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: 06-01-2012
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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JUNE SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:36 8:17 6:35 8:17 6:35 8:18 6:35 8:18 6:35 8:19 6:35 8:19 6:35 8:20 VOL. 19, NO. 48 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JUNE 1, 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS A ASECTIONBIG ARTS Awards Eight Scholarships BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery was the scene of a moving ceremony on May 22 as eight students received scholarship awards. These scholarships are awarded, following a rigorous interview and selection procedure, to high school seniors and college students majoring in visual arts, music, dance, theater, creative writing and film. Every year, we are excited to see the high level of talented students who apply, said BIG ARTS Executive Director Lee Ellen Harder. We are fortunate to be able to invest in the talent in our local community; these students come back to our area and enrich the culture in Southwest Florida. Scholarship Committee chair Dick Riley added, The members of the Scholarship Committee are certain that the very generous donors who fund the awards would be pleased and amazed at the high quality of the art submitted in the students portfolios and would agree that their financial resources were invested prudently in the young artists futures. A BIG ARTS/Patricia Thurber Scholarship Trust Scholarship was awarded to Paul Gavin, Kacie Phillips and Sasha Wortzel. Gavin is attending the University of South Florida, majoring in music education and percussion performance. Phillips is majoring in music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Wortzel is earning a master of fine arts in film at Hunter College in New York City.continued on page 27 From left, Dick Riley, Lee Ellen Harder, Alisa Scribner, Paul Gavin, Kacie Phillips, Jessica Zizzo, Anna Craig and Jessica Baxt erRefuge Brings Back Summer Family ProgramsSchools out, but the learning goes on all summer long, June 4 through August 15, at J N Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Free, fun programs designed especially for families mean kids absorb educational enrichment without even realizing they are learning. With support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), the refuge is offering five free education programs this year. No preregistration is necessary. New Natural Wonders, every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 1 p.m.: What makes a bird a bird? Why is a manatee called a sea cow? Is it a crocodile or alligator? Find the answers to these questions and more as you join a naturalist in exploring the refuges unique ecosystem. Geared for adults and children, this 30-minute program is held in the education center lab. Reading at the Refuge, every Monday and Friday at 11 a.m.: Attendees of each 45-minute reading and crafts session will receive a free Nature Journal (one to each child) in which to record their impressions of their refuge visit and future nature encounters. Meet in the education center lab. Indigo Trail Hike, every Tuesday at 10 a.m.: Join refuge naturalists as they lead a one-hour tour identifying and discussing the ecosystems plants, animals, birds, and reptiles fun for adults and children alike. Bring water and bug spray. Meet at the flagpole in front of the education center. Refuge Caravan Tour, every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:30 a.m.: Ride along on a car caravan tour of the refuges Wildlife Drive. This 90-minute tour highlights the natural wonders of the unique mangrove ecosystem and the wildlife that call it home. Meet at the flagpole in front of the education center. continued on page 23 The refuge and shell museum team up for Thursday beach walks


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 20122 Looking BackThis week, we share another pair of Charlie McCullough images from yesteryear. The above photograph is of the Old Blind Pass Bridge, taken in the late 1940s. McCullough remembers the sound of driving over the one-lane wooden bridge he said it sounded like a Gatling gun. Old Blind Pass Bridge photo by Charles McCullough Causeway infared photo by Charles McCullough Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelHours: Mon. Sat. 10am -5pm www.threecraftyladies.comMake It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75Under New Ownership! Find us on Rubber Stamping Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Craft Shell Craft Craft Supplies Craft Supplies Gifts Gifts Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Quilting Quilting Fabric Fabric Beads Beads Notions Notions 10% off a single regular priced item* *Excludes fabric. Cannot be combined with any other o ers. Coupon required at time of purchase. Discount taken o lowest price item. 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Store hours: Mon. Fri. 10am-6pm Closed Sat. & Sun. 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


3 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at the Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42, or get three coupons for $10.50. Make checks payable to City of Sanibel. Happy to be Fit for Life Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. This class is a combination of Happy Hour and Essential Total Fitness. Keep your heart, lungs and muscles strong and your brain fit with aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Fitness Opportunities at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Phone 472-0345 or go to www.mysanibel.com and check under the Recreation Department for more information. Tuesday Kayaking June 5 and 11, July 10 and 24, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Everyone is encouraged to take a turn leading the group. The center supplies the kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for Island Seniors, Inc. members and $10 for non-members. Come by the center to sign up. New Computer Class With Patty includes Windows 7. PC Savvy News you can use Thursday, June 28 or Wednesday, July 25, 1 to 3 p.m. Learn how to use libraries, folders, flash drives, search options, desktop icons and other applications. Your paid reservation guarantees your seat. Cost is $30 for members and $45 for non-members. Watercolor with Bea Pappas Fridays, 12:30 to 3 p.m. beginning June 1. If you have some painting experience and would like to work from a still life or photo, join the class. Cost is $20 per session for members and $25 for non-members. Class runs through August 31. Discounted tickets to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Naples Philharmonic or Florida Repertory Theatre for the 2013 season are available. Its easy to make a reservation but you must hold a reservation by purchasing a ticket by September 1. Call the center for more information. Games at the Center: Bridge 12:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 12:30 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 12:30 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 12:30 p.m.Thursday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Leisure Lunchers & Thrift & Consignment Connoisseurs Wednesday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m., Stir Crazy in Bonita Springs. Tuesday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m., Connors Steakhouse in Gulf Coast Town Center. Trip to Useppa with Captiva Cruises Tuesday, July 31. Depart from McCarthys Marina at 10 a.m. and return by 3 p.m. Dine at the Collier Inn and tour the history museum. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Come to the center to sign up or mail your reservation with a check. Mystery Dinner Train Sunday, June 24, Deadly Doubles. Game, Set, Love, Death. Tennis stars match wits against the mob in this humorous twist on the game of champions. The train departs at 5:30 p.m. from the Colonial Station depot in Fort Myers at 2805 Colonial Boulevard. Join in the fun as the cast unravels a comical mystery before your eyes. You decide who the killer is and why they would do such a dastardly deed. Make sure to write down all the clues you discover. Clue sheets will be collected before the final act, when all will discover why the perfect murder just cant be pulled continued on page ?? 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


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 20124 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 Schedule of Events 9 AM 4 PM: Education Center OPEN 9 AM 4 PM: Animal Olympics along the Indigo Trail 9 AM 4 PM: Wildlife Drive FREE to hikers & bikers ONLY 10 AM: Indigo Trail Hike (1 hour) *Meet at flagpole 1 PM: Animal Tracking 101 (30 min.) *Education Center Classroom Sensible Safety: Exposure to sun can be harmful, protect your skin with sunscreen. Be sure to stay hydrated and take plenty of drinking water with you. Use insect repellent to avoid mosquitoes, noseeums and chiggers Leave No Trace: Please deposit all tras h in its proper place and remember that if it doesnt grow there, it doesnt go there. Zonta Welcomes New Member In addition to five new members inducted recently, Sanibel resident Maddy Mayor was welcomed into the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva in May. Her arrival brings the total number of active members to 67. Mayor arrived on Sanibel five years ago from New York City and quickly became active in numerous community organizations, including the Herb Strauss Theater, BIG ARTS, the Sanibel League of Women Voters (where she serves on the board) and the Democratic Club of the Islands. Sponsored by Zontian Ruth Woodham, Mayor brings to Zonta a wide range of continued on page 11 Maddy Mayor, left, is welcomed by Zonta President Barbara Nagle


5 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 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 472-4300Millie Ford Retires From Sanibel Library BoardAfter more than 11 years of service to the community as part of the Sanibel Public Library Districts Board of Commissioners, Millie Ford has retired. During Fords tenure, she helped lead the library through growth, building expansion, technology upgrades and more. She was instrumental in helping the library establish itself as a special district in 2005, which ensured its independence and control by the residents of Sanibel. During Millies tenure on the board, there was one constant her steadfast advocacy for the library. The Board of Commissioners appreciates her long service and wishes her well, said Library Commissioners chair Linda Uhler. Originally from Ohio, Ford became a wife and mother, and taught school in Geneva, Ohio for more than 20 years. She has been a resident of Sanibel for 30 years. Millies teaching background was reflected in her support of childrens reading programs at the library, said Margaret Mohundro, executive director of the Sanibel Public Library. Additionally, Millie loved working with the staff, and was the librarys biggest cheerleader. Ford became a Library Commissioner in 2001. Her recent move off-island disqualifies her from serving on the board. Her seat will be filled at the November 6 election. Millie Ford, Earl Sawin, Toni Warren and Tom Krekel Mary Mitchell, Dan Moeder, Millie Ford and Tom Edgar 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 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 20126 SARR Meeting The Sanibel Alliance for Renewable Resources (SARR) will hold its next meeting on Thursday, June 7 at The Community House. The subject is The Utilization and Management of Water on a Barrier Island. The meeting will start at 5 p.m., and is free and open to the community. This topic continues the planned SARR program that addresses key topics arising from the SARR mission: to educate in and encourage the use of renewable resources. The featured speaker will be Dr. Simeon Komisar, environmental engineering program director at FGCU. Dr Komisar will provide an insightful and entertaining view of what FGCU is currently doing on the water front from storm water management to energy storage and blended water use strategies. In addition to Dr. Komisars presentation, SARR intends to take participants on a little known but intriguing historical review of two Sanibel properties that provide examples of a significant and impressive application of water use and sustainable practices: an 18-acre condominium property that harvests rainwater for its own use, and a condominium that has a botanical garden. After the presentation there will be a panel discussion. The panel will be moderated by Mark Anderson, president of SARR, and comprises: Dr. Simeon Komisar, FGCU environmental engineering program director Dean Martin, TDM (civil engineer). Leigh Gevelinger, RS Walsh landscape architect The panel will focus on: storm water management, landscaping, irrigation, ground source cooling and energy storage. Parkinson Program At Rec CenterThe Sanibel Recreation Center hosts a weekly exercise program designed for persons diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease or a related movement disorder. The program is offered at no cost to participants. The Hope Parkinson Program, part of Hope HealthCare Services, offers a number of special services and activities for people living with Parkinsons Disease and their care partners, to help them experience fullness of life. For more information, call 800-8580134. Senator Benacquisto Visits Captiva Last week, Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, third from left, visited Captiva Island and shared her thoughts on the legislative session as well as her views on local concerns and issues. The meet-and-greet was held at the home of Mike and Mary Bahn. Party trays were contributed by Tween Waters Inn and the Sundial Resort 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 Lysiak Optimist Club Scholarship The 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 on the web site: www.sancapoptimist.org. Attention to detail, supporting information, a personal statement of objectives, and personal recommendations presented in a straightforward manner are important to the Optimists committee for final selection. The cut-off for receiving applications is June 27. The award is expected to be announced by July 11.


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 20128 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Dont Leave Sanibel Without OneThese new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 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 ALWAYS WEAR A BICYCLE HELMET Our Shared Use Paths intersect with many roads and driveways; the risk of a crash is always present. So lets be prepared and always, no matter how short the trip, wear an approved bicycle helmet. Florida law requires helmet use for children under sixteen, but adults should set a good example and wear a helmet whenever using the Paths. Protect your head! SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Get Your Dresses Ready And Help Raise Funds For PACE CenterEveryone has heard of the Love That Dress! collection parties, but Im repeatedly asked, What is PACE? said Barbara Harrington with The Royal Shell Companies. PACE is a program that truly works. PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a nationally recognized juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program for teenage girls facing challenges such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse, foster care, academic failure, and delinquency. Lee Countys chapter is located in Fort Myers. Understanding the link between victimization and delinquency, PACE offers individualized and strength-based education, counseling and career readiness through a gender responsive approach that centers on the emotional and physical safety of each girl. Mentoring is an integral piece of the program and many island residents and local business women spend time with the PACE girls. PACE Lees most recent outcome report shows that 94 percent of girls increased their academic performance and have no involvement with the criminal justice system a year after transitioning from the day program. As a result, PACE reduces the significant long-term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance abuse, unemployment and long-term economic dependency. Together, we can provide all girls the opportunity to find their voice, achieve their potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, serenity and grace, Harrington said. Gather your dresses and join in on Tuesday, June 19 in support of the young women who are working hard to create a brighter future. The cost of $5 plus your dress donation. There will be wine and food, courtesy of Matzaluna plus a raffle for items from local shopkeepers. After the event, the party will continue at Matzaluna, and 15 percent of that evenings dining tab will benefit PACE. For more information contact Barb Harrington 472-2783. PACE girls Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club NewsRecycle For Sight Programsubmitted by a Lion, BobIf you have old glasses, outdated prescription glasses, reading or sunglasses even if they are in need of repair they all can help someone to be able to see better. Look for the SanibelCaptiva Lions Clubs Recycle For Sight collection boxes at the following locations: Baileys General Store, Bank of the Islands, Jerrys Foods, Island Pharmacy, Center 4 Life, Sanibel Public Library, Sanibel Post Office and Snead Cataract. There is also a collection box at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. The generosity of the local businesses to be collection points for our program is greatly appreciated and we urge you to patronize them and we express our appreciation to these businesses for contributing to the projects success by serving as convenient drop-off centers. For more information about the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club, email alionbob@comcast.net. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


9 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Brenna Williams Graduates From Vanderbilt Brenna Louise Williams, daughter of Kirk and Lisa Williams and grand-daughter of Kirk and Florence Williams of Sanibel, graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee on May 11. Brenna received the designation cum laude for her academic achievement with a major in Human and Organizational Development from Peabody College. At Vanderbilt, Williams was a Navy ROTC National Scholarship recipient and served in ROTC all four years. On May 11, she was commissioned into the United States Navy as an Ensign. Brenna has been ordered to Pensacola, Florida on June 15 to begin her career in aviation as a Naval Flight Officer. 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. Brenna Williams, left, with friend, fellow Sanibelian and new Vanderbilt graduate Mariele McDonald Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & PilatesShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 201210 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellRotarians first met Bruce Neil, Phd., executive director of the Sanibel Sea School, about six years ago. We were impressed with him then, and were impressed with him now. Giving up challenging and busy lives in and around New York City, he and his wife, Evelyn, had a dream of opening up a non-profit learning lab (Sanibel Sea School) where they could develop programming directed to teaching a younger generation about the ocean environment and the natural ebb and flow of life within that setting. Programming which brings the students outside to experience nature, a setting where children can bring into prospective an understanding of how important our ocean environments are and how everyone can be stewards in caring for our oceans and sea-life dependent on the health of our oceans. Seventy-two percent of the Earths surface is covered by water, said Dr. Neill, who added that 50 percent of the Earths atmospheric oxygen is created from phytoplankton, tiny ocean plants that live near the oceans surface. Our oceans are responsible for the growing environment of these plants can we afford to neglect the health of our oceans? There is a lot to learn from and about the ocean. Future exploration and study will depend on the interest of up-coming generations, and Sanibel Sea School is providing a remarkable and fun place to grow a learning seed of interest and understanding of the need to protect this important natural asset for generations to come. The Sanibel Sea Schools vision is a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean. Their mission is to improve the oceans future, one person at a time. Just slightly off topic but not exactly, Bruce brought up the subject of tarpon. This has been a great tarpon season, and two major tournaments have taken place just off-shore Sanibel in the last few weeks. So I guess Bruce thought some of our fisherman/Rotarians might be interested in the lifecycle of tarpon. Although much is known, much is unknown about these intriguing game fish known as the Silver King. Spawning is where it all begins, but where that really happens is still a mystery. Some information available suggests that tarpon spawn over 100 miles offshore, but thats a vast ocean out there and definite sites have not really been discovered. The eggs are fertilized in open water, and hatch as small leptocephalus larvae. The month-long larval stage begins. A leptocephalus grows to approximately 3 to 4 inches long. Their capacity to use their limited swimming ability to navigate currents from over 100 miles offshore into estuarine conditions is a remarkable feat. The leptocephali must negotiate seagrass beds, oyster reefs and shoals, where they can safely continue their transformation into juvenile tarpon. Juvenile tarpon take two years to develop before leaving their protected environments and follow the migratory path of tarpons, routinely circumventing the perimeter of the Gulf of Mexico, although some do stay close to home. Tarpon live upward of 80 years. Decades of experience with anglers may explain why large tarpon so often get the upper hand, said Dr. Neill. Recreational anglers take part in conservation on a daily basis is by practicing the best methods for catch and release fishing. The more study done on tarpon the more advantageous to the sustainable future of the Silver King. Back to the Sanibel Sea School. As Bruce said, Data doesnt change behaviour, emotions change behaviour. We need to teach, to bring discovery of learning, stimulate a passion and make a connection. Send your children, grandchildren or go yourself to the adult-classes at Sanibel Sea School Wake up, make the connection between protecting and conserving the Earths natural enviornments for the generations to come. 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. Dr. Bruce Neil from Sanibel Sea School Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandSend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


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 11 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 CrystalDrinking Water 24 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 June 1 June 7 Ad Effective June 1 June 7Special of the Week Experience Taste! Experience Taste! Sunset Salsa Sunset Salsa Variety of Variety of Flavors Flavors 15 oz. 15 oz. $ $ 3. 3. 99 99 59 59 Lb. Lb. Half of Half of Watermelon Watermelon Fresh Shrimp Rings Fresh Shrimp Rings $ $ 19. 19. 99 99 Edys Ice Cream Edys Ice Cream 2 2 for for $ $ 8 8 1.5 qt. 1.5 qt. Assorted Assorted Varieties Varieties $ $ 3. 3. 99 99 Mesquite Turkey Mesquite Turkey Vermont Cheddar Vermont Cheddar SAVE SAVE $ $ 1. 1. 00 00 SAVE 50 SAVE 50 $ $ 8. 8. 99 99 Lb. Lb. $ $ 8. 8. 49 49 Lb. Lb. From page 4Zonta New Membertalents and experience including teaching, social work and involvement in womens groups. In retirement, she enjoys tennis, art, theater and travel. I know how important it is to continue to contribute to worthwhile situations and organizations throughout our lives, said Mayor. The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. From page 3Center 4 Lifeoff or can it? A prize will be awarded to one super sleuth in each dining car. Members are $60, non-members are $70. Price includes a five-course dinner, murder mystery show and train ride. Beverages and gratuity not included. Car pooling will be available. Travels by Bus Friday, June 8, departing at 8 a.m. Starlite Princess paddlewheel cruise with a Musical Salute to Frank Sinatra and Friends in St. Petersburg. Cost is $69 for members and $79 for non-members. Includes round trip transportation, narrated sightseeing cruise on St. Petersburg Bay, lunch on board, Rat Pack musical entertainment. Call the center at 472-5743 for more information.


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 201212 GROG 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. CIGARS CIGARS CIGARSArturo Fuente, Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Romeo Y Julieta Best Selection on the Islands Natural and Madura Check out our Craft Beer Selection Mix a Six for $10.49! Crown Royal 750 ml. Reg. $28.99 SALE $23.99 Grey Goose Vodka 750 ml. $31.99 Bacardi Rum Light or Dark 1.75 ltr. Reg. 27.99 SALE $25.99 Jose Cuervo Tequila 1.75 ltr. Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99 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 Mass 9:30 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. ARTHUR ALEXANDER CRAMER JR. Arthur Alexander Cramer Jr., age 87, died peacefully on May 23, 2012 at Shell Point in Fort Myers, Florida. A dedicated family man, he is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary (ne Starkweather), his children Rob (Bridgett), Brian (Colette), Carolyn James (Patrick), and Elizabeth; grandchildren Dillon Halderson, Benjamin Reese (Stephanie), Haydn, Alexander, Brian (Lauren), Arielle, and Corinne Cramer, and many nieces and nephews. Art served in WWII in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Air Corps (lieutenant). He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in mechanical engineering and business. He founded the Arthur Cramer Company, a manufacturers representative agency, and ran it for over 30 years. Art had many interests including Boy Scouts (receiving every non-professional leadership award), Girl Scouts, Presbytery Committees, the Hinsdale Illinois Village Board (supervising construction of the village pool), and Rotary. He headed the Hinsdale Salt Creek Club founding committee. Art enjoyed tennis, bridge, travel, birding, camping, canoeing, and with Marys help, opera. In 2000, Art and Mary moved from Hinsdale, Illinois to Sanibel, Florida where they loved volunteering at the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Donations can be made to the Sanibel Captiva Rotary Endowment Fund, Sanibel Congregational UCC Outreach, or a charity of your choosing (please, no flowers). A Memorial Celebration of Life service will be held at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Thursday, June 7 at 1 p.m. OBITUARY 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


13 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Calusa Blueway Photo ContestLee County Parks & Recreation has launched its fifth annual Calusa Blueway Photo Contest for boaters, kayakers and nature enthusiasts. Entries can be submitted from now until October, with prizes awarded at the annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival in November. Categories include: People on the trail (people enjoying the waterways, trails and outdoors) Wildlife on the Blueway trail (flora, fauna and landscapes) Signs along the blueway trail (Calusa Blueway markers and others that waterlovers encounter) Prizes for top category winners will come from sponsors Fort Myers-based Harmon Photographers as well as ABC Framing, a Lehigh Acres-based mobileframing business. First-place winners will receive an enlarged, matted and framed version of their photos. Winning entries also may be published in magazines, newspapers and online products. Selected entries may be featured on several websites, including the blueway site, www.calusablueway.com, the festival site, www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival. com, and on the festivals Facebook page. New this year, the photo contest reception will be combined with the Thursday evening kickoff event at the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival. Winners and runners-up will be recognized during the reception at the festivals signature lodging site, Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers-Sanibel. The festival itself will have evening events at the Residence Inn with daytime activities on the Sanibel Causeway with activities throughout Lee County. There is no entry fee. Submissions must be taken along a Lee County waterway and include a photographers name, address, phone number, e-mail address, a title and location. One entry is permitted per photographer per category; amateur photographers only, please. A model release form is available and necessary if a person in a submitted photo is identifiable. Visit www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com, click on activities and then photo contest to upload pictures and complete an entry form. Deadline is October 5. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges, including Cape Coral-based award-winning journalist Rod Clarke; Josh Manring, a noted Naples-based world traveler with five published photographic books; and Fort Myers native Mark Renz, an avid expedition explorer, photographer and author. The Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is 190 miles long and is marked by easily identifiable trail signs. The trail also is mapped out with Global Positioning System coordinates. Order free maps online at www.calusablueway.com. Dates for this years festival are November 1 to 4. More details are available at www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com. 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ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 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 h as 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. Y OU D I D I T T T CROW Case Of The Week: Belted Kingfisherby Patricia MolloyA belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) arrived at CROW from Corkscrew in Estero. Upon initial appraisal of its condition, Dr. Heather noted that there was bruising on its left wing. The bird was very stressed, so a pain medication was quickly administered to make the patient more comfortable in preparation for a more thorough evaluation. Belted kingfishers are birds that live along the shores of ponds, rivers, lakes and marshes. They are fish eaters that feed on the wing. The term refers to avians that skim the water, pick up a fish and eat it during flight. After a more comprehensive examination, Dr. Heather suspected that the bird suffered a possible brachial plexus injury, which affects all of the nerves in the wing. Even if it falls to that side, it wont put its wing out to catch itself, which is very abnormal. Even animals with a broken wing will try to move it to break their fall, but its not doing that. With a brachial plexus injury, it can be months, even years, before we see any improvement at all and they rarely recover full function. The patient was placed on a regiment of pain medications, anti-inflammatories and strict cage rest. It was tube fed Piscivore Care (a formula specifically designed for fish eaters) by the clinic staff three times per day as it refused to eat on its own. It is unnaturally for kingfishers to eat on a perch or in a cage, and as a result, the 95-gram bird began losing weight. The tube feeding schedule was increased to five times per day. After a week of intensive care, the patient has shown no sign of improvement, which would indicate nerve damage. The clinic has decided to give it a little more time to recover, as the bird cannot be released if it has not regained its ability to fly. On occasion, CROW partners with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to place patients that cannot be released into the wild with educational programs like The Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers. Unfortunately, kingfishers do not do well in captivity; even if CROW was able to find a program that wanted to take it, the bird would not likely survive. Due to the diligent care of the CROW staff, patient #0741 made a full recovery and was successfully released. 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 P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic. org. Dr. Heather tube feeding the belted kingfisher


15 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 submitted by Andre ArensmanOn the afternoon of May 23 at Lighthouse Beach, a group of approximately 20 manatees gathered, some of them in very shallow waters. According to eyewitnesses, the biggest manatee (the matriarch, the darkest one on the pictures), was also the one closest to the beach. Somehow, this large one seemed to be center of attention to the other manatees (mature males looking to mate?) who came to interact with her, one at a time. Female manatees get larger than their male counterparts. Manatees can be as big as 12 feet long and weigh up to 1,200 pounds and are believed to live up to 50 to 60 years in the wild. There were quite a lot of people on the beach to watch, but two law enforcement officers on the beach and one Sanibel Police boat in the water made sure no one disturbed this amazing gathering. In spite of challenges, the Florida manatee population seems to be flourishing lately, in spite of the cold winter of a few years ago that killed a relatively large number of them. In January of 2011, the minimum population count stood at 4,480. West Indian manatees in the United States are protected under federal law by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, and the Endangered Species Act of 1973, which makes it illegal to harass, hunt, capture or kill any marine mammal. West Indian manatees are also protected by the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of 1978. Violations of these federal or state laws can be met with civil or criminal convictions associated with monetary fines and/or imprisonment. Manatees Sighted A group of manatees in the shallow waters off Lighthouse Beach Many manatees were spotted on May 23 239.472.2328 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


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 201216 Plant SmartWeeping Bottlebrushby Gerri ReavesWeeping bottlebrush (Melaleuca viminalis or Callistemon viminalis) became a popular ornamental because of its cylindrical spikes of scarlet stamens and similarity to the weeping willow. This native of Australia has done so well that it has earned a category II invasive exotic status. That rating is defined by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council as a species that has increased in abundance or frequency but (has) not yet altered Florida plant communities to the extent shown by Category I species. This multi-branched tree blooms throughout the year, more profusely in the warmer months. This member of the myrtle family is very common in Southwest Floridas residential and commercial landscapes. An ability to adapt to wet or dry conditions has enabled this evergreen to gain a foothold in South Florida, where it encounters little threat from pests. Usually reaching 15 to 20 feet high with a wide spread, it has slender, finely textured leaves resembling those of the melaleuca ( Melaleuca quinquenervia), an Australian species that has become one of the most costly and devastating of invasive plants. Those leaves tend to grow at the end of drooping branches, thus giving it the weeping effect. One of weeping bottlebrushs redeeming features is the very furrowed bark that serves as a platform for native epiphytes such as the cardinal air plant (Tillandsia fasciculata). The capsules contain small papery seeds. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau, and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Weeping bottlebrush is named for the cylindrical spikes of bristle-like flowers and drooping branch ends photo by Gerri Reaves SERVING PRIME STEAKS AND THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD SERVING PRIME STEAKS AND THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD 6536 Pine Avenue, Sanibel 239.472.2333 6536 Pine Avenue, Sanibel 239.472.2333 Breakfast 8:30 am 3 pm Breakfast 8:30 am 3 pm Lunch 11 am 3 pm Lunch 11 am 3 pm Dinner 5pm 9 pm Dinner 5pm 9 pm Reservations Strongly Suggested Reservations Strongly Suggested Early Bird Specials Early Bird Specials 5-6 pm everyday. 5-6 pm everyday. Select bottle of wine Select bottle of wine with puchase of 2 entres with puchase of 2 entres Full party must be seated by 6 pm Full party must be seated by 6 pm 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 EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (-r) EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (-r) F. M n S ONLY F. M n S ONLY 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


17 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Amy Langer and her son, Sam, 9, along with Carrie Toothman and her daughter Kianna, 8, found two alphabet cones, one junonia and one sharks eye at low tide during sunset on May 21 at the West Gulf Drive beach access #3. Shells Found Carrie, Kianna, Sam and Amy with their shell finds On May 22, Kendal Hoselton of Springfield, Illinois and Naples, Florida found a junonia at West Gulf Drive while staying with her sisters on Rabbit Road. Hoselton said it was the second junonia found over the years on the the island! Shell Found Kendal Hoselton Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: Diane Russell Band 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. ice cream chick wings hot dogs 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 1998Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 201218 25th Edition Of The Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar Is Now AvailableWith roseate spoonbills featured on the front cover, centerfold and rear cover, the 25th edition of the Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar glorifies Sanibels Bird! Published for a quarter of a century, this calendar is dedicated to promoting conservation and preservation of the local natural environment. A quarter century of publishing the calendar has been pure pleasure, thanks to the support of all the people on Sanibel and all those who love these very special barrier islands, said Jim Fowler, publisher of the popular calendar. During the past 25 years, there have been many changes on Sanibel, but thanks to the efforts of the people of Sanibel, conservation of the local environment and protection of wildlife continue to be paramount. I am looking forward to publishing another quarter century of the SanibelCaptiva Nature Calendar. This edition of the calendar features the work of some of Sanibels best known photographers, with nine of the images photographed inside the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Included are a prairie warbler by islander Theresa Baldwin, a spoonbill, wood stork and alligator by seasonal islander Cliff Beittel, and a great egret by seasonal islander Don Thompson, whose photograph of nesting snowy plovers on one of Sanibels beaches was selected for June. Also photographed inside the refuge is a pair of nest-building anhingas in full breading plumage. This image was photographed by Marianne Bargiotti, who frequently travels from her home base in Italy to photographer her favorite islands. Well known photographing couple Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez have images of spoonbills photographed inside the refuge appearing on the front and rear covers, plus inside the calendar they have an image of a gulf fritillary butterfly and a pod of surfing dolphins just off island. Also featured are nesting least terns by Marina Scan., a killdeer by Charlie Heidecker and a living reef in the Gulf off Sanibel by Lorraine Sommer. In addition, there are exciting photo narratives by islanders Betty Anholt and Jim Griffith and former islander Charles LeBuff. Each month features a shell sketch by the late islander Sue Stephens and a turtle graphic during the sea turtle nesting months. It is the best calendar in the world, and probably the best calendar that ever was, added Fowler. It is the only calendar that truly represents what Sanibel and Captiva are all about nature! First published in 1988, this is the 25th edition of this popular calendar. Sold only in Southwest Florida, it continues to set the standard for other calendar publishers. The calendar retails for $13.95 and is sold throughout Southwest Florida in fine book stores and gift shops. Mail orders send $13.95 (plus $2 for shipping and handling) to: Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar, P.O. Box 356, Sanibel, FL 33957. For the custom Blind Pass Tide Edition available this fall, send $16.95 (plus $2 for shipping and handling) to the same address. 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 Wee k O p Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y We We ly ly Now Serving Fresh


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ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 201220 Consistent Tarpon Action Is Finally Hereby Capt. Matt MitchellThis week with consistent weather, the tarpon bite got a whole lot better for me than it has been. Five tarpon trips in a row, I hooked up and landed at least one tarpon, while jumping two to three tarpon on average per trip. Finding tarpon in the same place, day after day, was a great change from how it has been the last month. Locating rolling fish in the sound and sitting tight most days, it did not take long to get it done. Tarpon ate a wide variety of baits including crabs, threadfins, pinfish and cut mullet, but it seemed like it was more about them swimming right by the bait than what the bait was. The hot areas for tarpon fishing this week included the whole backside of North Captiva along with the southern end of Cayo Costa Even during choppy morning conditions sitting on my GPS mark from prior days we saw fish after fish roll and free jump. Pods of fish would move in from Captiva pass following a depth contour and mill around as they moved slowly though. By mid morning most days, the wind would lay down, things would get slick calm and sticky hot before the afternoon sea breeze would kick in. The calmer and hotter things got, the more tarpon would show themselves, letting us know there where a lot more fish around than we even could have estimated. Great late afternoon high tides early in the week made for near perfect redfish conditions. As we got later in the week, the great high-moving water gave way to slow moving day time tides. As usual during the last few hours of the incoming tide, the redfish bite remained very consistent with fish caught throughout the sound. Islands in the southern sound seemed more productive or at least a little easier to fish as they did not have has much floating grass as the mangrove keys in the northern sound did. Reds from 22 to 30 inches where common when we had tides over that magic 2.0-foot mark. Live shrimp and cut bait worked best for the reds along with lots of moving. If you went more than 10 minutes without a bite, it was time to pick up anchor and slide another 50 yards further down the bank. Some days it took moving down a whole shoreline to find the fish. Once you did hit the right spot, though one little mangrove point or bite would hold 2 or 3 good redfish, then it was back to the hunt again. Catch and release snook fishing in Redfish Pass and Captiva Pass was on fire a few times this week. Fast moving outgoing tides, where the best time to be in the pass for the great action. Drift fishing the edges with a live bait bouncing on the bottom caught good numbers of snook along with trout and gag grouper. Although we did not get any monster snook to the boat this week, we did hook into a few freight trains. Grunts and pinfish where the baits of choice. Anchoring up and fishing docks and snags around Captiva Pass was also a good bet, with a mixed bag of fish coming of a few of my favorite spots. The beach trout bite has also been going off. Our bigger trout have made there way off of the flats and out through the passes for the spawn. Trout can be found on just about any of our barrier island beaches right now. If you find a beach spot with rocks or downed trees, quality sea trout are pretty much a garrantee although most any beach will be holding some trout right now. One favorite beach spot to target these trout is just south of Blind Pass. As we get futher into summer, expect more and more snook in the same places you will find the trout. Small swim baits and sub service plugs work well for this too if you feel like simply walking the beach with a rod and dont want the to carry live bait.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. 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21 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 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 Gulf Of Mexico Red Snapper Season BeginsThe 2012 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational harvest season officially begins on Friday, June 1 in state and federal waters. The last day of the 40-day season is July 10. This years state season, which is the same as the 2012 federal recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, was set in May at the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting. Florida state waters in the Gulf extend from shore to nine nautical miles; federal waters extend beyond that line to 200 nautical miles. The Gulf red snapper stock is improving, but the population still needs an increase in the number of older fish for it to be sustainable. Red snapper are estimated to live more than 50 years, but the current stock consists primarily of fish that are only a few years old. Older fish are the key to rebuilding the population because older female red snapper produce more eggs than younger females. This season will help continue to rebuild the red snapper population so that more red snapper fishing opportunities will be possible in the future. More information about red snapper fishing is available online at www. MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and then Gulf Red Snapper. Snook And Gulf Amberjack Close In State WatersThe recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters and of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters officially closes on Friday, June 1. Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic federal, state and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on September 1. Snook remains closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County, through August 31. A stock assessment on snook will be presented to the FWC Commission at its June 27 and 28 meeting in West Palm Beach. Greater amberjack will reopen for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters on August 1. State waters in the Atlantic extend from shore to three nautical miles and in the Gulf from shore to nine nautical miles. Seasonal harvest closures protect Floridas valuable snook and greater amberjack populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future. Learn more about recreational fishing at www.MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on Saltwater and Recreational Regulations. Hendry Chapter Of AHS Celebrates 61st Anniversary Plant Show & SaleThe James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society announced it will conduct the 61st Annual Hibiscus Plant Show & Sale on Sunday, June 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Araba Shriners Center, 2010 Hanson Street in Fort Myers. Admission and parking are free. The free hibiscus show is the oldest, largest and best attended of all Floridas hibiscus shows, attracting several hundred people annually. This continuing show is made possible through the generosity of community sponsors Aterra Realty, Driftwood Garden Center, Edison National Bank, Fusion Welding, Dr. Jacob Goldberger, Greenscapes, Dr. John Kagan, Hooters, Orr Insurance Group, Pain Management & Spine Specialists, Riverland Nursery, Storm Shutter Warehouse and Tims Tree Service. The event will showcase hundreds of different hybrid hibiscus blooms in a variety of colors and forms which will be judged in several different classes including amateur, collector, open collector, commercial and seedlings, explained Wanda Schmoyer, show chair. In addition, more than 900 hybrid hibiscus plants will be for sale. Free raffle prizes will be given away every 30 minutes, including hibiscus plants, B&D Organics worm castings, gift certificates from Hooters, Oasis Restaurant, Gavins Ace Hardware, Hemingways Island Grill and Synderman Shoes. This is the best opportunity Southwest Floridians have to add to their hybrid hibiscus collection. This delicate and beautiful plant grows abundantly in Floridas tropical climate. Members of the society who are experts in the care and growing of hibiscus will be available to provide advice. Should members of the public have questions regarding how the blooms are judged, there will also be several senior American Hibiscus Society judges available to respond. Anyone who desires to learn more about how to grow, graft and hybridize this attractive tropical flowering plant can do so by joining the James E. Hendry Chapter, AHS at the show. The show is the highlight of the year for the society and no further meetings will take place until they resume in September. The society meets at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers at 1:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Anyone interested is cordially invited to attend the next meeting on Sunday, September 9. For more information, visit www.hendrychapterahs.com. $ 8. 00 OFF ANY BOTTLE BOTTLE $ $ 25 OR MORE. 25 OR MORE. ALL EVENING. ALL EVENING.WINE WEDNESDAYS 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. 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ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 201222 Shell Museum Renovations Under WayAs the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum finalizes the restoration and relocation of the Raymond Burr Memorial Exhibit and The State Fair In Shells, some groundwork was required. Thanks to an on-going collaboration with Century San-Cap Landscaping, the museum is pleased to announce new lush landscaping for the main faade of the museum and renovation of the grounds for the Raymond Burr Memorial Garden. The team of groundskeepers replaced palm trees situated under the buildings main entrance with native plants that can flourish with almost no irrigation. The team also added native shrubbery to the grounds directly surrounding the museum building and enhanced the Raymond Burr Memorial Garden with new flora immediately surrounding the plaque memorializing Mr. Burr. This is a great way for the museum to premier the revamped exhibit in memory of one of the museums most popular advocates, Raymond Burr. The landscape company provided an abundance of new plants to the grounds with minimal impact to the budget. The museum board, staff, members and volunteers thank Century San-Cap and all the community organizations that help to maintain the museum in pristine conditions for their visitors year-round. The museum also recently updated the main entrance to the Great Hall of Shells. Renovation plans include repainting the public entrances, moving the Raymond Burr Memorial Exhibit into the museums Great Hall of Shells, and restoring The State Fair In Shells exhibit into the remodeled ground-level gallery space. Look for more exciting and important changes to the museum in coming weeks. New landscaping enhances the museums gardens Birds Eye ViewSanibels Interior Wetlands System, Part IIIby Mark Bird WestallBecause some people were claiming that holding more water in the interior wetlands would not kill Brazilian pepper, in the late 1980s the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation tried an experiment. They built a small berm raising some existing hiking trails around an approximately five-acre tract of land at their Nature Center preserve and pumped water out of the Sanibel River into the impounded area and held the water at 3 feet. Within a few weeks, the pepper was dying. And after several months, it was dead. Erick Lindblad, executive director of SCCF, told me that as the word spread about their findings, he started getting inquiries from all over the state as to what miraculous technique they had discovered that wiped out the pepper. Had they discovered some previously unknown herbicide? Lindblad would simply answer, You know, we just added water. I cant help but get a little teary-eyed (I know, thats weird) when I think about Ericks comment. I get emotional about this because I remember reading many years ago an old quote from a Native American commenting about some of the failings of the white man (civilization). The quote was, The problem with the white man is he does not know how to listen to the Earth. Its amazing to me that in our technologically-oriented world, doing everything humanity can to bend the natural world to our needs, the idea that the natural system can actually sometimes help us solve our ecological problems is an incomprehensible thought. Who would ever think that a more ecologically functioning world would be a more sustainable world for humans? Increased water levels in the interior wetlands would help to control the pepper. The city then decided to begin rebuilding the weirs at the new heights, setting the stage for the amazing restoration of Sanibels unique freshwater wetlands system. But first, many meetings had to occur to try and work out the differences between the two sides. Permits had to be acquired. At a state hearing for the permits to start construction of the weirs, one of the Im an environmentalist, but(t) declared that he had seen snakes in his yard. And if we raise the water level, there will be more snakes and the children of his neighborhood will not be able to go outside and play. It would not be until the mid-1990s that the project could finally be completed. As the various hearings and meetings were conducted, compromises from both sides were proposed. I was resolute in my determination to maintain the proposed 3.2-foot height in the western basin. I remember the same person who was concerned for the children of his neighborhood asked me once why I was being so unreasonable and demanding the proposed height in the western basin remain at 3.2 feet? Why couldnt I drop the weir level down to, say, 2.9 feet? Didnt I understand what it meant to compromise? I had to grit my teeth as I told him, You think Im unreasonable? The old system use to get as high as 4 to 5 feet. Unreasonable would be suggesting that the level be set back up to 4 to 5 feet. I guess I never was very good at the bargaining system. My problem is I try to figure out what is fair to both parties involved (not just my own position) and start the bargaining process from there. The other side takes that as the starting point and wants to bargain down from there. It seemed to me that since the old system got as high as 4 feet and the mosquito control weirs were set at 2.5 feet, 3.2 feet was about halfway between and that seemed like an acceptable compromise for both parties. Any level lower than that would not have done much to help the interior wetlands. With persistence, and sometimes unreasonableness, eventually the new system was built. But that only laid the foundation for the long-term management of the interior wetlands. At the same time, the weirs were being permitted and constructed, a unique cooperative agreement was achieved between SCCF, the refuge and the city to manage this ecosystem. Soon, large tracts of land started looking as though the habitat managers were building parking lots in the interior wetlands as the pepper was removed. The pepper had so completely taken over the system that when it was removed, the land looked barren. But it was amazing how quickly the natural system began coming back. The native seeds that had been waiting patiently under the peppers roof-like canopy were now able to find sunlight and flourish. Prescribed burns started being conducted occasionally to simulate the old natural fires that historically occurred. Some people still complain, but I havent heard one complaint from the islands wild residents! Today, the interior wetlands system will probably always need constant management, but they exist and function as naturally as possible in a human-oriented world. And the people of Sanibel should be proud of this fact. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


23 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Rd. in the Baileys Plaza GEORGE & WENDYS SEAFOOD GRILLEEARLY BIRD SPECIALFree appetizer with purchase of 2 entrees, if seated before 6pm, or half price appetizers from 4 6pm. Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Menu, Sunday Brunch, Game Room, & Outdoor Seating(239) 395 -1263 for reservations or take-out COME ROCK WITH US! The TroublestartersFriday, June 1st 9pm close rom 4 6 pm from 4 6 p 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel. Call (239) 472-4559 Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late Casual Beachfront Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Fathers Day Weekend June 15th/16th Dinner & Dancing The Perfect Place To Celebrate Dont miss Jazz Night Wednesday June 20th Ryan and Katie Pratt of Pittsboro, North Carolina found a junonia on the beach at Rabbit Road while staying at the Mango House on May 20. They said that the shell was discovered in about one foot of water. Shell Found Katie and Ryan Pratt From page 1Summer Family Programs Family Beach Walk, every Thursday at 9 a.m.: Back by popular demand and in partnership with The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, the program convenes at Gulfside City Park for a one-hour exploration of the refuges gulf-front Perry Tract. (City parking fees apply.) For more information on the refuge summer programs, call 472-1100 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Collin Slocum caught-and-released a three-foot hammerhead shark under the Span A bridge of the Sanibel Causeway on Saturday, May 26. Shark Caught Collin Slocum posed with the shark he caught before releasing it back into the water photo by Billy HetzelShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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Also, pay closer attention to financial matters. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as you love being a social Lion, you might well benefit from staying out of the spotlight for a while. You need time to reflect on some upcoming decisions. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A difficult family situation improves, thanks to your timely intervention. You can now start to focus more of your attention on preparing for a possible career change. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An on-the-job change works to your benefit by offering new opportunities. Its up to you to check them out. Meanwhile, a stalled romantic situation starts up again. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) That flare-up of Scorpian temperament cools down, leaving you more receptive to suggestions about changes that might need to be made in your personal life. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unusual period of indecisiveness is a mite frustrating. But things soon clear up, allowing the sage Sagittarian to make those wise pronouncements again. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might feel that you know best, but its not a good idea at this time to try to force your opinions on others. Best advice: Inspire change by example, not by intimidation. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some setbacks could affect your plans to fortify your financial situation. But things start moving again by early next week. Meanwhile, enjoy your resurgent social life. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Show that often-hidden steely spine of yours as you once again stand up to an emotional bully. Youve got the strength to do it, especially as friends rally to your side. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ruling planet, Mercury, endows you with a gift for writing. Have you considered penning the worlds greatest novel? On June 8, 632, in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad, founder of Islam, dies in the arms of Aishah, his third wife. In 610, in a cave north of Mecca, Muhammad had a vision in which he heard God command him to become the Arab prophet of the true religion. He began having religious revelations, which he collected as the Quran. On June 5, 1933, the United States goes off the gold standard, a monetary system in which currency is backed by gold. The Great Depression of the 1930s had frightened the public into hoarding gold. Roosevelt ordered all gold coins and gold certificates in denominations of more than $100 turned in for other money. On June 4, 1942, the Battle of Midway -one of the most decisive U.S. victories against Japan during World War II -begins. During the four-day sea-and-air battle, the U.S. Pacific Fleet succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers while losing only one of its own. On June 9, 1956, one of the worlds top-selling crime novelists, Patricia Cornwell, best known for her forensic pathologist character Dr. Kay Scarpetta, is born in Miami. Cornwells first novel, Postmortem, was released in 1990. On June 7, 1962, the banking institution Credit Suisse opens the first drivethrough bank in Zurich, Switzerland. The drive-through featured eight glass pavilions and a sensor on the ground that activated a light trail that directed drivers to the next available bay. On June 6, 1981, more than 500 passengers are killed when their train plunges into the Baghmati River in India. The rail accident was caused by an engineer who braked too hard to keep from hitting a cow that was crossing the tracks over a bridge. Seven cars derailed into the river. On June 10, 1979, actor Paul Newman roars into second place in the 47th 24 Hours of Le Mans, the famous sports-car endurance race held annually in Le Mans, France. In 1969, Newman starred as a race-car driver in the movie Winning, performing many of the high-speed scenes himself without a stunt double. It was, unsurprisingly, comedian and writer W.C. Fields who said, I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally. Even if you havent heard the They Might Be Giants song Istanbul (Not Constantinople) you are probably aware that the Turkish metropolis has undergone name changes throughout its long history. It seems that when the name was Constantinople, it was common for residents of the area to refer to things in the city, which in the Aegean dialect of Greek is pronounced is tan polin. Eventually the name stuck, and in 1930 Turkish authorities formally adopted the name Istanbul. The giant squid has the distinction of possessing the largest eyes of any animal -theyre as big as pie plates. For a queen bee, laying 3,000 eggs is all in a days work. Evidencing a drastic change in the nature of the United States since its agrarian beginnings, today only a quarter of Americans live in rural areas. The next time youre in the jungle observing gorillas, be sure to notice if one sticks out its tongue. That means its angry. In the filming of the original Star Trek television series, the ships transporter was used simply to cut costs. With it, characters could move from one set to another without having to shoot costly landing scenes. As a side note, the sparkling effect that could be seen when characters were transported was created by aluminum dust. If youre like the average American, youll eat nine pounds of peanuts this year. Those who study such things say youre more likely to be bitten by a mosquito if youve just eaten a banana. Eminent posts make great men greater, and little men less. -Jean de la Bruyere THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


25 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 TV Documentary Continues To Explore Ding Darlings LegacyMarvo Entertainment Group, LLC has several exciting announcements to share as production continues on their latest national television project. Americas Darling is the story of Jay Norwood Ding Darling (18761962), the Des Moines Register cartoonist and pioneering conservationist, who influenced Americans through his syndicated cartoons, creating awareness of urgent environmental issues and the need to preserve Americas natural landscapes. Marvo had the opportunity to see Darlings legacy in action and film a sneak peek at the Florida Junior Duck Stamp competition in Sanibel. This years contest, marking its 20th anniversary, received over 1,800 entries. Retired teacher Jaye Boswell, originator of the contest, which has since gone national, was excited about the success of this years event. Its so wonderful to have so many active participants in this years Florida Junior Duck Stamp competition, Boswell said. How fabulous that the childrens artwork will be seen by thousands of people and will help educate them on the importance of protecting wildlife and their habitats. Every one of these delightfully-drawn designs of a duck, swan or goose has gone on a journey of its own through the eyes of a child. Seventeen-year-old Jefferson Jones, who has won the Florida Junior Duck Stamp competition for the past three years, is passionate about art and the environment, and will be one of Marvos interviewees for Americas Darling. Winning for three years in a row certainly brings a great sense of personal pride, and accomplishment as it is really the greatest compliment I can receive as an artist to have my piece chosen to represent all of Florida in this contest, said Jones. The Junior Duck Stamp program has opened a door into the world of wildlife art for me, introducing me to a field in which I feel I belong, where my passion for the natural world and for art go hand in hand. Ducks Unlimited continued to celebrate its 75th anniversary with the latest in its series of special events in Washington, DC on April 17. Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall, one of the featured interviewees for Americas Darling, believes the Capitol Hill Dinner & Auction held special significance. It was a truly historic occasion to be in Washington, DC, celebrating our organizations 75th anniversary with our supporters and partners in the nations capital city where it all began, but its just as exciting to look forward to the next 75 years, Hall said. Recognizing what weve achieved to date with our partners, and the fact that there is so much more to accomplish for wetlands and waterfowl, reinforces the fact that Ducks Unlimiteds mission is just as critical today as it was in 1937. Marvo is also excited to learn the work of Florida artist Christopher M. Still has been chosen for the official poster for Viva Florida 500, the quincentennial commemoration of Juan Ponce de Leons landing in Florida in 1513. Inspired by Darlings work and conservation efforts, Still will be creating something new and special for the Americas Darling project. A Kentucky native, Marvo executive producer Samuel Koltinskys work is inspired by a passion for stories, history, preservation, and the environment. Over the past 19 years, he has produced numerous documentaries in Europe and the United States and has worked with PBS, the History Channel and the Documentary Channel. For more information about the Americas Darling project, visit www.marvoentertainmentgroup.com. 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! BRAND NEW*Special Pricing* Perfect Lux CanisterATTENTION AERUS & ELECTROLUX USERS!!Expert Electrolux and Aerus Vac Repairs and SuppliesStarted Electrolux Repair In 1984 GRAND OPENINGA1 Vacuum Cleaner Showroom Inc. 10% o entire purchaseincluding vacuum Pick Up & Delivery Available. Pick Up & Delivery Available. We Also Do Service Calls. We Also Do Service Calls. Fees Apply Fees Apply 234 DEL PRADO BLVD NORTH STE 6A, CAPE CORAL 239-573-9450 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 201226 Work On Mariner Pointes Seawall Now Under Wayby Jeff LysiakA major renovation at Sanibels Mariner Pointe Condominiums, which had been in the planning process for more than two years, is finally under way at the east end property. The seawall, constructed in the early 1970s when the 101-unit facility was originally built, is being replaced, along with the boardwalk which covers the structure. An additional barrier of rip-rap is also being installed. The original plan was to replace the seawall in 2017, explained David Wahl, property manager at Mariner Pointe Condominiums. But back in March 2010, we started to think about what would be the most cost effective and permanent way to have the job done before then. John McBroom, vice president of the Mariner Pointe Management Board in charge of docks and recreation, spearheaded the effort to solicit bids and find a contractor to perform the work. From the three bids submitted for the project, a $480,000 contract was awarded to Stokes Marine, based in Fort Myers. Stokes did not submit the least expensive bid on the project, but they had a more thought-out plan in mind, said Wahl. They helped us acquire the permits from the city, state, DEP and federal agencies. Because there were some concerns that were raised about local sea grasses and the smalltooth sawfish, their plan addressed those environmental concerns. According to Wahl, Stokes Marine broke ground on the project on April 28. The work is scheduled to be completed before Labor Day, barring any storms now that were entering hurricane season, he added. The seawall, which borders the entire bay frontage of the condominiums property, encompasses approximately 900 linear feet. After it was originally installed back in 1974, it was capped with a boardwalk. After nearly four decades of weather and use, the 986-foot boardwalk was in desperate need of replacement. The new boardwalk, which will be installed in cooperation with the seawall replacement, will be 60 inches wide. Instead of wood, the structure will be made from treated Tandex boards, held together with stainless steel fasteners. This is bigger than most of the jobs we do. The typical job runs about 500 square feet; this project is around 6,000 square feet, explained Brent Stokes, owner of Stokes Marine. There were some permitting challenges that made that part of the process equally as big as the work scope itself. After inspecting the work performed to date by the construction team, both Stokes and Wahl appeared very pleased with the progress made on the massive renovation. You can usually tell within the first three weeks if a job is going well, said Stokes. I am breathing a sigh of relief but cautiously. It is construction, and when youre working on the bay, and when youre working during hurricane season, its never over until its over. A best case scenario, according to Stokes, would be having the seawall portion of the project completed by early July. In addition to the seawall and boardwalk, approximately 530 cubic yards of rip-rap revetment is being added along the toe of the seawall. Native plant landscaping throughout the construction area and external lighting along the boardwalk is also planned. There is no work being performed at Mariner Pointes fishing pier, a popular amenity for residents and visitors alike. David Wahl points out a worn tie-back fastener that was discovered inside the original seawall A crumbling portion of the original concrete seawall A construction project replacing the seawall and boardwalk at Mariner Pointe Condominiums on Sanibel began on April 28. It is expected to be completed before Labor Day New rebar fasteners are encased with an additional protective plastic sheath The construction crew from Stokes Marine The new section of seawall meets an old section


27 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 From page 1BIG ARTS ScholarshipsJessica Zizzo, who is graduating from Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts and will attend the University of South Florida, earned the BIG ARTS Dance Scholarship. A BIG ARTS/Robert Rauschenberg Scholarship was presented to Anna Craig, Alisa Scribner, Dakota Sica and Krystal Smith. Craig attends Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, majoring in illustration. Sica, a senior at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, received the Rauschenberg Scholarship for his studies in fine arts sculpture. A graduate of Mariner High School, Scrivner will attend Ringling College of Art & Design to study game art and design. Smith also attended Mariner High School and will study illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. This project is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which seeks to further the artists philanthropic and educational interests, and to advance understanding of the legacy of Rauschenbergs life and artwork. For further information about the BIG ARTS Scholarship program or BIG ARTS, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Sasha Wortzel Krystal Smith Dakota Sica 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. 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 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 06-08-12. 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 SUN JUNE 1, 201228 Tickets Available Now For Summer Concert Series Shell Point Retirement Communitys 3rd annual Summer Concert Series is slated to start on Friday, June 15 with the 3 Divas & The Dons at 7:30 p.m. This series will also welcome the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra in July and the Crossroads Quartet in August. Tickets are available to the general public for all three concerts. Many residents live here year-round, and we love being able to offer this concert series for everyone to enjoy. This will be our third year, and the feedback from the first two years has been amazing, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. 3 Divas & The Dons Friday, June 15 One of Sarasotas most popular ensembles comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists, 3 Divas & The Dons are known for presenting exciting programs of varied musical styles. Their eclectic repertoire covers a broad spectrum of compositions ranging from opera to Broadway, as well as sacred, folk, patriotic and the Great American Songbook. The Divas are comprised of harpist Bonnie Caplan, lyric soprano Lorraine Murphy and mezzo soprano Amy Connours. The Dons include baritone Tim OConnor and pianist Steve McCoy. Grand Floridian Society Orchestra Monday, July 30 Coming to us from Walt Disney Worlds Grand Floridian Resort is the ever popular Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, under the leadership of Pat Doyle. This orchestra features some of the countrys finest musicians who have been entertaining guests for the past 25 years. Come listen to the toe tapping sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra and hear why Disney resort guests return year after year. Crossroads Quartet Saturday, August 18 The Crossroads Quartet is a world championship a cappella quartet made up of four versatile award winning vocalists. Though steeped in the traditional barbershop harmony, Crossroads sings a wide variety of musical styles including vocal jazz, blue, gospel, pop classics, and standards from the Great American Songbook. Crossroads was formed when four friends from four different states and four different international champion quartets came together to make a brand new sound. They were crowned as the 2009 Barbershop Harmony Societys International Championship Quartet. Tickets for the Summer Concert Series are currently on sale. As a savings, individuals can purchase the entire concert series for $35. Concert tickets can be bought individually for $15. To purchase tickets, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts. For additional information about the concert series, call 454-2067. Grand Floridian Society Orchestra 3 Divas & The Dons Crossroads Quartet 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 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.


29 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Enrollment Open For 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 runs Monday through Friday, 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 grades K through 5 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 Monday, 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. Sponsors are Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, LAT Foundation, and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. To sign up, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. 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 Republican Women Dinner MeetingOn Monday June 11, a dinner meeting of the Lee Republican Women Federated will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow. The topic of the meeting will focus on candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives (Congress) District 19 Gary Aubuchon, Byron Donalds and Brian Owens. Cost to attend the dinner meeting is $20 per person inclusive. For reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. Crazy Hair Day at BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp in 2011


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 201230 Flounder with Blue Crab Stuffing 1 four-pound flounder 1/4 cup vegetable oil Remove scales, head and viscera from flounder. Rinse then cut flounder, using a sharp knife, lengthways down the middle of its dark side. The cut should be as deep as the back bone will allow. Tilt knife sideways and cut horizontally along each side of the backbone to make two pockets. Place fish on an oiled baking pan and loosely fill both pockets with Blue Crab Stuffing, see recipe below. Brush flounder with oil, making sure the fins are well coated. Bake at 350 F for 30 to 40 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. Blue Crab Stuffing 1 pound blue crab meat 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup butter 2 cups soft bread crumbs 3 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon pepper Remove pieces of shell or cartilage from crab meat. Cook onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in butter until tender, but not brown. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Stuffing for six 3/4pound flounder or one 4-pound flounder. Yields 6 servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 696, Calories From Fat 252, Total Fat 28g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 346mg, Total Carbohydrate 27g, Protein 80g. Flounder with Blue Crab Stuffing Assisted Living The Very Last Supperby Priscilla FriedersdorfYour culinary experiences probably started like mine; tentative, barely acceptable efforts with pork chops and rice and a spousal rejection of Spam baked with orange marmalade. These efforts mushroomed into dinner parties with casseroles of shrimp, pans of lasagna or pots of beef stroganoff to serve 30. Things have changed and friends, with age, have become more finicky; I give up. Guests warn, most belatedly, that they are; lactose intolerant, vegetarian, do not eat beef or are allergic to anything with a red coloring. In addition some ask if the seafood is farmed or wild and advise that they do not eat tilapia even in lemon and wine sauce with capers. But my favorite admonition was, My doctor has advised me not to eat any fish that is at the end of the food chain. The entre was tuna steaks, not whale! After imbibing some of my homemade Limon cello or Aquavit liqueurs, conversation livens and capital letters harkening back to the recent past are thrown around with irritated abandon like salted peanuts. Merits of war and peace, taxing authority, health care plans, and marital options, prompt a huffy rush for the door. We chuckle somewhat bemusedly as we wash and dry the crystal and crockery and make new vows. And this time I mean it... no more dinner parties. But I didnt tell you about the most fun evening. Someone gave me a leftover Honey-baked Ham bone, chunky with meat, one person brought a salad and another had baked the piece de resistance, a special carrot cake. I made cornbread and slowly simmered the ham with beans for soup. We sat around, recalled our younger days, remembered our careers and where we had lived and yes, even had some Limon cello. We laughed a lot and everyone went home happy. Well... I do have a new recipe for a sensational pizza on Nam bread, the red lettuce looks luscious and I miss our conversations. Honey, is there some Limon cello; what are we doing Friday night? No, never mind about the Aquavit. Academy Class On U.S. HistoryThe Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend a series of Academy classes focused on The History of the United States through 1815. This series will occur over a three-week time period with classes from 10 until 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands. Tickets are required to attend each session, and can be purchased for $10 each by calling 489-8472. Classes will take place on Tuesday mornings, June 12, 19 and 26. As we approach the annual celebration of our nations independence, Shell Point welcomes back Professor Adrian Kerr to take participants through a comprehensive look at the span of American history through the year 1815. It starts with the original people who settled in North America and will continue to the end of the war of 1812-1815. Each session will focus on certain parts of this history, with session one looking at the colonization, session two looking at the road to independence, and the final session detailing how the new nation emerges. Professor Kerr has been a part of our Academy of Lifelong Learning for several years now and always brings some of the most intriguing and informative presentations to our residents and the community, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. He always amazes us with his expansive knowledge about so many cultures and their histories. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses a wellrounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Professor Adrian Kerr Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


31 ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Library Book Discussion GroupReaders are invited to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, the focus of the Wednesday, June 27 book discussion meeting at the Sanibel Public Library. There is no charge and the meeting is open to the public. The discussion will begin at 2 p.m. in the meeting room across from the elevator, Meeting Room 4. Carole Fallon will lead the discussion. When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment. The books featured at the discussions are available and located in the library near the reference desk. While it is preferable to come having read the book to be able to join in the lively discussion, all are welcome. If you have questions call the library at 472-2483. Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownCome On Southby DL BrownEven if, yall from Chawlstn, Svannah Nawlins, Lanna come dip in d rivah heavy humidity got us down right fur piece out yonder shoppin in town need collards, grits n fat back fixin a mess o okry n maters hey, folks bless yalls hearts slurp a fixin o red eye gravy wif grits an greens an come on south fast as yall can Don Brown, retired architect and native Floridian, is author of Florida Scrub Country, Joy In The Moment and Passage Through Mangroves, poetry books available from the Sanibel and Captiva Libraries. His books can be browsed online at iUniverse.com/bookstore. He is poet laureate of the MIT Class of 1951. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 2. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James 3. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok 4. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda 5. Bubble Moment by Katie Gardenia 6. Dry Grass ofAugust by Anna Mayhew 7. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 8. Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown 9. Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 10. A Breif History of Sanibel Island by Marya Repko Courtesy of Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. 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 New Home Sought For Special Needs Catby Anne MitchellAfter 17 years on Sanibel, Peter and Carola Wilkens are returning to their native Germany soon and they are seeking a loving home for their beloved Oriental shorthair cat, NeNe. NeNe has some very specific characteristics and needs and Carola Wilkens wants to be sure she is well matched with her new owners. Most importantly, NeNe must be the only cat in the household. This breed is very different from any other cat breed. They are very demanding, vocal and much more like a dog in character than a cat. They need to be number one and only, which leads to the problem. I have tried for six months to make her fit into my cat family, but she keeps terrorizing my three other cats to the point that they started to soil the house out of desperation, Wilkens said. She is a very valuable and well-known breed between Siamese and house cat. She is only 13 months old. She has her papers and all necessary shots. She is an indoor cat only. NeNe would not fare well in the cold German climate. The breed also loves the heat, which means that she would freeze to death in Germany, the poor thing. I will cry my heart out to give her away, but that is exactly what I have to do, Wilkens added. NeNe needs a new home Its Shrimpfest Time!Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.com 33 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! Every Tuesday enjoy Crunchy Shrimp, Coconut Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, BBQ Shrimp, Shrimp fra Diablo plus a changing selection of shrimp specials like Thai Shrimp and More! And the Special Part they are all priced at $15. So make plans now with friends and family cause we dont know how long it will last! Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 49 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JUNE 1, 2012 B BSECTIONChildrens Education Center Of The Islands 38th Graduation CeremonyThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands (CECI) celebrated its 38th graduation ceremony on May 20 at The Sanibel School. During the festivities, the teachers were honored for all their hard work with flowers while the parents were treated to a short film created by Mark Meyers, which was described as a real tear-jerker. In the film, the students spelled out their names, answered what they hoped to become when they grew up and blew kisses and said I love you, Ill miss you. On the students list of the hopeful employment opportunities were scuba diver, ballerina, president, dentist, police officer, mommy and builder. There were a lot parents who have been down this road with older children, but for the first timers, it was hard to hide the bitter sweetness of the experience. Following the film, the children filed on stage wearing red, blue and yellow graduation caps, they sang songs and waved little American flags. Diplomas were handed out by the teachers, and to finish off the ceremony, the little ones donned sunglasses and danced to We Are Family before cake and juice were served. continued on page 11B Ms. Lu Sares gives Colton Sullivan his diploma The children file onto the stage to receive their diplomas Sanibel Student Recognized For Academic Excellence, Community Involvement The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools awards scholarships to elementary students in 5th grade based on academic merit, civic engagement and a nomination from their principal. Meagan Brown, a 5th grader at The Sanibel School, was awarded the $1,000 Ben Carson Scholar Award last week. On May 19, a luncheon was held at the Hyatt Regency at Coconut Point. Scholarship recipients, including Brown, were honored at the annual Carson Scholars event, awarded a medal of honor and recognized as a role model for other students. One student was selected at each of the elementary schools in the School District of Lee County. Carson Scholars are some of the best and brightest students in Lee County, said Marshall T. Bower, esq., executive director of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Earning excellent grades, supporting the community and making an impression on the principal are not easy tasks but these students did it. They are role models and deserve this opportunity. Meagan Brown, bottom right, with her parents Andy and Lisa Brown and sister Maya at the awards ceremony


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 20122B Hortoons American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, June, come to the American Legion Post 123 for a meal of spaghetti and meatballs, served all day long On Tuesday, June 5, the Ladies Auxiliary will hold their meeting at 6 p.m. If you have any flags to be retired, drop them off before Thursday, June 14, which is Flag Day. Every Monday night, Post 123 hosts 9 Ball Pool Tournaments starting at 6 p.m. This weeks winner of the first match was John Earl while Desi Fish took second. The second match winner was John Gonzales while Gator Gates took second. Every Wednesday night, come and enjoy Marty Stokes and The Captiva Band playing the blues from 7 to 9:30 p.m. 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. 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 at Sanibel Square 472-HOME(4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com 545 Rabbit Road, west-facing near-beach lot in Sanibel River Estates with convenient deeded gulf beach access path right on West Gulf Drive $199K 1847 Farm Trail wooded ~1/3-acre lot in small natural community of Island Woods with charming new old e-FL-style homes that shar e pool and tennis $249K 1118 Sand Castle Road in The Dunes golf & tennis community, one of the last single-family lots located on the outer circle with natural views $299K 5307 Umbrella Pool Road in Sanibel Bayous II, over 1/2-acre pie-shaped cul-desac parcel within walking distance of Clam Bayou & Bowmans Beach $449K 837 Limpet Drive in Shell Harbor, one of the largest parcels, 1/2 acre overlooking intersecting canals, patio dock, & wide water views facing south-east $930K Sanibel Properties for Staying Cool This Summer... Colony Resort #47 2nd floor near-beach condo with pool & nightly income $149K Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate David Anderson Office Manager & Closing Coordinator Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator & Notary Susan Andrews Realtor Broker-Owner Seashells #37 corner 2 bedroom off West Gulf Dr with pool, tennis, & rentals $274K 3-bedroom townhome on Greenwood Court in The Dunes golf & tennis community $324.9K Sundial Resort #I-101 remodeled club suite with full amenities & easy-onsite rentals $349.9K Sanibel Arms West #M7 2nd floor 2 bedroom with stack washer/dryer & terrific income $399.9K Beach home on Southwinds Drive near this community gulf access path $499K Kings Crown #212 corner 2 bedroom on 2nd floor & with open kitchen & glassed lanai $599K Sandalfoot #5C1 gulf-front 2 bedroom grossing $40+K year in on-site program $699K Beach Road easy-living spacious 3+bedroom with great room, library, family room, & dock $899K Gulfside Place #319 penthouse 2 bedroom with den, decorated as 3 bedroom $974K Compass Point #141 gulf-front 2 bedroom with den & over $50K annually in income $999K Call or e-mail Susan@SanibelSusan.com for island inventory lists (updated weekly)


4B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Realtors Sponsor 4th Of July FireworksThe Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce announced that John R. Wood Realtors has become the Presenting Sponsor for the 4th of July fireworks on Sanibel. We are delighted to support this major community event, said Joe Mondelli, partner at John R. Wood. As one of the major realty groups on Sanibel and Captiva, we wanted to ensure that this traditional 4th of July event will be enjoyed by as many residents and guests as possible and we were happy to become the presenting sponsor for this great event. The Sanibel and Captiva 4th of July fireworks display put on by the Zambelli brothers will begin at dusk, and will include a party for the community at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Entry is free and there will be live entertainment, face painting and onsite parking for $5. Tickets will be available for the purchase of food and beverages. On behalf of the board of the chamber of commerce, I would to thank John R. Wood for their sponsorship of this major Sanibel and Captiva event. This sponsorship will ensure that this years celebration will be bigger and better than ever, said Ric Base, president of the chamber. The fundraising and operation of this years 4th of July fireworks is being undertaken by the chamber of commerce. If you are interested in a sponsorship or in making a donation, contact Bridgit Stone-Budd at 472-8255 or email services@sanibep-captiva. org. Chris Davison (Island Inn); Mark Blust (The Prawnbroker Group); Lee Ellen Harder (BIG ARTS); Jay Richter and Joe Mondelli (John R. Wood Realtors); Bridgit Stone-Budd (SanibelCaptiva Chamber of Commerce); Fran Peters (Island Vacations); Chris Heidrick (Heidrick & Co. Insurance); Doug Babcock (Tween Waters Inn); Donna Puma (Pinocchios and Gepettos) Uncommon Evening Tickets Still AvailableTheres still time to make reservations for individual and table sponsor tickets for the Uncommon Evening, an annual event sponsored by the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The gala evening is being held on Thursday, June 7 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in Fort Myers. Robbie Roepstorff, president of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, will be presented an honorary life membership in the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The 2012 Business Ethics Award will be presented to one of three area businesses, which have been named as finalists. The seventh annual Business Ethics Award finalists are Colliers International Southwest Florida, Hope HealthCare Service and Ted Todd Insurance Agency. Other features of the evening will be the presentation of Character Education Teacher Awards and scholarships to 16 recipients. The event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Individual tickets are $60. Tables of eight and sponsorships are available. Contact Arlene Roth at 337-9503 or aroth@ uncommonfriends.org for more information. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, established in 1993, is a character education foundation whose mission is to instill ethics, moral values and a sense of purpose in tomorrows leaders. The foundation is dedicated to enriching society by promoting the positive values author James D. Newton discovered in five unique men and their wives Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh intellectual giants who helped shape the 20th century. Additional information about the foundation and tickets for the Uncommon Evening may be obtained by calling 3379505 or visiting www.uncommonfriends. org. AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATESPRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery FREEKitchen Sink with any Cambria Countertop Order Over 50 S/F COUNTERTOPS ... Cambria Quartz, Granite, Corian & Staron, Glass & Tile Backsplashes, Shower & Tub Replacement Interior Interior Painting Painting SALE SALE Limited Time Only Limited Time Only (CARPET SALE)TAKE 10% OFF CARPET ONLY WITH MIN. PURCHASE OF 300 SQ. FT. SALE STARTS JANUARY 1ST EXCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS SALES. Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918 ALL ON SALEFurniture Accessories Window Treatments...


5B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Buying, Selling or just want to chat... TALK TO CHUCK TALK TO CHUCK Outstanding Agent! Outstanding Results! Outstanding Agent! Outstanding Results! 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 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 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 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 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 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. CARD OF THANKS submitted by Kathleen McClanahanGruhlNever overlook an opportunity to say Thank you and doing so with numerous board members present and two beautiful plaques was the perfect way to thank the Sanctuary Golf Club for hosting the 10th annual Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge to benefit the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. Over the past decade,the Challenge has raised almost $700,000 which CFI distributes to assist island non-profit organizations and individual island residents and workers who have experienced hardships, such as medical and financial emergencies. Al Hanser, chairman of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, presented a special plaque to Drew Donnelly, the head golf professional at the Sanctuary Golf Club for his continued efforts to insure the success of the Community Golf Challenge. Co-chairs this year were Gordon Coons, Terry Igo and Mike Valiquette. Sanctuary Golf Club Thanked By Charitable Foundation Center, Ken Kouril, Sanctuary general manager, left, receives a plaque from Al Hanser, chairman of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. They are flanked by CFI board bembers Ralph Clark, Bob Berendt, Ginny Fleming and Melissa Congress. Also pictured are Drew Donnelly, Sanctuary head pro, and Paul Roth. Drew Donnelly, head golf professional, Sanctuary Golf Club, left, and Al Hanser, chairman of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands and CEO of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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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 5132 Large 1 BD, 2 BA at South Seas Directly on the Bay w/sunrise views Perfect Island Retreat or Rental Property Steps to pool, beach, shops and more $275,000 MLS 2120260 Fred Newman and Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Captiva Island Lure Captiva Direct Bayfront w/Gulf Access Dockage Mini Estate/Family Compound 4 BD, 5 BA and 1 Half Bath Captiva Village Location $3,695,000 MLS 2110756 John and Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Great Investment or Getaway Furnished 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Tremendous Investment Opportunity Open, Airy Townhome Floorplan Updated, Fantastic Lanai $699,000 MLS 2111278 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Sanibel Authentic Beach Home Gorgeous Setting on High Ridge Super Wide Beach Views & Sunsets All New Interior, Casual Elegance Beautifully Landscaped with Coconut & Royal Palms $3,150,000 MLS 2120294 McMurray & Nette, 239.281.4435 Island Life 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Just Steps to Captiva Beaches Beautifully Remodeled and Professionally Decorated Enclosed Pool and Spa $1,199,000 MLS 2111207 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Bank Owned Captiva Beach Front Old English Tudor Historical Home Fully Restored 5 Bedrooms/4.5 Baths Deep Water Dock, Resort Style Pool Creative Terms & Aggressive Bank Packages $2,850,000 MLS 2701021 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 Wedgewood of Sanibel -Sanibel 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths 3,222 S.F. Penthouse Beautiful Gulf of Mexico Views Private Rooftop Sundeck $1,349,000 MLS 2800790 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 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 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 Direct Gulf Access Sanibel 4 Bedrooms, 4.5-Baths Separate Guest Suite w/Kitchen Screen Enclosed Tropical Lanai w/Pool Private dock and Boat Lift $1,995,000 MLS 2101213 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 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 Sandpiper Beach Sanibel 2 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Stunning Gulf Views Great Amenities Fully Furnished $644,500 MLS 2100534 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 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 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 239.472.1302 Beachview Country Club Sanibel Long Fairway Views 3BD/2BA South Facing Large Private Caged Pool Updated Kitchen with Granite $789,000 MLS 2100915 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShell.com 7B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012


In its more than three years on the island, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory has established itself as a popular New York-style eatery serving up an entire made-fromscratch menu that includes breakfast items, sandwiches, soups, pizza, wings, salads and ice cream. With the peak winter season behind us, the deli like many island businesses is offering special incentives for those of us who keep the home fires burning year round, along with summer tourists. Use the June coupon book in the Island Sun to get these special deals. Examples: buy a large, 16-inch, cheese pizza for $8.99 (save $4), from 3 to 8 p.m.; one breakfast sandwich and a medium coffee entitles you to a second one free, 7 to 11 a.m.; and ditto for any ice cream product. The ice cream is home made and there are 16 flavors of hard ice cream, 15 flavors of soft, plus frozen yogurt. The deli is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, serving organic coffee, various teas, fountain soda and juices. The meats are by Boars Head. Theres outdoor seating, free wireless Internet and free delivery. Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory is at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, phone 4722555. Physical fitness is on most peoples minds, whether the goal is to achieve it, maintain it or make improvements. Naturally, the subject is always top of mind at the Sanibel Health Club, where owners Tim Shevlin and Jenna Hoyt live out their passion for bodily well-being. They specialize in personal training, helping clients achieve their own particular fitness goals. Their newest program, Body Realized, focuses on setting you up on a complete nutritional program combined with a comprehensive workout program. Each program will be customized to your goals and fitness level. Better yet, you never even have to come into the gym! Shevlin said. The entire program can be put together over the phone and via e-mail. You do not even have to work out at a gym, we can customize a home workout. Just answer a few questions about your current fitness level and your goals and within 24 hours you will have a diet and workout program specifically created to provide you with the best results possible. If you are in the area you may stop in our health club and we can provide the same programs, whether you work out at the Sanibel Health Club or at another gym in the area, we will help you get in the best shape of your life. If you are training for a triathlon, wanting to increase your drive 40 yards on the golf course, look better in your bikini or compete in a bodybuilding show, the bottom line is that you need to increase your lean muscle mass and do it in a way that specifically fits your needs, says Shevlin. My style of training will get you the results that you desire faster than you ever imagined. Shevlin can be reached at 395-2639 or tim@bodyrealized.com. Kudos to the Sanibel-Captiva chapter of START, a Florida non-profit organization dedicated to preserving our coastal waters, and to the island businesses that support it by selling and serving local seafood obtained by methods that encourage improvement of fishing and fish-farming methods that ensure we have fish for the future. Local business supporters include: Sweet Melissas Caf Baileys General Store Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille Lighthouse Caf The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Traders Store and Caf The Island Cow The public can help by: Supporting local Seafood Savvy restaurants and markets that subscribe to these ideals; Ask your server or retailer which items are sustainable choices; Visit SeafoodSavvy.org to see whats being done to protect our oceans and future seafood; Download and use the Seafood Watch mobile phone application by Monterey Bay Aquarium, to help you make sustainable choices. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The 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, dancing to Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, June 3, closed; Monday, popular and classic smooth music and dancing; Tuesday, popular and classic smooth music and dancing; Wednesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals; Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 4724559. 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. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment as follows: Wednesdays, Robbie Hutto, guitar and vocals; Thursdays Karaoke; Friday, June 1, The Troublestarters. All performances start at 8 p.m. except Karaoke, which starts at 9 p.m. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 3951263. 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 Store & Cafe 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. Keylime Bistro has live music days and nights seven days a week. New to the line-up is Ken Limeri on jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro continued on page 21B 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. Tim Shevlin of Sanibel Health Club Jenna Hoyt of Sanibel Health Club Kristi Degraw-Higgins and Chris Baker, visitors from Tampa, play around with the hot dog character at the Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory while waiting for their lunch order Around The Islands With AnneSummer Deals At Sanibel Deli; New Personal Training Program; And Getting Seafood Savvyby Anne Mitchell ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 20128B


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Here is a sampling of their record: 10 consecutive conference regular titles; nine consecutive conference tournament championships; a 109-game unbeaten streak in conference play; an astounding 114-3-3 record in conference competition; eight NCAA tournament appearances and a record of 276-133-22 in the 21-year history of womens soccer at Maryville. This soccer background coupled the schools high academic standards are the reasons why Persinger chose Maryville over other offers. She plans to pursue a degree in communications. As early as 12 years old, she displayed her athletic talents not in soccer but in softball. She was honored by the Little League Hall of Fame among the top one percent of all 12-year-old girls for her batting, pitching and stolen bases. But come high school, she concentrated on soccer. Perhaps her athletic skills are no surprise as her parents, Stacey and Earl Persinger, were collegiate golfers and have been active in amateur golf in Southwest Florida. And her younger sister, Emma, 14, already drives the ball more than 200 yards and plans to compete in high school golf. If you want something bad enough and are willing to work hard enough, you can reach your goal. Thats the story of young Erin Persinger. Florida Everblades Capture Kelly Cup For 14 years, loyal hockey fans have supported the Florida Everblades and that support was recognized last week when the Everblades won their first ECHL Kelly Cup Championship. A sell-out, standing-roomonly crowd of 7,290 jammed Germain Arena to witness the Everblades defeat the Las Vegas Wranglers, 3-2, in overtime to win the coveted trophy four games to one. After losing the first game in the best-of-seven series, the Everblades swept Las Vegas four straight. It was the third time that the local hockey team had reached the ECHL finals, having lost twice previously. 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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 SOMETIMES THE SOMETIMES THE BEST PLAN IS A BEST PLAN IS A NEW PLAN. NEW PLAN.Greg Weglarz, President OwnerLicense # CG CA05420Phone: (239)489.0442 Cell: (239)822.2947 Email: gregwegz@earthlink.netwww.gregweglarz.com School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPHello Readers, I read some information recently about playground safety for toddlers and preschool children that I want to share with you. This information caught me by surprise and it may surprise you as well since it is such a counterintuitive behavior for a caring parent or caregiver. It seems that if you, as a parent or caregiver, goes on a slide holding your child, the chances of your child injuring him/herself is significantly higher. You are trying to protect the child from injury on a slide and yet the very force of an adult sitting behind a child on a slide can cause a childs leg to break. Dr. John Gaffney, a pediatric orthopedic specialist, reported that every spring he sees a high number of young children with broken legs from slide accidents. As soon as the weather gets warm, this starts to happen, Dr. Gaffney said. Its so common, but parents say, How did I not know about this? I thought it was doing something good for my child by having them sit on my lap. Although nobody keeps national statistics, orthopedic specialists say they treat a number of toddlers and young children each year with broken legs as a result of riding down the slide on a parents lap. A study at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York found that nearly 14 percent of pediatric leg fractures over an 11-month period involved toddlers riding down the slide with a parent. Dr. Gaffney conducted the Mineola study, after he had treated a sudden increase of playground slide fractures. The hospitals data indicated that every sliding fracture involved a child younger than 3 riding in an adults lap. The fracture might not be instantly noticeable, but typically the child seemed to be in pain and could not put weight on the leg. This is clearly a situation when a child is safer by himself. If a foot gets caught while the child is sliding alone, he can just stop moving or twist around until it comes free. But when a child is sitting in an adult lap, the force of the adults weight behind him ends up breaking his leg. Dr. Ed Holt, an orthopedic surgeon from Annapolis, Maryland, has also seen an increase in what he calls sliding board fractures. He wants parents and children to go to playgrounds together and even play on slides, but he is extremely concerned about the risks of sliding with a child on your lap. Dr. Holt recommends to prevent the injury, the best solution is to allow a child to slide by himself, with supervision and instructions on how to play safely. Young children can be placed on the slide at the halfway point with a parent standing next to the slide. At the very least, parents should remove a childs shoes before riding down the slide with the child on their laps, and make sure the childs legs dont touch the sides or sliding surface. Dr. Holt has been so concerned about this problem that he has made an instructional video for YouTube that tells parents about this danger and how to avoid it. Its about two minutes long and well worth watching. Here is the link www. youtube.com/watch?v=6EzJL3qp-eI. His message is simple. Go to the playground, have fun and if you choose to go down the slide, just make sure to do it safely. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. From page 10BSoccerThe local indoor football team has a bye this week and will complete the regular season next Saturday at home against the Western Pennsylvania Sting. By virtue of their first place standing in the Southern Conference of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, the Tarpons will host the conference championship on June 25. Tickets are available at the Germain box office. Miracle Home This Weekend Against Daytona The Fort Myers Miracle are home at Hammond Stadium for four games this weekend against the Daytona Cubs starting tonight (Friday) at 7:05 p.m. The Miracle began the week with a 20-30 season record and 5-5 in their last 10 games. Daytona was 19-28 on the season through Monday of this week. The first pitch tomorrow is 6:05 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 1:05 p.m. and the series finale on Monday at 7:05 p.m. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com 12B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012


e Sanibel School BeaconSb Lbt O Snf Nr This issue highlights events of the school year 2011-2012.2012 National Junior Honor Society Inductionby Elizabeth DePasquale, and Mariah Hendricks, Seventh Grade ReportersNJHS is the acronym for The National Junior Honor Society. NJHS members help landscape and put together projects to help the school maintain the campus landscape. NJHS also helps the Sanibel Community in all sorts of projects. The newly inducted members are identified in the above photograph. Its important to be a member in NJHS. Its an honor and looks great on a resume. I feel proud to be able to help the community and school at the same time, said Kristin Van Olst, a seventh grader, and member of NJHS. In order to be a member in NJHS, students need to have demonstrated certain qualities of the goals of NJHS, which are: Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Character, and Service The grade point requirement to get in NJHS is that students must have a 3.5 or above. The students who meet the grade point criteria are offered the opportunity to apply for membership. I feel like I have to be a role model, and I feel like an important person, said Riley Johnson, secretary of NJHS. What we do during our meetings is discuss programs we will hold, help landscape at the school, and apply our skills to help others. Dances, inductions, car washes, landscaping and other projects are held by the hardworking NJHS organization. Recently this school year, NJHS has been involved in projects like, held a canned food drive for the Salvation Army, collected Murex shells for a Soldiers Child organization, where each child of a soldier killed in combat receives a birthday greeting and gift, Blessings in a Backpack, which is donations of food for weekends for students who are in need, and the 10K run to support F.I.S.H Fellowship in Serving Humanity. A current project is to collect books for the Henryville, Indianas kindergartentwelfth graders who suffered tornado damage to their school. They show their appreciation for their community, by giving back their time and effort. Monthly, NJHS meets in their faculty advisor, Mrs. Corteses classroom. The day before the meeting the officers meet to set up the agenda. The new officers this year are Jacob GoodmanPresident, Vice PresidentMatthew Lucker, SecretaryRiley Johnson, TreasurerDeanna Craig, HistoriansMariah Hendricks and Megan Wesley. We will be looking forward to the new school year in NJHS.Book Fairby Alexandria Cloutier, Eighth Grade ReporterThe Book Fair is an exciting opportunity for students to purchase novels and stock up on school supplies. The students love browsing through all the different books on display. They love buying books by their favorite authors. They also love the non-book items. The kids all-time favorite non-book purchase has been the rubber pointer hands. They love to select scented erasers, calculators, bookmarks, and pencils to keep their learning enjoyable! To set up for each Scholastic event, our media specialist, Mrs. Libby Payne, and her volunteers arrange book shelves and tables overflowing with books and hang up a sampling of each poster that will be available. They and arrange book sections and post headings to make shopping more organized. Each class has a designated time to visit the fair. The kids use checks and cash to purchase their books, and the money goes toward getting new books and materials for our school library! Last year, we raised enough to purchase a lot of new library additions! Each book fair has a theme, and the decorations reflect the theme. The sales promotions also are related to the theme. We have two book fairs each school year. This years themes were Blast Off With Books and Reading Luau. It is like going to a book party.Sixth Grade Coast Guard Tripby Jacob Atkinson, Sixth Grade ReporterSix lucky students sixth grade students: Claire Minoui, Metin Basturk, Jacob Ramsey, Emily McCallion, Courtney Maw, and Jacob Atkinson won a trip to the Fort Myers Beach U.S. Coast Guard station by being the highest scoring students in the Boat Safety class. When the students arrived, they first walked into the station and met the coast guardsmen, who showed them around the cool boats that are used for chases. They sat in the seats, which all had seat belts; because the boats can go so fast. Next they went on the stations inboard boat out to the Back Bay. When they were far enough in the bay, the boat slowed; and the coastguardsmen demonstrated a drill with a heavy ball, a rope and a dummy to simulate life-saving techniques. Then the students got to practice their aim by throwing the ball toward a life ring. Each student got a number of attempts to see who could continued on page 14BSpring 2012 The newly inducted members are pictured above. In the front row are: Julia Rivait, Sarah Heidrick, Sarah Adler, Mariah Hendricks, Isaac Bender, Anna Kjoller, Colin Maw, and Deanna Craig, (seventh graders). Back Row: Audry Paul, Megan Wesley, Halle DuPre, Elizabeth DePasquale, Kristin Van Olst, Jordyn Dolly, Haley Keller Matthew Lucker, Riley Johnson, and Jacob Goodman, (seventh graders). Not in the photograph are: Griffin Kupsaw, and eighth grader, Daniel Young. photo by Mrs. Diane Cortese Anna Hayes, seventh grade, discovers a new favorite book at the Scholastic Book Fair. photo by staff Courtney Maw did not actually get the ball in the middle of the target, but came closest to the ring photo by staff13B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Students (left to right) Courtney Maw, Emily McCallion, Claire Minoui, Metin Basturk, Jake Ramsey, Jacob Atkinson photo by staff


get closest. The guards allowed the students to attempt the drill four times each. A surprise to the boys, the girls did better than the boys! Accompanying the students were the representative from the Sanibel Power Squadron, Marti Squitieri(left) who is the guest instructor, Mrs. Peggy Drennan, the teacher, (center) and the members of the U.S. Coast Guard (right and in front.) After the trip, they headed in and topped off the trip with yummy pizza before returning to school.Ding Darling Environmental Cartoon Contestby Anna Snow, Sixth Grade ReporterEvery year The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge holds a cartoon contest for children at six different schools in the area. The Sanibel School is lucky enough to be one of the participating schools. This event started way back in the 1900s in honor of Jay Norwood Ding Darling who was an environmental cartoonist. Darling wanted to alert people about conserving wildlife and the environment. Each of the six participating schools has a winning entry; Mr. Doug McGregor was the guest speaker. Mr. McGregor, like Darling, is an environmental cartoonist. Wildlife ranger Toni Westland was also a guest speaker. Ms. Westland represented the J.N Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve. To win this wonderful contest students, had to draw a cartoon of something environmental relating to our Sanibel environment or of significance to our world. For example, a subject of a cartoon might be the bear that came to Sanibel or maybe the people wrongfully taking live shells from Sanibels beautiful beaches. If a student wins the contest, the student receives a tote bag with the winning cartoon on it, a mouse pad with the cartoon on it, and a sketch book and a paint set. Many Sanibel students entered their cartoons into the contest, but only two students from each school were declared winners. What a hard job that would be picking the winners! In first place was Suzanna DeCosta and in second place Gabriella Lopez, both from sixth grade. This was a great contest, because it showed kids the importance of looking after the environment. So congratulations Suzanna and Gabriella on your excellent cartoons. Gingerbread Men by Logan Sales, Seventh Grade Reporter The kindergartener students listened to the story of The Gingerbread Man. Then they baked gingerbread men cookies, with the help of their teachers, Mrs. MaryEileen McDonnell and Mrs. Barbara Simmons and retired Sanibel Kindergarten, Teacher, Mrs. Kathy Zocki. After the gingerbread cookies, were baked and ready to be eaten, the little gingerbread men ran away! Shocked and worried, the kindergarteners made up lost posters informing people that there would be a reward for whoever found the lost little gingerbread men. Luckily, a few weeks later, Assistant Principal, Mrs. Nancy McDole found some clues and told the kindergarteners that she had found some crumbs and footprints leading to the elementary playground. Relieved the kids rushed to the playground, and there they were: the gingerbread men, all yummy and ready to decorate and eat! Government Dayby Richard Walker, Eighth Grade ReporterGovernment Day is a very special day for The Sanibel Schools eighth grade students. The eighth grade class visits Sanibels City Hall to learn all about how our city government operates. It is widely hailed as one of the most interesting fun events of the school year by the eighth graders. After arriving at Sanibel City Hall in the mid-morning, the eighth grade class proceeded into the council chambers. There was a very informative lecture. Then there was a mock City Council meeting run by students, in which students were voted in as council members and tried to resolve a scenario invented by other students. This way, the eighth grade class learned firsthand about the challenges of running a city. After the City Council meeting, the students were taken on a tour of the rest of City Hall. On the tour they learned all about Building and Planning, which grants building permits and monitors construction sites. The eighth grade also learned about Law Enforcement, which manages the Sanibel Police Department. The most popular part of the tour was the MIS, or the Management of Informational Systems, Department. Full of technology, quad-monitor systems, and linked into every security camera on the Island, the MIS is headed by the father of eighth grader, Nick Smith. The mock City Council meeting was very interesting, and the students loved being able to participate in it! Feeling like being actually a part of the City Council was so cool! We learned a lot about how the meetings are organized, too, said Gabby Cooper.Yearbook and Journalism Classby Elizabeth DePasquale, Seventh Grade Reporter Mrs. Peggy Drennan is the teacher of the Journalism/ Yearbook creative writing class, which is a middle school elective class. Mrs. Drennan has been teaching the journalism part of the class for eight years, and the yearbook portion of the class for four of those eight years. The Sanibel School has combined these two classes for the last four years. Prior to that, the yearbook was created by a separate yearbook class.continued on page 15B John Sergeant is decorating his gingerbread cookie after he found it on the playground. photo by Logan Sales Bodhi Taylor mixes the batter with the help of Mrs. Kathy Zocki. photo by Logan Sales Winners: Gabriella Lopez (left) and Suzanna DeCosta. photo by Staff Students climb the stairs to the City Council chambers to begin their tour photo by Staff14B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Promo page designed by Haley Keller, seventh grade


Mrs. Drennan gets help and advice from a representative from Jostens, the publisher of the yearbook. The students help create the school newspaper as well as the yearbook by taking photos, choosing layouts, writing and editing. They make the yearbook and the newspaper exciting for younger and older kids and adults as well. They try to make the yearbook intriguing enough for the students to be inspired to buy it. The yearbook class goal is to put everyone in the yearbook at least three times for all students, and for eighth grade students, five times or more. The old yearbooks are used as references to spell names correctly, to find creative layouts, and to help the students think of different ideas. The advantages to a full-color yearbook are that its more attractive and a more colorful way to remember all the students. Another goal of the class is to promote the sale of the yearbook by writing and creating ads and showing previews of the yearbook on Sea TV. There is also an order form placed in the Monday Reporter each week. This year the class hopes to sell 180 yearbooks. There are still some books left, so get yours today!Baby Photosby Mariah Hendricks, Seventh Grade ReporterEvery year the eighth graders at The Sanibel School bring in a baby photo of themselves to the yearbook class. Once the yearbook staff receives all of the photos, the students then scan and upload the photos to the yearbook online program, Jostens. Once they are uploaded, a student, who is assigned the baby photo pages, designs a format and places the eighth grade baby photos on the designated page. This years designer is eighth grader, Gabby Cooper. When the yearbook is printed and ready for showing, eighth graders are able to look back on the early childhood photos of everybody they grew up with. It is a special feature to have pages just about the eighth grade. It allows the students to feel special, because they have a featured part of a book, all about themselves. In May the eighth grade were able to see their photos and how much everybody has grown up! Each class of students has yearbook pages devoted to itself with interesting facts and information about that group of students.Yearbook Salesby Anna Snow and Laurin Van Olst, Sixth Grade ReportersThe yearbook is a fun book full of great memories. It is a wonderful way to remember the friends and teachers that you know and love from elementary and middle school. The 2012 Yearbook is on sale throughout the entire school year. More than half of the yearbooks were sold before the shipment arrived. Everyone in The Sanibel School is in the yearbook at least three times, and most people are even in the yearbook MORE times! The yearbook class has ads around the school promoting the 2012 Yearbook. A teacher or a student can buy one anytime. Mrs. Peggy Drennan, the yearbook class Teacher, said, We sell the yearbook for less in the fall, to encourage an early purchase, so we can predict how many to order in advance. The money is used to pay for the printing of the yearbook. If there are any funds remaining, we purchase new cameras for the class. Mrs. Drennan also stated that there is a new graph feature used with the elementary classes. The yearbook students polled the elementary classes such items as favorite playground activities, favorite classroom activities, most important inventions, plans for when they grow up, favorite sports, for example, and then illustrated the results in a graph for each classroom. There are also photos of everyone taken my members of this hard-working staff. The yearbook is really fun to make, but designing the pages was THE BEST! Students say, Seeing the yearbook come together was really awesome. The yearbook class anxiously waited for its arrival. The reason the yearbook takes so long to design is because the yearbook is over one hundred pages long, and the class had to take ALL the photos and identify EVERYBODY in the photos. Take a look at a page or two, and enjoy 2012s colorful, bright, fun and amazing yearbook!Journalismby Jovahni Lozano, Seventh Grade ReporterGaby Lopez and Jacob Atkinson, sixth graders, joined the Journalism Class for the first time. They agreed that, Journalism is creating, publishing, and saving memories to put in the school newspaper, The Beacon, and the 2012 Yearbook to keep forever. They chose this elective because, they thought it would be fun. They indicated that their favorite part of journalism is writing scripts and preparing Power Points for Sea-TV (the in-school closed-circuit TV) to advertise the yearbook and share school experiences. Gaby and Jacob described the process of preparing an article. They explained the process is getting the topic, writing editing the article and then publishing. Gaby and Jacob noted the challenges of writing an article. When writing an article the journalist needs to prewrite, make a rough draft, then conference, them create the final draft. Finally the article gets published. Gaby and Jacob described what they do, working on the yearbook. They said, We make pages of peoples memories. They added, Our overall opinion is that Journalism is exciting, and there is always something interesting and challenging to do.continued on page 16BSixth Grade Field Trip To Marine Lab: Preparationby Sierra RainvilleThe Florida Keys Marine Laboratory is a full-service marine lab situated in the heart of the Florida Keys, near Key Largo, and the destination of the sixth grade last October. The field trip offered a unique opportunity for them to have an unequalled hands-on science experience and interact with our Gulf and Atlantic environments. Before the trip to Marine Lab, there were a few things that the students had to do to get ready for the trip. First, of course, they needed to pack. Students needed to have enough stuff for three days, which included clothes, two bathing suits, sun shirts, sheets and a pillow, tooth brush and toothpaste, a jacket, towels, and a few other things. Sixth graders also needed to prepare scrapbook assignments for when they got back. The charter bus left The Sanibel School at 7:00 a.m. and drove to Marine Lab. It took around five hours to get there, including a stop for lunch at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, a few minutes away from Marine Lab. It was a long drive, but it was fun to get a chance to hang out with friends for a while. Arrival And Mangrove Snorkelby Sam GrussStudents rooms were upstairs in a very large cabin; the girls dorm room was at one end of the building and the boys dorm room was at the opposite end. Each camper received a cozy bunk bed to sleep in. The cafeteria at Marine Lab served breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. The menu included mini pizzas, stir fry and lasagna. The cafeteria also served peanut butter continued on page 16B15B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Baby photos of eighth graders Emily Minoui (left) and Joey Aulino (right) are part of this years yearbook. photos from the Baby Photo File The 2012 Yearbooks amazing cover has many students photographs on it in a stylized wave. It is a real eye catcher. It was designed by the students in the class. photo provided by Jostens Publishers Gaby Lopez and Jacob Atkinson are completing their first year in the Journalism/ Yearbook class. They got an advance look at the 2012 Yearbook they created. photo by Jovahni Lozano Sierra Rainville and Sam Gruss, both in sixth grade, reviewed the Marine Lab preparations with their teacher, Mrs. Peggy Drennan. Photo by Staff


and jelly sandwiches for another choice, if students did not care for the menu that day. Each student received an underwater camera to take photos on the trip. At the mangrove snorkeling sites, students saw many mangrove seeds floating on top of the water. Mangrove seeds look like little green sticks. When students swam up close to the mangrove trees, they saw many schools of fish. After snorkeling, students studied the different types of mangrove leaves, which are white, red and black. Black mangrove leaves have a salty back, so they taste salty when students licked a black mangrove leaf. Red mangrove leaves have a pointy tip. When the students went to Marine Lab, they learned a lot of science ideas and enjoyed the fun. Sea Grass Snorkelby Sierra RainvilleStudents picked up snorkel gear, which was provided, and divided into boat groups and motored off into the bay. The boats hadnt been motoring long before arriving at the beautiful sea grass beds. The students pulled on flippers and snorkels in a hurry, excited to finally go swimming. Then, they plunged into the chilly water to experience their first snorkel trip. It was an amazing experience. Students took so many pictures and saw so many amazing things, including upside down jellyfish, turtles and manatee grasses, and lots of different types of fish. The most abundant thing they saw was sea grass. The water was about four feet deep, but there was an area with very deep, dark water. Some of the kids who went in claimed to have seen a nurse shark resting on a ledge. In all, going to the sea grass beds was an amazing experience that they will never forget. Middle School Math Teamby Gaby Lopez, Sixth Grade ReporterThis school year, Mrs. Diane Cortese, the middle school math teacher, started a math team for the eighth graders who are enrolled in Algebra 1. The purpose of creating this math team is to get students excited about math and show them that its fun. Mrs. Cortese started the math team this year and will be continuing it every year as a tradition. In order to be a member of the math team, a student must be in eighth grade, in Algebra 1 and have a love for math. The math team benefits its members by improving their thought-processing skills, critical-thinking skills, and helping them become better problem solvers. In December, at Florida Gulf Coast University, the team complete against more than 1000 middle school and high school students. Rachel Wexler placed 6th in the middle school category. The spring semester competition was January 21 and was held at Fort Myers High School. They had individual and team competitions. There were 36 participants All of their opponents were tough and competitive. The results were in: Joey Aulino came in 11th; Stephen Rice came in 12th; Madelyn LaBar came in 13th; Rachel Wexler came in 15th and Alexandria Cloutier came in 26th. We were the smallest team completing, but we did extremely well. It is a high honor to be able to compete against the best math students in the Lee County School District. Congratulations to our Math Team! Red Ribbon Weekby Gabrielle Cooper, Eighth Grade ReporterEvery single year at the Sanibel School we participate in Red Ribbon Week. This is one week out of the year dedicated to supporting students to stand against drugs. Each day of this week has a specific theme that relates to not using drugs. Students dress up according to the days theme. On the first day, it was Hat Day, Put a cap on drugs. Students wore colorful and unusual hats. The next day was the Twin Day, Friends help friends be drugfree. On Twin Day, students dress alike, as in the accompanying photo. Next was Hawaiian Day, Smarties dont do drugs. Students dressed in colorful clothing. After that was Team Sports Day, Stay in the game-dont do drugs. Students wore clothing supporting their favorite teams. The last day of the week was the annual Pajama Day or Reada-Thon Day. On that day kindergarten students dressed as Story Book Characters, while elementary and middle school students dressed in their comfy pajama attire and read favorite books. This week reminds kids that they have better things to do than drugs!Battle Of The Booksby Gabriella Lopez, Sixth Grade ReporterThe Battle of the Books is a reading motivation and comprehension bookrelated competition that is sponsored by The School District of Lee County. It is a reading competition found in many elementary, middle, and high schools across the country, but dates back to the end of the seventeenth century in France when the term Battle of the Books appeared in a satire written by Jonathan Swift. The Battle of the Books took place in the Lee County School Board Conference Room on Friday, May 4. Our reading teacher, Mrs. Alicia Base, had the role of coach, assisting students with the preparation of answers to possible questions. Mrs. Libby Payne, our media specialist also hosted a competition for elementary students, and its called The Amazing Reading Race. The Lee County School District has been hosting the competition since 2008. The competition was started in order to encourage students to read. Students may volunteer for the team. They read as many Sunshine State Books as they could by the time of the competition and took Accelerated Reader tests on the books to check their comprehension. Sunshine State Books are books that are chosen by a committee of media specialists from across the state of Florida for their genres, curriculum connection and multicultural representation. Fifteen books in all are selected each year. Many of the team members had read all fifteen books! There were six team members, Rachael Wexler, eighth grade, and the team captain, Isha Mehraz, seventh grade, and Emily McCallion, Nicky Ashton, Sam Arensman, and Kai Phanthavong, all in sixth grade. The Battle of the Books team made the finals and finished in second place for the school district. We are very proud of their accomplishment.Video Editing by Emma Heald, Eight Grade ReporterA creative and fun elective in The Sanibel School is Video Editing. Alexandra Cloutier and Gabrielle Cooper, both in eighth grade, are taking, or have taken Video Editing at one time or another, and have treasured that time. Alexandra Cloutier stated, Video Editing is a class where you learn how to make and edit videos. Gabrielle Cooper said, In Video Editing, we create inspiring, clear-cut videos to communicate emotion as well as information. Gabrielle also said, I love to enter contests and win prizes! Alexandra Cloutier mentioned that her favorite project she created in Video Editing was The Eighth Grade Video, because it brings back memories. This video is a monSam Arensman and Jacob Atkinson, prepare to snorkel Photo by Staff From left to right: Kassie Ryan, Mackenzie Orsino, and Talia Tumminello, second graders, on Twin Day wearing beautiful flowered dresses. Photo by Staff Battle of the Books team members, wearing their official T-shirts and the medals they won are congratulated by Principal Barbara Von Harten (center): Sam Arensman, Kai Phanthavong, Isha Mehraz, Nicky Ashton, Rachael Wexler and Emily McCallion. Mrs. Base (far right) is proud that they won second place. (They missed first place by a single point.) photo by Gaby Lopez Math Team members are eighth graders, Stephen Rice, Joey Aulino, David Wright, Rachel Wexler, Alexandria Cloutier, Madelyn LaBar, and team sponsor and middle school math teacher, .Mrs. Diane Cortese. Photo by Staff16B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012


tage of photos of the students who are being promoted to high school and events and activities throughout their elementary and middle school years. It will be shown at the promotion ceremony at end of school. Gabrielle Coopers favorite project was Kid Care, because it was fun informing people how to get their child insurance. Both girls also have created videos for Sea TV. One that both Gabrielle Cooper and Alexandra Cloutier created was, the Star Spangled Banner lyric video which is featured on the Sea TV morning show. They indicated that the steps to making a video are: First you plan a video and get it approved. Then you use Fire Wire to capture video into video editing software. Finally you edit the video and put it onto a DVD or flash drive and show the world what you have created. Alexandria Cloutier remarked that the most challenging part of making the video is Keeping the audio and video in sync. One thing you should do before going into Video Editing is familiarize yourself with technology, said Alexandria Cloutier. Gabrielle Cooper declared, I would recommend Video Editing to new-coming middle school students, because it inspires them to channel their creativity to make delightful videos. Every year there is a Lee county Film Festival in which students can enter videos they have made throughout the year. This year The Sanibel School had numerous winners. They were Sarah Adler, Breanna Anderson, Alexandria Cloutier, Jacob Scherr, and Matthew Lucker. They did a wonderful job! Sanibel Tennisby Logan Sales, Seventh Grade Reporter Lya Kjoller, Erik Howell, Joey Aulino in eighth grade, Logan Sales, Grant Reel, Cameron Donovan, Mitchell Rice, Olin Peck, Deanna Craig, and Abby Nave, in seventh grade and Hannah Fay, and Metin Basturk, in sixth grade, are members of the 2012 Sanibel Schools Intermural Tennis Team Tennis members of 2012. The team practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:1 5p.m. till 3:45 p.m. First the players start off running two laps around the tennis courts, and then do lunges and skipping. After that are the important arm swings. Next the kids all grab the racquets and get ready for challenge matches. Tennis at our school is great, because we get to enjoy a sport with friends, said Cameron Donovan, a seventh grader at The Sanibel School. Many students, like seventh grader, Abby Nave, are inspired by famous tennis players, like Robert Kendrick. Abby says, He inspires me with his perseverance and competence. Ms. Christy Bradley is the coach this year. All of the students agree that she is great, because, she gives constructive criticism. Tennis is a great sport for everybody to enjoy. Junior Performing Artsby Sierra Rainville, Sixth Grade ReporterThis spring, the Junior Performing Arts class put on the play, Winnie the Pooh. In the play, Winnie and his friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood, think that Christopher Robin was captured by a mysterious creature called the Backson. They go out to try and find him but realize that there is no such thing as the Backson. The actors thought that the best part about being in Winnie the Pooh was getting to jump around and dance, according to David Gallo, grade five. Another actor, Zach Costa, grade five, admitted that the hardest part about being in the show was the singing the Backson song. There were long rehearsals to prepare for this play, but the kids said that they were helpful and fun. The costumes looked amazing. The costume for Piglet, played by Julia Holston, grade five, was a pink dress with stripes, and a pink hat with ears on top. The kids earned their parts through auditions. Besides acting, some of the other things they do in Junior Performing Arts are sing and wear itchy costumes. said Marne Kortegast, grade five. The next show they would want to do is the Lion King. It is really fun and big, explained Kristen Dunavant, grade five. Some advice was given for the incoming third grade actors about Junior Performing Arts. Have lots of fun and dont be nervous during the show, said Zach Costa, grade five. They cant wait! Shell Fairby Sam Gruss, Sixth Grade ReporterThe Shell is an exciting event that is part of sixth grades Shell Studies class. The students cooperate with each other by working together at the Shell Fair to inform the visitors about the shells. Sixth grader Gaby Lopez described what they did. They informed visitors to the shell fair who wanted to learn more about shells and other interesting sea life on the beach. There were many kinds of mollusks in the tanks, such as the Lace and Apple Murex, Banded Tulip, Lightning Whelk, Horse Conch and more. The tanks had three-layer filters to spread oxygen around the tanks. The mollusks in the tanks survive with a chemical called Instant Ocean, a salt mix of chemicals that mollusks need to survive in a tank. The students were also able to earn Community Service hours for serving additional shifts as docents.The Shell Fair: An Eighth Graders Perspectiveby Richard Walker, Eighth Grade ReporterThe Shell Fair is a yearly event sponsored by the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum that helps visitors understand and learn more about shells and the mollusk they contain. At The Sanibel School, sixth graders are required to take a Shell Studies class and work at least one shift at the Shell Fair. Gabby Cooper, a current eighth grader, recalls her time at the Shell Fair two years ago. I worked for three hours a Friday, in the hut outside the Community House. The tanks that held the mollusks had bubblers, water filters, and food near them to help keep the shells alive. Adult volunteers would come feed the animals at night. I got to work with a friend of mine, and that made it ten times more fun than I thought it would be. I loved the Shell Fair, because it gave me a great opportunity to learn and a chance to share my knowledge with others. continued on page 18B Students receive guidance and feedback from Mrs. Libby Payne, Video Editing Teacher, on a video project in Video Editing. photo by Staff Right to Left: Mitchell Rice, Erik Howell, Nick Smith, Grant Reel, Olin Peck, Joey Aulino, Metin Basturk, Cameron Donovan, Hannah Fay, Logan Sales, Lya Kjoller, and Deanna Craig, are the members of The Sanibel Schools tennis team. photo by Staff Right to Left: Mitchell Rice, Erik Howell, Nick Smith, Grant Reel, Olin Peck, Joey Aulino, Pooh, Piglet, Tiger, and Rabbit listen as Owl tells them about the Backson. The actors, left to right are Devin Welsh, Julia Holston, Jake Mann, and Marne Kortegast, all in grade five. photo by Staff The sixth grade students Anna Snow and Sam Gruss discuss and describe the mollusks. photo by Staff Eighth grader Gabrielle Cooper reminisces about her time at the Shell Fair while examining some empty shells in her classroom. photo by Richard Walker17B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012


When asked to explain the Shell Fair to a sixth grader, Gabrielle said that, It is an event where students volunteer time to teach visitors about mollusks. You learn all you need from the class and the field trips to the Shell Museum. They can even give you notecards if you forget the information. Everyone loves the Shell Fair, and Gabby loved her time there. Volleyballby Laurin Van Olst, Sixth Grade ReporterThere were many fantastic and skilled volleyball players on the teams this year! The players were divided into A and B Teams after they tried out. Some advice from one of the A team volleyball players for tryouts was to work hard, practice before tryouts, and dont be nervous. If you are a beginner, you most likely will be put on the B team. If you are an experienced player, you most likely will be put on the A Team. The volleyball team usually practiced two times a week. The team started out practicing by warming up and stretching. Then they do many drills and scrimmages. They also practiced serves, passing, and hitting drills. This season both A and B teams won eight games and lost only two games. This year the team was given an opportunity to participate in the Dig Pink tournament held at Southwest Florida Christian Academy. At the end of the tournament they were undefeated and were presented a trophy, which is on display at our school. There were many wins and victories this volleyball season and we hope there are still more to come next year.GolfSanibels golf team is made up of eighth graders this year: They are Lauren Lockard, Michael Stufano, Thomas Coyne, Daniel Young and Sam Roberts. They all have worked hard to improve their swings, drives, putting and chipping. They have participated in a number of tournaments. The final events for the year is the Regional Golf Tournament. The team did well. We came in 4th with a score of 218. Lauren Lockard was low female medalist with a score of 47 for the south region. Lauren Lockard has been a member of the golf team for all three years she has been in middle school. Lauren moved on to compete in the District Golf Tournament. Breaking News: Lauren Lockard won the tournament with a low score of 50! Congratulations, Lauren! 6th GRADE REPORTERS Jacob Atkinson Sam Gruss Michael Junkin Gaby Lopez Sierra Rainville Anna Snow Laurin Van Olst 7th GRADE REPORTERS Isaac Bender Elizabeth DePasquale, Photo Editor Jordyn Dolly Anna Hayes Mariah Hendricks, Photo Editor Haley Keller Sam Klieber Nick Kurn Jovahni Lozano Logan Sales, Camera Assistant Kristin Van Olst 8th GRADE REPORTERS Alexandria Cloutier Gabrielle Cooper Sophie Gruss Emma Heald Richard Walker, Editor Nick Smith JOURNALISM ADVISOR Peggy Drennan THE STAFF OF THE SANIBEL SCHOOL BEACON 18B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Back row, from left to right: Coach Kari Wheeler, Madeline Tomlinson, 8th grade, Tess Nader, 8th grade, Jordyn Dolly, 7th grade, Breanna Anderson, 8th grade, Gabrielle Cooper, 8th grade. Front Row: Megan Rizzo, 8th grade, Audry Paul, 7th grade, Kristin Van Olst, 7th grade. photo by staff From left to right, back row: Coach Kari Wheeler, Laurin Van Olst, 6th grade, Maikala Thomas, 6th grade, Stephanie Crown, 8th grade, and Lya Kjoller, 8th grade. Front Row: Megan Wesley, 7th grade, Anna Kjoller 7th grade, Deanna Craig, 7th grade, and Nikko Rocha, 6th grade. photo by staff Lauren LockardShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


19B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Moochers. It seems that every family has one. We work real hard to raise our children, send them away to college and we hope they then go on to lead productive lives. But then many families have one grown child who always seems to need a handout. Can I borrow some money? Im behind in my mortgage payments. My old car needs thousands of dollars of repairs. Maybe you can just buy me a new reliable one. Junior really needs braces and I cant afford them. I cant make ends meet. In todays hard economic times, a certain amount of money problems is understandable. But then there are the adult children who just seem to go from one tragedy to the next. As parents, our inclination is to bail them out. We dont want to see our children suffer. But by continuing to keep the moocher child on the dole, are we not enabling them to continue improper behavior? Wont this all end badly? Constantly bailing out our needy adult children eventually leads to bigger problems between family members. I cant relate to you how many times Ive seen this with various clients and their families. Mom and dad might be making gifts to Son to keep him economically viable. The other children resent it for a variety of reasons. The responsible adult children view their brother as taking advantage of their parents goodwill. The bad feelings grow over many years. Suddenly, one of the parents is deceased, and the other parent becomes disabled. Usually, one of the responsible children is named as trustee and also has a durable power of attorney. Then, all of the you-know-what hits the fan when the moocher child asks the responsible child for a handout from moms trust. Im not giving you any more money from moms trust! Youve taken enough over the years, the responsible child asserts. What am I supposed to do? Declare bankruptcy? moocher child answers. Im just going to go to mom and ask her to tell you to give me the money. Ive seen clients suffer their own financial problems because they couldnt say no to one of their adult childrens money requests. But for those who have adequate resources, the question then becomes is it proper to keep helping an adult child? Theres no good answer or outcome to this scenario. Thats why when families are supporting an adult child, they should probably build provisions into their trust that say whether or not the adult child should continue to receive gifts after mom or dad become incapacitated and someone else is handling their economic affairs. Another good idea is to consider adding a statement in the will or the trust that lifetime gifts should count against the adult childs inheritance so when the estate is one day divided up, the children who were responsible will end up with more of the estate in an attempt to even out what occurred over the years. But then this usually delays the inevitable. Eventually the moocher child will run out of sources of funds, either because the gifts stop once the parent becomes incapacitated, or after his parents deaths when the equalization of the estate leaves the moocher child with an inadequate amount of money to survive on for very long. This problem is compounded when you consider our increased longevity. If the moocher child is in his late sixties or even seventies before his parents pass on, he is often unemployable at that point. Perhaps he has physical or other disabilities that make most jobs out of reach. Many employers wont consider hiring someone at those ages as well. Finally, theres the question as to whether an adult spendthrift child should handle his or her own inheritance once Mom and dad are both deceased. But thats a question for another column. Just know that if you have a moocher child who you know that you shouldnt continue enabling, but you cant stand the thought of cutting them off, you might be making his future situation a whole lot worse by continuing to make the gifts. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerMoochersby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA April Airport Traffic ReportDuring the month of April, 790,322 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 12.9 percent compared to April 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 5.6 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in April was Delta with 177,708 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (103,472), JetBlue (102,021), AirTran (97,814) and US Airways (88,140). 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I cannot tell you how many times Ive heard this story: Someone needs some work done and they shop around for the cheapest price. Im all for saving money, but sometimes the cheaper contractors jobs dont work out the way the homeowner wanted. Recently, I was having a conversation with a fellow contractor on the islands who was telling me how he consistently encounters potential customers who come to him for an estimate, have him evaluate a job, he then gives a price to do the job but the homeowner choose to go to a lowest bidder. Sometimes the lowest bidder is a contractor, sometimes not. Please be aware that to perform almost any type of work in the state of Florida, you are required to have a license. Of course, there are plenty of people out there who are incredibly skilled, but dont necessary have the proper license to do the job as an actual contractor. When you are shopping for a contractor for any job, be it an air conditioner install or crown molding in your living room, consider these tips before you go with the lowest bidder or that cousins uncles brother that you think is just perfect. Who is pulling the permit for the job? If the person you are planning to hire is asking you to do that, chances are they are unlicensed. What does that mean to you? If you pull that permit and they do the job incorrectly, you will be held liable for anything that goes wrong. If you go ahead and get a job done without a permit, then that work could result in things not being done to code, your insurance not covering defective work or problems that arise from it (think about something like a bad wiring job that starts a fire) and dont forget penalties that you could pay if you get caught. Our state requires that we put our license number on our ads, our vehicles, website, etc. So, make sure that the person you are hiring, if they claim to be a contractor whos giving you a super deal, is compliant in all those things. Unlicensed contractors will often ask for you to front them some cash prior to the start of the job. We have all heard stories of the homeowner who fronted some cash to buy supplies and never see the contractor again. A good indicator of stability at the very least is a business with a company name and they accept checks made out to their company name for payment, not just cash. continued on page 22B Superior InteriorsStepping Outside Our Comfort Levelby Jeanie TinchEvery so often, most of us look around our home and wonder how we might step outside our comfort level just a bit to freshen up a tired looking living room, or how we might inject new interest and excitement to the guest bedroom. Sound familiar? Lets examine some of the things that can cause a room to look a little frumpy or dated. Trendy decorating and color schemes tire quicker than individualized decorating does, Remember hunter green and burgundy? How about peach and teal? Color, more than any other design element, can precisely pinpoint the decade of a rooms last makeover, The style of the furniture and accessories is another tell-tale sign of an aging room decor. The days of more is more are gone, replaced by a simplified clean and open look that most people find appealing and stress inhibiting. Thematic decorating, with an abundance of our favorite animal, tree or fruit, can become monotonous. So, where do we begin in the freshening up process? Lets start with the arrangement of the furniture. By simply pulling some of that furniture away from the wall or switching the position of a few pieces, the room will suddenly feel different. Take all of your accessories out of the room and one-by-one bring back only the things you really love, positioning them in a different place in the room, or in another room altogether. If you would like to stretch the borders of your comfort level just a little, add a vase, lamp, throw pillow or rug in the color you wish you had the nerve to try, and see if it grows on you. Try a mirror or painting that is not your normal style. Because you spend very short amounts of time there, a good place to try new looks is in the foyer, guest bedroom or powder room. You can get a little wild and crazy in those areas because you wont tire of it like you might in the family room or kitchen. If it is time to replace some of your furniture, think in terms of pieces that compliment, rather than match, each other. The careful selection of furniture items and accessories will provide you with a style that is not only your very own, but one that will age gracefully. Decorating outside our comfort level can be somewhat scary but, if you try it, youll be asking yourself why you waited so long to do so! Jeanie Tinch is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at jeanie@decden.net.


21B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 deaRPharmacistNatural Performance Boostersby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have reason to suspect that members of my sons high school baseball team are using steroids to give them an edge on the competition. Are there any safe, natural alternatives to enhance performance? GH, Gainesville, Florida Steroid abuse among teenage athletes is indeed cause for concern. Side effects range from acne and increased aggressiveness to high blood pressure and liver damage. To really dissuade your son, tell him that side effects could include girly breasts that need to be surgically removed. While steroid use might promote muscularity, it could ultimately short-change his stature by several inches of height. Okay, lecture over. A fascinating study just completed in 2012 by researchers at the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago found that the aroma of jasmine flowers helped professional baseball players improve their batting performance. No joke. In this study, the players took a whiff of their wristband, which was impregnated with the scent of jasmine, and then they stepped up to the plate. Batter up. At another point in the study, the players stepped up to the plate and sniffed wristbands that did not have jasmine aroma. Players batting performance was evaluated by judges who had no idea which players had sniffed jasmine-infused wristbands. Players evaluated their own performance as well. Long story short, the researchers concluded that jasmine helped improve the mechanics of swinging the bat, the overall bat speed as well as the trajectory of the ball. These results suggest that jasmine could have potential utility in not only enhancing athletic ability, but also other endeavors requiring precise-hand eye coordination, researches concluded. Such endeavors might include things like micro-surgery and musical performance, they noted. Lead researcher Alan Hirsch, MD, said that he wasnt surprised by the findings, as previous studies have shown jasmine to improve athletic performance in other sports, including bowling. Strike! My 19-year-old son said this all sounded a little hokey, but given what teenage locker rooms smell like, several drops of jasmine on a wristband will go unnoticed by the other guys. If your son is overly concerned about smelling too feminine, keep the wristband in a baggie and slip it on in the field. Inhale deeply before the game, several times. Please share my column with your sons coach so he can get the whole team on board. They have nothing to lose... except the playoffs. Another natural performance enhancer that I like is the age-old herb called rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea). Studies have yet to find a single harmful side-effect with rhodiola, an adaptogen frequently used to lift mood and destress you mentally. But, of course, ask your doctor if its right for you or if its okay to take the herb for a couple of weeks before the big game, or even before finals. Its sold nationwide, along with pure essential oil of jasmine. 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. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have a friend who is always coming from a place of lack. Every time I have a conversation with her, she talks about not having enough. I try to be positive with her, but I am getting to a place where I dont even want to be around her. What can I say to her to get her to change?A: Your friend is coming from a place where she appears to lack gratitude and acts as if she lives an unfulfilled life. Instead of being grateful for all she has, she focuses her energy on what she doesnt have, or what she lacks. Your friend needs to hear a recording of herself as she may not even realize how negative her never enough thinking is. She needs to have this awareness, then she has to be the one willing to make the necessary changes for the better. You can confront her and let her know your observations and concerns from a place of caring. Tell her that it is helpful if she can begin to write gratitude lists daily and start operating from a place of I have, rather than lack. Even if she does not have something tangible or intangible she can act as if she does. Your friend needs to realize that there is enough and that she is enough. I bet if you ask her if she is enough, she would say no. What you can do is have a good long conversation with your friend and offer her some of your own wisdom, ideas and great advice. Give her the positive reinforcement and acknowledgment when you notice her coming from a place of enough. From page 8BAround The Islandsis at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, phone 395-4000. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@aol.com or 395-2299. PGA TipsGolf Ball Flight Lawsby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalGolf is really a simple game; there are only nine things a golf ball can do. Its pretty basic the ball can go straight, left or right and stay straight to that path or curve right or left. That makes nine. Lets talk about each one and why it happens: 1. The golf ball starts flying straight to the target. That means that the club came straight into the ball along the target path. If it curves right, the club was open (for a right-handed golfer); if it goes straight, the face was square to the target path; and if it curves left, the clubface was closed to the target path. 2. The golf ball starts flying left of target. That means that the club came from out to in along the target path. If it curves right, the club was open (for a right-handed golfer); if it goes straight, the face was square to the left path; and if it curves left, the clubface was closed to the left path. 3. The golf ball starts flying right of target. That means that the club came from in to out along the target path. If it curves right, the club was open (for a right-handed golfer); if it goes straight, the face was square to the right path; and if it curves left, the clubface was closed to the right path.


ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 201222B From page 20BExperienced ContractorCheck with the municipality that you live in. Is this individual or firm licensed with them, are there any formal complaints against the firm you are considering hiring. You also want to check with the state go to www.DBPR.com. This is the Division of Business of Professional Regulations. This is the government body that oversees all contracting and business professionals in Florida. I know that the cheapest price can be very tempting, especially in this type of economy, but please be warned if you are hiring a contractor based on price alone, you just might get what you pay for... and a migraine as a parting gift. 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. 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, Finally, I did what I have never done before: I cleaned out my clothes closets and ended up with two piles one for the garbage and one for Goodwill. During my growing up years, I always had to wear my sisters hand-me-downs and wear them until they were threadbare. I hated it! Times improved, of course, but even now I cant throw away clothes until they are worn out. But I did it today. What is wrong with this old pack rat? Peggy Dear Peggy, You learned your lessons too well as a result of the Depression of the 1930s. Many seniors, men and women, wear clothing long out of style, that doesnt fit, is the wrong color, etc. because they think that they will get thin again or must wear it until it is worn out. Cleaning out your clothes closets you have done yourself a great service. Try and consult a fashion advisor at a major store or fashion boutique and maybe they will help you become the new you. Lizzie Dear Peggy, I do not think anything is wrong with you. Our behavior, wore clothes until the clothes were thread worn, it makes sense you would continue to do that until you make a change. It sounds like you have made a change... and change can be very good. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 19BAirport Trafficfreight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in April 2012, a decrease of 10.3 percent compared to April 2011. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, log onto www. flylcpa.com. VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents PHYSICAL THERAPYOne-on-One Treatment with Experienced and Licensed Physical TherapistsMASSAGE THERAPYDeep Tissue, Relaxa on, Swedish and Medical Massage with Experienced and Licensed Massage TherapistsPILATES EQUIPMENT TRAININGPrivate and Semi-Private Sessions on Sto Pilates Equipment with Cer ed Pilates Instructor/Physical TherapistAQUATIC PHYSICAL THERAPYIn Your Pool with Aqua c Rehabilita on Trained Physical Therapist Joint and Muscle Pain Joint Surgery/Injury Arthri s Dizziness and Ver go Balance Problems Orthopedics Neurological Condi ons LymphedemaCALL FOR OUR MASSAGE AND PILATES SPECIAL SUMMER RATES! 239-395-5858 www.islandtherapycenter.com Visit us in Sanibel Square, 2242 Periwinkle Way Islander Owned and Operated, Medicare Participating Providers


23B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 Dr. DaveOrchids And Hydrantsby Dr. Dave HepburnShould you possess a deep and fervent passion for orchids, I strongly suggest that you stop reading this article and turn from this page to something more edifying, like the back cover. For those still reading, you are about to learn some real medical terms that might affect the way you look at orchids. Unfortunately for flower lovers, the root of an orchid happens to resemble the male testicle. Greek doctors thought it would be cool to name various organs after various plants. Xerxes, cut along the patients creeping myrtle until you reach the petunia, then reach in and remove the honeysuckle. And so to this day, any medical term that deals with the male nether region employ the term orchid. For example: Orchitis Inflammation of the testes, often caused by mumps Orchiectomy Surgical removal of a testicle (usually as a result of cancer) Criptorchidism When a newborns testicle has not descended from the abdomen down into its vase Orchiopexy The procedure of repairing criptorchidism by retrieving the testicle and stitching it to the scrotum By now, most men reading this column are wincing and grimacing and have both hands tucked protectively between their clenched knees. I am now typing with my nose. But how often have you guys caught yourself admitting that youd give your left orchid to be the worlds greatest athlete? Lance Armstrong, arguably the worlds best athlete, if not its most inspirational one, did just that in 1996. Ranked the worlds top cyclist, Armstrong was diagnosed with an advanced testicular cancer that had spread to his brain and lungs. Critically ill, his chance of survival was less than 50 percent. His French sponsor, knowing the odds, quit. He underwent an orchiectomy and time trialled new and aggressive chemotherapy. He beat the odds, beat the cancer and went on to beat the top cyclists in the world! And he did so with panache. Not only did he re-enter the grueling cycling circuit, he went on to win the prestigious Tour de France seven consecutive years, from 1999 to 2005. During this amazing feat, Armstrong emphatically stamped his victory over testicular cancer when his wife gave birth to twin girls. One good orchid produced two more kids. When paranoid medical students are first taught how to check for certain diseases, we often examined our own body first. For example, when our professor discussed lymph nodes, the entire class would in unison begin palpating our own necks or the necks of those nearby. For the next week, we were all pawing, probing and prodding for lymphomas or other nodal disasters. So when we were taught that the commonest cancer of men age 15 to 35 is testicular cancer, well, the sight that followed was not a pretty one. A full one-third of us ended up concerned if not convinced that we were about to donate an orchid to the great flowerpot in the sky. Testicular cancer is usually not terribly deadly and, in fact, not all that common. However, the incidence of testicular cancer has risen 51 percent in the past 40 years. Oddly enough, criptorchidism (see above), a well-known risk factor for testicular cancer, has risen 60 percent over the same time frame. Another oddity is that testicular cancer attacks white men almost exclusively. Maybe this is why we cant jump. So current recommendations are that once a month, males over age 15 should do a careful orchid inspection. Best done in a warm shower, cancer will feel like a hard, painless peanut. If cancer is present, then orchiectomy is the definitive cure. For those concerned about how things will look at the beach after an orchiectomy, silicone and now saline prosthesis are available. If you think thats nuts (sorry), then youll love the fact that even male dogs can actually have replacements called Neuticles after they have been fixed. Makes us a little more confident around the hydrant. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. 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 BeforeShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON28B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED 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 6/1 CC 6/8 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 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 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 RS 6/1 CC 6/1 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 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 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 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 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. RS 6/1 CC 6/1 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. RS 6/1 BM 6/1 YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU!Neighborhood Accountability Board Volunteer TrainingTraining will take place on:Saturday, June 23, 2012 starting at 9:30amAt theDepartment of Human Services2440 Thompson St, Ft, MyersPlease call to RSVP at least 3 days prior to the training date at 533-7947 or ndonato@leegov.com**There must be a minimum of 5 volunteers con rmed to attend the training.Special Note: Lunch will be ordered from The Oasis Restaurantlunch cost will vary between $7.00 to $10.00 or you can bring you own.I dont believe we can have justice without caring, or caring without justice.These are inseparable aspects of life and work. Justine Wise Polier TENNISPLACE 2 BEDROOMTop oor corner unit with beautiful canal views. Newer kitchen and carpet. Boaters paradise with dockage available. $275,000/offers 239-395-2363 Tennisplaceforsale.comRS 6/1 CC 6/8


CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29B ISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 2012 REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL FOR SALE AUTO FOR SALE WANTED TO BUYTO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED 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 CASH 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 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN CENTER OF 3 ACRESNext to Sanctuary/Boat Launch. 2BR/2BA/Storage/Grnd Of ce/ No Smoking/Pet OK/ $1,750 mo+ utilities 472-0297 RS 6/1 CC 6/1 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 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 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 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 6/1 CC 6/29 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 INTERMODAL RAIL FREIGHT CONTAINERS DEMAND SURGEPurchase Containers Fully Leased @ 13.5% to 16% Net Fixed Rate Taxpayers Deduct 100% to $139,000 2012 All Taxes Insurance paid American Synergy Capital (800)-588-4143 www.americansynergycapital.com NS 6/1 BM 6/1 To those who are hungry, $20 is a fortune. But $20 can feed a family of four for a week, 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! r . 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


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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-8994 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 JUNE 1, 201230B My name is Brady (ID #530924) and Im a 2-yearold male white and tan hound mix. Im a great companion dog and would be a terrific addition to your family. I love other dogs, people and the great outdoors. As a sturdy hound mix, I will adapt quite well to an active lifestyle. My adoption fee is free (regularly $75) during Animal Services Construction Special. My name is Lucy (ID #524647) and Im a 2-year-old spayed female black domestic short hair. Ive been at the shelter since December thats a long time to wait for your forever home! If you visit me, Im sure you will fall in love with me. I have a silky-smooth shiny coat and I love to give attention as much as I enjoy getting attention. Im easily entertained especially with one of those sticks with feathers on the end. I love other cats so I would fit right into a multi-cat home. Purr-ty please... give me a chance! My adoption fee is free (regularly $50) during Animal Services Construction Special! ( For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. 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 Lucy ID #524647 Brady ID #530924 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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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 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 $325,000 UNDER CONTRACTISLAND SUN JUNE 1, 201232B