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VOL. 17, NO. 49
SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA
JUNE 11, 2010
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Reliving The '80s At The Schoolhouse
Lexie Dorsett, Gina Gloria and Samantha Rotella Calie Connor and Hailey See create collage in 2009 Summer Camp
photo by Nick Adams Photography Sum m er Arts
Summer Arts Camp
by Di Saggau Starts Soon For Kids
F ive super singers and dancers are making the rafters ring at The Herb Strauss
Schoolhouse Theater. The musical 80s to the Max gives the audience a deja IG ARTS is enrolling for Summer Arts Camp. Camp runs Monday through
vu feeling as songs like Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Whip It, Walkin' Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 28 through August 13.
on Sunshine, Material Girl, Footloose, and a score of others whisk you back in L Children entering grades K through 5 in the fall will be offered activities on a
time. When the group sings I've Had the Time of My Life, you can just picture rotating schedule including painting, pottery, music, drama and movement. Arts and
Patrick Swayze catching Jennifer Grey mid-air in that spectacular move from Dirty music appreciation, weekly projects, and interactive stage productions encourage inter-
Dancing. This show starts out with a bang and never stops. The choreography by est and wonder in the arts. For grades K through 5, tuition is $115 per week, three or
Bobby Logue definitely adds pizazz. These kids never stop movin' and groovin'. more weeks are $100 per week.
continued on page 33 continued on page 7
Oil Spill Prompts
by Jim George
he big question right now for
any community bordering the
gulf coast is... what if the oil spill
reaches here? While everyone's atten-
tion is turned toward trying to stop the
flow of oil from the damaged Deep
Water Horizon under sea well in the
Gulf of Mexico, the immediate question
for coastal communities is where the
estimated 20 million gallons of oil that
has already leaked from the well will
go. Authorities are estimating that up to
19,000 barrels a day continue to spew
from the fractured well head on the
ocean floor although latest reports indi-
cate that BP is diverting up to 15,000
barrels to a surface ship through the use
of a containment cap. Favorable winds
have kept the oil from causing major
damage to Florida shorelines so far.
Louisiana and the Panhandle of Florida
are most at risk right now but what if
unfavorable ocean currents and winds
bring the oil toward Southwest Florida?
Florida's overall tourist economy is
estimated at $65 billion. Locally, in Lee
County, tourism accounts for approxi-
mately $3 billion according to Lee Rose,
communications manager for the Lee
County Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Rose said that to date there have been
no significant cancellations in local hotels
as a result of concern over the oil spill
but they have asked hotels to monitor
cancellations closely. According to press
reports, gulf beach hotels along the
Panhandle of Florida, Mississippi and
Louisiana have experienced 80 percent
cancellations. Oil has reached the coast-
line there and although most of it remains
offshore, 140 miles of coastline has expe-
rienced some oil landfall.
continued on page 7
by Jim George
he Kanzius Foundation had an
unexpected windfall this past week
as a result of a rule regarding the
distribution of the award money it won
in a national contest. PepsiCo would
not allow the Kanzius Foundation to
use money it had won in its national
contest to be used for salaries to hire
two additional researchers. The foun-
dation raises research money for the
late Sanibel Island resident and inven-
tor John Kanzius' external radio-wave
generator, which has been proven to kill
cancer cells in live animals. PepsiCo
said it won't fund any research that does
The foundation won $250,000 in
a national contest and had anticipated
the money going to the MD Anderson
Cancer Research Center in Houston
to hire the researchers. Instead of hav-
ing about two-thirds of the PepsiCo
grant money go toward the salaries of
a molecular biologist and a physicist, it
will all be used to spread the word about
the Kanzius project in an effort to recruit
Mark Neidig Sr., the foundation's
executive director, said the researchers
will still get paid. Neidig said he told a
former Kanzius donor about the PepsiCo
decision and the man, who did not want
his name disclosed, gave $250,000 to
pay those salaries.
The PepsiCo grant money will now be
used to hire a full-time project leader and
recruit a national public-relations agency.
continued on page 7
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he Captiva Community Panel will
meet on Tuesday, June 15 begin-
ning 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
9 a.m. Introductions and roll call;
approval of May 11 minutes
9:05 a.m. CEPD update Kathy
9:10 a.m. Reiterate and reaffirm
actions taken at the May 11 meeting...
include discussion of reason why
9:15 a.m. LDC survey committee and
bylaws change vote Ken Gooderham
9:45 a.m. Division of Forestry 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.0
Post 123 News
n Sunday, June 13, Dougie
Fresh's BBQ ribs and chicken
dinner will be served at the
American Legion Post 123 from 1 to
8 p.m. Monday, June 14 is Flag Day.
Legion members will be retiring the flags
beginning at 6 p.m. Drop off your flags
before Monday to be retired. Mark your
calendar for Sunday, June 20 for a sea-
food fest from 1 to 8 p.m.
Monday nights, stop in for 9 ball pool
tournaments starting at 6 p.m. Thursday
nights is Texas hold 'em at 7 p.m. Players
are still needed. Every Friday, stop in for
a six-ounce ribeye sandwich with French
fries. Stop in and check out the daily
specials and the entire menu. Food is
served all day, everyday. The public is
welcome. The Legion is open Monday
through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and
Sunday, 12 to 9 p.m., located at mile
marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For
more information call 472-9979.0
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he Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of
the American Business Women's
Association has selected the
two recipients of 2010 ABWA Island
Scholarships. They are: Kayla McCurry
and Mary Stufano of Sanibel. Kayla
McCurry, a graduate of Bishop Verot
High School, will attend Edison College
in Fort Myers in the fall and major in
business. Mary Stufano graduated from
Fort Myers High School and will follow
a course of study in communications/
media studies at Emerson College in
In their applications, students describe
their career goals and plans, educational
backgrounds, financial needs, involve-
ment in extra-curricular and community
activities and other pertinent information
about themselves. A committee of ABWA
members reviews the applications and
selects recipients of the $1,000 annual
scholarships, which are awarded until a
degree is earned.
continued on page 8
Center 4 Life
Computer Class is scheduled for
1 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
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 supplies.
Cost is $2.50 for members, $5 for non-
Kayak Launching is at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 22.
All participants must meet at the cen-
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'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 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
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by Emilie Alfino
Although the public hearing on
the proposed ordinance to per-
mit boat docks in the bay beach
zone was postponed to June 22, a
public comment sparked discussion at
Tuesday's planning commission meet-
Sanibel resident Claudia Burns said
she was disturbed by some commis-
sioners' "cavalier" comments at the last
meeting that sea grasses have already
been destroyed by Lake Okeechobee
water releases so could not be any more
negatively impacted by allowing docks
between Woodring Point and the west
boundary of Lighthouse Park. According
to Burns, "what man destroys, man
should try to restore," and with effort,
those sea grasses might be able to come
City Attorney Ken Cuyler responded
that his position would be the same irre-
spective of the sea grass beds. "The right
of these property owners is to have a
dock... and that's not my personal opin-
ion, it's based on case law. The fact that
the grass beds are not what they were 10
or 15 years ago is not determinative. The
ultimate issue is what the law says."
Commissioner Paul Reynolds
expressed concern that were the bay
beach zone opened up to docks, he saw
the potential for about 65 docks being
built in the area. "I have a great issue
with that," Reynolds said. "Maybe we
can't prohibit them, but we have to find
some legal way to restrict them." He said
he could not support the idea that so
many docks could be built.
Vice Chairman Phillip Marks, acting as
chair in the absence of Chairman Michael
Valiquette, suggested that California's
method of dealing with this issue build-
ing community docks to reduce the
number of individual docks might be
something people could consider.
Why are bayside docks an issue now,
when Sanibel has successfully prohibited
them for years? "Because someone has
decided to get an attorney to find out
whether they have a right, and their
attorney has advised them that they have
that right under Florida law," Cuyler
answered. And Cuyler agrees.
There are lots of situations, Cuyler
said, where cities take actions that are
uncontested for some period of time until
someone questions it. "If you were to ask
me today, can we put that prohibition
(against bayside docks) into effect, my
opinion would be no," Cuyler said. "You
do not have the ability to take away that
right. It is a compensable right."
While Cuyler said he was not aware
of any barrier island, city or county in
the state of Florida that prohibits docks,
during public comment Committee of
the Islands President Barbara Cooley
said Sanibel is different. "Decades ago,
Sanibel was designated by the state legis-
lature as a sanctuary island," Cooley said.
"Is that a possible defense for a restriction
against these docks?" She asked the com-
mission to take that into consideration
as they deliberate on the proposed ordi-
Each application for a dock will have
to go before the planning commission for
approval. Planning Director Jim Jordan
will work with Natural Resources Director
Rob Loflin and Cuyler to incorporate
Tuesday's comments into the draft ordi-
nance for discussion at a public hearing
June 22 at 9:15 a.m.4
by Emilie Alfino
ity council gave the planning
commission clear direction to
retain height limitations when
revising the land development code to
accommodate and regulate redevelop-
ment, particularly for short-term rental
units in the Resort Housing District.
That's what it says in Planning Director
Jim Jordan's June 8 staff report, which
was reviewed at Tuesday's meeting
of the planning commission's Land
Development Code Review Committee.
Planning Commissioner Paul Reynolds
echoed council's sentiment several times,
several ways in response to the planning
department's proposal to remove the
45-foot height limit for short-term rental
resorts and replace it with this: "The
height of buildings will not exceed three
stories above the base flood elevation...
In the Resort Housing District, the maxi-
mum height of buildings shall not exceed
33 feet above the base flood elevation of
the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map or
the Florida Building Code for buildings
located seaward of the state of Florida's
1991 Coastal Construction Control Line,
whichever is higher."
Reynolds said he wants to stick with
a specific height restriction "rather than
a moving window that can change to
who knows what. I want a numerical
restriction to avoid 60-foot buildings.
We control our own destiny rather
than Washington, DC," Reynolds said,
referring to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, which can change
regulations regarding base flood eleva-
tions, affecting the height of buildings.
Other commissioners, however,
expressed their belief that the planning
department would be conscientious in its
application of any new code provisions
with the goal of allowing three habit-
able floors. "I'm comfortable with your
reasoning behind this," Commissioner
Holly Smith told Jordan, adding that
ceiling heights and other design factors
can be adjusted to keep the building
height lower. "We want to retain our
resort housing. If we take away the right
to have their density, then we're getting
away from what we have been directed
Vice Chairman Phillip Marks, acting as
chair in the absence of Chairman Michael
Valiquette, agreed with Smith, as did
Commissioners Chris Heidrick and Tom
Krekel. Krekel compared the base flood
elevation changes to the Americans with
Disabilities Act. "They (the federal gov-
ernment) changed the rules and they can
do it again," Krekel said.
Sanibel resident Karen Storjohann
objected to changing the land develop-
ment code. "There has to be a greater
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Oil Spill Prompts
However, landfall is imminent. "Visitors to
shore communities on the upper Gulf of
Mexico have turned perception into fact
and are assuming oil is coming ashore
everywhere and are cancelling reserva-
tions," said Richard Forrester, executive
director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Convention and Visitors Bureau. "In
fact many of the beaches are wide open
and beautiful right now. But officials can
only cross their fingers at the moment.
The current known as the "loop" literally
circles the state of Florida coming closest
to shore near the Keys. Reports within
the past few days indicate that some oil
has entered the loop current.
On a local level visitors to the Sanibel-
Captiva Chamber of Commerce Web
site are greeted with the headline, "Our
beaches are clean and open." A state of
Florida advisory is posted on the City of
Sanibel Web site advising citizens how to
identify possible oil sightings.
At risk here are the sensitive estuaries
in Southwest Florida. Charlotte Harbor
south to Estero Bay is home to thousands
of acres of mangroves... a nurturing
estuary, thousands of species of marine,
animal, bird and plant life that would be
affected for years to come. Oil intrusion
deep into mangroves would be unreach-
able for cleanup and the toll on marine
and animal life immeasurable. Gulf front
beaches are teeming with sea life vis-
ible to the naked eye when each wave
The long term ecological and econom-
ic effect could be devastating if the area
was awash in oil.
The City of Sanibel has been monitor-
ing and preparing for weeks, according
to City Manager Judie Zimomra. "We're
carefully watching what's going on north
of us," she said. "Emergency Operations
Centers (EOCs) have been set up at the
state and county level. This oil spill has
been designated an event of national
importance. There is a sub-state emer-
gency command center now set up in St.
Petersburg and most county EOCs have
been activated. Our local Lee County
and Sanibel representatives have already
attended a meeting in St Petersburg."
Zimomra went on to say that forecasts
on the spill are updated every 72 hours.
She said that if the oil reaches here,
Sanibel anticipates the use of booms
on low wave energy inlets and possibly
the construction of beachfront berms.
"Although our plan might utilize both
of these options, we can't say exactly
what we would use at this point because
it would depend on the success of these
methods which would also be used by
communities north of us. We're monitor-
ing and evaluating all technologies."
Zimomra said if oil entered the loop
current it could conceivably stay off
Sanibel's shore by 80 to 100 miles and
travel around the southern end of the
state to the east coast. "We're told by the
government that if the oil ever did reach
here it would not be an oil sheet but
rather tar balls or tar mats. Realistically,
by then we would have seen what the
experience was from cities north of us on
the handling of the material."
Given the positive outcome of the
city's emergency operations before and
following Hurricane Charley in 2004, city
officials retain a high degree of credibility
with residents in handling emergencies.'
From page 6
justification for changing the code sub-
stantively other than 'property own-
ers want it,'" Storjohann said. "This
island separated from Lee County over
these very issues." She encouraged the
planning commission to take into con-
sideration what tourists want in accom-
modations before moving forward. "You
might learn it's (1) unnecessary, and (2)
undesirable to change the code," she con-
tinued. "We need to have a height limita-
tion no matter what FEMA does. That's
what Sanibel is about: low density, low
height. We're supposed to be standing
for something here, but I see an erosion.
I think it's a mistake to say they have a
right to rebuild what they have. No they
don't. If they want 60-foot buildings, go
Sonja Smith of CASI (Condominium
Association of the Islands) said she was
glad not to be sitting in a commissioner's
seat. "The guiding principle, I believe, is
no owner should lose a unit," she said. "I
don't know how you're going to do that.
We've had 30 years of problems with an
ISLAND SUN JUNE 11, 2010 7
issue we're now getting an hour to talk
about. I don't think that's sufficient."
Jordan will go back to the drawing
board to consider Tuesday's comments
and present another summary staff report
at the next subcommittee meeting.:
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The fine arts apprentice program for
middle and high school students provides
an opportunity to be an instructor or
take classes. Courses include fused glass,
mosaic, acting, pottery, and metalsmith-
ing. Middle school tuition is $70 per
week. Volunteer opportunities are also
BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp is sup-
ported by LAT Foundation and Sanibel-
Captiva Community Bank. Tuition assis-
tance is available.
For sign, stop by BIG ARTS, 900
Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, e-mail
info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.
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The foundation will also invest in tech-
nology that will enable them to use text
messaging to raise money.
The foundation will now utilize the
$250,000 from PepsiCo and the match-
ing amount from the private donor, an
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submitted by Shirley Jewell
L ast Friday morning at Rotary, we
welcomed Steven Teuber, cur-
rent vice-chair of the Lee County
School Board, as our guest speaker.
Rotary International promotes literacy
around the globe, so why not find out
what is happening in our own backyard.
Right out of the gate, Teuber started
rattling off Lee County Public Schools
statistics: The Lee County School Board
manages over $1.5 billion of our taxpay-
er money. That number is just staggering.
Salaries make up 65 percent of the dis-
trict's general fund. Of course, that figure
includes a number of other things besides
education figures, such as transportation.
Teuber said, "We spend approximately
$40,000 per person in our jails yearly
and only around $8,000 per student."
Lee County is the ninth-largest dis-
trict in Florida and one of the 50 larg-
est school districts in the United States.
We proudly educate approximately
80,000 students in grades K-12 in our
114 schools. We are the county's larg-
est employer in Lee County, with
approximately 11,500 full- and part-time
employees. I would say, "Education is big
The student body comes from 159
countries and speak 98 languages;
they are 50 percent white, 29 percent
Hispanic, and a variety of other nationali-
ties makeup the rest. There is a 42 per-
cent mobility rate; around one-half of the
Lee County study body changes during
the school year. That is an unbelievable
Teuber spent some of his time talk-
ing about School Choice. The county is
divided into three School Choice zones:
East, West, and South. Mostly this is to
control transportation costs. Each school
zone has three sub-zones. Within this
system, there are also magnet schools,
comprehensive high schools, and techni-
cal high schools. The Sanibel School does
not seem to fall in to a School Choice
zone. Our Sanibel high school students
do. In my opinion it sounds a little com-
plicated to a non-parent. Hopefully that is
not the case for the parents of a student
within the district. Ninety five percent of
the students are going to school in their
school of choice.
Within the Lee County school district,
there has been a standardize curricu-
lum in place for the last few years. Lee
County Public Schools began implement-
ing standardized textbooks, lessons and
materials for each grade level. Based on
a mobility rate of around 40 percent,
it was imperative that district schools
provide similar lessons at similar times
during the year, and use the same books
and materials. If a child leaves one school
and moves across the county, their new
school should be teaching the same
things at the same times, using the same
books. Always trying to improve the edu-
cation of our students, the school board
is proud to report that Lee has seen an
increase in schools earning an A grade
every year since 2002. In 2009, the
From page 4
The Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of
ABWA also participates in the Take Stock
in Children Program which is sponsored
by the Lee Foundation for Public Schools.
ABWA is committed to providing scholar-
ships to deserving applicants who need
financial assistance to achieve their dream
of a college education. The proceeds
from two major fundraisers sponsored by
ABWA-Texas Hold-Em and Poker Pedal-
provide funding for the scholarship pro-
During the past 30 years, the Sanibel-
Captiva Chapter of ABWA has made
a positive difference in the lives of 75
students with more than $1,00,000 in
scholarship funds. The stories of student
achievement inspire hope for the future
and motivate ABWA members to perse-
vere in their mission.:
To advertise in the
district earned an A for the first time,
with 71 schools earning either an A or B
grade. Seventy seven point six percent of
our students graduate.
The school system has focused on
reading for the past few years and that
has definitely improved learning. The
focus in the near future will not only con-
tinue to be on reading but to focus on a
STEM curriculum science, technology,
engineering, and math. This is already
the focus of Dunbar High School's
Academy for Technology Excellence
(ATE) and the new Academy for Digital
Excellence (ADE) program. Declared as
the First Microsoft Certified High School
in the World by Microsoft; acknowledged
as a "model school for tech success" by
CompTIA; and highlighted as a featured
school by Adobe, Dunbar High offers
high school students the ability to develop
21st century IT skills needed for a tech-
nology savvy workforce. In the five years
the program has been in place, students
have already passed more than 1,675
certification tests. Rick Volkmann from
Adobe, Inc. was there to congratulate
students on all their outstanding work and
to share how Adobe will be partnering
with Lee County with K-12 education in
The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club
meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning at
Beachview Steakhouse, 1100 Par View
Drive. If you would like further informa-
tion regarding the Sanibel Rotary or
Rotary International, call 337-1099.M
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ISLAND SUN JUNE 11, 2010 9
City Of Sanibel Opens Solar
Powered Restroom At Boat Ramp
Solar powered public restroom at boat ramp
The City of Sanibel has opened an environmentally and family friendly public
restroom at the Sanibel Public Boat Ramp located at 888 Sextant Drive.
The new restroom has two water saving toilets, a solar powered electrical sys-
tem capable of producing 680AC watts of power. The 10 roof-mounted, self adhesive
solar panels occupy approximately 80 square feet and produce enough electricity to
Four exterior amber LED lights (turtle and dark sky compliant), four interior fluores-
cent light fixtures with motion detectors, four interior GFI outlets, and two hand dryers.
This restroom is handicap accessible and includes diaper changing stations. A 100
percent native vegetation buffer will be installed during the rainy season to finish the
continued on page 19
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Summer Deals and
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Come See What's New
at Your Island Bike Shop!
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A M-1 I L I LA-J D Monday Saturay 8:30 5:00
Oil And Water
submitted by Eric Pfeifer
Ric Base, executive director of our
chamber of commerce, was the
guest speaker at the weekly break-
fast at The Dunes. You may be shocked
to hear that certain groups of the media
are reporting that oil from the BP oil
spill is washing up on our beaches.
This couldn't be further from the truth.
In fact, Base reports that beaches as
far west as Destin have no evidence of
oil, but vacationers are getting mixed
messages from the media. It could be
that they are misinformed. More likely,
however, with the sluggish economy,
other vacation destination areas are try-
ing to keep tourism dollars at home by
reporting that all of Florida is affected.
If you haven't been to the beach lately,
it is beautiful. The water is clear, the fish
are jumping, and the weather has been
perfect. So stop surfing the Internet, put
on your sun block, go the beach and tell
everyone you know that Sanibel is open
This week, the trio of Allan Marcus,
Dick Pyle and Dick Muench sang a song
to long time Kiwanian, Bill Boswell, aka
Boz. We could not determine the name
of the song, but rumor has it Bill got
older sometime in the last 12 months,
according to our registrar. Billy Kirkland
announced that he has been in business
for 25 years on Sanibel so he could con-
tribute a happy dollar to our party fund.
In fact, our party fund has reached the
threshold so we can all get together next
Wednesday night for a big night out on
the town (provided the Kiwanians finish
their coffee and are home in time for
Jeopardy). We look forward to seeing the
brethren at Osaka in Fort Myers for some
This week we were also graced by
the presence of our Kiwanis Lieutenant
Governor Donna Williamson. She
announced the new Lieutenant Governor
Elect Bruce Boyd who shared a few brief
words about the club. He promised he
would not interfere with our business, but
we did actually have to check the by-laws
to determine what a lieutenant governor
has to do with our club.
If you haven't received your two-for-
one dining book, time is running out. You
may find a few left at one of the local
banks. Last but not least, we are review
continued on page 19
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Zonta Club Board for 2010-2011 includes (I tor): Barbara Marti, Nancy Dreher, Claire
Mallon, Barbara Nagle, Linda Robison (president), Lynn Ridlehoover, Darlene Boda and
With a new Zonta year begin-
ning June 1, the Zonta Club
of Sanibel-Captiva gathered
recently to welcome the incoming board
of directors and officers for 2010-2011.
The club also recognized the board of
the Zonta Foundation of Southwest
Florida, the non-profit entity the club
created for fund raising and distribution
of grants. Every member of the club is
automatically a member of the founda-
The installation ceremony was per-
formed by Ginger Parker, a founding
member and past president of the club.
Returning as president is Linda Robison,
who served in this capacity for 2008-
2009. Barbara Nagle is president-elect;
vice president, Claire Mallon; treasurer,
Darlene Boda; recording secretary, Nori
Ann Reed; and corresponding secre-
tary, Linda Kramer. Rounding out the
board are past president Carolyn Gray;
members-at-large for two years Karen
Pati, Barbara Marti, Nancy Dreher and
Gail Migliorini; and members-at-large for
one year Lynn Ridlehoover and Sandi
The foundation board is comprised
of Carolyn Swiney (president); Kris Ritts
Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida Board members Kris Ritts, Barbara Nagle, Ruth
Woodham and Darlene Boda
(secretary); Wendy West (treasurer);
Valorie Babb (past president) and Ruth
Woodham (member-at-large) and, serving
by virtue of their positions on the club
board, Darlene Boda and Barbara Nagle.
Carolyn Gray, who hosted the event at
her Sanibel home, graciously thanked the
outgoing board and officers, comment-
ing: "Serving as your president has not
been a chore because I have worked with
a group of wonderful women, making a
difference in this community and in the
world through their contributions to Zonta
International." Gray was presented with
a commemorative etched vase by Luc
Robison's chosen theme for the
new Zonta year is "Serving Women,
Together" and she invited those present
to join in sharing a personal story of one
woman who had performed a particular
service for them or made a special impact
on their lives.
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SANIBEL, FL 33957
ISLAND SUN- JUNE 11, 2010 11
Students Join Captiva Cruises
For Shoreline Discovery Program
Fourth graders and the Captiva Cruises Shoreline Discovery Program team
T he Sanibel School's 4th grade
discovery on a Captiva Cruises
tour to Cayo Costa. Students in Debbie AA
Riley's and Deanna Evans' classes were I
treated to a memorable environmental
exploration of our coastal habitats of our
back bay estuary.
The students used seining nets to sam- .
ple and identify some of the inhabitants
of the shallow sea grass beds along the
shoreline of Cayo Costa State Park.
Spider crabs, hermit crabs, sea urchins,
shrimp, pipe fish, comb jellies, and pin
fish were some of the animals that the stu-
dents observed and talked about with the
staff of Captiva Cruises.4 I.
The students found sea urchins and other
interesting sea inhabitants
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Fourth graders (with Richard Finkel) displaying their sea creatures
Sanibel Center 4 Life
Bridge Mon. and Wed. 12:30 p.m.
Summer Fitness Mon., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m.
Gentle Yoga Mon. and Wed. 11 a.m.
Mah Jongg Thurs. 12:30 p.m.
2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743
THE CEDAR CHEST
A Sanibel Traditionfor over30 Tears
Tahitian Gardens 1993 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Telephone: 239.472.2876 Toll-free: 800.749.1987
www.CedarChestSanibel.com We buy & sell estate jewelry
12 ISLAND SUN -JUNE 11, 2010
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
BATYAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS:
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.
CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA:
11580 Chapin Lane
The Rev. Dr. Robert R. Hansel
Nov. 15 through April 18
Sunday 11 a.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST,
2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.;
Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading
room open, Monday, Wednesday and
Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (November
through March), Friday 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684.
SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH:
Sanibel Community Church:
1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684
Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor
Barb Nave, Associate Pastor
Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor
Sunday Worship Hours:
8 a.m. Traditional Service
9 a.m. Contemporary Service
with Kids' Church
10:45 a.m. Traditional Service
Childcare available at all services.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
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.
ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH:
3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763
Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk,
Communion Service: Monday and Tuesday,
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.
ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS
2304 Periwinkle Way between the
Bean and Baileys 472-2173
Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector
Saturday at 5 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 9 a.m.
1st Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m.
OF THE ISLANDS:
Meets on the first Sunday of each month
from December through April at the
Sanibel Congregational Church
2050 Periwinkle 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
ROBERT C. DIXON
Robert C. "Bob" Dixon passed
away on June 6, 2010 from
brain cancer at the age of 66
in Joanne's House, Hope Hospice in
Bonita Springs, Florida.
Bob was born in Grubville, Missouri
on September 6, 1943.
His wife Pat passed away of lung
cancer six months prior to his death. He
is survived by his mother Hulda Walters;
his three sons Jeff Dixon (wife Marie and
granddaughter Maggie), Dave Dixon (wife
Jane and grandchildren David and Erin),
Rich Dixon (grandchildren Jared, Ryan,
Sebastian, Nicholas and Nejla), his four
brothers and a sister Dan Walters, Steve
Walters, Tom Walters, Tracy Walters and
Bob's career started in the U.S.
Army out of high school with the Army
Communications division. In 1972 he
started his aviation career and after fly-
ing charter out of Miami he built Air
Cargo America then went on to fly for
Harry and Leona Helmsley. In 1983 he
started his commercial career with Florida
Express out of Orlando, Florida. He went
on to fly for the Seattle Sonics for eight
seasons. He joined the FAA after that as
an aviation safety inspector and was on
leave from there.
In lieu of flowers the family requests
donations to Joanne's House, 27200
Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL
Bob will be dearly missed by his family
and the many friends he and Pat made
across the country.#
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Yew-haw! Sanibel Community Church is having a Wild West Vacation Bible
School June 21 through 25. Mosey on over from 5 to 8 p.m. each night for
good grub, hoe-down hootenannies, singin' and learning All kids ages three
years through 5th grade are welcome. It all kicks off on Sunday, June 20 with the
Black Light Show at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, for the whole family. For more
information or to register, call the church at 472-2684 or go to the Web site www.
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ISLAND SUN- JUNE 11, 2010 13
Update On Clam Bayou
Oyster Reef Restoration
by SCCF Marine Lab Research Assistant Sabrina Lartz
and Director Loren Coen, PhD
N early 14 tons of fossil
oyster shell has been
deployed in Clam Bayou
to create oyster reef habitat
in an SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva
Marine Laboratory restoration -
project that also includes man-
grove planting. More volun-
teers are needed for continued
efforts on Saturday, June 12
and Thursday, June 17.
Earlier this year, volunteers at
Bowman's Beach helped shovel .
fossil shell into mesh bags. On
May 11 the Marine Lab staff
moved over 350 bags of shell
into Clam Bayou for build-
ing oyster reefs using a barge
(modified from an old Jensen's
Marina pontoon boat). On May .
19, a biology class from South
Fort Myers High School, led -
by Steve Wilke, helped move '. -
139 bags of shell, along with 4
63 oyster recruitment trays,
into Clam Bayou. Later, on
May 22nd another group from wr
AmeriCorps, partnering with "
Goodwill brought teens partici-
pating in a service learning *.
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CHILDREN EDUCATION CENTER
OF THE ISLAND
330 Casa Ybel Road,5anibelIsland
"Celebrating 36 Years
of Dedication to Education"
. FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN
LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE
AGES 2-5 YEARS OLD
, PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROVIDER
Contact; Jana Yates, Director
Se habla Espagol
Loading the bagged shell at Bowman's Beach to move it closer to Clam Bayou
Working in the water. The modified barge is in the background.
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14 ISLAND SUN -JUNE 11, 2010
S2010 Islands Night: All Shine, No Rain
by Sam Bailey
I'm slipping and lost my touch.
No rain at all, that's too much!
The crowd was pleased and glad.
We didn't have what we usually had.
We are grateful for all our loyal fans.
Who came in hundreds to fill the stands.
Friends and family who came in mass.
Your support, interest and your care unsurpass!
To cheer the team and meet new folk.
While you down your drink and pig-n-poke.
There were so many that help and care.
Making this occasion a country wide fair.
Without this enthusiasm, for this special game.
The evening could not and would not be the same.
As you answered our beck and call.
We appreciate being with U-all.
Sponsors, vendors, islanders and all.
Many, many thanks to you one and all.
With the grace of our Lord in Heaven.
We will see you again in Two Thousand Eleven.4
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Hop aboard the refuge trolley for a free family birding tour every Tuesday and Saturday
Read us online
rom June 15 through August 15,
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife
Refuge is offering free programs
designed especially for families, which
means kids absorb educational informa-
tion without even realizing it.
With support from the "Ding" Darling
Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge
(DDWS) and Tarpon Bay Explorers, the
refuge is offering three free education
programs this year, one in partnership
with the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum.
New this year is Family Birding Tram
Tours, every Wednesday and Saturday,
10 a.m. The first 28 people to arrive
score a free narrated birding tour along
Wildlife Drive. Learn how to identify and
count birds during the tour, then return
to the education center to enter sighting
data into the E-Bird Trail Tracker com-
Reading at the Refuge, every
Thursday at 11 a.m. Attendees to each
reading-and-crafts session will receive a
free nature journal (one to each child) in
which to record their impressions of their
refuge visit and future nature encounters.
Family Beach Walk, every Tuesday
at 9 a.m. In partnership with the Bailey-
Matthews Shell Museum, the program
convenes at Gulfside City Park for a one-
hour exploration of the refuge's gulf-front
For more information on the refuge
summer programs, call 472-1100.
To join DDWS and become a friend to
the refuge, stop in at the refuge education
center or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.
Snowy Plover Nesting Update
s of Friday, June 4 there
were five snowy plover
nests on Sanibel, with six
eggs and nine chicks. All the :.
nests are on Sanibel's east end.
SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva J
coordinates the monitoring
of snowy plover nesting on
Sanibel. Snowy plovers nest on ..
the beach. SCCF stakes protec- '
tive exclosures around snowy
plover nests. Please do not enter I -.
the staked exclosures and keep
dogs out as well. When snowy
plovers are not moving, they are
extremely well camouflaged. If a
snowy plover is flushed from its
nest, it takes very little time for Snowy plover with chick photo by Hugh McLaughlin
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 nesting season runs
through August, and they can nest two or three times in one season
You can learn more about snowy plovers on Sanibel at the program offered on
Friday at 10 a.m. at SCCF's Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. After a talk
about snowies, the group will carpool out to the beach to learn how to spot these
elusive shorebirds in their native habitat. For more information, visit http://sccf.org/
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16 ISLAND SUN JUNE 11, 2010
CROW Case Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
/On May 20
Sgot a call
i from her friend,
tf d Brandy, who had
.. found a baby
woodpecker on the
ground on Route
e- 41 in North Fort
Myers. The baby's
dead sibling lay
Judy, a volunteer and board member
at the Peace River Wildlife Center in
Punta Gorda, came to Brandy's place of
work and picked up the baby. She then
took the woodpecker to Miracle Mile
veterinary clinic, situated across from the
Edison Mall. From there, another volun-
teer transported him to CROW.
At CROW the staff saw that the
47-gram baby had suffered a major injury
from the apparent fall from the nest.
"He had hardly any feathers, just a
pink woodpecker baby," said Dr. Amber
McNamara. "He had a closed fracture of
his right tibiatarsus bone on his leg, and
a whole lot of bruising. I would guess he
was less than a week old."
Staff gave him two types of pain
medication plus the homeopathic remedy
Dr. Amber put a very small but sup-
portive wrap on his leg with paper tape.
The tiny bird did not put any weight on
the injured leg, but sat with it slightly
elevated and facing forward, in the cus-
tomary posture of baby woodpeckers. His
new home was a warm aquarium on a
counter toward the back of the clinic.
With his ultra speedy
metabolism, pain medica-
tions, and a proper diet,
the woodpecker's fracture
showed quite substantial
healing in only five days.
SDr. Amber removed the
wrap, which the woodpeck-
er appreciated, evaluated
the fracture, and added the
Chinese herb Jie Gu San to
Staff fed him a diet of
kitten chow, scrambled
eggs, fruit and meal worms
every hour from 7 a.m. to
On Day 14 staff trans-
ferred the woodpecker out-
doors to the Boyd Aviary,
which closely flanks the
hospital and is designed
with soft netting. They gave
him injectible calcium and
have since cut down his
feedings to four times per
He is all by himself in
a the cage as woodpeckers
are highly territorial and
don't like a lot of bird com-
Dr. Amber estimates he
will be ready for release in
the middle of June. "It's a
good story," she said. "He
came in here naked, with
no feathers and a broken leg, and now he
is on the verge of a return to the wild."
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for
Dr. McNamara feeding the woodpecker
native and migratory wildlife from the
Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital
accepts patients seven days a week
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations
to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957.
Call 472-3644 or visit:
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Oystercatchers on an existing reef in Clam Bayou.
Mangrove seedlings in the background, with a new reef in the foreground, mostly under
Lab Director Loren Coen flagging locations for reefs based on the water level. Behind him
are bags of shell stacked three or four high. The water was not clear enough when these
bags were placed to determine final location. Coen later returned and placed flags to
indicate final locations for the shell and these bags will be moved to those locations.
From page 13
mission, called Project Impact, to deploy another 215 bags to a small island in Clam
Our latest endeavor was June 5, when members of the public, using several per-
sonal kayaks and canoes, moved approximately 400 bags of shell. To date, we have
moved approximately 1,100 bags of shell (nearly 14 tons) and 98 oyster recruitment
trays. The oyster recruitment trays will be used to compare recruitment on the new
reefs relative to recruitment at other natural reef locations, including Tarpon Bay. So
far 51 volunteers have helped with the deployment.
You can learn more on the Web site: http://www.sccf.org/content/172/Oyster-
Restoration-on-Sanibel.aspx. If you would like to volunteer, call Sabrina Lartz at
395-4617 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteers must register in advance.#
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18 ISLAND SUN -JUNE 11, 2010
The Oil Disaster
- And The Act
That Might Have
by Barbara Joy
Committee of the
W hen is ao e
V .not safe?
When it has a big
hole in it.
In the case of the
Barbara Joy Cooley oil drilling permit,
tal safety net was supposed to be the
National Environmental Protection Act
(NEPA), and the big hole was made by a
troubled government agency called the
Minerals Management Service (MMS).
Without that hole, the act might have
prevented the oil disaster that is now rav-
aging the gulf and may even threaten our
own shores here on Sanibel.
For years, before I joined the board
of the Committee of the Islands, my job
was to conduct public information and
participation programs that were part of
the NEPA process as applied by the U.S.
Department of Energy. I worked for a
government contractor, Battelle Memorial
Institute, that was highly respected for its
knowledge of NEPA.
Just what is NEPA and how is it sup-
posed to work? According to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, NEPA
is a federal law dating from 1970 which
requires federal agencies to "use all prac-
ticable means to create and maintain
conditions under which man and nature
can exist in productive harmony." When
it is about to take an important action --
such as granting a permit or lease for oil
drilling -- a federal agency first determines
which level of analysis it is going to use to
determine environmental effects. There
are three sequential levels: a categorical
exclusion from NEPA, an environmental
assessment, and an environmental impact
A categorical exclusion is supposed
to apply only to undertakings that have
previously been determined to have no
significant environmental impact. If the
categorical exclusion does not apply, an
environmental assessment is done. If the
assessment finds that there would be no
significant impact, then an environmental
impact statement does not have to be
prepared; otherwise it does. The pro-
cesses for the environmental assessment
and environmental impact statement also
provide opportunities for public input
- including input from environmental
groups and local government officials.
MMS erred in granting exclusion
The MMS erred on the first level,
granting a categorical exclusion from
NEPA for the Deepwater Horizon drill-
ing plans. It is difficult to understand how
MMS could assume that a deepwater oil
drilling operation could produce "no sig-
nificant environmental impact." The
categorical exclusion was intended to
be used for minor projects with minimal
impact such as outhouses built along
hiking trails not deepwater oil drilling.
Nevertheless, the MMS grants hundreds
of categorical exclusions per year for proj-
ects in the Gulf of Mexico.
The governmental entity that keeps an
eye on federal agencies, attempting to be
sure that the NEPA process is properly
followed, is the Council on Environmental
Quality (CEQ). On February 18, 2010,
a memo from the CEQ director to the
heads of all federal departments and
agencies gave new guidance about when
and how categorical exclusions are to
be applied. Why? Because the CEQ was
very concerned about abuse and over-
use of the categorical exclusion. Here's
the CEQ's concern as expressed in the
"Though categorical exclusions have
been one method used since the 1970s
to satisfy federal agencies' NEPA obliga-
tions, the expansion of the number and
range of activities categorically excluded
combined with the extensive use of cat-
egorical exclusions has underscored the
need for guidance about the promulgation
and use of CEs (categorical exclusions).
An inappropriate reliance on categori-
cal exclusions may thwart the purposes
of NEPA, compromising the quality and
transparency of agency decision making
as well as the opportunity for meaningful
public participation and review."
So why would BP, or any oil company
for that matter, want the MMS to use the
categorical exclusion level in granting oil
drilling permits? Because it saves lots of
time and money. Doing an environmental
assessment, and especially an environ-
mental impact statement, is expensive,
and requires opportunities for public par-
ticipation and review. The record shows
that the MMS granted BP a categorical
exclusion from NEPA for Deepwater
Horizon on April 6, 2009. And then,
despite the February 18, 2010 memo
from the CEQ, BP lobbyists were trying
to expand the exclusion only a week and
a half before the explosion.
A culture of ethical failure
According to several reports and inves-
tigations, MMS is ethically challenged.
One report issued by Inspector General
Earl Devaney in 2008 described a "cul-
ture of ethical failure" in the MMS, a cul-
ture in which MMS employees accepted
gifts from oil company employees. The
MMS is rife with conflicts of interests
because it collects royalties from the com-
panies it is regulating. About $13 billion
in royalties are collected by the MMS
The MMS was an agency prone
to overuse and abuse the categorical
exclusion to thwart the intent of NEPA.
Fortunately, there are now plans to split
the MMS into two agencies one for col-
lecting royalties, and another for regulat-
If the MMS would have required an
environmental assessment or environ-
mental impact statement as part of the
Deepwater Horizon permitting, then it
is almost certain that BP would not have
been free to conduct its drilling in the
more profitable but less reliable manner.
The public could have reviewed BP's plan
continued on page 34
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CROW On The
Gulf Oil Spill
by Susan Petersen Tucker,
When the Deepwater Horizon
exploded on April 20, little
was known about the immedi-
ate effects it would have on wildlife.
One week later, the first oiled bird was
found off the coast of Louisiana. For the
next two weeks, there was still minimal
impact on the region's wildlife. But as
we are approaching mid-June, that is all
Federal officials are now reporting that
604 birds have been collected, just 82
alive. They also say that 253 sea turtles
have been found, with only 25 alive.
So far, 29 dolphins have been found,
all dead. The oil is beginning to reach
the shore, the marshes, and two major
pelican breeding grounds in Louisiana.
Experts are now predicting that thou-
sands to tens of thousands of our wildlife
neighbors could be directly harmed by
this environmental catastrophe.
From the time the oil spill began, all
wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts
have been coordinated through the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research. At
CROW, as a member of the local joint
response team, we have volunteered our
services and our facilities to them as part
of that coordinated effort and we are on
alert to assist as needed.
At CROW, we have also been heart-
ened and overwhelmed by the generosity
of those who have called to volunteer
their services to help with the rescue
and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife. The
USFWS and Tri-State are compiling lists
of potential paraprofessional responders
in our area in the event local efforts are
In order to be considered to par-
ticipate in these efforts, individuals must
possess (or work directly under someone
possessing) an active permit, license or
authorization related to the migratory
bird, sea turtle or other species being
handled. You must also possess a work-
ing knowledge and have at least three
months experience with the protocol,
procedures and hazards associated with
the species. Preference will then be given
to those with hazardous materials train-
ing, OSHA training, rabies shots and
extensive rescue experience. In Southwest
Florida, there are over 80 federal, state
and local agencies and organizations with
qualified responders on their staff. It is up
to USFWS and Tri-State to assess and
deploy the human resources if local res-
cue, rehabilitation or cleanup efforts are
In other words, it is highly unlikely
that any "volunteers" will be called upon
to directly participate in local efforts. It is
an inherently dangerous activity, the oil
is considered to be a highly toxic mate-
rial and for your own safety (and for the
safety of our wildlife) you should avoid
going to any oil-affected areas and han-
dling wildlife in distress.
But there is still a lot you can do to
help. The state of Florida has created its
own program for volunteers (www.volun-
teerflorida.org) to fill a variety of needs
(you must be at least 18 to register).
Governor Crist has also activated a toll-
free hotline (1-888-337-3569) to answer
questions about volunteer opportunities
and the state's response activities.
Over the past weeks, so many car-
ing and compassionate people have
also come to CROW to help us. Our
potential call to duty to help oiled wild-
life significantly threatens our existing
daily operations and having these new
volunteers to help us with basic patient
care, food preparation, feedings, tortoise
grazing, cage cleaning, laundry and even
helping to answer our telephone hotline
has made a tremendous difference for
CROW. We are open seven days a week,
365 days a year, treat over 200 species
and nearly 4,500 patients a year and are
always close to full capacity. We are still
looking for additional volunteers who are
seeking a memorable and meaningful
You can also help us by becoming a
member of CROW or by making a dona-
tion that will help us continue to save
wildlife through compassion, care and
education. If you would like to become
a CROW volunteer, a member or make
a donation, please call CROW at 472-
3644 ext. 6 or go to our Web site www.
For over 40 years, thanks to people
like you, CROW has worked tirelessly to
give wildlife a voice and to give people
hope for their future. Together, let's hope
and pray for the future of those who are
now seeing their world through oil-soaked
eyes and let's give them a voice in the
midst of this tragedy. Thank you for your
continued ;s..-1l--1,.: .
From page 9
project. This project was funded com-
pletely by the Tourist Development
Council of the Lee County Visitor &
Although the restroom is capable of
operating entirely on solar power, Sanibel
City Council has approved an agreement
with Lee County Electric Cooperative
(LCEC) to feed excess solar-generated
power back to the utility.
From page 9
-ing our budget for 2010-2011 next
week at our board meeting. If you know
of an organization which supports island
youth and is need of some assistance,
we may be able to help. Please contact
your local Kiwanian. Our mission is to
serve the children of the world starting on
Sanibel and Captiva.!
Our email address is
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The Great American Songbook
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20 ISLAND SUN JUNE 11, 2010
Make A Plan
And Try For That
W ith the
up this week and
blowing from the
southwest it really
felt like a convec-
tion oven outside.
Searing hot sum-
mer temperatures made for a consistent
early morning bite even though strong
winds limited the areas to fish.
All summer long the chances to catch
a grand slam are good. If you don't
already know, our grand slam consists of
a tarpon, snook, redfish and trout all in
one day's fishing. All the players are here
in good numbers right now. So if you
want to test your skills, although it can be
done almost all year long, your best shot
to pull it off is this next month or two.
Like any other day fishing I plan my
day based on the tide. Start your day as
usual by catching live bait before the sun
rises and also bring a few cut baits and a
live crab or two never hurt. After loading
up the live well I like to start off at first
light by sight fishing tarpon.
Plan to be mangrove fishing for reds
on the last few hours of the day's incom-
ing tide. Then head to the passes when
the water starts to go out for a snook and
a trout. The day's tides are going to be
the main factor in where you need to be
at what time.
Tarpon early this week were in big
numbers gulfside from Fort Myers Beach
to Knapp's Point. By the end of the
week conditions got just too rough off
the beaches and I had to switch it up and
fish them in the bay. Tarpon could be
found rolling from Redlight Shoal all the
way north to Cabbage Key in all the usual
places. Though not in the big numbers
like on the gulfside there are still plenty of
tarpon to get the first part of the slam.
If conditions are calm, sight fish the
tarpon with live pinfish, threadfins or
small blue crabs. Even with the southwest
wind areas on the backside of the barrier
islands, it's still calm enough at first light
and for a few hours after
for sightfishing. Throwing
a bait to rolling tarpon is
without a doubt the most
heart-stopping way to
catch these silver kings. If
conditions are too rough
for this, set up on the
anchor in well known
haunts soaking cut baits
and casting live baits too.
After getting your tarpon
by mid morning it's time
to switch it up. Even if
you don't pull off the tar-
pon first thing, stay with
the plan fishing the tides
and come back for a tar-
Higher mid morning
tides this week are perfect
for redfish and snook
under the mangroves.
Add the prevailing south-
west winds and we will
have some higher than
normal tides. Fishing
around the mouth of the
river and outer mangrove
islands closer to the pass-
es has been good action
on both species during
this high incoming water.
Freelined pinfish and
white bait have been the
best bait choices to get
this part done.
continued on page 21
Catch the redfish part of your slam under the mangroves on
the high tide
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T he Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us
details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species
and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at
the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to
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Captive Island's 'Tween Waters Inn
Island Resort announces interna-
tional media access to its live beach
cam feed for Internet use. Any credible
media source will be granted access to
the camera feed code, per request, to
monitor Southwest Florida beach condi-
tions while the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of
Mexico continues to potentially threaten
The beach cam is situated at 'Tween
Waters Inn on Captiva Island, a barrier
island three miles from the mainland
and the city of Fort Myers. Updated by
the minute, the Web camera faces west
toward the Gulf of Mexico, is live year-
round and found at www.tween-waters.
com/webcam.php but is only just now
being offered to outside media for use of
the code for Internet use. On the current
Web site, the beach cam continues to
be a top-viewed page for Web site visi-
tors and also receives more than 10,000
organic searches per month.
"The use of the 'Tween Waters Inn
beach cam on additional media sources
helps keep people informed," said
General Manager Jeff Shuff. "The beach
cam is not only a great resource, but a
great way to reassure travelers that it is
safe to visit our beaches or book a vaca-
tion. We do not anticipate the need to
use the beach cam as a source to spot oil,
but a place to spot continued great condi-
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For those interested in both visual
and written updates on conditions in the
Gulf of Mexico, 'Tween Waters Inn has
launched a revolutionary Facebook Beach
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feed as well as written updates. The
Facebook Page can be found at www.
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Guests are welcome at the monthly
meeting of the Bonsai Society of
Southwest Florida on Saturday,
June 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Guest
Jim Van Landingham of Vero Beach will
demonstrate a slanting tree.
Fishing Cabbage Key
The meeting will be held at the
Support Personnel Association of Lee
County (SPALC) Building at 6281 Metro
Plantation Road in Fort Myers. There is
no charge for attending the meeting and
reservations are not required.
Following a lunch break, Van
Landingham will present a workshop for
members, who may bring a tree of their
own or purchase one at the meeting.
Members interested in participating in the
workshop are encouraged to register with
either Phil Kreig at 489-3238, or Jim
Bremer at 482-7543.
Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing
trees in pots. It had its origins in China
and Japan. Information about bonsai and
the association will be available at the
meeting. Additional information about
bonsai, the association, or the meeting
may be obtained by contacting Becky
Bodnar at 463-4102 or email beckybod-
From page 20
Grand Slam Plan
If redfish action is slow try a cut bait or
cutting a pinfish or big white bait in two
and just let it sit under the trees. When
redfish fishing I only give a spot 10 min-
utes max without a bite then move. If the
reds are there and feeding, it's generally
Once the tide starts to fall out, if you
still have not gotten your snook, head
to the passes. Drift with live pinfish and
grunts around the edges of the passes
on the outgoing tide. The passes and the
beaches are also holding good numbers
of trout. Dock fishing for snook on the
ISLAND SUN- JUNE 11, 2010 21
outgoing tide is also a good bet. When
catching snook in such hot water, care-
fully revive and release them as season is
closed and the fish are just starting their
spawn. If conditions are calm, working
the beaches is also a good choice to
catch snook and trout. These trout and
snook will be in the passes and on the
beaches all summer long.
Catching a slam is not an easy thing
to pull off but when everything comes
together and falls into place it's a feeling
of accomplishment. Just spending a great
day out on the water for most of us is
enough but challenging your angling skills
can only make you a better fisherman,
slam or no slam.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters
for more than 25 years. Send emails to
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groups five through eight, and
nine through 12 to participate in
a School's Almost Out coloring .
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labeled with the child's name and dropped off at the Museum Store. All entries must
be received by June 25.
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An Intriguing Show
At Theatre Conspiracy
by Di Saggau
hip new play, boom, by Peter Nachtrieb, is an end-
of-the-world comedy that centers around an awkward
marine biologist Jules (Christopher Brent) and Jo
(Virginia Grace), a girl who answered his ad on Craigslist.
Based upon the behavior of the fish he studies, Jules is certain
a very large comet is going to strike earth. He plans to repopu-
late the planet with the help of Jo. Problem is, these two are
about as compatible as oil and water.
Jules isn't exactly sure when the impending disaster is going
* to happen. He breaks it down to seven minutes, more or less.
Once it happens the couple is trapped in his underground lab
with a strange collection of supplies, including disposable diapers, and lots of Doritos.
A third character, Barbara (Tera Nicole Miller), keeps banging on a drum and raising
and lowering levers that have some strange power over what's happening to Jules and
Jo. At first her role is confusing, but it eventually plays out.
Virginia Grace and Christopher Brent in boom
The contemporary, witty dialogue, which includes lots of "f" words, is delivered
with great energy by the actors. When Jo questions how they can pass the time, Jules
replies, "We could do a lot, we could actually finish a Thomas Pynchon novel." The
play keeps you guessing until the end and beyond. I'm still thinking about it. That's
what I love about an offbeat, cutting edge comedy. It doesn't answer all your questions,
so it keeps running through your mind, and in my opinion that's a good thing. The
actors do a stellar job and it's up to the audience to just relax and go with the flow.
The play runs through June 12 at Theatre Conspiracy, at Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday
through Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, June 12. The play runs 90 minutes
with no intermission. For tickets call 936-3239. And yes, the playwright intended the
title to be in all lower case type.
Island businesswoman Sharon Michie
is calling for donations to put on
a Fourth of July fireworks display.
She has secured a vendor to put on
the show but she needs donations to
cover the cost. Any amount is appre-
ciated. Best viewing will be from the
causeway. Call 472-6385 or email
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Aone time performance of A Night
of Song: Bernstein to Queen
will be sung by Dana Alvarez
and Terry Alfaro at the Cultural Park
Theatre on Sunday evening, June 20.
Alvarez and Alfaro, two award winning
vocalists and'graduates of the Young
Artists Awards program, will perform
at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature
Broadway show tunes and contempo-
rary selections. Both singers are known
for their varied range and repertoire. It
will be a performance of solos and duets
not to be missed.
Alfaro recently graduated from the
UCF with a BFA in musical theater.
Professional credits include: Stitch's
Supersonic Celebration and The Three
Kings at Walt Disney World, and Pecos
Bill and the Ghost Stampede at Florida
Repertory Theatre. Other credits include
Rent (Angel), Smokey Joe's Cafe
(Victor), Lucky Stiff (Vinnie), You're a
Good Man Charlie Brown (Schroeder),
The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff u/s),
The Marriage of Figaro (Cherubino),
Tartuffe (Damis), and As You Like It
Alvarez is a member of the Young
Artists Awards Board of Directors and a
teacher at Oasis Elementary, where she
recently directed Seussical, Jr. She was
a Young Artist Awards finalist five years
in a row, and a category winner twice for
Classical Voice. In 2004, she represented
the region in the National Shakespeare
Competition at Lincoln Center. Favorite
past shows include Steel Magnolias
(Annelle), Jekyll and Hyde (Emma),
Music Man (Marian), You're a Good
Man Charlie Brown (Sally), and Seven
Brides for Seven Brothers (Millie).
Proceeds from this benefit concert will
fund local student scholarships in the per-
forming arts. The Young Artists Awards
program is a not for profit performing
arts education, audition, performance,
and scholarship program for area stu-
dents. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8
Call 574-9321 or visit the Cultural
Park Theatre box office in person at
582 Cultural Park Boulevard to purchase
More information about the Young
Artists Awards program can be found at
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Lee Teachers Learn Project
Wild Program At 'Ding' Darling
Some of the teachers stop along the side of Wildlife Drive to view some of the resident
On Saturday, June 5 over 30 science teachers from Lee County elementary,
middle, and high schools spent the day at the JN "Ding" Darling National
Wildlife Refuge becoming certified to teach Project Wild and Project Wild
Aquatic in their classrooms.
Project Wild is a nationwide program designed to educate K-12 students about wild-
life conservation and to help these young people develop as responsible citizens of the
The seven-hour hands-on training was led by instructors Pam Burt and Rick Tully
from Lee County Schools, Kristie Anders from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation (SCCF), and Toni Westland from "Ding" Darling.
Pam Burt leads the group of teachers on Wildlife Drive during the Project Wild program
In addition, Tarpon Bay Explorers donated a refuge tram tour led by naturalist Don
Parsons who taught the group about mangrove ecology and the birds in the refuge
ecosystem. Parsons explained that the ecosystem is like a jigsaw puzzle that needs all
of its pieces in order to be complete.
The group had lots of fun and each teacher received two curriculum books to help
them bring the new activities and conservation education into their classrooms.
Visit the following Web sites to learn more about the organizations involved in
preparing the teachers for the Project Wild programs: www.sccf.org, www.fws.gov/
dingdarling/; or www.tarponbayexplorers.com.M
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Estates President Wins National Poetic V(
Garden Clubs Award Of Excellence
C hris Pendleton, president and chief executive
officer of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates
has been honored with a national Award of .
Excellence from National Garden Clubs Inc., the larg-\ ..
est volunteer organization of its type in the world. .
Pendleton is recognized for her leadership in the resto-
ratinon and the implementation of new horticulture pro-
grams in the gardens on the site of the winter homes of f
American inventor Thomas A. Edison and automobile
industrialist Henry Ford at the estates in Fort Myers.
Pendleton, whose vision for the estates included the
restoration of its gardens and historic buildings, was selected by Don Br
integral to securing funding from local, state and federal
agencies, foundations and private donors for preservation Spring Garden
of the site, as well as in the development of new visitor by Lorraine A. Vc
amenities, classrooms and public gardens. The Edison Chris Pendelton
& Ford Winter Estates is one of the 10th most visited I slip into e slen
historic home sites in America attracting more than 200,000 visitors annually from all of spring, past vin
over the world, wrapped on cut d
Pendleton's career includes managing museums, gardens, science and natural his- bark peeling with
tory centers in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida.
Pendleton's nomination was sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Fragile crowns of
Inc. The award was presented at the National Garden Clubs annual convention May with the sweep of
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National Garden Clubs Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that offers service proj- silk-scented wister
ects such as Garden Therapy, Habitat for Humanity Landscaping, Golden Days, Plant leguminous innoc
It Pink, Blue Star Memorials, school gardening initiatives for children, flower shows,
and a host of civic beautification and improvement efforts. Founded in 1929 and head- I climb stone step
quartered in St. Louis, NGC (www.gardenclub.org) has 200,000 members connected down a cracked w
through a vast network of 6,300 local clubs, 50 state clubs and a national Capitol area blossoms of dogw
club, as well as a sizable group of international affiliates.
The estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information call I spy pink tufts of
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poems with a
short biography to
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[es of honeysuckle
age and cold.
Swind; I inhale
s stained moss
;all near snow
waterfall where glassine sheets spin
from the ledge, separate in streams,
divide in drops, alone like the
sculpted woman near the edge,
breasts round, bronzed
in the sun's full bloom.
She stands rooted,
sweet alyssum at her feet,
strong enough to hold new life,
to heal a wintered heart.
Lorraine A. Vail received the 2009
Literary Artist of the Year Award from
the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers
and was a Pushcart Prize nominee.
She is the recipient of two Geraldine
R. Dodge Foundation Grants in
poetry and in December 2009, one
of her poems was selected for the
International Museum of Women's
Web site. Gulf Coast Writers and
FGCU Sanibel Writers Conference have
awarded her first place in their poetry
contests. Her poems are published in
numerous journals. Vail is the creator
of the collaborative ArtPoems proj-
ect (2007-2010). She is the author of
Between Land and Sea, Near Water and
Paradise Found. Her latest book is Fire
in the Grass which may be found in
local bookstores and online. She calls
Sanibel Island home.e
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Summer Reading Programs
T he Sanibel Public Library is get
ting ready for the Summer Reading
Program. The program runs from
Saturday, June 19 through Friday, August
13. This year's themes are Make a Splash!
READ for children pre-k through 5th grade
and Make Waves at Your Library for those
in 6th grade and older.
On Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to
12 noon there will be the annual kick-off
party. Kids of all ages will be able to sign-up
for the Summer Reading Program as well
as play games, collect prizes, make a craft,
and have some popcorn! Every child, 'tween
and teen, who signs up will get a special gift
provided by the Joan Hunt Corey Children's
Fund and the Sanibel Public Library
Foundation, Inc. at
Children in pre-K through 5th grade
will receive a booklet which gives them a
chart to keep track of the time they've read
and information on the Summer Reading
Marathon. Every week the kids bring their
reading charts to the library. If they have
read 20 minutes a day for five days they
can get library bucks. Those bucks will be
redeemable on Friday, August 13 from 1 to
5 p.m. at the library store. And if they meet
the Summer Reading Marathon requirement they will get a certificate and a prize.
The tweens and teens will also receive a booklet.
This gives them a chart to keep track of their reading and a list of the programs just
for them. For every three hours they read they can enter weekly drawings for a grand
"I know they have a lot of reading to do during the school year," says Miss Barb
(Dunkle). "My hope is that during the summer they will continue to read just for the
fun and enjoyment of it. Becoming a lifelong reader helps us all in everything we do.
Plus it is a great way to relax and 'take a trip to another place or dimension!'"
Starting on Tuesday, June 22 there will be weekly programs for both the children
and the tweens and teens. At 3 p.m. there will be hour-long programs featuring Magic
by John, Page Turner Adventures, John Storms' World of Reptiles, and Toni Westland
from "Ding" Darling Wildlife Reserve, to name a few. These programs are designed
for all ages. They are free and everyone is welcome.
On Tuesday evenings, starting on June 22 at 6 p.m. the library will be open for an
hour for the Teen VIP After-Hours programs. During this time the tweens and teens
can come to the library to play DDR, Guitar Hero and other Wii games and board
games, use the TeenSpace Tech Lab, make some awesome crafts and, of course, have
snacks. It's a time for them to hang out at the library with their friends and have some
fun. And, of course, they can check out the great Young Adult collection. For more
information call 472-2483.4
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Matlacha Artist Making
A Statement About BP Oil Spill
Oil spill art installation
Artist Leoma Lovegrove of Matlacha has been creating quite a statement about
the oil spill in the gulf. Her art installation is located at her national headquar-
ters, Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens, 4637 Pine Island Road in Matlacha. She
was inspired to create the public art installation after trying to donate $100,000 of
her original wildlife art to CROW. The animal rescue organization could not accept
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tion to help save animals from the BP oil spill. They said the government is leaving
it up to BP to do all the saving of the animals. Outraged, Lovegrove got out the
black paint to make her statement about the oil disaster. The art installation was
completed on June 5.
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Meet The Artists On Captiva
T wo Islands Gallery
Square at the
South Sea Island Resort '
will hold its first Meet
the Artists event on k b,
Friday, June 18 from
10:30 a.m. to 5:30
Two jewelry artisans,
Bunny Gordon and -i t-
Sandy Jones, will have
complete collections, "' A '
and will also be demon- .
strating how they create '
their art on the second
floor deck by the gallery.
The idea came about
when the two met, and
were comparing their
work. Gordon's colorful
work is very organic and
free form, with huge
energy and presence.
Jones' work is more Peridot and apatite cascade by Sandy Jones
structured and smaller
in scale, but also with huge energy and movement. Gordon commented that her hus-
band would prefer Jones' style, and Jones commented that her husband would prefer
Gordon's hence the idea for a joint event was born.
"We thought it would be interesting for people to see how two different artists use
similar materials, yet with the differences in their style and their eye, end up with work
that is so very different," said Jones and Gordon.
Both women are also new to being "professional" artists. "In fact, it gives me quite
a thrill when someone refers to me as an artist. Bunny and I have both been making
jewelry for awhile, but have only started showing in galleries. We both love being at
Two Islands Gallery it's such a supportive group of artists, and really, the art is fan-
tastic. I'm very proud to be part of the gallery, just looking around at the amazing work
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ning of season. The Decorating Den designers have many years of experience working
"long distance" with home owners who are in cooler climes during summer. Fabrics by
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If you're looking for some great bargains on classy and comfy clothing, Why Knot
and Why Knot Relax at The Village Shops are having a customer appreciation sale.
Starting Thursday, June 10 there will be 50 percent off merchandise throughout the
entire store. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping or jazz up your wardrobe. Shop
early for the best selection in cashmere, great cotton sweaters, Cambio jeans and
microfiber pants, pajamas, even the company's private label Why Knot Relax. This is a
sale not to be missed, but at these discounted prices, all sales are final.
While you're at The Village, check out these other summer specials:
Tribeca Salon is offering a complimentary deep conditioning treatment with each
hair service. This family run salon, for men and women, is known as the hair color
experts. Consultations are always complimentary. Phone 395-3800 for an appoint-
Watson MacRae Gallery is having a Celebrate Summer Sale.
Don't miss the 30 to 40 percent off savings on a large selection of hand-made jew-
elry, pottery and glass.
ISLAND SUN- JUNE 11, 2010 31
Once a year the gallery offers beautiful artisan crafts at significant savings. If you've
been eyeing a particular piece all season, hurry in and bring it home. The sale starts
Thursday, June 10 and continues for two weeks. Phone 472-3386
Our apologies to one of our favorite stores, Nanny's Children's Shoppe, Last
week, we gave you the wrong address and phone number for this popular children's
clothing store. Nanny's, owned by Jan Gabrielson, is located in Sanibel Square, adja-
cent to The Bean, 2250 Periwinkle Way. Phone 395-1730. Stop in and check out
this cute cottage store filled with unique clothing lines for boys and girls, infant to size
14. There's a summer sale in progress. All clothing items are 20 percent off, swimsuits
are 30 percent off and many other items are 50 percent off.
LIVE ON THE ISLANDS
The Captiva Band will be playing at the at 'Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Friday
and Saturday. Music starts at 9 p.m. Crab races are scheduled for Tuesdays and
Thursday. Phone 472-5161.
The Island Cow has live entertainment 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.
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 337-5299.
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,
Danny Morgan plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Traders Store & Cafe,
The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight, phone 472-
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 entertain-
ment on Friday and Saturday nights featuring jazz and relaxing dining entertainment,
Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule
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From page 1
Reliving The '80s At The Schoolhouse
Lexie Dorsett, Gina Gloria, Kevin Todd Murphy, Geoffrey Nelson and Samantha
Rotella have all the right moves and their voices are totally in tune as they zip through
the songs of days gone by. The cast gets up front and personal with the audience and
there's a lot of personality in the show which makes for a warm and fuzzy fun-filled
The show is directed by Victor Legarreta, with musical direction by Justin P.
Cowan. I encourage you to take in 80s to the Max.
You'll no doubt be stomping your feet and clapping your hands like the rest of us.
The show runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until June 24. Then
it runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 12. Showtime is 7 p.m.
ISLAND SUN- JUNE 11, 2010 33
Debuting June 26 is another time-warped musical revue, The 70s Show.
It will run on Wednesday and Saturday nights through August 14. I'll be reviewing
that show later this month and will give you details at that time. Tickets are $25 for
adults and $10 for students. Call the box office today at 472-6862. The Herb Strauss
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Chapter Two Of Congress
Baseball Travels Set To Begin
by Ed Frank
Ready or not, West Coast here we come...
With these words, Sanibel's Doug Congress and son, Josh, depart Monday
on the second chapter of their quest to visit every Major League baseball park in
Last year's journey of 8,100 miles took them to 20 stadiums, from Kansas City
to New York and Minneapolis to Miami where they saw 26 games while also visiting
museums, friends and family.
Monday, Doug and Josh crank up their 2003 Toyota Sequoia with 125,000 miles
on it and head for Denver, the first stop in their travels to 10 western ballparks where
they will see 20 games during the next six weeks.
The itinerary, in addition to Denver, includes Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego,
San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, Arlington and Dallas, adding approximately 8,000
miles more to their well-traveled Toyota.
In addition, they will take in at least two Triple A Minor League games plus several
national parks and other famous sites.
"Of course, we also plan to devour classic cuisine at some of the greatest diners and
dives our country has to offer," Doug said.
As was the case last year, The Island Sun and The River Weekly will publish week-
ly reports on their travels and experiences.#
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There's More Than Basketball
In The Life Of Dick Vitale
by Ed Frank
It's a hot Sunday morning outside the Broken Egg Restaurant
in Sarasota and the voice of college basketball is seated
behind a table holding books, basketballs and other memo-
In his famous loquacious manner, Dick Vitale, as he greets
patrons, is quick to point out that "I don't make a dime," from
the sale of this merchandise. Rather, every cent goes to the V
Foundation for Cancer Research.
The V Foundation, of course, is named for Vitale's close
friend and hero, the late basketball coach Jim Valvano who died
of cancer in 1993 at the age of 47.
Against improbable odds, Valvano coached his 1983 North
Carolina State University to the national championship.
There's another side to 70-year-old Vitale warm, friendly and committed to the
cause of cancer research that one might not gather from his television antics.
Most weekends in the basketball off-season you'll find Vitale outside the Broken Egg
with his Dickie V basketballs, coffee cups, shirts and his latest book on the 50 best col-
lege basketball players in the last 30 years.
But these weekend sales are just a pittance of what he raises annually through the
Dick Vitale Gala held each May in Sarasota.
"We've never raised less than $1 million in each of the five galas," he said, adding
that the latest gala last month brought in $1.2 million. Those funds will support pedi-
atric cancer research at Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and the All Children's
Hospital in St. Petersburg.
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"I'm excited to bring in celebrities, to
open the doors of corporate executives
in this battle against cancer. It affects the
young and the old, the rich and poor," he
This year's gala honored Tony
Dungy, former coach of the Super Bowl
Champion Indianapolis Colts, and Tom
Izzo, the highly successful Michigan State
coach. In addition, the celebrity guests
numbered 50 of the most famous names in i
sports and entertainment. 1
And he's already planning the sixth
Dick Vitale Gala to be held May 20, 2011,
where Roy Williams of North Carolina and
John Calpari of Kentucky, two coaching
greats, will be the honorees.
While Vitale is not shy when it comes
to explaining his commitment to the V
Foundation, here's what ESPN broadcaster
Dan Shulman says:
"If there is anyone in America work-
ing harder to raise money for a cause, I
haven't met him. But Dick has donated Dick Vitale
more than just money. He has given his
heart and soul to the V Foundation and in
doing so, has prompted many others to do the same. Jim Valvano's famous words,
'Don't give up, don't ever give up,' apply to Dick as well."
Sure, there maybe some who tire of Vitale's diaper dandy, awesome baby basket-
ball expletives, but just remember that famous vocabulary comes from a man that is
dedicated to the cause of finding a cure for the dreaded disease of cancer.
Four Miracle Players Named to All-Star Squad
Four members of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team were named to the Florida
State League South Division All-Star Team pitchers Billy Bullock, Kyle Gibson and
Bobby Lanigan and infielder Yangervis Solarte.
The League's All-Star Game will be played tomorrow, Saturday, at the Space Coast
Stadium, home of the Brevard County Manatees.
Bullock, a second round draft selection of the Minnesota Twins in 2009, leads the
Miracle with eight saves.
Lanigan, selected as a starting pitcher for the South squad, is currently on the dis-
abled list. His season record is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA.
Gibson and Solarte will not participate in the game as they have been promoted to
Double-A New Britain. Gibson compiled a 4-1 record with a sparkling 1.87 prior to
his promotion and Solarte was hitting .330 in 24 games.
Following the All-Star break, the Miracle return home to Hammond Stadium to
face the Palm Beach Cardinals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:05 p.m. They
entered the All-Star break with a 24-32 season record and a fifth place standing in the
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more protection of the environment.
But the public including environ-
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Right now, the CEQ is reviewing the
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Director, NEPA Oversight, Council on
Environmental Quality, 722 Jackson
Place NW, Washington, DC 20503.
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Golf Club Recognized For
T he Sanctuary Golf
Club golf course
has retained its des-
ignation as a Certified
Audubon Cooperative .
Sanctuary through the
Sanctuary Program for
Golf Courses, an Audubon" l
Kyle Sweet, golf course
superintendent, led the
effort to maintain sanctu-
ary status on the course.
The Sanctuary Golf
Club was designated
as a Certified Audubon
Cooperative Sanctuary in
2003 and is one of 99
courses in Florida and 761
in the world to receive the '
Program for Golf Courses,
endorsed by the United "
States Golf Association,
provides information and
guidance to help golf cours-
es preserve and enhance
wildlife habitat, and protect
natural resources. Golf
courses from the United
States, Africa, Australia,
Canada, Central America, sanctuary Club member Susan Cassell and Sanctuary Golf
Europe, Mexico, and Course Superintendent Kyle Sweet with new certification
Southeast and wildlife print from Audubon International
continued on page 36
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then that an A.L. team's starting infield made the All-Star Game.
2. Who is the only player in major-league history to have three consecutive seasons
of at least 200 hits and 35 home runs?
3. Joe Gibbs is one of four coaches to have won at least three Super Bowls, but he
did it with three different quarterbacks. Name two of them.
4. Who is the NCAA men's basketball leader in career 3-point field goal percent-
5. How many teams did goaltender Curtis Joseph play for during his 19-year NHL
6. In the past 20 years of the Boston Marathon (1991-2010), how many times has a
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Asia have achieved certification in the
"The Sanctuary Golf Club has shown
a strong commitment to its environ-
mental program. They are to be com-
mended for their efforts to provide a
sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course
property," said Jim Sluiter, staff ecologist
for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
"To reach certification, a course must
demonstrate that they are maintaining
a high degree of environmental quality
in a number of areas," explained Sluiter.
These categories include: environmental
planning, wildlife and habitat manage-
ment, outreach and education, chemical
use reduction and safety, water conser-
vation, and water quality management.
Courses go through a recertification pro-
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Think you have what it takes to
win the Super Bowl? Challenge
your friends at X-Box 360 with
Madden 2010 Football on a 10-foot by
7-foot big screen on Saturday, June 26
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see who the
champion really is. The competition is
for ages six to 18 and will be held aat
the Tony Rotino Center in Cape Coral.
Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Trophies will be awarded to the Super
Bowl champion and runner-up. Space is
limited. Cost is $10 and all major credit
cards are accepted. Call 574-0807 for
The Tony Rotino Center is at 5817
Kids All American
Cape Coral Yacht Club will have
an All American Fishing Derby
for children on Saturday, June 12
from 8 to 11 a.m. on the pier.
The derby includes angler education,
two hours of fishing, awards and lunch.
Each participant will receive a goodie
Children must bring their own fish-
ing rod and tackle. Bait will be provided.
Lunch is included with the children's price
of $8. Parents can purchase lunch for
$2.50. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Pre-registration is required. Call Cape
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Our E-Mail address is
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Tournament vs. Recreational Golf,
Two Completely Different Games
by Matt Oakley, PGA Golf Professional
SA s a PGA pro-
fessional I get
S a chance to
play recreational golf
with my members,
Friends and co-work-
ers. Occasionally, I
also get to play com-
golf. I believe they
are two completely
Here are a few
examples of how to play each:
1. Recreational Golf
Nothing better than a Saturday morn-
ing game with your buddies. Maybe a few
bucks on the line, mostly bragging rights.
This is a place where I relax, play shots
and don't worry too much about the con-
If I am working on swing changes I
will try them in this situation. Not much
pressure and I can see where my new
swing thought is and how it's doing.
If I just got a new club I will play it
here, see what it's got.
During the round, if things aren't
going well I may tinker with a new swing
technique to see if I can find something
that works during the round.
2. Tournament Golf
The week before the event I come to
a conclusion on what swing I am bringing
with me and stick to it. I will not be tinker-
ing with my swing during the event. This
is a leap of faith, I am going to play what I
bring that day.
I hit very few full shots the week
before and focus on 100 yards and in dur-
ing practice. Lots of chipping, pitching and
On the first tee I forget about golf
swing and focus on only the target. I try
not to have any swing thoughts at all dur-
ing the tournament round.
If, after a few holes the driver has
been poor, I will tee off with a 3-wood or
less to get the ball in play.
Before every shot during the round I
factor in the hazards and the worst place
the ball could end up and play aggressively
towards a safe place. If in a bunker or a
difficult shot over a hazard I may lay up or
play away from the pin to make sure I stay
in play. Nothing ruins a tournament round
quicker than a big number, especially early
in the round.
After each shot I forget it and focus
on the next one. I do not let the last shot
influence the next one. For example, if
7-iron went left last time doesn't mean this
Try these tips during your next recre-
ational rounds and tournament rounds and
I promise you will score better.0
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Jewish Federation's SAT Prep Class
Lets You Learn More And Spend Less Standardized
The Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties is offering a special prep
class series to help get local students ready for upcoming SAT tests.
The SAT test, a critical measure of scholarship, is the benchmark used by
most colleges and universities for admission decisions. As such, they are crucial to a
student's success in higher education and a long-term focus of learning for high-
Small class sizes and affordable tuition make the federation's classes stand out.
According to Naomi Rubin, the federation's programming director, "Our course
offers 35 hours of class time, small classes, professional teachers and individualized
attention. We are a nonprofit organization, not a business. We provide the SAT classes
in a professional manner, affordable to the whole community. Your child will enjoy the
course as well as benefit from it."
The classes are led by local residents Professor Joan Lewin and Connie Kelley, two
professional educators with years of experience in SAT preparation.
Class fee is $355 and includes all course materials. A minimum of six students is
necessary for this class to be held, and a maximum of 12 students will be accepted.
The 14-session classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays starting August 23
for the November 6 SAT test. Classes will be held on August 23, 25, 30, September
1, 13, 15, 20, 27, October 4, 6, 13, 20, 27, and November 3.
Math classes are held Mondays, and classes for the verbal section are held
Wednesday. Sessions, which begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 9 p.m.,
are held at the federation office at 9701 Commerce Center Court, Fort Myers (off
Bass Road and Summerlin Road opposite Lexington County Club).
Openings are filling up fast. Classes are open to all local students on a first come,
first served basis. Applications are available by calling 481-4449 or online at www.
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National dialog was started last
week in Georgia concerning the
need to standardize curriculum
across the board for all 50 states. While
this discussion is a long time in coming,
Lee County Public Schools has been
ahead of the curve, having had a stan-
dardized curriculum grades pre-k though
12 in place for the past few years.
"I applaud our national education lead-
ers for starting the discussion, but Lee
County has already successfully started
down the standardization road," said
Dr. James Browder, superintendent of
schools. "We realized long ago the value
of having the same books, lessons and
materials for each grade level in each
school it's just better for children."
A few years ago, Lee County Public
Schools began implementing standard-
ized textbooks, lessons and materials for
each grade level. Based on a mobility rate
of around 40 percent, it was imperative
that district schools provide similar lessons
at similar times during the year, and use
the same books and materials. If a child
leaves one school and moves across the
county, their new school should be teach-
ing the same things at the same times
using the same books. That just makes
sense, and helps a student transition from
one learning environment to another.
"It's no coincidence that of the nine
largest districts in Florida, Lee County
does not have any schools performing at
the bottom five percent," Browder said.
"That's based on many factors, includ-
ing excellent teachers and providing
consistency in lessons and materials for
Now that the discussion is being held
on a national level, it could mean that in
the not-too-distant future a 3rd-grader
who moves from Michigan to Florida will
use the same books and materials in their
new school as they did in their former
school. It would also allow states, for the
first time, to be on a "level playing field"
when it comes to comparing student aca-
Browder said his door is open to any-
one from across the United States who
wants to see how this concept is already
"If educators from various parts of the
country want to see how a standardized
curriculum benefits children, they need
look no further than Lee County Public
Schools," he said. "I'd invite anyone to
see what we're doing because it is prov-
ing a very successful part of what we pro-
vide the students of Lee County."O
he Southwest Florida Community
Foundation has awarded $5,000
to the Florida High School
Diploma scholarship fund, established
through Lee County Adult Education.
Lee County adult learners who are
preparing to take their Florida High
School Diploma exam can apply for the
scholarship through Lee County Adult
Education. Interested adult education
students should call Susan Chastain at
This is the first time Lee County Adult
Education has been able to offer this
opportunity to adult students, thanks
to the generosity of Southwest Florida
Community Foundation. The selection
committee will review all applications,
considering academic merit and contribu-
tion to the program as criteria for selec-
The Southwest Florida Community
Foundation provides grants and scholar-
ships to non-profit agencies throughout
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The treatment you expect.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths plus Loft
Deeded Beach Access
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UNIT 103 $899,000 GULF FRONT UNIT 181 $725,000
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Located on 3 Intersecting Canals State Of The Art Kitchen
Gorgeous, Updated Interior Built to Highest Standards
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he Southwest Florida Attractions
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you, your guests, your residents and your
This free trade show is the place for
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attractions or discover ones that you
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gathering information on area attractions
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facturers of NeverFade paint, has
designated Ron Rooker of Ron's
Painting in Fort Myers, as a Pro-X
certified contractor. Rooker and his
company are now approved to apply
NeverFade exterior paint throughout the
Fort Myers-Sanibel Island area.
Formulated with Kynar Aquatec poly-
vinylidene fluoride (PVDF), NeverFade
exterior paint is warranted against fading
for 15 years and resists algae, fungus,
stains and abrasions. The water-based
paint is eco-friendly and has low VOCs,
making it ideal for homes throughout
Florida. The paint can withstand harsh
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"Ron Rooker has an outstanding his-
tory as a professional painter and we're
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Erin Brown, marketing director for APV
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to have Ron as our company's highly-
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NeverFade paint in the Fort Myers area."
"I was so impressed with this paint
that I immediately signed up to become
a Pro-X certified contractor in our area,"
said Rooker. "With the extreme weather
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on the local beaches
Copacetic Estate as. the name
indicates, is C.apt, a life at its.
finest 4 Ebedroom F. E.ath
Pain House th pool is both
spaciousLI and elegant 'yet the L
mood is tranquil and comforting
The Top Floor r..la ter SuLite ith F'Pr ate 'fflice
Exercise Room and 2 Full baths ha, e-pansi e ie ,
of the E.aY picture perfect 4 E.edroom E.ath Guest HouL.e .surrounded in
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Wonderful 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Tradewinds, Near Beach Home
I'ri ac is enhanced by hi.te .
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lush green tropical landscaping
Step inside and inst antly, you II see1 ,
this property ,as designed .,th
that calming easy-l i ing island
atmosphere in mind C.oz bOut
.till spaciouI s so your family can enjoy that replied beach
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stellar sunsets restful beaches rela-ed outdoors eas .
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0-' er .200 sq t of I ng area in this :.E.R 2 1.'2 bath home
Lien/office or sitting area off of master E.R E.oth baths ha e
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1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957
2 New Offerings in Crown Colony
Greenwich Hills Way
model ,ith upgraded
diagonal tile flooring
pool ,ith waterfall
spa 0 erlooking the lake ith a sunset ie .
bedrooms 2 baths formal dining room eat-in
kitchen and a 2 car garage ,Ith e.tra built in
storage shel ing Enljo the best resort style Ii ing
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Is Your Room
by Jeanie Tinch
B balance is best
a state of
a variety of home
and color schemes
used in a room.
S Everything placed
in a room must
have a "balance" or relationship to
everything else in the room.
Have you ever walked into a room and
instantly felt natural and comfortable? It's
likely the balance of furnishings, window
treatments, lighting, accessories and color
schemes helped give you that feeling.
And an uneasy and uncomfortable feeling
is likely caused by the room being totally
out of balance.
In the world of design there are two
kinds of balance: symmetrical and asym-
Symmetrical balance tends to be
more formal. It typically features objects
arranged equally on each side of a point
of interest. For instance, visualize a fire-
place mantle with matching candlesticks
flanking a beautifully framed piece of art.
Another example would be a dining room
buffet with identical candlestick lamps
flanking a decorative floral arrangement
which has been placed in the middle of
Asymmetrical balance is generally
the opposite of symmetrical balance,
and therefore tends to be more infor-
mal. Asymmetrical balance is created
when objects of unequal size and shape
are grouped together. Visualizing our
same dining room buffet, in an asym-
metrical arrangement, we would see one
candlestick lamp with a decorative floral
arrangement comfortably nestled close to
the lamp, and a beautifully framed piece
of art hung slightly off center.
While both types of balance can be
used beautifully in any room design, gen-
erally speaking, a room which combines
both kinds of balance is more aesthetically
pleasing, and visually interesting.
Jeanie Tinch is an interior decora-
tor on Sanibel. She can be reached at
by Bryan Hayes
I his is a saying
that we've all
< ufs ous times. It holds
true in the air con-
as well. The sce-
nario is usually the
same, you sit down
for dinner and the
phone rings. It's an
a/c company offering a great deal on a
clean and check of your air conditioning
system. They state they can send a fully
trained technician to your home for a
mere $29.95 to totally clean and check
your a/c from top to bottom. Now
let's think about this for a moment.
They can send a fully trained tech, with
health insurance and full benefits, in a
$20,000 truck that's fully loaded with
every part available, for the low, low
price of only $29.95. Boy, how do they
I have tried to figure it a million differ-
ent ways and always come up with the
same ending; there is no way that you
can send a trained technician into the
field for only $29.95, period.
So how do they do it? They don't.
There are very few customers who take
advantage of these promotions who write
a check for only $29.95 when all is said
and done. Its usually closer to a $200
and sometimes much more. There always
seems to be something extra that is
needed or doesn't look up to par and the
result is the original $29.95, plus the cost
of the new part, plus the cost of installa-
tion. These promotions are used to gain
access to your home to sell you all kinds
of add ons and extras. This is not only
unethical but immoral.
With that said, let me state that not
every time we do an a/c check do we
find the system in perfect order. This
is simply not possible. There are times
when parts or services are needed but not
every time a technician comes to your
house to do a preventive maintenance.
So next time you're sitting down to din-
ner and the phone rings and they are
offering the deal of a lifetime you need
to remember: if it sounds too good to be
true, it probably is.
Thanks for reading.
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
Go to: IslandSunNews.com
For up-to-date information
on the local beaches
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Blood drive to benefit the patients
of Lee Memorial Health System
will be held on Saturday, June
12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 1380
The first 50 successful blood donors
will receive a free ticket for dinner and
show to see Footloose, a $49 value.
Tickets are valid for performances on
Wednesday and Thursdays from June 16
through July 1.
All blood collected remains in the
Lee Memorial Health System to serve
the community. Lee Memorial Health
System uses over 500 units of blood each
week. With both The Children's Hospital
and the only trauma center within a five
county area, the need for blood locally
remains constant, and needs to be replen-
ished daily. All blood types are currently
continued on page 46
2 east-end canal condos,
short walk to gulf or bay
beaches & olde Sanibel,
1 bedrm $189.9K
2 bedrm $325K
2-bedrm condos w/bay
views, boat docks,
beach access, 2 pools,
tennis, & fishing pier
$299K, $379.9K, $399K
Roomy 2 bedrm w/view
of gulf, also has garage,
big storeroom, & super
on-site rental history
$524K well furnished
Gulf-front condo w/full
amenities & private
stairs to beach, nets
One of the top-rated
beach-front condos in
on-site rental program,
remodeled & decorator
2-bedrm units w/water
views on 3 sides plus
1st floor $389.9K
2nd floor $349.5K
Great entire to the
Sanibel market, cute
condo in on-site resort
district rental program &
close to gulf $189K
r..- Z .OA20
3 bedrm overlooking
tropical courtyard to
beach, big water view &
years of rental history
Terrific wide view of gulf
beach & tropical
gardens from this nearly
2000 sq. ft. condo
Take your pick. Both
condos are private end-
units w/courtyard to
beach views: 2 bedrm
$699K & 3 bedrm $799K
Screened back porch Near-beach pod-style
views preserved land & 3 bedrm 3 bath w/high
community pool & tennis ceilings, oversized pool,
nearby, updated long lake to conservation
2-bedrm w/den $397K land views $799K
View straight down
courtyard to gulf beach
from this 3rd floor
2 bedrm in turn-key
Steps to beach access &
vacation ready, this cozy
raised 2 bedrm has
screened front porch &
big caged pool $499K
Susan Andrews 472-HOME (4663)
Broker-Owner Suite 3, Sanibel Square
18-yr island resident 42 Periwinkle Way
EcoBroker STY AS
EcLUrUke REALTY ASSOCIATESCISI l
Sanibel Residential Lots
* Belle Meade, double-sized parcel $224K
* Dunes golf & tennis community $399K
* Island Woods w/community pool $325K
* Las Conchas del Mar on east-end $349K
* Sanctuary overlooking golf course $269K
* Sanibel Bayous cul-de-sac $449K
* Sanibel River Estates near gulf $249K
* Shell Harbor canal w/patio dock $995K
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Skin Cancer Detection &Treatment General Dermatology
Associates in Dermatology
8381 Riverwalk Park Blvd, Fort Myers 33919
ISLAND RESIDENT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS MEDICARE PROVIDER
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DENTAL GROUP
15650 San Carlos Boulevard
DIRECT LINE 284-1010
David G. Carlton D.D.S. Eric Baxmann D.D.S.
= New Patients and Emergencies Welcome
2010 is your year to achieve
your weight loss goals
& IJ.yUL DIET Y WELLME55
Ann Kurn, Nurse Practitioner 'l .
Compllmntary Plastic Surgery Consultation in Collaboration
with Dr. Robert Madraccia, Board Certified Plastic Surgelon
SID "11191 :. IWO
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-- -Fort Myers Office
We are convenien tly
15;k~~g~! .-cc located on the corner of
- .">.Summerlin and Winkler.
Think eyelid surgery is not affordable?
SCan you see your eyelids?
SDo you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly?
SHave you hit your head on a cabinet door while open?
SIs it difficult to see beside you without turning your head left or right?
SDo your eyelids close while you are reading?
SWhen you play tennis, do you have trou ble servi ng?
SDo your eyelids feel heavy? Natasha Larson, COA
If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE,
no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha Larson, COA.
Screening candidates receive a $50 gift certif cate to your choice of one of
f ve Prawnbroker Restaurant Group establishments in Ft. Myers and Sanibel.
Before .e - After
*One-surgeon practice -- you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery you're the only one
*Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing staff
*Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs
NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDED
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* From page 43
The requirements to give blood are:
Age: At least 16 years old (16 with
written parental consent) and in good
general health. There is no upper age
Weight: Minimum of 115 pounds.
Identification: Must provide photo ID
with date of birth.
Food: Eat a good meal before giving
and drink plenty of fluids.
Medications: Many medications such
as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cho-
The ONLY Independently owned Pharmacy on Sanibel
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Ph-a ylil e
Always friendly helpful service
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Autism Hope Alliance (AHA), the
first non-profit organization to
pring from the health food com-
munity, is helping thousands of families
across the country as their efforts grow.
With one out of 91 children being
diagnosed with autism, and one out of
58 boys, Autism Hope Alliance saw an
urgent need for help.
Last year, AHA sponsored the Autism
Grass Roots Tour to 26 states to educate
the public on autism, held 77 lectures and
spoke to more than 4,000 people all
at no cost to attendees. AHA was behind
a revolutionary how-to video, educating
parents on how to shop for gluten free-
casein free foods. AHA also collaborated
with top autism experts in the community
to provide a 55-page resource booklet
which, to date, thousands of families have
received at no cost. In addition, they have
given more than $80,000 in scholarships
to families to attend autism treatment
education, allowing more than 41 fami-
lies to have a relationship with their child
AHA is now bringing in mothers
and fathers from around the country
to be part of a new volunteer program
called AHA Heroes. This program will
allow volunteers to be educated in diet,
nutritional supplements, biomedical and
educational therapy to help educate com-
munities around the United States.
"We understand that to help children
and adults diagnosed with autism to
progress and recover, a comprehensive
treatment of education, diet modification,
biomedical intervention and volunteerism
is essential," said Kristin Selby Gonzalez.
"We believe recovery and relationships
are possible, and through these efforts
hope will replace hopelessness."
For more information, to make a
donation or to volunteer, visit the new
location at 136 North Tamiami Trail in
Osprey, Florida, call 941-966-3813 or
go to www.autismhopealliance.org.0
Presentation On The Use Of Chinese
Medicine In Wildlife Rehabilitation
CROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, emphasizes the integration
of western and eastern traditions in the treatment of its nearly 4,500 patients
each year. Both Clinic Director Dr. PJ Deitschel and Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Amber McNamara are graduates of the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese
On Thursday, June 17, at 11 a.m., CROW will be hosting a presentation, intro-
duced by Deitschel and led by Jesse MacKenzie, a student from the University of
Georgia. MacKenzie is currently an extern at CROW, gaining an understanding of the
entire wildlife rehabilitation process. The use of eastern modalities such as acupuncture
and herbal supplements for pain management and wildlife rehabilitation is one of the
main reasons MacKenzie came to CROW and she would like to share her experiences
and educate the public about these practices.
The presentation will be held at the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education
Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, and is open to the public, free of charge. The
regular admission to the center is being waived and following the presentation, the
public is invited to tour the facility and learn more about CROW's efforts to save wild-
life through compassion, care and education.#
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H EC1LT H
975 Rabbit Road Sanibel FL, 33957
COME IN FOR A
Body Fat Analysis &
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Independence Day Parade
and Celebration is
Saturday, July 3
are now on sale for $10
at Bank of the Islands
Youth and Adult sizes
IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS
"SWFL Window and Door Specialist"
Windows Plus SCC131150832
PGT Windows & Doors Phone: 239-267-5858
1031SunsetLPlz Circle, Unit 107 Fax: 239-267-7855
E-rnail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 239-872-0709
CONTRACTING & CONSULTING
New Construction / Remodel / Consultin
P.O. Box 494, Sanibel, FL 33957
Email: blbissl email@example.com
Lee County Resident Since 1970
TILE & STONE INSTALLATION
oby1~ 9ked Bccamk 5FA, Ac.
Sanibel License #53-14475
Cell: 239-470-3305 -
Touch Screen Point-Of-Sale Systems for Restaurants
Increase Your Sales and Profits
On-Island 24/7 Support
Call for Free Quote
We Are Affordable and We Barter
Many Happy Island Restaurants
IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS
Insured L cnsd
Stevens & Sons Glass
Replacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors,
Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts,
Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass
Specialists in impact condo complex replacement
2416 Palm Ridge Road Phone: (239) 472-0032
Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-0680
| s noli 'r o ms
Ro ck- Fill-S hell-M/ulch
Delivery, Grading, Site Prep
DRAPERY/WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR
WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR
We Come To You!
recovery and restoration efforts, they
put their typical job responsibilities on
hold to pitch in.
LCEC year-round preparation for
storm season includes a proactive vegeta-
tion management program which reduces
the possibility of tree branches falling
on power lines and interrupting service.
LCEC also conducts annual infrared and
physical inspections of facilities to ensure
the integrity of power lines, equipment
and poles. The technology helps to detect
potentially faulty equipment through an
infrared inspection of overhead lines and
equipment. Proactively identifying areas
that may cause potential outages and
repairing them helps to strengthen the
When reviewing family emergency
plans, remember that keeping safe is
the number one priority! Developing a
family disaster plan is the best way to be
prepared and protected. Talk. Decide.
Prepare. Pack. Taking these steps right
now allows residents and business owners
to be ready for almost any bad weather
Talk about emergency options, and
decide when and under what circum-
stances it will be necessary to evacuate.
Contact the local emergency manage-
ment office to learn about evacuation
plans and remember it usually depends
on the direction of the storm. Other fac-
tors to consider when deciding whether
to evacuate include:
*A home and property's vulnerability
to storm surge, flooding and wind.
*The location of the safest place: be
it in the home or community, which may
be different depending on the circum-
*Don't forget Fido! Identify nearby
pet friendly shelters and other emergency
options. Some may require advance reg-
Prepare a central list of emergency
contact information including both medi-
cal and out of town family members as
well as important medical needs and
Pack a Ready-to-Go kit in case the
safest option is to go to a shelter or out
of town relative's home. Also, make a
Ready-to-Stay kit in case staying home
is the best or only option. The LCEC
Hurricane Guide provides an excellent
checklist for items to have on hand during
and after a storm.
Being proactive with creating and
practicing a storm plan is essential to
safety during a hurricane.
To learn more about safety in and
around the home as well as in emergency
situations, or to read our free Hurricane
Guide, visit www.1cec.net.M
A Full Service Lawn & Garden Maintenance
A Landscape Design and Installations
+KOI Ponds and Water Falls
+Natural and Block Retaining walls
Phone (239) 267-8405
License # 04720373041
E Pme rg enCy Oan
by Laura Zocki
(I Season has
that means it is
time to review your
family s emergency
plan. Utilities spend
all year refining
their plans for the season and ensuring
they are ready if a storm should impact
our area. LCEC's preparations and
plans are reviewed and revised each and
every year. A vital part of the LCEC
restoration preparation includes ensur-
ing the proper resources needed for
restoration are in place. To do this, the
organization cultivates relationships with
tree trimming and power line contrac-
tors, fuel companies, supply vendors,
food vendors, and other cooperatives
and emergency agencies for back up
resources. LCEC's nearly 400 employ-
ees are in on the planning, and during
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All Island Glass & Aluminum, Inc.
17691 Summerlin Rd. Ft. Myers, FL 33908
Cook & Son, Inc.
Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood
Concrete Restoration Water Proofing
Stucco Plumbing Electrical
"YES WE DO THAT"
/WOOD ROT REPAIR /DECKING /ROOF REPAIRS
[WINDOW & DOOR REPAIR /INTERIOR & EXTERIOR CARPENTRY
/SCREENS SOFFIT & FASCIA/DRY WALL REPAIR
CALL JEFF BERGER AT 239-265-2827
| REMODEING ""
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Kitchen & Balh C'aMetryn fl*alt a IWaE*
Floor & Shower Tie Worek FeituItaakrU Ii
S .ib.'y DI4sari
",r'b (239) 738 2329 ,,
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Custom Homms & Raemodeling Spealists
We can dp bu en maWeg sny Mrmeurw
you can dam up.
CaG~Cpq I And Buamin & J n19+ L-B CU BCi hilS
j SANIBEL CREATIVE TILE CO.
Celebrating our 30th year
ton Sanibel & Captiva
Lie. & Ins. Tile, Marble, Stone, with
remodels & repairs A Specialty!
Tile samples q
to your door! 472-2853
LET'S GO FISHING'
Fishing Charters Shelling Sightseeing
Captain Lamar Williams
LICENSED & INSURED
TREE & LAWN CARE
*Jesus Hernandez *
LAWN CARE &
Licensed & Insured Free Estimates
Landscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding
Landscape Design Ponds Waterfall Installations
Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing
12 years serving San-Cap &rFt. Myers
.-.. 1 W,. 4
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QrUAJVTY. SfAIlifr, SATFSFACTOI-o
Custom Home Building I Remodels
SDesign Service Available Sanibel Owned & Operated
Office Phone & Fax
Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789
William Mills Lic. #CBC058788
* New Homes Remodeling
* Consulting .* Contracting
P.O. Box 143
.li k: W41-0l.11.T
FL Fax: 239-472-6506
SANIBEL LICENSE S2-11914
Kim Santy (island resident)
NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS
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Residential & Commercial Paintlng
S0 I Wallpaper Hanging
SC Free Estimates
S- Interior & Exterior
*- Licensed & Insured
395-3928 Cell: 841-4302
With your contract
a donation to your
favorite charity will be made.
POOL SERVICE & REPAIR
1j*0 Islands Premier Pool Service
_ _ Professional Weekly Service
Fast Expert Equipment
Repair and Replacement
Deep-End Specializing in
Pool Service Gulfstream Pool Heaters
25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386
HOME BUILDING & REMODELING
I Isla d'L .saish oo
L ic#: CGO1344
OI'ALIT" ITHOUIT OIEsTION
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
DECORATIVE FAUX PAINTING
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CUSTOM HOME BUILDER
Ph (239) 472-8446
Custom Home Builders, Inc.
We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd Floor
New Construction Too
P. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449
2 Nice Guys, Inc.
From crown moulding
to custom decks...
your vision will come to life!
Also Door & Window Installs
We work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets,
hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, ...... & India.
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TREE & LAWN CARE
Complete Landscaping Maintenance
Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning
SFertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications
Property Clean up
Call us today for a free estimate 239-896-6789
Sanibel Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com J
A full service contractor
.. l dedicated to exceptional
quality at a reasonable price.
Voted "Best of the Islands"
CONSTRUCTION CO. 1999,2001,2002,2003
Michael J. Valiquette Island Resident Lic. #CGC056909
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Hurricane Protection Consultant
Light Tackle Sport Fishing
Tarpon Snook Redfish & More
CAPT. MATT MITCHELL
C: (239) 340-8651
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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 www.crowclinic.org
SR 9/5 N TFN
Needed full or part time.
or email resume to
SR 5/28 BTFN
Housekeeper needed for Anchor Inn on
Sanibel. Temporary to permanent, 30-40
hours weekly. Call 395-9688, ask for Diane,
or stop by to apply, 1245 Periwinkle Way.
SR 6/11 V 6/11
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/23 BTFN
(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, siding 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.
Lacy@LacyMcClary.com or 918-740-4972
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 N TFN
COMPUTER ASSISTANCE & REPAIR
Computer repair, setup, file recovery &
troubleshooting for home or office. 15 year
island resident. Guaranteed work & low
rates. Call Justin at 810-3833 or email at
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12V 6/25
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
SR 4/9 BTFN
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
SR 9/30 DTFN
CHILD CARE FOR
INFANTS & TODDLERS
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
firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and
schedules. License pending.
RS 5/28V 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
BOATS- CANOES KAYAKS
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBEL
Prime east end, deep water, Shell Harbor
location. Only minutes to the Gulf.
Water, electricity, parking.
RS 5/7 V 6/11
MISC. FOR SALE
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
3 Volumes 1978
SR 6/4 N TFN
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE
Saturday, June 12, 8am to 12pm.
Furniture, household items,
small appliances, etc.
Sea Oats, 697 Spartina Court, Sanibel.
RS 6/11 M 6/11
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* Wigs-Work 3 days/wk net $98K
Hurricane Protection Biz
Car Wash only $28K net $48K
Jack Luiszer SWF Bus Advisor
"Sanibel's Business Broker"
SR 6/11V 6/11
TIME TO SAY
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN
B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
SR 9/11 BTFN
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
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To HELP YOU
SHOREWOOD OF SANIBEL
Three bedroom beachfront
Views over pool to beach
NOVELLI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
RS 11/27 N TFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
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
HOME FOR SALE
Fort Myers, 5507 10th Ave, 3 BR 2 BA
Fixer Upper, Owner Financing or Cash
Discount, $2,000 Down, $553 a Month,
RS 6/11 A 7/2
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
LtoV Liiuiay way
Zoned for both commercial and
residential use. Rare opportunity on
Sanibel Island. Asking $895,000
3BR/3BA remodeled duplex in Dunes
with sweeping golf course views and
granite, marble, tile, pavers, 3rd floor
office, 1763 sq.ft. $499,000
1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
3BR/2BA, Lake View
0JIKIJ3IA Iunes duplex. ireeat golt
course views. Beautiful wood floors
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1613 Sand Castle Road
Dunes Golf Course Views
Beautiful Decking & Porches
3BR/3BA, Vaulted Ceilings
SR 8/6 N TFN
Tarpon Beach 204
Great View! Great Income!
Sanibel Arms G-2
!! Panoramic Gulf View!!
Great Updates & Income
FANTASTIC PRICE $519,000
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We'll sell your property
within an agreed upon
time or we'll pay you up
to $5,000 at closing:
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of thel Islands
SR 4/16 B TFN
Sanibel & Captiva
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PRIME COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE
For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 BTFN
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN
TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
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
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
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
RS 1/4 BTFN
PRIME SPACE FOR LEASE
Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attrarti\v Paftp (nfforpI
S"Islander Center" on Sanibel
Prime Periwinkle Frontage
SHigh Traffic Tenants
Flexible Space Available
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.
RS 3/12V TFN
DIRECT BAYFRONT COTTAGES
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
EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar,
neg.off-season. Call for availability.
SR 1/9 B TFN
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
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
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
Cottages Condos Homes
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
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.
SR 3/7V TFN
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.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
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 M TFN
BEAUTIFUL ISLAND COTTAGE
QUALITY RENTAL AFFORDABLE LEASE
Sanibel Highlands, Short Bike ride from
Beach, Adorable, Furnished, two bedroom,
one and a half bath, freshly painted, new
tile through out, lush landscaping, private
screened in lanai and vaulted ceilings,
well kept animals are welcome.
Chet Sadler 472-7257
SR 6/11V 6/18
3B/2B, GATED COMMUNITY, fully furnished, garage,
pool, screen porch. No smoking, No pets. Monthly
rental $3,000. Available June & July Call 481-0241.
RS 5/21 D 6/11
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 Ibs. OK. Call 851-3506.
SANIBEL VIEW CONDO
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 6/18
Ground level, quiet street, professional
renovated in elegant style, partially
furnished. $850 per month, water paid.
RS 6/4 A 6/18
SO. FORT MYERS CONDO
Lovely, 2BR, 2BA, almost all brand new
appliances & carpeting, etc. Heated pool,
carport, mature single w/references.
RS 6/11 V 6/11
ANNUAL KtN IAL
A A A
This quaint story island home is just 2 lots off
Beach, 2 BD/2 BA. Offered furnished.
Must see @ $1,450/mo.
WALK TO BEACH
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 bedroorl1 bath UF duplex offers screened
porch, w/d, views over water to Preserve.
This piling duplex is a must see. $950/mo
BEACHVIEW COUNTRY CLUB
This beautiful home offers 3 bed/2baths, tile
throughout, updated pool and new paver pool
deck, 2 car garage and close to the beach, UF
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
SGulf Beach Properties, Inc.
Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner
S 6/111 BTFN
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
QUIET SANIBEL HOME
WIPRIVATE BEACH PATH
Single family home in quiet west end devel-
opment. Large landscaped lot, 3-4 bed-
rooms, 3 1/2 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
SR 1/8 MTFN
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
JUST OVER CAUSEWAY Great Location. Davis &
Heald. 2BR-2BA. All Tile All New Paint Plus Lanai.
Washer & Dryer. Quiet & Secure. Four Unit Building.
Looking For RightTennant Not Right $$. Call 315-378-
SR 6/11 MTFN
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
Small family looking for annual rental on
Sanibel. Willing to lease a home currently for
sale and show w/notice. 3BR min., furnished
or unfurnished. Pool a plus but not required.
Current Sanibel residents. 322-8642
RS 6/11V 6/18
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These Girls Need A Home Soon
AWS has an urgent plea for help. Stormy and Charley, seven-year-old cat sisters, are in need
of a permanent home.
Their current foster Mom, will soon be moving out of state and cannot take them along. She
would love to take them along if she could because they are both so sweet, get along with her other
cats, love to snuggle in bed, never scratch the furniture and they greet her visitors at the door. She said
they are more like friendly dogs.
Stormy and Charley became strays together after Hurricane Charley in 2004 that's how they got
their new names. To adopt Charley and Stormy, call Pam at PAWS at 472-4823.
Fred Needs A
Meet Fred, a shaggy, six-year
old, 40-pound, neutered,
small bearded collie. He's
cute and he knows it. With his
easygoing personality, he is happy
to lay by your feet while you watch
TV or work at the computer. He
is a friend to all dogs and cats. He
is a loyal boy, but might be wary
of strangers. Fred is currently in a
PAWS foster home, but he needs a
permanent home. He is up-to-date
on his vaccinations and a new har-
ness is included with his adoption.
To meet this sweet guy, call Diane
at PAWS at 395-3368.H
Greyhounds Need Help
T he Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track stopped racing Monday (for five months) and a lot of grey-
hounds are out of jobs. The original plan was to give the kennel operators three weeks to move all
the dogs but apparently they will now have to leave. They either get space in an adoption program
or they will be euthanized.
Donna Forster of Greyhound Adoption Kennel sent 20 dogs to a Connecticut greyhound group last
week and immediately took in 24 more. She's out of room and out of money having spent more than
$3,000 getting the dogs sterilized and transported, and taking in new dogs that need food and vet care.
She needs two kinds of help:
1. Foster and permanent homes for some of these sweet, gentle dogs who have earned a happy retire-
2. Money to help offset the costs of caring and transporting them. (All the money goes to the dogs. No
one in the group gets a salary.)
Greyhound Adoption Kennel is a 50(c)3 group so donations are tax deductible. Send to: Greyhound
Adoption Kennel, 11551 Deal Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33917. Call Donna Forster at 731-3187. The
Web site is www.greyhoundadoptionkennel.com.
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
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
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
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
ABWA (American Business Women's Assoc.) ................ 472-4499
.... ............................. or csimontacchi@ earthlink.net
American Legion Post 123 ................................ 472-9979
Angel Flight SE ................ ............. 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
Audubon Society. ................ ................... 472-3156
Sanibel Bike Club ........ ................. sanibelbicycleclub.org
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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