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: 09-07-2012
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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SEPTEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:11 7:42 7:11 7:41 7:12 7:40 7:12 7:39 7:12 7:38 7:13 7:37 7:13 7:36 VOL. 20, NO. 11 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge To Celebrate 30 YearsBuild it and they will come. And come they did, in droves. When the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge moved its headquarters from the Sanibel Lighthouse to the current location off Sanibel-Captiva Road in 1982, the refuge also established a visitor center in the same building. The new visitor center opened in March and drew more than 11,000 visitors that first month. They came so eager to learn about the refuge that they overwhelmed a small staff unaccustomed to dealing with an inquisitive public. The refuge turned to volunteers for help. Thats how Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) came to be, born of sheer desperation, according to a release from the society. In June 1982, the founding board of directors met with refuge staff to establish the new friends group. Bud Ryckman, refuge volunteer and president of the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, stepped up to the challenge to take the helm. With him were William Frey, vice-president; Milena Eskew, secretary; Dan Kimpel, treasurer; Millie Ford, volunteer drive coordinator; Reed Toomey, legal counsel; and Reed Palmer, accounting consultant. On October 6, 1982, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society was established when the Florida secretary of state approved the articles of incorporation. Ryckman quickly went about soliciting more than $2,000 in donations to purchase books to sell in support of refuge activities. Ford recruited and trained new volunteers to staff the information desk and help the refuge interpret the new exhibits. This October, DDWS celebrates 20 years in the service of supporting the Ding Darling Refuge. What started as a five-person support group to head a volunteer program has grown into a 2,000-plus-member organization that through the years built its own $3.3 million education center in 1999 and has become a model for refuge friends groups across the nation. The Ding Darling Wildlife Society was one of the first refuge friends groups to incorporate and has been the first in so many other ways, said Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik. It was the first friends group, for instance, to help host a Federal Duck Stamp contest. That was the 75th judging back in 2007 to commemorate Jay N. Ding Darling as the programs creator. The refuge will celebrate its 30-year partnership with DDWS during Ding Darling continued on page 36 A new welcome archway on the ramp to the Ding Darling Education Center will debut as part of the 30th anniversary festivitiesRemodeled Youth Center Opening At Sanibel Community ChurchOn Wednesday, September 12, Sanibel Community Church Student Ministries will reveal the newly remodeled youth center to students in sixth through 12th grades. The grand opening will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the youth center at 1740 Periwinkle Way. Since May, the youth center has been undergoing renovations and revisions that will surely make it a destination for teens on Wednesday nights for the H2O gatherings and other evenings throughout the year. continued on page 6 H2O Students who helped with the deconstruction back in May Volunteers Sought To Participate In Coastal Cleanup by Jeff LysiakOn Saturday, September 15, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is inviting the island community to participate in an international volunteer effort to rid our coastlines and waterways of marine litter, pollution and debris. Partnering in this effort with SCCF in the Ocean Conservancys 27th Annual Coastal Cleanup is Keep Lee County Beautiful. As many as 400,000 volunteers worldwide will be removing nearly seven million pounds of coastal trash that can continued on page 9 Volunteers sweep the beach during the Coastal Cleanup in 2010


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 20122 Captiva Community Panel To MeetThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, September 7 beginning at 9 a.m. in one of the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. This meeting was moved from the usual second Tuesday of the month schedule due to a conflict with the Captiva Code coming before the Lee County Commission at a 9:30 a.m. public hearing on Tuesday, September 11. Among the agenda items: Soliciting public input on the panels agenda for the year ahead Status report on the Captiva Land Development Code review. A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meetings will tentatively be held on October 9 and November 13. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. Captiva Code Public Hearings The Board of County Commissioners convened for the first of its two hearings on the Captiva amendments to the Land Development Code on Tuesday, August 28. The Captiva Code was the third of three items on the agenda, with the first two items dispatched quickly. Planner Max Forgey was the only speaker for Captiva, acknowledging staff and the commissioners and saying that we wish the best to Commissioners Judah and Bigelow and hope to work with them in other capacities in the future. The commissioners voted to continue the hearing until September 11, and the meeting adjourned at about 5:08 p.m. which may be a record. The next step for adoption of the Captiva Code the portion of the countys Land Development Code affecting the island will be the second/final public hearing before the Lee County Commission before the codes final adoption, set for Tuesday, September 11 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Text of the proposed language is available through the panels website, and any member of the public can comment at these hearings. CEPD Meets September 6 The next monthly meeting of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District will be held on Thursday, September 6 beginning at 3 p.m. in the Ding Darling Room at Tween Waters Inn. The public is invited to attend, and this will be a good opportunity to hear updates on coastal impacts from tropical storms Debby and Isaac. The district will hold its two public hearings on the 2013 budget on Thursday, September 6 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Ding Darling Room at Tween Waters Inn, and on Thursday, September 20 at 5:01 p.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. The public is invited to both hearings. Reminder: Galloway Captiva Tri Will Close Captiva Drive Those of you on the island next Sunday, September 16 can look forward to two things: A lot of energetic and enthusiastic triathletes participating in the second annual Galloway Captiva Tri and Captiva Drive being closed from roughly 6:45 to 8:45 a.m. while these athletes tackle the bicycle portion of the event. While most of the tri action takes place on the north end of the island, the bike course does run the entire length of Captiva Drive and, once again, there will be barricades and public safety personnel out to make sure everyone stays safe. While the road will be closed to regular traffic for approximately two hours, emergency vehicles will have full access at all times, ensuring that residents will see the usual fast response times in the event of an emergency. If youre on island and up in time to see the athletes bike by, take a look. Its quite a sight. More details are available online at www.captivatri.org. 9/11 Day Of Remembrance Blood Drive To honor the memory of victims of September 11, Lee Memorial Blood Centers will be hosting a Day of Remembrance blood drive on Tuesday, September 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each of its blood centers. All donors will receive a T-shirt. All blood collected remains in the Lee Memorial Health System to serve the local community. Lee Memorial Health System uses 800+ units of blood each week. With both The Childrens Hospital and the only trauma center within a five-county area, the need for blood locally remains constant, and required daily replenishment. All blood types are currently needed especially O and A negative. The requirements to give blood are: Age: At least 17 years old (16 with written parental consent) and in good general health. There is no upper age limit. Weight: Minimum of 115 pounds. Identification: Must provide photo I.D. with date of birth. Food: Eat a good meal before giving blood and drink plenty of fluids. Medications: Many medications such as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement do not necessarily prevent someone from giving blood. For more information, call 343-2333. Donation centers are at: Bonita Community Health Center, 495-7705; Cape Coral Hospital, 424-2400; Summerlin Crossing, 437-5061; and Lee Memorial Hospital, 343-2333. The complimentary T-shirt with bald eagle logo 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


3 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 CASI Holds Annual LuncheonOn August 30, managers from nearly every Sanibel condominiums came together for their annual luncheon at The Community House. City officials and staff, and preferred providers were well represented. City Encourages Property Improvement Managers at the luncheon welcomed Mayor Kevin Ruane and were encouraged by his message. The city has not raised property taxes the last few years even though property values have decreased. Property and bed taxes are major sources of city revenues. Rather than increasing taxes in the future, the Mayor is reaching out to property owners residential and commercial, resorts and condominiums to improve their properties and thereby increase their property values, their future sales prices and their current rental rates. To make property improvements easier, the city council and the planning commission have expanded ways properties can improve within the Sanibel Plan. They have also reduced permitting fees. The planning commission is currently considering how the permitting process can be made more user-friendly. To show their support of this direction, the Mayor was accompanied by councilman Doug Congress, city manager Judie Zimomra, planning director Jimmy Jordan as well as planning commissioners Tom Krekel and Chris Heidrick. Chris Heidrick, Linda Naton and Tom Krekel Kevin Ruane Kevin Berry 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Tahitian Gardens Breakfast & Lunch 7am 2:30pm Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.472-5323 outdoor outdoor seating seating Call for take out or stay 472-4300Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


4 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Managed by Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle way Something for Everyone Something for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OMAssociation Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch239-395-9111 Hortoons American Legion Post 123 NewsAt the American Legion Post 123 this Sunday, September 9, barbeque will be served from 1 to 8 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. Wednesday, September 12 is the American Legion General Meeting beginning at 6 p.m. On Sunday, September 16, a Mexican Fiesta will be served all day long. Every Monday night, 9 Ball pool tournaments are played, starting at 6 p.m. Stop in to play or just to watch some great shooting. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players are welcome. Every Friday the legion serves a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day as well as 1/2-pound burgers. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information call 4729979. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 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(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544Exclusively at On Sanibel For Over 20 Years!


5 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Sanibel-Captiva Veterans Day Ceremony A special Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the Sanibel City Hall Complex, 800 Dunlop Road, on Monday, November 12 from 10:45 a.m. to noon. When November 11 falls on a Sunday, as it does in 2012, the event is traditionally celebrated on the following day to permit churchgoers to attend religious services in church and Veterans Day memorial services the following day at City Hall. The event is co-sponsored each year by the City of Sanibel, and over the years the attendance has continued to grow. Each year, the ceremony begins with the Sanibel Police Departments Honor Guard raising the stars and stripes and the POW/MIA flags to full, then half staff. This year, the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by a student from The Sanibel School, followed by the invocation, which will be given by the Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector of the Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. Welcoming remarks, acknowledgement of distinguished guests and supporters of the event, and a moment of silence to honor the living, the dead and the missing military members, will conclude the opening events. A reading of the two winning essays, one by a boy and the other by a girl from The Sanibel School on the subject What Veterans Day means to me and my family, will conclude by the presentation of awards to the two students. A retired member of the U.S. Navy, a member of the Sanibel-Captiva community, will address the audience on the history and meaning of Veterans Day to all Americans, both military and civilian. Continuing tradition, there will be a musical interlude by the Sanibel Community Band & Chorus, where the songs of each service will be sung, and by rising to their song, members of each service group will be recognized. Continuing tradition, after recognizing the military groups, members of the audience will be afforded the opportunity to talk about their understanding of the importance of Veterans Day and relate and share their service experiences. To conclude the ceremony, poppies will be presented to all attendees, a trumpeter will sound Taps and the audience will be dismissed to return on November 11, 2013. Please note that the schedule of events may be revised and/or enhanced as conditions allow, there will be seating provided, and that the ceremony will continue regardless of weather conditions. It is hoped that onsite, several military vehicles and equipment will be displayed for the attendees to view. It is also hoped that the vehicles and equipment will remain for the afternoon in the parking lot of Baileys General Store so that students and other members of the community who cannot attend the ceremony may visit and see some of what our servicemen and service women do. It is also hoped that participating veterans organizations will be available to inform the community of their efforts as well as needs. Republican Womens ClubThe Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold a dinner meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, September 11. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with the dinner and program starting at 6:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Lee County Sheriff Deputy Joseph Andujar. A member of the NYPD and first responder during the events of 9/11, Andujar will share his experiences of the tragedy from a professional and personal prospective. For more information or to make reservations, call 574-2571. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & PilatesShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com (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 SalonClosed for vaca September 8th-23rd.


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 SEPTEMBER 7, 20126 From page 1Remodeled Youth CenterWe were rapidly out growing our previous space with nearly 50 middle school students and twenty high school students gathering each week, said Youth Pastor Tom Walsh, explaining the renovations. Over the past several years and with the help of many, we were able to design a youth center that is hip and trendy and can be used for various events for students. I am happy with the new look, from the colors and seating to the features which include a snack bar serving snacks and drinks, pool table, games and more, filling our new space that is nearly three times bigger than the original. Even more than that, I am excited that we are maintaining the safe and friendly environment for the students that attend and welcoming those who will come in the future. From the sacrificial giving and generosity of the Sanibel Community Church families, the students will be reminded that they are loved, important and worth every penny that it took to renovate this youth center. The grand opening of the youth center will coincide with the annual H2O Back To School Bash. Prizes, contests and details of this years upcoming events will be revealed. H2O gathers every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. for middle school students and 7 to 8:30 p.m. for high school students. H2O meets to discuss and read the Bible, develop healthy friendships and to serve those around us in need-locally and globally. H2O is a great outlet for your son/daughter to process life as a teenager and is a good help for parents as they navigate through the journey of parenthood. If you have a son or daughter in grades 6 to 12 who may be interested in connecting with H2O, or if you have any questions, contact Youth Pastor Tom Walsh at 472-2684 or tom@sanibelchurch.com. H2O Students and leaders hammering down the walls to prepare for renovations The new youth center is now three times bigger and will open on September 12


7 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012Ding Days Photo Contest Deadline Is September 15September 15 marks the deadline for the 25th annual Ding Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The contest, sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), is held in conjunction with Ding Darling Days, October 14 to 20 (www.dingdarlingdays.com). For an entry form and other contest information, visit www.dingdarlingsociety. org/photo-contests. Or contact DDWS at dingdarlingoffice@yahoo.com or call 4721100, ext. 233. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes at Conservation Art Day on Saturday, October 20, during Ding Darling Days. Entries may be delivered in person to J.N. Ding Darling NWR or by mail to Ding Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS), One Wildlife Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957 (Attention: Gary Ogden). New this year: Entrants must submit digital copies (see below). There is a $25 per person entry fee that provides contestants a membership to the society and is used to defray the cost of the contest. One fee covers two entries per person. Only amateur (all ages) photographers are eligible to enter (may not possess a professional photographer tax identification number for the sale of photographs). Photos must be taken at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge within two years of entry date. Photos must be 8 x 10 (or full frame 8 x 12) with an 11 x 14 mat. This will facilitate display in the Visitor Center. (Please, no hangers on the backs of photographs.) Frames are not permitted. New this year: Submit a digital copy on a CD/DVD/Flash Drive. Each photo must be at least 2MB. The two photo entries can be copied onto the same CD/ DVD/Flash Drive. Each person may enter up to two photos but is eligible to win only one award. Photos that have won awards in previous Ding Darling Wildlife Society photo contests may not be resubmitted. Judging will be anonymous. Do not put your name or anything that will identify you on your photograph. Judging criteria: 1. Technical excellence (sharpness, lighting, composition, exposure) 2. Originality/creativity 3. Interest 4. Ability to be reproduced for publication On digital photos, only limited image modifications are permitted. Minor manipulation should be used only to produce a more natural looking photograph. Cropping is allowed but adding any elements not existing in the original scene will not be allowed. Judges, at their discretion, will disqualify any photos that appear to be manipulated beyond these guidelines. All photos will become the property of DDWS and will not be returned. There is no need to include a return envelope or postage. Photos may be used by DDWS in any way with appropriate credit. First, second, and third place winners and honorable mentions will be formally announced during the Ding Darling Days weeklong celebration in October. Cash prizes will be awarded. The refuge and Wildlife Society cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of photos. There are three judges: A refuge staff person, a professional photographer, and a member of the Sanibel community. Ding Darling Days 2012 sponsors include: Roseate Spoonbill level: Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill. Great Egret, Oceans Reach Condominium, The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market. Great Blue Heron: Baileys General Store, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Casa Ybel Resort, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Jim and Patty Sprankle, West Wind Inn. Reddish Egret: Mike and Terry Baldwin, Big Red Q Quickprint, Art and Susan Cassell, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, LCEC, RLR Investments, Rochester Resorts, Sandalfoot Condos, SanibelCaptiva Kiwanis Club. Snowy Egret: Barefoot Charleys Painting, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP), Congress Jewelers, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Dennys, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Good Wheels, Grounds By Greenways, Gulf Breeze Cottages, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Mast Family Culligan, Nave Plumbing, Over Easy Caf, Panther Printing, Royal Shell Vacations, Sanibel Art & Frame, Anne and Jim Scott, She Sells Seashells, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon, Suncatchers Dream, Thistle Lodge. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Ken Jager of Sanibel Island took second place in the 2011 Ding Darling photo contest for his Double-crested Cormorant with Mangrove Water Snake Serenity Lynn Burdge was born on August 23, 2012 at 9:05 a.m. to first time parents Heather and Albert Burdge. Serenity weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Serenity Lynn Burdge To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


8 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Second Annual Galloway Captiva TriathlonThose of you on Captiva next Sunday, September 16, can look forward to two things: A lot of energetic and enthusiastic triathletes participating in the second annual Galloway Captiva Tri and Captiva Drive being closed from roughly 6:45 to 8:45 a.m. while these athletes tackle the bicycle portion of the event. While most of the tri action takes place on the north end of the island, the bike course does run the entire length of Captiva Drive and, once again, there will be barricades and public safety personnel out to make sure everyone stays safe. While the road will be closed to regular traffic for approximately two hours, emergency vehicles will have full access at all times, ensuring that residents will see the usual fast response times in the event of an emergency. If youre on island and up in time to see the athletes bike by, take a look. Its quite a sight. More details are available online at www.captivatri.org. Fun, Fitness & Food The second annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon puts a focus on fun and fitness and so will the food being provided to more than 750 adult, 140 children and 100 volunteers participating, thanks to the support of Jasons Deli and the healthy fare its preparing for race participants in the September 15 and 16 event. Its exactly where we want to be, said Diana Willis, co-owner of the Southwest Florida Jasons Deli restaurants and catering company. We represent good food to impact the health of our community, and were pleased to also support CCMI (the benefiting charity for the event) in its quest to serve the hungry and homeless in Southwest Florida. Its important that our athletes and volunteers are well nourished after the race, said race director Kate Gooderham. Jasons Deli is a natural partner because of its organic and fresh ingredients with a focus on low-fat and nutritious food suited for health-conscious families. Last year, Parents Magazine recognized Jasons Deli as the #1 family restaurant chain in the nation. That award was based on an analysis of the foods content, including: calories, fat, saturated fat and sodium. Editors then looked at the quality of the ingredients (such as whether organic milk or antibiotic-free chicken were offered), and conveniences like callahead seating, online ordering, crayons to keep the kids busy, and availability of high chairs and booster seats. This award is attributed to the quality ingredients, a fresh kids menu and a few innovative moves by Jasons Deli. In 2009 Jasons Deli became the first national restaurant to ban high fructose corn syrup in its food. In 2010, the business went a step further, eliminating artificial colors and dyes from its menu. The motivation for these changes started in the late 1990s when Jasons Deli began researching the removal of artificial trans fats from the menu. Our menu is truly healthy, for children and their parents, Willis added. In Southwest Florida, participating Jasons Deli locations include: Fort Myers: 13550 Reflection Parkway at Cypress Lake Drive; Naples: 2700 Immokalee Road at Airport Pulling Road; Cape Coral: 2311 Santa Barbara near Veterans Pkwy; Port Charlotte: 1100 El Jobean (State Road 776 at U.S. 41). The Galloway Captiva Triathlon at South Seas Island Resort is a weekend family, fun and fitness event comprised of two childrens triathlons on September 15 (ages 6 to 9: 100 yard swim, 1.5 mile bike, 0.5 mile run; ages 10 to 13: 200 yard swim, 3 mile bike, 1 mile run) and an adult sprint triathlon on September 16 (quarter-mile swim, 10-mile bike and 3.1 mile run. The event, which expanded its registration limits for its second year, is sold out with a wait list for entries. For more information on the triathlon, go to www.captivatri.org. The Galloway Captiva Tri is presented by Southwest Florida Events Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation based in Fort Myers dedicated to combining fun, fitness and support for local charities through multisport events. 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! 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 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island On August 28, Jason Morris from Auburn Hills, Michigan found a junonia approximately four inches long while shelling behind the Sundial Resort. He was so excited that he made sand angels! Shell Found Jason Morris To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


9 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 From page 1Coastal Cleanuphurt local economies, injure and kill marine wildlife, and choke the life from the oceans environment. Weve been doing the Coastal Cleanup longer than Lee County has been involved, reported Dee SerageCentury, who has helped organize the annual effort for the past five years. Its a great way that anyone can help protect the sea turtles, shorebirds and other wildlife that may be affected by the debris. According to Serage-Century, volunteers (individuals, families, business, church and school groups) are asked to come to the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, September 15 to check in and pick up their Coastal Cleanup data cards, trash bags and plastic gloves. Data cards are used to record the type of litter collected during the Coastal Cleanup. Items typically found on the islands beaches include plastic and styrofoam cups and containers, cans and bottles, cigarette butts, broken chairs and umbrellas, food wrappers, clothing, monofilament fishing lines and hooks. Usually, the largest total of everything collected is cigarette butts, said SerageCentury. But the most disturbing thing weve found, to me, are chemical containers that have fallen off of boats. We dont know whats in them or if theyve been leaking into the water. Each year, volunteers pick up close to four million cigarettes and plastic filters, topping the worldwide marine litter list. Plastic bags come in second with a million-plus collected. Trash in the ocean is one of the most widespread problems threatening our waterways and wildlife, and it is all preventable. The great news is that every year, the amount of litter we collect on Sanibel and Captiva gets smaller and smaller... but that doesnt mean that the debris we find is any less harmful, said Serage-Century. All day and every day, this community is very responsible. Its just the way of life we want to be a part of. In 2011, approximately 90 volunteers logged 270 hours during Coastal Cleanup on Sanibel, Captiva and the Causeway Islands. Among the groups participating in the effort are students from Lexington Middle School and The Canterbury School, as well as Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS). After checking in at the SCCF Nature Center, volunteers will be given an assignment area on Sanibel where to collect litter. Participants are asked to bring their own bottled water as well as sunscreen, hats and comfortable clothing. If there is a particular area you and your group would like to work, call Dee SerageCentury at SCCF at 472-2329 ahead of time to request it. At the conclusion of the Coastal Cleanup, volunteers will return their data cards, deposit trash gathered in the SCCF dumpster, and have some lunch and refreshments on the Nature Centers porch until noon. The best part of the Coastal Cleanup is seeing the kids that come out to do their part, Serage-Century added. Maybe its the only time they get to come to the beach all year, and its a great way for them to get their community hours for school.If you have any questions, want to select your clean up spot early or get your data cards ahead of time, call 472-2329. Volunteers from Billys Bike Shop and Bank of the Islands took part in the 2010 Coastal Cleanup Celebrity Island Dinner Returning On October 3The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum announced that the 3rd annual Celebrity Island Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 3 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The event, hosted by and in collaboration with Traders Store & Cafe on Sanibel, brings local celebrities to your table to deliver VIP service to you during the evening events. The list of prominent local celebrity servers includes Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce President Ric Base, restaurateur Matt Asen, Sanibel Fire & Rescue District Chief Danny Duncan, entreprenuer Anne Joffe, restaurateur Sandy Stilwell, island jeweler Dan Schuyler, and realtor John Naumann. (Rumor has it that October 3 is Anne Joffes birthday, so guests are welcome to show their appreciation accordingly.) Event host Joe Archambault has designed a special menu including: soup or salad (fresh seafood gumbo, feta and raspberry mixed green salad, or a classic Caesar salad); entre (shrimp linguini, Parmesan-encrusted chicken, tropicalflavored grouper or peppercorn encrusted ribeye steak); and dessert (Keylime or peanut butter pie). The evening begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. Tickets are $55 per person, and all proceeds benefit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. This annual event guarantees to put the fun into fundraiser. Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the evening and Chris Workman will perform island music favorites. Reservations are required. To register, visit www.shellmuseum. org/events.cfm. If you have questions, contact John Suau at jsuau@shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233. 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201210 Zumba Classes Return To The Community HouseA new series of Zumba toning classes will start on Tuesday, September 11 at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Evette Zurbriggen will be offering instruction in Zumba toning. She recently returned from the Zumba Convention held in Orlando and trained with the best Zumba Education Specialists from around the world. The classes will focus on combining exhilarating Latin music with light weights that are more like a musical instrument than a dumbbell. If working out is not your favorite thing to do, then this might be the class for you. You can build strength, gain confidence, become healthier and giggle while you wiggle! Zurbriggen is a Zumba Instructor Network member, representing a community of professional fitness trainers. Her joy comes from sharing health and fitness with others. My students are the best, she said. Every day that I teach, I meet someone new, either on vacation or from the islands. This is not my class it is my students class! All islanders are invited to give Zumba toning a try. Bring a friend and sign up for five classes now. The first five students to sign up will receive their toning sticks free. Call 834-9119 to reserve a spot or visit www.evettezurbriggen.zumba. com. Class schedules will be posted at The Community House in September or you can email ezzumba. zurbriggen@gmail. com. Also, small group parties can be arranged at your location if the schedule does not fit yours. Evette ZurbriggenRotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellSustainability has become the operative word of many non-profits as of late. Makes sense but often times people get involved to improve or expand an outreach program without looking to its future sustainability. Although Sanibel-Captiva Rotary has been mindful in its area of giving, we are now looking beyond simple projects and doing projects in conjunction with other Rotary clubs in our district to make a greater impact. Consideration will be in exploring the longevity of these projects. Not so long ago, fund raising was not as challenging as it is now due to the current economy. People were generous in their giving and attended fundraising events without much strain on their checkbooks. Rotary is a generous support partner to many organizations and non-profits on and off island and will continue to be, but with more careful planning on our part. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary has put into place a new committee, chaired by Rotarian Nancy Fash McHenry and cochaired by Rotarian Adair Heath, that is evaluating past donations and the areas of distribution and scope of projects. Rotary International is also reorganizing their grant process and has been involved in a pilot giving program for the last three years. This pilot program is called The Rotary Foundation Future Vision. Following this process is Rotarian Chet Sadler, our club trust rotary foundation chair, who has now been selected to join a formalized Rotary #6960 District Future Vision committee to explore matched grants from District and Rotary International. Rotary Foundation District Grants offer the flexibility to respond quickly to immediate needs or to plan projects with local and international clubs. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club recently was awarded a district grant of $2,500 as part of our $25,000 donation pledge to the Heights Foundation Community Center in Fort Myers. Rotary Foundation Global Grants support large international projects with sustainable, high-impact outcomes in Rotarys six areas of focus that correspond to the Foundations mission: peace and conflict prevention/resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and economic and community development. Since last weeks Rotary club assembly (internal club business), we discussed not only our future giving strategy and grant structuring but we talked about our fundraising activities as well. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair Committee, chaired by Rotarian Robert Monk, called on Rotarians John Harries and Jack Luiszer to give a review of sponsorship and advertising packages for this year. For information regarding sponsorship or advertising opportunities, contact Robert Monk at rmonk@murtymonk.com. Club membership activities were also on the agenda and Sanibel-Captiva Rotary membership chair Janet Strickland got the green light for a wine and cheese, bring a friend to learn about Rotary and fellowship event. It will be held at Thistle Lodge on Thursday, November 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. If you have always wanted to find out about the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club, this is a great opportunity. RSVP to Shirley Jewell at srjewell@embarqmail. com. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. For further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. 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 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Carol & Bill Rosenberg Carol & Bill RosenbergSeptember 8, 1962 St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cleveland, Ohio


11 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012Sanibel School To Host Blue Ribbon Golf ClassicThe annual golf outing for The Sanibel School will be held on Saturday, October 6 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. The Blue Ribbon Golf Classic will include golf, dinner and prizes. There will be a helicopter golf ball drop at the end of the tournament, with dinner at The Sanctuary to follow. Other highlights include an opportunity to win a Lexus by making a hole-in-one, and a chance to win a two-carat diamond set in a pendant created by Congress Jewelers. As a special treat, golfers will partner with World Long Drive Champion David Mobley on a par-4 hole by attempting to eagle a putt following his drive. Doc Fords is the Master Sponsor for the Blue Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament. The Sanctuary Golf Club, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Heidrick & Company Insurance and Risk Management Services have signed on as Grand Sponsors. Platinum Sponsors are Associates In Dermatology, Bay Medical, The Great White Grill, Law Offices of Jason Maughan, Paige and Doug Babcock, and Sanibel Community Bank. The helicopter golf ball drop sponsor is Cheeburger Cheeburger. Mobley, a golf superstar and two-time winner of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, has been wowing spectators across the U.S. and around the world. Winner of more than 20 Professional Long Drive events over 16 years, Mobley has appeared on dozens of nationally televised shows including The Golf Channels Big Break Dominican Republic and Big Break X Michigan. His longest drive in competition was 459 yards at last years RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, winning him his second world title. His average club head speed is 137 mph and ball speed is over 200 mph. Mobley will be out on a par-4 during the Blue Ribbon Golf Classic, driving a ball to the green for each group of golfers. Its up to you to make the putt and eagle the hole, said Mobley. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The winner will be announced at the buffet dinner following the tournament. There will be a chance to win a Lexus from Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers, and a chance to win a two-carat diamond pendant necklace. Other donated prize items include a catered dinner from Le Cordon Bleu chef Leslie Adams, and a South Seas Island Resort getaway, with a couples massage at Kay Casperson Spa & Boutique. Chris Heidrick, of Heidrick & Co. Insurance said, The Sanibel School is a pillar of our community. The teachers and staff do an amazing job and were honored to help provide them with the resources they need to provide the island continued on page 35 Scot Congress of Congress Jewelers David Mobley, winner RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Terry Igo, Beth Kindt, Chris Heidrick, Kim Kovacs, Merrell Rushworth, and Roxann Franklin 149 Boars HeadProvolone Cheese save.50lb.749lb. Mangosea. Boars HeadOven Roasted Turkey Thur., 9.06.2012 Wed., 9.12.2012 save100899399ea. ea.MillstoneCoeeAssorted Varieties 12 oz.CrystalDrinking Water24 Pack, 16.9 oz.comfortcozy food lb. 84 9lb. 129ea.JerrysFrench Bread save100ea. save100ea. save.50ea.


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201212 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 11, 2012 to April 21, 2013 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: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, 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. LAURENCE D. COHENLaurence D. Cohen, 64, of Sanibel died suddenly on August 27, 2012. Born in Chicago, Illinois on May 26, 1948, Larry graduated from Bradley University (Peoria) in 1971 and moved to Hartford, Connecticut to begin his career in journalism at the Hartford Courant. During 40 years in Connecticut, he was a newspaper reporter, editor and columnist for several publications including the Hartford Courant, Hartford Business Journal, Banker & Tradesman (Boston), and Republican-American (Waterbury). A speechwriter and public relations professional, he worked at the Hartford Insurance Group and Hartford-based United Technologies Corporation. He was an adjunct instructor for 33 years in Connecticut, including at the University of Hartford, UConn, Central Connecticut State University and Albertus Magnus College. Larry and his wife, Jan, moved from their longtime home in Glastonbury, Connecticut to Sanibel in December 2010. At his office on Sanibel, he continued writing columns and speeches, editing books and collecting all the worlds knowledge. He especially enjoyed sharing clippings and articles of interest with his many friends. As a columnist, he saw his special mission as arguing against left-leaning favorite causes, and he was sometimes the sole writer brave enough to do so. His columns consistently won awards, and a typical letter to the editor would begin, I almost never agree with Courant op-ed columnist Cohen, but I always read his articles. Larry was, as one colleague described him, a world-class character who would occasionally dress in wildly clashing plaid suits and paisley ties with the excuse that his wife had not had time to dress him. Larry was president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists at his death. Past awards and honors include president of Public Relations Society of America (Central Connecticut); president of Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists; board member for Mark Twain House (Hartford), American Red Cross (Hartford) and Community Solutions, Inc. (Windsor). He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janice Udesen Cohen of Sanibel; his sister, Barbara (Steven) Pollack of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania; his nephew, Benjamin Pollack of Budd Lake, New Jersey; and his aunts, Bevelyn and Sandra, both of St. Petersburg. He was predeceased by his parents Sydney and Bernice Cohen of Chicago. A celebration of his life will be held in Connecticut in late September. Memorial donations in Cohens name may be made to National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation, P.O. Box 411532, San Francisco, CA 94141. For those of us who have spent most of our lives on this island town Last week, our faces turned from smiles to a frown Charlotta Carper, a lady we love and adore, went to spend eternity with our Lord As time passes, we slowly lose so many of the island natives, if we could only choose, to have them stay forevermore and share with us their island lore. Charlotta would often stop by our office (Nave Plumbing) at Sanibel Square and stories of the past she would start to share Her stories would come alive she was known to never pull a punch, the stories would start early and soon it would be lunch. Charlotta came to the island when only three days old, and started to make her mark early, or so I am told. She drove a school bus for a period of time, and boy did she keep the island kids in line! She worked at Baileys along with her husband Ken, working for Francis what a time this must have been. But the job we all remember the most, she owned Timmys Nook and served as its host. The Green Flash is there now but we still all remember how Charlotta ran the Nook, and the stories she told would fill a book. She knew all of the people who resided here, and you knew whom she liked and didnt... she made it very clear. If you wanted to know how things were when there were ferry boats, you could sit with Charlotta and take careful notes. As her family gathers, we wish them all well, but remember she left us so many stories to tell. And tell them we will, with detail and care, just as if Charlotta were still here. Roger Tabor IN MEMORIAM OBITUARY Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com JOHN KARL FJELDSTADJohn Karl Fjeldstad of Sanibel died on Friday, August 31, 2012 after a courageous battle with kidney cancer. Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on August 13, 1945 to Marie (LaBudde) and David Fjeldstad, John graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and years later received his masters in business administration from Saint Louis University. Time spent in Brazil during college laid the groundwork for later success as a manufacturing executive with various companies and industries with responsibilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. He entered the army reserve during the Vietnam War and left the army with the rank of captain. After retiring to Sanibel, he began a career in real estate and was a broker and associate on Sanibel, involved in numerous civic associations and community organizations. During his retirement, John also enjoyed the ocean especially the lack of any speed limit on the water; his two dogs, Konnie and Izzie; and time spent with his wife of 42 years (on September 26), Katherine. John is survived by Katherine (Doup) in addition to his three daughters, Kristen, Katie and Karolyn; son-in-laws, Andy Johns (Kristen), Kevin Tipton (Katie) and Will Stewart (Karolyn); and grandchildren, Ansley, Frank and Luke Johns; Holt and John Jack Tipton; and Lucy Stewart. The Fjeldstad family will always be grateful for the extraordinary care given to him by his doctors and the love and support of dear friends. A memorial service was held on September 4 at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Johns honor may be made to Barbaras Friends Childrens Cancer Fund, 9800 South HealthPark Drive, Suite 210, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or a link to the charity can be found at www.leememorial.org/ foundation. The family also suggests that a fitting memorial would be to do something kind for another and think of John when you do it. OBITUARY


13 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012CHARLOTTA WILES CARPERCharlotta Wiles Carper, 78, a native of Sanibel and former owner of Timmys Nook, died on Sunday, August 26, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ken, one daughter, Gail Day of Fort Myers, one son, Stephen Carper of California, two grandsons, Adam Montgomery and Ryan Bailey, one granddaughter, Tiffany Carper, and two great-grandsons, Luke and Joel Montgomery. She is also survived by four sisters, Linda Horne, Carol Phillips, Pat Conway and Donna Bashaw, as well as serveral nieces and nephews. There will be no service, per her wishes. RANDALL LYNN BENDINGRandall Lynn Bending, 59, a loving father and friend, died to be with the Lord on August 23, 2012. Randall leaves two sons, Austin and Mason Bending, their sister, Victoria Durand, two brothers, Larry and Denny of Newark, Ohio, and many, many dear friends, including Susan, Renae, Cody and Casey. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Eva, and a brother, Ronny. He moved to Sanibel Island in the late 1970s and worked the island between Timmys Nook and Tracys Car Wash, including Tween Waters Marina, for many years. He was known for his Rat Pie and could be seen hitching a ride to most anywhere. Randy loved fishing, especially with his boys, being on the water and traveling. There will be a memorial to celebrate his life at Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers on Saturday, September 8 at noon. Biblical Studies Biblical Studies for Fall Acts 2 will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 18 in Fellowship Hall at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. The class will examine the last half of the book of Acts, which explores how the church spread from Jerusalem to Rome. No previous experience is necessary and you may bring your own Bible. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Call 472-0497 for more information. OBITUARY OBITUARY 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 Original Italian 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 OpportunitiesIce Creams Gelato Sorbets Sherbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks Coffee Latte Cappuccino Espresso Pastry Gourmet Chocolates Gifts Fun Apparel Baby Gear S SIMPLY T H H H H H H H E E E E E E E E B E S S T.. I C A A N N N N O T T E L L A L I Featuring Featuring This W eek: This Week: Our Our Ginger Pe ar Ginger Pear Gelato! Gelato! Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar A Sanibel Tradition for 32 Years! Original Italian Ice CreamShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201214 Coyote And Bear Tales At SCCFOn Wednesday, September 12, come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about two newcomer species to the islands. A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time in the winter of 2011. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species and how to live with them. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. The island black bear was recently relocated to a new territory... and then needed to be relocated again! Admission to the Coyote And Bear Tales program is free to children and SCCF members, or $5 for adults. The program starts at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 or visit www. sccf.org for more information. Coyote photographed by infrared camera near Legion Curve on Sanibel Coyote photographed roadside Let Nature Take Its Course?submitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsAnyone who works in the coastal field or, frankly, in any endeavor touched by the vagaries of natural disaster has heard this phrase more often than they could count: Why should we take any action to restore this beach? Nature always wins, we should just let nature take its course. Lets put aside for a moment why thats not always a sound policy along the coast and consider the ramifications if we accepted that tenet in the face of any natural disaster or even a simple natural process. A hurricane inundates your coastal city? Thats only nature taking its course, so dont rebuild those building or replace that infrastructure in fact, just start moving people away from the coast altogether. A tornado wipes your town off the map? Thats what you get for living in Tornado Alley. Dont rebuild relocate! A blizzard brings an entire region to a frozen halt, stopping traffic and downing power lines? Thats what you get for living where its cold so move south. A drought turns your farmland to dust and your rivers to dry beds? Thats what you get for living where its dry so move away. A flood inundates your riverfront town and thousands of acres downstream? Well, you knew all that snow would melt or all that rain would fall so why do you live there? A forest fire threatens your homes and businesses? Well, forests need to burn to clear out the underbrush, and lightning is a natural fire starter, after all. So youd better not rebuild there, either. You get the point. If we let nature take its course at will, theres always some place thats too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, too stormy or too something. Where are we all supposed to live where nature wont take its course? Going back to the coastal environment, what happens when we let nature take its course? For now, lets put aside the issue of infrastructure and property protection that deserves its own article, frankly. Your beach is eroding, and you (individually and collectively) decide to do nothing. Whats the impact of letting nature take its course here? Well, youll have less beach as the sand slides offshore or downstream. If people come to the beach, theyll have less space to recreate. Less space also affects those critters who rely on the beach to nest or rest turtles and birds, to start. Hope theres another beach nearby with enough room to accommodate them. That sand thats gone from your beach it may have gone away, but it isnt gone. Its just somewhere other than on your dry beach. Maybe its offshore in a growing sand bar or drawn further out to cover up some hard bottom or reef area for a while. Perhaps it was pushed down the beach to replace sand that eroded there. Near an inlet? Then it could be shoaling either inside or outside that pass, where the meandering channel either becomes a navigational nightmare for boaters or pushes the sand out of the active beach system altogether. Speaking of boaters, theres a recreational impact to letting nature take its course. Boat channels move, surf breaks can break down, swimming conditions can become more limited (changing offshore bars) or more hazardous (if rip currents result). Favorite fishing spots can lose their allure when shifting sands cover up habitat. A lot of this can be temporary, but permanent change can (and does) occur. Often, when you hear the phrase let nature take its course, what the speaker really means is: You have to live with natures consequences but dont make me live by the same rules. Lets use the excuse of harmful natural action (of a lesser or greater magnitude) to undo a human activity I dont happen to agree with. 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16 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Monroe Kelly and Jeannie Kelly of Minneapolis, Minnesota found an alphabet cone, fan shell, whelk and sand dollars on the beach while staying at Sanibel Cottages. The shells were found right before Tropical Storm Isaac on August 26. Shells Found Monroe and Jeannie Kelly Countys Conservation 20/20 Program Purchases 43.5 Acres In Bonita SpringsLast week, Lee County officially purchased 43.5 acres adjacent to the 130 acre Conservation 20/20 Pine Lake Preserve. The acquisition was funded by the Conservation 20/20 Program. The parcel is located at 27301-27451 Kent Road in Bonita Springs. This property makes an important addition to the Pine Lake Preserve. It expands upon the pine flatwoods/cypress habitat and contains a scenic lake which provides important habitat for wading birds and is ideal for fishing. This property, combined with the Pine Lake Preserve, offers an opportunity to restore the natural function of the Jefferson Lane flow way. Historically, the Jefferson Lane flow way was a natural conveyance path of flows from northeast to southwest to the Estero Bay via the Imperial River Basin. The natural conveyance has been greatly altered by urbanization. Restoration would improve water quality, rehydrate the preserve, and help to reduce future flooding. The owners wanted $814,000 for the property, but the Division of County Lands, the office which negotiates land purchases for the county, was able to acquire the property for $416,273. The Conservation 20/20 program buys environmentally important lands for preservation. Its funded by a property tax, which was approved by referendum in 1996. It is 50 cents for every $1,000 of taxable property value. Since the first purchase in 1997, the countys Conservation 20/20 program has made 117 land purchases and the land inventory now stands at 24,871 acres. Area of land purchased in Bonita Springs for the Conservation 2020 Pine Lake Preserve SCCF Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsHere is where the islands stand with sea turtle activity as of August 31, as well as the previous two years for comparison. As of August 31, 2012: Sanibel East 69 nests, 145 false crawls, 4 hatches Sanibel West 240 nests, 518 false crawls, 73 hatches Captiva 116 nests, 173 false crawls, 22 hatches As of August 31, 2011: Sanibel East 37 nests, 84 false crawls, 25 hatches Sanibel West 239 nests, 361 false crawls, 134 hatches Captiva 77 nests, 54 false crawls, 54 hatches As of August 31, 2010: Sanibel East 20 nests, 65 false crawls, 5 hatches Sanibel West 140 nests, 247 false crawls, 74 hatches Captiva 64 nests, 117 false crawls, 34 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 SCCF at 472-2329.


17 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Loggerheadby Patricia MolloyA loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) arrived on August 20 after being found floating in shallow waters off Sanibel. It was covered in three inches of barnacles and was missing the majority of its back right flipper and parts of its front right flipper. The turtle appeared to be in shock upon arrival, so fluids and dextrose (sugar) was quickly administered. It was then tube fed because it was very thin and a catheter was inserted. The staff tried to manually pick some off some of the barnacles but they were so strongly attached, the turtles top layer of keratin on its shell began peeling off under the barnacles. After 24 hours, Dr. Aundria West, DVM intern, removed the catheter and ordered the sea turtle to be temporarily placed in fresh water to help kill the barnacles. In total, 10 kilograms of barnacles were removed from her face and shell. She was really bright and alert compared to some of the other loggerheads weve seen, noted Dr. West. It took several CROW staff members to accomplish the feat of moving the gigantic sea turtle from the fresh water tank to a gurney in order to take bloodwork. Afterwards, it was quickly placed in a large salt water tank where it was fed squid and jellyfish and was able to swim freely with full mobility. The loggerhead (patient #2542) will require several weeks of treatment at CROW to ensure that her protein levels continue to rise that it is safe to return her back to the seas off of Sanibel. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. 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.. Strength and teamwork were required to move the patient on the gurney for examination all photos courtesy of Jeana Harms Its eyes were bulging due to the pressure of being out of zero gravity saltwater Jeana Harms, certified veterinarian techmician, is preparing the sea turtle tank 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 SEPTEMBER 7, 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 POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU 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 Da v e D oa n e 1 Poor Water Clarity Left Over From Isaacby Capt. Matt MitchellIm all smiles now that the Labor Day holiday weekend is over. The last busy weekend of summer is now in the books and things will be the quietest they are all year out on the water for at least a month or so. It seems this past weekends good weather just made it even busier with boat traffic than usual. Yes, its great to see so many out of town people here enjoying our little piece of paradise and spending money at local businesses, but now its over and my favorite time of the year on the water is officially here. More than a week after Tropical Storm Isaac, the water in the sound is still dirty, stirred up and far from pretty. With all the rains we had, there is still a lot of dirty water as it keeps draining down the river and out of the estuaries, making the water in the southern sound coffee if not chocolate colored. Add to that lots of floating grass, coconuts and palm fronds... its far from pretty out there. Once you get further north in the middle sound, the water clarity is a little better, but not much. Add to that the big, full moon we had this week and it seemed all the conditions were against good fishing. Fishing for me was tougher after Isaac than it has been, but if you put in your time, you could still get it done. The best bite for me this week was with high tide redfish. Although the redfish took some finding, once located you could quickly catch a half dozen or so quality fish. The key for me to get on the redfish was fishing a lot of places and finding good numbers of mullet in one area. Where I found happy, jumping, roaming mullet schools close to or against a mangrove island, I also found redfish most of the time. My bait of choice for working the mangroves was my summertime favorite: a medium-sized pinfish or grunt rigged a few feet under a popping cork on a 1/4 ounce jig head. In some places, the reds were right up against the trees in the shade, and then others were out in the sand holes 20 feet or more from the trees. No one place was super productive, but if you put in your time and stayed with the mullet, there were quality redfish to be had. The same thing with the mullet held true when looking for redfish in the wide open shallow water. Targeting the big schools of mullet working shallow grass flats was also a good bet to get a few more quality redfish. I did spend some time this week working the shallow mixed up bottom from Panther Key to Bird Key on the middle to lower stages of the tide. This was far from a hot bite, but if you kept moving about 100 yards at a time and putting out a spread of fresh cut baits, you eventually could pick up a few reds here and there. My biggest redfish of the week came out in this open water and measured 31 inches. Trout fishing really slowed up for me this week, as the clean water that trout like was just about impossible to find anywhere. Areas up by the passes made for much better action than the stained water in the southern sound. Most of the trout we caught were on the small side of the 15-inch slot. As the water slowly clears, trout fishing will heat back up. I did also catch a few decent snook this week while working the mouth of the river on a strong afternoon falling tide. Oyster bars from Picnic Island to Little Shell Island produced a couple of snook in the 30-inch range. This water in the mouth of the river is the nastiest looking water around, but fresh water run-off is what snook really thrive in. Grunts and pinfish baits floated around the points of the oyster bars seemed to be what these snook wanted, but with a live well full of white bait, I think you could do much better. Although conditions on the water are far from perfect, if you put in some time and work at it, there are some quality fish to be had. Water clarity is slowly improving and as we get to a week or so past the full moon, fishing will quickly improve. Tropical storms are just all part of living in South Florida and even though they can make fishing a little tough, there are much worse places to be than out on the water with a rod in your hand.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. Eli Jolly, 7, with a 25-inch redfish, his biggest to date, caught with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell Point The public is invited and many of these events are Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! FREE UpcomingEvents (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missi onary Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2154-12Sept 11,18&25Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentation at 10:00am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 for reservations.Sept 11Hong Kong: The Rise of the Dragonat 10:00am. Professor Adrian Kerr traces Hong Kongs epic journey from a tiny uninhabited British colony after the Opium War of 1839, to its current status as global economic powerhouse and business capital. He will track its rise under the 1997 one country two systems mandate, to become the model for the rest of China. Tickets are $10. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Sept 18Hurricanes at 10:00am. Kristie Anders, Education Director Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, will help us understand the nature of hurricanes in our region. She will share both scientific information and her personal experiences after enduring the first of many hurricanes and tropical storms at age 6. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Sept 21Melanoma Get the Facts at 10:30am Dr. David Ritter, a Specialist in Surgical Oncology, will discuss the disease and how to prevent it, and the relationship between healing and spiritual health. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Oct 4Candidate Forum from 7pm to 9pm. Candidates from District 19 Congressional, District 30 Florida Senate, and District 3 County Commission will speak at the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point, sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Lee County. Candidates will make opening presentations and respond to questions posed by the league moderator. You can add your question to an index card for the moderator as you enter the auditorium. The forum is from 7pm to 8:30pm, and a meet and greet with the candidates will occur from 8:30pm until 9pm. Call (239) 489-8472 for more details. Shell Point announces the grand opening of its newest assisted living residence. Join us for a free tour of our new month-to-month private pay assisted living facility, The Springs. This opportunity gives you the flexibility to experience Shell Points assisted living services on your terms. Whether you are looking for a short-term stay or a place to truly call home, we have the perfect option for you. To schedule a tour or to request a brochure, call (239) 454-2077 today! The Springs Assisted Living is Open! FREE TOUR! FREE FREE FREE FREE19 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201220 Shark fishing has been great for blacktips, nurse and bonnetheads along the beach and off of the causeway islands, according to local angler Elliot Sudal. Chunks of mackerel and ladyfish work well as do big pinfish on a wire leader. Snook fishing has been great as well, but they are smart and hard to catch along the beach. Live pinfish or big shrimp with a light fluorocarbon leader fished 10 to 20 feet off the beach can work; its best early in the morning. The shark pictured above was over three feet long and around 20 pounds. Plenty of small jacks, mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish and trout are around as well. Fish Caught Elliot Sudal pictured with one of his largest catches Elliot Sudal with a large snook Elliot Sudal with a shark Snook Opening In Atlantic, Remains Closed In GulfThe recreational harvest season for snook opens on Saturday, September 1 in Floridas Atlantic coastal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season remains closed in all Gulf of Mexico waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County, through August 31, 2013. Anglers may report their catch on the Snook Gamefish Foundations website at www.snookfoundation.org by clicking on Angler Action. This information is important to the FWC in completing stock assessments on species such as snook. Anglers may catch and release snook during the Gulf closure. The FWC encourages everyone to handle these fish carefully to help ensure their survival upon release. In the Atlantic, anglers may keep one snook between 28 and 32 inches total length per day. The Atlantic season will close on December 15. Fishermen targeting snook must have a snook permit as well as a saltwater license unless they are exempt from having a license. Using snatch hooks and spears is prohibited. It is illegal to buy or sell snook. This Gulf closure went into effect on December 15, 2010, after the population was impacted by prolonged cold weather. The closure will give the Gulf snook population time to rebound. Visit www.MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing and Recreational Regulations for more information on snook. One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m. Clos Du Bois Chardonnay 750 ml. $10.49 Mark West Pinot Noir 750 ml. $12.99 Menage a Trois Red or White 750 ml. $9.99 Conquista Malbec 750 ml. $5.99Check out our Craft Beer Selection Mix a Six for $10.49!Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $21.99 Captain Morgan Rum 1.75 ltr. $26.99 Jose Cuervo Tequila 1.75 ltr. Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP


21 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Plant SmartShort Ragweedby Gerri ReavesWith a pretty first name like Ambrosia, youd expect short ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) to be one of Floridas most appreciated wildflowers. After all, its a member of the aster or daisy family. But this low-maintenance native is anything but appreciated by people who suffer severe allergies to its pollen. The fact that short ragweed is one of the most widespread uncultivated plants around doesnt help. Inconspicuous in appearance, it swaths roadsides, undeveloped lots, the banks of ditches and canals, and even overlooked areas in commercial and residential landscapes. In fact, the dark-green leaves and delicate inflorescences are quite attractive as they wave in the breeze. While some people classify it as a noxious weed, non-allergic gardeners might choose to let it be, since its oil-rich seeds are a food source for many birds. This erect and freely branching summer annual can reach five feet or more in ideal conditions. Lobed leaves appear on rough hairy stems that might be green or purplish. The raggedy shape of the leaves inspires the common name. Very small male and female cupshaped flowers occur on the same plant. More than one billion pollen grains can be produced by a single plant and dispersed by the wind. One seed lies inside each tiny spiny fruit. One plant is capable of producing tens of thousands of seeds that easily disperse themselves or lie dormant in the soil for years. This propensity to easily spread and thrive makes short ragweed a pest in agricultural fields. Sources: Weeds by Alexander C. Martin, The Guide to Florida Wildflowers by Walter Kingsley Taylor, pollenlibrary.com, plantbook.org, and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Short, or common, ragweed abounds in uncultivated areas Tiny cup-shaped male and female flowers occur on the same plant photos by Gerri Reaves 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 Canning ClassesThe UF/IFAS Lee County Extensions Family & Consumer Sciences Department is offering canning classes on W ednesday, October 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Friday, October 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will learn the current science in USDA home food preservation recommendations through lectures and a hands-on pressure canning experience. Cost is $10 per person. You must be registered and paid to attend the class. (no walk-ins). Class is limited to nine participants. Classes will be held at the UF/IFAS Lee County Extensions Terry Park Complex, 3406 Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers. For more information or to register for this class, contact Pamela at abbottpm@ leegov.com or 533-7523. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


RedSnook Catch And Release Charity Tournament ReturnsA few spaces are still available for lucky anglers to register for the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas 2012 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament scheduled for November 2, 3 and 4. The presenting sponsor for this years event is The Johnson Meland Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Allen Systems Group is the Stars & Stripes sponsor, which will allow two teams of selected veterans to participate in the tournament The fishing tournament is open to all amateur anglers. Awards will be presented to the top teams in each division, largest fish, grand slam, corporate team and top female angler. Dr. Aaron Adams, director of operations for the nonprofit Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and senior scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, is the honorary chair for the three-day event. His pursuit of effective fisheries and habitat conservation are rooted in his years growing up near Chesapeake Bay, when he witnessed the collapse of the bays habitats and fisheries. Adams spends considerable effort translating science and conservation into fishermens terms, has given countless presentations to fishing clubs and is an avid fly angler. Roland Martin, legendary angler and television host of Fishing with Roland Martin, will serve as the founding honorary chairman. Lloyd Liggett, senior vice president at Northern Trust, and Rhett Robicheaux, general manager of Naples Yacht Club, are serving as tournament co-chairmen. In 2011, the tournament netted more than $110,000 for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to protect the areas waters. The tournament will begin with a kick-off party and auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 2 at the Naples Yacht Club. Anglers will launch from locations in Naples, Goodland and Everglades City, with competition scheduled on November 3 and 4 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tournament concludes with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on November 4 at Northern Trust, 4001 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. Teams can register for the tournament at www. conservancy.org/redsnook. Divisions include guided and unguided bait, guided and unguided artificial and fly fishing. Registration is limited to the first 60 teams. For more information, call 403-4219 or email nikkied@conservancy.org. Dr. Aaron Adams is the honorary chair of the 2012 RedSnook Catch And Release Charity Tournament Dinner 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.239.472.77701523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island OP :0 .M. OPEN FROM 3:00 10:00 P.M. N N F F R R O 0 0 : : 0 0 0 0 JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM MONDAY SATURDAY & ALL DAY SUNDAY!www.the shhouserestaurants.com Slice of Key Lime PieWith purchase of entre. Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 9/30/12 FREE FREENow Featuring Sushi Night with Aung on Wednesdays $ 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 09/30/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 www.matzaluna.netFresh Seafood, Veal, Chicken, Pasta and Sanibels ONLY wood red pizzaServing 7 days from 4:30-9:30ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201222


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HAPPY HOURS HAPPY HOURS 4-6pm 4-6pm & & 10pm-Close 10pm-Close (Sat & Sun-11:30am-6pm MNF Kickoff-close)DRAFT SPECIALS DOMESTIC BUCKETS $11 Birds Eye ViewIsaac And 35 Years Ago, Part IIby Mark Bird WestallSo, Isaac has passed us by and we really dodged the bullet. Look at what Louisiana and Mississippi are going through. Everything was in place for all of Southwest Florida to be hit hard by the wind, rain and storm surge of this tropical storm. Thirty-five years ago on Labor Day weekend, Sanibel was hit by a similar storm to Isaac, but with different consequences. As I discussed in my last column, the island received just under 20 inches of rain over that weekend and I spent the first night in the Everglades chasing snakes with George Weymouth. But when the weekend was over and I returned to work at the new Conservation Center being built along the Sanibel-Captiva Road, I couldnt believe how much water was covering the island. Most of the roads were flooded and gar fish and alligators were swimming in peoples yards. Dick Workman, the executive director of SCCF at the time, was releasing some of those alligators in the parking lot at the conservation center and they would just swim away towards the Sanibel River. The water was so high in the interior wetlands and the mosquito control weirs (that the river was now connected to) were so inefficient that the old, natural drainages of the wetlands system started being used again. The water was breaching the beach dune in a few places and it was flowing over Sanibel-Captiva Road into the refuge. Workman went up in a plane to survey the wetlands and take pictures. He later showed me a picture of Marshall (a 12-foot gator that all the islanders knew) lying all the way across Island Inn Road where the river channel went under the road (a gate is there today) and you could tell his whole body was completely underwater! For about a month (and I should say again the time period; it was about a month) those of us that were getting the conservation center ready to open for its first annual meeting in December; had to park our cars along the San-Cap Road and wade into the center. Now for me, having just moved down here from Indiana, I figured the community would be asking for disaster relief, but everyone just waded around barefoot or put on their wading boots and said, Wow! We got a lot of rain last weekend, didnt we? I was impressed with their matter-of-fact philosophy. Francis Bailey told me, If youre going to live on Sanibel, youre going to get your feet wet! I stress the amount of time it took for the interior wetlands to drain because today, with the new larger and more efficient weirs the city installed in the early 1990s, it would only take a few days to bring the water level back to normal. We would have to wait for the tidal waters to recede to normal conditions, but then the weirs could be opened and the island would drain relatively quickly. That very first day at the center after the storm, Workman called me into his office and casually asked me if I would walk out on the trails down to the bend of the river (where the bird tower is today) to check and see what it was like down there. For those of you who know Workman, he looked at me with his typical slight smile that makes you wonder if he knows something you dont. Stupid me; I didnt think much about it and just said ok. I only had tennis shoes, jeans, T-shirt and a hat on and went out the front door (there was no boardwalk going over to the ridge yet) and started wading through the parking lot and headed down the main trail known as Center Road. The interior wetlands is made up of what is known as a ridge and swale system, so I would wade in deeper water through a swale and then slosh around over a ridge. The problem was the elevation of the land got progressively lower as you went from the mid-island ridge where the center is located and moved towards the Sanibel River. At every swale, the water came up a little higher on my jeans. By the time I got down to the Sanibel River, it was above my belly button. As I was standing at the bend of the river looking west down the river channel, I suddenly realized why Dick had that slight smile when he asked me to check things out. He knew what it would be like out here. I was all by myself, standing in above-waist water, next to the Sanibel River. I thought to myself, There are alligators in the Sanibel River! But now, the edge of the river is all the way back up along the San-Cap Road. Alligators could be anywhere in the river and, actually, Im standing in the middle of that system and about a quarter mile away from dry land. I got a lump in my throat and felt a chill; I dont think the chill came from the coolness of the water. Needless to say, I didnt spend a lot more time wading around the interior wetlands, but I remember constantly looking for two eyes checking me out and with every step I took, I was careful not to kick hard or step up onto any submerged log I came across. I didnt want the submerged log to get upset and start moving! It is not a question of if we are going to hit by a similar storm again; but more about when. We were lucky this time. I hope todays islanders will approach the aftermath of a future storm with the same nonchalance. 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.


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201224 Enrollment has started for the upcoming 2012-13 season of BIG ARTS workshops. Full workshop schedules are available online at www. BIGARTS.org or by contacting the main BIG ARTS office at 395-0900. There will be many new classes offered at BIG ARTS this season, including African dance and African drumming, Writing For Theater, Weaving, Creating Sculpture with Basket-making Techniques, Guided Improv Dance, Italian For Travelers, Painting With Alcohol Inks and Applied Drawing Basics. There are several new mindfulness and health classes, including Using Meditation To Enhance Creativity and Using SelfHypnosis To Improve Sleep. Ndakhte Ndiaye is a master drummer and choreographer from Senegal, West Africa, and artistic director of a 12-member West African performing dance troupe. In her African Drumming class, learn to play ancient rhythms on the Djembe and Djun-Djun drums, which are provided. In her African Dance class, Ndiaye starts with leading a warm-up and stretch. Each movement is explained, demonstrated and then first practiced slowly. Drums and choreography are then added so that students gain a sense of performance-style dance. All skill levels are welcome for both classes, no prior experience is necessary, and no special equipment is needed. Jazz singer Kathy Kosins has been teaching her Improvisation On Canvas workshop at performing arts schools and universities for more than a decade. The class will focus on freedom of expression in the abstract, using texture and color to paint from intuition. Students will create visual interpretations of music by the Jazz greats. Kosins has been in numerous gallery shows both as a solo artist and as part of a group show. Commissioned paintings by Kosins are held in private collections throughout the U.S. and South America. She will perform her Toast To The Ladies Of Cool concert at BIG ARTS on Saturday, January 26. Fiber artist and instructor Maia Tsinamdzgvrishvili comes to BIG ARTS from the Republic of Georgia. BIG ARTS Founders Gallery hosts her Silk Road fine arts textile exhibit March 4 to 30. Her one-day class on Saturday, March 9 will teach students techniques in wool felting and how to make silk paper. Mixed media artist Cathy Taylor is a featured artist on artacademylive.com and has created two educational DVDs Watercolor Collage and Mixed Media Collage. Her work is represented in museums, nature centers and private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is a member of the International Society of Experimental Artists (award Performing and visual artist Kathy Kosins photo by Laurie TenantA Variety Of New Workshops Offered This Season At BIG ARTS Ndakhte Ndiaye performs with a West African drumming troupe JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP! voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 2012 HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA M M Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


25 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 winner), National Watercolor Society, High Country Watermedia Society and the National Collage Society (award winner). Her new class, Painting With Alcohol Inks, will help students make pieces that look like stained glass, using Ranger alcohol inks on plastic paper. No painting experience is needed. Annette Brandes, Certified Health Coach, is an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate. She primarily works with Baby Boomers who are in need of amended nutritional digestion, enhanced sleep patterns, reinstated energy and healthier bodies. Brandes and fine arts instructor Ann McCarty will teach classes in Mindful Eating, Sugar Blues Detox and Health Coaching using meditation, movement, creativity exercises and fun art to open students creative side. Shake Your Soul and Dance Your Body is a class in the guided improvisational form of dance. Marsha Wagner will train students to heal and relax their nervous system, release stress, energize the body, and awaken creativity through easy, natural, dancing set to the pulsating rhythms of world music. Wagner began her professional career at age 16 as a dancer in the New York City Ballet. For 30 years, her career in dance included Broadways musical stages, television appearances, instructing and working as assistant choreographer for many shows including the famed Radio City Music Halls Annual Christmas Spectacular. She currently teaches Pilates. Gerard Damianos new technology classes will teach students how to use Facebook and social media, iPads, iPhones and smart phone apps, OS X and iOS6, cloud computing and more. Teresa (Frandina) Jacobs will teach a class in basic Italian phrases and cultural practices to enhance the travelers experience in Italy. Jacob was born in Italy and has travelled extensively. She holds several post graduate degrees in languages (Italian, Spanish, English, teacher education and school administration), and has taught many different age levels. Ann McCarty has taught for 14 years to both children and adults at the Alliance for the Arts, Art League of Bonita Springs, Pine Island Art Association, and other venues. McCarty has an Associate Degree in Art, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and a skill set learned from Nina Conner. McCarty and her students have won awards in many local, state and national shows. Her work is in collections around the world. Her Applied Drawing Basics class will enhance the beginner and intermediate students skills in value, contour, cross contour, gesture, mass, hatching, proportion, perspective and memory drawing. Former elementary school teacher Edith Flagg will teach a beginners weaving class. Students will learn to prepare a warp and complete a cotton scarf project on a rigid heddle loom. Community Chorus practice begins on October 16, meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS. The Community Band resumes rehearsals on October 22, and meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church. No auditions are required for the band and chorus, and all are welcome to join. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. Contact BIG ARTS office or website for class locations. For further information about workshops, classes and events at BIG ARTS, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Weaving on a heddle loom 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. Music Thursday-Saturday: JJ McCoy 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. 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


Local Band Enters South Florida Blues Challenge The competition to choose a band to represent South Florida in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) to be held in Memphis, Tennessee in January 2013 will take place at B.B. Kings Blues Club at CityPlace in West Palm Beach this Sunday, September 9. One group well known to Southwest Florida music lovers, Marty Stokes and the Captiva Band, will participate in this event. Stokes and the band are currently in the studio working on their second CD. Their first CD got international recognition and airplay in more than 30 countries. The other members of the band are Jennifer Mazzioti on saxophone, Carveth Clausen on drums and Todd Haut on bass guitar. The participating bands will be judged on: blues content, originality, stage presence, technical talent and vocal talent by a six-judge panel of industry professionals, based on the same scoring criteria of the IBC. The winning band will receive $1,000 towards their travel expenses and room accommodations. A Fan Favorite band will also be chosen by the audience. In addition to Marty Stokes and the Captiva Band, competing acts will include: Amy Arlo & Almost Blue Beverly Lewis & The Mixx Blues Dragon Bobby & The Renegades Dark Horse Eric Austin & King Deluxe J.C. Crossfire Joel Dasilva & The Midnight Howl Lowdown 13 Soulshine Dr Lees Rocket Time Bands will perform beginning at 2:30 p.m. and will continue until 8 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 each, or $8 for current SFBS members. In addition, fans of Stokes and the band who desire reasonable accomodations in West Palm Beach on September 8 (the night before the show), double or single rooms are available at Hotel Biba, 10 minutes away from B.B. Kings Blues Club. If booked under the group name Captiva Band, the nightly rate is $51. For more information, call 561-8320094 or visit www.hotelbiba.com. Marty Stokes and the Captiva Band 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 Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceFREE DELIVERY TUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA 16 CHEESE PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGSVALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 09/30/12 $15.99COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y NOW NOW SERVING SERVING SOFT SERVE SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM ICE CREAM icecreamchickwingshotdogs 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 1998ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201226


27 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Disability Awareness Art ShowLee Memorial Health Systems Arts In Healthcare program is pleased to announce that Art by the disABLEd will be featured at the Alliance for the Arts, Members Gallery from September 7 to 29. Various works from over a dozen disABLEd artists in our community will be displayed and juried by a local panel of judges. An opening reception will be held at the Alliance for the Arts on Friday, September 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, October 3, more Art by the disABLEd will be on display in the Atrium at HealthPark Medical Center. At a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., this years winner of the Annual Arts in Healthcare Poster Calendar Contest will be announced. Join them for both occasions to celebrate the talents and fine work of these special and gifted artists in our community. For more information, call 343-2633 or email art@leememorial.org. Pillow Embrace, painted by disABLEd artist Frank DiMaria To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 239.472.3010 or 239.472.1023 239.472.3010 or 239.472.1023 OPEN 7 DAYS 11:00 A.M. CLOSING OPEN 7 DAYS 11:00 A.M. CLOSING Take Out FREE Delivery Take Out FREE Delivery 2496 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel Island, Florida 2496 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel Island, Florida ISLAND BBQ Company Try One Try One Of Of Our Homemade Our Homemade Back Porch Pies Back Porch PiesWe Cater & Have Authentic Slow Roasted Family Style Meals! GRAND OPENING GRAND OPENINGCabaret And Cabernet Tickets On Sale NowTickets are now on sale for the second annual Cabaret And Cabernet at the Alliance for the Arts, benefiting the Young Artists Awards program. The event will be held on Saturday, October 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. For only $30 per ticket or $50 per pair, attendees will enjoy award winning entertainment by Young Artists Awards performers throughout the evening in the main gallery of the Alliance as well as on the Foulds Theatre stage, hosted by Stephanie Davis, the Downtown Fort Myers Diva. Complimentary wine and food will be served, and a silent auction, featuring works by local artists, event tickets, and more, will be held. Tickets are available by calling Young Artists Awards at 574-9321, clicking on the donate button at www.youngartistsawards.org or by visiting the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The event sold out last year. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the evening will go to student scholarships in the arts and your ticket purchase will allow students in participate in our education, performance and scholarship program during the 2012-13 season. Sweet and savory items, as well as wine tastings, will be provided by Total Wine & More, Norman Love Confections, Cohen and Cohen Catering, Jasons Deli, The Edison, Pizza 2000 and Marios. Original artwork by local artists, tickets to area cultural events, trips, wine, theatre, art-related baskets and more will be featured at the silent auction. The Young Artists Awards, Inc. is a non for profit organization entering its tenth year of offering services to area children ages eight to 21 in the performing arts, including vocal and musical performance, drama and dance. Young Artists Awards also sponsors the Art By Kids With Cancer program in conjunction with the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, assisting families experiencing the financial challenges of childhood cancer. The event is sponsored by Advanced Pain Management and Spine Specialists. Sponsorships of the program are still available, and silent auction items are being accepted. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 574-9321 or visit www.youngartistsawards.org. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


28 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Sanibel-Captiva Art League Art Leagues Member ExhibitThe Sanibel-Captiva Art League invites residents and visitors to see the members paintings on view through September at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, during regular library hours. Call the library at 4722483 or log on to www.sanlib.org for information and upcoming events. For more information about the Art Leagues seasonal schedule, such as weekly Paint-outs and Portrait Workshops, Clothesline Sale, exhibits and monthly meetings, log on to www.sancapart.com or write to San-Cap Art League, P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957. Rita Skoczen Pauline Healey Pat Smart Jane Hudson Ann Kittel Marcy Clakins Leslie Corneliuson 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! We have the NFL Ticket Package We have the NFL Ticket Package & the BIG TEN Network & the BIG TEN Network MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com Betty Weise Top Ten Books On The Island1. Fifty Shades Darker by EL James 2. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 3. Fifty ty Shades Freed by EL James 4. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James 5. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 6. Wisdom From G/ft From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 7. Historic Sanibel and Captiva by Jerri Magg 8. Sanibel and Captiva Handbook by Reynolds Family 9. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moliarty 10. Bubble Moment by Katie Gardenia Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


29 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Art And Fashion On Display At Davis Art Center The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is proud to present the art of several designers from their Art Walks The Runway fashion shows. The shows will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8 starting at 6 p.m., but the art will be on display throughout the month of September. The exhibit will include works by designer/artists Helen Gerro, Leoma Lovegrove, Lily Hatchett and Dedo Cristina. On September 6 and 7, there will be sculptures by Kosmas Ballis on the loggia of the Art Center. The Davis is located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers historic River District. Gerro creates original, fashion-inspired art and art-inspired fashion. She is a prolific artist who paints contemporary, colorful, sensual, bold, women-themed paintings in acrylic and or oil on stretched canvas. Gerro will be featuring a sample of her new art collection, a series of paintings that change with the light. From daylight into evening, Gerros paintings glow and illuminate in the dark with an aurora borealis-like glow. Her paintings are painted with a unique mixture of mediums which are light infused, not black light art, and glows about six to eight hours. Gerro has exhibited at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Floridas Visual Art Center in Punta Gorda, Rosewood Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Minneapolis Galleries. Her art is featured on the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand web page as well as in National Cigar magazine and many other publications. Visit her website at www.GerroArt.com. While Lovegrove is the product of a Middle America upbringing, her artistic reach extends worldwide. Because of her love for Florida, she has been instrumental in encouraging tourism to the state with her colorful depictions of local wildlife and scenery. Her works are represented in numerous galleries throughout the United States. In Georgia, her portrait of Jimmy Carter hangs in his Presidential Library in Atlanta. Her art is also in the private collections of the White House in Washington, DC and in President George W. Bushs Presidential Library in Dallas. Lovegrove was honored at an artists reception in the White House given by First Lady Laura Bush. Her artwork has also graced the windows at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Internationally, Lovegrove was commissioned to paint a portrait of Richardcontinued on page 32 All You Need Is Love by Leoma Lovegrove Helen Gerro painting ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ated by : Fish Tacos! Book Signing Event!Ft. Myers BEach : Sept 24th Meet The Author!Details Online12-2pm & 4-6pm Lily Hatchetts Red Dress


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Instead, get rid of that woe-isme attitude by getting up and getting out to meet old friends and make new ones. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Now that youre back enjoying the spotlight again, you should feel re-energized and ready to take on the challenge of bringing those big, bold plans of yours to completion. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A former friend would like to repair a relationship you two once enjoyed. Your positive response could have an equally positive impact on your life. Think about it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Resist making impulsive decisions. Stay on that steady course as you continue to work out workplace problems. Be patient. All will soon be back in balance. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might feel confident about taking a promising offer, but continue to be alert for what youre not being told about it. Dont fret. Time is on your side. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) People dear to you might be planning a way to show appreciation for all youve done for them. Accept the honor graciously. Remember: You deserve it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Congratulations. Your self-confidence is on the rise. This could be a good time to tackle those bothersome situations youve avoided both at home and at work. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You feel obligated to return a favor. (Of course, you do.) But heed advice from those close to you and do nothing until you know for sure whats being asked of you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your loving reassurance helped revive a oncemoribund relationship. But be wary of someone who might try to do something negative to reverse this positive turn of events. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a wonderful matchmaker who can bring people together to form long-lasting relationships. On Sept. 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem, which is later set to the music of a popular English drinking tune called To Anacreon in Heaven. In 1931 the song becomes Americas national anthem, The StarSpangled Banner. On Sept. 10, 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving. A true breath test didnt come along until 1931 with a device called the Drunkometer. It involved a blow-up balloon and a tube filled with a purple fluid (potassium permanganate and sulfuric acid). Alcohol on a persons breath changed the color of the fluid from purple to yellow; the quicker the change, the drunker the person. On Sept. 14, 1927, dancer Isadora Duncan is strangled in Nice, France, when the enormous silk scarf she is wearing gets tangled in the rear hubcaps of her open car. The scarf wound around the axle, tightening around Duncans neck and dragging her from the car. On Sept. 16, 1940, the first peacetime draft in the history of the United States is imposed. Registration of men between the ages of 21 and 36 began exactly one month later. There were some 20 million eligible young men -50 percent were rejected in the first year for health reasons or illiteracy. On Sept. 12, 1953, Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy, the future 35th president of the United States, marries Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, R.I. Seven years later, the couple would become the youngest president and first lady in American history. On Sept. 15, 1978, boxer Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first fighter ever to do so. Ali left the sport permanently in 1981. On Sept. 11, 1985, Cincinnati Reds player-manager Pete Rose gets the 4,192nd hit of his career, breaking Ty Cobbs major league record for career hits. Rose was a folk hero in Cincinnati, a homegrown talent known as Charlie Hustle for his relentless work ethic. It was William E. Vaughan who made the following sage observation: To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer. Those who study such things say that your brain can store 100 times as much information as a typical desktop computer. In 1930, United Airlines began using the aviation industrys first stewardesses. To qualify for the position, applicants had to be registered nurses. George Washington, Dolley Madison, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton helped to found this country, but that wasnt all they had in common; they were also all big fans of eating ice cream. If you ever hear an orangutan belch, youd better watch out. Thats a warning sign that youre encroaching on his territory. When Andrew Jackson was running for president in 1828, an opponent called him a jackass. Instead of being offended, Jackson embraced the epithet, using the image of a donkey in campaign materials to represent his stubborn refusal to knuckle under to big business. Later, Thomas Nash, a political cartoonist in New York, started using the donkey to represent the Democratic Party as a whole. If youre a well-traveled person, you might have noticed that the average woman in Scandinavia is taller than the average man in Asia. Only 12 people have walked on the surface of the moon. The framework for the Statue of Liberty was built by Gustave Eiffel, who later became famous for building Paris iconic tower. If youre stopping at a fast-food restaurant for lunch today, you might want to consider the following: It takes a whopping 1,500 gallons of water to produce an average fast-food meal. The more information you get, the less fantasy you have. -Andy Warhol THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


31 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Young Authors Writing ContestThe Trouper Wildlife Project and Jungle House Publications announced a writing contest ages 8 to 18. The deadline for entries is December 1. No pur chase is necessary and winners will be announced on December 15. Eligibility The contest is open to residents of the United States, ages 8 to 18. Interested young authors are invited to write a short story in the Troupers Teachings Young Authors Writing Contest. To become familiar with Trouper and his teachings, visit www.trouperraccoon.com. Based on Troupers teachings, described in the book, TROUPER The True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon: The Beginning, the contest is for young people interested in writing a short story featuring one wild animal while incorporating the building blocks of Troupers Teachings into the story. It is not necessary to purchase a book. See the Troupers Teachings page on his website for a description of the building blocks. Objectives Encourage research and gain knowledge of wildlife. Practice writing skills and creative thinking abilities. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the building blocks from Troupers Teachings. Share knowledge and understanding of wildlife by writing a story. Educate the reader about the featured animal. Share this project with family and friends. Become a published author. Entertain the reader. Guidelines The story must be 1,500 words or less (250 words per double-spaced page, or six full pages, double spaced). Stories may be fiction or non-fiction. The writing of the story shall be the sole responsibility of the young author. No parental assistance, please. Choose one animal as the main character. All classifications are acceptable: reptile, insect, mammal, amphibian, fish or bird. Young writers may choose a raccoon other than Trouper. Include each of Troupers Teachings building blocks into the story: Teach, Respect, Opportunity, Understanding, Protection, Environment and Responsibility (see the book or the website for more details). Use the four steps of the STOP sign in the story: Slowly back up, Tell an adult, Observe the animal and Phone a rescue service. Include a complete description of the featured animal at the end of the story in a Fun Facts box. This includes the name of the animal and its species; size (height, length, weight at adult age, etc.); characteristics (skin texture, fur, color, eyes, ears, tail, feet, paws, etc.); diet (vegetarian, omnivore, favorite meal, carnivore, etc.); habitat description; reproduction facts (season of birth, number of young, mating habit, parenting habit, etc.); and type of predators that hunt the animal. Stories must be typewritten. Parents may assist with this and only this task if the young author cannot type. Title your story. Include source references where appropriate. Do not include illustrations or photographs. Age Levels 8 to 9 10 to 11 12 to 13 14 to 15 16 to 18 Deadline All stories must be postmarked no later than December 1. Awards One winner in each age group will receive $50. The top five stories in each age group, as selected by a panel of librarians, teachers, childrens book authors, and wildlife education professionals, will be published in a new book titled, Troupers Teachings Wildlife Stories by Young Authors. The book will be published in 2013 by Jungle House Publications. Each young author whose story is selected for publication will receive: a free copy of Troupers Teachings Wildlife Stories by Young Authors; a certificate of accomplishment as a published author; and a T-shirt with Troupers picture and the slogan Troupers Teachings Young Author. Stories must be typewritten. Parents may assist with this and only this if the young author cannot type. Directions Complete the contest entry form. Print out two copies of your story on letter-sized paper (8.5-inch x 11-inch), number each page and staple them together. Submit two copies of your story: the first copy should contain a cover page that includes the title of the story and your contact information (name, home address, email address, phone number and age). The second copy should include a cover page with only the title and your age. This copy is for the judges. If you are writing in school, include the name of your homeroom teacher and school so their involvement can be publicized. If you are homeschooled, indicate that and give your homeschool teachers name. Stories will not be returned, so be sure to keep a copy for yourself. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) if you wish to receive contest results by USPS mail. Prior to posting the winners on the website, all entrants will be notified by mail in the self-addressed, stamped envelope included with the entry forms. Stories submitted to the Troupers Teachings Young Authors Writing Contest will become the property of Jungle House Publications. Jungle House Publications reserves the right to edit submissions for publication. Mail both copies and entry form in a large envelope please do not fold paper to Jungle House Publications, Troupers Young Author Writing Contest, P.O. Box 481, Sanibel, FL 33957. All stories will be judged anonymously. Entrants must be eight to18 years of age and winners will be notified by mail. A complete list of winners and young writer entrants will be posted (with parental permission) on Troupers website after December 15. For more information, go to www. trouperraccoon.com. Young authors are encouraged to submit orignal material for a writing contest inspired by TROUPER: The True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon: The Beginning by Sanibel resident Kyle L. Miller. Trouper is pictured here with his caretaker Dot Lee of Fort Myers Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the DifferenceSend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201232 Broadway Palm To Host AuditionsBroadway Palm Dinner Theatre is holding open auditions for adults and children for five productions in their upcoming 20th anniversary season on Saturday, September 29. Auditions for ages 6 to 17 will be held at 10 a.m.; sign up begins at 9 a.m. (All childrens roles will be double cast.) Ages 18 and up will audition at 1 p.m.; sign up begins at noon. Auditions are on a firstcome, first-served basis. No appointments will be taken. The following are the productions and roles that are available: Ages 6 To 17 Miracle On 34th Street Plays November 22 to December 25. Rehearsals will be held November 8 to 21. Casting the roles of children (boys and girls) age 6 to 10; must be under 5 feet. Fiddler On The Roof Plays December 29 to February 16. Rehearsals will be held between mid-December and December 28. Casting the roles of Shprintze and Bielke (girls) age 11 to 15; must be under 5 feet. The Sound Of Music Plays February 21 to April 6. Rehearsals will be held February 2 to 20. Casting the roles of Von Trapp children (boys and girls) to play ages 6 to 16, and Rolf Gruber (boy) to play age 17. Ages 18 And Up The Sound Of Music Plays February 21 to April 6. Rehearsals will be held February 2 to 20. Casting the roles of Maria Von Trapp, Mother Abbess, Max Detweiler, nuns and ensemble males and females. Menopause The Musical Plays April 11 to May 18. Rehearsals will be held March 28 to April 10. Casting strong singers/actors, specifically women to play age range 40 to 60. Shrek The Musical Plays June 27 to August 10. Rehearsals will be held June 13 to 26. Auditioning to cast all roles. Anyone interested in auditioning should bring a current headshot and resume and be prepared to sing 16 bars that best show off your vocal range. Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided (no CDs, please). After the vocal audition, actors may be asked to stay for a reading or dance audition; please allow time to complete the entire audition process. Broadway Palm is a professional theatre. Productions require a two-week rehearsal process with day and evening rehearsals. Anyone interested in auditioning must be available for the two-week rehearsal process and all performances. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 29 at Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information on production details and performance schedules, visit www. BroadwayPalm.com. From page 29Art And FashionBranson for the Virgin Airlines headquarters in London. Her Beatles Series drew the attention of the City of Liverpool. To commemorate the unification of East and West Germany, Lovegroves work Focused was presented to the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Eva Alexandra, Countess Kenderffy. Lovegrove is popping up in magazines and news publications everywhere. Last February, she was featured in Germanys television show Galileo, which was viewed by 2.5 million in five countries. Lovegrove was recently contracted by Bealls of Florida to design art for clothing. Her line will be introduced 2013. A graduate of the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Lovegrove recharges her artistic batteries each spring by traveling over-seas. She chose to establish her international headquarters in Matlacha, where she lives with her author husband, Michael J. Silberg; Solomon, the demanding cranky parrot; and two feral cats, Lois and Fred. My essence as an artist is to open up peoples imaginations, said Lily Hatchett. The imagination is the source of countless possibilities, not just in the arts but also in practical applications, such as photography, video, fashion and environmental design. Hatchetts art has been presented in galleries, public spaces and private collections in New York City, as well as the Baltimore Museum, The Corcoran Gallery in DC, The International Center for Photography, and many others. She has toured as the photographer/videographer with rock bands like Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, George Clinton, Live, Biohazard and more. Her fashions have been collected as art, and worn by art dealers, collectors and people in the art world. John Dedo Cristina is an artist working at the artisans atelier in Punta Gorda. He primarily works in dimensional art using paper pulp disguised to resemble various metals and stone. His current series of body masks were created especially for Gerro and Art Walks The Runway. Ballis is a multi-talented Fort Myers ceramic sculptor who, for several years, has exhibited his colorful, glazed, abstract porcelain sculptures at Goldberg Longstreth Gallery on Taylor Road in Naples. A Florida native, Ballis is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, has a Florida State University masters degree and has exhibited in Fienza, Italy and elsewhere. He makes his own molds and clay; some of his recent sculptures rise higher than six feet. Ballis is adept at decalcomania, the artful process of transferring images from printed paper to glazed ceramic tiles fired to 1,800 degrees. He uses a silkscreen and Photoshop computer process. He believes he has invented an art form: He fires black-and-white portraits of famous historic and contemporary celebrities onto six-inch-square commercial tiles. He is also a part-time gallerist at Goldberg Longstreth Gallery and can be reached at kballis@msn.com. The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit www.sbdac. com for more information. Southwest Florida Symphony Society Presents Holiday-Themed FundraiserThe stage is being set for a holiday season fundraiser presented by the Southwest Florida Symphony Society Amahl and the Night Visitors by acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning operatic composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Amahl, the most performed opera of all time, was inspired by Borchts painting The Adoration of the Magi and tells of the healing of a poor crippled shepherd boy who offers his crutch as a gift to the Christ child. Under the artistic and musical direction of Southwest Florida Symphony Society member Barbara Born, the production featuring local talent will take place on Wednesday, November 14 at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Parkway in Cape Coral. Guests will gather at 5 p.m. for wine and hors doeuvres, with a sumptuous buffet dinner at 6 p.m. concluding with the chefs special dessert. Following dinner, the lights fade up on Menottis opera classic highlighting the spirit of giving and the true Miracle of the Season. Reservations for Amahl and the Night Visitors are priced at $50 per person. Reservation checks payable to the Southwest Florida Symphony Society may be mailed to: Beverly Treichel, 9361 Alamander Court, #403 Fort Myers, FL 339197430. Requests for table guests will be accommodated. For more information or questions, call 454-9279. All proceeds benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. 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. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


33 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Edison & Ford Editorial Cartoons: Then & Now Exhibition To OpenThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates is opening a new exhibition, Edison & Ford Editorial Cartoons: Then & Now, on September 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Edison Caretakers House. The exhibit features a collection of editorial cartoons of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford from the 20th century into modern times with works from famous illustrators such as Joseph Keppler, J.N. Ding Darling and local editorial cartoonist Doug MacGregor, who for 25 years created weekly editorial cartoons for the NewsPress. At 5:30 p.m. chief curator, Alison Giesen and MacGregor will lead a gallery tour with exhibit insight. The exhibit opening is free to the public and continues through February 2013. Reservations are required by calling 334-7419. Editorial cartooning has been part of journalism for centuries. It has not only become a tradition, but more importantly, has been used to help shape Americas history. Historically, the role of cartooning was a way to transfer information with differing viewpoints during a time when the majority of society was unable to read. With visual clues, cartoonists are able to create images to draw attention or to make statements about current events, issues and the people involved. The first editorial cartoon in America was created by Benjamin Franklin in 1753 when he published the famous Join Or Die image of a snake cut in to pieces representing the British Colonies. Today, even though many more people can read than in years past, the tradition of editorial cartooning has carried on. Where it may be considered politically incorrect or even illegal to write or say something about a person or event, pictures can allude to the truth without the editorial cartoonist having to write a single word. No two figures of the 20th century had more of an effect on the daily lives of Americans than Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Between them, they filed a total of 1,254 patents (1,093 for Edison, 161 for Ford) for inventions ranging from the movie camera and the first incandescent light bulb to the Model T. Because of their fame, these two men were very popular among editorial cartoonists for many decades. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Clifford K. Berrymans cartoon, Yes, We Have No Ambitions Today, 1924 Doug MacGregors Ponce DeLeon Meets Thomas Edison NewsPress, 2011 Buying, Selling, or just want to chat... TALK TO CHUCK! Buying, Selling, or just want to chat... TALK TO CHUCK! Great Service... Great Dedication... Great Results!!! Great Service... Great Dedication... Great Results!!! 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 RE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201234 Around The Islands With AnneThe Days May Be Slow, But Fishing Is Hot; NFL Specials At Great White Grillby Anne MitchellFor some island businesses, summer means slow, lazy days. But at Norm Zeiglers Fly Shop on Sanibel, its a different story. I still have an active business because fishing in the summer is so good here, even though the number of visitors is smaller, Zeigler said this week. Zeigler, an author and fly fishing authority, can often be seen giving fly fishing instruction on a patch of grass bordering Periwinkle Way at Sanibel Square. Everyone who purchases a fly rod from him is offered a free onehour lesson, for which Zeigler normally charges $50. It has been a great selling point, he said. I dont know of any other shops that do this. If youre in the market for a new fly rod, Zeigler has a sale right now for $70 off a Sage Flight model rod and $60 of gthe Sage Vantage. Elsewhere in the store, youll find Reddington and Simms fishing jackets, SPF jerseys and shirts for men, women and children, waders, T-shirts and all the tackle you will ever need. His frozen bait fridge is stocked with shrimp, squid, ladyfish, mullet and sardines. He also sells books on fishing and, for local artists, has a gallery space to exhibit artwork on consignment. Zeigler takes his fishing seriously and when he has the time he sits down at his flytying table to produce his famous Crystal Schminnow, one of about half a dozen fly patterns he makes. The Crystal Schminnow, like a cross between a shrimp and a minnow, is his best seller year round. I invented it 17 years ago for snook, but it has caught 64 species in fresh and salt water, he said. It has been written up in many fishing magazines and also in The New York Times. The flies he sells are mostly hand tied, either by himself or friends in Fort Myers. I try to avoid the big fly companies because they produce their flies overseas with child labor and I dont want to support that, Zeigler said. However, later this month, Zeigler will be putting up a Gone Fishin sign and that wont just be a euphemism for taking a summer vacation. He really is going fishing to Montana. When he returns, check in for a sale on much of the clothing Norm Zeiglers Fly Shop is at 2242 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-6868. As football season gets into gear, The Great White Grill is gearing up for sports fans. The restaurant/sports bar at 2440 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, boats the largest draft beer selection on the islands 28 on tap and about 15 by the bottle. Theres also a good choice of wines by the glass and I spotted some excellent choices lined up on the bar. The most popular draft beers are the Palm from Belgium and Cigar City from Tampa, said owner John Nader. NFL specials will be offered Sundays and Mondays on game nights. They will include pitchers and buckets of beer and off-menu food specials and appetizers. Bring your game night appetite and try the Steel Curtain Pizza. Its named for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense in the 1970s, he said, and the toppings are what youd find in a bacon cheeseburger. Tuesday nights are Mexican nights at the grill, with Sammy Martinez dishing up family recipes from his native land. His dishes are very popular and they often sell out. Take out is also available, with free delivery to Sanibel and Captiva. For more information about The Great White Grill, call 472-0212 or 472-0323. The Island Suns September Sun Dollars coupon book is a great thing to keep in your car or purse. Local merchants want your business and are giving discounts to lure you in. Sanibel merchants offering specials include Billys Bikes, Courtneys On Sanibel restaurant, Banner Pool Service, The Sanibel Sprout, Suncatchers Dream, Jerrys Foods, Beachview Golf & Tennis Club, She Sells Sea Shells, Island Life Custom Cleaning, Jacaranda restaurant, The Great White Grill, The Fish House, Island Pharmacy, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Big Dog Surf Shop, Sanibel Day SpaIsland BBQ, Sanibel Island Books & Gift and a number of stores in Periwinkle Place shopping center. On Captiva: RC Otters, Keylime Bistro, Cantina Captiva and Captiva Pizza as well as Captiva Cruises. Save the coupon book from your Island Sun this week, or stop by the paper for one at 1640 Periwinkle Way, in the Lime Tree Center, phone 3951213. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS 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. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn has live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races will resume in October. 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 Barbara 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 472-4559. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment as follows: Friday, Anthony Wayne; 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. 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. Norm Zeigler ties a Crystal Schminnow at his fly shop Tying the eyes onto the Crystal Schminnow fly 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. John Nader, owner of The Great White Grill, boasts 28 beers on tap


35 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 PGA TipsPlay Ready Golfby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalThe PGA has done studies and the #1 reason why most people leave the game of golf is that it takes too much time. This is an issue to me that we, as golf professionals must address. Not only is it my job to give the people that play the game the best available experience, I am also responsible for bringing new people into the game. One of the best ways to have golf take less time is to practice what we call Ready Golf. Here are some examples and tips. 1. Everyone should be ready to play when it is their turn to hit. Example: Working at the course everyday, I see two carts with four people in them driving out to one golf ball. One person gets out and that person hits their shot. That person gets back into the cart and the two carts drive to the next ball five yards away. The process is repeated with one person hitting a shot at a time. Ready Golf Solution: When your cart partner drives to their ball, get up and begin to figure out how far away from the green your ball might be and begin deciding what two or three clubs the yardage may require and start walking towards your ball with your clubs (be sure you do not get in front of the person hitting). That way when it is your turn you are ready to hit. The more information you can gather while other people are hitting, the better (wind, uphill/downhill, yardage, etc). 2. Watch every shot hit carefully, not only yours but everyone elses too. This helps if someone in the group is looking for a ball 50 yards from where you know they hit it. You can then guide them as to where to search. Or, if it obviously went 20 yards into the water, you can tell them they shouldnt bother searching the bank for five minutes looking for it. 3. Unless you are playing in a tournament, hit when ready on the tee. I know the rules of golf say that the person with the lowest score on the last hole hits first on the next tee, but common sense in non-tournament situations tells me that if the guy with the lowest score on the last hole is digging in his bag and you are on the tee ready to go, Hit anyway. 4. Leave your cell phone in the clubhouse or at home. If you must take it, put it on vibrate for emergencies. Nothing is worse than when the guy you are playing with is trading stocks on the 5th tee when it is his turn to hit. Dont be that guy. 5. Thats not the first golf ball you have ever lost and unfortunately wont be your last. Take a second, look around, get over it and drop one by the rules and move on. I have seen the police search for wanted criminals less than some people will search for a golf ball they just found on the previous hole. 6. Count your strokes as you go and record them on the scorecard on the cart ride to the next tee. Dont you love waiting for the group on the green to clear and when the flag goes into the hole the guy looks back towards you and starts pointing to places on the course, one, two, three, four, etc. 7. Be a dictator. Bob, I think you are next to putt, then Jim. I have seen congress come to a decision quicker than some groups deciding who is next to putt or hit, and usually with less debate. Pick someone and get on with it. I hope these tips make your next round of golf quicker. Colony Resort #47, aka Colonnades, near-beach eastend 2nd floor 1 bedroom with updated kitchen & nightly rental income $149K furnished 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 in Sanibel Square 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Sundial Beach & Golf Resort #I101, remodeled ground floor walk-out club suite with over $40K annually in rental income $349.9K furnished 916 Beach Rd, easy-living 1-level spacious 3 bedroom with great room, library, music room, raised pool, hot tub, & this dock, beach just up the street $899K Oversized near-beach lot with wide lake views in Lake Murex, community beach access is west of West Wind Inn $249K Over 1/2 acre direct-access canal-front lot with patio dock in Shell Harbor on Limpet Drive $899K Large pie-shaped parcel near end of Umbrella Pool Road cul-de-sac, great spot for new home near this beach $449K Single-home parcel in The Dunes golf & tennis community, backs up to natural land $299K ~1/3 acre lot on inner circle of this natural olde-Florida-home style community with amenities & low HOA fee $249K Sandalfoot #5C1 has this gulffacing view, east-end 2-bedroom walkout earning great income in on-site rental program $699K furnished Direct beach-front & updated 2 bedroom with den at Compass Point with over $55K in rental income last year $899K furnished Buying or selling, call the team that specializes in real estate on Sanibel & Captiva Islands, The SanibelSusan Team. More than $220 million sold on Sanibel alone! Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com The SanibelSusan Team is looking for new listings. Late summer/early fall is the best time to list! These properties already sold this year: 1797 Serenity Ln, 1214 Par View Dr, Sundial #S301, Pointe Santo #C23, 210 Daniel Dr, Seashells #20, 1918 Woodring Rd, Camino del Mar lot, 542 North Yachtsman Dr, 555 Piedmont Rd, 1120 Olga Ave, Lighthouse Point #332, Mariner Pointe #1043, Seashells #37, 220 Southwinds Dr, Kings Crown #212. From page 11Sanibel School Golf Outingchildren with an outstanding education. Sponsorship opportunities are available for both the Blue Ribbon Golf Classic and The Schools Seahorse Festival, which will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club was named Master Sponsor for the Seahorse Festival. Cost of the event is $200 per player or $50 per person for dinner only. For more information about sponsorships, to reserve space or purchase helicopter ball drop tickets, contact Paige Babcock at phbabcock@gmail.com or 579-0015. Helicopter golf ball drop tickets can also be purchased for $10 each or 6 for $50, prior to the event, at Cheeburger Cheeburger, Sanibel Deli, and MacIntosh Books & Paper. The Sanibel School Fund and Sanibel School PTA are joining forces to help raise the money needed to maintain the quality of the school and its status on the top of the list of the State of Floridas Department of Education ranking of elementary-middle schools. Money raised by the School Fund and PTA provides many resources and enhancements that the shortfalls in the Lee County School System budget cannot, including educational software, classroom computers, the foreign language program, steel drums, a music keyboard lab, supplies for classrooms and much more. Parent and community support for these programs have helped The Sanibel School earn the Blue Ribbon designation, as well as an A rating, for the past 11 years. The U.S. Department of Education awards National Blue Ribbon status based on overall academic excellence or for success in closing achievement gaps.


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201236 Doc Fords Sanibel Signs On As Silver Sponsor Of 10K Race 4 FISHFriends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel announcd that Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille has become one of the Silver Sponsors for the 4th annual 10K Race 4 FISH. The race is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 13. This will be the fourth year that Doc Fords has chosen to be a sponsor in the race. We extend a huge thank you to Doc Fords, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. They have been a great supporter to FISH over the years we appreciate them choosing to become one of our Silver Sponsors. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, 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 10K in 2011, and over 120 people volunteered to support and execute a great event. The 10K is the main fundraising event for FISH this year; they hope to raise a significant amount of money. Runners can download the FISH 10K entry form at http://fishofsanibel.com/fish10k. Pictured from left is Kim McGonnell, Jean Crenshaw, Doc Fords owner Marty Harrity, Brenda Harrity, FISH president Bill Fellows, Nancy Bender, Liz Harris, Mark Marinello, Raynauld Bentley, John Pryor, Ed Ridlehoover and Chef Kris Zook THE ISLANDS FULL SERVICE CPA FIRM Business and Individual Taxes BP Claims Processed Condo Associations and Nonpro ts BookkeepingPersonal Service Sets Us Apart. Call Today 239.472.1323The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite J2, Sanibel www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff S Rbt Cnfrbt Rbt Cnfrbt Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn 1 1 Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Gnn Dn G Gnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor LIFETIME WARRANTY LIFETIME WARRANTY 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. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com From page 1Refuge Celebrates 30 YearsDays on Saturday, October 20, Conservation Art Day. The public is invited to attend the unveiling of a new Education Center Ramp Archway at 11 a.m., followed by birthday cake and a full schedule of events including childrens activities and the appearance of Federal Duck Stamp winners. During the 16 years Ive served on the society board and emeritus board, Ive seen this organization spread its wings in so many wonderful ways, says past president Jim Sprankle. Its truly amazing how far weve come and all the awards weve won for our hard work. Nationally, the society has won several prestigious awards: The National Voluntary Service Award in 1991 from the National Recreation and Parks Association, the Friends Group of the Year in 1999 from the National Wildlife Refuge Association, and the Southeast Regional Directors Award in 2009 for its help with distributing funds for refuge employees who were affected by Hurricane Katrina This year, we were honored by Lee County with a Chrysalis Award for Education, said current President John McCabe. Its another testament to a board, staff, volunteers, and membership that goes above and beyond in its caring for wildlife and environmental education. We will be celebrating our 30th from now through the end of the year, said DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch. Sign up for our Ding on the Wing email bulletins at www.dingdarlingsociety.org, and like our Facebook page to stay tuned for other special 30th anniversary events, Facebook contests, and 30 new items in the Refuge Nature Store, which will also debut a new look for the occasion. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


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This home will make sure everyday feels like a day at the beach. Offered for $659,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. DIRECTLY ON SAN CARLOS BAY!!Views from almost every room. This remodeled home offers a pool with hot tub, two guest suites on 3rd level with a morning kitchen, entertainment area, large walk in closets, stunning balcony views of the bay. Master suite on main level and an office/4th bedroom., Stone, tile, crown molding, impact glass on all windows and doors, over sized 2+ car garage.The wild life, dolphins, manatees and more can be enjoyed in this quiet & gorgeous home. This is a must see. Offered for $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540. STYLE & SOPHISTICATIONAn exquisite property cascading across 102 ft Gulf front & adding to this vision is the grassy lawn anchored with trees. Distributed over three levels, this well organized custom design clearly defines entertainment indoors & outdoors. On entering the residence the decorative foyer leads past the sweeping staircase into open, yet intimate living spaces with soaring ceilings, sculpture floor covering, and a versatile floor plan to create a feeling & experience unsurpassed in taste & refinement. Serene pool, spa, gulf breezes & idyllic lifestyle promise the most rejuvenating moments. Offered for $5,990,000. 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. CROWN COLONYFantastic Lake View in the prestigeous 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, sattelite 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. JONATHAN HARBOUR BAY FRONT BUILDING SITE 17059 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. 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38 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 etting the home of your dreams starts with the right remodeler! our dreams ghtremo Kitchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, P oo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s LI C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! Free in-home consultation239.939.5411www.ProgressiveBuilders.com Extensive planning & design Top materials & workmanship Security safeguards Weekly reports Promises kept NFL Referees Lockout Raises Questions Regarding Quality And Fairness Of New Seasonby Ed FrankWith the start of the National Football League season upon us, lets hope that the quality of the game and the safety of the players are not jeopardized through the use of less than qualified referees, many with experience only in the NCAA Division II and Division III levels. And its possible even likely that this labor dispute could continue well into the season. The leagues regular 120 referees have been locked out since early June when their contract expired. Little progress has been made to resolve numerous differences between the league and the referees union as of early this week. The quality of officiating in pre-season games has raised the ire of players and coaches alike. Penalties called on the wrong players, spotting the ball yards from where it should have been placed, inaccurate on-field rulings the gaffes were numerous. If continued into the regular season, the mistakes could conceivably change the outcome of some games. The NFL is now a $9 billion-a-year industry. According to one union official, the demands of the referees for wage and pension improvements would cost each of the leagues 30 teams only $90,000. But the NFL has another take on the lingering dispute. The league wants to increase the total number of referees to 140 by adding three officiating crews. League spokesman Greg Aiello said, This would reduce stress on the officials by allowing each official to work fewer games, would reduce travel and allow us to do more intensive training. In addition, the league says it wants to improve officiating by hiring full-time referees. The union opposes both these measures. Now, all NFL officials are part-time employees with outside jobs such as lawyers, teachers and business owners. Also in dispute is salary. Aiello said the league has offered increases up to 11 per cent. The union said the compensation would rise by only 2.8 per cent a year. Like any labor dispute, there are two sides to any issue. But the integrity of the game is at stake here. It is far different officiating small college games compared to officiating a game with all-star athletes before a deafening crowd of 80,000 fans. Professional football has become this countrys favorite sport. And it demands fairness from the coin toss to the final play. Lets hope this nasty labor dispute is resolved quickly. If not, the new season could be a mess. Miracle Ends 20th Season in Hammond Stadium The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team ended their season last Sunday on an up note, defeating the Charlotte Stone Crabs 6-3 to improve their record in the secondhalf of the season to 32-36. Overall, the Miracle was 60-75 for the complete 2012 season. The Miracle drew 121,452 fans this year, third highest in the 12-team Florida State League. Jake Mauer, brother of the Minnesota Twins All-Star Joe Mauer, completed his third year as manager of the Miracle. His three-year Miracle record is 187-226. SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last A.L. pitcher before Detroits Justin Verlander in 2011 to have at least 24 wins and 240 strikeouts in the same season? 2. The Seattle Mariners began play in the major leagues in 1977. Who was the manager when they recorded their first winning season? 3. Three players from Louisiana Tech eventually became members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Name them. 4. Who was the last Indiana Pacer before Danny Granger in 2008-09 and 2009-10 to average at least 24 points per game for two consecutive seasons? 5. Five NHL players have had four-goal games in the NHL All-Star Game. Name four of the five. 6. Which college did coach Bruce Arena lead to four consecutive NCAA Division I mens soccer championships? 7. Who was the longest-reigning middleweight boxing champion?1. Ron Guidry of the New York Yankees, in 1978. 2. Jim Lefebvre led the Mariners to an 83-79 mark in 1991. 3. Terry Bradshaw (inducted in 1989), Fred Dean (2008) and Willie Roaf (2012). 4. Billy Knight in the 1975-76 and 1976-77 seasons. 5. Wayne Gretzky (1983), Mario Lemieux (1990), Vincent Damphousse (1991), Mike Gartner (1993) and Dany Heatley (2003). 6. The University of Virginia, 1991-94. 7. Bernard Hopkins held the IBF title for 11 years (1995-2005). ANSWERS Insurance Tip Free Mitigation Inspectionby Marge MeekDue to the public outcry, Citizens has made a few changes that could help some of you who have had disappointing results from your mitigation credit reinspections. Citizens has agreed to provide one follow-up inspection free of charge for customers who disagree with the inspection findings, have made enhancements to their home within 12 months of the first Citizens inspection or can allow attic access where the inspector said he couldnt get into the attic. Further, if you have the no access to the attic, Citizens will suspend the removal of those credits for a minimum of one year. Without an attic access or an attic at all, there are still ways to prove you have credits associated with the way the roof is attached to your home. Get a copy of your plans, have one of our local inspectors help you find a way to prove your credits or find out how attic access is possible. Citizens has announced that it is launching a broad-based communications initiative aimed at better educating the public about what is needed to qualify for credits. It is a start at repairing parts of a flawed, overly complicated system that has gotten out of control. The Miami Herald published statistics recently on reinspections over the past two years. Out of 228,603 inspections, 74 percent resulted in increased premiums, which added $137 million to Citizens bottom line. As your island agent, a significant amount of my time is spent recouping credits for my customers that the Citizens took away in error. My rough estimate of the number of mitigation reinspections that go through the first time without a premium increase to my customers is about 10 percent. Before you give up on your wind insurance because of the increase in premium, both from rate increases and the reinspection, talk to your agent. See if you can make upgrades that would save you money or if the reinspection results are correct. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com.


Regular readers of this column know that Im an avid bicyclist and weekend triathlete. With all of the controversy surrounding Lance Armstrong, several friends have asked my take on it. My answer on Mr. Armstrong can also apply as a lesson for your estate plan, so I thought that Id take this column to tie the two together. For those of you unfamiliar with the controversy, Lance Armstrong is a seventime Tour de France winner and probably the most popular American cyclist in the world. He has used the platform of his celebrity to create The LiveStrong Foundation that, among other things, funds research into defeating cancer, of which Armstrong nearly died from before becoming a world class athlete. Throughout his career, he has been dogged by the press and others who are suspicious that he has used illegal, performance enhancing drugs to gain advantage. Through the last several decades, professional cycling has been rocked by many scandals of its athletes who have been caught using such drugs. Armstrong, however, has never tested positive and has vehemently denied ever taking performance enhancing drugs. In recent weeks, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), led by Travis Tygert, a controversial figure in his own right, brought yet another case against Armstrong. The allegations go back to 1998, more than 14 years ago now. Armstrong has since retired from professional cycling and had renewed his career as a professional triathlete before these allegations put an end to his comeback. Tygert claims that blood tests done 14 years ago have recently been redone under new technology that allows one to detect substances prior technology couldnt. He also claims to have lined up 10 or more of Armstrongs former cycling teammates who are willing to testify that they saw him take performance enhancing drugs. Some of the witnesses have received immunity from the USADA if they testified against Armstrong, which leads one to question their veracity. Others have already been caught cheating themselves, or have admitted to cheating. Rather than fight the charges, Armstrong has decided to forgo the challenge. In a statement he questions the jurisdiction of the USADA, Tygerts motives as well as the amount of time that has transpired since his samples have been taken. I confess that Im a big Armstrong fan and have conflicting emotions. It would seem that if he were truly innocent he would continue to fight the USADA action, which is remarkable given his prior adamant denials as to ever using performance enhancing drugs. On the other hand not that this is a defense should they now award all of those Tour de France victories to the other podium finishers, almost all of whom have been, at one time or another, admitted users as well? I tend to believe that the sport was and remains dirty with almost no one with clean hands. Yet, at almost 41 years of age upon his return to triathlon, in a few short months Armstrong placed third in Panama, won the Florida Ironman event (I participated as an amateur in that event) and won in Hawaii, breaking the course record there, all presumably while clean. He beat much younger professionals in the prime of their careers, so he is a remarkable endurance athlete without the drugs.So, whats my take? Was this a witchhunt? I believe so. Tygert has a real fixation to do Armstrong in. Why? As I get older myself, I realize that I cant begin to understand someone elses thought process and motives. Is it a shame? Certainly all around. Does it change my own feelings that Armstrong is a true champion better than his contemporaries? I still believe he is the one of the greatest of all time. Does it wipe out the good work he did using his platform for cancer? Not at all.So what does this mean for your estate plan? Apparently there are people who have either seen Armstrong take performance enhancing drugs or who have heard him talk about taking them. We all know that when more than one person knows a secret its no longer a secret. And thats a good lesson for those of you who let some of your loved ones know about items in your estate plan while keeping other loved ones in the dark. Ive seen many clients tell one of their children something about their estate plan with the intent that the information not get out to others. Invariably, it does. Sometimes the information leads to family conflict. Usually, it leads to hurt feelings. My advice therefore is that when you have information that you dont want your children or anyone else to know, keep it to yourself. No matter how well intentioned you might be, think twice before telling your secret to a trusted son or daughter unless you are also willing to have a frank conversation with the child or other loved one who you are trying to keep in the dark. Because once they find out your secret no matter how benign the emotions will play into it. And then it may mushroom into something much larger than you ever anticipated. As for Lance Armstrong, even though continued on page 47 Will PowerOnce Anyone Else Knows, Its No Longer A Secretby Craig R. 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201240 Sanibel Air Sponsors The Flats InvitationalSanibel Air Conditioning, Inc. continues its commitment of supporting members in its own community by sponsoring The Flats Invitational Charity Redfish Challenge, which took place on September 1. The 8th annual tournament, formerly known as the McFlats Invitational Redfish Challenge, raised money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida and, of course, gave fishing buffs an opportunity to compete for a $7,500 grand prize. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children undergoing medical treatment. Sanibel Airs managing partner Todd Hayes and his wife, Jennifer, have actively supported the charity for years. We are grateful to once again have the opportunity to sponsor this event and to make this contribution to a great cause, said Todd Hayes. Its great to be able to support such valuable organizations in our community, and also have the opportunity to participate in something that is really fun. Sanibel Air was started in 1988 and has maintained their promise to provide the best local service around for over 24 years. Sanibel Air is active in the community, and participates or contributes to many charitable causes throughout the year; some of their primary contributions are coaching and supporting many youth sports teams, sponsorships to the Sanibel-Captiva Lions, Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner and sponsoring the Fillet & Release Tournament that benefited the Hope Hospice, which serves the Lee, Glades and Hendry counties. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. The Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida is a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children undergoing medical treatment. They help loved ones remain together as a family in an environment of comfort, compassion, strength and support. Sanibel Air Conditioning is located at 1213 Periwinkle Way, Suite A on Sanibel. Visit their new website online at www.sanibelair.com. Todd Hayes daughter Isabella and son Tyler showed off their fishing chops in the Kids Fishing Tournament last year 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. FGCU Energy Innovation And Sustainability Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam H. Putnam and District 27 State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto learned about FGCUs innovations in sustainability and energy saving during a campus visit last week. The two met with FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw, provost and vice president for academic affairs Ronald B. Toll and professor Joseph H. Simmons, who holds the Backe Chair in Renewable Energy. FGCUs innovative solar field was among their scheduled tour stops; they also met informally with a group of student leaders. Putnam oversees the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which promotes innovation in energy development. Benacquisto (R-Fort Myers) serves on the Senates Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee; her district includes portions of Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and Palm Beach counties. Im just thrilled with the growth of the campus, Putnam said. Its really kept the emphasis on connecting with the landscape. The solar field is really cutting edge. The 10,818 solar panels on the15acre field on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway produce roughly 85 percent of the energy needed to power FGCUs Lutgert Hall, Holmes Hall and Academic Building 7. This reduces the universitys reliance on Florida Power & Light Co. by 18 percent, saving about $700,000 a year between electric bills and revenue from renewable energy credits. Its incumbent upon all of us to make sure were on the leading edge, Benacquisto said. Aeromed Covers For Medstar In Lee CountyAeromed has relocated its emergency medical helicopter from LaBelle to Fort Myers in order to provide coverage in Lee County while Medstar is out of service. Lee County Emergency Medical Services temporarily suspended its Medstar flight operations on August 21 to begin reconfiguration toward national accreditation standards. Medstar is expected to resume operations in the next six to nine months. The helicopter is not used as a primary response for 911 calls. It is a secondary response if the ambulance crew deems it necessary for patient care/transport. LCEMS responded to 80,876 total calls in 2011. Of these calls, 525 were helicopter responses, or less than one percent of the total call volume. The Medstar operation was suspended as a result of the termination of the director of flight operations and the pilots. The Medstar management/staff was not the proper mix needed to achieve the national standard for critical care transports. As the rebuild begins, all service delivery models will be researched, including a public-private partnership. During this interim, an additional ambulance has been placed into service to provide coverage to the busy U.S. 41 corridor. The staffing was made possible because the 12 Medstar paramedics have been reassigned to ambulances. Critical care interfacility transfers by Medstar ground ambulance will be temporarily covered either with the Aeromed helicopter or mutual aid support from Ambitrans Ambulance service. Data from 2011 indicates an average of one critical care interfacility transfer every three to four days. For more information, contact the Public Safety Administrative Office at 533-3911. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


41 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Sanibel-Captiva KiwanisKiwanis Kornersubmitted by Eric PfeiferThis week at Kiwanis, we heard from two organizations that we proudly support. Our own Steve Brown gave us an update from Lee Memorial Health Park. Kiwanis agreed to sponsor the kiosk which will house the Grand Parents Ambassador at the Childrens Hospital. The kiosk is now operational, and we are happy to be a part of the hospital. And speaking of being a part of it, our donation to the new Childrens Hospital has now been doubled thanks to the efforts of an anonymous donor. Our guest speakers this week were Jessica Baxter and Jenny Smith. Baxter and Smith came from BIG ARTS to tell us about their upcoming season. They will offer more than 20 events of artists including the Glenn Miller Orchestra, National Geographic Live, Southwest Florida Symphony, Koresh Dance Company and Gulfshore Ballets Nutcracker Suites. BIG ARTS also hosts a Guest Speaker Series. This year, they will have eight speakers including Jon Huntsman, D. Stephen Roach and Jane Harman. For a full list of all entertainers and speakers, visit www.bigarts.org. The Herb Strauss Theatre, also operated by BIG ARTS, will have seven shows for the upcoming season. The highlight of the season may be Monty Pythons Spamalot, but others include Beckys New Car, Dickins Women, Fully Committed and Charles Lindberghs The Lone Eagle. Kiwanis is very proud to be a sponsor of the BIG ARTS Summer Arts Program. This past summer, more than 90 youngsters participated in arts and crafts, dance, film, visual arts, theatre and clay. The kids came from not only Sanibel and Southwest Florida, but also from Europe and the U.K. If you would like to join us for breakfast on Tuesdays, please come to The Dunes at 7:30 a.m. We hope to see you there! Jessica Baxter and Jenny Smith Free Sanibel Soccer Kickoff Party SaturdaySanibel Youth Soccer invites all children aged 4 to 14 to attend a free kick-off party on Saturday, September 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the soccer fields by The Sanibel School. There will be drills, scrimmages and coaches on hand to provide instruction. Players must wear cleats and shin guards in order to participate. This event coincides with the opening of registration for the upcoming Fall Sanibel Recreation Soccer season. About 200 boys and girls play soccer on Sanibel, making it one of the most popular youth activities on the islands. The focus of Sanibel Youth Soccer is to give players of all skill levels maximum participation in the game. There are no tryouts, and every child gets to play at least one half of every game. The cost for the season is $60 per child, which includes a full uniform. Scholarships are also available. For further information on how to register for Sanibel Youth Soccer or if you or your business would like to sponsor a team, contact league president Craig Holston at cpholston@gmail.com. Sanibel Youth Soccer players fight for a loose ball during the 2012 soccer season PAWS Needs Home For Cat And Her KittensPAWS needs homes and donations to help care for a mother cat and her four remaining kittens that were found in an abandoned apartment on Sanibel after their owner was evicted. Mama cat is small and white and her four remaining babies (three males, one female) are approximately 3 to 4 months old and mostly all white with some gray. PAWS had them all combo tested, spayed, neutered, all shots, wormed, treated for fleas and totally checked out medically. They are all healthy and ready for a new loving home. Mama kitty has been through quite an ordeal. She is probably only 1 or 2 years old at most, and has had to struggle with six little ones. She now seems to be showing some improvement and we hope will continue to get stronger every day. If you can help, call PAWS volunteer Pam at 472-4823. Help us help them find their forever homes. Donations may be made payable to PAWS and can be mailed to P.O. Box 855, Sanibel, FL 33957. This mother cat and her four kittens, found in an abandoned apartment on Sanibel, need a home PAWS Pet Of The Week: DixieMeet Dixie, a beautiful 6-month-old black lab puppy. Her owner loves her, but is unable to keep her and wants a great home for her. She is approximately 35 pounds and has been spayed and has all shots. She is also crate trained. Call Yolanda at 691-4488 if you would like to meet her. Dixie


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201242 Superior InteriorsHave Some Fun With Colorsby Jeanie TinchTodays home furnishings fabrics and designs are often color coordinated to help you take the guesswork out of your next decorating project. Fabrics, wall coverings, area rugs, bed linens, accessories and yes, even lampshades, feature a wide variety of motifs and pattems... all designed to work in harmony as you work to create your rooms new look. But no matter the design, motif or pattern, the common denominator in successfully creating the look you want to achieve is color! So, how do you begin selecting color for your next project? Why not start by playing favorites, and selecting colors youre comfortable with. Even if your favorite colors might not work as a major player in your new room, you could possibly consider using that favorite color as an important accent shade. Here are some tips of helping you hone in on your perfect color selection: 1. Take a look in your closet. What colors do you see in your wardrobe that you particularly enjoy? Pastels? Dark jewel tones? Neutrals? Bright, lively shades? Doesnt it stand to reason that the very colors youre attracted to in your wardrobe might just be the perfect shades to consider in re-coloring a room? 2. Take a look around your room. Is there an accessory, piece of art, even an area rug that speaks to you? Entire room designs have been beautifully accomplished by focusing on one simple multi-colored vase. 3. Whats your personal style? Do you enjoy a more casual lifestyle? Perhaps the contemporary style is more you. Knowing your style will give you an important clue as to the color options you might want to consider. Once youve done your homework and decided on your perfect color palette, be sure to select one dominate color, a maximum of three adjacent hues and a dramatic accent color to complete your overall color scheme. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at jeanie@decden.net. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Want A Pond In Your Living Room?by Bryan HayesThen I can tell you exactly how to accomplish that. I promise it wont cost you a dime in the process, but it might cost a bundle when you achieve the desired result. Dont maintain your air conditioner and you are on a sure path to have a pond, or a swamp if you prefer, in your home or business one of these days. And believe me, you will not appreciate it when it happens. Here are a couple of recent examples: Case #1: A homeowner goes away for a long weekend to celebrate a relatives birthday. They had a wonderful time and were feeling quite satisfied with their weekend until they returned home. As they walked in, they noticed something strange their nice hardwood floors had been covered in a thin sheen of water. Upon walking further into the house, a natural dip in the subfloor revealed about an ankles deep puddle in their hallway they needed rain boots just to walk around. The cause of this phenomenon? A clogged condensate line. The damage? The hardwood floors were soaked and damaged beyond repair, they had to call an emergency service to remove the water and mold, and pay for emergency a/c maintenance. Case #2: A business owner rents a new space that hadnt been occupied in a while. They put in new laminate flooring; paint the walls, put up new fixtures, etc. Everything goes very well for them until three months into operations they walk into a pond covering 50 percent of their brand new floor, and water is pouring like small faucet from the ceiling tiles. The damage is clear they will need new ceiling insulation, new ceiling tiles and new floors. And theres that emergency a/c service again. The cause? Failure to service an air conditioner that had not been checked or used in a while. Of course, theres no sure fire way to prevent every problem, but there are ways to stack the deck in your favor. Preventative maintenance on your air conditioning will help reduce the chance that your condensate will back up and that the system will function properly for dehumidification during your absence. Have those systems checked at the very minimum of once per year, its more advisable to do this twice per year. Air conditioning service contracts are inexpensive and a great way to protect you from foreseeable problems. 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. Insurance Tip Free Mitigation Inspectionby Marge MeekDue to the public outcry, Citizens has made a few changes that could help some of you who have had disappointing results from their mitigation credit reinspections. Citizens has agreed to provide one follow-up inspection free of charge for customers who disagree with the inspection findings, have made enhancements to their home within 12 months of the first Citizens inspection or can allow attic access where the inspector said he couldnt get into the attic. Further, if you have the no access to the attic issue, Citizens will suspend the removal of those credits for a minimum of one year. Without an attic access or an attic at all, there are still ways to prove you have credits associated with the way the roof is attached to your home. Get a copy of your plans, have one of our local inspectors help you find a way to prove your credits or find out how attic access is possible. Citizens has announced that it is launching a broad-based communications initiative aimed at better educating the public about what is needed to qualify for credits. It is a start at repairing parts of a flawed, overly complicated system that has gotten out of control. The Miami Herald published statistics recently on reinspections over the past two years. Out of 228,603 inspections, 74 percent resulted in increased premiums, which added $137 million to Citizens bottom line. As your island agent, a significant amount of my time is spent recouping credits for my customers that the Citizens took away in error. My rough estimate of the number of mitigation reinspections that go through the first time without a premium increase to my customers is about 10 percent. Before you give up on your wind insurance because of the increase in premium, both from rate increases and the reinspection, talk to your agent. See if you can make upgrades that would save you money or if the reinspection results are correct. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son is in second grade and is not doing well in reading. He seems to have many problems and I dont know how to help him. Please give me a few ways to help with reading. Tanya R., Cape Coral Tanya, I can understand your confusion in trying to help your son to become a better reader. There are about five different major areas where reading difficulties may emerge and each has specific methods for intervention. Your sons teacher should be able to help you understand his specific difficulties but here are some general ideas for you. Of course, reading together on a daily basis is always a great way to help the reading process. Here is an overview of the major areas of difficulties in reading (from Reading Rockets.org): Phonological & Phonemic Awareness Phonological awareness is a broad skill that includes identifying and manipulating larger units of oral language parts such as words, syllables, onsets and rimes, and individual sounds (phonemes). Phonemic awareness refers to the ability to focus on and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. Helping Strategy Do sound-related activities, such as helping your child think of a number of words that start with the m or ch sound, or other beginning sounds. Word Decoding Decoding is the ability to apply your knowledge of lettersound relationships, including knowledge of letter patterns, to correctly pronounce written words. Understanding these relationships give children the ability to recognize familiar words quickly and to figure out words they havent seen before. Helping Strategy Encourage your child to write and spell notes, e-mails and letters using what he knows about sounds and letters. Make sure your child can identify each letter of the alphabet and knows the sound(s) each letter makes. Vocabulary Vocabulary refers to the words we must understand to communicate effectively. Vocabulary plays a fundamental role in the reading process. A reader cannot understand a text without knowing what most of the words mean. Helping Strategy Play verbal games and tell jokes and stories. Ask your child to re-tell stories to you and ask for details. Fluency Fluency is defined as the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. In order to understand what they read, children must be able to read fluently whether they are reading aloud or silently. When reading aloud, fluent readers read in phrases and add intonation appropriately. Their reading is smooth and has expression. Helping Strategy Read aloud to your child to provide an example of how fluent reading sounds. Read aloud together taking turns after one or two sentences are read. Comprehension Comprehension is the understanding and interpretation of what is read. To be able to accurately comprehend text, children need to be able to decode what they read; make connections between what they read and what they already know; and think deeply about what they have read. One big part of comprehension is having a sufficient vocabulary. Helping Strategy Help your child go back to the text to find answers to comprehension questions and ask your child probing questions about the book and connect the events to his or her own life. This is a broad overview of the major difficulties in the reading process. Once you know the area that is of most difficulty for your son, there are additional interventions that you can use to help him. ReadingRockets.org is a great site for information about the reading process. 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. Foundation Donates $10,000 To Golden Ticket CampaignSuncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation pledged $10,000 to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools toward its Golden Ticket fundraising campaign. During the 10-week campaign, which commenced August 1, business and community leaders will distribute Golden Tickets with a suggested donation of $25 each. Grand prizes include a $10,000 Trade To Travel luxury vacation package; $2,500 Mark Loren Designs gift certificate; $1,000 Miromar Outlets shopping spree; and $500 cash prize. The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. on October 11 at the Gwynne Institute in downtown Fort Myers. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.leeschoolfoundation.org and clicking Get Involved. Proceeds from the campaign will benefit programs and initiatives of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Janelle Beaber at 337-0433, email Janelle@leeschoolfoundation.org or visit www.leeschoolfoundation.org. FGCU Hosts Series Of Small Business WorkshopsThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University will host a series of workshops and seminars for small business owners in September. Mobile Marketing Wednesday, September 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crexent Business Centers, 27499 Riverview Center Blvd. in Bonita Springs. Cost is $25. Constant Contact: Marketing Made Easy! Thursday, September 13, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the FGCU Renaissance Academy, 1010 5th Avenue S. in Naples. Cost is $20. How To Start Your Business Friday, September 14, 9 a.m. to noon at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Office, 2702 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. Free. Improving Customer Service Skills: Strategies For Success! Thursday, September 20, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Clewiston Inn, 108 Royal Palm Avenue in Clewiston. Free. QuickBooks Advanced Friday, September 21 and 28, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Naples Renaissance Center, 1010 Fifth Avenue S. in Naples. Cost is $99, includes continental breakfast. Understanding Financial Statements Monday, September 24, 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Downtown Fort Myers Library, 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. Free. Cape Coral New Business Chat Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cape Coral City HallEDO Office, 1015 Cultural Parkway in Cape Coral. Free. Green Cleaning Expo Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn located in Gulf Coast Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. Free. Are You A Not-For-Profit On Sanibel Island? Five-Week Not-For-Profit Series Begins September 28 and is held every Friday through October 26, 8 to 10:30 a.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Cost is $49 for the five-week series, includes continental breakfast. 7th Annual Business & Breakfast Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. to noon at the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center, 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fort Myers. Free. To make a reservation for any SBDC workshops, visit www.sbdcseminars. org or call the main office at 745-3700. Contact the SBDC office if you are unable to attend. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.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!43 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012


Shell Point Residents Help Students Start School YearResidents of Shell Point Retirement Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors in Southwest Florida, hosted their annual summer school supply drive to assist children and grandchildren of staff for the retirement community. We are most fortunate that our residents have, once again, extended their generosity and raised $11,000 to help provide employees children and grandchildren with their necessary back to school supplies, said Karen Anderson, AVP of Human Resources. During the summer, resident volunteers distributed school supplies for staff members immediate children and grandchildren who will be attending kindergarten through fifth grade. A total of 500 bags of school supplies were handed out to Shell Point staff for their children and grandchildren to make sure that they had a great start to their school year. All of the supplies were donated, or purchased by funds donated, by the residents of Shell Point Retirement Community. Many of those residents also volunteered to hand out the bags when they were distributed to staff. Shell Point staff received school supplies for their children and grandchildren A school supply distribution was held recently at Shell Point Retirement CommunityClark Appointed To Junior League Advisory BoardThe Junior League of Fort Myers, a membership organization of women focused on community volunteerism and the development of civic and leadership skills, has appointed Jessica Clark, APR, of Shell Point Retirement Community, to the leagues Community Advisory Board. The board is tasked with providing the league with feedback regarding their community, financial and membership activities. Clark has handled the public relations and event planning services for Shell Point Retirement Community since 2007. During her time with Shell Point, Ms. Clark has overseen events that ranged in guest attendance from 25 people to 5,000 people. She has also worked closely with various media outlets both local and national to garner coverage for Shell Point on a variety of topics and events, and works closely with political staff when candidates for the U.S. President and Florida Governor choose to speak on Shell Points property. Clark is an active member with the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), and has been on the board for five years, serving as the Southwest Florida chapter president in 2012-13. She has also received the prestigious APR accreditation for her knowledge and study of the public relations profession. We are sure to benefit from Ms. Clarks presence on our Community Advisory Board, said Nicole Brenner, 2012-13 president of the Junior League of Fort Myers. Her previous experience with non-profit associations and her communications skills will be of great value to our organization as we move into a year of increased interaction and research within our community. This year sees the 30th anniversary of our Taste Of The Town food festival and begins a multi-year research effort in which the Junior League will begin researching the issues affecting Southwest Florida, with a goal of re-defining and re-launching its volunteer mission. The Community Advisory Board will be critical in providing feedback to the league. Clark joins existing advisory board members Lou Pontius (community leader and two-time JLFM past president and sustainer), Chris Robinson (food resourcing manager, Harry Chapin Food Bank), Kristen D. Perkins (The Powell Law Firm), Michael Briers, CPA (BriersCPA) and Lindsay Logue (news anchor, NBC2). For more information about Junior League, call 239-277-1197 or visit www. jlfm.org. Jessica Clark VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 201244


45 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Let Our Family ... Take Care of Your FamilyMedical Care Close to Home In South Fort Myers OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 9021 Park Ro y al Drive Fort M y ers 239.432.5858FAMILY PRACTICE/INTERNAL MEDICINE 6 1 60 Winkler Road Fort Myers 239.482.1010FAMILY PRACTICE 7780 C ambridge Manor Place Fort Myers 239.275.6778FAMILY PRACTICE 9021 Park Ro y al Drive Fort M y ers 239.267.0914PEDIATRICS 9350 Camelot Drive Fort Myers 239.481.5437 A cce p tin g new p atients. Medicare and most insurances acce p ted. Book y our a pp ointment toda y online:deaRPharmacistBiotin Deficiency Can Be Fatalby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Please write about biotin deficiency, this is what killed my husband. No one detected it and I want to alert everyone. Love your work, hope to meet you one day. JP, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Im sorry about your loss. Today, I will write about it. Together, we will be preventing more deaths. The problem is that physicians and consumers think of biotin only as a beauty vitamin to improve nail strength and hair growth. Its also known as vitamin H, or B7. The sad part is, thousands of medications are drug muggers of biotin, meaning they prevent absorption or diminish our ability to make it in the body. Here are signs that suggest biotin deficiency: Nerve pain Numbness, tingling, prickly sensations, pain or any other paresthesia. It can occur by itself, or as part of kidney disease, insulin resistance or diabetes. Skin conditions Eczema, psoriasis, seborrheoeic dermatitis, flaking, itching, flaking, scaly, dry or inflamed skin, sores in or around the mouth, burning mouth/ tongue, all of these problems suggest biotin (or another B vitamin) deficiency. Poor immunity Results in more frequent bacterial or viral infections, anywhere, even in your eye (conjunctivitis). Cognitive problems The brain needs biotin to make neurotransmitters that keep you feeling mentally alert, happy and attentive. Low biotin can cause fatigue and depression. High cholesterol Animal studies have shown that biotin (along with chromium) can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. Low biotin increases risk for fatty liver. Anorexia Youre not hungry if you have biotin deficiency. Sounds like a dream, right? But it can actually contribute to depression, lethargy and weakness. Anemia The hemoglobin cells lose their ability to tote oxygen, leaving you feeling winded, short of breath, inattentive and fatigued with little exertion. Prolonged anemia raises risk for heart failure. Cardiac Arrhythmia Biotin deficiency can absolutely cause you to suffer palpitations, skipped beats and other electrical disturbances that can cause a fatal heart attack. You must get as irritated as I do to read Internet posts from so-called experts saying that biotin deficiency is rare or that we get enough from foods. I believe biotin deficiency is extremely common and covered this nutrient in chapter 6 of Drug Muggers. continued on page 46 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 mother-in-law hated me from the first day she met me. She thought I wasnt good enough for her daughter. I guess I wasnt then, but as luck would have it, I have been extremely successful. She hated our son, but adored our daughter. After my wife mentioned it to her, then she disliked them both. Years have passed and when my mother-in-laws health started to go, I asked her to come and live in our home. She lived with us for six years and not a day passed that she didnt tell me how she still hated me. Please tell me why would a person be so hurtful to us when we have been so good to her? Erick Dear Erick, Treating others well regardless of how you are treated by them well done! I wish many would watch and learn from your example. It is a difficult road at times, I am sure that seems impossible, but it screams a lot about your character. Your mother-in-law sounds like a self-centered individual, interested only in her own feelings. I am sure she can justify everything she says, feels and does. I do not know why she acts the way she does, but one thing is for sure: she is not going to change. She is getting her needs met by being mean. If and when her presence in the home affects your familys health and happiness, making a change is OK and not throwing in the towel. In some families due to personalities, past history, etc., strong and wide boundaries are needed. You can still care, but care from a distance. Pryce Dear Erick, Congratulations on your success. Some people would never ever admit that they could do anything wrong. Their opinions are right, regardless of the facts. You were kind and generous people to give her a home. Her mental impairment in later life just compounded the problem.continued on page 46


Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Is it normal to have negative thoughts everyday? I am beginning to think I am depressed. How can I deal with these continuous thoughts?A: Almost everyone has dark or negative thoughts at some time or another. With depression, though, the thoughts can linger and perpetuate into a vicious cycle of negativity. They can also take over and distort your view of reality. Cognitive therapy can be an effective way to defuse those negative thoughts. Studies show that cognitive therapy works at least as well as antidepressants in helping people who have mild to moderate depression. You might want to talk with a professional or your family physician to determine if, in fact, you are depressed. While your negative thoughts influence your mood, we know that depression is maintained by constant negative thoughts. These automatic thoughts occur without any conscious effort. A person who is depressed may exaggerate or distort the reality of the actual situation. Two words that are often used are always and never. With cognitive therapy, a person learns to correct the negative automatic thoughts. Over time, a person learns to discover and correct deeply held but false beliefs that contribute to the depression. When you can learn to think more realistically, you will feel much better. Most problems have several components. Those components include: The problem as the person sees it The persons thoughts about the problem The persons emotions surrounding the problem The persons physical feelings at the time The persons actions before, during and after the problem occurs The person can then learn to disassemble problems into these various parts. Once a person does that, problems that seem overwhelming become manageable. From page 45Mom And MeSome people seem to be nasty individuals, regardless of the kindness of others. Nasty when they were young and even worse when they are older. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 45Botin DeficiencyBiotin is made by yeast and bacteria, the same friendly microorganisms in our intestinal flora. Keep in mind, all medications strip away our probiotics, reducing our biotin stash. Antibiotics are huge drug muggers as are estrogen-containing hormones, acid blockers, antacids, anticonvulsants, steroids, anti-virals, breast cancer drugs anti-inflammatories and certain analgesics; also people who smoke, drink alcohol, coffee or take alpha lipoic acid run out of biotin quickly. My list adds up to a bazillion people! Biotin supplements are sold over-thecounter, but of course ask your doctor if its right for you. About 1,000 to 5,000 mcg per day should help. Your body washes away excess biotin. Food sources include organ meats, nuts, cashews, dairy, liver, scrambled eggs, cauliflower, leafy greens, legumes and seafood. 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Dr. DaveBeat Goes Onby Dr. Dave HepburnI would like to introduce you to chronotherapy. Geez no, doc. Not yet another resurrection of some ancient alternative therapy that was abandoned long ago by civilizations that sacrificed virgin aardvarks and worshipped Odin. Nope. Something to do with massaging your chronos? Sort of. Chronotherapy refers to the fact that your body is run by an internal clock that actually changes your physiology during the course of a day. This daily fluctation of your bodys temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, sleepiness, urine output, etc. is called the Circadian Rhythm. Circadian from the Greek circa dia or about a day, and rhythm from the Vaticanese method of contraception that usually results in pregnancy. In fact, a tiny biological clock operates in the part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. This master pacemaker can actually be surgically removed. The clock, which runs off the light input from the eyes as well as its own internal hormones like melatonin, can be thrown off by shiftwork, frequent flying and aging. Resetting it involves holding the scan button while pressing the set button with the radio on FM. Besides the daily fluctuations that occur in the body, the alarm clock is also set for some monthly and even annual rhythms. Well recognized monthly rhythms include the female reproductive cycle and the male sock-changing cycle. An annual clock regulates hibernation, depression, some types of headaches and an overwhelming desire to March on Ottawa with a pitchfork every April 30, as any accountant can attest. If your doctor is aware of chronotherapy, then rather than blanketing your system with drugs that may be working when you dont need them to (and vice versa), he/she may be able to time medication to be synchronized with your bodys natural clock. Due to our circadian rhythm, certain conditions are worse at specific times of the day. 6 a.m. To Noon Conditions you are most likely to have problems with, on awakening, include: 1. High blood pressure. Your BP rises rapidly the first two hours after waking. Your BP medication can be timed to coincide with this rise. As this is also the time of day that your pulse is the fastest, it is no surprise that you may suffer... 2. Heart attacks. The most common time of the day to incur a heart attack is 8 a.m., which is why I always set my alarm for 8:27. This is also when angina is at its worst. 3. Nasal allergy symptoms. Those with seasonal allergies typically jolt the entire neighborhood out of bed early in the a.m. as they sneeze the frontal lobes right out their nostrils. Take the antihistamine at night. 4. Honey, Ive got a migraine headache is a legitimate excuse/complaint, if used in the morning when migraines usually occur. 5. Rheumatoid arthritis pain. RA pain is worse in the a.m., therefore target this time by taking a long acting smart bomb anti-inflammatory at night. Noon To 6 p.m. A good time to do anything active, as all systems work better in the afternoon. 6 p.m. To Midnight 1. Pain of osteoarthritis. After a day of wear and tear, the weight bearing joints of OA begin to throb. Take an antiinflammatory mid-afternoon. 2. The inflammatory activity of psoriasis is highest at night and lowest in the morning. 3. Scabies itch. These little critters have their own clocks that wake them up as you start off to sleep. If your skin rash itches at night, its scabies until proven otherwise. Midnight To 6 a.m. 1.The night belongs to asthma. Asthma medication should be targeted to be effective at this time ie., prednisone, if taken, should be taken at 3 p.m. 2. Stomach acid secretion is two to three times greater between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. than in the day. Stomach ulcer pain and heartburn is worse at night. Mind you, my nickname was/is Heartburn, so I take exception to being labeled worse at night. And the beat goes on. 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. From page 39No Longer A Secrethe may have cheated, Im still a fan. All of us have accomplished both good things and have taken actions we wish we hadnt. Im not willing to condemn the man and all the good work that he has done over allegations that may or may not turn out to be true. In the end, the good seems to outweigh the bad, and speaking solely for myself, thats all that matters. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 47 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012


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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON52 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL3883 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 SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNHOME/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 PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472 NS 8/17 CC 9/7 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 9/7 CC 11/23 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/30 NC 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 Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 10/9 BM TFN ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.comNS 8/24 CC 10/12 RS 8/31 NC 9/28ADMINISTRATIVE 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 4/6 NC TFN SUNGLASS RETAIL POSITIONWe are seeking a fun/personable/ professional sales associate and/or Asst. Manager in our Sanibel store. Please email resumes to Kenwyn@sanibelsunglasscompany.comRS 8/31 CC 9/7 NS 9/7 BM TFN For Sale1536 Bunting Ln Sanibel Beautifully kept, furnished, 3 br home in quiet, private neighborhood. Split oor plan, large screened porch with tranquil wooded view. GREAT PRICE!!! $433,500 2294 Wulfert Rd Sanibel Spacious 3650ft home in the Sanctuary with great views and amenities. SOLD BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP Robyn & Robb Moran(239) 728-1971John Gee & Company Realtors PRICE REDUCED SOLDCOMPANION 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 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 5/18 BM TFN HOUSE CAREWhile you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/13 NC TFN WORK WANTEDLPN available for home care, nursing, appointments, medications, meal preparation. Live in possible. References available upon request. Call 207-350-9410NS 9/7 CC 9/21 ANNUAL RENTALQuaint 2/1 available in duplex on canal. Schooner on east end of island. W/D $1,400/month. Pets okay. Call 239-728-1920.RS 9/7 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 ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF with Den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,700/month. Sorry, no pets. Call 239-728-1920. RS 9/7 CC TFN


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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 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 SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Hello, my name is Hope. I am a 5-year-old female yellow labrador retriever mix. Im very hopeful that my life will be much better as soon as I find a good home. I was rescued by an Animal Control Officer after being hit by a car. However, the worst thing that happened wasnt the car accident but the 17-pound tumor under my leg. I was able to get surgery to remove the tumor thanks to the Animal Care Trust Fund. Unfortunately, they had to remove my leg to get all of the tumor. Thats OK though, because I feel so much better now. Im very active and loving. Wont you consider making me a part of your family? During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my regular adoption fee of $75. Hi, my name is Jeter. I am a 3-year-old neutered male black domestic short hair. Do you like the tall dark and handsome type? Well, Im your guy! Im an affectionate lover boy who is also very smart. I even learned how to open my own cage... but we wont talk about that. During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my regular adoption fee of $50. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/ neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Jeter ID# 535449 Hope ID# 541683 photos by squaredogphoto.comShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com




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