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OCTO BER SUNR ISE /SUNSET: SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 rfn PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAI D FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Island R unners Get R eady FISH of Sanibel, Inc. announced that several island businesses and organizations are sponsoring running teams for the 5th annual 10K Race 4 FISH, scheduled to take place at The Community House on Saturday, October 19. Teams include Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill, The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market, Sanibel Air & Electric, Inc., Sanibel Fire & Rescue District, The Sanibel School and the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. continued on page 5 The Sanibel School teachers and students, from left, Patty Holston, Pam Yates, Liam Holston, Diane Cortese, Silvia Zavala and Brittany Camp Pink Out Sanibel And C aptiva by Jeff LysiakThe 2nd annual Lets Pink Out Sanibel & Captiva Islands will return on Sunday, October 20, when Radiology Regional Centers Mobile Mammogram motorcoach visits the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District Station #1, located at 2351 Palm Ridge Road on Sanibel, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by Mary Bondurant of Bondurant Realty Group at John R. Wood Island Real Estate, Kim Hoagland of SanibelIsland.com and CaptivaIsland.com and the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District, the state of the art medical vehicle staffed by members of Radiology Regional Center will be offering on site digital mammogram screenings. According to Lets Pink Out Sanibel & Captiva Islands organizers, the event which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. will include food, fun, dancing and celebrating life, along with: Boutique will be offering pink hair extensions, pink nails and makeovers throughout the event dancing entertainment, plus they will give away two complimentary dance lessons (one private and one group) away complimentary hydro-massage sessions free cookies and will sponsor one noninsured mammogram Events, Bondurant, Hoagland and the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District are also sponsoring non-insured mammograms During the event, donations for Friends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel both monetary and canned goods for the food bank will also be accepted. According to the Radiology Regional Center, one-third of breast cancer deaths each year could be prevented through early detection. Approximately one out of every eight women develops breast cancer during the course of her lifetime, and breast cancer ranks second as the cause of cancer deaths in American women, claiming more than 40,000 lives annually. The three keys to early detection, recommended by the American Cancer Society, include:continued on page 9Islanders Invited For A Day Of Family Fun At B aileyfestby Jeff LysiakBaileyfest, the annual gathering of islanders and visitors celebrating the community spirit of the islands, will return on Sunday, October 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at Baileys Shopping Center, located on the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. According to event organizers, singer Frank Torino will entertain the crowds with continued on page 6 Pony rides are a tradition at Baileyfest Due to the ongoing government shutdown, which has forced the closure of Darling Days, scheduled for October 20 through 26, may be forced to cancel this years event. As the Island Sun went to press, no decision regarding this years event had been made. An official announcement regarding Ding Darling Days will be made on Thursday, October 10 and will be announced on the Ding Darling Wildlife Societys website: www.dingdarlingsociety.org. For a complete Ding Darling Days schedule of events, see page 18. The Sanibel School Steel Drum Band will perform again this year
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 20132 Community House To Hold Remembering The USO Theme PartyThe Community House will continue its series of themed dance parties this season starting on Friday, November 8, with a salute to the USO shows of the 1940s. Music and dancing to evoke that period will include swing music for the jitterbugs and ballads for romantic slow dancing. Local DJ Randy Ray, who was a big hit at last seasons Wedding Party Dance last season, will spin the tunes, evoking the USO radio shows of the WW II era. Reinforcing the theme, Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe impersonators will put in an appearance to entertain the troops. For those who need to brush up on their dance steps from the period, there will be Swing into the Era dance lessons beginning at 6:30 p.m. as well as a demonstration dance during the party by Enchanted Ballroom professionals Susan Scott and David Flory. TheCommunity House is using this theme to help honor and thank the nations veterans from all conflicts past. Anyone who has any military photos or memorabilia is invited to drop them off prior to the dance to add to the decorations. Also, anyone who can still fit into their old uniform or party dress from the era should dust it off and wear it to the dance to help set the theme. Each of this years dance parties will feature and raise funds for a non-profit partner. For Remembering the USO, the event partner is the Lee Coast chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. Snacks and beverages for the evening will be light so eat before you arrive. Alcoholic beverages will be available by donation. Sponsors are Michael Kelly, Marge and Joe Meek, and Baileys General Store. Special thanks go to Art Cassell and Sandy Greco! To register in advance, call 472-2155. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door for members; $35 in advance and $40 at the door for guests! Gathering in front of The Community House to promote the Remembering The USO dance on November 8 are, back row from left, Beth Burns, John Boone, Marge Meek and Fred Bondurant; center row, Doug Quelch, Sandy Greco and Art Cassell; front row, Nicole McHale, Teresa Riska Hall, Susan Scott and Ryan Koehn photo by Jeff Lysiak CHR Seeking Sponsors For 2014 Mardi GrasThe 2nd annual Mardi Gras Party is set for Saturday, March 1, 2014. The inaugural event last February, organizers say, was a success beyond expectations, attracting a sellout crowd. Now, the board of Community Housing & Resources (CHR) is looking for island businesses and entrepreneurs who wish to have an important role in the upcoming event by providing financial support. Since 1983, in partnership with the City of Sanibel, CHR has provided lowcost housing for individuals and families who live and/or work on the island, plus senior citizens and the disabled. Our CHR Development Committee is intent on making the annual Mardi Gras Party the premier fundraising event focused on an island-based charity, commented board member Tim Garmager, who chairs the committee. Committee members are approaching local businesses and individuals with a variety of opportunities to support the cause, one that impacts all who enjoy the Sanibel lifestyle. CHR needs the help of all of us to continue providing affordable housing for island workers, said Melissa Rice, event chair and CHR board member/treasurer. Living in 88 CHR homes, located in 11 complexes throughout Sanibel, are the teachers, law enforcement officials, restaurant servers, bank tellers, artists, realtors and secretaries to name but a few who enrich our community and provide an available work force and essential services for island businesses and residents. The Mardi Gras Party will again be suitable for all ages, and will include a delicious Cajun dinner, with hot dogs for the children. Set at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Resort, with live music from the Blue Dirt Dixieland Jazz Band, childrens activities and a silent auction, it will be an affordable and fun event for the whole family. For information on becoming a sponsor, contact Kelly Collini at 472-1189 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on CHR, visit www.sanibelchr.org. The 2nd annual Mardi Gras Party will be held on March 1, 2014 at The Dunes Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com 9th Annual Island PawsHowl-O-Ween Bash HOWLING FOR HEARTWORM PREVENTION! For a $10 donation, 630 TARPON BAY ROAD, SANIBEL ISLAND
3 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Make A Difference At Captiva Post OfficeDuring the month of October, when you purchase five sheets of Breast Cancer Research Stamps at the Captiva Post Office, you will be entered into to a drawing to win a gift basket of items donated by various establishments on Captiva, Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach, with an estimated value of over $800. Breast Cancer Research Stamps are just like Forever Stamps. To purchase your stamps and enter the drawing, stop by the Captiva Post Office and ask for Jonelle Durazzo. For more information, call 472-1674. The winning entry will be drawn on Friday, November 1. American Legion Post 123 NewsThe 12th annual Ladies Auxiliary Oktoberfest is Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13 from 1 to 8 p.m. both days. Elaines German food will be served. The opening of stone crab season is Tuesday, October 15. Post 123 will host a fish and shrimp fry from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 20. The 8-Ball Pool League action begins on Monday, October 14 starting at 5 p.m. Texas Holdem 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 SanibelCaptiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Annual Beach Ball Fundraiser The Childrens Education Center of the Islands annual Beach Ball fundraiser will be held on November 9 at the Sundial Resort. Raffle tickets are on sale at $10 each. The winner will have the choice of three different trips: a golf trip for two to Orlando for four days and three nights at the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Club and Lodge, including daily golf or spa treatments (land only); a trip for two to Sonoma, California for four days and three nights at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spar with economy class airfare; or a cruise for two with Celebrity Cruises to the western Caribbean for four nights in a veranda stateroom. Tickets are for sale at Baileys General Store and Jerrys Market on the weekends or at the preschool or Bank of the Islands during the week. Katie Dunn and Dillon Barron, pre-schoolers, help promote the fundraiser 10 % Off All 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 Zinfandel with purchase of Margaritaville Tequila Gold or Silver Cavit Pinot Grigio Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Blanc Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 20134 Coastal Structures: Shore Protection Vs. Erosion Control?submitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsMany people talk about hard coastal structures as if they are all the same and are all equally harmful to beaches. This unfortunate misunderstanding originates from past indiscriminate use of structures in ways that often were harmful to beaches. Many of these structures were constructed 20-plus years ago, when we had little understanding of the interactions between the structures and coastal processes. Coastal structures actually fall into two distinct categories with very different missions: Shore protection structure and erosion control structures. Shore protection structures (such as seawalls and rock revetments) armor the coast to prevent the shoreline from retreating due to chronic erosion. While these structures may protect the upland immediately landward to them, they do not necessarily stop beach erosion. This erosion may continue as water gets deeper in front of the armored shoreline due to wave reflection (how waves bounce off the structure) and the scouring nature of the waves. A poorly designed revetment or seawall may simply transfer the erosion to an adjacent section of beach, necessitating extending the shoreline armoring further along the coast. A poorly designed structure may therefore prevent an eroding beach to recover, cause adjacent beach to erode, or both. Past experiences such as this is why many people believe structures are bad for beaches. Erosion control structures, however, are quite different from shore protection structures in both form and function. In order to understand the difference between the two, it is necessary to understand what causes erosion. Sand is moved along the shoreline primarily by waves. The amount of sand in motion is proportional to the size of the waves and the angle at which waves strike the shoreline. Wave size and angle are largely determined by weather, but are also affected by decreasing water depth as the wave approaches the shore. Since the near-shore water depth may be quite different from one place to another along the coast, the wave size and angle reaching the shoreline in front of a beachfront condominium, for example, may be quite different from the waves that reach the beach in front of another condominium a short distance down the beach. This difference in wave energy can result in a sand transport gradient. In simple terms, this can mean that one section of shoreline is losing more sand than it is getting (erosion) while a neighboring shoreline is getting more sand than it is losing (accretion). So, simply put, an erosion control structure is intended to changes the coastal conditions that are causing erosion with the intent of slowing or stopping it, while a shore protection structure is meant to be a hard line in the sand to repel incoming waves and keep the upland shore area intact while the near-shore area continues to erode. The best example of an erosion control structure is a breakwater, a structure placed offshore to interact with incoming waves in a way that modifies the size and angle of the wave that reaches the beach. If designed properly, the breakwater can change the sediment transport gradient and reduce or even eliminate erosion. Breakwaters are often constructed in a number of segments, with gaps between the segments. By adjusting the segment lengths and gap widths, a coastal engineer can tune the structure to allow a desired amount of wave energy and sediment to pass through the structure in order to achieve the desired effect on the shoreline. Erosion control structures have been successfully used to stabilize beaches and restore sea turtle nesting habitat along shorelines that had previously been adversely impacted by shore protection structures. This is important because, although beach nourishment is the best response to erosion, in many places where there is no sand for nourishment, erosion control structures are a better response than shoreline armoring. Erosion control structures should be viewed as another tool in the coastal management toolbox, that can target specific erosional problems such as hot spots to keep an otherwise healthy beach stable, or to help a newly renourished beach last longer by targeting site-specific issues. That is why some areas that banned hard coastal structure altogether are opening up the option of an engineered erosion control structure as part of an overall coastal management plan. For more information, go to www. asbpa.org, Facebook or www.twitter. com/asbpa. Democratic Womens Club MeetingFrancisco Fuentes, VP of Global Compliance and Risk Management for Chicos FAS, Inc., will address the Democratic Womens Club of Lee County at their next meeting on Saturday, October 12. Fuentes will speak on foreign garment factories and corporate social responsibility. Fuentes has been working for Chicos FAS, Inc. for seven years. He is responsible for the organizational alignment and managing the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. He visits the factories and suppliers around the world to facilitate communication and continuous improvement within CSR. Fuentes has more than 20 years of experience in multiple areas of risk management that include corporate social responsibility, safety, environmental and sustainability. He has a proven performance track record working for Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries including retail, healthcare, apparel, food and biomedical. He is experienced in numerous multicultural environments such as North America, Latin America, Europe, China and Southeast Asia. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Fort Myers, located at the northeast corner of College Parkway and Summerlin Road. An optional lunch will be served following the meeting at a cost of $18. Visitors may make reservations for lunch by contacting Pat Fish at fishpatricia@yahoo. com or by calling 466-8381. The Democratic Womens Club of Lee County is a member of the DWC of Florida. It works year-round to organize the Democratic voters of Lee County, Florida. The DWC of Lee County brings together in common purpose all Democratic Women of Lee County, although men are members as well. The DWC strives to stimulate interest in civic affairs, encourage good citizenship and educate the public on questions of public interest. The DWC encourages the active participation of Democratic voters, seeks to increase Democratic voter registration and supports qualified Democratic candidates for public office. www.SynergySportswear.com 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!
5 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 From page 1FISH 10K RunnersMore than 70 island businesses and organizations have signed on to sponsor this years race, beginning with the premier sponsor, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Money raised during the race helps fund all of the FISH services, including emergency financial assistance to their clients, food pantry, childrens backpack food program, non-emergency medical transport on and off the island, temporary loan of health equipment and daily hot meals program. The race will begin, at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, aimed at the runners, their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. The Timbers: From left, Mark Blust, Laura McGowan, Mike Hahn and Terry Earle Sanibel Air & Electric: From left, Nancy Bender (FISH 10K co-sponsorship chair), Sanibel Air & Electric team Jenny Sherman, Todd Hayes (co-owner), Joey Gill, Ed Ridlehoover and Pete Bender (FISH 10K race committee) Doc Fords: From left, Christine Sabater, Amanda Gardana, Cheyne Diaz, Kim McGonnell, Kris Zook, Jeff Kelley, Donna Butz, Sean Lamont and Wayne Kelly San Cap Trust Company: Top row from left, Kristy Lane, Lori Mobley, Al Hanser (Founder and CEO of San Cap Trust) and Craig Holston; Bottom row from left, Phyllis Gibson, Beth Weigel, Frances Steger and Richard Pyle Sanibel Fire & Rescue District: From left, Tim Barrett, Cliff Steele and Joe Nygaard Sanibel School students: Bottom from left, Anna Snow, Georgia Congress, Courtney Maw, J.J. Roberts, Jennifer Crown, Claire Minoui, Kristine Allen and Natalya Westlake. Top from left, Sam Arensman, Maxime Miville, Mark Sheme, Nicky Ashton and Connor Martin Ahoy mates! Sanibel Beach Resort invites you to a special Columbus Day Celebration Saturday, October 12 between 1 4 pm. Welcome Columbus as he lands on Sanibel Island using his new GPS coordinates. Live entertainment Select from Turtles full menu or enjoy Saturday BBQ Beach Buffet Cookout from 12-4 Adults $19.00, Children $12Columbus will reappear on Sunday, October 13 at 12:45 pm Natives and resort guests invited to pose with Columbus for photo opps at Turtles Beach & Pool Bar Available resort-wide throughout the weekend: Columbus Seafood Catches: Calamari, Grouper, Mussels Cocktail specials made with Columbus Spiced Rum: Caravel Nia, Caravel Pinta & Santa Maria
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 20136 From page 1Baileyfesthis renditions of classic songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones. Torino emcee of this years event has garnered several awards during his career, performing at night clubs, cabarets and resorts throughout the northeast and in Florida. In addition, entertainment will be provided by BIG ARTS Community Chorus, Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy, the Country Rhythm Cloggers, Siblings (Patrick and Kyle), Buckeye Ken, Jennifer Valiquette as well as The Sanibel School Steel Drum Band under the direction of Joe Angelo. Also, one of the time-honored traditions of the gathering, both the king and queen of Baileyfest will be officially crowned. Games, food and refreshments, local service organizations and plenty of other surprises are planned for this years event, which is free to attend and open to the public.For more information about Baileyfest, contact Baileys General Store at 472-1516. 1975-2019 periwinkle way ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Trouper the blind raccoon has made special appearances at community events like Baileyfest. He is pictured here with his caretaker Dot Lee and local author Kyle Miller. Food and drink stations will be set up around Baileys Center There are bounce houses and plenty of other attractions for the kids Hay bales provide a resting spot for visitors while watching the entertainment
7 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Donation Made From Nature Calendar Sales Jim Fowler, publisher of The Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar, announced a donation of $1,000 to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. This is the 25th annual donation from the publication to a conservation organization. Since first publishing the calendar in 1988, it has become a tradition each fall to donate a portion of the proceeds. The Conservancy was selected because of its extensive community involvement, public educational programs and successful environmental protection and preservation programs. Fowler said, Since preserving Rookery Bay in the 60s, this grass roots environmental organization has been one of the most effective in all of Florida. It continues to this day to lead the areas efforts to preserve, protect and restore the unique environment of Southwest Florida. With the completion of phase one of their renovations and listing on the Great Florida Birding Trail, they are one of the most exciting nature destinations in Florida. Last fall, $1,000 was donated to The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society. To date the publication has donated over $19,000 to conservation organizations in Florida. Present Gold Sponsors Congress Jewelers Coral Veterinary Clinic Sanibel Gear Warm Vanilla Sun Advanced Disposal Linda and Wayne Boyd The Burns Family Sealife by Congress Doug & Sherry Gentry LCEC Molnar Electric, Inc. Brian Murty, Realtor Red, White & Brew Rosier Insurance Sanibel Taxi Donna & John Schubert Suncoast BeveragesFriend Sponsors Sam Galloway Ford LincolnTHE 32ND ANNUAL Baileys General Store Barrier Island Title Services Dan Hahn Custom Builders Heidrick & Co., Insurance Nave Plumbing Lynn and Ed Ridlehoover She Sells Sea Shells Tween Waters Inn Sunday, November 10 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Event Sponsor ALL WAYS TRAVEL Where Will You Vacation Next? 239.472.3171 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.comSanibel Beauty Salon Check out our 75% off selected products sale! Sanibels First Beauty/Barber est. 1951 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: email@example.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak Five Receive Inland Navigator CertificatesFive members of the Sanibel Emergency Response Assistance Team or SERAT (pronounced sea rat) received their Inland Navigator Certificates as part of the On-the-Water program of the United States Power Squadron. The SERATs are members of the Sanibel Captiva Sail & Power Squadron. Their mission is to render volunteer assistance to local fire departments, law enforcement and other marine agencies in event of a water related emergency. They are trained for search and rescue, water patrols and securing areas of water. They are experienced boaters with knowledge of local waters. SERAT members receiving their Inland N avigator Certificates were Jim Strothers, Ronn Downey, Bill Helfers, Roger Heider and Bob Simpson. The five also qualified to become certifiers for the Inland N avigator Certification. A team of certifiers from the United States Power Squadron administered the testing and training. Past District Commander and Regional Certifier Jan Lane was assisted by Jeanne Williams and Ted and Peggy Reiss. New Restaurant Plan To Go To Commission by Anne MitchellA plan to expand Periwinkle Place Shopping Center to add a restaurant will be on the Sanibel Planning Commissions October 22 agenda. The plan involves a compilation of applications for improvements, city planner Roy Gibson told the planning commissioners on Tuesday. Also on the October 22 agenda will be a hearing for variances to the land development code to replace an existing dock at 6407 Pine Avenue thats located partially within the 15-foot minimum setback from the side property line. The application, by Michael and Joni Kluth, also includes a boat life to extend more than 20 percent across the width of the adjacent waterway. The hearing was to have been held on Tuesday, but was continued because the site had not been prepared for staff review or commissioners site visits, according to Gibson. Commissioners questioned why a meeting was scheduled at all, since this was the only public hearing on the agenda. City Attorney Ken Cuyler said that by the time that was evident, Tuesdays commission meeting had been advertised and could not be cancelled in the time frame allowed. Its not just our time, but the staff time, said Commissioner Chuck Ketteman. This is crazy, a complete waste of money. DC Trip Made Inroads On Water Issueby Anne MitchellSanibel Vice Mayor Doug Congress told the planning commission on Tuesday that he and Mayor Kevin Ruane made some major inroads during their trip to Washington, DC last week to seek solutions to the Lake Okeechobee water releases that are harming the local economy and ecology. He and Ruane were in DC at the invitation of Florida Congressmen Trey Radel and Patrick Murphy. He said that Sanibels officials were at a meeting attended by about 20 congressmen and also met privately with others. It was good to get national exposure, he added. Congress said theres a bill that has already been passed by the Senate water resources subcommittee that has a good chance of getting Congressional approval. But that means nothing. That is not money. It has to be appropriated. Several (people) we talked to are on the Appropriations Committee and that is going to be our target, he noted. Planning Commission Chairman Mike Valiquette applauded Ruane and Congress for their efforts, calling it a job well done and measurably successful. Valiquette, who used to chair a local advocacy group called PURRE (People United to Restore our Rivers and Estuaries), said Ruane has brought a common sense, educational approach to the endeavor. Ruane has been focusing not just the environment but the economy as a victim of the water releases. That is what it is all about, Valiquette added. Sanibel Bridge Inspection Reports A consultant to Lee County Department of Transportation (DOT) has concluded that the Sanibel Causeway beams overall are in good condition and there are no structural concerns with the bridges. The Lee County Department of Transportation received the second stage inspection reports prepared by consultant TY Lin International for the Sanibel bridges. These inspections were a followup to an initial inspection done by TY continued on page 9 SERAT member Ronn Downey during Inland Navigator testingISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 20138
9 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 From page 8Bridge Inspection ReportsLin in January 2013. The purpose of the follow up inspections was to document the extent of, and any changes to, small cracks found in some of the concrete beams under the bridge decks. The inspection reports show that there was an increase in some crack quantities and lengths but the beams overall are in good condition and there are no structural concerns with the bridges. TY Lin has recommended some repairs to the bridges to seal the cracking and try and to prevent it from continuing. Lee County will move forward with the recommended repairs and will continue to monitor the cracks with an additional inspection expected in February 2014. From page 1Pink Out Sanibel (women 20 years and older) physician: Every three years (women 20 to 40 years old) Every year (women 40 years and older) age 40, unless clinically indicated sooner mammogram may call 936-2316 to set up an appointment. They may also call Mary Bondurant at 839-3633 for addiSanibels Facebook page. Celebrate PIN K S undaySanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will celebrate Those attending worship services at 7:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. are encouraged to wear pink in recognition of Breast educational materials as well as home baked pink treats. Sign ups will be open for the Making For more information, call 472-0497 or visit the website at www.sanibelucc. org. Sanibel Congregational Church is at Carol Gross and Judy Palaia at PINK Sunday 2010 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 BOAT RENTALS 472-5800 Top Ten Books On The Island1. Deceived 2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 3. Bat 4. Lighthouse Point 5. Living Sanibel by Charles Sobczak 6. Kite Runner 7. Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan 8. Loving Frank 9. Born to Run by Chris McDougall 10. Sanibel Flats Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop.
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 201310 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH:en 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel For more information call 239-472-5317 or email ADSilby@yahoo.com. CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 10, 2013 thru April 27, 2014 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes; 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir. Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Serivce, 10 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 9:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Coomunion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Holy Days call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way 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 informa tion call: 472-2173 or www.saintmichaelssanibel.org UNIT ARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a mem bers home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. LOGOS Balloon Night At SCCAfter playing team games, singing like whales, learning in a small group, eating sloppy joes and chocolate chip cookies, Anna Anderson-Kilgore took her turn in the balloon-on-a-spoon relay during LOGOS Balloon Night at Sanibel Community Church. At the end of the evening, all the LOGOS kids gathered under a huge balloon drop. All families with children ages 3 years old through fifth grade are welcome to join the LOGOS Family Program each Wednesday. For more information, call Kathy Cramer at 472-2684. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market) on Sanibel. Anna Anderson-Kilgore Ric Jaeggi In Concert Organist Ric Jaeggi will perform in concert at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Fort Myers on Sunday, October 20. The musical pulpit exchange begins at 2 p.m. Jaeggi will be seated at the console of the Rodgers organ and interrupt his humor with an occasional organ piece.Music will include two French toccatas, two Bach chorales, an adagio, a reverie, a set of variation on a familiar hymn, a trumpet tune for a queen, and a short tribute to opera. The composers represent Italy, Germany, France, Great Brittian and, of course, the United States. Also included will be a gift of repartee as only Ric would share. Come and bring friends for an hour or less of music, words and respite from the world. St. Columbkille Catholic Church is located at 12171 Iona Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 489-3973. Ric Jaeggi WOOSTER TV SERVING SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA FOR OVER 35 YEARsS Television Sales and Service Competitive Pricing Free Delivery Fast, Friendly Service2422 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel FL email@example.com www.woostertv.com Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 13 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Summer Hours : Monday thru Saturday 10am to 4pmwww.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 You are Invited to the opening of theNew Sanibel Church, SBCOctober 6th and each Sunday thereaerin theSandpiper RoomofThe Sundial Beach Resort Hotel 9:00 a.m. Bible Fellowship 10:00 a.m. WorshipOur Mission: To glorify our Father in heaven.For information call the church at 239-671-5502 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
11 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Friends Memorialize Fry At The Jacarandaby Jeff LysiakHer friends dubbed her Queen of Sanibel and said that she never met a stranger. Thats because once you met Helen Fry, she considered you a friend and that feeling was mutual. On October 2, several of her closest acquaintances gathered at Frys favorite local watering hole The Jacaranda to remember their dearly departed pal, who passed away on May 27 at the age of 86. During the informal get-together, Frys friends shared some of their favorite photos and stories about the fashionable, hat and headbandwearing islander a longtime icon at Periwinkle Parks annual Mardi Gras Parade while unveiling a barstool which now bears a special Miss Helen plaque. I used to tell her that she was the mom I wished I had, said Cathy Lanier, one of Frys closest friends over the years. One time, I had a friend come visit me from Alabama, and I said Lets go over and see Miss Helen. Well, we went over to her house and she had this tree in her front yard that was filled with these colorful wooden fish. My friend mustve taken a hundred pictures of it. But that was Miss Helen she was eccentric and she was eclectic. The barstool at The Jac Bar, which Fry used to frequent because its the closest to Periwinkle Park, Lanier noted, reads: Miss Helen Queen Of Sanibel. Skimming through several pictures, her friends also noted Frys keen sense of fashion. Her hats would always match her outfits, added Marie Moore. And while Fry may be gone, her friends will continue to gather at The Jacaranda, making even strangers feel like a welcome acquaintance and reminiscing about their beloved Queen of Sanibel. Surrounding the bar stool at The Jacaranda dedicated to Helen Fry are, from left, Marie Moore, Donna Edwards, Brian Scubhan and Cathy Lanier photos by Jeff Lysiak Plaque dedicated to Miss Helen at The Jac Bar Helen Fry Lions Donate To Little LeagueThis year, the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club donated $3,000 to the Sanibel-Captiva Babe Ruth Little League. The money will help with scholarships, uniforms and equipment. There are 150 young people who participate in the baseball and softball leagues. In 2013, the Sanibel-Captiva League won the prestigious Tarpon Bay Cup in a duel of the islands. In addition to international, state and local causes, the Lions are a major sponsor of activities supporting the island youth. The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club meetings are usually held the first and third Wednesday of each month. Men and women, seasonal and full-time residents, are welcome to join the club. With 1.3 million members, the Lions Club is the largest service organization in the world. For more information, visit www.sanibelcaptivalions.org. Lions Frank Ciccone and Debi Almeida MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort Myers With Michael Dressler 6 Tue. Evenings beginning November 5th 7:00 8:30pm Refreshments served $195.00 per person Partners not required Space is limited Argentine Tango Workshop 2496 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 Please call (239) 579-0468 to register BALLROOM BALLROOM BALLROOM
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 201312 Blessing Of The Animalssubmitted by Ted TysonIt was a beautiful Sanibel morning on October 5 as happy animals and their owners and caregivers joined The Rev. Dr. Ellen M. Sloan, rector of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in the tradition of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, blessing all the animals and people present. Attending this years ceremony were 25 dogs and one cat, all well behaved and enjoying both the blessings and the treats. Unfortunately, missing the blessings this year in person were the representatives of the Dominions of Birds, The Kingdom of Turtles and the Flotillas of Fish, who in years past were notable attendees. As Rev. Sloan and those assembled prayed for those around us, family, friends and the stranger weve not yet met, and for our creature companions who offer us comfort, ask for little more than our love and care, and who give us great joy, bicyclists and joggers on Periwinkle Way waved greetings and stopped momentarily to commune with all. It was quite apparent that the participants, both human and animal, from Fort Myers as well as Sanibel, all had a wonderful and moving time taking part in the longestablished tradition at Saint Michaels. A vow was made to meet again for the blessing next year. Twenty five dogs and one cat were blessed Residents and visitors had a chance to mingle during the ceremony The ceremony caught the attention of passing bicyclists and joggers The Rev. Dr. Ellen M. Sloan recites a prayer Two dogs waiting their turn Pet owners from Sanibel, Fort Myers and other areas attended the ceremony 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 SanibelTaxi.com Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service
13 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 rf rntbt rfntbt nr bb r b t rrfn b bb rf 2013-10-10_SAN.indd 1 10/4/13 8:22 AM Sponsors Step Up For Noahs Benefit Concert Much like Baileys General Store is a staple in the island community, the family who has owned and operated it for three generations makes giving back to the community a staple of their business. Richard and Mead Johnson of Baileys General Store, long-time supporters of the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, are joining the growing number of local supporters of Noahs Concert for the Kids as Virtuoso sponsors at the $1,000 level. These third generation Bailey family members maintain Baileys original mission of committing to being a good community member. Beyond extending financial support, Richard will be emcee for the evening, lending his voice and wit to the stage. Local 12-year-old Noah Waddell will take the stage for an evening of music on Saturday, November 2 at BIG ARTS to benefit the capital campaign for the Golisano Childrens Hospital to help build a new facility at the HealthPark campus. Huff Insurance also joins Baileys General Store in supporting Noahs Concert for the Kids. Jason and Sherry Huff of Huff Insurance are Virtuoso supporters at the $1,000 level. Long-time supporters of Sanibel-Captiva Cares and the Golisano Childrens Hospital, the Huffs recognize the importance of a first class facility for children in Southwest Florida. Along the length of the long Gulf Coast, a childrens hospital did not exist between Tampa and Miami until 1994. Today, the hospital serves the children of Southwest Florida with 98 beds inside the main HealthPark hospital building. Additionally, it holds the regions only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, serving the needs of the tiniest lives in Southwest Florida. The capital campaign currently takes on the task of building childrens hospital staff and doctors their own facility on the HealthPark campus. Eli Mahshie, Chris DeCosta and Jason Holtz of Holtz Mahshie DeCosta, Attorneys at Law, have joined as Concerto sponsors of Noahs Concert for the Kids. Their support means that the children of Southwest Florida are one step closer to a brand new facility for the Golisano Childrens Hospital at HealthPark. The hospital is committed to providing local families the best technology and facilities to meet the needs of children. It means that local families have no need to leave home to receive the very best health care for their children. More than simply increasing the number of children it can serve, the new facility will bring hope, healing and inspiration to families. Its capital campaign brings together parents, staff and philanthropists from all over Southwest Florida. Noahs Concert for the Kids, presented by John R. Wood Island Real Estate, will raise funds for a long-standing charity from Sanibel and Captiva. The islands own Sanibel-Captiva Cares has been supporting the efforts of the Golisano Childrens Hospital for more than a dozen years. The goal of raising $10 million for the capital campaign will be funded in part by the concert performed by Noah Waddell, who regularly volunteers his talent at Lee Memorial hospitals, playing piano in the Arts in Healthcare Program. Listen to Noahs message at www.NoahsConcert.com and join the list of sponsors. For sponsorship and event information, contact Joe Mondelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 292-7083. Joe and Linda Mondelli with Richard and Mead Johnson of Baileys General Store Joe and Linda Mondelli with Jason Huff of Huff Insurance Elias Mahshie, Christopher DeCosta and Jason Holtz with Jay Richter of John R. Wood Island Real Estate, Inc.
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 201314 Refuge Will Offer Wildlife Drive Free-Access Days During Ding DaysTo celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week, JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island has opened admission to the newly improved Wildlife Drive for free to all traffic on two days during Octobers Ding Darling Days, and to only biking and hiking traffic on Friday, October 25. (The drive usually closes to all traffic on Fridays.) On Sunday, October 20, the drive is open for free to all during Ding Days kickoff Family Fun Day. In addition, Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE), the refuges recreation concession, is offering free narrated 60-minute tram tours of the drive on a first-come basis to those who sign up that day. If youve ever dreamed of exploring Wildlife Drive without the usual people and traffic that its birds and other sights attract, mark Fridays Trails Day on your calendar. Besides hikers and bikers, special tram tours are allowed in that day. Pedestrians and cyclists are admitted free of charge. Tram passengers receive a 25 percent discount that day and all week long, October 21 to 26: $9.75 for adults, $6 for children for the 90-minute narrated tour. Reservations are recommended at 4728900. Admission to Wildlife Drive is free for vehicular as well as bike and foot traffic the following day, Saturday, October 26 Conservation Art Day. Arrive early to sign up for the free two-hour Photography Tram Tour that departs at 3 p.m. Wildlife Drive is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during Ding Darling Days. Friday, it is closed to all private motorized traffic. For Tarpon Bay Tram Tour schedules throughout the week, call 472-8900 or visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com. For a full Ding Darling Days schedule, visit www. dingdarlingdays.com or call 472-1100. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) sponsors Ding Darling Days with support from TBE, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and other private and business partners. The following businesses and individuals support the 24th annual Ding Darling Days: ROSEATE SPOONBILL: Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille. GREAT BLUE HERON: Arthur Printing, Baileys General Store, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Jim and Patty Sprankle, West Wind Inn. REDDISH EGRET: Mike and Terry Baldwin, Big Red Q Quickprint, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Casa Ybel Resort, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Rotary Club of SanibelCaptiva, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club, Tween Waters Inn. SNOWY EGRET: Art and Susan Cassell, Barefoot Charleys Painting Co., Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP), Congress Jewelers, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Florida Weekly, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Good Wheels, Grounds by Greenways, Island Events, Island Therapy Center, Mast Family Culligan, Nave Plumbing, Over Easy Caf, Panther Printing, Sanibel Art & Frame, Wendy and George Schnapp, She Sells Sea Shells, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon, Suncatchers Dream. Bike, hike or tram the refuge on Friday, October 25 and have Wildlife Drive virtually all to yourself 18th Season Of Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruises BeginsSCCFs guided monthly cruises on the Caloosahatchee return for the 18th year in November. The boat tour explores the meanders of the historic upriver Caloosahatchee as we follow the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The 2.5-hour adventure begins by locking through the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, passengers enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Natural Resource Policy Director. Their vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart 1 at p.m. from the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Cruise dates are Sunday, November 3; Friday, November 29 (the day after Thanksgiving); Sunday, December 8; Sunday, January 26; Sunday, February 9; Sunday, March 9; Sunday, April 13; and Mothers Day, Sunday, May 11. Private group cruises can be scheduled by appointment. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. and return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, with payment due at time of reservation. Call SCCF at 472-2329. Space is limited. Aerial image of the Devils Elbow 239-288-5318 Open 8am 9pm 6 Days a Week! Sunday 8am 8pmWe Carry Large MachinesHappy WifeCoin Laundromat 15660 San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33908
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ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 201316 Antarctic Research Program Opens Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club Seasonby Joyce MatthysThe Sanibel-Captiva Shell Clubs first meeting of the 2013-14 season will be held on Sunday, October 20 in the downstairs Education Room of the BaileyMatthews Shell Museum. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The guest speaker is Heather Broadbent, PhD, a recent recipient of the SanibelCaptiva Shell Club/Mary and Al Bridell Memorial Fellowship. She is a postdoctoral scholar at the College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Broadbent travels to the Antarctic during our winter season to do an ecological study based on krill, fish, penguins, killer whales and ocean parameters. Her presentation will focus on her research and is titled Food web interactions between top marine predators and their prey in Antarcticas Ross Sea. The officers for the new season are Joyce Matthys, president; Dick Willis, vice president; Karen Turner, secretary; and Linda Edinburg, treasurer. The board members-atLarge are Irene Longley, Kathy Price and Jim Scatterday. Preparations are well underway for the upcoming 77th annual Shell Show that will be held in conjunction with the Sanibel Shell Festival on March 6, 7 and 8. The theme for this years show is Treasures of Sanibel. Both the Scientific and the Artistic Divisions of the Shell Show will feature theme classes that will focus on the shells that can be found on Sanibel and Captiva. Anne Joffe and Joyce Matthys are the Co-Chairs for the upcoming Shell Show. Tom Risher is in charge of the Scientific Division and Mary Burton is in charge of the Artistic Division. Information about exhibiting at the Shell Show can be found on the clubs newlyredesigned website. The website also includes general and membership information about the club, the meeting dates and speakers for the 2013-14 season, pictures and award winners listing from the 2013 Shell Show, advice on planning exhibit entries and what the judges look for, access to shell identification websites, access to other shell clubs websites across the United States, access to tide charts, and past issues of the clubs newsletter, The Junonia. The website can be accessed at www.sanibelcaptivashellclub.com. Heather Broadbent is seen with the McMurdo Station, a United States Antarctic research station, in the background SCCF Biologist Hosts Tank TalkOn Tuesday, October 15 at 10 a.m., visit the SCCF Nature Center and learn about the live turtles, snakes and other critters SCCF works so hard to protect through research and habitat protection. The cost to attend the program is $5 per adult, with children and SCCF members admitted free. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 San-Cap Road. Call 472-2329 for more information. Diamondback terrapin hatching from its egg 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: 10/25/13 SUN13 Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out Every Thursday Karaoke Ladies Night-SaturdaysFree Jukebox9pm-11pm 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 SeatingLIVE ENTERTAINMENTFriday, October 11th Marty Stokes & The Captiva Blues Band Friday, October 18th Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield Get Ready for Some Football Game Headquarters Get Ready for Some Football Game Headquarters
17 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Red-Bellied Woodpeckersby Patricia MolloyHave you ever heard a woodpecker tapping loudly on a neighbors metal roof and thought to yourself, Has that poor bird gone mad? If it is a redbellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus), it has simply discovered that the sound from a steel drum amplifies farther than that of a wooden one. The male red-bellied will drum loudly on aluminum roofs, metal gutters, utility poles and even cars to attract a mate, as these woodpeckers are drawn to resonating noises. Courtship begins with the female hammering along with her partner followed by the pair tapping their beaks together. They will remain monogamous throughout a nesting season. A male may continue drumming to define and defend its territory. Several weeks ago, three tiny redbellied woodpeckers were admitted to CROW as orphans. While two were in good health, albeit a bit thin, one had deformities in both feet. It has been snowshoed to see if we can correct that, said Kristen Dub, DVM intern. A snowshoe is an orthopedic splint used to correct a deformity in a patients foot. They call it a snowshoe because it is shaped like one, explained Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director. In order to survive in the wild, avians must have full mobility in their feet, as they are used for perching. Due to the young age of the woodpecker (patient #2594), the prognosis to correct the malformation is favorable. Students and volunteers feed the three orphaned red-bellied woodpeckers every two hours to ensure that their muscle structure has developed adequately. Once old enough, Dr. Heather will relocate them to a small flight cage on CROWs campus where they will beginning flying through a combination of practice and instinct. As soon as the three woodpeckers have honed their skills as aviators, they will be released to embark on new careers as woodland drummers. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. These healthy juvenile red-bellied woodpeckers have not yet developed their distinctive coloration. An adult male has red on its crown and the nape of its neck while an adult female only has red on the nape and above its bill. S D Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 201318 Ding Darling Days ReturnsThis years 24th annual Ding Darling Days kicks off at the famous birding refuge on Sunday, October 20, with Family Fun Day, featuring free activities such as narrated refuge tours, live wildlife presentations, beginner archery clinics, hot dogs, kids nature crafts, a touch tank, a butterfly house and more. Back for a second year, Ibex Puppetry out of Orlando, will perform featuring lifesized endangered animal and other wildlife puppets. New this year: archery skills clinics and recycling T-shirts into shopping bags. The Duck Stamp Artists presentation headlines Saturdays Conservation Art Day on October 26, which also includes a photography tram tour and nature art activities with free art supplies. Throughout the week, festival-goers can join free biking and birding tours; take advantage of discounted tram, kayaking, and nature boat excursions; and sit in on free lectures at the refuge and nature deck talks at Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE), the refuges official recreation concession (www.tarponbayexplorers.com). Below is a schedule of highlights for the week. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge sponsors Ding Darling Days with support from TBE, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other private and business partners. To become a friend of the refuge, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. For a full Ding Darling Days schedule, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com or call 4721100. Sunday, October 20 Family Fun Day from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. All free events at Ding Darling Education Center Continuous and free throughout the day Monday, October 21 to Saturday, October 26 sions Monday, October 21 Coastal Birds Day Tuesday, October 22 Beach Day Wednesday, October 23 Viva 500 Calusa Day Thursday, October 24 Discover Paddleboarding Day Friday, October 25 Trails Day continued on page 30 Since 1976 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... The 24th annual Ding Darling Days kicks off with Sunday Family Fun Day on October 20 and culminates with Conservation Art Day on October 26 A free Family Fun Day, puppet parade and Conservation Art Day are some of the highlights of this years Ding Darling Days
19 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Gator Tales Program At SCCFThe next Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Gator Tales program will be held Wednesday, October 16 at 10 a.m. The cost is $5 for adults; SCCF members and children are free. Whether you are for them or against them, sharing neighborhood lakes with alligators requires a personal commitment from island residents connecting them directly to Sanibels founding principles. Coexisting with alligators is much like coexisting with bears. The main thing is to make sure no one is feeding them so they do not lose their fear of humans. The fatal alligator attack in 2004 was an alligator reportedly fed by humans, which occurred behind a home rented out on a monthly basis. Communicating with old, new and short-term neighbors about gators can go a long way towards keeping humans safe and gators from being killed in island neighborhoods. Learning the dos and donts of alligator etiquette is taught best by neighbors who know that you also dont walk dogs or let children play next to fresh water lakes anywhere or anytime in Florida. Having an alligator removed prior to the arrival of the grandkids does not make it safe to play by lakes edge. In Florida, children are taught not to play in the street or next to lakes. Just because a gator basks at the edge of your lake does not mean it is lying in wait for you; it is probably just warming up in the sun. If you dont want gators to bask on your lake edge, you can shade them away with plants, which is more humane than having the gator killed. Another will just come along to take its place anyway. If you mow your grass to waters edge and it is sunny, you have invited gators to bask there. So what good are those gators anyway? Alligators eat raccoons that eat birds, sea turtles and gopher tortoise eggs. Alligators also eat the invasive, non-native green iquanas and egg-eating, tree-climbing nile monitor monitor lizards. Alligator house calls are now available SCCF. Call Dee at 472-2329 to help talk to neighbors, plant lake edges or speak to homeowner groups. SCCF is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Alligator basking on a bank Turtle Tracks Offered At SCCFOn Thursday, October 17 and Thursday, October 31 at 10 a.m., learn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on island beaches and what the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is doing to protect them. The program is free to SCCF members and children, and $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more information. Baby sea turtles hatching from their nest We Proudly Brew Tropial Outdoor Patio Seating Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our NEW Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant FREE BEER/HAPPY HOUR DAILY LIVE Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Snacks In-between Snacks In-between Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Always Fresh ...Always Fun!
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 201320 Government Shutdown Closes Ding Darlingby Capt. Matt MitchellThe first white pelicans just starting to arrive and thousands of crab pots being put out gulf-side for the October 15 opening of stone crab season are the subtle signs on the water that fall is close at hand. One big drawback that hits close to home during this crazy government shutdown is the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is closed. Not only is Wildlife Drive and the visitor center closed, pretty much the whole bayside of Sanibel from Tarpon Bay to Blind Pass, being inside the refuge boundaries, is shut down to anglers, too. However, cooler mornings and a live well full of shiners made for some quality days fishing this week. Being able to pull up on a favorite shoreline and pitch a few scoops of stunned shiners up around the mangroves quickly let you know if it was holding any hungry fish. As snook, redfish and trout explode on the freebees, it was a sure sign you had picked the right spot to fish. It seems just about anywhere you fish right now, there are jacks. In places, these jacks are so thick you have to leave if you want to catch anything else. An unusual thing I saw while working one of my favorite shorelines around St. James City in the southern end of Matlacha Pass this week were alligator gar close to four feet long and a roughly 10-foot alligator that swam between the boat and the shoreline while we were catching redfish. Even though I run into gators once in a while, I dont ever remember seeing one in the mouth of the river in such a high boat traffic area. This big gator was within a half mile of the busy intracoastal waterway and Picnic Island. Other happenings on the sound this week are the huge amounts of mullet that have already began to school as they get ready to spawn. Look for redfish and big trout following and mixed in with these mullet schools out on the open flats. Some crazy redfish action has been in and around these mullet. When targeting redfish around the mullet schools, I go with a float rig and a live pinfish. Dont be surprised to find big bull sharks feeding in shallow water on these mullet schools, too. While out on the flats, keep your eyes open for pompano. Several times this week while out riding on the edges of shallow flats, I would skip large schools of pompano. Once you locate the fish by skipping them, shut down and throw either Silly Willy jigs or shrimp-tipped small bucktail jigs. These are some of the larger schools of pompano that I have seen in years. Out along the beaches, Spanish mackerel are showing up in good numbers as the fall bait migration gets into full swing. Jigs, spoons, small plugs, flies and live bait will all catch as many mackerel as you want. Look for feeding birds and get in on this fast-paced, easy angling action. Once you find the mackerel, the sharks will be there, too. Hook up a chunk of cut bait rigged on a circle hook with a short piece of wire leader and hook into one of these much larger predators. A little further out from the beaches, the first Bonita are starting to show up, too. This National Geographic-style food chain action will only get better as the water cools.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email email@example.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. The opening of stone crab season on October 15 means tripletail like these will be hanging out on the crab buoys 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 1Call for departure time CAPTIVACRUISES H T H E I S L A N D S H THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Island
21 ISLAND SS UN OCT oO BER 11, 2013 Birds Eye ViewGulf Pines EE aglesby Mark BB ird WestallIt looks like this year we are going to have a successful relocation of the eagle pair at Gulf Pines/ Gulf Shores from last years poorly built natural nest over to the artificial platform that was put up for them two years ago. The pair was successful in raising two young in the natural nest last year, but I watched the nest anxiously all season because the dead snag it was built in was not very suitable for carrying the weight of an eagle nest. Luckily, when the two young fledged last spring, they very quickly discovered that the secure and stable artificial platform had more room for the two youngsters to hop around on and soon after that I saw both parents delivering food for the young at the man-made nest. I was thinking to myself, I wonder if the adults have the mental capacity to see that the artificial platform is where they should nest next nesting season? Well, at the end of August, I saw both birds at the artificial platform for the first time this nesting season, and now they are in full swing at building a good nest there; lots of big sticks being added, along with soft nesting material every day. I found it interesting that during the month of September, the male (?) would generally leave their roost tree at daybreak and fly over to last years natural nest, soon to be followed by the female (?). But then, within a few minutes, the female would leave the natural nest and go over and land on the artificial platform, followed shortly after by the male. That fits right in with typical nest site selection; the male chooses and defends a territory, but the female gets the final say on whether she likes his choice or not. Sounds familiar, right guys? Im sure the coconut telegraph will get the word out about the nest building going on, and soon there will be lots of folks watching the new activity. Which brings me to a concern that was brought to my attention last year: crowds at the entrance to the Gulf Pines and Gulf Shores subdivisions. Last March, SCCF had me present a lecture about Sanibels eagles that featured an update about the pair at Gulf Pines/Gulf Shores. During my discussion about why we put the platform where we did, someone from the audience raised the concern that wouldnt it have been better for the nesting eagles if the platform had been put up out of site from any road where disturbances accidentally caused by curious onlooker crowds might suppress any nesting attempts. This person went on to say that when the pair nested behind the clinic at the Legion Curve, there was much less human activity around the nest and, therefore, better for the birds; they also mentioned that they could still watch the nesting eagles from a safe distance inside their home in Gulf Pines. I must admit I was at a loss for words for a few seconds (which is quite a feat, since I am rarely at a loss for words). My confusion was triggered because one of my first rules of thumb to follow whenever trying to figure out how to work with wildlife is, Listen to the earth. If you pay close attention to what the wildlife you are working with is telling you (in this case, the eagles), you are much more likely to be successful in your endeavors. Most large raptors, such as eagles and ospreys, which use the same nest site year after year, are generally very site tenacious. This eagle pair had demonstrated for many years their tolerance of human observers along the entrance road with no sign of negative disturbance. As long as people stayed on the road, that was acceptable. Yes, it is true that eagles can be chased away from nesting ter ritories by intruding humans. But each pair is different and any management of an eagle pair needs to address the pairs particular tolerance levels. After the lecture, I was driving home when it struck me what, perhaps, was really going on with the supposed concern for the eagles. When folks want to see eagles on the island, the Gulf Pines/ Gulf Shores pair is one of the easiest to see. And sometimes I have noticed little traffic jams created along the entrance road caused by inconsiderate onlookers continued on page 22 The Bait Box PresentsTHE ESPERANZA WOODRING MEMORIALCASTNETRODEO20th Annual Saturday, November 9, 2013 239-472-1618 REFRESHMENTSAVAILABLE NOALCOHOLPERMITTEDA FUN FAMILY EVENT!! GREAT RAFFLE ITEMS!!!Esperanza Lorraine Woodring, Woodring Point, Circa 1952 YOUTH COMPETITION NO REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 8:30 a.m. Free Lessons and 9:30 a.m. All Proceeds to Benefit the Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of START Solutions ToAvoid Red Tide a not-forprofit organization that funds efforts to improved the quality of our marine waters through research, public education, and programs that restore marine habitats, preserve marine species and promote healthy beaches and waterways
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 201322 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, with photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital cared for 3,583 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 61 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and six percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display patients to the public, so this presentation offers the next best thing: numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show is on Friday, October 11 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. Because visitors cannot see animals in person, admission to the presentation also includes access to the hospitals Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby otter photos courtesy of CROW Baby raccoon Young screech owl Gopher tortoise From page 21Gulf Pines Eagleswho stop their cars in the middle of the road and dont think about the residents who need to get by. Remember, I have said many times that more people than would like to admit it may claim that they were attracted to Sanibel because of its respect for wild animals and resources, but deep down inside were really attracted to Sanibel because we have fewer people on the island. I think the eagles could care less that people are staring at them from the entrance road to Gulf Pines/Gulf Shores. The real problem of the people stopping on the road is that they bother the people who want (and have the right) to go to their homes. So if you do go to check out the progress of the nesting eagles in Gulf Pines/ Gulf Shores, just show a little respect for the human residents of those subdivisions as well dont block the road. They have the right to go in peace as much as the eagles do. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information. 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 Great Locations! IN THE BAILEYS CENTER OPEN EVERYDAY 11am 9pm INDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING FREE TASTER CONES
23 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 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 SCCF T o Host Mangrove C leanup E ventsSCCF received a call from Tween Waters Inn recently reporting a sea turtle hatchling found that was wrapped in fishing line. During a stakeout trip before cleaning Roosevelt Channel of monofilament and marine debris, Dave Jensen had to rescue a live bird caught in fishing line in Blind Pass. On a family chartered fishing trip last year, they spent as much time capturing pelicans and removing hook and line as they did fishing. If these stories disturb you, make yourself feel better by joining SCCF to clean local mangroves by calling Dee at 472-2329. Advanced reservations are required. canoe on Thursday, October 17 at 11 a.m. cleanup will be held on Tuesday, October 22 at 10 a.m. A mericas B oating C ourse Offeredsubmitted by C dr. Mary S melterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power 26 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 HP. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on Saturday, November 2, also from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free member ship in a United States Power Squadron. The cost of the course is $45, with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call the office at 466-4040. Volunteer at SCCFs Monofilament Madness event in 2012 Last years cleanup event held at Dixie Beach
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 201324 Plant SmartThree Vines Will Cover Itby Gerri ReavesThis time of year, wild vines are at peak visibility, climbing rapidly, dripping from the ends of other plants, and sometimes engulfing other species. Know these three common vines so you can recognize a blessing or a curse when it pops up in the yard. Then, evaluate its purpose and place before eradicating it or letting it be. Its hard to beat native Virginia creeper ( Parthenocissus quinquefolia) for hardiness, adaptability, low maintenance and some would say beauty. A member of the grape family, it is sometimes confused with poison ivy. Its also called five-leaved ivy as well as woodbine. Virginia creepers leaves almost always have five points and are toothed and pointed. Poison ivys have only three points and are oval and often shiny. Creepers fruit is purple-black; poison ivys white. Like many vines, Virginia creeper will take over opportunistically, but its handy for covering a trellis or fence or as a groundcover. Cut it back to confine it to one area of the landscape. Drought and salt tolerant, it will grow in full sun or shade. Bunches of berries ripen to a deep purple-black late in the year provide food for wildlife. In the winter, the leaves turn vivid red and drop, only to be soon replaced by new reddish growth. Like Virginia creeper, the native muscadine or southern fox grape (Vitis rotundifolia) wont usually be found in plant nurseries, so successfully do they self-sow and so easily are they propagated with seeds or cuttings. The leaves are coarsely serrated, the flowers greenish white or white and fivepetaled. The clusters of nearly black grapes are an important food source for a wide variety of birds and wildlife and a delicious one for people who like to eat them warm from the vine or use them to make wine or jelly. This grapevine is also the larval host plant for nessus sphinx and mournful sphinx moths. The bland name air potatos ( Dioscorea bulbifera) name doesnt hint at the threat this species poses to Florida. The photo of the native pine tree smothered in air potato illustrates why its compared to the dastardly kudzu. Also called the air yam, it is one of the most invasive and ecologically damaging plants in South Florida. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) recommends that air potato be removed continued on page 25 This pine tree in Lakes Park is covered in the highly invasive air potato vine Floridas native wild muscadine grapes are a food source for wildlife and people Native Virginia creeper is a wildlife-friendly vine with berries that ripen to purple-black photos by Gerri Reaves If you see one of these tubers on your property, get expert advice on eradicating the vine Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining with Live Entertainment Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Gift Cards Available Call 239472 -4559 TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events Come TASTE Our Menu Come TASTE Our Menu Come TASTE Our Menu All Entrees All Entrees All Entrees & Select Wines & Select Wines & Select Wines from 5 pm to 6 pm through the month of October from 5 pm to 6 pm through the month of October from 5 pm to 6 pm through the month of October not valid with any other offer not valid with any other offer not valid with any other offer 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 8PM UNTI L... IslandSun_MAY06 5/17/06 1:35 PM Page 1 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music
25 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 B unche B each L ow T ide E xplorationJoin a naturalist guide as you leisurely explore the mud flats to see what mysteries the low tide uncovers while enjoying a beautiful Florida sunset. Bunche Beach is a wonderful place to explore and learn about the amazing variety of shore birds, shells and possibly spot a manatee or dolphin playing along the shore. Bring a camera, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. The next nature walk will be held on Thursday October 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, November 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. Participants will meet at the picnic tables on the beach. The walk is free but parking is $2 per hour, or free with a valid Lee County Parks & Recreation parking sticker. Bunch Beach Preserve is located 18201 John Morris Road in Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call 5337444 or visit or www.leeparks.org. Pirate Fest To Feature S ea B attle A nd T hieves MarketA Sea Battle and larger-than-usual Thieves Market will highlight the 8th annual Pollo Tropical Pirate Fest on Fort Myers Beach, coming Friday through Sunday, October 11 to 13. The Thieves Market will include vendors selling handmade pirate costumes, leather goods and gear. The Sea Battle, sponsored by Torchlight Productions, takes place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13. The Pollo Tropical Pirate Fest on Fort Myers Beach is a family-oriented, threeday event, free to the public, featuring two stages and live entertainment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend. This year, three pirate boats will par ticipate the Pieces of Eight, the Black Pearl and the Black Duck, said Pirate Fest coordinator Belinda Hadcock. Well have more cannons, muskets and black powder than ever before. Also new this year is back-story to the battle: The year is 1718. The Port of Old San Carlos on the Island of Estero is held by England. Lord Governor William Pennypacker holds a tenuous grip on the port, now assaulted continuously by the dreaded pirate Grimm and his crew of the Pieces of Eight. The Lord Governor, a man of questionable integrity, allows other pirate crews and their ships safe harbor... for a price, of course. Those pirates have a long-simmering feud with Grimm. A raid occurs and the battle joins. There will be some surprises, and it will be a great family show to watch, according to Hadcock. The Fort Myers Princess will offer sea battle viewing cruises each day at 1:45 p.m. at $12 per person for people who want to get up close to the action. The Thieves Market will offer 40 vendors, 15 of which will be vendors selling period-authentic pirate costumes, leather goods and accessories. Well have vendors that can provide everything needed for that perfect pirate costume for the Pirates Ball Saturday night or for Halloween, said Fort Myers Beach Chamber president Bud Nocera. Whether bodice or baldric, it will all be there for sale until the vendors run out of merchandise. For more details and a daily schedule of events, visit www.pollotropicalpiratefest.com. From page 24Three Vinesfrom public and private properties to help protect the states natural areas. It is listed as a category-1 invasive plant species by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council and as a noxious weed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. And yet, its everywhere both natural and cultivated areas. Make sure this vine does not have a foothold in your yard. If you see a prolific vine with pleated heart-shaped leaves and smooth lightbrown potatoes or tubers, contact the extension service for advice on eradicating the species. Sources: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, floridata.com, and nsis.org, fleppc.org, edis.ifas.ufl.edu, and hort.ufl. edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. $2.50 OFFPizzas Not Included. Present 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 10/15/13The purchase of each adult entree.
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 201326 Roberts Artwork Selected For Reading Festivalby Jeff LysiakWhen organizers for the 2014 Southwest Florida Reading Festival came calling upon Myra Roberts in search of an iconic painting that could be used to promote their event and encourage reading, the Sanibel artist jumped at the opportunity to lend her creative talents. Margie Byers, the festival coordinator, called me and asked me to be the official artist of the festival, said Roberts. But then I had to come up with a concept for a painting that would work for all ages, because the festival involves adults, children and teen readers, so I wanted to paint something that would have a connection with Florida and something that would also be environmental. After sorting through several initial ideas, which included an alligator and a pop art-style piece, Roberts decided upon a manatee as the focal point of her painting. Im an idea person, she explained. I really love coming up with a wonderful solution. Another one of Roberts loves are books, so it was a natural choice for her to team up with the Southwest Florida Reading Festival, which will take place at the Harborside Event Center and Centennial Park in Fort Myers on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Ive always had a close connection to reading, said Roberts, who recalled taking her children to the public library in Genoa, Illinois on Saturdays. We would always have stacks and stacks of books from the library around the house. Authors scheduled to attend the 2014 event include (adults) Michele Wehrwein Albion, Mary Kay Andrews, Alex Berenson, Joy Castro, Catherine Coulter, Tim Dorsey, Martin Dugard, Joy Fielding, Dorothea Benton Frank, Jeaniene Frost, Jane Green, H. Terrell Griffin, Kim Harrison, Deborah Sharp and Les Standiford; (children) Tedd Arnold, Annie Barrows, Gail Carson Levine, Kadir Nelson, Bob Shea and Melanie Watt; and (teens) Ally Carter, Ellen Hopkins and Margi Preus. Roberts artwork will be used on promotional items including posters and T-shirts. I think that weve lost touch with the book, added Roberts, who collects vintage books and pamphlets. From the artwork on the cover to the smell of the pages, its nostalgia and I dont want to give that up to technology. Theyre like precious little works of art. The Southwest Florida Reading Festivals mission is to: community of Southwest Florida. children an interest in and love of literature by providing quality events featuring popular authors in multiple venues. reading readiness by raising awareness of the librarys services and its role in the communitys quality of life. ships among libraries and between librar ies and other community organizations by cooperatively presenting a large, quality literary event. for recreational reading, information, technology and the arts. For additional information and a schedule of events, visit www.readfest. org. Myra Roberts with the painting she created as the official artwork of the Southwest Florida Reading Festival, to be held on March 15 photo by Jeff Lysiak
27 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 S anibel L ibrary A nnounces A uthor S eriessubmitted by C athy C angelosiC ameron, S anibel Public L ibraryThe Sanibel Public Library announces its 2013-14 Author Series lineup. The Sanibel Public Library, partnering with the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc., is celebrating six years of success in bringing high caliber, best-selling authors to the library. Past guests of the series include Joyce Carol Oates, Edwin Burrows, Jeff Shaara, Alice Hoffman, Tamar Myers, JA Jance, Jodi Picoult, Clive Cussler, Elizabeth Berg, Jane Hamilton, Elizabeth Strout, Lisa Scottoline, Harlan Coben, Anita Shreve, Lee Child, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, Paul Theroux, Dennis Lehane, Robert K. Massie, Peter Bergen, Will Shortz and Judy Collins. Tickets for the evening events will be released one month in advance at no charge to Sanibel Public Library cardholders. Watch your local newspapers for details. The schedule is: Ken Jennings Wednesday, December 11 Author and game show contestant Ken Jennings is noted for holding the record for the longest winning streak (74 games) on the game show Jeopardy. Jennings wrote about his experience in his book Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, published in 2006. He went on to write Ken Jenningss Trivia Album, the biggest American trivia book ever assembled, and Maphead, about geography. His latest book is Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids. Alexander McCall Smith Tuesday, January 14 Alexander McCall Smith is the author of more than 60 books which include specialist academic titles, short story collections, and a number of highly popular childrens books. He is best known for his internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, which rapidly rose to the top of the bestseller lists throughout the world. The fifth novel in the series, The Full Cupboard of Life, received the Saga Award for Wit. The first episode of a film adaptation, directed by Anthony Minghella, and produced by the Weinstein Company, premiered on HBO in March 2009. Another series, release in 2004, The Sunday Philosophy Club, climbed the national bestseller lists, as did sequels including Friends, Lovers, The Right Attitude to Rain, The Careful Use of Compliments, and The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds. He is also the author of several childrens books, including the Akimbo series, about a boy in Africa, the Harriet Bean series, the Max & Maddy series and The Perfect Hamburger and Other Delicious Stories. Brad Meltzer Thursday, February 20 Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Fate and The Book of Lies. He is also the host of Brad Meltzers Decoded on the History Channel. His bestselling non-fiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, are collections of heroes from Jim Henson to Rosa Parks that hes been working on since the day his children were born. His newest thriller is The Fifth Assassin. Jennifer Chiaverini Tuesday, March 11 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is best known for her Elm Creek Quilt series. Her newest release, The Spymistress, is a Civil War era story, based on true events, about a woman who cares for Union prisoners of war and steals Confederate secrets. She recently released Mrs. Lincolns Dressmaker, about Elizabeth Keckley, the dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln. Other titles include The Runaway Quilt, The Sugar Camp Quilt, The Quilters Homecoming, The Lost Quilter, and Sonoma Roses. Major funding for the Author Series is provided by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. For more information on the Foundation or to make a donation, call 472-2483 or visit online at www.sanlib. org. Ken Jennings Brad Meltzer Alexander McCall Smith Jennifer ChiaveriniE mail your editorial copy to: email@example.com
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 201328 Lakeside Country Bash Announces 2013 PerformersChart-topping sibling trio The Band Perry will headline the 5th annual Lakeside Country Bash on Sunday, December 15 at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. Sponsored by Sam Galloway Ford, Lakeside Country Bash will include special performances by country music artists Joe Nichols, Josh Thompson and Craig Campbell with music remix artist DJ DU playing country hits in between sets. Gates open at noon, with the first performance beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets are available at $40 each for advance general admission. In addition, a limited number of advance VIP general admission seated tickets are available for $85. Day-of tickets are sold at the gate for $50 for general admission. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster retail outlets and www.ticketmaster.com or avoid ticket surcharges by purchasing at Sam Galloway Ford located at 1800 Boy Scout Drive in Fort Myers, all IBERIABANK locations in Lee and Collier counties, or Lakes Regional Park. The proceeds benefit the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation in support of ongoing enhancements at Lakes Park. Since releasing their self-titled debut album on Republic Nashville in 2010, The Band Perry has ascended to dizzying heights. Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Neil and Reid, the band has notched a string of hit singles, including the quadrupleplatinum If I Die Young (which climbed to No. 1 on Billboards Country and AC charts), the platinum You Lie and the gold-certified Country No. 1 All Your Life as well as Better Dig Two from their sophomore release PIONEER, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and No. 2 All Genre. The project, produced by Dann Huff, sold nearly 130,000 copies in the first week and has received acclaim from top critics across the country. Theyve also enjoyed sold-out headlining dates and a showering of honors, including multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Music awards, as well as Teen Choice, AMA, ACA and Billboard Music award nominations all of which has cemented the sibling trio as one of the hottest acts in recent history. Sponsorship opportunities also available at a variety of levels and include exclusive VIP-area tickets with catering, restrooms and front-stage access. For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, visit www.lakesidecountrybash.com, call 533-7575 and tune in to Cat Country 107.1. The Band Perry photo by David McClister Craft Beer And Music FestivalThe recent surge in popularity of craft beer in Southwest Florida including the opening of several local breweries has done wonders to help quench the thirst of area enthusiasts. And on November 2, there will be a craft beer and music festival at Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers. Rock Brothers Craft Beer & Music Festival is the first beer festival in Southwest Florida to be centered around live music. In fact, one of the musical acts, award-winning Have Gun Will Travel, brewed High Road Ale in collaboration with Rock Brothers. The beer will be one of the more than 30 available at the event which will take place in the parking lot outside World of Beer. Cigar City Brewing, will have several brews to sample at the event including some limited edition releases. Other breweries with beers available for sampling. Tickets are $30 including unlimited sampling plus one full pint and access to the all-day music festival headlined by alternative-Americana band Have Gun Will Travel with more acts to be announced soon. Re-entry is permitted with wristband. A portion of proceeds will benefit Pushing DaiZies,Inc., the non-profit arts organization behind ZombiCon Fort Myers. Tickets are available at World of Beer at Bell Tower Shops and online at www. rockbrothers.eventbrite.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at ZombiCon on October 19 in downtown Fort Myers at the Bell Tower Guest Services tent located near the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 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 10-18-13COME 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
29 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Cool Jazz Concert On October 13The Southwest Florida Symphony, Fort Myers only professional symphony and the oldest symphony orchestra in Southwest Florida, holds another Cool Jazz fundraiser concert to benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony on Sunday, October 13 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Crowne Plaza Hotel is located at 13051 Bell tower Drive in Fort Myers. The concert takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Cocktails and refreshments may be purchased at Shoeless Joes in the Crowne Plaza lobby or patrons may bring their own to the ballroom. The Southwest Florida Symphony held its first Cool Jazz concert in Cape Coral this past July, where the Cool Jazz band played to a sold out audience. This concert features the same impressive roster of Cool Jazz band members, including Dan Miller, who has performed internationally with Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis and Tom Jones. Danny Sinoff, who performed at the Syracuse Jazz Festival, The Lincoln Center and the Apollo Theater as part of The Jazz Foundation of Americas events, will also perform. In addition, the Cool Jazz band includes Southwest Florida Symphony musicians Todd Betz and Alex Albanese, local celebrity vocalist Jim Jeffery and will even feature performances by the Southwest Florida Symphonys Board President, Christine LaCroix, who has a strong background in musical theater. For more information, call 4151500. Danny Sinoff Jim Jeffery Dan Miller Dark Me great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 rf ntbnrr bb bb rtttn Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013 To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 201330 From page 18Ding Days Schedule Saturday, October 26 Conservation Art Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Island Sun Florida Weekly Lets SHOP Till We Drop Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio! 29 BEERS ON TAP! voted best lunch on the island 2012 The NFL Ticket en SPECIALS BEER & WINE The NFL Ticket en SPECIALS BEER & WINE HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA J ACARANDA The Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene 1223 PERIWINKLE W WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 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! Orchid Society October Meeting
31 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Best-Selling Author Hoag To Visit Fort Myers For Read Between The WinesInternational best-selling author Tami Hoag will be in Fort Myers on Friday, October 18 at the Colonial Country Club from 6 to 8 p.m. for Read Between The Wines, an event which includes a meet-and-greet, book-signing, reception and silent auction. Hardcopies of her latest release, The 9th Girl, will be available for sale and autographing. Suspense author Hoag first hit The New York Times best-seller list with Night Sins, and each of her books since then has been a best-seller. She will talk about her experiences during her 25-year writing career, how she creates and relates to her characters and answer questions from the audience. This will be an intimate evening in the round with a thrilling discussion, exquisite Masciarelli wines and delicious hors doeuvres. A silent auction will also take place. Some of the auction items include: a two-night stay at South Seas Island Resort, two tickets to Busch Gardens, a one-night stay at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood Florida, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle for a day, a half-day boat rental from Salty Sams Marina, gift certificates to Norman Love, Bistro 41, Captiva Cruises and much more. Read Between The Wines is sponsored by the News-Press, Masciarelli Wines and Books-A-Million. Tickets for Read Between The Wines are $50 each. Ticket sales close at midnight on Monday, October 14. All proceeds go to fund the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Purchase tickets online at www.ReadBetweenTheWines.info. For more information, call 533-4826. NARFE October Meeting The NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) South Lee County Chapter #1263 will meet on Thursday, October 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 4690 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be from Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employee Health Benefit Program. For additional information, call 482-6713. Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildA Written Photographby Tanya HochschildTwenty feet above, a frigate bird holds his position in a soft wind. His forked rudder tail sways his body, no need to work his angled black wings. A red pouch balloons below his fearsome beak. I watch his unhurried tilt and flow, Wait! I cry, race away, return camera in hand, eager to frame his beauty. I look up into an empty sky. He does not know waiting. I write his photograph. Tanya Hochschild lives on Sanibel, is a member of Writers Group 4 and has had two books published. 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. 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 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)Send your editorial copy to:firstname.lastname@example.org
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rfn BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 21, NO. 16 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA OCTOBER 11, 2013 BSECTIONT hird Graders Gifted By Rotarians On D ictionary D ayby Jeff L ysiakLast Friday morning, four members of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club visited The Sanibel School and distributed free dictionaries to each of the schools third grade students, part of the clubs annual tradition of promoting literacy in local schools. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club members Alex Werner, Lee Almas, Clair Beckmann and Chris DeCosta arrived at teacher Emily Wells classroom shortly after 10 a.m. on October 10, bringing with them a cart filled with two cases of softcover dictionaries which were distributed to each of the pupils. At the end of the school year, if you havent eaten them, these dictionaries are continued on page 2B Every third grader at The Sanibel School received a free dictionary from the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club on October 3, part of Rotarys annual traditional Dictionary Day at the school Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club members, from left, Lee Almas, Clair Beckmann, Chris DeCosta and Alex Werner
2B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 From page 1BDictionary Dayyours to keep, joked Werner. And youll be able to use them for years to come. More than 10,000 dictionaries are handed out by Lee County Rotarians each year on Dictionary Day, which became a tradition of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club in 1999. Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club begin handing out free dictionaries to the students Rotarian Clair Beckmann hands out her last dictionary photos by Jeff Lysiak Jackson McKee and Zane Stoneman check out their new dictionaries Hayden Williams writes his name in his dictionary Hortoons Cycling Safety Notes ALWAYS WEAR A BICYCLE HELMET Our Shared Use Paths intersect with many roads and driveways; the risk of a crash is always present. So lets be prepared and always, no matter how short the trip, wear an approved bicycle helmet. Florida law requires helmet use for children under sixteen, but adults should set a good example and wear a helmet whenever using the Paths. Protect your head! SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Our email address is email@example.com
3 ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013Fall Adult Co-Ed Softball LeagueJoin your friends and neighbors in the Fall 2013 Adult Co-Ed Softball League. Games will be played at the Sanibel Ball Fields on Wednesday nights. The league will start on October 23. Teams need to be registered no later than October 16. T-shirts and team trophies will be awarded to top teams. The fee is $495 per team. There will be an informational meeting held on Monday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center for all interested teams and players. For more information or if you are looking for a team, contact Kayla Schuneman at the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345. Another SponsorThe sign of Dennis O. Sagini, MD, Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida, Fort Myers, will be added to the City of Sanibel Recreation Hall of Sponsors. Proceeds from sponsors help pay for children who qualify to attend the After School Program, Fun Days, Holiday and Summer Day Camp at the Sanibel Recreation Center. For more information call Volunteer Sponsor Chairperson Barry Alan Roth at 313-9591, a Kiwanian and lifetime member of the recreation center, or Andrea Miller, recreation director, 472-0345. House Week At Edison State CollegeEdison State College will host Open House Week, November 4 to 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. All events are free to attend and each day will feature a particular Edison State College location so that guests who wish to see more than one campus have the opportunity to do so. Attendees are encouraged to register online for a fast-pass through check-in at www.edison.edu/ openhouse. Specific dates and locations are as follows: 1092 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Building A 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, Building J 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, Building M College Parkway, Fort Myers, Building U Edison State College offers multiple programs that prepare students to enter the workforce upon graduation, said Dr. Christine Davis, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. At our open house events, students will learn more about these academic programs and the support services we offer to assist students in reachingcontinued on page 12B ISLAND REAL ESTA TE, INC.In dependently Owned and Operated1019 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Lifelong Island Resident @ sanibelrealestate.net www.SanibelRealEstate.net www.SanibelRealEstate.net Phaidra McDermott We chose Phaidra McDermott to list our home, knowing first hand of her integrity, knowledge, and get it done attitude. We were not disappointed! Phaidra, in our first meeting, found our expectations, desired time frame, price, etc. then came up with a realistic plan to sell it. After her market analysis of our home, and her suggestions on how to present it, we put it on the market. 10 days later we had a contract, and 6 weeks later we had closed!! L. Taub Persistent, Professional, & Personable... Phaidra DinkinsBayou.com
4B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Students Learn About Safety During Fire Prevention WeekStudents at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands learned skills to keep themselves safe during Fire Prevention Week. Capt. John, Paramedic Joe and Engineer Ron from the Sanibel Fire Department taught the children how to Stop, Drop And Roll if their clothes are on fire and the crawl low under the smoke if they are ever in a fire situation. The students also learned that inside all that firefighter equipment is a friendly and helpful firefighter, so they should not be frightened. Members of the Sanibel Fire Department taught the CECI children about fire safety Scotty Tongyai is definitely a natural 20% OFF TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICES (239) 472-5152 M.S.T. 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 33957Tel.: 239-472-0044www.engelvoelkers.com/sanibel ENGEL & VLKERS Isabella RasiRealtor Thomas HopfBroker Fort Myers Beach: Restaurant + sep. building with 3 rented apartments, on the water, 0.737 ac. lot.$ 525,000Unique Investment Opportunity Fort Myers: $ 1,890,000Devonwood Estate Cape Coral: house in exclusive Cape Harbor area and gated community, located on a lake.$ 585,000Cape Harbor Gated Community
5B ISLAND SS UN OCT oO BER 11, 2013 A super excited Dillon Barron tries on fire boots and pants for size Engineer Ron Ritchie taught the children that underneath all the heavy equipment is a friendly and helpful firefighter ready to help you Girl Power radiates from Gia Lackenby while holding the hose Hazel DeCosta can hold her own even while fighting fires EE mail your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org rf ntbnr nnrrr tb nrf f rff bnbf nrrrrrfrf frntbffb ttr brrr r
6B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 U pside-D own T ree A t Zebra Frozen Yogurt Sanibels renowned upside-down tree has returned and is making its new home at Zebra Frozen Yogurt. The story of the tree began when Roni Martorelli, a long-time Baileys General Store employee and former manager of The Shell Net, visited her mother Helen back in 2001. Helen told Roni about the unusual Christmas her family had in 1920 when she was just 4 years old. Helens family lived in a tiny, onebedroom house with a kitchen and no other rooms. The home was so small that there was no place for a Christmas tree. Little Helen was heartbroken about not having a tree, and wondered if that meant Santa Claus would not be coming. Helens grandfather went out and cut down a Christmas tree and brought it back to the house. But where would it go? He came up with an ingenious idea: he hung it upside down from the ceiling in the corner of the bedroom. The family decorated it with popcorn and cranberries and slept underneath it each night. All the neighbors came to look at it. The next year, the family moved to a new and more spacious home, but Helen never forgot the special efforts of her grandfather or that Christmas. In 2001, Roni was managing The Shell Net, located near where Zebra Frozen Yogurt is now, when she remembered the story of the upside-down tree and relayed the story to one of her staff members, Adah Smith. Smith, along with her husband, decided to wire a tree from the ceiling of the store. The tree hung during the holidays every year until the store closed. Many visitors and residents have asked about the upside-down tree and I remembered it from The Shell Net years ago. When we decided to open Zebra Frozen Yogurt, I decided I wanted to continue the story, said Blanaid Colley, owner of Zebra Frozen Yogurt. The white, seven-foot tree now hangs in its original location in Zebra Frozen Yogurt. The tree will be with us all year and we invite everyone to come out and take a look at our tree, continued Colley. Zebra is located in the Baileys Center at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. For more information, call 579-0860 or log on to www. ZebraFrozenYogurt.com. A CPA spends years preparing for moments just like these.Call 239.472.1323Your Concerns Go Beyond Taxes... and So Do Our Skills. The seven-foot upside-down tree hangs inside Zebra Frozen Yogurt Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the DifferenceT ickets On S ale For PACE L uncheonPACE Center For Girls of Lee County will host its 7th annual luncheon on Thursday, November 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. The Planting Seeds With PACE garden-themed event will gather 400 community leaders for an uplifting celebration to help girls facing abuse, neglect and abandonment reach new heights and a brighter future. The goal of the annual luncheon is to raise awareness as well as raise $50,000 in operating support for the Lee Center. Tickets are $75 per person or $500 for a reserved table for eight and can be purchased online at www.pacecenter. org/lee. You may also call the PACE Lee office and purchase tickets by calling 4252366 ext. 58 and 25. In addition to raising critical funds to support the PACE mission and recognizing our major donors, Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto will be honored as Senator of the Year by representatives from PACE, Inc.s state office headquartered in Jacksonville. The program will also include special announcements including an exciting update on PACE Lees capital campaign. The Planting Seeds With PACE luncheon is being chaired by Diana Willis and emceed by NBC-2 news anchor Kellie Burns. Lead Sponsors include Lee Memorial Health System, Publix Supermarket, CenturyLink and Investors Security Trust Company. Luncheon sponsors also include Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Jasons Deli, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Ruth Messmer Florist, Palm Printing, Red Door Studio and Blue Dahlia Salon. Before I came to PACE, I was being bullied by other girls, and I made a lot of poor choices. I was always trying to make friends, but I picked the wrong ones, said PACE girl, Kelsey, age 15, PACE is helping me figure out who I am. I want to be a good person. The success of the PACE program in transforming young girls into productive members of our society benefits the entire community, said Willis, event chair, We are grateful for our many friends and partners who have wholeheartedly embraced our passion to believe in all girls. PACE Center For Girls, Inc. is a nonresidential delinquency prevention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as abuse, school truancy, academic failure, foster care, exposure to substance use and/or incarcerated parent(s). At PACE, girls find a supportive environment focusing on their strengths through a genderresponsive approach that centers on the emotional and physical safety of each girl. As a result, PACE reduces the significant long term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance abuse, unemployment and long term economic dependency. For more information about the luncheon or the PACE program, visit www. pacecenter.org/lee or call Dolly Farrell, Director of Development, at 425-2366 ext. 25. L eeT ran T ops Four Million A nnual R idersLeeTran carried a record-breaking 4,075,250 riders in the fiscal year that ended September 30, achieving a one-year increase of 8.6 percent and a three-year increase of 35 percent. This is our third consecutive year of record growth, said Transit Director Steve Myers. On a percentage basis, were growing faster than the majority of transit agencies across the country. For example, in 2012 the nations 38 large bus systems reported an increase averaging 1 percent. The largest increase was in St. Louis, Missouri, with 7.1 per cent. The largest increase in Florida was in Fort Lauderdale, at 4.3 percent. Two big reasons for the increased national transit ridership are high, volatile gas prices and a recovering economy with more people returning to work, explained American Public Transportation Association President and CEO Michael Melaniphy of the national trend. Public transportation saves people money, and people save even more so when gas prices spike. Also, since nearly 60 percent of trips taken on public transportation are for work commutes, it makes sense that ridership increases in areas where the economy has improved and new jobs have been added. Myers agrees that LeeTrans dramatic growth is largely due to residents rejoining the workforce, plus increasing usage from high school and college students. People aged 18 to 34, known as the millennial generation, are flexible in their transportation choices, added Myers. They want to save money and be able to connect with other modes of transportation, like biking and walking. APTAs Melaniphy notes that attitudes are changing across age groups. There is a sea change going on in the way that people look at transportation, he said. Americans want travel choices; they want to be able to choose the best travel option for their lives. This is an exciting time for the public transportation industry as more and more Americans support it and want it. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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8B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Seahorse Dream Project Gains Bank SponsorBank of the Islands/Edison National Bank has signed on as a Gold Sponsor for A Seahorse Dream, a new fundraising project benefitting childrens healthcare in the community. A Seahorse Dream, a not-for-profit fundraising public art project, has been created to help raise funds for construction of the New Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Like Sanibel-Captiva Cares, A Seahorse Dream is a great way for the local community to help the childrens hospital, said Bank of the Islands/ Edison National Bank President Robbie Roepstorff. Its just wonderful to see other Lee County businesses helping to sponsor such a worthwhile project. Organizations like the bank sponsor five-foot tall seahorse statues that will be creatively painted or decorated by local artists and prominently displayed throughout Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. We have great plans for the artistic decoration and ultimate home for our sponsored seahorse, said Bank of the Islands Vice President and Sanibel office Manager Rob Lisenbee. Watch for an announcement in the coming weeks. The Seahorse Dream Project will continue through early 2014, ending with a gala dinner and auction of select seahorses at the Sanibel Harbour Resort on March 7. The project is being guided by a steering committee of seven volunteers working through the not-for-profit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. According to Jack Thomas, a member of the steering committee, Because it takes money to provide for the quality health care our children deserve, the Seahorse Dream Team needs help now from residents throughout Southwest Florida. The Seahorse Dream Teams goal is to sell 50 seahorses before next March. To learn more about the Seahorse Dream project, visit www.a-seahorsedream.org or call 481-3907. Rob Lisenbee and Robbie Roepstorff of Bank of the Island take delivery from Seahorse Dream organizers Joyce and Jack Thomas 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 APPLYBaileys General Store Acquires Coffee BarBaileys General Store has acquired the Coffee Bar at Baileys, formerly owned by Hillgate Communications and founded in 2009 by Blanaid Colley, on October 4. Richard and Mead Johnson of Baileys General Store said, The Coffee Bar at Baileys was an immediate success from the day that it opened and when Hillgate gave us the opportunity to acquire it we were delighted. We will be introducing new and exciting menu items to The Coffee Bar at Baileys. We look forward to serving our Coffee Bar customers. Blanaid Colley of Hillgate said, We are very happy that the Coffee Bar has been so popular with customers of Baileys and island guests. Personally, I am looking forward to enjoying my skinny lattes under the new management. The sale of the Coffee Bar means that we are now able to devote more time to our other ventures. The Coffee Bar at Baileys is open seven days a week. The Coffee Bar serves espresso based coffees, teas, smoothies and baked goods from the bakery of Baileys General Store. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com
9B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 R osier Insurance B ecomes FISH 10K S ilver S ponsorFISH of Sanibel, Inc. announced that Rosier Insurance has become one of the Silver Sponsors for the 5th annual 10K Race 4 FISH. The race is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 19. This will be the first year they have been a race sponsor. Its always great to have new sponsors choosing to support the FISH 10K, said John Pryor, co-chairman of the FISH 10K committee. We value their support and generosity, and welcome them as a sponsor of our biggest fundraising event of the year. More than 50 island businesses and organizations sponsored the 10K last year, and over 120 people volunteered their support to make it a huge success. Many businesses have already pledged their support beginning with the confir mation of their premier sponsor, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and the list of our sponsors is growing. FISH is a nonprofit organization that lends a helping hand to those in need on Sanibel or Captiva who live or work here. Money raised during the race helps fund all of their services, including emergency financial assistance to their clients, food pantry, childrens backpack food program, non-emergency medical transport on and off the island, temporary loan of health equipment and daily hot meals program. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, aimed at the runners, and their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. From left, Richard Bob Rosier, President of Rosier Insurance, Nancy Bender (FISH 10K sponsorship co-chair), Angela Larson Roehl (Rosier Insurance Sanibel branch managing agent) and Ed Ridlehoover and John Pryor, co-chairmen of the FISH 10K race committee 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com S a n i b e l S u s a n w o r d p r e s s c o m 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 One of the biggest lots on Limpet Dr east-end near marina $749K 1/2+acre on Umbrella Pool Rd cul-de-sac near Bowmans Beach $399K Waterfront lot ~106 x 192 in Sanibel Bayous, Buck Key Rd $199.9K Best lot for sale in The Dunes golf community, lowest price too $199K Wide parcel next to conservation land on Dimmick Dr $185K Fresh new exterior at Pointe Santo, 2 bedrm on 2nd floor $649.9K This view & 3 bedrms at Mariner Pointe, bring your boat $599.9K Loggerhead Cay units, same owner. Investment rentals for many years. 2nd floor end unit view left, 3rd floor view on right, $599.9K each or make offer Island Beach Club #310C has remodeled kitchen & ~$35K/yr in income $549K Direct bay-front Mariner Pointe ground-floor 2 bedrm $549K 3rd floor Loggerhead Cay 2 bedrm grossing $35K/year $499K Island Beach Club eastside 2 bedrm with this view & income $474K Remodeled olde-Floridastyle home in The Dunes, wide lake views $749.9K Gumbo Limbo home on private wide lot next to preserved land $499K Near-beach pool home in Sanibel Shores, steps to gulf $449K 3rd floor condo in center of Pointe Santo with this view to gulf $499K Sandalfoot 2-bedrm condo with this view, low fees, & high income $699K L i s a M u r t y Realtor Sales Associate E l i s e C a r n e s Real Estate Licensed Listing Coordinator & Notary D a v i d A n d e r s o n Realtor Sales Associate & Office Manager S u s a n A n d r e w s Realtor Broker-Owner, Sanibel-Captiva Specialist, e-Pro EcoBroker Certified, & Transnational Referral Certified M a k i n g i s l a n d e r s h a p p y s i n c e 1 9 9 2 T h e S a n i b e l S u s a n T e a m i s k n o w n f o r i t s s u p e r b s e r v i c e Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013Party In The Park Passes On SaleParty in the Park passes, which include entry into JetBlue Park, lunch on the Green Monster provided by Rib City and batting practice swings on the field are still available for purchase for the 2nd annual Party in the Park on Friday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m. Passes for the Party in the Park are $50 per adult, and children younger than 12 are $25 each. Guests will have the opportunity to take batting practice on the field at JetBlue Park, tour the facility and bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items and raffle prizes including weekend getaways, Players Championship passes at TPC Sawgrass, an opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Red Sox Spring Training game and a meet-andgreet with Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Former Red Sox pitcher and 2004 World Series hero Derek Lowe will also be on hand signing autographs. All funds raised will be used by the Red Sox Foundation to support the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Last years inaugural event raised more than $23,000, and two local nonprofits the Heights Foundation and the Childrens Home Society each received $10,000 from the tournament proceeds. Our Party in the Park is a great way for guests to support our local public schools while enjoying a great afternoon at the ballpark, said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations for the Red Sox. The Boston Red Sox organization naturally understands the meaning of team work and how it takes a team working together to succeed. The same concept applies to making sure our public-school students achieve at their highest potential, said Marshall T. Bower, president and CEO of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Working together, our community can help students and teachers excel, and the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is proud to work with the Boston Red Sox to help us succeed in our mission of enhancing and enriching public education. Presenting sponsors for this years event are Hertz Corporation, Marco Island Marriott and Florida Gulf Coast University. Other sponsors include WCI Communities, Lee Memorial Health System, CVS Caremark, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Manhattan Construction, Pool Pros, Merrill Lynch and Rib City. The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)3 and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The foundations primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is one of the most successful in all of Major League Baseball. For more information, call 226-4783 or email email@example.com. O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda E M J H C DC HOLTZ MAHSH IE DECOSTAATTORNEYS AT LAW Pool Service & Supply FL Lic. #CPC1457804 472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first major-league player to hit 20 or more homers as a rookie, then improve on that number in each of his next four seasons? 2. Who holds the record for highest career slugging percentage in the majorleague postseason? 3. In 2012, Brian Hartline set a Miami Dolphins record for most receiving yards in a game (253). Who had held the mark? 4. How many times has Xaviers mens basketball team made the NCAA Tournaments Sweet 16 since 2000? 5. In what year did the NHL institute a five-minute overtime period? 6. Who was the last man before Ted Ligety in 2013 to win three gold medals at the skiing world championships? 7. When was the last time before 2013 that trainer D. Wayne Lukas had a horse win a Triple Crown race? ANSWERS 1. Jay Bruce of the Cincinnati Reds (2008-12). 2. Carlos Beltran, with a .782 percentage in 34 postseason games. 3. Chris Chambers had 238 yards receiving against Buffalo in 2005. 4. Five times -2004, 2008-10, 2012. 5. It was 1983. 6. Jean-Claude Killy won four gold medals in 1968. 7. It was 2000 (Commendable at the Belmont Stakes). Red Sox Foundation Sponsors ItalianFest The Rotary Club of Fort Myers has announced that the Boston Red Sox Foundation is the Title Sponsor of ItalianFest 2013. ItalianFest is a major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Fort Myers and will be held at the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, November 10. Event proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club Foundation, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Childrens Advocacy Center and Special Equestrians. Over the years, we have sponsored various fundraisers in Southwest Florida and we are excited to be able to support the good work of organizations in Lee County that, every day, are serving people here who are most in need, said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations for the Red Sox. Lee County is not only our Spring Training site, but it is a place we call our home 365 days a year, and were thrilled that roots planted here in 1993 are continuing to grow deeper in this community. We are thrilled to have such a great organization help to underwrite this important event for The Rotary Club. The generosity of the Boston Red Sox will go a long way in our local community and help many who are in in need, said Kevin Lewis, President of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers. This years festival will feature Italian food, cold beverages, Italian ice and ice cream. The family friendly festival features fun for the whole family, including a marinara competition, live entertainment, an Italian market, family games and much more. ItalianFest will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, located on the corner of McGregor and Colonial in Fort Myers. Blankets and chairs will be permitted, however coolers are prohibited. For more information, visit www. FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 9392787. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE President General Manager Personal Lines Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472 3022 Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. We are HERE for all your insurance needs
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12B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 S chool S martby S helley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers,It is that time of year again when there is an opportunity to learn more about childrens literature. Of course I am writing about the 5th annual Lee Bennett Hopkins Writers Institute: From Inspiration To Publication, to be held at the Lee Campus of Edison State College on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. The goal of the annual Lee Bennett Hopkins Writers Institute is to promote engagement in reading and writing among students, teachers and the community at large. Once again this year, there will be renowned writers and an illustrator. Take a look below to find out whos speaking and to learn a little more about these outstanding presenters. The 2013 speakers include as Keynote: Lee Bennett Hopkins, Patricia MacLachlan and Stephen Alcorn. Lee Bennett Hopkins is a prolific writer of books for adults and children. He is one of the leading writers and anthologists of poetry. He is the namesake and founder of Lee Bennett Hopkins / Penn State University Award for Childrens Poetry, and Lee Bennett Hopkins / International Reading Association Promising New Poet Award. He has won numerous awards and honors for his writing including the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Poetry for Children, the 1995 Christopher Award, and the 1996 Golden Kite Honor Book Award for his autobiographical poetry collection, Been To Yesterdays. Recent works include I Am The Book, Sharing The Seasons, Amazing Faces, City I Love and Incredible Inventions. The second Keynote Speaker of the morning is Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, the author of many wellloved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal; its sequels, Skylark and Calebs Story; Edwards Eyes; The True Gift; Waiting for the Magic; White Fur Flying; and Your Moon, My Moon, illustrated by Bryan Collier. MacLachlan will be introducing her latest book at the conference, Snowflakes Fall. This book was written as a message of hope for children and their families following the tragic events in Sandy Hook, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. It is an inspiring picture book that is both a celebration of life and a tribute to the qualities that make each individual unique, said one reviewer. The Keynote Illustrator is Stephen Alcorn. While born in the U.S., Stephen Alcorn spent his formative years in Florence, Italy. It was there that he attended the Istituto Statale dArte, an experience that left an indelible impression upon him and where he also met his future wife, Sabina Fascione, a native of Pisa, Italy. Stephen and Sabina work side by side in a multifaceted, 19th century carriage house, where they incorporate a unique blend of studio related activities and rotating exhibitions of their work. Alcorn is the illustrator of numerous childrens books including America At War / A Poetry Anthology; Poems Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins; McElderry Books My America; Lee Bennett Hopkins, anthologist; Simon & Schuster, Days To Celebrate / An Almanac of People, Events, and Poetry; selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins; Greenwillow Books, and Marys Song by Lee Bennett Hopkins; Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. For more information or to make a reservation to attend this event, please visit www.edison.edu/writersinstitute. See you there! Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel Island Celebrating 39 Years of Dedication to Education FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 2 5 YEARS OLD F LORIDA VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER C ONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR(239) 472-4538Se habla Espaol From page 3BHouse Weektheir personal and professional goals. While at the open house, visitors will receive information about the admissions process, academic programs, financial aid, scholarships and additional funding information. The events will offer campus tours, free give-a-ways, snacks, entertainment as well as the opportunity to meet with current students, faculty and staff. On the Fort Myers campus, visitors will also have an opportunity to visit the on-campus residence hall, Lighthouse Commons. For more information about the open house and to register for your fast-pass through check-in, visit www.edison.edu/ openhouse. Registration for Spring 2014 begins on Monday, October 21. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
13B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Red Sox Former GM Theo Epstein Pins His Hopes On Joe Girardi To Reverse The Cubs 105 Years Of Miseryby Ed FrankWith the Boston Red Sox up two games to one over the Tampa Bay Rays in post-season divisional play at our deadline on Tuesday, Theo Epstein, the Red Sox former General Manager, must be muttering, Why did I do it? Remember two years ago, Epstein, who had assembled two World Series champions for Boston, walked away from that choice job to take the same job with the Chicago Cubs, a team that hasnt won a World Series in 105 years. The result: The Cubs have continued their misery in the two years Epstein has been at the helm, losing 101 games his first year and 96 this year, finishing last in the National League Central Division both years. The Red Sox, meanwhile, under General Manager Ben Cherington, Epsteins former assistant, walked away with the American League Eastern Division title this year and could possibly be headed for the World Series. Epstein has stocked the Cubs organization with talent in the clubs farm system, but he now says it will be another two years before they become truly competitive. Last week, he fired the manager he hired when he came to Chicago, Dale Sveum, and now he has made no secret that he wants to bring the New York Yankees Joe Girardi to Wrigley Field. A real tug-of-war was underway early this week between the Cubs and Yankees. Girardi has managed the Yankees for six years, compiling a 564-408 record while winning the teams 27th championship in the 2009 World Series. The Yankees reportedly have offered him a $4 to $5 million annual salary to stay in New York, up from a $9 million three-year pact that expires at the end of October. And they will not allow other teams to approach the popular manager until that date or until he rejects the Yankees. Girardi, a native of Peoria, Illinois, has deep roots in Chicago, having graduated with an engineering degree from Northwestern University and is a former Cubs catcher. The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that the Cubs are prepared to top any Yankee offer in order to sign Girardi. And Girardi has told the New York media that he intends to make a decision quickly and not drag out the issue. So heres the big question: If the Cubs are successful getting Girardi, is he the answer to their century old woes? Its doubtful. Its Time For Hockey The perennial tough Florida Everblades will begin its 15th season next Friday at Germain Arena against the Orlando Solar Bears The Everblades opened training camp with a 29-man roster, including 16 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders. Seven other skaters are on a tryout basis. The Everblades host Orlando for two preseason games at Germain tonight, Friday, and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Numerous ticket packages for the 2013-14 season are available at the Gemain ticket office. Joe Girardi Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Sunset South 9D Beautiful River & Sanctuary Views from Two Large Lanais! Furnished Top Floor 2 BR/2 BA. Only Steps to the Beach and Pool. $449,000 Sandalfoot 3B2 Fully Furnished 1 BR/1 BA w/Gulf and Pool Views. Weekly Rentals. $28,000 Rental Income in 2012. $499,000 561 Lighthouse Way Completely Renovated 5 BR/4 BA Pool Home on Gulf Access Canal. 80 Dock w/Lifts. Dual MBR Suites. Custom Upgrades. Exceptional Home. $1,895,000 Commercial Lots Tamiami Tr Two Parcels, A & B zoned CG (Commercial General) located on Tamiami Trail. Parcel A is approx. 4.5 Acres and Parcel B is Approx. 2.0 Acres. Survey Available. (A) $1,150,000 & (B) $400,000 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 690 Birdie View Point Lots of Room to Build Your Island Dream Home! Short Walk to Beach. Enjoy Beautiful Fairway Views on Sanibel Island Golf Club! $399,000 4203 Dingman Drive Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA Pool Home on Approximately 1 Acre on West Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach! $2,495,000 Opportunity on Lighthouse Way Build Your Dream Home on 100+ Ft of Bay Frontage. Existing Seawall. Perfect Location with Stunning Bay Views! $1,995,000 673 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 Pine Cove 1A Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Front Corner Unit. Beautifully Furnished! Great Weekly Rentals. $799,900 CHUCK BERGSTROMIsland Resident, Award Winning Realtor WWW.SANIBELCAPTIVAREALESTATEGUIDE.COM WWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COMOriginally from Chicago, Chuck has been an Island visitor since the late 70s, and over the years was continually drawn to the Islands special magic... Sanibel became home in 2000 and Chuck became a full time Realtor assisting buyers and sellers on these special Islands. Buying or selling... Chucks energy, knowledge and expertise continue to provide a positive experience for his clients. Great Service! Great Dedication! Great Results!
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. CIPS PLACE Cips Place is named for the late Jimmy Cipriani, a longtime islander and owner of the property on which the restaurant sits. Jimmy always made time for a good conversation, good company and great food. In Jimmys memory, Cips styles itself as a local watering hole. A mural that takes up an entire wall shows lots of islanders through the ages including Cip and if you dont recognize them all, ask to see the key. Food choices range from comfort to culinary with some Caribbean and island favorites as well. And do try the home-made potato chips, the fried buttermilk chicken with sage gravy and the snapper tacos. Choose between the outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. RESTAURANTS Amber Wells, a server at Zebra Frozen Yogurt 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, includ ing a six-ounce filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat finished with Hollandaise and served with CHIPS SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE 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 break fast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering services for special events. Services include shopping for your groceries and delivering them to your home or vaca tion 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 featur ing 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. 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. IL CIELOIL Cielo features eclectic fine dining as well as the more casual Cloud 9 Grille. The happy-hour menu includes specially priced appetizers and drink specials from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and patrons can enjoy appetizers priced at $6 each and two-for-one drink specials on all domestic bottled beer, well drinks and house wine selections. A three-course $35 per person price-fixed menu, complete with one bottle of house wine per couple, is available Tuesday through Thursday eve nings 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. IL 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. 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 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. Theres free pizza delivery too. The Great White carries the TV Baseball package and the NFL 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. GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLEGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and 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. DOC 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 seat ing. The combined menu offers all the lunch and din ner 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. ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun 14B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 continued on page 15B 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. 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. GREENHOUSE GRILLThe Greenhouse Grill welcomes you with a quaint and charming ambiance and serves the classic flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean. A staple of the island for over a decade, the Greenhouse focuses on fresh seasonal ingredients prepared by skilled hands. The menu stretches from homemade soups, sal ads and grilled burgers to pasta, steaks and fresh fish with bouillabaisse as the houses signature dish. The restaurant is open daily from 10:30 to 9. Outdoor seating is available and the patio is pet friend ly. Happy hour prices are offered from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on special appetizers and beer and wine by the glass. CROW'S NEST AT TWEEN WATERS 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. 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 dur ing NFL games and Saturday college games. Food specials include 50-cent wings, $1.50 sliders and $2 chili cheese jumbo hot dog. For $5, choose from pret zels 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. 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.
15B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 From page 14BRestaurants 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. 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 Buffet 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.continued on page 16B LAZY FLAMINGOThe Lazy Flamingo is a famed island hang-out with two Sanibel locations: one at 1036 Periwinkle Way, the other the original at 6520 Pine Avenue, near Blind Pass. If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water! is the Flamingos motto. And that includes, shrimp, grouper, oysters, conch fritters and chowder as well as chicken. The Flamingo Bread and the Caesar Salad are signature items. Pull up a stool to the rustic bar or take a high or low table. The interior feels like the inside of an old pirate ship with its portholes and hewn wood surfaces. The atmosphere is definitely casual and beer is available by the bottle, on draft or by the pitcher. Jerrys Restaurant and Deli in Jerrys Market is the next best thing to dining in a tropical garden. This family-style restaurant has large windows to view the lush garden with caged tropical birds that are favorites with visitors and residents. Daily specials are offered in the spacious restaurant and you can order a sandwich or hot food from the deli or help yourself at the wellstocked salad bar to take out. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. JERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELI MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHENIn the mood for pizza? Matzaluna Italian Kitchen has a wood-fired oven to bake authentic pizzas. Thats in addition to a big selection including over 20 combinations of pasta dinners from $11.95 (including soup or salad and fresh baked bread), affordable veal, tender chicken, choice steaks and seafood (Italian style) in a casual market-like setting. Gluten-free pizza is also available. Wine Wednesdays at Matzaluna means every bottle priced $25 and over will be discounted by $8 all evening. Hours are 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily. Old Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, offers romantic sunset dining in an historic setting with live piano music. Executive Chef Jason Miller prepares New Florida island favorites, tropical seafoods, classic meats and daily fresh-baked breads and pastries, served with an extensive selection of wines, liquors and coffees. First built as a one-room school for children of Captivas pioneer settlers, the Old Captiva House still reflects much of its original charm from white French doors to hardwood floors to the Gulf of Mexico sunset that streams through the western windows. Its collection of famed cartoonist JN Ding Darlings 1930s whimsical vacation illustrations has led to its designation as a landmark in Southwest Florida. OLD CAPTIVA HOUSE AT TWEEN WATERS 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 F ACTORYOver Easy Caf is a pet-friendly place with indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch. The covered patio is a popular spot. Choose from 22 different Eggs Benedict, scramblers and omelettes, 11 pancakes and French toast choices, 15 egg specialties and wraps, eight salads and 26 sandwiches and burgers, plus baked goods. Beer and wine is available. Breakfast is served all day. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. OVER EASY CAF SANIBEL SPROUTThe Sanibel Sprout is the islands only health food store and vegetarian/vegan gourmet take-out eatery. Fresh 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. Juices: Emerald Island, Pink Citrus Sunrise, Carrot Zinger, Garden Goodness and Sweet Sails including shots and elixirs.Smoothies: Chocolate Pecan Bliss, Strawberry Kiss, Mango Morning, Emerald Mermaid and Chakra Sunrise.Meals: soups, kale salad with creamy avocado chipotle dressing, coconut quinoa salad, pesto quinoa pasta, arugula salad with figs, pine nuts and raspberry, hummus, tuna, corn chips and guacamole, almond butter and homemade jam, bananas and coconut on sunflower bread, raw artisan crackers. Watch for daily specials. Custom meals can be ordered. Catering available. The Sanibel Sprouts juice bar attracts a lively crowd of health conscious islanders and visitors, and the daily lunch specials are very popular. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed. SANIBEL BEANThe Sanibel Bean coffee shop is java central on Sanibel Island. With its indoor and outdoor seating and free wi-fi, its a popular venue for laptop-toting coffee lovers to relax and check their inboxes, have breakfast or lunch or recharge the batteries in the afternoon. Besides a big selection of coffee from around the globe and a variety of coffee drinks, The Bean has tea and other beverages and a variety of hearty sandwiches, pastries and muffins, plus other light fare. 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. 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 S undial Promotes Hospitality ProfessionalSundial Beach Resort recently announced the promotion of Benjamin Sylvia to the resorts front desk assistant manager. Sylvia began his hospitality career at Sundial as an agent/concierge in January 2008. The following year, he was transferred to Owner Services as coordinator and promoted to owner services manager in 2010. According to Human Resources Director Theresa Zupon, During his tenure at our resort, Benjamin has developed a strong reputation with our condo owners as well as employees. His attention to detail, strong guest service skills and positive attitude has contributed to his promotion. Prior to joining Sundial, Sylvia was on the concierge team for two years at the Westin St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Originally from Maine, he holds a B.A. degree in communications from the University of Southern Maine. Sylvia says he most enjoys the variety of everyday interaction with resort visitors. After five years at Sundial, I am proud to be part of the team and share in their pride of the property and their dedication to excellence, he said. Benjamin Sylvia CLEANINGS: INSIDE, OUTSIDE OR BOTH ANNUAL CONTRACTS AVAILABLEVIDEO INSPECTION PROGRAMS: GET AHEAD OF COSTLY REPAIRS DUE TO SEAL FAILURE & WATER INTRUSIONDE-IONIZED WATER & WATER FED POLES: CLEAN NOT ONLY GLASS BUT FRAMES, REMOVING DIRT, SALT & MINERALS TO PROTECT AND EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR INVESTMENT239-313-7930SERVICE@ISLANDVIEWCLEAN.COM Call or Email for Free Estimates
From page 15BRestaurantsThe 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, popand 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. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday Night Dance Party with Joe McCormick and Barbara Smith playing and singing classic R&B, dance and disco sounds of the 70s as well as top contemporary dance music; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals, performing pop, R&B, country and jazz standards; Wednesday and Thursday, pianoman Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop for dancing and listening 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 October 4 and 5, Traffic Jam will perform. Crab races are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. Sea Breeze Cafe at Sundial Beach Resort features the Danny Morgan Band Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. as well as live entertainment on Saturdays at the same time. Turtles Beach & Pool Bar at Sundial Beach Resort features live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. with Danny Morgan performing on Fridays. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax your entertainment schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org or 395-2299. Craft Beers On Tap At MatzalunaMatzaluna Italian Restaurant on Sanibel recently installed a draft beer system exclusively featuring craft beer. In addition to the select eight crafts on tap, they also feature a selection of bottle and can crafts. All selections will rotate continuously and will also feature local and state brewed beers, said Mark Blust, spokesman. For those who cant make up their mind as to which drafts to choose, patrons may select a sample paddle choosing four selections, he added. Coming soon will be a special Beer Appetizer menu and Beer Dinners held in Matzalunas upstairs semi-private dining room, also perfect for special occasions such as rehearsal dinners, birthdays and family reunions. Matzaluna Italian Restaurant is at 1200 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1998 or visit www.prawnbroker.com.. Columbus Day At SundialColumbus will land at Sundial Beach Resort on October 12 and 13 to party with the natives, greeted by two mermaids, resort guests and islanders. Its part of the Sundial Fall Festival that includes a Halloween party and fundraiser November 1. 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.) TRADITIONS ON THE BEACHTraditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel restaurants with beachfront dining. The menu features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh local seafood, meats and produce. Dining is from 5 p.m. until late and there is live entertainment most nights for listening and dancing. Traders is unique in that is combines a bustling restaurant with a large shopping emporium selling casual clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decorating and gift items, books and lamps. The restaurant serves bistro style food with an island flair with offerings such as black beans and rice, blackened fish and fresh salads from an open kitchen. Theres no fryer in this place! The tables are freshly wrapped in white paper for each party and theres a pot of colored crayons for doodling, whether youre an adult or a child. Traders has been around long enough to have become a favored local hang-out. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Theres live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Danny Morgan and Wednesdays with Chris Workman. TRADERS STORE & CAFE LIVE ON THE ISLANDS 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. 16B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Throughout October, Traditions is offering its menu regular size portions and wine selections at half price from 5 to 6 p.m. Besides fish and steaks, youll find Moroccan Lamb, roast duck, Texas Wild Boar Saddle and veal. Pasta, grilled items and a raw bar round out the menu. Theres an attractive bar area also serving food and an extensive wine and cocktail list. Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim.Sanibel Deli Starts E xpansionJeff Wiegel, owner of the Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, has broken through the wall separating his business from the adjoining unit into which he is expanding. Wiegel will add indoor seating in his 2330 Palm Ridge Road deli in addition to the outdoor seats he already has. We are targeting opening by the end of October. We will have 16 seats, counter service, no servers, Wiegel said. It will be the same great food but a place inside to enjoy it now." Starting in November, the deli will also be open Sundays. Jeff Wiegel takes a crack at the dividing wall Send your editorial copy to: email@example.com
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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for socializing, both with family and with friends. Your aspects also favor developing new relationships, any or all of which might become especially meaningful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your success in handling a recent difficult situation prompts a request to handle another workplace problem. But this is one you should accept only if you get all of the relevant facts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) New information about a past decision raises some unsettling questions from an old friend. Be prepared to explain your actions fully and, if necessary, to make adjustments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is not a good time to share personal secrets, even with someone youve known for a long while. What you dont reveal now wont come back to haunt you later. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Pushing yourself to meet a project deadline is admirable. But be careful not to leave out important details in your rush to complete your work and send it off. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Watch that you dont take on more than you can handle when offering to help someone with a personal problem. There might be hidden factors you werent told about. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) That major move youve been considering could come sooner than you expected. Make sure youll be ready with the facts you need when decision time arrives. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Languishing relationships can benefit from a break in routine. Get out of the rut and do something new and maybe more than a little unpredictable this weekend. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although you dont think of yourself as a role model, your ability to make a tough decision at this time sets an example for others, who admire your courage. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You need to move any remaining obstacles out of your way before you can take on a new challenge. Seek advice from close, trusted friends and associates. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A career change appears increasingly likely to happen during the next several weeks. Its a good idea to start now to prepare, so you can be ready to make the move when the time comes. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a strong sense of obligation to justice, which inspires others to follow your example and do the right thing. German shoemaker, impersonates an army officer and leads an entire squad of soldiers ated the German army by exploiting their blind obedience to authority and getting them to assist in his audacious robbery. military trial was riddled with bias and circumstantial evidence, and it is probable that French authorities trumped her up as the greatest woman spy of the century as a distraction for the huge losses the French army was suffering. fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeagers X-1 rocket plane was lifted to an altitude released through the bomb bay. introduced a version built on the brawnier classic. press corps is told that President John F. Kennedy has a cold; in reality, he is holding secret meetings with advisers on the eve of seen photographic proof that the Soviets were building ballistic missile sites on the is attacked in his own bathtub when an exgirlfriend pours a pot of scalding-hot grits severe injuries but also shaken emotionally an ordained Baptist minister and purchased a Memphis church, where he still preaches today. executive John DeLorean is arrested in a Los Angeles motel with a briefcase containing $24 million worth of cocaine. According to authorities, DeLorean was attempting to make a drug deal in order to rescue his finanfollowing sage observation: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. 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19B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Superior InteriorsPicture Perfectby Cindy MalszyckiEver had a problem hanging pictures or arranging them on your walls? Here are some tips on arranging your artwork with an aesthetic eye. at eye level In a Iiving room, pictures should be hung so that people sitting in the room may view them while seated. A large picture behind the sofa may end up being as little as four inches from the top of the sofa and it often looks best when displayed alone because it serves as the rooms focal point. pictures become more effective when grouped together as opposed to being scattered all over the wall. Balance and spacing are important when arranging artwork. Pieces should be of similar visual weight as nearby furniture. A rule of thumb is that the space between two pictures should be less than the width of a single picture. If youre apprehensive about hammering nails into your walls, cut pieces of paper into the size of your pictures. You can even mark the placement of the hooks using this technique. Then, arrange them by taping them on the wall until you are happy with the results. Once you are satisfied, mark where the hooks will go with a pencil, going right through the paper, and proceed to hang your artwork. The type of artwork you use will depend on your personal preferences and your budget. It can be simple prints, needlework, limited edition prints or original art. Of course, the more valuable the piece, the more important its place should be. Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at cindy@decden. net. News From The VetHeat Strokeby Dr. Mark MathusaOne of the most morbid calamities that can befall a pet is heat stroke. This occurs when an animals body temperature increases to the point where normal functions become impaired. The negative impact of heat stroke inhibits proper muscle function, but the worst effect is on the central nervous system. The result of heat stroke is devastating and often fatal, but let us look where it begins. A primary reason that pets including dogs, rabbits and ferrets suffer from heat stroke is they cannot produce the levels of sweat seen in humans. As our body temperature increases, we produce sweat from glands in our skin. Water on the surface of the skin carries heat away from the body by way of evaporation. The result is lowering the bodys core temperature, keeping it in a range that supports the health of the bodys cells and normal cell function. Temperatures outside of this range lead to decreased cellular function, cell damage or even cell death. The ability to sweat or not sweat is not the only factor in heat stroke. A second factor is weight. There are two ways that excessive weight can contribute to heat stroke. First is the fact that any movement by an overweight pet requires more energy, producing more heat. This exacerbates any problems related to hyperthermia. In addition, the heavier a pet becomes, the less surface area they have per unit weight. Less surface area results in less ability for any pet to radiate heat away from their body. This doublewhammy makes overweight pets much more prone to hyperthermia. Minor factors include a pets fur color. Darker fur results in greater heat absorption from the sun. Rapid changes in temperature as spring transitions to summer can also exacerbate a pets inability to deal with heat. Older pets are more susceptible than younger ones. Clinical signs associated with heat stroke include a pet in a severe state of distress and rapid panting as the animal tries to achieve a cooler body temperature. Pets may collapse or refuse to move as this generates even more heat. If your pet refuses to move on a hot summer day, this may be your first clue to oncoming disaster. This may occur seemingly out of the blue on your usual route. This is a sign to get out of the heat as soon as possible. Emergency treatment includes I.V. catheter and fluids, treatment for shock and dehydration, and reduction of body temperature with cool water bath or covering the pet with rubbing alcohol (caution as is flammable). While many pets survive the initial insults of heat stroke, often, worse symptoms will follow. The most common symptoms post-crisis are a fetid diarrhea and seizures. These seizures are often uncontrollable leading to euthanasia of the pet. Heat stroke in pets is a serious condition. The best way to avoid heat stroke is to keep pets slim and trim while avoiding extreme heat. In summertime Florida, this means taking walks in morning, evening or after a cooling rain. Keep plenty of fresh water available at all times. Owners of rabbits and ferrets need be aware that these species are especially prone to heat stroke. They are best kept indoors in summer. Dr. Mark Mathusa, DVM is a licensed veterinarian on Sanibel. 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20B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013$1 Million D onation E nds C ommunity C hallengeLee Memorial Health System Foundation and Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida announced that the $20 million challenge grant issued by Tom Golisano in May 2012 has been matched. Chicos FAS, Inc. donated $1 million to close out the match. Chicos FAS and its associates have been committed to helping those in need in Southwest Florida. The corporations philanthropic efforts predominately focus on organizations that cater to women, children, health, education, and the environment all causes that are very close to the hearts of the companys customers and associates. Chicos FAS, Inc. will name part of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) neighborhood that will occupy the entire 64-bed third floor. Private suites will be clustered into Neighborhoods and will deliver 24/7 accommodations for family members and guardians providing the finest family-centered care. Each suite will be telemetry-enabled and provide the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology near the entrance of the room to provide maximum privacy for the patient and family during hospitalization. Thousands of individuals, companies and foundations supported Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas capital campaign and saw their gifts matched dollar for dollar by the gener osity of Tom Golisano. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida has been renamed Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida in his honor. Mr. Golisano issued the challenge in the spring of 2012 and publicly stepped for ward in October 2012 to issue a call to the community to support the children of Southwest Florida. Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is raising funds via its capital campaign to construct a new 128-bed state-of-the-art pediatric medical facility on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers. The project is still in need of funding and the community is urged to continue its generosity to raise the remaining $19 million needed to complete the campaign. The new facility will break ground in fall of 2013 and will be fully operational by 2017. Of the close of the matching challenge and its outstanding success, Mr. Golisano said. My congratulations to Lee Memorial Health System Foundation on the successful completion of my $20 million challenge grant. I also extend my thanks to the individuals, businesses, philanthropists and foundations in the community whose tremendous outpour ing of support in just over a year will help turn the dream of a new state-of-the-art Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida into reality. And although this challenge has been met, the hospitals need for support does not end here. I hope that the community will continue to demonstrate its compassion and generosity to help this new childrens hospital bring the highest quality care to the regions youngest patients in need. Jim Nathan, President, Lee Memorial Health System, remarked, The incredible generosity of Tom Golisano and his special gift truly inspired so many Southwest Florida residents to band together in support of excellence in childrens health care. We are humbled and honored to have the support of so many in the goal to keep children close to home during their health care and treatments. Though this challenge comes to a close, we will carry on our efforts to raise an additional $19 million to achieve our capital campaign goal of $100 million on behalf of the children of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. We hope the community will continue to stand with us in helping this vision become a reality. Were truly grateful Chicos FAS has chosen to support this important effort on behalf of Southwest Florida children. Their support in taking the campaign over the top of the $20 million matching challenge is an outstanding contribution to ongoing efforts to raise $100 million. Chicos FAS has been a long-time supporter of the health and well-being of children and their families and we are honored to have them stand with us on this lifesaving cause, added Joe Catti, President and CEO FineMark National Bank & Trust and Chairman, Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida capital campaign. VASANTA S ENERAT CPA, P. A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT 472-6000 418-0008 A ccounting and T ax Preparation for Non Residents A ttorney Joins L aw Firm As A ssociateAttorney Blake P. Hampton has joined the law firm of Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. as an associate of the firm, working closely with estate planning attorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill. He received his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University in May 2012 and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration (2009) and Bachelor of Arts (2007) from the University of Florida. Hampton was admitted to the Florida Bar on September 21, 2012 and is a member of the Elder Law, Real Property Probate and Trust Law, Tax, and Young Lawyers sections. Memberships include Stetson Elder Law Society, University of Florida Alumni Association, Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, UF Chapter, Southwest Florida Gator Club, and the UF MSM Program. He is a Franklin Ethics Fellow at the University of Florida Poe Center for Business Ethics. In addition, Hampton has been a 13-year volunteer coach for Special Olympics Lee County, where he has taught special needs athletes the fundamental skills and rules of tennis and coached members to Florida state tennis championships. Blake Hampton can be reached at 334-1141 or visit www.sbshlaw.com. Blake P. Hampton T op ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate recognizes its top producers for the month of September. Top Listing Producers Team was McMurray & Nette. Top Listing Producer Individual was Bob Radigan. Top Sales Producers Team was the Burns Family Team. Top Sales Producer Individual was Cathy Rosario. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Cathy Rosario Bob Radigan Burns Family Team McMurray & Nette TeamN ew A ssociatePremier Sothebys International Realty welcomes Wil Rivait to its firm. Rivait has been an island resident and business owner for more than 25 years. He is a Florida licensed real estate broker and licensed community association manager specializing in the Southwest Florida real estate market. His expertise is luxury residential properties in deed restricted communities. Rivait is an active member of The Sanibel-Captiva Association of Realtors, The Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc., The Florida Association of Realtors and The National Association of Realtors. Wil RivaitS end your editorial copy to: email@example.com
21B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 My high school basketball coach used to warn us Dont should on me. He never wanted to hear that we should have run more wind sprints so that we werent gassed at the end of games, that we should have practiced more free throws when we were tired so that we would be game ready for those inevitable moments as time expired, or that we should have done something more to prepare for our next opponent. If you should on me, he would bark, then Im gonna ignore your whiny self and tell you that its your own damn fault! I was reminded of my coach as I sat in a room at Lee Memorial reviewing documents with someone who had liter ally waited until the last minute to put their affairs in order. Its sad really, and adds unnecessary strain to an already stressful situation. This person was visibly distraught that he had to make several important decisions as he laid in his hospital bed, with tubes coming from all parts of his body and medical devices beeping in sync with his breaths and heartbeat. I fully understand that most people dont want to deal with their wills, durable powers of attorney and health care directives. Its definitely no fun thinking about ones own health issues nonetheless ones own demise. So its easy to put these sorts of things off for later. After all, humans arent programmed to worry about such things. If we constantly focused on our own death, we might not find much point to living. Instead, we tend to focus on living in the moment, which psychologists tell us is the happiest and best way to conduct our lives. But as responsible adults, most of us would like to give our loved ones the tools to help us if we should become infirm. We want our loved ones to be able to communicate with our doctors and caretakers. Without proper health care directives, our medical care providers and hospitals may not be able to legally discuss our condition with those that we trust to help make decisions for us because of the HIPPA law. We want to empower those we trust to take care of our financial affairs if we should become vulnerable or unable to take care of them ourselves. Waiting too long to put someone in place with legal documents to take care of these matters puts our financial future at risk, which could lead to living out our lives in less than favorable conditions because poor financial decisions were made either by us through our own infirmity or by a loved one who wasnt properly instructed. Finally, when we depart this world we want to leave our affairs as neat, tidy, organized and efficient as possible. We dont want any controversy over our intent to provide for spouse, children or other loved ones and we dont want Uncle Sam to take any more out of our pockets than what is absolutely necessary. But too many of us dont do the planning. Its estimated that less than 25 percent of American adults have their legal affairs in order. That means most of us havent put a plan into place, or if we have one it is terribly out of date. You dont want to be the one who says, I really should take care of that one day. I should have read through the draft documents that the attorney sent to me months ago. I really should have thought about those advance estate planning techniques before I got sick and it became an emer gency. Bad decisions are often made when you dont give yourself the time to consider all of your options. And dont fall into the trap thinking that your affairs are simple, because theyre often not as straightforward as you might think. Anyone who has any degree of net worth probably has a variety of different issues that should be properly addressed to put a good estate plan in order. Because in the end, you dont want to should on those you care about most. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. S hell Point Hosts Free Open HouseShell Point Retirement Community will host its annual Fall Open House on Thursday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Fall Open House will offer visitors the chance tour the community in a relaxed atmosphere, with refreshments and fun for all. This event is free and open to the public. Shell Point offers a variety of amenities along with excellent health care, and it is such a beautiful place to live, said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of marketing and communications for Shell Point. We want to invite the public to come out and learn more about Shell Point, as well as to see the many features of our community that are available to the general public. The Open House will include tours of decorated models located in the Island and Woodlands neighborhoods, where retirement counselors will be on hand to answer specific questions and present seminars explaining Shell Points lifestyle with lifecare model for retirement. There continued on page 22B Will PowerD ont S hould On Meby C raig R Hersch, Florida B ar B oard C ertified Wills, T rusts & E states A ttorney; CPA CCMI A warded GuideS tar E xchange GoldCommunity Cooperative Ministries, Inc. has received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level for transparency and accountability from GuideStar USA, Inc., an organization that provides donors with data about charities to help guide informed giving. This level of achievement demonstrates CCMIs deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission and our long-held belief in being transpar ent about our work to our constituents, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. As a GuideStar Exchange participant, we use the organizations platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and GuideStars immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors and media. In order to be awarded the GuideStar Exchange logo, CCMI had to meet the requirements of GuideStars nonprofit report page. I encourage all potentional donors to check out our profile on GuideStar to see what were all about, added Galloway. We are engaged in exciting initiatives and are thrilled to have another platform for communicating our advancement and progress. GuideStar USA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions and encourages charitable giving. GuideStar Exchange is an initiative designed to connect nonprofits with current and potential supporters. With millions of people coming to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations, the GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with GuideStars many audiences. Becoming a GuideStar Exchange participant is free of charge. To join, organizations need to update their report pages, completing all required fields for participation. The GuideStar Exchange level logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all Exchange participants nonprofit reports. Learn more about GuideStar at www. guidestar.org CCMI is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 15,000 meals each month through its Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in its Community Montessori Preschool, offers homeless services and comprehensive case coaching services through its United Way Resource Houses, oversees an emer gency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 2,500 children each school year. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com.
22B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Got A Problem? D r. C onnie Is Inby C onstance C lancyQ: I have not had anything great happen in my life lately and I need some fun and humor. How can I bring more of that into my life?A: Integrating fun, laughter and humor into your life can make you feel better not only emotionally but physically as well. Observe how you use humor as you respond to various situations, even serious ones. The following are some suggestions for integrating humor into your life: 1. Look for the humor in what you experience. If you dont learn to laugh at yourself, then how are you going to benefit from what laughter offers? Instead of being so serious, lighten up. 2. Watch comedy shows or films. Whether its an old comedy movie or reruns of Seinfeld or Frasier, expect to crack up. A great way to boost the immune system! 3. Practice belly-laughing every day. Think about something really humorous and just start really laughing. The more ridiculous, the better. It will give your internal organs and muscles a fabulous workout! Try it for 30 seconds. 4. Start a comic relief notebook. Write anything or paste cartoons or photos in the notebook that put a smile on your face. Share the notebook with friends and ask them to start one. Share among yourselves. Before you know it, you will have a great collection of humorous sayings, stories, cartoons and funny photos. Laughing makes you feel good inside. 5. See yourself as more than your work. Unless you are a comedian, you most likely need to be serious in the work that you do. We tend to forget that we are not all about work. Not that you should start taking your work less seriously, just take yourself more lightly. Humor us used in many therapeutic and rehabilitation programs, including the treatment of physical trauma and addiction. It has also been a stress reliever for the military. Remember the days when Bob Hope traveled to visit the troops and had them in hysterics? Humor is most healing for the heart and soul. From page 21BShell Point Open Housewill be question-and-answer sessions after each presentation. Visitors will receive a program with the schedule of events and locations when they arrive. This way they can pick and choose what they want to see while they are on our campus, added Schneider. For more information about the Fall Open House, call 466-1131. Mom A nd Me by L izzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, We moved around a lot because of my husbands job. We always quickly adjusted, made new friends and then moved to the next place. But now that we have retired, making friends is not so easy, and I miss having a female confidante. All I want is another gal to discuss my problems with, but this is very difficult and my husband is totally unable to comprehend female concerns. What would you suggest I do? Betty Sue Dear Betty Sue, Use the skills you developed earlier in your life. It may be harder now, but you developed your networking skills, were successful in the past and will be successful in the future. As far as your husband not under standing your concerns well, what can I say? That is a harder nut to crack! Pryce Dear Betty Sue, Making new friends gets increasingly more difficult as we age. Many seniors are isolated, have health problems and cannot travel around to clubs and other meeting places. Senior couples also have difficulty meeting other well functioning senior couples, but with perseverance and an element of luck, new friendships can be formed. As far as a female confidante is concerned, a lot of senior women will not discuss any of their problems with others and only if absolutely needed will they consult a family member or a professional. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Eden Energy MedicineC alm T he B ody When U nder S tress T race T riple Warmer B ackwardsby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML(03-12)There is no Western organ counterpart for Triple Warmer (TW) meridian, since from a traditional Chinese medicine view, it is the ultimate Commander of our Energies. TW commands our respiration, digestion and elimination, being responsible for heating and cooling the body. It governs all of the organs; governs the immune system; is governed by and governs the hypothalamus and is sometimes referred to as the keeper of our habits for good or bad. So, if your fallback for stress is to tighten your jaw, creating TMJ, then TW will do whatever it can to make sure this mechanism is available to keep you safe. Calming TW and changing its habits is an underpinning of resolving disease. Physical manifestations of TW imbalance may include: adrenal exhaustion; asthma; chills; diabetes; emotional shock; fever; hives; hormonal problems; hot flashes; hypoglycemia; knee issues; menopause; morning fatigue; PMS; over-sweating; or weight problems. Our bodies have not evolved to handle the stresses of modern culture with high-rise buildings, EMFs, cell phones, microwaves, computers, antibiotics and pesticides in much of our food supply; or water with contaminants. These are the stressors that TW addresses daily, which is why most of us are in a constant stress mode. Hope and resolution is available by shifting energetic patterns learn some EEM techniques. As a reminder, view the August 9 and 16 columns, since the basics of tracing are set forth. Meridian Flow Wheel Time of Day TW meridians high tide is 9 to 11 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 9:30 p.m., then begin with TW. Reasons To Trace TW Backwards By Itself, In Addition To Tracing All Meridians Although it is best to trace all your meridians as one continuous flow, you may want to trace TW backwards if you have some of the symptoms listed in the opening paragraph above or if you are just feeling stressed whatever the cause. It is not advisable to trace TW forward other than when tracing all of the meridians together, since it is already in overdrive and generally we want to calm TW. Tracing backwards should make you feel better when stressed, but if it doesnt, then dont do it. Affirmation for this Meridian is I trust the universal wisdom, my inner wisdom and I am safe. 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 Place your hand at the ring finger on the back of the hand, tracing up the outer portion of your arm over your elbow, over the back of your arm, over the shoulder to the bottom of your ear, continuing around the back of your ear and ending at the temples. Do the other side. Thats it. You just traced Triple Warmer meridian. Flushing Or Tracing TW Meridian Backwards Remember that when there is too much energy in a meridian, you may want to trace it backwards. Given that TW governs flight, fight and freeze and is intent on making certain we sur vive (which it defines based on your prior habits), it is almost always in stress mode and thus it is advisable to trace TW backwards when feeling stress. You are set. Keep this column as a reminder of how to trace TW while you learn the next six meridians over the next several months. Have fun with your energy! Next weeks topic is Feeling Angry At The World Or Have Headaches? Trace Gallbladder 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. Triple warmer meridian To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
23B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 deaRPharmacistEstrogen L evels A ffects Both Guys A nd Galsby S uzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I am debating whether or not to fill the prescription for Estradiol, and I want more information on this drug and estrogen in general. I need it for hot flashes. MG, San Diego, California Estrogen is a highly misunderstood hormone that both men and women have. Some men dont even realize they have estrogen; likewise, women have testosterone, the manly hormone. Its the amount of each that helps shape us. When the word estrogen is used, its really defining three different hormones: estrone, estradiol and estriol. Estrone, or E1 as we call it, is the predominant estrogen post-menopausally. Its important because theres a strong correlation between healthy levels of estrone and your bone health, as well as proper insulin and BMI (body mass index) values which translate to diabetes risk. Estradiol or E2 is the most potent estrogen, and its what you have most of before menopause hits. Estradiol in a drug version as you have been prescribed is considered bio-identical (because we make estradiol), but if its a prescription cream or tablet, the dosage is much higher than what you need physiologically. It may help reduce hot flashes, but I worry about long-term use (unless you test your levels). Now, contrast that with estradiol that is sometimes put into compounded bio-identical creams, they are using a fraction of the prescription dose, and its customized based upon your lab work. Keep in mind, the higher your serum estradiol, the greater the risk of certain cancers. Estradiol, in normal physiological amounts, assists the body in many good ways, its not to be feared, its to be respected and dosed only according to your needs. With a prescription dose, I fear it may be too much if taken daily for more than a few weeks or months. Estriol, or E3 as we call it in the literature, is actually derived from the other two estrogens. Its the least potent of all three estrogens and considered the safest. Estrogen levels that are erratic or low, can cause menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, urinary leakage (incontinence), chronic anxiety, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Low estrogen in a man can result in some bone loss, high insulin, elevated blood sugars and abnormal cholesterol ratios. They dont get the hot flashes! What about high estrogen? Termed estrogen dominance or progesterone deficiency, it could cause heavy, painful periods (bad PMS), uterine fibroids, endometriosis, fibrocystic breasts, higher risk of breast cancer and increased TH1 immune activity, which increases risk of autoimmune disorders like Hashimotos or Lupus. In men, high estrogen tilts the hor mone see-saw such that testosterone (T) goes down and estrogen goes up. Darn, because that may cause low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, shrinking muscles, increased fat tissue (remember, estrogen causes weight gain), a disappearing sixpack in trade for a beer belly, enlarged prostate, diabetes and higher risk of cancer. For an expanded version of column, sign up for my free newsletter at www. DearPharmacist.com. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Childrens Mental Health ConferenceFor the third consecutive year, Florida Gulf Coast University College of Education and Floridas Institute of Government host the annual Childrens Mental Health Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 at the FGCU Cohen Center ballroom to create an alliance between mental health professionals and the community. Problems resulting from mental health disorders in children can include misbehavior, school failure, suicide, school dropout, substance abuse, and more. This conference will address some of the problems associated with mental health disorders in children and youth, and will provide insight about what the community can do to make a difference in their lives by building stronger linkages, networks and resources within the community. Keynote speaker is Ross Szabo, an award-winning speaker, author, consultant and Peace Corps volunteer. He served as Director of Outreach for the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign for eight years, and is co-author of Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health. Topics include: signs and symptoms, suicide prevention, effective interventions for the classroom; ADHD misdiagnosis, integrated stress relief, and the new DSM5. The conference is intended for par ents, educators, mental health professionals and university students. General registration is $49, student rate is $25 and $69 with 0.4 CEUs. To register, visit http://registeriog. fgcu.edu/. Limited scholarships are available at the registration site. For more information, call Joanne Hartke at 4253273. Event sponsors include FGCU College of Education, Florida Institute of Government, Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness). Local vendors will be available to share community resources to attendees. 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 The S alvation A rmy Is In N eed Of Furniture A nd ClothingThe trucks going out to stock The Salvation Armys Family Thrift Stores are nearly empty. Donations of used goods to the charity typically slow in the summer months, but this year, September has shown a marked decline. All proceeds from thrift store sales fund The Salvation Armys Crossroads program, a six-month drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for men. If the thrift stores are unable to make money, this life-saving program is at risk. Crossroads is a faith-based residential program to help men struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Up to 38 men at one time can be enrolled in Crossroads, where they receive therapy, addiction counseling, spiritual guidance, life skills training, help with GED or continuing education, employment skills and training, assistance finding housing, and much more. As part of the work therapy component of the program, the men in Crossroads help collect, sort, repair and distribute donated items to The Salvation Armys three local Family Thrift Stores. The income from these stores turns right around and fully funds the Crossroads program expenses. Donate your gently used furniture, housewares, bedding, bikes, kitchen items, jewelery, clothing, and shoes to The Salvation Army. Also accepted are electronics in working condition, tools, sporting goods, cars, boats and motorcycles. These items can be dropped off at any Salvation Army location, or you can call 337-0955 and schedule a pickup of large items. The Salvation Army still makes house calls. Your donation of furniture, clothing and household items will change lives and help those in the grip of addiction find help, hope and a second chance at life. For more information, call 278-1551 or visit www.salvationarmyleecounty.org.
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25B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 answer on page 27B 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 27B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 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 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
26B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013Top 10 Real Estate SalesPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 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 BUILDING CONTRACTOR PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395firstname.lastname@example.org INTERIOR DESIGN Sanibel Design Center AUTO DETAILING NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 GENERAL CONTRACTOR N C R CGC1517615www.dbrowngc.com239-593-1998 A BBB Accredited Business with an +A Rating Courtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year Built Square Footage Listing Price Selling Price Days On Market Bay Woods Bonita Springs 2001 4,435 $1,599,000 $1,500,000 184 Fort Myers Beach Fort Myers Beach 1948 1,648 $1,450,000 $1,350,000 80Plantation Village of SanibelSanibel 1988 1,714 $1,085,000 $978,000 167 Pointe Santo de Sanibel Sanibel 1974 1,243 $839,000 $700,000 78 Vivaldi Miromar Lakes 2004 2,099 $699,500 $675,000 31 Dunes at Sanibel Island Sanibel 1986 2,038 $699,000 $650,000 277 Sanibel Harbour Towers Fort Myers 1985 1,600 $695,000 $647,500 62 Town & River Fort Myers 1971 2,422 $679,000 $635,000 187 Shell Harbor Sanibel 1971 1,817 $649,000 $625,000 310 Carrillon Woods Fort Myers 1990 3,654 $600,000 $565,000 20
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REAL ESTATE 28B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. RS 6/7 CC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICE RS 1/25 BM TFN SERVICES OFFEREDSANIBEL HOME WATCH RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICES HELLES CLEANING SERVICES NS 1/4 PC TFN ISABELLA RASiI HAPPY TO HELP Y YOU WithITH A ALL OOF Y YOUrR REAL EEStT At TE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 ISABELLA RASiI (239) 246-4716 E ISABELLARASi I@AOL.COM MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK RS 10/4 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY NS 2/8 NC TFN HELP WANTEDCZECH TRANSLATIONS NS 10/11 CC 10/18 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!! RS 1/4 NC TFN NURSERY ATTENDANT NS 10/11 CC TFN HELP WANTEDSALES NS 10/4 CC 10/11 ANNUAL RENTALQUIET SANIBEL HOME W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH NS 5/31 CC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDS RS 1/4 BM TFN VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages 239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTY 239-579-0511 RS 1/4 CCCC TF NN CONDO FOR SALE NS 10/4 CC 10/18 REAL ESTATEHELP WANTED NS 10/11 CC 10/18
29B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N 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 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 WASHES 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 FOUND 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 2 MALE GUINEA PIGS 2 Male Guinea Pigs (12 mos old) free with cage and all accessories. Moving to home that will not allow pets. Please call Beth at 410-4421 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgNS 10/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 9/6 CC 11/29 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALE SATURDAY, 10/12, 9-3Treasures For Everyone: Furniture, antiques, glassware, bicycle, compressor, ladders, brass headboard, beach cart, jewelry, dulcimer, tools... 501 Sea Walk Ct, SanibelNS 10/11 CC 10/11 MOVING SALERecliner Sofa & Love Seat, Rattan Shelf Unit, Dresser w/mirrors, Coffee Table, Roll Top Desk w/Chair, End Table, Entertainment Center, Wine Cooler, Small Chest Freezer, Barrister Stacking Book Cases, Computer Desk w/Rolling File Cabinet. Call (239) 935-7803.NS 10/11 CC 10/11 FOR SALELIFT CHAIRPower lift and recline chair, blue. Like new. $500 or best offer. Call 395-0927NS 10/11 CC 10/18
rfnCALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police .......................................... 472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office ............................... 477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy ................................. 477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel ................................................ 472-5525 Captiva ................................................ 472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol ..................................... 332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ................................... 278-7100 Poison Control ..................................... 1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce ................................... 472-1080 City of Sanibel .......................................... 472-4135 Administrative Office ................................... 472-3700 Building Department ................................... 472-4555 Community Housing and Resources ...................... 472-1189 Planning Department ................................... 472-4136 Library Sanibel .............................................. 472-2483 Captiva .............................................. 472-2133 Post Office Sanibel .............................................. 472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) .................................. 800-275-8777 Captiva .............................................. 472-1674 Sanibel Community Association ........................... 472-2155 Senior Center ........................................... 472-5743ARTSArcade Theater .......................................... 332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers ................................. 275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) ................ 395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................ 278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony .................................... 472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts ........................... 939-2787 Naples Philharmonic ..................................... 597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater ..................... 472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League ............................... 472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony ................................... 418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) ..... 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 ................................ 472-9979 Angel Flight SE ................................. 1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society ........................................ 472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club ........................... sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva .................. 274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) .............. 472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) ................... 472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club ............................... 472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands ......................... 472-6940 Horticulture and T ea Society of Sanibel and Captiva .......... 472-8334 Kiwanis Club ........................................... 677-7299 League of Women Voters .................... sanibelLWV@gmail.com Lions Club (T om Rothman) ............................... 395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands ........................... 472-6940 Newcomers ............................................ 472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida ..................... 768-0417 Optimist Club ...........................................472-0836PAWS ................................................. 472-4823 Rotary Club ................................. 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. ................................ 470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ............................ 472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron .......................... 472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club ................................ 395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer .................................... 395-2040 www.sanibelsoccer.org The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). ............................... 395-9232 United Way of Lee County ................................ 433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline ...... (24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club ............................................. 671-6381ISLAND ATT RAC TIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ............................ 395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................. 472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village ....................... 472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) ............. 472-232930B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 Pets O f T he Week Gulf C oast Humane S ociety: R oxines U pdateThe Gulf Coast Humane Societys Roxine, a previous Second Chance Fund recipient, is excelling after her surgery and doing well in the Second Chance Pals program at the Department of Corrections Fort Myers Work Camp. Officer Adela Davis, who works closely with the Second Chance Pals program, said this of Roxine, When she looks at you, her black lined lips make it seem as if she is smiling at you. She is a sweet, sweet girl and loves for you to sit on floor so she can snuggle and she will lay her head on your lap for as long as you let her. Even though her hind legs bother her at times, she loves to run and play... Roxine is a three-year-old black mouth cur mix who had two torn cruciates in her rear legs and was in need of surgery to repair both legs. Her sur gery was successful in June and after completing physical therapy, Roxine was enrolled in the Second Chance Pals program at the Department of Corrections. For more information about Roxine or the Gulf Coast Humane Societys Second Chance Pals program, call 332-0364 or email Jennifer@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Roxine at the Department of Corrections, Second Chance Pals program Hello, my name is Atticus. I am a 5-year-old male black and white lab mix. I must have been named after one of the most beloved characters from American literature. Google it and you will find we are a lot alike: calm, well balanced, loyal, patient, intelligent and very handsome. I am very well behaved, too, so you will want to say, Attaboy, Atticus! My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services Dogtober & Caturday adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Sienna. I am a 2-year-old female brown tabby and white domestic short hair cat. Im as beautiful as my name, not to mention alert, smart and playful. I promise to be a great addition to your single or multi-pet household. My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services Dogtober & Caturday adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour, so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Atticus ID# 573035 photos by squaredogphoto.com Sienna ID#570872
31B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013 BEACH CHAIR PASTIME Answers on page 27B
We make it easy. You make it home. RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShellRentals.com239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168 Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Naples, Captiva and Sanibel Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley Come out of your shell and into one of ours. Prime Commercial Space $2,299,000 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Captiva Beach Gem $4,850,000 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Beachview Country Club Sanibel $759,000 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Captiva Village $995,000 John and Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Barefoot Way $4,995,000 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Pet Friendly For Owners $440,000 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club $425,000 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Sanibel Escape Property $1,459,000 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Beach Home 6 $2,050,000 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Boating and Beach $1,975,000 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 High Tide Condo $1,299,000 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 South Fort Myers $2,875,000 Chad Reedy, McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Wedgewood of Sanibel -Sanibel $1,349,000 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Gorgeous Riverfront Estate $2,795,000 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 1638 Lands End Village $1,850,000 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Sunny Captiva Beach Cottage $879,000 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 NEW LISTING 32B ISLAND SUN OCTOBER 11, 2013