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AUGUST-S EPTEMBER SUNRI SE/ SUN SET: SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 rfn PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAI D FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com S anibel P romotes Water Quality As T op P riorityby Jeff LysiakFollowing several weeks of witnessing the waters surrounding the island become invaded with coffee-colored freshwater plumes, the City of Sanibel according to Mayor Kevin Ruane pivoted its position and has made water quality its number one priority. Last Wednesday, the city council called for a special meeting at MacKenzie Hall, which drew a near-capacity crowd of residents, business owners and concerned citizens. During the two-hour session, Ruane and James Evans, Sanibels director of natural resources, outlined the Caloosahatchee conditions, ecological and economic impacts of the freshwater releases coming from Lake Okeechobee, along with federal and state legislative priorities.Water quality issues can impact consumer confidence, said Ruane, who noted that Lee and Collier counties combine to contribute $4.3 billion in tourism annually, along with 85,000 jobs. And when you make it about dollars and cents, people really seem to understand it.During his PowerPoint presentation, Evans noted that on the morning of August 20, the depth of Lake Okeechobee was measured at 15.70 feet; on the same date last year, the lake measured at 12.5 feet. Water releases from the lake are distributed nearly three-to-one towards the west coast, he explained, and flows at S-79 are averaging 9,803 cubic feet per second (cfs) over the past 30 days. Evans also discussed various state and federal projects related to water storage, the rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike and the current status of local waters. Low salinity levels are impacting the continued on page 8 A special meeting of the Sanibel City Council drew a near-capacity crowd on August 21, where residents, business owners and concerned citizens heard about the citys plan to make water quality its number one priority photos by Jeff Lysiak Wolanin T o Headline Inaugural S anibel FunFestby Jeff LysiakOne of Sanibel Islands rising talents, singersongwriter Whitney Wolanin, will be the headline act at the inaugural Sanibel FunFest this coming season at The Community House. In fact, it will mark the first time in five years that the Billboard chart-topping recording star will be performing in her hometown. Unless you count singing in the shower, joked Wolanin during a press conference on Monday morning at The Community House. The last time I performed on the island was a show I did at The Sanibel School, when I was still in high school. That was a long time ago, so Im really excited to perform here again. To kick-off the first-ever Sanibel FunFest, Wolanin is scheduled to perform with her six-piece band on Friday, January 24 at 7 p.m. A VIP cocktail reception with Wolanin at The Community House is slated to start at 6 p.m. Wolanin, whose single Honesty peaked at #21 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts in 2012, is currently promoting her latest single, Wrong Guy (I Did It This Time), and looking forward to an upcoming holiday tour in November and December. Im releasing a cover version of Run, Run Rudolph, which nobodys done in a long time, said Wolanin. Im really pumped for that tour. The 23-year-old musician, who began her recording career at age 13, said that her performance at The Community House will include an assortment of her early hits, material from her latest album as well as songs from her next CD, due out in 2014. It will sound a little more pop, said Wolanin, who noted that she did all of the musical arrangements herself. Its a little more personal, and I think it sounds a little closer to what you hear on the radio today. The Fort Myers High School and Vanderbilt University alum also explained that she enjoys being an artist on an independent label, rather than under the control of a major studio. I never wanted to be, like, a success overnight, she said, because you go away just as fast. In addition to Wolanins concert on Friday night, the Sanibel FunFest will continue on Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Activities will include music by the Caribbean Chillers, a popular Jimmy Buffet tribute band, as well as a performance by The Sanibel Schools Steel Drum Band, hula dance, mermaid and pirate competitions, a sand sculpture display, local arts and crafts, indoor games for children and food and beverage concessions. That evening, from 6 to 9 p.m., The Community House will host a Polynesian Review & Luau, featuring authentic music of the South Pacific Islands, hula, knife and torch dances plus a pig roast dinner with all the trimmings. The entire family will enjoy this festive feast. Finally on Sunday, January 26, the FunFest will culminate with an automobile and continued on page 3 Whitney Wolanin reacts to a question during a press conference at The Community House on Monday photo by Jeff Lysiak
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 20132 Shell Museum To Hold Outrageous Celebrity DinnerThe dress code is outrageous for The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums Celebrity Island Dinner planned for Tuesday, October 1. The event is co-sponsored and hosted by Traders Store & Cafe on Sanibel. This years theme is Outrageously Island, and attendees are being urged to go all out for the occasion, There will be karaoke with friends after dinner, and entertainment from island favorites. Tipping the celebrity waiters for outrageous and excellent service will be encouraged. Among the celebrity waiters will be Clay Miller and Krista Fogelsong from NBC-2 serving cocktails and Richard Johnson from Baileys General Store dishing outb the entres. The Outrageously Happy Hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a four-course dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Shell Museum. More than 100 guests attended last years event. For reservations, contact Anne Parker at the Shell Museum at 395-2233. Pictured are celebrity wait staff from the 2012 dinner, from left to right: Danny Duncan, Krista Foglelsong, Clay Miller, Dan Schuyler, Karen Bell, Anne Joffe, Matt Asen, Sandy Stilwell, Ric Base and Mark BlustCenter 4 Life EventsSanibel 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 based on participation and the schedule is as follows: Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. This class is a combination of the Happy Hour and Essential Total Fitness weve had 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 to keep you strong to do what you want to keep doing. We will begin with a joke and end with a positive thought for the day. Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. 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. continued on page 3 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 Labor Day Sales Aug. 31 Sept. 2 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
3 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 Captiva Community Panel MeetingThe next meeting of the Captiva Community Panel will be held on Tuesday, September 17 beginning at 9 a.m. tentatively in the Cone Rooms at South Seas Island Resort. Weve chosen this date as it offers the best opportunity for panel members to attend over September 3 or 10. Among the items on the agenda: 9 a.m. Introductions and roll call; approval of August 13 minutes 9:05 a.m. CEPD update by Kathy Rooker 9:10 a.m. Captiva Fire District update by Chief Rich Dickerson 9:15 a.m. LCSO update by Deputy Mike Sawicki 9:20 a.m. Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee by Ann Bradley 9:25 a.m. Committee reports (as necessary): Update on county grant application for Lee Plan revisions minute) Gooderham (1 minute) minutes) 9:40 a.m. Discussion of draft community survey language by Ken Gooderham 10:05 a.m. Water quality discussion 10:20 a.m. Other business and public comment (October 8) Adjourn The panels Bylaws Subcommittee may meet immediate after the panel meeting adjourns in the same room. Two or more panel members will be in attendance. The Captiva Community Panel provides a public forum whereby Captiva property owners can present projects requiring variances and get feedback from and answer questions of the panel members and other Captiva neighbors attending the public meeting. The panel has no decision-making authority on variance requests but does advise Lee County as to the point of view of the panel and the point of view expressed by other interested Captivans attending the public meeting at which the variance request was presented. From page 2Center 4 Life 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. Wednesday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. August 30 at 12:30 p.m. If you have some painting experience and would like to work from still life or photo, join us. Island Seniors members $20, non-members $25. Wednesday, September 11 at noon Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. A film will now precede the book at noon followed by the discussion of both. (Due to popular demand!) Also, mark your calendar for the Trash & Treasures sale on Saturday, November 16. The center is accepting donations now in preparation for the sale. Please, no clothes, shoes or TVs. The Center 4 Life is located at 2401 Library Way on Sanibel. For more details on programs or to register, call 4725743. American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, September 1, American Legion Post 123 is hosting a benefit for Commander Jim Welker from 1 to 8 p.m. There will be a buffet all day, live music inside and out, a silent auction and yard games. Sunday, September 8 is barbecued ribs and chicken from 1 to 8 p.m. 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. From page 1Sanibel FunFestmotorcycle show on the grounds of The Community House from noon to 4 p.m. The Cool Cars of Sanibel will be on display, in addition to the latest HarleyDavidson bikes. A body paint contest and sand sculpture judging and awards presentation will be held, as well as local arts and crafts. For more information about the inaugural Sanibel FunFest, call The Community House at 472-2155. Sanibel CERT Looking For VolunteersThe 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, tornados and others. The Sanibel CERT members are members of the community that are willing to help others in a time of need, when our 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. Please contact Assistant Chief Matt Scott at 472-5525 or mscott@sanibelfire. com if you would like to participate in this training opportunity. 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ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 20134 International Potluck D inner A t T he S anibel S choolby Jeff L ysiakThe Sanibel School welcomed back students and their parents with an Around The World Potluck Dinner & Family Fun Night on August 23. Pupils were encouraged to bring international-themed cuisine based upon their own heritage to the cafetorium, where good food and good times were shared with families and friends, new and old.Following the Friday evening meal, everybody was invited to visit the Sanibel Recreation Center for group games, swimming and desserts in the Pelican Room. The Sanibel School principal Barbara Von Harten, right, serves up slices of pizza during an international-themed potluck dinner last Friday night at the schools cafetorium photos by Jeff Lysiak Linda and Amelia Gallo, Krissy and Henry Higgs, Stacy, Sydney and Raleigh Stevens and Lily Brown at the potluck dinner David and Dawson Liebetrau Kate Keating and her daughter, Liza Agibalova 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
5 ISLAND SS UN AA UGUST 30, 2013 Shannon, Teddy and Caroline Waite Parents and students gather to enter the potluck dinner There were plenty of eclectic cuisines to choose from among the appetizers, from deviled eggs to a mozzarella and tomato salad Jessica Day and Caroline Holtz 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
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FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: email@example.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 20136 S hore Haven A lterations G et Planning Commission OKby A nne MitchellHistoric Shore Haven and its caretakers cottage received the blessing of the Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday to undergo alteration and restoration for its role as one of the old-time buildings in the Sanibel Historic Museum & Village. The commission unanimously approved a cer tificate of appropriateness for the following exterior renovations: of Shore Haven to restore the west faade and roofline to its original configuration; and Haven and the caretaker cottage; and for ings. The home sat on Bird Lane overlooking San Carlos Bay from 1924 until last year, when it was moved to the historical village on Dunlop Road. It is on the citys Local Register of Historic Structures. The house originally was brought to Sanibel by barge in 1924 as a Sears Roebuck kit by the Mayer family and their successors. Ty Symroski, grandson of the Mayers, said he was grateful that the home is being preserved. I have very fond memories of it and I urge that you approve it, he added. Commission Chairman Mike Valiquette thanked Symroski for attending the meeting and noted that the home came close to being demolished at one time.The house and cottage were donated by its last owners, Terrence and Brenda Cassaday, who wanted to build a new home on the site. Shore Haven during its move to the historical village Fresh T aqueria G ets A pproval For Extra S ign, Outdoor S eatsby A nne MitchellAcknowledging Fresh Taquerias unique dilemma of having its parking three driveways away from the restaurant, the Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a second sign to point people in the right direction. Would-be patrons too frequently drove onto the front patio area and then had to back out across the bike path and onto Periwinkle Way, said MG Whitaker of Two Dreamers, which owns the Mexican restaurant. And thats exactly what Planning Commissioner Phillip Marks did when he made a site visit prior to the meeting. The board, with two members absent, unanimously approved the second accessory sign and also granted approval for 16 bonus outdoor seats, eight out front and eight on the side of the building located at 2411 Periwinkle Way. Fresh Taqueria had to go through the long-form development permit application because it does not meet the minimum number of off-street parking spaces. The outdoor seating was also an issue because it was not grouped together, as called for by the ordinance. The city council waived the variance fee for the extra business sign. Judy Michie, owner of neighboring business Cottages To Castles, spoke in favor of Whitakers requests saying she has long feared a fatality due to the inadequate parking signage. She added that she would love to see people sitting outside at the outdoor tables. Chairman Mike Valiquette agreed. He said the city has worked hard to bring in outdoor seating, which is what the public wants. He added that splitting the seats pet owners apart from other diners. Whitaker said shes been pleasantly surprised to have so many bicyclists in her restaurant. She also noted that the parking situation and lack of adequate signage made many motorists angry. The only parking sign she has been able to post was 60 yards away from the restaurant and easily overlooked. Commissioner John Talmage said Fresh Taqueria is a welcome addition to our culinary offerings on the island. He added, We need to find as many ways as we can to grant relief. They are doing everything they should and I applaud them for that. The requests were approved 4-0, with commissioners Chuck Ketteman and Tom Krekel absent and Chris Heidrick abstaining due to a conflict of interest.
Stop The Harm Buy The Land Build The Bridge Move Water Southsubmitted by Rae Ann Wessel, SCCF Natural Resource Policy DirectorWhats Going On With Our Water A wet spring and very wet early summer have delivered more rain than the greater Everglades ecosystem that stretches from Orlando to Florida Bay, Fort Myers to Stuart can hold. Drainage and flood control projects created in the 1940s were designed to drain water off the land to accommodate growth and development in South Florida. During this very wet rainy season, those engineering projects are very effectively dumping excess freshwater into the Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers. The water drains so fast that water levels in Lake O rise six times faster than they can be discharged, endanger ing the integrity of the dike around the lake and necessitating damaging water releases to the estuaries to lower the lake. SCCF staff is monitoring and tracking water conditions with our west coast partners, providing information through weekly reports and conference calls with water managers about damage occurring to our river, estuary and coastal waters and shar ing recommendations on needed changes. Through these efforts we are educating, empowering and pressing water managers and elected officials to make changes to operations and infrastructure to improve conditions in the Caloosahatchee. Drainage projects created 70 years ago for flood control no longer serve our state or community interests or economies. Short-term and long-term solutions need to be implemented at both the federal and state levels to change the outcomes and prevent devastation of our marine life, beaches, local economies and quality of life. Short-term and long-term solutions need to be implemented by the feds and the state to change the outcomes and prevent devastation of our marine life, beaches, local economies and quality of life. We need your help now to speak up for the health of our natural communities, our local economy and our quality of life. State Priorities Declare a State of Emergency to send excess water into the EAA, the only land not currently saturated or flooded in the greater Everglades ecosystem. Private farms in the EAA have crop insurance yet are being protected from flooding while our public crop in the estuary has no protection and has been devastated even though public money has invested in restoration of oysters and seagrass. Benefit: A large percentage of excess water being lost to tide and destroying t he estuaries could be captured, stored, treated and fed into systems to the south. Finish the U.S. Sugar Land Purchase. Short term accomplishment to purchase the land under the three-year option that expires this October. This short-term action will allow longer term planning for the most significant restoration actions. South of Lake O, we need 1.5 million acre feet of storage. The EAA lands together with the CEPP project will provide that capacity in the natural historic gravity flowway out of Lake Okeechobee. Benefits: Finish the U.S. Sugar purchase started in 2008 via the option to purchase the remaining 153,200 south of Lake O before the option expires in October 2013. This ultimate solution of restoring flow south will provide the most significant project to manage water more effectively on both the high and low side for the benefit of the estuaries and water flow to parched systems including Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park and Florida Bay. Before the 2014 Rainy Season, Build Caloosahatchee Storage Projects. The Caloosahatchee watershed needs approximately 450,000 acre feet of storage to capture and treat watershed runoff (separate from Lake O flows), which accounts for a significant volume of excess water in the estuary. Since the estuary devastation experienced in 2005, a number of projects have been conceived and evaluated for the Caloosahatchee watershed. A short-term solution is to make these projects operational by next years rainy season. Projects include: Benefits: Adds approximately half the needed capacity to capture, store and treat excess water from our watershed improving flows, timing and water quality, all critical needs. Kissimmee Chain of Lakes (KCOL) was to allow additional storage in the headwaters of the Greater Everglades ecosystem but operational schedules have not been updated District and COE to change the timing and increase storage in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and watershed. tions to implement emergency water storage in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) the public crop of fisheries, shellfish and the food chain above private crop interests that benefit from crop insurance. water to be fed into the lower system by gravity, increases wetland habitat in upper chain of lakes and maintains aquifers in a region where human water demands are excess water lost to tide, provides water treatment, reduces impacts to estuaries and provides supply to feed water south where freshwater supply is needed for Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. ing oysters, seagrasses and species diversity from the large releases and redefine the estuary boundaries to accommodate the enlarged geographic range during releases. Encourage Governor Scott to Pursue RESTORE Act funding for C43 and Tamiami Trail. These projects need to be built and using RESTORE Act funding avoids delays and hurdles in awaiting Congressional authorization of a WRDA bill and appropriations. Federal Priorities Act (WRDA) includes the Caloosahatchee C-43 West Basin Reservoir project that will provide 170,000 acre-feet of storage within the Caloosahatchee basin to help address high and low flow issues. WRDA is the only way to get water projects approved for and it is needed to authorize long-term storage projects to help reduce high flow conditions. Two needed projects are the C43 reservoir for the Caloosahatchee and the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), to restore water flow south to the Everglades. Fast track the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) and get congressiomately 200,000 acre-feet of water south of Lake Okeechobee and build the first phase of infrastructure to reduce some of the damaging flows to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. Fund the next 5.5 miles of Tamiami Trail bridging. Additional flows cannot be initiis available. This shovel ready project is fundamental to achieving the infrastructure to reduce flows to the estuary. will help restore freshwater flow to Florida Bay and allow excess water currently dumped on the Caloosahatchee and St Lucie to move south adding resiliency to the Everglades to prevent salt water intrusion. Get Involved Get Informed Take Action Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee basin. The first hearing of the Select committee was on August 22 in Stuart. We urged the committee to support and initiate the above listed state and federal actions and conduct a similar hearing here on the west coast. on Thursday, September 5 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the New EOC Situation Room, located at 2675 Ortiz Avenue north of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Sign the Petition to Protect Funding for FL Land and Water. This amendment will protect funding for state land purchases and leases that can be used to help fund the project priotiries weve listed above. about the connection between Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee, and check the weekly Caloosahatchee Condition Reports prepared by the west coast partners. Thanks for stepping up and speaking out. Together, we can change the way its always been done! Officials To Discuss Freshwater Releases Into The CaloosahatcheeCol. Alan M. Dodd, district commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Ernie Barnett, interim executive director of the South Florida Water Management District, will discuss the ongoing freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee basin into the Caloosahatchee River at a special town hall meeting hosted by Lee County and the City of Sanibel. The town hall meeting is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, September 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center, 2675 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. No reservations are required. Following informational presentations from both organizations regarding the freshwater releases and management of Lake Okeechobee and the Central and Southern Flood Control System, members of the public may ask questions or provide comments. as facilitators for the discussion. For more information, contact Lee County Natural Resources at 533-8109 or the City of Sanibel at 472-3700. 7 I slandSLAND SU nN AUGU stST 30, 2013
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 20138 From page 1Water Qualityoysters and sea grasses in the lower estuary, San Carlos Bay and Pine Island Sound. Coupled with the reduction in sunlight caused by the dark water plumes, Evans said that they are anticipating both nutrient impacts which may include algae blooms and consequences which may include human health concerns (i.e. elevated bacteria levels).Since early July, the discolored plumes have invaded portions of Sanibels surrounding waters, triggering an immediate response by local officials. On August 2, city leaders met with representatives from Lee County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District. Over the course of the next few days, Ruane talked about water quality with Congressman Trey Radel, Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, officials from Palm Beach and Martin counties, the Florida League of Cities as well as Governor Rick Scott. Its only been going on for a few short weeks, but it feels like its been going on for two years, quite frankly, Ruane added. The citys four-point approach includes: County, local municipalities, island partners and east coast stakeholders house of representatives, congressmen, state senators and the governors office There is also a plan to bring Governor Scott to Sanibel, where he is expected to take a helicopter tour to view to freshwater plume for himself, along with Ruane and Senator Benacquisto. We need to get him (Governor Scott) up in the air so he can see the impacts of these releases on our beaches, said Evans. On September 5, officials from Sanibel and Lee County will conduct a town hallstyle meeting at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center. Details of that meeting are still being worked out, but the public is invited to attend. According to the citys legislative and funding priorities which were clearly identified in a handout distributed to the audience Sanibel intends to become an even stronger voice in the water wars. Its all about the funds, said Councilman Marty Harrity. Youre gonna have to scream and youre gonna have to yell Its gonna take money to fix this problem, so lets get that money and fix it. Chris Heidrick, chair of the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce, told the council that he had spoken with several operators of island accommodations, who reported that some of their customers were cutting their vacations short in part due to the condition of the water. Several residents spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting, including Robert Brooks, who recently relocated to the island. He spoke about going through similar battles with legislation in his previous home state of New Jersey. Its all about money and its about making noise, said Brooks. 1975-2019 periwinkle way ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort Myers Councilman Mick Denham and Mayor Kevin Ruane Sanibel Legislative & Funding PrioritiesFederal Priorities 1. Fully support the 2013 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill, which includes authorization for the Caloosahatchee C-43 West Basin Reservoir Project; and appropriate the necessary funds to implement the C-43 Reservoir Project. 2. Fast track the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) and get congressional support and funding for the project. 3. The federal government needs to fund their share of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and implement the projects agreed to in the plan. 4. Continue to keep pressure on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move as quickly as possible to rehabilitate the Herbert Hoover Dike. State Priorities 1. Purchase the additional 153,209 acres of U.S. Sugar lands south of Lake Okeechobee within the Everglades Agricultural Area at fair market value. The state currently owns 26,790 acres of land that was purchased for $197,396,088 ($7,400 per acre) from U.S. Sugar Corp. as part of the Reviving the River of Grass Project, with an option to purchase an additional 153,209 acres. Initial purchase of the land would have shortand long-term benefits to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries by reducing the need for flood control on those lands (at a minimum, it could temporarily store 200,000 acre-feet of water). The purchase would also increase capacity in the stormwater treatment areas (STAs) south of the lake, allowing more water within Lake Okeechobee to be moved into the water conservation areas. When completed, this project could store or convey approximately 500,000 acre-feet of water south of Lake Okeechobee. 2. Interim storage on C-43 West Reservoir site. 3. Lake Hicpochee Restoration Project. 4. Increase distributed storage in Kissimmee, Lake Okeechobee and Caloosahatchee basins. 5. West coast site visit by Governor Scott with Mayor Ruane by air to see the impact the freshwater releases are having on the coastal communities.
9 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 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 THE ONLY HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Young Artists At Summit Preschool At Sanibel Community ChurchPreschoolers express themselves with art during Summit Preschool at Sanibel Community Church. The schools Godly Talents wall holds the creations of their talented preschoolers. Rivkah Livermon concentrates on expressing herself with paintVolunteer Talks About Why She Gives To FISHOne might think that we as individuals can do very little, but according to FISH of Sanibel, Inc. volunteer Laurie Shannon, this is simply not the case. She believes that each person has the potential to help hundreds of others and by donating either time or money or both, to a charitable organization. These organizations depend on the generosity of their communities to make donations of money, goods and services, so that they can carry out their work. Shannon was adopted as a baby by a hardworking family. Growing up, she watched her grandfather work very hard to make a better life for his family. We were never rich with money, but always rich with the things that really matter family, friends and a desire to help others less fortunate, Shannon said. She too, realizing how lucky she was, wanted to make a better life for others, and find a way to give back to the community. She started as a candy striper as a young teen at a local hospital. Even though it took three buses each way to get there, she loved helping others. She could see the effect her being there had on the patients, and it made her feel good. Later in life, she helped start a local chapter of the Windstar Foundation, founded by John Denver, and was involved in various types of local environmental projects. After moving to Florida, she began working on Sanibel and wanted to once again to do something worthwhile for others. At first, she didnt realize that there was need for help on the islands, but when she heard and read about FISH, she saw the evidence that there is, in fact, need everywhere. She signed up as a volunteer and, when able, donated financially to its mission. Whenever she could, she continued to support FISH, and decided to sponsor its 5th annual 10K Race 4 FISH this year. The race is the continued on page 12 Laurie Shannon
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 201310 LAVERNE A NNE PHILLIPSLaverne Anne (nee Evenden) Phillips passed away on August 12, 2013 at the age of 93 at her home in Mount Gilead, Ohio. The matriarch of the Phillips family, Laverne was a loving, devoted and caring daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her children, Karen Veronica, Connie Tressel and Scott, picture her in heaven playing on a grand piano with her husband, Bill, happily turning the pages for her. Laverne was born on July 21, 1920, in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Allan Vincent and Mae Anne (Vicha) Evenden and joined her elder brother, Edwin George. In 1943, she fell in love with William G. Phillips and they were happily married for 65 years at the time of Bills passing in 2008 while they were living in Fort Myers, Florida. Over the years they made homes together in Cleveland, Berea, Ohio, Minneapolis and Sanibel Island. Laverne had many passions. Always first and foremost for Mimi was family. She is survived by her children Karen, Connie (Richard) Tressel and Scott (Mary Kay) Phillips, her seven grandchildren: Hope Manley, Andrea (Rod) Benson, Michael (Megan) Tressel, Benjamin (Allyson) Tressel, Thomas (Michelle) Phillips, Luke (Rachel) Tressel, and Christina Phillips, her 14 great-grandchildren: Jackson, Kaja, Lila, Logan, Maliha, Marshall, Molly, Pippi, Quincy, Reston, Reza, Shea, William and Zoe, and cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and international exchange student family members. Mimi was a lifelong, active volunteer and a lover of the arts. She especially treasured the visual, musical and liter ary arts. She played trombone with the Cleveland Womens Symphony, was an accomplished organist and piano accompanist and served as the first female lay-leader of the Wayzata Community Church. Laverne and Bill were world travelers and visited six of the seven continents. Laverne served on the boards of many organizations including BIG ARTS on Sanibel, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Womens Association of the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, Hamline University, the Freshwater Biological Institute, Twin Cities Chapter of American Diabetes Association, the Ecumenical Institute and the Experiment in International Living. She had the longest term of office as president of the board of BIG ARTS (14 years). A celebration of Mimis life was held in Mount Gilead, Ohio on August 24, 2013 and another will take place on Sanibel Island December 7, 2013 at Sanibel Community Church at 3 p.m. followed by a reception at BIG ARTS. Memorial donations can be directed to BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957, or to a charity of the donors choice. OBI TUAR Y 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 EspaolCAT HERINE RANSAVAGECatherine Frances Starr Ransavage passed peacefully in her Fort Myers home on August 14 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born June 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Robert Bernhardt Starr and Frances Lenore Ely, she is the sister of Robert Starr (Joan) of Wildwood, New Jersey and the late Donald Starr (Shirley) of Captiva, Florida. She has two loving sons: Craig Robert Ransavage of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and Mark Adam Ransavage (Kristeen) of North Bend, Washington, along with four grandchildren: Morgan Rae, Adam, Jesse and Ryan. An accomplished Class A PGA Teaching Professional, she successfully taught at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel Island for 29 years and was currently teaching at Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. She was the guest pro at The Kirtland Country Club in Willoughby, Ohio for 16 years and at the Golf Club Bad Salzdetfurth, Hildesheim, Germany in 1996. A truly passionate teacher, she genuinely loved the game and expressed it with every student she taught. OBI TUAR Y A private service was held for immediate family at Catholic Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Fort Myers by Rev. Msgr. Stephen E. McNamara, VG. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIA TION GREEK O RTHODOX C HURCH: 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 BA T Y A M-T EMPLE OF THE ISLA NDS: 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. CA PTIVA CHA PEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 10, 2013 thru April 27, 2014 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF C HRIST, S CIENTIST : 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. SA NIBEL 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 C ONG REGATIONAL U NITED C HURCH OF C HRIST: 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. S T. ISA BEL CATHOLIC C HURCH: 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. S T. M ICHA EL & ALL ANG ELS E PISCOP A L C HURCH: 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 A RIA N UNIV ERSA LISTS OF THE ISLA NDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 LORETTA DOROTHY BEAULIEULoretta Dorothy (Ginther) Beaulieu was born on September 17, 1920 to her parents John and Marie (Petrowski) Ginther in East Chicago, Indiana. She passed away peacefully on August 26, 2013 under the care of Hope Hospice. She attended Roosevelt High School and graduated in 1938 and began working at the Continental Can Company and later for Kraft Foods. She met her late husband and the love of her life, John (Jack) Beaulieu and married him on October 9, 1944. Loretta was an active member of St. Catherine Laboure Guild in Glenview, Illinois and volunteered her time helping others at St. Catherine Laboure Elementary School and later at Holy Family Hospital in DesPlaines, Illinois. She was a Rotary Ann in both Glenview and Cape Coral where she and Jack moved to in 1982. She was a past member of the North Shore Country Club in Glenview and Palmetto Pine Country Club. She was an avid bridge player who enjoyed reading, solving crossword puzzles, and long walks. Survivors include her sister Mary Ann (Ginther) Dobbs; her children Jack (Rosemary) Beaulieu, Peggy (Richard) Schrom, Jeffrey Beaulieu, Nancy Cheyney, and Mark (Jane) Beaulieu; grandchildren John (Shelley) Beaulieu, Alisa (Terry) Cartwright, Christine Beaulieu, Andrew Schrom, Michael (Danielle) Schrom, William, Charles, and Eliza Cheyney, Matthew Beaulieu, Elizabeth Benso, Jake and Sara Beaulieu; great grandchildren Bryce, Cole, Natalie Grace Beaulieu, Teagan and Alexandra Cartwright, Jessica and AJ Schrom, and Vincent Benso. She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, her parents, her brothers Robert and John Ginther, and many loving friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 30, 2013 beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Cape Coral, Florida. The family will receive friends at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home, Cape Coral, Florida on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Loretta to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Cir., Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Visit www.fullermetz. com to leave the family a condolence. ALL WAYS TRAVEL Happy Labor Day 239.472.3171 rf nrrfnr tbrtbfb rr bbr r nb rfffntbfn rr ttr rr rb n r 2013-08-29_SAN_Print.indd 1 8/26/13 9:22 AM OBITUARY Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 201312 S hared U se Path Repairs BeginThe City of Sanibels annual repairs to the shared use paths began on August 26. For safety, the areas under repair will be barricaded off from users. All path users are reminded to use caution while navigating around construction zones. Every year, the city inspects all 25.03 miles of Sanibels paths and prioritizes the needs for repairs. This years shared use path repairs total $128,179. The contractor is required to complete the project within 30 days.Do not hesitate to contact the Department of Public Works at 472-6397 if you have any questions regarding the shared use path annual repair project. From page 9FISH Volunteerorganizations biggest fundraising event this year, and is being held on October 19.There are always those less fortunate and I feel the right thing to do is share my good fortune with those in need. There are always those less fortunate than I, and I feel the right thing to do is to share my good fortune with those I can actually help, Shannon added. We have a responsibility to care for other people, to help those less for tunate than ourselves. When we have some spare cash, time or goods, it is an opportunity to help out. By making a difference to someones life, I am leaving behind a legacy. I am making a statement that my life is worthwhile because I made a contribution to society. 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 S anibel-Captiva L ions Club N ewsThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club met at The Community House on August 21. After the dinner-business meeting, the club hosted Dr. Chris Votolato, Director of Behavioral Health at Shell Point, for a discussion about the growing problem of dementia nationwide. An important point made was that dementia is not a normal part of aging, but rather a symptom that includes memory and language problems, as well as deficits in problem solving and dayto-day organization. Dr. Votolato also clarified the difference between normal senior moments that many experience and early symptoms of dementia. The leading cause of dementia is Alzheimers disease (57 percent) and while the disease is not presently curable, early diagnosis is critical both in allowing for early planning and therapeutic inter ventions and also to rule out other causes of dementia which are potentially curable. Dr. Votolato also made the point that regular physical activity benefits the brain and that people who are physically active are less likely to experience mental decline and have a lowered risk of developing Alzheimers disease. Exercise may also alter the progression of the disease. At the end of the discussion, McKenzie Millis gave a short presentation about the new Shell Point Assisted Living Facility at The Springs. She also made the observation that visual impairment is one of the leading factors that leads to individuals seeking assisted living care. Lions Clubs around the world are devoted to services for the blind and visually impaired. The next Lions Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at 6 p.m. They welcome full-time and seasonal residents, men and women, who are interested in becoming members. With 1.3 million members, the Lions Club is the largest service organization in the world. For more information about the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Chris Votolato
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ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 201314 Ding Days Photo Contest Deadline NearsSeptember 15 marks the deadline for the 26th annual Ding Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The contest, sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), is held in conjunction with Ding Darling Days, to be held from 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 472-1100 ext. 233. Winners will be announced and awarded 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 Drive, 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). Darling NWR and have been taken within two years of entry date. This will facilitate display in the Visitor Center. (Please, no hangers on the backs of photographs.) Frames are not permitted. Please 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 per person. previous Ding Darling Wildlife Society photo contests may not be resubmitted. do not 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 scene will not be allowed. Judges, at their 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 postage. Photos may be used by DDWS in any way with appropriate credit. ners and honorable mentions will be formally announced during the Ding Darling Days weeklong 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. DDWS sponsors Ding Darling Days with support from Tarpon Bay Explorers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other private and business partners. To become a friend of the refuge, visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org. Ding Darling Days 2013 sponsors include: ROSEATE SPOONBILL: Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille. GREAT EGRET: Oceans Reach Condominiums, Matzaluna Italian Kitchen. GREAT BLUE HERON: Arthur Printing, Baileys General Store, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Trust continued on page 19 Last years honorable mention winner was Tom Korbutt I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!A market for people who love good food!Are YOU a Beach Foodie? Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food! Grab & Go Beach Cuisine Come See Why Theres Always Made Fresh Everyday 362 Periwinkle Way Original Italian Ice Cream Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Try Our New Melani Melani Melani Melani Melani Melani Melani Melani Melani Melani Melani Melani Melani Melani Melani Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Green Apple Gelato Gelato Gelato Gelato Gelato Gelato Gelato Gelato Gelato Gelato Gelato Gelato Home of the SANIBEL BLOSSOM Croissant Home of the SANIBEL BLOSSOM Croissant Home of the SANIBEL BLOSSOM Croissant Home of the SANIBEL BLOSSOM Croissant Home of the SANIBEL BLOSSOM Croissant
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ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 201316 Linesider Time Is Hereby Capt. Matt MitchellAs of September 1, snook season will reopen in Southwest Florida for the first time in over three years, since the major cold fronts of January 2010 caused a huge snook kill. The September opening of snook season has always brought excitement to anglers for as long as I can remember. I have great memories while growing up of being set up and ready to fish while watching the clock on opening night of season. Often this would turn into pulling an all-night shift to get that first keeper snook of the season. Among the many reasons snook are so highly prized among inshore anglers is because of their great fighting ability and the fact they are hard to catch. Snook are the ultimate ambush feeder, which makes landing one much harder than just hooking one. Pulling a big, hard-charging snook out from against structure with fast moving current takes skill, often brute force, and even a little luck sometimes. Landing a big snook is a worthy challenge to any angler with any type of tackle they choose. Snook will eat live bait, dead bait, artificials and flies so they appeal to all types of anglers. Add to that the fact you need to work out their pattern of what tide phase and what type of bait they want to feed on to even get that bite and you have one of the ultimate saltwater gamefish. Catching big snook is addictive and there are many nocturnal fanatics out there who base their sleeping schedule around the best tides during snook season. The common snook, which is one of five species that live in Florida waters, is the largest and most common of the five varieties and can grow to around 40 pounds. The Florida record is 44 pounds 3 oz. but stories of legendary 50-poundplus fish are all over and just part of the local folk lore. Female snook live longer and grow larger than males; a female snook reaches the minimum 28-inch slot size at four years, while males require five to six years to reach this same size. Females have been documented to live to be 21 years old. In order to harvest a snook in Florida, first off you will need a snook permit for your recreational fishing license. Snook are managed by the region in Florida Gulf and Atlantic with slightly different size limits and seasons on the two coasts. Snook can only be caught by hook and line and must measure between 28 and 33 inches on the Gulf coast to be legal. The bag limit is one per harvester per day. Season is open here from September 1 through December and March 1 through April. With no snook being harvested in our area for three years, we have really good numbers of them around and this season should be very productive. I personally think the Florida Wildlife Commission should have erred more on the side of caution, looking more at the long term picture, and kept the snook fishery on the gulf coast closed for another few years. Snook are no doubt much more valuable to our area than just as a meat fish, and after my first keeper of season hits the hot grease, I choose to release the majority of my slot-sized fish. Being the first of your fishing buddies to get that keeper on the opening day of season is more of a challenge than anything else and will bring bragging rights until next season. With strong falling afternoon tides for the first day of season, the bite should be on and my panko breading and grease will be ready for the first snook filets I have eaten in three years. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 1 472-5800 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 email@example.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Jim White from Gainesville with a 40-inch-plus snook caught this spring while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell
17 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Brown Pelicanby Patricia MolloyA wonderful bird is the pelican, His bill will hold more than his belly can. So begins the famous limerick by Dixon Lanier Merritt (1879 to 1972), American humorist and editor of The Tennessean. The brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), a comically elegant seabird native to North and South America, first appeared nearly one hundred million years ago. It has a long lifespan; the oldest recorded brown pelican lived to be 43 years of age. In North America, brown pelicans are listed as endangered due to pesticide pollution, which damages their eggs. Possessing an oversized bill, long curvy neck and short legs, the pelican appears awkward on land but dazzles the spectator with superior aerial maneuvers. Gliding gracefully through the air, a brown pelican can spot bait fish from a height of 50 feet. When it plunge-dives into the water, it stuns the fish, allowing the avian to scoop them up in its giant, expandable throat sac. CROW is currently treating a brown pelican with an injury to one of its webbed feet. The damage is so severe that veterinarian Dr. Heather Barron is weighing the possibility that one of its middle toes may have to be amputated. The biggest concern is whether or not such a surgery will affect its maneuverability. Its not an ideal situation. They are very heavy-bodied birds. When they take off out of the water, they use their feet like little skies, said Dr. Heather. But it is possible that it will do OK. In order to better assess the pelicans condition, it has been moved to the Pelican Complex on CROWs campus, where the bird can move around more freely than inside the clinic. If it is deemed that amputation is necessary, the wildlife veterinarians will carefully stitch the webbing together to minimize the impact on the pelican. The areas rich wildlife cannot afford its own insurance and medical care is very expensive. To help CROW treat sick and injured bald eagles, gopher tortoises, rabbits and of course, this brown pelican (patient #2383), be a good steward of the environment and make a donation. The clinic relies 100 percent on the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations. Go to CROWs website for more information. 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 brown pelican, patient #2383, is perching in the Pelican Complex where its maneuverability can be assessed 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
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 201318 Bobcat Kittens Sighted Pam Rambo photographed three baby bobcat kittens and their mother on Sanibel Saturday morning, August 24. She also took video of the three kittens. She saw them in a friends Sanibel backyard but to keep the kittens and mother bobcat safe, she was sworn to secrecy as to their exact location. Rambo said, it was a spectacular sighting! Mother bobcat with kittens photos by Pam Rambo at iLoveShelling.com Since 1976 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... One of the kittens Bobcat Sighting In East RocksThis picture was taken in Kevin Johnstons backyard on East Rocks Drive, bordering the preserve. It was taken on Monday, August 12 in the early evening. Johnston said, He stayed for about an hour rolling around in the grass and just hanging out. A bobcat recently seen lounging in an East Rocks backyard on Sanibel photo by Kevin JohnstonGreen Iguana Sighting On SanibelThis green iguana surprised a few Sanibel residents when it fell out of a tree in their yard located in the Gumbo Limbo neighborhood. It was at least five feet long from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail. The green iguana is not native to the island. Residents snapped a photo before they called the citys Natural Resources Department. The Sanibel Police came out, took photographs, and said the iguana would be trapped and removed. A green iguana seen on Sanibel
19 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 Jeffcoat Exhibits In T wo MuseumsOne criteria that marks an artists advancement in the eyes of the art world is a museum exhibit. This hard-earned honor is usually bestowed on mature artists recognizing their efforts, dedication, body of work and a talent that is uncommon, Maureen Watson, owner and curator of Watson MacRae Gallery stated in her announcement that noted painter and Fort Myers native Hollis Jeffcoat will participate in two museums exhibitions this fall. Jeffcoat was selected to participate in an international exhibit at the National Gallery of the Republic of Georgia in September. The curator, Richard L. Tooke, scholar, collector with 30 years as a director at the Museum of Modern Art, chose five paintings from Jeffcoats new series, Portals, to be in the exhibit, Punctum Contra Punctum II. The exhibit, which includes the work of 20 visual artists from 12 different countries, is part of the Government of Georgias mission to create an international cultural hub in its capital city of Tbilisi by bringing highly accomplished Western artists to Georgia to exhibit and educate. Jeffcoat will travel to Tbilisi for the opening on September 1 and spend a week giving talks about her work at the museum and interviews to the media. The exhibit will then travel to venues in the U.S. and Europe. Earlier this summer, Jeffcoats work was also selected to be in an exhibition at the Florida Museum of Women Artists in Deland, Florida, whose mission is to educate the public about women in the arts. This exhibition will be on display through September. Jeffcoats work, which continues to explore and evolve, remains fresh and evocative garnering recognition and admirers. After 25 years away from her native Florida, she lives and works on Sanibel Island. Watson MacRae Gallery is located at 2340 Periwinkle Way, Unit #B3 on Sanibel. Call 472-3386 for gallery hours or additional information. From page 14Photo ContestCompany, Jim and Patty Sprankle, West Wind Inn. REDDISH EGRET: Mike and Terry Baldwin, Big Red Q Quickprint, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Casa Ybel Resort, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club, Tween Waters Inn. SNOWY EGRET: Art and Susan Cassell, Barefoot Charleys Painting Co., Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP), Congress Jewelers, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Florida Weekly, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Good Wheels, Grounds by Greenways, Island Events, Island Therapy Center, Mast Family Culligan, Nave Plumbing, Over Easy Caf, Panther Printing, Sanibel Art & Frame, Wendy and George Schnapp, She Sells Sea Shells, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon, Suncatchers Dream. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdar lingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Portal XVII, Hollis Jeffcoats oil on linen painting, which will be exhibited in Tbilisi Hollis Jeffcoat
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 201320 Lucca Figlioli, a fifth grader from Winnetka, Illinois, caught a large trout while vacationing with his family on Sanibel. Lucca and his dad, John, were fishing the grassy flats in Tarpon Bay just west of the Sanibel Causeway. He was using shrimp as bait. Fish Caught Lucca Figlioli with his catch rf ntbnrr bb bb rtttn Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013 Dolphin Snapped Catching Fish Dolphin takeout on a Friday night at Mariner Pointe, Sanibel photos by Ken Cieslak 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
21 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 Mary Kay Kirchner of St. Louis, Missouri caught-and-released this 34-inch snook caught on white bait in Pine Island Sound. She was fishing with Capt. Clarence Reed of Sea Reed Charters. Kirchner and her family were vacationing on Sanibel. Fish Caught Mary Kay Kirchner displays her catch voted best lunch on the island Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceTUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-8pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA & 10 WINGS $17.99VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. LIMIT 1 COUPON PER CUSTOMER. EXPIRES 09-06-13COME 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel IslandSundial Beach Resort & Spa Fall Festival Dining & Entertainment FunEnjoy live entertainment In Sea Breeze Caf Every Friday and Saturday from 7-10 pm And at Turtles every Friday & Saturday from 1-4 pm Two fun-filled Happy Hours Daily Visit www.SundialResort.com for complete entertainment schedule. For additional information, call 239-472-4151 Fall is the most beautiful season on Sanibel: cooler, less humid, smaller crowds. Its the ideal time to help celebrate the opening of our new restaurants, now open to the public. Enjoy daily al fresco dining at Sea Breeze Caf with an all-day menu served until 10 pm or an elegant dining experience in Waterview (Wed-Sunday from 5-10) overlooking the pool and Gulf.At Turtles Beach & Pool bar, more casual diners can watch their favorite NFL game and enjoy lunch
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 201322 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! 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! Kelly Hair, from Little Rock, Arkansas, found a junonia at Lighthouse Beach after low tide on Thursday, August 22. She said, I happened to notice a small concrete piling remnant (or something) about two yards off shore and knew shells would have collected around that. I waded out and started scooping up handfuls of whatever was around the base of the piling. After one such handful, I looked down and sure enough, there it was in my hand. I suspected it was a junonia and couldnt believe my good luck! Shell Found Kelly Hair, from Little Rock, Arkansas, found this junonia at Lighthouse beach Local Sanibel/Captiva sheller, Mike Gillmore, aka the Shellebrity, was snorkeling northern Captiva on Sunday August 25 and came upon his sixth junonia. Gillmore said his junonia was partially buried in sand and up against a pen shell. He instantly recognized the spotted pattern as a junonia and pulled his treasure from the sand. Shell Found Mike Gillmore Tarpon And Bonefish Are Catch-And-Release Only Beginning September 1 Two premier recreational fisheries will soon have new protections in place, a measure aimed at ensuring that the tarpon and bonefish economic and fishing values remain for generations to come. Tarpon and bonefish become catchand-release only fisheries beginning September 1. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved these proactive management measures at its June 12 meeting in Lakeland. The catch-andrelease proposal was adopted in recognition of the fact that the economic and fishing values of bonefish and tarpon greatly exceed their value as food fishes. The following changes will go into effect September 1 in state and federal waters off Florida: session of a single tarpon when in pursuit of an International Game Fish Association record and in conjunction with a tarpon tag. licensed charter boat captains and fishing guides. get or harvest tarpon, or to target bonefish. ment of length and girth and scientific sampling, with the stipulation that tarpon more than 40 inches must remain in the water. allowed tournament anglers with the proper permit to temporarily possess bonefish for transport to a tournament scale. To learn more about tarpon and bonefish, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater and Recreational Regulations.
23 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 Baileys General S tore Becomes FIS H S ilver S ponsorFISH of Sanibel has announced that Baileys General Store, a historic full service grocery and hardware store on Sanibel, has become one of the Silver Sponsors for the 5th annual 10K Race 4 FISH. The race is scheduled to take place on Sanibel on Saturday, October 19. Richard and Mead Johnson of Baileys General Store and Baileys Hardware are long-term supporters of FISH and the island community. They generously donate their time for events and fundraisers, and assist in food drives for FISH. Mead Johnson also runs in the FISH 10K every year. Richard and Mead have been sponsoring the FISH 10K right from the start, and have always been one of our organizations major supporters, said Ed Ridlehoover, co-chairman of the 10K committee. We sincerely appreciate all the time and resources that they have donated to us over the years. We are proud to welcome them as one of our Silver Sponsors again, and thank them for their patronage. More than 50 island businesses and organizations sponsored the 10K last year, and over 120 people volunteered their support to make it a huge success. We are off to a good start with the confirmation of our title sponsor, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and the list of our Silver Sponsors is growing. We need more sponsors and hope the business and local community will once again support us in our efforts, he added. FISH is a nonprofit organization that helps those in need who live or work on Sanibel or Captiva. Money raised dur ing the 10K help fund services including emergency financial assistance to clients, food pantry, childrens backpack food program, non-emergency medical transport on and off the island, temporary loan of health equipment and daily hot meals program. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House and will once again follow a marked circuit around the island. There will also be a trade fair aimed at the runners and their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables. Co-chairmen of the FISH 10K Race Committee John Pryor, George Campean and Ed Ridlehoover with Baileys General Store Managers Richard and Mead Johnson, and Pete and Nancy Bender $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 9/4/13The purchase of each adult entree. WINE 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 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.com Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight 13 Dinners for $13, before 6pm 7 daysThursday is Sushi Night! Friday is still LOBSTAH NIGHT! Sunday Prime Rib!35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!Sushi and Sashimi now served Thursday & Fridays!The RAW BAR is now The SUSHI BAR!(Thurs & Fri. 5-9)Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 201324 Birds Eye ViewKeeping In Touch With Those You Care Aboutby Mark Bird WestallAbout four years ago, I was at my home in North Fort Myers when a friend of mine called and told me that he had left his garage door open for a while and a wolf had made himself at home in his garage and now wouldnt leave. My friend wondered that since I was good with animals, maybe I would be interested in coming over and taking the wolf home with me. I had to smile at what my friend was telling me because I knew there were no wolves in South Florida, so I asked him if the animal was maybe a coyote. He immediately replied that that was not possible because the animal in his garage was bigger than a coyote and was all white; he said it looked like pictures he had seen of an arctic wolf. I agreed to come over and get the big white dog out of my friends garage, but when I got there, I quickly understood why my friend thought he had a wolf in his garage. This animal did look just like a large arctic wolf! The dog (my friends young son named him Jacob after the werewolf in the Twilight movies), now weighs over 100 pounds and the only difference appearance-wise between this animal and a wolf is a wolf has black toenails and Jacobs are cream-colored. Of course, through DNA work, it has finally been decided that wolves and dogs are actually part of the same species; its just that wolves have been naturally selected for wildness and dogs have been artificially selected by humans for domestication. And luckily for me, other than his appearance, Jacob has mostly dog behaviors (but you should see how he reacts when I play the movie, Never Cry Wolf). He is very friendly and fits well into my household. I must admit, however, that many strangers who start down my driveway turn around and leave when they see Jacob sitting by the house. Instead of a Beware of Dog sign, I have a Beware of Wolf sign! But the reason I bring him up at all in this column is because of some recent research that has come out about why real wolves howl. David Mech, a scientist who did some of this countrys landmark work with wolves in the 1960s and s, theorized that wolves sometimes howled to reassemble a scattered pack, such as after a hunt. Now, after half a century, Friederike Range, a researcher and codirector of the Wolf Science Center at the University of Vienna in Austria, has discovered that not only do wolves howl to communicate with each other, but individuals are more likely to howl when they are separated from their closest packmates. In her study, detailed this month in the journal Current Biology, Dr. Range and her associates removed one wolf at a time from a captive wolf pack kept inside a large enclosure at the Wolf Science Center. They then took each wolf that was removed for a 45-minute walk into the surrounding woods while measuring the howling rates of the animals left behind. The howling rate, they found, was directly related to how much quality time the howler and the removed wolf spent together, as defined by positive interactions like playing and grooming. We found that the amount of howling is dependent on the relationship the howler has with the animal out on a walk, Dr. Range said. Probably because many humans find the wolf (or for that matter, dog) howl a very sad and mournful sound, there was the conventional wisdom that howling was a sign of stress or sadness. Dr. Ranges research refutes this line of thinking because she also measured levels of the stress hormone cortisol from saliva samples of each howling wolf and found no such correlation. You would think that since we humans have spent so much energy trying to exterminate the wolf that we would know just about everything there is to know about them. But in reality, other than determining the best ways to kill them, very little is known about their behaviors. Wolves are difficult to study because they are not simple to raise in captivity, they travel long distances in the wild and, for much of their history, have been considered vicious predators unworthy of research. But that attitude is slowly changing in America. Those that want to kill the wolf are actually in the minority. Its just difficult for governments to change old, long-standing policies. I think a major factor behind this change is that as our society became less and less agrarian and we migrated to the cities, the romantic image of the wolf became more acceptable among the masses. It is much easier to see the beauty of the wolf if it is not always eating your livestock. As more studies look at these fascinating creatures more intimately, we are finding out that they are quite intelligent, have strong family ties, and complex social relationships; an awful lot like us. Why is it so difficult for people to understand how much we have in common with the other species on this planet? So when I come home from a canoe trip on Sanibel, I smile as I watch Jacob excitedly stand up, wag his tail, and then sit down and point his head to the sky and howl to the heavens. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to understand he is happy to see me! 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. 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25 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 Plant SmartSupermarket Or Food Desert?by Gerri ReavesWhether birds regard your yard as a supermarket or a food desert is determined by which plant species are there. Pictured are three lowmaintenance readily available shrubs that can transform a barren yard into a supermarket for birds. Hungry and tired migratory birds, in particular, will appreciate a well-stocked yard when they arrive in South Florida. All three of these popular native shrubs do best in natural gardens where they wont be repeatedly overtrimmed. After all no flowers, no berries. Each is easy to propagate with seeds or cuttings. Those dark green crenellated leaves and deep red berries belong to wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa), a native of Florida hammocks. The beautiful foliage has made it one of the most popular of native landscape shrubs. Its a fast grower, usually reaching about five feet high, often much higher. The clusters of white flower are followed by those berries birds love. Seedlings sprout near the parent plant. Rouge plant (Rivina humilis) is also native to hammocks. This member of the pokeweed family can grow to a height of six feet or more. It produces spikes of pinkish white flowers throughout the year. The shiny red berries attract many species of birds and the flowers attract butterflies. It easily reseeds. Beauty berrys (Callicarpa americana) swirls of magenta berries are a food source for more than 40 species of songbirds. The pale pinkish flowers that attract butterflies will be followed by clusters of fruit that remain on the branches all year. This fast-growing member of the verbena family usually reaches five to six feet tall. Give it a welldrained spot in partial sun to full shade. It is droughtand coldtolerant but not salt-tolerant. The diminishment of wild habitat makes it all the more important to make wildlife friendliness a priority when choosing new plants. What good is a visually pretty landscape if its a food desert? Another tip: Avoid using pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers so those berries are safe for birds to eat. Visit lee.ifas.ufl.edu/FYN/FYNHome.shtml for more help on making your yard wildlifeand Florida-friendly. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Beauty berry photos by Gerri Reaves Rouge plant Wild coffee 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!
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 201326 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 Sanibel-Captiva Art League Island visitors and residents are welcome to view paintings by members of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League in their Annual Summer Art Exhibit held in the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. Tropical scenes in watercolor, oil and acrylic include many which were done during the Art Leagues Thursday Paint-outs. There are also still life, abstracts, florals, wildlife and digital imagery a variety of colorful media. Carolyn Johns Diane Olsson Ann Bischoff Richard Faris Betty Weise Adele Mattern CC Caldwell Sylvia Kasparie Pat Smart Audry Otto
27 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013The artwork extends around side walls and also hangs on the back wall of the expanded media center. Residents and visitors are welcome to use the library facilities including computers, Internet connection, eBook availability, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, tapes, reference material, etc. For library hours and upcoming events, call 472-2483 or log on to www.sanlib.org. For more information about the Art Leagues seasonal events such as weekly Paintouts and Portrait Workshops, Clothesline Sale, upcoming juried exhibits, December Art Council of Southwest Florida Exhibit at BIG ARTS and monthly meetings, log on to www.sancapart.com or write to San-Cap Art League, P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957. Marcy Calkins Marion Hall Randon Eddy Kathy Taylor Pat Rochester Rita McLain Your HEALTHY are D Kosher. In the Baileys Center 11am to 9pm 239.579.0860 ZebraFrozenYogurt.com
My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A little wool-gathering for the usually productive Lamb is all right if it helps you unwind. But be careful; too much daydreaming can put you behind schedule in your work. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A work problem is close to being resolved. Now you can go ahead and celebrate the week, accepting invitations from friends who enjoy your company. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Getting your new plan accepted wont be a major hassle if you have the facts to back it up. Your supporters are also prepared to help you make your case. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dealing with a pesky job problem might be timeconsuming but necessary. The sooner you get this situation settled, the sooner you can move on to other matters. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Career advancement is favored thanks to your impressive work record. On the personal side, you should soon hear some good news about an ailing family member. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) There might be mixed signals from a certain someone who doesnt seem all that certain about his or her intentions. Best to sort it all out before it becomes more confusing. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Get all the facts about that investment opportunity before you put even one dollar into it. There could be hidden problems that could prove to be costly. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Compromising on a matter you feel strongly about not only ends the impasse, but can be a win-win deal for all. Remember: Scorpios do well with change. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) With all the demands you currently have to deal with, accepting the help of family and friends could be the wisest course to take at this time. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Recent upsetting incidents might have left you with a big gap in your self-assurance. Refill it by spending time with those who know how worthy you really are. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A dispute about money needs to be resolved quickly, before it festers into something more serious. Consider asking an impartial colleague to mediate the matter. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A soft approach could be more effective than making a loud demand for the information you need. You might even find yourself with more data than you expected. BORN THIS WEEK: Youre sought out for the wonderful advice youre able to offer to others. And sometimes you even take it yourself. begin blowing up homes in a desperate attempt to halt the spread of a great fire through the city. By the time the fire was finally snuffed out the following day, more than 100,000 people had been left homeless. Revolutionary War, the 8-foot-long American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howes flagship Eagle in New York Harbor. It was the first use of a submarine in warfare. nicknamed Little Willie rolls off the assembly line in England. It weighed 14 tons, got stuck in trenches and crawled over rough terrain at only 2 mph. For secrecy, production workers were told the vehicles would be used to carry water on the battlefield. The new vehicles were shipped in crates labeled tank, and the name stuck. record is set by Britains Sir Malcolm Campbell. On the Bonneville Salt Flats of car Bluebird made two runs over a 1-mile course at speeds averaging 301 mph. Korea to begin their postwar occupation of the southern part of that nation, almost exactly one month after Soviet troops had entered northern Korea to begin their own occupation. Although the U.S. and Soviet occupations were supposed to be temporary, the division of Korea quickly became permanent. automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, N.Y. It multiple functions, including providing customers account balances. Spitz wins his seventh gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Munich and establishes new world records in all the events. The record would stand until Michael Phelps took home eight gold medals at the Beijing Games in 2012. dio executive Samuel Goldwyn who made the following sage observation: The most important thing in acting is honesty. Once youve learned to fake that, youre in. stage and early film, who was often referred to as the most famous actress the world has ever known and the divine Sarah, often slept in a coffin. She said it helped her to better understand tragic roles. If youve had a pus-containing discharge from your ear, you have. of the false ears worn by Leonard Nimoy in the role of Spock would last only three to five days of shooting before they had to be replaced. Richard Nixon was sometimes called Tricky Dick, especially toward the end of his troubled career, but you may not be familiar with other nicknames he had. In college his perceived lack of a sense of humor prompted the name Gloomy Gus, and his tendency to spend long hours sitting and studying earned him the moniker Iron Butt. different medications prescribed for him. a prediction that, in hindsight, turns out to have been rather egregiously off the mark: Few scientists foresee any serious or practical use for atomic energy. They regard the atom-splitting experiments as useful steps in the attempt to describe the atom more accurately, not as the key to the unlocking of any new power. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. -Henry David Thoreau THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY28 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Jerrys FoodsRestaurant & Deli FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 BOARS HEAD MEAT! FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlacePIZZA & WINGS CALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEwww.iltesoro.netOpen 7 days a week 751 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.4022 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~
29 ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 Black Maria Film Festival ReturnsThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Edison State College announce the return of The Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival to Southwest Florida for a seventh season on Friday, November 1 at Edison Ford, and Saturday, November 2 at Edison State College. The Black Maria Film Festival is an international award-winning festival that has toured the nation for 32 years and is hosted by museums and colleges throughout the country showcasing independent and experimental film and video. The films include a variety of contemporary works drawn from the annual juried selection of award winning films and videos. The Black Maria is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Awards qualifying festival for short films. Tickets go on sale October 1 at Edison Ford. For more information and updates, visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. S anibel Public L ibrary A mnesty WeekThe Sanibel Public Library is offering borrowers a chance to return overdue library materials and clear their library accounts during the librarys Amnesty Week, to be held September 3 to 9. This will allow library patrons with long-overdue materials to return those items and have the fines cleared from their library account. The purpose of Amnesty Week is to encourage borrowers to return library property so others may use it. Also, Amnesty Week gives library patrons a fresh start. We want to ensure that children and families can read and to use the Library, and not be hindered because of fines owed, said Library Director Margaret Mohundro. Wendy Lambrix, head of library circulation, said all patrons with library books, movies, music and magazines that have not been returned to the library are encouraged to do so during Amnesty Week. Patrons may bring their overdue materials into the library or use the convenient book drops in the parking lot and have their fines forgiven. If people have stayed away because of overdue books or fines, now is the chance to return. The Sanibel Public Library will also give a replacement library card at no charge if people cant find their old one, Lambrix said. For more information, contact the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Seating under the stars at last years Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival T imeless Music At Broadway Palmby D i S aggauIf you like the timeless music of Burt Bacharach, I suggest you make a beeline for Broadway Palm to see Burt and Me. All the incredible songs of the legendary duo, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, are featured in the musical. Songs like Close to You, The Look of Love, What the World Needs Now, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head and the list continues. The songs are set to a cute story that follows a young couple from high school who meet over their love of basketball and the music of Burt Bacharach. They are separated during college, meet again several years later, and try to rekindle their romance. John Ramsey is Joe, and Kate Marshall is Lacey. They make a charming couple and make beautiful music together. Ramsey has great stage presence and has long been a Broadway Palm favorite. Marshall, who played Princess Fiona in Shrek, again captures hearts in this role. Their best friends Jerry (Rendell DeBose) and Sally (Sheira Feuerstein) add greatly to the cast. DeBose broke me up playing the donkey in the recent production of Shrek and he is doing the same in the role of Jerry. The cast is a Shrek reunion of sorts. Feuerstein also plays the eccentric music teacher Mrs. Bernstein, with comic finesse. Then theres Chuck Caruso playing several roles, including Joes father George and Father DeJoseph. He even plays a nun in one scene. Caruso played the leading role in Shrek. Hes a versatile actor, in fact they all are. Taylor Hale and Sami Doherty complete the cast. Loren Strickland and his band, as always, add their considerable talents to the production. Snappy choreography by Amy Marie McCleary keeps everything moving along. This is a fun production with a stellar cast. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. It brought back a lot of memories. In the last scene, dont miss the hat that Ramsey wears in honor of his father. That was a neat sentimental touch. Burt and Me plays through October 5 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. For tickets, call 278-4422, visit www. BroadwayPallm.com or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. A scene from Burt and Me
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rfn BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 21, NO. 10 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA AUGUST 30, 2013 BSECTIONS ave Our Bay Rally S ends A S trong Messageby Jeff L ysiakWaving hand-made signs and chanting slogans, more than 200 people attended the Save Our Bay rally last Saturday morning, lining both sides of the Sanibel Causeway in a demonstration against the excessive freshwater releases coming out of Lake Okeechobee. Those releases have caused murky brown-colored plumes to invade the waters sur rounding Sanibel as well as its neighboring communities, which have drawn the attention of local residents, business owners and those concerned with both the environment and the economy. I moved down here because I liked clear, blue water not this, which looks like Coca-Cola, said Bob Brooks, who recently moved to Sanibel. He said that he was participating in the rally because he believed in getting involved in causes he believes in. Ive been through it in New Jersey, too, added Brooks. Through working with the government, we got them to clean up the beaches. You cant sit on your butt and expect things to get done. Its all about the community, and we have to do what we can to protect our sanctuary island. Its worth fighting for. Three friends from Fort Myers Beach Ceer Spuhler, Miffie Greer and continued on page 2B Hundreds of people lined both side of the Sanibel Causeway on Saturday morning to protest freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee photos by Jeff Lysiak Rally participants came by boat and by stand-up paddleboards, too Rally participants waved to passing traffic, encouraged by honking horns One of the rally organizers chanted slogans using a bullhorn Paula Reiss attended the rally with her dog named Sanibel
From page 1BSave Our Bay RallyKelly Leary came to the Save Our Bay rally because they enjoy going to the beaches in Southwest Florida but not in recent weeks. Something has to be done, said Spuhler. Ive been here for 18 years and theyve (the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) been talking about the lake way back then, and still nothing has been done. Greer, who grabbed one of the handmade signs, smiled and nostalgically reminisced, I havent protested anything since the s, but I figured this was the time to do something. Around 7:30 a.m., people began to arrive at the rally by the carload. They also came by boat, by paddleboard and by canoe, too. I have been a Sanibel resident since 1972, and the water quality is the worst I have ever seen it, said Jonathan Tongyai, who organized the rally. Its affecting businesses people are checking out early, its affecting wildlife, the sea grasses are dying. Its just a bad situation. Local resident Wendy Miller agreed, adding, This has been going on for years. What the army corps did in the 1960s has caused these problems. The water needs to be re-routed to the south. As motorists heading on and off the island passed by, protesters waving signs received encouragement from an occasional honking horn. They were also spurred on by chanting slogans, including: What do we want? Solutions! What do we got? Pollution! Two of the rally protestors, a pair of stand-up paddleboarders dressed in hazmat suits, took the opportunity to promote the Sugarland Rally in Clewiston on Sunday, September 1. 2B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 At the peak of the rally, more than 200 participants lined both sides of the Sanibel Causeway, carrying signs and chanting slogans Hortoons Rally participants, from left, Ceer Spuhler, Miffie Greer, Mike Henning and Kelly Leary Displaying their rally signs were, from left, Don Korn, Alan Mitchell, Susan Morehouse and Wendy Miller
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4B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 Bank Returns As Taste Of The Islands Presenting SponsorThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) ihas announced that Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank is the Presenting Sponsor for the 2013 Taste of the Islands. This years Taste, which will take place on Sunday, November 10, is moving back to The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. This gives CROW and the bank the opportunity to host a significantly larger number of guests. The Taste is a time-honored and delicious event for our community, said bank Vice President Rob Lisenbee, who also serves on the CROW board. Its a perfect way to enjoy good food and music, visit with friends and neighbors, and support CROWs mission. Taste of the Islands offers a wide variety of tasty food from many island restaurants, live music, a silent auction, and more. It is CROWs largest fundraising event supporting its mission of Saving Wildlife Through Compassion, Care and Education. Sponsorships for the Taste of the Islands are available and include complimentary admission and entry into the VIP Pavilion which features The Dunes swimming pool. To become an event sponsor, contact James Robinson, CROWs development director, at 472-3644, ext. 221, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Taste of the Islands Committee Chair Peter Savage, Bank of the Islands Vice President Rob Lisenbee and CROW Executive Director Steve Calabro Local Realtor Attends Floridas Largest Real Estate Event Of The YearJim Branyon, realtor with Royal Shell Real Estate, attended Florida Realtors 97th annual Convention & Trade Expo help August 14 to 18 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. Each year, the Convention & Trade Expo brings realtors from around the state together to discuss and vote on key issues that shape their profession and state association. In addition to committee meetings, members attend more than 35 educational seminars on topics such as effective negotiation, property management, working with global referrals, lead generation, and developing a real estate niche. One of this years highlights was a general session featuring The Property Brothers twins Drew and Jonathan Scott, stars of such HGTV series as The Property Brothers, Buying and Selling, and Brother Against Brother. The Scott brothers shared inside stories about what happens on their shows and revealed their secrets for success. Convention-goers also rocked out for a Night in Chicago as the band Brass Transit delivered a concert that was the Ultimate Chicago experience. Juggler, comedian and entertainer Frank Miles used his skills to illustrate how to overcome personal limits and achieve success during the Keynote Awards Luncheon. Real estate professionals across Florida also took advantage of this years Trade Expo, featuring more than 150 booths with the latest products, technology and other business tools. Jim BranyonShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
5B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013Rotary Happenings submitted by S hirley JewellIm back from vacation and had a great time explor ing states, cities and towns off I-75. Its always fun to discover new areas and one of the great finds on this tris was Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville is a beautiful city with a downtown area that is teeming with business and activities. We had only scheduled an overnight visit there but wished we had planned on staying a few more days. We did cram in a number of activities, including an outdoor production by Shakespeare in the Park Twelfth Night. This beautiful park in the middle of Knoxville is sur rounded by wonderful restaurants and art pieces.This brings me to Rotary. As I strolled through the area, a familiar figure sat front and center stage a handsome bronze sculpture of a Rotarian administering the polio vaccine to a child. This sculpture reflects the commitment that Rotary has to eradicating polio worldwide since 1985. Rotary International is the volunteer arm of a global partnership dedicated to eradicating polio. Rotary volunteers around the world embraced the fight against polio with our PolioPlus fundraising campaign. The PolioPlus program is the most ambitious program in Rotarys history. The initiative is an aggressive public-private partnership to assist international health agencies and governments in eradicating polio from the world. Polio cases still breakout in areas in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan and natural disasters can provide a breeding ground for this disease. Lee County Division of Natural Resources Marine Program Project Manager Justin McBride was our guest speaker on Friday. This marine program is essential to the safety of local recreational activities. Their responsibilities include channel maintenance and aids to navigation, beach renourishment, marine law enforcement, abandoned/ derelict vessel removal, and manatee protection. Channel maintenance and aids to navigation include correct positioning of markers, buoys and manatee zone signs. Channel markers out of position have to be corrected within 30 hours of report. There are 660 aids to navigation and 468 regulatory buoys under the countys responsibility and all must be where indicated on local marine charts. Beach management and renourishment projects are continuous. Lee County has 47 miles of beachfront and 15 miles are in critical need of renour ishment. A list of these areas with timeline information is on their website. Derelict and abandoned vessels have grown from 417 (1989 to 2004) to 585 (2004 to 2012) with a current cost of approximately $1.5 million dollars. Cost includes tracking ownership, posting public notification of seizure and removal. Although Fort Myers Beach is a hotspot for abandoned vessels, vessels are found in our waters all over Lee County. Keeping channels open and at the correct depth is also important for boater safety. Fishing and diving have been enhanced by the Artificial Reefs Program. Twenty artificial reefs have now been placed in the waters off of Lee County. A booklet on the sites is available through the county. We thank Lee County Division of Natural Resources Marine Program for keeping our waters safe. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at firstname.lastname@example.org. Justin McBride Rotary sculpture in Knoxville, Tennessee rf ntbnr nnrrr tb nrf f rff bnbf nrrrrrfrf frntbffb ttr brrr r Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
6B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 Mientkiewicz Named Manager Of The Year As His Playoff-Bound Miracle Seek League Titleby Ed FrankIn the 22 years that the Fort Myers Miracle baseball franchise has been here, weve seen dozens of youngsters who went on to become Major League stars. But its doubtful there has been a single season with as much talent as this years playoffbound Miracle. And dont be surprised if rookie Miracle Manager Doug Mientkiewicz someday is a Big League manager himself having just been named Florida State League Manager of the Year. Thats quite an honor for a first-year manager. The popular and colorful Mientkiewicz guided seven Miracle players to the FSL All-Star game in June plus he has the distinction of managing two of the three top prospects in all of baseball. In addition, his Miracle squad won the South Division Championship for the seasons first-half in a runaway fashion. Bryon Buxton, the current Miracle center fielder, is rated No. 1 by both Baseball America and MLB.com. Last Fridays performance proved why he is No. 1. He reached base seven times and scored three runs in a Miracle double-header sweep over St. Lucie. In the month of August, he is hitting over .400. Just 19 years old, he is certain to be playing at a higher level next season. If you want to see Buxton in action, you had better attend the final two home games of the regular season today, Friday, or Sunday or next Wednesdays playoff game against the Miracles likely opponent, the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Miquel Sano is the second top prospect that Mientkiewicz guided this year. Ranked No. 3 by Baseball America, the 20-year-old third-baseman began the year with the Miracle where his power (22 home runs) quickly earned him a promotion to Double A New Britain where in the last 34 games he is hitting .276 with 11 more home runs. Last Sunday he belted two monster home runs, the third time this season he has had multi-homer games. When Mientkiewicz got the Miracle position, his only previous managing experience had been as a batting coach for a rookie level team in the Los Angeles Dodger organization. We questioned Minnesota Twins General Manager Terry Ryan why he named the former Twins first-baseman to a relatively high minor league position in his first managing job. Hes a winner, thats why, Ryan answered. How right he was. Miracle Playoff Schedule By virtue of winning the division championship in the first half of the season, the Miracle had the choice of either beginning the best-of-three first-round playoff series on the road or home. By selecting to start on the road, the Miracle will have home field advantage for Game Two and Game Three if the third game is necessary. The first game will be Wednesday, most likely in Charlotte as the Stone Crabs had a 3-1/2-game first-place lead beginning the final week of the regular season. The series then moves here to Hammond Stadium for Game Two Thursday and Game Three, if necessary, Friday. The division winner will play the North Division Champion for the FSL title. Playoff tickets can be purchased at the Miracle offices in Hammond Stadium. County Once Again Courts Washington Nationals for City of Palms Park Once again, Lee County is attempting to lure the Washington Nationals to the vacant City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers after Osceola County rejected a proposal to build a $98 million spring training facility for the team. The last time the county went-a-courting the Nationals, the team asked the county for $36 million to fix up the ballpark. It has been little used since being vacated by the Boston Red Sox in 2011 when the county built Boston a new $80 million facility on East Daniels Parkway. Since tourism tax dollars are not available, the county said it will seek a private partnership for the possible project. Doug Mientkiewicz A CPA spends years preparing formoments 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. Pool Service & Supply FL Lic. #CPC1457804 472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE 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.
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8B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2012, Philadelphias Jimmy Rollins became the fourth player in major-league history to have 2,000 hits, 350 steals and 150 homers for one team. Name two of the first three to do it. 2. Who has tossed the most career shutouts in the history of the Dodgers franchise? 3. Entering the 2013 NFL season, who is the Atlanta Falcons all-time leader in quarterback sacks? 4. Beginning in 2004, a No. 1 overall seed for mens basketball was named for the NCAA Tournament. How many times has the overall No. 1 won the event? 5. Who holds the record for most hockey coaching victories at a single college/university? 6. Name the male soccer player who holds the record for most career goals scored in international play. 7. In 2013, Mitch Seavey became the oldest person to win Alaskas Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. How old was he when he won the race? ANSWERS 1. Craig Biggio (Houston), Barry Larkin (Cincinnati) and Paul Molitor (Milwaukee). 2. 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Participants must be able to complete all final skill scenarios in order to obtain the two-year certification. Skills acquired in this course cannot be applied to a professional rescuer or lifeguarding certification. For more information, call 472-0345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. Visit the website at www. mysanibel.com. September Fun Day At Rec CenterRegistration is open for the upcoming Fun Day on Thursday, September 5 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The Fun Day will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and entertainment. Enrollment is available for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The program operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a lunch, swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. Register in advance and receive the Early Bird rate: Early Bird Rate After Early Bird Rate Member: $20 Member: $24 Non-member $25 Non-member: $30 (registration by August 29) (registration on or after August 30) The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information call 472-0345 or visit the website at www.mysanibel.com. Sponsors Sought For Cops & Joggers 5K EventHodges University, Sprint and Suncoast Beverages have signed on to sponsor this years Cops & Joggers 5K and Family Fun Night to be held at Centennial Park, located at 2000 West First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Saturday, September 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available from $150 to $1,000. Sponsorships should be reserved no later than September 1. For more information about sponsorships or to become a sponsor, contact either Office Jesus Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 851-0040, or Denise Egolf at email@example.com or 321-7723. Benefitting fallen police officers and firefighters, this years event will take place during the evening hours with the glow of first responders lights lining the race path. Each runner will also be given two glow bracelets to wear during the race, while glow sticks, necklaces and bracelets will be available for sale. Featuring DJ Nestor Barreiro, the event will include a silent auction, food vendors and a childrens fun area with bounce houses and family activities.Our goal for this years race is to have 716 runners, each runner representing an officer who was killed in the line of duty during the past five years since weve continued on page 30B
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10B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 Canterbury Hosts Chinese S tudentssubmitted by L auren S hipes, D irector of S trategic Communications for Canterbury S choolOn Saturday, August 21, Canterbury School of Fort Myers welcomed five Chinese exchange students. The 10th graders were brought to Canterbury School in partnership with the Cambridge Institute of International Education, to provide them opportunities to study in the United States alongside American students, and learn more about the American culture. The students will stay and live in Southwest Florida, while attending Canterbury School for three years until they graduate in 2016. The international students are hosted by families who guide them on their cultural and educational journey. These students have travelled across the globe for the privilege of studying with us, and we are excited to show them the unique opportunities Canterbury School has to offer, said Julie Peters, director of admission. Sophomore exchange student Bohan Sun has really adjusted well. This is my first time in America, Bohan said. I love Florida. Fort Myers is a very developed town. My host family is very kind, and has shown me much of the local culture. The teachers at Canterbury are very kind, and have helped me with the transition. Mrs. Julie Peters has helped me acclimate to my new school life. The Chinese students presence will enrich learning for Canterburys American students as well. The exchange program allows us to broaden our cultural diversity, strengthen our ability to educate students of different backgrounds, foster meaningful cultural exchanges, and increase global exposure at Canterbury School. The exchange program enriches their perspective on the world, says Peters. Students work on research projects together, both in and out of the classroom. This brings a globalized perspective to our students. The Cambridge Institute of International Education has worked with over 180 schools in 40 states to create meaningful and sustainable international programs, bringing diverse groups of students to high schools across the United States. Its goal is to increase the international profile of American educational institutions and to promote cultural exchange by cultivating relationships among youth in countries with mature, burgeoning, and rapidly changing economies. S tudents S ee S teady ACT S coressubmitted by L auren S hipes, D irector of S trategic Communications for Canterbury S choolACT scores are in, and Canterburys High School students have once again demonstrated academic excellence though the schools scores. With above average scores in all testing areas, including a score of 27 in English, 26 in Math, 27.5 in Reading and 25.3 in Science, Canterburys scores are evidence of our focus on academic excellence, college preparedness and our students readiness for the academic rigor they will find in college. In addition to excellent grades in rigorous courses, explained Canterbury Director of College Guidance Melissa Wilson, ACT scores are highly scrutinized in the admissions process. While most colleges report a range of scores for admitted students, suffice it to say that with higher scores come more acceptances to highly competitive universities. Canterbury Schools SAT averages will be released in September. 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 TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICES (239) 472-5152 M.S.T. T op ProducersVIP Realty Group announced its top agents and sales teams for the month of July. The Bell Team was recognized as top sales team. Mary Lou Bailey was top sales agent. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates was recognized as top listing team and top producing team. Arika Bjorkedal was top listing agent. Charlie Sobczak was recognized as top producing agent. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Mary Lou Bailey Karen Bell Arika Bjorkedal Charlie Sobczak Lomano, Nicholson & Associates S cholarship A wardedThe Womens Fund of Southwest Florida received a $300 scholar ship from the Community Foundation of Collier County. The scholarship will support The Womens Fund participation at The Fundraising School at Indiana University Developing Major Gifts on September 23 to 25 at Hodges University Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Knowledge gained from this seminar will be invested in empowering women in Southwest Florida. Our 2013 projects to establish a regional anti-slavery resource center to combat human trafficking, a matched savings program for low-moder ate income women and a revolving loan fund for women owned businesses will benefit, said Deborah Johnson, representing The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida at the three day seminar. The mission of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida is to raise money through federal and state grants, and relationships with individual and corporate donors, and employ a strategic grantmaking model to fund programs and organizations that address the special, continued on page 19B Deborah Johnson Canterbury S chool Wins T wo G olden Image A wardsOn August 6, Canterbury School of Fort Myers was awarded two Golden Image Awards from The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) for its Grandparent Annual Fund Appeal Brochure. The first award Canterbury won was the Golden Image Award, which is the highest honor presented by the FPRA. The Golden Image Award was received in the Printed Tools of Public Relations category for the brochures design and content. The Judges Award was presented to the organization that achieves maximum results on a limited budget. Canterbury created a customized personal brochure for each grandparent featuring a photo of their grandchild(ren). It was a huge success. Our grandparents absolutely loved receiving a photo(s) of their grandchild(ren) on the brochure. This accomplishment was truly a team effort, working collaboratively with Carolyn Rogers, Simply PR and Mrs. Sunny Lubner, Canterburys grandparent chair. It was extremely gratifying to have reached our grandparents in a way that so touched their hearts, said Deborah Johnson, director of development. The Golden Image Awards have become a standard of public relations excellence in the state of Florida. Winners demonstrate the best examples of innovation, planning and design.
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12B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013S anibel A ttorneys Fowler A nd Platt N amed Best L awyers In A merica 2014Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. announced that real estate attorney David Fowler and trust and estate attorney David Platt of the firms Sanibel office were among Henderson Franklins 14 attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. Fowler was selected for his work in real estate law and is Florida Bar Board Certified in real estate law. He concentrates his practice in transactional real estate, representing buyers, sellers and developers; condominium and community association law representing condominium, timeshare and homeowner associations; and also handles title insurance claims and underwriting. Fowler also assists lenders with commercial and residential loan transactions, forbearance, loan restructuring and workouts. He also writes for and serves as editor of the firms real estate blog, The Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate and newsletter, The Lenders Perspective. Fowler is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College (B.A., cum laude, 1985) and his law degree from the Delaware Law School (J.D., 1988). He can be reached at 344-1353 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Platt was selected for his work in trust and estates law and litigation. With over 30 years of experience, Platt concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, real estate, and business entity formations. He frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants, attorneys, and the general public. Platt serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law, and is the author of several publications. He has also been recognized throughout his career by The Best of the U.S. LLC, Florida Monthly and has been included in Best Lawyers in America since 2006. Platt is active in the Southwest Florida Community and serves as a board member for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife and Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University (B.A., with honors, 1975), his graduate degree from Michigan State University (M.A., 1976) and his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1980). He can be reached at 344-1355 or email@example.com. Oces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda E M J H C DC HOLTZ MAHSH IE DECOSTAATTORNEYS AT LAW David M. Platt David K. Fowler L ee County Port A uthority Recognized For Maintenance EffortsFacility Maintenance Decisions magazine has honored the Lee County Port Authority (LCPA), operator of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), with a Financial Management Award in its 2013 Achievement Awards. The award program acknowledges successful and efficient projects accomplished by maintenance, engineering and grounds care departments in institutional and commercial facilities throughout the United States. LCPA was one of eight companies selected for this years awards and was recognized for greatly reducing energy costs at Southwest Florida International Airport. Since moving into RSWs new terminal in September 2005, the maintenance team has aggressively worked to minimize maintenance costs, improve efficiencies and reduce energy consumption on its Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and lighting systems. These innovative efforts have cut energy usage for the terminal chillers from 8,792,200 KWHs in 2006-07 to 5,590,800 KWHs in 2011-12. In addition, the overall electric costs for all facilities at Southwest Florida International Airport have been reduced by 33 percent. Facility Management Decisions is the only magazine written exclusively for engineering and maintenance professionals at commercial and institutional facilities with content aimed to help them do their jobs better and acknowledge their key role in successful and efficient operations. For more information, visit www.facilitiesnet.com/fmd. S WFL Internal A uditors MeetingThe September meeting of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) will be held on Tuesday, September 3 and will feature State Representative Ray Wesley Rodrigues of Estero. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. Elected to the Florida House in 2012, Rodrigues serves as the Vice Chair of the Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee, is a member of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and the Energy & Utilities, Government Operations Appropriations and the Healthy Families Subcommittees. Registration starts at 5 p.m. on September 3, followed by dinner and the presentation. The price is $30 for members, $35 for non-members and $25 for students. Meeting attendees are eligible for 1.0 hour CPE credit. The IIA is the internal audit professions global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate and principal educator. Members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education and security. For additional information, contact Cyndi Ralph at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Southwest Florida IIA Chapter website at https://chapters.theiia.org/ southwest-florida/Pages/default.aspx. Bergstrom N amed T op July RealtorRE/MAX of the Islands announced that Chuck Bergstrom was one of the most productive RE/MAX sales associates in Florida last month. Bergstrom was ranked number 27 out of 4,358 RE/ MAX sales associates in the state. Chuck is doing extremely well this year. His ever-growing list of clients benefit from his hands-on experience as an island investor and resident, said Art Corace, broker/owner of RE/MAX of the Islands. Chuck had an exceptionally productive July. We are very proud of his accomplishments. Chuck Bergstrom Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell L
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14B ISLAND SS UN AUGUST 30, 2013 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 Kim McGonnell, manager at Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille 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 30, 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. Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! 4203 Dingman Drive Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA Pool Home on Approximately 1 Acre on West Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach! $2,495,000 Pine Cove 1A Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Front Corner Unit. Beautifully Furnished! Great Weekly Rentals. $799,900 561 Lighthouse Way Completely Renovated 5 BR/4 BA Pool Home on Gulf Access Canal. 80 Dock w/Lifts. 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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. 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 s; Wednesday, Trevor, with contemporary top s and reggae; Thursday, Malibu Duo, contemporary, reggae and dance; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has live music tonight, Friday, by Robby and The AbsentMinded, a rock band. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday Night Dance Party with Joe McCormick and Barbara Smith playing and singing classic R&B, dance and disco sounds of the 70s as well as top contemporary dance music; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals, performing pop, R&B, country and jazz standards. 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. On August 30 and 31, the New Vinyls will perform. Crab races will resume Tuesdays and Thursdays in October. 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.continued on page 18BSanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free menu in addition to regular choices, along with pizza and wings, Boars Head meats, frozen yogurt and ice cream. There are outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas and free wi-fi. During June, use the coupon from Sun Dollars in the Island Sun to buy a breakfast sandwich and a medium coffee and get one free; the same bogo deal applies to any ice cream product. And from 3 to 8 p.m., a large cheese pizza is just $9.99 with $1 for each additional topping. SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY SANIBEL 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 From page 15BRestaurants16B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 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 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.. 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. 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. 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.) Phone: (239)489.0442 State Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years
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18B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORSCIRCUIT COURT FOR LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 13-CP-000174 IN RE: ESTATE OF JULIE PORCELLIDeceased.e administration of the estate of Julie Porcelli, deceased, whose date of death was August 6, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Lee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Oce Box 9346, Ft. Myers, Florida 33902. e names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. e date of rst publication of this notice is 08/30/2013.Personal Representative: CARLO PORCELLI 3047 Cloudcrest Road La Crescenta, CA 91214 Attorney for Personal Representative: Michael R. Tein Attorney for Carlo Porcelli Florida Bar No.: 993522 LEWIS TEIN, P.L. Attorney for Petitioner e Oces at Cocowalk 3059 Grand Avenue, Suite 340 Coconut Grove, Florida 33133 Telephone: (305) 442-4101 Facsimile: (305) 442-6744 email@example.com Organize Your Financial L ife D uring S ummerPhyllis G ibson, A ssistant Vice President, Client S ervices, T he S anibel Captiva T rust CompanyIts summer on the islands, and with stifling hot and often rainy days, this is the perfect time to get your financial records in order. At The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company we encourage our clients to spend extra time gathering their documents and carefully outlining what they own. If you follow this advice, you can better protect yourself and your family and avoid over whelming frustration in the future. The first step is to collect your legal, financial and family documents. Keep the originals or copies of these documents in a fireproof safe, safe deposit box or locked filing cabinet. You may additionally want to keep copies of these documents in a password-protected file on your computer. Write a basic letter of instruction that includes the contact information of your attorneys, accountants and financial advisers, detailed funeral arrangements and any other items you want to share with your executor or family members. Be sure to include your will, durable power of attorney, trust agreements, insurance policies, and health care records including names of doctors, living will and health care power of attorney. Next, list everything you own including your homes, vehicles, boats, stocks, bonds, bank and brokerage accounts, leases, and any other real or personal property. Gather warranties and receipts for major purchases, paperwork for major home improvements, copies of deeds and mortgage documents, and vehicle titles and registrations. Put tax returns for the last seven years in one place and keep a list of all your passwords to various accounts and computer sites. Finally, be sure all family records are in one place including marriage licenses, social security cards, drivers licenses, passports, birth certificates, death cer tificates of family members, military discharge records, any retirement infor mation, and any other records that you, and eventually your heirs, will need in the future. By organizing your financial life now you help insure an easier and, hopefully, hassle-free future. S undial L abor D ay CelebrationSundial Beach Resort & Spa is hosting a special Labor Day weekend party at its Sanibel beachfront location with an island-style buffet, live entertainment and prizes. An all-you-can-eat Labor Day weekend BBQ Beach Buffet will be presented poolside at Turtles Beach & Pool Bar on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon to 4 p.m. Cost for adults is $19, children $12 and kids under three eat free. Guests can also order from the lacarte menu. Danny Morgans Apple Butter Band will provide country and western music on Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the pool bar. The band plays island-style music at the Sea Breeze Caf on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Live enter tainment will also be provided on Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Turtles Beach & Pool Bar. Also happening at 1 p.m. on Labor Day, Food & Beverage Director Paul Cuppy will select the winner of a complimentary weekend for two as part of Sundials Sanibel Summerfest promotion. The winner who does not need to be present to win will be selected from hundreds of ballots collected during the summer. Scores of gift certificates for the resorts dining venues will be awarded to guests present during the Labor Day celebration. Drinks start at $3 at the daily happy hours from 3 to 5 p.m. at Turtles Beach & Pool Bar and from 5 to 7 p.m. in Sea Breeze Caf. From page 16BLive On The IslandsSea 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. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
19B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 A couple of years ago, a very nice couple visited with me in my office. They had moved from Wisconsin, where their attorney was also licensed in Florida and had just completed a revision of their revocable trusts and related pour over will, durable powers of attorney, health care surrogates and living wills. They wanted me to represent them now that they had become permanent Florida residents. But they were quick to say that they had the utmost of confidence in their Wisconsin attorney who they assured me had taken the necessary steps to update their documents to Florida law. This couple merely wanted to meet with me and to seek my assistance when something happened to either of them. Normally, I would review your documents and your assets to ensure that your plan is up to date and congruent with your intent now that you live here, I said. No thank you. Well call you when we need you, the husband replied. That was the last I heard until recently, when the wife called me to tell me of her husbands passing. I asked her to provide me current deeds and financial statements so that we could implement the testamentary trusts found within their revocable trusts. Thats when we discovered that nothing had ever actually been transferred into either her trust or his trust. The assets in your husbands name alone will be subject to a probate proceeding in order to get them into the trust for you, I advised. But we were told that our trust avoids the probate process, she said. It does. But only when the accounts and properties are actually titled into the trust name, I continued. Here, there are accounts in your husbands name. So his pour-over-will catches those assets and deposits them into his revocable trust, but only through a probate process does that occur. Looking through the trust instrument carefully, I noticed another problem. The disposition of your home inside of your husbands trust is an invalid devise, I counseled. What does that mean? wife asked. Well, Florida law contains unique and peculiar homestead provisions. This doesnt really have anything to do with your homestead property tax exemption nor your Save Our Homes property tax assessment cap. Instead, the law centers on to whom you can leave your primary residence. When you are survived by a spouse, you need to leave it outright to him or her, or else you have an invalid devise. Well, isnt his trust mine now? Yes and no. You are the trustee of his trust and you are the primary beneficiary of the credit-shelter trust created for estate tax purposes. But despite these facts, the home as a part of this trust creates an invalid devise. So what happens? she asked. Well, you get to share the home with the children. You can either choose a one-half interest in the home or you could choose a life estate and they would get a current vested remainder interest, I said. That doesnt sound so bad, she said. It might not be, unless you go to sell the home and you need the childrens permission, their agreement on the sales price, and they get a portion of the sales proceeds. Hopefully none of the children have any divorces or creditor problems going on now as that might affect the title as well. Needless to say, the wife wasnt very happy with all of the obstacles that appeared before her in a most difficult time after the loss of her husband. All of these problems could have been avoided with a review of the trust and the assets and corresponding action taken before anything happened to the husband. While you might point out that the Wisconsin attorney could have done more, one doesnt know the extent and scope of his representation. Perhaps he wasnt engaged to also help transfer the assets to the trusts that he created. As far as the homestead laws, those are very peculiar to Florida. While the Wisconsin attorney indicated that he was licensed to practice law in Florida, he may not have had many clients here and may have been unaware as to the issues involved in the disposition of Florida homestead. Or it could have been that the clients assured him that the home was owned differently than it really was. It all could have been an innocent misunderstanding or a lack of depth of the engagement itself. In any event, the morale of the story is clear. Even if you have a trust, you might not avoid the probate process if all of your assets were never actually transferred into the trust, and when moving to a new state, beware of how your new home states laws affect your estate planning. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerWhen You Dont Avoid Probate With A Trustby Craig R. 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Taking that extra step to make sure your calculations are just right can mean the difference between excitement and disappointment on the day of new furniture delivery. Floor plans to scale are a great first measure, but the best way to make sure youve checked twice is achieved with the use of a little painters tape. Taking the dimensions of a piece of furniture and taping them out on the floor where youre thinking about placing your new furniture is a great way to bring your floor plan to life. This is also a great way for you to actually see the space you will need to accommodate your new furniture pieces. Painters tape is designed to be inexpensive and easy to remove without harming carpet, tile or hardwood. In addition, remember to check the size and clearance of doorways and turns especially on staircases, hallways and landings to be sure you can access the room and final area of placement of your new furniture pieces. So, the next time youre not quite sure how a new piece will look or how much space you will need take a moment and tape it out! Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. From page 10BScholarship Awardedcritical needs of women and girls in Southwest Florida. The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida Board of Directors include Brenda Tate, President; Linda Uhler, Secretary/ Treasurer; Lalai Hamric, Vice Chair and Lou Pontius, Chair, Amanda Cross, Director, and Helen Athan, Director. For more information and to view the executive summary of The Status of Women in Southwest Florida report, visit www.womensfundflorida.org or email email@example.com. Follow The Womens Fund online at facebook. com/floridawomen and on twitter.com/ twfofswfl. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 201320B Kramm Selected GM At SundialMariner Management Services has announced the selection of Bob Kramm as General Manager of Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, the newly renovated iconic beachfront resort on Sanibel Island. Kramm brings to his new position more than three decades of world-class hospitality experience. At Sundial, where the resorts food and beverage amenities were recently opened to the public for the first time in five years, he will focus on strengthening resort operations while working to enhance the guest experience. He directs a staff of over 100 hospitality professionals. Kramm began his hotel career at the age of 15 in Cape May, New Jersey. He served in the U.S. Air Force, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Hotel Management School and spent 15 years with Marriott and Sheraton corporations in positions of increasing responsibilities. This led to 13 years as a senior executive with Huizenga Sports and Entertainment Group, when he was GM for the famed Pier 66 Resort & Marina in Fort Lauderdale. He continued in independent luxury resorts in both Florida and the Bahamas and was SVP and COO for Old Bahama Bay in the Bahamas. For his efforts, he was nominated as Hotelier of the Year and achieved industry recognition for quality operations and skillful sales and marketing roles. He is best known for his fusion of live, local entertainment with the resort experience. Kramm has been a volunteer for Golden Retriever rescue organizations for many years and enjoys playing drums regularly with local Island entertainers. Guiding the reintroduction of a resort like Sundial is not only challenging, it is also fun, said Kramm. Our long-range goals are to infuse the Sanibel Island culture with excellence in hospitality, blending fine cuisine with live music, arts, music, entertainment, expanded childrens programs and special events and celebrations year round. We are well on our way after hosting our first Sundial Summerfest celebration. Mariner Services Management assumed management of the resorts common areas on June 1, 2013. Resort renovations have included upgrading the buildings exterior, public spaces, food and beverage outlets, banquet facilities, spa, lobby and front desk areas. Additional plans call for pool complex refurbishments, a new fitness center and a pizza and ice cream shop. Bob Kramm JNA Welcomes Back ConnorJohn Naumann & Associates announced last week that they have welcomed Jackie Connor back to the JNA family. Connor worked with JNA for 14 years and stayed on for an additional five years through the Coldwell Bank transition. She moved over to Sothebys when Coldwell Banker left the island in 2008 and has stayed very active in the island real estate community. JNA reopened on Sanibel in 2009, and they announced that Connor has decided to return to her real estate roots and is now serving as the office administrator at the main office of John Naumann & Associates, located at 1149 Periwinkle Way. Jackie Connor 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 Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference 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 Shell Point Informational MeetingsResidents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. One of Shell Points retirement counselors will explain the benefits of becoming a Shell Point resident. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on the following dates: September 4, 10, 18 and 24 October 2, 8, 16 and 29 November 6, 12, 20 and 26 December 4, 10 and 18 During the casually-structured meeting, guests will learn about lifecare and the retirement options and amenities available at Shell Point. Guests can also tour two of the three neighborhoods; The Island and The Woodlands and see a model residence. Admission to these sessions is free, however, seating is limited so reservations are required and may be made by calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-7801131. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. 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.
21B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, There is a yearlong celebration to honor the progress of and mark the 23rd anniversary of ADA or The Americans with Disabilities Act. President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against any qualified individual with a disability. For those who have a handicap or know someone with a handicap, this law was a huge victory and step forward in providing an equal opportunity to this population. Recently in the Washington Post, there was an article written by Ron Charles about this celebration. Mr. Charles has a 23-year-old daughter with cerebral palsy so the 23rd anniversary of ADA was met with special enthusiasm by Mr. Charles and his family. In his article, he said that, some of the great sources of solace and encouragement over the years have been novels that portray people with special needs sensitively, respectfully and most important realistically. So as part of his recognition of this anniversary, his article contained a list of his top 10 books that have helped the Charles family through the years. Personally knowing the power of words as well as knowing how effective bibliotherapy is, I contacted Mr. Charles and asked if I could pass along his list to my readers. He replied with an enthusiastic Yes! Here are his top ten enjoy. 1. Under the Eye of the Clock by Christopher Nolan (Skyhorse, 1987). This autobiographical novel by the late Irish poet Christopher Nolan, who had cerebral palsy, is a gorgeous and insightful book about the expansive life of a man who seemed entirely trapped in his chair. He pecked out this story with a pencil attached to his forehead. My wife and I have given away more copies than we can count. 2. Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips (Vintage, 2009). This powerful, complex novel moves between two stories: the No Gun Ri massacre during the Korean War in 1950 and a devastating flood that confronts a West Virginia family in 1959. Termite, a profoundly and multiply handicapped boy, is cared for by his aunt and his devoted 17-year-old half-sister, Lark. Theirs is one of the most affecting sibling relationships in American literature. 3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon (Vintage, 2003). In this quirky novel from England, a boy with autism tries to figure out the mystery of the death of his neighbors dog. 4. The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (Algonquin, 2012). In this warm-hearted novel, Evison, who once worked as a caregiver, describes the friendship between a down-on-his-luck personal aide and a teen with muscular dystrophy. 5. The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon (Grand Central, 2011). Simon, who wrote a celebrated memoir about her sister with special needs, here presents the harrowing adventure of a mentally disabled white woman and a deaf African American man. 6. The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty (Hyperion, 2003). The 10-year-old narrator of Moriartys wonderful debut novel lives with a frustratingly irresponsible mother and a little brother whose special needs should break this family but dont. 7. Up High in the Trees by Kiara Brinkman (Grove, 2007). Brinkmans narrator, an 8-year-old with Aspergers syndrome, describes his familys efforts to survive in the wake of his mothers death. For anyone bravely grasping for order and solace amid unspeakable loss. 8. Lamb in Love by Carrie Brown (Algonquin, 1999). A delightful novel about the late-in-life romance between a postmaster and a woman who cares for a young man with special needs. 9. Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum (Algonquin, 2013). Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Nussbaums novel is about a group home for young people with special needs. 10 My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge by Paul Guest (Ecco, 2008). Okay, Im cheating. This isnt a novel; its a collection of poems. But Guest, paralyzed from a bike accident when he was 12, writes courageous, funny, angry verse that shows what human beings and poetry can do. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. 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22B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013 G ot A Problem? D r. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I know going on a diet to lose weight is not the healthiest way to lose and maintain weight. Can you recommend a type of diet program to help with slow weight loss and reduced stress?A: No one diet works for everyone as you already are aware. The diet that has been getting rave reviews for years and is well researched is the Mediterranean Diet. This diet is based on the diets of people who live in Italy, Spain, Greece and other Mediterranean countries and is high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, fish, olive oil and includes a modest intake of wine. The guidelines recommend limited intake of dairy products and meat and no trans or saturated fats from processed food. The diet features fish that contain omega 3 fatty acids which are important in many of our bodily functions, such as keeping blood from clotting, maintaining the fluidity of cell membranes, lowering the amount of lipids (fats such as cholesterol and triglycer ides) circulating in the bloodstream, and helping to prevent cancer cell growth. The use of olive and canola oils, which are high in mono-unsaturated fats, is encouraged. Studies have shown that people who have made this diet a per manent lifestyle change live longer and healthier lives and have lower incidence of heart attacks, diabetes and cancer. There also is evidence of a slowing of age-related cognitive impairment in people who eat this way. I recommend the Mediterranean Diet because it is very easy to incorporate as a part of permanent lifestyle changes. You can find a lot of information on the Mediterranean Diet through nutrition experts, books and the Internet. Exercise is one of the keys to weight loss. If you are overweight, proper diet and exercise will go a long way toward helping you lose weight and keep it off. My experience has shown that hypnosis for weight loss seems to be effective for people who really desire to change their behavior and reduce their levels of stress. The most important tool in weight loss and maintaining it is a positive selfimage. I have worked with hundreds of patients who wanted to lose weight. They were successful in not only losing the weight but also keeping it off. They had to be deprogrammed of old core beliefs and reprogrammed with a new positive belief system that enhances self-image. Negative old beliefs can be like toxins in the body that need to be removed. I record the sessions so that the patient can replay them, continually reinforcing the positive new programming. Positive mind-body connections enhance a positive self-image, which aids in achieving success in whatever we do. An interesting side note regarding weight loss: My husband, Robert H. Fisher, D.C., has helped many of his patients who were overweight. Many returned to their normal weight for their height and body type. A number of their histories revealed that they began to gain weight at a time when events occurring in their lives were creating moderate to severe stress, especially times of lack of feeling loved and appreciated, or lack of resources especially of a financial nature. It seemed that their bodies responded to the stresses by storing more adipose tissue. Fear of lack seemed to be felt by the body as well as the mind. When he would make them aware of this coincidence and they would work with the mental as well as the physical aspects, the result was the weight loss they desired. ISLAND PHARMACY(Voted Best Pharmacy on The Island 6 years)CARING FOR YOU AND ABOUT YOU2330 Palm Ridge Rd. #12, Sanibel Eden Energy MedicineCover Your Back: T race G overning Meridian by Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML(03-12)Today, with this Yang Meridian, learn to cover your back. Have you ever felt someone staring at your back even though not facing in the direction from which the energy was emanating? If so, then you have sensed the power of others energies targeting your being. Yang energies are generally those reaching outward and this meridian is one of the most powerful Yang influences since it literally covers you back. Not only is it a meridian, but like central meridian, it is also a radiant circuit, so it has complex and extraordinary powers. Because your bladder meridian, governing your nervous system, runs on either side of this meridian, when you trace it, you also help empower the nervous system. Together, central and governing meridians form an energetic core around your body offering protection from the environment and its influences. The environment means all influences that impact you: physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychically. Energies that surround you can literally enter and exit through these special unique meridians. As a reminder, view the August 9 and 16 columns, since the basics of tracing are set forth. Governing meridians high tide is Noon. We always begin and end by tracing central and governing meridians before starting to trace the other meridians. The meridian to use when starting to trace will be the one whose high tide is at that time of day. to tracing all meridians. Although it is best to trace all your meridians as one continuous flow, you may want to trace governing if you need more assertiveness, cooperation, need confidence, or just feel the need to have your back covered. Tracing governing when doing Zip-Up, part of the 5 Minute Routine, is an added bonus to balance Yin/Yang energies. I ground myself in gratitude. But for interaction with others and life itself, we wouldnt find the joy and pleasure of living. Remembering that matter follows energy, stating a positive thought shifts the energy just by the intention; this is the metaphysical fabric of life! We are all part of that pure fabric of existence, so reap its benefits. point of governing meridian is at the tailbone, and the end point is in the inside of your mouth right behind your upper lip. To trace governing, place one hand on or slightly above your tailbone moving your hand as high up your spine as you can reach. With the other hand, reach over a shoulder and try to touch the hand reaching up. If you cant make a physical connection, use your intention to view making your hands touch. With the hand that is reaching over the shoulder, pull the energy up the spine, over the center back of the head, over the top of the head down across the center of the forehead, over the nose and end at the upper lip. Thats it. You just traced governing. Refer to prior articles to benefit from the Zip-up or Hook-up. backwards. Remember that if there is too much energy in a meridian, you may want to trace it backwards and see if that makes you feel better. If it does, then trace it backwards three times, but never trace the heart backwards. To flush a meridian, as if you are de-clogging a pipe, trace the meridian once backwards to loosen the sludge and then trace the meridian forward three times. Flushing really helps reset the meridians balance. Generally with governing meridian, you will not be tracing it backwards since most of us want to keep our core strong by closing and strengthening central and governing meridians. You are set. Keep this column as a reminder of how to trace governing while you learn the next 13 meridians over the next several months. Have fun with your energy! Next weeks topic is Arrhythmic Heart Beat Trace Heart 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.
23B ISLAND SUN AUGUST 30, 2013deaRPharmacistProtect Eyesightby S uzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I need more options to protect my vision. I take prescription eye drops, but Im steadily declining. RJ, Decatur, Illinois Im sorry to hear that. Im always researching ways to protect eyesight because it is so precious, and often taken for granted. Even if you use prescription drops like Timolol, Xalatan, Restasis, Zaditor, Travatan, Acular, or the eyelash growing Latisse, supplements are usually OK. Numerous multi-tasking formulas are sold at pharmacies, and they contain all the key eye-nourishing ingredients like minerals, omega 3 fatty acids and B vitamins. These lay a good foundation, but may not be enough. So even if you take Ocuvite or I-caps, for example, its probably alright to take one of the nutrients I list below, or both for that matter. Since we are dealing with your eyes, get your ophthalmologists blessings for any new supplements, even if they are sold without a prescription. Astaxanthin Sold nationwide, it gets my stamp of approval for macular degeneration and glaucoma-based upon my research. This is a soft-gel, it is not an eye drop. Astaxanthin can be thought of as a cousin of beta carotene. Because it can reduce Asthenopia or eye fatigue by 54 percent, and I work on a computer, I take this. Astaxanthin is a protective antioxidant, it never goes prooxidant like other nutrients. Forget your eyes, studies prove it helps joint pain, supports healthy cholesterol levels, eases fine lines and improves endurance. Since I take 12mg BioAstin every day myself, I can vouch for these benefits from my own personal experience. Being both lipophilic and hydrophilic, it slides easily into every single cell, your brain too. Do the studies prove it? Yes. Astaxanthin is helpful for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, eye strain and seeing things in fine detail. A new study, published in Molecular Vision, July 25, 2013, found that the natural astaxanthin reduced oxidative stress on retinal pigment epithelial cells which just so happen to play a crucial role in the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration. That study concurs with dozens of others. Astaxanthin supplements are sold at health food stores nationwide. Hyaluronic acid I think this supplement is perfect for dry eye. Its naturally found in your vitreous humor, which is the gel-like liquid in your eye. It may help floaters, glaucoma, a detached retina or diabetic retinopathy. Doctors sometimes suggest taking hyaluronic acid supplements to improve recovery and minimize scarring after cataract surgery. It is fabulous for bones (think osteoporosis) and skin. Hyaluronic acid is the star ingredient in skin fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. Supplements are touted to restore hair color (not sure about that one!) and disorders that damage the vocal cords. Since my focus is on eyes, Ill tell you that hyaluronic acid can be taken as an oral supplement, and its sold at health food stores. I havent tried any brands myself. I found eye drops with it. One is AMO Blink Contacts Lubricating Drops and the other is Oxyal. 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. S upport G roup For Families Of L ong T erm Care Facility ResidentsA support group specifically for families of nursing home and assisted living facility residents will meet on Tuesday, September 17 at 10 a.m. at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns, and questions families face as they cope with placing a loved one in a long-term care facility. The group is open to all interested families of nursing home or assisted living residents at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational, and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 437-3007. S upport G roup For A dult Children Of A lzheimers PersonsA support group specifically for adults who have a parent with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder will meet at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. Interested caregivers can attend on Tuesday, September 3 at 6:15 p.m. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns, and questions adult children face as they provide care to a parent with memory loss or strive to learn more about Alzheimers disease. The group is open to all interested individuals at no charge. Meetings are held each month on the first Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. The meetings are sponsored by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. For more information, call the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center at 4373007. 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, I have been a widow for over 40 years, a widow longer than I was married. My friends are always asking me when am I going to give up my apartment and go to a retirement living complex. I am happy living alone; I drive my own car, walk a mile each day and play bridge at least three times a week. I am not ready to go and live around all those old people. I know I am 92 years old because my one knee tells me so. But I am going to have that replaced in three weeks, and when it heals I will be able to walk two miles each day. Why do others go into all of these places? Agnes Dear Agnes, I wish I could meet you! You are an inspiration and younger people should listen to your philosophy of life. Some people find aging to be a very difficult adventure and depend on others to meet their needs. I wish there were more people like you! Lizzie Dear Agnes, Hats off to you! Living as you want without caving in to the pressures of society that if you are of a certain age you should do or not do certain things or live in a certain place blah, blah, blah. Life is meant to be lived continue living and setting a wonderful example for younger generations. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Eat-in-kit is open to LR which from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. room & bathrooms. Carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. RS 8/9 CC 8/9 REAL ESTATE CC ONDO fF OR SS ALE MI LLLL I ONON DOLLARDOLLAR VI EE 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, Re/Max Realty Group, 239-292-7012.NS 8/16 CC 8/30 SER viVI CES O ffFF ERED SS CARNATO LL A wW N SS ER viVI CELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 firstname.lastname@example.orgRS 1/25 BM TFN HELLES CC LEAN iI N gG SS ER viVI CESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN P AA I NTNT I NN G G OATOAT Professional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 4/19 CC TFN CC O mpMP AN iI ON SS ER viVI CE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.RS 1/4 BM TFN RESORTRESORT M ANAANA G EE M ENTENT Retired couple seeks position as small resort management team. Both have 30 years of Sanibel familiarity. On-site residence desired; salary negotiable. 231-421-9194 / email@example.com.NS 8/23 CC 9/13 DD R umUM 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! 239-994-7846.NS 8/9 CC 8/23 HO uU SE kK EE pP ER G iI RL FR iI DA yY Experienced Housekeeper. Excellent References, Reliable, I will also help with light cooking and errands. Call Heather (239) 826-1045 Sanibel & Lee Co. LicenseNS 8/30 CC 9/6 QUI ETET SANSAN IB ELEL H OO M EE W/P RR IV ATEATE 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. $4,000/mo. + util. Annual rental only. Unfurnished. Landscaping & association fees paid by owner. Avail Oct 2013. Call 917-680-4440.NS 5/31 CC TFN P RETTRETT I ESTEST SANSAN IB ELEL RENTALRENTAL 2 BR/2 BA house off Sanctuary Golf living space. Large parking area + 2 under house spaces. Beautiful views, quiet neighborhood. No smoking. Available now. $1,800 mo inc landscaping/garbage/sewer. 1st+last+security. 472-0297.NS 8/30 CC TFN ANN uU AL RENTAL LL ON gG TT ER mM RR ENTAL2BR 2Bath 1,500 Sq. Ft. Executive Condo in Sanctuary available for long term rental. 6 month minimum, multi-year available. No pets, no smoking. $2,200 per month plus utilities. Call 407-227-3554.NS 8/30 CC 9/20 SER viVI CES O ffFF ERED SANSAN IB ELEL H OO M EE W ATCATC HRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN RORO G ERER NODRNODR UFF ELECTRELECTR I CC Lic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. RS 6/7 CC TFN HO mM E/ CONDOCONDO WATC hH CONC iI ER gG E SER viVI CES Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN ANN uU AL RENTAL 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Ownersanibelannualrentals.comServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 8/30 BM TFN ANN uU AL RENTALS SS AN ibIB EL DD I RECTLRECTL Y ACROSSACROSS F RORO M B EACEAC H custom wood staircase, All High End appliances, separate bar, full custom large 3 car garage. A rare offering @ $3,500/mo. LALA K EE F RONTRONT This Old Florida Style piling home has a Great view over the large heated pool to the Lake! Offering 3 bedrooms/two baths, two car garage plus storage. Short distance to the beach. $3,000/mo. CANALCANAL & DOCDOC K Five Minutes to Sanibel T oll-Booth!! This UF ground level updated home offers 3 BR/2 BA + family room, double garage, screened in pool, 65 boat dock, + boat lift for boat. $2,800/mo. fF ORT myMY ERS RERE /M AA X OO F TT H EE I SLANDSSLANDS Putting owners and tenants together www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN FOR RR ENTCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. For information call 239-472-1189.RS 3/15 CC 8/30 RivRIV ER DiDI STR iI CT H iI STOR iI C DD EAN PAR kK 1924 Pristine 2 story 2700 sq ft Tudor, 3-2.5-2, newly done kit (w/granite), area, walk to downtown. Special. No pets. $1,500. 239-543-4278.NS 8/30 CC 8/30 OO P ENEN H OO U SESE 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM COLONY BEACH ESTATES 428 BELLA VISTA WAY, SANIBEL BEACH! THIS THREE LEVEL WITH IS ALL ABOUT! PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY AUGUSTINA HOLTZ, BROKER ASSOCIATE AUGUSTINA.HOLTZ@ SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM (914) 648-8888NS 8/30 CC 8/30
29B ISLAND SS UN AUGUST 30, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 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 hH E lL P WA nN TE dDloLO 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 loLO ST A ndND foFO U ndND VOL UU N TEETEE R SS N EEEE D EE DAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN H EE L PP WAWA N TETE DNorris Home Furnishings is a fast growing company that is seeking a motivated, cheerful and experienced part time sales person. This person should enjoy meeting new people and helping them make their dream homes a reality. Being good with colors and textures is a plus. Stop by store for application, or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.orgNS 8/30 CC 8/30 hH E lL P WA nN TE dD ED Para 6hrs. Tolls Paid Call The Sanibel School @ 472-1617.NS 8/9 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 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 VOL UU N TEETEE R O PPPP OR TUTU NI TYTY The 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.NS 2/8 CC TFN TO PLA cC E AA CLA ssSS I fF IED LL OG OntONT O: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED
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 30, 2013 Pets Of T he Week Hello, my name is Rush. Im a 2-year-old male black and tan chihuahua mix. Even though Im adorable, cute and very photogenic, Im a little timid. Do you have a quiet home where I could thrive? I have lots of love and attention to give. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Theres No Place Like Home adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Tobago. Im a 5-month-old black male domestic shorthair. There are still lots of us adorable little babies at the shelter waiting for homes. Im active, playful and could provide hours of entertainment for you. My adoption fee is $10 (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 in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/ neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Tobago ID# 562535 Rush ID# 570714 photos by squaredogphoto.comFrom page 8BCops & Joggers 5K Eventhosted this event, said Lt. Jeffrey Bernice of the Fort Myers Police Department. It is an honor that we run for the memories of these fallen warriors who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Beginning at 7:45 p.m., the 3.1-mile run begins and ends at Centennial Park and will cross the Edison Bridge. Participating joggers may register online with the Fort Myers Track Club at www. ftmyerstrackclub.com. The early registration fee is $20 per adult and $15 per youth, 17 years old or younger, on or before September 26. Fees increase to $25 per person on September 27 and $30 per person on September 28 for all participants. The Fort Myers Cops & Joggers 5K was first established in 2008 to assist the family of officer Andrew Widman who was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 18, 2008. Proceeds from this years event will benefit the FMPD Fallen Officers Memorial Fund and The Brotherhood Ride, both organizations aid the families of fallen police officers and firefighters who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. For more information about the event, contact Lt. Jeffrey Bernice at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-7698.
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