Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 05-25-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:37 8:13 6:37 8:14 6:37 8:14 6:36 8:15 6:36 8:15 6:36 8:16 6:36 8:16 VOL. 19, NO. 48 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 25, 2012 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS BIG ARTS Announces Peoples Choice Award For Art ExhibitBIG ARTS Phillips Gallery hosted SanibelCaptiva Art Leagues exhibit A Touch Of Red in April. More than 70 artists exhibited, in a variety of media including painting, textiles and sculpture. Charles Miano, artist and educator, and president of the Southern Atelier Fine Arts Center in Sarasota, was the exhibits juror, and selected works to receive six judges awards. Voting for the Peoples Choice was continued on page 8 Student artist Daniel Shuster with Sanibel School Principal Barbara Von Harten, exhibit chair Daphne Hammond and Sanibel School art and MWA teacher Tylor Stewart Wisdom, mixed media by Daniel ShusterAdventure Fuels Sprankles Ambition To Enter Mongol Rallyby Jeff LysiakWhat would make a person want to enter a long distance journey, crossing several continents through unpaved deserts and rocky terrain, without even the slightest hope of finishing first among hundreds of other entrants? If you know James Sprankle, then you know just why he would want to do it. After all, the former Sanibel resident has travelled three times to Costa Rica to go surfing. On one of those occasions, he camped in the wilderness for more than a month throughout the Nicoya Peninsula, just south of Nicaragua. He shared a tent with scorpions, the surrounding jungle with howler monkeys and the local rivers with saltwater crocodiles. In 2007, Sprankle spent two weeks in Venezuela just to visit a girl. This was right after the U.S. State Department had issued a travel warning advising against such travel.continued on page 22 Sanibel native James Sprankle maps out the route The Goat Rodeo team will travel as they cross Mongolia this summer photo by Jeff Lysiak Remember Remember Those Who Those Who Served Served


ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 20122 County To Pay Bill For Entire Blind Pass Dredging ProjectThe Lee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the maintenance dredging of Blind Pass at their May 1 meeting. The work will be performed by Florida Dredge & Dock, the contractor for the recent Fort Myers Beach project. Their equipment is still in the area and the county will not have to pay for the mobilization (delivery) of the equipment, saving as much as 50 percent of the cost. Lee County is funding the entire project. Equipment will begin to appear around the Blind Pass area by the end of this week and county officials have said the contractor will begin pumping sand the first week in June. Work should be completed by the end of August. The initial work will begin seaward of the bridge. Approximately 75,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged seaward and 25,000 cubic yards will be dredged landward. Beach fill will be placed on Sanibel between monuments R116 and R118. Turtle and shorebird monitoring will be completed by 8 a.m. each morning once the work begins. The contractor will be allowed to work seven days a week, 24 hours a day. There will be no disruption to automobile traffic and the north and south parking lots at Blind Pass will remain open. However, some parking spaces on each side will be reserved for the contractor. County Commissioner John Manning and the staff of the Lee County Division of Natural Resources were instrumental in moving this project forward and ultimately securing the 5-0 votes of the Board of County Commissioners. Not be be overlooked, however, is the wide support the community provided both on Captiva and Sanibel. Aerial of Blind Pass when in reopened in April 2009 Infilling of the beach area at Blind Pass, as seen in spring 2010A Memorial Day LetterThis Memorial Day, my memory goes back to June 1944, D-Day of the Allied invasion of France during World War II. I have visited the location where the invasion took place and I have seen how practically vertical the rocks on the shore are. I close my eyes and I see a young G.I. climbing up these impossible rocks with one goal in mind: he wants to reach the top and go on from there to liberate me and others from the clutches of the Nazis in Holland, where I was at the time. My G.I. friend did not make it and he was shot down by the barbarian Nazis on top. I later visited his grave and I thanked him. Because of his sacrifice, other G.I.s were successful and because of him, the others opened my hiding place. Also because of my friend, I wanted to live in the unbelievable country where my brave friend used to live. I moved there in 1951. I needed to stop a few minutes today to think of my friend in my memory. Benno Benninga Sanibel To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Managed by 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 OMAssociation Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch239-395-9111 Store hours: Mon. Sat. 10am-6pm Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 239-472-4499 Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.comTHE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND!Our mission is to create an island hub of wellness where there is a collective intent to share good will, good health and the warmth of conscious community. Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Delicious Snacks, Treats and Drinks Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals Coming Soon: Healthy, Delicious Coming Soon: Healthy, Delicious Certified Organic Juice Bar Certified Organic Juice BarLet food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Your place to thrive! Organic, Nutritious, Healthy Lifestyle Organic, Nutritious, Healthy Lifestyle


Generations Come To Visit Great-Grandparents House At Sanibel Historical MuseumA Boca Raton woman recently discovered she looks just like the greatgrandmother she never knew while visiting Burnap Cottage at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. Looking at a photo in one of the homes display cases, Jennifer Kraengel was startled to see the strong resemblance between her and Nellie Brewster, a former owner of the house and her great-grandmother. Together with her son, Jayson, Kraengels visit brought four generations to the Brewsters home. Burnap Cottage is an 1898 structure and was built on Woodring Point on land homesteaded by Sam Woodring. In the early 1900s, a minister named Gatewood used the cottage to hold his Sunday services. Upon Woodrings death, Hirman Burnap purchased the cottage and used it as a fishing retreat in the winter. Nellie and James Brewster bought the cottage and added a second story. In 1998, the building was donated to the village and restored to its original state. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS. Summer hours, now in effect, are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Adult admission is $5; people under age 18 and members are free. Single memberships are $25, family memberships are $50 and other levels are available. New volunteers and docents are always needed and welcome. Call 472-4648 for a membership form or for more information. The museums mailing address is P.O. Box 413, Sanibel, FL 33957. The museums website www.sanibelmuseum.org is undergoing a redesign right now but remains available for use. Jennifer Kraengel, a descendent of the Brewsters, third owners of historic Burnap Cottage at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, visited recently and discovered she had much in common with her great-grandmother 2075 Periwinkle Way #22Located in Periwinkle Place (239) 472-4206 and much more! MEMORIALDAY WEEKENDLE S To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 3 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012


5 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012Captiva Community Panel To MeetThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 12 beginning at 9 a.m. in one of the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public, and participation is invited and encouraged. Among the agenda items: Status report on the Captiva Land Development Code Review A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update A Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary. The next Captiva Community Panel meetings will be July 10 and August 14. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. CEPD To Meet June 13 The next monthly meeting of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District will be held on Wednesday, June 13 beginning at noon in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. The public is invited to attend. Captiva Tri Registration Open Interested in trying your hand at a sprint triathlon? The Galloway Captiva Tri will be held on September 15 and 16, with a kids tri on Saturday and the adults on Sunday. Information and registration details are online at www.captiva.org. CCMI is once again the event charity, with a portion of the proceeds going to the groups School Backpack Program to provide emergency food more than 2,000 local children each school year. Rauschenberg Foundation Names Director The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced the appointment of Jason Kalajainen as the first creative director of the organizations artist residency program on Captiva, a new program to support artists in various disciplines while they enjoy the estate that served as Rauschenbergs beach home. Kalajainen, who will be leaving his post as executive director of the Ox-Bow School in Michigan to take on his new role, will be charged with the duty of transforming Robert Rauschenbergs 26-acre estate on Captiva Island into a creative hub to bring together leaders in the visual arts, music, dance, writing and a range of other disciplines from around the world to live, work and explore the property together. And hell have to do it all by the launch of the pilot program in 2013. During his time at Ox-Bow, Kalajainen was responsible for increasing Ox-Bows outreach and overseeing six new campus facilities. He also is credited with putting 85 wooded acres of Ox-Bows property into a conservation easement. The Captiva property, which has a studio facility and six individual homes, served as Rauschenbergs getaway for more than 40 years. While its recipients have not yet been named, the Captiva Residency will support the foundations mission of nurturing talent while also preserving Rauschenbergs property. The development of an Artist Residency on the property where Robert Rauschenberg lived and worked for over 40 years is one of our major strategic initiatives, said Christy MacLear, executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Jason is the perfect candidate as a leader in the field of artistic communities to help create a model which builds on this legacy of new ideas, new work and supporting generations of new artists. We are delighted to have Jason join the team at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to help in the creation of the artist residency program on Captiva Island, a site of historic importance in Bobs life and art, added Sidney Felsen, chair of the Captiva Committee for the board of directors of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Bob assembled the property over the course of 40 years with the intent of preserving the environment and building a place where artists of many disciplines could come together to develop new ideas. The residency program will be true to Bobs vision, and Jason has an important job ahead, supported by everyone at the foundation. Sanibel Neighbors Club Get-TogetherOn Sunday May 27, Memorial Day weekend, The Dunes and the Sanibel Neighbors Club are offering all club members a chance to spend time at The Dunes playing golf, enjoying the swimming pool, or just sitting and relaxing with their families. Club members will get a special price for a family fun day including 18 holes of golf, a barbecue lunch and use of the full range of facilities at The Dunes. The plan for the day includes: 9:30 a.m. 30 minutes instructional golf clinics 10 a.m. tee times for 18 holes of Dunes golf 3 p.m. barbecue lunch Members will have a chance at tee gifts, tee it forward, free mulligans, poker chips, closest to the pins, and free rental sets. Reservations are requested by calling 472-3355. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 SUMMER SPORTS CAMP JUNE 4 THRU AUGUST 10 The Dunes introduces ten weeks of unforgettable, educational and fun-lled summer camp options for children ages 5 to 14 years, beginning June 4th thru August 10th. With a schedule of activities and recreationpacked events, The Dunes summer camps include professional instruction in golf and tennis and continue with instruction in soccer, volleyball, hockey, art, theatre, water sports and more. Sessions range in weeks, days and times, with rates between $92-$200 per week. Save up to 20% with member pricing! OPEN TO THE PUBLICCamp runs Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 2:30pm Call 239.472.3355 for more information and to register. 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel Island


Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN MAY 25, 20126 Deck Approved At Bailey Homesteadby Jeff LysiakFollowing a brief discussion, planning commissioners unanimously approved a certificate of appropriateness to construct an elevated deck, between the existing main house and accessory cottage located on the north side, as well as an ADA-compliant ramp at the Bailey Homestead property on Periwinkle Way. City planner Roy Gibson made the presentation before the commission, noting that planning department staff found no issues with the application, made by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), owners of the property. After a review of the proposed site improvements, which are consistent with the visual compatibility standards of Sanibels Land Development Code and are in conformance with the secretary of the interiors standards for rehabilitation and guidelines for rehabilitating historic buildings, Gibson recommended approval of the application. Erick Lindblad, SCCF executive director, made a PowerPoint presentation depicting some of the improvements made at the site to date, which include the reconstruction of the original porch decking, replacement of siding and windows at the main building and adjacent Honey House, and the rehabilitation of the original water tower and windmill, which dates back to 1908. The windmill sets a remarkable ambiance at the site, said Lindblad, who added, The Hammerheads have done an incredible job. The planning departments staff report also noted that the proposed improvements were recommended for approval by the citys historical preservation committee, which reviewed SCCFs application on May 3. While SCCF will come back to the commission for a conditional use permit for the Bailey Homestead, which they plan on utilizing with both office space and a program shelter on the property, chairman Michael Valiquette made the motion to approve the appropriateness, which was seconded by vice chairman Dr. Phillip Marks. The motion passed 7-0. Commissioners Debate Summer Camp At Dunesby Jeff LysiakThe Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday considered a conditional use permit application that would allow The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club to operate a 10-week summer camp program for children, which triggered a lively debate over whether their application should have been required at all. According to their application, The Dunes have proposed extending additional recreational services for children ages five to 14 between June and August, offering youth instruction in golf, tennis, soccer, hockey, volleyball, swimming, arts and crafts as well as similar activities. Benjamin Pople of the citys planning department presented the staff report, which stated that the application meets all requirements for consistency and approval, recommending that the commission grant the permit subject to nine conditions. Among those conditions were hours of operation be limited to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a staff-to-camper ratio of no less than 1:8 and a providing a safe and sufficient traffic flow management plan during drop-off and pick-up times. Commissioner Holly Smith voiced her objection to the requirement of a conditional use permit for the camp, which she believed to be a natural extension of the business at The Dunes. She noted that the facility had previously operated a summer camp back in the late 1990s, at which time such a permit was not required. Fellow commissioner Chuck Ketteman agreed with Smith, adding that the condition of specific hours of operation was continued on page 16EAR Discussions Focus On Schools, Intergovernmental Coordinationby Jeff LysiakThe planning commission continued its discussions of the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) of the Sanibel Plan on Tuesday, focusing on elements related to public school facilities and intergovernmental coordination. The Public Schools Facilities Element was added to the Sanibel Plan to meet state requirements that have subsequently been repealed, the planning departments staff report reads, in part. However, many components of the Public Schools Facilities Element are also required by the inter-local agreement between the city and the Lee County School District. Following the 2012 evaluation of the Sanibel Plan, the city intends to discuss revisions to the inter-local agreement with the Lee County School Board. Although no specific changes were suggested, commissioner Chuck Ketteman asked planning director Jim Jordan if The Sanibel School had been contacted directly for input on updating the EAR. Jordan said that it had not, and that all of the information had been supplied by the Lee County School District. There were several alterations to the existing EAR with regards to intergovernmental coordination, with several suggestions coming on Tuesday. Ketteman proposed removing a paragraph under the revenue subsection which referenced the former weigh station on the Sanibel Causeway; Chris Heidrick proposed the addition of language related to the protection of endangered species under the water quality subsection; removing the Old Schoolhouse Theater as an element under Human Support Systems was considered redundant, since the theater now operates under the auspices of BIG ARTS, which was listed elsewhere in the document. Jordan also pointed out a new paragraph in the intergovernmental coordination narrative for roads and transit which notes the continued efforts to ensure that the system operations and transit vehicle service and design characteristics for implementing the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit In Parks program at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Weve come a long way and weve gotten a lot done, said Jordan, who will bring back a matrix detailing all of the alterations made to the EAR, reflecting comments received from the planning commission. Although that report may not be completed before the next meeting of the commission, scheduled for June 12, the Land Development Code Review Subcommittee plans on having a detailed discussion related to the permitting process on that date.


7 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 FISH Receives $25,000 Grant From Charitable Foundation Of The Islands FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel announced that they were a recipient of a $25,000 draw down fund award from the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. CFI is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to organizations and individuals in need on Sanibel and Captiva islands. The purpose of the fund is to be used in the FISH Helping Hands Program for a period of one year. Some of the CFI funding comes from a golf event sponsored by The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel, referred to as The Sanctuary Golf Challenge. Other donations come from individuals who establish donor advised funds or make unrestricted donations to the organization. We are pleased to announce that the FISH Helping Hands Program was one of our recipients, and have all the procedures in place to ensure that these funds will reach only qualified individuals, said Al Hanser, chairman of CFI. We appreciate the opportunity to live up to our mission of helping individuals in need on Sanibel and Captiva islands. This will be an important source of funding for our organization. The money will make a huge difference to many of our FISH clients said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. We are sincerely grateful to have been chosen and look forward to our new relationship with the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. Representing FISH are, from left, John Pryor and Bill Fellows; representing CFI are Bob Berendt and Melissa Congress FISH Upcoming June WorkshopsFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel has announced a number of upcoming free workshops for the month of June: Mom & Toddlers Group Monday, June 4 and Monday, June 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. The Island Mom & Toddlers Group will meet at the FISH Walk-In Center. All island mothers of children birth though age 5 are welcome to attend either alone or with their children. It is a time for fun, refreshments, learning and sharing with other moms and their children. This group is sponsored by FISH, Healthy Start of Lee County, and the United Way of Lee County. Medicare, Medicaid and Health Insurance Questions Wednesday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. FISH will be sponsoring a SHINE Workshop at the FISH Walk-In Center. SHINE is a free program offered by the Department of Elder Affairs in partnership with the local Area Agency On Aging. Jo Marshall, a specially trained SHINE volunteer, has more than 10 years of experience assisting with your Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance questions by providing education, a group question time and time to answer questions on an individual basis as well. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential. To sign up or to request more information, call Christine at the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775. Budgeting Workshop Thursday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. FISH will be sponsoring a budgeting workshop at the FISH Walk-In Center. Facilitated By Celia Hill, Home Economist for the Lee County Home Extension, this workshop provides the basic tools for everyone who would like to evaluate their current budget to make changes for better money management and successful budgeting. The FISH Walk-In Center is located at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B on Sanibel (next to Pfeiffer Realty Group) and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. F.I.S.H. can be contacted at 472 4775. COMFORT 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 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Tahitian Gardens Breakfast & Lunch 7am 4pm Dinner 4:30pm 8pm Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.472-5323 outdoor outdoor seating seating Call for take out or stay 472-4300


ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 20128 From page 1Peoples Choiceongoing during the exhibit, and Daniel Schuster, a student from The Sanibel School, came in first for his entry entitled Wisdom. His art was picked by a very large margin, said exhibit chair Daphne Hammond. There were many talented professional artists in the exhibit. The annual competition draws from members of the Art Councils of Southwest Florida, which includes more than 4,000 artists from 16 area art organizations. For more than 15 years, members from the Art Councils of Southwest Florida have been invited by the Sanibel-Captiva Art League to exhibit at BIG ARTS. The mission of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League is to create opportunities to create and share art, support art education, and to enhance the community artistically. BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, is open Monday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The A Touch Of Red exhibit was supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. For further information about this exhibit, events at BIG ARTS, to purchase tickets or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Help FISH Fill The PantryFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel still needs your help to restock the food pantry. They are in need of food, cleaning and paper products. FISH particularly needs the following items: Canned meats/fish (chicken, chili, tuna, etc.) Macaroni and cheese Peanut butter Juice (apple, orange) Coffee Ketchup/salad dressing Paper towels Shampoo Detergent Toilet paper If you can help with any of these products or any unopened, unexpired food items, which are delivered directly to island families in need, they can be dropped off at the FISH Walk-in-Center at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B, Sanibel Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, or at Baileys General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way. FISH can also be contacted at 472 4775. Nothing goes to waste at FISH. If it cant be used, it is sent to The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in Fort Myers. If the food isnt suitable for humans to eat, it is donated to CROW on Sanibel for the animals. The FISH Food pantry is run by a group of 24 Sanibel and Captiva volunteers who are involved in various elements of the food pantry operation, under the direction of Dick Schreck and the day-to-day operations of Maureen Valiquette. FISH thanks the food stackers, shoppers, sorters, recipe writers, Harry Chapin food ordering volunteers, and drivers to The Salvation Army off island. They also thank all the neighbors and local businesses who donate their unused food to the food pantry. FISH food pantry Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & PilatesShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201210 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm (at the East End) 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455Unique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3X Lisette Pantalon Joseph Ribkoff Crazy Larry Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544Exclusively at On Sanibel For Over 20 Years! Cycling Safety Notes WHEN STOPPED, CLEAR THE PATH AND ALLOW OTHERS TO BIKE THROUGH Its always frustrating for any path user, cyclist or other, to come across another user who has stopped and is blocking the path with their bicycle. Its also unsafe since its adding yet one more obstacle, another demand upon concentration. So lets be courteous and clear the path when were making that phone call or checking the map. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB 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 Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-472-0177 or adsilby@gmail.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 22, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m., 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 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:7:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Worship Services: Sunday 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, and 10 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. 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, 472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-6thgr.) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 1st Wednesdays of the month 6 p.m., Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. 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 5 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 ryi139@aol.com. FRIDA N. BURKEFrida N. Burke, 88, died on May 2, 2012 at the Wyngate Senior Living Community in Lima, Ohio. She was born on November 4, 1923 in Kromfors, Sweden to J. Bernard and Frida E. Wikner Nordin, who preceded her in death. On September 16, 1944, she married Dr. John W. Burke, who died on October 3, 2004. Mrs. Burke graduated from Parkersburg (West Virginia) High School in 1941. She then attended the University of Cincinnati School of Nursing. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelors degree in education. Her focus was early childhood education. She took great pride in being a homemaker and mother. She also assisted in the day-to-day operations of her husbands office. She was very active with the Appleseed Girl Scout Council and was a docent with the Allen County Museum. Because of her love for wildlife, she had dedicated her later years to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. She came to this country from Sweden by boat in January 1924 and was fiercely proud of her Scandinavian heritage. She and the late Dr. John W. Burke resided on Sanibel for many years. He had been active with the Hammerheads and the Sanibel Lions Club, while Mrs. Burke worked for several years at the SCCF. Both were proud Sanibel residents. Survivors include two sons, Howard (Rosemary) Burke of Northfield, Ohio and Scott (Jill) Hay, of Spencerville, Ohio; three daughters, Linda (Don) McHenry, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Suzanne (Brad) Kelley, of Lima, Ohio and Billie (Weldon) Wright, of Carrolton, Texas; a sister, Helen Berntsen, of Downers Grove, Illinois; and 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held in Lima, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. OBITUARY


11 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012Tween Waters Inn Joins National Register Of Historic PlacesTween Waters Inn Island Resort commemorated the official historic designation of the storied Captiva Island Resort Sunday, May 20. The resort was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 15, 2011, according to Alissa M. Slade, chief of the bureau of historic preservation and deputy state historic preservation officer. The resorts unique, rich history and dedication to preserving Floridas cultural resources helped it to earn this esteemed designation. Tween Waters Inn was established by F. Bowman and Grace B. Price in 1931. These two started the inn with a single building and expanded it over the next 30 years with more cottages and other buildings. They built the remote tourist facility with its small cottages and restaurant into a social center and favorite winter resort of wealthy northerners. The resort has been welcoming guests ever since celebrating the 80 years of guests at Tween Waters Inn just last year. Other historic landmarks within the resort include the Old Captiva House the fine dining restaurant first built as a one-room school for children of Captivas pioneer settlers. The Old Captiva House you visit today reflects much of its original charm from picturesque walls of white French doors, to hardwood floors, to the Gulf of Mexico sunset that streams through the western windows. Known to have inspired artists, authors and countless others with its beach-to-bay exposure and award-winning sunsets, the resort features modern facilities, plus historically preserved, but luxurious and contemporary cottages, named after some of its famous guests. Well-known guest JN Ding Darling, a conservationist and renowned editorial cartoonist for which he won two Pulitzer Prizes in 1924 and 1943, drew cartoons and wrote a book at Tween Waters Inn many of which line the walls at the Old Captiva House today. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, also drew inspiration for her bestselling book Gift from the Sea (1955) during her time on Captiva. We take great pride in preserving Tween Waters Inn and maintaining an old florida feel as our guests have called it, while still providing everyone with a modern and quality experience, said Tony Lapi, president of Tween Waters Inn and chairman of VISIT Florida. The historic designation is a great honor that will help our guests to understand the resorts storied past and hopefully preserve that quality experience for another 80 plus years to come. The Florida state historical marker can be found at the middle entrance to the resort, in front of the Old Captiva House restaurant. Chris Thompson, president and CEO of VISIT Florida; Tony Lapi, CEO of Tween Waters Inn; and Ed Fouche, senior vice president of travel industry sales for Disney Destinations Marker at Tween Waters Inn 4TH ANNUALREDNECK OLIMPICSSunday, May 27thOpening Ceremonies at High Noon Food & Fun For All Ages Bring The Whole Family All Events Held AtAmerican Legion Post 1234249 San-Cap Rd. (Mile marker 3) Sanibel, FLFor details call 472-9979 Cornhole Tournament All Day Nail Driving Beer Can Toss Dirtiest Work Truck Lizard Catch & Release Beer Belly Contest Rustiest Tool Beer Can Crushing Watermelon Bowling Beer Drinking Contest Dirtiest Sneaker Contest Beer Carry Obstacle Course Tire Toss Belching Contest GROG SHOP THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m. Mark West Pinot Noir $12.99Clos Du Bois Chardonnay $10.49 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio $22.99 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay $23.99 Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $21.99 Ketel One Vodka 1.75 ltr. $39.99 Captain Morgan Rum 1.75 ltr. $26.99 Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey 1.75 ltr. Reg. $47.99 SALE $42.99


ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201212 PTTS Snagging Tarpon At Boca Grande Passby Capt. Matt MitchellThe Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS) kicked off this past weekend at Boca Grande pass. This annual six-week long single day fishing event is becoming more controversial than ever with claims that jig fishing participants in the tournaments are snagging fish and doing long-term damage to our most prized local fishery. This catch and release high dollar televised event on one hand brings lots of anglers and money to our area to tarpon fish yet on the other hand is damaging tarpon stocks. Boca Grande has been a staging area for huge concentrations of tarpon for millions of years before they move offshore out to the loop current to spawn. The biggest tarpon caught in the pass are spawning females. The majority of tarpon found in the pass are average size 100pound males that follow the big breeding females. This pass has two functions in a tarpons long life span; to eat and to mate. Tarpon are a very slow growing fish, living to a estimated 75 years plus. When a big fish over 150 pounds usually a spawning female is landed in the PTTS, it is lip gaffed, towed in to a weigh station, lifted out of the water and stressed out all for television. Most of the boats in the tournament are sponsored and are looking for TV time to get their sponsers name on national TV. This is the only tarpon tournament in the pass that involves gaffing and weighing fish, all other pass tournaments are judged and won on most releases. Since the introduction of the breakaway jigs in the early s, tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass changed forever. Boca Grande Pass is the only place that these break-away jigs are used to catch tarpon. The pass has such large concentrations of tarpon that when the jigs are dropped down into the huge tightly packed schools of fish, the line will wrap on the fish then pull tight snagging the jig on the outside of the mouth and gill plates. The PTTS is the only tournament held in the pass where the jig is the most widely used method of fishing. Since the beginning of tarpon fishing in the late 1800s, live bait drift fishing was always the preferred method to catch tarpon in the pass. Boats would keep a reasonable distance from each other and drift through the holes where the tarpon stack up in waiting for a bite. A fish would eat the bait and you would be hooked up. Once anglers started using the jig method, outboard boats started running up on the highest concentrations of fish and dropping the jigs straight down. This basically ruined it for the local guides who had live bait fished for generations. This jig method of aggressive fishing makes great TV but is simply not good for the long-term tarpon fishery. If you have ever been to Boca Grande Pass during tarpon season, you know what I am talking about; a hundred or more boats will all be rub rail to rub rail then all pick up and run to where the fish pop up or show up on the sonar. Most of the guides that fish the pass are from out of town and come to Boca Grande every year to simply make the money. Its not their back yard like it is ours and most of them do not take care of it like the local Boca Grande native guides have for more than 100 years. The debate on jig fishing Boca Grande has been going on for more than 20 years and will no doubt continue. Seeing so many boats in the pass is a spectacle and does make for great TV and the bottom line, money. In my personal opinion, I would much prefer to fish tarpon just about anywhere else. My idea of a good time on the water does not include angry boat raging captains all around me, tangled lines, crowds, excessive outboard motor fumes and fish jumping into boats. Although the live bait guides that have fished the pass for generations will probably never have that fishery completely back, lets do everything we can to help the tarpon stocks that helped make our little place in paradise what it is today. 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 captmattmitchell@aol.com. 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 islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Jumping tarpon ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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13 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 Birds Eye ViewSanibels Interior Wetlands System Part IIby Mark Bird WestallDuring the winter of 1983, Sanibel received an exceptional amount of rainfall and I began to notice that the exotic Brazilian pepper started showing signs of stress. Always the dreamer, the thought occurred to be me that maybe it would be possible to somehow restore the interior basins capacity to hold water to a more historical level. After all, wasnt Sanibel the environmental community? In the spring of 1984, I broached the idea to the natural resources committee of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). I had come up with an idea of building extensive berms around the undeveloped part of the wetlands to protect the neighborhoods from flooding and a pumping system that would keep water at an acceptable level in the developed areas. The mayor of Sanibel at the time was on this committee and he immediately threw out the idea, saying that the citizens would never support the idea of the city spending tax dollars to actually let the island flood more. I shouldnt have been surprised, I guess. Isnt that what civilized peoples do? They drain wetlands, but they never restore them if they live in them? So I let the idea drop. But within several months, I was at City Hall (I had just been appointed to the Planning Commission) and the city manager approached me saying that the city had received many complaints about all the flooding that had happened in the low-lying neighborhoods. He explained that the old weirs were old and dilapidated and incredibly inefficient and there seemed to be some support on council for rebuilding the weirs. He had heard about my idea and was interested in talking to me about my ideas. If they were going to rebuild the weirs, why not do something to help the natural system as well? Johnson Engineering was hired to see if it was possible to hold higher water levels during the rainy season and not cause unacceptable flooding in the surrounding neighborhoods. They were ecstatic about the project because throughout Southwest Florida, all they were ever asked to do was to find ways to drain the wetlands system; never were they asked to find a way let the natural system flood, but still protect the integrity of the developed areas. They came up with a plan that would split the island into two basins, or watersheds. The eastern half of the island from Beach Road to Tarpon Bay Road would be one basin and the western basin would go from Tarpon Bay Road all the way up to Chateaux Sur Mer. The eastern part of the island was already too heavily developed so they proposed to only raise the new weir for this basin to a height of 2.8 feet; an increase of only .4 of a foot. But the less-developed western basin, Johnson Engineering said, could hold the water as high as 3.2 feet (an increase of .7 feet) and not significantly affect the surrounding developments. That meant a huge amount of preserved land including the Bailey Tract of the Refuge, the mostly undeveloped San Carlos subdivision, the main SCCF preserve and the refuges botanical site could all eventually function more naturally. But as the mayor had pointed out at that first meeting, when word got out about what the city was thinking about doing... man, you should have heard the arguments against the proposal! Because one of the major reasons for raising the ability of the wetlands to hold water was for Brazilian pepper control, there were those who claimed that the pepper liked water and raising the water levels wouldnt kill the pepper, only make it more happy. A new fight was brewing on the island. This new fight was not brewing between the old arguments of who was in favor of development and who wanted to coexist with the natural system. This new fight was pitting environmentalist against so-called environmentalist. On one side were those who idealistically believed that humanity can co-exist with the natural world in a sustainable way, and on the other side were those who deep down inside (probably not even realizing it) wanted to use those environmental concepts to justify forcing the rest of humanity to move somewhere else. Both sides appeared on the surface to support the same high ideals, but the second group when finding that co-existence meant letting that snake or alligator live in their backyard or, in this case, building my home in the middle of the wetlands meant that, occasionally, it was going to get wet on their land, well, that just wouldnt do. I like to call this second group, Im an environmentalist, but(t)... 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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201214 The Case of The Broken X-Ray Machine T h e C a s e o f T h e B r o k e n X R a y M a c h i n e R a di o g rap hi c test i n g i s essent i a l to di a g nos i n g an d treat i n g our i n j ure d pat i ents. Th e X R a y camera on our ra di o g rap h has died. Please hel p us raise $ 18,000 to e n su r e th e ca r e o f ou r l oca l wil d lif e P O Box 150 S anibel FL 33957 Please write X-Ra y Machine on the reference line of y our chec k ( 239 ) 472-3644 ext. 22 8 www.crowc li n i c.org $ 8, 100 CROW Case Of The Week: Baby Release Sights Neededby Patricia MolloyImagine watching energetic otters frolicking in and around your pond or seeing a male osprey sky-dancing above its treetop nest on your property. W ith the summer approaching, the clinic has a large number of healthy babies ready for release, but not enough locations to which they can legally be released. Most of the babies raised at the clinic from babyhood do not need to be returned to the exact location in which they were found, since they were too young to have established a territory. Off island is where space is most needed, as 85 percent of CROWs patients come from across the Sanibel Causeway. The clinic currently has a few birds and many turtles, squirrels, rabbits, opossums, raccoons and otters that are ready to be returned to the wild. Only a certain amount of animals can be released on one property in order to avoid infestation and over-population. With otters, for example, approximately six will be set free together at one site; the location cannot be used again by CROW for a minimum of three years. If anyone has private property with a lot of land and would be interested in having wild mammals, birds or turtles released on it, call CROW. The clinic will review the set of guidelines with property owners to determine if their place is suitable. Some of the questions include: Is the property wooded? Is there a pond? Is it safe from free-roaming dogs? Be a good steward of the environment and help CROW in its efforts to find a safe haven for our precious native wildlife. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic. org. This baby osprey was brought into CROW in April and will be ready for release soon Otters are playful and intelligent Many young raccoons are ready for release


15 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Help Us Help CROW Winners Announced We were excited to host a fundraiser for CROW, stated Randy Bacik, CEO of Royal Shell Vacations. The response and support for CROW from our guests and local residents was enthusiastic. We were able to raise $2,480 this season. I want to congratulate all the winners who are now able to return to Sanibel/ Captiva and enjoy our islands and the wildlife CROW is so instrumental in caring for. Our Facebook postings and print releases brought in entries from as far away as Canada. Our students, staff, volunteers, and especially our patients, would like to thank the entire Royal Shell Vacations team for their support, added CROW executive director Steve Greenstein. Royal Shell Vacations has been a continuous and generous supporter of CROW and has been instrumental in helping us save the lives of many of our native andcontinued on page 21 Steve Greenstein, right, executive director of CROW, with Royal Shell Vacation employees, from left, Kris Slagle, Barb Harrington, Megan Gausepohl, Sarah Campbell and Janet Curtis Trouper The Blind Raccoon Appearing At CROW June 1Trouper, the most famous blind raccoon on the islands, will be introduced by his caretaker, Dot Lee (Miss Dot), and author Kyle Miller at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 1 in CROWs Visitor Education Center on Sanibel. With a photographic PowerPoint presentation, Lee and Miller will tell Troupers amazing story from his life-threatening head injury at 8 weeks of age to becoming a certified animal ambassador for educational purposes. Trouper is at the heart of a wildlife education program for children called Troupers Teachings. The mission of the program is to teach children to respect and protect wildlife. He cannot survive in the wild due to his physical injuries. A victim of animal cruelty, Trouper is blind, cannot smell, feed himself or climb. But with permits from the State of Florida and the USDA for educational purposes, Trouper has appeared at schools, libraries, organizations and other events around the Fort Myers area. He is a very docile, unique and unforgettable critter. CROW offers daily presentations from Tuesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. in their Visitor Education Center on Sanibel Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org or call 472-3644 ext. 228. Trouper the raccoon


ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201216 Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days 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... Zonta Awards ScholarshipThe Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva last week presented its Young Women In Public Affairs award of $250 to Samia Noorut Islam, a Fort Myers High School senior who aspires to a career with the World Health Organization as an epidemiologist with fellowships in oncology. It is truly a personal goal of mine to become involved in international research programs for prevention of diseases, Islam wrote in her application for the award. From my international travels to my parents home countries of Morocco and Pakistan, I have seen the pain and suffering that many citizens go through due to a lack of proper health care, and I hope to change that in any way possible. Islam is headed to Loyola University in Chicago where she will study molecular biology and international relations. When accepting the award, Islam joked, I sound better on paper! She went on to say, Its sad. Everyone talks about our generation as the one thats going to change things, but things havent really changed that much. Islam said she is determined to do her part. Samia has an aura that makes people from all backgrounds feel good when they are around her, Social studies teacher and Model UN Advisor Peter Ndiangui wrote in his letter of recommendation. She is a widely traveled person and has great respect for people from all backgrounds. Her pleasant personality and concern for others enable her to get along with virtually everyone. Zontas Young Women in Public Affairs program is designed to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector and to show volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women. We want to encourage young women to pursue careers in public policymaking and government and to further their education with those aims in view, said Barbara Nagle, president of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. The chapter has named the award for Carla Johnston, former Sanibel mayor and community activist, who died one year ago. For more information about Johnston, go to www.carlabrooksjohnston. com. Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva President Barbara Nagle, Zontian Ellen Strobel, awardwinner Samia Noorut Islam and her mother Alia Islam 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" From page 6Summer Camp At Dunesessentially hamstringing the business. Leilani Sivsov, general manager at The Dunes, explained that she submitted her application for a conditional use permit to the city in late April, only after advertisements for the summer camp began running in local newspapers. Like several members of the commission, she was unaware that such a permit was required to operate the camp. The Dunes wants to become more a part of this community and offer more amenities for families to use and enjoy, she said. Following some additional debate on the planning departments requiring such permits, Smith suggested that the applicant offer more broad hours of operations as well as additional periods of the year including the winter break in December and January when The Dunes may want to offer similar camp activities, so they would not be required to return before the commission. Chairman Michael Valiquette made a motion to approve the application, subject to the hours of operation be extended to 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and adding during school breaks, which was seconded by Smith. The motion passed unanimously. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


17 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 Samuel Guerrero Jr. caught a 6.5foot 200-pound nurse shark just past Blind Pass on Captiva on April 26. His tackle was a Penn Fierce 8000 with 65 lb. braid and 80 lb. mono leader. The bait was a Jack crevalle that he caught a few moments before. The weather was perfect, the waters just a bit choppy. This sport is a two-man operation and would not have been possible without the help of Guerreros brother Nate Buffa. Guerrero said, It was a magical and powerful experience encountering this beast of the sea. He was gentle to touch and eased itself back to sea. This shark was caught with the attempt to catch the Silver King (tarpon). So my hunt continues. Samuel Guerrero Jr. with the nurse shark he caught Shark Caught FWC Reminds Boaters To Boat Smart And SafelyBecause Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off summer activities, is right around the corner, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds all boaters in Florida to rededicate themselves to boating safely. Florida is a great place to enjoy boating year-round, said Col. Jim Brown, director of the FWCs Division of Law Enforcement. That weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer and means even more people will be out on the water. National Safe Boating Week (May 19 to 25) also presents an opportunity to emphasize the importance of remaining safe while boating. Memorial Day weekend is May 26 to 28. The safe-boating effort is timely, as 10 people have already lost their lives this year due to boating accidents. We want to reach out to as many boaters as we can to help them understand that most boating accidents are preventable, Brown said. FWC officers are committed to keeping people as safe as possible, but we need your help. The FWC reminds boaters to enjoy their time on the water by remembering a few safety precautions, such as remaining alert while operating a boat, wearing a life jacket at all times and designating a sober boat operator. According to the FWC, inattentiveness of the operator often contributes to boating accidents, and statistics show that more than 64 percent of the 66 boatingrelated deaths confirmed last year were attributed to drowning. The wide variety of comfortable, affordable and stylish life jackets on the market today offers all boaters the protection they need. Boating smart and safely could result in fewer injuries and deaths each year, Brown said. More information can be found by visiting www.MyFWC.com/Boating. (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 Sanibel Beauty SalonGive Thanks for why you have this 3-day weekend Were Seafood Savvy, are you? Seafood Savvy is an initiative of the SanibelCaptiva Chapter of START, supported by funds raised from the San-Cap Cracker Fest. Sweet Melissas Cafe Baileys Market Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille Lighthouse Cafe The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Traders Store and Cafe The Island Cow YOUR LOCAL SEAFOOD SAVVY RESTAURANTS AND MARKETS:WANT TO BE SEAFOOD SAVVY?Heres what you can do to help protect our Gulf waters and ensure that we have sh for the future: Visit your local Seafood Savvy Restaurants and Markets supporting Ocean-friendly shing and environmentally responsible aquaculture Ask your server or counter person which items are sustainable choices Visit Seafood Savvy at SeafoodSavvy.org and see the initiatives that are being taken to protect our oceans and future seafood Download and use the Seafood Watch mobile app by Monterey Bay Aquarium, a Seafood Savvy partner, which can help you buy sustainable sh when you are shopping or dining out. (App is available in the iTunes App Store and Android Market)There are plenty of sh in the ocean You may think so, but the reality is that our oceans are being overshed. The choices we make today will determine the fate of tomorrows seafood. The goal of Seafood Savvy is to help ensure that we have seafood for the future by educating consumers, chefs, restaurant and market owners about Ocean-friendly seafood.


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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 239.395.4022751 Tarpon Bay Road5-10 p.m. www.iltesoro.net 8:30 am 6 p.m.239-472-4300Tahitian Gardens Plaza ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201218 My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 28, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might have to turn your Arian charm up a few degrees if you hope to persuade that persistent pessimist to see the possibilities in your project. Whatever you do, dont give up. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A tip about a co-workers betrayal might well raise the Bovines rage levels. But before charging into a confrontation, let an unbiased colleague do some fact checking. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although a relationship still seems to be moving too slowly to suit your expectations, its best not to push it. Let it develop at its own pace. Youll soon get news about a workplace change. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A continually changing personal situation makes you feel as if youre riding an emotional roller coaster. But hold on tight; stability starts to set in early next week. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Believe it or not, someone might dare to say No! to the Regal Ones suggestion. But instead of being miffed, use this rebuff to recheck the proposition and, perhaps, make some changes. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might find it difficult to make a decision about a family matter. But delay can only lead to more problems. Seek out trusted counsel and then make that important decision. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Concentrate your focus on what needs to be done, and avoid frittering away your energies on less-important pursuits. Therell be time later for fun and games. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Although the conflicts seem to be letting up, you still need to be wary of being drawn into workplace intrigues. Plan a special weekend event for family and/or friends. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your quick wit helps you work through an already difficult situation without creating more problems. Creative aspects begin to dominate by the weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Be patient. Youll soon receive news about a project that means so much to you. Meanwhile, you might want to reconsider a suggestion you previously turned down. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) There are still some aspects about that new job offer you need to resolve. In the meantime, another possibility seems promising. Be sure to check that out as well. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Opening up your emotional floodgates could leave you vulnerable to being hurt later on. Watch what you say, in order to avoid having your words come back to haunt you. BORN THIS WEEK: Youre usually the life of the party, which gets you on everyones invitation list. You also have a flair for politics. On May 31, 1859, the massive clocktower bell known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high St. Stephens Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time. Just two months later, however, the heavy striker cracked the bell. On May 30, 1911, the inaugural Indianapolis 500 is run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. With the exception of a break in 1917 and 1918 for World War I and from 1942 to 1945 for World War II, the 200-lap, 2 1/2-mile race has been run every year. On June 1, 1926, Norma Jeane Mortenson -who will become known as the glamorous actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe -is born in Los Angeles. During World War II, a photographer discovered the naturally photogenic Norma Jeane while she was working in a California munitions factory. On May 29, 1932, the so-called Bonus Expeditionary Force, a group of 1,000 World War I veterans seeking cash payments for their veterans bonus certificates, arrive in Washington, D.C. One month later, that number had swelled to nearly 20,000 strong. On June 3, 1956, Santa Cruz, Calif., authorities announced a total ban on rock and roll music at public gatherings. Just two weeks later, Time magazine reported on similar bans enacted in Asbury Park, N.J., and San Antonio, Texas. On June 2, 1967, Capt. Howard Levy, 30, a dermatologist from Brooklyn, is convicted by a general court-martial of willfully disobeying orders. Levy had refused to provide basic instruction in skin disease to Green Beret medics, saying it would be used as a tool of political persuasion in Vietnam. He did 26 months hard labor and was dismissed from the service. On May 28, 1987, Matthias Rust, a 19-year-old amateur pilot from West Germany, takes off from Helsinki, Finland, and travels undetected through more than 400 miles of Soviet airspace. After Rust landed his small Cessna aircraft in Red Square by the Kremlin, an American diplomat in the Soviet Union joked, Maybe we should build a bunch of Cessnas. It was our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, who made the following sage observation: No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. If you are a stay-at-home mom, you probably wont be surprised by a recent study that found lower levels of stress in mothers who work outside the home than in those who stay with their kids all day. George Reeves is best known for playing the title role in the 1950s TV show Adventures of Superman. The role was a risky one, though -not in front of the camera, but during his numerous public appearances. It seems that fans wanted to test the strength of the Man of Steel, so they often kicked and punched him. At a 1953 appearance in Detroit, one boy pulled out his fathers loaded .45 Army Colt and aimed it at Reeves chest. By telling the boy that the bullets would bounce off his own chest and ricochet into the crowd, harming others, Reeves managed to get the boy to put the gun down. Though unenforced (and likely unenforceable), there is a law on the books in Tennessee that bars atheists, preachers and duelists from holding elected office. Are you lissotrichous? If you dont have curls in your hair, you are. Of course, you may not be able to tell if you are atrichous (bald), a condition that may be caused by trichotillomania, the compulsion to pull out your own hair. If youve been married for 40 years or more, you can be pretty confident that the union will last. Only 1 in every 1,000 marriages of such duration end in divorce. I have only one superstition. I make sure I touch all the bases when I hit a home run. -Babe Ruth THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


19 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 $3. 3. 99 99CrystalDrinking Water24 pack Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Friendly Faces, Helpful Friendly Faces, Helpful Personalized Service Personalized Service (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 New at Jerrys New at Jerrys Steam Your Shrimp Steam Your Shrimp To Perfection To Perfection While You Shop While You Shop Ad Effective May 25 May 31 Ad Effective May 25 May 31 Cuban Cuban Panini Panini $ $ 5. 5. 99 99 Feature Feature of the Week of the Week Gatorade G Series Gatorade G Series Corona Corona & Corona Light & Corona Light $ $ 14. 14. 99 99 12 pack 12 pack 79 79 lb Experience Taste! Experience Taste!Bananas Boulder River Boulder River Chuck Patties Chuck Patties $ $ 9. 9. 99 99 2 lb. package 2 lb. package $ $ 6. 6. 99 99 8-pack 8-pack Morning Meander At Lakes ParkLee County Parks and Recreation is conducting a free nature walk with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, June 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Participants are requested to arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Participants should bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. Lakes Regional Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus, then turn right. Drive to the end of the road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the Lakes Park Train Station. This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. It is offered for free with paid parking. Parking is $1 per hour or $5 for all day. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576, or visit www.birdpatrol. org. Common yellowthroat Sea Turtle StatsSCCF is monitoring the nesting of sea turtles on Sanibel and Captiva. Below is where the islands currently stand with sea turtle activity as of May 21 as well as the previous two years for comparison. As of May 21, 2012 Sanibel East 6 nests, 9 false crawls Sanibel West 41 nests, 61 false crawls Captiva 20 nests, 31 false crawls As of May 21, 2011 Sanibel East 2 nests, 7 false crawls Sanibel West 20 nests, 28 false crawls Captiva 11 nests, 1 false crawl As of May 21, 2010 Sanibel East 0 nests, 0 false crawls Sanibel West 5 nests, 3 false crawls Captiva 2 nests, 5 false crawls For more information, call 472-2329 or visit www.sccf.org. Optimist Club Offers ScholarshipThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is offering a four-year college scholarship of $1,250 per year to one successful applicant. The applicant must be a recent graduate from a high school in Lee County, and apply to the Optimists according to the procedure spelled out in the three forms available online at www.sancapoptimist.org. Attention to detail, supporting information, a personal statement of objectives, personal recommendationa, etc., all presented in a straightforward manner are important inputs to the Optimists committee for final selection. The deadline for receiving applications is June 27. The award is expected to be announced by July 11. An additional reminder: The San-Cap Optimists will again sponsor the very popular Fourth of July Road Rally. Details will be available soon.


ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201220 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 e k e k Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y y We Now Serving Fresh Free Beer for Veterans Free Beer for Veterans 11am to close 11am to close on May 28th, 2012 on May 28th, 2012 SFWMD, County Team To Improve Water QualityBuilding on a shared commitment to improve water quality, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is partnering with Lee County to build a new wetland preserve to clean stormwater before it enters the Caloosahatchee River. The SFWMD Governing Board recently approved a $300,000, one-year cost-share agreement with Lee County to design, construct and operate an 18-acre filter marsh on the 77-acre Powell Creek Preserve, a Conservation 2020 preserve. This new filter marsh is exactly the type of project that will provide important water quality benefits to the Caloosahatchee River, said SFWMD Governing Board member Dan DeLisi. Combined with other water quality projects and best management practices, the Powell Creek Preserve Filter Marsh furthers our joint effort with Lee County to protect this vital resource for the region. Situated in North Fort Myers, Powell Creek is a natural tributary of the Caloosahatchee River. The tributary watershed is home to a diversity of plant communities, including mesic flatwoods, slough, scrubby flatwoods, hydric hammock and depression marshes. Pop ash trees, buttonbush and Carolina willow are also common to the creek and its floodplain. The area provides habitat to a variety of native bird and animal species including threatened gopher tortoises. The project involves construction of the 18-acre filter marsh located on disturbed portions of the preserve. Existing wetlands on the preserve were enhanced and incorporated in the site design. Once completed, water from the creek and associated canal will be diverted through the series of shallow and deep wetlands, allowing sediment to settle and plants to absorb nutrients that would otherwise flow to the Caloosahatchee. The water will then flow back into the creek and downstream to the river. Benefits of the effort include: Improved water quality for the Caloosahatchee River; Increased water storage; Enhanced wildlife habitat; Additional recreational opportunities, including hiking and wildlife viewing. The project is a part of the Caloosahatchee River Watershed Protection Plan. Developed by a variety of public and private interests, the watershed protection plan involves the evaluation of various alternatives using best available tools and scientific information to identify science-based and technologically feasible options for improving ecosystem health in the Caloosahatchee River. To date, approximately $31.4 million in State and SFWMD funds have been invested to implement protection plan activities and projects. In addition, $100 million has been invested toward the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) Caloosahatchee River (C-43) West Basin Reservoir project. Moving forward, the Governing Board has committed $19 million over the next five years for water storage and treatment within the Caloosahatchee watershed. Several projects are now under way. The Powell Creek Preserve Filter Marsh builds on the longstanding partnership between the District and Lee County. In 2011, the SFWMD partnered with the county to restore Lakes Park to benefit water quality and natural systems in the Estero Bay watershed. The ongoing project entails construction of 40 acres of filter marsh connecting the east lake to the west lake, resulting in a flow-way that reduces nutrients, improves oxygen content and enhances conditions for native wildlife. $1.00 o all Mixed Drinks $1.00 o all Wines 50 o bottled Beer At the Bar AND in the Dining Room Nightly from 4:30-7:00! Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid with any other coupon. Expires 06/01/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 www.matzaluna.netNEW HAPPY HOURFresh Seafood, Veal, Chicken, Pasta and Sanibels ONLY wood red pizzaServing 7 days from 4:30-9:30


21 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 Americas Armed Forces Thanked With Free PassesTo show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 Armed Forces Day the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance for active duty military members and their dependents to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and every unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System, as well as National Parks and other federal lands. Through the years, military members, especially those far from home in times of conflict, have found inspiration and rejuvenation in Americas wild landscapes. Their dedication enables all Americans to enjoy these special places in safety and security, said Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe. This new pass gives us a way to thank members of the Armed Forces and their families for their service and their sacrifices. Active duty members of the U.S. Military and their dependents can pick up their pass at the Ding Darling Refuge, located at 1 Wildlife Drive on Sanibel Island. Passes will be issued at the fee booth at the beginning of Wildlife Drive to those active duty military members and their dependents who show a current, valid military identification. More information is available online at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html. Currently, 35 units of the National Wildlife Refuge System charge entrance fees. This military version of the America The Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass also permits free entrance to all of them, as well as to all sites managed by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Forest Service that charge entrance fees. The pass is also available through these federal agencies. We are very proud to be able to give something back to our brave men and women of the Armed Forces and their families, who have given so much to our country said refuge manager Paul Tritaik. Refuges across our nation offer outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities, and we hope this will encourage them to relax and enjoy nature with their families at Ding Darling NWR or any of our other outstanding refuges. While this pass covers active duty military members and their dependents only, many military veterans and retirees are eligible for other discounted passes, such as the Senior Pass for U.S. citizens over 62 and the Access Pass for permanently disabled U.S. citizens. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Services National Wildlife Refuge System and the military have strong ties. More than 200,000 acres of the refuge system are former military lands, and nearly 50 of the 556 units in the refuge system include lands transferred from the military to the Fish and Wildlife Service. Following World War I and other major conflicts in our nations history, thousands of returning veterans have taken advantage of outdoor recreational opportunities on refuge lands. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employs some 1,400 veterans in full-time and temporary positions, equal to nearly 20 percent of the agencys workforce. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www. fws.gov. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d by : Follow us on acebook Tropical Salad! c a ca a Tropic T Tro o p i c Yucatan Shrimp! Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com From page 15CROW Winnersmigratory wildlife neighbors. We thank them for their commitment to improve the quality of life for people, birds and animals in our local community. Winners were two repeat Royal Shell Vacations guests and one Fort Myers resident. A sincere thank you goes out to all who entered the Help Us Help CROW raffle. Royal Shell Vacations and CROW truly appreciate your generosity and support.


ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201222 NIGHTLY SPECIALSMonday Magic Meatloaf w/brown gravy Tuesday Grilled Skirt Steak w/chimichurri Wednesday Jerk Chicken Thursday Sushi & Sashimi Friday Still Lobstah Night Saturday New England Fish Fry Sunday Battle of the Ribs (BBQ vs Prime) Happy Hour Daily 4-6 10-Midnight $6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only)Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 4:00pm -12.00 am 7 days472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.sanibelsportsbar.com If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water. we would be serving it under water. THE LAZY FLAMINGO THE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue 472-5353 472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 3 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia 283-5959 283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way 472-6939 472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 4 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers 476-9000 476-9000 DAILY DAILY LUNCH LUNCH SPECIALS SPECIALS H H b-t H H b-t pm pm n :bf-r n :bf-r Dr D .tf Dr P .ff Dr D .tf Dr P .ff From page 1Mongol RallyFor as long as he can remember, Sprankle has been the adventurous-type When I was 14, my parents and I went on a trip to the Galapagos Islands, he recalled. We spent a week on a boat weaving our way through this little archipelago that sits right on the equator. Oddly enough, it reminded me of Sanibel. Sprankle and his Mongol Rally teammate, Sean Miller, will take part in the 10,000-mile ultramarathon, which begins at Goodwood Circuit in Chichester, England on July 14 and ends in Ulan Bator, Mongolia around August 10. The duo have named their Mongol Rally partnership The Goat Rodeo. In addition to raising money for the rallys dedicated charity, The Lotus Childrens Centre Charitable Trust, Sprankle and Miller have selected to support Doctors Without Borders. Asked which countries or places he was most interested in visiting during the Mongol Rally, Sprankle answered with an enthusiastic, Everywhere! I guess the Altai Mountains are what Im most looking forward to seeing. The northernmost part of a chain of mountain ranges that include the Tian Shan and Himalayas, the Altais traverse the borders of Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia, he added. I really hope to see a significant amount of Cold War relics old statues of Lenin and rusty military hardware are in order.continued on page 30 The Mongol Rally route, from Chichester, England to Ulan Bator, Mongolia image courtesy Google Earth


23 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 Plant SmartGreen Antelopehorn by Gerri ReavesGreen antelopehorns (Asclepias viridis) clusters of purple-hooded green flowers make a striking addition to a butterfly or natural garden. A member of the milkweed family, this flower is also called green milkweed. The word viridis in the Latin name refers to its green color. Like other milkweeds, green antelopehorn plays a vital role in the survival of the queen and monarch butterflies. The clusters, or umbels, are comprised of small five-petaled flowers, each with five purplish or rosy white stamens. As the name implies, the cluster takes the form of an umbrella, with all flower stalks arising from a common point. The wildflower can reach up to two feet tall. Narrow leaves of three to five inches long appear on stems that can be erect or sprawling. The yellow or bright pink leaf midveins add a dramatic color contrast. This native wildflower prefers full sun and well-drained limestone soil. It is very drought-tolerant but not salt-tolerant. In South Florida, it blooms from late winter into early fall. In the wild, it occurs in sandy pinelands, including Floridas pine rocklands, habitat largely destroyed or drastically altered because its relative elevation and dryness made it good for development. Being poisonous to cattle helps the plant persist in the wild. The wind disperses the seeds from the pods. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, plants.usda.gov, and regionalconservation.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Green antelopehorn, also called green milkweed, is a larval host and nectar plant for queen and monarch butterflies photo by Gerri Reaves 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 lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 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. Friday Fish Fry $17.95, Saturday 2 for 1 Prime Rib Special $29.95 and Sunday BBQ $17.95. Also the create your own messy sundae bar is back on Saturday and Sunday from 2-3 PM for $4. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Sunday: Bad Banditos Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT.


ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201224 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellAs one of his last official duties as SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club president, Joel Ospa conducted a wrapup/club assembly meeting reviewing his June 2011-June 2012, year in office. Ospa put together an outstanding video presentation of our Rotarians in action; a montage of pictures with club members participating in a broad range of activities starting with last years 4th of July Rotary parade float. Ospa is a bit of a techie and so has not only been working on this video, but has spent an enormous amount of time designing a new web-site for the club; check it out sanibelrotary.org. You can find out about Rotary itself, upcoming and past club activities, future speakers, and how to help Rotary with international projects such as-Polio Plus, Gift of Life, WheelChair Foundation, Miracles in Action, Clean Water Projects throughout the World, and local projects; Barbaras Friends at The Childrens Hospital, NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) Lee County, Special Equestrians, Blessings in a Backpack, and Sanibels CHR, FISH, SCCF and Sanibel Bike Club. Check out the website out and email me and let me know what you think at srjewell@embarqmail.com. Coming soon you will be able to find Sanibel-Captiva Rotary on Facebook and receive information on Twitter. To get on our Facebook Friends list or signup for Tweets from Rotary, email srjewell@embarqmail.com. The meeting was not just about Ospas personal accomplishments for Rotary but about the clubs accomplishments for the year. Robert Monk, chair of our major club fundraiser of the year, the Sanibel-Rotary Club Arts & Crafts Fair, gave a detailed report regarding the financial aspects of the fair. Numbers were announced for booth fees, gate fees, silent auction, tab ad sales, and all were up from last year, except for tab sales. There was a slight drop here but only because one of our larger advertisers had to cut their ad budget back for the year. Hopefully that will change for next year. The overall net figure for this event was up from last year and that will help in our giving to local and international projects. Since it is the end of our Rotary year, the club had some last minute check presentations to complete before the start of June. John Nicholson, board member of Blessings in a Backpack, received a $5,500 for their 2012 year program here on Sanibel. Ospa and a few other Rotarians also took a road trip overseas to Fort Myers Rotary Sunrise Club to present a $5,000 check to their club to help us with our SanibelCaptiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair. This in turn will help support their projects in the community (one of which is Wounded Warriors). Just in the past few months, checks have been presented to Barbaras Friends, Honor Flight for WWII veterans to fly to Washington to view the WWII memorial and sites of honor in Washington, Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Trails in Motion, and a plethora of other projects and programs. On the drawing board is a major donation earmarked for the Heights Foundation, when their community center opens in the fall. Chet Sadler reported on our water projects in Peru, Tanzania, and Haiti. All are in their final stages and, other than Haiti, have green lights on all projects. Haiti is still waiting on approval from their government. Every 15 seconds a child will die somewhere in the world from lack of clean water. Rotary is dedicated to changing this statistic. It has been an amazing year for Rotary. We have worked hard but also played hard. Socials are held on a regular basis and the camaraderie and friendship are an important element of the success of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club. Come join us and experience this for yourself. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. For further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. Rotarian Tony Gropp, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club President Joel Ospa and Blessings in a Backpack Board Member John Nicholson Attention 2012 GraduatesThe Island Sun is looking for photos and information from local 2012 graduates to appear in the newspaper. If you are graduating or know a local grad, we need your help in obtaining the following information: Students name, school, plans for school or college in the fall. Please mail, drop off or email information along with a photo to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957; press@islandsunnews.com. Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request.


25 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012Shell Museum To Participate In Blue Star ProgramThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts. gov/bluestarmuseums. I believe that welcoming our men and women in uniform and their families through the Blue Star program is one way to recognize their dedication and all the hard work they do on behalf of the country. We are pleased and honored to host the American military at the Shell Museum, said Dr. Jos H. Leal, director/curator for The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The shell museum officially launched the program on May 22. Through Blue Star Museums, the arts community is extending a special invitation to military families to enjoy over 1,500 museums this summer, said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. This is both an opportunity to thank military families for their service and sacrifice, as well as a chance to create connections between museums and these families that will continue throughout the year. Especially for families with limited time together, those on a limited budget, and ones that have to relocate frequently, Blue Star Museums offers an opportunity to enjoy one another and become more fully integrated into a community. As we enter the third consecutive year of the Blue Star Museums program, we are happy to provide an opportunity for our nations service members and their families to connect with our national treasures, said Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet. Through this distinctive collaboration between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts and more than 1,500 museums across the United States, military families have an unparalleled opportunity to visit some of the countrys finest museums for free. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, contact the museum directly. To find out which museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/ bluestarmuseums. The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning. 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 Lunch Dinner And Late Night JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM MONDAY SATURDAY & ALL DAY SUNDAY!www.the shhouserestaurants.com239.472.77701523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island OPE 1 A. IGHT OPEN FROM 11 A.M. MIDNIGHT Glass of House Wine, Domestic Draft or Well Drink!OR Slice of Key Lime Pie FREE FREEWith purchase of entre. Valid for Lunch 11am-4pm. Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 5/31/12 F F R R O O M M I I D D N N Make your reservations today! 1231 Middle Gulf Drive 1231 Middle Gulf Drive 472-4646 472-4646FINE DINING IN A CASUAL ATMOSPHEREDont forget Lunch is Served Daily at our Beachside Tiki BarRESTAURANT& TIKI BARBest Kept Secret On The Island Dinner for 2 Dinner for 2 for $30.00 for $30.00 with a glass of house wine each with a glass of house wine each Choose any entree from our Choose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENU* SUNSET DINING MENU* Choice of: soup or salad comes Choice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil bread and fresh herb olive oil Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily! Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily! (Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays) (Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays) *Excluding Grouper. Expires May 31, 2012 *Excluding Grouper. Expires May 31, 2012 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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27 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 $ 8. 00 OFF ANY BOTTLE BOTTLE $ $ 25 OR MORE. 25 OR MORE. ALL EVENING. ALL EVENING. Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid with any other coupon. Expires 06/01/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 www.matzaluna.netWINE WEDNESDAYSFresh Seafood, Veal, Chicken, Pasta and Sanibels ONLY wood red pizzaServing 7 days from 4:30-9:30 Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Rd. in the Baileys Plaza GEORGE & WENDYS SEAFOOD GRILLE Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Menu, Sunday Brunch, Game Room, & Outdoor Seating(239) 395 -1263 for reservations or take-out EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Free appetizer with purchase of 2 entrees, if seated before 6pm, or half price appetizers from 4 6pm.COME CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH US. ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR & half price appetizersrom 4 6pm. r half price appetizers f rom 4 6pm Sheer Enchantment At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauThe magic of Rogers and Hammersteins Cinderella is delighting audiences at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Its a show for all ages, with wonderful talent, exceptional choreography, beautiful sets, glorious costumes and unforgettable songs. The show opens with the Herald, played by John Ramsey, one of my favorite actors, announcing by song that The Prince Is Giving a Ball. The towns people join in and its a great way of telling theater goers that they are in for a terrific show. Next we meet Cinderella (Adrienne Griffiths), her wicked stepmother (Kathi Osborne), and her two daughters Portia (Shannon Connolly) and Joy (Amy Marie McCleary.) Osborne, Connolly and McCleary look like they stepped out of a comic book. Their outrageous costumes and wigs are a hoot and they handle their roles with enthusiastic hilarity. Griffiths has a lovely voice as we first hear when she sings In My Own Little Corner. I forgot how familiar I was with the songs in the show. Lovely to hear them again. Prince Christopher is played by Adam Clough. Hes a handsome chap with a voice to match. Its a treat to hear him with Griffiths as they sing Do I Love You Because Youre Beautiful? They make beautiful music together and separately. Paul Crane and Jennie Hollander have fun with their roles as king and queen. Regina Harbour is splendid in her role as Fairy Godmother. The show is directed by Paul Bernier, who has a ton of credits behind his name. The same can be said for choreographer Amy Marie McCleary. If anyone had asked, Will the real Cinderella please stand up, there no doubt would have been several little girls, beautifully coiffed and dressed, who would have raised their dainty hands. They looked like they were ready to go to the ball and dance all night with the prince. The entire family will enjoy entering the melodic kingdom of Cinderella. It plays through June 23 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Kathi Osborne, Amy Marie McCleary and Shannon Connolly Adrienne Griffiths and Adam Clough


ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201228 Pop Rock Meets Pure Country Piano pop rock singer-songwriter Whitney Wolanin ( Honesty, which reached #22 on the Media Base chart) of Sanibel strikes a prom pose with country star Lee Brice at the party celebrating his recent number one hit, A Woman Like You Photo Credit: Victoria Wolanin, TopNotch Records Folk Art, Film Editing, Puppetry And Dance Part Of Summer Arts CampSummer Arts Camp at BIG ARTS is an excellent way for children to get creative and keep engaged during the summer break from school. BIG ARTS is now accepting camper enrollments for its weekly sessions. Camp will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 4 through July 27. This years activities include acrylic painting, ceramics, dance, photography, puppetry, improvisational acting, music appreciation, film editing, folk art and general arts and crafts. Tuition for campers entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall is $130 per week. If attending three or more weeks, the cost is reduced to $115 per week. Middle and high school students have the option to attend camp solely as a student or select to participate in the fine arts apprentice program, spending half the day as a student and the other half assisting instructors of K-5 classes as a volunteer to receive community service hours. Middle and high school tuition is $80 per week. Courses include photography, basket weaving, film editing, painting, and writing. In observance of Independence Day, there is no camp Wednesday, July 4. Tuition is adjusted during this fifth week of camp to reflect the four-day session. Tuition assistance is available; contact BIG ARTS for an application. Sponsor Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, L.A.T. Foundation and Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank. For further information on registration for Summer Arts Camp or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Kids performing on stage at BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp in 2011 VOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t ntf r b Tb Gt Pt Wf FREE WI-FI Ft r b L-B Ft r b L-B751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER 5-7pm Mimosas, Bellinis & Sangrias One for each person at the table (over 21 years of age) to toast for you at the table. The entire table can enjoy a complimentary toast with purchase of 2 or more entrees (cannot be used with any other promotion or coupon) Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black Check out our early dining Check out our early dining special o ers & we honor special o ers & we honor any any Kiwanis coupon for Kiwanis coupon for the months of the months of May and June 2012 May and June 2012 ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS 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 06/01/12 $15.99 BUY ONE ICE CREAM GET ONE FREE Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians


29 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 Find Us on Facebook Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly Three Sanibel School Students Are RecognizedMitchell Rice, Audry Paul and Haley Keller, all 7th graders, were recently recognized for their performance on the SAT or ACT by the DUKE Tip program, which selects student across the country to participate in their program based on their academic achievements. This year, Lee County had 218 students participate in the DUKE seventh grade SAT or ACT testing, of those 70 qualified for state recognition including Rice, Paul and Keller. Mitchell Rice, Audry Paul and Haley Keller with principal Barbara Von Harten 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) Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-4www.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350


ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201230 From page 22Mongol RallySprankle also discussed the challenge of driving a vehicle which he has never driven before across lands where he is not familiar with the roads and may not understand the languages. Once the car is obtained, I will be buying the service manual so I can mechanically familiarize myself with as much as possible. We are going to try and bring a case of motor oil, spare tire and a wheel. Maybe some spare air filters for the desert portion. I think that the wheels and suspension could get totally wrecked while driving the 1,000 miles of rock-riddled roads, Sprankle added. Another thing is that the steering wheel will be on the right side of the car. As soon as I land in London, I plan on jumping in the car and driving 100 miles south to the start point. Wrong side of the car wrong side of the road very adventurous. According to Sprankle, his team has established a goal of raising (approximately $4,752) to be divided equally among the two charities. In addition, his personal expenses are around $6,500, including $2,000 for gas, lodging and food, $2,000 for airfare to England and return from Ulaanbaatar and about $2,000 for his half of the initial purchase of the vehicle. Following the rally, the 1,200-cc or smaller vehicles are either donated to charity, or sold with all proceeds going to charity. Local businesses from Sanibel or Captiva who would like to see their logo placed on The Goat Rodeo vehicle as it travels across mountains, plains, deserts and remote regions between the United Kingdom and Mongolia are invited to have a bumper sticker placed on the automobile for a $100 donation. For additional information on bumper sticker sponsors, contact the Island Sun at 3951213. Those interested in sponsoring The Goat Rodeo or underwriting Sprankles expenses for the Mongol Rally should send an email to jsprankle7@gmail.com or call 239-849-7801. Turtle Tracks Offered At SCCFLearn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation is doing to protect them. SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff monitor every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches each morning from May 1 through October, looking for tracks to nests laid the night before or nests that have hatched. The next Turtle Tracks program will be held on Thursday, May 31 at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road. The program is free to SCCF members and children or $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 or visit www.sccf. org for more information. Volunteers dig a sea turtle nest where hatchling activity is evident Dee Serage-Century stakes a sea turtle nest during last years nesting season Top Ten Books On The Island1. Fifty Shades of Grey EL James 2. Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh 3. Night Vision Randy Wayne White 4. Catching Fire Suzanne Collins 5. Fifty Shades Freed EL James 6. Dry Grass of August Anna Mayhew 7. Heat Islands Randy Wayne White 8. Fifty Shades Darker EL James 9. Columbus Affair Steve Berry 10. Fault in Our Stars John Green Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Assisted Living Road Rulesby Priscilla FriedersdorfTravelling our island paradise takes some cunning these days. You can go to the vicinity of Baileys after 10 a.m., but you must return before 3 p.m. You can go anywhere on the island for happy hour or an early bird dinner as long as you choose a restaurant or bar located west of home base. Once you find a parking place at Jerrys crossroads, walk to all destinations from Dixie Beach to the Community Church and trust the Sanibel policeman to get you across to the Bank of the Islands with your deposit intact. Buy a large Coke and a Big Mac for sustenance if you return to the island before 2 p.m. If an arts and crafts show or the shell fair is scheduled, buy something for dinner as well. Always have bottled water and a book of short stories in your glove compartment for backups involving emergency vehicles. Unless you want to hit a couple of buckets of practice balls at The Dunes, dont try the Dixie Beach/Sandcastle/ Bailey Road bypass after 4 p.m. Traffic aficionados know to keep a wary eye out and avoid speed traps from Tarpon Bay to Casa Ybel. Middle Gulf Drive to Lindgren Boulevard presents new vistas and in sheer desperation a circuitous route from Middle Gulf Drive to the far eastern reaches of Periwinkle often succeeds in the execution of a rear guard maneuver. Leave the beach while the sun is at 3 oclock high; if you are on Captiva, leave within one hour of putting your towel down. Advise your friends in Naples, Bonita, Fort Myers Beach and Cape Coral that you will look forward to seeing them in October. Do as a resourceful couple in Gumbo Limbo does; stroll over to Traders for happy hour...but choose a designated walker for the return trip. Breakfast on Sunday at The Island Cow or Lighthouse Caf? Jump in the car in your pajamas! Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference SANIBEL ISLAND BOOKSHOP 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 | 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Receive a sterling silver bracelet with the purchase of a decorative clasp.


31 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownPinup Ladies by Raymond BuckToo young to be drafted or enlist for a war all agreed had to be fought but not too young for Rita Hayworth who blossomed publicly in poster form kneeling on a bed in a lacy negligee thanks to an older cousin in uniform who managed to get two of five million Rita pinups and share one with the kid Ah Rita what a beauty a photo prized by a youth entranced by breasts and a smile who in manhood learned that satin negligee sold for almost $27,000 without Rita in it then too old for beauty pinups on his wall but not so old that appreciation had waned he spied an advertisement in the newspaper full page Elizabeth Taylor in her prime the lad had matured in his sense of beauty Elizabeth dead being auctioned remembered nearly one thousand items including jewelry at Christies Auction in its Big Apple galleries costumes haute couture fashion memorabilia items celebrating a beauty more memorable than even Rita (who married just as often) could go to New York to see everything $30 to buy a ticket to galleries (plus sales tax) cost of plane tickets (plus tax) taxi (plus tip) hotel overnight in city (plus tax) seating limited to registered bidders (five lots) (cost of registering .. priceless) (on line bidding for sixth lot) going to have to pass on this auction should have saved the Rita poster to go with the newspaper black ink grey halftone of Elizabeth not bad for the price. Raymond Bucks first book of poems, South of Providence, was published in 2009. A member of a Sanibel writing group, he reads his poetry at Writers Reads and whenever anyone asks. He also writes for and about the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village on Sanibel Island. For consideration, please send typed poems with a short biography to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Attn: Don Brown or send a Microsoft Word attachment to donbrown@ alum.mit.edu Reading Program Begins June 2The Summer Reading Program at the Sanibel Public Library again takes a charitable turn. Last year, the Reading For Others! program proved to be a great success for island children. Through the program, children donated 570 books to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Each child completed assignments and read throughout the summer, earning points. The points accumulated and were turned in for books that the children selected for themselves and the children at The Childrens Hospital. This year the children will be doing a wonderful thing by Reading For Others! and will have a lot of fun as well. The kick-off for the Summer Reading Program will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. until noon. The program will run through Friday, August 3. Special programs are for children of all ages and will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Teen VIP After Hours will be held each Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. for 6th graders and older. Reading For Others! is sponsored in part with the support of the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its generous donors. For more information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 4722483. BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE ISLANDS! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel239-395-2300www.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 06-01-12. 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! Palm Ridge RoadPeriwinkle WayW EHungry Heron Across from CVS Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on


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Remember Remember Those Who Those Who Served Served NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 48 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 25, 2012 B BSECTION Jim Sprankle delivers the ceremonial first pitch of the ballgame National anthem singer Casey Owens and Miss-A-Miracle Richard Johnson and Kevin Ruane welcome the crowd to Islands NightHighlights From Sam Baileys Islands Night more photos on page 16BHoliks Fifth Graders Sweep Essay Contest by Jeff LysiakWhen students enrolled in Amy Holiks 5th grade class at The Sanibel School submitted their entries to the Lee County Retired Teachers Associations annual essay contest, their teacher as well as her entire class was hoping that at least one of them would be selected a winner. But none could have imagined that her pupils would be lauded with first, second and third place. On Friday, three representatives from the Lee County Retired Teachers Association surprised Holik and her students by delivering prizes to the top three essayists from The Sanibel School, as well as a handful of honorable mention awards, in a brief ceremony. We are all so thrilled and excited, said Holik, who has taught 5th grade at the school for the past two years. All of the kids worked so hard all year long, so something like this is just a bonus on top of a great school year. First place went to Dahlia Dry, second place to Julia Coin and third place to Kathryn Kortegast. The subject of this years essay contest was to write a favorite memory about a grandparent. Drys entry, which focused on her first experience sledding down a hill with her grandfather one winter, was also selected to be entered into a statewide essay contest. I was very impressed with the class colorful and creative words they used, said Margot Reigle, a LCRTA representative who taught for a total of 55 years. Their vocabulary is outstanding. They really made their writing come alive. Coins narrative shared memories of her grandma, who loved all shades of pink and collecting old family photographs. The caliber of writing was very high, especially for 5th graders, said Connie Besco, a retired teacher with 34 years of experience. The dialect and the details were superb. Overall, their quality was just superior. Holik said for her students, writing stories about their grandparents was an continued on page 10B Fifth grade student winners and honorable mention entries from the Lee County Retired Teachers essay contest pose with teacher Amy Holik, principal Barbara Von Harten and LCRT representatives Connie Besco, Melva Martin and Margot Reigle at The Sanibel School


ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 20122B Hortoons American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, May 27, come to the American Legion Post 123 for the 4th annual Redneck Olimpics. Opening ceremonies begin at noon. There will be games, food and fun for all ages. Music with Robby Hutto starts at 1 p.m. and the Troublestarters begin at 6 p.m. Every Wednesday, Marty Stokes & the Captiva Band will play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Every Monday night, Post 123 hosts a 9-ball pool tournament starting at 6 p.m. Spectators and new players are always welcome. This weeks winner of the first match was Dennis Bender. Jack Dalton took second. The second match winner was George Sell, with Jack Dalton taking second. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are welcome. Every Friday, a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich is on the menu all day. Other menu items include a half-pound burger. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m., located at Mile Marker 3 on SanibelCaptiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 Chuck BergstromISLAND RESIDENT, REALTORWWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. Beautifully furnished two story home. Beautifully furnished two story home. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... $729,000 $729,000557 N. Yachtsman Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Great location... only a short walk to the beach. Great location... only a short walk to the beach. $629,000 $629,000673 East Rocks Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. Screened lanai, large pool on approx. 1 acre parcel. Screened lanai, large pool on approx. 1 acre parcel. $2,595,000 $2,595,0004203 Dingman Dr. 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Beautifully landscaped. Weekly rentals. Beautifully landscaped. Weekly rentals. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Boat dockage available to owners. Boat dockage available to owners. $255,000 $255,000Tennis Place C-35 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Screened lanai. Great Screened lanai. Great WEEKLY WEEKLY rentals! rentals! Under building parking and storage. Under building parking and storage. $799,900 $799,900Pine Cove 1A Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. $599,000 $599,0009319 Kincaid Court 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... $599,000 $599,000476 Las Tiendas Semper Fi Semper Fi HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY


Real Estate We make it easy. You make it home.We make it easy. You make it home. Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley Bayside Villas 5326 Large 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Sunrise over the Bay Great Rental or Personal Getaway Located at South Seas Resort $639,500 MLS 2110071 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Panoramic Beach Front 2 Acres of Ultimate Sanibel Real Estate Gated Subdivision Gulf Ridge Sophisticated but Casual 4BD/4.5BA Elevator, Wood Floors, Gourmet Kitchen $4,250,000 MLS 2120422 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Stunning, Private Sanctuary Residence 4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms Located on Oversized Lot/Spacious Rooms Awesome Pool/Spa & Entertaining Areas Private Elevator & Model Furnished $1,995,000 MLS 2101101 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Key West Style Hideaway Sanibel Overlooking 3 Intersecting Canals Gorgeous Island Kitchen Boat Dock and Lift Only Minutes to the Open Water $995,000 MLS 2100239 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302 Bayside Beauty 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Over 3,350 Living Sq. Ft. Spectacular Wide Open Water Views Waterfront Pool & Spa $2,995,000 MLS 2120595 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Private Oasis 4BD/5BA Featuring 7,000 S.F. Living Space 200 of River Frontage Resort Style Pool/Spa with Waterfall Panoramic Nature & Water Views $2,995,000 MLS 2120571 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Walk to Beach and Bay Sanibel Furnished 4BD/4BA East End & Steps to Beach Large, Heated Lap Pool Gourmet Kitchen with Granite $899,000 MLS 2701743 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Premiere Commercial Building Prime Periwinkle Way Frontage Front 2,434 S.F. Upscale Dining Rear 3,097 S.F. Impressive Of ce Space Completely Remodeled $2,850,000 MLS 2120448 Burns Family Team 239.851.2696 Sundial Beach Resort Sanibel Recently Updated 1 Bedroom, 1-bath Tile Flooring Throughout Beach Front Complex $279,900 MLS 2900975 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Prestigious St. Charles Harbour 4 Bedroom Waterfront Oasis 256 ft. directly on the River New 40 ft. dock accomodates up to 70 ft. boat Call today for your Private Showing $3,295,000 MLS 2110821 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Sunset Captiva Captiva 2 Bedrooms, 2.5-Baths Beach and Boating Updated 2-Level Beach Home Located in the Village $669,000 MLS 2801611 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Sanibel Harbours Direct Access 3BD/2BA with Wide Basin Location Private Pool, Brick Paver Deck Dock with 10,000lb Lift Volume Ceilings & Spectacularly Updated $1,595,000 MLS 2120141 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Beach Cottage Themed Condo Blind Pass on West End of Sanibel 2 Bedrooms/2Baths, Remodeled Virtual Tour @ www.BlindPassA105.info Pool, Tennis & Convenient to Captiva $410,000 MLS 2120116 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Herons Landing Immaculate 3BD/2BA Deck Home Charming Post & Beam Construction Natural Sanctuary Setting Community Pool/Tennis/Clubhouse $879,900 MLS 2110459 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Barefoot Way Magni cent 6 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths Gulf Front Luxury with Privacy Multiple Lanais, Beautiful Pool & Spa Gourmet Kitchen/Huge Master Suite $6,250,000 MLS 2111185 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Private Courtyard Estate Captiva 4BD/4.5BA Andy Rosse Villa Private In-Law Suite State of the Art Kitchen Secluded Pool and Spa $2,375,000 MLS 2120187 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShell.com NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING3B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012


4B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 FL Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097. Williams & Williams Re Lic 1032049. Thomas L Williams Auc Lic AU1112. Sanibel Home Auctions in Julywilliamsauction.com 800.801.8003 real estateauction 1644 Atlanta Plaza auction Sanibel: Great business opportunity! Newly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle Way. $ 1,399,000 Gulf Harbour: Breathtaking Riverfront Estate! With over 5,300 sq. ft of finest quality design and dcor in Edgewater. $ 3,050,000 Fort Myers: This magnificent two-level, 6 bedroom / 5 bathroom masterpiece offers the ultimate in elegant living on 1 acre. $ 1,950,000 Captiva: Exquisite condominium in Lands End within th e South Seas Island Resort, 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom. $ 1,299,000 Thomas Hopf 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/sanibel Trust Companys Starkey Delivers Talk On Transitions And Your Financial LifeAdria Starkey, president of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company delivered a guest lecture recently on Transitions And Your Financial Life to the Membership Directors Association of Southwest Florida, hosted at The Quarry. Her talk focused on how to be prepared to thrive in todays interesting and dynamic business climate, including an overview of putting ones life in order, cutting through the clutter and making wise decisions about your personal life, your career and your financial future. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company provides wealth management services including investment management, trust administration, and financial counseling to individuals, families, businesses, non-profit organizations and endowment funds. Ms. Starkey has served on the boards of numerous civic and charitable organizations since moving to Collier County in 1988, including The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Shelter for Abused Woman and Children, the Naples Children and Education Foundation, the University of Florida Harn Museum National Council, the Community School of Naples, the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, the Collier County Economic Development Council and the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council. Adria Starkey Beaches Of Fort Myers & Sanibel Makes Cut On Top 20 Events ListThe Southeast Tourism Society (STS) has named four events on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel to their Top 20 Events List for October through December 2012. Those that made the esteemed list were: The 26th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship The 7th Annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival The 28th Annual Christmas Luminary Trail and Open House The 38th Annual Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates The American Sandsculpting Championship takes place on Fort Myers Beach. Each November, the celebration attracts dozens of renowned sand sculptors from around the world, along with over 50,000 attendees. Gaze at the sand-crafted masterpieces during the five-day event (November 7 to 11). The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival is a fun-filled celebration on the Great Calusa Blueway, a 190-mile marked trail once navigated by the Calusa Indians. This four-daylong celebration of all things paddling, takes place at several locations throughout the county in November. The Annual Christmas Luminary Trail and Open House is held on Sanibel Island on December 7 and Captiva Island on December 8, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The streets sparkle in the night, as 2,000 holiday candles and decorations illuminate the islands pathways, store fronts and houses for a three-mile stretch. Edison and Ford Holiday Nights oozes that old Florida charm. During the monthlong celebration, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates comes to life with holiday decorations, reflecting the 1920s-30s era. Visitors can tour the properties at their own pace or opt for a guided tour with a historian from 6 to 7 p.m. This event is open December 1 to 30, except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The STS Top 20 Events List recognizes festivals and special events across the Southeast region each month. STSs acknowledgement is validation of an events success and caliber, and often gains the winners extensive exposure and media coverage. To qualify for the Top 20 List, events must have a minimum of 1,000 people in attendance and be in at least its third year of existence. The Top 20 List is published quarterly and winners are chosen through a nomination process. Founded in 1983, the STS is a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to the tourism industry. The STS works to promote and develop tourism throughout the Southeast and highlight the best of the region. It has a membership following of 900 businesses and organizations. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


5B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 FISH Receives Donation From Pure Sanibel Island T-Shirt SalesPure Sanibel Island T-shirts give back to the island community with every shirt purchased. Maggi Feiner, executive director of FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel, received the first Pure Sanibel Island T-shirt donation representing 20 individuals who designated FISH as the recipient of the proceeds of their shirt purchase. FISH lends a helping hand to those in need who live, work or visit Sanibel and Captiva by providing free services such as transportation, food pantry, meal delivery, health equipment, and emergency financial assistance through a group of volunteers who care about enhancing the quality of life for all those who request help. For more information, visit www.fishofsanibel.com. To date, Pfeifer Realty Groups Community Support T-Shirt Campaign has raised $970 for local non-profit organizations that work diligently to keep Sanibel and continued on page 6B Maggi Feiner and Eric Pfeifer Sanibel Air Tech Finds Missing Ring After Two Yearssubmitted by Ida VaynbergScott Rowan never thought hed see his wedding ring again. He even managed to lose another one in the last two years, prompting his daughter to purchase a dummy ring for him to wear on the job. Two years ago, while on a job for Sanibel Air Conditioning, Inc., Rowan was doing some work in the attic of a house located on Sanibel. That particular job required that he work with mastic, but he didnt have a pair of gloves on him, so he used his bare hands. He finished the job, cleaned up and left. Later that evening, he realized that his ring was gone. My wife, Shawn, was so mad at me, because thats the ring that we got married with, Rowan said. I kept trying to remember what could have happened to it, and all I could think of is that it must have come off when I shook my hands to clear them from the mastic. Rowan was not too concerned about rushing back to customers house, because they were loyal customers. He also knew he would be back there at some point. Except that it was for much longer than he had anticipated. A couple of weeks ago, Rowan was finally able to return to that residence for a job. He went upstairs into the attic and opened the hatch. Remembering what he had lost there, he looked around, and much to his surprise found a dried piece of mastic with his ring embedded in it on the floor. Other contractors had come through there for different jobs, so it had been stepped on and completely crushed, Rowan said. If you didnt know what you were looking for, you would have never known what it was. For now, Rowan will continue wearing the dummy ring. Shawn was very happy to see it returned, but plans on holding on to it to make sure that such a valuable keepsake does not get lost again. Scott Rowan and his wedding ring 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 at Sanibel Square 472-HOME(4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Stunning large near-beach canal home with pool & dock $899K Canal-front lot with patio dock & wide water views in Shell Harbor lot $930K Large pie-shaped cul-de-sac parcel near Clam Bayou & Bowmans Beach $449K One of the last single-family lots in The Dunes golf & tennis community $299K Lot in small community of olde-FL-style homes, shared amenities too $249K Sanibel River Estates near-beach lot close to deeded gulf access $199K Raised home on Southwinds Dr with this beach path $499K 3-bedroom 2-1/2-bath home in The Dunes for just $324.9K Noticed all the new construction? Sanibel lots are selling again already sold this year, compared to 19 in all of 2011. Not many buildable residential lots remain, so if constructing your own home is part of your future plans, do not delay. Gulf-front fully-remodeled 2nd floor income-producer $999K Gulfside Place penthouse with expansive beach view $974K Great value if you want income, ground-level & this view $699K Lowest-priced near-beach condo on Sanibel $149K 2-bedroom condo with this beach path at Seashells $274K Solid income at Sundial Resort with this Club Suite $349.9K Best price at Sanibel Arms West, summer improvements $399.9K Corner 2 bedroom with beach view at Kings Crown $599K Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate David Anderson Office Manager & Closing Coordinator Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator & Notary Susan Andrews Realtor Broker-Owner Call or e-mail Susa n@SanibelSusan.com for island inventory lists (updated weekly)


6B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 Rec Center Revised Fitness Class Schedule Islanders are encouraged to stay Fit 4 Life this summer by taking advantage of Sanibel Recreation Centers many fitness class offerings. Check out the revised fitness schedule below. Back by popular demand, Cycle Zone will be offered on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www. mysanibel.com. From 5BT-Shirt SalesCaptiva the unique unspoiled paradise islands that they are today. Stop by Pfeifer Realty Groups Boutique Office, located at 1630 Periwinkle Way (between Heart of the Islands Shops and Jerrys Market),to pick up your 100% Pure Sanibel Island T-shirt today. For complete details and links to all participating organizations, visit www. PureSanibel.com. Runners, Sponsors Wanted For 10K Race 4 FISH The fourth annual 10K Race 4 FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel has been scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 13. It will be held at The Community House on Sanibel and is organized in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club. Last year, 396 runners participated in the race, which is expected to attract more than 450 participants this year. FISH is now calling for sponsors, runners and volunteers to show their support for the organizations largest fund-raising event of the year. We have several sponsorship categories and we are asking businesses and individuals to help support our race, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. We really hope that everyone can join us again this year as we share our island with the 10K runners. I cannot say enough how important everyone involved is to us, we are always grateful for your support. More than 40 island businesses and organizations sponsored the 10K race in 2011, and over 120 people volunteered to support and execute a great event. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will alsocontinued on page 9B


8B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012Around The Islands With AnneRelocated Gallery Aims To Be The KOR Of Island Styleby Anne MitchellKOR recently moved from one space in Baileys Shopping Center to another space almost three times bigger in the same center and with the relocation comes a revamped operation that is more gallery-oriented with space for local art and artists. Roman Kropp and co-owner Kathy Craig have created an impressive setting for art of all kinds paintings, sculpture, furniture and accessories in a spacious area with vaulted ceilings and an industrial vibe. Theres plenty of room for viewing art from many vantage points. So attractive is the new gallery and the powerful lighting within, that Kropp is always hearing from people that they stopped at night and peered through the windows, liked what they saw, and returned when the store was open. This space will definitely draw you in since the grouping and placement of the art is both appealing and inspiring. Along with the changes, KOR is also offering interior and exterior design consultation. Just about everything you see in the gallery is for sale, so if theres a particular vignette that appeals, speak up. If you like KORs style, you can recreate it in your own home. As for outdoor design, Kropp will assist with environmental landscaping and features such as sculpture gardens. An example of what he can offer is a pair of authentic Japanese farmers lanterns and a huge collection of vintage Japanese fishing floats that customers display en masse both outside and inside. Kropp says besides buying from local artists, he is also interested in buying from collectors, whether it be paintings, sculpture, unique furniture and antiquities. We have some very important coffee tables and lighting and a collection of 1960s masks from Papua, New Guinea, which can no longer be exported, he said, as an example of the kinds of items hes interested in buying. We have sharpened our eyes and want to bring in things that are unique to the island, Kropp added. KOR also has large canvas abstract paintings by Daniel Folwatschni, a prominent German artist. He encourages collectors to contact him if they are reducing their collections perhaps to downsize a home or to make room for other pieces. The same applies to local artists. Drop in and talk to Kropp or Craig. Among local artists whose work is currently is displayed are artists Pam Broderson, Lisa Brown, Sissy Januk and Danny Morgan, glassmaker Donald Richardson, paper sculptor Lynn Russell and metal sculptor James Ferrari. On a small scale, KOR carries soy candles in charming containers, the ever-popular Beach Soap, saris, sarongs and scarves from Europe and the Far East, and SeaBags, functional totes made from vintage recycled sails. KOR is in Baileys Center Shops at 2467 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 239233-7060. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.COUPON BOOK THROUGH MAYWe know that summer on the islands brings sizzling weather but it is also a time for retailers to offer some special deals once the high season crowds have left. Sun Dollars, the Island Suns monthly discount coupon book, is small enough to slide in your purse or pocket for when youre in our local stores and restaurants. The May books discounts include: The Island Cow, 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 10 percent off breakfast with coupon, from 7 to 11 a.m.; The Sanibel Sprout, 2330 Palm Ridge Road 10 percent off entire purchase at this organic health food store, including fresh organic produce, gluten-free and vegan products and supplements and neutraceuticals; Rinaldis Shoes & Art Gallery, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel $5 off any shoe $20 or over and $125 off all original acrylic paintings by Tony Rinaldi; Beachview Golf Course, 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel 18 holes of golf with cart, $40; Hungry Heron, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 10 percent off lunch or dinner; Sanibel Island Books & Gifts, 1571 Periwinkle Way Buy four books, get one free (of equal or lesser value), and 25 percent off any one item of clothing; The Great White Grill, 2440 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 10 percent off your entire bill; Captiva Cruises, 472-5300 $2.50 off each adult ticket on Cabbage Key, Useppa And Cayo Costa cruises and $1 off on dolphin adventure cruises and sunset cruises; RC Otters,Cantina Captiva, Keylime Bistro and Captiva Pizza, Yogurt & Gifts, all on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva 10 percent off purchase; Sanibel Day Spa, Periwinkle Place 10 percent off various services; Jacaranda, 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 10 percent off entire check, or free bottle of wine ($25 value); Sanibel Beauty Salon, 2330 Palm Ridge Road 15 percent off purchase of any three items; Barefoot Charters, 281-1963 $50 off any trip, and show a receipt from Sanibel Beauty Salon and take off another $10; Courtneys on Sanibel, 1231 Middle Gulf Drive Dinner for two with a glass of wine each for $30; Banner Pool Service, 1633 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Free pool thermometer with any in-store purchase over $25; Island Pizza, 1619 Periwinkle Way and 2496 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel Buy one pizza, get one half off; Suncatchers Dream, 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel 10 percent off your purchase; Island Life Custom Cleaning, 579-0200 10 percent off a cleaning and 10th cleaning free; The Stone Crab, 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Buy one entre and get the second at half price; She Sells Sea Shells, 1157 Periwinkle Way and 2422 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 20 percent off any single item, cash sales only; Il Tesoro Ristorante, 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Buy one, get one glass of wine free between 5 and 6 p.m.; Island Pharmacy, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 10 percent off all products excluding prescriptions; The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel $5 off new Wednesday Nine & Dine Scramble (regularly $35); Sanibel Fish House, 1523 Periwinkle Way Free glass of house wine, domestic draft, well drink or slice of Key lime pie, valid for lunch 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, 1700 Periwinkle Way $1 per pound off Boars Head deli meat and 40 cents off a 24-pack of Crystal drinking water; Renees Artisans of Fine Jewelry, 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Watch batteries installed for $10.99; Big Dog Surf Shop, 459 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 10 percent off purchase; Individual stores in Periwinkle Place are offering various discounts up to 25 percent (see coupon book for details).LIVE ON THE ISLANDS An eclectic collection of home dcor items at KOR Glass sculpture with shells by Donald Richardson at KOR Vignette at KOR featuring painting one of several on display by Daniel Folwatschni, a prominent German artist Antique dresser and candlesticks with Folwatschni canvas Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.


9B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment nightly. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, May 25, Joe McCormick and Barbara Smith, singing and dancing; Saturday, May 26, smooth music and dancing with Irishman Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, May 27, Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop; Monday, May 28, Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop dancing and great music; Tuesday, May 29 Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals; Wednesday, May 30, Prime Rib & Prime Jazz with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation featuring vocalist Mr Swing Paul Ventura performing smooth jazz classics; Thursday, May 31, Joe McCormick for popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. Il Cielo, 1244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, has live entertainment with Dan Tudor on Fridays and Gary Duke Earle Saturdays. Phone 472-5555. Thistle Lodge at Casa Ybel features John McLane on Fridays; Dan Tudor on Saturdays. Casa Ybel is at 2255 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-9200. Danny Morgan plays and sings Saturdays and Sundays poolside at Coconuts at Casa Ybel. Cips Place has live music from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with Jimmy G on steel drums. Steve Scooter Reynolds performs Thursday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Cips is at 2055 Periwinkle Way. Phone 472-0223. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its 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. Traders features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. The Stone Crab A Shrimp & Seafood House, features Steve Reynolds on Wednesdays, Gene Federico on Thursdays and Slow Deal on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant is at 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 4720305. 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 are 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. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment as follows: Wednesdays, Robbie Hutto, guitar and vocals; Thursdays Karaoke; Fridays Anthony Wayne, guitar and vocals; and this Saturday, May 19, Robby Hutto & The Absent-Minded. All performances start at 8 p.m. except Karaoke, which starts at 9 p.m. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@aol.com or 395-2299. Il Cielo To Close For The SummerSanibel Islands newest five-star Italian fine dining restaurant, Il Cielo, will be closing for the summer and will reopen in the fall. Located at 1244 Periwinkle Way, the restaurant opened in January to rave reviews from local food critics and enjoyed a very successful first season of business. We were very excited to have such a successful opening and first season and very thankful to all of our island patrons, said part-time Sanibel resident and Il Cielo principal investor John Boler. A majority of our clients have returned to their northern homes for the summer, but we look forward to welcoming them back to Il Cielo when we reopen in the fall. Boler added that any of the restaurants remaining food from the season will be donated to local food pantries supported by Il Cielo, including FISH and Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. For more information, visit www. ilcielosanibel.com. From page 6BSponsors Wantedbe a trade fair, aimed at the runners and their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. For more information on the sponsorship levels, benefits and form, visit www. fishofsanibel.com/fish-10k. Attention 2012 GraduatesThe Island Sun is looking for photos and information from local 2012 graduates to appear in the newspaper. If you are graduating or know a local grad, we need your help in obtaining the following information: Students name, school, plans for school or college in the fall. Please mail, drop off or email information along with a photo to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957; press@islandsunnews.com. Please note on emails: Class of 2012. Photos will be returned upon request. www.IslandCoastExperts.com www.IslandCoastExperts.com CONDO ON THE BEACH 2 BR with updated kitchen and baths. Excellent rental income and on site rental of ce. Gorgeous views. Small 21 unit complex with pool, tennis, grills, shuf eboard & elevator. Furnished & equipped. $849,000. AFFORDABLE/INCOME PRODUCING2BR/2BA top oor, bright corner condo. Across from beach. Pool, deeded beach access, tennis, barbeque grills. 3 day rentals allowed generating good rental income. 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BondurantRealtyGroup.comMary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 Scan With Your Phone See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 Great Opportunities Sea Shells of Sanibel, Unit 6 Larger remodeled 2nd oor corner unit with 2BR/ 2BA; Enclosed lanai for additional living space and private view of the sanctuary. Excellent rental history; on site rental program w/ 3 day minimum.O ered at $345,000 Sea Shells of Sanibel, Unit 26Beautifully decorated 2BR/2BA corner unit. Good rental history. Enjoy short walk to the beach, relax by the pool or play tennis at this quaint complex from your screened porch.O ered at $274,000Commercial Opportunities Commercial Causeway1177 Causeway Blvd. The rst commercial location upon entering Sanibel. O ered For Sale or Lease. Call Fred at 239.281.5356 Commercial LeaseSanibel Promenade 695 Tarpon Bay Road High tra c location across from Post O ce. O ce Condo For Lease NegotiableCall Fred at 239.281.5365 Oceans Reach 2D2View View View! Not only does this corner 2nd r 2BR/2BA condominium have terri c views of the Gulf but it also has impact resistant windows with quality construction.O ered at $749,000 740 Durion CtStep into this immaculate home and you will nd serene views of the Sanibel River with the conservation area behind. Watch the wildlife from the open living area or from 2 of the 3 bedrooms Kitchen w/island has hard surface counters. Solar panels to keep your pool heated in the cooler months. ALL OPENINGS MITIGATED WITH PANELS/SHUTTERS.O ered at $599,000 UNDER CONTRACT 1415 SandpiperThis immaculate, 2 BR/2 BA, 1/2 duplex sits on Horseshoe Lake in the desirable Dunes Gol ng Community. Boasting a remodeled kitchen with granite tops, this bright and airy home awaits you. Feel secure with windows protected by shutters and panels. Sun and enjoy the lake views on the spacious deck. O ered turn key.O ered at $329,000 UNDER CONTRACT1647 Sand Castle RdGreat Dunes Duplex Deal! 3 BR 2.5 BA 1/2 duplex with panoramic views of lakes and greens on the 18th fairway in the Dunes. Price Reduced...O ered at $325,000Great Duplex Opportunity Happy Memorial Day UNDER CONTRACT11B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012


12B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 239-472-2626www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) GOLF$49 before 3 pm $39 after 3 pmRates expire 8/14/12. Must present ad e Law O ce ofJanet M. Strickland, P.A.23 Years Experience Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probates & Estates Business & Corporate Law Sale of BusinessVisit Us Online at www.jmslawyer.com 472-3322 e Village 2340 Periwinkle Way Suite J-1 Sanibel, FL 33957(Located in the executive o ces behind the shops) A Survivor Of Two Plane Crashes That Killed His Entire Family, Austin Hatch Plans To Play College Hoopsby Ed FrankToo often, those of us who follow sports and write about sports become too occupied with the mainline stories of millionaire athletes and billionaire team owners, not to mention the almost daily foibles of players running afoul of the law. But the following is a gut-wrenching story about a young basketball player who survived two airplane crashes the first that killed his mother, sister and brother, and the second that took the lives of his father and stepmother. Just 16 years old when he miraculously survived the second crash last year, Austin Hatch of Fort Wayne, Indiana announced recently that he plans to play basketball at the University of Michigan next year. And while Michigan coach John Beilein cannot discuss the matter until the youngster signs a letter of intent this fall, apparently the school will offer Hatch a full scholarship despite the fact that he is still recovering from a serious head injury as a result of the accident. Hatch was a star player at Canterbury High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana and had made a verbal commitment to Michigan before the plane crash last summer near the Charlevoix, Michigan airport that killed his father and stepmother. His father, Dr. Stephen Hatch, an anesthesiologist, was piloting the plane enroute to their summer home in northern Michigan when it crashed into a garage near the airport. A similar accident in 2003 in Indiana, again with Dr. Hatch at the controls, killed his wife and two children. Although Austin has not yet been cleared to play basketball, he recently told the Detroit Free Press that he will be on the court with the Wolverines in 2013. He trusts his doctors to tell him when he can play. The most difficult thing is just missing my biological family, because I am the only one left. I wish there was an instructional manual in how to deal with this kind of loss, he was quoted. My grandpa, Jim Hatch, is as close a thing there is to my dad and he has been very instrumental in helping me with the recovery process, he added. Whether Hatch ever becomes a star at the University of Michigan is of secondary importance to the fact that he already is hero knowing the heart break and physical pain he already has endured. Everblades Two Wins From Kelly Cup As we went to press early this week, the Florida Everblades hockey team was within two victories of its first Kelly Cup ECHL Championship. Before a near-sellout crowd of 6,822 at Germain Arena last Friday, the Everblades skated to a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory to move up two-games-to-one over the Las Vegas Wranglers in the best-of-seven series. The Kelly Cup finals resumed Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Germain, with the final two games, if necessary, moving back to Las Vegas tonight, Friday and Saturday. In the 14-year franchise history of the Everblades, this is the third time the team has played for the Kelly Cup, losing both times previously. Fourteen minutes into the overtime last Friday, Floridas Matt Marquardt ripped a wrist shot past Wrangler goalie Joe Fallon for the winning goal. The Everblades goalie, John Muse, continued his brilliant post-season play by stopping 32 of 35 shots on goal.continued on page 26B 1. Robby Thompson hit in 21 consecutive games in 1993. 2. Barry Larkin of the Reds in 2000. 3. Chicagos Gayle Sayers, at age 34, was elected in 1977. 4. Twenty-three consecutive seasons. 5. Mario Lemieux in 1988 (three goals) and 1990 (four). 6. Clint Dempsey, with Fulham in 2012. 7. Janica Kostelic set the previous record in 2006 (1,970). ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last San Francisco Giants player before Buster Posey in 2010 to have a hitting streak of more than 20 games? 2. Name the last shortstop before Clevelands Asdrubal Cabrera in 2011 to have five hits and two home runs in the same game. 3. Who was the youngest player to become a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame? 4. How many consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances did North Carolina mens basketball coach Dean Smith have during his career? 5. Only one player has recorded two hat tricks in NHL All-Star Game history. Name him. 6. Who was the first American to score a hat trick in English Premiere League soccer? 7. In 2012, Lindsey Vonn set a womens skiing World Cup points record for a season with 1,980. Who had held the mark?


13B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com East End Retail CenterNewly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,399,000 FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 When my wife and I have a cross word with one of our daughters, it isnt uncommon for them to secretly get on their cell phones to dial grandma from the privacy of their bedroom to complain. They get to vent about what rotten parents Patti and I have become and how we are being so unfair or otherwise overly demanding of them. Imagine asking your daughter to pick up that wet towel off of the floor of her room for the hundredth time. How unreasonable! But having caring and loving grandparents is good. It balances out the family dynamic. Grandparents tend to provide a broader, calmer perspective. Theyre not in the heat of the battle, and theyve been through those battles before. So its interesting for me as an estateplanning attorney to see how, in their estate plans, grandparents treat their grandchildren. A predominant school of thought is to leave everything to the children and let them take care of the grandchildren. Sometimes, however, the grandparents want to include the grandchildren directly in the estate plans. And heres where it gets interesting. Suppose that son Robert has two children and the other son, Richard, has three. So if grandpa leaves each grandchild $10,000, then Roberts side of the family receives an extra $20,000 of bequests, while Richards side of the family receives $30,000. So, is that unfair? Its all how you look at it. If you are trying to treat Robert and Richard equally, you could argue that Richard is getting more. But is he really? My experience with these issues is that grandparents tend to change their perspective on treating grandchildren equally over time. Allow me to explain. While the grandchildren are young, (from birth through high school or college age) the grandparents tend to think of the grandchildren as extensions of their children. In other words, Richards children should only get $6,667 each while Roberts children each get $10,000 so that both sides (Robert and Richard) are treated equally a total of $20,000 to each side of the grandchildren. As the grandchildren exit college, however, the grandparents tend to think of them as their own individual unit with no difference as to whether they are offspring of one son or the other. In other words, as the grandchildren enter young adulthood, anecdotally I would tell you that in my experience, the $10,000 bequest to each grandchild doesnt seem to bother grandma and grandpa as much. They think of their grandchildren more as independent young adults and less as extensions of one side of the family or the other. It gets trickier when there are stepchildren involved. Blended families are much more common today than they were a generation or so ago. And in many cases, the step-grandparents have a close relationship with their step grandchildren. Here, the grandparents have to make a decision whether the step grandchildren should receive anything at all or if they do whether they receive the same amount as the biological grandchildren. Complicating matters further is that many dont understand how the law works. When you leave amounts to a child per stirpes, and if that child predeceases you, then unless you have a specific provision to the contrary, that deceased childs stepchildren do not receive amounts from your estate. If, on the other hand, your child has legally adopted the step-grandchildren, then they are no longer step-relations. Adopted grandchildren are treated under the law the same as biological grandchildren. You can decide to treat step-grandchildren (who have not been adopted) the same as biological grandchildren by so stating in your will or trust. But you actually have to make an express statement in your estate planning documents to have them treated that way. Often, grandparents dont know what they should do about step-grandchildren. Should they be treated the same as biological grandchildren? Should they be treated half as well? Should they not be mentioned at all? Will their child be offended if their stepchildren are not provided for the same way as the biological grandchildren are treated? There are no right or wrong answers. Each family is different. The relationship between the grandparents, the parents and the grandchildren will usually dictate how this all plays out. I usually encourage my clients to talk to their children to get their feelings on these matters. But ultimately it is the decision of the client what they want to put into their will or trust. The best way to approach these issues is to look into their own hearts to decide whats best for them and their families. Because ultimately how you decide to treat your family blended family and all in your estate plan is how you feel about those who are close to you. Whether you have a large estate or a more modest estate, it really doesnt matter. What matters most is the relationships that you enjoy through the years. Because I know that when my kids feel upset with Patti and me, our parents feel warm and special that our kids want comfort from them. And all of that means more than anything a will or trust can say. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerSpoiling The Grandchildrenby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Insurance Tip Citizens Board Sensitive To Criticismby Marge MeekIn the past, media attention has turned to the state legislature on increases and rulings regarding Citizens, because elected officials determined the caps on rate increases and timing. But with Citizens assuming a more autonomous role, the media has put the spotlight on the eight-member unelected board responsible for the unprecedented changes that are beginning to be rolled out. Board chairman Carlos Lacasa said that recent press reports on Citizens have had an explosive nature and an exaggerated nature. John Rollins, who was appointed by Governor Rick Scott, called recent stories about the uncapped rate plan media hyperventilating. That controversial plan to uncap rates for new customers would increase rates by an average of 30 percent next year. The 2009 law did not specifically address rate increases for new customers, so the board is considering using that as a way to dramatically increase its revenues. The estimated additional revenue is $100 million. Coastal communities like ours might be seeing new customer rate increases of 41 percent on January 1, 2013. Citizens is working on its budget, but their work in progress is sure to keep the media exposing their ideas and plans. With the kind of rate increases that are being discussed, private insurers may find Florida an attractive risk and come back to our state. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com.


14B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 Superior InteriorsDine In Luxury Stay At Homeby Marcia FeeneyWhether you have a library of recipes or one of take-out menus from area restaurants, your homes dining room is likely reserved for special or celebration meals. As the holidays approach and you start making plans for special meals in your dining room with family and friends, do not forget one of the most important elements of a successful dinner atmosphere. Every element in your dining room should contribute to setting the tone and the mood of the dinner. Start setting a mood of elegance and sophistication by choosing draperies in soft, rich and sumptuous fabrics. Luxurious fabrics, such as silks, satins, and sheers with iridescent and luminous fibers enhance the ambiance of any room but are especially effective in creating ambiance in a dining room. Note that these draperies need not be used exclusively for window decor. The entrance to your dining room can be beautifully accented by adding stationary drapery panels at one or both sides of the walls. These draperies, called portieres, are pulled back with tie-backs made of the same fabric, a contrasting fabric, or a cord and tassel. Of course, the architectural style of the room is a key consideration in deciding whether portieres are a good choice. Wall coverings, such as wallpaper, tapestries and wall art can further enhance the mood by adding rich texture and color. The dining table is probably the next most important element. A round dining table, for example, increases the sense of coziness and encourages free-flowing conversation. It also allows last-minute guests to be squeezed-in more comfortably. Dining chairs should be comfortable and covered in fabrics (or leather) that are pleasing to the eye and to the touch. Lighting in the room is another key ingredient for a successful dinner recipe. Connect your chandeliers and other light fixtures in the dining room to dimmers. Light should be enough to allow your guests to appreciate the food you are serving while also bathing the room in a warm and soft glow. Candles are a great way to provide soft, indirect lighting while also setting a romantic or intimidate mood. Be careful, however, not to use scented candles at the dinner table you do not want the candles to compete with the aromas of the meal. Choose dishes, glasswear and silverwear that are appropriate not only to the food you are serving but that also help you set the tone you desire, whether it is formal or more casual. White or a solid color dinner plates can be combined with soup bowls, salad and dessert dishes with different designs and coordinating colors to create an interesting table. After the decor is completed, the food has been prepared and the table is set, sit down and enjoy. Good company, great food, and beautiful surroundings relax and have fun! Marcia Feeney is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at marcia@decden.net. What To Do If Your A/C Isnt Workingby Bryan HayesYou may or may not have seen me talk about this before, but every once in a while, I try to go over those few little things that could help troubleshoot a malfunctioning air conditioner. Sometimes, this can help save you the hassle of calling in service. So, it has probably happened to most if not all of you at some point, but it usually begins with a trip to the thermostat. You push the temperature level down to get your a/c to kick in and walk away. A few minutes later, you notice that its not getting any cooler in your house. Here is a short list of things that should be checked before you call for service: Check that the thermostat is set properly. I know that this may sound obvious, but we do receive calls about it. Make sure to set the desired temperature five degrees below the thermometer reading and that the control is set for what you want to happen. If youve determined that the thermostat is set properly, then the second thing to do is to check if the humidistat is set properly, if you have one. This can get a little more complicated. There are two different ways to set your humidistat depending on the way it was originally installed. If youre unsure, please check with your service provider or call me and I will be happy to help. Note: not all systems have a humidistat, but they should. The third item to check is the breaker. There should be two breakers on most systems, one for the outside unit and one for the inside unit. Breakers can appear to be intact but can still be tripped. You need to flip them over and flip them back to ensure that they are making contact. One youve completed each step, wait a couple of minutes, there can be timers that need to expire before a new process can begin. So, even after youve followed all these steps your system still doesnt respond, call your service provider for service. 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. Sanibels Local Full-Service Sanibels Local Full-Service CPA CPA Firm Firm Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L. Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L.We are here year-round to assist with your nancial and tax needs. 472-1323 472-1323 Stop by or call for a Free Consultation.The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite J2 Mike Miller Linda Miller ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. 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18B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 FGCU President Appoints New Board Members submitted by Andrew Stansell President Wilson G. Bradshaw has appointed three new members of the board of advisors to Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. The new appointees are: Vikki Spruill, current president and CEO of the Ocean Conservancy and newly appointed president and CEO of the Council on Foundations; FGCU provost and vice president for academic affairs, and professor of marine sciences, Dr. Ronald Toll; and Akpezi Ogbuigwe, the head of environmental education and training for the United Nations Environment Programme. Spruill brings a blend of expertise in both collaborative leadership and philanthropy with her involvement. She was the fifth person, and the only woman, ever to be the CEO of the Ocean Conservancy in its 40-year history. Prior to her appointment at Ocean Conservancy, Spruill was president and founder of SeaWeb, a non-profit organization that uses strategic communications techniques to advance ocean conservation. FGCU Provost Dr. Ronald B. Toll holds an AA degree in biology from Union College in Cranford, New Jersey and a BA in zoology from Rutgers University. He received his doctoral degree in biological oceanography from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Dr. Toll began his faculty career at the University of the South in Tennessee. He has held multiple administrative roles and is an accomplished publisher of marine science research. Akpezi Ogbuigwe is known for her vast experience in the field of environmental education, research and training. Prior to joining UNEP, Ogbuigwe was a professor of law at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria and volunteered her time at ANPEZ Centre for Environment and Development, Port Harcourt, Nigeria where she worked with schools, communities, government and the private sector on issues of environment and development and the running of an environmental library. The centers board of advisors includes distinguished scholars, activists, scientists, and educators from the local community and across the world. Ronald B. Toll, PhD Akpezi Ogbuigwe Vikki Spruill Mail your tax-deductible donation to: The Harry Chapin Food Bank 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Call (239) 334-7007 Or donate online at: www.harrychapinfoodbank.org To those who are hungry, $20 is a fortune. But you can feed a family of four for a week with $20, thanks to the...Harry Chapin Food Bank!The Food Bank can acquire $6 of nutritious food for every $1 you donate, turning your $20 into a weeks worth of meals for a family of four...Thank you for your generosity! Scan to connect to the Food Bank! Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 Companion Care Personal Care HOME CARE SERVICESERVICESMeal Prep, Transportation, Shopping and Light HousekeepingLic. and Insured Phone: 239.472.3327 SONIA SPRATLIN End of Season Clearance End of Season Clearance Take an additional Take an additional $250 OFF $250 OFF the purchase the purchase of any of any Aquacal Super Quiet Series Pool Heater Aquacal Super Quiet Series Pool Heater purchased between 4/15/12 6/15/12 purchased between 4/15/12 6/15/12www.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


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21B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 Dr. DaveAll About Herniasby Dr. Dave HepburnI went to a Scottish Highland Games in that grand duchy of Scotland known as Enumclaw, Washington. Its easy to spot the Scottish festival by the excessively long ticket lines created by heated negotiations of the entrance fee by each and every patron. Lasses and laddies pranced and flinged about on their delicate wee toes, real men sported kilts, real women and a fellow named Gordon sported Official Kilt Inspector T-shirts. Gathering of the clans, eating of the official oatmeal, parading of the dogs, blaring of the pipes and drums (named after the parts of the lungs and ears which no longer function as God meant them to in those who use such instruments). Turns out that the best band in the entire Scottish realm is none other than Simon Fraser University of Burnaby, British Columbia. The games portion included tossing the haggis, the hammer throw and the intriguing caber toss. A caber looks like a telephone pole on steroids, much I suspect like those who toss them. They lift the caber up, try to balance it and then with a mighty heave that would make Robert the Bruce pop his porridge, toss the caber up in the air and hope it lands on the opposite end and then falls over on one of the other competitors. Now what others didnt notice, but I did being the consummate medical professional was the hernias that these caber tossers were experiencing, judging by the sudden inflation of the front of their kilts as they grimaced and clutched their wee sporrans. Hernias were/are the bread and butter of surgeons or at least the bread part, as they make a lot of it fixing weekend caber tossers. Hernias come in all sizes and sorts and can involve places like the stomach, the groin and, of course, the attractive belly button bulge. A hernia is simply a weakness of a wall that allows something behind it to squeeze out part way; a piece of fat, a piece of bowel, Sigourney Weaver. Twenty million groin (inguinal) hernias are repaired each year worldwide. In fact, the widening of the worlds waistline is one reason, along with pregnancy and age that supportive muscles deteriorate and allow hernias to develop. Males get more hernias than females by 7:1, usually while operating the freakin dill pickle jar or playing pick-up cabers in the back yard. The main problem with hernia bulges, besides ruining your Lulu Lemons, is that a piece of bowel can get caught in the hernia and twist on itself or get pinched off, conditions known as strangulation and incarceration (sort of what happened to my Uncle Jake). But the main problem with surgery is the postoperative pain that, in some patients, can last for months. Some doctors feel they should all be fixed before they get larger and harder to repair; others only if they currently cause discomfort. In children, all groin hernias should be considered for surgical repair, but the umbilical (navel) outies never need to be fixed before the age of two. By age five, if they still have a large outie, then they might need a repair as the psychological scar of having classmates using their belly button to play horseshoes will last at least until snack time. Many adults with umbilical hernias like to get them fixed so they can waddle right back onto the beach, swinging those love handles to and fro with abandon. Most hernias are fixed with a strong mesh device that doubles as a broccoli filter. It should stay strong and in fact is guaranteed to stay fixed though the warranty is void should you travel to Scotland.Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. 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Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: My husband constantly changes his mind and it drives me crazy. Why cant he just make a decision and just stick to it?A: It could be that your husband is working on getting some clarity with some decisions and changes his mind often to reach that clear place. Does he make impulsive decisions, then realize that perhaps he acted too quickly on this particular decision? If this is the case, maybe he needs to take a little longer and pass it through him before he acts on impulse. Maybe he is just in the moment and goes with his first instinct, then begins to question himself once the decision is made. We are all born with a particular brain style that determines through our hard wiring how we handle things. As frustrating as it can be at times, try to understand that he wants to make the right decisions and most of us are living in uncertain times when we are all under a little more stress and confusion about what the best decisions are for our highest good. Notice when he changes his mind if he later is happy with his decision or if he questions himself about making the right decision. Try showing some compassion for his efforts to make the best decisions for himself and both of you. Letter Carrier Food Drive Has Mixed ResultsResidents in both Lee and Collier counties participated in the 20th annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive on May 12. The Stamp Out Hunger one-day food collection totals show Lee County as receiving 297,532 pounds of food and Collier County receiving 269,340 pounds. The Harry Chapin Food Bank, along with other agencies, receives the food in Lee County; in Collier County, the food goes to Collier Harvest. The weight amounts represent a 27 percent decrease in Lee County contributions from last years 408,300 pounds, but Collier Countys total represents 10,000 pounds over last year. Postal officials and Harry Chapin Food Bank representatives attribute the reduction in donations to the declining economic conditions; those who contributed last year are now in need of food assistance themselves. All food collected in the food drive will be distributed to participating agencies at continued on page 23B Beachview Scramble Night WinnersTwelve teams battled it out last Friday night during the weekly Scramble Night at Beachview Golf Course, and the winning foursome of Larry Oltman, Sandy Black, Colin Black and Chad Schipper edged the field by a stroke. Five teams were tied for second place. Every Friday night is Scramble Night at The Beachview. The entry fee of $30 covers golf, dinner and prizes. For more information, contact the Beachview Pro Shop at 472-2626. 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22B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 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 am very concerned about my 47-year-old daughter. She is very depressed and extremely upset because she has recently been told that she is almost three months pregnant. Her three children are away at college and they know nothing about this family event. Her husband, who is a very busy attorney, is very enthusiastic and looking forward to this little bundle. What can I do to help her and what advice do you have to help me? Madeline Dear Madeline, I am sorry to hear your daughter is having a difficult time. I am sure you feel helpless as well. My advice is to emotionally support your daughter, but not get involved. The pregnancy is between husband and wife, not between husband, wife and mother-in-law. You may or may not agree with their choice, but it is not your choice. Support whatever their choice is as a family. Pryce Dear Madeline, Once a mother, always a mother. Until we pass, most mothers are concerned about their children even if they are in their nineties and their children in their sixties and seventies. We are told that we must let them make their own decisions, but at times it is extremely difficult to sit back and keep our mouths shut. I have heard some mothers say, My tongue bleeds after I visit one of my childrens homes. But in the final tally, she and her husband must make the final decision. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. VPK Program At Three LocationsLee Memorial Health System Child Development Centers offer the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program (VPK), which is a free program for all children who turn age 4 before September 1, 2012. The program is designed to teach children the skills they need to know and be able to do to be ready for kindergarten, and to provide opportunities for children to practice their skills in an active learning environment. The environment is set up where children thrive and each childs learning is supported in developmentally appropriate ways. The VPK program will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning on August 13. Wraparound care is available for an additional fee. The three local Child Development Centers are located at: Cape Coral Hospital (License #C20LE7563) 636 DelPrado Blvd. in Cape Coral, 772-4311 Lee Memorial Hospital (License #C20LE7448), 2335 Clifford Street in Fort Myers, 332-5152 HealthPark Medical Center (License #C20LE6274), 16150 RoseRush Court in Fort Myers, 481-8669 Contact your local Child Development Center for more information. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


23B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012deaRPharmacistLDL Cholesterol Isnt Entirely Badby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Would you elaborate on cholesterol, and what LDL and HDL numbers mean. C.J., Dallas, Texas A: Theres mass confusion, because everyone thinks cholesterol is bad. Medical authorities and television commercials have convinced some people that the lower your LDL number, the healthier you are. You should sit down for this: Cholesterol is a strong and wonderful anti-inflammatory and a potent antioxidant. Shocked? Because I bet you thought it was bad and that you should get rid of this bad awful cholesterol ASAP! Obviously, you dont want levels to run amok, but there is a point where you could lower excessively, and thats unhealthy. Well-designed studies have repeatedly demonstrated that cholesterol can block two different pathways responsible for inflammation and pain, 5-LOX and 5-COX. For the record, prescribed antiinflammatories often work on those two pathways, but if you have enough natural cholesterol, it is doing the work for you... without cramping your legs and making you weak. We commonly refer to our bad LDL cholesterol and our good HDL cholesterol. Ive even used those terms myself because people automatically understand, but theyre silly. LDL and HDL are not even made of cholesterol! They are just fatty proteins, hence the name lipoprotein, where lipo means fatty and protein means just that. (Stick with me, we are getting to the fun part.) There is no such thing as good or bad cholesterol. Why would your body make something bad for you anyway? LDL stands for low density lipoprotein, and HDL stands for high density lipoprotein. LDL is nothing more than a carrier molecule, a pick-up truck that shuttles cholesterol (fat) to the tissues. You dont want too many deliveries of fat to your arteries and organs, so doctors are correct in trying to tame LDL levels. HDL removes the fat from your tissues and returns it to the liver. Excellent! Thats why you are trying to raise HDL all the time, while lowering LDL. Balance is key. Total annihilation of LDL (and cholesterol) makes your life miserable. This LDL the pick-up truck also shuttles nutrients and antioxidants such as vitamin E, which has anti-cancer properties. LDL helps you make steroid hormones such as pregnenolone, cortisol, DHEA, estrogen and testosterone, so you can feel youthful, happy, strong, fertile and much more. Im in your head right now, so let me tell you do not suddenly stop taking your medications. Good gracious, that is not at all what Im trying to say. Just understand that your body has a set-point where you feel healthy and strong. Control them, but dont chase the numbers down too low. Natural considerations include niacin, guggul fish oils, astaxanthin and soluble fiber. Discuss changes to your medication/supplement regimen with your pharmacist and physician(s). (Clarification from last week: Neither Forteo or Evista are bisphosphonate drugs; they work by a totally unique mechanism of action.) 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. From page 21BFood Driveno cost. In addition, Lee County received $400 in cash contributions. Last year the amount was $2,054. For each dollar contributed, the Harry Chapin Food Bank can purchase $6 worth of food. Lee County had 372 Harry Chapin Food Bank volunteers who made a preliminary sort of the food at eight collection points. There were 150 postal service volunteers who assisted letter carriers in collecting food from the various routes. Those who were not able to participate in Saturdays food drive may still do so by taking nonperishable food items to any post office or Uncle Bobs Storage locations. Checks can also be made payable to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and sent to 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizCan you see your eyelids? Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. Before After After Natasha, COA Before To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY C OMPUTERS REM O DELIN G 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 NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 UPH O L S TERYA 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 CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING OFFICE : ( 239 ) 579-0028www.tradewindshomes.comCGC 1510520NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING KITCHENS AND BATH DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER 1633 1633 Periwinkle Periwinkle , Suite Suite H H PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com CO NTRA C T O R S 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S PET S The Golden Paw Salon16848 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908 www.goldenpawinc.comGrooming, Daycare & PetsittingKathy Irvello Owner Phone: 239-415-7297 Fax: 239-481-8999PICK UP AND DELIVERY SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA C U S T O M H O ME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com CO MPUTER S /TE C HN O L OG Y P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386 TRAVEL AGENCY 239.472.3171AllWaysTravel@LeighKlein.comCruises, Vacation Packages Leisure & Corporate TravelLeigh Klein OwnerSanibel, FL INTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.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) 239-850-4128LAWN MAINTENAN C E LANDSCAPING DESIGN & INSTALLATION LAWN MAINTENANCE SHRUB & TREE TRIMMING(239) 472-3440FAX 472-1763P.O. Box 1035/1633 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 George Kneram Walter Ciesienski 24B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 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 27B answer on page 27BPAINTING 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: 841-4302 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc. Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc.Building in Southwest Florida for over 25 YearsDREAMSBUILDING Specializing In Impact Glass WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT(239) 489-0442www.gregweglarz State Certi cation Number CG CA05420NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121 License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You!www.theblindrepairshop.com 10% OFF ANY SERVICEWith is Ad CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSCLEARVIEWDRAPERY/WIND O W BLIND C LEANIN G & REPAIR CONTRACTORS 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)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling Commercialwww.sandcastle-homes.com 25B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY LAWN MAINTENAN C E TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com LAWN MAINTENAN C E C ABINET SMONDO CABINETS MONDO CABINETS Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets www.mondocabinets.com www.mondocabinets.com 239-267-1004 239-267-1004 239-565-0025-cell 239-565-0025-cell 239-267-1007-fax 239-267-1007-fax e-mail: mondocabinets@yahoo.com e-mail: mondocabinets@yahoo.com 5780 Youngquist Road 5780 Youngquist Road Unit #4 Unit #4 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Shirley C. Daraban Shirley C. Daraban CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G TREE & LAWN C ARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-678926B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012 From page 12BAustin HatchMiracle Hoping To Reverse Fortunes It has been a disappointing 2012 season for the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team that started the week in last place in the Florida State Leagues South Division, a whopping 18 games behind the first-place St. Lucie Mets. The Miracle began the week with a 16-26 season record that included a 4-6 record in the last 10 games. A seven-game homestand this week four against the Clearwater Threshers and concluding this weekend with three against the Palm Beach Cardinals hopefully will provide the setting to launch a winning streak. The annual Memorial Day Weekend fireworks show will follow Saturday nights game at Hammond Stadium against Palm Beach. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market St. Charles HarbourFort Myers2001 5,173 1,999,9001,850,000 1 South Seas Island ResortCaptiva1974 1,950 1,695,0001,665,000 455 Alva Alva 1999 5,256 1,600,0001,450,000 132 Cape Coral Cape Coral2005 4,262 1,499,9001,425,000 0 Jonathan HarbourFort Myers1998 4,616 1,695,0001,320,000 616 Tradewinds Sanibel1997 2,685 1,495,0001,300,000 535 Cape HarbourCape Coral2008 4,694 879,900950,000 12 Water Shadows UnrecoSanibel1981 1,480 949,000930,000 60 CasesFort Myers Beach1950 2,415 895,000895,000 9Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2001 2,626 999,000875,000 95Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate SalesShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYSANIBELS PERIWINKLE PARK28 mobile home with 20x10 lanai. On quiet street. Renovated bath, all appliances in good condition. Plenty of storage. Tropical garden in backyard. Owner has clear title. Motivated to sell $15,000. Unit 159. Call 727-207-5787RR 5/18 CC 5/25 FOR SALE$579,000 3br/3ba on the Sanibel River Dock Pool Stroll to Beach Dog-friendly Wind-rated Home Watch for absent owners Contact Sarah Ashton Realtor Royal Shell Real Estate 239/6914915NS 5/11 BM 6/1 28B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 5/18 BM TFN HOME WATCH SERVICEExceptional care and security for your Sanibel/Captiva residence. Professional, detailed, reliable. Sanibel resident owned and operated. homewatch@centurylink.net 239-691-3266NS 5/18 CC 5/25 COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.comRR 5/4 PC 6/8 AUTUMN AIR CONDITIONING(239) 574-7744 (239) 574-7745Beat the Heat Special-$29 Includes: Complete A/C inspection Duct inspection Algae tablet in drain pan Check and calibrate thermostat Custom cut washable lter Check freon levels 1/2 freon (if needed) License number CAC058495 NS 5/18 CC 5/25 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN HELP WANTEDLooking for person to pump gas, change tires, change oil, use computer to rent cars, drive wrecker, possible maintenance on property. Fax resume to 239-472-1878 or e-mail jknorris7657@yahoo.com. NS 5/18 CC 5/25 HELP WANTEDSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ seeks paid part-time Sunday School Teacher to teach class year round on Sunday mornings (K-4th). Background check and references required. 2-3 years teaching experience preferred. We are a theologically diverse congregation. For more information contact 472-0497.NS 5/18 BM 5/25 Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceHELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN TUTORING AVAILABLESanibel resident with B.A. in English from FSU, now studying Early Childhood Education at FGCU, available for tutoring in your home this summer. Please call 239395-2879 after May 21st. NS 5/18 CC 5/25 SWIM LESSONSAmerican Red Cross certi ed Water Safety Instructor available to teach swim lessons to any age and skill level at your home. Please call 239-395-2879 after May 21st for more information. NS 5/18 CC 5/25 NEED A NANNY?FSU graduate, now studying Early Childhood Education at FGCU, available for the summer. 20 year resident of Sanibel. Past experience working with children, tutoring and lifeguarding. Please call 239-395-2879 after May 21st. NS 5/18 CC 5/25 HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN TENNISPLACE 2 BEDROOMTop oor corner unit with beautiful canal views. Newer kitchen and carpet. Boaters paradise with dockage avaiable. $275,000/offers 239-395-2363 Tennisplaceforsale.comNS 5/25 CC 5/25 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSTWO-PERSON SIT-IN KAYAK. Hand-built from thin, waterproof plywood, berglass, epoxy. Foot rudder system, storage lockers w/covers, plenty of leg room. 19 long. Beam 27. Cockpit 6 X 17 1/2 wide. Weight 60 lbs. Pair wood take-apart paddles. $900. S.Ft Myers (239)433-1609, 9AM to 7PM. NS 5/25 CC 5/25


REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL RENTAL WANTED FOR RENT ANNUAL RENTAL AUTOS FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 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 10/14 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED IMMEDIATELYProfessional island family needs 3 bedroom upscale house on Sanibel: furnished or unfurnished for long-term rental 239-565-0966NS 4/27 CC 5/18 SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004 RS 6/17 BM TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280NS 5/18 CC 6/8 FOR SALEFor sale, 2 New & unused refrigerated intermodal Rail Freight containers. Fully leased @13.5% net annual rate. All taxes & Insurance paid. $35,500. Call Frrank 800-588-4143 NS 5/11 BM 6/1 UNIQUE PIANO FOR SALE 1935 Steinway black ebony upright. Made in Germany, #280608, Model V. One family owned. All parts original including curved seat. Asking $6,000 OBO. Call 239-466-6135. NS 5/18 BM 5/25 ESTATE JEWELRY SALE!Largest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! 50% OFF Art Furniture over $500. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 NS 5/18 CC TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. NS 5/11 CC 6/1 FIRST TIME OFFERINGCommercial Garage 22 x 22 Frontage on 2431 Periwinkle Way, can be used as artist work space or storage to sell items from. Annual lease only $990/month. Call 239-849-2210 NS 5/18 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION RENTALFor RentFurnished, Sanibel canalfront 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome with easy beach access, updated kitchen, new sundeck, and boat dock at the back door. Pool and tennis included. Please, no smoking or pets. Available monthly May-December. Call 216-752-1767 between 9am and 7pm.NS 4/27 CC 5/18 CENTER OF 3 ACRESNext to Sanctuary/Boat Launch. 2BR/2BA/Storage/Grnd Of ce/ No Smoking/Pet OK/ $1,750 mo+ utilities 472-0297 NS 5/25 cc 5/25 1992 VW CABRIOLET CONV.White Quintessential Beach Runabout. Great Cond. Clean, Amazingly Well Maintained. 513-910-0800. $1,650.NS 5/25 CC 5/25 H-U-G-E GARAGE SALEFab Furntirue, Bamboo, DR Set, BR Set, Chairs, Tables and much more... 490 Old Trail corner of Casa Ybel & Old Trail Fri, Sat, Sun, May 25, 26, 27. 513-910-0800. NS 5/25 CC 5/25 FOUR BEDROOM DUNES This Large UF Executive home offers a cul-de-sac road, overlooks lake to golf course, garage + covered parking. Rarely available 4 BR/3 BA. $2,500/mo. GULF FRONT COMPLEX This 2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo is available UF. Includes all appliances. Site offers the beach, large Pool and tennis courts. No Pets. $1,800/Mo. CANAL HOME This furnished 2/2 home is completely equipped and has a carport plus a free standing garage. In addition, private dock and boat lift. $1,650/mo. VIEWS TO GULF This rarely offered, Architect built, 4 BR/3BA+ Bali-esque Home, with dream come true pool and portico. Views to Gulf. F or UF. $3,750/mo. ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, BrokerMaking Islanders out of ordinary citizens for over 35 years. Sanibelannualrentals.com RS 5/25 BM TFN GARAGE SALE 1360 Eagle Run Dr., Sanibel, FL Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 25 27 from 8 to 1 each day. Last chance to purchase household items; womens, boys, mens clothing, including dance; glassware, porcelain, jewelry, games, electronics; furniture including dressers, antique dining room set with nine chairs, spacious armoire, Kawai Digital piano, Roland keyboard; Christmas decorations including tree;Bowex. NS 5/25 NC 5/25 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 5/25 CC 5/25


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.) . . . . . . . .472-2929 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 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 MAY 25, 201230B My name is Sweetpea and I am a 2-year-old female tan hound mix. I have a very outgoing personality and I love to be around people and other pets. I walk well on a leash and would really enjoy a new family that would keep me active. If you like long walks, great companionship, and loads of affection, I could be the perfect companion for you! Ive been waiting for over three months to find my forever home, so please hurry! My adoption fee is $55 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. My name is Pippi and I am a 2-year-old spayed female black and white domestic short hair. I was named after Pippi Longstocking because my white legs make me look like Im wearing stockings. My foster mom says Im a lover because Im so affectionate. She also says Im very easygoing. So, if you are looking for an attractive companion with a great personality, Im here waiting! My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. LCDAS adoption fees for Friends & Family Month: Puppies $70 (regularly $95) Adult Dogs $55 (regularly $75) Kittens $55 (regularly $75) Adult Cats $35 (regularly $50) Senior Pets (6 years and older) $15 (regularly $25) For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (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 in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate 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. Sweetpea ID #527667 photos by squaredogphoto.com Pippi ID #533593 Loving Shih Tzus Need Good HomeTwo loving senior Shih Tzus need a good home. Both are males and up-to-date on all shots. They are very good lap dogs and need to go together because they have been together for a long time. Owner can no longer take care of them. Please call 938-4214. These two friends are looking for a home together


BEACH CHAIR PASTIMEAnswers on page 27B 31B ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2012