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JUNE 4, 2010

JUNE SUNRISE/SUNSET: 4 6:35 8:17 5 6:35 8:18 6 6:35 8:18 7 6:35* 8:19 8 6:35 8:20 9 6:34 8:20 10 6:34 8:20

City Honors Sanibel Beautification
And Periwinkle Partnership

Ada Shissler accepts the city's proclamation and thanks everyone involved with Sanibel
Beautification, Inc. and Periwinkle Partnership

by Emilie Alfino
he City of Sanibel honored Sanibel Beautification, Inc. for its 10 years of ser-
vice to the city at the June 1 city council meeting. The nonprofit charitable
organization will celebrate its 10th anniversary June 9.
The mayor's proclamation also recognized Periwinkle Partnership for receiving a
merit award from the Florida Native Plant Society for the Periwinkle Way Restoration
On hand to receive the honor from Mayor Kevin Ruane were members from both
organizations, including Ada Shissler, Charlie Hart, and Jenny Evans.
"It's a privilege to live on such a beautiful island where people care so passionately,"
Shissler said. The value of the volunteer hours put into both organizations' efforts was
incalculable, she added.
Sanibel Beautification does much more than help maintain the city's many rights-of-
way, trimming and weeding and picking up debris. The group provides a vehicle
continued on page 13

Sanibel School
Celebration Is
This Sunday

more than 100 years of educating
children on the islands is Sunday,
June 6 from noon to 4 p.m. at The
Mucky Duck on Captiva, with musi-
cal entertainment by Gene Federico.
The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for
children, with lunch from Pop'z BBQ,
including slow-cooked pulled pork,
barbecue chicken, garden salad, pasta
salad, baked beans, fresh rolls, home-
made barbecue sauce, beverages, and
birthday cake.
Parents can sign their children up for
Banana Boat rides. Registration forms
are available at the school. Children
who meet the 48-inch height require-
ment will be given a ticket with a time to

report to the YOLO Watersports tent.
Boat ride spaces are limited, and are
on a first come, first served basis. An
adult guardian must be present to sign
a release for the ride. Contact Michelle
Wesley for more information by email at or
The day will feature games for the chil-
dren, a chance to soak special guests in
a dunk tank, and a birthday party-themed
silent auction with items donated by local
businesses including The Hungry Heron,
Cheeburger Cheeburger, Jerry's Foods,
Jungle Golf, Lazy Flamingo, Schnapper's
Hots, BIG ARTS, and the Skatium.
In addition to YOLO Watersports,
sponsors include The Mucky Duck, South
Seas Island Resort, and RED Salon &
Spa. This fundraiser will benefit the
Sanibel School Fund, a nonprofit organi-
zation that raises money to pay for pro-
grams such as foreign-language
continued on page 11

Royal poinciana trees are exploding with color. This tree, located on Pine Tree Drive,
Sanibel, has neighbors in awe.

OSHA Training
Course For Oil
Spill Cleanup
Fr those interested in helping with
clean-up should the Deepwater
Horizon spill reach Sanibel and
Captiva islands, there will be a four-
hour OSHA training session offered on
Captiva in June.
Oil is a hazardous material and there
are very strict state and federal require-
ments for volunteers once oil hits the
shorelines or occurs in nearshore waters.
Captiva Erosion Prevention District
(CEPD) has arranged for the Ostego Bay
Foundation's Marine Science Center to
offer their four-hour OSHA training at
South Seas Island Resort. The cost is $25
and reservations are required by June 9.
There will be two four-hour sessions
offered on June 14: one from 8 a.m. to
noon; the second from 1 to 5 p.m.
To register, you must call CEPD
at 472-2472 no later than 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9. Or you can email
CEPD at Give your
name, address, phone number, email
address, and whether you want to attend
the morning or afternoon session. If you
reach voicemail, simply leave the infor-
mation and someone will call you back to

Because seating is limited, walk-ins will
not be accepted. Please arrive at least 15
minutes prior to when the session begins
to complete your registration and pay
your fee. This is an OSHA training event
and you will receive a certificate upon
completion. You will not be seated once
the training begins nor be granted a cer-
tificate if you leave before completion.
In 1991, the state of Florida began
requiring local communities to either
maintain first-response capabilities them-
selves or contract with outside experts
to provide those first response services.
The Ostego Bay Environmental Response
Co-op was created in 1992 to meet
those state requirements. The all-volun-
teer group is licensed and inspected by
the state and operates under the jurisdic-
tion of the U.S. Coast Guard.&

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Fee Waived
This Weekend
o celebrate National Boating and
Fishing Week the entrance fee to
Wildlife Drive will be waived on
Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6.
Come out and enjoy the wild things
at JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife
Refuge on Sanibel.4

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Panel Quorum
There will be a quorum for the
next meeting of the Captiva
Community Panel on Tuesday,
June 15 beginning at 9 a.m. in the
Wakefield Room at 'Tween Waters Inn.
Following is a draft agenda, with the
final order and times of items still to be
determined pending input:
9 a.m. Introductions and roll call,
approval of May 11 minutes
9:05a"mDCEPD update -Kathy

acti ns tal.n Rt the eay 1d1rmeafirg.
include discussion of reason why
by9:1s5ca LDC sure committee mnd
9:45 a.m. Division of Forestly reveg-
etation grant for Captiva Drive ROW
10 a.m. Hurricane Preparedness &
Response Committee Doris Holzheimer
10:10 a.m. Nominating Committee
status Invite Planning Director Paul
O'Connor and Planner Katie Ebaugh to a
Captiva meeting as requested
10:20 a.m. Committee reports (as
*Finance Mike Kelly, Ken
Water quality Dave Jensen
Land Development Code Mike
*Fund-raising Rick Hayduk
10:30 a.m. Other business and public
Confirm dates for next meetings (July
13, August 10 and September 14).
The next Captiva Community Panel
meeting tentatively scheduled for July 13
in the Wakefield Room at 'Tween Waters
Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive.M

American Legion
POst 123 News
This Sunday, June 6, the American
Legion Post 123 is serving up bis-
cuits and sausage gravy from noon
to 3 p.m. and spaghetti and meatballs
from 3 p.m. to close. The general meet-
ing is Wednesday, June 9 at 6 p.m.
Monday, June 14 is Flag Day. Legion
members will be retiring flags beginning
at 6 p.m. Drop off your flags before the
14th to be retired. Monday nights stop in
on Monday nights for 9 ball pool tourna-
ments starting at 6 p.m. Thursday nights
it's Texas hold' em at 7 p.m. Players are
still needed.
Every Friday stop in for a six-ounce
ribeye sandwich with French fries. Check
out the daily specials and the full menu.
Food is served all day, every day and the
public is welcome. The Legion is open
Monday though Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9
p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 9 p.m., located
at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva
Road. For more information call 472-

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by Shirley Jewell
Fw of us realize that on December
7, 1941 along with the Japanese
attack on Pearl Harbor the U.S.
Naval Air Station on Midway Island,
Pacific came under heavy gunfire by the
Japanese Navy. That day the Americans
held strong and returned fire. The
Japanese were forced to withdraw,
however, six months later the Japanese
planned a return to Midway to take over
the island. This was to be called "The
Battle of Midway" ...June 4-7, 1942.
Duane E. Shaffer, author, historian,
former library director, head of collection
development and event coordinator for
the Sanibel Public Library, brought to life
through his words and media visuals a
Reader's Digest version of the dramatic
story of The Battle of Midwuay at last
week's Rotary meeting.
The Battle of Midwuay, an incred-
ible naval encounter, is referred to as a
turning point in our nation's history. "A
naval battle whose outcome would prove
the strength of the U.S. naval forces and
reduce the potential and the threat of the
Japanese Navy during WWII.--
Midway was a strategic and important
location for domination of the Pacific for
the Japanese. The Japanese plan was to
force the engagement of the U.S. navy in
battle, destroy our Pacific fleet and take
over Midway. This plan failed for a num-

This message was intercepted by the
Japanese and they then broadcasted a
radio message saying that AF is suffer-
ing a water shortage. The location was
verified, AF was Midway Island. Knowing
the enemy plans, Admiral Nimitz, the
American commander, would put his
ships in position and coordinate his plans
with the Midway naval station. They did
not know when the attack would happen
but they were on alert. Lying at the ready
and ready to roll.
The Japanese fleet consisted of 16
subs, four large aircraft carriers, 250
aircraft, two battleships, six cruises,
many destroyers, seven battleships and
light aircraft carrier. The American fleet
was three aircraft carriers (En terprise,
Hornet, and Yorktowun), heavy cruisers
and destroyers. On Midway Island, 115
fighters and bombers. This was a faceoff,
ready to happen.
On June 4, Admiral Nagumo sent
out half of the Japanese aircraft from
the carriers to attack Midway. Japanese
submarines were sent out to detect the
arrival of the American carriers. Problem:
U.S. carriers were already nearby and
Midway fighters and bombers were alert
and ready for action. The Japanese set
up their attack on Midway for the early
morning of June 4. The Japanese aircraft
took off from their carriers and were
detected by Midway.
Radar: The attack was underway,
Midway was bombed by the Japanese.
Our American fighters took to the air and
a bloody battle ensued. American bomb-
ers were sent from Midway to destroy
the Japanese aircraft carriers. At sea, our
aircraft launched a similar attack.

The Japanese were caught off-guard.
Half of the Japanese aircraft were stuck
on deck and were the perfect target for
our dive-bombers and torpedo bombers.
Deadly scenario: Half of the Japanese
planes on deck not ready for takeoff,
returning planes from Midway attack
unable to return to carriers. American
fighter planes in the air and ready to
attack. Boom! Boom! Boom! Thirty-
seven dive-bombers from the American
carrier Enterprise bombed the flight
decks of the Japanese carriers. Planes
fully fueled were their target. The carriers
were now inflamed. Both sides had heavy
casualties, but America had defeated the
Japanese. Japan had lost four aircraft
carriers and their air units, the Japanese
battleships and invasion fleet was too
weak to continue the fight. The Japanese
retreated, The Battle of Midway was over.
This is just an outline of Schaffer's
version of The Battle of Midway, but it
reminds us of all the absolute bravery of
our fighting troops, both in the past and
present. Thank you, we say to them, we
salute you!
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ber of reasons. Foremost was monitoring
of Japanese naval radio communication
by U.S. naval intelligence. Information
of a pending attack was attained through
this monitoring. The position of this
attack was referred to as AF. Commander
Joseph Rochefort, head of the Combat
Intelligence Office, thought that intel-
ligence information led him to believe
that AF wa Midway Island. To secure
proof ti lc tion, a faemessage via
undeneater cable phone lines indicating
that the Midway desalination facility was
broken, was sent.

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Ton May 21st, 2010. Tiffany's
undergraduate degree was also
achieved at UF in May 2006 where she
graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree
in Nutritional Science.
Tifany was awarded a UF Athletic

School and the Centre fbr the Performing
Arts at Cypress Lake Middle and HS where
she excelled in dance and played the violin.
While in her teens on Sanibel she worked at
Jerry's, Traders and Big Arts.
She has traveled to Costa Rica, Ecuador
andthe Donlinican Republic onnxissiont~rips

Letter fbr her participation as a nienber in and looks forward to continued coninmnity
the spirit dance team, the Dazzlers. She is service both at home and abroad.
also a nienber of the Kappa Alpha Thema Tifany plans to practice dentistry fbr one
Sorority and served as Scholarship Chair. year and then return to school to specialize
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City To Apply For
Bicycle Friendly
Desig nation .
by Emilie Alfino
W i 7th the help of the Sanibel
\//Bicycle Club, the city will be
Applying to be designated a -*
Bicycle Friendly Community by the ,
League of American Bicyclists. Club past
presidents Patti Sousa and Doug Dietrich Patti Sousa and Doug Dietrich, past presi-
appeared before city council Tuesday and dents of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, will
said the designation is an opportunity for help Sanibel apply for a Bicycle Friendly
Sanibel to be recognized for its shared- community designation from the League
use path system and master plan. of American Bicyclists
Some council members initially had
concerns about staff time involved in
applying for the designation, but Sousa and Dietrich allayed those worries by offering
the bike club's help. While the application is 32 pages long, much of it is information
that is known by the bike club, and minimal assistance from city staff would be needed
at this time.
"I don t see a down side," Sousa said about applying for the designation. She said if
Sanibel fails to achieve the designation, it will still learn where the League of American
Bicyclists sees a need for improvement. The city can then decide whether or not to
move forward on the league's suggestions.
One question on the application caused more discussion than any other does the
city have a staff person in charge of the bicycle paths? Councilman Jim Jennings was
concerned that with city staff numbers down, now is not the time to seek a designation
that might require additional staff.
"The League of American Bicyclists doesn t require anything," Sousa explained.
"Small cities have never been expected to have a bike staff person, and the Sanibel
Bicycle Club does a lot of volunteer things that normally would be done by a staff per-
Council voted to proceed with the application, which is due July 16. Applications
are accepted by the league twice a year, with the next opportunity coming up in
February. Designations are awarded in four categories: platinum, gold, silver or bronze.
With cities like Orlando, Boca Raton, and even New York City designated as Bicycle
Friendly Communities, Sousa and Dietrich believe it is time for Sanibel to try to
achieve the designation. The Sanibel Bicycle Club hopes the designation is beneficial
on future grant applications as well.G

City Seeks New Approach To
Stop Lake Okeechobee Releases
by Emilie Alfino
Vice Mayor Mick Denham has had enough of the Caloosahatchee taking much
more than its share of estuary-killing water from Lake Okeechobee. At city
council Tuesday, he reported on the recent public hearings held by the army
corps of engineers' Jacksonville Commander Col. Alfred Pantano, who he called "a
good salesman.
"I was offended by comments at the meeting that it was 'easy' to push water west
because there was no lawsuit and no endangered species," Denham said. There are
restrictions to sending water east and south due to various lawsuits and endangered
Denham said he now wants to play the endangered species card to help the
Caloosahatchee escape the massive releases of polluted fresh water.
"We've been fighting this issue for years now. We're going to go down a path to
get some help from a federal judge to get a similar restriction" on water being sent
west as there is to the south and the east, Denham explained.
The Charlotte Harbor Estualy has been deemed a critical habitat of the smalltooth
sawfish, an endangered fish belonging to the same group as sharks, skates and rays.
It can reach 18 feet in length and live up to 25 or 30 years. Its habitat, once large,
has shrunk to encompass only the Charlotte Harbor Estuary, which includes the
Caloosahatchee River and Sanibel Island.
The vice mayor received the full support of the council (Peter Pappas was absent),
although Jim Jennings raised some concerns about the cost. Those who spoke from
the audience supported the vice mayor's new approach as well, including PURRE
Water Coalition Chairman Mike Valiquette, SCCF Natural Resources Policy Director
Rae Anne Wessel, and Sanibel resident Barbara Cooley.
The path Denham is suggesting would involve several steps, including the filing of
Freedom of Information Act requests, possible petitions under the Endangered Species
Act, and more. City Attorney Ken Cuyler estimates this year's costs for environmental
law firm Beveridge & Diamond between $10,000 and $20,000, which can be cov-
ered in the current budget. Next year's cost could reach $80,000, and Cuyler would
not venture a guess beyond that.
Denham also plans to set up a meeting with key staff of the South Florida Water
Management District to try to hold them to their commitment to provide 450,000
acre-feet of water storage. "I want to have a very specific timeline about what they're
going to do and how they're going to do it," Denham said. "I think I need to use the
offices of the City of Sanibel, the Regional Planning Council and Lee County to help
them secure the necessary acreage.
continued on page 9

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damaged year in and year out as a result.
This occurs even when water use restric-
tions on agriculture are absent. When
there is excess (water) they refuse to
share in any type of resolution or shared
adversity. Also, remember they pay noth-
ing for their water (a public resource),
have federal price support subsidies, and
the public pays for most of their pollution
clean-up. This is a scam on the people
of Florida of monumental proportions.
He's right.
Of course the long-term solution is to
restore water flow from the lake to the
south, into the Everglades, as Mother
Nature intended. An important part of
that long-term solution is the purchase of
U.S. Sugar Corporation land by the state
of Florida.
The long-term solution does not help
us right now. What would have helped us
now would have been if the SFWMD had
acted to provide the temporary storage
they said they would provide.
You can help by keeping the pressure
on the governing board of the SFWMD.
Their contact information can be found
on the web at:
You can also help by letting Governor
Crist know about your concerns. He
appoints the governing board members.
His email address is Charlie.Crist@, and phone number is
More information is available from the
Committee of the Islands at www.coti.
org. Send your input on this important
matter to

Early in May, huge releases of 4,000
cubic feet per second were made from
Lake O into the Caloosahatchee, and
we saw the ugly brown lake water in our
bay and even circling around the light-
house end of the island. As I write this,
the releases have lessened only to about
3,000 cubic feet per second. That's still
way too much. And the official rainy sea-
son has not yet begun.
At risk are our seagrass and oyster
beds, fish, scallops and crabs. We're los-
ing our "crop" of sea life.
Why isn't this happening?
Meanwhile, agriculture south of the
lake suffers not at all. In early May, Sarah
Heard, a Martin County commissioner,
flew over the Everglades Agricultural
Area (EAA) south of the lake and noted
that the ditches there were all dry. Why
doesn't the EAA share the adversity?
Again, the SFWMD has no good answer
for this.
Water could be released from the lake
and sent through canals to the southeast
and out to tide. Why isn't this happening?
Sugar cane fields can withstand being
flooded for a couple weeks at this time
of year without significant damage. Why
isn't this happening? Again, the SFWMD
has no good answers.
In noting that agriculture benefits and
does not suffer at times like this, John
Cassani, a south Florida limnologist (a sci-
entist who studies fresh water bodies like
lakes), observed that even during droughts
"Their (agriculture's) influence starves the
estuary for water despite a MFL (mini-
mum flow level) passed since 2001. The
Caloosahatchee estuary is continually

that storage is not really avail-
Sand it is not being used. And
it is south of the lake, where we
o be.
weren't contracts with the land-
~eady to go, since the SFWMD
lust have known this 450,000
of storage would be needed
re SFWMD has no answer. In
having the knowledge that this
wias coming, the SFWMD did not
Sthe army corps has no choice.

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District Has No Excuses
by Barbara Joy Cooley, president,
Cornrittee of the Islands
While many are rightfully very
concerned about the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill, here on
Sanibel we are already being hit by an
environmental disaster involving our
estuaries and coastal waters.
Just as in 2004 and 2005, massive
amounts of polluted fresh water are now
being released from Lake Okeechobee
into the Caloosahatchee. Just as in 2004
and 2005, Lake Okeechobee is danger-
ously full and water must be released
from it by the U.S. Army Corps of
The environment committee of the
Committee of the Islands remembers
that, five years ago, the South Florida
Water Management District (SFWMD)
promised Sanibel that it would provide
450,000 acre-feet of temporary water
storage enough to take one foot of Barbara
water off the lake so that the next time much of
we had unusual rains they would not have able now
to force the corps to release so much none of
damaging water into the Caloosahatchee. need it te
We've had unusual rains. This unusu- Why r
ally wet dry season was predicted last owners r
October. Where's the 450,000 acre-feet clearly mr
of storage? Good question. acre-feet
There seems to be no good answer now? Th
forthcoming from the SFWMD. Of the spite of i
450,000 acre-feet, the SFWMD claims disaster ~
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Computer Class is scheduled for
S1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 and
~Thursday, July 1 with Patty
Waters. The topic will be What's A
Spreadsheet? Concepts and Uses.
You have a spreadsheet program with
Microsoft Works or Excel, but have you
used it? Are you new to spreadsheets
but not new to Windows? Find spread-
sheets intimidating? It does not have to
be. Spreadsheets can be useful and fun.
These two sessions introduce working
with rows and columns to keep track of
everything from your checkbook, loan
payments, household inventory and rent-
als. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for
Summer Fitness Classes are on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9
a.m. for a combination of HAPPY Hour
Fitness and Essential Total Fitness with
Sandi McDougall.
Gentle Yoga with Chris Brown is at 11
a.m. Monday and Wednesdays.
Bridge for Fun is at 12:30 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday.
Mah Johngg is at 12:30 p.m.
Prizes for both games are awarded
and includes materials and su plies.
Cost is $2.50 for members, $5 for non-
Kayak Launching is at 8:30 a.m ,
Tuesday, June 8 and 22 "
All participants must meet at the cen-

Wednesday, June 9 at 9 a.m.
The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel
Moorings Resort is overflowing 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. This
is a must see for plant lovers and garden
clubs. Reservation is required. Cost is $5
per person.
Friday, June 18 at 8 a.m.
Historic cruise by Teresa Schober,
director of the Mound House. Sneak
peek of the new underground archaeo-
logical exhibit and tour, offered in coop-
eration with Captiva Cruises and The
Mound House Cultural Resources Center.
Along the way you 11 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 into an
actual Calusa shell mound to observe its
construction, its layers and to see this
cross section of over a thousand years of
Southwest Florida history. Reservations
are required as space is limited. Meet
at the center at 8 a.m. and carpool to
Sanibel Harbour Resort. Return time to
Punta Rassa is 1:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per
Wednesday, June 30 at 9 a.m.
Naples Museum of Art, second annual
Florida Contemporary exhibit. Art afi-
cionados will have numerous opportuni-
ties to be jarred and/or entranced as
they wander through the exhibition that
showcases the myriad talents of artists
who have a distinct connection to the
Sunshine State. Admission is $8.

The center's new hours are 8 a.m. to
3:30 p.m.
Call the center for further details of all
programs and to sign up at 472-5743.
All ages are welcome.#

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Second, LCEC plans increased line
mechanic coverage, initially around-the-
clock. "We're working with the union to
work out 24/7 coverage," Hamilton said.
Third, the company will put cameras
on the transmission line's water crossings
so problems can be detected immediately
without the delays inherent in sending
out crews to investigate. Vice Mayor Mick
Denham asked whether increasing the
height of the lines was possible to avoid
sailboat accidents, and Hamilton said that
possibility is being reviewed. Meanwhile,
cameras are a less expensive and immedi-
ate service improvement.
Fourth, tree trimming will be accel-
erated. Hamilton was quick to assure
everyone that LCEC will not change the
way in which trees are trimmed, only the
Fifth, the company will conduct a
visual inspection of the entire system.
Sixth, additional automated switching
and protective devices will be installed.
Finally, LCEC will improve communi-
cations and will evaluate and act on addi-
tional alternatives.
Hamilton said he would be happy to
report back to city council with progress
reports. The mayor said a formal pre-
sentation wasn't necessary but asked for
a timeline to be sent to the city manager
for posting on the city s Web site.#

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La ke O keecho be e
Denham expects to leave that meeting
with a specific timeline.
The real solution, he said, is to find
a flow way south, but he said he is not
confident in the U.S. Sugar purchase
coming to fruition. "I'm very supportive
of the deal but there are so many barriers
in the way, there s some real doubt about
whether it is going to happen," Denham
said. "It' sa real tragedy for all of us, but I
think that's the way it is.
Council approved moving forward
on Denham's suggestion regarding the
smalltooth sawfish, which Cuyler said will
change the city's posture with regard to
the army corps of engineers, possibly
away from one of cooperation. He said,
however, that the steps the city will be
taking are required prior to reaching the
point of litigation. "They have value and
purpose even if you don t get to litiga-
tion," Cuyler continued. "This is not liti-
gation. We prefer to be part of the solu-
tion process," he concluded.

Fishing Pier
Funds Will

Go To Beaches

And Bathrooms
by Emilie Alfino
Mayor Kevin Ruane reported
Tuesday that he had "good
news and good news" from the
Tourist Development Council s (TDC)
latest meeting May 13, and it was about
the causeway fishing pier Sanibel has
consistently challenged.
While previous word was that the
pier would be deferred for five years, last
month the TDC suggested appropriating
the $1.5 million slated for the pier. The
result is that the pier now has a permit
but no funds allocated to it and Sanibel
has money for beach maintenance and
btlhe mDC% me the move because
municipalities had requested some $6.5
million with only $4.9 million of funds
Tviae run te plamned laing the

"We were able to get by with some
maneuvering to receive money to help
with maintaining our beaches and some
bathroom projects that have been on
the project list," Ruane explained. "So
for this year we were able to find the
money for all the municipalities, including
Sanibel, to do some capital projects and
basic beach maintenance even though
we're still under financial pressure.
The mayor said the TDC is still under
tremendous pressure to get tourists to
come to this area. Even though the
beaches are in pristine condition now,
as people make plans for the coming
months, they are afraid of oil that may be
headed this way.
"We can only forecast 72 hours out
and continue to hope," the mayor con-

LCE C To City.

Fix The Problems
by Emilie Alfino

Chief Executive Officer Dennie
Hamilton told city council June 1
"I'm disappointed to stand here in front
of you this morning to tell you we're
not meeting our objectives. We do not
find our service acceptable on Sanibel
Island. "
Outages both brief and prolonged
have been on the increase on Sanibel
since November of last year, according
to LCEC statistics. The nonprofit electric
distribution cooperative has about 10,800
customers and 160 miles of transmis-
sion and distribution lines on Sanibel and
Hamilton said Sanibel is unique in
more ways than its beauty, and some
of its uniqueness makes it more difficult
to serve as an electricity customer. It is
served by a single-source transmission
line with two water crossings, has a single
subtt In; haet iant' lnrt saand wd -
sure to salt affect equipment; a remote
location and a causeway limit LCEC s
acnes .and no LCEC employees live on

"We do not lower our expectations of
ourselves in serving Sanibel because of
these things," Hamilton stressed.
The company measures reliability by
an index that represents the average
number of minutes a customer is without
electricity for the year and breaks down
outage events into major and minor cat-
egories (less than one minute is deemed
to be minor).
LCEC has had a maintenance pro-
gram in place for years, Hamilton
said, and saw improvements in service
to Sanibel in 2007-2008, when the
index (called SAIDI for System Average
Interruption Duration Index) dropped
from 24.7 to 16.4.
The index was sailing along at 2.6 in
September 2009 until a series of events
sent it soaring, starting with a sailboat
that hit a transmission line November 1.
After that, there were equipment failures
that continued into 2010 and another
sailboat incident in March of this year.
Last year finished with a SAIDI of 38.9,
and so far this year Sanibel s SAIDI is at
Hamilton listed the actions his com-
pany is implementing to fix the situation,
all of which are already under way. "Our
intent is to work as quickly as we can to
get things back to where they need to
be," he stated.
First, LCEC has performed an exten-
sive internal analysis of the causes and
impacts of the outages as well as its main-
tenance, operations, and restoration prac
tices. It has also commissioned a review
by an independent expert, which Mayor
Kevin Ruane was glad to hear. "An inde-
pendent report will shed more light on
this," the mayor said.

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can you tell
if you're ..M
looking at
a glob of
oil versus
a glob of
sea pork?
Sea pork
is firm, ~
smooth, r .l
and flex-
ible. It
and feels q R r .
very much
like rubber, sea pork
and comes
in many colors. If you look closely, you will be able to see the thousands of zooids that
make up the larger organism. It's like an apartment building full of tiny residents.
Oil usually shows up on beaches in the form of mousse or tar balls. Oil mousse is
brownish-orange in color, with the consistency of thick pudding. Tar balls are black,
very dense in weight, and feel sticky.
If you think you've found oil, report it to local officials for further investigation. If
you find a piece of sea pork, enjoy the opportunity to take a closer look at a very
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Get ready for the party of the century and a day full of family fun! Join the Sanibel School Fund and celebrate 100-plus years
of highest-quality education for Sanibel and Captiva students at the Sanibel School. The day includes food, beverages,
birthday cake, games for the kids, "celebrity" dunk tank and silent auction. Portion of ticket price also includes FREE Banana
Boat rides for kids four feet height or taller, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Get your tickets now by completing the form
below and returning it with check in envelope, to school with your child. Happy birthday to the Sanibel School! And thanks for
100-plus years of terrific education! Please note: a parent or guardian must accompany students, as this is not a school-
sponsored event. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children.

Sea hams

10 ISLAND SUN JUNE 4, 2010

Oil Or Animal?
by Leah Biery, Sanibel Sea School

tainty regarding if and how
the oil blowout will affect
Sanibel Island's beaches, Sanibel
Sea School has been receiving lots
of questions about the topic from
citizens and visitors.
A few people have expressed
concern over dark blobs on the
beach, wondering if they have
found the first signs of oil on our
island. If you come across lumpy
objects like the ones pictured, don't
panic they are just tunicates,
perhaps the most highly-evolved
marine invertebrates. They are also
known as sea pork or sea hams,
and are related to sea squirts.
Sea pork is a firm mass of cel-
lulose that houses many zooids,
which are tiny distinct individuals
that form a colonial animal. The
subtidal species grows on rocks, jet-
ties, corals, and seaweed, and often
gets washed up on the beach dur-
ing storms. They are filter feeders,
meaning they derive food from the
saltwater that they pump through
their bodies.

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Cuyler, that it would be extremely difficult
at this late date to find a vendor able and
available to take on the job even if a pri-
vate donor came fonvard. "It would take
a miracle," the mayor said.M
From page 1
Sonibel School
instruction and technology enhance-
ments. Fundraising by parents and friends
to pay for these programs earned The
Sanibel School the Blue Ribbon des-
ignation from the U.S. Department of
Students must be accompanied by
their parent/guardian as this is not a
school-sponsored event. Parents are
responsible for the supervision of their
children. For event sponsorship informa-
tion contact Debra Hobbs at 565-0549.M

Chamber To
Offer Resident
Discount Card
by Emilie Alfino
Sanibel and Captiva residents will
soon be able to buy a card that
3will get them discounts at par-
ticipating local businesses. Sanibel &
Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce
President Ric Base announced the pro-
gram at Sanibel City Council Tuesday,
to mixed reviews.
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by Emilie Alfino
It was Councilman Jim Jennings
Iwho first mentioned his disappoint-
Iment that the city would not be hav-
ing Fourth of July fireworks this year
because the money was not in the bud-
get. It upset him.
"Fireworks are a symbol of the cel-
ebration of this country," Jennings said
early in Tuesday's council meeting. "It
doesn t sit well with me that we're not
going to have fireworks when we ve had
them for so many years.
The meeting continued, but council
hadn't heard the last of the topic.
During public comment, resident
Claudia Burns resurrected the topic,
essentially echoing Jennings' remarks.
Last year, with the city facing similar bud-
get restraints, the money for the fireworks
was privately donated. About $13,500
is needed, and above that the city would
have to pick up approximately $2,500 in
overtime pay for city workers to staff the
Because there is not another city
council meeting scheduled prior to
Independence Day, a motion passed to
allow the mayor to sign a contract with a
fireworks vendor should a private citizen
or company come forward to donate the
money needed to put on a fireworks dis-
play on Sanibel.
City Manager Judie Zimomra warned
in the strongest terms, echoed by Mayor
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8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Bible Study
The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam,
Temple of the Islands, meets for Friday
night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall, of the United Congregational Church,
2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Call Temple President Dr. Michael Raab,
at 395-1432 for more information.
11580 Chapin Lane
The Rev. Dr. Robert R. Hansel
Nov. 15 through April 18
Sunday 11 a.m.
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
1 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684.
Sanibel Community Church:
140 P riwinkle Wae o72r-2P or
Barb Nave, Associate Pastor
Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor
Sunday Worship Hours:
8 a.m. Traditional Service
with Communion
9 a.m. Contemporary Service
with Kids' Church
10:45 a.m. Traditional Service
Childcare available at all services.
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 access.
3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763
Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk,
Communion Service: Monday and
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.
Daily Mass: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
8:30 a.m.; Saturday Vigil, 5 p.m.;
Sunday Masses, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
August and September Services
Saturday, Vigil Mass 5 p.m.,
Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
2304 Periwinkle Way between the
Bean and Baileys 472-2173
Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector cha s-san
Saturday at 5 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 9 a.m.
1 st Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m.
MoeetsD one hiSouSundhy ileacthhemonth
Sanibel Congregational Church
2050 Perlwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m.
A pot luck is held at a member's home on
the third Sunday of each month.
For more information call 433-4901 or

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he Sanibel Community Church Vacation Bible School theme this year is
There will be dinner, worship, Bible break-outs, games and fun. Register your
children, ages three years through 5th grade by calling the church at 472-2684 .
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partnership consisted of Sanibel
Beautification, Inc.; the Sanibel-Captiva
Chamber of Commerce; the Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation Foundation; and
the City of Sanibel for the streetscape
and planting of vegetation damaged or
destroyed by Hurricane Charley in the
Periwinkle Way right-of-way.
"We took advantage of adversity and
took the opportunity to make improve-
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Daniel Karl Poshek, 44, of Sanibel,
Florida, passed away Saturday,
May 22.
He was born in Pasadena, California
on March 18, 1966 to James and
Patricia Poshek. Daniel is survived by his
parents and brothers, Jaime and Kevin,
and sister, Kimberly, and numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins.
Daniel was a graduate of Michigan
State University with a BS degree in
packaging engineering and received a
BS degree from Florida State University
in computer science. He attended Boy's
State in Indiana. He was a member of the
Delta Chi Fraternity.
Daniel was employed at a software
company for 14 years and most recently
at Winds. his hobbies included painting,
windsurfing, biking, skiing, fishing and
He was a member of St. Isabel's
Catholic Church on Sanibel Island. Daniel
was a good, kind, loving and honest per-
son and will be deeply missed by his fam-
ily and friends.
There will be a funeral mass at St.
Isabel's Catholic Church on Sanibel Island
on Saturday, June 12 at 10 a.m. The
family suggests donations in honor of
Danny to be made to St. Isabel's
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for community members to support the
city's efforts by raising funds and involv-
ing not only individual volunteers but also
the business community and local organi-
zations to complete a variety of projects.
The group has been a partner with the
city in the planting of native trees, shrubs
and flowers, the installation of drinking
fountains, and coordinating the place-
ment of benches and bike racks.
City council also honored the
Periwinkle Way Restoration Project,
which recently received a prestigious
award from the Florida Native Plant
Society for the contributions of the
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O live Madelin Sandor, the little 1 .I
redheaded ball of fire, passed
away quietly in her home on May
14, 2010. She attended grade school..
and high school in Billingston, West r
Virginia. Upon moving to Somerdale,
New Jersey, she met and married
George Sandor and also had a special
love for birds and a huge aviary to -
house them. She is predeceased by her
husband George and survived by sister
Jane Terry and her niece Elaine Wils
of Fort Myers, Florida. Madelin worked
at Bailey's General Store where she
was loved by co-workers and customers
alike. She was fiercely loyal to Baileys
and always wanted to provide customers
with what they needed. When you think
of her, keep her in your heart knowing
that she lived a wonderful life.

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Why Ibsq and deplov srei8 fin C2lasrn Bayou ?
Oysters fonr living rrleefs that provide nursery habitat for adull anid juvenile fishes, shrimp and crcabs, as wlell as
feeding sites for many larer~E animals (fisheas, birds, reptiles, mamnmals), Oysters also filter significant volumes
of water, improving water clarity, stabilizee! sediment and shoreines. Acdult oysters release millions olBf fetiized
eggs (Maay to Olctober) which then develop in our wlaters over 2;3 weeks. They then must attach (now called
'spat) to a hard substrate (fldeally other oysters) or they die. Bjy bullding ref in the spring, we rar providing
critical settling material to continue the cycle.
Restoration of oyster and mangrove habitats will benefit many important fish sprecie~s, including anosok, gray
snapper, mslulle-t, spotted searoutf1W, red drum, tarpon, gollath g~rouper and numerous ecol~gic~ally-~imp&olrtant
invetebrates that support the fishery resources. Enhaned habitats will pdrovd feeding~ areas for endangered
species such as wood storks, piping~ players. least terns, snowy plovers, Florida manatees, and smalitooth
Clam Bayou was once connected to the G~ulf of Mse~xico and Pine island Sound. Storms and other human
activities (~road construction) isolated It from the above resulting in declining mangrove, seagrass and oyster
habitat. In 2006, the Cilty of Sanibsel, with numerous funding partners be~gan a restoration effort installing box
culvrts, reconnecting it with Pine Island Sound. T"he SCCF Marine Lab is continuing ~this effort having
received 2009-20"11 furnding furo NOAA, "TNC and other partners such as the City of Sanibe.
Over the yapr, activities will include: Continued begging and deployment o~f ovr 70 tons of reef~-building
materials using volunteers; reef construction; habitat and water quality monitoring, including seagrass and
mangrove health and oyster reef development, eimployinrg SCCiF Lab and City of Sanibel staff, along with
numerous volunbears. A related project is collecting and planting red~ mang roves, along
with seagrasses.

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Crow Receives Challenge Grant
Donation And Needs Your Help
In January 2009,
IClinic for the T p
Rehabilitation of
Wildlife) opened t~r ~ IC~
its Healing Winds
Visitor Education .FI
Center to the pub- tiJ
lic. The new visitor ag ge
experience begins c MilL5
with a welcomeorgnlypo ue
video that was
and used at the old
CROW clini for
In an effort to .
further CROW's mis-
sion to save wildlife
through compassion,
care and education, Healing Winds Visitor Education Center
CROW is hoping to
begin production of a new "documentary" welcome video for the center employing the
services of local videographer Rusty Farst. Farst is donating much of his time and ser-
vices but final production costs, materials and third-party services bring the final price
to $12,000.
The new video will give visitors an opportunity to learn about CROW's history, its
current efforts, and its future goals for making a difference in the lives of our wildlife
neighbors. Farst's work is well-known throughout the local community and his works
are always educational, experiential and inspirational. CROW is excited to have the
chance to benefit from his talent, experience and generosity.
An anonymous and long-time "Friend of CROW" has offered to match any indi-
vidual donations up to $6,000 to allow video production to begin. CROW is reaching
out to its always supportive and giving community to solicit donations in support of
that $6,000 goal. Every dollar you give will be matched.
Those who are willing to help are asked to make checks payable to CROW (please
note "Video" on the memo line) and mail them to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957.
You can also donate online at

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16 ISLAND SUN -JUNE 4, 2010
CROW Case Of The Week:
Florida Box Turtle
by Brian Johnson
HHe was so
small that
A, D you wonder
.how Jay Garrity
even saw him in
I '. the backyard of his
Naples home, but
it was a good thing
he did.
The 6.5-gram
creature had an
amputated right rear foot and the left one
was not in working order. His prospects
for survival were real slim.
"He was so tiny, the size of a nickel,"
said Dr. Amber McNamara, recalling
his arrival on November 17, 2009.
"Something had happened 'long ago
in his short life' to his right foot, as the
amputation had completely healed.
Normally a turtle can adapt to the loss
of one foot, but having an injury to one
rear leg and near paralysis in the other
presented some serious challenges. His
prognosis was extremely guarded."
CROW staff put the box turtle in an
incubator with a gopher tortoise hatchling
who happened to be at the clinic.
During the day they soaked the box
turtle in a microscopic five millimeters of
water to keep him hydrated.
Despite his miniature size, Dr. Amber
performed acupuncture on his left rear
leg to stimulate life in it. The five-minute
session must have set a Florida if not

Box turtle
national record for smallest wildlife acu-
puncture patient. She found a point in his
leg and a point in his tail.
It took him about two months to really
show an appetite. He spent several hours
per day in "physical therapy" a 10-inch
bowl of dirt with worms, sticks, shells and
leaves from his natural habitat to encour-
age movement.
Over time and multiple acupressure
and physical therapy sessions, he began
to regain strength in his left leg, and on
April 6 earned a transfer outdoors to a
"lettuce box" to get sunshine and nestle
in blades of grass. His physical rehab pro-
gram consisted, essentially, of burrowing
into the ground. The enclosure was wired
to keep him from getting out and preda-
tors from getting in.

Cat opens lettuce box cage
"He has lots of leaves and plants to
hide in," said Dr. Amber. "He likes to dig
himself into the dirt and can now do his
own PT 24 hours a day."
The box turtle, now weighing 25.5
grams and measuring three inches in
length, is nearing release.
"He's five times his size, so he really
has sprouted," said Dr. Amber. "He's
shown fantastic improvement in the use
of his legs. It's taken a lot of time about
seven months, but he's very close to
being ready."

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hospital providing veterinary care for
native and migratory wildlife from the
Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital
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from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations
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Tarpon Fishing
On The Full Moon
And Hill Tides
by Capt.
Matt Mitchell
ith a full
moon and
S V afternoon/
evening hill tides
J this week the
morning tarpon
S bite was just not
right. I did manage
to catch a few tar-
pon in the morn-
ings but they were not as active as they
were the previous week. These hill tides
are a natural phenomenon as the strong
outgoing tide pulls swimming crabs and
baitfish out through the passes as tarpon
feed hard.
Some of the areas I fished for tarpon
in the sound this week were Foster's
Point on North Captiva, the slews
between Cayo Costa and the south end
of Cabbage Key and Captiva Rocks. All
these places had a few rolling fish but

A jumping tarpon caught gulfside this week
slow action at best. I spent a lot of time
running and looking without ever find-
ing any good numbers of fish in the bay.
Glassy calm conditions in the mornings
should have made finding rolling tarpon
easy if they were there.

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I did have reports of good evening
tarpon action in the passes on the big
outgoing tides. The tarpon were feed-
ing well on crabs right before sunset but
strong afternoon sea breezes made the
passes rough, making it bumpy out there,
to say the least. Now that we are finally
getting past this full moon phase, things
will pick back up in the sound this week
for daytime anglers.
Talking daily with other guides and
anglers targeting tarpon we all seemed to
be having the same problem of getting on
a consistent daytime tarpon bite or even
locating any good numbers of fish in the
sound. Everyone one I talked with had

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Capt. Matt Mitchell looking for tarpon in
the tarpon triangle
their own theory to what had happened
with the fish this week.
We will never really know but some of
the thoughts on the lack of fish were: The
bright full moon let the fish feed all night.
With the late day/early evening hill tides
the tarpon had gorged on crabs in the
passes and were just not interested in eat-
ing. Or, maybe they had moved offshore
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From page 11
Discount Card
The $5 annual fee for the card, which
looks like a credit card, will cover the
basic cost of producing the card and
a brochure that will list participating
chamber businesses. These will include
retailers, cultural outlets, restaurants, and
The program is entirely voluntary for
businesses and there is no charge for
merchants to participate. Businesses will
be listed in the brochure and given win-
dow stickers to indicate they participate in
the resident discount program.
"We're trying to get more people
to stay on Sanibel to shop," Base said.
"You see 20 people from Sanibel every
Saturday morning at CostCo."
Base said a similar program in Ft.
Lauderdale garnered 50 percent partici-
pation from its chamber members and
was very successful. He asked for the
city's help in getting the word out.
Mayor Kevin Ruane said, "We can't
thank Ric enough for trying to get people
to shop here, especially during these dif-
ficult times."
Councilman Marty Harrity was strong-
ly opposed to the idea of resident dis-
count cards, saying there were too many
competitive pressures on businesses and
it was up to business owners to attract
and maintain customers with good service
and excellent products. Later, during pub-
lic comment, Paul Reynolds agreed with
Harrity "500 percent." Reynolds said the
new program "will reward people who
overcharge for their products. I hope the
program fails. "

From page 17
Tarpon Fishing
to spawn after the full moon all-you-can-
eat crab party. I think it's all these things
but when it comes right down to it we
know very little about tarpon.
Gulfside action was a little better if
you could locate the fish. There are
many square miles of water to search
for tarpon in between Fort Myers Beach
and Sanibel. This area makes up the
tarpon triangle (basically draw a line from
the south end of Fort Myers Beach to
Knapp's Point on Sanibel). As tarpon
travel north towards the passes for the
big party they cut off this corner. They
often stage up in this area and can be
located in large numbers before moving
up to the passes before spawning.
When looking for tarpon in the tarpon
triangle off of Sanibel I like to line up with
the radio tower around Tarpon Bay Road
and work my way south out towards Fort
Myers Beach. You will see lots of boats
spread out fishing in this area. There will
be two types of anglers: boats anchored
up cut baiting; and boats running and
looking. Both methods work but I prefer
to sight fish when conditions allow. This
type of sight fishing is not only looking
for fish but watching what the other boats
are doing. Sure, it's great to locate your
own school but when fishing is tough,
watch for all the boats to get in close
together. That usually means they are on
a pod of tarpon.

I fished several smaller schools of tar-
pon this week out from Knapp's Point
in water from 18 to 24 feet deep. As
the morning got later the fish moved out
deeper and deeper. By late morning the
fish had simply disappeared. Even when
we located a school I did not see too
many hook ups. After spending three
hours looking for fish gulfside one morn-
ing we finally located one pod along with
the other dozen boats that spotted them.
We all worked the school for a few hours.
I managed to jump only two fish and saw
only three or four others hooked. Seeing
these fish come up and roll while every-
one chases and pitches to them is an
awesome sight even if you don't hook up.
The majority of the tarpon fishing I
generally do is bayside but with the lack
of fish in the sound this week I had to
switch it up and go south and gulfside.
During these full moon/hill tide periods I
think you have two choices to catch a tar-
pon: either fish the passes during the hill
tide as any fish in that area will be in the
pass; or stay as far away from the pass
where the fish are not affected by this
natural phenomenon.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
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Be Prepared: The
Start Of The 2010
Hurricane Season
by David Halstead, Director of Florida
Division of Emergency Management
n April Governor Crist gave me the
distinct honor of appointing me as the
director of the Division of Emergency
Management. While the vast majority of
my time since that appointment and the
time of the State Emergency Response
Team (SERT) has been involved with
preparing for the potential future
impacts that may be caused by the
Deepwater Horizon incident, it is time
to shift some of that focus to the begin-
ning of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane
The weather experts tell us that we
can expect a busy hurricane season. The
current forecast calls for an above aver-
age year for the formation of hurricanes.
While we respect those that forecast
these numbers, it is important that we
remind our citizens and visitors that it
only takes one storm to cause loss of
lives and devastating property damage.
Hurricane Andrew was a devastating
Category 5 hurricane that struck our state
in 1992. That was a year in which the
forecast called for a below average year
for the formation of hurricanes. So again
while the higher numbers bring to light
the start of the hurricane season, we have
to remain focused on individual respon-
sibility and being prepared for the one

storm that may impact the state and your
Recently released survey results indi-
cate that many coastal residents are much
less prepared than they should be and in
some cases go to the extreme of believ-
ing there is almost no risk to themselves
or their families due to a land-falling hur-
ricane. I am reminded that over 25 years
ago an elderly gentleman lived at the base
of a beautiful mountain and had a breath-
taking view. He had lived there for most
of his life and yet knew that one day all
of this could be threatened. This was his
life right up to the point that Mount St.
Helens erupted and eventually took his
home and his life. He felt that evacuating
when the local officials told him to would
be to abandon everything he had built.
We also live in a paradise, with beautiful
beaches and spectacular views. What we
have to understand is that there are times
that we must heed local officials and
evacuate. With the decision to evacuate
comes the need to have a plan, where
are you going, where will you stay, what
route will you travel and what must you
take with you (medicines, clothing, food,
water, insurance policies, etc).
To those citizens and visitors that are
asked to evacuate we recommend trav-
eling tens of miles versus hundreds of
miles. In most cases moving out of the
immediate area where storm surge, the
water pushed in front of the hurricane-
force winds, will save lives. So traveling
to friends' or families' homes out of these
danger areas is a critical decision. So Get
A Plan! is more than just talk it requires
an action. Action by you and your fam-

ily to understand that living in paradise
comes with a price and that price is
preparedness. Visit www.FloridaDisaster.
org today and get started developing your
family plan.#

Snowy Plover
Nesting Update
Ss of Thursday, May 27, there
were five snowy plover nests on
L Sanibel, with 10 eggs and four
chicks. Nest 10 was abandoned with
two eggs. 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. Do not enter the
staked exclosures and keep dogs out as
well. When snowy plovers are not mov-
ing, they are extremely well camouflaged.
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
offered on Fridays at 10 a.m. at SCCF's
Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva

Snowy plover chick
photo by Hugh McLaughlin.
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group will carpool out to the beach to
learn how to spot these elusive shorebirds
in their native habitat. For more informa-
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some hands-on learning. Mr. Richard (Finkel) led the students on a natural
scavenger hunt through the preserve.
The children learned about native trees and plants, spotted rare butterflies and even
a snake swimming in the pond. Each child had a list of things found in nature and had
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During a brief rest in the gazebo, Mr. Richard paused for some questions about the
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in the preserve?" A little hard to answer, but Mr. Richard did his best.
On the path back to school, he encouraged the children to explore the colors
in nature by handing each a color swatch. As they walked, the children pointed
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SCCF Participates

In Everglades

Summit In DC
submitted by Rae Ann Wessel, Natural
Resource Policy Director, Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation Foundation
Last week the Everglades
Foundation sponsored an
Everglades Summit in Washington,
DC designed to generate political sup-
port among policymakers for restoration
of America's Everglades and raise the
profile of the restoration's ecological
and economic impacts.
The event began on Wednesday at
the Newseum with a roundtable discus-
sion between top government decision-
makers, moderated by former NBC News
anchorman Tom Brokaw and concluded
on Thursday with briefings and individual
meetings with members of Congress and
representatives of their offices.
Brokaw led the round table discussion
with panelists Tom Strickland, assistant
secretary of Department of the Interior
(DOI); Pete Silva of the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA); Gary Guzzy,
deputy director and general counsel of
the Council on Environmental Quality;
Jo Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary
of the U.S. Army Civil Works; Col. Al
Pantano, commander of Jacksonville
District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;,
Mike Sole, Secretary Florida Department
of Environmental Protection; Eric
Buermann, chair, South Florida

Rae Ann Wessel, of the Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation, above, attended
the Everglades Summit
Water Management District (SFWMD)
Governing Board; Carol Ann Wehle,
executive director SFWMD; Everglades
Foundation Board Chair Paul Tudor
Jones and Tom Van Lent, senior scientist.
An Additional 5.5 Miles Of
Tamiami Trail Bridging
A surprise but welcome announce-
ment kicked off the roundtable discussion
when the Assistant Secretary of the DOI,
Tom Strickland, revealed plans for bridg-
ing an additional 5.5 miles of Tamiami
Trail. Together with the one-mile bridge
currently under construction, the addition-
al bridging will allow water dammed on

the north side of the road to flow south
into the parched Everglades National
Park that today receives only one fifth
of its historic flow. The bridging is a first
step to restoring flow south out of Lake
Okeechobee since without a bridge to
pass more water south, the road would
U.S. Sugar Land Purchase And
Everglades Restoration
Brokaw stirred up the discussion
with the news the Fanjul family, owners
of Florida Crystals, had contacted him
questioning the purpose and value of the
U.S. Sugar purchase, describing it as a
corporate bailout. In response Chairman
Buermann instead characterized the
purchase as a bailout of the environ-
ment, grabbing the singular opportunity
since the 1930s to restore flow south.
Referring to a pair of recent court deci-
sions, he explained that federal judgments
have required more land and storage to
clean up water and the Everglades and
asked, "If not this land, what land?"
Everglades Foundation Chair Jones
compared the purchase to the challenges
Teddy Roosevelt faced in putting together
the national park system. He suggested
that this "generational chance we have to
acquire the land must have the political
will, we cannot allow any self interested
group to stand in our way." He suggested
the benefits of the purchase must be
compared to the costs of the alternatives.
Compared to the costs of other lands
and the proposal for aquifer storage and
recovery (ASR), the acquisition of the
U.S. Sugar land is the cheapest and most
cost effective option.

Economic Value Of Everglades
Jones made the economic case for
investing in Everglades restoration.
Calling Everglades restoration the single
biggest economic engine in South Florida,
it is the single most compelling reason
to pursue difficult political decisions to
move forward. In support, he introduced
preliminary findings of an economic
impact study commissioned by the foun-
dation, which reveals that an investment
of $11 billion in restoration funds today
will yield $33 billion in benefits over the
next 40 years and has the potential to
create 330,000 jobs, conservatively provid-
ing a 185 percent return on investment.
Demonstrating their understanding of the
economic value, the Obama administra-
tion has proposed spending $180 million
on Everglades restoration projects in the
coming fiscal year.
Local Impacts
The program also included a
multi-media presentation highlighting
Southwest Florida locals: John Jensen of
Jensen's Twin Palm Marina on Captiva;
Ralf Brooks, environmental attorney
from Cape Coral; Tamara Pigott, execu-
tive director of the Lee County Visitor
& Convention Bureau; Lee County
Commissioner Ray Judah; and Ed
Carlson, manager of the Corkscrew
Swamp Sanctuary in Collier County. All
spoke about the impact of Everglades res-
toration on our local economy.
Making The Case To Congress
On Thursday there were briefings with
a broad panel of congressmen and


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women followed by an opportunity to
meet individually with congressional
offices to discuss Everglades progress and
funding needs.
The message was clear. The
Everglades is a national treasure that has
provided tangible benefits and results.
The Kissimmee River restoration has
returned 90 percent of the wading birds
and 45 percent of fisheries. Progress has
continued, with four project groundbreak-
ings in the last seven months. We need
to continue the funding and momentum
while the costs of construction and land
values are at all time lows and the U.S.
Sugar purchase will provide the oppor-
tunity to recapture flow that historically
went south. To that end we are pushing
hard for a Water Resources Development
Act (WRDA) bill this year to fund the
C43 West Basin Reservoir and other
distributed storage projects within the
Caloosahatchee watershed. The WRDA
bill is not moving so it will take our collec-
tive voices pushing for the bill to make it
happen this year.
We learned that we have many friends
in Congress and have laid the ground-
work for bringing more supporters into
the fold. The Summit was an effective
Also Of Note
At the Everglades Restoration River
of Grass meeting held last week in
Clewiston, one of the proposed configu-
rations -- creating a reservoir within Lake
Okeechobee -- was cut from future plan-
The corps initiated a 10-day, lower
release schedule from the lake, with
releases reduced from 4,000 cfs to 3,000
-- measured at the Franklin Lock.#

Turtle Tracks
he Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation is sponsoring Turtle
Tracks at the Nature Center at
9 a.m. on Thursdays. This interpretive
program delves into the life cycle of the
sea turtles that nest on the beaches.
Participants start at the turtle exhibit and
marine touch tank to learn about the life
cycle of the loggerhead and then go to a

beach site to discuss their nesting habitat
and other fascinating marine life.
Cost for this program is $5 for adults
and free for children; a beach parking fee
of $2 per car is necessary at the beach site.
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation monitors the sea turtle nests on
Sanibel and Captiva. If you have questions
about the Turtle Tracks program or the sea
turtle research program, call the founda-
tion's Nature Center at 472-2329.0

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The preview will be
held at the Edison State
College in Richard H. Rush
Library on Friday, June 18.
Auction pieces range from
fun to formal, traditional
paintings to the unique,
painted furniture, and clay
The preview opens at
5:30 p.m. and ends at 8
p.m. There will be belly
dancing, fortune tellers,
and sultans. A Middle
Eastern Bazaar will be set
up where you can buy
soaps, exotic oils, jewelry,
and pottery. Middle Eastern
foods will be served. All
proceeds benefit Abuse
Counseling and Treatment,
Inc., the domestic violence
and sexual assault center
serving Lee Hendry and
Glades Counties.
You can purchase tickets
at the preview at the pre-
sale price of $125 each.
The price at the door will
be $150. Call for reserved
table prices. Seating is
limited. Contact the admin-
istrative offices of ACT at
939-2553 for additional

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Unique Gifts

For Father's Day

Malachite and silver cufflinks by BabS

Variations on Nature, watercolor by David King

Detail of Ikki Matsumoto T-shirt Waters
Cooking for that one-of-a-kind
Father's Day gift for your one-of-
a-kind dad? BIG ARTS has unique
items any dad, dad-to-be, or man would
love to have as a gift.
There are many Father's Day gift ideas
at BIG ARTS, including locally-crafted
one-of-a-kind wine bottle stoppers, cuf-
flinks, sculpture, and 2011 calendars

with stunning black and white images
by photographer Clyde Butcher. Dads
might also like the etched latte mugs, and
glasses which can be used as a small vase
or shot glass, crafted by Luc Century. Ikki
Matsumoto's recently-designed Water's
Edge T-shirts are available in men's (as
well as women's) sizes.
BIG ARTS gift shop is open Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during
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at the main BIG ARTS location at 900
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26 ISLAND SUN JUNE 4, 2010

ArtPoems A Trans-media

Presentation Of Visual Art

The Madonna of Fort Myers photo by Paul Rodino inspired a poem by Lorraine Vail

ArtPoems, the collaborative trans-media poet and artist project of Southwest
Florida, will be exhibited in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery from Tuesday, May
25 to Friday, September 24.
A group of 12 artists and 12 poets collaborated to produce poems inspired by
artworks and artworks inspired by poems. Writers composed poems, sonnets, ballads,
and free verse for the paired paintings, sculptures, photography, and mixed media

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Rosenberg, and Susan Sadler. Jim Brock, Don Brown, Vince Faraone, Katelyn Gravel,
Tanya Hochschild, Mary LaVelle, Bob Maxeiner, Joseph Pacheco, Katie Pankow,
Rachel Peacock, Sid Simon, and Lorraine Vail are the poets.
BIG ARTS Founders Gallery is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Founders
Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Exhibit supported by Visual Arts Patron season sponsor Deborah and John La

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BIG ARTS Awards Scholarships

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Lauren Davis, Jeremy Miller, Kacie Phillips, Adam Frank, and Jane Pierce. Not pictured:
Michael George, Devin Harclerode, James Holly, Dakota Sica, and Blake Sobczak.
B IG ARTS Phillips Gallery was the scene of a moving ceremony, Tuesday,
May 25 as 10 students received scholarship awards. BIG ARTS Executive
Director Lee Ellen Harder said, "The scholarship program was initiated more
than 20 years ago to encourage artistic talents. Through the generous support of
many people, including Laverne Phillips, Patricia and Davis Thurber, and Robert
Rauschenberg, the program has been able to help many students through the years.
Art can make such a difference and enrich our quality of life. We encourage our stu-
dents to stay involved and give back to the community."
These scholarships are awarded, following a rigorous interview and selection proce-
dure, to high school seniors and college students majoring in visual arts, music, dance,
theater, creative writing or film. The 2010 scholarships are made possible by the gen-
erosity of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Patricia Thurber Scholarship Trust,
Laverne Phillips, and by community support of the BIG ARTS BIG SECRET artworks
Scholarship Committee Chair Dick Riley said, "Based upon the outstanding portfo-
lios submitted by the recipients of the scholarships, the committee believes that the arts
in Southwest Florida have a bright future."
BIG ARTS/Patricia Thurber Scholarship Trust Scholarship was awarded to fresh-
men Lauren Davis, Jeremy Miller, and Kacie Phillips. Lauren begins Stetson University
in DeLand, Florida, this fall, concentrating on vocal studies. Jeremy will be at Valencia
Community College, Orlando, Florida, studying musical theater. Kacie will study com-
mercial music at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.
BIG ARTS/Robert Rauschenberg Scholarship, was given to Michael George, a
senior at Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University, New York, who is majoring
in fine arts -photography. Dakota Sica, a sophomore at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New
York, also received the Rauschenberg Scholarship for his studies in fine arts sculp-
BIG ARTS BIG SECRET Artworks Scholarships were given to Adam Frank, Devin
Harclerode, James Holly, Jane Pierce, and Blake Sobczak. Adam will be a freshmen
studying illustration at Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, Florida. Devin is
a sophomore at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, studying fine arts paint-
ing. James is a senior at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, majoring in
fine arts graphic design. Jane is a sophomore at Corcoran College of Art + Design,
Washington, DC, studying fine arts photography. Blake is a junior at Northwestern
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Fort Myers Art
Walk Is Friday
The next downtown Fort Myers Art
Walk will be Friday, June 4, from 6
to 10 p.m. The seasonal Saturday
Art Fair is taking a summer break and will
return in the fall.
The Art Walk will include more than
a dozen art stops and will be highlighted
by new art exhibitions, live music, and the
traditional after party.
Held the first Friday of every month
from 6 to 10 pm., Art Walk features local
and national artwork in the downtown
art galleries and at several art stops in the
Fort Myers River District. The evening
culminates with an after party at 10 p.m.
The June after party will be held at Spirits
of Bacchus on Hendry Street.
Some highlights of the Art Walk:
*Art at The Oasis Condominiums:
Group photography exhibit Our Realities
showcasing women at work.
Art of the Olympians: Founder's
Exhibit in the Cultural Experience Gallery
features works by Olympian artists Al
Oerter and Liston Bochette. A special
African Dance performance by Olympian
artist Nzaeli "Queen" Kyomo will take
Art League of Fort Myers: Opening
of new summer show. An awards recep-
tion is planned for 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Arts for ACT Gallery: Opening
reception for exhibit featuring artists Dr.
Michael Anderson, large format photog-
raphy; Marie Cahill paints downtown Fort
Myers and Matlacha; and John Yuccas,
nature photography.
Coloring The World: Gallery will

feature the art of Stephen Gray-Blancett
and colorful works by various local and
international artists.
daas Gallery: Opening reception for
Abstract Alchemy, featuring the art of
Katherine Boren. Dana Alvarez, a con-
temporary and jazz vocalist and multiple
year winner of the Young Artists Awards
program, will be performing in front of
the gallery from 7-8:30 p.m..
Enjewel: Featured artist is Andrea
Trank from Heaven Lane Creations.
HOWL Gallery: Opening reception
for show featuring the urban and sequen-
tial art inspired imagery of artist Matt
Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center:
The return of the popular vinyl art
exhibit Turn, Turn, Turn. The Laboratory
Theater of Florida will present a free one-
act play entitled Tender Offer at 7 and
8:30 p.m.
Space 39: Opening of a new show
featuring artwork by FGCU students.
The Art Walk Information Center is
located at Iberia Bank (Bayview Court at
First Street). See art work from each of
the galleries and get information and bro-
chures for the event here. The new Art
Walk T-shirt is also available in the visitor
center for a $12 donation (during the Art
Walk only).
Another highlight of the extremely
popular evening will be the weekly Friday
Night Live, which takes place in the Patio
de Leon. John Mooney will perform from
6 to 9 p.m.
Always a collector's item, new limited
edition Art Walk buttons will be available
at galleries that night. The buttons go fast
so arrive early if you are collecting them.
A free shuttle service courtesy of

Select Transportation Inc., with stops
planned near the art venues, and park-
ing at the Harborside Event Center will
be available for Art Walk patrons. Shuttle
stops include The Oasis, Art of the
Olympians, and Enjewel on First Street.
A map of Art Walk, transportation,
and parking will be distributed by par-
ticipating galleries. Art Walk is a rain or
shine event. It was started by a group
of art galleries and art enthusiasts and
debuted in October 2008.
For more information, visit www.fort-

Curious George
Live At Germain
Curious George, the irrepressible
little monkey who has captured
children's hearts for generations,
takes the stage for Curious George
Live! at Germain Arena July 1-3.
There is an opening night discount.
Shows are Friday, July 2, 10:30 a.m.
and 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 3, 11 a.m.
and 3 p.m.
Germain Arena is at 11000
Everblades Parkway, Estero. Tickets:
$13, $18 and $25. A limited number of
35 Gold Circle seats are also available.
On opening night, all seats (exclud-
ing Gold Circle) are $13. A facility fee
of $1 will be added to all ticket prices.
Additional fees and discounts may apply.
For more information, call 948-7825.
For information online, visit www.curious-

Call To Artists
Arts for ACT Gallery, located at
2265 First Street in downtown
Fort Myers, is accepting works for
the Open Themed Juried Group Exhibit
for July. This year artists will have a
choice of two themes: Spoked or Take
a Walk on the Wild Side. Use your own
judgment to interpret the themes.
The judge of the show will be Britney
Traucht, a 2009 art history graduate of
Florida Atlantic University.
Cash prizes will be awarded. First
place will receive $100; second place
$75; and third place, $50.
Receiving dates are Monday, June 21
through Saturday, June 26 from 11 a.m
to 4 p.m.
Artists may submit up to six pieces
of original work for each theme. All wall
artwork must be wired and ready to hang.
There are no size limits. Two- and three-
dimensional media are acceptable. Art
can not have previously exhibited at Arts
for ACT Gallery. Art must be labeled on
the back.
Artists fee for entry into the exhibit is
$8 for one piece, two pieces for $15 and
three pieces for $20, payable in cash/
check or credit card. If the piece sells
while on exhibit the artist will retain 60
percent of the sale with 40 percent going
to the gallery, which benefits ACT, Inc.,
the domestic violence and sexual assault
center serving Lee County. For more
information call 337-5050.4

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Theatre Conspiracy's Southwest
Florida premiere of the comedy
boom plays until June 12 at the
Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers.
Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb,
directed by Bill Taylor and starring
Christopher Brent, Virginia Grace and
Tera Nicole Miller, boom is one of the
hottest plays across the country.
"Sex to change the course of the
world..." is part of a grad student's per-
sonal ad that lures a randy journalism
coed to his subterranean biology lab,
where he studies the sleep cycle of fish
for signs of the end of the world. Will
their "intensely significant coupling" lead
to another big bang, will meaningless sex
have meaning, or is mankind's fate in the
hands of someone outside the fishbowl?
Boom had its world premiere produc-
tion at Arts Nova in New York City in
March of 2008. Subsequent productions
have been held at Wooly Mammoth
Theatre in Washington, DC and Seattle
Repertory in Seattle, Washington.
Nachtrieb is a San Francisco-
based playwright whose other works
include, Hunter Gatherers, Colorado,
TIC (Trenchcoat In Common), and
Multiplex. His work has been seen
off-Broadway and across the country at
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Brown/
Trinity Playwrights Rep, the Bailiwick

A scene from boom
Theatre and Cleveland Public Theatre.
Hunter Gatherers received the 2007
American Theatre Critics Association/
Steinberg New Play Award for best new
play to premiere outside of New York
and the 2007 Will Glickman Prize for
best new play. He is under commission
from South Coast Rep and is a resident
playwright at the Playwrights Foundation,
San Francisco. Nachtrieb holds a degree
in theater and biology from Brown and
an MFA in Creative Writing from San
Francisco State University.
As a way of thanking the City of
Fort Myers for its support of Theatre
Conspiracy through the City of Fort


Myers Arts and Culture Grant, residents
of the city of Fort Myers can get "buy
one get one" tickets to the Thursday
night, June 10 performance. You must
live in the city of Fort Myers and have a
valid ID to get this discount.
Performances are Thursday, Friday
and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with one
Saturday matinee on June 12 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $22 or $10 for students.
Thursday performances are "buy one
ticket, get the second ticket 1/2 price."
To make a reservation call 936-3239.
Tickets can also be purchased on-line at

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An Evening

SOf Art And Jazz
S rurn, Turn, Turn II The Artistic
S ynthesis of Vinyl to Art, a jur-
ed art exhibit five months in the
making, returns briefly to the Sidney &
Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) on
June 10, following its successful April
run. This will be a night of art and
music with jazz masters in concert in
the Grand Atrium at SBDAC for one
night only. The fundraiser will benefit
Footsteps to the Future, a unique men-
toring and transitional living program for
young women in and "aged out" of fos-
ter care. VIP reception begins at 5:15
p.m.; the performance starts at 6.
The concert will feature trumpeter
Dan Miller (formerly with Harry Connick
Jr., Maynard Ferguson, and Wynton
Marsalis), saxophonist Lew Del Gatto
(Saturday Night Live band 1975-2005),
vocalist Susie Hulcher, Joe Delaney on
piano, Doug Kirschner on bass, and Ron
Hefner on drums.
Turn, Turn, Turn II features two- and
three-dimensional works made from a
collection of 60,000 record albums span-
ning several musical eras and provided
by Rena Miville, Captiva artist. SBDAC
issued a call to artists last December, invit-
ing South Florida to participate in this
creative exhibit. Artists from around the
state responded.
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30 ISLAND SUN- JUNE 4, 2010

Picking Up
Your Paddles
by Christine
"( A strong
[ what to do. She
.t t must pick up the
paddles and with
all her courage row
out there, to her
very own portion
of the sea. She
may have to row around in circles a bit,
or dive down some, but soon she will
spot them either bobbing in the water
or resting on the floor of the sea, the
treasures she thought she had lost for
good." excerpt from the book Portion
of the Sea
When my first son was two years old,
and my second three months old, I found
myself submerged in motherly joy. I also
found myself overwhelmed, not only with
domestic responsibilities, but thoughts of
what if I never find the time and energy
to write again? My first novel, Sanibel
Scribbles was done, but now with two
babies relying on me for their every
whim, I could see my writing, like a trea-
sure, slipping beneath the water, deeper
each day.
I knew I had a choice. I could put my
writing on hold until a time in my life
when I had more time, or I could reclaim
the gift (my passion to write) that I believe
God has placed within me. I chose to

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reclaim and I'll never forget the first time
I picked up the paddles, setting my alarm
for five in the morning and rowing out
there, tiptoeing in darkness to the stairs
outside my boys' bedroom, nothing but
the light of my laptop, writing around in
circles at first, rowing, rowing, rowing,
writing, writing, writing, and the next
morning going there again as the rest of
the world slept, anchored on those stairs
alone my own portion of the sea -
month after month, year after year until
my boys would wake and my novel was
I now have three children, four books
published, and less time than I did before.
There are other treasures, besides writ-
ing, that I struggle to keep afloat, but I
find comfort in the acceptance that not
everything can be kept afloat all the time.
Not long ago, I found myself battling
fatigue. It was as if a tarp had been tossed
over me, suffocating my ability to think
creatively. I knew I had to reclaim my
energy and so I made lifestyle changes
that included buying a juicer. After adding
fresh vegetables and fruits to my diet, my
energy a priceless treasure reclaimed!
I would now love to get in better shape
physically, lifting weights as I once did.
The stronger the body is, the easier it is
to row out there to reclaim what is ours
in life.
At the start of 2010 I noticed that
another of my treasures spiritual-
ity had been glistening less and so I
committed to reading the Bible in a year
with a group of special friends. I often
find myself reading long after my family
has gone to sleep and the house is dark
but for the tiny candle lighting my way.


Sometimes I fall behind in my reading,
but then I pick up speed, rowing, rowing,
reading, reading, losing an hour of sleep.
There is nothing easy about it, but who-
ever said treasure hunting was easy?
I'm wondering if others notice their
treasures no longer glistening as they
once did. Can you see the things you
loved doing now bobbing up and down
in the hustle and bustle of life, or have
your passions slipped deep down below
the surface where you can no longer see
them at all? Do you ever have a thought,
like remember when I use to run, dance,

sing, or pray? Remember when I loved
to paint, or wanted to learn the piano, or
ate healthier foods, or laughed more? Are
you ready to pick up the paddles and row
out there?
"Whether a heart full of love, or a soul
that once prayed or a mind that loved
learning, or the body that felt better, they
are still your treasures and are waiting to
be reclaimed." Portion of the Sea
Christine can be contacted at or you
can visit her Web site at www.christ-

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The Schoolhouse
Is Rockin'
The Island

'80s revue,
80s to the
Max, opened
Saturday, May
29 at The
Herb Strauss
Theater. Songs
like Girls Just
Wanna Have
Fun, Love Shack, Whip It and 500
Miles delighted a full-house of tourists
and locals. Under the direction of Victor
Legarreta and Musical Director Justin P.
Cowan, the cast of five sang, danced and
laughed their way through two hours of
pure fun.
The show runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays until June
24 and will then run on Tuesdays and
Thursday only until August 12.
Get time-warped again for the sec-
ond summer show, The 70s Show,
which will debut June 26 and will run on
Wednesday and Saturday nights through
August 14. This show will also have a
special opening night reception.
Both shows feature five spectacular
actors some familiar faces to The
Schoolhouse and some who are making
their Schoolhouse debuts.
Summer prices ($25 adults, $10 for
students) are in effect as well as a special
curtain time of 7 p.m. The Herb Strauss
Schoolhouse Theater is located at 2200
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call the box
office for tickets at 472-6862. Visit The
Schoolhouse Web site for more informa-
tion at www.TheSchoolhouseTheater.
com. Follow The Schoolhouse's tweets @

Top Ten Books
On The Island
1. Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's
Nest by Stieg Larsson
2. Cutting for Stone by Abraham
3. Living Sanibel by Charles
4. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by
Stieg Larsson
5. Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel
Pie Society by M. Shaffer
6. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
7. Sanibel Scribbles by Christine
8. Elegence of the Hedgehog by
Muriel Barbery
9. Shop Class as Soulcraft by
Matthew Crawford
10. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne
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ISLAND SUN -JUNE 4, 2010 31
From page 29
Art And Jazz
The variety of work created includes
a 15-foot tall Transformer-style robot, a
movable 12-foot by 12-foot mechanical
blind piece, and a temple of vinyl the size
of a private chapel
There will also be a silent auction and
dessert raffle.
For tickets and more information call
281-7378 or visit www.footstepstothe- General tickets are $15; two
for $25. VIP tickets include a reception
to meet and greet musicians, artists, and
sponsors. A cash bar will be available.
VIP tickets are $25; two for $45.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
is in the River District in downtown Fort

Summer Hours
At The Library
he Sanibel Public Library is now
operating on summer hours.
The library is open on Monday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.;
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Computers close 15 minutes before
the main library closes. For more infor-
mation call 472-2483.0

June Book
Groups At The
Sanibel Library
oin the
Group on
June 10 at 2
p.m. at the
Sanibel Library
as they discuss
Lion: Andrew
Jackson in
the White
House, by Jon
Join the
Fiction Group
on Wednesday,
June 23 at 2
p.m. as they
discuss Low
Country by
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Of Playing World Cup Soccer
by Ed Frank
s the eyes of the world turn to South Africa next week
for soccer's World Cup, 4,000 teenage athletes chas-
ing the dream of some day earning a spot on the U.S
National Team gathered here over the Memorial Day week-
end competing in the U.S. Soccer Federation's Development
Academy's Spring Showcase.
Now in its third year, the development academy was formed
to train and develop athletes as the successful foundation for the
U.S. National Team.
It's a huge long-term investment costing millions of dollars as
evidenced by this past weekend's tournament where 144 acad-
emy teams in two age brackets played three games each.
More than 300 college soccer coaches and scouts where on hand and every game
- more than 200 was video taped for further review by federation officials, coaches
and the players themselves.
The showcase was held on the sprawling grounds of the Sarasota Polo Club, which
was converted into 20 soccer fields. Academy teams from coast to coast traveled here
for the competition where 64 teams were selected to play in the development acad-
emy's national championship starting later this month in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Carefully selected referees totaling 110 also were evaluated and ranked by soccer
federation staff as the basis for future assignments.
In communities across America, interest and participation in soccer at all levels has
spiraled upwards in recent years outstripping the traditional sports of football, baseball
and basketball, particularly by youth.
The soccer federation's development academy is capitalizing on this movement as
the means to equip the United States with skilled national teams that can compete suc-
cessfully on the world stage.
In addition, the academy provides the recruiting feeder system for college soccer as
evidenced by the hundreds of coaches that evaluated talent here during the four-day
This is the second year that the federation has brought its spring showcase to South
Florida and it plans to return here next year. A winter showcase also is held each
December in Arizona.

ISLAND SUN JUNE 4, 2010 33
There is much more to the academy program for these youngsters ages 15 to
18 years old than the competition itself. Long hours of training several days a week
along with fitness and skills tests and nutrition requirements are key elements of the
rigorous program.
No doubt that programs such as the soccer federation's development academy has
existed for years in soccer-crazy nations in Europe and South America.
However, the thousands of teenagers that traveled to Florida last weekend with
a dream of a someday representing the United States on its national team is proof-
positive that a solid commitment has been made to prove that the United States can
compete and win in World Cup soccer.
Minnesota Twins Open Tryout Here Next Saturday
An annual tradition since 1961, the Minnesota Twin will hold an open tryout for
aspiring athletes next Saturday, June 12 at Hammond Stadium in the Lee County
Sports Complex.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the tryout camp is expected to last the entire
day. Participants should bring their own gloves and shoes.
Athletes eligible must be high school graduates who have not been previously draft-
ed in the Major League draft.
Several players have been signed to minor league contracts at these open tryouts,
the most recent being Chris Brown of Fort Myers in 2004.0

Miracle Goes
To Bat For Youth

Arts Scholarships
Alliance for the Arts has partnered
with Miracle Professional Baseball
to offer three special Nights at the
Ballpark. Proceeds from ticket packages
support the Alliance's Summer Arts
Camp scholarship program that serves
Lee County youth.
Bring the kids to the ballpark on June
4 to see a performance by ZOOperstars
- the popular zany characters who pro-
vide a barrel of laughs in their return to

Hammond Stadium. Be among the first
500 kids (12 and under) to arrive on June
26 and receive a lovable furry toy during
Webkinz Giveaway Day.
Celebrate Independence Day on July 3
with the biggest and best fireworks show
in Southwest Florida, while supporting
the arts in the community.
Basic ticket packages are $16 and
include a general admission ticket, Miracle
Baseball hat, hot dog and soda. Box seat
ticket packages are $18 and include a
box seat ticket, Miracle Baseball hat, hot
dog and soda.
Tickets can be purchased online at
MIRACLEFUN.COM (enter "arts" as the
password) or by calling 768-4210.4

Poetic Voices

please send typed
poems with a
short biography to
Island Sun, 1640
S Periwinkle Way,
Suite 2, Sanibel,
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War Soldier
by Eugene J. Mahoney
Shattering explosions.
Cold. Dirty. Afraid.
Moving insecurely from day to day.
Eat out. Sleep out. Scream out.
Wishing to be anywhere else.
Few women to show heroism.
Little wine to drink.
Precious little song.
Rest never normal.
Grimy physically and mentally.
Home-sickness dulled by danger.
Forgetten emotions cringe
When called from hiding.
Nearly blind to bravery,
Death and battlefield waste.
Let us live another day.

by Eugene J. Mahoney
The Master's assistant.
Healing under his domain.
His practice is a thinker's art.
Caring, relieving, comforting.
At times we fear him
For he what he may deduct.
Suffering organs emit cries
That he alone may hear.
Then again, imagined ills
Can be put to rest
Through his knowledge.
He is the extension
Of God's loving touch.
These poems are from Gene
Mahoney's poetry book, Lite Reed,
available from Eighteen
pages are devoted to Sanibel Island.
Gene and his wife Rosemary vis-
ited here 15 times in as many years,
the perfect place for them to share
their interests in watercolor painting
and writing. Gene earned two mas-
ter's degrees from The University of
Wisconsin and Marquette University.
He served in Korea and Japan as sec-
retary to General Garrison Coverdale.
He later taught, trained teachers and
became administrator in Milwaukee
schools and taught at University of
Wisconsin summer schools. Gene
passed away July 20, 2007. He was
given full military honors by the
Wisconsin National Guard.

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Why Should

You Play Golf?
by Matt Oakley,
PGA Golf
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Where else can
you go and enjoy
all of the things in
nature a golf course
can offer? Wildlife such as alligators, bald
eagles, osprey, tropical birds, ducks, etc.
Nothing soothes the sprit more than
being outdoors.
2. Golf builds character
You will learn more about yourself
and others on a golf course than you
will at any other place or time. Handling
adversity shows you life lessons that are
3. Golf is a game for a lifetime
You can play golf much later into life
than any other sport. Football players,
baseball players, athletes of all kinds turn
to golf when their playing careers are
over. Arnold Palmer just turned 80 years
old this year and can still shoot around
par most of the time. I don't know of any
80-year-old nose tackles that can still play
4. Golf can be social or individual
I love to play golf with my friends,
but have to admit a late afternoon on
the practice tee with a bucket of balls by
myself is more therapeutic to the soul
than anything.
5. Competition
This one is why I love golf most. I
compete against the golf course, old man
par, myself and my buddies. If you doubt
it, what did it feel like the first time you
made a birdie, beat your dad or won a
few bucks off of that loudmouth at the
6. Integrity
No referees, no umpire, just you and
your consciousness.
7. Exercise
America is the fattest country in the
world. Walking 18 holes carrying your
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For Rec Center

Summer Camp
ummer Day Camp at the Sanibel
Recreation Center is a traditional
nine-week day camp where attend-
ees participate in activities such as
swimming, arts and crafts, tennis and a
variety of other programs. This year the
program will run from June 21 through
August 20.
To contain costs and meet special
dietary requirements, attendees bring
their own brown bag lunch. Summer
Day Camp is open to children entering
grades one through eight and operates
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. The cost for one week of Summer
Day Camp is $85 per child for members
and $105 per child for non-members.
Individual weeks are available for pur-
chase during the nine-week period.
For more information, call the rec cen-
ter at 472-0345.
For a detailed schedule of field trips
and special activities visit: http://web02.
Discount registration rates are available
to rec center members. Financial assis-
tance is available to families of program
participants based upon financial need.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is
located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Daily, weekly and annual memberships
are available. 0

j I by Bryan Hayes
have changed
my opinion on
a subject that
F # we get quite a bit
*, \of inquiry about.
The subject is duct
cleaning. As long
as there has been
heating, ventila-
tion and air con-
ditioning systems,
people have been cleaning duct systems.
I have always been against duct cleaning
for the main reason that in the past the
systems that were available would do
tremendous damage to the interior of
the duct work.
A little knowledge is vital here. The
types of duct systems that are used in this
part of the world are fiberglass duct board
and flex duct. The problem was not with
the degradation of the flex duct but with
the compress fiberglass board. The older
duct cleaning systems were too rough on
this material and would take a great deal
of it off. The other problem with previ-
ous duct cleaning service available was
that they didn't do what is refereed to as
source removal duct cleaning.
When cleaning a duct system properly
two major things have to occur. First, the
contaminants need to be dislodged from
the duct work, and second, the mate-
rial that has been displaced needs to be

removed. This is achieved by utilizing
a multi stage hepa vacuum system that
creates so much velocity that when the
particles are dislodged they are pulled
through the hepa system to deliver 99.97
percent clean air. I can speak from per-
sonal experience.
We purchased a home that is 12 years
old or more. My second daughter, Sara,
is very sensitive to respiratory irritants.
She would develop a seal-like cough after
going to bed and continue throughout the
night, waking up hoarse and unrested.
Not much fun living with an unrested
child. So I had my men clean the duct
system and saw immediate results. She
woke the next morning feeling and
sounding much better and thankfully was
well rested.
If you experience congestion, irritated
eyes, scratchy throat, lethargy or just
can't seem to keep up with the dust, it
may be time to have those ducts checked
Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air condi-
tioning contractor He also owns, with
his brother Todd, an electrical busi-
ness on Sanibel. He can be reached at


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1. In 2009, Tony Kubek became the fourth former major-league player to win the Ford C.
Frick broadcasting award. Name two of the first three to win it.
2. When was the last time the Cincinnati Reds had a 20-game winner?
3. Who was the last college football defensive tackle before Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska
in 2009 to finish in the top-five in Heisman Trophy voting?
4. In 2008, New Orleans guard Chris Paul set a record with a steal in his 106th consecutive
regular-season game. Who had held the mark?
5. In the past four Olympics, how many times has the Russian men's hockey team won a
gold medal?
6. Richard Petty won five NASCAR Cup season titles during the 1970s, while Cale Yarbor-
ough won three in a row. Who won the other two during the decade?
7. Who was the last father before Roger Federer in 2010 (Australian Open) to win a Grand
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The British Are
Coming For

Soccer Camp
As the number of soccer players
in the USA nears 20 million,
the number one soccer com-
pany in the United States, Canada and
Australia, Challenger Sports, returns to
Sanibel for the fifth straight year to con-
duct the popular British Soccer Camp.
Sanibel Youth Soccer and Challenger
are offering the week-long British Soccer
camp the week of June 21 to 25 at the
City of Sanibel Soccer Fields located at
The Sanibel School.
The camp runs Monday through
Friday and each child will be coached by

a member of Challenger's British coach-
ing staff flown to the USA exclusively to
work on these programs. Challenger will
hold over 2,000 British Soccer camps
this summer and will coach over 100,000
Challengers' British Soccer Camp is
more than a week of drills and skills. In
addition to taking part in a daily regimen
of foot skill development, technical and
tactical practices and daily tournament
style plays, each child will also be treated
to a rich cultural experience and lessons
on respect, responsibility, integrity, lead-
ership and sportsmanship.
The most popular part of each camp
is the Camp World Cup. The coaches use
this daily tournament to teach the play-
ers about life, customs and traditions of
other countries. The campers are asked

to make up cheers, bring flags, dress up
and learn as much as they can about the
country they represent.
The camp is open to boys and girls
ages three through 16. Camp sessions
are organized by age group. Both morn-
ing and evening sessions are available.
Each camper will receive a free camp
T-shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster
and an individual skills performance
To sign up for the camp either visit or contact
Kirk Williams at 472-0871 or email

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Grade 3 FCAT Results
The results of the 2010 3rd-grade Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT) were released by the Florida Department of Education. Lee County
Public Schools continues to exceed state averages in both reading and math-
ematics. In fact, the district also outperformed every large district in Florida in read-
ing and nearly all large districts in math.
The percentage of Lee County 3rd-graders scoring in Levels 3-5 in reading
remained steady at 76 percent compared to the state average of 72 percent. The
percentage of Lee County 3rd-graders scoring in Levels 3-5 in math decreased slightly
from 81 percent last year to 79 percent but still out paced the state average of 78
"The results show our performance is ahead of the state average, but it's not where
we want to be," said Dr. James Browder, superintendent of schools. "We continue to
work to see where we can improve and what we can do to help all students do their
very best."
The 2010 data represent all students, including exceptional education stu-
dents (ESE) and students who are English language learners (ELL). In the official
State Accountability Report (school grading), scheduled to be released in July, the
Department of Education will use the FCAT Level 3-5 percentages to grade schools
but will include only those students in the standard curriculum program (i.e. the ESE
and ELL student-results will not be counted toward school grades).
The students who scored level one in reading will be given the opportunity to take
the SAT10 Reading Comprehension Test in late May/early June with the possibil-
ity of attending a summer reading program (July 12 to 27) to improve their reading
skills and will assessed again at the end of this program. According to state law, these
students will be retained in third grade unless they are eligible for promotion through
Good Cause Exemptions.
Paper reports will be sent home as soon as the district receives the individual stu-
dent reports in early June. Parents with questions are asked to contact their child's
A breakdown of this year's data follows:
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Lee County Grade 3 FCAT Reading Results
Lee County % Level 3-5 71% 77% 76% 76%
State % Level 3-5 69% 72% 71% 72%
Lee County Grade 3 FCAT Math Results
Lee County % Level 3-5 74% 78% 81% 79%
State % Level 3-5 74% 76% 78% 78%

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Grade 3 FCAT 2010 District Comparison 9 Largest Districts
Percent in Levels 3-5, 2009
Reading Math
Lee 76% 79%
Broward 72% 80%
Miami-Dade 68% 78%
Duval 69% 74%
Hillsborough 71% 76%
Orange 71% 75%
Palm Beach 68% 79%
Pinellas 74% 74%
Polk 66% 76%
State 72% 78%
FCAT reading, math and science scores for other grades tested (grades 4 to 11) are
expected to be released in early June.#

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lum of nearly 60 single lectures and courses. The academy's summer program
includes memoir and poetry writing workshops, a foreign film series, fine arts and life
enrichment classes, computer and Internet instruction, as well as lectures on history,
financial investing, photography, music and more. Course fees are typically $25 per
The summer term will commence June 6 and end July 31. Summer lectures will
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Around The Islands With Anne
Protect Your Appliances During
Storm Season With Latest Gadgets
by Anne Mitchell
W ith the start of Hurricane Season June 1 most islanders
I are going through the usual routine of updating supplies
V and making preparations.
Similarly, Molnar Electric is getting ready as well, making sure
they have the latest in storm-related items for their clients.
S Molnar is ready to take custom orders for whole house gen-
erators that activate when the power goes out. A representative
meets with homeowners to discuss their needs. Some want a
generator big enough to keep everything running while others may
want one just large enough to run lighting, the refrigerator and
some electronics.

Another must for the storm season even for our summer downpours are surge
protectors. David Brown, who manages the store, said there are off-the-shelf kits that
protect various appliances and electronics, but he recommends having one customized to
make sure every opportunity for a blow out is blocked.
When the lights go out, if you don't have an automatic generator, it's handy to have
some of the latest power failure lights. A line by Intermatic lets you replace your wall
switches and plug sockets with hard-wired plates with
white light LEDs. These are new on the market, said
Brown, and have a cleaner look than the bulky older
Molnar Electric has been established on Sanibel for
more than 30 years. It is located at 2244-15 Periwinkle
Way in Sanibel Square, phone 472-1841.
Nanny's children's clothing and toy store will remain -
open this summer for the first time. Owner Jan

Sun protection shirt with a
shark design that darkens in
the sun. at Nannv's

A whole-house generator will maintain power to
your home, from Molnar Electric

These switches double as emergen-
cy lighting when the power goes
out. They're available at Molnar

Tippy Road Camp Grandma overnight bag from Nanny's

The Florida shirt has names of
many areas of the Sunshine
State, including Sanibel -
available at Nanny's

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Girls dresses for the seven to 14 age group are hard to find. The one at Nanny's is rayon
with a batik design and adjustable straps

Gabrielson has sold her children's store
up north to concentrate on her Sanibel
That being said, Gabrielson has stocked
her store with lots of great children's wear.
She knows her clients and so she always
makes sure there are plenty of cute things
for grandmas to buy, such as the Tippy
Toad Camp Grandma overnight bag. It's
a bright green plush girly toad whose four

feet are clad in pink ballet shoes.
Nanny's is having a summer sale with
20 percent of all regular price items, 30
percent off swimwear and 50 percent off
assorted items including new summer and
fall styles and Fourth of July clothing.
Gabrielson is a big advocate of sun pro-
tective clothing for kids and carries a wide
range of hats and shirts for boys and girls
with high SPF protection for ages three

months to eight years. There's a fishing
guide style shirt for boys and a mock neck
cover-up for boys and girls with designs
such as sharks and flowers that darken in
the sun.
Nanny's is at 2340 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel, in Sanibel Square, phone 472-
The New Vinyls will be playing at the
Crow's Nest at Tween Waters Inn on
Captiva Friday and Saturday. Music starts
at 9 p.m. Crab races are scheduled for
Tuesday and Thursdays. Phone 472-
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 472-0606.
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 395-1142.
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 the bar. John McClane
plays jazz at the Wednesday Jazz and
Sushi Nights. The restaurant is at 2761
West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-

Please visit our Island Sun online
advertisers each week at
You can click through to their
Web sites for more
information about real estate,
shopping, restaurants and services.
Just click on the logos surrounding
the front page.

Danny Morgan plays on Tuesdays and
Thursday at Traders Store & Cafe,
phone 472-7242.
The Jacaranda has entertainment
nightly from 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 enter-
tainment on Friday and Saturday nights
featuring jazz and relaxing dining entertain-
ment, phone 489-2233.
Restaurant owners/managers, please
e-mail or fax your entertainment sched-
ule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@ or 395-2299.0

Sanibel Lots
* 2 adjoining lots in mid-
island Belle Meade $224K
* Near-beach parcel just off
East Gulf Dr $349K
* Walk to Bowmans Beach &
Clam Bayou $449K
* Sanibel River Estates lot
close to gulf access $249K
* Lot in The Dunes golf &
tennis community $399K
* Sanctuary golf course lot
overlooking fairway $269K
* Parcel in olde-FL-style
community w/pool $325K
* Over 1/2 acre w/patio dock
in Shell Harbor $995K

Resort condo facing gulf
& w/private stairs to
beach, & income $695K

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Nature lovers' 3-bedrm Cozy tree-top near-
w/pool & view of miles of beach cottage w/caged
preserved land $799K pool plus income $499K

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Big 3-bedrm condo w/big
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rental program $999K

Updated olde-FL-style
home near pool, backs to
conservation land $397K

Well-furnished 3 bedrm
at Kings Crown w/gulf
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Corner 2 bedrm 1.5 bath
w/washer/dryer & all-
new interior $325K

SSuite 3
Sanibel Square
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Updated 2-bedrm condo
w/new kitchen, beach
across street $349.5K

Community docks at this
easy-living 1st floor
1-bedrm condo $189.9K

Fully-equipped & private
2-bedrm end-unit, just
bring suitcase $699K

Sanibel Siesta 2 bedrm
w/2 balconies, garage, &
peek of gulf $524K

Water views on 3 sides
of remodeled Spanish
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2-bedrm 2nd floor
corner unit overlooking
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Lowest-priced 2 bedrm
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new HVAC too $299K

Near-beach east-end
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bringing income $189K

Original owner 2 bedrm
on 3rd floor at
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Residential 2-bedrm
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Hidden Treasures

Find The Blues Of The Sea

In A Precious Stone, Larimar
by Dan Schuyler and Karen Bell
Combination of swirl-
ing blues and greens,
Caribbean Sea, Larimar
is a rare blue variety of A
pectolite found only in the .
Dominican Republic. Its col-
oration varies from white, light blue, green-blue
to deep blue.
Larimar was probably first discovered by a
Spanish missionary on the island of Hispaniola in
1916. Nothing ever came of his request to mine i ,-
and Larimar remained cloaked in mystery, with no .
mention of it again until the 1950s. -
It took another 20 years for anyone to investi-
gate further. In 1974, a local artisan began using
the stone in his creations. With so little available,
he searched nearby tributaries for a glimpse of L r c
blue. Finally, success: An outcropping of the elu- Larmar crab pendant
sive blue wonder was finally revealed.
The artist named the stone after his daughter, Larissa and mar, Spanish for sea.
Until he searched the rivers and found the source, it was thought that Larimar came
from the ocean. The few stones he found were alluvial sediment, washed into the sea
by a river. An upstream search revealed the remote mountain ranges on Hispaniola,
containing a single square kilometer of land that is the source of Larimar the only
place on earth one can find this rare stone.
Hispaniola's volcanic heritage played a hand in the gemstone's creation. Larimar's
calm, dreamy blues are a gift from one of nature's most violent natural forces a
volcanic eruption. It is believed that mineral-rich fluid forced its way into cracks and
fissures formed by cooling lava. The exact processes are not known; many scientists
believe carbonized (partially burned) trees played a role in the formation. It is certain
that in a rapidly forming gel, small nuclei appeared and crystallized, mixing and swirl-
ing to create reticulate patterns of blue and white, and the hallmark of Larimar's spec
tacular pattern.
Combinations of several factors affect the quality of Larimar including color, pat-
tern, luminosity, clarity and translucency. There is no one individual aspect that influ-


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ences the grade of each stone. Rather, it is how each attribute combines into a piece
of singular beauty. A lighter stone with distinct patterning will surpass a beautifully
colored stone with inclusions and flaws.
Larimar jewelry is offered to the public in the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere
in the Caribbean as a local specialty. Most jewelry produced is set in silver, but some-
times high-grade Larimar is also set in gold.
Larimar is highly prized within the metaphysical community. In fact, healers were
among the first to recognize the stone's rarity and special gifts. Larimar's extraordinary
physical appearance is thought to channel the energies of the sea and the heavens
to bring peace and tranquility; it is a stone of balance, harmonizing thoughts (air) and
emotions (water).
Larimar is also associated with the throat chakra and speech, communication and
creativity. Placing a stone upon one's forehead is said to open the flow of ideas. As a
stone associated with energy center, Larimar has the ability to enhance natural energy
and neutralize negative influences. It calms anger, brings mental clarity and soothes the
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Adult Reading

Tutors Needed
V volunteer tutors to teach adults
to read, write, speak and under-
stand English are needed in Fort
Myers. Tess Murphy, executive director
of Literacy Volunteers of Lee County,
reports that 42 adults in Fort Myers are
waiting for tutors.
Adults (age 18 and over) willing to
commit a minimum of one hour tutor-
ing per week are invited to attend a tutor
training on Saturday, June 19 from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. at LVLC's office, 7275
Concourse Drive, Fort Myers. They will
learn how to teach English to non-English
speaking adults. The training is free; $30
is requested for the materials.
About 90 percent of LVLC students
speak other languages and require ESL
(English as a second language) tutoring.
The remainder are English speakers who
want to learn to read and require basic
reading and writing tutoring..
It's not necessary to speak the stu-
dent's language to teach them English.
Students are matched with a tutor liv-
ing in the same area of Lee County. All
matches meet in public places. LVLC
provides case management for all match-
The inability to read or speak English
impacts the entire community and econo-
my in such areas as safety, efficiency, and
social interaction, according to Murphy.
To register for training call 415-3621
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Lee Schools

Awarded Model

Status In The Arts
Lee County Public Schools
announced that Diplomat Middle
School and Cypress Lake High
School have both been renewed as Arts
Achieve! Model Schools. This designa-
tion will be conferred next month at
the Florida Alliance for Arts Education
Leadership Summit, scheduled in
The Arts Achieve! Model Schools
program recognizes exemplary schools in
Florida that have done an outstanding job
making the arts an essential part of their
education curriculum. The purpose of the
award is to identify, recognize and pro-
mote statewide K-12 fine arts programs
that balance diversity, high performance
standards and instructional quality in visu-
al and performing arts education. Schools
retain the Arts Achieve! designation for
three years. Cypress Lake High School
Center for the Arts and Diplomat Middle
were first recognized in 2007 and applied
for renewal in 2010, which will continue
through 2013.
In being named Arts Achieve! Model
Schools, Diplomat Middle and Cypress
Lake High continue to agree to open
their doors to visitors who wish to
enhance and/or affirm their arts educa-
tion practices. It's a sharing of best prac-
tices that allows highly-effective arts pro-
grams to be duplicated in schools across
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Small Business

Owners Summer

Florida Gulf Coast University Small
Business Development Center
(SBDC) is hosting a series of work-
shops and seminars throughout the sum-
mer at various locations in Southwest
Florida for small business owners and
They include:
*The Importance of Financial
Planning at All Stages of Your Business:
Every Business Should Have A Financial
Road Map, is an informal seminar from
9 to 11 a.m., Friday, June 4 at FGCU-
Lutgert Hall Room 4201, free.
Bookkeeping for Small Business.
Need to brush up on your accounting
skills? Seminar is 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday,
June 8 at SBDC Cape Coral Office,
1020 Cultural Parkway Boulevard S.,
Unit 3. Cost is $20.
Frequently Asked Questions about
Starting a Business. Learn the "ins and
outs" before deciding to open a busi-
ness, 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, June 10
at FGCU- Lutgert Hall Room 4201, cost
Small Business Resource Network
Mixer. Join fellow professionals for an
evening of networking and business card
exchange at the Embassy Suites in Estero
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, June
17. Guest speaker will be Nancy Boyle,
state coordinator of the Small Business
Resource Network. Cost is $15 for mem-
bers, $20 for guests.
Survival Tips For the Summer. Tips
on preparing and surviving the sum-
mer months 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m.,
Tuesday, June 22 at Fort Myers Beach
Chamber of Commerce, 17200 San
Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach.
Cost is $20; bring your own lunch. (This
is part one of a three-part series).
Frequently Asked Questions about
Starting a Business in Cape Coral. A
panel of experts will be available to
answer questions from 9 a.m. to noon,
Wednesday, June 23 at the SBDC Cape
Coral Office, 1020 Cultural Parkway,
Unit 3. Cost, $20.
How Do I Get Certified as a Minority
Business? Learn what you need to do
to get your certification as a minority
business owner 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday,
June 24 at Charlotte County Chamber
of Commerce, 2702 Tamami Trail, Port
Charlotte. Free. Reservations are encour-
Marketing Your Small Business.
This workshop will teach participants
how to market goods and services to
consumers, 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, June
25 at Charlotte County Chamber of
Commerce, 2702 Tamiami Trial, Port
Charlotte. Free.
Understanding and Writing a
Marketing Plan. Attendees will learn the
importance of having a marketing plan
in place from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Monday,
June 28 at the Fort Myers Downtown
Library, 2050 Central Avenue. No cost
to attend but reservations are encouraged.
Is Your Business Compliant? This
month's PB&J brown bag lunch will
focus on compliance issues such as I-9
and other important documents needed
for business owners, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Wednesday, June 30 at FGCU-Lutgert

Hall Room 4201. Freet to attend but res-
ervations are encouraged.
To make a reservation for any SBDC
workshops visit or
call the main office at 745-3700.

Home Based

Business Expo
any business owners are coming
together on Wednesday, June 9
from 4 to 7 p.m. at Boy Scouts
of America to support the local job mar-
ket with a Home Based Business Expo.

Villa Lot or House/Lot Combo

This free expo is an opportunity for
those seeking a job to come out and
learn from over 30 companies how
to start your own business and control
your own finanical well being instead
of waiting for the jobs to come back to
Southwest Florida. "For those seeking a
secondary income source, this could be a
good opportunity for them to have some-
thing part time to supplement their fam-
ily expenses," said Joann Frazier, event
The event will include business oppor-
tunities, networking, giveaways, and dis-
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and representatives will be there to talk
with attendees.
The expo will be held in the
Community Room at Boy Scouts of
America, 1801 Boy Scout Drive, Fort

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Small Rooms
by Jeanie Tinch
C( 1-conomi-
B A-scaled"
or just plain
Small homes with
0 abbreviated spaces
can present big
decorating opportu-
nities. Bungalows,
ranch-style homes
on smaller lots,
townhouses and condominiums offer the
decorating challenge of using available
space efficiently and serviceably. Just be
sure you don't short change your deco-
rating tastes because your spaces may
be a bit smaller. Just think about inter-
preting your preferences a little smaller!
First of all, select furniture that is
scaled to your room size. Small furniture
can make a small room seem a great
deal larger. In a living room, for example,
you may want to choose the cozy look
of coordinating love seats instead of a
lager sofa and chair combination. Sofas
with open legs, such as Chippendale or
Queen Anne, take up less visual space -
but be careful not to have a room that's
"all legs". Balance the open legged pieces
with solid ones, perhaps a small skirted,
or an enclosed wood table. Glass-topped
coffee tables are a good option because
the eye continues to travel through the
glass surface.

By all means eliminate clutter. For
some reason, many people feel com-
pelled to fill every square inch of space.
Unfortunately, the end result is unsettling
and can even become claustrophobic.
Since pale, softer colors tend to
recede, the lighter the wall and floor
colors, the larger a room will seem.
However if your room features a lot of
natural light, you could actually be a bit
more adventurous with your color choices
- and add a little more drama to your
Traditionally ceilings are painted lighter
than the walls to raise it visually. If a low
ceiling is more of a problem than the
size of the room, a wallcovering with
a vertical stripe would visually raise the
ceiling height. Patterned carpets or wall-
coverings with a light background will
give you smaller room a feeling of depth
and might be just the answer for a small
Adding a framed mirror, or even mir-
roring an entire wall, can visually double
the room size. But please note what the
mirrors will reflect. If it's an eyesore,
you'll double that too.
One of the many benefits of a smaller
space is that it will make its inhabitants
feel cozy and comfortable. So take a few
of these ideas into consideration when
you create the inviting, warm and expan-
sive look you want!
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Don't Be In The
Dark When The
Lights Go Out
by Laura Zocki
Puerto, LCEC
Public Relations
ost every-
one in
e Southwest
Florida has had
their lights go out
during storm sea-
son. This can be a
startling and frus-
trating experience
if you aren't aware of the proper proce-
dures to take during power outages.
Before calling your electric utility to
report a power outage, check to see
if your neighbors have power. If your
neighbors have lights and you don't, you
may be able to quickly restore power by
checking all circuit breakers and resetting
them. If your breakers aren't the prob-
lem, one of the following situations may
have occurred:
Power lines coming into your home
may have been disconnected
A transformer serving only your
home may have malfunctioned
Once the outage location is deter-
mined, priorities for restoring power are
During widespread outages, such as
those resulting from a hurricane, please

try to keep telephone lines clear for
emergencies by eliminating repeat calls to
report your outage. In addition, please do
not detain line crews while they are work-
ing in your neighborhood. Your electric
utility knows that being without power
is inconvenient. It is our priority to do
everything possible to restore your power

Airport Reports
April Traffic Down
During April, 813,329 passen-
gers traveled through Southwest
Florida International Airport, a
decrease of 4.3 percent compared to
April 2009. Year-to-date, passenger
traffic is down 2.4 percent from the
same period last year.
The traffic leader in April was Delta
with 159,448 passengers traveling to
and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the
top five airlines were AirTran (131,712),
JetBlue (108,177), Southwest (92,801)
and Continental (82,156).
Southwest Florida International Airport
had 8,658 aircraft movements (takeoffs
and landings), a decrease of three percent
compared to April 2009. Page Field
General Aviation Airport saw 7,897
movements, an increase of 12.2 percent
from April 2009. In addition, nearly
3 million pounds of air freight moved
through Southwest Florida International
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Free Autism
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Young Children
The Children's Hospital of
Southwest Florida, in partnership
with the Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a
free monthly autism spectrum disorder
screening for toddlers 18 months to five
The next screening will be held June
11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
Ronald McDonald Care Mobile located in
the McDonalds parking lot at Gulf Coast
Town Center.
It is estimated that one in every 150
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Autism Screening
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The ASD screening is conducted
by the Neurosciences Center at The
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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida affiliate has provided
$154,082 to support low-income and indigent women's breast cancer care at
Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center in Fort Myers.
The funds will be used to provide genetic testing, diagnostic and staging, chemo-
therapy and surgery for uninsured and underinsured women battling breast cancer in
Southwest Florida. The new funds are already in use and are estimated to provide care
to over 40 women annually.
Collaboration through community outreach to women regarding the available
LMHS programs occurs at free cancer screening events, educational events, Senior
Friendship Centers and Partners for Breast Cancer Care seminars and other events.
LMHS Chief Foundation Officer and VP Oncology Sharon A. MacDonald
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uninsured and underinsured women of our Southwest Florida community. Without this
funding and letting people know that it exists, many women would not seek medical
care because of their financial limitations and would allow their cancer to progress to a
much more advanced state, or potentially even lose their lives to the disease."
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United Way Distributing $538,659 For
Emergency Food And Shelter
The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has announced that Lee, Hendry
and Glades counties will receive funds to supplement emergency food and
shelter programs. Twenty Lee, Hendry, and Glades county agencies will
receive $538,659.
Food and shelter programs in the counties will receive the following: Lee County
$496,454, Hendry County $35,779, and Glades County $6,557.
The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades provides the coordination and adminis-
trative support for this program in the community. Cliff Smith, president of the United
Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades added, "The emergency food and shelter funds are
being put to work where they are needed the most, and the administrative costs of
getting the funds to the agencies who actually provide emergency food and shelter is
only two percent of the total. That is extraordinarily low and speaks to the efficiency
of the program."
A local board is charged with distributing the funds appropriated by Congress to
expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas. The local board
determines how the funds awarded to this area are to be distributed among the emer-
gency food and shelter programs run by local human service agencies in the area.
Some of the local agencies have already received their funds.
The agencies that have received, or will receive assistance include the following:
ACT (Abuse Counseling & Treatment) $6,000
Amigos Center $7,000
Bonita Springs Assistance $20,000
CCMI (Community Cooperative Ministries) $90,000
Cape Coral Caring Center $18,000
FISH of Pine Island $7,000
FISH of Sanibel $13,050
Harry Chapin Food Bank $130,000
Hendry County SHIP $8,045

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Glades County SHIP $3,498
Hope Health Care/Hope Connections $2,000
Interfaith Caregivers of South Lee $11,000
Lee County Human Services $100,000
Lee Mental Health Center $ 18,000
Lehigh Community Services $32,404
Nations Association $6,000
The Salvation Army, Clewiston and Glades County Offices $4,500
The Salvation Army, LaBelle Office $16,234
The Salvation Army, Lee County $38,000.0

Take A Cruise Into The Past
In cooperation with Captiva Cruises 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 archeological exhibit.
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 its construction, its layers and to see this
cross section of over a thousand years of Southwest Florida history. Reservations are
required as space is limited. Cost for this unique opportunity is $45 per person which
includes a donation to The Mound House Cultural Resources Center. Return time to
Punta Rassa is 1:30 p.m.
For more information or reservations call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300.0


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Landscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding
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ISLAND SUN JUNE 4, 2010 49

Candidates To
Appear At Forum
Candidates for state representative and
Senate will be the speakers at a forum of
the Fort Myers Republican Women's Club
Federated on Tuesday, June 15. State House
District 73 candidates Matt Caldwell, Deanna
Casolino, Jason Moon, and John Schultz,
and Senate District 27 candidates LizBeth
Benacquisto and Sharon Merchant have been
invited to participate in the forum. They will
present their qualifications and platforms, then
participate in a question-and-answer session.
The public is invited to attend the monthly
luncheon and the candidate forum, which will
be held at The Helm Club, The Landings, in
South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:30
a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, and
candidate forum will follow. Those attending are
invited to write a check for their favorite 2010
Republican candidate running for office, with a
minimum amount of $16; the club then pays for
the luncheon charge. Reservations are required by
Thursday, June 10, and may be made by contact-
ing Elizabeth Nicholson at 489-3483.0

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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
SR 9/5 N TFN


Full/Part-time attendant positions available.
Drivers license required.
Apply in person
1015 Perwinkle Way
SR 5/28 B 6/4

Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN

Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
Available day/night/weekends
RS 10/23 BTFN

Bob Adams
(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors etc)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 M TFN

On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience.
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
Custom Art and Hand Painted Furniture. or 918-740-4972
SR 10/23VTFN

Residential Commercial
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
Jennifer Watson
SR 11/13 N TFN

Computer repair, setup, file recovery &
troubleshooting for home or office. 15 year
island resident. Guaranteed work & low
rates. Call Justin at 810-3833 or e-mail at

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 6/25

Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates

Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
ur clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN

Precision Contracting Technologies Inc.
State Certified General Contractor for build-
ing permits and new construction services.
Call 407-383-8663 or 800-438-0237
Lic #CGC1506794
RS 5/14V 6/4


Phoebe's Nest Early Learning and
Development Program is accepting
enrollment for infants and toddlers ages
3 months 36 months. Full or Part time.
Contact Beth at 472-6378 or at for rates and
schedules. License pending.
RS 5/28 V 7/16


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 N TFN

Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN

Prime east end, deep water, Shell Harbor
location. Only minutes to the Gulf.
Water, electricity, parking.
RS 5/7 V 6/11


36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN

3 twin-size beds, 1 queen-size bed,
2 dressers, 1 king-size sofa sleeper,
1 regular sofa and 1 side table.
Call 347-393-4547.
RS 6/4 V 6/4

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Excellent Condition
SR 6/4 N TFN


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Sanibel Island church seeking an
experienced administrator. Full time with
excellent benefits. Send resume to Sanibel
Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel, FL 33957, Attn: Administrator
SR 5/28 V 6/4


Needed full or part time.
Call 239-580-8573
or email resume to
SR 5/28 BTFN





Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
Handyman Repairs
SR 9/11 BTFN

While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
Call 395-1649
SR 9/30 DTFN

52 ISLAND SUN JUNE 4, 2010


Shor ewood ofS anibel

Three bedroom beachfront
Views over pool to beach
Only $999,000

(239) 246-4716
RS 11/27 N TFN

Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
Call 851-3506
SR 10/9 N TFN

Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
SR 3/12 N TFN

Brian Johnson
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer

2480 Library Way
Zoned for both commercial and
residential use. Rare opportunity on
Sanibel Island. Asking $1,000,000

3BR/3BA remodeled duplex in Dunes
with sweeping golf course views and
granite, marble, tile, pavers, 3rd floor
office, 1763 sa.ft. $499,000

1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
3BR/2BA, Lake View
Asking $497,500
SMobile: 910-3099
Office: 472-5187
SR 8/6 N TFN

Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Tarpon Beach 204

Great View! Great Income!
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!! Panoramic Gulf View!!
Great Updates & Income

Thinking of Sellinq?
We'll sell your property
within an agreed upon
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to $5,000 at closing:



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Moran, Realtors
W 4443-0110
of the Islands
SR 4/16 BTFN



Let us share
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Time Shares as low as $6,000

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Work with a
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Sanibel's Only
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It's our job to know the
property you are about
to buy or sell better
than you.
SR 12/11 BTFN


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SR 2/12 BTFN


ISLAND SUN -JUNE 4, 2010 53

LAS A3 L 3 By N

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.
SR 12/3 BTFN

Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
Call 239-283-8581
RS 8/14 BTFN

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 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN

Central location -1630 Periwinkle WayFurnished
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 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN

lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792

Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attranrtivp RatPc (ffarPrI

S"Islander Center" on Sanibel
Prime Periwinkle Frontage
SHigh Traffic Tenants
Excellent Parking
Immediate Occupancy
Local/Pro-Active Owners
Flexible Space Available
Call Today!
SR 4/30 B TFN

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 239-246-4075.
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.
Call Bob
RS 3/12V TFN

Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906
RS 3/12 M TFN

Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar, Call for availability.
SR 1/9 B TFN

First floor condo, completely redone -
kitchen/bath/appliances/furniture -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M TFN

Bay to Sea is FREE!
Captiva & SanibelVacation Rentals
Rent directly from more than
300 property owners!
FREE for Renters to use!
FREE for Owners to use!
SR 2/12 BTFN

Island Vacations
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
Cottages Condos Homes
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
S 10/9 BRTFN

2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.

Sanibel 2BR/2BA- Furnished, Central A/C,
Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilings, Direct TV, Internet,
Pool, Screened Lanai, Garage. Call 954-605-
3325 or 800-618-3325 for details.
SR 7/17 MTFN

3B/2B, GATED COMMUNITY, fully furnished, garage,
pool, screen porch. No smoking, No pets. Monthly
rental $3,000. Available June & July Call 481-0241.


For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 BTFN

Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel
and Fort Myers Beach. Annual lease
$695/mo. Six month lease also avail.
Pets under 25 lbs. OK. Call 851-3506.


This RARE 4 bedroom/3.5 bath piling home is
located looking over conservation land and is a
short walkto beach. Updated, F or UF. $2,100/mo.

This 2 bedroom/2bath ground level home
offers carport and hot tub.
$1,500/mo. Includes yard care.
This 2 bedroom/1 bath UF duplex offers screened
porch, w/d, views over water to Preserve.
This piling duplex is a must see. $950/mo

This beautiful home offers 3 bed/2baths, tile
throughout, updated pool and new paver pool
deck, 2 car garage and close to the beach, NF
Includes pool and yard care. $2,250/mo.

Call on these Island Rentals and ask about
our other Island Properties for rent.
Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975
B Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. _
Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner
S 5/21 B TFN

2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 1,400 sq. ft., gated,
minutes to Sanibel, garage, all upgrades,
pool, tennis, no pets, unfurnished,
$1,000 monthly. 239-437-0700
SR 5/28 B 6/4

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 6/4 B 6/11

Ground level, quiet street, professional
renovated in elegant style, partially
furnished. $850 per month, water paid.
Call 330-289-1798.
RS 6/4 A 6/18

Single family home in quiet west end devel-
opment. Large landscaped lot, 3-4 bed-
rooms, 31/2 baths, large open living area,
screened porch off living/dining areas.
W/D, 2nd fridge, Elevator, 2-car garage.
Community has several pools, tennis
courts & natural lagoons. $4,500/mo. + util.
Annual rental only. Call 212-799-6463.
RS 5/28 A 6/18

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

TROPICAL ISLAND HOME. Stroll to beach. Spacious
lakefront 3 bedroom/2 bath on quiet cul-de-sac. Pri-
vate master suite w/loft and sundeck. Two car garage.
Lot of storage. Call owner 472-8378.
RS 6/4 P 6/11


Meticulously remodeled 3BR/3BA Duplex
in the Dunes with panoramic golf course
views, granite, marble, tile, pavers, large
kitchen, and loft/office available as season-
al rental for one month or series of months.
Call Jean Johnson 703-548-0545.








54 ISLAND SUN- JUNE 4, 2010

i, I'm
a four-
year-old female
Dachshund mix.
If you're looking
for a great "little"
companion, look
no more. I'm
energetic (on a
small dog scale,
that is), playful,
smart and know
my house man-
ners. My adoption
fee is only $75.
My name is
Gizmo and I'm a
two-year-old neu-
tered male brown
tiger cat. I'm a
big boy with a big
personality. What Becky ID# 472982 Gizmo ID#411462
I mean is, I'm very
loving and will run my motor to show you how much I enjoy being with you. One of my favorite things to
do here at the shelter is to lay on one of the volunteer's laps and stretch out on my back. Besides my lov-
ing personality I'm very handsome and have the most gorgeous green eyes.
All cats are $50 off the regular adoption fee. That means adult cats are free and kittens are only $25.
For information about this week's pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services' Web
site at When calling, refer to the animal's ID number. The Web site updates every
hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available.
The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The
shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, off Six Mile
Cypress Parkway.
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county
license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over,
feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet
pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500.

Begin Pet And Livestock Emergency Plans

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson is
reminding Floridians to create an emergen-
cy response plan for their animals as hurricane
season approaches.
Bronson says people should not wait until the
last minute to think about how they are going to
evacuate or shelter their animals during a disaster.
People may need to leave their homes quickly and
a well-thought-out plan will help ensure the safety
of animals and the peace of mind of their owners.
Bronson's Division of Animal Industry web-
site (click on
"Emergency Management" links to numerous Web
sites that provide information about pet-friendly
emergency shelters and hotels. There is also
extensive emergency preparedness information for
owners of large and small animals. Some tips for
people with animals include:
Pets and Small Animals
Leaving pets behind during an evacuation is not
recommended because the animals can easily be
injured, lost or killed. Owners should find out now
if any local boarding facilities or veterinary offices
can shelter their animals in an emergency. They
should also contact hotels outside their immedi-
ate area to determine which allow animals and
whether there are any size restrictions.
Keep ID tags and vaccinations up to date.
Prepare a pet evacuation kit, including food
and water for one week, a manual can opener,
medications, medical/vaccination records, a pet
carrier, and bedding.
When traveling, properly secure pets in the
Horses and Livestock
During an emergency, the time you have to
evacuate your horses will be limited. With an effec-
tive emergency plan, you may have enough time
to move your horses to safety. Livestock are diffi-

cult to evacuate so it is important to make plans to
shelter them in place safely.
Keep vaccinations and other health require-
ments up to date.
If possible, make arrangements in advance
for evacuation of horses. Know where you can
take your horses for shelter along your evacuation
Make sure your horse trailer is ready to go or
other transport arrangements are prepared well in
Include animal handling equipment and a sup-
ply of feed and water.
Carry your vaccination record, Coggins test
and health papers with you.
Have a point of destination before depar-
ture and be sure to evacuate early to avoid traffic
If evacuation is not possible:
Reinforce your barn, and outbuildings with
hurricane straps or other devices.
Secure or remove anything that could
become blowing debris.
Open gates or remove fencing so that ani-
mals may move to high ground in a flood and to
low-lying areas during high winds.
Install a hand pump for your well and fill
enough large containers with water for your ani-
mals for at least a week.
Identify alternate water and power sources. A
generator with a safely stored supply of fuel may
be essential, especially if you have electrical equip-
ment necessary to the well being of your animals.
"People will have enough to deal with in pro-
tecting themselves and their families during a natu-
ral disaster or other emergency," Bronson said. "If
they have a plan in place for pets and livestock,
that is one less thing they will need to worry about
at the last minute.""

Sanibel & Captiva Islands

CALLING CARD 239-395-1213
Emergency ................................. ............. 911
Sanibel Police ................ ................... ... 472-3111
Lee County Sheriff's Office ... ............. ............ 477-1200
On Call Captiva Deputy .................................477-1000
Fire Department
Sanibel ................ ................... .......... 472-5525
Captiva .................................. .. .......... 472-9494
Florida Marine 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
Planning Department. .............. ............... 472-4136
Sanibel ................ .................. ......... 472-2483
Captiva ................ ................... ........ 472-2133
Post Office
Sanibel ................ .................. ......... 472-1573
Sanibel (toll free) ............... .... ............... 800-275-8777
Captiva .................... ................... 472-1674
Sanibel Community Association .................... . 472-2155
Senior Center .... .......... ......... ................. 472-5743
Arcade Theater ....................................... 332-4488
Art League Of Fort Myers .............................. 275-3970
BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) ................ 395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre .................... 278-4422
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers................... 472-0168
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 Music Festival ................ . ................ 336-7999
Sanibel-Captiva Art League ............................... 472-4258
S.W. Florida Symphony. ................ ............... 418-0996
ABWA (American Business Women's Assoc.) ................ 472-4499
.................................. or csimontacchi@
American Legion Post 123 ................................ 472-9979
Angel Flight SE ................ ............. 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
Audubon Society. ................ ................... 472-3156
Sanibel Bike Club ................ ...... ...
Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva .................. 274-5900
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 ................ .. ................. ...... 472-9332
Notre Dame Club of Lee County ........................... 768-0417
Optimist Club. ................. ....................... 472-0836
PAWS ............... ................... 472-1027 or 472-9383
Rotary Club .............................. 472-7257 or 472-0141
Sanibel Beautification Inc. .... .......................... 470-2866
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ......................... 472-6940
Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron ...................... 472-3828
Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club ............................. 395-1770
Sanibel Youth Soccer .............. ................. 395-2040
The Military Officers Assc. of America
(MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). .............................. 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
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum ......................... 395-2233
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................. 472-1100
Sanibel Historical Museum & Village ................... .. 472-4648
SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) ............ 472-2329

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The treatment you expect.

The treatmentyou deserve.

Captiva LIFESTYLE at South Seas
5 BD/ 4.5 BA w/Stunning Views
Elevated Infinity-edge Pool & Spa
Quality and Detail Throughout
Fred Newman orVicki Panico, 239.826.2704

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
Very Private Neighborhood
Deeded Beach Access and Pool
Great Vacation/Rental Home
Kara Cuscaden, 239.470.1516

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths
3 Bay Garage with 1BD Studio
Private Gulf Access Dock with Lift
Deeded Beach Access
John & Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Stunning Views of Sanibel River
Bright and Open
Deeded Beach Access
Sarah Ashton, 239.691.4915

2BD/2BA, Large Sleeping Loft
Wood Burning Fireplace
Convenient to Captiva Village
Community Pool/Tennis/Boat Docks
Sally Davies 239.691.3319

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
Heart of Captiva Village!
Exceptional Amenities
New Everything in 2005
Sally Davies, 239.691.3319

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Caribbean Plantation Style
Breathtaking Bayou Views
Light, Bright and Neutral Decor
Jennifer ann de Lignieres, 239.313.1371

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
Room For a Pool
Artistic Interior and Detail
Near Rec. Center, Sanibel School
Jennifer ann de Lignieres, 239.313.1371

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
Sanibel's East End
Large, Heated Lap Pool
Furnished and Steps to Beach
Jim Branyon, 239.565.3233

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
Olde Florida Style Home
Porches overlook Lake & Sanctuary
Features Incl. Hot Tub & Fireplace
Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
Boat Dock/Lift
Deeded Beach Access
Private Lot Just Under 1 acre
The Burns Family Team 239.464.2984

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Elevated Home
Tranquil Setting with Native Plants
Backs Up to Sanctuary Land
Updated & Close to Beach Access
Kara Cuscaden, 239.470.1516

Charming Unique Island Treasure
Deeded Beach Access
Custom Built in 2002
Gorgeous Sunset Views
Wil Rivait, 239.464.8108

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
Beach Side of Complex
Great Income Property
Listed at $319,000
Priced to Sell; MAKE OFFER
Andre Arensman, 239.233.1414

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Pool/Boat Dock and Lift
Located on 3 Intersecting Canals
Gorgeous, Updated Interior
Vallee Arnett, 239.645.1903

4 BD/2 BA, Duplex w/Pool
Across the Street From Beach
Double Lot on Gulf Access Canal
Updated Interior, Wood Beam ceiling
$649,00oo SANIBEL
The Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

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