrics and pediat-
ric hematology/oncology and is a fellow
of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
.Sponsors for the Lee County march
included Presenting Sponsor Wells
Fargo/Wachovia, Family Sponsor The
Children s Hospital of Southwest Florida,
Comcast, Sam Galloway Ford and Philip
Children s Medical Venture. Charlotte
County s Presenting Sponsor was the
Peace River Regional Medical Center.
Sponsors for Collier included Presenting
Sponsor Physicians Regional Healthcare
System, and Wells Fargo/Wachovia and
The Children s Hospital of Southwest
Special sponsor thanks for those at
all three sites goes out to: ABC-7, Publix
Supermarkets, CentulyLink, MetroPCS,
Clear Channel Radio, Bob Evan s, Boar's
Head and Pushing the Envelope, Inc.
For the latest resources and informa-
tion, visit www.marchofdimes.com or
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Women Should Use Parasols In Sun
Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are encouraging women to be creative and
use parasols to protect delicate skin from the sun.
"Opening a parasol, or umbrella, on a blazing hot day continues to be a stylish and
effective way to prevent skin cancer in many countries," said Susan Chon, MD, assis-
tant professor in the Department of Dermatology at MD Anderson.
Parasols not only help keep women extra cool; they also protect skin from the early
signs of aging.
"Sadly, not many people carry parasols in the United States, but in other countries,
it is a way of life," Chon said.
The word "parasol" comes from Latin roots meaning "shade" or "shadow."
No one knows the exact date the parasol was invented. It began appearing as far
back as ancient Egypt, when pharaohs used parasols as a way to get shade from the
desert sun. People in ancient Greece and Rome used parasols made out of leaves or
colorful feathers. China came up with the idea for the collapsible parasol.
Think of the parasol as a fashion accessory
Today, women easily can find both fashionable and functional parasols. When shop-
ping for a parasol, choose one that works for multiple occasions or purchase a few for
activities such as:
running errands or sitting at a sidewalk caft4,
taking a walk on the beach or chatting by the poolside with friends,
hanging out at a family barbecue, and
sitting in the bleachers at a Little League baseball or soccer game.
Parasols also make great party favors, especially for outdoor weddings.
Most women already have an umbrella at home or in their car.
When picking a parasol, keep in mind, certain parasols provide more benefit than
others. "Skip parasols made of paper or extremely thin cloth," Chon said. "They offer
little or no protection from the sun. Instead, get a parasol in thicker, darker colored
Many websites that sell Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) clothing also have fun,
colorful parasols. UPF indicates how much ultraviolet (UV) radiation can penetrate the
fabric in clothing. Some block as much as 95 percent of UV rays.
Chon suggests everyone seek shade between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the sun's
ultraviolet (UV) rays are at their strongest. In addition to using a parasol, always wear
sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and reapply regularly.
For more information on sun-safety and skin cancer prevention, visit www.
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Help Eliminate Preventable Blindness
The Sanibel-Captiva Lions will hold
a free, painless Diabetic Screening at the
Sanibel Recreation Center
Friday May 14, 2010
"i'xo**9:30AM to 12:30PM
Lion screeners trained & certified by Dr. Norma Callahan, N.D.
Lions Multiple District Diabetes Awareness Chair
Skin Cancer Detection & Treatment General Dermatology
Associates in Dermatology
8381 Riverwalk Park Blvd, Fort Myers 33919
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52 ISLAND SUN MAY 15, 2010
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Sanibellsland, Florida 33957 A
Fa x: 239-472-6144
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anibel-Captiva Lions Club will be
offering a free diabetes screening
Son Friday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation
The screening uses a tiny drop of
blood extracted with an almost painless
prick of the finger, which is then read by
tified by a doctor and use all appropriate
methods to insure antiseptic conditions
and privacy during the screening. The
test is appropriate for both children and
Finding and treating diabetic eye dis-
ease early, before it causes vision loss, is
the best way to control the eye diseases
faced by people with diabetes. They can
cause severe vision loss or even blindness.
They include diabetic retinopathy, cata-
racts, and glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy
is a leading cause of blindness in adults.
Cataracts develop at a younger age in
people with diabetes. A person with
diabetes is nearly twice as likely to get
glaucoma as other adults. Often there are
no symptoms until the disease becomes
For more information call the Sanibel
Recreation Center at 472-0345.4
FREE 4 EVERYONE!
Bring a friend!
Ginger's FIRMV & BURN
2010 is your year to achieve
your weight loss goals
Ann KCurn, Nurse Practitioner
Complimentary Plastic: Surgery Clonsultation in Collaboration
with Dr. Rob~ert Mandraccia, Board Certified Plastic Surgeion
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We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd Floor
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New Construction and Remodeling
Over 40 yrs. experience in area
Excellent References upon request
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LET'S GO FISHIN'
Fishing Charters Shelling Sightseeing
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LICENSED & INSURED
2 Nice Guys, InC
From crown moulding
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your vision will come to life!
Also Door & Window Installs
From page 6
island parents worked to convince the
school board to allow integration at the
Sanibel School thus making Sanibel
School the first integrated school in Lee
The former school and Baptist church
building now stands at 520 Tarpon Bay
Road, the home of Lily & Co. Jewelry
Gallery, and it was added to the U.S.
National Register of Historic Places in
buhfe curreentlyiin-se6 bifi in- o
dergarten through 6th grade, and was
called Sanibel Elementary. The school
grew over the decades, and portable
classrooms were added. In 1997, Sanibel
parents and community members lob-
bied for, and were ultimately successful at
adding a middle school in 1998. Sanibel
Elementary was renamed The Sanibel
School in 1999. In the years to follow
parents and other members of the com-
munity successfully raised enough capital
to do an extensive update and renovation
The refurbishing included installing
audio enhancement systems for four
classrooms, the media center, and a wire-
less mobile computer lab. More details
regarding Sanibel School history will
appear in articles to follow, and are avail-
able at Sanibel Historical Museum and
Village on Dunlop Road, Sanibel.4
Dog Ag ility
MatCh At Civic
T dgaba D~o Agilt Cu cwil nbe
May 22 at the Lee Civic Center,
11831 Bayshore Road, Fort Myers,
outside on the grass from 9 a.m. until
approximately 3 p.m. There will be an
$8 grounds fee per vehicle. Exhibitors will
need to submit an entry form by May 17,
available at www.calusadog.org or email
The Fun Match will showcase exhibi-
tors and their dogs as they negotiate
obstacle courses for speed and accuracy.
Agility, the fastest-growing canine .
sport, allows dogs to demonstrate their
nimble nature and ver-
satility by maneuvering
a challenging course of
obstacles, including tun-
nels, weave poles, jumps
and seesaws. All dogs
can compete, from a tiny
Chihuahua to a giant Irish
wolfhound. Dogs of all
sizes run the same course
with adjustments in the
expected time and jump
height. Agility originated
in England in 1978 and
was designed to be half- '
time entertainment at the
Crfsh itg g.he St Bernard easi
trials in 1994 with 2,000 entries that
year. In 2009, there were over one mil-
lion entries. Agility is a fan favorite from
a spectator point of view. Anyone looking
to give their dogs a constructive outlet, to
form a stronger bond with their pet and
play together in the process can train to
participate in this sport.
The Calusa Dog Agility Club is a brand
new not for profit organization serving
the Southwest Florida area. The club pro-
vides opportunities for competition in the
sport of dog agility and helps dog lovers
ly leaps over the gate
in the community find training in agility,
obedience, rally and other dog perfor-
Other objectives are to promote and
publicize dog sports, provide learning
opportunities for competitors to develop
skills, share knowledge regarding training
and handling methods and promote the
humane treatment of dogs. Prior to the
formation of the Calusa Dog Agility Club,
the closest venues available for competi-
tion were in Miami, West Palm Beach,
Vero Beach and Palmetto.M
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We Are Affordable and We Barter
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"YES WE DO THAT"
/ WOOD ROT REPAIR ( DECKING / ROOF REPAIRS
[WNDOW & DOOR REPAIR INTERIOR & EXTERIOR CARPENTRY
I SCREENS I SOFFIT & FASCIA IDRY WA~LLREEAIR
CALL JEFF BERGER AT 239-265-2827
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DRAPERY/WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR
WIN DOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR
We Come To You!
CONTRACTING & CONSULTING
New Construction / Remodel / Consulting
P.O. Box 494, Sanibel, FL 33957
Email: blbissl email@example.com
Lee County Resident Since 1970
IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS
Insured L cesed
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Replacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors,
Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts,
Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass
Specialists in impact condo complex replacement
2416 Palm Ridge Road Phone: (239) 472-0032
Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-0680
TREE & LAWN CARE
*Jesuks Hernandez *
Licensed 8c Insured Free Estimates
Landscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding
Landscape Design Ponds Waterfall Installations
Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing
12 years serving San-Cap e' Fr. Myers
IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS
Office Phone & Fax
Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789
William Mills Lic. #cBco58788
i `I SANIBEL CREATIVE TILE CO.
Celebrating our 30th ya
on Sanibel & Cap~tiva
Lic. & Ins. Tile, Marble, Stone, with
rernodels &r repairs A Specialty!
T'ileosanpe l 472 2853
to you dor
Phone (239) 267-8405
Lic nse # 0 0741
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ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010 57
Complete Landscaping Maintenance
*Lawn Care Landscape Trimming &r Pruning
*Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications
*Property Clean up
Call us today for a free estimate 239-896-6789
Sanibel Family Owned &r Operated
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MA~iSSAGE IS THERIAPY,,.
Take care of your HEALTH first!
DEBORAH D MeCONNELL
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2400 Palm Ridge Road C-3
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
FSMTA State LMT of The Year
Massage in a professional setting
1. Movie; 2. Nuclear;
3. Potion; 4. Stitch
Today s Word:
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Light Tacktle Sport Fishing
Tarpon Snook Recifish & More
HOME BUILDING & REMODELING
POOL SERVICE & REPAIR
Islands Premier Pool Service
Professional Weekly Service
Fast Expert Equipment
Repair and Replacement
Deep-End Specializing in
Pool Service Gulfstream Pool Heaters
239- 699- 6279
25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386
COOk & Son, Inc.
Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood
Concrete Restoration Water Proofing
Stucco Plumbing Electrical
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PRO ESSONL .hIs
PAIDECRATIV FAUXEIN PAINTING
I~d~hl -l'elu ~ F Reliable
LANSCAE DES EIIGNC PRESUR \SHN
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588 Boulderr Drv *xero Saie Isad FL'~;'" 339573-2 1C '-D CO^PI,,.. ,E e..e. ..,..
favoritebl chrt wil beII1 made.
BP STATION ON SANIBEL
Full-time manager Must have
mechanical and computer knowledge
and enjoy dealing with the public.
Sales experience a pls 4Saar~y7$35,000.
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is
looking for a part-time (3 days/week 4-5
hours/day) Facilities Supervisor with dem-
onstrated experience and skills for routine
maintenance, minor repairs, and painting.
The Museum is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and compiles with the regula-
tions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Contact Jose H. Leal at 239-395-2233 or
email at jleal@ shellmuseummorg
SR 5/7B 5"
Experienced fundraiser sought by the The
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel.
Open to full-time or part-time candidates.
Excellent communication skills. Proven abil-
ity to secure individual and corporate fund-
ing. Grant preparation experience required.
Computer proficiency imperative. This self
starter will become the organization's first
Development Officer Salary commensurate
with experience. Contact Dr Jose H. Leal at
SR 5/14 B 5/14
Ding Darling tram booth attendant.
Ticket sales. Customer Service.
Part-time, 8:30am 4:30pm, 2 3 days/wk.
Call Wendy, 472-8900.
SR 5/14B 5/14
Res id entia I
Renewa I p
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 MTFN
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
SR 9/30 DTFN
On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience.
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
CUStom Art and Hand Painted Furniture.
Lacy@LacyMcClary, com or 918-740-4972
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 N TFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12V 5/27
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
SanblCn ptiv onre gndC r sionSp toen,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
ufor mn emere ca I 9 42 15560r
Precision Contracting Technologies Inc.
State Certified General Contractor for build-
ing permits and new construction services.
Call 407-383-8663 or 800-438-0237
RS 5/14V 6/4
We are moving soon and everything must go!
Sale date is Saturday, May 15,
8 a.m.- 2 p.m., 1105 Sand Castle Road
Our Dunes home on Sanibel has sold and
we are selling many like-new items. Living
room and family room sofas, chairs, tables,
lamps, and cabinets. Queen bed, dressers,
end tables, plus many other quality items
including refrigerator, TV, area rugs, floor
air conditioner, generator, and golf clubs.
By appointment only, starting May 12.
Call Beata at 720-514-1097 or toll free 877-
307-46c7, oc emai custmupns2a@ao ~om.
Up an appointment.
SR 5/7V 5/14
Furniture, lamps, Duvet & patio set, card
table, cabinets, granite tops, shelving,
electronics, appliances, tools.
1751 Jewel Box Dr., Sanibel
SR 5/14V 5/14
ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010 59
WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL
Looking for great tenants for your Sanibel
house? I have the best! They need an
unfurnished 3BR, 2BA, roomy house
w/garage203r prkdrng uderneath.
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
Are you looking for a tenant who will lovingly
treat your house as their own? We are a ma-
ture professional couple looking for a Sanibel
home with an annual or longer term lease.
3BR. Excellent rfe ences. 239-677-4637
WANT TO RENT
Need to rent 2 BR home
August May or longer
email: mariabusiness01 @yahoo.com
We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
If you are interested, please contact
Marguerite Jordan at 472-3644 Ext. 3
or visit our website www.crowclinic.org
A timesenstb training iSinVoved in all of our padient-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make ase~ce commitment of 3 consecut e
months per year wth minimum of 5 hours per week
SR 9/5 NTFN
Seasonal tutors are needed at The Sanibel School.
If you have one or two hours a week to help a
Moon a, Te Wde2 da ad nghhrosay 2 15
to 3:15 p.m. Training will be provided.
SANIBEL BEAD SHOP
PT temp salesperson,
RetMi sals 1 bed nm epye rAe nuesce ry.
Apply in person at
1101 Periwinkle Way M-F 11- 4 pm
Phoebe's Nest is currently accepting
applications for teachers and assistants
for its Early Learning and Development
Programs. FIT and P/T positions available.
Experience or education in Early Childhood
Contact Beth Kindt at 239-472-6378 or
emailI i nfo @phoe bes nest.co m
LIVING ESTATEIMIOVING SALE
Fri, May 14 & Sat, May 15 from 9am 2pm
1237 Seagrape Lane, Sanibel Island
Tools, shells, brass, art, lots of antique
including, kitchenware, glassware, books,
toys, games, furniture, Ilnens, misc.
RS 5/14V 5/14
Saturday, May 15, 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Great Stuff. No early birds.
1125 Schooner Place, Sanibel
SR 5/14 B 5/14
MOVING SALE: FURNITURE & MISC. 8 am Noon
Saturday, May 15. 653 East Rocks Drive, Sanibel. No
early birds please.RS/451
TIME TO SAY
May 15, 8a.m. tonoon
Lots of great stuff.
3980 Coquina Drive
West Rocks, Sanibel
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN
B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
Learning in a comfortable non-stressful
manner is fun! Native speaker experienced
teaching Spanish in Community College,
do gons e r i lgeraticg ornthd udm n aiv
Courts in NC. Classes meet twice weekly
call Nina at 239-887-7207 or at Ostego Bay
239-765-8101. This is an easy
Conversational S~panish Course.
Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 NTFN
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBEL
Prime east end, deep water, Shell Harbor
location. Only minutes to the Gulf.
Water, electricity, parking.
RS 57V 5/2
BOAT DOCK SPACE
Deep water canal space
first canal in from bay. '
Annual rental. $150 per month.
SR 5/14V 5/14
MIISC. FOR SALE
JVC I'Art 32" TV
Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $75
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 11/20 N TFN
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SCHWINN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Disiance, Calories. $200.
COMPUTER ASSISTANCE & REPAIR
Computer repair, setup, file recovery &
troubleshooting for home or office. 15 year
island resident. Guaranteed work & low
rates. Call Justin at 810-3833 or email at
SR 5/14V TFN
60 ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010
Sanibel & Captiva
4 ~WE E10.7
4 Real Estate 4
4 B LO G 4
"LTHE CARREHCA REPORT"
& Team Sanibel
John R Wood 4
'.Is nd eal Estate
or 239-395-3100 0
Pfeifer Realty Group
sanibel Island, FL
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R E/M AX
NOVELLI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
RS 11/27 NTFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor cono rls toSan b~el nd
Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
Tarpon Beach 204
Great View! Great Income!
Let us share
over 30 years
of Island Living
Homes Condos Land
Time Shares as low as $6,000
The Sanibel Cottages
Casa Ybel Resort
Tortuga Beach Club
Work with a
AICP Land Planner/Realtor/Owner
It s our job to know the
property you are about
to buy or sell better
TO PL AC EAN AD
WWW. iSlandsunnews. com
2480 Library Way
Zoned for both commercial and
residential use. Rare opportunity on
Sanibel Island. Asking $1,000,000
To HELP YOU
REAL E STATE
13 5 oo PALMFLOWER LANE
3BR/3BA remodeled duplex in Dunes
with sweeping golf course views and
granite, marble, tile, pavers, 3rd floor
office, 1763 salft. $499,000
5 BR / 4BA
1663 Buntin Lane
Bautiu AorerV ot
SR 8/6 NTFN
CONDO FOR SALE
South Sea Resor6B~e5%0Villa.
J.Martindale PREMIER PROPERTIES of
239-434-2424 / 239-896-0360
SR 5/14M 5/21
VIP Executive Club
Muhti-Million Doladr Producer
WE~LCOlME To PARADISE...
READ ISLAND SUN ONLINE: WWW. ISlandSunN ews.com
ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010 61
WALK TO BEACH
This RARE 4 bedroom/~3.5 bath piling home is
lOcated looking over conservation land and is a
sotwalk to beach. Updated, F or UF $2,100/mo.
CANAL, POOL, PRIVACY
Fullfill your dreams in this updated, fully
furnished executive home offering 3 bedrooms +
den, 3 baths, family room, pool, 2 car garage,
Iong dock, boat lift. Private Road abutting refuge.
08l fof your private viewing. $3,500/mo.
DUPLEX IN THE AIR
This 2 bedroom/~1 bath UF duplex offers screened
porch, wld, views over water to Preserve.
This piling duplex is a must see. $950/mo
BEACHVIEW COUNTRY CLUB
This beautiful home offers 3 bed/2 baths, tile
throughout, updated pool and new paver pool
dec c2u sa paorg nand dlos to th~e beach, NF.
Call on these Island Rentals and ask about
Sevin thheersI and R ntap eN s Snrce 975
GB uelf ch Properties, Inc.
Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner
SS 7B TFN
For a cornleme lithvi itaoursWebsite
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel
ad Fort M ers Beah A nal lease
Pets under 25 Ibs. OK. Call 851-3506.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
Sanibel 2BR/2BA- Furnished, Central A/C,
Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilings, Direct TV, Internet,
Pool, Screened Lanal, Garage. Call 954-605-
3325 or 800-618-3325 for details.
ANN UAL RENTAL
One Bedroom Apartment for rent at 1506
Periwinkle Way. One bedroom one bath
apartment over the VIP Vacation Rental
office. Great location, close to everything.
$950 per month including electric.
Call David or Ronna at 472-1613
SR 5/14 B 5/21
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loft
with sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or
petS. Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-
2341 or 405-307-8949
I FABULOUS REAL ESTATE
799 Casa Ybel
2 bedAcbha h n d n and
2 bed/1 bath, hideaway duplex
near the heart of town. Wonderful
Sanibel River view. Broad deckS
with beautiful plantings. Grab a
book and lounge with nature.
Island Beach Club
800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center New large white
tiles on floor New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT Call Nancy:'l .1.1: I:i.
SR 8/7 B TFN
East End. 1/2 Duplex.
Walk to beach near Causeway.
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOMIE
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
3 bdoom bath om wt heated oP ,
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
DIRECT BAY FRONT COTTAGES
Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
fume kttchens dBcks ,indrct crces heted
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906
RS 3/12 MTFN
EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar,
neg.off-season. Call for availability.
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Weekly/Mo nthly/Seasonal eaoa
Call owners: 401-253-2511
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including HomeAway and VRBO.
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RS 2/19A 5/27
Meticulously remodeled 3BR/3BA Duplex
in the Dunes with panoramic golf course
views, granite, marble, tile, pavers, large
kitchen, and loftloffice available as season-
al rental for one month or series of months.
Call Jean Johnson 703-548-0545.
BR" to Sea is F RE El
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SR 212 BTFN
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Million $ Views Await You!
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Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
"ANNUAU/SEASWHATT REE A
2 BR 2 BA lst floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanal, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. call owner 419-see-se7o
BEAUTIFUL ISLAND COTTAGE
QUALITY RENTAL -AFFORDABLE LEASE
Sanibel Highlands, Short Bike ride from
Beach, Adorable, Furnished, two bedroom,
one and a half bath, freshly painted, new
tile through out, lush landscaping, private
screened in lanal and vaulted ceilings,
$1,100/month. Chet Sadler 472-7257
SR 5/14V 5/21
SANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL
Single family home in wonderful, quiet,
natural development west end of Sanibel.
Large landscaped lot o ne oeaa
from beach with private beach path. 3-4
bedrooms (most with private porches), 3
baths, large open living area, kitchen open
to large dining area, screened porch off
living/dining areas. Laundry room on main
floor features second fridge. House has
elevator & two-car garage. Community has
Several pools, tennis courts & lovely natural
lagoons. $5,300/mo. +util. Annual rental only
PRIME COMMERCIALIOFFICE SPACE
For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
RETAIL OR OFFICE SPACE
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553
SR 12/11 PTFN
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-09 F2XB Fs 2-371-2290
TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen facil-
ity Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11/21 BTFN
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 2 %)94-7823 for showing
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
ln colouse Poessiona Ctr
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. WII
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792
RS 1/4 BTFN
PRIME SPACE FOR LEASE
Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
nttrartiume Rtec nffr l
Susan E. Gordon, scl$
1630-1 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
T011 Free: 866-737-2BUY
Wo derful 2 Bed/2 Bath C nd
Beautiful Partial Gulf VieW
Florida Furnishings Included
*"Islander Center" on Sanibel
*Prime Periwinkle Frontage
*High Traffic Tenants
fxed ent Pruk cy
Flexible Space Available
NE WS PAPER
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
CALLING CARD 239-395-1213
Emergency. ................ ........... .........911
Sanibel Police ......... . .. .. .... . . .. .. .. 472-3111
LeenC unty Sheriff' Office .......... ......7- 0
Sanibel ......... . .. .. .. .. .. .. . .472-5525
Captiva ......... . .. .. .. .. .. .. . .472-9494
Florida Mlarine Patrol. . . . .... ...... .. .. . . .. 332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol . . . ... ..... .. .. . . .. 278-7100
Poison Control. . . . .... .. ... .. .. .. . ..1 -800-282-3171
Chamber of Commerce. . . . ... ..... .. .. . . .. 472-1080
City of Sanibel ......... . .. .. .... . . .. .. .. 472-4135
Administrative Office. . . . ... ..... .. .. . . .. 472-3700
Building Department . . . . . ..... .. .. . . .. 472-4555
Community Housing and Resources. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 472-1189
PLianning Department. . . . . . .... .. .. .. . .. 472-4136
Sanibel ......... . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .472-2483
captiva ................ ........... ........472-2133
Sanibel ................ ........... ........472-1573
Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . .... .. .. .. . .. 800-275-8777
captiva .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...............4 21 7
Sanibel Community Association ............ ............4225
senior center..... ........ ..........47-574
Arcade Theater. ......... .. .. .. .. .. . . .. .. 332-4488
B A L S e( ar~ie 1ads Group for th Ar s) . ....... .9-00
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ........... ............2842
Fort Mlyers Symphonic Mlastersingers............4206
Gulf Coast Symphony. . . . ... ..... .. .. . . .. 472-6197
Lee County Alliance for the Arts .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .939-2787
Naples Philharmonic. . . . . . .... .. .. .. . . .. 597-1111
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .472-6862
Sanibel Mlusic Festival . . . ... ..... .. .. . . .. .336-7999
Sanibel-Captiva Art League .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. 472-4258
s.w. Florida Symphony. . . . . . ..... .. .. .. . .41 8-0996
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
ABWA (American Business Women's Assoc.) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 472-4499
Amei. gL g~ion Postl123 .............. .. dN.....47A2-9G9
daie cik ylb .......... .. /sani It i ycle~cub~or
Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva ..................2450
CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) .. .. .. .. .. .. 472-3644
FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 472-0404
Sanibel Island Fishing Club .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. 472-7257
Horticultural Society of the Islands. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 472-6940
Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva ..........472-8334
Kiwanis Club ......... . .. .. .... . . .. .. .472-2121
League of Women Voters . . . . . ... .. .. .. . .. 994-3388
Lions Club (Tom Rothman) .............. ... ............ 395-3248
Master Gardeners of the Islands .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. . . .. 472-6940
Newcomers ...... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .4293
Notre Dame Club of Lee County .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .768-0417
optimist Club. . ........ .. .. .. ... .. .. . .. . 472-0836
PAWS . . ...... .. .... .. .. . . .. 472-1027 or 472-9383
Rotary Club ........................4 27 5 r4 20 4
Sanibel Beautification Inc. .. .. . . . . . .. .. .. . .. 470-2866
Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .395-1 770
Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . .... ...... .. .. . . .. 395-2040
The Mlilitary Officers Assc. of America
(MIOAA, Alex MlacKenzie). .. . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. 395-9232
United Way of Lee County ................... ............. 433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline......(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900
Zonta Club .. .. . . . . . .... . . . .. .. .671-6381
BS ly Na Ttws ShIl Slseum. ... .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. 395-2233
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 472-1100
Sanibel Historical Mluseum & Village ................... ....472-4648
SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) ............. 472-2329
62 ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010
Pets Of The Week
All pets can be adopted for half the regu-
lar adoption fee throughout the month
of May at Lee County Domestic Animal
Breed: A little bit of evengthing, Boxer/
Color: White with tan markings
Comments: I am a real cutie with the pret-
tiest eyes you have ever seen. Another one of
my endearing features is the way one of my
ears goes up when I'm really paying attention.
It's my studious and smart look. I'm what you
would call a Heinz 57 variety or a mix of a lot
of breeds that gives me a unique look with my
great coloring and cute spots. I guess I was out
playing and got lost because I ended up at the
shelter. Wouldn't you like to bring me home to
be your best friend?
Adoption Fee: $37.50 during the May
Madness adoption promotion.
Breed: Domestic short hair
Sex: Neutered male
Age: 1V/2 yearS
Comments: I'm a beautiful, playful cat with a
shiny coat and great personality. As pretty and
sweet as I am, I am not sure why I haven't been
adopted yet. I've been here quite a while. The
ladies who volunteer with us cats love me and
I love them but honestly, I wish I could go to a
real home. I could be a great lap cat for you.
When your lap isn t available I can amuse myself
(mostly with sleeping and playing) so I'm quite
versatile in my personality.
Adoption Fee: $25 during the May Madness
*For information about this week's pets
call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to wwv.
LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the ani-
mal's ID nmbnu er.
Dana ID #469439
Midnight ID #458665
*The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort
Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, off
Six Mile Cypress Parkway.0
Kitten Season Puts Shelters At Bursting Point
It's the time of year when Lee County becomes inundated withmoeadorctsndheubretrngLeC ntDmstc
Animal Services (LCDAS) increases by 34 percent. Pet owners cite
cost as the major reason for not sterilizing pets; however, low-cost and
even no-cost solutions are now available. ,
Kitten season begins in spring, peaks in the summer and lasts until
fall. It's the time of year when shelters struggle to deal with the onslaught
of unintentional yet preventable births of thousands of felines.
Veterinarians from the University of Florida estimate there are current-
ly 98,000 free-roaming feral and community cats in Lee County. They
breed prolifically and the pattern of birth and ultimate death for thou-
sands of cats continues. Kittens that don't die from starvation or preda-
tion end up in shelters where there aren't enough homes to go around.
Shelters continue to promote spaying and neutering as the obvious and
responsible solution but many pet owners cite cost as a major obstacle.
Lee County officials report that low-cost and no-cost spaying and neu- ,-
tering options are now available to pet owners. "With options available An estimated 98,000 feral and
for all income levels, please do not wait until your cat is pregnant before free roaming cats live in Lee
deciding to do something," urges Donna Ward, LCDAS director. County
LCDAS offers free spay/neuter surgery for cats of owners who
receive public assistance their only cost is $8 for a one-year pet license.
For owners who do not qualify for the public assistance program, there are several private low-cost
spay/neuter clinics in Lee County.
Free spay/neuter surgery is also offered by LCDAS for feral cats through a trap-neuter-return (TNR)
program funded in part through a grant from Florida Animal Friend License Plate sales. Caretakers now
may have feral and free-roaming community cats sterilized so they no longer breed. Proponents of TNR
advise that feeding feral cats without spaying and neutering isn t the answer and contributes to thousands
of unnecessary deaths each year.
For more information about Lee County Domestic Animal Services programs call 533-7387 (LEE-
PETS) or go online to www.LeeLostPets.com.M
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ISLAND SUN MAY 14, 2010 63
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A "ONE OF A KIND" MASTER PIECE on CAPTIVA ISLAND
Custom built to the highest residential and commercial standards
this Architectural Gem designed especially for its owners by a Na-
toal ci me ac ftreameisd nri co ltret rw ot er his wusry
features Over 12,000 sq ft of living and 21,000 total sq ft w/ 7BR
En-suites on a huge beach front parcel with 150 feet of shoreline on
te bst sptnaong Cativnl Gdm oast Multi- vel baal on The
& Billiard areas, His and her studies, Multi level terraced pool, spa,
waterfall & entertainment area. $18,000,000
"A" RATED 2 BR INVESTMENT CONDO
Located in one of Sanibers most desirable condominium life styles,
Sanibel Moorings. This remodeled, beautifully decorated 2nd story
townhouse features new carpet, new baths, new paint, new tile
kitchen, new tray ceiling, new furniture, new a/c & appliances and
lighthouse end of the island locale and more. A must see. $439,900
THE SANDHURST ESTATE LOCATED
ON CAPTIVA'S GOLD COAST
A private family compound that has recently been featured as the
MTV Summer Beach House with Usher and on Home and Garden as
the ultimate dream vacation home. This waterfront estate is Colonial
East Indies style offering 8 bedrooms, 7.5 baths to accomidate up
to 20 guests. Oversized heated pool, tennis court, boat dock and
private beach access to the Gulf of Mexico. The Coconut Cottage is an
adorable 1-BR guesthouse within the estate. State of the art gourmet
kitchen featuring Viking stainless steel appliances, 6 burner commer
cial gas store and 2 warming drawers. PRICE REDUCED $3,990,000
THE SANCTUARY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Beautifully appointed 3 bd/3 bth golf village condo offering
panoramic golf course & lake views from oversized wrap around
porch. Upgraded interior showing off gorgeous & comfortable
BEST INVESTMENT CONDO BUY ON THE
BEACH WITH CABANA &r GARAGE!
Gorgeous direct gulf front, low density, 2 bedroom with den
that has completely been remodeled. New custom cabinetry
throughout, new top of the line stainless steel appliances, new
gulf front pool, tennis, private garages & more. Fantastic weekly
rental unit. $789,000
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BEACHFRONT LUXURY PENTHOUSE.
Located on Exclusive West Gulf Drive in one of Sanibers best low
density luxury condominium developments, this true 3 bedroom,
2 1/2 bath luxury unit. Fully renovated and furnished as designer
model. Stone flooring, granite countertops, plantation shut-
ters. Gorgeous beach and water views. Large screened in lanai.
Beautiful landscaped development surrounding tennis court and
wonderful beach side pool area. Turn key luxury. $1,649,000.
LOCATION, ELEGANCE &r COMFORT
All packaged together in this 3000sq ft living/3 br Old Florida
style architectural gem is Steps to the beach off West Gulf Drive.
Private setting offering multiple decks. all new kitchen offering
granite counters, beautiful wood cabinetry & stainless appli-
ances. Great house with location to match. PRICE REDUCED
THE BEST DEAL ON CAPTIVA
WITH A BOAT DOCK!
Fantastic get-away offering the utmost in Island amenities,
Located on the Tween Water Stretch this 3-BR w/den Mediter-
ranean style home w/boat dock and beach access offers a private
courtyard feel. Includes private heated pool, multiple open and
screened lanais, outdoor fireplace, high ceilings, Mexican tile
floors throughout, Cypress beamed ceilings, elliptical archways,
high doors, extensive moldings, impact resistant windows, open
kitchen and more. Excellent rental income w/$100K(+) a year of
proven income. PRICE REDUCED $1,499,000