OCTOBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:23 7:10 7:24 7:09 7:24 7:08 7:25 7:07 7:25 7:06 7:26 7:05 7:26 7:04 VOL. 19, NO. 15 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA OCTOBER 7, 2011 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com First Celebrate Calusa Day At Ding DaysExperts from the Ding Darling refuge, Randell Research Center in Pineland, and Mound House on Fort Myers Beach will gather at the refuge on Wednesday, October 19 as part of the Ding Darling Days all-new Celebrate Calusa Day. At 1 p.m. that day, the panel will present its free Calusa Quest program in the Education Center auditorium. Cindy Bear from Randell and Parke Lewis from Mound House will talk about the Calusa Indians and what they left behind at the two sites represented. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Following the presentation, visitors can take a self-guided tour of the refuges recently renovated Calusa Shell Mound Trail and its exhibits, where refuge volunteers and Calusa authorities Ann and Bill Wollschlager will staff a booth stocked with Calusa artifact replicas. Dr. Annette Snapp from the Florida Public Archaeology Network will also be setting up an informational booth on-site. At Tarpon Bay Explorers that day, the free 12:45 p.m. Deck Talk also focuses on the Calusa Indians who once paddled local waters, made tools out of seashells, and built shell mounds on the island. Following is a complete schedule of the days tours and activities. Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge sponsors Ding Darling Days with support from Tarpon Bay Explorers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other private and business partners. For a full Ding Darling Days schedule, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com, or call 472-1100. Wednesday, October 19, Celebrate Calusa Day 8:30 to 10 a.m. Breakfast Nature & Sea Life Cruise, 25 percent off: $18.75 adults, $11:25 children; reservations required, 472-8900 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Guided Kayak Tour, Tarpon Bay Explorers, 25 percent off: $22.50 adults, $15 children; reservations required, 472-8900 9:30 to 11 a.m. Refuge Birding Tour Caravan, meet at Education Center flagpole; fee $5 refuge admission 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sea Life & Nature Cruise, Tarpon Bay Explorers, 25 percent off: $15 adults, $9 children; reservations required, 472-8900 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. free Bunche Beach Birding Tram, meet at Education Center flagpole; limited number of reservations, 472-8900 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. free Deck Talk: Calusa Indians, Tarpon Bay Explorers 1 to 3 p.m. Guided Kayak Tour, Tarpon Bay Explorers, 25 percent off: $22.50 adults, $15 children; reservations required, 472-8900continued on page 21 Explore the islands ancient culture at Ding Days Celebrate Calusa DayWines In The Wild Takes Flight On November 12Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations 4th annual Wines in the Wild is ready to Take Flight on Saturday, November 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Nature Center grounds. Each year, event co-ordinators Tom and Linda Uhler search out wines that have a theme that pairs with SCCFs mission. This year they looked to the world of birds for inspiration. I start my wine search with winery names and labels, but not every wine we sample makes the cut for the tasting, said Tom. continued on page 21 Wines in the Wild coordinator Tom Uhler prepares for this years theme, Take Flight, with SCCF Education Director Kristie Anders and an osprey in SCCFs Nature CenterThe Best Trick-Or-Treating Is At The Community HouseThe Costumes and Candy Fall Carnival will be held at The Community House on Monday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. Designed as a Halloween Trick-or-Treat spot for the entire family, this years carnival offers games with plenty of candy, prize booth, dining area serving $2 meals, and a hay ride that includes a skit at the theater. Multiple costume prizes are awarded throughout the night, and adults and volunteers are encouraged to wear costumes also.continued on page 5 The Ball family
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 20112 Hortoons American Legion Post 123Sunday, October 9, BBQ ribs & chicken dinner with pasta salad and beans from 1 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10. Monday, October 10, there will be a captains and players meeting for the 8 Ball Pool League at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, American Legion general meeting at 6 p.m. Dont forget the opening of stone crab season is October 15. Lamar will be at the legion with crabs upon availability. The last night of 9 Ball Pool was played Monday night. Winner of match one was Chip Gelpi, and John Earle took second. Match two winner was Dennis Bender, and Joe Steamer took second. Good shootin guys. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players welcome. Every Friday the legion offers a 6-ounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Stop in and try a half-pound burger. Check out the daily specials and the entire menu. The legion serves food every day all day. Public is welcome. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. The American Legion is located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Photo by Cameron Michael Photography Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OM Managed by239.395.9111Association Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch ServicesSHOPONSANIBEL.COM Shop hop OnSanibel anibelShell Museums New Junior Docents Ready To Assist VisitorsThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum welcomed its newest class of junior docents this season. Public Programs Specialist Diane Thomas worked closely with Mike Junkin, Emily McCallion, Zachary Swatfigure and Natalya Westlake during their training as they received classroom lessons, read and watched shell-related materials, and practiced their live tank presentations. We are very pleased with this years group of junior docent volunteers, Thomas said. Our sixth graders have just completed the full six-hour training program learning a great deal about mollusks, their habitats, what they eat, which ones are carnivores, herbivores and filter feeders, how various mollusks reproduce, how they protect themselves from predators, and how they make their beautiful shells. I am sure that Natalya, Emily, Zachary, and Mike will all do a fine job with our Live Tank program. Thomas is also happy to welcome back seventh graders Isaac Bender, Sophie Gruss and Charlie Reinhardt, who will help with Live Tank and Great Hall exhibit duties. The junior docents will work in the museum after school and during weekends. Public Programs Specialist Diane Thomas gives a classroom lesson about sea life. From left, Natalya Westlake, Zachary Swatfigure and Emily McCallion.Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Reg. $11.99 Reg. $11.99 SALE SALE $9.99 $9.99 King And Queen To Be Crowned At The PromDont miss your chance to be crowned king or queen. Join the Sanibel Community Association and the Sanibel School PTA at The Prom on Saturday night, October 8 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. and you just might walk away with the prestigious title of prom king or queen. And yes, you may vote for yourself. A DJ will be playing hits from yesterday and today that will surely have everyone dancing all night. The Prom will feature hors doeuvres from Cips Place, Doc Fords, Gator Bites, Holy Smoke BBQ, Sweet Melissas and Catering by Leslie Adams. Desserts will be provided by Tween Waters Inn and Sanibel Cake Company. A cash bar will also be available. Not sure what to wear? Anything goes! says event committee member Patty Holston. Some people are digging up old prom dresses to wear while others are opting to go more casual. Dont let a lack of prom formal wear keep you from coming and having a great time! Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the door the night of the prom. All proceeds will benefit the arts program at The Sanibel School as well as The Community House. If youd like to get flowers for your date or for yourself, Fort Myers Floral Designs is taking orders for corsages, wristlets, bouquets and boutonnieres. Owner Greg DePasquale will donate 10 percent of prom-related sales back to The Sanibel School. Call 278-0770 to place your order. All flowers will be delivered to The Community House the day of the prom. Last weeks photo featured Craig Holston and retired Sanibel School kindergarten teacher Kathleen Zocki. Anyone recognize this island resident? Ding Days Refuge Discovery DayA lecture by Charles LeBuff, author of the new Images of America: J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, will be just one highlight of the inaugural Refuge Discovery Day on Thursday, October 20. The day is part of the 22nd annual Ding Darling Days. The lecture begins at 1 p.m. in the Refuge Education Center auditorium and is open free to the public. Also that day, refuge staff will introduce a part of the refuge most people dont know about its beach side at Perry Tract. At 9 a.m., a refuge ranger will lead a narrated beach walk from Gulfside Park, which lies adjacent to the refuge tract. The beach walk is free, but there is a $2 per hour city parking fee at Gulfside Park. Throughout Discovery Day, visitors can join a narrated Refuge Birding Tour Caravan along Wildlife Drive ($5 per vehicle) plus discounted kayaking tours and sea life cruises from the Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. The 22nd annual Ding Darling Days kicks off on Sunday, October 16, with Family Fun Day and closes with Saturdays Conservation Art Day, October 22. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge sponsors Ding Darling Days with support from Tarpon Bay Explorers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other private and business partners. For more information and a full Ding Darling Days schedule, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com, or call 472-1100. Ding Darling Days sponsors include Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill, Oceans Reach, Times of the Island (TOTI) Media, Sundial Beach & Golf Resort, Baileys General Store, The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Royal Shell, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Jim & Patty Sprankle, Tween Waters Inn, West Wind Inn, Mike and Terry Baldwin, Art and Susan Cassell, Bank of the Islands, Caloosa Tent & Rentals, Matzaluna the Italian Kitchen, RS Walsh Landscaping-In the Garden, Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis, SanibelSusan Realty Associates, The Clem Werner Family, Barefoot Charleys Painting, Big Red Q Quickprint, Casa Ybel Resort, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP), Dan Hahn Custom Builders, George & Wendys Corner Grill, Good Wheels, Island Therapy Center, Mast Family Culligan, Over Easy Caf, Panther Printing, Re-Newal Water, Sanibel Art & Frame, She Sells continued on page 19 Former Refuge Ranger Charles LeBuff wrote the book on Ding Darling history
5 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com A Great Place To Be Stranded 10 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com HAPPY HOUR DAILY 5-6 p.m. Stop by for a FREE glass of wine and check out our Happy Hour special of the day!FREE Trollbead with purchase of a bracelet and decorative clasp. Amy Bennett Williams Will be signing copies of her new bookAlong The Caloosahatchee RiverFriday, October 21 11am-1pm(good only on books in the store, not valid on special orders, offer good October 7-14 or while supplies last)Peter Matthiessen and Randy Wayne White Were honored with Florida Heritage Book Festivals 2011 Lifetime Achievement Awards To celebrate Sanibels local authors achievements the Sanibel Island Bookshop is giving 10% off their titles Captiva Height Regs Approved, Meetings Are SetThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 11 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn, 15851 Captiva Drive. Among the items to be discussed: Update on the Lee Plan amendment on Captiva building heights (see below) Captiva Land Development Code update Lee Plan update review (from county staff) Lee Countys Captiva-specific taxes A CEPD update A Hurricane Preparedness update Other business as necessary The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact Panel Administrator Ken Gooderham at kengooderham@ gmail.com with any questions. New Captiva building height regulations approved At a September 28 public hearing on the current Lee Plan amendments, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 (Bigelow dissenting) to adopt the proposed building height amendment to the Captiva portion of the Lee Plan. There were numerous speakers in favor of the amendment, including panel members Sandy Stilwell, Rick Hayduk and Rene Miville and panel planner Max Forgey. The new height language will take effect shortly -probably by early November once it has been approved in ordinance form by the commissioners. More details will be discussed at the next panel meeting on October 11. The new language is: POLICY 13.1.2: Due to the nature of a barrier island, the height of buildings and structures is dependent on conditions such as elevation of the site above sea level and mandatory flood elevation requirements. In response to these conditions, the height of buildings and structures may not exceed the least restrictive of the two following options: a. 35 feet above the average grade of the lot in question or 42 feet above mean sea level measured to the peak of the roof, whichever is lower; or b. 28 feet above the lowest horizontal member at or below the lawful base flood elevation measured to the mean level between eaves and ridge in the case of gable, hip, and gambrel roofs. If lowest horizontal member is set above the base flood elevation, the 28-foot measurement will be measured starting from the base flood elevation. Notwithstanding the above height limitations, purely ornamental structural appurtenances and appurtenances necessary for mechanical or structural functions may extend an additional four feet above the roof peak or eight feet above the mean height level in the case of gable, hip, and gambrel roofs, whichever is lower, so long as these elements equal 20 percent or less of the total roof area. CEPD to meet October 12 The next meeting of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District will be Wednesday, October 12, beginning at noon in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. Hurricane Committee launches Facebook page The Hurricane Preparedness Committee has expanded its communications options with the launch of a Captiva Hurricane Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Captiva.Hurricane. Preparation.Response.Committee. All information posted on the Facebook page is also streamed on the website www.mycaptiva.info but the committee is trying to get as many people to also sign up on Facebook as possible. (Its also a good way to spread the word about the committee to other Facebook friends.) Captiva Community Panel MeetingThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 11, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Captiva Land Development Code update Lee Plan update review from Lee County staffers review of Lee Countys Captivaspecific taxes Captiva Erosion Prevention District update Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meetings will be November 8 and December 13. Information is available online at www. captivacommunitypanel.com. From page 1Trick-Or-TreatingDesigned as a safe Halloween Trick-or-Treat spot for the entire family and supported by the Sanibel Community Associations mission, Salli Kirkland and her grown daughter Vanessa Flynt originated the idea as a way for the entire community to get involved. They have been the carnival event planners since 2000. About 50 volunteers are needed to help with the 300+ children and families who attend. Kirkland said becoming a volunteer is a great way to enjoy Halloween and hand out candy at The House instead of your house! Marge Meek, SCA president and carnival volunteer, said The Community House event is a success because of the unique community: businesses that continually donate money and supplies to support the event and the volunteer spirit of the islands. Everyone has a great time and the children go home loaded with candy and prizes. The admission price for the carnival is one bag of Halloween candy per family. Volunteers and business sponsors are still needed; call Salli Kirkland 472-4919 or the Community House at 472-2155 to find out more. Candy donations are being accepted at Bank of the Islands, a longtime carnival sponsor and provider of volunteer support. TRIBECA Salon Mens Haircut ........$20 Manicure Pedicure Combo ...$50 Manicure ...............$15 Hair & Nail Spa Hair & Nail SpaLocated in Village Shops For Appointment Call395-3800 Our email address is email@example.com
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Richard Johnson, who took over as chairman just a few months ago when CHR was in financial and leadership crisis, said the board has identified the challenges. He said its liabilities turned out to be higher than first reported to council because we have rooted out that which what was hidden. Johnson, accompanied by recently hired executive director Nancy FashHenry and board member Ray Pavelka, said lack of a treasurer has been critical, but now he has found a willing volunteer in John Woolley, a CPA and an expert in forensic accounting with the IRS. John is a bulldog. I think he is the right person for that position, Johnson said. Board members are unpaid volunteers. The CHR representatives were quizzed for more than an hour and a half on their plan to get the agency back on an even keel. Vice Mayor Mick Denham asked, What are you trying to accomplish and by when? Do you have compatibility of the members of your board to be able to focus on these (goals) and make them happen? Have you got the wherewithal within the board and have you got the discipline not to get sidetracked? Johnson replied, That is probably the most important thing I can lend to this organization. The honest answer is no, I dont have all of this. (But) I believe I have the intestinal fortitude to get this board on track. Mayor Kevin Ruane suggested that the board look into taking a temporary bridging loan to pay off its overdue bills. That, he said, would be cheaper than paying penalties and interest which, for sewer bills alone, amounted to over $1,000 a month. Pavelka said the board has been trying to sell a home on Belding Drive for $269,000 to get some liquidity but has been unsuccessful so far. CHR is also looking into the idea of converting a rental home in Sanibel Highlands to be sold as a limited equity ownership property. There are a number of such homes in the CHR program, along with rentals. Councilman Marty Harrity said an equity loan on that could raise muchneeded cash. Councilman Doug Congress, council liaison with CHR, said its important to remember that a below market rate housing program is a requirement of the Sanibel Plan and that the city cherishes the economic diversity it generates. It provides homes for teachers, city employees and other island workers as well as retirees with low income. All must meet certain financial qualifications as well. Congress said the program costs Sanibel taxpayers about $250,000 annually. CHR is required to operate on a sound financial and independent basis. Several board members stepped down last year, he said. Richard (Johnson) and Ray (Pavelka) have been trying to steer this ship to calm waters. Without a cash infusion I am not sure CHR can punch its way out of this bag. Richard has said CHR cannot fail and it wont fail, Congress said. One aspect that concerns some council members is that the CHR board does not operate under Floridas Sunshine Law and that it is difficult for council to access information from the meetings. Council members cannot meet in private, while CHR board members can. Denham said he had attended CHR board meetings where he was asked to leave when certain agenda items were discussed Pavelka said tenant issues are one reason for this, but Johnson noted that meetings are open to the public. He said Congress was the best conduit for the council but that he would provide minutes of meetings to council members. Ruane asked that the city attorney, Congress, Johnson and a CHR representative of his choosing maintain regular dialog to keep the city updated. Ruane added, I think this has been a very, very fruitful conversation, though a little longer than we anticipated. Towards the end of the discussion, after members said they did not want to micromanage CHR, Congress said, If we assume they turn these assets to cash we are on a sound foundation. I think a lot comes down to this treasurer. As for the executive director, Congress said, I think the board needs to let her sink or swim. It is Nancys gig, its her operation, let her run with it. August Bridge Traffic IncreasedThe vehicle count over the Sanibel Causeway in August increased almost 4 percent. City Manager Judie Zimomra reported to the city council on Tuesday that the total was to 208,694, up 7,975 compared to August 2010 when 200,719 vehicles crossed the causeway. You may find it noteworthy the August 2011 counts represent a four-year high, she said. The highest recorded traffic for August was experienced in 2001 when 257,564 vehicles crossed during the course of the month. City Employee Of The QuarterBradley Gloer, a computer support specialist with the City of Sanibel, was recognized Tuesday as Employee of the Quarter. He received a certificate and a check from Mayor Kevin Ruane during the city council meeting on Tuesday.
7 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011Council Remains Focused On Town Square Conceptby Anne MitchellSanibel has done so much for the wildlife and nature and now the city should provide a place for the community to gather and enjoy this town, resident Maureen Valiquette told the city council on Tuesday. It is your job to do what is best for the city and you are not going to be able to please everybody, she added. For the second meeting in a row, the council has discussed resurrecting elements of a much larger 2008 plan for a city center. The topic will again be on the agenda for the November meeting. Councilman Marty Harrity said he preferred to call it a town square like the piazzas found in towns, cities and even villages all over the world. It will be nowhere near the scope of what was discussed back then. In Harritys vision, it will encompass an area roughly from Dunlop Road, along Periwinkle and down Tarpon Bay Road and could include Baileys Shopping Center as well as the area around city hall. The recent bike path expansion connecting the city hall area and Dunlop Road with Periwinkle Way serves to highlight the concept and will allow people to access a town square by bicycle or on foot. Harrity talked of a computer game called Sim City in which the player starts with a blank slate and builds a city. With input from the community and the various organizations in the area, Sanibel could add to the existing streetscape of land and properties to come up with something that would blend them together in a pedestrian friendly way. There could be a gazebo, or a bandstand. Barbara Cooley said density was an issue three years ago. A group proposed building a retirement complex on land that was then owned by the Nave Family and that became the biggest obstacle. Why dont we go into this with the idea we are going to stay with the Sanibel Plan and stick with the existing density, she said. Its still just a lot of talk, and Mayor Kevin Ruane stressed that he doesnt see anything happening in the next 12 months because the planning department has a lot of work on its plate and only three staffers including the director. He said it would have to be a private sector effort with the city facilitating studies and providing staff direction. Lets open it up to the public, regroup and set direction for staff, he said. Resident Karen Storjohann said, The biggest parcel that could effect change is in private ownership and that is where I think the whole thing came apart last time. She was referring to the Nave property, now owned by the Middendorf Family. Unless someone comes up with a substantial amount of money and buys part of the Nave property, it aint happening, baby. However, she reminded the council that the city owns the BIG ARTS and historical village property. You can determine what it is going to be. You are in the catbird seat. Vice Mayor Denham, a longtime town center advocate, said, I personally had set my heart on this happening. He said his efforts to get organizations such as BIG ARTS and the Sanibel Community Association both planning expansion and others to talk to each other have been unsuccessful. The library, historical village and churches should also come together if a plan is to be devised, he said. Harrity said he would make an effort to meet with the dozen or so groups and stakeholders to discuss game plans on the councils behalf. Mike Valiquette, planning committee chairman, observed that the founding fathers mandated in the Sanibel Plan to develop a plan for the Palm Ridge area. There are factions redeveloping as we speak and if we dont do something we are going to end up with a checkerboard, he added. Sanibels Water Rescue Team Goes NationalSanibels Emergency Response Assistance team (SERAT), a unit of the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron, is going national. SERATs mission is to provide a team of qualified and experienced boaters with knowledge of local waters to render assistance with water rescues, water search and rescue, water related patrols and securing an area in the event of a water-related emergency. In September the SERAT program was presented to the United States Power Squadrons National Governing Board at their meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina. The SERAT program was previously endorsed by the USPS National Board of Directors in January. A planning committee consisting of Capt. Tim Barrett, Sanibel Fire & Rescue, and Power Squadron members Jim Strothers, Mike Neal, Bill Helfers and Lauren Coile developed material for the September presentation. Bev Strothers assisted in preparing the material. USPS Squadron members from 25 of the 33 districts attending the Greensboro meeting received portfolios. Each portfolio contained a CD of a PowerPoint presentation of the SERAT program, a history of SERAT, its benefits, how to start a program, frequently asked questions about the program, and an order form to receive a copy of the SERAT manual. The manual defines organizational structure, roles, responsibilities and procedures.continued on page 27 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island 239-395-1464 IslandPaws.com Join Us on the Over Easy Patio!Friday, October 28th. 5-7:00 pmJudging will take place around 6:30 Costume Contest Silent Auction Food Drive Yappy Hour Raffle Proceeds will go to Lee County Animal Services. Food collected will go to Lee County Domestic Animal Services Community Pet Pantry Program.ISLAND PAWS ANNUALHOWL-O-WEEN PARTY! AVAILABILITY BASED ON CRABS WILLINGNESSAMERICAN LEGION POST 123Mile Marker 3 Sanibel-Captiva Rd 239-472-9979 Around 7 PM
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 20118 Sanibels Community Band will resume rehearsals on Monday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way (across from Community Park, just past The Bean). Musicians of all levels are welcome to join the band, which rehearses for about two hours each Monday evening and performs in a variety of venues, including Schein Hall at BIG ARTS. Most of the bands members played an instrument while they were in school/ college, but had to forego music for many years due to family and career responsibilities. Now, at a later age, all have rediscovered the joys of rehearsing and performing band classics, such as marches, arrangements of popular and classical music, and original pieces written specifically for band. For more information on joining the Community Band, contact band director Don Knowland at 415-9092, or at 2464158, or email at doninfortmyers@gmail. com. ABWA MeetingThe Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of the American Business Womens Association (ABWA) invites all members and guests to the monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 11 at The Community House. Networking/dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6:15 p.m.The October meeting presenter is Christine Wright. She is an attorney and president of Wright and Shaw, P.A. Wright is the district vice president-District I for the Cape Coral Caloosa Chapter. She has been an active member of the ABWA for eight years. Her goal for the ABWA is to increase membership awareness and to ensure chapters are providing professional development and marketing programs to all members. She will be presenting the Stephen Buffton Educational Foundation to enlighten members on the national program. To secure a reservation, RSVP to Gayle DeHaan-Garland (godehaan@ comcast.net) or call 565-7872 by Friday, October 7. The ABWA, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month, focuses on bringing together women of professional and business interests to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. All money raised is used to further the education of women through seminars, conferences and scholarships. The purpose of the networking time prior to the start of the meeting is to build networking skills and provide business enhancing opportunities for Sanibel and Captiva business women. For more information about joining ABWA, contact membership chair Barbara Boulton, 472-2929. World-Class Shelling, Fishing and Sanibel Sunsets! Shopping Begins East Endat theSanibel Lighthouse Periwinkle Way Now Open for Breakfast & Lunch Only (till 3 pm) 472-0303 362 Periwinkle WayLighthouse CafePaul J. Morris BrokerCommercial/Residential 239-579-0511 O ce Vacation Rentals Property Management Email: paul@lighthouserealty .com www.LighthouseRealtyOf eIslands.com WE NOW OFFER STERLING SILVER POLISHING14K and 18K Platinum, Custom Design, Watch Batteries and Bands Buying GoldOn Sanibel For Over 20 Years!SUMMER HOURSMon-Fri 9:30-3:30 pm Sat. 9:30-?(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544 Unique Clothing & Accessories for the Island Girl and Island WomanFeaturing NYDJ Joseph Ribkoff. Berek Painted Pony & much, much more....SUMMER HOURSMon-Fri 9:30-3:30 pm Sat. 9:30-?(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455 Not Your Daughters Jeans Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand DollarMADE FRESH DAILY RIGHT IN OUR STOREBest of the Islands Ice Cream Gelato Smoothies Coffees Pastries362 Perwinkle Way (Don't Be Fooled!)We ARE the LITTLE GREEN SHOP ON THE CORNER239-472-6566 www.pinocchiosicecream.com It's Simply the Best! We Cannot Tell A Lie. Original Italian Ice Cream Original Italian Ice CreamCommunity Band Rehearsals Start Sanibel Community Band photo courtesy of Maureen Tesoro, BIG ARTS Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe) Summer Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-4, Sat. 10-4www.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350
9 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011 Mugs Mugs MugsCustom printed white ceramic coffee mugs with your favorite photo, or choose one from our gallery of island images.Only $9.95 eachBring in your digital le or email us your favorite picture.Island Graphics Printing & Design1630 Periwinkle Way Unit C(Behind Pfeifer Realty)call: 239.472.4437or email: email@example.com San-Cap Sends Care Packages To Our Troops Week 4 ReportSan-Cap CARE Package donors generosity and support was great again this week. At the 40 percent point of the 2011 campaign, were right on track to send 500 CARE Packages to our troops in harms way, having received a little over 40 percent of goal. In addition to making the troops happy, donors are pumping up the spirits of the campaign workers and making sure that they stay on the ball and focused in the critical next six weeks. Some islanders have expressed the opinion that 500 CARE Packages surely cant take care of the needs of the 150,000 troops currently overseas. Well, they are absolutely correct, but when they realized what really happens with the CARE packages, they agreed that what the San-Cap campaign is doing is a very good start. To those of you who have been in combat, away from home and family during the holidays, you understand that each CARE Package received by a soldier is really welcomed, and is shared with others. Therefore, each package can lift the spirits of four, five, six or even more soldiers. The San-Cap effort of sending 500 CARE Packages actually means up to 3,000 soldiers will enjoy a better holiday season. A wonderful addition to this campaign is the support of the children attending the Sanibel after school program. They have volunteered to draw cards and pictures and write letters to the troops, thanking them in their own special way for their service and letting them know that their great sacrifices are appreciated. These will be added to every CARE Package sent. The efforts of these school kids are super morale boosters and are appreciated as much as the other contents of the CARE packages. Use the donor form to identify your soldier so a CARE Package can be directed to him/her and deliver it to the Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 33957, as soon as possible. Thank you to the following people whose donations were received this week: Frank and Patricia Middendorf (50 packages), Moni and Marty Arnowitz, (12.5), Edward M. Lamotta MD (12.5), Judie Zimomra (5), Mick Denham (2.5). These donations, added to those received earlier, have kept the campaign right on track to reach 500. Moni Arnowitz and Dr. Edward Lamotta Ted Tyson and Judie Zimomra Ted Tyson and Mick DenhamYES, I want to help by sending Holiday Care Packages to the Troops My Name: ____________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________ City ________________Sate __________Zip ________Tel: ___________________ Im sending/bringing my check made payable to LMHS Mil-Sup in the amount of $__________ to Bank of The Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. I know a soldier who needs a holiday lift. Please send him/her a care package. Name: _______________________________________________________________ Rank/Unit: ___________________APO/FPO _______________________________ Heres what your donation does: $10 pays for one mailing or fills one care package; $20 sends one complete care box; $40 sends two; $100 sends five; $500 sends 25. If you wish to send a card to the soldier, please fill out the above information and well make sure it goes in the right care package. God Bless You, God Bless America, and God Bless our Troops Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201110 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 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 www.orthodox-faith.com 481-2099 BAT YAM-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: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 15, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m. 1-239-472-1646 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 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 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 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. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday worship services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel service, 10 a.m. Full service and clergy information with nursery, child care and Sunday School. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Friday at 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. at 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days please call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys 239-472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. followed by Pot Luck supper Morning Prayer: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS 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 members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email email@example.com. Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Beach Night Soon At LOGOSLOGOS Discover America presents Beach Night on Wednesday, October 12, at Sanibel Community Church. Come ready to explore from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Beach Night is for all children ages three years through fifth grade. The night includes games, crafts, music, Bible lesson and dinner. For more information, call the church at 472-2684. ILONA ALMEIDAIlona Almeida, age 55, of Fort Myers passed away Monday, September 26, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family. Born in Oberhausen, Germany on August 17, 1956, Almeida came to the United States in 1977 after marrying the love of her life and soulmate, Paul Almeida. She moved to Florida with her family in 1992. She recently retired from her job at the Valhalla after 18 incredible years. Almeida was an unbelievably special and compassionate person. She had a special love for animals, friends, NASCAR, the beach and her family. She was the most loyal and hospitable friend, daughter, mother, and grandmother anyone could ever ask for. She loved this country and all the freedoms it afforded her. She enjoyed life to the fullest and even in her illness, did not want to miss a minute. Almeida is survived by her daughters Angelique Almeida Schlosser and Nicole Almeida Reed; son-in-laws, Drew Schlosser and Robert Reed; her grandchildren Andrew and Hudson Schlosser; mother Helga Kresse; dogs Kobi and Koki; and birds Chico and Pepo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Almeida. Visitation will be held at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers on Friday, September 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 1 at Summit Church, 19601 Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, Fort Myers 33913. Interment will immediately follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the United Services Organization: PO Box 96332, Washington, DC 20090 or to the Lee County Humane Society at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers 33912. Call 334-4880 for information on sending flowers. OBITUARY St. Isabel Offers CPR, AED TrainingThe Womens Guild invites all parishioners and friends to a training session on using CPR and an AED (automatic external defibrillator). Parishioner Bob Kern will be conducting this session on Thursday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The material covered will include the proper procedure to follow should you find yourself witnessing someone suffering a heart attack. The parish has two AEDs; learn where they are and how to use them. With this knowledge you could save a life someday or someone could save yours. Sign-up sheets are in the Church Narthex. Islanders who are not parish members may call Arline Ford at 395-3540 to register. Refreshments will be served. Sanibel Center 4 LifeMondaysHappy Hour Fitness 9 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. TuesdaysGentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Knit Wits 12:30 p.m. Hand & Foot 12:30 p.m. WednesdaysHappy Hour Fitness 9 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. ThursdaysGentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Mah Jongg 12:30 p.m. Mexican Train 12:30 p.m. FridaysHappy Hour Fitness 9 a.m. Watercolor with Bea Pappas 1 p.m. 2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201112 Children Matter At St. Isabels Saint Isabels Catholic Church Childrens Christian Formation classes for 2011-12 will begin Wednesday, October 26. Kindergarten through 8th grade will meet in the parish hall on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All students, new and returning, must register. A copy of baptismal certificate is required for all new students. St.Isabel Catholic Church members recognize that children matter. They matter to God, to their parents, and to the church. Childrens Christian Formation is a place where children are welcome, valued and made to feel that they are important. Call Khristy Scheer at 472-2763 for more information. Tuition costs: one child $50; two children, $75; three, $100.A late registration fee after October 19 is an additional $10 per child. The church is located at 3559 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Noahs Ark Thrift Shop ReopensNoahs Ark Thrift Shop will reopen for the new season beginning in October with limited hours of Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, November 1, the thrift shop will return to its regular schedule of Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Donations can be dropped off at the dock anytime or bring them to the store during store hours if a receipt is needed. The Ark is unable to take the following: TVs, large appliances, infant car seats, computer monitors and printers. For questions regarding furniture pick-up, call Noahs Ark at 472-3356. Noahs Ark is located St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Church Book Fair And Craft SaleNovember 4, 5 and 6 are dates of the Book Fair and Craft Sale at Faith Lutheran Church in Lehigh Acres. Used books will be sold as follows: hard covers, $1 and paperbacks, 50 centsk. Also there will be tables available for crafters (at $10 per table). Unique items hand made by local crafters will be available. There is plenty of parking available at the church, located at 705 Leeland Heights Boulevard. Crafters may phone the church at 369-6177 or 369-9848 to reserve a table. Procees will be used to help with local food pantries. Scrapbook Papers Quilting Fabric Beads Notions Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Shell Craft Craft Supplies Gifts Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $3.00 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, Sanibel Find us on Hours: Mon. Sat. 10am 5pm (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.net Come on in and check Come on in and check out our Welcome Back out our Welcome Back specials! specials! Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon SALECOMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands BIRKENSTOCK MEPHISTO ECCO Emma Shaye Murray, seven pounds seven ounces, born September 17 to Michael Murray and Melissa Spencer. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Emma Shaye Murray I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOTTELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE... IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... Home of the world famous Home of the world famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand DollarMade fresh everyday RIGHT IN OUR STORE from the finest and freshest ingredients A A FOR 32 Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen Yogurt Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen YogurtGift Certi cates and Apparel, Chocolates, Pastry, Party PailsAsk Us About Pinocchios Franchise Opportunities~ 362 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL ~ Turn LEFT AT THE CAUSEWAY to our Little GREEN Shop on the CornerNear the Lighthouse 239-472-6566 Open Daily 9am 9pm 239-472-6566 Open Daily 9am 9pm www.pinocchiosicecream.com www.pinocchiosicecream.com National Geographic Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Best of the Islands Best Ice Cream Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 and 2011 Talk of the Town SW Floridas Coolest Scoop Open 9am Open 9am for Breakfast. for Breakfast. Try Our Try Our Brioche al Gelato, Brioche al Gelato, Coffees, Pastry & Coffees, Pastry & Newspaper Newspaper Taste the Season Taste the Season with our with our Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Original Italian Ice Cream Pumpk Pumpk Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201114 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThere are some amazing women on our islands and Judie Zimomra, Sanibel City manager, is definitely at the top of the list. As city manager for the last 10 years, Zimomra has increasingly shown what a significant asset she is to our community. She has proven herself many times over but her remarkable leadership during Hurricanes Charley and Wilma put her on the map nationally. Zimomra, city council and a dedicated army of city employees handled the islands recovery and island residents re-entry to the islands in such a professional way, islanders are still impressed. Zimomras responsibilities extend well beyond emergency action. She is charged with leading Sanibels employees in carrying out the Sanibel City Councils directives. This alone is a daunting task but Zimomra has managed her responsibilities well and, in the process, earned respect for her achievements from residents and many beyond our shores. It was a pleasure to have Zimomra as our Rotary club speaker last Friday morning, especially after just coming off of the grueling task of finalizing the new city budget. This process is not only about financial aspects of running a city government, it is the time when council reevaluates the goals and objectives for the city and reviews policy, ordinances, and resolutions in the context of city expenditures. Current economic downturns have forced government municipalities to take a closer look at operating funds and find policies that will hold expenses in check. As Zimomra said, Sanibel has been ahead of the curve in planning its future and continues to do so. She spoke of a few of the current budget reductions: Sanibel had 144 employees in 2007 and currently employees 114 this figure reflects attrition of employees, consolidation and repositioning of responsibilities, and new computer technology. This years budget holds wages flat for a fourth consecutive year and new hires are now receiving lower hourly wages and some positions are only being offered on a part-time basis. Employee healthcare benefits have been redesigned and employees are now being offered a cafeteria menu of plans that fit their needs while reducing costs of coverage to the city. New hire pension plans have a higher percentage of employee contribution. Strong city reserves have allowed Sanibel to take advantage of the financial market and pay down interest and principle on long-term debt, therefore creating long-range savings on debt. This financial strategy will allow the paying down of principal by $2 million on Sewer State Florida Revolving Fund. She also stated that some of the primary goals for this upcoming year are: Sustaining the financial strength of the city; redevelopment planning, particularly buildback after natural disasters; aging resort rebuilding; water quality issues and leading the way in regional water quality; the question of developing a town center, connecting city hall, BIG ARTS, the Sanibel library, the historical museum, The Community House, and Sanibel Community Park. The maximizing of computer technology to serve the citizens of Sanibel (i.e. web-base communications, beach parking renewals, registration of classes) allows forward thinking and developing of computer aided access to the citys departments, and bringing online an efficient system for dispensing information regarding city activities and even some registration forms online. Zimomra spoke of off-season construction and repair to island roads, and the latest and most visible project for the city this year; the shared-use paths. Bike and pedestrian shared-use paths in some areas have been resurfaced and widened, with new paths constructed mid-island along Periwinkle and Dunlop Road. Residents and tourists will both benefit from this much needed construction. Zimomras remarkable leadership and dedication to the community have served the residents of Sanibel well, and Sanibelians hope she continues in her position of city manager well into the future. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning at Beachveiw Steakhouse & Tavern, 1100 Par View Drive. If you would like further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. Judie Zimomra Our email address is email@example.com G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERSantiva472-5353Sanibel472-6939Bokeelia283-5959Fort Myers476-9000 DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS 3-6 p.m. and 9:30-midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers $2 Domestic Bottles $4.50 Glass of House Wine $5 Appetizer SpecialsBEER AND WINE SPECIALS DURING ALL NFL AND COLLEGE GAMES50 Wings during all NFL Games PIZZA SPECIALS 2 FOR $15 LASAGNA $10 EGGPLANT PARMESAN $10 CAPRESE CROISSANT $7 FRENCH BAGUETTES 2 FOR $5 CIABATTA BREAD 2 FOR $4 DOLCE TESORO SPECIALS New Hours: 8:30-6 FREE WI-FINew lower prices for all fresh bakery items!
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ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201116 The Biggest Redfish Of The Year Are Hereby Capt. Matt MitchellThis week we really got a quick taste of fall weather to come with north winds and temperatures low enough to finally turn off the AC at night for the first time in months. This first early cold front of fall fired up the fish in the bay, along the beaches and in the passes. Although the annual bait migration had already started, this kicked it up into high gear. With the water temperature starting to cool off, fishing will only get better and better throughout the month. Want to catch your biggest redfish of the year? Now is the time. Schools of huge bull redfish could be found in all of the big three passes in our area (Boca Grande pass, Captiva Pass and Redfish Pass). On the outside of the passes, roughly within a mile of the beaches, big schools of Spanish mackerel with king mackerel and bonita mixed in could be found crashing baits on the surface. Just about anywhere throughout the bay birds could be spotted feeding on baitfish being pushed up to the surface by hungry ladyfish, jacks, mackerel and bluefish. After a long hot summer our waters have really come back to life with the onset of fall. If you are looking to hook into and do battle with a giant redfish, the low outgoing tide was the better bite in and around the passes. Most of the big redfish were caught in the fast moving deeper water. Once located it was not unusual to catch one after another. Most of the reds were in the 12to 20-pound range but the biggest one caught on my boat this week weighed in at a whopping 32 pounds when held on a Boga grip. The key to catching these bull redfish in the passes is to use enough weight to keep the bait right on the bottom. If you are anchored and the tide is really screaming out, this could take as much as 3 oz. or even 4 oz. of lead. My favorite set up for these big reds is a simple knocker rig on 20-pound medium heavy spinning gear. The knocker rig consists of a three-foot long piece of leader a 6/0 circle hook and a sinker that can slide the length of the leader all the way down to the hook. The best baits have been half a fresh blue crab or a live pinfish. Casting or trolling artificial baits was the way to go around the bait schools both bayside and out along the beaches. A simple silver spoon can catch fish right now all through our region until your arms are sore. Find the feeding birds and watch for fish breaking under them; its as simple as that. It would be hard to be out in the sound right now and not come upon this easy fishing action. If its bigger game, such as kingfish, youre after you can either troll big spoons and stretch 20 plugs out in 25 to 30 feet of water, or another option out in these same depths is to slow troll live baits like big shiners and blue runners. I like to use a short piece of hardwire leader and a stinger hook on these live baits as kingfish often hit a bait short and miss the hook. Kings up to 20 pounds have been common with a few up around the 30-pound range. The better action on the kings has been between Captiva Pass to north of Boca Grande Pass, right around the schools of Spanish mackerel.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe 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 email@example.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Capt. 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17 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011Amateur Photography CompetitionTheres less than a month left in the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums 2nd Annual Live Mollusk Amateur Photography Competition. Photos of live mollusks eating, moving, mating or just hanging around are eligible for the contest. Entries will be accepted at the museum until November 1 (including electronically submitted pictures). The winning submissions will be announced during the museums anniversary week, November 18-24. The top photos will be displayed on the museums website, Facebook page, and in the lobby. A list of contest rules and judging criteria, as well as the registration form to be completed and emailed with each entry, can be found on the museums website Events page at www.shellmuseum.org. Send all inquiries and entries to Diane Thomas (email@example.com), or contact the Shell Museum at 395-2233. Jeff Schroeder submitted this prize-winning photo last year BYE GOLD. HELLO MONEY.Lily & Co. is paying cash for unwanted gold, silver, platinum, loose diamonds, atware, new and pre-owned Rolex watches! Always private and secure, we never re-sell your precious memories. LILYJEWELERS.COM520 TARPON BAY ROAD (ACROSS FROM BAILEYS) SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 13550 REFLECTIONS PKWY. (NEXT TO JASONS DELI) FT. MYERS, FL 33907 239-466-4949Empty that jewelry box and ll your pocket book today! Call Dan at 239.472.2888 to make an appointment. Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org Friendly Faces, Helpful Friendly Faces, Helpful Personalized Service Personalized Service Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday (239)472-9300 (239)472-9300 Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL JerrysFoods.com JerrysFoods.com Experience Taste! Experience Taste! $3.99CrystalDrinking Water24 pack M&M Cookies 12 ct. Ad Effective Oct. 6 Oct. 12 Ad Effective Oct. 6 Oct. 12 Fresh Cut Mixed Flower Bouquet$9.99 NEW CROPHoliday Red Seedless Grapes and Green Grapes $6. $6. 99 99 $3. $3. 99 99Save $1.00Save $1.00Save $1.00New At Jerrys HOT OFF THE PRESS Try One Of OurPanini Sandwiches $2. $2. 49 49lb $4. $4. 09 09Simply OJCalcium Original Grovestand
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201118 ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS $14.99 Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceDELIVERY AVAILABLE TUE.SAT PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. SeasonalWinner 2010 Taste of the Islands Voted BEST PizzaWe now sell beer!VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 10/31/11 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebook icecreamchickwingshotdogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 Deadline Nears For DDWS Teacher GrantsOctober 31, marks the deadline to apply for grants of up to $1,000 each, which Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) will award to Lee County schools for conservation educationrelated projects that reflect the societys education mission. Schools may use the grant money to purchase teaching aids, books, and classroom materials; fund new classroom science projects; take field trips; or conduct work projects in the community. All Lee County schools are invited to submit environmental educationor science-related unit proposals. The approved proposals will be awarded in December for projects to be completed by May. We continue to be impressed by the quality of the grant applications that we receive and the opportunity they provide for the environmental education of our children in Lee County our future, said Doris Hardy, DDWS Environmental Education Committee chair. Funding for the DDWS teacher grants comes from the Ding Darling Fund, which was established as a result of a gift from the Ding Darling Foundation overseen by Jay Norwood Darlings grandson, Kip Koss. For more information and an application, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org, scroll down to Inside the Society, and click on Teacher Grants, or contact Gary Ogden at 472-1100 ext. 233 or Hardy at email@example.com. As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge, visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Since their inception five years ago, DDWS grants have awarded nearly $25,000 to fund school conservation projects BEST KEPT BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE SECRET ON THE ISLANDS! ISLANDS! BRING THE WHOLE BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! FAMILY! 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 239-395-2300 239-395-2300www.HungryHeron.com FRIDAY LOBSTER FEASTWhole Maine LobsterLimited Availability ALL-YOU-CAN-EATSPECIALSMONDAY NIGHT PRIME RIB includes baked potato and grilled vegetablesFISH FRY EVERY DAY Noon til closeincludes French fries and corn on the cobISLAND SHRIMP Noon til closeMix n match coconut fried or grilled includes French fries and corn on the cob$1695 $1995 $1795 All special offers good with ad, one per customer, coupons not good in conjunction with any other offer or c oupon, tax and gratuity added before discounts, expires 12-31-11. KIDS EAT FREEWith the purchase of one $15.95 and up entree Kids (10 and under) receive one free kids meal. Not valid with any other promotion or discount, Must present ad. 10% OFF FOODLunch or Dinner Every Day BEER BATTERED FISH N CHIPS BASKET$9.95 Every DayIncludes French fries and coleslawOPEN 7 DAYS!
19 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011CROW Case Of The Week: Great Horned Owlby Emilie AlfinoA great horned owl arrived at CROW August 17 from a very odd place: Coconut Point Ford. He could have been looking for his friends the Falcon and the Thunderbird, but Ford doesnt make them anymore. Clearly, the owl needed help. We were concerned about a head injury, said Dr. Jess Brugler of CROW. He seemed a little out of it. When he came in he was in good bodily condition but his attitude was a little depressed. He wasnt quite as feisty as we would like. Physical examination revealed the owl had some blood around his mouth, bruising on his left eyelid, and abrasions on his feet. He was given some pain medication and the herb arnica, which helps with stress and bleeding. CROW uses arnica a lot on trauma patients, according to Dr. Jess. Then the owl was put in a cage with a perch. Staff offered him a couple of mice but he didnt eat them. A staff member suggested trying something a little larger, like a chick. Sometimes a mouse is too small to arouse their interest, Dr. Jess said. The bird seemed fairly alert when a chick was put in his cage the second day, and that did the trick: he ate the whole thing. By the second day he was eating well and was even more alert. When you looked at him, he would puff up like a big feather duster and bob his head and make clacking sounds with his beak, said Dr. Jess. He was definitely improving but was still quieter than I would like to see. On his third night, he was taken to one of CROWs large flight cages to see how he would fare. We put him on a perch and he didnt want to go anywhere. He just jumped down, said Dr. Jess. It seemed maybe his left wing wasnt working well. But it was hard to catch him to check him over, and we didnt want to stress him anymore. So we left him out there. The next day the owl was flying short distances but still not using his left wing properly. Staff observed, though, that most of the time when they checked on him, he was up on the higher perches. How could he possibly get there without flying? Great horned owls are nocturnal, so we didnt see him fly, but we knew he had to be flying fairly well to get up to those high perches. About one week later, someone caught him flying well and using his left wing. Combined with the fact that hed been eating like a champ absolutely everything that was put out for him he went home August 28. And bought a Ford Fiesta. We took him back to a big wooded area behind Coconut Point Ford, which is probably where he came from in the first place, Dr. Jess said. He probably was hit by a car; these owls go down in ditches for food and then come flying out and drivers dont see them. One again, CROW facilitated a selfhealing case with a happy outcome. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a nonprofit 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. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www. crowclinic.org. Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Closed Sundays Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 www.muckyduck.com Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... The great horned owls wingspan is between 40 and 60 inches The horns on the great horned owl are simply tufts of feathers BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandFrom page 4Discovery DaySeashells, Suncatchers Dream, Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant, Traders Caf, and Winston & Barbara Spurgeon. As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or email@example.com.
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201120 Outdoor & Indoor Dining Take-Out Pet Friendly Patio Baked Goods Beer & Wine Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerOlde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Rd.239.472.2625Breakfast, Lunch Daily 7am 2:30pm Dinner Tues Sat: 4pm 8pm OvereasyCafeSanibel.com Island Paws A Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownNOW SERVING DINNERWeve Got Your BennyDipptf!gspn!Usbejujpobm-!Sfvcfo-!Tbojcfm!Tisjnq-! Opwb!Tnplfe!Tbmnpo-!Wfsz!Wfhhjf-!ps!Zb.Bmm t!Tpvuifso! Fhht!Cfofejdu/!!Dpnf!usz! fn!bmm/ Reuben Benedict toasted English muffin topped with 1000 island dressing, grilled corned beef, two poachers & hollandaise sauce.Tues thru Sat: 4pm-8pm Outdoor & Indoor Dining Take-Out Pet Friendly Patio Baked Goods Beer & Wine Breakfast & Lunch Breakfast & Lunch Daily 7am 2:30pm OvereasyCafeSanibel.com Fine Italian Dining751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL239.395.4022www.iltesoro.netReservations Suggested BUY ONE ENTREE, GET ONE FREE!Buy one entree, get one entree of same or lesser value (Up to $25) free. Not to be used with any other promotion, or on any holiday. 18% gratuity will be added to the check before the final discount. Coupon must be presented with order. One per table, please. Daily from 5-6pm. Expires 10-31-11. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum To Host Friday Lunch Hour SeriesThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will again host monthly Friday Lunch Hour at the Museum series this season. The programs run from noon to 1 p.m. and are free with museum admission or membership. Visitors are welcome to bring along a lunch to enjoy during the presentation. The guest speaker lineup includes: sea life photographer Jim Wedge (October 14), Sanibel author Christine Lemmon (November 11), sea adventurer/shell collector/photographer Rob Masino (December 9) shell and fossil expert/collector Dr. Gary Schmelz (January 13); and shell collector/crafter Anne Joffe (February 10). The first program with Jim Wedge is entitled Living Seashells and Other Mollusks. It will feature photographs that include cowries and cones found in the Middle and Western Pacific area of Micronesia, as well as colorful mollusks that exist without forming shells. Related Florida shells will also be discussed. Local author Christine Lemmon will share how her novels evolved from her imagination and life experiences on Sanibel. Her books provide satisfying beach reads for Florida residents and tourists. Participate in a book discussion of her novels: Portion of the Sea, Sand in My Eyes, Sanibel Scribbles and Whisper from the Ocean. Rob Masino will present photographs of live mollusks he found in Honduras, the Grenadines, and other Caribbean locations. He will also provide tips on how to best photograph these treasures of the sea. Dr. Gary Schmelz has led several Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum excursions abroad, and on this afternoon he will allow his audience to experience the Wonder of the South Pacific Coral Reefs in crystal clear, colorful images. Shell Museum Board President Anne Joffe has also traveled the world to collect shells, and she will highlight her recent shelling adventure to Guaymas, Mexico. For additional information, contact Shell Museum public programs specialist Diane Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 395-2233. Damselfish. Dr. Gary Schmelz will discuss South Pacific coral reefs on January 13. Charles Sobczak caught this nine-pound mutton snapper off of Sanibel in 85 feet of water on Saturday over a ledge. Although its common to catch mutton snapper in the Florida Keys, they are a rare catch around here, especially this large. Charles Sobczak with is prized catch Fish Caught
21 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011 From page 1Wines In The WildI want to offer wines that offer good value, that show the traits of the varietal. Hopefully everyone will find something new to add to their wine repertoire, Tom concluded. Linda added, This is always such a fun event because its one of the first gatherings of the season of our favorite breed, the snowbirds. In addition to the wines, well have Leslie Adams delicious foods and a drawing for some great prizes that will carry out our ornithological theme, Linda said. Reservations for Wines in the Wild are now being taken, to be held at SCCFs Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Sign up by calling SCCF at 4722329. Cost is $75 per person. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed through environmental education, land acquisition, landscaping for wildlife, marine research, natural resource policy, sea turtle conservation and wildlife habitat management. Community support through membership dues and tax-deductible contributions, in addition to grants and staff-generated revenue, makes this work possible. From page 1Calusa Day 1 to 3 p.m. free Calusa Quest, Education Center auditorium; Calusa partners (Ding Darling, Mound House, Randell Research Center) presentation followed by guided tours of the new Calusa Shell Mound Trail 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sea Life & Nature Cruise, Tarpon Bay Explorers, 25 percent off: $15 adults, $9 children, reservations required, 472-8900 5 to 7 p.m. Evening Sea Life & Nature Cruise, Tarpon Bay Explorers, 25 percent off: $18.75 adults, $11.25 children, reservations required, 472-8900 5 to 7 p.m. Sunset Paddle, Tarpon Bay Explorers, 25 percent off: $30 adults, $18.75 children, reservations required, 472-8900 To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or email@example.com. Garden Club Topic Is Growing HerbsTo celebrate the start of the 20th year of the Shell Islands Garden Club, Karen Gruden of Venus Veggies, a Florida certified organic farm in Venus, Florida, is coming to speak to the members of the club and any friends of gardening who would like to learn from her and to buy some herbs grown in one of the greenhouses on her farm. Gruden is also a vendors at the Sanibel Farmers Market that will re-open in early November. The garden club meeting will be held on October 11 at 11:30 with lunch and the program to follow at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way. From October through May the garden club meets on every second Tuesday. Programs include workshops, field trips, speakers and an annual auction of gardenrelated items. During the summer months, the local members of the club meet once or twice a month for lunch and fun. If you are interested in the give and take of gardening, sharing what you grow, the art of flower arranging, beautifying the landscape and helping to conserve natural resources as well as making some new gardening friends, consider becoming a participating member of the Shell Islands Garden Club. For further information, call Edie Ethridge at 472-1809 2499 Periwinkle Way Corner of Tarpon Bay Rd In front of Baileys Grocerywww.facebook.com/CornerGrill FOOTBALL SPECIALS 2011 FOOTBALL SPECIALS 2011ALL GAMES AVAILABLEBears Fan ClubBlue & Orange jello shots at each Bears Touchdown 10 brand new HD TVsFor bar and gameroom only during football games Drink Specials All Day Happy Hour Food Specials 50 Wings $6 Burgers with Fries 1/2 Price Flatbreads and Shrimp apps395-1263 Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib,$29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday and Thursday: Crazy Crab Races; Music Friday-Saturday: The Sand Fleas. WHETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. NOT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. WE MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT
23 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011 Pam Smallman found a junonia at Bowmans Beach while staying with Heidi and Ashley Thibaut. Pam said she came out of the path and found it about 100 yards down on the left. Shell Found Pam Smallman and Ashley Thibaut Dave Johnson of Minnesota found a junonia on Capitva while staying at a friends house. Dave said Thank you Burt! Shell Found Dave Johnson From page 22Lignum VitaeFive-lobed yellow seedpods add yet more color contrast, especially when they open to reveal brown seeds in a fleshy red pulp The best place for this lovely endangered tree is a sunny spot in the landscape where it can grow to old age, but it also can be grown as a container plant or bonsai tree. Propagate lignum vitae with seeds. Sources: A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio; edis.ifas.ufl.edu; and nababutterfly.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create a low-maintenance, droughttolerant, hurricaneand pest-resistant South Florida landscape. Fresh SEAFOOD Entr ees Daily Veal, Chicken, Pasta & PizzaFEATURING SANIBELS ORIGINAL WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At Matzaluna 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days HAPPY HOUR4:30-6 PM 1/2 PRICE Well Drinks & House Wines .50 OFF Bottled Beer HAPPY HOUR AT THE BAR! $5 APPETIZERS $5 VAN GOGH FLAVORED VODKA MARTINIS 4:30 TO 6 PM F h SEAFOODE Dil AT T HE B AR 5 APPETIZER S N GOGH FLAVORED D KA MARTINI S 4 :30 T O 6 P M THE ITALIAN KITCHEN Snapper Snapper Grouper Grouper Tuna Tuna Salmon Salmon Sea Bass Sea Bass Mahi Mahi Mahi Mahi Swordfish Swordfish King Crab King Crab Scallops ScallopsWe serve it fresh... or we don't serve it at all!Fish Market open at 11 am 703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-3128 Serving 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days www.prawnbroker.com FOOTBALL BRUNCH FOOTBALL BRUNCH isBACK, BACK, BACK! BACK, BACK, BACK! at OPEN Sat. & Sun. at 11:30featuring $1.00 Bloody Marys and ScrewdriversNEW BRUNCH MENUStrangled Egg combinations Giant Breakfast Burritos Sliders and Hog WingsWatch College and NFL GamesBIG "10" HEADQUARTERSOUTSIDE SMOKING/PET FRIENDLY PATIO16 TVSBuckets of Beer and Pitcher SpecialsHAPPY HOURS HAPPY HOURS From opening till 6:00 7 days Sanibel Sanibel s s True True Sports Bar Sports Bar Speak softly and order a Great Fish Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201124 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music Everyone Deserves A Slice of ParadiseSANIBEL ISLAND, FLPIZZA 5 CRUST STLYES! "Crusty Curl Crust" Sicilian Style Crust (Deep Dish) Canape/Flatbread Crust Gluten Free Crust Parmesan Herb CrustTAKE OUT & DELIVERY ALL DAY! OPEN 11 AM CLOSE 7 DAYSTwo Sanibel Locations FREE DELIVERY1619 Periwinkle Way 472-1581 2496 Palm Ridge Rd. 472-3010/472-1023 JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge2 for 1 DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital, cared for 4,111 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the more than 200 different species, 54 percent were birds, 38 percent mammals, and 8 percent reptiles/amphibians/ invertebrates. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation, visitors can see photos of current and past patients with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The CROW Picture Show is presented each Friday at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission for adults is $5, teens $3, and free for members and children 12 and younger. Admission includes the presentation plus the opportunity to explore CROWs hands-on educational facility and become familiar with its efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 4723644, ext. 231. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby skunks photos courtesy of CROW Baby gray foxes Injured gopher tortoise being grazed Injured bald eagle
25 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011Call To Artists For BIG ARTS Sculpture ExhibitBIG ARTS invites sculptors to submit entries for its juried sculpture exhibit, which will run Monday, October 17, through Tuesday, November 29. Entries may be delivered to BIG ARTS Friday, October 14, from 9 a.m. to noon only and cannot be accepted prior to this receiving date and time. More information about this exhibit, including its prospectus, is available at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, or online at www. BIGARTS.org. A jurors talk with Barbara Hill, former executive director of the von Liebig Art Center in Naples and founder of Hill Fine Art Consulting, will be held in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery on Friday, October 28, at 5 p.m. An artists reception and awards presentation will follow. The entry fee for one submission is $25 for current BIG ARTS members and $35 for non-members. Additional works may be submitted at $10 each. Artists are encouraged to bring their own pedestals and all sculpture must be ready to hang. All works must be available for purchase. All submitted sculpture must be work not previously exhibited at BIG ARTS. Awards will be given to First Place ($750), Second Place ($500), and Third Place ($250), with two merit awards ($75 each). The Gail Jones Memorial Award for an Outstanding Ceramic Work is $250. The sculpture exhibit is supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. For more information about this exhibit, BIG ARTS events and membership, or to sign up for workshops, call 395-0900; email info@BIGARTS. org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Hollow Victory, sculpture by BIG ARTS 2009 Sculpture Exhibit Winner Leila Walker BIG ARTS Makes Casting Call For Strauss TheaterBIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater invites local talent to come out for an open casting call Saturday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to audition for roles for its upcoming theater season. Applicants are asked to bring a headshot and rsum, if available. If auditioning for a musical role, bring 16 bars of appropriate music and an outfit in which to dance. All roles may require a cold reading. Roles: Betty Jean (Winter Wonderettes, December 16 to 31); seeking female, age 20 to 35, with strong bass and big belt. Character is self-anointed clown of all-girl singing group. Ensemble (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, January 13 to February 11); seeking multiple male and female performers with strong musicianship and dance ability. Principal cast (Das Barbec, February 17 to March 17); seeking male, age 25 to 40, baritone with excellent comedic timing and ability to convincingly sing country/western. Chet Pazinski (Over the Tavern, March 23 to April 21); seeking male, age 30 to 55. Character is husband/father with tough exterior but good heart living with family above tavern. Rudy Pazinski (Over the Tavern; seeking male age 10 to 14. Character is precocious boy with great sense of humor. Georgie Pazinski (Over the Tavern); s eeking male age 12 to15. Character communicates only through gestures, grunts and occasional words. Eddie Pazinski (Over the Tavern); seeking male age 13 to 17. Character is sporty boy struggling with adolescence. Annie Pazinski (Over the Tavern); seeking female age 13 to 18. Character is eldest sibling and struggles with insecurity. Sister Clarissa (Over the Tavern); seeking female age 50 to 70. Character is strict, elderly nun teaching in a Catholic school. Rehearsals begin two weeks prior to each shows opening date and typically run Monday through Saturday. Rehearsals for Over the Tavern will be flexible within reason to accommodate school schedules. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is a non-equity professional regional theater. Performers will receive a weekly salary or stipend. All Sanibel tolls are reimbursed for duration of contract. The theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-6862 if you have questions regarding casting. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 E E njoy Beachfront Casual Dining Located inside the Historic Island Inn 3111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Andrea is back! The best view on Sanibel! Enjoy our full bar and lounge! Call for reservations (239) 472-4559 or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Back by Popular Demand, Prime Rib Special & Prime Jazz I talian & Mediterranean Cuisine F ull Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge Will be featured on Wednesday, October 19th! Paul Ventura and Andrea, with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation Paul Ventura, Mr. Swing A full night of Jazz at Traditions on the Beach! Make your reservations today!
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201126 Celebrating 33 years Celebrating 33 years of FRESH FISH of FRESH FISH Selected Entrees 2 for $33 Selected Entrees 2 for $33 Baked Stuffed Shrimp Baked Stuffed Shrimp Mahi Mahi Mahi Mahi Crab Stuffed Tilapia Crab Stuffed Tilapia Seafood Alfredo Seafood Alfredo Baked New England Haddock Baked New England Haddock Salmon Salmon Timbers Sirloin Timbers Sirloin ALL MONTH LONG ALL MONTH LONG Complimentary Gift Certificate Complimentary Gift Certificate every 33rd customer every 33rd customer Sanibels Seafood Specialist Sanibels Seafood SpecialistFish Market open at 11 am 703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-3128 Serving 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days www.prawnbroker.com Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast t Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week O p 1 0 p Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y We Now Serving Fresh Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Hosting Unique ExhibitBroadway Palm Dinner Theatre is the next venue for The DOOrS of Opportunity exhibit. Using doors as their canvasses, artists depict what a door of opportunity appears to be to them. Other art forms such as photography, paintings, sculpture and mixed media will be featured in this showcase. The doors open on October 7 at the Broadway Palm Gallery. Curated by Kim Becker, The DOOrS of Opportunity will be open for public display starting with the season premiere of Some Like it Hot at the dinner theatre on Friday, October 7, and continue through Saturday, November 19. The viewing hours will be Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The DOOrS of Opportunity Committee members are Kimberly A. Becker, founder and Labyrinth Consultants Inc. All door art is for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lee County Homeless Coalition and the Alliance for the Arts. Visit www.thedoorsofopportunity.com for more information. Participants include the following artists, photographers, schools and designers: Lia Galletti, Nancy Gejac, Amarilis Diepa, Rob Grad, Annette Nelson, Shell Redfern, Mandalin Paul, Nicole Fous-Long, Canterbury School, Leoma Lovegrove, Carl Olmstead, Mary Moran, Carolann Rough, JD Williams of Cypress Lake School for the Arts, Thatcher Long, Stephanie Davis, and Jane Lane. This showcase is made possible by venue host Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and sponsors Labor Ready, Kiss Your Web and Labyrinth Consultants. The DOOrS of Opportunity is an arts and humanities exhibit supporting creativity, culture and artists. The purpose of the exhibit is to provide opportunities for schools, service organizations and businesses to be involved in a cultural and community event that raises resources for individuals and not-for-profit organizations. The result of the exhibit is to encourage individuals to view their own personal door of opportunity. Family, Lia Galletti
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201128 Pinkalicious Comes To The Broadway PalmThis fall, Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents Pinkalicious The Musical playing October 14*, 15, 19*, 23, 24**, 28* and November 6, 7**, 10*, 11. All performances begin with a buffet at noon and show time at 1 p.m. (Dates marked have lunch at 10:30 a.m. and the show at 11:30 a.m.; dates marked ** have dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m.) This colorful musical adventures theme of healthy eating will strike a chord among parents and picky eaters alike. Pinkalicious Pinkerton cant stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. When she eats one too many, she catches a serious case of Pinkititis which turns her pink from head to toe a dream come true for a pink-loving enthusiast! When her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can find a way out of this colorful predicament. Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents full-scale productions for all ages. There are two evening Family Nights on October 24 and November 7. The chefs special buffet includes childrens favorites like chicken nuggets, pizza, french fries, pasta and of course, pink cupcakes. Put on your favorite pink outfit and head to Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre for Pinkalicious The Musical. Ticket prices for the buffet and the show are $15 for all ages. Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com, or stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. RESERVATIONS ANDDIRECTIONS:239482-6765EXT.117650 SANCARLOSBLVD. Fort Myers Beachwww.SandyButler.com At The Sandy Butler, gourmet is VISITTHESANDYBUTLERforaTASTEOFGOURMETTODAY OURMET Experience BringthiscouponandreceiveISRW8/1110%OFFOfferexpires9/31/2011.Notvalidascashortowardthepurchaseofagiftcard.Onecardperperson, pervisit.Cannotbecombinedwithotherdiscountsorpromotions.Notapplicabletowardtaxorgratuity.yourentire purchaseat ourgourmet marketORyour checkat TheSandyButler restaurant our forte. From fine dining in our elegant restaurant to fresh takeout and exclusive Butler label products, The Sandy Butler is a true full-service gourmet market and restaurant. We even take care of your catering and gift basket needs. Just ring the Butler! Sanibel-Captiva Chamber Of Commerce Creates Mobile SiteThe Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce is launching a mobile website to provide easy access for visitors using their smart phones and tablet devices. An increasing number of visitors to Sanibel and Captiva use technology to find out about hotels, restaurants, stores and activities on the islands during their stay. Currently the chambers website has a staggering 1.5 million unique visitors each year; a significant number of these website visits are made by guests planning their trip before they leave home. The mobile site makes it easy for the thousands of visitors who arrive on island to gain speedy access to this information. Were committed to promoting our island businesses to visitors, and with the increase in use of smart phones, we wanted to develop this mobile site, said Chamber President Ric Base. It has all the key information a visitor could want where to stay, where to eat, where to play giving our visitors speedy access to everything from their hotels phone number to a Hot Deal coupon for one of our restaurants. Its beneficial to both visitors and to our members, he concluded. With the increased use of smart phone technology, the chamber has found more and more people making last-minute plans and booking reservations less than 24 hours ahead of time. Every day, the Chamber Visitors Center gets many guests looking for accommodations for that evening. The new mobile site has six main categories on the home page: Sleep, Eat, Shop, Deals, Events and Members. There is also a new function where once you choose a listing, you have the option of making a call directly to this chamber member from your phone. The site also features a section on Hot Deals, the chambers coupon site. The Visitors Center, which welcomes over 190,000 guests to Sanibel and Captiva each year, has information and brochures on all its 600 local and island businesses. The QR code for the new mobile site will be on display and available to scan, giving visitors direct access to the mobile site. The new mobile site is now live, and can be found at http://m.sanibel-captiva.org/ mobile or by scanning the chambers QR code.
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201130 Teams In Training For 10K Race 4 FISHThings are heating up for the 10K RACE 4 FISH, with hundreds of runners getting ready for race day on Saturday, October15. Following the announcement that Doc Fords had become a Silver Sponsor of the 10K RACE 4 FISH, Brenda Harrity of Doc Fords suggested to restaurant staff that they might like to get involved by running the race. Little did she know she would get such a positive response. Now 14 members from Doc Fords Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach restaurant locations will be running in the FISH 10K. Go Doc Fords! In addition to being a Bronze Sponsor of the 10K RACE 4 FISH, Physical Therapy of Sanibel also has a team running in the race, and it includes owners Donald and Joanne Olsen, Nicky Wesley (not in photo) and Office Manager, Loris Shuster. Physical Therapy of Sanibel has been a supporter of FISH; they recently ran a very successful food drive with their patients to restock the FISH Food Pantry. Good luck to the 10K running teams! Pictured from left are Lori Shuster, office manager; John Pryor, FISH 10K co-chair; and Physical Therapy of Sanibel owners Donald and Joanne Olsen Openin Soon Details to Come Danny Morgan & Friends 8:30-11:30 pm Wed & Fri opening Thursday 10/6 Pictured are some of the runners from Doc Fords Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach restaurant locations getting ready for the FISH 10K on Saturday, October 15 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 10, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Someone from your past could arrive with welcome news concerning your future. Meanwhile, avoid taking sides in a workplace confrontation until you have more facts to go on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A decision about a relationship could have longerlasting consequences than you might imagine, so be sure of your facts before you act. A trusted friend can help. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A strained relationship could be restored with more personal contact between the two of you. Letting others act as your go-between only adds to the ongoing estrangement. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) New facts could mean taking a new path toward a goal youve been hoping to reach. However, be sure all your questions are answered before you undertake to shift directions. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good week for all you fine Felines to turn your attention to some important considerations, such as your health, your job situation and the status of important relationships. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Avoid making a quick decision about a matter that needs more study. Keep your mind open for possibilities, even if they dont seem plausible -at least not yet. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might welcome the emphasis on openness in relationships that mark this period. But its a good idea to avoid sharing personal secrets with people you hardly know. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) There are still some questions that need to be asked and answered before you can feel confident enough to make a potentially lifechanging decision. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Some lingering effects from a now largely resolved workplace confrontation could make things difficult for you. Act on this before it becomes serious. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You feel youre finally in control of your own life after months of making compromises and concessions you never felt comfortable with. Congratulations. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) No sooner do you decide to pass on one job offer than another suddenly turns up. This one might not have everything youre looking for, but its worth checking out. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Congratulations. With Jupiters strong influence dominating this week, dont be surprised to get some good news about a troubling financial matter. BORN THIS WEEK: You are usually kind and loving. But you can be highly critical of those who dont measure up to your high standards. On Oct. 16, 1793, nine months after the execution of her husband, the former King Louis XVI of France, Marie-Antoinette follows him to the guillotine. At a time of economic turmoil in France, she lived extravagantly and responded to news that the French peasantry had no bread to eat by callously replying, Let them eat cake. On Oct. 14, 1857, engineer and inventor Elwood Haynes is born in Portland, Ind. Haynes designed one of the very first American automobiles, the Haynes Pioneer, a 820-pound, open-bodied, push-start vehicle with chain drive, a steering tiller, 28-inch bicycle wheels and a one-cylinder, one-horsepower gasoline engine. It had room for only one person and could not go in reverse. On Oct. 12, 1915, British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad in Brussels for helping Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I. Cavell was honored with a statue in St. Martins Place, just off Londons Trafalgar Square. On Oct. 11, 1923, in a botched robbery attempt, three men blow up the mail car of a Southern Pacific train carrying passengers through southern Oregon. The explosives the thieves intended to use to open the mail car were too powerful, and the entire mail car was blown to bits. On Oct. 10, 1957, the Milwaukee Braves defeat the New York Yankees in seven games to win their first World Series since 1914. No one expected the Braves to win, as the New York team had already won the championship 21 times. On Oct. 15, 1965, David Miller, a young Catholic pacifist, becomes the first U.S. war protestor to burn his draft card in direct violation of a law forbidding such acts. He was later arrested, tried, found guilty and sentenced to two years imprisonment. On Oct. 13, 1975, singer Charlie Rich protests John Denvers big win at the Country Music Association Awards. Standing onstage to announce that years winner, Rich opened the envelope, saw Denvers name written inside, reached into his pocket for a cigarette lighter and set the envelope on fire. It was 20th-century American novelist, poet and performer William S. Burroughs who made the following sage observation: Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who cant mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. The first traffic signal, which began operating in Cleveland in 1914, wasnt much of a labor-saver. To operate it, a police officercontinued on page 33 THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUEISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201132
33 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011 From page 32Strange But Truehad to sit in a nearby booth where he could oversee the traffic. Those who study such things claim that at any given moment, there are 850,000 people inside a Walmart store. And thats just in the United States theres no telling how many people are shopping at Walmarts abroad. California Tech conducted a study in which consumers were offered two samples of the same wine, but each sample was labeled at a different price point. Unaware that the wines they were drinking were identical, most participants said they preferred the more expensive sample. If youre planning a trip to Turkey, be sure to book a stay at the Marmara Antalya on the countrys southern coast. This unique hotel revolves, offering ever-changing views of the Mediterranean Sea to its guests. Are you a phonophile? If so, you might be finding it hard to pursue your passion in this digital age -a phonophile (also known as a gramophile) is a collector of phonograph records. Between 70 percent and 80 percent of all the Earths fresh water is stored in glaciers, 99 percent of which are found in the Arctic and in Antarctica. You know youre getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while youre down there. -George Burns THOUGHT FOR THE DAYIsland Businesses Support CECI For Beach BallThe Beach Ball for the Childrens Education Center of the Islands is fast approaching. The Beach Ball which will be on October 22 at the Sanctuary Golf Club. The night will include an open bar, food, DJ New Beginnings, and live and silent auctions, all to benefit the scholarship fund for the children at the preschool. To make a reservation, call Childrens Education Center of the Islands at 472-4538. Island businesses and families have shown amazing generosity in their sponsorships for this charity event. The Title Sponsor is the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club. Titanium Sponsors include The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, The Sanctuary Golf Club and John Grey Painting, as well as Lily and Co. Jewelry Gallery. The Platinum Sponsor is Congress Jewelers. Our Gold Sponsors are Bank of the Islands, Tropical Tradesmen General Contracting, Veronica and Jeff Powers and Royal Shell. The Silver Sponsors are Don and Gaither Deluca, L3 Beach Photo, Kim and Ken Kouril, Periwinkle Park, Jodi and Myk Willis, Sanibel Physical Therapy, Over Easy Cafe/Island Paws and the Island Therapy Center. DJ New Beginnings with CECI Preschoolers Derek Grey of John Grey Painting with Une Jankauskas, Hannah Bogue-Grey and Jacqueline AndingShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Outstanding Agent! Outstanding Results! Outstanding Agent! 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One of your first decisions is recognizing what you want to accomplish when you cover your windows. Some homeowners are adamant about not obstructing wonderful vistas, while others have an unsightly view they want to mask. In addition to whether you want to cover or enhance your view, basic light and privacy needs, sizes, shapes, and styles must be taken into consideration. If everything is carefully considered in creating a custom window treatment design, the finished product will be a window treatment that enhances not only a window but your entire room, while offering the necessary privacy and light control. After determining what your window treatment will do, consider the theme or style of the room: casual, contemporary, traditional, or trendy. Once youve defined your style, think out of the box for hardware needs. For example, in a family room with a casual sports theme, consider using golf clubs or even pool cues as window treatment hardware. 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Traditional? Contemporary? Window treatment designs vary greatly by design style, so think about the ultimate style and feeling youd like to incorporate into their design. Problems? Are your windows too small? Too large? A carefully designed window treatment can actually be a clever cover-up to any window problem. Because there are so many fabulous window treatment design options available today, its wise to start doing your homework early. Visit model homes, read magazines, and start developing your own window design idea file. Remember, by working with a professional decorator, your window treatments are guaranteed to be the perfect design and function solution. Cindy Malszycki is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Superior InteriorsTreating Your Windows With Creativity And Flair Prepare For The Winter Monthsby Bryan HayesSince we live in southwest Florida, we tend to quickly forget that sometimes our winters are not as mild as wed like them to be. While the months high can be 85 degrees during the winter, the lows can reach a numbing 33 degrees as they did in January of this year. But of course this is short-lived and soon replaced by the amazing weather that is part of the reason were here. The winter season is coming up and while I cant predict the weather nor tell you whether it will be mild or more severe, I can give you some advice. If youre an avid gardener, you probably already know how to use those cheesecloth thingeys to keep your plants from freezing, but Im not in the business of gardening so Ill let you handle this. Since Im in the business of air conditioning, I can tell you there is no better time to check the status of your heating system than before the first cold weather hits. Yes, we are weeks away from possible cold snaps, but dont wait until they happen to find out that somethings gone wrong. Once the temperatures begin to drop, take a moment to turn on your heater. Make sure its working properly and is actually producing warm air. You will probably smell some of that dust burning on the coil. That is normal, so I suggest you open your windows to air it out. Let it run for a good 30 to 40 minutes. If something isnt right, it could be a minor fix or possibly something that would require a little bit of work, but if you find out in advance, you can make sure youre not caught off guard by an unpleasant surprise. Ill tell you a little fact: we get our highest volumes of calls for heating or cooling malfunctions right when that first cold snap or spike in warm temperatures happens. This is when lots of people realize somethings not working properly. So, I encourage you to avoid having to wait for service or be uncomfortable in any way just by simply checking ahead of everyone else and making sure there are no unpleasant surprises in store for you later. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com.
35 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011Will Epstein Follow Francona Out The Red Sox Door?by Ed FrankIts way too early to fire up winters hot stove league with the baseball playoffs in just the first week, but the historic September demise of the Boston Red Sox, the departure of their manager Terry Francona (most believe he was fired) and the status of general manager Theo Epstein have captured more interest than the October run for the World Series. And theres little doubt that when the Red Sox return in February for spring training, they not only will play in a spanking new $76 million stadium complex, but also will be sporting a far different look both on and off the field. The Red Sox spin after the biggest collapse in baseball history they saw a nine-game wild card lead disappear in just the last three weeks of the season while going 7-20 in September was that Francona and Boston management agreed mutually on his departure. Dont believe it. The eight-year Red Sox manager was given the axe, perhaps deservedly so after the late-season collapse. But in his defense, remember that Francona guided Boston to a World Series title in 2004, their first in 84 years, a second World Series championship in 2007 and five playoff appearances in those eight years. However, this seasons implosion marked the second straight year the Red Sox failed to make it to post-season play. Within hours after his Red Sox departure, Francona said he still wanted to manage and he will be a hot commodity as few mangers can list two World Series titles on their resumes. The second intrigue in the Red Sox drama is the future of General Manager Theo Epstein, who has one year remaining in his contract. Theo is under contract so it is an issue that has not been addressed or discussed, said Red Sox President Larry Luccino when asked of his status at last weeks news conference announcing Franconas leaving. The well-respected Chicago Tribune baseball writer Phil Rogers reported last Sunday that a person close to Epstein said he was very interested in the Chicago Cubs GM opening. It is known that Epstein is one of four general managers that Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts will seek permission from their owners to discuss the Chicago job. The other three are Andrew Friedman of the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees Brian Cashman and Moneyballfamous Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics. Under Epsteins reign, Boston ended their 84-year World Series drought with the 2004 title. The 103-year losing span of the Chicago Cubs the longest title vacancy in any professional sport just might be the challenge that Epstein seeks. Should he go to Chicago and ultimately bring them the world title, he would own the Windy City for decades. First Look at 2011-12 Florida Everblades This Weekend The 2011-12 edition of the Florida Everblades will have many, many new faces when they take the ice this weekend for a pair of pre-season games against the Chicago Express, an ECHL expansion team. When training camp opened last week, 20 of the 22 players at the first practice were new to the Everblades. Only defenseman David Fischer and forward Mathieu Roy had skated with the local team in the past. Following the first practices, returning Everblades coach Greg Poss said his roster is deeper and in better shape this year than last. The pre-season games tonight, Friday, and Saturday at Germain Arena will begin at 7:30 p.m. Florida opens the official season next weekend at Germain against Gwinnett. Terry Francona Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. 472-2853Tile samples to your door!Tile, Marble, Stone, with remodels & repairs A Specialty! SANIBEL CREATIVE TILE CO.Lic. & Ins.Celebrating our 30th year on Sanibel & Captiva To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201136 PGA TipsGolf Shots Against The Wind by Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalWe have all heard the phrase when its breezy, swing easy. This is a great tip but does not tell the entire story of how to hit effective shots into the wind. Here are a few suggestions: Tee Height. Many people will tell you to tee the ball low to hit a low shot; I disagree. Teeing the ball low produces a steeper angle of approach which results in more spin which tends to make shots rise against the wind. So tee the ball higher against the wind to reduce spin and swing with a shallow angle of attack. Ball Position. Again, many people will say to play the ball further back in the stance to hit it low. While this is sound advice, I do not recommend going too far back as it also creates a descending blow into the ball which creates spin and makes the ball actually go higher. I say to play the ball in the middle of the stance for full shots at most into the wind. Club Selection. If the shot requires 7-iron length for you, play a 5-iron and choke down an inch or so. The 5-iron has much less loft and that will make it go lower than altering your swing. Three-Quarter Swing Length and Speed. To reduce spin, take a -length backswing and finish. Take a -speed swing. Hands Lead the Club Head Through Impact. Concentrate on having the hands lead the club head into impact. The hands-ahead position at impact de-lofts the club and makes it fly lower. Also, I hear the phrase punch shot a lot and I do not like it. That makes me think of a sharp blow into the ball and that will create a lot of spin, which makes the ball go higher. Stop by the Golf Shop at The Dunes to schedule a lesson with one of our PGA professionals on these specialty shots that will make playing golf into the wind much easier and will lower your scores! Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueOrganizational MeetingAn organizational meeting for the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool Leagues new season is scheduled for Monday, October 10 at 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 123. It is open to all captains from last year plus any and all interested players. Unless changed by vote at the meeting, it is anticipated that play under Billiard Congress of America rules will start on Monday, October 17 or 24 with four, six or eight teams. The season will last until approximately mid-March. Matches will start at 6 p.m. Play will be on tables at the American Legion and George & Wendys Corner Grill. Cost will again be $5 per night per player plus cost of pool. There will again be a year-end singles tournament and an awards banquet. Call Bob Buntrock at 274-7881 with any comments and/or questions. SPORTS QUIZ1. In 2010, Baltimores Nick Markakis became the third major-leaguer to have four consecutive seasons of at least 43 doubles. Name either of the other two to do it. 2. Who was the rst New York Yankees pitcher to win the Cy Young Award? 3. Name the only three-time All-American running back for the University of Syracuse. 4. In 2010, Dallas Dirk Nowitzki became the fourth foreign-born NBA player to top 20,000 career points. Name two of the rst three to do it. 5. Two NHL teams since 1970 have missed the playoffs the season after winning the Stanley Cup. Name either one. 6. When was the last time before 2010 (4-1 loss to Notre Dame) that the University of North Carolina womens soccer team lost by more than one goal? 7. Bowler Mika Koivuniemi won the PBA Tours earnings title in 2010-11 with $330,040, the third-highest total in PBA history. Name the men who hold the top two spots.1. Joe Medwick (1935-39) and Tris Speaker (1920-23). 2. Bob Turley, in 1958. 3. Floyd Little (1964-66). 4. Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dominique Wilkins. 5. New Jersey (missed in 1995-96 season) and Carolina (2006-07). 6. It was 1985. 7. 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37 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011 Most of us tend to look at the world in black and white. Iran bad. United States good. Luke Skywalker good. Darth Vader bad. Spending bad. Saving good. It seems that by looking at things in such stark contrast it provides certainty. Certainty good. Uncertainty bad. We all also know that the world isnt really black and white is it? Instead its many shades of gray. When we have a disagreement with our spouse we know that we may be partially right, and she might be too. The phrase there are two sides to every coin reminds us that in any conflict there are two different sides to the story neither of which is entirely right or wrong. The same holds true with estate planning, particularly when one embarks on advanced estate planning. When clients ask me how do they reduce estate taxes or how do they protect the inheritance that they leave their children I tell them that there are a number of options. Sometimes this frustrates them, because they want the right answer. They want black and white. But most options have different sets of advantages and disadvantages. There usually is no right or wrong answer, just different possibilities with a wide range of outcomes based on a number of different variables. Regular readers of this column know that the estate, gift and income tax laws are in a constant state of flux. Whats true today may or may not be true tomorrow. Yesterday we had a $1 million federal estate tax exemption. Today we have a $5 million estate tax exemption. Tomorrow it is scheduled to return to a $1 million exemption but will it? How your plan allocates your exemption will have to change as the law changes to meet whatever goals you set out to accomplish. Today, for example, we may be able to use certain strategies that the Congress and the IRS dont like (like zeroed-out GRATs or discounted family limited partnership gifts) and want to outlaw. Tomorrow they could pass legislation or issue rulings that would remove those weapons from our arsenal. So the next day we come up with different strategies. Your net worth also drives the use of certain strategies. But its not static, is it? The stock market rises and falls with increasing volatility. Yesterday the value of our properties made us all feel rich. Now too many of us are overleveraged and underwater. What does tomorrow bring? Tomorrow brings uncertainty. If we knew what the tax law will look like 10 years from now, if we knew what the value of our holdings will be, if we knew that our health was going to hold out, if we were certain our adult children would never get divorced and that our loved ones would not suffer from any medical or financial hardships, then it would be very easy to construct an estate plan. But we dont know those things. What we do is take our best assessment of where we are today, determine what our goals are, and come up with strategies that will help us accomplish those goals given everything that is true today. You dont want to get too far ahead of yourself predicting what tomorrow brings, but it is still important to build as much flexibility as possible into your plan so that you can adjust it when the tide changes. All of this uncertainty causes confusion and for some it scares them into inaction. But thats entirely the wrong tack to take. You have to enact a plan. If you can get comfortable with the thought that there is no silver bullet that your plan is fluid in a world of gray then your family is more likely to find success. You make your best estimates as to what is best for your family right now, but dont beat yourself up if it turns out that you made the wrong call. Instead you continue to press forward. You adapt to whatever the new realities are, changing those things in your plan that require adjustment. But if you do nothing or if you let a plan go stale without reviewing it every so often then you can be certain of one thing. Your plan will become outdated. It wont accomplish what you originally set out to do. When the only certainties in this world eventually come to knock on your door death and taxes you and your family could be unprepared and will likely suffer the consequences. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerShades Of Grayby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 www.jnaislandrealestate.comIf you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! Jonathan Harbour 17045 Marina Cove LaneBeautiful remodeled contemporary home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Exceptional water views from every room. Includes private dock. Offered for $1,900,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239.826-5897 or Nancy Finch 239/822-7825 Kelly Greens CondoLocation is always important, even in Kelly Greens. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with den has a commanding view of 2 lakes and 2 golf holes. Fully furnished in a British West Indies style, it is in impeccable condition and fully turnkey. Two screened lanais, vaulted ceilings and private garage, just steps away from this condo make this home easy to enjoy. Offered at $255,000. Contact Larry Hahn 239-898-8789 Sanibel Harbour Yacht ClubExperience stress free boat ownership with a great dockaminium featuring 5 star restaurant, Concierge service, Deli and catering, unlimited boat launcing, beach area with Tiki hut and BBQ grills, 24 hour security complete washdown and engine ush after each use. #101 Offered for $24,900 #475 Offered for $29,900 #212 Offered for $47,500 #259 Offered for $74,900 #312 Offered for $89,900 #231 Offered for $92,000 Contact Marinanne Stewart at 239/560-6420. Almost 3/4 Acre Directly On Clam Bayou!Outstanding Value, priced 30% less than the most recent Vacant Land Sale on the Bayou in Herons Landing. This is Not a Short Sale! Located on a cul-de-sac in this popular community, offering a community boat dock, pristine tennis courts, pool and pool area with outdoor kitchen and deeded beach access. Develop the perfect homesite and create your own Gulf of Mexico views from this Bayou location and enjoy the tranquility of the Sanibel Lifestyle. Its Just Beautiful! Offered for $379,000 Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 For The Boater In All Of Us!This amazing property is located in the Iona area subdivision of Catalpa Cove; just at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. This open 5 bed, 4 bath home sits surrounded by water on 2 sided. One of a kind location & dockage space for 3 boats behind the home, including the 34k lb lift & boat house as well as an added separate dock & lift within the community. The waterside pool & expansive family, living & game rooms allow for easy carefree entertaining. Upgrades throughout to include granite, hardwoods, marble, faux painting, coffered ceilings, crown molding, custom blinds & window coverings, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, tness area, study & 3 car garage. Offered for $1,050,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239-994-7975 Near Beach-Great ValueAmazing panoramic water views from this beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home located in Sanibels East Rocks. This Open oor plan is perfect for entertaining. A gorgeous pool was recently added and offers a great outdoor and poolside entertaining area. An outside shower, new master bath, tile, spacious garage and workshop area are just some of the additional features. Just steps to the beach and access #2. This home stands out among the rest and offers great curb appeal. An outstanding opportunity that will not last long! Offered for $545,000 Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975. Pending
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201138 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERS List Local. Sell Global. List Local. Sell Global.East End Elegant Residence With Boat Dock Located on Sanibel's gorgeous and popular east end, Kings Crown. The 3+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence with a boat dock and boat lift has everything your heart may desire. For private Showings please call Isabella Rasi. Solar Solutions12995 S. Cleveland #235A Fort Myers, Fl 33919 239-466-8605 www.FLDayLight.com SOLAR SOLUTIONSCelebrating our 10 year anniversary Solatubes Are Solatubes Are Perfect For Perfect For Dark Kitchens, Dark Kitchens, Bathrooms And Bathrooms And Living Rooms Living Rooms $525 10 Watt Fan or 10 Solatube Installed (Shingle roof only) New Solar Powered Attic Fan Helps Lower Electric Bill 10, 20, 25 & 40 Watt Avail. VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Myers, Brettholtz & Company Announces Free Nonprofit SeminarMyers, Brettholtz & Company PA, certified public accountants and business consultants, will host the fifth session in its series of free Sunrise Quickinars for nonprofit organizations. Focusing on accounting practices and requirements specifically for nonprofits, all the seminars are coordinated with Southwest Florida Community Foundation in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. The fifth session, Filing Requirements & Reporting to Donors, will be held Tuesday, October 18 at United Way in Fort Myers; and Thursday, October 20 at Bank of the Islands on Sanibel. After this, the next session is November 1 and 4 and will cover Policies. All Tuesday seminars will be held at United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers. Registration and a continental breakfast will be served for the Fort Myers sessions at 8 a.m. The seminars will last from 8:15 to 10 a.m. The duplicate seminars for the island nonprofits will take place at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Registration and a continental breakfast will be served for the island sessions at 8:45 a.m. The seminars will last from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Space is limited and participants must register in advance by contacting Shamera Rye at email@example.com or 939-5775. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
39 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011Insurance Tip Flood Insurance Program Extendedby Marge MeekIt was just a little over a year ago when, three times, the federal government flood insurance program was halted temporarily due to Congress not authorizing funding. At that time the program was extended until now in order for legislative action on the cost of the total program. That time has come and there is no resolution to its funding issues, so Congress has passed an extension on the end of September deadline to October 4. This process extension is expected to lead to another extension until November 18. So what impact does this have on you? If you have flood insurance or are renewing your flood insurance during this period, all will be taken care of in due time. However, if you are purchasing a property where a mortgage is involved and the closing date is after November 18, you should pay particular attention to this funding bill and be sure your flood insurance is in place in case the government goes on hiatus. If no flood insurance is available, no federally-backed mortgage will be able to be closed. An additional warning for all policy holders during this period of uncertainty is that you should pay your flood renewal by the due date, as if it lapses, you will have to wait to secure new flood insurance until the program is back up and running. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. FORT MYERS 1870 Clayton Court Ft. Myers, FL 33907 239.689.7653 BONITA SPRINGS 26811 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134 239.213.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 959 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND 15050 Captiva Drive Captiva, FL 33924 239.427.0078 NAPLES 589 & 601 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34102 239.213.9100 NAPLES 3000 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34103 239.213.9100 Follow us on SANIBEL PREMIER BEACHCOMBER UNIT Direct Gulf Front Corner Unit 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Spacious With Over 2,200 S.F. Gulf Side Lanai $1,649,000 MLS 2110815 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984 SANIBEL WALK TO BEACH AND BAY 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths Sanibels East End Large, Heated Lap Pool Furnished & Steps to Beach $899,000 MLS 2701743 Jim Branyon, 239.565.3233 SANIBEL WEDGEWOOD PENTHOUSE Gulf Views Over Pool Rooftop Sundeck Overlooks Gulf Spacious 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Full Laundry, Utility Room & Den $1,475,000 MLS 2800790 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984 SANIBEL EXCLUSIVE SEASPRAY SUBDIVISION 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Unparalleled Gulf Views New Lawn Areas and Landscaping Wraparound Lanais and Beautiful Pool $3,900,000 MLS 2110707 Jane Reader Weaver, 239.472.1302 SANIBEL BEACHFRONT HIDEAWAY 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Beautifully Updated Interior Pool, Tennis, Shuf eboard & More Lush, Tropical Landscaping $664,000 MLS 2100534 Sally Davies, 239.691.3319 CAPTIVA CAPTIVA TOWNHOME 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Heart of Captiva Village Community Pool/Tennis Gulf Access Boat Dockage $689,000 MLS 2801611 Sally Davies, 239.691.3319 SANIBEL INCOME PRODUCER 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Updated Unit at Sundial Resort Grosses $40K Turnkey with Resort Amenities $299,000 MLS 2900975 Sarah Ashton, 239.691.4915 SANIBEL BUILD TO SUIT YOURSELF On Gulf Access Canal 3BD/3BA Built to Current Standards Screen Enclosed Pool Granite Countertops $1,099,000 MLS 2901313 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984 CAPTIVA CAPTIVA CYPRESS COTTAGE New Construction, 4BD/3BA Near Beach on Private Street Energy Ef cient/Low Maintenance Hurricane Rated $1,595,000 MLS 2900136 John & Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500 SANIBEL LOCATED ON PEACEFUL LAGOON 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Olde Florida Style Home Large, Tropical Lot Located in Lagoon Estates $489,000 MLS 2110508 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984 SANIBEL PRIVATE CANAL HOME DEL SAGA 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Great Boating Access & Canal Views Meticulous, Fresh & Updated Manatee Shaped Pool with Privacy $1,150,000 MLS 2110721 Jane Reader Weaver, 239.472.1302 LANDS END VILLAGE 1628 Exceptional Direct Water Views Penthouse Master Suite Large, Contemporary 3BD/3BA Great Community Pool, Tennis & Fitness Room $1,799,000 MLS 2110983 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 CAPTIVA NEW LISTINGWe make it easy. You make it home.RoyalShellRealEstate.com (800) 805.0168 Real Estate Our email address is email@example.com
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Palm Ridge RoadMain Of ce InHungry Heron PlazaPeriwinkle Way Tarpon Bay Road FURNITURE ACCESSORIES UPHOLSTERY INTERIOR PAINTING APPLIANCES WALLPAPER Island Style Interiors Hunter Douglas. Registered trademark of Hunter Douglas. Trademark of Hunter Douglas. Mention Ad and Receive The Art of Window Dressings Book NEW Tiered Architella the beauty of Vignette Modern Roman Shades combined with enhanced energy e ciency. Stop by or call today to see what new in the Vignette product line.CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS Plantation Shutters Blinds Draperies VerticalsCOUNTERTOPS Cambria Quartz Granite Corian StaronCUSTFLOORING Carpet Tile Wood Marble VinylThis month the artist is David Acevedo, whose art is abstract and has bold and dark lines that frame his colorful images. His striking art has vibrant colors and is packed with interesting shapes. His art will be on exhibit for the entire month, with a gala reception on Friday, October 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Acevedo has been featured in magazines and newspapers and has had many individual and collective exhibitions in different cities of the U.S. He has won Visual Artist of the Year in Lee Countys Angel of the Arts Awards. Currently, his painting Hombre is on display at Southwest Florida International Airport. He is also owner of daas Gallery in Fort Myers. Also this month, Tower Gallery is having its Attic Sale offering a privileged glimpse of the artists private collections at surprisingly affordable prices. Many of the artists will be there to answer questions and chat about the outstanding values. This once-a-year event will be on Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tower Gallery, a co-op of 24 artists, is the longest established art gallery on Sanibel. It is housed in a historic beach house at 751 Tarpon Bay Road, 472-4557. Jerrys Market is a popular place to pick up a salad, sandwich or hot meal from the deli. A new addition to the deli line-up is panini sandwiches. A colleague got one of these pressed, grilled sandwiches a Cuban for lunch this week and pronounced it tasty and filled with multiple layers of ham and pork. Now that the weather is nice, pick one up and have an al fresco lunch under the umbrellas in the outdoor seating area in Jerrys center. Jerrys is at 1700 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-9300. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races will resume October 3, Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grown-up races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. Gene Federico is playing at Courtneys on Sanibel on Thursdays and Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. and on Sundays at the tiki bar from 2 to 5 p.m. Courtneys is at 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, phone 472-4646. Traditions on the Beach has live music Thursday through Saturday, featuring Joe McCormick, Marvilla Marzan and Barbara Smith. The restaurant is at the Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-4559. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. Heres the line-up: Friday and Saturday, The Captiva Band playing classic rock, jazz and R&B; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. George & Wendys Corner Grill features Chris Workman, keyboard and vocals, on Fridays and Steve Scooter Reynolds, guitar and vocals, on Saturdays. Entertainment is from 7 to 11 p.m. The Corner Grill is at Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, phone 395-1263. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, has live entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and outside, phone 395-1142. Restaurant owners/managers, email or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 395-2299. Our room in Kimball Lodge at the Island Inn looked just like this41 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011 Hidden TreasuresFall Travels: Gems Of Asiaby Dan Schuyler and Karen BellThrough the fall months, many of us travel away from Southwest Florida in search of cooler climates, fall getaways, and relaxation. With this column, youll be able to stay right at home as Lily & Co. uses the summer months to travel around the world in search of precious gems. The next continent in our journey takes us from the mountain ranges of Russia to the mysterious jade green fields of China to the dry and arid deserts of Egypt. Welcome to Asia, the continent that brought the romance of trading gems to the rest of the civilized world. Asia is a region of the world blessed with many gemological riches. The ancient mines of India produce some of the most spectacular diamonds known to the world. Sapphire from Kashmir is also the revered gem of all gem collectors around the globe. Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia produce sapphire and ruby as well as other color stones like fabulous zircons and spinels.continued on page 42
43 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPHello Readers, As promised here is a short interview with the renowned anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins who has graciously shared some observations and advice on poetry and children. Hopkins is a wonderfully talented author and anthologist. This summer he was honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for having published more anthologies for children than any other author in the world. Quite amazing! He is also very generous with his talent, volunteering time at various Lee County schools and at Edison State College. He often helps promising new authors with their work as well. Lee Bennett Hopkins is a prolific writer of books for adults and children. He is one of the leading writers and anthologists of poetry. He is the namesake and founder of Lee Bennett Hopkins/Penn State University Award for Childrens Poetry, and the Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Reading Association Promising New Poet Award. He has won numerous awards and honors for his writing including the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English Excellence in Poetry for Children, the 1995 Christopher Award, and the 1996 Golden Kite Honor Book Award for his autobiographical poetry collection Been to Yesterdays. Recent works include I Am the Book, Sharing the Seasons, Amazing Faces, City I Love, and Incredible Inventions. Visit www.leebennetthopkins.com for more information about him. My first question for Hopkins was to recount a joyous or funny experience about poetry and children. His answer will make you laugh out loud as well as admire the mind of a child. Hopkins replied: One of the most interesting, joyous, questions came from a very serious fifthgrade boy who asked: Mr. Hopkins, do you need a poetic license to write poetry? My next question was in regard to the best way for parents to read and discuss poetry with their children, noting that some parents might be intimidated by poetry. Here is Mr. Hopkins advice: My advice to parents and teachers regarding reading poetry to children: Read it and say nothing! I coined a DAM approach to poetry: Dissecting, Analyzing, and forced Memorization of work, none of which is necessary. Would we take their current singing idols and ask endless questions about song lyrics they sing? Leave poetry alone. Enjoy it. My third question addressed the many different forms of poetry. I asked if there is one form of poetry that he has found more intriguing and enticing to children so they can become more involved with this writing experience. His answer: There are many short forms of poetry children can experiment with. The easiest, yet hardest to perfect, is haiku three lines, 17 syllables 5-7-5. There are wonderful books of haiku available in libraries: dog, cat, bird, nature haiku and so forth. This very brief interview with Lee Bennett Hopkins is just a sample of the dialogue, conversation, and questions that you will be able to enjoy at the Edison State Colleges, 3rd Annual Lee Bennett Hopkins Writers Institute: Inspiration to Publication, Saturday, October 15, at Edison State College. See you there! Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at the Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42, or get three coupons for $10.50. Members of the Sanibel Recreation Center need only to show their photo membership card. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance exercises, core strength and flexibility exercises. Sandi McDougall is the instructor. (class time changes to 8 a.m. October 31) Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Bring a towel. Essential Total Fitness begins October 31, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness begins November 1, Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords and stability balls along with mats are used to strengthen your muscles. 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ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201144 Fire Prevention Week CampaignWhats the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course. Learn how during Fire Prevention Week, October 9 to 15 With more than 360,000 home fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), your best defense is a good offense. This years campaign is: Its Fire Prevention Week Protect your Family from Fire!, and it focuses on preventing the leading causes of home fires -cooking, heating and electrical equipment, as well as candles and smoking materials. Additionally, it urges people to protect their homes and families with life-saving technology and planning. In 2009, 2,565 people died in home fires. Nearly all of these deaths could have been prevented by taking a few simple precautions like having working smoke alarms and a home fire escape plan, keeping things that can burn away from the stove and always turning off space heaters before going to bed. Fire is a dangerous opponent but by anticipating the hazards, you are much less likely to be one of the nearly 13,000 people injured in home fires each year. Here are some tips for protecting your home and family from fire: Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater. Have a three-foot kid-free zone around open fires and space heaters. Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords. If you smoke, smoke outside and use deep, wide ashtrays on a sturdy table. Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep. Residents need to provide the best protection to keep their homes and families safe in the event of a fire. This can be achieved by developing an escape plan that you practice regularly and equipping homes with life-saving technologies like smoke alarms and home fire sprinklers. The following tips will help keep your family safe if there is a fire in your home: Install smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home (including the basement). Interconnect all smoke alarms in the home so when one sounds, they all sound. Test smoke alarms at least monthly and replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old, or sooner if they do not respond when tested. Make sure everyone in your home knows how to respond if the smoke alarm sounds. continued on page 47 Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Dr. Mark W. Hullstrung House Calls for Dogs and Cats By Appointment: (239) 244-1401 Gelato says, My Dad takes good care of me.Let him care for your pets in the comfort of your home. ANNOUNCING CONCIERGE VETERINARY SERVICES FOR SANIBEL, CAPTIVA & FORT MYERSFrom page 43Center 4 LifeLeisure Lunchers Thrift and Consignment Wednesday, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is at Seasons 52, 8930 Tamiami Trail North, Naples. This is a favorite among Leisure Lunchers, who dined at the restaurant in Orlando (view the menu at the center). Check out new and favorite consignment shops nearby. AARP Safe Driving Classes Thursdays, November 10 and 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Must attend both sessions. Classes are fast-paced and feature a dozen videos which will help make you a better and safer driver. Completion of the program will result in a discount on your auto insurance in most states, including Florida. Ed VanderHey is the instructor. Call him at 472-3623 or 292-4012 for information and reserations. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers Computer Classes Whats a Spreadsheet? October 25 and 26, two two-hour sessions per class, 1 to 3 p.m. New to spreadsheets or find them intimidating? They can be useful to balance your checkbook, manage rentals or expenses or even to keep your address lists. You need to be familiar with the mouse and keyboard. Class size limited to six. Paid reservation guarantees your seat. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for nonmembers. Tuesday Kayaking October 11, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Noncompetitive outing.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 unless an off-island launch is scheduled. The center supplies the kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Members have first priority. Come by the center to sign up and make payment. Knit Wits Needed Come by the center on Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. to knit or crochet. Bring your project and share tips. Learn to Play Mahjongg with Katie Reid Mondays and Thursdays, November 7, 10, 14, 17 and 21, 9 a.m. to noon in the Kraft Room. Class size limited and you must be able to attend all five classes. Supplies provided. Cost is $12.50 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Page Turners Book Discussion Group returns October 12 at 2 p.m. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Ann Rodman will facilitate the discussion. Email annrodman@aol. com or call 395-2191. The Page Turners will meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. On November 9, Francesca Joyce leads a discussion of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. Picasa with Patty and your photos! Tuesday and Wednesday, November 15 and 16 or Wednesday and Thursday, November 30 and December 1, two two-hour sessions, 1 to 3 p.m. Hands-on training in Picasa, a free program from Google. Class size limited to six. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Bring your camera and cable, memory card and card reader with 10 to 20 photos. CarFit Friday, November 4, 12 to 4 p.m., hosted by the Lee County Sheriffs Department. A team of trained technicians and/or health professionals work with each participant to ensure they fit their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, call Sandi at 4725743. Second Annual Justine Smith Charity Bridge Tournament Friday, February 10 at 1 p.m. Local merchants will contribute gifts that will be given away during the tournament. All proceeds will go to PAWS. Florida Repertory Theatre Tickets have been reserved for Saturday 2 p.m. matinees. Member ticket prices are $21; non-members are $26. Pay when you sign up. The shows are: Rumors by Neil Simon Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m. Its A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. Games at The Center: Bridge 12:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 12:30 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 12:30 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. (game times change to 1 p.m. beginning Monday, October 31) Buy a memorial brick for the pathway at the center. Luc Centurys etched bricks are a $100 contribution. Your support paves the way for future activities. Come to the center or call 472-5743. Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Treasures and Trash Sale November 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your gently used household items, sporting goods, linens, jewelry and collectibles to the center. The sale is open to the community and benefits the Center 4 Life. For more information call the center or Mary Ann Gilhooley at 472-3565. Call the center for further details on programs 472-5743.
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ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201146 Dr. DavePlay Datesby Dr. Dave HepburnIn the beginning it was fun. In the end, it was all for fun. And in between is where it tickles most. Youre not like other doctors, are you? Why not? (No doubt another commentary about my endearing sense of mirth.) Well, doctors are for the most part intelligent and dignified. I see. And you dont usually see doctors act like buffoons... Well, maybe what... And they usually have their fly done up. Oooops. And most doctors have a stethoscope around their necks, not a rubber duck necklace. They dont put on examining gloves that stretch to their shoulders, and they dont go around wearing a ridiculous fake clown nose. Umm. This isnt fake. And real doctors would call their mother regularly. Sorry, Mom. As doctors, we are expected to put forth an air of decorum, an aura of solemnity, possess a reverence for the painful human condition and never pass gas. Apparently, I missed that lecture. Our dog, Leo, will suddenly go berserk every so often. He just up and races around the house as if hes been lapping Red Bull out of the toilet for hours. He flies up the hallway, vaults on to the bed, thrashes a pillow, grabs my underwear, sometimes even when Im not wearing it. All of this with a huge grin on his doggy puss. We have no idea why, but when this spontaneous spaz-out hits him, get out of the way. Scientists who deal with the Leos of the world have come to the realization that sometimes whales breech, dolphins leap, elephants frolic, sharks grab a tourists leg, etc.... all just for the fun of it. Sometimes having fun is just for the sake of having fun and not for any hidden health benefits. But how does playfulness, indulging in frivolity and enjoying pure unadulterated fun benefit our health? I cant stress all the problems associated with stress. It stresses me out just to think about them. Stress has long been shown to boost disease risk and hasten aging. When youre stressed, your immune system weakens, increasing your chances of getting sick. To protect your body from disease, de-stressing is a must. Simply put, fun reduces stress. Those whose lives are bathed in fun have lower blood pressure and lower levels of the health-damaging stress hormone cortisol. Fun mitigates worry and removes some of the tremendous burden that worry puts on the heart. Laughter relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow, the exact opposite of what your blood vessels do when you are stressed. Those less stressed sleep better, have lower BMIs and keep their fly up. As Patch Adams put it, Fun is one of the greatest antidotes to human pain and suffering. It is also an antidote to loneliness, isolation, anxiety, and depression. Play is actually a source of calmness and relaxation, as well as a source of stimulation for the brain and body. People who play more not only think faster but also have better memories. Fun-loving people are more optimistic and studies show that optimistic people live a whopping 7.5 years longer on average. Its hard to be depressed, pessimistic and go all cortisolly when your life is one gigantic play date. Playing together for the fun of it brings joy, vitality, and resilience to all relationships. Yet many of us stop playing. We exchange play for work and responsibilities. When we do have some leisure time, were more likely to zone out in front of a TV or computer screen than to engage in actual creative, brain-stimulating play. But play isnt a luxury its a necessity. So ease up, cut up and play up. Im dead serious. And to see just how fun-loving doctors can be, check out this weeks video at www.wisequacks.org, where virtually everyone on the lipdub is a Victoria MD. Like the column? Youll love the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. You can contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. 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47 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011deaRPharmacistAdvice For Whatever Ails School Childrenby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have four kids all in school between kindergarten and 8th grade. We are at the doctors office all year long. Do you have advice to help parents like me (and other students) who catch whatever is floating around? LY, Long Island, New York Great question! Many parents have their hands full with work, commuting and family responsibilities. Having a sick child can throw a snag in an already full schedule. Here are some tips to help you with common conditions that often occur in the fall and winter seasons. Remember, these are just suggestions so everything you read here should be discussed with your pediatrician. Heres what to do if your child comes down with: Stomach flu. This commonly used term really refers to gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach or intestinal tract caused by food poisoning, a virus, bacteria or contaminated water. Symptoms include cramps, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and/ or swollen lymph glands. Dehydration is the scary complication here, so avoid that. If you are able to hold food down, eat bland foods like rice, toast or baby food. My best advice is to drink 100 percent pure coconut water; it contains natural electrolytes that closely match your blood and its better than sugarladen sports drinks in my opinion. A respiratory infection. This is usually caused by a virus and quite common in the fall. It usually runs its course causing a nasty cough, fever, nausea/ vomiting, diarrhea and exhaustion. In the pharmacy, Dimetapp, Triaminic and PediaCare are all popular medications for symptom relief in children. In the health food store, you could look for elderberry extract, Hylands homeopathic belladona extract or Boirons oscillococcinum. The big problem with a respiratory infection is that it can trigger an asthma attack. Do not ignore breathing issues for they can be fatal; you will need to get a prescription inhaler from your physician, something such as albuterol. Two inhalers are a good idea, send one with your child (or the school nurse) and keep the other at home. The pharmacist should put a complete label with directions on both containers. Sore throat. Use zinc lozenges. This pain-relieving mineral does double duty by blocking viral cell reproduction. Even though studies conflict, one trial conducted at the Cleveland Clinic in continued on page 49 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I was shocked by the voice on the other end of my phone.My cousin who had loved and cared for his wife for 10 years prior to her death from Alzheimers disease, apparently was calling to reconnect. Five years ago, three years after her death, I suggested it was time for him to get on with his life and maybe start socializing with mixed groups and especially women. He was furious that I would even suggest such a thing. I called once but realized that he was still annoyed, so I did not call again and he didnt call me. This year he called very friendly and concerned about what I was doing, then he told me that he had a girlfriend. I was thrilled for him and told him so, then he said, And then I have your permission? Oh yes, I said, I am thrilled for you. I guess after all these years he is now ready. What do you think? Virginia Dear Virginia, Many older people feel that to have happiness after the death of their spouse is a betrayal of the love of their deceased spouse. Increased longevity has extended our lives and society no longer expects us to stay forever in mourning. I think you have been very caring for your cousin and now he appears to be able to reach out and hopefully find some happiness. Lizzie Dear Virginia, I am sure that you had the best of intentions; you know the old adage about good intentions. People grieve on their own time schedule and in their own way. After the loss of a relationship through death or divorce finding another relationship is not the only solution nor the most appropriate. Support your cousin as best you can. Whatever you do, do not ever revisit your discussion a few years ago as if to say I told you so. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com. Your Full-Service Electrical Contractor. Service Dept. 472-1841 Proudly Serving Sanibel & Captiva for 30 Years 2244-15 Periwinkle Way at Sanibel SquareShowroom call 472-9473Email:firstname.lastname@example.org LIC. #SI-11850 ARE YOUR LAMPS SICK?BRING YOUR LAMP IN FOR A CHECKUP ... NEW SOCKETS OR A CORD?WELL MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER!
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49 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 COMPUTER SERVICES IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows Plus CONSTRUCTIONFROM REMODELING TO NEW CONSTRUCTIONNO JOB TO BIG OR TO SMALLCC Shutters Sales & ServiceAll Types of Hurricane Protection Including Impact Windows From Panels to Remote Roll Downs 239-691-9002 CGC 150-77-08INTERIOR DESIGN 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 email@example.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128UPHOLSTERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel Island SENIOR CITIZEN & MILITARY DISCOUNTS(239) 910-7663Call & Talk To The Owner, Every Time! WeathersealROOFING & CONSTRUCTIONExperts in All Types of Roofing CONSTRUCTION/ROOFING McGregor Medical McGregor Medical Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Bill Fulk, M.D. Bill Fulk, M.D. 239-437-2121 239-437-2121Open Monday Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm 16731 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 105 Fort Myers, FL 33908 (across from Starz Pizza) FAA Exams Class 1, 2, & 3 MEDICAL LAWN SERVICE CO S C S From page 44Fire Prevention Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible ways out. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors. If you are building or remodeling your home, consider installing fire sprinklers. To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities or to learn more about this years campaign, visit NFPAs website at www.firepreventionweek.org. From page 47dearPharmacist1996 found that people who took zinc lozenges throughout the day felt relief from their colds in less than five days, compared to the non-treated group who suffered for almost eight days. Lozenges are better than tablets/capsules for a sore or tickly throat. For children, I would stick to dosages on the label dont take any extra. Head lice. The pharmacy fix is Nix or Rid insecticide all-in-one kits. An alternative to these chemicals include Zero Lice by Thursday Plantation which contains natural ingredients such as tea tree oil, ylang ylang, citronella and eucalyptus. Nit removal is most important so take your time. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 51 answer on page 51PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201150 REMODELING 239-282-1273 or 239-691-7454Complete Home Remodel and Interior Design Kitchen Bath Room Additions Crown Molding Windows and Doors State Certi ed Contractor CBC #1253698On time, on budget and stress freerelax and remodel with Complimentary Interior Design Service with purchase of Home Remodel Package Visit our online showroom at www.sw builders.comIMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement CONTRACTORS Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling Commercialwww.sandcastle-homes.com CONSTRUCTION CO.HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands For Ten YearsIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909Hurricane Protection Consultant(239)472-0200CUSTOM HOME BUILDER
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Other Positions Available Throughout the Year: Clerical/Office Help, Fundraising, Special Events/Community Outreach, Educational Outreach and Grounds Maintenance. For information, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at: 239-472-3644, extension 229 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org RS 3/25 NC TFN PRIME SPACE FOR LEASERetail, Office, Take Out, Etc. Attractive Rates Offered! Islander Center on Sanibel Prime Periwinkle Frontage High Traffic Tenants Excellent Parking Immediate Occupancy Local/Pro-Active Owners Flexible Space Available Call Today! 239-850-7888SR 4/30 B TFN ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 07, 201152 J&A BUSINESS CONSULTING, INC. 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I will travel to your home, business or other meeting place. Jamee Ferous at 239-464-4746NR 10/7 PC 10/28 FARM EQUIPMENT2001 John Deere 4600, 4X4, Cab, Loader, Diesel, Priced to sell $5,500. Contact me for details at email@example.com or 941-343-8317NR 10/7 CC 10/14 1999 GMC 2500 TRUCKToolbox, bed liner, extended cab, all maintenance records. 204K miles. $6,100. Call Jamee at 239-464-4746NR 10/7 PC 10/28 EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPACEAvailable in Islander Center. Prominent Location. Large Of ces. Electricity, internet, cleaning, kitchen included. Call 823-4142. NS 10/7 CC 10/28 READ ISLAND SUN ONLINE:www.IslandSunNews.com
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL/SEASONAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLEFor a complete list visit our Website www.remax-oftheislands.com Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands 239-472-2311RS 10/9 B TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 4/1 BM TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 07, 201153 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt RS 5/13 NC TFNIsabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.comFor Information And Showings Please Call McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2...make an offer!SANIBEL EAST END Elegant, Sanibel East End Canal Front Home with Boat Dock. Like New! ASKING $1,795,000KEY WEST STYLE HOME AT THE BAY IN FORT MYERS BEACH (5/4/2) Fully furnished including a boat, etc. Asking $1,190,000WALK TO BEACH1 BR/BA. Female non smoker. Share house. $500/month includes utilities. One small pet okay. 239-699-8741.RS 8/5 BM TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION FALL COMMUNITY YARD SALESaturday, October 22nd 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Vendor spots only $5 FREE to shop Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. 239-498-0415NR 9/9 NC 10/21 FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Pr iced at $89,400. Ground rent $5,800/yr. 239-209-1869 or Dorisdavenport@hotmail.com.RR 9/16 CC TFN WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath 1/2 of duplex East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234RR 9/16 CC TFN THE SANCTUARY AT WULFERT POINTPerfect home for extended family! 4 Bedroom, 4 bath private residence which includes a guest home overlooking pool and spa. Private retreat over garage, formal dining and den. First oor living with over 3600 sq. living space well designed for extended family. Quality details including coquina rock replace, coffered ceilings, crown moldings, seamless windows, pocket sliders storm protective windows and doors. Go to teamsanibel.com for pictures and video. Best island value! New price of $1,089,000 furnished beautifully. Selling the Islands for over 30 years as a Top Producer Call Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 or 239-395-3100 firstname.lastname@example.org www.Teamsanibel.comNS 9/30 BM 10/21 CLOSE TO SANIBEL & FM BEACH 2BR/2BA, 2nd oor, end unit w/lanai. Very clean & bright. Pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. $800 per month 239-851-4921 or 887-0834. RR 9/30 CC 10/21 SANIBEL APARTMENT FOR RENT1 bedroom, 1 bath duplex. Washer/dryer; modern kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave. GREAT location walk to shops, bank, restaurants, while on a quiet street. $1,150/month includes all utilities except elec., tel. & cable. Call 395-8774.NS 9/30 CC TFN For Only $12 Per Week Your ClassifiedCan Be Seen From Anywhere In The World!Send it to ads@IslandSunNews.com-or-Log onto www.IslandSunNews.com & click on Place Classified FOR SALE TRAILERPeriwinkle Park 30 Trailer with attached 20x10 screen room, furnished, cozy and clean, appliances, garden area, paver parking. Reduced price. Motivated to sell. 727-207-5787. Paradise!RR 10/7 CC 10/14 SPECIAL OFFERINGSecluded 2/1 canal front cottage. Quiet end of Sanibel. Please no realtors. 239-848-8695RS 10/7 CC 10/7 Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock just off Island $2,300/mo. Piling home, 2/2 remodeled, UF, w/d, beach access $1,450/mo. Dunes, Lake Front, 4BR + / 4BA $2,000/mo. Duplex, 2/1 UF, remodeled, walk to beach. $900/mo. Beach view Gorgeous. 3/2 + Paver Pool. Updated. $2,300/mo.472-6747Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 10/7 BM TFN APT FOR RENT$700/Mo. 1 bedroom. 2420 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel. Recently Renovated. 2 person max. No pets. 1 year lease. Call 239-472-6543 or 239-472-5020 NR 10/7 CC 10/28
NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . . . . . . .472-4499 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or email@example.com American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3156 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-7257 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2121 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6689 Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-1027 or 472-9383 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2040 www.sanibelsoccer.org 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-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 Pets Of The Week ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 201154 My name is Marty and while I am small in size and short in stature, Im huge when it comes to being cute. I am a one-year-old red Dachshund. If you need a new love in your life, I could be the one. Animal Services is making it easy to fall in love with a dog or cat with Octobers Fall in Love Adoption promotionfee of $37.50. My name is Maria and Im a female domestic shorthair cat age five months. I have brown tiger coloring. I have been at the shelter for over a month now. Since Im still a baby, thats a long time. Im trying to be patient while I wait for my forever family to arrive. I love to play with other cats and kittens so I wont mind a family with other pets at all. Im really adorable so please hurry!. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Maria ID# 515246 Marty ID# 516788 photos by Square Dog Photography
BEACH CHAIR PASTIME55 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 7, 2011