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AUGUST SUNRIS E/SUNSET: SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 rfn PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAI D FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Emergency Response Volunteers NeededThe Sanibel CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for volunteers to participate in upcoming training. The training will consist of eight aspects of response to emergencies such as hurricanes, tor nados and others. The Sanibel CERT members are members of the community that are willing to help others in a time of need, when police officers and firefighters are busy with other aspects of a disaster. CERT members learn first-aid, preparedness and overall safety. The course will take place over eight weeks, meeting once a week for approximately two hours a week. The course takes place at Sanibel Fire Station #1 on Palm Ridge Road on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. The course starts on September 10 and runs through November 5. Contact Assistant Chief Matt Scott at 472-5525 or email@example.com if you would like to participate in this training opportunity. June T ourism Numbers Are UpThe June tourism numbers are in and they look good. Smith Travel Research, consultants to the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, recorded a 54.4 percent occupancy rate in June, reflecting a 4.3 percent increase for The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Thats up from 52.1 percent in June 2012. Revenue per average room (RevPar) June figures increased by 7.2 percent over June 2012. Year-to-date, occupancy is up 6.7 percent and RevPar is up 10.1 per cent over the same period in 2012. Similar increases were reported at Southwest Florida International Airport. During the month of June, 473,208 passengers traveled through the Fort Mtyers airport. Figures represent an increase of 4.2 percent compared to June 2012 and a year-to-date increase in passenger traffic of 6.5 percent over the same period last year.U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Sanibels Bowmans Beach #10 on its list of 12 Best Beaches of the World in 2013. Ding U nveils Wildlife Education Boardwalkby Jeff LysiakNearly 15 years in the making, the new Wildlife Education Boardwalk which connects The Sanibel School property with the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge was unveiled on Monday afternoon, with several classes of school children, project donors, local officials and honored guests attending the ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremonies. Paul Tritaik, manager of the refuge, explained that the idea behind the boardwalk began in 1999 under the leadership of thenrefuge manager Lou Hinds. However, the project got sidetracked for several years. What was originally envisioned as a bridge is now a beautiful boardwalk, said Tritaik, who noted that discussions with the Ding Darling Wildlife Society in 2010 reignited the idea to build the boardwalk, twostory covered pavilion and observation tower. We are very excited to see this finally come to fruition. From the back of the school, the boardwalk is only steps away, but is cleverly hidden by a natural forest of mangroves. In fact, one of the gates that separates the school from the pavilion features a mangrove motif. The boardwalk will be open to the public on Thursdays, beginning August 22 and is expected to be open every day beginning October 1. It may be accessed through the refuge via the Indigo Trail. Its a three-quarters-of-a-mile, round-trip hike between the Education Center and the Wildlife Education Boardwalks pavilion, where walkers, bikers and hikers will have a restful stop amongst the mangroves. There, they may spot an alligator swimming by or see a wide variety of wading birds the refuge is famous for. This is great, said Marilyn Kloosterman, one of the most fervent supporters of the project, upon seeing the pavilion for the first time. I love what theyve done here for the school and the children.continued on page 11 Cutting the ribbon at the new Wildlife Education Boardwalk at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge are, from left, Amy Nowacki, Marilyn Kloosterman, Barbara Von Harten, Paul Tritaik, Doug Congress and Carol Strange photos by Jeff Lysiak Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik talked about the history of the boardwalk project, which began in 1999
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 20132 www.SynergySportswear.com Open Monday Saturday www.threecraftyladies.com Find us on WE WILL PAY YOUR TOLL!!!Spend $55 and bring us your toll receipt for a full refund! rf r f ntrbrnrfntbrt tnrn rb nt nnnn brbnnn nnb bbntfrrnrfntb nn fnn rrbfntbnr tnr fnrb n rrbbrrtnrbnnrnnftrnn Theres still time to donate a Dress for PACE!Island drop off locations:Royal Shell Vacations 1547 Periwinkle Way Matzaluna Restaurant 1200 Periwinkle Way Ms. Mary and Ms. Cindy are ready for lots of excitement with 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds at Childrens Education Center of the Islands
3 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 Everyones favorite Pre-K teacher, Ms. Lu, is surrounded by her newest Pre-K class. This is her 24th year teaching at CECI and she is still going strong. Students working together to build the most awesome marble run ever seen Back To PreschoolAfter another successful summer program, the Childrens Education Center of the Islands welcomed students back to school on August 8. Smiling faces and welcoming hugs greeted the children as they began the school year. CECI offers Pre-K instruction as well as classes for 3-year olds and 2-year-olds up to five full days a week. The school is an official Florida State Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Provider which earned a score of 100 percent on their VPK Readiness Rate by the Florida Deptartment of Education. They provide a curriculum that enhances and stimulates growth socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. CECI A fternoon Program Open EnrollmentThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands announced open enrollment in its afternoon program to all preschool aged children. CECI is the only island preschool that offers an afternoon program from the hours of 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. During the afternoon, CECI also offers extracurricular programs such as music and movement, sign language, science and nature, arts and crafts, and cooking. Space is limited. Contact Jana Yates at 472-4538.
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 20134 Bag Day Is August 16 At Noahs ArkFriday, August 16, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., is Bag Day at Noahs Ark Thrift Shop. Customers may buy marked bags in the parking lot for $4 each and then fill them with items they choose from the store. Anything that doesnt fit in a bag will be 80 percent off. Bag Day marks the end of summer season for the Ark, which is then closed for cleaning and repairs. Deep price reductions are also available in the days leading up to Bag Day. Noahs Ark will reopen for the winter season on Tuesday, October 1 and will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays during the month of October. In November, the schedule will return to the usual times of Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the first Saturday of each month. Noahs Ark will be closed for donations from August 16 to September 1. After September 1, all donations will be appreciated. Thank you to all our donors for helping to make our charitable mission possible. Noahs Ark is located behind St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church at 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For more information, call 472-3356. 1975-2019 periwinkle way ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone CROW Receives Gift From Royal ShellDon DeLuca, vice president and general counsel for the Royal Shell Companies, recently presented a check to CROWs (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) hospital director, Dr. Heather Barron. The donation represents a matching gift for funds raised at the 2013 CROW Classic and will be used to support direct patient care at CROWs wildlife hospital. Contest Winner Reveals Unique Connection To CaptivaTween Waters Inn Island Resort announced that the winner of the Vacation of a Lifetime contest was Deborah Tilson of St. Paul Park, Minnesota. In a Hollywood-like twist, this mother who lost her 19-year-old daughter, Kristine, to domestic violence, now gets to return to the very beach where she spread her daughters ashes once a year for the next 25 years as part of a promotion that generated more than 12,000 entrants. In January, Tween Waters Inn of Captiva Island revealed the Vacation of a Lifetime contest, an opportunity to win a lifetime of free vacation, including one three-night vacation for two at Tween Waters Inn for 25 consecutive years. The resort randomly selected a winner among 12,000 entries. Although Tilson was randomly selected, she has a touching connection to Tween Waters Inn. Tilsons daughter, 19-year-old Kristine Larson, was tragically murdered by her boyfriend Zachery Matthews. Her strangled body was found in a burning car after Larson had attempted to collect her two-year-old son, Darion, from Matthews. In 2008, Matthews was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Kristine Larson. While cleaning her patio three months later, Tilson discovered Kristines notebook stashed under a chair cushion. Before her death, Kristine had begun scribbling notes and creating a budget that would allow her to treat her mother to a vacation the destination, Tween Waters Inn Island Resort. Tilson was unaware of the plans, had never heard of the resort and, to this day, doesnt know how Kristine came to fall in love with this particular location. To honor her daughter, in 2010 Tilson and her family finally made the journey Kristine had always wanted to Tween Waters Inn where they released Kristines ashes on the beach. When asked about the coincidence in the story, Tilson stated, Without my daughters planning to visit Tween Waters Inn, I would never have experienced such awesome beauty. Now having won a lifetime of vacation at Tween Waters Inn, Tilson is able to return each year and visit Kristines final resting spot. Don DeLuca, vice president and general counsel for the Royal Shell Companies (third from right) presented a check to CROWs hospital director, Dr. Heather Barron. Pictured with DeLuca and Dr. Barron are CROW board secretary, Jeff Burns (second from right), hospital staff and student interns.Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5 ISLAND SS UN AUAU G USUS T 16, 2013 Photo Contest DD eadline AA pproachingThe 26th annual Ding Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest deadline is September 15. The contest, sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), is held in conjunction with Ding Darling Days, October 20 to 26. Complete contest rules are listed below. For an entry form and other contest information, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/photo-contests. Or contact DDWS at email@example.com or 239-472-1100 ext. 233. DDWS will announce winners and award prizes at Conservation Art Day on Saturday, October 26, during Ding Darling Days. Entries may be delivered in person to JN Ding Darling NWR or by mail to Ding Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS), One Wildlife Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957 (Attention: Gary Ogden). that provides you with a membership to the society and is used to defray the cost of the contest. One fee covers two entries per person. raphers are eligible to enter (may not possess a professional photographer tax identification number for the sale of photographs). two years of entry date. This will facilitate display in the visitor center. Do not place hangers on the Liz Noffsinger of Milford, Ohio won second place last year with her photo of an adult and juvenile osprey on their nest 472-5223 1571 Periwinkle Way www.sanibelbookshop A Great Place To Be Stranded Welcome back to School! Stop by the your AR headquarters! 2242 Periwinkle Way, Unit 1 Sanibel Island, FL 33957(239) 472-6868Local fly fishing expert Drew Chicone will be autographing copies of his new book, Featherbrain, Sunday August 18, from noon to 3 p.m. This top-notch fly tying work looks at the craft from a new, more scientific, angle and provides detailed instruction for beginners and experts alike. Chicone teaches how to tie his favorite saltwater flies and how to invent new patterns of your own. FREE CASTING CLINIC 1-3PM SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 tT H WE PP ROVIDE EQUI PMPM ENT IF YOU NEED IT.Come try out our best-in-the-world Sage Rods and outfits, as well as mid-range Redington and TFO models starting at $119. Sage One 8-wt., 9-ft., 4-pc. rod $780 Sage Approach Complete outfit: 8-wt., 9-ft., 4-pc. rod, Sage 1880 reel, Rio 8-wt., weight forward fly line $495 All Sage Rods come with unconditional lifetime guarantee.Redington Crosswater 8-wt., 9-ft., 4-pc. outfit with hard carrying case $139.95Redington Voyant 8-wt., 9-ft., 4-pc. outfit (lifetime warranty) $285 TFO BVK 8-wt., 9-ft., 4-pc. rod $249.95 Shakespeare spinning rod outfit $29.95Shimano Stradic 4000 spinning reel outfit with Shimano graphite Stimula rod $239Ad typos not valid. Specials available while stocks last. No double discounts.Come in and share your fish stories.
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FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead 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 AUGUST 16, 20136 by A nne MitchellInching along on ways to streamline the permitting process for businesses, the Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended adding some more uses to the list of those permitted without requiring a lengthy and costly application process. But they also kept many uses in the conditional category, which does require more scrutiny. For example, bike rental businesses would be permitted, as would non-motorized boat and canoe rentals and caterers. But car washes, restaurants, carry-outs and coinoperated laundries would remain subject to public hearing. Sanibels codes can be aggravating and perplexing and the city council wants to make improvements as a means to stimulate the islands commercial districts and encourage owners to upgrade and renovate. Under existing codes, any business use that is not specifically listed in Sanibels codes is prohibited from opening on the island at least without a variance or amendment. Last month, the seven commissioners were asked to fill out a matrix indicating whether changes should be made to more than 100 permitted uses and 30 conditional uses and on Tuesday, they went through the list and took straw votes. Even planning commissioners have trouble at times understanding the codes and the reasoning behind them. Commissioner Chuck Ketteman wondered, for example, why there is no car wash on the island, saying one would create less impact than would people washing cars in their driveways and allowing the dirty water to run onto the land, or driving 26 miles round trip to an off-island facility. To me, its an anomaly, he said. But codes are not the issue regarding car washes, said Planning Director Jim Jordan. A lot boils down to the economics of the market. There was a car wash here at one time. In addition to recommendations made by the commissioners, Jordan and his staff put forward three uses to add to the permitted list. They are professional studio for fine arts, dance, photography, sculpture, music, drama and such; home inspection and home watch services; and office sharing involving no more than two separate uses. Restaurants should still to go through the public hearing process, Jordan recommended, because they create issues such as noise, odor and traffic and the public should have a chance to have input. Commissioner John Talmage said according to his research, the best practice is to consider the impact, not the use. He cited issues such as the Sanibel Sea School hitting obstacles in its plan to use underwater microscopes and how Three Crafty Ladies would need a permit to offer sewing classes in the store. These are unintended consequences of what you are trying to prevent, Talmage said. He also said by having permitted and conditional uses, the city was in effect choosing winners and losers in the marketplace. Jeremy Kane, representing the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, said the city should look at consequences rather than uses. There is already a land development code that prohibits any use of lands to be conducted in a manner so as to produce noise, odor or any other irritant, he said. Whatever the commission recommends will still have to go before the city council for a final decision. But there is still more work to be done. Vice Mayor Doug Congress was present throughout Tuesdays meeting and said it would make sense to sort items into similar categories for consistency at the next meeting. Talmage S ays Permitted U ses Process Creates Winners, L osers Commission U ses Consent A genda For First TimeFor the first time, the Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday used its newlyapproved consent agenda process. The city council has long used the format for passing routine and non-controversial matters and those that dont require amendments. The aim is to streamline the agenda. Now, the planning commission is following suit. All other agenda items are handled individually. However, if a commissioner or a member of the public has a question or comment on a consent agenda item, it can be pulled for discussion. On Tuesday, there were three items on the consent agenda for approval: the minutes from the last meeting; a resolution already voted on to allow for Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory to expand into adjoining space and add seating; and a resolution, also previously approved, for preliminary plat approval allowing the tennis courts at Beachview Country Club Estates to be operated separately from the golf course.
7 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013Erosion Prevention Measure A pprovedby A nne MitchellWith erosion eating away at its bayfront lot, Cypress Holdings LP received permission from the Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday to construct a shoreline revetment at 1191 Bird Lane. The commission voted 6-0, with Chairman Mike Valiquette absent, to approve a conditional use permit and a development permit to allow the work to go ahead. City Planner Roy Gibson said the erosion control measure will consist of 163 feet of rip rap revetment materials and plants. It is to replace a failing retaining wall. We are recommending the application providing additional plantings are done, Gibson said It is consistent with the Sanibel Plan for a natural appearing shoreline. End Of S ummer CelebrationSanibel Community Association is hosting the Wilbur Smith Law Firm on Thursday, August 22 at The Community House from 5 to 7 p.m., in appreciation of their support of The Community House. This complimentary party will feature Robbie Hutto on guitar, appetizers and complimentary cocktails. Please join Teresa, Sawyer Smith, Wilbur Smith and Joe Viacava as they welcome your neighbors, friends and island wage earners to celebrate the end of summer and the fiscal well-being of The Community House. RSVP by email to email@example.com. For more information on this event or to become an SCA sponsor, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Republican Womens L unchThe Lee Republican Women Federated will meeting Monday, September 9. The meeting begins with a social hour at 11:15 a.m. followed by lunch and the program. The speaker will be Florida State Representative for District 79, Matthew Caldwell. It will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive, Fort Myers. Cost is $16. For reservations, call 432-9389 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: Michele Duryea, Publicity Chair LRWF email@example.com or call 239-280-7653. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 20138 From page 5Photo Contestpermitted. Submit a digital copy on a CD/DVD/Flash Drive. Each photo must be at least 2MB. The two photo entries can be copied onto the same CD/DVD/ Flash Drive. photos but is eligible to win only one award. One $25 fee covers two entries per person. previous Ding Darling Wildlife Society photo contests may not be resubmitted. put your name or anything that will identify you on your photograph. 1) Technical excellence (sharpness, lighting, composition, exposure) 2) Originality/creativity 3) Interest 4) Ability to be reproduced for publication image modifications are permitted. Minor manipulation should be used only to produce a more natural looking photograph. Cropping is allowed but adding any elements not existing in the original discretion, will disqualify any photos that appear to be manipulated beyond these guidelines. of DDWS and will not be returned. There is no need to include a return envelope or in any way with appropriate credit. ners and honorable mentions will be formally announced during the Ding Darling Days week-long celebration held in October. Cash prizes will be awarded. not be held responsible for loss or damage of photos. staff person, a professional photographer, and a member of the Sanibel community. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or email@example.com. Workshop For Moms And ToddlersFISH of Sanibel, Inc. is hosting a free workshop for moms and toddlers on Monday, August 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. The Island Moms Group will meet at the FISH Walk-In Center, with children newborn through 5 years are welcome, either alone or with their children. It is a time for fun, refreshments, learning and sharing with other moms and their children. Work together to research and organize new topics of discussion, introduce interesting speakers and maintain regular get-together times. This group is sponsored by FISH, Healthy Start of Lee County, and the United Way of Lee County. To sign up or for more information, Love That Dress! Tickets On SaleLove That Dress! 5 is on the count down to the ultimate shopping spree of the year! With less than two weeks to go, the dress donations and silent auction items have been pouring in. This year marks the five year anniversary, with exciting new additions trip, a womans Dream Closet donated by All About Closets filled full of surprises and more. Centurylink will present the inaugural Founders Ceremony Awards honoring the founding LTD! Committee of 2009. In addition, light hor doeuvres will be offered as well as drink specials. Make your bid on swanky silent auction items like weekend stays, exclusive Vintner wine lots, over 3,000 dresses Gap to Gucci with name brands and designers Miller, Theory, DKNY, Tahari, BeBe, all priced from $10 to $30 per item. Brand new designer, hand-beaded couture gowns donated from House of Wu that normally retail for thousands will be sold for $50 each. Schaffer of Irresistible Confections, will be there with their famous girls best friend chocolate champagne fountain, chocolate high heels and his delectable milk chocoMcDonald of New Beginnings Events will provide the music and top dancing hits. Tickets to Love That Dress! 5 are limited and tend to sell out fast. Fashionistas, and the men who adore their spectacularly dressed women, do not miss this event! This is a wonderful girls nite out opportunity to shop, network, and support a great organization. For tickets to Love That Dress! 5, visit www.LoveThatDress. org. There are several fun ways to support Love That Dress! Donations of new or gently worn dresses are accepted at drop off collection sites leading up to the main event. Drop-off locations throughout Lee County can be found on www.pacecenter.org/centers/lee/lee-ltd/donation-sites. All kinds of dresses are suitable, from sundresses to suits, formal gowns to bridal. For the latest details, pre-parties and events, follow Love That Dress! on Facebook. Donations of specialty goods, services and gift cards are also needed for the elry, hotel stays, beauty baskets and gift cards for cosmetic services, retailers and restaurants. Items favorable to women are preferred. Donations of this type may qualify for an in-kind sponsorship. To help, contact Kelsey Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, cash and in-kind sponsorships are available ranging from $10,000 to $500. Sponsors receive a variety of perks in recognition of their generosity by contacting Kendra Sutton at kendra.sutton@ fmbcmail.com. No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Great Selection of Cigars and Accessories THE One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Margaritaville Gold or Silver Tequila Gordons Gin or Vodka Margaritas Mark West Pinot Noir English Country DancingLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at the Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Lessons are offered on Tuesdays from is casual, and participants should wear are not necessary, and beginners are welcomed. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Contact Gillian Carney at 6039828 or email fortmyersdancers@hotecd/FtMyersECD.shtml. Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center is located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Call 432-2154 for more information.
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ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 201310 CHR Executive Director Touts Successes To Island Zontianssubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasCommunity Housing and Resources (CHR), Sanibels low-cost housing initiative, has made a remarkable turnaround from a once struggling operation to a thriving non-profit, according to Kelly Collini, executive director, thanks to the support of the City of Sanibel, its citizens and its service organizations, including the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. Collini spoke before a gathering of Zontians at a meeting held on August 7 at Cips Place on Sanibel. Zonta is among a number of island service organizations that support CHR with hands-on volunteer work as well as financial grants made through the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida. CHR is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing below-market housing for those living and/or working full-time on Sanibel, seniors and the disabled. Prospective tenants and buyers must qualify by meeting federal Housing and Urban Development guidelines, Collini said. She noted that the 30-year-old organization has faced numerous challenges and, as recently as last year, was running a $30,000 deficit. Today, however, through hard work, cost saving measures and creative fundraising, CHR has wiped out that deficit and has begun to build a reserve fund, she said. Since joining CHR as executive director 15 months ago, Collini helped establish a development committee. With a goal of $75,000 for 2013, the committee so far has raised $73,000 from community donations and fundraising events like the Mardi Gras held last February. Earlier this year, The Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, the non-profit arm of the island club, awarded CHR $1,700 to provide support for female residents wishing to advance their education and $2,300 to provide for closing costs on a home for a female applicant. The latter is going to a single mother with four daughters. So this is actually helping five women, Collini exclaimed. We cant thank Zonta enough. Zonta also provides volunteers to do service alongside CHR residents, such as painting, landscaping and small repairs. One of those volunteers is Zonta President-elect Robyn Moran, a CHR board member and chair of its Landlord Tenant Committee. With the help of the City of Sanibel and island residents, we have been able to house over 72 families, Moran said. Many are workers in various businesses. They could be servers in your favorite restaurant, your bank teller or a receptionist at your doctors office. Collini said the 43 women and 36 children living in CHR housing could not afford to live on Sanibel without CHR and the willingness of the community to support mixed-income housing. I wish you could be sitting across from the applicants when we tell them they are in, she said. There are tears and there is joy. The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. Zontian and CHR volunteer Lynn Ridlehoover, Zonta President-elect and CHR board member Robyn Moran, and CHR Executive Director Kelly Collini We Proudly Brew Tropial Outdoor Patio Seating 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! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com
11 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 From page 1Boardwalk UnveilingI just think this is fabulous, added Millie Ford, one of the founding members of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society. I think this would make a wonderful spot to hold weddings, too. Barbara Von Harten, principal of the school, noted that the boardwalk amenity would allow her students to see Sanibels eco-systems up close. Vice Mayor Doug Congress added that it was a phenomenal project for the city, the school and the refuge to work on together. Donations for the $170,000 project came from the Jim Sprankle Duck Decoy Exhibit sponsorships, the George and Miriam Martin Foundation, and memorials to the late Win Kloosterman. According to Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland, teacher training that will allow any school to use the Wildlife Education Boardwalk will begin at the end of September at the refuge. Phase 2 of the eco-friendly boardwalk, which is anticipated to be completed by November, includes interpretive Scat & Track as well as teacher-use panels for hands-on learning.Birgie Vertesch, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, thanked the project partners, donors and sponsors, including Amy Nowacki, architect and project manager; Travis Pritchett of Artistic Structures; Tim McLaughlin of On Site Services of Mid-Florida; Rob Watson of Grounds by Greenways; Mike Delate and Grady Minor, civil engineers; the Lee County School System, The Sanibel School and Von Harten, Sanibel Recreation Center, Ding Darling Wildlife Society and the entire refuge staff, including Tritaik, Westland, Joyce Palmer, Becky Wolff and Jeremy Conrad. The two-story covered pavilion and observation tower photos by Jeff Lysiak Ranger Toni Westland, right, leads refuge visitors across the new boardwalk One of the four interpretive panels found along the Wildlife Education Boardwalk Birgie Vertesch, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, thanked the donors and sponsors of the boardwalk The gate which connects the school and the pavilion is decorated with a mangrove motif
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 201312 MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort Myers WOOSTER TVSERVING SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA FOR OVER 35 YEARS 2422 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel FL firstname.lastname@example.org www.woostertv.com 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 ALL WAYS TRAVEL Holiday Sailings Luxury Small Ships Sea of Cortes or Hawaii 239-472-3171 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK 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 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. 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 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. 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. 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 Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email email@example.com. WOW! Program Registration OpenRegistration for the third annual Wednesdays of Wonder (WOW!) in September held at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is now open. This years theme is WOW! God Loves Us! Sharing Gods Love Through Art, Music, Science and Fun! WOW! will be held at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ every Wednesday in September (September 4, 11, 18 and 25) from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Last year, over 40 kids enjoyed activities that include knitting, making a video, arts and crafts, dancing, building and music. They are offering wide variety of activities, including cross-stitch, crafts and music, allowing each child opportunities to try out a range of activities. There will also be presentations by the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and others. Tuition for all four weeks is a total of $25 for one child and $50 for two or more from the same family. Tuition covers snacks, dinners and the activities for all four weeks. Registration forms are available at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christs office at 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel during office hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and online at www.sanibelucc.org. Parents of kindergarten to fifth graders are urged to sign up their children early, as they have limited space available. The registration deadline is August 31. If you would like to volunteer to help, can lead an activity or if you have any questions, contact Pastor Deb Kunkel at 472-0497. Tom Cooley shows a group how to use a drum kit at last years WOW at Sanibel Congregational United Church of ChristShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or firstname.lastname@example.org (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.comSanibel Beauty Salon Free hand sanitizer w/holder with your back to school haircut! Sanibels First Beauty/Barber est. 1951
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ISLAND SS UN AA UGUST 16, 201314 Prescribed Burn AA t Bailey TT ract Ends With Wind SS hiftby Jeff LL ysiakWhen word was sent out last Tuesday morning that the first prescribed burn of the 2013 season was scheduled to take place on the morning of August 8, all of the partner agencies associated with carrying out the carefully planned and managed blaze on JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge land went into action. But because weather can influence whether or not a prescribed burn will take place including factors such as temperature, wind, humidity and precipitation the scheduled start date for the burn may be pushed back a day or two, or even a week, depending upon forecast conditions. However, conditions were perfect for a burn at the Bailey Tract on Thursday. Gathering at a staging area on Island Inn Road at 10 a.m., 20 firefighters, refuge officials and emergency personnel were handed an eight-page incident action plan, along with a map of the Bailey Tract (divided into units, showing the sequence in which they would be burned). Under the command of Burn Boss Paul Ryan, fire operations and fuels technician at Ding Darling NWR, the prescribed fire procedure was explained, step-bystep, from staying alert for thunderstorm formations, being alert to hazards including poor footing, snakes and keeping hydrated and what to do in case of an accidental injury. Theres a boardwalk in there, with spartina on both sides of it, so we may want to douse it before we go in there, Ryan told his crew, later adding, The chance of rain today is 10 percent until around 2 p.m., then it goes up to around 40 percent. According to refuge officials, carefully planning and conducting managed burns can prevent the likelihood of catastrophic wildfires and help preserve the natural ecology of the area. This technique called a prescribed fire is aimed at reducing the amount of dried vegetation or overgrowth, known as fuel. Prescribed fires are planned and carefully conducted by well-trained and experienced wildland firefighters operating under strict conditions, known as prescriptions. Assisting the JN Ding Darling NWR with the August 8 prescribed burn were officials from Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, the City of Sanibel, Sanibel Police Department, Sanibel Fire & Rescue District, SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation, the Southern Florida/Caribbean Fire District of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service. Shortly before 2 p.m., the burn was suspended due to a shift in wind direction. We started to get a bit of a sea breeze, said Ryan. We talked to the National Weather Service, we got our spot weather forecast, and we follow our prescription parameters. We had to shut it down. However, Ryan was very pleased with the work that was completed. I think we got just over half of the acreage, he noted. We burned three of the seven units we planned on burning and we had just started the fourth unit. Im really pleased with the way everything burned. The following morning, Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger at Ding Darling NWR, surveyed a small portion of the Bailey Tract which had been burned.continued on page 15 Jordan McKnight from Big Cypress National Preserve ignites vegetation along one of the units at the Bailey Tract on August 8 during a prescribed burn photo by TT oni Westland The day after the prescribed burn, a wetland area filled with spartina and cabbage palms appears charred photos by Jeff LL ysiak Burn Boss Paul Ryan goes over the prescribed burn incident action plan Fire personnel gathered on Island Inn Road prior to the start of the prescribed burn A red-shouldered hawk perches in a newly-burned cabbage palm
From page 14Prescribed Burn At Bailey TractLast night, we got about two inches of rain on the island, which helps calm everything down, said Westland. Otherwise, we wouldve brought crews in here overnight to monitor the site. They would also come in the next morning to check it again, but with all that rain, they dont have to. The test unit, the first area of the Bailey Tract that was burned, includes a wetland filled with patches of spartina and several cabbage palms. During Westlands inspection of the unit, a red shouldered hawk flew overhead and landed on one of the scorched cabbage palms, apparently using the perch to look for prey. Thats just what we want to see here, added Westland, who took out her phone and began snapping pictures of the bird. This is good for wildlife. Later, Westland and Ryan spoke about the condition of the unit and meeting the objectives of the prescription, burning approximately 40 of the 60 acres at the Bailey Tract. No date was established for completion of the prescribed burn at the refuge site, nor any details for additional burns on Sanibel which was to have included a stretch of land along Sanibel-Captiva Road and at Legion Curve this season. Cass Palmer, District 6 Fire Management officer for the Southern Florida/Caribbean Fire District, reviews the Bailey Tract map with Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger at JN Ding Darling NWR Kevin Godsea and Toni Westland were stationed at the Public Information Booth at Baileys General Store last Thursday. Here, Westland speaks with Mary and Anna Hill from South Bend, Indiana about the prescribed burn. Paul Ryan receiving the afternoon weather report from the National Weather Service15 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 r frntnbr ntntnnr nnnnn rf rntb rr tnr ff nftbtntr ttr bb brr r 2013-08-15_SAN_Print.indd 1 8/9/13 4:51 PM
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 201316 Lets SHOP Till We Drop Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio! Call for departure time CAPTIVACRUISES H T H E I S L A N D S H THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Island Shell Museum To Undergo RenovationsSeptember is that time of year when things tend to slow down on the islands marking the end of summer months and reminding us of the impending season. So why not take advantage of this down time to catch up on a few projects? The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum plans to do just that by doing some much needed renovations. From September 21 through October 4, the Shell Museum will be closed to visitors. The work scheduled will include some major reconstruction to the front lobby and the museum store, including a new acoustical ceiling, and new windows and front doors that meet the current wind mitigation standards. There will also be some updates to the electrical fixtures including some new lighting, switches and outlets, and alarm system. For more information about the museum and hours visit www.shellmuseum.org, or call 395-2233. The front lobby and store will get a makeover The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Free Bunche Beach Birding TourBunche Beach is excellent for both migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of micro-invertebrates. Also waterfowl, raptors and warblers gather here. The next free Bunche Beach Birding Tour will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Participants should meet on the beach. Located in South Fort Myers, off Summerlin Road, drive south of John Morris Road until it deadends. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water, your curiosity and love of nature. For more information, call 707-3015. This event is free with the parking fee of $1 per hour (tour is approximately two hours long). Restrooms are in building at the first parking lot. Provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Piping plover photo by Meg Rousher
17 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 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 CROW Case Of The Week: Gopher Tortoisesby Patricia MolloyThe gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is an ancient species, originating more than 60 million years ago in western North America. CROW is treating five gopher tortoises at its wildlife hospital. The trait that makes these tortoises so extraordinary is their willingness to share the burrows that they construct which average six-and-a-half feet deep by 15 feet long with other creatures, such as indigo snakes, burrowing owls, frogs, rabbits and opossums. This gracious act of tolerance has earned them the name of keystone species. If a single gopher tortoise abandons its home due to injury or death, the burrow would fall into disrepair, causing the other wildlife inhabitants that rely on it for survival to disappear. A turtles shell is comprised of two parts: the carapace, which is the domeshaped upper shelling, and the plastron, the flat shelling on the bottom. Both gopher tortoises were admitted to CROW with carapacial fractures, likely caused by careless drivers. The wildlife veterinarian staff treated each patients shell injuries by gluing grommets to the defects and tying them in place with lacing. They are doing really well, said Dr. Heather about patients #1310 and #1363. The clinic has a policy of monitoring all patients with shell fractures for a minimum of three months. It can take up to six depending on how bad the injury was, how stable it was after repairing it, and how old it was when it arrived. All those things factor in for me, she added. With all patients, one of Dr. Heathers biggest concerns is pain management. When discussing the severely injured #1310, she said, I just want to make sure she is comfortable and doesnt have any pain. Hopefully, both patients will continue to fare well on their road to recovery and be released back in the wild. Once liberated, they will use their shovel-like front feet and elephantine hind feet to build new burrows. Once their homes are established, the gopher tortoises will soon welcome other roommates and their families to move in. As was once famously stated in a Kevin Costner film,If you build it, they will come. 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 gopher tortoise, patient #1363, makes its way slowly to a grassy field on CROWs campus for a bit of exercise and grazing. These ancient creatures can live to be 40 to 60 years old in the wild.
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 201318 August Offers So Many Angling Optionsby Capt. Matt MitchellAugust fishing offers anglers in Southwest Florida just so many options. This week I really enjoyed catching clients a wide variety of fish. Over the last two weeks the bay has really bounced back to life with tons of baitfish and feeding birds. Despite all the nasty looking brown water out there, the fish are feeding. For non-stop, rod bending action both Redlight Shoal and Captiva Rocks have been stacked up with giant schools of small bait fish along with an assortment of predators feeding on the schools of bait. Look for the feeding birds to catch trout, mackerel, jacks, ladyfish and bluefish. This smorgasbord of species will keep anglers busy while fishing around these bait schools. Grouper fishing in our deeper passes remains consistent with the best bite coming while bottom fishing with big live pinfish on the incoming tide. Finding the good bottom structure is key to this. When we do hook a grouper, I like to put a quick mark on the GPS and continue to work this same area. While fishing for grouper with Jennifer and John Oatley of Sanibel this week, Jennifer had two really nice keeper gags with the largest being a solid 29-incher. If youre looking for a fresh fish dinner, it does not get much better than a gag grouper. Shark fishing in Rocky Channel this week was the hottest big shark bite I have found so far this summer. During a two-hour period we had roughly a dozen hook-ups on what were some really big sharks. Even using heavy single strand wire we lost many more of these sea monsters than we caught. Average size of the sharks we did get to the boat was six feet plus. Many that we hooked made these six-footers look small, often making 300-yard-plus runs before parting ways. Soaking big chunks of fresh mullet on the low outgoing tide had these sharks all fired up. During low tide periods this is shark central and one place I would never swim! Early in the week, big mid-day high tides had the redfish bite going on. While fishing with Gary Pankonien of Austin, Texas this week, Gary caught a 16-pound, 35-inch redfish in the southern sound. After targeting snook for most of the morning, once the tide got up high enough we switched gears and moved on to redfish. This beast of a redfish ate a big pinfish tail hooked and flipped deep under the mangroves around the mouth of the river. Low water snook fishing in the passes was still happening and was a good option for anglers on the lower stages of the tide. Big pinfish drifted through the passes caught lots and lots of fish. Mangrove fishing for snook was also going on during the flood tide. Many of these mangrove fish are sat out from the trees in sand holes. A 37-incher was the big snook of the week. caught and released on my boat while mangrove fishing With so many options out there despite the blazing summer heat, this is a great time of year to be on the water fishing. To make the most of any given day, bring a variety of tackle and be prepared to switch it up as you never really know what the day will bring. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email email@example.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Jennifer Oatley of Sanibel with her 29-inch gag grouper Gary Pankonien of Austin, Texas with a 35-inch redfish caught this week while 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
19 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 Mary Laser-DeMik, sportfishing aboard the Tight N Right, caught her first 37-inch, twenty-plus-pound cobia out in the Gulf of Mexico in about 80 feet of water on July 28. According to Laser-DeMik, the fish fed nine people! On the same excursion, Captain Kevin Vertesch (aka Captain Ahab) caught a 44-inch, 30-pound cobia. Fish Caught Mary Laser-DeMik with her cobia catch Captain Kevin Vertesch and Mary Laser-Demik with their catches Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell L FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance RIV FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! 10% OFF Offer valid with Cash payments only ... No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Aug. 23, 2013 Lunch, Dinner Snacks in Between11am-10pm used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, www.nervousnellies.net
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 201320 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 hour-long 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 is on Friday, August 23 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 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 great horned owl photos courtesy of CROW Gopher tortoise Since 1976 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... BOAT RENTALS 472-5800 Baby raccoon Baby screech owl Birds Eye ViewLimpkin On Sanibelby Mark Bird WestallSome of you may know that I am doing habitat management work on the Sanibel River for the City of Sanibel Public Works Department and this year I am clearing the river from Tarpon Bay Road to Chateaux Sur Mer. North of the Bailey Tract and Island Inn Road, the city and SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) have restored some of the old natural oxbows of the river channel and I have to maintain these channels as well. You can walk around part of the oxbow area if you hike through the trail system of the Sanibel Gardens Preserve. A week ago Thursday, on August 8, I was working on a section of the oxbows that cannot be seen from the trail system and right now it is even a little difficult to paddle that area because the chara is so thick that trying to paddle over it is like trying to paddle over a sponge. This water plant that grows naturally in the freshwater wetlands of Sanibel can become quite prolific when conditions are right, especially during droughts. Usually, it is not a serious problem for canoes or kayaks, but until this summer, Sanibel had been experiencing drought conditions for about the last six years and, thus, the chara is really thick. I will be anxious to see if it declines a little with the returning normal rain patterns weve received this summer. But while I was scouting out an area that I planned to start working in this week, there, standing on a large mat of chara, was a limpkin, with several other species of wading birds, mostly immature little blues and a few snowy egrets. I have seen limpkins many times when traveling through the swamps of South Florida, but this bird was only the second one I have ever seen on Sanibel. Im not quite sure why he/she was here, but I thought that those of you who are still on the island this summer might want to keep your eyes open for the bird, especially if you ever hike the trails that go through the Sanibel Gardens Preserve or the Bailey Tract. The limpkin who supposedly gets its name from the appearance that it has a limp when it walks looks a lot like an overgrown immature white ibis, but thec ontinued on page 21
21 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 From page 20Limpkin On Sanibellimpkin does not have a whitish belly and its bill is thicker. It could also be confused for a large rail. It is the only extant species in the family Aramidae today and actually appears to be more closely related to cranes. It can be found throughout the wetlands of the warm parts of the Americas, from Florida to northern Argentina, but is typically a rare siting on Sanibel. It prefers freshwater marshes and swamps (which is why we dont see it much on the mudflats in the refuge) and feeds primarily on the apple snail, but will also take insects, frogs, lizards, crustaceans and worms. The bird is easier to hear than see as it is primarily nocturnal and crepuscular. Its common call is heard mostly during this time and sounds like a loud, wild wail or scream. Its call is so eerie that Hollywood loved to use the limpkins call in Tarzan movies and I had to laugh when I read that its call was used for the hippogriff in the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. When seen in shallow marshes, it feeds similarly to the way ibises feed and, in deeper water, is quite often seen standing on floating vegetation looking for food. Limpkins have exceptionally long toes which makes it possible to grasp the floating vegetation. And that was exactly how I saw the bird on the Sanibel River last week. It was standing on the chara in the middle of the channel and, although it was obviously nervous at my approach, it allowed me to come to within about 30 feet before it flew up into the nearby trees and waited until I was able to maneuver the canoe past the spot where it had been feeding. So, if you are out walking around Sanibels freshwater wetlands this summer during the twilight hours or in the middle of the night and you hear a spooky, loud wail coming from the darkness of the swamp, it just might be our rare visitor, the limpkin. Or, it might be a hippogriff! 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. SCCF Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsBelow is where we stand with sea turtle activity as of August 9, and the previous two years for comparison. As of August 9, 2013: Sanibel East 55 nests, 113 false crawls, 11 hatches Sanibel West 286 nests, 389 false crawls, 59 hatches Captiva 130 nests, 82 false crawls, 50 hatches As of August 9, 2012: Sanibel East 68 nests, 145 false crawls, 0 hatches Sanibel West 241 nests, 518 false crawls, 44 hatches Captiva 114 nests, 172 false crawls, 14 hatches As of August 9, 2011: Sanibel East 37 nests, 84 false crawls, 11 hatches Sanibel West 238 nests, 358 false crawls, 85 hatches Captiva 76 nests, 54 false crawls, 39 hatches *False crawl = a failed nesting attempt If you have questions, or would like to know more about sea turtles on Sanibel, email email@example.com or call SCCF at 472-2329. Sea turtle crawl tracks in the sand Your HEALTHY are D Kosher. In the Baileys Center 11am to 9pm 239.579.0860 ZebraFrozenYogurt.com
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 201322 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! Preparing The Fall Garden In FloridaThe 2013 Urban Farming Workshop Series concludes on Saturday, August 17 at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket with Preparing The Fall Garden in SWFL. The discussion will focus on ways to prepare gardens so they will begin producing in October, including building beds, amending the soil and starting seedlings in pots prior to planting. Fall and winter are the prime growing seasons here in Southwest Florida. The 2013 Urban Farming Workshop Series has been incredibly successful, with hundreds of people attending throughout the summer learning about topics including composting, growing fruit trees, herb gardens and backyard beekeeping. Many attendees have been inspired to convert their yards from pesticide and fertilizer hungry lawns into vegetable plots, kitchen gardens and permaculture projects. The large attendance numbers demonstrate a growing interest in more sustainable practices in our community. Urban farming has many benefits, like reducing carbon footprints, eating healthier, exercising more, keeping old skills alive, saving money and even building community. Saturdays final workshop will be presented by Millisa Bell, known as The Unruly Gardener. Shes a master gardener and urban farmer well known in the community. The workshop is free, but a $5 donation is suggested to help the Alliance continue bringing these kinds of programs to the public. For more information, visit www.artinlee.org, search for Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket on Facebook, or call 939-2787. While youre at the market be sure to visit the Alliance Gift Shop and Gallery, both of which remain open every Saturday. Urban farmer Bob Donnelly conducts an outdoor Urban Farming workshop at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket in August 2013 Urban farmer Millisa Bell
23 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 $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 8/21/13The purchase of each adult entree. W INE WEDNESDAYS$8.00 OFF any bottle of wine $25 or more. All Evening. Better ingredients AND a WOOD FIRED OVEN make a Better Pizza! Sanibels Italian Kitchen1200 Periwinkle Way (239) 472-1998 Full Liquor An Audubon Florida Special PlaceS anibels D ing D arling N ational Wildlife Refugesubmitted by S tuart L angtonArthur Frommer, the noted travel author, lists Sanibel Island first among his 10 favorite travel destinations, adding bird watching at Sanibels Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is one of the great natural sights of wildlife in America. That is how I felt first visiting the refuge with my family. After catching snook on a fly rod, seeing alligators, roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, wood storks and 27 other bird species in an hour, my son said, Dad, this would be the coolest place to live. Little did I know in 25 years, I would own a house abutting the refuge and it would become my neighbor and favorite special place in Florida. Today, Sanibel is renowned for seashell beaches and conservation areas that cover over half the island. The refuge was established by President Harry Truman in 1945 with support from citizens concerned about development threats. An avid supporter was Jay Norwood Darling, a winter resident of nearby Captiva, and an influential political cartoonist who signed his cartoons Ding. In 1967, the refuge was renamed the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The original refuge included 2,900 acres of mangroves, hammocks and estuary that were dredged for shallow ponds to control mosquitoes and attract birds. The spoil was used for the five mile long Wildlife Drive, the most popular refuge attraction, now visited by up to 800,000 annually. To manage visitor impact, Wildlife Drive is closed Fridays, no commercial buses are allowed, and people are encouraged to hike, bike or take a guided trolley tour. continued on page 31 Roseate spoonbill, a Ding Darling Refuge favorite photo by Terry Baldwin Volunteer helping visitors identify birds Yellow-crowned night heron with a crab photo by Jan Master
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 201324 Plant SmartWhitetop Sedgeby Gerri ReavesWhitetop sedge (Rhynchospora colorata) is a semi-aquatic plant native to Florida. Found in virtually every county, it grows along roadsides, in fields, marshes, wet pinelands, swales and ditches, and even in brackish sites. When not in bloom, this wildflower resembles other common grasses or weeds, but when in bloom, which is most of the year in South Florida, its noticed for the drooping green and white flowers. But what appear to be slender white and green petals are actually bracts, modified leaves at the base of the flowers. The rather inconspicuous inflorescence in the center of the bracts is composed of a round cluster of cone-shaped spikelets of small white flowers. The inflorescence and bracts appear to have been dipped in bright white paint, because the tipped ends of the bracts are green. This feature earns the plant the common name painted sedge. Those half-white-half-green bracts attract insect pollinators, which is rare among the usually wind-pollinated sedges. The downward curving bracts, of which there are usually three to seven, create a drooping star effect, thus the sedge is also known as star-rush. The real leaves that grow from the plants base measure four to 16 inches long and only about a quarter of an inch wide. They taper to a point and have parallel veins. The slender stems are triangular to round. Whitetop sedge can grow up to three feet high but is usually no more than two. Plant it in wet areas of the landscape in full sun or partial shade. Use it as a groundcover in a natural garden or include it in a bog garden. It spreads via rhizomes, or underground stems. Propagate it by clump division or with the beaked seeds that give it yes, another name! beak rush. Sources: Wildflowers of Florida by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela, plants.ifas. ufl.edu, plantbook.org and wildflower.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. The drooping tapered petals are actually bracts that surround the inconspicuous inflorescence photos by Gerri Reaves Whitetop sedge is a common freshwater wildflower 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 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
25 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013BIGAR TS Features A Variety Of N ew Workshops Beginning In S eptemberEnrollment has started for upcoming workshops at BIG ARTS. BIG ARTS is offering a variety of new classes this season, including stained glass, Zentangle (drawing), art appreciation, opera appreciation, oil painting, acrylic painting, book crafting and a mystery/ thriller writing critique group. Several new wellness classes will also be available this season, such as Using Self-Hypnosis To Improve Health. Returning workshops include classes in art, technology, fine crafts, foreign language, music lessons, painting, drawing, pottery and writing as well as discussion groups. Full workshop schedules are available online at www. BIGARTS.org or by contacting the main BIG ARTS office at 395-0900. Pottery On The Wheel with Kelly Flaherty begins September 3, meets Tuesdays 6:30 to 9 p.m. Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser begins September 4, meets Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open Studio: Life Drawing, NonInstructed with Carol Rosenberg begins October 4, meets Fridays 9:30 a.m. to noon Adult Tap Workout with Bobby Logue begins October 8, meets Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. Open Studio: Paint with Friends with Jane Hudson begins October 9, meets Wednesdays 1 to 4 p.m. Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser begins October 9, meets Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser begins October 10, meets Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Intermediate Tap with Bobby Logue begins October 11, meets Fridays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Pottery On The Wheel with Kelly Flaherty begins October 15, meets Tuesdays 6:30 to 9 p.m. Singing 101 for Adults with Lynn Martindale begins October 16, meets Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m. Applied Drawing Basics with Ann McCarty Sickels begins October 19, meets Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon Adventures In Watercolors & Mixed Media with Carolyn Councell begins October 22, meets Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Youth Vocal Performance with Lynn Martindale begins October 26, meets Saturdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. Clay, Sculpting, Ceramics & Pottery On The Wheel with Marjorie Bronsted begins October 30, meets Wednesdays 3:30 to 6 p.m. Individual flute, piano and saxophone lessons with Jennifer Valiquette are available for children and adult students. Next season brings back BIG ARTS favorites Jack Bailey, who will teach the History of the Swing Era in Jazz, as well as Gisela Damandl who will teach Fun With Gourds, Pine Needle Basketry and Cool Coils basket techniques. BIG ARTS added a new session to the schedule for Ginnie Petersons Encaustic Workshop, a fall session this year for Applied Drawing Basics with Ann McCarty Sickels as well as new sessions for Ellie Gauses Open Studio: Clothed Model or Still Life. The fourth season of BIG ARTS Winter Academy is also open for enrollment and features new courses in art, music, economics, international law and religion. Winter Academy classes delve into subjects on a more in-depth basis than a single lecture but less than a full college course. Led by experts in their field, many of the Winter Academy instructors are retired university faculty in addition to being accomplished speakers. A comprehensive list of Workshop and Winter Academy classes and schedules is available online at www.BIGARTS.org. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. Contact BIG ARTS office or website for class locations. For further information about workshops, classes and events at BIG ARTS, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL239-472-6566www.pinocchiosicecream.com I CANNOT TELL A LIE...ITS SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...ITS SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...ITS SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...ITS SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...ITS SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...ITS SIMPLY THE BEST... Original Italian Ice Cream Come See Why Theres Always a Crowd At Pinocchios Ice Creams Gelato Sorbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee DrinksHome of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand DollarMade Fresh Everyday RIGHT IN OUR STORE from the Freshest and Finest Ingredients.We make it today and serve it tomorrow. It cant get any fresher than that! Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!! Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!! Are YOU a Beach Foodie? Grab & Go Beach Cuisine Sanibels Little Gourmet Bakery rfnt2012 Taste of the Islands BEST TAKE OUT 2012 Best of the Islands -BEST BEACH FOOD TO GO A market for people who love good food!!! Allis Pick: Pinocchios Key Lime SublimeHurricane Fused glass by Petra Kaiser Kelly Flaherty, workshop instructor
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 201326 Celebrity Chefs Announced For 3 Wishes ExtravaganzaAn all-star list of local and national celebrity chefs are participating in the second annual 3 Wishes extravaganza benefiting three local nonprofits this fall. Taking part in this years Cave of Wonders on Friday, November 8 to benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida are: Marbin Avilez-Guzman Sr., The Firestone, Fort Myers Florian Bellanger, Mad-Mac, New York City and Food Network Cupcake Wars judge Jason Billington, Angelinas Ristorante, Bonita Springs Harold Blanik, Cr, Fort Myers John Cook, Norman Love Confections, Fort Myers Byron Cruz, Ruths Chris Steak House, Bonita Springs Dan Forgey, Norman Love Confections, Fort Myers Keegan Gerhard, D Bar Desserts, Denver and Food Network Challenge series host Rachel Godlin, Norman Love Confections, Fort Myers Neil Griffin, Il Cielo, Sanibel Island Johnny Iuzzini, Sugar Fueled Inc, Brooklyn and Bravos Top Chef Just Desserts head judge Jay Johnson, Bubbas Roadhouse & Saloon, Cape Coral Todd Johnson, Rumrunners, Cape Coral Norman Love, Norman Love Confections, Fort Myers Billy Mak, Blu Sushi, Fort Myers Maura Metheny, Norman Love Confections, Fort Myers Sebastien Thieffine, The Ritz-Carlton Resorts, Naples Event co-chairs Michele Eddy and Lori Sampson-Wilson announced that this years event will be held at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers from 6 p.m. to midnight. The Cave of Wonders theme will include a captivating progressive dinner where guests will move through the Marketplace, to the Sultans Palace, and then complete their evening in the Cave of Wonders. We are grateful for the willingness of such highly acclaimed local and national chefs working with us this year, said Eddy. We are creating a signature event that will bring awareness to our three local childrens charities, supported by a giving community. While in the Marketplace, guests will enjoy belly dancers, appetizers with a Moroccan flair, a signature drink and fire dancers. For dinner, diners will be lead to the Sultans Palace for a three-course meal followed by a live auction. To conclude the evening, guests will gather in the Cave of Wonders for exquisite desserts. This event should be a must-do on anyones event calendar, added SampsonWilson. We will have an extraordinarily memorable experience for our attendees. At last years event, more than 30 guests enjoyed a three-course progressive evening hosted by Michele Eddy, Gary King and Rose ODell King along with Norman and Mary Love. The more than $30,000 raised was divided equally among three local charities: Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish Foundation Southern Florida. Local chefs and restaurants provided food for the evening including Hemingways (Chef Justin Fleming), Sea Salt (Chef Fabrizio Aiello) and Norman Love Confections (Chef Norman Love). According to Sampson-Wilson, this years goal will be to have all donations given to the charities with costs covered by sponsorship dollars. For more information about the event or sponsorships, contact Michele Eddy at 450-2798 or Lori Sampson-Wilson at 850-6697. Symphonic Chorale AuditionsThe Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida will hold auditions for volunteer singers on August 24, 26 and 28 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Appointments will be available all day on the indicated Saturday and both Monday and Wednesday evenings. The chorale is embarking on its third season as an independent organization under the direction of Timothy McDonnell. As such, it produces its own concerts with professional instrumentalists. The first of these is scheduled for February 8, 2014, and will include the Requiem in C Minor by Michael Haydn as well as Vivaldis Gloria. The second concert of choral masterworks is April 5, 2014. This program includes the Lord Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn, Michaels elder brother. Other works will be by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. The chorale was previously affiliated with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. The two organizations continue to collaborate successfully. The chorale will perform as part of the Symphonys Holiday Pops concerts on December 14 and 16 and its Movie Musicals Pops on March 7 and 8, 2014. Interested singers age 15 and older may contact chorale Vice President Jackie Ferguson at 283-2353 or JFerg8@aol. com to schedule a time. Auditions are 15 minutes in length. Singers should bring two copies of a vocal selection and be prepared to sing scales and to sight read. The chorale rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7 until 9:30 p.m. at Canterbury School, 8141 College Parkway in Fort Myers. Several paid positions are also available for degreed singers and those pursuing professional music careers. Please contact Dr. McDonnell at musicmcd@ gmail.com for complete details on those positions only. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 2. Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 3. Living Sanibel by Charles Sobczak 4. My 92 Years On Sanibel by Francis Bailey 5. Sand In My Eyes by Christine Lemon 6. 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27 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 Spy Games At Theatre Conspiracyby Di SaggauTheatre Conspiracy begins its 2013-14 season with a Cold War romantic farce, Red Herring by Michael Hollinger. Its set in 1952, the year Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected president and Senator Joseph McCarthy was on the hunt for Communists. The production is fun and fast-paced, with solid performances from the whole cast. A special shoutout is in order for the amazing Lauren Drexler, who portrays the prim s housewife Mrs. McCarthy, the boardinghouse matron Mrs. Kravitz and the hilariously unflappable wedding boutique hostess. Theres an FBI man, Frank (Mike Breen), wooing a police detective, Maggie (Katie Pankow), until a dead body pops up. Theres Lynn (Erica Wagner), McCarthys daughter, and her fiancee, the nuclear physicist James Appel (Steven Coe), an I Like Ike guy who is idealistically passing secrets to the Soviets. Then theres Andrei (Scott Thompson), the Russian boyfriend of Mrs. Kravitz, who has a thing for Rogers and Hammerstein, and delights the audience with his mannerisms when he pretends to be mute. The action shifts between Boston, Wisconsin and the South Pacific as each couple faces their own romantic and, at times, political crises. Most of the actors play more than one role. Wagner was a riot as the gal in charge of the marriage license bureau. Another hilariously improbable scene is at the confessional where Lynn and Andrei make a priests job a living nightmare. Breen handles the priests job with aplomb. Snappy dialogue and lots of wisecracks make the play a pleasant romp and a fun experience. I enjoyed the large billboard advertising Ogilby Kippers. Put a fish in your pocket, featuring two men in a fishing boat. The Dragnet sound effects were also amusing. There are lots of plots and romantic entanglements that eventually are resolved. Not to mention a package of Velveeta cheese, or is it really cheese? Red Herring plays through August 24 at Theatre Conspiracy, in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. For tickets call 936-3239 or go online at www.theatreconspiracy. org. Scott Thompson and Katie Pankow Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out LIVE ENTERTAINMENTFriday, August 16th Slow DealFriday, August 23th Adam McCardellEvery Thursday Karaoke Ladies Night-SaturdaysAugust 17th Robby Hutto 9pm-12am 1/2 Price Drinks for LadiesTil We Run Out* Every Tuesday Nite $18 Prime Rib* Every Wednesday Nite $18 Snow Crab Legs* Every Thursday Nite $15 Pasta Special* Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor SeatingGet Ready for Some Football Get Ready for Some Football Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 201328 Sanibel-Captiva Art League San-Cap Art League Summer ExhibitPaintings by members of San-Cap Art League will be on view at the Sanibel Public Library,770 Dunlop Road, through September during regular library hours. The library welcomes and encourages visitors and residents to visit its facilities and see the wide variety of services it offers to all. The assortment of permanent collections and changing displays hold special appeal to those with a variety interests and offer cultural and educational enrichment. Art League members paintings show popular island scenes with attention-getting tropical colors. Included also are a variety of subjects painted locally and elsewhere in watercolor, oil, acrylic and digital imagery. The artists individual styles and interpretations have developed over many years of observation and study. Some of the newer artists are just beginning to find time to paint and others have a strong academic or commercial back Mary Lou Hicks Marion Hall Sherry Collier Nancy Sperte Joan Mikelsons Carol Rosenberg Ellie Gause BALLROOM Dance First... Think Later Call David for your Complimentary Lesson Singles & Couples are Welcome NOW OPEN ON SANIBEL | 2496 Palm Ridge Rd.239.579.0468 | www.ISLANDENCHANTEDBALLROOM.com IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Show your colors!This bumper sticker has a green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is in conservation land and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel o back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Suncatchers Dream Traders Tuttles Sea Horse Shop
29 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 Carolyn Johns Randon Eddy Kathy Taylor Rita McLain Daphne Hammond ground in art. One of the features of the Art League is their willingness to promote the enthusiasm and interest of all artists. For more information about Art League membership and upcoming events, write to P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957 or log on to www.sancapart.com. To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 201330 Book ReviewHumorous Beach Readby Di SaggauA sense of humor is always appreciated, and Sanibel author Jess Fisher definitely has one. Not only is it obvious in his latest book, Desire, but in the letter he sent to the Island Sun requesting a review. He wrote ... you were kind enough to interview me about my novel, Dangerous, and you wrote a wonderful article which I had framed and now show to every person I meet, even though it is difficult to carry a framed newspaper story everywhere I go. Especially when Im in the mens room. During our conversation, I eluded to my next novel, which toyed with the idea that pirate Black Ceasars treasure was buried on Sanibel Island and the man who had control of the treasure map was intending to sell it on eBay. Well that new book has been released titled wait now, I know you cant bear the tension created by the new book by a Sanibel author here it is: Desire. I have already sold two copies I bought one and my mother returned hers. Youll chuckle over and over traveling with reporter Jack Tyler as he searches pristine Sanibel Island for the treasure reportedly buried by pirate Black Ceasar. Its estimated to be worth $70 million, so it attracts the attention of many treasure hunters, including Milton Bradley, Bing Cherry, Morton Salt and a number of unsavory characters. Fisher has fun naming his characters. Nothing is sacred in the wild hunt for fortune and fame its an expedition to the dark side of human nature a journey of unrestrained sexual attraction, greed, backstabbing, lying, taking without permission and the surprised Why me? Its the world of Wilkerson Blade, an evil corporate hatchet man, a heavy named Ron Crete, who lives on Casa Ybel Road, and a wiry wise guy Taco Styen who controls one-half of a really old and possibly authentic treasure map. Jack, along with his cohort of dubious character, Reno Fox, slithers into the underworld and snakes his way between Sanibels coconut trees to be the first to uncover the lost loot. The book begins with: A long time ago, a derelict pirate ship, leaky and with torn sails, meandered past the bay side of Sanibel Island. The rogue vessel, named Senora de la Alta Mar, was manned by a motley crew who were in desperate need of a dental hygienist, a shower stall and a skilled tailor. They were not a particularly handsome group, but they were loyal to their dirty ship, one-eyed captain and feisty parrot. The book continues along the roads of Sanibel, Captiva and other known locations in our area as everyone races to find the treasure. This is a fun read. Fisher even makes his epilogue a treat for the reader. Desire is available at island book stores. Book SigningHannah Smith returns in Deceived, a stunning new adventure novel from Randy Wayne White, the New York Times bestselling author of the Doc Ford series. The Sanibel Bookshop will be hosting White for a book signing, taking place at 1571 Periwinkle Way (additional parking will be available across the street at VIP), on Thursday, September 5 starting at 6:30 p.m. White will give a short talk and continued on page 31 rf ntbnrr bb bb rtttn Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013 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 HOUR5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine voted best lunch on the island
31 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 From page 23Ding DarlingAnother attraction is the 950-acre Tarpon Bay that encompasses mangrove islands, a canoe trail and a series of tidal lakes that provide good opportunities to fish and view birds, manatees and dolphins. Tarpon Bay Explorers offers guided tours as well as canoe and pontoon boat rentals. There is much to discover in both places as 272 bird species, 51 reptiles and amphibians, and 32 mammals have been observed. In recent years, the refuge complex expanded to 7,600 acres by including four nearby refuges, mostly islands and marine areas. This stretches the current 15 member staff in an era of budget constraints. Yet, Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik is upbeat, noting the value of volunteer leadership and partnerships. Our big challenges, he says, are managing visitor pressure, especially through education, and assuring adequate amounts and quality of water to maintain the health of our estuary. So, Everglades Restoration and control of high nutrient runoff are important to our future. He praises the contributions of their friends group, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society and 255 volunteers who provide the equivalent of 13 full-time staff. They educate, raise money for outreach, assist with research, organize programs, help obtain land, run much of our 12,000 square foot Education Center (for which they raised $3 million), and they are our best advocates. Collaborating with the City of Sanibel, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, and Florida Gulf Coast University are also very important, he says, particularly in coordinating and sharing research. We need good information to protect our ecosystem. In a generation, I have seen a tenfold increase in visitors to Sanibel and the Refuge; but Ding Darling NWR is well managed and maintains its charm. I was reminded of this when my grandson last visited. After a wonderful day of canoeing, bird watching and fishing in the refuge, he pointed to a flock of two dozen roseate spoonbills and said, Papa Stu, this is a cool place to live. I agree, and that is why I am committed to helping support it and the many other special places in Florida. This column is one in a series from Audubon Florida. Stuart Langton, PhD, is an Audubon Florida Board member and Senior Fellow, Florida State University. For more information about the Ding Darling Refuge, see www.fws.gov/dingdarling and www.dingdarlingsociety.org. For more about Audubon Florida and its Special Places program, visit www. FloridasSpecialPlaces.org. All rights reserved by Florida Audubon Society, Inc. Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildDroughtby Joe PachecoFor months and months I have wandered This limitless desert of block Not a drop of fresh word falls On my parched page Not a metaphor or simile in sight In my dry delirium Mirages and images Tantalize beyond the margins I pray for a manna of words To fall and deluge my pages I suck on old poems to stay alive Joe Pacheco, a stalwart of everything poetic in Southwest Florida, lives on Sanibel and is a member of Writers Group 3. He just had his third book published, Sanibel Joes Songbook. The drought he writes about one of his poems in the anthology is well and truly broken. His prayer for a manna of words has been rewarded. Congratulations Joe on a fine book, which can be found at MacIntosh Book Store. 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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EXPIRES 08-23-13COME 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 From page 30Book Signingquestion-and-answer session. The book signing will last about one hour, or until White has finished signing. Books must be purchased from the Sanibel Bookshop to receive a ticket for the signing line. In this gripping new novel, a 20-yearold unsolved murder from Floridas pothauling days gets Hannah Smiths attention, but so does a more immediate problem. A private museum devoted solely to the states earliest settlers and pioneers has been announced, and many of Hannahs friends and neighbors in Sulfur Wells are being pressured to make contributions. The problem is, the whole thing is a scam, and when Hannah sets out to uncover whoevers behind it, she discovers that things are even worse than she thought. The museum scam is a front for a real estate power play, her entire village is in danger of being wiped out and the forces behind it have no intention of letting anything, or anyone, stand in their way. If you cant attend the event but would like to purchase an autographed book, please call 472-5223 to pre-pay and well have one or more copies signed and reserved for you. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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rfn BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 21, NO. 8 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA AUGUST 16, 2013 BSECTIONSubmarine Veterans Memorial: Part II of II F rom D ream T o Realityby Jeff L ysiakWhen Luc Century, the Sanibel sculptor best known for his work on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, was first contacted by members of the United States Submarine Veterans to perform work on their memorial monument in Fort Myers, he immediately began thinking about submarines the way he used to when he was young. When I was a child, I was always curious about submarines, said Century. They capture the imagination, whether its during wartime or not, of being encased in a large metal chamber. Theres a little curiosity about what your comfort zone would be, as much as there is a neurosis about being in a small space, of what it would be like to live inside a submarine. Last winter, the United States Submarine Veterans decided to replace their prematurely aging monument located adjacent to the Southwest Florida Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the intersection of Colonial and McGregor boulevards in Fort Myers with a new and improved monument. After some discussions, they agreed to erect a memorial comprised of black granite. Black granite is so powerfully reflective in its nature, said Century. The contrast and the colors of it will change throughout the day, so every time you visit the monument, its going to appear to be just a little bit different. For this project, Century was contracted to artistically etch three black granite slabs two measuring approximately 60 inches by 30 inches and another approximately 30 inches by 20 inches with the United States Submarine Veterans logo, creed and the names of the 65 submarines that have served the U.S. Navy over the past 113 years. According to Ken Jordan, a member of the local United States Submarine Veterans chapter, more than 35,002 men and women have been lost while serving this country aboard submarines. However, due to the limited amount of space available for the monument, they decided to memorialize only the names of the vessels (along with their service dates) on one of the large slabs. Among the famous submarines memorialized on the monument is the USS Shark, which became the first American submarine sunk by enemy surface craft in the Pacific on February 11, 1942; the USS Gudgeon, lost on April 18, 1944, the first submarine to go on patrol following the attack on Pearl Harbor; the USS Snook, sunk by undetermined causes during her ninth war patrol on April 8, 1945; and the USS Bullhead, sunk by a depth charge dropped by a Japanese Army plane on August 6, 1945, the final submarine lost during World War II. John Troia, a member of the Cape Coral chapter of the United States Submarine Veterans, noted that more than $4,000 in private donations has been collected to complete the new monument. Donations came from friends, relatives, neighbors, local businesses, members of the American Legion and Elks Club of Cape Coral Post #2596. He also thanked Century and Solid Top Granite of Fort Myers for offering their ser vices and support. I saw (Centurys) work, and Im very, very happy with it, said Troia. The local chapter of the United States Submarine Veterans is scheduled to meet in early September to determine an unveiling date for the new memorial. Troia estimated that date may be around Veterans Day, in November. Sanibel sculptor Luc Century, pictured with the black granite slab etched with the United States Submarine Veterans logo. It was installed at a Fort Myers veterans monument. photo by Jeff Lysiak Luc Century in his workshop, where he etched the names of the 65 U.S. Navy submarines that served the country over the past 113 years photo by Ken Rasi Alexi Zayas, left, and George Montealegre install the U.S. Submarine Veterans Memorial monument on August 5 photo by Luc Century
2B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 Hortoons A merican L egion Post 123 N ewsOn Sunday, August 18, American Legion Post 123 will be holding a fish and shrimp fry from 1 to 8 p.m. Music with Robby Hutto will be featured from 5:30 p.m. until closing. On Sunday, August 25, stop by Post 123 and enjoy BBQ ribs and chicken served all day long. Nine-ball pool tournaments continue every Monday night at 6 p.m. throughout the summer. Texas Hold em is played Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are welcome but must be Legion members. Every Friday, Post 123 serves a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. The half-pound burgers are a local favorite. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICES (239) 472-5152 M.S.T. Inaugural Class Begins S enior Year A t ECHS L eeLee County School students began the first day of the school year on August 8. But for the Edison Collegiate High School Lee campus seniors, it marked a very special first day. The 2013-14 ECHS Lee seniors are the very first class to complete their full high school career at the collegiate charter school. We are so excited to start this school year, and encounter all the firsts with our seniors, said Dr. Brian Botts, Principal of ECHS Lee. ECHS Lee is a dynamic learning environment that is dedicated to creating and sustaining the independent learning process with a focus on helping students construct knowledge through projects, hands on activities, and academic debate/discussion. An integral part of the schools mission is to connect qualified and motivated students to maximizing their college dual enrollment options. We strive to offer a unique learning experience for our students, said Dr. Erin Harrel, Dean of the School of Education for Edison State College. This will be the first graduating class for ECHS Lee, and every single student has brought amazing experiences here, and we are honored to celebrate this final year with them. For more information about Edison Collegiate High School Lee County, visit www.edison.edu/wp/echslee/. Students enjoy small class sizes and individualized attention as ECHS since the school has a maximum of 400 students in grades 9 through 12, with each class hosting 100 students. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival A dds N ew A ctivities In N ovemberThe Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival is set to return to Southwest Florida November 1, 2 and 3 with more vendors and sponsors, increased activities and returning partners. Among the new offerings: Festival signature non-profit partner CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) will be hosting a Saturday afternoon micro-brew tent with a local brewery and live music on the Sanibel Causeway. The festival offers festival attendees and paddlers the opportunity to learn about CROW, local wildlife and the areas natural beauty. KayakTrader.com will be a dynamic new media sponsor this year. The Georgiabased company is encouraging paddling clubs and paddlers to attend the festival, and in some cases is offering to transport their boats here free. Cabot Cheese of Vermont will be donating samples of their award-winning cheddar cheese as well as distributing literature promoting health and wellness. Relay races will be held for SUPs and kayaks on Sunday, November 3, coordinated by the SWFL SUP Club. A new event -a SUP Pup / Doggie Paddle Race will allow festival participants to compete with their canines prior to the main relay races. Also returning will be the Coast to Coast Expedition Challenge, a race from the Sanibel Causeway to Miami. The race is among the many VIVA Florida 500 events planned for 2013 as Florida celebrates the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Lens arrival here. For the third year, Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers-Sanibel will be the festival signature host hotel, offering paddler-specific amenities. San Carlos RV Resort will again participate as a campground partner after having recently completed large improvement projects on the grounds and marina. Periwinkle Place on Sanibel Island will participate in the festival for the first time as a campground partner, offering special rates to paddling guests who prefer to stay on the barrier island. The festival will welcome back several popular sponsors, including gold-level O-Sea-D Aquatic Adventures, Inc, as well as Estero River Outfitters and Hobie Kayak. Also returning are silver-level sponsors and local supporters Naples Kayak Company, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Florida Weekly and many others. Find festival and trail information on Facebook by searching Great Calusa Blueway or clicking on www.facebook.com/TheGreatCalusaBlueway. Watch for updates soon on www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com. To request trail maps be mailed to you, visit www.CalusaBlueway.com. Or download the Calusa Blueway smart-phone app at the Google Play or iTunes store. S end your editorial copy to: email@example.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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4B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members may attend fitness classes by paying $3.50 per class. Island Seniors, Inc. annual membership is $20. Members of the City of Sanibel Recreation Center must show their membership cards to attend. All Fitness classes are all based on participation and the schedule is as follows: Happy to be Fit for Life Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. This class is a combination of the Happy Hour and Essential Total Fitness held during season. Keep your heart, lungs and muscles strong and your brain fit with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises. Hand weights, stretch cords, and your body weight will be used. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought for the day. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords and stability balls, along with mats, are used to strengthen your muscles. Improve core strength and balance. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Tuesday Kayaking August 20, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided. Bring water, a snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Stop by the center to sign up. Games Bridge 12:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Mahjongg 12:30 p.m. Thursday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Page Turners with Ann Rodman Wednesdays at 11 a.m. A film will now precede the book, followed by the discussion of both (due to popular demand). September 11 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Spring cleaning? Remember the fall Trash and Treasures sale Saturday, November 16. The center is accepting donations. Please, no clothes, shoes or TVs. Call 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way for details on programs or to register. Shell Point Offers Assisted Living SeminarsMany people wait until a medical crisis before considering or making the move to assisted living, but the most difficult time to make decisions is when your health is in question and you are feeling weak. Senior adults and their family members can learn the facts and weigh the benefits of assisted living for themselves or a loved one by attending an Assisted Living Seminar at The Springs at Shell Point. Shell Points team of experienced assisted living specialists, McKenzie Millis and Vivian Ciulla, is holding monthly seminars to help attendees determine if it is the right time to consider assisted living. During each seminar, they provide a better understanding of the differences between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. They also provide a checklist of questions to use when visiting and evaluating a potential new home for a loved one. The next seminars will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 23 and Friday, September 20 at The Springs. To learn more about assisted living and to register for one of the seminars, call 454-2077. Assisted living provides support for shopping, meal preparation, activities of daily living and housekeeping, along with the benefits of having a physician, pharmacy, and lifestyle amenities in close proximity. Making the decision to relocate early can allow you to stay independent and make the choices that are best for you or your parent. The Springs, located at the entrance to Shell Point, is less than two miles from the Sanibel Causeway. This location, in addition to Shell Points comprehensive resident activities and healthcare services, are just some of the many benefits that residents of the facility enjoy. The Springs comprehensive monthly rate, excluding personal laundry, helps residents and their families plan for the most effective use of their resources. Shell Points assisted living services provide the added security of access to the network of quality health care services provided by the Shell Point health care team, when and if those services are needed. The facilitys amenities and services include a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, transportation, dining, 24-hour healthcare staffing, and a professional activities leader who coordinates high-quality events and activities, educational and entertainment programs, and opportunities for socialization and personal growth. For more information about The Springs at Shell Point or to request a brochure, call 454-2077, email thesprings@ shellpoint.org or visit www.shellpoint.org/ assistedliving. Youth Fall BasketballRegistration is now open for the Youth Fall Basketball League at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The registration fee for members is $30; nonmembers are $38. The Friday game schedule is: 5:30 p.m. K to 2nd Grade 6:30 p.m. 3rd and 4th Grade 7:30 p.m. 5th to 8th Grade Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. are for pre-schoolers (3and 4-year-olds. Practice days and times are determined by coaches. The league is looking for volunteers to serve as coaches, team parents, scorekeepers and referees. To sing up or to volunteer, call 472-0345. The Youth Fall Basketball League is sponsored by Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club and the City of Sanibel. AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATES Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918 PRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...PLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery COUNTERTOPS ... Cambria Quartz, Granite, Corian & Staron, Glass & Tile Backsplashes, Shower & Tub Replacement ALL ON SALEFurniture Accessories Window Treatments... Stor Wid Summer Sal SHADES EVENT $100.00 REBATE JUNE 17TH THRU SEPT. 3RD 2013SEE ASSOC. 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5B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 Tootie McGregor Fountain 100th A nniversaryA celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of the Tootie McGregor Fountain will be held on Saturday, August 17th at 11:00AM at the site of the fountain in front of the Edison Restaurant along McGregor Boulevard. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited. The Tootie McGregor Fountain was donated to the City in 1912 and was dedicated on August 17, 1913. The fountain was commissioned by Dr. Marshall O.Terry in honor of his wife. Tootie was one of the most influential people in the City of Ft. Myers. Among many of her contributions, she was responsible for the construction of the roadway named for her first husband, McGregor Boulevard, opening up the expansion of residential and commercial growth in southwest Lee County. She also donated the land now named Terry Park that eventually became the site of the Philadelphia As spring training camp beginning the long tradition of baseball spring training in Lee County. One of the goals of the Public Art Committee and the Historic Preservation Commission is to repair and restore the fountain close to its original state when it was dedicated to the city in 1913. The anniversary dedication will also serve as an awareness of the need to ensure that the legacy of Tootie McGregor remains for the next century. Significant deterioration is noted on the fountains structure and repairs estimated at $65,000 are needed to stabilize the fountain. A fundraising campaign will be launched in the near future. The Tootie McGregor Fountain at the Edison Restaurant rf ntbnr nnrrr tb nrf f rff bnbf nrrrrrfrf frntbffb ttr brrr r Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 20136B Oceans Reach Makes S elect L istOceans Reach Condominium Resort has been named to the Expedia Insiders Select list for 2013, one of three properties in Southwest Florida and the only one on Sanibel Island -to be recognized with the prestigious award. The Insiders Select list represents the best-reviewed hotels in Expedias global travel marketplace, featuring the top one half of one percent of 150,000 proper ties worldwide. We were delighted to receive this elite honor from Expedia, said Andy Boyle, general manager of Oceans Reach. Our staff tries to go above and beyond to help our guests have a truly exceptional vacation experience, and its gratifying to learn that our guests are enjoying their time here at the resort as much as we hoped they would. We receive rave reviews not only on Expedia, but weve been ranked the #1 condominium resort on the island by TripAdvisor for the past several years, as well. For more information, visit www. oceansreach.com. Jocelyn Harder and Lisa Williams of Oceans Reach Guest Services Coalition Puts Focus On Child HomelessnessAs the new school year begins, the Lee County Homeless Coalition encourages the community to consider the many children in our community facing homelessness. According to Project ACCESS, a program for all homeless children and youth referred through the Lee County School District, there were 1,450 children reported as homeless in Lee County dur ing the 2012-13 school year. Posted to YouTube.com and currently airing on numerous local networks, the Lee County Homeless Coalitions public service announcement (PSA) aims to bring awareness and encourage the community to join the cause against child homelessness. According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, children experiencing homelessness are sick four times more often than other children. In addition, they have four times as many respiratory infections, twice as many ear infections, five times more gastrointestinal problems, and are four times more likely to have asthma. Children that are homeless have high rates of obesity due to nutritional deficiencies and have three times the rate of emotional and behavior al problems compared to non-homeless children. Aside from health issues, homeless children are four times more likely to show delayed development and are twice as likely to have learning disabilities as non-homeless children. By the age of 12, 83 percent of homeless children have been exposed to at least one serious violent event, and almost 25 percent have witnessed acts of violence within their families. Children who are homeless also go hungry at twice the rate of other children. In Lee County, 70 percent of all children are eligible for free or reduced lunch, with some areas as high as 98 percent. The school district, along with Project ACCESS, assists children and families struggling with homelessness by providing free uniforms and clothing vouchers, school supplies, public transportation passes and referrals to more than 70 human service agencies, including the Lee County Homeless Coalition. To be successful at educating our students, we must first help them in times of crisis. No child should wonder where they are going to sleep at night or when they will have their next meal, said Mary Fischer, chairman of the school board. continued on page 13B A CPA spends years preparing for moments just like these.Call 239.472.1323When my business was impacted by the BP oil spill, I turned to my CPA rst to help me organize the nancial records needed to make an accurate claim.
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8B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 PLUMBING $ 35 OFF ON ANY SERVICE Call 567-9210 Voted e Best Plumbing Co. 10 straight years! 35 OFF ON ANY SERVICE www.AztecPlumbing.net FREE Estimates O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda E M J H C DC HOLTZ MAHSH IE DECOSTAATTORNEYS AT LAW Lions Finish Seasons Free Screenings, Now Planning For FallThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions have completed their glaucoma, diabetes, blood pressure and hearing screenings for the 2012 season and are now planning for next season. The Lions screening team saw more than 250 people at nine monthly screenings at the Sanibel Rec Center, said Lion Tom Rothman. Of those, 28 people were suspect for glaucoma. Others were suspect for diabetes, high blood pressure as well as hearing issues. The glaucoma screen includes an initial check of the peripheral vision that can detect existing retinal damage and a second screen which measures eye pressure. The diabetes screen consists of a finger prick and the testing of a small drop of blood with an immediate result. Diabetes is responsible for a condition known as diabetic retinopathy, which if left untreated, may lead to blindness. High blood pressure that can cause stokes and heart problems also can affect the small blood vessels in the eyes which may lead to vision issues. At the rec center screening, the Lions also provide an evaluation to detect possible Lion Bill Sartoris measures a subjects eye pressure Lion Tom Krekel measures a subjects hearing
9B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 Lion Tom Rothman explains the peripheral vision screening results From left, Dr. Phil Marks, Lion Tom Rothman, Lion Bill Sartoris, Lion Tom Krekel and Lion Bill Travis Lion Dick Travis explains the results of a diabetes screeninghearing loss. This has proved to be very popular. At the end of the screening process, a physician, also a Lions member, reviews the results and suggests to the person how they might proceed. If a possible issue is detected, the doctor will suggest a follow-up with an appropriate practitioner. It is the persons responsibility to get additional help if he or she is suspect for a health problem. This is not a diagnosis, said Rothman. But it can help people understand they may have a problem and further testing is needed. Free screenings are held at the Sanibel Rec Center, but no membership is required to participate. Contact Rothman at 395-3248 for more information. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Sandalfoot beachfront 2 bedrm, big income $699K In-demand rental suite at Sundial Beach Resort $349.9K Spanish Cay condo across street from beach $264K Peaceful Gumbo Limbo home with new kitchen & baths $499K Charming beach cottage with pool & spa $449K Susan Andrews Realtor e-Pro Certified, Referral Certified) Loggerhead Cay $599.9K Direct bay-facing 2 bedrm Loggerhead Cay 2 bedrm Pointe Santo updated bright 2 bedrm $649.9K Realtor Sales Coordinator Realtor Sales Associate Licensed Assistant, Notary, Listing Coordinator R e a l e s t a t e b l o g p o s t e d F r i d a y a f t e r n o o n s a t S a n i b e l S u s a n w o r d p r e s s c o m Build your Sanibel dream on one of these single-family home lots... In The Dunes golf & tennis access too) $199K Sanibel Bayous near the beach $199.9K Sanibel School, Rec Center, & bike path $199.9K In Island Woods, oldeFlorida-style homes with shared pool/tennis $224K Bayous $399K price at Loggerhead $499K Island Beach Club 2 bedrm
10B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 Rates as Low as $695/week. FREE BOAT DOCKAGE | ONSITE MANAGEMENT | BEACH FRONT Call Now for Summer Specials. 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 A /C Condensate Is G ood For G ardeningby Bryan HayesI love when you can take something that is usually wasted and turn into something beneficial. We have all heard of rain barrels. The problem with these is that during the summer it doesnt rain every day. No rain, no rain in the barrel. But we do run our a/c everyday during the hotter months. And when we do, we can collect up to 20 gallons of water in a day. There are people out there who have come up with some pretty creative ways to collect the water that drains from their air conditioning units. Each time you run your air conditioner, it pulls moisture from your home and takes it outside through a condensation pipe. Now, think about the potential of collecting water this way during all the months that we use our air conditioning systems boy, do we run those things a lot. When we are faced with dry spells and watering restrictions, this a great way to get an additional source of water and save some money to boot. Some people even install pumps and piping that go from their collection area to a homemade drip irrigation system and successfully water their plants. If you decide to try this out, just make sure that whatever system you put together will continue to allow the water to drain from the pipe outside. Please do not pipe it directly to the condensate line. If you do, you run the risk of it backing it up into the air conditioner system and then your house. If you have a question on how to do this safely, I would be happy to help out. Start by checking out where your condensate pipe comes out, outside your home, and see if its high enough so that you can place a bucket or a rain barrel under it. Let gravity drip the water into the collection vessel. See for yourself just how many plants you can water with the condensate that otherwise gets wasted. Be creative and feel free to share your water collecting methods with me. Ill be happy to share them with the world. If you have any questions on this send me a line at Bryan@sanibelair.com. 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. Superior InteriorsIts N ot Easy Being G reenby Marcia FeeneySo says world famous Muppet, Kermit the Frog! But actually, in todays environment, with so many products and design options available, being green can be a relatively easy and environmental beautiful design option. From paint, lighting, accessories, fabrics, furniture and wall coverings, becoming eco-friendly has become an extremely high priority for many home furnishings manufacturers. Lets take a look at a few of these exciting options: Furniture Natural fibers, found in rattan and plantation-grown woods (rather than depleting forest-grown woods) give homeowners a wide variety of styles, textures and designs. And how about materials such as bamboo, abaca and government-certified hardwoods. If purchasing eco-friendly furniture for your home is a priority, you might check to see if your furniture manufacturer is a member of the Sustainable Furniture Council (SFC), which was established in 2007. Lighting Not only have halogen lamps been all the rage for the past few years, they are a boon to energy savings, as are the wide variety of energy saving light bulbs available in the marketplace. In addition, many of todays decorative lamps have been designed in wrought iron, allowing for a more intricate detailing and design variety. Fabrics Believe it or not, gorgeous decorative fabrics are being made from recycled plastic water bottles, recycled polyester and recycled paper. And often times, these eco-friendly fabrics are treated and finished with only water-based or environmentally-approved dyes. Wall Finishes Paints now feature low odors, faster drying times and stronger durability, all by maintaining environmental codes. If repainting is in your future, be sure to ask if the paint youre considering has a low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) rating, so that you can continue your environmental stewardship: Natural grass cloth wall covering is another way to add warmth, beauty and texture to your wall decor, while maintaining your green focus. And lets not forget the importance in design of the color GREEN! Yes, it may not be easy being green, but this long desired shade can be found in almost every design scheme. Whether you incor porate green in plant foliage displayed in you rooms design, or you make this shade predominate, usually any green shade will add a bit of the splendor of the great outdoors to any decor. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at email@example.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
Island Real Estate Inc.www.SanibelRealEstateMarket.com1019 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 15065 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers across from Gulf Harbour (239) 472-2411 Search all available properties. Beautifully remodeled, 3br/4ba pool home w/ high end nishes, chefs kitchen, multiple porches, & direct gulf access. $895,000 Carolyn Tongyai 691-2551 SanibelIsles.comBeautiful bay & wide canal views from this 4 bedroom 3 bath home. Easy deep water direct access. $948,000 Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 SanibelGoldenBeach.com-Endless views & privacy await at Golden Beach. Prized for its intimate setting with pool & 2 car garage. $1,298,000 Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 CaptivaNearBeach.com Newer construction with Bay views in the heart of the village, nely appointed througout. $2,394,000 Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 Beautifully updated canal home with direct Gulf access. Spectacular outdoor living with pool & spa. Beautiful views. $1,425,000John Petel/ e Bakers 472-2411 SanctuaryAtWulfert.com A beautifully designed residence featuring over 4,000 sf. ft. of living space. $1,188,000 Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 Open House Sunday, 8/18 11am-1pm. 2bd/2ba with Bay & gulf views. 15011 Punta Rassa Rd #403. $335,000 Betsy Belpedio 851-8069 Island style living Walk to the beach. Rare 2bd+den condo w/2car garage resort style amenities gated pool 5 min to Sanibel @ $269k Tonya Johnson 940-6610 Gorgeous Lake & Golf Views! Desirable Dunes 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground level pool home. $575,000 Mary Bondurant 839-3633 Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the gulf amenity rich community-3/2 rare 2car garage included $449k mastiquemarketing.com Tonya Johnson 940-6610 Large 2BR/2BA condo & great rental potential. On the quieter end of the island, steps to pool & Gulf. $499,000 Tommy Wiley 851-3686 SeaScapeofSanibel.comPanoramic Westerly views. 3200 sq ft of luxury direct gulf front living. 3BD/3BA. $2,495,000Kris (Heilman) Cardinale 464-1225 Only 3 Lots away from the Gulf of Mexico on Gulf to Bay Seagrape Lane! TOTALLY RENOVATED 4/3, guest suite & pool! $945,000Kris (Heilman) Cardinale 464-1225 Boating access 3/3 villa. Pool/ Spa & separate Cabana. Enclosed porch & screened courtyard. Close to beaches. $375,000 Christie Du netz 707-9374 Canal view in desirable Shell Harbor. is 3BR/2.5BA + den pool home has a dock & boat lift for easy access to the water. $999,000 Mary Bondurant 839-3633 Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR/2BA home which lends itself to beautiful architectural design. $540,000 Mary Bondurant 839-3633 Move in Ready! Spacious 3BR/2BA + den (4th bd) home in Gumbo Limbo w/ pool & landscaping. $560,000 Mark & Teresa Baker 233-6364 Estate sized property includes a 3bd/2ba beach cottage Located in Chateaux Sur Mer. $1,975,000 Mark & Teresa Baker 233-6364 OPEN HOUSE SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! Where the Client is #1 in Real Estate on the Islands on the Islands on the Islands Beautiful courtyard pool home, two bedroom plus guest house. Located in the gated community of Casa Del Lago. $275,000Robb & Robyn Moran 728-1971 Gorgeous river & marina views. Huge wrap around lanai. Boating access to Gulf. Fresh water boat slip w/ lift to River included. $525,000 Carole Papson 770-8204 PENDING! REDUCED! REDUCED!11B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013
12B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 Steve Stricker No. 1 Good Guy Among Professional Golfersby Ed FrankIn the midst of the recent fallout from the scandalous suspension of 13 baseball players for using performance enhancing drugs, this week we are reversing the course of professional sports and taking a positive spin. For a brief moment, lets turn away from drugs, arrests and seemingly endless acts of violence by athletes reports that dominate newspapers, television and radio on a daily basis and discuss some good deeds by athletes. Many of you no doubt watched last weeks thrilling PGA championship won by 36-year-old Jason Dufner who played nearly flawless golf. In the mix for the entire tournament was the popular Steve Stricker, who finished in the top 12 and who started the final round just four strokes off the pace. If he had won, Stricker, at age 46, would have been the oldest player to have won the famed event. But even more important is the fact that just recently Stricker had been voted the Number One Good Guy among active PGA tour players, based on voting by tournament directors, locker room attendants, players, caddies, media members, golf executives and tournament volunteers. When told of the honor, Strickers response was, to play golf for a living is a dream so its not hard to want to give back however I can, as reported in the recent issue of Golf Digest. The article chronicles incident after incident of Strickers good deeds, but, in this writers opinion, the following tells it best: Wally Ulhlein, chairman and CEO of Acushnet Company, received a letter from Sam Wells, a promising junior golfer who was suffering from lung cancer while still in high school. Steve Stricker is my hero, the youngster said, explaining that he and his mother had met Stricker, and that Stricker had flown the two of them to The Barclays to watch the first round of the FedEx Cup playoffs an event that Stricker ended up winning. The teenager said that it was this gesture by Stricker that had given him the courage to undergo additional surgery and chemotherapy. That story is all you need to know about Steve Stricker, Ulhlein said in the article. Here are the other top 10 good guys according to the survey: Brandt Snedeker, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kutchar, Graeme McDowell, Joe Durant, Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Rory McIlroy and Zach Johnson. Former Miracle Players Sano And Rosario Perform Well At Higher Level Its a known fact that if a Minor League Baseball player can hit pitching in Double A baseball, he is just a step away from Major League Baseball. Miquel Sano and Eddie Rosario, who led the Fort Myers Miracle to a division championship in the seasons first half, and then were quickly promoted to Double A New Britain, have continued their hot hitting at this higher level. Sano started slowly at New Britain, but as the week began he had upped his batting average to .253 with 12 home runs and 40 RBIs in 46 games there. Rosario, in 49 games, was batting .295 with 24 RBIs. Miracle Just 1.5 Games Out Of First Place Fort Myers began the week with a second-half season record of 25-22, just 1-1/2 games behind first-place St. Lucie in the Florida State League South Division. Despite losing several of their top players to promotions, the Miracle has remained in contention in the seasons second half. By contrast, Dunedin, who won the FSL North Division in the first half, is mired in last place the second half, 10 games out of first. Fort Myers is home for only one game this weekend, that being Saturday night at Hammond Stadium against the 21-26 Brevard County Manatees. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. Steve Stricker Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. Will Power Columnist: Craig R. Hersch, BCS Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA I Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 Pool Service & Supply FL Lic. #CPC1457804 472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE
13B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013S wings For T he S ox G olf T ournamentAs part of its continuing community outreach efforts, the Red Sox Foundation will hold its 2nd annual Swings For The Sox golf tournament on Friday, October 25. The tournament will take place at Plantation Golf & Country Club, located at 10500 Dartington Drive in Fort Myers. A scramble format golf tournament with prizes for the longest drive, putting, closest to the pin and more will begin at 8:30 a.m. Following the tournament, participants will head to JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Red Soxs 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex located at 11500 Fenway South Drive, for the Party in the Park including lunch courtesy of Rib City on the Green Monster. The afternoon will also include selfguided tours, a silent auction, raffle prizes and opportunities for golfers to take batting practice swings from home plate for the chance to win 2014 Spring Training season tickets. All funds raised will be used by the Red Sox Foundation to support the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Last years inaugural event raised more than $23,000, and two local nonprofits, the Heights Foundation and the Childrens Home Society, each received $10,000 from the tournament proceeds. We were very excited that our first local Red Sox Foundation golf tour nament not only sold out but raised $20,000 for local nonprofits, said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations. The Boston Red Sox organization naturally understands the meaning of team work and how it takes a team working together to succeed. The same concept applies to making sure our public-school students achieve at their highest potential, said Marshall T. Bower, president and CEO of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Working together, our community can help students and teachers excel, and the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is proud to work with the Boston Red Sox to help us succeed in our mission of enhancing and enriching public education. The Hertz Corporation has signed on as this years presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include Lee Memorial Health System, CVS Caremark and Rib City. As one of our first sponsorships since we announced our relocation to Lee County, we are pleased to support the Red Sox Foundation and the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, said Richard Broome, executive vice president of corporate affairs and communications at Hertz Corporation. Additional tournament sponsorships are available from $100 to $2,000. Foursome player packages begin at $600, and non-player Party in the Park passes, which include entry into the park, lunch and batting practice swings, are $50 per person. Raffle items that can be used to aid in raising more money for the foundation and additional funds for those in need throughout Southwest Florida are also being accepted. For more information, call 226-4783 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 18 HOLES OF GOLFGolf and Lunch for only $40 Every Day after 10amGolf everyday for only $23 through October Available for all Dunes MembersOpen to the PublicPh. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.ENJO Y THE LA ST DA YS O F Y OUR S UMMER, AN D COME OUT A N D PLA Y! J oin now until the End of 2013 for our S ocial S pecial, ONLY $200 for Island F amilies SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2012, Jered Weaver became the seventh pitcher in Angels history to win at least 20 games in a season. Name four of the six others to do it. 2. Mike Schmidt is first on the list of most home runs hit during the decade of the 1980s (313). Who is No. 2? 3. When was the last time before 2012 that the Denver Broncos had a pair of 1,000-yard receivers? 4. In 2012, Bill Self became the third Kansas mens basketball coach to win the Naismith College Coach of the Year award. Name the first two. 5. Who has the longest stretch of not losing a regular-season game in regulation in NHL history? 6. When was the last time before 2012 that the U.S. men got at least two medals in Olympic running distances of 1,500 meters or more? 7. Golfer Tom Watson has won the British Open five times. How many other majors has he won during his PGA career? ANSWERS 1. Nolan Ryan (twice), Clyde Wright, Bartolo Colon, Dean Chance, Andy Messersmith and Bill Singer. 2. Dale Murphy, with 308. 3. Rod Smith (1,144 yards) and Ashley Lelie (1,084), in 2004. 4. Larry Brown (1988) and Roy Williams (1997). 5. The Philadelphia Flyers went 25-0-10 during the 1979-80 season. 6. It was 1968. 7. Three -two Masters (1977, 1981) and one U.S. Open (1982). From page 6BChild HomelessnessThe Homeless Coalitions PSA on child homelessness is one of three commer cials produced by the agency. The other two, focusing on veteran homelessness and the new face of homelessness, can also be found on the Lee County Homeless Coalitions YouTube.com channel, as well as the coalitions Facebook page and on local television networks. If you or anyone you know in Lee County is suffering from homelessness or challenges that could lead to homelessness, call 211 or contact the Lee County Homeless Coalition at 332-6600 or visit www.LeeHomeless.org for help.
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. ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun RESTAURANTS 14B ISLAND SS UN AUGUST 16, 2013Michael Billheimer, owner of Lighthouse Cafe Read us online at Island SS un NN ews .com Chips Sanibel Steakhouse has many great options for locals and tourists alike. It is open seven nights a week with daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring 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 such as strawberry-jalapeo tequila, blood orange vodka and 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 of asparagus and choice of potato; 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 Key lime pie fan, Chips has something for every sweet tooth. CHIPS SS ANIBEL SS TEAKHOUSE BAILEYS GENERAL STOREBaileys 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 GIRAFFEBlue 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. GE PP PETTO'S BB EA cC H FF OODIESThe little market on the east end of Sanibel offers grab and go beach cuisine. The breakfast menu includes sweet and savory croissants, three-cheese egg tartans, muffins and cakes, key lime tarts, cookies and macarons. Seasonal lunch and light dinners include sandwiches prepared on your choice of freshly baked artisan breads, NYC bakery style pizza, stromboli, pasta, salads, Foodie Dogs and now introducing the Foodie Knish. Daily sweets include Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream to accompany Cuban roasted coffee drinks, espresso, latte, cappuccino and teas. New to the menu is the GBF London Fog drink. Geppettos accommodates small catering events, brunches, family gatherings and beach picnics. Bakery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato and sorbet is served until 9 p.m. GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLEGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and Saturdays with Karaoke on Thursdays. Specials include prime rib on Tuesdays for $18, snow crab legs on Wednesdays for $18, and Chefs Choice Pasta for $15 on Thursdays. 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 tropical favorites. Football specials began August 4 in the bar area during NFL games (including pre-season) and Saturday college games. Food specials include 50-cent wings, $1.50 sliders and $2 chili cheese jumbo hot dog. For $5, choose from pretzels with beer cheese, chicken quesadilla, jalapeno poppers, loaded cheese fries or bratwurst. Cheese flatbread is $6. Drink specials include $1 Jello shots, $2 drafts of Bud Light and Yuengling, $2 bottles of Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, Millter Lite and Rolling Rock, and $2 off all wines by the glass. Bloody Marys are $3. There are free Jello shots with each Chicago or Buffalo touchdown. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. GRAMMA DOTSGramma 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. GREEN FLASHThe Green Flash has marvelous waterfront views of Captivas bayside and Pine Island Sound. The Green Flash was built on the site of the historic Timmys Nook, opened in 1950. Fittingly, seafood dominates the menu, although other options are offered as well. The Green Flash is easily navigable by boat and is located southwest of Marker 38 on the Intracoastal Waterway. Hours are daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for dinner. ILIL TESOROIl 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. GREAT WHITE GRILLThe 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. GREENHOUSE GRILLThe Greenhouse Grill is a charming European style bistro serving old world Mediterranean flavors using the freshest ingredients. The grill has been on Sanibel for 13 years. Burger with hand-cut frieds are served all day. Also on the menu are omelettes, tangy salads, homemade soups and signature dishes such as bouillabaise, balsamic lamb, veal chops and Florida fresh fish. The restaurant is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Outdoor seating is availible. Get $10 off checks totalling $50, one check per table please. C ROWROW SS NESTNEST AT TWEEN W ATERS INNThe 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. 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. DO cC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLEDoc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites best-selling mystery novels. This summer, in addition to its Sanibel restaurant, Doc Fords added a Captiva location, in Chadwicks Square. 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.
15B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 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 KITCHENIn 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. 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 PINOCCHIOS ORIGINAL ITALIAN ICE CREAMA Sanibel tradition for 33 years and home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch and Dirty Sand Dollar Ice Creams, this popular little green shop is located on the east end of Sanibel near the lighthouse in the Seahorse Shopping Center. Named in National Geographic Travel Guides Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America, all ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, sorbet, sorbetto and custards are made fresh every day from the finest and freshest ingredients. Pinocchios is famous for generous portions in unique flavors inspired by the beaches of Southwest Florida. Pinocchios displays 37 from a130+ repertoire of signature flavors. Come see why theres always a crowd at Pinocchios. Next door in sister shop Geppettos Beach Foodies. Hours 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or until the last person is served. Outdoor dining. Also offering sundaes, shakes, malts, smoothies, frozen coffee drinks, sundaes and hurricanes. continued on page 16B RC OTTER'S, CANTINA CAPTIVA, SUNSHINE SEAFOOD, KEYLIME BISTRO AND CAPTIVA PIZZA, YOGURT & GIFTSFive 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. LAZY FLAMINGOThe 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 and you can order a sandwich or hot food from the deli or help yourself at the wellstocked salad bar to take out. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. JERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELI LIGHTHOUSE CAFEThis 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. IL CIELOIL Cielo features eclectic fine dining as well as the more casual Cloud 9 Grille. The happy-hour menu includes specially priced appetizers and drink specials from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and patrons can enjoy appetizers priced at $6 each and two-for-one drink specials on all domestic bottled beer, well drinks and house wine selections. A three-course $35 per person price-fixed menu, complete with one bottle of house wine per couple, is available Tuesday through Thursday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. In addition to the two dining areas, Il Cielos interior also allows space separate from the main dining room for private functions or community events as well as outdoor patio dining. Il Cielo features a full liquor bar with a wide selection of wines as well as homemade desserts. ISLAND COWThe 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. JACARANDAThe Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge presents "Summer Break" Sunday through Thursday. For one low price, choose an appetizer, entree and dessert for $29.95. Our menu changes weekly. Please call for new menu items each week. Theres live music nightly in the patio lounge, which serves a selection of happy apps for $5.95 and half priced drinks during happy hour, 5 to 7 p.m. 10 to 40% OFFH SLEEPERS H MATTRESS SETS H PICTURES H LAMPS H PATIO DINING SETS H RECLINERS H DINING SETS H BEDROOM SETS H LIVING ROOM H TABLES Large Selection of Rattan & Wicker I fell in love with Furniture World the 1st time I went in. They had the SW Florida style furniture I was looking for. The staff made me feel very comfortable and helped me with my questions. Mary Weeks, Ft. 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16B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 Traders 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. TRADERS STORE & CAFE TRADITIONS ON THE BEACHTraditions 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. TIMBERS RESTAURANT & FISH MARKETThe 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.) SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPASundial Beach Resorts three bars and restaurants are open to the public. The resort is launching Sanibel Summerfest with two happy hours and weekend live entertainment. Danny Morgan and band members Andrea Prather and John McLane will play every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Turtles Caf & Patio, open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Other island performers will play on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The Danny Morgan Band will also perform Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m at the Sea Breeze Caf, overlooking the pool and the Gulf of Mexico. The Sea Breeze Caf is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. offering indoor and outdoor dining. Breakfast is served from 7 to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. The adjacent Waterview fine dining room serves dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. daily. There are two happy hours every day with reduced beverage prices at Turtles from 3 to 5 p.m. and at the Sea Breeze Caf from 5 to 7 p.m. Enter the contest to win a complimentary weekend for two with dinner in Waterview or the Sea Breeze Caf, plus breakfast each morning. The drawing will be held on Labor Day. You need not be present to win. Theres a pool side BBQ Blowout every Saturday until Labor Day from 12 to 4 p.m. with live entertainment. The buffet includes grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, and mahi-mahi 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.. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The 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. continued on page 19B Dont Invest One Cent Of Your Money In Bank CDs Until You Check Out is Guide!CD, IRA & Annuity Interest Rates Are at an All Time low. Is ere a Safe, Guaranteed Alternative To Increase Your Income?Call now for your FREE Guide 10 Secrets Your Banker Doesnt Want You To KnowCall 24 Hrs 800-771-4423CALL NOW QUANTITIES LIMITED Cycling Safety Notes WHEN STOPPED, CLEAR THE PATH AND ALLOW OTHERS TO BIKE THROUGH Its always frustrating for any path user, cyclist or other, to come across another user who has stopped and is blocking the path with their bicycle. Its also unsafe since its adding yet one more obstacle, another demand upon concentration. So lets be courteous and clear the path when were making that phone call or checking the map. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Phone: (239)489.0442 State Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years 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 SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORYdeal 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. ROSIES CAF & GRILLRosie'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. SANIBEL BEANThe 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. 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 SPROUTThe Sanibel Sprout is the islands only health food store and vegetarian/vegan gourmet take-out eatery. Organic juices, smoothies and pure, clean food is their hallmark and Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Let Medicine Be Thy Food" is their motto! Recently, they launched a new social media Kickstarter campaign and are humbly asking the island community to consider supporting their vision. The creation of Chef Nikkis new and expanded gourmet menu, together with the staff and equipment to support it, is their new objective. If you feel you can send even a dollar or two, please visit www.kickstarter. com and search for The Sanibel Sprout. The Sanibel Sprouts juice bar attracts a lively crowd of health conscious islanders and visitors, and their daily lunch specials are very popular. SANIBEL GRILLThe 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. To celebrate its 22nd anniversary, the grill is serving two dinners for $22 July 22 -28. From page 15BRestaurants ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE President General Manager Personal Lines Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472 3022 Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. We are HERE for all your insurance needs
17B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, As your children begin a new school year that will probably be filled with emotional ups and downs, its important to pay attention to their psychological well being as well as their academics. Here are some tips from the National Association of School Psychologists to promote and support positive mental health for your children. Have a great new school year! Create a sense of belonging Feeling connected and welcomed is essential to childrens positive adjustment, self-identification, and sense of trust in others and themselves. Building strong, positive relationships among students, school staff, and parents is important to promoting mental wellness. Promote resilience Adversity is a natural part of life and being resilient is important to overcoming challenges and good mental health. Connectedness, competency, helping others and successfully facing difficult situations can foster resilience. Develop competencies Children need to know that they can overcome challenges and accomplish goals through their actions. Achieving academic success and developing individual talents and interests helps children feel competent and more able to deal with stress positively. Social competency is also important. Having friends and staying connected to friends and loved ones can enhance mental wellness. Ensure a positive, safe school environment Feeling safe is critical to students learning and mental health. Promote positive behaviors such as respect, responsibility and kindness. Prevent negative behaviors such as bullying and harassment. Teach children to work together to stand up to a bully, encourage them to reach out to lonely or excluded peers, celebrate acts of kindness, and reinforce the availability of adult support. Teach and reinforce positive behaviors and decision making Provide consistent expectations and support. Teaching children social skills, problem solving and conflict resolution supports good mental health. Catch them being successful. Positive feedback validates and reinforces behaviors or accomplishments that are valued by others. Encourage helping others Children need to know that they can make a difference. Pro-social behaviors build selfesteem, foster connectedness, reinforce personal responsibility and present opportunities for positive recognition. Helping others and getting involved in reinforces being part of the community. Encourage good physical health Good physical health supports good mental health. Healthy eating habits, regular exercise and adequate sleep protect kids against the stress of tough situations. Regular exercise also decreases negative emotions such as anxiety, anger and depression. Educate the school community and students on symptoms of and help for mental health problems Information helps break down the stigma surrounding mental health and enables adults and students recognize when to seek help. School mental health professionals can provide useful information on symptoms of problems like depression or suicide risk. These can include a change in habits, withdrawal, decreased social and academic functioning, erratic or changed behavior and increased physical complaints. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Welcome WeekEdison State College announced that its welcome week for the students, staff and faculty will be August 21 through 29 Welcome week is a great chance for our students to become acclimated to the campus. It allows them to socialize and connect with other students, faculty and staff, said Michael Beane, Student Life Coordinator for the Charlotte Campus. During the week, Student Life will be hosting activities such as Open for Business and Speed Dating, where students will get a chance to connect, network, and socialize beyond the classroom with each other and with business leaders from the county. On Thursday, August 29, players from the Charlotte Stone Crabs will be on campus to meet, greet, and sign autographs. For more information about welcome week, contact Michael Beane, Student Life Coordinator for Charlotte Campus at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 941637-5634. Share your community news with us. 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My Stars FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Impatience with those who dont keep up with you can cause resistance, which, in turn, can lead to more delays. Best to be helpful and supportive if you want results. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A surprise announcement from a colleague could put you on the defensive. Gather your facts and respond. Youll soon find the situation shifting in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Time spent away from a project pays off with a new awareness of options you hadnt considered before. Weigh them carefully before deciding which to choose. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Consider confronting that personal conflict while theres still time to work things out. A delay can cause more problems. A longtime colleague might offer to mediate. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Some emerging matters could impede the Lions progress in completing an important project. Best advice: Deal with them now, before they can create costly delays. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your aspect continues to favor an expanding vista. This could be a good time to make a career move, and taking an out-of-town job could be a good way to do it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Disruptive family disputes need to be settled so that everyone can move on. Avoid assuming this burden alone, though. Ask for -no, demand -help with this problem. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Patience is called for as you await word on an important workplace situation. A personal circumstance, however, could benefit by your taking immediate action. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Dont lose confidence in yourself. Those doubters are likely to back off if you demand they show solid proof why they think your ideas wont work. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A temporary setback might cause the usually sure-footed Goat some unsettling moments. But keep going. The path ahead gets easier as you move forward. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Theres welcome news from the workplace. There also could be good news involving a relationship that has long held a special meaning for you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might still need to cut some lingering ties to a situation that no longer has the appeal it once held. In the meantime, you can start to explore other opportunities. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of whats right can inspire others if you remember not to push too hard to make your case. Moderation works best for you. Long Island -between Gravesend and New Utrecht -with 24,000 men, and on Sept. 15 captured New York City. It would remain in British hands until the end of the war. editor Horace Greeley publishes a blistering editorial, The Prayer of Twenty Millions, calling on President Abraham Lincoln to declare emancipation for all slaves. Unbeknownst to Greeley, Lincoln was already moving in the direction of emancipation. Jackson becomes the first person to photograph Colorados elusive Mount of the Holy Cross, providing reliable proof of its existence. Two deep snow-filled ravines at 90-angles form a large cross on the steep northeast face of a 14,000-foot mountain peak. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana, now the home of the Indianapolis 500. The tracks surface of crushed rock and tar proved a disaster, breaking up and causing the deaths of two drivers, two mechanics and two spectators. begins with Benny Goodmans triumphant Palomar Ballroom performance in Los Angeles. When his relatively staid arrangements began to lose the young crowd, Goodman pulled out upbeat, syncopated rhythm arrangements -to the crowds immense delight -and swing was born. of a crippling strike by railroad workers, President Harry Truman issues an executive order putting Americas railroads under the control of the U.S. Army. The railroad strike lasted for 21 months. He used the same justification for seizing control of steel plants when the United Steel Workers union struck later in the year. betting on baseball, Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose accepts a settlement that includes a lifetime ban from the game. Rose continued to proclaim his innocence, but in 2004, Rose published My Prison Without Bars, in which he finally confessed to gambling on the Reds. and poet Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. Washington with mischief on your mind, youll need to keep in mind this state law: A motorist with criminal intentions (must) stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he (or she) is entering the town. Ill bet that one has been really effective in stopping crime. only 3 percent of all mammal species actually mate for life. average dream, it will last about 20 minutes. designed the Oscar statuette given to the recipients of the annual Academy Awards. Interestingly, Gibbons moved to Hollywood and worked for MGM as an art director and set designer, and his work earned him 11 of the Oscars that he himself designed. bats always turn to the left when exiting a cave. love honey -after all, popular culture is full of images of bears going after a hive. The bears do, in fact, eat the honey, but theyre really after the bees, their pupae and their larvae. plants that contain some form of cyanide. that the word obstreperous means noisy and difficult to control. You probably dont realize, though, that the noun most likely to follow the word obstreperous is teenager. But I doubt youll be surprised. Some editors are failed writers, but so THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 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. 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19B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 From page 16BLive On The IslandsGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille has live music tonight, Friday, by Slow Deal rock band; and on Saturday by Robby Hutto guitar & vocals; 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, Sanibels own Pianoman Joe McCormick plays 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 Cafe at Sundial Beach Resort features the Danny Morgan Band Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. as well as live entertainment on Saturdays at the same time. Turtles Beach & Pool Bar at Sundial Beach Resort features live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. with Danny Morgan performing on Fridays. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 395-2299. Business Joins Hall Of Sponsors Zebra Frozen Yogurt joins a group of other sponsors, whose signs will adorn the City of Sanibel Recreation Center Hall of Sponsors wall. Proceeds from sponsorships assist with scholarships for the Sanibel Recreation Center After School Program, Fun Days, Holiday and Summer Day Camp. For more information, call volunteer chairperson Barry Alan Roth at 3139591or Andrea Miller, recreation director, at 472-0345. Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate has recognized its top producers for July. Top listing producers are Team McMurray and Nette. Top Listing Producer Individual is Andre Arensman. Top Sales Producers are the Burns Family Team. Top Sales Producer Individual or Partners are John & Denice Beggs. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Andre Arensman McMurray and Nette Team Denice and John Beggs Burns Team 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
20B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 By now, most of us have heard about the tragic death of James Gandolfini, the actor who por trayed mafia boss Tony Soprano in the HBO hit series. Many of you may have also heard about how his Last Will & Testament seemed to include quite a few questionable decisions. These questionable decisions include several items, among them his estate didnt take advantage of the marital deduction to the extent necessary to defer a significant sum of estate tax; he left millions to an infant daughter in such a way so that she will have full access and control over all of the funds by the tender young age of 21 without supervision; and how he left amounts to his sisters in an estate tax disadvantageous way meaning that when his sisters die the assets will likely be estate taxed again which could have been avoided. Whether these mistakes were the fault of the attorney or the client making poor decisions over his attorneys objections is not the focus of my column today. What I wish to talk about is how the media (and now everyone else) knows the intimate details of Mr. Gandolfinis private estate affairs. How could this be? Arent our wills and the inventories of our estates private? Ive written in past columns that wills are not private. When we die, our wills are filed with the local probate court. Anyone can go down to the probate court (or in some cases look the file up online) and review a will to see who was left what and how it was to be distributed. While inventories (our assets subject to probate) are not supposed to be subject to anyones review, in Florida all one has to allege is that they are an interested party to have access to this very private and sensitive information. Revocable trusts, in contrast, can per form the same function as wills (direct the disposition of ones assets upon death), but because they are not required to be filed in a court, they add a very important level of privacy. Revocable trusts allow for the management of the assets in the trust name by the successor trustee without involving a court. So long as the assets are properly transferred and titled in the name of the trust prior to the trust makers death, everything should avoid public scrutiny. In virtually all cases, clients who draft their dispositive plans in revocable trusts also have wills, commonly referred to as pour over wills because they catch assets that havent been funded into the trust at death and then pour them into the trust. These wills are often abbreviated, simply providing that any assets in the estate should be distributed pursuant to the trust. Thus, even if a probate estate is opened to take care of assets that havent been properly funded into the trust at death, the only document available for public inspection is a simple will saying nothing about the disposition of ones assets. For those who are in the public spotlight especially, privacy about ones affairs is paramount. Former CEOs and company heads should take a lesson from Mr. Gandolfinis estate experience if they dont want newspapers, business magazines, Internet bloggers and trade journals commenting on their most delicate affairs. We commoners also have an inter est in privacy. If one has a disinherited family member or has a former spouse who might take advantage of discover ing financial and legal details of ones estate, a trust is most preferable to a will for obvious reasons. Moreover, there are scammers out there who can use the public information from our probate court files to try to prey on our loved ones dur ing a vulnerable time. Ive found that those who resided in the northeastern United States typically have wills even though trusts might offer more benefits. Its my understanding that probate is not an onerous, time consuming process as it is here in Florida. In fact, I have had conversations with several attorneys from up north who dont like trusts and view them as simply revenue devices for attorneys who recommend them. And privacy is not the only benefit of having a revocable trust. Ease of administration in the event of incapacity of the trusts maker is yet another highlight trusts offer over wills. Ive written about that in past columns and dont have the space here today to go into great detail. Nevertheless, hopefully the James Gandolfini case will open both the eyes of practitioners as well as their clients as to the many benefits that revocable trusts provide. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerEstate Planning L essons From T ony S opranoby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, T rusts & Estates A ttorney; CPA Insurance Tip Flood Insurances G oing Upby Marge MeekWhile the emphasis on skyrocketing flood rates has primarily been on older ground level homes, flood premium increases will hit all of us located in flood zones. Most of our islands are in A or V zones and the rates have been found to be significantly under estimated. Homes in V zones (coastal high-velocity zones) typically are gulf front, but the mapping has moved some houses that have no view of the ocean into V as well. Those rates are going to increase 11 percent, while those who have older (PreFIRM) homes will go up 17 percent. Homes in A zones, which are the bulk of our homes, will increase 6 percent, while older homes (pre-1979 on Sanibel or 1984 on Captiva) will increase 16 percent. To see what zone your property is in, look at your flood insurance declaration page. About the only option to reduce your flood insurance besides lowering your personal property coverage, is to increase your deductibles. The deductible options go in increments of $1,000 from $1,000 to $5,000. Changes to your policy need to be done at renewal. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
21B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 deaRPharmacistHigh Insulin Is Worse T han High Blood S ugarby S uzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I am now up to 14 medications for the following problems: High cholesterol, heart disease, pre-diabetes, cataracts, arrhythmias, allergies, memory problems and enlarged prostate (BPH). The medications make me sick and sleepy. I need some fresh perspective. CP, Kansas City, Kansas Fresh perspective is my middle name. You take a lot of medicine for many conditions, which makes me wonder why they call it the golden years. In the note you sent me, it appears that no one has measured your serum insulin! Chronically elevated insulin hormone has also been associated with Parkinsons disease, nerve pain and autoimmune diseases like lupus and cancer. Yes... cancer! Breast cancer and pancreatic cancer are connected to high insulin. And according to an August 2009 study published in The Journal of The National Cancer Institute elevated insulin. You should ask your doctor to measure this for you. There are many well designed, clinical trials published in respected journals that show an association to high insulin and the very disorders that you have. Insulin is a pancreatic hormone that reduces blood sugar (which rises after you eat a meal). All physicians know to measure your blood glucose, but many do not bother with insulin. You should measure both glucose and insulin. The ratio of glucose to insulin is more valuable than the level of either one alone. Just because your blood glucose is normal does not mean that everything is hunky dory. The ratio of glucose to insulin should be less than 10:1. The following information is hard to find, unless you have my Diabetes Without Drugs book. If you dont, Ill tell you now: A persons insulin levels may be sky high because the pancreas is working on overdrive to push the blood sugar into the cell. Remember, insulin puts sugar into the cell, so if you have a lot of sugar in your system, then your insulin can be very high for many years while your blood sugar remains normal. This is a dangerous place to be because your being told that you do not have diabetes (and Im saying you might). The insulin can be high because the pancreas is pumping it out all day long to push the sugar into the cell. Good time to tell you that insulin makes a person fat! The higher your insulin, the more weight gain. So as a side note, if you are dealing with stubborn weight that refuses to come off, you may have high insulin. Some people are perfect when a fasting blood glucose test is performed, but when they eat, their insulin goes haywire. You wouldnt see this on a fasting blood sugar test so a post prandial blood glucose test is important, too. Ive expanded this column to include the proper ranges for all your labs, as well as supplements that lower blood sugar. If youd like to read this, just sign up for my free newsletter at my website, upper right hand corner. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts, 1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Mom A nd Me by L 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, My husband retired at 55 and he was in very good health. Since he had worked his 30 years and he was eligible for retirement, he decided to take it, but I thought it was entirely too early. He has puttered around the house, but hasnt really done much and I think I deserve a halo for keeping my sanity. He is now 85 years old and his health is beginning to fail and what lies ahead for us is not good. Please tell others that retirement takes planning and adjustment. It isnt much fun unless you are self motivated. I think it is better to work until you drop. What do you think? Tessy Dear Tessy, A few years ago, many people like your husband were eager to retire. They may have been bored with their job, tired and a little depressed, so they thought all of their problems would be over if they just left. Many found that after just three months, they were still bored, tired and a little depressed. Retirement takes exactly what you have said and only now, many want to stay working for as long as possible. The shuffleboard mentality seems to be over. Personally, as long as my health is good, I will stay working... and I do think you do deserve a halo. Lizzie Dear Tessy, Individuals can live approximately a quarter of their lives in retirement. It is critically important to begin planning for retirement when one starts working save, develop interest, create a social network and take care of your health. Individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting who have planned all aspects of their retirement report retirement as joyous and engaging. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com. Forever S tamps Honor A mericas Industrial WorkersThe contributions of Americas industrial-era workers are memorialized on a new sheet of Forever stamps titled Made In America: Building A Nation. The stamps, which feature black-and-white photographs of industrial workers, were dedicated at the Department of Labor by Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe. With Labor Day around the corner, the Postal Service is proud to honor the men and women who helped build this country with their own hands, Donahoe said. They mined the coal that warmed our homes. They made the clothes we wore on our backs. Let each stamp serve as a small reminder of the dedication, work ethic, and sacrifices that make America great. Joining Donahoe at the ceremony was recently-appointed Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Tom Perez and Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO Elizabeth Shuler. The pane features 12 stamps, each showing a different man or woman hard at work. In the top row are an airplane maker; a derrick worker on the Empire State Building; a millinery apprentice; and a laborer on a hoisting ball on the Empire State Building. In the middle row are a linotyper in a publishing house; a welder on the Empire State Building; a coal miner; and riveters on the Empire State Building. In the bottom row are a powerhouse mechanic; a railroad track walker; a textile worker; and a crew member guiding a beam on the Empire State Building. Eleven of the stamp images were taken by photographer Lewis Hine, who is famous for his work which helped tell the story of early 20th-century laborers. There are five stamp sheets available, each with a different photo in the selvage area, or area outside the stamps, on the sheet. The coal miner appears again on a selvage, along with three additional Lewis Hine photos. A Margaret Bourke-White photo of a female welder is also featured. ISLAND PHARMACY(Voted Best Pharmacy on The Island 6 years)CARING FOR YOU AND ABOUT YOU2330 Palm Ridge Rd. #12, Sanibel
22B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013 D ys Reappointed T o G overnors A dvisory CouncilShell Point President Peter Dys has been reappointed to the Continuing Care Advisory Council by Governor Rick Scott for a term continuing through September 30, 2014. It has been my honor to serve on the Governors Continuing Care Advisory Council since 2005, said Dys. Im privileged to take part in another productive year with the CCAC and help continue its important mission of ensuring high standards of care for Floridas seniors.Dys has provided consistent involvement and assistance to Florida Representatives and Senators on issues regarding senior care. The Continuing Care Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Office of Insurance Regulation. The council recommends to the office any changes in statutes and rules pertaining to Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Additionally, upon the request of the office, the council assists with any corrective action, rehabilitation or cessation of business plan for a provider. Dys has served as President and CEO of Shell Point Retirement Community since August, 1985, after serving on its Board of Directors from 1981 to 1985. He previously served as the founder and Executive Director of the Lancaster County Office of Aging in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1985, where he was responsible for a broad array of community-based services to assist older persons to remain as independent and autonomous as possible. In 2008, Dys received the Distinguished Service Award from Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging for his outstanding achievements in the retirement and life care industry. Peter Dys Eden Energy MedicineT he Basics To U nderstanding Meridian T racingby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML(03-12)Last week, general infor mation about Meridians, our energetic bloodstream, was presented. This week, you will learn the fundamental basic information needed to understand the concepts associated with tracing each of your 14 meridians. This column will serve as a reference tool that will be beneficial to review as you learn to trace each new meridian. I trace all of my meridians each morning in less than one minute. It takes about three months of steady practice to become proficient, but the effort is well worth it. My energy is more resilient, balanced and my perspective on life so positive, which I attribute to EEM. Organs Ten meridians have a defined pathway directly to the organ for which it is named. For example, heart meridian has an energetic link to the heart and thus impacts the circulatory and nervous systems. The meridians bring vitality and balance, adjust your metabolism and determine the speed of cellular change, all of which is essential to maintain health. Yin & Yang Each meridian is either a Yin meridian or a Yang meridian, with opposing yet complimentary forces. This duality is reflects the fundamental essence of nature, life and energy. The meridians have paired partners, one being Yin and the other being Yang. For example, the heart is a Yin meridian and its partner, small intestine, is the Yang meridian. Together, they create a powerful rhythm. Yin tends to be the most innermost, receptive, deep, internal, solid and has feminine qualities. Yin meridians are central, kidney, liver, heart, circulationsex, spleen and lung. Yang tends to have more masculine qualities, is assertive, is directed outward toward the world, tend to be hollow organs, and are more expressive. Yang meridians are governing, bladder, gallbladder, small intestine, triple warmer, stomach and large intestine. Low & High Tides Each meridian has a high tide, meaning the time of day it is at its peak performance. Its energy is maximized. Twelve hours later, it will be at its low tide, meaning that is it most susceptible. For example, heart meridian high tide is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and its low tide is 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Did you know that most heart attacks occur during the low tide? Additionally, each meridian has a relationship with its polar opposite in time. At hearts low tide 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., gallbladder meridian is at high tide. Meridian Flow Wheel of Time Chinese Traditional Medicine has developed a 24-hour cycle Flow Wheel, in which each meridian is given its prime time, and in tracing meridians, we will always begin and end with central and governing meridians, and then begin our tracing with the meridian at high tide at the time of day we begin tracing the meridians. For example, if it is 12:20 p.m., we will begin tracing with heart meridian, then follow to small intestine, whose high tide is 1 to 3 p.m., then trace bladder, whose high tide is 3 to 5 p.m., and so forth until we have traced all meridians and returned again to trace heart, where we started. Affirmation EEM has developed affirmations for each meridian. For example, the affirmation for heart meridian is I deeply and completely love and accept myself. Since matter follows energy, stating the affirmation literally begins to shift your view of yourself!Beginning and Ending Points on the Body Each meridian has a point on the body where it begins and a point where it ends. For example, heart meridian begins under the deepest recess of your arm pit and ends at the medial edge of the nail of your little finger. It is defined and easy to find.Broad Sweep with Palms of Hands Remembering that the electromagnetic pull of our hands influences our energy, by using the palm of the hand over the meridian pathway, energy will jump to meet your hands. Thus, you dont have to be perfectly precise with the exact location. Have fun with your energy! Next weeks topic is Turn Off Your Radio Receiver Trace Central Meridian. 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. Environmental L inks T o CancerOn August 1, Susan G. Komen announced $4.5 million in research funding to more fully understand the role that environmental issues play in breast cancer development. The grants will be part of Komens $42 million 2013 research portfolio, which includes $225,000 in new funding to researchers at one Florida institution. The new environmental grants will build on research that Komen has already funded to more fully understand the role of toxins and other environmental factors that may contribute to breast cancer. Komen Chief Mission Officer Chandini Portteus said that the environmental grants are just one element in Komens more than $790 million research program the largest breast cancer research investment of any nonprofit outside of the U.S. government. These environmental studies will add to our understanding of how breast cancer develops, Portteus said. At the same time, Komen will continue to fund research along the entire cancer spectrum from prevention, to better screening, more personalized treatments for metastatic disease, and ending disparities in outcomes for women of color and those without adequate access to healthcare. G ot A Problem? D r. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: What are some stereotypes of the aging process in our western culture?A: We westerners for the most part have difficulty with the aging process. In our culture, we are not taught about aging; therefore, we are unprepared to embrace aging as well as we could. Just look at our television commercials. They try to sell us age-defying wrinkle creams, lotions and serums, as well as weight-loss pills and gadgets to tone the tummy and give us six-pack abs. The fashion and celebrity magazines are so youth-oriented, they make it seem as if aging never happens. It is something we have to hide. In Japan, silver hair and wrinkles are not looked down upon, and wisdom and service are valued. Will we westerners ever get to that place? Scientists have recently discovered that the adult brain can adapt itself to compensate for damage, such as may occur from a stroke, for instance, by producing new neural networks, a phenomenon known as plasticity. What is even more exciting, researchers have found that the brain, known to suffer from the regular death of cells through aging, also experiences the growth of new cells. Older people can be as mentally competent as their younger counterparts and, often, have greater depth and wisdom from accumulated experience. They can offer compassion, kindness and guidance to those younger in a society that values their contributions. Perhaps you are at a crossroads, facing retirement or advancing age. At these crossroads, we can either be consumed with fear or excited about entering a new phase of life filled with adventure and new beginnings. Carl Jung warned of being too occupied with the self later in life. Older age and retirement offer us the chance to be of service to others, which in turn, provides the rewards that service to others brings. Our country needs its people, vibrant and contributing at every stage of life. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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No job to big/small Landscape packages/ irrigation systems Free estimates 239-340-0515 NSNS 8/9 CCCC 8/16 SOD AND LANDSCA pP INGHELLES CC LEANING SS ERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction NSNS 1/4 P CC T FNFN P AINTINGAINTING GOATGOAT Professional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com R SS 4/19 CCCC T FNFN II sland VV acationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277R SS 1/4 BM T FNFN VACATION RENTAL LIGLIG H TT H OO U SESE 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 WANTED AA NN uU AL RR ENTAL WANTEDSingle 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. NSNS 6/28 CCCC T FNFN SERVICES O ffFF ERED CC OM pP ANION 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 R SS 1/4 BM T FNFN SANISANI B ELEL H OMEOME W ATCATC HRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates R SS 1/4 BM T FNFN ROGERROGER NODRNODR UFF ELECTRICELECTRIC Aqualink Motor Controls. R SS 6/7 CCCC T FNFN HOME/ CONDOCONDO WATC hH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured RS 1/4 BM TFN DD R uU M TT EAC hH ERAll Styles Rock Jazz Latin Reading Rudiments and more. Years of playing and teaching experience Full teaching studios in home off McGregor. 1st lesson FREE! NSNS 8/9 CCCC 8/23 HO uU SEKEE pP ER GG IRL FRIDA yY Experienced Housekeeper. Excellent References, Reliable, I will also help with light cooking and errands. Call Heather (239) 826-1045 Sanibel & Lee Co. License NSNS 8/16 CCCC 8/16 MOMO B ILEILE H OMEOME P ERIERI W INKLEINKLE P ARKARK $115,000. 60 x 12 w/ 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. email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. R SS 8/9 CCCC 8/9 REAL ESTATE CC ONDO fF OR SS ALE MILLIONMILLION DOLLARDOLLAR VIEVIE W ONON TT H EE W ATERATER Why pay Sanibel prices when right across the bridge on San Carlos Bay looking over at the island is Punta Rassa, a peninsula with gorgeous views every direction you look. This 2 bedroom 2 bath condo has tile in living areas and master bedroom, open cabinets, hurricane shutters on lanai and views. Priced at $335,000 and buyer will give $10,000 credit for anything buyer wants to add to unit. Call Karen Wojnar, NSNS 8/16 CCCC 8/16 VOLVOL U NTEERNTEER OO PP ORTORT U NITNIT YThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity 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 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm 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 Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital. NSNS 2/8 CCCC T FNFN hH EL pP wW ANTEDED Para 6hrs. Tolls Paid NSNS 8/9 NCNC T FNFN TT H ERAERA PY TECTEC H NICIANNICIAN / OO FF ICEICE ASSISTANTASSISTANT needed for physical therapy clinic on Periwinkle Way. Must have excellent communication and multi-tasking skills, Windows. Experience in medical or therapy part-time off-season, Mon-Fri. Please e-mail resume/cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, or bring to 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2. NSNS 8/16 CCCC 8/16 hH EL pP wW ANTEDQU IETIET SANISANI B ELEL H OMEOME W/P RIVATERIVA TE B EACEAC H P ATAT H3200 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. NSNS 5/31 CCCC T FNFN ANN uU AL RENTAL DIRECTLDIRECTL Y ACROSSACROSS F ROMROM B EACEAC H custom wood staircase, All High End appliances, separate bar, full custom large 3 car garage. A rare offering @ $3,500/mo. CANALCANAL & DOCKDOCK Five Minutes to Sanibel Toll-Booth!! This UF ground level updated home of fers 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 Properties, II nc. Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Ownersanibelannualrentals.com R SS 7/26 BM T FNFN ANN uU AL RENTALS SS ANI bB EL fF ORT M yY ERSFOR RR ENTCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. R SS 3/15 CCCC 8/30 RERE / MAMA X OO F TT H EE ISLANDSISLANDS Putting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com R SS 1/4 BM T FNFN
29B ISLAND SS UN AUGUST 16, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS TT o advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 PETSFR EEEE KI TTETTE N TT O GOOD HOM EE Free kitten to good, safe home. No de-clawing. Fiesty Bengal mix. Call 472-1788 after 5 p.m.NS 5/31 NC TFN WA nN TE dD T oO BUYC ASAS H PAPA ID FOR MILI TATA R YY I TETE M SS Cash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/7 CC 8/30 C AA R forFOR SA lL E2007 BB U ickICK LAC roRO SSE CLX16,500 miles, beige color, 4 door, all power, seldom driven off island, $14,000. Call Ken at 472-2012.RS 7/12 NC TFN B oO ATS cC A noNO ES kK AYA kK SD ockOCK A gG EHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 22-F ooOO T G lL A ciCI E rR BB AY CATA mM A rR A nN In good condition. Needs some detailing and a high pressure fuel pump. $9,000 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 (239) 472-3644, ext. 221 or development@ crowclinig.org. Or contact Peg Albert at (239) 472-3644, ext. 232 or peg@ crowclinic.org. RS 7/26 NC TFN hH E lL P WA nN TE dD VOL UU N TEETEE R SS N EEEE D EE DAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN VOL UU N TEETEE R SS N EEEE D EE DVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN SS E rvRV E rR S AA SS iI STA nN T SS E rvRV E rR S L inIN E cookCOOK IL 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 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgH EE L PP USUS PP L EASEEASE !!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or email@example.comRS 1/4 NC TFN loLO STLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395RS 1/4 NC TFN F oO U ndND Prescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN loLO ST A ndND foFO U ndNDTT OOL BB OX WASWAS H ESES UPUP ON SASA NI BEBE LThis tool box with motor parts washed up on shore Saturday morning, May 8 about 8:30 on the beach at Sundial Resort on Sanibel Island. To claim call Sundial Resort Security 239-472-4151.NS 6/14 CC TFN AA DIROND AA CK CH AA IR SS Lost 2 large recycled plastic adirondack chairs. The chairs are blue and were last offered. Call Ed at 239/579-0598.NS 8/16 NC 8/16 loLO ST A ndND foFO U ndND Read us online atIsland SS un NN ews.com
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 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) ................ 395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................ 278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony .................................... 472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts ........................... 939-2787 Naples Philharmonic ..................................... 597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater ..................... 472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League ............................... 472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony ................................... 418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) ..... 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 AUGUST 16, 2013 Pets Of T he Week Styles ID# 566341 photo by squaredogphoto.com Hi, my name is Styles and Im a two-year-old American Staffordshire terrier. Im handsome, reserved, patient, loyal and intelligent. I guess you could call me the strong silent type. You will fall in love with me within minutes. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Theres No Place Like Home 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, 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. Humane S ociety T o Hold Vigil For A nimalsThe Gulf Coast Humane Society and Bell Tower Shops will partner for the second year for the International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) International Homeless Animals Day. They will hold a Candlelight Vigil at Bell Tower Shops on August 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. to memorialize the animals that have lost their lives due to pet over-population. Participants will be able to decorate luminary bags for a suggested $5 donation. Each bag will be lit around the fountain and courtyard area at 8 p.m. Luminary bags can be personalized the day of the event in Center Court or in advance at the Gulf Coast Humane Society. International Homeless Animals Day is a day for all organizations and individuals in the animal rights and welfare fields to raise awareness of pet overpopulation. This day also supports spaying and neuter ing of pets as well as reinforcing the importance of adopting.The Humane Society is at 2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers. For more information call 332-0364, email: Courtney@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org, or visit www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Wolf It D own Event T o A id A nimal S anctuaryShy Wolf Sanctuary invites food lovers to Wolf it Down at the annual Hooters and Harley benefit. The event will feature an eating contest on August 24 at 2 p.m. to benefit the more than 50 abandoned and neglected animals being cared for at the sanctuary and to help fund the building of a new facility. Hooters will donate their hottest wings for the contest, which will be limited to the first 10 adults over the age of 18 to register. The winner will be whoever eats the largest amount of hot wings in 10 minutes. There will be prizes for first, second and third place winners. Participants will pay a $10 donation to compete. There is no charge for spectators or guests. The annual event also includes a bikini bike wash by the Hooters girls, a bike and car show, swimsuit contest and a country music concert with One Night Rodeo. For sponsorships or to sign up for the contest, contact Shy Wolfs event manager, Lia Arnold at 2462835 or email Barry at ShyWolfSanctuary@gmail.com. To learn more, visit www.shywolfsanctuary.com or call 455-1698.
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OUR FAMILY HAS CALLED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOME FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS. IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR WORKING WITHIN THE SAN-CAP COMMUNITY OVER THE PAST 18 MONTHS TO BRING QUALITY REPRESENTATION TO THOSE IMPACTED BY THE ACTS OF BP. WE ARE BLESSED TO CALL OURSELVES NATIVES, GRATEFUL TO BE WELCOMED BY THE SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA COMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGED TO CONTINUE TO OFFER REPRESENTATION TO THOSE IMPACTED BY THE BP OIL SPILL. wilburlaw.com | 239.334.7696SAWYER C. SMITH ESQ. OF THE WILBUR SMITH LAW FIRM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT695 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, Fla 33957 | 1415 Hendry St, Ft. Myers, Fla 3390132B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 16, 2013