Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 06-29-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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JUNE/JULY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:38 8:25 6:39 8:25 6:39 8:25 6:40 8:25 6:40 8:25 6:40 8:25 6:41 8:25 VOL. 20, NO. 1 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JUNE 29, 2012 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Fourth Of July Celebration Sunset at Redfish Pass on Captiva Cruises Lady ChadwickFourth Of July Celebrations On Sanibel & BeyondLee County will again offer numerous family-friendly events in honor of Independence Day, both here on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva and beyond. Here is a lineup of local Fourth of Julyrelated events and activities: Sanibel & Captiva Islands The annual Sanibel Independence Day Celebration starts at 9:30 a.m. with a parade beginning at Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle Way (Baileys Center) ending at Periwinkle and Casa Ybel Road (Jerrys Center). This years parade theme is Sanibel Island Is #1. Bailey General Stores 4th of July Backyard Barbecue will take place immediately after the parade, featuring live music, beer, hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork and other foods from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baileys is located at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. Jerrys Market will also put on a postparade celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be free snow cones, hot dogs and soda, water slides, a dunk tank, bounce house and face painting. Donations will be accepted for The Boy Scouts of America. Jerrys is located at 1700 Periwinkle Way, near the end of the parade route. The 33rd annual Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Clubs 4th of July Road Rally starts at noon from The Timbers parking lot, 703 Tarpon Bay Road. The theme is Rallying For Island Youth. Registration is a $35 donation per vehicle. Visitors are welcome to participate. Entry forms for the Road Rally are available at Baileys General Store, Sanibel Caf, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, at the starting line or online at www. sancapoptimist.org. The top rally finishers and the best decorated vehicle will receive 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. Sanibel Islands annual fireworks display will be held at dusk at the end of Bailey Road. The display can be seen from the causeway islands, where free parking is available. For more information, call 4721080 or go to www.sanibel-captiva.org. The Sanibel fireworks display is also visible from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, which is having a July 4th celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Its open to the continued on page 4


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3 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012 33rd Annual Optimist Club Fourth Of July Road RallyThe 2012 Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club Road Rally starts after the Independence Day parade on Wednesday, July 4 at noon in the Timbers Restaurant parking lot. Get your team together and pick up registration forms now at Baileys General Store, the Sanibel Caf, the Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank, in this newspaper or before noon at the Timbers starting line. Forms are also available online at www.sancapoptimist.org. Registration is $35 donation per vehicle. Visitors are welcome. This years theme is We Rally 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. See if you can beat the Rally Masters. 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 Optimist Club, P.O. Box 1370, Sanibel, FL 33957. Donations are tax deductible; the San-Cap Optimist Club is a 501(c)3 organization helping kids. American Legion Post 123 NewsThis Sunday, July 1, come to the American Legion Post 123 for a spaghetti and meatballs dinner served all day long. The following Sunday, July 8, enjoy BBQ ribs and chicken from 1 to 8 p.m. 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 both matches was Dennis Bender, while Jack Dalton was the runner-up in both matches. 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.continued on page 11 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. (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.netSanibel Beauty Salon Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!


ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 20124 From page 1Fourth Of July Celebrationspublic. There will be childrens games and contests including a putting competition and a pool party. Food and beverages will be available including a pig roast, grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken cotton candy and ice cream. Parking is $5. The Dunes is located at 949 Sand Castle Road. Call 472-3355 for more information. Captiva Cruises will have a Sunset Fireworks Cruise aboard the Lady Chadwick from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on July 4. Danny Morgan will be performing on board. Call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300 for reservations Fort Myers The 4th of July Freedom Fest in downtowns historic River District features a huge fireworks display and additional activities. The block party event runs Wednesday from 2 p.m. to midnight, with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Last year, the event included music on six stages, carnival games and a childrens amusement area with a rock climbing wall, a bungee jump, games and bounce houses. The event is free with prefered seating available for an additional fee. For more information, email info@ riverdistrictevents.com. Fort Myers Beach The bridge will close at 9:30 a.m. in preparation for the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. The parade will begin at Bay Road by the Fort Myers Beach Public Library and finish at the bridge. It will last for about 90 minutes and the bridge will reopen at noon. It is recommended that you be over the bridge by 9 a.m. to give yourself time to find parking. For those coming from the south, be aware that it will be impossible to go farther north than Bay Road for the duration of the parade. The fireworks will commence from the pier at dusk. The bridge will close just prior to the commencement of the fireworks and remain closed during the show which will last for 30 to 45 minutes. After the fireworks, all four lanes of the bridge will be open for traffic leaving the island in order to get as many cars off as quickly as possible. Please keep this in mind if you will be returning to island during this time. LeeTran will extend trolley operating hours on Wednesday, July 4 for the towns Independence Day fireworks show. Trolley service for the day is available from 6:45 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. A LeeTran trolley will run from Summerlin Square to Bowditch Park every 40 minutes from 7 a.m. until 11:55 p.m. A separate trolley route from Bowditch Park to Lovers Key State Park will run every 30 minutes from 6:45 a.m. until 11:40 p.m. For passengers coming from the mainland, parking at Summerlin Square is free. Regular trolley fare is 50 cents, and an unlimited All-Day Trolley Pass can be purchased from the driver for $1.50. Exact change is required. For more information, go to www. fortmyersbeachchamber.org. Cape Coral Red, White & Boom gets under way at 4 p.m. when the Cape Coral Bridge and Cape Coral Parkway are shut down between the bridge and Del Prado Boulevard. Music on two stages sparks a street party that more than 50,000 people are expected to attend. Four bands perform, a kids carnival keeps the little ones happy and vendors sell food and beer. At dusk, watch the spangled fireworks over the river from land or boat. For more information, go to www. capecoralchamber.com. There are several spectacular fireworks shows in Lee County from which to choose Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel(at the East End)395-3455 Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544 14K and 18K Platinum Sterling Silver Watch Batteries and Bands Buying Gold Repairs Done on Premises Unique Clothing Unique Clothing & Accessories & Accessoriesfor theISLAND GIRLandISLAND WOMANFeaturing Lisette Pant-alon Joseph Ribkoff Berek, Painted Pony & Much More Custom Design Custom Design Week of July 4th Sale 20% OFF Entire PurchaseWith this ad. Excludes Sale Items. On Sanibel For Over 20 Years! Week of July 4th Sale 20% OFF Entire PurchaseWith this ad. Excludes Sale Items.


5 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 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 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. Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Earns Top Rating On Travel WebsiteTripAdvisor, the worlds largest travel site for traveler feedback, has recognized the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village for earning exceptional traveler ratings over the past year. The Certificate of Excellence Award is given only to places that consistently achieve outstanding reviews from visitors. To qualify, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers. The volume of reviews also factors into qualifying for the award. With a rating of 4.5, Sanibel Historical Museum & Village has earned a place among the very best, Christine Petersen, TripAdvisors president for business, wrote when informing the village of the award. This award, which is given only to the most exceptional performers in TripAdvisors global business community, is a significant achievement deserving of recognition. One five-star review on the TripAdvisor site, posted by visitors from Alabama, said, We love Sanibel so much we had to learn more about the history of the island and its settlers! Wonderful ladies met us at the door and were full of info and advice on touring the village. Great setup and very educational! Loved it! For those visiting Sanibel, its usually about the beaches, shelling, and great restaurants, wrote another reviewer from New York. Having loved Sanibel for many years, it was a delight to do something different and visit this well-maintained and interesting museum. The history of Sanibel is fascinating, and surprising in some ways. The docents were knowledgeable, and helped me see a different view of Sanibel -really interesting!! The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). It closes on August 5 and will reopen on November 7 Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $5 for adults 18 and over. Members and children under 18 are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours. See artifacts from Sanibels past in the Sanibel Historical Village, like this desk in the Old Bailey Store where founder Frank Bailey ran the business and gathering place from 1926 to 1966 Book Signing At Historical VillageOn Friday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., author Jeri Magg will be at the Old Bailey Store at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village to sign copies of her book, Historic Sanibel & Captiva Islands: Tales of Paradise. Magg, a freelance writer for more than 20 years, moved to Sanibel in 1980 and is a long-time volunteer at the museum. After 30 years of listening to too many stories to count, many told by Sanibels original pioneers or their descendants, Magg compiled the tales, along with a site map included in the book, to share the islands history with others. Photographer Manfred Strobel, also a museum volunteer, took the pictures for the book. The book sells for $21.25 (including tax) in the museums Old Bailey Store. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). It closes on August 5 and will reopen on November 7 Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $5 for adults 18 and over; members and children under 18 are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours. Author Jeri Magg with photographer Manfred Strobel, both long-time volunteers at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village


6 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012 Commission Close To End Of Plan Reviewby Anne MitchellThe Sanibel Planning Commission is nearing the end of its monthslong deliberations to evaluate and appraise the Sanibel Plan. The state requires the so-called EAR report from all municipalities every seven years to determine whether amendments are necessary to reflect changes in state requirements. Also, changes occur within each city or county, such as population shifts, visitor numbers, the economy and development, that have to be taken into consideration. The result is that the seven-member planning commission has been going through the plan with a fine tooth comb before sending the amendments on to the city council. Planning Department director Jim Jordan told the commission on Tuesday, We are almost at the end of the review process for the planning commission. He asked board members to let him know about dates they will be on vacation to be sure that lack of a quorum doesnt slow down the process. Commissioners Tom Krekel and Phillip Marks were absent for Tuesdays meeting. Ken Pfalzer, a consultant for the city who has been working on the EAR, took the commissioners through a complex report and matrix showing suggested amendments and deletions. According to the report, the city council reviewed service standards last year and retained the current level. Services reviewed include drainage systems, roads, libraries, schools, fire stations and water supply. No changes were necessary regarding solid waste disposal and recreation facilities such as playgrounds. A population projection indicates little change in the next 10 years. Sanibel currently has a population of 6,470, which could increase to between 6,700 and 6,900 in 2022. Thats based on data from University of Florida Warrington College of Business Administration, the Bureau of Edonomics and Business Research (April 2011) and the Sanibel Planning Department. The seasonal population could increase from 11,730 in 2011 to about 12,120 in 2022. On the topic of future land use, changes reflect factors such as acquisitions by Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation that removed land from the commercial sector and placed it under conservation lands. Only about 35,000 square feet of commercial remains to be developed, based on the Commercial District Map. The capital improvements segment notes that Sanibel has essentially reached build-out and is in a redevelopment phase, with over 92 percent of the dwelling units permitted having already been built. However, the report notes that about 540 homes could still be constructed on existing lots within existing developments. Still left to be reviewed are housing and official maps of the city. Jordan said the commission will resume the review at their July 10 meeting. INSIDE CITY HALL Storm Sends City Workers HomeOn Monday, the City of Sanibel released all non-essential employees from their duties as of 2:15 p.m. due to anticipated high-tide conditions at the Sanibel Causeway resulting from Tropical Storm Debby. City officials said high tide would occur at approximately 4:30 p.m. Also closed were the Sanibel Public Library and the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife Drive was also and the citys recreation center was closed at 5:30 p.m. on Monday. On Monday afternoon, traffic heading off-island encountered high winds and waves which crashed over the walls along the Sanibel Causeway photos by Jeff Lysiak Signs of Tropical Storm Debby were present at Blind Pass last week 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. 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7 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012 Vote By Mail Option OfferedPlan now to take advantage of the opportunity to Vote By Mail in both the August 14 primary election and November 6 general election. Florida is one of only a few states that offer voting by mail. Vote By Mail continues to grow in popularity because of the convenience. Lee and Collier county residents are encouraged to contact the Supervisor of Elections office to request ballots for both elections. Then, sit back, relax and place your vote in the comfort of your own home or office. No voting machines to stress you out and you can take all the time you need to read the ballot and cast your votes. A request to receive an absentee ballot by mail must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 5 p.m. on the sixth day before the election. Your ballot must be returned by no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day if the voted ballot is to count. In Lee County, visit www.leeelections. com, click on the forms tab at the top or call 533-8683 to request a ballot. You may also write to Supervisor of Elections, P.O. Box 2545, Fort Myers, FL 33902. In Collier County, visit www.colliervotes.com, click on the Vote By Mail box at the top center or call 252-8450 to request a ballot. You may also write to Supervisor of Elections, 3295 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, FL 34112. Written requests for Collier County ballots require full name, legal residence address, date of birth and signature. Written requests for Lee County also require a drivers license number or last four digits of your social security number and a phone number. Follow the Postal Service on www. twitter.com/USPS and at www.facebook. com/USPS. Republican Women To Host LuncheonThe next luncheon meeting of the Lee Republican Women Federated will be held on Monday July 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m., with lunch and the program to follow Speakers will include candidates for Florida House of Representative District 78 Heather Fitzenhagen and Jonathan Martin, Lee County Commissioner Candidates for District 3 Ray Judah and Larry Kiker, and Florida Senate District 30 Candidate Lizbeth Benacquisto. Cost to attend the luncheon is $16 per person all inclusive. To make reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com for more information. HAIR AND NAILS2340 Periwinkle Way Ste D1 395-3800HAIR COLOR EXPERTS ON SANIBELwww.TribecaSalonSanibel.com Olde Sanibel Shoppes next to Over Easy Cafe Open 7 Days suncatchersdream.com Made with pride in America using the finest materials from around the world & compatible with all major bead bracelets. JULY 3-6 ONLY BUY 4 BEADS GET A FREE BRACELET ____BUY 3 BEADS GET THE 4th BEAD FREE ____ FREE SANIBEL BEAD WHEN YOU SPEND $75 OR MORE**See store associate for details. Limit of one offer per purchase. BIG SALECOMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands BIRKENSTOCK MEPHISTO ECCO 15%-75% OFFStarts Saturday, June 30th at 10 a.m. SiblIldPiiklW BI R


ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 20128 Morning Meander At Lakes ParkMorning Meander at Lakes Regional Park, a free nature walk with a bird patrol guide, will be offered on Saturday, July 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Participants should arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Admission is free with paid parking ($1 per hour or $5 for all day). Lakes Regional Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Meet at Shelter A7. Enter the Lakes Park main gate from Gladiolus and turn right. Drive to end of road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the train station.For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576, or visit www.birdpatrol. org. Killdeer Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. & GladiolusFurniture Clothing Housewares Art/Antiques Appliances Building Supplies Collectibles225-6529Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9amto4pm 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908 CELEBRATIONANNIVERSARY 1Year 20%OffALL CLOTHINGDuring JulyAnniversary Celebration SALETo Thank our Customers Community T hrift StoreCommunityThrift Stor e 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


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ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201210 BENEFIT BREAKFAST FOR SUMMIT CHRISTIAN PRE-SCHOOL ON SANIBELWednesday, July 4th 7 a.m. 9 a.m. Sanibel Community Church 1740 Periwinkle Way (Next to Jerrys) All You Can Eat Pancakes and Sausage/Bacon Healthy Start Yogurt and Fresh Fruit Florida Orange Juice Fresh Coffee Great Free Parking for the Independence Day Parade A Love Offering Receptacle will be available for the Breakfast, with all Proceeds going to the Summit Christian Pre-School on Sanibel Scholarship Fund. Due to the Parade, Periwinkle Way will be closed at 9:00 a.m. and the Church Parking Lot cannot be exited until the conclusion of the parade when Periwinkle is reopened. Due to the activities at Jerrys Shopping Center, we recommend parking at Bank of the Islands parking lot during the closure of Periwinkle Way. Pancake Breakfast! 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 Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Horse Shop 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 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-472-0177 or adsilby@gmail.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 22, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:7:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Worship Services: Sunday 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, and 10 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Friday at 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. at 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days please call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys, 472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-6thgr.) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 1st Wednesdays of the month 6 p.m., Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. Morning Prayer: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email ryi139@aol.com.


From page 3American LegionStop in and check out the daily special. 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. 11 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012 WADE K. COOPERWade K. Cooper, 57, died suddenly on June 19, 2012. He will missed by his sons Charles and Robert, who both attended The Sanibel School and Fort Myers High School and are also associated with The Dining Guide. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 2 at 10 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for the boys to the Wade Cooper Family Fund at Florida Gulf Bank, 9101 College Pointe Court, Fort Myers, FL 33919. OBITUARY Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island See you at the Fourth of July Parade


ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201212 FISH Needs To Fill Their Food Pantry Food pantry at the FISH Walk-In Center Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way239-472-3003 50% 50% to 75% 75% SALE STARTS FRIDAY, JUNE 29th SALE STARTS FRIDAY, JUNE 29thHours: Monday thru Saturday 10-5 Closed Sundays Closed July 4th Holiday END OF SEASON SALE END OF SEASON SALESAVESALEOff Original Price On SALE ITEMS ONLY SALE ITEMS ONLY Sanibel FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel still needs the communitys ongoing support to help them restock their food pantry. They are beginning to run low on supplies for the summer and could use help with restocking the food, cleaning and paper products. In particular, FISH 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, FISH would be most grateful. They 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 or Baileys General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way. Call FISH at 4724775 for more information. Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Managed by Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle way Find Your Forever Friend Find Your Forever Friend 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 Pets on the PorchTahitian GardensJuly 7th, 11a.m. 2 p.m. Donations for GCHS accepted Donations for GCHS accepted Sidewalk Sale Sidewalk Sale July 3 July 3 rd rd 4 4 th th & 5 & 5 th th


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ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201214 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellRotarians seem to do a lot of traveling. Sometimes for pure decadent pleasure and sometimes for the pleasure of discovery and learning. Recently, club member Alex Werner and his wife, Karen, took a National Geographic Expeditions U.S.-licensed tour of Cuba. Policy changes by President Obama expanded specialized travel opportunities to Cuba by reinstating people-to-people licenses. The peopleto-people license requires programs to have a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities that will result in meaningful interaction between the travelers and individuals in Cuba. Werner has a major passion for history, and within the framework of history comes his interest and curiosity in a personal discovery of knowledge regarding Cuba.Werners travel group arrived at a small two plane-in, two plane-out airport. Welcome to Cuba! Although they stayed at well-appointed hotels and had official guides on their trip, the group got to explore and talk with many Cubans throughout their 10 days in the island nation. Day tours and talks took them to many parts of the country and a remarkable array of activities brought them into connect with the locals. Impressive architectural buildings presented a wonderful backdrop for their visit but the buildings are only facades and are still awaiting structural repair after many years of decay. Alex commented that many areas they visited are extremely quaint with clean streets and small individual houses. Modern household appliances are not available, so hanging wash is a common sight drying in the tropical air. Cubans are warm and friendly by nature and their government policies have not changed that. Werner found that Cubans have extreme pride in themselves and their country.Werners talk last Friday started with some descriptive background. The country of Cuba consists of the main island and numerous smaller islands, islets and cays. Although most of the island is flat and rolling, it is mountainous in the southeast and reminded Alex of New Yorks Catskill region. Cuba is only a short 90 miles north away from the United States so close, but so far away in many ways. Today, Cubas population is somewhere around 11.5 million, with landform approximately the size of Florida. A very prideful Cuba is taking baby steps toward opening their shores once again to other countries but mindful of a past that has kept it isolated, mostly using that isolation now as a badge of honor. Werner gave Rotarians a brief history lesson on Cubas fascinating past and then went on to comment about Cuba today. In his usual informal speaking style, he explained, Universal healthcare is working extremely well in Cuba, the system covers everyone from the womb to the tomb. There are medical clinics in every village and a med-vac system is in place for serious medical needs available in the larger cities. The Cuban government provides education for every child; primary education lasts for six years. Secondary education is divided into basic secondary education and pre-university secondary education. The curriculum in primary and secondary schools is based upon principles of hard work, selfdiscipline and love of country. At the end of basic secondary education, pupils can choose between pre-university education and technical and professional education. Realizing that there is a lack of professional jobs in Cuba, the government is now loosening government controls on owning your own business and allowing the opening of private restaurants. Cultural exchanges are also encouraged in the creative arts. Today, many Cuban classical musicians and singers tour the world. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, its main financial benefactor, Cuba has had to rely mostly on its own limited resources. It has embraced organic farming and low-energy agriculture because it cant afford to do anything else. Land conservation is of primary concern for the government. The country has set aside vast areas of land for government protection. More than 20 percent of Cubas land is under some form of government protection. The islands wetlands have been largely shielded from pesticide runoff that has destroyed similar areas in other countries. The coral reefs are pristine because of this lack of pesticide runoff.Whether self-effected or imposed by other governments, Cuba has become a somewhat self-reliant country because of isolation. Past experience with unreliable foreign government agreements and corrupt business influences, along with political disagreements, have left Cubans cautious of opening up their country to outsiders. What lies in the future for Cuba is still unknown there is no government succession plan in place after the Castro brothers no longer control the government. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning at The Bistro at Beachview. Come join us at one of our meetings. Guests are always welcomed. Alex Werner 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. 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15 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012 Things That Go Blink In The Darksubmitted by J. Bruce Neill, Ph.D.Last week at Sanibel Sea School, we celebrated the light produced by living things: bioluminescence. That celebration mandated that we spend a lot of time in the dark. To cast a veil of darkness, we blocked out the windows of the school and every morning we had our daily circle time in pitch-black dark. Staff members used glow-in-the-dark paints to adorn the ceiling with glowing creatures and we spent time every morning in the dark, imagining we were in the dark ocean enjoying a living overhead light show. And, as it turns out, a lot of the ocean is permanently dark. The average depth of the ocean on our planet is 5,000 feet. The portion of the ocean that sunlight penetrates is known as the photic zone. In the open ocean, the photic zone is typically limited to the upper 600 feet. That leaves the remaining 4,400 feet of the ocean in utter, permanent darkness. Thats a lot of opportunity for living things to utilize the light from biochemical reactions for communication, camouflage and prey location. We didnt get to visit this deep, dark zone of the ocean, but we did go for a night snorkel in the Gulf. There, we found sea anemones, sea stars and many living, active nocturnal mollusks. There is something both creepy and exhilarating about snorkeling in the dark. In the daylight, we made some fantastic paper models of deep-sea fish that use bioluminescence to lure smaller fish within gulping distance. We also made glow-inthe-dark boxes that held secret messages and images, only visible in the darkness. And, of course, we spent lots of time in the water. We canoed from the Causeway Islands, snorkeled seagrass beds, seined for fish, built giant squid sand sculptures and played a Find The Glowing Clue underwater game. In keeping with our summer camp tradition, we spent a lot of time every day on a surfboard, which culminates each Friday with the epic, all-camp paddle races. This week, team Green Glowfish took the coveted Golden Coconut prize. At Sanibel Sea School, we always strive to make each week better than the last; by all estimation, we hit the mark with Glow Week. Now, our challenge is to make next week Calusa Week even better than that. Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization looking to create a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean. Our mission is to improve the oceans future, one person at a time. Please enjoy our offerings and join the Ocean Tribe at www.sanibelseaschool.org or stop by our Sanibel location. Metin Basturk working hard on a surfboard The Green Glowfish team won the Golden Coconut Award for surf paddling this week Claire and Brenna Cohen enjoy a motherdaughter moment during night snorkeling ursday, June 28th ursday, July 5thup to 50% OFF Select Merchandiseand bring this coupon for an additional 30% OFF All Clothing


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Palm Ridge RoadPeriwinkle WayW EHungry Heron Across from CVS Birds Eye ViewWhen Alligators Are Dangerousby Mark Bird WestallWhen I first moved down to Sanibel, the old Florida crackers that I talked to told me that when they were kids, the best swimming holes were the alligator holes. Now, having had very little experience with gators when I was growing up in Indiana (except through Tarzan movies), when I heard this I can remember thinking, Wont see this child being so foolish! But the people who grew up with gators had a different history with the alligator than the newcomers coming down from up north. The old-timers realized that alligators didnt actively stalk and hunt humans and as long as they followed a few simple rules people and alligators could easily co-exist. The natural times you had to be careful was in the spring at the beginning of mating season, when the gators were on the move looking for potential mates and, particularly, the big males would be defending their territories from intruding males. You dont want to go swimming with a big bull gator when he might mistake you for a smaller male wanting to steal his mate! But the most dangerous time to be around an alligator was later in the summer, when there was a female gator guarding her nest and, especially, after the nest had hatched out its babies. Although most reptilians lay their eggs and then walk away from the nest, leaving the eggs and young to fend for themselves, crocodilians protect the nest and young from all threats. I always say that a mother gators behavior toward any potential threat to her young is very similar to the behavior of a mother grizzly bear around her cubs you DONT want to mess with a mother and her babies! I will also express a word of caution about big bull alligators over 10 feet. I dont believe that big gators hunt us (if that were true, we would have a few people killed every year in Florida). I do not believe they recognize a tall, bipedal creature as potential prey. Our silhouette is too new to this ecosystem, evolutionarily-speaking. But if a big bull finds himself in a situation where he and a human are in close proximity to each other and the opportunity presents itself, I could see the gator seizing that opportunity (no pun intended). A situation where this could happen would be if the person was doing something like walking their dog; the gator would be attracted to the dog (I joke that to an alligator, a poodle looks like a funny-looking raccoon with a perm) and the human could get hurt in the process. But other than the few natural situations, what changes exponentially an alligators attitude towards humans and really makes it dangerous is when their general proclivity to treat humans with indifference is altered by the human showing the animal that it can acquire food for free with little or no expenditure of energy. People love to feed animals... even alligators. Since domestication of animals through agriculture has out-competed the hunter-gatherer societies, I believe most humans today have an innate desire to feed animals. And the instinct doesnt say, Only feed cows and pigs, chickens and goats, etc., etc. It says you feel good when you feed any animal. Is there any species of animal in the world that we humans havent tried feeding? If the species becomes useful by domestication, we keep it around. If it becomes a nuisance or a threat, we destroy it. And the ones we fear or dont want... they pay the price! (To be continued next week) A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information. Shell Museum Partners With Target ProgramLooking for a great way to inspire your students, but cant find the funds you need to make it happen? Check out the Target Field Trip Grants program. Learning opportunities extend far beyond the classroom, but schools are finding it more and more difficult to bring students to museums, historical sites and cultural organizations. Field Trip Grants help give children these unique, first-hand learning experiences. This year, Target will award 5,000 grants of up to $700 to help fund field trips to great educational destinations like The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Since launching the program in 2007, Target has awarded more than $16 million in grants providing 2 million students in all 50 states with the opportunity to enhance their studies in the arts, math, science and social studies. As part of the program, each Target store will award three Target Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide, enabling one in 25 schools throughout the U.S. to send a classroom on a field trip. 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17 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Eastern Screech Owletsby Patricia MolloyBaby care is a significant portion of the rehabilitation work performed at CROW. Baby mammal patients include raccoons, rabbits, otters and bobcats. CROW also provides care for a large number of orphaned songbirds, seabirds and raptors. Many young animals arrive at CROW after human activities displace them from their homes or their parents. Some need to be fed as often as every 15 minutes, which takes a coordinated effort from the staff, students and volunteers. They must provide appropriate diets, medication and environments for all growing youngsters to thrive. The clinic is currently caring for six Eastern screech owlets (Megascops asio) which were raised from infancy. They were recently deemed old enough to be moved from the baby room to an outdoor enclosure to begin flying lessons. When birds are first born, they look up for meals, as their mothers will place food directly into their mouths from above. Now that the screeh owls are older, their human feeders are directing their attention down in order to teach them that food naturally comes from below. An owlets natural instict to search for prey on the ground should quickly follow. These screech owls, however, are still being force fed by students and reluctantly so which takes a lot of time and patience for the clinic staffers. Usually, as soon as one learns to eats on its own, it will teach the others to do it. I have never seen it take this long with screech owls. I am still waiting for that one brain child in the group that wants to be precocious and get the process started, noted Dr. Heather. So far, they are gaining weight but are stubbornly not eating the mice left overnight by clinic staffers. The clinic goes to great lengths to simulate the natural behavior of their wildlife patients, particularly with feeding techniques. The wildness of all of CROWs patients must remain intact, and in some cases become sharper, so that they can survive in the wild once they have been successful treated at the clinic and released. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 4723644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. These owls are not eating on their own yet, but are learning to fly in their outdoor enclosure located in a naturally wooded area of CROWs property Each owl must be weighed daily, much to their chagrin A Ad Ad Ad Ad ve nt ur e Cr Cr r Cr r u ui ui ui i se se se s s s K K Ki ds Pr og g g ra ra a a m m ms ms ms Where can you nd Family Fun this summer? M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k e e e e e e e e e e e e e Captiva Cruises y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r Family Fun destination to cruise the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. d e s t i n a t i o n t o c r u i s e t h e c r y s t a l c l e a r w a t e r s o f t h e G u lf o f M e x i c o C all 239-4725 300FOR SOME HOLIDAY FUN! www.captivacruises.com Enjo y our kids cruisesFamily shing and manatee encounte r Cruise to Ca y o Costa Island-beauti f ul beach f or shelling & swimming Cruise to f unky Cabba g e Key f or a f amous cheesebur g er in paradise Enjoy an a ernoon dolphin watch cruise aboard the Lad y Chadwick and watch dolphins jump in the wake o f the boat. Full service bar on board Pick your Sunset Cruise: Sailin g Wildli f e, Live Musi c Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailin g catamaran La L L dy C ha dw w w w w ic ic ic ic ic k k k k k k k Sunset Fireworks Cruise Cruise on Lady Chadwick to watch the 4th of July reworks on Sanibel. uise on Lady Cha n Lady Cha 7pm to 10:30pm with the legendary Danny Morgan performing on board. 7pm to 10:30pm witgy witgy Call for reservations. Morgapg g


ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201218 Refuges Summer Help Checks InSix Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) students and one YCC group leader reported for work this month at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. They will stay on until school starts again in August. In addition, Brynn Lipira from Fort Myers, a junior at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, studying aquatic and marine biology, fills the position of visitor services intern to assist Ranger Jeff Combs with Education Center duties, volunteer management and other responsibilities. Its nice because I do a little bit of everything, said Lipira. I see how the office works but get to go out in the field and see how that works, too. Its a good starting point to see different options for what I can do with my degree. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) finances refuge intern living-expense stipends each year, and the refuge provides on-site housing. The six YCC employees from around Lee County are tackling various refuge projects under the supervision of Jen DeLater, a former refuge intern who accepted the temporary YCC group leader position. Both the intern and YCC programs provide important services to staffing for the refuge, but more importantly they provide teens and young adults with the opportunity to gain experience with resource conservation, said Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik. We appreciate the Ding Darling Wildlife Societys support of the intern program, and are happy to have YCC here learning more about the environment as they benefit from summer employment. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Refuge summer intern Brynn Lipira The YCC crew, front from left, includes Jeremy Mathisen, Brandon Hotaling and Jen DeLater; in the back is Mallory Beltman, Daniel Schrank and Jackson Herold. Not pictured is Jeanette Polito Were Seafood Savvy, are you? Seafood Savvy is an initiative of the SanibelCaptiva Chapter of START, supported by funds raised from the San-Cap Cracker Fest. Sweet Melissas Cafe Baileys Market Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille Lighthouse Cafe The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Traders Store and Cafe The Island Cow YOUR LOCAL SEAFOOD SAVVY RESTAURANTS AND MARKETS:WANT TO BE SEAFOOD SAVVY?Heres what you can do to help protect our Gulf waters and ensure that we have sh for the future: Visit your local Seafood Savvy Restaurants and Markets supporting Ocean-friendly shing and environmentally responsible aquaculture Ask your server or counter person which items are sustainable choices Visit Seafood Savvy at SeafoodSavvy.org and see the initiatives that are being taken to protect our oceans and future seafood Download and use the Seafood Watch mobile app by Monterey Bay Aquarium, a Seafood Savvy partner, which can help you buy sustainable sh when you are shopping or dining out. (App is available in the iTunes App Store and Android Market)There are plenty of sh in the ocean You may think so, but the reality is that our oceans are being overshed. The choices we make today will determine the fate of tomorrows seafood. The goal of Seafood Savvy is to help ensure that we have seafood for the future by educating consumers, chefs, restaurant and market owners about Ocean-friendly seafood. Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


(239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell Point The public is invited and many of these events are Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! FREE Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missi onary Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2154-12 July 2012 July 3,11,17,25&31Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentationat 10:00am.Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed bya narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided.Call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 for reservations.July 11The Nature of Southwest Floridaat 9:00am. Local author, Charles Sobczak, will offer a free presentation about the natural wildlife of SouthwestFlorida, highlighting alligators, sharks, and panthers. His books will also be available for purchase. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place. July 13Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins at 1:00pm. Kristie Anders, Education Director for Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, offers a presentation about turtles, tortoises, and terrapins. Learn about the differences and hear Anders share her experiences with sea turtles over the last 25 years. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place. July 13 Preserving your Eyesight at 2:00pm. Dr. Trevor Elmquist, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, will speak about the aging eye and exciting new procedures that help preserve ones sight. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.July 19 Help for Arthritis with a Well-Designed Activity Plan at 1:00pm. Jan Locken, certified American Council of Exercise group fitness instructor will teach us how to create a physical activity plan to keep our joints lubricated, improve our overall health and sleep better at night. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your spot.July 30Grand Floridian Society Orchestra at 7:30pm. Coming from Disney Worlds Grand Floridian Resort, listen to the toe tapping sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra who have been entertaining guests for the past 25 years. Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067. Your Tickets will be available before the show at Will Call in the auditorium lobby.The Springs Assisted Living is Open!Shell Point announces the grand opening of its newest assisted living residence. Join us for a free tour of our new month-to-month private pay assisted living facility, The Springs. This opportunity gives you the flexibility to experience Shell Points assisted living services on your terms. Whether you are looking for a short term stay or a place to truly call home, we have the perfect option for you. To schedule a tour or request a brochure, call 239-454-2077 today! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!19 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012


ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201220 Try A Frozen Jumbo Shrimp For Redfish Actionby Capt. Matt MitchellDespite Tropical Storm Debby slowly building right on top of us this week, until Sunday I managed to stay pretty dry out on the water and fishing was awesome. Big low pressure tropical systems generally have this effect on our fishing. Although it was far from the most pleasant conditions out on the water, the action made up for it. The super big high tides had the redfish chewing and even the snook bite in and around the passes was going on for a while. This week also brought the biggest snook I can remember landing in the last five years being caught on my boat, a real monster 25-pound, 45-inch slob of a fish. Non-stop fast action on the edges of the bar that runs from Chino Island to Regla Island was hard to beat. It was nice and sheltered from the southeast winds and held lots of trout, ladyfish, jacks and Spanish mackerel. Live shrimp or a Gulp shrimp fished in three to four feet of water all along this bank on a popping float rig brought a fish or a bite with every cast. While waiting for the tide to get just right for redfish, this was a great place to bend a rod and get some ladyfish for mangrove chunk baits. Most of the trout over here were on the small side, but we did manage a few keepers using small live pinfish on these same float rigs. Ten-plus redfish days were the normal as we worked mangrove islands while staying close to home due to the weather. Areas from Mason Island to Sister Keys in the mouth of the river were all loaded with redfish. The south winds really worked in our favor as the water was up almost high enough to fish the trees, even on the low tide. Basically, the water never really went out in the mornings as suggested by the tide chart. Targeting the wind-blown sides of mangrove islands and the potholes on the edges of the trees really had the redfish chewing. One hot spot on Maciever Keys produced 20-plus redfish out of a pothole that was no bigger than a foot across. Every time you would land the bait in the pothole, it would be an instant redfish hook-up. Redfish caught that day measured from 20 to 30 inches. Hands down, the best somewhat secret redfish bait for me these last few months has been frozen jumbo shrimp. Live shrimp are so small this time of year and it seems redfish cannot refuse these big tasty food grade shrimp snacks. I have been fishing with these shrimp a few different ways. After breaking off and chumming the heads and tails, I rig the large shrimp chunk under a popping cork on a jig head, on simply a jig head or with a sliding sinker and a hook. When the wind and or tide are moving fast, the jig head or sinker method works best, keeping the bait in the strike zone longer. My favorite way, though, is the popping cork rig as its easy to keep track of where the bait is and it slowly drifts down the shoreline covering more water. If there is a redfish in the area, it will quickly find the shrimp within five minutes. If not, keep moving. It seems a redfish cannot refuse these shrimp, while turning up their noses at other offerings. When mangrove fishing for reds, I generally put out an assortment of baits including live pinfish, cut ladyfish and the jumbo frozen shrimp. Nine out of 10 redfish I have caught the last few months have been on the frozen jumbo shrimp. This bait cannot be beat. I still go out and throw the cast net just to get a variety of baits for other species of fish, but have switched almost exclusively to the jumbo shrimp for redfish baits. These frozen jumbo shrimp are available at bait and tackle stores throughout our area. They come in small packages and also my personal favorite a five-pound block. I keep the frozen shrimp block in a small cooler and break off a few at a time before placing them on a hook. This keeps the block frozen all day so you can simply return the block to the freezer at the end of the day, so there is no wasted shrimp. Check out Jays www.greatforbait. com website or look for a freezer with the logo on it. On Captiva, Jensens Twin Palms and South Seas Island Resort and, on Sanibel, Huxters and Santiva Market carry the GreatForBait jumbo shrimp along with an assortment of other frozen baits.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. 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21 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012Gag Grouper Recreational Harvest Opening July 1 In Gulf State WatersGag grouper will be open for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters on Sunday, July 1. The same day, however, the season will close in state waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties. The gag grouper recreational harvest season in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, not including Franklin, Jefferson, Wakulla, Taylor and Monroe counties, will end on October 31. State waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties opened on April 1 and close on June 30. They will not be open during the Julythrough-October season everywhere else. Monroe County is also excluded from the July-through-October season because it is included in the Atlantic rules for gag grouper. Gag grouper caught in state and federal waters during the July-through-October season may be taken ashore in Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties, but boats with gag grouper aboard may not stop in and must have gear stowed while traveling through state waters in that region. (see map) The four-county region includes all waters of Apalachicola Bay and Indian Pass, including those in Gulf County, and all waters of the Steinhatchee River, including those in Dixie County. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manages marine fish from the shore to nine nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico. The FWC is working with Floridas anglers to rebuild gag grouper populations in the Gulf of Mexico to strong, sustainable levels. The Commission established these seasons at its February meeting. The regional season was set for 2012 only and was established to provide fishing opportunities for private, recreational anglers when gag grouper are closer to shore and can be safely accessed by smaller boats. The gag grouper recreational harvest minimum size and bag limits are 22 inches and two gag grouper per person. No more than four of any species of grouper may be kept. To learn more about these management changes, visit www.MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Gulf Grouper for frequently asked questions and answers about the changes. 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ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201222 Sanibel Black Bear Caught, RelocatedOn Thursday, June 21 at approximately 1 p.m., the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) successfully tranquilized the Florida black bear that was first detected on Sanibel Island last June. Over the previous 10 days, the black bear began to demonstrate nuisance behavior. The City of Sanibel Natural Resources Department, Sanibel Police Department, Public Works Department and the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge worked in conjunction with FWC to safely relocate the bear offisland. FWC officials estimate the male bear to be 3.5 years old and between 200 and 250 pounds. At approximately 10:12 p.m. on June 20, the city received a 9-1-1 call when the bear was nearly hit by a vehicle on East Periwinkle Way. The first confirmed sighting of the black bear on Sanibel was June 27, 2011, when a remote wildlife camera at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge captured an image of a sub adult Florida black bear, approximately 1.5 years old, weighing between 40 and 60 pounds. The bear was photographed by a motion-activated, infrared camera at the Bailey Tract. Since 2011, there have been numerous confirmed sightings of the black bear on Sanibel. In making this announcement, Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra stated, Through our Vision Statement, the City of Sanibel places the highest priority on protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat. In the case of this black bear, over the past two weeks, it became very clear his opportunity to live a long happy life would be best off-island where he can find a mate and live the remainder of his years happily and safely in a more natural, non-residential bear habitat. Zimomra further stated, Over the last several days as the bear began to frequent neighborhoods, including porches, our community was extremely helpful in detecting the bears patterns with their prompt phone calls to the Sanibel Police Department, reporting the whereabouts of the bear. Additionally, through their knowledge of our island and habitat, our City employees were particularly useful partners to the FWC during this endeavor. Black bears are native to Florida and are protected under state and federal laws. Dwindling populations in Florida has caused this sub species to be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. It is illegal to approach or harass this animal. 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... The first image of Sanibels black bear, caught by an infrared camera at the Bailey Tract Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201224 Plant SmartPandanasby Gerri ReavesPandanas (Pandanas utilis) is a native of Madagascar and a member of the screw pine family, thus the other common name, screw pine. However, as a monocot, its a closer relative of palms, grasses and bananas than of true trees such as pine. It is often described as palm-like because the leaves resemble fronds. Strap-like and sharply serrated, the leaves grow at the branch ends in spiral rosettes. Pandanas is included in many South Florida landscapes, perhaps because of its sculptural touch. Among the plants curious features are the large fruit and walking stilt roots. The male plant produces bracts of white fragrant flowers on vertical stalks, but it is the female plant that produces the edible fruit. Up to eight inches in diameter, it resembles a pineapple hanging on a sturdy stalk. It ripens from green to yellow or orange. Comparisons of pandanas prop roots to those of the familiar native red mangrove ( Rhizophora mangle) and strangler fig (ficus aurea) are inexact but useful. In pandanas case, the vertical roots enable the tree to walk or spread wider than its height, which is usually no more than 25 feet in South Florida. Pandanas prefers full sun and is highly salt tolerant, making it suitable for coastal landscapes and plantings near either fresh or brackish water. It also works as an exotic container plant. Sources: Waterwise by South Florida Water Management District, floridata.com, and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Pandanas strap-like leaves have serrated edges The large edible fruit resembles a pineapple or pine cone The stilt or prop roots enable pandanas to grow wider than its height photos by Gerri Reaves celebrate the 4th of july at the island island cow July 4th Parade 9:30 a.m. Ring side seats Bring your beach umbrella and chair and enjoy the parade OUTDOOR SEATING DINE WITH THE LOCALS!! DINE WITH THE LOCALS!!2163 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 472-0606 Call Ahead Seating Available OPEN 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.BREAKFAST... LUNCH...DINNER!! Take Out Available WE PROUDLY BREW STARBUCKS COFFEE


25 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012Keep The Beach Cleared For TurtlesIndependence Day is upon us, and while most people associate barbeques and fireworks with the holiday, it also marks the beginning of sea turtle hatching season. July is the busiest month for sea turtles on Sanibel and Captiva. Adult females are still coming ashore to nest and the nests that have been incubating for the last two months are beginning to hatch. This makes the beach a busy place at night. If you visit the beach, especially at night, we ask that you keep a few things in mind to keep our beaches sea turtle friendly: Remove all beach furniture, tents and toys Fill in all holes that you dig Turn off or shield all lights facing the beach Avoid using a flashlight Never take flash photographs Honor the leash law Respect all marked sea turtle nests If you happen to see a sea turtle, keep a respectful distance (at least 150 feet) and watch quietly. It is a rare experience and one to be treasured. In this photo taken several years ago by the Sanibel Police Department, this hole could trap an adult sea turtle or hatchlings. If the tent was left on the beach overnight, it could tangle an adult nesting turtle or cause her to abort the nesting attempt. Please keep the beach clear and dark for sea turtlesShell Museum Welcomes New Store ManagerThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum announced the appointment of Cheryl Gruner as their new store manager. Originally from Warren, Michigan, Gruner relocated to Fort Myers in 2000 to fulfill her lifelong dream of living in a tropical environment. While working in Detroit, Michigan for Spencers (a Universal Studios company), Gruner transferred to the area and has since managed various retail stores including Corning Revere Outlet, Oneida Home Store, QVC Outlet and Designer Sunglass stores. Although most of her family is still in Michigan, one of her brothers recently relocated to the Fort Myers area and she enjoys spending time with him cheering on the Tigers in baseball and the Red Wings in hockey. In her spare time, Gruner spends time decorating, gardening and volunteering. She brings energy, enthusiasm and knowhow to the museum staff. Pets On The Porch Coming To Tahitian GardensThe Royal Shell Companies, along with the merchants at Tahitian Gardens, 1975 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, will host Pets On The Porch, a meet-and-greet with the Gulf Coast Humane Society on Saturday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gulf Coast Humane Society volunteers will be on the porch at Tahitian Gardens with some furry friends who are looking for a new home. At this time, we plan to bring five dogs and several cats for people to meet, said Courtney Piggott of the Gulf Coast Humane Society. We are looking forward to hosting this type of event periodically, added Randy Bacik, CEO of Royal Shell Vacations and an ardent dog lover. continued on page 26 Cheryl GrunerWest Marine Opening Benefits Island CausesBy purchasing a $10 ticket to the opening of the new Fort Myers West Marine flagship store on July 19, islanders can support Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Sanibel Sea School are also joining the opening festivities and selling tickets. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds goes to the Ding Darling Wildlife Society to help conservation efforts within the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. For every Ding ticket used at the Cruising For A Cause event on July 19, West Marine will donate an additional $2 to DDWS. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the new store, Southwest Floridas largest West Marine, located at 7070 College Parkway in Fort Myers. Attendees will enjoy free food, drinks, gifts, music, raffles and a live auction. The event should be a lot of fun, and were so pleased to be included, said DDWS executive director Birgie Vertesch. TVs Deadliest Catch star Edgar Hansen will be on hand as part of one of the live auctions items a fishing trip for four with him. Our Blue Goose will also make an appearance, plus well have other fun surprises and information about the important work we do protecting resources and educating the public about conservation. To purchase your tax-deductible ticket and benefit the refuge, contact Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Kids love the Blue Goose, who will make an appearance at West Marines Cruising For A Cause 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


ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201226 Museum Receives Deep Sea Exploration Videos And ShellsLike a scene from a science fiction movie, recent deep sea explorations of the Alvin (DSV-2) are revealing many new and interesting species that are particularly well adapted to survive under super pressure and move about in total darkness. The manned submersible, owned by the United States Navy and operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has produced some of the most revealing and exciting images of the ocean floor in recent years. These images have been shared with The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum for the new exhibit, Deep Sea Mollusks, currently being developed and scheduled to open later this year. Dr. Jos H. Leal, director and curator for the museum, is particularly pleased with the videos, shells and other materials being sent from such important institutions as Woods Hole in Massachusetts, Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, The University of Victoria in British Columbia (Canada) and Duke University in North Carolina, among others. Deep sea exploration is an exciting new frontier for us to learn more about the variety and abundance of life forms on the bottom of the ocean floor, said Dr. Leal. I am particularly pleased with the response from our colleagues around the world who have helped the museum exhibit by providing our visitors with the most up-to-date shells and videos from the deep sea. ALVIN (DSV-2) during a recent deep sea dive From page 25Pets On The PorchIslanders are asked to bring a donation to the shopping center on the day of the event. Items such as dog or cat toys, cat litter, towels, cleaning supplies (i.e. bleach, paper towels, Clorox Wipes, etc.) and cash donations are welcome. Then, spend some time with the furry friends and find one that is perfect for you and your family. While youre at Tahitian Gardens, do a little shopping and the merchants many of whom are rescue pet moms and dads will donate a percentage of that days sales to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Gulf Coast Humane Society, a nonkill shelter, is located at 2010 Arcadia Street in Fort Myers, across from Flea Masters Flea Market on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. They are open until 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. NIGHTLY SPECIALSMonday Magic Meatloaf w/brown gravy Tuesday Grilled Skirt Steak 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 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 33 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!TENDERis the NIGHT!


27 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012 The Old Captiva House is TripAdvisors top-rated Captiva restaurant and here are two more reasons why. Dine with us Sunday-Thursday, and youll enjoy FREE your choice of bottle of house wine (one per two entrees), or your choice of dessert (one per entree). 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: The Sand Fleas Tuesday & Wednesday: Diane Russell Band Wine or dessert, its on the house. But only at our House, that is. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT. Shell Museum Announces Summer Calendar UpdateThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum continues to offer live tank demonstrations and shelling activities throughout the summer. The museum, home to more than 35 exhibits consisting of thousands of shell and mollusk specimens and a library, is a great place for visitors with an interest in shelling. Live Tank Demonstration See live mollusks up close, watch a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, see a lightning whelk slam shut its trap door for protection or view scallops as they zip across the tank with jet propulsion skills. Available upon request (summer only); contact Diane Thomas at 395-2233 or dothomas@shellmuseum.org. Shelling 101 Everything you wanted to know about shells and shell makers, but were afraid to ask. Learn how to find, clean, and pack shells for safe travel. Held on Mondays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. (summer only). Free with museum admission. Walk The Beach With The Experts: Free Family Beach Walks A museum docent will teach you how to find and identify shells. Learn what mollusks eat, how they move and the environments they live in. Participants will meet at Gulfside City Park on Sanibel on Thursdays at 9 a.m. (summer only). The walk will last about an hour. Program is free; beach parking fees will apply. Located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road, the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the museum and its programs, call 395-2233, or visit www.shellmuseum.org. From page 16Shell Museum Partners With TargetThe grant program is administered by Target Corporation and all requests need to be submitted by school teachers interested in visiting the museum. The application for funding begins on August 1. To learn more about and apply for a Target Field Trip Grant, visit www.Target. com/grants for details. For questions about how to organize a fun, memorable field trip to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, call Diane Thomas at 395-2233. Live tank demonstration in the museums Learning LabShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201228 Ding Days Photo Contest Gets ClickingJuly 15 marks the opening of the 25th Annual Ding Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The contest, sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) is held in conjunction with Ding Darling Days, Oct. 14 to 20, which honors the birthday of Jay Norwood Ding Darling, one of the foremost conservationists in American history and the driving force behind the eponymous JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The deadline for contest entry submission is 4 p.m. on September 15. For an entry form and other contest information, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/photocontests, email dingdarlingoffice@yahoo. com or call 472-1100 ext. 233. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes at Conservation Art Day on Saturday, October 20 during Ding Darling Days. Entries may be delivered in person to JN Ding Darling NWR or by mail to Ding Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS), 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957 (Attention: Gary Ogden). New this year, entrants must submit digital copies of their images. Other contest details include: There is a $25 per person entry fee that provides you with a membership to the DDWS and is used to defray the cost of the contest. One fee covers two entries per person. Only amateur (all ages) photographers are eligible to enter (may not possess a professional photographer tax identification number for the sale of photographs). Photos must be taken at JN Ding Darling NWR and have been taken within two years of entry date. Photos must be 8 x 10 (or full frame 8 x 12) with an 11 x 14 mat. This will facilitate display in the Visitor Center. (Please, no hangers on the backs of photographs.) Frames are not permitted. New this year: Please submit a digital copy on a CD/DVD/Flash Drive. Each photo must be at least 2MB. The two photo entries can be copied onto the same CD/DVD/Flash Drive. Each person may enter up to two photos but is eligible to win only one award. One $25 fee covers two entries per person. Photos that have won awards in previous Ding Darling Wildlife Society photo contests may not be resubmitted. Judging will be anonymous. Please do not put your name or anything that will identify you on your photograph. Judging criteria: 1) Technical excellence (sharpness, lighting, composition, exposure) 2) Originality/creativity 3) Interest 4) Ability to be reproduced for publicationcontinued on page 29 William Fischer of Hinsdale, Illinois took first place in the 2011 Ding Darling photo contest for his Eastern screech owl 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 p p p p p p p Casual Beachfront Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine With Live Entertainment New Business of the Year Award 2012 Winner of


From page 28Photo Contest On digital photos, only limited image modifications are permitted. Minor manipulation should be used only to produce a more natural looking photograph. Cropping is allowed but adding any elements not existing in the original scene will not be allowed. Judges, at their discretion, will disqualify any photos that appear to be manipulated beyond these guidelines. All photos will become the property of DDWS and will not be returned. There is no need to include a return envelope or postage. Photos may be used by DDWS in any way with appropriate credit. First, second, and third place winners and honorable mentions will be formally announced during the Ding Darling Days weeklong celebration held in October. Cash prizes will be awarded. The refuge and DDWS cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of photos. There are three judges: A refuge staff person, a professional photographer, and a member of the Sanibel community. Ding Darling Days 2012 sponsors include Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill, Oceans Reach Condominiums, Baileys General Store, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Jim and Patty Sprankle, West Wind Inn, Mike and Terry Baldwin, Art & Susan Cassell, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, LCEC, RLR Investments, Rochester Resorts, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Nave Plumbing, Over Easy Caf, Royal Shell Vacations, Anne and Jim Scott, She Sells Seashells and Winston and Barbara Spurgeon. To join the roster of Ding Days sponsors, contact Wendy Schnapp at EcoErler@aol.com or 470-1877. 29 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012 Chelsea Steinbecker and Adam Lavelle, who visited Sanibel between May 19 and 29, found these alphabet cones between beach access 4 and 6. It was Adams first trip to the islands, Chelsea has been collecting shells here since she was 2. Adam Lavelle and Chelsea Steinbecker Shells Found Lindsey Dodd of Rincon, Georgia found an alphabet cone and a 12inch horse conch on the beach while staying at Oceans Reach on June 5. Shells Found Lindsey Dodd ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Yucatan Shrimp! Fish Tacos! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201230 Neil Simon Play Opens July 5 At Strauss Theater BIG ARTS Community Players at Herb Strauss Theater will perform Neil Simons The Star-Spangled Girl at 8 p.m. on July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. A patriotic opening night reception starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 5. The Star-Spangled Girl, a classic Simon comedy set in the 1960s, is the story of a love triangle mixed with politics. The all-volunteer cast is made up of Jason Boeckman, Kelly Greten and Bianca De Sanctis. The play is directed by June Koc. Norman and Andy, self-proclaimed radicals and publishers of Fallout Magazine, are dedicated to fighting the system until their attractive new neighbor Olympic swimmer and all-American girl, Sophie arrives on the scene. Norman instantly falls in love with her, and his obsession drives her crazy. Meanwhile, Andy is preoccupied with fending off creditors and charming the landlady to avoid being evicted for not paying the rent. The story is a delightful blend of romance, comedy and patriotism.Community Theater is the most important part of theater. Its the part that gets the young people off of their cell phones and onto the stage, said Koc. Most children never get the opportunity to almost touch the performers at these small venues and they adore it. Boeckman, a graduate of Miami University, works full-time at BIG ARTS in marketing and group sales. His performance credits include The Sound of Music (Captain Von Trapp); Oklahoma! (Judy Fry); The Secret Garden (Dr. Neville Craven); and Lost In Yonkers (Eddie). De Sanctis, who portrays Sophie, is a recent graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, where she studied theatre. The show is great... really funny and also sweet. Something the whole family can enjoy, said De Sanctis. My favorite thing is that I got to learn a Southern accent for the role! Greten is facilities manager at The Sanctuary Golf Club. He performed in productions of Sanibel On Parade and The Shell Game at The Community House. His friends call him The Sanibel Mayor because he has so many friends and acquaintances, and always has a smile on his face. Tickets for BIG ARTS Community Players productions are $15 for adults and $5 for children 17 and younger. Group discounts are also available for 10 or more people. The Herb Strauss Theater Box Office will open one hour prior to show from May through November. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Anyone interested in volunteering for this new community theater program are welcome to attend auditions or pick up a volunteer form at BIG ARTS Center, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, call 472-6862 or 395-0900, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Bianca De Sanctis and Kelly Greten in The Star-Spangled Girl Jason Boeckman and Bianca De Sanctis in The Star-Spangled Girl 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 purchase of 2 entres with purchase of 2 entres Full party must be seated by 6 pm Full party must be seated by 6 pm If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water. we would be serving it under water. THE LAZY FLAMINGO THE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue 472-5353 472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 3 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia 283-5959 283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way 472-6939 472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 4 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers 476-9000 476-9000 DAILY DAILY LUNCH LUNCH SPECIALS SPECIALS H H b-t H H b-t pm pm n :bf-r n :bf-r Dr D .tf Dr P .ff Dr D .tf Dr P .ff EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (-r) EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (-r) F. M n S ONLY F. M n S ONLY


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ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201232 Boomwhackers, Skits Performed 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 Summer Arts Camp participants will write, rehearse and perform a play Performing Arts instructor Bobby Logue leads a stretching exercise at BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp Milena Weigel, Daniel Romulus, Gunnar Philbert and Jessika LaBorde perform with Boomwhackers 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 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com 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 1998 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


33 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012week. 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 held 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 Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank. For further information on registration for Summer Arts Camp or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Jacob Lemmon works on pottery Visual Arts instructor Tiffany Campbell helps students create art with glue 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. McManis Family Vineyard Wine 750 ml. $10.99Available in Cabernet Sauvignon Zinfindel Chardoney Pino NoirBest Selection on the Islands Natural and Maduro Check out our Craft Beer Selection Mix a Six for $10.49! Jose Cuervo Premade Margaritas:Available in Authentic Light & Classic Lime 1.75 ltr. $18.99 each Jose Cuervo Golden Margarita 1.75 ltr. $21.99 Skinny Girl Margarita 75 ml. $17.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP Design for the 2012 Fourth of July Road Rally T-shirt


ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201234 Sanibel-Captiva Art League Island Artists Exhibit Paintings More than 50 paintings by members of Sanibel-Captiva Art League are currently on view at the Sanibel Public Library. By displaying their work in this annual Summer Art Show, the artists attain goals set during past academic and studio studies and during local painting workshops. These shows provide local artists with encouragement to practice and improve their skills while sharing their work with the community to critique and purchase. Some of the artists have only recently started painting while others have won awards and also show their work in art galleries throughout the year. The ever-popular island scenes with tropical vegetation and wildlife are a favorite for island residents who wish to decorate their homes as well as for visitors who wish to take a little of the island back so they can remember their vacation in paradise. Each original painting is a different interpretation and unique to the individual artists style. There are exquisitely beautiful watercolors rendered with precision and expert technique while other paintings have wildly-colorful expressionistic brushstrokes that evoke emotional content. As part of the Art Council of Southwest Florida in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties, San-Cap Art League also provides opportunities for artists to enter their paintings in several juried shows throughout the year that are judged by nationally-known artists. Frequently the judge will give a public gallery talk afterward and explain why he chose certain paintings to receive awards and rejected others from the exhibit. Residents and visitors are invited to view these exhibits and attend receptions. The next Art Council Show will be held at BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery this coming December. To see the current show, call the library at 472-2483 during regular hours or log on to www.sanlib.org. The library has a newly-expanded media center with periodicals, reference material, CDs and DVDs, tapes and computers with internet access for all to use. For Art League information. write P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957 or log on to www. sancapart.com. Terry Shattuck Joan Mikelsons Jean Eaton Carol Good Lunch Dinner And Late Night239.472.77701523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island OPE 11 A.M 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 7/31/12 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 The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining July 4th SPECIALS Join Us On July 4th


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ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 201236 15th Annual Midsummer Nights SingResidents can help feed the hungry and give hope to the needy while enjoying an evening of music and fellowship at the 15th Annual A Midsummer Nights Sing, presented by First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The event, planned for Tuesday, July 24 at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers, will be a 90-minute performance of hymns, instrumentalists, and special guests beginning at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, although voluntary cash donations and cans of non-perishable food will be accepted to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries (CCMI The Soup Kitchen). First Presbyterians pastor, Rev. Paul deJong, is urging the community to help with canned goods and cash donations to help those in need. The need for food continues to be absolutely critical, said Rev. deJong. Please love your fellow neighbor and attempt to do what God would do and want you to do. Organizer Sam Galloway, Jr. said cash donations are especially needed because CCMI can buy five times as much food for the same amount of money that residents spend at local grocery stores. We can take every dollar and make it stretch as far as is humanly possible, said Galloway, who has made feeding the hungry part of his lifes work. He has arranged for refrigerated trucks to take the food to the neighborhoods that most need help this summer. Continued high unemployment and our poor economy have caused many of our neighbors to ask for food to feed their families for the first time in their lives. Our director has told me, Sam, I cannot tell you who, but people are coming for groceries whom you and I know. We cant allow our neighbors and friends to be hungry, added Galloway. We need our community to get together and help with all the canned goods they can. We need to raise the roof with money and food, please! Galloway annually sponsors the popular Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing as part of the Edison Festival of Light in February. Because more than 4,000 people attend Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing in the winter, organizers planned A Midsummer Nights Sing to allow more local residents to enjoy the same type of activity during the less crowded summer months. The First Presbyterian Chancel Choir and friends will be featured during the evening, which will include sing-a-longs of well-known hymns everybody knows.First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers is located at 2438 Second Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information, call 334-2261 or visit www.fpcfortmyers.org. $ 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 on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon. Expires 07/31/12 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 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 07/06/12 $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 Reverend Paul deJong, left, minister of First Presbyterian Church, with A Midsummer Nights Sing organizer Sam Galloway, Jr. Attendees contributed more than 1,200 pounds of canned goods last year. 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 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE 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


37 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012 Buck Attends 60th Dartmouth ReunionSanibel Island resident and poet Ray Buck was honored by his Dartmouth College classmates on the occasion of the class 60th reunion by having a poem he was asked to write read by a classmate at the reunion dinner and displayed prominently at the class reunion headquarters. Buck is known to Sanibelians for his poems read at the Sanibel Writers Reads for the past decade and for his poems in the Island Sun, chosen by Don Brown. He has also read at open mics at The Bean and as a featured poet at the Sanibel Public Library celebrations of National Poetry Month. Island Sun readers will recall his poetry in the newspaper featuring buildings in the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village and his prose pieces featuring the museums volunteer docents. He is a member of Sanibel Writers Group IV and the husband of Mary Buck, longtime volunteer and board member at BIG ARTS. Sixty years since Commencement true green through and through Dartmouth College of 1948 lives on in hill wind hearts of boys who shook the hand of President John Sloan Dickey kindness sensitivity stature you are the stuff of this college he said so true for sixty plus years students who earned the senior fence warrior head classmate carved canes wha-hoo-wha Da-Da-Dartmouth cheers of past echoed through years the loyal sons of Dartmouth 1952 men of a world shaken by conflict leaders in lifes fields and callings across the nation across the world New Hampshire granite theirs for muscles for brains the stuff of Dartmouth and a special class let the echoes fill high green hills the Dartmouth Class of Fifty Two returns for a Baker bells welcome. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Fifty Shades of Darker by EL James 2. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James 3. Fifty Shades Freed by EL James 4. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 5. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 6. A Bubble Moment by Katie Gardenia 7. Historic Sanibel and Captiva by Jerri Magg 8. Fault In Our Stars by John Green 9. Sanibel Island by Yvonne Hill 10. Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh Courtesy of Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownThe Beachby Cassidy ShaveSmall sands sift through my feet Birds come around to greet and eat Dolphins soar through the water I lay back and the air gets hotter Seashells slide up on the shore Just lying there was such a bore So I went swimming to look for shells And swam down to the sea floor And there I found what I was looking for A perfect banded tulip shell This day at the beach went very well Cassidy lives in Ohio, but enjoys coming down to her familys vacation home on Sanibel Island. Cassidy is 10 years old. Her fourth grade teacher inspired her to write many different forms of writing. She loves reading the Poetic Voices column in the Island Sun. Cassidy enjoys soccer and has completed several running races. 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 S erv i n g 11 : 00 am 10 pm seven da y s a week. S unda y buffet brunch & Blood y Mar y Bar from 10:00 am 2:00 p m H app y hour dail y with a special bar me nu a n d L i v e m usic 8 700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. ( Celebrate 4 Celebrate 4 th th of July with of July with Olde Fashioned Ribs & Olde Fashioned Ribs & Barbecued Chicken with all the Barbecued Chicken with all the Trimmings including Apple Pie! Trimmings including Apple Pie! R R R eserva t t i i i i ons accep t t e d d d P P P ar t t y rooms for p rivate functions. 239-489-2233. All Day 11-6:30 Every Day Buy One Get One Cocktails All Day 11-6:30 Every Day Buy One Get One Cocktails Sunday Buffet Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar. Try Our Bottomless Mimosas. Sunday Buffet Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar. Try Our Bottomless Mimosas.


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Maybe youre trying too hard. Ease up and let things happen without forcing them. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Heed that keen Leonine instinct. Its trying to tell you to delay making a decision until youre sure there are no hidden problems that could cause trouble later on. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to reach out to those who might be nursing hurt feelings over recent events. Best advice: Ignore any pettiness that could delay the healing process. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your understanding helps a colleague get through a difficult period. Although you didnt do it for a reward, be assured that your actions will be repaid down the line. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You score some high marks in the workplace, which will count in your favor when you face the possibility of changing direction on your current career path. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your goal lies straight ahead. Stay focused on it and avoid distractions that could throw off your aim and cause potentially detrimental delays. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Keep that burst of exuberance in check and resist pushing through your new project before its ready. In your personal life, a family member again needs help. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Paying attention to your work is important this week. But so are your relationships with those special people in your life. Make time for them as well. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Good news. Someone is about to repay a long-standing debt. But be warned. That same someone could try to charm you into lending it back unless you say no and mean it. BORN THIS WEEK: You are sensitive to matters that involve your home and family. You would make a fine family-court judge or social worker On July 3, 1775, on Cambridge common in Massachusetts, George Washington rides out in front of the American troops gathered there, draws his sword and formally takes command of the Continental Army. Washington declined to accept payment for his services beyond reimbursement of future expenses. On July 4, 1911, record temperatures are set throughout the northeastern United States, the result of a deadly heat wave that would go on to kill 380 people. By July 13, New York alone had reported 211 people dead from the excessive heat. On July 5, 1921, a trial begins in the case of seven Chicago White Sox baseball players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series. The conspiracy trial was just for show, and signed confessions from some of the players mysteriously disappeared from police custody. The jury acquitted all of the accused players and then celebrated with them at a nearby restaurant. On July 2, 1938, Helen Wills Moody defeats Helen Jacobs to win her eighth Wimbledon singles title. Her record was not broken until Martina Navratilova won her ninth Wimbledon title in 1990. Wills died in 1998 at the age of 92. On July 8, 1949, Wolfgang Puck, the celebrity chef and official caterer for the Academy Awards Governors Ball, is born in Austria. Pucks restaurant Spago in West Hollywood, Calif., became famous for its gourmet pizza (which featured such toppings as caviar and smoked salmon) and its celebrity clientele. On July 6, 1971, Louis Satchmo Armstrong, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, dies in New York City at the age of 69. Armstrong pioneered jazz improvisation and the style known as swing. He had many nicknames, including Satchmo, short for Satchelmouth. On July 7, 1983, Samantha Smith, an 11-year-old American girl, begins a twoweek visit to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Soviet leader Yuri Andropov. He invited Smith after she wrote him a letter as part of a school project. It was revered Chinese philosopher Confucius who made the following sage observation: He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. If you ever have occasion to refer to an item that pertains to walnuts, it will be useful to have the word juglandaceous at your disposal. Its well-known that the United States is a melting pot of nationalities. At the end of the 1800s, New York City was so diverse that it had more Irish than any city except Dublin, and a larger Russian population than was to be found at that time in the city of Kiev. The only two cities in the world that had more German speakers were Vienna and Berlin, and Milan and Naples had fewer Italians than New York. If youre like the average American, you will eat 1.5 tons of food this year. Beeswax candles are valued largely because they dont drip as other candles do, but theyre also very durable. Archaeologists have found still-pliable beeswax candles in Egyptian tombs, and some have been recovered in good condition from sunken ships. Iowa has the highest literacy rate in America. In the grocery stores of today you might find a half-dozen varieties of apple, if youre lucky. In centuries past, though, there were more than 350 varieties that were grown just for the purpose of making cider. When paper currency is no longer in good enough condition to be circulated, it can be shredded and used in products such as shingles and insulation. You may have cash on your roof! Football isnt a contact sport, its a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport. -Vince Lombardi THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY38 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012


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Sanibel Island Fireworks Night 2012 Wednesday, July 4th 6pm to 9pm Fireworks @ Dusk 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 Presented By: John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 40 ISLAND SUN JUNE 29, 2012