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OCTOBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:20 7:19 7:20 7:18 7:20 7:16 7:21 7:15 7:21 7:14 7:22 7:13 7:22 7:12 VOL. 20, NO. 14 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA OCTOBER 5, 2012 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Shore Haven Home Moves To Historical Villageby Jim GeorgeAfter years of controversy and indecision, one of Sanibels early landmarks, Shore Haven, has finally found a permanent place. Last Friday, the house was loaded on a barge from its bayfront lot on Bird Lane, moved up the bay to Dixie Beach Boulevard, off-loaded and, Tuesday night, was moved up Periwinkle Way by truck to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village on Dunlop Road. There it takes its place among the original Rutland House, the Sanibel Packingcontinued on page 11 The Shore Haven home was transported by barge to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village Call To Artists For Upcoming Season Exhibits At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS invites artists to submit entries for six upcoming visual arts exhibits. The prospectuses, information about awards and prizes, and other detailed information are available at www.BIGARTS.org. The juried World of Fashion exhibit will feature images of the world of fashion and its influence on contemporary life. Entries must be delivered to BIG ARTS by Friday, October 12. Juror is modernist painter Veron Ennis. Ennis is also an arts journalist, art critic, and director of UNIT A Contemporary Art Space in downtown Fort Myers. continued on page 19 First-Ever Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibit Celebrates 20th At DingThis year, JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the entire refuge system celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) program, which started on Sanibel Island. In honor of the occasion, the Ding Darling Education Center Auditorium will host for the first time ever the entire collection of 2012 winning Junior Duck Stamp art from all 50 states and U.S. territories during Ding Darling Days week, October 14 to 20. This is a big deal, said Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. I had to order the exhibit nearly a year in advance. But I thought it would be a fitting way to pay tribute to Jaye Boswell, who started the program at The Sanibel School. Boswell, an art teacher at the then-named Sanibel Elementary School, held her first Junior Duck Stamp contest with her 3rd graders at the school, which sits adjacent to the Ding Darling Refuge. Sanibel students often visited the refuge, named for the man who started the Federal continued on page 9Bald Eagles Spotted On South Seas PropertyTwo bald eagles were spotted September 27 at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva by golf supervisor Brian Cooper. George Donaldson, director of engineering, photographed the raptors. South Seas is holding a contest, where the first guest to upload their own photos of the eagle(s) gets a complimentary dinner for two at Harbourside Bar & Grill. Two majestic bald eagles on the golf course at South Seas Island Resort Christine Clayton The 2012 Federal Junior Duck Stamp features a pintail duck by Christine Clayton from Ohio, who will make an appearance at Conservation Art Day on October 20 along with four-time Federal Duck Stamp winner Joe Hautman Morning Swim by Sherry Collier, for Buy It Off the Wall exhibit
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 20122 Hortoons American Legion Post 123 NewsThis Sunday, October 7, American Legion Post 123 will serve a BBQ ribs and chicken dinner from 1 to 8 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. On Wednesday, October 10, an American Legion general meeting will be held beginning at 6 p.m. The 11th annual Ladies Auxiliary Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 from 1 to 8 p.m. Live music will be offered both evenings. Every Monday night, Post 123 hosts a 9 Ball Pool Tournament, with action starting at 6 p.m. This weeks winner of the first match was Kevin Portoff while second place went to John Earle. The match two winner was Portoff, with John Gonzalez taking second. Attention 8 Ball Pool League players: An organizational meeting has been scheduled for Monday, October 8 at 6 p.m. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, the Legion serves a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Stop in and try one, or treat yourself to one of the half-pound burgers. Check out the daily specials and the entire menu. 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 472-9979. IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Show your colors!This bumper sticker has a green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is in conservation land 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 Horse Shop 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! Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Delicious Snacks, Treats and Drinks Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! TEMPORARY CHANGED HOURS!!! TEMPORARY CHANGED HOURS!!! The Sprout is Open 3 Days a Week: 10am-6pm Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Only.We will be under construction and all kinds of good changes will be happening.Watch for the opening of Nikkis Sprout Spout, our Organic Juice Bar! Nikkis Sprout Spout, our Organic Juice Bar! Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 239-472-4499Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.com Please join us on Facebook 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
3 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 Zombie House Party October 19Just when youd gotten used to seeing vampires everywhere in books, movies and TV shows along comes the zombie craze. Popular culture can be hard to keep up with sometimes. In case you have not been paying attention, zombies are creatures that are dead, but refuse to stay that way. Instead, they escape the grave to roam the earth with their zombie pals, dressed in grisly attire, scaring (and sometimes amusing) the rest of us. While they have long been a fixture at Halloween, in recent years the zombie theme has become a year round party theme. Zombies got their start in low-budget horror movies made in the 1970s and 1980s. The original prototype was 1968s Night Of The Living Dead directed by George Romero, which spawned a generation of copy-cat films. In 1981, director Sam Raini put his mark on the genre with Evil Dead, which has remained a cult classic movie ever since. Even Michael Jackson got in on the act with his landmark Thriller music video in 1982. Initially, filmmakers loved the fact that zombie movies were cheap to produce, since they did not require exotic locations or expensive costuming. Just some ragged clothing, heavy mascara and lots of fake blood. Movie-goers loved the fact that zombie movies were scary but not terrifying, and also a bit goofy. And thus, an industry was born. Just as retro music and fashion regularly come back into style, so too are zombies. For the past five years or so, the zombie theme has been showing up everywhere, and it has become popular across all age groups. Not surprisingly, the zombie theme has become a favorite with marketers and promoters hoping to inject fun and excitement into events. For example, this fall the City of Fort Myers will hold its sixth annual ZombieCon art and music festival to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Lee Memorial Blood Center, an event which drew 20,000 people in 2011. Even serious organizations like the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have employed the zombie theme for educational programs and website theming. FEMAs public information program for 2012 is called Zombie Awareness: Effective Practices In Promoting Disaster Preparedness. Sanibel will get its taste of the zombie phenomenon as The Community House hosts a Zombie House Party on Friday, October 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. The party will feature live music for dancing by Zombie University, a talented six-piece group that has become one of Southwest Floridas favorite top-40 cover bands. Party-goers are invited to get in the spirit with some zombie-style costuming, and face painting will be available at the party for those who need help with their scary look. Those who are not the dress-up type can come as you are, enjoy the fun and see what the zombie scene is all about. Snacks will be served tapas-style to allow partiers to mingle, move around and enjoy the entertainment. Alcoholic beverages will be available by donation. Support for the Zombie House Party will be provided by the Sanibel Sea School staff. Finally, to complete the theme, a Bloodmobile from Lee Memorial Blood Center will be at The Community House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. accepting blood donations. Your donation of blood will be much appreciated. Tickets for the Zombie House Party are $20 per person and tickets need to be purchased in advance by calling The Community House at 472-2155 or stopping by at 4173 Periwinkle Way. Stay tuned to next weeks issue for zombie dressing tips. Zombies on the march in the horror classic Night Of The Living Dead (1968) Orchid Society To MeetGetting Your Orchids Ready for Winter will be the topic of the Monday, October 15 meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society. The program will be presented by Tom Uhler, vice president of the orchid society. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way. This will be the societys first meeting of the 2012-13 season. Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the orchid society talk about orchid problems identified by the speaker during the summer. Participants are encouraged to come early to purchase orchids or to do so during intermission. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting during show and tell. Orchid society members are invited to participate in a monthly show. Ribbons are awarded for best Hybrid and best Species Orchids. Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly orchid raffle. Society membership is $20 which covers the October through May meetings. Guests are $4. Call Nannette Lehr for more information at 395-3327. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
4 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 November 11, 2012 12:30 to 5:00 PM Sanibel Community Park Name: (Print) Last First Date Birthday Gender Occupation Address City State Zip Local Phone ____________________________ Cell Phone ________________________ E-Mail _____________________________ T-Shirt Size ____________________Available Days Times Available Before the Event 9:30 AM 1:00 AM Pre-Event: Saturday, November 10th 11:30 AM 3:00 PM Event: Sunday, November 11th 1:30 PM 5:00 PM 4:00 AM 7:30 PM Areas of Interest Duty Assignment (Office Use Only) Assist with tent, table and chair set up Assist with tent, table and chair set up Pick-up items on island as needed Pick-up items on island as needed Open, bag and distribute garbage boxes Open, bag and distribute garbage boxes Maintain Garbage Levels Maintain Garbage Levels Silent Auction Area Silent Auction Area Entrance Gate Ticket Sales Entrance Gate Ticket Sales Food / Beverage Ticket Sales Food / Beverage Ticket Sales Beverage Tent Beverage Tent T-Shirt Sales T-Shirt Sales Assist on the shuttle for parking Assist on the shuttle for parking Upon arrival you will need to check in at the volunteer tent where you will receive a wristband, water and a free t-shirt. The event volunteer t-shirt is to be worn at all times during your assigned shift. Please Fa x to 472-2334 or Mail to CROW Taste, PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957 by October 19, 2012. More Restaurants Sign Up For Taste Of The Islands With only six weeks left, restaurants are gearing up for the 31st annual CROWs Taste of the Islands, presented by Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands. Spots are quickly filling up for the event which features samples of signature dishes from island restaurants in a fun-filled, open air setting. Taste of the Islands is CROWs major fundraiser and proceeds support CROW in its mission of saving wildlife through compassion, care and education. The Bubble Room, Cips Place, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Island BBQ, Matzaluna The Italian Restaurant, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, Sea Star Caf, Timbers Seafood Market, Traders, and Over Easy Caf have registered and are getting their staff excited about the Sunday afternoon event. Each year the very best restaurants from Sanibel and Captiva Islands turn out and we expect this year is going to be another record year for participation, said Brian Murty, who for the past 20 years has served as the restaurant liaison for the event. The food items will range from $1 to $5 offerings, with most restaurants preparing at least two samples. There will be live music, face painting, server competitions and celebrity judges for the best of categories. Sponsors who help make this event possible are Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, Warm Vanilla Sun, Adventures in Paradise, Galloway Family Dealerships, Sanibel Taxi, Congress Jewelers, LCEC, SunCoast Beverage, Veolia, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, John Gee & Company, Tween Waters Inn, South Seas Island Resort, Inns of Sanibel, Nave Plumbing, Coral Veterinary Clinic, and Caloosa Tent & Rental. Sponsorship opportunities are available and include tickets, parking passes, commemorative T-shirts, food and beverage tickets, plus admittance to the sponsor tent. Individuals or companies can become a VIP sponsor for an entry level of $500. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Melissa Congress or Chris Heidrick.
5 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 TR LLBEADSTHE ORIGINAL SINCE 1976 A2012 COLLECTIONS b Atntf ErfnOCTOBER 6 7Hb Ctnb Stfrrn Eb Pb f rf f bf F.I.S.HSanibel Island Bookshop1571 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel FL 33957 | 239-472-5223 Every story has a bead Upcoming Veterans Day Activities Offer Many Opportunities For Yousubmitted by Ted TysonSanibel residents, visitors, friends, families and veterans attending the dual Veterans Day ceremonies at City Hall and the display and outreach at the Baileys Shopping Center parking lot will have the opportunity to do more than just watch and listen. Take pictures of your family by a military Jeep, learn about the Veterans Support Organizations (VSO) that are in the local tri-county area, and talk with veterans about their experiences. You will have a great time and learn about how Sanibel and Captiva veterans are involved in the communities supporting FISH, SCCF, The Sanibel School and many other island and tri-county charitable groups. People from Sanibel and Captiva are always helping others, so here is a great event we can support and enjoy. On Saturday, October 13 from noon to midnight, Anthonys on the Boulevard in Cape Coral will stage a CajunFest. Sponsored by the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (www.AVTT.org), the event will feature great New Orleans-style food in support of the Missing In America Project, America and Pride & Patriotism of Lee County, and the Vietnam Veterans of America. Tickets for CajunFest are $12 at the door or $10 if pre-purchased. Call 772-5900 for more details. By the way, since one group always supports the other, we are proud to say that these fine organizations will probably be seen at the Sanibel Veterans Day events on Monday, November 12. Next week, youll read some great news for veterans, and how we all can become a part of history and make a real difference. Meanwhile, God bless you all, and God bless America. See you at the ceremony. Take pictures of your family next to this Jeep in Baileys Shopping Center parking lot Military Support Program EventThe Military Support Program at Lee Memorial Health System was created in May 2003 to serve all local troops and their families while being deployed as well as to serve all local veterans returning back home to their community. Organizers are planning an event with the Disabled American Vets #108, Jewish War Veterans Post 400, Vietnam Brotherhood Bravo Company, Vietnam Veterans of America Firebase #594, Veterans of the Glen, American Red Cross, American Legion Post #38 and First Christian Church. The event is entitled 1st Annual Military Appreciation Day Stand Down 2012 for Veterans & Their Families. The event will focus on assisting our homeless veterans and returning veterans. This event will be held on Saturday, November 3 at First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Funds are being raised to purchase gift cards and merchandise at the PX store during this event. Some of the items that will be purchased are sneakers and/ or boots, pop top canned food, bungee cords, foot powder and small flashlights. Checks may be made out to LMHS Military Support, P.O. Box 2218, Fort Myers, FL 33902. Write Stand Down in the subject line of your check. Organizers will be more than happy to send you a receipt for your donation. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. The Lee Memorial Health System is a 501(c)(3), taxpayer ID #590714812. The LMHS Military Support Program provides support to the troops year-round and relies on community involvement and donations to meet the needs. The Military Support Program has sent 43,000 pounds of care packages and has sponsored more than 1,000 local troops and their families since its inception. For questions or more information, contact Kim Gaide at 343-2045. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 20126 Boars HeadColby Jack Cheese799lb. lb.Boars HeadRoast Beef1099Hagen-DazsIce CreamAssorted VarietiesPint2/$8 follow us on 1089lb.Farm Raised, FreshSalmon Fillet Thur., 10.4.2012 Wed., 10.10.2012 lb.save200299CantaloupeEach 3/$1Limes save100 save.50lb. save1.00lb. delivered dailyfresh seafood American Legion Post 123 Sanibel2nd SundayBBQ BASH!October 14thATTN: LOCAL MUSICIANSJam Fest & Open Mike Nite7 p.m. to Close$1 Drafts $2 Wells Serving BBQ Ribs and Chicken Dinners All Day!For more info please call the Legion at 472-9979 4249 Sanibel-Captiva Road (Mile Marker 3)COME ENJOY THE FOOD & DRINKS! Field Trip Fun At Periwinkle ParkThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands had its first field trip of the school year at Periwinkle Park on Sanibel. Seventeen parents joined the teachers to help chaperone the trip. The children were introduced to the endangered brown and ring-tailed lemurs from Madagascar, a myriad of tropical parrots, and were able to feed the ducks and geese from all over the world, including black swans from Australia. The parrots were a big hit with the group. They displayed their plumage, talked and squawked. The children also had an opportunity to pet Dusty Rose, a handsome pink and gray cockatoo, and several peach cockatoos. Afterwards, the little ones had snacks at the picnic tables before returning to the preschool. Periwinkle Park is open to the public and animals can be viewed daily. Liza Agibalova pets Dusty Rose
7 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42 or buy three coupons for $10.50. Happy to be Fit for Life Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. with Sandi McDougall. Aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises. Hand weights, stretch cords, and your body weight will be used. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Tuesday Kayaking October 9 and 30, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. The center supplies the kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Members have first priority. Stop by the center to sign up and pay fee. Discover Florida Friday, October 12. Fantasy of Flight and Special World War II Symposium, Polk City. Includes roundtrip transportation, admission and tour at Fantasy of Flight, World War II symposium, Letters Home: Love, Courage, & Survival. Lunch will be at Fantasy of Flight. Fort Myers pick up at 8 a.m. Cost is $79 for members, $89 for non-members. Miami Dolphins vs. St Louis Rams, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Sunday, October 14 Includes round-trip transportation, reserved corner ticket to the 1 p.m. Dolphins vs. Rams football game, Trendy Tours exclusive pre-game party with sandwiches and beverages (including soda, water and beer). Cost is $99 for members, $109 for non-members. Fort Myers pick up at 9 a.m. Tampa Aquarium and Ybor City Wednesday, October 17 Cost is $70 for members, $89 for non-members and includes round trip transportation, Ybor City Museum tour, lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse, admission to Tampa Aquarium. Fort Myers pickup at 8:30 a.m. Leisure Lunchers Thrift & Consignment Connoisseurs Wednesday, October 24, 11:30 a.m. Loving Hut, 1918 Del Prado Boulevard South, shopping at What 2 Wear, 3512 Del Prado Boulevard. Having Fun with Facebook Thursday, October 18, 1 to 3 p.m. Find out why Facebook is the most visited website. Learn how to set up an account, set up privacy, create a profile, find friends and family, share information, understand your newsfeed and upload pictures. Whats A Spreadsheet? Wednesday and Thursday, October 31 and November 1, 1 to 3 p.m. Balance your checkbook, manage rentals or expenses or create address lists. You should be familiar with the mouse and keyboard, and have a spreadsheet program with Microsoft Works or Excel. Class size limited to six. Paid reservation guarantees your seat. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Watercolor with Bea Pappas Fridays, 12:30 to 3 p.m. If you have some painting experience and would like to work from a still life or photo, join in. Cost is $20 per session for members, $25 for non-members. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Naples Philharmonic, Florida Repertory Theatre tickets available at a discount. Call the center for information. Page Turners Wednesday, October 10, 2:30 p.m. Discussion on Crow Lake by Mary Lawson. This book concerns a family who loses their mother and father and how they survive. Ann Rodman and her volunteers select books monthly for discussion. Backgammon anyone? The center has members who would like to learn how to play backgammon. If you know how and would consider teaching a group, contact Sandi McDougall at 472-5743, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Room is available on Thursday afternoons. Bridge 12:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 12:30 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 12:30 p.m. Thursday (game time changes to 1 p.m. beginning Monday, October 29). Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Trash & Treasures Sale Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are needed. Bring your clean, gently used items to the center. No clothes, shoes, computers, printers or old TVs accepted. Call Mary Ann Gilhooley at 472-3565 for more information. Call the center at 472-5743 for details on programs or stop by to register. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates
8 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 8th th Annual Island Paws Annual Island Paws Howl-O-Ween Party Howl-O-Ween Party Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island 239-395-1464 IslandPaws.comJoin us Friday, October 26, 2012 5-7pm on the Over Easy Caf patioFor a $10 donation you and your dog(s) can mingle & sniff among your friends while consuming puptails, yappetizers, and of course enjoying the annual Island Paws Howl-O-Ween costume contest.Proceeds bene t Lee County Domestic Animal Services Costume Contest $10 Entry Fee Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Judging will take place @6:30 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 HAIR AND NAIL SALON2340 Periwinkle Way Ste D1 395-3800Manicures ........$15 Pedicures ........$35 & upwww.TribecaSalonSanibel.com The Bait Box Hosts 19th Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net RodeoThe Bait Box is throwing its 19th Annual Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo on Saturday, November 3. Children will compete by casting nets at moving and fixed targets. Refreshments, music and a raffle are also a part of the days events. Free lessons and demonstrations will be offered. Registration is free and each child will receive a prize just for competing. All proceeds to benefit START. (Solutions To Avoid Red Tide), a non-profit organization dedicated to funding and promoting efforts to prevent, control and mitigate red tide. My mom (Esperanza) would be very pleased to know we are trying to find a solution to the red tide, said Bait Box owner Ralph Woodring. Born on Cayo Costa in 1901, Esperanza Woodring spent more than 75 years on the waters around Sanibel as a commercial fisher and as a fishing and shelling guide. She was a master at the art of cast netting, thus was born the Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo. START is a grass roots organization and is a member of the Red Tide Alliance, which is composed of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota and Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg. This alliance focuses on developing programs that monitor, control and mitigate red tide. More information can be found online at www.START1.org. For more information about the Cast Net Rodeo, contact Joe Spaulding or Kitty Slocum at 472-3939 or by email at email@example.com or caloosawholesale@ embarqmail.com. Jacob Atkinson preparing his cast in 2011s Cast Net Rodeo Free Wildlife Drive Access During Ding Darling DaysTo celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week, JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will open admission to Wildlife Drive for free to all traffic on two days during Octobers Ding Darling Days, and to biking and hiking traffic only on Friday, October 19. (On Fridays, the drive is typically closed to all traffic.) On Sunday, October 14, the drive is open for free to all during Ding Days kickoff Family Fun Day. In addition, Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE), the refuges recreation concession, is offering free narrated 60-minute tram tours of the drive on a first-come basis to those who sign up that day. If youve ever dreamed of exploring Wildlife Drive without the usual people and traffic that its birds and other sights attract, mark Fridays Get Outdoors! Day on your calendar. Besides hikers and bikers, special tram tours are allowed in that day. Bikers and hikers are admitted free of charge. Tram passengers receive a 25 percent discount that day and all week long, October 15 to 20: $9.75 for adults, $6 for children for the 90-minute narrated tour. Reservations are recommended by calling 472-8900. Refuge volunteers will be leading a free guided bike tour of the drive on Friday, beginning at 10 a.m. Participants should meet at the parking lot flagpole. Admission to Wildlife Drive is free for vehicular as well as bike and foot traffic the following day, Saturday, October 20 Conservation Art Day. Arrive early to sign up for the free two-hour Photography Tram Tour that departs at 3 p.m. Wildlife Drive is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during Ding Darling Days. Friday, it is closed to all private motorized traffic. For Tarpon Bay Tram Tour schedules throughout the week, call 472-8900. For a full Ding Darling Days schedule, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com, or call 472-1100. Happy 9th Birthday Zofia! We are blessed to have your smile light up our lives each day. All our love to you! Dad, Mom, Zach and Jonah. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Zofia Costa with a dolphin friend
9 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 YOURE INVITED! Leigh Klein Owner An A liate of Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. All Ways Travel 239.472.3171 THURSDAYOCTOBER 25th2 4 PMALL WAYS TRAVEL SHOWSanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle WaySpace is limitedRSVP 239-472-3171 by October 21st Show Specials Presentations Refreshments Door PrizesAFRICAN TRAVEL AMA WATERWAYS CELEBRITY CRUISESCLASSIC VACATIONS CRYSTAL CRUISESGREAT AMERICAN STEAMBOAT COMPANYOCEANIA CRUISES REGENT SEVEN SEAS Captiva Panel To Meet October 9The Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 9 at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: A workshop on How Code Enforcement Works, and How to Use It Effectively, with Bob Stewart and Ricky Roberts from Lee County Division of Community Development. Status report on the Captiva Land Development Code approval. The panels agenda for the 2012-13 season. A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meetings will be November 13 and December 11. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. Fall Family Carnival On October 31The Sanibel Community Association (SCA) is hosting the Fall Family Carnival on Wednesday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. The festival is designed as a Halloween Trick-or-Treat spot for the entire family. This years carnival offers games with trick-or-treating at carnival booths. There will be plenty of candy, games, prizes and crafts, a dining area serving meals at familyfriendly prices and a hay ride (courtesy of Billys Bike Shop). Everyone kids, adults and volunteers are encouraged to wear costumes. Multiple costume prizes will be awarded throughout the night. The admission price for the carnival is one bag of Halloween candy per family. Supported by the Sanibel Community Associations mission, Sally Kirkland and her grown daughter, Vanessa Flynt, originated the idea as a way for the entire community to get involved. Volunteers are still needed to help out. Call Salli Kirkland at 472-4919 or The Community House at 472-2155 to find out more. Candy donations are being accepted at SCA, and sponsors are still needed for this community event. In addition to providing the hayride, Billys Bike Shop is providing volunteer staff during the carnival. For more information about this or other SCA sponsored events, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. American Red Cross CPR/AED The American Red Cross Community CPR/AED course will be held this Sunday, October 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will hold an adult, infant, child CPR/AED certification valid for two years. The cost of the course is $70 for members and $87.50 for non-members and includes all materials. Skills acquired in this course cannot be applied to a lifeguarding certification as this course certifies participants in rescue skills for lay responders, not professional rescuers. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Sunday Seminar SeriesSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is holding a Sunday Seminar Series on Arab but Christian: the History and Theology of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The seminars are at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 7 and 14. It was recently reported that a fragment of papyrus was discovered, which appears to date back to the 4th century and bears words that seem to indicate that Jesus Christ had a wife. The writing on this fragment is in Coptic, the language of one of the oldest parts of the Christian Church. The recent turmoil in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East has also raised awareness of the Coptic Orthodox Church. While many equate being Arab with being Muslim, the reality is that there are several branches of the Christian church that are primarily Arabic in their makeup. The Coptic Church is one such body. The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner will provide a summary of this ancient institution. The course is free and open to the public. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Call 472-0497 for more information. Visit the church website at www.sanibelucc.org. From page 1Junior Duck Stamp Art ExhibitDuck Stamp Program and designed the first duck stamp in 1934. Boswell thought it was a good way to teach her third-graders about history and natural science as well as art. I thought I can tie this together and teach about the plants, the trees, the grasses that you find in the wetlands, said Boswell. The next year, the contest went school-wide, and by 1992, it was federally sanctioned. The JDS art exhibit will hang in the Education Center the entire week, but the refuge will pay special tribute to Boswell during a Duck Stamp Artist program at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, which is called Conservation Art Day. Two JDS artists Jefferson Jones from Lehigh Acres, who won the Florida contest three years running, and Christine Clayton from Ohio, who won this years contest at the federal level will be on hand to meet and greet guests young and old. Joe Hautman, the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp artist and four-time winner, will also share his techniques and stories. Following the program, participants have a choice of two nature art workshops (one of them taught by Boswell), a nature photography tram tour, or the showing of Americas Darling, a documentary film about the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist and influential conservationist Jay Norwood Ding Darling. For more information on other birding tours and eco-events during the 23rd Annual Ding Darling Days, visit www. dingdarlingdays.com. To learn more about the Junior Duck Stamp program, visit www.fws.gov/juniorduck. PAWSHolly, an eight-pound, female hound puppy, was recently found in the Holiday Inn parking lot on Sanibel. If you have any information about the puppys owner, contact PAWS at 472-4823. PAWS is in need of foster homes and donations. Donations made payable to PAWS can be sent to P.O. Box 855, Sanibel, FL 33957. Holly
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FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201210 Citizens Invited To Help In Water Quality Fightby Anne MitchellLetters have gone out to more than 20 citizens asking them to be team captains in the citys fight to protect its water quality. Next years state legislature will be under pressure from fertilizer makers to have lawmakers pre-empt laws on the books of municipalities and counties that limit fertilizer use near bodies of water. Fertilizer adds to the nutrient level, which can cause algae blooms and other problems, Sanibel Vice Mayor Mick Denham is already prepping for the fight one that he has waged several times before, as this issue has not gone away. The team leaders will take on an advocacy role. Each is being asked to contact another 10 people to join in. They will lobby state legislators at the appropriate time, Denham said. He maintains that citizens have greater clout with lawmakers than do municipal officials. The group will meet for a workshop with Denham and Natural Resources Department director Jim Evans in MacKenzie Hall on Monday, October 29 at either of two sessions, planned for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Anyone else who wishes to add input is welcome to join them, Denham said. In addition, Denham is seeking at least $100,000 to fund a county-wide citizen education program to make sure property owners are aware that they are the ones who can decide whether to put fertilizer on their yards and why they should opt not to do it. City Seeks Fix For Neglected Propertiesby Anne MitchellA small number of Sanibel properties homes as well as commercial buildings have fallen into disrepair and the owners have failed to maintain them. As a result of complaints from neighbors and others, the city is considering passing an ordinance to force the owners to clean up these nuisances when efforts by officials have failed. City Manager Judie Zimomra told the city council on Tuesday that the economic downturn has left a few isolated cases where people havent done maintenance on their properties. We have even had realtors call who were having difficulty selling a property because of its proximity to a neglected home. Staff wants council direction whether to proceed and whether this is the direction council wants us to go, Zimomra added. The proposed ordinance would define neglected and provide for enforcement and remedy and an appeal process, said Planning Department director Jim Jordan. He showed slides of a number of such properties with broken windows, missing roof shingles, garbage piled up and turned up walkways. Resident Mike Cuscaden said he was shocked when he had to go to the rear of a shopping center. I couldnt believe what a dump it was, he said, adding that it was a fire hazard. Zimomra said she would refer Cuscadens complaint to the fire department for inspection under the fire code. Some council members were cautious about an ordinance, but in the end they agreed to look further into the idea. Councilman Marty Harrity said his first reaction was government intrusion... you dont like the length of my grass. And Mayor Kevin Ruane said people in foreclosure dont have the financial means to maintain the property. Jordan called the proposal a last chance effort to get nuisance properties into compliance, after attempts to contact owners or the banks have failed. City To Consider Allowing More Sidewalk Salesby Anne MitchellSanibel retailers may soon be able to almost double the number of days they can hold sidewalk sales if a proposed ordinance is approved. Planning Department director Jim Jordan said currently 37 days are recognized as holiday sales windows. In an effort to help businesses, the city has had a pilot program where city staff has the power to expand that.Planner James Frickey said the plan calls for adding 30 more days, for a total of 67. The ordinance would not apply to stores selling food. However, it would include restaurants with retail merchandise.The ordinance would require stores to give the city advance notice and would limit the size of the sidewalk display and associated signs. The permit fee would remain at $50 for the year. We have been trying to help our business community, said Mayor Kevin Ruane. Vice Mayor Mick Denham said he doesnt want to see more signs. We have too many signs on this island already. However, he said he would go along with the ordinance if his colleagues wanted to. Staff will draft an ordinance for discussion at a later meeting. Two Planning Commission Seats Up For GrabsThe terms of two Sanibel Planning Commissioners, Mike Valiquette, chairman, and Chris Heidrick, will expire in January. Both are seeking reappointment. On Tuesday, council authorized staff to advertise the appointments in case other citizens wish to apply. The appointments are made by the city council. Because there is no council meeting on January 1, the appointments will be made at the December council meeting.
11 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Tahitian Gardens Breakfast & Lunch 7am 2:30pm Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.472-5323 outdoor outdoor seating seating Call for take out or stay 472-4300 FISH Workshops FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel is offering the following free workshops for the month of October: Mom and Toddlers Group Monday, October 8 and 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. FISH of Sanibel offers a special group for island mothers and their children. The Island Moms Group meets at the FISH Walk-In Center every second and fourth Monday monthly and is a group for moms and their children ages birth through five. The group has been facilitated by the FISH social worker over the past year and a half and has included both an educational and networking component for the moms, and a time of fun and learning for their children. A guest speaker presents educational information for mothers during the first half of the group, followed by networking for moms during the second half. Some of the topics presented by guest speakers have included nutrition for toddlers and preschoolers, car seat and water safety, communication and discipline, and educational development/literacy education for young children. Mothers may attend with their children or alone if they wish and are encouraged to attend the group bi-monthly if possible. All island moms and their kids are invited, including those visiting the islands. Fall Prevention Workshop for Seniors Monday, October 15 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. The Fall Prevention Workshop for Seniors will be facilitated by Mark Tesoro, injury prevention educator for Lee Memorial Health System and at the Center 4 Life. Tesoro will help you assess your home for fall risks. He will also demonstrate ways to help yourself or a loved one minimize physical injuries in the event of a fall. Medicare, Medicaid and Health Insurance Questions Friday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. FISH will be sponsoring a SHINE Workshop at the FISH Walk-In Center. SHINE is a free program offered by the Department of Elder Affairs in partnership with the local area agency on aging. Jo Marshall, a trained SHINE volunteer with over 10 years of experience assisting with Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance questions, will lead the workshop. She will provide education, plus group and individual question and answer sessions. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential. To sign up or to request more information on these workshops call Christine or Jessi at 472-4775. The FISH Walk-In Center is at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B, Sanibel (next to Pfeiffer Realty Group) and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From page 1Shore Haven HomeCompany, the Burnap Cottage, the Old Post Office, Miss Charlottas Tea Room, the Old Bailey General Store, Morning Glories Cottage and the Old School House. Shore Haven is an early 20th century Sears & Roebuck kit home. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom house was donated by Brenda and Terry Cassaday. This is the eighth historic building to be moved from its original island site to the historical village. Each building is restored to its original state. Shore Haven arrived on Sanibel by barge in 1924 as a Sears Roebuck kit house purchased by the Mayer family. Biblical Studies Focus On Acts 2Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, will host a weekly Bible study on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. This fall, the Bible study class will examine the last half of the book of Acts, exploring how the church spread from Jerusalem to Rome. No previous experience is necessary. Come, bring a Bible and be prepared to be amazed at all that this text has for us today. Also, the Sunday Seminar Series will feature Arab But Christian: The History and Theology of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The seminar will take place on Sundays at 9 a.m. in Heron Hall For more information, call Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ at 472-0497. Theological Study: Religion In The White HouseThe Constitution of the United States of America prohibits any religious test for those running for president. The chief magistrate can be of any or no religious persuasion. Yet, through the centuries, most of the nations presidents have claimed a religious affiliation and many have been active in their faith communities. On three consecutive Wednesdays in October, the Rev. John H. Danner, PhD, a Boston University trained church historian, will explore the various ways in which religion has been interwoven in the lives of the U.S. presidents from Washington through Obama. Each presidents religious inclinations will be explored in brief, while several including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy and Jimmy Carter will be examined in more detail. The course will be held on Wednesdays October 17 through 31 at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. There will be two identical sessions each week, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The course is free and open to the public. For more information call 472-0497 or visit the church website at www.sanibelucc.org.
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 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 email@example.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 Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Sidewalk Sales Oct. 6-8 Angelo E. Ang Di Venere, 81, of Sanibel died on September 24, 2012 at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers after a courageous battle with Alzheimers. Mr. Di Venere was born on November 3, 1930 in Bari, Italy to Michael and Grace Di Venere. He has been married to Sally Di Venere for the past 39 years. Ang graduated from Lewis University in Chicago, Illinois where he played both football and baseball. Upon graduation, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and Green Bay Packers and in 1982 was inducted into the Lewis University Sports Hall of Fame. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Marines. Upon retirement in 2000 as a well respected automobile broker, Ang and his wife Sally moved to Sanibel, where he was actively involved with the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club and the Salvation Army. He is survived by his wife; one son, Oswald Di Venere (Christine) of San Diego, California, and two daughters, Lisbeth Cesarini (Joseph) of Oak Park, Illinois, and Christina Morgan (Thomas) of Rochester Hills, Michigan as well as four grandsons; Luciano and Enzo Di Venere and Nicholas and William Morgan; one brother Peter Di Venere (Josephine) of Cape Coral. At Angelos request, there will be a private family service. Memorial contributions may be directed to either the Wounded Warrior Project or The Salvation Army. OBITUARY ANGELO E. 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ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201214 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellWelcome back Gabriel (Gabe) Perez, Rotary District 6960 Youth Exchange Student (RYES), sponsored by our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club. Perez last visited our club back in June. He had gone through his orientation for a school year of study in Spain and was anxious to get started on what he knew would be an incredible experience. Perez was first assigned to go to Belgium for his senior year in high school, but so many students requested France or Belgium that arrangements had to be made for students to study in other countries. Perez accepted a placement in Spain. Perez studied advanced French in high school and had no language skills in Spanish but he was undaunted by this obstacle. Last Friday, he presented the club with a fantastic slide show of his travels through Spain and told of his experiences with his host family (mi familia); mama, papa, son Paco, cousin Ricardo and grandma. The family fit was perfect. The host family has two teenage boys and one was in the states for study so Perez just stepped in like a son and was treated as a family member from the very start. The father of the family works for Iberia Airlines and, when not on assignment for Iberia, had time to travel through Spain with Perez. Some of that travel was by motorcycle. The family lives 30 minutes outside of Spain and so, about once a week, they attended the opera, concerts, and other cultural events. Perez even got a chance to go clubbing. The family exposed Perez to the culture and heritage of their country. He was impressed by Toledo, the old capital city, and Salamanca, known for its beautiful buildings and urban environment. He also visited, Alicante, a historic Mediterranean port, and Cordoba, a Roman style city with grand architecture and a fortified city. Then there was Granada, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, at the confluence of three rivers; the Beiro, the Darro and the Genil. One of his favorite places to visit was the Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace in Granada. The Alhambra is the most renowned building of the Andalusia Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions. Seville is a river port and the home of the Alcazar. Alcazar was originally a Moorish fort. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, and it was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Perez even got a chance to visit Libson, the capital of Portugal. His travel experiences have given him with a better understanding of the world around him. Going to high school in Spain was somewhat different. There seemed to be a lot of interruptions in the school week; teacher strikes took place regularly, he said. He did learn basic Spanish and got the opportunity to take classes in literature, history, philosophy, math, chemistry and economics. Perez knew that when he returned to the states he would have to make up some of his high school courses to get his credits toward high school graduation. Culturally, Perez found that the Spanish way of life revolved around family. He also found out that the Spanish love their food. They cook with fresh ingredients, shop for daily meals, and spend time with their families. He came back to the states a genuine foodie. His time spent in Spain has changed him and he thanked the club for the opportunity of a lifetime. He will soon finish his high school requirements and is planning on attending FGCU with focus on a medical career in the future. Rotary has sponsored over 40,000 students from 110 countries to study abroad since 1947 as Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars. Rotarys Group Study Exchange has helped more than 50,000 young professionals investigate their career fields in other countries. And each year some 8,000 secondary school students experience life in another country through Rotarys Youth Exchange program. 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. Gabe Perez $ 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. 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15 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots CROW Case Of The Week: Kemps Ridleyby Patricia MolloyA n injured Kemps ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) recently arrived at CROW from Captiva. What makes these sea turtles exceptional is their synchronized nesting habits, one of the most unique in the natural world. According to NOAA Fisheries, large groups of Kemps ridleys gather off a particular nesting beach near Rancho Nuevo, Mexico, in the state of Tamaulipas. Then wave upon wave of females come ashore and nest in what is known as an arribada, which means arrival in Spanish. The patient was admitted to the clinic with deep abrasions to its skull and carapace (top shell) caused by a boat strike. Its very quiet and depressed, said Dr. Aundria West Right now, we are just flushing its wounds and applying topical antibacterial/antifungal to the wounds. We are force feeding it everyday, which always makes her struggle. Medically inserting a tube for force feeding is out of the question for a Kemps ridley because the wound would stay wet, creating additional medical issues such as bacterial infections, especially in salt water. While force feeding can be slightly stressful to a patient, it has helped this turtle regain three percent of its body weight in the first week, which is an excellent sign. Several times per week, the 80-pound turtle is taken outside to the pool for day camp. On its first excursion, it moved one flipper, which was slow but appropriate movement, but it couldnt quite connect the coordination of the back flippers. Then, I touched the flipper... it suddenly moved properly, explained Jeanna Harms. After 20 minutes, it simply floated from exhaustion and was taken back into the clinics ICU. Day camp is important for a sea dwelling turtle, because it allows it to return to a zero gravity environment and not have its entire body weight sitting on its shell. You can technically dry dock them for awhile, as long as you inform the federal government, noted Dr. Aundria. Downstairs, the patient is not submerged in water, it just has enough water to keep its skin hydrated. This Kemps ridley will require many weeks of rehabilitation since it is a reptile. They tend to heal very slowly. If you would like to help the clinic staff in their efforts to care for this rare and beautiful sea turtle, go to CROWs website and make a donation for patient #2633. Id just like to say congratulations to Dr. Heather Barron and her husband. They welcomed a healthy girl to their family on September 10. Welcome to the world, Addison! 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. This Kemps ridley, patient #2633, was severely injured by a boat propeller. It spends most of its time dry docked in the reptile room, with short excursions outside to the pool
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201216 Fall Options Both On The Beaches And In The Bayby Capt. Matt MitchellFall fishing is all about being ready for what presents itself. This is best shown around the passes and out along the beaches. One minute you can be catching Spanish mackerel and ladyfish one after another, then the next minute, you are scrambling to switch rods and present a bait to feeding tarpon or sharks as they crash the party. This kind of wide open action is often as easy as spotting birds working bait schools and fishing your way up the food chain. As we move into October, our weather will start to cool off a little more and these bait schools will be even more widespread throughout the bay and off the beaches. This kick-off of the annual fall bait migration is some of the best action of the year. If you just like to bend a rod and catch multiple species of fish, it does not get any better than this. Out along the beaches, look for terns working right down on the water and expect to find Spanish mackerel and bonita under the birds. At any time out here, you could run into an all-out blitz with sharks and tarpon in the mix, too. Towards the end of the month, we should also have kingfish in close to the beaches. In the sound, our redfish bite is right on track for another excellent October. The size of our average redfish keeps getting bigger and bigger and the numbers of fish are strong once located. To catch these redfish on the open flats on the lower stages of the tide, I have been finding mullet schools in three feet or shallower water. Then, I like to float a live bait or pitch a chunks of cut bait right into the mullet schools. These mullet schools have had hungry redfish close by, feeding on what the mullet are stirring up from the bottom. Watch for finning bull sharks working these same mullet schools, too. Half a fresh cut mullet on heavy spinning tackle pitched out in front of one of these sharks is a sure thing for a tough shallow water battle. Dont be surprised if you lose a redfish or two to these same bull sharks as they will appear unexpectedly just about any place you are catching fish this month. Mangrove fishing for redfish around the top of the tide with floats and a live pinfish has been good action, with fish up to 35 inches caught this week. Mangrove redfish were all close to home in the southern end of the sound. Pick your shoreline depending on the wind direction and wait until you have a two-foot tide or better for the best results. This week also offered some of the best snook action of the last year. After being on very few snook for what has seemed like months, I returned to a favorite area at the south end of Matlacha Pass that had not been very productive for me in years. Since I was right in the area anyway and it was a perfect set-up with the wind and tide, I figured I might as well give it a shot. I was proven right really quickly with a 25-inch snook hitting the first pitched bait within seconds of it landing. Then, almost every bait thrown into the deep mangrove point was crushed for about 20 minutes. As the bite kept going, I was upsizing my baits. Even the biggest pinfish I had in the live well thrown to the right spot resulted in an explosive snook strike. At one point, while we had a good snook hooked up, my other client was reeling in his bait to get out of the way and a big snook blew up on it and hit it right next to the boat. Most of these snook were on the upper side of the 30-inch mark. Although we only landed a half dozen, we had several doubles going and several freight trains that just could not be turned before they made it back to the trees. One double included a 31-inch redfish. For about 30 minutes, this bite just went off. Returning the following day, I found the tide was not quite so high and the spot still produced a few more snook. The next time I have the right set-up of wind and tide, I wont hesitate to give this old honey hole another shot. Fall offers so many options for anglers. Keeping your eyes open and being ready for whatever our local waters offer up is half the battle.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. 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17 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012Eastern Indigo Snake On Captivaby Chris Lechowicz, SCCF Wildlife Habitat Management DirectorSCCF is pleased to announce that its Pine Island Sound Eastern Indigo Snake Project has documented the first eastern indigo snake ( Drymarchon couperi) from Captiva Island since 1988. This rare Florida reptile was thought to be extirpated from Captiva Island. This snake was found at South Seas Island Resort by a contractor from RS Walsh Landscaping and a South Seas grounds employee on September 20. The snake was safely released back on Captiva. South Seas Island Resort was made aware of the project a couple months earlier and informed SCCF biologists immediately after spotting the snake. Staff had been informed of the rarity of this snake and spread the word to other employees and contractors at the resort. We would like to thank South Seas Island Resort and RS Walsh Landscaping for their response and cooperation. The Pine Island Sound Eastern Indigo Snake Project is currently trying to inventory indigo snakes on the barrier islands of Pine Island Sound to develop a population estimate and to find out any ways to protect the last remaining populations of indigo snakes on barrier islands throughout their range. Every captured snake is measured, marked and given a pit tag to be able to identify the snake in the future and then released at the site of capture. The eastern indigo snake is still considered extirpated on Sanibel. The last known verifiable record from Sanibel was hit by a bicycle on the Indigo Trail on the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in February 1999. This snake died at CROW shortly after. There have been countless unconfirmed reports of this snake on the island since then, but none have resulted in an actual correctly identified specimen. Indigo snakes do resemble southern black racers ( Coluber constrictor priapus) but get quite a bit larger. The typical adult indigo snake is between 5 and 7 feet long and very thick in diameter. They can reach up to 8 feet and above in length, but that is rare. Black racers, the most common snake found on Sanibel and Captiva Island, are typically between 2 and 3.5 feet in length, but can exceed 4 feet. They are relatively thin as compared to indigo snakes. Racers have white undersides, especially under the chin and neck. Indigo snakes have red underneath their chin and neck with small traces of white. Indigo snakes are very docile, non-venomous animals that rarely bite people. Their diet is mostly snakes, including venomous snakes, but they will eat rodents, frogs, fish and other small prey. Indigo snakes have large home ranges. It is not uncommon for them to cross water channels to hunt for prey on other islands. Because of their large home ranges, road fatalities are the main reason they are so in decline currently. They are most active during their winter breeding season, November through March, when road traffic is at its peak. Indigo snakes prefer large unbisected (by roads) tracts of land with uplands. The eastern indigo snake has been protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act since 1978, and it has been protected in Florida since 1971. It is illegal to harass, kill or collect (including touching it or getting in its way) by the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Basically, it has the same protection as sea turtles and the Florida panther. SCCF has partnered with the Orianne Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the eastern indigo snake, to conduct research on the last remaining populations on barrier islands. SCCF is permitted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to conduct research on eastern indigo snakes. If you see one of these snakes, call Chris, Joel or Amanda at the SCCF Wildlife Habitat Management Building at 472-3984. Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 www.muckyduck.com Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Eastern Indigo snake Indigo snake release at South Seas Island Resort property on September 24
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201218 Wonders Of Wildlife Presentations Resume In OctoberThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) offers daily presentations from Tuesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. in their Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel. The week begins on Tuesday, October 2 with a presentation about CROWs Freshwater & Sea Turtle patients and on Wednesday, several interesting Rescues & Releases will be discussed. On Thursday, you will meet a member of the medical staff who will give you an insight of the inner-workings of CROWs hospital, which sees more than 4,000 patients each year. Fridays presentation is about Why Wild Animals Come To CROW, and Saturday the talk will focus on Owls of Southwest Florida. For more program details and information, call CROW at 472-3644 ext. 228 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Sea turtle rehabbing at CROWConservation 20/20 Opens Wild Turkey Strand PreserveA new Conservation 20/20 preserve between Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres has opened. Wild Turkey Strand Preserve, a 3,000-plus-acre site, sits along State Road 82 west of the Hendry County line, providing wildlife habitat as well as offering Lee Countys nature enthusiasts, photographers and picnickers a historic Florida oasis. The preserve sits atop portions of the former Buckingham Army Airfield, the states largest airfield training base during World War II (1942 through 1945). In October, the preserve will feature historic interpretative panels of the fields use during WWII where gunnery training took place. Other amenities include a picnic area and a 1.8-mile nature trail, where wildlife lovers may be able catch glimpses of deer, birds and panthers. Two wetland observation decks also exist onsite. Primitive portions of the nature trail are seasonally wet, so visitors should wear appropriate shoes. The site is Lee Countys first large-scale application of Flexi-Pave, a pavement made up of shredded tires and stone. Flexi-Paves porous surface allows rainfall to percolate through it, forming good bacteria that filter clean water into the groundwater table. This is significant because one of Wild Turkey Strand Preserves purposes is groundwater recharge. The county welcomes builders interested in sustainable products to visit the preserve. Wild Turkey Strand Preserves acquisition process happened from 2001 to 2008 and cost $18 million. Conservation 20/20 management funds were supplemented by grants from the Florida Communities Trust, the South Florida Water Management District, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. The public facilities and other amenities were purchased and built using $1 million from the Florida Communities Trust grant. Lee County voters in 1996 approved Conservation 20/20, a program designed to acquire properties of environmental significance, restore those lands to their natural state and condition, manage them in an environmentally acceptable manner and provide public recreational opportunities that are compatible with protecting the natural resources. The program has protected nearly 25,000 acres for future generations to enjoy. Wild Turkey Strand Preserve comprises 3,137 acres and is open sunrise to sunset daily at 11901 Rod & Gun Club Road in Fort Myers. Learn more about the program and its preserves by visiting www.conservation2020.org and www.facebook.com/LeeCountyFlConservation2020. Conservation 20/20 sites are part of the array of offerings from Lee County Parks & Recreation. Visit www.leeparks.org to learn more. Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late Closed Sundays until Fall With Live Entertainment Thank you to all our loyal friends and great customers who have followed us from Bellini's to Riviera, Dolce Vita and now to Traditions on the Beach. Casual Beachfront Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sani bel. Call (239) 472-4559 Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Winner of Best Fine Dining
19 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 From page 1Call To ArtistsThe exhibit runs October 15 through December 1. Sanibel Captiva Art League invites artists to submit work to be considered for the Reflections & Shadows juried visual arts exhibit. BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery will display works in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, collage, sculpture and original prints with reflections and shadows. Judge is Dana Roes Kern, professor of art at Edison State College. Date to deliver entries for judging is Tuesday, December 4; exhibit runs December 6 through January 12. The Buy It Off The Wall visual arts exhibit will feature art in many different types of media; the call to artists specifies the work submitted be 12 by 12 or smaller. Artwork will be sold directly off the walls in Founders Gallery. Entries must be delivered to BIG ARTS by Tuesday, December 4 for judging. Exhibit runs December 6 through January 12. BIG ARTS invites artists to submit fine art that incorporates paper, to be considered for the Crossing The Line With Paper juried visual arts exhibit. Entries must be delivered for judging by Tuesday, January 15. This exhibit runs January 17 through February 28 in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery. Juror is Ron Bishop, director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College. The Its Raining Cats And Dogs juried visual arts exhibit seeks artworks in many types of media featuring feline and canine-themed art (theme is open to interpretation). Entries must be delivered by Tuesday, January 15. Exhibit runs January 17 through February 28 in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery. The juried Fine Crafts exhibition seeks entries of original, fine art objects with a high level of craftsmanship. Juror is Anica Sturdivant, interim gallery director at Florida Gulf Coast University. Entries must be entered for submission by Tuesday, April 2. Exhibit runs in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery April 4 through 30. Founders Gallery Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. For additional information about these exhibits, BIG ARTS events and membership, or to sign up for workshops, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Great Blue Heron by Tania Begg, for Crossing the Line with Paper exhibit Blue Poodle by Joyce Curvin, for Its Raining Cats and Dogs exhibit National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Cream in Gulf Coast America 2011 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Best of the Islands BEST ICE CREAM 2012 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence 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 Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar A Sanibel Tradition for 32 Years! Original Italian Ice Cream I M E B E O T S Try Our New Try Our New Seasonal Seasonal Frappe! Frappe! Pumpkin Pumpkin Pleasure Pleasure Celebrate Autumn Celebrate Autumn with our with our Pumpkin Gingersnap Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Ice Cream othiesFrozen el at o So rb et s
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201220 Plant SmartRed Passion Vineby Gerri ReavesRed passion vines (Passiflora racemosa) stunning flowers make a dramatic statement on a fence or trellis. Also known as red passionflower, this native of Brazil can grow as long as 30 feet, attaching itself with the climbing tendrils common to the passionflower family. This plant will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The flowers of about five inches across appear on a raceme, a long leafless stem. They have 10 sepals and petals, or tepals, with five purple and white coronas above them. White or red corona filaments give the flower center a slightly frilly look. The large evergreen leaves are rough in texture and usually three-lobed, although they sometimes lack the lobes. The small green oblong fruits are edible. Unlike native passion vines, such as corkystem (Passiflora suberosa) and purple passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), this species might require maintenance, for it is more finicky about conditions and more susceptible to pests. This vine needs full sun to partial shade, well-drained soil and high humidity. In addition, the native passion vines are the larval food of native butterflies, so they are an all-around better choice for the landscape. One caution: If ingested, parts of red passion vine can be poisonous. Sources: floridata.com, plantbook.org, coolexotics.com and fda.gov. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. This native of Brazil aggressively covers a fence photos by Gerri Reaves Red passion vines large flower 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 Dive Key Largo2 Days of diving one night stay October 13 th and 14 thPackage includes 3 reef dives, one deep wreck dive, Tanks and Hotel Call (239) 481-4733 $ 179 Double Occupancy pp + taxScubavice Dive Center 12600 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
21 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 While fishing at Captivas Blind Pass late on a recent Sunday afternoon, Fred Robinson from Ocala caught and released a small snook. I was thrilled with my catch because I had not caught a snook in almost 50 years when I was growing up in the Canal Zone in Panama, said Robinson. Fish Caught Fred Robinson with a snook he caught and then releasedBird Patrol Tour At Lakes ParkMorning Meander, a nature walk with a bird patrol guide, will be offered on Saturday, October 6 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Participants should meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus Killdeer in flight Drive and turn right. Drive to end of road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the train station. Please arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. This free tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Parking at Lakes Park is $1 per hour or $5 for all day. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576, or visit www.birdpatrol. org. Students Read A Million Words At Sanibel SchoolCongratulations to Sarah Jarlowe, Taylor Fox and Katelyn Ryan, The Sanibel Schools first Million Word winners. Jarlowe, Fox and Ryan are all fifth grade students who have read one million words so far this year in the Read A Million Words competition. The competition will run through May 16, 2013. Why is it important to read a million words? Data shows that students who read at least a million words per year will be in the 70th percentile or above on standardized testing. Students who read more than a million words move up to the 80th percentile, and just over 2,000,000 words ranks a child in the 90th percentile. Parents can help their children increase their academic progress by making sure that their children spend at least 15 minutes a day reading at home for kindergarten and first grade, and a minimum of 30 minutes a day for grades 2 through 8. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos!
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201222 Birds Eye ViewBeggar The Dolphins Lessonby Mark Bird WestallHow many of you heard about the death of Beggar the dolphin from up around Sarasota a few weeks ago? He did not live an easy life. Although he lived to an estimated age of 25 to 35 years, many male dolphins make it into their 40s and sometimes 50s. Also, a necropsy examination showed he was underweight, had several scars from past run-ins with boats and suffered from many internal organ problems, all, most likely, because people loved giving him food. This dolphin and his interaction with people had been studied extensively. In the most recent study conducted in 2011, researchers recorded 189 instances of illegal feeding (under the Marine Mammal Protection Act; penalties for feeding dolphins can be fines up to $100,000 and one year in jail) in 100 hours of observation. They also documented 121 attempts to touch Beggar, which resulted in nine bites on humans. Randy Wells, manager of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, a partnership between Mote Marine Laboratory and the Chicago Zoological Society, said, He got away with what he was doing for 22 years before it caught up with him. Wells doesnt blame the dolphin for his welfare status and his early demise; he blames people. If people had left him alone, it might have been a very different outcome, he said. Beggars sad story is just another example of humans listening to what their instinct is telling them to do instead of following logical, intellectually reasoned behavior. We may have heard that it is not good to feed the wildlife and, in some cases, is against the law... but it makes us feel so good! And the way instinct works, every time a child sees someone feeding a wild animal, their innate desire to domesticate animals is reinforced and that behavior is likely to be duplicated. Think about how many times you see in the media (movies, wildlife programs, pictures, etc.) that feeding wildlife is a positive experience. Sanibel, with its abundance of wildlife, has seen many problems concerning the feeding issue. Two friends of mine were killed by alligators that Im positive had been fed. We have had birds on the island get their bills cut off (a pelican, great blue heron and a great egret) by fishermen who got sick and tired of the birds stealing fish from their bait bucket. Everyone gets mad at these fishermen, and they should... they are jerks. But what we dont think about is that those birds would have never let the jerks get close enough to grab hold of them if all the animal lovers hadnt said, Oh look at the cute bird, honey! Lets give him a piece of our sandwich and we can take his picture. Or, I feed him every day. I love living on Sanibel and I love the birds! I would never do anything to harm them. Many years ago, when the scientific community was in the process of developing a protocol for reintroducing captive bred California condors back into the wild, experiments were conducted to determine the best way to raise condors in captivity and maximizing their chances of survival in the wild. A woman, who was living on Sanibel at the time and was famous in the zoo world for successfully hand-raising exotic animals, was given two black vulture chicks to raise to the fledging stage. As she had always done with zoo animals before, she gave these two ugly (only a mother could love them) chicks all the motherly love she could muster. And, of course, she successfully raised the chicks to fledging and soon they were ready to be released. The problem was, when they were released they started walking up to people at the beach and demanding that the beachgoers feed them. Anyone that has watched vultures alongside the road at a kill site jostling for access to the food knows that they can be pretty aggressive. The two permanently altered vulture chicks could never be released into the wild because they had been trained that humans were their main source in food procurement. It was an interesting experiment, but these two birds could never live their lives as they should have and had to be imprisoned in a zoo. I believe that we, as a species, have an instinctive desire to feed all animals. It makes us feel good and, therefore, we ignore or rationalize the potential negative consequences of our actions. If we really care about the wildlife we share Sanibel with, and are truly interested in their best interest, we are going to have to override our instinct and teach our locals and visitors alike that wildlife should not be fed. So, when you see somebody feeding the wildlife, say something. You can be polite, but let them know that that behavior is not accepted on Sanibel and educate them especially the children as to the reasons why. And tell them about Beggar. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information. Shell Museum Adds Online Resource For Southwest Florida Mollusks, With Emphasis On Sanibel And Captivasubmitted by Jos H. Leal, PhDThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums online shelling information guide depicts species from the museum collection, with all samples collected at different times on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva as well as neighboring areas. This mollusk guide, found at www.shellmuseum.org/shells.cfm, is expanded and updated on a regular basis. Make sure you bookmark and check the site frequently to follow its progress. Most of the shells are depicted as they were found, without heavy surface cleaning. For the bivalves, in most cases the inside of the right valve and the outside of the left valve are illustrated. Viewers should remember that many species of mollusks are highly variable in shape and color. Maximum shell size in millimeters or centimeters is provided. For selected species, supplementary images of details or related to natural history (habitats, juvenile shells, protoconchs, egg capsules, live specimens, etc.) are also linked to the larger shell images. Dr. Jos H. Leal is in charge of digital photography and website maintenance. Dr. M.G. Harasewych and Scott Whittaker facilitate the use of scanning electron microscopes at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Dr. ngel Valds, formerly of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, captured most of the images of live nudibranchs and shelled opisthobranchs. Dr. Valds worked at the museum in November 2005 under the auspices of the 2005 R. Tucker Abbott Visiting Curatorship. 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ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201224 The Shell Point Singers will present a free fall concert with special guest, North Star Percussion, on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:15 p.m. in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. We have so many talented residents here at Shell Point, said Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. The Shell Point singers are a volunteer community chorus that offers entertaining and inspiring performances throughout the year, and for this particular concert, they welcome North Star Percussion. This combination will be full of rhythm and energy as together we present the music of Porter, Gershwin, Cohan and more. Inspiration and entertainment will light up the stage as the 50-plus voices of The Shell Point Singers present their fall concert with North Star Percussion. As these professional musicians use their sticks and mallets to inspire and entertain listeners, guests can enjoy and appreciate their artistry. For more information about this event and future concerts, visit www.shellpoint. org/villagechurch/events or call 4542147. North Star Percussion The Shell Point Singers VOTED BEST CHEF 2009, 2010 & 2012BEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYCs Upper East Side, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER Check Out Our New Family Friendly Fall Menu! Check Out Our New Family Friendly Fall Menu! MENU AVAILABLE ONLINE AT ILTESORO.NET MENU AVAILABLE ONLINE AT ILTESORO.NET Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black We are taking Kiwanis coupons from any restaurant through October 12, 2012 The Shell Point Singers Free Concert With North Star Percussion 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 10/31/12 $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 FROZEN FROZEN YOGURT YOGURT 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
25 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: Live Wire W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT. Water Crew Getting Ready For 10KThe John R. Wood team is back for its third year of working the water stations on the course for the FISH 10k run on October 13. They signed up to assist the runners with hydration during the race! Realtors Jay Richter, Tommy Wiley, Mike Newes, George Veillette and Teresa Baker making a delivery of bottled water to the race stations for last years event Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201226 Faces Of Anne Frank: Project Tolerance Exhibit At BIG ARTS Faces of Anne Frank: Project Tolerance, an exhibit with paintings by Myra Roberts, will be on display in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery October 15 through December 1. An artists reception will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 2. The exhibit will feature the original series of powerful paintings of Anne Frank by Sanibel artist Myra Roberts. The paintings originally debuted to critical acclaim at the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida in Naples. Anne Frank is widely known for the diary she kept of her life during the two years she and her family spent hiding from the Nazis an attic in Amsterdam. Myra Roberts traveled to Holland in the summer of 2010 to see the Anne Frank Museum. That experience inspired her to spend the next eighteen months carefully converting Franks journal entries into the original oil paintings included in this exhibit. Each painting depicts the innocence and joy that Frank ultimately lost, and brings her to life in a new and original fashion. Annes wish to go on living even after her death is more important than ever, Roberts said. Her words continue to educate humanity about the consequences of intolerance, racism and discrimination. This visual arts exhibit is the focus for Roberts artistic and social commentary on the intolerant views that still plague the world today. Roberts 30 paintings in this series were published in a full-color catalog called, Project Tolerance: The Faces of Anne Frank. Of the work, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote, Your artwork is very moving and I am grateful to you for undertaking this effort to promote tolerance by sharing the story of Anne Frank. BIG ARTS will host an ARTSalon about Project Tolerance 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 2, with Ella Nayor and Myra Roberts. Nayor, author of Faces of Tolerance: Everyone Counts, worked with Roberts to create this multimedia presentation, which includes a film by Rusty Farst. ARTSalon is an opportunity to talk with professionals in artistic fields to better understand their creative process. Tickets are $5. Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit supported by Founders Gallery Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. Want to read more? Please visit us at www.BIGARTS.org for more event and performance information, including links to performers sites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, or call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at (239) 395-0900. Good At Heart by Myra Roberts 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 Heres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com 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 1998Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
27 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 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! Sanibel Public Library Board Approves BudgetThe Sanibel Public Library approved its 2012-13 budget on September 20. The librarys Board of Commissioners approved the budget for fiscal year 2012-13 at .375 mills, which has been the rate since 2008. Revenue remains down due to lower property values, and the library receives most of its funding from local property taxes. The board members did not want to raise the millage rate so as not to increase the burden on taxpayers, according to library board treasurer Dan Moeder. Library users on Sanibel will see a few changes following the adoption of the 2012-13 Sanibel Public Library District budget. Hours and services will remain steady. Changes users will see include increased fees for overdue books and a smaller selection of music CDs and research databases. Our budget is tight. We always look for greater efficiencies and ways to save taxpayer dollars, said Margaret Mohundro, library director. This year, unfortunately, we need to increase fees to raise revenue; and, we are decreasing funding for some items, including music CDs and some technology upgrades. The good news is that the book budget remains steady and library users will continue to have a variety of reading choices and quick turnaround on popular books on waiting lists. Additionally, the library is focusing on Florida authors and other programming in celebration of VIVA FLORIDA 500 in 2013, celebrating 500 years of Florida history, so there will be many interesting programs, according to Mohundro. Overall, however, the picture is not all negative. Many public libraries are facing very severe cuts in hours and collections, said Mohundro. On Sanibel, we are fortunate to have a supportive public and we have been awarded grant funds by the Library Foundation to help fund the Author Series, ebooks and Childrens Summer Reading Program. New Library Overdue FeesBeing late returning library books will now cost a little bit more. The Sanibel Public Library has announced it is increasing overdue fees. This is the first overdue fee increase in more than 10 years. The library budget is very tight. These new fees raise some revenue, according to Margaret Mohundro, library director. More important than overdue fees, though, is that we want to make sure books and other materials are returned so others may use them, too. To avoid overdue fees, the library staff suggest updating your record online or calling the library to renew your checked out books and other items. The fee increases were approved by the Sanibel Public Library Board of Commissioners on September 20. Current Books.50 per day Music CDs.20 per day Books.20 per day Magazines.20 per day Audiobooks.50 per day Videos and DVDs.50 per day Equipment$2 per day Interlibrary Loan$2 per day Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Top Ten Books On The Island1. Randy Wayne Whites Gulf Coast Cookbook by Randy Wayne White 2. Lady Almina and The Real Downtown Abbey by Countess Fiona Cararvon 3. Three Sunrises by Kristin Hartman 4. Wisdom From Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 5. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon 6. Gone by Randy Wayne White 7. Living Sanibel by Charles Sobczak 8. Sanibel Captiva Handbook by The Reynolds Family 9. Thirteenth Tale by Diana Setterfield 10. Retro Images From The Florida Gulf Coast by Myra Roberts.Courtesy of Sanibel Island Books & Gifts.
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201228 Tween Waters Becomes 10K Race 4 FISH SponsorFriends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel announced that Tween Waters Inn will take a Silver Sponsorship for the 4th annual 10K Race 4 FISH. The race is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 13. Established in 1931, Tween Waters Inn was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 15, 2011. This will be the second year they have chosen to become one of the sponsors of the race. We are happy to see that Tween Waters Inn decided to become a sponsor of the FISH 10K again, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. We are extremely happy and grateful to once again be the recipient of their ongoing and generous support. 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. Runners can download the 10K Race 4 FISH entry form at http://fishofsanibel. com/fish-10k or http://ftmyerstrackclub.com/. 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 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 Pictured from left is the VP of the Tween Waters Inn Doug Babcock, general manager Jeff Shuff, CEO Tony Lapi and FISH president Bill Fellows, along with John Pryor and Ed Ridlehoover, co-chairmen of the 10K Race 4 FISH committeeGrandparents Day PicnicThe children of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ hosted a Grandparents Day picnic recently in the churchs Fellowship Hall. The children made special place settings and decorations for each table and helped prepare a chicken dinner. During the luncheon, the children spoke of the importance of grandparents in their lives and highlighted some of the reasons their grandparents are honored members of their families. Following the picnic, table decorations were taken to members of the congregation who reside at the Larson Pavilion at Shell Point. Flowers from the event went to the Larson Pavilion, Kings Crown and the Arbor. The picnic was coordinated by the congregations children and youth committee, chaired by Dr. Dana Crater. McKenna Sprecher shares a few words about grandparents To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
29 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 The Gulf Coast Model Railroad at Shell Point Retirement Community is now open for tours. Last year, thousands of visitors toured the train room, and this year many new upgrades have been added. Visitors from all over the Southwest Florida area are welcome to stop by and see this 40 x 40 model train display in the shape of the state of Florida. Some of its features include hundreds of recognizable geographic landmarks such as Tallahassees old Capitol Building, Pensacola freight yards, the Gainesville Gator Bowl, Epcot and Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center with an orbiting Space Shuttle, Miamis famous hotels, the Everglades and even Shell Point Retirement Community. The Train Room, as it is called by the Shell Point residents, is located on The Island at Shell Point and offers a unique look at the historic and modern sites throughout the state. Some of the recent renovations include rebuilding the city of St. Petersburg with lighted Pullman cars, streets, sidewalks and a White Castle restaurant with customers. Additionally, there is a building on fire with rescue vehicles and emergency responders, a movie theater with a marquee light showing Ben Hur, the 1959 Academy Award winner, as well as a new Tropicana Plant in Bradenton. Visitors can stop by to see the Gulf Coast Model Railroad for free on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Special group tours, larger than 10 people, can be scheduled by calling 454-2152. The Train Room is located on The Island at Shell Point, at 15000 Shell Point Blvd. in South Fort Myers. The Gulf Coast Model Railroad Train Room at Shell Point Art Exhibit At Community FoundationThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host a special reception on Friday, October 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. exclusively for the juried artists whose work will be on display at the foundations new art exhibit. According to Cello Bennett, curator of the ongoing display, there will be 86 new pieces on display in addition to the current works from local artists Jacke McCurdy, Gale Bennett and Ellen Sheppard. The various works, which will be on loan and for sale, range from photography and carved wood to textiles, fused glass and various sculptures, as well as traditional acrylic, watercolor and medium paintings. The exhibition is on display at the Southwest Florida Community Foundations offices, located at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers. The exhibit was open to all artists from the foundations five-county service area including Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry as space allowed. A share of the proceeds of artwork sales will fund the Fund for the Arts in Southwest Florida, which supports nonprofit art organizations in the area. The ongoing open house will open to the public on Friday, November 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. and continue to be held on the first Friday of every month until next August. 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 m 7 D k Voted BEST Family Dining Now Serving Fresh Popular Shell Point Model Train Room Attraction Open To Visitors Bobcat Tales At SCCFMany female bobcats on Sanibel and Captiva now have kits that they are trying to feed and teach to hunt. Come to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and learn more about these shy felines that live so peacefully among us. The program begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10 at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Cost is $5 per adult; SCCF members and children are free. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to the Sanibel River and climb the tower. Call 472-2329 for more information. A baby bobcat in the Anders yard on North Captiva
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What you see can help with an upcoming decision. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Caution continues to be your watchword this week, as a former colleague tries to reconnect old links. There are still some dark places that need to be illuminated. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Making a good first impression is important. Revealing your often hidden sense of humor can help you get through some of the more awkward situations. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking that Cancer Crab image too seriously? Lighten up. Instead of complaining about your problems, start resolving them. A friend would be happy to help. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A widening distance between you and that special person needs to be handled with honesty and sensitivity. Dont let jealousy create an even greater gap between you two. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Congratulations. Your handling of a delicate family matter rates kudos. But no resting on your laurels just yet. You still have to resolve that on-the-job problem. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might surprise everyone by being unusually impulsive this week. But even levelheaded Libras need to do the unexpected now and then. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A period of turmoil gives way to a calmer, more settled environment. Use this quieter time to patch up neglected personal and/or professional relationships. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A new relationship could create resentment among family and friends who feel left out of your life. Show them you care by making more time for them. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Concentrate on completing all your unfinished tasks before deadline. Youll then be able to use this freed-up time to research new career opportunities. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Youre right to try to help colleagues resolve their heated differences. But keep your objectivity and avoid showing any favoritism twixt the two sides. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your personal life continues to show positive changes. Enjoy this happy turn of events, by all means. But be careful not to neglect your workplace obligations. BORN THIS WEEK : People of all ages look to you for advice and encouragement. You would make an excellent counselor. On Oct. 13, 1775, the Continental Congress authorizes construction and administration of the first American naval force. Esek Hopkins was appointed the first commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy. His first fleet consisted of seven ships: two 24-gun frigates, two 14-gun brigs and three schooners. On Oct. 12, 1786, a lovesick Thomas Jefferson composes the first of many romantic letters to a married woman named Maria Cosway. In 1789, his letters grew less frequent. She continued to write to him and vented her frustration at his growing aloofness. After her husband died, Cosway moved to a village in Italy to open a convent school for girls. On Oct. 11, 1793, the death toll from a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia hits 100. By the time it ended, 5,000 people were dead. A vaccine prevents yellow fever in much of the world, though 20,000 people still die every year from the disease. On Oct. 14, 1944, German Gen. Erwin Rommel, nicknamed the Desert Fox, is given the option of facing a public trial for treason, as a co-conspirator in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, or taking cyanide. He chose the latter. The German government gave Rommel a state funeral. His death was attributed to war wounds. On Oct. 8, 1956, New York Yankees right-hander Don Larsen pitches the first nohitter in the history of the World Series. Even better, it was a perfect game -that is, there were no runs, no hits and no errors, and no batter reached first base. On Oct. 10, 1985, the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro reaches a dramatic climax when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom. On Oct. 7, four heavily armed terrorists had hijacked the Achille Lauro and 320 crewmembers and 80 passengers. On Oct. 9, 1992, a 28-pound bowlingball-sized meteorite lands on an orange 1980 Chevy Malibu in Peekskill, N.Y. Scientists have determined that it came from the inner edge of the main asteroid belt in space, between Jupiter and Mars. It was Canadian American educator Laurence J. Peter who made the following sage observation: You can always tell a real friend: When youve made a fool of yourself, he doesnt feel youve done a permanent job. In Murfreesboro, Tenn., it is illegal to keep indoor furniture outdoors. Mike Edwards, one of the founding members of the British band Electric Light Orchestra, met with an untimely death decades after he left the group. In 2010, as Edwards was driving in the rural southwest of England, a farmer lost control of a 1,300pound bale of hay. This wheel-shaped bale rolled down a hill and over a hedge, and just happened to smash into the van that Edwards was driving. The humble honeybee is the official insect of 17 states. Those who study such things say that there is a 1 million to 1 chance that, within the next century, an asteroid will crash into the Earth and destroy most life on the planet. In 2008 a company called Defense Devices, based in Jackson, Tenn., introduced a new item: a stun gun disguised as a tube of lipstick. The same company offers a ring that will shoot pepper spray. You might be surprised to learn that the giant bullfrogs of South Africa have sometimes been known to attack lions. Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it has the longest name: Its officially known as the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation. The tuatara is a lizard that can be found in New Zealand. Its claim to fame? It has a third eye, on the top of its head. The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. -Alfred Hitchcock THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY30 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEwww.iltesoro.netOpen 7 days a week 751 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.4022
31 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012PGA TipsShort Pitch Shotsby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalI think the least understood in golf is the short pitch shot around the green. This is where you are too close for a full shot and too far away to chip. Here is a tip for crisply hit this crucial shot-saving stroke: 1. Place the ball in the middle of the stance. Not too far back, not too far forward, right in the middle. 2. Weight distributed equally. Feel very balanced and comfortable. 3. Use your sand wedge. This club gives you the best height and spin to stop the ball quickly when it hits the green. 4. Swing the club back to 3 oclock on a clock face and swing through to 9 oclock on a clock face. This reduced length swing takes distance off of the shot. 5. When the club gets to 3 on a clock face, the shaft should be parallel to the ground and parallel to the target line with the toe of the club pointing straight up. The same thing needs to happen on the follow through to 9 on the clock face. This gives the straight direction to the shot and ensures it will go high and softly hit the ground. Please stop by the Golf Shop to schedule a lesson on this important weapon in your arsenal. Champagne Sips Tennis Tournament Beachview Tennis Club will host the 1st annual Beachview Champagne Sips Tennis Tournament on October 27 and 28. The tournament features mixed doubles for all levels and is sponsored by Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery. A party will be hosted at Beachview Bistro on Saturday, October 27 beginning at 6 p.m., featuring a raffle, with all the proceeds benefitting FISH. All entrants will receive free gifts from Lily & Co. and a hand towel from Beachview Tennis Club. Along with the gifts, complimentary lunches, snacks, beverages and champagne will be provided courtside. Entry fee is $40 per person, plus one canned good for FISH. Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 24 at 5 p.m. For more information call the Beachview Tennis Club at 472-9099. Mama kitty still needs a home PAWS PETS Beachview Golf Course | October 20, 2012 btn frtPlease join the Lazy Flamingo in raising money for Calebs Crusade Against Childhood Cancer.When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Tee off at 8:30am Where: Beachview Golf Course, Sanibel What: Four Man Scramble Lunch Provided Prizes 50/50 Raf e $10,000 Giveaway for Hole-In-OneCalebs Crusadeagainst childhood cancertb 1st Annual t Sanibel Island, FLTo learn more about this event, contact:Matt Kuzyk 239.851.9182For mor information about Calebs Crusade:www.CalebsCrusade.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 PAWS continues to need donations to help pay expenses for the mother cat and her six kittens that were found several weeks ago on Sanibel. We had all seven kittens combo tested, spayed, neutered, all shots, wormed, treated for fleas and totally checked out medically. All of the kittens have found wonderful forever homes. Mama kitty, however, still needs a home. She is very sweet and loving and probably only 1 to 2 years old at most. She is very neat and takes good care of herself. She would make a wonderful kitty for someone that prefers one thats quite young, but not still in the kitten stage. If you can help, call PAWS volunteer Pam at 472-4823. Help us find mama kitty a forever home, too. Donations made payable to PAWS can be mailed to P.O. Box 855, Sanibel, FL 33957.
32 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 CHILDRENS EDUCATION CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS CENTER OF THE ISLANDS350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel Island Celebrating 38 Years Celebrating 38 Years of Dedication to Education of Dedication to Education FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 2 5 YEARS OLD FLORIDA VOLUNTARY FLORIDA VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR(239) 472-4538Se habla Espaol Cycling Safety Notes DONT WEAR EARPHONES Our Shared Use Paths have a lot of users, especially during season. If youre on the Paths, every other user is a potential source of danger. So you need to know whats going on around you. So put away the earbuds and listen! And for cyclists, Florida law prohibits the use of headsets, headphones or other listening devices. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Golfers, Sponsors Sought For Charity Scrambleby Jeff LysiakWhen the 1st annual Charity Golf Scramble to benefit Calebs Crusade tees off on Saturday, October 20 at Beachview Golf Course on Sanibel, Rob Whan will be wearing a little bit of a grin. And that grin will be there because even more people will be joining the campaign to battle childhood cancer, borne in the wake of the courageous fight his own son waged against the disease. This is a local event that helps local families that may be struggling with their fight against childhood cancer, said Whan, whose son, Caleb, was just four years old when he passed away from leukemia. Not only do we help families on a financial level, but a personal level as well. Thats more important than anything. Calebs Crusade In August 2007, three-year-old Caleb Robert Whan began to complain about pain in his arms and legs. Subsequent blood tests revealed that the youngster was afflicted with Hypodiploid ALL, an extremely rare form of leukemia. Caleb was immediately placed on a protocol that included a bone marrow transplant, total body radiation, and numerous chemotherapy treatments. He received his transplant at Duke University in November of that same year. During his recovery four months later, however, he relapsed. His parents, Rob and Monique, placed Caleb into Hospice care. On March 28, 2008, only 11 days after his fourth birthday, Caleb passed away at home. Calebs Crusade Against Childhood Cancer is solely based on helping children with cancer, and research. The foundation provides funding for families that are sent out of town for treatment, just as Calebs family went to North Carolina for stem cell transplants. Most, if not all, families cannot afford to maintain their home as well as an apartment or hotel room while they are out of town for treatments. The Whans, for example, had their home foreclosed on following the tragic loss of their son. The money well be raising at the golf tournament will go into the foundations general fund, said Whan. With that money, well be able to sponsor local families on an as-needed basis. That includes subsidizing the costs associated with travel, housing and medical expenses. Charity Golf Scramble Matt Kuzyk has supported the efforts of Calebs Crusade, along with his wife Megan, for the past two years. As the manager of the Lazy Flamingo Restaurant, he contacted Whan with the idea of staging a fundraising event for the charity on Sanibel. I thought the idea of having a charity golf scramble at Beachview would be perfect for raising money and awareness, said Kuzyk. This is a great community which has always been so open and helpful to supporting worthy causes. I cant thank them enough for their generosity and their support. The four-man scramble will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 20 at Beachview Golf Course. There will be a luncheon for all participants, and golfers will have a chance to win $10,000 if they sink a hole-in-one on the courses 16th hole. In addition, prizes will be awarded and a 50/50 raffle drawing will be held after lunch. According to Whan and Kuzyk, special giveaways will include golf bag coolers, restaurant gift certificates, vacation getaways and overnight hotel stays as well as golf foursomes at courses around Lee County. In the past, the Lazy Flamingo has helped with fundraisers for various charity groups, so Im thrilled that they wanted to do something that would benefit Calebs Crusade, added Whan. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, including: $1,000 Name on all printed material, hole sponsorship sign and two teams in the tournament $500 Hole sponsorship sign and team in the tournament $250 Hole sponsorship sign $300 Four-person team in the tournament Beachview told us that they can handle up to 120 participants, but we are hoping to sign up about 80 golfers for this first-year event, said Kuzyk. For more information, to become a sponsor or to sign up for the charity golf scramble, call Matt Kuzyk at 851-9182. To learn more about Calebs Crusade Against Childhood Cancer, visit www. CalebsCrusade.com. Matt Kuzyk, manager of the Lazy Flamingo 4 in Fort Myers
33 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 F Is For Family At CECIIt was another wonderful week of learning at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands. Last week was Family Week, and the school invited parents to come and share their professions, read a story, have lunch or just spend time on the playground. Jay, Jayden and Nick Wolfe helped the 3s class make smores Drs. Carrie and Mike Dunn (with their daughters Katie and Molly) spoke to the Pre-K class about being a doctor Ken, Kim and Kyler Kouril enjoyed a lovely lunch togetherEmail your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! An Island Resident Specializing in Island Properties An Island Resident Specializing in Island Properties 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 RE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! Build your Island Dream Home on Tarpon Bay Rd. Build your Island Dream Home on Tarpon Bay Rd. Old Florida style with all the bells & whistles. Old Florida style with all the bells & whistles. New home package includes lot preparation. New home package includes lot preparation. Mid island residential location w/room for pool. Mid island residential location w/room for pool. Steps to shops, restaurants & Baileys market. Steps to shops, restaurants & Baileys market. $599,000 $599,000 WWW.MID-ISLANDSANIBELHOME.COM WWW.MID-ISLANDSANIBELHOME.COMThe Ibis Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gorgeous renovation! 4BR/3BA on West Gulf Dr. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. Gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, 42 cabinets. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. New baths, granite/quartz counters, Birch wood oors. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. 10 ceilings, impact glass, new elevator, replace. Lg, pool on approx. 1 acre parcel across from the beach. Lg, pool on approx. 1 acre parcel across from the beach. $2,595,000 $2,595,000 WWW.DINGMANDRIVE.COM WWW.DINGMANDRIVE.COM4203 Dingman Dr. 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... $599,000 $599,000476 Las Tiendas Build your Sanibel Dream Home. Build your Sanibel Dream Home. Convenient mid-island Residential location. Convenient mid-island Residential location. Natural parcel with 1-1/2 acres of privacy. Natural parcel with 1-1/2 acres of privacy. Tarpon Bay Parcel includes Lots 1-6, Lots 17-20. Tarpon Bay Parcel includes Lots 1-6, Lots 17-20. Steps to shopping, restaurants, Baileys market. Steps to shopping, restaurants, Baileys market. $250,000 $250,000 WWW.TARPONBAYROADONSANIBEL.COM WWW.TARPONBAYROADONSANIBEL.COM Tarpon Bay Road Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. $579,000 $579,000 WWW.9319KINCAIDCOURT.COM WWW.9319KINCAIDCOURT.COM 9319 Kincaid Court 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Beautifully landscaped. Weekly rentals. Beautifully landscaped. Weekly rentals. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Boat dockage available to owners. Boat dockage available to owners. $249,000 $249,000 WWW.SANIBELTENNISPLACECONDO.COM WWW.SANIBELTENNISPLACECONDO.COMTennis Place C-35 Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Lg great room w/vaulted ceiling...opens to lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Beautifully furnished. Large enclosed pool/lanai. Great location... only a short walk to the beach Great location... only a short walk to the beach . $629,000 $629,000 WWW.EASTROCKSDRIVEONSANIBEL.COM WWW.EASTROCKSDRIVEONSANIBEL.COM 673 East RocksWWW.SANIBELISLANDWATERFRONTREALESTATE.COM SHORT SALE Chuck Bergstrom Chuck Bergstrom ISLAND RESIDENT, REALTOR ISLAND RESIDENT, REALTOR WWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COM WWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COM
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201234 Six Ryder Cup Players Are Already Committed To Greg Normans 2012 Franklin Templeton Shootoutby Ed FrankIf you are an American, it was a history-making meltdown. If you are a European, it was a comeback for the ages. Regardless of your nationality, last Sundays Ryder Cup ending at the Medinah Country Club in Chicago was as exciting and nerve-wracking as any golf tournament you will ever witness. And you will have the opportunity to watch at least six of those Ryder Cup competitors here in December at Greg Normans Franklin Templeton Shootout at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples. Norman announced last week that 18 of the 24 slots already have been committed and they include Keegan Bradley, Steve Stricker, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Dufner and Dustin Johnson from the U.S. Ryder Cup team and Ian Poulter from the victorious European squad. With six more golfers yet to be named, dont be surprised if one or two more Ryder Cup players are selected for the 24-man field that will compete here December 5 to 9. This will be the 24th edition of the Shark Shootout and the 12th consecutive year played here. Another early entry sure to provide interest is Vijay Singh, winner of 34 PGA Tour titles, who will be competing in the shootout for the first time. Still highly competitive on the PGA Tour, Singh turns 50 next February and thus will be able to also play on the Champions Tour. In addition to the seven named above, the other 11 who have committed are Rickie Fowler, Jerry Kelly, Sean OHair, Stewart Cink, Fredik Jacobson, Justin Leonard, Kenny Perry, Scott Verplank, Brendan Steele, Mike Weir and, of course, Norman. Verplank served as one of the assistant captains on the U.S Ryder Cup team. Bradley and Steele are the returning shootout champions and will be attempting to win back-to-back titles, something that has not been accomplished since 2004. Norman always attracts a star-studded field for his shootout, and this year is no exception. Six of the committed players have won major championships. Bradley, playing in his first major, won the 2011 PGA Championship. Other winners of majors in the shootout field are Cink, Leonard, Singh, Weir and Norman. Getting back to last weekends Ryder Cup, there is little doubt that the U.S. defeat will linger in the minds of millions for a long time. Entering Sundays finale, the Americans held a commanding 10-6 lead. But in the 12 singles matches Sunday, the European team won eight and tied a ninth to record a stunning 14-1/2 to 13-1/2 victory. Only once before in Ryder Cup history has a team rallied from a 10-6 deficit to capture the cup, and that was 1999 when the United States stunningly rallied to victory. But Europe now has won seven of the last 12 Ryder Cups. Miracle Baseball Franchise Nominated For Top Award The Fort Myers Miracle baseball franchise has been nominated by the Florida State League for the John H. Johnson Award, an award by Major League Baseball to a franchise that has demonstrated stability and significant contributions to the community, league and the baseball industry. If selected as the winner, the award will be presented next month at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings.continued on page 46 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2011, St. Louis David Freese became the sixth player to win MVP awards in the league championship series and World Series in the same year. Name three of the first five. 2. Alan Ashby caught three no-hitters during his 17-year major-league career. Name two of the pitchers. 3. Name the last football team other than Oklahoma or Texas to win the Big 12 Conference championship game. 4. Which two players have won the most NBA All-Star Game MVP awards? 5. 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35 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 Decorator-appointed beach-front 2 bedrm with den at Compass Point, gets weekly income $899K Susan Andrews David Anderson Elise Carnes Lisa Murty Near-beach canal-front home with dock, plus 3 or 4 bedrms, all living on 1 level, including pool $899K 2-bedrm condo with this gulf view, already earned $49K this year in convenient on-site program $699K Easy-living Sanibel Lake Estates 3-bedroom ground-level home with this new pool $449K Terrific time to buy at Sundial Resort, lots of exciting changes happening, Club Suite $349.9K Nightly rental condo near east-end beach, needs a little cosmetic TLC, but super potential $130K 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 in Sanibel Square 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Canal-front high/dry parcel, over 1/2 acre in Shell Harbor with community beach access $899K Single-family home lot with wide water views in Lake Murex, has community beach path $249K One of last chances to build in this charming natural community of olde-FL-style homes $249K Wooded lot on natural side of Sand Castle Road in The Dunes golf & tennis community $299K Large cul-de-sac parcel in Sanibel Bayous, short walk over Clam Bayou to Bowmans Beach $449K Weekly blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Prospective sellers often ask When is the best time to list my property? The answer is NOW, just before high season with enough lead time for professional photography & broad marketing. Teachers Fly Wild With Tarpon Bay ExplorersA mini vacation is how one of the 19 teachers from Lee County described the Flying Wild workshop which was held at The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, September 22. The day began in the refuge education center with Ranger Becky Wolff and Lori Haynes. She gave an introduction to our feathered friends, discussing their adaptations, migration, nesting and breeding, as well as the Florida Junior Duck Stamp program. There was a break for lunch and then it was onto the tram tour, courtesy of Tarpon Bay Explorers. The tram tour, led by Don Parsons, encompassed the four-mile stretch of Wildlife Drive. Right at the gate of the drive, a black racer snake was spotted. The snake gets its name because it is an active, fast moving snake. Each teacher was provided with bird guides and binoculars so they could complete their observing birds in the wild worksheet. As they toured the drive they were on the lookout for certain bird behaviors which included calls, feeding, bathing, preening, flocking, wading, etc. After the tram tour, the teachers rotated through stations where they further learned about migrant birds. Bird team sports trivia, Jeop-Birdy, Bird Olympics and fill the bill were some of the activity stations that generated laughter amongst the group. The focus of the Flying Wild workshop was teachable moments. One of the teachers boasted that the workshop was better than expected and very informative. The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and Tarpon Bay Explorers made this event possible. Tarpon Bay Explorers is the concessionaire for The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Lee County teachers with guide Don Parsons and Refuge Ranger Becky Wolff Lee County teachers on the tramtour
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201236 Academy Class Presents Federal Budget 101The Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend an informative presentation by Chauncey Goss entitled Federal Budget 101. This presentation will take place on Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community. Goss has been a resident in Southwest Florida for 31 years, and established his own fiscal policy consulting firm in 2010, Goss Practical Solutions, LLC. He currently serves as a managing director and provides economic and fiscal policy analysis to help businesses address economic policies coming from Washington, D.C. Prior to establishing his own practice, Goss served as a senior staffer for the Office of Management and Budget, and he was a Deputy Staff Director for the U.S. House Budget Committee, where he worked closely with Congressman Paul Ryan. His experience provides him with a unique and valuable understanding of the federal governments budgetary process and fiscal policy, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. We are looking forward to learning about how our national budget works, and to see how financial policies coming out of Washington, D.C. are impacting our region. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Chauncey Goss Sales Representatives On-Site Full Time At Sundial Beach ResortJohn Naumann & Associates, Inc. (JNA) has been chosen by the new ownership of Sundial Beach & Tennis Resort as the exclusive on-site sales representatives for the 406-unit development. John Naumann & Associates has been involved with Sundial from its very beginning, facilitating over 1,700 individual condominium sales over the years, saud John Naumann, president of JNA and a principal partner of Sundial Beach & Tennis Resort. We are excited to be part of the restoration of Sundial, said Tracy Walters, a sales agent with JNA and a limited partner in the new Sundial ownership. The resort will undergo major renovations to virtually every area of the core building, starting with a new lobby and front desk area. Further restoration plans are under way for the restaurant, bar, pool area and pool bar, conference rooms, and wedding venues. John Naumann & Associates is represented at the full time on-site real estate office by Kelly Clark, Brian Murty and Pat Powers. According to Ray Ochester, managing broker for all of John Naumann & Associates Sanibel and Captiva operations, These sales associates will concentrate 100 percent of their efforts exclusively at Sundial, offering significant expertise as to the on-site rental program offered at Sundial, timing for the new improvements, unit mix, custom interior unit improvement opportunities and much, much more. Brian Murty, Pat Powers, John Naumann, Tracy Walters, Kelly Clark and Ray Ochester etting the home of your dreams starts with the right remodeler! our dreams ghtremo Kitchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, Poo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s L I 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 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. 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
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ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201238 Around The Islands With AnneIsland Restaurateur Plans Gulf View Eatery; Musician Offers Classesby Anne MitchellIsland restaurateur Sandy Stilwell has a new venture in the works. She plans to open SS Hookers, a Key West style restaurant featuring outdoor decks, a full service restaurant, a full bar/lounge, fish market, and a gift shop, on Summerlin Road at Punta Rassa, overlooking Sanibel Island and the Gulf of Mexico. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant is scheduled to open March 1 and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stilwell is also the owner of several other local restaurants, including Keylime Bistro, RC Otters Island Eats, Cantina Captiva, Latte Da Coffee Shop and Captiva Pizza all on Captiva, and Sunshine Grille in Fort Myers. Sheeley Architects Inc., of Fort Myers, has been commissioned to design the restaurant for Stilwell Enterprises and Restaurant Group, along with Steve Page of Thermal Dynamics International, Inc. Although music teacher Jennifer Valiquette loves playing and listening to the classics, she understands that young students might need to be gradually introduced to the more serious side of music. Immersing them too soon can turn them off before they give their lessons a chance. Allowing them to experiment with rock n roll and other contemporary genres is a good starting point, she believes. That happened to Valiquette herself. Her first piano lessons at the age of five were just such an experience, so her mother Maureen Valiquette stepped in to teach her. In middle school, she picked up the flute and then in 8th grade, she fell in love with the saxophone. She now operates the Sanibel School of Music, offering classes for adults and children in piano, flute and saxophone. And when she teaches children, she asks them what they want to play, making them open to many types of music. Valiquette took a detour on her way to a career in music. She got a criminology degree at Florida State University and did a stint as a police aide on Sanibel, where you might have seen her directing traffic at Lindgren Boulevard and Periwinkle Way. She also worked as an auxiliary deputy for the Lee County Sheriffs Office and did jailhouse duty. However, while studying at FSU, Valiquette had kept up with her music as a member of the 450-strong Marching Chiefs. She also took jazz improv classes at FSU. When she left law enforcement, she attended the University of Central Floridas School of Music, studying saxophone under Dr. George Weremchuk. She graduated with a BA degree in music from the University of Central Florida. That was followed by four years as a teacher at the fledgling Avalon School of Music in Orlando, which now has four studios. Currently she has 15 to 20 students on Sanibel. She sometimes sits in with Danny Morgan when he performs at Traders Store & Caf. She also plays the Edison State College Concert band, with which she has performed at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. You can hear here play at Baileyfest on October 21 at 3 p.m. Valiquette offers music lessons on Sanibel at BIG ARTS in half-hour and one-hour sessions. She can be reached at Sanibel School of Music, 989-7799 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Four Sanibel restaurants Traditions on the Beach, Thistle Lodge, Blue Giraffe and Sweet Melissas are among 20 local establishments taking part in the Lee County-wide Restaurant Week from October 5 to 14. Restaurant Week is a local and sustainable culinary celebration where favorite local hot spots offer a great deal on their menus. Special three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus have been designed to showcase local chefs. Traditions on the Beach, for example, has developed a specially selected menu which includes a wild gulf black grouper and a veal escalope for this event. In addition, Traditions, Thistle Lodge and Sweet Melissas have been designated green restaurants, which means they have made a commitment to implement sustainable business practices that might include purchasing locally grown produce or locally harvested seafood when available, conserving energy, and recycling. Restaurant Week also features one-of-a-kind culinary experiences by some of the restaurants, including wine tastings paired with live music, cooking demonstrations, tours and classes. All you need to do is show up at one of the 20 participating restaurants during the 10 days of the event and ask for their special Prix Fixe menu. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, log on to www.TasteDeliciousLee.com. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Traditions on the Beach at Island Inn has live entertainment most nights. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, dancing to Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, closed; 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. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn has NASCRAB Crab races Mondays and Thursdays. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. Sweet Melissas Caf features Michael David playing light acoustic background music Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sweet Melissas is at 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-1956. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has moved the weekly Karaoke sessions to Wednesday. Other live entertainment is as follows: Friday, October 5, Chris Workman, keyboard and vocals. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders Store & Cafe features musiccontinued on page 44 Sandy Stilwell A rendering of the proposed SS Hookers restaurant planned by Sandy Stilwell Music teacher Jennifer Valiquette Jennifer Valiquette with some of her music students 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.
39 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012Everyone loves receiving presents. Most of us get just as much satisfaction if not more when we give to our loved ones. An important estate planning strategy is to consistently use tax free gifts not only to benefit those that you care about, but also to reduce the size of your taxable estate so that upon your death, Uncle Sam doesnt become one of your primary beneficiaries. Unfortunately, when were talking about estate and gift tax planning, the law caps the amount that each one of us can gift tax free at $13,000 annually per individual. (In 2013 that amount is expected to increase to $14,000.) This amount is called the annual exclusion amount. So today, Im going to show you five different ways how you can give more than that $13,000 in value and remain under the annual exclusion amount. 1. Gift Splitting Married couples can together give $26,000 to any individual and still fall under the annual exclusion amount. Sometimes, however, particularly in second marriage situations, the stepparent doesnt want to give his or her own funds to their stepchildren. Theyd rather just give to their own children. Here, the biological parent can supply the total $26,000 amount yet the gift will be treated as coming from both husband and wife if it is written from a joint account, or if the stepparent agrees to sign a Form 709 Federal Gift Tax Return to treat the gift as being split between them both. 2. Buy Life Insurance A classic technique to leverage gifts is to buy life insurance and place it in an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT). Normally, premium payments wont qualify as gift tax free under the $13,000 annual exclusion amount because the beneficiaries arent expected to enjoy the benefit of the gift until the policy pays after your death. This is called a future interest gift. In order for the gift to qualify as a present interest gift, and therefore fall under the gift tax annual exclusion, ILITs contain Crummey powers that allow beneficiaries a window in which to withdraw their share of the premium contribution. Beneficiaries normally dont exercise their right of withdrawal, of course, because then the policy would lapse for failure to pay the premiums, and in most cases the death benefits lost far exceed the amount of premium contributions made. 3. Pay For College Educational Expenses College expenses have been increasing at rates beyond normal inflation for many years now. Purchasing a prepaid college tuition plan for a loved one, or opening up a Savings Plan are two ways to leverage your gift giving. When your child or grandchild actually attends college, the amount of tuition and other college expenses that the plan pays for is likely to far exceed the amounts that you contributed to the plan. Moreover, you can front load a 529 plan with five years of contributions ($65,000 currently) and not pay gift tax or use up your lifetime gift tax exclusion. Even better, the appreciation achieved within 529 Plans avoids capital gains and income taxes so long as the plan assets are used for qualifying educational expenses. 4. Loan The Money Up Front When a child or grandchild purchases their first home, you may want to give more than the $13,000 threshold to assist with a down payment or similar needs. Here, it might make sense to loan the balance of what you want to give to your loved one, then give the $13,000 annually so that they can use that money to repay the note they owe you. By structuring the transaction this way, you avoid using some of your precious gift tax exemption while front-loading monies to your loved ones for major purchases. In order not to run afoul of IRS rules, the outstanding balance of the promissory note needs to bear interest at the Applicable Federal Rate, which is published monthly. Currently, these rates are extremely nominal. 5. Give Away Family Partnership Interests Rather than giving away $13,000 of cash you might want to consider giving away interests in real estate or other income producing assets. Here, you would normally contribute the property to some sort of a family partnership and gift the partnership interests to your loved ones. Because these are private partnership interests and dont have a ready market a valuation specialist can discount the interest from the value of its share of the underlying assets true value. There are a number of other leveraging techniques available to stretch the amount of gifts that you can make to your loved ones. A good estate planning attorney can direct you based upon your goals and the types of assets that you own. Craig R. Hersch. 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ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201240 BIG ARTS Logue Recognized With VCB McLaughlin E-AwardThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) honored local individuals at the Elaine McLaughlin E-Awards ceremony held on September 12 at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Bobby Logue, theater production manager at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel, received the Honorable Mention award in the Attractions category. The Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards annually recognize extraordinary customer service provided by hospitality and tourism employees throughout Lee County. The 12th annual awards program drew 585 nominations from visitors, residents and co-workers, representing dozens of businesses throughout Lee County. Bobby is always smiling, and makes people feel like he has known them for years, said BIG ARTS executive director Lee Ellen Harder. I go to Bobby when I need a dose of positivity... he knows how to make anyone laugh. BIG ARTS mission is to provide quality cultural and educational experiences to the residents of and visitors to Sanibel, Captiva and neighboring communities. From musical concerts, dance performances, family entertainment, visual arts exhibits and programs, writers conferences, lectures series, film and live theater productions, arts and educational classes and workshops, BIG ARTS is known as a home for all the arts. For more information, go to www.BIGARTS.org, stop by BIG ARTS at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Bobby Logue, theater production manager at the Herb Strauss Theater Wilbur Smith Law Firm Becomes Sponsor Of 10K Race 4 FISHFriends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel announced that the Wilbur Smith Law Firm will take a Silver Sponsorship for the 4th annual 10K Race 4 FISH, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 13. Wilbur Smith Law Firm is a premier Florida personal injury and criminal defense law firm based in downtown Fort Myers. In our firm, we serve and protect real people and we would like to carry that on and into our community. The FISH 10K Race is a cause that supports that ideal, said Sawyer Smith. Even though this is the first year the law firm has been a sponsor, it is not their first experience with the 10K Race 4 FISH. In 2011, Zachary Smith Sawyer Smiths brother took first place in the race. We would like to welcome Wilbur Smith Law Firm as one of our new sponsors of the FISH 10K, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. We are always excited to attract new supporters for this major fundraising event and we thank them for choosing FISH. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House on Sanibel, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, which is aimed at continued on page 47 From left, George Campean, Ed Ridlehover, Nancy Bender, Zachary Smith and Sawyer Smith 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. GULF COAST CONCEPTS GULF COAST CONCEPTS PRESSURE WASHING PRESSURE WASHING RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIALLICENSED & INSURED 239-672-5739 239-672-5739
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The purpose is to enable government leaders, public servants and others to learn about these ideas and how they work. Bright Ideas are showcased on the Ash Centers Government Innovators Network. This years more than 600 applicants are from all levels of government including school districts, county, city, state and federal agencies, as well as public-private partnerships. These programs demonstrate a creative range of solutions to issues such as urban and rural degradation, environmental problems, and the academic achievement of students. Programs were evaluated and selected by a team of policy experts from academic and public sectors. The VCB Guests First program was created in 1999 as an educational program that provides the necessary tools and skills to keep the areas hospitality industry thriving. With more than five million visitors each year and approximately $2.4 billion dollars in economic impact, the VCB fine-tuned the program in 2009 to reflect and meet changes in the travel industry. The program is managed by Christine Davlin, CHT, the VCBs tourism education & training manager. Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director, says that the areas hospitality employees are the industrys most vital resource. Guests First is offered at no charge to anyone having contact with visitors to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Warm hospitality means that our visitors will keep coming back and when one in five people in Lee County is employed in a tourismrelated business, it is the critical factor in our economy, said Pigott. We are honored to be recognized by such a prestigious university and are proud of our industry partners for working to meet the challenges that our industry faces. Guests First offers employees an opportunity to refresh customer service skills with non-traditional, interactive sessions. The free two-and-a-half-hour workshops provide the chance for frontline, supervisory and management staff to reenergize and sharpen their skills. More than 150 hotels, attractions, restaurants and other businesses have participated since the program began. For more information on the Bright Ideas in Government program, contact Kate Hoagland, Ash Center, at 617-495-4347. For destination information, visit www. FortMyersSanibel.com. For questions about Guests First, contact Christine Davlin at CDavlin@leegov.com. Get Cash For Your Old Cell Phones, Electronic DevicesGoing green just got easier, and even profitable, thanks to the initiatives of the U.S. Postal Service. If you have old cellphones, PDAs, digital cameras or any other electronic devices lying around and gathering dust, dont just toss them out. Give the U.S. Postal Service a chance to reclaim them back for a greener tomorrow. USPS is working with MaxBack, an electronics recycling company, as a partner in an effort to reduce the problem of e-waste and landfills. USPS has now made the recycling program available at 3,100 retail locations across the United States. For customers, it is a double-headed benefit as they can now reduce the electronic clutter around the house and also earn some cash. Visit www.usps.com/ship/recycle-through-usps.htm and follow four easy steps to find out how much your old cell phone or items are worth. You will receive an instant quote on the value of your item. If the value is over $5, MaxBack will provide a prepaid shipping label or shipping kit for its return. Even if your old electronic device isnt worth a dime, free recycling mail-back envelopes are available at participating USPS locations. Used ink jet cartridges may also be sent in these recycling mail-back envelopes. The Postal Service has won numerous environmental honors, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) WasteWise Partner of the Year award in 2010 and 2011, the EPAs National Partnership for Environmental Priorities award in 2011 and the Climate Registry Gold award in 2011. Local Businesses Join Forces On The Fight Against Breast Cancer The Victory for a Cure Pink Camaro hits the streets of Lee County Victory Layne Chevrolet, along with Diamond District, City Mattress, Stillwell Enterprises of Captiva, Florida Academy, The Cadillac, The American Cancer Society and Comcast Spotlight, have teamed up to bring the Victory For A Cure Pink Camaro to the streets of Lee County this October. The Victory For A Cure Pink Camaro will be making appearances at area local businesses throughout the month of October. When you see the Pink Camaro, be sure to stop in for your opportunity to sign the vehicle in honor or memory of someone you know that has battled breast cancer. Your signature is your pledge to support the fight against breast cancer and a reminder to schedule regular mammograms. The car will hit the streets the first weekend of October, making appearances from Captiva to Fort Myers. The car can be seen at the following locations: October 6 Historic Captiva Village Island Inn (sponsored by Stilwell Enterprises) from 1 to 3 p.m. October 13 The Cadillac Restaurant from 1 to 3 p.m. October 20 Tanger Outlets: Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk October 25 City Mattress Fort Myers store from 1 to 3 p.m. October 26 City Mattress Clearance Center from 1 to 3 p.m. October 30 Florida Academy from 1 to 3 p.m. For a list of the appearances, you can also log onto www.victoryforacure.com. When the car is not scheduled to be at a location, it can be seen at Victory Layne Chevrolet, 3980 Fowler Street in Fort Myers. Harvard Names VCBs Guests First Program One Of 111 Bright Ideas
42 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 Superior InteriorsDecorative Fibers For Your Homeby Cindy MalszyckiWhat fabrics will be the best choice for you to consider for your home? Window treatments, furniture, accent pieces, decorative pillows, bedding ensembles are all places that decorative fabrics can be beautifully and creatively used. With the multitude of man-made and natural fibers available from which to select, it pays to do a little homework. Natural Fibers Cotton has always been the number one choice of designers and homeowners alike. Cotton dyes well, and has unlimited styling potential. It tends to have a soft hand, and doesnt pill or fuzz. Its an extremely durable fabric, and can be blended with other fibers in a textile. A custom drapery made from 100 percent cotton fabric will be crisp or flowing, depending upon the type of fabric weave. Wool Fibers Known for being springy, resilient, soft and kinky, wool fibers are extremely durable. After bleaching, wool may be easily dyed and the fiber will retain its color depth for a very long period of time. It is also a very expensive fiber, and for this reason you will rarely see it in decorative fabrics. Wool tends to be used more for upholstery, area rugs and carpeting rather than draperies. Silk Known for its natural luster, silk is undeniably one of the most beautiful decorative fibers of all. There are many grades of silk, and many times silk is blended with other fibers during the manufacturing process. Strong light may tend to discolor silk and might even disintegrate the fiber. Todays manufacturers have woven many fabulous designs into silk fabrics including the popular embroidered silks. Polyester A man-made fiber, polyester is used quite often in decorative textiles because of its strength. Another great characteristic of this strong fiber is its ability to stand up under strong sunlight. Textiles of polyester are also abrasion-resistant, have a soft, warm hand and dye extremely well. It may be used for both drapery and upholstery fabric. Probably the most often used textile is a combination of polyester and cotton. The best characteristics of both fibers are incorporated to produce an extremely versatile and nicely priced fabric. Naturally, there are many other fibers used in decorative textiles, but these are the most common. As you become more familiar with the many characteristics of fibers found in decorative textiles, choosing the right fabric for your needs becomes clear. Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at cindy@decden. net. Insurance Tip Flood Premiums Increaseby Marge MeekWith the new year will come new flood rules that will significantly affect our premiums. After years of congressional negotiating, the National Flood Insurance Act has been revised and extended to 2017. The impact on what this new legislation means is starting to roll out and those with older homes or non-primary residences will have the largest increases in flood premiums. First, the annual limitation on premium increases has been increased from 10 percent to 20 percent. Secondly, for any property that is not the principal residence of the insured, the premium increase will be 25 percent per year until correct actuarial rates are reached for this new class. Thirdly, over the next four years, PreFIRM properties which are those that were built before 1979 on Sanibel and 1984 on Captiva, that are non-primary residences or have had substantial flood claims will have actuarial rates increases subject to a 25 percent annual limitation. On the positive side, FEMA will institute an installment plan for annual flood premiums. The deductible options have been increased as well: If the property is insured for over $200,000, the minimum deductible has been increased to $2,000 if the house was built before 1979/1984 (see above), or $1,250 if the house was built after 1979/1984. The interpretation of the flood legislation continues to unfold and it is apparent that there will be more changes to our flood insurance. Stay tuned. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. From page 23Turtlewaters warmed. You can track Recon online at the Charlotte Harbour-Kemps ridley webpage at www.seaturtle.org/ tracking/?projectid=569. Sign up for daily e-mail updates about Recons whereabouts. This research is supported through turtle adoptions and sale of sea turtle licence plates. Sale of sea turtle license plates is supporting six satellite transmitters this winter.
43 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 Its Clearly a Better Value!! Call Judy Reddington (239) 472.5187 x 331 Cell: (239) 851.4073 *Toll free 800.553.7338 x 331Just Reduced!!! Sanctuary Condo Unit#1B $589,900This unit is the last Heron model to be built. It has 6 units with no other unit that was built next to it!! Privacy on one side with your pool that is shared with only 5 other units. No neighbors to look at and wonderful views of the 9th hole. This unit has 3br/2.5baths comes furnished. This was a model for the complex and the owners are the original owners. It comes completely furnished, 10 high ceilings, fans in every room, tile, and much more. Dont miss this One!!! Sanibel School Golf Outing On October 6The annual golf outing for The Sanibel School will be held this Saturday, October 6 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. The Blue Ribbon Golf Classics golf registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. There will be a helicopter golf ball drop at 4:30 p.m. with a reception and buffet dinner to follow. Other highlights of the fundraiser include an opportunity to win a Lexus lease by making a hole-in-one, and a chance to win a two-carat diamond set in a pendant necklace 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. Winners will be announced at the buffet dinner. Golfers can win a 2012 Acura MDX or 2013 Lexus ES350 24-month lease from Scalon Lexus if they hit a hole-inone. For a hole-in-one on the remaining par 3s, participants can win a Caribbean cruise for two and airline tickets. 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. Doc Fords is the Master Sponsor for the Blue Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament. Congress Jewelers, Sanctuary Golf Club, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and Heidrick & Company Insurance have signed on as Grand Sponsors. Platinum Sponsors are Associates In Dermatology, Bay Medical Solutions, Steve Brown & Family, The Great White Grill, L3 Beach Photo, Law Offices of Jason Maughan, Timbers, Red, White & Brew, The Royal Shell Companies, Tween Waters Inn, Scanlon Lexus, Sanibel Community Bank, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Red. Helicopter golf ball drop sponsor is Cheeburger Cheeburger. Sponsorship opportunities remain available for The Schools Seahorse Festival, which will be held on Saturday, March 9. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club was named Master Sponsor for the Seahorse Festival. Cost of the event is $200 per person for golf, reception, and dinner, or $50 for 4:30 p.m. reception and dinner. For more information about the event, to reserve space, or purchase helicopter golf ball drop tickets, contact Paige Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5790015. Helicopter golf ball drop tickets can also be purchased on Sanibel for $10 each or six for $50, prior to the event, at Cheeburger Cheeburger, Sanibel Deli, and MacIntosh Books & Paper. Terry Igo, Craig Holston, Phyllis Gibson, Beth Kindt, Lori Mobley and Betsy Houston of Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201244 Shell Point Hosts Fall Open HouseShell Point Retirement Community will host its annual Fall Open House on Thursday, October 25 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The Fall Open House will offer visitors the chance tour the community in a relaxed atmosphere. Shell Point offers a variety of lifestyle amenities on top of excellent lifecare and healthcare benefits, and is such a unique place to live, said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of marketing and communications for Shell Point. We want to invite the public to come out and learn more about the lifestyle we have to offer both our residents, as well as the many features that are available to the general public. The Open House will include tours of decorated models located in the Island and Woodlands neighborhoods where retirement counselors will be on hand to answer specific questions, while others will present seminars explaining Shell Points lifestyle with lifecare model for retirement. There will be question-andanswer sessions after each presentation. Visitors will receive a program with the schedule of events and locations when they arrive. This way they can pick and choose what they want to see while they are on our campus, said Schneider. For more information about the Fall Open House, call 466-1131. Aerial view of The Woodlands at Shell Point Aerial view of The Island at Shell Point Model unit interior Knowledgeable sales counselors will be on hand inside the model units Sales counselors will be offering detailed presentations From page 38Around The Islandsby Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Keylime Bistro features live music days and nights seven days a week. New to the line-up is Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro is at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, phone 395-4000. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at email@example.com or 395-2299. PHYSICAL THERAPYOne-on-One Treatment with Experienced and Licensed Physical TherapistsMASSAGE THERAPYDeep Tissue, Relaxa on, Swedish and Medical Massage with Experienced and Licensed Massage TherapistsINDIVIDUAL PILATES TRAININGPrivate Sessions in our Sto Pilates Studio with Cer ed Pilates Instructor/Physical Therapist 239-395-5858 www.islandtherapycenter.comVisit us in Sanibel Square, 2242 Periwinkle Way Islander Owned and Operated, Medicare Participating Providers Joint and Muscle Pain Joint Surgery/Injury Arthri s Dizziness and Ver go Balance Problems Orthopedics Neurological Condi ons Lymphedema
45 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 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 Acce p tin g new p atients. Medicare and most insurances acce p ted. B ook y our a pp ointment toda y online : School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter is in fourth grade and overall doing well in school. I want to be able to continue to help her with her achievement and I would like some ideas from you on how to do this. We have always enjoyed reading together, but now since she can read by herself, Im not sure how helpful reading with her really is. Do you have some suggestions? Michelle K., Sanibel Michelle, Its good to hear that your daughter is doing well. You, she and her teachers share that victory. Reading with your children is probably the single most important activity that you can do to help your child grow academically. Even though children become independent readers, there still are several ways to continue to work with them in reading. I would suggest that you continue reading with her even though she can read independently. You may want to pick out some choices that are just a bit beyond her comfort zone and set up a reading time. What you can do in these sessions is: Model fluency and expression for challenging texts Share the experience of reading, which can lead to rich discussions about literature or information Give your child exposure to challenging vocabulary that she might just skim over when reading on her own The second most helpful thing you can do with your child is to listen to her read. As she is reading to you, you should pause often to: Monitor fluency and phrasing Clarify anything confusing in the text Make connections (to what she already knows, other texts or the world) Ask questions about the characters, author or plot Make predictions about what might happen next Comment on what you are reading It is important at this age to go beyond retelling what a story is about, and to help your child to interact with the text in the above ways. A third way you can help your daughter is to make it a point to discuss vocabulary: Encourage the use of increasingly sophisticated words Model dictionary use by looking up words yourself which you do not know Discuss the meanings of prefixes, suffixes and root words, so that your child begins to understand units of meaning within words (www.funbrain.com has lots of games for this) Play word games such as Scrabble, Hang Man, etc., to help increase vocabulary skills Reading with your daughter and utilizing some of these strategies will increase her reading and vocabulary skills and also provide a nice way for the two of you to enjoy each others company. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. SADD Campaign At Sanibel SchoolThe Sanibel Schools elementary SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club are conducting a campaign during Drive Safely To Work Week, from October 1 to 5. They are trying to get the word out to the entire community that wearing your seatbelt is not an option. Everybody riding in the vehicle should be buckled up. Texting while driving, as well as other distracting behaviors, need to be eliminated. Members of the club have been monitoring those that do or do not wear seatbelts on the road as well as those dropping off students at school. It is hoped that many more people notice the postings, articles, commercials and other methods students are presenting during Drive Safely To Work Week. Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201246 Dr. DaveWe Should All Be Cyclingby Dr. Dave HepburnThe Malahat. The #*!^@#! Malahat mountain. Not being a cyclist, I was pleased to have cycled 200 kilometers to the base of the Malahat with only a couple of life threatening injuries, assuming you dont count fulminant blistering keysteritis as life threatening, per se. Part of the amazing Boomers Legacy (if you havent already, go to www. wisequacks.org and read that incredible story). But the whole Malahat idea was haunting the posterior recesses of my mind like a mind recess haunter. Speaking of posterior, mine had been perched for two days on a seat the size of a popsicle stick and was telling me along with my posterior mind that this hill was impossible. Riders had the option of riding in a van or cycle it. Countries that cycle have the healthiest people in the world. Seventy-year-olds behave like 30-year-olds because they can. While in Amsterdam, I was forever dodging bikes ridden by businessmen in suits and businesswomen in high heels, or vice versa. Sometimes, two businesspersons on a bike (Double Dutch). Entire perfect, blonde families were perched on a single bike, all cheerfully munching tulips as they headed off to those perfect people places. I was impressed to see an immense parking lot of bikes 6,000 of them! In Denmark, snowplows plow out bike paths before the snow hits the ground. In Canada when the snow hits, we hit Timmys looking for a danish. We should all be cycling. Why? Regular cycling increases cardiovascular fitness. In fact, according to the British Medical Association, a major study of 10,000 civil servants suggested that those who cycled 20 miles over the period of a week were half as likely to suffer heart disease as their non-cycling colleagues. Half! The van looked so inviting. If I kept my head down, nobody would see me and... nope... instead, I put my head down and started to pedal the 172 kilometer climb (give or take) up the Malahat. Spending time on bike tires is a good way to lose the spare tires. Cycling burns approximately 300 calories per hour. A half an hour a day and 11 pounds of fat per year would evaporate into the ether, condense and then rain on Burger King. Since it helps build muscle, cycling will also boost your metabolic rate long after youve finished your ride. I tried to keep my eyes looking straight down. If I glanced up at the long, steep road ahead, my will would start to deflate. Hey, maaaaaybeee I could deflate a tire and claim I had a flat. Cycling is great for the mood. It reduces stress and depression and improves overall sense of well being, even self esteem. Cycling is a fantastic way to soak up nature, particularly if it is raining. Cycling is also great for toning and building muscle. Its low-impact, meaning its excellent for those with knee or hip joint issues which might keep them from being active. Speaking of joint issues, you and a loved one or even a spouse can truly enjoy that all important quality time together in a setting where it is hard to throw cast-iron skillets. I can smell the summit, at last. Boomers Legacy, such a class act, had a bagpiper on the summit, pulling us and our pipes and bags and everything else up higher and higher. One more kilometer to go and... oh no!... just kidding... what a flush of accomplishment! I am Spartacus! Lance! A 70-year-old Great Dane! So, even if you havent done it a couple of decades, get out there this summer and get some health back. Its easy. Sort of like... riding a bike. 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. Dr. Dave is returning to Africa on safari in September 2013. If interested in going with him, call 888-432-8344 to find out more. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have had a terrible fear of flying since my teen years, when I flew to the Bahamas and encountered bad turbulence. It has only gotten worse. What can I do to get over this?A: You are experiencing an all too common situation that many others encounter too. I would recommend a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by a good therapist who is trained in CBT. I would also recommend a good CD (purchased through www.Health Journeys.com). It is a selfconfidence CD. You may also want to try Emmett Millers Free Yourself From Fear CD. I have worked with many people over the years using CBT and recommending these CDs and have had success with my clients flying again. You will be so glad you are doing this for yourself and it will make your life a whole lot easier. Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 5 years in a row!ISLAND PHARMACY Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare D We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound care 239-472-6188Every Day Items Also! We specialize in Customer Satisfaction Caring for you and about you2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 12 Sanibel Island, FL 33957Fax 239-472-6144 Bite and Itch LotionSmall Store Feel, National Chain Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC Heath MartPHARMACY JD Powers Award In the Palm Ridge Plaza In the Palm Ridge Plaza From page 34Templeton ShootoutThis past season, the Miracle celebrated its 20th year here since moving from Pompano Beach in 1992. Proud partners with more than 100 non-profit organizations in Southwest Florida, the Miracle has drawn more than 120,000 fans in three of the last five seasons. The Miracle franchise is owned by the Goldklang Group and is a High A farm team of the Minnesota Twins. Everblades Open 2012-13 Season Next Weekend The Florida Everblades, the defending champions of the ECHL Kelly Cup, open the season next weekend at Germain Arena against the Orlando Solar Bears. The Friday and Saturday games begin at 7:30 p.m. Orlando is a new entry in the ECHL and will play in the leagues South Division along with Florida, Greenville, Gwinnett and South Carolina. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
47 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 From page 40Wilbur Smith 10K Sponsorthe runners, their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. The 10K Race 4 FISH is being held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club and is expected to attract more than 400 runners this year. More than 40 island businesses and organizations sponsored the race in 2011, and over 120 people volunteered to support and execute a great event. Runners can download the race entry form online at http://fishofsanibel.com/ fish-10k or http://ftmyerstrackclub.com/. deaRPharmacistFatigue Solutions That Make Senseby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Dr. Oz said magnesium was the number one thing for exhaustion. Do you agree? What are the best supplements? CT, Charlotte, North Carolina I adore him and know its impossible to state everything about fatigue in a 20 minute segment, or for that matter, a 500 word column (which is what Im given), so this weeks column isnt about what else you need to know to overcome fatigue. Magnesium or mag as I call it is definitely needed for energy production, and Ive written about the benefits of this mineral in prior columns because deficiency is epidemic. But no, I dont agree its the number one thing you need. Symptoms of mag deficiency include sugar and chocolate cravings (Im not making this up), cardiac arrhythmias, irritability, panic attacks, anxiety, muscle weakness or spasms, tearfulness, depression, personality changes, constipation, leg cramps and fatigue. Your body needs mag all day long. Some of it is used to fuel biochemical reactions, you urinate some out and require some to make dopamine (a happy brain chemical). Heres what Dr. Oz didnt say on that segment: Magnesium is leached by medications, something Ive termed the drug mugging effect. Over 200 medications deplete mag, among them antacids, antibiotics, digoxin, heartburn/reflux medications, birth control, methylphenidate, corticosteroids, almost all blood pressure medications and diuretics. See chapter 12 of Drug Muggers for more drug names and how to supplement. Surprise! There are other muggers, too, including coffee, black and green tea, green coffee bean extract and white refined sugar. Just having Celiac disease, Crohns, inflammatory bowel disease and chronic diarrhea can reduce magnesium. Eating nutrient-dense foods is always my first choice to restore minerals, but in this case, eating magnesium-rich foods may not be enough to correct a serious deficiency. The best supplements are chelated magnesium or magnesium glycinate or my favorite magnesium taurate. That last one provides your body with both magnesium and taurine, and taurine is imperative for your heart cells. Thats a lot of bang for your buck right there. I buy Cardiovascular Researchs brand of magnesium taurate at Amazon.com because its a specialty product, and I cant usually find it at health food stores. My point is that fatigue is not usually due to low mag. Theres more involved, such as iron deficiency anemia, or poor B vitamin status. You could have mitochondrial dysfunction, meaning your cells have trouble generating energy. That equals fatigue. Mitochondria suffer at the hands of heavy metals like mercury or cadmium (from cigarette smoke). Mitochondria can die from chronic undiagnosed background infections (we all have germs hiding in us). In this case, you might benefit from transfer factor supplements such as NT Factor Energy. See where Im going with this yet? Its not all about mag. Your thyroid may be sluggish, so ashwagandha or iodine may help. Adrenal fatigue responds to herbs like ginseng or licorice, or prescribed hydrocortisone. My column Stressed Out? can truly help you, so Ive archived it at my site www.DearPharmacist.com. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am tired of some older people constantly complaining about their knees, hips and their many illnesses. They compare their lab findings and dwell on all their medicines and what they cost and where they bought them. Other seniors talk about giving away their possessions, books and collections even when they are in good health. Some seem to enjoy being the center of attention when they talk about their complaints. What happens to people when they reach their 70s? Aubrey Dear Aubrey, People who complain about poor health may be experiencing bad health for the first time in their lives and they are having difficulty coping. Others may have had busy lives and now retired are bored and their medicines and ailments are the center of their concerns. Then, of course, there are always those people who are just plain chronic complainers. Maybe you are one of those lucky people who enjoy good health. Be grateful for your good fortune, but please have a little compassion for those who are suffering. Lizzie Dear Aubrey, What we select to talk about or focus on is personal choice. Why some people choose to talk about problems and concerns I dont know, maybe part personality, part boredom or part attentionseeking. Also, I do not think only individuals 70-plus focus on problems and concerns. The good news is you have a choice choose to be positive. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL SPACEMove In Ready RABBIT ROAD CENTERDouble Spot Single Spot Take All 3!!!! Rent Abatement AvailableTo review space and details call239-410-3115
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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 50 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012INTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 firstname.lastname@example.orgVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128CONTRACTORS HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands 10 times since 1999New Construction Remodeling Commercial(239)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTORIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909 Hurricane Protection Consultant CO MPUTER S /TE C HN O L OG Y G LA SS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement C OMPUTERS R OO FIN G SERVING LEE COUNTY FOR OVER 25 YEARSRE-ROOFS/REPAIRS WE FIX LEAKSALL WORK GUARANTEED CCC 1327986239.334.0334 Mahi Mediterranean 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 six-ounce mahi fillets 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/3 cup clam juice or chicken stock 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped 1 teaspoon marjoram, chopped Fresh ground black pepper 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped In a heavy nonstick saut pan, heat oil over high heat. Saut fillets 3 to 5 minutes until browned. Transfer fillets to a platter; set aside. Reduce heat to medium; saut onion and garlic 4 to 5 minutes until onion is tender. Add nuts, wine, stock, lemon juice, thyme, marjoram and pepper to taste; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return fillets to skillet and simmer until heated through. Serve fillets topped with onion sauce and cilantro. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 261, Calories From Fat 86, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 124mg, Total Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 33g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1g. Mahi Mediterranean
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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON52 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION 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 email@example.comRS 10/28 NC TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. RS 9/7 CC 11/23 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/30 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 TFNPUESTA 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 239-878-4472RS 9/14 CC 10/5 COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN LOVE TO BEAD?Salesperson needed Mondays 11-5 p.m. Basic jewelry-making experience a must. Apply in person. Please bring nished samples. Sanibel Bead Shop. 1101 Periwinkle Way. Open Mon-Sat. 11-5 pm.NS 9/14 CC TFN HELP WANTEDIsland Home Furnishings Store Seeks A P/T Retail Sales Assistant. Friendly, Well Spoken, Energetic Person For Sales, Store Upkeep, Display, Stock and Inventory. Some Saturdays A Must. Email Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. RS 10/5 CC 10/5 HELP WANTEDIsland Retail Store seeks P/T Bookkeeper to handle invoicing, data entry, phones and general of ce organization. Must have experience with Quickbooks/MS Word/ Excel. Prefer MWF. Email resume to email@example.com. RS 10/5 CC 10/5 HELP WANTEDJerrys of Sanibel is now accepting applications for the following positions. Part time Wait Staff and Deli days and nights. If you are interested come in and ask for Mark or Tami or call 472-9300.RS 10/5 CC TFN RS 9/14 NC 9/28 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 VETERINARY HOUSE CALLSCoastal Veterinary House Calls. Sanibel resident. Prompt, professional, affordable. 239-938-6838 or 239-579-0804.NS 10/5 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN HOUSE KEEPING SERVICESHouse Keeping services for Sanibel Island home. Contact Mary at 410-1004NS 10/5 CC TFN OPEN HOUSEOPEN HOUSE West Gulf Drive Sunday, October 7th, 10am 2pm 4203 Dingman Drive Sanibel Simply the Best... Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor NS 10/5 CC 10/5 FOR RENTSteps from West Gulf Beach Access. 3BR, 3BA w/den, enclosed pool. Beautiful lake view! Non smoking, no pets. Minimum 4 month rental. 239-209-6500.NS 10/5 CC 10/5 RS 10/5 BM TFN Robyn & Robb Moran(239) 728-1971John Gee & Company Realtors 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 15240 Avalon Bay Ft. Myers Luxurious condo in beautiful gated community. SOLD BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP SOLD SOLD 239-395-1213
CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 53 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 2012 Fire Prevention Week To Be Held October 7 To 13In advance of Fire Prevention Week, officially held this year from October 7 to 13, the National Fire Protection Association is sharing some important news regarding fire safety and prevention. Smoke Alarms Your smoke alarm has the power to save your life. Or does it? If you havent tested your smoke alarm lately, it may not be working. And thats a risk you cant afford to take. Working smoke alarms give us early warning of a fire, providing extra time to escape safely. But they cant do their job if we havent done ours monthly testing to make sure theyre working. Test all the smoke alarms in your home. For the life of the alarm and for the lives of your loved ones. If youre not sure your smoke alarms are working, then how can you be sure youll be protected if a fire breaks out? Dont gamble with your life and assume your smoke alarms are working. Test each one, every month, so youll know theyll be ready to protect you and your family if theres a fire. Test your alarm for life. Can you afford to spend a few minutes each month to test the smoke alarms in your home? Can you afford not to? Going without the protection of a working smoke alarm is a risk too dangerous tocontinued on page 54 VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL RENTAL WANTED FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY CAR FOR SALECASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 9/7 CC 9/28 HUGE ESTATE JEWELRY SALELargest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! 50% OFF Art Furniture over $500. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 NS 7/13 CC TFN CHARMING SANIBEL COTTAGEOn Conservation Property, Quiet Neighborhood. 1 Bd/1 B, Screened Porch, Sundeck, W/D, Covered Parking, $1,250/Month, Includes Yard Maintenance; First, Last and Security. Call 917-669-3676. RS 10/5 CC 10/5 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 RS 3/30 BM TFN 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 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 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELHOMES Dunes, Lake Front 3/3+den UF $2,500/mo. Walk to beach, 2/2 F. charming $1,500/mo. CONDOMINIUMS Across from Beach, 2/2 F. Pool/tennis @ $1,400/mo Updated 2/2.5 F Townhome, $1,500/moj Gulf Front, 2/2+den, designer furnished Pool, tennis, Beach $4,000/mo.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 9/28 BM 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.com NS 8/24 CC 10/12 DUNES TOWNHOUSE Dunes; spacious townhouse with 3+bdrms./3 baths avail. btwn. Dec 1st March 1st; Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and 2 car garage. View is of propertys swim pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay & moments to beach. Cable TV, Wi internet, tel. and central AC. avail. for a 1-3 month rental. Rates based on $800. $1,400. wkly. rates Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org RS 10/5 CC 10/5 RENTAL WANTEDLocal Family w/30 year tie to Island needs 3bd/2bth or 2bd/2bath den. Ideal renters, ref. avail. Will care for home, maintenance etc. email@example.com.NS 10/5 CC 10/12 LOAN NEEDEDLOAN NEEDED $100,000 10% interest 5 years Needed to payoff existing debt Are you tired of your money making little to no interest? This loan can make you money and help my family. Call Joe 609-618-2739 to hear the details of my situation.NS 9/14 CC 10/05 Rail Freight IRA 15% Fixed Annual Rate Buy Freight Equipment for your IRA Secured Contractual Fixed High Income 100% Ownership Lock in 15% Rate 3yr 7yr 10yrMinimum Purchase $9,750800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 10/5 CC 10/5 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALEF/Sa 10/5 10/6 9446 Yucca Court Sanibel Gumbo Limbo Subdivision Furniture, clothes, ping pong table, weights odds and ends, boat motorNS 10/5 CC 10/5 CAR FOR SALE1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer XLT. V8 5.0 L. 4WD Auto. Has 107,000 miles. Leather interior, CD Player. In excellent condition, runs great! Asking $4,200 OBO. Call 239-677-8111 for viewing or more info. NS 10/5 CC 10/5 Dogtober And Caturday Adoption SpecialOctober has officially been deemed Dogtober at Lee County Domestic Animal Services. Nationally, the month has been dedicated to raising awareness about the joys and benefits of adopting shelter dogs. To do just that, LCDAS is offering half off the regular adoption fee for all pets. Thats right, even for cats! In addition, all Saturdays during the month will be replaced by Caturdays, and all feline adopters on Caturdays will receive a kitty goody bag. Every year, LCDAS takes in 10,000 animals, with an equal ratio of dogs to cats. We always need to place just as many dogs as cats so why not offer specials on both, said Darcy Andrade, LCDAS kennel supervisor. With the half price discount, adoption fees will range from $48 for a puppy to $38 for a kitten or adult dog. Adult cats will be just $25 and pets 6 years or older just $12. Cats and kittens may be adopted two for the price of one. All adoptions still will include spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip ID, and many other veterinary services valued at over $500. People may not realize that abandoned and neglected dogs and cats can make wonderful companions and family pets, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. These animals have the potential to enrich peoples lives in many ways so our goal is to match each of these unique pets with a person or family for the benefit of both. During Dogtober, potential adopters may visit Lee County Domestic Animal Services located off Six Mile Cypress Parkway next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office to meet their new companions. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit www. LeeLostPets.com. Also, visit the website to view a current list of pets for adoption and lost pets. The website updates hourly.
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 OCTOBER 5, 2012 Hello, my name is Riley and I am a 7-year-old neutered male tan and black German Shepherd mix. I am a distinguished older gentleman. With all my life experiences, you wont be surprised that I have good manners and walk well on a leash... but Im also young at heart and I love to play with toys and retrieve. I still have a zest for life and would like to share it with you. My adoption fee is $12.50 during Animal Services Dogtober Adoption Special (regularly $25). Hello, my name is Zempi and I am a 6-year-old spayed female black and white domestic short hair. Im a full-figured cat that enjoys a laid-back lifestyle. If you are looking for a wise companion that can offer a ton of love, Im your gal! My adoption fee is $12.50 during Animal Services Dogtober Adoption Special (regularly $25). 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. Zempi ID# 539465 Riley ID# 545795 photos by squaredogphoto.com from page 48Bright Ideasimproving the image and reputation of their shelter which leads to greater community support. These programs are a testament to what we can accomplish without the use of tax dollars, added Ward. While Im proud to have received the Bright Ideas Award, Im even more proud to be part of such a caring community and an incredibly hard-working and dedicated shelter. To view Lee County Domestic Animal Services entry and other programs selected for Harvards 2012 Bright Ideas, log onto www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/News-Events/Press-Releases/Innovations/ Harvard-Announces-111-Bright-Ideas-in-Government/2012-Bright-Ideas. From page 53Fire Preventiontake. In a fire, youll need every second to get out safely, and the early warning from a smoke alarm can make the difference between surviving a fire and dying in one. Escape Planning How much time do you have to get out of a fire? Not as much as you think. Real fires are hot, smokey and dark. You may have only a very few minutes to safely escape from fire. If youre ever in a fire, dont spend time getting dressed or trying to gather valuables. Just get out and stay out. Then, call the fire department from a neighbors telephone. If you have a fire tonight, will you get out safely? Youll have a better chance of getting out safely if youve planned ahead. Develop a fire escape plan and practice it with the whole family. Everyone should know two ways out of each room and know where to meet outside. Make sure everyone understands that getting out is the first priority. Get Out, Stay Out What would you do if your home caught on fire? Would you know where to go if smoke or flames blocked your escape? There is no time to think about these questions in a real fire. Its hot, smokey, and so dark you may not be able to see your own hands. Know ahead of time what to do if theres a fire. Develop an escape plan with two ways out of every room. Youll need a second way in case your primary exit is blocked by smoke or flames. And make sure every exit is accessible, including windows. Getting out is your first priority in a fire. And once youre out, stay out.
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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abundance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more. #3110 Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1 bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $350,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. #3139 Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $405,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. #3229 It all starts here with this 1 bedroom, second floor villa carefully designed to take full advantage of the sq footage. Ideally located in the southern enclave of South Seas Island Resort overlooking tennis courts. With its prime location it is a short stroll to the Beach, Captiva Village hosting an array of restaurants, shops, water sports and more. Decorated in concert to island style! A private retreat thoroughly embraced by the natural island splendor while offering safe and convenient lifestyle for those seeking an extraordinary vacation location. Offered for $235,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. SUNDIAL K-203Direct Gulf Front. Beautiful condominium at Sanibel Islands only resort. Two bedrooms, 2 baths and fully furnished with everthing you need for a fabulous vacation residence. Currently doing extremely well in Sundials on-site rental program. Sparkling second floor gulf views from the family room, kitchen and master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the screened in lanai. Has updated kitchen and baths and is the least expensive direct gulf residence in Sundial Resort. Enjoy glowing sunsets, walks on the beach or a dip in the pool just steps from your home. Dont miss out on this opportunity! Offered for $784,500 Contact Kelly Palmer Clark 239/634-7629SUNDIAL SPECIAL NEAR BEACH3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home across the street from the beach located in Palm Lake Subdivision off of prestigious West Gulf Drive. This home has an open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage, extra Murphy beds, screened sundeck and a separate attached pod that can be used as a private office or a private guest bedroom with full bath. Offered for $529,000 Contact Connie Walters Ms. Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975. TRADEWINDSWonderful 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Tradewinds Near Beach Home. Privacy is enhanced by white fenced yard, caged topaz pool and lush green tropical landscaping. Step inside and instantly you will see this property was designed with that calming easy-living island atmosphere in mind. Cozy but still spacious so your family can enjoy that relaxed beach home feeling. Tradewinds owners also benefit from an exclusive Beach Access with plenty of parking so you, your family and friends can enjoy the warm sun soaked sands and breathtaking Sanibel Sunsets. Peaceful surroundings, stellar sunsets, restful beaches, relaxed outdoors, easy maintenance. This home will make sure everyday feels like a day at the beach. Offered for $595,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. 175 OF SEA-WALLED WATERFRONTThis GROUND level 3/2 is located on one of Sanibels widest canals. Swim in the southern facing fully screened pool and hot tub overlooking the canal outside and enjoy Bay views from inside the home. Home has two boat lifts with plenty of room to dock your yacht in the middle. Tropical landscaping surrounds the home with a concrete sidewalk winding along to the front entry. This home has been completely remodeled and offers upgrades throughout! Wood floors in all bedrooms + den, 3 refrigerators and addtl ice makers, soaking tub and shower in the master, wood burning fireplace, siltstone countertops throughout and custom cabinetry and much more! Offered for $2,195,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540. BEAUTIFUL BUILDERS PERSONAL CUSTOM HOMEWaterfront, designed with only the finest appointments, includes gourmet kitchen, family room fireplace, custom shelving, detailed woodwork and ceiling work throughout. Outdoor kitchen with magnificent pool area. Boat lift, garage holds up to 10 cars. Superb workmanship, MUST SEE! Offered for $1,995, 000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/8265897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. 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. JONATHAN HARBOUR BUILDING SITECleared filled and ready to go. Large waterfront lot with dock in place in private gated community. House plans included. Offered for $550,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897. ENJOY THE LIFESTYLE WITHOUT THE HIGH ASSOCIATION FEES.Quiet South Ft. Myers neighborhood near Cypress Lake Country Club. Close to everything. This home features marble flooring, wood burning fireplace, 3 car garage with tile flooring,central vac, beautiful pool large kitchen with granite. Formal and informal dining rooms,and a laundry room and a wonderful entertainment area in great room with surround sound. Large master suite features a huge walk-in closet and built-ins, and jacuzzi tub. Separate wing for your guests, nanny or mother-in-law. This beautiful home is offered for $549,500. Contact Connie Walters Ms. Lister 239/841-4540. FORMER MODEL WITH UPGRADES GALOREGorgeous 4/3 home. House is situated on one of the premier lots in Shadow Wood Preserve and has beautiful decorator finishes. Kitchen and baths have granite decator tile, upgraded hardware, solid doors, stainless appliances, pantry. Pool area has Spa, outdoor kitchen, beautiful pavers, outdoor shower and magnificent golf course, lake and preserve views. Home has it all. A must see and is priced to sell. Offered for $749,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897. ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 5, 201256