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VOL. 17, NO. 51


JUNE 25, 2010

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Children's Education Center
Pre-K Graduation Celebration


Hudson Stirner, Colin Menzel, Antonio Clark
pilots, police officers, architects, soldiers, scientists, football players, mountain
Tye Phoenix, Milena Weigel, Matthew Dunn, Samuel Paul, Johnny Quillin, Zane Stoneman, climbers and race car drivers.
Daniel Romulus The graduates' favorite things to do at school are playing on the playground, play
centers, arts and crafts, painting, eating lunch, and finding doodlebugs. The children's
P parents, grandparents, siblings and staff attended the Children's Education artwork was displayed on stage for all to see. Parent Mark Meyers produced a beautiful
Center of the Islands Graduation Day on Saturday, June 12 at The Sanibel graduation DVD, which brought many in the audience to tears. Jana Yates, director,
School auditorium. This is a very special graduating class. They hold the expressed thanks and appreciation to Ms. Lu Sares for 20 years of teaching at the
honor of being the 36th class to graduate, celebrating 36 years of dedication to education center. Diplomas were presented by pre-k teachers Ms. Lu Sares
education. This year's graduates are aspiring veterinarians, firefighters, airplane continued on page 27
continued on page 27

This false crawl was photographed last week a little west of West Wind Inn on Sanibel. The
turtle came up, tried to move past the furniture note the sand on the furniture but gave
up and returned to the water without nesting.

Please Keep Beaches Clear For
Nesting And Hatching Sea Turtles
independence Day is upon us, and while most people associate barbecues and
fireworks with the holiday, it also marks the beginning of sea turtle hatching sea-
son. July is the busiest month for sea turtles on Sanibel and Captiva. The Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) sea turtle volunteers patrol the beaches of
Sanibel and Captiva daily, tracking and monitoring all nesting.
continued on page 27

Community House Offers A Cool
Twist For Independence Day Parade
T he Sanibel Community Association has
announced the first ever Parade Insider,
an air conditioned option for watching the
Independence Day parade inside The Community
House via live video and audio feed. Cool bever-
ages will be served along with frozen ice cream
treats donated by Dairy Queen of Sanibel. Doors
will be open to residents and visitors from 9 a.m.
to noon on parade day, July 3. You can also set up
your chairs outside.
Dancing with the Islands' Stars videogra-
pher Rusty Farst will reunite with emcee Evette
Zurbriggen, who will be stationed in front of The
Community House announcing the floats and
interviewing parade-goers. Billy's Bikes and Billy's
Rentals, underwriting the costs of the live feed.
A new addition to the parade this year is
the People's Choice Award, sponsored by The
Community House. Ballots will be handed out along
the parade route so you can vote for your favor-
ite parade entry. Ballots must be returned to The
Community House by noon on parade day. An
award banner will be presented to the 2010 People's
Choice winner for display on their 2011 float.
Parking is free at The Community House but plan
to arrive early as Periwinkle Way closes to traffic at 9 Bart Smith shows his patriotic
a.m. For more information call 472-2155.4 qnirit

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American Legion
American Legion Post 123
will present Guitar Slingers
Showdown with a hog roast and
barbecue on Sunday, June 27 from 1
to 8 p.m. as a benefit for Bruce Eddy.
It will features Harbor City Blues Band,
The Troublestarters, Pat McCune, Danny
Morgan, Ira Wilks and Gary & Kerri.
On Friday, June 25, Elaine's 6-ounce
ribeye sandwich is served all day.
On Monday nights there will be 9-ball
pool tournaments starting at 6 p.m.
Thursday nights is Texas Hold'em at 7
p.m. Players are needed.
Food is served all day every day. The
public is welcome. Hours are Monday to
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday
noon to 9 p.m.
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Sanibel- Captiva Road. For more infor-
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Day Weekend

On Sanibel
The City of Sanibel has issued the
following special events permits
for the Independence Day holiday
Saturday, July 3
9:30 a.m.
Twentieth anniversary Independence
Day Parade. This year's theme is
Freedom Rocks! Parade route begins
at Island Inn Road, proceeds down
Periwinkle Way and ends at Casa Ybel
Road. Periwinkle Way will close to all
traffic at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $30 com-
mercial, $15 non-commercial. Forms are
available at Bank of the Islands, 1699
Periwinkle Way. T-shirts are also on sale
at the bank for $10 each, youth and adult
Parade award categories are:
Let's Rock!
Best musical performance
Land of the Free
Best non-commercial entry
Home of the Brave
Best salute to the military
Let Freedom Ring
Most patriotic
Star Spangled Banner
Most original
New this year is the People's Choice
Award, sponsored by The Community

House. Vote for your favorite entry the
day of the parade (by number displayed
in the windshield of the vehicle). Ballots
will be passed out along the parade
route. They must be delivered to The
Community House by noon July 3 to
be counted. Remember, vote by number
only. The winner will receive a banner
to display in future parades plus a com-
memorative plaque.
9 a.m. to noon
The Community House is hosting
its first ever Parade Insider which gives
parade goers an air conditioned option
for watching the parade indoors via live
video and audio feed. There will be cool
beverages and frozen ice cream treats
donated by Dairy Queen of Sanibel.
Billy's Bike Shop and Billy's Rentals
are underwriting the costs of the live feed.
10:30 a.m.
Bailey's Shopping Center, 2477
Periwinkle Way, will begin its 4th of July
Backyard BBQ.
Jerry's Shopping Center, 1700
Periwinkle Way, has its Independence
Day Festival
Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club annual
4th of July Road Rally begins at Timbers
Restaurant, 703 Tarpon Bay Road. Entry
fee per vehicle is $35. To pre-register
call Randy Carson, 699-8739, Richard
McCurry, 292-4631, or Dan Alton, 472-
Sunday, July 4
4 p.m.
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Independence Day Celebration, 949
Sand Castle Road
Sanibel's annual Independence Day
fireworks display. The fireworks will be

launched from the north end of Bailey
Road. Best viewing is from the bay side
of Sanibel and from any of the Sanibel
Causeway islands.
The following retailers have obtained
event permits and may be holding special
sidewalk sales over the holiday weekend:
Periwinkle Place Shopping Center,
2075 Periwinkle Way;
The Village Shops, 2340 Periwinkle
Tahitian Gardens Shopping Center,
1975-2019 Periwinkle Way;
Olde Sanibel Shoppes, 630 Tarpon
Bay Road;
Seahorse Shopping Center, 362
Periwinkle Way;
Sanibel Seashells, 1544 Periwinkle
Sanibel Square, 2240 Periwinkle

Benefit For The
On Tuesday, June 29 from 4 to
7 p.m. Good Friends Helping
Good Friends will hold a tribute
for Skinny and Pauline Branstetter (of
the former Polish Pottery on Sanibel) to
help with medical expenses.
The benefit will take place at the
Sanibel Grill. Guest bartender will be
Douglas Gentry; music will be by Buckeye
Ken; and Timbers will provide snacks.
The Branstetters are expected to be there
to see their friends.
Contributions will be greatly appreci-

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Generosity Will
Light Up The Sky
by Anne Mitchell
W hen it looked as though there
would be no fireworks dis-
play on Sanibel this July 4,
Sharon Michie, president and owner
of Cottages to Castles, which special-
izes in luxury vacation rentals, launched
her own campaign to raise the needed
Last Friday, Michie and her mother
Judy Michie handed over a $15,600
check to Sanibel City Finance Director
Sylvia Edwards. As of Wednesday, the
total had reached $17,517. That covers
$2,500 for police and fire department
assistance and 20 minutes of pyrotech-
nics. That leaves $17 to be rolled over to
the 2011 fireworks fund along with any

other donations that come in.
Michie established Friends of the July
4th Fireworks and before long had col-
lected enough to pay for a light-up-the-
sky show.
To date the Friends of the July 4th
Fireworks are:
The Lazy Flamingo; Sanibel-Captiva
Chamber of Commerce; Mason
Meyer; Cathy and Terri Malik; Audrey
Fischer; Becky Mulka and Family; Sean
Scott; Cottages to Castles; Danny
Adams; Andy and Sally McGowan
and Hawthorne; Corah, Kallah and
Thatcher; Lisa Schuman of Island
Grooming; Trudy Prevatte; Sanibel
Susan Andrews; Elizabeth Reynolds;
Jim Ballenger;, Tween Waters Inn; The
Castaways and Beachview Cottages;
Laura and Charley Ball of Barefoot
Charley's Painting; Sanibel-Captiva
Vacation Rental Managers Association;
Royal Shell Vacations; "Buckeye" Ken
Wasiniak; Samantha Price; Sanibel
Holiday; Island Vacations; Carol

Ayers; Veronique and Gilles; Rebecca
Hopkins; Miss Jaime and Miss Justine
Luckey; Select Vacations; SCI of SW
Florida; Steve, Anoush; Amelia, Maya
and Olivia Brangaccio; RE-MAX of
the Islands Vacation Rentals; Sanibel
Accommodations; Kathleen Suchora;
Times of the Islands; VIP Vacation
Rentals; Danny Morgan Entertainment
and Amy Morgan; The Morris Family -
Bill, Kati, Will and Sophie; Claudia Burns;
Rachel Tritaik of Island Therapy; Sanibel
Air Conditioning; Trasi Sharp and Liza
Clouse of the Over Easy Cafe and Island
Paws;; Libby
Boren McMillan and Michael David of
Studio 11; Robin Costa, Marjorie and
Joe Meek, Mike and Maureen Valiquette
of Sandcastle Construction; Congress
Jewelers; Melissa Trumbull; Prawnbroker
Restaurant Group (Timbers, Sanibel Grill,
Matzaluna and the Prawnbroker), Bailey's
General Store; Adventures in Paradise;
and folks who have tossed their loose
change into collection jars that are scat-
tered about the islands.4

Bayside Dock
Debate Still
Far From Over
by Anne Mitchell
he ongoing debate over whether
the city should lift the ban on boat
docks on Sanibel's bayside is still
playing out before the planning commis-
sion. On Tuesday, after another lengthy
discussion, the commission continued it
until July 13.
Lifting the 17-year-old ban could result
in 60 new docks being built between the
Sanibel Lighthouse and Woodring Point,

a prospect that didn't sit well with some
commissioners both from an environmen-
tal and aesthetic standpoint.
However, under legal pressure, the
city council has asked the commission
to come up with an ordinance to allow
those property owners the same rights as
the two dozen or more who already have
Seven property owners have hired
Attorney Stephen Hartsell to represent
them and they are prepared to go to
court if they are not allowed their riparian
"Banning docks is condemning part
of their property rights... their ability to
have a dock adds to the value of your
property," Hartsell said.
City Attorney Ken Cuyler noted to
the commission, "You are hearing the
argument that is going to be made in
court... taking of a property. The fact it
happened in 1993 doesn't make any dif-
Hartsell urged the city to "look to the
DEP standards rather than create con-
flicts." But Commissioner Paul Reynolds
says he has no faith in the Department
of Environmental Protection. "They do a
lousy job for us," he added.
Vice Chairman Phillip Marks sug-
gested requiring property owners to
share docks, something he said was done
successfully in California where he once
"Who is going to want it in their back-
yard?" wondered Commissioner Holly
Natural Resources Director Rob Loflin
says he "prefers the status quo," adding
that the sea grasses are still there and
need protecting, especially because of the
damage being done by the releases from
Lake Okeechobee. "Without them
continued on page 40

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Florida Beach

submitted by
Michael Mullins,
Captiva Erosion
Prevention District
s n June 17,
in a much
pated decision, the
1/ jSupreme Court of
the United States
Michael (SCOTUS) upheld
Michael Mullins a landmark Florida
case re beach
nourishment and restoration of Florida's
critically eroded beaches. The outcome
results in absolutely no change for
Captiva's beach nourishment projects, as
the high court unanimously backs lower
courts' earlier decisions.
The Florida Beach Preservation Act
was upheld and constitutionality of beach
nourishment validated. The issue was
argued orally in December 2009 in the
case of Stop the Beach Renourishment
v. Florida (08-1151); the June decision
supports our Captiva rights to continue
the community's beach nourishment
practices. For detailed links to case arti-
cles, contact Captiva Erosion Prevention
District (CEPD).
Florida's Beach and Shore
Preservation Act (BSPA) (
cepdbpa) empowers the Department

of Environmental Protection (DEP) to
set seaward beachfront property lines
(Erosion Control Lines or ECL) for
nourishment projects. Our ECL was
set on Captiva's beach at the old pre-
nourishment high water mark (HWM) in
the late 1980s, where the mean high tide
peaked landward prior to the first island
wide renourishment. Sand accreting on
the beach extends the publicly owned
beaches seaward, but will continue to
have no effect on private property access
to the water.
As nourishment projects restore erod-
ing beaches, BSPA legislation reset prop-
erty lines to fixed ECLs. Historically on
Captiva, the public could legally walk only
on the wet sand (seaward of HWM) until
the 1980s, when the BSPA re-set the
property lines of beachfront properties to
the afore-mentioned ECL.
The Supreme Court upholds the
BSPA and continues to allow the public
to walk on dry sand between the high
water mark and the fixed erosion control
lines or private property lines.
The reason we nourish with beach
compatible sand from offshore "borrow
areas" is that beaches erode severely dur-
ing storms, and routinely due to inlets'
hydrology and other natural and man-
made causes. Erosion has long threat-
ened Captiva's beach and without our
beaches and dunes Captiva's survival is
also threatened.
Severe erosion confounded Captivans
for years and the beach was officially
designated as critically eroded. Also for
years, Captivans were divided over which
approaches to take. However, in the
1980s Captivans reached consensus and

for over 25 years the CEPD has repeat-
edly demonstrated that beach nourish-
ment prevails as the effective solution.
Consequently, nourishment is critical to
beach survival.
The last project was 2005-06 with
augmentation of 90,000 cubic yards in
2008; 1.3 million cubic yards in total
replaced eroded sand on Captiva and on
northern Sanibel ( pursuant to interlocal
agreement.) The 2004 CEPD board fore-
cast Captiva property assessments of over
$8 million of an anticipated $11 million
project. However, impacted by Hurricane
Charley and other 2004-05 storms, the
cost was a record high $25 million. But
an unprecedented $1 million funded
from CEPD reserves plus outside funding
of approximately $18 million from fed-
eral, state and county sources allowed a
reduced assessment decided unanimously
by the 2007 board. This resulted in a
Captiva property owner cost of $5.6 mil-
lion. An additional $3.5 million for the
Blind Pass restoration was also funded by
CEPD, county and state sources, with no
property owner assessment.
Is nourishment cost effective? Erosion
is a persistent and growing problem.
Albeit controlled, it seems not preventable
with current permitable methods. CEPD's
first island-wide nourishment of 1988 and
two subsequent nourishments in 1996
and 2005 replaced almost four million
cubic yards of eroded Captiva beach. To
continue being effective, beaches require
ongoing maintenance, a process that is
admittedly costly. Yet, given the exponen-
tial increases in property values concomi-
tant with Captiva's nourishment, arguably
increased values far outweigh the costs.

ISLAND SUN -JUNE 25, 2010 7
On Captiva, only registered voters can
vote in the next CEPD referendum to
decide the beach nourishment outcome.
Whether or not they own property, reg-
istered voters alone decide whether main-
taining CEPD's nourishment program
should be authorized the anticipated $15
million investment. Under the CEPD's
enabling legislation, only registered
Captiva voters determine whether to
authorize the CEPD to borrow in antici-
pation of the next nourishment, likely to
be in 2013.
Issues still of concern to Captiva's
beaches and shorelines:
Should the CEPD beach nourishments
Will Captiva's beach face an acceler-
ated and critical state of erosion?
How much ancillary government fund-
ing for CEPD is achievable in the future?
What will be the effect of the BP oil
spill on our beaches?M

SCCF Needs

he Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation (SCCF) needs volun-
teers for the Clam Bayou Oyster
Restoration project on Monday, June
28. The shell is all bagged for the cre-
ation of oyster reef substrate in Clam
Bayou. Volunteers have already helped
move more than half of the shell out into
the bayou but volunteers are still needed
to complete the phase. If you can help,
call Sabrina Lartz at the Marine Lab,
395-4617, or email

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When Did The

Islands Officially
Become Special?
by Barbara Joy Cooley,
President, Committee of the Islands
J ust about
Seems to
acknowledge that
Sanibel is special
a fand unique. Have
you ever wondered
when this notion
of Sanibel's special
nature began?
Teddy Roosevelt
seemed to be aware
of it, because he
first came to Sanibel and Captiva to join
a fishing party in 1914. In the 1930s,
the secluded, natural setting of Sanibel
and Captiva attracted famous people such
as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Anne and
Charles Lindbergh, and violinist Albert
Spalding, among others.
In 1937, the cartoonist J. N. "Ding"
Darling gave a speech to a large audi-
ence at a place called Fisherman's Lodge.
Historian Elinore Dormer describes this
as the "turn of the road" for Sanibel
and Captiva. In her book The Sea Shell
Islands, Dormer wrote that, "With a
sense of history, The Islander of the fol-
lowing week bore a cover sketch by Matt
Clapp of two faces, the Spirit of Captiva
and the Spirit of Sanibel, between them

the lighted candle, 'Conservation'."
Official recognition of Sanibel and
Captiva's uniqueness came in 1939,
when, largely through the efforts of
"Ding" Darling helping islanders, the
Florida Legislature passed a Special Act
(Chapter 19936) to establish a "game
and fish refuge" encompassing the islands
of Sanibel and Captiva. The act made it
illegal for anyone to "catch, hunt, trap or
take any wild game, game animals, game
birds, or game fish" except those that
needed to be removed "in order to main-
tain a normal biological balance."
Original Refuge Included Entire
Following the state designation, the
Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge was
designated in 1945. Its boundaries then
included the southwestern part of Captiva
and all of Sanibel Island.
Nevertheless, Florida continued to sell
off pieces of the nearly 2,000 acres of
state-owned land on Sanibel for develop-
ment. "Ding" Darling protested strongly
against these sales, and tried to have a
more permanent refuge established on
the island. Eventually he gave up and
sold his Sanibel property.
That left the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon
Society to take up the cause in the late
1950s. Progress was made, bit by bit.
After Darling died in 1962, the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service and the Darling
Memorial Committee worked along
with the Audubon group to establish a
National Preserve in 1967. Finally the
J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife
Refuge was dedicated on February 4,

It is this legacy as a special, sanctuary
island that eventually propelled Sanibel
residents into incorporating as a city to
protect the island from overdevelop-
ment. And it is why codes on Sanibel are
particularly restrictive when it comes to
development, to protect the natural envi-
ronment and wildlife.
This is what the Committee of the
Islands is all about; its mission is "To
develop and promote policies and posi-
tions designed to maintain and enhance
the quality of life on the islands and to
preserve their unique and natural charac-
If you have stories to share about the
legacy of Sanibel and Captiva as special
and unique places, we encourage you

to send them to the Committee of the
Islands at PO Box 88 on Sanibel, 33957,
or to For more information
about the Committee of the Islands, visit

Read us online at
IslandSunNews. com

Public Invited To Meet Local
Candidates Running In The Primary
Members of the public are invited to a non-partisan meet and greet of local
candidates to kickoff the campaign season leading up to the August 24 pri-
mary election and election of school board seats and judgeships.
There will also be a voters' informational booth on topics such as voter registration,
ballot by mail and early voting.The event, which is being jointly sponsored by the AFL-
CIO the country's largest federation of unions and the Southwest Florida Coalition
For Change, will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 2 p.m. at Cafe Cabaret at the
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers.
Candidates include those running for Lee County Commission seats and candidates
running for school board seats and other offices.
Following the meet and greet with local candidates, and voter information session,
there will be a rally for Congressman Kendrick Meek, running for the U.S. Senate,
who will speak to attendees. Congressman Meek is the first candidate to qualify for
statewide office by collecting over 140,000 petitions requesting his name be placed on
the ballot.
Refreshments and beverages will be served. For more information call Michelle
Guerin of the Southwest Florida Coalition for Change at 239-839-6118.0



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Celebrates 25
Years Of Business

Billy Kirkland as a leprechaun at Bailey's St. Patrick's Day festival

Billy Kirkland seen recently in Dancing with
the Islands' Stars

by Brian Johnson
O n Friday, June 4, Billy Kirkland,
the charismatic owner of Billy's
Bikes and Billy's Rentals, cel-
ebrated 25 years of business success on
Sanibel Island.
"Looking back, I never thought
I would be where I am today," said
Kirkland. "I arrived here in 1985 with
$200 in my pocket and a little yellow
pick-up truck."

Billy Kirkland was the grand marshal at the
2006 Independence Day parade
Kirkland began his island story at the
Sanibel Hilton, which is now the Sanibel
Inn. He handled everything at the beach-
front resort from cleaning the pool to
hosing down the Hobie Cats to coordi-
nating the sailboats and windsur fers.
He spotted a business opportunity to
rent umbrellas and rafts and sell suntan
lotion, and management approved the
idea. Demand was strong, and he hired
Robin Ramming, now a well-known
island figure who manages The Bait
Box, and watersports enthusiast David
Lowden, now at Bank of America.

Kirkland's reputation as an entre-
preneur who knew how to run a brisk
tourist trade spread around the island,
and he was asked to open concessions
at West Wind Inn, Casa Ybel (sold to
him by Larry Congress, who went on to
start Congress Jewelers), Sundial, Tween
Waters Inn, and Ramada (now Holiday
In 1997 he opened his first bike shop
at a location at the end of Periwinkle
Way, near Bailey's Shopping Plaza.
In August, 1999 he moved Billy's
Rentals to its present spot in the middle
of Periwinkle Way, near Schnapper's
Hots. Five years later he established
Billy's Bikes across the street for the retail
sale of bikes.

"The business has grown every year,
said Kirkland, who is often seen wheeling
around the island leading a group of vaca-
tioners on Segways. "The improvements
the city has made on the bike paths have
really helped our business."
Most recently, Kirkland, dressed in a
cowboy outfit, made a splash in Dancing
with the Islands' Stars at The Community
Kirkland attributes his success to
good employees who believe in custom-
er service" and "integrity" in his business
practices. "You do what you say you are
going to do," he said.
"Those early days were fun," said
Ramming. "Billy's come a long way and
probably not near done."
Kirkland agrees. "I'm looking forward
to another 25 years."

11 th Annual
Fourth of July
July 4th, 2010
5:00 pm 9:30 pm:
Great Food & Drinks
Live Music by Small Town
Kids Bounce Houses
& Activities
Dusk: See The
Cash Only allowed for food and drinks.

Nic + Zoe, Tribal, Spanner

Andrea Lieu, Cheryl Nash

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Center 4 Life

On Tuesday, July 13 at 10 a.m.
Melinda Graham, owner of
Surroundings, the home decor
boutique on Sanibel, will present a casu-
al, fun seminar on Clever Decorating:
Repurposing Tricks.
She will show how to display your
best shell; how to use that pretty basket
or teacup from Noah's Ark; and how to
display grandma's teapot, among other
She will show how to artfully bring our
home alive using our antiques, real or silk
flowers, seashells or vintage baskets and


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SEntry disqualified for exceeding posted speed limit.
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Afterglow party in The Sanibel Grill @ The Timbers Restaurant!

Registration from end of Parade to 12:00 Noon Saturday, July 3rd,
in the parking lot at Timbers Restaurant,
703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, Florida
Conducted by: The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club
The Sanibel -Captiva Optimist Club is a 501(C)3 Corporation and your donation is fully tax deductible.
Please note that we are an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization and all of the funds go directly to Helping The Kids

Graham is a "lifestyle expert" who has
written for Womans' Day and had her
home featured on the cover of Budget
Decorating Ideas magazine. Read her
tips at
The seminar is free and each par-
ticipant will receive a coupon for a dis-
count at the boutique. Sign-up is a must
because of space limitations.
Summer fitness classes at the City of
Sanibel Center 4 Life include HAPPY
Hour Fitness and Essential Total Fitness
with Sandi McDougall on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m.
Gentle Yoga with Chris Brown is at
11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday.Class
exercises make use of chairs and mats
to meet the needs of varying experience
levels. Bring a towel.

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 materials and supplies are included.
Cost is $2.50 for members, $5 for non-
Kayaking is on July 13 and 27. There
is space for 16 people on our eight two-
person kayaks and unlimited space for
those who own their own kayaks. Meet
at the center. The center supplies the
kayaks, paddles and life jackets (which all
participants must wear). Also, it is useful
to bring water, a small snack, change of
clothing (in case you get wet), sun and
bug lotion, sunglasses and a hat.
Fees are $5 for members and $10 for
non-members. Sign up and pay at the
Cinema Therapy is back July 2 at
1:30 p.m. This is a free adult time-out
to escape in Movieland. It's every Friday
and includes free popcorn, a movie and
laughter. Only comedies and musicals are
shown. Stop by the center to pick up the
Leisure Lunchers Thrift &
Consignment Shoppers, explore new res-
taurants and shops. Carpooling is encour
aged. Sign up at the center and view the
menu. You must pre-register.
The next trip is on Tuesday, July
20. Leave the center at 10:30 a.m. to
dine at Food & Thought Restaurant &
Market, 2132 Tamiami Trail N, Naples.
The restaurant is not all vegetarian but
offers vegetarian options as well as a
juice, smoothie and coffee bar. There is
outdoor seating.
Shopping will follow at Options Thrift
Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N, Naples,

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See us In our
New Location
630 Tarpon Bay Rd (nextto OverEasy Cafe)

"Not Your Daughters Jeans"

Selected merchandise on sale... s25
Mon-Fri 10-4 pm
(at the East End)
455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

where 100 percent of the proceeds
support life-transforming programs and
services in Naples, Immokalee and Bonita
Springs. Options offers high-quality, new
and gently-used furniture, rugs, linens,
household items and small appliances;
accessories and clothing for men and
women, including a designer boutique.
Watercolor with artist Bea Pappas is
Friday from noon to 3:30 p.m. There
will be two, four-week sessions on July
9, 16, 23 and 30. Cost for each four-
week session: $80 for members, $100
for non-members. You will work from still
life such as flowers, glass objects, toys,
etc. First time artists as well as those with
some experience are welcome.
Pappas suggests quality paper and
paint for the best results and recom-
mends watercolor paper that is 140 cold
pressed, 22X30 and acid free. Buy at
least four sheets for the four-week ses-
sion. Artist grade paint is recommended,
such as Windsor Newton, in a minimum
of yellow, red, and blue. A minimum of a
one-inch flat brush of white nylon is also
needed. Styrofoam plates make good pal-
ettes. Bring paper towels, too.
Computer Class is Tuesday, July 6 and
Thursday, July 8 with Patty Waters. The
topic: What's A Spreadsheet? There will
be two sessions from 1 to 3 p.m.
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
Call 472-5743 for further details of all
programs. .:


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


14K and 18K Platinum,
Custom Design, Watch Batteries
and Bands Buying Gold
On Sanibel For Over 20 Years!
Mon-Fri 10-4 pm
(at the East End)
455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club
2010 Official Entry Form
For an early start time, Mail this form along with entry fee ($35.00) to:
Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club
P.O. Box 1370 Sanibel, Florida 33957
Additional Info Randy @ 699-8739 or Richard @ 292-4631
on-line @
Contact e-mail

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ISLAND SUN -JUNE 25, 2010 11

Red, White Summer Services
And Blue Sunday At Community

At Church Church

unday, July 4 will be a special
day on the campus of Sanibel
Community Church. Each service
will ring with a patriotic theme, includ-
ing an opportunity to pray for the
needs of America. During Courtyard
Fellowship time at 10:15 a.m., spe-
cial red, white and blue snacks will be
served, with live patriotic songs filling
the air. Each person will receive a copy
of the U.S. Constitution and a prayer
guide for America. There will also be
the opportunity to register to vote.
All are invited to celebrate life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness. Worship
services are at 8, 9, (contemporary) and
10:45 a.m..
The Church is at 1740 Periwinkle
Way, next to Jerry's Market. For more
information call 472-2684 or log onto


by Shirley Jewell
T axes, yup! We were talking taxes
this week... property taxes that is.
Holy Moly!
Ken Wilkinson, Lee County property
appraiser, came to the Rotary house last
Friday morning. Can you imagine being
in charge of an office that is responsible
for appraising and preparing the annual
tax roll for unincorporated Lee and all
municipalities within Lee County? Can
you imagine being charged with this
responsibility during the current economic
mess, when county property values have
been on a downslide for the last three
years? Wilkinson's office has 531,688
property owners to answer to and every-
one is holding their breath until their
TRIM notice comes out in August. TRIM
is an acronym for the Truth in Millage
Law, passed in 1980 by the Florida State
Legislature. It was designed to keep the
public informed about the taxes as pro-
posed by local taxing authorities. The
TRIM notice is the notice of proposed
property taxes required by this law.
Wilkinson said, "Lee County property
had a 28-year run of property going up
but for the last three years property val-
ues have been in a steep decline." Sixty-
eight percent of real estate sales last year
were bank sales. In Lehigh and North
Cape Coral you can now buy a house for
$30,000. Those same houses sold for
as much as $230,000 just a few years
ago. There definitely is a strict formula
for determining the value of real estate
property. Ultimately, the issue is the just
value of the property as of January 1 (of
the previous year), and any evidence that
tends to indicate the value of the property
on that date. Real estate property taxes,
also referred to as real property taxes,

ven during the summer months,
three worship opportunities are
available at Sanibel Community
Church every Sunday. In the cool of
the morning, at 8 a.m., a traditional
worship service is held that concludes
with partaking of the Lord's Supper.
At 9 a.m., a contemporary service with
full praise band celebrates the living
Lord Jesus Christ. A second traditional
service, with powerful music is held at
10:45 a.m.
Senior Pastor Dr. Daryl Donovan
preaches an encouraging relevant Bible
message at all three services.
Each Sunday at 10:15 a.m. there are
cool refreshments and warm fellowship
in the courtyard. Sunday School is avail-
able for all ages. Nursery is provided at all
Sanibel Community Church is at 1740
Periwinkle Way, next to Jerry's Market.
For more information call 472-2684 or

Lee County Property Appraiser Ken

are a combination of ad valorem and non
ad valorem assessments. Real property
is land, buildings, fixtures and all other
improvements to the land. A parcel of
real property is a tract of land and the
improvements attached to it. As you can
imagine, the Lee County appraiser's
office is gearing up for a record number
of phone calls this year. The property
value used to determine your tax bill
is seven months behind the real estate
market price when you get your 2010
tax bill. That means, if the value of your
property is lower now than on January
1, that will not be reflected in this year's
bill. That is sometimes confusing to many
people. When you get your TRIM state-
ment, you can ask for a review of the
appraisal determination. This is a
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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


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A Surprising

Wedding Gift

Bride Suzie Black holds up the keys to
her new home. With her is the groom Ben
Black and realtor Joe Brydia

close on their new home the same
week as their island wedding was
scheduled. Things were not going at
all well that week and the wedding was
approaching fast without their closing
having been scheduled.
On Friday morning VIP Realty agent
Joe Brydia and Dawn Crowel of Title
Group Services went to a retirement
home to have the seller sign the closing
documents, as she was no longer able to
drive a vehicle.
It was the day of the wedding and the
bride and groom did not want to see one
another, so they took turns going in to
sign the closing documents. The bride
went in first, then was on her way to get
The groom signed the closing docu-
ments at the last second while en route
to the wedding chapel. He quickly signed
and was about to dash off to meet his
lady at the altar when his car would not
start. No big deal, he jump-started the car
with the help of a good Samaritan and
off he went.
Neither the bride-to-be nor the groom-
to-be knew if the closing would happen
or exactly when. So Brydia waited around
the office for the official closing. When it
did happen he got the keys to the house,
wrapped them up in a box and delivered
them to the couple at their reception.
"It was the only time I did not have
enough cards to go around," Brydia said.
He was everyone's hero.
The box the keys came in along with
the VIP key ring are on display in the
newlyweds' home and the Blacks say
Brydia is their realtor for life. 0

Joe Brydia gets a hug from the bride after
delivering the keys

"Joe, thank you all for
making our dreams come
true. You found us the most
beautiful home and then
you made our wedding
We will be forever thankful
and will never forget you.
Please stop by any time."

Thank You,
Suzie and Ben Black


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CROW Case Of The Week:
Burrowing Owl
by Brian Johnson
n e of the
more quirky
r rescues
of the year took
place on June 10
in Cape Coral
when a burrow-
ing owl was freed
4 from the radiator
of an yellow school
bus. Somwehere
between Tropicana
and Chiquita boulevards the bus driver
noticed the little raptor stuck to the front
of the vehicle. No one knew just when
they picked up the bird along the route.
Jason Howard, a mechanic for the
Lee County School District, was sum-
moned for the unusual job.
"I thought the bird was dead when I
got the call," said Howard.
One of his wings was lodged under the
grill, near the radiator, while his feet were
tangled up in wire. It was a complicated
extraction, but Howard managed to get
him loose without injuring him.
"He was startled at first and hissing,
but after I got him out he was my best
friend," said Howard. "I took him back to
the shop and put him in the shade. He
just looked at me. They said no food or
The 120-gram raptor was taken to
Kindness East drop off point before mak-
ing it to CROW.
"It was pretty cool a once in a life-
time experience to hold an owl in your
hand," said Howard.

Burrowing owl
CROW staff had heard the history so
they were amazed by his condition. "No
bruising, no wounds, no fractures," said
Dr. Amber McNamara. "Not bad for get-
ting stuck in the grill of a bus. It was quite
However, the burrowing owl did
remain "pretty dull" for the first 48 hours.
Staff gave him fluids, pain meds, the
Chinese herb Body Sore, vitamins and
The owl ate a mouse the second
night, and began to "perk up" the follow-
ing day. Staff added crickets to his diet.

"By Day 6 his mentation was normal,
and he was able to stand up tall, bob his
head and scream," said Dr. Amber.
They transferred him outdoors, where
he flew and landed with ease.
CROW contacted volunteer Ruth
Parks, who has maps with the GPS coor-
dinates of all burrowing owl nests in Cape
Coral, to assist with the June 21 release.
She helped determine a general location
based on the finder history.

ISLAND SUN -JUNE 25, 2010 13
"She said he looked spectacular and
flew off right away," said Dr. Amber.
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:,

BP Loss Claims
he Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of
Commerce is presenting a work-
shop to assist those who have or
may lose business as a result of the BP
oil disaster.
You need to know and exercise your
rights under the BP Claims Process and
the law to recover from your economic
Michael P. Miller, of Stroemer &
Company, PA and Aaron J. Pruss of
Becker & Poliakoff, PA are leading the
It will take place Monday, June 28
at 5:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS on Dunlop
Road. A second workshop will be held
on Tuesday, June 29 at 9 a.m. at The
Community House on Periwinkle Way.0

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Parade starts at 9:30 a.m.
Periwinkle Way will close at 9 a.m.
Festivities follow at:
, The Community House, Jerry's and Bailey's

14 ISLAND SUN- JUNE 25, 2010

The Bad And The Sad...

Post Dorowat with Danny Hailu, family and friends

Ato Belay's family hosted us for church and supper

by Scott Martell
My first week back in Ethiopia has
been full of the good, the bad
and the sad. Sometimes I feel
like I'd never left this country. Other
times I think I'm on another planet. A
city bustling with construction, Addis
Ababa is much changed, in just a year's
time, with signs of new wealth popping
up like mushrooms in a field after a
rain. Yet, on downtown streets one sees
homemade "huts" of rock and plastic
along the sidewalk, which also serves as
kitchen and bathroom.
Many people nod or raise their eye-
brows in greeting, showing dignity by
respecting an older man (Me! How did
that happen, anyway?) Kids still stare,
and slap my outreached hand when I say,
"Endemena derachu tamarioch!" (Good
morning students!) Others put out their
open hands, hoping for other things.
I've met with many brothers and
sisters, with so many friends still to be
contacted. Fellowship is precious here,
where community is a higher value than
individualism. True, there are fewer dis-
tractions to fellowship than in the western

world, but I hope it never changes.
I'm currently in language training
with what most agree is a very difficult
language, Amharic, and I'm travelling all
over the city by mini-bus, of which there
are thousands. Language training and
such travel often adds up to exhaustion
by the end of a day. Nearing the end of
my first week, I was running on empty.
However, riding the mini-bus south to
Mekinisa, I opened my Bible to continue
with my reading of the Book of Mathew.
You couldn't have fit a sardine in the
crowded bus. The road swarmed with
traffic, pedestrians, goats. Horns blared.
People shouted. The mosque amplifier
called for payer.
An older man sat beside me, surrepti-
tiously looking over at my book. On the
two-page spread was all of Matthew 11
and most of Chapter 12. My seat partner
put his elbow into me. "Yes, I like that.
He gives us rest." Not only did he read
English, but out of a dozen lessons on
the two pages he'd chosen to comment
on Matthew 11:25-30 which I, too, had
been studying. Extremely tired, I had
focused on Jesus' words: "Come to me
all who labor and are heavy laden, and

I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon
you, and learn from me, for I am gentle
and lowly in heart, and you will find rest
for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and
my burden is light." From that comment
came good conversation, and a renewal
of spirit and enthusiasm. God works in
interesting ways.
I've been hearing all kinds of news
from friends good, bad and sad. The
most striking to me, in my heart, is the
story of Kidane. The twin brother of
Lemlem, the young girl who graces all
my prayer cards, Kidane was my student
for fifth and sixth grade, and excelled in
class. I expected him to keep doing well
in school, and maybe even advancing to
the upper levels of a competitive school
football team. Orphans, Kidane and
Lemlem had arrived in our compound
two years previously, from the far south
of Ethiopia. However, this year, know-
ing that he was HIV-positive he fled the
safety of the compound to return to his
village. His parents had apparently died
of AIDS, and only an aunt remains. Will
there be any medical facilities for him in
that rural area? Proper food and nutri-
tion that is so critical for keeping up the
immune system? A school to keep him
advancing in knowledge? A church to
provide him hope? Those questions trou-
ble me, not knowing the answers.
Another student has had a more
positive year. Taye left school in grade
10 after receiving an invitation to try-
out with the Ethiopian National Team,
competing in the marathon ("home" of
Haille Gabraselasse, among other world
renowned runners). He had no club sup-
port, no money, and came from a hut
in the mountains. This was just a tryout,
with no promises of any kind. He's stuck
with it now for 18 months, and th a three
months ago he took second place in the
marathon among all Ethiopia runners.
(Chariots of Fire may need a sequel!)
All in all, being in Ethiopia at this time,
is exciting, and a blessing. A few verses
later in the Book of Matthew comes the
story of the Sign of Jonah in which Jesus
predicts his death and resurrection after
three days, paralleling the story of Jonah
in the belly of the whale. The men of
Ninevah repented at the preaching of
Jonah, and Jesus proclaimed that some-
thing greater than Jonah is now in their
midst (He, himself, the Messiah.) Then
Jesus says: "The queen of the South will
rise up at the judgment with this genera-

African Journal

The Good,

Gary Franklin Gray, 54, of Cape
Coral, Florida, formerly of
Fort Myers Beach, Florida and
Baltimore, Marylan ed died on June 17,
2010 at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers.
He was born on April 6, 1956 in
Baltimore, a child of Harry and Doris
(Knapp) Gray.
Gary worked at various resorts on
Fort Myers Beach and was employed for
many years as the bartender at Harris's
Bar in Baltimore. He loved the beach and
the beach life, music, dancing and was a
talented amateur photographer.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine
L. "Kat" Gray, his children, Jenifer Liles-
Burke of Peachtree City, Georgia, Jason
Liles of Linthicum, Maryland, Kristen
Staylor of Millersville, Maryland and
Angie Galvez of Pasadena, Maryland, and
his stepdaughter, Lisa Wing, his brothers,
Jeffrey Gray and Michael Gray, both of
Baltimore, Maryland and seven grand-
children. He was the brother of the late
Butch Gray.
A Celebration of Gary's Life will be
held on Saturday, June 26 from 2 to 5
p.m. at the Lighthouse Tiki Bar on Fort
Myers Beach. Friends may sign the guest
book at

tion and condemn it, for she came to the
ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of
Solomon, and behold, something greater
than Solomon is here." The "south" is
often called Ethiopia in the Bible, and
the queen referred to is the Queen of
Sheba, an empire that Ethiopians believe
included the northern part of modern
day Ethiopia, and from which their ruling
dynasty originated. Modern day Ethiopia
is now rising up and proclaiming the
word of God. These are exciting times.
Scott Martell moved to Sanibel
in 1983 and has worked with various
news organizations. He has served on
a variety of boards, including CROW,
Sanibel Elementary School, Sanibel
Community Association, Pirate
Playhouse, and Gulf Coast Symphony.
He was called to Ethiopia to work for
Project Mercy in 2006, and now is affil-
iated with New Missions Systems and
is working to establish Ethiopia Hope
Village (www.EthiopiaHopeVillage.
com). He can be reached at iiit.-ll .'

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Headlines 'Ding'

Days Sponsorship
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille
has donated $5,000 to "Ding"
Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of
the Refuge (DDWS) for its 2010 "Ding"
Darling Days birding and eco-festival,
which will take draw more than 5,000
visitors to the national wildlife refuge
October 17-23.
As a $5,000 donor, Doc Ford's
becomes a Roseate Spoonbill, a top level
Doc Ford's joins Island Sun, Sundial
Beach Resort, Times of the Islands,
Bailey's General Store, Jerry's Foods,
Ocean's Reach, RLR Investments LLC.,
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Jim
and Patty Sprankle, The Sanctuary Golf
Club, 'Tween Waters Inn, West Wind
Inn, Mike and Terry Baldwin, Bank of the
Islands, Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva,
Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis, The Timbers
Restaurant & Fish Market, Big Red Q
Quickprint, Casa Ybel Resort, Charlotte
Harbor National Estuary Program, Good
Wheels, Island Therapy Center, Kirchner
Contracting, Lighthouse Cafe of Sanibel,
Edward Lamotta MD, Sanibel Art &
Frame, Wendy and George Schnapp,
Winston and Barbara Spurgeon, and
Twilight Cafe as sponsors of the 21st
annual event.
"We are grateful for the incredible gen-
erosity of these businesses and individuals
and hope to see others join with them as
sponsors in helping 'Ding' Darling with
this popular island event," said Wendy

DDWS President Jim Scott, Doc Ford's Co-owner Marty Harrity, DDWS Board Member Craig
Albert, Doc Ford's Co-owners Brenda Harrity and Mark Marinello, Doc Ford's Manager Liz
Harris, and "Ding" Darling Days Co-chairs Wendy Schnapp and Toni Westland

Schnapp, committee co-chair. "So we've
extended the original June 15 deadline to
July 1."
For information on becoming a spon-
sor, visit
howtobecomeasponsor.htm or contact
Schnapp ( at 470-
"Ding" Darling Days celebrates
National Wildlife Refuge Week and the
birthday of Jay "Ding" Darling, the ref-
uge's namesake and father of the Duck
Stamp Program. The event is co-present-
ed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,
DDWS, and Tarpon Bay Explorers.0

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Boys And Girls Clubs Get
Hooked On Fishing At Tarpon Bay

Twenty-three children from five Lee County Boys and Girls Clubs visit the J. N. "Ding"
Darling National Wildlife Refuge to go fishing with the Tarpon Bay Explorers.

It was a beautiful sunny day on the calm waters of T arpon Bay when 23 enthusi-
astic children invaded for some fishing and fun. On Saturday, June 12th T arpon
Bay Explorers and the J. N. "Ding" Darling National W wildlife Refuge hosted the
children from five Lee County Boys and Girls Clubs (Stars Complex, Pueblo Bonito,
Barrett Park, Sun Coast, and Sabal Palm) for a free day of fishing. Even a slow
starting bus couldn't dampen the spirits of the children who were greeted by the
eager staff upon arrival.
Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland and Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE) co-
owner Wendy Schnapp welcomed the group on the water front where staff members
were waiting to teach the children the skills they would need for a successful fishing
TBE fishing captains Tom Florence and Wally Mulka gave casting lessons to the
children so each would be able to cast their own lines out on the boats. The children
also needed to know how to tie hooks onto their fishing lines, so Refuge Ranger

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Refuge Ranger Toni Westland teaches
the children the importance of wearing a
properly fitting life vest Capt. Tom Florence and Capt. Wally Mulka
teach the children how to cast their fishing
Becky Wolff and Joelle Hammes from the lines
refuge's STAR (Summer Teachers Assisting
Refuges) program taught them how to tie
knots such as the Palomar. Captains Andy
Pollack and Steve Maddix showed the chil-
dren how to throw cast nets over schools
of baitfish. Probably the most critical thing
the children learned about being on the
water was the importance of wearing prop-
erly fitted PDFs, or personal flotation devic-
es. One of the children said PDF could also ,
represent "protection from drowning"!
The children set sail on four pontoon
boats into Tarpon Bay to find some fish.
The "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society pro- .- "
vided ice-cold bottled water, and J&J Bait
provided 500 wriggly shrimp. Capt. Steve Maddix watches Javian
Captains Tom and Joelle found a grass McCarter, 10, practice throwing a cast net
flat in the bay where their group of chil-
dren quickly started landing fish. Cameron Allen, 11, from Sun Coast; Elvin Rhodes,
8, Sabal Palm; and Josiah Spada, 9, Barrett Park, each reeled in a jack crevalle. Capt.
Wally's group also found a grass flat to drift over and hooked into some trout and
ladyfish. The kids with Captain Steve and Ranger Toni managed to spot a couple of
bottlenose dolphins while searching for a good fishing hole. They found lots of fish
and reeled in mangrove snapper, whiting, trout and catfish.

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sting ray. and Lupito Zambrano

Captain Andy and Ranger Becky had awesome luck fishing at Green Point. The
only boy on board, 7-year-old Kevin Rhodes (Sabal Palm) reeled in several sheepshead
and a mangrove snapper. Elizabeth Haskett, 11, of Sun Coast, caught a beautiful
keeper mangrove snapper. After releasing it back into the bay she exclaimed, "I feel
so happy! That's my first fish!"
The most interesting catch of the day happened when 9-year -old Janalee Davis
(Barrett Park) hooked into a southern stingray. The other children on the boat all
forgot about their own fishing rods while they watched the excitement. The ray was
so strong that Capt. Andy had to help Janalee reel it close enough to the boat so he
could cut it free.
After two hours of fishing during which every child caught a fish the captains
brought the children back to the Explorers' dock where Geor ge Schnapp was waiting
to serve a picnic lunch of freshly grilled hotdogs. The hungry group consumed almost
100 dogs.
During lunch, the children couldn't stop talking about how much fun they had and
how exciting it was to catch so many fish. The group was alive with chatter about
all their fish tales. The day ended with each child receiving a packet of infor mation
about fishing and the J. N. "Ding" Darling National W wildlife Refuge and Tarpon Bay
Explorers. Each child also received his or her very own fishing rod from the Ding"
Darling Wildlife Society.
The youngsters were so excited. For some it was their first time ever on a boat.
Exhausted and elated, 12-year-old Craig Sirmons (Barrett Park) summed up the day
best exclaiming with a big sigh, "This is awesome!"

Eleven-year-old Cameron Allen smiles as
he reels in his first jack crevalle
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Ranger Toni Westland (far left) and TBE co-
owner Wendy Schnapp (second from right)
visit with children from the Boys Clubs as
George Schnapp (far right) serves a hot-
dog lunch

The youngsters were all smiles after the day of fishing in Tarpon Bay

20 ISLAND SUN -JUNE 25, 2010

A Great Day Of
Fishing For Reds
by Capt.
Matt Mitchell
ast week
I had one
of the best
redfish trips I can
remember in the
last few months.
Fishing with Peter
Anderson of
Miami, we started
out working an
incoming tide on islands in the mouth
of the river for snook and reds without
too much luck. As the tide slowed and
came to an end we had only caught one
large jack.
I knew we needed to bend a rod so I
switched it up for a while to the sharks
in the middle sound. We were just pass-
ing time while waiting for the tide to start
going out. After we hooked six or more
sharks in half an hour, the tide started
finally to fall out, so I ran the boat over to

one of the little keys in the middle sound
that's been holding some bigger snook.
The little mangrove key we were on is
shallow and has a large sandhole that is
generally best fished on the first part of
the outgoing tide. After about 10 minutes
and a few bites from throwing up to the
trees, Anderson could not get a fish to
stick. I was just about ready to move to
another spot when I had him cast a bait
out about 20 feet from the trees to the
middle back edge of the sandhole just to
see if that's where the fish were laid.
Within 30 seconds of the bait hit-
ting the water we had a redfish hooked
up. Almost every pinfish cast into the
sandhole for more than a hour got hit.
Anderson caught his biggest redfish ever,
a real stud, measuring 34 inches and
weighing 14 pounds. As time ran out
on the charter we left the redfish biting.
These were all big reds with most of
the 10-plus fish caught being over the
27-inch slot. We never did manage a
snook but with a redfish bite like that it
was a great morning on the water.
Last week I found and fished more
tarpon than I have seen in years without
a whole lot of success. This really starts

to drive you crazy as
a guide after a while.
Perfectly presented baits
cast to chain after chain
of rolling fish with very
few hook-ups was the
story of my recent tarpon
When it comes right
down to it, as a tarpon
guide all you can really
do is locate fish for your
clients. Once your
angler's bait is in front of
those rolling fish it's out
of your hands and up to
the fish. Some days no
matter how hard you try
and how well you present
bait after bait to the fish,
you just cannot make
them eat. Coming off Peter Anderson
another high tide pattern caught last we
I only managed to jump
three tarpon all week, all within the first
few hours after sunrise using small live
crabs for bait. Talking with other tarpon
guides this week we were all having the
same problem, not being able to get
these fish to eat.
Shark fishing in the sound remained
on fire. There are as many blacktips rang
ing in size from three to five feet as you
want to catch. One morning we caught
more than 20 in a one-hour period. We
fished with live pinfish under a float and
had some great top water strikes. The
pinfish would freak out as they swam on
the surface as the blacktips circled below
before crashing the bait on the surface.

Sof Miami with a 34-inch, 14-pound redfish
Using medium/light spinning rods
these sharks are a blast to catch. They
make long runs, jump and change direc-
tion on a dime. Sure they are not a
sought after gamefish but at times it's just
nice to have the no-brainer to switch to
after a frustrating day of tarpon fishing.
Look for these sharks in eight to nine-
feet of open water in the sound between
Redfish and Captiva passes.
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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T he Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us
details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species
and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at
the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213.

Volunteers Are Trained In Case
Oil Spill Beach Cleanup Is Needed

N ,.e ` -

Joanne Semmer, OSHA-certified trainer, speaks to the group

I I I : . .
John Bralove and Kathy Rooker, administrator for the CEPD
District enrolled
over 150 vol-
unteers for post
emergency oil spill
clean-up. OSHA-
certified training
was offered at
South Seas Island
Resort, Captiva on
Monday, June 14.
Due to the
overwhelming sup-
port and response
from the public, the Sandy Ramseth and Robert Coscia attended the workshop
CEPD has orga-
nized two additional
July training sessions to accommodate the 120 people on the waiting list so far The
July sessions are sold out, but volunteers are still needed for Coast W watching and vari-
ous other related tasks. Interested volunteers may log onto to
see how they can help.
Certified OSHA trainer Joanne Semmer of the Ostego Bay Oil Spill Co-Op, cov-
ered topics such as environmental hazards, first aid, initial response to oil spills, land
spill response, tar balls in the coastal environment and the effective use of volunteers
in an oil spill cleanup. Various oil spill cleanup devices such as booms, absorbents,
and detergents were demonstrated. Participants were able to tour a typical oil spill
response trailer.
Participants will be OSHA-certified for emergency oil spill beach cleanup. They can
safely pick up tar balls and oiled debris on the beach if needed.
If Captiva is impacted by the oil spill, however, the community will be ready, said
CEPD Chairman Mile Mullins. "It's like CPR for the environment, we hope we never
have to use it but, if we do, we have to be ready," he said.
For more information on CEPD, visit our website at or join the email
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Plant Smart:
by Gerri Reaves

leavenworthii) dots the land-
scape with cheerful yellow flowers
throughout the year, most profusely in
spring and early summer.
This member of the daisy or aster
family is one of 15 native coreopsis spe-
cies designated as Florida's official state
wildflower. Also called Leavenworth's
tickseed, it is the most common coreopsis
species in South Florida.
All species are bright yellow and called
tickseed because the small oval seed with
two spines or "hooks" on one end resem-
bles a bug or tick. Those hooks allow the
seed to attach itself to people or animals
and propagate in new territories.
Common tickseed grows in open
fields, swales, ditches, pinelands and road-
sides, as well as cultivated home gardens.
Our state wildflower is perfect for a
home wildflower garden or mass planting
in well-drained soil where it gets full sun.
Plant it as a groundcover to reduce the
time you spend mowing the grass. You'll
have a source for cut flowers or you
can leave the sea of yellow flowers for the
butterflies that seek them out for nectar.
The three-lobed yellow rays surround
a brown or maroon disk. The flowers of
about an inch across top slender stems
with oblong leaves.
Common tickseed grows to two to
three feet high and will readily reseed
unless the spent flowers are removed.

This open field at Page Field is one of many places where the state wildflower blooms profusely
Sources: floridawildflowerfoundation.
org and A Gardener's Guide to Florida's
Native Plants by Rufino Osorio.
Plant Smart explores sustainable
gardening practices that will help you
create a low-maintenance, drought-
tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant
South Florida landscape.0

The common tickseed, Florida's official state
wildflower, blooms throughout the year,
peaking in spring and early summer


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Science at Sea Cruise
Be a marine biologist. This 90-min-
ute hands-on scientific inquiry is
fun for all ages. Crab traps and
plankton nets will be hauled for a look
at some of the components of the food
chains. Use compasses for navigational
aids and magnifying viewers to see
the things you can't usually see. Take
part in actual scientific research that
will be utilized by The Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation's Marine Lab.
This is an exciting trip for the whole
Shoreline Discovery Cruise
Travel to a secluded beach for a guid-
ed shoreline walk to discuss coastal sea
life and beach dynamics. Explore mudflats
and use nets within the shallow sea grass
beds for an up-close look at some of the
smaller yet amazing inhabitants of the
back bay estuary ecosystem. Bring wad-
ing shoes and your sense of adventure for
this hands-on sea life encounter.
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Enjoy the sunset, experience day turn-
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constellations will be identified along the
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Two Beach Days
Added To Shell
Museum Camp
Have you ever wondered what a
lightning whelk or fighting conch
eats for dinner, how they capture
their prey or how they chew it up after
they catch it?
These are just a few of the questions
campers will be able to answer after
attending Camp Mollusk at The Bailey-
Matthews Shell Museum. In order to
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beach. Campers will search for mollusk
trails and hunt for shells displaying evi-
dence that a predator has deposited shell-
softening spit on the shell before drilling
a hole and "slurping-up" the contents. A
group of mollusks that use a radular tooth
as a venom-carrying harpoon will also be
investigated. While at the beach camp-
ers will look for clams that filter large
amounts of water to obtain their food.
Camp Mollusk will be held July 5
through July 9 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Campers must be seven to 12 years of
age. The cost is $65. Two days will be
spent at the beach and the other three
days will be held at the shell museum.
For more information call Diane Orvis
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July Fourth
Fireworks Cruises
adventures In Paradise is offer-
ing a Fourth of July Fireworks
Cruise aboard the Miss Paradise,
Dolphin Waters and Sun Princess to
view the show.
Each year, Sanibel's fireworks perfor-
mances shine on the Sanibel waters the
red white and blue explosions light up the
The cruises start at 7:30 p.m. on
Sunday July 4, casting off from Port
Sanibel Marina to view the fireworks
show from the water. Each vessel fits up
to 49 passengers and is equipped with
a marine bathroom. Also, Adventures In
Paradise has two complimentary trolleys

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hotels and take them to and from the
The cruise costs $40 per per-
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Around The Islands With Anne

If You're Tearing Out Your

Frizzy Hair, Try The Keratin Treatment
by Anne Mitchell
M any of us living on the islands have two kinds of hair,
most kindly described as winter hair and summer hair.
The heat and humidity can make even the sleekest
clocks turn frizzy.
But don't despair, ladies. There's a treatment on the market
that can smooth out those unsightly kinks and leave your hair
shiny and supple even on the steamiest days. And if you have
natural curls and waves, you'll keep them, but without the bushy
Sanibel Day Spa offers
a keratin treatment that adds
luster and manageability to your hair for three to six '
months. Clients are delighted with the results.
Danette Salus is one very satisfied customer. Her I
hair was like summer hair all year long. She calls her
natural locks "horse hair" and says it never felt like
real hair. Even her stylist, Lynn DeFranc, likened it
to a Brillo pad.
Fast forward four days from her first keratin ...V
treatment and Salus was beaming. She was in
the Sanibel Day Spa for her first post-treatment
shampoo and blow dry. She couldn't stop touching
her shoulder length tresses, which actually grew in
length because the product not only smoothed her
hair but relaxed it as well.
"This is not like a chemical straightener," said
DeFranc. "It doesn't damage the hair. This builds the
hair and smoothes the cuticle." ___
In future, Salus will just need to wash her hair The special shampoo and con-
about twice a week with a special shampoo and con- ditioner that are used after the
ditioner then blow her hair dry with a round brush. keratin treatment. The Sanibel
Now she has her new hair, she says she'll keep up Day Spa gives them free with the
with the keratin treatment as needed, treatment.

Lynn DeFranc, stylist at the Sanibel Day Spa, shows Danette Salus the results of her keratin
hair treatment, which turns dry, frizzy hair into sleek, glossy locks and lasts about three to
six months
The treatment costs $300 and includes the special shampoo and conditioner.
For islanders like Salus, this is a great time to visit the spa. Owner Pam Attuso is
offering a summerlong series of special discounts for people who stop in and show
a driver's license with an island address. They will receive a card entitling them to 10
percent off any service or product.
In addition, every Monday Attuso will post a special residents' deal on the W eb site
( A recent example was a free manicure when you buy a pedicure;
another was 50 percent off a $125 microder mabrasion treatment with a European
There will also be weekly summer specials for non-residents.
"Summer should be fun for everyone," said Attuso. "W e want to make the offers
enticing and show people that just because we're on the island doesn't mean we're
Sanibel Day Spa is in Periwinkle Place, phone 395-2220.
Speaking of summer fun, Sanibel Yoga is offering Summer of Self retreats for
girls 12-16 years. Topics include spa day, stress busters, breath work, games, and food

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Classes are Monday, Wednesday and
Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and
cost $88 a week. Girls can sign up for
one week or all six. Sanibel Yoga is at
2494 Palm Ridge Road, in the Town
Center Plaza.
To register call Dr. Susan Pataky at
738-3856 and for more information, log
If you enjoyed the Sanibel Far mers
Market last season and I certainly did -
you might be missing some of the favor -
ite items you purchased there.
Now East End Deli is making some
of those items available during the sum-
mer including: artisanal cheeses from the
Big Cheese Co. of Sanibel; pickles and
olives from Pickles in Paradise; gourmet
peanut butter from Gone Nuts; Famous


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Salsa from Big C's; nuts and dried fruits
from P&J Nutsrus; German products
from Elfies Deli; and European baked
goods from Evi's Bakery.
East End Deli also serves great sand-
wiches and their popular beans and rice.
It is located at 359 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel, phone 472-9622.
Ground Zero will be playing at The
Crow's Nest at Tween Waters Inn on
Captiva Friday and Saturday. Music starts
at 9 p.m. Crab races are scheduled for
Tuesday and Thursdays. Phone 472-
The Island Cow has live entertain-
ment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The
line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday,
Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak;
Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg
Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and
Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 472-
Ellington's Jazz Bar and
Restaurant has live jazz seven nights
a week from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1244
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 337-
RC Otter's, 11506 Andy Rosse
Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with
dining inside and outside, phone 395-
Keylime Bistro on Captiva features
live entertainment seven days and nights
each week, phone 395-4000.
Twilight Cafe has live music with
Danny Morgan from 7 p.m. to close on
Friday, along with a late evening two-
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James Milne teaches papier-mach6 to Jacob Lopez and Geovanny Sanchez at BIG ARTS
Summer Arts Camp 2009

Arts Camp Begins
Monday, June 28

Summer Arts Camp. Camp runs
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m., June 28 through August 13.
Pre-registered campers receive a free
summer camp T-shirt.
Children entering grades K through
5the grade in the fall will be offered
activities on a rotating schedule includ-
ing painting, pottery, music, drama, and
movement. Arts and music appreciation,
weekly projects and interactive stage pro-
ductions encourage interest and wonder
in the arts. For kindergarten through 5th
grade, 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
take classes. Courses include fused glass,
mosaic, acting, pottery and metalsmith-
ing. Middle school tuition is $70 per
week. Volunteer opportunities are also
BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp is sup-
ported by LAT Foundation and Sanibel-
Captiva Community Bank. Tuition assis-
tance is available.
For further information or to reg-
ister stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop
Road Sanibel, call (395-0900, e-mail, or log on to www.


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Local Resident
Graduates From
Emory University
Jane Fisher of Sanibel Island, daugh-
ter of Dr. Joseph C. Fisher and Dr.
Dorit S. Fisher, received a bachelor
of arts from Emory College of Emory
University in Atlanta, Georgia at the
165th commencement ceremony on
May 10. Fisher was also named to
the Dean's List of Emory College, the
undergraduate liberal arts college of
Emory University, for the spring semes-
ter. Students must be in the top 20 per-
cent of Emory College or have approxi-
mately a 3.853 grade point average or
higher to be named to the Dean's List.
Emory University is known for its
demanding academics, outstanding
undergraduate experience, highly ranked
professional schools and state-of-the-art
research facilities. Perennially ranked as
one of the country's top 20 national uni-
versities by U.S. News & World Report,
Emory encompasses nine academic
divisions as well as the Carlos Museum,
The Carter Center, the Yerkes National
Primate Research Center and Emory
Healthcare, Georgia's largest and most
comprehensive health care system.#

Theater Joins Art
Of The Olympians
B roadway Palm Dinner Theatre
will join the Art of the Olympians
Museum (AOTO) at the July
ArtWalk in the River District of
Downtown Fort Myers on Friday, July 2.
AOTO opens its Sport Experience
Gallery to Broadway Palm for a special
sneak peek at both organizations' sizzling
summer shows.
Guests at the July ArtWalk are
encouraged to start the night off early
and join Broadway Palm at the Art of
the Olympians Al Oerter Center for
Excellence for a meet and greet with
the actors from this summer's upcom-
ing musicals: Footloose, Cinderella and
Seussical from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. Actors
will perform a song from each of the
summer shows from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.
As a special offer, guests have the oppor-
tunity to place their name in a drawing
for two tickets to see Footloose.
AOTO welcomes two new shows to
the museum: The Winter Sports Exhibit
and the Skip Cutting Exhibit. The Winter
Olympics introduces patrons to the
seven main events in the Winter Olympic
Games: bobsled/skeleton, skating, curl-
ing, hockey, ski, biathlon, and luge. The
exhibit provides an interactive Olympic
experience as guests are invited to sit in
a bobsled, lay on a luge as well as view
Olympic uniforms and memorabilia while
paying tribute to the Winter Olympics.
Guests are also invited to stroll through
the Art Experience Gallery featuring more
than 30 multi-medium works by Skip
Cutting, a two-time U.S. Olympic Team
racing cyclist.
For general museum information, visit
the Web site at www.artoftheolympians.
com or call 332-5055.#


Graduates exited the stage wearing their sunglasses
Graduates exited the stage wearing their sunglasses

Antonio Clark, Zane Stoneman, Nicholas Underwood, Samuel Paul

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Pre-K Graduation
and Ms. Silvia Zavala. The children
delighted the audience singing special
songs they learned for the graduation
ceremony. One of the songs was per-
formed using sign language, and the
last song was Goodbye Dear Friends.
As the graduates exited the stage, they
put on their sunglasses, looking for-
ward to a bright future ahead of them.
The 18 graduates are Antonio Clark,
Bailey Drobnyk, Matthew Dunn, Will
Hall, Vincas Jankauskas, Othmane
Martinez, Colin Menzel, Liam Murray,

Kylee Panaretos, Samuel Paul, Camryn
Peach, Tye Phoenix, Johnny Quillin,
Daniel Romulus, Hudson Stirner, Zane
Stoneman, Nicholas Underwood, and
Milena Weigel.
This last academic school year, 2008-
2009, the Children's Education Center
became a VPK Provider for the first
time. VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten)
is funded by the state of Florida and pays
for partial tuition for pre-k students. The
first graduating VPK class was tested in
kindergarten this past fall and the results
of their "readiness for kindergarten" have
recently been submitted. Out of a score
of 200, the children scored 193. This

Scene from 80s to the Max

Schoolhouse Brings On The '70s
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater's second show of the summer season,
The 70s Show, is opening this Saturday, June 26 at 7p.m. Hits like Night
Fever, Dancing Queen, Proud Mary and Stayin' Alive will have you dusting
off your platform shoes and three-piece suits and rockin' out 1970s style.
Lexie Dorsett, Gina Gloria, Samantha Rotella, Kevin T. Murphy and Geoffrey
Nelson star in this fun-filled musical revue, under the direction of Artistic Director
Victor Legarreta and Musical Director Sarah Lawing. High-energy choreography is
directed by Schoolhouse veteran Bobby Logue.
There will be an opening night reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres before the
show so book your tickets in advance to secure your seat. The reception will start at 6
The Schoolhouse is offering reduced summer prices; children 16 and under are
just $10 and adults are $25. The 70s Show will play Wednesday and Saturday nights
through August 14. Its companion show, 80s to the Max, will run Thursday and
Saturday evenings until August 12.
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle
Way. For tickets call the box office at 472-6862. Visit the Web site at www.

Othmane Martinez, Kylee Panaretos, Vincas Jankauskas and Camryn Peach

score is a reflection of the quality educa-
tional program at the center, the support-

From page 1

Sea Turtle Season
Adult females are still coming ashore to
nest while the nests that have been incu-
bating for the last two months are begin-
ning to hatch, making the beach a busy
place at night.
Most people are not aware that sea
turtles can not back up. Furniture and
other beach obstructions cause them to
abandon nesting attempts. After several
failed attempts, females eject the eggs in
the water.
Whether you're leaving the beach for the
day or taking a stroll at night, please keep
these things in mind to keep our beaches
sea turtle friendly:
Remove all beach furniture, tents and
Fill in all holes that you dig
Turn off or shield all lights facing the
Avoid using a flashlight
Never take flash photographs
Honor the leash law
Respect all marked sea turtle nests
If you happen to see a sea turtle, keep
a respectful distance and watch quietly. It
is a rare experience and one to be trea-
Learn more about the sea turtles
that nest on our beaches at the Turtles
Tracks program on Thursdays at 9
a.m. at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation's Nature Center, 3333
Sanibel-Captiva Road; phone 472-2329
for more information.

ive families, and last, but not least, the
wonderful, dedicated teachers.O

You can find current sea turtle nesting
stats at

Shore Fishing:
Don't Harm The Fish
by Capt. Matt Mitchell

ending a big fish from the
beach can be hard on the fish.
Dragging a fish up onto the
sand if you're going to release it is
not an option as it usually damages
or kills the fish.
Hold the fish in the water while
you unhook it if you're going to
release it.
The less you can touch a fish
before release the better for the fish.
If you want a picture with the
fish, support it as you lift it out of the
water and do it quickly.
Before releasing, revive the fish
while holding it in the water; moving
it slowly back are forth so water goes
over its gills. The fish will let you
know when it's ready to swim off.
Florida just recently changed
the regulations on fishing from shore.
Florida residents as well as out of
state visitors need a fishing license to
fish from shore.

28 ISLAND SUN- JUNE 25, 2010
Sanibel-Captiva Art League
Art Shows At Library And BIG ARTS

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Beautiful tropical scenes and a color ful variety of other subjects are among
the 100 paintings by members of the San-Cap Art League in their annual
summer exhibits in Sanibel Public Library and in BIG AR TS Phillips Gallery.
Members' paintings can be seen in several other area galleries and in the Jacaranda
Many of the paintings were done at the weekly paint-outs at different island loca-
tions such as the Lighthouse, Bowman Beach and the Sanibel Historical V village.
Also on view on weekday after noons at BIG ARTS are Artreach Banners designed
by high school students to raise awareness and prevention of human trafficking. In
addition to above artwork there is another special display, Brushworks From the Soul,

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people experiencing various stages of memory loss.
The Art League has 150 resident and vacationing members who have art experi-
ence ranging from beginners to professional artists and who work in a variety of
materials. Members have the opportunity to meet once a week for paint-outs, to
attend monthly seasonal meetings with informative presentations and participate in
workshops with nationally-known artists. The paintings on exhibit this summer, many
by award-winning artists, include a variety of subjects such as island scenes, still life,
figures, nature and animals
The league's mission is to provide encouragement, enrichment and education in the
visual arts to the community. Island visitors and residents are welcome to the exhib its,
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Snowy Plover Nesting Update



photo by Hugh McLaughlin

As of Friday, June 18 there was one snowy plover nest on Sanibel with
three eggs. There are six chicks. All the nests are on Sanibel's east end. It
is extremely important that people do not disturb nesting birds nor let dogs
run on the beach. As an example of how vulnerable the snowy chicks are, Nest 11
hatched three chicks on the evening of June 15; by Friday mor ning, only one chick
SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) coordinates the monitoring of
snowy plover nesting on Sanibel. Snowy plovers nest on the beach. SCCF stakes pro-
tective exclosures around the nests. Please do not enter the staked exclosures and keep
dogs out as well. When snowy plovers are not moving, they are extremely well camou-
flaged. If a snowy plover is flushed from its nest, it takes very little time for the hot sun
to damage the eggs.
The snowy plover is a state-listed, threatened species on Sanibel. The most recent
estimate indicates that around 200 pairs of snowy plovers remain along the west coast
of Florida, from the Panhandle through Cape Sable. Snowy plover nesting season
runs through August, and they can nest two or three times in one season. Y ou can
learn more about snowy plovers on Sanibel at a program offered on Fridays at 10 at
SCCF's Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. After a talk about snowies, the
group will carpool out to the beach to lear n how to spot these elusive shorebirds in
their native habitat. For more information, visit

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Book Review
The Girl With The
Dragon Tattoo
by Max
T he publishing
S sensation of
i the summer is
a trilogy of novels
from Sweden that
are dominating the
best seller lists and
Captivating readers
The Girl With
The Dragon Tattoo is the first of three
books, described by The Washington
Post as "wildly suspenseful... an intel-
ligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engross-
ing thriller."
Not being a big fan of fiction writing,
usually preferring biography or history, I
plunged into Tattoo with some skepticism
and doubt, only to emerge hours later
bleary-eyed and thoroughly immersed in
one of the best summer reads in years.
Tattoo was written by Stieg Larsson,
a crusading Swedish journalist who died
suddenly at the age of 50 in 2004 after
delivering his manuscripts, named the
Millennium Trilogy, to his publisher. It
is the story of the 40-year-old disappear-
ance and possible murder of a young girl
from one of Sweden's most powerful
industrial families.
The mesmerizing attraction of the
book is the intricate plotting, complex

writing, and
nary gift for
that propels
the book
along with
and surprise.
two lead-

Tutankhamun: The Pharaoh's Tomb
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ing characters and occasional lovers are
Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-age investiga-
tive reporter and undoubtedly the alter
ego of the deceased Larsson, and Lisbeth
Salander, the girl with the dragon tat-
tooed from the nape of her neck to her
tail-bone, and an accomplished computer
hacker with a photographic memory who
doesn't take guff from anybody.
The trilogy should be read in sequen-
tial order because the story continues with
The Girl Who Played With Fire and The
Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest.
Trust me on this one. To get your
mind off the oil spill, the heat and humid-
ity, turn your attention to the Millennium
Trilogy and enjoy an exciting adventure
in cool Sweden.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,
by Stieg Larsson. Vintage books, 644
pages, paperback, $7.99.



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SWFL Museum of History. Due to popular demand, the museum's traveling
exhibit, Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb, is being
extended through August 15.
Visitors will experience the spectacle, tradition, history and religion of ancient Egypt
as King Tut is resurrected and the 18th Dynasty comes to life in this astonishing exhib-
it presenting more than 100 faithfully reproduced replicas of original artifacts that will
never be seen outside Egypt.
Egyptologist Professor Adrian Kerr narrates the audio tour. A family-friendly audio
tour version for children and students is also available, along with a supplementary
education guide distributed at the museum and online.
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Warren Richey paddling his kayak
photo by Marty Sullivan

As far as Warren Richey knew, his life was on course. A reporter with a beau-
tiful wife and talented son, Richey couldn't imagine how it could be any bet-
ter... Then his marriage falls apart and he can't imagine how it could be any
The divorce leaves Richey questioning everything, while struggling to find a way
forward. To get his bearings, he enters the first Ultimate Florida Challenge, an all-out
1,200-mile kayak race around Florida.
The UFC is less of a race than it is a dare or a threat. The 30-day deadline sets a
grueling, 24-hour-a-day pace through shark, alligator, and even python infested waters.
But those 1,200 miles are only a fraction of a jour ney that pulls Richey back to when
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went right, and how to do it better the second time around.
Warren Richey's memoir Without a Paddle is a remarkable physical and emotional
journey that cuts to the heart of what it means to be a man, a husband, and a father .
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Library Mini-Parade Float Contest
T he Sanibel Public
Library's 8th
annual Mini-
Parade Float Contest
will be held on June
29 at 3 p.m. at the
library. The contest is
for children in pre-K
through 5th grade.
Floats are judged
in age and talent cat-
egories. They must be
made from a shoe box
and reflect the theme.
Themes always fol-
low Sanibel's parade r.,
theme which this year
is Freedom Rocks! P'r.lJ
Float entries must be ';nr:-
turned in on June 29.0 'r,.,.

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tic Voic s Don Brown, retired ar
Poetic Voices native Floridian, is author
Scrub Country and Joy in
For consideration, poetry books available frc
please send typed Sanibel Library. His book
poems with a browsed online at iUniver
short biography to
.. Island Sun, 1640 store He is poet laureate
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selected by Don Brown
Love's Many Faces
by DL Brown
There is the love that meets response
and blossoms in the spring
There is the love that grows
and with the robins sing
There is the love that celebrates
with toasts and champagne
There is the love content
that warms each knowing day
There is the love that's meant
to last for years and fill the moments
There is the love that leaves
and goes away
There is the love not buried in the
but rises with the sun and glows within
There is the love that knows God's
sees and feels in every hour
the fragrant beauty of each flower

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You're In Good
Hands At The
Sanibel Library
Sanibel Public Library staff mem-
bers have completed CPR/AED
training. Sanibel Fire and Rescue's
Training Officer Tim Barrett held a
training class for library employees on
June 16. The extensive training session
covered how to handle emergencies

involving adults, children and infants.
The course was offered in conjunction
with the library's safety program. The
library has three automatic external defi-
brillators, or AED units, on site for your
safety. It is a great feeling to know that
staff is properly trained in their use.
For information on CPR/AED train-
ing courses offered by Sanibel Fire and
Rescue, contact Barrett at 472-5525.0

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Tennis Pro Wins
Christie Bradley, director of ten-
nis and fitness at The Sanctuary
Golf Club, won the United
States Professional Tennis Association
(USPTA) National Clay Court 45s
Singles Championship at Ibis Golf &
Country Club in West Palm Beach on
May 25. Bradley followed up this amaz-
ing accomplishment by winning the
USPTA Florida Grand Prix 35s Singles
Championship at Ocean Reef on June
6 in Key Largo. "This is an incred-
ible and very rare feat by an incredible
player and teaching professional," said
Tim Heckler, chief executive officer of
the USPTA.
Founded in 1927, USPTA is the
world's oldest and largest association
of tennis-teaching professionals. With
more than 15,000 members worldwide,
USPTA offers more than 60 professional
benefits to its members, including certifi-
cation and extensive educational oppor-
tunities. Approximately 13,500 USPTA
members work in the United States. The
rest represent more than 80 countries
around the world.
The majority of USPTA's membership
consists of professional-level members
who work full time in the tennis industry.
Professionals are rated at three levels,
with Professional 1 (i.e. P-l) being the
highest, according to their scores on a
five-part certification exam. USPTA pro-

Christie Bradley

fessionals direct tennis businesses, devel-
op tennis programming, oversee tennis
operations, teach lessons and coach
teams at all types of facilities.
Bradley, who has the highest tested
professional accreditation as a P-1
instructor, represents The Sanctuary
Club on Sanibel Island with pride. "I love
playing in tournaments in the summer
months, but I have just as much fun at
The Sanctuary teaching and playing with
our members during the rest of the year,"
said Bradley.
"We are thrilled with Christie's recent
accomplishments. She is truly one of the

best players and teachers in the country.
We are honored that she chose The
Sanctuary as her home club," said Bob
Chrenc, President of the board of gover-
nors at The Sanctuary Golf Club.
Bradley also factored in assisting the
club with its recent recognition of two
very prominent national awards includ-
ing the Platinum Club of America and
Boardroom Magazine's Distinguished
Clubs of America as one of only two pri-
vate clubs across the country to receive its
coveted Emerald Club Award.

Top Ten Books
On The Island
1. Living Sanibel by Charles
2. Sand In My Eyes by Christine
3. Girl Who Played With Fire by
Steig Larson
4. Deep Shadow by Randy Wayne
5. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
6. Cutting For Stone by Abraham
7. Short Second Life of Bree
Tanner by Stephanie Meyer
8. Art of Racing in the Rain by
Garth Seth
9. 61 Hours by Lee Child
10. Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
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Sanibel Rec
Member Of
The Month
he City of Sanibel Recreation
Department recognized Member
of the Month Melissa Spencer.
Spencer and her family have lived on
Sanibel for the past five years and have
been members of the recreation center
since the day it opened. She joined to
have access to the latest exercise equip-
ment, the state-of-the-art pool and the
after-school and summer youth pro-
grams for her children. The rec center
has impacted Spencer's life in several
ways. First, it has provided her with a
great location for her triathlon training.
Secondly, due to the after-school and
summer youth programs, it has afforded
her the opportunity to return to work.
She said, "The recreation center is a
wonderful place to go and escape the
heat. It has all the amenities you need
to stay physically fit and keep the kids
happy. It is a great value and everyone
should consider joining."
The Sanibel Recreation Center is
located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual
memberships are available. For more
information call 472-0345 or visit www.

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PGA Tips

Firm And Fast
by Matt Oakley,
PGA Golf
A s I watched
( .the U.S.
j- i I kOpen this
weekend I was
pleased by an
interview NBC did
with the president
of the USGA about
golf course con-
ditions. He said
that the USGA was putting more of
an emphasis on "firm and fast" condi-
tions rather than perfectly manicured
overly green conditions. He said he felt

this was more in the spirit of the game
and would help us all as golf courses be
more environmentally sensitive as water
supplies naturally dwindle over time.
I believe the Masters has mined public
perception of reality of what a golf course
should look like. Perfectly manicured
fairways every blade of grass perfect
- looks more like a garden that a place
to play golf. The reality of golf courses
trying to achieve these conditions makes
the game play completely different and
is why there is definitely an "American"
game and the game as it is in the rest of
the world. Wait until you see St. Andrews
next month in the British Open. It will
make the greens at Pebble Beach or TPC
Sawgrass (remember how brown they
looked last month?) look like Augusta.
They will be brown, firm and fast.
To get a golf course so green in most

parts of the country requires so much
irrigation water that the course has to be
sloppy, wet and mushy every day. Golf
has to be played in the air on this set-up.
You can't run your ball up to the green if
it's windy, you have to hit it in the air.
The average USGA handicap in
America is in the mid 20s. That means
the average guy is hoping to break 100
as a goal before the round. Typically this
type of player has the most difficulty with
the "in the air" shots. If he could run it
up a few times scores would drop imme-
Kudos to the USGA for nurturing the
spirit of the game and bringing firm and
fast (brown) conditions back to our game.
When future generations start to run out
of water, they will thank us for starting

ISLAND SUN JUNE 25, 2010 35

Gym Open
The Sanibel Recreation Center gym-
nasium and weight room annual
maintenance has been rescheduled.
The hours of operation have returned to
normal and the facilities are open for use
at this time.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is at
3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more
information call the Sanibel Recreation
Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysani-

36 ISLAND SUN -JUNE 25, 2010

Red Sox Have Risen From
The Dead To Challenge In
American League Eastern Division
by Ed Frank
T hey were written off. There were cries to trade their big
slugger who was mired in an early-season slump. No
way, the critics said, could they become a contender in
the tough American League Eastern Division.
This was the situation little more than a month ago. But what
a difference a month makes!
As the week began, the Boston Red Sox were the hottest
team in the Major Leagues. Winners of six straight games after
sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers in inter -league play last week-
end to complete a sizzling 8-1 homes stand, the Red Sox, at
43-28, had drawn even with the Tampa Bay Rays and trailed the
New York Yankees by only a single game.
One needs only to look at the American League statistics to understand why the
BoSox had climbed near the top of the AL East. In all eight categories home runs,
runs scored, RBIs, batting average, stolen bases, doubles, triples and slugging percent-
age there was a Red Sox either leading the league or among the leaders.
And the same is true for the pitching.
Clay Buchholz, who stifled the Dodgers for seven innings Sunday night in a 2-0 vic-
tory, improved his season record to 10-4 to tie Phil Hughes of the Y ankees and David
Price of the Rays for the most wins in the AL. His ERA of 2.47 is second behind
Hughes at 2.45.
In his last eight starts, Buchholz is 7-1 with a 1.62 ERA, the kind of sparkling
record that should earn the 25-year-old right-hander his first All-Star Game selection.
But there is more than Buchholz when it comes to Red Sox pitching. Jon Lester is
8-2, John Lackey is 8-3 and Jonathan Papelbon has converted 16 of 17 save oppor -
If you turn the calendar back just six weeks, there were reports abounding that the
Red Sox were going to or should dump David Ortiz who was hitting less than .200.
This proud hero of Boston's two World Series titles in 2004 and 2007 was just not
producing hits, RBIs or home runs.
No longer is that the case and the trade rumors have halted. His 15 home runs are
among the tops in the league, he has driven in 46 runs and his batting average had
climbed to .260 as the week began.



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Here are the other reasons why the Red Sox have emer ged as the hottest team in
Runs Scored Kevin Youkilis, 58, tops in the league
RBIs Adrian Beltre, 48, among the league leaders
Batting Average Beltre, .336, a league leader
Stolen Bases and Doubles Dustin Pedroia, among the leaders
Triples and Slugging Percentage Kevin Youkilis, also atop the league
As the 2010 season nears the half-way mark, the long tough days of summer
remain and many a team has wilted as the temperatures rise. However, the Red Sox
appear to have the fire power to remain in contention during the stretch run.
Miracle Struggles against First-Place Charlotte
The Fort Myers Miracle were swept last weekend by first-place Charlotte extending
their season-high losing streak to six games. With a first-half season record of 26-39
beginning this week, the Miracle trailed Charlotte by 15 games in the South Division
of the Florida State League.
The Miracle take on Charlotte again this week in a three-game series starting
Thursday at Hammond Stadium in the Lee County Sports Complex. The Thursday to
Saturday games begin at 7:05 p.m.

1. Who holds the major-league record for most stolen bases in a season without being caught
2. In 2009, Mark Buehrle became the second White Sox pitcher to have two no-hitters in his
career. Who was the first?
3. True or false: Vince Lombardi never had a losing season in 10 years as an NFL head coach.
4. Name the last Pac-10 team to win the men's college basketball national championship.
5. How many years after Terry Sawchuk set the NHL goaltender record for career shutouts
(103) was it that Martin Brodeur broke it?
6. Name the last driver (not counting current driver Brad Keselowski in 2009) to get his only
career Cup win at Talladega Superspeedway.
7. Who holds the Wimbledon record for most aces in a men's tennis singles match?

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Dunes Junior

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Is Under Way
The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club
is now accepting registrations for
its second annual Junior Sports
Camp for boys and girls ages eight to
16. The Dunes Sports Camp is a seven-
week program which began June 21
and runs Monday through Friday from
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp
offers tennis clinics, drills, and match

From page 11

Rotary Happenings
burdensome process and can bog down
the system. Most of the appraisals are
accurate but upon occasion there are
mistakes made. Ken owned up to at least
one. The department is down 23 people
but the workload seems to be up consid-
erably. This from The News-Press: "New
assessments from the county's property
appraiser released Tuesday show the tax-
able value of county property dropping
to $54.9 billion in 2009 down 15 per-
cent from the year before and almost 40
percent from four years ago during the
height of real estate market. The numbers
will be used to calculate local govern-
ments' 2010-11 budgets."
Wilkinson didn't seem to be put off
by his job, if fact, he is up for re-election.
He takes a great deal of pride in his
work and his accomplishment within the
department. He sees the job as a chal-
lenge. Fairest to all property owners is
foremost to succeeding in his job.
There were a couple of other things
he brought up. First was homestead
fraud. The department is investigat-
ing 16,000 cases of homestead fraud.
Wilkinson said, "People are getting some
bad information from their lawyers and
are now vulnerable to investigation." The
county cannot afford losing tax money,
particularly during this economic time,
and will pursue these cases to recapture

play each week and also golf clinics on
selected weeks. In addition, the club
pool will be available for all players.
Camp fees are $40 per person, per day
or $150 for the week.
USPTA Professionals Toni Halski and
Elliot Elkins will be instructing the tennis
camp and PGA Professional Brad Hicks
will be instructing golf.
To register or for more information,
call The Dunes Tennis Shop at 472-

any lost revenue. Chinese drywall was
another concern. A formula is now being
devised to calculate the approximate
value of these properties. Who takes the
hit for this one, I don't know. Wilkinson
seems to have the disposition to handle
almost anything that comes his way and
the intelligence to pursue the most appro-
priate answers in solving the complex
problems that are brought to his desk
regarding fair property appraisals for our
The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club
meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning at
Beachview Steakhouse, 1100 Par View
Drive. If you would like further informa-
tion regarding the Sanibel Rotary or
Rotary International, call 337-1099.#

ISLAND SUN JUNE 25, 2010 37


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* Custom built 4BD/3.5BA courtyard
* Spacious screened pool, spa and pa
* Exquisite custom finishes through
* Over 4,000 sq. ft. I ....
* $729,000 (2100584)
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* 5BR/5BAwith .. I. .. .
* Wood floors, 2 fireplaces, elevator
* Fireplace & built-ins, his/hers baths
* I I,, pool & tennis, acre +
* $4,395,000 (2801645)
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tio area 1 BR & 2 BR units, fully furnished
ut On-site rentals, nightly rental option
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* Direct sunset views over Gulf of Mexico
* Boat dock
* Ultimate privacy & location
* $5,750,000 (2100560)
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* 3BR/2.5BA, Den/Office or 4th Bedroom
* Cathedral C ,i.... Craft Room
* New insulation, duct work, A/C
* Raised Caged Pool, Perfect Condition
* $609,900 (2701809)
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* Spacious 4BR/3.5BA, exquisitely decorated
* Upgraded appliances, vaulted ,i I.. i,
* Fully furnished, club membership available
* Heated pool, I I course view
* $999,000. (2100559)
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May Top Producers
IP Realty
V Group, Inc.
May top
associates from the
Sanibel office are:
The Marketeers
-John Nicholson,
Jason Lomano,
Theresa Lomano,
Jim Artale and
m A a The Marketeers: Jason Lomano, Jim Artale,
Ken Colter was
en Coler as th John Nicholson and Ken Colter
recognzied as the
Top Sales Team.
With over 90+ years
of combined knowl-
edge and expertise,
the Marketeers group
has helped thousands
of clients achieve
their real estate goals.
Mary Lou Bailey
was recognized as the
Top Selling Agent.
Bailey is a member of Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette
the Sanibel-Captiva
Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and
the National Association of Realtors.
The Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette Team was recognized
as the Top Listings Team and the Top Producing Team. Since
merging their businesses together in 2007, the McMurray and
Nette Team has been consistent top agents locally and compa-
David Schuldenfrei was recognized as the Top Listings Agent.
He is a New Jersey native who graduated from the University
of Miami with a BBA. He is a graduate of the Realtors Institute
and a certified residential specialist. He is a broker associate with
over 30 years experience in the Sanibel-Captiva real estate sales

James and Penny Hetmanek were recognized as the Top Producers. James is a
broker associate, a CRS (certified real estate specialist) and a GRI (graduate of Real
Estate Institute). Penny is a ABR (accredited buyers certification) and a SCIS (Sanibel &
Captiva Island specialist).4

Public Is Invited To Shell Point

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residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort style retire-
ment options and lifecare, are invited to attend an informational meeting at
Shell Point Retirement Community. One of Shell Point's experienced retire-
ment counselors will explain the benefits of being a resident.
The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. on the following dates in the Woodlands
Commons at Shell Point: July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28; August 3, 4, 10, 11,
17, 18, 24, 25, and 31.
Included is a tour of the Island community, model units in The Woodlands and
Eagles Preserve, as well as the many amenities that are available to residents.
Admission is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may
be made by calling 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131.4

Commercial Leasing


1975 Periwinkle Way
600 1600 Sq.Ft.
Retail Space
Negotiable Rates

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300-831 Sq.Ft. Retail Space
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740 Sq.Ft. Office Space
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1802 Sq.Ft.
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40 ISLAND SUN- JUNE 25, 2010

Types Of Bulbs
by Bryan Hayes
,* Incandescent
S bulbs are the
J. old standby that
SThomas Edison
invented in the late
S, 1800s. They are
still the most com-
.' mon bulb in use
today. The light
that is produced by
these types of bulbs
is only altered by the effects added to
the glass itself. The average bulb lasts
between 700 to 1,000 hours.
Halogen bulbs are a variation of an
incandescent bulb. These bulbs are used
for general illumination much like an
incandescent bulb, but are much brighter.
This brightness comes with a high price
though. These types of bulbs produce a
tremendous amount of heat. This type
of bulb will give you a longer life than an
incandescent bulb.
Fluorescent bulbs work differently
from the two previous bulbs by passing
electricity through a tube filled with types
of gasses rather than utilizing an electri-
fied filament. The light that these types
of bulbs produce have a reputation of
not being very flattering. These are often
used in workshops, closets and office
applications. Manufacturers have, how-
ever, made advances in recent years with
the quality of the light that comes from
these types of bulbs. The one major up
side of these types of bulbs is the bulb life
of 10,000 to 20,000 hours.
See you next week with part 2.
Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air condi-
tioning contractor He also owns, with
his brother Todd, an electrical busi-

ness on Sanibel. He can be reached at
Bryan@Sanibelair com.


Harmony In

Your Design Plan
by Jeanie Tinch
T he principles
of design are
proportion, bal-
ance, rhythm and
emphasis. Of them
all, harmony is the
most essential to
a pleasing com-
position. Why?
Because creating a
harmonious living space is exactly what
good design is all about.
Exactly what is harmony, you ask.
Simply defined, harmony is the pleasing
and orderly arrangement of all design
parts so that they form a consistent and
satisfying whole.
Because one of today's strongest
design trends leans toward eclecticism,
creating a harmonious room design by
mixing a variety of design elements is
a wonderful option. But while having a
single element or two out of harmony
with everything else in a room may give
that room a distinctive and personal
touch, having most of the major elements
opposed to each other in mood, line and
color produces confusion and an unpleas-
ant sense of discord.
Therefore, it's key in planning your
new room design that you create harmo-
ny between the sizes of different pieces of
furniture you select for your new room.
Another key consideration in creating a

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harmonious eclectic style is to definitely
consider mixing periods and styles in your
furniture pieces because it will not only
make for a more harmonious feeling in
your room, but will ultimately create a
more interesting decorating scheme.
It's important to remember that when
you mix different periods or styles of
furnishings that your pieces all be in the
same or similar mood that is, either
formal or informal, gay and frivolous or
serious, dignified and formal.
For instance, a rustic looking ladder
back chair would be completely out of
harmony with the slim elegance of a
classic Georgian console. But an Early
American butterfly table would work
very well with a French provincial piece,
because both are simple, country type
Harmony is also very important when
placing artwork and accessories in any
room... especially when these pieces are
placed over a large furniture piece. An
example of this would be hanging a series
of pictures on one level therefore creat-
ing a better sense of order, and making a
more eye-pleasing grouping. Conversely,
placing the same art in a stair step
fashion would create a very unattractive
arrangement by losing all cohesion and
Jeanie Tinch is an interior decora-
tor on Sanibel. She can be reached at
jeanie@decden. net.

From page 6
Dock Debate
(the seagrasses) we would not have the
fisheries or the clean water we have.
The filtration capacities of the bay will be
diminished by having a large number of
Loflin said the cumulative impact of
shading by the docks and the materi-
als used to construct them will adversely
affect the grasses. He noted that measures
can be taken such as light-penetrating
decking materials, to offset the effects.
The fact that the bay is habitat for
the endangered smalltooth sawfish may
help Sanibel's legal arguments, said
Rae Ann Wessel of the Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation. She urged the
commission to make its views strongly
known to the city council.
A draft ordinance that includes 30 con-
ditions for dock construction will be sent
to the city council at its July 20 meeting.0

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Lightning Capital

Of The Nation
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Public Relations
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Service, there are
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flashes each and
every year. Since
1980, lightning has
killed an average
of 58 people each year in the United
States. In 2009, five people were killed
by lightning and 69 were injured in
Florida alone. Of the estimated one mil-
lion lightning strikes per year in Florida,
the majority happen between June and
To protect yourself and your loved ones
from this frightening phenomenon, LCEC
recommends the following precautions.
If you're outdoors, avoid water, high
ground, open spaces and metal objects,
including fences, machinery, motors, and
power tools.
Do not seek shelter under a picnic
pavilion or isolated trees. You'll be safer in
an enclosed building or a car.
If lightning is striking nearby and you
are not indoors, crouch down, put your
feet together and place your hands over
your ears. Do not lie flat.
Lightning related deaths are usually
caused by cardiac arrest. Assist a victim
immediately by administering CPR, if
you're qualified, and calling 911. There is
no threat of electrocution through bodily
contact with the victim. So, don't be afraid
to help.
Said best by the National Weather
Service, "When thunder roars, go

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With the unfortunate financial situation, his therapist then applied to The Autism
Fund on Austin's behalf and the fund's board of directors found his case compelling.
The Autism Fund was created to provide financial aid for families with children who
cannot afford proper treatment. With help from The Autism Fund, Austin is back in
four days a week and is continuing with his progress.
"This is just the type of child The Autism Fund was created to help," said Sanibel
resident Patrick O'Sullivan, the fund's manager. "His parents have shown dedication to
their child's treatment, he has responded well to the behavioral therapy he was receiv-
ing, and he is young enough that continued early intervention will pay him the most
dividends," O'Sullivan said.
The Autism Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)3 public charity created to provide applied behav-
ior analysis therapy to very needy children on the autism spectrum who reside in Lee
or Collier Counties. To learn more about The Autism Fund and its mission, or to make
a contribution, go to

The Autism Fund, Inc., a Sanibel based charity, has made a treatment grant
award on behalf of a five-year-old Cape Coral child who is affected with
autism. This child, who will be called "Austin," was a normally developing
little boy until, at the age of about two, his parents noticed significant changes in
his behavior.
First, Austin began to lose his ability to speak, although he had previously had
words in both English and Spanish. Then, he began to withdraw, refusing to interact,
or even make eye contact, with his parents and sister. Finally, he began having out-
bursts and engaging in repeated, ritualistic behaviors such as lining up all his toys, but
not playing with them.
Austin's parents had him evaluated by an expert in autism spectrum disorders, who
determined that he was autistic. He immediately began daily behavioral therapy ses-
sions and his symptoms slowly began to recede. Unfortunately, his father then lost his
construction job as the recession deepened and the housing market slumped. In addi-
tion, the family lost their home in foreclosure.

New Member Joins American
Air Campers Association Board
D on Abbott, founder and presi-
dent of American Air Campers
Association (AACA), welcomes
Amy Laboda to the AACA advisory
AACA is a new association founded
by Abbott to promote, protect and pre-
serve the combined freedoms of flying and
camping in America.
Laboda took up flying when she was
just 15 years old. She holds airline trans-
port pilot, glider and gyroplane ratings,
and is a single and multi-engine instrument
flight instructor. During her career, she
has towed gliders, flown ultra-light aircraft,
wrestled with aerobatics and even dabbled
in skydiving.
In 2001, Laboda became the editor in
chief of Aviation For Women magazine.
Laboda is a FAA FAAST Team representa-
tive on the national level. She also con-
tributes to, as
well as extending her creative talents and Amy Laboda
expertise to Kitplanes and Fly Corporate
magazines and
Laboda is an aircraft owner who enjoys recreational flying. She resides in an avia-
tion community in Southwest Florida with her husband (a retired airline captain, avid
pilot and aircraft builder) and two daughters.
Learn more about AACA at, email info@america-, call 415-4693 or toll free at 1-877-352-CAMP (2267).#

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Around The Islands
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 Thursdays
at Traders Store & Cafe, phone 472-
The Jacaranda has entertainment
nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight, phone

Danny Morgan and Friends play at
Casa Ybel Resort pool bar on Sundays
from 1 to 4 p.m., phone 472-3145.
Sunshine Seafood Cafe at 8750
Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, has live
entertainment on Friday and Saturday
nights featuring jazz and relaxing dining
entertainment, phone 489-2233.
Restaurant owners/managers, please
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Beth Weigel and Robin Colby have joined the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
as executive assistants. Weigel will assist with trust administration, client rela-
tions and marketing. Her background includes 15 years of experience in
accounting and small business management, including a CPA credential. She earned
her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Clarkson University.
Weigel served on the board of The Children's Education Center of the Islands as
treasurer and continues to volunteer.
Colby will assist in the handling of the company's client service operations. Her 10
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Roepstorffs Named Bankers Of Year

CEO and president of Edison
National Bank, have been named
Bankers of the Year by the Florida
Bankers Association (FBA). They accept-
ed the award during the FBA's 122nd
annual meeting after a standing ovation
offered by their colleagues and peers.
"It is an honor to be recognized with
such a prestigious award, and especially
to be chosen for this title by our peers,"
said Robbie Roepstorff. "We share these
accolades with our board of directors, staff,
customers and community. We attribute all
of our accomplishments to the dedication
and professionalism of our board of direc-
tors and staff members.
Each year, the FBA's executive com-
mittee selects a Banker of the Year who
has given unselfishly of his or her time and
effort to improve the Florida banking indus-
try, as well as his or her community. This is
the first time FBA has bestowed this award Robbie and Geoffrey Roepstorff
on a couple, rather than an individual.
The Roepstorffs contribute their time and experience as board members for the
FBA of which Robbie Reopstorff is a past director. The couple also actively gives back
to the community, providing financial support and leadership for a variety of causes
including education, children's welfare, wildlife and coastal habitat preservation, and
supporting the arts in Lee County. Geoffrey Roepstorff currently serves as a trustee for
Lee County Electric Cooperative, and he is an active member of the board of direc-
tors for several nonprofit charitable organizations such as Southwest Florida Addiction
Services and The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Robbie Roepstorff
is a trustee for Florida Gulf Coast University and serves on the board of directors for
organizations such as the Good Neighbor Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva,
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Airports Add
$3.8 Billion To
Local Economy
The Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) con-
ducted a Statewide Aviation
Economic Impact Study that showed
that Southwest Florida International
Airport (RSW) and Page Field General
Aviation Airport (FMY) in Fort Myers,
contributed more than $3.8 billion to
the region's economy on an annual
basis in 2009. The Florida Statewide
Aviation Economic Impact Study began
in December 2008 and was completed
in March 2010.
As part of an update to the Florida
Aviation System Plan, FDOT focused
on annual economic impact associated
with 19 commercial airports, 102 public-
use general aviation airports, as well as
11 military aviation facilities. The study
looked at various on-airport and off-
airport aviation-related activities expressed
as direct, indirect and induced (multiplier)
impacts. In total, aviation is responsible
for an estimated $114.7 billion in annual
economic activity or output in the state of
Southwest Florida International Airport
(RSW) contributed more than $3.7 billion
to the local economy from airport and
related-airport activities and accounted for
41,588 jobs.
The study also examined the economic
impacts of Page Field (FMY), the general
aviation and reliever airport operated

by the Lee County Port Authority. The
study showed Page Field's contribution
was $94.5 million in 2009 and that the
airport is responsible for more than 987
"The FDOT study shows the sig-
nificant economic benefit of aviation in
Florida," said Robert Ball, executive direc-
tor of the Lee County Port Authority.
Southwest Florida International Airport
served more than 7.4 million passengers
in 2009 and is one of the top 50 U.S.
airports for passenger traffic. Page Field
General Aviation Airport had nearly
76,000 air operations in 2009.0

New Grand
Rapids Flights
From Fort Myers
he Lee County Port Authority has
announced that AirTran Airways
will offer nonstop weekend ser-
vice between Fort Myers and Grand
Rapids, Michigan. The flights between
Southwest Florida International Airport
(RSW) and Gerald R. Ford International
Airport (GRR) will depart Fort Myers at
11:08 a.m. and arrive at 3:40 p.m. on
Saturday and Sunday.
This is the first time RSW will have
nonstop scheduled service to Grand
Rapids. AirTran is the second largest car-
rier at Southwest Florida International
For more information about AirTran
Airways, visit

ISLAND SUN JUNE 25, 2010 43

Students Get Scholarships For Blood
During the past school year, 14 high schools participated in the Lee Memorial
Blood Centers 7th annual High School Blood Drive Challenge. The program
has been revamped so that each high school is now eligible to earn scholar-
ship dollars for blood collected.
Over six thousand students age 16 and older and faculty participated during their
school's blood drives and 4,319 units of blood were collected for patients in the Lee
Memorial Health System. Parents and relatives of students were also invited to take
part. Some high schools held as many as four blood drives during the school year.
Some students donated a gallon (8 units) of blood by the time they graduated high
school. Over $37,000 in scholarships is being awarded to seniors at these area high
Units Scholarships
School Collected Awarded
Bishop Verot High School 140 $1,100
Cape Coral High School 481 $4,000
Cypress Lake High School 545 $6,000
Dunbar High School 284 $2,600
East Lee County High School 476 $4,000
Estero High School 352 $2,600
Fort Myers High School 284 $2,600
Gateway Charter High School 335 $2,600
Ida Baker High School 423 $4,000
Mariner High School 193 $1,600
North Fort Myers High School 105 $1,100
Richard Milburn Academy 27 $100
Riverdale High School 499 $4,000
South Fort Myers High School 189 $1,600
If your school is not listed and you would like to participate during the next school
year, call 334-5333 for more information

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Memory Classes
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Do you rely on lists during shop-
ping trips or sticky notes in your
car to remind you to pick up Fido
from the groomer?
Have you felt a sense of dread after
washing your hands, realizing that an
important name or number you'd writ-
ten on them had also washed down the
If so, Lee Memorial Health System is
offering memory classes at several loca-
tions during the month of July at varied
"Our memory classes are designed to
rs teach participants tools and techniques to
retain and remember more information,"
says program coordinator Sue Maxwell.
"They are part of the system's Healthy
Brain Initiative, which we started to help
residents boost brain power and fight
the onset of memory disorders. Since
we started the classes, hundreds of resi-
dents have participated and given us rave
The cost is $20 per person, plus $10
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To help combat summer blood shortages, Lee Memorial Blood Center will give
away a free Miracle baseball ticket and a baseball autographed by the Miracle
players to everyone who donates on Saturday, June 26, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The blood drive will be at Hammond Stadium/Lee County Sports Complex, 14400
Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers.
All blood collected remains in the community. Lee Memorial Health System uses
500+ units of blood each week. With both The Children's Hospital and the only trau-
ma center within a five county area, the need for blood locally remains constant, and
needs to be replenished daily. All blood types are currently needed.
The requirements to give blood are:
Age: At least 17 years old (16 with written parental consent) and in good general
health. There is no upper age limit.
Weight: Minimum of 110 pounds.
Identification: Must provide photo ID with date of birth.
Food: Eat a good meal before giving and drink plenty of fluids.
Medications: Many medications such as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, choles-
terol, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement do not necessarily prevent
someone from giving blood.
A pint of blood can be donated every 56 days
For questions about donating, call 334-5333.0

March Of Dimes
Chefs Auction Set For September
The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction is scheduled to for Saturday,
September 18 at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Doors will open
at 6:30 p.m. for the tasting and silent auction, followed by the live auction
at 8 p.m. Sponsors are Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry, LLC, Victory Layne Chevrolet,
Publix Super Markets, Total Wines, Chico's, Pushing the Envelope and Remington
It will feature fine food, executive chefs, local celebrities and live and silent auc-
tions. Participating restaurants will include Blue Pointe Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill,
Mason's Bakery, Bistro 41, The Flying Pig, The Prawnbroker Restaurant and Fish
Market, Irresistible Confections, Biddle's Restaurant & Piano Bar, The Grillroom
Chophouse & Wine Bar, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, Stonewood Grill & Tavern, and
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Each chef prepares one or two specialties -
ranging from appetizers to main courses and desserts in sampling portions for guests
to enjoy, striving to outdo one another in competition for the People's Choice Awards.
The live and silent auctions will feature exclusive dining experiences, travel, jewelry,
and other specialty items. Tickets are $125 each and 10-top tables are available for
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Lectures At Lee Center
For Rehabilitation And Wellness
r he following lectures will take place at the Lee Center for Rehabilitation and
Wellness located at 2070 Carrell Road, Fort Myers:
July 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Exercising on the Road presented by Tina Johnson, group exercise instructor
An interactive group presentation to find out how to exercise while traveling.
- Exercises using tubing and stretch bands that can be packed into a suitcase easily will
be demonstrated.
August 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 1 p.m.
Voice Aerobics for Parkinson's Disease presented by Kathy Gardner, exercise
An exercise program that focuses on breath support, posture, and vocal function
exercises for improved vocal performance. Designed for anyone who has lost power
or range in their voice associated with Parkinson's disease.
August 12 at 6 p.m.
Oh, My Aching Back presented by Kurt Gray, PT
The Wellness Spine Class includes specific education on your posture, keeping your
spine safe, and what exercises are essential to accomplish your daily activities.
August 17 at 4 p.m.
Swiss Ball at home or The Wellness Center presented by Bob Wilder, exercise
Participants will learn how to use a Swiss Ball to strengthen their core and improve
their balance.
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Urgent Plea For Home For Sister

Stormy Charley

AWS has an urgent plea for help. Stormy and Charlie, seven-year-old female
cat sisters, are in need of a loving new home.
Their current foster mom will soon be moving out of state. She would love
to take them along if she could, but is unsure how they'll weather such a big move. It
would be preferable for the kitties to stay with a local family.
Because they are so sweet, they get along with her other cats, they love to snuggle
in bed, they would never scratch the furniture and they always greets her visitors at the
door, she is certain that there is a family able to adopt the two of them. She said they
are more like friendly dogs than house cats. They'll even play a game or two of fetch.
Stormy and Charley became strays together after hurricane Charley in 2004 -
that's how they got their new names. Call Pam at PAWs, 472-4823, if you can help.#

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PAWS Pet Of The Week, Fred
Meet Fred, a shaggy, six-year-old, 40-pound, male, neutered bearded collie.
He's cute and he knows it. With his easy-going personality, he is happy to
lie by your feet while you watch TV or work at the computer.
He is a friend to all dogs and cats. Fred has issues with stairs, so he would prefer a
ground level home.
He is currently in a PAWS foster home, but he needs a permanent home. He is up
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Isabella Rasi
Shor ewood ofS anibel

Three bedroom beachfront
Views over pool to beach
Only $999,000
For Information
And Showings
Please Call
Isabella Rasi
(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
Multi-Million Dollar Producer

L OV LiIualy lway
Zoned for both commercial and
residential use. Rare opportunity on
Sanibel Island. Asking $895,000

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

1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
3BP/2BA, Lake View
Asking $492,500

)3JKI)3JA Iunes duplex. threat gott
course views. Beautiful wood floors
AAl;. no la 0nn

1613 Sand Castle Road
Dunes Golf Course Views
Beautiful Decking & Porches
3BR/3BA, Vaulted Ceilings
Asking $449,000
Mobile: 910-3099
Office: 472-5187
SR 8/6 N TFN

Robyn & Robb
Moran, Realtors

Tarpon Beach 204

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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
SR10/12 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 12114 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!

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

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

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 2112 BTFN

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

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

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


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

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 walk to 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. i
Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner
S6/18 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 6/25

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, hurricane
shutters. Surrounded by conservation land.
$1,000 per month. Call 916-267-7606
RS 6/18V 6/25

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

Bessie ID #476032
See County Domestic Animal
Services (LCDAS) is running
wo adoption promotions
during June. Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat
Month allows for all adult cats to
be adopted free and kittens are
$25 each or two for $25. Bigger
Is Better means all dogs 50 pounds
and over are free.
Bessie and Bridget are this week's
featured pets.
Name: Bessie
Breed: pointer mix
Sex: female
Age: 10 months
Color: black and white
Comments: Fortunately for me
a kind citizen found me running in
traffic and brought me to Animal
Services before I got hit by a car.
Since coming to the shelter I've
been working hard on my basic
skills and I'm showing lots of prog-
ress after only the first week. I'm
young and playful enough to be a

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 6/25

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-
SR 6/11 MTFN

Annual or long term. Available Sept. 1.
Furnished or unfurnished. $1,675 + utilities.
1,300 sq. ft. 1/2 mile to beach.
952-220-5081 or
RS 6/25 V 7/2

great companion for a family that
likes to stay active but I'll enjoy
quiet time with my new family too.
Adoption fee: free
Name: Bridget
Breed: domestic shorthair
Sex: female
Age: one year
Color: torti (black with orange
Comments: I was found on a golf
course last month and brought to
the shelter. My favorite things are to
be held and petted and to engage
in some serious playing. I especially
love feather toys. I would be most
content to sit on your lap, however,
and just purr.
Adoption Fee: free.
For information about this week's
pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or
log on to
When calling, please refer to the
animal's ID number.
The shelter is open for adop-
tions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The shelter is at 5600 Banner
Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee
County Sheriff's Office, off Six Mile
Cypress Parkway.,

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

SR 9/5 N TFN

Tony's Senior Barber Shop at 15271
McGregor Blvd. near Kmart is looking for
an experienced barber. Full or part time.
Call 489-3370. Ask for Tony or Linda.
RS 6/25 V 7/9

Housekeeper needed for Anchor Inn on
Sanibel. Full time. Call 395-9688,
ask for Diane or stop by to apply,
1245 Periwinkle Way.
SR 6/25 V 6/25


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

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

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

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

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

Licensed teacher
available for summer tutoring.
Certified in all subjects.

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


SHi-end Auto Repair-No shop skills
Wigs-Work 3 days/wk net $98K
HVAC-Well established
Jack Luiszer SWF Bus Advisor
"Sanibel's Business Broker"
SR 6/25 V 6/25

Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 N TFN


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


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

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SR 6/4 N TFN

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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
.................................. or
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 ForThe 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
SanibelYouth 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 treatment you deserve.

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
Room For Pool on Double Lot
Artistic Interior and Details
Near Rec. Center, Sanibel School
Jennifer ann de Lignieres, 239.313.1371

On Gulf Access Canal
Spacious Corner Lot with Pool
Ground Level 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Close to Beach
Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

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

Charming, Waterfront 1 Bedroom
Views Over Bayside Marina
Oversized Pool and Spa
Convenient to Beach & More
Fred Newman orVicki Panico 239-826-2704

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Listen to the Sounds of the Gulf
Fully Furnished on Beach Build Your Dream Home
Close to All Amenities Lovely Cleared and Level Lot
Beautifully Updated Throughout Possible Gulf Views from Upper Floors

Sally Davies, 239.691.3319

Sarah Ashton, 239.691.4915

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Beautiful Heated Pool Beautifully Updated Interior
Very Near Beach Pool, Tennis, Shuffleboard
Stroll to Captiva's Village Lush Tropical Landscaping
$1,295,000 $699,000
Jim Branyon, 239.565.3233 Sally Davies, 239.691.3319

1 BD/1 BA Remodeled Condo
Common Dock on Canal
Tranquil Views
Short Walk to Beach
Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

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

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths plus Loft
New Construction, Beach Access
Florida Green Certified
Located in Captiva's Village
John and Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500

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

Steps to Gulf Beach, Dining, Shops 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Annual $110,000 in Rental Income Caribbean Plantation Style
3BD/3BA, Elevator, Pool Breathtaking Bayou Views
Fully Furnished Light, Bright and Neutral Decor

Jane ReaderWeaver, 239.472.1302

Jennifer ann de Lignieres, 239.313.1371

Direct Gulf Front Penthouse
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Wraparound Lanai
Completely Furnished & Gorgeous
Cathy Rosario, 239.464.2249

The Ultimate in Privacy
Rare to Market Beachcomber Unit
Spacious 2 BD/2 BA Plus Den
Views of Gulf, Tropical Vegetation
Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

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