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JUNE SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:35 8:23 6:35 8:23 6:35 8:23 6:36 8:23 6:36 8:24 6:36 8:24 6:36 8:24 VOL. 19, NO. 51 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JUNE 15, 2012 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Happy Fathers Day June 17th Part IISinking The Mohawk The Right Wayby Michael HeiderJoe Weatherby, ship wrecker for Reef Makers, and Mike Campbell, Lee County natural resources senior environmental specialist, have their work cut out for them. They have been tasked with making the USS Mohawk go down just as smoothly as did the USNS Vandenberg, without any extra cost to Lee County taxpayers. Sinking the boat is pretty easy. Weatherby even has a preliminary of all the holes to be cut and where the cutting charges should be placed. The real art is making everyone happy in the process. There is a veritable political minefield they have to navigate through in order to do this, and Weatherby and Campbell are the men for the job. On top of this, Weatherby is committed to making the veterans who served on her decks feel as honored as the ones from the Vandy. After all, this is their ship. Sinking it will allow its name and legacy to live on as divers post about their experiences. Time and salt water have taken a toll on the old ship and the hull has become so rusted that it is no longer feasible to maintain the Mohawk as a floating museum; the historic ship was in danger of sinking at its dock. Campbell said county officials were notified that the museum was looking at options to dispose of the historic vessel before it became too great a liability. Scrapping the old ship would have netted the museum nearly $250,000, but the most sensible option was to donate it for construction of an artificial reef. The USS Mohawk will come to rest approximately 28 nautical miles west of Redfish Pass.continued on page 32 Joe Weatherby, the man who will make the ship go Boom! Cartoon Camp Inspires Young ArtistsCartoons provide the perfect medium for introducing children to drawing. Children, especially young children, have fewer creative and artistic inhibitions than adults. Cartoons are fun because the creator can assign any kind of emotion to the subject and from an action standpoint can make the cartoon character spring into action in any way they choose. In recent editions of the Cartoon Camp hosted by The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, children had a chance to do just that. Dave Horton, local cartoonist, led the children through a number of skills and techniques culminating in the production of individual portfolios the children were able to take home to share with family and friends. continued on page 42 Dave Hortons talent for cartoons provides artistic inspiration to youngsters Optimist Club 4th Of July Road RallyThe 33rd annual Road Rally starts on Wednesday, July 4 at noon in The Timbers restaurant parking lot. Get your team together and pick up registration forms at Baileys General Store, the Sanibel Caf, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, in the Island Sun, or before noon (just after the Fourth of July parade) at The Timbers starting line. Forms are also available online at www.sancapoptimist.org. Registration is a $35 donation per vehicle. Visitors are welcome. This years theme is Rallying for Island Youth. The top rally finishers and the best decorated vehicle will win prizes. Points are awarded for elapsed time closest to a secret, pre-established circuit time and distance, and for correct answers to a series of questions about clues along the rally route. Sponsorships, both business and individual donors are now available $500 and $250 donations get names on vehicles and on the rally T-shirt; $100 sponsors get names on vehicles only. Contact Randy Carson at 699-8739 or Richard McCurry at 292-4631 to donate funds or for more information. Registration forms and donations may be mailed to San-Cap Optimists, P.O. Box 1370, Sanibel, FL 33957. Donations are tax deductible; San-Cap Optimist Club is a 501(c)3 organization. Design for the 2012 Fourth of July Road Rally T-shirt Entry form on page 26
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 20122 Wedding Memories At Historical Villagesubmitted by Emilie AlfinoAs Junes brides prepare to walk down the aisle, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has on display some wedding items from time gone by among the other history to be seen at the village. In the Rutland House bedroom youll find a period wedding dress beside a framed seashell bouquet that won first prize at the shell fair in 1964. The museum acquired the bouquet in 2010 when Virginia Klotz, whose mother made the bouquet, approached Mary McLaughlin who is in charge of the museums archives. Virginia lived near the Island Inn years ago with her parents and had a shop on Gulf Drive, McLaughlin said. Her father was an artist and her mother worked with shells. Virginia told me they moved to Everglades City because their neighbors dog barked all the time. They built an identical building there. Klotzs mother entered the shell fair contest every year. After she was awarded first place five years in a row, she was gently asked not to compete again so others could have a chance, McLaughlin said. Klotz is now in her mid-90s and last year moved to Ormond Beach to be closer to family. The museum has many of her fathers paintings. You cant buy the award-winning seashell bridal bouquet, but the Village Gift Shop in the Old Bailey Store carries allwhite shell wreaths handcrafted of Sanibel shells by Barb Walling. Walling is a Sanibel resident and award-winning shell artist. She has been an avid shell collector for many years, and her white wreaths make the perfect bridal or shower gift. The shop also sells sailors valentines including mirrors and valentines in heartshaped frames that make excellent gifts for brides. They are handcrafted by Jim and Rose Prestigiacomo in Texas. Rose is an award-winning shell artist and Jim builds the custom cherry and other wood display frames. For the bride who isnt a shell lover, the Village Gift Shop also has a selection of hand-woven, colorful pine needle basketry from Naples artist Gisela Damandl. Damandl compares her work to that of the Seminole tribes in Florida who wove baskets from the long pine needles they gathered in the forests. Damandl teaches pine needle basket artistry at BIG ARTS workshops and her work is exhibited in galleries in the Northeast. The Sanibel Historical Museum is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to all buildings. Summer hours, which are now in effect, are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours. Wedding dress This vintage wedding dress and award-winning seashell bouquet are on display in the Rutland House at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village Bouquet 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 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
3 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, June 17, come to the American Legion Post 123 for a lasagna dinner served from 1 to 8 p.m. Come and treat dad to a fabulous meal! Every Wednesday, a meatloaf and mashed potato dinner is served from 4 to 9 p.m., with Marty Stokes & The Captiva Band playing the blues from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Every Monday night, Post 123 hosts 9-Ball Pool Tournaments starting at 6 p.m. This weeks winner of the first match was Jack Dalton while Don Stacy took second. The second match winner was Peter Mindel while Kevin Portoff took second. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are always 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 every day and the public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., located at Mile Marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Optimist Club Junior AnglersThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club announced that they are sponsoring a fishing group for kids for the second year in a row. Called the Optimist Club Junior Anglers, it is open to kids who sign up for the Sanibel Recreation Centers Summer Camp program. Councilors from the club and from the Rec Center work with the kids at various locations such as from land, from the beach and from boats, all on or near the island. The first fishing date was on June 4 in the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Each Monday for the length of the program, fishing will take place at a different venue. Several organizations, in addition to the Sanibel Recreation Center, are also involved. Tarpon Bay Explorers are providing the fishing poles and excursions on their boats. Baileys General Store is providing the bait. For further information about the Optimist Club Junior Anglers, contact Ian Wainwright at 579-0095 or Jim Baxter at 292-6703, or call the Rec Center at 472-0345. San-Cap Optimists Offer ScholarshipThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is offering a four-year college scholarship of $1,250 per year to one successful applicant. The applicant must be a recent graduate from a high school in Lee County, and apply to the Optimists according to the procedure spelled out in the three forms available on their website, located at www.sancapoptimist.org. Attention to detail, supporting information, a personal statement of objectives, personal recommendationa, etc., all presented in a straightforward manner are important inputs to the Optimists committee for final selection. The deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday, June 27. The award is expected to be announced by July 11. The San-Cap Optimists are again sponsoring the very popular 4th of July Road Rally. Sanibel Island Fireworks Night 2012 Wednesday, July 4th 6p to 9p Fireworks @ Dusk Presented By: Food & Beverage Tickets for Sale Kids Games! Bring the whole family! Watch the fireworks in style! At: A special thanks to our media sponsors: www.businessesbythebeach.com Pool Party! Pig Roast Grilled Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Chicken! Cotton Candy, Ice Cream, Soft Pretzels! Putting Competition & Kids Contests! Music by: $5 Parking HAPPY FATHERS DAY Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 20124 Sanibel Historical Village Closed July 4The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The museum, located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS), is currently observing summer hours and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, was founded with the mission to protect, preserve and celebrate Sanibels history. It is comprised of seven historic buildings that have been preserved and moved to the village site. Each building contains exhibits and artifacts highlighting Sanibels past. Many of the islands pioneer families are featured, as well as their commercial endeavors in agriculture, fishing, tourism, and the Old Bailey Store. A portion of the Old Bailey Store is home to the Village Gift Shop, which carries a variety of gifts for children and adults, from coloring books to sailors valentines, all of which are made in America. Admission is $5 for people 18 and older; children and members of the museum are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours. More information is available at www.sanibelmuseum.org, which is currently undergoing major improvements. The American flag flies proudly in front of Sanibels second post office at the Sanibel Historical Village. The first was destroyed by the 1926 hurricane, but Postmaster Will Reed collected enough storm debris to construct this building, which originally was located on San Carlos Bay about one mile west from the Sanibel Causeway entrance The American flag peeks through the thickening foliage in front of Sanibels second post office at the Sanibel Historical Village. The original was destroyed by the 1926 hurricane Ladies, its time to: Collect Your Dresses!New Venue: The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way.New Date: Tuesday, June 19th Time: 5:0-7 p.m.Admission: $5 donation plus one or more new or gently used dresses.The Evenings FestivitiesBring your dress(es) and a $5 donation and you will receive a dining certi cate to Matzaluna. Wine & light hors doeuvres will be served at The Village ShopsThe prize drawing returns by popular demand (tickets are ve for $20 or $5 each) drawing proceeds bene t PACE.Continue the party after the prize drawing at Matzaluna just down Periwinkle where 15% of your dinner tab bene ts PACE. Sponsored by:The treatment you expect. The treatment you deserve. vacations We make it easy. You make it home. Real Estate A Collection Party A Collection Party To Bene t: To Bene t:LeeAdditional Information: barb.h@RoyalShell.com Honoring the Honoring the Female Spirit! Female Spirit! 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!
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayGOLF TEE TIMES AND COURT TIMES AVAILABLE EVERYDAY 8AM-3PM Members Can Walk the Course Complimentary Every Evening 3PM-6PM FAMILY GOLF SUNDAY $10 Cart Fee for Any Dunes Member With 1pm-3pm Tee Times WHINE & WINE MONDAYS 5pm-6pm Flight Taste a Series of Three Featured Wines Only $15 FAMILY TENNIS ROUND ROBINS 3pm-5pm Courts for Adult, Kids and Family Play NINE AND DINE SCRAMBLE AND ROUND ROBIN DINNER 5:30pm Play Golf or Tennis and End with Nightly Cash Prizes and a Themed Buffet PENNY PLAY DATE 5pm-7pm Kids Eat and Play for Pennies at The Dunes Pool FAMILY GOLF FRIDAY $10 Cart Fee for Any Dunes Member With 1pm-3pm Tee Times MENS POINTS GAME 9:00am Starting Tee Times 3PM HAPPY HOUR Half Off Well and $5 Captains 3PM HAPPY HOUR Half Off Well and $15 Wine Flights 3PM HAPPY HOUR Half Off Well and $5 Cosmopolitans 3PM HAPPY HOUR Half Off Well and $5 Calls 3PM HAPPY HOUR Half Off Well and $5 Daiquiris 3PM HAPPY HOUR Half Off Well and $5 Margaritas 3PM HAPPY HOUR Half Off Well and $5 AbsolutsTHE DUNES KIDS SUMMER CAMP Monday through Friday Golf, Tennis, Team Sports, Arts and Crafts and Pool PlayTENNIS CLINICS 8am-9am TENNIS CLINICS 8am-9am TENNIS CLINICS 8am-9am TENNIS CLINICS 8am-9am TENNIS CLINICS 8am-9am TENNIS CLINICS 8am-9am TENNIS CLINICS 8am-9am GOLF CLINIC 4:30pm-5:30pm JUST FOR KIDS GOLF CLINIC 4pm-5pm ROUND ROBIN 9:30am-11:30am GOLF CLINIC 9am-10am YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Join now as a social family for less than $599 for 2012. SUMMER SCHEDULEOpen to the PublicPh. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com | 949 Sand Castle Road, SanibelSANIBEL ISLAND FIREWORKS NIGHTJuly 4th, 6pm-9pm | The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club5 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 20126 by Jeff LysiakIt is now less than a month away from the official launch of the 2012 Mongol Rally, a 10,000-mile crosscontinental adventure with more than 400 teams battling mountainous terrain, desert heat and unpaved roadways in some of the most remote regions of the planet. And while the rally has become known for testing both the endurance and problem-solving skills of its competitors, at least one of this years participants Sanibel native James Sprankle is hoping not just to meet these challenges, but to make his hometown fans proud. The peoples response has been overwhelming, said Sprankle, whose rally team is called The Goat Rodeo. I have to say Im a little nervous about this whole journey. I know I can complete it. The thought of disappointing people is difficult to think about. The last thing I want to do is not complete the mission I have set out to do. But Im pretty confident that Ill make it. For the past several weeks, the Island Sun has been providing regular updates on Sprankle and his Mongol Rally teammate, Sean Miller, as they prepare to take on the motorized vehicle ultramarathon. The event will begin at Goodwood Circuit in Chichester, England on July 14 and will end in Ulan Bator, Mongolia sometime around August 10. In addition to raising money for the rallys dedicated charity, The Lotus Childrens Centre Charitable Trust, Sprankle and Miller have selected to support Doctors Without Borders, an organization with gives medicinal aid to people in developing countries and wartorn regions. For the past several weeks, the Island Sun has been collecting donations on behalf of The Goat Rodeo, and passing them along to Sprankle. Included in the packages were both donations and bumper stickers, which will be placed on the blue, five-door 2005 Peugeot 206 purchased by the team. But when Sprankle received the first package of support from his fellow islanders, it was a bit difficult for him to comprehend. When I opened that first mail pouch, I honestly didnt believe what I was looking at. I didnt fully realize the impact of the Island Sun the power of its ink. I was ecstatic, said Sprankle. To be honest, I was tearing my hair out a little bit before that first pouch came. My checking account was being batted around pretty ferociously. Then, when I received package #2 and package #3, this put me close to being able to pay for most of my expenses and it was so great to see all the bumper stickers from all the island organizations and businesses that I grew up with, and sometimes even worked at. According to Sprankle, he and Miller are not sure exactly how they are going to place the stickers on the car. I want to put them in a central location, so theyll show up in pictures. Ill probably strategically place them on the back somewhere, he explained. Following the rally, all competing vehicles are either donated to charity, or sold with all proceeds going to charity. As far as fundraising is concerned, Sprankle stated that as of last week, he was approximately $500 short of his personal expenses goal to compete in the rally. However, he has successfully raised ,300 of the ,000 goal (approximately $4,752) for the two charitable organizations The Goat Rodeo is supporting. I feel like Ive come pretty far. At least much further than I thought Id get, he added. Asked what it means, as a Sanibelian, to have received an outpouring of support from his fellow islanders, Sprankle offered this acknowledgement: The older I get, the more I appreciate the island of Sanibel. Each time I visit, my love for this little slice of land grows. I appreciate all it has given me. It impacts what I do and how I think. But the island is nothing without the people who grace its shores. 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7 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 Cycling Safety Notes DONT WEAR EARPHONES Our Shared Use Paths have a lot of users, especially during season. If youre on the Paths, every other user is a potential source of danger. So you need to know whats going on around you. So put away the earbuds and listen! And for cyclists, Florida law prohibits the use of headsets, headphones or other listening devices. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Sponsors Get Ready For July 4 Spectacular Fireworks ShowThe Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce has announced that Island Vacations and local restaurants Timbers and Matzaluna have become sponsors of the 4th of July fireworks. Their contributions will help ensure that the fireworks show is bigger and better than ever this year. The fireworks, which will begin at dusk, will be launched from the foot of Bailey Road on Sanibels bay side. The fireworks will again be orchestrated by the Zambelli Brothers. This year there will be a community party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis club. Dusk is estimated be fall around 8:25 p.m. and will be clearly seen from The Dunes as well as from the causeway islands and by boat. Preparing for 4th of July Fireworks are sponsors Fran Peters of Island Vacations and Mark Blust of Timbers and Matzaluna restaurants On behalf of the staff, students and volunteers at CROW, and especially on behalf of our wildlife patients, I would like to thank everyone for their generous support in helping us pay for an unexpected $18,000 repair to our digital radiograph X-ray machine. Special thanks to the Charitable Foundation of the Islands for their donation and also to the Island Sun for letting their readers know about our need. The response was overwhelming and we are deeply appreciative of the results. CROW is fortunate to be part of a generous and caring community that supports our efforts to make a difference in the lives of the wildlife patients we save and in the lives of the people who are passionate, dedicated and committed to helping us save those lives. All of us at CROW extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed and we are proud to be part of the fabric of a community that cares so deeply about protecting our natural resources, including our native and migratory wildlife friends. Sincerely, Steve Greenstein, CROW Executive Director. CARD OF THANKS Guess who is now eligible for senior coffee at McDonalds? Jean Baer HAPPY BIRTHDAY Republican Luncheon Candidate ForumRepublican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives affecting Lee County have been invited to participate in the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon program on Tuesday, June 19. The candidate forum will feature the candidates providing their qualifications, then answering questions. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and forum which will be held at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, and candidate forum follow. Cost is $16. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony at 292-5212.
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 20128 Sanibel Historical Village Nears Membership GoalThe Sanibel Historical Museum & Village has about six weeks remaining in its annual membership drive and is only about $1,100 short of its goal. Its been a very successful membership drive, said museum manager Emilie Alfino. We set an ambitious stretch goal of $22,000. Weve never reached that number before, so were very excited to be so close this year. We hope people who love Sanibel, love history, and care about preserving it at the museum will help us close the gap. Individual memberships are $25; family memberships are $50. Other levels are available that have additional benefits: a Pioneer Membership at $100 gives the member VIP priority for events; a Cracker Membership at $250 adds a private tour package; and a Fisherfolk Membership at $500-plus also includes a special event opportunity for the member and his/her family on the village grounds. Business memberships start at $75 and increase to $1,000-plus. They include unlimited visits to the village, discounts, and a business link from the museums website, which is now being completely redesigned. Membership also includes free entry to the museums new Twilight Talks, all of which sold out last season. We plan to hold eight talks next season, making membership an even better value, Alfino said. Membership forms are available at www.sanibelmuseum.org. Click on Members on the left-hand side and then scroll down to New Membership Form. If you have trouble printing the form, you can simply indicate your desired level of membership and mail a note with your check to: Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, P.O. Box 413, Sanibel, FL 33957. Alternatively, call the museum at 472-4648 during business hours for assistance. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is now on summer hours through Saturday, August 4. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum will be closed from August 5 through November 6, and will reopen on Wednesday, November 7 for full days, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to come back next season to see the new addition to the village Shore Haven, a 1924 Sears kit home that now sits on the bay next to our own Morning Glories (1926), said museum president Alex Werner. We expect Shore Haven to arrive at the village shortly and restoration will begin over the summer. When it gets here, two historic Sanibel homes will be reunited at our village! Dont miss it. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to preserve, protect, share, and celebrate Sanibels history. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS. Adult admission is $5; people under age 18 and members are free. For more information, call the museum at 472-4648 during business hours. Museum membership affords you the opportunity to visit as often as you like, giving you time to explore treasures in the Old Bailey Store, including Frank Baileys corner office 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead 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 Youll never want to leave one of the prettiest porches on the island at Morning Glories, the Sears kit home that once sat on the bay. Become a member and spend as much time there as you like
9 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 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 Zonta New Foundation BoardThe new board for The Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida was recently installed. The foundation is the fundraising arm of the Zonta Club of Sanibel/ Captiva, 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 left, Carolyn Gray, past foundation board president; Kris Ritts, ex-officio club president-elect; Karen Storjohann, foundation board member; Ruth Woodham, foundation board president; Susan Tucker, foundation treasurer; and Ginger Parker, ex-officio club treasurer Document Shredding July 21The Sanibel Community Association (SCA) will be hosting a drive to shred your unneeded documents and papers on Saturday, July 21, between 9 and noon at The Community House. If the thought of tediously hand-feeding piles of personal papers into your home shredder makes it tough to get motivated, then let someone else shred it for you safely and quickly. Bring documents such as bank statements, credit cards receipts, old checks, income tax returns or anything that contains personal information. You can watch the professionals at Secure Shredding, Inc. pulverize your papers into bits within minutes. The service is open to the public. A fee of $5 for one box will be collected. If you have more boxes, an additional donation is requested. All proceeds go to the operating fund of The Community House, which is not funded by the city but is a 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings For more information on this event about sponsoring SCA events, go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Summer office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2173 Periwinkle Way. The mobile shredder Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at the Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42, or get three coupons for $10.50. 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 19, 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. 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. Planes, Boats, Trains, Buses Overnight getaway to The Colony in Palm Beach, Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23. Depart at 7 a.m., return at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $249 per person, double occupancy; $349 single. Includes round trip transportation, overnight accommodations, full English breakfast, reserved seats for world famous cabaret featuring Carole Bufford and pre-show dinner, admission to The Colonys Motown Friday Nights Live show, Palm Beach sightseeing Diva Duck tour, guided walking tour of Old Palm Beach and Worth Avenue, champagne make-overs at Neiman Marcus. Limited availability. 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 nonmembers. Come to the center to sign up or mail your reservation with a check. Mystery Dinner Train Sunday, June 24, Deadly Doubles. 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 off or can it? A prize will be awarded to one super sleuth in each dining car. Members are $60, non-members are $70. Includes a five-course dinner, murder mystery show and train ride. Beverages and gratuity not included. Car pooling will be available. Trash & Treasures Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. to noon. The center is looking for gently used items for the sale. Suggested items include household furniture, home decor, glassware, fishing/boating supplies, hardware/tools, sporting goods, dishes and utensils, cookware, luggage, collectibles, toys, linens (bedspreads, drapes, table cloths), small appliances (blenders, mixers, coffee pots). Please, no clothes, shoes, computers, printers or TVs. Call the center at 472-5743 for more information. 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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201210 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. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. DR. GEORGE FULFORD HANSONDr. George Fulford Hanson of Acworth, New Hampshire, died Friday, May 18 at Hope Hospice House near his winter residence on Sanibel Island. He is survive by his dog Tendy; daughters Hollis Ward, Tracy Hanson and Lindley Hanson; grandchildren Jonathan Hanson, John, Henry and Nelle Ward and Remi HansonAtewologun; and great-grandchildren Niaomi, Jonathan and Tayler Hanson. His wife of 60 years, Marguerite Katherine (Gardner) Hanson died February 18, 2010. George was born July 14, 1916 in Schenectady, New York. The Knolls, his familys estate lost after the Depression, is now the Knolls GE Atomic Power Research Laboratory in Schenectady. He received his primary education in England and attended school with his childhood friend Patti Lee Fermor. George studied medicine at Oxford University. However, after participating in expeditions to Newfoundland and Labrador, he chose to pursue geology. From 1937 to 1943 he returned to Schenectady where he received a bachelors degree in geology from Union College. During World War II, George was an officer in the Merchant Marines and served as burser and medic on a liberty tanker in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean Middle East war zones. At the age of 86 he received recognition for his service. From 1946 to 1950 he instructed geology at Union College while taking graduate courses at Harvard. He subsequently transferred to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin and completed a masters degree in 1952. In 1953, after serving as acting state geologist for one year, he became the director of the Department of Natural Resources for the state of Wisconsin, later to become the Geologic Survey of Wisconsin. Under his direction the survey, which had limited staff and funds, grew to a viable and indispensable program with four full-time geologists, eight part-time geologists/ soil scientists, four technicians, and three secretaries plus other federal agency staff employed in cooperative programs. Hanson organized the survey into survey/research programs in environmental geology, mineral resources, topographic mapping, geologic mapping and stratigraphy, water resources, and soil survey. Each program contained the traditional basic survey activities of data collection and storage, research and analysis, and publication/outreach/service. George emphasized the basic need for accurate and reliable topographic maps. He was also deeply concerned with groundwater issues, including pollution, effect of withdrawals on availability, and human impact through indiscriminate land use. His concern led to expansion of the surveys programs in both of these areas. Under his influence and direction, the cooperative topographic mapping program with the U.S. Geological Survey focused on completion of the 1:24,000 scale 7.5-minute series. His efforts expanded the program to include the advice and financial support of the Wisconsin Departments of Transportation (1960) and Natural Resources (1974). Dr. Hanson continued the surveys pattern of growth until he retired in 1972 and moved to Acworth, New Hampshire. At the time of his retirement he was awarded a Ph.D. in appreciation for services rendered. Having always regretted the loss of his family estate in Schenectady, George spent his retirement years with his wife Maggie maintaining their property in New Hampshire for further generations to gather and enjoy. sus astrom procedit nostrum vita (the [last] star goes out of our life.) OBITUARY Summer Sunday Seminar SeriesThe Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, will teach a two-part course titled All Things Ancient: The Religious History of Syria. beginning this Sunday, June 17 at 9 a.m. and continuing the following Sunday at the same time. The current conflict in Syria has raised many issues in the minds of most Americans, yet it is a nation often shrouded in mystery. More ancient than the Bible, it often plays a significant role in stories in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. And the city of Damascus is familiar to all who have heard the story of St. Paul. Dr. Danner, who holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Boston University, will help participants sort through the various religious sects which play a major role in the Syrian story, including the Druze, the Alawhites and the Syrian Orthodox Christians. The class is free and open to the public. Sessions will be held in Heron Hall, located on the churchs first level at 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For further information, call the church office at 472-0497 or visit www.sanibelucc.org. HAIR AND NAILS2340 Periwinkle Way Ste D1 395-3800HAIR COLOR EXPERTS ON SANIBELwww.TribecaSalonSanibel.com
11 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 PEO Awards STAR Scholarship The members of P.E.O. Chapter FV of Sanibel announced that Meghan Collins has been awarded a P.E.O. STAR Scholarship. The daughter of Jeanette Farr and David Collins and the stepdaughter of Dave Farr and Christin Collins, Meghan recently graduated from Fort Myers High School and will attend Florida State University, where she plans to study psychology. The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a highly competitive award, with less than 10 percent of those applying nationwide chosen for this honor. The $2,500 scholarship recognizes exceptional high school women based on their excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. This is the second year in a row that a student nominated by Chapter FV has been given this scholarship. A highlight of Collins high school career was her founding of the PACE Sisters program at the local PACE Center For Girls. She recruited middle and high school girls to act as role models for the girls enrolled in the PACE program and to help them transition back into the public school system. The success of PACE Sisters is just one example of Meghans leadership that has made a difference in the lives of others, said Sherry Vartdal, Chapter FV president. We know she will have a positive influence wherever her future takes her. Any rising senior girls who are interested in learning more about the STAR award or other scholarship opportunities through P.E.O. should contact Linda Uhler at 4723817. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international philanthropic and educational organization which promotes increased educational opportunities for women. There are approximately 6,000 local P.E.O. chapters in the United States and Canada with more than 350,000 initiated members. The P.E.O. Sisterhood has given nearly $190 million in financial aid to more than 80,000 women during its history. From left, P.E.O. member Linda Uhler, STAR Scholarship recipient Meghan Collins, P.E.O. member Jaye Boswell and P.E.O. president Sherry Vartdal 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 Fathers Day June 17thWe have Gifts for Dad
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201212 by Jeff LysiakThe Sanibel-Captiva drive for new or gently used dresses, in support of the PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, is happening once again. For the first time in the history of the Love That Dress! fundraiser, Tribeca Salon located at 2340 Periwinkle Way in The Village Shops is serving as a collection center. We are inviting the community to drop off their dresses here, said Domizio Melchiorre, owner of the salon. And as our way of saying thank you to the community for their donation, we are offering a complimentary manicure ($15 value) with the purchase of a pedicure. While the dress donors do not have to receive their mani-pedi at the same time they drop off their donations, they may schedule an appointment for service at that time. Dresses may be dropped off at Tribeca Salon, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., until June 19. That evening, a dress collection party hosted by the Royal Shell Companies and Matzaluna, The Italian Kitchen will be held at The Village Shops from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations of new or gently worn dresses are accepted at collection parties leading up to the main Love That Dress! event in August. A wide variety of dresses are suitable for donating, from sundresses to formal gowns, to prom and bridal wear. In 2011, more than $120,000 was raised through the Love That Dress! effort on behalf of the PACE Center For Girls of Lee County, a non-residential delinquency prevention program targeting the unique needs of females age 12 to 18 who are identified as dependent, truant, runaway, delinquent or in need of academic skills. Since being established in 1984, PACE has served more than 21,000 girls. For additional information, call Tribeca Salon at 395-3800 or visit www.tribecasalonsanibel.com. Salon Collecting Dresses For PACE Center Fundraiser Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
A dad is a person who is loving and kind, And often he knows what you have on your mind. Hes someone who listens, suggests, and defends He can be one of your very best friends! Hes proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong, A dad can be patient and helpful and strong! In all that you do a dads love plays a part, Theres always a place for him deep in your heart. And each year that passes you are even more glad, More grateful and proud just to call him your dad! Thank you Dad for listening and caring, For giving and sharing, But especially for just being you!13 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201214 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Tahitian Gardens Breakfast & Lunch 7am 2:30pm 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 2:30 p.m.472-5323 outdoor outdoor seating seating Call for take out or stay 472-4300 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellDiamonds are a girls best friend or is it gold these days? Rotarian, Scot Congress from Congress Jewelers took the mic this week at Rotary. It seems that the month of June has been deemed Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Members Month. All our speakers for June are club members. Scot Congress started his jewelry career as a teenager working with this father and his uncle in Peoria, Illinois, where he engraved ID bracelets for 10 cents a letter. After attending the University of Florida, in 1984 he moved to Sanibel Island to work with his parents, who had launched Congress Jewelers in 1983. When his parents retired in 1998, Scot and his brother Doug bought the business. They expanded to five locations in Florida, sold the business to Finlay Enterprises until that company filed for bankruptcy in 2009. That same year, Scot independently began working to buy the family business back, out of bankruptcy. He was successful and reopened the original store on Sanibel in time for the 2009 year-end holidays. He did say though, that the jewelry business is certainly faced with challenges in todays financial economy. Gold sold for somewhere around $300 an ounce 10 years ago. Today, it sells for around $1,600. Silver sold for $10 an ounce a decade ago and today is $28. The market for investing in gold and silver is driving the price skyward. This also is driving a trend to sell off personal gold jewelry and other gold objects to jewelers and retail gold buyers. Some people are selling their gold because of need, others because they dont want to miss the top of the market on gold pricing. Asians are seeing the value of buying and holding gold, silver and flawless diamonds. Diamonds which are D flawlesscolorless are incredibly rare and as such command a high price and premium in the marketplace today. These are vault diamonds and are true hard investment assets. A four-carat diamond sold for $25,000 10 years ago; today the same diamond is worth $150,000. You must be careful here. They are graded on the 4 Cs: carat, colour, clarity, and cut. There are international guidelines VVS1 and VVSII. In December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution supporting the creation of an international certification scheme for rough diamonds. By November 2002, negotiations between governments, the international diamond industry and civil society organizations resulted in the creation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), which imposes extensive requirements on its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as conflictfree and prevent conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate trade. How romantic the DIAMOND. The mere mention of the word fills the mind with a multitude of concepts and images. Diamond is a mineral, a natural crystalline substance, the transparent form of pure carbon. Diamond is something superb, the peerless king of gems that glitters, dazzles and symbolizes purity and strength. Diamond is for engagement and the 75th wedding anniversary, for a commitment to never-ending love. Diamond is indomitable, the hardest surface known. Diamond is exotic, formed in Earths interior and shot to the surface by extraordinary volcanoes. A diamond is likely the oldest thing you will ever own, probably three billion years in age, fully two thirds the age of the Earth. Just remember this: here is plenty of fake jewelry out there and synthetic diamonds, rubies, emeralds, etc. stones on the market, so buyer beware. Scot Congress advice is to deal with a reputable jeweler, check out the jewelers reputation, length of time in the community, ask lots of questions, comparison shop, do your homework. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m., every Friday at the Bistro@Beachview, 100 Par View Drive, Sanibel. Guests are always welcome. Scot Congress United Daughters Of The ConfederacyUnited Daughters Of The Confederacy Fort Myers Chapter 2614 will meet this Saturday, June 16 at Perkins Restaurant, 12300 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ladies age 16 and older are invited to attend. Call 728-3743 to make reservations or e-mail Shellie Weber at saweber@earthlink. net for additional information.
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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201216 From page 6Mongol Rallyand willingness to help one another is astounding. You could see it when Hurricane Charley hit. Neighbor helping neighbor. That giving spirit has provided me a way to complete a journey of my dreams. And it is also coming to the aid of people a world away. I cannot convey how grateful and blessed I am for knowing these people. Each one of them making an impact on the path I take. I am proud to be from Sanibel. Those who may still be interested in sponsoring The Goat Rodeo or underwriting Sprankles expenses for the Mongol Rally should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 849-7801. Local businesses and individuals from Sanibel or Captiva who would like to see their logo placed on The Goat Rodeos vehicle are invited to have a bumper sticker placed on the automobile for a $100 donation. For additional information on bumper sticker sponsorship, contact the Island Sun at 395-1213. (Note: The Island Sun will track The Goat Rodeos progress throughout the 10,000-mile adventure. Keep reading for weekly updates about this incredible journey, from start to finish, direct from James Sprankle.) 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 p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p Casual Beachfront Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine With Live Entertainment Fathers Day Weekend June 15th/16th Dinner & Dancing The Perfect Place To Celebrate James Sprankle today The Goat Rodeos planned 10,000-mile route, from Chichester, England to Ulan Bator, Mongolia 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 Maduro 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 $36.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP GREAT GIFTS FOR DAD!
17 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 Plant SmartEgyptian Starclusterby Gerri ReavesEgyptian starcluster (Pentas lanceolata) is a prolifically flowering perennial worthy of inclusion in any butterfly garden. Pentas refers to the small five-petaled flowers that make up the dense clusters, or umbrels, of about three inches across. Pentas is another common name for this plant. The star-like tubular flowers come in an assortment of colors, including scarlet, white, pink, purple and lavender. Although non-native, it is considered Florida friendly as a year-round nectar source for butterflies. Red flowers attract hummingbirds too. The dark-green leaves vary from oval to lance-like or oblong. Pointed at the tips and deeply veined, they have a rough or hairy texture. Egyptian starcluster needs full sun for maximum bloom, but will bloom in shade. It is a fast grower, usually reaching about three feet high. The many vivid colors make it useful as an accent or color-contrast plant. It does best and flowers more profusely if not sheared off like a hedge. It needs plenty of water, prefers fertile well-drained soil, and has low salt tolerance. continued on page 35 Egyptian starclusters tubular flowers provide nectar for butterflies throughout the year. Scarlet flowers attract hummingbirds as well. photo by Gerri Reaves JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 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 15 June 21 Ad Effective June 15 June 21Special of the Week Experience Taste! Experience Taste! $ $ 1. 1. 99 99 Lb. Lb. $ $ 1. 1. 99 99 Lb. Lb. Florida Mangoes Florida Mangoes Florida Florida Avocados Avocados $ $ 3. 3. 99 99 SAVE SAVE $ $ 1. 1. 00 00Baguettes 99 99 SAVE SAVE $ $ 1. 1. 00 00 SAVE 50 SAVE 50 Boars Head Classic Boars Head Classic Chicken Breast Chicken Breast $ $ 7. 7. 99 99 Lb. Lb. Boars Head Baby Swiss Cheese Boars Head Baby Swiss Cheese $ $ 9. 9. 49 49 Lb. Lb. HAPPY HAPPY FATHERS DAY FATHERS DAYfrom JerrysJune 17th Bring Dad in for Fathers Day. Dad Eats for Half Price with purchase of an entree
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201218 The Best Dolphin Week Ever At The Sea Schoolsubmitted by Dina CraigEvery morning during summer camp, we start off by sharing the best part of our previous day. Commonly it is surf paddling, seining for fish, an art project, or the discovery of some particularly awesome sea creature. Last week, however, was a little different it was Dolphin Week, and the dolphins magically seemed to know. They were everywhere we went. Campers faces glowed as they relived dolphin encounters, whether it was watching for 45 minutes as a whole pod of dolphins leapt into the air around the boat near Pine Island or encountering them while canoeing and seeing the intelligence in their eyes as they checked out our canoes full of young humans. Our many dolphin encounters delighted our campers. And, regardless of how often you have seen a dolphin, it is always a magical moment in the ocean. When not observing dolphins, we were pretending to be them surfing waves, catching fish and frolicking in the water. Campers got an idea of how a dolphin uses its tail to swim by strapping on a monofin and swimming through an obstacle course. We played Echo Location, the Sea School version of Marco Polo, with a foil-lined mask that discourages peeking, and we played long games of capture the fish, the marine version of the popular kids game, capture the flag. Our biological theme last week was homeothermy the maintenance of a constant body temperature. To illustrate this, we investigated how dolphins stay warm year-round in the Gulf of Mexico. We stuck our hands in blubber and saw how well it insulates against cold and warm water. Dolphins live in communities and do many things in groups, benefitting from the strength of numbers. As a group, we designed and created a huge, beautiful tile mosaic depicting a warm winter dolphin and a cool summer dolphin. Alpha Tile in Ftort Myers graciously provided us the raw materials for our community masterpiece. The maintenance of a constant body temperature, in a cold, wet world requires a lot of energy. Dolphins are very large animals; a typical dolphin consumes 25 pounds of fish a day (by comparison, the average human eats just 4.7 pounds of food a day). To most of us, numbers are just numbers and they are hard to comprehend. To help us appreciate what 25 pounds of fish is, we each made a beanbag fish the total weight of all of our beanbag fish was 25 pounds. After making and decorating our beanbags, we held the Sanibel Sea School Beanbag Olympics, inspired by the upcoming summer Olympic Games. Many of our games required campers to lug around this heavy canvas bag full of the daily intake of fish. Believe us, it is hard to grasp just how hungry dolphins are until you are expected to lift, run with, and toss their daily intake. Bottlenose dolphins are big, they are intelligent and curious, they are active,continued on page 21 Lillian Alexander shows some team spirit and her game face for the surf Jack Sergeant contemplates the placement of a tile in a mosaic art project Milena Weigel rests during a rousing game of capture the fish 8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Or Visit our sister restaurant Sunshine Seafood Caf & Wine BarServing 11:00 am 10:00 pm seven days a week. Sunday buffet brunch & Bloody Mary Bar & Bottomless Mimosas 10:00am 2:00pm We know what DAD likes...Prime steaks, fresh sh & ne spirits, Oh and dont forget, gourmet at bread pizzas... Make your Fathers day reservations now!Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233 The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining Fathers Day SPECIALS Join Us On Fathers Day
19 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots CROW Case Of The Week Burrowing Owletsby Patricia MolloyDespite being only nine inches in height when fully grown, a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) has a captivating stare: the large yellow eyes, topped with bushy white eyebrows, convey intelligence and intensity. CROW currently has three juvenile burrowing owls that were brought to the clinic as tiny but healthy owlets. Initially, students and volunteers worked around the clock to tong-feed the orphaned youngsters inside the clinic. Once mature enough, they were moved to a small flight cage in a quiet corner of the clinics property where they learned to fly. The young birds are now old enough to eat on their own and are nearly ready to be released back into the wild. Many of CROWs burrowing owl patients are delivered by Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife (CCFW). The organization seeks the help of clinic staff to rehabilitate injured and abandoned native species. CCFW takes a special interest in the burrowing owl population, as Cape Coral has the largest known population in Florida. As the citys official bird, it is classified as a species of special concern by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and is protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. It takes weeks or months for the babies to mature enough to survive in the wild. Most of the babies raised at the clinic from babyhood do not need to be returned to the exact location in which they were found, since they were too young to have established a territory. If you are interested in having native wildlife released on your property, CROW currently has owlets, turtles, opossums and raccoons that are ready for release. Contact the clinic for the set of guidelines to determine if your land is suitable. 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. It has been reported that a burrowing owlet will mimic a rattlesnakes rattle to scare away predators. These juveniles are nearly ready for release A burrowing owl being tong-fed
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201220 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 On June 6 at about 8:30 p.m., Sharilynn Horhota and her son, Matthew, were shelling on the beach just behind the Shell Island Beach Club. They found a number of larger unoccupied shells, but the most significant was a junonia about three to four inches long and nearly in perfect shape. The following day, Sharilynn found an alphabet cone east of the Lighthouse. The Horhotas were vacationing from Ocala, Florida, their first family trip to Sanibel. Were having a great vacation here, said Sharilynn. We certainly plan to return in two years for another vacation on Sanibel. Shell Found Matthew, Sharilynn and Christopher Horhota Free Admission For All Dads On Fathers DayThe Imaginarium Science Center welcomes all fathers with free admission on Sunday, June 17 and at the Museum of History, fathers are free on Saturday, June 16. More than 60 interactive exhibits, a 3-D film, Live Animal Encounters, SEAto-SEE Touch Tank Experiences and Stingray Feedings serve up fun for the whole family, and then head outside to explore the Fisheye Lagoon freshwater fish, turtles, ducks and swans. No rod and reel necessary, no hooks to bait, but a great opportunity for dad to share his love of fish and other wildlife with his children. While there, check out the interactive Caloosahatchee Connections exhibit and enjoy some one-on-one time together in the new Lipman Family Courtyard under the Water Tower. Thanks to recent updates and exhibit additions, families can also dig up fossils and come face-to-face with a T-Rex in the Dino Discovery exhibit area, become a broadcaster in the new IMAGTV studio then email your broadcast to yourself, then experiment with Newtons Laws of Motion in the Build Your Own Coaster exhibit. Wise up on storm safety at the Storm Smart Hurricane House exhibit, where the Hurricane Experience remains a popular feature complemented by weather tracking computer stations. Dads of the tiniest tykes can spend some quality time with their babies and toddlers in the newly expanded and upgraded Tiny Town, the early childhood area specifically designed for children ages 5 and under. And, special for the summer, dads can get prehistoric in our traveling interactive exhibit, Be The Dinosaur! Return to the Cretaceous 65 million years ago where youll learn the habitats, food sources, predators, and landscape that the prehistoric beasts roamed, before entering the virtual world of the dinosaurs to walk the land as a T-Rex or Triceratops. The race is on so its eat or be eaten! Just a half mile from the Imaginarium is the Museum of History, with exhibits that will appeal to dads of all makes and models, from history buffs and railroad aficionados, to fishermen and fossil nuts. Travel back in time to prehistoric Florida and see the giant creatures that roamed long ago, including a 12-foot giant sloth. Meet the natives, learn about the early Spanish explorers and get a glimpse of the industries that shaped our area. Step aboard a 1929 private Pullman railcar, see a 1926 La France fire pumper, peek inside a Cracker House and explore the museum in depth with a bilingual audio tour. Guests will also have the chance to see the special exhibition, The Photographic Journal of Clyde Butcher, by world renowned black-and-white photographer Clyde Butcher, extended through July 28. This exclusive exhibit takes guests inside the Butcher process of creating photographs from idea conception, execution and negative to the final product. For more information about the Imaginarium, call 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org. You may also like the Imaginarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @imag_sci for the most up-to-date info on events, exhibits and other happenings. For more information about the Museum of History, call 321-7430 or visit www.museumofhistory.org. You may also like the SWFL Museum of History on Facebook for the most up-todate info on events, exhibits and other happenings. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
21 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 From page 18Dolphin Weekand they eat a lot of fish! All in all, it was probably the best dolphin week ever. Up next is Snappy Shrimp week. Heres a teaser: did you know a snapping shrimp can create a sound louder than a jet engine, capable of killing a fish six feet away? Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit foundation that looks to a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean. Go to www.sanibelseaschool.org to see how we strive to improve the oceans future, one person at a time. Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 www.muckyduck.com Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Refuge Ranger Westland Headed To Russia For Conservation ConsultationOn July 18, Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, embarks on a conservation adventure to Russia. She has been tapped by International Affairs in Washington to assist the staff of Baikalsky Reserve in Russia with redesigning existing visitor facilities and planning new ones on the shores of Lake Baikal. She will also help develop environmental education and interpretation programs. Baikalsy Reserves visitors service will focus on the birds of Lake Baikal, so its a great fit, said Westland. Luckily, bird interpretation and education can be universal. Westland, who has assisted with educational programming and visitors services since her arrival to the refuge 10 years ago, will remain in Russia for two weeks on her consulting mission. The refuge is happy for Toni to contribute to such an important international partnership that will raise conservation awareness on the other side of the world, said refuge manager Paul Tritaik. Tonis work here at the refuge has raised the bar for quality refuge educational programming and exhibits, and I trust she will share that expertise for the betterment of conservation in Russia. To keep up with Westlands activities while in Russia, Facebook users can Like and monitor the official JN Ding Darling NWR fan page at www.facebook.com/ dingdarlingrefuge. Toni Westland with students in the Ding Darling Education Center classroom 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!Let 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 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 BarTHIS WEEKS SPECIAL: Amys Organic CakesChocolate, Orange & Gluten Free! $3.00
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23 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsBelow is where we stand as of June 6, with sea turtle activity as well as the previous two years for comparison. As of June 6, 2012 Sanibel East: 30 nests, 33 false crawls Sanibel West: 96 nests, 156 false crawls Captiva: 43 nests, 67 false crawls As of June 6, 2011 Sanibel East: 11 nests, 19 false crawls Sanibel West: 68 nests, 109 false crawls Captiva: 38 nests, 13 false crawls As of June 6, 2010 Sanibel East: 0 nests, 11 false crawls Sanibel West: 22 nests, 37 false crawls Captiva: 12 nests, 19 false crawls False crawl a failed nesting attempt If you have questions, or would like to know more about sea turtles on Sanibel, contact email@example.com or call the SCCF Turtle Office at 472-2329 ext. 228. Unstaked sea turtle nest Beachview Golf Club professional Gene Taylor recently got out of the pro shop and on the water with Clarence Reed of Sea Reed Charters. His catch of the day was a 32-inch snook, caught with white bait. The snook was quickly released back into Pine Island Sound. Gene Taylor Fish Caught 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201224 Museum Trip To Chub Cay A Huge SuccessA group of 14 adventurous naturalists and shell enthusiasts joined organizers Anne Joffe and Gary Schmelz on a trip to Chub Cay in The Bahamas to benefit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Located in the Berry Islands, Chub Cay is a one-hour flight from in Fort Lauderdale. The shell museum group stayed in a motel, utilized golf carts to transverse this small but heavenly island, and ate delicious meals in the Harbor House Restaurant, where they dined on fresh local lobster, conch and fish. The food was excellent and served by old friends, Charlie and Remedy. Chub Cay is a private island, has a very deep water marina and is frequented by yachts of all sizes, small not being one of them.continued on page 25 Kneeling is Anne Joffe and Gary Schmelz. Front row from left is Gussie Ross, Carol Saunders, Pat Rosenquist, Helen Clark, Margory Tunnell and John Tunnell. Second row from left is Gail Geibel, Duane Kauffman, David, Richard Batt Rosenquist, Robin Harris, Bill Haugh, David Joffe and Bernice Schmelz 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 Its Shrimpfest Time!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! Sunday is PRIME RIB PRIME RIB NIGHT NIGHT While it Lasts12 oz. for $22.00 MAKE FATHERS DAY RESERVATIONS 33 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!TENDERis the NIGHT! NIGHTLY SPECIALSMonday Magic Meatloaf w/brown gravy Tuesday Grilled Skirt Steak w/chimichurri Wednesday Jerk Chicken Thursday Sushi & Sashimi Friday Still Lobstah Night Saturday New England Fish Fry Sunday Battle of the Ribs (BBQ vs Prime) Happy Hour Daily 4-6 10-Midnight $6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only)Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 4:00pm -12.00 am 7 days472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.sanibelsportsbar.com Edison Pageant Of Light Seeking Nominations For 2013 Royal CourtNominees are currently being sought for the 2013 Royal Court of Edisonia. The foundation for the mythical Kingdom of Edisonia was laid in 1928 when James E, Crafton Jr., a real estate promoter, started the Sunshine Court to celebrate 1,000 days of sunshine in Fort Myers. In 1938, seven years after Edisons death, The Edison Pageant of Light was launched. Nominees should display the qualities Thomas Edison himself embodied: high achievement, an interest in the world around them (community service) and a drive to succeed. Additionally, nominees must make a commitment to attend two Royal Balls each year for two years, along with other Royal Court functions, hosting at Holiday House, participation in Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade and other Edison Pageant of Light functions. Nominees must be between the age of 19 and 25, must have graduated from high school by September 1, 2012 and must have lived in Lee County for at least one year prior. Membership in the Edison Pageant of Light is not required for either the nominee or the person submitting the nomination. Membership in the Edison Pageant of Light will be offered to any nominee who is selected to join the Royal Court. The inspiration for the Royal Court of Edisonia was of the late Robert Halgrim, who wanted to create a celebration that would pay homage to the great inventor and his close personal friend, Thomas Edison. Halgrim wished to design an event that would become a living memorial to the man who gave us incandescent light. The Fort Myers Womans Community Club and the Jaycees enthusiastically helped him develop his concept of the mythological kingdom of Edisonia. A link between the two celebrations was forged when Sunshine King, Robert Halgrim, abdicated in favor of new monarchs, Virginia (Sheppard) Holloway and James E. Hendry. These monarchs were crowned the first royalty of Edisonia. The event has been held each year since, with the exception of the war years, 1942 to 1945. There are two royal balls hosted by the Edison Pageant annually. The first honors past Kings and Queens of the realm and the current reigning Monarchs. The Coronation Ball is held the Friday before the Grand Parade of Light crowning the new King and Queen of Edisonia. Pageant Royalty also participates in the Edison Festival of Lights Grand Parade. For nomination forms, send an email to email@example.com before June 20. Return completed forms to Edison Pageant of Light, P.O. Box 1311, Fort Myers, FL 33902. For more information, call 334-2550.
25 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 SARR Members Hear Presentations On Barrier Island Water ManagementThe Sanibel Alliance for Renewable Resources (SARR) meeting on June 7 at The Community House heard from three distinguished speakers on the subject The utilization and management of water on a barrier island. The meeting was well attended by more than 50 people, including members of the city council, planning commission, city staff and representatives of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Dr. Simeon Komisar, environmental engineering program director at Florida Gulf Coast University, provided an insightful and entertaining view of the work being done at FGCU to explore the links between climate, water management and energy conservation. The audience heard about the modern approaches to the efficient use of water and how residents can make use of one of Sanibels unique qualities: our groundwater. The water is fresh, not saline, maintains a steady temperature year round and has great potential for thermal exchange, enabling both cooling and heating. Sanibels rainfall can be stored and used for domestic purposes beneath permeable and impermeable surfaces with important long-term environmental benefits. Leigh Gevelinger, a landscape architect with R.S. Walsh, spoke about the environmental benefits of good water management. She described how many keen gardeners in the audience could take advantage of water detention. Detention collects rainfall naturally: filters out particles and pollutants from non-permeable surfaces and creates micro sites in our gardens for wild life, butterflies and native plants. Gevelinger illustrated her talk with photos from Sanibel properties showing the many attractive effects that could be achieved by planning for sustainability. The topic of gardens, especially the remarkable botanical gardens at Sanibel Moorings, was highlighted by the presentation given by Anita Marshall, the head gardener there. She described the history of the gardens, the many and different contributions made by her predecessors as the gardens developed, and her own vision for the future of the remarkable environment created by a happy combination of nature and human skill. Palms, bromeliads, cacti and hibiscus native plants and tropical exotics alike all flourish and are admired by the many visitors to the gardens. We are extremely grateful to our speakers for their original and insightful presentations said Mark Anderson, president of SARR. We are delighted that so many residents, dignitaries, representatives of island non-profits and city officials were able to come along to our meeting on this important topic for Sanibel. Speakers at last weeks meeting, from left, included Mark Anderson, president of SARR; Dr. Simeon Komisar, environmental engineering program director at FGCU; Leigh Gevelinger, landscape architect; Dean Martin, TDM Consulting; and Anita Marshall, head gardener at Sanibel Moorings From page 24Chub CayThe group also went out in rental boats that took them to various islands to discover and explore the ocean life on three different days. Gary Schmelz, the groups scientific leader, made sure everyone learned as much as possible about the local animals and plants. He carried an aquarium and the group used it to transport unusual shrimp, crabs, fish, flat worms, feather duster worms and live shells to better understand and see what they look like before releasing them back into their natural habitats. The tour group utilized beach combing, sieving through screens, exploring sand bars and many other means to seek out new shells. Dr. Schmelz gave three lectures on the Bahamas this trip: the history, the coral reefs and the shells of the Bahamas. As a preview of our upcoming trip, he also gave a lecture about the shells of Western Australia.The next shell collector adventure to benefit the Bailey-Matthew Shell Museum is to Guaymas, Mexico. This trip will be led by Anne Joffe and Alan Gettleman in December. For more information about this trip, contact Diane Thomas at 395-2233. Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceFREE DELIVERY TUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA 16 CHEESE PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGSVALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 06/22/12 $15.99COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y FREE FREEWiFi Cold BEER BEER 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The MLB Ticket MLB Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebookHOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201226 $ 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. Expires 06/30/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 www.matzaluna.netFresh Seafood, Veal, Chicken, Pasta and Sanibels ONLY wood red pizzaServing 7 days from 4:30-9:30 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 BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship Application Deadline Is September 7BIG ARTS is currently accepting applications for the BIG ARTS/Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship Award. The major goal of the BIG ARTS/Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship is to award scholarships to highly talented high school or college students who plan to continue their classical music training. Students who study any classical musical instrument, composition, conducting or teaching are eligible. Applications are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957; online at www.BIGARTS.org; or via email at info@ BIG ARTS.org. All materials are due to BIG ARTS no later than Friday, September 7, to be considered for this scholarship. Ken Nees is a BIG ARTS volunteer who not only works in the office every day, but is also the chair of the Workshop/Classes Committee; he also has served several terms on the board of directors. He is a fan of classical music and is devoted to helping talented young musicians continue to develop their musical talents. BIG ARTS has several scholarship programs that are supported by generous donors. To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund to support your passion, and make a difference in the lives of others, contact Development Coordinator Kara Minoui at 472-9700.
27 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 TROPICAL OUTDOOR SEATING LIVE MUSIC BREAKFAST...LUNCH...DINNER! BREAKFAST...LUNCH...DINNER! Dine with the locals huge kids menu huge kids menu take out available fabulous fresh fabulous fresh local seafood Free Beer Free Beer for Dads on for Dads on fathers day fathers day a draft of choice a draft of choice with purchase of with purchase of lunch or dinner lunch or dinner WE PROUDLY BREW STARBUCKS COFFEE 2163 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 2163 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 472-0606 472-0606 Call Ahead Seating Available Call Ahead Seating Available OPEN OPEN 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. t t FATHER'S DAY H H A A PPY PPY DAD DESERVES A GREAT MEAL! DAD DESERVES A GREAT MEAL! Performing, Visual Arts Activities At BIG ARTS Summer Arts CampSummer Arts Camp at BIG ARTS is an excellent way for children to get creative and keep engaged during the summer. This arts camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through July 27. Activities include acrylic painting, ceramics, dance, photography, puppetry, improvisational acting, music appreciation, film editing, folk art and general arts and crafts. Tuition for campers entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall is $130 per week. If attending three or more weeks, the cost is reduced to $115 per week. Middle and high school students have the option to attend camp solely as a student or select to participate in the fine arts apprentice program, spending half the day as a student and the other half assisting instructors of K-5 classes as a volunteer to receive community service hours. Middle and high school tuition is $80 per week. Courses include photography, basket weaving, film editing, painting and writing. In observance of Independence Day, there is no camp on Wednesday, July 4. Tuition is adjusted during this fifth week of camp to reflect the four-day session. Tuition assistance is available; contact BIG ARTS for an application. Sponsor Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, L.A.T. Foundation and SanibelCaptiva Community Bank. For further information on registration for Summer Arts Camp or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road in Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Charlie Reinhardt with his assemblage art Instructor Bobby Logue leads campers in a Thriller dance
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201228 BIG ARTS Plans 2012-13 Live Theater Season BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, the only professional theater on Sanibel, has announced its 201213 live theater season beginning this fall. Productions include Beckys New Car (November 13 to 20), Dickens Women (December 4 to 9), Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (December 17 to 31), Monty Pythons Spamalot (January 11 to February 16), The Marvelous Wonderettes (February 22 to March 23), Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle (February 24 to March 10) and Fully Committed (March 29 to April 27). All productions are at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2244 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Groups of 10 or more are now eligible to take advantage of Herb Strauss Theaters early bird group discount rates for any of these eight shows. Theatre Conspiracys production of Beckys New Car crosses the Causeway from Fort Myers and drives onto Sanibel for an encore eightnight run at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. Beckys New Car is the story of a frustrated, middle-aged mother and wife whom a wealthy widower mistakenly assumes is a widow herself. When she repeatedly neglects to correct his mistake, Becky finds herself swept up in a double life and charade speeding dangerously off track. Performances are at 8 p.m. on November 13 to 20, and a 4 p.m. matine on November 18. Award-winning British actress Miriam Margolyes, famous for roles in films such as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Little Shop of Horrors, arrives stateside this season with her critically-acclaimed one-woman show, Dickens Women. Margolyes, who also played Madam Morrible in the Broadway production of Wicked, will portray many of Charles Dickens most colorful and entertaining literary characters, including those drawn from Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and Nicholas Nickleby. Performances are at 8 p.m. on December 4, 5, 6 and 8, and a 3 p.m. matine on December 9. It will be a Plaid Christmas on Sanibel this holiday season. Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings finds our favorite all-male vocal group, The Plaids, returning to Earth from Heaven to deliver some much-needed holiday cheer. Filled with Christmas standards that have all been Plaiderized, the boys Christmas Special is Lauren Drexler in Theatre Conspiracys Beckys New Car Miriam Margolyes in Dickens Women Lunch Dinner And Late Night239.472.77701523 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 PieWith purchase of entre. Valid for Lunch 11am-4pm. Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 6/30/12 F F R R O O M M I I D D N N JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM MONDAY SATURDAY & ALL DAY SUNDAY!www.the shhouserestaurants.com FREE FREE
29 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012packed with all your holiday favorites, including Let It Snow, Ill Be Home for Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jingle Bells and many more. The musicals very special New Years Eve performance includes a champagne toast to ring in 2013. Performances are 8 p.m. on December 17 to 22, and 26 to 29. There are 4 p.m. matines on December 23 and 30. The New Years Eve performance starts at 9 p.m. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Pythons Spamalot opens January 11. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and flatulent French people, Spamalot is a little slice of historical lunacy. This musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail has been hailed as a no-holds-barred smash hit, by a critic in The New Yorker. Performances are Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. on January 11 to February 6, and matines at 2 p.m. on January 23 and February 16. Last seen Christmas 2011 spreading holiday cheer to audiences at Herb Strauss Theater in Winter Wonderettes, the girls make their triumphant return to Sanibel in Roger Beans The Marvelous Wonderettes. The trio opens their show as the entertainment for the 1958 Springfield High School prom, and theyve got all the hits covered: Lollipop, Mr. Sandman, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid and Its My Party. Performances are Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. on February 22 to March 23, and matines at 2 p.m. on February 27 and March 13. Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle, written and performed by historian and actor Steve Carroll, pays tribute to the indomitable will and ambition of Charles Lindbergh, an aviation pioneer most famous for completing the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927. The play examines how Lindbergh achieved worldwide fame with his flight to Paris, then paid the price for that fame by losing his privacy, a normal family life, and his firstborn son. Performances are at 4 p.m. on February 24, March 3 and 10. The devastatingly-funny Fully Committed, written by Becky Mode, follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattans number-one restaurant. A cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sams got his own needs to contend with his recently widowed dad wants him home for Christmas, and hes up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself? The play features forty wildly diverse characters interpreted expertly by Sam. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, March 29 to April 27 and a 2 p.m. matine on April 10. Group (of 10 or more) must be booked by August 1 to lock in Early Bird Group Ticket prices, which range from $25 to $36 per ticket. Groups of 50 or more receive a greater discounted ticket price. Call Jason Boeckman at 472-9700 ext. 308 for group discount rates for each show. Additional matine performances may also be added at the special request of groups with large numbers. Single ticket prices and purchases will be available at the end of the summer. To learn more about these productions and BIG ARTS events, membership and workshops, stop by BIG ARTS; call 3950900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Steve Carroll in Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle 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 Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org A scene from Fully Committed
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201230 Beautiful tropical scenes and a colorful variety of other subjects are among the 50 paintings by members of the San-Cap Art League in their annual Summer Exhibit at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. For library hours, call 472-2483 or log on to www.sanlib.org. Art League members paintings can be seen in several other area galleries and in the Jacaranda Restaurant. Many Joan Reynolds Sherry Collier Barbara Taylor Ann Kittel Leslie Corneliuson Stanley Timson Neil Glaser 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 1998Sanibel-Captiva Art League Art League Summer Exhibit
of the paintings were done at the weekly paint-outs held at different island locations such as the Sanibel Lighthouse, Bowmans Beach and the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. The Art League has 150 resident and vacationing members who have art experience ranging from beginners to professional artists and who work in a variety of materials. Members have the opportunity to meet once a week for paint-outs, to attend monthly seasonal meetings with informative presentations and participate in workshops with nationally-known artists. The paintings on exhibit this summer, many by award-winning artists, include a variety of subjects such as island scenes, still life, figures, nature and animals The mission of the San-Cap Art League is to provide encouragement, enrichment and education in the visual arts to the community. Island visitors and residents are welcome to the exhibits, seasonal programs, non-instructed Wednesday Portrait Workshops and weekly paint-outs. For more information, visit www.sancapart.com or write to P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957. 31 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 Tracy Cullimore Pat Rochester 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: 10,000 Views 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.
From page 1Sinking The MohawkThe Process Lee County Went Through To Get Where We Are Today I had a vision for the project and knew what I wanted to do, said Campbell. I hit the streets and starting talking to people. I spoke with our veterans, I talked to our fishermen and our divers. During tourist season, I probably give one presentation per week to fishing clubs, diving clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, etc. I just went out and talked to people to find out what their wants and needs were. We have a large veteran population; I believe we have over 40,000 veterans in Lee County, not including their sons, daughters, mothers and things like that. The veterans really care about preserving the history. As you can see all over Lee County, we have monuments in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and some of our parks, and people really appreciate them. That was one of the inspirations. Another thing is, as far as our fishing and diving goes, one of my goals as part of my job is to provide the best experiences out on the water for visitors and residents of Lee County, from the minute they board their boat to wherever they want to go, I want them to be able to do what they want and to know what they can do. To provide something like this, a recreational destination to go to, I formulated what we needed as a community and then I looked for a product that I could bring to the county. Another issue was funding: how are we going to fund it? added Campbell. I applied for and received a water infrastructure grant that paid for the entire project, so I was able to continue with the project without using any of the countys general funds. These days, with so many budget cuts and everyone wanting taxes lowered, it was very important that we were able to do this without Lee County funding it. The funding was a multi-taxing district from West Coast Navigation District (WCND). I got the grant for $1.5 million, and we are well under budget at this point. It will probably be under $1.3 million, but I wanted to make sure that we had enough funds to cover the entire project in the event that something unexpected happened. I didnt want to have to start knocking on doors saying, I dont have any more money, so I wanted to make sure that we had coverage for the full cost of the project. Part of that is having a little bit of a cushion available. Explained Weatherby, It starts with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory compliances, which are more than 400 pages. Its highly regulated. Being involved with these projects for so long, we work with a lot of media, there are insurance people that are necessary and there are a lot of moving parts. What a lot people think is that you simply wipe the oil out of a ship and sink it, but the process is much more complicated. We also do the economic projections. We do all of it, from end to end. We didnt do the full-blown economic projection on this one. We had the opportunity and (Mike) Campbell and I grabbed the ship. We estimate to be somewhere between $900,000 and $1.5 million, I think, is what the budget is on this one. The last big one we did relative to this was $8.5 million, which was the Vandenberg in Key West, he added. Projected revenue for this, I would say that in no more than three years, Lee County will have its money back, if it even takes that long. And this didnt come out of the Lee County General Funds, said Weatherby. Mike Campbell put together the perfect storm of project management for this. The money comes back quickly and the ship will get better every year as far as the experience for fishing and diving. The lifespan on a project like this, shes an ice breaker. This isnt a tiny little thing. Shes built to be around about 70 years and you never have to paint, you dont have to shovel snow, no staff and no insurance. As an economic development, there are few things with a return on investment like this. A lot of ships sunk for artificial reefs look like barges. The plan for this project is to attach a WWII lifeboat and put replica guns back on the ship. Shes going to go out in war-fighting trim. Shes going to look like something to be proud of. She will be in 90 feet of water with a 35 feet clearance overtop, added Weatherby. We are using very high-tech shaped cutting charges to sink her. The process will not disturb the sea life; what you are not going to see is a bunch of dead fish floating to the surface. We use the most modern methods and its more like surgery than it is like a mining operation. This is very clean, very specialized work. It will take less than three minutes for the ship to settle on the ocean floor after the charges are set off. The swift method we employ helps to ensure that the ship will land upright and not fall to her side. While there are no guarantees, what we do know as that by using these explosive cutting charges is the best way to lay a ship on her keel, Weatherby continued. The engine will be cleaned and kept intact with the cover removed so that divers can see the pistons. This is something that you cant see anywhere else. The cleaning and removal of dangerous obstructions includes: Oil and fuel Remove liquid fuels and oils and semi-solids (greases) so that no visible sheen is remaining on the tank surfaces (this includes all interior fittings, piping, structural members, etc.). No film The USS Mohawk will go down with this original WWII lifeboat and replica cannons Linear cutting charges Removal of piping and wiring for environmental and safety purposes All fuel tank covers will be opened so that fish can live in them The engine room of the USS Mohawk in its current condition Another view of the engine room that Reef Makers will clean up before sinkingISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201232
or visible accumulation is remaining on any vessel structure or component (e.g. on machinery or from spills on decking or carpet). The end result of such clean-up should be that no sheen be visible upon sinking a vessel. Asbestos Remove any loose asbestos and asbestos that may become loose during vessel sinking; remove or seal accessible friable asbestos. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Remove all manufactured products containing greater than or equal to 50 parts per million (ppm) of solid PCBs; remove all liquid PCBs regardless of concentration; remove all materials contaminated by PCB spills where the concentration of the original PCB source is greater than or equal to 50 ppm. Paint Remove harmful exterior hull anti-fouling systems that are determined to be active; remove exfoliating (peeling) and exfoliated paint. Solids/Debris/Floatables Remove loose debris, including materials or equipment that are not permanently attached to the vessel that could be transported into the water column during a sinking event. Other materials of environmental concern Remove other materials that may negatively impact the biological, physical, or chemical characteristics of the marine environment. (For further information, there is a 400-page EPA handbook available.) To create a nicer and safer environment for divers and big fish. Removal of sharp and protruding objects along the divers access path which could snag on divers equipment or otherwise pose a danger to the divers. Removal of doors and access hatches and widening of openings to allow safe access for divers. Widening of corridors by removal of some wall paneling and provision of large openings in the exterior of the ship to allow light to penetrate and help ensure safe diver access. Heavy equipment, barges and cranes are currently removing piping, walls and all hazardous materials from the Mohawk for the marine environment and scuba divers Swimming through the ship will be a lot easier than going up and down ladders The original wood deck will remain intact since it is bolted and tied down This is where the cutting charges will be placed to knock a hole in the back33 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012
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But temper that Arian impatience and act on it only when all the facts are made available. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre moving into a more active cycle. So put your ideas back on the table, where theyll be given the attention they deserve. Expect a favorable change in your love life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A friend might ask for a favor that you feel would compromise your values. Best advice: Confront him or her and explain why you must say no. A true friend will understand. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A relationship continues to develop along positive lines. Meanwhile, a brewing job situation could create complications for one of your pet projects. Look into it right away. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your interest in a co-workers project could lead to a profitable experience for you both. But before you agree to anything, be sure to get all your legal Is dotted and Ts crossed. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be careful whose counsel you take about a possible long-distance move. Some advice might not necessarily be in your best interest. Stay focused on your goals. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Someone might try to complicate efforts in an attempt to work out that confusing job situation. But dont let that keep you from sticking with your decision to push for a resolution. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A disagreement on how to handle a family problem could create more trouble for all concerned. Look for ways to cool things down before they boil over. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unexpected change in long-standing workplace procedure and policy could provide a new career target for the Archer to aim at. Start making inquires. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Youre finally able to get back into the swing of things, as those temporary doldrums begin to lift. Expect some surprising disclosures from a new colleague. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Rely on your innate sense of justice to see you through a dilemma involving a family member. Other relatives whove stood back will soon come forward as well. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new friend seems to be pushing you into taking risks -financial or otherwise. Best advice: Dont do it. She or he might have a hidden agenda that hasnt surfaced yet. BORN THIS WEEK: You love to see new places and meet new people. Have you considered working for an airline or cruiseship company? On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land. Massachusetts had initially opposed the document as it failed to reserve undelegated powers to the states. On June 23, 1902, German automaker Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) first registers Mercedes as a brand name. The famous Mercedes symbol, a three-point star, was registered as a trademark in 1909. On June 24, 1915, young German fighter pilot Oswald Boelcke makes the first operational flight of the Fokker Eindecker plane. The Fokker was equipped with machine guns that could fire straight ahead through the aircrafts propellers. The precise timing of the propeller blades allowed them to avoid being struck by the machine gun bullets. On June 18, 1923, the first Checker Cab rolls off the line at the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company in Kalamazoo, Mich. The shipment stood out as a major landmark in the history of the company, which by then employed some 700 people. On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed by the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, N.Y. Both refused to admit any wrongdoing and proclaimed their innocence right up to the time of their deaths. On June 22, 1964, Dan Brown, author of the international blockbuster The Da Vinci Code as well as other bestselling thrillers, is born in New Hampshire. Browns novels are known for involving symbols, conspiracies and secret societies. His first novel, Digital Fortress, was published in 1998. On June 20, 1980, in a match in Montreal, Roberto Duran out-points Sugar Ray Leonard to win the World Boxing Council welterweight title. Yet, five months later in a rematch, with less than 30 seconds left in the eighth round, Duran looked at the referee and famously uttered the words no mas or no more, giving up. It was pop art icon Andy Warhol who made the following sage observation: Its the movies that have really been running things in America since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look when you feel about it. If you were like the average rabbit, you would take 18 naps every day. You probably know that the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz was based on the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. You may not realize, though, that Baum wrote a total of 14 Oz books between 1900 and 1920. The series continued even after the authors death; Ruth Plumly Thompson produced one Oz book every year between 1921 and 1939. Those who study such things say that wine was being drunk more than 7,000 years ago, in ancient Sumeria. When the Coca-Cola Company first started marketing its product in China, the advertisements used Chinese symbols to spell out the brands name phonetically. It was only after the ads had been published that the marketers learned that those symbols spelled out the phrase bite the wax tadpole. The manufacture of a single domestic automobile requires the use of a whopping 39,000 gallons of water. Every year, about 10 percent of the worlds population visits a zoo. In the United States, though, about half of us make such a visit annually. Most people have about 100,000 hairs on their head. Its not clear why, but redheads tend to have somewhat fewer hairs -about 90,000 -while blondes have more. Im willing to admit that I may not always be right, but Im never wrong. -Samuel Goldwyn THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 239.395.4022751 Tarpon Bay Road5-10 p.m. www.iltesoro.net 8:30 am 6 p.m.239-472-4300Tahitian Gardens Plaza Gift Pasta Dinner Baskets at Dolce Fathers Day
35 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 Free Admission For All Dads On Fathers DayThe Imaginarium Science Center welcomes all fathers with free admission on Sunday, June 17 and at the Museum of History, fathers are free on Saturday, June 16. More than 60 interactive exhibits, a 3-D film, Live Animal Encounters, SEAto-SEE Touch Tank Experiences and Stingray Feedings serve up fun for the whole family, and then head outside to explore the Fisheye Lagoon freshwater fish, turtles, ducks and swans. No rod and reel necessary, no hooks to bait, but a great opportunity for dad to share his love of fish and other wildlife with his children. While there, check out the interactive Caloosahatchee Connections exhibit and enjoy some one-on-one time together in the new Lipman Family Courtyard under the Water Tower. Thanks to recent updates and exhibit additions, families can also dig up fossils and come face-to-face with a T-Rex in the Dino Discovery exhibit area, become a broadcaster in the new IMAGTV studio then email your broadcast to yourself, then experiment with Newtons Laws of Motion in the Build Your Own Coaster exhibit. Wise up on storm safety at the Storm Smart Hurricane House exhibit, where the Hurricane Experience remains a popular feature complemented by weather tracking computer stations. Dads of the tiniest tykes can spend some quality time with their babies and toddlers in the newly expanded and upgraded Tiny Town, the early childhood area specifically designed for children ages 5 and under. And, special for the summer, dads can get prehistoric in our traveling interactive exhibit, Be The Dinosaur! Return to the Cretaceous 65 million years ago where youll learn the habitats, food sources, predators, and landscape that the prehistoric beasts roamed, before entering the virtual world of the dinosaurs to walk the land as a T-Rex or Triceratops. The race is on so its eat or be eaten! Just a half mile from the Imaginarium is the Museum of History, with exhibits that will appeal to dads of all makes and models, from history buffs and railroad aficionados, to fishermen and fossil nuts. Travel back in time to prehistoric Florida and see the giant creatures that roamed long ago, including a 12-foot giant sloth. Meet the natives, learn about the early Spanish explorers and get a glimpse of the industries that shaped our area. Step aboard a 1929 private Pullman railcar, see a 1926 La France fire pumper, peek inside a Cracker House and explore the museum in depth with a bilingual audio tour. Guests will also have the chance to see the special exhibition, The Photographic Journal of Clyde Butcher, by world renowned black-and-white photographer Clyde Butcher, extended through July 28. This exclusive exhibit takes guests inside the Butcher process of creating photographs from idea conception, execution and negative to the final product. For more information about the Imaginarium, call 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org. You may also like the Imaginarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @imag_sci for the most up-to-date info on events, exhibits and other happenings. For more information about the Museum of History, call 321-7430 or visit www.museumofhistory.org. You may also like the SWFL Museum of History on Facebook for the most up-todate info on events, exhibits and other happenings. From page 17Egyptian StarclusterPropagate it with cuttings or the seeds in the small capsule. Sources: Waterwise by the South Florida Water Management District; ifas. ufl.edu; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d by : Follow us on acebook Tropical Salad! c a ca a Tropic T Tro o p i c Yucatan Shrimp! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201236 ARCs Pet Photo Calendar ContestIts time to fluff up Fifi and Fido! As people who appreciate the beauty and practicality of ARCs annual calendar, the folks at Animal Refuge Center are inviting you to submit an entry into their photo calendar contest. What better way to highlight the delightful personality of your beloved pet(s) than through our contest? Just a $5 entry fee gets you started and also helps more than 500 abandoned pets at the Animal Refuge Center. It takes funding to intake pets in need and find them homes wont you help them, and give your pet a chance to become a superstar? Submissions are accepted through the ARC website: http://animalrefugecenter. com/calendar/enter-calendar-contest/. The grand prize includes: Cover shot and the month of your choice (excluding March) in ARCs 2013 Pet Calendar $150 photo session with SandBarPhotography.com (1) $40 gift certificate good for your choice of: (2) Caring Visits, (1) Overnight Stay while youre away OR 3 pounds of dog treats by Pawsotively Purrfect $25 Gift Card from Paw-radise Estero $10 gift certificate to Petco Remaining winners will receive one month feature spot in ARCs 2013 Pet Calendar and a $150 photo session with SandBar Photography. The Animal Refuge Center is located at 18011 Old Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. For more information, call 731-3535 or read their new blog at www. ARCinAction.com. Nonprofit Arts And Culture Industry Generates $68.3MLee Countys nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $68.3 million in annual economic activity in 2010 supporting 2,038 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $9.4 million in local and state government revenues, according to the new Arts & Economic Prosperity IV national economic impact study. The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity IV was directed by Americans for the Arts, the nations leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. According to the study, nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Lee County alone spent $23.2 million during fiscal year 2010. This spending is far-reaching; organizations pay employees, purchase supplies, contract for services and acquire assets within their community. Those dollars, in turn, generated $21.3 million in household income for local residents and $3.1 million in local and state government revenues. Lee County Alliance for the Arts executive director Lydia Black notes, The arts are well known for their entertainment value and for enhancing a communitys quality of life. This study provides a persuasive argument, and the statistical data, to prove that the arts are also significant economic drivers, which enhance our communitys overall health and vitality. Nationally, the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study reveals that the nonprofit arts industry produced $135.2 billion in economic activity during 2010. This spending $61.1 billion by nonprofit arts and culture organizations plus an additional $74.1 billion by their audiences supported 4.1 million full-time equivalent jobs and generated $22.3 billion in federal, state and local tax revenues. This study shines a much-needed light on the vital role the arts play in stimulating and sustaining economic development, said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. Contrary to popular belief, the arts are a bustling industry that supports a plethora of diverse jobs, generates significant revenues for local businesses and to federal, state and local governments and provides quality of life that positions communities to compete in our 21st century creative economy. Arts Industry Boon For Local Businesses In addition to spending by organizations, the nonprofit arts and culture industry leverages $45.1 million in eventrelated spending by its audiences. As a result of attending a cultural event, attendees often eat dinner in local restaurants, pay for parking, buy gifts and souvenirs and pay a babysitters, etc. Whats more, attendees from out of town often stay overnight in local hotels. In Lee County, these dollars support 2,038 full-time equivalent jobs and generate $9.4 million in local and state government revenues. This study shows how immensely the arts and cultural community directly provides jobs and stimulates tourism. Our robust cultural environment leads to the expansion of existing businesses and also helps lure new businesses and retirees to choose Lee County as their home. The arts truly represent a crucial pillar of the economy said Carol S. Robinson, vice president, Northern Trust Company and longtime Southwest Florida Symphony board member. The Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study was conducted by Americans for the Arts and supported by The Ruth Lilly Fund of Americans for the Arts. The project was administered locally by the Lee County Alliance for the Arts and funded with the assistance of The City of Fort Myers; Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau; Florida Division of Cultural Affairs; and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Its completion would not have been possible without assistance from the more than 40 nonprofit organizations who provided economic data, and the countless volunteers who together spent hundreds of hours conducting patron surveys. Full local and national study results are available at the Alliance website http:// artinlee.org/economicimpact.html. 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lanewww.jnaislandrealestate.com THE PERFECT SANIBEL GETAWAYQuiet central location, this ground level home has been impeccably maintained. Range, refrigerator, water heater, washer, roof and garbage disposal all new in the last five years. New AC in 2010, new plumbing in 2004. Mature foliage,well maintained yard with fenced back yard and storage shed. Offered for $329,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLAS#5136 Renovated and updated, this 1 bedroom, 2 bath condo capitalizes on waterfront views across lush green foliage with eastern exposure. The great room combines the living, dining and kitchen maximizing for a feeling of spaciousness and great light. The kitchen includes granite countertops and white cabinetry. The master suite is updated with West Indies flair. This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. With the investors or vacation home in mind, this condominium offers a strong monthly income. The waters edge Bayside Villa community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. Welcome to the Islands! Offered for $280,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. #4321-22 SHORT SALE Spacious villa located at the south end of South Seas Island Resort. A short walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shops and markets. Easily accessible to village of Captiva. From the screened balcony, enjoy ocean breezes and the serene stillness of Pine Island Sound. Villa offers full kitchen, private screened balcony, washer, dryer, fully furnished 2 story with master suite on second level. Renovated and refurbished with impeccable detail; spectacular view of Pine Island Sound. South Seas Island Resort offers a quiet refuge with secluded luxury, exclusive amenities, and abundant nature. Offered for $507,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/8721632. #5344 Private, distinguished, and elegant modern Bermuda style 2 story condo. Melodramatic waterfront views across Pine Island Sound leading to the Gulf of Mexico. Picturesque sunrise while listening to the sound, blending with the beauty of nature. Flawlessly appointed features; main floor offering bedroom with en-suite bath, state-ofthe-art appointments in kitchen dining and living area perfectly balanced with a gracious second floor master bedroom. Comfortable casual living is found in this three bedroom corner residence. Indigenous plants border the property beyond the large inviting community pool and hot tub. Many additional amenities offered with Resort Membership. Offered for $699,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. PUNTA RASSA #208A valued location that enhances paradise. This end unit features an additional window in Master Bedroom. Brand new top of the line kitchen with granite. Hurricane impact windows new bathrooms & dressing area. Social Membership to the Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club included in purchase. Offered for $ 289,000. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420.SLEEK UPSCALE GATED COMMUNITY IN SOUTH FT. MYERS6801 Stony Run has it all and more. Peaceful serene oversize lake front lot with room to stretch out, relax and enjoy Florida at its best. Tennis, boating, shaded family outings and golf all within easy access. Enjoy your private pool/hot tub while you watch eagles fly overhead. This spacious one floor 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home is professionally designed to flow from the family room, to the oversize eat in kitchen, formal dining room, office, den, king-size master bedroom and bath all surround by the sheltered screened enclosed pool and entertainment center. All this comfort and privacy, yet minutes from all Ft Myers has to offer. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565/8805. UPPER CAPTIVAThis tropical gem features two lots. The Bay front lot features a brand new boat dock extending into the bay with deep water dockage (6-10) Great for the boating and fishing. The Gulf front lot offers incredible views of the Gulf on pristine white beaches. The exterior of the home is complete, the interior is not. A perfect opportunity to finish the home to your own tastes and specifications. Only 1/2 mile from South Seas plantation. The perfect retreat for anglers and beach enthusiasts. Offered for $895,000 Contact Tracy Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Ms. Listr 239/841-4540. BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME IN GULF RIDGEBeautifully vegetated lot very close to beach in prestigious Gulf Ridge. Last lot on right before Joewood, with adjacent community pool and tennis. Just steps from deeded beach access. Over one acre of land. Offered for $495,000 Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298. BEACHWALK OF SANIBELPreconstruction opportunity in Beachwalk an exciting new subdivision on east end just steps from the beach access. Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan with metal roof, concrete board siding and impact windows, granite countertops, raised wood panel cabinets on the near beach lot. Our in house designer can customize the floorplan for a small fee. Act soon and pick your own interior and exterior appointments! Priced right at $679,900. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597LOGGERHEAD CAY #462Updated, furnished condo with beautiful courtyard views with an East end location. Onsite management with amenities including a community pool, tennis courts and shuffleboard. Easy access to the Sanibel Causeway. Offered for $499,000. Contact Sharon Wise 239-8499121.If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results!Serving the Islands Since 1975 LOGGERHEAD CAY #521Look no further for the perfect vacation home or investment property! This ground level condo is located in the popular Loggerhead Cay complex and is only ONE UNIT back from the beach! Enjoy amazing sunsets and breathtaking views of the ocean. This 2/2 is tiled throughout and features updated bathrooms. Easy access to the pool and beach through the screened in lanai helps keep the sand and mess to a minimum! Offered $615,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 37 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201238 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: email@example.com Poetic Voicesby Berdenna Thompson, selected by Don BrownFish Hawks Shadow Fish Hawks shadow rides aloft Pirouetting its path Touching me with Its weightless shadow A Wandering Foot The grass is wet with layers of dew The pure morning sun glistens through A wandering foot tramples down Pressing the cover of natures ground Lonely Winds High on an earthy cliff Above the scattered world below Lonely winds riffle bending pines Touching the cheeks of peace; Rest and stillness of heart Thompson was an elementary school teacher for 25 years in Westland, Michigan. She earned a masters degree from Eastern Michigan University. She retired and moved to Sanibel in 1981. 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 Trichodesmium (the brown at the shoreline) washing in at the Sanibel boat ramp on June 11 photo by SCCFSea Saw-Dust (Trichodesmium) Blooming In The Gulf Of Mexicoby Dr. Eric Milbrandt, Director, SCCF Marine LaboratoryThe scientists at SCCFs Marine Laboratory frequent the RECON stations (http://recon.sccf.org) weekly which span from Redfish Pass to mid-Estero Island (Fort Myers Beach). We are constantly in the field collecting new information about the marine environment. Recently, we have encountered frequent questions about Trichodesmium blooms around the islands during the past few weeks. What is it? Trichodesmium, also known as sea saw-dust by mariners, is a filamentous cyanobacterium that occurs naturally in the ocean environment. This photosynthetic bacterium has the ability to fix nitrogen and is often found in oligotrophic (very low nutrient) conditions in sub-tropical and tropical regions of the world. The blooms occur in calm conditions with high temperatures and the blooms in the Gulf occur from May to September period because nitrogenase, the enzyme it uses to fix nitrogen has a high iron requirement. Saharan dust storms (high in iron) are thought to be the source of the iron where it is transported over the Atlantic and deposited in the Gulf of Mexico. Trichodesmium is not a nutritious food source for zooplankton or fish and are eaten by a few specialized zooplankton species. The bloom has been blown onto our beaches and concentrated in the swash zone. When in low concentrations, it looks like saw dust floating on the water surface. However, there are areas where it has become very concentrated and can be mistaken for oil. In very high concentrations, such as around the Sanibel boat launch (pictured), the pigments can be released and reveal pink and white streaks within the concentrated brown water. Our scientists have been documenting the latest bloom that started in early June 2012 and we have alerted our colleagues. We have used a plankton net to concentrate the algae for further tests and shipped to Dr. Peter Moeller at the Center for Human Health Risk Lab in Charleston, South Carolina. There is some evidence that other cyanobacteria contain neurotoxins but it has not been studied for the blooms we are observing around Sanibel, Captiva and Estero Islands.
39 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... 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. 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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. REDUCED PGA TipsTee It Forward For More Speed, Funby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalAs a PGA professional my job is to help grow the game of golf. We have done studies over the past few years that show us that unfortunately more people are leaving golf than are taking up the game, so we are actually losing golfers right now. When people leave the game we ask them why. The three main answers are: it takes too long; it costs too much; and its too hard. To help combat this we are rolling out a new program called Tee it Forward to help golfers play faster and have more fun and have a chance to shoot a good score. Here are the details and how you can get involved: 1. Most golfers play the course from tees that are too long and hard for them The next time you play, play the next closer set of tees than you normally do. For example, if you normally play the white tees, next time play the gold tees. Many amateurs play approach shots on the par 4s from 195 to 205 yards. This leads to having to hit hybids and fairway woods to greens designed to have short or mid-irons hit into them. All the hazards and bunkers are almost impossible to carry with a longer club. Your accuracy with shorter clubs will allow you to hit more greens in regulation. Try this next time you play: Take the slope rating of the tees you normally play and divide by 5.381 for men and 4.21 for ladies. The number that comes up is what the average bogey golfer would shoot over par from that tee. For example, if the slope rating is 125 and you divide by 5.381 you get 23.23. That means the average bogey golfer would shoot 23 over par on that course. Thats 5 over bogey golf, so that tee is too far and too hard for the average bogey golfer. 2. If you Tee it Forward you will play much quicker Now on the par 4s you will have a much shorter second shot, which leads to hitting more greens and shooting a lower score. This obviously speeds up play. When we play too far back we end up looking for errant shots constantly and this really slows it down. It takes longer to play 100 shots than it does to play 90 shots. 3. If you Tee it Forward you will have more fun. Just by hitting more greens in regulation and shooting a lower score makes it more fun to play golf. This will also make you want to play more often because you will be encouraged by shooting lower scores. Many people are too embarrassed to play with people who they think are better than them. We play golf for fun, and playing well is fun! The thrill of making a few more pars and even a birdie or two really adds to the enjoyment of golf. 4. National Tee it Forward data: 70 percent of the people who do it say they had more fun 47 percent say they played faster 91 percent say they will do it again 52 percent say they are now more likely to play more often. Horse Club Offers Discount To Rec Center MembersSaddlewood Horse Club, located at 16111 Saddlewood Lane in Cape Coral, is offering member lesson rates at discount prices for all City of Sanibel Recreation Center members. Rec Center members will pay only $28 per hour for group lessons, $28 per hour for introductory lessons and only $44 per hour for private lessons (20 percent off regular prices). All lessons require advance reservation. Rec Center members can also join in on the monthly Horse Interaction Day for only $16 (20 percent off regular price). To schedule a reservation or find out more information about Horse Interaction Day, call Saddlewood Horse Club at 738-9300. All participating members will need to show the a valid Sanibel Recreation Center membership card (six month or annual) or receipt of a currently valid daily/weekly pass to the Rec Center. Saddlewood Horse Club is a family oriented business with a covered and lighted riding arena, 60-foot round arena, jumping arena, western arena and an oval racetrack. The varieties of riding styles are designed to meet the needs of riders of all levels and ages. Visit www. capehorses.com for more details. For additional information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201240 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com East End Retail CenterNewly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,399,000 Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erence email@example.com Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Serving Florida for over 55 years with a team of over 35 professionals. Chris Sale, Former FGCU Star, Pitches His Way To The Top Of The Majorsby Ed FrankJust two years ago, there were doubters aplenty when the Chicago White Sox drafted a tall, skinny, flame-throwing lefthander named Chris Sale out of Florida Gulf Coast University as the 13th overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft and quickly plunked down $1.65 million to sign the youngster. The doubters are no more! The week began with Sale leading the American League with eight victories in the young season and posting a league-best ERA of 2.05. The latest pitching gem for the six-foot, six-inch Sale came last Saturday when he blanked the Houston Astros for eight innings in the White Sox 10-1 victory. He gave up only four hits while striking out seven batters and didnt issue a single walk. Not only is Sale arguably the best pitcher in the American League at this point of the season, but appears headed for an All-Star selection for next months Mid-Summer Classic. Sale is a big reason why the White Sox surprisingly topped the American League Central Division through Monday of this week. Last Saturdays eight innings of shutout baseball extended his scoreless innings streak to 15. And in his five last starts he is 5-0, with a miniscule, nearly unbelievable ERA of 0.99. The Lakeland, Florida native is just 23 years old and, if he stays healthy, his pitching future could be unlimited. That future likely will earn him millions. Right now, however, he is a bargain for the White Sox with a salary of $500,000. But he is eligible for arbitration next year -and the big bucks likely will roll in. His pitching repertoire is much more than his blazing 98 to 99 mph fastball. Here is how his manager, Robin Ventura, described Sale after the Saturday win: Hes tough to hit against because he has a lot of things he can throw. I think a lot of people believe he just goes out and throws 98, 99... thats not the case. He hits corners, creates angles and things like that make him extremely tough. If you watch him on the mound, his quirky movements almost make you think he is out of control. Obviously, thats not the case. Although Sale may be the pitching surprise of the 2012 Major League season, his success is no surprise to his former coaches and teammates here at Florida Gulf Coast University. During the 2010 season, he posted an 11-0 record and a 2.01 ERA over 17 games while striking out 146 batters and walking just 14. Weeks later, the White Sox drafted him as their top pick. Less than two months after signing with the White Sox in June of 2010, he was called up to the Majors and recorded his first big league save on September 1. He was the first 2010 draft pick to be promoted to the Majors. You will no doubt hear and read much more about this former FGCU product in the days, months and years ahead. Tarpons Finish First Season With 11-0 Record The first-year Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League finished the regular season last week with a 91-18 pounding of the Palm Beach Phantoms. Florida quarterback Chris Wallace led the way completing 14 of 23 passes for 226 yards and nine touchdowns. The local team has secured the No. 1 seed throughout postseason play and will host the leagues Southern Conference Championship on Monday, June 25 at Germain Arena. If the Tarpons win the conference title, they will host Ultimate Bowl II at Germain on July 2. Miracle Land Four On All-Star Team The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team will be represented by four players on the Florida State League South All-Star team that will oppose the leagues North All-Stars tomorrow, Saturday, at Charlotte Sports Park. Catcher Josmil Pinto, infielder Daniel Santana and pitchers Pat Dean and Ricky Bowen will wear the Miracle uniforms for the leagues annual All-Star Game. Dean leads the teams pitching staff with a 4-2 record and 2.70 ERA. Bowen has notched four saves in 19 relief appearances this year. Santana has the teams top batting average at .308, and Pinto, in his second year with Fort Myers, is hitting .259 with four home runs. The Miracle began the week with a 25-36 season record. After the All-Star break, they are on the road until June 24 when they return to Hammond Stadium for a fourgame series against the Tampa Yankees. Chris Sale
41 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 Beachview Hosts Belmont Golf & Tennis Tounament The 1st annual Beachview Belmont Golf & Tennis Tounament was held on June 9 at the Beachview Golf Club. Players competed in both mens and mixed divisions. At the conclusion of play, awards were presented at the Bistro restaurant. In the mens division, Mark and Tyler Owens captured first place while Tom Fisher and Mike Lawver finished in second place. In the mixed division, first place was won by Ardie Klement and Christie Bradley. Second place went to Tom and Elsie Stahl. Mens division competitors Mark and Tyler Owens, Tom Fisher and Mike Lawver Mixed division competitors Tom and Elsie Stahl, Christie Bradley and Ardie Klement btnfrJune 17th 1-8 p.m.Lasagna, Caesar & ToastMeatloaf & Mashed Potato DinnerEvery Wednesday with Marty Stokes & The Captiva Band Marty Stokes & The Captiva BandAmerican Legion Post 1234249 San-Cap Road (mm3) 239.472.9979 Join us as we take you on aWORLD TOURof Trollbeads. SANIBEL ISLAND BOOKSHOP 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 www.sanibelbookshop.com Call Today 239.472.1323Considering a BP Claim?Consult with an Island ProfessionalKEEP MORE OF YOUR CLAIM BY HIRING A CPAThe Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite J2, SanibelShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201242 When The A/C System Is Ready To Be Replacedby Bryan HayesEveryone knows that the hottest and coldest months of the year are when our air conditioners go through the heaviest workloads. Since we mostly have hottest months in Florida, this is a good time to think about that old system and whether its still performing like it used to or whether it has so many repairs under its belt that you worry that it might go out on you any moment and it will be just when our night temps are hovering right around 80 degrees. And let me tell you, it will be even hotter in the house if your system happens to go kaput. New systems are an expensive investment so, naturally, we are often asked after an air conditioning system has had a failure whether to repair or replace the equipment. Once you have learned that your air conditioner has had a malfunction that is going to cost a considerable amount of money to repair, ask your contractor to assess the entire system. The technician will check the general condition of the equipment, its operating efficiency and how it facilitates the needs of the dwelling and occupants. The technician will then ask a few questions, and on Sanibel and Captiva its essential to ask the right ones, like: How is the home utilized? Is it used only primarily in the winter months? Do you spend a considerable amount of time here in the summer? Is the property a rental? Are there any specific health concerns for the occupants? Does the current system, when operating properly, meet the needs of the occupants? These questions are very important because you would be amazed at the number of systems that have been operating on the islands for years, but had not been installed properly, or are not designed for that specific application. The end result is that people live in uncomfortable conditions and pay for things they shouldnt have like a system that is way too big for their home. Another question to consider is what are your future plans for the home? A skilled technician will get a general idea of the homeowners needs and will give them all the information necessary to help them make the best decision both for their pocketbook and whether its better to replace or continue repairing an older system. Remember that the cheapest route is often not the most economical way to go. The cheapest option could mean that you may end up having to repair other things that can go wrong down the line, and air conditioning repairs can also be costly and will add up. 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. From page 1Cartoon Camp I love to teach kids, said Horton. Im always amazed at how well children do. Last years group was so enthusiastic, they didnt want class to end. They just kept drawing. This July 23 to 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, Horton will lead another group of budding young artists to draw mollusks on the move and cartoon characters of Sanibel shells and shell lovers. As in past editions of the camp, they will create an accordion book or cartoon strip with their best cartoon creations. For more information about the Cartoon Camp or other summer programs designed for children, call Diane Thomas at 395-2233 or e-mail email@example.com. Additional Summer Camps At BMSM Sea Life Summer Camp June 19 and 21; July 10, 12, 17, 19 and 31; August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30, 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will read stories, participate in crafts and artwork connected with the sea life theme that day. Live Mollusks On Parade Camp June 25 to 29, 9 a.m. to noon. Students will design costumes, makeup and props for the Live Mollusks On Parade, the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums participation in the annual 4th Of July Parade on Sanibel. In the process, they will learn about the cowrie, cone and conch snails they will create with costumes and makeup. The campers are invited to participate in the parade in full regalia. For more information about the BaileyMatthews Shell Museum, visit www.shellmuseum.org. Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 OPEN HOUSESFRIDAY AND SATURDAY 6/15 & 6/16 1-4 p.m.TWO OF THE LEAST EXPENSIVE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES IN THE DUNES!! 1. 9106 MOCKINGBIRD GROUND LEVEL WITH POOL $499,000 2/2 xer upper, needs your nishing touches, what a view!2. 1400 ALBATROSS ELEVATED WITH POOL $525,000 3/3 great bones, backs up to sanctuary land, private.DEB STONE 239-770-7253 Leading Edge Benefit Advisors Hosts Panel Discussion June 19Leading Edge Benefit Advisors, LLC will host PEOs Revealed: A Panelist Discussion on Professional Employer Organizations, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19 at Gulf Harbour Country Club, 14500 Vista River Drive in Fort Myers. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event will feature a panel of PEO experts from various PEO vendors, in addition to experts from Leading Edge Benefit Advisors. Business owners and human resource professionals will learn about the history and inner workings of professional employer organizations, as well as the advantages and disadvantages to entering into a PEO arrangement. Registration is complementary, and includes a continental breakfast. For more information or to register to attend, call 433-4471 or register online at www. LEBenefitAdvisors.com. Catherine S. Ransavage Catherine S. RansavageP.G.A. Teaching Professional25 yrs. experienceLESSONS & PERSONAL GOLF SCHOOLSby Appointment Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Sanibel Island, FL Sanibel Island, FL 239-850-4864 239-850-4864email: firstname.lastname@example.org Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
43 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 at Sanibel Square 472-HOME(4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Compass Point #141, 2 bedrm with den $899K 916 Beach Rd, nearbeach pool home $899K Kings Crown #212, corner 2 bedrm $599K 966 Greenwood Ct S, Dunes 3 bedrm $324.9K Colony Resort #47, near-beach condo $149K Sundial Resort #I-101, income-producer $349.9K 220 Southwinds Dr, near-beach home $499K Sandalfoot #5C1, beachfront 2 bedrm $699K 837 Limpet Dr in Shell Harbor lot overlooking intersecting canals $899K 5307 Umbrella Pool Rd in Sanibel Bayous near-beach cul-de-sac lot $449K 1118 Sand Castle Rd in The Dunes golf & tennis community $299K 1847 Farm Trail in Island Woods with community pool & tennis $249K 545 Rabbit Rd in Sanibel River Estates with deeded beach access $179K Bayshore Village $2.2325M Beachcomber $6.85M Beachview CC $5.65M Blind Pass $1.3845M Breakers West $692.5K Brightwater $995K Butterknife $250K By-the-Sea $625K Caloosa Shores $1.1625M Captains Walk $1.0339M Castaway Estates $3.7585M Chateau Sur Mer $875K Compass Point $1.755M Coquina Beach $570K Cottage Colony West $575K Del Sega $2.532M Dinkins Bayou $345K Donax Village $487.8K Dunes, The $7.1538M Eastwood Landings $1.09M Foley, aka Sanibel Place $360K Gopher Walk $1.136M Gulfside Place $4.050M Gulf Pines $1.2M Gulf Shores $1.8815M Gumbo Limbo $5.6115M Harbour Cottages $470K Herons Landing $2.06M High Tide $1.695M Island Beach Club $357.5K Island Woods $1.44305M Janthina $900K Kings Crown $1.0975M Lagoon Estates $535K Lake Murex/Little Lake Murex $3.64M Las Conchas del Mar $375K Lighthouse Point $2.6055M Loggerhead Cay $8.4885M Mariner Pointe $9.9566M Metes & Bounds $15.8546M Mitzi $535K Moon Shadows $890K Nutmeg Village $407.5K Palm Lake $685K Poinciana Cir $500K Pointe Santo $8.279M Richardsons $3.64M Rocks $2.59M Sanctuary, The $1.5225M Sandalfoot $6.7064M Sanddollar $605K Sanibel Bayous $380K Sanibel Estates $21.632M Sanibel Highlands $282K Sanibel Isles $2.050M Sanibel Lake Estates $1.61M Sanibel River Estates $1.907M Sanibel Shores $1.27M Sandpebble $335K Sandpiper Beach $1.315M Sand Pointe $3.108M Sanibel Arms $330K Sanibel Arms West $630K Sanibel Moorings $1.27M Sanibel Shores $830K Sanibel Surfside $1.025M Seagull Estates/Long Acre $7.24025M Seaspray $1.3625M Seawind $1.3864M Sea Oats $951.5K Sea Shells $1.338425M Sedgemoor $2.2475M Shell Harbor $5.939M Shell Island Beach Club $1.425M Somerset $2.575M Southwinds $560K Spanish Cay $2.575M Sundial Resort $11.9654M Sunset South $1.1M Tantara $1.195M Tarpon Beach $740K Tennisplace $925K Villas of Sanibel $950K Water Shadows $974K Wedgewood $740K White Sands $1.025M Windrow $54K Woodring $2.3M Yacht Haven $520K If you own island property & are thinking of selling, it always pays to have an experienced professional working for you. Wonder if SanibelSusan has sold anything in your community? Heres her history of Sanibel sales: Sanibel Arms West #M7, 2 bedrm w/rentals $399.9K Rays Vs. Indians Baseball Bus Trip To St. PetersburgJoin the Sanibel Recreation Center and friends on Thursday, July 19 for a day with the Tampa Bay Rays. Cost is $30 for your game ticket and transportation to and from game. Game time is 12:10 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field. Purchase your tickets at the Rec Center by Wednesday, July 11. This event is open to everyone. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Game day itinerary: Departing at 9 a.m. from the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road Arriving around 11:30 a.m. at Tropicana Field 12:10 p.m. First pitch Kids run the bases post game Bring a bag lunch Returning to the Rec Center by 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. 1. It was 2000-01. 2. Minnesotas Ron Perranoski (34 in 1970), Sparky Lyle of the New York Yankees (35 in ), and Detroits John Hiller (38 in ). 3. Floridas Tim Tebow (2007) and Nevadas Colin Kaepernick (2010). 4. Willie Naulls had a seven-game stretch in 1962. 5. Borje Salming, with 620 assists. Sundin had 567. 6. Giorgio Chinaglia (242 goals in 254 regular-season and playoff matches). 7. Thirteen. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. When was the last time the Angels missed the playoffs two seasons in a row before 2010-11? 2. Three times in the 1970s a pitcher set a new record for most saves in the A.L. Name two of the three. 3. In 2010, Auburns Cam Newton became the third player in NCAA Division I-A history to have at least 20 rushing TDs and 20 passing TDs in a season. Who were the first two? 4. Amare Stoudemire send a New York Knicks record in 2010 by scoring 30 or more points in eight straight games. Whose mark did he top? 5. Mats Sundin is the Maple Leafs all-time leader in goals and points. Who holds Torontos career mark for assists? 6. Who was the all-time leading scorer in North American Soccer League history? 7. How many perfect games did PBA bowler Don Carter have in sanctioned play? Rizzo Named Rec Center Member Of The MonthThe City of Sanibel Recreation Department would like to recognize their Member of the Month, Laura Rizzo. Rizzo and her family have been members of the Sanibel Recreation Center since its opening in 2007. They joined as a young family and participated in many programs over the years including After School Rec, Youth Basketball and Youth Cheerleading. She enjoys using the weight room and taking the Cycle Zone classes. When asked how the Sanibel Recreation Center has impacted her life Rizzo responds, Rec has given me and my family the gift of health. It is so awesome to let off stress in the classes and weight room. My kids also enjoy the health benefits of exercise. Rizzo works as a legal/accounting administrative assistant at her husband, Thomas F. Rizzos accounting and law practice on Sanibel. During the tax and accounting off season, she is a substitute teacher at The Sanibel School, where her youngest now attends. Rizzo has three children, a 15-year-old son, a 14-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old daughter. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Laura RizzoShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201244 S.W. FLORIDAS LEADERS IN REAL ESTATEIf Youre Thinking About Buying or Selling Real Estate, Call McMurray & Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate Today! 239 850 7 88 8 ( M ikes Cell ) Mike @ McMurra y andNette.co m 239 28 1.44 35 ( Trevors Cell ) Trevor @ McMurra y andNette.com MCMURRAY & NETTEOF ROYAL SHELL REAL ESTATE NJ Cyclist Completes 1,800 Miles In Solo Trek For Autism AwarenessOn May 27, Princeton, New Jersey resident John LaBosco completed his 1,800 mile journey up the east coast to raise money and awareness for Eden Autism Services, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with autism and their families. The ride began at Edens Fort Myers School on April 23, with a send-off ceremony including Eden students, staff, parents and local dignitaries, and concluded at Edens Princeton, New Jersey Education and Outreach Center. With locations in Southwest Florida and Princeton, New Jersey, Eden Autism Services mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and support their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. In Southwest Florida, these services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services. LaBosco, a former Eden employee who worked in Edens adult residential program is an avid cyclist and outdoorsman. He has raised nearly $10,000 through donations and sponsorships. I want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my journey, said LaBosco. It was quite an experience for me personally, but more importantly, I am delighted to have had the opportunity to share Edens mission and increase autism awareness, as well as raise some money. I have seen first-hand the impact Eden has on our children and adults with autism and their families. Economic times are tough and for Eden to continue to provide critical services for individuals with autism, additional funding is needed. Autism now affects 1 in 88 children, said Susan Suarez, director of Eden Autism Services Florida Operations. Johns ride raised community awareness of autism and funds to help support our mission. Contributions are still being accepted at www.rideforeden.org and donors of $50 or more will receive a Ride For Eden t-shirt. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information about Eden Autism Services, go to www.edenflorida.org or call 992-4680 ext. 5010. John LaBosco (holding child) with Eden students Joey Capawana, Brielle Babula and Ryan Picariello in front of Eden Autism Services Education and Outreach Center in Princeton, New Jersey 239-472-2626www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) GOLF$49 before 3 pm $39 after 3 pmRates expire 8/14/12. Must present ad Sanibel Adult Co-Ed Pick-Up Softball LeagueJoin your friends and neighbors on the field with the Sanibel Adult Co-Ed Pick-Up Softball League, cosponsored by Baileys General Store and The Sanibel Grill. Games will be played at the Sanibel Ball Fields on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Pick-Up Softball games are weather permitting. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com.
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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201246 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter is having difficulty learning her sight words. Her teacher said we should practice them this summer. Are there some fun ways to practice these words? Jenna P., Sanibel Jenna, Mastering sight words is an extremely important step in becoming a successful reader. A sight word is a word that typically cannot be decoded or sounded out. It must be memorized or figured out by the context of the sentence. This is a difficult task for young readers and it is usually recommended that children memorize these sight words so they are readily available and recognized when children see them in print. Reading researcher Diane McGuiness estimates that there are approximately 100 basic sight words in English. Most schools teach an expanded sight word list from either the Dolch word list or the Frye word list. Both of these lists have at least 200 words on them. Sight words are considered to make up at least 50 to 75 percent of reading texts up to the third grade level. There are many, many practice activities on the Internet for learning sight words. They are lots of fun for kids and usually include practice sheets that you can print out. Here are two links: www. netrover.com/~kingskid/sightword/ dolchgames.htm and www.k12reader. com/online-dolch-reading-games-andactivities/. Here are some other practice ideas that do not require a computer and most include a physical component. Sometimes children will be able to learn information more quickly when it is paired with an additional physical action. Learning sight words: Children see, say and write a word (skywrite, write on arm, etc) Hopscotch write sight words in each square Beanbag toss Put sight words on dice and play games Flashlight fun children shine light on the called out sight word, read from a board Sight word sliders Word puzzles and scrambled words Word rings Bingo Typing sight words 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Call Now for Spring/Summer Specials. Rates as Low as $550/week. FREE BOAT DOCKAGE | ONSITE MANAGEMENT | BEACH FRONT Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 $1,600 Given To Charitable Foundation Of The IslandsAl Hanser is the most recent winner of the We Love Our Islands promotion sponsored by Bank of the Islands. Hanser was spotted with a We Love Our Islands decal on his car. That won him the right to select which local nonprofit cause would receive a charitable contribution of $1,600 from Bank of the Islands. Hanser chose to direct the banks gift to the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, which he helped found and continues to lead as its board chairman. He is also the chairman of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. This contribution marks $48,100 given to island non-profits through the banks We Love Our Islands program. From left, Charitable Foundation of the Islands directors John Schubert, Ann Arnoff, Al Hanser, Ginny Fleming and Paul Roth accept donation from Bank of the Islands Rob Lisenbee, center Student Government Association Recognized With Four AwardsEdison State College Collier Campus Student Government Association (SGA) was recently recognized with four awards during the Florida Model Legislature (FML) Conference in Tallahassee. Students from colleges and universities around the state attended. The Collier Campus SGA members won four awards during the conference: the Most Distinguished Delegation Award for outstanding performance as a team; the Honorable Senator Award to Myrline Charelus; the Distinguished Senator Award tocontinued on page 47
47 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. 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 Water Managers Are Prepared For Hurricane SeasonThe South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has conducted its annual Hurricane Freddy exercise as part of the agencys emergency operations readiness for hurricane season. Heavy rainfall in recent weeks shows how quickly we must be able to transition from very dry conditions to flood control operations, said Tommy Strowd, SFWMD Division Director of Operations, Maintenance & Construction. Annual training, including the agency-wide hurricane exercise and maintenance of the regional system, are among the critical tools that improve our readiness for storm season. Throughout the day, trained District staff practiced emergency management and flood control procedures in response to Hurricane Freddy, a simulated Category 4 storm hitting the east coast of South Florida. The virtual scenario included persistent, heavy rainfall and flooding across portions of the Districts 16-county region, challenging water managers to address a variety of hurricane-related incidents and demands on the flood control system. The exercise began at 8 a.m. on June 6, with full activation of the SFWMD Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and a situation briefing. Response teams at District field stations and service centers also participated, along with operators at the S-5A pump station on State Road 80. First put into service in 1955, the station is designed to mitigate flooding in the 230-square-mile area served by the West Palm Beach Canal and can pump 3.1 billion gallons of water in 24 hours. This is accomplished using six, 10-cylinder diesel engines with a combined 9,600 horsepower. With the start of the rainy season, the District also posts a Rainy Season Readiness website with current information on rainfall, flood control operations and steps residents can take to minimize local flooding. Throughout South Florida, flood control is a shared responsibility between the District, county and city governments, local drainage districts and residents. More information about the regional flood control system and what residents can do to help prepare for storms is available online at www.sfwmd.gov. From page 46FML AwardsJacob Winge; and the Excellence in Participation Award to the Collier SGA. The conference gave students the opportunity to play the roles of senator, representative, lobbyist or press corps in an environment similar to actual state legislature. Students wrote, debated and voted on legislation while representing their constituents. For more information, visit www. edison.edu. A portion of the exercise was conducted at the SFWMDs largest capacity pump station west of Wellington Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201248 by Anne MitchellEvery dad should have his day and this year, Fathers Day is Sunday, June 17. There are many ways to honor your father, one of the most popular being a slap-up dinner based on the old adage that the way to dads heart is through his stomach. As an historical note, it was not until 1972 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mothers Day official that the day became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Local restaurants and businesses are offering lots of ideas to help you make dad feel like a million dollars. Here are some of them: At Jerrys Restaurant, dad eats for half price with the purchase of an entre on June 17. Jerrys is at 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 4729300. Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream is bringing back the popular Gator Stew, to celebrate Fathers Day. Or dad can choose from 130 flavors, all hand-made, including Pinocchios signatures such as Sanibel Krunch and Dirty Sand Dollar. In addition, there are sugar-free, fat-free, low fat and low carb options and sorbets. Pinocchios is at 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 4726566. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Treat dad to the largest selection of draft beer on the island at Great White Grill, 2440 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, phone 472-0212. Courtneys on Sanibel, 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, 472-4646, offers dinner for two with a glass each of house wine for $30. That includes soup or salad, potato, vegetable, bread and fresh herb olive oil. Treat your dad to a gulf view with dinner at Traditions on the Beach, where Chef Amin will prepare a Fathers Day celebration dinner from 5 p.m. onwards on Sunday, June 17. There will be live music and dancing with Piano Man Joe McCormick including a special Fathers Day repertoire. Reservations are recommended. Traditions is at the Island Inn, West Gulf Drive, 472 4559. At The Hungry Heron, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, 395-2300, kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of one adult entre of $15.95 or more. A beer-battered fish n ships basket with fries and slaw is offered daily for $9.95. Sunset Grill, 6536 Pine Avenue, Sanibel, will be creating some special dinners for dads on Sunday. Call 472-2333 for reservations. The Fish House is offering the following specials for Fathers Day: king crab; lobster macaroni and cheese, twin butterflied snapper with pina colada sauce; and ale-battered grouper. The Fish House is at 1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-7770. The Jacaranda celebrates Fathers Day every year with great special dishes and prices. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-1771. If dad loves fall-off-the-bone ribs, treat him to a Fathers Day special $10.99 baby back rib dinner at Lazy Flamingo I or II, at Pine Avenue, 472-5353, and 1036 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-6939 on Sunday. The Island Cow is treating all dads to a free beer on Sunday, so take dad in for lunch or dinner. The Cow is at 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 4720606. Perhaps dad enjoys an occasional Scotch or a fine cigar. The Grog Shop, next door to Baileys Hardware Store, has a fine selection of both. The cigars are housed in a well-stocked walk-in humidor. The Grog Shop carries a great selection of imported wines and liquors and offers discounts on case orders. Give dad a real thrill this year a narrated circumnavigation of Sanibel and Captiva aboard The Sanibel Thriller. The dolphins love it too and often play in the boats frothy wake. The Thriller is a fast, safe, diesel powered 55-foot motor yacht piloted by a 100 ton USCGlicensed merchant marine officer. This wild ride departs from Sanibel Marina, 634 North Yachtsman Drive, phone 4722328 for reservations. You could also treat your father to lunch at the marinas dockside restaurant, Gramma Dots, which specializes in local seafood. Phone 472-8138. Another way to get dad out on the water is to choose from the many cruises offered by Captiva Cruises. They include lunch and shelling trips, dolphin watching and historical outings as well as a sunset cruise with live entertainment. Sailing charters are also available. Check out the web site at www.captivacruises. com for a full schedule, or call 472-5300. Dolce Tesoro has free wifi available and has added books and gift baskets at the Italian-style cafe in Tahitian Gardens shopping center on Sanibel. Cupcake and cookie parties with the chocolate fondue fountain can be arranged. Outdoor seating is available on the wide shaded deck. Phone 472-4300.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSThe Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva will feature 10,000 Views on Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Taylor Stokes is the entertainer on Tuesday and Wednesday. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays. Next Friday and Saturday, Bad Banditos are playing. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. 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 most nights. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, dancing to Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, June 17, celebrating Fathers Day with Joe McCormick and vocalist Barbara Smith; Monday, closed; Tuesday, popular and classic smooth music and dancing; Wednesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals; Thursday, dancing to Mike Arnone with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille will feature Chris Workman, guitar and vocals, on Friday, June 15 at 8 p.m. Karaoke is on Thursdays at 9 p.m. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. 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 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 features live music days and nights seven days a week. New to the line-up is Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro is at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, phone 395-4000. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at email@example.com or 395-2299. Around The Islands With AnneIsland Merchants Want To Help Make Dad Feel Special This Fathers Day Treat dad to Creole Spiced Grouper with Saffron Couscous just one of many dishes on the menu at Traditions on the Beach on Fathers Day The Sanibel Thriller is a great option for a shared Fathers Day experience 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.
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In almost all cases, the answer is an emphatic No! Because I see this so often, I thought that Id spend a column discussing why its not a good idea. First, when you title an account in joint name with someone else, you are actually making a gift of half of its value. So if Claire puts her brokerage account worth $1 million into joint name with her daughter Susan, she just made a gift of $500,000 to Susan (half of the value of the account). Because the most anyone can gift tax free is only $13,000, titling an account worth more than $26,000 would require the filing of a federal gift tax return. In my example, Claire would have to file a return that would either reduce her gift and estate tax exemption, or if shes already used up her exemption she may actually have to pay gift tax. Second, if Claires daughter Susan is experiencing any legal or financial problems, Claire may have put her account at risk. If Susan is going through a divorce, for example, a forensic accountant may discover the asset and it might be at jeopardy depending upon circumstances. The same holds true if Susan has creditor or bankruptcy problems. Third, titling the account jointly will likely thwart Claires estate plan. Assume that Claire has a will that says that upon Claires death, all of her assets are to be divided equally between her three children. If the account is titled jointly with rights of survivorship with Susan, Susan would inherit the account outright despite Claires contrary intention in her will. Even if the account is held jointly as tenants in common, Susan owns half of it and the other half would be distributed in thirds according to Claires will. Susan might be altruistic and wish to share the account equally with her siblings. But she might have a gift tax problem herself. If she tries to divide the account that she legally owns, she is making a gift in excess of the $13,000 annual gifts that she can give tax-free. Fourth, accounts owned jointly do not enjoy the full step-up in tax cost basis that would otherwise occur. Assume that Claire owns 1,000 shares of ABC Company Stock that is worth $100 share but she paid $10 per share many years ago. If Claire sold all of her shares, she would recognize a $90,000 capital gain. But if Claire dies still owning the shares, her chidren inherit them at the date of death value for tax cost basis purposes. So if her beneficiaries sold the shares shortly after her death for the $100,000, there would not be any capital gain and therefore no capital gain tax to pay. But if Claire places the account in joint name with Susan during Claires lifetime, on Claires death Susan only gets a one-half tax cost step up. In this case, Susan would recognize a $45,000 capital gain if she sold the shares for $100,000. ($100,000 sales price less $5,000 basis in half the shares and $50,000 basis in the other half of the shares). Hopefully, you are convinced that placing assets in joint name with children isnt a good idea. So what should you do if you want your child to be able to transact business on your accounts, particularly if you become disabled and unable to manage your own affairs? This is where revocable living trusts really shine. Claire can create a revocable living trust and name herself as her initial trustee, but also name Susan as her successor trustee in the event of a disability. Susan can then transact business on all of Claires accounts that the trust owns. It is not a gift to Susan, since she is acting as a fiduciary for her mother. On Claires death, the trust avoids probate and rightfully distributes the accounts to all of Claires children (if that is her wish). Another alternative is a durable power of attorney. Claire can sign a durable power of attorney that would name Susan as her attorney-in-fact to transact business on all of Claires accounts. You should know that the Florida law governing durable powers of attorney changed significantly on October 1, 2011. If you have a durable power of attorney created before that date, you should consult with your estate-planning attorney to determine if yours needs updating. The bottom line is that you shouldnt put accounts and assets in joint name with your adult children. There are reasonable alternatives that dont carry all of the disadvantages associated with joint accounts. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201250 Platt Recognized In Florida Super Lawyers MagazineHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA, announces that Sanibel attorney David Platt was selected for inclusion in the 2012 Florida Super Lawyers magazine, noting his work in estate planning and probate law. The selection process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation and peer review of all candidates, as well as a good-standing and disciplinary check. Only five percent of Florida attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers. With over 30 years of experience, Platt concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, commercial transactions and business entity formations. He frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants, attorneys, and the general public. Platt serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law, and is the author of several publications. He has also been recognized throughout his career by The Best of the U.S. LLC, Florida Monthly and has been included in Best Lawyers in America since 2006. Platt is active in the Southwest Florida Community and serves as on the board of Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, and is a former board member of CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) Platt received his Bachelors (with honors) and Masters degrees in political science from Michigan State University, and his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Henderson Franklin is one of the largest law firms between Tampa and Miami, with nearly 55 attorneys practicing in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning and administration, eminent domain, immigration law, divorce, marital and family law, land use and environmental law, commercial and civil litigation, workers compensation, employment law and real estate. One of the states oldest firms, Henderson Franklin was founded in Fort Myers in 1924 and currently operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Sanibel Island. For more information on Platt or Henderson Franklin, visit www.henlaw.com. David Platt BP Claims Opportunity For IslandersCommunity seminars were presented by Mike Miller and Aaron Pruss on June 7 and 8 at Thistle Lodge to discuss the recent BP Oil Claim situation and to educate island residents about the claims filing process. Starting on June 4, 2012, individuals and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill can begin to file claims for economic losses sustained as part of the 2010 oil spill. A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of impacted residents and businesses along the Gulf Coast was settled. The former Gulf Coast Claims Facility has been shut down and a new administrative claims center managed by court supervised independent claims facilitators has been opened. This is an opportunity to file a claim based on a new settlement agreement approved recently. It paves the way for those that had previously filed without success to re-file using new guidelines that have been established. Given the new claims process, even companies that did not see losses during the post spill period, may be paid if their business activity was impacted by BP. BP set up the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to manage their claims. Attorney and Sanibel resident Aaron J. Pruss of Becker & Poliakoff said, It worked out for some people, although in this region many claims were rejected because we werent at ground zero of the oil spill. Sanibel C.P.A. Michael P. Miller, current chairman of the Board of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce, was also on the board during this time period. Miller said people were making claims, but there were no solid guidelines. Internally, BP was changing people around. Claims started to dry up. People were wondering what was going on because they werent getting paid, said Miller. Large plaintiffs law firms converged on the panhandle region; they signed up clients and filed a class action lawsuit in Louisiana. Prior to trial, BP and the law firms negotiated a settlement that gave guidance and definition on how to settle claims. Now finally all of the businesses and individuals who suffered economic damages can make claims. On June 4, 2012 BPs Gulf Coast Claims Facility was closed. Claims are no longer handled by BP; they have been replaced by a court-supervised process. Anyone with a claim has until April of 2014 to file. Miller suggests you file now. On these two islands we have an opportunity especially for people who lost interest to go back and get compensation. People forgot about it, said Miller. This settlement brings it to the forefront. Claims are being accepted as of today. The courts split gulf geography into zones and established payouts based on zone classifications. Most of Florida is Zone C, but since Sanibel-Captiva is a barrier island, its classified Zone A which is most impacted by the disaster. If you are a particular category of claimant located in zone A, they are going to presume causation of your damages. You dont have to prove the oil spill caused your decrease in revenue or that it caused your business to fail, explained Pruss. In other Economic Loss zones, you will have to prove why and how the spill affected your income. For residents and businesses in Zone A, like on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, a level of bureaucracy should be taken out of the process. The settlement includes a risk transfer premium for those who agree not to sue BP in the future. In Zone A most payments are 2.5 times your claim. Example: If your claim is $10,000 and you sign the agreement, you will receive a risk transfer premium of $25,000 for a total of $35,000. (These payments are subject to tax and must be claimed as income.) Thats BP saying Yes, we are admitting as part of this settlement that we caused the economic losses for people and businesses on Sanibel. If you work in tourism you dont have to prove that BP was the cause of your financial losses; just file a claim and they will pay you, added Miller. Payouts will be higher in zone A. Miller sees these settlements as an opportunity for people to invest the money back into their businesses. Be realistic about your losses and understand your claim has to be supported by documentation, he advises. The documentation in the Economic & Property Damages Settlement process is oppressive; you may need help. A good accountant will review the structure of your financial documentation and revise it to meet the requirements of settlement staff. (If you hire a CPA to assist, you will be reimbursed.) An attorney can help when you dont have all required documentation, arent the perfect fit for a claimant category or have had previous claims rejected. Mike and I share the same philosophy that service of our island residents and businesses is of paramount importance and above any business interests we might have, added Pruss. Were here to make sure our residents and businesses are taken care of and point people in the right direction. If they need assistance from professionals, we are here to help. Information and applications can be found online at www.deepwaterhorizonsettlements.com. 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. . 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51 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 Superior InteriorsMixing Up A Media Roomby Jeanie TinchOkay. So you long for your own private media room. And the room that you envision is filled with deep, cushy, comfortable leather recliners, complete with drink holders. Youre surrounded with upholstered or leather walls and ceiling, all soundproofed, of course. Your room screams comfort, relaxation and casual drama! Lets talk about a few of the practical aspects of creating such a dramatic hideaway as well as some additional creature comforts. Flat Screen Televisions Are All The Rage Thats right! No well-appointed media room would be without one. But if, by chance, your media room has to double as a family/recreation room, then you might be interested in considering some clever options for displaying your new TV, Todays furniture manufacturers are truly jumping to the task of displaying and, more importantly hiding these sets when not in use. Beautiful entertainment centers, in a wide variety of design styles and wood tones, have been created with clever disappearing television shelve units all operated by remote control. Now you see it, now you dont! Another big TV option is to consider installing it on the wall, especially if you have the option to include this feature in a newly constructed home. By placing your flat screen TV on your wall space and including cantilevered doors once again you have the option of now you see it, now you dont. A Deck Of Cards, Popcorn And A Soft Drink Or Two Todays media rooms can be expanded to include a variety of additional design options. How about including a game table? Did you know that many of the game tables available today can actually expand or flip over? One side for poker and when its flipped over the other side features a backgammon board. Cover it with a tablecloth and have an extra dining table available. A must for any nearby media room is a swivel or corner bar unit. Again, many are now being designed to actually disguise their real purpose. Most look like beautiful accent furniture pieces, until you turn them around, or swivel them to see a well appointed bar. Whatever your pleasure, its important to take stock of all the activities you wish to incorporate in your new room and do some careful planning to ensure your completed design is absolutely perfect. Jeanie Tinch is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. UFFs 2012 Business Ethics Award Presented To Hope HealthCareHope HealthCare, based in Lee County, was named the 2012 recipient of the Uncommon Friends Foundations Business Ethics Award while Robbie Roepstorff, president of Edison National Bank, was presented with an honoray life membership in the organization. Samira Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare, accepted the ethics award at the annual Uncommon Evening event held at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers on June 7. Hope HealthCare was one of three finalists for the award. The other finalists were Colliers International Southwest Florida and Ted Todd Agency.continued on page 55 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Robbie Roepstorff was honored with a Lifetime Membership in the Uncommon Friends Foundation Samira Beckwith, responding to Hope HealthCare being named the 2012 recipient of the Uncommon Friends Foundations Business Ethics Award
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Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918 ALL ON SALEFurniture Accessories Window Treatments... deaRPharmacistDrug Muggers Can Protect You From Side Effectsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Ive recently developed minor numbness and tingling in my hands. Could it be a side effect my medications? Im scared of what else could cause this. SL, Santa Rosa, California Oh boy, l love talking about side effects. Obviously, consult your doctor to rule out other causes, but the simple answer is Yes! Most practitioners today are not aware that side effects are often the result of drug nutrient depletions, what I call the drug mugging effect. Im happy to say this concept has gained traction in the medical community, partly because Ive been hammering it in the media for 13 years and also because I published a book on it called Drug Muggers, now read worldwide in several languages. Theres another layer to consider. We all have unique genetic SNPs (pronounced snips) in our DNA code that cause us to process medications, foods and nutrients a little differently from one another. For example, most autistic children and 20 percent of the general population are poor methylators and thus, need a nutritional helping hand, usually folic acid; vitamin B6, B12 (methylcobalamin) and SAMe are useful, too. These deficiencies may cause numbness and tingling in your extremities and a host of other plaguing disorders. Drug mugging can cause deficiencies of these nutrients. The most popular offenders are diabetes drugs, estrogen-containing hormones, antacids/acid blockers and steroids. Your particular SNPs or sluggish enzymatic pathways explain varied individual reactions among people. The picture includes delayed metabolism, chronic nutrient deficiencies or hypersensitivity to medicines. I was reminded of this when a friend required emergency treatment from a relatively innocuous antibiotic, but did perfectly fine on a strong steroid which knocks most people for a loop. If you experience uncomfortable side effects, at any time, make that phone call to your physician and pharmacist. Thats what were here for. For your safety, read the medication leaflet that comes with your receipt at the pharmacy, ask your doctor and especially your pharmacist about potential side effects before you take the first dose. Go to my website. Google it. Why not? You need to educate yourself because drugs are tested in relatively healthy individuals, not in average folks who usually takes multiple meds and deal with several major health concerns. Side effects dont always develop immediately. The lowered thyroid hormone that women typically experience from oral contraceptives could take up to a year to show up as they become increasingly fatigued, overweight, cold, uninterested in sex, depressed or anxious. Thats because the medicine gradually depletes essential nutrients that support healthy mood, metabolism and libido and before you know it, youre on three other medications for what is just a nutrient deficiency. My point is that side effects are mistakenly diagnosed as new major illnesses. In my world, these diseases are side effects until proven otherwise. Your side effect solutions are in my book Drug Muggers (sold online and book sellers nationwide) and I routinely post free information at my website and facebook as a public service. 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. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference 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, Is it genetic? My grandmother was fat, my mother and daughter are fat, and now my new doctor says I have to lose 75 pounds. My old doctor never said that I was fat, but this new young doctor says I may be diabetic or have a thyroid problem. My husband and I love our eats and we dont want to be on some stupid diet. We love the all you can eat restaurants and dont want to give up anything. Do you know of a pill I could take so I wont have to change my life? Effie Dear Effie, Genetics can sometimes be involved, but more frequently weight gain is caused because we eat too much for the energy we need and the extra is stored as fat. Your family may need some food counseling in food choices. Maybe you all eat the same kind of food that increases your caloric intake too much so you all gain weight. It has been documented that families can do this. The threat of diabetes and the possible medical problems that may develop would make me think twice about continuing your lifestyle. But that is between you and your doctor. Lizzie Dear Effie, The choice is yours introduce healthy habits into your routine and stay as healthy as you can, or dont, very simple. If you do not, you can most likely look forward to increased doctor appointments, increased restrictions of your diet and activity, increased dependence on adult children, and increased financial expense; paying for the additional doctors, medicines and supplies. The choice is yours Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201254 Dr. DaveWorld Expertby Dr. Dave HepburnTo the faithful readers of this column, it may come as a shock to both of you that I happen to be a foremost world expert in (select one): a. Underwater medicine b. Volcano medicine c. Aviation medicine d. Medicine practiced without a license by the criminally insane Circled d didnt you? Ha! You are sadly mistaken, ye of little faith. While living on the remote and primitive island of Tanna in Vanuatu in 1995, my four fearless/feisty/foolish kids and I ventured up the side of a large nasty volcano named Mt. Yasr. This volcano is so dangerous that were it located in any place in the world other than Tanna, wed not be allowed within two time zones of it. But here, nobody cares how stupid you are, and being second to no one in that category, I crawled up to peek over the edge and into the earths fiery furnace. While we stood/cowered/bargained with the Lord there, the earth beneath our feet suddenly gave a mighty groan. Yasr first rumbled, then belched and then, to the great consternation of our souls/ minds/bladders, it actually exploded! Honest. We fell to the ground, certain that we were about to be shot heavenward, or in my case, to the river Styx. Massive lava boulders the size of Cadillacs/Rhode Island/Roseanne flew straight up over our heads. They seemed to hover in mid-air for a moment and then, throttled by gravity, came crashing back, falling not only into the boiling cauldron but also landing all about us as we lay quivering on the edge. No sooner did we retrieve our mercury amalgam than it exploded... again! We flew/scurried/cart-wheeled down the mountainside as fast as 40 pounds of goosebumps clinging to our carcasses would allow. While stumbling down the slope, dodging the meteor shower, we vowed to never return. The next night, I went back up. I had been innocently bottling my sweat for use as adrenaline, when I was notified that a Japanese tourist was tempting Yasr and losing. I jumped in the Land Rover and flew across the moonscape lava field. Indeed, a young Japanese woman had hired two local guides to take her to this remarkable rent in the earths mantle. An explosion occurred at dusk, spewing dozens of boulders. As one menacing rock came hurtling through the night, one of the guides spotted it at the last moment and dived out of the way. The rock struck the other guide in the chest with incredible force. The rock broke and a second piece struck the tourist. Both died instantly. It was in the wake of this tragedy that I witnessed a remarkable type of compassion, the impact of which remains with me today. It is the compassion of staying. It means giving the comforting gift of ones presence in difficult times. As I undertook the task of trying to arrange for this womans return to Japan, I placed her body in the room we used to store medicines. Not once, during the next three days, was she ever left unattended. The primitive Tannese women remained at her side until she was loaded onto the Twin Otter. Not for a moment did they let her out of their sight. They wanted her to know that she would not suffer alone. These people know very little about civilized society. These are the same people who revere the elderly. They dont have any nursing homes on Tanna. When an older patient is admitted to our simple hospital, an entire village actually stays with them until they get better or pass on. Making rounds was a confusing time for me, as it was difficult to determine which of the five people on he bed or the four underneath it was the actual patient. They came, they cooked, they stayed for weeks, if necessary. They genuinely cared. On Tanna, men hold hands, girls sing, boys sing. Community means being there. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. Free Community Health Seminar Dr. David S. Harris and Specialists in Urology, recognized as leaders in the treatment of common mens health conditions such as Enlarged Prostate (BPH), Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Male Urinary Incontinence, will be offering a free community health seminar on Saturday, June 16. The presentation will feature information on advancements in the treatment options for these common conditions that affect over 30 million American men. Typically, 80 percent of Erectile Dysfunction cases have an underlying physical cause, including diabetes, hypertension or as a result of prostate surgery. Perhaps more importantly, many times these conditions can be the lead indicator of more serious and debilitating medical conditions (heart disease, stroke, etc). The presentation on BPH, ED and Male Urinary Incontinence will be held at 9 a.m. at Specialists In Urology, located at 4571 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. To reserve your space at this free seminar, call 866-233-9368. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am in a job where I dont feel supported. I feel I go above and beyond and just when I feel like I have been productive, the company wants more out of me. How can I get them to support my work more?A: A substantial part of a satisfying life is the presence of healthy and meaningful relationships with others in and out of work. Our work is an extension of who we are and we spend a lot of hours working. Too often, we find ourselves spending time with people who do not support us, or even worse, they are energy vampires... very draining. Think of someone whom you work with and ask yourself the following questions: When I am with my colleagues, do I feel accepted for who I truly am? Am I working with integris people? Am I criticized or judged? How do I really feel around these people? Are their values aligned with mine? Am I getting as much energy in return for the work I am putting out? Am I able to tell them how I really feel? See if you can identify the specifics that drain you and make a commitment to change them. Meet with the people you work with and express your concerns with graciousness. Tell them truthfully your feelings continued on page 55 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Remind yourself that you deserve healthy, productive relationships in your work setting and in order for you to make a full, healthy contribution to others, you need to feel supported and valued. There needs to be a give-and-take of energy and a healthy, realistic expectation for growth and productivity to occur. From page 51Business Ethics AwardRoepstorff received the honorary lifetime membership based on her long-standing support and adherence to the mission of the Uncommon Friends Foundation, especially in the support of character education. In addition, scholarships were presented to 16 students and four teachers were recognized for their creation of smart-board presentations of the foundations character education curriculums. Previous business ethics award recipients include HomeBanc Mortgage Corp., WilsonMiller, Inc., Bonita Bay Group, Shell Point Retirement Community, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., and Conditioned Air. Previous honorary life memberships have been presented to Jim and Ellie Newton, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Porter Goss, Berne Davis, Walter Cronkite, Fran Myers and other area notables. For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends,org. Free Prostate SeminarOn Saturday, June 16, Dr. David S. Harris and Specialists in Urology, recognized as leaders in the treatment of common Mens Health conditions such as Enlarged Prostate (BPH), Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Male Incontinence, will be offering a free community health seminar. The presentation will feature information on advancements in the treatment options for these common conditions that affect over 30 million American men. Typically, 80 percent of Erectile Dysfunction cases have an underlying physical cause, including diabetes, hypertension or as a result of prostate surgery. Perhaps more importantly, many times these conditions can be the lead indicator of more serious and debilitating medical conditions (heart disease, stroke, etc). The presentation on Enlarged Prostate (BPH), ED and Male Urinary Incontinence will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 9 a.m. at Specialists in Urology, located at 4571 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. To reserve your space at this free seminar, call 866-233-9368. Local Boy Returns Home After Life-Saving TransplantChristian Hannett was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) days before his fifth birthday in September 2011. MLD is a 1 in a 100,000 rare genetic disorder that causes the white matter in the brain myelin to disappear. On October 27, 2011, the doctors at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina performed a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Christian was in the Bone Marrow Unit at Duke University Medical Center from October 2011 to February 2012, when he was released to a nearby apartment in Durham where he remains until his return home to Florida on June 13. The transplant saved Christians life but because of the MLD his functionality is impaired and will be embarking on a life-long journey to improve his functionality. A party to celebrate Christians return is being held on June 16 at his home in Naples. Christians family lived in Fort Myers for most of their own and Christians lives, moving to Naples last year. An estimated $100,000 is being raised by Fort Myers and Naples volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses. Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Mary Jo Howard at 770-4619 or email@example.com. Donations may be mailed to the Childrens Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with In Honor of Christian H written on the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www. COTAforChristianH.com. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Alzheimers Resource Center Has RelocatedThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center has relocated to Brantley Court Professional Office Center in Fort Myers. The new office, at 12468 Brantley Commons Court, is located northeast of the Summerlin Boulevard-College Parkway intersection, a few miles south of the agencys former location. The new location provides space for support group meetings and offices for counseling, crisis-intervention, and information and referral services. Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner organization, was established in 1995 and offers educational, informational and supportive resources to caregivers, families and those dealing with Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. The centers staff also works with area physicians and health care providers, assisted living organizations and other groups and professionals assisting those with dementia. For more information, visit www. alzheimersswfl.org or call 437-3007. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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58 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY LAWN MAINTENAN C E IMPA C T WIND O W S & D OO R S / G LA SS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: email@example.comLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows Plus CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395email@example.com ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate recognized their top producers for the month of May. Top Listing Producer Individual or Partners: John and Denice Beggs Top Listing Producers Team: McMurray & Nette Top Sales Producer Individual or Partners: John and Denice Beggs Top Sales Producers Team: Burns Family Team. John and Denice Beggs Burns Family Team Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette Top ProducersSusan McCallion was Pfeifer Realty Groups top listing agent for the month of May and Sabina Carsten was the top sales agent for the groups real estate team. Sabina Carsten Susan McCallion Mike Newes Pat Messerich Phaidra McDermott Mary and Fred Bondurant Top SalesJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate announced their top sales producers for the month of May. Top Pending Sales: Mike Newes and Pat Messerich. Top Marketing Associates: Mary and Fred Bondurant. Top Closed Sales: Phaidra McDermott. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 57 answer on page 5759 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121 LAWN MAINTENAN C E TREE & LAWN C ARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 CO NTRA C T O R G Ibtnf Pr Ibtnf Pr Mrr Sb Mrr SbRr Cbtr Dr Pbb Dtn Prb CbbGf Df GbSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON60 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15 2012 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEMUSIC 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 email@example.comRR 6/15 PC 6/15 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 4/6 NC TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN 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 email@example.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 NS 6/1 NC 6/15 SPORTS MINDEDNew Expansion in Southwest Florida. Seeking outgoing, motivated individuals with 6 to 10 hours/week. Will train. Ref:1099. P/T and F/T opportunities available. Call Lauren @ 239-314-0233NS 6/8 CC 6/29 RS 6/8 NC 6/29HELP WANTEDLooking for person, pump gas, change tires, change oil, use computer to rent cars, drive wrecker. Fax resume to 239472-1878, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 239-289-2385, or stop in at Island B.P. RS 6/8 CC 6/22 HELP WANTEDFT Mechanic, knowledgeable in foreign and domestic cars, should have own hand tools. Customer oriented, work in an island atmosphere. Fax resume to 239-472-1878, e-mail email@example.com, call 239289-2385, or stop in at Island B.P. RS 6/8 CC 6/22
COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED TO BUY FOR SALEW CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 61 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2012 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.orgLIME 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 6/8 CC 6/29 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 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 239-579-0511 RR 6/1 CC 6/29 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. 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. ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, BrokerMaking Islanders out of ordinary citizens for over 35 years. Sanibelannualrentals.com RS 6/8 BM TFN CAPTIVA GUEST HOUSEOne bedroom includes washer dryer, wonderful sun deck with a canoe/kayak rack. Easy walk to the beach. Lightly furnished. $1,500 a month plus half electric. Call after 5 pm 239-395-3264 or 239-247-3879.NS 6/8 CC 6/29 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN PRETTIEST RENTAL ON SANIBELFlowers/Pond/3 acres/Next to Sanctuary/ Boat Launch/2 BR/2 BA/Storage galore/ separate of ce/no smoking/pets OK. $1700 Mo + utilities 239/472-0297 RS 6/15 CC 6/15 1/2 DUPLEX IN THE DUNES Overlooks golf course to lake. 3 bedroom/2 bath/includes all appliances/ unfurnished/no smoking. $1,700 mo + utilities. 215-840-9802 NS 6/8 CC 6/22 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/15 CC 7/6 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 6/8 BM 6/29 FURNITURE FOR SALE Living Room Set: Like new Tommy Bahama style couch, chair and glass coffee table, color is sea grass (Light greenish yellow) Call 617-842-4729 Best offer.RS 6/15 CC 6/15 ANNUAL RENTAL OR OWNER FINANCING WANTEDLooking to relocate to Sanibel Island ASAP. Need 3-4 bedroom home. We live in NJ and want to make this move. If you have a nice clean home and will hold a mortgage we are the family for you or a long term lease will be great. Please contact Joe Dieckman 609-618-2739. NS 6/15 CC 7/6 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALE647 Rabbit Road, Sanibel Saturday and Sunday June 16 & 17 9AM to 2PM Tools, Kitchenwares, Handbags, Electronics, Furniture, Gift items, Books, many new items and much more. No early birds, please.NS 6/15 CC 6/15 GARAGE SALESaturday/Sunday 06/16-06/17 at 1824 Farm Trail. Adirondack and rattan furnitures, inch at screen TV, washer/dryer,infrared gas grill,thomas trains wooden table. Call for details 239-579-0420. No ChecksNS 6/15 CC 6/15 GARAGE SALEHousehold/Deco items, Baby Stroller, Cot, Carseat and more. Lots of Guys Stuff Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd 10 to 3 3061 Poinciana Cir. SanibelNS 6/15 CC 6/15 NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands1640 Periwinkle Way Sanibel To have To have your picture your picture in the paper in the paper bring bring rare shell rare shell nds to the nds to the Shelling Shelling Sanibel? Sanibel?
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 15, 201262 My name is Pink (ID #529474) and I am a 5-year-old female black and white lab/pit bull mix. I am one of the happiest dogs you will ever meet. Im only sad when I think about not having a real home. I love to play in the yard and to go on walks around the shelter in the mornings. My favorite part of the walk is rolling in the grass on the way back. I would love to be part of your family so we could go on long walks and do lots of fun things as a family. Now is the best time to adopt me, because my adoption fee is free (regularly $75) during Animal Services Construction Special. My name is Cleopatra (ID #534901) and I am a 7-year-old female gray domestic short hair. Maybe I was named after Cleopatra because of my regal appearance. I have a gorgeous gray coat and stunning gold eyes. But dont think Im an uppity kitty just because Im beautiful. I have lots of affection to give and would love to find my forever home with someone special. Dont miss this great opportunity to make me part of your family. My adoption fee is free (regularly $50) during Animal Services Construction Special. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Cleopatra ID# 534901 Pink ID# 529474 photos by squaredogphoto.com F.I.S.H. Needs Items For The Food PantryFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel still needs your help to restock their food pantry. They are in need of food, cleaning and paper products. Because their demand for food and other items continues to grow, 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 would be most grateful. Items can be dropped off at the FISH Walk-In Center at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B on Sanibel (next to Pfeifer Realty Group) open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, or at Baileys General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. FISH can also be contacted at 472-4775.
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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 Captiva-Gated Tarpon Bay Gulf-to-Bay Exclusive Development Mediterranean Style-Separate Guest Pod Boat Dockage & Beach Frontage Tropical Style Pool with Waterfall $3,495,000 MLS 2120177 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 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 Private Backyard Oasis Sanibel 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Large Canal, Gulf Access Immaculately Maintained Private with Lush Vegetation $1,100,000 MLS 2110750 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302 Gulf to Bay Beach House 5BD/6.5BA with Deep Water Dock Relaxed Balance of Indoor/Outdoor Living Open Design and Breathtaking Vistas Multi-Level Lanais, Pool & Spa $7,995,000 MLS 2801546 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Mediterranean Beauty on Captiva Castello del Oceano 6 Bedroom, 6 Bath on Andy Rosse Ln Private, Tropical Courtyard & Pool Exquisitely Furnished and Finished $1,999,000 MLS 2110562 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Exclusive Private Gated Community 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms East End, Gulf-Front Luxury Private Pool and Spa Multiple Balconies/Breathtaking Views $1,950,000 MLS 2111063 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sea Pines Townhome Rarely Available 3BD/3BA Serene Natural Setting-Nestled in Pines Gorgeous River Views Floating Dock, Multiple Porches $579,000 MLS 2120012 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Sanibel Cottage Home 2BD/2BA, Furnished! Community Pool & Tennis & Private Virtual Tour: www.MarthasLane.com Large, Screened Porch with Sanctuary Views $459,000 MLS 2120480 Bob Radigan 239.691.6240 True Captains Home 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Direct Access on Very Large Lot 160 Sea Wall Canal Frontage Dock Accommodates Multiple Boats $1,195,000 MLS 2111003 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Gracious Del Sega Home Spanish In uenced 3BD/2.5BA Bud Lawrence Design Well Appointed Kitchen Private, yet Steps to Blind Pass $725,000 MLS 2120416 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302 Olde Florida Style Triplex 5BD/3BA with Updated Interior Use of Holiday Inn Amenities Located on Grounds of Sanibel Surfside Just Steps to Beach $475,000 MLS 2110097 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Special & Private Beach Front Home 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms 200 of Beach Frontage in Gated Community Gorgeous Setting on Over 5 Acres Private Elevator, Dumbwaiter, Security System $3,750,000 MLS 2100959 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Captiva Hide-A-Way Captiva Intimate 8-Unit Complex Corner Haven with Gulf Access 2 Bedrooms, 2-baths Views of Pine Island Sound $649,000 MLS 2900694 John and Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Pet Friendly For Owners 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Fully Furnished on Beach Close to All Amenities Beautifully Updated Throughout $492,500 MLS 2111123 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Little Lake Murex 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms Gorgeous Lake Views Elevated Pool Area Covered Lanai Vaulted Ceilings, New Impact Windows $629,000 MLS 2111114 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Beachcomber Sanibel Encompasses One Entire Floor 2,120 S.F. of Living Expansive Gulf of Mexico Views Offered Fully Furnished $1,099,000 MLS 2120224 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShell.com NEW PRICE NEW PRICEISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201264