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VOL. 18, NO. 1
SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA
JULY 9, 2010
JULY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 9 6:42* 8:24 10 6:42 8:24 11 6:43 8:24 12 6:43 8:24 13 6:44 8:24 14 6:44 8:23 15 6:44 8:23
'Ding' Darling Days Photo
Contest Starts Clicking July 15
uly 15 marks the open-
ing of the annual "Ding
Darling Days Amateur Nature
The contest, sponsored by the
"Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-
Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) and
held in conjunction with "Ding
Darling Days, October 17 through
23, honors the birthday of Jay
Norwood "Ding" Darling, one of
the foremost conservationists in
American history and driving force
behind the JN "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).
Deadline for submission is 4
p.m. on September 15. For an
entry form and other contest infor-
mation, log on to www.dingdar-
lingsociety.org and click on "Photo .
Contest." Or contact DDWS at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Lawing and Miguel Cintron in The 70s Show
472-1100, ext. 233. photo by Nick Adams Photography
Winners will be announced and
awarded prizes at Conservation Have Fun Going Back In Tim e
Art Day on Saturday, October 23, Fun
part of "Ding" Darling Days. At The Schoolhouse Theater
Entries may be delivered in per- Joe Mikus of Winchester, Virginia, took first place
son to JN "Ding" Darling NWR or in last year's "Ding" Darling Days Amateur Nature he Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater's summer shows, The 70s Show
by mail to "Ding" Darling Wildlife Photography Contest with his Roseate Spoonbill and 80s to the Max are rocking the island. Hits like Night Fever, Dancing
Society, One Wildlife Drive, Queen, Proud Mary and Stayin' Alive are part of The 70s Show while Love
Sanibel, FL 33957. Shack, Material Girl, Whip It and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun are just a few of
Only amateur photographers are eligible to enter. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society is the jammin' songs making up the musical 80s to the Max.
a non-profit friends organization that supports environmental education and services continued on page 6
for JN "Ding" Darling NWR.4
Breaks All Records
he City of Sanibel announced that
the June 2010 attendance at the
public beaches on Sanibel exceed-
ed all previous years' monthly activity
for June. Sanibel City Manager Judie
Zimomra reported that "Our beaches are
pristine and in excellent condition... and
our summer visitors are here." The pub-
lic parking lots at Sanibel's beaches gen-
erated $132,822 for the period between
June 1 and June 30.
Zimomra went on to say, "These num-
bers are very important to us inasmuch
as the unseasonable cold winter deflated
beach parking revenues for first quarter
2010 by 24 percent, which was approxi-
mately $82,100. "Activity at Sanibel's
beaches is a major economic indicator for
our community and our region." Zimomra
concluded, "Thus, we are committed to
maintaining this great asset to world-class
The City of Sanibel maintains 24.5
miles of shoreline, of which 11.75 is
direct Gulf of Mexico shoreline and can be
accessed from seven public parking lots.
All funds generated from the public beach
parking lots are utilized exclusively for
maintaining the beaches, fishing pier, dune
vegetation, trails, bathrooms and parking
lots. In addition to the revenue generated
at the public parking lot, the city receives
an annual grant from the Lee County
Tourist Development Council to maintain
Sanibel's natural beaches provide habi-
tat for a number of listed and endangered
species including least terns, snowy plo-
vers, gopher tortoises and sea turtles.
continued on page 15
he 20th Anniversary Sanibel-
Captiva Islands Independence Day
Parade winners are:
(best musical performance)
First Place, The Bait Box
Runner-up, Royal Shell Real Estate
Land Of The Free
(best non-commercial entry)
First Place, City of Sanibel Recreation
Runner-up, Children's Education
Center of the Islands
Home Of The Brave
(best salute to the military)
First Place, Michael Ramey
Runner-up, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary
Let Freedom Ring
First Place, START
(Solutions To Avoid Red Tide)
Runner-up, Sanibel Deli & Coffee
Star Spangled Banner
First Place, RS Walsh Landscaping and
John R. Wood Island Real Estate
Runner-up, John Grey Painting
People's Choice Award
(sponsored by The Community House)
First Place, RS Walsh Landscaping and
John R. Wood Island Real Estate
Runner-up, Bank of the Islands and
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The NARFE (National Active
and Retired Federal Employees
Association) South Lee County
Chapter #1263 wil meet on Thursday,
July 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the
International King Buffet, 9061 College
Parkway in Fort Myers.
TJ Johnson of CRF Communities will
be the guest speaker. For more informa-
tion call 482-6713.#
The Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of
the American Business Women's
Association (ABWA) invites all
members and guests to the monthly
meeting on Tuesday, July 13. The
meeting will be held at The Community
House. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m.,
and the dinner/meeting begins at 6.
Leon D. Goldsmith, CPA, PA will
be the meeting presenter. He offers
almost two decades of private and pub-
lic accounting experience. His firm is
focused on helping individuals and busi-
nesses with their tax and accounting
needs. The presentation will include ways
to help your business maximize its profit
Goldsmith started his firm in 2001
with a mission to provide customized
accounting and tax solutions and services
to individuals, non-profit organizations
and corporations in the Fort Myers area.
A graduate of the University of South
Florida, he is a member of the American
Institute of CPAs and the Florida
Institute of CPAs; is an active member
of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber
of Commerce and a graduate of their
Emerging Leaders program. He also vol-
unteers with Boy Scouts, his church and
as a public speaker.
RSVP to Gayle DeHaan-Garland
(email@example.com/) or call 565-
7872 by July 9. The cost of the dinner
For more information about join-
ing ABWA, contact membership chair
Barbara Boulton at 472-2929.#
O n Sunday, July 11, Doug Fresh will
be serving up a barbecued ribs and
chicken dinner from 1 to 8 p.m.
The American Legion'sgeneral meeting is
scheduled for Wednesday, July. 14 at 6
p.m. On Friday, July 16, there will be a
fish and shrimp fry from 4 to 8 p.m.
Monday is 9-ball pool tournament night
starting at 6 p.m. Texas Hold 'em is on
Thursday at 7 p.m. Players are needed.
Every Friday the legion offes a six-
ounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Food
is served all day every day. The public is
Hours are Monday to Saturday, 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to
9 p.m. The legion is at mile marker 3 on
Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more informa-
tion call 472-9979.0
Now In Progress
COMFORT BY DESIGN
(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008
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Zonta Creates 'Superman' T-Shirts
For National Convention
M embers of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-
Captiva gathered recently in a creative Z n
artistic endeavor to silk screen T-shirts
with various versions of the Zonta emblem.
The shirts were planned for sale at the Zonta
International Convention in San Antonio,
Texas, at the end of June. Two of those who "
assisted at the screening, Linda Robison and ^'
Karen Pati, attended the convention. '
The creation of T-shirts such as these may C '
be unique in the Zonta world, says member
Sue Denham. Several years ago, club members Z ,
Virginia Jones and Peggy Newell originated the
project and members quickly became proficient in the delicate art of silk screening;
local people may have noticed numerous versions of the shirts being worn around the
islands by Zonta members.
Introduced to the club by member Nola Theiss, who discovered it at another Zonta
club, the "Superman" logo has been very popular, and members created a design
especially for the convention in San Antonio, which is held every two years in a dif-
ferent location and attended by many hundreds of Zonta members from all over the
"It has been great exposure for Zonta and a successful internal fundraiser for our
club," Jones explained. "We typically screen on pre-worn shirts as they tend to be
superior quality and our members line up to purchase the designs." Shirts have also
been created for other Zonta gatherings including conventions and meetings.
Another item that can be screened is the ever-present tote bag. Last year, 20
such bags were shipped to Guatemala in cooperation with club partner GRACE
(Guatemalan Rural and Community Education) which helps women there with health
and social issues. The bags were given to Guatemalan women being trained as instruc-
tors in the use of birthing kits supplied to them by Zonta.
And a by-product of this hard work is the fellowship that is nurtured as members
come together in a project that uses their skills to affirm the club's pride and its rela-
tionship with Zonta International.
Furnish Your Entire Home
Without Leaving The Island!
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Brinm U. YOI!r Dret.Ini And We'll I Ilp You Make Them L'tm-ni Tnic.
Club president Linda Robison, left, works
with Jan Alden and Gari Lewis
Zontians Karen Pati, left, and Nancy Dreher
put finishing touches to a design
The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professional
women working together to enhance the lives of women locally on the islands, in the
Southwest Florida region, and globally through Zonta International. For information,
go to www.zontasancap.com.M
Shredding Day Is July 31
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Secure Shredding, Inc. will be on site to destroy unwanted documents
The Sanibel Community Association (SCA) will be hosting a drive to shred your
unwanted documents and papers on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at
The Community House.
The slow pace of summer makes it the perfect time to organize your home and
office. It's also the perfect time to destroy the sensitive documents you no longer need.
But, if the thought of tediously hand-feeding piles of personal papers into your home
shredder makes it tough to get motivated, then the perfect solution is to let someone
else shred it for you safely and quickly.
Bring documents such as bank statements, credit cards receipts, old checks, income
tax returns or anything that contains personal information, while watching the profes-
sionals at Secure Shredding, Inc. pulverize your papers into bits within mere minutes.
The event is open to the public. A small fee of $5 for one or two boxes per car will
be collected. If you have more boxes, an additional donation is requested. All proceeds
go to The Community House operating fund.
Republican Candidates To Speak
Candidates for Governor of Florida are scheduled to participate in a forum of the
Fort Myers Republican Women's Club Federated on Tuesday, July 20. Candidates
Mike McCalister, Bill McCollum and Rick Scott have been invited to present their
qualifications and platforms for the highest state level position. A question-and-answer ses-
sion will follow their prepared comments. One of them will be selected during the August
24 primary election as the state's Republican nomination for the November general elec-
The public is invited to attend the monthly luncheon and the candidate forum being
held at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:30
a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, and candidate forum follow. Those attending
are invited to write a check for their favorite 2010 Republican candidate running for
office, with a minimum amount of $16; the club then pays for the luncheon charge.
Reservations are required by Thursday, July 15, and may be made by contacting Tina
Laurie at 489-4701.w
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All proceeds to benefit FISH
520 TARPON BAY ROAD
(ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S)
SANIBEL, FL 33957
Smoothies provided by Segway tours provided
Bailey's Coffee Bar by Billy's Bike Rentals
Fire truck provided by Beverages & Sno Cones
Sanibel Fire & Rescue provided by Bailey's
Lily & Gracie
6 ISLAND SUN JULY 9, 2010
has been appointed
to the 2010
Florida League of
tee is comprised
of the presidents
of the local and
regional league and Jim Jennings
tions, legislative and standing policy
committee chairs and several at-large
The resolution committee is charged
with considering official resolutions relat-
ing principally to constitutional, con-
gressional and commemorative issues.
All state and legislative issues shall be
referred to the appropriate league legisla-
tive policy committee for consideration.
Jennings said, "The Florida League of
Cities has been very active and productive
on issues affecting Floridians on a daily
basis such as pending legislation, alterna-
tive energy, insurance reform, retirement
funding, environmental efforts and pro-
tecting home rule."
Jennings has served on Sanibel City
Council since 2003 and also serves on
the board of directors of the Florida
League of Cities, the Florida League of
Cities Legislative Committee and as presi-
dent of the Southwest Florida League
of Cities. He formerly served on the
2009 National League of Cities Energy,
Environment and Natural Resources
(EENR) Policy and Advocacy Committee.
Jennings represents Sanibel City Council
on the Lee County Horizon Council and
serves as council liaison to the parks and
recreation committee and the recreation
financial assistance committee.,
he Captiva Community Panel will
hold its regular monthly meeting
on Tuesday, July 13 beginning
at 9 a.m. in the "Ding" Darling Room
at 'Tween Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva
Drive. This meeting is open to all inter-
ested islanders and the public.
Among the agenda items:
Update from LCEC on its proposed
response to recent power outage issues.
Update on preparations for
addressing any island impacts from the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Discussion of the planned islandwide
electronic survey on the proposed Land
Development Code changes.
Update on a state Division of
Forestry grant for revegetation of the
Captiva Drive right-of-way.
Captiva Erosion Prevention District
Hurricane Preparedness and
Response Committee update.
Other matters as necessary.
The Community Panel is finalizing a
draft of Land Development Code lan-
guage affecting the island which will be
submitted to Lee County for review and
approval. Planners David W. Depew
and Max Forgey with Morris-Depew
Associates Inc. are guiding the panel
through this process.
Public participation is invited and
encouraged. Information is also available
online at www.captivacommunitypanel.
Guns "n' Hoses
o combat major summer blood
shortages, Lee Memorial Health
System continues this month
with its first ever Guns 'n' Hoses Blood
Drive, encouraging law enforcement,
firefighters and the public to donate
All blood donations support the
patients of the Lee Memorial Health
System's four acute care hospitals, the
Trauma Center, The Children's Hospital
of Southwest Florida and the Regional
All blood collected stays in Lee County
to help friends, neighbors and loved ones.
It is estimated that 6,000 units will be
consumed this summer alone.
Donors will have the choice to vote for
either "Guns" or "Hoses" and will receive
a Guns 'n' Hoses t-shirt at the following
Monday, July 12, 9 to 2 p.m.:
Florida Highway Patrol, 4700-2 Terminal
Drive, Fort Myers.
Tuesday, July 13, 9 to 2 p.m.:
Sanibel Fire Station #1, 2351 Palm
Ridge Road, Sanibel.
Also participating will be Lee
Memorial Blood Centers at Cape Coral
Hospital, 573-5400, HealthPark Medical
Center, 432-3604 and Lee Memorial
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Lexie Dorsett, Gina Gloria, Samantha
Rotella, Kevin T Murphy and Geoffrey
Nelson star in these fun-filled, high
energy musical revues under the direction
of artistic director Victor Legarreta and
musical directors Sarah Lawing and Justin
P. Cowan. Retro choreography is directed
by Schoolhouse veteran Bobby Logue.
The Schoolhouse is happy to offer
low summer prices; children 16 and
under are just $10 while adults are $25.
The 70s Show will play Wednesday and
Saturday nights through August 14 while
its companion show, 80s to the Max,
will run Tuesday and Thursday evenings
until August 12.
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater is located at 2200
Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For
tickets call 472-6862. Visit www.
TheSchoolhouseTheater.com for more
milie Alfino's report in the June
4 Island Sun alerted our com-
munity that Sanibel would have no
fireworks this year. As a result, Sharon
Michie of Cottages to Castles jumped
into action to raise money for a display.
In under two weeks, Sharon and her
mother, Judy, through tireless effort,
located a vendor to put on the display
and received sufficient donations to pay
for a short show. Funds continued to
pour in, so visitors and residents were
treated on July 4 to what was perhaps
the longest and most magnificent display
of fireworks in the history of Sanibel.
Many thanks to the Island Sun for
informing us of the situation, and I hope
everyone who enjoyed this year's fire-
works will take the time to thank Sharon
Michie and her mom for making the
impossible possible, against all odds. You
may visit Cottages to Castles at 2427
Periwinkle Way, phone 472-6385, or
And while you're at it, you might con-
sider making a donation to next year's
Claudia Burns, S,-,,il .-l
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Docks Or No
Do You Think?
by Barbara Joy
Committee of the
not allow for docks
to be constructed
on the bay side
of the island from
to the western edge of the Lighthouse
Park. Recently, some property owners
in that area have hired an attorney to
challenge this ban on docks. As a result,
many questions have been raised all to
be considered by the Sanibel Planning
Commission and then Sanibel City
The existing ban on docks in this
sensitive area was instituted in 1993, in
order to protect sea grass beds, accord-
ing to Dr. Rob Loflin, the city of Sanibel's
natural resources director. How many of
the dock applicants bought their property
after 1993, when the ban was already in
This area where docks are banned
is also in the endangered smalltooth
sawfish's critical habitat as designated in
October 2009 by the National Marine
The attorney for the approximately
seven property owners who wish to build
docks in the area is stating that his clients
have riparian rights and wharfage rights.
How do we weigh these property
rights against those of others? How do
we consider the rights of those who
purchased property on Sanibel because
of this and other restrictions that protect
wildlife and the environment? How do
we consider the aesthetic impacts of
potentially 55 or 60 more docks in this
area? And the impact on the sea life that
depend on sea grass beds?
If this restriction on property rights
is struck down, how many others might
follow? Would this lead Sanibel down a
path of becoming just like so many other
places in Florida?
There certainly is case law that would
argue for the rights of these property
owners to have docks, just as property
owners do on the bay side of many barri-
er islands in Florida. But what else should
be considered in addition to case law?
Impact On Critical Habitat
In addition to case law, we have
the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and
National Environmental Protection Act
(NEPA). As mentioned before, our bay is
within an area that has been designated
as critical habitat for the smalltooth saw-
fish. The law requires the assessment of
environmental impacts upon such pro-
tected areas. Has the impact of installing
docks in the area, with regard to its status
as federally protected habitat, been con-
And here's a big question for all of
us, involving lots of dollars in fishing and
tourism: How could rescinding the ban
on docks in this area adversely affect
Sanibel's argument that the army corps
should have conducted ESA and NEPA
assessments once the critical habitat was
designated and that they should have
revised the Lake Okeechobee release
The City of Sanibel has asked its law
firm to take steps to press this assessment
in order to protect our waters from the
damaging Lake Okeechobee releases. If
docks are built and they harm the habitat,
isn't it more difficult for Sanibel to argue
against Lake Okeechobee releases that
harm the habitat?
Generally, docks require permits,
including a federal Clean Water Act
section 404 permit. That permit likely
requires a "consultation" with NOAA
(the National Oceanographic and
Atmospheric Administration) to determine
whether the permit adversely modifies the
smalltooth sawfish areas designated as
critical habitat. A case-by-case site-specific
review is needed. Was the appropriate
consideration of the critical habitat made
when federal permits were issued for the
docks currently proposed?
Has the City of Sanibel yet considered
the existence of the critical habitat as it
prepares to consider rescinding the ban
on new docks in this area?
The Committee of the Islands would
like to know what you think about these
property rights issues. Please tell us by
mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to PO
Box 88, Sanibel 33957.
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You can also find more information
about the Lake Okeechobee releases, the
smalltooth sawfish, and other island issues
on our website at www.coti.org.0
ROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife) will be hosting a public
presentation on Thursday, July
8,at 11 a.m. at its Healing Winds Visitor
Education Center located at 3883
Sanibel-Captiva Road. The presenta-
tion will be introduced by CROW Clinic
Director Dr. PJ Deitschel and led by
Chloe Apelgren, a CROW extern and
Northern Michigan University student
who will be speaking about the special-
ized care and rehabilitation of wildlife
Regular admission to the CROW
visitor center is being waived and the
presentation is open to the public, free of
charge. CROW treats hundreds of sick,
injured and orphaned wildlife babies each
year and this is a special chance to learn
about the procedures used in caring for
these unique patients.0
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by Eric Pfeifer
aron Pruss, one of our many
esteemed attorneys in the club,
spoke to us about the potential
legal process involving claims with the
BP oil fiasco. Although most scientific
models do not predict the oil coming
anywhere close to our beaches, Pruss
said we should "never allow a good cri-
sis to go to waste." Actually, he didn't
say that, but I thought a quote from the
White House would get your attention.
Plan for the worst and hope for the
best has always been the slogan for
Kiwanians whether it is lighting candles
at Luminary or cooking spaghetti at
The Community House. In this case,
Counselor Pruss from Becker & Poliakoff,
was discussing what some potential
claims might be as the oil continues to
spew into the gulf.
Between the chamber director, city
councilman, hotelier and realtor sitting in
the audience, many of us feel as though
our businesses have already been impact-
ed. No thanks to the media and other
tourist destinations, all of Florida is getting
an unfair (bad) rap. So what should we do
if we feel the oil has directly, or indirectly,
affected our livelihood?
Pruss suggested keeping accurate
records of our business over the next
few months and compare them with
the records from the last few years.
Additionally, if there is any correspon-
dence showing a cancelled booking or
contract, that could be enough proof for
However, since he enlightened us
about the process last week, our new
Administrator of Gulf Coast Claims
Kenneth Feinberg, has stated that, "If
there's no physical damage to the beach-
es and it's a public perception, I venture
to say that it is not compensable."
This does not sound promising for
many local businesses that have been
struggling through some tough economic
times already. Let's just hope our leaders
in Washington, who have finally agreed
to accept offers for assistance from 14
countries after 71 days of pollution, will
stop the oil leak soon.
continued on page 27
Lions Thomas R. Louwers, left, and Tom Rothmanm, right, present Sally Cheney The
Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club's donation
he Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has announced another contribution to a local orga-
nization. The club has presented $1,600 to Friends Who Care, Inc.
For the last 27 years, Friends Who Care has been assisting families and individu-
als in the Sanibel community facing crisis-related situations. Friends Who Care works
anonymously through information from the police department, churches, schools and
caring individuals in the community. They provide a private and highly personalized ser-
vice to the individuals they assist. They also run a gift program during the Thanksgiving
and Christmas holidays, and work closely with other local service organizations to identify
areas where they can be of particular help.
If you know of anyone who may need assistance or if you would like to offer help,
contact Friends Who Care at 472-5152.
"Our contributors are an essential part of this process and we appreciate their sup-
port," said Tom Hoover, the Lions Club's incoming president. "The Sanibel Captiva Lions
Club is proud of its commitment to serve so many different causes in our own commu-
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I am feeling high after such a great
weekend. Fourth of July does that to
me year after year, and this year was
no exception. It's the flags, it's the patri-
otic colors, it's the parade floats, the
fireworks, the hot dogs and most of all
it's the proud to be an American vibe.
Although Rotary is an international ser-
vice club, it encourages, embraces, and
celebrates each country's unique citizen-
ry. So there we were; a band of Rotary
men and women, bright and early
Saturday morning decorating and bejew-
eling our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Fourth
of July float to honor our country's men
and women serving in our armed forces
- Freedom Rocks! The rain held off,
the intense heat diminished, and crowds
providing bright smiles and waves, hoots
and whistles. Happy Birthday to us, the
United States of America.
Now back to our Friday morning
meeting. It was the first meeting run by
the new Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club
President Alex Werner. Looks like he is
going to do a great job. Back again, in
the position of membership chair, Jack
Luiszer reiterated the importance of club
membership. New members bring new
ideas, new club dynamics, and new ener-
gy toward projects and goals both locally
The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club
provides two college scholarships each
year and each year we sponsor highly
motivated high school students from our
community to attend Rotary's Seminar
for Tomorrows Leaders (S4TL) a six-day
leadership camp held at Florida Southern
College. Our club was extremely proud
to have Whitney Congress, daughter of
Rotarian Scot Congress, as our S4TL
candidate this year. One of the require-
ments after attending this camp is to
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present a report to the student's spon-
soring Rotary club. This exercise is not
only to inform club members about the
student's experience at S4TL but also to
gain experience of putting together a well
thought-out presentation before a group
Whitney gave an outstanding presen-
tation six days dedicated to learning
more about being a "leader" through
the use of motivational and guest speak-
ers, group work and a variety of leader-
oriented exercises. Personally, I can relate
to this because during my high school
years, I attended a similar program and it
changed my outlook on so many things,
particularly on how to work hard, take
charge, to dream big, and to accomplish
goals. You take a group of indivuial teen
leaders from their separate communities,
bring them together in a larger arena and
see how they soar. Whitney said, "We all
have dreams and goals that we want to
reach, and S4TL motivated us to surpass
How does this camp do that? They
immerse the students in a program that
starts with a motivational speaker on
many topics at 8:15 a.m. each day fol-
lowed with a rap session with the speaker
and mini-discussion groups on topics the
students pick. They discuss current events
such as the oil spill, going green, immi-
gration, and space exploration. Whitney
said, "I really enjoyed the rap sessions
because you realized your own personal
views and if you didn't agree with some-
one, you would let them know. It felt
good to state my opinion and have other
students back me up. Sometimes things
got a little heated between Rotarians and
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students... but no one was harmed in the
Whitney talked about some of the
speakers and what she took away from
their sessions. Tim Cusack taught the
students that it was okay to ask for help,
that they should pay attention to the
positive things in the world, and change
the negativity. He also taught them an
acronym, SOAP, it stands for social con-
nections, optimism, appreciation and
purpose and passion. Dr. Melissa Sawn
talked about first impressions. She told
them that a first impression only takes
30 seconds to make. In order to change
that first impression, it will take 20 more
times of seeing them. Whitney said,
"Another statistic that interested her was
that in communication, 55 percent is
your body language, 38 percent is your
tone of voice, and only 7 percent is the
actual words you say." Gary Whitehurst
had a little fun with the students and
taught them about FART. FART stands
for facts and realistic thinking think for
yourself and figure out if something is
Before attending S4TL Whitney had
already demonstrated many attributes of
a future leader, but this week-long leader-
ship camp experience helped her develop
the confidence to apply her actions to set
goals for herself, encourage others, and
have a positive attitude for the future.
The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club
meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning
at Beachview Steakhouse. If you have
any questions regarding membership or
Rotary International call 337-1099.4
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10 ISLAND SUN -JULY 9, 2010
FGCU Professor Continues
Work With African Nobel Laureate
SCU Professor Peter
recently traveled to
Africa to meet with Nobel
Peace Prize Laureate
Wangari Maathai. He
was invited to help chart
a course for the newly-
created Wangari Maathai
Institute for Peace and
at the University of
Nairobi. At a three-day
strategic planning work-
shop beginning on May
20, Corcoran and other
participants worked to
draft a strategic plan with
a vision, mission, and
guiding principles for the
organization. In the spirit
of Maathai's work as
leader of the Green Belt
Movement, for which she
was awarded the Nobel
Peace Prize, the young Peter Blaze Corcoran and Sizwe Mabizela
institute aims to catalyze
social, economic, and cultural development" across Africa.
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies shares many
of the same goals and objectives of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability
Education at FGCU, which Corcoran directs. Corcoran's insight into how to estab-
lish and maintain such an institution was particularly helpful in developing a strategic
plan. "We have some perspective to share based on our six years of experience at the
center," he said, but added, "We also have much to learn from the challenges and suc-
cesses of environmental education in Africa."
Corcoran and Maathai have collaborated in the past on other projects, including
efforts to elevate the Earth Charter within the United Nations Decade of Education for
Sustainable Development initiative. Maathai also contributed a preface for Corcoran's
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Exploring Principles, Perspectives, and Praxis (2009). The center has extended an
invitation to Maathai to give a Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture and hopes she will
agree to come to Sanibel Island for the event.
Corcoran began his journey at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa,
where he was invited by Deputy Vice Chancellor Sizwe Mabizela to attend a Southern
Africa Development Corporation conference. While at the event, Corcoran consulted
with the Environmental Education and Sustainability Unit at Rhodes, which focuses
on teaching, research, and community engagement in South Africa. He also lectured
at two botanical gardens in Johannesburg and Pretoria on the Earth Charter, an
international declaration of ethical principles for sustainable development. In addi-
tion, Corcoran's work in Africa includes advising the United Nations Environment
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"While we are privileged to make a modest contribution globally, we also celebrate
our work in the local community of Southwest Florida," said Corcoran. The theme of
the center's 2010 annual fundraising celebration was Bloom Where You're Planted:
Focus on the Local. The organization's local work includes hosting public lectures on
campus and within the community, uplifting FGCU's mission of environmental sustain-
ability in campus operations, and assisting faculty who wish to integrate the concept
of sustainability into their teaching. The center recently met a $10,000 fundraising
challenge issued by Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer, who host the annual event at their
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8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Bible Study
BATYAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS:
The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam,
Temple of the Islands, meets for Friday
night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall, of the United Congregational Church,
2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Call Temple President Dr. Michael Raab, at
395-1432 for more information.
CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA:
11580 Chapin Lane
The Rev. Dr. Robert R. Hansel
Nov. 15 through April 18, Sunday 11 a.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST,
2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.;
Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading
room open, Monday, Wednesday and
Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (November
through March), Friday 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684.
SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH:
Sanibel Community Church:
1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684
Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor
Barb Nave, Associate Pastor
Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor
Sunday Worship Hours:
8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion
9 a.m. Contemporary Service
with Kids' Church
10:45 a.m. Traditional Service
Childcare available at all services.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497
The Reverend Dr. John Danner, Sr. Pastor.
Sandra Mineau, Interim Associate Pastor
Sunday worship services:
10 a.m. Full service with nursery, child care
and Sunday School. Elevator access.
ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH:
3559 Sanibel-Captiva Road, 472-2763,
Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk.
Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m.;
Sunday Mass -
June through September, 9:30 a.m.;
Communion services -
Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.;
Daily Mass -
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 a.m.;
Holy Days Please call
ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS
2304 Periwinkle Way between the
Bean and Baileys 472-2173
Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector
Saturday at 5 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 9 a.m.
1st Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m.
OF THE ISLANDS:
Meets on the first Sunday of each month
from December through April at the
Sanibel Congregational Church
2050 Periwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m.
A pot luck is held at a member's home on
the third Sunday of each month.
For more information call 433-4901 or
MARY JO (KELLER) HYNDEN
ary Jo (Keller) Hynden, 78, of
Fort Myers, Florida, died on
June 28, 2010, surrounded by
her loving family, at HealthPark Medical
Center in Fort Myers.
Mary Jo was born on December 12,
1931 in Mason, Ohio. She graduated
Phi Beta Kappa from Miami University
(Ohio) in 1953, and she was studying for
her master's degree in English at Indiana
University when she met James R.
Hynden who was also in graduate school
there. They married on June 18, 1955 in
Richmond, Indiana and spent the next 55
years together as best friends.
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Mary Jo and Jim resided in Louisville,
Kentucky for 18 years prior to retiring to
Southwest Florida in 1982. They lived for
seven years in Old Naples, then moved
to Sanibel Island where they made their
home for 15 years, before moving to
Gulf Harbour in Fort Myers in 2004.
Mary Jo was an avid reader and loved
discussing books at book clubs in both
Sanibel and Fort Myers. She was active
in the Sanibel Congregational United
Church of Christ, and she volunteered
regularly at the HealthPark Medical
Center and at the South Fort Myers Food
Pantry. She was a great bridge player
and kept physically active with water
aerobics and tennis. Travel was another
one of Mary Jo's special interests, and
she enjoyed exchanging homes with
European families on a number of occa-
Mary Jo is survived by her husband,
Jim; two sons, Douglas Hynden (Melanie)
of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Eric Hynden
(Sherri) of Fort Myers; one daughter,
Amy Hynden Lyons (Shawn) of Danville,
Kentucky; and eight grandchildren, who
were Mary Jo's pride and joy.
A memorial service will be held on
Monday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the
Sanibel Congregational United Church of
Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way and Sanibel
with a reception to follow. In lieu of flow-
ers, expressions of sympathy may be in
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Humanity or the Harry Chapin Food
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Center 4 Life
On Tuesday, July 13 at 10 a.m.
Melinda Graham, owner of
Surroundings, the home d&cor
boutique on Sanibel, will present a casu-
al, fun seminar on Clever Decorating:
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
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 www.sanibelcaptivadaily.com.
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 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 at 1:30 p.m.
every Friday. This is an adult time-out to
escape with 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 out-
Shopping will follow at Options Thrift
Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue N., where
100 percent of the proceeds support life-
transforming programs and services in
Naples, Immokalee and Bonita Springs.
Options offers high-quality, new and gen-
tly-used furniture, rugs, linens, household
items and small appliances; accessories
and clothing for men and women, includ-
ing 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, and toys.
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, 22"x30" 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.
Call 472-5743 for further details of all
Our email address is
The Stars Came
Out For Youth
Young and old alike gathered on
Sunday, June 13 for a special
Children and Youth Day Worship
Service at the Sanibel Congregational
United Church of Christ. The young
people of the congregation were fea-
tured in a number of different roles in
the worship service.
The Call to Worship was not spoken,
but rather performed by Tricia Garmager,
a 7th grader who choreographed her
Musical selections were played on the
piano by Henry Crater and McKenna
The newly formed Sanibel Youth
Choir, led by Dr. Dana Crater, offered the
morning's anthem, I Will Believe.
Graduating high school senior Travis
Garmager led the offertory portion of the
Darby and John Pfeiffer served as stu-
Several children, including Kaitlyn
Rothwell as the Clown, participated in
the "sermon" and improvised telling
of an original story called The Unhappy
Clown, as told by Senior Pastor The Rev.
Dr. John H. Danner. The story revolved
around the tale of a clown who had lost
any sense of purpose. Visiting with many
of the other circus performers, the clown
attempted to take on a new job; taming
lions, bareback riding, ring master but
A scene from The Unhappy Clown
finally was helped to realize that simply
making people laugh was a very fine job.
Following the service, the congrega-
tion's activities committee, chaired by
Doug Dietrich, served a pancake brunch
for all in attendance. Island resident and
church member George Sousa flipped the
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Surfing Like Dolphins
Eden Roshberg, Sara Borschke and Sophia Khakee
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Dolphin Week at Sanibel Sea School was full of fun in the water! Plenty of
teamwork games, boat rides, and snorkeling enhanced our understanding
of how dolphin pods survive and thrive around our island. We began our
week at Buttonwood Beach, where we divided into pods to compete in the Dolphin
Olympics. Campers raced through an obstacle course, played tug of war, and tried
to untangle human knots. We improved our teamwork skills and learned that dol-
phins form alliances and cooperate in complicated ways to hunt and catch fish.
We also learned that dolphins use echolocation to understand the world around
them. They are able to send sound waves through the water and visualize their sur-
roundings based on the resounding echoes. Echolocation allows dolphins to see in
a more complex way than humans in addition to determining the shape, size, and
texture of objects, they are able to sense internal structures. A dolphin can use echolo-
cation to tell if a woman swimming in the ocean is pregnant. We played echo games
to practice our own sonar skills, and realized that echolocation is not always as simple
as it seems.
10 a.m. Island Cruise to
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Sunset Serenade Cruise
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For an early 4th of July celebration, we climbed aboard the Stars and Stripes ves-
sel to search for dolphins. Our patience paid off when a small pod of bottlenose dol-
phins frolicked around the boat and treated us to a playful display of flips and jumps.
When we returned to sea school, we took a dolphin's perspective and spent a few
minutes writing in our personalized potato-stamped journals.
Dolphins love to surf, so we channeled our inner dolphins by practicing our surfing
skills in the Gulf of Mexico. The waves were bigger than average, so some campers
had a chance to ride all the way to the beach! We also enjoyed our usual camp activi-
ties like creating collaborative artwork, making macrame jewelry, and tying useful
knots. We had a fabulous week, but it would not have been possible without help from
our community partners. We want to say thanks to the Sanibel Marina for helping us
find dolphins aboard Stars and Stripes, and to Bailey's General Store for donating ice
to keep our water cold. Thank you to Billy's Bikes and Matzaluna for providing card-
board and butcher paper for our dolphin mosaics, and to The Community House for
allowing us to use their facility for our weekly milk and cookies slideshow!
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The seed pods resembling a string of beads inspire the shrub's common name
photos by Gerri Reaves
by Gerri Reaves
Necklace pod's (Sophora tomentosa) most notable feature is the seed pod
which gives the shrub its common name.
The tight constriction of the fruit around the seed cavity causes the four- to
eight-inch pod to resemble a string of beads.
Spikes of pea-like creamy yellow flowers bloom all year, attracting hummingbirds
The velvety leaves are covered with tiny silvery gray hairs, an ornamental feature
that earns the plant another common name, silver-bush.
The evergreen leaves are comprised of 11 to 21 leaflets of one to two inches long.
Necklace pod's native habitat is the edges of coastal hammocks and scrubs. Highly
salt and drought tolerant, it's suitable for coastal gardens, but does well inland too.
This woody shrub typically reaches five to 10 feet and is usually wider than it is tall.
However, because it tends to be leggy, most gardeners prefer to keep it pruned and to
use it as a background plant.
If carefully pruned and shaped, it will form a small tree.
Plant pest-resistant necklace pod in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil.
Pruning and the removal of old seed pods are optional.
Propagate necklace pod with the conspicuous seeds or with cuttings.
A word of caution: Children should avoid collecting the "necklaces," for the seeds
induce vomiting if ingested.
Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, The Shrubs and Woody
Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants by
Rufino Osorio, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell.
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Sanibel Beaches June Attendance
In addition to being maintained in a natural state, Sanibel's beaches are noted for
receiving the following recognition:
2010 Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Destination Awards #6, Top 10 Beach &
Sun Destinations in the United States
Fodor's Travel #1, Best Beaches for Seashells
CNN Travel #1, Best Beaches for Shells
Travel + Leisure Magazine Top Shelling Beach
Travels.com #1, Best Florida Beaches for Kids
Women's Health Magazine Best Beachcombing
Florida Beaches Guide Florida Best Beaches for Weddings
Florida Beaches Guide Florida Best Snowbird Beaches
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CROW Case Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
Screech owls can turn up in the
On May 21 handyman Buzz
Murphy responded to a call by a vaca-
tioner from Wedgewood, a gulf-front con-
dominium complex, about a noise in the
Murphy heard a rustling above the
stovetop so he began to disassemble the
fan motor of the vent. Hearing a flapping
sound, he put his hand into the opening and drew out, to his
astonishment, a live screech owl.
He wrapped the bird in a towel and released him out of the
When he returned, he was puzzled to hear more activity in
the vent. He reached up again and was even more surprised
to find two baby owls. It was too late to get the mother back
so he called CROW.
"Our goal was to raise the babies until they were flighted
and then take them right back to the area," said CROW
Veterinarian Dr. PJ Deitschel.
The owls switched their nest from a kitchen condo to a
cage at the CROW hospital without batting an eyelash. They
were excellent patients from the beginning, and their stay
came off without a hitch.
Staff placed a mirror in the cage to help prevent them from
being habituated to humans. They fed the two birds by sliding
a hemostat instrument with a little food on the end through
the bars of the cage; not even part of a human hand came in
to view as they ate.
"The key is that they don't see us when they feed," said Dr.
PJ. "They started picking up food off the ground pretty quick-
ly. Life is easy once we know they are eating on their own.
Staff monitored them to make sure both were getting their
fair share of bugs and mice, and casting the undigested bones
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them to the outdoor 10x10-foot
owl compound after they made it
known they wanted more space.
They flew effortlessly, and on
Day 31 staff took them back to
the area at Wedgewood. They
weighed 120 grams each, a gain
of 40 grams during the course of
"When they are babies they
are all puffed out and sit there
and look at you," said Dr. PJ.
"You know they are ready for
release when they start trying to
blend into the scenery by stand-
ing up straight and thin. It's real
funny to watch the change."
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.
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Refuge May Become
SHome To Another Croc
The crocodile is released in the refuge with its red identifying tag
by Anne Mitchell
Sr many, Sanibel's beloved crocodile who died last winter will never be
replaced but a new croc released by wildlife officials may become the second
lone example of the species on the island.
An eight-foot American crocodile was released May 28 near the tower in the JN
"Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. She was trapped in Grove City,
near Englewood having traveled far north of her natural habitat of southernmost
Since she was found so far north, and the previous crocodile had been so successful
on the refuge, Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik gave permission to relocate this animal to
the JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
The crococile sports a red #10 cattle tag on her tail and permanent scutes on her
tail are clipped to identify her.
Tritaik stressed that the crocodile a threatened species was not brought here as
an "attraction" or to replace the other croc and there are no guarantees that she will
even stay here.
continued on page 21
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New, Lower Lake
0 Pulse Release
by Rae Ann Wessel, natural resource
policy director, Sanibel-Captiva
On July 1, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers began a new, 10-day
low level pulse release from Lake
Okeechobee to both the Caloosahatchee
and St. Lucie estuaries. Flows to the
Caloosahatchee are to drop from an
average 3,000 cfs to an average of 450
cfs. While the break in damaging flows is
welcome news, it is very odd timing. The
summer wet season is usually the time of
year that our flows are the highest and
most damaging but this year's weather
patterns have been pretty odd as well.
Our exceptionally wet "dry" season
raised lake levels in May to 15 feet (see
solid blue peak in graph), a level more
normal at the end of the wet season, in
August or September.
The aggressive releases that began in
March to lower the lake, in conjunction
with new longer term forecasts, have
encouraged the corps to significantly
reduce the damaging releases for now.
According to the corps the short-term
forecast is for above-average rainfall; the
longer-term forecast (three to six months)
is for an emerging La Nifia condition,
with lower than normal rainfall. This
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would carry us into the remainder of our
wet season and into our normally drier
fall months. So the corps is reducing
releases now to conserve water in the
lake in the event that a reduction in rain-
fall could prematurely draw down water
The schedule is evaluated each week
in a scientist phone call in which we
participate with our west coast partners
- the City of Sanibel, JN "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge and Lee County
- to address conditions in the river and
estuary resulting from the releases.
Unfortunately, blue green algae has
been spotted in Hickey's Creek and Alva
upriver of the locks so we know that
high nutrient conditions are present in
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the river. With lower releases out of the
lake, we expect water clarity in the estu-
ary to improve. However, greater clarity
leads to greater light penetration, which
increases the possibility of algal blooms.
We encourage you to watch water condi-
tions and report changing conditions to
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to this year's odd condi-
tions, we began tracking the lake releases
on our website home page (www.sccf.org)
and added a page with more information
about lake releases (click here). We invite
you to track the latest information on
Lake 0 levels, Caloosahatchee releases
and flows as well as water quality data
from SCCF's RECON sensor network.
One thing's for sure this year, we're
making no bets about the weather!*
Fishing Cabbage Key
20 ISLAND SUN JULY 9, 2010
Big Reds Abound
In The Sound
W ith good
water all week I
have been target-
ing redfish on most
has been very con-
sistent with moving
water being the key
to getting these fish to eat. Fishing from
Regla Island south to the mouth of the
river produced lots of reds for me this
week with generally three or four com-
ing out of each hole. Reports of good
action on reds has also been coming
from the entire sound.
Some of the biggest redfish I have
seen all year have really started showing
up well, including some real bruisers.
The monster red of the week caught
on my boat measured 38 inches and was
a whopping 18 pounds. This beast of
an inshore redfish came on the top of
the high tide while we were fishing small
mangrove keys in the mouth of the river.
We also had one other monster redfish
hooked up in the same spot that was
possibly even bigger. It ran all the way
down the mangrove shoreline before get-
ting under the trees and rubbing through
A live pinfish tail hooked and thrown
up under the trees was the bait of choice
to get in on the action. Almost all of the
reds I caught this week were over the
slot. Though not a bad problem to have,
it's hard to find one you can take home
Our redfish in Pine Island Sound don't
usually start to school up like this until
the end of July. All the other fish in the
sound seem to be running a little behind
schedule because of the cold winter.
With water temperatures up so high,
these redfish are seeking the shade of the
mangroves. Mangrove trees on the higher
stages of the tide also provide shelter and
safety from dolphins and other predators
as well as holding baitfish and crustations
for the reds to feed on.
with cut bait
is also a good
way to get
or bunch them
up tighter when
they are a little
out. Cut thread-
or ladyfish all
work well for
this. Simply cut
them up into
them up under
the trees. Either
wait them out -
or fish another
spot and return
in a half hour
or so. Some
days the red- Kat White with a big brood stock redfish
fish seem to
respond better be ready to swim off after a long battle.
to cut bait as they don't have to chase it The next few months is prime time to
down in the hot water. get in on the action on these big brood
These big oversize redfish are really stock redfish.
hard fighting and a blast to catch. They Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
should be handled and treated with the in 1980 and has fished local waters for
utmost care. Remember they are the more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
breeding stock of the fishery and the James City and has worked as a back
future of our redfish fishing. Take your country fishing guide for more than 10
time to properly revive these fish as the years. If you have comments or ques-
air and water temperature is so hot it tions email email@example.com
takes a little longer than usual for them to
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Ben Tucker of
caught a 15-pound
kingfish during a fishing trip
to the islands last month.
Ben and his father Grant
were fishing with Capt.
Jimmy Burnsed who charters
out ofJensen's Twin Palms
Marina on Captiva.
The Tuckers have stayed
at Jensen's for several years
and enjoy the comfortable,
friendly atmosphere and the
convenience that Jensen's
The kingfish hit a live pil-
chard that was free-lined. The
fishermen were anchored
on a wreck in the gulf trying
to catch Spanish mackerel
and ladyfish to use as bait for
shark, tarpon and Goliath
Ben was using light tackle,
suitable for Spanish mack-
erel and ladyfish, but under-
matched for the big kingfish.
The fish made a long, strong
initial run, followed by several
more runs during the 10-min-
ute battle which included
several trips around the boat
Ben's patience and skill as
an angler were put to the test
by this fish which was photo-
graphed and released to fight
Ben Tucker with his 15-pound kingfish
Send Us Your Fish Tales
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
firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213.
ISLAND SUN -JULY 9, 2010
Captiva Cruises Leads Students
From Washington, DC On Field Trip
Along the shoreline of Cayo Costa State
Park students used seining nets to sample
and identify the diverse inhabitants of
inshore sea grass habitats. Scientific equip-
ment was also used to measure the salinity,
dissolved oxygen, temperature and clarity
of the water. These characteristics of water
quality were used to discuss how marine
biologists measure and gauge water quality
and the local impacts to the health of the
back bay habitats.
Additional information on any of
Captiva Cruises' educational programs,
tours and destinations may be obtained by
calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300 (www.
Student holding a crab
Group of visiting high school students from The Maret School in Washington DC
Captiva Cruises conducted a Science at Sea field trip for visiting high school
students from The Maret School in Washington DC. The Maret School,
founded in 1911, has been offering a Subtropical Zone Ecology summer
study program for the
past 24 years. Students
are required to conduct
a major field study proj
ect on some aspect of
their exposure to the
Florida ecology that
expresses a personal
interest, awareness and
sensitivity to the envi-
McCarthy's Marina on
Captiva aboard Captiva
Cruises' motor catama-
ran the Playtime, the
students were greeted by
Captains Yogi Schmidt,
Andy Scott and Educator
Richard Finkel with
Captiva Cruises. This
Science at Sea cruise
focused on the ecology
of the back bay estuary
with hands-on investiga-
tive activities. Mollusk
From page 18
Anyone who sees her is asked to
report to refuge staff by calling 472-1100
or post your sighting at the refuge educa-
Tritaik explained how the reloca-
tion came about: "FWC called me...
and requested that they be allowed to
release a relocated crocodile that same
afternoon. A trapper called them when
responding to a nuisance alligator call
in Grove City. Fortunately, their trapper
knew the difference between a crocodile
"The crocodile needed to be relocated
because she was found on private prop-
erty and the owner wanted her removed.
She did not threaten anyone, but just
looked threatening. JN "Ding" Darling
NWR was the closest conservation land
with a history of supporting a crocodile.
Collier-Seminole State Park was too far
south," he said.
"We hope she finds a home where she
can coexist in the ecosystem, whether
here or wherever she goes," he added.4
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Catching crabs in the water
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Captiva Island Yacht Club
painting, and at the Coffee Bar @ Bailey's
iced lemonade and smoothie stand.
The Fort Myers Senior High School's
boys basketball team, 2010 Florida
State champs, turned out to support the
event and signed autographs. Master of
Ceremonies Wendy Schnapp announced
the event's program activities along with
the 13 lucky raffle winners who received a
prize from one of the 13 Bailey's Center
Merchants Association merchants.#
Corky and Eleanor Dalton
Fourth of July Celebration at Captiva Island Yacht Club was hosted by
Deborah and John LaGorce. There was plenty of patriotic fun for everyone.
Sarah Heidrick won the pie-eating contest
at the Captiva Island Yacht Club Fourth of
The Bailey's Center Merchants'
Association hosted its second annual
Fourth of July Backyard BBQ last
Saturday. The event began immediately
after the Independence Day parade and
more than 400 adults and children
There was laughter and splashing on
the waterslide and in the bounce house,
and both adults and children tested their
pitching arms at the Sanibel Shell's dunk
tank. The Bailey's mules walked riders
around the center; Fafco's mobile solar
power unit provided electricity throughout
despite cloudy skies, and The Hat Boys
entertained everyone with a sampling of
both familiar and patriotic tunes.
There were constant queue lines at the
Bailey's food table where families were
served by George Schnapp at the snow
cone and popcorn stand; at Retta's face
Retta Fernandez-Gonzalez painted chil-
dren's faces at the 4th of July Backyard
A young parade participant dances the
music performed by The Hat Boys
Children line up for the water slide attraction
ISLAND SUN JULY 9, 2010 23
The Girl Who
Played With Fire
j et set for
crime thriller with
The Girl Who
Played With Fire,
the second block-
buster best seller
in the Millennium
Trilogy by Steig Larsson, a Stockholm
journalist who died in 2004.
Larsson's books have sold 21 million
worldwide and have been number one
this summer on both The New York
Times hardback and paperback best
The books have been flying off book
shelves so fast nationwide that one inde-
pendent bookstore in Portland, Oregon
reported sales of 1,500 copies per week,
prompting the sales staff to nickname
them The Girl Who's Paying Our
Salaries For The Next Few Months.
Preceded by The Girl With The
Dragon Tattoo, the second novel about
playing with fire picks up the story of
Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading publisher,
who has decided to run an explosive
expose of a wide-ranging sex trafficking
operation. Just before the piece is pub-
lished, the two reporters responsible are
The fingerprints on the murder weap-
on belong to his friend, the troubled hack-
er genius Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist,
convinced of Salander's innocence,
plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile,
Lisbeth herself is drawn into a murderous
game of cat and mouse that develops
into a dynamite thriller that Slate predicts
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selected by Don Brown
for Jon Sprogell
by Marty Bradley
Witness the Trojan whales,
slick black Moby Dicks
financed by low floaters,
chugging on tramp-time
dotting the sea
like loose punctuation;
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"will likely confirm Larsson's position as
the most successful crime novelist in the
No amount of praise for Larsson's
novels can prepare the reader for the
pleasure in store when one enters the
world of Lisbeth Salander, a "take-no-
prisoners" gal that USA Today describes
as "one of the most startling, engaging
heroines in recent memory.
Two motorcycle-gang biker dudes who
are not well-meaning towards Lisbeth,
learn the hard way that she is not to be
trifled with during a scene that is to be
read and re-read for enjoyment.
It is almost impossible to lay this book
down and not stay up all night. But, it
is best to read slowly and savor each
chapter because Larsson died young and
wrote only three books.
The Girl Who Played With Fire, by
Stieg Larsson. Vintage books, paperback,
724 pages, $7.99.
bane of seals and gulls and pelicans
but also red-blood cells of industry,
bearing nutrients to its burping organs.
The sea will sometimes
in her sprawling recreation
crack a double hull
on her shoals, throw systems
profoundly out of whack.
In their bellies,
men tight as bubbles,
imperceptibly in the hum
and rumble of works
set in constant rhythm,
like the tides,
and as slow to shift
Marty Bradley lives in State College,
Pennsylvania. You can read more of his
poetry at his blog, Poems I Wrote With
You In Mind, which is tended by his
online alter ego, Carver B. Goodly.7
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JULY 9, 2010
Teens At The
Girls making treasure boxes out of books
Having good times at VIP After-Hours
This summer, Tuesday evenings at the Sanibel Public Library belong to teens
and 'tweens. Teen VIP After-Hours programs, from 6 to 7 p.m., offer kids
time to be themselves with their friends. The evening includes a planned craft
for the kids to make, snacks, Wii, Guitar Hero, dance and lots of camaraderie. Last
week, teens fashioned some very unique treasure boxes out of books.
Teens and 'tweens, grab a friend and join the fun. Here's the upcoming schedule:
July 13 Duck Tape Craft
July 20 Open Mic Night
July 27 Pizza Night/Scavenger Hunt
August 3 Jean Purses/Bags (bring a pair of old jeans)
August 10 Chocolate Daze/Sand Art
Teen VIP After-Hours program is part of the Summer Reading Program at the
library. There is no charge for the program and it is open to kids 6th grade and up.#
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The guys getting creative Computer time with friends
ISLAND SUN JULY 9, 2010 25
Fun Has Begun At
ARTS Summer Arts Camp
Jill Janda's music class
Kids are enjoying the activities at BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp. Camp runs
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through August 13.
Children entering grades K through 5 in the fall are offered activities on a
rotating schedule including painting, pottery, music, drama, and movement. Arts and
music appreciation, weekly projects, and interactive stage productions encourage inter-
est 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 metalsmithing. Middle school tuition is $70 per week. Volunteer
opportunities are also available.
BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp is supported by LAT Foundation and Sanibel-
Captiva Community Bank. Tuition assistance is available.
To register for Summer Arts Camp, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, call
395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.0
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Sanibel-Captiva Art League
Island Artists Have Works On Display
Over 100 paintings are currently on view at the Sanibel Public Library and
in Phillips Gallery at BIG ARTS. By displaying their work in these annual
summer art shows sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Art League, the artists
attain goals set during past academic and studio studies and during local painting
workshops. These shows provide local artists with encouragement to practice and
improve their skills while sharing their work with the community to critique and
purchase. Some of the artists have only recently started painting while others have
won awards and also show their work in art galleries throughout the year.
The ever-popular island scenes with tropical vegetation and wildlife are a favorite
for island residents who wish to decorate their homes as well as for visitors who wish
to take a little of
the island back so
they can remem-
ber their vacation
in paradise. Each
ing is a different
and unique to
the individual art-
ist's style. There
and expert tech-
nique while other
to art league
exhibits. On loan
from the Dubin
From the Soul,
ated by persons
loss. Also on
view is the trav-
eling exhibit of
made by high
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Restaurant and" Marina)r,
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for the Human Trafficking Awareness
As part of the Art Council of
Southwest Florida in Lee, Charlotte and
Collier counties, Sanibel-Captiva Art
League also provides opportunities for
artists to enter their paintings in several
juried shows throughout the year that
are judged by nationally-known artists.
Frequently the judge will give a public gal-
lery talk afterwards and explain why he
or she chose certain paintings to receive
awards and rejected others from the
exhibit. Residents and visitors are invited
to view these exhibits and attend recep-
To see current shows call the library,
472-2483, for regular hours. The
Sanibel Library has a newly-expanded
media center with periodicals, refer-
ence material, CDs and DVDs, tapes
and computers with Internet access for
all to use. Phillips Gallery, 395-0900, is
open weekday afternoons. Both buildings
are on Dunlop Road near Sanibel City
Hall. For art league information write
to: Sanibel-Captiva Art League, PO Box
1192, Sanibel FL 33957 or see www.
In Shell Point
Point Retirement Community
Summer Music Series will be
Reiko, Violinist and Friends, on
Monday, August 2, at 7 p.m. This
was the first year for the Shell Point
Summer Music Series which has offered
performances by talented performers in
the Church Auditorium located on The
Island of Shell Point.
"Reiko is a very talented performer,
and we have had her visit Shell Point
on many occasions," said Dawn Boren,
director of resident life. "We are very
happy to have her offer the final perfor-
mance of our inaugural Summer Music
Series, and look forward to having her
again in the future. She is definitely pop-
ular with our residents, and the outside
Reiko is a native of Tokyo, Japan and
attended the prestigious Tokyo University
of Fine Arts and Music, where she
received her bachelor's degree in violin
performance. Following her graduation,
Reiko came to the United States and
continued her training at the celebrated
University Jacobs School of Music, where
she studied under world renowned Italian
violinist Franco Gulli.
In 1982 Reiko moved to Fort Myers
to begin her career as the concert master
of the Southwest Florida Symphony.
She has served as concert master for
six orchestras and became one of the
most prominent freelance violinists in the
country. Reiko and friends will present a
concert of both classical and popular pop
Tickets for the final concert are $15.
To purchase tickets, or receive additional
information about this concert, or future
concert series, call 454-2067.
Shell Point Retirement Community is
located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin
Road, two miles before the Sanibel
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From page 8
The brethren were happy to see Frank
Vermes back in action at The Dunes
Tuesday. In addition to enjoying a fine
meal, he heard possibly the worst rendi-
tion of Happy Birthday. Fortunately,
many of the members' hearing aids
had been turned down while Dick
Muench was talking and laughing at his
own jokes. Ric Base offered a Happy
Dollar for the Fourth of July Parade and
Fireworks going off successfully again this
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purchased your Kiwanis Dining Book,
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hell Museum summer
campers designed and
fabricated Fourth of
July float banners depicting
the mollusks and other sea
creatures that inhabit the
waters around Sanibel and
Under the tutelage of
cartoonist Dave Horton, and
the museum's public program
specialist, Diane Thomas,
campers attending last week's
Shell Museum Cartoon Camp
created colorful sea creatures
on a stick. Campers learned
that the life of a mollusk is
anything but boring, so in
keeping with the parade's
theme of Freedom Rocks, the
The children making their banners and sea creatures
museum's float was named,
Freedom Rocks Mollusks
Moving down the parade
route, the campers and mol-
lusks rocked to refrains of
Proud To Be An American,
Stars and Stripes and other
patriotic tunes. Campers
Brooke Adams, McKenna
Adams and Alex Horton
made the creatures of the
deep spring to life.
Rocking on the float
As the museum's entry
moved down Periwinkle Way,
the crowd chanted, "Beads,
Beads," remembering the
Museum's tradition of tossing
red, white, and blue beads to
Seeing smiles on the faces
of the children in the crowd
as they viewed the museum's
colorful entry and observ-
ing their glee as they caught
the beads and lollipops, the
museum staff couldn't help but
reflect on the true meaning
of the day and festivities com-
memorating it, said Kathleen
Rebels With A Cause At
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
The musical, based on the 1984 film, opens with lively dancing and disco lights as
the cast sings the title song, Footloose. It was a great start to a rapid paced musical
that keeps the audience entertained throughout. The plot may be unbelievable, but
The entire cast does an impeccable job portraying their characters, and entertaining
Bluestone is well cast as the likeable outsider. He has a pleasing voice and terrific
dance moves which blend so well in numbers like Footloose, and I Can't Stand Still.
McBride also shines with gusto, especially in Holding Out for A Hero and the lovely
Almost Paradise, sung with Bluestone. Her best friends Rusty (Alicia Kelly), Urleen
(Lisa LeCuyer), and Wendy Joe (Lauren Parker) also captivate the audience.
The role of Willard, the gawky teenager who can't dance, is played with exceptional
presence by Ryan Mulgrew. When he ends the song Mamma Says (You Can't Back
Down), the audience falls in love with him. The scenery, lighting, and costumes also
add depth and authenticity to the show. By the time the fabulous finale scene hits the
stage the audience is ready to leap to their feet and ask for an encore.
Footloose plays through July 25 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.
There is a summer special for children 18 and under, tickets are just
$18 for dinner and the show. Tickets for adults range from $27 to $53 with
group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Reserve your tickets by calling
278-4422, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com, or stop by the box office, 1380 Colonial
Boulevard in Fort Myers.4
Rebellion is on over the ban on dancing
by Di Saggau
It isn't easy being a big city kid thrown into a small town where dancing is con-
sidered a sin. Ren McCormack (Darren Bluestone) and his mother Ethel (Jennie
Hollander) are forced to leave Chicago to live with relatives in a quiet, Godfearing
small town named Bomont. The fear comes from Reverend Shaw Moore (Glenn
Wall) who has banned the young people from dancing, believing it could lead to
What he doesn't know is that his teenage daughter Ariel (Bonnie McBride) has a
rebellious streak and doesn't condone Daddy's thoughts.
Soon she joins Ren and others to repeal the law that bans dancing.
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3. Living Sanibel by Charles Sobczak
4. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by
5. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne
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8. Deep Shadow by Randy Wayne
9. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
10. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel
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Does It Take?
4 washing a pan is
simple. But for a
mother, who is also
like a ringmaster in
a three-ring circus,
doing dishes is
difficult than swallowing fire." an
excerpt from the book Sand in My
I'm often asked how long it takes for
me to write a novel. If I were living a life
of solitary confinement in a convent
or prison cell I might crank one out in
a few months. The reality is that I live
in a noisy little house on stilts with three
children, a husband, too, and the truth is,
I can hardly wash a sink of dishes without
getting interrupted 10 times. Sometimes
I go into the kitchen spinning like a top,
dizzy from their demands and forgetting
why I went in there in the first place.
When I got the inspiration for Sand in
My Eyes, ideas came fast and furious and
I could see the characters, plot and story
unfolding as a panorama in my mind. It
would be a silly little story about a mother
so overwhelmed that hardly was she see-
ing the beauty around her. I scribbled it
all down in crayon on a coloring book,
and then told my husband the good news
- that all I need is two hours every single
morning before the sun and kids rise
and I could have this story written in two
Also at this time my sister was train-
ing for the Chicago Marathon and I
thought as she wakes early to run, I will
wake early to write and by the time she
runs the marathon, I will have written my
novel. Well, she ran the marathon. And
she ran it again the next year, and the
next. And guess what? I was still writing
Here's what happened. Our landlords
needed us out writing postponed they
wanted to sell the house we had been
renting, the one on Sanibel that inspired
me immensely. Settled at last in a new
rental, I set my alarm for five in the
morning only to discover my laptop had
died. It took me three months to afford
a new one. Here we go again, I set my
alarm to start writing this story and my
son decides to wake along with me. This
new routine (me on a coffee high hop-
ing to write while watching The Wiggles
instead) lasted for days until I decided
to write in our pantry (also our laundry
room) where my son couldn't find me.
From my new hideout I could hear my
husband telling him, "Mommy went to
work. She'll be back when the sun comes
The writing in the pantry was going
fine until one morning I found myself
tiptoeing to the bathroom to vomit -
pregnant with our third. I wish I could say
it was glamorous, but I wrote big chunks
of Sand in My Eyes from the bathroom
floor with the fan on to tune out the
"beautiful chaos" that was my family on
the other side of the door. I didn't like
writing in the bathroom but if I left and
headed for the pantry, the boys would
intercept me and my writing session
I also experienced clusters of intense
three-day headaches during the writing of
this book. And my mom was diagnosed
with cancer. Fear woke me in the middle
of every night and had me twisting and
turning through the fiery forest filled with
worry. A writer needs sleep, and so does
a mother. I consider giving up my story
about the overwhelmed woman no longer
seeing the beauty to life. But faith kept
me going. I had to believe my inspiration
was real. I had a choice. I could either
let life get in the way of my writing or I
could allow life to enhance my writing.
I chose the latter and created characters
in my story to help comfort me through.
At times, while writing it, I felt as if the
older me was talking to the younger me,
telling it's all just a phase, and one day
you'll wake and your house will be quiet
and clean but your children grown so you
might as well now in the midst of the
chaos feel the beauty all around you.
So how long does it take to write a
novel? More than two weeks is all I'll say!
"Everything in life takes a certain
amount of work. If you think getting what
you want in life is easy, then you may as
well walk over to your neighbor's yard
and steal one of her flowers when she
isn't looking, because life isn't easy, nor
is growing a garden, but once you start
recognizing the pests and learning how to
ISLAND SUN -JULY 9, 2010 31
control the weeds, and all the other basics
there are to learn, then the effort you put
into your gardening becomes more plea-
surable." -Sand in My Eyes
Christine can be contacted at
Christine@christinelemmon.com or you
can visit her Web site at
At The Library
leaders are invited to discuss
Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan,
the focus of the Wednesday July
28 book discussion meeting at the
Sanibel Public Library. The meeting is
free and open to the public.
The discussion will begin at 2 p.m. in
the meeting room across from the eleva-
tor, Meeting Room 4. Nancy Fisk will
be leading the group's discussion of the
In Loving Frank, fact and fiction blend
in a historical novel that chronicles the
relationship between seminal architect
Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney,
from their meeting, when they were each
married to another, to the clandestine
affair that shocked Chicago society.
Discussion begins promptly at 2 p.m.
Books and audio materials are available
near the reference desk. It is preferable
to come having read the book to be able
to join in the lively discussion, but all are
If you have questions, call the library at
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In 2006, Karen Bell, a Sanibel-Captiva
realtor, and Dan Schuyler, a jeweler with
28 years' experience, opened the doors
to Lily & Co. Jewelers, at 520 Tarpon
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On Saturday, July 10 from 11 a.m.
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celebration featuring hot dogs from
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fall; refreshments and snow cones cour-
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Have a "go to" shot with the driver.
Even if it is a 50-yard slice that starts left
of the rough and curves back into the
fairway, you MUST have a shot under
pressure you can fall back on if things
start going poorly (Dustin Johnson are
The drive is the most important shot
of every hole. If the first shot of every
hole is poor, for the rest of that hole you
will be scrambling trying to overcome a
bad drive. Hit one on the fairway and you
typically will have a pretty good hole.
I hit most of my full swing practice
balls with a wedge of some type (sand
wedge, pitching wedge, gap wedge).
I make sure that I can easily hit all of
my wedges specific distances. For exam-
ple, if I hit my pitching wedge 125 yards,
I make sure I can instantly hit an 80-yard,
100-yard, 110-yard one at any time. This
teaches me that distance comes from
length of back swing and follow through,
not speed of swing. If I want a full one
I swing all the way back and through, if
I want half the distance I swing just as
aggressively but only swing half the way
back and through.
While practicing I pick a different tar-
get and distance for every shot instead of
hitting a pile of balls to the same target. I
have never had the same shot twice dur-
ing a round of golf, so I don't practice the
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2. In 2009, the Tampa Bay Rays became the fastest team in major-league history to amass 100
stolen bases and 100 home runs in a season (77 games). Whose record did the Rays break?
3. Name the six NFL teams that, entering 2010, had gone the past five years without record-
ing a losing season.
4. Arizona State point guard Derek Glasser set a school record in the 2009-10 season for
career assists (551). Who had held the mark?
5. Carolina's Cam Ward set a franchise record in 2010 for most career victories by a Hurri-
canes goalie. Who had been the leader?
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7. Annika Sorenstam won five consecutive tournaments in 2004-2005 to tie an LPGA record.
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Experiences Of A Lifetime In Week
Two Of Congress Baseball Travels
by Doug and Josh Congress
edited by Ed Frank
Week Two of this year's Western baseball journey took us from Denver to
Anaheim, California, across some of the most breathtaking scenery in America.
By the time we reached Southern California our dusty old Toyota Sequoia with
129,000 miles had traveled 3,700 miles the past two weeks Sanibel to Anaheim.
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But let me first tell you
about our final day in Denver
which Josh said "was our best
tour day ever."
For a $10 entrance fee, -
we were afforded the oppor- :- rb- .
tunity to drive up the highest
paved road in North America
to Mount Evans, altitude
14,264 feet. For about 20
minutes of this one-hour sum-
mit drive up this titanic beast 4
I allowed no radio, no talking
and no movement. I needed
complete and utter focus tra-
versing this narrow, roadway .
with no guard rail. The thin
air made me dizzy and the
2,000-foot drop to my left
nearly caused me to upchuck.
By the time we reached V
the summit, I had no feeling
in my fingers because of the
death grip I had on the steer-
But it was an incred-
ible reward. There are not .
adequate adjectives to describe
the beauty. For 30 minutes
we simply enjoyed the seren-
ity and snapped hundreds
of pictures. Of course, Josh
couldn't resist throwing an ice
ball at me.
After carefully making
our way down the mountain,
it was time for our second
game at Coor's Field, where
we were treated to an 8-7
Rockies thriller over the
But what put this day over
the top for Josh was getting
an autograph of baseball's top
pitcher, Colorado's Ubaldo
Jimenez, who boasts this sea- Doug and Josh Congress on Mount Evans
son's lowest ERA along with
the most wins in baseball.
At the end of the game as the Rockies were celebrating on the field, I saw Josh
standing by the Rockies' dugout. Somehow he made his way past the ushers to the front
row where he made eye contact with Jimenez. Just like that, the super star nodded to
Josh and Josh tossed him his newly-purchased Rockies cap and bam he hooked his
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Josh and Doug at the Rockies Stadium
I must admit, as much as I have been
looking forward to ballgames and ball-
parks, I have really been excited about
discovering the Wild West. Within a
30-hour period, we took a meandering
path from Denver to Flagstaff, Arizona,
logging 800 miles while visiting three
magnificent national parks and avoiding
and detouring our way past tragic wild-
fires in Flagstaff.
Our first priority was to tour Arches
National Park near Moab, Utah. The
rocky formations were the settings for
several John Wayne movies, the Warner
Brothers cartoon hit, Roadrunner, Indiana
Jones, and many others. We were in
complete awe of the massive rock forma-
tions and the vast wastelands.
We continued westward to Monument
National Park about three hours south
of Moab on the Utah/Arizona border.
Once again, Josh and I were mesmerized
by the painted background and the vast
beauty of the park.
Unfortunately, our old Sequoia was
Rather than spending $25 for a guid-
ed tour on a Hummer-type vehicle with a
Navajo Indiana guide, we chose to make
the dusty drive ourselves. Three miles
into the trip, fellow tourists were covering
their ears as our little truck was hollering
out in pain making the most deafening
screeching noise one can imagine.
Panicked, I called my good friend,
Tom, a Toyota mechanic in Naples, who
began firing questions at me like a 911
operator. Mercifully, moments later there
was a detour where horseback tours of
the park were available. For $120 (versus
the $25 I could have spent earlier), we
played John Wayne for two hours while
giving the Sequoia a rest.
Josh was thrilled and couldn't wipe
the smile from his face as we galloped
through the badlands and witnessed mon-
umental structures like true cowboys.
Back to the Sequoia, now covered
with an inch of red desert dust, I prayed
for a miracle. Thankfully, after a few
miles on paved roads, the squeal disap-
We departed for Flagstaff with the
Grand Canyon next on the schedule. But
one hour into the three-hour trip, we
were met with flashing signs highway
closed. Western Flagstaff was under siege
with brush fires.
Off US 89 and onto AZ 64, we tra-
versed when we approached a huge sign
to Grand Canyon National Park. The
lady at the park entrance said this was
the only way to Flagstaff, waived our
$25 admission fee and for the next three
hours we enjoyed a fabulous sunset in
the park, marveling at what must be the
greatest gift on our planet.
Exhausted, we departed the Grand
Canyon at 9 p.m. and rolled into
Flagstaff at 11:30 p.m. truly a day filled
with splendor and adventure.
The next day's 8.5-hour trip from
Flagstaff to Anaheim was uneventful
although we did travel historic Route
66 part of the way a desolate route of
small towns with historical districts frozen
in time, old deserted motels and classic
diners begging for customers.
Next Week: Anaheim and Los
Angeles; Back on the Baseball Tour.0
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36 ISLAND SUN JULY 9, 2010
Year 102 And Still Losing,
The Sad Tale Of The Chicago Cubs
by Ed Frank
Tt's a disaster; it's deplorable; it's embarrassing; it's utter
I failure. It has, however, accomplished one thing extend-
ing the longest misery streak in professional sports into the
If you have any doubt what I'm talking about, it's two words:
For all of you Cub fans in Southwest Florida, and there are
thousands, you can chalk up another year of losing baseball.
Only this year, the losing is so bad, it's almost comical. Maybe
those promoters in Naples who are working to bring the Cubs'
spring training base here from Arizona might want to give the
idea a second thought.
Now here is a team with the third highest payroll in the Major Leagues, and the
highest in the National League, at $146,859,000. Just what have those millions
$1.775 Million Turnkey
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Half-way through the 2010 season, the Cubs were 35-47, having lost seven of
their last 10 games and resting 11-1/2 games behind first-place Cincinnati in the NL
Central Division. At this rate they are on pace to lose 93 games this year.
The Reds came to the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field last weekend winning
three of four while outscoring the feeble Cubs 30-8. Two of those wins were by 14-3
and 13-1 slaughters in which the Reds scored nine runs and seven runs in the seventh
innings of those games.
In the one game the Cubs did win 3-1, they left 17 runners on base, one shy of the
National League record.
At this mid-point of the season, Chicago was 15-24 against their Central Division
opponents, including 3-9 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, owners of the league's worst
They also top the Majors in one-run losses (19), the most unearned runs allowed
(59) and have grounded into the second most double plays in the NL.
All of this with a payroll of $146 million!
But that's just the beginning of this woeful tale.
The team is listless; there are empty seats in once-packed Wrigley Field. And
Manager Lou Piniella, in the final year of his four-year contract, appears like a young-
ster waiting for the end of the school year.
Despite last weekend's shellacking by Cincinnati, their pitching, while not great, has
not been as bad as the record shows. It is their hitting, or rather the lack thereof, that
has killed the team.
Their team batting average of .253 ranks 26th among the 30 Major League teams.
This shameful performance doesn't say much for their new batting coach, Rudy
Jaramillo, whom they are paying millions. Jaramillo is the former batting coach for the
Texas Rangers who are doing better this year without him.
The root cause of the team's miserable hitting lies with their two sluggers who pre-
viously carried the Cubs. Third-baseman Aramis Ramirez, earning $16,750,000 this
season, was hitting .177 as the week began. And first-baseman Derrick Lee, with a
salary of $13,250,000 was at .227.
The only Cub above .300 was Marlon Byrd, a free-agent acquisition and the only
Cub to make the National League All-Star team, who was batting .309. Byrd makes
just $3 million a year.
Adding to the Cubs' misery is the well-documented antics of pitcher Carlos
Zambrano, who after going ballistic in the dugout recently, was sent off for psychiatric
help and is now on the restricted list.
The Cubs owe Zambrano about $45 million over the next three years. When he
departed, his season record was 3-6 with a whopping 5.66 ERA.
We could go on with this sad, sad story. But enough is enough. We should, how-
ever, feel sorry for the Ricketts family who recently bought the Cubs for $900 million,
vowing to bring their faithful a World Series title.
Obviously, it won't be this year.
Three Rainouts in a Week for the
1 about O '\ \JJMiracle
I about Y O U !' MIt wa:s a tough week for the Fort Myers
Miracle who faced three rainouts and a
Condo Furnishings six-game losing streak.
After starting the season's second-half
Unsurpassed Service! winning three straight games, their for-
tunes suddenly reversed along with the
iteriors' since 2007 When this week began, the Miracle
had a 3-6 second-half record with a
F7 Fine Furniture Monday double-header at Jupiter to make
up for Sunday's postponed game.
coverings The team returns to Hammond
Stadium this weekend facing Jupiter in
des ~ Shutters a three-game series starting Saturday at
7:05 p.m. The Sunday matinee is 1:05
Lighting p.m. and the series concludes Monday at
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Around The Islands With Anne
Service With A Big Smile
Earns Customer Satisfaction
Award For Island Pharmacy
by Anne Mitchell
Sanibel's only independent pharmacy, Island Pharmacy,
won a JD Power & Associates award for highest cus-
tomer satisfaction among Health Mart Pharmacies fran-
chisees, of which there are about 3,000 in the country.
S If anyone deserves recognition for excellent customer service
it's Reggie Matthai, the helpful, ever-smiling owner of Island
Pharmacy, and his staff, who go above and beyond to assist his
customers. I know because I'm a client and I know I can always
get helpful advice and my questions answered promptly.
"We really do go out and try to earn people's business," said
Matthai, who opened the store three years ago. That means
offering services such as making sure customers have enough medications to last for
and trips something
many people take
in the hot summer
When people ask
where certain non-pre-
scription products are
located, the staff never
just point to a shelf;
staff, from left: Ron
Burl Sizemore, phar-
macist; Reggie Mathai,
pharmacist and owner;
and Cassandra Terrell,
ISLAND SUN -JULY 9, 2010 37
they ask questions and offer advice on the best medication for the job. For example,
"People with high blood pressure should not be taking Sudafed," said Matthai. "We
will probe and ask questions." For example, if they have congestion, they will be
steered away from Sudafed or similar medications.
Island Pharmacy is at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, Unit 2, phone 472-6188.
always a fun
place to shop, p
you like crit-
ter- and sealife-
The store, Bungalow 360 canvas bags at
which over- Tarpon Bay Explorers gift shop
sea glass and .
lets and other
jewelry starting Glass screen bugs at Tarpon Bay
at $14.99; Explorers
cute charms to
adorn your flip-flops ($3.99 each); and Bungalow
360 canvas bags and purses from $9.99. The fab-
ric has block prints of creatures such as seahorses,
dolphins and turtles. Some of the bags are revers-
ible and all are washable.
There are some really cute children's clothes
with wildlife themes including some by Hatley for
boys and girls as well as infants. Keep those little
heads cool with Wallaroo SPF 50+ hats. Other
protection items are colorful buffs again with
continued on page 38
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Around The Islands
wildlife motifs to cover the neck, head
Advice Line T-shirts have a written
description and graphic about themes
such as wetlands, otters, butterflies and
Tarpon Bay Explorers, which also
offers nature trips by boat and tram and
kayak/canoe rentals, is at 900 Tarpon
Bay Road, Sanibel, phone 472-8900.
LIVE ON THE ISLANDS
Holy Smoke! There's some new live
entertainment on Captiva.
South Seas Island Resort's eatery,
Holy Smoke Heavenly Barbecue
and Better Burgers, will be featuring
piano-playing blues entertainer Jeff Long
starting next Friday, July 16 and run-
ning from 6 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday until Labor Day. The public is
The new expanded space will include
a full bar, live karaoke, pool tables, video
games, air hockey and seating for bar-
becue and drinks. It is an expansion of
the existing Holy Smoke restaurant in
Jeff Long, piano entertainer, starts July 16
at Holy Smoke! Heavenly Barbecue and
Better Burgers on Captiva
Long is an interactive piano-playing,
blues style entertainer from Little Rock,
Arkansas. He has been a professional
musician for over 45 years, and his
diverse repertoire consists of thousands
of songs from every genre of popular
music. He boasts, "If you can say it, I can
He comes to Captiva via Amy Morgan
Entertainment on Sanibel.
Holy Smoke! will stay open later and
there is a real pool hall with games room
adjacent to the restaurant for adults and
The Mucky Duck on Captiva has
live music Monday through Saturday
as follows: Monday, Mark (The Pan
Man) Duprey; Tuesday, Rich Lancaster;
Wednesday Gene (The Maestro)
Federico; Thursday, Dan (The Man)
Confrey; Friday, Buckeye Ken; and
Saturday, Gene Federico. The restaurant
is at 11546 Andy Rosse Lane, phone
Both Hands Band will be playing at
'Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Friday
and Saturday. Music is from 9 p.m. to
1 a.m. Crab races are on Mondays and
Thursday with a family show at 5 p.m.
and adult show at 9 p.m. Phone 472-
Sanibel lq. .S
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Please visit our Island Sun online
advertisers each week at
You can click through to their
Web sites for more
information about real estate,
shopping, restaurants and services.
Just click on the logos surrounding
the front page.
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
Jeff Key from 7 p.m. to close on Fridays,
along with a late evening two-for-one
happy hour in the bar. John McClane
plays jazz at the Wednesday Jazz and
Sushi Nights. The restaurant is at 2761
West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-
Danny Morgan plays on 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
e-mail or fax your entertainment sched-
ule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@
aol.com or 395-2299.0
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Shell Point Completes Foundation
For New Rehabilitation Facility
the first phase of
the new rehabili-
tation facility and a
buildings, a $5 a 1
million addition -
to the Larsen
Pavilion, a skilled '
Shell Point broke .
ground on these
two buildings in
is anticipated for
the end of this
year according to
Bob Southern, Aerial view of construction site
director of proj-
Wright Construction Group is the contractor for the project, and David Van Loon,
senior project manager for Wright, is coordinating the construction. Jeff Sinatra, proj-
ect superintendent for Wright, was responsible for the construction of the foundation
for the new building.
"The rehab addition will be a two-story structure located to the east of the Larsen
Pavilion," said Van Loon. id" and structural fill was put into place.
The new free-standing rehabilitation facility will feature 7,465 square feet of space
dedicated to providing the most advanced therapy, restorative programs, and state-of-
the-art equipment available for assisting residents in building strength, regaining agility,
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Of Realtors News
The Sanibel And Captiva
Association of Realtors has
announced that after a close brush
with the deadline, Congress has passed
an extension of the Homebuyer Tax
Credit closing deadline, the Homebuyer
Assistance and Improvement Act (HR
5623). The extension applies only to
transactions that have ratified contracts
in place as of April 30 that have not yet
The legislation is designed to create
a seamless extension. The new clos-
ing deadline for eligible transactions is
now September 30. There will be no
gap between June 30 and the date the
President signs the bill into law.
Additionally, the United States Senate
has passed the National Flood Insurance
Program Extension Act of 2010 (HR
5569) an extension of the National Flood
Insurance Program until September 30.
This will allow transactions to move for-
ward. The bill is retroactive and covers
the lapse period from June 1, 2010 to
the date of enactment of the extension.
NARdiGras, NAR's 2010 Convention
and Trade Show in New Orleans, is open
for registration. The event takes place
November 5-8 and includes over 125
education sessions, a real estate expo and
opportunities to network. To sign up, visit
http://Realtor.org for details.
The association's next membership
meeting is Thursday, July 29 at 8 a.m.
at the association office. Florida Realtors
Honor Society and recent graduates of
the Sanibel Captiva Islands Specialist pro-
gram will be honored.
Affiliate seminars are taking place at
the association office and they're free to
members. To sponsor an affiliate seminar,
contact the association office at 472-
To stay informed about statewide leg-
islative issues that affect real estate, visit
The Real Estate Guide deadline is July
27 at 5 p.m.. If you are repeating an ad,
be sure to check it carefully. Ads may be
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or dropped off at the association office.0
Our email address is
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Wins Telly Award
WGCU Public Media's documen-
tary Sanctuary Island: The
Sanibel Legacy recently won a
bronze award in the 31st annual Telly
Awards competition, which awards sil-
ver and bronze statuettes to outstanding
productions in various categories each
Sanctuary Island, written and pro-
duced by Sanibel Island writer Chelle
Koster Walton, tells the story of how
grassroots determination and diligent
environmental awareness created an
island sanctuary in spite of plans to the
Besides Walton, several other island-
ers contributed to the 30-minute docu-
mentary's production, including former
island reporter Barbara Linstrom, WGCU
"Today a low-key beach community
of some 6,000 year-round residents and
thousands of birds, Sanibel Island, Florida
was headed for an entirely different fate
in the 1960s," the documentary begins.
"Back then, county officials and develop-
ers were hatching plans to build Sanibel
out to full capacity into a high-rise,
highly commercialized tourist destination
The documentary was funded through
contributions to the WGCU Green Fund
by the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society;
the Robert and Mary Linstrom Memorial
Fund at SCCF, and the Sanibel Captiva
Chelle Koster Walton, writer and producer
of Sanctuary Island: The Sanibel Legacy
photo by Aaron Walton
executive producer; Laura Sheft, associ-
ate producer and narrator; Rusty Farst,
who provided aerial footage; musician
Danny Morgan, who donated the use of
his music; and Aaron Walton, production
Sanctuary Island debuted in March
2009. Among the people interviewed
for the WGCU Untold Stories series
episode were Sanibel's first mayor Porter
Goss, former mayor and conservation-
ist Mark "Bird" Westall, early "Ding"
Darling ranger Charles LeBuff, and key
staff at the refuge, SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation), and CROW
(Clinic for the Rehabiliation of Wildlife).
was its top mar-
To view the documentary online, visit
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cable TV commercials and programs, film
and video production, and Web commer-
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If you are hoping to achieve unique
walls, but don't wish to contract an art-
ist for an elaborate wall mural, you may
find just what you're looking for among
the designer wall coverings. From hot air
balloons to teddy bears, crayons, to cats
and dogs, the options are endless. And
the new wall adhesives are great ideas
too. These wonderful pieces of children's
art stick to the wall without damaging the
paint or wall-covering surface, so they
peel up neatly years later.
When selecting colors for the nurs-
ery, it's so easy to be tempted by those
dreamy, gentle pastels. Remember, how-
ever, that babies love black and white, as
well as bright primary colors. Of course,
you will be spending many hours around
the clock in that nursery, so be certain
that you, as well as the baby, enjoy the
outcome of the room.
No matter what themes or colors you
choose in the nursery, you will spend
some precious moments in there with
your little one. These are memories that
you'll treasure for the rest of your life so,
above all, put a lot of love into decorating
it, and you will have created the perfect
lullaby land for your baby.
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A attorney Craig Hersch, a partner in
the law firm of Sheppard, Brett,
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year in the areas of estate planning and
probate and tax, respectively. Attorney
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The Children's Hospital of
Southwest Florida, in partnership
with the Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a
free monthly autism spectrum disorder
(ASD) screening for toddlers 18 months
to five years of age.
The next screening will be held July
16 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
Ronald McDonald Care Mobile at the
Family Health Center located at 2232
Grand Avenue, Fort Myers.
*ers It is estimated that one in every 150
oviders children is diagnosed with some form
of ASD, making it more common than
childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and
pediatric AIDS combined.
Medical consultants for the project
stress that an early diagnosis can make a
vast difference for toddlers and their fami-
lies. They say early intensive behavioral
intervention can make an immense differ-
ence not just in the development of the
child, but in their families as well.
The ASD screening is conducted
by the Neurosciences Center at The
Children's Hospital, under the guidance
of Pediatric Neurologist Jose Colon, MD,
MPH, and Pediatric Psychiatrist Marianne
Krouk, DO. The screenings are admin-
istered by an advanced registered nurse
practitioner, who has extensive training
and experience in typical child develop-
ment and developmental disorders.
A physician referral is not required. To
schedule a screening, call 985-3608.M
he Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's
Resource Center offers monthly
support group meetings for care-
givers throughout Lee County. The
caregivers support group meetings
include an opportunity for caregivers
to meet others who are facing similar
challenges and to learn more about
Alzheimer's disease and effective cop-
ing strategies. Select meeting locations
feature a guest speaker as well as an
informal time for sharing.
Fort Myers meetings
Tuesday, July 13, 2 p.m., Senior
Friendship Centers, 3600 Evans Avenue
(Carroll Corners), 437-3007
Wednesday, July 14, 9:45 a.m.,
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065
Ligon Court, 437-3007
Wednesday, July 28, 9:45 a.m.,
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Alcohol Use and Older Adults, speaker
Martha del Valle, Southwest Florida
Addiction Services, 437-3007
Wednesday, July 21, 10 a.m., Fort
Myers Congregational Church, 8210
College Parkway, 437-3007
Wednesday, July 21, 2:30 p.m.,
Dunbar United Way House, 3511-B Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 437-
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Dr. Bradley W Price, M.S., D.C.
Master's Degree in Health Education and Nutrition
Techniques practiced include:
Diversified, Activator, Thompson & Gonstead
Utilizing Applied Kinesiology,
Contact Reflex analysis, Accupressure and Laser Therapy.
Food Testing, Allergies, Weight Loss and the treatment of most physical,
mental and emotional ailments through chiropractic care and
with the help of nutritional supplements.
Supplements from most leading manufacturers including:
Standard Process Nutri West Atrium
Total Nutritional Evaluation
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Since 1985 1429 Colonial Blvd, Suite 101, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Call Chris Potter at 239-233-2413 to see this Property
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North Fort Myers
Thursday, July 22, 2 p.m., Pine
Lakes Country Club, 10200 Pine Lakes
Boulevard, 3.5 miles north of Shell Factory
on U.S. 41, 437-3007
Thursday, July 1, 2 p.m., Gulf Coast
Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Boulevard,
Thursday, July 15, 2 p.m., Gulf Coast
Village, Alcohol Use and Older Adults,
speaker Martha del Valle, Southwest
Florida Addiction Services
Thursday, July 1, 10:30 a.m., Pine
Island United Methodist Church, 5701
Pine Island Road, Bokeelia, 437-3007
Monday, July 19, 2 p.m., The
Community Health Association Building, 9
Beth Stacey Road, 437-3007
Monday, July 26, 10:30 a.m., Hope
Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41, 437-
Wednesday, July 28, 1:30 p.m.,
Sanibel Congregational United Church of
Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, 437-
Skin Cancer Detection &Treatment General Dermatology
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ISLAND RESIDENT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS MEDICARE PROVIDER
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and recovering movement and the high-
est function possible following an injury,
illness or surgery.
Some of the new features will include
state-of-the-art equipment for assessing
and improving balance to provide stability
and reduce falls. With this new equipment
the individual's progress can be recorded
and monitored to track improvement.
The larger gym will allow more people to
utilize the services, and individual treat-
ment rooms will be available to provide
privacy. The Occupational Therapy
Transition Suite will allow for better
preparation in a real-world environment
as patients prepare to return home, or to
their normal routines.
A new aqua therapy pool will enhance
therapy opportunities while decreasing
impact with water buoyancy. In addition
there will be a private rooftop patio on
the second floor of the facility that will
provide residents of the memory care unit
access to a protected and secure garden
In addition, a new administration
building is also underway and will be a
single story addition extending off the
Southwest portion of the Larsen Pavilion.
It will incorporate a monolithic reinforced
concrete floor slab with thickened integral
footings beneath bearing walls and col-
According to Southern, the construc-
tion of the two buildings is on track and
both are scheduled to be complete by
Uncle Jed, ID #477209
t's raining cats and dogs: Adopt one
pet and get a second pet free during
Name: Uncle Jed
Age: 8 years
Comments: I'm a loving sweet dog
who is happy to greet everyone with a
wag of my tail. If you are looking for a
great companion who would enjoy taking
a brisk walk with you every day I could
be the one for you. Since I'm an older
(but not old) dog I won't be as active as a
young pup but I will still enjoy some regu-
lar activity. Don't forget we beagles are a
hunting breed so I will want to follow my
nose when outdoors but as long as I'm
on my leash I won't wander anywhere
Adoption fee: $25 for pets six years
Breed: Siamese mix
Age: 4 months
Color: Lynx point
Becker, ID #474260
Comments: I was brought to the
shelter as a lost baby and spent part of
my early childhood in a foster home.
I've been raised around other pets so I
would fit nicely into a home that already
has some. Since I have a somewhat mel-
low personality I would also be good as
an only companion for someone too.
Spending the rest of my life as your lap
kitty would be awesome.
Adoption fee: $75.
For information about this week's
pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log
on to Animal Services' website at www.
LeeLostPets.com. When calling, please
refer to the animal's ID number. The shel-
ter is open for adoptions from 11:30 am
to 3:30 pm Monday through Saturday at
5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to
the Lee County Sheriff's Office, off Six
Mile Cypress Pkwy.
All adoptions include spay/neuter sur-
gery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies
vaccination and county license if three
months or older. The adoption package is
valued at $500.4
CONTRACTING & CONSULTING
New Construction / Remodel / Consulting
P.O. Box 494, Sanibel, FL 33957
Email: blbissl email@example.com
Lee County Resident Since 1970
IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS
All Island Glass & Aluminum, Inc.
17691 Summerlin Rd. Ft. Myers, FL 33908
SANIBEL LICENSE S2-11914
Kim Santy (island resident) (239) 454-0050
www.allislandglass.com (239) 454-1003
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Delivery, Grading, Site Prep
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LET'S GO FISHING'
Fishing Charters Shelling Sightseeing
Captain Lamar Williams
LICENSED & INSURED
A full service contractor
dedicated to exceptional
quality at a reasonable price.
SVoted "Best of the Islands"
CONSTRUCTION co 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003
Michael J. Valiquette Island Resident Lic. #CGC056909
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Hurricane Protection Consultant
IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS
Stevens & Sons Glass
Replacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors,
Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts,
Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass
Specialists in impact condo complex replacement
2416 Palm Ridge Road Phone: (239) 472-0032
Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-0680
TREE & LAWN CARE
*Jesus Hernandez *
LAWN CARE &
Licensed & Insured Free Estimates
Landscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding
Landscape Design Ponds Waterfall Installations
Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing
12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myers
"YES WE DO THAT"
WOOD ROT REPAIR DECKING ROOF REPAIRS
-WINDOW & DOOR REPAIR INTERIOR & EXTERIOR CARPENTRY
SCREENS SOFFIT & FASCIA DRY WALL REPAIR
CALL JEFF BERGER AT 239-265-2827
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POOL SERVICE & REPAIR
164' Islands Premier Pool Service
1~ Professional Weekly Service
Fast Expert Equipment
Ol Repair and Replacement
Deep-End Specializing in
Pool Service Gulfstream Pool Heaters
25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386
Light Tackle Sport Fishing
Tarpon Snook Redfish &More
C: (239) 340-8651
CUSTOM HOME BUILDER
Ph (239) 472-8446
Custom Home Builders, Inc.
We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd Floor
New Construction Too
P. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449
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Phone (239) 267-8405
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New Homes Remodeling
P.O. Box 143 Phone: 239-472-2601
Sanibel Island, FL Fax: 239-472-6506
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Office Phone & Fax
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SHOREWOOD OF SANIBEL
Three bedroom beachfront
Views over pool to beach
NOVELLI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
RS 11/27 N TFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
SR 10/9 N TFN
Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
SR 3/12 N TFN
San NEWSPAPERa and
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
L OV Liiuiay way
Zoned for both commercial and
residential use. Rare opportunity on
Sanibel Island. Asking $895,000
3BR/3BA remodeled duplex in Dunes
with sweeping golf course views and
granite, marble, tile, pavers, 3rd floor
office, 1763 sq.ft. $499,000
1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
3BR/2BA, Lake View
3JIKIJ30A Iunes duplex. ireeat gott
course views. Beautiful wood floors
AA ln, A o nn
1613 Sand Castle Road
Dunes Golf Course Views
Beautiful Decking & Porches
3BR/3BA, Vaulted Ceilings
SR 8/6 N TFN
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
Welcome To Paradise...
Great View! Great Income!
Thinking of Selling?
We'll sell your property
within an agreed upon
time or we'll pay you up
to $5,000 at closing:
Ask us about
Robvn & Robb
RE/MAX of the Islands
SR 6/18 BTFN
Sanibel & Captiva
[ Real Estate -
"THE CARRETTA REPORT"9
& Team Sanibel*
John RWood *
Island Real Estate
or 239-395-3100 z
S 12/26 BTFN
799 Casa Ybel
2 bed/2 bath + den and
2 bed/1 bath, hideaway duplex
near the heart of town. Wonderful
Sanibel River view. Broad decks
with beautiful plantings. Grab a
book and lounge with nature.
Susan E. Gordon, scis
1630-1 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Toll Free: 866-737-2BUY
SR 7/9 V7/9
Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
SR 2/12 BTFN
READ ISLAND SUN ONLINE:
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Tarpon Beach 204
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PRIME COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE
For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 BTFN
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability wi h
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN
TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central loca ion -1630 Periwinkle Way Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen facil-
ity Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11/21 BTFN
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792
RS 1/4 BTFN
PRIME SPACE FOR LEASE
Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Rates Offered!
"Islander Center" on Sanibel
Prime Periwinkle Frontage
SHigh Traffic Tenants
Flexible Space Available
SR 4/30 B TFN
800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center New large white
tiles on floor New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT Call Nancy 239-246-4075.
SR 8/7 B TFN
DIRECT BAYFRONT COTTAGES
Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906
RS 3/12 M TFN
EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar,
neg.off-season. Call for availability.
SR 1/9 B TFN
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M TFN
Bay to Sea is FREE!
Captiva & SanibelVacation Rentals
Rent directly from more than
300 property owners!
FREE for Renters to use!
FREE for Owners to use!
SR 2/12 BTFN
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
Cottages Condos Homes *
Miles of Beaches & B ke Paths
S 10/9 BTFN
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.
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.
Head to the mountains Highlands, North
Carolina Mountain cabin, loads of
charm, peace and quiet Get back to nature
Weekly or monthly rental
RS 6/18V 7/9
For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 BTFN
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 7/16
Completely renovated 1 BD/1 BA apartment
on Sanibel, 2412 Palm Ridge Road,
$793/mo. Available immediately.
Call Island Management at 472-5020.
SR 7/9 BTFN
ANNUAL KtN IAL
This quaint 2 story island home is just 2 lots off
Beach, 2 BD/2 BA. Offered furnished.
Must see @ $1,450/mo.
WALK TO BEACH
This RARE 4 bedroom/3.5 bath piling home is
located looking over conservation land and is a
short walkto beach. Updated, F or UF. $2,100/mo
This 2 bedroom/2bath ground level home
offers carport and hot tub.
$1,500/mo. Includes yard care.
This 2 bedroom/1 bath UF duplex offers screened
porch, w/d, views over water to Preserve.
This piling duplex is a must see. $900/mo
BEACHVIEW COUNTRY CLUB
This beautiful home offers 3 bed/2baths, tile
throughout, updated pool and new paver pool
deck, 2 car garage and close to the beach, UF
Includes pool and yard care. $2,250/mo.
Call on hese Island Rentals and ask about
our other Island Properties for rent.
Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975
TB Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.
Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loft
with sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or
pets. Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-
2341 or 405-307-8949
SR 1/8 M TFN
JUST OVER CAUSEWAY Great Loca ion. 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
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the undersigned, desiring to engage
in business under the fictitious name of
JOYFUL PATH HYPNOTHERAPY, located
in Lee County, Florida, with an address
of 5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd, Fort
Myers, FL 33907, has registered said
name with the Division of Corporations of
he Department of State, Tallahassee, FL.
Dated the 9th day of July, 2010
RS 7/9A 7/9
We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
If you are interested, please contact
Marguerite Jordan at 472-3644 Ext. 3
or visit our website www.crowclinic.org
SR 9/5 N TFN
Tony's Senior Barber Shop at McGregor
Blvd & Gladiolus in the Kmart Plaza is look-
ing for an experienced barber. Full or part
time. Call 489-3370. Ask for Tony or Linda.
RS 6/25 V 7/9
Island Cow restaurant is taking applications
for very experienced servers. Aloha POS
system knowledge required, able to
work weekends and holidays a must!
Call Juan to set up an interview at 823-3514
SR 7/9 B 7/30
Island resident seeking clerical or
hospitality position. Excellent computer
skills, legal, and generic office experience.
Full or part-time. 472-0906 or 910-0583.
SR 7/2V 7/9
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HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva *239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/23 BTFN
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
SR 9/30 D TFN
available for summer tutoring.
Certified in all subjects.
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transport ion,
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
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
SR 4/9 B TFN
(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, celng fans, siding doors etc)
768-0569 or Cell 464-6460
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 NTFN
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12V 7/23
Convenient Medical Supplies offers a wide
selection of home healthcare products.
Including incontinence and urological
products, diabetic supplies, durable
medical equipment such as walkers, and
we can supply all of your enteral nutrition
needs. We provide discrete shipping
directly to the customer. Shipping on
orders over $95 is free. Visit us at
RS 7/2 V 7/23
RESPITE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY
Long Term and Short Term Care. If you're
looking for a getaway and need someone
to care for your loved one, bring them to
the Topic Care Home in Fort Myers. One
on one care, lovely atmosphere, home
cooked meals, doctor visits, laundry, meds,
private and semi-private rooms.
Call 239-656-0019. License #6905782
SR 7/9 B 7/16
Join o her "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
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Sanibel & Captiva Islands
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
13 Volumes 1978
SR 6/4 N TFN
FIIRNITIIRF FOR sAI F
MAPLE DESK FOR SALE
Denmark Interiors Maple Desk.
30" x 60" w/ File Drawers.
Like New, Half Price.
SR 7/2 N TFN
BROYHILL YORKSHIRE MARKET
Oak dropleaf table, 4 chairs, $600; 4 piece
entertainment center, $1,300; 2 end tables,
$275; Broyhill Torehean pine dresser,
mirror, chest, 2 night stands, $950.
SR 7/9 M 7/16
BOATS CANOES KAYAKS
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
MISC. FOR SALE
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN
B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
SR 9/11 BTFN
CHILD CARE FOR
INFANTS & TODDLERS
Phoebe's Nest Early Learning and
Development Program is accepting
enrollment for infants and toddlers ages
3 months 36 months. Full or Part time.
Contact Beth at 472-6378 or at
firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and
schedules. License pending.
RS 5/28V 7/16
TIME TO SAY
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
CALLING CARD 239-395-1213
Emergency................................ ............... 911
Sanibel Police ......................................... 472-3111
Lee County Sheriff's Office ............................. 477-1200
On Call Captiva Deputy .................................477-1000
Sanibel ........................................ 472-5525
Captiva .................. ............................. 472-9494
Florida Marine Patrol .................................. 332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol .............. ................ 278-7100
Poison Control .............. .................. 1-800-282-3171
Chamber of Commerce .............. ................ 472-1080
City of Sanibel .......................... .............. 472-4135
Administrative Office .................. ................ 472-3700
Building Department ............................... 472-4555
Community Housing and Resources ................... ... 472-1189
Planning Department................................... 472-4136
Sanibel ........................................ 472-2483
Captiva ................. ................... ........ 472-2133
Sanibel ........................................ 472-1573
Sanibel (toll free) ............................... 800-275-8777
Captiva .................. ........................... 472-1674
Sanibel Community Association .......................... 472-2155
Senior Center............... ....................472-5743
Arcade Theater. ................ ...................... 332-4488
Art League Of Fort Myers ... ............................ 275-3970
BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) ................. 395-0900
Broadway Palm 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
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
ABWA (American Business Women's Assoc.) ................ 472-4499
................................. or email@example.com
American Legion Post 123 ............................. 472-9979
Angel Flight SE .............. .............. 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
Audubon Society ...................... ..............472-3156
Sanibel Bike Club ........................ . sanibelbicycleclub.org
Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva ................ 274-5900
CROW (Clinic 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
Kiw anis C lub .......................... ................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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959 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL, FL 33957
15050 CAPTIVA DRIVE, CAPTIVA, FL 33924
The treatment you expect.
The treatment you deserve.
BEACH COTTAGE 1406
Charming Beachfront 2 BD with Loft
Best Sunset Views/ Steps to the Beach
Quiet Location, Comfortable and Tasteful
Large Under Building Storage
Vicki Panico or Fred Newman, 239.980.0088
CLOSE TO HEART OF BLIND PASS
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Ground Level Condo
Remodeled Kitchen & Baths
Close to Pool & Clubhouse
Sally Davies, 239.691.3319
NEAR DING DARLING
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
Very Private Setting on Double Lot
Italian Plaster Finishes
Exceptional Interior Details
Jennifer ann de Lignieres, 239.313.1371
SEA OATS OASIS
Cleared Cul-de-Sac Lot
Walk or Bike to the Beach
Surrounded by Conservation Lands
Ready to Build Your Dream Home
Jane Reader Weaver, 239.472.1302
SECLUDED BEACHFRONT HIDEAWAY SUNSET CAPTIVA
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths plus Loft
Beautifully Updated Interior Deeded Beach Access
Pool, Tennis, Shuffleboard + More Gulf Access Dockage
Lush Tropical Landscaping Clubhouse, Pool, Tennis
Sally Davies, 239.691.3319 John and Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500
5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
Very Private Neighborhood
Deeded Beach Access and Pool
Great Vacation/Rental Home
Kara Cuscaden, 239.470.1516
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Wide Direct Access Canal
Boat Dock and 10k Ib Lift
Bright & Cheerful Floorplan
The Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984
SANIBEL ARMS EAST END
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
Beach Side of Complex
Great Income Property
Priced to sell; MAKE OFFER
Andre Arensman, 239.233.1414
GULF ACCESS CANAL FRONT
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths
First Floor Corner Unit
Close to Beaches & Bridge
Fully Furnished, Turnkey
Vallee Arnett, 239.645.1903
BEST OF LOGGERHEAD CAY
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Pet Friendly. Well Maintained Grounds
Pool/Tennis/Clubhouse. On-Site Management. Weekly Rentals
UNIT 261 $425,000 UNIT 181 $725,00 UNIT 103 $899,000 GULF FRONT
UNIT 252 $595,000 REMODELED UNIT 211 $649,900 UNIT 574 $599,000
UNIT 432 $459,000 UNIT 521 $725,000 '1 UNIT FROM GULF'
The Burns Family Team 239-464-2984
ROOSEVELT CHANNEL ESTATE-CAPTIVA
5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths
Turn-Key Designer Furnished
Boat Dock & Lift & Beach Access
Tropical Setting on 2 Acres
Jim Branyon, 239.565.3233
HERONS LANDING SANIBEL
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Caribbean Plantation Style
Breathtaking Bayou Views
Light, Bright and Neutral Decor
Jennifer ann de Lignieres, 239.313.1371
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SANIBEL'S BEST LOCATION
Direct Gulf Front Penthouse
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Completely Furnished & Gorgeous
Cathy Rosario, 239.464.2249
1 Bedroom,1 Bath
Updated Unit at Sundial Resort
Turnkey with Resort Amenities
Sarah Ashton, 239.691.4915
- Prices and listings are accurate as of this printing. Call the listing Realtor to verify pricing and availability. -