Island sun


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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
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United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva


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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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"Sanibel and Captiva Islands."

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JULY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:40 8:25 6:40 8:25 6:41 8:25 6:41 8:25 6:42 8:25 6:42 8:25 6:43 8:25 VOL. 22, NO. 2 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JULY 4, 2014 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Sunset at Redfish Pass on Captiva Cruises Lady Chadwick see 4th of July event schedule on page 3CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY! PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Lightning Triggers Condominium Blazeby Jeff LysiakOn the evening of June 26, a pair of mid-island condominium units caught fire as a result of a lightning strike that caused the total destruction of both units with more than $1 million in property damages. According to Chief Danny Duncan of the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District, a call came in at 10:28 p.m. last Thursday for a fire at the Sunset South Condominiums, 1341 Middle Gulf Drive. Two trucks were dispatched to the scene, arriving at 10:38 p.m. The fire could be seen from as far away as Fort Myers Beach, witnesses reported.continued on page 30 The fire-damaged roof just hours after the fire was extinguished photo by Janie HowlandPatriotic Picnic Table Arrives At Jensensby Jeff LysiakOn Monday afternoon, Jensens Twin Palm Cottages & Marina on Captiva received a patriotically-painted and inscribed picnic table on behalf of veterans support group Operation Open Arms, courtesy of Lowes Store #2361 in Cape Coral. Customers and employees of Lowes added their signatures and messages of support for U.S. troops to the custompainted picnic table, which also includes an American flag in the middle. The table was donated to Operation Open Arms founder Captain John Giddyup Bunch, who in turn donated it to Jensens. Since 2005, the Jensen brothers have never said no to any request Ive made to them, said Bunch. They are as worthy as anyone who give so much to support Operation Open Arms, our troops and the families of our veterans. Last year, the Jensens Dave, Jimmy and John were recognized for their years of community service and support of Americas military veterans when they were awarded the 2013 Good Samaritan E-Award, given by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. The brothers have provided accommodations for combat-wounded veterans at their resort as well as organized fishing continued on page 11 Jensens Twin Palm Cottages & Marina received a patriotic picnic table on behalf of Operation Open Arms, courtesy of Lowes, on Monday afternoon. Pictured from left are Dave Godfrey, Dave Jensen, Troy Osborne of Lowes, John Jensen and Doug Rigsby. photos by Jeff Lysiak Employees of Lowes Store #2361 in Cape Coral and their customers signed the picnic table with messages supporting our troops


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ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 20144 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, gentlyused 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 added to 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. Sunset Social on the Sanibel Causeway Tuesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. Contact the center for directions to the viewing area. Bring an appetizer to share and a beach chair. Weather permitting. Games Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes will be 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 15 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 card 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 the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way on Sanibel. 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-5pm 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 Featuring Original Paintings by David Ruhe630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Summer Hours : Monday thru Saturday 10am to 239-395-1350 302.569.2399FUN & FOND MEMORIESNEW on SANIBEL/CAPTIVA (Residents)Your PortraitI PAINT PEOPLE & PETSACRYLIC ON CANVASMS. GINA Our email address is


5 ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 4th of July! Pancakes Parking Parade PerksAt Sanibel Community Church at Sanibel Community ChurchFREE FREE FREEAll You Can Eat Pancakes All Free Fun Day of Celebration! A Sanibel Tradition for 38 Years Feel the Romance of an Earlier Time with Authentic Ancient & Spanish Treasure Coins and Estate Jewelry 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am ay-Saturday 10a m e 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! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS!Captiva Community Panel To MeetThe Captiva Community Panel will meet on Tuesday, July 8 in the Cone Room at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. The agenda is scheduled to include: 9 a.m. Introductions and roll call; approval of June 10 minutes 9:05 a.m. CEPD update by Kathy Rooker 9:10 a.m. Captiva Fire District update by Chief Rich Dickerson 9:15 a.m. LCSO update by Sgt. Mike Sawicki 9:20 a.m. Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee by Doris Holzheimer 9:25 a.m. Committee reports (as necessary): Fund-raising by Paul McCarthy (2 minutes) Communications by Susan Stuart (1 minute) Planning by Max Forgey (1 minute) 9:30 a.m. S-Car-Go trolley discussion by Sandy Stilwell 10 a.m. Captiva Plan update discussion by Max Forgey 10:30 a.m. River Hall update by Max Forgey 10:35 a.m. Other business and public comment Confirm dates for next meeting (August 12) Adjourn The Captiva Community Panel provides a public forum whereby Captiva property owners can present projects requiring variances and get feedback from and answer questions of the panel members and other Captiva neighbors attending the public meeting. The panel has no decision-making authority on variance requests but does advise Lee County as to the point of view of the panel and the point of view expressed by other interested Captivans attending the public meeting at which the variance request was presented. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting has tentatively been scheduled for Tuesday, August 12 in the Cone Room at South Seas Island Resort. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 20146 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 Tanqueray Gin750 ml. $20.99 Grey Goose Vodka 750 ml. $32.99 Crown Royal 750 ml. $24.99 Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $22.99 Cavit Pinot Grigio 1.5 ltr. Reg. $14.99 SALE $12.99 Beringer Pinot Grigio 750 ml. $8.99 Sterling Vintners Collection 750 ml. $10.99 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. $15.99 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 Ofh Check out our New Vaping Supplies. Starter kits and re lls. Shred Your Documents Securely At The Community HouseThe Sanibel Community Association (SCA) will once again be hosting a drive to shred your unneeded documents and papers on Saturday, July 12, between 9 a.m. to noon at The Community House. After season is the perfect time to organize your home and office. Its also a good time to destroy the sensitive documents you no longer need. With identity theft a growing problem, you should securely dispose of unwanted financial and personal files so they dont end up in the wrong hands. But if the thought of tediously hand-feeding piles of personal papers into your home shredder makes it tough to get motivated, then one solution is to let someone else shred it for you safely and quickly. Bring documents such as bank statements, credit cards receipts, old checks, income tax returns or anything that contains personal information, while watching the professionals at Secure Shredding, Inc. pulverize your papers within mere minutes. The event is open to the public. A fee of $5 for one or two boxes per car will be collected. If you have more boxes, an additional donation is requested. All proceeds go to The Community House operating fund to help maintain the house so additional donations are always encouraged. For more information call 472-2155. Shred unneeded documents and papers on Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to noon Spectacular Sales July 3-5 All Centers 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 *O er valid 07/04/2014-07/11/2014, Not valid with any other promotions, not valid on previous purchases, must present coupon


celebration!july 4th follow us on Donations are welcomed to support the Boy Scouts of America. water slides dunk tank face painting bounce house snow cones Support the BOY SCOUTS and join us after the parade at Jerrys forFREE hotdogs, soda & fun!9:30AM 1:30PM Thur., 7.3.2014 Wed., 7.9.2014 (239) 472-9300 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL At Periwinkle & Casa Ybel Open 6AM 399CrystalH2O Puried Water24 Pack, 16.9 oz. Bottles 399Sunset SalsaFresh SalsaAssorted Varieties, Refrigerated, 15 oz.Corona, Pacico or LandsharkBeerAssorted Varieties, 12 Pack Bottles or Cans10/$10Bud Light LimeMargaritasAssorted Varieties, 8 oz. Can549JerrysBrown Bag SpecialHalf Sub Sandwich, Small Bag of Chips and Medium Fountain Drink1499 save.50 save1.00 599ea.Fresh, WholeWatermelon 7 ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014


ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 20148 Super Hero Week At Sanibel PreschoolStudents at Sanibel Christian Preschool welcomed a surprise guest during Superhero Week of their summer session. Wonder Woman (aka teacher Ana Abella) helped the students decipher clues on a one of their missions, a scavenger hunt, and then joined with Director Laura Miltner teaching the children about character and perseverance. Each morning the children received a new mission over a walkie-talkie from a mysterious Mission Control. Sanibel Christian Preschool is a ministry of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. As such it strives to provide a nurturing and developmentally appropriate space for two-, threeand four-year-olds to learn skills, as well as experience that he or she is a loved child of God. For more information or applications, call 472-0497. Students with Wonder Woman, aka teacher Ana Abella Through games, including a scavenger hunt, students learned about character and perseverance 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 Our email address is 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


9 ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 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 Ministry From One Island To AnotherThis July, H2O, the youth ministry at Sanibel Community Church, is sending out two different mission groups to Staten Island, New York. The team consists of 50 people, including middle and high school students as well as several chaperones and leaders. They will be working alongside New Hope Community Church on Staten Island, running a Vacation Bible School while there, as well as door-to-door evangelism and encouragement to the surrounding neighborhoods and in a park nearby. New Hope Community Church is anticipating around 80 students attending this summer program called Urban Hope. The program will run for six consecutive weeks, with Sanibel H2O assisting with the first two weeks of the ministry. Pastor Kevin Schafer said, We are excited to see how the Lord will work to bring our large groups together, and to come alongside and assist this great church in Staten Island. The Sanibel team is also looking forward to exploration in New York City while there. Many scholarships were made available to the students through community support of their main annual fundraiser called Starry, Starry Night, which is held every spring at the church. New York Missions trip 2014


ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 201410 Coralie Jessup Ridall, a wonderful wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on June 19, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Luella Jessup, and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, where she spent her teenage years as part of the New Canaan Mounted Troops. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1950. Upon graduating she became a stewardess for American Airlines. In 1952, she married the love of her life and best friend, for the past 63 years, John Hanson Ridall, from Pittsburgh. Coes love for art and history fueled her deep involvement in the Dayton, Ohio, Natural History Museum and Dayton Art Institute where she served on boards and chaired several balls, all the while saying that there was a Fun and Friendship Factor, which she endearingly termed FFF, that was central to her involvement. She served on the Womens Board of the Miami Valley Hospital, having the privilege of chairing an event that introduced the first heart monitor. In her fifty years as a member of the Junior League she logged in thousands of volunteer hours and formed many lifelong friendships. Coe spent the last 35 years, with Hank on Sanibel Island and then most recently at Shell Point in Fort Myers. She volunteered at J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Center, was a founding member of the Sanibel Shell Museum and BIG ARTS Sanibel. Coe had many passions, the first being her family and friends. She had an enormous amount of love that was reflected in how she nurtured her relationships, whether it was her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren or friends. She listened well and cared much. She had a special love and talent for gardening, which was evidenced for many years in her homes and the very special family home in Ontario, Canada on Ahmic Lake. The rich history of this 118-year-old cottage was strengthened by her love and care for it. Coe is survived by her loving husband Hank, three children and their spouses, Cindy and Andy, Diane and Brian and John and Jane, seven grandchildren and their spouses, John and Lisa, Brian and Breana, Chris and Erica, Andy and Isabella, Mark and Stacey, Laura and Walt, Jenni and Kevin, and eleven greatgrandchildren, Lani, Katie, Ella, Charlie, Luke, Laura, Walter, Claire, Wilkes, Hanson and Addilyn as well as Reid and Ridall nephews and nieces. A family memorial service was held in the chapel at Shell Point on Monday, June 23, as well as other celebrations this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Covenant House, Georgia, 1559 Johnson Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. WINNIE FAY LUMPKIN BELLThe Winnie Way was the name Dick Bell gave to the cabin, his familys former summer camp on Gloucesters Little River, to which he would bring his new bride, Winnie Fay Lumpkin Bell, back in May 1942. And that phrase, The Winnie Way, pretty much captures what he loved so about her during their 72 years of marriage together that began there that day. Born in 1922 in Carriere, Mississippi, the youngest daughter in a family of seven, to Franklin Spence and Evie Gertrude (Stewart) Lumpkin, Winnie Fay graduated from high school at the age of 16 and moved to New Orleans to attend the Soul Business School. Upon graduation from business school, she joined her older sister Doris in Rossville, Georgia, where she worked as an assistant to the owner and president of the Peerless Woolen Mills, J.L. Hutcheson. Winnies role was to maintain the breeding registries for the peerless herd of pedigree Jersey cattle J.L. raised as a hobby at his Happy Valley Farm. When, in February of 1942, Dick Bell, the young up-and-coming albeit Yankee owner of the Cape Ann Manufacturing Co. came down from way up north (Gloucester, Massachusetts) to petition J.L. to sell to him on credit the woolen goods he needed to make army uniforms for the war effort, J.L. saw a match. A courtship that consisted of but three encounters, a total of five hours spent together (and included at least one personal manicure) sealed their future together. J.L. sent his maiden sister to escort Winnie on the train ride up to Washington, DC. On May 9, 1942, she and Dick married, with Dicks brother Hal, sister-in-law Bette Bell and Aunt Dora Hutcheson as the only witnesses. The marriage would eventually produce six children, born over a span of 25 years. Throughout the more than seven decades she lived in her adopted hometown of Gloucester, initially in West Gloucester and ultimately on Eastern Point, Winnies enduring beauty, genuine warmth and authentic southern charm won her legions of friends and admirers. She was known for her belief in the Golden Rule, which was for her a religion, and for her compassion for those less fortunate. Her final decade was spent alongside her adoring husband in the loving care of her family, first in Sanibel, under the watchful eye of son and daughter-in-law, Rodd and Gabriella Bellm and more recently in Gloucester, in the sheltering embrace of daughter and son-in-law, Dicsee and Stephen Bridges, and her granddaughter, Georgia. She is survived by her husband, Richard S. Bell, of Gloucester and children, Sue Ann Rosenthal, wife of Alan Rosenthal of New City, New York and Rockport; Connie Bell Mason of Boston, Massachusetts; Rodd Sutherland Bell, husband of Gabriella Bell of Sanibel; and Amy Bell Ross, Mac Stewart Bell and Dicsee Bell Bridges, wife of Stephen Bridges, all of Gloucester; sister-in-law Selma Bell of Gloucester; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by son-in-law Austin B. Mason, daughter-in-law Annie Weld Bell, and four brothers, two sisters and 11 brothersand sisters-in-laws. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center/Morris Dees Legacy Fund, or to a charity of choice. To share a memory or offer a condolence, visit Independently Owned And OperatedUSPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957. Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford Constance Clancy, ED.D. 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11 ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 From page 1Patriotic Picnic Tableexcursions, parades and local tours with all amenities included for active duty military personnel. Operation Open Arms is a great organization, said John Jensen after the surprise delivery on June 30. We do all that we can to help our troops. Its great that Lowes employees and their customers care so much to do this. Its a wonderful gift. The picnic table is located next to the marina dock, among several other tables, chairs and chickee hut. Unbelievable! I cant believe all the names that are on it, added Dave Jensen, who offered special thanks to Lowes and Captain Bunch. We hope that some veterans stop by here on the fourth of July and enjoy a little rest so well be able to thank them for their service. The table is moved into position by Jensens employees The picnic table was a surprise gift from Operation Open Arms Close-up image of one message inscribed on the table Little Stars Shine Bright At BIG ARTS Summer Arts CampBIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp features a different creative theme for children of preschool age through high school. Each week, children can be a star on stage and showcase their art on the along Gainer Veranda for all to see. BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp continues through August 1, with enrollment on a weekly basis. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the fourth week of BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp, younger campers had the theme Im A Rock Star! and created instruments to participate in a red carpet event while the instructors played paparazzi. The older students learned to replicate images in printmaking classes. The theme is Stars And Stripes! for the younger campers during the fifth week of camp (June 29 to July 4.) The kids will devote their time completing crafts and costumes for the BIG ARTS parade float. All kids will ride or walk in the Sanibel 4th of July Parade. During that same week for middle and high school students, campers will learn the skill of documentarycontinued on page 23 Pictured from left, Allison Skolmutch, Elizabeth Medina, Kayla Nette, Chloe Chadwick and Giovanni Mezquite Natalie Skolmutch, Elizabeth Medina and Chloe Chadwick Younger campers artwork Printmaking artwork created by campers


ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 201412 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 7/11/14 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 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 Beading Class Offered July 16All are invited to learn the intricate art of beading with shells and other treasures of the sea at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The next class will be held on Wednesday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Anita Gober is a patient instructor who enjoys teaching these projects. All supplies and tools will be available and are included in the price of the class. Gober does warn that if you wear reading glasses, you should bring them. Classes are kept small for one-on-one instruction. There is a minimum of three people and a maximum of 10 for these projects. Cost to attend the class is $35 for Sanibel Community Association members and $40 for guests. For more information or class registration, call 472-2155. To become an SCA member or sponsor, visit or call 472-2155. The July 16 beading project is a spiral rope Read us online at


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ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 201414 Sanibel-Captiva Art League Island Art ExhibitThe Sanibel-Captiva Art Leagues annual Summer Art Show continues at Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, during regular hours. There are over 50 large and small paintings of landscapes, still life, birds and animals, flowers, portraits and abstracts in a variety of media including watercolor, pastel, acrylic, oil and digital imagery. The Art League members paintings are inspired by sparkling tropical light reflecting the blue and azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the vast beaches along with many large preserves of native vegetation, interior wetlands and abundant birds and wildlife. Over 40 years ago, the Art League began with a group artists meeting to support and encourage each other. The membership of beginning and professional artists has grown considerably over the years. Some participate only during a brief vacation. Visitors are always welcome to the seasonal weekly outdoor paint-outs, monthly meetings and non-instructed portrait workshops. The San-Cap Art Leagues business meetings are brief and are followed by programs such as a demonstration presented by a guest artist who is experienced in a variety of skills, an introduction to innovative new art techniques or a presentation on one of the aspects of art history. The leagues mission is to provide encouragement, education and enrichment in the visual arts at no cost to the community. For more Art League information, write to P.O. Box 1192, Sanibel, FL 33957 or visit Stan Timson Anita Force Marshall Pauline Healey Pat Baker Carol Good Pat Rochester Joan Mikelsons Anne Kittel 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 Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. & GladiolusFurniture Clothing Housewares Art/Antiques Appliances Building Supplies Collectibles225-6529Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9amto4pm 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908Third AnniversarySALERefreshments Served July8-1220%Entire PurchaseOff All BlueTag ClothingOnly$1During July


15 ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 Call 239-472-5300 Reservations & Departure CAPTIVA CRUISES Fireworks Cruises Daily Cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa and Boca Grande 7:30-10:30 Adults $50 Children $40 Friday, July 4th Sanibel Fireworks7:45-9:45 Adults $45 Children $35 Saturday, July 5th Captiva FireworksLive music, full cash bar and rst class service aboard the Lady Chadwick.Sailing and Live Music Sunset CruisesBeach and Shelling Cruises to Cayo Costa Island and aernoon Dolphin Watch Cruises. CROW Case Of The Week: The Butcher Birdby Patricia MolloyThe loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) is an adorable, robin-sized songbird. With a blackmasked face and a round build, it is the only true shrike found exclusively in North America. But dont be fooled by this innocent-looking bird; inside every loggerhead shrike lies a crafty killer. Frequently called The Butcher Bird, the loggerhead shrike is the Vlad the Impaler of songbirds. This predatory avian has earned its gruesome nickname from its unique habit of spearing its prey (it favors small mice, lizards, snakes and grasshoppers) on chain-link fences, barbed wire and long thorns. Why such brutal behavior? A number a theories abound: to attract a mate, store leftovers, mark its territory or allow the toxins of certain prey like the poisonous lubber grasshopper to degrade. While any number of these reasons may be true, the most practical explanation is that by using sharp edges to cut its meals into bite-size pieces, this clever bird has found a remarkable way of compensating for its small stature and weak, songbird feet. On June 14, a baby loggerhead shrike was admitted to CROW after falling from its nest. While no injuries were detected, the tiny 28-gram bird was too young to survive on its own. Dr. Heather placed the shrike in a warm incubator in the clinics baby bird room, along with several small branches gathered from around the property. The hungry bird quickly hopped upon the natural perch and opened its mouth widely in anticipation of a bite to eat. Staff and volunteers are currently feeding the shrike, patient #1786, every one-and-a-half hours throughout the day. As soon as the little songbird has graduated from tong-feedings to eating on its own, it will be transferred to an outdoor enclosure where it will begin flying lessons. Within a few short weeks, Dr. Heather hopes to return the shrike to its wild home. If you happen upon a large cache of impaled critters along a chain-link fence, beware; you have entered the inner sanctum of the notorious Butcher Bird. 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 P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit Dont be fooled by this tiny, innocent-looking songbird. The loggerhead shrike is a predatory avian known by the gruesome nickname, The Butcher Bird.


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ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 201418 Gag Grouper Season Opens July 1by Capt. Matt MitchellWhat a week on the water. The catch-and-release snook bite was as good as it gets then add to that the big daytime high tides giving anglers the perfect set-up for targeting redfish under the mangroves and things dont get much better for catching lots of quality inshore fish. Both the passes and the mangrove shorelines within close proximity to the passes that had good moving current were the areas for this fast-paced and often wide open snook bite. Working out where in these places the fish were stacked up on a day-to-day basis took a little time and a few stops. Once you worked out the patterns, 30-50 snook days were not uncommon Basically you had to put in your time first locating the snook then working out what size baits they were feeding on then what type of presentation they preferred. Some days it seemed that the snook would only eat a free-lined bait, the next day they would only take a bait if it was weighted or slowly retrieved and bounced across the bottom. These little things seemed to change almost daily; the one thing that has not changed though is the impressive amount of snook that we are lucky enough to have right now. Fishing with Bob McGuire and his brother-in-law Bob Dettery who was in town visiting from Hatfield, Pennsylvania, we had an outstanding morning of catch-and-release snook fishing. Things were a little slow to get started as we bounced around trying different things in and around the passes during a morning incoming tide. Once I finally worked out the days pattern and found where and just what the snook preferred to eat that day, it was just stupid how good the action was. Just about every cast for almost two hours resulted in a strike. Sure lots of the snook were smaller males in the 22to 26-inch range, but we also hooked into some really big females. Brother-in-law Bob caught the big one of the trip which was in the 15-pound range. Small, free-lined pinfish and grunts fished tight up under the mangroves turned out to be the bait of choice that day. Gag grouper season for our region of Florida opens July 1 and will remain open until December 3. Gag grouper are one of my favorite species to both catch and eat. What I really like about these fish is how hard they hit a bait. In my opinion there is not another fish this size in our area that has this type of burst of strength right out of the gate after eating your bait. If you are not quite on your game they will quickly run you right back into the structure where they live and the fight is over as fast as it started. This structure they choose to live on can be rocks, ledges, pilings, sunken boats etc. This is the only species of grouper you can consistently target and catch legal size fish within the sight of land. Gag grouper can be caught by several methods including live bait fishing, casting plugs and trolling plugs. Regulations on gag grouper are 22 inches minimum size and two per person per pay. 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 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 D E 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 c e 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 CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Single hooks cause less damage than treble hooks 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. Bob Dettery from Hatfield Pennsylvania, with his big snook of the trip caught and released while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week


19 ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 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 Prescribed Burns Meeting July 11During the 2014 summer season, the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting prescribed burns on the Bailey Tract, Legion Curve and Sanibel-Captiva Road units on Sanibel Island. The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on Friday, July 11 at 1 p.m. in the Ding Darling Visitor and Education Center to discuss the burn plans and address any questions or concerns. 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, i.e. if the proper wind conditions and relative humidity are not present on the day of the planned burn, the burn will not be conducted. 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 proper 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 so they 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. 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, said Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik. Prescribed burns have been conducted for many years at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife 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 with 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. To address safety and wildland fire issues on Sanibel, the City of Sanibel, the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge formed 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 from trees; trimming any tall grasses near the home; pruning large, leafy hardwood trees so the lowest branches are 6 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. Fire 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 201420 Tank TalksOn Tuesday, July 8 at 10 a.m., visit the SCCF Nature Center and learn about the live turtles, Indie the indigo snake, Happy the Florida snapping turtle, the invasive giant marine toad and other critters SCCF works so hard to protect through research and habitat protection. Currently, the diamondback terrapins and Indie the indigo snake have laid eggs that are incubating. Cost to attend the program is $5 per adult, with children and SCCF members admitted free. Turtle TracksOn Thursday, July 10 at 10 a.m., come and learn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on island beaches in the summertime, and what SCCFs nest monitoring program is doing to protect them. On all of Floridas beaches last summer, the endangered green sea turtle nested in record numbers, a 70 percent increase since 1989. Attend the program to learn why. Also, the first local nest of the season has hatched. The program is free to SCCF members and children, or $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more information on these programs. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Diamondback terrapin hatching Baby sea turtles hatching Sea turtle hatchling in its egg Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 201422 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 Heights Center Kids Have Ding Experienceby Jeff LysiakLast Monday morning, more than 100 youngsters attending summer camp at The Heights Center in Fort Myers paid a visit to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. The group took a tour of the refuge, hiked to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk and explored the Visitor & Education Center, which is currently featuring the traveling Sea Monsters exhibit from Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. Divided into two groups, the first bunch of campers boarded a bus along with Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger. While traveling along Wildlife Drive, Westland discussed some of the birds, animals and reptiles found within the refuge. She also passed around educational samples for the children to examine close-up, including a brown pelicans skull, a horseshoe crabs shell and a yellow crowned night herons talon. At the Mangrove Overlook, campers hopped off the bus to explore the boardwalk leading through the thicket of mangrove trees. Westland pointed out several mangrove crabs scurrying across tree limbs and told the group that the refuge was home to more than 250 varieties of birds, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 33 species of mammals and 102 species of fish. You may see some fish jumping out of the water here those fish are mullet, she explained. In these waters, you may also see horseshoe crabs, stingrays and, when it gets deep enough, manatees. At the Visitor & Education Center, kids played with the interactive Sea Monsters exhibit. The two-sided hands-on display includes a Monster Makeover panel, folddown sea puzzle, shark panel featuring a mako shark jaw and tooth-diet matching activity, central gallery with shark skin and scale-sized eyeball models as well as a nine-foot long inflated giant squid. Thanks to grants from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and a private family foundation, the cost of the Mote exhibit and the transportation of underprivileged children to the refuge have been fully funded. Before the group from The Heights Center left the refuge, they had lunch and took part in other activities. Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, discusses what animals may be found in the waters of the refuge to summer camp kids from The Heights Center Toni Westland points out how mangrove propagules eventually grow into trees


23 ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 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!photography and their photo shoot will be the Sanibel 4th of July Parade. The following weeks theme will be Beach Party for ages 4 and 5 and grades 1 through 5, and the kids will immerse themselves into a week filled with water fun. The skill focused on for the older campers during the following week will be acrylic painting. The older kids will learn everything from style to technique in this classic medium of art. There will be no camp classes on the July 4 holiday. Instead, campers will be invited to participate in the 4th of July Parade down Periwinkle Way to present the float they 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. BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp and BIG ARTS Fine Arts Apprentice Program allows middle school and high school students to 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 serve basis. Camp begins promptly at 9 a.m. and parents should provide a non-perishable snack, lunch and drink for each day their child attends camp. Enrollment for all age groups is on a weekly basis and costs $150 per week for children aged 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. For more information, call BIG ARTS 395-0900, stop by in person at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel or visit A non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, programming at BIG ARTS is made possible through the generous support of more than 300 dedicated volunteers and donors as well as our corporate sponsors, including BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp sponsors Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, L.A.T. Foundation, Hans and Leslie Fleischer and SanibelCaptiva Community Bank. Pictured from left, Emma See, Lilly Robinson and Allison SkolmutchFrom page 11Little Stars American Legion Post 123This Friday, July 4, American Legion Post 123 will be serving free hot dogs all day. On Sunday, July 6, spaghetti and meatballs will be on the menu. On Tuesday, July 8, Post 123 will host the American Legion general meeting starting at 6 p.m. On Sunday, July 13, stop by for BBQ ribs and chicken. 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.


ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 201424 Shell Of The WeekThe Antilles Glassy Bubbleby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationThe Antilles glassy bubble, Haminoea antillarum (dOrbignyy, 1841), has a very thin, globose, and glass-like shell. Live animals can be seen, sometimes in larger numbers, in the bays and protected seagrass flats of Southwest Florida, in particular during the Spring. Live glassy bubbles completely envelop their shells with their bodies. The species is hermaphroditic (both male and female reproductive tracts in the same individual), and the egg mass consists of a transparent and gelatinous, collar-shaped structure containing thousands of tiny, yellowish-green eggs. Learn more about the Antilles glassy bubble at shelldetails.cfm?id=148.This Week at the Museum Six free shell crafting workshops with museum admission. Artist Karen Turner will teach guests of all ages to turn their shelling treasures into pieces of art. Classes run 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday July 9 (Theme: Beach Life), July 23 (Theme: Critters) and August 6 (Jewelry making). No reservations required. Shell Museum Events Exhibit Chat: This 10-minute presentation will provide an in-depth look to 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? Come see and learn about shells from a collectors point of view. Her collection is of the 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? Come 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 will provide shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Join Museum Curator Dr. Leal on Thursdays at 2 p.m. Island Inn Beach Walks: Join our marine naturalist for a beach walk that leaves from Island Inn every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Come 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 so book today. 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 Mmarine naturalist from the shell museum for an unforgettable day with a small group aboard the 40 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 shell museum. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Phone 395-2233 or visit www. The Antilles glassy bubble, Haminoea antillarum, and an individual close to its egg mass CLOSED FOR LUNCH UNTIL FALL CLOSED FOR LUNCH UNTIL FALL 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


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ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 201426 Sanibel Sea School Cuddle Fish Weeksubmitted by Leah BieryWhen youre 4, theres nothing better than burying your camp counselor in the sand. Cuddle Fish Week campers at Sanibel Sea School did just that, along with snorkeling, seining and plenty of arts and crafts. This week, reserved especially for 4 to 6 year olds, is designed to help little ones learn to feel comfortable in the ocean. By the end of the week, many campers who were a little nervous to get their feet wet, became star surfers and shell-finders. We also learned lots about the amazing cuttlefish, a cephalopod closely related to octopuses and squid. The cuttlefish is often called the Chameleon of the Sea because it is so good at camouflaging itself to match the surrounding habitat. When they are excited or scared, these creatures change colors rapidly, flashing from blue to green to yellow, orange and red. Next up this summer are Mantis Shrimp Week and Sailing & Science Camp. Stay tuned for updates throughout the summer, and look for us sailing our colorful Sunfish sailboats around the Sanibel Causeway. For more information about Sanibel Sea Schools summer camp or day programs, email or call 472-8585. A pair of Sanibel Sea School camp counselors get buried in the sand by young campers A pair of campers attending Sanibel Sea Schools Cuddle Fish Week great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000 We have the Major League We have the Major League Baseball (MLB) Package Baseball (MLB) Package HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations!


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ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 201428 Birds Eye ViewThe Canary In A Coal Mineby Mark Bird WestallHave you ever heard the phrase canary in a coal mine? Back in the 1800s, canaries or mice were placed in cages deep in the coal mines of the Appalachian Mountains to act as an early indicator of dangerously high levels of poisonous gases. Supposedly those creatures are more sensitive to a toxic environment than humans and, hopefully, could give the working miners a heads-up when carbon monoxide levels got too high. Last week, I wrote about wood storks being indicator species mirroring the health of south Floridas wetlands. In a sense, the storks, and other indicator species, are our canaries in the mine when it comes to the health of the natural environment. And the storks are not doing so well. Monitoring the well-being of the life around us can give us humans an indication of how we are doing in managing the delicate balance of the natural world. The more we understand how life functions and works, the more efficient we can become in managing those resources. That is the reason why I began monitoring the ospreys here on Sanibel in 1979. Being high-order predators (like us), the concept is that if they are doing ok, then so is the environment around us. And that argument still remains valid to this day, so the Osprey Foundation continues to monitor the reproductive success of the birds here on Sanibel with the help of approximately 30 to 40 volunteers. We have 35 years of records tabulating how many nests are active on the island and how many chicks were fledged. At first glance, every indication from that monitoring is that the osprey have been doing well. Mostly due to the artificial platform program (they produce twice as many chicks as natural sites), the occupied territories for nesting ospreys has expanded from thirty-five nests in 1979 to over 113 in 2014. As long as we have the platforms and the fish supply in the Pine Island Sound estuary remains healthy, I think the ospreys will continue to do well. It is interesting to note, however, that there seems to be some sort of connection between osprey productivity and the Southern Oscillation (El Nino). El Nio is an above-average warming of the equatorial waters of the Pacific and its effect on Sanibel can be that our normal weather patterns go haywire. Typically, we experience less tropical weather (hurricanes) during the summer, but increased poor weather during the winter. I clearly remember the winter and spring of 1982-83 when, instead of our normal 10 inches of rain during the winter, Sanibel received 28 inches that year. The weather that winter was so bad the ospreys could not catch enough food to feed themselves and their young. Normal chick mortality in the nest for ospreys is around 33 percent; that year they suffered 65 percent. Then again, just prior to the El Nino of 1997-98, the ospreys experienced poor productivity. Now in the spring of 2014, productivity has once again crashed. This year, the ospreys only fledged 62 chicks compared to 97 last year. And the weather folks are telling us that a very strong El Nino is building up in the Pacific. Maybe we are headed for a hot, drier summer and more rain-filled cold-fronts this coming winter. Well have to wait and see. But these are not the only species that are being monitored on Sanibel. The nesting success of loggerheads, and other species of sea turtles, has been watched closely on Sanibel for longer than that of ospreys. And for a few years now, mangrove cuckoos have been trapped, banded, and backpacks with satellite transmitters fitted to the small birds. The data collected will help scientists do a much better job in understanding how these secretive and elusive birds fit into our world. Another species that scientists will soon be watching closely in the Sanibel area are reddish egrets. I have been helping researchers from the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) trap the birds out in the refuge. I was asked to help in the project because of my knowledge of the wilderness area on the island; and the fact that I owned a large, flat-bottomed canoe that could more easily get close to the birds when they are feeding out on the mudflats. There are only an estimated 400 or so reddish egrets in all of Florida, limited primarily to the coastal wetlands, and therefore extremely susceptible to human mismanagement of our estuaries. Being able to follow their movements and feeding patterns will help the scientists do a better job of protecting these beautiful birds. We have trapped one bird already and will, hopefully, capture a second and final bird in July. So if you see a reddish egret with an aluminum Fish and Wildlife Service band and what looks like a stiff hair sticking out of his back, dont worry, theres nothing wrong. Its just one group of humans trying to collect enough data so that the rest of us can have less of a negative impact on the natural world around us. 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


SeriesNewOpportunitiesat Shell Point Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! The public is invited and many of these events are FREE! (239) 466-1131 Visit for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missi onary Alliance Foundation 2014 Shell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2751-14 July2014 July8,16,22&30 Learn More About Shell Point at 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. The presentation will also include information about Shell Points newest neighborhood, The Estuary, which will include 50 residences in a combination of singlefamily signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. Call 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 to reserve your place. SummerJunior Golf Camp at Shell Point Golf Clubfrom9am 10:30am. The Shell Point Golf Club welcomes young golfers between the ages of 7 and 15 to participate in the weekly Junior Golf Camps that will be taking place at the course throughout the summer. Each day, Monday through Friday, the players will meet at the course for golf instruction provided by PGA professional Gary Keating, PGA professional John Alfuth, and Teaching Professional Nick Macenas. Throughout the week, players will have an opportunity to improve upon their technique through the use of a video program that will capture their personal performance. The cost to participate in the Junior Golf Camp at Shell Point Golf Club is $60* per week. For more information about the program, or to sign up, please contact the Pro Shop at 433-9790.July 1,8,15,22&29The Story of China 5 SessionsTuesdays, from 10am 1:30pm. The impact of China's history, religion, and culture is widespread. Join Professor Adrian Kerr every Tuesday in July to examine this immense and varied country from the origins of its native people to its current position on the world stage. Tickets are $10* a session and can be purchased by calling 489-8472. July 14,21&28The Grandeur of British Painting 3 Part Series from 10:15am 11:45am. Join Dorothy Dottie Magen, M.Ed., for a three-part art history series that will explore 18th and 19th century paintings by landscape and portrait artists. Tickets are $10* a session and can be purchased by calling 489-8472. FREE Thomas Gainsborough*Please note: If you are unable to attend a class that includes a fee, kindly give 24 hours notice to receive a refund.The Useppa Signature Home29 ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014


ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 201430 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. 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! From page 1Condo FireAssistant Chief Matt Scott, after observing the close proximity of additional units in danger of catching fire, called in the second alarm. Additional support units dispatched to the blaze included three trucks from the Iona-McGregor Fire District along with three trucks and the battalion chief from Fort Myers Beach. Putting two aerial units (to cover) the adjoining condominiums was our top priority, because those other condos were in danger of igniting due to the radial heat, said Duncan. We very well could have lost three buildings that night. Both condominium units were unoccupied at the time of the fire. However, two families living in nearby units were evacuated for the night due to excessive smoke and a power outage. Due to the high dollar loss, the state fire marshal was dispatched to Sanibel to assess the damage. He determined that lightning was to blame for the fire. I saw on the news that there was something like 30,000 lightning strikes in the area between the two storms that night, added Duncan. He gave credit to the 30 firefighters who responded to the call. All fire personnel were cleared from the scene by 10 a.m. on Friday. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


31 ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildSt. Pauls Chapel, New York Cityby Tanya HochschildToday, on this most American of holidays, as we enjoy parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues and sing patriotic melodies, let us never forget September 11, 2001. A block away from Ground Zero, the tiny chapel, spire barely reached the seventh floors of the two brothers who once towered over her. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills From whence cometh my help. Still intact. But now her brothers gone struck on that cloudless blue day. What has happened, has happened. We do not know what will happen next. My help cometh from the Lord, Which made heaven and earth. In the worst of times, The best of help given to souls suspended in silence. Those half-alive watching over those half-dead, comforting the known and unknown, weeping over the found and unfound. The sun shall not smite thee by day, Nor the moon by night. Within the white wooden interior, grace and peace flourished where banners, photos, candles, love poems, notes garlands bloomed. Nellie Bass Durant, from Farragut Tennessee, embroidered a wall hanging with the names of all the dead and phrases theres a void in the New York skyline, a hole as big as the one in our hearts, To the 343 fire fighters who died, Thank you New York heroes Thank you for watching over our family. To New York city and all the rescuers: Keep your spirits up. Oklahoma loves you. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve thy soul. From the mangled steel and debris, Gripping hand shovels Gas masks Rosaries Face shields Recovery workers with burned eyes and choked throats came in to friendships forged in loving arms,. ate soups and stews cooked with care, shoulders massaged on narrow pews where scuff marks of heavy work boots welcomed worshippers to services. The Lord is thy keeper: The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. Tables groaned under piles of Chapsticks, candies, wet wipes, Bic razors Excedrin Earplugs Eyedrops. Nothing ran out of what was being given: love smiles hugs unconditional friendship to every race, color, creed and gender. Every house rule broken in St Pauls Renamed now The chaotic hotel of radical hospitality. Podiatrists worked in the George Washington pew. A kitchen and doctors offices were set up sounds of flutes and cellos filled the chapel, But spaces still for quiet and reflection and Waterford chandeliers to dazzle the peaceful oasis you could not imagine you were on earth. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, From whence cometh my help. Tanya Hochschild is member of a Sanibel Writers Group, has participated in Artpoems and Writers Reads on the island, and had two books published. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. 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 Read us online at


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 22, NO. 2 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JULY 4, 2014 B BSECTIONVegetation Planted At Bailey Homestead Pondby Jeff LysiakMore than two dozen SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation employees and volunteers spent last Wednesday planting more than 2,200 trees, shrubs, grasses and transitional wetland vegetation around the perimeter of a pond at SCCFs Bailey Homestead Preserve. Located near the entrance to Shipley Trail, the 2.4-mile hiking and biking pathway which connects Sanibel Roadside Park with Pond Apple Park Trail, the oneacre pond was completed less than two weeks ago. Were hoping to get a lot of this planted today but there are a lot of plants, said Erick Lindblad, executive director of SCCF. We scrambled to get this pond in before the rainy season is in full swing. According to Lindblad, the Bailey Homestead Preserve project encompasses restoration/refurbishment of the Bailey home (including the addition of office space), erecting an observation platform adjacent to the pond, and the construction of a native plant nursery and demonstration gardens along the eastern portion of the property.continued on page 4B The pond, which is approximately one acre in size, was installed at the site in mid-June SCCF employees and volunteers planted native vegetation around the newly-installed pond located on the Bailey Homestead Preserv e site


ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 20142B Golf Tourney Aids Community HouseDonna and Dave Edwards donated $1,000 at the end of the Doc Fords charity golf tournament. Of the donation, $500 was for the charity and $500 for one lucky golfer. Doc Fords changes the charity which receives the money each year. This year it was The Sanibel Community Associations Community House. The Edwards donation was to challenge the golfers to also donate. A total of $1,620 was raised. Brian Cunningham, right, tournament organizer, receives a check from the Doc Fords golf tournament. Also pictured are Matthew Hall, golfer; Pete Epranian, golfer; Donna and Dave Edwards, donors and golfers; Marilyn Kane, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank; Tom Sharbaugh, Community Association board president; and Teresa Riska-Hall, Community Association executive Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellAs of July 1, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary president Scot Congress has officially turned over the presidents gavel and duties to Bill Rahe, incoming president for 2014-15; but before that transpires a review of the accomplishments during Scots year in office were highlighted at last weeks Rotary meeting. Accomplishments included the most successful Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair in the clubs history and other smaller successful fundraisers with dedicated funds to benefit Rotarys Gift of Life-Florida, Sanibel CROW, Rotary Polio Plus, EcoComal (arts and craft bead sales) Guatemala projects, and coffee sales for As Green as it Gets Guatemala micro-financing loans. There were matching fund grants received from Rotary District #6960 and Rotary International for Rotary wheelchairs distributed in Haiti and Jamaica and a designated donation to support the work of El Hogar in Honduras. Supporting donations were distributed to 16 local non-profits, with the largest contribution going to the Harlem Heights Center, Fort Myers, to continue programming of further education at this facility. The club continues to support literacy education in a number of ways including three annual college scholarships, annual Rotary Dictionary Day at The Sanibel School and Fort Myers Beach Elementary, funding of educational activities at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel Sea School and new this year a funding check to Child Care of SW Florida. Special financial support continues with emergency response supplies through Shelter-Box USA to improve the lives of others throughout the world in time of need. A near 50/50 split between local and international giving was attained this year. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary is dedicated to bettering the lives of others and all members can take pride in our club accomplishments this year. Without dedicated Rotarians the endeavors of this past year could not have happened. Which brings us to our extraordinary membership chair Janet Strickland and her committee, John Pryor and Lee Almas, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary who inducted seven new members this past Rotary year: Jack Alexander, Susan Betzig, Brian Boyd, Gil Candia, Dorrie Hipschman, Holli Martin and Angela Roehl. The membership committee has also refined our membership recruiting activities including a more organized methodology for vetting out new members and the compiling of a new membership handbook. This is an amazing group of new Rotarians, many joining key committees and making outstanding contributions already to the success of our club. New member sponsor recognition went to Scot Congress, John Pryor, Mike Raab, Janet Strickland and Roger Triftshauser. Scot also wanted to initiate a way in which the club could recognize club Rotarians for outstanding Service Above Self (the Rotary motto) dedication and work with Rotary and with other organizations or projects within our community. Alex Werner and his committee, Chet Sadler and Lee Almas took on this responsibility and a decision was made to give Rotary International/ Paul Harris Fellowship Awards ($1,000 contribution given in persons name to the Rotary International Trust for further investment in the future of Rotary) to the following Sanibel-Captiva Rotary members: Lee Almas, Warner Byrum, John Grey, Tony Guggino, Robert Monk, Don Russell, Chet Sadler and Dick Waterhouse. Before turning over the meeting to in-coming president Bill Raye, a vacancy that had just occurred on the board was filled by Holli Martin. Anyone who knows Bill Raye will know he is one prepared person. Aided by a well-designed PowerPoint presentation, he laid out an outstanding visual guide listing what he would like the club to work toward in the year ahead. Next weeks column will go into that and introduce you to our new Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Leaders for 2014-15. Hope to see most of you at the Sanibel Fourth of July Parade. Bill Raye has designed a great float for Rotary. Lets hope the ferris wheel turns. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at Scot Congress hands over to Bill Raye


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From page 1BBailey Homestead Pond Vegetation PlantingRight now, the Shipley Trail is open to the public. Ive been hearing some great responses from people who are using it, he explained. The Bailey home is a work in progress. Were also having the property graded, and adding 26 parking spaces next to the Conservation Gateway Kiosk. Its a big project thats coming along very well. On June 25, Lindblad and a dedicated team of green thumbs worked diligently around the Devitt Pond, named for Bailey Homestead Preserve supporters Blake and Jan Devitt. A swallowtail kite soared above the new water hole. A few of the workers even paused to take a look at a juvenile brown racer snake, which seemed to be looking for a new place to call home. I know that this is going to fill up with wildlife very quickly, added Lindblad, who spotted a river otter frolicking in the new pond a day after it was completed. We expect a full gamut of species once this is finished. Jenny Evans, Native Plant Nursery manager, and Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resource Policy director, helped develop the site plan for the Bailey Homestead Preserve project, along with Lindblad. According to Evans, vegetation planted around the pond includes 59 individual species. In addition to some of the more familiar plants including climbing aster, pond apple, elderberry, Fakahatchee grass, water hemlock, swamp fern and sawgrass installed at the site, other species include alligator flag, cinnamon fern, duck potato, Elliotts love grass, seaside goldenrod, spatterdock and salt marshmallow. To witness ongoing work on the Bailey Homestead Preserve project, park at Sanibel Roadside Park and take a stroll along the Shipley Trail, From there, you can see the new pond, the Bailey home, Conservation Gateway Kiosk and restored windmill at the back of the property. Shipley Trail also connects with the Starr Thomas Memorial Boardwalk and Pond Apple Park Trail. Chris Lechowitz, left, and Joan Rogers add plants along the east side of the pond SCCF executive director Erick Lindblad plants a tree Susie Marks prepares to plant spartina grass A collection of large tree trunks and limbs make an attractive feature in the middle of the pond Leah Reidenbach holds a juvenile brown racer found on the site Work to install native plantings around the pond began at 6:30 a.m. on June 25 Vegetation was provided by SCCFs Native Plant Nursery4B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014


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Main house, guest house, pool, dock/lift Expansive lawn to waters edge with gazebo Shuf eboard, bocce ball, gazebo, beach 4-bedcrooms/3-baths and lots of outdoor living $1,595,000 (2140123)Robin Humphrey & Assoc. 472-5187 x 218/241Waterfront Historic Home 3BR/2BA open oor plan Split bedroom design Furnished, designer kitchen Walk down Sandy Lane to Granma Dots $995,000 (2131385) Debbie Staley 472-5187 x 258No Bridges To Gulf Upscale 5BR/4.5BA home, over 1 acre Upgraded beyond contractor speci cations 10X50 lap pool, private deeded beach access Tower with Gulf views, unparalleled privacy $1,995,000 (2131079) Marlene Donaldson 472-5187 x 242 Sanibel At Its Finest Near beach 4 bed/5 bath + den, high ceilings Marble Floors, high-end nishes Private elevated pool & Impact glass Gated community w/private beach club/tennis $2,459,000 (2131206) John Nicholson 472-5187 x 279 Elegant Gulf Access Estate Home viprealty.comScan this QR code with your Smart Phone to search all properties available for sale!1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel (239) 472-5187 (800) 553-7338 Toll free 2000 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 395-0607 14970 Captiva Drive, Captiva (239) 472-7800 (866) 472-7800 Toll free 3/3 with heated pool, absolutely stunning Recently furnished and totally updated Oversized lot, lovely gardens, dock East end with beach access $ 949,000 (2140659) Glenn Carretta 472-5187 x 221Canal, Near Beach Anchor Drive PRICE REDUCED Four bedroom, three bath home Secluded and private Community pool & tennis Beach access $699,950 (2130313) David Schuldenfrei 472-5187 x 227Gulf Pines 3 BR / 2 BA, split plan Wood oors, vaulted ceilings Fireplace, large corner lot Near Ding Darling, Rec Center, School $679,000 (2140759) Call Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215 Serene Bayou Views NEW LISTING Two story single family home 3BR/2.5BA with private pool Deeded 40 boat slip, gated community Two replaces, two laundry rooms $1,495,000 (2140783) Judie Anderson 472-5187 x 265Sweeping River Views NEW LISTING PRICE REDUCED Rare opportunity, beach access out the front door East-end, 3BR/2BA, beautifully updated Island-style decorating, high ceilings, porches Close Causeway and Island conveniences $739,000 (2140776) Mary Lou Bailey 472-5187 x 246 Hear The Waves, See The Gulf! 2 bedroom / 2 baths Pool and tennis Popular rental complex Great shelling beach $749,000 (2140770) David Schuldenfrei 472-5187 x 227Pointe Santo E-22 2BR/2BA pool home Freshly painted and cleaned Deeded beach access Perfect Island get away $489,000 (2130733) Arika Bjorkedal 472-5187 x 252Charming Near Beach Home 3BR/3BA just a stroll to the Gulf Updated kitchen in 2012 Wrap-around deck, outdoor shower Lower level workshop $599,000 (2140438) Lori Pierot 472-5187 x 211Beach House NEW LISTING NEW LISTING DID YOU KNOW?ISLAND OWNED AND OPERATEDVIP REALTY GROUP WAS FOUNDED ON SANIBEL ISLAND IN 1975 AND NOW HAS OVER 200 A GENTS WITH OFFICES IN SANIBEL, CAPTIVA, FT. MYERS, FT. MYERS BEACH, AND NAPLES! Vaulted ceiling Overlooks the Sanibel River Two bedrooms, one bath Located near beaches, refuge & school $419,000 (2140423) Deb Gleason 472-5187 x 263 Tree Top Bungalow 3-BR/2-BA in a great neighborhood Just a short walk to the beach Split oor plan, double garage Screened lanai with hot tub $499,000 (2131265) Lynda Traverso 472-5187 x 226Near Beach Home & Lake Views Direct gulf views, 2 bedroom Sanibels nest full service resort Excellent condition Solid rentals $539,900 (2140757) Dan Cohn 472-5187 x 294Sundial Condo 3BR/3BA, new kitchen, vaulted ceilings Large bay front pool & spa, bay front lanai 1.5 lots, seawalled frontage on San Carlos Bay Large dock in protected marina available separately $1,895,000 (2120247) Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215150 Feet On The Bay PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED 9B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014


10B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 Founders Cup Golf TournamentFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys annual Founders Cup golf tournament will tee off on Friday, October 10 at Pelicans Nest Golf Club in Bonita Springs. The fundraiser for the FGCU Foundation netted more than $80,000 last year for scholarships and for programs that ensure student success, teaching excellence and community enrichment. Celebrating its 23rd year, the tournament has raised more than $1.2 million since its inception. The Founders Cup celebrates the history of FGCU and provides a significant financial boost to the universitys mission in support of students, faculty and staff, said Christopher Simoneau, foundation executive director and FGCU vice president for advancement. We truly appreciate the commitment of the many sponsors and community supporters who believe in higher education and make this a successful event year after year. Major sponsors of this years tournament include Service Painting of Florida, Arthrex and Estero Bay Chevrolet. Sponsorship opportunities at several levels are still available, and donations are being accepted for the silent auction. The Founders Cup begins with a buffet luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Pelicans Nest clubhouse. Golfers begin play at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start on two of the clubs championship courses. Following tournament play, golfers will enjoy a dinner buffet and awards reception. Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Gator and Hurricane courses are certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The courses offer 36 holes of satisfying challenges for players of all skill levels. Its located at 4450 Pelicans Nest Drive within Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs. For more information on sponsorships, donations or registration for the 2014 FGCU Founders Cup, call Lindsey Touchette at 590-1016. A Day With The Tampa Bay RaysJoin your friends and neighbors on Wednesday, July 30 for a day with the Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets are only $11 each. Game time is 12:10 p.m. against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tropicana Field. Purchase your tickets at the Sanibel Recreation Center by Tuesday, July 22. This event is open to everyone, with limited tickets available. For more information, call 4720345. Hortoons Email your editorial copy to: Sanibel Recreation Center Closed To Complete Maintenance ProjectsThe Sanibel Recreation Center will be closed from Saturday, July 26 through Sunday, August 3 in order to complete numerous maintenance projects. Some of the improvements will include resurfacing for the gymnasium floor and front entrance, deep cleaning and painting of facility, restriping of parking lot and resealing of restroom tile. All of the major projects have been scheduled from July 26 through August 3 in an effort to minimize the inconvenience to our patrons as many of the projects are odiferous and disruptive. The youth summer day camp program will operate as scheduled. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last major-league team before the 2013 Tampa Bay Rays to compile at least seven complete games in one month by its pitchers. 2. In 2013, Baltimores Chris Davis became the third player in major-league history to have at least 40 doubles and 50 homers in a season. Name the other two. 3. How many quarterbacks were picked before San Franciscos Colin Kaepernick in the 2011 NFL Draft? 4. When was the last time before 2013 that the University of Michigan mens basketball team reached the Final Four? 5. In 2013, Jaromir Jagr set the record for most career game-winning goals (122). Who had held the mark before him? 6. Of the 56 winners (through 2014) of the Daytona 500, how many started on the pole? 7. What is the highest total of matches Serena Williams has won in a single tennis season? ANSWERS 1. The Philadelphia Phillies, in 1999. 2. Babe Ruth and Albert Belle. 3. Five -Cam Newton, Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder and Andy Dalton. 4. It was 1993. 5. Gordie Howe. 6. Nine. 7. Seventy-eight, in 2013.


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The variety of dining options on Sanibel and Captiva just keeps getting better. For their size, the islands offer an extensive culinary array all making the most of the areas fresh and abundant seafood and local produce. Youll find everything from burgers to barbecue, bistro style, Italian, Mexican, American, classic deli fare, organic, vegan, gluten-free, caf food and Caribbean. In this column, each week you will be able to stay updated on our local dining establishments and what theyre offering and get the scoop on the island dining scene, whether its fine or casual, take-out or frozen desserts.w The Green Flash on Captiva, where Vazgen Balayan works has extensive views of Pine Island Sound 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 JULY 4, 201412B 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 13B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 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 14B 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 Residents


ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 201414B From page 13BIsland Fare 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. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured starting at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 7 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, David Christian, funk, pop and top s; Wednesday, Trevor 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 John Allender. Saturday its Robby Hutto, guitar and vocals plus half-price drinks for the ladies from 9 p.m. to midnight. On Tuesday, open mic night is from 8 to 11 p.m. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. 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15B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 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, Dusk Duo woith Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals performing pop, R&B, country and jazz standards; Saturday, Woody Brubaker on the saxophone, guitar, and vocals with Marvilla Marzan; 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 New Vinyls 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. A Day With The Tampa Bay RaysJoin your friends and neighbors on Wednesday, July 30 for a day with the Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets are only $11 each. Game time is 12:10 p.m. against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tropicana Field. Purchase your tickets at the Sanibel Recreation Center by Tuesday, July 22. This event is open to everyone, with limited tickets available.For more information, call 472-0345. 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. 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 Foodies Invited To TV Food Show Filming At Sundial Area foodies are invited to attend an exclusive screening and tasting event on Wednesday, July 16 at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on Sanibel when two episodes of Real Food Real Kitchens are filmed and Sundials executive chef Criss Menassa will prepare a tasting of the food featured in each episode for guests. At the reception that follows, guests can learn how to try out for the TV show, get recipes from the series, and ask the producer, Craig Chapman, questions about making the show. There will also be other food and drink vendors on hand offering up additional samples. Included in the $15 admission fee is the screening, samples of buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp and grits plus fruit cobbler and the choice of a non-alcoholic beverage or beer from Point Ybel Brewing Company or rum from Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum. A cash bar will also be available. Ice cream and baked goods will be donated by Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream of Sanibel and Geppettos Beach Foodies. A portion of the fee will be donated to local charity, FISH of Sanibelcontinued on page 26B John Allender is playing at George & Wendys Seafood Grille Friday night Popular Island Eatery Supports Popular RaceLazy Flamingo is the latest Silver Sponsor to join the 10K Race 4 FISH, an event as popular as the ice-cold, freshly-shucked oysters and clams on the half shell served at the island eatery. It is always important to support non-profit organizations in our community, General Manager Ron Rich said. These organizations and the people they assist are an integral part of what makes Sanibel and Captiva islands so unique. He added, I think what makes the Lazy Flamingo special to the islands is definitely the people. We have many dedicated and loyal staff members who have been with our company for many years. Residents and visitors enjoy seeing a familiar face when they visit our restaurants. The Lazy Flamingo is a strong advocate of our community, said Ed Ridlehoover, FISH board member and 10K Committee co-chairman. Their support of the 10K race helps us continue our mission of lending a helping hand to those in need and we are grateful. The sixth annual 10K Race 4 FISH is set for 7:30 a.m. Saturday, October 18 with the start and finish line at The Community House on Periwinkle Way. Runners can register with Fort Myers Track Club or by downloading a registration form, both available at There are a variety of 10K Race sponsorship slots available Gold, Silver, Bronze or Friend. For Gold to Bronze sponsorships, your name or logo will appear on the back of T-shirts worn by the runners featuring the Hortoon race logo, as well as all 10K banners and printed materials. Friend sponsors will be included on all 10K banners and printed materials. FISH is a leading non-profit organization that assists its neighbors to live independently with dignity in their homes. Its Helping Hands programs provide non-emergency medical transportation, medical equipment loans, weekend food backpacks for children and delivery of a well-balanced meal to home-bound clients. The FISH Walk-In Center, located at 1630-B Periwinkle Way, is a designated United Way House and home to its food pantry, where 76,459 pounds of food was distributed to 295 households in 2013. Anyone who is interested in becoming a race sponsor may contact Nancy or Pete Bender at or 472-5220. Deadline is September 15. FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. 10K Race Committee Co-chairman Ed Ridlehoover, left, and race committee bembers Nancy and Pete Bender, front right, with Chris Fairbanks, wwner Dick Muench, Donnette Beck, General Manager Ron Rich and Elissa Boling, off of the Lazy Flamingo


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Ask a trusted (and neutral) friend to help guide you on what to do and how you might do it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A shift in opinion regarding a workplace situation could go a long way in vindicating the stand youve taken. But be aware that a satisfactory resolution could still be a long way off. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Its not like you to choose the easy way rather than the right way to do things. So, follow your instincts and feel assured they will lead you to the right decision. Good luck. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Hold off on making a personal commitment until you find out what it really entails and whose interests are actually involved. There could be hidden facts you need to know. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new friend offers an unexpected opportunity that could lead to a career change. Check it out carefully and consider getting an assessment from someone familiar with this field. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A surprising discovery leads to mixed reactions from those involved in the revelation. But as you come to appreciate the truth, youll be able to also come to terms with your feelings. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of travel helps you appreciate the wonders of the world. You would find a satisfying career in any travel-related industry. On July 9, 1777, New York elects Brig. Gen. George Clinton as the first governor of the independent state of New York. Clintons career was marked by his hatred of British loyalists, called Tories. He kept the publics tax burden low by confiscating and selling land belonging to Tories to maintain state coffers. On July 7, 1865, Mary Surratt is executed for her role as a conspirator in Abraham Lincolns assassination. Surratts boardinghouse, a few blocks from Fords Theatre, where Lincoln was murdered, served as the place where a group of Confederate supporters conspired to assassinate the president. On July 8, 1898, notorious con man Soapy Smith is murdered in Skagway, Alaska. Smith earned his nickname Soapy selling bars of soap wrapped in blue tissue paper. He promised crowds that a few lucky purchasers would find a $100 bill wrapped inside the $5 bars of soap. On July 13, 1951, rivers across eastern Kansas crest well above flood stage, and 500,000 people are left homeless. Two million acres of farmlands were lost. In addition, the flooding caused fires and explosions in refinery oil tanks on the banks of the Kansas River. On July 11, 1960, novelty song Alley Oop tops the Billboard pop chart. Alley Oop was the name of a time-traveling caveman in a comic strip of the same name created in 1932 by cartoonist V.T. Hamlin. On July 12, 1984, Walter Mondale, Democratic presidential candidate, announces that he has chosen Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate, the first woman nominated by a major party for the vice presidency. On July 10, 1992, the Alaska court of appeals overturns the conviction of Joseph Hazelwood, the former captain of the oil tanker Exxon Valdez. Hazelwood, who was found guilty of negligence for his role in the massive oil spill in Prince William Sound in 1989, successfully argued that he was entitled to immunity from prosecution because he had reported the oil spill to authorities 20 minutes after the ship ran aground. It was Martin Luther King Jr. who made the following sage observation: In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. If you head up to the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court building, youll find a basketball court. Its known, of course, as the highest court in the land. During the filming of the classic film The Wizard of Oz, the dog that played Toto was paid $125 per week. In contrast, the actors who played the munchkins were paid $100 per week -and their manager, Leo Singer, kept half of that. Those who study such things say that goats have accents. In Germany in the 1500s, a court physician by the name of Oswaldt Gabelthouer wrote a medical book full of remedies that he guaranteed would be effective. For insanity, the patient must cut his or her hair close to the head, then tie two halves of a rams liver to the head. A severe case of epilepsy, he claimed, could be cured if the patient wore the right eye of a wolf and the left eye of a she-wolf on a thong about the neck for three months; also, the patient had to forgo bathing during that time. Theres no mention in the record at hand of how a patient would go about redeeming the guarantee. If youre suffering from xanthodontia, dont worry; a dentist can help whiten those yellow teeth. The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who dont have it. -George Bernard Shaw THIS WEEK IN HISTORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE


19B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 For the past several years, investors have experienced low yields both in bonds and in dividend declaring stocks. For those who mainly rely upon their investment income for retirement needs, it has been a tough environment. Financial firms have responded with a variety of annuity products that are designed to provide much needed income. Some annuities even promise growth features that are either guaranteed or tied to the stock market, or have quasi-insurance like features that pay out a death benefit. While these annuity products may fit the present needs of their investors, caution is advised when naming trusts as the beneficiary of the annuity following the primary annuitants death. One may want his or her trust to be named as the beneficiary of the annuity for a variety of reasons, including second marriage situations where the investor wants his or her spouse to enjoy the income but eventually want the equity that is left after the spouse dies to their children. Other investors dont want their children to inherit a fixed sum of money and would rather have them receive it as the same income stream that they had. Sometimes a beneficiary has qualified for Medicaid or another government program so leaving assets to a Special Needs Trust is necessary so as not to disqualify the recipient from that government program. Annuities, however, have built in income imbedded within them. Like IRAs, 401(k)s, pension and profit sharing plans, when distributions are made from an annuity, some portion of it is usually taxable income. This is not a problem when the annuity is being distributed to an individual. When an annuity names a trust, however, there may be significant income tax problems upon the death of the original annuitant. Trusts are not considered people and are therefore treated differently under most annuity contracts, even if the trust has individual beneficiaries. Some annuities require all of the remainder of the balance to be distributed outright to a trust upon the death of the original annuitant, for example. When this happens, the trust recognizes the taxable income. But if the trust calls for its income to be distributed to the beneficiary, this does not necessarily mean that all of the taxable income that was distributed to the trust, will flow through to the beneficiary of the trust. This is because the annuity itself is the corpus or the principal of the trust. So under the trust statutes, the taxable income that is distributed to the trust is considered its corpus and is accumulated. Only the earnings on that corpus is considered the income. Under the federal tax law, trusts are subject to a compressed income tax rate schedule. In other words, the highest marginal income tax rate (39.6 percent presently) occurs once the trust accumulates as little as $12,000 of taxable income. Moreover, the Medicare Surtax (aka ObamaCare) applies at another 3.8 percent. So the accumulated income could be subject to a 43.4 percent marginal income tax rate on the annuity that terminates to the trust upon the death of the annuitant. If the trust is established in a state that has a state income tax, even more could be lost to taxes. Moreover, every annuity contract is different. Some annuity contracts will look through the trust to pay out to the trust beneficiary, so long as such a payout complies with the trust terms. Other annuity contracts require a fixed payout over a term certain number of years. For the reasons that I mention, annuities are known as wasting assets under Floridas principal and income statutes. In other words, they pay out and are diminished over time. They are also called income with respect to a decedent (IRD) items under the federal tax law, as they have built in income that is going to be taxed to something (a trust) or someone (a direct beneficiary) upon the death of the original annuitant. Sometimes, annuities are owned inside of an individuals IRA. When this occurs, the provisions of the annuity contract that apply upon the death of the annuitant are very important to consider. So when you own annuities, and particularly when annuities make up a significant portion of your net worth, it is important to let your estate planning attorney know if you own significant annuities and ask your financial advisor to provide your estate planning attorney a synopsis of the contractual rights and obligations that your annuities offer and require. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerThe Challenge Of Annuities With Trust Planningby Craig R. 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20B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 Superior InteriorsThe Wonder Of Mother Natureby Marcia FeeneyOne of todays hottest design trends is a return to nature. From fabrics to wall coverings to accessories, our living spaces can easily reflect an embrace of Mother Nature. Why the growing interest in bringing a little bit of the outdoors inside? First, we long for peace and quiet at home. As our lives outside our homes become more harried and stressful, we are turning to our homes as retreats, and decorating them with furnishings and accessories we find soothing and comfortable. Secondly, our increased awareness of the environment and the quest to preserve its beauty has led to a desire to bring bits of it home. Heres a look at several areas of interior design that can get you back to nature. Fabrics: Bouquets of colorful botanicals with flower, leaf and vine prints are perennial favorites. Imagine relaxing in a lush garden where flowers flourish all around you soft violets, delicate lilies of the valley, bold hydrangeas and stately red tulips. Fun, faux animal prints remain popular even zebra stripes and leopard spots will lend an air of the exotic to any room. Colors: From gorgeous garden shades to the rich fruit tones of deep raspberries, soft banana yellows, plums and strawberries. Even natures neutrals are also playing their important role wheat brown, amber waves of grain, the creamy-whites of magnolia blossoms and terra cotta corals all highlighted by an amazing azure blue sky. All these colors are uplifted by natures green the color that will dominate our interior decorating in this decade from deep, leafy green to teal, to greens with a yellow tint. Furnishings: Todays worn weathered wood styles, featuring more of a matte finish with lighter wood tones, are even appearing on contemporary furnishings. Sofas and chairs are being covered in natural cotton with trims of raffia and hemp. Wicker and rattan furniture mixed with warm wood tones lend themselves to more of a casual style of decorating. Wall Coverings: Like fabrics, florals and botanicals are blooming in their popularity. Dont worry about too much pattern; these blooming designs look great when mixed with stripes, checks or even plaids. Window Treatments: Floral print drapery fabrics designed in a traditional swag and jabot treatment will give any room a perennial touch. And by coordinating your blooming window treatments with furniture, bedding, even your linens, youll find yourself surrounded by Mother Natures beauty. Our love of Earth and the resurgence to preserve it, influences us to bring natures colors into our homes and our everyday lives. And what better way to start soothing the soul than in your own home. Relax. Enjoy. You deserve it. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Bank Promotes Mason Robbie B. Roepstorff, president of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, announced last week that Lenor Mason has been promoted to Senior Vice President. We have relied on Lenors professionalism and dedication since Edison opened its doors in 1997, said Roepstorff. Starting as a teller, she has risen to be one of the banks senior officers overseeing deposit operations while closely working with all areas of customer service for all offices of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands. Throughout her 25-year banking career, Mason has continued her professional education. As a graduate of the Florida School of Banking, she has broadened her banking knowledge and to ensure the highest level of service to all the banks customers. 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite B 239-472-0288QWIKPACK & SHIP Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 Top ProducersVIP Realty Group has announced its top agents and sales teams for the month of May. Lynda and Kit Traverso were recognized as top sales agents and top listing agents. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates were recognized top producing team and top listing team. Glen Simmons and Tina DiCharia were recognized as top producing agents. Lomano, Nicholson and Associates Lynda and Kit Traverso Tina DiCharia Glen Simmons ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Lenor Mason 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


21B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 Shell Point July Informational MeetingsResidents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on July 8, 16, 22 and 30. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family and twin villa homes along with a community center and a pool. Admission to these informative sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by visiting or calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. Aerial image of the Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My first grader had a rough school year and struggled with reading. His teacher suggested that we work on sight words over the summer. We are both bored with the same way of practicing every day, where I show him a flashcard and he has to read it correctly three times in a row for us to put it in the know pile. Any other suggestions on how to practice sight words? Tara S., Fort Myers Tara, Practicing sight words can become boring, but research strongly reports that rapid recognition of sight words is a key foundation skill that supports the development of reading fluency. Mastering sight words is an extremely important step in becoming a successful reader. A sight word is a word that typically cannot be decoded or sounded out. It must be memorized or figured out by the context of the sentence. This is a difficult task for young readers and it is usually recommended that children memorize these sight words so they are readily available and recognized when children see them in print. Most schools teach an expanded sight word list from either the Dolch word list or the Frye word list. Both of these lists have at least 200 words on them. Sight words are considered to make up at least 50 to 75 percent of reading texts up to the third grade level. There are many, many practice activities on the Internet for learning sight words. They are lots of fun for kids and usually include practice sheets that you can print out. Here are two links: www., and online-dolch-reading-games-and-activities/ Below are some other practice ideas that do not require a computer and most include a physical component. Sometimes children will be able to learn information more quickly when it is paired with an additional physical action. Children see, say and write a word (skywrite, write on arm, etc.) Hopscotch Write sight words in each square Beanbag toss Must throw bean bag on specific word Put sight words on paper dice and play games Flashlight fun Children shine light on the called out sight word, read from a whiteboard, blackboard or other display Word puzzles and scrambled words Word rings Sight word Bingo Typing and texting sight words 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. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! SEMPER FI. Opportunity on Lighthouse Way Opportunity on Lighthouse WaySpecial bay views. 105 existing seawall. 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22B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 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 deaRPharmacistGet Rid Of Sunburn Pain by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I bought aloe vera gel from the pharmacy and it didnt feel good on my sunburn; it actually stung. Can you recommend something else? JS, Sebring, Florida I bet you bought a gel that contains a few other ingredients and possibly even alcohol because plain, natural aloe vera gel would not do that. It would help. Sunburn pain ranges from annoying to downright disabling if you get seconddegree burns. Aside from natural anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen, acetaminophen), here are some natural solutions could help reduce burning, pain and redness: Tea bags Dont drink them, put six of them into a pitcher of warm (or hot) water and steep for 15 to 30 minutes, and longer if you want. Your goal is to make strong tea because the tannins in the tea are comforting to the skin. Now, cool the pitcher of tea with ice cubes or in the refrigerator. Dunk a rag into the tea and make a compress. Do this several times a day for several days, unless you have some kind of issue. If youre traveling, you can always wet a tea bag with cold water and apply it to your skin. Lavender essential oil You can apply this to areas of your skin where it hurts really bad, like around your bikini line, your shoulders, ears, nose or shoulders. Baking soda bath Fill the tub with cool water and put about four to six heaping tablespoons of baking soda in it. This soothes your skin, but only soak up to 20 minutes... no more. If you soak too long, youre going to dry your skin too much and add to your misery. You dont have to take a bath, you can make a thin paste out of baking soda and water (optional two drops of lavender essential oil) and apply to your skin until it dries, then gently rinse off. Oatmeal Ive not had good luck by it but some people swear by this trick. Fill up the bath with cool water and put in one or two cups of uncooked oatmeal and soak for 15 to 30 minutes. You can use cooking oatmeal, or a prepared commercial product called Aveeno sold online and at pharmacies. Dont shower after it, just pat your skin dry. Suzys Sunburn Spritzer Find a spray bottle and mix two ounces of distilled water with five drops of essential oils of lemon, lavender, calendula and frankincense (boswellia). If you dont like one of those scents, you can substitute Roman chamomile, which is another skin soother. Prevention Carrot seed oil mixed in with your natural sunscreen is helpful. Astaxanthin, taken orally, has been clinically shown to reduce damage to the skin from ultraviolet radiation. Other dietary supplements that are skin protective include vitamin A, E and D, as well as resveratrol. Forget fashion, cover up your skin with clothes if youre prone to sunburn. Who cares if you have a T-shirt on in the pool!?! 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 From page 8BEd FrankHalf a season remains, so lets not be too quick to write off the Red Sox. Miracle Off To Solid 7-3 Start In Second Half The Fort Myers Miracle Advanced-A baseball club, champions of the Florida State Leagues South Division for the seasons first-half, began the second half of the season winning seven of the first 10 games. The Miracle was tied with St. Lucie for first place as the week began. The team will be home this weekend at Hammond Stadium on Friday, Saturday and Sunday against Charlotte. A giant fireworks show will follow Saturdays 6:05 p.m. game. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have a close friend who suddenly lost her husband recently to cardiac arrest. She is having such difficulty and I am at a loss as to how I can help her. Can you please give me some guidance?A: Any loss is very difficult, followed by a period of grief, and a sudden loss can be even more traumatic. It is fairly typical for anyone in this situation to feel agitation, anger, depression, even denial, the mere fact that they cannot even believe their loved one is gone. Your friend is also going through a lot of biochemical emotions generated by the stress hormones flooding her body. Many people in this adrenergized state take a long time to get back into homeostasis. Given that, she may experience poor sleeping patterns lasting from months to years, irritability, crying jags, poor concentration and living in a survival state. Everyone is different and grieves at their own individual pace. Your friend needs to honor her own individual time table and it is important for you to support her in this endeavor. She may want to talk with a member of the clergy in her hometown, seek a professional counselor, and/or join a grief support group. I would also like to recommend a guided imagery CD by Belleruth Naparstek called Healing Trauma. The other thing I would suggest is have her get a healing therapeutic massage. This is critical for her continued health. Thank you for being there for her. Superior Title Sponsors 4th Of July FireworksThe biggest 4th of July celebration on Sanibel is quickly approaching, and Superior Title Services has stepped up to become a Gold Sponsor of this patriotic event. The fireworks celebration will kick off at 6 p.m. at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club with a community-wide party. Entry to the event will be free to all and there will be live entertainment and onsite parking at a cost of $10. Tickets will be available for the purchase of food and beverages at the party. The fireworks show, presented this year by Zambelli Fireworks, will begin at 9 p.m. The 4th of July fireworks show is such an integral part of the community that I had to be a part of it again this year, said Amanda Curran, owner of Superior Title Services. On behalf of the chamber, I would like to thank Superior Title for contributing for another year to the Sanibel-Captiva firework show, said Ric Base, president of the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. The fundraising and operation of the 4th of July fireworks on our islands is being taken care of by the chamber. If you are interested in a sponsorship or in making a donation to the 4th of July event, contact Trent Peake at 472-8255 or email Superior Title has become gold sponsors of the 4th of July fireworks event


23B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 Hersch Named To 2014 Florida Super Lawyers Attorney Craig R. Hersch, a partner in the law firm of Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. was selected for the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers listing for the fifth consecutive year in the areas of estate planning and probate as well as tax. He is a Florida Bar board certified attorney in wills, trusts and estates, and is a licensed Florida CPA. The annual Super Lawyers listing is a consumer ratings service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas conducted annually by Thomson Reuters and published in Law & Politics magazine listing the top five percent of attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Hersch was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989 and practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and asset protection strategies. He has an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating attainable by the independent national attorney rating service and has been named a Top 100 Lawyer by Worth Magazine. He also writes Will Power, a weekly estate planning column that appears in the Sanibel newspaper Island Sun. Craig Hersch 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, My husband and I are getting to the stage where we must make some major changes in our housing. My son and daughter-in-law have taken us to see a number of retirement complexes in our area. My husband wants to go, but I do not. He is convinced that we will be robbed blind and does not want our privacy invaded if we have daily help coming in. I think we should stay in our own home, have help come in and let them take whatever they want. All of our good stuff will have been removed and be gone anyway. What advice do you have? Louisa Dear Louisa, Both of you raise good concerns about moving versus staying home. It shows that moving into a community or staying home is an important decision. A decision that should not be rushed and needs to be researched completely to make the most informed choice. Know the reasons why your husband wants to move and you want to stay. Explore how the needs can be met in a community versus home at what cost and at what risks. Also please do not be swayed into a decision by people who have an interest in your choice. You make the choice when and if you are ready. Pryce Dear Louisa, I have observed that partially due to the economy many people are choosing to stay in their own homes rather than move to a complex. In order to meet this need, care giving agencies have been formed that will visit the home and then leave. I am sure that if you inquire you will find that they are bonded. Privately arranged care plans may have some thievery but there are many or most who are honest, decent people. We are all exposed to dishonest people every day of our lives, but most people are honest. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is Send your editorial copy to:


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answer on page 27BSUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS 25B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014UPH O L S TERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel Island CO MPUTER S CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G DESIGN AND REMODELING ARTISTIC INTERIORS INC. CALL CHRIS BORING @239-989-6122BORINGDESIGNSO6 @EMBARQMAIL.COMLic#RG291 103860, SI 16371DESIGNING AND REMODELINGFROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETIONQUALITY REMODELING AND SERVICEWE DONT JUST DO REMODELING, WE CREATE ARTWORK GENERAL CONTRACTORJoe Wirth General ContractorWhen Its Wirth Having It Done Right!Joe WirthCerti ed General Licensed & Insured cgc 1521967


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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 JULY 4, 201428B 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 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 REMODELING AND RENOVATIONEdgars Remodeling and custom Residential and commercial Call 239-745-6704 Email edgardcaro86@gmail.comRS 6/20 CC 7/11 HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC 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. RS 6/27 CC 7/18 INSURANCEFlorida Department of Financial Services Licensed Insurance Agent seeking opportunities to present value of Insurancebased, tax-free, income strategies. Please contact: Johnny Perko @ (760) 576-5848NS 7/4 CC 7/4 CLEANING BY A&ADependable, reliable and honest cleaning with con dence. Reference upon request. Contact: (239) 961-0467 or (407) 218-2269 Ana and Adriana. Call for free estimates.NS 7/4 CC 7/11 ANNUAL RENTALGULF 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 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 ANNUAL RENTALBeautiful 5 BR/3.5 Bath and Den. Across from the Beach and by Sanibel River. Furnished. $3,300./month. 601-551-3587NS 6/20 CC 7/18 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 239-267-8594 RS 7/4 CC 7/18 ANNUAL RENTALSPlease call for details472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, BrokerHelping People Become Islanders for Over 40 Years!! RS 7/4 BM TFNHOMES Canal Front Tranquil, 3/2 den, dock. UF. $3,200/mo. CONDOS Beachside -Beautiful Gulf Views, 2/2 F. $3,500/mo. VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 1/4 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 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 ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL 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 ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 newly furnished condo in prestigious Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club. $1,850 incl. utilities & sportsmembership. 10 min. to Sanibel. Contact 707.237.1174 NS 7/4 CC 7/18 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 SERVICES OFFEREDROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint. RS 6/7 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 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN HOUSEKEEPING & TRANSPORTATIONReliable, punctual & honest w/great references. I offer: housekeeping, laundry, transportation & house watching. Service Ft Myers, Sanibel & Naples. Call Miriam at (239) 368-6458.RS 7/4 CC 7/11 Read us online at:


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 29B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/6 CC 8/29 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION YARD SALE JULY 4-6, 10 AM 4 PM, Corner of Dimmick Dr. & San-Cap Rd. 1/2 mi. past School & Rec Center Mexican decorative arts & textiles, furniture, dog crates, BBQ, lamps, bikes, clothing, household items, wood-burning stove & more. Cash & checks only. Come browse our bargains!NS 7/4 CC 7/4 LOST ON BIKE PATH6-25-14 Evening ** Blue IPod Mini with black ear buds attatched ** On bike path between CJs botique and the Sanibel Congregational Church. 425-647-3897NS 7/4 NC 7/4 LOST AND FOUND HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER 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 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 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 RECEPTIONIST NEEDEDEvery Sunday 10:00 to 5:00 and some holidays at Island real estate of ce. Fun atmosphere. $15. an hour. Call Diane Barr at 472-2603 ext. 244. NS 7/4 CC 7/11 FOR SALEBAR, WINE & LIQUOR CABINET $999.Manufactured by Hooker Walnut Antique Finish Bar with two serving drawers and a serving tray with three drawers. Hanging shelves for wine glasses and shelves for liquor and additional glasses. In original excellent condition. Original purchase price of $2,100. Cash purchase only. Call 732-221-9765. Located in Fort Myers at Punta Rassa.NS 6/27 NC TFN HELP WANTEDASSISTANTThe Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is recruiting an assistant to the museum manager. Position is responsible for opening and closing all historical buildings four days a week, staf ng the welcome center to include taking the entrance fee, orienting visitors, and setting up for lectures and training sessions. Also responsible for scheduling volunteers to cover all shifts. Applicant must be personable, well organized, and completely dependable. Work schedule: Wednesday Saturday, 9:30 4:30, starting October 2014. Compensation: $15 per hr. Send resume to or mail to P.O. Box 413, Sanibel, FL 33957 by July 15. NS 7/4 BM 7/11


Pets Of The Week Email your editorial copy to: 30B ISLAND SUN JULY 4, 2014 NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213 To be listed in calling card email your information to: press@islandsunnews.comEmergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-5525 Fire Department 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 Library Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239-533-4890 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-1573 Post Office Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-275-8777 Post Office Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-2155 Center 4 Life Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-5743 ARTS Arcade 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 SW Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418-0996 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS ABWA American Business Womens Assoc. . . .565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-4AN-ANGEL Audubon 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 MOAA Military Officers Assc. of America, Alex MacKenzie . . 395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline 24 hour . . . . . . . . . . 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 728-1971 ISLAND ATTRACTIONS Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-2233 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . 472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . 472-4648 SCCF Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation . . . . . . . .472-2329 Hello, my name is Dino Im a 7-year-old neutered male Jack Russell Terrier. Good grief, here I am at Animal Services again! I was adopted from the shelter about a year ago, but then my owner moved and couldnt take me with her. Im not your typical Jack Russell. Im quiet, patient, calm and keep my kennel neat and tidy. When Im outside, I like to lie in the sun and soak up those warm rays. I must be a real Florida boy! Please consider adopting me. my adoption fee is $25 (reduced fee for pets 6 years and over). Hello, my name is Jelly Bean. Im a 2-year-old spayed female domestic medium hair. The love you take is equal to the love you make, and thats my philosophy on life. I spread around all the love I can to everyone I see if you want a grumpy cat, thats not me! My adoption fee is $8 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Freedom Friends adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Jelly Bean ID# 589555 Dino ID# 363460


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