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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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JUNE SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:36 8:24 6:36 8:24 6:36 8:24 6:37 8:24 6:37 8:25 6:37 8:25 6:37 8:25 VOL. 21, NO. 52 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JUNE 20, 2014 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Illustration And Cultural Dance At Summer CampBIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp not only offers classes in traditional arts, but inspires children to engage in performing arts as well. A variety of themes have been chosen for camp, which continues through August 1. Enrollment is on a weekly basis, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jenn Williams, BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp director, came up with creative themes for each week of the program. For fifth grade campers and younger, the second week was filled with activities focused on world travel, while week 3 (June 16 to 20) challenged young minds with a theme of Imagine, Create, continued on page 7 Ava Selby and Finley Mitchell singing the group folk song Makayla Sellyei, Brooks Selby, Ava Selby, Jade Davis, Phoebe Stirner and Katie Perez Council OKs Connectivity Ordinanceby Jeff LysiakDuring Tuesdays city council meeting, local leaders approved an ordinance which establishes Interconnectivity and Intra-connectivity interpretive guidelines for the citys shared use path system. The ordinance, which amends the existing Land Development Code, includes the seven primary goals of the guidelines: To remain consistent with the goals, objectives and policies of the Sanibel Plan. To build upon the success of the shared use path system. To ensure pedestrian, bicyclist and motorist safety by providing unobstructed sight lines at points of ingress and egress. To mitigate vehicular traffic volumes by continuing to promote walking and bicycling. To improve safety by eliminating conflict points between automobiles and pedestrians and bicyclists. To enhance pedestrian and bicyclist access to properties within the commercial district. To encourage opportunities for shared parking, thus reducing the need for large parking lots. City Manager Judie Zimomra narrated a PowerPoint presentation of the ordinance, which also establishes standards for width, surface materials, vertical clearance, number, location, driveway separation, obstructions, visibility, pedestrian and bicycle lanes, line of sight, design, lighting, drainage, signage coverage and developed areas. Vice Mayor Doug Congress noted that the developing Inter-connectivity and Intraconnectivity interpretive guidelines for the citys shared use paths was one of five priorities, following previously addressed conditional use and permitted use permit issues. Pending priorities to be discussed include non-conforming setbacks and parking. I think that our objective is accomplished with this ordinance, said Congress, who made a motion to approve the ordinance. Mick Denham seconded the motion. During public comment on the ordinance, resident Mike Miller speaking on behalf of the Sanibel Bicycle Club offered his support for the legislation.continued on page 10Dark Skies Ordinance Compliance Date Moved To 2018by Jeff LysiakFollowing a lengthy discussion and debate over whether to push back the date of compliance for the Sanibels long-anticipated Dark Skies Ordinance mulling both a two-year and a five-year delay city council on Tuesday decided to push the legislations effective date back to January 1, 2018. The Dark Skies Ordinance, created in 2000 and adopted in 2006, was established to protect the natural beauty of Sanibels night skies as well as the habitat for our nocturnal and crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) species, particularly our sea turtles during nesting season, an informational brochure states. While all beachfront properties were required to become compliant within 60 days following adoption of the law, and all new construction was required to be built in compliance, non-beachfront properties had been scheduled to become fully compliant by January 1, 2015. Earlier this year, however, the council has discussed delaying the effective date for the ordinance. During a previous meeting, Vice Mayor Doug Congress indicated that a number of issues including safety, availability of compliant fixtures, affordability and a misunderstanding and confusion regarding compliance had been brought forward by residents. He recommended making modifications to the current ordinance in three phases, to be completed over the next five years: Phase 1 Extend deadline to comply Phase 2 Liaison and staff research and recommend specific ordinance modifications Phase 3 Develop a comprehensive community education and outreach plan to ensure compliance On Tuesday, discussions on extending the compliance deadline continued. continued on page 10 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS


520 TARPON BAY ROAD | ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S) SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COMVOTED c ooe JEWELRY STORE IN THE NATIONBEST OF THE ISLANDS SEVEN CONSECUTIVE YEARS! Proud To Be SANIBEL FIREWORKSTITLE SPONSOR 6-9 p.m. | The Dunes D D E E S S IGNE R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R D D E E S S I G N E R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R L L i l l y & & C o o o o o o o . . . . . i i s s p p r r o o u u d d to i nt r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d u u u u u u u u u u u c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c e e e e e e e e e e e e e e t t h h e e a a r r t t i i s s t i c b e a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u t t t t t t t t t t t t t y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y o o o o o o o o o o o o o o f f f f f f f f f f f f f ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 20142


3 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. Historical Museum Hosts Refuge StaffFifteen members of the JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge staff came to the Sanibel Historical Village June 11 and were taken on a tour by Karl Rodman, a long-time volunteer and now vice president of the museum board. What a great tour we received from the Sanibel Historical Village. said Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger at the JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. This village is one of our islands gems. Im glad we can partner to learn and cross promote. Westland said visitors to the refuge regularly ask staff and volunteers about the historical village and said a tour would help them talk about the village in more detail. It was a great learning experience and we had a lot of fun at the same time, said village manager Emilie Alfino. Its wonderful to host a group that is so engaged and interested in Sanibels history. Wed love to have them back any time and hope they do recommend the village to refuge visitors and friends alike. Westland has offered the same opportunity to historical village volunteers: a tour of the JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge at some time in the future. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A full guided tour takes place at 10:30 a.m. at no additional charge, depending on the availability of a docent. The museum closes for the summer after August 2 and re-opens November 5. The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $10 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit Ding Darling Refuge biologist Jeremy Conrad; Arthur Williams, intern at the refuge; and Karl Rodman, historical museum vice president and tour guide This letter is a little tardy but my sentiments are still heartfelt in the assistance I received from Billys Bike Rentals in early June. My husband and I had rented a surrey while my friend Kathleen rented a regular bike. We took off down Periwinkle Way, Kathleen riding ahead then riding back to see how far we had traversed in our slow but steady pace. After doing a little shopping at the lighthouse shops, we started back with Kathleen going ahead. Up the trail she had parked the bike and was resting under a tree saying she was dizzy and she drank all of her water. Kathleen is diabetic so she carries glucose and candy with her, but she had eaten all that she had with her. After weighing our options, I rode her bike back to Billys and told the gentlemen my dilemma and that I was going to take the van back to pick up Kathleen but didnt know what to do with the surrey. I did not want Kathleen spending any more energy pedaling. The two seasoned gentlemen and one younger gentleman quickly offered me bottles of cold water to take with me as well as a frozen candy bar. They were so calm and helpful, just saying, no problem, just leave the surrey there and we will pick it up. I did pick up Kathleen though my husband wanted to drive the surrey back. The guys pulled up shortly thereafter and again offered to load the surrey and return it to the shop but my husband took it back where we were waiting in the air conditioned van. Kathleen had obviously dropped her glucose level too low with the extra heat, humidity and exercise. Shortly after eating just half the candy bar, she was already feeling better. I never got the names of the men from Billys but will definitely promote their service to anyone I know that will be visiting Sanibel Island. I know they saved Kathleen that day. As an aside, since Ive been home, I bought myself a beach cruiser bike as I enjoyed riding their bike so much. Sincerely, Mona Cook, Cedar Rapids, Iowa CARD OF THANKS


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 20144 Historical Village Hosts First Free Admission DayAbout 93 people primarily from Sanibel and Fort Myers visited the Sanibel Historical Museum on Saturday, June 14, the first time the museum held a Free Admission Day. We decided to have this event because we hear from our own residents that they have never been to the village, said museum manager Emilie Alfino. I suppose its the same syndrome that causes New Yorkers to ignore the Empire State Building. With our goal to reach out and educate people about our islands history, we thought we should do something to entice more locals to explore the village. Once they do, we know theyll love it and return many times and bring family and friends. Board members Debbie Staley and Clivie Goodwin, as well as volunteers Lynne Campean and Ken Burgener, worked to guide the crowds and tell the stories of old Sanibel. Board vice president Karl Rodman conducted the formal tour. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village tells the story of Sanibel from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It tells of warriors, adventurers, fishermen, farmers and proprietors. The islands way of life is recreated in a village of 11 structures which have been relocated from their original sites, restored and preserved. Visitors trace the footsteps of the islands past as they meander along a handicapped accessible boardwalk lined with buildings that represent old Sanibel, as Sam Bailey used to say. Visitors can tour a pioneer home, fishing cottage, post office, schoolhouse, tea room, general store and more. Learn more at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A full guided tour takes place at 10:30 a.m. at no additional charge and depending on the availability of a docent. The museum closes for the summer after August 2 and re-opens on November 5. The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $10 for adults (18 and over); members and children are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit Free Admission Day at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Crowds at the museums Free Admission Day Free Admission Day inside the Old Bailey General Store Visitors enjoying Free Admission Day Visitors enjoying Free Admission Day Voted Best Join a Growing List of SupportersELECT MR. DENNISWorld Famous Sanibel Barber since 1984For Quality Professional HaircuttingMEN AND BOYS Razor Styling Beard Trimming etc.Sanibel Barber ShopWalk-in Shop located at Baileys Shopping CenterCall (239) 472-5626 for HoursPaid for and approved by Dennis for Sanibel Barber


5 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 Free Nature Walk For Bird Lovers At Lakes ParkMorning Meander at Lakes Park, a free nature walk with a bird patrol guide, will be offered on Saturday, July 5 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Bird walk participants should meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus and turn right. Drive to the end of the road, continuing through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the Train Station. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Participants should arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. Free with paid parking, this tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Parking is $1 per hour or $5 for all day. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576 or visit www.birdpatrol. org. Eastern Phoebe photo by Meg RousherAmerican Legion Post 123This Sunday, June 22, American Legion Post 123 will be serving barbecue ribs and chicken from 1 to 8 p.m. On Sunday, June 29, corned beef and cabbage is on the menu. Every Monday, 9-ball pool tournament action begins at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the legion offers Hump Day specials. Texas Holdem is played Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Players are welcome and must be members. Every Friday, a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich is available all day. There are daily specials as well as the popular halfpound burgers. The public is welcome. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. American Legion Post 123 is located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 4729979. Looking Back: A View Of The Captiva Hotel The Captiva Island Historical Society, which has opened its new History Gallery, is focused on presenting the history of Captiva with a series of photos. The History Gallery is accessed through the Captiva Memorial Library on Chapin Lane in Captiva. This weeks image is A view of the Captiva Hotel from its dock. The hotel, throughout its existence from 1911-1915, was also known as the Bayview Hotel, the F ishermens Lodge, and the Captiva Lodge. photo archives of the Captiva Island Historical SocietyShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF On All Full-Priced Hard Covers!* *Offer valid 06/20/2014-06/27/2014. Discount applied to the item of equal or lesser value. Must present this coupon. 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5223


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 20146 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellTis the season, hurricane season, that is. It is also the season to make sure you review your household insurance policies. Homeowners insurance policies do not include flood insurance coverage. Since many of us on Sanibel and Captiva live in flood zones, it is imperative to do your homework regarding this type of insurance coverage. Although not mandatory, it is required by most mortgage lenders for homes in flood zones and for your own financial protection, flood insurance might give you some peace of mind. Chris Heidrick of Heidrick & Company Insurance on Sanibel was our guest speaker this past week and presented some of the history of and recent updates to the National Flood Insurance Program. In 1960, Hurricane Donnas winds and water swept over Florida and states up and down the East Coast of the United States. On September 10, 1960, Donna made landfall near Marathon, Florida with winds of 130 mph and hit Fort Myers and Naples at the same intensity. Florida was the hardest hit by this storm; coastal flooding severely damaged areas of the Florida Keys and Fort Myers Beach. Estimated costs from this storm across the nation were $28.1 billion. Homeowners and businesses without flood insurance found themselves financially at risk. During the time between Hurricane Donna and the late 1960s, it had been estimated that only 5,000 communities across the nation had flood hazards. With expanded government studies, 20,000 counties and towns were determined to have flood risks. The outcome was a realization by the government that a good portion of residences and businesses in low-lying flood zones within the United States were under-insured or uninsured. A National Flood Insurance Program was needed. Heidrick said, In 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves. The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Participating communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding. Since NFIPs inception, additional legislation has been enacted to strengthen the program, ensure its fiscal soundness, and inform its mapping and insurance rate setting through expert consultation, reports and studies. There have been some revisions throughout the years, most recently in 2011 with House Bill (HR 1309), sponsored by Rep. Biggert (R-IL), increasing flood insurance premiums by 20 percent and the Senates version (S. 2940), sponsored by Sen. Johnson (D-SD), adding in climate change risk information. Changes to the NFIP came in May 2012 when Congress passed the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act (HR 5740) that would limit premium increases to 15 percent a year. It also would require the NFIP flood maps to reflect the potential for future inundation from sea level rise, increased precipitation, and increased intensity of hurricanes due to global warming. The 2012 NFIP Extension Act (HR 5740) was signed into law (Public Law 112-123). The bill represented a major step towards actuarial pricing and full accounting of climate risk. This bill authorized a new effort to bring the flood zone maps up to date. In March of this year, new legislation was passed to curb some of the premium increases in the nations flood insurance program. HR 3370, the Homeower Flood Insurance Affordability Act, sponsored by Reps. Grimn (R-NY) and Waters (D-CA). This legislation reverses some of the changes to the NFIP introduced by the Biggert-Water Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. Check with your insurance company for details. Heidrick also cautioned that you should be aware of what flood zone area your property is located in and act accordingly with all regulation required to offset your financial risk. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at Chris Heidrick 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 Island Pharmacy Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Suncatchers Dream Traders Tuttles Sea Horse Shop Last Chance For Parade EntriesThe 24th annual Independence Day Parade will be held on Friday, July 4. The theme this year is Stars & Stripes of Sanibel-Captiva. Commercial entry fee is $30, non-commercial is $15, made payable to 4th of July Parade Account. Each entry fee is for a maximum of three vehicles. Entry forms are available at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, and the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2. Entries must be submitted with payment before Friday, June 20. This years parade marshal is the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. The parade line-up will be between 8 and 8:30 a.m. on Island Inn Road and the parade will begin at 9:30 a.m., traveling from Island Inn Road at Tarpon Bay Road down Periwinkle Way to Casa Ybel Road. There will be a mandatory meeting for participants, at either 10 a.m. or 5 p.m., on Thursday, June 26 at Bank of the Islands. Entrants will receive their parade packets at the meeting, which include waiver forms and line-up number to display in the vehicle. Waiver forms for all participants on floats must be signed and submitted at the parade check-in point. Awards will be given in the following categories: Best Float Commercial Best Float Small Entry Best Nature Theme Best Float Not-for-profit Best Salute to the U.S. Military Best Original Design Best Float Family Most Patriotic Best Music Commemorative T-shirts are available for $10 each at Bank of the Islands. T-shirts will also be sold along the parade route. For more information, contact Trish Phillips at 246-2981. This years parade marshal is the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


7 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 From page 1BIG ARTS Summer CampIllustrate. Next weeks theme is Im A Rock Star. Camp for the middle school and high school kids provides half-day classes focusing on one advanced creative skill each week. In the second week of camp, the middle school and high school students learned geometric drawing. The older campers experienced the arts from other cultures during the third week as they learned Irish dancing. Next week, (June 23 to June 27) will be focused on print making. Middle school and high school students enrolled in BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp and BIG ARTS Fine Arts Apprentice Program may participate class sessions held in the morning, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., or in the afternoon, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. BIG ARTS Fine Arts Apprentice participants will be assigned volunteer service hours based on experience and on a first come, first served basis. There will be no camp classes on the July 4 holiday. Instead, campers will be invited to participate in the Independence Day parade down Periwinkle Way to present the float they will have created this season. Members of the BIG ARTS Fine Arts Apprentice Program will be asked to help with the younger campers during the parade. Camp begins at 9 a.m. and parents should provide a non-perishable snack, lunch and drink for each day their child attends. Enrollment for all age groups is on a weekly basis and costs $150 per week for children age 4 through those who will be attending fifth grade in the fall and $80 for campers who will be attending middle or high school in the fall. Tuition assistance may be available for all age groups. To discover more about the themes and classes offered each week of camp, to download the registration and application for tuition assistance forms or to reserve a space, call BIG ARTS at 3950900, stop by 900 Dunlop Road or visit BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp sponsors are Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, LAT Foundation, Hans and Leslie Fleischer and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Irish dancers, from left, Finley Mitchell, Paisley Pentecost and Lillian Crawford Power Squadron Supports Lions ProgramThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club regularly collects all sorts of eyeglasses clear, prescription and sunglasses, along with eyeglass cases and accessories in working or broken condition. Between 300 to 400 pieces are boxed and shipped to the Lions national processing facility in Indiana each year where they are repaired and refurbished, and then sent out to clinics in need throughout the United States. At the general membership meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron held on May 22, members were encouraged to support the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Thirty six glass cases, 39 pair of clear glasses, 11 pair of dark glasses, 12 pair of sunglasses, five pair of frames and several accessories were donated. Kurt Peters, a representative from the local Lions Club, addressed the meeting, thanking the members and explaining the specifics of the program. Send your editorial copy


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 20148 Island Seniors At The Center 4 LifeMeet your friends and make some new at the Center 4 Life. Browse through the following activities, then stop by to sign up. Trash & Treasures Sale will be back in November The center is now accepting donations of clean, gently used items. Drop off at the Center 4 Life Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. No books, clothes, shoes, computers or TVs. If you have any questions, call Island Seniors, Inc. at 4725743. Page Turners with Ann Rodman To be on the Page Turners list, email or contact the Center 4 Life. Oranges and Sunshine by Margaret Humphries will be discussed on Wednesday, July 9. Bring your lunch and view the movie at 12:30 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., there will be a discussion on both the book and movie. Watercolor & Collage with Bea Pappas Fridays, June 20 and 27 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Additional sessions will be available May 30, June 6 and 13. Work from a still life in watercolor. Pappas will also be teaching an easy approach to collage, both figurative and abstract. Collage can be worked from torn magazines, found papers, which include book pages or handmade papers. Cost is $20 per session for members and $25 for non-members. If working in watercolor, bring artist quality paint and paper or purchase paper for $4 a sheet. Collage artists will need a pint of fluid matte medium, scissors, papers, magazines and substrates. Substrates can be watercolor paper, canvas, canvas board or mat board. Games: Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Mahjongg Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Tuesday Kayaking July 1 at 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Island Seniors, Inc. will provide kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses, towel, hat and change of clothing. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Fitness Classes Classes are available and all ages are welcome. Cost is $3.50 for members and $6 for non-members. Annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. This class keeps your brain fit and your heart, lungs and muscles strong with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises and balance. Hand weights, stretch cords and your body weight will be used. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought for the day. Silvia Villanueva is the instructor. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords, stability balls and mats are used. Improve core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Patricia Gennity is the instructor. For more information on programs or to join Island Seniors, call 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way. Cell Phone Lot Relocated At AirportBeginning this week, the cell phone lot at Southwest Florida International Airport will move to its new location at Airport Plaza, in the center median of the airport entrance road. The new lot is located prior to the existing lot and travelers will need to be aware they will now exit Terminal Access Road to the left instead of the right. Signage has been changed to assist drivers. The cell phone lot is always open and offers people who are picking up friends and family at Southwest Florida International Airport a convenient place to wait for a short amount of time. The new lot will have 75 spaces twice the capacity of the existing one and is adjacent to Airport Plaza, which has a gas station and 7-Eleven convenience store. For more information, visit www. or on Facebook at Now Accepting 2 Years Olds! For applications, scholarships and more information call 472-0497 A ministry of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Florida DCF #C20LE0116 Register NOW for term beginning August 18 Classes offered for 2, 3 and 4 year olds VPK provider Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service 302.569.2399NEW on SANIBEL/CAPTIVA (Residents) Fun to LearnCall Your Piano TEACHERMs. Gina Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591"Let us Pamper You!"LINDA MARISA JEANNE JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE( b btnf) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am a y -Saturda y 10am e craft y m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS! 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9 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 What Does WRRDA Mean To Your Community?submitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPAThe first water resources bill in seven years is on the presidents desk, and thats good news for communities around the country (and along the coast) eager to get some projects into gear. Simply put, the Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA) authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to undertake various water resources projects crucial to our nations coast, ports and waterways. This federal investment in crucial infrastructure touches almost every sector of our economy, and will launch a number of significant projects around the country. This broad reach and value can be seen in the Congressional support the bill generated. The Conference Committee resolved differences between the House and Senate WRRDA bills in a final version on May 15, in a rare show of bipartisanship the House voted 412-4 to approve the conference report on May 20. The Senate followed suit with a 91-7 vote on May 22, so all thats pending is President Obamas signature. For coastal communities, heres what WRRDA has in store: When coastal storm damage reduction projects like beach restoration projects were first authorized, they were only authorized for 50 years. That time is expiring for a number of projects. Congress made it a top priority to extend those projects an additional 15 years, and the policy was successfully included in the final language of the bill. In addition, any project reaching the end of its authorization over the next five years will have its authorization extended for another three years so long-term projects wont be left in the lurch over funding options. WRRDA will cement into law the current corps process of completing a project study within three years and will involve all three levels of the corps (district, division and headquarters). Before this change, project studies could take a decade or more. It will create an accelerated permit process for projects and enable completed feasibility studies to move seamlessly into preconstruction, engineering and design (PED) while awaiting final approval from the corps. Before, a great deal of time was spent waiting to move forward to the next step. The bill speeds up the environmental permitting process by requiring early collaboration between the secretary of the army and federal agencies that approve projects, thus establishing hard project deadlines and quickening the evaluation and permit process. This will allow potential problems to surface early in the process where they can more easily be remedied. Before WRRDA, the USACE did not have the authority for obtaining alternative funding opportunities from non-federal interests and private sector investments to supplement current federal funds. This meant that projects that were not funded by Congress could not be constructed, even if local and state governments were willing to fund them. WRRDA calls for the establishment of a Water Infrastructure Public Private Partnership Program, which will allow the secretary of the army to engage public-private partnerships as a financing mechanism for authorized water resource development projects. With WRRDA, state and local governments may be able to receive credit for undertaking feasibility studies or constructing authorized federal projects as long as the work meets corps criteria. WRRDA will enhance community safety by strengthening dams and levees and improve the corps ability to respond to extreme weather events by granting non-federal (e.g. state and local governments) interests the ability to manage projects and by substantially increasing the trigger amount civil works projects must meet from $45 million to $200 million they have to be reviewed before a civil works review board. This WRRDA bill provided Congress the opportunity to make much-needed policy reforms that prioritize water resource projects and cut down on wasteful taxpayer spending. WRRDA will require the assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA) to annually publish nonfederal interest funding requests and policy proposals whether or not supported by the administration. It also requires the ASA to submit an annual Report to Congress on Future Water Resource Development. WRRDA requires the ASA to make specific recommendations to Congress regarding the Post-Sandy Comprehensive Study. This doesnt even touch on the investment in ports, waterways and other water resources embraced by the bill; more details are available from numerous sources including gov/wrrda/conference.htm. Call 239-472-5300 Reservations & Departure CAPTIVA CRUISES Daily trips to this pristine island for swimming, shelling and adventure. Cruise Pine Island Sound and enjoy an amazing aernoon dolphin show.Cayo Costa State ParkDaily Dolphin CruisesVisit us at historic McCarthys Marina on Captiva. Summer Family Fun Live music, full cash bar and rst class service aboard the Lady Chadwick.Sunset Serenade CruisesCome aboard our 45 funtastic Adventure sailing catamaran.Aernoon & Sunset SailsDaily cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa and Boca Grande Reserve now for our 4th and 5th of July Fireworks Cruises To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Dr. Jose H. Leal, Ph.D. Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Angela Larson Roehl 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 Kristy SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak From page 1Dark Skies OrdinanceOn what date in the future does this community, as a whole, want to establish for compliance? asked Congress. In stark reality, we still have a long way to go before we achieve compliance. Congress suggested that it would take several months to determine modifications to the current ordinance, which will be followed by a comprehensive, well thought-out education plan. Given that dark sky issues are not a major problem or a high priority, he added, At the end of the day, five years does not seem like a long time to me. Mick Denham suggested a two-year moratorium for compliance, telling his fellow council members that if the ordinance is delayed for five years, People will continue to do nothing. Look at this 15 years (since the ordinance was created) and it still didnt happen, said Marty Harrity, who said that in another five years, the issue will likely be revisited by council. I dont necessarily think that we have a problem. I still have questions on (dark skies) and I sit up here, added Jim Jennings, who offered that the city develop an ordinance thats reasonable. He also supported Congress five-year plan. Opening the issue up to public comment, resident Bob Holder said that accepting a five-year delay is kicking the can down the road. A five-year plan simply gives people an opportunity to procrastinate, said Claudia Burns. A lot of education has occurred, but people may just choose to ignore it. If they havent complied in 15 years, then theyre not gonna comply in another five, added Alice Moore, who supported a delay between 18 months and two years. Several other residents spoke in favor of pushing the compliance date back only two years. Ruane responded by noting that a number of citizens had informed him that they did not support the Dark Skies Ordinance, but could not attend Tuesdays meeting. Im not necessarily convinced that people want a Dark Skies Ordinance, he said. You cant enforce this thing, so its a bad piece of legislation, added Harrity, who suggested that the council send the ordinance back to the planning commission so they could bring it up to speed. Ruane agreed, calling the current ordinance confusing. He then suggested that the planning commission make appropriate tweaks to the document, allow the public to contribute their input and have the city incorporate a phasedin approach in order to achieve compliance. He also called a five-year delay just throwing a dart. We have a pot thats about to boil over, responded Congress, noting the January 1, 2015 target date. I dont want to put an unachievable deadline out there. After some additional debate, Ruane made a motion to delay the compliance date for the ordinance for only three years, establishing January 1, 2018 as the new deadline. He offered a phase-in approach for the legislation, seeking 33 percent compliance after year one, 66 percent compliance following the second year and 100 percent compliance in three years. In addition, the mayor suggested sending the ordinance back to the planning commission for modifications, which he hoped would be completed within 90 days. Jennings seconded the motion to approve the three-year plan, adding that the education plan following passage should be realistic. Councilors unanimously approved Ruanes motion, 5 to 0. From page 1Connectivity OrdinanceAt the margin, I think this will help improve traffic problems, he said. By removing even a few vehicles, I think it will be improved. Zimomra also noted that the council may, from time to time, amend this illustrated guide to aid in the administration and interpretation of the above guidelines for Inter-and Intra-connectivity. Council approved the ordinance, along with the accompanying interpretive guidelines, with a unanimous vote. In other business, an ordinance was introduced that will require reflective tape wrapping to be installed on all new telecommunications support structures taller than 75 feet above ground level. The proposed legislation will have its second reading and public hearing on July 22 at 9:15 a.m. Also, Denham was appointed the citys voting delegate for the Florida League of Cities upcoming annual conference. Resort Housing Expansion Approvedby Jeff LysiakWith a unanimous vote, the Sanibel City Council approved an ordinance that will allow redeveloped one bedroom resort housing units to increase to a maximum of 600 square feet. The amended Land Development Code, which will not increase the average occupancy rate /residential density for resort housing uses, the permitted maximum land area covered with permeable surfaces or permitted building heights, was determined to be essential in furthering the citys goals of encouraging the redevelopment and rehabilitation of shortterm occupancy properties on the island. It makes a lot of sense, based upon todays travelers wants and needs, said Vice Mayor Doug Congress, who noted that during discussions on the matter at the planning commission which helped develop the draft ordinance the suggestion of including architectural design guidelines and standards was debated; however, the commission did not want to muddy the waters and moved the legislation forward to council, where a debate on establishing design guidelines and/or standards could take place. To me, I think its important that we have some sort of architectural guidelines, said Mick Denham. Jimmy Jordan, director of the citys planning department, told the council that continued on page ??ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201410


11 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 Graduation At Summit Christian PreschoolSummit Christian Preschool at Sanibel Community Church held its year-end celebration on May 27. Leslie Celestin, the preschool director, invited all the parents and families for an evening of celebration starting with dinner and a program of recognition for those children who have completed VPK and are now ready for kindergarten. Honored students who are ready for kindergarten were Rivkah Livermon, Scarlett Strauss, Jackie Chavez-Santana, Keiran Kerscher, Hayden Fuller, Tony Gomez and Eva Anderson-Kilgore. The preschoolers took the stage to show their parents some of the highlights of what they have learned. Students include Karminday Schafer, Aiden Jarvis, Jayden Alonso, Chloe Selby, Brooks Selby, Ty Strauss, Korynn Livermon, Eva Anderson-Kilgore, Hayden Fuller, Keiran Kerscher, Rivkah Livermon, Scarlett Strauss, Jackie Chavez-Santana, and Tony Gomez. Enrollment is now open for preschoolers ages 2 and 3 and 4-year-old VPK. Summit Christian Preschool is fully accredited under Summit Christian School of Fort Myers. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys). Call 472-2684 for more information. VPK graduates Olympics Week At Sanibel ChristianStudents at Sanibel Christian Preschool participated in Olympicinspired activities during the second week of their summer session. Olympics Week events included baseball, relay races, block mazes and obstacle courses as avenues for learning about teamwork and perseverance. The students were also given opportunities to express what they learned through Olympic-inspired artwork. All students received medals and trophies for their hard work. The preschool, a ministry of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, is currently accepting applications for the term beginning on August 18. The preschool offers classes for 2-, 3and 4-year-old VPK children, as well individualized attention with small class sizes. Scholarship assistance is available. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 472-0497. Students from Sanibel Christian Preschool, along with Director Laura Miltner and teacher Ana Abella, celebrate some of their medals from Olympics Week Our email address is Summit Wins Best Of Sanibel AwardSummit Christian School at Sanibel Community Church has been selected for the 2014 Best of Sanibel Award in the Private & Parochial Schools category by the Sanibel Award program. Each year, the Sanibel Award program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Sanibel area a continued on page 42


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201412 FREDERICK E. LEWIS SR.A great and gallant man, Frederick E. Lewis Sr., 91, lost his 20-year long battle of having suffered multiple strokes on Wednesday, May 28 at Hope Hospice, Shell Point. Born in Cockeysville, Maryland, Fred was the son of the late Guy and Minnie Lewis and was predeceased by his siblings David, Neil, Faye and Harry. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1939 at the age of 17, was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba until WWII erupted. He spent the next five years in the Southwest Pacific, losing two ships in battle during his career. He was a chief gunners mate and ships photographer. He returned to Baltimore, Maryland in March, 1946, where he married his beloved Rose Cavanaugh on St. Patricks Day. They were married for 66 years until her passing in 2012. Fred and Rose were the proud parents of 10, grandparents to 18, and great grandparents to 13. Fred worked for the Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. for 25 years, then owned and operated L&W Marine Construction Co. on the Magothy River. Everyone on the river knew Fred on his 42 Hoopers Island Drake Tail bay built boat. What a sight to see! He was always available to lend a hand to family, friends and neighbors whenever there was a time of need.The Lewises moved to Lee County in June 1982, enjoying semi-retirement, traveling and sunshine. Fred continued working, making many friends along the way.He was predeceased by his loving wife Rose and their first son Frederick. He is survived by his children Linda (Jim), Fred Jr. (Debbie), Patricia, Jan, Paige, David (Terry), Mary Jo (Matt), Steven (Liz) and Thomas (Kirke); grandchildren Jessica, Brett (Sarah), Jennifer, Jay (Tuesday), Megan (John), Corrie Ann (Todd), Cara (Brandon), Matthew, Heather (James), Ryan (Cori), Paul (Christina), Neil, Evan (Ashleigh), Christopher (Katie), Scott (Samantha), Colin, Fiona and Ailsa; great grandchildren Sandra, Taylor, Nathan, Emily, Grace, Noah, Gracie, Ainsley, Kellen, Kai, Gillian, Cooper, Reece and, soon to arrive, baby Olivia and baby Miles. Private funeral services will be held on June 22. This incredible man will be missed by all who knew him. The family thanks the countless medical personnel who have assisted them in this arduous battle. A special thanks to Valerie Leonard, his caregiver for five years, who is forever in their hearts. We love you and will miss you always Pop. BARBARA ANN EZZELL HOGGATTBeloved wife, mother, sister, friend and partner Barbara passed away peacefull on June 8, 2014. Barbara was a longtime resident of Sanibel Island and is survived by her husband David, daughter Celia Heppner, brothers Andrew and Phillip Ezzell, and sister Teresa Ezzell.Barbara was born on December 2, 1947 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Robert and Isabelle Ezzell. After high school, she attended Ball State University where she met David. They were married on September 5, 1971. Barbara and David worked for a brief time in Davids parents hardware store in Sheridan, Indiana. As the creative spirit started stirring in them, they started looking for something they could do together. A short time later, they started the Touch of Earth pottery shop in Atlanta, Indiana and eventually made their way to Sanibel Island, Florida to start the A Touch of Sanibel Pottery shop in 1981. In 1984, Celia was born. She and her husband, Matthew Heppner, now reside in Dallas, Texas, along with Barbaras two granddogs.Over the past two decades, Barbara has been closely involved with several ministries at Sanibel Community Church. In 2006, Barbara and David sold their shop on Sanibel and, following the Lords lead, moved to Kansas City, Missouri and started The Potters Hand, a pottery shop where they ministered to many individuals through the International House of Prayer. In July 2010, they moved back to Sanibel and six months later, Barbara was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her family has been blessed to have had the time God gave with her. Barbara loved the Lord Jesus with all of her heart, and her gentle spirit touched everyone that she met. She retained her kind nature and quick sense of humor through the last days of her life. A memorial service will be held at Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida, on Saturday, July 5 at 10 a.m., with a light lunch afterwards in the churchs Fellowship Hall. All who knew her are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hope Hospice in Barbaras memory. Her favorite Bible verse was 2 Chronicles 7:14: if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Her constant prayer was for the church and our nation to deeply grasp the meaning of this scripture and for God to be glorified. Friends may sign the guestbook at OBITUARY Join Us This Sunday Morning for Praise and WorshipNew Sanibel Baptist ChurchSo then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Rom. 10:17 KJV Traditional Worship Service Biblical Preaching &Teaching Your Favorite Hymns and Gospel Songs Warm and Loving FellowshipMEETING IN THE SANDPIPER ROOM OF THE SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT HOTEL 1451 MIDDLE GULF DRIVE SANIBEL, FL CHURCH PHONE 239-671-55029:00 AM Sunday Bible Study 10:00 AM Sunday Worship ServiceSanibel Baptist Church is a branch church of Southwest Baptist Church, Fort Myers, Florida and is associated with the Royal Palms Baptist Association of Southern Baptist Churches OBITUARY ROBERT LOUIS THOMPSONRobert Bob Louis Thompson passed away peacefully at the HealthPark Hospice House in Fort Myers on June 3, 2014. Robert is lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years and 10 months, Berdenna White Thompson; his sister Kathleen Thompson Shirkey; a daughter and son-in-law Helene and Lew Phillips, Jr.; grandsons and their wives Lewis and Melissa Phillips, III and Kory and Cassie Phillips; grandsons Ian and Kevin Barrie; granddaughters Kacie and Tara Phillips and great-grandchildren Dakota Skye Phillips, Andrea Berrian and Georgia Phillips. Robert is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Gladys Thompson of Michigan, and a daughter, Dianne Ruth Barrie of Ohio. Robert was a dedicated educator (teacher and principal) for 30 years and was one of the founding board members for the City of Sanibels Center 4 Life Program on Sanibel. He was an avid sailor, racquetball player, sports enthusiast, optimist, connoisseur of lemon meringue pie and the best Santa Claus ever! A memorial service will be held at St. Michaels Episcopal Church on Sanibel on Monday, June 30 at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. OBITUARY


13 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 MARY M. THOMASMary M. Thomas was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on August 21, 1924 and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio at age 9. She moved to Sanibel in 1974 with her husband James O. Thomas (Jim #1) and family. She opened Island Garage and Island Gifts in 1975. James O. Thomas Jim #1 passed away in June 2001. Mary owned and operated both businesses until she went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2014. OBITUARY Family Beach DaySanibel Community Church is having a Family Beach Day on Saturday, June 28, sponsored by Children and Family Life and H2O ministries. Lunch will be provided; burgers, dogs, chips and drinks. Bring a dessert, veggies or fruit to share. Families of all ages are welcome togather on the causeway beach between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bring your beach chairs, towels, toys and sunscreen. For more information, visit or call Kathy at 472-2684. St. Andrew Catholics Alumni, Anniversary EventsSt. Andrew Catholic Grade School is currently seeking all alumni since the opening of the school 25 years ago. The first ever alumni reunion and the formation of the St. Andrew School Alumni Association will take place on November 2 during the Parish 50th Anniversary Year Mass at 1:15 p.m.; an Outdoor Parish Concert will also be held from 3 to 5 p.m. On November 8, the Silver & Gold Jubilee Gala (which includes an alumni reception) will take place at the Weston Ballroom at Tarpon Point Resort in Cape Coral. For more information on the parish and school anniversary year plans and festivities, visit www.saintandrewsilverand Church To Feature TED TalksSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will feature Ted Talks on Sundays from June 22 to July 27 at 9 a.m. How can anyone say there is good news about poverty? What does it mean to face debilitating injuries after one has been shot and wounded? What would it be like to give away millions of dollars? These and other questions will addressed in several programs being presented by the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ as part of its Summer Sunday Seminar Series. Video presentations by a range of speakers, including Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, Melinda and Bill Gates and U-2 member and activist Bono, will be shown. Discussion following each presentation will be led by the churchs Senior Pastor, John Danner. continued on page 14 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 Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201414 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study, 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. Rabbi Myra Soifer. For information call 239-395-2544. CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 9, 2014 thru April 26, 2015 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. NEW SANIBEL CHURCH, SBC Join us for worship Sunday mornings in the Sandpiper Room of The Sundial Beach Resort Hotel. 9 a.m. Bible Fellowship and 10 a.m. Worship. For information call 239671-5502. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 a.m. Traditional in historic Chapel. 9 a.m. Contemporary and 11 a.m. Traditional in new Sanctuary. 10:15 a.m. Courtyard Fellowship. 10:45 a.m. Sunday school. 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 Chapel Service 7:45 a.m., Full Service 10 a.m. 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. 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., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m., Wednesday Evening Service 6 p.m. (Followed by Potluck Supper on the 1st Wednesday) For more information call 4722173 or visit UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email Carpenters Cafe Hosts Trivia NightBeginning on Thursday night, June 26, The Carpenters Caf on the campus of Sanibel Community Church will debut a weekly trivia night. The caf opens at 6:30 p.m., with trivia starting up at 7 p.m. Bring your friends or just bring yourself; teams can be any size. Offering a fun, mixed genre trivia night (although there might be a Bible question slipped in), there will be an awesome prize for the winning team. Come join your friends and neighbors on Thursday evenings for some trivia night fun. From page 13Church TED TalksTED Talks are produced by TED, a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading ideas and fostering conversation. Begun in 1984, TED started as a conference bringing together technology, entertainment and design. Subsequently it has expanded to feature people from a variety of disciplines and cultures. The program is free and open to the public. For further information, and a schedule of the presentations, visit the church website at 35th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club July 4th, 2014 ROAD RALLY We Rally for Island Youth! Starts Noon at Timbers Restaurant Registration Forms: Baileys, Sanibel Caf, San-Cap Community Bank and For Further Informtion Contact: Randy @ 239-699-8739 or Richard @ 239-292-4631 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201416 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur B ottom Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on a c es C C ll n P in t Pr i es C C i i Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Catch And Release Snook Bite Going Offby Capt. Matt MitchellA full moon and the big tide extremes all week had the fish really chewing well. Usually fishing around the full moon most of the year, things never seem quite right and although you can and will catch some fish, its just never as good as it is on other preferred moon phases. The full moon in June, though, is a whole other thing; it means lots of female spawning snook on the beaches and around the passes. This held true all week long with some really big snook caught and released on every trip and lots of bigger ones that got away before they could pose for a photo and be carefully released. Often when the snook bite was going off, anglers on my boat this week were doing good to pull one out of three big fish out from around the structure. Sometimes, no matter what the angler did, these hard charging fish in a strong moving tide could be just about impossible to get clear from the ambush spots where they sit and feed. Feel lucky if you even get to see some of these hogs on the surface before they part ways. Broken leaders, lines, straightened hooks and even the second exploded fishing rod in less than a month were all just part of the daily snook action I experienced this week Fishing with heavy spinning tackle loaded up with 30-pound braid and a 60-pound leader was often just not enough to get the job done. Grabbing the spool to turn a hard running fish before it made it back to the structure increased your odds a little but was far from a sure thing for landing one of these fish. The hard thump that feels pretty much like a sonic boom through your arms as your bait gets sucked down and then the roughly tenth of a second before the drag of your reel is screaming is the signature move of a full grown snook. There are just lots of big snook around right now and on the right tide and set up, this catch and release fishery is just about as good as I can ever remember it being. Both catch and release snook fishing and redfish action this week were the best its been for some time. Snook action around the passes was most productive on the lower water periods both at the end of the outgoing tide and then again on the first part of the incoming tides. Once the tide got up higher, it seemed the bite in the passes slowed and it was time to switch gears and go mangrove fishing for redfish. Some of my favorite mangrove shorelines where just loaded up with lots of upper and over the slot sized reds. Im catching both of these species on a wide variety of baits but for me the pinfish has been the catch-all bait. Rig these pinfish with a weight in the fast moving pass water to keep them down close to the bottom or hook them in the tail and free line them up under the mangroves for redfish. Things are really starting to quiet down as far as the number of boats and fishermen out on the water. One real plus of this is that the fish are seeing much less pressure than they have in months and are not so spooky and hesitant to eat a well presented bait offering. Get out early all summer long before its too hot and the almost daily afternoon thunderstorms roll though. Although June 1 marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, it also is the start of the best big fish fishing and the most fishing options anglers are offered all year long. 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 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; or call 395-1213. Jake from New Jersey with a slot sized snook caught and released while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Fishing gear can kill birds, reptiles and mammals BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


17 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 Birds Eye ViewVirunga National Parkby Mark Bird WestallI mentioned a few weeks ago that I was tired of always talking about the doom and gloom that seems to be happening to the natural environment here on Sanibel and the rest of the world. So I told a positive story about how the Internet was being used by the Ashaninka Indians, a tribe that lives in a very remote part of the Amazon Basin along the border between Brasil and Peru, to help them fight the destruction that illegal logging causes to their land. Well, here is another little bit of good news for the environment, and Ill bet the Internet and regular folks like you and me played a major part influencing how it came to be. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced during the second week of June that the hunt for oil was to be halted in Africas oldest national park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga National Park is a Unesco World Heritage site and home to more than 200 endangered mountain gorillas, but like so many other wild places in the world, large land leases for oil exploration had been given out in the park by the government and, in this case, threatened its status as a World Heritage site. The WWF (and others) sued to stop the oil exploration and Soco International PLC, a London-based multinational oil company, finally agreed to pull out of Virunga within the next 30 days and promised to stay out of all other World Heritage sites around the globe. Now, environmental groups such as the WWF have been suing those that are destroying the environment for decades with generally very little success. What seems to be the difference this time is that the environmental organization credited individual participation, along with strong support from the U.S. State Department and members of Congress. I would be willing to bet that the 750,000 global activists that used the internet to voice their opinion to their government representatives and Soco was a major reason the WWF lawsuit was taken seriously. Here locally, I have tried to generate a public outcry against the environmental damage caused by our governing watermanagement bodies that seem to listen more to special-interest lobbying groups than they do to the citizens who live in south Florida. The success cited above concerning Virunga National Park, I feel, was primarily generated by individual people simply voicing their strong convictions over the internet. We, as individuals, could (and should) be using these same resources to protect our local environment. I have said for years that most politicians these days are not really leaders anymore; but rather, they are poll takers who listen to whoever speaks to them the loudest. In the past, when a few concerned citizens went to the effort to voice their opinion to Congress, their combined voices could not come close to outweighing the power of special-interest campaign contributions. But now, with the help of the internet, 750,000 individual voices could level the playing field a little. I think the politicians would listen to that many voices. So get involved... even if it is only while sitting in front of your computer. Be an activist! Thinking of Virunga: I will probably never get there to see the mountain gorillas myself, but I am reminded of a scene in the movie, Gorillas In The Mist. The scene has Sigourney Weavers character (Dian Fossey) sitting in the grass amongst the gorilla group and the huge silver-back comes over to her and puts his hand in hers. That scene represents my belief that humans and animals can coexist, if only we would give it half a chance. I know the scene has Hollywood written all over it, but I have always believed and still do that most of our fear towards any wild creature is borne out of our ignorance, not theirs. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit for more information. 6/27/14 Since 1978We serve it fresh....Raw Bar Open Thursday & Friday!! Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday)472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road*Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013 Restaurant Open 7 Days 5pm 9pmSushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays! Friday is Lobstah Night! Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:00pm Midnight 36 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!* Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight ....or we dont serve it at all!Timbers Hours: 5 -9pm 13 Dinners for $15 before 6pm To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201418 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.2233 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.2233 COUPON 20% Off 20% Off in The Museum Store with Paid Admission to The Museum Become a Member and Receive 30% Off 30% Off And Free Admission Become A Golden Olive Member and Receive 30% Off 30% Off, Free Admission Plus A Free Gift Valued at $100! Plus A Free Gift Valued at $100! All Current Members Receive 30% Off 30% Off in The Museum Store Fish Caught Michael Cohn holds the blue parrot fish photo by Charles Sobczak. Ablue parrot fish, one of the prettiest fish found in all of Florida, was photographed last month off Islamorada in the Florida Keys. It was caught by Michael Cohn. The fish not a local species was released unharmed. Russ Thomas from England, caught this 38-inch snook while drift-fishing in Redfish Pass on May 15 while fishing with Capt. John Houston. I was using a live pinfish on light tackle and the weather was windy and sunny, Thomas reported. Fish Caught Russ Thomas with a 38-inch snook Sanibel resident Charles Sobczak caught this relatively uncommon grey triggerfish measuring 17 inches at the fork and 22 inches overall. It weighed over three pounds and was caught over hard limestone bottom in approximnately 100 feet of water. The grey triggerfish is arguably the best eating fish in the Gulf of Mexico and they are only found inshore in their juvenile stage, seldom longer than two or three inches, Sobczak said. He was fishing with a drop-rig using small squid pieces as bait. Fish Caught Charles Sobczak holding a large triggerfish A Grand Slam was accomplished late last week on Sea Reed Charters in the waters of Sanibel. Jack Anderson from New Hampshire caught a 29-inch snook (pictured), a 20-inch redfish, 16-inch trout and a tarpon estimated at 90 pounds. Fish Caught Jack Anderson with one of his catchesShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


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ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201420 Prescribed Burns Planned For Summersubmitted by Toni Westland, Supervisory Refuge Ranger, JN Ding Darling NWRDuring the 2014 summer season, the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting prescribed burns on the Bailey Tract, Legion Curve and San-Cap units on Sanibel Island. Last August, a prescribed burn was conducted on the Bailey Tract, which is a part of the refuge, located on Tarpon Bay Road. Only half of the burn was completed before the weather changed putting plans out of prescription. Thus, the prescribed fire activities were suspended for the day and ultimately the season. With favorable weather conditions approaching, the refuge, along with local partners, plans to finish the prescribed burn at the Bailey Tract and other locations. Detailed prescribed fire burn plans have been approved by regional fire experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and authorization will be obtained from the state of Florida immediately prior to conducting prescribed burns. The refuge will implement prescribed burning as soon as the prescribed conditions are present. USFWS firefighters from the Southern Florida/Caribbean Fire District and other agency partners, including the National Park Service and Florida Forest Service, will be conducting the burns. Prescribed burns are planned to minimize impacts on people and wildlife. Units are burned in small blocks to minimize smoke impacts. The refuge is committed to the safety of our neighbors, said Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik. These burns are being conducted to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private lands, which may pose a wildfire threat. These prescribed burns will also restore marsh and grassland areas, control invasive woody vegetation, and increase the diversity of native plants and wildlife. Prescribed burns have been conducted for many years at the refuge and have demonstrated to be a cost-effective tool for reducing the risk of serious wildfires. Due to difficulties in predicting weather, the refuge is not able to notify the public of the exact day the prescribed burn will be conducted. However, landowners adjacent to the burn areas and local fire departments will be notified as soon as conditions warrant the scheduling of a burn, usually within 24 to 48 hours advanced notice. During prescribed burns, portions of the refuge may be closed to public access. Please abide by all signs, road closures and instructions about closed areas provided by law enforcement and fire personnel. Questions about the prescribed burns can be directed to the refuge office at 472-1100 ext. 237. A public information officer will be available on the day of the burn (location to be determined). Carefully planning and conducting managed burns can prevent the likelihood of catastrophic wildfires and help preserve the natural ecology of the area. This technique, called prescribed fire, will reduce the amount of dried vegetation or fuel. Fire managers evaluate environmental conditions such as temperature, relative humidity, recent rainfall, wind speed and direction, soil moisture and fuel conditions in order to determine the type of burn that can be conducted. Following a predefined prescription allows fire management officers to establish the desired fire behavior (intensity, flame length, direction of fire spread and smoke). These prescribed fires are planned and carefully conducted by well-trained and experienced wildland firefighters operating under strict conditions, known as prescriptions. These prescriptions dictate the number of qualified firefighters needed to conduct the burn as well as the types and number of equipment required to safely complete the burn. Smoke is another concern, therefore, plans call for specific wind conditions to minimize smoke impacts to roads and communities. A prescribed fire will not be conducted if the prescription cannot be met. If the proper wind conditions and relative humidity are not present on the day of the planned burn, the burn will not be conducted. To address safety and wildland fire issues on Sanibel, the refuge partnered with the City of Sanibel, the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District, and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation to form the Sanibel Firewise Task Force. As a homeowner, there are many things that you can do to reduce the wildfire risk around your home. Suggestions include: trimming dead palm fronds and any tall grasses near the home; pruning large, leafy hardwood trees so the lowest branches are six to 10 feet high; removing combustible materials such as gasoline containers, firewood and building supplies from being stored under or around the home; and keeping mulch and other landscaping material well watered. continued on page 42 Dine on Captiva with Water Views Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 p Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434


21 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Common Loon; The Great Northern Diverby Patricia MolloyThe common loon (Gavia immer) is famous for its haunting cries from the water. Woooooo! But these specialist fish-eating ducks actually have a wide repertoire of vocalizations that vary depending on the message they are trying to convey. Wails between male and female partners may be saying, Over here, honey! Calls, described as laughs, are used to convey things like, Danger, Will Robinson! Human approaching. Yodels are utilized by males only with bodies flat against the waters surface and necks extended and are likely a loons way of saying, Back off, pal! I was here first. In early June, a female common loon, patient #1423, was admitted to CROW on Sanibel after being found down and lethargic. Upon presentation, no physical injuries were detected. Blood work was performed which indicated that the quiet bird was severely anemic. After a week of rest and nutrient-rich food, the patients progress was at a standstill. Shes about the same. Shes on iron once a week, explained Kate Bender, wildlife rehabilitation specialist. Its odd because theres not a place we can find where shes losing blood. The wildlife specialists at CROW will continue to monitor the progress of this exceptional bird while providing an environment in which she will receive plenty of rest. They are hopeful that the loon will soon be well enough to return to her summer breeding grounds in the Northern U.S. and Canada. There, her rather drab winter feathers will turn into the characteristically stunning black-andwhite summer breeding plumage and her black eyes will become a glittering red. After spending a busy summer breeding, nesting and raising little baby loons on a picturesque northern lake, she will likely return to the gentle gulf waters of Sanibel for a well-earned winter break. The areas rich wildlife cannot afford its own medical insurance. To help CROW treat sick and injured pelicans, gopher tortoises, bunny rabbits and of course, this extraordinary common loon, go to the clinics website (www.crowclinic. org) and make a donation. If you prefer a more hands-on approach, consider volunteering your time to feed native and migratory patients. Training is provided. Contact volunteer coordinator JoEllen Urasky at 472-3644 ext. 229. 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: The female common loon, patient #1423, relaxes during one of her daily tub-time sessions 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive 634 N. Yachtsman Drive Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots


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ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201424 Lets SHOP Till We Drop Collars, Harnesses & Leads Great Pet Toys Pet Beds & Carriers Breed Speci c Items Cat Stuff Too! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.1464 fax 239.395.1458 Specializing in all Natural Pet Food and Treats Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio!Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining Snowy Plover Nesting StatisticsThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) staff and volunteers monitor snowy plover nesting on Sanibel. Last week took a toll and as of May 30, the nest total for snowy plovers is 14: Three are active with eggs Four have hatched but of the 10 chicks total, only two chicks remain and two have fledged One additional nest hatched on June 4 with three chicks but the chicks have not been seen since then One was lost due to human interference Four were lost due the depredation One was lost either due to abandonment or depredation If you have questions, or would like to know more, call SCCF at 472-2329. Snowy plover with eggs photo by Hugh McLaughlin Rob Hapke from Sullivan, Missouri found a lions paw on Captiva. He was staying at Captiva Shores. Shell Found Rob Hapke Lynn and Tom Singer, frequent visitors to Sanibel, found a lightning whelk, fighting conch and cockle shell on the last day of their 14-day stay. The shells were found on June 6 near Middle Gulf Drive. Lynn said, We visit every year and love the island and people. The Singers are from Somerset, Pennsylvania. Shells Found Lynn and Tom Singer Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


25 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 The 48 Hour Film Projectby Di SaggauTeam members and sponsors for a film project are needed for a unique film-making experience. Christopher Bright is Technical Director for BIG ARTS on Sanibel Island. He is also founder and creative director for Bright Idea Media Group. Its a local production company that sponsors a team for The 48 Hour Film Project, an international filmmaking competition that takes place in over 20 countries. Right now, he is looking for actors and crew members to round out his team that will compete in the Tampa project the weekend of August 15 to 17. Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 15, each team selects a film genre from a hat. All teams are assigned a character, line of dialogue and prop that must be included in the final film. Teams have 48 hours to write, produce, edit and deliver a finished 4 to 7 minute film, based on the genre they selected. Films are due no later than 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 17. After going to Tampa for the event kick-off, Bright and his core production team will return to our area to work with the rest of the team. The filming will be done here. This is a great opportunity to learn about filmmaking and to meet others with similar interests. The finished film is also a great advertising outlet for businesses, as the film will be shown in various locations around the Southwest Florida area as well as Tampa. Anyone interested in being a team member or helping with fundraising should contact Bright at or call 565-3356. In addition to the excitement and challenge associated with creating a film in only two days, there are opportunities and awards available. All of the films in each city compete head-to-head for the Best of award. Each city winner from around the world is then also submitted into the International Challenge, and the grand prize winner goes on to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival as well as receiving a number of other prizes. Each city has its own awards. The finished film is also entered into numerous other film festivals, including the Naples and Fort Myers festivals. Christopher Bright and Andrew Wilbanks at work on a film 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201426 Plant SmartGardeniaby Gerri ReavesGardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) has long been prized in the American South for its fragrant flowers and attractive evergreen foliage. A native of China, it is related to the coffee plant and the popular shrub ixora. The flowers bloom in spring and early summer. Even people who love the gardenias fragrance can find it overpowering, so take care where you plant it. Even one or two flowers in a vase can perfume a room. The showy pure-white flowers can be up to five inches across. They have a waxy appearance and turn creamy yellow as they age. The oval leaves are pointed, shiny, and about six inches long. The fruit is an orange ribbed capsule. Gardenia is a slow-grower with a rounded shape and height of six feet or more. Use it as a hedge, screen or container plant. This gorgeous flower grows well in South Florida, but is not necessarily lowmaintenance, for it usually requires irrigation, fertilizer and pest control. It is prone to various pests, including aphids, scales, mealy bugs, white flies, sooty mold, spider mites and nematodes, so plant it in a spot with good air-circulation to help minimize problems. Low salt tolerance makes it unsuitable for coastal areas. Give it full sun at least part of the day, plenty of moisture, and welldrained soil. This popular shrub is available in many cultivars, including a groundcover. A low-maintenance, wildlife-friendly alternative for fragrant large white flowers is the native sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana). It provides food for birds and is the host plant for the eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. Sources: Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau;, and Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Gardenia blooms in spring to early summer photos by Gerri Reaves Gardenias pure-white flowers and sweet fragrance have made it a popular shrub in the American South since Colonial times CLOSED FOR LUNCH UNTIL FALL CLOSED FOR LUNCH UNTIL FALL 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 UNTIL... 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


27 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 Live Entertainment POOL & BEACH BAR Friday & Saturday 2-5 p.m. Visit the Mermaids on Saturday 2-5 p.m. SEA BREEZE CAF Danny Morgan Band Island entertainment Wednesday: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Gulf-F r ont Dining & EventsPOOL & BEACH BAR Daily Happy Hour 3-5 p.m. SEA BREEZE CAF Margarita Mondays 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sundial Celebrates Wednesdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. with $5 Pina Coladas & Daiquiris, Award Winning Ahi Tuna Sliders & Make-your-own Fish Tacos WATERVIEW will be available for private functions during the summer and will resume daily dining service in the Fall. Entertainment, Dining, & Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa Open to the Public!Visit for information on events, traditions & celebrations. Live Entertainment Gulf-Front Dining & EventsEntertainment, Dining, & Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa Open to the Public! Shell Of The WeekThe Bruised Nassaby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationBruised nassa, Nassarius vibex (say, 1822), are often neglected by collectors, probably because of their small size. The little snails, which never measure more than half an inch, are the first sanitation responders in the mud flats of Southwest Florida, gathering in large numbers to devour carcasses of dead fish and other marine animals as soon as they start to decompose. In a couple of experiments done by shell museum volunteers using aged bait shrimp deployed in shallow bay water, it took only a few minutes for a large number of nassa to gather around and start feeding on the bait. Learn more about the bruised nassa at shelldetails.cfm?id=86. Shell Museum Events Exhibit Chat: This 10-minute presentation will provide an in-depth look at an exhibit daily at 11 a.m. Live Tank Demonstration: See live mollusks up-close and personal. Watch a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, spy a lighting whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with the jet propulsion skills. Daily at 3 p.m. Carolyns Collection. Would you pay $300 for a shell? See and learn about shells from a collectors point of view. The collection is of gem quality. Learn from an enthusiast every Monday at 2 p.m. What is a Mollusk? Ever wonder where all of those shells on the beach came from? They were created by animals known as mollusks. What is a mollusk, you ask? Learn about the fascinating life of our local mollusks and have all your questions answered. Join our marine naturalist for this discussion Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Shell ID Clinics: This weekly program with museum curator Dr. Leal will provide shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Thursdays at 2 p.m. Island Inn Beach Walks: Join a marine naturalist for a beach walk on the sand near Island Inn on Sanibel. This guided beach walk leaves from Island Inn every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Learn about the shells, the mollusks who create them and other marine life that has washed ashore. The cost is $10 and parking at Island Inn is free for beach walk participants. Space is limited. Call 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon for half-off shell museum admission. Marine Naturalist Adventure Cruise: The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises present an ecological expedition that will educate and excite marine enthusiasts. Join a marine naturalist from the shell museum for an unforgettable day with a small group aboard the 40-foot sailing catamaran Adventure. The trips set sail Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. The four-hour cruise costs $100 for adults and $75 for children, and includes the boat trip, lunch and admission to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Phone 239-395-2233 or visit The Bruised Nassa, Nassarius vibex


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.w Katie Griffin, server at Gramma Dot's RESTAURANTS 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. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse has many great options for locals and tourists alike. It is open seven nights a week with daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring two-for-one drinks and $4.95 appetizers. For early diners, theres a three-course prix fixe menu for $35 including a cocktail. In addition to an updated wine list, seasonal house-infused liquors such as strawberry-jalapeo tequila, blood orange vodka and cucumber gin are available. The menu features steaks and seafood, including a six-ounce filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat finished with Hollandaise and served with of asparagus and choice of potato; Parmesan-crusted seabass served with mushroom risotto and finished with a creamy dill sauce. Save room for dessert though, because whether you are a chocolate lover or Key lime pie fan, Chips has something for every sweet tooth. CHIPS SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun THE DUNES RESTAURANT The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel is open to the public for lunch and dinner. The clubhouse offers great views of the lush greens and fairways and the sunsets are spectacular. Theres a new gourmet chef on board, a brand new lunch menu and sunset dinner specials every night. In addition, there are comedy nights, wine dinners, trivia nights, murder mysyteries and Name that Tune. 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 on Mondays and Thursdays and is a popular venue for live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a nightly happy hour. 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. In addition to its Sanibel restaurant, Doc Fords has a Captiva location in Chadwicks Square. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are an island favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. BAILEYS GENERAL STOREBaileys General Store has a full deli, bakery, daily lunch specials, take out and catering for cook-outs, picnics and parties. This is the oldest supermarket on the islands, established long before a causeway linked Sanibel to the mainland. The bakery has freshly made donuts, scones and breads. The deli offers a variety of hot foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering services for special events. Services include shopping for your groceries and delivering them to your home or vacation destination. If you are on a gluten-free diet, pick up the extensive list of gluten-free products near the entrance to the supermarket. The Coffee Bar at Baileys serves espresso based drinks, hot chocolate, smoothies and specialty coffees. BLUE GIRAFFEBlue Giraffe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This restaurant offers casual island dining seven days a week from a menu featuring fresh local seafood, chowders, salads and steaks. Besides dessert choices, you can get hand-dipped Edys Grand Ice Cream. Dine outside on the boardwalk or inside at handpainted tables decorated by a local artist, or sit at the full liquor bar for a mixed drink, glass of wine or cold beer. AMONG THE FLOWERS CAFE Among the Flowers Cafe Gifts and Bakery in Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel, features fresh smoothy and green juices by Chelsee, and ice cream, pizza, french croissant featuring special sandwich like lox and cream cheese, eggplant caprese towers, fresh gluten free vegan soups, smoked turkey and brie, espresso bar, crafted coffees, as well as quality Italian and French breads, desserts, and lasagne along with vegan and gluten-free options. Youll also find madeto-order specialty cakes and cupcakes and party planning and catering is offered for the Sanibel island area and most of Fort Myers. Theres outdoor seating on the shaded deck. ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201428 GRAMMA DOTSGramma Dots, the only dockside dining on Sanibel, offers a lunch and dinner menu seven days a week from Sanibels only Seaside Saloon where you can leisurely dine at the Sanibel Marina in view of luxury yachts and modest fishing boats and watch the comings and goings of seagoing folk and fishermen. The menu features a full line of only fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more. Appropriate dress is required. If youre arriving by boat, check in with dockmaster for a lunch slip, monitor VHF 16. You can tie up for a night or two at the available dockage if you wish. Gramma Dots is open daily at 11:30 a.m. For dinner, arrive before 8 p.m. GREEN FLASHThe Green Flash has marvelous waterfront views of Captivas bayside and Pine Island Sound. The Green Flash was built on the site of the historic Timmys Nook, opened in 1950. Fittingly, seafood dominates the menu, although other options are offered as well. The Green Flash is easily navigable by boat and is located southwest of Marker 38 on the Intracoastal Waterway. Hours are daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for dinner. 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. GREENHOUSE GRILLThe Greenhouse Grill offers happy hour pricing on a special appetizer of the day as well as beer and wine by the glass from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. The menu stretches from fresh salads, homemade soups and grilled black Angus burgers to pasta, steaks and fresh seafood. A must-have is the signature dish of the house, bouillabaisse, a medley of six seafoods prepared in a light broth of fresh aromatic herbs. All meals focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. You can sit under the market umbrellas on the pet-friendly patio or inside the quaint and casual dining room. The grill is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations appreciated and carry out orders are welcome. GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLEGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and Saturdays and Karaoke on Thursdays. Specials include prime rib on Tuesdays for $18, snow crab legs on Wednesdays for $18, Kobe sirloin steak on Thursdays for $18 and Friday night fish fry for $15. Happy hour is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The full bar has an extensive wine list, 20 beers on tap, local, domestic and craft beer, mojitos, martinis and tropical favorites. 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RC OTTER'S, CANTINA CAPTIVA, SUNSHINE SEAFOOD, KEYLIME BISTRO AND CAPTIVA PIZZA, YOGURT & GIFTSFive Captiva eateries under the same ownership RC Otter's, Cantina Captiva, Sunshine Seafood, Keylime Bistro and Captiva Pizza, Yogurt & Gifts offer a fun and casual dining experience with a tropical flair reminiscent of Key West. RC Otter's and Keylime Bistro have live music outdoors most of the day. Cantina Captiva serves Mexican food. Sunshine Seafood Cafe Wine Bar specializes in fine dining with a very respectable wine list. You have your choice of dining inside or outdoors. POCOLOCO Need a pick-me-up? Looking for some downtime? Either way, your best bet is PocoLoco on the tropical courtyard at Jerry's Center. Indoors or out you will savor gourmet coffee, tea, signature sandwiches, pastries, or a cone of the region's most popular ice cream, Love Boat. PocoLoco is the Sanibel source for this ice cream and always features a couple dozen delicious favors. Stop by, sit in the sunshine and chatter with six cheerful parrots for a unique and memorable experience. To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213 29 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 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 INNOver 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 CAFuntil they can take their seats. Reservations are not accepted. The Duck is open for lunch and dinner, serving fresh seafood, pub-style food, sandwiches, steaks and other items. MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHENIn the mood for pizza? Matzaluna Italian Kitchen has a wood-fired oven to bake authentic pizzas, including gluten-free ones. 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 marketlike setting. Gluten-free pizza is also available. Matzaluna has craft beers on tap. On Wine Wednesdays, every bottle priced $25 and over will be discounted by $8 all evening. Hours are 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily and happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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 JERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELI 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 (The Treasure) serves dinner seven nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. ISLAND COWThe Island Cow is a family favorite with its colorful indoor and outdoor seating and live entertainment. Come as our guests leave as our friends! is the motto. The Cow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood and meats and has an extensive childrens menu. Starbucks coffee is also on the menu. Breakfast is served between 7 and 11 a.m. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JACARANDAThe Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge is a Sanibel mainstay. with a reputation for fine seafood and steaks. Dinner is served year round. Monday through Saturday. You can eat inside or outside on the pretty patio with its fairy lights and tropical vegetation. The Jac Bar with its live music nightly is the unofficial HQ for Sanibels social scene. The patio lounge menu includes a selection of happy apps for $5.95 and half price drinks during happy hour, 5 to 7 p.m. There is also a raw bar. 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. MUCKY DUCK The Mucky Duck may well be the most famous restaurant on the islands due to its longevity and quirky name. Then theres the fabulous sunsets. Patrons gladly wait on the beach for tables this place draws crowds sipping cocktails and beverages continued on page 30 Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. 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ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201430 From page 29Island Fare LIVE ON THE ISLANDS 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. ROSIES CAF & GRILLRosie's repertoire includes crab cakes, grouper and shrimp entrees and steaks with all the trimmings, Southwestern dishes such as burritos and fajitas, soup and sandwich combos, and salads. Among the most popular items is Rosies Famous Cheese Steak made from shaved rib eye, grilled mushrooms, onions and green peppers, Ultimate Cuban and Classic Reuben, home-made muffins and cinnamon rolls and Key lime pie, root beer floats and banana splits. A childrens menu and carry-out are also available and outdoor seating is available. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week with two-for-one draft beer and wine and a menu that starts at $4.50 for items such as nachos with cheese and salsa and $5.50 wings and chicken tenders. The ice cream bar has 20+ flavors of locally made Royal Scoop ice cream. Sanibel 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 is indoor seating as well as outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas, and free wi-fi. SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY SANIBEL GRILLThe Sanibel Grill has 19 big screen TVs with satellite TV tuned to every televised sporting event. The Grill shares a kitchen with The Timbers, serving the same fresh seafood, along with burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Crunchy Grouper and Crunchy Shrimp are signature dishes. SANIBEL SPROUTThe Sanibel Sprout is the island's diversified health food store with vegan gourmet take-out dishes prepared by chef Nikki. There is an all-organic juice/ smoothie bar featuring the Sproutaccino. The Sprout carries a wide range of organic, gluten and GMOfree groceries carefully selected to appeal to vegans, vegetarians and other health-conscious consumers. There is a broad selection of high quality supplements, herbs and vitamins, organic fresh produce, handmade Guatemalan Swarovski jewelry, etched glass juice jars and coffee mugs by Sanibel artist Luc Century, T-shirts and clothing, Sprout watches, pure soaps, cosmetics and hair products. TRADERS STORE & CAFETraders 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. 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 $15 daily before 5:30 p.m. plus a large selection of local seafood such as grilled shrimp, fried grouper, oysters, clams and crab cakes. Besides specializing in fresh local seafood, the restaurant has a seafood market that opens at 11 a.m. (except Sunday, when its 2 p.m.) SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPAAt Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, all restaurants and bars are open to the public. Waterview will be available for private functions during the summer and will resume daily dining service in the fall. Sea Breeze Caf will be available for private functions during the summer and will resume daily dining service in the fall. Pool & Beach Bar is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Food, tropical drinks, imported and domestic beers, and an array of popular wines are available. Entertainment is offered on select dates on the pool deck. The All-American-Poolside Buffet is held every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring hamburgers, pulled pork, chicken, hot dogs, seasonal seafood and assorted salads; $14.95 for adults, $7.95 for children three to 12; kids under three eat free. Happy hour is daily from 3 to 5 p.m. at Pool & Beach Bar and from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sea Breeze Caf with appetizers from $3 to $8 and beverages from $3 to $5. Register to win an Escape Weekend at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Entry forms are located at each resort restaurant. TRADITIONS ON THE BEACHTraditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel restaurants with beachfront dining. The menu features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh local seafood, meats and produce. Dining is from 5 p.m. until late and there is live entertainment most nights for listening and dancing. Besides fish and steaks, youll find Moroccan Lamb, roast duck, Texas Wild Boar Saddle and veal. pasta, grilled items and a raw bar round out the menu. Theres an attractive bar area also serving food and an extensive wine and cocktail list. 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. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. Wouldnt it be more convenient to have a local nancial advisor? Call us to arrange a 2nd opinion on your current plan. ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured starting at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 7 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, David Christian, funk, pop and top s; Wednesday, Trevor Earl, with contemporary music 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, with Robby & the AbsentMinded rock band. Saturday its Robby Hutto, guitar


and vocals plus half-price drinks for the ladies from 9 p.m. to midnight. On Tuesday, its open mic night from 8 to 11 p.m. 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, Mike Arnone, aka "The Jersey Kid, pianist and vocalist, performing everything from The Rat Pack to Motown with a special guest; Saturday, Dusk Duo with Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals performing pop, R&B, country and jazz; closed Sunday; Wednesday, Mike Arnone, aka "The Jersey Kid, pianist and vocalist, performing everything from The Rat Pack to Motown; Thursday, Woody Brubaker, piano, saxophone and vocals. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature the band Live Wire on Friday and Saturday; and Taylor Stokes Tuesday and Wednesday. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. for families and 9 p.m. for adults. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Bu ckeye K en, Fridays. Sea Breeze Caf at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa features Margarita Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday with $5 margaritas, taco bar for $12.95 and the Danny Morgan Band. There is entertainment on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with $5 pina colada specials. There is live entertainment on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Happy hour is daily from 5 to 7 p.m. with a new drink menu and drink specials. Pool & Beach Bar at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Happy hour is from 3 to 5 p.m. See the mermaids every Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. All Sundial restaurants and bars are open to the public. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Bu ckeye Ken. RC Otters on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out. Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva features live music days and nights seven days a week. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to or 395-2299. 31 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 Traditions on the Beach at Island Inn features Dusk Duo with Dean and Kathy Winkleman Saturday night, performing pop, R&B, country and jazz Rosier: The name that has been serving Southwest Florida for over 60 years 1200 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Matzaluna Plaza Sanibel IslandAngela Larson Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs on Sanibel and Choosing the Right Insurance Agent Makes all the Di erence TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T.Freedom Fest And Fort Myers Art WalkJoin the River District Alliance in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, July 4 from 5 to 11 p.m. for Freedom Fest and Fort Myers Art Walk. Fort Myers Art Walks eight downtown galleries and numerous retail shops will all be open, exhibiting new artworks. The Freedom Fest/Art Walk starts at 5 p.m. Come down and enjoy: A veterans salute to our country and troops Art Walk individual art tent vendors Live art demonstrations on the streets Art galleries including Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery, Tincture Gallery, Davis Art Center, Grand Illusion Gallery, Timeless Gallery Unit A, The Artists Corner (individual artist tables) and Bootleggers Alley Gallery will all have new group art exhibits, open from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Five live music stages will feature: Stage 1 Big Mama and the Wild Bunch B105 from 5 to 7 p.m. (by Starbucks) Stage 2 Ben Miller Band from 5 to 7 p.m. (by Cowboy Up) Stage 3 Official Outcome from 5 to 7 p.m. in front of Davis Art Center Stage 4 Memphis 56 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Supros from 8 to 9 p.m. and 9:30 to 11 p.m. in the Patio de Leon Stage 5 Rolling Stones Tribute Band from 8 to 9 p.m. and 9:30 to 11 p.m. at the corner of Bay and Hendry Food vendors selling snow cones, ice cream, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more will be on hand, while local restaurants will all be open for your dining pleasure. Other activities will include: Craft beer samplingcontinued on page 39


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ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201434 My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 23, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A change of season reinvigorates the Lamb, helping to overcome the effects of a recent slower-paced period. This is a good time to restate your feelings for that certain someone. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might not like using your authority to correct a workplace situation, but thats what being placed in charge is all about. Besides, you have people ready to lend support if need be. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your creativity continues to run high and helps guide you to make some fine choices in the work youre doing. Keep the weekend free for those special people in your life. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont be surprised if you experience a sudden spurt of energy strong enough to pull you out of that recent period of indecision and put you back in charge of your own goals. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time for Leos and Leonas to set new goals regarding health, educational choices and possible career moves. The plans you make now could be a blueprint for your future. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might have much to offer a potential employer, but it can all be overwhelmed by too many details. Let the facts about you speak for themselves without any embellishments. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) This is a good week to balance your responsibilities to your work-a-day world with your obligations to the people in your private life. Expect news that could lead to a change in plans. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A changing attitude on the part of a once determined adversary could cause changes down the line. Be prepared to take advantage of an unexpected new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Youd be a truly wise Sagittarius to be skeptical about an offer that doesnt answer all your questions. Even a colleagues testimonial doesnt replace facts that arent there. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Its a good idea to avoid spending on unnecessary purchases this week in order to keep a money reserve against a possible upcoming (but, fortunately, temporary) shortfall. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) More information is what you should demand regarding that workplace situation that recently came to light. Dont be surprised at who might turn up as one of your supporters. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might still be in a treading water mode, but by midweek, a shift in your aspect favors taking a more active role in pushing for the changes you feel are necessary. Good luck. BORN THIS WEEK: You exude a warm, caring attitude that comforts everyone who comes into your life. On June 27, 1939, one of the most famous scenes in movie history is filmed -Rhett Butler and Scarlett OHara parting in Gone With the Wind. The scene also was shot using an alternate line, Frankly, my dear, I just dont care, in case the film censors objected to the word damn. The film was approved, but producer David O. Selznick was fined $5,000 for including the curse. On June 25, 1942, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower becomes commander of all U.S. troops in the European theater of World War II. He would be appointed Supreme Allied Commander of all forces in Europe in 1943. Ike later would become Americas 34th president. On June 26, 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway is officially opened, creating a navigational channel from the Atlantic Ocean to all the Great Lakes. The seaway -made up of a system of canals, locks and dredged waterways -extends a distance of nearly 2,500 miles, from the Atlantic Ocean to Duluth, Minn. On June 24, 1966, the United States Senate passes what will become the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Among the first safety standards adopted were seat belts, impact-absorbing steering columns and standardized bumper heights. On June 29, 1970, U.S. ground troops end two months of combat operations in Cambodia and return to South Vietnam. News of the crossing into Cambodia set off a wave of antiwar demonstrations, including one at Kent State University in Ohio that resulted in the killing of four students by Army National Guard troops. On June 23, 1989, the film version of the DC Comics hero Batman is released in theaters. Warner Brothers hyped Batman as a major summer event long before its release. The results were stunning, as the film grossed some $100 million in its first 10 days. On June 28, 1997, Mike Tyson bites a chunk out of Evander Holyfields ear in the third round of their heavyweight rematch. After the fight resumed, Tyson bit Holyfields other ear. With 10 seconds left in the third round, Tyson was disqualified from the match and suspended from boxing. It was American writer and philosopher Elbert Hubbard who made the following sage observation: Many a mans reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. You probably know that the king cobra is one of the deadliest snakes: It can grow up to 18 feet long and is very aggressive, often attacking with little or no provocation. When it rears up to attack, the head can be 4 or 5 feet off the ground, and king cobras venom is so deadly that a single bite can kill an elephant. You might not realize, though, that these snakes are protective parents. Both the female and the male stay close to the nest, guarding the eggs from any danger. Those who study such things can tell your age, race and gender just by examining one of your hairs. Did you ever wonder how the lollipop got its name? A man named George Smith first put the hard treat on the end of a stick, but candy-making wasnt his only interest. It seems that Smith also had a keen interest in horse racing, and he named the candy after a popular racehorse of the time, Lolly Pop. If you took the entire surface area of the dwarf planet Pluto and laid it flat, it would fit inside Russia. The next time you get caught outside in a hard rain, you can reflect on the fact that each drop that hits you is traveling at about 20 mph. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being selfevident. -Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) THIS WEEK IN HISTORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUEBEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 BOARS HEAD MEAT! BOARS HEAD MEAT! 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35 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 Doc Fords Steps Up Again For Ding DaysDoc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille for the seventh consecutive year has donated $5,000 to Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) for its 25th annual Ding Darling Days birding and eco-festival, which will draw more than 6,000 visitors to J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge the week of October 19 to 25. As a $5,000 donor, Doc Fords becomes a Roseate Spoonbill, a top level sponsor for Ding Days. Ding Darling is an economic driver for our island as well as a special place to educate people about the importance of conservation, said Mark Marinello, co-owner of Doc Fords. It is an honor and privilege to support the refuge and its active friends group for this event. Doc Fords joins the following sponsors of the 25th annual community event: Great Egret: Matzaluna: The Italian Kitchen, Oceans Reach Condominiums, Tween Waters Inn; Great Blue Heron: Arthur Printing, Baileys General Store, Mike and Terry Baldwin, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Mike and Cannella Mullins, Jim and Patty Sprankle; Reddish Egret: Casa Ybel Resort, Gulf Breeze Cottages; Snowy Egret: Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Jerry Edelman and Maryanne Daly, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Grounds by Greenways, Island Therapy Center, Wendy and George Schnapp, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon. We are grateful to Doc Fords for its unwavering support and for the incredible generosity of these businesses and individuals, said Wendy Schnapp, committee co-chair. We hope to see others join with them as sponsors in helping Ding Darling with this well-attended island festival. For information on becoming a Ding Days sponsor, visit or contact Wendy Schnapp ( at 470-1877 by July 30. Ding Darling Days annually celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week and the birthday of Jay Ding Darling, the refuges namesake and father of the Federal Duck Stamp Program. The event is co-presented by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, DDWS, and Tarpon Bay Explorers. The refuges Blue Goose, DDWS staffer Jess Shelton, far right, and Ding Darling Days Committee co-chair Wendy Schnapp, fourth from right, accept a $5,000 check from the Doc Fords gang 302.569.2399FUN & FOND MEMORIESNEW on SANIBEL/CAPTIVA (Residents)Your PortraitI PAINT PEOPLE & PETSACRYLIC ON CANVASMS. GINA 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZAThe MLB & The MLB & NHL Ticket NHL Ticket voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 & 2013 2012 & 2013 free free pizza delivery pizza delivery 29 BEERS 29 BEERS ON TAP! ON TAP! 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 239-395-4022 TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD EARLY BIRD DINING FROM 5PM EARLY BIRD DINING FROM 5PM$21.00 per person. Includes glass of wine or beer, soup or salad, entree and dessert. Valid through June. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201436 A Midsummer Nights Sing ReturnsHungry families and children out of school for the summer will benefit from an evening of music and fellowship at the 17th annual A Midsummer Nights Sing, presented by First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The event, planned for Tuesday, July 8, at First Presbyterian Church at 2438 Second Street in downtown Fort Myers, will be a 90-minute performance of hymns, instrumentalists and special guests beginning at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, although voluntary cash donations and cans of non-perishable food will be accepted to benefit Community Cooperative (The Soup Kitchen). For some families, summer means a certain kind of freedom. For the families we serve, it means just the opposite. Summer months can be the cruelest season for families who cant rely on the schools to feed their hungry children, said Community Cooperative CEO Tracey Galloway. During the school year, children often receive their only meals of the day at school. To ease the strain this summer, Community Cooperative is partnering with Sam Galloway Ford for the third annual Summer Drive for Hunger with a goal of collecting 25,000 pounds of food and raising $25,000 to support hungry families during June and July. Sam Galloway Ford will donate $1 for every pound of food dropped off at the Fort Myers dealership. We need to help The Soup Kitchen by donating as much canned goods and cash donations as we can to keep these pantries going, said First Presbyterians pastor, Rev. Paul deJong. Community Cooperative provided food and other services to 10,250 people last year with the help of partner agencies, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank and United Way. There are even more families who need our help. Do what God would want you to do and give what you can, Rev. deJong said. The First Presbyterian Chancel Choir and friends will be featured during the evening, which will include sing-a-longs of well-known hymns. For more information, call 334-2261 or visit Doug Molloy at last years Midsummer Nights Sing Beth Wininger in 2013 Pastor Paul deJong, Sam Galloway, Jr. and Doug Molloy email email 239-671-6112 239-671-6112 Drop-off and pick-up for repairs Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and services is at Tuttles Sea and services is at Tuttles Sea Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. on Sanibels east end. by Ron and Fran Dioguardi by Ron and Fran Dioguardi (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry) (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry) Check Check It Out! It Out! CUSTOM MADE FINE JEWELRY AND INVESTMENT GOLD PIECES A Novel About The Great Zeppelinsby Di SaggauSanibel author William Hallstead has penned a novel, Raging Skies, about Germanys use of the great Zeppelins in World War I. It offers wonderful insight into much of the history of the beginning and end of the German airships. Hallsteads interest in airships started in 1936 when his family was vacationing in Lavalette, New Jersey. One summer afternoon, I heard a flat drone overhead, ran to a window and saw the worlds largest airship pass directly overhead at a mere 800 to 1,000 feet. It headed for Lakehurst, said Hallstead. My father drove my mother, sister, brother and me over to Lakehurst, where we had a closeup look at the 800-foot-long mammoth of the skies, the Hindenburg. From that point on, Ive been fascinated with airships. Currently, Im a member of The Naval Airship Association, one of the few, if any, I suspect, Army Air Forces vets among its members. Germanys use of the great Zeppelins in World War I marked the very first time aerial strategic bombing took place in the world. It was a terrible way to wage war. For the British, it was horrible on the ground underneath the behemoths dropping their bombs. For the Germans, flying the great airships, survival became a daily question. The book tells the story of Konteradmiral Kottemhoff, a traditional navy man, who detests the way the new airship program has deleted funds he thinks should be used in maintaining Germanys first line of defense, the ships he had spent most of his life sailing. He enlists the help of two young people who agree to spy on the new airship department in oder to gather information he can use to prove the zeppelins are too dangerous and expensive. Fueled with hydrogen, the zepps are highly flammable, and numerous lives have been lost. In Kottenhoffs words, The airship program is a colossal mistake. Funds pouring into hydrogen-filled flying disasters. The unacceptable risk of Strassers high cost experiment is being overlooked in the excitement of possessing a futuristic weapon, a means of destroying the enemy from a platform thousands of meters overhead. No wonder Strasser is able to sell his program to the high command and the public. I cannot dismiss a terrible foreboding. All that hydrogen up there. All that hydrogen waiting for a single spark. Somebody has to head off this lunacy. Fregattenkapitan Peter Strassers weapons were the most hazardous bomb delivery systems ever put in the air: huge, cumbersome, hydrogen-filled airships. He died on August 4, 1918, when the British shot down his airship. Hallsteads detailed research is evident in his book. Every Zeppelin identified by number is accurately portrayed in historical context. Raging Skies is a wonderful story of the airship war against the flavor of the era, a novel of action, adventure, intrigue, love and espionage. 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37 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 From page 10Resort Housing Expansionit was important to develop architectural guidelines, which gives his staff a playing field to negotiate what would be acceptable and what would not be acceptable. Denham requested that work on establishing architectural guidelines should be placed on the planning commissions objectives list, and that public input should also be considered. Mayor Kevin Ruane called creating architectural design guidelines a high priority, and called for work on creating that legislation to be done within a shallow period of time. Ruane made a motion to approve Ordinance 14-002, which was seconded by Denham. During public comment on the subject, Wayne Ponader urged the council to draft legislation that established architectural standards not guidelines as was done with the commercial redevelopment policy created seven years earlier. He also asked that work on such legislation be done as quickly as possible. Fellow residents Barbara Cooley and Mike Gillespie made comments in support of Ponaders suggestions, noting the importance on acting quickly. Ruane promised the audience that the item would be given as high a priority as we need to address here. Amending his previous motion by adding the word standards, Ruane called for a vote on the ordinance, which was approved, 5 to 0. Buccaneers Name Head Softball CoachIn the softball world, mention the name Robert Iamurri and theres instant recognition of a proven coach who consistently takes teams to state championships. Starting on July 16, Iamurri officially takes the helm as the head softball coach for the Florida SouthWestern State College Buccaneers. In our search for a head softball coach, we received over 130 applications from around the country. Roberts track record as a coach, a mentor and a contributor to this community really made an immediate and positive impression on us, said Carl McAloose, director of intercollegiate athletics at Florida SouthWestern State College. He seemed to be a natural fit for what we want to establish as far as a solid program that produces not only well-rounded students, but also solid athletes. Iamurri has a long-standing connection in Southwest Florida, which includes earning his AA degree from Edison Community College. He was the head softball coach for Naples High School from 1986 to 2014. This is a tremendous opportunity to not only stay in Southwest Florida, but also to take on the challenge of collegelevel competition, said Iamurri. For me, this is truly a dream come true.He is a great coach and taught me a lot. I know hell do wonderful things for the (FSW) program, said Jaclyn Traina, who pitched for him at Naples High School and just played in the championship game of the Womens College World Series for the University of Alabama. He has so much to give to the program and to the area.Michelle Frew, the head softball coach at Rollins College and the former head softball coach for Edison Community College from 1992 to 1995, said the move to college competition was not unexpected. I think a lot of us were wondering when he would make the leap to the college level, she said. He is a legend in high school competition and I know he wont have any trouble getting really good talent for his team. Im glad I dont have to recruit against him. All I can say is that other colleges better look out, and I hope hell send me some good players.He really is the perfect choice for (FSWs) new program, said Pat Murphy, head softball coach at the University of Alabama. He has won many, many championships; he can teach pitchers, hitters and defense. FSW really made a good choice in selecting him as their coach. I hope hell send me some players.Iamurri and his Buccaneers team will call the City of Palms Park home for their games, starting in the fall of 2015, followed by the start of the regular season in the spring of 2016. For more information, visit Stars & Stripes of Sanibel-Captiva Celebrate the 24th Annual Independence Day Parade Friday, July 4, 2014 9:30 a.m. Entry Fee: Commercial $30.00 Non-Commercial $15.00 Each Entry Fee is for a Maximum of 3 Vehicles Please Make Checks Payable to: 4th of July Parade Account Mail: C/O Bank of the Islands, P.O. Box 1819, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Drop Off: Bank of the Islands, Corner of Casa Ybel Road and Periwinkle Way Additional Information??? Cont act Trish Phillips at 246-2981 Mandatory Parade Participant Meeting on Thursday, June 26, at Bank of the Islands (10:00am or 5:00 pm) Make Sure to Pick Up Your 2014 Parade T-Shirts at Bank of the Islands ONLY $10.00 2014 Parade Categories Best Float Commercial Best Float Not-for-profit Best Float Family Best Float Small Entry Best Salute to the U.S. Military Most Patriotic Best Nature Theme Best Original Design Best Music Entries must be returned (with payment) BEFORE Friday, June 20,2014 Register Early for Best Star ting Position in Parade!Registrati on Date is the First Determin ing Factor in Entry Positioning Parade Entry Form Return with Check Name of Business or Organization: ___________________________________________________ Contact Person: ____________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address (required): __________________________________________________________ E-mail Address (required): ____________________________________________________________ Daytime Telephone Number (required): ______________________________________________ Number of Participants: ____________ Music Music Music Music Music Music Music Music Live? (Yes) ____ or (No) ____ Boombox or Amplifier? (Yes) ____ or (No) ____ Other? _____________________________________________________________________________ Physical Description of Float (Ex: P/U Truck w/8 trailer, Bicycles, golf cart, walking): ______________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Name and Telephone # of Person Attending Meeting on 6/26: ________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Line up the Day of the Parade will be between 8:00 am and 8:30 am on Island Inn Road (Entries arriving after 8:45 am will be placed at the end of the Parade line up) Robert Iamurri


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201438 Sanibel-Captiva Art League Art League Members Exhibit WorkVisitors and residents can see 50 paintings by members of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League at the Sanibel Public Library during regular hours. Subjects include tropical scenes and local wildlife, still life and marine scenes in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and digital imagery. The large and small works range from representational to expressionistic and abstract. Many of the artists have won awards in juried exhibitions. Island residents and visitors can also look through the books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, Internet/computers and see all the library offers in its new, enlarged facility. In the library entrance, there is a large display of fossil and specimen shells. Upstairs are many cases located throughout the library that feature permanent and on-loan collections of varied interests from the past and present. The library is on Dunlop Road next to Sanibel City Hall. Call 472-2483 or log on to for more information. Log on to or write to PO Box 1192, Sanibel FL 33957 for art league information. Bonnie Begraft Barb Cecala Eleanor Dominek Carolyn Johns Neil Glaser Tom Kalina Jim Bird Marcy Calkins No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m. Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories Nolets Dry Gin Silver 750 ml. Reg. $53.99 SALE $39.99 Grey Goose Vodka 750 ml. $32.99 Crown Royal 750 ml. $24.99 Gordons Gin or Vodka 1.75 ltr. $17.99 Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir 750 ml. $10.99 Menage a Trois Red 750 ml. $10.99 Chalone Cabernet 750 ml. $9.99 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 750 ml. $13.99 Mommys Time Out Pinot Grigio 750 ml. $7.99 THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts fh Check out our New Vaping Supplies. Starter kits and re lls. Our email address is


39 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 35th ANNUAL ROAD RALLY The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club 2014 Official Entry Form For an early start time, Mail this form along with entry fee ($35.00) to: Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club P.O. Box 1370 Sanibel, Florida 33957 Additional Info (area code 239) Dani @ 472-0836 Randy @ 699-8739 or Richard @ 292-4631 on-line @ Contact e-mail Card Type Visa MasterCard Exp: Date ______________ 3 Digit code on back ___________ Card # ____________________________________ Team Name: ___________________________________________________________ Drivers Name & Shirt Size: ______________________________________________ Navigators Name: _____________________________________________________ Where Can We Contact The Team Leader? Please Print: Team Leader Name: _________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________ City: _________________________ State: _______________ Zip: ____________ Cell Phone: _______________________ E-Mail_____________________________ Time Out: Time In: Total Time: Mileage Out: Mileage In: Total: Route Score: + Bonus: Penalties: Total: Entry Fee $35.00 Includes: Car, Driver, Navigator, Unlimited Crew, and 1 Official Road Rally T-Shirt. (Additional T-Shirts will be available for $15.00) Penalties: Five points deducted for each mile over or under computed mileage. Two points deducted for each minute ove r or under average course time. Entry disqualified for exceeding posted speed limit or for receiving a moving violation on the course. Entry may be disqualifie d if not at finish point within 2 1/2 hours. The Rally Master reserves the right to adjust the time equally fo r all contestants if conditions warrant. Afterglow party in The Sanibel Grill @ The Timber s Restaurant! Registration from end of Parade to 12:00 Noon Friday, July 4th, in the parking lot at Timbers Restaurant 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, Florida Conducted by: The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club is a 501(C)3 Corpor ation and your donation is fully tax deductible. Please note that we are an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organiza tion and all of the funds go directly to Helping The Kids Prelude To The U.S. ConstitutionThe Academy of Lifelong Learning welcomes Professor Adrian Kerr for Prelude to the U.S. Constitution on Tuesday, June 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Professor Kerr will start with the arrival of the first English colonists in America and continue through the historical steps that led to the draft of the 1788 Constitution and the 1791 Bill of Rights. Tickets for this class are $10 each. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 489-8472. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. It was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging, an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit Professor Adrian KerrFrom page 31Freedom Fest Kids Zones with face painting, bounce houses and a childrens art contest Fireworks at dusk (around 9:30 p.m.) Streets will be closed for this event, so attendees are encouraged to park at a free lot and ride the trolley into the River District. Parking garages will be open and available for a $10 fee. Park at the free county or city lots and ride the trolley into the River District from 5 to 11 p.m. The trolley will pick up at West First Street, MLK Blvd. and Heitman Street, the lot by the Fort Myers Police Department, along Second Street by Palm Beach Blvd., and Thompson Street and Royal Palm Avenue. Freedom Fest/Fort Myers Art Walk is a free, family-friendly event.


Teen Night At Sanibel Public LibraryIsland teens are invited to participate in the VIP After Hours Program at the Sanibel Public Library as part of the Summer Reading Program. Teenagers meet at the library on Tuesday evenings from 6 until 7 p.m. for crafts, light snacks, fun and games. The program is open teens and tweens entering sixth grade and older. The program is funded in part by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its generous donors. June Summer Reading Programs Weekly programs for kids of all ages Tuesdays at 3 p.m. June 24: Tamps Taiko (an interactive drumming program) VIP After Hours Programs (sixth graders and older) Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. June 24: Washi picture holder For more information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Teen Night participants Crafty teens Hide and seek Library Book Discussion GroupReaders are invited to discuss Where we Belong, by Emily Giffin, the focus of the Wednesday June 25 book discussion meeting at the Sanibel Public Library. The meeting is free and open to the public. The discussion begins at 2 p.m. in meeting room 4 across from the elevator on the ground floor. Marlene Nicholas will lead the discussion. Her carefully constructed life thrown into turmoil by the appearance of an 18-year-old girl with ties to her past, New York television producer Marian Caldwell is swept up in a maelstrom of personal discovery that changes both of their perceptions about family. The featured books are available and located in the library near the reference desk. While it is preferable to come having read the book to be able to join in the lively discussion, all are welcome. If you have questions, call the library at 472-2483. Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildJust Wordsby Carol H.EhrlichThey carry everything and nothing. Our history as we know it passing from one generation to another is symbol-laden, yet lost to its readers who do not know the code. Words are not the thing not the ache in the gut that lingers with loss not the swell in the chest from knowing success not the scent of cinnamon and coffee at breakfast not the blazing gold of fall that takes our breath away. Words are none of these yet with them we can feel the ache and swell, taste the cinnamon and coffee see the stunning colors on a mountainside. Theyre a way to know ones forebears to pass wisdom to ones children, for statesmen to plot wise pathways for ideas to come abstractions from concrete for issues to be argued And to let out joy, sorrow, anger Im sorry Please I love you. Words are our tools. Our human tools, They carry our thoughts, our wishes even create them sometimes not always true, not always what we intend, sometimes cruel, sometimes twisted and twisting. Like a hammer, some words bludgeon and damage. Then again, they can be gentle, healing a soft cocoon to shelter us a needed breeze for comfort. A mixed blessing indeed, words are a gift with thorns. They are essential but they require care in the choice, the delivery, the interpretation Dont tell me they are just words. Carol Ehrlich, retired from the field of audiology and speech pathology, has always loved reading writing and hearing language. Having been a member of Island Writers for 21 years, she has now moved back to Colorado. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201440


41 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 Dummies Books Featured At Sanibel LibraryNutrition, bird watching, algebra, knitting whatever your interests, you are sure to find a Dummies book available at the Sanibel Public Library. A collection of the popular Dummies books is on display throughout the month at the library. Topics covered are broad and varied and include Herb Gardening for Dummies, Genealogy Online for Dummies, Bartending for Dummies, French for Dummies, Home Remodelling for Dummies, Windows 8.1 for Dummies, Puppies for Dummies, Yoga for Dummies, Facebook and Twitter for Dummies and over 100 other titles. Formats include book, large-print book and DVD. Dummies is an extensive series of instructional/reference books which are intended to present non-intimidating guides for readers new to various subjects. Dummies books first appeared in the early 1990s, to provide support for computer users. Today, there are more than 250 million Dummies books in print in numerous languages and more than 1,800 titles. The series uses a lighthearted approach, a down-to-earth style and often cartoons and humorous icons to diffuse fears and build reader confidence in dealing with various subjects, according to publisher John Wiley & Sons. Dummies is very popular with patrons of all skill-levels, and they are checked out frequently, according to Reference Librarian Candy Heise. People recognize the bright yellow and black covers and trust the information contained in the books and DVDs. The books often have a glossary, a useful index, and a lot of hints and tips to get you started right away. If we dont have the title you are looking for, staff can order it or get it through interlibrary load, Heise added. Dummies books are available for checkout at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. Library cards are available at no charge to Sanibel and Lee County residents. Visitors may obtain a card, valid for one year, for a $10 fee. Contact the library at 472-2483 for more information. Sanibel Public Library staff members point out a display of Dummies books ready for checkout at the library


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201442 Library Staff AppreciationAs part of its recent staff appreciation celebration, the Sanibel Public Library Board of Commissioners honored library staff and celebrated some of the longest-serving staff members. From page 11Summit Best Of Sanibel Awardgreat place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Sanibel Award program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Sanibel Award program and data provided by third parties. Back row from left, library commissioners Melanie Congress, Dan Moeder, Linda Uhler, Tom Krekel and library foundation treasure r Linda Estep. Front row from left, library staff members Sandy Ham, Betty Anholt, Joanne Wessels and Mary Mitchell, whose combined total is close to 80 years of service to Sanibel Public Library users. O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTA ATTORNEYS AT LAW Sanibel ResidentsLibrary Book Discussion GroupReaders are invited to discuss the book Where we Belong by Emily Giffin, the focus of the Wednesday June 25 book discussion meeting at the Sanibel Public Library. The meeting is free and open to the public. The discussion begins at 2 p.m. in meeting room 4 across from the elevator on the ground floor. Marlene Nicholas will lead the discussion. Overview: Her carefully constructed life thrown into turmoil by the appearance of an 18-year-old girl with ties to her past, New York television producer Marian Caldwell is swept up in a maelstrom of personal discovery that changes both of their perceptions about family. The books featured for the book group discussions are available and located in the library near the reference desk. While it is preferable to come having read the book to be able to join in the discussion, all are welcome. If you have questions, call the library at 472-2483. Sanibel Artists Works On DisplaySunTrust Bank, in collaboration with the Sanibel-Captiva Art League, is displaying works by Joan Mikelsons at the Sanibel branch. The works in a variety of mediums and subjects will be on display through July 15. Mikelsons has been a full time resident since 1985. She worked as a commercial artist at the National Telephone Directory in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where she was one of three who designed the artwork for the Yellow Pages for the entire state of New Jersey. Mikelsons volunteers at BIG ARTS and has had many paintings selected for exhibition there and at the Sanibel Library. SunTrust Bank is at 2408 Periwinkle Way. Joan Mikelsons with her painting Splash From page 20Prescribed BurnsFire is a natural part of Floridas ecosystem, historically set by lightning. Because of this history of periodic fires, many of Floridas natural communities are adapted to burning. Many plants and animals are dependent on and benefit from fire. Without fire, native plants and animals have a much harder time surviving in these habitats, added Tritaik. Fire removes dead vegetation, promotes new growth of native vegetation and suppresses exotic plants. In the absence of fire, many plant communities are displaced by dense woody vegetation, which can reduce plant diversity and eliminate foraging opportunities for several of the islands wildlife. Species such as the gopher tortoise, eastern indigo snake and the Sanibel rice rat all depend on a firemaintained ecosystem. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on the work and the people who make it happen, visit Top Ten Books On The Island1. Lighthouse Point by Lisa Poston Murphy 2. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 3. Bone Deep by Randy Wayne White 4. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline 5. Night Moves by Randy Wayne White 6. The Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 7. The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin 8. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein 9. Insurgent by Veronica Roth 10. Six Mornings on Sanibel by Charles SobczakCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201444 Quotes Sought For Fitness InstructorsThe City of Sanibel is seeking fitness instructor quotes for fiscal year 2015 (October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015). Instructors must be able to offer high quality fitness classes in one or more of the following activities: Cycling, Yoga, Pilates, BOSU/ Ball, Zumba, Land Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Tai Chi, Group Weight Room Instruction, and others at the Sanibel Recreation Center and the Center4Life to meet the needs of various fitness levels of the community. Selected fitness instructors must submit to and pass a criminal background check. Acceptable quotations require the following information: Copy of current group fitness certification(s) Copy of current AED/CPR/First Aid Certification Copy of current liability insurance A minimum of three references College degree earned in a health/ fitness related field or equivalent work experience in the field Proposed fitness classes qualified and available to instruct for the city (include class type(s) and description, days of the week and times) Hourly instruction rate proposed Quotes are requested no later than Monday, July 14. Email, fax, mail or submit in person to the City of Sanibel, Recreation Department, Attn: Andrea Miller, Recreation Director, 3880 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957, fax 472-0804, email The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit Worlds Largest Swimming LessonThe Fort Myers Aquatic Center and Team WLSL will attempt to break a new world record on Friday, June 20. Serving as an official host location, the Fort Myers Aquatic Center along with tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fifth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record. The global record attempt for The Worlds Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) will take place at 11 a.m.Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 32,450 participants representing 13 different countries across five continents. The 2013 WLSL event generated more than 50 million media impressions, spreading the events important message to hundreds of thousands of families. Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1 to 5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training. Parents are invited to learn more about this event by visiting www. Hortoons Community Bank Joins Road Rally Sponsors Last Friday, members of the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club accepted a check from Sanibel Captiva Community Bank President and CEO Craig Albert, second from right, to join the sponsor list for the 35th annual Road Rally, to be held on July 4. Also pictured, from left, are John Jones, Randy Carson, Mark Steger, Dani and Stan Howard, Mike Macray and Richard McCurry. photo by Jeff Lysiak Martial Arts Seminar June 30Two-time world champion Sensei George Kotaka will hold a kumite (sport sparring) seminar on Monday, June 30 at Southside Christian Church, located on 7800 College Parkway in Fort Myers. The seminar, hosted by Kurokawa Martial Arts, will start at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Sensei Kotaka will be joined by Sensei Dave Roth, Amateur Athletic Union Region 4 Director, Soke Timothy Brooks, founder of Kurokawa Budo Kai and Shihan Carmen Diaz. Sensei Kotaka is the most decorated American male karate athlete in history. He tested his skills on a national level at the 1988 AAU National Championships in Richmond, Virginia, where he won gold medals in kobudo, kata and kumite. In 1996, he made the USANKF national team. Since then, he has won at the WKF Jr. World, Pan American, Pan Am Games, World Collegiate and, most notably, two World Karate Federation gold medals and a bronze medal. Tickets for the seminar are still available and may be purchased online at SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first Boston Red Sox player to have three seasons of 50 or more stolen bases? 2. When was the last time before 2013 (Chris Tillman) that a Baltimore Orioles pitcher won at least 16 games in a season? 3. In 2013, Atlantas Tony Gonzalez set an NFL record for consecutive seasons (11) with at least 70 receptions. Who had he been tied with at 10? 4. Name the last team other than North Carolina or Duke to start ACC play 10-0 in mens basketball before Miami did it in 2012-13. 5. In 2014, Ken Hitchcock moved into third place on the St. Louis Blues all-time list for coaching victories (124). Who is ahead of him? 6. Entering 2014, when was the last time Liverpool won the Premier League mens soccer championship? 7. Name the last boxer to defeat current IBF and WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, and what year was it? ANSWERS 1. Jacoby Ellsbury (2008, ). 2. It was Mike Mussina, with 18 wins in 1999. 3. The Raiders Tim Brown (1993-2002). 4. Virginia, in 1981. 5. Joel Quenneville (307 victories) and Brian Sutter (153). 6. It was 1990, when it was the Football League First Division. 7. Lamon Brewster, in 2004.


45 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 Realtors Collect Food, Money For 10K Race 4 FISHThe Communications & Public Relations Committee of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors held a Food for FISH drive in March and April. More than 200 members and affiliates were asked to bring in non-perishable food items to the weekly caravan meetings. In the end, the food weighed in at 250 pounds. Committee member Kara Cuscaden recently presented FISH Vice President John Pryor with a check from funds collected selling 50/50 raffle tickets at weekly meetings. The association of realtors became a Silver Sponsor of the upcoming 10K Race 4 FISH, a main event that assists the island non-profit to continue providing much-needed human services like the food pantry. As residents and colleagues, we are dedicated to supporting our community and FISH works tirelessly to honor that same commitment, said David Schuldenfrei, association of realtors president. It is our pleasure to lend a helping hand to our neighbors. Anyone who is interested in becoming a race sponsor should contact Nancy or Pete Bender at or 472-5220. Deadline in September 15. 10K Race 4 FISH Committee Co-Chairman Ed Ridlehoover, left; Kara Cuscaden, Sanibel & Captiva Association of Realtors Communication and Public Relations Committee; Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors President David Schuldenfrei; and 10K Race Committee Co-Chairman John Pryor Golf Tournament To Benefit PACEKendra Sutton, chair for Love That Dress! 6, announced that the Lee County Bar Associations 4th annual Charity Golf Tournament, to be held on Saturday, June 28 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club in Fort Myers, will benefit PACE Center For Girls of Lee County, and will include a Love That Dress! collection event as part of the festivities. Volunteers, sponsors and donors are still needed for this fun-filled day of onand off-the-course activities. The general public is invited to play or enjoy the silent auction and lunch that follows the tournament. Bring new or gently loved dresses (from beach to bridal, Gap to Gucci), handbags, shoes and accessories for sale at Love That Dress! 6, PACEs signature fundraising event, to be held at the Embassy Suites in Estero on Wednesday, August 27. In 2013, Love That Dress! 5 garnered more than $135,000 for this organization that has helped nearly 600 girls find success in school, generate a positive relationship with their families and peers and become productive members of our community. Each donor will receive a raffle ticket for a special getaway weekend. The fun begins with check-in for golf at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Silent auction items include a trip to New Zealand. One lucky attendee will walk away with the Extreme Undercover Adventure, which has become an annual offering. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott and his wife will accompany four guests on a secret mission, including a ride in the Smugglers Nightmare high-speed boat and an armored Hummer to some top-secret dining destinations. To register, become a hole sponsor, volunteer or donate, call LCBAs Executive Director Nanci DuBois at 334-0047 (option 3), visit or e-mail admin@ Golf registration includes lunch and is $135 for a single player or $500 for a foursome. Single players will be joined with a foursome. Admission to the lunch and silent auction is $25 for non-golfers. Roetzel & Andress is the Title Sponsor of the golf tournament. Real estate blog at Near-beach cul-de-sac lot in Sanibel Bayous $399K Over 1/2-acre on Limpet Dr canal, patio dock $749K Good value for 2nd home, investment rental, or primary residence $274K Lot bordering conservation land on Dimmick Dr $185K Sanibel Square Suite 3 at 2242 Periwinkle Way Pet-friendly 2 bedrm w/this view, covered parking, income & more $474K Ground-level 2 bedrm near pool & boat docks, has beach access too $499K 3rd floor 2-bedrm incomeproducer w/courtyard to gulf view $499K Updated 2nd floor 2 bedrm w/beach access, dockage, pools, tennis $499.9K Excellent investment w/this view, 2 bedrm grossing nearly $60K/year $699K New kitchen & baths at 2nd floor West Gulf Dr 2 bedrm, future bookings too $749K Nicely-decorated updated beachfront 2 bedrm w/yrs of rental history $874K Island real estate update as of June 13check out the market stats...On Sanibel On Captiva For sale 138 condos 167 homes 42condos 36homes Avgasking price $697,239 $1,300,834 $876,664 $4,238,652 Sold in 2014 94condos 113 homes 9condos 16 homes Avgsale price $687,274 $854,858 $526,611 $2,796,344 Sold in 2013 161 condos 197 homes 36condos 18homes Avgsale price $573,557 $910,321 $659,185 $2,522,056 Buyers dont delay! Low inventory = prices rising! Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201446 Sailors Assembled For Performance Race WeekForty-four sailors and 11 coaches recently gathered at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva for the sold-out 14th annual Offshore/North U Performance Race Week. The week featured racing seminars and on-water training with Offshore Sailing and North Us expert racing instructors, aboard Colgate 26 sailboats in Southwest Floridas optimum sailing conditions. Hosted by Offshore Sailing Schools chairman Steve Colgate and North U director Bill Gladstone, the week-long event attracted crews of four learning and racing all day with professional sailing coaches. North U is the education division of North Sails. No other program offers so much racing with coaches having decades of teaching experience on each boat. We review instructional video shot during the day as an integral part of the Offshore Sailing/North U curriculum, and Floridas gulf coast is a wonderful learning and sailing destination, said Colgate. We had a great week. Performance Race Week was fantastic, said Winter Hawley of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. What you learn in one week is more valuable than anything youll learn in years of sailing. In partnership with The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, the Colgate 26 boats flew special co-branded mainsails to commemorate Offshore Sailing Schools 50th anniversary this year. The 15th annual Performance Race Week will be held again on Captiva Island April 19-25, 2015. Race Week information is available at www. Offshore Sailing School has taught more than 130,000 adults and families to sail or sail better, providing all levels of Colgate Sailing and U.S. Sailing certification from Basic Keelboat through Offshore Passage. Offshore Sailing School packages its courses with accommodations at South Seas Island Resort, the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach and Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown St. Petersburg and Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina and The Moorings/Mariner Inn in the British Virgin Islands. Sailing and cruising courses, and a sailing club are also available at Offshore Sailings commuter locations at Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, New Jersey, and Pier 25 in Tribeca in New York City. For additional information on Offshore Sailing School, visit www.offshoresailing. com. Offshore Sailing Schools Colgate 26 sailboats Performance Race Week sailors Winning Bid Brings Artwork HomeThe Sanibel is Kayaking artwork that was part of the Sanibel is. advertising campaign now resides in the Tarpon Bay Explorers gift shop. When Tarpon Bay Explorers General Manager Wendy Schnapp read that the piece was being offered at auction or for a guaranteed sale bid, she knew there was only one home for it that made any sense. She called, made the guaranteed bid of $400, picked up the piece and it was on display in the Tarpon Bay gift shop the same day. The advertising campaign was sponsored by Eric Pfeifer of Pfeifer Realty Group and ran for 10 months in local papers. The ads were then produced as 18by 24-inch artworks on gallery wrap canvases and offered at auction. Buyers could choose to donate their bid to any one of 10 Sanibel-based non-profit organizations. Schnapp donated her bid to the Ding Darling Wildlife Society. Each of the 10 ads focused on one aspect of Sanibel life, and kayaking of is a big part of life on Sanibel. Schnapp said, Our concessionaires contract to provide kayaking tour and rental services for the JN Ding Darling Refuge was just renewed for another five to 10 years so Sanibel is. Kayaking will be at Tarpon Bay for a long time to come. Tarpon Bay employees Charlie Frese, Margie Klein, Wendy Schnapp, Patty Clark and realtor Eric Pfeifer show off the Sanibel is Kayaking artwork at its new home at Tarpon Bay A CPA spends years preparing formoments just like these .Call 239.472.13231648 Perwinkle Way, Suite D SanibelWe recommend Tax Saving Strategies that help you...Businesses and individuals pay the lowest amount of taxes allowable by law because we continually look for ways to minimize your taxes.


47 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014Playing With His Third Heart, Comptons Finish In The U.S. Open Captured Worldwide Admirationby Ed FrankNot to diminish last weeks dazzling, spectacular wireto-wire U.S. Open Golf Championship by German Martin Kaymer, but the amazing second-place finish by unknown Erik Compton is a heartrending story written by this courageous golfer who has undergone not one but two heart transplants. For every sporting event there are human interest sidelines, but few can match the intrigue and drama of Comptons runnerup in what many consider the most important tournament of the year the U.S. Open. This 34-year-old journeyman ranked 187th in the world at the start of the week and who had never finished higher than fifth in 99 previous PGA events, withstood the merciless layout of Pinehurst No. 2 to finish two under par to tie for second place. He was one of only three golfers in the prestigious field to complete the 64 holes under par the champion Kaymer and 25-yearold Rickie Fowler who tied Compton for second place. In the brutal North Carolina heat and playing with Heart No. 3, Compton earned the admiration of millions watching worldwide to prove his heroics both on and off the links. When he was nine years old, he was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy, a condition affecting the heart muscle. He underwent a successful heart transplant three years later. Then in 2007, he suffered a serious heart attack, driving himself to the hospital where he underwent a second heart transplant. Still suffering vertigo and various allergies and closely monitoring his vital signs, Compton never gave up his quest for life and for golf. We all have adversities in life. Some are more major. You cant ever write yourself off, he said after the tournament which earned him $790,000, by far his largest tournament prize. At just five-foot eight inches and weighing barely 150 pounds, Compton can drive a ball more than 300 yards. His dramatics on the final hole Sunday best portray the skill and courage of Erik Compton. The up-and-down I made on 18 is an example of never giving up. I hit the worlds worst shot into the green and then got up and down, he said. He drained the putt into the center of the cup to save par and to secure his second-place finish to the roar of thousands surrounding the hole. Time will tell whether this amazing accomplishment by Compton will be remembered longer than the unflappable play by the champion Kaymer. But for Compton, it was week he will never forget. If I never played golf again for the rest of my life, I think that I have made my mark in the game, he said afterwards. Indeed he has. Miracle Cling to Half-Game Lead with Two Games Remaining Through Monday of this week, the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team held a slim half-game lead over the St. Lucie Mets with just two games remaining in the chase for the Florida State League South Division Championship for the seasons first-half. The Miracle began the final three-game series of the first half of the season with a 6-2 victory over Bradenton Monday night while St. Lucie defeated Charlotte by the same score. In last weekends Florida State League All-Star Game, the Miracles Adam Brett Walker won the All-Star Home Run Derby. He currently leads the Miracle with 14 homers and 52 RBIs in 64 games. He is on pace to match the 27 homers he recorded last year at Low A Cedar Rapids. Erik Compton CHUCK BERGSTROMIsland Resident Award Winning Realtor Buying, Selling or just want to chatTalk to Chuck!(239) 209-6500 or 800 388-2311(239) 472-2311 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. 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ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201450 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Now that summer is here and we are not dealing with homework and tight schedules, I am wondering if there is some simple activity I can do with all of my kids who range in age from 5 to 14 at the same time and that will help them at school. Of course, I read and review schoolwork with them but I am looking for an additional something special. Christina S., Fort Myers Beach, Florida Christina, Your question is most intriguing. Sometimes it is some quick simple activity that can nurture and build beneficial lifelong skills and habits. In my recent reading, I came across one such activity that we all practice from time to time but when we practice it with intention it can make a big difference. What is this mystery activity it is simply practicing being grateful! There is science behind being grateful. Dr. Christine Carter, a Berkeley researcher, has dedicated her career to studying and sharing the science of happiness. She has found evidence that grateful people are healthier, happier and more satisfied with their lives. They are more resilient and have a higher sense of self-worth. Grateful teens are less likely to abuse alcohol and drugs, and less likely to have behavior problems at school. She says that it is central to our physical and mental health. Scientifically speaking, the science of gratitude is just beginning to be understood on a neurological level. When people consciously practice gratitude, they likely: Enjoy higher flows of dopamine (the neurotransmitter that we call happy) Feel brighter and more alert, an effect correlated with more of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (think energizer) Have greater activity in the hypothalamus, which influences metabolism and stress levels But these benefits dont flow from an occasional Thanksgiving or holiday thank you. Both children and adults benefit greatly from practicing gratitude on a regular basis. In one study, students who kept gratitude journals even for a short period of time strengthened their overall resilience and became less vulnerable to everyday stresses and complaints like rashes and headaches. So what exactly is gratitude and how is it best practiced to gain benefits? One of the worlds leading experts on gratitude, Dr. Robert Emmons, has identified two parts of gratitude. Part 1: Recognize goodness. This isnt about striving for perfection or ignoring lifes challenges but in being able to recognize the gifts and benefits we receive. Part 2: Acknowledge that this goodness comes from outside of us. There is nothing wrong with kids understanding their own strengths, but grateful people balance this with an understanding of our humble dependence on others. Erin Walsh, in her article Raising Grateful Kids: Why Going From Gimme to Thank You Is Important For Your Childs Health and Happiness, says that nurturing gratitude doesnt mean ignoring the hard stuff, sidelining the challenges or encouraging a forced cheerfulness. It is about finding ways to deliberately and consistently welcome the good in. Gratitude isnt a script. It is a practice. There is no one correct way to practice gratitude, rather there are many ways and the important part is to pick one or more strategies to incorporate practicing gratitude into your daily life. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking and practicing gratitude. Frequently ask every family member to post words, photos and objects of gratitude in your home. Write or text your loved ones a message of thanks for something they did that made your day better. Your message will make their day! The best thing today exercise: This is a great family activity. At the dinner table or before bed, ask your child to tell you the best thing they experienced that day. This will make you smile. Shelley 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 Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Berke Named To Deans ListIan Berke from Sanibel has been named to the University of Delawares Deans List for the 2014 spring semester. To meet eligibility requirements for the Deans List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester. Cohn Goes For The Big Cut By Donating Hairsubmitted by Chet SadlerHow long does it take to grow your hair over one foot long? Just ask Mike Cohn, an employee of John Grey Painting. It started out as a bit of a joke with my girlfriend, he recalled. When my hair got long enough, I wanted to do something meaningful with it. We thought it would be great if donating my hair could help kids in need. More than two years ago, Cohn found out about an organization called Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. He had heard of the organization through a friend that had received locks from the organization. To put his plan in motion, Cohn contacted Jeanne Melvin, owner of Island Winds Coiffures in The Promenade shopping center (next door to John Grey Painting). Thanks to Melvins generosity, she donated the time of her number-one stylist Marisa, who gave Cohn a proper haircut. People interested in making a personal donation should visit www.locksoflove. org. Mike Cohn showing his two-year growth Stylist Marisa making the final cut Mike Cohn is clean cut again Superior InteriorsHow Long Does It Take? by Cindy MalszyckiWhen planning a new room redesign, window treatments can usually be ordered after other furnishings have been purchased. As a general rule of thumb, hard window treatments (blinds, shades, verticals, cellulars, etc.) can generally be installed two to four weeks after the order is placed. Remember, these are custom ordered specifically for your windows. Fabric treatments vary greatly in delivery time. The more elaborate the design, the longer it may take to create and manufacture. Some windows actually require the designer to make a template to ensure proper installation of the finished product. Its not uncommon for a custom made window treatment design to take approximately six to eight weeks from order to completion. The next step in the process is scheduling the installation of your window treatments by a professionally trained window treatment installer. All reputable designers have installers on their staff who are truly craftspeople when it comes to ensuring a beautiful, trouble free installation. Often, another week or two is needed to schedule this installation. Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at cindy@decden. net. Read us online at


51 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 No one likes something that cant change with the times. Especially now. Things change so rapidly that we appear to live in a throw away economy. Remember the Sony Walkman? Replaced by the iPod. Even now, the iPod is threatened by music streaming services like Pandora and Spotify. Blockbuster Video stores used to be in nearly every Publix shopping center. They were run out of business by Netflix, Redbox, Hulu and Xfinity On Demand. When I was a young kid, there was really no such thing as mutual funds. Only the wealthy could afford to have financial advisors who helped them build individual stock and bond portfolios. Today, financial service products abound that meet the needs of everyone from the uber-rich to the middle class. The Brady Bunch was considered such a unique blended family situation back in the 1970s that America tuned in to watch the antics. Today, Brady Bunches are commonplace. Tax laws change. Trust laws evolve. So whats my point? Irrevocable trusts. Theyre a dangerous necessity in some estate planning situations. As opposed to revocable (or living) trusts where the grantor can change anything that he or she wants so long as he or she is alive and competent, irrevocable trusts by design cannot be changed by the grantor. The reason that irrevocable trusts cant be changed is because they are used to make completed gifts to remove assets from an estate, or to protect assets from the reach of creditors or predators like divorcing spouses. Irrevocable trusts are necessary to get charitable income and estate tax deductions as well. If the trust in question were revocable, it could not accomplish any of those benefits. When implementing an irrevocable trust, one must be very careful. Once youve named the trustee, that selection cant be changed by you as the grantor. So if you named Friendly Local Bank as trustee, and that bank was bought by Unfriendly International Bank that charges high fees and provides little service, the beneficiaries could very well be stuck. Once youve determined which beneficiaries get what share, that is written in stone. When you draft a document to conform to todays investment strategies and tax laws, it might be obsolete in a few years. Ask a friend or family member who is a beneficiary or a trustee of an inflexible irrevocable trust and you may hear gripes or worse horror stories. So what is one to do? Live with the inflexibility? No. There are alternatives. The client and attorney can discuss including escape hatches to be built into the irrevocable trust that allow for flexibility. Consider how you might include flexibility in a document that irrevocably names a trustee, for example. Lets say that client wishes to name Trust Company as trustee. To ensure that Trust Company remains good and vigilant, client can create a provision inside of the irrevocable trust that names an independent party who can remove and replace Trust Company with another or with a family member. The irrevocable trust can grant powers of appointment to certain beneficiaries that allow them to change who is entitled to income and principal from their share. This way, if an unexpected death occurs, or a beneficiary experiences a bankruptcy that threatens the inheritance, or if a beneficiary develops drug or alcohol problems, the terms of the trust can be amended not by the grantor but by a trusted independent individual or beneficiary as circumstances warrant. A trust protector can be named and powers granted to this individual who would have the ability to modify the trust to comply with changing tax laws. Generally speaking, the trust protector should not be a trustee or a beneficiary of the trust to prevent unintended tax outcomes. There are countless other strategies to make irrevocable trusts more flexible. You see my point. Careful thought should be put into the selection of the independent parties named inside of the document, including the powers that one grants to those parties. There is always the possibility that the parties you select abuse their authority. If they did, then they would have to answer to the beneficiaries. Anyone serving in an independent role would have a fiduciary duty to the trust beneficiaries when acting. In other words, they would have to act in the best interests of those affected. Paragraphs expressing the grantors intent go a long way here. As you can imagine, a well drafted irrevocable trust is anything but boilerplate. But it pays to put the thought in before assets are transferred, rather than waiting for problems after. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerMaking An Irrevocable Trust More Flexibleby Craig R. 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ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201452 Platt Included In 2014 Florida Super LawyersHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. announced that Trust & Estate Attorney David Platt, of the firms Sanibel office, was among the 25 Henderson Franklins attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers magazine. Platt was selected for his work in Trust and Estates Law and Litigation. With over 30 years of experience, he concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, real estate and business entity formations. He frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants, attorneys and the general public. Platt serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law, and is the author of several publications. He has also been recognized throughout his career by The Best of the U.S. LLC, Florida Monthly and has been included in Best Lawyers in America since 2006. He is active in the Southwest Florida Community and serves as a board member for Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. He also served on the board of the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. For more information on Henderson Franklin, visit David M. Platt Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Norris Home Furnishings Appoints DirectorNorris Home Furnishings appointed industry veteran Bill Griffin to the position of director of retail planning and visual merchandising. Bill is an excellent addition to our outstanding team of professionals, said Larry Norris, president. He is a gifted visual display designer and is highly regarded throughout the home furnishings industry. A Texas native, Griffin has worked in retail design and home furnishings for more than 30 years. His design consulting company handled both domestic and international clients. He has remodeled major retail stores in the U.S. and abroad, designed and launched two furniture lines, as well as presented design seminars at national home furnishings trade expos. He has been published in Furniture Today and other shelter publications. I am truly excited to be with Norris Home Furnishings, Griffin said. Norris is a leader in interior design and fine furnishings in Southwest Florida, and Larry Norris is well known and respected industry wide. Norris Home Furnishings has three showrooms; in Fort Myers, Sanibel and Naples. Bill Griffin Protecting the Future of our Clients Where Theres a Will, Theres a WayDuring the emotional time of a loved ones passing, it may seem overwhelming to deal with their estate. But, reason must prevail. Let Our Experienced Attorneys Help you through the process. Let us help protect your estate, Assets and your Wishes Estate Planning Living Trusts Last Will & Testament Living Will/Healthcare Proxy/Power of Attorney Asset Protection & Trust Formation Probate & Probate Litigation239-337-1147 www.KFJlaw.com15701 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers, FL 33908 Kara M. Jursinski, LL.M. Real Estate Development Kevin F. Jursisnki, B.C.S. Florida Board Certied in Real Estate, Business & Construction Law James W. McQuade, LL.M.Estate PlanningSend your editorial copy


53 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 Eden Energy MedicineProtect Your Eyes And Eyesight With EEM Part IIby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12)One of my students from Texas reported that her eyesight improved markedly, per her optometrist, within four months, after doing the daily eye exercises. Lets learn why: From a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, the eyes are governed by the liver, kidney and stomach meridians. The liver is the Commander of our blood and thus nourishes our eyes. Our kidneys provide the filtered fluid for which the bulk of the eyeball itself is composed and the stomach meridian surrounds the eyes entirely (which meridian starts right under the eye, travels down the cheekbone and then up around the top of the forehead and back down through the middle of the eye). So, if you have imbalances with one or more of these three meridians, you will expect to have imbalances with the eyes. Part of the journey to improve your vision is to get the rest of the body in balance, too. So, combining the daily eye exercises with the 5 Minute Daily Energy Routine optimizes the likelihood of improved vision. A quick daily routine includes eight exercises, of which two are described below: 1. Upon waking, gently rub your eyes with your fingers or with your palms. Since the time for waking is usually between 7 and 9 a.m., this is the high tide for stomach meridian and provides support 2. Palm your eyes You learned this one last week. 3. While reading, working at your computer or working on paperwork, periodically rub the bony structure around the entire eye socket, using gentle pressure with your fingers. Start at the inside bridge of the nose, continue under the eye and around the eyebrow. If you are feeling eye strain, palm the eyes. Other exercises will be covered in upcoming weeks, as we will address eye exercises. Enjoy the journey and the energetic shifts. Have fun with your new energy! Next weeks topic is Learn The Daily Eye Exercises To Support The Eyes. If you have a question, email Karen Semmelman at SemmEnergyCenter@ Learn more at EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. New Director Of Sales And MarketingTOTI Media, Inc., publishers of Times of the Islands, RSW Living, Bonita & Estero, and Gulf & Main magazines, appointmented advertising veteran Kyle Fisher as director of sales and marketing. Fisher will be responsible for all advertising operations at the magazine groups four publications as well as all online marketing platforms. He will be based in Fort Myers and the Sanibel office. We are thrilled to have Kyle join our team, said Friedrich Jaeger, chairman and founder of TOTI. Kyles strong local relationships, depth of experience, and knowledge of print and digital media is a perfect fit for our expansion plans, and with our client-centric approach. His background and experience led him to working with some of the most visible and important companies in Southwest Florida and we expect his impact to be immediate and powerful for us, both in Lee and Collier counties. Fisher brings more than 25 years of experience in sales management, product improvement, market analysis, client relations, negotiations, communications and customer satisfaction. He has worked with Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies as a proven performer who can build high-margin client relationships, and earned a reputation as the driving force behind record sales growth. Prior to joining TOTI, Fisher worked for the Naples Daily News, for more than seven years marketing the newspapers multimedia product portfolio. He moved to Lee County after several years at Scholastic Publishing in New York. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Fordham University in New York. I am delighted to become part of the TOTI team, Fisher said. Fisher lives in Fort Myers and enjoys reading, travel and physical fitness activities. Kyle Fisher


ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201454 deaRPharmacistRelieve Itchy Eyes And Hay Fever Miseryby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I take loratadine all spring because of my allergies to pollen and grass. Is that the best antihistamine and are there natural ones? SM, Orlando, Florida I like loratadine (Claritin) when it comes to choosing antihistamines because its not sedating. I take it on occasion, and I break the 10mg tablets in half, to get 5mg daily, because that works for me, and doesnt dry me up as much. I use plain tablets, because you cant break long-acting ones. Diphenhydramine is another popular antihistamine, but its very sedating so take it at night. Expect a morning hangover. These antihistamines and also Zyrtec, Allegra and Chlor-trimeton are constipating. Well, of course! Theyre intended to dry you, so they dry up everything! Ask your practitioner about some of the following natural options and home remedies which also help: Probiotics Top of the list. Numerous well-designed clinical trials, including one in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition prove that probiotics reduce allergy symptoms. In this particular trial, the participants noticed a reduction in hay fever symptoms but it took a couple of months of daily supplementation to see that. Another interesting study found that babies born to mothers who supplemented with probiotics had fewer problems with allergies and asthma. The results were not as supportive if the babies were started on probiotics after birth, so ladies, take your probiotics before and during pregnancy. Quercetin Its a pigment found in plants and citrus. Its also a potent natural antihistamine in high doses, like 500mg two to three times daily; this smacks down histamine, the chemical that triggers the assault, all the sneezing and bloodshot, itchy eyes. Vitamin C can be substituted. Green Tea This improves your chance to fight against germs, and it reduces histamine and inflammatory chemicals (called cytokines). Butterbur This is the same herbal extract I talked about in Headache Free for migraine prevention, and guess what? It is also useful for allergies for the same reason. It reduces leukotrienes, which are compounds that upset your body, just like histamine. Leukotrienes are the chemicals that actually sustain the misery, the swelling and inflammation, the stuffiness in your nose and so forth. Rather than get addicted to those nasal sprays, you can just reduce the production of the compounds with Butterbur. Its sold at health food stores nationwide and online like all the other supplements Ive mentioned. Steam inhalation I love easy! Heat up water in a pot, and carefully inhale the warm steam (add a drop of eucalyptus oil). Eye Wash Every home should have this in case a household cleanser splashes in your eye. Its sold at pharmacies and online, by various brands including Bausch & Lomb. Rinsing your hot, red eyes feels amazing, then you can put a cool compress on it. Try not to scratch! Natural Similasin Allergy Eye Relief eye drops are soothing, and you can also ask for a prescription for Zaditor (ketotofin) antihistamine eye drops. 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. Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Joint Rehabilitation Specia list Vertigo Specialist Certified Lymphedema Therapist Manual Therapy One-on-One Treatments with our Physical Therapists (no patient overlaps) in a Full-Service Clinic. Medicare Providers Private Pay Insurance Claim Submission 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 (in the Sanibel Square) MA# 27832 PT# 13489 Tel: (239) 395-5858 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I have heard that long eyelashes are the new must-have thing of beauty. That is fine with me because I am fed up with looking at all these 42D chests as a result of breast surgery. Our grandson visited us at our beach condo with his fiance. Last time we saw her she was a 34A and now she is a 40D and is spilling all over. She wore tight T-shirts, tight sweaters and tops with necklines almost to her waist. We were embarrassed, and glad to see them leave. What do you think? Vera Dear Vera, I also see these displays where I live. Recently, I read in our local paper that plastic surgeons who do breast augmentation are overwhelmed and overworked, having so many patients and 98 percent are private pay. I am also told that the most popular high school graduation gift is breast augmentation surgery. There is little doubt that sweaters, blouses and other clothing looks nicer and more feminine with appropriate bust size but going from a 34A to a 40D seems a little excessive to me. Eyelash augmentation seems like a better alternate route. Lizzie Dear Vera, I have heard along the way that cosmetic surgery should be, A whisper not a scream. Folks that have not gone overboard a whisper of something different look great. On the other hand, folks with breasts the size of personal flotation devices and lips appearing as if they are having an allergic reaction to shellfish scream plastic surgery and look silly. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is Longest Day Fundraiser For AlzheimersWear The Fund is striving to raise money to help a great cause. About 44 million people worldwide are currently living with dementia with an expected 76 million people said to be affected by 2030. Alzheimers is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. A new case of Alzheimers is developed every 67 seconds. With the rapid growth of these two diseases here in the nation, help is needed to fight against Alzheimers. On June 21, The Longest Day will be recognized by thousands of different teams around the world, all bonding together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimers. Locally, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road in Estero. It is free for all ages. The goal is to raise as much money as possible for the Alzheimers Association. All proceeds from the day will go directly to the cause. An air conditioned tent will be provided by Bruno Air. There will be local vendors such as Kona Ice and Popz BBQ, a variety of raffles, prizes and giveaways. There will also be a water balloon toss and art workshop for the kids. Help celebrate the work of an organization that envisions a world without Alzheimers disease and dementia. For more information, contact Joshua Lewis at 917-324-6892 or email ISLAND ISLAND PHARMACY PHARMACY(Voted Best Pharmacy on The Island 6 years)CARING FOR YOU AND ABOUT YOUPhone 472-6188 Fax 472-61442330 Palm Ridge Rd. #12, Sanibel


55 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 Sanibel Vet Treats Second Dog For Toad Toxinby Anne MitchellSanibel veterinarian Dr. Mark Mathusa last week saw his second case in a year of marine toad poisoning in a dog. The dog, a Jack Russell terrier, had bitten the toad in its owners yard and immediately begun salivating, vomiting and acting unsteady. The owner flushed out the dogs mouth an important first step, says Mathusa then took the dog to him for treatment. He stabilized it with atropine, then gave a dose of valium for the seizures plus cortisone to treat stress, along with fluids. Untreated, dogs and cats can die from the toxin thats secreted as a milky fluid from the toads large parotoid glands at the back of its head, behind the ears. They can go into cardiac arrest, Mathusa noted. According to the University of Florida Wildlife Extensions website, when this non-native species is threatened or handled, it secretes a substance that in humans can burn the eyes and irritate skin. Symptoms of marine toad poisoning in pets include drooling, head-shaking, crying, loss of coordination, and, in more serious cases, convulsions. The dogs (or cats) gums often turn red, an indicator used by veterinarians to distinguish toad poisoning from epilepsy, the University of Florida website states. For this reason, pet owners should be familiar with their pets normal gum color. If you suspect toad poisoning, get a hose and run water in the side of the dogs/cats mouth, pointing the animals head downward so water isnt swallowed. Rub the gums and mouth to remove the toxin. This treatment is usually successful, but call your veterinarian immediately, according to UF. Mathusa said when he worked in Key West, toad poisoning in pets was quite common and the toads could reach the size of a dinner plate. That was about 20 years ago. The offending creature in his case preserved and kept in a freezer for now is about six inches long. After he read an article in the Island Sun last year about these toads showing up on Sanibel, he brushed up on toad toxin treatment. Another indication of toad poisoning in dogs he has seen is that they turn their heads to the left. Reduced Adoption Fees At Animal Services At Lee County Domestic Animal Services shelter, kitten season is in full swing. During kitten season, the monthly intake of cats and kittens entering the shelter doubles from 250 to nearly 500. To help alleviate the overcrowding, all felines six months and over are just $25 as well as two-for-one during Animal Services Kitten Smitten adoption promotion. In addition to the discounted fees for cats, the shelter is also reducing the adoption fee to $35 for all dogs 35 pounds and over. Kitten season, which runs from May through October, signals the beginning of crisis season for shelters. For Animal Services, the spike in cat intake combined with an average monthly intake of 400 dogs and lull in adoptions during the summer months leads to overcrowding at the shelter. The discounted fees still include all the same veterinary and other services valued at over $500. Every pet adopted will receive spay or neuter surgery, ageappropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and older, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, Lee County pet license for pets three months and older, microchip ID, 10-day health guarantee, and Pet Behavior Helpline. Pets available for adoption may be viewed online and adopters can submit their application online. The website updates hourly. Volunteers and staff will be available to help individuals and families select the pet that best suits their lifestyle. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bufus marinus, or marine toad, whose secretions can be fatal to dogs and cats and highly irritating to humans Dr. Mark Mathusa, veterinarian Foundation Recognizes PTSD Awareness DayMiles of Smiles Foundation President Keith Doxie and his wife Gail of North Fort Myers applaud the United States Senate initiative to raise awareness to the issues of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) whereby June 27 is designated as National PTSD Awareness Day. In addition, June has been designated as PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD). According to the NCPTSD, PTSD is an anxiety disorder resulting from exposure to a single traumatic event or multiple traumatic events, such as sexual or physical assault, natural or man-made disaster, and war-related combat stress. Symptoms of PTSD include persistent intrusive thoughts and distressing dreams about the traumatic event, triggered emotional responses to reminders of the trauma, efforts to avoid thinking or talking about the trauma, and persistent hyper vigilance for cues that indicate additional danger or trauma re-occurring. Miles of Smiles Foundation operates Miles Ranch, a not-for-profit 20-acre horse ranch located in North Fort Myers, dedicated to equine-assisted psychotherapy for military veterans. Founded in 2007, the foundation is named in honor of Miles Doxie, son of Gail and Keith, who passed away May 25, 2006, at the age of 17 (two weeks before he was to leave for a career in the U.S. Air Force). They have since dedicated a good portion of their lives assisting veterans who suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) via equine assisted psychotherapy and equine assisted learning programs. One such benefactor is retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Miniaci, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Purple Heart recipient and single-dad of a six-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 2007, ending his military career. Sergeant Miniaci was paired with a horse named Marshall that once belonged to Miles Doxie. Today, Miniaci is a team member at Miles Ranch, interacting with other veterans and horses. The Miles Ranch relies on donations received through various fundraising events throughout the year, but to provide a tangible return for a donation, the Doxies have created a fence post program. By donating $75, a donors name is affixed on a brass plaque to a fence post at The Miles Ranch. A $75 donation covers the cost of an eight-foot section of horse fence. By visiting online at, you can donate to the fence post program and participate in other ways to help out at the Miles Ranch. Founded in 2007, the Miles of Smiles Foundation is a HIPPA-compliant, registered 501(c)3 corporation. From left, Purple Heart recipient and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Robert Miniaci with Marshall and Keith Doxie at the Miles Ranch in North Fort Myers


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REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 201460 RS 3/21 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COMC M F Y Pbtn T Looking for a Home in McGregor Woods ? SERVICES OFFEREDSANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN LPN AVAILABLE LPN available for home health care, able to work 24/7. References available upon request. Many years of experience taking care of elderly in their homes. Call 207-350-9410. NS 5/30 CC 6/20 ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 3/21 CC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 RS 1/25 BM TFN REAL ESTATEGARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTINGRICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER239-472-5147garciaonsanibel.comOffering Personal, Private, and Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. 30 Year Resident of Sanibel. Licensed in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. RS 6/6 CC 6/27 VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN SUNDIAL BEACH AND TENNIS RESORT CONDOGround oor, one bedroom,screened lanai just steps to the beach. Freshly painted. Long or short term rental. Please call for details. Claudia 917-208-6018.RS 6/13 CC 7/18 CONDO RENTAL SERVICES OFFEREDHELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 1/4 PC TFN REMODELING AND RENOVATIONEdgars Remodeling and custom Residential and commercial Call 239-745-6704 Email edgardcaro86@gmail.comRS 6/20 CC 5/23 ANNUAL RENTALANNUAL RENTALNicely furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo at Captains Walk on Sanibel available immediately. Washer/Dryer in condo. NO PETS. $1,400/month plus utilities. Call Lighthouse Realty 239-579-0511.NS 6/13 CC 6/20 ANNUAL RENTAL2/1 duplex back apartment. $1,450/mo. includes all utilities. 2/1 duplex front apartment. $1,300/mo. includes water,sewer. Sorry no pets. Prefer non-smokers. Call 239-267-8594NS 6/13 CC 6/27 NEAR BEACH W/DIRECT ACCESS3BR/2BA west-end Sanibel Canal home w/dock, ground level, updated and clean, extremely low utilities, large storage shed, unfurnished. Available JULY 1, 2014 CALL 239-395-0401 OR 239-229-0525 $1,800. per monthNS 6/20 CC 6/20 GULF HARBOUR YACHT & COUNTY CLUB TOWNHOUSE3 Bed 3 Bath + Den/Of ce. 2 Car on 16th Green. Golf, Tennis/Spa Avail. $2,150. a month. 239-233-2930. NS 6/20 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALANNUAL RENTALS ON SANIBEL ISLAND3/2 units in duplex & triplex with pool. Newly remodeled. Pet friendly. $2,100/month 2/2 units in duplex. Newly remodeled. Pet friendly. $1,700/month 2/1 condo. Newly remodeled. Sorry,no pets. $1,600/month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 4/11 CCTFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ROAD RALLY ANSWER1979 ANNUAL RENTALSPlease call for details472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker Helping People Become Islanders for Over 40 Years!! RS 6/20 BM TFNHOMES Canal Front Tranquil, 3/2 den, dock. UF. $3,200/mo. Captiva, 3/2 pool. UF $2,500/mo. Perfect Island Stilt Home, 2/2 UF updated, walk to Beach. $1,600/mo. CONDOS A Gulf side 2/2 UF, MUST SEE! $1,850/mo. Lake Front, TownHome, 2/2.5 F. or UF. $1,500/mo. Beachside -Beautiful Gulf Views, 2/2 F. $3,500/mo. ANNUAL RENTALNice 3/2 Sanibel cottage on double lot. Private and quiet, last house on a dead end street. Close to Periwinkle and shopping,easy on and off island. $1,800. a month, you pay utilities. Call 773-507-8095. RS 6/20 CC TFN


CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 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 RF Bbtn Rf Dnt r F MnWEEKLY NEWS Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993 Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732 Pick up a copy or go to Click on Read the Island Sun or The River 61 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 HELP WANTEDFULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIANBene ts Tolls Paid Call Maureen at the Sanibel School 239 472-1617NS 3/21 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERKFor multi-store retailer Sanibel Sunglass Company Year-round part time 10-20 hrs/week Must have A/P experience & knowledge of retail management/accounting systems Compensation based on quali cations. jobs@sanibelsunglasscompany.comNS 6/6 CC 6/27 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 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 6/6 CC 8/29 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 1987 BMW 325i CONVERTIBLEORIGINAL OWNER, ALWAYS GARAGED AND MAINTAINED BY BMW SPECIALIST. GOOD DRIVE, WELL PRESERVED BY SANIBEL RESIDENT. ALL ORIGINAL -$2,000. CALL 239-395-0508NS 6/13 CC 6/27 AUTO FOR SALE HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATORImmediate opening. Sanibel Public Library. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Community Outreach Coordinator promotes the library through all types of media and forms of communication including print and digital; develops promotional materials for the library; oversees the librarys web presence including website and social media; works with staff to support planning and coordinating of library events and displays; coordinates public relations and advertising. Quali cations: Bachelors degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related eld and a minimum of two years experience in public relations and/or community relations or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Library, government, or nonpro t experience a plus. Occasional evening and weekend work required. The Sanibel Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The complete job description is available at Serious candidates only, please forward a letter of interest, resume and work samples in PDF format to by July 18, 2014. NS 6/20 CC 6/27 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION HUGE GARAGE SALE4599 Brainard Bayou Rd. (San-cap to Wild Lime) Saturday, June 21 8 a.m. til 3 p.m. Lots of Treasures! Furniture and ToysNS 6/20 CC 6/20


NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . Lions Club (Tom 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 . . Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2040 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .728-1971ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-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) . . . . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week 62 ISLAND SUN JUNE 20, 2014 Hi, Im Lewis. I am a very calm, quiet and super affectionate boy. If you want a devoted, loyal companion to share your life with, Im your guy. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services June adoption promotion. My name is Rapunzel. Im a beauty and thats a fact. What you may not know is what a beautiful personality I have. Im young and affectionate and Im ready make your family complete. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $50) during Animal Services June adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets. com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Rapunzel ID# 583650 Lewis ID# 588238


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