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JUNE 18, 2010

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Needed For
Coastal Watch
by Anne Mitchell
S* he City of Sanibel has launched a
Volunteer Coastal Watch program
as the first line of defense against
Si the potential that oil will wash up on the
City Manager Judie Zimomra has
tapped Major Michael F. Murray, a
26-year police department veteran, to
organize and lead the program even
though the latest NOAA reports show
the oil slick about 400 miles from Sanibel .,
and Captiva, she said. F 3o
"At this time, the beaches of Sanibel,
and all of Southwest Florida, remain in ,
Dove in an orchid box photo by Flo Williams pristine condition with no known threat
from the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill," Major Mike Murray
Doves Raise A Family In Orchid Box Zimomra noted Tuesday.
Doves Raise A Fam ily In Orchid Box In announcing Murray's appoint- Murray, who has been Sanibel's
O rchids may be known for their beauty, but this mourning dove finds an ment Zimomra stated, "The purpose of emergency management coordinator
orchid box a perfect nesting site for herself and her two fledglings. The nest the Coastal Watch program is to train since 2003, says he wants to monitor
has been carefully monitored at the home of Flo Williams of Sanibel who Sanibel volunteers as front-line reporters the coastline in 30 half-mile stretches and
notes that Papa Mourning Dove guards the nest, as well as the babies, while Mama and observers. Members of the Coastal assign a volunteer to each stretch morn-
looks for food. Watch program will be trained to serve as ing and night. "That means 30 people
Williams is a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society, but never expected her the city's eyes in the field not because we per session seven days a week," he said.
orchid to bear more than flowers. expect oil on our beaches, but because Murray expects Sanibel citizens will be
we want to be prepared for all possibili- quick to pitch in.
ties." continued on page 6

The Fireworks Show Will Go On July 4

by Anne Mitchell
W ith the pros-
Spect of no
SVSanibel fire-
works to light up the
night of July 4, Judy S
and Sharon Michie
launched a last
minute campaign to
raise the money for
a 16-minute show.
The mother and i, ..
daughter, who own I
Cottages to Castles, a
vacation rental agen- i'
cy on Sanibel, posted I
requests for dona- Jeff Shuff handing over his contribution on behalf of the
tions on Facebook Castaways, Beachview Cottages and 'Tween Waters Inn
and also made a
number of phone calls. Within 72 hours they had raised $10,000 enough money to
put on a show and by Monday the total was about $13,500.
They had already found a pyrotechnics company owner, Mason Meyer of Zambelli
Fireworks, to do the job. He had received a cancellation from a Key West job. Meyer
happily chipped in $10 to the fund to become the first donor.
"We can't not have fireworks, it's just not right on every level," said Sharon Michie.

Becky Mulka of the Sanibel Grill

Mason Meyer of Zambelli Fireworks

"The Fourth of July Parade is on Saturday the third, so there would have been nothing
for people on Sunday.
"We have to give people a reason to come out here and eat in the restaurants and
shop in the shops," she added.
continued on page 6

Father's Day
Sunday, June 20

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S anibel City Hall will be closed in
observance of Independence Day
on Monday, July 5, and will resume
regular office hours on Tuesday, July 6.
All garbage, recycling and vegetation
waste collection by Waste Pro for the
week of Monday, July 5, will operate as
The city's Center 4 Life/Civic
Center will be closed in observance
of Independence Day, Monday July 5
and will resume normal office hours on
Tuesday, July 6. If you have any ques-
tions, call the center at 472-5743.
The Sanibel Recreation Center will
operate regular hours on Saturday, July
3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, July
4, from noon to 5 p.m., and Monday,
July 5, from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. All
regular classes on Saturday, July 3 and
Monday, July 5 will be held.
The Recreation Summer Youth Day
Camp Program will operate regular hours
on Monday, July 5, from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Call the center at 472-0345 for fur-
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American Legion
Post 123 News
O n behalf of the members of
American Legion Post 123,
Happy Father's Day to all the dads
out there. Treat dad to the seafood fest
on Sunday, June 20 from 1 to 8 p.m.
Friday, June 25, there will be an
enchilada special all day along with the
popular six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich
with French fries. Stop in Monday nights
for 9 ball pool tournaments starting at 6
p.m. Thursday nights is Texas hold'em at
7 p.m. Players are needed.
Stop in and check out the daily spe-
cials and the entire menu. Food is served
all day, every day. The public is welcome.
The Legion is open Monday through
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday,
noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker 3
on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more infor-
mation call 472-9979.4

Attention 2010
he Island Sun
is looking for
photos and
information from
local 2010 graduates to appear in
the newspaper. If you are graduat-
ing or know a local grad, we need
your help in obtaining the follow-
ing information:
Student's name, school, plans for
school or college in the fall.
Please mail, drop off or email
information along with a photo to:
Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way,
Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957; Please
note on emails: "Class of 2010."
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4 ISLAND SUN -JUNE 18, 2010

Can This Fish

Save Our Bay

From Pollution?
by Susie Marks, Board Member,
Committee of the Islands
Y ou are looking at a smalltooth
sawfish, an endangered species
that finds its home in the waters
of South and Southwest Florida. And
that endangered status may be the
key to protecting Sanibel's waterways
against the pollution of freshwater
releases from Lake Okeechobee.
More on that in a moment, but first
some background on this exotic look-
ing fish and its predicament, based on
research by the Environment Committee
of The Committee of the Islands.
The smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pecti-
nata), along with sharks, rays and skates,
belongs to a group of fish called elasmo-
branchs, whose skeletons are made of
cartilage. The sawfish is actually a modi-
fied ray with a flattened shark-shaped
body and a flat, toothed rostrum or saw
with 22-32 pairs of small sharp teeth.
The saw measures a quarter of the length
of the fish's body. It is covered with
motion-sensitive pores that allow the saw-
fish, in murky water, to detect the move-
ments and even the heartbeats of prey. It
will grub on the bottom to uncover small
crustaceans, crabs, shrimp and fish.
Little is known about the life history
and reproductive behavior of this fish, but
females are known to give birth to 15-20

Local waters are home to the endangered Smalltooth sawfish

live pups. The saws of the newborns are
sheathed and malleable at birth for pro-
tection. In Florida, newborn sawfish are
about two feet long. It is believed males
reach sexual maturity at 10-11 feet and
females at 11-12 feet. They can grow to
a length of 18 feet or more and live up
to 25 or 30 years. Despite their fearsome
appearance, the sawfish are gentle crea-
tures unless provoked or surprised.
Hundreds of specimens of smalltooth
sawfish have historically been reported
throughout Florida. But because of their
slow maturation rate, late reproductive
cycle, loss of habitat due to coastal devel-
opment, and decades of overfishing and
gillnet bycatch kill, their population num-
bers have declined dramatically, perhaps
by 9 percent or more.
The sawfish eventually reached the
point where it faced the possibility of
extinction. That's why, in April, 2003,
the smalltooth sawfish was designated
an endangered species by the National
Marine Fisheries Service. This designation

photo by David Iliff

gives them federal protection under the
Endangered Species Act.
Today the smalltooth sawfish is found
regularly only in the shallow coastal
waters, river mouths and sheltered estua-
rine habitats of South and Southwest
Florida. Therefore, to further protect its
existence, the National Marine Fisheries
Service gave designation of critical habi-
tat for the sawfish in September, 2009,
under the Endangered Species Act.
One of the two designated areas is the
Charlotte Harbor Estuary, which includes
all of the Caloosahatchee River up to the
Franklin Lock and Dam, and extends to
the northern edge of Sanibel Island.
Government protection of critical
habitat under the law is a good thing for
our endangered local sawfish. How then
can the same federal government, under
the aegis of the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, continue to use a lake release
schedule that allows massive, turbid, estu-
ary-killing torrents of polluted lake water
to dump into federally protected sawfish

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Our city council has essentially asked
the same question. At Vice Mayor Mick
Denham's request, City Attorney Ken
Cuyler has contacted a Washington
D.C. environmental law firm to evalu-
ate whether designation of our waters as
a protected habitat can help us prevent
Lake Okeechobee releases that pol-
lute those waters and destroy estuarine
habitat. The law firm advised the city as
"....the designation presents the city
with a valuable opportunity to influence
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'
decision-making process to the benefit of
the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary.
In particular, it offers the city several
options to renew its efforts to protect
the Caloosahatchee from the damaging
effects of freshwater releases associated
with the Lake Okeechobee regulation
They offered options and plans of
action for consideration. The city council,
at its June 1 meeting, agreed to proceed.
Sanibel's problem of dealing with
the extreme amounts of polluted water
released down the Caloosahatchee from
Lake Okeechobee has been going on for
far too many years. Let's hope this new
tack finally produces the results we must
have. In the meantime, keep the pressure
on the Corps with your emails and phone
calls to:
or 1-800-291-9405.
You are also invited to send your com-
ments and opinions to the Committee of
the Islands. Visit our website at
or email

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From page 1
Fireworks Show
Donations have come from as far
afield as Montana, Alaska and Europe,
even from people who won't be here to
see the fireworks, she said.
"My mom has always said to never
give up and to never ever quit," said
Michie. "This has been a joyous task to
see the marvelous reception everyone
has expressed for this national holiday
celebration. I extend my sincere and per-
sonal thanks."
The Michies have registered as a non-
profit fund in partnership with the City of
Sanibel. Any monies left over will go into
the 2011 Friends of the July 4 Fireworks
Fund.Donations may be made at Bank
of the Islands or at Cottages to Castles,
2427 Periwinkle Way.
Last year The Royal Shell Companies
paid for the fireworks after the Sanibel
City Council said it would not fund the
annual event.
Contributors include: Cottages to
Castles, Mason Meyer of Zambelli
Fireworks, Amy and Danny Morgan
of Danny Morgan Entertainment,
Lynda and Harry King, Royal Shell
Vacations, Audrey Fischer, Becky Mulka
and Sean Scott of the Sanibel Grill,
Melissa Trumbull of Cranford New
Jersey, Island Vacations, Bill Morris
and family, The Lazy Flamingo, Joe
Dennison, Marjorie and Joe Meek of
Rosier Insurance, Kathleen Suchora,
Claudia Burns, Danny Adams of the
Holiday Inn, Bailey's General Store,
Carol Ayers, The Castaways Cottages,
Beachview Cottages and 'Tween Waters
Inn, Rachel Tritaik of Island Therapy,
Trasi Sharpe and Liza Clouse of Over

Sharon Michie, center, with Troy Thompson and Kelly Thompson of the Lazy Flamingo,
which contributed $1,000 to the Friends of the July 4 Fireworks

Easy Cafe and Island Paws, SCI of
Southwest Florida, Cathy and Terry
Malik, Sanibel Holiday, Jim Ballenger,
Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce,
Libby Boren McMillan and Michael David
of Studio 11 and BestOfSanibelCaptiva.
com, Mike Valiquette, RE-MAX of the
Islands, LCEC, VIP Rentals, Congress
Jewelers, Susan Andrews of Sanibel
Susan, Select Vacations, "Buckeye"
Ken Wasiniak, Samantha Price, Sanibel
Accommodations, Andy and Sally
McGowan for Hawthorne, Corah,
Kallah and Thatcher, Matt Asen of the
Timbers/Sanibel Grill, University Grill
and Prawnbroker Restaurant Group, Doc
Ford's, Sanibel-Captiva Vacation Rental

Managers Association, and Rebecca
Hopkins, Adventures in Paradise, Steve
Brangaccio and family, and Gilles and
Veronique of France.
From page 1
Volunteers Needed
To volunteer, log onto www.mysanibel.
com, click on Deepwater Horizon Oil
Spill Status and click on the sign-up link.
Training will be given in how to report
any findings and what to do. Volunteers
will not be asked to handle any oil that
might show up.

Zimomra and Murray both stressed
that if in the unexpected event volunteers
do observe oil, they will report exact loca-
tions, type and size of the oil as well as
report on any impacts to wildlife and/
or habitat. Volunteers will wear special
T-shirts and caps and carry ID cards.
Public Works Director Gates Castle
is responsible for evaluating alterna-
tive technologies for use in the event oil
does reach the islands. His department
has been tasked to identify "all practical
options" that may have application here
for protection and collection.
The city has $12.6 million available in
unrestricted reserves to cover oil-related
expenses. However, Zimomra empha-
sized she would seek all avenues to be
totally reimbursed and made whole by
British Petroleum, the responsible party.
The city continues to coordinate
directly with the staffs of the J.N.
"Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge,
the Lee County Office of Emergency
Management, and the island's non-profit
Zimomra said when Clam Bayou was
reopened to the gulf, three steel plates
were made that can be used to close the
narrow pass and keep oil from going into
the back bay.
She said the city is evaluating the
rate of success of alternatives tried along
Florida's panhandle and continue to
adjust its plans accordingly.
"Foremost among the lessons learned
is that we need to prepare for this disas-
ter as we do for all disasters, take every
step we can as a community to prepare
for the worst and pray for best."

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Mack Says BP Can't
Be Trusted To Handle Oil Disaster


Congressman Connie Mack addresses the crowd near the Sanibel Fishing Pier. Behind
him are Robbie and Geoffrey Roepstorff, Councilman Jim Jennings, Councilman Marty
Harrity, Mike Valiquette of PURRE, and Jennifer Valiquette
by Anne Mitchell
During a press conference on a pristine Sanibel beach Monday, Florida
Congressman Connie Mack voiced his anger and frustration over the Gulf of
Mexico oil spill and the ineffective clean-up methods being used.
"Although everything is fine and great and beautiful here in Southwest Florida and
we are open for business... there are other parts of the gulf that are not," he said.
Mack said he's angry not only at BP but at the federal government and that both
should be doing more to stop the flow of oil and protect the gulf shores. He said he
doesn't trust BP to handle the situation.
"The Obama Administration needs to hear loud and clear we expect all resources
to be used for the clean-up of this disaster and for President Obama to use his position
to lead in this effort," Mack said, whether it is by using the military, FEMA, the army
corps of engineers or other government agencies.

ISLAND SUN -JUNE 18, 2010 7
"I just met a man who manufactures
boom in Bonita Springs. This is one exam-
ple of where there are resources available"
that are not being used. Mack said if the
oil comes ashore in Southwest Florida, he
doesn't want to learn that boom is still in a
warehouse in Bonita Springs.
He said there is enough blame to go
around in current and past administrations
and Congresses.
Among those present were Sanibel --
City Councilmen Jim Jennings and Marty
Harrity, and Mike Valiiquette, chairman A'
of PURRE (People United to Restore our VWAlA
Rivers and Estuaries). N W iGE
James Wilson of North Fort Myers was
also there. He said afterwards that he has. '
spoken with BP representatives three times *
about a solution he claims would shut off the
outpouring of oil. He said they were interest-
ed in his theory but have not said they will
use it. Wilson describes himself as a welder
and fabricator and says BP engineers aren't
thinking outside the box. .
Tween Waters Inn on Captiva has
launched a Clean 'Tween Policy that pro- James Wilson of North Fort Myers says he
vides guests a per-diem refund, including has talked several times to BP officials to
taxes, should the beaches of Captiva Island suggest a way to stop the gusher
be closed by state or federal officials due to
oil concerns. Jeff Shuff, general manager,
hopes it will encourage the public to go ahead with vacation plans.
In addition, as part of a daily monitoring program, the live beach camera at 'Tween
Waters Inn ( reports no oil or traces of oil on
Captiva beaches, Shuff noted. The resort is providing all recognized media resources
worldwide free use of its live beach cam feed upon request.
Earlier, Royal Shell Vacations launched a similar refund program for clients booking
vacation rental homes and condos.
Last Friday, a group of people held a vigil on Sanibel's Algiers Beach to "chant,
pray, send positive thoughts, visualize, dance, meditate... for our beautiful gulf, all its
creatures, life forms and our islands," according to Maureen Watson, who sent out
e-mail invitations to the event.4

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Manager At
SCCF Named
AFNN Treasurer
Jenny Evans, manager of the
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation (SCCF) Native Plant
Nursery, has been named treasurer
of the Association of Florida Native
Nurseries (AFNN), a not-for-profit cor-
poration whose membership includes
nurseries, landscape architects, contrac-
tors and designers, environmental con-
sultants, nursery suppliers, educators,
and related professions and services.
AFNN is the largest native nursery asso-
ciation in the U.S.
Evans joined SCCF in 2005. Her
professional experience has ranged from
leading school groups as an environmen-
tal educator in Washington State, the
Florida Keys, and the Bahamas, to work-
ing and volunteering in several botanical
gardens around the country.
She has been a longtime lover of
plants and the natural world. Growing up
in Virginia, she was introduced to the out-
doors by mucking around on her family's
farm, which included riparian and wet-
land areas. She came to the horticultural
world in a roundabout way, with under-
graduate training in biology and theater
(costume design) and a graduate degree
in public garden management.
Evans has always enjoyed teach-
ing people about the natural world and
helping them to make the connection
between plants, people, and wildlife.

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Jenny Evans

She is also a member and the newsletter
editor of the Coccoloba chapter of the
Florida Native Plant Society; serves on
the Lee County Extension Service horti-
cultural advisory board; and is an annual
speaker for the Sanibel Master Gardener
lecture series.
AFNN, founded in 1985, is exclusively
devoted to the promotion of Florida's
native plant industry, serving preserva-
tion, restoration, and sustainable land-
scape markets. AFNN publishes two
annual publications: the Native Plant &
Service Directory and Guide for Real
Florida Gardeners. In 1991, AFNN pub-
lished Xeric Landscaping with Florida

Native Plants, a Common-Sense
Guide to Water and Energy Efficient
Landscapes for a Healthy Environment,
the first book to promote the use of
native ecosystems for landscape design.
In 2003, in partnership with the Florida
Department of Transportation and
University Press of Florida, AFNN pub-
lished Florida's Best Native Landscape
Plants, 200 Readily Available Species
for Homeowners and Professionals by
Gil Nelson.
SCCF's Native Plant Nursery has been
serving the islands for more than 30
years, providing native plants for retail
sale as well as education and landscaping

Center 4 Life
Computer Class is 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

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Fitness and Essential Total Fitness with
Sandi McDougall.
Gentle Yoga with Chris Brown is at 11
a.m. Monday and Wednesdays.
Bridge for Fun is at 12:30 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday.
Mah Johngg is at 12:30 p.m.
Prizes for both games are awarded
and includes materials and 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-
Wednesday, June 30 at 9 a.m.
Naples Museum of Art, second annual
Florida Contemporary exhibit. Art afi-
cionados will have numerous opportuni-
ties to be jarred and/or entranced as
they wander through the exhibition that
showcases the myriad talents of artists
who have a distinct connection to the
Sunshine State. Admission is $8.
The center's new hours are 8 a.m. to
3:30 p.m.
Call the center for further details of all
programs and to sign up at 472-5743.
All ages are welcome.0

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ISLAND SUN -JUNE 18, 2010 9

Help With Oyster Reef Restoration

Oyster reef restoration under way
V volunteers are needed to assist with the oyster reef restoration at Clam Bayou.
This winter and spring, more than 200 volunteers came out to help bag
approximately 100 tons of fossilized oyster shell. Now, volunteers are again
needed to help move more than 4,000 bags of shell into the bayou, where they will
provide a suitable substrate for young oysters (also called "spa"') to attach.
Interested volunteers, capable of physically demanding work, should contact Sabrina
Lartz at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab at 395-4617 or to be added to the volunteer list. Once your name is on the list, SCCF
will keep you informed of upcoming volunteer opportunities as they are scheduled.
SCCF anticipates working both weekdays and weekends throughout June and July.
Although certainly not required, SCCF especially needs volunteers who are able to
bring a canoe or kayak to transport themselves or others.
The oyster restoration effort in Clam Bayou is funded by grants and in-kind support
from NOAA, The Nature Conservancy, the National Association of Counties, and the
City of Sanibel. For information about this project, read the attached flyer.0

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by Shirley Jewell
Why did Rotary wait so long to
invite Suzanne Specht, assistant
director at the FGCU Small
Business Development Center (SBDC)
to speak at one of our club meetings?
My guess is that we all are pretty estab-
lished in our careers or retired from
successful careers and that we just plain
forgot what it is like to try to get good
information regarding starting out in the
business world. More importantly, how
important it is to get the right informa-
tion when you want to start up a busi-
ness of your own or how to develop an
existing small business. Specht stated
that, "small businesses are the backbone
of the U.S. economy." The statistics say
that the count is 20 million strong. They
account for 39 percent of the country's
gross national product, create two out of
every three new jobs and produce two
and one half times as many innovations
per employee as do large firms.
The economy of the U.S. has been
struggling and the job market is almost
non-existent. So what do Americans do
when there are no jobs? They work hard-
er at making a job for themselves, they
dream and explore opening their own
company or business and get informa-
tion on how to succeed at that business.
This is where the FGCU Small Business
Development Center comes in with free
counseling, low-cost seminars and work-
shops, and on-line training.
This training is not just for the wealthy
entrepreneurs, it is for all of us. Last year,
the center counseled 1,332 clients, held
165 training events with 2,916 attend-
ees. Clients come from a broad spectrum
of society. It helped 41 new businesses
get off the ground, helped acquire $4 mil-
lion of capital and helped with the solici-
tation of contract bids worth $2.7 million.
These are just a few impressive numbers
for the SBDC.
How does SBDC help? First off, they
will meet with you and do an analysis of
your needs. They will teach you how to
put together a business analysis, business
plan, marketing plan, talk with you about
site location, starting a small business,
and understanding financial statements,
profit and loss, balance sheets, forecast-
ing and cash flow. There are workshops

Suzanne Specht

on doing business with the government,
how to get certified as a minority busi-
ness, the value of franchises, credit and
the stimulus bill, and the list goes on.
The center monitors and receives cur-
rent information regarding SBA disaster
loans and economic injury loans. Recently
they offered a free workshop entitled
Making your Small Business Green
- Benefits and Checklist. The SBDC
partners with local businesses to sponsor
other workshops throughout the year.
Businesses usually fail because of lack
of planning. The latest statistics from
the Small Business Administration (SBA)
show that two-thirds of new employer
establishments survive at least two years,
and 44 percent survive at least four years.
Brian Head, economist with the SBA
Office of Advocacy, noted that the lat-
est statistics are a much more accurate
assessment of new business success rates,
and that as a general rule of thumb,
new employer businesses have a 50/50
chance of surviving for five years or
more. So, if you or someone you know
is interested in starting up a new business
or increasing the chances of an existent
small business success, information and
help is available by contacting the FGCU
Small Business Development Center at
745-3700 or visit the Web site www.
The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club
meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning
at the Beachview Steakhouse, 1100 Par
View Drive.,

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16521 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Open 10 5:30 Mon Sat
(239) 489-2211 i

Selling The Beaches Of

Fort Myers And Sanibel In Berlin

Promoting the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Berlin: Jean-Blaise Evequoz, former
Olympian and artist, Art of the Olympians, Fort Myers; Nancy Hamilton, communications
director, Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel; Joni Kurr, marketing representative, Germany,
Switzerland, Austria; Tamara Pigott, executive director, Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel;
Carol Obermeier and Brian Sollis, marketing representatives, Lee County Port Authority;
Vera Sommer, marketing director, Germany, Switzerland, Austria; and Francoise Evequoz,

submitted by Carsten Elsted,
Managing Editor, Travel Trade Media, Denmark
S anibel is the best known destination in Lee County and Fort Myers is the
gateway airport. That is why we are selling Lee County as "Beaches of
,Fort Myers and Sanibel" all over the world. Nobody would know where
we are if we came from Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. We spend $12
million a year to attract more tourists to Lee County. The money comes from a bed
tax on all overnight stays, from camping to full scale resorts. Businesses must add
five percent to the overnight price for further marketing of the area,"
These are the words of Nancy Hamilton, PR director of Lee County Tourism, as
she spoke at ITB, the world's biggest travel and tourism show in Berlin, Germany in
Lee County had a large delegation of more than 20, including a county commis-
sioner, and representation from the German and UK office of Lee County Tourism.
"We appreciate doing business with the European markets," said Tamara Pigott,
executive director with The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. "We have been attend-
ing ITB since the 1980s and believe in supporting the markets which have supported
us. Over the years, we have partnered to form the Florida Beaches Coalition to further
our reach into Scandinavia to assist travelers to our area.
More recently in May, a delegation attended the biggest U.S. travel mart, The
Pow Wow, which this year took place in Orlando and next year will take place in San
Francisco. Over three days, the United States tourist destinations make presentations
to more than 2,000 tour operators and travel agencies from all over the world.
The business goal of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau for the 2009-
2010 season ending September 1 was to maintain bed tax collections at the last fiscal
year's level. This has been difficult due to increased competition brought about by an
increase of 3.4 percent in available overnight rooms along with the financial crises
throughout the world. These and other factors have driven prices down by 13 per-
cent. The only way to make up the difference is to attract more people here and that
requires worldwide marketing.
From January to December 2008, 4.7 million visitors to the destination spent $2.9
billion, which equates to nearly $8 million per day, $332,048 per hour, $5,534 per
minute, and $92 per second.&

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To link your Web site on call 395-1213.

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League Of Women Voters Of
Sanibel Approved By National Board


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Linda Kramer, first vice president; Carla Benninga, president; Ben Wilcox, League of
Women Voters state lobbyist; John Kramer, member; and Benno Benninga, member

submitted by Carla Benninga, President, League of Women Voters of Sanibel
The League of Women Voters of the U.S. granted full league status to the for-
mer Sanibel MAL Unit at the bi-annual convention at Atlanta, Georgia.
The League of Women Voters has fought since 1920 to improve the systems
of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The
league's enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure.
The league is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.
There are leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin
Islands and Hong Kong, in addition to the hundreds of local leagues nationwide. The
League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters
Education Fund operate at the national level with grassroots support from state and
local leagues.
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Youngsters enjoying the slip and slide attraction at last year's 4th of July Backyard BBQ
T he Bailey's Center Merchants' Association (BCMA) will host its second annual
Backyard BBQ on Saturday, July 3.
The fun and family-centered event will be held immediately following the
Independence Day parade, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Bailey's Center on
the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road.
The event will be even bigger than last year and will include great food, beverages,
live music by The Hat Boys, wine tasting, mule and wagon rides, pictures with Uncle
Sam, a dunk tank, a bounce house and waterslide, face painting and other activities
for children and adults.
"We're looking forward to welcoming even more people to the Bailey's Center this
year," said Ken Kasten, President of BCMA.4

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Churches/ Temples
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Bible Study
The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam,
Temple of the Islands, meets for Friday
night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall, of the United Congregational Church,
2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Call Temple President Dr. Michael Raab, at
395-1432 for more information.
11580 Chapin Lane
The Rev. Dr. Robert R. Hansel
Nov. 15 through April 18
Sunday 11 a.m.
2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.;
Sunday School -10:30 a.m., Wednesday
evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading
room open, Monday, Wednesday and
Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (November
through March), Friday 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684.
Sanibel Community Church:
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
with Communion
9 a.m. Contemporary Service
with Kids' Church
10:45 a.m. Traditional Service
Childcare available at all services.
2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497
The Reverend Dr. John Danner, Sr. Pastor.
Sunday worship services:
7:45 a.m. Chapel (in Sanctuary);
10 a.m. Full service with nursery, child care
and Sunday School. Elevator access.
3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763
Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk,
Communion Service: Monday and Tuesday,
8:30 a.m.
Daily Mass: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
8:30 a.m.; Saturday Vigil, 5 p.m.;
Sunday Masses, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
August and September Services
Saturday, Vigil Mass 5 p.m.,
Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
2304 Periwinkle Way between the
Bean and Baileys 472-2173
Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector
Worship Services:
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.
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


Marvin Ellsworth Moen, 85, of
Fort Myers, Florida, drew his
first deep breath of eternity on
June 8, 2010. He died peacefully at
HealthPark Medical Center, surrounded
by his family. He is a former resident of
Sanibel, Florida and Sioux City, Iowa.
Marvin was born to Annie and Mikkel
Moen on April 6, 1925 in Sioux City.
He graduated from Central High in June
1943 and was drafted into the United
States Army in July of the same year. He
served as a staff sergeant in the field artil-
lery in the South Pacific, mainly in charge
of a message center. Marvin was honor-
ably discharged in February 1945.
On December 6, 1947 Marvin mar-
ried Marilyn Bjordal in Sioux City. The
couple had two sons, Michael and Marc.
Marvin worked as a butcher at
Rodeen's Grocery; a route salesman at
Metz Baking Company, for many years;
and as a real estate agent at Homeland
Realty, until retiring in 1997. Marvin and
Marilyn moved to Sanibel, Florida where
they lived until moving to Cypress Cove
in Fort Myers, Florida in 2009.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 63
years, Marilyn, of Fort Myers; sons Mike
of Des Moines, Iowa and Marc (partner
Bobby Jett) of Iowa City, Iowa; grand-
daughter Brooke Moen of Oakland,
California; grandsons Andrew and
Christopher Moen of Iowa City; nephews
Don (Valetta) Hauge of Sioux City; Jeff
(Linda) Watt of Sioux City; John (Marian)
Guzallis of Grand Island, Nebraska; Terry
(Sandy) Guzallis of Omaha, Nebraska;
Joe Bjordal (partner Ken Hahn) of
Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mike Bjordal of
Chicago, Illinois; Kelly (Sharon) Bjordal
of Eagan, Minnesota; Peter Pierson of
Fairbanks, Alaska; and Chris (Becky)
Pierson of Plymouth, Minnesota; nieces
Arlie (Bob) Birney of Bloomington,
Minnesota; Beverly Buttermore of
Wichita, Kansas; Karen (Denny) Jensen
of Littleton, Colorado; Becky (Chris)
Kersting of Yuba City, California; Chriss
(Ed) Camenzend of Sioux City; Jacque
Watt of Waterloo, Iowa; and Judy Watt
of West Des Moines, Iowa; sisters-in-
law Norma (John) Pierson of Plymouth,
Minnesota and Pat Bjordal of Chippewa
Falls, Wisconsin; and former daughters-
in-law Kirsty Moen of Okoboji, Iowa and
Monica Moen of Iowa City.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Mikkel and Annie Moen; sisters
Clara (Al) Hauge, Agnes (Cliff) Watt,
Kalma (Olin) Martin, and Margaret (John)
Guzallis; nephews Tom Watt and Dick
Watt and brother-in-law Joseph Earle
"Bud" Bjordal.

Celebration of life services will be held
at the Chapel of Cypress Cove, Fort
Myers, Florida on Thursday, June 17 at
2 p.m. A graveside service will take place
later in Sioux City, Iowa.4


erry Hyder passed away at Hope
Hospice, Shell Point on June 3,
Jerry was born in East Liverpool, Ohio
in 1929 to Fred and Thelma Hyder. He
was preceded in death by three broth-
ers and three nephews. He is survived
by a sister, Becky Rice (husband Curt),
of Glendora, California; eight nephews
and nieces; wife Joann of 56 years;
daughter Pamela Hyder of Sanibel; son
Mark Hyder; and grandchildren Hanna
Hyder and Hunter Hyder of Aiken, South
Jerry graduated from East Liverpool
High School in 1947. He received
a BA from Westminster College in
Pennsylvania and a MEd from the
Univeristy of Pittsburgh.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps
during the Korean War from 1951 to
Jerry worked for PPG Industries in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the coating
division for 29 years as sales and market-
ing manager.
He was a member of East Liverpool,
Ohio Hall of Fame, a 50-year member of
Masonic Lodge 769 of Pennsylvania and
a member of FISH of Sanibel.
Burial was at Robinson Run Cemetery
in McDonald, Pennsylvania.
Memorials may be sent to Hope
Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort
Myers, FL 33908, or to FISH, 1630B
Perwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957.4


MAY 22, 2010
Jim, Patti, Jaime, Kimberly and
Kevin Poshek would like to thank
everyone for their many kindnesses
and loving support in the loss of our
beloved son and brother, Dan Poshek.
Your thoughtfulness means so much
to us.2


(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008
Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree
Across from the Bank of the Islands

ISLAND SUN JUNE 18, 2010 13

Sponsor Announced
10K Race Fundraiser

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Terry Igo, Maggi Feiner (president of FISH), Dick Pyle, Jim Young, Chip Lesch, Susan
Ayres, Nancy Bender, Sylvia Hutchison, Bill Fellows, Beth Weigel, Ed Ridlehoover and Pete
FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel announced that the Sanibel Captiva
Trust Company has become the premier sponsor for the second annual 10K
Race 4 FISH, which will take place on Sanibel on Saturday, October 16.
Al Hanser, Founder, CEO and co-chairman of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
said, "FISH is an excellent organization doing important work on our islands, giving a
helping hand to those in need. At the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company we are pleased
to be associated with the great work of the FISH organization and to support the 10K
Race 4 FISH, which is the major fund raising activity this year."
The race, which begins at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, will follow a
marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the fin-
ish line. There will also be a trade exposition, aimed at the runners and their families
and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for run-
ners. The 10K Race 4 FISH is being held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track
Club and is expected to attract more than 500 runners this year.
"We are delighted that the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has chosen to become
the premier sponsor for our 10K Race 4 FISH," said Maggi Feiner, president of FISH.
We have had a long standing relationship with trust company and we are pleased to
have forged this new partnership for our important FISH October fundraising event."
FISH of Sanibel, Inc. is a non-profit, staffed by volunteer organization, assisting
Sanibel and Captiva islanders and visitors with a wide range of services. For more than
28 years FISH has been a "neighbor helping neighbors" by offering a range of human
services including:
Daily hot meals program
Emergency financial assistance
Food pantry
In-home visitation
Health care referral service
Person-to-person telephone calls
Non-emergency transport on and off the island
Temporary loan of health equipment
Hurricane preparedness information
FISH relies on community support to fund all programs and accepts unopened,
unexpired food items which are delivered directly to island families in need. The Walk-
in-Center is now located at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B, Sanibel (next to Pfeifer
Realty Group) and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FISH can
be contacted at 472 4775.4

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Shell Museum
Coloring Contest

Prize book selection

Diane Thomas, public programs
specialist at The Bailey-Matthews
Shell Museum, invites all children
in age groups five through eight, and
nine through 12 to participate in a
School's Almost Out coloring contest.
The children are asked to complete the
drawing titled, I'm nature's own sub-
marine, published in the museum's first
original shell coloring book. Children
can complete the reproduction in the
newspaper or stop by the Museum
Store and pick up a coloring book. The
shell museum's coloring book is dedicat-
ed to the memory of museum volunteer,
Betty Farnum.
Children in the younger age group
are asked to use crayons to complete
the picture. The older children may use
either crayons or colored pencils. Each
entry must include contact informa-
tion. The child's name, address and
telephone number should be submitted
with the art work. Entries can be mailed
to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel,
FL, 33957 or placed in an envelope
clearly labeled with the child's name and
dropped off at the Museum Store. All
entries must be received by June 25.
Winners in both age groups will be
announced on July 2. Contest winners
will receive six museum guest passes for
treating family and friends to a visit to see
their art work displayed in the lobby and
the opportunity to visit the Museum Store
to choose one of the prize books.
If you have any questions contact
Diane Thomas at 395-2233.0

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Read us online at


Save The
by J. Bruce Neill, PhD
ost com-
| only, we
SIdeal with
; oil spills on the sur-
face of the ocean.
And, in most cases
these discharges
occur very close to
) shore. We are most
concerned when
the contaminating
oil comes to shore
to befoul beaches, birds and shoreline
inhabitants of the ocean with which we
are most familiar. This is only natural,
as we humans recognize these creatures
as those with which we share our ocean
The Deepwater Horizon oil blowout
and its impact on the ocean is a horse
of another color. It is a massive amount
of crude oil discharged nearly a mile
below the surface in near-freezing water.
Much of the oil may not reach the sur-
face anytime soon. Instead it will travel
in somewhat discrete patches in many
directions beneath the surface of the Gulf
of Mexico. Existing as large patches of
emulsified droplets too heavy to float and
too light to sink to the bottom it will
be trapped in the middle layers of the
ocean. Although comfortable for us since
we cannot see it, here it has the potential
to do untold amounts of damage to our
ocean ecosystems. Likely victims of sub-
surface oil contamination are copepods.
Copepods are a type of crustacean
(related to crabs and lobsters) that are
nearly microscopic and are very numer-
ous in most parts of all ocean basins.
They are prominent components of the
zooplankton community small animals
that swim and drift in the open ocean. In
fact, copepods are the dominant compo-
nent of many zooplankton communities.
In food webs, copepods serve an invalu-
able link between microscopic plants
(phytoplankton) and larger animals (krill,
fish, crabs and lobsters) in the ocean.
Copepods consume solar energy trapped
by phytoplankton and are consumed by
larger animals. They create a major con-
duit of energy of the oceans.
Copepods are so numerous that some
scientists believe they make up the largest
biomass of all animal species on the plan-
et. Pretty amazing to think that nearly
microscopic organisms, can in combina-
tion, weigh more than all the fish, or all
the whales, or all the elephants on the
planet; but they do. Who would have
thought that the workings of the oceans
rest upon the mighty, tiny copepod?
And now, as toxic crude oil flows
into the subsurface layers of the Gulf of
Mexico, we need to be aware of these
magnificent little creatures. And, we
need to be concerned for the plight of
copepods whose open ocean habitats are
befouled with our oil. The need for our
awareness and concern stems from sev-
eral reasons.
Firstly, they are magnificent little
animals deserving all the rights and con-
siderations we convey to their fuzzy or

feathered long-distant relatives: they too
are our planetary co-inhabitants worthy
of our stewardship. Secondly, they are
probably more important to our existence
on this planet than are the pelicans, or
otters whose aid we readily come to in a
time of need.
Research has shown that copepods,
at best do not do fare well in the pres-
ence of crude oil. Among other things,
they decrease their rates of reproduction.
There will likely be less of them available
to transfer energy to the other species
of animals in the ocean. With less food,
fewer animals that prey upon them are
likely to survive to ultimately be consumed
by animals higher on the food chain. -
like us.
I wish there were easy ways to "save
the copepods", but there is not at this
point in this disaster. Perhaps for the
future, our first step is to know they exist
and know they are important to our exis-

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tence. Use less energy and demand that
we use energy sources less harmful to our
For now, let's talk about the ocean
impacts of ocean pollution not just the
shoreline impacts of ocean pollution.
Don't let the clean up of birds and shore-
lines be the total solution to this disaster
- demand that we focus on all aspects of
the oil contamination.

ISLAND SUN JUNE 18, 2010 15
Dr Neill is the executive director of
the Sanibel Sea School, a Sanibel non-
profit foundation promoting marine
conservation through experiential edu-
cation. Visit

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.
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16 ISLAND SUN -JUNE 18, 2010

Florida START Officials
Meet With Local Chapter

Ralph Woodring, owner The Bait Box, Ed Chiles, Anna Marie Island restaurant owner and
founding member of START, Bruce Neill, chapter president and executive director of
Sanibel Sea School and Sandy Gilbert, chairman of The Florida START board of directors
ast Friday officials from Florida START (Solutions To Avoid Red Tide) head-
quarters met with members of the board of directors of the Sanibel-Captiva
START chapter to discuss START's expanded mission and to plan strategies
for accomplishing this year's goals. Sandy Gilbert, START state chairman led the
discussion with Ed Chiles, a founding member of START presenting the organiza-
tion's future plans. Attending from the local chapter were board members Bruce
Neill, chapter president and executive director of the Sanibel Sea School; Ralph
Woodring, owner of The Bait Box; Kevin Vertesch, treasurer and owner of Hahn
Custom Builders; Dave Westra, owner Lehr's Economy Tackle; Henry Nachtsheim,
owner of Sooncome Landscape and Contract Hauling; Les Boyle, local chapter
secretary; and Rich Bartleson, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)
Marine Laboratory and liason to the local board.

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Gilbert explained that START has expanded its mission from its initial founding in
1995 which was to control and mitigate red tide. START began after an 11-month red
tide incident had all but shut down the tourism business in the Sarasota-Longboat Key
area. The mayor of Longboat Key and several business owners joined forces and start-
ed the organization. Gilbert went on to briefly list the many START accomplishments
since its founding. START's focus has been on research and educational outreach and
its work over the past 15 years include:
The establishment of seven coastal chapters: Boca Grande, Bonita Springs,
Collier County, Englewood, Manasota, Pinellas County and Sanibel/Captiva).
Nearly all the red tide research done in Florida has been supported by START
including the formation of the Red Tide Control and Mitigation Program, a part-
nership between START and the Federal Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. This
program initiated 12 projects addressing numerous topics including the biological,
chemical or physical control of red tide, the effects on human health and outreach and
education strategies.
START has produced numerous pamphlets on a variety of red tide issues and has
produced two high definition documentary films, Guardians of the Gulf and Red Tide
Refrain which have been shown at numerous venues and made available to many
groups. In addition, the 24/7 Beach Conditions Report managed by partner Mote
Marine is an ongoing program supported by START.
Even though the faltering economy has led to funding cuts from Florida and the
federal government, START continues its mission, however, some projects will have to
be slowed down or put on hold. For instance, of the 12 research projects mentioned
above four have been deemed extremely important to unlock some of the secrets
about red tide and will be resumed when funding becomes available.
Gilbert explained that despite the funding problems, START has expanded its mis-
sion to research involving all HABS (harmful algal blooms, including red tide) and an
initiative targeting coastal communities on the gulf with an education outreach pro-
gram on sustainable seafood. With many of our fisheries in peril, START will be work-
ing with seafood purveyors, restaurateurs and chefs to acquaint the public with sustain-
able seafood options for both restaurant selections and home use.
The Sanibel-Captiva START chapter is nearing completion on a comprehensive
educational program on ocean ecology to be initially used by Lee County School
teachers. This 12-module program covers many topics all requested by Lee County
teachers and custom produced for classroom use to Florida standards. These are mate-
rials on vital topics that otherwise would not be available due to extensive budget cuts
in the past few years. This program was funded by proceeds of the Sanibel-Captiva
Cracker Fest, which will be held again this year on November 5. Details will be
announced at a later date.#

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And often he knows what you have on your mind.
He's someone who listens, suggests, and defends -
He can be one of your very best friends!
He's proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong,
A dad can be patient and helpful and strong!
In all that you do a dad's love plays a part,
There's always a place for him deep in your heart.
And each year that passes you are even more glad,
More grateful and proud just to call him your dad!

Thank you Dad for listening and caring,
For giving and sharing,
But especially for just being you!

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18 ISLAND SUN -JUNE 18, 2010

Smalltooth sawfish

New Weapon
in Battle Over
submitted by Rae Ann Wessel, SCCF
Natural Resources Policy Director
Sanibel Explores Impact of
Releases on Endangered
Caloosahatchee Habit
Last Tuesday, the Sanibel City Council
initiated an effort to bring the fate of the

federally endangered smalltooth sawfish
into the battle over lake releases to the
Motivated by an army corps of engi-
neers' comment that the Caloosahatchee
does not have legal limitations to prevent
unwanted water releases from Lake
Okeechobee, Vice Mayor Mick Denham
recommended the City of Sanibel
engage its Washington, DC attorneys,
Beveridge & Diamond, to identify strate-
gies to protect the federally endangered
smalltooth sawfish and its habitat in
the Caloosahatchee and estuary from
Lake Okeechobee releases. Citing these
releases as the most imminent threat

to our area, the city
council unanimously
approved moving for-
ward with a Freedom
of Information Act
request and will review
strategic options at the
next city council meet-
ing on July 20.
SCCF Supports
Efforts Critical to its
Over the past sever-
al years SCCF (Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation
Foundation) policy
staff has been actively
engaged in supporting
the NOAA/National
Marine Fisheries
Service's endangered
designation of both
the smalltooth sawfish
and its habitat in the
Caloosahatchee and
Charlotte Harbor areas.
The smalltooth
sawfish historically
ranged from Texas
to Virginia and was
common in the tidal
Today, the fish and its
habitat have experi-
enced a 90 percent
reduction in its U.S.

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range and a 95 percent reduction in
population. The Caloosahatchee, Charlotte
Harbor and Everglades are considered its
last remaining range in the nation.
The smalltooth sawfish is known to have
very high site fidelity underscoring the need
to focus on and improve the conditions in
the Caloosahatchee and Charlotte Harbor.
Critical to its survival are the quality, quan-
tity and timing of freshwater delivery to the
Affects from Lake Okeechobee

The Caloosahatchee River has three
sets of lock and dam structures constructed
to provide flood control from excess fresh
water that resulted from the connection of
the Caloosahatchee to Lake Okeechobee.
The construction and operation of these
structures has significantly altered and
affected the salinity range and freshwater
flows in the river, two aspects that are sus-
pected to alter behavior and habitat use pat-
terns of the sawfish.

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The volume, timing, and quality of
freshwater delivery to the estuary have been
compounded by the 1960's construction of
the westernmost structure, the WP Franklin
Lock and Dam (S79), which cut off approx-
imately 12 miles of the historic tidal range
that extended east to Fort Denaud, just west
of LaBelle. Adding to that, the operation
schedule for Lake Okeechobee releases
has contributed to more extremes in the
estuary. Salinities at the Franklin Lock have
ranged from a low of 0 psu (a/k/a parts
per thousand) to a high of 23 psu (ppt). A
salinity of 0 = freshwater; 35 = seawater.
This variability has caused a complete loss
of submerged grass habitat in the upper
reaches of the river. Extremes in water dis-
charges in eight of the past 10 years has
prevented the natural system from recover-
ing this critical habitat.
The graph, compiled by SCCF Marine
Lab staff, shows water flow from the WP
Franklin dam from 1996 to 2009. The
black line represents water flow this year,
2010, against the background of water
flows over the previous 13 years. The red
area represents the predominant range of
flows where flows are 50 percent of the
time. The blue areas represent the least
frequent flows. Note that this year's flows
(the black line) include extraordinary flows in
late April and May outside the range where
flows have occurred the past 13 years,
demonstrating the unnatural phenomenon
of high spring discharges.
We applaud the city for taking a proac-
tive approach to protecting our river and
estuary. We must demand our natural
resources receive the same consideration as
other parts of the south Florida ecosystem
and are not considered an easy target for
damaging flows. Over the years we have
requested equity in the impacts we receive

ISLAND SUN JUNE 18, 2010 19
relative to other stakeholders in the system.
The response we have heard is a hollow
euphemism called "shared adversity" that
has led only to shared damage between the
estuaries and the lake. Enough is enough,
we cannot allow continued mismanagement
to push an endangered species beyond its
last remaining habitat.
SCCF policy at work
In May, SCCF policy staff participated in
the following meetings: South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD) Water
Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC)
meeting on Lake O releases and adaptive
protocols for lake releases in West Palm
Beach; board of county commissioners and
public meetings with U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers Jacksonville District Commander
Colonel Pantano; SFWMD Governing
Board workshop and meeting in Stuart;
Ceitus Boat Lift Consent Agreement meet-
ing in Cape Coral; Everglades Summit in
Washington, DC; Everglades Coalition quar-
terly meeting in Washington, DC.
In June, policy staff will be participating
in the SFWMD Governing Board workshop
and meeting in West Palm Beach (agenda
can be found through a link on SCCF's cal-
endar); Save Our Creeks annual meeting at
Fisheating Creek Campground; Southwest
Florida Watershed Council meeting; Florida
Coastal and Ocean Conference 2010 in
As part of the SCCF Marine
Laboratory's work, real-time water quality
data from the SCCF RECON (River, Estuary
& Coastal Observing Network) sensors can
be found at
Community support through membership
dues and tax-deductible contributions makes
this work possible.0

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20 ISLAND SUN- JUNE 18, 2010

Center Meets
The Center for Environmental and
Sustainability Education has met
its annual Haffenreffer Challenge.
Thanks to donations received from its
many supporters on Sanibel Island, as
well as generous gifts from the Thomas
Berry Foundation and the American
Teilhard Association, the center was
able to surpass the goal of $10,000 set
by philanthropists Peter and Mallory
Center Director Peter Blaze Corcoran
said, "We were especially pleased with
the increased number of gifts from
Sanibel and Captiva islands this year,
as we recognize the difficult choices
that givers must make in these times of
great need in the local community." He
went on to say, "We were also thrilled
to receive two major gifts from presti-
gious philosophical societies whose work
inspires us at the center. These gifts
allowed us to more than double our fund-
raising goal."
The Thomas Berry Foundation is
a private foundation whose mission is
"to carry out the great work of Thomas
(Berry) in enhancing the flourishing of the
Earth community." The foundation seeks
to achieve its goals through four major
initiatives: enhancing American environ-
mental theologian and cultural historian
Thomas Berry's legacy, creating a new
field of study with implications for policy,




the Dream

promoting a moral force for environmen-
tal action, and fostering knowledge of the
universe story.
The American Teilhard Association
is guided by the writings of French phi-
losopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
According to its mission, the association
seeks to bring "an encompassing per-
spective to the task of shaping the well-
being of the entire earth community, at a
time when so many crises threaten it."
The center thanks all those who made
donations, as well as those who helped
make the sixth annual fundraising cel-
ebration a success. The March 18 event
took place at the Haffenreffer's beachside
home on Sanibel Island. Entitled, Bloom

Where You're Planted: Focus on the
Local, the occasion celebrated the role of
the center at FGCU and in the local com-
munity, its work with young people, and
the wisdom of elders. The party featured
organic food prepared with ingredients
grown by local organic gardeners.
The center relies on support from the
Southwest Florida community to continue
its "work toward realizing the dream
of a sustainable and peaceful future for

SERAT Assists
Coast Guard In
Search For Victim
Almost exactly to the day, a week
after SERAT (Sanibel Emergency
Response Assistance Team)
completed a three-day training drill
as part of MERT (Lee County Marine
Emergency Response Team), it was
called to assist the U.S. Coast Guard in
a real emergency.
During the training exercise, SERAT
responded to a mock boat collision with
multiple victims in the water. The team
provided perimeter security as well as
assisting in search and rescue operations.
The drill became a reality on May
28 when SERAT was called by the U.S.
Coast Guard to assist in the search for
a person who fell off a boat and was
missing off of Fort Myers Beach. The
responding SERAT vessels were assigned
specific search patterns in order to locate
the victim. The search covered an area

earth through scholarship, education, and
A detailed measure of the center's
progress is exhibited in the center's
recently published five-year report, Works
Toward Realizing the Dream. To request
a free copy of the report, contact the
FGCU Center for Environmental and
Sustainability Education at 590-7166 or

from Big Carlos Pass south to Wiggins
Pass. The area extended from the shore-
line to five miles off shore. The boats also
conducted detailed searches of Big Carlos
Pass and New Pass from the gulf into the
Estero Bay area.
"Everyone involved performed flaw-
lessly. I only wish we had a better out-
come," said BM1 Justin M. Wainscott,
U.S. Coast Guard. "It is a great feeling
to know that we at the Coast Guard can
rely on civilian volunteers to help a fellow
citizen in need. It's an even better feeling
when you know those volunteers know
how to do their job as well as you do,"
he said.
SERAT is a group within the Sanibel-
Captiva Sail & Power Squadron orga-
nized to provide voluntary assistance in
water related emergencies to local fire
and rescue, local law enforcement and
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CROW Case Of The Week:

Baby Duckling
by Brian Johnson
F rt Myers
resident David
SW esterman
and his friend
were driving
down McGregor
Boulevard on April
12, heading to the
store, when he
spotted a mother
duck and a few
ducklings huddled around a sewer drain
near the sidewalk. There was a pond
across the street, where they may have
come from.
It was clear to Westerman there was
some type of problem, and he asked his
buddy to drop him off; he said he would
walk home.
"The mom did not want to leave," said
Westerman. "But when I got there she
was scared of me and hid in a bush."
He could hear a duckling chirping in
the sewer below the concrete grate. He
called CROW, then the fire department,
and in time a fire truck arrived.
The firefighters used a piece of
heavy equipment to lift the grate, but
had no net to capture the duckling, so
Westerman gave them his Detroit Lions
cap and they were able to scoop up the
"The mother must have gotten
spooked because I looked all over and
couldn't find her," said Westerman, who

The duckling at CROW

ended up taking the duckling to the
CROW drop-off point at Coral Vet Clinic.
"I don't know what it is, but I
can't pass by something like that and
not stop," he said. "We grew up in
Michigan... I never got into hunting, I
always had a love for animals, I will stop
a six-lane highway to save a turtle."
"This is a wonderful human story of
someone who took the initiative and real-
ly got involved," said CROW Veterinarian
Dr. PJ Deitschel. "We also get a lot of
help from people in Cape Coral with

ducks who get stuck in canals and can't
climb over the sea wall."
The baby duckling made it through the
ordeal without injury. "He was small and
fragile, but not weak," said Dr. PJ. "He
was a tiny baby -- not even an ounce in
Staff placed him in an incubator with
two other ducklings. During the day he
hid under a feather duster and dined on
soaked duck chow.
He moved along nicely, and was trans-
ferred on May 2 to the outdoor Roberts

ISLAND SUN -JUNE 18, 2010 21

David Westerman

Cage, which features a pool. He grew up
without any difficulties or setbacks and
took well to his little group of friends.
"Ducks like other ducks," said Dr. PJ.
"It's important for them to be together so
they stay wild and are comfortable. They
get very stressed when they are alone."
CROW released the duckling in a
group back to the wild on June 10.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for
native and migratory wildlife from the
Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital
accepts patients seven days a week
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations
to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957.
Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.-

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When Tarpon
Won't Bite,
Try Shark
by Capt. Matt
Despite there
being lots
S'of tarpon
around most of last
S week, catching or
even hooking one
on my boat was
tough to almost
impossible. I could
just not get them
to eat. Talk about frustrating, seeing and
pitching baits to rolling fish for hours
without a taker.
Tarpon could be found gulfside from
Captiva all the way up Cayo Costa.
These pods were moving up and down
the beaches from 50 feet out to a half-
mile out. Using the trolling motor I had
lots of shots at fish but could just not
tempt one with a crab, pinfish or thread-

Fishing Tourney
To Benefit Lee
Trauma Unit
The 8th annual David Lee Root, Jr.
Memorial Fishing Tournament is
scheduled for Friday, July 23 at 7
p.m. It will benefit the Trauma Center at
Lee Memorial Hospital.
The Root Family lost their son David
in an automobile accident.Thanks to the
trauma unit, their son Dustin was saved.
Entry fee is $50 per angler. There is
no minimum number of anglers required
per boat to allow for fishing by kayak or

I was pulling my hair out so I decided
to try one of my confidence spots in the
bay. Even though we did not see any roll-
ing, I anchored up anyway on my GPS
mark where I had hooked fish in previous
Pulling out the rods to put out a full
spread of cut baits and live baits, I hooked
a crab on the first rod and pitched it out,
handing it to my client. Then I put a crab
on the other rod and cast it off the other
side of the boat. Before I could even get
the first of the two cut bait rods out we
had a tarpon hooked up. After five min-
utes and three jumps we were still hooked
up. Then the wild tarpon did the dreaded
quick double jump, not giving the angler
time to react and bow to the second
Almost as quick as it had started it was
over and the fish was gone. That's tarpon
Luckily when the tarpon have not
worked out and I have just needed to
bend a rod, shark fishing in the sound has
been good action and easy fishing. The
middle hole (eight to nine feet of water)
on the east side of the Intercoastal has

from the famous Matlacha fishing bridge
at Pine Island.
A barbeque will follow the photo
weigh in" along with prizes, a 50/50
raffle and chance drawings.
Those who don't fish but want to
attend the barbeque and help support the
trauma center may purchase tickets at
$8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and
All proceeds will benefit the Trauma
Center at Lee Memorial Hospital to aid
with the treatment of the severely injured
and to provide them the best chance for
For more information or to register,
call Dave and Debbie at 282-9122 or go

Blacktips are a sure bet right now

been loaded with blacktips. They range in
size from three to six feet and are swarm-
ing on the surface. Live pinfish or thread-
fins under a float only last a few minutes
before getting hit. Half a mullet or a cut
ladyfish has been attracting the bigger
sharks. There are tarpon rolling in this
area too so it's good to throw crabs while
soaking cut baits as well.
When people think of shark fishing
they want to break out the steel leader
but it's really not necessary and it cuts
down on the number of bites. As long
as you use circle hooks you can land as
many sharks as you want as the hook
catches them right in the corner of the
jaw and away from their sharp teeth most
of the time. Sure you are going to lose

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a few, but the more bites you get really
outweighs using metal.
Blacktips are one of the more sport-
ing varieties of shark out there. Their fast
runs, quick turns in direction and spirited
jumps make them a blast to catch on light
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
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details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species
and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at
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Catch & Release
Shark Fest: A Sure
Hit For Father's
Day Weekend
On Saturday, June 19 and
Sunday, June 20 (Father's Day)
the streets will close and the
tents will go up for this year's Shark
Fest on Fort Myers Beach. Captain
Jack is bringing his family-oriented,
shark-themed street fair and shark tour-
nament extravaganza back to Old San
Carlos Boulevard from 3rd Street to the
waterfront, just two quick rights over
the Matanzas Bridge. The new Nervous
Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery will
serve as the waterfront host to this
year's event. Arrive by car or boat for
this two-day, fun filled event.

You Man Enough Sudden Death Shark
Challenge. The top five teams from
Saturday will return Sunday morning to
battle it out in this first of its kind shark
competition. Everyone at Shark Fest
will get to watch the action as it is tak-
ing place. Team stats will be posted on
the screen with the shark video and the
crowds can pick their favorite team and
follow the action as teams compete for
the big prize. If that isn't enough, Sun
Sports Cycle and Watercraft will be dem-
onstrating their top-rated jet skis and jet
boats for all to see. Under the category of
"don't try this at home, these are trained
professionals," Sun Sports will put on a
show that will have everyone on the edge
of their seat.
This will be a great day for dad with
the Sudden Death Shark Challenge, jet

ski stunt show, games, boats, ATVs and
watercraft on display, and special pricing
on Land Shark Lager for dads.
After the Sun Sports Show, the
awards banquet for the teams in the Are
You Man Enough Shark Challenge will
take place under the main tournament
tent. It is open to the public and a charity
raffle and auction will be held to benefit
the Fort Myers Grotto, an arm of the
Free Masons Organization. A portion
of the proceeds from Shark Fest, The
Are You Man Enough Shark Challenge,
and all proceeds from the bounce house
and on site ATM machines will go to the
Grotto. The funds will be utilized toward
the purchase and operation of two hyper-
bolic chambers in Cape Coral which will
be made available to children who require
this very expensive treatment, free of

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charge. The Grotto already has two such
chambers operating in Fort Myers provid-
ing free of charge services to any child
that needs the treatment.
For more information, contact Capt.
Jack Donlon at 542-9777 or log on to

Our E-Mail address is

The first 50 kids that
sign up get a free fishing
pole, tackle and bait.

Saturday, June 19 Shark Fest opens
with 770 ESPN Sports talk Reel Talk
Radio host Captain Rob Modys, broad-
casting his show live from 7 to 10 a.m.
While the dozens of vendors, band and
boats from local dealers are being set up
for Shark Fest, Capt. Rob will be inter-
viewing teams live on air as they prepare
for the shotgun start of the Are You Man
Enough Shark Challenge 4. At 10 a.m.,
the magic begins. Shark Fest opens to
the public and families are encouraged to
come early. It is free for all but first come,
first served for the free kids fishing derby
that takes place at 2 p.m. from Nervous
Nellie's. The first 50 kids that sign up get
a free fishing pole, tackle and bait. This
year's poles were donated by Wholesale
Fishing Tackle in loving memory of Capt.
Skip Stafford. The bait for the kids derby
as well as the Shark Challenge teams is
provided by Catch 'Um Bait and Tackle.
The winners of the kids derby will be pre-
sented with trophies provided by Nervous
Nellie's. There is even a special prize if
one of the kids catches a shark!
Vendors will line the streets of the
fair, and ATVs, jet skis and boats will
be on display from Sun Sports Cycle
and Watercraft. There will be live music
all day, each day. Americom, a Sprint
Nextel Retailer, is providing a stadium-
sized LED screen to be located center
stage which will show highlights of the
shark action as it happens. There will be
a bounce house for the kids, face paint-
ing, games with prizes, contests and
Then on Sunday, because it's Father's
Day, Shark Fest will provide a real treat
for dads, kids and moms. Shark Fest
opens at 10 a.m. with all the vendors,
music and activities. On the Jumbo-tron
will be highlights of the first ever Are






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he Morcel family from Lexington Virginia, found a junonia and a horse conch
on the beach at Casa Ybel.M

Read us online at
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Jeri Goldsmith

Texas, was combing the shoreline
at causeway beach when she found
a king's crown. Later, at the lighthouse
pier, she found an alphabet cone and
a shark's eye. She was celebrating her
37th wedding anniversary. Goldsmith is
a 20-year veteran of the Sanibel beach-
es and will return again next year to her
condo at Lighthouse Point.

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Don't Let Congress Block New
Water Pollution Regulations In Florida
by Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resource Policy Director,
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
T his week Representatives Alan Boyd (FL-2) and Ander Crenshaw (FL-4)
proposed to add a rider to must-pass legislation in the 2010 Supplemental
Appropriations Act that would prevent the expenditure of funds for further
developing or implementing numeric nutrient criteria in Florida and would block
new water pollution regulations for Florida.
This would impact funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to
enforce numeric nutrient standards and would essentially kill the effort that has taken
10 years to develop.
Write to Florida Representatives Alan Boyd and Ander Crenshaw and Chair of the
Committee David Obey to tell them Florida needs numeric nutrient standards to pro-
tect our precious natural resources and our economy. Urge them to oppose this bad
If you also live in other states, check the list below of other members of the
Appropriations Committee and send them the same message.
Link to list of members of the House Appropriations Committee
Representative Allen Boyd: 1227 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515,
202-225-5235, 202-225-5615 fax.
Representative Ander Crenshaw: 440 Cannon House Office Building,
Washington, DC 20515, 202-225-2501, 202-225-2504 fax.
The Honorable David Obey: Chair, Appropriations Committee, H-218 Capitol,
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington DC 20515.
Some other points you may want to convey:
Nutrient pollution is becoming more widespread and severe throughout the
nation, due in part to ineffective water quality standards that don't specify a number
threshold for what level of nutrients is damaging.
Without a numeric standard measure, water quality can erode for years without
being addressed.
Pollution is causing harmful algal blooms to increase in frequency and duration.
Harmful algal blooms have been known to produce human health effects such as
rashes, eye irritation, asthma attacks, or liver damage.
These blooms also result in massive economic losses to coastal communities,
affecting restaurants, lodges/hotels, fishing, and various other large economic drivers.#

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Susan Gordon took these pictures of the yellow-crowned night herons and their babies
and, above left, the double-decker nests of the anhingas and their offspring
Night Heron Nests a, .. '
T he nests are only five feet apart on different -
branches of an Australian pine overlooking 'fl
Lake Claudene in Chateaux Sur Mer, Sanibel. I.
This is the eighth year Susan Gordon has witnessed Ait *
the frantic nest building, attempted theft of a her- *.
on's nest by anhingas, successful keeping of nest by '
herons, and the final appearance of the baby birds. )
"It's always nerve-wracking to watch the fledglings' A
attempts to leave the nests since they're over water,"
said Gordon. "At least this year there are no alligators
lying in wait beneath the branches. It's too hot even .B :
for them!"

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DDWS Funds
Refuge Interns
he "Ding" Darling Wildlife
Society-Friends of the Refuge
(DDWS) has provided living-
expense stipends for up to eight
interns at JN "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge in the
2009-2010 fiscal year. Two new
biology interns joined the staff
in mid-May and will stay on until
December 2010.
Jennessy Toribio, a recent
graduate from South Dakota State
University in Brookings, South
Dakota, has a bachelor's degree in
science, wildlife, and fisheries.
Laif Toland is a biology student at
the University of Central Florida in
"These individuals are doing
essential work for the refuge while
gaining valuable experience," said
Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik. "The
refuge, as always, is indebted to the
'Ding' Darling Wildlife Society for
making the funds available for this
DDWS is a non-profit, friends-of-
the-refuge organization that supports
the education center and other edu-
cational and biological/habitat pro-
grams and services at the refuge.
To join DDWS and become a
friend of the refuge, stop in at the
refuge education center, call 472-
1100 ext. 233, or visit www.dingdar-

Jennessy Toribio and Laif Toland, the refuge's
newest biology interns, plant native vegetation
at the refuge

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80s Hits Rockin' The Island
At The Schoolhouse

the Max, is rocking at The
Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater on Sanibel with Songs
like Girls Just Wanna Have
Fun, Love Shack, Whip It
and 500 Miles. Under the
direction of Victor Legarreta
and musical director Justin P.
Cowan, the cast of five includes
Schoolhouse newcomers Lexie
Dorsett and Gina Gloria along
with veterans Kevin T. Murphy
(Something's Afoot), Samantha ,
Rotella and Geoffrey Nelson.
The show runs Tuesdays,
Wednesday, Thursdays and .
Saturday until June 24 and then
Tuesday and Thursdays only
until August 12.
Then get time-warped again
for the second summer show,
The 70s Show, which will
debut June 26 and will run on
Wednesday and Saturday nights
through August 14. This show
will also have a special opening
night reception.
Special summer prices ($25
for adults, $10 for students) are or_ d icr
in effect as well as a special cur-
tain time of 7 p.m. A scene from 80s to the Max
The Herb Strauss
Schoolhouse Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Call the box office for tickets
at 472-6862. Visit for more information.,

English Country Dance Lessons
Learn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at Wa-ke Hatchee
Recreation Center this summer. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of
$10 which covers a lifetime membership.
Lessons will be held on Tuesdays, June 22 through August 24 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Dress is casual, wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Partners are not necessary and
beginners are welcome.
Contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828
to register or e-mail fortmyersdancers@ I S E T Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation
Center is at 16355 Summerlin Road in
Fort Myers.# BEST KIDS MENU,
With the purchase of one $15.95
and up entree Kids (10 and under)
p Ten B receive one free kids meal.
T p Ten B ks Not valid with any other promotion
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1. Cutting For Stone by Abraham
2. Little Bee by Chris Cleave ONE, GET ONE
3. Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's
Nest by Stieg Larsson
4. Deep Shadow by Randy Wayne
White Shrimp & Chips or
5. South of Borad by Pat Conroy Fish & Chips
6. Shark River by Randy Wayne Includes corn and French Fries
7. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne TUESDAY ONLY
White (no take-out)
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9. Mudbound by Hillary Jordan All special offers good with ad, one
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Sanibel-Captiva Art League paint-out
Art League Exhibits Open


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League member painting an acrylic wildlife scene
Island visitors and residents are welcome to view over 100 paintings by members
of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League in their annual Summer Art Exhibits held in
the Sanibel Public Library and in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery. Tropical scenes in
watercolor, oil and acrylic include many done during the league's weekly paint-outs.
There are also still life, abstracts, florals, digital imagery and wildlife in a variety of
colorful media. The library, 472-2483, and BIG ARTS, 395-0900, are located on
Dunlop Road near Sanibel City Hall.

League members painting outdoors
In the library the artwork extends around side walls and also hangs on the back wall
of the newly-added media center. Residents and visitors may use the library facilities
including computers, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, tapes and reference materials.
On view at BIG ARTS on weekday afternoons Art League members' works are
featured with several paintings from each artist. In addition there are two more exhib-
its. Brushstrokes From the Soul is a special collection on loan from the Alvin A. Dubin
Resource Center. This artwork has been created by people experiencing various
stages of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. Artreach Banners from the Human
Trafficking Awarness Partnership are also on view. This traveling exhibit is part of pro-
grams to increase awareness, training and prevention so that slavery will be eradicated
in today's world.
For more information about the League's seasonal events such as weekly Paint-outs
and Portrait Workshops, Clothesline Sale, exhibits, and monthly meetings, visit www. or write to San-Cap Art League, PO Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957.0

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Arabian Nights

Is Arts For ACT

Benefit Theme
This year, Arts for ACT's popular
fundraiser has the theme Arabian
Nights. The fine art auction ben-
efits Abuse Counseling and Treatment,
Inc. will have 53 artists and the silent
auction will consist of over 100 pieces
of artwork and miscellaneous items. The
guest celebrity auctioneer will soon be
The auction pieces range from fun to
formal, traditional paintings to the unique,
painted furniture and clay sculpture.
The preview event is being held at the
Edison State College in Richard H. Rush
Library on Friday, June 18 from 5:30 to
8 p.m.
NirVana Indian Fusion Cuisine
Restaurant will be catering the preview
and hosting an after-party at the restau-
rant featuring a buffet starting at 7:30
p.m. The restaurant is located at 9101
College Parkway in Fort Myers.
The preview opens at 5:30 p.m.
and ends at 8 p.m. There will be belly
dancing, fortune tellers and sultans. A

Mike Moukios

Middle Eastern bazaar will be set up
selling soaps, exotic oils, jewelry, pot-
tery and henna hand tattoos. Middle
Eastern foods and music will be featured.
Tickets are $125. All proceeds benefit
Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.,
the domestic violence and sexual assault
center serving Lee Hendry and Glades
Contact the administrative offices of
ACT at 939-2553 for additional informa-


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30 ISLAND SUN- JUNE 18, 2010

BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp
For Kids Begins Soon

B IGis tak-
ing enroll-
ment for
Arts Camp,
which will
run Monday
Friday, 9
a.m. to 3
p.m., June
28 through
13. Pre-
will receive
a free sum-
mer camp T-shirt design for BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp 2010
T-shirt ., ,. .- .... .

Children entering grades K through
5 in the fall will be offered activities on a
rotating schedule including painting, pot-
tery, music, drama and movement. Arts
and music appreciation, weekly projects,
and interactive stage productions encour-
age interest and wonder in the arts.
For grades K through 5 tuition is
$115 per week; three or more weeks are
$100 per week.
The fine arts apprentice program for
middle and high school students provides
an opportunity to be an instructor or

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LdKae classes. Courses include used 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 further information or to regis-
ter, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop
Road Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail, or log on to www.

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10 A.M. 6 P.M. MON SAT
12-5 P.M. SUNDAY

Make A Splash! Summer Reading
Program At The Sanibel Library

n Saturday June 19, the Sanibel
Public Library kicks off the
Summer Reading Program with
games, prizes and popcorn. Come in
and sign up and join in for some fun.
Sign up and festivities will be held from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Programs will be held on Tuesdays at
3 p.m. Special events include:
June 22: Magic by John
June 29: Eighth annual Mini-Parade
Float contest

Make Teen
Programs At
The Library
een VIP After-Hours Programs are
back this summer at the Sanibel
Public Library. The teen portion
of the Summer Reading Program will
be held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. VIP
After-Hours Programs are for teens and
'tweens only. This is their time to take
control of the library with crafts, games
and fun. Miss Barb and other library
staff are on hand to help make the
nights fun.
The schedule is:
June 22: Coffee House/Bling for Your
Purse and Shorts
June 29: Altered Books
July 6: Tie Dying (Bring a white
July 13: Duck Tape Fun
July 20: Open Mike Night Get
Ready to Rock!
July 27: Pizza Night/Scavenger Hunt
August 3: Jean Purses (Bring a pair of
old jeans)
August 10: Chocolate Daze/Sand Art
The coffee bar is back by popular
demand. Snacks and fun are guaranteed.
For more information, call Ms. Barb at

July 6: Scavenger Hunt
July 13: Toni Westland of "Ding"
Darling presentation
July 20: Page Turner Adventures
July 27: Stephanie Ray of Tarpon Bay
August 3: John Storm's World of
August 10: didgeridoo Down Under
For more information, call Miss Barb
at 472-2483.0

From page 11
League Of
Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is
strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports
nor opposes candidates for office at any
level of government. At the same time,
the league is wholeheartedly political and
works to influence policy through advo-
cacy. It is the original grassroots citizen
network, directed by the consensus of
its members nationwide. The 900 state
and local leagues are comprised of a vast
lobby corps that can be mobilized when
"...Sanibel Island will now have a dedi-
cated force of over 80 volunteer league
members working to bring an objective
and broad perspective on important
issues to Sanibel residents," said league
President Benninga.4


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Groups Display
BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery is host-
ing art from three community
groups, The Human Trafficking
Awareness Partnerships, the Alvin A.
Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center
and The Sanibel-Captiva Art League.
Exhibits are open through Monday,
August 16. Phillips Gallery hours are-
Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Painted banners created to raise
awareness of human trafficking and
modern-day slavery are on display. The
art project is part of the efforts of Human
Trafficking Awareness Partnerships
(HTAP). HTAP was formed in 2006 to
help develop awareness of human traf-
ficking and organize community leaders
to stop it. Its work has fostered coopera-
tion among law enforcement, service
providers, community members and the
media, leading to rescues, arrests, and
prosecution of people dealing in human
slavery. Human trafficking can happen
to anyone, including U.S. citizens. Many
victims are homeless, or are in financial
difficulty, some are runaway or "missing"
children. Most victims are so ashamed at
what they have been forced to do or so
fearful of U.S. law enforcement, they will
not admit they are victims. Women make
up more than 80 percent of the victims,
and more than 50 percent are children.
The U.S. government has freed more
than 1,000 slaves in Florida since 1997.


From the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's
Resource Center's art project
HTAP, Zonta, and ninth graders from
Cypress Lake Center for the Performing
Arts will present a human trafficking pro-
gram in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery, from
7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, July 19. The
evening includes a 30-minute DVD of a
play created by the students and discus-
sion by these participants.
Phillips Gallery is also displaying art
created by individuals experiencing the
various stages of Alzheimer's disease.
The art exhibit is on loan from the Alvin
A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center,
as part of its goal to educate the public
regarding the disease. This art was cre-

Silhouettes banner from the Human
Trafficking Awareness Partnerships project
ated by individuals who receive services
from local assisted living facilities, skilled
nursing centers, day stay programs, and
retirement communities.
The Sanibel-Captiva Art League's mis-
sion is to create opportunities to create
art, share art, support art education, and
to enhance the community artistically.
Exhibits are supported by Visual Arts
Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner
and Russ Bilgore.
For further information about events
at BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail

Backstage, oil by Peter Zell, of the San-
Cap Art League

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Island Sun
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Art Of The Olympians Exhibit

Fencers Mexico, 1968 V. Smith, USA

The Art of the Olympians (AOTO) Museum is offering a sneak peek of the
newest exhibit featuring the works of Skip Cutting, a two-time U.S. Olympic
Team Racing Cyclist, teacher, cycling team coach, and artist.
Families, friends and community members are invited to attend an opening recep-
tion on Friday, June 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Skip Cutting
exhibit in the Cultural Experience Gallery at the Art of the Olympians Al Oerter Center
for Excellence at 1300 Hendry Street. There is no admission charge.
Guests will have an opportunity to meet Cutting, listen to his Olympic stories, and
view his exceptional paintings. The exhibit will be on display until August 14.
Cutting has achieved many accomplishments in his sports career both as a member
of the 1964 and 1968 Olympic teams and as a member of the 1967 and 1971 Pan
American Teams. As one of a small group of American pioneer racing cyclists, Cutting
raced internationally in 26 countries with nearly 300 race finishes in the top three
honors. In 1987, Cutting won the world master's road race championships, and in
2002 was inducted into the U.S. Bicycle Racing Hall of Fame.
For more than 40 years, Cutting has painted, drawn in pen and ink, and sculpted
to capture the passion and spirit of the Olympic experience. The exhibit highlights
more than 30 multi-media works by Cutting.


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On The Gulf
Returns To Naples
T he 25th annual SummerJazz on
the Gulf concert series will kick off
at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf
Club on Saturday, June 26 with a free
concert by the nine-piece band Blue Dice.
The fun, free concert series, a popular
tradition for many Floridians, combines
the smooth sounds of jazz with beauti-
ful gulf views, stunning sunsets over the
water, refreshing breezes, and a relaxing
The concert, like all of the
SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts, will be
held on the resort's scenic Watkins Lawn
overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The con-
cert will be from 7 to 10 p.m., and there
will be parking just north of the hotel
at Lowdermilk Park, with free parking
provided to those with a Naples beach
sticker. Free trolley service running to
and from the resort also will be available.
Guests may bring lawn chairs or blankets
for seating, but coolers are not permitted.
Call 239-261-2222 for further informa-
tion and directions.
Returning to SummerJazz, the impres-
sive nine-piece Blue Dice is known for
its soulful hard-hitting funk, rock, blues
and jazz. One of Florida's most popular
independent recording artists, Blue Dice
serves up a spicy selection of music. The
band features a talented horn section
consisting of Bobby Rose, Dale Gabbard,
Ralph Garcia, and George Marks. Lead

Blue Dice

vocals are by David Bley, who is accom-
panied by Bud Grudnik on keyboards, Pat
Peterson on bass, Mick Ruane on drums,
and Roger Hughes on lead guitar. The
mixture of musicians draws music reviews
likening the band to national recording
artists Van Morrison and Tower of Power.
For band information, visit www.bluedice.
com .
"Blue Dice is a great band to kick off
this year's SummerJazz concert series,"
said Jim Anderson, food and beverage
director of The Naples Beach Hotel &
Golf Club, and organizer of the concert

series. "They are a high-energy band with
great vocals, a wonderful horn section,
and an all-around great jazz sound."
In addition to the June 26 concert,
there also will be free concerts on
Saturday, July 24 (with entertainment by
Late Night Brass); Saturday, August 28
(featuring the Mike MacArthur Band); and
on Saturday, September 18, (with enter-
tainment by Denise Moore and Then
Bob Taylor Chevrolet is sponsoring
the June 26 concert. The July 24 concert
is being sponsored by Insurance Risk

Management Services, and Fifth Third
Bank. The August 28 concert is being
sponsored by CIGNA, and D. Garrett
Construction. The September 18 concert
is being sponsored by BSSW Architects,
and TIB Bank.
"As this is the 25th year of
SummerJazz, we really sought out out-
standing bands," said Anderson. "I know
that jazz lovers will be very pleased with
this year's line-up, which features a very
nice variety of groups that will all truly
entertain the audience."
Guests attending the concerts may
wish to dine at the resort's HB's on the
Gulf, the city of Naples' only beachfront
restaurant, which serves fresh Florida
seafood and traditional American favor-
ites. Patrons also can enjoy a drink at the
popular Sunset Beach Bar. Refreshments
and grilled items also will be available for
purchase at each concert.
In conjunction with each concert,
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
will offer a special SummerJazz Rate for
concert goers who wish to stay at the
resort on those evenings. For reservations
or additional information, call 800-237-
7600 or 239-261-2222, or visit www.
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
is located at 851 Gulf Shore Boulevard
North in Naples.0

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To Write Or Not
by Christine
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SV V the bay
u a I put the paddle
i down, leaving the
canoe to drift about
under the morning
sun while question-
ing how a mother
knows when to give
up certain selfish passions and fold laun-
dry instead. I struggled with this, and
needed to know whether I should hang
my cravings to write out to dry until a
different stage in life, or when I am old
and there is no one to answer to but the
flowers in my yard."
excerpt from the book Sand in My
Before I start writing a book, I go over
the impracticalities in my mind. I'm not
going to get the hours of sleep that I like.
I won't be saying "yes" to all the social
invitations. The laundry, which I fold at
night, will start piling up again into moun-
tains my children climb on. There will be
no television watching, and hardly time
for reading. The decision for me to write
is similar to that of having another baby,
or buying a puppy. There's never a per
fect time. It's an emotional choice, and
life-changing, too.
But I think of the ideas I have, and
how sad, if I don't pursue them they'll
remain like seeds in a packet that never
get opened. I make my choice to write
and like a gardener stepping out into her
patch of dirt, I begin raking through the
mess, simplifying my life and clearing the
way so I can write. All I need is a consis-
tent two-hour chunk of time morning
or night. And because my three-year-old
wakes early, climbing into my bed to cud-
dle, I decide at this particular stage, night
writing will have to do. But that means I
can't get tired in the evenings. No falling
asleep on the couch by nine!
I find myself dusting my desk, empty-
ing drawers, and clearing my schedule for
upcoming months. I also search for new
music. I listened to Mozart while writing
Sand in My Eyes, but need different
music now. I buy a sandalwood candle
and lotion for my fingers that will soon
be hitting the keys. I switch from drink-
ing two cups of coffee in the morning, to
one, and then add two cups in the late
afternoon, hoping for an added oomph.
My husband questions whether all of this
is a writer's ritual or procrastination. I tell
him it's "nesting" I'm carrying within an
idea and preparing for it to come out.
I laugh at myself, aware that when we
pursue what we are passionate about, it
might at first look to others as if we are
only playing in the dirt. But there is a
difference between playing and toiling in
that toiling brings forth change in your life
- even if that change is in your state of
mind. My state-of-mind is full of anticipa-
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my toiling turns into a garden, or a novel
that others will like, it's okay, because the
process is already bringing me joy.

For anyone choosing to pursue their
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go about finding the time and energy to
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needed in your garden, in your life, once,
or twice a year. Trim away that which
serves no purpose and benefits neither
you nor others. And space your plants
appropriately. Over planting, crowding
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Yellow Butterfly
by Carol H. Ehrlich
Late afternoon sun filters
through the leaves
on this lazy summer day.
The hour's glowing green
foretells dusk
and cloaks me in contentment.
Only the barest breath of air
moves the tips of pine boughs.
Their languid sway
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I breathe in without knowing
soak up the silence
no expectations, no waiting,
no thoughts.
A yellow butterfly appears.
It flutters through the sunlight
and shadows
too small for a swallowtail or
cloudless sulphur,
too big for a flying insect.
Wings working overtime,
it dips and rises in
distorted circles
Following some unknown instinct?
or is this its form
of peace?
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U.S. Open Returns To Pebble Beach,
A Decade After Tiger's Victory
by Ed Frank
Sany have said it was the greatest, most dominating vic-
tory in the history of professional golf. That triumph in
the U.S. Open was 10 years ago at the most beautiful
golf course in the world, Pebble Beach.
The U.S. Open has returned to Pebble Beach this week for
the first time since Tiger Woods' 15-stroke domination in 2000.
It was and still is the widest margin of victory in a major golf tour-
nament a record that had stood for 138 years when Old Tom
Morris won the 1862 British Open by 13 strokes.
Plagued by a sex scandal, marital problems and a neck injury,
Tiger nevertheless is back at Pebble Beach in an attempt to get
his golf game back on track and capture America's tournament.
Although it has been a decade since his blowout win, that amazing victory is still
recalled in vivid memory by those who saw it. And it will be chronicled this weekend by
the broadcasters and writers covering golf's most important tournament.
There are two certainties in this year's U.S. Open:
1. Pebble Beach is a far different course than it was 10 years ago, but its beauty
and perilous difficulty remains.
2. No one, including Tiger Woods, is going to win by 15 strokes.
His Pebble Beach victory 10 years ago started with a 65, the lowest round ever at
a U.S. Open played there. A second-round score of 69 put him six strokes in front.
Although he fired a 71 on Saturday, his lead increased to 10. His one-under-par tally
on the final day (12 under for the tournament) provided a 15-stroke cushion over
runner-up Ernie Els.
Tom Watson, the 1982 Open winner at Pebble Beach, said Woods "dominated a
golf tournament to me, the most important tournament there is, our National Open
- more than anyone had ever dominated it in modern times."
NBC golf analyst Johnny Miller, the 1973 Open champ, noted that Woods did not
three-putt a single hole while sinking every conceivable putt imaginable.
Since that historic victory 10 years ago, Woods has captured two addition U.S.
Opens, 2002 and 2008.
In preparation for this year's Open, changes have been made throughout the
course, but the major alterations were made to the 8th, 9th and 10th holes, probably
the most difficult three-hole stretch of par fours in golf.
Fairways have been moved closer to the Pacific Ocean cliffs that abut the three
holes. Holes nine and 10 have been lengthened. And landing areas and the greens
have been changed.
There have been thrilling victories in the long history of the U.S. Open. But nearly
all agree that Tiger's win a decade ago stands alone.
Will he capture his fourth U.S. Open and his 15th Major championship this week-
end despite his current problems? We'll know come Sunday afternoon.
Miracle Advanced Baseball Camp Set for June 30
The Fort Myers Miracle annual Youth Advanced Baseball Camp for youngsters
13 to 18 years old will be held June 30 under the direction of Miracle Manager Jake
Mauer, his coaches and players will provide instruction on improving baseball skills
in batting, fielding and pitching during this intensive one-day camp. The cost is $115
and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Miracle on the Road this Week following All-Star Break
The Miracle began the week with a first-half season record of 26-34, nine games
out of first-place in the Florida State League South Division.
The team returns to Hammond Stadium next Thursday to face first-place Charlotte
in a three-game series. The Thursday to Saturday series will begin at 7:05 p.m. each
Mary Goldklang, Miracle Principal Owner, Elected to League Hall of
Florida State League President Chuck Murphy announced this week that Mary
Goldklang, the principal owner of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team, has been
elected to the league's Hall of Fame. He will be honored at the induction ceremony on
November 8.
Goldklang has been involved with the Miracle for 20 years, 19 here at Fort Myers.
Under his leadership, the Miracle has become one of the top teams in the league.
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mation 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
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Will Power
Factors To Consider Before
Converting A Traditional
IRA Into A Roth IRA
Sby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts &
Estates Attorney; CPA

ince the tax
S41" Slaw now
Allows us to
S*more easily con-
vert traditional IRA
accounts into Roth
IRAs, I'm frequently
asked whether this
is a good idea.
While everyone's situation is different
which will lead to different conclusions,
the approach one should take when
deciding what might be in your best
interest is the same. Allow me to outline
the questions one might ask to deter-

mine if converting a traditional IRA into
a Roth IRA makes sense:
First, recognize that when you convert
a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA that
you must pay the income taxes on the
amounts converted. While the govern-
ment allows you to pay those taxes over
the next two years (if you convert in
2010), you are, in essence, accelerating
income that normally wouldn't be subject
to tax. Therefore, you should calculate
whether the present value of the dollars
you are paying this year (and next, poten-
tially) will be outweighed by the future tax
free growth of the IRA.

Second, when you are making the
present value calculation, you will have to
estimate the future growth using several
variables. Those variables include what
you expect the rate of return to be on the
Roth IRA over a time period once you
have converted. The time period itself is
a variable. You have to assume that your
life expectancy equals or exceeds the
amount of time that it will take for the
future growth to outweigh the present
value of the taxes paid today.
If you don't intend to use the Roth
IRA monies but instead intend to leave
those monies to your heirs, then you can
obviously lengthen the time period you
will use when making your present value
dollar recovery calculation. Keep in mind,
however, that although you will not have
required minimum distributions from your
Roth IRA, heirs other than your spouse
will have required minimum distributions
following your demise.
Speaking of taxes, one must also con-
sider the variable of tax rates. Without
further legislation, the Bush tax cuts
expire at the end of this year. Income
tax rates will increase, returning to their
2001 levels. If you should decide to defer
the payment of income tax, you will have
to consider whether your income will
push you into a higher marginal income
tax rate, thereby affecting your calcula-
Next, you should be able to pay the
income taxes with money outside of the
IRA. It defeats the purposes and messes
up your calculation if you are paying
taxes from the same amounts that you

plan to grow tax free. If you don't have
sufficient outside funds to pay the taxes,
then it probably doesn't make economic
sense to make the conversion, unless you
are assuming a higher growth rate and
a longer time period in which to achieve
that growth.
When you convert to a Roth IRA, you
better not need those monies for a period
of five years following the conversion,
since Uncle Sam does not allow you to
invade the Roth for that amount of time
following the conversion.
Finally, an often overlooked item cen-
ters on the government's promise. When
you make the conversion from a tradi-
tional IRA to a Roth IRA you are doing
so on the government's promise that the
Roth IRA will continue to grow tax free
and that withdrawals from the Roth IRA
will not be taxed as income. If the gov-
ernment should later decide to tax Roth
IRA withdrawals, then you can throw all
your calculations out the window.
While you may scoff at the idea of the
government going back on its promise
not to tax Roth IRA distributions, con-
sider that there once was a time when
the government promised us that social
security income would not be taxed.
Remember that? So when you convert
a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, you are
making a leap of faith that our govern-
ment won't change the rules after you
pay the taxes.
Hope this clears this all up for you!
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Following Parade
t's Road Rally time so... get it in
gear! Put on your driving gloves,
your cool sunglasses and your think-
ing caps. The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist
Club invites all residents and visitors to
participate in this annual island tradition
beginning at noon on July 3.
For those of you who don't know
about this event, the Road Rally is a
scavenger hunt for answers to clever
questions t is not a race. The entry
fee per car is $35. You will be provided
with detailed directions and questions
- you find the answers along the way.
The route takes a little over two hours.
This year, start and finish will be at the
Timbers Restaurant, 703 Tarpon Bay
Road. You may pre-register and request
a preferred start time. All entrants will be
able to see the parade first. Entry forms
will be available from The Sanibel Cafe,
Bailey's General Store, American Legion
Post 123 and the Sanibel Grill/Timbers

PGA Tips

Rules Of Golf Tip
by Matt Oakley,
PGA Golf
Sou hit a
S Y beautiful
J. shot from
the fairway and it
hits the flagstick
and appears to go
into the hole. As
you walk up closer
you notice that the
ball is wedged between the flagstick and
the edge of the hole, but has not gone
down into the bottom of the hole. Has
your ball been holed?
The first thing we need to know is the
definition of "holed."
According to the Definitions of the
Rules of Golf: A ball is holed when it is
at rest within the circumference of the
hole and all of it is below the level of the
lip of the hole.
So, that means that no our ball is not
yet holed.
However, we may then use Rule 17-4
"Ball Resting Against Flagstick."
When a player's ball rests against
the flagstick in the hole and the ball is
not holed, the player or another person
authorized by him may move or remove
the flagstick, and if the ball falls into the
hole, the player is deemed to have holed
out with his last stroke; otherwise, the
ball, if moved, must be placed on the lip
of the hole, without penalty.
Then, simply remove the flagstick
carefully and the ball should fall into the
bottom of the hole and you have holed
out with your last stroke from the fairway!
This shows us that many of the rules
of golf are there to help us, not just
penalize us. Use the rules to your advan-
tage when possible.O

Following the rally, the Sanibel Grill
(at Timbers Restaurant) will be open for
a post-rally party for everyone. Prizes will
be awarded for time and distance closest
to the race committee's target plus points
for answers to the questions, and for the
best decorated vehicles. There will also be
a 50/50 drawing.
Members of the business community,
co-workers, individuals, groups and fami-
lies can join in. With your sponsorship
of $100, your name will appear in local
papers plus banners with your name on
them will be prominently displayed on
one of the Road Rally cars.

Sponsors are also needed to provide
items or information for drivers' goodie
bags. The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club
is a local island service club dedicated to
doing its part to aid in children's educa-
tion and other necessities within the com-
Make your checks for entries and for
donations payable to the Sanibel-Captiva
Optimist Club Foundation. Mail entry
forms, fees and donations to: Sanibel-
Captiva Optimist Club, PO Box 1370,
Sanibel, FL 33957-1370.


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40 ISLAND SUN JUNE 18, 2010
Around The Islands With Anne
Sunday Marks A Century
Of Father's Days
by Anne Mitchell
S-ather's Day turns 100 years old on June 20. This
Stime-honored celebration of Dear 01' Dad dates back
Sto Sonora Smart Todd of Spokane, Washington, who
wanted to honor the father who raised her and her five siblings
-* after her mother died. The city of Spokane celebrated Father's
*i Day for the first time on June 19, 1910 with window displays,
proclamations and a parade.
According to Hallmark, the greeting card company, which
also celebrates 100 its century this year, Todd continued to fight
most of her life to make the holiday she created a national obser-
vance. That finally -. ; .
happened in 1972. Today, people in more:: :: -
than 50 countries observe Father's Day.
Personally, I love the singing cards .....
from Hallmark for almost any occasion, : ....
but especially Father's Day. Check them
out at Arundel's Hallmark store, 1626
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. "
The Grog Shop in Bailey's Shopping ..::--- .
Center can offer lots of gift ideas including
single malt Scotch, hand-crafted beers and
fine wines. The store has a fine selection
of cigars in its walk-in humidor. Perhaps
Dad would like his own personal humidor.
The Grog Shop has reduced the prices of
its Craftsmen's Bench line of cigar keepers
by $20 to $35 depending on the model.
The Sonoma Gift Set includes a humidi-
fier and hygrometer, cigar scissors to get
a perfect cut, and a stainless wine opener.
The burled walnut finish casket holds up to Norm Zeigler shows off some Redington fly
65 cigars. rods and fishing shirts all discounted for
Father's Day at Norm Zeigler's Fly Shop

Next door, the hardware depart-
ment at Bailey's General Store I
spotted some gift ideas. How about a
soft, woolly seat cover for Dad's bike?
They come in various shapes and sell
for $14.99. Sloggers sun protection
hats and Calcutta wading ankle boots
are also possibilities.
Norm Zeigler's Fly Shop at
2242 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, is a
full-service fly shop featuring the high-
est quality product and equipment
lines, including Sage, Redington, Rio,
Simms, Umpqua, Wapsi, Mustad, and
For Father's Day, Zeigler is offer-
ing 25 percent off a top-of-the-line
Redington saltwater fly rod with tita-
nium and aluminum reel and line in a t ) 0 e
case. That drops the price from $410 The Sonoma humidor from The Grog Shop
to $309. He's also giving a five per
cent discount of all other Redington rods, 10 percent off fly fishing books and 10 per-
cent off Redington fishing shirts, which are rated SPF 30 and feature superfast drying.
To reach Zeigler, phone 472-6868.
Speaking of fishing, you could make dad's day with a fishing charter with one of
the local guides. Island Sun columnist Capt. Matt Mitchell is a 30-year resident who
knows local waters like the back of his hand. He offers inshore and offshore charters,
tarpon and game fishing as well as fly fishing. Reach Capt. Mitchell at 340-8651 or
The Island Cow restaurant is offering a free beer for Dad on Father's Day, and
the restaurant at Jerry's Market is putting on a special brunch. The island Cow is
at 2163 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-0606 and Jerry's is at 1700 Periwinkle Way,
phone 472-9300.
Both Hands 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.
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Hillgate Communications has
announced the appointment
of a new account manager, Ida
Vaynberg. Ida joins the Sanibel-based
public relations and marketing agency
to manage day to day client services
and provide marketing, public rela-
tions and advertising support to current
and potential clients on Sanibel and in
Southwest Florida and Europe.
Ida holds a Bachelor of Arts degree
in English from the University of Florida.
She was previously employed by Breeze
Newspapers as a staff writer for the
Island Reporter on Sanibel. She has also
worked for GUESS, Inc., helping to open
and co-manage the GUESS by Marciano
store at Coconut Point, Estero in 2006.0

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A big selection of fine cigars in the walk-in humidor at The Grog Shop
A big selection of fine cigars in the walk-in humidor at The Grog Shop

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-
Keylime Bistro on Captiva features
live entertainment seven days and nights
each week, phone 395-4000.
Twilight Cafe has live music with
Jeff Key from 7 p.m. to close on Fridays,
along with a late evening two-for-one

happy hour in the bar. John McClane
plays jazz at the Wednesday Jazz and
Sushi Nights. The restaurant is at 2761
West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-
Danny Morgan plays on Tuesdays
and Thursdays at Traders Store & Cafe,
phone 472-7242.
The Jacaranda has entertainment
nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight, phone
Danny Morgan and Friends play at
Casa Ybel Resort pool bar on Sundays
from 1 to 4 p.m., phone 472-3145.


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

Sunshine Seafood Cafe at 8750
Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, has live
entertainment on Friday and Saturday
nights featuring jazz and relaxing dining
entertainment, phone 489-2233.
Restaurant owners/managers, please
e-mail or fax your entertainment sched-
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ISLAND SUN- JUNE 18, 2010 41
Hidden Treasures
Rubies & Peridot:
Gemstones For
July And August
by Dan Schuyler
and Karen Bell
his column
s the his-
tory, mythology,
and facts sur-
rounding various
birthstones. If
you have a July
birthday, your
gem is the ruby;
those born in August are gifted with the
Top-quality rubies rank among the
world's rare and costly gems. Its glowing
red color has been attributed to hold-
ing vast magical powers including an
unquenchable fire, the prevention of evil
thoughts, the ability to reconcile disputes,
and the ability to bring its wearer perfect
peace and happiness.
When seeking a ruby, you should
know that they can display a range of
colors from medium to very dark, and
the hue can be orange, purple, pink, or
brown. Rubies are often slightly included
and are cut in traditional shapes. Large
rubies are rare, and the highest quality
ruby is not usually larger than five carats.
continued on page 43

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Near-beach fully-equipped 2-bedrm homes both w/
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Remodeled 2 bedrm w/
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Lot in mid-island amenities
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Gulf-front unit w/income
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42 ISLAND SUN -JUNE 18, 2010

Casual Comfort
by Jeanie Tinch
D despite their
casual decorat-
ing schemes don't
just happen. They
call for the same
amount of effort
that the most formal
of design settings
require. There's a big difference between a
room that's decorated haphazardly casual
and one that features a well thought out
casual design. Your goal should be to
have your new casual room look as if it's
not premeditated. Most importantly, your
design scheme should be comfortable and
well integrated with other rooms in your
Comfort should be your first consider-
ation. Does the furniture feel good to sit
on to touch? Just as important, does it
look comfortable? An overstuffed chair
with an ottoman sends the message,
"Come, and sit here." Certain fabrics and
materials naturally lend themselves to a
more casual style. Leather has always been
an excellent choice for upholstery in casu-
ally elegant rooms, as have nubby, heavier
textures, like chenilles and woven uphol-
stery fabrics. However, selecting a brocade
or moire fabric for your upholstery would
be contrary to casualness in decorating.
And don't forget Mother Nature.
Natural materials are inherently pleasing to
the senses, and always at home in a casual

setting. Most people are automatically at
ease with exposed wood beams, walls and
floors, as well as materials that come from
the earth itself, such as slate, stone, brick
and tile. If your floors have one of these
hard surfaces, add an area rug to soften
the look and feel.
You might also consider introducing
some greenery in the form of plants, to
add to the feeling of bringing the outdoors
in. Also, some pottery and wrought iron
accessories would be wonderful casual ele-
ments to add to your new d&cor.
Let's not forget your walls. Utilizing
wall coverings like textured string or grass
cloth, which are making a tremendous
comeback in design, would be yet another
great way to introduce more textural
warmth into your room.
Naturally, color selection plays a major
role in creating a feeling of casual comfort.
Soft, restful colors soothe the eye and the
soul, whereas bolder colors tend to excite
and stimulate perhaps even agitate.
The placement of furnishings in a
room decorated in a casual style is usually
asymmetrical because this type of room
arrangement presents a less rigid appear-
ance. Informal balance seems to lend itself
well to rooms where the message is to
relax and unwind. It's much more restful to
the human eye than a formal, symmetrical
balance where placement of furnishings is
exact and unyielding.
So relax in casual comfort. After all,
you deserve it.
Jeanie Tinch is an interior decora-
tor on Sanibel. She can be reached at

Agency Wins Regional ADDY Awards
OISE, a multi- media
brand development agen-
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and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
won four Silver Awards at the
2010 4th District Addy Awards
held in Tampa, on May 1.
This adds to the agency's
2010 tally of 19 local ADDY
awards. Over the past three
years, NOISE has won nearly
100 ADDY Awards in Southwest
100 ADDY Awards in Southwest John Sprecher Milissa Sprecher
Florida including four Judgese
Choices and three Best of Shows.
John Sprecher, chairman and creative director, said, "There are many great agen-
cies and a lot of excellent work out there. We're proud to be among the multiple win-
ners, and graciously thank our clients for their trust, confidence and partnership."
Sprecher owns the agency with his wife Milissa.
NOISE's Silver ADDY Awards:
'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort, Web site
'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort, E-marketing
Florida Repertory Theatre, Web site
Florida Repertory Theatre, campaign.:

Top Producers
oyal Shell Preferred Properties
has recognized The Burns Family
Team as top producers for the
month of May.
The Burns Family Team earned Top
Producer Listings and Top Producer
Sales. The family ranks among the top
producing agents on the islands.
They have lived on Sanibel and
Captiva Islands for over 25 years and
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From page 41
Hidden Treasures
Rubies are traditionally found
in Myanmar, Madagascar, Kenya,
Thailand, and Vietnam. Rubies are .
very wearable because they have a .
high hardness, or scratch resistance.
To clean rubies, you can safely use
liquid cleaner or detergent, but do
not scrub them. When in doubt,
bring your jewelry to the jewelry store
for cleaning and inspection twice
each year.
Along with being the birthstone '
for July, rubies are the birthstone for N ...
summer and Capricorn as well as
being the gem that celebrates 15th
and 40th wedding anniversaries.
Peridot is a yellow to yellow-green Peridot and diamond inlaid ring
gemstone that has been mined for
thousands of years. It is often the
result of volcanic action with tiny peridot crystals sometimes appearing in black volca-
nic sand. There are biblical references to its bright green color, and it is said to have
been one of the favorite gemstones of Queen Cleopatra.
The stone is thought to bring the wearer good luck, peace, and success. The pow-
ers of good health, protection, and peaceful sleep have also been attributed to peridot.
Other myths attribute the bright green gem with the ability to attract love and calm
anger while also soothing nerves and dispelling negative emotions.
Peridots are found in Myanmar, Pakistan, Norway, China, Hawaii, North Carolina,
and Arizona. The most important source of peridot in the world is the San Carlos
Apache Indian Reservation near Globe, Arizona, where Native Americans primarily
mine the stone. Interestingly, it has also been found in some meteorites, making it one
of the few gems known to exist outside our solar system.
Peridot is available in small sizes because larger stones are becoming scarce. It is
not a hard stone and can scratch easily. Carefully protect your peridot from scratches,
sharp blows, household chemicals, and extreme temperature changes. Do not use a
home ultrasonic machine for cleaning.
Along with being the gemstone for August birthdays, peridot is the birthstone for
Libra as well as being the gem for 16th wedding anniversary gifts.
Dan Schuyler can be reached at

Insurance Tip:

Oil And Your


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by Marge Meek
M any calls
from both
and homeowners
reflect the level of
concern regard-
ing how insurance
will respond if oil
comes ashore.
While insurance
companies will

need to handle each claim individually,
several have given general responses as
to whether or not a claim will be paid,
should the need arise.
Since oil is a pollutant and pollutants
are typically covered, the main issue on
whether or not your insurance will cover
the damage is how the oil was dispersed
to your property. Policies state that the
oil must be dispersed on your home or
business by a "peril insured against." The
most commonly thought of peril insured
against is a hurricane or wind driven rain.
The scenario that could play out is a hur-
ricane hits our islands and carries with it
oil that it has picked up and carried with
it to our islands. Now the claim is from
the hurricane and oil has been part of the
reason for the damage, therefore, it gets
covered as part of the insurance claim.

ISLAND SUN- JUNE 18, 2010 43
Another question frequently asked
is what about the part of the insurance
policy that provides for additional living
expense, fair rental value or in the case
of business insurance, business income.
Here the claim would again have to result
from a specified cause of loss. Again,
think of a hurricane as a specified cause
of loss and your property being uninhabit-
able due to the closure of the islands by
civic authorities or by direct damage to
your property. Insurance would typically
respond to that claim. Oil on the beach
that results in lost reservations will not be
covered, because there is not direct physi-
cal damage to the property. Most policies
would not cover land or the vegetation
on it that is affected by oil, the same as in
the case of hurricanes.
Enjoy our pristine islands today and
every day and hope we won't revisit this
Marge Meek is a local Sanibel-
Captiva insurance agent, who can be
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The Bloodmobile will be parked in the
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Only $999,000
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(239) 246-4716
RS 11/27 N TFN

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

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

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

Brian Johnson
VIP Executive Club
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LtOV Liiuiay way
Zoned for both commercial and
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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
Asking $492,500

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SR 8/6 N TFN

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For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 BTFN

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

Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN

Central location -1630 Periwinkle WayFurnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen facil-
ity Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11/21 BTFN

Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN

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

Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Rates Offered!

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

800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center New large white
tiles on floor New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT Call Nancy 239-246-4075.
SR 8/7 B TFN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Head to the mountains Highlands, North
Carolina Mountain cabin, loads of
charm, peace and quiet Get back to nature
Weekly or monthly rental
RS 6/18V 7/9

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

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

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.
$875 per month including electric.
Call David or Ronna at 472-1613.
SR 6/18 B 6/25

Very private, new carpets in bedrooms,
porcelain tile throughout.
$1,000 per month
Call 916-267-7606
RS 6/18V 6/18


This quaint 2 story island home is just 2 lots off
Beach, 2 BD/2 BA. Offered furnished.
Must see @ $1,450/mo.
This RARE 4 bedroom/3.5 bath piling home is
located looking over conservation land and is a
short walkto beach. Updated, F or UF. $2,100/mo.

This 2 bedroom/2bath ground level home
offers carport and hot tub.
$1,500/mo. Includes yard care.
This 2 bedroom/1 bath UF duplex offers screened
porch, w/d, views over water to Preserve.
This piling duplex is a must see. $900/mo

This beautiful home offers 3 bed/2baths, tile
throughout, updated pool and new paver pool
deck, 2 car garage and close to the beach, 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
S6/18 BTFN

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

New tile floors, large cooking
kitchen, new bathroom, toilet
Center Sanibel. No credit check.
$870/month plus electric
RS 6/18V TFN

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
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-

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 6/11 V 6/18

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.

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for several volunteer positions,
If you are interested, please contact
Marguerite Jordan at 472-3644 Ext. 3
or visit our website

SR 9/5 N TFN

Needed full or part time.
Call 239-580-8573
or email resume to
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Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN

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

Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
Handyman Repairs
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

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

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* Car Wash only $28K net $48K
* Retail Licensee. Work from home.
* Wigs-Work 3 days/wk net $98K
Jack Luiszer SWF Bus Advisor
"Sanibel's Business Broker"
SR 6/18V 6/18

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Bob Adams
(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. or 918-740-4972
SR 10/23V TFN

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

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

Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12V 6/25

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

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

13 Volumes 1978
Excellent Condition
SR 6/4 N TFN

1935 Steinway black ebony upright piano
and seat, made in Hamburg, Germany.
Same family owned, all parts original.
Looks good, sounds even better. Need
to sell Shell Point apartment too small.
Asking $11,000 OBO. 466-6135.
RS 6/18 D 6/18

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SR 4/28 N TFN


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

Sanibel & Captiva Islands

CALLING CARD 239-395-1213
Emergency ................................. ............. 911
Sanibel Police ................ ................... ... 472-3111
Lee County Sheriff's Office ... ............. ............ 477-1200
On Call Captiva Deputy .............. .............. 477-1000
Fire Department
Sanibel ................ .................... .......... 472-5525
Captiva ................ .................... .......... 472-9494
Florida Marine Patrol .............. .................. 332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol .............. ................ 278-7100
Poison Control. .. .............................. 1-800-282-3171
Chamber of Commerce .............. ................ 472-1080
City of Sanibel ................ ................... ... 472-4135
Administrative Office .............. ................ 472-3700
Building Department .............. ................ 472-4555
Community Housing and Resources ................... .. 472-1189
Planning Department................................... 472-4136
Sanibel ................................ ............472-2483
Captiva ................ ................... ........ 472-2133
Post Office
Sanibel ................................ ... ......... 472-1573
Sanibel (toll free) .................................. 800-275-8777
Captiva .................................. ............472-1674
Sanibel Community Association ........................... 472-2155
Senior Center .... .......... ......... ................. 472-5743
Arcade Theater. ................ ...................... 332-4488
Art League Of Fort Myers .............................. 275-3970
BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) ................. 395-0900
Broadway Palm DinnerTheatre .................... . . 278-4422
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..................... 472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony .............. ................. 472-6197
Lee County Alliance for the Arts ......................... 939-2787
Naples Philharmonic ................ .................. 597-1111
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater ...................472-6862
Sanibel Music Festival ................................... 336-7999
Sanibel-Captiva Art League ............................... 472-4258
S.W. Florida Symphony. ................ ............... 418-0996
ABWA (American Business Women's Assoc.) ................ 472-4499
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American Legion Post 123 ................ ............ 472-9979
Angel Flight SE .............................. 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
Audubon Society ............... ................... 472-3156
Sanibel Bike Club ... ........... .........
Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva .................. 274-5900
CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) .............. 472-3644
FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here). .................. 472-0404
Sanibel Island Fishing Club ............................... 472-7257
Horticultural Society of the Islands ...................... .. 472-6940
Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva........... 472-8334
Kiwanis Club .................. .........................472-2121
League of Women Voters. ............................... 994-3388
Lions Club (Tom Rothman) .............. ................ 395-3248
Master Gardeners of the Islands ....................... . 472-6940
Newcomers .................. ....................... 472-9332
Notre Dame Club of Lee County ......................... 768-0417
Optimist Club .........................................472-0836
PAWS .................................... 472-1027 or 472-9383
Rotary Club . ............................ 472-7257 or 472-0141
Sanibel Beautification Inc. .... .......................... 470-2866
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ......................... 472-6940
Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron ...................... 472-3828
Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club. ........................... 395-1770
Sanibel Youth Soccer .................. ................. 395-2040
The Military Officers Assc. of America
(MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). .............................. 395-9232
United Way of Lee County ............................. 433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline ...... (24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900
Zonta Club ................ . .................. ....... 671-6381
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum ..................... . .395-2233
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge ..................472-1100
Sanibel Historical Museum & Village ..................... 472-4648
SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) ............. 472-2329


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The treatment you expect.
The treatmentyou deserve.

Large Beachview Country Club Lot
4000sf to develop
Overlooking Golf Course
Short Walk to Beach
Sarah Ashton, 239.691.4915

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

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

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Ground Level Home
Deeded Beach Access
Large Caged-In Pool
Kara Cuscaden, 239.470.1516

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

Top Floor, 2 Bedroom with Loft
Direct Gulf with Extended Lanai
Fabulous Sunsets and Beach
Great Personal Vacation or Rental
Fred Newman orVicki Panico, 239.826.2704

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Cleared Building Site
Located on Private Shell Lane
Beach Access at End of Lane
In Captiva's Village
John & Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500

4 Bedrooms and 4 Baths
1 Acre Lot & Boat Dockage
Enclosed Heated Pool
Panoramic Views of Gulf
Jim Branyon, 239.565.3233

3 Bedroom, Ground Level, Pool
Convenient East End Location
On Private Bay Drive
Direct Access Canal-Seconds to Bay
Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

Gulf Front 2 BD/2 BA
Remodeled Kitchen
Weekly Rentals
Pool/Tennis & On-site Mgmt
Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
Exceptional Appointments
2600 Sqft. Condo On River
Boat Docks Available
Cathy Rosario, 239.464.2249

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Pool
Expansive Water Views
Private Dock and Boat House
Florida Style Two Story Home
Jane Reader Weaver, 239.472.1302

Prestigious Plantation Village
Spacious 3 BR/3 BA Plus Den
Fireplace, Cabana, Garage & more
PENTHOUSE #321 $2,650,000
UNIT #122 $2,195,000
Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Just Steps to Gulf
Resort Style Pool and Tennis
Charming, Furnished Cottage
John R. Van Voorhis, 239.410.3927

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths
First Floor Corner Unit
Close to Beaches & Bridge
Fully Furnished, Turnkey
Vallee Arnett, 239.645.1903

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

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