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JULY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:41 8:25 6:42 8:25 6:42 8:25 6:42 8:25 6:43 8:25 6:43 8:25 6:44 8:24 VOL. 20, NO. 2 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JULY 6, 2012 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Historic Sinking Of Mighty Mo Off Coast Of SanibelOn Monday, the World War II warship USS Mohawk CGC was deployed to its final resting place 90 feet under water, roughly 28 nautical miles off of Sanibel Island, creating the first Veterans Memorial Reef dedicated to all United States veterans. The official name of the reef will be the USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef. The 165-foot World War II Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk was the last remaining ship of the Battle of the Atlantic. She launched 14 attacks against submarine contacts between 1942 and 1945. One of her most famous deeds was being the last ship to radio Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower that the weather was clearing for the D-Day invasion. Pirate Treasure To help trigger the first dive, celebrity adventurer Pat Croce has hidden artifacts from his St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum aboard the old warship, including an 18th century rum bottle with authentic 17th century shot (nonexplosive projectile) continued on page 33 Charges were detonated aboard the USS Mohawk shortly before 1 p.m. on Monday, 28 nautical miles off the coast of Sanibel photo courtesy of Lee County VCB 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, October 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. (no hangers on the backs of photographs.) Frames are not permitted. New this year: submit a digital copy on a CD/ DVD/Flash Drive. Each photo must be at least 2MB. The two continued on page 11 William Fischer of Hinsdale, Illinois took first place in the 2011 Ding Darling photo contest for his Eastern screech owl
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 20122 Wheres The Beach?submitted by Mike Mullins Much of the sand along the beach by The Mucky Duck, along with other Captiva beach areas, have disappeared after Tropical Storm Debby passed through the regionCaptiva Beaches Busy Just Days After Debby On June 29, the beaches of Captiva were filled with families A few days after Tropical Storm Debby passed through Southwest Florida, crowds of beachgoers flocked to the sandy Captiva shore line adjacent to The Mucky Duck
3 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Historical Villages Decorating Committee Celebrates SuccessThe women who decorated The Sanctuary Golf Club for the Sanibel Historical Village & Museums Its In The Bag fundraiser gathered recently to celebrate their success with some lunch and relaxation at Traders Caf. Its In The Bag featured a luncheon, auction and vintage fashion presentation with historical stories of Sanibel. An assortment of handmade, vintage-style bags served as centerpieces; the bags were also sold, raising more than $1,000 toward the events total earnings. The museums 2013 fundraiser, Its Paradise Because..., will be held on February 5, again at The Sanctuary. Vignettes will unfold as two newly arrived tourists played by islanders most people will know wander around The Sanctuary dining room to do a little island exploring. We dont want to reveal too much and spoil the fun, said museum manager Emilie Alfino. Its going to be a lively, entertaining event, and our various committees are already working hard on planning and organizing. 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 admitted free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours. The Decorating Committee for the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Its In The Bag fundraiser includes, from left, Helen Sweeney, Rosemary Ryan, Kitty Moore, Dottie Miller, Connie Buckowick, Pam Magnotto, Ginny Albertson and Adrienne Cross 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 END OF SEASON SALE END OF SEASON SALESAVESALEOff Original Price On SALE ITEMS ONLY SALE ITEMS ONLY Sanibel Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 20124 Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at the Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42, or get three coupons for $10.50. Make checks payable to City of Sanibel. Happy to be Fit for Life Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. This class is a combination of Happy Hour and Essential Total Fitness. Keep your heart, lungs and muscles strong and your brain fit with aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Fitness Opportunities at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Phone 472-0345 or go to www.mysanibel.com and check under the Recreation Department for more information. Tuesday Kayaking July 10 and 24, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Everyone is encouraged to take a turn leading the group. The center supplies the kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for Island Seniors, Inc. members and $10 for non-members. Come by the center to sign up. New Computer Class With Patty includes Windows 7. PC Savvy News you can use Wednesday, July 25, 1 to 3 p.m. Learn how to use libraries, folders, flash drives, search options, desktop icons and other applications. Your paid reservation guarantees your seat. Cost is $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Watercolor with Bea Pappas Fridays, 12:30 to 3 p.m. If you have some painting experience and would like to work from a still life or photo, join the class. Cost is $20 per session for members and $25 for non-members. Class runs through August 31. Discounted tickets to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Naples Philharmonic or Florida Repertory Theatre for the 2013 season are available. Its easy to make a reservation but you must hold a reservation by purchasing a ticket by September 1. Call the center for more information. Games at the Center: Bridge 12:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 12:30 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 12:30 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 12:30 p.m.Thursday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Leisure Lunchers & Thrift & Consignment Connoisseurs Tuesday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m., Connors Steakhouse in Gulf Coast Town Center. Trip to Useppa with Captiva Cruises Tuesday, July 31. Depart from McCarthys Marina at 10 a.m. and return by 3 p.m. Dine at the Collier Inn and tour the history museum. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Come to the center to sign up or mail your reservation with a check. Trash & Treasures Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. to noon. The center is looking for gently used items for the sale. Suggested items include household furniture, home decor, glassware, fishing/boating supplies, hardware/tools, sporting goods, dishes and utensils, cookware, luggage, collectibles, toys, linens (bedspreads, drapes, table cloths), small appliances (blenders, mixers, coffee pots). Please, no clothes, shoes, computers, printers or TVs. Call the center at 472-5743 for more information. Shred Your Documents SecurelyThe Sanibel Community Association (SCA) will be hosting a drive to shred your unneeded documents and papers on Saturday, July 21 between 9 a.m. and noon at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Summer is the perfect time to organize your home and office. Its also the perfect time to destroy the sensitive documents you no longer need. But, if the thought of tediously hand-feeding piles of personal papers into your home shredder makes it tough to get motivated, then the perfect solution is to let someone else shred it for you, safely and quickly. Bring documents such as bank statements, credit cards receipts, old checks, income tax returns or anything that contains personal information, while watching the professionals at Secure Shredding, Inc. pulverize your papers into bits within mere minutes. The event is open to the public. A small fee of $5 for two boxes per car will be collected. If you have more boxes, an additional donation is requested. All proceeds go to The Community House operating fund, so additional donations are always encouraged. For more information on this event or information on sponsoring SCA events, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Summer office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lee Republican Womens Club Lunch MeetingThe Lee Republicans Womens Club (chartered) will hold a luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers on Tuesday, July 10. Social hour/registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the lunch/program following at noon. Featured speakers at the meeting will be Chris Berardi and Dane Eagle, Republican candidates for the Florida State House of Representatives, District 77. For more information or to make reservations, call 574-2571. 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ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 20126 Cooking With Kids Workshop July 16FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel will be holding its second Cooking With Kids workshop on Monday, July 16. This free interactive demonstration, open to the entire island community, will be held at the FISH Walk-In Center, 1630 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, from 6 to 8 p.m. A group of 15 children attended the first cooking presentation, which was held on April 30. It included a live cooking demonstration and nutrition education by Celia Hill, Family and Consumer Sciences agent for the Lee County Home Extension. Using foods found in the FISH Food Pantry, Hill and her team spent time teaching the kids and their parents and guardians about the importance of a balanced diet. She then demonstrated how to cook tasty, healthy meals for an entire family. Naturally, the little participants got to help make and then taste the delicious and nutritious meals they prepared. We had a great turnout and lots of fun last time and we are glad to be able to host another one of these workshops for our community, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. Dont miss this wonderful opportunity to participate in an educational and fun event with your child. To reserve space for the July 16 Cooking With Kids workshop, call Maggie Goldsmith of the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775. Celia Hill, Family and Consumer Sciences agent for the Lee County Home Extension, will hold a live cooking demonstration and nutrition education for children on July 16 Youngsters at the April 30 workshop learned about the importance of a balanced dietHurricane Quiz1 A quiet hurricane season means less chance for a storm to hit your coastline. FALSE: While fewer storms can mean fewer making landfall anywhere in the United States, it doesnt really lower anyone chances of being the target. For example, 1992 was a considered a quiet hurricane season but one of the storms that did blow up turned into Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 hurricane that the people along Floridas southeast coast will never forget.. Provided by American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. CHILDRENS EDUCATION CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS CENTER OF THE ISLANDS350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel Island Celebrating 38 Years Celebrating 38 Years of Dedication to Education of Dedication to Education FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 2 5 YEARS OLD FLORIDA VOLUNTARY FLORIDA VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR(239) 472-4538Se habla Espaol Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm (at the East End) 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455Unique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3X Lisette Pantalon Joseph Ribkoff Crazy Larry Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544Exclusively at On Sanibel For Over 20 Years! Our email address is email@example.com Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
7 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Evans Appointed City Of Sanibels New Director Of Natural Resources Sanibel City Manager Judith Zimomra announced on Friday that James Evans has been appointed to the position of Director of Natural Resources. Upon his appointment, Evans stated Sanibel is a very special place and as a biologist it is a very fulfilling place to work. I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve as the Director of Natural Resources. Evans has been employed by the City of Sanibel since January 2000, when he started as a Conservation Officer. Evans was promoted to Environmental Planner in 2003 and in 2006 to Environmental Biologist on Health and Water Quality. Evans earned his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies in 1999 and his Master of Science in Environmental Science, both from Florida Gulf Coast University, where he was an Honor Graduate. Evans 2011 graduate degree thesis topic was on the Influence of Environmental Factors on the Spatial and Temporal Distributions and Abundances of Ichthyoplankton and Gelatinous Predators in Estero Bay, with Inferences on Estuarine Trophodynamics. Evans has worked on several key habitat restoration projects during his tenure with the city, including Sanibel Gardens Preserve, Bowmans Beach Park, Lighthouse Beach Park, Pond Apple Park and Sea Oats Preserve. Evans is also the citys prescribed burn manager and has extensive experience in wildlife habitat management. Evans currently serves on the board of directors for the Southwest Florida Watershed Council, where he previously served two terms as chairman of the board. Evans also serves as an appointee to the Lee County Coastal Advisory Council. Prior to joining the city, Evans served in the United States Army on active duty from 1992 to 1995; the Ohio Army National Guard from 1995 to 1997 and the Florida Army National Guard from 1997 to 2001. In 1995, Evans was awarded Soldier of the Year, 1-107th Armor Battalion and 38th Infantry Brigade. Evans ended his military career with the rank Sergeant. Holly Downing has been appointed to Evans previous position of Environmental Health and Water Quality Specialist. In that capacity, Downing will be responsible for delivering educational programs, technical assistance and public involvement activities on water quality and quantity issues affecting the City of Sanibel and the San Carlos Bay Estuary and to plan and coordinate conservation projects for the natural resources within the City. Downing has been employed by the City of Sanibel since May 2006, when she started as an Environmental Specialist. Downing earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina in 1997 and her Master of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Charleston in South Carolina in 2001. In addition, Downing has held membership with the National Marine Educators Association and the Florida Marine Science Educators Association and the office of vice president for the Marine Biology Graduate Student Association. She is currently a member of the Southwest Florida CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association) Steering Committee. James Evans Captiva Community Panel To MeetAt its June 12 meeting, the Captiva Community Panel voted to cancel the July 10 meeting since it appeared unlikely there would be a quorum and no pressing items were foreseen. The next panel meeting then will be Tuesday, August 14 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. Please send in any agenda items no later than August 1 if you want them to be included in the August 14 agenda. Blind Pass Work Begins The Blind Pass maintenance project began on June 18 and is scheduled to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week through August. The project hopes to remove as much as 120,000 cubic yards of sand and place it on the eroding shoreline near Bowmans Beach. Lee County took advantage of Florida Dredge & Dock being in the area from the recently completed Fort Myers Beach restoration project to get extremely favorable pricing. The construction cost estimate is $831,250 and is being funded from tourist bed taxes and a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is working with the county to provide sea turtle and shorebird protection throughout construction. During certain phases of the work, fishing from the bridge as well as a portion of the Blind Pass parking areas will be closed to the public. CEPD Meets July 11 The next monthly meeting of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District will be held on Wednesday, July 11 beginning at noon in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. The public is invited to attend. Summer Reading Program The Captiva Memorial Librarys summer reading programs Dream Big Read! for kids and Own The Night for teenagers have begun. Both programs feature fun events, games and prizes for all. For a complete schedule of programs or sign-up information, go to the Lee County Library Systems website at http://library.lee-county.com, visit the Captiva Memorial Library or call the library at 533. 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. Islanders 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. Sanibel Cat LostBoots, a 4-year-old all white Tonkiense cat, has been missing from his home on Sanibel since Saturday, June 30. His family lives on Lindgren Boulevard. If found, contact Tony Dibiase of PAWS at 839-4987. Boots 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! 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Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN JULY 6, 20128 Hortoons Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
9 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 14 Island Seniors Visit Palm Beach Pictured seated from left is Lee Tauck, Mary Ann Gilhooley and Dorothy Sawyer. Standing is Nancy Cleare, Natalie Manning, Liz Clark, Ruth Kitchen, Rebecca Moss, Barbara Albert, Patricia Armstrong, Sandi McDougall, Jane Gieryic, Pam Zapf and Shirley Schiffman PACE Center, Goodwill Partner To Collect Dresses And Other GoodsPACE Center For Girls of Lee and Collier Counties and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. are partnering to collect new and gently used dresses for the annual Love That Dress!, the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year. Beginning on Saturday, July 21 and continuing through Saturday, July 28, individuals can bring dress donations for PACE to any Goodwill location in Lee and Collier Counties. Donors are also encouraged to drop-off other goods to benefit Goodwill. All donated dresses will be resold for nominal prices at two Love That Dress! events occurring simultaneously on August 29. The Lee County Love That Dress! will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero while Colliers event will happen at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples. Tickets to the main events will go on sale online on August 1. For more details, visit www.lovethatdress.continued on page 33 Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Fourteen members of Island Seniors, Inc. recently came back from a fabulous overnight to Palm Beach. The group stayed at The Colony and did a walking tour of Palm Beach with an amazing guide. They also had makeup artists conduct individual makeovers at Neiman-Marcus. The group also dined at the Royal Room, enjoying the vocal stylings of cabaret singer Carole Bufford.
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201210 FISH Needs To Fill Food Pantry 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. Food pantry at the FISH Walk-In Center 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 4724648 during business hours. Author Jeri Magg with photographer Manfred Strobel, both long-time volunteers at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Cat Needs HomeAngel was born on July 4, 2005, making her 7 years old this week. She has been spayed and completely declawed, front and back. She loves to look out the windows and be on the lanai outside to look around at nature. Angel will come with her cat carrier bag, food and water dish, cat litter tray and remanding food. She is a gray tabby, only 6 pounds in size and has beautiful green eyes. She is loving and looking for a new home who will take great care of her.For adoption information, contact Tiffany at 222-4870. Red Snapper Season In Gulf Extended 6 DaysThe federal and state recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico waters has been extended six days. The season will close on Tuesday, July 17, with the last day of the season being July 16. NOAA Fisheries decided to extend the season because bad weather in June led to decreased fishing opportunities. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) decided to go consistent with any federal season increases at its June 28 meeting in Palm Beach Gardens. The FWC had originally set the 2012 season to June 1 through July 10 at its May Commission meeting. Florida state waters in the Gulf extend from shore to nine nautical miles; federal waters extend beyond that line to 200 nautical miles. More information about red snapper fishing, including changes to the 2012 season, is available online at www.MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and then Gulf Red Snapper). PAWS Pet Angel needs a loving home Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com Send your editorial copy to:firstname.lastname@example.org
11 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Managed by Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle 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 From page 1Ding Days Photo Contestphoto 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 publication 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. 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 472-4300Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201212 Calusa Week At Sanibel Sea School: The Ultimate Game Of Island Survivalsubmitted by Jenna SullivanLast week at Sanibel Sea School was Calusa Week aka Island Survival Week. Just like the Calusa tribe that lived on Sanibel almost 3,000 years ago, our campers explored how to use the land and ocean for everything they would need to survive. What would it have been like to be a Calusa living on Sanibel Island without modern luxuries or conveniences? Our conclusion: It would have been extremely challenging, but lots of fun. While the rest of Sanibel was inside early last week, hunkered down against the bad weather associated with Tropical Storm Debby, our campers were outside enjoying it. We went on a massive canoe trip through Tarpon Bay, passing known Calusa settlement areas and imagining that we were Calusa fishermen, warriors or traders returning from a long journey. On Tuesday morning, after fording a huge puddle to make it to the beach, we built survival huts out of palm fronds, sticks and other natural materials we found washed up. Our camp was divided into two tribes: the Mikawachi and the Tookasi Mafola. Each tribe built one main hut and a few smaller ones, and they were all truly impressive and unique. It is amazing what a group of kids can make when given a task, a beach full of materials and free reign of their imaginations. The Calusa relied almost exclusively on the ocean to sustain themselves. Rather than farming or raising livestock, they primarily fished and collected shellfish, crustaceans and other resources from the ocean. They even built their houses on top of the discarded mollusk shells piled in a mound called a midden to protect themselves from floods and insects. We were inspired by this ocean-minded resourcefulness and strove to emulate it throughout the week. We made tools, boats and weapons out of shells and wood. We wove plates and flowers using palm fronds. We went fishing and learned to throw a cast net with spectacular results. This week was easily our most diverse catch, including huge mullet, two octopuses, a skate, a lookdown and bonefish along with our regular pinfish, mohara and permits. However, the Calusa diet included over 50 species of fish, so we have more work to do. The Mikawachi and Tookasi Mafola tribes really had a chance to practice their island skills as part of our traditional Peace Totem game. In order to pass through the other tribes territory without angering its gods, each tribe had to create peace offerings to the opposing tribes gods. Only after creating totems to the gods of the kitchen, the home, clothing and the ocean could they pass through the other tribes territory safely. At the end of the week, a lot of the structures, tools and art we had created were dismantled and returned to nature. We like it that way. On Mondays, when we go on our weekly beach walk to collect trash, it is easy to wish that life were just a little more like it was when the Calusa were around, living in close connection with the land and ocean. Next up, we will be learning about ocean drifters and floaters during Plankton Week. 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. Kira Zautcke was an expert at weaving palm-frond plates Jack Cronin, Marc Adams and Jack Bell take a break under their newly-constructed palm frond hut Matthew Marinello paddling hard in the Gulf 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: Fresh Organic Medjool Dates, Almond Date Rolls & Coconut Date Rolls$6.25/12 oz. while supplies last
13 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-472-0177 or firstname.lastname@example.org CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 22, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:7:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Worship Services: 10 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Friday at 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. at 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days please call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys, 472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-6thgr.) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 1st Wednesdays of the month 6 p.m., Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. Morning Prayer: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email email@example.com. Sunday Seminar SeriesThe Summer Sunday Seminar Series, led by the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, continues in Heron Hall at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. Featuring video presentations with Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, the course will explore the various ways poverty impacts life in the 21st century. It will also examine ways that Christians can respond to the issues. The course, which runs through Sunday, August 12, will examine a variety of topics including the respective roles of religious groups and the government in addressing poverty, the theology known as the prosperity gospel, the global ramifications of poverty and the particulars of poverty in the United States. The class will be held at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings. The public is invited and the course is offered free of charge. For more information, call the church office at 472-0497 or visit the website at www. sanibelucc.org. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & PilatesEmail your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
14 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Once again, the Sanibel-Captiva community has shown its generous nature by bringing over 350 dresses for the Love That Dress! fundraiser for the PACE Center for Girls. A final dollar amount is not yet available, but we know the raffle raised $1,055. This years participation encompassed a wider segment of the local community. The success of the event increases yearly as community organizations and individuals learn about PACE and how it transforms the lives of the young women in its program. I wish to thank Zonta, the book clubs, bridge groups, Kiwanis ladies, friends, shop owners, other non-profit groups, island residents and all the PACE supporters both on and off island who attended. Thank you to the local media for donating ads and running press releases to publicize the event. The evening would not have been possible without the help from the following: Mark Blust from Matzaluna Italian Kitchen... I couldnt do this without your fabulous food and beverages. Robert and Doreen from New Beginnings Events who knew just the right tunes to play for the crowd and served as raffle announcer extraordinaire. The many helpers from Royal Shell Vacations, Royal Shell Real Estate and Royal Shell Property Management. Your friendly faces and hard work made people feel welcome. We work as a well-oiled machine! This includes all the behindthe-scenes people not able to attend but whose contributions and assistance make these types of events successful especially my bosses. The Village Shops merchants as well as merchants from other ShopOnSanibel centers for their generous raffle donations. The Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce and my good friends who are always helpful. Thank you to everyone who contributed to another successful PACE dress collection party. I truly appreciate the Sanibel and Captiva community for its part in creating this years successful event. Barb Harrington The Royal Shell Companies Denice Beggs and Sarah Ashton Island residents and PACE supporters Kiwanis ladies Susan, Jane and Pattie from jb Designs Doreen McKay, Robert McDonald, and Roberts son. Robert is with New Beginning Events CARD OF THANKS 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
Play Palm Ridge Plaza Poker The shops of Palm Ridge Plaza, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, will give away $100 each week throughout July. All you have to do is spend $5, draw the winning poker hand and you win!! Four weeks in July four chances to win! Play each week throughout the month of July to increase your chances of winning.HOW TO PLAY: Shop at 5 different stores along Palm Ridge Plaza Pick up a sheet at any of the participating stores Spend at least $5 to be eligible to draw Draw one card per purchase Record the face value and suit of the card (record store name and have the clerk initial your sheet) Turn in your hand to any of the stores before 4:30 on Fridays Play multiple times at a store each week: use a separate score sheet for each purchase, each purchase of at least $5 makes eligible for draw (store can show only one time on a score sheet) Winner will be notified by phone >>> If there is more than one winning hand names will go into a hat and ONE winner will be drawn. All hands played each week will be posted on the Island Book Nook window (names will be hidden). If there is more than one winning hand, the names of those hands will be put into a hat and the winner drawn. The winner will be notified by phone. through July and win $100!239-395-2300 Best Kept Secret On The Islands! Bring The Whole Family!Rinaldis Shoes& Art GalleryThe little store with a LARGE selection472-5666 FREE DELIVERY TUE.SAT 4PM CLOSE472-2555 Sanibel Deli Sanibel Deli & Coffee & CoffeeF A C T O R Y Island Style InteriorsServing Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 years(239) 395-2525 THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND!239-472-4499Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon (239) 472-11112330 Palm Ridge Rd. across from CVSSanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.netShop Palm Ridge Plaza, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, in July and win $100! Nancy & Mike McClureFlower Shop Of The Islands Visit our website at: www.sanibelflorist.com(239) 472-3707 (800) 933-3646 A full service florist www.GeezLeweez.com Yarn@Geezleweez.com239-395-2900 FAN US ON FACEBOOKNEW YARNS ARRIVING EVERY DAY!The Island Book NookWhat could you nd at our store? Stop in and check us out We specialize in used paperback books But we have new items, too!Come browse the nook for that special bookPhone: 472-6777 M-F 10:00-5:00 Sat 10:00:00 (thru March) ISLAND PHARMACYVoted Best Pharmacy on the Island 5 years in a row Caring for you and about you239-472-618815 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201216 Family Continues Giving Back To The CommunityThe Roberts family and Royal Shell Companies have given a generous $50,000 donation to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife to assist CROW with their increasing costs and patient demand. It did not surprise me when the family decided to give such a sizable donation to CROW, said Don DeLuca, vice president and general counsel of the Roberts various corporations. They are huge animal lovers and have tremendous respect for CROWs initiatives and efforts. The Roberts have consistently provided support to various community causes such as Blessings in a Backpack, PURRE, CROW, FISH, BIG Arts, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, The Sanibel School, the Childrens Center and Hope Hospice. The family has always been community minded and big supporters of many causes. They are extremely generous people and make a point of sharing their business success by generously giving back, said DeLuca. Steve Greenstein, executive director of CROW, said, All of us at CROW are deeply touched by the generous donation from the Roberts family and Royal Shell. We are in the midst of a very busy baby season and the funds will be used for patient care including food, diagnostics, surgical treatments, pharmaceuticals and cage repairs. With over 450 patients having been admitted over the past month, our staff, students and volunteers are working hard together to rehabilitate and release as many of those patients as possible. This wonderful donation will make a huge difference in the lives of the patients we save and in the lives of our people who are passionate, dedicated and committed to saving those lives. On behalf of our entire organization and especially on behalf of our patients, I would like to say thank you for this investment in the future of our wildlife friends and neighbors. Michael Polly, vice president of real estate operations for Royal Shell Real Estate, added, When we first moved to Southwest Florida, we found an injured pelican. We called CROW and were instructed on how to safely capture the bird. We took it to CROW, where they nursed it back to good health. It was then released back into the wild. I think of this when I drive the causeway and have a pelican as my wingman gliding alongside. Being able to support CROW in this manner ensures that our future visitors enjoy the many animal residents that are such a big part of our way of life. The Royal Shell Group of Companies offers homeowners and investors all the conveniences necessary to get the most out of real estate ownership with offices in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala and Captiva Island. Florida. In North Carolina, Royal Shell has offices in Cashiers and Highlands. Holding the check, from left, is Don DeLuca, Steve Greenstein, CROW executive director, Heather Barron, CROW hospital director and Jeff Burns, CROW secretary and board member Lunch Dinner And Late Night239.472.77701523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island OPE 1 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 Hurricane Quiz4 The only people who need to fret about coastal storms for the next six months are along the Atlantic and the Gulf. FALSE: The West Coast (i.e. Eastern Pacific) has its very own hurricane season and it even starts earlier (May 15) and lasts all the way to November 30, just like the Atlantic/Gulf season. It also has its own set of storm names (actually, hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific and typhoons in the Western), doled out in alphabetical order (unlike the Central and Western Pacific lists). Provided by American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. 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
17 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012Musical Mollusks Coming To July Museum CampHave you ever heard a shell singing the blues? Kids attending the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Sea Life Summer Camps on July 17 and 19 will get the opportunity to learn about the guitar, percussion instruments and will help to create music about mollusks and shells featuring a local artist, K.C. Anrose. Anrose, a local blues guitar player who has instructed university-level students in basic guitar at the University of South Florida, is adding her skills to the museum program to assist children in learning more about the life of mollusks while using puppetry and song writing to incorporate the rhythms of jazz and blues into the actual creation of songs about mollusks. This camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon both days. For more information about the Cartoon Camp or other summer programs designed for children, call Diane Thomas at 395-2233 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional summer camps at the museum will be held on July 10, 12, 17, 19 and 31 as well as August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will read stories and participate in crafts and artwork connected with the sea life theme that day. SCCF Sea Turtle Nesting StatsIt was a rough week for sea turtles in Southwest Florida. Many of our nests washed away, were inundated and/ or buried in an additional two-plus feet of sand. Despite this, the turtles keep on nesting. Below is where we stand as of June 29 and the previous two years for comparison. As of 6/29/2012: Sanibel East 50 nests, 88 false crawls, 0 hatches Sanibel West 167 nests, 298 false crawls, 5 hatches Captiva 87 nests, 113 false crawls, 3 hatches As of 6/29/2011: Sanibel East 22 nests, 48 false crawls, 0 hatches Sanibel West 163 nests, 232 false crawls, 2 hatches Captiva 53 nests, 36 false crawls, 2 hatches As of 6/29/2010: Sanibel East -7 nests, 31 false crawls, 0 hatches Sanibel West 73 nests, 162 false crawls, 0 hatches Captiva 32 nests, 86 false crawls, 0 hatches For more information, contact the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at 472-2329 or www.sccf.org. 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Guests will enjoy music, delicious appetizers from Pinchers Crab Shack, drinks, raffle prizes and a live auction including a fishing trip for four on Friday, July 20 with Edgar Hansen, Deckboss and Chief Engineer of the F/V Northwestern featured on the TV series Deadliest Catch. Hansen will be on hand to greet guests and meet the lucky winner. For tickets sold by SCCF, the entire $10 goes directly to the foundation, plus West Marine donates an extra $2 for every ticket sold by SCCF that comes through the door at the store that evening. The ticket price includes food, drink and a West Marine gift bag. The new West Marine facility, the fifth flagship store in Florida, will be located at 7070 College Parkway, Suite 102 at the intersection of College Parkway and U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail. This will be the biggest West Marine store in Southwest Florida. A weekend of special events is planned for the grand opening from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22. The Cruising For A Cause charity event will support local marine-based non-profits. Also at auction will be two limited edition prints by photographer Tony Ludovico. Tickets are $10 and will also be available at the door. All proceeds from the evening will directly support participating non-profits, including SCCF. The SCCF Marine Lab will be on hand with displays about the work of the Marine Lab, including RECON water quality monitoring sensors, and SCCFs sea turtle program. Tickets can be purchased at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel, by phone at 472-2329 or online at www.sccf.org. By phone and online, please allow time for mailing tickets in advance of the event.
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201218 Shell Found Eric Russell of Fort Myers found this gorgeous whelk at Blind Pass on June 26 while fighting the huge waves brought by Tropical Storm Debby Elisa Biancalana found a large horse conch shell on June 29 on the beach near the Island Beach Club Condominiums. Shell Found Elisa Biancalana Corey Engle of Knoxville, Tennessee found an alphabet cone shell along the beach in front of Pointe Santo while visiting Sanibel on June 28. Shell Found Corey Engle and his dad Linden Schaible, 12, of Denver, Colorado found a lace murex shell on the beach near Captiva Shores, about 1/4 mile north of Tween Waters Inn on Captiva. Shell Found Linden Schaible Luke Watson of Columbia, Illinois found an alphabet cone in the water outside Pointe Santo de Sanibel on June 27. Shell Found Luke Watson 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 1998Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Rachel Davis (8) from Siloam Springs, Arkansas found two alphabet cones June 27 on the beach along West Gulf Drive. Rachel vacations every year at this time with her family, grandparents and cousins, aunt and uncle. She loves the 4th of July parade. Shells Found Rachel Davis
19 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots CROW Case Of The Week: Bandits On The Runby Patricia MolloyOkay, maybe the headline is a little misleading. The raccoons did not run exactly; they meandered out of the carriers as their little noses twitched rapidly to take in the sweet scents of pine needles and fresh air. The excitment of being released in their new wilderness home enduced an occassional chirping sound from the young bandits. On June 28, CROW student interns Kim Vi and Julie Sickels drove to St. James City to release nine juveline raccoons. Each had been orphaned and raised from babyhood at the wildlife clinic; feedings alone were an around-theclock commitment for staffers, students and volunteers. Once they were old enough to survive on their own, the clinic began a search for a suitable release site. Long-time CROW supporter Ila Valcarcel owns a large parcel of land which she happily made available for the release. This land is for wildife. Thats the way I like it and thats the way it should be, said Valcarcel. If you are interested in having wild mammals, birds or turtles released on your property, contact the clinic for the set of guidelines to determine if your land is suitable. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 4723644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. One small step for raccoons... one giant leap for our native wildlife CROW student intern Julie Sickels releasing one of the groups of juvenile raccoons
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201220 Coyote And Bear Tales At SCCFOn Wednesday, July 11 come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about two newcomer species to the islands. A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time in the winter of 2011. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species and how to live with them. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. The island black bear was recently relocated to a new territory. The program begins at 10 a.m. and is free to children and SCCF members, or $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more information. Close up image of a Florida black bear 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. $10.99Cabernet Sauvignon Zinfandel Chardonnay Pinot NoirBest Cigar Selection on the IslandsNatural and Maduro Check out our Craft Beer Selection Mix a Six for $10.49!Jose Cuervo Pre-made MargaritasAvailable in Authentic, Light & Classic Lime 1.75 ltr. $18.99 each Jose Cuervo Golden Margarita 1.75 ltr. $21.99 Skinny Girl Margarita 750 ml. $17.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP Turtle Tracks Offered At SCCFLearn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is doing to protect them. SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff monitor every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches each morning from May 1 through October, looking for tracks to nests laid the night before or nests that have hatched. The next Turtle Tracks program will be held on Thursday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The program is free to SCCF members and children, or $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more information. Two of SCCFs sea turtle volunteers survey the beach Shell Point Hosts Presentation On Turtles And TortoisesShell Points Academy of Lifelong Learning welcomes the public to learn about turtles, tortoises and terrapins in a presentation by Kristie Anders, education director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. This free presentation will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 13 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. Space is very limited, so reservations are required to attend. Call 489-8472 to reserve your seat. What are the differences between turtles, tortoises and terrapins? The most common of these reptiles living among us are the gopher tortoises, Kemps Ridley and loggerhead sea turtles. However, most people are unaware that the only known species to live in brackish water, the diamondback terrapin, is right in our backyard. Anders will share with attendees her experiences with sea turtles over the last 25 years, including stories and facts regarding these animals, which can literally be traced to the age of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago. We are so lucky to share our environment with these beautiful and majestic creatures, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. It is a pleasure to have as an engaging and knowledgeable a presenter as Ms. Anders offer this class to help us understand more about the differences between these species, as well as learn more about their amazing lifestyle. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Kristie Anders
21 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Plant SmartSand Cordgrassby Gerri ReavesSand cordgrass ( Spartina bakeri) is a native grayish green bunch grass that looks best in the warm and wet season. Its native habitats range from dry prairies to woodlands and marshes. Cattle graze on it, and the seeds are a food source for wildlife. Also called Bakers cordgrass, marsh grass and switchgrass, it typically grows three to five feet high. In a mass planting, its ornamental assets can be appreciated, especially when the sun glistens on its leaves. It is frequently planted along the edges of both brackish and freshwater ponds to prevent erosion. The leaves resemble coarse, ridged wires because the blade rolls inward when dry. The tapered arching blades create a fountain-like structure. It grows most and is greenest in spring, but browns a bit in the dry season. Seeds form in late spring and the brown flowers appear summer into the fall. Each seedhead of two to eight inches long has five to 12 flattened spikes that lie close to the stem. Sand cordgrass is very low maintenance and hardy. Although highly droughtand salt-tolerant, it thrives best in moist sandy soil and full sun. The dried flowers can be used in flower arrangements. Sources: usda.gov, floridata.com, ifas.ufl.edu, and Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. A dragonfly perches amidst the inwardly rolled cord-like leaf blades photos by Gerri Reaves Low-maintenance sand cordgrass is a native bunch grass 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... COMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands SALE IN PROGRESS
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201222 Snook Season To Remain Closed Another Yearby Capt. Matt MitchellThe word from FWC is snook season will not open on September 1 and will remain closed for at least one more year on our coast. I think this is a good thing in the long run, although our area was not hit as badly as the Everglades in the 2010 winter cold snook kill. Sure, snook is a great fish to eat but there are better fish to eat if you are looking for dinner of other species that are much more plentyfull and tastier. Our region is really known for its snook fishery and anything that can be done to protect the species and bring the numbers back up is all good with me. If I never ate another snook in my life, I would be not upset at all. Talking of good-eating fish, July 1 marked the opening of gag grouper season, one of my personal favorite eating fish. For months, season on these shallow water grouper has been closed, so the bite should really be hot for the first few weeks without having to make long runs offshore for that grouper dinner. One of my favorite ways to catch these grouper is trolling deep diving plugs around the passes and a few miles off shore on ledges. Gag grouper can also be caught in even shallower water in the bay. The key to catching them in the bay is knowing where the structure is. This structure can be anything from a dock, rocks or sunken boat. A live pinfish dropped right down on the structure is almost a sure thing. I dont think there is another fish out there that hits a live bait as hard as a gag grouper. Despite the first part of the week being totally shot due to the heavy rain and winds associated with Tropical Storm Debby, things quickly turned around and conditions where back to better than normal by the end of the week. As usual when a tropical storm passes through the area, the storm sucks all the moisture in the atmosphire with it, so once it finally does pass, conditions following it are dry with light winds. Morning high water still had the redfish bite going off after mid-week just like the action before the storm. Just about any mangrove shoreline and oyster bar in the southern end of the sound had from a few redfish on it to lots of redfish. The usual baits in the usual places made for easy limits of upper slot-size reds. Fishing for these redfish is a blast, with the mouth of the river being the hot spot for me this week. Seems like all the rain pushed a lot of redfish out of the river, making the mangroves from Merwin Key to Sister Keys all good areas to fish. Later in the day when the tide started to fall, I have been switching it up and getting in on the catch-and-release snook action in the passes, mouth of the river and out on the beaches. Live pinfish and grunts bounced on the bottom while drifting the passes have been the bait of choice while whitebait out on the beaches and in the river caught the most fish. A few days after the winds laid down and the water began to clear up, tarpon started popping back up all over the sound and the beaches. Finally, after weeks of windy days, we have had slick calm water making tarpon easy to spot and locate. Even though they are not in the numbers prior to Tropical Storm Debby, with a little hunting its not a problem to have some shots at rolling tarpon. We are now later in the season; these tarpon are not seeing close to the boat/ angler pressure they were a few months ago and seem more eager to eat. Once located, you can generally stay on the fish for a few days if not longer before they move on. July always offers lots of options for anglers, and best of all, once we get past the 4th, things will be very quiet out on our local waters.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to email@example.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Mal Hepburn shows off a 30-inch redfish he caught and released while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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23 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Snook Season To Remain Closed For Another YearThe Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to keep the recreational harvest of snook in Gulf of Mexico waters closed for another year to offer the species additional protection after a 2010 cold kill detrimentally affected the population. The decision came at the June 28 commission meeting in Palm Beach Gardens after staff presented an updated stock assessment that showed snook populations are improving in the Atlantic and are not in biological jeopardy in the Gulf. The next assessment is due in 2015. If we have a bad winter this year, we will benefit from this caution; if we dont have a bad winter, we will let all these breeding fish come through the slot, said vice chairman Kenneth Wright, referring to the snook slot limit of 28 to 33 inches in Gulf of Mexico waters. Well really have done something good and well have protected some of these fish. The recreational snook season was closed in Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic waters by executive order on January 16, 2010 after the cold kill. The FWC manages snook in both state and federal waters, though the species tends to inhabit the shallower, near-shore state waters. The effects of the cold kill were less severe on the Atlantic coast, where the normal season reopened for harvest on September 1, 2011. The Gulf of Mexico recreational season was to reopen on September 1 of this year, but now is expected to reopen on September 1, 2013. Catch-andrelease of snook will be allowed during the closure. In the Atlantic, the season will remain unchanged. Annual closures in the Atlantic are from December 15 through January 31 and from June 1 through August 31. There is no commercial harvest for snook in Florida. Snook are one of Floridas premier game fish, and anglers often practice catch-and-release techniques when targeting this species. When planning to release snook, proper handling techniques ensure the best chance of survival. This includes returning the fish to the water as quickly as possible; using wet hands to handle the fish; supporting its weight in a horizontal position when the fish is out of the water; not holding the fish by the gill plate, eye or jaw; and reviving the fish if necessary by running it through the water head-first to allow water to flow over its gills. Learn more about snook by visiting www.MyFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Snook. Shell Point Academy Offers Class On Nature Of Southwest FloridaShell Points Academy of Lifelong Learning invites the public to attend a class presented by Sanibel author Charles Sobczak about the nature of Southwest Florida on Wednesday, July 11 at 9 a.m. This free presentation will take place in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community, however, space is very limited so reservations are required to attend. To reserve your spot, call 489-8472. Sobczak has written and published three books about the natural paradise in Southwest Florida, highlighting alligators, sharks, panthers, wildlife on Sanibel Island as well as wildlife on the gulf coast. All of his books are filled with wonderful photos and anecdotes which are presented in a serious yet humorous manner. This presentation will be an hour of pure nature appreciation, and Sobczaks books will be available for purchase after the class. As Floridians, we live in a paradise and have so many beautiful creatures and foliage around us, and we are so pleased that Charles will take us through this presentation to understand our natural neighbors, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. This is the second time we have had Mr. Sobczak with us to speak, and we know that those who attend will love what he has to offer. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. 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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 Birds Eye ViewWhen Alligators Are Dangerous, Part IIby Mark Bird WestallMost of you have probably heard that an airboat tour operator down in Everglades City recently got caught red-handed, soto-speak, by an alligator while he was feeding it. Will we never learn? I probably bore people with my constant claim that we have an innate desire to domesticate every animal we come across, and that is most efficiently done by feeding it. It actually feels good to feed wild animals... no matter what the consequences might be. As a result, our culture kind of tolerates the feeding behavior and, if the animal becomes dangerous, we punish the animal, not the person that created the problem. If society is faced with overwhelming evidence that trying to domesticate wild animals is usually bad for the animals and in some situations dangerous to humans, we drag our feet and rationalize until we are blue in the face when it comes to getting serious about stopping this behavior. Even if a law is passed, as with alligators, making it illegal to feed them, the law is so weak and unenforceable the police officer has to see the infraction in order to ticket the person.* Because of the difficulties of enforcement, I remember being on City Council and having a private conversation with the police chief at the time. I wanted more undercover work done by our police department and try and catch people in the act of feeding. The chief hemmed and hawed, claiming that if we actually caught someone, all that would really happen would be that some poor, dumb tourist would have a bad vacation experience, go home and never come back. And the next week, we would have another group of tourists come to the islands and we would have to start all over again. I replied that, yes, it would be too bad for that poor, dumb tourist. But if the community knew we were serious about stopping the feeding, every waiter or waitress on the island, every concierge on the island, everyone at the Chamber of Commerce would make sure they told every visitor, Whatever you do, dont feed the gators because theyll put your butt in jail! He finally said that his police officers had more important things to do than to try and catch people feeding gators (like there is so much crime on the island). I started getting a little upset and said, You know, if someone was going to these public places (usually a pond with a picnic table) and distributing cocaine to the community, I bet you would have undercover cops there in a second. I couldnt understand why the chief could see the drug situation as a threat to the people of Sanibel, but couldnt see that feeding alligators was worth the hassle. Ive seen two of my friends on the island killed by gators that I am positive had been fed before. I think it is because our species just really doesnt have a problem with people feeding animals... any animal. When a species becomes a problem due to the feeding, we think the solution is to kill what we have created. The current city program has killed somewhere around 300 gators on the island since 2004. And a lot of those were big gators. But people think that that makes them safe. It is a false feeling of security. The state program will not let an alligator be harvested until it is old enough to have a marketable hide. Now, they say they remove the bigger ones because they are more dangerous, which is true. But I think it has more to do with the fact that a small alligator wont make enough money for the trapper and perhaps more importantly a small alligator hasnt bred sufficiently enough to make sure that our deep, residential ponds will always have gators in them. We manage the alligator to thrive in our residential ponds as a renewable resource. Big alligators have value. But since the next generation grows about a foot a year, it doesnt take too long before the animal grows large enough that it could hurt someone. This program presents very little real danger to people, so long as the gators are not fed by people. But until we get serious about stopping the feeding, we will always have to worry about whether the gator we see behind our house has been turned into a monster or not. Maybe it will have to be like drunk drivers or cigarette smoking, where many people die as a result of our unwise behaviors before we really want to affect change. Wouldnt it be nice if along with the purge that Sanibel has seen concerning alligators, we also saw the people of the island and the City Council demand that the state make the penalties for feeding gators more severe? Sanibel cannot continue to claim that it is the environmentally-friendly community in Florida without a healthy alligator population, and the people that live on and visit the island will not be safe until we get serious about stopping the feeding! There has been some success in prosecuting people who were video-taped feeding alligators. If you see someone feeding a gator, take their picture with your cell phone. It might be usable as evidence. 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.
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ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201226 FWC, DEP, DACS Enhance Services On July 1, officers and staff from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (DACS) will be combined with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in a move directed by the Florida Legislature and approved by Gov. Rick Scott. The 145 new sworn officers will don FWC uniforms and integrate completely into the ranks of the FWC, resulting in more efficient service to Floridians and visitors. We will have more field-level officers available to respond to calls, said Col. Jim Brown, division director. New and current FWC officers will be expected to patrol state forests, state parks, wildlife management areas and state waters as a more efficient and effective team. The reorganization will save the state more than $3 million over the next five years and $1.28 million in recurring, annual savings. Through rearranging extra management and support positions, the consolidation will establish additional patrol and first-response capabilities and expand law enforcement coverage, Brown said. The public can expect to see FWC officers in state parks and state forests and call upon them for help. We will continue to provide excellent resource protection, boating-and-waterways services and public safety protection, Brown said. People should report fish and wildlife crimes, boating violations as well as environmental crimes and state park and state forest issues to the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. DEPs Bureau of Emergency Response (BER) will not move to the FWC, but will continue responding to emergency chemical spills and working with law enforcement on environmental crime matters at DEP. DEPs emergency numbers #DEP or 877-2-SAVEFL should be used to report environmental emergencies, such as oil and chemical spills. The consolidation of officers will provide a more extensive network of environmental crime law enforcement coverage throughout Florida, said BER Chief Gwen Keenan. DEPs Bureau of Emergency Response will continue to work closely with its law enforcement partners on environmental crime issues as it has done in the past. In 2011 the Florida Legislature created a Law Enforcement Consolidation Task Force, which met to develop work groups and evaluate functions of several law enforcement agencies. Ultimately, it recommended that DEPs Division of Law Enforcement be integrated into the FWCs Division of Law Enforcement. It also suggested that some personnel from the DACS Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement the officers assigned to patrol state forests and the investigator responsible for commercial aquaculture violations be incorporated. FWC officers in the field have been working alongside DEP and DACS officers for years, Brown added. The consolidation simply provides an official, more efficient method of serving the public. Lake Okeechobee Locks Reopen Thanks To Improved Water LevelsRainfall from Tropical Storm Debby increased the level of Lake Okeechobee to 12 feet NGVD on June 28, the threshold to reopen four navigation locks. The locks resumed on-demand service as of July 2. The reopened locks include: S-135 at J&S Fish Camp, Martin County G-36 at Henry Creek, Okeechobee County S-127 at Buckhead Ridge, Glades County S-131 at Lakeport, Glades County The locks can remain in service as long as the lake remains above 12 feet NGVD. Following is the status of other area navigation locks: The S-193 Lock, located on Taylor Creek on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee, is closed due to ongoing renovation work to refurbish the lock and ensure decades of reliable service. It is scheduled to reopen in the fall. On the south shore of Lake Okeechobee, the S-310 navigation lock at Clewiston is currently secured in the open position. The navigation lock becomes operational and is staffed by a lock tender when lake levels reach 15.5 feet NGVD and higher. Navigation locks operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which includes locks on the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Canal, are also impacted by lowerthan-normal water levels. Information for those navigation locks may be obtained by calling the Corps South Florida Operations Office at 863-983-8101. For a guide to recreation sites on Lake Okeechobee, including boat ramps and public parks, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. For more information, call the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at 863-462-5260 or the Orlando Service Center at 407858-6100. Bonsai Society To Take Tour Of Member HomesBonsai enthusiasts and members of The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida will hold their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, July 21 at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) Building, 6281 Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers, beginning at 9 a.m. After a short business meeting, the members will form carpools and tour four bonsai sites at members homes. The final stop will be to view the collection at Wigerts Nursery in North Fort Myers. The public is invited to attend the meeting. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the meeting. Additional information about the event may be obtained by calling Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. 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27 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 FWC Approves Long-Term Plan To Conserve Florida Black BearA plan for long-term conservation of the Florida black bear, whose population is estimated at more than 3,000 today, compared with as few as 300 in the 1970s, was approved today by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The Florida bear population is thriving. That is the success story, but we still have a lot of education to do, FWC Commission Chairman Kathy Barco said. Everyone loves bears, but not everyone wants them in their backyard. When people call to say, Relocate this bear, we need to help that neighborhood learn the ways to coexist with the bear take care of your garbage, dog food and bird feeders. The Florida Black Bear Management Plan, available online at MyFWC.com/Bear, encourages public input into bear management decisions at the local level. When implemented, the plan will help the FWC find solutions that best fit the challenges facing both people and bears in different parts of the state. Bear populations in some areas are thriving, while populations in other places still are recovering. If we all work together to promote these protections, we can expand upon this great day today, said FWC Commissioner Ron Bergeron. Challenges addressed by the Black Bear Management Plan include: Maintaining wildlife habitats and corridors on public and private lands that accommodate bears large home ranges of up to 60,000 acres and allow bears to roam safely. Reducing human-bear conflicts, through use of bear-proof cans for garbage and proper storage of birdseed and pet food, which can be irresistibly mouthwatering treats for bears. Educating Floridians and visitors about black bear behavior and conservation, and how to remain safe if a bear comes into your yard or if you encounter a bear. To find out more, go to www.MyFWC.com/Bear. Seven bear management units (BMUs) will be created, with each unit containing a geographically distinct bear subpopulation and a local advisory group of stakeholders interested in issues such as creating Bear Smart communities. The states largest land mammal is a subspecies of the American black bear and had been listed as a state-threatened species since 1974. Successful conservation of the Florida black bear was confirmed by the FWCs 2011 Biological Status Review, which reported the bear to be no longer at high risk of extinction. While commissioners passed a rule to remove the black bear from the list of statethreatened species, they also adopted a separate new rule stating it is still illegal to injure or kill a bear in this state, or possess or sell bear parts. The public and stakeholder groups participated extensively in developing Floridas bear management plan: A diversity of stakeholders provided input into the original draft bear management plan released on November 10, 2011. More than 550 public comments were received on the draft plan and revised draft plan, with a majority of suggestions used by the FWC to improve the plan. Additionally, more than 5,400 email form letters were received from Floridians. Two rounds of public comment were made available: from November 10, 2011 through January 10, 2012, on the draft plan, during which time four public workshops also were held, and from April 13 until June 1, 2012, on the revised draft plan. The Florida black bear is among the 62 wildlife species that soon will join the list of species, like the bald eagle, already under an FWC management plan. Floridas new threatened species conservation model requires that management plans be created for all species that have been state-listed and that plans be updated at specified intervals. Those management plans give citizens an active role in Floridas efforts to conserve its diverse wildlife for future generations. A Florida black bear recently spent a year roaming around Sanibel Island 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: Taylor Stokes 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.
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201228 Sanibel-Captiva Art League Island Art ExhibitSanibel-Captiva Art Leagues annual Summer Art Show continues at Sanibel Public Library during regular hours. There are more than 50 large and small paintings of landscapes, still life, birds and animals, flowers, portraits and abstracts in a variety of media including watercolor, pastel, acrylic, oil and digital imagery. The Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, is located next to City Hall. The Art League members paintings are inspired by sparkling tropical light reflecting the blue and azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the vast beaches along with many large preserves of native vegetation, interior wetlands and abundant birds and wildlife. Over 40 years ago, the Art League began with a group artists meeting to support and encourage each other. The membership of beginning and professional artists has grown considerably over the years. Some participate only during a brief vacation. Visitors are always welcome to the seasonal weekly outdoor paint-outs, monthly meetings and non-instructed portrait workshops. The Art Leagues business meetings are brief and are followed by programs such as a demonstration presented by a guest artist who is experienced in a variety of skills, an introduction to innovative new art techniques or a presentation on one of the aspects of art history. The Art Leagues mission is to provide encouragement, education and enrichment in the visual arts at no cost to the community. For more Art League information, write to P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957 or log on to www.sancapart. com. Randon Eddy Jaye Boswell Pat Rochester 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 Casual Beachfront Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine With Live Entertainment New Business of the Year Award 2012 Winner of
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ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201230 Call To Artists For BIG ARTS World Of Fashion ExhibitionBIG ARTS invites artists to submit entries for its juried World of Fashion exhibit, which runs October 15 through December 1. The exhibit will feature images of the world of fashion and its influence on contemporary life. Entries must be delivered to BIG ARTS on Friday, October 12 from 9 a.m. to noon and cannot be accepted prior to this receiving date and time. Juror is modernist painter Veron Ennis. Ennis is also an arts journalist, art critic and director of UNIT A Contemporary Art Space in downtown Fort Myers. More information about this exhibit is available at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, or online at www.BIGARTS.org. There will be a Jurors Talk offered on Friday, October 12 at 2:30 p.m. A reception and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, November 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Using any type of artistic medium, an artist may submit up to two entries for consideration. All entries must be original and may not have been previously shown at BIG ARTS. There is no size limitation for two dimensional artwork; 3-D pieces are limited to 60 inches in any direction. All work must be ready for proper hanging and display. The fee to enter up to two entries is $25 for BIG ARTS members and $35 for non-members. All works must be available for sale and priced. No artwork shall be removed until close of show. For additional information about this exhibit, BIG ARTS events and membership, or to sign up for workshops, call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Detail from fine art quilt, Red Quilt II, created by Eliza Brewster Teen VIP After-Hours Program Funsubmitted by Cathy CangelosiIsland teens and tweens participated in an alphabet scavenger hunt at the Sanibel Public Library last week during the VIP After-Hours Program. Youth librarian Barb Dunkle had the kids search within the library for items and then spell out the first letter of the word for the item they found using their bodies. Five teams of kids were given their scavenger hunt list and had to use their cell phones or cameras to take pictures of their group showing their finds. The teens proved to be quite imaginative with their findings and in forming their letters. An umbrella was hidden in plain sight by Ms. Barb, but the kids found an umbrella painted on the mural in the childrens area. The letter Q was for quackers, and a line of rubber ducks could not hold the teens back from completing their search. They even found library staff member Wendy Lambrix, who was the answer for the clue to the letter W. The youngsters showed even more wit by using books and puzzles to complete their searches if they could not find an object on the list. Every team completed their search successfully and enjoyed a pizza snack, just to add to their fun. Teen VIP After-Hours group meets on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. Activities and snacks are provided. (Teens and tweens only, please.) For more information about programs, call 472-2483 or visit www.sanlib.org. Last weeks VIP After-Hours group, who took part in an alphabet scavenger hunt Teens and tweens having a great time Wendy Lambrix and two clever teens Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on
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The law made it a misdemeanor to teach any theory that denied the story of the Divine Creation of man. On July 12, 1933, the first threewheeled, multi-directional Dymaxion car is manufactured in Bridgeport, Conn. Part aircraft, part automobile, it had wings that inflated and a tail fin. It had a steel chassis, a body made of ash wood, an aluminum skin and a painted canvas roof. The Dymaxion was designed to reach a speed of 120 mph and average 28 mpg. On July 15, 1941, master spy Juan Pujol Garcia, nicknamed Garbo, sends his first communique to Germany from Britain. The disinformation the double agent transmitted to Germany was fabricated by the British. In June 1944, he managed to convince Hitler that the D-Day invasion of Normandy was just a diversionary maneuver. On July 13, 1955, model and nightclub manger Ruth Ellis is executed by hanging in London for the murder of boyfriend David Blakely. She was the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom. Ellis, 29, did not help her case when during her trial she stated, It was obvious that when I shot him I intended to kill him. It was ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius who made the following sage observation: It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change. The 1,000 most common words in English make up approximately 90 percent of all writing in the language. If youre planning a trip Down Under, be sure you save some time for the Australian state of Tasmania. In the capital, Derwent, is the critically acclaimed Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA. One of the unusual -I would even venture to say unique in the world -offerings is the after-hours naturist tour. Yes, that means naked. A naked tour guide leads naked tourists through the museum. Even the security guards are naked. You may be surprised to learn that hot and cold running water has been around for thousands of years. Members of the upper class in ancient Egypt used copper tubing to pipe it into their homes. The oldest goldfish on record lived 41 years. His name was Fred. According to the U.S. Census, the Pacific states (including Hawaii) are home to the men with the longest life expectancy, while women tend to live longer in the South. If one or both of your parents were sleepwalkers, youre more prone to nocturnal wanderings yourself. In the late 1960s, J.I. Rodale, creator of Prevention magazine, was invited to be a guest on the Dick Cavett Show. After talking confidently about his good health and predicting that he would live to be 100, he seemed to doze off. The host and another guest chuckled a bit about the apparent nap, until they realized that Rodale had died. Needless to say, the show never aired. I would have made a good Pope. -Richard Nixon THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY34 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012
35 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012Edison & Ford Winter Estates July ProgramsIn addition to tours and regular activities at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, there are special programs and activities to engage both visitors and residents throughout the month. July is highlighted with the a new museum program and demonstrations, Henry Fords birthday celebration, Garden Talks, the continuation of the Edison Ford Tour, Lunch & River Cruise on Wednesdays and Thursdays as well as a variety of other special programs throughout the month. Call 334-7419 for additional information. The July schedule of programs and events include: Monthly Volunteer Meeting July 10 at 9:30 a.m. Edison Ford curatorial staff will discuss The Legacy of Henry Fords Cars and Engines in the Edison Ford Museum. The meeting is open to current Edison Ford volunteers as well as prospective volunteers and the public. For questions and additional information, contact the volunteer department at 334-7419. Garden Talk: Tropical Fruits July 14 at 9 a.m. Throughout the Edison Ford gardens tropical fruits are plentiful with many typical varieties of fruits known to thrive in Florida including mangoes, avocados and starfruit; and several lesser known varieties including black sapote, Barbados cherry and lychees. Join Edison Ford horticultural garden staff and learn varieties that are best suited for Southwest Florida and how to plant for success and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Reservations not required. Edison Ford members are free, non-members $5. Participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. When Music Was Magic... Edisons Phonographs July 16, 20, 23 and 27 at 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. Thomas Edisons favorite invention, of the 1,093 patents he held his lifetime, was the phonograph. Join Edisonia expert and author, John Kurdyla and curatorial volunteer Fred Stebbins for hands-on presentations and demonstrations of the phonograph. Visiting from Padova, Italy, Kurdyla has one of the largest private collections of Edison phonographs and is considered one of the top experts in the field of Edison recorded sound. Program is free with paid admission and Edison Ford members are free. Happy Birthday Henry Ford July 30 July 30th marks the 149th birthday of Henry Ford and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is celebrating the day with antique car program lectures, museum demonstrations and 10 percent off Ford items in the museum store and Ford Cottage Shoppe. Join Edison Ford curatorial staff at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. for a presentation on The Legacy of Henry Fords Cars and Engines in the Edison Ford Museum. Lectures are free with paid admission to the Edison Ford Museum and Lab. Edison Ford Tour, Lunch, & River Cruise Wednesdays and Thursdays (throughout the day, weather permitting) Visitors to the Edison Ford will enjoy an audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, Museum and Lab; boat cruise on the Caloosahatchee River as well as tour of the river with naturalist commentary; and buffet lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, overlooking the river. Cost for adults is $45; children 12 and under are $35. Edison Ford Garden Tour Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Join Edison Ford horticultural garden staff to experience the 20 acres of gardens of the Edison and Ford families in a whole new way. Thomas Edison designed the gardens of his winter estate for many purposes including research. Mina Edison, a leader in community garden and beautification councils, planted for beauty. The new tour combines the history of the site and landscape, as well as advice on gardening from expert staff. Cost for Edison Ford members is free; non-members are $40. The tour includes an audio wand. Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp Registration is still open for Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp. Camps are separated by grade levels: first to third and fourth to sixth. Students in the seventh grade and above can qualify as Summer Camp counselors. Registration for Edison Ford members is $200; nonmembers are $230. July 9 to 13 Eager Engineers (waiting list) July 16 to 20 Time Travelers July 23 to 27 Physics In Motion July 30 to August 3 Smarts In Arts & Science For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The July 14 Garden Talk will feature tropical fruits Henry Fords birthday celebration will include special programs throughout July Florida Residents Get 2-For-1 Tours Of Burroughs HomeLiving history tours of the historic Burroughs Home will be offered to Florida residents during July with a 2-for-1 price. Join the homes docents as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers oldest homes. Tours will be held each Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during July. One tour each day begins at 11 a.m. and continues to 12:15. Reservations are requested for the Georgian Revival Mansion. Tickets for adults are $12; seniors, $10; children six to 12, $5; and those five and under are free. The Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street, has come alive under the management of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The guided tour includes a walk among live oaks and lush gardens, with an opportunity to relax in a rocking chair on the veranda while watching the Caloosahatchee River roll by. Built in 1901, the Burroughs Home was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts, and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife Adeline await visitors who want to take a step back in time. Check the Burroughs Home website, http://burroughshome.com/events.cfm for more information. Appointments can be made for groups of eight or more. Reservations for any of the tours may be made by contacting Christine@burroughshome.com. The Burroughs Home Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201236 Library Hosts Mini Parade Float Contestby Jeff LysiakSome lingering rain and winds from Tropical Storm Debby didnt deter a group of youngsters from participating in the Sanibel Public Librarys 10th annual Mini Parade Float Contest, held on June 26 in the childrens area of the library. A total of 21 entries were submitted into the competition, and each child submitting an entry received a prize. Following the theme We Salute The #1 Vacation Destination, kids made their own versions of parade floats out of shoe boxes and similar-sized cardboard containers, then decorated the floats using their own creativity. We usually get about 27 or 28 entries, so its not too far off. Im sure the weather played a factor and kept a few people away, said Barb Dunkle, the librarys youth services coordinator and emcee of the event. Following the judging of the entries, Dunkle handed out prizes to each entrant, which included coupons for ice cream and gift certificates to Sanibel A crowd of youngsters await the results of the Mini Parade Float Contest Jessica McKee, 6, took top prize in her age category as well as Best In Show for her suitcase-shaped entry Gunnar Philbert, 7, won his age group Jordan McKee, 4, won her age group Miss Barb handed out awards to the top three entries in each category Start Training Today For Captiva TriathlonSay the word triathlon and what comes to mind? For many, that conjures thoughts of ultra-distance races such as the Ironman high-energy and high-endurance events for the well trained and super-fit athlete. But there are triathlons for those just starting out, races for the rest of us called sprint triathlons. With a little preparation, the sprint-length tri is doable for most people. A local case-in-point is the Galloway Captiva Triathlon, a swim/bike/run combination event in mid-September. The swim is a one-quarter mile, or less than 18 lengths of a junior Olympic pool. The bike portion is 10 miles and the run is a 5K. The whole thing can be done in between one and two hours. If you want to try a tri, theres no better time or place. There are three reasons to start training now and they all revolve around fun: Get used to the climate Every triathlon has at least one challenge. In Southwest Florida, we dont have mountains to climb, but we do have hot weather. Getting your body used to swimming, bicycling and running in warm weather makes race day all that much more fun. One of the reasons the race begins at 7:15 a.m. is to take advantage of the coolest part of the day, but you still want to be acclimated to the temperatures before you start. Get used to the distances First you need to get used to the individual distances of the three legs of the race. Just like everything else in life, youll feel more comfortable competing if you know youve done the distances. You can focus on the fun of the race rather than the endurance. Get used to the parts of the race Once you get used to the distances, you need to work on combining the parts so you feel comfortable with each one. Going from one part of the race to the next builds confidence as well as stamina. If youre not feeling comfortable with all the parts, but are intrigued about participating, an alternative to consider is to find two other people and form a relay team. Like to swim, but not so into cycling or running? Maybe you like to run, but not so much with the swimming? Putting together a relay team where you split up the race can be a lot of fun and can be a great way to be a part of the triathlon for the first time. Finally, include a friend in your training. Swimming, running or cycling with a friend is a good way to have fun together, burn up some calories and prepare for the race. When you register for the Galloway Captiva Tri, youll also start receiving biweekly coaching tips from USA Triathlon Level 2 coach Angie Ferguson, president of Geared Up, the official coaching sponsor. Ferguson brings years of experience as both a multisport coach and a seasoned triathlete (including 18 Ironmans) to her training advice. She will also be conducting on-site clinics before the Sunday, September 16 race to help both novices and seasoned athletes get their bearings. Want to make your kids part of the fun? Theres a race for them, too. The Childrens Tri will be held on Saturday, September 15, with two different age groups (ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 13) on a shorter course. Both adult and children athletes can find out more details and register online at www.captivatri.org.
Island Books & Gifts. The contests Best Of Show winner, created by 6-year-old Jessica McKee, resembled a world-traveled suitcase adorned with bumper stickers, a palm tree, sun, stars and an American flag in the shape of the United States. My mom helped me come up with the idea, said McKee. I think its cute that it looks like a great big suitcase. Dunkle was also impressed by the quality and creativity shown in this years group of entries. It was sort of a difficult theme for some of the younger kids to work with, but I think all of them did very well, she added. Some of the entries in the Mini Parade Float Contest were quite creative (above and below) Judges Kyle Luiten, left, and Cathy Cangelosi discuss their favorite entries Dahlia Dry, left, and Seth Lehrer served as judges for the contest37 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Sanibel Writer Publishes Mystery Novel On AmazonMichael Hannan, a year-round Sanibel resident, has recently published a mystery novel, titled Scrambled Eggs. Though fiction, the story is based on the oeuvres de fantasie that Carl Faberg created for Tsars Alexander III and his son Nicholas II of Russia. The story is about the theft of seven Faberg Imperial Eggs. It is part of a series involving an unlikely team of misfits who recover stolen art for a finders fee. The teams leader is Mick Keagan, former fundraiser for the IRA, former Boston private school English teacher, and current owner and operator of Beyond Good And Evil, an upscale inn in Lake Placid, New York. Keagan is joined by Kelly ONeill, his one true love a fey, Irish beauty who still lives in Ireland and now works for Sinn Fin as a computer expert and information analyst. The third and most unlikely member of the team is Niles, a former Captain in 14 Int, the intelligence arm of SASs Unit 22, who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Finally, there is Teal, who is hiding out with his 13-year-old daughter, Anjali, from his past in south Louisiana. The novel begins with the theft of the Danish Jubilee Egg in Paris, moves to New York, Lake Placid, Woodstock, Vermont, Chicago and south Louisiana before returning to its conclusion at Beyond Good And Evil. While currently only available to Kindle users ($4.99 per download), a printed version of Scrambled Eggs will soon follow (priced at $14.99). Katie Adams To Perform At Captiva LibraryOn Thursday, July 12 at 3 p.m., popular storyteller and entertainer Katie Adams will perform at the Captiva Memorial Library. The night sky is full of constellations, the star stories of ancient Greece. Adams will perform Greek myths with colorful shadow puppets, storytelling and audience participation. Dream big and see mythology come to life. This program is free of charge and open to all. Also, if you are signed up for summer reading and your assigned lucky number comes up on the library display, you win a special prize. For a complete schedule of events or more information about summer reading, family fun and teen programs at the Captiva Memorial Library, go to the Lee County Library Systems website at http://library.lee-county.com, visit the Captiva Memorial Library or call 533 4890.
38 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Dancing And Silly Putty Fun 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. Last week, the campers learned a routine from The Will Rogers Follies, and wrote and performed western skits. This arts camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., through July 27. Activities include acrylic painting, ceramics, dance, photography, puppetry, improvisational acting, music appreciation, film editing, folk art and general arts and crafts. Tuition for campers entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall is $130 per week. If attending three or more weeks, the cost is reduced to $115 per week. Middle and high school students have the option to attend camp solely as a student or select to participate in the fine arts apprentice program, spending half the day as a Tiffany Campbells class incorporates Silly Putty Bobby Logues dancing class learns a couple of disco moves An Evening Of Art & Blues At EdisonAn Evening of Art & Blues, an opening exhibit reception at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College, will take place on Friday, July 13. This is the 25th annual Arts for ACT 2012 Fine Art Auction fundraiser benefitting Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., the domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking center serving Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. ACT, Inc. is a non-profit agency with two shelters in Lee County housing adult victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking for the past 34 years. Incidents of domestic violence have increased over the past year while funding for our agency has declined due to the declining economy. The theme for this years gala event is An Evening of Art and Blues. The first preview of both the live and silent auctions artwork will be held from 6 to 8 pm. Enjoy wine and hors doeuvres, preview over 60 pieces of art, trips and more in the live auction including an original Darryl Pottorf, a print by Robert Rauschenberg, and a one-of-a-kind necklace designed by Mark Loren. Preview over 70 pieces of silent auction art, which is available for purchase that night and while they are hanging at the college. Six Artists of ACT were picked to be featured artists, including Stephen Gray Blancett, David Belling, Tracy OwenCullimore, Lennie Jones, Christine Reichow and Paul Rodino. Stephen Gray Blancetts artwork was selected as the featured piece for this years auction. This limited edition poster, titled Singing The Blues, will be available for purchase for $20. Each poster is signed and numbered by the artist. The Six Artists of ACT postcard packs are available for $10 per pack or individual postcards are available for $3 each. The preview reception is free and open to the general public. Call Jennifer Benton or Claudia Goode at 939-2553 for more information. Stretch and Grow by Christine Reichow Singing the Blues by Stephen Blancett Rock it by Lennie Jones
39 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Buying, Selling or just want to chat... TALK TO CHUCK! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... TALK TO CHUCK! Great Service... Great Dedication... Great Results!!! Great Service... Great Dedication... Great Results!!! 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 Chuck BergstromISLAND RESIDENT, REALTORWWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. Lg, pool on approx. 1 acre parcel across from the beach. Lg, pool on approx. 1 acre parcel across from the beach. $2,595,000 $2,595,0004203 Dingman Dr. 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... $599,000 $599,000476 Las Tiendas Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Great location... only a short walk to the beach. Great location... only a short walk to the beach. $629,000 $629,000673 East Rocks 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. Beautifully furnished two story home. Beautifully furnished two story home. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... $729,000 $729,000557 N. Yachtsman 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Beautifully landscaped. Weekly rentals. Beautifully landscaped. Weekly rentals. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Boat dockage available to owners. Boat dockage available to owners. $249,000 $249,000Tennis Place C-35 Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. $599,000 $599,0009319 Kincaid Court 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Screened lanai. Great weekly rentals! Screened lanai. Great weekly rentals! Under building parking and storage. Under building parking and storage. $799,900 $799,900Pine Cove 1Astudent 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. Tuition assistance is available; contact BIG ARTS for an application. Sponsor Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, L.A.T. Foundation and SanibelCaptiva Community Bank. For further information on registration for Summer Arts Camp or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Sophia Sbarra works with clayGrand Floridian Society Orchestra At Shell Points Summer Concert SeriesShell Point Retirement Community welcomes the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra as part of its third annual Summer Music Series. This concert will take place on Monday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra is a popular attraction for visitors to Disney World, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. The concert will offer the toetapping sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra and we know audience members will hear why Disney resort guests return year after year for this fantastic group of performers. Coming from Walt Disney Worlds Grand Floridian Resort is the ever popular Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, under the leadership of Mr. Pat Doyle. This orchestra features some of the countrys finest musicians who have been entertaining guests for the past 25 years. Tickets are currently on sale, priced at $15 each. To purchase tickets, visit www. shellpoint.org/concerts. For additional information about the concert series, call 4542067. The Grand Floridian Orchestra
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201240 by Anne MitchellFamily fun days are in full swing this summer at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. While club members receive a discount, these events are open to the public as well. The activities offer various ways for families to have some quality time together. The events are specially priced as an encouragement and will be available until the end of August. Here is the summer schedule: Junior camps for golf and tennis run through August 10 and include instruction for children by PGA and USTPA/ USTPR certified pros. The camps are for children age five to 14 and other sports are included such as soccer, volleyball, hockey, art, theater and water sports. Rates range from $92 to $200 a week. Some programs run in multi-week sessions, so call for more details. An advanced Golf Academy program will take place as a three-week session July 16 through August 3. The Dunes Kids Summer Camp operates Monday through Friday and includes golf, tennis, team sports, arts and crafts and pool play. Kids tennis clinics are held daily from 8 to 9 a.m. and Just for Kids golf clinics are on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Other events include: Family Golf Sunday with $10 cart fees from 1 to 3 p.m. for members. Children even the score by hitting their golf balls from the fairways. The tennis courts are open for adults, children and families on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. The Nine and Dine scramble round robin and dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for both tennis and golf. Price is $35. Penny Play Date on Thursdays allows children to eat and play for pennies at The Dunes pool from 5 to 7 p.m. Family Golf Friday with $10 cart fees is from 1 to 3 p.m. for members. The Dunes is at 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel; phone 472-3355 for more information or to register for camps and events. If youre like me, when in a supermarket, I tend to look only at the category of items Im shopping for and dont give much attention to all the other products on the shelves. Most of us get into a rut, failing to discover new tastes or realize how much more there is to check out. This occurred to me recently when, on one of those blissfully slow summer days, I visited Baileys General Store on Sanibel without a shopping list, not even an agenda. Baileys often surprises me with the variety of its offerings, both in the grocery and the hardware departments. So I decided to simply wander around just for the heck of it. I was impressed by the range of ethnic foods Baileys carries. As a Brit myself, I sometimes crave the tastes of the homeland, things like pickled onions and rich tea biscuits. And there they were on the shelf, along with cans of Heinz treacle sponge pudding, UK-style Heinz tomato soup (it really does taste different than the American version) and baked beans. You might think tomato soup and baked beans are the same worldwide, but believe me when I say theres a subtle difference. Its the same reason that Americans tend to prefer Hersheys chocolate over Cadburys they grew up with it and tastes can evoke fond memories. Also, there were small black jars of Marmite, a dark yeast extract that tastes like beef and is spread on buttered toast. It is beloved of Brits young and old though unpalatable to many Americans. In the same section, there is an impressive array of Indian foods, a selection that I thought was only available at specialty food stores off-island. Baileys carries a selection of Patak sauces to form the base of a chicken, meat or seafood dish. They include sauces such as Madras, Vindaloo, Jalfrezi and Biriyani as well as Butter Chicken and Tikka Masala. I have used them and they are delicious. You may also find traditional nan breads to accompany your Indian meal. Move on down the aisle and youll find plenty of Thai and Chinese ingredients too and even some French sodas. In the hardware department, theres clothing, beach items, housewares and knick-knacks as well as tools, nuts and bolts, and paint. What caught my eye was a display of cooling headwear by Blu Bandoo, in colorful prints and solids. There are headbands and visors and you just soak them in water for a few minutes and crystals inside are activated to form a cooling effect. They can be used over and over. The idea is not new, but I havent seen them around for a long time. Among the many styles of hats are lightweight mens back flap hats to protect the neck. They have a wide brim, come in two neutral colors and adjust by means of a toggle. For children, there are Color-in Kids T-shirts that come with a set of colored markers. Youngsters can color in turtles and other critters. The color comes out in the wash so they can do it over and over. Baileys also has a cool selection of quick-dry, long swim shorts in tropical and surfer-style prints. They are inexpensive at $19.99. Shop at Palm Ridge Plaza in July and take part in a poker game in which you can win $100 each week for four weeks. Anyone who spends at least $5 in five different stores and businesses receives one playing card per purchase. All the hands played are posted weekly on the window of the Island Book Nook. There are more than a dozen businesses in the plaza at 2330 Palm Ridge Road. Turn your hand in at the Island Book Nook by 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. Just a reminder that the big annual sale at Comfort by Design in the Lime Tree Center continues this week. It began last week and will keep going indefinitely. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment most nights. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, dancing to Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Monday, popular and classic smooth music and dancing; Tuesday, popular and classic smooth music and dancing; Wednesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals; Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will present the Sand Fleas on Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Taylor Stokes will play Tuesday and Wednesday, July 10 and 11. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays Alexei Sivsov and his daughter Anicca take part in The Dunes family golf, which is held on Fridays and Sundays Around The Islands With AnneThe Dunes Offers Family Fun Programs; Discover Exotic Foods On Baileys Shelves Youngsters at the summer camp at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club get a ride on a tractor A golf clinic for youngsters in session at The Dunes. The clinics will continue through August.
41 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment as follows: Wednesdays, Robbie Hutto, guitar and vocals; Thursdays Karaoke; Fridays, Anthony Wayne. All performances start at 8 p.m. except Karaoke, which starts at 9 p.m. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Keylime Bistro features live music days and nights seven days a week. New to the line-up is Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro is at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, phone 395-4000. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 395-2299. May Airport TrafficDuring the month of May, 531,946 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 9.5 percent compared to May 2011. Yearto-date, passenger traffic is down 6.2 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in May was Delta with 143,649 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (87,665), AirTran (69,239), JetBlue (53,962) and US Airways (49,667). Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,646 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 11 percent compared to May 2011. Page Field saw 7,059 movements, a 19.7 percent increase from May 2011. In addition, nearly 2.9 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in May 2012, an increase of 16.8 percent compared to May 2011. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, log onto www. flylcpa.com. Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. FINANCIAL CARE SERVICES FOR SENIORS Bill Pay Banking Taxes InsurancePersonal Service Sets Us Apart. Call Today 239.472.1323The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite J2, Sanibel Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownSanibel in Summerby DL Brownwedded to the sea washed by salted air birded and greened clouded beneath bright skies shored by sand and shell to the wave watered under around and over scampered by raccoons on grass and palm wandered by egrets on sand and field lurked by lizards on stone and bush perfumed by plumeriaand I, browned by the sunning sky drunk on the raining air of July feel as high as the frigates fly Don Brown, retired architect and native Floridian, is author of Florida Scrub Country, Joy in the Moment and Passage Through Mangroves, poetry books available from Sanibel and Captiva Libraries. His books can be browsed online at iUniverse.com/bookstore. He is poet laureate of the MIT Class of 1951. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James 2. Down at the Golden Coin by Kim Strickland 3. Fifty Shades Freed by EL James 4. Historic Sanibel and Captiva by Jerri Magg 5. Chasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White 6. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 7. Fifty Shades Darker by EL James 8. Sanibel and Captiva Our Island in the Sun by Jim George and Jim Anderson 9. In the Woods by Tana French 10. Bubble Moment by Katie Gardenia Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. 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
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201242 The Sanctuary Golf Club Raising Money For The Sanibel SchoolThe annual golf outing fundraiser for The Sanibel School has been set for Saturday, October 6. Beginning this year, the Sanibel School Fund and Sanibel School PTA are joining forces to help raise the money needed to maintain the quality of the school, and its status on the top of the list of the State of Floridas Department of Education ranking of elementary-middle schools. The Blue Ribbon Golf Classic, held at The Sanctuary Golf Club, will include golf, dinner and prizes. The fundraiser will help pay for programs such as foreign-language instruction and technology enhancements. Parent and community support for these programs have helped The Sanibel School earn the Blue Ribbon designation from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as an A rating, for the past 11 years. Sponsorship opportunities are available for both the Blue Ribbon Golf Classic and The Schools Seahorse Festival, which will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013. For sponsorship opportunities for both events and other information, contact Paige Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org. The fourth hole at The Sanctuary Golf Club Rec Department Names Volunteer Of The MonthThe City of Sanibel Recreation Department would like to recognize Volunteer of the Month Dr. Paul Duval. Duval has been a volunteer at the Center 4 Life for 10 years. His favorite way to volunteer his time is grilling hot dogs with friends every Wednesday. He enjoys being able to help others while making new friends. When asked how volunteering has impacted his life, Duval responded, Its made me a more friendly person and has helped me connect to the community. Duval moved to Sanibel in 1997 from Massachusetts. He enjoys all of the wildlife and natural environment on the island. Duval practiced dentistry for 30 years. He has four children and four grandchildren. Volunteer opportunities are now available. For information on joining your friends and neighbors who serve as Recreation Center volunteers, call 4720345. Dr. Paul DuvalBeachview Golf Scramble WinnersAfter a few days of cloudy skies and wind, 11 teams came out for a sunny evening at Beachview Golf Course. The scores were close and three teams tied for first place. Taking top honors in a match of scorecards were first timers Roger Blouin, Barbara Chappell and Lisa and Bruce Cochrane. With each golfer taking a shot at the Timbers/Sanibel Grill closest to the pin contest, Rob Bowman won with a shot just over a foot away. Roger Blouin, Barbara Chappell, Lisa and Bruce Cochrane Rob BowmanSend your editorial copy to:email@example.com
43 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 New Session Of Tai Chi ClassesA new session of tai chi classes with Dr. Marc Rowe is now being offered at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese form of soft-style martial art exercise that is based on slow, fluid movements. Dr. Rowes instruction focuses on maintaining ones center of gravity while improving flexibility and muscle tone. Tai chi is an excellent way to reduce stress and generate mental calmness and clarity. Participants are encouraged to wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. Cost for the six-week session is only $40 for Sanibel Recreation Center members and $50 for non-members. Space is limited so be sure to register in advance. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Previous tai chi session at the Sanibel Recreation Center Rec Center Selling Sanibel Bear T-ShirtsPreserve the memory of the once in a lifetime presence of the Florida black bear on Sanibel by purchasing a limited edition Florida Black Bear, Sanibel Tour 2012 T-shirt. Available exclusively at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, these shirts are only $15 for adult sizes, available in white or sky blue. All proceeds support the City of Sanibels youth recreation programming. They accept phone orders and credit cards and will also ship T-shirts. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Example of the front and back of the Sanibel black bear T-shirt Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference David Anderson Office Manager & Closing Coordinator Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator & Notary Susan Andrews Realtor Broker Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate 1/2+acre canal parcel with patio dock on Limpet Dr $899K Lot on cul-de-sac in Sanibel Bayous on Umbrella Pool $449K 3-bedroom townhouse golf & tennis community $324.9K Sand Castle Rd lot in The Dunes golf & tennis community $299K Facing gulf at Sandalfoot with income & low fees $699K Large charming near-beach canal home with dock & pool $899K Beautifully-remodeled club suite at Sundial Resort $349.9K Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com SanibelSusan.com 472-HOME(4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way Suite 3 at Sanibel Square Compass Point 2 bedrm with den & income, on beach $899K Cozy beach cottage, just steps from gulf access path $499K Island Woods lot, community pool & tennis $249K Lot in Sanibel River Estates near deeded beach access $179K Near-beach east-end condo at Colony Resort $149K The number of Sanibel sales to-date well exceeds 2011. If you are a buyer waiting on the sidelines, BUY NOW. The tide is turning!
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201244 PGA TipsHow To Enjoy Golfby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalGolf is one of the most fun things I think you can do to on a beautiful day in Southwest Florida. Spending a day in the sunshine with friends or family, getting some much needed exercise while challenging myself to improve at the game is why I play golf. Why do you play golf? Score? To win money? I see people every day come to play golf at The Dunes. Most are here for different reasons. Lets identify why you love to play golf and find that happy place more often. If I told you that you were going to spend a bunch of money and your valuable time to be miserable, the line wouldnt be very long. Here are a few tips to enjoy golf: 1. Never set a target score before teeing off. The easiest way to disappoint yourself before you even start is to set an acceptable score for happiness (telling yourself that you have to break 100, 90, 80, etc. to be happy with the round). Every day has different scoring conditions. I have shot 83s in terrible conditions that were better rounds than any of the 70s I have shot. 2. My score does not dictate my mood However, my mood often dictates my score. Accept the challenge of the game and keep in mind that no matter how good you get you will see where you could have done even better every time you play. This process never ends. 3. None of my friends are my friends because of my golf skill. If I have to shoot 68 for a certain player or group of players to like me, I will settle for my usual 74 and the friends I already have. 4. Laugh at your next bad shot. The only time to be mad if you hit a shot in the water is if you tried to. You probably didnt try to, so, accept your failures. No matter how good you get, it wont be your last bad shot. Watch golf on TV. Those guys hit it all over the place, too. A good recovery shot makes me happier than anything! 5. Give yourself a break. Not many people reading this article play golf for a living. For the amount of time you get to play and the amount of practice you probably do, the chance of beating your buddy who is scratch is pretty small. Play with that person because you like them or like to spend time with them and see if maybe by watching them you can pick something up that can help you. 6. Play a shorter set of tees. It is a lot more fun to have shorter clubs into the greens than longer ones. Find a distance that you can handle and enjoy the game from there. The USGA handicap system gives a way to play a fair game between golfers from any set of tees with any handicap. Again, none of my friends are my friends because I play the back tees. Very Successful First Year For Tarpons Despite Losing Indoor Football Crownby Ed FrankAlthough they breezed through the regular season with a perfect 12-0 record, the upstart Florida Tarpons fell 61-44 to the Cincinnati Commandos on Monday night at Germain Arena in Ultimate Bowl II, the championship game of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. There had been doubts from the seasons outset just how tough the competition was in the leagues Southern Conference which Florida dominated. Those doubts apparently rang true when the local team met Northern Conference Champion Cincinnati Monday. Cincinnati, an experienced team with veteran players, hounded Florida on defense forcing numerous turnovers while sacking Tarpons quarterback Chris Wallace five times. It was the third straight league championship for the Commandos, who joined the UIFL this year after winning the Continental Indoor Football Championship the last two seasons. Cincinnati finished the year with a 10-2 record, winning the title game with a backup quarterback. Kyenes Mincy filled in for starter Tyler Sheehan and threw for eight touchdowns and rushed for three more, including a 30-yard touchdown pass on the first offensive play of the game. Floridas Wallace, who assumed the starting QB role four games into the season, completed five touchdown passes (22 of 42 passes) for 241 total yards. It was a bitter loss for Florida, who earned the No. 1 seed in postseason play by virtue of their perfect regular season record. However, recognizing the fact that the Tarpons advanced to the title game in their first year of existence, their season must be considered a success. And they showed plenty of fight in the title game, particularly in the second half, when they closed the gap to just five points. The Tarpons are the third local franchise to enter the wars of indoor football, the first two having failed. Hopefully, the Tarpons will succeed where the other two failed. Their first-year record shows a promising future. continued on page 53From page 31Summer Reading ProgramThe following activities will be offered this month: July 10 Scavenger Hunt July 17 Imaginarium Magical Matter July 24 John Storms World of Reptiles Show July 31 Scott Humston The Pro Kid Show In addition, Teen VIP After Hours programs are held on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be crafts, activities and snacks provided for all. For more information, contact the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, at 472-2483 or visit www.sanlib.org. 239-472-2626www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) GOLF$40 before 3 pm $35 after 3 pmRates expire 8/14/12. Must present ad 1. Larry Sherry of the Los Angeles Dodgers. 2. St. Louis Stan Musial was 41 when he did it in 1962. 3. Sam Bradford of the St. Louis Rams in 2010 (354 completions in 590 attempts). 4. Kansas Clyde Lovellette, in 1952. 5. Pittsburghs Mario Lemieux, in 1988. 6. It was 1998. 7. No horse had ever before won the Kentucky Derby from the 19th post. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the relief pitcher who was named MVP of the 1959 World Series. 2. Who was the oldest major-league player to hit three home runs in a game? 3. Name the player who holds the NFL rookie record for both passes attempted and completed in a season. 4. Who is the only player to lead Division I mens college basketball in scoring and win the NCAA championship in the same year? 5. Name the last player before Edmontons Sam Gagner in 2012 to get eight points in one NHL regular-season game. 6. When was the last time Colombia qualified for the World Cup in mens soccer? 7. Name the last horse before Ill Have Another in 2012 to win the Kentucky Derby from the 19th post.
1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lanewww.jnaislandrealestate.com THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW UP AND COMING NEIGHBORHOOD15500 Cook Road, Ft Myers Rare opportunity to create a legacy property with 4.6 acres, riverfront into THE EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT NEIGHBORHOOD Current 1920s 5 Bedroom Residence and Guest House has been completely renovated to modern times! Royal Palm Lined Entrance. Offered for $4,900,000 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. HARBOUR LANEHome/Lot package on gulf and bay access canal lot. Dock and boat lift in place. Short walk to blind pass beach, restaurants and shops. SW exposure for lots of fun in the sun. This is a great opportunity to have a new home on a canal on Sanibel and still meet the new insurance guidelines. Offered for $850,000 Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597 JONATHAN HARBOUR BAY FRONT BUILDING SITE17059 Marina Cove Lane This lot has a great dock system with a lift and deep water, electric and water on dock. 140 feet of water frontage and only 10 minutes by water to the Gulf. Private gated community with pool, tennis, and clubhouse. Custom blueprints available for a home if purchaser is interested. Offered for $625,000 Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897 or 239/8285807. SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abundance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more. #3110 Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1 bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $350,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. #3139 Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $425,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. #3229 It all starts here with this 1 bedroom, second floor villa carefully designed to take full advantage of the sq footage. Ideally located in the southern enclave of South Seas Island Resort overlooking tennis courts. With its prime location it is a short stroll to the Beach, Captiva Village hosting an array of restaurants, shops, water sports and more. Decorated in concert to island style! A private retreat thoroughly embraced by the natural island splendor while offering safe and convenient lifestyle for those seeking an extraordinary vacation location. Offered for $235,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 2621 SAN CAP RD. This adorable 3 bedroom 2 bath Florida cottage makes for the perfect island retreat. Great location in Sanibel Gardens near shopping and restaurants. Offered for $284,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825 TREMENDOUS VALUE AT GULF HARBOUR!This 3/2/2 carriage home located in the highly desirable Mariposa at Gulf Harbour has it all! Offered for $260,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. BLIND PASSThis well established, desirable, well maintained Blind Pass condo is a must see! This unit is steps away from one of the best shelling locations and secluded beaches on the Islands. This unit has great rental income and has remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. Dont miss your opportunity with this one. Offered for $499,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. DIRECT DEEP WATER ACCESS!!!!This home is very well maintained. From the new solar heater for the pool to the freshly sealed driveway, the owners have made to many upgrades to list, come see them! Located on a quiet dead end street in the very highly regarded Savona area of Cape Coral, this home even has a small fenced in area off the pool cage for pets. Dont miss out on this great opportunity. Offered for $375,000 Contact Bob Berning 239/699-9597 EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT ESTATE IN ST. CHARLES HARBOURCasual elegance describes this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath home that offers 200 of unobstructed river views. One of the best floor plans youll find, giving you wonderful views from almost every room. Gourmet kitchen, Butlers pantry, 2 laundry rooms, fireplace and so much more. Very spacious pool area with outdoor kitchen plus pirvate fishing pier, 4 car plus garage. Includes a 34 slip in the central marina. Large property allows you to enjoy tremendous privacy. Offered for $3,277,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results!Serving the Islands Since 197545 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201246 Superior InteriorsDelightfully Dazzling Dining Room Decorby Cindy MalszyckiOften times, I meet a client who thinks their dining room is the easiest of all rooms to furnish. Once theyve made the decision on their table and chairs, they tend to think thats all there is to it. Not so! While that may be one of the biggest decisions to be made, its far from all. I submit that you still need to consider providing for the comfort of guests as well as the convenience of the hostess. I find that there are often problems unique to this room that often make it a design challenge. With that in mind, it does take some considerable planning to create and design a dining room that will take center stage in your home. Chairs alone are a far from simple choice. Massive ones take up too much space, so its important to search for well designed chairs that are comfortable as well. Dont worry about having enough dining room chair shapes and sizes to pick from there are so many its bewildering, unless of course you have professional help. Tables, too, come in all shapes and sizes. The size should fit both the room and your family and ideally be designed for easy expansion. Expandable tables, with drop leaves, built-in extensions, and inserts/leaves are all practical. Todays table design options can convert from a small cozy table to one that can be instantly enlarged when company is expected. The lighting above your table should be carefully selected to assure the right wattage and the best light direction for the diners. The height of the chandelier is another important decision. Its also more convenient to have silverware, linens and serving pieces stored right in the room. A sideboard or chest will help to give you the storage you need, and can also handle the fond for a sit-down buffet. If you opt for this additional furniture piece, consider its top. Its best for these pieces to be covered in a moisture and stain resistant material such as marble or tile. Other storage options to consider are cabinets or armoires. A very attractive unit might also become the rooms focal point, an extra added design benefit. Youll find it helpful to think through the many uses of your dining room. Because our modes of entertaining are many and ever changing, ultimately, this means that your dining room design plan should be one that features flexibility. Whether youre hosting a Sunday brunch for six or a midnight snack for 20, versatility and comfort should guide you toward the best furniture and design plan. Cindy Malszycki is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Air Conditioner Upgrades That Work Very Wellby Bryan HayesWhen it comes to air conditioner components, people often think about the condensing unit outside first. But the inside unit is just as important, if not more. Your air handler is the equipment that comes in direct contact with the air you breathe. Not only is it important to keep the air handler clean and make sure that its properly sized for your home and compressor, its also important to make sure that its keeping you as comfortable as possible. Some recent advances in a/c technology have produced what in my industry is called a variable-speed air handler, and its worth considering when you start thinking about replacing or upgrading your a/c system. The air handler is what helps distribute hot or cold air into the ductwork, and then throughout your house. Because variable-speed air handlers are designed to run at different speeds based upon what the conditions are, they can be a wise choice when upgrading. This type of system helps save energy and operates more efficiently than your standard single-speed types. Having an efficient air handler not only helps with the monthly bill, it will optimize your indoor comfort, it is quieter, it will maintain more consistent air temperatures throughout the house, maintain better humidity control and, naturally, helps you save money. If you are considering some upgrades or a replacement, check with your air conditioning contractor to see what options they have for you. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Hurricane QuizThe National Flood Insurance Program encourages people to build in harms way by subsidizing high-cost housing along the coast. FALSE: At least by our definition of subsidy. The program caps its coverage at $250,000 for structures and $100,000 for contents nothing to sneeze at, but hardly high-cost in a coastal context. This and other conditions placed on the policies undercut the case that this could be construed as a subsidy but, instead, the program both protects at-risk property and forces coastal (and other) communities to address the risk of flooding in very constructive ways to allow their residents access to the program. Provided by American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. Call Now for Spring/Summer Specials. Rates as Low as $550/week. FREE BOAT DOCKAGE | ONSITE MANAGEMENT | BEACH FRONT Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
Real Estate We make it easy. You make it home.We make it easy. You make it home. Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley Premiere Commercial Building Prime Periwinkle Way Frontage Front 2,434 S.F. Upscale Dining Rear 3,097 S.F. Impressive Of ce Space Completely Remodeled $2,850,000 MLS 2120448 Burns Family Team 239.851.2696 Private Backyard Oasis Sanibel 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Large Canal, Gulf Access Immaculately Maintained Private with Lush Vegetation $1,100,000 MLS 2110750 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302 Chateaux Beach Front Furnished 3BD/3BA with Gulf Side Pool Beautiful Private Setting Over 1 Acre Beach Cottage Feel with over 2,400 S.F. Originally Priced at $3,600,00-seller says sell! $2,195,000 MLS 2110997 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Ultimate Dream Location Architectural Gem Offers Utmost Privacy Protected Bay Locale, Boat Dock & Lift Open Docks, Pool, Hot Tub Wildlife Views, Private Beach $2,895,000 MLS 2801656 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Prestigious St. Charles Harbour 4 Bedroom Waterfront Oasis 256 Directly on the River New 40 Dock Accomodates 70 Boat Call Today for Private Showing $3,275,000 MLS 2110821 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Sunset Captiva Captiva 2 Bedrooms, 2.5-Baths Beach and Boating Updated 2-Level Beach Home Located in the Village $649,000 MLS 2801611 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Beach Cottage Themed Condo Blind Pass on West End of Sanibel 2 Bedrooms/2Baths, Remodeled Virtual Tour @ www.BlindPassA105.info Pool, Tennis & Convenient to Captiva $410,000 MLS 2120116 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Premier Beachcomber Unit Direct Gulf Front Corner Unit 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Spacious with Over 2,200 S.F. Gulf Side Lanai $1,495,000 MLS 2110815 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sundial Beach Resort Sanibel Recently Updated 1 Bedroom, 1-bath Tile Flooring Throughout Beach Front Complex $279,900 MLS 2900975 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 New Construction Beachview 4BD/3.5BA by Sandcastle Construction High End Luxury with Top Quality Finishes Open Floor Plan with 3,600 S.F. Living Space South Facing Near Beach $1,595,000 MLS 2120238 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Beachfront Gated Estate Main & Guest Residences Manicured Landscape with Gorgeous Pool Area Artist Studio & Fitness Area Spectacular Sunset and Gulf of Mexico Views $4,800,000 MLS 2111338 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Bayside Villas 1 Bd/2 BA, Comfortably Sleeps 4 South Seas Island Resort Canal and Bay Views Winter Retreat/Income Producing $295,000 $309,000 John and Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Exclusive Private Gated Community 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms East End, Gulf-Front Luxury Private Pool and Spa Multiple Balconies/Breathtaking Views $1,950,000 MLS 2111063 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sunny Captiva Beach Cottage 3BD/2BA Beach Cottage w/Loft Vaulted Ceilings & Large Windows Quiet Neighborhood Between Beach & Bay Captiva Village Location $849,000 MLS 2111213 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Captiva Charm Captiva 5 Bedrooms, 5.5-Baths Direct Bay Front Estate Private Dock w/10,000lb Lift Open Pool & Porches Overlooking the Bay $3,225,000 MLS 2900722 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302 Captiva-Gated Tarpon Bay Gulf-to-Bay Exclusive Development Mediterranean Style-Separate Guest Pod Boat Dockage & Beach Frontage Tropical Style Pool with Waterfall $3,495,000 MLS 2120177 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShell.com NEW PRICE 47 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201248 Donation To CHRCommunity Housing and Resources, Inc. tenants will benefit from the generous donation made last week by Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille. A portion of the proceeds from the golf tournament on June 2 were contributed to CHRs Tenant Assistance Fund. This fund has helped individuals with everything from emergency dental care to assisting with the rent after a medical emergency, said Kelly Collini, executive director of CHR. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses such as Doc Fords to help us provide affordable housing and services to island workers, who otherwise could not afford to live here. Doc Fords donation to CHR totaled $1,360. From left, Jeff Burns, Brian Cunningham, Kelly Collini, Don Delueka and Raynauld Bentley Island Realtors Attend Membership MeetingMore than 80 members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors attended their monthly membership meeting on June 21 at association headquarters, 2353 Periwinkle Way. Association president Glen Simmons conducted the business meeting and Superior Title Services sponsored it. During the meeting, special guest Karl Eckhart, political director for the National Association of Realtors was recognized. Chauncey P. Goss, managing partner for Goss Practical Solutions and candidate for the 19th Congressional District of Florida, was the featured speaker. Mr. Goss discussed the federal budget including basics on income and expenses, discretionary spending, entitlements and interest on the debt. He also spoke on issues of specific concern to the real estate profession such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Dodd-Frank. Simmons reported on his recent trip to Washington, DC during the National Association of Realtors midyear legislative meetings and professional development chair Tiffany Burns discussed upcoming education opportunities for Realtors. Further, MLS and Internet chair Art Corace gave a committee report and RPAC committee chair Toby Tolp applauded members Susan Gordon and Glen Simmons for having earned the RPAC Statesman Award. Following the business meeting, Corace led the MLS Caravan Tour. Chauncey Goss at the membership meeting RSPS CertificationRaleigh Allen with the Sanibel/ Captiva Association of Realtors has been awarded the Resort and Second Home Specialist (RSPS) Certification. The RSPS Certification is a nationally-recognized certification awarded by the National Association of Realtors to real estate professionals who wish to demonstrate and promote to consumers and their peers alike their expertise in the resort and second home specialty. Allen joins more than 1,500 real estate professionals who have earned the RSPS certification. Realtors who receive the RSPS certification have successfully completed the Resort & Second Home Markets Course along with another designation or additional advanced courses in the field of resort and second home real estate. He now joins other real estate professionals who specialize in buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination and properties for investment, development or retirement. Raleigh Allen FL Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097. Williams & Williams Re Lic 1032049. Thomas L Williams Auc Lic AU1112. Sanibel Home Auctions July 29williamsauction.com/Sanibel 800.801.8003 real estateauction SANIBEL, FL 3BR 2BA 1,608+/sf home on Sanibel Island, surrounded by tropical landscaping and located near gorgeous Gulf Coast beaches. Property consists of two lots totaling .4+/acre, providing plenty of room for swimming pool or an addition to the house. Features floor-to-ceiling windows in the two-story entry, an open floor plan with plenty of light, upstairs master bedroom with private bath and updated kitchen. Home also has a fantastic upstairs screened-in lanai and spacious covered downstairs loggia. Nominal Opening Bid: $25,000 1-4pm Sun, July 15 & 22, Sat July 28 and one hour prior to auction. 2pm, Sun July 29 on site or bid live from anywhere at auctionnetwork.com CATS & DOGS Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
49 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Doc Fords Steps Up With Ding Days SponsorshipDoc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille for the fifth consecutive year has donated $5,000 to Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) for its 2012 Ding Darling Days birding and ecofestival, which will draw more than 6,000 visitors to JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge the week of October 14 to 20. As a $5,000 donor, Doc Fords becomes a Roseate Spoonbill, a top level sponsor for Ding Days. Ding Darling is an economic driver for our island as well as a special place to educate people about the importance of conservation, said Marty Harrity, coowner of Doc Fords. It is an honor and privilege to support the refuge and its active friends group for this event. Doc Fords joins the following sponsors of the 23rd annual community event: Great Blue Heron Oceans Reach Condominiums, Baileys General Store, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Jim and Patty Sprankle, West Wind Inn. Reddish Egret Mike and Terry Baldwin, Big Red Q Quickprint, Art and Susan Cassell, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, LCEC, RLR Investments, Rochester Resorts, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club. Snowy Egret Congress Jewelers, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Grounds By Greenways, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Mast Family Culligan, Nave Plumbing, Over Easy Caf, Panther Printing, Royal Shell Vacations, Sanibel Art & Frame, Anne and Jim Scott, She Sells Seashells, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon, Suncatchers Dream. We are grateful to Doc Fords for their unwavering support and for the incredible generosity of these businesses and individuals, said Wendy Schnapp, committee co-chair. We hope to see others join with them as sponsors in helping Ding Darling with this well-attended island festival. For information on becoming a Ding Days sponsor, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/ddd-sponsors or contact Wendy Schnapp via email at EcoErler@ aol.com or by calling 470-1877 by July 15. Ding Darling Days annually celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week and the birthday of Jay Ding Darling, the refuges namesake and father of the Federal Duck Stamp Program. The event is co-presented by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, DDWS and Tarpon Bay Explorers. Ding Days co-chairs Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland, far right, and DDWS board member Wendy Schnapp, second from right, accept a $5,000 check from Doc Fords staff, from left, Marty Harrity, Dan Howes, Joe Harrity, Liz Harris, Mark Marinello, Raynauld Bentley, Brenda Harrity and Kris Zook 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com East End Retail CenterNewly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,399,000 www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff S Rbt Cnfrbt Rbt Cnfrbt Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn 1 1 Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Gnn Dn G Gnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor
50 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 e Law O ce ofJanet M. Strickland, P.A.23 Years Experience Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probates & Estates Business & Corporate Law Sale of BusinessVisit Us Online at www.jmslawyer.com 472-3322 e Village 2340 Periwinkle Way Suite J-1 Sanibel, FL 33957(Located in the executive o ces behind the shops) SOMETIMES THE SOMETIMES THE BEST PLAN IS A BEST PLAN IS A NEW PLAN. NEW PLAN.Greg Weglarz, President OwnerLicense # CG CA05420Phone: (239)489.0442 Cell: (239)822.2947 Email: email@example.com One of the frustrations people express to me when considering their estate planning is that the tax law seems to be in a continual state of flux. Depending upon who is in office, the laws ebb and flow like the Sanibel tides. On a variety of political, tax, legal and economic issues we have two competing points of view in this country, and there doesnt appear to be a half-way point between them. The Supreme Court decision on Obamacare is a recent example. Whether you agree or disagree with the ruling, its fair to say that the discussion is often less than civil. In fact, it would appear that our country is in a sort of a Civil War, except the ideologies arent neatly defined geographically. I would suggest that the outcome of this new Civil War will dictate how we plan our affairs over the course of the next generation. This all started, by the way, with the invention of the microchip. For the past 50 years, the microchip has been fundamentally transforming both the quantity and quality of individual life on this planet. There has never before been an invention so sweeping in mankinds ability to develop and communicate. From computers, to smart-phones, to GPS devices to the vast knowledge resources available on the Internet, the microchip has had an extraordinary impact on human imagination, aspiration, creativity and cooperation. We humans as individuals often dont adapt to change very easily, however. So whenever theres a transformation as significant as the one that we find ourselves in today, its not uncommon for there to be political, social and economic upheaval. Back in the times of the Civil War, the fight was between the norths idea of a strong federal government (political), a new manufacturing economy (economic) and freedom for all men (social) against the souths preference for strong state governments (political), an agriculturalbased economy (economic) and the continuance of slavery (social). The northern victory dictated the transformation of America from the mid 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. Great manufacturing giants like General Motors, US Steel and even Boeing became possible during the decades following the last great American transformation. A burgeoning middle class emerged. Today, we seem to have an ideological divide, more succinctly paraphrased as that between Democrats and Republicans. The Democrats appear to stand for a stronger federal government, a highly regulated economy (mandatory health insurance, increased banking regulations, tax law designed to influence behavior) and social justice based upon notions of equality. The Republicans appear to stand for a more limited government, an open market economy (expansion of free trade agreements, rollback of government regulations, simplifying the tax code) and a limited social safety net. Reasonable people see merit in both sides of the equation. We all would like to foster the great entrepreneurial engine that has served to create the companies and inventions that have made all of our lives better. On the other hand, those same freedoms provide windows of opportunity for abuse, as in the case of Bernie Madoff. So the pendulum swings wildly between free and open markets to strict regulation. I believe everyone agrees thats there is something inherently wrong with health insurance companies happily collecting our premiums while were healthy only to be able to drop those with pre-existing conditions when we happen to change jobs or lose employment. How we strike a balance between these competing interests will depend upon what we demand of our elected leaders. Will we demand that our government provide safety and security or will we ask our government to step out of the way and allow the free market to work with its good and bad? And that, my friends, is what will eventually dictate our legal, financial and tax strategies going forward. Personally, I believe that well end up towards a preference for a more limited government and open market economy, even though the social safety net wont be as strong as those found in other developed countries. Take a look at southern Europe. Those with the most generous social benefits including Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and now Cypress all have requested bailouts. Their governments cant pay for promises made to the people. For this reason, well probably lurch two steps forward and one step back as we enter a new transformational age. I, for one, am confident about our future. Not only do I see new inventions, methods of communication, transportation and health care emerge, (they have to!) but I also believe that well find a way to provide a proper social safety net for those at the bottom of our economic ladder. The tides of progress cant and wont be held back. Hopefully, though, well all have a more constructive and respectful civil discourse in getting there. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerA Civil War, 2012 Styleby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Insurance Tip National Flood Program Approvedby Marge MeekFinally, after a couple of years of temporary extensions, both houses of Congress approved legislation that will continue flood insurance for five years. That is indeed welcome news for those who were buying homes right during one of the expiration deadlines. New legislation always brings about change and this one will have considerable impact on some of our homes. The idea is to phase out subsidies for homes that were built before our flood rules went in to effect, meaning pre-1979 on Sanibel and pre-1984 on Captiva. Those homes have been grandfathered and as such, all homes in that category are grouped together and pay a slightly higher flood insurance premium. Typically, homes in that category are ground level homes. The bill now implies that grandfathering will be phased out, which will probably mean that those homes will need to get elevation certificates and pay based on their variance from the base flood elevation. Being below the base flood elevation carries with it increasing premiums as the difference increases. That is why our newer homes are on pilings in order to meet the rule of being above the base flood elevation. No one knows at this time how this rule is going to roll out, so stay tuned. Also, the legislation says that the annual premium increases can be up to 20 percent from the current 10 percent on flood insurance. Those are two of the items in the legislation that will have an impact on our flood policies. The program has been losing money for years and Congress has identified these and other ways to make flood insurance less of a financial burden on the programs budget. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. 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51 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley,My second grade daughter loves to read. She is doing very well with her reading and we go to the library often to select books for her. With summer vacation coming soon, I know she will be reading even more books. How can I help her choose appropriate books?Gary K., Estero Gary, How wonderful that your daughter enjoys reading! A student who likes reading usually is successful in school. In fact, recent research by Donald J. Hernandez, a sociology professor at Hunter College indicates that a student who cant read on grade level by third grade is four times less likely to graduate by age 19 than a child who does read proficiently by that time. So it is crucial to start the reading habit very early in a childs life. You bring up a great topic of book choices for children. It is important for children to select books at their appropriate reading level to avoid boredom from a book that is too easy or frustration from a book that is too difficult. Children need to pick books in their comfort zone. This means that the child can read well enough to understand the text, according to Elaine L. McKwan, author of Choosing a Book in the Comfort Zone. McKwan further says that there are three components to reading in the comfort zone which are that the student is able to sound out at least 95 percent of the words, that they are familiar with least 90 percent of the words and that they understand and can use at least 75 percent of the words. When your child picks a book that seems interesting, you both should peruse the book and check the size of the font, number of pages and types of illustrations. Read the front and back covers as well to see if the book still appeals to your child. If so, a quick way to determine if the book is an appropriate match for your childs reading level is to have your child read several paragraphs aloud from various sections of the book. If your child can read most of the words without difficulty and can then explain the paragraph, you have most likely found a book in your childs comfort zone that will be a good book selection. Librarians are a great resource and very knowledgeable. They are willing to help you with recommendations for book choices. Happy summer reading! Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Squitieri Graduates From Eckerd CollegeEckerd College announced the graduation of Richard Squitieri, a resident of Sanibel, during commencement ceremonies in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 20. One of 540 Eckerd College graduates, Squitieri received a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry. Samet Named To Deans ListTaryn Samet, daughter of Mr. Michael G. Samet and Ms. Elissa G. Karasin-Samet of Sanibel, was named to the 2012 spring term Deans List at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. Sanibel resident Blake Heuer Sobczak graduated from Northwestern University on June 16. He attended pre-school at the Childrens Center of the Islands, then went on to attend kindergarten through eighth grade at The Sanibel School, followed by a rigorous four-year IB (International Baccalaureate) program at Fort Myers High School. He graduated with a double major in Photojournalism and Middle Eastern Studies. Fluent in Spanish and Arabic, Sobczak graduated summa cum laude with honors. Immediately following his graduation, he flew to Jerusalem, Israel, where he began a three month internship with the Associated Press. Blake and his parents, Molly Heuer and island author Charles Sobczak, would like to personally thank the people at BIG Arts, the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel and the Naples Northwestern Alumni Association for the scholarships Blake received from these and other organizations over the four years he spent as an undergraduate at Northwestern. He is well on his way toward achieving his goal of being a professional photojournalist. GRADUATION Scholarship Applications Due September 7BIG ARTS is currently accepting applications for the BIG ARTS/ Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship Award. The major goal of the scholarship is to award scholarships to highly talented high school or college students who plan to continue their classical music training. Students who study any classical musical instrument, composition, conducting, or teaching are eligible. Applications are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; online at www.BIGARTS.org; or by emailing info@ BIG ARTS.org. continued on page 53 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201252 Meet The Portfolio ManagersJames M. Young, CFA, CFPsubmitted by Kathleen McClanahan-GruhlThis is the first in a series of articles that will appear this summer. The series begins with a look into the personal life of James M. Young. Young began his career with the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company in 2008 and is now senior vice president/senior portfolio manager responsible for high touch comprehensive wealth management for high net worth families with customized portfolios designed for each individual client. As a member of the Asset Management Committee, Young conducts weekly briefings on the global macro economic outlook and additional technically price based and historical trend research. As a sought-after speaker on domestic and international equities and fixed income vehicles, Young holds the prestigious designations as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Young entered the investment arena in 1982 as an account executive for Dean Witter and Paine Webber after graduating with honors from the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in economics and psychology and graduate school at Campbell University. After serving in prestigious positions with various other investment firms and banks, 30 years later, Young is considered a wealth management professional with extensive experience conducting investment research and managing client portfolios for both affluent client families and institutional accounts. If I were to summarize what I am about, outside my professional life, it would be about getting fully involved in activities that become avocations, said Young when asked about ice hockey, snow skiing and swimming, all of which he excels in. Married, with two sons, ice hockey became a family business for him and not just a sport when his sons began playing. Young became certified as a coach and a referee and encouraged his sons (now 14 and 20) to also get professionally certified. Together, they take a recertification exam each year and maintain an active referring schedule, which gives the boys extra money and keeps Jim active, in great shape and proficient at his ice skating skills. After starting competitive swimming at age 5, he went on to become a lifeguard, head instructor, pool manager and swimming coach and being originally from Pennsylvania, he spent most of his young adult winter weekends in the mountains skiing and teaching ski lessons. As a family, we also enjoy golfing, boating, kayaking and trap shooting as well as visiting our second home on the water near Tampa Bay, stated Young. Volunteering has always been important. My desire to actively participate in and give back to my communities and profession have always driven my involvement, he added. I currently serve on the board of the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. This somewhat hidden gem has every potential to become one of the crown jewels while bringing international acclaim and further recognition to Sanibel and Captiva. As a member of the Lee Memorial Health Systems Investment Advisory Committee, Young feels that healthcare is such an important part of any community and that we are indeed fortunate to have such first class medical care available in southwest Florida. I am truly gratified to be involved with the executives, elected board members and many volunteers who make LMSH such a great public institution, he noted. Previous involvement included board positions with the USA Hockey/Junior Everblades, American Red Cross, YMCA and the Salvation Army. Jims bucket list goals for the next few years include completing his third key career/professional designation as CMT (Chartered Market Technician), introducing and successfully launching a new Global Macro Portfolio product for the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and completing a book on the re-emerging U.S. Competitive Advantage in the global economy. As a highly respected advisor for the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Jim Young is an outstanding professional, leader in the community and admired family man. What is most important for me personally is to just have the opportunity to be involved with my wife and boys, to share common activities, interests and pursuits not just for pleasure and recreation but also for conditioning, skill development, character building and accomplishment for each of us, added Young. Jim and Susan Young, with sons James and Daniel at James graduation from Fort Myers High School Jim with sons James and Daniel at his fraternity at the University of Florida. 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53 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 From page 1Successful First YearMiracle Off To Promising Second Half Jim Rantz, the veteran director of the Minor Leagues for the Minnesota Twins, expected his Class A farm team, the Fort Myers Miracle, to make a strong showing this year in the Florida State League. But the teams first-half season record of 28-39 a fifth place finish in the leagues South Division obviously did not live up to those expectations. The Miracle, however, were 6-5 in the second half as this week began after winning three straight last weekend, two over the Charlotte Stone Crabs and one over the St. Lucie Mets. St. Lucie ran away with the South Division title in the first half. The Miracle host St. Lucie this weekend at Hammond Stadium for three games. The series opener Saturday has a 6:05 p.m. start, followed by Sunday at 1:05 p.m. and the series finale Monday at 7:05 p.m. FGCU Alum Sale Named To AL All-Star Team Just two years removed from pitching college baseball here for Florida Gulf Coast University, Lakeland native Chris Sale will represent the Chicago White Sox in next weeks All-Star Game in Kansas City. The 23-year-old Sale has a 9-2 record and an AL-leading 2.27 ERA. He was the 13th overall pick in the 2010 baseball draft and advanced swiftly through the White Sox Minor League system. He was called up by the White Sox in August 2010, barely two months after being drafted. He pitched as a reliever the first two seasons in the Majors, but was given a starting role this year. Red Sox Donate To Local Charities The spring training importance of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins to our area far exceeds the tourism dollars they generate. Both have donated generously to local charities over the years. This week, the Red Sox announced they have donated $12,500 to five local charities as part of the teams Acts of Kindness to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bostons Fenway Park. The donations were made to Amigos Center, Special Equestrians, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc., the VA Outpatient Clinic and the African Caribbean American Center. Each received $2,500 from the Red Sox. Dr. DaveVaccinationsby Dr. Dave HepburnI recall sitting with my mother in a veterinarians office with our rottweiler-dobermanMike Tyson cross, Petunia. I was busy studying the latest Spiderman comic while Petunia was trying to gnaw through his Hannibal Lecter muzzle in order to better scratch n sniff or maul n ingest the skittish waiting room clients. Suddenly, around the corner wheeled the nurse of my dreams. Hi, my names Kitty. Whats his? Petunia my mother replied. Pet for short. No I mean, your son. Oh, David, hes going to be a doctor one day. Really, how old is he? No, the dog. Oh... 3. Is he fixed? Who? replied my mother, a concerned furrow puckering her brow. I see he slobbers quite a bit. Does he do any tricks? Well, he knows a little magic... No, I mean the dog. By the time the interview was over, I was so confused. I wasnt sure if I was free of fleas, was house-trained or liked my belly rubbed. But we were really stumped by the question Has he had all his shots? Im not certain how the confusion was finally sorted out, but I do know that to this day I have never had heartworms or distemper (though I once threw a tantrum when Josie and the Pussycats was cancelled). Petunia has never had the mumps or whooping cough. Confusion still reigns in the world of vaccinations. Have you had all your shots? Are you even aware of what they are now? Should you have more? Should you have less? The next three columns will deal with the question Are you up to date on all your shots? Vaccination has become a victim of its own success. There are those who mistakenly feel that diseases such as polio or diphtheria appear to be eradicated, hence vaccination is no longer necessary. Why must we start filling our kids up with vaccines as soon as they are hatched? But in 1990, after an easing up in measles vaccination, the usual 1,500 cases of measles per year in the United States ballooned to 55,000 cases. Hundreds were hospitalized and 132 unvaccinated children died. In addition, every pediatrician, it seems, can recall a horror story involving an unvaccinated infant who contracted pertussis. And so, yes, vaccination remains a cornerstone of public health. Five vaccines are routinely given at about age 2, 4, 6,18 months and 5 years. They include: Diphtheria With only five cases a year in North America, vaccination has all but wiped out this dreaded and dangerous disease. Polio A once devastating paralyzing illness that claimed FDR amongst its victims, polio is now very close to becoming the next disease that will join smallpox on the eradicated list. Though there have been no wild cases since 1979 in North America, a few pockets such as a recent outbreak in Haiti still exist. The amazing polio story of Salk and Sabin has virtually resulted in vaccination victory over a very vicious virus. Pertussis Under fire for years, the controversial whooping cough vaccine has been associated with the most significant side effects. However, a recent changeover to the new acellular vaccine has made pertussis vaccination safe. Nasty outbreaks of pertussis still occur, as recently evidenced in my own community in British Columbia. Whooping cough can be tricky to detect. It doesnt always have a Whoop, There It Is presentation, so this disease can be easily missed and readily spread. Doctors often refer to it as the whoopsing cough as in Whoops, sorry I thought it was just a cold. Pertussis in an adult can be an annoying persistent cough but to an infant it can be life threatening. Adults should be re-immunized in order to avoid becoming a reservoir for pertussis. HiB Another marvelous vaccination success story since it was introduced in the 1990s as routine immunization. Where HiB meningitis killed 5 percent and left another 25 percent of its 12,000 annual victims brain damaged, the HiB vaccine is already close to actually making this common form of childhood meningitis a disease of the past. Tetanus Though there are now only 50 to 100 cases of lockjaw per year, 30 percent of those who contract tetanus will die. A booster (along with diphtheria) every 10 years is recommended for everyone but Petunia. Lockjaw would certainly save on muzzles. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. From page 51BIG ARTS ScholarshipsAll materials are due to BIG ARTS no later than Friday, September 7 to be considered for this scholarship. Ken Nees is a BIG ARTS volunteer who not only works in the office every day, but is also the chair of the workshop/classes committee. He also has served several terms on the Board of Directors. Nees is a fan of classical music and is devoted to helping talented young musicians continue to develop their musical talents. BIG ARTS has several scholarship programs that are supported by generous donors. To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund to support your passion, and make a difference in the lives of others, contact development coordinator Kara Minoui at 472-9700. 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ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201254 deaRPharmacistHow To Make An Herbal First Aid Kitby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Help me make an herbal medicine cabinet, since you have such a good understanding of plants that act like drugs. BM, Tulsa, Oklahoma Sure. This will be great because herbal remedies are usually very inexpensive and they come with fewer side effects than most prescribed medicines. Here are the must-haves: Eucalyptus essential oil Purifies the air, and may relieve sinus and lung congestion. I keep a tiny bottle (similar to the sort that department stores sample perfumes) and its filled with pure eucalyptus oil. I sniff it before boarding, especially if people are sick around me, and Ive never gotten sick during or after a flight. You inhale it, do not ingest it. Dilute with a little oil and rub on your sore muscles. Lavender essential oil Another must have that you apply to your skin for minor burns, bites, stings, rashes, abrasions, pimples and so forth. You can take a few deep inhalations of this oil for instant relaxation, or to help you sleep. Rub on pulse points. Tea tree essential oil A powerful anti-fungal and antiseptic. Clean cuts/ scrapes with it and apply to discolored fingernails and toenails twice daily. Can dab lightly on pimples. Do not ingest. Neutralizing cordial Take this tincture by mouth. Its great for stomach aches, gas, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn or acid reflux. I like Gaias brand for this. Echinacea Boost immunity and enhance the production of white blood cells; great to ward off colds, minimize allergies, prevent infections and protect from toxins from spider/scorpion or jellyfish bites. Dont take if youre allergic to ragweed. Usnea Never heard of that, I bet! Usnea tincture is an antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-amoebic. It kills everything so Id suggest this for people with serious lung, staph, strep or bladder infections. Of course, do not delay medical treatment if you really need it. Bentonite clay Always in my house. When taken internally it binds toxins, but too much can cause constipation. Suggest 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon mixed in water daily, but do not take within 4 hours of important medications because it will inactivate them. Clay can be applied to the skin to draw out poison from stings and bites, and to dry up pimples. Bach Rescue Remedy An energetic remedy, you take a few drops by mouth. Its a brilliant combination of flower essences and affects the emotional and spiritual layer of our body. People use it to help manage trauma or shock, convulsions, fainting and even severe stress like a car crash, animal attack or witnessing death. Interesting, huh? I suspect you want more information, so visit www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com White Willow Bark or California Poppy These are used in the same way that you might use ibuprofen, aspirin or Tylenol. I recommend them as herbal tinctures. Theres a whole world out there on herbal medicine (the way it used to be) and if youd like more information, just visit the American Botanical Councils website at www.herbalgram.org. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Alzheimers Caregivers Support MeetingsThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center offers monthly support group meetings for caregivers throughout Lee County and neighboring areas. The caregivers support group meetings include an opportunity for caregivers to meet others who are facing similar challenges and to learn more about Alzheimers disease and effective coping strategies. Select meeting locations feature a guest speaker as well as an informal time for sharing. Fort Myers Tuesday, July 10 at 2 p.m., Broadway Community Church, 3309 Broadway Avenue, 437-3007. Wednesday, July 11 at 9:45 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court, 437-3007. Wednesday, July 25 at 9:45 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court, 437-3007. Wednesday, July 18 at 10 a.m., Fort Myers Congregational United, Church of Christ, 8210 College Parkway, 4373007. Wednesday, July 18 at 2:30 p.m., Mt. Herman Baptist Church, 2856 Douglas Avenue, 437-3007. North Fort Myers Thursday, July 26 at 2 p.m., Pine Lakes Country Club, 10200 Pine Lakes Boulevard (3.5 miles north of The Shell Factory on U.S. 41), 437-3007. Cape Coral Thursday, July 5 at 2 p.m., Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Boulevard, 437-3007. Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m., Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Boulevard, 437-3007. Pine Island Thursday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m., Pine Island United Methodist Church, 5701 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia, 437-3007. Lehigh Acres Monday, July 16 at 2 p.m., Lehigh Acres United Way House, 201 Plaza Drive, Suite 3, 437-3007. Bonita Springs Monday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41, 4373007. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I recently had a bad family encounter with my step-father. I was home from college and he began lecturing me about all kinds of things I didnt want to deal with, so I left early. I dont want to have these bad feelings between us, but I dont need the lecturing either. Is there a way to shed some light on this situation?A: Sometimes by putting light on a situation that has turned ugly helps take the edge off. That is what humor therapy is all about. When we can separate ourselves from our problems, we can gain a much better perspective of it. Humor can help us to get to that perspective much quicker. One of the elements of humor is the art of exaggeration, and this technique is used by almost every stand-up comic. It seems that if we take things to the extreme, we can gain a proper prospective on the truth, especially those embarrassing moments where humor may be the only relief. In workshops, when I have discussed humor therapy, I have had participants write down what the worst possible situation would look like by filling in the blank. You might want to try this with your step-fathers situation and see what you come up with. It doesnt take long to realize by doing this, the situation doesnt look so bad after all.
55 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Tropical Storm Debby Impacts Already Low Supplies Of BloodSummer blood shortages are expected, but now the continuous rain and storms from Tropical Storm Debby have caused collection numbers to dip even lower for the Lee Memorial Blood Center. As a result, a call for the community to help has been issued. All blood types are needed, especially O negative and A negative. Community residents are encouraged to donate at one of our four convenient Lee Memorial Donor Centers or call 343-2333 to find a blood mobile location near your home or office. All donors receive a T-shirt and that warm fuzzy feeling knowing you saved a life or two! Lee Memorial Blood Center is the sole supplier of blood and blood products for all the Lee Memorial Health System facilities. Their mission is to save lives locally and need our residents to help keep our hospitals supplied with their life saving blood donation the gift of life. For more donor and age requirement information, visit www.leememorial.org. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband refused to do what the doctor advised to improve his health. He said when he retired, he would have the time to concentrate on himself. We retired, and three months later he had a stroke; then six months later, another. He now is in his bed for the rest of his life and I am his nursemaid. I am well physically and very depressed and resentful of what I think was avoidable. My life is terrible and I cant even think of what I should do next. Do you have any suggestions? Ursula Dear Ursula, I am very sorry to hear about your situation. I am, many times, taken aback when I see the consequences of personal choices. I also know many couples in your situation. One spouse chooses poor health habits and the other suffers the consequences of the poor choices. I see two options for you. One is to purchase in-home aid and/or nursing services for ongoing care. This would lighten your load. In this situation, ongoing maintenance care is paid out of pocket. The other option is placement into an assisted or nursing home environment. This, unless you have long term insurance or your husband served in the military, this option is paid out of pocket as well. These are two options for you to consider. Pryce Dear Ursula, This is a most unfortunate occurrence in your retirement years. You need all the help you can get. Try to schedule outings and pleasant experiences for yourself while there is help in your home. Contact your church or synagogue, because they frequently have volunteers who will give a helping hand for a couple of hours on a regular basis. Please try to take care of your own health. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. FPL Summer Savings TipsHomeowners can save $250 each year with a few simple do-it-yourself home energy fixes. Summer is a time when Floridians air conditioners run more often and longer to cool homes, a major factor than can drive up energy bills. FPL offers customers a few simple ideas to reduce energy costs in the summer months without compromising comfort. FPL residential customers have bills that are the lowest in the state and 25 percent lower than the national average, but in the summer, we know customers are looking for ways to keep them under control, said FPL energy efficiency blogger Danielle Mousseau. When it comes to energy efficiency, a little goes a long way and there are several no-cost or lowcost measures we suggest that can add up to big savings. Mousseau recommends the following tips, which can be implemented yearround and collectively, can save customers $250 a year on their energy costs: Consider raising the temperature on your thermostat, even if only by one degree. For every one degree increase in temperature, you can save about 5 percent on your monthly cooling costs. Cut down on hot water usage by replacing old showerheads with waterefficient models. This swap could save up to $80 a year on energy costs. Try reducing the water heater temperature by 20 degrees. Lowering from 140 degrees to 120 degrees can save about $60 per year. Be sure to turn off the fan when leaving a room. Stopping one ceiling fan from running all the time could save about $85 annually on energy costs. When using the washing machine, use cold water instead of hot. It could save about $40 a year. Upgrade to an Energy Star-rated computer and monitor. This energy saver can help save approximately $20 a year. Enroll in the FPL On Call Program. Save up to $137 a year by enrolling and in return participants agree to let FPL occasionally turn off pre-selected equipment, for short periods of time, only when absolutely necessary. At www.FPL.com/toolkit, customers can view tools and information to help them understand, control and manage bills including top 10 energy-saving tips, an interactive house with energy-saving tips room by room and information on savings when purchasing a new air conditioner. Additionally, customers can get a personalized energy savings plan by completing an Online Home Energy Survey at www.FPL.com/ohes. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121 LAWN MAINTENAN C E LAWN MAINTENAN C E CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S 56 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 Sponsors Show Support For Islands FireworksThe Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce announced the addition of sponsors for this years 4th of July celebrations here on Sanibel. The Wilbur Smith Law Firm, Superior Title Services of Sanibel and Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA are among the major contributors to this years event. We are very fortunate to have businesses around the island, like Wilbur Smith Law Firm, Superior Title and Myers & Company, that care about our community enough to donate to our fireworks celebration, said Ric Base, president of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left is Bridgit Stone-Budd of the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Sawyer Smith of the Wilbur Smith Law Firm, Lori Wilson, Steven Brettholtz of Myers, Brettholtz & Company, and Amanda Curran of Superior Title ServicesShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com
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HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON 239-395-1213 60 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 5/18 BM TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or email@example.com RS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN HELP WANTED Sanibel construction company seeking part-time Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant. This position requires approximately 35 hours per week. Candidate must be well organized, detail oriented with working knowledge of QuickBooks, MS Word and Excel. Past construction accounting experience a plus. Please send resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.NS 6/22 CC TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. NS 7/6 CC 7/27 FIRST TIME OFFERINGCommercial Garage 22 x 22 Frontage on 2431 Periwinkle Way, can be used as artist work space or storage to sell items from. Annual lease only $990/month. Call 239-849-2210 NS 5/18 CC TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCHAUFFEUR/BUTLERRetired military man with 35 years experience serving general of cers & civilian VIPs with a 4-star level, desires immediate employment. Call 931-591-2602 or 931-278-1200.NS 6/22 PC 7/6 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN RS 7/6 NC 7/27FOR SALETired of Renting? Owner Says SELL IT! 3br/3ba on the Sanibel River Dock Pool Stroll to Beach Dog-friendly Wind-rated Home Watch for absent owners Major Price Reduction! $579,000 $485,000 Contact Sarah Ashton Realtor Royal Shell Real Estate 239/691-4915NS 6/29 BM 720 ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 email@example.com RR 7/6 PC 7/27 BILLING COORDINATOR/ RECEPTIONISTEnthusiastic and ef cient individual wanted for Sanibel medical/therapy of ce. Must have excellent organization, communication and multi-tasking skills. Pro ciency in Microsoft of ce and medical/ therapy billing/practice management software required. Prior medical/therapy of ce/front desk management/billing/coding experience preferred. Please call 239-297-4997 for more information. NS 7/6 CC 7/13
REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL VACATION RENTAL RENTAL WANTED WANTED TO BUY AUTO FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED 61 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 6/15 CC 7/6 AUTO FOR SALE2006 Acura TL. 46,000 mi. Good condition. $16,500. Call 472-8396. Daytime only. RS 7/6 CC 7/6 ESTATE JEWELRY SALE!Largest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! 50% OFF Art Furniture over $500. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 NS 5/18 CC TFN EQUIPMENTGuardian Standby 16 kw Generator, Nat Gas or Propane, NEW 2006, never used or hooked up. Kept inside garage. Auto transfer switch, emergency load center, owners manual. $1,500. Call 203-446-7174. NS 7/6 CC 7/6 CABINET FOR SALEWhitewash cabinet with 2 solid doors--open to lighted upper half with glass shelf and large storage area in lower half/stands on metal legs. Robb&Stucky. 5x3x22deep/ Excellent condition. $250,OBO 395-0978 NS 7/6 CC 7/6 NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 6/1 CC 6/29 ANNUAL RENTAL OR OWNER FINANCING WANTEDLooking to relocate to Sanibel Island ASAP. Need 3-4 bedroom home. We live in NJ and want to make this move. If you have a nice clean home and will hold a mortgage we are the family for you or a long term lease will be great. Please contact Joe Dieckman 609-618-2739. NS 6/15 CC 7/6 ANNUAL RENTAL FOR $1,300 PER MONTHSmall 4 bedroom 2 bath house on canal located on the East end. Pets okay. $1,300 per month. Please call Mark at 310-8660031 or email at firstname.lastname@example.orgNS 6/29 CC TFN FOR SALE Furniture and antiques priced to sell. Call for appointment 472-4972.NS 7/6 PC 7/6 ANNUAL RENTALTwo newly-remodeled 3/2s available in a duplex with a shared, screened-in pool. UF, Washer/Dryer, close to the Sanibel School, deeded beach access & parking included just down the street! Each unit is $2,000/ month. Pets okay. Call 239-728-1920.NS 7/6 CC TFN FOR SALERattan coffee table $100, child bike training wheels $35, trailer hitch bike rack $60, thomas table w/wooden trains set $150, 2 adirondack lamps $50, huge lighted palm bay tree $100. 239-579-0420. NS 7/6 CC 7/6 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. Sanibelannualrentals.com RS 7/6 BM TFNFOUR BEDROOM DUNES This Large UF Executive home offers a cul-de-sac road, overlooks lake to golf course, garage + covered parking. Rarely available 4 BR/3 BA. $2,500/mo. Shelling Shelling Sanibel? Sanibel? To have your picture in the paper To have your picture in the paper bring rare shell nds to the bring rare shell nds to the NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands1640 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNFSBO $550,000.3B/2B 1,600 sq. ft. Half acre across the street from beach. West Gulf Drive. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com.NS 6/22 CC TFN PERIWINKLE PARK $39,9001BR/1BTH Newly renovated with oak ooring open kitchen beautiful landscape & nicely decorated. Central H/AC. 10 x 30 Lanai. Corner lot. 239-233-7061. NS 6/29 CC 7/6
NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . . . . . . .472-2929 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3156 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2121 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6689 Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2040 www.sanibelsoccer.org The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week 62 ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 2012 My name is Mor gan (ID #538762) and I am a 2-year-old male black and white dachshund mix. Are you looking for a short, dark and handsome guy? Then Im the perfect companion for you. Im not too big and Im not too small... Im just right! My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $75) during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Red, White or Blue adoption promotion. My name is Mars (ID #535721) and I am a 3-month-old male black domestic medium hair. Im adorable and playful and all the things you want a kitten to be. Its kitten season and the shelter is overflowing with felines, so please adopt of couple of us. All cats and kitten are two-for-one. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Red, White or Blue adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs 6 months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Mars ID #535721 Morgan ID #538762 photos by squaredogphoto.com Red, White & Blue Pet PromotionJuly fireworks have officially begun with a pet population explosion in Lee County. As we celebrate our countrys independence, Lee County Domestic Animal Services hopes to give homeless pets a chance for independence, too! Throughout the entire month of July, pets designated as Red (adult dogs and cats) may be adopted for $10, those designated White (puppies and small breed dogs) may be adopted for $45, and Blue pets (kittens) may be adopted for only $25. Cats and kittens are also two for the price of one. The increase in pets entering the shelter coincides with the start of kitten season, which began in May. An average of 523 cats per month enter the shelter during kitten season, compared to a monthly average of only 286 during the rest of the year, an 83 percent increase. The problem is also compounded by a drop in adoptions during summer months and the continuation of a renovation project for the shelters kennels. We are utilizing every foster home we have available to give these cats and kittens a chance, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. Kittens raised in a foster home are very sociable, playful and have the benefit of early litter training, she adds. Once kittens are old enough, they return to the shelter for adoption. Although fees will be reduced, the adoption package (valued at $500) still includes the following: Spay/neuter surgery Age-appropriate vaccinations Rabies vaccination and county license for pets over 3 months 10-day pet health guarantee Microchip ID Feline leukemia and AIDS test for cats Heartworm test for dogs over 6 months Flea treatment De-worming Training DVD Bag of Science Diet pet food Photos and information about lost pets or pets for adoption are available online at www.leelostpets.com; the website updates hourly. Adoption applications may also be completed online. Anyone interested in fostering pets may also obtain an application online.
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Scan With Your Phone BondurantRealtyGroup.comMary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroupCommercial Opportunities Commercial Causeway1177 Causeway Blvd. The rst commercial location upon entering Sanibel. O ered For Sale or Lease. Call Fred at 239.281.5356 Commercial LeaseSanibel Promenade 695 Tarpon Bay Road High tra c location across from Post O ce. O ce Condo For Lease NegotiableCall Fred at 239.281.5356 Sea Shells of Sanibel, Unit 6 Larger remodeled 2nd oor corner unit with 2BR/ 2BA; Enclosed lanai for additional living space and private view of the sanctuary. Excellent rental history; on site rental program w/ 3 day minimum.O ered at $335,0001647 Sand Castle RdGreat Dunes Duplex Deal! 3 BR 2.5 BA 1/2 duplex with panoramic views of lakes and greens on the 18th fairway in the Dunes. Price Reduced...O ered at $325,000 912 Almas CtThis is your opportunity to own in Eastwood Landing a near beach/tennis community located o East Gulf Dr. this home has 3 BR/2.5 BA, library/family room, open kitchen, large screen enclosed pool and spa. Cross the road and you can be at the beach or jump on your boat at the neighborhood canal dock. O ered at $1,249,000 1603 Sand CastleThis is Sanibel living at its nest! Gorgeous 3BR/3BA duplex with beautiful views of the 18th fairway and lakes in the dunes golf & tennis community! Stunning remodeled kitchen & dining room w/ the living room leading out to the enclosed lanai. This home will not last long!O ered at $445,000 Fred Bondurant Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 239-839-3633ISLAND SUN JULY 6, 201264