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Island sun ( June 21, 2013 )

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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Creation Date: June 21, 2013
Publication Date: 09-13-2013

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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva

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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 36863761
lccn - sn 97027775
System ID: UF00101362:00191

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00101362/00141

Material Information

Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Creation Date: June 21, 2013
Publication Date: 09-13-2013

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva

Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 36863761
lccn - sn 97027775
System ID: UF00101362:00191


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SEPTEMBER SUNR ISE /SUNSET: SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 rfn PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAI D FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com T own Hall Offers Lots Of Few Solutionsby Jeff LysiakMore than 100 citizens concerned with the current condition of local waterways, hopeful of hearing some plausible solutions to the problem at hand, filled the situation room at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center last Thursday evening, where a town hall-style information meeting lasted over two-and-a-half hours. Reacting to the discolored plumes that have been seen off the coasts of Southwest Florida since early July, a result of excessive freshwater runoffs coming out of Lake Okeechobee draining into both the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane arranged to have a meeting with local officials including Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall; Colonel Alan M. Dodd, commander of the Jacksonville district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Ernie Barnett, interim executive director of the South Florida Water Management District as a means of informing the public on the status of the Lake Okeechobee releases and plans for resolving the water quality issues. Its been very dry for the past two weeks, so things are starting to stabilize a little better, said Dodd prior to the meeting. We are going to continue to monitor Lake Okeechobee. There are still a few more weeks left in our rainy season, so we still have to keep a close eye on it. On August 28, Florida Governor Rick Scott came to Fort Myers and announced a $90 million project that aims to improve water flows south from Lake Okeechobee and reduce flows into our estuary, the Caloosahatchee River and the St. Lucie Estuary. The project, a 2.6-mile bridge located along an eastern section of the Tamiami Trail, will replace the existing roadway which has blocked natural water flow to the south since it was constructed in 1928.continued on page 5 More than 100 people attended the town hall-style event at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center photos by Jeff Lysiak International Coastal Cleanup Is Next Weekend On Saturday, September 21, SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) invites the public to participate in an international volunteer effort to rid the coastlines and waterways of marine litter, pollution and debris. As many as 600,000 volunteers worldwide remove millions of pounds of coastal trash that can hurt local economies, injure and kill marine wildlife, and choke the ocean environment. SCCFS partner in the Ocean Conservancys 27th annual Coastal Cleanup is Keep Lee County Beautiful and Baileys General Store. Through Baileys, Barefoot Wines is also a Coastal Cleanup partner this year, and they will be providing T-shirts, gloves and bags while supplies last.continued on page 3 The Coastal Cleanup is a great opportunity for families to get together and make a difference in the communityT ri Will Keep Captiva B usy T his WeekendThe Galloway Captiva Tri is coming to Captiva this weekend, September 14 and 15. What does that mean for you? If youre a resident of Captiva, the only real impact (aside from some busy island restaurants Friday and Saturday night) will be the closing of Captiva Drive on Sunday, September 15 from 6:45 a.m. to roughly 8:45 a.m. for the bike part of the race. Emergency vehicles will have access to the road at all times, but regular traffic will be asked to wait until the bicyclists contineud on page 30 T axes M ay Go R ate Will R iseby Anne M itchellWith its continued focus on keeping a tight rein on spending, the main way left for the City of Sanibel to reduce expenses is by paying down debt, mostly debt incurred by its employee pension plans. These plans and the unfunded liability they generate plague municipalities nationwide. Sanibel City Council has been chipping away at these debts for more than five years Continuing its cost-conscious policy, the Sanibel City Council on Saturday approved a tentative millage rate of 2.0861 that calls for continuing to pay down debt to lower expenses, holding to continued on page 5

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 20132 Center 4 Life Upcoming EventsFit 4 Life is the motto at the Sanibel Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members may attend fitness classes by paying $3.50 per class. Island Seniors, Inc. annual membership is $20. Members of the City of Sanibel Recreation Center must show their membership cards to attend. All fitness classes are all based on participation and the schedule is as follows: Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. This class is a combination of the weve had during season. Keep your heart, lungs and muscles strong and your brain fit with a combination of aerobics 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. bility balls, along with mats, are used to strengthen your muscles. Improve core strength and balance. 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. and 24 at 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided. Bring water, a small snack, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, a change of clothing and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Stop by the Center 4 Life to sign up. Wednesday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for September 13 and 27 If you have some painting experience and would like to work from still life or photos, join Bea and other artists. Cost is $20 per session for Island Seniors, Inc. members and $25 for non-members. Wednesday and Thursday, September 18 and 19 or November 6 and 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. If you email or browse the Internet, your photos. This is a hands-on training Copy photos from your camera or prints without a trip to the store. Class antees your seat. $60 for members and $90 for non-members. 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. Mark your calendar for the Trash & Treasure Sale, returning on Saturday, November 16. The Center 4 Life is accepting donations now in preparation or TVs. Call 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way on Sanibel for details on programs or to register. Captiva Community Panel To MeetT Tuesday, September 17, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. Spoil Yourself, or someone you love, or both todaySpecialsSeptember 1 30 Swedish Massage 50 Minute Reg. $100 SPECIAL $80 Deep Tissue Massage 50 Minute Reg. $110 SPECIAL $90 European Facial Reg. $100 SPECIAL $80 Pedicure Reg. $50 SPECIAL $40 Manicure Reg. $35 SPECIAL $25 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! Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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3 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 Pond A pple Park Boardwalk A mong City A ction Itemsby A nne MitchellIn addition to its budget hearing Saturday, the Sanibel City Council held its monthly meeting during which it: of $20,861 from the Lee County nis courts, creating a new 69,114 square half the cost of dredging the Sanibel boat International Coastal Cleanup your own water to reduce the use of threatening waterways and wildlife, and it rf ntbnr nnrrr tb nrf f rff bnbf nrrrrrfrf frntbffb ttr brrr r

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 20134 Shell Museums Celebrity Island Dinner Tickets Are On SaleThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is kicking off the upcoming season with an outrageously annual event that raises funds to help support its educational programs. Dress up in your most outrageous island attire, invite your friends and plan to attend The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums Celebrity Island Dinner. The evening will kick off with an Outrageously Happy Hour, followed by a gourmet three-course dinner. And this year, there will be karaoke for attendees after dinner. Co-sponsored and hosted by Traders Caf and Store on Sanibel, the event will take place on Tuesday, October 1. This years theme is Outrageously Island so be sure to go all out in your choice of costume, tip your celebrity waiter for outrageous and service. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a fun island event with your friends and family, and support a great cause, said Dorrie Hipschman, executive director of the shell museum. Our celebrity wait staff and the staff at Traders are very dedicated to this event, and they have delivered top notch service and great entertainment over the years. We look forward to another wonderful evening and hope to see you there. More than a 100 guests attended in 2012. A limited number of tickets is now on sale. For reservations, go to www.shellmuseum.org. Tickets are $60 per person and all proceeds will benefit the shell museum. The Outrageously Happy Hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. This years celebrity waiters are: Ric Base (Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce), Mark Blust (Prawnbroker Restaurant Group), Doug Congress (City of Sanibel), Mick Denham (City of Sanibel), Kevin Ruane (City of Sanibel), Alison Dry (Cips Place), Krista Fogelsong (NBC-2), Terry Igo (Sanibel Captiva Trust Company), Anne Joffe (She Sells Sea Shells), Richard Johnson (Baileys General Store), Bobby Logue (BIG ARTS), Clay Miller (NBC -2), Pam Rambo (iLoveShelling.com), Boone Randolph (Singing Wind Realty), Dan Schuyler (Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery) and T. Shea (Costco). Celebrity wait staff from 2012: Danny Duncan, Krista Fogelsong, Clay Miller, Dan Schuyler, Karen Bell, Anne Joffe, Matt Asen, Sandy Stilwell, Ric Base and Mark Blust 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! 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 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 WOOSTER TVSERVING SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA FOR OVER 35 YEARSTelevision Sales and Service Competitive Pricing Free Delivery Fast, Friendly Service2422 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel FL 33957239-472-1133woostertv@comcast.net www.woostertv.com

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5 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 From page 1Town Hall MeetingWe feel that positive steps have been made, said Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, in reaction to Governor Scotts bridge project. But there remains much more work to be done. Ruane and Hall introduced video presentations by Senator Bill Nelson and Congressman Trey Radel. Nelson called the current water conditions an intolerable situation while Radel noted, When our environment is in harm, our economy is in harm. This is what happens when government imposes itself on local issues, said Radel. This really is not a partisan issue its a Florida issue. Dodd delivered a detailed history of Lake Okeechobee, from the more than 3,000 lives lost during the 1926 and 1928 hurricanes and the establishment of the water management system. According to Dodd, keeping the level of the lake within a certain range is crucial; statistics show that if the water were to rise to 18.5 feet, there is a 45 percent chance of the Herbert Hoover Dike failing. At 21 feet, the chance of failure is estimated at 100 percent. Since 2001, an estimated $642 million has been spent to rehabilitate the dike, with an additional $86 million slated to be spent in 2014 on repairs to reinforce the aging structure. In total, the government is expected to spent more than $1.2 million on rehabilitating the dike and the surrounding levee walls. In addition, Dodd informed the crowd that the army corps of engineers is committed to four projects: Storage Reservoir (C-43) The corps manages Lake Okeechobee through a system approach that balances several competing needs, but the protection of lives and preventing catastrophic failure is our top priority, added Dodd. Following a short presentation by Barnett, the meeting was opened to the public for questions and comments. Sanibel City Councilman Marty Harrity said that only money will fix the problems, and that federal and state funding should be used to purchase land made available from U.S. Sugar. Its time to step up we have to be heard, he added. Former Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah called Governor Scotts bridge project a 10 percent solution, and called for purchasing additional land for water storage. Instead of building baseball stadiums that are only open for two months out of the year, youre killing the golden goose, said Captain Michael Smith, who told local leaders that he makes his living on the water. Jennifer Hecker, representing the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, suggested that manatee illness and mortality rates should be carefully monitored in cooperation with the freshwater releases and effects on local waters. During 2013, 263 manatees have died in Lee County, the highest total among all Florida counties by far this year. I grew up in a sailing family, and were always trimming always trimming, said Bill Hammond, professor emeritus at Florida Gulf Coast University. Maybe we shouldve been lowering the lake levels when they were at 14 feet back in June instead of when they got to 15 feet in July. Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane delivers his opening remarks Colonel Alan M. Dodd, commander of the Jacksonville district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ernie Barnett, interim executive director of the South Florida Water Management District Bill Hammond asks a question Former Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah offers his opinionFrom page 1Taxes May Go Down, But Sewer Rate Will Risea slimmed down staff and planning few capital projects. The tentative millage rate of 2.0861 is lower than last years 2.1, but will generate the same revenue, due to new construction and a 1 percent average increase in property values. Its called the rolled back rate. told the council at a special budget session on Saturday that the budget reflects a 24 percent decrease in capital projects, down to $1.96 million. one detective to the police department at an annual cost of $84,000. Island property owners face a sewer rate increase in the coming year, but instead of levying the 3 percent allowed, council opted to raise the rate by 1.5 percent, which will add about $9 to residential bills. Vice Mayor Doug Congress noted that while the budget saves taxpayers about $15, the sewer hike will take some of that away. keep the sewer increase down, the city gave the sewer fund an interest-free loan. He also noted that Sanibel expects to start receiving a 21 percent share of bridge tolls from the county, some of which can be used to reduce fixed expenses. The tentative city budget totals $45,659,716. Congress called the budget session a great maneuvering of cash and applauded the pay-down of the police pension liability, which he said saves taxpayers $170,000. Ruane also said Sanibel must be the only municipality that is using the rollback rate at the draft budget stage. We are living within our means, cutting taxes every year, paying down debt, keeping reserves. We are not deficit spending like our brother across the bridge, he said. The final budget meeting is slated for Tuesday, September 17 at 5:01 p.m., at which time council will also discuss a move to reduce planning permit fees by up to 25 percent. ALL WAYS TRAVEL Where Will You Vacation Next? 239.472.3171

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 20136 S enator Visits S anibel, S peaks In S upport Of Water Fightby Jeff L ysiakLast Thursday morning at Sanibels municipal boat ramp, an appearance by Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto invited to the island to personally witness the condition of the water that has been impacted by freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee drew a crowd of more than two dozen concerned island realtors, business owners and residents. The aerial pictures speak volumes for whats happened here, said Benacquisto, who came to Sanibel at the invitation of Mayor Kevin Ruane. During her visit to the island, Benacquisto praised Governor Rick Scotts announcement last week of a $90 million project to construct a 2.5-mile bridge along the eastern portion of the Tamiami Trail that will improve water flows to the south into the Everglades. However, the senator also encouraged islanders to keep vigilant in their fight to improve water quality. We know that this is a long term problem which requires long term solutions, but we have to act now, she added. Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, right, greets City Councilman Mick Denham during an appearance at the Sanibel Boat Ramp last Thursday morning as Mayor Kevin Ruane looks on photos by Jeff Lysiak Resident Sherry Anderson, left, speaks with Mayor Kevin Ruane and Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak Lizbeth Benacquisto chats with Island Inn General Manager Chris Davison and Kevin Ruane

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7 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 $10.5 Million Transportation Grant Announced For Lee Will Boost Bicycle-Pedestrian SafetyU.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a $10.5 million grant designated for Lee County on September 5 during a visit to Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and Lees bicycle-pedestrian paths. This project is one of 52 transportation projects in 37 states to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportations (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2013 discretionary grant program. The Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the official grant applicant, worked in coordination with the representative MPO Board, citizen advocates and consultants to develop its application. Based on Lee Countys Complete Streets initiative, the funded project builds upon the dedicated and committed work completed through the years to provide more coordinated services across organizations and to plan, design and build safer, more Livable Communities here in Lee County. Over the last few years, the MPO with its transportation partners have made a commitment to develop an integrated network of bicycle, pedestrian and transit facilities, said Kevin Ruane, Sanibel mayor and MPO board chair. The MPO is currently completing a Bicycle Pedestrian Safety Action Plan that has identified strategies to address bicycle and pedestrian safety, which we believe will be achieved with assistance of this grant. TIGER has enjoyed overwhelming demand since its creation, a trend continued by TIGER 2013. Applications for this most recent round of grants totaled more than $9 billion, far exceeding the $474 million set aside for the program. In all, the Department received 585 applications from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Created by Congress in 2009, the TIGER grant program directs the Department of Transportation to invest in a variety of transportation modes and selects projects to be funded on a merit-based process. These TIGER projects are the best argument you can make for investment in our transportation infrastructure, said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. Lee Countys Complete Streets Initiative will complete a safe, integrated bike and pedestrian network, increasing economic activity for local businesses. The MPO had cited four target areas for project funding: designed to connect several Lee County parks, anchored by Lakes Regional Park in south Fort Myers, and is focused on significantly boosting eco-tourism in this area. This segment will also connect two spring training stadiums (JetBlue Park and Hammond Stadium) to the multi-use path system, encouraging alternative and active transportation to games and entertainment. gaps in bicycle/pedestrian facilities linking the FGCU campus to the rest of Lee County to encourage bicycle travel. segment that links Lee County, the City of Bonita Springs and Collier County. The project will add sidewalks and new bus shelters to further support the phenomenally successful year-old LinC Lee/Collier transit route. A communitywide effort brought this to fruition today, Lee County Sustainability Manager Tessa LeSage said. Partners across the board included municipalities, the health community, education leaders, transportation officials, citizen groups and residents, environmental groups, and economic and tourism industry representatives and multiple Lee County departments. The cooperation set us apart from others competing for the grant dollars. The community as a whole can be very proud today. In addition to projects that are ready to go, DOT assessed surface transportation projects for their potential positive impact on their region or metropolitan area. Projects have the potential to improve existing transportation facilities and systems; contribute to the nations economic competitiveness; create and preserve jobs; increase transportation choices and access to transportation services for people in communities across the U.S.; improve energy efficiency, reduce dependence on oil, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and improve safety. TIGER is one more in a number of grants awarded to Lee County for their outstanding citizen lead and staff supported drive for a more sustainable, livable quality of life for all residents, current and future. 1571 Periwinkle Way-239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Senator Benacquistos visit drew a crowd of more than two dozen concerned island realtors, business owners and residents Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 20138 Foundation Gives Raincoats To Families In NeedThe summer of 2013 has been quite a rainmaker for Southwest Florida and everyone has taken notice. The Andrea Miller Foundation (AMF), FISH of Sanibel, Inc. donor, has been watching the weather and provided FISH with over 25 childrens raincoats for distribution to families in need. AMF is a non-profit charitable organization in Excelsior, Minnesota that provides support and services to orphans and needy children throughout the world. The AMF-FISH relationship developed in 2010 when Andrea Miller, a brain cancer survivor and founder of AMF, read an article about FISH and the services they provide to island families. Miller believes her purpose is to share her survival story and to help those less fortunate, and dedicates her life to her mission. Because of the mission of FISH and the assistance they provide struggling families, Miller wanted to build a partnership where they, too, could help island families in need. AMF wanted to do something nice for our island families so they shipped us these beautiful raincoats, and we are in the process of matching them up with our clients, said Christine Swiersz, FISH licensed social worker. They always seem to be in touch with our immediate needs, and we thank AMF for their continued support. Jordan McKee, Darren DJ Jenkins and Jessica McKee show off the new colorful raincoats donated to FISH by AMF 1975-2019 periwinkle way ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone White Book Signing Event At Doc Fords A book signing for Randy Wayne Whites new novel Deceived will take place on Wednesday, September 18 from noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, 708 Fishermans Wharf in Fort Myers Beach. Each event begins with a 15-minute question-and-answer session and fans are invited to make an afternoon or evening of it. Enjoy Island Mojitos while savoring award-winning flavors from the Caribbean rim; theyre inspired by Randys favorite rural tropics cuisine full of sauces, spice and passion. Deceived is Whites second Hannah Smith novel. The tale begins with a hundred-pound tarpon landing in the fishing guides boat, knocking two paying clients overboard. Hannah works fast to retrieve the men as a 12-foot hammerhead works to retrieve a meal. Is the unusual incident an omen? Will there be death, injury or lawsuit? Buy the book and find out. Copies of Deceived are available for purchase at all three Doc Fords locations Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and the newest location on Captiva Island. For more information, call 765-9660 or visit www.DocFordsFortMyersBeach. com. American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, September 15, American Legion Post 123 will serve corned beef and cabbage from 1 to 8 p.m. The following Sunday, September 22, stop by Post 123 for BBQ ribs and chicken, served 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 American 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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9 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 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: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, 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 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector Saturday Eucharist 5 p.m. Sunday Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m. 1st Wednesday of the month 6 p.m. service followed by Potluck Supper. Sunday School beginning October 6. For more information call: 472-2173 or www.saintmichaelssanibel.org 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 ryi139@aol.com. P artnership Helps N eighbors For the past three years, FISH of Sanibel, Inc. and the Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI) have been working together to provide assistance to some of the neighbors who are most in need. FISH is a recipient of a $25,000 draw down fund award from CFI. CFI is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to organizations and individuals in need on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The fund is to be used in the FISH Helping Hands Program (HHP) for a period of one year. FISH is grateful to have received this grant, as it is used to bridge the gap for many struggling families on the island. Here is a specific case illustrating how collaborating with CFI has made a huge difference in the lives of people on the island: Several months ago, a single mother residing on Sanibel with her two children, a girl, 7, and a boy, 3, requested assistance from FISH. The mother had recently lost her job due to a downsizing, and had been unable to find a local job. She had visited the FISH Walk-In Center job board, used the FISH client computers and worked with both FISH social workers to assist her in her employment search. She then requested further assistance when her unemployment was insufficient to cover minimal living expenses. To further complicate her situation, she had to file for collection of past due child support. With the new school year just around the corner, registration and tuition fees were due for her preschooler. With the child in school, she could continue to search for employment. While she was able to cover her child care expenses, there was not enough money left to pay for other necessities. She requested assistance for rent, electric and water from FISH. After completing the extensive FISH intake process, gathering information and resources, FISH spoke with CFIcontinued on page 22 Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday Phone # 239-472-5777 Showroom Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101Administrative Ofces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201310 Presented by Sunday, November 10th 32nd 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 Jose Cuervo Tequila Conquista Malbec Sterling Sauvignon Blanc Clos du Bois Chardonnay CROW Case Of The Week: Florida Softshell Turtlesby Patricia MolloyAs one of the most ancient of earthlings, turtles have ignited the collective imagination of humans; they appear frequently in literature, symbolizing persistence, endurance and longevity. Certain Native American tribes believe that North America was created on the back of The Great Mother, a turtle. Florida is home to more species of turtles than any other state; 26 to be exact. Of that number, 18 live in freshwater, including the Florida softshell (Apalone ferox). They spend most of their time hiding in shallow water with only their long, snorkel-shaped snouts exposed. Their large, fleshy oval shells are perfectly camouflaged to blend with the bottom of canals, ponds, swamps, streams and marshes. While they must breathe air, they can stay underwater for hours thanks largely to the oxygen-absorbing vessels that line their throats and skin. CROW recently admitted two Florida softshell turtles for treatment. The first softshell is particularly large, possibly a result of swelling. She came in that way. I dont know yet if it is a circulatory issue. We will radiograph her and give her an ultrasound, just to see what her heart is doing, said Dr. Kristen Dube, DVM intern. Additionally, the turtle has a fractured carapace, or upper shell. While Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director, has prescribed daily soaks in shallow water to promote hydration, the patient spends most of the time dry-docked so that the wound has ample time to heal. The second turtle is not eating on her own and has been fitted with a feeding tube. To encourage her appetite, Dr. Heather asked the staff to present her with smelt and crab. Keep offering her the chopped-up smelt and anything else that is stinky. Leave it there all day. Leave it there overnight. Its fine. They like it stinky and disgusting. The freshwater turtles admitted to CROW are often innocent victims of automobile accidents. Fractured shells require a course of antibiotics, often surgery and a lengthy stay in the Intensive Care Unit of the wildlife clinic. To support the care of these ancient creatures, visit CROWs website. You may specify that your donation be used toward a specific species or patient. 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 fleshyp.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. CROW is currently treating these two Florida softshell turtles, patients #2241 (top) and #1974 (bottom). The towels relieve pressure from their plastrons, or undershells, while they are dry-docked

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11 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 CHR M ardi Gras S lated For M arch 1Saturday, March 1 is the date for the 2nd annual Mardi Gras Party, the innovative and family friendly fundraiser for Community Housing & Resources (CHR). Last Februarys inaugural event sold out and was considered a great success, say event organizers. We raised over $14,000 and more than 250 people attended, said CHR board member and development committee chair Tim Garmager. For 2014, we aim to accommodate at least 400 partygoers and raise $35,000 for the ongoing maintenance, refurbishment and repair of CHR buildings and grounds. Community Housing and Resources, in partnership with the City of Sanibel, has for more than 30 years provided affordable housing for people who live and/or work on the island, plus senior citizens and the disabled. With more than 117 residents occupying 74 rental units and 14 limited-equity ownership homes in 11 complexes throughout the island, CHR is an essential resource for those who provide the services all islanders want to have. With a daily presence in locations such as restaurants, banks, retail facilities, at the school and for the City of Sanibel, the residents contribute in numerous ways to island life and often volunteer with, and lead, island organizations. The event will again be affordable and family friendly, with a Cajun dinner including Louisana crawfish, and will take place as before at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Resort. Included in the fun will be childrens activities, a silent auction and a raffle. New for 2014 is a Dixieland band. Also, organizers say, attendees will be encouraged to wear themed costumes. Planning is under way with CHR Board Treasurer Melissa Rice as chair, assisted by Tim Garmager, Lynn Ridlehoover, Robyn Moran, Richard McCurry, Rich McDonnell, John Lemmon and CHR Executive Director Kelly Collini. The team is already approaching leading businesses in the community with sponsorship opportunities. Every dollar we make will be put towards maintaining CHR housing in the finest possible condition, as a source of pride for all islanders, Rice said. Check out the new CHR web site at www.sanibelchr.org. Masked partygoers at the 2013 Mardi Gras Peeking through a giant mask were CHR director Kelly Collini and board member Tim Garmager CHR board chair Richard Johnson and 2014 event chair Melissa Rice $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 9/18/13The 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

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201312 Redfish And Snook Make For Great Actionby Capt. Matt MitchellHot would best describe our midday September temperatures and the same applies to the redfish action this week. Plenty of quality sized redfish were caught all over the sound on just about any stage of the tide. Once located, the bite could be wide open action with 20-plus redfish trips not being unusual. Snook action remained strong too but that bite relied much more on a right time on the right tide. During the lower tide stages, concentrate on the outer edges of oyster bars, sand bars and deeper pot holes. During periods of low water the redfish will move out off of the mangroves to more comfortable deeper water. One favorite bar/ edge that always seems to hold redfish this time of year is the long bar that runs just out from the mangrove shoreline from Tarpon Bay north towards the power lines. I like to fish these edges two different ways; either by casting a live pinfish or grunt under a float, or with a cut bait. Work the sand holes and the edge of the shallow water out in the threeto four-foot depth transition. Most of these redfish will be moving up and down these edges within 20 feet of the super shallow water. They have been ranging in size from 20 inches all the way up to 30 inches-plus. Look for a set up with the wind behind you so you can make a long cast. Generally, I will give a stop 10 to 15 minutes before moving further down the edge of the bar. Mangrove fishing for redfish during the higher tides has been as good as it gets. Any time the tide has been over two feet high, action has been very consistent. Most mangrove keys and shorelines in the southern sound have been loaded up with hungry redfish. Pick a mangrove key that has good moving current and work the entire shoreline. Tail hooked pinfish or grunts have been the bait of choice for this. Mangrove islands from Chino all the way around the southern tip of St. James City are as far as I have needed to go to get in on the spectacular action. The edges of oyster bars during the higher tides have also been loaded up with redfish of all sizes. Bars from the mouth of the river all the way north up past Captiva have been holding lots of fish too. Our redfish bite right now throughout the area is as good as it gets. Expect a little variety while targeting these redfish too. This week while targeting redfish we had several bonus large flounder, a few keeper grouper and big trout. Snook action this week was also on with lots of fish hooked on my boat continued on page 25 Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. This 40-inch snook was caught and released by Capt. Matt Mitchell Missy Scoville of Nashville, Tennessee caught a 32-inch redfish when she and her husband, Tony, were fishing with Capt. Daniel Andrews of Captain Daniel Andrews Fishing Charters. Fish Caught Missy Scoville with her catch 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

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13 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 DDWS Teacher Grants D eadline A pproachesThe Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS), with JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, has announced its 7th annual donation of $5,000 worth of grants of up to $1,000 each to Lee County schools for conservation education-related projects. Teachers may use the grant money to purchase teaching aids, books, and classroom materials; fund new classroom science projects; take field trips; or conduct work projects in the community. All Lee County schools are invited to submit environmental educationor science-related unit proposals by October 31. The approved proposals will be awarded in November for projects to be completed by May 2014. With environmental education funding being cut throughout the school district, teachers and students are so grateful to receive our grants to fund special projects, said Doris Hardy, DDWS Environmental Education Committee chair. Its an important part of the societys mission to educate and make future conservation stewards out of todays youth pool. In the past six years, the society has granted more than $34,000 to local schools for environmental projects. The teacher grants are funded by DDWS monies received from the Ding Darling Foundation earmarked specifically for education. For further information and an application, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/ grants or contact Gary Ogden at 4721100 ext. 233 or Doris Hardy at har dydd@comcast.net. 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 dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. Gulf Elementary School students of Cape Coral working on their Tracking the Ultimate Predator project funded by a DDWS grant awarded for 2012-2013 Local sheller Michael Gillmore found a deer cowrie on the Captiva side of Blind Pass on August 27. The shell was discovered in ankle deep water, rolling in the surf. The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum confirmed it. S hell Found Michael Gillmore

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201314 Since 1976 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... FGCU Lectures To Explore Red TideFlorida has been making headlines this year with one environmental news story after another: red tide, invasive species, pollution that threatens tourism. The Everglades Wetland Research Park at Florida Gulf Coast University will tackle these timely issues and others of regional and global concern in its second Moonlight on the Marsh lecture series beginning Thursday, December 12. Distinguished scientists from the United States and abroad will share their expertise in the public lectures at the research park, which is at FGCUs Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center at the Naples Botanical Garden, 4940 Bayshore Drive in Naples. Moonlight on the Marsh was launched last year by renowned wetlands researcher William J. Mitsch, PhD, who was appointed director of the research park and Juliet C. Sproul chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management. The inaugural year was quite successful, with an all-star cast of scientists and engineers suggesting how we can protect and clean up the environment, Mitsch said. The 2013-14 series is even better and will focus on some of the gigantic ecological and environmental issues we have in Southwest Florida. Experts will talk about red tide, beach pollution and invasive pythons in the Everglades. We also have two presentations on wetlands and how they can provide important ecosystem functions. Ulo Mander, professor of landscape ecology and geography department head at the University of Tartu in Estonia, will launch the lecture series on December 12 with a presentation on water quality improvement with wetlands. Other talks in the series are: tides: Whats manageable and whats not, by Hans W. Paerl, PhD, William R. Kenan professor of marine and environmental sciences at the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, North Carolina. beaches? Understanding contamination sources, health risks and protection of beach water, by Jiyoung Lee, PhD, associate professor of environmental health science, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. and protecting wetlands: The Dutch approach, by Jos Verhoeven, PhD, professor of ecology and biodiversity, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. pythons in the United States, by Michael E. Dorcas, PhD, associate professor of biology, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina. Kapnick Center auditorium. Seating is limited and can be reserved for a $5 tions or more information. The Everglades Wetland Research Park is dedicated to research on the wise management of freshwater and coastal ecosystems of Southwest Florida and to protection and enhancement of wetlands and water resources worldwide. Visit the website at www.fgcu.edu/swamp. 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 Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsSanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported the following sea turtle activity, along with comparisons from previous years: Sea turtle acitivity as of September 6, 2013: Captiva 130 nests, 82 false crawls, 103 hatches Sea turtle activity as of September 6, 2012: Sanibel West 241 nests, 518 false crawls, 95 hatches Sea turtle activity as of Sept. 6, 2011: *false crawl a failed nesting attempt If you have questions, or would like to know more about sea turtles on Sanibel, contact seaturtle@sccf.org or call SCCF at 472-2329. Daytime nesting loggerhead turtle in 2011 on Sanibel

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15 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 Plant SmartAllspiceby Gerri ReavesAllspices (Pimenta dioica) common name derives from the fact that the leaves and fruit smell of several spices, including cloves, black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. It is a member of the myrtle family, which includes other trees with aromatic leaves, such as eucalyptus and melaleuca. Native to the West Indies, southern Mexico and Central America, the evergreen tree was discovered in the 1500s by Spanish explorers in the New World. They mistook the plant for pepper, thus the common name Jamaica pepper and the term pimenta, related to the Spanish word for pepper. The spice or condiment is perhaps most familiar as an ingredient in pumpkin pie, but it has other culinary, cosmetic and medicinal uses. The spice itself is made from the small dried unripe brown berries, which are edible. This slow-growing tree can reach up to 40 feet tall, but in South Florida averages about 20 feet with a 15-foot spread. It prefers full sun but will adapt to dappled shade. After established, it will tolerate dryness. It makes a pretty specimen or container plant, with the white-gray peeling bark being one of its best ornamental features. The large coarsely textured leaves of up to eight inches long are used to make Bay Rum, an after-shave popular for centuries. Spring brings clusters of small white flowers bloom in pyramidal inflorescences. Allspice can be propagated with seeds. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B Stresau; floridata.com; and Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Allspice has a dense canopy of large leaves White peeling bark enhances allspices ornamental value photos by Gerri Reaves S D Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201316 Construction Begins On $50 Million Expansion, Renovation Of Hammond Stadium And Minor League Complexby Ed FrankJust as soon as the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team concluded their successful 2013 season last week, work began on a massive renovation and expansion of the 23-year-old Hammond Stadium in the Lee County Sports Complex. And just a few weeks earlier, site work began on several additional projects at the complex to enhance the Minor League operations of the Minnesota Twins. When completed in 2015, nearly $50 million will have been spent on the stadium and the new Minor League facilities. Bill Smith, assistant to the president and general manager of the Twins, said the improvements will provide the Twins and their Minor League affiliates with a state-of-the-art facility second to none in baseball. Lee County is financing the vast majority of the work, about $42.5 million, with the Twins providing the remainder for design work and a dormitory for minor leaguers. The Twins have occupied the complex since it was built in 1991, and recently signed a 30-year lease extension that will kick in when the improvements are completed in 2015. The big project follows the $80 million investment by Lee County for jetBlue Park at Fenway South, the new spring training home for the Boston Red Sox. Here are the major components of the Hammond Stadium and sports complex project as outlined in an interview with Smith: Phase I, to be completed by mid-February, will include a 360-degree boardwalk around the entire stadium that will allow fans a walkway encompassing Hammond Stadium. Also included in Phase I are renovations of the Minor League offices, clubhouse, meeting rooms and a new therapy facility. A fourth practice field and an agility field also will be completed by next spring. The first floor of a large Player Development Academy will be finished by March 1 and will include a multi-tiered auditorium, dining room, kitchen, classrooms, game room, computer room and three study areas. Smith stressed that continued education for minor leaguers is a principal focus of the new academy. English and Spanish will be taught along with public speaking, money management and other life-skill classes. Every player needs education in money management and accounting, he said. The second and third floors of the building will contain 55 dormitory rooms and should be finished by May 1, he said. They will be utilized during spring training as well as by the players assigned to the Twins Gulf Coast Twins rookie team that plays at the complex during the summer. Phase II will begin upon the completion of the 2014 Spring Training season. Although it includes a massive renovation of Hammond Stadium, Smith emphasized that the Fort Myers Miracle will continue to play their home games in the stadium next year. The stadium capacity will expand from 8,100 to 9,300 seats, concourses will be widened, two additional elevators will be installed, and a new grand entrance will be constructed along with a new ticket office, new concessions and restrooms. The Major League clubhouse and training room will be redone with a new weight room. Five ultra-modern suites with seats also will be completed in addition to a new retail store and new permanent offices for the Miracle staff. Smith had high praise for Lee County government officials who are spearheading the multi-million dollar project. They have treated us (the Twins) like kings for the many years we have been here, he added. New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 Summer Happy Hour Daily 4:30-62 For 1 Glasses Of House Wine or Bottle Beer HAPPY HOUR ITALIAN TAPAS APPETIZERS STARTING AT $5TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD (HAPPY HOUR CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER PROMOTION OR DISCOUNT VOUCHERTIP AND TAX ARE NOT INCLUDED) 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 239-476-9000 We have the NFL Ticket Package and the BIG TEN Network 25 TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL10% off every day the whole month of September (S B )Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201318 Evening Benefit For Young Artists Awards ProgramTickets are now on sale for the 3rd annual Cabaret and Cabernet at the Alliance for the Arts, benefiting the Young Artists Awards program. The event will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35. There will be award winning entertainment by Young Artists Awards performers throughout the evening in the main gallery of the Alliance as well as on the Foulds Theatre stage, hosted by Stephanie Davis, the Downtown Fort Myers Diva. There will be cocktails and hors doeuvres, and a silent auction featuring a variety of offerings. Tickets are available by calling Young Artists Awards at 574-9321, or by clicking on the donate button at www. youngartistsawards.org. The event sold out last year. All of the proceeds from the evening will go to student scholarships in the arts. Wine tastings, gourmet coffee and food will be provided by Total Wine & More, The Edison, Cohen and Cohen Catering, Jasons Deli, Sweet Expressions, Bennetts Fresh Roast, and Rosies Fudge. Original artwork, tickets to area cultural events, trips, wine, theater, and art related baskets will be featured in the silent auction. Performers will include past and current winners of the Young Artists Awards program. Highlights will include a performance by dancer Christopher Scott Caldwell, the overall winner of the 2007 competition, premiering a new solo. Caldwell has been commissioned as a professional dancer, choreographer and educator, touring as a protg to some of the worlds top choreographers including the panel from So You Think You Can Dance, Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo, Wade Robson and Tyce Diorio. He is currently the founder and artistic director of Ovations Productions, LLC and teaches at the Patel Conservatory at the Stratz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Violinist Kevin Seto, the overall winner of the Young Artists Awards 2013 program, will also be featured. Seto, a senior at FGCU, is a student of Patrick Neal and has performed with the Florida Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Other current and past winners in dance, drama, music and vocals will perform throughout the evening. The Young Artists Awards, Inc. is a non-for-profit organization entering its 11th year of offering services to area children ages 8 to 21 in the performing arts, including vocal and musical performance, drama and dance. Young Artists Awards also sponsors the Art by Kids with Cancer program in conjunction with the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, assisting families experiencing the financial challenges of childhood cancer. The event is sponsored by Advanced Pain Management and Spine Specialists. Sponsorships of the program are still available, and silent auction items are being accepted. Kevin Seto Christopher Caldwell MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort Myers Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out LIVE ENTERTAINMENTFriday, September 13th Marty Stokes & The Captiva Blues BandFriday, September 20th Roy Schneider & Kim MayfieldEvery Thursday Karaoke Ladies Night-SaturdaysFree Jukebox9pm-12am 1/2 Price Drinks for LadiesTil We Run Out* Every Tuesday Nite $18 Prime Rib* Every Wednesday Nite $18 Snow Crab Legs* Every Thursday Nite $15 Pasta Special* Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating Get Ready for Some Football Get Ready for Some Football

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19 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 BIG ARTS Offers A Variety Of New Workshops This SeasonEnrollment has started for upcoming workshops at BIG ARTS with a number of new classes this season, including stained glass, Zentangle (drawing), music and art appreciation, acrylic painting, book crafting and a mystery/thriller writing critique group. Several new wellness classes will also be available this season. A Beginners Clay Art class was recently added to the schedule for October. The BIG ARTS Concert Band (formerly BIG ARTS Community Band) has a new conductor, Michael Lamade. Lamade recently said, Were looking forward to an exciting season with new music, new personnel and an opportunity to bring the American Concert Band tradition to a new level in keeping with the high standards of BIG ARTS. We are especially interested in expanding our personnel in the woodwind sections. Flute, clarinet, bass, saxophone, oboe, bassoon are instrumentalists that would be warmly welcomed. French horn and percussion players are also needed, although anyone, on any instrument, is certainly invited to join us. The Concert Band resumes rehearsals October 21 and meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church. Community Chorus practice starts October 22, meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS. No auditions are required for the band and chorus, and all are welcome to join. Returning workshops include classes in art, technology, fine crafts, foreign language, music lessons, painting, drawing, pottery and writing, as well as discussion groups. Full workshop schedules are available online at www. BIGARTS.org, or by contacting the main office at 395-0900.The fourth season of BIG ARTS Winter Academy is also open for enrollment and features new courses in art, music, economics, international law and religion. Winter Academy classes delve into subjects on a more in-depth basis than a single lecture but less than a full college course. Led by experts in their field, many of the Winter Academy instructors are retired university faculty in addition to being accomplished speakers. A comprehensive list of workshop and Winter Academy classes and schedules is available online at www.BIGARTS.org. continued on page 22 Guitar Player, oil, by Ann McCarty Sickels Music Instructor Jennifer Valiquette 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!

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201320 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 09-20-13COME 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 29 BEERS ON TAP! 29 BEERS ON TAP! 29 BEERS ON TAP! voted best lunch on the island 2012 The NFL Ticket SPECIALS BEER & WINE The MLB Ticket SPECIALS BEER & WINE HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA Sanibel-Captiva Art League Sanibel-Captiva Art LeaguePaintings by San-Cap Art League members are on view at the Sanibel Public Library. This annual exhibit provides a wonderful opportunity and goal for the members to show their artwork. Many of the artists hold degrees in art and have a strong academic and studio background and others have more recently started painting after retirement. The Art League encourages all artists to pursue their art endeavors with encouragement at every level of their learning experience. To find out more about the Art League, log on to www.sancapart.com. Also located in the library are a variety of permanent collections and on-loan changing exhibits that reflect interests that appeal to many different individual and cultural backgrounds. Residents and visitors are welcome to visit the library and check out all the services that are available seasonally and throughout the year. The visiting authors series and lectures are very popular. Call the library at 472-2483 for hours or log on to www. sanlib.org. Daphne Hammond Terry Shattuck Audrey S. Otto Neil Glazer Joan Reynolds Ann Bischolff Diane Olsson Marcy Calkins

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21 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 rf ntbnrr bb bb rtttn Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013 Nancy Sperte Kathy Taylor Joan Reynolds Nancy Lindberg CC Caldwell Randon Eddy Francie Utley Betty Weise Kathy Taylor Chamber mail collection boxes relocated to Public Boat Ramp 888 Sextant Drive

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201322 P oets Corner selected by T anya HochschildSanibel Day (In Haiku)by T om M cCarterThe shell-a-beings Stoop through early dawn surf, why? Junonia shell Our shared use pathways Cluttered by defrosted tourists Searching for wildlife Sunset. Fisherman Casts fly toward red tinged gulf At floating dead trout Tom McCarter lives on Sanibel. This is his first submission to Poets Corner. Tom has been fully engaged in island life, and a full-time Sanibel resident for 10 years. A retired banker from New York and Miami, who is more mathmatical than literal, but who has been prodded, and inspired, by his wife, for the past 33 years, to be creative. From page 9Partnershipa nd explained the clients dire situation. Working together, the organizations were able to provide financial assistance for the family. The mother and children took advantage of the FISH Food Pantry and support groups. She has since found a full-time job on the island which has allowed the family to pay their bills and to once again become stable financially. Cases such as these are, unfortunately, not rare. Without the strong, caring relationship between FISH and CFI, this mother may not have been able to care for her two young children and was at risk for becoming homeless. FISH is grateful to CFI for their partnership in helping families who are most in need through the FISH Helping Hands Program.For more information, go to www. fishofsanibel.com. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week, individual work will be showcased. From page 19BIG ARTS Workshops Thursdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon for children and adults. S hell P oint Hosts T hree Concerts With S ymphony Orchestra In 2013-14S The Holiday Pops Concert, featuring the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Auditorium. Composer, arranger and conductor Jim Stephenson will bring his fresh take on the joyous music of the season with this spirited symphonic performance of holiday favorites. write one of the most revolutionary works of his time. Towards the end of his short but more than that, it is a glimpse into the intimate life of this child-like genius. No. 41 in C Major, known as the Jupiter Symphony, holds the key that unlocks the miracle of Scottish-inspired works; the symphonic poem Fingals Cave and the evergreen Scotch Symphony The Fair Melusina Overture, and twilight becomes magical with his most famous of works in the Overture to A Midsummer Nights Dream. The Holiday Pops performance is a stand-alone concert with tickets available for It is such a pleasure to partner with the Southwest Florida Symphony by hosting life. Shell Point residents thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to attend these concerts so close to home, and we enjoy sharing them with the public as well. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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The variety of dining options on Sanibel and Captiva just keeps getting better. For their size, the islands offer an extensive culinary array all making the most of the areas fresh and abundant seafood and local produce. Youll find everything from burgers to barbecue, bistro style, Italian, Mexican, American, classic deli fare, organic, vegan, gluten-free, caf food and Caribbean. In this column, each week you will be able to stay updated on our local dining establishments and what theyre offering and get the scoop on the island dining scene, whether its fine or casual, take-out or frozen desserts.23 ISLAND SS UN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 RESTAURANTS Matthew Rodriguez, server at the Blue Giraffe 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 are served 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. 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. 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. 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 CIELOI lL 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. 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. continued on page 24 ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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 CAFOld 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 INNSanibel 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. 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 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. 24 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 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 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. 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. From page 23Restaurants rf rf ntb ntbn bbbb f r rf brfbbbnt rntbtt tbnt tn 2013-09-12_SAN_Print.indd 1 9/6/13 6:48 PM

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25 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 The Sanibel Fish House is completely renovated. It sports pastel colored interior dcor in the dining room, which looks out to Periwinkle Way. There is also a large bar area with TVs tuned to sports channels. This is the third in the Fish House group.True to its name, the Fish House offers fresh seafood along with meat and poultry dishes. Try the blackened tuna bites and the blue crab and shrimp dip. Present the coupon from the Island Suns Sun Dollars coupon book this summer and receive a free slice of Key lime pie. SANIBEL FISH HOUSE SANIBEL 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. 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.) ZEBRA FROZEN YOGURTThis bold and bright cafe/store offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors try the caramel sea salt pretzel with more than 50 toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, chopped candy and sprinkles. Other offerings include milk shakes, smoothies and frappes. Zebra has indoor and outdoor seating. The store recently added frozen yogurt to go, by the pint and quart. 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 SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPASundials Fall Festival features fine dining Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to10 p.m. in the elegant Waterview restaurant with panoramic views of the gulf. Be sure to sample their signature dish: Clay Pot Baked Mediterranean Gulf Grouper. Or enjoy the more casual Turtles Beach & Pool Bar or Sea Breeze Caf with al fresco dining. Sea Breeze Caf serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Happy Hour is twice daily from 3 to 5 p.m. at Turtles and 5 to7 p.m. in the Sea Breeze Cafe. Sundial also presents a poolside BBQ Blowout every Saturday from nooon 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 five years and older. 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 Marty Stokes and the Captiva Blues Band. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. 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 September 13 and 14, Traffic Jam will perform. Crab races will resume Tuesdays and Thursdays in October. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. Sea Breeze Cafe at Sundial Beach Resort features the Danny Morgan Band Fridays from 7 to 10 pm as well as live entertainment on Saturdays at the same time. Turtles Beach & Pool Bar at Sundial Beach Resort presents live island-style entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. RC Otters on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva has live music daily with dining inside and out. Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva features live music days and nights seven days a week with Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax your entertainment schedule to press@islandsunnews.com or 395-2299. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS From page 12Redfish And Snookbut not so many landed. It seemed any way these snook could get the better of us, they did. From thrown hooks, leaders chaffed through, mangrove break-offs and even one memorable fish breaking off on the bow eye of the boat, they outsmarted us. After releasing one 36-incher, we had a real giant 40-inch-plus boatside before it chaffed through the leader. Look for snook action to keep getting better and better as the fish make their way back into the bays from the beach and start to pack on the pounds before winter. Target these fish anywhere from the passes to deep mangrove creek mouths Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com.

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My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects favor new romances for unpaired Ewes and Rams. Already-paired Arian twosomes experience renewed harmony in their relationships. Money matters also take a bright turn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Use that strong Bovine determination to help you keep the faith with your convictions while you move through a period of uncertainty. Things begin to ease by the weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Pay attention to your intuition. It could be alerting you to be more careful about accepting a statement of fact simply on trust. Dont be shy about asking for more proof. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Concern for the well-being of someone in need is admirable. But dont forget to take care of yourself as well. Ask a family member, close friend or colleague to help you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Its OK to focus on the demands of your career. But try to avoid misunderstandings by also reaching out to family and friends. Your sharp intuitive sense kicks in by midweek. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Keep a rein on that green-eyed monster. Jealousy is counterproductive. Instead of resenting a colleagues good points, concentrate on developing your own abilities. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Spending time on a creative project during this high-energy week can pay off both in emotional satisfaction and in impressing someone who is glad to see this side of you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Now is a good time to start planning that trip youve put off because of the demands on your time. Be sure to choose a destination that is new and exciting. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) That upbeat mood in the first part of the week makes you eager to take on new ventures. A more serious note sets in later to help you assess an upcoming decision. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A high energy level gives the Goat the get-up-and-go to finish outstanding tasks before deadline, leaving time for wellearned fun and games with friends and family. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Dealing with disappointment is never easy. But the wise Aquarian will use it as a vital lesson and be the better for it. A close friend has something important to say. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Best bet is not to get involved in an argument between colleagues until you know more about who started it and why. And even then, appearances could be deceiving. Be alert. BORN THIS WEEK: You have creative gifts that inspire those who get to see this sometimes-hidden side of you. Francisco Vasquez Coronado, his health badly deteriorated from injuries and the toll of his strenuous travels, dies. Coronado explored much of the southwestern United States, but never found the fabled Seven Cities of Gold he had sought for decades, and died believing that he had been a shameful failure. Revolution, American Gen. Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in return for money and a high position in the British army. The plot was foiled, and Arnold, a former American hero, became synonymous with the word traitor. into an all-out brawl, Jim Bowie kills a banker in Alexandria, La., with an early version of his famous Bowie knife. The actual inventor of the Bowie knife, however, was probably not Jim Bowie, but rather his equally belligerent brother, Rezin Bowie. in history begins with more than 100,000 people pouring into the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma to claim valuable land that had once belonged to Native Americans. With a single shot from a pistol, the mad dash began. der Mickey Thompson takes another shot at the world land-speed record. Although he only managed to coax his streamlined trips across the Bonneville Salt Flats won worldwide fame for the car and its driver. one of the biggest box office draws of malpractice suit against her former lawyer. After the death of her third husband, Martin Williams becomes the first black to win the Miss America crown. Williams later launched a successful singing and acting career, including a featured role on the hit television sitcom Ugly Betty. Pearl S. Buck who made the following sage observation: Nothing is less reliable than a machine. It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times. Spanish moss is not actually a moss; its a cousin of the pineapple. telephones was the South Asian nation of Bhutan, and both television and the Internet were banned there until 1999. Incidentally, Bhutan also is the only nation in the world in which the well-being of the citizens is so important that the government measures the countrys Gross National Happiness. whale songs rhyme. youre most likely to see examples of didaskaleinophobia in action -thats a fear of going to school. you think youre a better driver than everyone else on the road. trip to Yellowstone National Park, keep in mind that as you walk through the seemingly peaceful scenery and view the iconic geysers, youre actually walking on top of lots of dishes before a couple gets married. The couple, of course, has to work together to clean up the mess. 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201328 Bike Shop Raises Funds For Camp Boggy Creekby Jeff LysiakThree members of the Billys Bike Shop staff Salli Kirkland, Debbie Sands and Preston Schuetz decided to put their pedaling powers to the ultimate test, taking part in the 3rd annual Camp Boggy Creek Challenge on September 7. The trio, collectively known as Team Billys Bike Shop, raised more than $2,000 through raffle ticket sales (for a mens or womens Nerve Cruiser bike, valued at $700) and through special jersey sales at the Periwinkle Way business. Its the second year that both Kirkland and Sands have ridden in the challenge to support Camp Boggy Creek, located in Eustis, Florida. I was staying in Mount Dora a few years ago and I was invited to take a tour of the camp, said Kirkland. Its really amazing what they do for so many kids, and I just wanted to get involved in whatever way we could help them. Camp Boggy Creek, founded in 1996 by actor Paul Newman and General Norman Schwarzkopf, is a camp where children (ages 7 to 16) who have been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening illnesses can visit and enjoy activities including fishing, horseback riding, swimming, boating, theater, archery, arts and crafts, singing, dancing and more. Campers and their family members do not pay to attend Camp Boggy Creek. The nearly $4 million annual operating budget is funded by donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and healthcare partners. Fundraisers like the 3rd annual Camp Boggy Creek Challenge also assist in offsetting camp expenses. Last year, I did 38.8 miles before I got overheated, said Sands, who had entered the 40-mile course in 2012. This year, Ive really trained for it and Im going to do the 60-mile course. According to Sands, both she and Kirkland have been preparing for this years challenge by riding from Sanibel to Bonita Beach Road and back, a course which includes 16 bridges which simulates the hills that are a part of the Mount Dora terrain. Theres a part of the course called Thrill Hill Road that Ive been preparing for, added Sands. Its not just the momentum on going down that hill but making sure nobodys in front of you when youre trying to get back up the other side. Team Billys Bike Shops other rider isnt worried about the ups and downs of the region surrounding Camp Boggy Creek. I was just out in Colorado, so Ive trained for hills, said Schuetz. On September 4, Barbara Egan was selected as the winner of the raffle for a free Nerve Cruiser bike. Her name was drawn by Kelli Collini, executive director of Community Housing & Resources (CHR). Team Billys Bike Shop members Salli Kirkland, Preston Schuetz and Debbie Sands stand next to the bicycle that was raffled off, with the winners name drawn by Kelli Collini, right, of Community Housing & Resources (CHR) photo by Jeff Lysiak SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2012, San Franciscos Pablo Sandoval became the fourth player to hit three home runs in one World Series game. Name two of the first three to do it. 2. When was the last time a team rallied from losing the first two games of the World Series to win the championship? 3. Since 2002, only one NFL team has had 13-plus wins in consecutive seasons twice. Name it. 4. Who is the only player in SEC mens basketball history to have more than 1,000 points, 800 rebounds, 250 assists and 250 blocked shots in his career? 5. Who was the first American to serve as the NHLs president? 6. Name two of the three drivers who have won the Daytona 500 in back-to-back years. 7. How many consecutive appearances did five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams make at the event before missing it in 2013? ANSWERS 1. Babe Ruth (1926, ), Reggie Jackson (1977) and Albert Pujols (2011). 2. The New York Yankees, in 1996. 3. The New England Patriots (2003-04, 2010-11). 4. Dwayne Schintzius of the Florida Gators (1986-90). 5. John Ziegler, 1977-1992. 6. Cale Yarborough, Richard Petty and Sterling Marlin. 7. Sixteen consecutive years. AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATES Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918 PRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...PLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery COUNTERTOPS ... Cambria Quartz, Granite, Corian & Staron, Glass & Tile Backsplashes, Shower & Tub Replacement ALL ON SALEFurniture Accessories Window Treatments... Stor Wid Summer Sal SHADES EVENT $100.00 REBATE JUNE 17TH THRU SEPT. 3RD 2013SEE ASSOC. FOR DETAILS & EXCLUSIONS THAT APPLY STANLEY SLEEPER SOFA & LOVESEAT COMBO SALEBOTH FOR $1,49999PRICE EXCLUDES TAX OR DELIVERY CHARGES INCLUDES CARPET, TILE, WOOD, CUSTOM CABINETS & PAINTING & COUNTERTOPS LIMITED TIME ONLY EXCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS SALESSEE ASSOC. FOR DETAILS & EXCLUSIONS THAT APPLY

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201330 Summer Reading Program Yields Largest Donation Of Booksby Jeff LysiakOn Monday afternoon, two representatives of the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida stopped by the Sanibel Public Library to pick up this years donation of books, which were earned by youngsters who participated in the librarys Summer Reading Program, called Reading For Others! According to Youth Librarian Barbara Dunkle, more than 100 children took part in this years reading program. Throughout the summer, participants read books, magaYoungsters from the Sanibel Public Library with some of the 1,302 books donated to the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, represented by Garrett Gablehouse and Shane Rafferty photo by Jeff Lysiak 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 zines, signs, cereal boxes and other written materials, establishing reading goals. For each goal reached, the child earns a book, and gets to select that book to keep and build his or her own personal home library. At the same time, for each book earned, the Sanibel Library Foundation matches it, and the child then donates that additional book to the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The program began two years ago, with approximately 500 books earned for the hospital. Last year, the donation jumped to 857 books. But this summer, Dunkle proudly announced that her expectations were far exceeded. We were able to collect 1,301 books to donate to the hospital this year, she added. Both representatives from the hospital, located in Fort Myers, were overwhelmed by the generosity of the islands youth. A lot of kids there have rooms that are kinda small with not much of a view, said Garrett Gablehouse. So when I roll by with my book cart, they really appreciate it. They love to read. Major funding for the librarys Summer Reading Program is provided by the Joan Hunt Cory Childrens Fund of the Sanibel Public Library Foundation. Also in attendance for the book donation was Library Executive Director Margaret Mohundro, Library Foundation President Ken Nirenberg and Library District Board of Commissioners chair Linda Uhler. From page 1Captiva Trihave gone through. Lee County Sheriffs Office deputies and personnel, as well as other volunteers, will be at key spots on the road to ensure safety for both residents and racers, and key intersections will barricaded to keep everyone on course. If youre a resident in the Santiva area of Sanibel, youll see a minor traffic re-routing to accommodate closing the Blind Pass Bridge. Those heading to the Blind Pass beach parking area will be able to get through, but other traffic will be diverted onto a circular route of Pine Avenue, Coconut Drive and Mangrove Lane to head back down San-Cap Road while the bridge is closed (6:45 to 8:45 a.m.) All homes and business in the area will be accessible, and there will be volunteer directing traffic during this time. If youre a business on the island, we hope youll see a nice buzz of business for a mid-September weekend. With 750plus adult athletes, 140 children athletes, families and spectators all coming out for the event, Captiva will be almost sold out with a lot of people looking for fun. If youve never seen a triathlon, youll have a front-row seat but youll have to go where the action is to see much of the race. The swim will be on the north end of Captiva (a quarter-mile for the adults, shorter for the kids) and the run will be on the golf course also at the north end of the island. But the bicycles (at least the adults) will race the entire island, so you can watch them pass by from the end of your driveway. (The first swimmer hits the water at 7:15 a.m., so the first biker will probably exit the resort after 7:35 a.m.) If youre an early bird out on the road, youll see more traffic heading out from the mainland. The race transition area (where racers equipment is stored for the various phases) opens at 5:15 a.m., so participants will be starting across the causeway at 4:30 a.m. or before. And, finally, if youre one of the many islanders whove signed up for the tri, youre going to see a lot of other athletes some experienced, some brand new, but all ready to race with families and spectators to cheer you on. We hope everyone has a lot of fun for a good cause: A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go towards supporting CCMIs School Pantry and Emergency Food Backpack, providing emergency food for more than 2,000 local children each school year. 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31 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellSanibel-Captiva Rotary invited Carolyn Johnson, Vice President of Marketing and Development for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida and Cape Coral Rotarian, to speak to us regarding the many services that this familiar nonprofit organization provides in our community. Goodwill is committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence. A little history first: Goodwill was founded in 1902 in Boston by Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister. Helms traveled door-to-door through the wealthy parts of the city, collecting used household goods and clothing. Helms then trained and hired people with disadvantages to mend and repair the used goods. The items were then resold, and the revenue was used to pay wages. Helms described Goodwill Industries as an industrial program as well as a social service enterprise, a provider of employment, training and rehabilitation for people of limited employability, and a source of temporary assistance for individuals whose resources were depleted. Great mission then, great mission now! In 1966, a group of Southwest Florida businessmen, led by News-Press President and Publisher Chesley Perry, helped Goodwill Industries incorporate as a branch of Goodwill-Suncoast. Sixteen years later, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida was granted autonomy. Today, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is one of 165 autonomous Goodwill agencies across the United States and Canada. Most of us are familiar with Goodwill storefront operations. Possibly the motto here could be One mans trash is another mans treasure. Collection points receive thousands of donations a year and then sort through the items, repair if necessary, and then put up for sale an eclectic array of merchandise that holds value and appeal for people across all economic levels. Goodwills 25 Southwest Florida retail and donation center revenue, additional business and private donations support programs that provide job training and placement, affordable housing, transportation assistance, youth programs and other needed services in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. Some additional programming tailored to our specific area are: free, open-enrollment Lee County charter school designed to promote selfadvocacy, and develop life skills for independent living. Students with intellectual disabilities who are entering grades six through 12 (ages 11 to 22) as well as postgraduate students. Individualized programs focus on academic skills, daily life skills and vocational/workforce skills. High Tech (HSHT) program provides opportunities for students with disabilities and other barriers to explore potential future careers. The program is designed to help students determine their interests and aptitudes, offer job-shadowing and internships, and provide leadership opportunities. ters help people with employment and skills training. Centers located across Southwest Florida. Accesses to computers are available at the centers for submitting online resumes and job applications. ment services to unemployed women. The program is expected to service about 230 woman from 2013 through 2015. Housing, Inc. provides income-sensitive, barrier-free housing for persons with physical disabilities, including some senior housing. speaker regarding this camp in a couple of weeks). own internal job placement. The programs noted are making a vital contribution to our community. Each of us can help this outstanding organization, donate goods to their stores; shop at the stores; become a program volunteer, mentor or teacher; send a financial contribution; and/or attend Goodwill fundraising events. However, you can help will make a difference in providing an independent and productive future for the many this organization services. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at scot@ scongress.com. Carolyn Johnson Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! 673 East Rocks Drive Nicely Furnished Lakefront 3 BR/2 BA Elevated Home. Great Room w/Vaulted Ceiling. Screened Pool/Lanai. Short Walk to Beach! $639,000 Opportunity on Lighthouse Way Build Your Dream Home on 100+ Ft of Bay Frontage. Existing Seawall. 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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201332 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. When reading textbooks while attending law school, I used to take a yellow highlighter and pen, writing in the margins to annotate what I viewed as the important passages related to that days assignment. When a professor called on me in class, I found these highlights and margin notes to be invaluable. Many of us are used to taking notes in the margins of written papers. My wife uses them on her recipe cards. My retired law partner, John Sheppard, writes down his thoughts in the margins of biblical passages. But Im here to warn you against putting anything in the margins of your estate planning documents. From time to time, Ill see wills or trusts that have lined-out provisions with handwritten changes in the margins. While some may think that this is an easy (and inexpensive) way to amend or change provisions in your legal documents, those handwritten changes usually cause more problems than they solve. A few years ago, a client tried to amend her documents by making lineouts and handwritten changes. She had deleted some beneficiaries, reduced some of the gifts to other beneficiaries and adding new beneficiaries that didnt appear in the typed provisions of her documents. She had also taken the time to initial next to the changes and in one change went so far as to have someone notarize the page. We didnt know what she had done. When she died, these handwritten changes were discovered. The trustee of her trust wasnt sure what to do with these handwritten changes, especially since many of them were witnessed and at least one appeared to have been notarized. Florida law is clear on how to change a will or a trust. In order for a codicil to a will or an amendment to a trust to be valid, it must be signed by the testator at the end of the document and two witnesses must also witness the testators signature in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other. As an example, assume that Sally signs a will in the presence of Sam. Sam signs as a witness and then goes home. Sally then takes the will to Bernice her neighbor across the street and tells her that this is my signature on the will. Bernice signs the will as Sallys second witness. We do not have a valid will. While Sallys will was signed by two witnesses in Sallys presence, the document was not witnessed by Sam and Bernice in each others presence. So returning to the story about the lady who wrote changes in her trust once those handwritten notations were discovered, the beneficiaries hired lawyers to determine whether these notations changed the original provisions. After several thousands of dollars in legal fees and about a years worth of depositions and court hearings, the court ruled that the handwritten notations had no legal significance because they were not signed with the legal formalities required by Florida law. The moral of this story is not to make handwritten changes in your legal documents. If you want to amend your will or your trust, you should have a separate document that is signed and witnessed in accordance with the law. In order to admit the will into probate without the testimony of the witnesses, it is also necessary that the signatures of the testator and the witnesses be selfproofed. In other words, the signatures should be notarized with special language found in the statutes. That language requires that the notary be a person who is not one of the witnesses, and that the notary acknowledge that the testator signed in the presence of the witnesses who signed in the presence of the testator and of each other. If a proper self-proof does not appear at the end of a will, then it will be difficult, time consuming and more expensive to admit the will into probate. Since each states self-proof statutory language is different, then it makes sense to update your documents to comply with the state law in which you currently reside so as not to cause headaches for your loved ones. This is one of the many reasons why an attorney will tell you to update your legal documents when you move from one state to another. While the documents remain valid so long as they were signed with the formalities that the state in which they were created requires, that doesnt mean that the documents will be simple or easy to administer upon your death. So dont write in the margins of your will or trust. Instead, get a valid amendment in compliance with the state law where you currently reside. You may, however, write notes in the margins of this column if it helps you to remember that. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerDont Write In The Marginsby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Pool Service & Supply FL Lic. #CPC1457804 472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICEShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201334 Superior InteriorsIts A Girl Thingby Jeanie TinchSomewhere between little girl and teenager, girls begin to develop an increasing interest in their bedrooms decor. With strong opinions about fun and fashion, most exercise a significant influence when it comes to decorating their rooms. Rejecting the pastels palettes of their early years, pre-teen girls opt for a stronger color scheme and a display area for those stuffed animals they are not quite ready to give up. Around-the-room shelves, installed at a height just above the head, provide valuable space for those rarely used items that are so precious to a young girl. Painted in the same color scheme as the other wood trim, the shelves will become an attractive framing element to the room. When selecting the color scheme for the room, a good rule of thumb is to begin with the rug and the fabrics for the bedding and windows. Since there are infinite shades of paint but only a few ideal fabrics, dont make the popular mistake of selecting the wall paint first. You will save yourself a lot of leg work by selecting the wall paint after all the fabrics have been determined. Dont be afraid to mix patterns, colors and textures. Your decorator will assist you with the often overwhelming task of establishing the dominant fabric, and suggest several colors and textures to accent the predominant hues. Just as little kids love the cozy, cocooning effect of playhouses, tents and forts, pre-teen girls love the intimate sleep areas created by tall headboards, mock canopies and screens. These can be elaborate and frilly, or tailored to a young girls taste. Keeping in mind that teen fads are fleeting things, achieve your thematic decorating through easily replaced accessories such as pillows, lamp shades and art. When selecting furniture for the preteens room, a style that will grow with her is always the best choice. Think versatile, quality and non-trendy for this most expensive component of the project. Trendy furniture can be limiting, so avoid using something too cutesy that will limit your pre-teens fickle taste. You dont want your decorating to become an annual event. With careful planning, your teens newly decorated bedroom will delight her until she gets ready for the next big challenge in your lives: college! Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at jeanie@decden.net. Clinger Named United Way Campaign Chair For 2013-14John Clinger, Senior VicePresident of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Senior Financial Advisor of Clinger, Sizemore and Associates, and a United Way Board Member, has been named 2013-14 United Way Campaign Chair. As the Campaign Chair, Clinger will lead the campaign that includes thousands of volunteers working to meet the $8,320,794 fundraising goal. I am honored to be selected as the United Way Campaign Chair, said Clinger. It is a big responsibility that I will pursue with great passion and enthusiasm because I believe in the United Way and what it does to strengthen our community. Clinger has been a Southwest Florida resident since 1991. He began his professional career in banking and joined Merrill Lynch in 2000. He has been actively involved in the community by coaching Little League Baseball and volunteering for many organizations. John and his wife, Rusti, have four daughters. People often ask me why I support United Way. I began my involvement in our United Way through their allocations process. This process is how United Way determines how much United Way Partner Agencies receive. This allocations team took me to United Way agencies to see how the partner agencies programs help citizens in need. Our teams help ensure fiscal and performance accountability for all 70 partner agencies and over 170 United Way funded programs, Clinger said. I was extremely impressed by how United Way meets the real human needs of our community. Being actively involved with the United Way is one of the best ways to give back to my community. I am fortunate to be able to live in and work in such a dynamic and beautiful area, and I want to do my part to help others who are in need. Our local residents have always been incredibly supportive of the company I work for, and my connection to the United Way is one way to say thank you! As with every United Way Campaign, we are focused on meeting the needs of our community. One area where our United Way truly makes a difference is helping agencies collaborate to solve a clients problem. For example a Meals on Wheels volunteer notified the United Way 211 helpline that one of his customers appeared to be in real distress. United Way 211 connected the woman to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center for assistance with her husband who was exhibiting Alzheimers symptoms. Every day United Way 211 receives calls for help with food but they go beyond the food issue to find the basis of the clients problem such as unemployment, lack of health care, need for mental health counseling, and many more needs. I am passionate about the United Way and look forward to a successful campaign. With your help, United Way can make its campaign goal, but we need your help. Every company campaign, every dollar given by an individual, together makes a big difference. Your gift is an investment in our community. With your help, we can change live and make this community an even better place to live, Clinger concluded. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. John Clinger, 2013-14 United Way Campaign Chair Time to Refurnish Your Home or Condo? 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35 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 This 2 bedrm will gross $45K+ this year, has new kitchen too $549K 1/2+acre lot w/this view on intersecting canals near marina $749K Beautifully remodeled ground floor 3 bedrm w/ bay views $599.9K East-end beach cottage w/pool & spa, steps to gulf $449K Remodeled 2nd floor bay-front 2 bedrm $424K beachy decor Roomy & remodeled 2nd floor 1 bedrm $264K furnished Charming investment rental corner walk-out at the resort $349.9K Terrific value, income, & gulf beach view at Loggerhead Cay $499K 2-bedrm Mariner Pointe condo w/view like a boat $549K 2242 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Square #3 Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate Roomy Island Beach Club gulf-view 2 bedrm w/ covered parking $474K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 M o r e L i s t i n g In fo S e a r c h fo r P r o p e r t y, & R e a d S u sa n s b l o g a t S a ni b el S us an w or d p r e s s c o m 2nd floor 2-bedrm condo w/rental income & gulf view $599.9K Views of pool & gulf from 3rd floor at Loggerhead $599.9K Clubhouse sundeck near remodeled Pointe Santo 2 bedrm $649.9K Sandalfoot 2 bedrm earning ~$60K/year & this view $699K Elise Carnes Real Estate Licensed, Notary, & Listing Coordinator David Anderson Realtor Sales Associate & Office Manager Susan Andrews Realtor Broker-Owner Bordering preserved land, this 3-bedrm home also has den $499K SANIBEL LOTS Lowest-priced island lot & next to conservation land $185K In Dunes golf & tennis community which also has beach access $199K In Sanibel Bayous on waterway, short walk to beach $199.9K In small community of Island Woods with shared pool & tennis $224K On Umbrella Pool Rd culde-sac near Bowmans Beach $399K How Is The Chamber Involved In Redevelopment?submitted by Ric Base, President of the Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce The Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce is following the discussions about redevelopment in the Sanibel City Council with great interest. Merging the principles on which the City of Sanibel is based with the expectations of todays residents and visitors, is a formidable challenge. Sanibels council leadership has a history of rising to the challenge. The chamber has been helpful in the past and will be again. In this, the third in a series of articles, we will set out the actions we are taking to help your city council make good progress on its goal. What is the goal? Our council wants to see a thriving commercial district, one that meets the needs of residents and visitors, generates a tax base for the city and enables investors to earn a decent return on their hard earned cash. This district will have to be tuned in to Twitter, Facebook and Trip Advisor; it will have to be bright modern and fashionable in the sense that it must suit the Sanibel fashion; and it must be safe, efficient and meet the building standards of 2013. This is an important factor to remember; many of the structures on Sanibel date back to the s and s and they have been battered by storms like Charley and Wilma for many decades. First of all, the chamber is helping by asking our members what they need to make the commercial district an area in which Sanibel can be proud and residents confident that it can meet their needs. Are there outdated regulations that if updated will enable or encourage modernization? The chamber is also working with the city to explore ways in which the updating process can be carried out so that it is consistent with the Sanibel Plan, but also conform to the strict requirements of construction standards that the state and federal governments insist upon to safeguard against future storms. To make the task manageable, the council has asked the planning commission to look at the key issues separately such as permitting, parking, and setbacks, which is what is happening now in the current series of public meetings. We all want the result to be one that we can look back on with satisfaction in 20 years time. We have the model created by the founding fathers to guide us and we want to ensure that we faithfully follow that model while recognizing that this is 2013 and not 1974. Sundials new lobby, one of the first commercial redevelopment projects to benefit from the updated permitting process The Bennetts Fresh Roast Sanibel building on Periwinkle Way, a work in progress Bob Kramm, the new general manager at Sundial, surveys the modernized sun deck overlooking the newly renovated Sundial pool area

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201336 P rotect Yourself From Identity T heftsubmitted by B eth Weigel, Vice P resident, D irector of Client S ervices, T he S anibel Captiva T rust CompanyIdentity theft is quickly becoming one of the most common crimes in this country. It occurs when your personal information such as Social Security, credit card or bank account numbers are used without your authorization to commit fraud. Here are some helpful tips that The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company shares with our clients and friends: Watch Your Computer Regard Internet solicitations with extreme caution. Many identity theft scams try to use your computer to acquire bank account numbers and security passwords. Never click hyperlinks that come in unknown e-mails and never give personal information in response to those solicitations. Also, make sure your spyware, firewall, spam filter and anti-virus software is updated to ensure maximum security. To prevent unauthorized access, be sure to select passwords carefully on sites where you conduct financial transactions. Passwords should be complex and changed regularly. Switch To Online Banking Although many of us find comfort in paper statements, conducting financial transactions online is actually safer than using paper. This includes setting up direct deposit with your employer and automatic payment for recurring expenses such as utility bills and other household payments. Be sure to destroy all paper records and any mail containing personal information such as account numbers or credit card solicitations. Invest in an inexpensive shredder which can prevent thieves from finding information by going through your trash. Use Credit Cards Over Debit Cards When Shopping Credit cards generally enable a longer grace period to catch unauthorized uses of your card. If you discover that there has been unauthorized use of your card, immediately contact the police and all credit card companies and banks to report the crime and cancel your cards and accounts. Acting promptly can minimize your liability. Be Mindful Of Health Care Statements And Medicare Records Medical identity theft has also recently become a much bigger issue where people can masquer ade as you to obtain treatment or prescription drugs. Be careful with receipts from medical office visits and other medical procedures. If you carry a copy of your Medicare card (not the original), black out the Social Security number so a potential thief cant use it. Monitor Your Credit Reports You are entitled to a free copy once a year from each of the credit reporting agencies. Take a regular look at your transactions and credit history as one of the most useful ways to protect yourself from identity theft. Watch Your Wallet Keep an eye on your purse and wallet at all times. There is a wealth of personal information in there including your address, date of birth, social security number and credit cards. Random Thoughts Do not have your drivers license number, your Social Security number, or your telephone number printed on your checks. Get your picture on your credit card or insist that a merchant ask for identification before accepting the card. Be careful at ATMs because shoulder surfers can get your PIN number and access your account. Do not mail checks by putting them in your home mailbox; instead, mail them at a U.S. Mailbox or Post Office. Do not put account numbers on the outside of envelopes. Monitor all of your bank statements and credit card statements carefully each month. Identity theft can be a frightening and overwhelming experience if it happens to you. It can take months and sometimes even years to go through the process of re-claiming your identity and credit. Make sure you are doing all you can to be aware of the threats and to protect your self from this horrifying ordeal. A dult L ecture A nd L ife E nrichment P rogramsThe Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University announces its fall 2013 schedule of adult lifelong learning and life enrichment programs featuring an extensive and diverse curriculum of single lectures and short courses. The fall program begins on Friday, October 4 at 9:30 a.m. with the start of a computer workshop titled Understanding Technology: What is the Right Technology for YOU? to be held at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South. This lecture program tackles the challenges and rewards of understanding the myriad of tech options available including desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, readers and printers. John Guerra, director of the Renaissance Academy, will assist participants in unraveling and understanding the complex world of technology so participants can make intelligent choices about the right technology for them. A free, complete catalog of the Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers offerings may be found at local libraries or by calling 425-3272. Online registration is available at https:// RegisterRA.fgcu.edu where participants may browse and register for courses safely and securely online. Among the Renaissance Academys offerings are affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, travel abroad programs and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers. 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37 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Is there something I can do with my pre-school child to help him to do well in math later on? Or is it better just to let his school teach him what he needs to know? I dont want to teach him the wrong thing. Jessica A., Fort Myers Jessica, It is very important for you to help teach and reinforce basic skills with your child. Teachers do expect parents to help their children learn basic skills and there are quite a few fun ways to re-enforce skills that will make it an enjoyable time for you and your child. In regard to math skills, counting not just reciting numbers is a very important skill for your child to learn. A recent study found that students who could recite and count to 20 in preschool had the highest math scores in first grade. According to Dr. Louis Manfra, a math professor at University of Missouri, Reciting means saying the numbers from memory in chronological order, whereas counting involves understanding that each item in the set is counted once and that the last number stated is the amount for the entire set. When children are just reciting, theyre basically repeating what seems like a memorized sentence. When theyre counting, theyre performing a more cognitive activity in which theyre associating a one-to-one correspondence with the object and the number to represent a quantity. Manfra also reported that, Counting gives children stronger foundations when they start school. The skills children have when they start kindergarten affect their trajectories through early elementary school; therefore, its important that children start with as many skills as possible. Parents (and teachers) should integrate counting into all aspects of childrens daily activities so children can master this very important skill. You can practice counting anywhere; from counting the number of raisins in a cookie, to counting how many plates are on the table to counting how many crayons are in the crayon box. This counting activity can be extended to just about anything the list is endless. Usually when children are in this age group you dont want to go beyond 20, as this tends to be confusing for them. Once your child can count from 1 to 20, there are a variety of other counting patterns you can teach them although they will learn these in school. Normally children learn to count in twos, fives and tens between first and second grade, many school districts vary in teaching methods so its possible that you might be teaching a number pattern somewhat differently than your childs school teaches it. If your child is ready to move on beyond the number 20, you could also introduce the process of counting to 100. This is a more advanced skill. There are literally hundreds of online sites and apps for math practice for preschoolers. You and your child should visit them together. It will be fun and you will be helping your child to learn valuable skills. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. The nest relaxation treatments from around the planet have been brought to Southwest Florida.Call 239.333.1450 or visit www.AssuageCenters.comGET TO KNOW US OPENING SPECIALAssuage Signature Massage, Assuage Signature Facial, And Make-up Application.Special Price: $185 (reg. $215)March Of Dimes Bikers For Babies Coming SoonThe single largest fundraiser for the March of Dimes, Bikers for Babies, is set to once again rumble Fort Myers this fall. Slated for the weekend of November 15 through 17, the Southwest Florida ride is the third largest and longest police escorted ride of all the Bikers for Babies events nationwide. This year, the March of Dimes is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Bikers for Babies raises critical funds to support research and other important medical services related to premature birth. Each year, riders and non-riders alike come together to raise funds and help reduce premature births in Southwest Florida, battling it out for top fundraiser slots. To date, the Southwestcontinued on page 38 TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICES (239) 472-5152 M.S.T.Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 201338 M om A nd Me by L izzie and P ryceLizzie 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,Sunday was always a fun day for us. We enjoyed going to church services and then going out for a nice brunch. All this has changed and it is irritating to go to service and you feel that you are sitting in the middle of a day care. The young parents allowing their children to scream and holler, with no regard for the others all around them. They wear their jeans, cutoffs and look as if they are ready to clean their basements. Do others complain about these problems, or is it just us? Dora Dear Dora, Most people, it seems, who go to church are no longer dressed in their Sunday best. That was a long and distant era. What you wear is no longer important and most of the clergy do not seem to care either. The churches are so happy to see people in the congregation that they would never say a word of criticism. This all seems to be a part of modern times. Lizzie Dear Dora, My generation enjoys casual, comfortable clothing. There is nothing wrong with children being in church with their parents as they probably spend so much time in day care, that this is an opportunity to be together. But if things get out of hand, I think that one parent should take the child out in respect of the others in the congregation and the clergy involved. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 37Bikers For BabiesFlorida ride has raised an $1.5 million for local babies and families. This years goal is $150,000. Scott Fischer, president of Scott Fischer Enterprises, is once again the fundraising chair.The series of events will start on Friday, November 15 with pre-registration and bike night at Fort Myers HarleyDavidson with live entertainment, vendors, food and refreshments. On Saturday, November 16 there will be a car show at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson and preregistration will be available at both Fort Myers and Naples Harley-Davidson. The grand finale will be on Sunday, November 17 with a 35-mile, law-enforcement escorted ride starting at the North Collier Regional Water Park on Livingston Road in Naples going up Livingston Road to Bonita Beach Road, along Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, ultimately ending at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson. Once at the dealership, there will be a finale celebration with more live entertainment, food, refreshments, vendors and awards for the individuals and riding groups that have raised the most money.Other events leading up to the Bikers for Babies weekend include the Big Kahuna Bed Race, Saturday, October 12 at the Cape Coral Bike Night, and the March of Dimes annual Helmet Drive on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at locations around Southwest Florida.To learn more about these events and the Bikers for Babies weekend, call the March of Dimes office at 433-3463 or visit the website at www.bikersforbabies. org/southwestflorida. You can start raising money now by signing up online at www. bikersforbabies.org/southwestflorida.The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mor tality. For the latest resources and infor mation, visit www.marchofdimes.com/ florida or www.nacersano.org. Got AP roblem? D r. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: How can I let go of the incessant worry that keeps me up at night?A: When you can be more in the present moment, you are keeping your vibration aligned spiritually. Worry, or anxiety, arrives when you are in the future. You are thinking about some event that may or may not happen and you begin to stress over it, and it takes you right out of the present. When you observe being in the moment, everything else that was a source of worry doesnt matter any more. The worry ceases to come up for you because you have moved from the future to the now. Deep within, you already know that the only thing that is truly important is being in alignment with spirit, right here right now. You also have an inner voice that is overwhelmingly powerful and you can begin to trust what inspires you, not wor ries you. It will also help you to begin each day with an expression of gratitude. Look in the mirror and say, Thank you for life, for my body and my spirit, my loved ones, and for the opportunity to be in the present moment. You will also notice that you will sleep better and be more rested each day. Eden Energy MedicineCant L et Go? T race S mall Intestine M eridianby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML(03-12)Because this Yang meridian of small intestine needs to make all the decisions of what to ingest into our bodies or what to let go, it is a very powerful meridian. So, if you have trouble making decisions and feel stuck, tracing small intestine will help. Other times to trace this meridian might include: fever and night sweats; headaches; wrist pain; abdominal pain; beer belly; ear problems; heart disorders (its paired Yin meridian is heart); knee pain; weak legs; shoulder pain; tinnitus; trigeminal nerve problems or feelings of hysteria. As a reminder, view the August 9 and 16 columns, since the basics of tracing are set forth. Meridian Flow Wheel Time of Day Small intestine meridians high tide is 1 to 3 p.m. We always begin and end by tracing central and governing meridians before starting to trace the other meridians. If you begin tracing your meridians at 1:30 p.m., then begin with small intestine. Reasons To Trace Alone in Addition to Tracing All Meridians Although it is best to trace all your meridians as one continuous flow, you may want to trace small intestine if you have some of the symptoms listed in the opening paragraph above. Consider the question What stays with me or what goes out of me? If unable to answer this question, consider small intestine work. Or if you experience abdominal cramps, irritability, nausea, weakness in the thighs or knee problems, this is another indication of small intestine imbalance. Affirmation for this Meridian is I know what I want. I am decisive and I get it! So many decisions are required on a daily basis and often there are not internal or external resources available to assist in decision making; thus after a while, our inability to move forward can become a habit needing re-patterning. 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. Pathway of Meridian The beginning point of small intestine meridian is at the lateral side of the base of the little finger, and the end point is at the entry way into the ear. See insert of pathway below. With the palm of your hand on the outside edge of the opposite little finger, move the palm up the outside edge of your hand (over karate chop area), continuing along the outside edge of the arm (where the two colors of your underside and upper side of your skin meet), and over the shoulder. When you reach the shoulder, place your hand flat so that your fingers are on the upper part of your back right under your scapula. Pull you hand over the neck to the center of the cheekbone and continue with the palm to the opening of the ear. Thats it. You just traced small intestine! Flushing or Tracing the Meridian 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 experiencing pain or dis-ease in the area of a meridian, it is likely that removing the energy from the meridian will provide relief. If it does, then trace it backwards three times, but never trace heart backwards. If it seems there is not enough energy in your meridian, then trace it forward three times. If you feel better, this is what was needed. Experience the impact of the energetic shifts. 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. You are set. Keep this column as a reminder of how to trace small intestine while you learn the next 10 meridians over the next several months. Have fun with your energy! Next weeks topic is Feeling Hopeless or Have Joint Pain? Trace Bladder 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. Meridian tracing small intestine

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39 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 by S uzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have neck pain, sciatica and headaches. Ive tried prednisone, Celebrex, Ibuprofen, Vicodin, physical therapy, chiropractors, massage, reiki, acupuncture, prayer work, laser and two surgeries on my neck. Nothing helps. Please, any ideas? DC, San Diego, California Assuming your diet is good, Id try yoga next. I hear you thinking, I cant even sit without pain, why should I twist myself into a knot? Because research proves yoga can help certain types of neck and back pain, headaches, migraines, anxiety, high blood pressure and osteoporosis. Since youve tried addictive narcotics, anti-inflammatories, steroids, surgery and whatever else, spending thousands of dollars and suffer ing endlessly, I think yogas worth a shot. It has no side effects, other than making you feel refreshed... sort of like a human breath mint! In a 2012 German study, researchers saw how a nine-week yoga program helped participants with chronic neck pain. Yoga has been around for centuries, and theres no harm so long as you dont push your body past its limits, but in your case, I would still get your physician and chiropractors blessings. And speaking of blessings Ive never associated a religious connotation with yoga, its about stretching and breathing. Besides, youll be the life of the party if you can turn yourself into a human pretzel! If your hips are tight, it may be the result of inflexibility, and it can subsequently cause your knee joint to become misaligned with the other bones in your leg, causing pain throughout the leg. Sciatica is a rather common condition in which lower back pain extends into one or both legs, by way of the sciatic nerve. A January 2013 study demonstrated that certain asanas or yoga poses relieved symptoms of sciatica including pain, rigidity and walking. Flexibility helps your posture, and the strength that yoga builds in your bones and muscles may reduce your odds for arthritis. A systematic review was per formed earlier this year in New Zealand, evidence showed regular yoga practice might alleviate pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders. What about your bones? Different yoga poses and transitions create mild stress on your bones, which causes the bone to become denser (and stronger!) in order to balance out this stress. Your mind benefits, too. A 2012 study performed in London showed yoga and meditation significantly reduced anxiety and blood pressure and improved mood. That occurs by increasing happy serotonin levels, while lowering cortisol, a stress hormone. Choose classes carefully, when I walked into my first yoga class and it was 105 degrees! Its called Bikram yoga, or sometimes hot yoga. What a nightmare for me, I despise heat. I could not get out of there fast enough. So call in advance and ask about the class you want to take. Classes labeled restor ative or yin are gentle and cool; also, those labeled Vinyasa or Hatha are also fairly easy, at least for me. Start out slowly and with your doctors permission, since youve had surgeries. 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. deaRPharmacistR esearch S hows Yoga M ay Help B lood P ressure, Chronic P ain A nd Headaches ISLAND PHARMACY(Voted Best Pharmacy on The Island 6 years)CARING FOR YOU AND ABOUT YOU2330 Palm Ridge Rd. #12, Sanibel Phone: (239)489.0442 State Certied General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years S S W A M S, F M Brf, FLFLORIDAPIRATECRUISE.COM 800-776-3258S C P P Cf F Sr B$5 OFFWITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY LIMIT 4 PEOPLE EXPIRES: 09/27/13 SUN13

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Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 40 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CONTRACTOR G I P M SR C D P D P CG D GrSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 PRESSURE WASHING Owner Matthew Ryan1-239-645-9834www.oneppw.comLicense & Insured Owner Owner Ask About Our$9900Specials!! Professional Pressure WashingFREE ESTIMATEQuality Service Guaranteed TREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services 239-896-6789 CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE 482-7350 We Service All your Landscape Needs FULL Landscaping SERVICES FREE Landscape Consultation Over 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myers Grilled Steak Sandwiches with Arugula and Horseradish 1 pound beef (flank or skirt steak) 4 rolls or 8 slices bread 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 2 cups arugula Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Grill steak over hot coals or cook in a saut pan until desired doneness. Chill the cooked steak in the refrigerator. Slice the chilled steak against the grain into thin strips. Toast the bread. In a small mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon juice and horseradish. Taste the horseradish sauce and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Assemble sandwich by layering steak, arugula and horseradish sauce on the toasted bread. Grilled Steak Sandwiches with Arugula and Horseradish Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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41 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 answer on page 43 FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 43 PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY POOL SERVICE & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386 COMPUTER SERVICES SLIDING GLASS DOORS Replacing Sliding Glass Door Rollers, Locks, Tracks and More 2393397355www.SliderMedic.comLicensed & InsuredServing Lee & Collier Counties Replacing Sliding Glass Door Rollers, COSMETICS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available Call for Summer Specials! CONTRACTORS HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands 10 times since 1999New Construction Remodeling Commercial(239)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTORIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909 Hurricane Protection Consultant

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Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 42 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013Top 10 Real Estate SalesPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY BUILDING CONTRACTOR CUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooDeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. GLASS 2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975 Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass Specialists in impact condo complex replacement COMPUTERS CONSTRUCTION 239-472-6711 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS UPHOLSTERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086Island AUTO DETAILING PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly Tyrrellkellyatyrrell@me.com Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Sanibel Sanibel19994,888$4,750,000$4,100,000316 St. Charles Harbour Fort Myers 20034,151$1,249,000$1,150,000143 Victoria Cove Sanibel19903,450$1,098,000$950,000 7 White Pelican Condo Sanibel19811,542$799,000$720,000 167 Shores at Gulf HarbourFort Myers 20002,611$729,900$715,000 55 Tarpon Beach Condo Sanibel19801,185$667,000$625,000 214 Palm Isles Fort Myers 20092,274$629,000$615,000 2 Pointe Santo De Sanibel Sanibel19741,245$599,000$555,000 910 Brynwood Fort Myers 19753,880$585,000$530,000 0 Ocean Harbor Fort Myers 19921,669$515,000$500,000 8Courtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate

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Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?239-395-1213 PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUPER CROSSWORD 43 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 SCRAMBLERS GENERAL CONTRACTOR N C R CGC1517615www.dbrowngc.com239-593-1998 A BBB Accredited Business with an +A Rating PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY INTERIOR DESIGN Sanibel Design Center NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 LAWN MAINTENANCE FISHING CHARTER Light Tackle Sport Fishing CAPT. MAT T MI TCHELL USCG Licensed & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.com

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44 ISLAND SS UN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE ISABELLA RASiIHAPPY TO HELP Y YOUWithITH A ALL OOF Y YOUrRREAL EEStT At TE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 SS anibel, F LL 33957 ISABELLA RASiI (239) 246-4716E ISABELLARASi I@AOL.COM VACATION RENTAL II sland VV acationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LILI GH TT H OO U SESE REALTREALT YPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN SS ERVERS AA SSISTANT SS ERVERS LL INE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgH ELEL P U SS P LEASELEASE !!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN hH EL pP wW ANTED VOLVOL U NTEERSNTEERS NEEDEDNEEDED Volunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN RORO G ERER NODRNODR UFF ELECTRICELECTRIC Lic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. RS 6/7 CC TFN VOLVOL U NTEERNTEER OO PP ORTORT U NITNIT YThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN hH EL pP wW ANTED VOLVOL U NTEERSNTEERS NEEDEDNEEDED At The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN H ELEL P W ANTEDANTED Norris 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 dulrich@norrishomefurnsihings.comNS 8/30 BM 9/6 ThTH E SS ANIBEL BB EAD ShSH O pP PT sales. Jewelry making exp. preferred. Will train reliable person with strong retail sales experience. Apply in person. 1101 Periwinkle Way, Mon.-Sat, 11-5 p.m.NS 9/6 CC 9/13 ANN uU AL RENTAL LL ON gG TT ERM 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 QU IETIET SANIBELSANIBEL H OMEOME W/P RIVATERIVA TE BEACBEAC H P ATAT H3200 sq ft home in Gulf Pines, one of Sanibels most beautiful & sought after communities. One house from beach w/private beach path. Short walk to Gulf Pines 2 swimming pools & tennis courts; large landscaped lot provides privacy. 3-4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, large open living area, screened porch & several decks. W/D, 2nd fridge, Elevator, 2-car garage. $4,000/mo. + util. Annual rental only. Unfurnished. Landscaping & association fees paid by owner. Avail Oct 2013. Call 917-680-4440.NS 5/31 CC TFN RERE / MAMA X OO F TT H EE ISLANDSISLANDS Putting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANN uU AL RENTAL RR IVER DD ISTRICT HISTORIC DD EAN PARK 1924 Pristine 2 story 2700 sq ft Tudor, 3-2.5-2, newly done kit (w/granite), MBR, breakfast/sun rm, den, DR, storage area, walk to downtown. Special. No pets. $1,500. 239-543-4278.RS 9/13 CC 9/20 ANN uU AL RENTALS SS ANIBEL 472-6747Gulf BB each Properties, II nc. Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Ownersanibelannualrentals.comServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 9/6 BM TFN LAKELAKE F RONTRONT This Old Florida Style piling home has a Great view over the large heated pool to the Lake! Of fering 3 bedrooms/two baths, two car garage plus storage. Short distance to the beach. $3,000/mo. CANALCANAL & DOCKDOCK Five Minutes to Sanibel Toll-Booth!! This UF ground level updated home of fers 3 BR/2 BA + family room, double garage, screened in pool, 65 boat dock, + boat lift for boat. $2,800/mo. fF ORT M yY ERSTO PLA cC E AA CLA ssSS I fF IED LL OG OntONT O: II slandSunNews.com cC LIc C K On N PLAc C E cC LAss SS If F IED SERVICES O ffFF ERED RESORTRESORT MANAMANA G EMENTEMENT 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 / jcrounds11@charter.net.NS 8/23 CC 9/13 SERVICES O ffFF ERED SANIBELSANIBEL H OMEOME W ATCATC HRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME/ CONDOCONDO WATC hH CONCIER gG E SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN SS CARNATO LL A wW N SS ERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN HELLES CC LEANIN gG SS ERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN HO uU SEKEE pP ER GIRL FRIDA yY Experienced Housekeeper. Excellent References, Reliable, I will also help with light cooking and errands. Call Heather (239) 826-1045 Sanibel & Lee Co. 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45 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS The Island Sun and The River Weekly NewsAlways on the table, and online, with everything you need to know about your community. NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsTHEIVER R r rf WEEKL Y NEWS Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993 Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732 Pick up a copy or go to IslandSunNews.com. Click on Read the Island Sun or The River Weeklywww.IslandSunNews.com BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 22-FOOT GLACIER BAY CATAMARANIn 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 PETSFREE KITTEN TO GOOD HOMEFree kitten to good, safe home. No de-clawing. Fiesty Bengal mix. Call 472-1788 after 5 p.m.NS 5/31 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAI D FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 9/6 CC 11/29 LOSTLost 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 FOUNDPrescription 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 TOOL BOX WAS HES UP ON SANIBELThis 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 LOST AND F OUND F OR SALEEMERGENCY GENERATOR COLEMAN PROPANE 1500 POWER STATIONIncludes ASCO 165 Power Transfer switch. Great Condition Never Been Outside. Power When You Need It. 423-291-9831.RS 9/13 CC 9/13 FURNITURE FOR SALERoll Top Desk 54 wide, 46 high, 24 deep. Four Dining Room Chairs. Call 239-466-4445.NS 9/13 CC 9/13 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALEINTERIOR DESIGNER & COLLECTOR From Vintage Bears to Hand Painted China & All the Fabulous Stuff Inbetween. Sat & Sun. Sept. 14th & 15th. 9a.m-4p.m 5721 SanCap Road (between mile markers 5-6) Look for the Red Mailbox. SANIBELNS 9/13 CC 9/13

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rfnCALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police .......................................... 472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office ............................... 477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy ................................. 477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel ................................................ 472-5525 Captiva ................................................ 472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol ..................................... 332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ................................... 278-7100 Poison Control ..................................... 1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce ................................... 472-1080 City of Sanibel .......................................... 472-4135 Administrative Office ................................... 472-3700 Building Department ................................... 472-4555 Community Housing and Resources ...................... 472-1189 Planning Department ................................... 472-4136 Library Sanibel .............................................. 472-2483 Captiva .............................................. 472-2133 Post Office Sanibel .............................................. 472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) .................................. 800-275-8777 Captiva .............................................. 472-1674 Sanibel Community Association ........................... 472-2155 Senior Center ........................................... 472-5743ARTSArcade Theater .......................................... 332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers ................................. 275-3970 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) ............. 472-232946 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 P ets Of T he Week Im Freckles, a Jack Russell terrier, and youd never guess my age by my vim and vigor. I am 6 years old, have lots of energy and cant wait to play every day. Id make a great tailgate partner. Whatever activity you choose, Ill be your best buddy. My adoption fee is only $25. My name is Montana, Im a patch tabby with white chest and socks. Im a very beautiful cat with gorgeous green eyes and a great personality. I love to meet and greet people and I will even put my head right in your hand to make sure you know I want to be petted. Then I will show you all my toys. Of course, I have to share them with all of the other cats here at the shelter until I find my forever home. How about your home? My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services Fall Frenzy adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate 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. Montana ID# 571509 Freckles ID# 271813 photos by squaredogphoto.comE mail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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