Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 08-10-2012
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United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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AUGUST SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:58 8:09 6:59 8:09 6:59 8:08 7:00 8:07 7:00 8:06 7:01 8:05 7:01 8:04 VOL. 20, NO. 7 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA AUGUST 10, 2012 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Mongol Rally RecapWhat A Journey! by James SprankleI guess Ill start from the beginning. Sean and I landed at Heathrow at approximately 11:30 on July 13 and hit the ground running. As soon as we got through customs, we headed promptly to the car dealership in Norwood Green, northwest of London. We picked up the Peugeot 206 s 1.1 litre from the dealership, bought a set of steel wheels and headed to London. Thanks to the GPS provided through donations from the people of Sanibel, we hit our destination of downtown London in about an hour. After our brief stay in London and a nice little party in Notting Hill, we pointed our compass southbound to the Goodwood Motor Speedway in Chichester, UK. At the speedway, there were about 200 other 1 litre-ish little beasts getting the finishing touches decals, engines checks, oil changes, etc. There was even a guy who had a Toyota Tacoma truck hed imported from Baltimore that had a lift kit, monster truck tires and massive headlamps. Not in the true spirit of the rally, but he paid the price for it. When we left later that afternoon to begin the journey, we took a lap around the race track. One car and a Dneiper motorcycle broke down on the track yikes! Then it was off to the Dover ferry port and then to Dunkerque, France. It is important to note that I really had not driven a stick that much before this (and it didnt help that I was on the right-hand side of the car). By the end of the journey, I was a Jedi Master. After a nauseating voyage on the ferry, we arrived on the continent. When the road switches from left to right and your car is English, it can make for trying driving conditions, especially when attempting to pass a massive truck. This would really haunt us in Russia. The first real night of the rally was spent in Brugge, Brussels, complete with a torrential rain that would follow us all the way to Russia. Brugge is where I would first try my hand at driving the beast. After a few laps around the cobblestone, I was set to go tocontinued on page 28 Sean Miller and James Sprankle finished the 2012 Mongol Rally, a 7,000-mile England to Mongolia automotive adventure No Child Left On Shore Group Visits Cayo Costaby Jeff LysiakThanks to the launch of a new educational program, a Haitian American youth group from Ebenezer Christian Academy in Fort Myers took a cruise from Captiva to Cayo Costa last Friday afternoon. During the three-hour excursion, the group learned about the importance of the natural resources within the Caloosahatchee watershed and the back bay estuary while enjoying the unspoiled beauty of a pristine beach filled with wondrous marine wildlife, great and small. Hosted by environmental educator Richard Finkel, the No Child Left On Shore program is an outreach project of both the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Captiva Cruises. On August 3, a group of 31 youngsters, parents and siblings climbed aboard The Santiva and set course for Cayo Costa. During the trip, which sailed through Pine Island Sound, Captiva Pass and the Gulf of Mexico en route to the southern coast of Cayo Costa, Finkel engaged them in historic facts about the regional waterways and shared stories about the marine life found beneath the waves. How many of you have ever played hide-and-seek? asked Finkel, which resulted in nearly everyone raising the hands. Well, thats just what the plankton and smaller fish in these waters do in order to survive. He explained how, within the countless acres of sea grasses, oyster beds and mangrove forests contained in the waters surrounding Southwest Florida, marine life is abundant. After arriving along a remote stretch of Cayo Costa beachfront, Finkel led the group on a short hike around to the western shoreline, where they searched the shallow waters for evidence of life under the sea. Grabbing a handful of sand and shells, he pointed out what small organisms can be found within them.continued on page 3 A Haitian American youth group from Ebenezer Christian Academy in Fort Myers took part in last weeks No Child Left On Shore pr ogram with Richard Finkel and Captiva Cruises. Here, the group poses for a photo on the beach at Cayo Costa.


2 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Books, Jewelry and Boutique Books, Jewelry and Boutique 1571 Perwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL. 33957 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Summer Hours Mon.-Sat. 10-4 Closed Sundaywww.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.netSanibel Beauty SalonThree generations that WE built!15% o the purchase of any 3 items Record-Breaking Season For Historical VillageThe Sanibel Historical Museum & Village has closed its doors for the off-season and will re-open on November 7, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The last day saw quite a few visitors willing to bear the heat for their last chance to experience Sanibel history close-up until November. Museum memberships reached a new high this year. We are very grateful for our loyal members and welcome our new members, said board president Alex Werner. Of course, we ask them to continue to support us, as our members are a vital part of the museum. We couldnt operate without them. Approximately 9,000 guests visited the museum, a new high. This number represents more than 8,100 adults, almost 800 children, 72 members, and 14 people using passes from the Sanibel Public Library. We had hopes to reach these kinds of numbers, Werner said. Were pleased and know well do even better next season. I thank our many docents and volunteers, who are the real stars of the museum, said museum manager Emilie Alfino. They are knowledgeable, hard working, and always perform with utter professionalism and courtesy to our guests and with a smile, even when the work is difficult. I salute them and look forward to seeing our winter residents come season. I also thank our year-round volunteers, the docents who work in the summer heat and help us keep the museum open as long as we can. Two new buildings are heading for the village this summer: Shore Haven, a Sears kit home currently on Bird Lane, and its caretakers cottage. Watch for news of this historic move. In addition, next seasons visitors to the village can look forward to a continuing array of exhibits in each of the seven historic buildings and a special docentled tour of the village at 11 a.m. Eight Twilight Talks, which were so popular this season, are being planned. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village 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, visit www.sanibelmuseum.com. Community Panel To Meet August 14The Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 14, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Room in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the meetings agenda items: Status report on the Captiva Land Development Code approval. The panels agenda for the 2012-13 season. A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary. The next Captiva Community Panel meetings will be held on September 11 and October 9. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village hopes you enjoy your summer, as they did in the old days


3 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 From page 1No Child Left On ShoreAt the same time, other members of the group spent their time playing and frolicking in the water, building sandcastles and sharing an afternoon of fun and discovery. I liked getting to go swimming in the water and collecting sea shells, said 11-year-old Amos Francis, who has been living in the United States for just over a year. Ive never done something like this before. According to group leader Joseph Gabriel of Ebenezer Christian Academy, most of the children who took part in last Fridays trip had never played on the beach or collected shells in their lives. You can see it in all their faces how much they really enjoy this experience, said Gabriel. Spending time with each other, swimming, collecting shells and learning about nature. This is a wonderful program. Gabriel said that he first learned of the No Child Left On Shore program through one of the academys board members, Jeff Goode, who also took part in the trip to Cayo Costa. On the way back to Captiva, Finkel cast a seine net off the stern of The Santiva, collecting a few marine life samples to show the group. In only a few moments, the net filled with an assortment of living things: a pufferfish, pinfish, snapper and triggerfish, along with some seaweed. After providing some interesting facts about each creature, Finkel released them back into the sea. This is a great opportunity for them to come out here, added Gabriel. Next week, when they go back to school, theyre going to tell all their friends about what they did on summer vacation and theyre going to tell them about this! Additional information about the No Child Left On Shore initiative, or to become a sponsor of a local Southwest Florida youth group, can be obtained by calling Kristie Anders with the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation at 472-2329 or Richard Finkel with Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. The group followed Richard Finkel around to the west side of the island Naima Martial, 4, built her first sandcastle during the trip Michael Cenatus, 10, had fun swimming in the water Amos Francis, 11, holds one of the shells he collected during the trip The Santiva anchored in the shallows off Cayo Costas southern tip Richard Finkel shows off a pufferfish Members of the group stopped to look for shells on Cayo Costa


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 20124 Captiva Holiday Village FestivitiesBeach lovers should beware of enjoying one too many helpings of Thanksgiving turkey this year. Instead of waiting until spring break or summer to flaunt those beach bodies, sun and sand worshipers from across the U.S. are invited to a festive, island style, helping of holiday spirit planned for this years Captiva Holiday Village. The two-week-long Captiva Holiday Village launches its 2012 spectacular the Friday after Thanksgiving with fireworks, tree lightings, holiday readings and musical performances. Now in its third year, Captiva Holiday Village is a cooperative event sponsored by hoteliers, merchants, attraction owners and restaurateurs of Captiva Island. Captiva is a remarkable island village and known as a magnet for creative people, said Paul McCarthy of Captiva Cruises. Its famous for its beautiful beaches, wildlifefilled waters, family-friendly atmosphere, and a quirky, relaxed way of life. This island is a perfect place to unwind from holiday stress. Each special-themed weekend, beginning November 23 through December 8, will be a fun-filled extravaganza of sight and sound, set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico and evening sunsets. During the event weekends, visitors will enjoy everything from decorated golf cart and lighted boat parades to Junkanoo and fire dancers, live music and even a Marching Mullet Parade. All three weekends of events take place in Captivas village center, where its colorful restaurants and shops will be festively decorated. The village is the heart of the island: a quirky, colorful, pedestrian-friendly hub where people stroll from place to place, enjoying live music, tropical food and drink and the islands legendary sunsets. Captiva is a wonderful contrast from the hustle and bustle of normal daily life, said Jeff Shuff, Tween Waters Inn general manager. When you add in all the fun with these three holiday event weekends, Captiva should be at the top of your holiday mustdo list; its going to be one heck of a party this year. Back by popular demand, a feature of this years Captiva Holiday Village is community Chautauqua, offering educational and entertaining workshops, entertainment, films, a carol sing, boat cruises, natural history talks and tastings all offering locals and visitors a chance to learn more about quirky Captiva. In addition to Holiday Village festivities, the island offers easy access to an abundance of water sports: kayaking, guided fishing, parasailing, wildlife cruises to the outer islands and world-renowned shelling. The village of Captiva is a special place during the holidays, said Captiva resident Nathalie Pyle. Our entire family is together for the Tween Waters fireworks the night after Thanksgiving, and my grandchildren and I love decorating our golf cart and riding in the golf cart parade. The lighted boat parade is another family favorite and, of course, we love singing Christmas carols at the Captiva Chapel by the Sea. Captiva is regularly featured in newspapers and magazines around the world. In 2011, it ranked as one of TripAdvisors Top 10 Travelers Choice U.S. Beach Destinations. The small island is also known as a destination for celebrities and creative legends. As a highlight of this annual event, once again local hoteliers and restaurants have teamed up to offer six free two-night Captiva Holiday Village weekends for the 2012 event. Online entries are now being accepted at www.captivaholidayvillage.com. The 2012 event schedule is as follows: Friday, November 23 Tween Waters Inn Lighting Ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, November 24 South Seas Tree Lighting and Children Storytelling at Chadwicks Square South Seas from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Junkanoo parade through the streets of Captiva last year Celebrants at Tween Waters Inn Chapel by the Sea decorated for the holidays 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 TEMPORARY CHANGED HOURS!!! TEMPORARY CHANGED HOURS!!! Between July 17 & August 15 The Sprout will be Open 3 Days a Week: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Only.We will be under construction and all kinds of good changes will be happening.Watch for the opening of The Sanibel Sprout Spout, our Organic Juice Bar! The Sanibel Sprout Spout, our Organic Juice Bar!


5 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Sunset Arias at Tween Waters Inn from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 27 Walking History Tour with Richard Finkel of Captiva Cruises at McCarthys Marina at 10 a.m. Moonlight Cruise with wine merchant Gordon Hullars Demystifying Wines at McCarthys Marina at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, November 29 Holiday Surprises at the Captiva Memorial Library Captiva Island Historical Societys Captiva Memories: Volume 1 Sanibel-Captiva Art Leagues Plein Air event on Andy Rosse Lane from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, November 30 Coconuts! Techniques for opening a coconut, their ecology, coconut ice cream, coconut painting and using USPS to mail a coconut, held under the tiki at Jensens Marina from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mullet March starting at Jensens Marina from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fire Dancing at the beach by The Mucky Duck from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Joyous Jam at the Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, December 1 Join the Junkanoo making Recycled Rhythm Instruments on Andy Rosse Lane near McCarthys Marina from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Junkanoo starts at McCarthys Marina from 4 to 5 p.m. Joyous Jam at Jensens Marina from 5 to 6 p.m. Boat Parade in Roosevelt Channel from 6 to 7 p.m. Boat Awards at Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 4 Writer Amy Bennett Williams speaks about her book, Along The Caloosahatchee, and Woody Hanson reflects on his grandfathers work as the White Medicine Man to the Seminoles at the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 5 1,000 Years of Fishing in Pine Island Sound boat cruise starts at McCarthys Marina with SCCFs Kristie Anders on board a Captiva Cruises boat from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Hurricanes, Skywatching & Storm Readiness with Doris Holzheimer and Kristie Anders (time and place TBA) Stars Over Captiva with Richard Finkel of Captiva Cruises (time and place TBA) Thursday, December 6 Sound Science: Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations research in Pine Island Sound (time and place TBA) Sanibel-Captiva Art Leagues Plein Air event on the docks of Captiva from 10 a.m. to nooncontinued on page 25 Luminary Night parade down Andy Rosse Lane Tween Waters Inn holiday tree Children eating ice cream at last years Chautaqua


INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 20126 Council To Discuss Ways To Stimulate Businessby Anne MitchellCity leaders, concerned about vacant commercial space and the continuing decline in property values, is to embark on measures to help stimulate the islands retail economy. At Tuesdays city council meeting, Vice Mayor Mick Denham said he wants to have the topic on the councils October or November agenda for further discussion. However, the council should first establish goals and priorities. Councilman Doug Congress said, No one likes to drive down Periwinkle and see empty businesses. Several restaurants closed, property values are down 1.5 percent this year. It is not going to fix itself. Agreeing with Denham, Congress said council needs laser-like objective to tackle it. The topic was sparked following discussion about a first-ever joint meeting last week of the Lee Countys Tourist Development Council and the Horizon Council, Lees public/private economic development partnership, attended by Sanibel council members. At that meeting, it was suggested that newly licensed and incorporated businesses in Lee County may get an introductory letter from Lee Countys Economic Development Office outlining services. Also, Lee County hotel guests may see a card touting business opportunities here.Councilman Marty Harrity said the Lee County government has allocated $25 million in incentives to attract businesses that offer high paid jobs. However, he thinks the best way to help island businesses is directly, not by encouraging new ones.Denham believes the citys focus should be on property owners rather than the businesses. He cited the Palm Ridge Road area, saying individual businesses can do little to improve the appearance of the shopping area, its up to landlords. He called for short-, midand long-term strategies to tackle the issues and then give guidelines to the planning commission to work on. Mayor Kevin Ruane said its important for the public to be aware that the council has made efforts to stimulate improvements by such measures as reducing building and planning fees by 25 percent this year to encourage owners to improve their property. He also noted the recently adopted resort redevelopment ordinance to make it easier for hotels and motels to upgrade without facing loss of units and amenities. Ruane also questioned an email survey sent out by the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce to examine whether the permitting process needs to be changed to encourage improvement. The message states that the chamber and the city are working together on this. Ruane indicated he was not aware of any collaboration between the city and chamber and that he had ideas of meeting with industry groups and individuals to find out what is needed. Holly Smith, a member of the planning commission, said the commissioners are already looking at ways to streamline and improve the permitting process. She said the commissioners know firsthand some of the hardships applicants face when they run up against city rules. She cited formula or chain stores as an example. Stringent rules on size and other elements kick in for chain businesses, regardless of whether they are small local chains or national ones. Do we really want to prohibit a small establishment that may have more than one location in Lee County? asked Ruane. He noted that Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, owned by Harrity, would run into obstacles were it to be applying for a city permit right now, because there is a second Doc Fords restaurant on Fort Myers Beach. City Employee Of The QuarterTara Willette was recognized by the Sanibel City Council on Tuesday as the Employee of the Quarter. Willette began working for the city as a part-time administrative secretary and was promoted to full time employment in November 2011. She was nominated by her peers, who also cited her computer skills and service to the public. City Moves On Dinkins Bayou Dredging Projectby Anne MitchellThe Sanibel City Council on Tuesday established the entire Dinkins Bayou dredging project as a public navigational project. However, the city will only be responsible for paying its $200,000 share of the $345,000 project, with homeowners chipping in for the rest. City Attorney Ken Cuyler said that by designating it a public navigation project, the city can take the responsibility for managing it. The residents can cut costs by having their portion done while the equipment is in place. It allows you to apply for the permit not only for areas we know we will be dredging, but also for other areas in the future, he explained to the council members.Jonathan Tongyai, president of the Pine Tree Drive Association, said, We still need to identify areas that need dredging. We are going to go to the residents to find out what areas are a problem. We will pull funds from our homeowners and give it to the city.In 2004, the city constructed the Clam Bayou box culvert under Sanibel-Captiva Road to connect Clam Bayou with Dinkins Bayou. The project was necessary to save continued on page 48


7 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Logo For 10K Race 4 FISH UnveiledFriends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel launched the official 2012 logo for the 10K Race 4 FISH. The logo, which has been developed by popular cartoonist Dave Horton, will appear around the islands promoting the FISH 10K race on posters, banners and T-shirts. The 4th annual 10K Race 4 FISH race is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 13. This year, Horton has designed a new logo in his FISH 10K series, kindly donating his time and designs to FISH for this event. This years logo features Hortons popular island critters: a fish, a dolphin and a shark racing to the finish line. Our races simply wouldnt be the same without these logos, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. They are a perfect image for this fun island event and we are grateful that Dave Horton has so kindly provided us with his wonderful designs over the last three years. Both the 2010 and the 2011 logos featured Hortons favorite alligator, raccoon and an ibis. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House on Sanibel, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, which is aimed at the runners, their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. The 10K Race 4 FISH is being held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club and is expected to attract more than 400 runners this year. More than 40 island businesses and organizations sponsored the race in 2011, and over 120 people volunteered to support and execute a great event. Runners can download the 10K Race 4 FISH entry form at www.fishofsanibel.com. Pictured from left is Pete Bender, Ed Ridlehoover, Dave Horton, Nancy Bender, Maggi Feiner and John Pryor 2011 logo by Dave Horton The new 2012 logo by Dave Horton 2010 logo by Dave Horton Top Ten Books1. Fifty Shades Darker by EL James 2 Fifty Shade Freed by EL James 3. Wisdom From Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 4. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 5. Seashells by the Seashore by Mariann Berkes 6. Land of Stories by Chris Colfer 7. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 8. Living Sanibel by Charles Sobczak 9. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James 10. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. CROW Launches Summer Campaign If you would like to support CROW and its efforts to treat these summer patients, please make your check payable to CROW and mail it to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957 and note Summer Campaign on the check. You may also donate online at www.crowclinic.org The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife announced the launch of a summer campaign to raise funds for the rescue and rehabilitation of our sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife. Summer is traditionally a busy and challenging season for CROW, said Steve Greenstein, executive director of CROW. In addition to our regular patient admissions, it is also nesting and baby season so our patient load becomes heaviest at a time when donations are usually the slowest. Our wildlife hospital has often been wall-to-wall with baby birds including cardinals, owls, doves, ospreys, eagles, jays, herons, mockingbirds and hawks; and baby squirrels, opossums, raccoons and rabbits will soon be arriving. Caring for those infants is costly, not only because of the special baby formulas needed but also because of the labor-intensive nature of baby care. It is not uncommon for babies at CROW to be fed every two hours and also requires a hands-on approach to providing necessary stimulation to induce healthy growth. Summer puts a tremendous strain on our resources, both financial and human. Summer is also the time when injured sea turtles begin to appear at CROWs special sea turtle rehabilitation facility. According to CROWs hospital director Dr. Heather Barron, the care and rehabilitation of those special patients can be a long and costly process. So many of our sea turtles are admitted with life-threatening injuries and illnesses and their critical care often involves surgical intervention and long-term rehabilitation said Dr. Barron. The daily care and rehabilitative process includes diagnostic testing, antibiotics and other expensive pharmaceutical care that can last for months due to the slow metabolic healing process in sea turtles. The cost of care for just one injured sea turtle can be thousands of dollars. So far this summer, CROW has admitted several sea turtles including green, loggerhead and Kemps Ridley species. With nesting season lasting through October, more admissions are likely at CROW, the only licensed sea turtle rehabilitation center between Sarasota and Miami. CROW president John Schubert is confident that CROW can continue to provide the level of care needed to survive this busy season. For over 40 years, CROW has survived thanks to the hard work, dedication and commitment of the special people who provide care for our patients. But we have also survived thanks to the passion and generous donations from our supporters who believe strongly in what we do every day of the year to save wildlife, said Schubert. As we have in past summers, we are reaching out to our members, supporters and everyone in our community to help us by providing the extra resources we need to get through this busy summer season. Everyone at CROW would like to say thank you for helping us give wildlife a voice in the world and for helping us teach people to care for and care about our wildlife friends and neighbors.


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 20128 The soldier waits at the end of a long hallway. His partner carefully moves forward, scanning for anything that could be a threat. He reaches the end, looks both ways down the intersecting hall, and waits. Confident that the coast is clear, he turns to his partner, looks straight at him, and wags his tail. No, this scene is not from someplace in Afghanistan, it is in a training session at Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, Florida. The soldier suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is in training with his new canine partner. The dog is a veteran assistance dog, trained by Southeastern Guide Dogs, and available to the soldier under the Paws for Patriots program. The soldier will stay at Southeastern for up to four weeks for intensive training with his new canine partner before returning home together to face the obstacles caused by PTSD. Southeastern Guide Dogs trains dogs for duties ranging from guide dogs for the sight-impaired to veteran assistance dogs, to therapy dogs. Based on a beautifully maintained 28-acre facility in Palmetto, Florida, Southeastern is 100 percent donation funded, and has the very highest rating possible by Charity Navigator, the worlds largest charity rating service. Because of the good work the guide dogs organization is doing for the visionimpaired and for veterans, the SanibelCaptiva Lions Club has chosen to direct some of the clubs fundraising activities to its support. Thanks to the hard work of the many Lions in the club, we were pleased to be able to donate $10,000 to Southeastern in 2011 to fund an onsite canine eye clinic. This clinic allows Southeastern to screen dogs for its breeding program, and to treat dogs with eye issues so that they can be trained to serve those in need. Several club members attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the clinic, and were impressed with both the equipment we helped to purchase, and the professionalism of the staff and volunteers at Southeastern. We are proud to be able to assist in this noble effort, and wish to thank the many people who made this possible through donations and support. Today, the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club continues to support Southeastern Guide Dogs, as well as many other organizations that work to provide assistance to those in need. In the coming weeks, youcontinued on page 40 Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club NewsSan-Cap Lions Help Build A New Canine Eye Clinicsubmitted by Lion Tom Price Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Continues Supporting Literacy And LearningSanibel-Captiva Rotary Club members Chet Sadler, Lee Almas and Bob Guggino participated in the recent Heights Foundation Community Center Fort Myers backpack and school supplies distribution event. The community of Sanibel and Captiva donated $500 towards the purchase of these school supplies. More than 400 students attended this event, showing their appreciation by exhibiting wide smiles and thank yous to the volunteers at each of the supply tables. As a result of the donation, all of the students are excited to be returning to school. Bob Guggino, Chet Sadler and Lee Almas Mother and daughter at last weeks event Handing out school supplies Parents and their children thanked the Rotary Club for its donations 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! BiggerisBetter 20%OffALL CLOTHINGDuring AugustCommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. & GladiolusFurniture Clothing Housewares Art/Antiques Appliances Building Supplies Collectibles225-6529Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9amto4pm 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908


9 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 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 American Legion Post 123 Sanibel2nd SundayBBQ BASH!August 12thATTN: LOCAL MUSICIANSJam Fest & Open Mike Nite7 p.m. to Close$1 Drafts $2 Wells Serving BBQ Ribs and Chicken Dinners All Day!For more info please call the Legion at 472-9979 4249 Sanibel-Captiva Road (Mile Marker 3)COME ENJOY THE FOOD & DRINKS! Back From Ireland For More Biking On Sanibel submitted by Frank and Denise of IrelandThose of you who know us, we are back again. Last year, after casual holiday biking for approximately nine years (which really is about three months of biking a year), we reached our goal of 20,000 miles (all done here on Sanibel). This year we decided to take biking easy but after the first mornings bike ride to the Lighthouse Cafe for breakfast, a round-trip of 16 miles, we seemed to have gotten biking fever again. Our average per day since we arrived is 39.4 miles. Our goal this year is 3,000. We have three and a half more weeks left and have 2,443.6 miles on the odometer. Can we do it? Biking is such a great way to see the island and make friends. We have made so many friends over the past couple of years, most of whom keep in touch with us when we return home to Ireland. We just love Sanibel and have been coming here for over 30 years (and still have not found a junonia shell). Next year we shall take it easier. This year we wondered if the wind was stronger, the bikes slower or were we a little older. We are not sure which one or whether all of these apply! Hopefully we shall see you all on the bike paths again next year. NARFE MeetingNARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will meet on Thursday, August 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, Colonial Boulevard and Six Mile Cypress Parkway. The program will cover the upcoming NARFE National Convention in Reno, Resolutions, etc. For more information, call 482-6713. Island bicyclists Denise and Frank Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


10 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.com Its Shrimpfest Time!Every Tuesday enjoy Crunchy Shrimp, Coconut Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, BBQ Shrimp, Shrimp fra Diablo plus a changing selection of shrimp specials like Thai Shrimp and More! And the Special Part they are all priced at $15. So make plans now with friends and family cause we dont know how long it will last! Sunday is PRIME RIB PRIME RIB NIGHT NIGHT While it Lasts12 oz. for $22.00 33 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!TENDERis the NIGHT! NIGHTLY SPECIALSMonday Magic Meatloaf w/brown gravy Tuesday Grilled Skirt Steak Wednesday Jerk Chicken Thursday Sushi & Sashimi Friday Still Lobstah Night Saturday New England Fish Fry Sunday Battle of the Ribs (BBQ vs Prime) Happy Hour Daily 4-6 10-Midnight $6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only)Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 4:00pm -12.00 am 7 days472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.sanibelsportsbar.com Hortoons American Legion Post 123 NewsThis Sunday, August 12, the American Legion Post 123 will have an Open Mic & Jam Fest beginning at 7 p.m. All musicians are encouraged to show off their talents. Barbecue ribs and chicken will be served all day long. The following Sunday, August 19, dinner at Post 123 will feature a fish fry served from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Monday, Post 123 hosts 9-Ball Pool Tournaments starting at 6 p.m. This weeks winner of the first match was John Gonzalez while Kevin Pottorf took second. Gonzalez also won the second match, with Desmond Fish as the runnerup. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich is on the menu all day. Other items include a half-pound burger plus daily specials. Food is served every day and the public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., located at Mile Marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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12 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel. Call (239) 472-4559 Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com With Live Entertainment Nightly Wednesday, August 22nd Prime Rib & Prime Jazz With the Traditions All Star Jazz Band p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late Closed Sundays until Fall Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! Welcome back to Welcome back to the Island Chad! the Island Chad! 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! Rubber Stamping Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Craft Shell Craft Craft Supplies Craft Supplies Gifts Gifts Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Quilting Quilting Fabric Fabric Beads Beads Notions Notions Find us on Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-472-0177 or adsilby@gmail.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 22, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:7:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Worship Services: 10 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Friday at 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. at 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days please call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys, 472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-6thgr.) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 1st Wednesdays of the month 6 p.m., Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. Morning Prayer: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email ryi139@aol.com. New Organist At Local ChurchNorm Libby recently joined Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ as its new organist. Libby is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, having lived and worked in Akron, Ohio for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company as a commercial artist for 22 years. He was then self-employed for 14 years. Libby studied piano in his youth and moved on to organ studies at Akron University, with Dr. Richard Shirey. He has served for over 40 years as organist with a variety of churches both as substitute organist and principal organist. He has also served as Dean and Sub-Dean of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, where he is currently serving as Member at Large. Libbys most recent organist positions in Florida have been at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte, and First Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Lehigh Acres, where he served as organist and choir director. Norm is married to his wife, Sharon, and has recently celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage. They have five children and eight grandchildren. Sanibel Congregational United Church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


13 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Saturday Night Prom To Benefit The Sanibel PTATogether with The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, The Sanibel PTA presents Saturday Night Prom, a disco-themed evening of great music, great food and great outfits. Islanders are encouraged to join the fun on Saturday, September 8 starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Dunes Clubhouse. Last years prom, a fundraiser for The Sanibel School, proved to be a great event with lots of dancing, a hilarious slideshow featuring many of the partygoers, and even a Prom King and Queen. Organizers are working hard to make sure the upcoming Saturday Night Prom is just as exciting and full of surprises. Not sure what to wear? Anything goes! said event committee member Patty Holston. Last years outfits ran the gamut from 1980s prom dresses and ruffled tuxedoes to shorts and flip-flops. Just have fun with it and come have a great time. A disc jockey will be playing music from every decade that will have everyone dancing all night. Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased at the door on the night of the event. All proceeds to benefit The Sanibel School. Contact Patty Holston via email at thesanibelprom@gmail.com for more information. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island The Sanibel School Resumes ClassesIts back to school time again! The Sanibel School started classes on August 8. The Sanibel Police Department reminds all drivers to be cautious and remember to stop to allow the bus drivers to pick up and discharge the children in a safe manner. Remember to pay close attention to children waiting for buses, walking and biking on local streets and driveways. Vehicles in both directions must stop when the school bus has its red lights on and the stop sign is lowered. Also, remember the speed limit in the school zone is 20 miles per hour. Please do your part to keep our children safe. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 201214 Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsThe turtles are slowing down. Here is the esea turtle activity as of August 3 and the previous two years for comparison. As of August 3, 2012 Sanibel East 67 nests, 145 false crawls, 0 hatches Sanibel West 242 nests, 515 false crawls, 30 hatches Captiva 113 nests, 170 false crawls, 12 hatches As of August 3, 2011 Sanibel East 37 nests, 84 false crawls, 10 hatches Sanibel West 236 nests, 354 false crawls, 67 hatches Captiva 76 nests, 54 false crawls, 36 hatches As of August 3, 2010 Sanibel East 19 nests, 64 false crawls, 1 hatch Sanibel West 133 nests, 238 false crawls, 34 hatches Captiva 59 nests, 115 false crawls, 22 hatches False crawl a failed nesting attempt If you have questions, or would like to know more about sea turtles on Sanibel, contact seaturtle@sccf.org or call the SCCF Sea Turtle Office at 4722329 ext. 228. A loggerhead returning to the gulf after nesting on Sanibel this May. NOTE: This photo was taken from a safe distance after the turtle had completed her nest. It is illegal to interfere with nesting sea turtles 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" 649549lb.1499 2/$5lb.399Corona Extra or Corona LightBeer12 Pack, 12 oz. Cans or BottlesBoars Head White or YellowAmerican CheeseCrystalDrinking Water24 Pack, 16.9 oz. BottlesCherry or GrapeTomatoesPint Boars HeadTraditional Pork & Beef Bologna Thur., 8.9.2012 Wed., 8.15.2012 lb.save100 save.50 lb.savingspicnic packin


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ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 201216 Explorers Guide Earns National RecertificationTarpon Bay Explorers naturalist and guide Wendy Rex has successfully recertified as a Certified Interpretive Guide by the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). Recertification requires at least 40 hours of qualified training. Rex first received her certification in 2004 and is required to recertify every four years. The NAI is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving about 5,000 members in the United States, Canada and over 30 other nations. Individual members include those who work at parks, museums, nature centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, historical and cultural sites, commercial tour companies and theme parks. The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for those who deliver interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in conveying quality interpretive programming to visitors. The goals for the certification program are to provide a standard that identifies professionals in the field who have demonstrated thorough knowledge of interpretive principles, practices, and skills and to implement a high level of skill, competency and education that enhances opportunities for growth, encourages new interpreters and serves as support for professionals in the field. Wendy Rex Dont Leave Sanibel Without OneThese new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Horse Shop National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2011 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best of the Islands 2010 2012 Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 2011 Talk of the Town for Customer SatisfactionWe proudly serve Pinocchios Ice Cream Sandwiches Sandwiches Prepared On Our Prepared On Our Fresh Baked Breads Fresh Baked Breads Artisan Breads Artisan Breads Try Our Signature Try Our Signature Sanibel Blossom Sanibel BlossomI CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566www.beachfoodies.comAre YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!A market for people who love good food!!!Are YOU a Beach Foodie? Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!Open Daily 8am 9pmCroissants Baguettes Souf e Pastry Artisan Breads & Sandwiches NYC Bakery Pizza 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566 www.pinocchiosicecream.com Ask Us About Our Franchise Opportunities Original Italian Ice CreamIce Creams Gelato Sorbets Sherbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks Coffee Latte Cappuccino Espresso Pastry Gourmet Chocolates Gifts Fun Apparel Baby Gear Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar A Sanibel Tradition for 32 Years! Try Our Try Our Key Lime Sublime Key Lime Sublime Hurricane! Hurricane! Summer Is Here! Summer Is Here! Taste Our Taste Our Pink Lemonade Pink Lemonade Gelato GelatoShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


17 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Freedom!by Patricia MolloyOn July 27, CROW released one Eastern screech owl, two Coopers hawks and two Mottled ducks after successful treatment at the clinic. Both ducks were released together because they formed a strong bond at the clinic as stranded fledglings. After months of intensive care and around the clock feedings, they matured into strong, healthy ducks. Upon release, they easily found their way to the water and began exploring their new home in Sanibel. The Coopers hawks were released separately, so they could establish their own territories. Each bird quickly took to the skies over Sanibel once their carrier gates were opened. The Eastern screech owl was also grateful to be released after a long but successful, stay at the wildlife clinic. It often takes weeks or months for young or injured animals to be rehabilitated at the clinic and become strong enough to survive in the wild. You can do your part to help local wildlife by donating items from the clinics wish list: paper towels, Purina ONE Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow (no colored chunks), wild bird seed, bleach, fragrance-free laundry detergent, new or gently used bath and hand towels, red heat lamps (250W), garbage bags (42 gallon size) and ceramic crocks of all sizes (ramekins, etc.). CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic. org. Both Coopers hawks were successfully rehabilitated and released on Sanibel Eastern screech owl before release The Mottled ducks were released together and quickly found their way to the water photo courtesy of CROW 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


18 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHE A D S FA C T O RY TRAINED M E R C U R Y M ARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices D ave D oane1 Personal Tarpon Time Is Hereby Capt. Matt MitchellWith summer here, my guide business slows down enough this next few months that I get some time fishing without clients. Yes, that is really what I enjoy to do when Im not working. Until last week, I do not remember the last time I personally was out fishing. When I am on the water during any free time the next few months, my favorite thing to do when conditions are right is sight-fish for tarpon. After a pretty good spring of catching tarpon with clients, I had yet to catch one myself. Even though our main springtime push of tarpon is over, they are still around and will be until our first big cold front of the fall or winter. Tarpon fishing can be even better late summer than it is in the spring. As long as the tarpon can stay on a good food supply they stick around. There might not be as many as in the spring, but the ones that are around have much less boat pressure on them and now that their annual spawning is over, they have one thing on their minds and that is to eat before they migrate out of our local waters. The main factors on getting on these late season tarpon are a consistent weather pattern, time of day and locating their favorite food. Light winds first thing in the morning and right before sunset make spotting and catching these fish rolling much easier. The calmer the conditions, the more tarpon come up and roll to gulp air. During slick calm conditions, they stay up on the surface for a much longer period of time than when its choppy. The longer they stay up near the surface, the more of a chance you have at presenting a bait to them. Another important factor in finding these tarpon is finding schools of small Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and jacks, which, it seems to me, they love. This can happen just about anywhere from within 50 yards of the beach, in and around the passes and the open bay. Generally, these smaller predator fish are feeding on large schools of glass minnows, which in turn draws in the tarpon for an easy meal. Small terns and seagulls working the surface of the water are always worth checking out. Plain and simple, if you can find the favorite bait of the tarpon, they will be there. These late season tarpon are generally not in a hurry to go anywhere. They seem to lay up happily and gorge themselves, often not moving very far for days. Watching tarpon come up and crash through these bait schools is an awesome sight. A few places I look for these hungry tarpon for the next few months are close to the beach from West Rocks to Redfish Pass, the middle to south end of Fort Myers Beach and in the bay from Red Light Shoal to Captiva Rocks. That is a lot of water to cover, but once you put in your time and locate tarpon, they often will hold in the same place for a week or more, or until the weather pattern changes and the bait moves. While out solo one morning this week, I ran into a school of 100-plus happy, feeding tarpon milling around up close to the beach on Captiva. As I moved around the rolling fish slowly on the trolling motor, every bait I pitched at them for more than an hour was inhaled. Even when I cast too close to the rolling fish, the lead few fish would spook, then 30 seconds later, the pod would turn back and eat the bait. This never happens in the spring. The three tarpon I landed that morning were of all different sizes, from about 30 pounds up to around 80 pounds. By 10 a.m., the sea breeze kicked up and the fish slowly stopped showing themselves and the bite was over. In just over an hour, I ended up hooking four tarpon. Now thats a great morning off! With all the crazy tarpon boat traffic and chaos behind us, a little time scouting can get you some of the best tarpon fishing of the year all to yourself. No matter how many tarpon I catch in my life, it never gets old, nor do I ever get over the thrill of seeing them, chasing them and then hooking up. The only thing that makes it sweeter is having them all to yourself without another boat in sight.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. A late season tarpon caught out along the beach this week BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Nick Outten, 13, of Windermere, Florida, caught a black tip shark while on a fishing trip with his dad Todd Outten and Captain Traye Cooke. Shark Caught Nick Outten


19 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Plant SmartPod, Fruit And Seed Identificationby Gerri Reaves, PhDIn Southwest Florida, plants are as likely to flower and fruit in in the winter months as in the depths of summer. Identifying the stunning number of local plant species, let alone their pods, fruit and seeds, can be a daunting task. But there are many reasons that make the enterprise worthwhile. First of all, its simply fun to know something about the thousands of plants that surround us here in the subtropics. Is it a Florida native? If not, is it deemed Florida-friendly? Will the plant benefit native wildlife or attract birds and butterflies to the landscape? Is it categorized as invasive? If so, its advisable to eradicate the plant or at least prevent it from spreading further. Are any of the plants parts poisonous and therefore a potential threat to pets or children? See if you can put names to the species that produced the pods, fruit and seeds in the photos. Helpful hint: The answers include at least one native, one significant ecological threat and one non-edible species. The greenish yellow pods belong to the appropriately named necklace pod ( Sophora tomentosa), a Florida native whose spikes of creamy yellow flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies all year long. However, its bead-like necklaces are not friendly to people. Ingestion of the seeds induces vomiting. The purple plum-like fruit is less deceiving. Both the fruit and kernels of native cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco) can be eaten raw or cooked. The plant is a good food source for humans and wildlife. Cocoplum jam is a traditional local treat, and the flowers make this species a valuable honey plant. Those gorgeous exotic red and black seeds are just that exotic. Carrotwood ( Cupaniopsis anacardioides) is listed as a category-one invasive plant by the continued on page 26 South Florida native, or harmful invasive? Pretty seeds to cultivate, or eradicate? Tasty peas in a pod, or a toxic snack? photos by Gerri Reaves A Ad Ad Ad Ad ve nt ur e Cr Cr r Cr r u ui ui ui i se se se s s s K K Ki ds Pr og g g ra ra a a m m ms ms ms Where can you nd Family Fun this summer? M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k e e e e e e e e e e e e e Captiva Cruises y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r Family Fun destination to cruise the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. d e s t i n a t i o n t o c r u i s e t h e c r y s t a l c l e a r w a t e r s o f t h e G u lf o f M e x i c o C all 239-4725 300FOR SOME HOLIDAY FUN! www.captivacruises.com Enjo y our kids cruisesFamily shing and manatee encounte r Cruise to Ca y o Costa Island-beauti f ul beach f or shelling & swimming Cruise to f unky Cabba g e Key f or a f amous cheesebur g er in paradise Enjoy an a ernoon dolphin watch cruise aboard the Lad y Chadwick and watch dolphins jump in the wake o f the boat. Full service bar on board Pick your Sunset Cruise: Sailin g Wildli f e, Live Musi c Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailin g catamaran La L L dy C ha dw w w w w ic ic ic ic ic k k k k k k k Sunset Fireworks Cruise Cruise on Lady Chadwick to watch the 4th of July reworks on Sanibel. uise on Lady Cha n Lady Cha 7pm to 10:30pm with the legendary Danny Morgan performing on board. 7pm to 10:30pm witgy witgy Call for reservations. Morgapg g Family Fishing Cruises on Friday Morning and AfternoonSaturday Sunset Serenade Cruise w/ Danny Morgan 7:30 9:00pm Cruise to Cayo Costa Island-beautiful beach for shelling & swimming Cruise to funky Cabbage Key for a famous cheeseburger in paradise Enjoy an afternoon dolphin watch cruise aboard the Lady Chadwick and watch dolphins jump in the wake of the boat. Full service bar on board. Pick your Sunset Cruise: Sailing, Wildlife, Live Music Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailing catamaran


20 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Recreation Area Expandedsubmitted by the South Florida Water Management DistrictOutdoor enthusiasts have a newly expanded area for a variety of outdoor activities near the restored Kissimmee River as part of the South Florida Water Management Districts (SFWMD) effort to expand public access for recreation on conservation lands. Working with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the District is adding an additional 60 acres to the expansive Kissimmee River Public Use Area. Hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing are among the activities allowed in the new section. One of the most inspiring locations to view successful restoration and a healthy ecosystem is along the Kissimmee River, said SFWMD Governing Board vicechairman Kevin Powers. Opening more of these restored lands for compatible recreation provides an opportunity for the public to really get out and enjoy the natural South Florida landscape. Comprised of more than 30,000 acres, the Kissimmee River Public Use Area stretches along the Kissimmee River from State Road 60 south to Lake Okeechobee. Access is primarily by boat and is facilitated by a number of boat ramps within an area that spans portions of Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola and Polk counties. From camping and bike riding to hunting and horseback riding, the area offers a variety of outdoor experiences. A portion of the Florida Trail traverses the area, where hikers may see wildlife including white-tailed deer, alligators, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises and many species of wading birds. (Special-use licenses available from the district may be required for some activities, and FWC rules apply.) This is the second time in recent years the district has worked with FWC to expand the Kissimmee River Public Use Area. In 2008, the SFWMD Governing Board passed a resolution requesting coordination with the FWC to add the 3,722-acre Chandler Slough to the public use area. Inclusion of conservation lands into the public use area was inspired by the effort to restore the Kissimmee River, which once meandered for 103 miles through central Florida. The Kissimmee River Restoration Project will return flow to 40 miles of the rivers historic channel and restore about 40 square miles of river/floodplain ecosystem. The restoration project a 50-50 partnership with the District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is projected to be complete by 2015. Throughout South Florida, the district provides recreational access to its public lands while continuing to manage them to support environmental restoration, water supply, water quality and flood control missions. At present, the district owns 621,000 acres of land that are open to the public. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have enhancements such as picnic tables, informational kiosks, primitive campsites and hiking trails. For more information on recreational opportunities throughout the districts 16-county region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. 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21 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012Basic Rules Of Shellingby Kathleen HooverSanibel is often referred to as the shelling capital of North America. Strolling the beaches and shallow water surrounding Sanibel and Captiva, over 300 species of shells can be discovered. These treasures are what lure many island visitors. To protect this important economic and biological asset, in the late 1980s, the City of Sanibel petitioned the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) to restrict live-shelling. The MFC passed a special Sanibel Shelling Rule restricting live collection to two specimens of any one species per day per person. In addition, non-residents were required to purchase a state saltwater products fishing license. This rule remained in effect for six years, but it was difficult to enforce. In 1994, the city asked MFC to establish a complete ban on live-shelling for Sanibel beaches to one-half mile from shore. This rule prohibits the harvest and possession of live shellfish as well as sand dollars, sea stars and sea urchins. Also, all shelling was prohibited within the waters of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. A first offense could result in a fine of $500 and up to 60 days in jail. This went into effect on January 1, 1995. In January 2002, Lee County proposed a county-wide ban on the collection of all live shells. This ban took effect on March 1, 2002. The ban remains in effect and is strictly enforced. The first question that generally follows awareness of the live-shelling ban is How can I tell if the shell is alive or dead? The sniff test is where you begin. Hold the shell carefully in your hand and smell it. If you experience a rather obnoxious odor, it is highly likely that the mollusk responsible for building the shell is no longer living. Another method involves placing the specimen gently at the waters edge or in a tidal pool and watch for any movement. There are many joys associated with shelling beyond the hunt for a junonia, lions paw or, even better, a brand new species. One of them is observing the live mollusks in their natural habitat and learning more about what form of locomotion the employ, what they east, which species they fall prey to, how they reproduce and whether they leave trails that help find and identify them. There are some basic rules if you have an interest in observing live shells in their natural environment: Always put the shell back where you found it by gently placing it on the sea floor. Gastropods should be placed with the aperture of opening down. Do not throw shells back into the sea as this will cause injury and probable death. If objects in the environment like rocks or branches are moved during observation, be sure to put them back where you found them. For more basic information about shelling and to learn more about the life of mollusks, visit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum or online at www.shellmuseum.org. Junonia shell photographed by Henry Domke 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 Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com 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: 10,000 Views 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 AUGUST 10, 201222 While visiting from Windermere, Florida, the McNeil family found an assortment of shells at Blind Pass on July 31. They found alphabet cones and a lightning whelk. They were staying at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. Shells Found Jim with daughters Avery, 8, and Caroline, 12 Phelene de Vries Stoutt, 12, of Miami Beach, found a junonia at Blind Pass. She was staying at Homewood Suites. Shell Found Phelene and Tate Crossroads QuartetSaturday, August 18Enjoy the Crossroads Quartet as they present a highly anticipated new vocal quartet performance steeped in the tradition of the Barbershop genre. 2012Summer Concert Series Tickets just$15 General Seating Concert begins 7:30 p.m.Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway. To purchase tickets visit shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-20672012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-652-12


23 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 While vacationing from Michigan on August 3, the Marsman family went shelling on Sanibel and found numerous shells. These included an alphabet cone, sharks eye, pitted murex, lettered olive and giant cockle. Shells Found Jordan, Tyler and Connor Marsman Riley Johnson, 7, and his brother Chase, 8, of Sanibel, found alphabet cones in the parking lot of Beach Access 2. On July 29, Riley found a pair of alphabet cones and shared one with his brother. Shells Found Riley and Chase Johnson 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music $ 8. 00 OFF ANY BOTTLE BOTTLE $ $ 25 OR MORE. 25 OR MORE. ALL EVENING. ALL EVENING.WINE WEDNESDAYS Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon. Expires 08/31/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 www.matzaluna.netFresh Seafood, Veal, Chicken, Pasta and Sanibels ONLY wood red pizzaServing 7 days from 4:30-9:30Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 201224 Birds Eye ViewSanibel Is Trying: Part IIby Mark Bird WestallSo, how is what we did to the natives of this continent comparable to what we are now doing to the wildlife? Think about it: When Europeans first came to this part of the world, they found a group of people that for several thousand years had been adapting to surviving in the unique ecosystems of the Western Hemisphere. And even though their ancestors when they first arrived may have caused major ecological changes to the megafauna of North and South America (the Pleistocene Overkill Hypothesis), by the 17th century these indigenous peoples were living in harmony with the natural system. At first, the indigenous people were seen as a benefit to the Europeans by helping the newcomers survive their first winters in the new and strange land and, later, as the Europeans began to fight amongst themselves over who would control the vast resources of the New World, the natives were seen as allies. But eventually, as the Americans came into power politically, the Native Americans were increasingly seen as nuisances, at best, and a threat to the safety of a civilized society at worst. As the Americans pushed further and further into what had been set aside as preserved Indian Land, conflicts arose and wars were fought. Of course, the natives lost these wars and the solution to the Indian problem was to put these people on reservations (places we specifically set aside for their safety and prosperity) and made wards of the state. Those natives that didnt like the reservations set aside for them and kept leaving the reservations to go home to their historical territories were considered renegades and hunted down, and were either sent back to the reservation, put in jail or killed. And yet we honor the survivors of those times by naming our professional sports teams after them, i.e. Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves, etc. I have never been more embarrassed as an American than when I visited the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and saw first-hand how our management of these indigenous people had turned these once-proud people into something a street person would look down upon. And what are we now doing to our native wildlife? Sanibels justification for incorporation was to insure that the islands natural system and wildlife could continue to thrive and live in harmony with the people who visited and lived here. We were an environmentalists utopian dream! But the dream is not always that easy to make a reality. Cases-in-point: I cant help but think about the recent purge we have had on the alligator population here, the beginning story of the old Sanibel crocodile who died on the island a few years back, and the more recent saga of the black bear who made the mistake of trespassing onto this sanctuary island. This environmentally friendly island decided that the way to deal with alligators that have been fed is to have the state program kill every renegade alligator over four to five feet long that anyone complains about. The current state laws and enforcement program will not stop the feeding of alligators and, since we make alligator habitat when we build our waterfront neighborhoods, there will always be alligators in the lake in our backyard. We ask them to come to our backyards and then we call them renegades. Our own crocodiles story started in the mid-1980s, when people on Pine Island started complaining about the monster living on their island. The state chased her around Pine Island like General Howard chased Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces in 1877. When they finally caught her, they put her on the reservation. They sent her 90 miles to the south and released her in the Everglades. Six months later, she was back on Pine Island. This renegade didnt want to be on the reservation. That was not her home. Pine Island Sound was her home. The decision was made to capture her again and put her in a zoo for the rest of her life. Isnt that what we did to Geronimo? We captured him and put in jail until his last dying days. Whats the difference? Luckily, before the state could capture her, she left Pine Island and ended up in the refuge during the winters and spending much of the summers under my house where I lived when I was married. I say that was lucky for the croc because she then had some good Indian agents representing her interests the USFWS of the refuge, me and my ex, Janie Howland (Janie has some of her own great stories to tell). And lastly, there is the story of the lost black bear. I agree that Sanibel is, at best, marginal habitat for a black bear and, eventually, the animal would have gotten itself in trouble on such a small island. So I can understand why the powers-that-be decided that the best thing for the bear was for it to be moved off the island. But what makes me the most sad is how this animal was put on one reservation and almost immediately began returning south back towards its old territory, only to be captured once again and exiled to a reservation even further away. I hope, for the sake of the bear, that this time it will stay on the reservation. It just makes me sad that these animals have to be put on a reservation in the first place. There was not enough reservation space set aside for the Indians. Will there be enough preserves for the wildlife? Sanibel has tried to co-exist, but it is not easy for our species to share this world with others. 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. PLACEIsland Restaurantgreat food good times Outdoor & Indoor Seating 239-472-0223 WiFi Islander Favorites Served All Day, Everyday!Open For Lunch & DinnerSummer Hours:Monday Saturday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday (Dinner Only) 4 to 9:30 p.m. www.PiecesofEight.com 2500 Main St., Ft. Myers Beach 239-765-7272 $5o the purchase of two fares Not valid with other offers. 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25 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ated by : Fish Tacos! Book Signing Event!Ft. Myers BEach : Sept 24th Sanibel : Sept 2nd & 3rd Meet The Author! Details Online 12-2pm & 4-6pm Shell Found Jonathan Cirone from Franklin, Tennessee, found a Scotch bonnet near the chapel by the Gingerbread House on August 1. Jonathan Cirone While staying at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva, McKenzie McNeil, 14, found a junonia at Blind Pass on July 31. She said shes been shelling since she was seven years old and was overjoyed to finally find a junonia. McKenzie was visiting from Windermere, Florida. McKenzie McNeil Shell Found From page 5Captiva Holiday VillageThe Best Gifts Are Books! at the Captiva Memorial Library (time TBA) Friday, December 7 Sanibel Luminary from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunset Arias at Tween Waters Inn from 5 to 6 p.m. The Hidden Art of Ding Darling and Americas Darling, a film on the life of Jay Darling, at the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters after Arias on the beach (time TBA) Saturday, December 8 Golf Cart Parade starting at Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort, with awards presentation party immediately following, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Captiva Luminary from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, December 9 Carol Sing at Chapel-by-the-Sea and reception by the Captiva Civic Association from 6 to 7 p.m. For a complete list of all special events and hotel packages, visit www. CaptivaHolidayVillage.com. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 201226 Island Dems To Screen Film At Sanibel LibraryOn Thursday, August 16 at the Sanibel Public Library, islanders will have the opportunity to view the documentary film Koch Brothers: Exposed by Robert Greenwald. The film takes a deeper look at the two billionaire brothers and their activities in voter suppression, big investments in dismantling unions in Wisconsin, and funding the conservative organization Stand Your Ground in Florida and many other states. Reviewers have said, Every person in this country who cares about democracy should care about this work. The Koch Brothers support laws that are the most aggressive attempt to buy a Congress that weve seen in over a century. Local Dems and Independents interested in helping to elect Barack Obama are urged to come early and participate in phone banking at 5 p.m. at the library conference room. Then at 7 p.m., the film will be shown, followed by a discussion of the film. Popcorn and drinks will accompany the film. Also, representatives from Obama For America will discuss opportunities for becoming active in the election process. The event is free and open to the public at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. It is sponsored by the Democratic Club of the Islands. For more information, call 395-9078 or e-mail demclubislands@gmail.com Book Discussion At The Captiva Memorial LibraryOn Saturday, August 18 beginning at 3:30 p.m., the Captiva Memorial Library will host a book discussion of Ann Patchetts novel, State Of Wonder. For more information or directions to the library, call 533-4890. From page 19Plant SmartFlorida Exotic Pest Plant Council and as a noxious weed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Unfortunately, its a prolific seed producer, and birds and mammals eat the orange-yellow fruit and disperse the seeds. Consider replacing this tree with a native species that provides wildlife with food without harming Floridas ecosystems. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Classical Music Scholarship Applications DueBIG ARTS is now accepting applications for the BIG ARTS/ Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship Award. Its primary goal 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 via e-mail at info@ BIG ARTS.org. All materials are due to BIG ARTS no later than Friday, September 7 to be considered for this scholarship. Ken Nees is a BIG ARTS volunteer who not only works in the office every day, but is also the chair of the Workshop/Classes Committee and has served several terms on the Board of Directors. He is a fan of classical music and is devoted to helping talented young musicians continue to develop their musical talents. BIG ARTS has several scholarship programs that are supported by generous donors. To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund to support your passion, and make a difference in the lives of others, contact Development Coordinator Kara Minoui at 472-9700. Bonsai Society Meeting Features PhotographyBonsai photography will be the feature of The Bonsai Society of Southwest Floridas monthly meeting on Saturday, August 18 at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) Building at 6281 Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Noted photographer Richard Owens will present the program, which will be followed by a swap shop, where members can swap trees with other members. 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 and membership may be obtained by calling Jim Bremer at 482-7543. Dinner 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.239.472.77701523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island OP 3:00 .M. OPEN FROM 3:00 10:00 P.M. Glass of House Wine, Domestic Draft or Well Drink!OR Slice of Key Lime PieWith purchase of entre. Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 8/31/12 N N F F R R 0 0 : : 0 0 0 0 JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM MONDAY SATURDAY & ALL DAY SUNDAY!www.the shhouserestaurants.com FREE FREE


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From page 1Mongol Rally RecapMaastricht, Holland and then to Gldendorf, Deutschland. When we hit Germany, Sean told me that we needed to try and find the Autobahn, which I thought was only a small portion of the German highway system and probably not close to where we were. I was wrong. As it turned out, we drove on the Autobahn the entire way to Poland. This became evident to us when BMWs and Audis started passing us going about 140 mph. We even saw a Lamborghini Gallardo zip by at about 190, if I had to guess. From Germany, we crossed into Poland. Poland is an amazing country. Major highways turn into two-lane country roads. People pushing ox carts mix with the normal motor traffic. Things are a bit more simple in Poland. That night, we bedded down in a university town called Lublin. Youthful population and old Europe flair made Lublin a real joy to visit. So far, life was stress free. Ukraine was a hurdle, and our first real border crossing since landing at Heathrow. You drive up to a massive compound with tons of gates and different check points. Nothing exceptional happened here. But it was good practice for Russia. Nobody at this crossing was friendly. As we made our way to Kiev, you could see the Soviet influence. An old Mig fighter jet statue. A tank here or there. Pretty cool. I can remember driving across the border and seeing some of the most beautiful wheat fields while listening to Pink Floyds Dark Side Of The Moon. Pretty surreal to think of ourselves there and our normal lives and everybody we knew back in the states. Ukraine is where we encountered the new Cyrillic alphabet that would be with us all the way to Mongolia virtually impossible to sound things out. By the end of the trip, we had become very good mimes. The roads from Poland to Kiev are German in their quality exceptional four-lane pieces of asphalt. This changed drastically from Kiev to the Russian border our introduction to the bad roads the rally is infamous for. Driving through at 2 a.m. and hitting pot holes that shake the change out of the cup holder is a pretty rough how ya do. It was while driving on these roads, near a town called Romny, that we encountered a heart-stopper. Sean was driving and I had just awakened from one of my many road naps. No one else is on the road. No one. We pull into this town on the H07 and the road is blocked by tree trunks. My first thought is that these are Ukrainian Bobs Barricades and that the road is shut down. But then we saw a figure with a dull flashlight walking towards us from the forest. And then a large panel van came speeding up from behind. I thought, Ambush! I told Sean to back the car up and get out from between the van and the tree trunks. He did. Our hearts were pounding as we started to whip around back towards Kiev. We noticed a taxi had driven up the tree trunks on the other side. He got out of his car, looked at them, threw up his arms in frustration and tossed the blockade into the forest and drove off. The panel van, which had Russian plates, turned out not to be full of masked gunmen but a guy transporting textiles across the border. We zoomed off, hearts racing, feeling foolish. Two hours later, we approached the Ukraine/Russian border. About 5 km from Russia, the sun was just cresting the tree line as we drove past a wheat field. Parking the car, we treaded through the brush and were presented with one of the most beautiful sights wed ever encountered. I think it must have been the mixture of knowing how close we were to Russia, how far weve come. How crazy it was that we were doing what we were doing. And the fact that the caramel rays of sunlight lit the wheat grains like a billion little golden light bulbs. Simply a breathtaking thing to see. The Ukrainian border personnel exiting the country were far more jolly than those who had greeted us upon entry. We joked about football and I was even able to use my French to communicate with one of them, which made our crossing much easier. They got a big kick out of the fact that we had never purchased the Ukrainian auto insurance when we had entered the country 20 hours earlier. Oops. The Russians, on the other hand, were a different story. We spent a total of three hours filling out the same form about six times. They almost didnt let us cross because they thought that the UK title was the incorrect document. I remember sitting in the car freaking out about the idea of having to turn around. Where would we go? What would we tell everyone at home?! Sean told me to relax. Dude everything will be fine. He was right. It was probably because of a shift change and they just wanted us out there. I was so freaking excited. I had dreamed about traveling to Russia for the past three years and my dream just came true. We promptly bought auto insurance out of a Maersk shipping container, got a free coffee and headed to Kursk to get money and exchange bills. In Kursk, we had a little trouble finding a place to eat. It was about 9 a.m. and nothing was open we even walked into a furniture store thinking it was a restaurant. We ended up eating omelets in what was probably a strip club of sorts. The owner didnt like the fact that we were there and pointed to us, yelling at the hostess who let us in. She assured him we were cool. We were pretty sure he had us followed when we left since a dude cased our vehicle for about an hour while Sean tried to exchange money in the bank. Kursk was a dose of Russian reality. Its roads were even worse than the Checkpoint at the Russia/Mongolia border Driving past wheat fields in KazakhstanISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 201228 Billboard spotted in Russia


Ukraines. The railroad tracks were not level with the roads and shook the heck out of our suspension. Running on no sleep and little food, it was not fun. Not to mention Monday morning rush hour ugh! We could not get out fast enough. When we left, we were consumed by a hail storm that forced us off the road. Scary. That afternoon, we made it to our resting place, Voronezh, a popular town for Americans wanting to adopt Russian kids. We checked in to the hotel with our visas and headed out for dinner. At a kebob restaurant with a Yanni concert playing in the background, we made friends with a young Russian father and his kids. Communicating was an issue, but we had a good time anyway. Over the next five days or so, we made our way through Russia. We hit towns like Saratov on the Volga, slept in a trucker motel outside Samara and had to drive through a heaping cloud of smoke attributed to a massive garbage fire near the side of the road. This reminds me; there are really no emissions controls from what I could tell in Russia and Mongolia. Brand new Audis and BMWs belch out thick black smoke. We used to joke that when wed get stuck behind a truck, we were going to get truck lung because the exhaust was so bad. Made me realize that however bad the USA is environmentally, these places were far, far worse. The best place we encountered in Russia had to be what is called the Chuyskiy tract in the Altai Mountains. This is the stretch of the M52 between Gorno-Altaysk and the Tashanta, the Russia border town. A real outdoorsmans paradise. Winding mountain roads, picturesque riverside camp spots. The background painted with snow-capped peaks. An area of Russia not littered with trash or smog. A drive that probably would have taken us six hours took 10, since we were constantly stopping to take pictures and gaze at the scenery. That evening, we arrived at the Russia/ Mongolia border. When we finally met the Mongol Rally organizers in UlaanBaatar, they explained that the car would be stripped of all decals, washed, and all mechanics fixed. Later this year, it will be auctioned off. The proceeds from that auction would go to Adventures for Development Mongolia (http://www.adventuresfordevelopment. org/mongolia.php). They will use the money for development projects throughout the country. I also donated most of my clothes and almost everything that was in the car, including spare tires and wheels, roadside emergency kits, blankets, an axe and shovel, a cell phone and other odds and ends. All go to charity. Through the generous donations, many from the people of Sanibel and Captiva, The Goat Rodeo was able to raise over ,036, which is about $2,370 each for Doctors Without Borders and The Lotus Childrens Center in Mongolia. Thank you all so much. This money is going to two amazing organizations that save peoples lives. Id really like to thank all of our Sanibel small business sponsors. Without them, we never would have completed this journey: Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grill, The Timbers and Sanibel Grill, Pinocchios Ice Cream, Hillgate Communications, Coffee Bar at Baileys, BIG ARTS, Hardy as Chauncy, The Great White Grill, Sanibel Island Farmers Market, The Lazy Flamingo, The Island Cow, Heidrick & Co., Traders, The Jacaranda, Bank of the Islands, Bistro at Beachview, The Sanibel Bean, Island Pizza and, most importantly, the Island Sun and River Weekly! 29 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 The Goat Rodeos vehicle was covered in sponsored bumper stickers from many Sanibel supporters On the road outside of Saratov, RussiaCongratulations to The Goat Rodeo


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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~ 239.395.4022751 Tarpon Bay Road5-10 p.m. www.iltesoro.net 8:30 am 6 p.m.239-472-4300Tahitian Gardens Plaza 30 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 My Stars FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Relationships continue to thrive, but watch for any telltale signs of potential problems. Take needed action now to set things straight before they become troublesome later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your powers of persuasion, backed up, of course, by your considerable expertise, help you establish your case even to the most dubious decision-makers in your workplace. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might still be a bit reluctant to face up to some lessthan-pleasant realities. But the sooner you accept the facts, the sooner you can set about making some needed changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Expect to make adjustments, even when things seem locked up and ready to go. But cheer up: At least one change could lead to something youve been hoping for. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The success of a recent project should do a lot to boost your self-confidence. You might want to start now to check out ways to make that longdeferred bigger and bolder move. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Ease up on the pressure you might be putting on the new person in your life. It takes time for a budding relationship to blossom. Show more patience and understanding. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You have lots of inner strength in reserve. Use some of it to resist intimidation from those who might try to impose on your good nature for their own reasons. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The good news is that your on-the-job status is improving. The one cautionary note, however, involves a personal situation you might have been ignoring for too long. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Congratulations. Once again, your sharp Sagittarian horse sense helps you work through a complicated situation that would leave most people confused. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Plan on indulging yourself in some wellearned good times through much of the week. Then be prepared to face some thoughtprovoking issues by the 18th. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Positive factors continue to dominate following a recent change in both your professional and personal lives. Expect to make contact with someone from your past. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Workplace stability allows you to continue making progress on your projects. But dont ignore your personal life. Spend more quality time with those special folks. BORN THIS WEEK: You have the gift for making people feel special. Maybe because you know how special you are. On Aug. 16, 1896, George Carmack spots nuggets of gold in a creek bed near the Klondike River in Canadas Yukon Territory. His lucky discovery sparks the last great gold rush in the American West. Over the next two years, as many as 50,000 would-be miners arrived in the region. On Aug. 17, 1915, Charles F. Kettering is issued a patent for his engine-starting device -the first electric ignition for automobiles. In the early years, drivers used hand cranks to start the internal combustion process that powered car engines. On Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Social Security Act. Although it was initially created to combat unemployment during the Great Depression, Social Security now functions primarily as a safety net for retirees and the disabled. On Aug. 18, 1940, Walter Percy Chrysler, the founder of the American automotive corporation that bears his name, dies in New York. Aside from automobiles, Chrysler was known for financing the 77-story Art Deco Chrysler Building skyscraper in midtown Manhattan. When completed in 1930, it was the tallest building in the world and the first manmade structure to top 1,000 feet. On Aug. 19, 1953, the Iranian military, with the assistance of the United States government, overthrows the government of Premier Mohammed Mosaddeq and reinstates the Shah of Iran. As thanks for the help, the Shah signed over 40 percent of Irans oil fields to U.S. companies. However, the Shah was toppled from power in 1979. On Aug. 13, 1961, East German soldiers begin building a wall between Sovietcontrolled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city. Berlin residents found themselves cut off from friends or family until the wall was dismantled in 1989. On Aug. 15, 1983, Hurricane Alicia forms south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Three days later, the Texas Gulf Coast is slammed by the storm, causing 21 deaths. The $2 billion in damages recorded was a record for hurricane damage in Texas at the time. It was pioneering British film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock who made the following sage observation: Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it -as well as contributing to the need for it. The grapefruit is so named not because of any relation to or resemblance to a grape (obviously), but because it hangs from the tree in grapelike clusters. Those who study such things say that the three most recognized words in the world are God, Coca-Cola and Titanic. Although darts is a traditionally English pub game, there are now more than three times as many darts players in the United States than there are in the United Kingdom. Jazz musician Glenn Miller was the recipient of the first gold record ever awarded, for the big-band hit Chattanooga ChooChoo. The amount of fuel in a jumbo jet single tank would be enough to allow a car to drive around the world -four times. If you had visited Peru in the mid1980s, you could have bought toothpaste with cocaine in it. Before he became the celebrated author of such novels as Pale Fire and Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov was a tennis instructor. The longest game in the history of professional baseball was played between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings in April of 1981. It lasted just shy of 8 1/2 hours, and ran for an unbelievable 33 innings. Its traditional in Italy for a prospective groom to spend a full years earnings on an engagement ring. If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit. -Robert Brault THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


31 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Hammerhead Week At Sanibel Sea School Shares Secret Of Cephalofoilssubmitted by Jenna Sullivan Have you ever wondered why a hammerhead shark has such an odd looking head? Their mouths are small and do not open very wide, their eyes bug out on either side, not to mention the fact that their head is shaped, well, like a hammer. Campers at Sanibel Sea School this week investigated these funny looking fish and learned some of the secrets of their cephalofoil what biologists call their hammershaped head. All sharks are masters at electroreception, but none to the extent of the hammerhead. Using electrical sensors called ampullae of Lorenzini, which are located in their nose, sharks can sense electrical fields created by ocean animals. This gives them the ability to locate prey, even if it is buried under the sand. Hammerhead sharks are fantastic at this, using their broad faces and numerous electrical sensors to locate camouflaged shellfish, bony fish and even stingrays. We tried our hand at electroreception in a scavenger hunt, where campers used metal detectors to locate treasure buried in the sand. Campers also got a chance to get up close and personal with a sharks ampullae of Lorenzini when we dissected a dogfish shark on the picnic tables in the backyard (we made sure to dissect our shark after lunch). When we felt the sharks skin, it was rough one direction and smooth in the other, like velvet. Shark skin is composed not of scales but of modified teeth called dermal denticles, or skin teeth, which means that we were all attacked by shark as we felt its skin. We poked around inside and explored its gills, huge liver and what it had been eating in its stomach. Along with increasing their ability to find prey, hammerhead shark cephalofoils can be used to pin down one of their favorite treats stingrays. Campers imitated this behavior with their own cephalofoils, made from pool noodles, which they used to pin down Frisbees in a relay race. We later played in the water wearing our cephalofoils. Later, we took a boat trip out into the shark zone, far off shore, where we imagined scalloped hammerheads and bonnetheads circling beneath our dangling toes. We went canoeing, surfing and seining quite a bit this week, catching lots of shark-relatives in the seagrass beds and Gulf around Sanibel. Although the hammerhead is not the most feared of sharks, campers this week realized that sharks in general are species to be respected and protected. Toasters kill more people per year than sharks do. In fact, a shark is a fragile animal that is easily harmed by people. At the end of the week, campers felt much more affection and understanding for one of the strangest looking fish in the sea. Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization looking to 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. Zoey Bratta and sisters Alexandria and Tatiana Reif show off their cephalofoils following the relay race Counselor Kelly leads a group of campers in a dissection of a dogfish shark Rachel Gerson, on a surfboard, celebrating the ocean Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week O k Voted BEST Family Dining Now Serving Fresh


32 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Love That Dress! Tickets On Sale NowTickets for Love That Dress!, benefiting the PACE Center For Girls, are currently on sale for $25 per person online only at www.LoveThatDress.org. On Wednesday, August 29 from 6 to 9 p.m., guests can stake their claim on thousands of deeply discounted new and gently worn dresses and accessories, bid in the lavish silent auctions, and enjoy camaraderie and cocktails with friends at two different Love That Dress! events. Guests can shop in Lee County at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero or in Collier County at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples. In preparation for the ultimate feel-good shopping spree, PACE is seeking dress donations of any kind from wedding gowns to sundresses. Donations will be accepted at the following collection sites from Aug. 1 to 25: Lee County Alliance Financial Group, 14021 Metropolis Avenue, Fort Myers BOOST Creative, 1411 SE 47th Street, Studio 4, Cape Coral Condo & HOA Law Group, LC, 2030 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Embassy Suites Hotel, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero Laser Lounge & Spa, 20400 Trailside Drive, Estero Nu Image Cleaners-Central, 3722 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers Nu Image Cleaners-Fiddlesticks, 8911 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers SPADA Salon & Day Spa, 3161 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers Tribeca Salon, 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel White House Black Market at Bell Tower Shops, 13499 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers White House Black Market at Coconut Point: 23161 Fashion Drive, Estero Collier County BB&T: All locations in Collier County DAmici Salon & Spa, 5628 Strand Boulevard, Naples Laser Lounge & Spa, 20400 Trailside Drive, Estero Pristine Fine Dry Cleaners, 506 9th Street North, Naples Waterside Shops-Management Office (next to Coach), 5415 Tamiami Trail North, Naples White House Black Market on Fifth, 555 Fifth Avenue South, Naples White House Black Market at Waterside Shops, 5485 Tamiami Trail North, Girls Night Out for PACE Fashionistas go bargain hunting ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 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 English Country Dance LessonsLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Classes are held on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., year-round. Lessons are free after one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to the center. Dress is casual and partners are not necessary. Wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Beginners are welcome. Contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828 to sign up or email fortmyersdancers@ hotmail.com Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center is at 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


33 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated.Naples Tickets to the Love That Dress! are limited, and Lee Countys event sold out last year with over 800 attendees. Its truly the ultimate night out for women where they can shop and enjoy great bargains from Gap to Gucci while spending time with friends, said Nannette Staropoli, Collier event co-chair. The best part is the outpour of community support, added Amy Sanford, Lee event co-chair and PACE board member, Everyone has a place in their heart for PACE. With the support of presenting sponsor White House Black Market and many more generous contributors, Love That Dress! is expected to raise over $100,000 to help abused, neglected and abandoned teenage girls served by PACE. Collier County is also hosting a Backstage Pass-LTD! Live preview fashion show on August 16 at Waterside Shops for $75 per person. For more details about all the fun in either county, visit www.LoveThatDress.org. PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a nonresidential delinquency prevention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as abuse, school truancy, academic failure, foster care, exposure to substance use and/or incarcerated parent(s). At PACE, girls find a supportive environment focusing on their strengths through a genderresponsive approach that centers on the emotional and physical safety of each girl. As a result, PACE reduces the significant long term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance abuse, unemployment and long term economic dependency. For more information, visit www.pacecenter.org. Dress shopper looks through the inventory Andrea Prather Guests line up for the ballroom doors to open Accessory room filled with eager shoppers VOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t ntf r b Tb Gt Pt Wf FREE WI-FI Ft r b L-B Ft r b L-B751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER 5-7pm Mimosas, Bellinis & Sangrias Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black We are taking Kiwanis coupons from any restaurant through August 30 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 201234 Sanibel-Captiva Art League San-Cap Art League ExhibitAs part of their goal to provide encouragement, enrichment and education in the visual arts to the community, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League members are pleased to present their paintings at the Sanibel Public Library. This annual art show is not juried and the artists have an opportunity to exhibit work that is colorful, creative, expressive, experimental and unique. Some of the work is decorative and can be hung in a collectors home or business, as a corporate investment or given as a gift. Other paintings represent intriguing insights into the artists interpretations of a variety of subjects. There are paintings hanging throughout the library, including the newlyexpanded computer and media area. In addition to the Art League exhibit, the library has an impressive display of shells, exquisite award-winning shell craft, display cases with collections and glass sculpture. Call 472-2483 or log on to www. sanlib.org for hours and to find out what the library offers to both residents and visitors. For more information about the Sanibel-Captiva Art League, write to P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957 or log on to www.sancapart.com. Vreni Scheu Dennis Joyce Joan Reynolds Joan Mikelsons Rita McClain Pam Rutherford Pat Baker Carol Rosenberg Terry Shattuck ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


35 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 eBook And Audiobook Limit Expanded At Sanibel Public Librarysubmitted by Cathy Cangelosi, Sanibel Public LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library announces an exciting new change for patrons who use an electronic device to download ebooks and audiobooks from the librarys eShelf. Previously, patrons were limited to downloading only five items of content from the catalog. Effective immediately the number of downloads has been changed to seven. The eShelf has become an important part of what the library has to offer and has become very popular since its introduction in December 2010, said Duane Shaffer, head of collection development. The eShelf was begun with grant funding from the Sanibel Public Library Foundation. In 2011 the SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club provided funding for a special business-related collection. Now that the collection has grown, the library can offer a greater number of downloads thus enhancing our patrons downloading experience and give them a greater variety of content. Candy Heise assisting a library patron with a downloadFiction Discussion Group At Sanibel Public LibraryReaders are invited to discuss Little Bee by author Chris Cleave, the focus of the Wednesday, August 22 book discussion meeting at the Sanibel Public Library. The meeting is free and open to the public. Marlene Nicholas will be leading the group discussion. Little Bee is a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London. The group discussion begins promptly at 2 p.m. in the librarys ground floor meeting room across from the elevator (Meeting Room 4). It is preferable to come having read the book to be able to join in the lively discussion, but all are welcome. Call the Sanibel Public Library at 4722483 for more information. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 in Sanibel Square 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com & weekly blog SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Gulf-front 2-bedroom walkout in on-site rental program at Sandalfoot $699K Income-producing updated club suite at Sundial Resort, charming decor $349.9K 1-bedroom nightly rental island condo on east end at Colony Resort $149K 3-bedrm 2-1/2 bath updated townhome on Greenwood Ct in The Dunes $324.9K West-facing lot with sunset views in Sanibel River Estates $179K Undeveloped parcel in natural mid-island amenities community $249K Single-family southern exposure lot in The Dunes golf & tennis community $299K Over 1/2 acre w/patio dock on direct access canal in Shell Harbor $899K Stunning 4 bedrm near-beach canal-front home w/dock on Beach Road $899K Beach-front remodeled 2 bedroom w/den, excellent income, at Compass Point $899K Lisa Murty David Anderson Elise Carnes Susan Andrews


36 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 by Anne MitchellFormer east end Sanibel restaurant Rosies Deli will be reborn in early October in the space previously occupied by another island landmark, The Hungry Heron on Palm Ridge Road, which closed in July. Joanne Fitzgerald and Irving Gavin are again partners in the venture. Fitzgerald says the new Rosies Caf & Grill will combine the best of both business, serving sit-down and take-out food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. That means Rosies homemade chicken salad and seafood salad, Cuban, Reuben and Philly steak sandwiches and Pelican Poop chocolate candies. We have had people come from Fort Lauderdale asking for Pelican Poop candies, said Fitzgerald, and somebody from Philadelphia said it was the best Philly steak sandwich he ever had. The Herons popular steam pots will be available as well as other family favorites. Bonita Springs-made Royal Scoop ice cream will be available in at least 24 flavors and there will be a lineup of specialty coffees. Gavin says hes excited to start baking fresh Kaiser and sub rolls each day along with dough for Chicago-style deep dish pizza, buttermilk biscuits and cookies. I will be coming in at 5 oclock in the morning to bake all the stuff, he said. Fitzgerald says the bar, which is close to the front door, will be moved, and work is already under way to give the interior a new color scheme and fresh dcor. Outside, landscapers are clearing out vegetation and Fitzgerald plans to add colorful flowers. The partners will be applying to the city for outdoor bonus seating as well. Some former Hungry Heron employees are being hired back, including 13-year staffer Chris Navarrete, who is helping with the remodeling. Beach Floor & Dcor has been a Sanibel mainstay for 25 years, carrying top names in tile, carpet, cabinets, countertops, drapery and accessories. Although the stores specialty is full remodeling, it also fills a need for one-room make-overs and individual projects such as furniture re-upholstery. Among the services available are custom drapes and window treatments; plantation shutters; kitchen cabinets and interior painting. Top-of-the-line Kraftmaid painted and solid wood cabinets have all the bells and whistles for the kitchen of your dreams, including slide-out cutting boards and built-in lazy susans. The store carries many major brands of decorative wall and floor tile. Manager Kim Ruth says she can often beat the big box stores in price for some wall tiles, such as glass tile and invited islands to check them out. A major trend right now, according to Ruth, is floor tile that looks exactly like wood, whether it be bamboo, pine planking or weathered oak. Some applications are more suited to tile than wood. Collections from Happy Floors and Mohawks Stage Point tile collection are amazingly wood-like in every detail, with some having the appearance of driftwood, which is proving to be a Sanibel favorite. Of course, Beach Floor & Dcor carries a full range of wood flooring and carpet as well. Ruth is quick to recommend to customers the virtually indestructible Mohawk SmartStrand carpet, which sheds stains even wine and bleach which can be cleaned with water and a towel. Its even guaranteed to be impervious to stains from pet urine. The carpet comes in many textures including berber, plush and frise and is a great choice for high-traffic homes and rental properties. Ruth said her store is highly competitive on carpet prices compared with mainland stores, some of which charge to dispose of the old carpet, a delivery fee and a per-item cost to move furniture during the installation. Beach Floor & Dcor does not charge for these. And the store includes a higher grade of pad than is called for. Current promotions at the store include 20 percent off ADOs White Collection of washable drapery fabrics and $100 off Hunter Douglas power blinds when you buy the remote control. Beach Floor & Dcor is at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, phone 395-2525. Sanibel may not have an actual dollar store, but a section of Island Pharmacy is a good substitute. Forgot your toothbrush? Need antiseptic hand wipes, shaving cream, baby lotion, hair spray, starch, home cleaning products, pot scrubbers, toilet tissue and nail polish remover? These and many more items are all available for $1. Just look for the signs on the displays. Island Pharmacy is one of the friendliest stores on the islands, whether you are filling a prescription or needing advice on a minor ailment such as a sunburn or an insect bite. It is located at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, phone 472-6188. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature 10,000 Views on Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment most nights. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, dancing to Joe McCormick and singer Barbaracontinued on page 42 Around The Islands With AnneRosies Deli Returns With New Location; Beach Floor & Dcor At Your Service; A Dollar Buys A Lot At Pharmacy Kim Ruth shows how wood-textured tile stacks up against the real thing at Beach Floor & Dcor A section of the $1 items at Island Pharmacy 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. Hand-painted Adirondack-style chair is available at Beach Floor & Dcor, or can be custom ordered


37 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Great Service! Great Dedication! Great Results! Great Service! Great Dedication! Great Results! Buying, Selling, or just want to chat... TALK TO CHUCK! Buying, Selling, or just want to chat... TALK TO CHUCK! 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 Chuck BergstromISLAND RESIDENT, REALTORWWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! 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. $579,000 $579,0009319 Kincaid Court 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 Build your Sanibel Dream Home. Build your Sanibel Dream Home. Convenient mid-island Residential location. Convenient mid-island Residential location. Natural parcel with 1-1/2 acres of privacy. Natural parcel with 1-1/2 acres of privacy. Tarpon Bay Parcel includes Lots 1-6, Lots 17-20. Tarpon Bay Parcel includes Lots 1-6, Lots 17-20. Steps to shopping, restaurants, Baileys market. Steps to shopping, restaurants, Baileys market. $250,000 $250,000Tarpon Bay Road Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Great location... only a short walk to the beach Great location... only a short walk to the beach . $629,000 $629,000673 East Rocks Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. 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 SHORT SALEWWW.SANIBELISLANDWATERFRONTREALESTATE.COM by Ed FrankThe freewheeling, virtually unregulated recruitment of baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic, where 20 percent todays Major League players were born, is the subject of a fascinating new movie that provides an insight into this $125 million per year industry in that impoverished country. And interestingly, the movie, Ballplayer: Pelotero, has strong local connections. The movie tracks the signing of two young players Miguel Angel Sano and Jean Carlos Batista two teenagers with dreams of earning millions playing baseball to make a better life for themselves and their families. Sano, you may recall, was signed by the Minnesota Twins in 2009 for a whopping $3.1 million when just 16 years old, and is progressing through the Twins farm system. Baseball America labels him the Twins top prospect. Batista, now 20, plays for the Greenville Astros in the Rookie Appalachian League. The second local connection to the movie is Bobby Valentine, manager of the Boston Red Sox, who was executive producer of the documentary. Over the years, we have written about the world of baseball in the DR, where unlicensed agents known as buscones recruit prospects as young as 12, housing them in crowded quarters on antiquated ballfields. If a Major League team is interested in a prospect, they must deal with the buscone, who usually gets a large share of any signing bonus. Nearly every baseball organization operates an academy there, and, in fairness to the Major Leagues, these academies have been vastly improved in recent years. Whether youre a baseball fan or not, you will find this movie fascinating as it delves into the shadowy world and lofty dreams of baseball in the DR. Both Sano and Batista speak for themselves in the movie. One scene shows a secretly recorded episode of Sano and his family talking with a scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The family believes there was collusion to delay an age investigation of the teenager to deflate the value of the signing bonus. That claim was never proved. Now 19 years old, Sano plays for the Twins Low A Beloit Snappers, leading the team with 22 home runs, 84 RBIs while batting a respectful .254 through Monday of this week. Its likely he will move up to the High A Fort Myers Miracle next year. The inherent talents of Sano and Batista have enabled this duo to escape the crippling poverty they endured in the DR. The question unanswered, however, is what remains to correct the abuses dealt thousands of other youngsters that will never make it to the show. Three Blind Mice Results In Umpires Ejection Booing and yelling at an umpire over a disputed call are as much a part of baseball as chasing a foul ball. But at a game last week between the Fort Myers Miracle and the Daytona Cubs, the young intern working as disc jockey at Daytonas Jackie Robinson Ballpark was ejected by the umpire for playing Three Blind Mice after a close call at first base went against the home team. The summer intern, Derek Dye, a student at the University of Illinois, got the old heave-ho from home plate umpire Mario Seneca, after he queued up the famous childrens fable on the stadiums public address system. Not only was Dye ejected, but the public address announcer also was thrown out. And Seneca ordered the sound system turned off for the remainder of the game. In defense of umpire Seneca, officials are instructed to stop actions they deem baiting the crowd. However, there were less than 1,000 fans in the stands that night. The incident recalls a more famous example at Chicagos Wrigley Field about 10 years ago, when former Chicago continued on page 38 Beachview Golf Shootout WinnerSkipp Tutor won Beachview Golf Courses third Shootout of the summer season. Tutor outlasted seven other competitors to take the top prize. And he did it in style, with a birdie on the final hole. Skipp Tutor New Film With Local Connections Delves Into The Shadowy World Of Baseball In The Dominican Republic


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 201238 PGA TipsPGA; The Three Key Pre-Swing Fundamentalsby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalI like to keep golf simple. Get a routine and stick with it. This easy pre-shot routine has always served me well. It encompasses everything PGA Professionals like me stand for, literally. Here is a simple technique to try the next time you are hitting practice balls: 1. Posture Stand tall and athletic like you are about to guard someone in basketball. Bend at the hips so that your sternum goes down and your seat goes out until your arms hang naturally. Unlock your knees and you are ready for the next step. 2. Grip Put your right index finger into the palm of your left hand and wrap the fingers of your left hand around it. Try to pull the finger out. Comes right out, doesnt it? Now, put your right index finger into the fingers of your left hand and wrap the fingers of your left hand around it. Try to pull your finger out now. You will pull your finger out of the socket before that finger will come out. Tells us that our fingers are strong and our palms are very weak. Lets get the grip on your club into the fingers of both hands. 3. Alignment Set a club on the ground aimed at where you want your ball to go. Take a second club and put it parallel to the first club about one foot apart. Pick up the first club and you have an aiming club. Align your clubface, feet, knees, hips and shoulders at 90 degree angles to the aiming club and you are now aimed at your target. Now you can judge you practice shots and analyze the errors. If the ball goes left, it is probably the clubface is closed at impact or the path of the club is outside to inside. If the ball goes right of target, the face is either open at impact or the path of the club was outside to inside. With just a little practice, this technique will have you in control of your golf ball and playing like the pros in no time. From page 37Ed FrankBears great Steve McMichael, who had sung Take Me Out To The Ball Game during the seventh inning stretch, questioned the eyesight of the home plate umpire over the PA system. McMichael was quickly given the Youre out of here! order by umpire Angel Hernandez. 1. Tommy John in 1978-79. 2. True. He had 189 victories in 13 A.L. seasons and 135 in 14 N.L. seasons. 3. It was 1967, under coach Murray Warmath. 4. Four seasons. 5. Rosaire Paiement, in 1968. 6. It was 1976 (Dave Marcis). 7. Roger Federer has won the event six times. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last Yankees pitcher to record back-to-back 20-win seasons? 2. True or false: Nolan Ryan spent more seasons in the National League, but won more games in the American League. 3. When was the last time the University of Minnesota won a Big Ten football championship? 4. Steve Nash holds the record for most NBA seasons shooting 50 percent from the field, 90 percent on free throws and 40 percent on 3-pointers. How many seasons? 5. In 2012, Brayden Schenn became the second player in Flyers history to tally three points in his first NHL postseason game. Who was the first? 6. When was the last time before Brad Keselowskis victory in 2012 that a Dodge won at NASCARs Talladega Speedway? 7. Who holds the record among mens tennis players for most victories at the ATP World Tour Finals? Inaugural Swings For The Sox Golf Tourney To Benefit Local Nonprofits As part of their continuing community outreach efforts, the Boston Red Sox will hold their inaugural Swings For The Sox golf tournament on Friday, September 28. The tournament will take place at Gateway Golf and Country Club, located at 11360 Championship Drive in Fort Myers. A scramble format with prizes for the longest drive, putting closest to the pin and more will begin at 8:30 a.m. Following the tournament, participants will enjoy lunch courtesy of Rib City on the Green Monster at JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Red Soxs new 106-acre spring training and player development complex located at 11500 Daniels Parkway. continued on page 44 239-472-2626www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) GOLF$40 before 3 pm $35 after 3 pmRates expire 8/31/12. Must present ad Sanibel: Great business opportunity! Newly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle Way. $ 1,399,000 Gulf Harbour: Breathtaking Riverfront Estate! With over 5,300 sq. ft of finest quality design and dcor in Edgewater. $ 3,050,000 Fort Myers: This magnificent two-level, 6 bedroom / 5 bathroom masterpiece offers the ultimate in elegant living on 1 acre. $ 1,950,000 Captiva: Exquisite condominium in Lands End within th e South Seas Island Resort, 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom. $ 1,299,000 Thomas Hopf 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/sanibel


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 Sanibel Beach House Beach House Design Just Steps from Beach 4 Bedrooms with Pool Private and Tropical Settings Great for Personal Use or Rental $599,000 MLS 2110600 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Troon Court-Sanctuary Gorgeous 3BD/4BA Estate Home Wonderful, Open Floor Plan Pool/Spa & Outdoor Entertaining Beautiful Views of Lake and #12 Green $1,495,000 MLS 2120084 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Pine Cove of Sanibel 3BD/2BA with 2,200 S.F. of Living Space Screened In Porch/Pool/Beach Super Large Master Suite Great Amenities & Parking Under Unit $1,350,000 MLS 2120086 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Great Island Beach Condo! 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Gorgeously Remodeled and Decorated Beach Views From Living Room & Porch Virtual Tour: www.compasspointcondo.info $569,000 MLS 2111084 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Pointe Santo de Sanibel 1BD/1BA with Beautiful Gulf Views Nicely Updated and Furnished Popular Rental Unit-Great Income Producer Gorgeous Tropical Grounds $459,000 MLS 2120520 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 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 Beachfront Lifestyle Sanibel 2 Bedrooms, 2-baths 1,235 S.F. of Living Wonderful Amenities Good Rental Income $459,000 MLS 2100659 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 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 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 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 Beautiful Corner Abode Captiva Beautiful Master w/Ensuite Bath Gulf Access Dockage 3 Separate Sleeping Quarters Wide Open Views $899,000 MLS 2800924 John and Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Sunset Beach Villas Captiva Second Floor Gulf Views 2BD/2BA at South Seas Great Vacation Getaway Rental Options Available $595,000 MLS 2110268 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Pet Friendly For Owners 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Fully Furnished on Beach Close to All Amenities Beautifully Updated Throughout $492,500 MLS 2111123 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Gracious Del Sega Home Spanish In uenced 3BD/2.5BA Bud Lawrence Design Well Appointed Kitchen Private, yet Steps to Blind Pass $725,000 MLS 2120416 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302 Canal Home Del SegaSanibel 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Great Boating Access & Canal Views Meticulously Updated Private, Unique Pool Area $1,150,000 MLS 2110721 Jane Reader Weaver & Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249 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 239.281.4435239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShell.com Real Estate We make it easy. You make it home. 39 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 201240 Captiva Tri Competing Against HungerThere are many reasons why people decide they want to tackle a triathlon. A very public commitment to train and compete, perhaps. A benchmark in their fitness quest thats taken them off the couch and onto the course. Or even a step in their goal towards competing in an even more challenging event in the near future. If youre thinking about being part of this years Galloway Captiva Tri, heres another good reason: To help the less fortunate in our community put food on the table. When you sign up for the Galloway Captiva Tri a two-day fitness and family weekend held September 15 and 16 on Captiva a portion of your registration fee is earmarked for Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. CCMI is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through their Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in their Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through their United Way Resource House and oversees an emergency mobile food pantry. Specifically, the Galloway Captiva Tri this year will support CCMIs Backpack Program, which is currently feeding more than 1,750 students at schools in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. There is nothing more upsetting to me than to know that there are children, senior citizens, and men and women just like you and I going to bed tonight hungry, said Sam Galloway Jr., chairman emeritus of CCMI. In the hardest hit areas of Lee County, as many as 97 percent of children are on free or reduced lunch. Most of these children are going without any food from the time they leave school on Friday until they return on Monday, as well as during school holidays. CCMI established school backpack programs in many local schools in conjunction with community service organizations in order to get food directly into the hands of the children. (They have also established a School Food Pantry at Bonita Springs Elementary.) Experts agree that good nutrition is critical to a childs ability to learn, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. Our backpack program supports that goal by addressing one of roadblocks of positive educational outcomes, child hunger. Last year, with 500 registrants for the adult race the Galloway Captiva Tri raised $6,500 for CCMI. This year, with the race capped at 750 registrants, race organizers plan to increase that figure. This years event will also include the opportunity for participants to donate directly to the backpack program and participate in team fund-raising for CCMI. The Galloway Captiva Tri is comprised of two different events: The adult triathlon on Sunday, September 16, and the childrens tri on Saturday, September 15. The adult race (sponsored by the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics) is a sprint length, comprising a quarter-mile openwater swim, a 10-mile bike on the road of Captiva Island (which will be closed to regular traffic for the event) and a 3.1mile run on the South Seas Island Resort golf path, which includes panoramas of the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound. Athletes will compete in waves based on age and gender. There will be two childrens fun races (sponsored by Jason Gunter, P.A.): The 6to 9-year-olds will complete a 100-yard swim, 1.5-mile bike and half-mile run, while the age 10 to 13 racers face a 200yard swim, 3-mile bike and 1-mile run. The swim course will take place in waistdeep water along Captivas Gulf beach, and the course will be lined with adults and life guards. The bike course will be closed to all traffic, and the run course will be along the golf course overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. All children who finish will receive a medal. Both adult and children athletes can find out more details and register online through the link at the event website, www.captivatri.org. From page 8San-Cap Lionswill learn more about our organization, including a story about a real, live Sanibel. You wont want to miss this! Visit Southeastern Guide Dogs online at guidedogs.org. You can also find out more about our Lions club at sanibelcaptivalions.org. For more information about the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club email alionbob@comcast.net. THE ISLANDS FULL SERVICE CPA FIRM Business and Individual Taxes BP Claims Processed Condo Associations and Nonpro ts BookkeepingPersonal Service Sets Us Apart. 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41 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 S.W. FLORIDAS LEADERS IN REAL ESTATEIf Youre Thinking About Buying or Selling Real Estate, Call McMurray & Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate Today! 239 850 7 88 8 ( M ikes Cell ) Mike @ McMurrayandNette.co m 239 28 1.44 35 ( Trevors Cell ) Trevor @ McMurra y andNette.com MCMURRAY & NETTEOF ROYAL SHELL REAL ESTATE Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Optimists Club presented a $1,000 check to Island Pizza in support of the Free Lunch Friday program at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Pictured accepting the check from the Optimist Club is Island Pizzas John Talmage and Jamie Radaker. Also pictured are club members Jim and Suzanne Baxter, Amy Wainwright, Richard McCurry, Mike McGray, Stan Howard, Dan Alton, Mark Steger and Randy Carson photo by Jeff Lysiak Optimist Club Thanks Island Pizza Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Optimists Club presented a $750 check to Community Housing & Resources in support of the Back To School gift card program. This year, 30 children of CHR residents received a $25 gift card thanks to the Optimist Club. Pictured accepting the check from the blub is CHRs Kelly Collini and Richard Johnson. Also pictured are club members Stan Howard, Amy Wainwright, Jim and Suzanne Baxter, Richard McCurry, Mike McGray, Randy Carson, Mark Steger, John Jones and Dan Alton photo by Jeff Lysiak San-Cap Optimists Support CHR RS Walsh Landscaping Completes July Food Drive For FISH Of SanibelFriends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel has teamed up with R.S. Walsh Landscaping, the premier design-build landscape company that held a FISH Food Drive from July 16 to 31. The items collected in this food drive will help restock the FISH Food Pantry for the end of the summer. Currently, 121 families representing 259 individuals are using the food pantry on a regular basis. The demand for the FISH Food Pantry is at its highest in the summer months, and FISH finds it hard to keep the pantry well stocked during this time, because many donors and supporters of FISH leave to go up north. We recognize the importance of being able to help and support our neighbors, said Kathy Boone, nursery manager for R.S.Walshs Sanibel garden center. We are glad that we had the opportunity to help FISH with our food drive. In addition to the food drive, R.S. Walsh Landscaping is also donating five percent of their Sanibel garden center In The Garden proceeds raised during the drive to FISH. We extend our sincere gratitude to R.S. Walsh Landscaping and their team for helping organize and run a food drive on behalf of FISH, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. We are very fortunate to have such wonderful support from members of our great community. From left, Fred Montalvo, Leigh Gevelinger and Justin Walsh On August 3, members of the Sanibel-Captiva Optimists Club presented scholarship checks to six recipients. Each of the students Lauren Davies, Joseph Earle, Amelia Rosen, Tyler Silcock, Shanessa Stewart and Brittany White received a $1,250 annual award, which will total $5,000 per student based upon a four-year college program photo by Jeff Lysiak Optimists Hand Out Six Scholarships


42 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erence mmeek@rosierinsurance.com239-472-1152 Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Serving Florida for over 55 years with a team of over 35 professionals. Will PowerIts All In A Nameby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPANames are important. A little boy named Myron in todays day and age may have to quickly learn how to defend himself on the school playground. Companies spend millions of dollars coming up with just the right name for their new products. Weve all heard of how Chevrolet had a hard time selling its Nova automobile in Latin America. GM executives puzzled over the difficulty until they realized what no va means in Spanish it doesnt go! Names are also important in estate planning. How an account is titled can mean the difference between whether a probate administration is going to be required on the account owners death or not. Assume that John Smith has his estate planning attorney prepare a revocable living trust. The attorney doesnt ask John about his specific accounts but gives John a sheet describing how his accounts should be titled. John notices at the end of his revocable living trust is a sheet of paper entitled Schedule A Trust Assets. So John gets to work. He starts by typing all of his account information on that Schedule A. He lists his bank accounts and his brokerage accounts. Someone tells him that he should put all of his real property into his trust, so he takes his Schedule A and adds to it the addresses of all real estate he owns. Do you think that John has properly funded his trust? By funding I mean transferring title to all of the assets that would have been subject to probate at his death if they are not titled into his trust? If you said No, he has not properly transferred the title to his assets then you would be correct. In order to properly transfer title to your accounts into your trust the account title, its name must change. Instead of the bank statement titled in the name of John Smith, it should be titled in the name of John Smith, Trustee for the John Smith Trust dated March 4, 2011. The same holds true with Johns brokerage accounts and his deeds. He needs to work with his brokerage firms to make sure that he renames his account into the name of his trust. This usually means that he has to fill out some paperwork with the financial institution. John continues to use his social security number as his tax identification number for the accounts since his revocable living trust is deemed a grantor trust under the IRS tax code. In other words, the trust is invisible to the IRS during Johns lifetime. He continues to file his tax returns as if he does not have a trust. How about the deeds to his real property? Those need to be changed too. Here John would be well advised to ask his attorney to make the transfer. The attorney may create a deed that John signs, transferring the real estate from himself to himself as trustee for his trust. In Florida, it is important that the deed contain special powers that are enumerated under a state statute so that when John (or his heirs) sell the property one day they dont have to record the trust or any special affidavits. In other states, like Massachusetts, the attorney may create a special type of trust that acts as a shell-like entity to hold title so that one does not have to record the entire trust in the public records to transfer title to the property. Not only could recording the trust be very expensive, it also subjects it to public review. Anyone who wants to see the contents of the trust may do so. Usually you want to keep the contents of your trust private. When you are married and there is Florida homestead involved, titling the property into the trust without considering the effects of Floridas descent and devise laws could result in unintended and adverse consequence. I dont have time to review that here, but I have done so in past columns. If you are interested, go to my firms website and watch the video for Florida residency and estate planning. We briefly mention some of the issues there. I hope that you can now see that a name is very important if you have a trust. You should always make sure that all of your accounts and properties are named properly. Even if your first name is Myron. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim.From page 36Around The Islands Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Wednesday and Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 4724559. Sweet Melissas Caf features Michael David playing light acoustic background music Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sweet Melissas is at 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-1956. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment as follows: Friday, Anthony Wayne; Wednesday, Bill Metts, folk guitar; and Thursday, Karaoke. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. The 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 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 islandsuncity@aol.com or 395-2299.


43 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, We were very laid back this summer and now I would like to get my kids into some routines for school. They are in first and third grades. Do you have any suggestions? Jennifer B., Cape Coral Jennifer, You are very wise to implement routines for your children. Consistent daily routines provide security for children. When they know what to expect, anxiety and stress are reduced. There are many areas where routines are important to develop but here are some that relate to school success: healthy eating, exercise, sleep, TV and computer/Internet usage, and homework. Healthy Eating Provide well-balanced meals and limit caffeine and junk foods. Always make time for your child to have a good breakfast so he or she will be alert and able to pay attention and learn. Exercise Involve your child in physical activity for a 30 minutes every day (i.e. walking, bicycling, playing sports, etc.). Sleep Maintain consistent bedtime and morning routines, including weekends. Young children need approximately 8 to 10 hours of sleep per night. Television And Computer/Internet Usage Limit the amount of time your child watches television and uses the computer each day. Monitor the types of programs that your child watches and the websites he or she visits. Turn off scary or violent television (for example, programs with vicious animals, monsters, natural disasters, stories involving death of a parent, etc.). Young children have a difficult time telling what is fantasy and what is real. Homework Setup a specific time and location in the house where you children will complete their homework daily. Even if they dont have homework, this could be their reading time. Make sure this location has the tools necessary to complete their work so they dont waste time hunting for paper, pencils, scissors, etc every day. Allot a specific amount of time for them to do their work or reading. Schools typically suggest how much time by grade level, they think is appropriate for homework. You will want to be close by to the homework area in case they need some help and for encouragement, but dont do their homework for them. With these simple routines implemented regularly your children will be prepared to learn and ready to enjoy school every day. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Electrical Upgradesby Bryan HayesHave you been thinking about adding that new hot tub or a sauna (though I cant imagine wanting a sauna on Sanibel myself) to your beautiful home and backyard? After all, these items are always a great source of entertainment and relaxation that many of us would like and want to have in our homes. Naturally, these types of upgrades also require some electrical work, because they are not your standard issue plug into the outlet devices, and have to be installed with safety and proper wiring in mind. Large items like these require their own dedicated circuits and new wiring. The installations can be challenging and I genuinely discourage anyone from treating it as a DIY project, unless you or a friend that is helping you is a licensed and insured electrician. In the case of electrical work with devices that hold water, other life-threatening dangers are involved. Improperly installed electrical devices can also be damaged if something is wrong with the wiring, and you can say goodbye to the manufacturers warranty which they will not honor if the problem is your fault. Now, no one wants to spend thousands of dollars on a device only to ruin it by a faulty installation. So, if you want to upgrade the entertainment value of your home, please take care and ensure that its done properly and with your safety and investment in mind. 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Edison State College Granted Accreditation For BSN ProgramThe National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) has granted Edison State Colleges baccalaureate nursing program initial accreditation for the Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) program. The letter from NLNAC was received by Edison State College last week. We are very pleased NLNAC concluded that our nursing program meets the high academic standards and level of rigor needed to earn this accreditation, said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, district president. Thanks to the many academic leaders, faculty and staff who worked together to make this accreditation possible. The ultimate benefactors are the students we serve. According to the NLNAC, Edison State Colleges initial accreditation is valid until spring 2017, when the next evaluation is scheduled. Students who graduated from the BSN program this past spring have the NLNAC accreditation with their degree. The NLNAC is an accrediting organization for post-secondary and higher degree education nursing programs, ranging from practical and diploma to baccalaureate and clinical doctorates. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 201244 Superior InteriorsWorking With A Decorator by Marcia FeeneyHave you ever felt this way? Many times, your only choice has been to hire a decorator who charges for his/her time. And sometimes you knew within the first hour that you just didnt click. Unfortunately, youre left feeling uncomfortable and intimidated, and youve accomplished nothing. With todays overwhelming options in home furnishings, a professional decorator is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy working with the decorator of your choice: Do your homework! What are your color preferences? Styles? Basic priorities? Look through design magazines. What catches your eye? Start a notebook or file of the ideas you like best. Give some thought to your budget. Having some sort of guideline will save you lots of valuable time. Think about your function needs as well as your decorating desires for your rooms. Working with a professional decorator should be a totally enjoyable process! Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at marcia@decden.net. International Airports Bond Rating AffirmedStandard & Poors Ratings Services has affirmed the outstanding A- rating on Southwest Florida International Airports $309 million airport revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook on all bonds is Stable. The bonds are payable from the net revenues generated by the operations of Southwest Florida International Airport. The A- rating is based on Southwest Florida International Airport having a very strong liquidity position with unrestricted cash and investments; excellent airline diversity; continuation of good financial management and metrics; improved signatory cost per enplanement; a manageable capital improvement program with no additional debt plans; a hybrid agreement that the Lee County Port Authority entered in with its airline partners in 2008; and limited competition in the region. The Stable Outlook reflects the expectation of continued good passenger enplanement trends, debt service coverage and liquidity during the next two years. The Lee County Port Authority is very pleased that Standard & Poors has recognized the credit strengths of Southwest Florida International Airport, said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. During these difficult economic times, we continue to effectively manage all of our resources and maintain a high level of service for our customers and business partners. For more information, log onto www. flylcpa.com. From page 38Inaugural SwingsThe afternoon will also include opportunities for golfers to take batting practice swings from home plate for the chance to win spring training season tickets for 2013. Self-guided tours, a silent auction, raffle prizes and appearances by Red Sox personnel will also take place. All funds raised will be used by the Red Sox Foundation to support local nonprofit efforts. Lee County is more than our home for Spring Training, said Katie Haas, director of Florida business operations. We are committed to this community and our goal is to harness the passion our fans have for the Red Sox and transform it into a vehicle for positive change here in Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is a 501c3 and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The foundations primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is one of the most successful in all of Major League Baseball. Manhattan Construction has signed on as the events title sponsor. Tournament sponsorships are available from $100 to $1,500. Foursome player packages begin at $500 and non-player passes which include entry into the park, lunch and batting practice swings are $75 per person. Raffle items that can be used to aid in raising more money for the foundation and additional funds for those in need throughout Southwest Florida are also being accepted. For more information, call 226-4783 or e-mail redsoxgolf@redsox.com. 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort M y ers, FL 33919 www. sbs hl a w. co m | 2 39 33 4-1141SHEPPARD, BRETT, STEWART, HERSCH, KINSEY & HILL P.A.Attorneys at Law Craig R. Hersch|Attorney, CPA Florida Bar Board Certied, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Island Sun Will Power Columnist In which state should you choose to base your estate plan? Free Florida Estate Planni ng Guide PliGid e C C a a l l l l 2 2 3 3 9 9 3 3 3 3 4 4 1 1 1 1 4 4 1 1 o o r r v v i i s s i i t t w w w w w w s s b b s s h h l l a a w w c c o o m m ATTENTION! Dual State Residents The WRONG answer could cost you thousands... or millions! 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45 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate recognizes its top producers for the month of July. Top Listing Producers Team: McMurray & Nette Top Listing Producer Individual/Partners: John and Denice Beggs Top Sales Producer Individual or Partners: Bob Radigan Top Sales Producers Team: McMurray & Nette ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS McMurray and Nette Team John and Denice Beggs Bob Radigan Dr. DavePorcelain Musicby Dr. Dave HepburnThe number of hours the average human spends on a toilet seat in a lifetime is: a. 25 b. 2,500 c. 250 days per year for patients with irritable bowel syndrome d. 25 times the number of Taco Bells in your neighbourhood In fact, the average 80 year old will have spent 2,500 hours of their life almost 105 days on a toilet seat and about 105 days in their 81st year complaining about it. A Swiss inventor, Roger Weisskopf, recognizing the amount of time that is spent perched on the porcelain potty, has brought us the singing toilet seat, a device that plays music to accompany a picture that decorates the singing seat. Soothing cowbells, for example, are emitted by the seat to match a pastoral alpine scene. There is a wide variety of music to select from in order to match your particular mood whilst waiting to squeeze the Charmin. Classical music aficionados can select from the likes of Beethovens 5th Movement, Shumanns Unfinished Symphony and, of course, good old Pomp and Circumstance. A host of more contemporary songs are available including Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay, Fat Bottomed Girls and even Dancing On The Ceiling. Movie buffs can even enjoy entire sound tracks from films like Deliverance, Titanic or The Big Chill. In fact, you can now custommake the music to suit your frame of mind while in the biff. That means for the 15 to 20 percent of North Americans who suffer to some degree from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), songs like Livin On The Edge, Tubthumping or anything by Dire Straits would be most appropriate. To impress your dinner companions this evening with your Dr. Dave medical acumen, you might want to share a few of these fascinating fecal facts: IBS is a very common, uncomfortable condition characterized by bloating, abdominal cramping, mucous passage and alternating diarrhea/constipation. The bowel is a 25-foot muscular tube that normally contracts in a nice, relaxed, slow waltz rhythm controlled by the bowels own nerves, hormones and chemicals. When the rhythm changes to rap or rumba, problems develop. Worse still, if part of the bowel starts swaying to Lawrence Welk while another part of the bowel is jumping to the macarena, the abdomen becomes a mishmash of cramps and bloating. Many are either embarrassed or perhaps frightened that these symptoms may reveal a more ominous condition, and they dont seek help. IBS is its own condition and does not turn into anything worse, so see a doctor and get some relief. IBS has a 2:1 female-to-male ratio. A recent study indicated that there is a significant difference in the levels of some sex hormones in IBS patients. In fact, patients with IBS may also have other conditions found more commonly in the fairer sex, such as fibromyalgia, bladder dysfunction, deliberately hiding the remote control during playoffs, etc. The onset of this common condition (a gastroenterologist told me that half of the referrals he sees are patients with IBS) may occur at any age but more often it begins in the 20s. Common triggers include alcohol, chocolate milk, caffeine and menstruating (women only). Major psychological and emotional events experienced over a lifetime may contribute to the development of IBS, explaining the high incidence in Canuck fans. Treatment of IBS revolves around stress reduction, antispasmodic medication including peppermint, and a gradual increase in soluble (not insoluble) fibre intake. How nice it would be for you to trade in that Ring Of Fire seat for Fleetwood Mac soothing you with You Can Go Your Own Way. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 201246 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 and I married two years ago. We are in our late 60s and it was a second for both. We havent even tried to blend our adult children into a family, because we know that it would never work. One of his daughters is extremely immature and she has announced that she is engaged to an equally immature and obnoxious individual. My husband wants to give her the marriage of her dreams, and we are expected to pay all of the costs. I know that the marriage will last 12 months at most, and I am very resentful that my husband is prepared to spend so much of our money on this young woman. What do you think I should do? Myrtle Dear Myrtle, Marriage is difficult even in the best of times, in spite of what the songs and the poems on greeting cards tell us. It doesnt get any easier for most of the seniors, just a different set of problems. In young marriages, it may be the in-laws, and in senior marriages, it could be the adult children. To avoid problems, many people are advised to keep estates separated and have prenuptial agreements. If this had happened in your marriage, maybe this problem could have been avoided. But as it is, counseling is a possibility. But if that is not possible, you will just have to learn to accept what you cannot change. Lizzie Dear Myrtle, Let me see if I understand you and your husband have been married for two years? You are very resentful that your husband wants to pay for his daughters wedding because you think the daughter and soon to be son-in-law are both immature? And the marriage will not last more than a year? Since when is everything about you and what you think and want? Lets look at the possible consequences of your actions. If you choose to argue against the marriage and not support it, you risk harming your relationship with your husband and family in general. It seems to me, Myrtle, the better choice is to grin and bear it. You will support your husband, not pit family members against family members. And if the marriage fails, perhaps it will be a learning experience for the daughter and she can mature from it. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. deaRPharmacistMagnolia Bark Is A Natural Tranquilizerby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What herb do you suggest for relieving stress? The side effects of alprazolam are intolerable. R.T., Denver, Colorado Answer: Many herbs and nutrients can help, please use my search box at my website because I have many articles archived. Also, I wrote a full chapter,Frazzled, Frustrated and Freaked Out in my book, The 24-Hour Pharmacist. Today, Im excited to tell you about Magnoliae officinalis, a flowering plant used for eons in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to control anxiety and promote better sleep. Various parts of the plant can be applied topically, ingested orally, or taken as a tea to relieve digestion, constipation, toothaches, inflammation, depression, headache and asthma. Youre going to love this next part. Magnolia bark extract has powerful stress busting effects, largely due to honokiol, a well-studied and potent anxiolytic. It works similarly to prescription medications like alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), diazepam (Valium) and lorazepam (Ativan). Both magnolia and prescription sedatives work by increasing levels of GABA, a relaxing hormone that helps calm and soothe an overactive brain. The difference is that honokiol is picky and works in specific areas of the brain (raising GABA). The net effect is relaxation. Prescription drugs affect GABA receptors throughout your entire body, causing systemic side effects such morning hangover effect, muscle weakness, daytime fatigue and more. Magnolia, being more selective, should not produce these problems, and should not make you feel doped up. Magnolia helps manage stress eating so I suggest you take it while watching your favorite reality show (wink). A couple of studies found that overweight women ate fewer calories while on magnolia, versus those who did not supplement. Its not an appetite suppressant, I suspect it just tames the compulsion to eat while under stress. Millions of Americans with generalized anxiety disorder, grief, depression and panic attacks may benefit from magnolia bark, so its a bright future. I love that magnolia bark offers a safe alternative for people concerned about addiction and excessive sedation from medications. The biggest deal to me, as a pharmacist is that studies published in the Journal of Pharmacology have shown that honokiol induces a specific stress-relieving effect and is less likely to cause motor dysfunction as well as sedation as compared to medicine. Id still tread carefully if you have to operate machinery or drive a car, until you are certain of magnolias effect on you. The best part is that withdrawal symptoms are absent in people who discontinue magnolia bark. I recommend HonoPure by Econugenics, Magnolia Extract by either Nutricology or Allergy Research Group. Even though multiple studies have confirmed the safety magnolia bark, I suggest you get your physicians approval. Stop magnolia two weeks prior to surgery, you dont want it in your blood stream while receiving anesthesia. Alcohols sedative effect enhances magnolias effect, so this combination should be avoided. And finally, magnolia is not recommended for pregnant ladies, as certain forms may be harmful. 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. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Cycling Safety Notes STAY TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PATHS In the U.S., we drive and cycle on the right. That applies to roads, but it also applies to our Sanibel Shared Use Paths. Other users will be expecting you to be on the right side, so lets establish a good habit always keep to the right especially where there are yellow lines. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


47 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012Mobile Mammogram ReturnsThe City of Sanibel Recreation Center will host the Radiology Regional Centers Mobile Mammo Coach from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, August 17. For an appointment or if you have any questions relative to the test, call the Radiology Regional Center at 9362316. The Mobile Mammo Coach is a state of the art breast imaging clinic, providing full field digital mammography services. Most insurances are accepted and discounted self-pay pricing available. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. More importantly, with early detection, the survival rate for an early diagnosed breast cancer at five years is better than 97 percent. Mammography is one aspect of breast health, in addition to monthly self-exam and annual physician exam. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. The mobile mammogram bus 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 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have a desk job where I work eight hours a day five days a week. I dont understand why I am so tired when I get home. I dont have the energy to go out and exercise. I even feel a little depressed, so I just lie on the couch and eat and watch TV. Do you think I am depressed?A: We do know that working a sedentary job can be hazardous to your risk for developing heart problems, so it is important that you are active when you are not working at your desk job. When you dont move much through the day, you are not using your endorphins that help keep depression at bay. Prolonged sitting can also contribute to a drop in insulin sensitivity and enzymes that normally break down fat. So getting up regularly and walking around, even going outside for a break can help. Do you like your work and do you feel productive? You may be better suited for a type of work where you are more physically active. If you are comfortable with your sitting job, then perhaps you could start an exercise routine before you go to work. If you live close to work, then maybe you could walk or bicycle. If you could set the tone for the day by being active, it might counter the sedentary work during the day. My counseling clients requires me to sit a lot, so I make sure I get up and walk around for a bit in between clients and I do some form of exercise before I start my work day, mostly walking. It really helps to move when you can. Also, eat a healthy diet, get plenty of rest, and have stimulating things to do outside the office rather than going directly home and watching TV and eating. Even if it is just a day or so a week, volunteer doing something you enjoy and help others. Being physically active can be mentally and emotionally stimulating. By starting some of these suggestions, see if you notice a difference in your overall energy level. If you continue to be sedentary, then you should explore why and seek some help on changing your lifestyle. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the DifferenceShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON52 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012 HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS LOST AND FOUND COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL VACATION RENTALCOMPANION 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.RS 10/3 BM TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 11/13 NC 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 volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN RS 5/4 BM TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNSANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 5/18 BM 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 HOUSE CAREWhile you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/13 NC TFN RS 8/3 NC 8/24 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 8/10 BM TFNDUNES On a quiet road, offering 3 bedrooms/3 baths +den, plus garage and storage. Newer carpet & paint. UF $2,500/mo. GULF FRONT Gorgeous, professionally decorated 2 bedroom/2 bath + den, condo. Gulf Front plus pool, & tennis. Call on this rare condo. Offering. $4,000/mo. LAKE FRONT This updated 2 bedroom/2.5 bath Townhouse is available furnished or UF. All appliances, gorgeous serene views, covered parking, walk to stores. Call to view this property. $1,550/mo. PERSONAL ASSISTANTWanted: Full time Personal Assistant with Real Estate License for top producing Realtor. Must be computer savvy, knowledgeable with Sanibel & Captiva Islands. E-mail resume to tracyw@sanibelcaptivaproperties.com NS 8/10 CC 8/17 CELL PHONE LOSTLG RAZR Lost at Sanibel School parking lot about May 16. Call 239-288-6031.RS 8/3 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/30 NC TFN BOATS FOR SALE 31-foot Fountain CC, twin 250 EFIs, sh/cuddy, low hours with trailer. $39,500. 9.5-foot Dinghy with 2 1/2 hp outboard. $1,000. 395-9048.RS 8/10 CC 8/10 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTGrowing Sanibel Real Estate Company seeks a friendly, want to stay busy person that can help us make a difference. Saturday hours and occasionally needed during the week. Call Jay Richter 472-2411. NS 8/10 CC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 3/30 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 7/20 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 10/9 BM 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. RS 8/3 CC 8/31 ANNUAL RENTAL1506 Periwinkle Way One bedroom one bath unfurnished apartment over the VIP Vacation Rentals of ce $875 per month, includes utilities. Call Ronna 472-1613.NS 8/10 CC TFN WEEKEND RECEPTIONISTSeeking part-time weekend receptionist for our Sanibel Real Estate of ce. Must be highly organized with strong computer skills (MS-Of ce) and ability to communicate effectively. Prior experience in a real estate of ce preferred, but not required. Pay is commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 239.333.2388. NS 8/10 BM 8/17


RENTAL WANTED INVESTMENT OPPROTUNITY AUTO FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands1640 Periwinkle Way Sanibel To have To have your picture your picture in the paper in the paper bring bring rare shell rare shell nds to the nds to the Shelling Shelling Sanibel? Sanibel?53 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012RENTAL WANTEDAnnual rental wanted minimum 2 br, prefer furnished. Open to options 322-8642. NS 8/3 CC 8/10 S b tb InfrSfNn.b S b tb InfrSfNn.b fr bf tb r fr bf tb r Lfn fb tb f nfnn b bftbff b : C 395-1213 bf Infr, b 415-7732 Abf t R.LESS THAN $6 PER WEEK! CIRCULATION CIRCULATIONLink Up With The Best Community Newspapers in the Area! Our Circulation Is NOW Worldwide! GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALEFurniture, household items, tools etc. 9454 Calla Court in Gumbo Limbo. Saturday, August 11th. 8:00 am noon.NS 8/10 CC 8/10 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 8/10 CC 8/31 HUGE ESTATE JEWELRY SALELargest 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 7/13 CC TFN SAFE SECURE HIGH YIELDPurchase Intermodal Freight ContainersFully Leased @ 13.5% to 16% Fixed Net RateDeduct 100% to $139,000 (800)-588-4143 www.americansynergycapital.com RS 8/3 CC 8/17 15% Fixed Rate IRA Lock in 15% Annual Rate 3 yrs 7 yrs or 10 yrs Safe Secure High Yield Intermodel Freight Containers(800)-588-4143www.americansynergycapital.com NS 8/3 CC 8/17 FIXED RATE IRA RARE BMW M COUPRare BMW M Coup, 2 seater, 5 speed, low miles, collectors series, $30,000, 395-9048. RS 8/10 CC 8/10


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 54 ISLAND SUN AUGUEST 10, 2012 My name is Toby and I am a 2-year-old male brindle shepherd/ hound mix. I was rescued by Animal Services and Lee County Sheriff Deputies. They found me chained to a tree in standing water and without proper food, water and shelter. Even though my former owners neglected me, I still love people and want to be part of a real family who will take good care of me. I promise to love you and be a good companion. My adoption fee is $8 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Dog Days of Summer Adoption Promotion. My name is Havana and I am a 1-year-old female chocolate and white domestic short hair. My coat is a stunning chocolate brown with white and my eyes are a beautiful combination of green and gold. Im a very petite and lady-like kitty, but my best feature is my personality. I enjoy cuddling, purring and spending quality time with people. I appreciate the company of other pets, too! My adoption fee: is $8 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Dog Days of Summer Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Havana ID# 540464 Toby ID# 540839 photos by squaredogphoto.com


BEACH CHAIR PASTIMEAnswers on page 5155 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 2012


1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com NEW LISTING: NEAR BEACH3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home across the street from the beach located in Palm Lake Subdivision off of prestigious West Gulf Drive. This home has an open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage, extra Murphy beds, screened sundeck and a separate attached pod that can be used as a private office or a private guest bedroom with full bath. This home has a handicap ramp located on the East side of the Home. Offered for $529,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 PUNTA RASSA 302This elegantly appointed home has been completely renovated. Top of the line granite in kitchen and baths. Unique master bath & dressing area, design award, wood floors, dry bar, stainless steel appliances. Sun drenched with magnificent sunsets and views of Sanibel Island enhanced by hurricane glass enclosed lanai, hurricane glass on all windows. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour included. Turnkey and ready! Offered for $399,990. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420.CROWN COLONYFantastic Lake View in the prestigious Crown Colony Golf & Country Club. This Heron model has so many options, the best may be the greatly expanded pool and deck area with a commanding long view of the lake with a sunset view. Location is always important, and this house really delivers. More options include stainless kitchen, custom coffered ceiling treatments, custom fans, built-in wood cabinets for the office/3rd br, built in custom entertainment center in living room with large screen HDTV, satellite dish and built-in surround audio system that stays. The very large pool with spa has both solar and electric heater. Electric shutters at front and rear entries. Offered for $389,500. Contact Larry Hahn at 239/898-8789.NEW LISTING: THE DUNESThis well appointed home features bamboo flooring throughout, 10 foot ceilings, crown molding, large master bedroom suite offering privacy with large closets, vanities, large jacuzzi soaking tub and more thoughtful touches. There is a large den and two guest bedrooms. Open up the French doors to the screened-in porch and go for a swim. The enclosed garage is large enough to store several automobiles with lots of storage. This home is beautiful and built to code. Offered for $849,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 NEW LISTING: SUNDIAL K-203Direct Gulf Front. Beautiful condominium at Sanibel Islands only resort. Two bedrooms, 2 baths and fully furnished with everything you need for a fabulous vacation residence. Currently doing extremely well in Sundials on-site rental program. Sparkling second floor gulf views from the family room, kitchen and master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the screened in lanai. Has updated kitchen and baths and is the least expensive direct gulf residence in Sundial Resort. Enjoy glowing sunsets, walks on the beach or a dip in the pool just steps from your home. Dont miss out on this opportunity! Offered for $784,500. Contact Kelly Palmer Clark 239/634-7629 NEW LISTING: BEACH RD. VILLAThe name,Beach Road Villas says it all. Just a short walk or ride to the beach sands of the Gulf of Mexico. This East End complex consists of six town homes and their own private pool. The highlights of this home include recently remodeled kitchen and baths featuring stainless appliances, granite counter-tops, new cabinetry and more. Beautiful neutral tile throughout the living area including the lanai. Master suite upstairs includes a private bath, ample closets and a balcony overlooking the tranquil lake. Offered for $349,000. Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272TRADEWINDSWonderful 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Tradewinds Near Beach Home. Privacy is enhanced by white fenced yard, caged topaz pool and lush green tropical landscaping. Step inside and instantly you will see this property was designed with that calming easy-living island atmosphere in mind. Cozy but still spacious so your family can enjoy that relaxed beach home feeling. Tradewinds owners also benefit from an exclusive Beach Access with plenty of parking so you, your family and friends can enjoy the warm sun soaked sands and breathtaking Sanibel Sunsets. Peaceful surroundings, stellar sunsets, restful beaches, relaxed outdoors, easy maintenance. This home will make sure everyday feels like a day at the beach.. Offered for $659,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805JONATHAN 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 239/828-5807.Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975SOUTH 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. #3110Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turnkey 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.#3139Every 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.#3229It 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 CROWN COLONYThis 2 level Kingfisher has been modified from 4 bedrooms to 2 master suites and a guest room. Upstairs master can be reconfigured to 2 bedroom layout. Pool and spa overlook lake with Southern exposure. This home is totally complete. Beautifully finished and furnished. Furniture is included (with few personal exceptions) and golf membership transfer is included but not required. There are too many details & extras to list, so call to see it soon! Offered for $429,000. Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 10, 201256