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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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"Sanibel and Captiva Islands."

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JULY SU NRISE/SU NSET: SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 rfn PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAI D FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Sanibel-Captiva Independence Day Parade Highlightssee more photos on page 16B Baileys General Store photos by Jeff Lysiak Parade Winners Best Float Commercial John Naumann & Associates Best Float Small Entry Tips and Toez Best Float Not-for-profit JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Best Float Family Bissell Family Best Nature Theme JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Best Salute to the U.S. Military John Naumann & Associates Best Original Design Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) Most Patriotic Law Office of Jason R. Maughan Best Music Island Sun CROW Accepts First Place Gulf Guardian AwardThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) accepted a first place Gulf Guardian Award from the EPA at a June 26 ceremony in Tampa. CROW won the award for its role toward achieving and preserving healthy and resilient coasts in the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. The EPAs acknowledgment to us for protecting and caring for wildlife native to the gulf region is rewarding, said Peg Albert, CROWs executive director. It causes us to stop for a minute and consider the larger role we play in the overall well-being of the coastal area and the interrelatedness among animals, people and the environment. Of the seven categories recognized by the EPAs Gulf of Mexico Program, CROW placed first in the Civic/Non-Profit category and was one of only two organizations from Florida to win an award. Accepting the EPAs Gulf Guardian Award are, from left, Ben Scaggs, Jeff Burns, James Robinson and Beverly BanisterSanibel Causeway InspectionsThe City of Sanibel received a news release from the Lee County Department of Transportation regarding upcoming Sanibel Causeway inspections Friday, July 12 to Thursday, July 31 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work is to be done weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and is cur rently anticipated to finish by the end of July, weather permitting. The inspection work will be done from the shoulders of the bridges and should be accomplished without lane closures, although there may be very short traffic disruptions dur ing the daily set up and tear down of the Maintenance of Traffic devices. Variable message signs will be placed to alert drivers to the roadway Maintenance of Traffic. If you have any questions, contact Lee County DOT at 533-9400. The follow-up inspection of the beams on the three Sanibel bridges by Lee County DOT contractor TY Lin Intl is scheduled to begin on July 12. The pur pose of this inspection is to determine if there has been any increase in crack lengths or widths in any of the bridge beams since the last inspection and whether the cracking has stabilized so the county can move forward with repairs.

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20132 Hometown Pride A t CECIThe 4th of July parade was lots of fun for the Childrens Education Center is the Islands (CECI). Staff, students and parents showed their hometown pride with a replica of the Sanibel Lighthouse and the message CECI... Lighting the way for our kids! On Friday, July 5, the children celebrated with Field Day. Water balloon tosses, flag races, bean bag toss, parachute play and tug-of-war were all followed by Rocket Pops to cool off. The kids had a blast. Abbie McCallion makes sure her bean bag doesnt miss Dawson Liebetrau shows his excitement as he crosses the finish line Aidan Buscher holds his flag high after his flag race The children at CECI cool off with Rocket Pops, sporting their gold medals The children had lots of fun with the parachute play a hip BoutiqueHUGE SUMMER CLEARANC E!20-60% OFFSelected ItemsSPECIAL SAVINGS ON MAXI DRESSES! Come See us & Save 472-1115 SALE SALE CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel Island Celebrating 39 Years of Dedication to Education FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 2 5 YEARS OLD F LORIDA VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER C ONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR(239) 472-4538Se habla Espaol

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3 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Carolyn Tongyai and Melissa Kotel hold the CECI banner for the 4th of July parade The CECI float, full of happy kids S anibel Father A nd S on A re First To Be Filmed For D ocumentaryProduction has started on Growing Up on Sanibel, a documentary that will premiere at BIG ARTS on April 10. Filming started last week at the Sanibel baseball field as Michael Damico and his father Vince did something they have done countless times over the years; they practiced baseball. This time, though, filmmaker David E. Carter was on hand to record their action, and their words, with three high definition TV cameras. I already knew Michael and Vince from a baseball film I produced in 2009 and most of it was shot at the Sanibel baseball field, Carter said. Michael was featured in the film Dear Baseball: I Love You in a re-creation of 1950s baseball action. Ive kind of watched Michael grow up since then and he was the first person I thought about when I got the idea for Growing Up on Sanibel, Carter said.The filming last week captured Michael and Vince in their routine throwing, fielding and hitting. Afterwards, as the cameras rolled, Michael talked about growing up on Sanibel, and the unique environment and opportunities the island offers to young people.Michael, who began playing baseball at age nine in the Sanibel Little League, is a rising senior at Fort Myers High School, where he plays on the varsity baseball team. Michael Damico with his father VinceOn camera, he credits his Sanibel coach, his dad, for his love of baseball. The documentary will continue to follow Michael from now and into the coming high school baseball season for the Fort Myers High Green Wave. Ill be filming Michael several times over the next seven or eight months, Carter said. I want to capture him, and his interests, and how Sanibel has helped make him into the person he is. Michael is just one of the young people who will be featured in Growing Up on Sanibel. We have six or seven others already confirmed and are seeking several more people to include in the film, Carter said. Our island is full of interesting people, young and old. Everyone has a story. You can nominate someone (or yourself) to be considered for inclusion in the film by going to www.SanibelStories.com. Producer David E. Carter is a long-time year-round Sanibel resident and has won seven Emmy Awards. The documentary Growing Up on Sanibel is being sponsored by Pfeifer Realty Group.

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20134 THE ONLY HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN "Let us Pamper You!"LINDA MARISA JEANNE JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE( ) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME! Find us on WE WILL PAY YOUR TOLL!!!Spend $55 and bring us your toll receipt for a full refund! HUGE SUMMER SALE on Bolts of Fabric Around The World Week Held At CECIThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands celebrated diversity with the theme, Around The World. The children learned about different countries, cultures and flags as well as foods. While the children celebrated other cultures, they also prepared to celebrate our own on the 4th of July. Abbie McCallion gets help from Ms. Cindy to decorate our 4th of July flag for the parade Katie Dunn is all smiles in her water day play Alex Muench and Jayden Wolfe practice preparing different foods celebrating diversity The children at CECI show their Independence with their own American flag Marjorie Pachenco spends time with her granddaughter, Majdal Pachenco, visiting from Palestine

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5 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 rfr ntb rfrfntnrf tb b rrf r rn rf 2013-07-10_SAN_Print.indd 1 7/8/13 8:21 AM New Preschool Is Planned, Open House On July 13 Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ announced plans to open a new weekday preschool program beginning August 8. Sanibel Christian Preschool will provide children 3 years old and Pre-K with a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment. The church is working with the Florida DFC to obtain licensing and hopes to have the final license by mid-July, followed by state authorization as a VPK provider. As a ministry of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, the schools practices and direction are based on the assumption that each student is a beloved child of God. They welcome and accept students and parents from any race, color, national, religious or ethnic origin. Students will be invited to share their familys heritage and traditions with the other students through such activities as the Fridays Around the World. Their program will emphasize a developmentally challenging program which nurtures the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and artistic needs of each student. The Preschool Director, Laura Miltner, is already known to many parents and children in our community as a warm, open, energetic and creative teacher. She comes highly recommended, with many years of experience as a Preschool Director and teacher. She has a B.A. in Studio Arts with a focus in education and an AA in Early Childhood Development, FL. She will lead a program that includes fine arts, Kindermusic and emergent reading, writing and arithmetic skills. Beth Kindt joins Laura as their teacher of 3-year-olds. In anticipation of its opening, Sanibel Christian Preschool is holding an Open House on Saturday, July 13 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. to give parents, preschoolers and the community an opportunity to tour the preschool areas, learn about the preschool and meet Laura Miltner. They are currently accepting applications, pending approval of the state license. Applications are available at the church office, located 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, For further information, call Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ at 472-0497. Laura Miltner and student 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 For more information call 239-472-5317 or email ADSilby@yahoo.com. CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 10, 2013 thru April 27, 2014 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 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:8 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 Sunday Worship Services: 10 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 9:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Coomunion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Holy Days 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 Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-gr.5) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Potluck Supper 1st Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNIT ARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email ryi139@aol.com.

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Boat Dock Made Safer, Variance Grantedby Jeff LysiakDuring Tuesdays planning commission meeting, a variance application to replace an existing boat and dock lift with a new reconfigured dock and boat lift, in conjunction with a seawall repair, was unanimously approved, but not before a few improvements were made. Ralph Cimato, speaking on behalf of property owners Cary and Patricia Giese, presented the variance application. Cimato, in order to provide safer access to the boat lift for his clients, proposed increasing the width of the dock in excess of the maximum eight foot width cur rently allowed by city code. Because the proposed dock and boat lift will be new or substantially improved structures, they are subject to current standards for accessory marine structures, including the minimum 15-foot setback and maximum eight-foot width limitation, the staff report reads, in part. The applicant has made extensive efforts to redesign the proposed dock and boat lift without the need for variances, however due to restricted access and limited frontage (the parcel has only 40 feet of access along the canal), conditions exist where the applicant finds it impractical to comply with the current minimum setback and maximum dock width standards. Following a brief discussion of the application with senior planner Roy Gibson, commissioners asked Cimato if he was happy with the application as it was being submitted, considering all of the additional safety improvements including closing a triangular-shaped gap at one corner of the dock that were suggested. Its much safer now than what is there now, he replied. But, after some additional debate over whether the planning commission should take it upon themselves to offer their suggestions on how to improve the safety of items brought up for discussion, chair man Michael Valiquette made a motion to approve the variance application. Commissioner Chuck Ketteman seconded the motion. Fellow commissioner Holly Smith recommended to Cimato dont be afraid to trust his instincts when it comes to suggesting improvements related to safety. Commissioners voted 7-0 to approve the application, with seven staff conditions attached to the variance. A formal drawing of the boat dock with the closed gap will be brought to the planning department for final approval. In other business, a variance application to permit a detached accessory garage building to be constructed less than 150 feet from the front lot line at 1826 Woodring Road, submitted by Daniel and Susan Murphy for property owners Kevin and Kimberly Haag, was continued to the commissions September 10 meeting at 9:05 a.m. INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford 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 Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20136 Brick Pavers A pproved For Moonshadows Condominiumsby Jeff LysiakA variance to install 23,208 square feet of pervious brick pavers within all of the existing crushed shell rock and gravel driveway areas at Moonshadows Condominiums was approved on Tuesday by the Planning Commission, subject to 10 recommended conditions made by the citys planning staff. According to Roy Gibson, planning staff member who made the variance application presentation to the commission, Gigi Design Group on behalf of the Moonshadow Property Owners Association was seeking approval to replace the existing surface which had become nearly impermeable over the years. But according to commissioner Dr. Phillip Marks, it was obvious that the owners of the condominium complex did not take steps to mitigate the problem, and that the issue with the condition of the driveways may have been avoided with proper maintenance. Fellow commissioner Chuck Ketteman asked Gibson if the city was seeing a trend toward applications to replace crushed shell rock surfaces with permeable pavers, and Gibson acknowledged that it had seen many such applications in recent years. While commissioner Tom Krekel lamented the fact that Gigi Design Group only completed three of the seven questions on the variance application, noting that, It isnt our job to do the work for him, Ketteman made a motion to approve the application, subject to the nine conditions recommended by the planning department as well as an additional condition to require a minimum 20-foot roadway area, as recommended by the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District. Holly Smith seconded the motion. Among the nine conditions for the variance: depth of six inches) from the site. The existing finished grade elevations of the driveways shall be maintained. Upon completion, the applicants engineer shall certify that no adverse hydrological impacts on adjacent properties resulted from the installation of the pavers. mitted on the subject property shall not exceed 51,621 square feet and 63,225 square provided to the city verifying compliance with these limitations. Commissioners voted 7-0 in favor of granting the variance application.

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7 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Permitted, Conditional U ses Reviewed By Commissionby Jeff L ysiakPlanning commissioners, facing what will likely be a long series of discussions related to the commer cial redevelopment study, began talking about what businesses might be appropriate for Sanibel and what businesses might not both currently and in the near future during Tuesdays commission meeting.Director of Planning Jimmy Jordan, as directed by the city council following their June 6 meeting, was asked to bring per mitted uses, interconnectivity and parking as topics for further review and discussion by the planning commission. According to Jordan, commissioners were requested to: and conditional commercial uses in the Land Development Code. uses that were never moved forward, nor pursued in the past, because they were not a permitted or conditional use that was listed. that may need to be removed or added to the current list of permitted and conditional uses. Jordan handed each of the comtional commercial uses within the Land Development Code. The commissioners will review the list, make recommendations to keep or change the use, and provide additional comments along the right line and decide what should be permitted and what should be conditional, it will take us a month, said chairman Michael Valiquette. During a brief discussion, Jordan uses that have been inquired about in the past but were never moved forward nor pursued because they are not specifically listed in the Land Development Code as either a permitted or conditional use: than two similar uses) for onsite consumption) Commissioner Chuck Ketteman noted that perhaps the commission should prepare a list of amenities that the City of Sanibel should offer its residents, such as a retirement facility the likes of Talmage and Dr. Phillip Marks noted that undesirable businesses or services such as tattoo parlors or escort services might not appear on a list of amenities to be offered on the island. So you think we should steer our selves toward making a list of things we dont want or wouldnt allow? asked Tom Krekel, a query his fellow commissioners agreed to. In addition, the panel requested that Jordan submit letters to several cities similar to Sanibel including Mount Dora, Aspen and Nantucket asking for their citys permitted use regulations. Commissioners were requested to complete their own homework on the permitted and conditional commercial weeks for review and conduct further review on the commercial redevelopment at their July 23 meeting. July D iaper D riveW located on Sanibel, has partnered with Destiny Ministries of adult and childrens diapers for their July Diaper Drive. non-profit charity that supplies diapers to our local student moms, medically challenged/special needs children under 4 years old, adults and the elderly. In over one million diapers to our most fragile and vulnerable population here in event, they distribute baby backpacks filled with diapers, baby wipes, clothing vouchers, baby toys and other baby products to first-time student moms. Please bring in your diaper donations seven days a week. Debbie Jenks Sickels, stated that they will be a collection site for deductable financial donation is preferred, we can also count the dollar amount as one diaper for every 32 cents. Checks and dropped off at Waterside Inns front office during normal business hours. Any donation large or small is needed. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday Phone # 239-472-5777 Showroom Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101Administrative Ofces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20138 No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Mark West Pinot Noir Great of Cigars and THE One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Tanqueray Gin Crown Royal BIG BOOK SALE Buy 1 book and get 1 book at 50% off* July 12-July 19, 2013 *In store only. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions. 1571 Periwinkle Way. Sanibel, FL. 33957 239472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Summer Reading Program Going Strong At LibraryDuring the summer, island youth can be found at the Sanibel Public Library. The kids are Reading For Others! Each participant keeps track of their reading time during the eight-week summer break and participates in challenges that Barb Dunkle, Youth Librarian, sets up for them. The children earn books for their reading and challenge work, not only for themselves, but also for the Childrens Hospital. The goal set for this year is to earn 1,000 books for the Childrens Hospital. The popular program encourages reading skills and charity. The Summer Reading Program is not all work for the kids they are invited to attend weekly programs at the library. Some favorite programs are Magic by John, Tampa Taiko (interactive drumming), Alliance for the Arts and John Storms World of Reptiles. The programs are held on Tuesday afternoons at 3 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Upcoming programs are John Storms World of Reptiles on July 16 and Lets Make Ice Cream on July 23. During the July 23 program, the library will make a presentation to the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored in part by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its generous donors. To contact the foundation or to contribute, call 472-2483. Youth Librarian Barb Dunkle, right, helps makes preparations for another activity Youngsters follow the instructions of an acting coach from the Alliance of the ArtsShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201310 Summer Arts Campers Paint, Dance And SingEvery Friday, campers enrolled in BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp end their weekly lessons by taking the stage to perform in an afternoon recital, which is followed by a display of their latest artwork. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend the peformance to discover how creative their kids can be. Recent classes included Paint like a Master: Landscapes and Portraits led by instructor Jane Hudson and Irish Step Dance with instructors from Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy. Upcoming BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp activities include daily lessons in painting, dance, puppetry, improvisational acting, music appreciation and folk art as well as general arts and crafts. Professional artists/educators provide challenging art classes to develop childrens artistic skills and explore their creative potential. Middle and high school students have the option to attend camp solely as a student or select to participate in the fine arts apprentice program, spending half the day as a student and the other half assisting instructors of K classes as a volunteer to receive community service hours. Upcoming middle and high school courses include dance, photography with instructor David Meardon and painting with instructor Lisa Gould who teaches classes such as Watercolor: Learn the basics and then let your imagination take off! Gould will also teach one week of 3-D sculpture classes, where she will help students create relief hangings and in-the-round sculptures. Tracey Kinnunen joins BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp as a music teacher and she will be introducing campers to an array of unusual instruments. Erin McCourt, the resident scenic artist at Florida Repertory Theatre will be introducing the younger campers to homemade crafts and new painting techniques. Kinnunen and McCourt will also work with theater instructor Angie Koch and her students to add music and help create more elaborate scenery into the weekly Friday theater productions. BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp is held weekly through July 26 and runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition for campers entering grades K through 5 in the fall is $130 per week, while middle and high school tuition is $80 per week. Tuition assistance is available; contact BIG ARTS for an application. BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp Sponsors are: Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, LAT Foundation and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. To sign up, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or visit www.BIGARTS.org. 1975-2019 periwinkle way ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Artwork by Grace Ireland (butterfly and flower) and Clay Robinson (abstract) ArtworkMeagan Brown (elephant), Maria Angelino (cheetah), Callie Flanagan (seahorse), Meagan Brown (flowers), Jacob Lemmon (brown house) BIG ARTS campers march in their original play, The Big Parade Irish dance instructor Jamie Knaub instructing the class

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11 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Get Back To The Beach With The BIG A RTS Community PlayersBIG ARTS Community Players will bring the Jersey Shore to Southwest Florida in the interactive musical Jersey Girls. Produced and performed by a troupe of community theater members, the show will feature popular oldies as several groups of girls compete during a 1960s radio show competition held on a New Jersey boardwalk. The radio show is a battle of the bands contest for several allgirl groups. Competing for the title of Jersey Girls are the Marvels from Cape May County, the Lady Rascals from Bergen County, the Stone Ponies from Monmouth County, the Tonettes from Essex County and the Linden Lovelies from Union County. Presented by the Herb Strauss Theater, tickets are now on sale. Adults are $15, children 17 and under are $5. Order online at www.BIGARTS.org, call 4726862 or 395-0900. Jersey Girls co-writer and director June Kocs latest production came about because her husband Jack adores the 1960s era of music. With her husband as the historian, Koc and Nancy Fueyo channeled their mutual love for Seaside Heights into a musical about the popular Jersey Shore boardwalk and the music performed during that era. The Jersey Girls cast includes Anna Anderson, Noelle Aparte, Russell Bias, Sabrina Chantel, Gia Corbeil, Sarah Daigle, Linda Fazioli, Anna Grilli, Scott Knop, Lisa Kuchinski, Shelley Sanders and Tyler Young. The production features direction and stage managing by June Koc, choreography by Bobbi Frasca, props and costume design by Ana Perez, musical direction by Nancy Fueyo, historical research by Jack Koc, and lighting and sound design by BIG ARTS Technical Director Adam Trummel. Jersey Girls will be performed at the Herb Strauss Theater on Friday, July 12, Saturday, July 13, Wednesday, July 17, Thursday, July 18, Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. All shows are at 8 p.m. The Herb Strauss Theater is at 2200 Periwinkle Way. The Community Players welcome volunteers to work on all aspects of production, both on stage and behind-the-scenes. The Players provide local live theater, performed for the community, by the community. For more information about volunteering, call 395-0900 or email info@BIGARTS.org. Nancy Fueyo June Koc To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201312 www.SynergySportswear.com WOOSTER TVSERVING SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA FOR OVER 35 YEARSTelevision Sales and Service Competitive Pricing Free Delivery Fast, Friendly Service2422 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel FL 33957239-472-1133woostertv@embarqmail.com www.woostertv.com BOATRENTALSDolphin Watching 472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.comSanibel Beauty Salon Free OPI polish and Heavenly Silk hand lotion with Mani/Pedi and coupon Sanibels First Beauty/Barber est. 1951 Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 13 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Summer Hours : Monday thru Saturday 10am to 4pmwww.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island FISH Cooking With Kids A Delicious SuccessTwelve young chefs brought together fun, nutrition and education to create a three-course meal at the FISH of Sanibel, Inc. Cooking With Kids program. FISH started the program last year to motivate and empower children to make healthy food choices through hands-on nutritional education activities. The event took place on June 20 at the St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church kitchen on Sanibel, and was taught by Celia Hill, a County Extension Agent IV from the Lee County Extension of University of Florida/IFAS. Children, ages 3 through 18, prepared a delicious and nutritious meal of fruit and greens appetizer, crunchy baked chicken fingers with honey mustard dipping sauce, Back row, from left, Adrian Strauss (holding sister Scarlett), facilitator Celia Hill, Maria Swiersz, Sara Swiersz and Jeovanno Lozano; middle row, DJ Jenkins, Annelisa Swiersz, Jordan McKee, David Lozano and Lizzie Swiersz; front row, Ty Strauss and Yuan Bohmayeg Jordan McKee and DJ Jenkins carefully measured the ingredients Celia Hill, Annelisa Swiersz and Adrian Strauss prepare the fruit and greens appetizer

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13 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013green beans with house seasoning, steamed carrots with homemade butter, and banana pudding parfait. Participants get to explore, prepare and enjoy fresh, affordable foods. They discover that good food is delicious and that learning how to prepare and cook nutritious meals is an important way to take care of your self, and even your family. During the event, Hill used foods available from the FISH Food Pantry to teach the children and their parents/guardians about the importance of a balanced diet. Once the meal was prepared, everyone got an opportunity to taste their kitchen creations. The event at the Cooking With Kids program was very successful, and we hope our young chefs enjoyed cooking with their families and friends, said Christine Swiersz, FISH Program Director. Thank you to all who helped facilitate this exciting evening, and to St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church for being a great host. Jeovanni Lozano and Maria Swiersz mix up the main course Juan Bohmayeg prepares banana slices Sara Swiersz says, Eating is the best part! 1200 Periwinkle Way (239) 472-1998 Full Liquor Sanibels Italian Kitchen $2.50 OFFPresent this ad to your server. Must be seated prior to 5:30 p.m. Not valid on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon or discount. Expires 7/17/13The purchase of each adult entree. $8.00 OFF $25 or more. CHEFS SPECIALSScallops Carbonara Grouper Portofinofresh sea scallops sauteed with onions, bacon, sundried tomatoes and green peas in a parmesan cheese sauce. chargrilled, topped with mushrooms, spinach, red onions and a lemon butter sauce. Old Chub Scotch Ale Colorado Toasty Coconut Porter Orlando Florida Avenue IPA Tampa Rollin Dirty Red Ale Tampa Orange Blossom Pilsner Orlando Red Hook, Audible Ale NH

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201314 Tarpon Bay Explorers A nd D ing D arling Host S uccessful Y outh Fishing Event With S WFASOn June 29, a group of 15 teenagers from Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) joined Tarpon Bay Explorers and refuge ranger Becky Wolff for a day of fishing on Tarpon Bay. The day started with skills stations, where the kids learned how to tie fishing knots, properly don personal flotation devices, cast net and all about the fish and invertebrates in the aquarium and touch tank exhibit. Then they headed out on pontoon boats to see what they could catch. Just as the captains were maneuvering out of the harbor, a manatee was sighted. For several of the teens, this was the first time they had ever seen a manatee, so there was much excitement before the fishing even began. During the two hours, the groups fished they caught lots of trout, snapper, ladyfish, pinfish, jacks and a mackerel. Teams returned at noon to enjoy hot dogs grilled by George Schnapp of George & Wendys Seafood Grille. The teens were happy to brag to each other and the staff and volunteers about all of their catches. Then, each participant got to take home a bag of goodies donated by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, including a brand new fishing pole. Everyone had a wonder ful day and the kids were very appreciative. The annual youth fishing event is made possible by all the great sponsors: Tarpon Bay Explorers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, The Bait Box, Caloosa Wholesale, The Sanibel-Captiva Fishing Club, Lexington Fishing Club, Shallow Bait and Dale Shirley. If you know a group of deserving youth who may benefit from a youth fishing event, contact Wendy Schnapp at 472-8900. For more information about the tours and rentals offered by Tarpon Bay Explorers, visit www. tarponbayexplorers.com. Tarpon Bay Explorers staff members go over some safety rules with teens from SWFAS Teenagers from SWFAS went fishing in Tarpon Bay on June 29 Wendy and George served up hot dogs for the teens Volunteers, staff and sponsors of Youth Fishing Day at Tarpon Bay Explorers

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15 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013Plant SmartOleanderby Gerri ReavesOleander (Nerium oleander) is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub commonly used as a screen or barrier. It has been a favorite of developers for decades because it fills landscape space for little investment. A native to coastal regions of the Mediterranean, this member of the dogbane family has high salt tolerance, another characteristic that makes it adaptable to South Florida. A fast grower and easily propagated, it typically reaches about 15 feet with an almost equal width. It can be pruned to grow as a tree. Left unshaped, it becomes rather scraggly. The leaves are narrow, pointed and stiff. Up to 10 inches long, they usually grow in whorls of three. The showy clusters of flowers are white, pink, salmon, pale yellow or red. Some plants produce double-petaled flowers. Flowers measures two to three inches across and bloom most of the year, more plentifully in the warmer months and in full sun. The slender brown pods are about six inches long. Take caution with oleander: The entire plant, including the sap, is very toxic to both humans and animals if ingested. The glycosides it contains affect the heart with a digitalislike effect and cause other alarming reactions as well. The deaths of horses, cows and even flamingoes from ingestion of oleander leaves have been recorded. Bees that gather a sufficient amount of nectar from the flowers produce poisonous honey. Care should be taken even with cuttings used for floral arrangements because of the sap. The fumes from the burning plant are toxic and food cooked over it is poisonous. Especially sensitive people are adversely affected by being in the same room as the flowers. Oleander is prone to several diseases, including aphids, scales, oleander caterpillar, witches broom and mushroom root-rot. Sources: Flowering Trees of Florida by Mark K. Stebbins; Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes by the South Florida Water Management District; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan; Plants Poisonous to People in Florida and Other Warm Areas by Julia F Morton; and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Multiple branches flare out from the base Oleanders clusters of flowers bloom most of the year photos by Gerri Reaves Two fun-filled Happy Hours daily Celebrate the opening of our new restaurants, Turtles, Sea Breeze Caf and Waterview. After Happy Hour, join us for a delicious dinner!Register to WIN a complimentary weekend for two at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa during Sanibel Summerfest. Visit www.SundialResort.com for complete entertainment schedule. For additional information, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Celebrating Sanibel Summerfest For your entertainment enjoyment, Sanibel & Captivas own Danny Morgan Performing Fridays in July at Turtles from 1-4 pm and at Sea Breeze Caf from 6-9 pm Live entertainment in Sea Breeze Caf every Friday and Saturday from 6-9 and at Turtles every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 Island Join us for our BBQ Blowout every Saturday until Labor Day from 12-4 poolside at Turtles Caf

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201316 Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday, July 12thMarty Stokes & The Captiva Blues Band Monday, July 15thBilly Metts 5-8pmFriday, July 19thBilly Metts 8-11pm Every Thursday Karaoke Ladies Night-SaturdaysJuly 13th Robby Hutto 9pm-12am 1/2 Price Drinks for LadiesTil We Run Out*Every Tuesday $18 Prime Rib* Every Wednesday $18 Snow Crab Legs* George & Wendys Seafood GrilleFREEDRINK*11am-4pm Daily Through July 31stYour Choice of Beverage FREE w/purchase of lunch entre & coupon* George & Wendys Seafood Grille George & Wendys Seafood Grille w/purchase of lunch entre & coupon* w/purchase of lunch entre & coupon* George & Wendys Seafood Grille George & Wendys Seafood Grille w/purchase of lunch entre & coupon* rf ntbnrr bb bb rtttn Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013 The Darker The Beach, The Brighter Their FutureIndependence Day is upon us, and while most people associate barbeques and fireworks with the holiday, it also marks the beginning of sea turtle hatching season. July is the busiest month for sea turtles on Sanibel and Captiva. Adult females are still coming ashore to nest and the nests that have been incubating for the last two months begin to hatch. This makes the beach a busy place at night. Sea turtles are very sensitive to light. Light on the beach can prevent adult females from nesting and can cause hatchlings to crawl away from the Gulf. Hatchlings are especially vulnerable to becoming trapped in holes or beach stuff left out overnight. If you visit the beach, especially at night, we ask that you keep a few things in mind to keep our beaches sea turtle friendly: If you happen to see a sea turtle, keep a respectful distance (at least 150 feet) and watch quietly. It is a rare experience, and one to be treasured. Sea turtle hatchlng making its way towards the water Dolphin Seen Playing With Food rom Island Sun reader Jessica Monosmith: I live in Mariner Point, and today I witnessed a beautiful dolphin swimming in the canal. This picture shows him playing with his food. I hope you enjoy it! Dolphin and fish

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17 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: American Alligatorby Patricia MolloyA Sanibel resident noticed a twoto three-foot alligator on a sidewalk alongside a busy island road. Understanding that reptiles bask in the sun in order to maintain a healthy body temperature, but alarmed by the fact that the reptile was so close to traffic, the concerned citizen kept a close eye on it (at a safe distance). After two days without movement, he notified CROW, which promptly sent two first responders to the scene. We suspected a car hit her, said Jordan Donini, assistant wildlife rehabilitator. Dr. Heather Barron ordered radiographs be taken, which came back negative for bone fractures and hemorrhaging. We really didnt know what was wrong, Donini continued, but the patient was really anemic with a low protein count. As a precaution, we dewormed her and started her on antibiotics. A wild American alligator (Alligator mississippiensi) grows at a rate of approximately one foot per year based upon food availability, making the alligator currently at CROW a twoto threeyear-old female. Many scientists estimate the American alligator to be more than 150 million years old; an extraordinary feat when you consider that dinosaurs, their prehistoric contemporaries, became extinction 65 million years ago. Like all reptiles, alligators are ectothermic, more commonly referred to as cold-blooded. While convalescing at the clinic, she spends much of her time soaking in a shallow kiddie tub where she also takes her meals. The staff has built a ramp for her so that she can climb out of the tub and bask under a nearby heat lamp as needed. After a month at the wildlife clinic, her physical condition has begun to improve and her energy level is returning rapidly. She is eating like a pig on a diet of smelt, so shes doing a lot better. Shes extremely feisty, Donini added with a grin while she audibly hissed as I entered the reptile room. As soon as Dr. Heather feels assured that this patient, #1594, has fully regained her health, she will be placed into an educational facility; CROW is prohibited by federal law to release an alligator back into the wild. Dr. Heather is currently searching diligently for a reputable facility to accept this extraordinary reptile. 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 PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. This female alligator is currently kept in the reptile room of the clinic. The water in her kiddie tub must be drained and refilled daily to ensure that dangerous bacteria does not develop. She spends most of her time basking under a nearby heat lamp. S D Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201318 A Week Of Bad Weather Keeps Anglers Insideby Capt. Matt MitchellTrying to get out on the water for most of this week was made difficult by a steady stream of tropical moisture and thunderstorms moving in from the south. Storms could pop up at just about any time of day and with dangerous lightning, most days were just not safe to get out and wet a line. Things did clear up a little for the holiday weekend, which is the last busy weekend on the water until Labor Day in September. Most anglers seemed happy that the rains of the week had quit and they had a chance to get out and fish. Once back on the water, fishermen where greeted with stained dirty water throughout the sound and tough fishing conditions. We did manage a few quality fish over the weekend on my boat but, generally, fishing was much tougher than it had been before the winds and rains of days prior. Pass fishing for catch and release snook was the best bite going on although it was too close to the consistent action before the water got dirtied up. Snook up to 37 inches where caught but it was a matter of putting in your time and really working at it. As our water clears up and conditions get back to normal, fishing will gradually improve. The redfish bite on the higher daytime tides seemed to all happen in a very short tide window, basically the last hour of the high incoming tide. If you could find a shoreline that was not loaded up with other boats and grass, you could manage a few reds if you worked a whole shoreline. Redfish this week ranged in size from 23 to 30 inches. Live tail hooked pinfish thrown up under the roots was the method of choice. Out on the open flats, it was all about trout and blacktip sharks. Action was hit and miss on larger trout but lots of near keeper size trout made for good action if you just wanted to bend a rod. While catching these trout on small pinfish and grunts rigged under a popping cork, small blacktip sharks would crash the party, moving in swarms. Most of the blacktips were in the two-foot range. Gag grouper season opened up July 1 for our region of Florida. I have had reports of some keepers being caught drifting and trolling deep running stretches in and around Captiva and Redfish passes. This week, I plan on targeting the gags on some of my favorite structures in the sound. Large pinfish dropped to the bottom are hard to beat for bait. Most of us anglers have a few secret inshore grouper spots, usually located on manmade structures previously sunk in the bay. When targeting these hard fighting fish, heavy tackle is a must if you want to pull a hard hitting grouper from his home. I go with heavy spinning reels on short tuna style rods. Grouper battles are won and lost in the first 10 feet. After a week of just terrible weather, its just great to be back on the water. Although fishing has not been on fire, it will not take long for the action to rebound. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Gillie Russel and granddaughter Jameson with a quality redfish caught fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint Prices ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life Your Bottom Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices 1 Reservations Required for 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

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19 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Birds Eye ViewAntlionsby Mark Bird WestallWell, you learn something new every day. Have you ever noticed those little dug-out depressions in the sand while walking around the island that look like an ant mound turned upside down? They are made by a little predatory creature called an antlion. They are also sometimes called doodlebugs in North America because of the odd winding, spiraling trails they leave in the sand while looking for a good location to build their traps (the ant mound turned upside down), as these trails look like someone has doodled in the sand. What I didnt know until yesterday was that the creature that makes the traps is actually the larval form of an insect that grows up to look a lot like a damselfly. For years, I had been under the impression that the ferocious-looking antlion (if you have enough patience, you can actually see them and watch them catch ants at the bottom of the sand traps) was more related to spiders than the delicate creature that might have been the inspiration for Tinkerbell. Isnt it fascinating that nature can evolve such a Jekyll and Hyde-type creature for real? I was first introduced to the concept of the antlion while watching Marlin Perkins from Mutual of Omahas Wild Kingdom on TV as a young boy in Indiana. I think Marlin was in the Kalahari Desert of Africa and showed how the Bushmen dug out large traps in the sand to trap lizards and other small creatures of comparable size. This trap was approximately 4 to 6 feet in diameter, dug down into the sand, and a hapless lizard would stumble into the loose sand at the top of the trap, tumbling further and further towards the bottom of the trap as it struggled to escape, allowing the waiting Bushman (who was hiding in the nearby underbrush) to jump into the pit and easily capture his prey. At first, I was impressed with the human intelligence it took to design this type of trap, but then was fascinated when Marlin pointed out that the Bushman was merely copying and modifying the design that the lowly antlion had been following for millions of years. Nature had already worked out this efficient hunting technique and humans were only using their advanced skills in observation to adjust this technique to fit their particular needs. What the Bushmen observed was that the antlion on a much smaller scale built a similar trap in the sand that is usually no more than an inch or two in diameter. Today, I still find it fascinating about how in tune to their surrounding environment the Bushmen are. Think how many times civilized humans walk right over the little depressions in the sand with nothing more than maybe a curious, wondering glance. What the antlion does is bury itself at the bottom of the trap and waits for the unlucky prey to slip over the edge and tumble closer and closer to his waiting pincers. I have even seen the antlion spit sand up at the struggling prey in order to knock it off its feet and cause it to slip closer to the antlions jaws. As the frantic prey becomes increasingly exhausted and eventually comes within reach, the antlion lunges after the hapless prey and dinner is served. What a way to go! Sounds like something out of a miniature horror movie. Worldwide, there are approximately 2,000 species of the antlion and their fossils go all the way back to the Mesozoic, some 150 million years ago. They are most commonly found in sandy habitats, i.e. places like Sanibel, and their larval forms prey mostly on small arthropods, particularly ants... thus, the name. As I mentioned earlier, the adult stage looks more like a damselfly and are not seen very much because they are typically only active in the evening. The adults, when seen, can be differentiated from true damselflies in that they have prominent, atypically clubbed antennae which are about as long as their head and thorax combined. The lifecycle of this type of insect is rather interesting. The antlion begins with oviposition (egg-laying). The female repeatedly taps the sand surface with the tip of her abdomen. She then inserts her abdomen into the sand and lays an egg. The larva which eventually hatches out is the ferocious-appearing creature that lives in the trap. It has three pairs of walking legs, a very plump abdomen and a large, square, flattened head which bears an enormous pair of sickle-like jaws with several sharp, hollow projections. The jaws are formed by the maxillae and mandibles, which within each pincer is enclosed a canal for injecting venom between them. This stage of the animal is also unique among the insects in that it lacks an anus. All of the metabolic waste that is generated is stored and is eventually emitted as meconium (a type of stool) near the end of its pupal stage.continued on page 21 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... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... Are 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? 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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201320 Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! Kali (15) and Scott (11) Chemelewski found an alphabet cone and a true tulip while shelling at Lighthouse Beach recently. Kali scoured the sand in kneedeep water to uncover the alphabet cone. The true tulip, however, was found lying at the waters edge. The Chemelewskis live in Fishers, Indiana with their parents, Pam and John. Shells Found Scott and Kali Chemelewski Tristin and Haily Smith, visiting from Crown Point, Indiana, caught a 19-1/2inch trout while fishing with Capt. Joe Banta on July 2. Fish Caught Tristin and Hailey Smith with Capt. Joe BantaEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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21 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 From page 19Ant LionsAfter the larval stage hatches, it specializes in very small insects, but as it grows larger, it constructs larger pits and thus captures larger prey. Eventually, the larva attains its maximum size and under goes metamorphosis during the pupal stage. In this pupal stage, the antlion is quiescent. The larva makes a globular cocoon of sand stuck together with fine silk spun from a slender spinneret at the posterior end of its body. These cocoons may be buried an inch or so deep in the sand. It remains there for one month, until the completion of the transformation into the sexually mature insect and the whole process starts all over again. The entire length of time from egg-laying to adulthood may take two or three years due to the uncertainty and irregular nature of its ood supply. So, the next time you are out early some morning walking around the Bailey Tract looking for some warblers to observe, take a few moments and lay down next to some of those upside down ant mounds (being careful, of course, to check for fire ants) and watch the antlion do its grisly work. Ill leave it up to you whether or not you help some poor, helpless ant escape that gets caught in the trap. Just remember, the antlions have to eat, too! 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. Wesley James Maxwell was born on July 14, 2012. He visited Sanibel for the first time when he was 3 weeks old. He is in Sanibel again this week, making two visits to his favorite beach before he was 1 year old. He is pictured with his first shell find. S hell Found Wesley James Maxwell Island sheller Mike Gillmore found a Cabrits Murex during the Super Moon recently while shelling Blind Pass on the Captiva side. He was pleasantly surprised to hear that Pam Rambo, blogger for iloveshelling.com, considers it a more rare find than a junonia. S hell Found Mike Gillmore ZAGATZAGAT.COMRated by: Fish Tacos! Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201322 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital cared for 3,583 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 61 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and six percent reptiles. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this half-hour presentation, visitors will see numerous photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show will be held on Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens and free for members and children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility and become familiar with CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby flying squirrels Baby ducklings Since 1976 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Baby spotted skunks Baby bunnies photos courtesy of CROW To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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23 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 River Cruises Return For Summer At Edison FordBeginning Sunday, July 7 and Monday, July 8, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Captiva Cruises will offer short cruises on the Caloosahatchee River and tours of Edison Ford on Sundays and Mondays at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. The cruise and tour is a great way to learn about the ecology and history of the river that the Edison and Ford families explored and fished. In 1886, Thomas Edison purchased 15 acres along the Caloosahatchee and built Seminole Lodge, his stunning winter estate facing the river. He also built a 1,800 foot long wood pier with entertaining areas and a boathouse for his electric launch, the Reliance. Today, visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates will also tour the Caloosahatchee on a modern flat-bottom vessel complete with awnings and the same leisurely travel agenda. The river cruises are a great way to experience the history of this important river and the ecology and environmental significance to Southwest Florida. Cost for Edison Ford members: adults are $20, children 12 and under are $15; non-members: adults are $40, children 12 and under are $30. Admission includes an audio tour of the Edison Ford homes, gardens, lab and museum as well as an historian-led boat cruise of the Caloosahatchee River. Contact Edison Ford for cruise times, ticket information, tour options and to arrange special times and dates for group reservations. River cruises are available on Sunday evenings for sunset cruises, family gatherings, private events and childrens dolphin parties. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information about the site, visit www. edisonfordwinterestates.org. River cruises from Edison Ford return for summer season and include tour of homes, gardens, lab and museum Historian-led river cruises are offered four times daily on Sundays and Mondays WeProudlyBrew TropialOutdoorPatioSeating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our NEW Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant LIVE Famous Stone Crabs Famous Stone Crabs Always Fresh ...Always! ...Always! with our with our Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Always Fresh ...Always Fun!

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201324 Searching For An Octopus In The Nightsubmitted by Elly Rundqwist, Sanibel Sea School camper alumnus and CITAs the sun set over Causeway Island B, Sanibel Sea School campers flooded the water. All week long they had been waiting for this, and dive lights in hand, they went on the search for an octopus in the darkness. Being Octopus Week, we learned all about squids and octopi. We dissected them, seined for them and even camouflaged ourselves like them with paint. During the weekly surfing competition, the Red Soul Surfers won, winning almost every round. The campers also learned about bioluminescence, making glowing artwork out of sea grape leaves. At the beginning of the week, the campers were continued on page 26 During the night snorkel, campers found a sea hare, a cool mollusk that inks like an octopus when threatened Stellen gives himself a squid ink tattoo 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 8PM UNTI L... IslandSun_MAY06 5/17/06 1:35 PM Page 1 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music 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 voted best lunch on the island

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25 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 Summer Happy Hour Daily 4:30-62 For 1 Glasses Of House Wine or Bottle Beer HAPPY HOUR ITALIAN TAPAS APPETIZERS STARTING AT $5TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD (HAPPY HOUR CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER PROMOTION OR DISCOUNT VOUCHERTIP AND TAX ARE NOT INCLUDED) Youth Chorus Seeks New MembersDoes your child like to sing? Community Youth Chorus will be holding weekly rehearsals in Sanibel beginning August 5 at BIG ARTS on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. The chorus is a multicultural music education and performance program for youth that fosters talent, confidence and community. Community Youth Chorus performs at many venues throughout the community including BIG ARTS, Shell Point, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Butterfly Estates, Cape Coral Yacht Club, Alliance for the Arts, Southwest Florida Reading Festival and Bell Tower Shops. Additional performances will be added in Sanibel throughout the year. The chorus is a volunteer, non-profit organization and performs free of charge to help promote fund raising events. Open to all students, age 7-plus, all levels of singing abilities. Singers are taught to sing in two-part harmony and experience a wide variety of musical styles. The repertoire consists of upbeat, easily recognizable songs that are fun to sing. There is no tuition charge to belong to the chorus. Auditions are not required, but it is necessary to register. To register your child or schedule a performance, contact the director, Debby Dorr, at pianodorr@gmail.com or 834-1899. Visit the Community Youth Chorus website at www.communityyouthchorus.com. Community Youth Chorus

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201326 From page 24Octopus In The Nightgiven the perfect introduction to octopi and squid by dissecting them in teams of two to three. Together they inspected them closely, finding parts like the beak, their gills, and the ink sac. They also took the pen of the squids what is left of their mollusk shell inside their body dipped it in the ink, and painted on their hands and paper. Did you know that squids actually have 10 tentacles and octopus have eight? Squids have two longer tentacles and eight arms. On Wednesday night, it was the original plan to take a night snorkel, but due to weather instability, it was moved to Thursday. All together, we met at Causeway Island B. We fitted campers and parents alike to snorkels, and then set out in groups lead by counselors. We saw an array of creatures, from sea robins to a family of seahorses in the grasses of the bay. When the night was over, and it was time for all of us to come ashore, we were purples lipped and shaky. Stories will be told for weeks to come of dolphins and jellies. One of the Big Three rules of SX3 (Sanibel Sea School) is to have fun, right? How could one not have fun when playing a game like Capture The Fish (Capture The Flag but in the water) or building a to scale sand sculpture of a colossal squid? Day groups paired up, and headed into the water. The games were intense, and most were strategically plotted out. We stealthily hid behind out hats, traded rash guards, and some of us even cut deals with members of the opposing team. When making the giant squid, people measured out the 48 foot long creature, and then piled sand atop the base. We covered the tentacles with arch shells, giving the resemblance of suckers, and used seaweed to make the eyes. A giant squids eye is about the size of a coconut or basketball. Thats like the size of someones head! They have the biggest known eyes in the animal kingdom. When the sand was packed tight, and it was clearly a model of a giant squid, we herded the campers on the bus, just missing the rainstorm coming our way. At the end of the week, campers were saddened to leave the new friends they had made. For campers, this was just the start of an oncoming love for the sea. But for others, it created the bond for a lifetime. S S W A M S, F M Brf, FLFLORIDAPIRATECRUISE.COM 800-776-3258S C P P Cf F Sr B$5 OFFWITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY LIMIT 4 PEOPLE EXPIRES: 07/26/13 SUN13 S hell Museum Trip To Chub Cay A Huge S uccessA group of nature and shelling enthusiasts recently returned from this years trip to Chub Cay, Bahamas, sponsored by The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum. The annual seven-day trip to one of the Bahamas most impressive shelling locations was led by tour guides Dr. Gary Schmelz, a biologist, and Anne Joffe, past president of the museum board and owner of She Sells Sea Shells on Sanibel. The participants, most of them seasoned shellers and one person who was completely new to the experience, arrived in the Bahamas and greeted by gorgeous weather. They spent three days shelling with tour guides, and everyone collected lots of shells and was very happy with the variety. Joffe joked that due to weight restrictions, they sometimes have to leave behind some of their clothes so that they can come back with treasures they had collected instead. Additionally, the group brought a small glass aquarium on the trip. They filled it with fresh saltwater, and bring live creatures that they find on their excursions so they can view them in action at night and up close. They take the opportunity to learn about them, have a discussion, take pictures and then release them back out into the water the next day. They identify a large variety of different shells and keep records of what they find and collect. If Joffe and Schmelz find shells that others were unable to find, they share them with the group. While Chub Cay has been a great shelling destination for the tour for several years, they are planning to go to Crooked Island, Bahamas for next years trip to change things up. Everybody had a great time, Joffe said. What really makes this trip very unique is that we treat this as an educational experience. Gary presents differ ent talks every night, shells, history of Bahamas, what lives on the reefs, and the local flora and fauna. So participants not only get to shell, they get to learn about the history and the environment of the area they are exploring. Front row, from left, Sandy Herman, Anne Joffe, Georgia Plumb, Carol Saunders, Linda Powers and Vicki Ross; back row, David Herman, Gary Schmelz, Connie Miller, David Joffe, Pat Rosenquist, Linda Edinburg, Bernice Schmelz and Rita Stonehouse Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! 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27 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 New Business of the Year 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Gift Cards Available Call 239472 -4559 TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events Diving The USS Mohowk Memorial Reef28 nautical miles west of Sanibel, with the main deck less than 60 feet below sea level, the USS Mohawk Memorial Reef is an ideal diving location for beginning and advanced divers photo by Michael Heider and Patricia Molloy Mermaid Sighted At Blind PassA mermaid named Brenna was spotted near the rocks at Blind Pass on June 28. Visiting children asked the friendly mermaid to pose for a few pictures, and she happily complied. Brenna the mermaid Brenna the mermaid, lounging on the rocks at Blind Pass

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201328 #ZebraFroYo ZebraFrozenYogurt.com FRAPPS SMOOTHIES HURRICANES COFFEE & TEA 11am 9pm In the Baileys Center Corner of Tarpon Bay Rd & Periwinkle Way With his project The Sinking World, Andreas Franke brings a strange, forgotten underwater world back to life and stages realms of an unprecedented kind www.TheSinkingWorld.com Sanibel-Captiva Art League Sanibel-Captiva Art League Members ShowFor a cool respite during our lovely sunny afternoons, you are invited to the Sanibel Public Library on Dunlop Road to see the Sanibel-Captiva Art Leagues Annual Members Art Show. There are over 50 original paintings by skilled artists in a variety of media with different interesting subjects and creative compositions. Featured are local scenes painted during the weekly Paint-outs. Many artists new to Florida soon learn they must modify their paint palette and change to Florida colors because the light and hue here often appear more vibrant than in northern states. Outdoor Paint-outs are always a favorite among the participating artists, members and guests alike. Other meeting places include Bowmans Beach, Blind Pass, the Lighthouse and JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Tourists enjoy observing the artists create extraordinary interpretations of local scenes. Seasonally each Thursday morning, the artists meet at a different island location to paint and then gather for lunch and a critique. The variety of individual styles fascinates everyone at these encouraging critiques. Many of the scenic paintings are shown in local galleries throughout the year and are favored by viewers who wish to purchase a little of the islands to take back north. For more information and library hours, call 472-2483 or log on to www.sanlib. org. For Art League information, write to P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957 or log on to www.sancapart.com. More photos page 30 Mike Moukios Mary Klunk Neil Glaser Terry Shattuck Ann Bischoff

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29 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 A Midsummer N ights S ing To Benefit Families In N eedHungry families and children out of school for the summer will benefit from an evening of music and fellowship at the 16th annual A Midsummer Nights Sing, presented by First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The event, planned for Tuesday, July 23, at First Presbyterian Church at 2438 Second St. in downtown Fort Myers, will be a 90-minute performance of hymns, instrumentalists and special guests beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free, although voluntary cash donations and cans of non-perishable food will be accepted to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries (CCMI The Soup Kitchen). CCMI Executive Director Tracey Galloway said CCMI is delivering local, fresh, nutritious food this summer to Lee County families in need through mobile food pantries. About 2,000 children and families will benefit from the summer program. During the school year, children often receive their only meals of the day at school. We need to help The Soup Kitchen by donating as much canned goods and cash donations as we can to keep these pantries going, said First Presbyterians pastor Rev. Paul deJong. CCMI provided food and other services to 10,250 people last year. There are even more families who need our help. Do what God would want you to do and give what you can, Rev. deJong said. CCMI was started by First Presbyterian Church in 1984 to help alleviate hunger and suffering in Lee County. The church has continued to support its ministry there by providing volunteers in The Soup Kitchen and delivering hot meals to homebound seniors. Hymn Sing organizer Sam Galloway, Jr., has made feeding the hungry part of his lifes work. Our community has done so much to help our neighbors, but we need to do even more. If we each just gave the equivalent of what we would spend on a meal either at home or in a restaurant those few dollars could feed a family of four for an entire week. Galloway said. He has arranged for refrigerated trucks to deliver food to neighborhoods that have the greatest food needs. Tracey Galloway said those trucks will be going to North Fort Myers this summer because of additional support from Lee County government. Galloway annually sponsors the popular Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing as part of the Edison Festival of Light in February. Because more than 4,000 people attend Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing in the winter, organizers planned A Midsummer Nights Sing to allow more local residents to experience the same type of activity during the less crowded summer months. The First Presbyterian Chancel Choir and friends will be featured during the evening, which will include sing-a-longs of well-known hymns. A Midsummer Nights Sing is the second of three hymn sings sponsored annually by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The other two are Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing in February and the Holiday Carol Sing in December. All three events benefit CCMI. For more information, call 334-2261 or visit www.fpcfortmyers.org. From the 2012 A Midsummer Nights Sing: Rev. Paul deJong, minister of First Presbyterian Church; A Midsummer Nights Sing organizer Sam Galloway, Jr.; and song leader Doug Molloy. Soloist Beth Wininger sings Something Beautiful VIP Hours A t S anibel Public L ibraryTeens and tweens take over the Sanibel Public Library on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. as part of the Summer Reading Program. The library is open only to teens and tweens, aged sixth grade and up for this special VIP After-Hours Program (no parents allowed), the library is closed and crafts, treats and activities are available for the kids. Youth Librarian Barb Dunkle and staff members are on hand to assist in the activities which this summer include a Mystery Dinner, Scavenger Hunt and Ice Cream Party. The kids all participate in the Summer Reading Program, Reading For Others!, earning books for the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. For additional information, call 472-2483. Teens and tweens get the VIP treatment at the Sanibel Public Library on Tuesday nights Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Full Bar

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201330 MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort Myers Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceTUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-8pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA & 10 WINGS $17.99VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. LIMIT 1 COUPON PER CUSTOMER. EXPIRES 07-19-13COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y NOW SERVING SOFT SERVE FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM Rita Mach Skoczen Kathy Taylor Sylvia J Kasparie Vreni Schen Gloria Krekel Pat Baker Rita McLain Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildThe Bookwormby Vince FaraoneI Slither, Slide Through The Pages Slither, Slide Through The Ages Gorge Myself With Paper Knowledge Professors Spout In Every College Bloated Now With The Wisdom Of Ages Deoured From Immortal Pages All I Have, I Must Confess, A Stomach Ache Quite In Distress, And Not An Ounce Of Wisdom!Vince Faraone is a retired college professor from the School of Education of Long Island University, New York. A full-time resident of Sanibel, he enjoys reading and writing poetry. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week, individual work will be showcased.

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rfn BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 21, NO. 3 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JULY 12, 2013 BSECTIONGopher T ortoise Panel D ebuts A long S anibel-Captiva Roadby Jeff L ysiakLocated next to the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club/ Sanibel Bicycle Clubs gazebo and rest stop on Sanibel-Captiva Road, a new information panel featuring one of the islands most popular residents the gopher tortoise was installed last week. The multi-purpose sign, which features adult and juvenile images of gopher tortoises as well as photographs of their habitats, species they share their burrows with and a map showing the range of the species, was produced on behalf of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland, speaking before a group of 18 students from The Maret School, visiting Sanibel for the 26th time in the past three decades, officially dedicated the information panel on July 3. Several students spoke about how impressed they were with the islands dedication to protecting gopher tortoises. Its kinda cool that you can learn so much about this species right here on this sign, said Danny Rodriguez, a senior at the Washington, DC high school. Im working for a few weeks over at CROW, grazing the gopher tor toises as they rehab. Theyre a really cool animal I like how it burrows. Fellow student Annalise Ajmani hadnt seen a gopher tortoise in person yet, but hoped to by the time she leaves Sanibel in a few weeks. Having a sign like this right near the bike path is great, said Ajmani. Its easy to read and the information is really interesting. Im amazed to learn about peoples desire to interfere with it, and knowing that they shouldnt is really important. Pat Appino, who began working as a gopher tortoise rehabilitator at CROW in 2007, started as a part-time volunteer at the refuge in 2011. She was excited to see the information panel become a reality, noting that the more people know about gopher tortoises, the better it will be for their survival on the islands. At first, I just was observing them walking and rehabbing. But then, you begin to notice subtle little things they do, like in their eating habits, said Appino. Since 2007, Ive done quite a few releases, which is our ultimate goal at CROW. Gopher tortoises grow on average to be about a foot long and weigh between 25 and 30 pounds. They reach sexual maturity between 12 and 15 years of age, when their shells are about nine inches long. They will typically nest between April and July, where a clutch of four to seven eggs will be laid. Eggs hatch after 80 to 90 days. Hatchlings are one to two inches long; they grow approximately threequarters of an inch per year. Gopher tortoises can live up to nearly 100 years. Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland, right, pictured with members of The Maret School at the official dedication of a gopher tortoise information panel, located next to the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club/Sanibel Bicycle Clubs gazebo on Sanibel-Captiva Road Pat Appino and Toni Westland stand next to the new gopher tortoise panel photos by Jeff Lysiak Information on the gopher tortoise panel includes photographs of adult and juvenile tortoises, key facts and statistics about the species and interactive QR codes

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2B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Hortoons Rotary Happenings submitted by S hirley J ewellSanibel-Captiva Rotary welcomed our new club president, Scot Congress, to the podium this week. As Dr. Phil likes to say, This is not his first rodeo. This is Congress second time in the saddle; he was club president 10 years ago. You can tell by the way he conducted his first meeting as president of the club that this will be a great year for Rotary. The club budget for the year has already been set and an exploratory committee has been formed to research future partnerships with other Rotary clubs. The focus will be on sustainable projects that can make a difference in the lives of others. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary also welcomed back Dr. Steve Maxwell, a founding member of our club in 1978-79. He was the guest speaker. Although he is not currently a member of our club, Maxwell continues to be involved with Rotary through his work as Rotary Interact advisor at Cape Coral High School. Rotary Interact Clubs promote, teach and develop ethical leadership skills primarily to high school students. Advisors to this club demonstrate how individuals can live the Rotary motto of Service Above Self by becoming a helpful and respectful member of society. Maxwells Rotary life began in 1968 as an Interact member himself. The Rotary motto has been a roadmap in Maxwells life ever since. After receiving his doctorate in higher education policy and management from Florida State University, Maxwell spent 30 years in state and local government with a varied career serving the state of Florida as a public official and educator. He served in city/county government, he worked as a state CSE investigator and as principal of a state training facility. As an appointed government public official, Maxwell has served as the chairman of Lee Countys Industrial Development Authority and as an emeritus member for the Florida Supreme Courts Board of Bar Examiners. Maxwell is presently serving as a governors appointee as a commission member of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC). Maxwells appointment to the Florida Judicial Commission (an independent agency) brings a challenging responsibility in overseeing the ethical practices of our elected Florida judges. Cases involve alleged misconduct by Florida state judges or involuntary retirement of a judge due to illness. Maxwell said the judicial commission has 15 members. Two must be district court of appeal judges, two must be circuit court judges and two must be county court judges. Four must be registered voters who also are lawyers, chosen by the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar. The final five must be non-lawyers who are registered voters, chosen by the governor. Maxwell is in that final category. Cases presented to the commission can vary but mostly deal with misconduct. The JQC is divided into two panels; an investigative panel that acts much like a prosecutor, and a hear ing panel that acts much like a panel of judges reviewing the case. Judges accused of misconduct often are represented by a private attorney. Recent investigations included a judge running a private business (ministry) from the bench, a judge whose questionable decisions included case decisions that would profit her boyfriend, and a judge who fell asleep during court. There is a process for complaints and anyone can bring a complaint to the commission through a confidential report form found on the Internet. There is an investigation of the complaint and probable cause, a hearing and trial date are set. Maxwell also is an adjunct professor at Edison State College and is a recognized scholar in public administration serving as an editorial board member for the Public Administration Quarterly and the Journal of Public Affairs Education. The Government Financial Officers Association (GOFA) has recently reappointed Maxwell to serve as a budget reviewer for their organization. Many of these appointments are volunteer positions. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at scot@scongress.com. Dr. Steve Maxwell D emocratic Womens Club To Meet A ugust 10The Democratic Womens Club of Lee County will have as its featured speaker at the Saturday, August 10 meeting Dr. Maureen McKenna, Phd, candidate for President of the Democratic Womens Club of Florida. Dr. McKenna is retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor with veterans with service-connected disabilities as well as a nationwide trainer and training coordinator for the Central Office of the Veterans Benefits Administration. She received her doctorate at the University of Maryland in Counselor Education. In addition, she is Past-President of the Highlands County Democratic Womens Club, is a Precinct Captain and has initiated a College Democratic Club at the South Florida State College. Maureen has served the Democratic Womens Club of Florida by performing in the position of Credentialing Chair, Legislative Chair and is currently 1st Vice President. Maureen serves as board member on the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. She has recently been appointed by Allison Tant, FDP Chair, to the FDP Legislative Committee. She lives in Highlands County with her father. The topic of Dr. McKennas speech will be on National Equality Day (August 26). The day is proclaimed each year by the U.S. President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women across the country through the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Fort Myers, at the northeast corner of College Parkway and Summerlin Road. A lunch will be served following the meeting, available at a cost of $18 per person. Visitors may make reservations for lunch by contacting Pat Fish at fishpatricia@ yahoo.com or by calling 466-8381. The Democratic Womens Club of Lee County is a member of the DWC of Florida. It works year-round to organize the Democratic voters of Lee County, Florida. The DWC of Lee County brings together in common purpose all Democratic Women of Lee County,continued on page 23B

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3B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 rf ntbnr nnrrr tb nrf f rff bnbf nrrrrrfrf frntbffb ttr brrr r A ugust Fun D ays At S anibel Recreation CenterRegistration is open for upcoming Fun Days at the Sanibel Recreation Cener on August 5, 6 and 7. The Fun Days will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and entertainment. Enrollment is available for children in first through eighth grade. The program operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a lunch, swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. Register in advance and receive the Early Bird rate: Monday, August 5 Fun Day (registration by July 29) Member: $20 Non-member $25 (registration on or after July 30) Member: $22 Non-member: $27.50 Tuesday, August 6 Fun Day (registration by July 30) Member: $20 Non-member $25 (registration on or after July 31) Member: $22 Non-member: $27.50 Wednesday, August 7 Fun Day (registration by July 31) Member: $20 Non-member $25 (registration on or after August 1) Member: $22 Non-member: $27.50 The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Top Ten Books On The Island1. My 92 Years On Sanibel by Francis Bailey 2. Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden 3. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 4. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 5. Swamp by Michael Grunwald 6. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson 7. Light Between The Oceans by M.I. Stedman 8. Sanibel and Captiva: Our Islands in the Sun by Jim George and Jim Anderson 9. Night Moves by Randy Wayne White 10. My Beautiful Broken Shell by Carol AdamsCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop & & & coverage for employees & dependents Applications will be accepted on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. and 12 noon and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. in the Human Resources Oce at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Announces Full & Part-time Employment Opportunities For Hospitality Positions Full-time Opportunities Part-time & Seasonal OpportunitiesH

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20134B Rotary Happenings submitted by S hirley JewellJune 27 marked the last Friday morning meeting and club assembly presided over by John Grey, SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club President 2012-13. John thanked the club for the privilege of allowing him to lead the club during such a great year for our Rotary. Each club President comes into their leader ship role well prepared and indoctrinated on the mission of Rotary, but each club President puts their own stamp on what projects he or she will champion for the year. The Harlem Heights Community and Cultural Center became Johns focus locally ($25,000 donation) and he also oversaw three other major projects that were accomplished during his year at the dais: completion of a $75,000 restroom facility for the St. Marc School in Haiti (outside donations and matching funds from Rotary International), shipment of a shipping cargo container of wheelchairs purchased through the Wheelchair Foundation (with monies collected from Rotarians, friends and club fundraising, distributed to the needy in Jamaica) and partnering with Miracles In Action to purchase and deliver 53 cooking stoves for a village in Guatemala (thanks also goes to you, who purchased items at Miracles bead booth at our Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair). The club also made donations and contributions to a plethora of other worthwhile organizations that are working on important projects that are impor tant to our club members. According to Chet Sadler, Club Rotary Trust (our clubs financial giving arm) officer, a total of $66,884 was distributed outward during the 2012-13 Rotary year. Some additional numbers Chet ran by us at club assembly for June: In the last six years (thats according to the records we have), the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary has given away $351,785 57 percent on Sanibel (that includes a $150,000 donation to The Sanibel School Building Fund); 19.4 percent to Fort Myers organizations and charities (including monies for Harlem Heights and Barbaras Friends Children Cancer Care); 3.1 percent for District projects; and 23.3 percent for Rotary International Projects (water projects mainly). If the percentages dont add up, talk to Chet. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary can thank all of our leadership teams in the last six years and specifically our fundraising committees they have done an outstanding job in running our annual Arts & Crafts Fair and other smaller fundraising activities to enable us to support and donate to these projects that benefit our local communities and beyond our shores internationally. Recruiting new members is an essential component to the vitality of a club, and especially important to keeping the activities of the club going. This year, our club brought in a number of new members and at club assembly, two of our most recent new members Scot Herzoff, Congress Jewelers Sales and Will Palmer, Sun Trust Wealth Management stepped up to the podium and gave us a brief self-introduction of themselves. Herzoff has been in the jewelry business just near 35 years, starting off even before he got out of college. It was a part-time job that took him in that direction; he was in college studying criminal justice and he got offered the opportunity to enter a managementtraining program at Carlisle Jewelers... and the rest is history. Through the years, he earned a reputation as a topnotch salesperson and sales trainer with outstanding credentials in the jewelry business and the additional advantage of working for a jewelry company that held the highest ethical standard represented by the distinction of being part of the American Gem Society. Scot said that knowing his product and being able to serve his customers with the best service is what he enjoys. He returns to the Rotary fold after a brief absence and now has a stronger commitment to the Rotary mission and sharing what Rotary is about with his eight-year-old son. Palmer also took a directional change in his career path before the ending of his college years. He was biology major until he got to classes in organic chemistry, and then a realization that maybe this isnt exactly what he was meant to do. He changed his major and finished with a business degree. Will graduated during an economic downturn much like what we are experiencing now and jobs were not that easy to come by. Four straight months of job searching and still no prospects... Mom knew someone through Rotary, and although not a great job, Will took it. The job was working at the Atlanta Bread Company (like Panera Bread), long hours and little pay, but Will had the ability to connect with the regulars and one of them saw potential for Will in property management. While networking in that job, another opportunity presented itself and on to banking in client development and investment and presently with SunTrust on the island in wealth management. You might sum up what our new members Scot and Will have in common: both believe that when a door opens, look in, step-in, work hard and enjoy your work. And when things go good for you, give back and become a Rotarian. Next week, we welcome Scot Congress as our 2013-14 SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club President to the podium and look forward to hearing his plans for this upcoming year.The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress-Scot@scongress.com. Will Palmer Scot Herzoff Rates as Low as $695/week. FREE BOAT DOCKAGE | ONSITE MANAGEMENT | BEACH FRONT Call Now for Summer Specials. Zurbriggen Financial Investment Management Asset Protection Wealth Transfer Perpetual Income Strategies Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities oered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. 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5B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Zonta Announces Peek Proceeds To Top $100,000As the new fiscal year gets under way, the Zonta Club of SanibelCaptiva announced that total proceeds from the 2013 A Peek At The Unique home tour, held on March 23, have broken records... again. Our treasurer says we can announce that we raised over $100,000 this year for the first time, said Zontian Gini Jones, who chaired the event with Helen Ramsey. With all expenses paid, we netted about $92,500 for distribution to the organizations Zonta supports. Each year, a committee of club members sits down to review grant applications from the organizations with which Zonta partners, all involved in projects that improve the status of women, Zontas mission. Earlier this year, a total of $68,000, proceeds from the 2012 Peek, was awarded to 11 local organizations, along with a pledge of $21,000 to Zonta International for its global initiatives. Checks are written through the clubs non-profit arm, the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, a process that allows donors to receive a tax deduction per IRS rules. Every club member is automatically a member of the foundation. This years Peek, the 12th annual, held at the Sanibel Community Church, took place on a picture-perfect Saturday with day-long sunshine and cool breezes. With tour buses leaving every half hour from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., more than 550 Peekers enjoyed a tour that began with refreshments donated by generous island restaurants, caterers and stores and progressed to a guided peek at four unique island homes. The Peek has consistently sold out, with eager Peekers ready to reserve their seats in early January. We hate to disappoint those who could not get tickets, and we hope to add a few seats next year, but we are pretty much at capacity, Jones said. The demand for the event just keeps growing. continued on page 7B Peek co-chair Gini Jones with Z-man Jim Babb, a parking guide Z-man Mick Denham serves Peeker Ruthi Levering 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Lot at 1118 Sand Castle in golf & tennis community$199K Lot with amenities at 1847 Farm Trail$224K Spanish Cay #F7$264K near beach & furnished Sundial Beach Resort & Spa #I101$349.9K Sanibel Bayous lot at 5307 Umbrella Pool$399K Island Beach Club #310F $474K furnished Two choices at Mariner Pointe, Sanibels peninsula condo: 2 bedroom #631$549K & 3 bedroom #711$599.9K Pointe Santo #B23 $649.9K furnished 9477 Peaceful Dr in Gumbo Limbo$499,000 Three choices at Loggerhead Cay where the condos are roomy 2 bedrooms: #353$499K, #202$599.9K, & #223$599.9K, all furnished & in weekly-minimum rental programs Sandalfoot #5C1$699K furnished & super income Lot at 4626 Buck Key Rd in Sanibel Bayous$199.9K Belle Meade lots 30/31 on Dimmick Dr$199.9K Shell Harbor lot at 837 Limpet Dr$885K Lisa Murty Realtor Elise Carnes Licensed Assistant & Notary 472-HOME 888-603-0603 Susan Andrews Realtor Broker David Anderson Realtor Real Estate Blog & More Info at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com & SanibelSusan.com

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6B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Business & Individual Taxes Bookkeeping Small Business Business & Individual Taxes Bookkeeping Small Business The Islands Full Service CPA FirmPersonal Service With Affordable Fees Call 239.472.1323 1648 Periwinkle Way, Suite D, Sanibel, FL.Weve Moved! (at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel Rd.) Pool Service & Supply FL Lic. #CPC1457804 472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE Billys Bike Shop Becomes FISH 10K SponsorFISH of Sanibel, Inc. announced that Billys Bike Shop and Segway of Sanibel has become one of the Silver Sponsors for the 5th annual 10K Race 4 FISH. The race is scheduled to take place on Sanibel on Saturday, October 19. Billys Bike Shop & Segway Rentals has been a great supporter of the FISH organization and particularly of all the FISH 10K races. This is the fifth year that Billys Bike Shop & Segway Rentals has chosen to take on the Silver Sponsorship of the FISH 10K. Owners Billy and Salli Kirkland are big supporters of the communitys non-profits and volunteer their services wherever needed during many events. The FISH 10K race is one of Billy Kirklands favorite opportunities to donate private label bottled water, lights, trucks and manpower to assure the success of an event that raises funds and offers a fitness challenge to residents and visitors in our island paradise. The exposure Billys Bike Shop receives through sponsorship and the joy Kirkland gets from being the official gofer the morning of the run, assures their annual sponsorship. Billy and Salli Kirkland have been an essential part in our past successes during the FISH 10K, said Ed Ridlehoover, co-chairman of the FISH 10K committee. His effort and manpower always go above and beyond to make sure that we have everything we need. We are always grateful to both of them for their ongoing support and dedication to our organization. We welcome them as one of our sponsors. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, aimed at the runners and their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. Pictured from left is Preston Schuetz, Debbie Sands, operations manager at Billys Bike Shop & Segway Rentals, John Pryor, FISH Vice President, Ed Ridlehoover, Vanessa and Ally Flynt, owner Billy Kirkland and Robin Ramming Zebra Frozen Yogurt Sponsors Ice Cream Social For FISH VolunteersFISH of Sanibel, Inc. is looking for new volunteers. They are inviting potential new recruits to join them on Tuesday, July 16 at Zebra Frozen Yogurt, located in the Baileys Shopping Center, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for an introduction to the many volunteer opportunities they have available. Volunteers are extremely important to FISH in helping us accomplish their mission to lend a helping hand to those in need on Sanibel or Captiva who live, work or visit here. Their objective is to make a social investment in our community that assists our neighbors to live independently with dignity in their homes. Their volunteers are truly their greatest asset. They make a difference to the hundreds of lives they touch each year. During the summer, many of their volunteers return to their northern homes, leaving many opportunities for others to join their team. FISH volunteer opportunities are customized to suit the skills and interests of the volunteer. From stocking shelves to packing backpacks with food, visiting housebound clients to manning a water station for their 10K race, they can always find a meaningful way for you to contribute to FISH. Their volunteers are working professionals, retirees, snowbirds, parents and students of all ages and grade levels. These dedicated people work in their Walk-In Center and their Food Pantry; they deliver meals, drive clients to medical appointments, field calls from their 24-hour answering service, assist with special events, and do so much more. Their volunteers bring smiles to many islanders on a daily basis. Though it might seem like they are impacting just a small corner of the world, their volunteers are good people doing good things to make a difference in the lives of others. For additional information, attend the FISH Ice Cream Social on July 16, call 4720404 or visit the Walk-In Center at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B on Sanibel. FISH volunteers Susan Rosenburg, Shirley Schiffman, Ann Bresslau and CC Caldwell at the annual volunteer luncheon in 2013 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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7B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 From page 5BZonta Peek SuccessEvent leaders have devised creative ways to raise more money, including a keepsake program book packed with ads and information, Peek Perks of discount coupons to island businesses, raffles and more. This year marked a special treat among the fabulous and fascinating homes featured: the historic Woodring homestead, slated to become part of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This was a win-win example of community cooperation, Jones commented, providing our guests with a truly unique experience and supporting the Wildlife Societys campaign to purchase the property. The annual home tour involves the entire club and requires months of planning, with approximately 100 volunteer slots needing to be filled. Jones acknowledges the support of many friends of Zonta, including the famous Z-men (husbands and partners) who provide heavy lifting, traffic direction, and parking support. They can also be persuaded to take on less traditional jobs such as serving the delicious goodies offered prior to each tour departure. Zonta is also grateful not only to the Peekers and raffle ticket buyers but also to the more than 250 businesses and individuals who support us through financial contributions, by purchasing ads and coupons, and by making in-kind donations, Jones said. And, of course, to our homeowners who generously open their homes a total of 48 so far. This is a true community event and we could not have been nearly as successful without the support from islanders. Save the date: The 13th annual Peek At The Unique is set for Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Sanibel Community Church. It will be chaired by Helen Ramsey and Jan Alden. The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professionals working together to improve the lives of women on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For information, visit www. zontasancap.com. From left, Zontians Lynn Schneider, Helen Ramsey and Orlene Shimberg prepare to hand out envelopes of Peek Perks to tour guests BUYING, SELLING OR JUST WANT TO CHAT... TALK TO CHUCK! Sandalfoot 3B2 Fully Furnished 1 BR/1 BA w/Gulf and Pool Views. Weekly Rentals. $28,000 Rental Income in 2012. $499,000 Pine Cove 1A Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Front Corner Unit. Beautifully Furnished! Great Weekly Rentals. $799,900 9319 Kincaid Court Elevated 3 BR/2 BA with a River View. Brand New and Gorgeous. All New Kitchen, Baths, Floors! Huge Lot! $525,000 4203 Dingman Drive Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA on Approx. 1 Acre on West Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach. $2,495,000 Sunset South 9D Beautiful River & Sanctuary Views from Two Large Lanais! Furnished Top Floor 2 BR/2 BA. Only Steps to the Beach and Pool. $449,000 657 Birdie View Point Beautifully Constructed, 3 BR/3 BA Custom Built Elevated Pool Home with Of ce Located in Beachview. Only Steps to the Beach. $849,000 SOLDCHUCK BERGSTROM Originally from Chicago, Chuck has been an Island visitor since the late 70s, and over the years was continually drawn to the Islands special magic... Sanibel became home in 2000 and Chuck became a full time Realtor assisting buyers and sellers on these special Islands. Buying or selling... Chucks energy, knowledge and expertise continue to provide a positive experience for his clients.RE/MAX of the Islands2400 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FL 33957Direct: (239) 209-6500 Toll Free: (800) 388-2311 Chuck BergstromIsland Resident, Award Winning RealtorPlease visit my web site, Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20138B U nited Way A llocation Volunteers HonoredThe United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades concluded its Allocation Process with a breakfast on June 21 honoring 351 Allocations Team members. The Allocation Process is the method by which the United Way ensures fiscal and program accountability for all 176 programs and initiatives that it funds in our community. At the same time, it helps assure that the real human service needs of our community are met. The event was hosted by Chicos and breakfast was provided by Publix Super Markets. Three new agencies became United Way Partner Agencies once the process was complete, and the Board of Directors accepted its recommendations. Our Mothers Home, Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic, and Blessings in a Backpack are the new partner agencies and, they join 68 current partner agencies. Tom Uhler, Allocations Committee Chair and principal in Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners described the process. Donors to great causes frequently ask themselves whether their money gets spent wisely, said Uhler. In an organization like the United Way, its one of the most important questions. How can we be as certain as possible that our dollars are used properly? At the United Way, the answer is simple. Hundreds of our peers look carefully at each program funded by the communitys generosity. Allocations teams examine financial reports, the results of the programs, and the cost effectiveness of each agencys efforts. In other words they ask Do our dollars go to the people who need it most? These all-volunteer teams consist of business owners, community volunteers, accountants, attorneys and others who care about getting it right. Ive served as an allocation team member, team leader and now, chair of the process, and I can say with confidence that it works. The United Way is spending your and my money in the best way possible, delivering services to those most in need. Its how our community gives efficiently and effectively, Uhler concluded. Carrie Smith of GEs Global Operations and a new member of one of the Allocations Teams talked about her experience. As a United Way contributor and leader for my organization over the past three years, I was very excited to join the Allocations team, said Smith. The experience far exceeded my expectations. The real impact was the site visits to the beneficiary organizations. Understanding firsthand the community need and the passion of those who provide support is invaluable. The decision to donate my time was a small sacrifice compared to those who give their lives to bettering our community. The experience will forever be with me, and I cannot wait to add to it next year. A total of 351 Allocations Volunteers were divided in 25 teams. They spent more than 3,500 hours visiting 90 agency locations, and reviewing over 176 programs in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties. This is an annual process at the United Way. Since the inception of United Way in 1957, over $120 million have been raised and distributed in our community. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way Partner Agencies and initiatives such as the Alvin A Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, Childrens Advocacy Center, Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Salvation Army and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. The United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community. Tom Uhler, Allocations Committee Chair Cliff Smith, United Way President, at the Allocations Teams Breakfast held on June 21 D oc Fords Captiva N ears CompletionThe menu is set, the renovation moves forward, and hiring is ongoing for the third and newest Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille on Captiva Island outside of South Seas Island Resorts entrance. When the restaurant opens to the general public later this summer, it will occupy the former Holy Smoke Heavenly Barbecue, with seating for more than 300 people. Seating will include outdoor patio tables and three separate dining rooms one with a stage and bar, another holding the main bar, and the third decorated with historic photographs of South Seas and other parts of the island. The anticipation is mounting on both sides of the story, said general manager Jean Crenshaw, who has managed Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille for more than 10 years. Weve been seeing a lot of people from Captiva in our Sanibel restaurant in recent months, checking out our food and drinks excited to see us open on Captiva. I am looking forward to welcoming guests who have not dined with us before. The menu at the Captiva Island Doc Fords will pretty much mirror that of the Sanibel restaurant except for the addition of flatbreads, she added, which the restaurateurs introduced at their second location on Fort Myers Beach. Like the first two restaurants, the third will serve tropical cuisine and cocktails inspired by the Doc Ford series of murder mysteries by New York Times bestselling novelist and Sanibel resident Randy Wayne White. The atmosphere, too, will be similar, with cozy booths, sports TVs in some of the rooms, and lots of warm wood. The restaurant will host live entertainment on its stage every weekend, said Crenshaw. 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9B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Celtics Future Rides With Young Brad Stevens, Who Coached Butler To National Basketball Prominenceby Ed FrankWhen we wrote last week about four major sports stories emanating out of the Boston area affecting the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots and Bruins, we had no idea that the biggest story of all was to break just a few days later. That story of course was the shocking disclosure that the Boston Celtics, winners of a record 17 NBA championships, had dipped into the college ranks and signed 36-year-old Brad Stevens of the Butler Bulldogs to coach the storied franchise. With the departure of Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers, rumors were aplenty as to his possible replacement. But no one not one single person had mentioned the name of Stevens, the highly successful Butler coach who had taken the Bulldogs to back-to-back NCAA championship games and had built the small Indianapolis school into a major basketball powerhouse. The super-secret signing was explained by Danny Ainge, the Celtics President of Basketball Operations: Thought he is young, I see Brad as a great leader who leads with impeccable character and a strong work ethic, he said. The reported six-year, $22 million offer to coach at the highest level of basketball for an iconic basketball franchise obviously was too good a deal for Stevens to turn down. And he comes to Boston with the full package since his wife, Tracy, is a lawyer and also his agent. In Indianapolis, there logically was disappointment and some negative comments since Butler had signed Stevens to a 12-year contract extension in 2010, and he had turned down offers in the past from several schools, including Illinois and UCLA. But lets face it: How could any right-minded basketball coach reject the opportunity to coach the Boston Celtics? In his six years at the helm of the Bulldogs, his team never won less than 22 games in a season. And his marvelous coaching ability elevated his mid-major school to a Big East basketball membership this year. He comes to the Celtics facing a major rebuilding task. Ainge traded away Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett while stocking up on future high draft picks. Its probably going to be at least two or three seasons before the Celtics will challenge the likes of the Miami Heat, the Indiana Pacers and others. So be patient, Boston. My bet is that the studious, likeable, thorough Stevens will lead the Celtics back to their glory days. Just look what he did at Butler. Miracle Back In First Place After Winning Four Of Five The Fort Myers Miracle started the week back in first place in the Florida State League South Division after starting July winning four of five games. The team improved to 9-6 in the seasons second half with a 3-0 victory last Sunday over the St. Lucie Mets, which saw starter Matt Summers toss a complete game shutout. Summers had been returned to the Miracle from Double-A New Britain to bolster the Miracle starting pitching and after he had a rough three-game stint at the higher level New Britain. The Minnesota Twins top draft selection last year, Bryon Buxton, who recently was promoted to Fort Myers from Low-A Cedar Rapids, has played well for the Miracle. He was batting .364 with seven RBIs in his first 10 games with the Miracle. Fort Myers is home this weekend at Hammond Stadium hosting Lakeland for four games, Friday through Monday. Brad Stevens O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda E M J H C DC HOLTZ MAHSH IE DECOSTAATTORNEYS AT LAW 20% OFF Cycling Safety Notes STAY TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PATHS In the U.S., we drive and cycle on the right. That applies to roads, but it also applies to our Sanibel Shared Use Paths. Other users will be expecting you to be on the right side, so lets establish a good habit always keep to the right especially where there are yellow lines.SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last catcher before San Franciscos Buster Posey in 2012 to win a National League batting title. 2. Among Whitey Ford, Ron Guidry and Tommy John, which pitcher won at least 20 games in a season the most times for the New York Yankees? 3. How many times has Bob Stoops won a Big 12 football conference championship during his 14 seasons as coach of the Oklahoma Sooners? 4. Who holds the record for playing in the most NBA Christmas Day games? 5. Terry Sawchuk is the all-time leader in career goaltender wins for the Detroit Red Wings, with 351. Who is No. 2? 6. In the past five seasons, how many times has Joe Gibbs Racing won NASCARs Nationwide Series owners championship? 7. Who was the first female tennis player featured on a Wheaties cereal box? ANSWERS 1. The Braves Ernie Lombardi, in 1942. 2. Guidry did it three times, Ford and John twice each. 3. Eight times. 4. Kobe Bryant, with 15. 5. Chris Osgood, with 317. 6. Four times (2008, ). 7. Chris Evert, in 1987.

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10B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Phone: (239)489.0442 One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My high school daughter is pregnant and wants to continue at her current school. We are confused about her rights and need some information. Johanna G., Cape Coral Johanna, Staying in school is the single most important action that your daughter can take. She will need at least a high school diploma to achieve a satisfactory level of financial independence in adulthood. Pregnant and parenting students have always been protected under Title IX. A new letter from the U.S. Department of Education has now provided muchneeded clarification and concrete steps schools must take to support these students, said Lisa Maatz, the vice president of government relations for the American Association of University Women. In fact last month, the U.S. Department of Education said in a letter to school districts that pregnant students need to be treated the same as other students, shouldnt have to provide medical certification that they can be in school, and have absences related to their pregnancy excused. By ensuring that the student has the opportunity to maintain her academic status, we can encourage young parents to work toward graduation instead of choosing to drop out of school, wrote Seth Galanter, the acting assistant secretary of the office for civil rights. And when students return to school after pregnancy, they must be allowed to return to the same academic and extracurricular activities as before they left, Galanter said. The biggest educational issue for pregnant teens is that their risk of dropping out from high school increases dramatically. In the letter, Galanter said that 26 percent of young men and young women combined who had dropped out of public high schools, and a third of young women, said that becoming a parent was a major factor in their decision to leave school. Only 51 percent of young women who had a child before age 20 earned their high school diploma by age 22. And things only get worse from there: Only 2 percent of young women who had a child before turning 18 earned a college degree by 30. Most school districts have developed specific plans to address the special concerns of a pregnant student. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with your daughters guidance counselor to find out the particular programs that her school and the district provides for pregnant teens and their children. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Back To School Backpack EventEbenezer Christian Academy of Fort Myers, Inc. is hosting its 4th annual Enriching The Future Our Students Back To School Backpack event on Sunday, July 14 for the children in the after school tutoring program, youth from Central Fort Myers, their families and friends of the Academy. At the event, stuffed backpacks are provided to each child going to school (elementary through high school). Also at the event, a barbeque is served along with refreshments, along with a bounce house and youth activities. A ceremony honoring the achievements of students (e.g. each student passing their FCAT or improving at school receives a Certificate of Achievement). Local government officials and friends of the Academy attend and speak to those in attendance. The fire department provides tours of a truck and to hose the children with water, and the City of Fort Myers police department will provide safety education. The event assists the Academy in reaching its mission of encouraging each child and teen to have a positive attitude in life, and to display their achievements to their families and others in the community. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Christian Academy, 2420 Highland Avenue in Fort Myers, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a goal of enriching the lives of children in grades K to 12. For more information, call 440-2669 or visit www.ecaswfl.org. Cook GraduatesPaul and Lydia Cook of Sanibel are proud to announce their son, Maximilian Z. Cook, has graduated from Tallahassee Community College, and Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy. Max successfully completed their rigorous training program in law enforcement. He was on their Deans List and has earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice. Max grew up on Sanibel and hopes to join the Sanibel Police Department. Hopkins GraduatesAudrey Hopkins, a resident of Sanibel, attended the University of Delawares 164th graduation commencement, held on May 25 at Delaware Stadium. Maximilian Z. Cook To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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11B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Larry NorrisSanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5 Evenings & Sundays by appointmen t 579.0412 Designer CONDO Choose from over 50 fabrics 50 fabrics 50 and 20 wood samples at the same price! NorrisHomeFurnishings.com Complete condo packages starting from $10,999!SANIBEL PA CKAGES P eriwinkle Way Causeway B lvd B aily Rd. E xit I sland Foundation Seeks Donations For School SuppliesThe Heights Foundation is seeking individuals, businesses, churches and organizations to provide school supplies for the foundations annual outreach program. The July 26 event provides supplies for nearly 400 low-income children living in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. Our goal is to ensure that every child has the necessary supplies to succeed in school, said Julie Workman, Chief Advocacy Officer for the Heights Foundation. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average. Many parents cannot provide all the things their student will need. We want to send children back to school ready to learn. The foundation has a wish list that groups can complete. We are looking for organizations whose members can band together to meet the need, added Workman. A local church can sponsor all the pencils we need, a business or philanthropic organization may be able to provide backpacks for all of the children. Donations may also be made online at our website. Contact Matt Wallace at 482-7706 or matt@heightsfoundation.org. All donations are tax deductible. Monetary donations can be made online at www.heightsfoundation.org/donate. Edison State Ranked NationallyEdison State College ranked in the Top 100 across several categories for Community College Weeks annual Top 100 Associate Degree and Certificate Producers. The results cover the 2011-12 academic year. Its always nice to be included in a national ranking by a well-regarded publication like Community College Week, but we are more focused on the quality of the education our students receive, said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, president, Edison State College. We attribute our success first and foremost to our students. They work hard to achieve their academic goals. Just as important is the dedication of our faculty, who guide them along the way. In all the categories, Edison State moved up in the rankings, with the exception of the 72nd ranking for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines, Total Minority. New this year is Edison States 26th ranking nationally for its nursing program. The annual report divides its results into two-year and four-year institutions. Edison State Colleges rankings are included with four-year institutions as follows: Registered, Administration, Research & Clinical Disciplines Disciplines, Total Non-Minority Disciplines, Total Minority Disciplines, African-Americans Disciplines, Hispanics American Red Cross Youth Group Swim Lessons Offered At Rec CenterImprove your childs comfort level and abilities in the water! Group lessons are years. schedule with detailed lesson information is available at the Rec Centers front desk. As part of the Sanibel Swims Grant, vouchers are available at the Rec Center front desk for swim lessons for the following classes: Baby Bubblers, Little Skippers and options. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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The variety of dining options on Sanibel and Captiva just keeps getting better. For their size, the islands offer an extensive culinary array all making the most of the areas fresh and abundant seafood and local produce. Youll find everything from burgers to barbecue, bistro style, Italian, Mexican, American, classic deli fare, organic, vegan, gluten-free, caf food and Caribbean. In this column, each week you will be able to stay updated on our local dining establishments and what theyre offering and get the scoop on the island dining scene, whether its fine or casual, take-out or frozen desserts.v ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun RESTAURANTS 12B ISLAND SS UN JULY 12, 2013 Chips Sanibel Steakhouse has many great options for locals and tourists alike as we go into the summer months. Open seven nights a week, you have your choice of a daily happy hour (5 to 6 p.m.) with two-for-one drinks and $4.95 appetizers. For early diners, theres a three-course prix fixe menu for $35 including a cocktail. In addition to an updated wine list, seasonal house-infused liquors (strawberry-jalapeo tequila, blood orange vodka, cucumber gin) are available. The menu features steaks and seafood, including a six-ounce filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat finished with Hollandaise and served with choice of potato and asparagus; Parmesan Crusted Seabass served with Mushroom Risotto and finished with a creamy dill sauce. Save room for dessert though, because whether you are a chocolate lover or cant skip that Key lime pie, Chips has something for every sweet tooth. CHIPS SS ANIBEL SS TEAKHOUSE BAILEYS GENERAL STORE Baileys General Store has a full deli, bakery, daily lunch specials, take out and catering for cook-outs, picnics and parties. This is the oldest supermarket on the islands, established long before a causeway linked Sanibel to the mainland. The bakery has freshly made donuts, scones and breads. The deli offers a variety of hot foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering services for special events. Services include shopping for your groceries and delivering them to your home or vacation destination. If you are on a gluten-free diet, pick up the extensive list of gluten-free products near the entrance to the supermarket. The Coffee Bar at Baileys serves espresso based drinks, hot chocolate, smoothies and specialty coffees. BLUE GIRAFFE Blue Giraffe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This restaurant offers casual island dining seven days a week from a menu featuring fresh local seafood, chowders, salads and steaks. Besides dessert choices, you can get hand-dipped Edys Grand Ice Cream. Dine outside on the boardwalk or inside at handpainted tables decorated by a local artist, or sit at the full liquor bar for a mixed drink, glass of wine or cold beer. CIPS PLA cC E Cips Place is named for the late Jimmy Cipriani, a longtime islander and owner of the property on which the restaurant sits. Jimmy always made time for a good conversation, good company and great food. In Jimmys memory, Cips styles itself as a local watering hole. A mural that takes up an entire wall shows lots of islanders through the ages including Cip and if you dont recognize them all, ask to see the key. Food choices range from comfort to culinary with some Caribbean and island favorites as well. And do try the home-made potato chips, the fried buttermilk chicken with sage gravy and the snapper tacos. Choose between the outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. GRAMMA DOTS Gramma Dots, the only dockside dining on Sanibel, offers a lunch and dinner menu seven days a week from Sanibels only Seaside Saloon where you can leisurely dine at the Sanibel Marina in view of luxury yachts and modest fishing boats and watch the comings and goings of seagoing folk and fishermen. The menu features a full line of only fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more. Appropriate dress is required. If youre arriving by boat, check in with dockmaster for a lunch slip, monitor VHF 16. You can tie up for a night or two at the available dockage if you wish. Gramma Dots is open daily at 11:30 a.m. For dinner, arrive before 8 p.m. GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLE George & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and Saturdays with Karaoke on Thursdays. The spacious and modern interior is decorated with original tropical paintings. Eight for $8 lunch specials are available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through June 30. Offerings include sandwiches, wraps, fried shrimp and tacos. Happy hour is celebrated all day at George & Wendys. The full bar has an extensive wine list, 10 beers on tap, local, domestic and craft beer, mojitos, martinis and other tropical favorites. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week with live piano music. DO cC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLE Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local best-selling author Randy Wayne Whites mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are an island favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. C ROWROW SS NESTNEST AT TWEEN W ATERS INN The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn is a more casual place than its sister the Old Captiva House. Its home to the famed Captiva Crab Races and a popular venue for live entertainment. Menu specials include: Tuesday, Prime Rib for Two; Wednesday, Surf & Turf; Friday, Fish Fry; Sunday, Barbecue. Theres live music and nightly happy hour. ISLAND cC OW The Island Cow is a family favorite with its colorful indoor and outdoor seating and live entertainment. Come as our guests leave as our friends! is the motto. The Cow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood and meats and has an extensive childrens menu. Starbucks coffee is also on the menu. Hand over The Cows coupon from the Island Suns Sun Dollars coupon book this summer and receive 10 percent off breakfast between 7 and 11 a.m. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ILIL TESORO Il Tesoro serves authentic Italian food with the taste and feel of a Tuscan holiday, according to owner Chef AJ Black. He infuses flavors from the old world to the new world of cooking using only fresh seasonal ingredients to bring his dishes to life. Daily specials focus on pairing authentic meals with a bold array of fine Italian wines. Il Tesoro is offering a $25 per person prix fixe 3-course menu for two before 6 p.m. through September. Bottles of house wine are two-for-the-price of one from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and happy hour appetizers are $5. A special Italian tapas (or small plate) menu is available as well. Two-for-one wine and beer is served during happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. when you present the coupon from the Island Suns Sun Dollars coupon book. Il Tesoro (The Treasure) serves dinner seven nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. J AA C ARANDAARANDA The Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge presents "Summer Break" Sunday through Thursday. For one low price, choose an appetizer, entree and dessert for $29.95. This week's featured menu is: Appetizer Pickeled Herring in Sour Cream with Crudite or Blackened Prime Rib with Cajun BBQ Sauce; Main Course Jumbo Coconut Shrimp with Plum Sauce or Petitie Filet Mignon with Baby Portabella Mushroom Sauce; Dessert Choices Turtle Pie, Creme Brulee, Key Lime Pie, Tiramisu, Fresh Berries and Cream. Be sure to ask your server about specialty drinks and bottled wine specials. Theres live music nightly in the patio lounge, which serves a selection of happy apps for $5.95 each during happy hour. GREAT WHITE GRILL The Great White Grill is a sports bar featuring 29 beers on tap and a good wine list. Its home of The Steel Curtain Pizza and has Mexican Night Tuesdays. Theres free pizza delivery too. The Great White carries the Baseball Package for sports enthusiasts and has arcade games for kids of all ages. The regular menu includes hand-cast fresh dough pizza, wings, fries, chicken fingers, salads, gyros, sandwiches and burgers. Check out the Pittsburgh Salad, which consists of grilled chicken, French fries, cheddar cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions on a bed of lettuce. GE PP PETTO'S BB EA cC H FF OODIES Gepetto's Beach Foodies offers grab 'n' go sandwiches, pastries, artisan breads, pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches, NYC bakery pizza, coffee, espresso and latte. Also serves Pinocchio's ice cream in sister store next door. Laura Richardson, server, and Jamie Boller, bartender, at The Jacaranda Restaurant. LAZY FLAMINGO The Lazy Flamingo is a famed island hang-out with two Sanibel locations: one at 1036 Periwinkle Way, the other the original at 6520 Pine Avenue, near Blind Pass. If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water! is the Flamingos motto. And that includes, shrimp, grouper, oysters, conch fritters and chowder as well as chicken. The Flamingo Bread and the Caesar Salad are signature items. Pull up a stool to the rustic bar or take a high or low table. The interior feels like the inside of an old pirate ship with its portholes and hewn wood surfaces. The atmosphere is definitely casual and beer is available by the bottle, on draft or by the pitcher. Jerrys Restaurant and Deli in Jerrys Market is the next best thing to dining in a tropical garden. This family-style restaurant has large windows to view the lush garden with caged tropical birds that are favorites with visitors and residents. Daily specials are offered in the spacious restaurant or you can order a sandwich or hot food from the deli or help yourself at the wellstocked salad bar to take out or eat in. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. jJ ERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELI

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13B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Over Easy Caf is a pet-friendly place with indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch. The covered patio is a popular spot. Choose from 22 different Eggs Benedict, scramblers and omelettes, 11 pancakes and French toast choices, 15 egg specialties and wraps, eight salads and 26 sandwiches and burgers, plus baked goods. Beer and wine is available. Breakfast is served all day. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. OVER EASY CAF MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHEN In the mood for pizza? Matzaluna Italian Kitchen has a wood-fired oven to bake authentic pizzas. Thats in addition to a big selection including over 20 combinations of pasta dinners from $11.95 (including soup or salad and fresh baked bread), affordable veal, tender chicken, choice steaks and seafood (Italian style) in a casual market-like setting. Gluten-free pizza is also available. Wine Wednesdays at Matzaluna means every bottle priced $25 and over will be discounted by $8 all evening. Hours are 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily. Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free menu in addition to regular choices, along with pizza and wings, Boars Head meats, frozen yogurt and ice cream. There are outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas and free wi-fi. During June, use the coupon from Sun Dollars in the Island Sun to buy a breakfast sandwich and a medium coffee and get one free; the same bogo deal applies to any ice cream product. And from 3 to 8 p.m., a large cheese pizza is just $9.99 with $1 for each additional topping. SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY SANIBEL BEAN The Sanibel Bean coffee shop is java central on Sanibel Island. With its indoor and outdoor seating and free wi-fi, its a popular venue for laptop-toting coffee lovers to relax and check their inboxes, have breakfast or lunch or recharge the batteries in the afternoon. Besides a big selection of coffee from around the globe and a variety of coffee drinks, The Bean has tea and other beverages and a variety of hearty sandwiches, pastries and muffins, plus other light fare. LIGHTHOUSE CAFE This long-established island restaurant on Sanibels east end claims to be Home of the worlds best breakfast. Seems customers think so too because this place often has lines of hungry people outside waiting for tables. Youll find hearty choices to start your day such as hotcakes, French toast, Benedicts, omelettes and frittatas, colossal muffins, bagels and berries. Theres also a big lunch menu that includes homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. The Lighthouse Caf is open year-round for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is served from December 15 through April. RC OTTER'S, CANTINA CAPTIVA, SUNSHINE SEAFOOD, KEYLIME BISTRO AND CAPTIVA PIZZA, YOGURT & GIFTS Five Captiva eateries under the same ownership RC Otter's, Cantina Captiva, Sunshine Seafood, Keylime Bistro and Captiva Pizza, Yogurt & Gifts offer a fun and casual dining experience with a tropical flair reminiscent of Key West. RC Otter's and Keylime Bistro have live music outdoors most of the day. Cantina Captiva serves Mexican food. Sunshine Seafood Cafe Wine Bar specializes in fine dining with a very respectable wine list. You have your choice of dining inside or outdoors. All five eateries will take 10 percent off your purchase when you present the coupon from the Island Suns Sun Dollars coupon book this summer. ROSIES CAF & GRILL Rosie's repertoire includes crab cakes, grouper and shrimp entrees and steaks with all the trimmings, Southwestern dishes such as burritos and fajitas, soup and sandwich combos, and salads. Among the most popular items is Rosies Famous Cheese Steak made from shaved rib eye, grilled mushrooms, onions and green peppers, Ultimate Cuban and Classic Reuben, home-made muffins and cinnamon rolls and Key lime pie, root beer floats and banana splits. A childrens menu and carry-out are also available. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week with two-for-one draft beer and wine and a menu that starts at $4.50 for items such as nachos with cheese and salsa and $5.50 wings and chicken tenders. The ice cream bar has 20+ flavors of locally made Royal Scoop ice cream. The Sanibel Fish House is completely renovated. It sports pastel colored interior dcor in the dining room, which looks out to Periwinkle Way. There is also a large bar area with TVs tuned to sports channels. This is the third in the Fish House group. True to its name, the Fish House offers fresh seafood along with meat and poultry dishes. Try the blackened tuna bites and the blue crab and shrimp dip. Present the coupon from the Island Suns Sun Dollars coupon book this summer and receive a free slice of Key lime pie. SANIBEL FISH HOUSE SANIBEL GRILL The Sanibel Grill has 16 big screen TVs with satellite TV tuned to every televised sporting event. The Grill shares a kitchen with The Timbers, serving the same fresh seafood, along with burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Crunchy Grouper and Crunchy Shrimp are signature dishes. Old Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, offers romantic sunset dining in an historic setting with live piano music. Executive Chef Jason Miller prepares New Florida island favorites, tropical seafoods, classic meats and daily fresh-baked breads and pastries, served with an extensive selection of wines, liquors and coffees. First built as a one-room school for children of Captivas pioneer settlers, the Old Captiva House still reflects much of its original charm from white French doors to hardwood floors to the Gulf of Mexico sunset that streams through the western windows. Its collection of famed cartoonist JN Ding Darlings 1930s whimsical vacation illustrations has led to its designation as a landmark in Southwest Florida. OLD CAPTIVA HOUSE AT TWEEN WATERS INN continued on page 14B SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA properties.com Tracy Walters REALTOR 239.994.7975 Connie Walters REALTOR 239.841.4540 FEATURED OFFERINGS John Naumann & Associates1149 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Let us help you become part of them too We are part of the Islands Bring your bathing suit and your sunscreen, thats all you need. Outstanding 2000 sq ft Gulf of Mexico front property. 3 bedroom, 2 bath with Florida room. Quiet neighborhood street with cul de sac. This Bayfront beauty is ready for you! Main oor Master bedroom with private of ce and en suite bath. Upper oor with 2 Guest Suites, Living Area, and Breakfast bar. Open balconies and screened lanai with inground pool. Bay views from almost every room!! Outstanding condo complex offers great rental history and lots of amenities. A Gulf of Mexico front getaway with rental revenue. 2 bedroom, 2 bath ground oor unit with tile throughout. UNDER CONTRACT

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14B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 From page 13BRestaurantsThe Jacaranda has entertainment nightly. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured starting at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 7 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, David Christian, funk, pop and top '40s; Wednesday, Trevor with contemporary top '40s and reggae; Thursday, Malibu Duo, contemporary, reggae and dance; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has live music tonight, Friday, by Anthony Way,e, guitar and vocals; Saturday, Robby Hutto & The Absent-Minded rock band; Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday and Saturday, Mike Arnone and Kathy Buda, pop pianist and vocalist performing everything from The Rat Pack to Motown; Wednesday and Thursday, Sanibel's own Pianoman Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Traditions is closed on Sunday. Scott McDonald plays piano every Friday and Saturday at Il Cielos Cloud 9 Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. McDonald, a Sanibel resident, has had a long music career including being pianist for singer Andy Williams. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn has live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. 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. Sea Breeze Caf at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa features the Danny Morgan Band Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and live entertainment Saturdays, also from 6 to 9 p.m. Theres also live entertainment poolside at Turtles from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Sundial Resort is at 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-4151. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. RC Otters on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva has live music daily with dining inside and out. Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva features live music days and nights seven days a week with Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax your entertainment schedule to press@islandsunnews.com or 395-2299. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Superior InteriorsTerrific Window Treatment Tipsby Cindy MalszyckiHow about using your window treatment as a soft background, rather than a focal standout? If this look is for you, then use colors that blend easily into the sur rounding walls. porate a beautiful printed or textured sheer fabric at your window. to get that unique custom look, but it will add a splash of the unexpected to your window treatment design. design, you must decide how striking you want the treatment to be. Do you want ground in your room, or would you prefer and become the rooms focal point? fully in todays marketplace. From wood to metal to unusual materials, todays rod guaranteed to set off your window in a truly dramatic fashion! Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at cindy@decden.net. Tween Waters Inn Receives A wards ween Waters Inn announced that Certificates of Excellence for presented to top-rated accommodation businesses, restaurants and attractions, as include businesses worldwide, additional Inn has been a recipient annually. Were enthused to continually be the and the number one restaurant, said Certificates of Excellence are a great reinforcement in assuring our guests of anticipate at any of our establishments. a boutique charm and an abundance of including local bands and the infamous ENGEL & VLKERSCallIsabellaRasiat239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEAC H COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Featuring restaurant & private residences High traffic location on San Carlos Blvd Direct Gulf access$675,000 ENGEL & VLKERSCallIsabellaRasiat239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEAC H COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Featuring restaurant & private residences High traffic location on San Carlos Blvd Direct Gulf access$675,000 PRICE REDUCTION $595,000Traders is unique in that is combines a bustling restaurant with a large shopping emporium selling casual clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decorating and gift items, books and lamps. The restaurant serves bistro style food with an island flair with offerings such as black beans and rice, blackened fish and fresh salads from an open kitchen. Theres no fryer in this place! The tables are freshly wrapped in white paper for each party and theres a pot of colored crayons for doodling, whether youre an adult or a child. Traders has been around long enough to have become a favored local hang-out. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Theres live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Danny Morgan and Wednesdays with Chris Workman. TRADERSSTORE & CAFE SUNDIAL BEA C H RESORT & SPA Sundial Beach Resort & Spas bar and restaurants are refurbished and open to the public. Diners can choose from the sophisticated Waterview or the more casual Turtles Caf & Patio and Sea Breeze Caf. All have panoramic beach and gulf views. If you want to eat poolside, theres Turtles Tiki Bar, with live music by island troubadour Danny Morgan from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Danny Morgan Band will be playing Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 29 at Sea Breeze Caf from 6 to 9 p.m. Happy hour is twice daily, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Turtles and 5 to 7 p.m. in the Sea Breeze Caf. Sundial holds BBQ Blowouts all season long from 1 to 4 p.m. with live entertainment. Every Saturday, theres a buffet with offerings including grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, mahi-mahi and pulled pork along with fresh salads, corn on the cob and baked beans, plus a selection of fresh fruits. Price is $19 for adults and $12 for children 5 years and older. SANIBEL SPROUT The Sanibel Sprout is the islands only health food store and eatery, serving gourmet vegan takeout, organic juice and smoothies, organic produce, gluten-free products and supplements and nutraceuticals. The juice bar attracts a lively crowd of healthconscious islanders and visitors and the daily lunch specials are highly popular. The Sanibel Sprout will take 10 percent off your entire purchase when you present the coupon from the Island Suns Sun Dollars coupon book this summer. TIMBERS RESTAURANT & FISH MARKET The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and the adjoining Sanibel Grill are mainstays of the island dining scene, boasting 35 years of fresh fish on Sanibel Island. The restaurant offers 13 dinners for $13 daily before 6 p.m. plus a large selection of local seafood such as grilled shrimp, fried grouper, oysters, clams and crab cakes. Besides specializing in fresh local seafood, the restaurant has a seafood market that opens at 11 a.m. (except Sunday, when its 2 p.m.) TRADITIONS ON THE BEA CH Traditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel restaurants with beachfront dining. The menu features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh local seafood, meats and produce. Dining is from 5 p.m. until late and there is live entertainment most nights for listening and dancing. Besides fish and steaks, youll find Moroccan Lamb, roast duck, Texas Wild Boar Saddle and veal. Pasta, grilled items and a raw bar round out the menu. Theres an attractive bar area also serving food and an extensive wine and cocktail list.

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Highlights Of The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club Road Rally Craig Albert, the honorary starter of the Road Rally, signals the first car to leave photos by Jeff Lysiak Organizer Richard McCurry, left, and honorary starter Richard Johnson await the start of the 2013 San-Cap Optimist Club Road Rally on July 4 15B I slSL AND SUN JU lL Y 12, 2013

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Highlights Of The 2013 Independence Day ParadeThe Island Suns parade entry, complete with a stars and stripes-adorned Sanibel Lighthouse photos by Jeff Lysiak The American flag, as well as American Legion Post 123 and POW-MIA flags, led the parade Miniature American flags were handed out to the crowd Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Childrens Education Center of the Islands Doc Fords Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum ABWA Woman of the Year Robin Cook JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Captiva Island Yacht Club Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge John Naumann & Associates FISH of Sanibel VIP Realty Group Sanibel Recreation Center Tarpon Bay Explorers Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory French Bulldog Rescue Network Sanibel Sea School The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market Yollo Wellness16B IS lL AN dD SS UN JU lL Y 12, 201317B IS lL AN dD SS UN JU lL Y 12, 2013

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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An unwelcome bit of news jolts the Bovine, who would prefer that things proceed smoothly. But its at most a momentary setback. A Leo brings more welcome tidings. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You need to pay close attention to the details before making a commitment. Dont accept anything that seems questionable, unless you get an answer that can be backed up. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Congratulations on getting that project up and running. But as exciting as it is, dont let it carry you away. Make sure you set aside time to spend with family and friends. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be sure youre part of the discussion involving your suggestions. Your presence ensures that you can defend your work, if necessary. It also helps gain your colleagues support. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A misunderstanding needs to be dealt with, or it can grow and cause more problems later on. Be the bigger person and take the first step to clear the air. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Set some strict guidelines for yourself so your heavier-than-usual work schedule doesnt overwhelm the time you need to spend relaxing with loved ones. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might feel a little uncomfortable being among people you hardly know. But remember that todays strangers can become tomorrows valuable contacts. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Reward yourself for all that youve accomplished despite some annoying situations that got in your way. Enjoy a well-earned getaway with someone special. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Realizing that someone else is taking credit for what you did is bound to get anyones goat, but especially yours. Be patient. The truth soon comes out. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Forget about opposites attracting. What you need is to find someone who thinks like you and will support your ideas, even if others say theyre too radical. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Workplace problems can affect your financial plans. Be prudent and avoid running up bills or making commitments until things begin to ease up by the 26th. BORN THIS WEEK: Your intuition helps you communicate easily with people and understand their needs. erupts on the Japanese island of Honshu, killing hundreds and burying many nearby villages in ash. The eruption left an 8,000foot crater in the earth. In the aftermath, the ash from Bandai dimmed the sun slightly worldwide for months. Hemingway, author of such novels as For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea, is born in Oak Park, Ill. The influential American literary icon became known for his straightforward prose and use of understatement. Swedish engineer and inventor responsible for the three-point lap-and-shoulder seatlap belts were available in automobiles, and for the most part, the only people who regularly buckled up were race-car drivers. Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, N.M. The destructive power of TNT. The original $6,000 budget for the Manhattan Project ballooned to a total cost of $2 billion. John Foster Dulles announces that the United States is withdrawing its offer of financial aid to Egypt to help with the construction of the Aswan Dam on the Nile River. The Soviet Union rushed to Egypts aid, and the Aswan Dam officially opened ing a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Sen. Edward Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge into a tide-swept pond. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. The senator did not report the fatal car accident for 10 hours. martial-arts expert Bruce Lee dies in Los Angeles at age 32 from a brain edema possibly caused by a reaction to a prescription painkiller. His film, Enter the Dragon, was released in the United States one month after his death. Schwarzenegger who made the following sage observation: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn. India has cows. If cows are sacred in India, what does that say about how Californians feel about their automobiles? time you spend blinking in one day adds up to about 30 minutes of shut-eye. holds the world record for the most world rently holds 160. Among his exploits are the longest yodel (more than 26 hours); the longest distance traveled via acrobatic somersaults (12 miles, 390 yards); jumping utes, 13 seconds); running the fastest mile popcorn sculpture (20 feet, 10 inches tall); underwater hula hooping (2 minutes, 38 seconds); the most candles burning simulrally while playing table tennis with an egg peeling and eating (3 oranges in 1 minute, wasnt just comfort food for those suffering from a cold; at the time, it was considered to be an aphrodisiac. developing a kind of space broom. The device will use a laser to sweep debris out of the way of the International Space Station. Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. -H.G. Wells THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY18B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013

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19B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Presented by: Michael B. Hill Craig R. HerschWill Power ColumnistFlorida Bar Board Certied | Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorneys9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com Have You Heard The Three Big Myths About Medicaid Eligibility? Myth #1: The new law has made it impossible to protect your assets from nursing home costs. Truth: While the rules have changed, good planning opportunities exist. Myth #2: Medicaid can take your home. Truth: With proper planning you may very well be able to save your home. Myth #3: If youre already in a nursing home, its too late to protect your assets. Truth: Even if youre in a nursing home, you can still protect the assets you have. Wednesday, July 31, 20132:00 p.m.Temple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. | Fort Myers 33908Reservations: 239-425-9379 Free Workshop. Seating is Limited.All attendees will receive a complimentary DVD describing long-term care planning issues. Spatini Earns Top TripAdvisor AwardSpatini Teabar, Organic Spa & Hair Lounge announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. Spatini Teabar is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, said Amy Sbarra, owner and entrepreneur at Spatini Teabar. We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience, said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most their customers. Dont Over Ventilateby Bryan HayesSo you had a hard day, finally home and ready for a hot, relaxing shower. My mother would always say to me Take a shower, youll feel better. I guess I was a miserable kid, who knows? Anyway, you get ready for your shower and turn on the bathroom exhaust. After you finish your shower, you figure its still humid in the bathroom area and decide to leave the fan on awhile to help clear the air. This is a good thing, right? Well, yes and no. The yes part is that it is advantageous to remove heat and humidity from an interior space. It helps to limit the amount of microorganisms that can grow. The no comes into play when we over ventilate. What happens is you leave the exhaust fan on too long or just plain forget. During the time that your exhaust fan is on doing its job, air is being pulled out of the bath area and deposited outside. The problem that arises is while you are taking heat and humidity out of your home, you are also taking air. This creates a negative pressure in your home. This will cause outside air to enter through every little crack and crevice throughout the dwelling. So it can be counterproductive. During the summer. you are pulling hot/humid air into your cool house and the same rings true when you are running your heat. During the non-conditioning months, i.e. when you are not running cooling or heat, this is not a problem. You usually will have window open somewhere in the house to enjoy that clean, fresh air of the outside world. Please note: do not do this too often, for no other reason that I have four kids to support. Anyway, back to the task at hand. When we are running air conditioning/heat is when over ventilation is a problem. So, what is the answer? Well, the Home Ventilation Institute recommends running your bath exhaust for 20 minutes after you shower. This can easily be accomplished one of three ways: you can try and remember to come back in 20 minutes, you can have a timer installed on the bath exhaust or have a humidity sensor installed; that will shut down the fan when the humidity is below a certain set point. You never knew that bathroom ventilation was so exciting, did you? Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference

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20B ISLAND SS UN JULY 12, 2013 Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Dierence mmeek@rosierinsurance.com 239-472-1152 Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Serving Florida for over 55 years with a team of over 35 professionals. Mom AA nd Me by LL izzie 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 fed up with the telephone systems that business and most professional offices use. When I call, I want to speak to someone to purchase something or make an appointment. Almost without fail, I get this runaround and finally have to leave a message on their voicemail. Yesterday, I called my stockbroker and his message said, Your message is important to me and I will call you back at my convenience. How about my convenience? I am the one spending my money and when I call, I want to speak at my convenience and that is right now. I wonder are these people in business to help me, give me service, or am I really calling to help them? What has happened to service, or is that another old-fashioned, out-dated idea? Leslie W. Dear Leslie W., I am fed up also. I get so tired of their laundry list of options, and what I want usually falls between the tracks of their offerings. What annoys me even more is when I finally get to the right office and then I hear, I am sorry, I am out of my office, please leave your name, etc... I often wonder if they are just down the hall at the water cooler, having coffee or is this a deliberate technique to screen calls and just ignore the ones they do not think important. We older people are maybe just living beyond our time. So many younger people seem to think that we do nothing and have the time to just sit around and wait for their calls. Unfortunately, if you go to another broker, his telephone technique will probably be exactly the same. I hear this complaint very frequently from young and old, but it only seems to get worse with every passing day. Best of luck. Lizzie Dear Leslie W., Do not confuse new technology with poor customer service, and poorcontinued on page 22B LL ee Mental Health, SS WF ASAS AA nnounce AA gency MergerMore than one year of negotiation has culminated in the merger of Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) and Lee Mental Health, forming the largest mental health and substance abuse treatment agency in Southwest Florida. The merger combines the resources of the two non-profit agencies, effective July 1, under the new name of SalusCare, Inc., drawing on the Latin roots of Salus, (pronounced Sail-us) meaning health, prosperity and safety, which reflects the focus of the new organization. SalusCare, Inc., will be led by CEO Kevin B. Lewis with Lee Mental Health Center President and CEO David Winters serving as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Other members of the management team are Dr. Don Baracskay, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Susan Noble as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Tim Parham as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Members of the governing Board of Directors were selected from each of the not-for-profit agencies. Officers are Marshall Bower, President and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc., chairman; Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart, vice chair; Attorney William Keyes, secretary; and Ed Kleinow, treasurer. Other members of the Board of Directors are Sue Ackert; Mark S. Atkins, Lee Memorial Health System; Dena Geraghty, Lee County Dependency and Juvenile Drug Court; Dr. Judith Hartner, Lee County Health Department; Attorney Scot D. Goldberg, Goldberg, Racila, DAlessandro and Noone; Dr. Madelyn Isaacs, Florida Gulf Coast University; Jim Reilly; and Geoff Roepstorff, Edison National Bank. The SalusCare corporate office will be at 3763 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers, phone 332-6937. A new website has been created www.SalusCareFlorida.org with more information about the services offered. The SalusCare Board is enthused about the future of this new not-for-profit organization that we believe will give our community what it needs most a cohesive system of behavioral healthcare to address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use issues, Bower said. Our first year plan is to implement electronic medical records to enable us to share information across campuses. When we do that, we can increase access points for care and serve more people in need of treatment. Approximately one in four individuals have or will have a mental health disorder at some time during their lives; the incidence of substance use affects one in eight individuals. Florida currently is 49th in the nation in per capita funding for mental health services.continued on page 23B News From The VetHeartwormby DD r. Mathusa, Dog owners know that heartworm preventative plays an important role in maintaining the health of their pet. Heartworms, which are a year-round problem in Florida, cause significant morbidity in dogs by invading the right side of the canine (and feline) heart. Clinical signs include lethargy, exercise intolerance, coughing with or without blood, vomiting, weight loss, and in severe cases, death. Dogs and cats can contract heartworms from a single mosquito bite. Nearly all dogs seen in our clinic are on heartworm preventative for obvious reasons. However, most dog owners are not aware that this medication is not only important for their pet, but also for themselves and their families. The reason is that most heartworm preventatives protect against intestinal parasites, primarily hookworms and roundworms. Both of these parasites are contagious to humans. When we see hookworms and roundworms in dogs, 90 percent of these patients are not on heartworm preventative. Hookworms are microscopic, and roundworms, unless they are dead, are not often seen in the pets feces. Detection requires a test by your veterinarian. Both parasites can make dogs and cats very ill, causing vomiting and diarrhea. Heavy infestations of these worms can lead to a fatal anemia, especially in puppies and kittens. Hookworms and roundworms produce millions of eggs each week. The eggs, by way of the pets feces, pass into the environment. Microscopic hookworm lar vae hatch and make their way to the top of the stool and wait for barefooted or bare skinned humans to come in contact. The organisms pass through the skin and take up residence there, or in many other parts of the body including the gastrointestinal tract, heart, lungs, eyes and other tissues. The most common hookworm presentation in humans is creeping eruption as these larvae leave a hideous trail when they travel under the skin of their host. More important are roundworms. Under proper conditions, eggs from these organisms can survive up to a year in the environment and can number 25,000 in a single gram of animal feces. Roundworm eggs readily stick to unwashed human hands and once ingested, hatch inside of their host. The larvae travel from the intestine to all parts of the body via the bloodstream in a condition known as larva migrans. One of the more notorious forms is ocular larva migrans where the larvae infect the retina of the host, leading to vision impairment and blindness. In children, the conditioncontinued on page 23B

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21B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Florida homestead poses some difficult challenges from an estate planning per spective. Most people who move to Florida who already have their will or trust prepared ask their northern attorney if their estate plan is up to snuff for Florida law. Many times the attorney will tell them that its just fine and dandy for Florida. Dont believe them, particularly if you own Florida homestead. The reason is that when you consider Florida to be your primary residence, your Florida home becomes your homestead whether or not you actually file a homestead application. Filing such an application is advantageous, as there are exemptions available that reduce your property taxes, and you also qualify your residence under the Save Our Homes tax assessment cap, which limits the increase of your homesteads assessed value to only three per cent per year, even if the value increases at a much faster rate. Florida homestead, however, does not fit into any neat estate planning box as I have written about previously. If your will or trust has the standard credit-shelter trust/marital trust provisions, chances are that the disposition of your home is an invalid devise that can create estate planning havoc. If you would like a copy of my column on this issue, just email me and Ill send it along. When you claim Florida homestead, you cannot have any other homestead claimed for any other residence. If you have a homestead in a northern state, for example, you must disavow the homestead status and any special exemptions that you receive in that state. Claiming two homesteads at once poses criminal penalties that you dont want to defend against. Moreover, you cannot rent your homestead out and still claim homestead status. There has been some confusion on this issue and I thought that it would be important to address here since so many island properties are in the rental market. Recently, Governor Scott has signed into law Senate Bill 342 Rental of Homestead Property, and it is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2013. The new law amends Florida Statute 196.061. Under the old statute, enacted in 1996, a homeowners rental of all or substantially all of his or her homesteaded property meant that he or she had abandoned the homestead and therefore lost the ad valorem tax protection, as well as the Save Our Homes property tax assessment cap. The caveat to the law was that a homeowner turning his homestead property into such a rental after the first day of a given calendar year would not lose the homestead exemption for that calendar year, so long as the property had not also been rented the previous calendar year. The new law clarifies the statute and limits the exception. Now, a property owner who rents out his or her homestead for more than 30 days per year for two consecutive years will lose the homestead exemption tax benefits on that property. So if you rent out your homestead for more than 30 days per year for two consecutive years, you actually have an affirmative duty to notify the Property Tax Appraisers Office that your home no longer qualifies for homestead status. Failure to do so can also result in criminal penalties. If you rent your homestead property to third parties, you would want to per form a quick calculation to determine if the after-tax value of the rental income exceeds the property tax breaks that you achieve under the Florida homestead status. You would also want to determine if the creditor protection that Florida homestead status provides is valuable to you or not. You may know that the equity in your home is protected from almost all of your creditors (except those who have a mortgage or similar encumbrance on the property itself). Finally, if you rent out your homestead property, and if you do disavow homestead status, you would want your estate plan to be adjusted to reflect the new status of ownership. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerBeware When Y ou Rent Out Y our Florida Homesteadby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorney; CPA Platt HonoredHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., announced that Sanibel attorney David Platt was selected for inclusion in the 2013 Florida Super Lawyers magazine, noting his work in estate planning and probate law. The selection process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation and peer review of all candidates, as well as a good-standing and disciplinary check. Only five per cent of Florida attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers. With over 30 years of experience, Platt concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, commercial transactions and business entity formations. He frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants, attorneys, and the general public. Platt serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law, and is the author of several publications. He has also been recognized throughout his career by The Best of the U.S. LLC, Florida Monthly and has been included in Best Lawyers in America since 2006. He is active in the Southwest Florida Community and serves as a board member on the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation and is a for mer board member for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Platt received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University (B.A., with honors, 1975), his graduate degree from Michigan State University (M.A., 1976) and his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1980). David Platt S mall Business Owners Workshops The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) hosts a series of workshops in July designed for small business owners. The workshops will be held at various locations throughout Southwest Florida. Topics include Internet Marketing, Doing Business with the Federal Government, Business Chats, Frequently Asked Questions for Starting a Business, 30-minute Business Plan for Existing Businesses, and more. In addition, the SBDC hosts two special programs. A Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Trey Radel (FL-19) takes place on Saturday, July 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Cohen Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, and a Hurricane Preparedness Seminar on Thursday, July 25 at Edison State College in LaBelle. For times and locations, or to learn more about these seminars and programs, visit the SBDC website at www. sbdcseminar.org, or call the SBDC office at 745-3700. For further information, contact Suzanne Specht, SBDC assistant director, at 745-3704 or sspecht@fgcu.edu. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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22B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Cycling Safety Notes STAY TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PATHS In the U.S., we drive and cycle on the right. That applies to roads, but it also applies to our Sanibel Shared Use Paths. Other users will be expecting you to be on the right side, so lets establish a good habit always keep to the right especially where there are yellow lines.SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB deaRPharmacistIll Take My Coffee Black... A nd In The Back by S uzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I see a naturopathic doctor for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. She recommended coffee enemas. Suzy, Im a faithful reader, do you think this is safe? VA, Seattle, Washington Yes. Coffee enemas are used by holistic physicians for all sorts of conditions, including cancer. Lots of people find help with constipation, fatigue and liver detoxification concerns. I know this sounds bizarre because you prefer to taste your coffee, not insert it rectally. Agreed. You may be hearing about coffee enemas today, but they are nothing new and complications from coffee enemas are highly unusual. Hey, I just thought of a new franchise concept called Starbutts... entrance in the rear. Seriously, coffee enemas may help relieve constipation, insomnia and cognitive problems; they may eliminate (or control) parasites, candida and other pathogens (without disrupting intestinal flora). Coffee enemas are frequently used in natural cancer protocols such as the Gerson Therapy (www.gerson.org). Coffee enemas were outlined as a treatment in the revered Merck Manual, a thick book that physicians used as their primary reference for decades, until the mid-1970s. Its not the enema as much as it is the coffee that helps. You are exposed to a barrage of toxic compounds in your life, you can easily become over loaded. Some of you cannot detoxify properly. Coffee enemas help you make glutathione, an antioxidant and that sends poisons packing. More on that momentarily. Coffee enemas can be done at home inexpensively. You just need a comfortable spot on the floor of your bathroom, or bathtub. As the coffee is retained in your bowel, the fluid goes through your intestinal wall, through the portal vein to your liver. The stimulating effects and healing compounds of coffee jumpstart your liver and gallbladder. Bile flows. There are compounds in coffee like kahweol and cafestol which spark production of glutathione, and that is a strong cleansing compound in your body, one that consumers pay good money for when they buy glutathione as a dietary supplement, or get IV injections of it. To make more glutathione naturally (by using a coffee enema) is awesome. These enemas may allow for relaxation, a better mood, more energy, refreshing sleep and greater mental clarity. If you do too many enemas per week, you may experience electrolyte imbalances. Restoring your electrolytes is crucial, as coffee is a potent drug mugger of minerals. While the controversial cancer specialist Dr. Max Gerson suggested up to six per day, I think that is way too much for the aver age person. Doing a coffee enema weekly (even daily for awhile) is probably okay for most, but always follow your doctors recommendation. The recipe for a coffee enema is different than the beverage. Ive written an extended version of this column to teach you more about coffee enemas, the terrific health benefits, as well as the best coffee, enema equipment and safety concerns. To receive the article, go to my website www.DearPharmacist.com and sign up for your free newsletter. Your information is kept private. 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. Got A Problem? D r. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: What is the relaxation response?A: Dr. Herbert Benson, who coined the term relaxation response, suggested that you can use your mind to change your physiology for improved health and even reduce your need for medications. To begin the relaxation response, focus on your breath. Practice breathing diaphragmatically (belly breathing). Imagine inhaling relaxation through the stomach, diaphragm and lungs. Then, imagine exhaling stress and tension you have carried in your mind and body. The breath is a life force that keeps you centered in the present moment. This is why the relaxation response is so important. The same mechanism that turned your bodys stress response on can turn it off. When you decide that the real or imagined situation is no longer a threat, your brain stops sending emergency signals to your brain stem, which in turn ceases to send panic messages to your nervous system. Several minutes after you shut off the danger signals, the fight or flight response burns out. Your metabolism, breathing rate, heart rate, muscle tension and blood pressure all return to the levels they were before the incident. So the relaxation response is, to this day, very useful as a natural restorative process. Eden Energy MedicineA ctivate A ll N ine Energy S ystems In 5 Minutes Part 2by Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAMLLast week, we reviewed five of the nine Energy Systems recognized by Eden Energy Medicine (EEM). Todays column will review the remaining four. All these systems are interconnected in a complex multilayered structure. Many of the systems will be new to you. Some, like meridians (which are used with acupuncture) are more widely known. Each, however, has its own healing properties, which when combined with the other systems, create an intricate web of subtle movement that is dynamic and powerful. Last week, Meridians, Radiant Circuits, the Aura, Chakras and Triple Warmer were addressed. Celtic Weave Think of this system as a web that crisscrosses throughout and around your body, from your DNA (a double helix figure 8) to the auric field. It is the container of your bodys energies enabling a complex method of communicating between all systems. Weaving figure 8s is one of the most powerful techniques to stabilize any energetic shifts you have made. If in pain, figure 8 the area and bingo, healing starts. The Five Rhythms Based on Chinese medicine, these pulses correspond with the rhythmic movement of life influencing all of life and its cycles. There are five rhythms, each closely associated with the vibration of two or more meridians. Also referenced as elements, they are known as Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. If one or more rhythms are disconnected, there will be dis-ease. By assessing a persons rhythms with energy testing, physical health, emotional and behavioral challenges may be shifted. For example, if you have heart palpitations, there may be a disconnect between Fire (which contains the heart meridian) and Water rhythm. By repairing the connection, the palpitations diminish. The Electrics Directly affected by the nervous system and heart. This system runs through all the others since electrical impulses exist from a molecular/cellular structure from deep in our bodies out into our auric field. Access to this system is made by holding designated points on the body to shift the subtle electrical flows. A deep electrics session may be done after surgery or trauma to reset the system. The Basic Grid The foundation of all the energy systems which supports the bones and provides the framework to support all the bodys energy systems, holding them together. It is our chassis, and reminds me of a mesh screen. If there is a tear in the screen, the entire screen is weakened and will continue to unravel, allowing insects to enter. If there is a tear in the Basic Grid, a person cant completely heal, either physically or emotionally. Now that you are familiar with the concepts of the nine systems, we will explore how they impact us and how we may shift our patterns to enhance and optimize our vitality and health. Have fun with your energy! Next weeks topic is Clear Etheric Sludge Connect Heaven & Earth! If you have a questions for Karen, email her at ksemmelmanenergy@ gmail.com. Learn more at www.semmelmanenergy.com. EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. From page 20BMom And Mecustomer service with the younger gener ations. I am sure that before phone mail and voicemail routing technology, poor customer service existed. Poor customer service in the past was probably one of the reasons new technology was created. I agree with you, listening to long lists of phone selections because our options have changed is annoying. I believe improper use of voicemail is the current centurys example of poor customer ser vice. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com.

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23B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 ISLAND PHARMACY(Voted Best Pharmacy on The Island 6 years)CARING FOR YOU AND ABOUT YOU2330 Palm Ridge Rd. #12, Sanibel From page 20BMergerThe aim is improved care for patients with a seamless system of behavioral health care and better access to care from multiple locations in Lee County, Lewis said. The boards of both companies see this as a key step to improve current ser vices, and move toward a model of integrated care with other health providers in our community. There will be no disruption of services, Winters said. Patients who are accustomed to visiting the SWFAS Evans Avenue location will continue to receive services at that site. Patients of Lee Mental Health will continue to receive services at the Ortiz Avenue location, Winters said. While there may be some cost savings in the consolidation, Lewis and Winters said that is not the major reason for the merger and any potential savings will be invested in increased care. No layoffs or closing of offices are anticipated. Together, Lee Mental Health Center and SWFAS operate with annual budgets of just under $30 million and 450 employees serving 17,000 patients per year from seven locations in Lee County and one in Hendry County. The majority of programs offered by both companies are accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The merger brings the history of the two organizations full circle. Lee Mental Health was chartered in 1969. SWFAS traces its roots to 1972 when it was part of Lee Mental Health Center. The alcohol treatment program nearly closed in 1979 when Lee Mental Health felt that the state was underfunding this portion of the program. A volunteer citizens group char tered themselves as a separate 501(c)3 and Southwest Florida Alcoholism Services, Inc. (SWFAS) began active management in 1980. The name was changed to Southwest Florida Addiction Services in 1985 to encompass the dual addictions of drugs and alcohol. From page 20BHeartwormhas been mistaken for a malignant cancer leading to removal of the eye. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are approximately seven hundred cases of ocular larva migrans per year in the U.S. There is an even more notorious form of roundworm found in raccoons that can be fatal to children. Hookworm and roundworm infections are most commonly seen in children. The best prevention against these organisms are good hygiene and proper footwear. Heartworm preventative in dogs is important for your familys health and for public health. Testing for heartworms is inexpensive and can be done in just a few minutes at your veterinarians office. Monthly preventative can be administered to pets after a negative heartworm test. While human infections of hookworms and roundworms are not rampant in the U.S., they do occur and the effects can be devastating. Keeping your pet on heartworm preventative will significantly reduce the likelihood of your family having a close encounter with these disgusting parasites and illnesses associated with them. Dr. Mark Mathusa, DVM is a licensed veterinarian on Sanibel. If you have a question for Dr. Mark, email him at sanibelvet@yahoo.com. From page 2BDemocratic Clubalthough men are members as well. The DWC strives to stimulate interest in civic affairs, encourage good citizenship and educate the public on questions of public interest. The DWC encourages the active participation of Democratic voters, seeks to increase Democratic voter registration and supports qualified Democratic candidates for public office. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts, 1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate recognizes their top producers for the month of June. Top Listing Producers Team: McMurray & Nette Top Listing Producer Individual/ Partners: John and Denice Beggs Top Sales Producers Team: McMurray & Nette Top Sales Producer Individual or Partners: John and Denice Beggs. McMurray & Nette Team Denice and John Beggs ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS From page 8BDoc Fordsmanagement team, under the ownership of Sanibel residents Marty Harrity and Mark Marinello. Managers continue to hire staff and will hold job fairs at their Fort Myers Beach location on July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. and July 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. Interested persons can also apply in per son at either of the two existing locations. We are thrilled about our upcoming opening on Captiva, said Harrity. Our new venture with South Seas Island Resort has our entire team at Doc Fords very excited. For more information, visit www.docfords.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 24B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 UPHOLSTERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086Island COMPUTER SERVICES PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com INTERIOR DESIGN Sanibel Design CenterPam Ruth AIR CONDITIONING & REMODELING We are your One-Stop ContractorCall today for a free estimate!(239) 344-6883 Licensed & Insured: CBC1254276 and CAC1814724 AIR CONDITIONING REMODELING Summer Sweet Pepper Fajitas 3 bell peppers (assorted colors), sliced thin 1/2 sweet onion, sliced thin 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced thin 1 fresh tomato, diced into small pieces 1 yellow squash, sliced thin 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup fajita sauce (your favorite) 4 to 8 wheat flour tortillas Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste In a medium-sized saut pan, cook all vegetables in olive oil over medium-high heat, until almost tender. Add fajita sauce and stir until mixed well. Wrap tortillas in aluminum and warm in a 250 degree oven. Serve family-style with your favorite toppings. Topping ideas: cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa. Summer Sweet Pepper Fajitas

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 27B SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27B25B ISLAND SUN JULY 12 2013 LAWN MAINTENANCE NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 BUILDING CONTRACTOR PRESSURE WASHING Owner Matthew Ryan1-239-645-9834www.oneppw.comLicense & Insured Owner Owner Ask About Our$9900Specials!! Professional Pressure WashingFREE ESTIMATEQuality Service Guaranteed CONTRACTOR G I P M SR C D P D P CG D GrSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show room FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS

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Read us online at IslandSunNews.com PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 26B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 CUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooDeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. COSMETICS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available Call for Summer Specials! CONSTRUCTION 239-472-6711 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS GLASS 2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975 Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass Specialists in impact condo complex replacement POOL SERVICE & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386 CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING TREE & LAWN CARE Complete Landscaping Services 239-896-6789Top 10 Real Estate Sales Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Subdivision Sanibel20062,811$1,995,000 $1,725,00052 Water Shadows Sanibel19863,787$1,498,000 $1,300,000200 No Subdivision Sanibel19973,485$1,100,000 $937,500 344 Beachview Country Club Estates Sanibel20042,224$989,000 $797,500 98 Renaissance Fort Myers 20052,831$575,000 $530,000 102 Caloosa Yacht & RacquetFort Myers 19932,603$499,500 $435,000 71 Laurel Meadow Bonita Springs 20002,150$449,000 $425,000 100 No Subdivision Cape Coral 20012,336$447,000 $380,000 1009 Willow Bend Fort Myers 20052,124$369,000 $360,000 23Bonita Springs Golf & Country ClubBonita Springs 20052,313$359,000 $355,000 79Courtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUPER CROSSWORD 27B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 SCRAMBLERS CONTRACTORS 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 TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE 482-7350 We Service All your Landscape Needs FULL Landscaping SERVICES Over 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myers COMPUTERS FISHING CHARTER CAPT. MAT T MI TCHELL USCG Licensed & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.com SLIDING GLASS DOORS Replacing Sliding Glass Door Rollers, Locks, Tracks and More 2393397355www.SliderMedic.comLicensed & InsuredServing Lee & Collier Counties Replacing Sliding Glass Door Rollers, AUTO DETAILING

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28B ISLAND SS UN JULY 12, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE ANNUAL RENTALFOR RR ENTCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. For information call 239-472-1189.RS 3/15 CC 8/30 ANNUAL RENTAL $1,795/MONTHQuiet, private setting, 3B/2B, stilt home. Living area, master bedroom & lg porch have lake view. Covered parking, enclosed storage. Avail. Aug. 1. 239-223-3536.NS 7/12 CC 7/12 SERVICES O ffFF ERED CC OMPANION SS ERVICE 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 1/4 BM TFN SS CARNATO LL AWN SS ERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN HH ELLES CC LEANING SS ERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN PAINTINGPAINTING GOATGOAT Professional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 4/19 CC TFN SERVICES O ffFF ERED ROGERROGER NODRUNODRU FF ELECTRICELECTRIC Lic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. RS 6/7 CC TFN REMODELINGREMODELINGSS tan Boring GG ene ral CC ont ractor239-470-9991Over 40 Years Construction Experience. Remodeling, Cabinetry, Flooring, Carpentry. stanboring@gmail.comNS 6/7 CC TFN B EACHSIDEEACHSIDE ANIMALANIMALCLINIC CLINIC SANISANI B ELEL Itchy Pets? We Can Help.239-579-0804NS 6/21 CC TFN HH OME/ CONDOCONDO WW ATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN SANISANI B ELEL HOMEHOME WATCHWA TCH Retired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN MOMO B ILEILE HOMEHOMEPERIWIN PERIWIN K LELE PARPAR K$115,000. 60 x 12 wl metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Master BR has queen size bed & blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/ shower & dbl sink vanity w/extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + blt-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. room & bathrooms. Carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware,2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. RS 6/21 CC 7/12 ISABELLA RASiIHAPPY TO HELP Y YOUWithITH A ALL OOF Y YOUrRREAL EEStT At TE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 PP eriwinkle WW ay #105 SS anibel, F LL 33957 ISABELLA RASiI (239) 246-4716E ISABELLARASi I@AOL.COM TO PLA cC E AA CLA ssSS I fF IED LL OG OntONT O: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED WW EST GG UL fF DD RIVE SS TILT HH OME3 BR/2 BA; 1600 Sq Ft; 110 x 180 Lot FSBO: $679,900, OBO 239-472-0692 www.4sanibel.comNS 6/21 CC TFN II sland VV acationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN VACATION RENTAL LIGHTHOUSELIGHTHOUSE REALTREALT YPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CCCC TF NN RR ENTAL WW ANTED AA NNUAL RR ENTAL WW ANTEDSWF, freelance writer seeking annual rental on Sanibel or Captiva (6 months or longer)quiet, clean, excellent credit and references. Call Diane at (804) 690-4757.NS 6/21 CC 7/12 AA NNUAL RR ENTAL WW ANTEDSingle 52 year old male gainfully employed non-smoking, no pets, no children, good credit. Looking for moderately priced 1B/1B or bigger rental. Sept. or later to occupy. Call Todd at 262-455-5860.NS 6/28 CC TFN COMMERICAL RENTAL OO FF ICEICE / COMMERCIALCOMMERCIAL SPACESPACE F OROR RENTRENT PALM COURT CENTER 2424 PALM RIDGE ROAD SANIBEL, Florida HIGHLY VISIBLE GROUND FLOOR SPACE 520 SQUARE FEET MOVE IN CONDITION IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY $750 / MONTH Landlord pays all common maintenance. Call 239-472-6543 or 973-726-3213NS 4/5 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL RERE / MAMA X OO F THETHE ISLANDSISLANDS Putting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN Q UIETUIET SANISANI B ELEL HOMEHOME WW / PRIVATEPRIVA TE B EACHEACH PATHPA TH 3200 sq ft home in Gulf Pines, one of Sanibels most beautiful & sought after communities. One house from beach w/private beach path. Short walk to Gulf Pines 2 swimming pools & tennis courts; large landscaped lot provides privacy. 3-4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, large open living area, screened porch & several decks. W/D, 2nd fridge, Elevator, 2-car garage. $4,000/mo. + util. Annual rental only. Unfurnished. Landscaping & association fees paid by owner. Avail Oct 2013. Call 917-680-4440.NS 5/31 CC TFN DIRECTLDIRECTL Y ACROSSACROSS F ROMROM B EACHEACH custom wood staircase, All High End appliances, separate bar, full custom large 3 car garage. A rare offering @ $3,500/mo. B AA Y F RONTRONT RESIDENCERESIDENCE This spectacular Bay Front home offers Panoramic Views of the Bay 4 bedrooms + maids quarters, large garage, pool on Bay and UF. $4,200/mo. CANALCANAL & DOCDOC K Five Minutes to T oll-Booth!! This UF ground level updated home offers 3 BR/2 BA + family room, double garage, screened in pool, 65 boat dock, + boat lift for boat. $2,800/mo. 472-6747 GG ulf Beach PP roperties, II nc. Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Ownersanibelannualrentals.comServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 7/5 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALS SS ANI bB EL fF ORT M yY ERS

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29B ISLAND SS UN JULY 12, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 HELP WANTEDVO LL U NTEENTEE RS NEEDEDNEEDED Volunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN SE rvRV E rsRS AssASS I sS TANT SE rvRV E rsRS LL INE C ooOO KIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN HH ELP WW ANTEDDo you enjoy making people happy? and professional? If youre at home in a retail environment and youre ready to become a long-term important part of a respected, quality focused team. or email DCimeo@lilyjewelers.comNS 7/5 CC 7/12 HousHOUS EKEEPE rR PP A rR TTT IMEThe Robert Rauschenberg Foundations Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva seeks to engage a committed person in the role of Housekeeper. The successful and organized. Strong time management skills, a plus. S/he needs to be able to work independently, as well as perform as part of a team. An enthusiasm for the property and a willingness to learn and grow in the position are necessary. Position begins early September 2013. schedule, average 25 hours/week. $15/ and three references should be sent to Employment@rauschenbergfoundation. org. No phone calls, please.NS 7/12 CC 7/26 PET sS FR EEEE KITTENKITTENT T O GOO DD HH O MEME Free kitten to good, safe home. NS 5/31 NC TFN AA NTIQ uU E B uU TCHE rR BL oO CK Has holder for knives. $250 or best offer. NS 6/14 CC TFN forFOR sS ALE WANTED T oO buBU Y CACA S HH PAIDPAID FOR MILITAMILITA R YY ITEMITEM SCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. RS 6/7 CC 8/30 CACA R forFOR sS ALE2007 B uU ICK LL A CrossCROSS E CLCL X16,500 miles, beige color, 4 door, all power, seldom driven off island, $14,000. Call Ken at 472-2012.RS 7/12 NC TFN boBO AT sS CAN oO E sS KAYAK sSDoDO CKA gG EHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. RS 1/4 NC TFN 22-F ooOO T GLACIE rR BAY CC AT AMA rR ANIn good condition. Needs some detailing and a high pressure fuel pump. $12,500 or best offer. The boat was donated to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) for quick sale. Contact James Robinson at CROW at crowclinig.org. Or contact Peg Albert crowclinic.org. RS 6/28 CC TFN L osOS T AND fouFOU NDL osOS TLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon RS 1/4 NC TFN F ouOU NDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, NS 3/8 NC TFN TT OO LL BOX WAWA S HEHE S U PP O NN S ANIANI B ELEL washed up on shore Saturday morning, at Sundial Resort on Sanibel Island. To claim call Sundial Resort Security NS 6/14 CC TFN VO LL U NTEENTEE RS NEEDEDNEEDED At The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTED www.crowclinic.org HELPHELP US PLEAPLEA S EE !!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN VO LL U NTEENTEE R O PPPP OR TT U NITYNITY The Sunshine Ambassador Program offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 CC TFN

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rfnCALLING 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 BIGARTS (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.) ..... 565-7872 or 433-7798 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 T ea Society of Sanibel and Captiva .......... 472-8334 Kiwanis Club ........................................... 677-7299 League of Women Voters .................... sanibelLWV@gmail.com Lions Club (T om 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 ATT RAC TIONSBailey-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) ............. 472-232930B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Pets Of The Week Hello, my name is Chopper. I am a 5-month-old spayed female chocolate Stafforshire/hound mix. My owners packed up the car one day and just drove away. I ran after the car, but they never stopped or looked back. I dont understand because I am bright and lively and I do love people, especially when they play with me. I would make a great companion for someone who has time and energy to love me and train me. My adoption fee is $45 (regularly $95) during Animal Services Freedom Friends Adoption Promotion. Hello, our names are Tammi and Pebbles. We are both 1-yearold female domestic short hairs: Tammi is an orange tabby, while Pebbles is white with black markings on her head and tail. Pebbles came to the shelter pregnant and I arrived with a shattered rear leg, which had to be amputated. We were sent to the same foster home and it was the best thing that ever happened. Pebbles took one look at me and decided she would be my best friend. Both of us have quiet per sonalities and love to be groomed. Were talkative, come when called and even eat out of the same bowl. We recovered together and would like to stay together forever. Please come meet us to see if we could be the perfect pets for you. Our adoption fee is $10 for both of us (regularly $50) during Animal Services Freedom Friends Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs 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. Tammi and Pebbles ID# 530167 (Tammi) 567231 (Pebbles) Chopper ID# 567295 photos by squaredogphoto.com

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We make it easy. You make it home. RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShellRentals.com239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168 Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Naples, Captiva and Sanibel Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley Come out of your shell and into one of ours. Best Priced Captiva Bay Estate $2,200,000 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Troon Court-Sanctuary $1,395,000 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Pelicans Roost $745,000 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Bayfront Beauty $2,995,000 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Pet Friendly For Owners $498,000 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Sanibel Harbours $1,395,000 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Key West Style Hideaway Sanibel $893,000 Jane Weaver & Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249 Captiva Open Breeze $1,795,000 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Barefoot Way $4,995,000 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Chateaux Beach Front $2,450,000 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Captiva Beach Gem $4,850,000 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Gulf Beach Villa 2008 $649,000 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Gulf Front Captiva Estate $3,995,000 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Ultimate Dream Location $2,475,000 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Sanibel Gulf Front Condo $667,000 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 South Seas Island Resort $1,895,000 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 NEW PRICE32B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013



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JULY SU NRISE/SU NSET: SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 rfn PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAI D FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Sanibel-Captiva Independence Day Parade Highlightssee more photos on page 16B Baileys General Store photos by Jeff Lysiak Parade Winners Best Float Commercial John Naumann & Associates Best Float Small Entry Tips and Toez Best Float Not-for-profit JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Best Float Family Bissell Family Best Nature Theme JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Best Salute to the U.S. Military John Naumann & Associates Best Original Design Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) Most Patriotic Law Office of Jason R. Maughan Best Music Island Sun CROW Accepts First Place Gulf Guardian AwardThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) accepted a first place Gulf Guardian Award from the EPA at a June 26 ceremony in Tampa. CROW won the award for its role toward achieving and preserving healthy and resilient coasts in the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. The EPAs acknowledgment to us for protecting and caring for wildlife native to the gulf region is rewarding, said Peg Albert, CROWs executive director. It causes us to stop for a minute and consider the larger role we play in the overall well-being of the coastal area and the interrelatedness among animals, people and the environment. Of the seven categories recognized by the EPAs Gulf of Mexico Program, CROW placed first in the Civic/Non-Profit category and was one of only two organizations from Florida to win an award. Accepting the EPAs Gulf Guardian Award are, from left, Ben Scaggs, Jeff Burns, James Robinson and Beverly BanisterSanibel Causeway InspectionsThe City of Sanibel received a news release from the Lee County Department of Transportation regarding upcoming Sanibel Causeway inspections Friday, July 12 to Thursday, July 31 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work is to be done weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and is cur rently anticipated to finish by the end of July, weather permitting. The inspection work will be done from the shoulders of the bridges and should be accomplished without lane closures, although there may be very short traffic disruptions dur ing the daily set up and tear down of the Maintenance of Traffic devices. Variable message signs will be placed to alert drivers to the roadway Maintenance of Traffic. If you have any questions, contact Lee County DOT at 533-9400. The follow-up inspection of the beams on the three Sanibel bridges by Lee County DOT contractor TY Lin Intl is scheduled to begin on July 12. The pur pose of this inspection is to determine if there has been any increase in crack lengths or widths in any of the bridge beams since the last inspection and whether the cracking has stabilized so the county can move forward with repairs.

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20132 Hometown Pride A t CECIThe 4th of July parade was lots of fun for the Childrens Education Center is the Islands (CECI). Staff, students and parents showed their hometown pride with a replica of the Sanibel Lighthouse and the message CECI... Lighting the way for our kids! On Friday, July 5, the children celebrated with Field Day. Water balloon tosses, flag races, bean bag toss, parachute play and tug-of-war were all followed by Rocket Pops to cool off. The kids had a blast. Abbie McCallion makes sure her bean bag doesnt miss Dawson Liebetrau shows his excitement as he crosses the finish line Aidan Buscher holds his flag high after his flag race The children at CECI cool off with Rocket Pops, sporting their gold medals The children had lots of fun with the parachute play a hip BoutiqueHUGE SUMMER CLEARANC E!20-60% OFFSelected ItemsSPECIAL SAVINGS ON MAXI DRESSES! Come See us & Save 472-1115 SALE SALE CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel Island Celebrating 39 Years of Dedication to Education FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 2 5 YEARS OLD F LORIDA VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER C ONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR(239) 472-4538Se habla Espaol

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3 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Carolyn Tongyai and Melissa Kotel hold the CECI banner for the 4th of July parade The CECI float, full of happy kids S anibel Father A nd S on A re First To Be Filmed For D ocumentaryProduction has started on Growing Up on Sanibel, a documentary that will premiere at BIG ARTS on April 10. Filming started last week at the Sanibel baseball field as Michael Damico and his father Vince did something they have done countless times over the years; they practiced baseball. This time, though, filmmaker David E. Carter was on hand to record their action, and their words, with three high definition TV cameras. I already knew Michael and Vince from a baseball film I produced in 2009 and most of it was shot at the Sanibel baseball field, Carter said. Michael was featured in the film Dear Baseball: I Love You in a re-creation of 1950s baseball action. Ive kind of watched Michael grow up since then and he was the first person I thought about when I got the idea for Growing Up on Sanibel, Carter said.The filming last week captured Michael and Vince in their routine throwing, fielding and hitting. Afterwards, as the cameras rolled, Michael talked about growing up on Sanibel, and the unique environment and opportunities the island offers to young people.Michael, who began playing baseball at age nine in the Sanibel Little League, is a rising senior at Fort Myers High School, where he plays on the varsity baseball team. Michael Damico with his father VinceOn camera, he credits his Sanibel coach, his dad, for his love of baseball. The documentary will continue to follow Michael from now and into the coming high school baseball season for the Fort Myers High Green Wave. Ill be filming Michael several times over the next seven or eight months, Carter said. I want to capture him, and his interests, and how Sanibel has helped make him into the person he is. Michael is just one of the young people who will be featured in Growing Up on Sanibel. We have six or seven others already confirmed and are seeking several more people to include in the film, Carter said. Our island is full of interesting people, young and old. Everyone has a story. You can nominate someone (or yourself) to be considered for inclusion in the film by going to www.SanibelStories.com. Producer David E. Carter is a long-time year-round Sanibel resident and has won seven Emmy Awards. The documentary Growing Up on Sanibel is being sponsored by Pfeifer Realty Group.

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20134 THE ONLY HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN "Let us Pamper You!"LINDA MARISA JEANNE JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE( ) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME! Find us on WE WILL PAY YOUR TOLL!!!Spend $55 and bring us your toll receipt for a full refund! HUGE SUMMER SALE on Bolts of Fabric Around The World Week Held At CECIThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands celebrated diversity with the theme, Around The World. The children learned about different countries, cultures and flags as well as foods. While the children celebrated other cultures, they also prepared to celebrate our own on the 4th of July. Abbie McCallion gets help from Ms. Cindy to decorate our 4th of July flag for the parade Katie Dunn is all smiles in her water day play Alex Muench and Jayden Wolfe practice preparing different foods celebrating diversity The children at CECI show their Independence with their own American flag Marjorie Pachenco spends time with her granddaughter, Majdal Pachenco, visiting from Palestine

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5 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 rfr ntb rfrfntnrf tb b rrf r rn rf 2013-07-10_SAN_Print.indd 1 7/8/13 8:21 AM New Preschool Is Planned, Open House On July 13 Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ announced plans to open a new weekday preschool program beginning August 8. Sanibel Christian Preschool will provide children 3 years old and Pre-K with a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment. The church is working with the Florida DFC to obtain licensing and hopes to have the final license by mid-July, followed by state authorization as a VPK provider. As a ministry of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, the schools practices and direction are based on the assumption that each student is a beloved child of God. They welcome and accept students and parents from any race, color, national, religious or ethnic origin. Students will be invited to share their familys heritage and traditions with the other students through such activities as the Fridays Around the World. Their program will emphasize a developmentally challenging program which nurtures the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and artistic needs of each student. The Preschool Director, Laura Miltner, is already known to many parents and children in our community as a warm, open, energetic and creative teacher. She comes highly recommended, with many years of experience as a Preschool Director and teacher. She has a B.A. in Studio Arts with a focus in education and an AA in Early Childhood Development, FL. She will lead a program that includes fine arts, Kindermusic and emergent reading, writing and arithmetic skills. Beth Kindt joins Laura as their teacher of 3-year-olds. In anticipation of its opening, Sanibel Christian Preschool is holding an Open House on Saturday, July 13 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. to give parents, preschoolers and the community an opportunity to tour the preschool areas, learn about the preschool and meet Laura Miltner. They are currently accepting applications, pending approval of the state license. Applications are available at the church office, located 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, For further information, call Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ at 472-0497. Laura Miltner and student 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 For more information call 239-472-5317 or email ADSilby@yahoo.com. CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 10, 2013 thru April 27, 2014 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 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:8 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 Sunday Worship Services: 10 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 9:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Coomunion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Holy Days 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 Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-gr.5) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Potluck Supper 1st Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNIT ARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email ryi139@aol.com.

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Boat Dock Made Safer, Variance Grantedby Jeff LysiakDuring Tuesdays planning commission meeting, a variance application to replace an existing boat and dock lift with a new reconfigured dock and boat lift, in conjunction with a seawall repair, was unanimously approved, but not before a few improvements were made. Ralph Cimato, speaking on behalf of property owners Cary and Patricia Giese, presented the variance application. Cimato, in order to provide safer access to the boat lift for his clients, proposed increasing the width of the dock in excess of the maximum eight foot width cur rently allowed by city code. Because the proposed dock and boat lift will be new or substantially improved structures, they are subject to current standards for accessory marine structures, including the minimum 15-foot setback and maximum eight-foot width limitation, the staff report reads, in part. The applicant has made extensive efforts to redesign the proposed dock and boat lift without the need for variances, however due to restricted access and limited frontage (the parcel has only 40 feet of access along the canal), conditions exist where the applicant finds it impractical to comply with the current minimum setback and maximum dock width standards. Following a brief discussion of the application with senior planner Roy Gibson, commissioners asked Cimato if he was happy with the application as it was being submitted, considering all of the additional safety improvements including closing a triangular-shaped gap at one corner of the dock that were suggested. Its much safer now than what is there now, he replied. But, after some additional debate over whether the planning commission should take it upon themselves to offer their suggestions on how to improve the safety of items brought up for discussion, chair man Michael Valiquette made a motion to approve the variance application. Commissioner Chuck Ketteman seconded the motion. Fellow commissioner Holly Smith recommended to Cimato dont be afraid to trust his instincts when it comes to suggesting improvements related to safety. Commissioners voted 7-0 to approve the application, with seven staff conditions attached to the variance. A formal drawing of the boat dock with the closed gap will be brought to the planning department for final approval. In other business, a variance application to permit a detached accessory garage building to be constructed less than 150 feet from the front lot line at 1826 Woodring Road, submitted by Daniel and Susan Murphy for property owners Kevin and Kimberly Haag, was continued to the commissions September 10 meeting at 9:05 a.m. INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford 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 Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20136 Brick Pavers A pproved For Moonshadows Condominiumsby Jeff LysiakA variance to install 23,208 square feet of pervious brick pavers within all of the existing crushed shell rock and gravel driveway areas at Moonshadows Condominiums was approved on Tuesday by the Planning Commission, subject to 10 recommended conditions made by the citys planning staff. According to Roy Gibson, planning staff member who made the variance application presentation to the commission, Gigi Design Group on behalf of the Moonshadow Property Owners Association was seeking approval to replace the existing surface which had become nearly impermeable over the years. But according to commissioner Dr. Phillip Marks, it was obvious that the owners of the condominium complex did not take steps to mitigate the problem, and that the issue with the condition of the driveways may have been avoided with proper maintenance. Fellow commissioner Chuck Ketteman asked Gibson if the city was seeing a trend toward applications to replace crushed shell rock surfaces with permeable pavers, and Gibson acknowledged that it had seen many such applications in recent years. While commissioner Tom Krekel lamented the fact that Gigi Design Group only completed three of the seven questions on the variance application, noting that, It isnt our job to do the work for him, Ketteman made a motion to approve the application, subject to the nine conditions recommended by the planning department as well as an additional condition to require a minimum 20-foot roadway area, as recommended by the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District. Holly Smith seconded the motion. Among the nine conditions for the variance: depth of six inches) from the site. The existing finished grade elevations of the driveways shall be maintained. Upon completion, the applicants engineer shall certify that no adverse hydrological impacts on adjacent properties resulted from the installation of the pavers. mitted on the subject property shall not exceed 51,621 square feet and 63,225 square provided to the city verifying compliance with these limitations. Commissioners voted 7-0 in favor of granting the variance application.

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7 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Permitted, Conditional U ses Reviewed By Commissionby Jeff L ysiakPlanning commissioners, facing what will likely be a long series of discussions related to the commer cial redevelopment study, began talking about what businesses might be appropriate for Sanibel and what businesses might not both currently and in the near future during Tuesdays commission meeting.Director of Planning Jimmy Jordan, as directed by the city council following their June 6 meeting, was asked to bring per mitted uses, interconnectivity and parking as topics for further review and discussion by the planning commission. According to Jordan, commissioners were requested to: and conditional commercial uses in the Land Development Code. uses that were never moved forward, nor pursued in the past, because they were not a permitted or conditional use that was listed. that may need to be removed or added to the current list of permitted and conditional uses. Jordan handed each of the comtional commercial uses within the Land Development Code. The commissioners will review the list, make recommendations to keep or change the use, and provide additional comments along the right line and decide what should be permitted and what should be conditional, it will take us a month, said chairman Michael Valiquette. During a brief discussion, Jordan uses that have been inquired about in the past but were never moved forward nor pursued because they are not specifically listed in the Land Development Code as either a permitted or conditional use: than two similar uses) for onsite consumption) Commissioner Chuck Ketteman noted that perhaps the commission should prepare a list of amenities that the City of Sanibel should offer its residents, such as a retirement facility the likes of Talmage and Dr. Phillip Marks noted that undesirable businesses or services such as tattoo parlors or escort services might not appear on a list of amenities to be offered on the island. So you think we should steer our selves toward making a list of things we dont want or wouldnt allow? asked Tom Krekel, a query his fellow commissioners agreed to. In addition, the panel requested that Jordan submit letters to several cities similar to Sanibel including Mount Dora, Aspen and Nantucket asking for their citys permitted use regulations. Commissioners were requested to complete their own homework on the permitted and conditional commercial weeks for review and conduct further review on the commercial redevelopment at their July 23 meeting. July D iaper D riveW located on Sanibel, has partnered with Destiny Ministries of adult and childrens diapers for their July Diaper Drive. non-profit charity that supplies diapers to our local student moms, medically challenged/special needs children under 4 years old, adults and the elderly. In over one million diapers to our most fragile and vulnerable population here in event, they distribute baby backpacks filled with diapers, baby wipes, clothing vouchers, baby toys and other baby products to first-time student moms. Please bring in your diaper donations seven days a week. Debbie Jenks Sickels, stated that they will be a collection site for deductable financial donation is preferred, we can also count the dollar amount as one diaper for every 32 cents. Checks and dropped off at Waterside Inns front office during normal business hours. Any donation large or small is needed. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday Phone # 239-472-5777 Showroom Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101Administrative Ofces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20138 No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Mark West Pinot Noir Great of Cigars and THE One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Tanqueray Gin Crown Royal BIG BOOK SALE Buy 1 book and get 1 book at 50% off* July 12-July 19, 2013 *In store only. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions. 1571 Periwinkle Way. Sanibel, FL. 33957 239472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Summer Reading Program Going Strong At LibraryDuring the summer, island youth can be found at the Sanibel Public Library. The kids are Reading For Others! Each participant keeps track of their reading time during the eight-week summer break and participates in challenges that Barb Dunkle, Youth Librarian, sets up for them. The children earn books for their reading and challenge work, not only for themselves, but also for the Childrens Hospital. The goal set for this year is to earn 1,000 books for the Childrens Hospital. The popular program encourages reading skills and charity. The Summer Reading Program is not all work for the kids they are invited to attend weekly programs at the library. Some favorite programs are Magic by John, Tampa Taiko (interactive drumming), Alliance for the Arts and John Storms World of Reptiles. The programs are held on Tuesday afternoons at 3 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Upcoming programs are John Storms World of Reptiles on July 16 and Lets Make Ice Cream on July 23. During the July 23 program, the library will make a presentation to the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored in part by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its generous donors. To contact the foundation or to contribute, call 472-2483. Youth Librarian Barb Dunkle, right, helps makes preparations for another activity Youngsters follow the instructions of an acting coach from the Alliance of the ArtsShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201310 Summer Arts Campers Paint, Dance And SingEvery Friday, campers enrolled in BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp end their weekly lessons by taking the stage to perform in an afternoon recital, which is followed by a display of their latest artwork. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend the peformance to discover how creative their kids can be. Recent classes included Paint like a Master: Landscapes and Portraits led by instructor Jane Hudson and Irish Step Dance with instructors from Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy. Upcoming BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp activities include daily lessons in painting, dance, puppetry, improvisational acting, music appreciation and folk art as well as general arts and crafts. Professional artists/educators provide challenging art classes to develop childrens artistic skills and explore their creative potential. Middle and high school students have the option to attend camp solely as a student or select to participate in the fine arts apprentice program, spending half the day as a student and the other half assisting instructors of K classes as a volunteer to receive community service hours. Upcoming middle and high school courses include dance, photography with instructor David Meardon and painting with instructor Lisa Gould who teaches classes such as Watercolor: Learn the basics and then let your imagination take off! Gould will also teach one week of 3-D sculpture classes, where she will help students create relief hangings and in-the-round sculptures. Tracey Kinnunen joins BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp as a music teacher and she will be introducing campers to an array of unusual instruments. Erin McCourt, the resident scenic artist at Florida Repertory Theatre will be introducing the younger campers to homemade crafts and new painting techniques. Kinnunen and McCourt will also work with theater instructor Angie Koch and her students to add music and help create more elaborate scenery into the weekly Friday theater productions. BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp is held weekly through July 26 and runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition for campers entering grades K through 5 in the fall is $130 per week, while middle and high school tuition is $80 per week. Tuition assistance is available; contact BIG ARTS for an application. BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp Sponsors are: Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, LAT Foundation and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. To sign up, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or visit www.BIGARTS.org. 1975-2019 periwinkle way ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Artwork by Grace Ireland (butterfly and flower) and Clay Robinson (abstract) ArtworkMeagan Brown (elephant), Maria Angelino (cheetah), Callie Flanagan (seahorse), Meagan Brown (flowers), Jacob Lemmon (brown house) BIG ARTS campers march in their original play, The Big Parade Irish dance instructor Jamie Knaub instructing the class

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11 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Get Back To The Beach With The BIG A RTS Community PlayersBIG ARTS Community Players will bring the Jersey Shore to Southwest Florida in the interactive musical Jersey Girls. Produced and performed by a troupe of community theater members, the show will feature popular oldies as several groups of girls compete during a 1960s radio show competition held on a New Jersey boardwalk. The radio show is a battle of the bands contest for several allgirl groups. Competing for the title of Jersey Girls are the Marvels from Cape May County, the Lady Rascals from Bergen County, the Stone Ponies from Monmouth County, the Tonettes from Essex County and the Linden Lovelies from Union County. Presented by the Herb Strauss Theater, tickets are now on sale. Adults are $15, children 17 and under are $5. Order online at www.BIGARTS.org, call 4726862 or 395-0900. Jersey Girls co-writer and director June Kocs latest production came about because her husband Jack adores the 1960s era of music. With her husband as the historian, Koc and Nancy Fueyo channeled their mutual love for Seaside Heights into a musical about the popular Jersey Shore boardwalk and the music performed during that era. The Jersey Girls cast includes Anna Anderson, Noelle Aparte, Russell Bias, Sabrina Chantel, Gia Corbeil, Sarah Daigle, Linda Fazioli, Anna Grilli, Scott Knop, Lisa Kuchinski, Shelley Sanders and Tyler Young. The production features direction and stage managing by June Koc, choreography by Bobbi Frasca, props and costume design by Ana Perez, musical direction by Nancy Fueyo, historical research by Jack Koc, and lighting and sound design by BIG ARTS Technical Director Adam Trummel. Jersey Girls will be performed at the Herb Strauss Theater on Friday, July 12, Saturday, July 13, Wednesday, July 17, Thursday, July 18, Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. All shows are at 8 p.m. The Herb Strauss Theater is at 2200 Periwinkle Way. The Community Players welcome volunteers to work on all aspects of production, both on stage and behind-the-scenes. The Players provide local live theater, performed for the community, by the community. For more information about volunteering, call 395-0900 or email info@BIGARTS.org. Nancy Fueyo June Koc To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201312 www.SynergySportswear.com WOOSTER TVSERVING SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA FOR OVER 35 YEARSTelevision Sales and Service Competitive Pricing Free Delivery Fast, Friendly Service2422 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel FL 33957239-472-1133woostertv@embarqmail.com www.woostertv.com BOATRENTALSDolphin Watching 472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.comSanibel Beauty Salon Free OPI polish and Heavenly Silk hand lotion with Mani/Pedi and coupon Sanibels First Beauty/Barber est. 1951 Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 13 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Summer Hours : Monday thru Saturday 10am to 4pmwww.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island FISH Cooking With Kids A Delicious SuccessTwelve young chefs brought together fun, nutrition and education to create a three-course meal at the FISH of Sanibel, Inc. Cooking With Kids program. FISH started the program last year to motivate and empower children to make healthy food choices through hands-on nutritional education activities. The event took place on June 20 at the St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church kitchen on Sanibel, and was taught by Celia Hill, a County Extension Agent IV from the Lee County Extension of University of Florida/IFAS. Children, ages 3 through 18, prepared a delicious and nutritious meal of fruit and greens appetizer, crunchy baked chicken fingers with honey mustard dipping sauce, Back row, from left, Adrian Strauss (holding sister Scarlett), facilitator Celia Hill, Maria Swiersz, Sara Swiersz and Jeovanno Lozano; middle row, DJ Jenkins, Annelisa Swiersz, Jordan McKee, David Lozano and Lizzie Swiersz; front row, Ty Strauss and Yuan Bohmayeg Jordan McKee and DJ Jenkins carefully measured the ingredients Celia Hill, Annelisa Swiersz and Adrian Strauss prepare the fruit and greens appetizer

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13 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013green beans with house seasoning, steamed carrots with homemade butter, and banana pudding parfait. Participants get to explore, prepare and enjoy fresh, affordable foods. They discover that good food is delicious and that learning how to prepare and cook nutritious meals is an important way to take care of your self, and even your family. During the event, Hill used foods available from the FISH Food Pantry to teach the children and their parents/guardians about the importance of a balanced diet. Once the meal was prepared, everyone got an opportunity to taste their kitchen creations. The event at the Cooking With Kids program was very successful, and we hope our young chefs enjoyed cooking with their families and friends, said Christine Swiersz, FISH Program Director. Thank you to all who helped facilitate this exciting evening, and to St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church for being a great host. Jeovanni Lozano and Maria Swiersz mix up the main course Juan Bohmayeg prepares banana slices Sara Swiersz says, Eating is the best part! 1200 Periwinkle Way (239) 472-1998 Full Liquor Sanibels Italian Kitchen $2.50 OFFPresent this ad to your server. Must be seated prior to 5:30 p.m. Not valid on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon or discount. Expires 7/17/13The purchase of each adult entree. $8.00 OFF $25 or more. CHEFS SPECIALSScallops Carbonara Grouper Portofinofresh sea scallops sauteed with onions, bacon, sundried tomatoes and green peas in a parmesan cheese sauce. chargrilled, topped with mushrooms, spinach, red onions and a lemon butter sauce. Old Chub Scotch Ale Colorado Toasty Coconut Porter Orlando Florida Avenue IPA Tampa Rollin Dirty Red Ale Tampa Orange Blossom Pilsner Orlando Red Hook, Audible Ale NH

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201314 Tarpon Bay Explorers A nd D ing D arling Host S uccessful Y outh Fishing Event With S WFASOn June 29, a group of 15 teenagers from Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) joined Tarpon Bay Explorers and refuge ranger Becky Wolff for a day of fishing on Tarpon Bay. The day started with skills stations, where the kids learned how to tie fishing knots, properly don personal flotation devices, cast net and all about the fish and invertebrates in the aquarium and touch tank exhibit. Then they headed out on pontoon boats to see what they could catch. Just as the captains were maneuvering out of the harbor, a manatee was sighted. For several of the teens, this was the first time they had ever seen a manatee, so there was much excitement before the fishing even began. During the two hours, the groups fished they caught lots of trout, snapper, ladyfish, pinfish, jacks and a mackerel. Teams returned at noon to enjoy hot dogs grilled by George Schnapp of George & Wendys Seafood Grille. The teens were happy to brag to each other and the staff and volunteers about all of their catches. Then, each participant got to take home a bag of goodies donated by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, including a brand new fishing pole. Everyone had a wonder ful day and the kids were very appreciative. The annual youth fishing event is made possible by all the great sponsors: Tarpon Bay Explorers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, The Bait Box, Caloosa Wholesale, The Sanibel-Captiva Fishing Club, Lexington Fishing Club, Shallow Bait and Dale Shirley. If you know a group of deserving youth who may benefit from a youth fishing event, contact Wendy Schnapp at 472-8900. For more information about the tours and rentals offered by Tarpon Bay Explorers, visit www. tarponbayexplorers.com. Tarpon Bay Explorers staff members go over some safety rules with teens from SWFAS Teenagers from SWFAS went fishing in Tarpon Bay on June 29 Wendy and George served up hot dogs for the teens Volunteers, staff and sponsors of Youth Fishing Day at Tarpon Bay Explorers

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15 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013Plant SmartOleanderby Gerri ReavesOleander (Nerium oleander) is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub commonly used as a screen or barrier. It has been a favorite of developers for decades because it fills landscape space for little investment. A native to coastal regions of the Mediterranean, this member of the dogbane family has high salt tolerance, another characteristic that makes it adaptable to South Florida. A fast grower and easily propagated, it typically reaches about 15 feet with an almost equal width. It can be pruned to grow as a tree. Left unshaped, it becomes rather scraggly. The leaves are narrow, pointed and stiff. Up to 10 inches long, they usually grow in whorls of three. The showy clusters of flowers are white, pink, salmon, pale yellow or red. Some plants produce double-petaled flowers. Flowers measures two to three inches across and bloom most of the year, more plentifully in the warmer months and in full sun. The slender brown pods are about six inches long. Take caution with oleander: The entire plant, including the sap, is very toxic to both humans and animals if ingested. The glycosides it contains affect the heart with a digitalislike effect and cause other alarming reactions as well. The deaths of horses, cows and even flamingoes from ingestion of oleander leaves have been recorded. Bees that gather a sufficient amount of nectar from the flowers produce poisonous honey. Care should be taken even with cuttings used for floral arrangements because of the sap. The fumes from the burning plant are toxic and food cooked over it is poisonous. Especially sensitive people are adversely affected by being in the same room as the flowers. Oleander is prone to several diseases, including aphids, scales, oleander caterpillar, witches broom and mushroom root-rot. Sources: Flowering Trees of Florida by Mark K. Stebbins; Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes by the South Florida Water Management District; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan; Plants Poisonous to People in Florida and Other Warm Areas by Julia F Morton; and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Multiple branches flare out from the base Oleanders clusters of flowers bloom most of the year photos by Gerri Reaves Two fun-filled Happy Hours daily Celebrate the opening of our new restaurants, Turtles, Sea Breeze Caf and Waterview. After Happy Hour, join us for a delicious dinner!Register to WIN a complimentary weekend for two at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa during Sanibel Summerfest. Visit www.SundialResort.com for complete entertainment schedule. For additional information, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Celebrating Sanibel Summerfest For your entertainment enjoyment, Sanibel & Captivas own Danny Morgan Performing Fridays in July at Turtles from 1-4 pm and at Sea Breeze Caf from 6-9 pm Live entertainment in Sea Breeze Caf every Friday and Saturday from 6-9 and at Turtles every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 Island Join us for our BBQ Blowout every Saturday until Labor Day from 12-4 poolside at Turtles Caf

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201316 Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday, July 12thMarty Stokes & The Captiva Blues Band Monday, July 15thBilly Metts 5-8pmFriday, July 19thBilly Metts 8-11pm Every Thursday Karaoke Ladies Night-SaturdaysJuly 13th Robby Hutto 9pm-12am 1/2 Price Drinks for LadiesTil We Run Out*Every Tuesday $18 Prime Rib* Every Wednesday $18 Snow Crab Legs* George & Wendys Seafood GrilleFREEDRINK*11am-4pm Daily Through July 31stYour Choice of Beverage FREE w/purchase of lunch entre & coupon* George & Wendys Seafood Grille George & Wendys Seafood Grille w/purchase of lunch entre & coupon* w/purchase of lunch entre & coupon* George & Wendys Seafood Grille George & Wendys Seafood Grille w/purchase of lunch entre & coupon* rf ntbnrr bb bb rtttn Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013 The Darker The Beach, The Brighter Their FutureIndependence Day is upon us, and while most people associate barbeques and fireworks with the holiday, it also marks the beginning of sea turtle hatching season. July is the busiest month for sea turtles on Sanibel and Captiva. Adult females are still coming ashore to nest and the nests that have been incubating for the last two months begin to hatch. This makes the beach a busy place at night. Sea turtles are very sensitive to light. Light on the beach can prevent adult females from nesting and can cause hatchlings to crawl away from the Gulf. Hatchlings are especially vulnerable to becoming trapped in holes or beach stuff left out overnight. If you visit the beach, especially at night, we ask that you keep a few things in mind to keep our beaches sea turtle friendly: If you happen to see a sea turtle, keep a respectful distance (at least 150 feet) and watch quietly. It is a rare experience, and one to be treasured. Sea turtle hatchlng making its way towards the water Dolphin Seen Playing With Food rom Island Sun reader Jessica Monosmith: I live in Mariner Point, and today I witnessed a beautiful dolphin swimming in the canal. This picture shows him playing with his food. I hope you enjoy it! Dolphin and fish

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17 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: American Alligatorby Patricia MolloyA Sanibel resident noticed a twoto three-foot alligator on a sidewalk alongside a busy island road. Understanding that reptiles bask in the sun in order to maintain a healthy body temperature, but alarmed by the fact that the reptile was so close to traffic, the concerned citizen kept a close eye on it (at a safe distance). After two days without movement, he notified CROW, which promptly sent two first responders to the scene. We suspected a car hit her, said Jordan Donini, assistant wildlife rehabilitator. Dr. Heather Barron ordered radiographs be taken, which came back negative for bone fractures and hemorrhaging. We really didnt know what was wrong, Donini continued, but the patient was really anemic with a low protein count. As a precaution, we dewormed her and started her on antibiotics. A wild American alligator (Alligator mississippiensi) grows at a rate of approximately one foot per year based upon food availability, making the alligator currently at CROW a twoto threeyear-old female. Many scientists estimate the American alligator to be more than 150 million years old; an extraordinary feat when you consider that dinosaurs, their prehistoric contemporaries, became extinction 65 million years ago. Like all reptiles, alligators are ectothermic, more commonly referred to as cold-blooded. While convalescing at the clinic, she spends much of her time soaking in a shallow kiddie tub where she also takes her meals. The staff has built a ramp for her so that she can climb out of the tub and bask under a nearby heat lamp as needed. After a month at the wildlife clinic, her physical condition has begun to improve and her energy level is returning rapidly. She is eating like a pig on a diet of smelt, so shes doing a lot better. Shes extremely feisty, Donini added with a grin while she audibly hissed as I entered the reptile room. As soon as Dr. Heather feels assured that this patient, #1594, has fully regained her health, she will be placed into an educational facility; CROW is prohibited by federal law to release an alligator back into the wild. Dr. Heather is currently searching diligently for a reputable facility to accept this extraordinary reptile. 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 PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. This female alligator is currently kept in the reptile room of the clinic. The water in her kiddie tub must be drained and refilled daily to ensure that dangerous bacteria does not develop. She spends most of her time basking under a nearby heat lamp. S D Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201318 A Week Of Bad Weather Keeps Anglers Insideby Capt. Matt MitchellTrying to get out on the water for most of this week was made difficult by a steady stream of tropical moisture and thunderstorms moving in from the south. Storms could pop up at just about any time of day and with dangerous lightning, most days were just not safe to get out and wet a line. Things did clear up a little for the holiday weekend, which is the last busy weekend on the water until Labor Day in September. Most anglers seemed happy that the rains of the week had quit and they had a chance to get out and fish. Once back on the water, fishermen where greeted with stained dirty water throughout the sound and tough fishing conditions. We did manage a few quality fish over the weekend on my boat but, generally, fishing was much tougher than it had been before the winds and rains of days prior. Pass fishing for catch and release snook was the best bite going on although it was too close to the consistent action before the water got dirtied up. Snook up to 37 inches where caught but it was a matter of putting in your time and really working at it. As our water clears up and conditions get back to normal, fishing will gradually improve. The redfish bite on the higher daytime tides seemed to all happen in a very short tide window, basically the last hour of the high incoming tide. If you could find a shoreline that was not loaded up with other boats and grass, you could manage a few reds if you worked a whole shoreline. Redfish this week ranged in size from 23 to 30 inches. Live tail hooked pinfish thrown up under the roots was the method of choice. Out on the open flats, it was all about trout and blacktip sharks. Action was hit and miss on larger trout but lots of near keeper size trout made for good action if you just wanted to bend a rod. While catching these trout on small pinfish and grunts rigged under a popping cork, small blacktip sharks would crash the party, moving in swarms. Most of the blacktips were in the two-foot range. Gag grouper season opened up July 1 for our region of Florida. I have had reports of some keepers being caught drifting and trolling deep running stretches in and around Captiva and Redfish passes. This week, I plan on targeting the gags on some of my favorite structures in the sound. Large pinfish dropped to the bottom are hard to beat for bait. Most of us anglers have a few secret inshore grouper spots, usually located on manmade structures previously sunk in the bay. When targeting these hard fighting fish, heavy tackle is a must if you want to pull a hard hitting grouper from his home. I go with heavy spinning reels on short tuna style rods. Grouper battles are won and lost in the first 10 feet. After a week of just terrible weather, its just great to be back on the water. Although fishing has not been on fire, it will not take long for the action to rebound. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Gillie Russel and granddaughter Jameson with a quality redfish caught fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint Prices ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life Your Bottom Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices 1 Reservations Required for 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

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19 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Birds Eye ViewAntlionsby Mark Bird WestallWell, you learn something new every day. Have you ever noticed those little dug-out depressions in the sand while walking around the island that look like an ant mound turned upside down? They are made by a little predatory creature called an antlion. They are also sometimes called doodlebugs in North America because of the odd winding, spiraling trails they leave in the sand while looking for a good location to build their traps (the ant mound turned upside down), as these trails look like someone has doodled in the sand. What I didnt know until yesterday was that the creature that makes the traps is actually the larval form of an insect that grows up to look a lot like a damselfly. For years, I had been under the impression that the ferocious-looking antlion (if you have enough patience, you can actually see them and watch them catch ants at the bottom of the sand traps) was more related to spiders than the delicate creature that might have been the inspiration for Tinkerbell. Isnt it fascinating that nature can evolve such a Jekyll and Hyde-type creature for real? I was first introduced to the concept of the antlion while watching Marlin Perkins from Mutual of Omahas Wild Kingdom on TV as a young boy in Indiana. I think Marlin was in the Kalahari Desert of Africa and showed how the Bushmen dug out large traps in the sand to trap lizards and other small creatures of comparable size. This trap was approximately 4 to 6 feet in diameter, dug down into the sand, and a hapless lizard would stumble into the loose sand at the top of the trap, tumbling further and further towards the bottom of the trap as it struggled to escape, allowing the waiting Bushman (who was hiding in the nearby underbrush) to jump into the pit and easily capture his prey. At first, I was impressed with the human intelligence it took to design this type of trap, but then was fascinated when Marlin pointed out that the Bushman was merely copying and modifying the design that the lowly antlion had been following for millions of years. Nature had already worked out this efficient hunting technique and humans were only using their advanced skills in observation to adjust this technique to fit their particular needs. What the Bushmen observed was that the antlion on a much smaller scale built a similar trap in the sand that is usually no more than an inch or two in diameter. Today, I still find it fascinating about how in tune to their surrounding environment the Bushmen are. Think how many times civilized humans walk right over the little depressions in the sand with nothing more than maybe a curious, wondering glance. What the antlion does is bury itself at the bottom of the trap and waits for the unlucky prey to slip over the edge and tumble closer and closer to his waiting pincers. I have even seen the antlion spit sand up at the struggling prey in order to knock it off its feet and cause it to slip closer to the antlions jaws. As the frantic prey becomes increasingly exhausted and eventually comes within reach, the antlion lunges after the hapless prey and dinner is served. What a way to go! Sounds like something out of a miniature horror movie. Worldwide, there are approximately 2,000 species of the antlion and their fossils go all the way back to the Mesozoic, some 150 million years ago. They are most commonly found in sandy habitats, i.e. places like Sanibel, and their larval forms prey mostly on small arthropods, particularly ants... thus, the name. As I mentioned earlier, the adult stage looks more like a damselfly and are not seen very much because they are typically only active in the evening. The adults, when seen, can be differentiated from true damselflies in that they have prominent, atypically clubbed antennae which are about as long as their head and thorax combined. The lifecycle of this type of insect is rather interesting. The antlion begins with oviposition (egg-laying). The female repeatedly taps the sand surface with the tip of her abdomen. She then inserts her abdomen into the sand and lays an egg. The larva which eventually hatches out is the ferocious-appearing creature that lives in the trap. It has three pairs of walking legs, a very plump abdomen and a large, square, flattened head which bears an enormous pair of sickle-like jaws with several sharp, hollow projections. The jaws are formed by the maxillae and mandibles, which within each pincer is enclosed a canal for injecting venom between them. This stage of the animal is also unique among the insects in that it lacks an anus. All of the metabolic waste that is generated is stored and is eventually emitted as meconium (a type of stool) near the end of its pupal stage.continued on page 21 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... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... Are 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? 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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201320 Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! Kali (15) and Scott (11) Chemelewski found an alphabet cone and a true tulip while shelling at Lighthouse Beach recently. Kali scoured the sand in kneedeep water to uncover the alphabet cone. The true tulip, however, was found lying at the waters edge. The Chemelewskis live in Fishers, Indiana with their parents, Pam and John. Shells Found Scott and Kali Chemelewski Tristin and Haily Smith, visiting from Crown Point, Indiana, caught a 19-1/2inch trout while fishing with Capt. Joe Banta on July 2. Fish Caught Tristin and Hailey Smith with Capt. Joe BantaEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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21 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 From page 19Ant LionsAfter the larval stage hatches, it specializes in very small insects, but as it grows larger, it constructs larger pits and thus captures larger prey. Eventually, the larva attains its maximum size and under goes metamorphosis during the pupal stage. In this pupal stage, the antlion is quiescent. The larva makes a globular cocoon of sand stuck together with fine silk spun from a slender spinneret at the posterior end of its body. These cocoons may be buried an inch or so deep in the sand. It remains there for one month, until the completion of the transformation into the sexually mature insect and the whole process starts all over again. The entire length of time from egg-laying to adulthood may take two or three years due to the uncertainty and irregular nature of its ood supply. So, the next time you are out early some morning walking around the Bailey Tract looking for some warblers to observe, take a few moments and lay down next to some of those upside down ant mounds (being careful, of course, to check for fire ants) and watch the antlion do its grisly work. Ill leave it up to you whether or not you help some poor, helpless ant escape that gets caught in the trap. Just remember, the antlions have to eat, too! 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. Wesley James Maxwell was born on July 14, 2012. He visited Sanibel for the first time when he was 3 weeks old. He is in Sanibel again this week, making two visits to his favorite beach before he was 1 year old. He is pictured with his first shell find. S hell Found Wesley James Maxwell Island sheller Mike Gillmore found a Cabrits Murex during the Super Moon recently while shelling Blind Pass on the Captiva side. He was pleasantly surprised to hear that Pam Rambo, blogger for iloveshelling.com, considers it a more rare find than a junonia. S hell Found Mike Gillmore ZAGATZAGAT.COMRated by: Fish Tacos! Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201322 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital cared for 3,583 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 61 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and six percent reptiles. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this half-hour presentation, visitors will see numerous photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show will be held on Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens and free for members and children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility and become familiar with CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby flying squirrels Baby ducklings Since 1976 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Baby spotted skunks Baby bunnies photos courtesy of CROW To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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23 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 River Cruises Return For Summer At Edison FordBeginning Sunday, July 7 and Monday, July 8, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Captiva Cruises will offer short cruises on the Caloosahatchee River and tours of Edison Ford on Sundays and Mondays at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. The cruise and tour is a great way to learn about the ecology and history of the river that the Edison and Ford families explored and fished. In 1886, Thomas Edison purchased 15 acres along the Caloosahatchee and built Seminole Lodge, his stunning winter estate facing the river. He also built a 1,800 foot long wood pier with entertaining areas and a boathouse for his electric launch, the Reliance. Today, visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates will also tour the Caloosahatchee on a modern flat-bottom vessel complete with awnings and the same leisurely travel agenda. The river cruises are a great way to experience the history of this important river and the ecology and environmental significance to Southwest Florida. Cost for Edison Ford members: adults are $20, children 12 and under are $15; non-members: adults are $40, children 12 and under are $30. Admission includes an audio tour of the Edison Ford homes, gardens, lab and museum as well as an historian-led boat cruise of the Caloosahatchee River. Contact Edison Ford for cruise times, ticket information, tour options and to arrange special times and dates for group reservations. River cruises are available on Sunday evenings for sunset cruises, family gatherings, private events and childrens dolphin parties. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information about the site, visit www. edisonfordwinterestates.org. River cruises from Edison Ford return for summer season and include tour of homes, gardens, lab and museum Historian-led river cruises are offered four times daily on Sundays and Mondays WeProudlyBrew TropialOutdoorPatioSeating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our NEW Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant LIVE Famous Stone Crabs Famous Stone Crabs Always Fresh ...Always! ...Always! with our with our Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Always Fresh ...Always Fun!

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201324 Searching For An Octopus In The Nightsubmitted by Elly Rundqwist, Sanibel Sea School camper alumnus and CITAs the sun set over Causeway Island B, Sanibel Sea School campers flooded the water. All week long they had been waiting for this, and dive lights in hand, they went on the search for an octopus in the darkness. Being Octopus Week, we learned all about squids and octopi. We dissected them, seined for them and even camouflaged ourselves like them with paint. During the weekly surfing competition, the Red Soul Surfers won, winning almost every round. The campers also learned about bioluminescence, making glowing artwork out of sea grape leaves. At the beginning of the week, the campers were continued on page 26 During the night snorkel, campers found a sea hare, a cool mollusk that inks like an octopus when threatened Stellen gives himself a squid ink tattoo 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 8PM UNTI L... IslandSun_MAY06 5/17/06 1:35 PM Page 1 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music 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 voted best lunch on the island

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25 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 Summer Happy Hour Daily 4:30-62 For 1 Glasses Of House Wine or Bottle Beer HAPPY HOUR ITALIAN TAPAS APPETIZERS STARTING AT $5TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD (HAPPY HOUR CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER PROMOTION OR DISCOUNT VOUCHERTIP AND TAX ARE NOT INCLUDED) Youth Chorus Seeks New MembersDoes your child like to sing? Community Youth Chorus will be holding weekly rehearsals in Sanibel beginning August 5 at BIG ARTS on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. The chorus is a multicultural music education and performance program for youth that fosters talent, confidence and community. Community Youth Chorus performs at many venues throughout the community including BIG ARTS, Shell Point, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Butterfly Estates, Cape Coral Yacht Club, Alliance for the Arts, Southwest Florida Reading Festival and Bell Tower Shops. Additional performances will be added in Sanibel throughout the year. The chorus is a volunteer, non-profit organization and performs free of charge to help promote fund raising events. Open to all students, age 7-plus, all levels of singing abilities. Singers are taught to sing in two-part harmony and experience a wide variety of musical styles. The repertoire consists of upbeat, easily recognizable songs that are fun to sing. There is no tuition charge to belong to the chorus. Auditions are not required, but it is necessary to register. To register your child or schedule a performance, contact the director, Debby Dorr, at pianodorr@gmail.com or 834-1899. Visit the Community Youth Chorus website at www.communityyouthchorus.com. Community Youth Chorus

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201326 From page 24Octopus In The Nightgiven the perfect introduction to octopi and squid by dissecting them in teams of two to three. Together they inspected them closely, finding parts like the beak, their gills, and the ink sac. They also took the pen of the squids what is left of their mollusk shell inside their body dipped it in the ink, and painted on their hands and paper. Did you know that squids actually have 10 tentacles and octopus have eight? Squids have two longer tentacles and eight arms. On Wednesday night, it was the original plan to take a night snorkel, but due to weather instability, it was moved to Thursday. All together, we met at Causeway Island B. We fitted campers and parents alike to snorkels, and then set out in groups lead by counselors. We saw an array of creatures, from sea robins to a family of seahorses in the grasses of the bay. When the night was over, and it was time for all of us to come ashore, we were purples lipped and shaky. Stories will be told for weeks to come of dolphins and jellies. One of the Big Three rules of SX3 (Sanibel Sea School) is to have fun, right? How could one not have fun when playing a game like Capture The Fish (Capture The Flag but in the water) or building a to scale sand sculpture of a colossal squid? Day groups paired up, and headed into the water. The games were intense, and most were strategically plotted out. We stealthily hid behind out hats, traded rash guards, and some of us even cut deals with members of the opposing team. When making the giant squid, people measured out the 48 foot long creature, and then piled sand atop the base. We covered the tentacles with arch shells, giving the resemblance of suckers, and used seaweed to make the eyes. A giant squids eye is about the size of a coconut or basketball. Thats like the size of someones head! They have the biggest known eyes in the animal kingdom. When the sand was packed tight, and it was clearly a model of a giant squid, we herded the campers on the bus, just missing the rainstorm coming our way. At the end of the week, campers were saddened to leave the new friends they had made. For campers, this was just the start of an oncoming love for the sea. But for others, it created the bond for a lifetime. S S W A M S, F M Brf, FLFLORIDAPIRATECRUISE.COM 800-776-3258S C P P Cf F Sr B$5 OFFWITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY LIMIT 4 PEOPLE EXPIRES: 07/26/13 SUN13 S hell Museum Trip To Chub Cay A Huge S uccessA group of nature and shelling enthusiasts recently returned from this years trip to Chub Cay, Bahamas, sponsored by The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum. The annual seven-day trip to one of the Bahamas most impressive shelling locations was led by tour guides Dr. Gary Schmelz, a biologist, and Anne Joffe, past president of the museum board and owner of She Sells Sea Shells on Sanibel. The participants, most of them seasoned shellers and one person who was completely new to the experience, arrived in the Bahamas and greeted by gorgeous weather. They spent three days shelling with tour guides, and everyone collected lots of shells and was very happy with the variety. Joffe joked that due to weight restrictions, they sometimes have to leave behind some of their clothes so that they can come back with treasures they had collected instead. Additionally, the group brought a small glass aquarium on the trip. They filled it with fresh saltwater, and bring live creatures that they find on their excursions so they can view them in action at night and up close. They take the opportunity to learn about them, have a discussion, take pictures and then release them back out into the water the next day. They identify a large variety of different shells and keep records of what they find and collect. If Joffe and Schmelz find shells that others were unable to find, they share them with the group. While Chub Cay has been a great shelling destination for the tour for several years, they are planning to go to Crooked Island, Bahamas for next years trip to change things up. Everybody had a great time, Joffe said. What really makes this trip very unique is that we treat this as an educational experience. Gary presents differ ent talks every night, shells, history of Bahamas, what lives on the reefs, and the local flora and fauna. So participants not only get to shell, they get to learn about the history and the environment of the area they are exploring. Front row, from left, Sandy Herman, Anne Joffe, Georgia Plumb, Carol Saunders, Linda Powers and Vicki Ross; back row, David Herman, Gary Schmelz, Connie Miller, David Joffe, Pat Rosenquist, Linda Edinburg, Bernice Schmelz and Rita Stonehouse Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! 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27 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 New Business of the Year 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Gift Cards Available Call 239472 -4559 TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events Diving The USS Mohowk Memorial Reef28 nautical miles west of Sanibel, with the main deck less than 60 feet below sea level, the USS Mohawk Memorial Reef is an ideal diving location for beginning and advanced divers photo by Michael Heider and Patricia Molloy Mermaid Sighted At Blind PassA mermaid named Brenna was spotted near the rocks at Blind Pass on June 28. Visiting children asked the friendly mermaid to pose for a few pictures, and she happily complied. Brenna the mermaid Brenna the mermaid, lounging on the rocks at Blind Pass

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201328 #ZebraFroYo ZebraFrozenYogurt.com FRAPPS SMOOTHIES HURRICANES COFFEE & TEA 11am 9pm In the Baileys Center Corner of Tarpon Bay Rd & Periwinkle Way With his project The Sinking World, Andreas Franke brings a strange, forgotten underwater world back to life and stages realms of an unprecedented kind www.TheSinkingWorld.com Sanibel-Captiva Art League Sanibel-Captiva Art League Members ShowFor a cool respite during our lovely sunny afternoons, you are invited to the Sanibel Public Library on Dunlop Road to see the Sanibel-Captiva Art Leagues Annual Members Art Show. There are over 50 original paintings by skilled artists in a variety of media with different interesting subjects and creative compositions. Featured are local scenes painted during the weekly Paint-outs. Many artists new to Florida soon learn they must modify their paint palette and change to Florida colors because the light and hue here often appear more vibrant than in northern states. Outdoor Paint-outs are always a favorite among the participating artists, members and guests alike. Other meeting places include Bowmans Beach, Blind Pass, the Lighthouse and JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Tourists enjoy observing the artists create extraordinary interpretations of local scenes. Seasonally each Thursday morning, the artists meet at a different island location to paint and then gather for lunch and a critique. The variety of individual styles fascinates everyone at these encouraging critiques. Many of the scenic paintings are shown in local galleries throughout the year and are favored by viewers who wish to purchase a little of the islands to take back north. For more information and library hours, call 472-2483 or log on to www.sanlib. org. For Art League information, write to P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957 or log on to www.sancapart.com. More photos page 30 Mike Moukios Mary Klunk Neil Glaser Terry Shattuck Ann Bischoff

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29 ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 A Midsummer N ights S ing To Benefit Families In N eedHungry families and children out of school for the summer will benefit from an evening of music and fellowship at the 16th annual A Midsummer Nights Sing, presented by First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The event, planned for Tuesday, July 23, at First Presbyterian Church at 2438 Second St. in downtown Fort Myers, will be a 90-minute performance of hymns, instrumentalists and special guests beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free, although voluntary cash donations and cans of non-perishable food will be accepted to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries (CCMI The Soup Kitchen). CCMI Executive Director Tracey Galloway said CCMI is delivering local, fresh, nutritious food this summer to Lee County families in need through mobile food pantries. About 2,000 children and families will benefit from the summer program. During the school year, children often receive their only meals of the day at school. We need to help The Soup Kitchen by donating as much canned goods and cash donations as we can to keep these pantries going, said First Presbyterians pastor Rev. Paul deJong. CCMI provided food and other services to 10,250 people last year. There are even more families who need our help. Do what God would want you to do and give what you can, Rev. deJong said. CCMI was started by First Presbyterian Church in 1984 to help alleviate hunger and suffering in Lee County. The church has continued to support its ministry there by providing volunteers in The Soup Kitchen and delivering hot meals to homebound seniors. Hymn Sing organizer Sam Galloway, Jr., has made feeding the hungry part of his lifes work. Our community has done so much to help our neighbors, but we need to do even more. If we each just gave the equivalent of what we would spend on a meal either at home or in a restaurant those few dollars could feed a family of four for an entire week. Galloway said. He has arranged for refrigerated trucks to deliver food to neighborhoods that have the greatest food needs. Tracey Galloway said those trucks will be going to North Fort Myers this summer because of additional support from Lee County government. Galloway annually sponsors the popular Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing as part of the Edison Festival of Light in February. Because more than 4,000 people attend Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing in the winter, organizers planned A Midsummer Nights Sing to allow more local residents to experience the same type of activity during the less crowded summer months. The First Presbyterian Chancel Choir and friends will be featured during the evening, which will include sing-a-longs of well-known hymns. A Midsummer Nights Sing is the second of three hymn sings sponsored annually by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The other two are Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing in February and the Holiday Carol Sing in December. All three events benefit CCMI. For more information, call 334-2261 or visit www.fpcfortmyers.org. From the 2012 A Midsummer Nights Sing: Rev. Paul deJong, minister of First Presbyterian Church; A Midsummer Nights Sing organizer Sam Galloway, Jr.; and song leader Doug Molloy. Soloist Beth Wininger sings Something Beautiful VIP Hours A t S anibel Public L ibraryTeens and tweens take over the Sanibel Public Library on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. as part of the Summer Reading Program. The library is open only to teens and tweens, aged sixth grade and up for this special VIP After-Hours Program (no parents allowed), the library is closed and crafts, treats and activities are available for the kids. Youth Librarian Barb Dunkle and staff members are on hand to assist in the activities which this summer include a Mystery Dinner, Scavenger Hunt and Ice Cream Party. The kids all participate in the Summer Reading Program, Reading For Others!, earning books for the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. For additional information, call 472-2483. Teens and tweens get the VIP treatment at the Sanibel Public Library on Tuesday nights Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Full Bar

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 201330 MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort Myers Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceTUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-8pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA & 10 WINGS $17.99VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. LIMIT 1 COUPON PER CUSTOMER. EXPIRES 07-19-13COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y NOW SERVING SOFT SERVE FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM Rita Mach Skoczen Kathy Taylor Sylvia J Kasparie Vreni Schen Gloria Krekel Pat Baker Rita McLain Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildThe Bookwormby Vince FaraoneI Slither, Slide Through The Pages Slither, Slide Through The Ages Gorge Myself With Paper Knowledge Professors Spout In Every College Bloated Now With The Wisdom Of Ages Deoured From Immortal Pages All I Have, I Must Confess, A Stomach Ache Quite In Distress, And Not An Ounce Of Wisdom!Vince Faraone is a retired college professor from the School of Education of Long Island University, New York. A full-time resident of Sanibel, he enjoys reading and writing poetry. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week, individual work will be showcased.

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rfn BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 21, NO. 3 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JULY 12, 2013 BSECTIONGopher T ortoise Panel D ebuts A long S anibel-Captiva Roadby Jeff L ysiakLocated next to the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club/ Sanibel Bicycle Clubs gazebo and rest stop on Sanibel-Captiva Road, a new information panel featuring one of the islands most popular residents the gopher tortoise was installed last week. The multi-purpose sign, which features adult and juvenile images of gopher tortoises as well as photographs of their habitats, species they share their burrows with and a map showing the range of the species, was produced on behalf of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland, speaking before a group of 18 students from The Maret School, visiting Sanibel for the 26th time in the past three decades, officially dedicated the information panel on July 3. Several students spoke about how impressed they were with the islands dedication to protecting gopher tortoises. Its kinda cool that you can learn so much about this species right here on this sign, said Danny Rodriguez, a senior at the Washington, DC high school. Im working for a few weeks over at CROW, grazing the gopher tor toises as they rehab. Theyre a really cool animal I like how it burrows. Fellow student Annalise Ajmani hadnt seen a gopher tortoise in person yet, but hoped to by the time she leaves Sanibel in a few weeks. Having a sign like this right near the bike path is great, said Ajmani. Its easy to read and the information is really interesting. Im amazed to learn about peoples desire to interfere with it, and knowing that they shouldnt is really important. Pat Appino, who began working as a gopher tortoise rehabilitator at CROW in 2007, started as a part-time volunteer at the refuge in 2011. She was excited to see the information panel become a reality, noting that the more people know about gopher tortoises, the better it will be for their survival on the islands. At first, I just was observing them walking and rehabbing. But then, you begin to notice subtle little things they do, like in their eating habits, said Appino. Since 2007, Ive done quite a few releases, which is our ultimate goal at CROW. Gopher tortoises grow on average to be about a foot long and weigh between 25 and 30 pounds. They reach sexual maturity between 12 and 15 years of age, when their shells are about nine inches long. They will typically nest between April and July, where a clutch of four to seven eggs will be laid. Eggs hatch after 80 to 90 days. Hatchlings are one to two inches long; they grow approximately threequarters of an inch per year. Gopher tortoises can live up to nearly 100 years. Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland, right, pictured with members of The Maret School at the official dedication of a gopher tortoise information panel, located next to the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club/Sanibel Bicycle Clubs gazebo on Sanibel-Captiva Road Pat Appino and Toni Westland stand next to the new gopher tortoise panel photos by Jeff Lysiak Information on the gopher tortoise panel includes photographs of adult and juvenile tortoises, key facts and statistics about the species and interactive QR codes

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2B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Hortoons Rotary Happenings submitted by S hirley J ewellSanibel-Captiva Rotary welcomed our new club president, Scot Congress, to the podium this week. As Dr. Phil likes to say, This is not his first rodeo. This is Congress second time in the saddle; he was club president 10 years ago. You can tell by the way he conducted his first meeting as president of the club that this will be a great year for Rotary. The club budget for the year has already been set and an exploratory committee has been formed to research future partnerships with other Rotary clubs. The focus will be on sustainable projects that can make a difference in the lives of others. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary also welcomed back Dr. Steve Maxwell, a founding member of our club in 1978-79. He was the guest speaker. Although he is not currently a member of our club, Maxwell continues to be involved with Rotary through his work as Rotary Interact advisor at Cape Coral High School. Rotary Interact Clubs promote, teach and develop ethical leadership skills primarily to high school students. Advisors to this club demonstrate how individuals can live the Rotary motto of Service Above Self by becoming a helpful and respectful member of society. Maxwells Rotary life began in 1968 as an Interact member himself. The Rotary motto has been a roadmap in Maxwells life ever since. After receiving his doctorate in higher education policy and management from Florida State University, Maxwell spent 30 years in state and local government with a varied career serving the state of Florida as a public official and educator. He served in city/county government, he worked as a state CSE investigator and as principal of a state training facility. As an appointed government public official, Maxwell has served as the chairman of Lee Countys Industrial Development Authority and as an emeritus member for the Florida Supreme Courts Board of Bar Examiners. Maxwell is presently serving as a governors appointee as a commission member of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC). Maxwells appointment to the Florida Judicial Commission (an independent agency) brings a challenging responsibility in overseeing the ethical practices of our elected Florida judges. Cases involve alleged misconduct by Florida state judges or involuntary retirement of a judge due to illness. Maxwell said the judicial commission has 15 members. Two must be district court of appeal judges, two must be circuit court judges and two must be county court judges. Four must be registered voters who also are lawyers, chosen by the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar. The final five must be non-lawyers who are registered voters, chosen by the governor. Maxwell is in that final category. Cases presented to the commission can vary but mostly deal with misconduct. The JQC is divided into two panels; an investigative panel that acts much like a prosecutor, and a hear ing panel that acts much like a panel of judges reviewing the case. Judges accused of misconduct often are represented by a private attorney. Recent investigations included a judge running a private business (ministry) from the bench, a judge whose questionable decisions included case decisions that would profit her boyfriend, and a judge who fell asleep during court. There is a process for complaints and anyone can bring a complaint to the commission through a confidential report form found on the Internet. There is an investigation of the complaint and probable cause, a hearing and trial date are set. Maxwell also is an adjunct professor at Edison State College and is a recognized scholar in public administration serving as an editorial board member for the Public Administration Quarterly and the Journal of Public Affairs Education. The Government Financial Officers Association (GOFA) has recently reappointed Maxwell to serve as a budget reviewer for their organization. Many of these appointments are volunteer positions. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at scot@scongress.com. Dr. Steve Maxwell D emocratic Womens Club To Meet A ugust 10The Democratic Womens Club of Lee County will have as its featured speaker at the Saturday, August 10 meeting Dr. Maureen McKenna, Phd, candidate for President of the Democratic Womens Club of Florida. Dr. McKenna is retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor with veterans with service-connected disabilities as well as a nationwide trainer and training coordinator for the Central Office of the Veterans Benefits Administration. She received her doctorate at the University of Maryland in Counselor Education. In addition, she is Past-President of the Highlands County Democratic Womens Club, is a Precinct Captain and has initiated a College Democratic Club at the South Florida State College. Maureen has served the Democratic Womens Club of Florida by performing in the position of Credentialing Chair, Legislative Chair and is currently 1st Vice President. Maureen serves as board member on the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. She has recently been appointed by Allison Tant, FDP Chair, to the FDP Legislative Committee. She lives in Highlands County with her father. The topic of Dr. McKennas speech will be on National Equality Day (August 26). The day is proclaimed each year by the U.S. President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women across the country through the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Fort Myers, at the northeast corner of College Parkway and Summerlin Road. A lunch will be served following the meeting, available at a cost of $18 per person. Visitors may make reservations for lunch by contacting Pat Fish at fishpatricia@ yahoo.com or by calling 466-8381. The Democratic Womens Club of Lee County is a member of the DWC of Florida. It works year-round to organize the Democratic voters of Lee County, Florida. The DWC of Lee County brings together in common purpose all Democratic Women of Lee County,continued on page 23B

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3B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 rf ntbnr nnrrr tb nrf f rff bnbf nrrrrrfrf frntbffb ttr brrr r A ugust Fun D ays At S anibel Recreation CenterRegistration is open for upcoming Fun Days at the Sanibel Recreation Cener on August 5, 6 and 7. The Fun Days will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and entertainment. Enrollment is available for children in first through eighth grade. The program operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a lunch, swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. Register in advance and receive the Early Bird rate: Monday, August 5 Fun Day (registration by July 29) Member: $20 Non-member $25 (registration on or after July 30) Member: $22 Non-member: $27.50 Tuesday, August 6 Fun Day (registration by July 30) Member: $20 Non-member $25 (registration on or after July 31) Member: $22 Non-member: $27.50 Wednesday, August 7 Fun Day (registration by July 31) Member: $20 Non-member $25 (registration on or after August 1) Member: $22 Non-member: $27.50 The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Top Ten Books On The Island1. My 92 Years On Sanibel by Francis Bailey 2. Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden 3. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 4. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 5. Swamp by Michael Grunwald 6. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson 7. Light Between The Oceans by M.I. Stedman 8. Sanibel and Captiva: Our Islands in the Sun by Jim George and Jim Anderson 9. Night Moves by Randy Wayne White 10. My Beautiful Broken Shell by Carol AdamsCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop & & & coverage for employees & dependents Applications will be accepted on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. and 12 noon and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. in the Human Resources Oce at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Announces Full & Part-time Employment Opportunities For Hospitality Positions Full-time Opportunities Part-time & Seasonal OpportunitiesH

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20134B Rotary Happenings submitted by S hirley JewellJune 27 marked the last Friday morning meeting and club assembly presided over by John Grey, SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club President 2012-13. John thanked the club for the privilege of allowing him to lead the club during such a great year for our Rotary. Each club President comes into their leader ship role well prepared and indoctrinated on the mission of Rotary, but each club President puts their own stamp on what projects he or she will champion for the year. The Harlem Heights Community and Cultural Center became Johns focus locally ($25,000 donation) and he also oversaw three other major projects that were accomplished during his year at the dais: completion of a $75,000 restroom facility for the St. Marc School in Haiti (outside donations and matching funds from Rotary International), shipment of a shipping cargo container of wheelchairs purchased through the Wheelchair Foundation (with monies collected from Rotarians, friends and club fundraising, distributed to the needy in Jamaica) and partnering with Miracles In Action to purchase and deliver 53 cooking stoves for a village in Guatemala (thanks also goes to you, who purchased items at Miracles bead booth at our Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair). The club also made donations and contributions to a plethora of other worthwhile organizations that are working on important projects that are impor tant to our club members. According to Chet Sadler, Club Rotary Trust (our clubs financial giving arm) officer, a total of $66,884 was distributed outward during the 2012-13 Rotary year. Some additional numbers Chet ran by us at club assembly for June: In the last six years (thats according to the records we have), the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary has given away $351,785 57 percent on Sanibel (that includes a $150,000 donation to The Sanibel School Building Fund); 19.4 percent to Fort Myers organizations and charities (including monies for Harlem Heights and Barbaras Friends Children Cancer Care); 3.1 percent for District projects; and 23.3 percent for Rotary International Projects (water projects mainly). If the percentages dont add up, talk to Chet. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary can thank all of our leadership teams in the last six years and specifically our fundraising committees they have done an outstanding job in running our annual Arts & Crafts Fair and other smaller fundraising activities to enable us to support and donate to these projects that benefit our local communities and beyond our shores internationally. Recruiting new members is an essential component to the vitality of a club, and especially important to keeping the activities of the club going. This year, our club brought in a number of new members and at club assembly, two of our most recent new members Scot Herzoff, Congress Jewelers Sales and Will Palmer, Sun Trust Wealth Management stepped up to the podium and gave us a brief self-introduction of themselves. Herzoff has been in the jewelry business just near 35 years, starting off even before he got out of college. It was a part-time job that took him in that direction; he was in college studying criminal justice and he got offered the opportunity to enter a managementtraining program at Carlisle Jewelers... and the rest is history. Through the years, he earned a reputation as a topnotch salesperson and sales trainer with outstanding credentials in the jewelry business and the additional advantage of working for a jewelry company that held the highest ethical standard represented by the distinction of being part of the American Gem Society. Scot said that knowing his product and being able to serve his customers with the best service is what he enjoys. He returns to the Rotary fold after a brief absence and now has a stronger commitment to the Rotary mission and sharing what Rotary is about with his eight-year-old son. Palmer also took a directional change in his career path before the ending of his college years. He was biology major until he got to classes in organic chemistry, and then a realization that maybe this isnt exactly what he was meant to do. He changed his major and finished with a business degree. Will graduated during an economic downturn much like what we are experiencing now and jobs were not that easy to come by. Four straight months of job searching and still no prospects... Mom knew someone through Rotary, and although not a great job, Will took it. The job was working at the Atlanta Bread Company (like Panera Bread), long hours and little pay, but Will had the ability to connect with the regulars and one of them saw potential for Will in property management. While networking in that job, another opportunity presented itself and on to banking in client development and investment and presently with SunTrust on the island in wealth management. You might sum up what our new members Scot and Will have in common: both believe that when a door opens, look in, step-in, work hard and enjoy your work. And when things go good for you, give back and become a Rotarian. Next week, we welcome Scot Congress as our 2013-14 SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club President to the podium and look forward to hearing his plans for this upcoming year.The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress-Scot@scongress.com. Will Palmer Scot Herzoff Rates as Low as $695/week. FREE BOAT DOCKAGE | ONSITE MANAGEMENT | BEACH FRONT Call Now for Summer Specials. Zurbriggen Financial Investment Management Asset Protection Wealth Transfer Perpetual Income Strategies Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities oered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. 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5B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Zonta Announces Peek Proceeds To Top $100,000As the new fiscal year gets under way, the Zonta Club of SanibelCaptiva announced that total proceeds from the 2013 A Peek At The Unique home tour, held on March 23, have broken records... again. Our treasurer says we can announce that we raised over $100,000 this year for the first time, said Zontian Gini Jones, who chaired the event with Helen Ramsey. With all expenses paid, we netted about $92,500 for distribution to the organizations Zonta supports. Each year, a committee of club members sits down to review grant applications from the organizations with which Zonta partners, all involved in projects that improve the status of women, Zontas mission. Earlier this year, a total of $68,000, proceeds from the 2012 Peek, was awarded to 11 local organizations, along with a pledge of $21,000 to Zonta International for its global initiatives. Checks are written through the clubs non-profit arm, the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, a process that allows donors to receive a tax deduction per IRS rules. Every club member is automatically a member of the foundation. This years Peek, the 12th annual, held at the Sanibel Community Church, took place on a picture-perfect Saturday with day-long sunshine and cool breezes. With tour buses leaving every half hour from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., more than 550 Peekers enjoyed a tour that began with refreshments donated by generous island restaurants, caterers and stores and progressed to a guided peek at four unique island homes. The Peek has consistently sold out, with eager Peekers ready to reserve their seats in early January. We hate to disappoint those who could not get tickets, and we hope to add a few seats next year, but we are pretty much at capacity, Jones said. The demand for the event just keeps growing. continued on page 7B Peek co-chair Gini Jones with Z-man Jim Babb, a parking guide Z-man Mick Denham serves Peeker Ruthi Levering 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Lot at 1118 Sand Castle in golf & tennis community$199K Lot with amenities at 1847 Farm Trail$224K Spanish Cay #F7$264K near beach & furnished Sundial Beach Resort & Spa #I101$349.9K Sanibel Bayous lot at 5307 Umbrella Pool$399K Island Beach Club #310F $474K furnished Two choices at Mariner Pointe, Sanibels peninsula condo: 2 bedroom #631$549K & 3 bedroom #711$599.9K Pointe Santo #B23 $649.9K furnished 9477 Peaceful Dr in Gumbo Limbo$499,000 Three choices at Loggerhead Cay where the condos are roomy 2 bedrooms: #353$499K, #202$599.9K, & #223$599.9K, all furnished & in weekly-minimum rental programs Sandalfoot #5C1$699K furnished & super income Lot at 4626 Buck Key Rd in Sanibel Bayous$199.9K Belle Meade lots 30/31 on Dimmick Dr$199.9K Shell Harbor lot at 837 Limpet Dr$885K Lisa Murty Realtor Elise Carnes Licensed Assistant & Notary 472-HOME 888-603-0603 Susan Andrews Realtor Broker David Anderson Realtor Real Estate Blog & More Info at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com & SanibelSusan.com

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6B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Business & Individual Taxes Bookkeeping Small Business Business & Individual Taxes Bookkeeping Small Business The Islands Full Service CPA FirmPersonal Service With Affordable Fees Call 239.472.1323 1648 Periwinkle Way, Suite D, Sanibel, FL.Weve Moved! (at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel Rd.) Pool Service & Supply FL Lic. #CPC1457804 472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE Billys Bike Shop Becomes FISH 10K SponsorFISH of Sanibel, Inc. announced that Billys Bike Shop and Segway of Sanibel has become one of the Silver Sponsors for the 5th annual 10K Race 4 FISH. The race is scheduled to take place on Sanibel on Saturday, October 19. Billys Bike Shop & Segway Rentals has been a great supporter of the FISH organization and particularly of all the FISH 10K races. This is the fifth year that Billys Bike Shop & Segway Rentals has chosen to take on the Silver Sponsorship of the FISH 10K. Owners Billy and Salli Kirkland are big supporters of the communitys non-profits and volunteer their services wherever needed during many events. The FISH 10K race is one of Billy Kirklands favorite opportunities to donate private label bottled water, lights, trucks and manpower to assure the success of an event that raises funds and offers a fitness challenge to residents and visitors in our island paradise. The exposure Billys Bike Shop receives through sponsorship and the joy Kirkland gets from being the official gofer the morning of the run, assures their annual sponsorship. Billy and Salli Kirkland have been an essential part in our past successes during the FISH 10K, said Ed Ridlehoover, co-chairman of the FISH 10K committee. His effort and manpower always go above and beyond to make sure that we have everything we need. We are always grateful to both of them for their ongoing support and dedication to our organization. We welcome them as one of our sponsors. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, aimed at the runners and their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. Pictured from left is Preston Schuetz, Debbie Sands, operations manager at Billys Bike Shop & Segway Rentals, John Pryor, FISH Vice President, Ed Ridlehoover, Vanessa and Ally Flynt, owner Billy Kirkland and Robin Ramming Zebra Frozen Yogurt Sponsors Ice Cream Social For FISH VolunteersFISH of Sanibel, Inc. is looking for new volunteers. They are inviting potential new recruits to join them on Tuesday, July 16 at Zebra Frozen Yogurt, located in the Baileys Shopping Center, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for an introduction to the many volunteer opportunities they have available. Volunteers are extremely important to FISH in helping us accomplish their mission to lend a helping hand to those in need on Sanibel or Captiva who live, work or visit here. Their objective is to make a social investment in our community that assists our neighbors to live independently with dignity in their homes. Their volunteers are truly their greatest asset. They make a difference to the hundreds of lives they touch each year. During the summer, many of their volunteers return to their northern homes, leaving many opportunities for others to join their team. FISH volunteer opportunities are customized to suit the skills and interests of the volunteer. From stocking shelves to packing backpacks with food, visiting housebound clients to manning a water station for their 10K race, they can always find a meaningful way for you to contribute to FISH. Their volunteers are working professionals, retirees, snowbirds, parents and students of all ages and grade levels. These dedicated people work in their Walk-In Center and their Food Pantry; they deliver meals, drive clients to medical appointments, field calls from their 24-hour answering service, assist with special events, and do so much more. Their volunteers bring smiles to many islanders on a daily basis. Though it might seem like they are impacting just a small corner of the world, their volunteers are good people doing good things to make a difference in the lives of others. For additional information, attend the FISH Ice Cream Social on July 16, call 4720404 or visit the Walk-In Center at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B on Sanibel. FISH volunteers Susan Rosenburg, Shirley Schiffman, Ann Bresslau and CC Caldwell at the annual volunteer luncheon in 2013 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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7B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 From page 5BZonta Peek SuccessEvent leaders have devised creative ways to raise more money, including a keepsake program book packed with ads and information, Peek Perks of discount coupons to island businesses, raffles and more. This year marked a special treat among the fabulous and fascinating homes featured: the historic Woodring homestead, slated to become part of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This was a win-win example of community cooperation, Jones commented, providing our guests with a truly unique experience and supporting the Wildlife Societys campaign to purchase the property. The annual home tour involves the entire club and requires months of planning, with approximately 100 volunteer slots needing to be filled. Jones acknowledges the support of many friends of Zonta, including the famous Z-men (husbands and partners) who provide heavy lifting, traffic direction, and parking support. They can also be persuaded to take on less traditional jobs such as serving the delicious goodies offered prior to each tour departure. Zonta is also grateful not only to the Peekers and raffle ticket buyers but also to the more than 250 businesses and individuals who support us through financial contributions, by purchasing ads and coupons, and by making in-kind donations, Jones said. And, of course, to our homeowners who generously open their homes a total of 48 so far. This is a true community event and we could not have been nearly as successful without the support from islanders. Save the date: The 13th annual Peek At The Unique is set for Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Sanibel Community Church. It will be chaired by Helen Ramsey and Jan Alden. The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professionals working together to improve the lives of women on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For information, visit www. zontasancap.com. From left, Zontians Lynn Schneider, Helen Ramsey and Orlene Shimberg prepare to hand out envelopes of Peek Perks to tour guests BUYING, SELLING OR JUST WANT TO CHAT... TALK TO CHUCK! Sandalfoot 3B2 Fully Furnished 1 BR/1 BA w/Gulf and Pool Views. Weekly Rentals. $28,000 Rental Income in 2012. $499,000 Pine Cove 1A Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Front Corner Unit. Beautifully Furnished! Great Weekly Rentals. $799,900 9319 Kincaid Court Elevated 3 BR/2 BA with a River View. Brand New and Gorgeous. All New Kitchen, Baths, Floors! Huge Lot! $525,000 4203 Dingman Drive Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA on Approx. 1 Acre on West Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach. $2,495,000 Sunset South 9D Beautiful River & Sanctuary Views from Two Large Lanais! Furnished Top Floor 2 BR/2 BA. Only Steps to the Beach and Pool. $449,000 657 Birdie View Point Beautifully Constructed, 3 BR/3 BA Custom Built Elevated Pool Home with Of ce Located in Beachview. Only Steps to the Beach. $849,000 SOLDCHUCK BERGSTROM Originally from Chicago, Chuck has been an Island visitor since the late 70s, and over the years was continually drawn to the Islands special magic... Sanibel became home in 2000 and Chuck became a full time Realtor assisting buyers and sellers on these special Islands. Buying or selling... Chucks energy, knowledge and expertise continue to provide a positive experience for his clients.RE/MAX of the Islands2400 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FL 33957Direct: (239) 209-6500 Toll Free: (800) 388-2311 Chuck BergstromIsland Resident, Award Winning RealtorPlease visit my web site, Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 20138B U nited Way A llocation Volunteers HonoredThe United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades concluded its Allocation Process with a breakfast on June 21 honoring 351 Allocations Team members. The Allocation Process is the method by which the United Way ensures fiscal and program accountability for all 176 programs and initiatives that it funds in our community. At the same time, it helps assure that the real human service needs of our community are met. The event was hosted by Chicos and breakfast was provided by Publix Super Markets. Three new agencies became United Way Partner Agencies once the process was complete, and the Board of Directors accepted its recommendations. Our Mothers Home, Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic, and Blessings in a Backpack are the new partner agencies and, they join 68 current partner agencies. Tom Uhler, Allocations Committee Chair and principal in Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners described the process. Donors to great causes frequently ask themselves whether their money gets spent wisely, said Uhler. In an organization like the United Way, its one of the most important questions. How can we be as certain as possible that our dollars are used properly? At the United Way, the answer is simple. Hundreds of our peers look carefully at each program funded by the communitys generosity. Allocations teams examine financial reports, the results of the programs, and the cost effectiveness of each agencys efforts. In other words they ask Do our dollars go to the people who need it most? These all-volunteer teams consist of business owners, community volunteers, accountants, attorneys and others who care about getting it right. Ive served as an allocation team member, team leader and now, chair of the process, and I can say with confidence that it works. The United Way is spending your and my money in the best way possible, delivering services to those most in need. Its how our community gives efficiently and effectively, Uhler concluded. Carrie Smith of GEs Global Operations and a new member of one of the Allocations Teams talked about her experience. As a United Way contributor and leader for my organization over the past three years, I was very excited to join the Allocations team, said Smith. The experience far exceeded my expectations. The real impact was the site visits to the beneficiary organizations. Understanding firsthand the community need and the passion of those who provide support is invaluable. The decision to donate my time was a small sacrifice compared to those who give their lives to bettering our community. The experience will forever be with me, and I cannot wait to add to it next year. A total of 351 Allocations Volunteers were divided in 25 teams. They spent more than 3,500 hours visiting 90 agency locations, and reviewing over 176 programs in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties. This is an annual process at the United Way. Since the inception of United Way in 1957, over $120 million have been raised and distributed in our community. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way Partner Agencies and initiatives such as the Alvin A Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, Childrens Advocacy Center, Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Salvation Army and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. The United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community. Tom Uhler, Allocations Committee Chair Cliff Smith, United Way President, at the Allocations Teams Breakfast held on June 21 D oc Fords Captiva N ears CompletionThe menu is set, the renovation moves forward, and hiring is ongoing for the third and newest Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille on Captiva Island outside of South Seas Island Resorts entrance. When the restaurant opens to the general public later this summer, it will occupy the former Holy Smoke Heavenly Barbecue, with seating for more than 300 people. Seating will include outdoor patio tables and three separate dining rooms one with a stage and bar, another holding the main bar, and the third decorated with historic photographs of South Seas and other parts of the island. The anticipation is mounting on both sides of the story, said general manager Jean Crenshaw, who has managed Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille for more than 10 years. Weve been seeing a lot of people from Captiva in our Sanibel restaurant in recent months, checking out our food and drinks excited to see us open on Captiva. I am looking forward to welcoming guests who have not dined with us before. The menu at the Captiva Island Doc Fords will pretty much mirror that of the Sanibel restaurant except for the addition of flatbreads, she added, which the restaurateurs introduced at their second location on Fort Myers Beach. Like the first two restaurants, the third will serve tropical cuisine and cocktails inspired by the Doc Ford series of murder mysteries by New York Times bestselling novelist and Sanibel resident Randy Wayne White. The atmosphere, too, will be similar, with cozy booths, sports TVs in some of the rooms, and lots of warm wood. The restaurant will host live entertainment on its stage every weekend, said Crenshaw. Chef Greg Nelson, the original chef at Doc Fords Sanibel and most recently the executive chef at the Fort Myers Beach location, joins Crenshaw on thecontinued on page 23B Work progresses on the main dining room at the Doc Fords Captiva restaurant

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9B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Celtics Future Rides With Young Brad Stevens, Who Coached Butler To National Basketball Prominenceby Ed FrankWhen we wrote last week about four major sports stories emanating out of the Boston area affecting the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots and Bruins, we had no idea that the biggest story of all was to break just a few days later. That story of course was the shocking disclosure that the Boston Celtics, winners of a record 17 NBA championships, had dipped into the college ranks and signed 36-year-old Brad Stevens of the Butler Bulldogs to coach the storied franchise. With the departure of Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers, rumors were aplenty as to his possible replacement. But no one not one single person had mentioned the name of Stevens, the highly successful Butler coach who had taken the Bulldogs to back-to-back NCAA championship games and had built the small Indianapolis school into a major basketball powerhouse. The super-secret signing was explained by Danny Ainge, the Celtics President of Basketball Operations: Thought he is young, I see Brad as a great leader who leads with impeccable character and a strong work ethic, he said. The reported six-year, $22 million offer to coach at the highest level of basketball for an iconic basketball franchise obviously was too good a deal for Stevens to turn down. And he comes to Boston with the full package since his wife, Tracy, is a lawyer and also his agent. In Indianapolis, there logically was disappointment and some negative comments since Butler had signed Stevens to a 12-year contract extension in 2010, and he had turned down offers in the past from several schools, including Illinois and UCLA. But lets face it: How could any right-minded basketball coach reject the opportunity to coach the Boston Celtics? In his six years at the helm of the Bulldogs, his team never won less than 22 games in a season. And his marvelous coaching ability elevated his mid-major school to a Big East basketball membership this year. He comes to the Celtics facing a major rebuilding task. Ainge traded away Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett while stocking up on future high draft picks. Its probably going to be at least two or three seasons before the Celtics will challenge the likes of the Miami Heat, the Indiana Pacers and others. So be patient, Boston. My bet is that the studious, likeable, thorough Stevens will lead the Celtics back to their glory days. Just look what he did at Butler. Miracle Back In First Place After Winning Four Of Five The Fort Myers Miracle started the week back in first place in the Florida State League South Division after starting July winning four of five games. The team improved to 9-6 in the seasons second half with a 3-0 victory last Sunday over the St. Lucie Mets, which saw starter Matt Summers toss a complete game shutout. Summers had been returned to the Miracle from Double-A New Britain to bolster the Miracle starting pitching and after he had a rough three-game stint at the higher level New Britain. The Minnesota Twins top draft selection last year, Bryon Buxton, who recently was promoted to Fort Myers from Low-A Cedar Rapids, has played well for the Miracle. He was batting .364 with seven RBIs in his first 10 games with the Miracle. Fort Myers is home this weekend at Hammond Stadium hosting Lakeland for four games, Friday through Monday. Brad Stevens O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda E M J H C DC HOLTZ MAHSH IE DECOSTAATTORNEYS AT LAW 20% OFF Cycling Safety Notes STAY TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PATHS In the U.S., we drive and cycle on the right. That applies to roads, but it also applies to our Sanibel Shared Use Paths. Other users will be expecting you to be on the right side, so lets establish a good habit always keep to the right especially where there are yellow lines.SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last catcher before San Franciscos Buster Posey in 2012 to win a National League batting title. 2. Among Whitey Ford, Ron Guidry and Tommy John, which pitcher won at least 20 games in a season the most times for the New York Yankees? 3. How many times has Bob Stoops won a Big 12 football conference championship during his 14 seasons as coach of the Oklahoma Sooners? 4. Who holds the record for playing in the most NBA Christmas Day games? 5. Terry Sawchuk is the all-time leader in career goaltender wins for the Detroit Red Wings, with 351. Who is No. 2? 6. In the past five seasons, how many times has Joe Gibbs Racing won NASCARs Nationwide Series owners championship? 7. Who was the first female tennis player featured on a Wheaties cereal box? ANSWERS 1. The Braves Ernie Lombardi, in 1942. 2. Guidry did it three times, Ford and John twice each. 3. Eight times. 4. Kobe Bryant, with 15. 5. Chris Osgood, with 317. 6. Four times (2008, ). 7. Chris Evert, in 1987.

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10B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Phone: (239)489.0442 One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My high school daughter is pregnant and wants to continue at her current school. We are confused about her rights and need some information. Johanna G., Cape Coral Johanna, Staying in school is the single most important action that your daughter can take. She will need at least a high school diploma to achieve a satisfactory level of financial independence in adulthood. Pregnant and parenting students have always been protected under Title IX. A new letter from the U.S. Department of Education has now provided muchneeded clarification and concrete steps schools must take to support these students, said Lisa Maatz, the vice president of government relations for the American Association of University Women. In fact last month, the U.S. Department of Education said in a letter to school districts that pregnant students need to be treated the same as other students, shouldnt have to provide medical certification that they can be in school, and have absences related to their pregnancy excused. By ensuring that the student has the opportunity to maintain her academic status, we can encourage young parents to work toward graduation instead of choosing to drop out of school, wrote Seth Galanter, the acting assistant secretary of the office for civil rights. And when students return to school after pregnancy, they must be allowed to return to the same academic and extracurricular activities as before they left, Galanter said. The biggest educational issue for pregnant teens is that their risk of dropping out from high school increases dramatically. In the letter, Galanter said that 26 percent of young men and young women combined who had dropped out of public high schools, and a third of young women, said that becoming a parent was a major factor in their decision to leave school. Only 51 percent of young women who had a child before age 20 earned their high school diploma by age 22. And things only get worse from there: Only 2 percent of young women who had a child before turning 18 earned a college degree by 30. Most school districts have developed specific plans to address the special concerns of a pregnant student. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with your daughters guidance counselor to find out the particular programs that her school and the district provides for pregnant teens and their children. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Back To School Backpack EventEbenezer Christian Academy of Fort Myers, Inc. is hosting its 4th annual Enriching The Future Our Students Back To School Backpack event on Sunday, July 14 for the children in the after school tutoring program, youth from Central Fort Myers, their families and friends of the Academy. At the event, stuffed backpacks are provided to each child going to school (elementary through high school). Also at the event, a barbeque is served along with refreshments, along with a bounce house and youth activities. A ceremony honoring the achievements of students (e.g. each student passing their FCAT or improving at school receives a Certificate of Achievement). Local government officials and friends of the Academy attend and speak to those in attendance. The fire department provides tours of a truck and to hose the children with water, and the City of Fort Myers police department will provide safety education. The event assists the Academy in reaching its mission of encouraging each child and teen to have a positive attitude in life, and to display their achievements to their families and others in the community. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Christian Academy, 2420 Highland Avenue in Fort Myers, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a goal of enriching the lives of children in grades K to 12. For more information, call 440-2669 or visit www.ecaswfl.org. Cook GraduatesPaul and Lydia Cook of Sanibel are proud to announce their son, Maximilian Z. Cook, has graduated from Tallahassee Community College, and Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy. Max successfully completed their rigorous training program in law enforcement. He was on their Deans List and has earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice. Max grew up on Sanibel and hopes to join the Sanibel Police Department. Hopkins GraduatesAudrey Hopkins, a resident of Sanibel, attended the University of Delawares 164th graduation commencement, held on May 25 at Delaware Stadium. Maximilian Z. Cook To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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11B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Larry NorrisSanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5 Evenings & Sundays by appointmen t 579.0412 Designer CONDO Choose from over 50 fabrics 50 fabrics 50 and 20 wood samples at the same price! NorrisHomeFurnishings.com Complete condo packages starting from $10,999!SANIBEL PA CKAGES P eriwinkle Way Causeway B lvd B aily Rd. E xit I sland Foundation Seeks Donations For School SuppliesThe Heights Foundation is seeking individuals, businesses, churches and organizations to provide school supplies for the foundations annual outreach program. The July 26 event provides supplies for nearly 400 low-income children living in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. Our goal is to ensure that every child has the necessary supplies to succeed in school, said Julie Workman, Chief Advocacy Officer for the Heights Foundation. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average. Many parents cannot provide all the things their student will need. We want to send children back to school ready to learn. The foundation has a wish list that groups can complete. We are looking for organizations whose members can band together to meet the need, added Workman. A local church can sponsor all the pencils we need, a business or philanthropic organization may be able to provide backpacks for all of the children. Donations may also be made online at our website. Contact Matt Wallace at 482-7706 or matt@heightsfoundation.org. All donations are tax deductible. Monetary donations can be made online at www.heightsfoundation.org/donate. Edison State Ranked NationallyEdison State College ranked in the Top 100 across several categories for Community College Weeks annual Top 100 Associate Degree and Certificate Producers. The results cover the 2011-12 academic year. Its always nice to be included in a national ranking by a well-regarded publication like Community College Week, but we are more focused on the quality of the education our students receive, said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, president, Edison State College. We attribute our success first and foremost to our students. They work hard to achieve their academic goals. Just as important is the dedication of our faculty, who guide them along the way. In all the categories, Edison State moved up in the rankings, with the exception of the 72nd ranking for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines, Total Minority. New this year is Edison States 26th ranking nationally for its nursing program. The annual report divides its results into two-year and four-year institutions. Edison State Colleges rankings are included with four-year institutions as follows: Registered, Administration, Research & Clinical Disciplines Disciplines, Total Non-Minority Disciplines, Total Minority Disciplines, African-Americans Disciplines, Hispanics American Red Cross Youth Group Swim Lessons Offered At Rec CenterImprove your childs comfort level and abilities in the water! Group lessons are years. schedule with detailed lesson information is available at the Rec Centers front desk. As part of the Sanibel Swims Grant, vouchers are available at the Rec Center front desk for swim lessons for the following classes: Baby Bubblers, Little Skippers and options. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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The variety of dining options on Sanibel and Captiva just keeps getting better. For their size, the islands offer an extensive culinary array all making the most of the areas fresh and abundant seafood and local produce. Youll find everything from burgers to barbecue, bistro style, Italian, Mexican, American, classic deli fare, organic, vegan, gluten-free, caf food and Caribbean. In this column, each week you will be able to stay updated on our local dining establishments and what theyre offering and get the scoop on the island dining scene, whether its fine or casual, take-out or frozen desserts.v ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun RESTAURANTS 12B ISLAND SS UN JULY 12, 2013 Chips Sanibel Steakhouse has many great options for locals and tourists alike as we go into the summer months. Open seven nights a week, you have your choice of a daily happy hour (5 to 6 p.m.) with two-for-one drinks and $4.95 appetizers. For early diners, theres a three-course prix fixe menu for $35 including a cocktail. In addition to an updated wine list, seasonal house-infused liquors (strawberry-jalapeo tequila, blood orange vodka, cucumber gin) are available. The menu features steaks and seafood, including a six-ounce filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat finished with Hollandaise and served with choice of potato and asparagus; Parmesan Crusted Seabass served with Mushroom Risotto and finished with a creamy dill sauce. Save room for dessert though, because whether you are a chocolate lover or cant skip that Key lime pie, Chips has something for every sweet tooth. CHIPS SS ANIBEL SS TEAKHOUSE BAILEYS GENERAL STORE Baileys General Store has a full deli, bakery, daily lunch specials, take out and catering for cook-outs, picnics and parties. This is the oldest supermarket on the islands, established long before a causeway linked Sanibel to the mainland. The bakery has freshly made donuts, scones and breads. The deli offers a variety of hot foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering services for special events. Services include shopping for your groceries and delivering them to your home or vacation destination. If you are on a gluten-free diet, pick up the extensive list of gluten-free products near the entrance to the supermarket. The Coffee Bar at Baileys serves espresso based drinks, hot chocolate, smoothies and specialty coffees. BLUE GIRAFFE Blue Giraffe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This restaurant offers casual island dining seven days a week from a menu featuring fresh local seafood, chowders, salads and steaks. Besides dessert choices, you can get hand-dipped Edys Grand Ice Cream. Dine outside on the boardwalk or inside at handpainted tables decorated by a local artist, or sit at the full liquor bar for a mixed drink, glass of wine or cold beer. CIPS PLA cC E Cips Place is named for the late Jimmy Cipriani, a longtime islander and owner of the property on which the restaurant sits. Jimmy always made time for a good conversation, good company and great food. In Jimmys memory, Cips styles itself as a local watering hole. A mural that takes up an entire wall shows lots of islanders through the ages including Cip and if you dont recognize them all, ask to see the key. Food choices range from comfort to culinary with some Caribbean and island favorites as well. And do try the home-made potato chips, the fried buttermilk chicken with sage gravy and the snapper tacos. Choose between the outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. GRAMMA DOTS Gramma Dots, the only dockside dining on Sanibel, offers a lunch and dinner menu seven days a week from Sanibels only Seaside Saloon where you can leisurely dine at the Sanibel Marina in view of luxury yachts and modest fishing boats and watch the comings and goings of seagoing folk and fishermen. The menu features a full line of only fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more. Appropriate dress is required. If youre arriving by boat, check in with dockmaster for a lunch slip, monitor VHF 16. You can tie up for a night or two at the available dockage if you wish. Gramma Dots is open daily at 11:30 a.m. For dinner, arrive before 8 p.m. GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLE George & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and Saturdays with Karaoke on Thursdays. The spacious and modern interior is decorated with original tropical paintings. Eight for $8 lunch specials are available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through June 30. Offerings include sandwiches, wraps, fried shrimp and tacos. Happy hour is celebrated all day at George & Wendys. The full bar has an extensive wine list, 10 beers on tap, local, domestic and craft beer, mojitos, martinis and other tropical favorites. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week with live piano music. DO cC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLE Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local best-selling author Randy Wayne Whites mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are an island favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. C ROWROW SS NESTNEST AT TWEEN W ATERS INN The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn is a more casual place than its sister the Old Captiva House. Its home to the famed Captiva Crab Races and a popular venue for live entertainment. Menu specials include: Tuesday, Prime Rib for Two; Wednesday, Surf & Turf; Friday, Fish Fry; Sunday, Barbecue. Theres live music and nightly happy hour. ISLAND cC OW The Island Cow is a family favorite with its colorful indoor and outdoor seating and live entertainment. Come as our guests leave as our friends! is the motto. The Cow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood and meats and has an extensive childrens menu. Starbucks coffee is also on the menu. Hand over The Cows coupon from the Island Suns Sun Dollars coupon book this summer and receive 10 percent off breakfast between 7 and 11 a.m. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ILIL TESORO Il Tesoro serves authentic Italian food with the taste and feel of a Tuscan holiday, according to owner Chef AJ Black. He infuses flavors from the old world to the new world of cooking using only fresh seasonal ingredients to bring his dishes to life. Daily specials focus on pairing authentic meals with a bold array of fine Italian wines. Il Tesoro is offering a $25 per person prix fixe 3-course menu for two before 6 p.m. through September. Bottles of house wine are two-for-the-price of one from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and happy hour appetizers are $5. A special Italian tapas (or small plate) menu is available as well. Two-for-one wine and beer is served during happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. when you present the coupon from the Island Suns Sun Dollars coupon book. Il Tesoro (The Treasure) serves dinner seven nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. J AA C ARANDAARANDA The Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge presents "Summer Break" Sunday through Thursday. For one low price, choose an appetizer, entree and dessert for $29.95. This week's featured menu is: Appetizer Pickeled Herring in Sour Cream with Crudite or Blackened Prime Rib with Cajun BBQ Sauce; Main Course Jumbo Coconut Shrimp with Plum Sauce or Petitie Filet Mignon with Baby Portabella Mushroom Sauce; Dessert Choices Turtle Pie, Creme Brulee, Key Lime Pie, Tiramisu, Fresh Berries and Cream. Be sure to ask your server about specialty drinks and bottled wine specials. Theres live music nightly in the patio lounge, which serves a selection of happy apps for $5.95 each during happy hour. GREAT WHITE GRILL The Great White Grill is a sports bar featuring 29 beers on tap and a good wine list. Its home of The Steel Curtain Pizza and has Mexican Night Tuesdays. Theres free pizza delivery too. The Great White carries the Baseball Package for sports enthusiasts and has arcade games for kids of all ages. The regular menu includes hand-cast fresh dough pizza, wings, fries, chicken fingers, salads, gyros, sandwiches and burgers. Check out the Pittsburgh Salad, which consists of grilled chicken, French fries, cheddar cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions on a bed of lettuce. GE PP PETTO'S BB EA cC H FF OODIES Gepetto's Beach Foodies offers grab 'n' go sandwiches, pastries, artisan breads, pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches, NYC bakery pizza, coffee, espresso and latte. Also serves Pinocchio's ice cream in sister store next door. Laura Richardson, server, and Jamie Boller, bartender, at The Jacaranda Restaurant. LAZY FLAMINGO The Lazy Flamingo is a famed island hang-out with two Sanibel locations: one at 1036 Periwinkle Way, the other the original at 6520 Pine Avenue, near Blind Pass. If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water! is the Flamingos motto. And that includes, shrimp, grouper, oysters, conch fritters and chowder as well as chicken. The Flamingo Bread and the Caesar Salad are signature items. Pull up a stool to the rustic bar or take a high or low table. The interior feels like the inside of an old pirate ship with its portholes and hewn wood surfaces. The atmosphere is definitely casual and beer is available by the bottle, on draft or by the pitcher. Jerrys Restaurant and Deli in Jerrys Market is the next best thing to dining in a tropical garden. This family-style restaurant has large windows to view the lush garden with caged tropical birds that are favorites with visitors and residents. Daily specials are offered in the spacious restaurant or you can order a sandwich or hot food from the deli or help yourself at the wellstocked salad bar to take out or eat in. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. jJ ERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELI

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13B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Over Easy Caf is a pet-friendly place with indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch. The covered patio is a popular spot. Choose from 22 different Eggs Benedict, scramblers and omelettes, 11 pancakes and French toast choices, 15 egg specialties and wraps, eight salads and 26 sandwiches and burgers, plus baked goods. Beer and wine is available. Breakfast is served all day. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. OVER EASY CAF MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHEN In the mood for pizza? Matzaluna Italian Kitchen has a wood-fired oven to bake authentic pizzas. Thats in addition to a big selection including over 20 combinations of pasta dinners from $11.95 (including soup or salad and fresh baked bread), affordable veal, tender chicken, choice steaks and seafood (Italian style) in a casual market-like setting. Gluten-free pizza is also available. Wine Wednesdays at Matzaluna means every bottle priced $25 and over will be discounted by $8 all evening. Hours are 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily. Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free menu in addition to regular choices, along with pizza and wings, Boars Head meats, frozen yogurt and ice cream. There are outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas and free wi-fi. During June, use the coupon from Sun Dollars in the Island Sun to buy a breakfast sandwich and a medium coffee and get one free; the same bogo deal applies to any ice cream product. And from 3 to 8 p.m., a large cheese pizza is just $9.99 with $1 for each additional topping. SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY SANIBEL BEAN The Sanibel Bean coffee shop is java central on Sanibel Island. With its indoor and outdoor seating and free wi-fi, its a popular venue for laptop-toting coffee lovers to relax and check their inboxes, have breakfast or lunch or recharge the batteries in the afternoon. Besides a big selection of coffee from around the globe and a variety of coffee drinks, The Bean has tea and other beverages and a variety of hearty sandwiches, pastries and muffins, plus other light fare. LIGHTHOUSE CAFE This long-established island restaurant on Sanibels east end claims to be Home of the worlds best breakfast. Seems customers think so too because this place often has lines of hungry people outside waiting for tables. Youll find hearty choices to start your day such as hotcakes, French toast, Benedicts, omelettes and frittatas, colossal muffins, bagels and berries. Theres also a big lunch menu that includes homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. The Lighthouse Caf is open year-round for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is served from December 15 through April. RC OTTER'S, CANTINA CAPTIVA, SUNSHINE SEAFOOD, KEYLIME BISTRO AND CAPTIVA PIZZA, YOGURT & GIFTS Five Captiva eateries under the same ownership RC Otter's, Cantina Captiva, Sunshine Seafood, Keylime Bistro and Captiva Pizza, Yogurt & Gifts offer a fun and casual dining experience with a tropical flair reminiscent of Key West. RC Otter's and Keylime Bistro have live music outdoors most of the day. Cantina Captiva serves Mexican food. Sunshine Seafood Cafe Wine Bar specializes in fine dining with a very respectable wine list. You have your choice of dining inside or outdoors. All five eateries will take 10 percent off your purchase when you present the coupon from the Island Suns Sun Dollars coupon book this summer. ROSIES CAF & GRILL Rosie's repertoire includes crab cakes, grouper and shrimp entrees and steaks with all the trimmings, Southwestern dishes such as burritos and fajitas, soup and sandwich combos, and salads. Among the most popular items is Rosies Famous Cheese Steak made from shaved rib eye, grilled mushrooms, onions and green peppers, Ultimate Cuban and Classic Reuben, home-made muffins and cinnamon rolls and Key lime pie, root beer floats and banana splits. A childrens menu and carry-out are also available. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week with two-for-one draft beer and wine and a menu that starts at $4.50 for items such as nachos with cheese and salsa and $5.50 wings and chicken tenders. The ice cream bar has 20+ flavors of locally made Royal Scoop ice cream. The Sanibel Fish House is completely renovated. It sports pastel colored interior dcor in the dining room, which looks out to Periwinkle Way. There is also a large bar area with TVs tuned to sports channels. This is the third in the Fish House group. True to its name, the Fish House offers fresh seafood along with meat and poultry dishes. Try the blackened tuna bites and the blue crab and shrimp dip. Present the coupon from the Island Suns Sun Dollars coupon book this summer and receive a free slice of Key lime pie. SANIBEL FISH HOUSE SANIBEL GRILL The Sanibel Grill has 16 big screen TVs with satellite TV tuned to every televised sporting event. The Grill shares a kitchen with The Timbers, serving the same fresh seafood, along with burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Crunchy Grouper and Crunchy Shrimp are signature dishes. Old Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, offers romantic sunset dining in an historic setting with live piano music. Executive Chef Jason Miller prepares New Florida island favorites, tropical seafoods, classic meats and daily fresh-baked breads and pastries, served with an extensive selection of wines, liquors and coffees. First built as a one-room school for children of Captivas pioneer settlers, the Old Captiva House still reflects much of its original charm from white French doors to hardwood floors to the Gulf of Mexico sunset that streams through the western windows. Its collection of famed cartoonist JN Ding Darlings 1930s whimsical vacation illustrations has led to its designation as a landmark in Southwest Florida. OLD CAPTIVA HOUSE AT TWEEN WATERS INN continued on page 14B SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA properties.com Tracy Walters REALTOR 239.994.7975 Connie Walters REALTOR 239.841.4540 FEATURED OFFERINGS John Naumann & Associates1149 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Let us help you become part of them too We are part of the Islands Bring your bathing suit and your sunscreen, thats all you need. Outstanding 2000 sq ft Gulf of Mexico front property. 3 bedroom, 2 bath with Florida room. Quiet neighborhood street with cul de sac. This Bayfront beauty is ready for you! Main oor Master bedroom with private of ce and en suite bath. Upper oor with 2 Guest Suites, Living Area, and Breakfast bar. Open balconies and screened lanai with inground pool. Bay views from almost every room!! Outstanding condo complex offers great rental history and lots of amenities. A Gulf of Mexico front getaway with rental revenue. 2 bedroom, 2 bath ground oor unit with tile throughout. UNDER CONTRACT

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14B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 From page 13BRestaurantsThe Jacaranda has entertainment nightly. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured starting at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 7 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, David Christian, funk, pop and top '40s; Wednesday, Trevor with contemporary top '40s and reggae; Thursday, Malibu Duo, contemporary, reggae and dance; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has live music tonight, Friday, by Anthony Way,e, guitar and vocals; Saturday, Robby Hutto & The Absent-Minded rock band; Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday and Saturday, Mike Arnone and Kathy Buda, pop pianist and vocalist performing everything from The Rat Pack to Motown; Wednesday and Thursday, Sanibel's own Pianoman Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Traditions is closed on Sunday. Scott McDonald plays piano every Friday and Saturday at Il Cielos Cloud 9 Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. McDonald, a Sanibel resident, has had a long music career including being pianist for singer Andy Williams. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn has live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. 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. Sea Breeze Caf at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa features the Danny Morgan Band Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and live entertainment Saturdays, also from 6 to 9 p.m. Theres also live entertainment poolside at Turtles from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Sundial Resort is at 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-4151. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. RC Otters on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva has live music daily with dining inside and out. Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva features live music days and nights seven days a week with Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax your entertainment schedule to press@islandsunnews.com or 395-2299. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Superior InteriorsTerrific Window Treatment Tipsby Cindy MalszyckiHow about using your window treatment as a soft background, rather than a focal standout? If this look is for you, then use colors that blend easily into the sur rounding walls. porate a beautiful printed or textured sheer fabric at your window. to get that unique custom look, but it will add a splash of the unexpected to your window treatment design. design, you must decide how striking you want the treatment to be. Do you want ground in your room, or would you prefer and become the rooms focal point? fully in todays marketplace. From wood to metal to unusual materials, todays rod guaranteed to set off your window in a truly dramatic fashion! Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at cindy@decden.net. Tween Waters Inn Receives A wards ween Waters Inn announced that Certificates of Excellence for presented to top-rated accommodation businesses, restaurants and attractions, as include businesses worldwide, additional Inn has been a recipient annually. Were enthused to continually be the and the number one restaurant, said Certificates of Excellence are a great reinforcement in assuring our guests of anticipate at any of our establishments. a boutique charm and an abundance of including local bands and the infamous ENGEL & VLKERSCallIsabellaRasiat239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEAC H COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Featuring restaurant & private residences High traffic location on San Carlos Blvd Direct Gulf access$675,000 ENGEL & VLKERSCallIsabellaRasiat239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEAC H COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Featuring restaurant & private residences High traffic location on San Carlos Blvd Direct Gulf access$675,000 PRICE REDUCTION $595,000Traders is unique in that is combines a bustling restaurant with a large shopping emporium selling casual clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decorating and gift items, books and lamps. The restaurant serves bistro style food with an island flair with offerings such as black beans and rice, blackened fish and fresh salads from an open kitchen. Theres no fryer in this place! The tables are freshly wrapped in white paper for each party and theres a pot of colored crayons for doodling, whether youre an adult or a child. Traders has been around long enough to have become a favored local hang-out. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Theres live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Danny Morgan and Wednesdays with Chris Workman. TRADERSSTORE & CAFE SUNDIAL BEA C H RESORT & SPA Sundial Beach Resort & Spas bar and restaurants are refurbished and open to the public. Diners can choose from the sophisticated Waterview or the more casual Turtles Caf & Patio and Sea Breeze Caf. All have panoramic beach and gulf views. If you want to eat poolside, theres Turtles Tiki Bar, with live music by island troubadour Danny Morgan from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Danny Morgan Band will be playing Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 29 at Sea Breeze Caf from 6 to 9 p.m. Happy hour is twice daily, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Turtles and 5 to 7 p.m. in the Sea Breeze Caf. Sundial holds BBQ Blowouts all season long from 1 to 4 p.m. with live entertainment. Every Saturday, theres a buffet with offerings including grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, mahi-mahi and pulled pork along with fresh salads, corn on the cob and baked beans, plus a selection of fresh fruits. Price is $19 for adults and $12 for children 5 years and older. SANIBEL SPROUT The Sanibel Sprout is the islands only health food store and eatery, serving gourmet vegan takeout, organic juice and smoothies, organic produce, gluten-free products and supplements and nutraceuticals. The juice bar attracts a lively crowd of healthconscious islanders and visitors and the daily lunch specials are highly popular. The Sanibel Sprout will take 10 percent off your entire purchase when you present the coupon from the Island Suns Sun Dollars coupon book this summer. TIMBERS RESTAURANT & FISH MARKET The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and the adjoining Sanibel Grill are mainstays of the island dining scene, boasting 35 years of fresh fish on Sanibel Island. The restaurant offers 13 dinners for $13 daily before 6 p.m. plus a large selection of local seafood such as grilled shrimp, fried grouper, oysters, clams and crab cakes. Besides specializing in fresh local seafood, the restaurant has a seafood market that opens at 11 a.m. (except Sunday, when its 2 p.m.) TRADITIONS ON THE BEA CH Traditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel restaurants with beachfront dining. The menu features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh local seafood, meats and produce. Dining is from 5 p.m. until late and there is live entertainment most nights for listening and dancing. Besides fish and steaks, youll find Moroccan Lamb, roast duck, Texas Wild Boar Saddle and veal. Pasta, grilled items and a raw bar round out the menu. Theres an attractive bar area also serving food and an extensive wine and cocktail list.

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Highlights Of The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club Road Rally Craig Albert, the honorary starter of the Road Rally, signals the first car to leave photos by Jeff Lysiak Organizer Richard McCurry, left, and honorary starter Richard Johnson await the start of the 2013 San-Cap Optimist Club Road Rally on July 4 15B I slSL AND SUN JU lL Y 12, 2013

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Highlights Of The 2013 Independence Day ParadeThe Island Suns parade entry, complete with a stars and stripes-adorned Sanibel Lighthouse photos by Jeff Lysiak The American flag, as well as American Legion Post 123 and POW-MIA flags, led the parade Miniature American flags were handed out to the crowd Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Childrens Education Center of the Islands Doc Fords Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum ABWA Woman of the Year Robin Cook JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Captiva Island Yacht Club Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge John Naumann & Associates FISH of Sanibel VIP Realty Group Sanibel Recreation Center Tarpon Bay Explorers Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory French Bulldog Rescue Network Sanibel Sea School The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market Yollo Wellness16B IS lL AN dD SS UN JU lL Y 12, 201317B IS lL AN dD SS UN JU lL Y 12, 2013

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BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Jerrys FoodsRestaurant & Deli FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 BOARS HEAD MEAT! FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlacePIZZA & WINGS CALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEwww.iltesoro.netOpen 7 days a week 751 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.4022 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~ My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 15, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your persistence pays off as the information you demanded starts to come through. The pace is slow at first, but it begins to speed up as the week draws to a close. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An unwelcome bit of news jolts the Bovine, who would prefer that things proceed smoothly. But its at most a momentary setback. A Leo brings more welcome tidings. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You need to pay close attention to the details before making a commitment. Dont accept anything that seems questionable, unless you get an answer that can be backed up. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Congratulations on getting that project up and running. But as exciting as it is, dont let it carry you away. Make sure you set aside time to spend with family and friends. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be sure youre part of the discussion involving your suggestions. Your presence ensures that you can defend your work, if necessary. It also helps gain your colleagues support. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A misunderstanding needs to be dealt with, or it can grow and cause more problems later on. Be the bigger person and take the first step to clear the air. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Set some strict guidelines for yourself so your heavier-than-usual work schedule doesnt overwhelm the time you need to spend relaxing with loved ones. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might feel a little uncomfortable being among people you hardly know. But remember that todays strangers can become tomorrows valuable contacts. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Reward yourself for all that youve accomplished despite some annoying situations that got in your way. Enjoy a well-earned getaway with someone special. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Realizing that someone else is taking credit for what you did is bound to get anyones goat, but especially yours. Be patient. The truth soon comes out. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Forget about opposites attracting. What you need is to find someone who thinks like you and will support your ideas, even if others say theyre too radical. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Workplace problems can affect your financial plans. Be prudent and avoid running up bills or making commitments until things begin to ease up by the 26th. BORN THIS WEEK: Your intuition helps you communicate easily with people and understand their needs. erupts on the Japanese island of Honshu, killing hundreds and burying many nearby villages in ash. The eruption left an 8,000foot crater in the earth. In the aftermath, the ash from Bandai dimmed the sun slightly worldwide for months. Hemingway, author of such novels as For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea, is born in Oak Park, Ill. The influential American literary icon became known for his straightforward prose and use of understatement. Swedish engineer and inventor responsible for the three-point lap-and-shoulder seatlap belts were available in automobiles, and for the most part, the only people who regularly buckled up were race-car drivers. Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, N.M. The destructive power of TNT. The original $6,000 budget for the Manhattan Project ballooned to a total cost of $2 billion. John Foster Dulles announces that the United States is withdrawing its offer of financial aid to Egypt to help with the construction of the Aswan Dam on the Nile River. The Soviet Union rushed to Egypts aid, and the Aswan Dam officially opened ing a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Sen. Edward Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge into a tide-swept pond. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. The senator did not report the fatal car accident for 10 hours. martial-arts expert Bruce Lee dies in Los Angeles at age 32 from a brain edema possibly caused by a reaction to a prescription painkiller. His film, Enter the Dragon, was released in the United States one month after his death. Schwarzenegger who made the following sage observation: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn. India has cows. If cows are sacred in India, what does that say about how Californians feel about their automobiles? time you spend blinking in one day adds up to about 30 minutes of shut-eye. holds the world record for the most world rently holds 160. Among his exploits are the longest yodel (more than 26 hours); the longest distance traveled via acrobatic somersaults (12 miles, 390 yards); jumping utes, 13 seconds); running the fastest mile popcorn sculpture (20 feet, 10 inches tall); underwater hula hooping (2 minutes, 38 seconds); the most candles burning simulrally while playing table tennis with an egg peeling and eating (3 oranges in 1 minute, wasnt just comfort food for those suffering from a cold; at the time, it was considered to be an aphrodisiac. developing a kind of space broom. The device will use a laser to sweep debris out of the way of the International Space Station. Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. -H.G. Wells THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY18B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013

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19B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Presented by: Michael B. Hill Craig R. HerschWill Power ColumnistFlorida Bar Board Certied | Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorneys9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com Have You Heard The Three Big Myths About Medicaid Eligibility? Myth #1: The new law has made it impossible to protect your assets from nursing home costs. Truth: While the rules have changed, good planning opportunities exist. Myth #2: Medicaid can take your home. Truth: With proper planning you may very well be able to save your home. Myth #3: If youre already in a nursing home, its too late to protect your assets. Truth: Even if youre in a nursing home, you can still protect the assets you have. Wednesday, July 31, 20132:00 p.m.Temple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. | Fort Myers 33908Reservations: 239-425-9379 Free Workshop. Seating is Limited.All attendees will receive a complimentary DVD describing long-term care planning issues. Spatini Earns Top TripAdvisor AwardSpatini Teabar, Organic Spa & Hair Lounge announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. Spatini Teabar is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, said Amy Sbarra, owner and entrepreneur at Spatini Teabar. We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience, said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most their customers. Dont Over Ventilateby Bryan HayesSo you had a hard day, finally home and ready for a hot, relaxing shower. My mother would always say to me Take a shower, youll feel better. I guess I was a miserable kid, who knows? Anyway, you get ready for your shower and turn on the bathroom exhaust. After you finish your shower, you figure its still humid in the bathroom area and decide to leave the fan on awhile to help clear the air. This is a good thing, right? Well, yes and no. The yes part is that it is advantageous to remove heat and humidity from an interior space. It helps to limit the amount of microorganisms that can grow. The no comes into play when we over ventilate. What happens is you leave the exhaust fan on too long or just plain forget. During the time that your exhaust fan is on doing its job, air is being pulled out of the bath area and deposited outside. The problem that arises is while you are taking heat and humidity out of your home, you are also taking air. This creates a negative pressure in your home. This will cause outside air to enter through every little crack and crevice throughout the dwelling. So it can be counterproductive. During the summer. you are pulling hot/humid air into your cool house and the same rings true when you are running your heat. During the non-conditioning months, i.e. when you are not running cooling or heat, this is not a problem. You usually will have window open somewhere in the house to enjoy that clean, fresh air of the outside world. Please note: do not do this too often, for no other reason that I have four kids to support. Anyway, back to the task at hand. When we are running air conditioning/heat is when over ventilation is a problem. So, what is the answer? Well, the Home Ventilation Institute recommends running your bath exhaust for 20 minutes after you shower. This can easily be accomplished one of three ways: you can try and remember to come back in 20 minutes, you can have a timer installed on the bath exhaust or have a humidity sensor installed; that will shut down the fan when the humidity is below a certain set point. You never knew that bathroom ventilation was so exciting, did you? Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference

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20B ISLAND SS UN JULY 12, 2013 Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Dierence mmeek@rosierinsurance.com 239-472-1152 Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Serving Florida for over 55 years with a team of over 35 professionals. Mom AA nd Me by LL izzie 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 fed up with the telephone systems that business and most professional offices use. When I call, I want to speak to someone to purchase something or make an appointment. Almost without fail, I get this runaround and finally have to leave a message on their voicemail. Yesterday, I called my stockbroker and his message said, Your message is important to me and I will call you back at my convenience. How about my convenience? I am the one spending my money and when I call, I want to speak at my convenience and that is right now. I wonder are these people in business to help me, give me service, or am I really calling to help them? What has happened to service, or is that another old-fashioned, out-dated idea? Leslie W. Dear Leslie W., I am fed up also. I get so tired of their laundry list of options, and what I want usually falls between the tracks of their offerings. What annoys me even more is when I finally get to the right office and then I hear, I am sorry, I am out of my office, please leave your name, etc... I often wonder if they are just down the hall at the water cooler, having coffee or is this a deliberate technique to screen calls and just ignore the ones they do not think important. We older people are maybe just living beyond our time. So many younger people seem to think that we do nothing and have the time to just sit around and wait for their calls. Unfortunately, if you go to another broker, his telephone technique will probably be exactly the same. I hear this complaint very frequently from young and old, but it only seems to get worse with every passing day. Best of luck. Lizzie Dear Leslie W., Do not confuse new technology with poor customer service, and poorcontinued on page 22B LL ee Mental Health, SS WF ASAS AA nnounce AA gency MergerMore than one year of negotiation has culminated in the merger of Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) and Lee Mental Health, forming the largest mental health and substance abuse treatment agency in Southwest Florida. The merger combines the resources of the two non-profit agencies, effective July 1, under the new name of SalusCare, Inc., drawing on the Latin roots of Salus, (pronounced Sail-us) meaning health, prosperity and safety, which reflects the focus of the new organization. SalusCare, Inc., will be led by CEO Kevin B. Lewis with Lee Mental Health Center President and CEO David Winters serving as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Other members of the management team are Dr. Don Baracskay, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Susan Noble as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Tim Parham as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Members of the governing Board of Directors were selected from each of the not-for-profit agencies. Officers are Marshall Bower, President and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc., chairman; Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart, vice chair; Attorney William Keyes, secretary; and Ed Kleinow, treasurer. Other members of the Board of Directors are Sue Ackert; Mark S. Atkins, Lee Memorial Health System; Dena Geraghty, Lee County Dependency and Juvenile Drug Court; Dr. Judith Hartner, Lee County Health Department; Attorney Scot D. Goldberg, Goldberg, Racila, DAlessandro and Noone; Dr. Madelyn Isaacs, Florida Gulf Coast University; Jim Reilly; and Geoff Roepstorff, Edison National Bank. The SalusCare corporate office will be at 3763 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers, phone 332-6937. A new website has been created www.SalusCareFlorida.org with more information about the services offered. The SalusCare Board is enthused about the future of this new not-for-profit organization that we believe will give our community what it needs most a cohesive system of behavioral healthcare to address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use issues, Bower said. Our first year plan is to implement electronic medical records to enable us to share information across campuses. When we do that, we can increase access points for care and serve more people in need of treatment. Approximately one in four individuals have or will have a mental health disorder at some time during their lives; the incidence of substance use affects one in eight individuals. Florida currently is 49th in the nation in per capita funding for mental health services.continued on page 23B News From The VetHeartwormby DD r. Mathusa, Dog owners know that heartworm preventative plays an important role in maintaining the health of their pet. Heartworms, which are a year-round problem in Florida, cause significant morbidity in dogs by invading the right side of the canine (and feline) heart. Clinical signs include lethargy, exercise intolerance, coughing with or without blood, vomiting, weight loss, and in severe cases, death. Dogs and cats can contract heartworms from a single mosquito bite. Nearly all dogs seen in our clinic are on heartworm preventative for obvious reasons. However, most dog owners are not aware that this medication is not only important for their pet, but also for themselves and their families. The reason is that most heartworm preventatives protect against intestinal parasites, primarily hookworms and roundworms. Both of these parasites are contagious to humans. When we see hookworms and roundworms in dogs, 90 percent of these patients are not on heartworm preventative. Hookworms are microscopic, and roundworms, unless they are dead, are not often seen in the pets feces. Detection requires a test by your veterinarian. Both parasites can make dogs and cats very ill, causing vomiting and diarrhea. Heavy infestations of these worms can lead to a fatal anemia, especially in puppies and kittens. Hookworms and roundworms produce millions of eggs each week. The eggs, by way of the pets feces, pass into the environment. Microscopic hookworm lar vae hatch and make their way to the top of the stool and wait for barefooted or bare skinned humans to come in contact. The organisms pass through the skin and take up residence there, or in many other parts of the body including the gastrointestinal tract, heart, lungs, eyes and other tissues. The most common hookworm presentation in humans is creeping eruption as these larvae leave a hideous trail when they travel under the skin of their host. More important are roundworms. Under proper conditions, eggs from these organisms can survive up to a year in the environment and can number 25,000 in a single gram of animal feces. Roundworm eggs readily stick to unwashed human hands and once ingested, hatch inside of their host. The larvae travel from the intestine to all parts of the body via the bloodstream in a condition known as larva migrans. One of the more notorious forms is ocular larva migrans where the larvae infect the retina of the host, leading to vision impairment and blindness. In children, the conditioncontinued on page 23B

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21B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Florida homestead poses some difficult challenges from an estate planning per spective. Most people who move to Florida who already have their will or trust prepared ask their northern attorney if their estate plan is up to snuff for Florida law. Many times the attorney will tell them that its just fine and dandy for Florida. Dont believe them, particularly if you own Florida homestead. The reason is that when you consider Florida to be your primary residence, your Florida home becomes your homestead whether or not you actually file a homestead application. Filing such an application is advantageous, as there are exemptions available that reduce your property taxes, and you also qualify your residence under the Save Our Homes tax assessment cap, which limits the increase of your homesteads assessed value to only three per cent per year, even if the value increases at a much faster rate. Florida homestead, however, does not fit into any neat estate planning box as I have written about previously. If your will or trust has the standard credit-shelter trust/marital trust provisions, chances are that the disposition of your home is an invalid devise that can create estate planning havoc. If you would like a copy of my column on this issue, just email me and Ill send it along. When you claim Florida homestead, you cannot have any other homestead claimed for any other residence. If you have a homestead in a northern state, for example, you must disavow the homestead status and any special exemptions that you receive in that state. Claiming two homesteads at once poses criminal penalties that you dont want to defend against. Moreover, you cannot rent your homestead out and still claim homestead status. There has been some confusion on this issue and I thought that it would be important to address here since so many island properties are in the rental market. Recently, Governor Scott has signed into law Senate Bill 342 Rental of Homestead Property, and it is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2013. The new law amends Florida Statute 196.061. Under the old statute, enacted in 1996, a homeowners rental of all or substantially all of his or her homesteaded property meant that he or she had abandoned the homestead and therefore lost the ad valorem tax protection, as well as the Save Our Homes property tax assessment cap. The caveat to the law was that a homeowner turning his homestead property into such a rental after the first day of a given calendar year would not lose the homestead exemption for that calendar year, so long as the property had not also been rented the previous calendar year. The new law clarifies the statute and limits the exception. Now, a property owner who rents out his or her homestead for more than 30 days per year for two consecutive years will lose the homestead exemption tax benefits on that property. So if you rent out your homestead for more than 30 days per year for two consecutive years, you actually have an affirmative duty to notify the Property Tax Appraisers Office that your home no longer qualifies for homestead status. Failure to do so can also result in criminal penalties. If you rent your homestead property to third parties, you would want to per form a quick calculation to determine if the after-tax value of the rental income exceeds the property tax breaks that you achieve under the Florida homestead status. You would also want to determine if the creditor protection that Florida homestead status provides is valuable to you or not. You may know that the equity in your home is protected from almost all of your creditors (except those who have a mortgage or similar encumbrance on the property itself). Finally, if you rent out your homestead property, and if you do disavow homestead status, you would want your estate plan to be adjusted to reflect the new status of ownership. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerBeware When Y ou Rent Out Y our Florida Homesteadby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorney; CPA Platt HonoredHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., announced that Sanibel attorney David Platt was selected for inclusion in the 2013 Florida Super Lawyers magazine, noting his work in estate planning and probate law. The selection process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation and peer review of all candidates, as well as a good-standing and disciplinary check. Only five per cent of Florida attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers. With over 30 years of experience, Platt concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, commercial transactions and business entity formations. He frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants, attorneys, and the general public. Platt serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law, and is the author of several publications. He has also been recognized throughout his career by The Best of the U.S. LLC, Florida Monthly and has been included in Best Lawyers in America since 2006. He is active in the Southwest Florida Community and serves as a board member on the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation and is a for mer board member for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Platt received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University (B.A., with honors, 1975), his graduate degree from Michigan State University (M.A., 1976) and his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1980). David Platt S mall Business Owners Workshops The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) hosts a series of workshops in July designed for small business owners. The workshops will be held at various locations throughout Southwest Florida. Topics include Internet Marketing, Doing Business with the Federal Government, Business Chats, Frequently Asked Questions for Starting a Business, 30-minute Business Plan for Existing Businesses, and more. In addition, the SBDC hosts two special programs. A Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Trey Radel (FL-19) takes place on Saturday, July 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Cohen Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, and a Hurricane Preparedness Seminar on Thursday, July 25 at Edison State College in LaBelle. For times and locations, or to learn more about these seminars and programs, visit the SBDC website at www. sbdcseminar.org, or call the SBDC office at 745-3700. For further information, contact Suzanne Specht, SBDC assistant director, at 745-3704 or sspecht@fgcu.edu. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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22B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Cycling Safety Notes STAY TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PATHS In the U.S., we drive and cycle on the right. That applies to roads, but it also applies to our Sanibel Shared Use Paths. Other users will be expecting you to be on the right side, so lets establish a good habit always keep to the right especially where there are yellow lines.SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB deaRPharmacistIll Take My Coffee Black... A nd In The Back by S uzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I see a naturopathic doctor for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. She recommended coffee enemas. Suzy, Im a faithful reader, do you think this is safe? VA, Seattle, Washington Yes. Coffee enemas are used by holistic physicians for all sorts of conditions, including cancer. Lots of people find help with constipation, fatigue and liver detoxification concerns. I know this sounds bizarre because you prefer to taste your coffee, not insert it rectally. Agreed. You may be hearing about coffee enemas today, but they are nothing new and complications from coffee enemas are highly unusual. Hey, I just thought of a new franchise concept called Starbutts... entrance in the rear. Seriously, coffee enemas may help relieve constipation, insomnia and cognitive problems; they may eliminate (or control) parasites, candida and other pathogens (without disrupting intestinal flora). Coffee enemas are frequently used in natural cancer protocols such as the Gerson Therapy (www.gerson.org). Coffee enemas were outlined as a treatment in the revered Merck Manual, a thick book that physicians used as their primary reference for decades, until the mid-1970s. Its not the enema as much as it is the coffee that helps. You are exposed to a barrage of toxic compounds in your life, you can easily become over loaded. Some of you cannot detoxify properly. Coffee enemas help you make glutathione, an antioxidant and that sends poisons packing. More on that momentarily. Coffee enemas can be done at home inexpensively. You just need a comfortable spot on the floor of your bathroom, or bathtub. As the coffee is retained in your bowel, the fluid goes through your intestinal wall, through the portal vein to your liver. The stimulating effects and healing compounds of coffee jumpstart your liver and gallbladder. Bile flows. There are compounds in coffee like kahweol and cafestol which spark production of glutathione, and that is a strong cleansing compound in your body, one that consumers pay good money for when they buy glutathione as a dietary supplement, or get IV injections of it. To make more glutathione naturally (by using a coffee enema) is awesome. These enemas may allow for relaxation, a better mood, more energy, refreshing sleep and greater mental clarity. If you do too many enemas per week, you may experience electrolyte imbalances. Restoring your electrolytes is crucial, as coffee is a potent drug mugger of minerals. While the controversial cancer specialist Dr. Max Gerson suggested up to six per day, I think that is way too much for the aver age person. Doing a coffee enema weekly (even daily for awhile) is probably okay for most, but always follow your doctors recommendation. The recipe for a coffee enema is different than the beverage. Ive written an extended version of this column to teach you more about coffee enemas, the terrific health benefits, as well as the best coffee, enema equipment and safety concerns. To receive the article, go to my website www.DearPharmacist.com and sign up for your free newsletter. Your information is kept private. 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. Got A Problem? D r. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: What is the relaxation response?A: Dr. Herbert Benson, who coined the term relaxation response, suggested that you can use your mind to change your physiology for improved health and even reduce your need for medications. To begin the relaxation response, focus on your breath. Practice breathing diaphragmatically (belly breathing). Imagine inhaling relaxation through the stomach, diaphragm and lungs. Then, imagine exhaling stress and tension you have carried in your mind and body. The breath is a life force that keeps you centered in the present moment. This is why the relaxation response is so important. The same mechanism that turned your bodys stress response on can turn it off. When you decide that the real or imagined situation is no longer a threat, your brain stops sending emergency signals to your brain stem, which in turn ceases to send panic messages to your nervous system. Several minutes after you shut off the danger signals, the fight or flight response burns out. Your metabolism, breathing rate, heart rate, muscle tension and blood pressure all return to the levels they were before the incident. So the relaxation response is, to this day, very useful as a natural restorative process. Eden Energy MedicineA ctivate A ll N ine Energy S ystems In 5 Minutes Part 2by Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAMLLast week, we reviewed five of the nine Energy Systems recognized by Eden Energy Medicine (EEM). Todays column will review the remaining four. All these systems are interconnected in a complex multilayered structure. Many of the systems will be new to you. Some, like meridians (which are used with acupuncture) are more widely known. Each, however, has its own healing properties, which when combined with the other systems, create an intricate web of subtle movement that is dynamic and powerful. Last week, Meridians, Radiant Circuits, the Aura, Chakras and Triple Warmer were addressed. Celtic Weave Think of this system as a web that crisscrosses throughout and around your body, from your DNA (a double helix figure 8) to the auric field. It is the container of your bodys energies enabling a complex method of communicating between all systems. Weaving figure 8s is one of the most powerful techniques to stabilize any energetic shifts you have made. If in pain, figure 8 the area and bingo, healing starts. The Five Rhythms Based on Chinese medicine, these pulses correspond with the rhythmic movement of life influencing all of life and its cycles. There are five rhythms, each closely associated with the vibration of two or more meridians. Also referenced as elements, they are known as Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. If one or more rhythms are disconnected, there will be dis-ease. By assessing a persons rhythms with energy testing, physical health, emotional and behavioral challenges may be shifted. For example, if you have heart palpitations, there may be a disconnect between Fire (which contains the heart meridian) and Water rhythm. By repairing the connection, the palpitations diminish. The Electrics Directly affected by the nervous system and heart. This system runs through all the others since electrical impulses exist from a molecular/cellular structure from deep in our bodies out into our auric field. Access to this system is made by holding designated points on the body to shift the subtle electrical flows. A deep electrics session may be done after surgery or trauma to reset the system. The Basic Grid The foundation of all the energy systems which supports the bones and provides the framework to support all the bodys energy systems, holding them together. It is our chassis, and reminds me of a mesh screen. If there is a tear in the screen, the entire screen is weakened and will continue to unravel, allowing insects to enter. If there is a tear in the Basic Grid, a person cant completely heal, either physically or emotionally. Now that you are familiar with the concepts of the nine systems, we will explore how they impact us and how we may shift our patterns to enhance and optimize our vitality and health. Have fun with your energy! Next weeks topic is Clear Etheric Sludge Connect Heaven & Earth! If you have a questions for Karen, email her at ksemmelmanenergy@ gmail.com. Learn more at www.semmelmanenergy.com. EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. From page 20BMom And Mecustomer service with the younger gener ations. I am sure that before phone mail and voicemail routing technology, poor customer service existed. Poor customer service in the past was probably one of the reasons new technology was created. I agree with you, listening to long lists of phone selections because our options have changed is annoying. I believe improper use of voicemail is the current centurys example of poor customer ser vice. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com.

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23B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 ISLAND PHARMACY(Voted Best Pharmacy on The Island 6 years)CARING FOR YOU AND ABOUT YOU2330 Palm Ridge Rd. #12, Sanibel From page 20BMergerThe aim is improved care for patients with a seamless system of behavioral health care and better access to care from multiple locations in Lee County, Lewis said. The boards of both companies see this as a key step to improve current ser vices, and move toward a model of integrated care with other health providers in our community. There will be no disruption of services, Winters said. Patients who are accustomed to visiting the SWFAS Evans Avenue location will continue to receive services at that site. Patients of Lee Mental Health will continue to receive services at the Ortiz Avenue location, Winters said. While there may be some cost savings in the consolidation, Lewis and Winters said that is not the major reason for the merger and any potential savings will be invested in increased care. No layoffs or closing of offices are anticipated. Together, Lee Mental Health Center and SWFAS operate with annual budgets of just under $30 million and 450 employees serving 17,000 patients per year from seven locations in Lee County and one in Hendry County. The majority of programs offered by both companies are accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The merger brings the history of the two organizations full circle. Lee Mental Health was chartered in 1969. SWFAS traces its roots to 1972 when it was part of Lee Mental Health Center. The alcohol treatment program nearly closed in 1979 when Lee Mental Health felt that the state was underfunding this portion of the program. A volunteer citizens group char tered themselves as a separate 501(c)3 and Southwest Florida Alcoholism Services, Inc. (SWFAS) began active management in 1980. The name was changed to Southwest Florida Addiction Services in 1985 to encompass the dual addictions of drugs and alcohol. From page 20BHeartwormhas been mistaken for a malignant cancer leading to removal of the eye. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are approximately seven hundred cases of ocular larva migrans per year in the U.S. There is an even more notorious form of roundworm found in raccoons that can be fatal to children. Hookworm and roundworm infections are most commonly seen in children. The best prevention against these organisms are good hygiene and proper footwear. Heartworm preventative in dogs is important for your familys health and for public health. Testing for heartworms is inexpensive and can be done in just a few minutes at your veterinarians office. Monthly preventative can be administered to pets after a negative heartworm test. While human infections of hookworms and roundworms are not rampant in the U.S., they do occur and the effects can be devastating. Keeping your pet on heartworm preventative will significantly reduce the likelihood of your family having a close encounter with these disgusting parasites and illnesses associated with them. Dr. Mark Mathusa, DVM is a licensed veterinarian on Sanibel. If you have a question for Dr. Mark, email him at sanibelvet@yahoo.com. From page 2BDemocratic Clubalthough men are members as well. The DWC strives to stimulate interest in civic affairs, encourage good citizenship and educate the public on questions of public interest. The DWC encourages the active participation of Democratic voters, seeks to increase Democratic voter registration and supports qualified Democratic candidates for public office. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts, 1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate recognizes their top producers for the month of June. Top Listing Producers Team: McMurray & Nette Top Listing Producer Individual/ Partners: John and Denice Beggs Top Sales Producers Team: McMurray & Nette Top Sales Producer Individual or Partners: John and Denice Beggs. McMurray & Nette Team Denice and John Beggs ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS From page 8BDoc Fordsmanagement team, under the ownership of Sanibel residents Marty Harrity and Mark Marinello. Managers continue to hire staff and will hold job fairs at their Fort Myers Beach location on July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. and July 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. Interested persons can also apply in per son at either of the two existing locations. We are thrilled about our upcoming opening on Captiva, said Harrity. Our new venture with South Seas Island Resort has our entire team at Doc Fords very excited. For more information, visit www.docfords.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 24B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 UPHOLSTERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086Island COMPUTER SERVICES PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com INTERIOR DESIGN Sanibel Design CenterPam Ruth AIR CONDITIONING & REMODELING We are your One-Stop ContractorCall today for a free estimate!(239) 344-6883 Licensed & Insured: CBC1254276 and CAC1814724 AIR CONDITIONING REMODELING Summer Sweet Pepper Fajitas 3 bell peppers (assorted colors), sliced thin 1/2 sweet onion, sliced thin 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced thin 1 fresh tomato, diced into small pieces 1 yellow squash, sliced thin 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup fajita sauce (your favorite) 4 to 8 wheat flour tortillas Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste In a medium-sized saut pan, cook all vegetables in olive oil over medium-high heat, until almost tender. Add fajita sauce and stir until mixed well. Wrap tortillas in aluminum and warm in a 250 degree oven. Serve family-style with your favorite toppings. Topping ideas: cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa. Summer Sweet Pepper Fajitas

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 27B SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27B25B ISLAND SUN JULY 12 2013 LAWN MAINTENANCE NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 BUILDING CONTRACTOR PRESSURE WASHING Owner Matthew Ryan1-239-645-9834www.oneppw.comLicense & Insured Owner Owner Ask About Our$9900Specials!! Professional Pressure WashingFREE ESTIMATEQuality Service Guaranteed CONTRACTOR G I P M SR C D P D P CG D GrSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show room FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS

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Read us online at IslandSunNews.com PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 26B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 CUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooDeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. COSMETICS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available Call for Summer Specials! CONSTRUCTION 239-472-6711 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS GLASS 2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975 Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass Specialists in impact condo complex replacement POOL SERVICE & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386 CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING TREE & LAWN CARE Complete Landscaping Services 239-896-6789Top 10 Real Estate Sales Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Subdivision Sanibel20062,811$1,995,000 $1,725,00052 Water Shadows Sanibel19863,787$1,498,000 $1,300,000200 No Subdivision Sanibel19973,485$1,100,000 $937,500 344 Beachview Country Club Estates Sanibel20042,224$989,000 $797,500 98 Renaissance Fort Myers 20052,831$575,000 $530,000 102 Caloosa Yacht & RacquetFort Myers 19932,603$499,500 $435,000 71 Laurel Meadow Bonita Springs 20002,150$449,000 $425,000 100 No Subdivision Cape Coral 20012,336$447,000 $380,000 1009 Willow Bend Fort Myers 20052,124$369,000 $360,000 23Bonita Springs Golf & Country ClubBonita Springs 20052,313$359,000 $355,000 79Courtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUPER CROSSWORD 27B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 SCRAMBLERS CONTRACTORS 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 TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE 482-7350 We Service All your Landscape Needs FULL Landscaping SERVICES Over 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myers COMPUTERS FISHING CHARTER CAPT. MAT T MI TCHELL USCG Licensed & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.com SLIDING GLASS DOORS Replacing Sliding Glass Door Rollers, Locks, Tracks and More 2393397355www.SliderMedic.comLicensed & InsuredServing Lee & Collier Counties Replacing Sliding Glass Door Rollers, AUTO DETAILING

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28B ISLAND SS UN JULY 12, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE ANNUAL RENTALFOR RR ENTCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. For information call 239-472-1189.RS 3/15 CC 8/30 ANNUAL RENTAL $1,795/MONTHQuiet, private setting, 3B/2B, stilt home. Living area, master bedroom & lg porch have lake view. Covered parking, enclosed storage. Avail. Aug. 1. 239-223-3536.NS 7/12 CC 7/12 SERVICES O ffFF ERED CC OMPANION SS ERVICE 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 1/4 BM TFN SS CARNATO LL AWN SS ERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN HH ELLES CC LEANING SS ERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN PAINTINGPAINTING GOATGOAT Professional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 4/19 CC TFN SERVICES O ffFF ERED ROGERROGER NODRUNODRU FF ELECTRICELECTRIC Lic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. RS 6/7 CC TFN REMODELINGREMODELINGSS tan Boring GG ene ral CC ont ractor239-470-9991Over 40 Years Construction Experience. Remodeling, Cabinetry, Flooring, Carpentry. stanboring@gmail.comNS 6/7 CC TFN B EACHSIDEEACHSIDE ANIMALANIMALCLINIC CLINIC SANISANI B ELEL Itchy Pets? We Can Help.239-579-0804NS 6/21 CC TFN HH OME/ CONDOCONDO WW ATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN SANISANI B ELEL HOMEHOME WATCHWA TCH Retired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN MOMO B ILEILE HOMEHOMEPERIWIN PERIWIN K LELE PARPAR K$115,000. 60 x 12 wl metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Master BR has queen size bed & blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/ shower & dbl sink vanity w/extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + blt-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. room & bathrooms. Carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware,2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. RS 6/21 CC 7/12 ISABELLA RASiIHAPPY TO HELP Y YOUWithITH A ALL OOF Y YOUrRREAL EEStT At TE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 PP eriwinkle WW ay #105 SS anibel, F LL 33957 ISABELLA RASiI (239) 246-4716E ISABELLARASi I@AOL.COM TO PLA cC E AA CLA ssSS I fF IED LL OG OntONT O: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED WW EST GG UL fF DD RIVE SS TILT HH OME3 BR/2 BA; 1600 Sq Ft; 110 x 180 Lot FSBO: $679,900, OBO 239-472-0692 www.4sanibel.comNS 6/21 CC TFN II sland VV acationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN VACATION RENTAL LIGHTHOUSELIGHTHOUSE REALTREALT YPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CCCC TF NN RR ENTAL WW ANTED AA NNUAL RR ENTAL WW ANTEDSWF, freelance writer seeking annual rental on Sanibel or Captiva (6 months or longer)quiet, clean, excellent credit and references. Call Diane at (804) 690-4757.NS 6/21 CC 7/12 AA NNUAL RR ENTAL WW ANTEDSingle 52 year old male gainfully employed non-smoking, no pets, no children, good credit. Looking for moderately priced 1B/1B or bigger rental. Sept. or later to occupy. Call Todd at 262-455-5860.NS 6/28 CC TFN COMMERICAL RENTAL OO FF ICEICE / COMMERCIALCOMMERCIAL SPACESPACE F OROR RENTRENT PALM COURT CENTER 2424 PALM RIDGE ROAD SANIBEL, Florida HIGHLY VISIBLE GROUND FLOOR SPACE 520 SQUARE FEET MOVE IN CONDITION IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY $750 / MONTH Landlord pays all common maintenance. Call 239-472-6543 or 973-726-3213NS 4/5 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL RERE / MAMA X OO F THETHE ISLANDSISLANDS Putting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN Q UIETUIET SANISANI B ELEL HOMEHOME WW / PRIVATEPRIVA TE B EACHEACH PATHPA TH 3200 sq ft home in Gulf Pines, one of Sanibels most beautiful & sought after communities. One house from beach w/private beach path. Short walk to Gulf Pines 2 swimming pools & tennis courts; large landscaped lot provides privacy. 3-4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, large open living area, screened porch & several decks. W/D, 2nd fridge, Elevator, 2-car garage. $4,000/mo. + util. Annual rental only. Unfurnished. Landscaping & association fees paid by owner. Avail Oct 2013. Call 917-680-4440.NS 5/31 CC TFN DIRECTLDIRECTL Y ACROSSACROSS F ROMROM B EACHEACH custom wood staircase, All High End appliances, separate bar, full custom large 3 car garage. A rare offering @ $3,500/mo. B AA Y F RONTRONT RESIDENCERESIDENCE This spectacular Bay Front home offers Panoramic Views of the Bay 4 bedrooms + maids quarters, large garage, pool on Bay and UF. $4,200/mo. CANALCANAL & DOCDOC K Five Minutes to T oll-Booth!! This UF ground level updated home offers 3 BR/2 BA + family room, double garage, screened in pool, 65 boat dock, + boat lift for boat. $2,800/mo. 472-6747 GG ulf Beach PP roperties, II nc. Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Ownersanibelannualrentals.comServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 7/5 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALS SS ANI bB EL fF ORT M yY ERS

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29B ISLAND SS UN JULY 12, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 HELP WANTEDVO LL U NTEENTEE RS NEEDEDNEEDED Volunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN SE rvRV E rsRS AssASS I sS TANT SE rvRV E rsRS LL INE C ooOO KIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN HH ELP WW ANTEDDo you enjoy making people happy? and professional? If youre at home in a retail environment and youre ready to become a long-term important part of a respected, quality focused team. or email DCimeo@lilyjewelers.comNS 7/5 CC 7/12 HousHOUS EKEEPE rR PP A rR TTT IMEThe Robert Rauschenberg Foundations Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva seeks to engage a committed person in the role of Housekeeper. The successful and organized. Strong time management skills, a plus. S/he needs to be able to work independently, as well as perform as part of a team. An enthusiasm for the property and a willingness to learn and grow in the position are necessary. Position begins early September 2013. schedule, average 25 hours/week. $15/ and three references should be sent to Employment@rauschenbergfoundation. org. No phone calls, please.NS 7/12 CC 7/26 PET sS FR EEEE KITTENKITTENT T O GOO DD HH O MEME Free kitten to good, safe home. NS 5/31 NC TFN AA NTIQ uU E B uU TCHE rR BL oO CK Has holder for knives. $250 or best offer. NS 6/14 CC TFN forFOR sS ALE WANTED T oO buBU Y CACA S HH PAIDPAID FOR MILITAMILITA R YY ITEMITEM SCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. RS 6/7 CC 8/30 CACA R forFOR sS ALE2007 B uU ICK LL A CrossCROSS E CLCL X16,500 miles, beige color, 4 door, all power, seldom driven off island, $14,000. Call Ken at 472-2012.RS 7/12 NC TFN boBO AT sS CAN oO E sS KAYAK sSDoDO CKA gG EHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. RS 1/4 NC TFN 22-F ooOO T GLACIE rR BAY CC AT AMA rR ANIn good condition. Needs some detailing and a high pressure fuel pump. $12,500 or best offer. The boat was donated to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) for quick sale. Contact James Robinson at CROW at crowclinig.org. Or contact Peg Albert crowclinic.org. RS 6/28 CC TFN L osOS T AND fouFOU NDL osOS TLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon RS 1/4 NC TFN F ouOU NDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, NS 3/8 NC TFN TT OO LL BOX WAWA S HEHE S U PP O NN S ANIANI B ELEL washed up on shore Saturday morning, at Sundial Resort on Sanibel Island. To claim call Sundial Resort Security NS 6/14 CC TFN VO LL U NTEENTEE RS NEEDEDNEEDED At The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTED www.crowclinic.org HELPHELP US PLEAPLEA S EE !!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN VO LL U NTEENTEE R O PPPP OR TT U NITYNITY The Sunshine Ambassador Program offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 CC TFN

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rfnCALLING 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 BIGARTS (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.) ..... 565-7872 or 433-7798 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 T ea Society of Sanibel and Captiva .......... 472-8334 Kiwanis Club ........................................... 677-7299 League of Women Voters .................... sanibelLWV@gmail.com Lions Club (T om 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 ATT RAC TIONSBailey-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) ............. 472-232930B ISLAND SUN JULY 12, 2013 Pets Of The Week Hello, my name is Chopper. I am a 5-month-old spayed female chocolate Stafforshire/hound mix. My owners packed up the car one day and just drove away. I ran after the car, but they never stopped or looked back. I dont understand because I am bright and lively and I do love people, especially when they play with me. I would make a great companion for someone who has time and energy to love me and train me. My adoption fee is $45 (regularly $95) during Animal Services Freedom Friends Adoption Promotion. Hello, our names are Tammi and Pebbles. We are both 1-yearold female domestic short hairs: Tammi is an orange tabby, while Pebbles is white with black markings on her head and tail. Pebbles came to the shelter pregnant and I arrived with a shattered rear leg, which had to be amputated. We were sent to the same foster home and it was the best thing that ever happened. Pebbles took one look at me and decided she would be my best friend. Both of us have quiet per sonalities and love to be groomed. Were talkative, come when called and even eat out of the same bowl. We recovered together and would like to stay together forever. Please come meet us to see if we could be the perfect pets for you. Our adoption fee is $10 for both of us (regularly $50) during Animal Services Freedom Friends Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs 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. Tammi and Pebbles ID# 530167 (Tammi) 567231 (Pebbles) Chopper ID# 567295 photos by squaredogphoto.com

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