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MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET : 6:49 8:02 6:48 8:02 6:47 8:03 6:47 8:03 6:46 8:04 6:45 8:04 6:45 8:05 VOL. 25, NO. 44 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 4, 2018 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands Eight Students Win Junior Duck Stamp Honorsby Jeff LysiakLast week at The Sanibel School, the middle school media production class filmed a Sea-TV segment recognizing the eight students selected to receive awards for participating in this years Florida Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. On April 25, second grader Abbie Wheeler, third graders Darren DJ Jenkins, Olivia Kauffold, Venessa Kelly and Gia Lackenby, fourth graders Molly Dunn and Adeline Von Wowern and eighth grader Sophia DeCosta were honored for their artwork submitted for this years competition. Both Kelly and Lackenbys entries earned first place prizes, while the entries submitted by DeCosta, Dunn, Jenkins, Kauffold, Von Wowern and Wheeler were recognized with honorable mention awards. According to gifted and art teacher Tylor Stewart, this years contest which was judged last month at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center auditorium yielded 2,110 entries from more than 40 Sunshine State schools. I am so proud of all the elementary and middle school students that partici pated this year, said Stewart. I wasnt surprised that we had six honorable continued on page 4 Students from The Sanibel School who participated in this years Florida Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest include, from left, Abbie Wheeler, Darren DJ Jenkins, Gia Lackenby, Vanessa Kelly, Olivia Kauffold, Molly Dunn and Adeline Von Wowern. Also pictured are, back from left, Principal Chuck Vilardi, gifted and art teacher Tylor Stewart, refuge conservation educator Sarah Hallas and Sea-TV host Preston Hall. photo by Jeff Lysiak Community Is The Focus Of 25th Islands Nightby Jeff LysiakA quarter of a century ago, one of Sanibels iconic pioneers had a simple but profound idea: gather ing the island community together for an evening of camaraderie, pride and good old fashioned family fun while watching Americas national pastime. And every year since then, islanders have looked forward to this annual tradi tion. Even if it means getting a little wet. The 25th annual Sam Baileys Islands Night will return to Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex on Wednesday, May 9 as the Fort Myers Miracle take on the Charlotte Stone Crabs at 7 p.m. Tickets are free and available at Baileys General Store as well as at sponsoring businesses across the islands. Gates open at 5:45 p.m. and the community parade around the ball park starts at 6:20 p.m. Pregame tailgat ing in the parking lot is also encouraged. It started back when a guy that worked for the (Miracle) called on me and asked us to sponsor one of their games, Sam Bailey recalled in an inter view to promote Islands Night back in 2010. The more I thought about the idea, the better I liked it. Bailey created the annual ballpark outing as a way to bring the businesses from the communities of Sanibel and Captiva together for a night of fun and celebration, while at the same time mak ing a commitment of support for the needs of individuals and groups from the islands. He invited local businesses to continued on page 12 Promoting the 25th anniversary of Sam Baileys Islands Night are, from left, Richard Johnson, Marie Ogden (behind umbrella), Charlene Kocinski, Mead Johnson, Calli Johnson and Dane Johnson photos by Jeff Lysiak The Baileys General Store Model T pickup at last years Islands Night parade




3 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 GARDENS1975-2019 Periwinkle WayNow open in The Village Shops a restaurant by TradersVILLAGE SHOPS2340 Periwinkle WaySANIBEL SHOPPES630 Tarpon Bay RoadCENTER2496 Palm Ridge Road WOMENS CLOTHING MENS CLOTHING SHOES JEWELRY HOME DCOR TOYS COLLECTIBLES GIFTS CARDS SPECIALTY SHOPS FAMILY DINING TAKE-OUT HAIR SALON ART GALLERIES PET NEEDS ALTERATIONS/ DRY CLEANERS VACATION & REAL ESTATE INFORMATIONCome for the beaches... discover the shopping! WWW.ShopOnSanibel.COMFor individual shop information: LUNCH BAR DINNER GIFTS Science And Faith Course Offered At Sanibel ChurchSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ announced the resumption of its popular Summer Sunday Seminar Series. The program features a variety of topics and is offered at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings between May and October. The first series of presentations for 2018, Painting the Stars, will explore the interface between science and religion. Utilizing video presentations by a variety of contributors including Matthew Fox, Bruce Sanguin and John Shelby Pong, the series celebrates the relationship between science and faith, and explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. Featured presenters include various evolutionary theologians and progressive thinkers. The course title is drawn from a quote by Vincent Van Gogh: When I have a terrible need of shall I say, religion? then I go outside at night and paint the stars. Topics to be covered include healing the rift between science and faith, a reassessment of the creation stories in Genesis, and evolutionary Christianity and mysticism, among other. Each session will feature a short introduction, a video presentation and guided discussion. Most sessions will be facilitated by the congregations senior pastor, the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner. I am excited to be able to bring thiscontinued on page 6Summer Hours At Noahs ArkNoahs Ark, the popular island thrift shop located on the grounds of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, announced its business hours for the summer season. Beginning May 1 and continuing through Friday, August 10, it will be open for customers on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with no Saturday hours. On August 10, the Ark hosts its annual Bag Day Sale. That day, customers will be invited to buy marked bags in the church parking lot for $4 each, fill them with store goods, and walk away with as many items as the bags carry. Items that dont fit in the bags are 80 percent off the regular price. Bag Day marks the end of the summer season for the Ark, which after August 10 will be closed for maintenance and restocking. The shop reopens on October 2, operating Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In November, the Ark resumes winter season hours, weekdays and the first Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Noahs Ark will not take donations between August 10 and September 1. On September 2 and thereafter, donations will be accepted. Furniture donations must have the approval of the furniture chairperson. Items should be clean and in good condition. Operated by the Women of St. Michaels for more than 50 years, Noahs Ark offers for sale, at bargain prices, merchandise of all kinds, including womens and mens clothing, childrens clothes, bedding, kitchen electronics and housewares, furniture and home furnishings and a varied selection of books in its own special book station, Barnes & Noah. Proceeds from Noahs Ark sales, coupled with monies from the parishs annual budget, go to more than 25 local, regional and global charities and agencies. For more information, contact St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way, by calling 472-2173 or by visiting www. Members of the Noahs Ark all-volunteer staff celebrating another successful season. Pictured, from left, are John Pryor, Stephanie Rahe, David Searles, Linda Korn, Brad Rahn, Karen Rahn, Mickey Huff, Sue Jeffries and Sally McGowan. photo provided Where Islanders Have Sent Their Friends & Family To Shop Since 1976 Sanibel & Worldwide Shells Corals & Exotic Sealife Shell Gifts Jewelry Books Candles Lamps Sanibel Perfumes Craft Supplies T-Shirts Tanks Muscles Hoodies Hats Cover-Ups & Dresses Handmade Shell Xmas Ornaments & FlowersCelebrating Over 40 Years On Sanibel! 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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20184 rfntbb b b b b b b b Find us on bb tOpen Captiva Island Historical SocietyLooking Back: John MorrisThis weeks image is of John Morris and his mule. Morris picked up mail and passengers from Randalls Dock. He lived where Jensens Twin Palm Resort and Marina is now. The History Gallery, developed by the Captiva Island Historical Society, features many photos like this. All ages are welcome to step aboard a wooden replica of the old mailboat, Santiva, to capture the spirit of Captiva and learn through graphic and video panels about the events and people that shaped the island. The History Gallery is accessed through the Captiva Memorial Library, located on Chapin Lane and open during library hours. Call 533-4890 for information. Visit the Captiva Island Historical Society website www.captivaislandhistoricalsociety. org/archives/research to view many more images to bring you closer to Captiva. John Morris photo courtesy Captiva Island Historical Society Archives Thursday Coffee, Tea And Trivia Sanibel Community Church invites residents and visitors to a night of trivia on Thursday evenings at the Carpenters Caf & Bookstore. The caf opens at 6:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7 p.m. Its family-friendly fun for all ages. Parking is available in the back lot of church, located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. From page 1Duck Stampmentions and two first place winners. We have incredible artistic talent here at The Sanibel School. In 1934, political cartoonist, conservation advocate and part-time island resident Jay Norwood Ding Darling launched the Federal Duck Stamp program in order to raise funds to purchase refuge lands across the country. Jaye Boswell, the former elementary school art instructor at The Sanibel School, started the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest in 1989; the competition became national four years later. Sarah Hallas, conservation educator at the refuge, offered her gratitude to all of the students who participated in this years contest. This contest is all about teaching conservation at a young age and getting children at a young age more involved, she said. All of these students worked really hard learning about waterfowl. Following their appearance on Sea-TV, each winner shared their thoughts about participating in this years contest, how they selected the duck species featured in their artwork, and how it felt to be recognized. Jenkins, who drew a wood duck, said he selected that species because it was pretty and would go well with the setting I chose. He added that it took him about a week and a half to complete his artwork. Im really happy with the way it came out, said Jenkins. First place winner Kelly explained that she was a little shocked when Stewart informed her about her top placement. I was very surprised because I had never drawn a duck like that before, she said of her green-winged teal. Lackenby, too, was surprised that her wood duck entry earned a first place ribbon. Its a beautiful and magnificent bird, she noted. Im very happy that I won. Kauffold said she chose to draw a northern pintail because I thought it was one of the hardest ducks to draw and I like a challenge. Von Wowern also drew a northern pintail because she liked the shape and color of the bird. I like how it looks and how my drawing came out all of it, she said. Wheeler used oil pastels to create her vibrantly colored entry of a greater scaup. The colors look really nice. I like that you can blend them, she said. Im very happy that I won and Im very proud. Dunn explained that she was surprised to earn an honorable mention for her northern pintail entry. I really wasnt expecting to win anything because a lot of people enter this contest, she said. This definitely made me happy. Stewart also noted that the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest continues to be one of the popular activities every year at The Sanibel School. They dont seem to get tired of learning about conservation and the health of our world. The ducks they study are ones that they may see at Ding Darling and they enjoy being able to identify them, she said. The Junior Duck Stamp Program started here at The Sanibel School 25 years ago, and the relationship we have with the Ding Darling Refuge is priceless. Periwinkle Place Shops Sanibel Island 239-472-4177 SEALIFE FASHION DIAMONDS ESTATE Pendants and rings, available in Sterling Silver and 14k Gold. Specic to each month with matching birth gemstone. May: The Junonia Shell, Emerald, One of the most unique and rare shells, the coveted Junonia is a force that helps to create change, characterized by love, success, healing and happiness. While, like the shell itself, these qualities may seem rare, the individual born to this shell is warm, and secure.


5 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 Many people see children playing and think that its nice they can all get along. But what they dont realize, is all the learning and growing that is happening in that play. Learning to ride a tricycle is a very important motor skill for young children for many reasons. It increases muscle strength, improves bilateral coordination, increases postural stability and gives a child confidence in their physical abilities. Of course, children love it because its fun, and the sense of accomplishment they feel when they pedal for the first time is great for their self esteem. What they may also miss is the amount of teamwork that is occurring in this picture. The ability to work as a team with others isnt just a skill that children are going to need at school its an essential skill theyll use for the rest of their life. Just as children are taught other life skills, they need to be taught how to work as a team effectively. Teamwork requires children to work cooperatively with other children towards a purpose that they share. Every member of a team has to respect each others opinions and abilities in order for the team to work effectively. Working as a team is very social, involving the exchange of actions and ideas, and a significant amount of interaction. Who knew? Liam Suslick is all smiles as he helps Lucy Wolf pedal the weight of their two friends, Baylen and Delaney Shankster, preschoolers enrolled at Childrens Education Center of the Islands photo provided The Importance Of Teamwork And Tricycles First Sea Turtle Nest On CaptivaA picture of the first loggerhead nest of the SCCF Sea Turtle monitoring season was captured on Captiva on the morning of April 26. Loggerhead sea turtle laying her nest on April 26 photo provided


ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20186 Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel 239-472-2591 LINDA MARISA JEANNE Manicures and Pedicures by Lois Hair Styling by Lily 2019 Shared Scholar Lecture And SeminarThe Interfaith Shared Scholar Committee announced that the 2019 Shared Scholar will be the Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell. Dr. Newell will present the Shared Scholar Lecture on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. His topic will be Faiths Finding Faith in Each Other. A reception and book signing will follow. Dr. Newell will lead the Shared Scholar Seminar the following morning on Friday, January 25 at 10 a.m. His topic for the seminar will be A Celtic Vision of the Sacred Earth. Lunch will be served following his talk. A poet, peacemaker and scholar, Dr. Newell is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality. In 2011, he received the Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute in Washington, DC in recognition of his commitment to spirituality and peacemaking. He divides his time between Edinburgh, Scotland, where his family home is, and his many speaking engagements throughout the English-speaking world. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, Dr. Newell is now Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Center of Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in the high desert of New Mexico, where he and his wife spend their summers. The co-founder of Salva Terra: A Vision Towards Earths Healing, Dr. Newell is an ordained Church of Scotland minister with a passion for peace among the great wisdom traditions of humanity. His PhD is from the University of Edinburgh and he has authored more than 15 books, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, Praying with the Earth and his most recent visionary work, A New Harmony: the Spirit, the Earth & the Human Soul For more information, visit The Shared Scholar Committee is sponsored by five congregations on Sanibel and Captiva: Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, Captiva Chapel by the Sea, The Christian Science Church of Sanibel, Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. The Shared Scholar Lecture Series is also supported by the Leo Rosner Foundation. John Philip Newell on the Scottish isle of Iona photo provided MON-FRI 9:305:30 Sat 10-2 Authorized Shipping Center Friendly and Courteous service All items professionally packed with care 10% OFF GROUND SHIPPING WITH THIS AD QWIK PACK & SHIP We Ship Shells! We Ship Luggage! 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite B (Next to Billy's Bike Rentals) (239) 472-0288 Fax (239) 472-0809 Shipping Packing Packing Supplies BW & Color Copies Mailbox Rentals Pick Ups Notary Services Fax/Scan & Email Youth Curriculum Raises QuestionsH2O, the Sanibel Community Church youth ministry program, embarked on two new studies recently, and both have raised many questions from the students in the classes. Under the guidance of Youth Pastor Kevin Schafer, the middle school students are learning how to share their testimony with others around them. Schafers task is to answer the questions they have about God and life, such as, Can people in Heaven hear you if you talk to them? Where is hell? Will the world end? Why do we have to suffer from sin when it was Adam and Eve who did not follow what God said to them? Students are learning how to communicate their life story, while asking the tough questions each week. The high school students have been immersed in GenerationChange, a curriculum that teaches them how to plan for their future, and what the Bible says about money. They are learning about budgeting, spending, saving and tithing, but are also asking the tough questions like, Should I spend money on my family? Can you see God with your eyes when He lives with us on earth? We learn that we are supposed to trust God and be in love with God. But how do we trust Him and be in love with Him? Both groups engage in discussions on these topics and many more with their small group leaders. H2O is excited about what God has in store for both groups as we continue with this curriculum. H2O Student Ministries is a youth ministry program for sixth grade through 12th grade young men and women. The group meets on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. for middle school students and 6 to 8 p.m. for high school students, and on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. until noon in the youth center at Sanibel Community Church. All students on the island and surrounding communities are welcome to attend. Sanibel Community Church is an evangelical, non-denominational congregation, located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. From page 3Sanibel Churchimportant groundbreaking work to Sanibel, said Pastor Danner. The connection between science and faith is so enormously important.The Painting the Stars sessions will run for seven consecutive Sundays, May 6 through June 17. The sessions will be held in Heron Hall at the church, located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. The Summer Sunday Seminar Series is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 472-0497. Youth Pastor Kevin Schafer teaching GenerationChange photo provided


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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20188 Independently Owned And OperatedCOPYRIGHT 2018 Island Sun LORKEN Publications, Inc.Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersLeah Biery Barbara Cacchione Kay Casperson Walter Cheatham Constance Clancy, EdD Suzy Cohen Linda Coin Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Shelley Greggs Jarred Harris Marion Hauser, MS, RD Ross Hauser, MD Bryan Hayes Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Shirley Jewell Bob Kern Dr. Jose H. Leal, PhD Anne Mitchell Capt. Matt Mitchell Trinette Nelson Gerri Reaves PhD Angela Larson Roehl J. Brendan Ryan, CLU, ChFC, MSFS Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Tom Sharbaugh Jeanie TinchUSPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, FL, 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: 8,000 10,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $60 one year, $30 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $150 one year, six months $75 (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, call 239-395-1213; or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: 239-395-2299. Email:, E-mail: The Island Sun reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Publisher Lorin Arundel Advertising Bob Petcher Graphic Arts & Production Ann Ziehl, Manager Amanda Hartman Justin Wilder Reporter Jeff Lysiak Council Looking Into Dunes Traffic Againby Jeff LysiakWith residents of The Dunes subdivision preparing to undergo a repaving project in the coming months, members of the Sanibel City Council ar e looking at the success of current speed control devices and procedures, and investigating whether additional trafficcalming measures may be required for the neighborhood. On Tuesday, Public Works Director Keith Williams told the council that as a re sult of a major traffic study of The Dunes, T ier I of a traffic-calming initiative began in 2016, primarily achieved through the reduction of speed within the subdivision from 30 to 25 miles per hour. Periodic increased police patrols, temporary radar signage and additional signs and markings were also implemented. Tier II, which began last year, included the installation of four modular speed humps along strategi cally planned areas of The Dunes. The City of Sanibel Public W orks Department has $900,000 budgeted to re surface the public street system within The Dunes subdivision during the summer of 2018, a May 1 staff memorandum reads, in part. Because of the extensive scope and timing of the resurfacing project, the department is seeking city council direction relative to the existing traffic calming efforts within the neighborhood. According to traffic studies of The Dunes, traffic speeds along the southern loop were reduced following implementa tion of Tier I from an average of 26.5 miles per hour in 2014 to 20 miles per hour in 2018, with a low of 16 miles per hour realized last year. Similar results were witnessed along the northern loop over the same period. Williams also noted that traffic going through The Dunes southern loop increased from 783 vehicles per day in 2014 to 812 vehicles per day in 2018. However, traffic volume along the northern loop dropped from 695 vehicles per day four years ago to 604 vehicles per day this year. William Dalton, chief of the Sanibel Police Department, reported the findings of traffic data for The Dunes subdivision. In 2016, police conducted 18 area checks and five radar details, issued one traffic citation during 18 hours of patrols (over six days, three hours per day). In 2017, police conducted 20 area checks and 31 radar details, issued two traffic citations during 27 hours of patrols (over nine days, three hours per day). However, during peak season this year, police conducted 45 area checks and 124 radar details. Throughout the survey period, law enforcement issued 10 traffic citations during the same 27 hours of patrols. According to Dalton, he believes the main reason behind the increased traffic through The Dunes during peak periods is traffic apps like Waze. This traffic app is encouraging drivers to access The Dunes, when many of them might not even know about (the neighborhood), he said. According to the applications website, Waze is the worlds largest communitybased traffic and navigation app which encourages drivers to share real-time traffic, road conditions and suggested alternative routes. During discussions on plans for The Dunes road resurfacing, council members were asked to consider whether or not to re-install the modular speed humps after the project has been completed, consider moving them to new locations or remov ing them entirely, or consider placing additional and/or per manent speed humps throughout the subdivision. Opening the meeting to public comment, several local residents spoke both for and against re-installing speed humps within The Dunes. Bob Lindman, who lives on Mockingbird Drive, blamed commercial trucks and landscaping trailers for the majority of traffic issues in his neighborhood. I think the speed humps are a good idea and are working well, he said, requesting that an additional speed hump be added on Albatross Road. If nothing else, the speed humps are a reminder to slow down. Another Mockingbird Drive resident, Tommy Williams, objected to re-installing the speed humps. He stated that an informal vote amongst his neighbors suggested that residents were a little bit against the speed humps. You should put the speed humps in front of the houses of people who want them, said Williams, who noted that one of his neighbors complained about the endless noise that never stops. You can put it in front of my house, countered resident Joe Miller. The noise is not a factor. Terry Finzen suggested that The Dunes be designated a no passing zone, while Claudia Finzen shared her concerns for family members who walk, run and bicycle through the neighborhood. Im scared to death for them, she said, advocating for additional speed humps. I would like for this to be a safe place. Another suggestion, which Dalton responded would be impractical, would be to restrict vehicular traffic through The Dunes during peak periods to residents of the subdivision only. Following some additional comments, members of the council weighed in on the options available. Councilman Jason Maughan suggested that based upon the lack of consensus amongst the residents of The Dunes, he preferred to fall on the side of public safety. Later, Mayor Kevin Ruane made a motion to request city staff to investigate the re-installation of the modular speed humps in their current locations, whether continued on page 14 During Tuesdays Sanibel City Council meeting, a proclamation was read honoring the 25th anniversary of Sam Baileys Islands Night. Accepting the proclamation from Vice Mayor Mick Denham is Richard Johnson, center. Others in attendance were, from left, Chris Peters, general manager of the Fort Myers Miracle, and Coachs Team representatives Marie Ogden, Deb Gleason, Calli Johnson, Charlene Kocinski, Marty Harrity and Barry Alan Roth. photos by Jeff Lysiak Vice Mayor Mick Denham and Sanibel Police Department Officer Chad Maik, who received the citys Life Saving Award for his actions on April 6


9 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 1975 Periwinkle Way Sanibels Only Positively Authorized Dealer! The Best Selection in Southwest Florida! Churches/TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH Reverend Father Dean Nastos, Orthos Ser vice Sunday 9 a.m., Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m., Fellowship Programs, Sunday School, Bible Study. 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, annunciation., 481-2099. BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. Rabbi Stephen Fuchs. President Alan Lessack 579-0296. HISTORIC CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA The Re v. Dr. John N. Cedarleaf Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 12, 2017 thru April 29, 2018 11580 Chapin Lane, Captiva 472-1646 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 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). 2950 West Gulf Drive, 472-8684. SANIBEL FELLOWSHIP, sbc Join us for Bible study and Worship Sunday 10 a.m. at Island Cinema. Call Pastor Mark Hutchinson 284-6709. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship 8, 9 and 11 a.m. Traditional in historic Chapel, 8 a.m. Contemporary and childrens church in the main sanctuary, 9 a.m. Traditional in the main sanctuary, 11 a.m. Childcare available at all services. 1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684 SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST The Re verend Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Reverend Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor. 7:45 Chapel Service, 10 a.m. Traditional Worshop Service with Sunday School and nursery care at 10 a.m. 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 www. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH Pastor Reverend Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m., Sunday Mass 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., May through October 9:30 a.m. only. Daily Mass Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m. Holy Days call. 3559 San-Cap Road, 472-2763. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH The Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector. Saturday Eucharist 5 p.m. Sunday Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (until May 20). Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m. Prayer and Potluck first Wednesdays 6 p.m. 2304 Periwinkle Way,, 472-2173. UNIT ARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS Meets 5 p .m. on the second Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. 2050 Periwinkle Way,, 433-4901.


ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201810 JUDI FOGARTY WILLIAMSJudi (Fogarty) Williams, born on May 10, 1944 in Akron, Ohio to Frederick and Nancy (Sweeney) Fogarty, passed away in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio on February 11, 2018. She is survived by her daughter Danielle Williams (David Holt) of Ranger, Georgia and her son Nelson Williams II of Fort Myers, Florida, her sister Jean Marie Fogarty of Cuyahoga Falls, her grandson Dylan Holt, her granddaughter Ashton Williams, her cousin Michael Sweeney of Fort Myers, Florida and many cousins and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Frederick and Nancy Fogarty, brother Alan Fogarty and grandson Jonothan Williams Judi came to Sanibel for the first time in the Spring of 1977 with her two young children Nelson and Danielle (8 and 9 years old). She worked in many of the SanibelCaptiva restaurants including the iconic Timmys Nook and later began her own cleaning business. She considered herself as a Beatnik and loved to do tie-dye. She also loved to paint funky flowers and maple leaves on old, big Cadillac and Lincoln Continental cars. In the late 1980s, she acted in the original Sanibel little theater the Pirate Playhouse. Judi enjoyed writing very unique poetry which she shared with many of her Sanibel friends. Judi was an Island Icon and loved everybody (almost everybody) and was always ready with a joke to make everyone laugh. Back in the good old days, she had many friends. She moved back and forth to Ohio, then around 2009, moved to Georgia to be near her daughter Danielle and family. While there, she managed apartments in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Her final move was in 2016, back to the town where she was raised, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. There will be a gathering of old friends on her birthday on Thursday, May 10 on the west side of Island B on the Sanibel Causeway from 6 to 8 p.m. Please come and reminisce. OBITUARY ANNE BELLEW by Kristie Anders and Karen NelsonAnne Bellew, a longtime writer and editor for the Islander newspaper, died on April 26. In the 1990s, she covered the city beat, penning stories on the wetlands conservation district, environmentally sensitive lands and much more. Many a time during Sanibel Planning Commission and City Council meetings, a gravely, sometimes brusque voice could be heard in the back of council chambers. Anne could slice through the din of conversation to get right to the heart of community debate, and anyone could expect follow-up phone calls to clarify a statement and make certain the story was right. Leaf through any Islander in the 1990s and there she was. She held strong unwavering opinions, reflected at times in her stories about the city, and she also wrote stories about the arts, the environment, profiles, and she put much care into researching and writing wonderful obituaries. Anne would research her stories, be it politics or human interest, to find new points of view for her readers to ponder. She was a strong advocate for womens issues. She was a mentor to many. Karen, new to the islands, worked with Anne from 2001 through 2006, and she was a fount of information: her passion for Sanibel was clear in every word she wrote. She smoked like a chimney, and her impulsivity got her into trouble but she always remained true to her beliefs. She eventually made a run at going independent and publishing her own visitor magazine, Out Here on the Islands. Anne had an incisive mind, biting humor and yes, it sounds clichd a heart of gold. We know little about her life before Sanibel but one of her proudest accomplishments was working to secure passage of the ERA Amendment in the South Carolina legislature. She had newspaper stories about that framed in her hallway. She was the refuge for Karen and cats during Hurricane Charley. We sat on her lanai and watched the palm trees streaming sideways and a large ficus tree in her backyard stiffly swaying from side to side in the wet ground, rootball tilting up to the left, then right, then left (it remained upright and unharmed). She held on like that old ficus tree and she charged forward unafraid into any task. The world will be a little less defined without Annes observations. We will miss her. OBITUARY EMMETT F. NEALON Emmett Francis Nealon, age 92, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away at home on April 27, 2018. He was born November 5, 1925 in New York, New York, son of Michael E. Nealon and Jane OBrien Nealon. He attended Evander Childs High School, Bronx, New York and graduated from St. Johns Prep, Danvers, Massachusetts, and Parks College of Aeronautical Engineering of St. Louis University. His military service was with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He spent his entire business career with Sikorsky Aircraft, both in the U.S. and internationally. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Kathleen Kimball Nealon; sons Michael (Robin), Kevin (Susan), and Christopher; daughters Sharon and Kimberly; grandson Gable; granddaughter Kaitlin (Blake); great-granddaughter Brooke; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, a donation in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice, Development Office, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or OBITUARY whims SALE239-313-0535 2451 Periwinkle Way Baileys Center mon sat 10 am 5 pm clothing to look your best. art & gifts to feather your nest. Led by our outstanding teachers! Register for one or all four weeks. Contact Director Ana Abella for early-bird rates and more information at Sanibel Christian Preschool: 472-0497 or check us out at PRESCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN DESERVE THE BEST Preschool Summer Camp Coming this June! For 3-7 year olds 4 themed weeks June 4-8 Storytellers June 11-15 Fun and Fitness June 18-22 Amazing Race June 25-29 Water World An outreach of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 DCF License C20E0116 Sanibel Historical Village Summer HoursThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Village summer hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The museum will be closed starting Wednesday, August 1 and will reopen Tuesday, October 16 on regular fulltime hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum staff and board members plan a busy off-season working on key administrative tasks and many museum improvement projects that often take a back seat during the busy tourist season. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to preserve, share and celebrate Sanibels history. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201812 From page 1Islands Nightbecome sponsors, and in return each sponsor received a variety of advertising perks. Sam really just wanted to get the community together, said Marie Ogden, an employee of Baileys General Store who for the past 18 years has helped organize Islands Night. And he was a really good coach, getting people to work together. In that respect, he was a true leader. Richard Johnson, general manager of Baileys, remembers Bailey calling weekly meetings at the busiest time of season to help plan each years community gathering at Hammond Stadium. The one thing thats most important about Islands Night is that its a demonstration in the truest sense of the community that exists on Sanibel and Captiva, said Johnson. He loved kids and wanted to create an event for families to get together and have a good time. And as the silver anniversary of this enduring tradition approaches, islanders have taken notice of the importance of Baileys community-minded celebration. During Tuesdays Sanibel City Council meeting, a proclamation was read honoring the 25th anniversary of Islands Night. A group of dedicated volunteers from the community, known as Coachs Team, helped Sam Bailey coordinate Islands Night for many years before his passing. They continue that tradition today by adding younger members as time passes, the proclamation reads, in part. With the passing of Sam and Francis Bailey, two college scholarships were created in their names to honor these community leaders. The proclamation playfully concluded, The annual event held each spring at the Fort Myers Miracle baseball park marks the beginning of the rainy season. One of the enduring fables related to Islands Night is that it always rains. But according to several Baileys General Store employees, the annual ballpark outing has only been washed out once. Rain delays, rain-shortened games and postponements are another story. I only remember one time when the game was completely rained out, Johnson recalled the year torrential downpours welcomed a crowd of islanders. There wasnt a dry spot in the stadium to stand. One of the former Islands Night traditions was founder Sam Bailey penning an annual poem to promote the event. Here is the last Islands Night poem he wrote back in 2010: The rainmaker is back with all his power But with Gods help only a quick summer shower Clear skies and bright stars, with a gentle breeze Perfect to watch the homers and the one-base squeeze This is more than just a game Its a fun gathering with the islands name If you become a sponsor for just $100 You will be entitled to sing, laugh and holler Youll be listed on the games scoreboard You can ride in the parade with Sams T Ford Food, drink and much more pomp As the kids and players do the romp So sign up for this grand affair When you arrive, youll be glad youre there! To commemorate this years 25th anniversary, Islands Night organizers are offering two different levels of sponsorship. In addition to the basic $100 level, a special $250 Diamond level sponsorship is available. The fact that we have always offered a $100 sponsorship is something that Sam was very proud of, and since this is the 25th year, were offering a Diamond sponsorship level of $250, Johnson explained. Our goal is to raise some additional funds to give back to the community. Islands Night contributions have been distributed throughout the local community to assist individuals and a number of nonprofit groups and organizations, with more than $175,000 given back through scholarships and donations. In past years, the event has helped The Sanibel School, City of Sanibel Recreation Department, Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, FISH of SanCap, Hope Hospice, SanCap Cares, Community Housing & Resources, Charitable Foundation of the Islands, Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, The Community House, Friends Who Care, Sanibel Sea School, Childrens Education Center of the Islands and the scholarship fund administered through the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club. For more information about becoming an Islands Night sponsor, call Baileys General Store at 472-1516. Screech Owl Nesting Timesubmitted by Dee Century, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)For the second year in a row, screech owls are raising young in the nesting box in my backyard. This is after a five-year drought of no nesting who knows why. This may be the same pair that nested last year or grown chicks from last years brood. Screech owls mate at one year, which is a good thing because they dont live very long. I witnessed the pair mating this year. I bopped out my back door at dusk to see what they were up to. I looked up. The male and I made eye contact. He immediately flew up to the waiting female. They mated in an instant and he flew off. The chicks hatched a couple of weeks ago and I can now hear them chittering during the day as well as at night when mom and dad deliver food to the nest box. I see the parents usually at dawn while sipping my morning coffee. They pick anoles off of the screen enclosure to feed their young, capture beetles from the tops of the green buttonwood trees, and take a refreshing dip in the bird bath before retiring for the day. I recently saw the female leave the box during the warmth of an afternoon. This either means the chicks are now old enough to regulate their own body temperature or the box was warm enough without her might be getting a bit crowded and noisy in there. She and the male will just be roosting for the day in a nearby tree. I think the cat birds in my yard have decided to sleep elsewhere because the owls are really in the hunting mode at night. Yes, screech owls can eat small birds. Once I watched every cat bird, cardinal and mockingbird in the neighborhood come together to perch and scream in the same sea grape at the same time. There was a screech owl roosting there, close to the bird bath they all used. They ganged up and kicked him out! The chicks should fledge in the next couple of weeks, so more owl stories to come. If you would like a screech owl nesting box for next year, they are available from the Native Landscapes and Garden Center at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Bailey Homestead Preserve, located at 1300 Periwinkle Way. Screech owl with chicks photo provided


13 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 MAY 2018MUSEUM SPONSOR CANT COME TO THE MUSEUM? WE CAN BRING THE MOLLUSKS TO YOU! Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 (239) 395-2233 Open Daily, 10 a.m. p.m. by Jeff LysiakFor the first time since 2009, Sanibel Sea School will be offering a five-day excursion to Cayo Costa State Park during its upcoming summer camp schedule. From July 16 to 20 and running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, members of the school staff and camp counselors will provide campers ages 14 to 18 an unforgettable adventure to the secluded island park. Participants will begin their experience on Sanibel Island, exploring the mangrove-lined canals by paddleboard, meeting new friends and planning for their cabinbased camping trip to Cayo Costa State Park. Char Cadow, adventure education coordinator, explained that when planning this years camp schedule, they wanted to offer something different from recent years. We wanted to be flexible and try putting a new spin on our teen camps, she said. I thought to myself, If I were a teenager and I had a week to explore Southwest Florida, where would I want to go and what would I want to do? According to the summer camp description on the Sanibel Sea School website, the week will begin bright and early with a private chartered boat ride to Cayo Costa. Campers will spend the rest of their week paddling along the shoreline, snorkeling in the sea, hiking through the upland forest, water coloring, playing music (i.e. guitar, ukulele) and cards around a campfire, cooking group meals, basking in the Florida sun and taking part in other fun, educational opportunities. The group will return to Sanibel on Friday afternoon. Although Sanibel Sea School founder and Executive Director Dr. Bruce Neill has a lot of experience in visiting Cayo Costa, the rest of the team has never camped there before. Were going back to our roots, exploring an island thats right in our own backyard, said Director of Education Nicole Finnicum. Were excited to be returning there, plus were thinking about Cayo Costa as a daytrip excursion for some of our adult programs or during the winter for other classes. Cost for the weeklong adventure is $400 per participant. Im looking forward to having the energy of our teen campers dictate where well go and what well do, added Cadow, who explained that campers may also take part in yoga sessions as part of the adventure. Rather than having a structured schedule of activities, well see where things go. Theres an amazing wealth of possibilities. In addition, Sanibel Sea School is offering several camp experiences for teens this summer, beginning with Have Paddleboard, Will Survive (June 11 to 15), Wahine Toa (June 18 to 22, open to girls ages 13 to 18), Florida Wilderness Camp (July 9 to 13), Keys Coral Reef Week (July 9 to 14, open to ages 11 and 12; July 16 to 20, open to ages 13 to 15), Canoeing The Caloosahatchee (July 23 to 27) and a Belize Coral Reef Expedition (July 30 to August 8, open to ages 15 to 18). For more information about summer camps, fees and program descriptions, visit, email or call 472-8585. Sanibel Sea School will offer an expedition to Cayo Costa State Park during summer camp this July photo courtesy Sanibel Sea SchoolSea School Offering Cayo Costa Adventure


Plant SmartWild Coffeeby Gerri ReavesNative wild coffee ( Psychotria nervosa ) is a long-lived perennial tree or shrub and a member of the madder family. It is also called Seminole balsamo. In the wild, it usually grows in coastal areas and is found in dry hammocks, swamps, thickets, coastal shell mounds and pine flatwoods. The common name comes from the red fruits resemblance to the true coffee bean. Despite that name, however, the plant is not used as a coffee substitute, nor is it a source for caffeine. In fact, though the ellipsoid berries are reportedly edible, they make a lousy snack or cup of coffee. Nervosa refers to the distinctive leaves the word means a tree-like pattern of veins -and Psychotria is Greek for vivifying, referring to medicinal properties. The leaves are up to six inches long, pointed, opposite and oval. Their distinctive appearance comes from the impression of the veins on the upper surfaces, giving them a grooved, wrinkled, or pleated look. The textured leaves inspire another common name, shiny-leaved wild coffee. Flat clusters of small white fouror five-petaled tubular flowers bloom at the branch ends. The fleshy fruit measures about a half-inch across and contains two seeds. The berries attract a variety of birds as well as other wildlife, including cardinals, mockingbirds, catbirds and various pollinators. This species provides nectar for atala, great southern white, zebra longwing, Julia and Schaus swallowtail butterflies. The plant flowers and fruits throughout the year but blooms mostly in the warmer months. Typically multi-trunked, it grows four to eight feet tall and nearly as broad. It has a moderate growth rate and drought tolerance but poor salt tolerance. Wild coffees preference for shade or partial shade, along with its ability to grow in almost any well-drained soil makes it versatile indeed. Use this pest-resistant, wildlifefriendly species in a mass planting or as a hedge, border, or background plant. Include it in a butterfly garden. The contrast between the shiny evergreen leaves and red berries gives it ornamental appeal. It readily self-seeds but can also be propagated with seeds or cuttings. Sources: Five Hundred Plants of South Florida by Julia F. Morton; Florida Plant Guide by Edward F. Gilman; Florida Plants for Wildlife by Craig N. Huegel; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio; Growing Native by Richard W. Workman; National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida by Peter Alden, et al.; Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell; The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson;, www.edis.ifas.,, www.plantbook. org, and Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. Native wild coffee is low maintenance, ornamental and wildlife friendly photo by Gerri ReavesISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201814 Or consider not using any rat poisons at all. Instead, seal all entry points to your home. Help SCCF Bring Back the Barn Owls SCCF 472-2329 sccf.orgPoisoned rats can kill the eagles, hawks, bobcats and owls that eat them.Tell your pest control professional to NOT use these rat poisons: brodifacoum bromailone difenacoum difethialone Sanibel Captiva Road across from the Sanibel School OFFALL Through the month of May. We have a large selection of unique home and garden accents. Hurry in for best selection. From page 1Dunes Trafficthose traffic calming devices should be moved to different locations, whether a seasonal reduction of speed during peak periods could be implemented, and if and where additional speed humps should be installed. That motion was unanimously approved. Williams, who noted that the road resurfacing project would go out for bids next month, will deliver a followup report at the June 5 city council meeting. Once a bid is approved, the project will take approximately one month to complete. Currently, the public works department anticipates starting the project by the second week in July so that work is finished before the start of the next school year. In other business, the first reading of an ordinance to help protect the gopher tortoise population on Sanibel was introduced. Ordinance 18-005 would establish a $900 fee for accepting gopher tortoises from off island at the Bowmans Beach Recipient Site. The fee would cover the mitigation and habitat management costs of relocating tortoises to the site. The proposed fee schedule would prohibit tortoises from off island being relocated to the Bowmans site, except for relocations from Lee County government projects where the terms of the relocation have been negotiated and approved by city council, the ordinance reads, in part. This will ensure that the Bowmans Beach Recipient Site is available for Sanibel and Captiva projects and will reduce the potential for introducing new diseases into Sanibels gopher tortoise population. The second reading of the ordinance, open for public comment, will take place during the June 5 council session. Also, councilors approved a request from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS) to exempt from removal approximately 240 square feet of exotic vegetation (mother-in-law tongue) while requiring the removal of all other exotic vegetation at their property located at 1808 Woodring Road.


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Pass Fishing Lights Upby Capt. Matt MitchellFishing the passes this week was the best action around. Springtime warm water temperatures have pushed lots of snook and trout of all sizes into our passes in massive numbers. During periods of clear water during the incoming tide, its amazing how many snook you can see stacked up around the structure or even straight down under the boat as large black patches of pre-spawn snook cover up the bottom. With our snook fishery totally catch and release now until September, and the fact that at times its possible to catch a snook on almost every cast in the passes, you should give these fish that little bit of extra care when releasing them as its spawning time. Not lifting them out of the water, using a dehooking tool and avoiding using a landing net are all good for this incredible fishery. This week, we managed to consistently hook into some much larger snook in the passes for the first time since last fall. Use bigger baits and heavier tackle if you want a chance at landing a real trophy over that magic 40-inch mark. Hooking into few of these giants on my regular 15-pound spinning tackle, we simply got smoked. Seeing one of these big spawning female snook break the surface before parting ways stays in your head for a while. To target these big snook in fast current requires at least 30-pound tackle to have any chance at all to turn these fish away from the structure. I describe this fishing to my clients as full contact and, even when you are on your game using the larger tackle, its tough to get one of these hard-charging fish out into the open water, let alone to the boat. My pass tackle for these big snook is a shorter, stout-jigging, style-spinning rod with at least a 5500 spinning reel. Set the drag to exterminate and get ready for handto-hand combat. I rig with a 50-pound leader, a sliding weight and a heavy duty gorilla-style hook. When fishing with such a tight drag, its common to straighten any regular hook when you put the heat to it. Trout fishing in the passes has also been on fire with the slower periods of tide movement bringing the best action. Live shiners rigged with a split shot a foot or two up from the hook caught trout after trout, ranging in size anywhere from 15 to 25 inches. These trout are also spawning too so if you dont plan on keeping them to eat, a dehooking device is a great tool to release these fish without even touching them. Windy conditions again at times this week made tarpon fishing a guessing game more than the sightfishing fishery we all enjoy. During calmer periods rolling and free jumping tarpon are both gulfside and all through the sound. Fosters point was one of the hot spots this week with cut bait fisherman doing really well. Red tide has continued to lurk around Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach and, although we have not had any fish kills in San Carlos Bay or Pine Island Sound, its made it more difficult than usual to catch the large threadfin herring we use for tarpon fishing. Most past years, threadfins can be caught by making a couple of throws of a cast net on the causeway or on Gulfside channel markers. Threadfins are a fragile species and it appears they are one of the first species to vacate the area when there is any red tide at all present. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol. com. 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 M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERHEA D S FACTORY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g Sanibel & 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 Pa in t Pr i es C C i i Call on Paint Prices D ave Doane1 Send Us Your Fish TalesWe 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 a photograph with identification. Email to or call 395-1213. Big trout like this one are being caught in all of the local passes photo provided ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201816 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than FishDiscard shing line responsibly/in designated receptacles


CROW Case Of The Week: Burrowing Owl by Bob PetcherThe burrowing owl ( Athene cunicularia ) is not your typical owl. One of Floridas smallest owls, this species stands only at an average height of nine inches tall. This small owl with long legs and brown body with speckles of white also spends most of its time on the ground instead of high on a tree branch looking for prey. Also unlike most other owls, the burrowing owl does not have ear tufts or is particularly nocturnal. Burrowing owls are mostly active during the day and live in open habitats and hunt close to the ground. They prey on various insects and animals like grasshoppers, beetles, roaches, crickets, lizards, frogs, snakes, birds and rodents. Named for their ability to burrow underground to build their own homes, burrowing owls also been known to live in burrows dug by other animals. Interestingly, juvenile owls owlets are able to scare away predators by hiding in their burrows and imitating the sounds of a rattlesnake. Burrowing owls, like most other owls, rely on keen eyesight to locate their prey even in dark conditions. An uncanny ability to have directional hearing also helps locate hidden prey. At CROW, an adult burrowing owl was admitted to the clinic from Cape Coral after it was discovered on a persons screened porch with an apparent injury. During its intake exam, veterinarians noted the patient to have mild, wispy hemorrhage from the posterior chamber of one of its eyes, a closed right humerus fracture that was very close to the shoulder joint, while its feet were covered in dried/caked dirt. The owl suffered some unknown trauma, likely a hit by a car, said Dr. Robin Bast, CROW veterinary intern. Another term for an open fracture (where) bone is exposed through skin is compound fracture. In this birds case, it was a closed fracture (where) bone (is) not exposed through skin. Due to the proximity of the fracture to its shoulder joint, the patient was deemed not to be a candidate for surgical repair. Instead, it was placed in a body wrap to immobilize the wing. The owl was provided with pain medications and its feet were cleaned. The wing will be stabilized in a wrap for at least three weeks, with physical therapy every three days, while it heals, said Dr. Bast shortly after the patients intake. The eye injury was not believed to be serious. The hemorrhage in the back of the eye was mild and resolved within a few days. Since the eye is such a large part of a birds skull, when they get head trauma they often have secondary eye damage as well. In the case of an owl that also hunts by hearing, it can usually still survive if it only has sight in one eye. This bird was on anti-inflammatory medication for the eye, said Dr. Bast. The owl remained in an intensive care unit cage on strict rest while it received treatment and care. Unfortunately, it did not recover from its injuries. Sadly, the owl was found unresponsive in its cage Monday morning, said Dr. Bast. CPR was performed a tube was placed in its airway so we could breathe for it, and resuscitation drugs were given but was unsuccessful. The bird passed away due to complications from its initial trauma. 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 Patient #18-1323 succumbed to the trauma of its injuries on Monday photo by Brian Bohlman SUN 17 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years r fntbb frr Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES r r


Shell Of The WeekComb Bittersweetby Jos H. Leal, PhD, Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Science Director and CuratorThe Comb Bittersweet, Tucetona pectinata (Gmelin, 1791) is the most common out of three locally found species of the bittersweet family, the Glycymerididae. Its shell may reach 30 mm (about 1.2 inches) and is circular, with a sculpture of 20 to 35 relatively wide ribs that are flat in cross-section. The shell hinge has about 20 to 24 small teeth. The color is variable, usually white to grayish-white with irregular brown streaks of variable hues. Bittersweet clams have numerous, simple eyes that resemble those in insects. The eyes can be seen as tiny dark dots along the mantle edges of the clam in the photo on right, taken by Amy Tripp on Kice Island, Collier County, Florida. Learn more about local mollusks and their shells at and https:// Shell Museum Events See truly giant shells. Watch a live Tank Talk. Take a daily beach walk. Check out our family programs. We are the only natural history museum in North America devoted entirely to shells. Drop by and let us inform and inspire you! Visit or call 395-2233. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit The Comb Bittersweet, Tucetona pectinata. photo by Jos H. Leal Live clam from Kice Island (Collier County) showing eyes photo by Amy Tripp ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201818 Cocktails Outdoor Dining Gi Shop The New Island Favorite! Recreational Red Snapper SeasonThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Gov. Rick Scott announced a 40-day recreational red snapper season for both gulf state and federal waters. A 24-day season was originally proposed. Florida will be setting the season in 2018 and 2019 in both state and federal waters through a fishery-management pilot program (also referred to as an Exempted Fishing Permit). The 2018 proposed season would open June 11 and close July 21. This will include those fishing for red snapper from private recreational vessels. For-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit are also included but are limited to targeting reef fish in gulf state waters only. The Exempted Fishing Permit will not apply to commercial fishermen or for-hire operations with a valid federal reef fish permit.


19 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 Welcome to Jerrys of SanibelHello Shoppers of Sanibel, When you shop Jerrys of Sanibel youll experience much more than just quality grocery shopping and dining at Jerrys Restaurant. There are just enough shops at Jerrys to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day. Before shopping at Jerrys Foods, you can enjoy the wonderful courtyard to relax with family and friends; its a little piece of paradise teeming with colorful exotic birds! Stop by and say hello! Regards, Jerrys of Sanibel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 rfn r fn ntntbb r frrfnfrtbrtn r rtbrtn nb tn nn nrff rt tbnr nn ntn fn nb 2018-05-03_SAN_Print.indd 1 4/30/18 9:49 AM Check out our new look!


ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201820 Second Graders Take Field Trip To Wildlife Education Boardwalk Last Friday morning, second graders from The Sanibel School took an hour-long field trip to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. There, Ding Darling Wildlife Society education intern Christina Scroggin and refuge ranger Monica Scroggin shared their knowledge of several local bird species. photos by Jeff Lysiak Monica Scroggin displaying two eagle skulls Christina Scroggin holding a white ibis beak From left, teacher Laurie Sanders with students Sophia Paulus, Abby McCallion, Kai Shortz and Cash Martinson The group took time to stroll along the boardwalk, pointing out several bird species spotted nearby From left, Joshua Schwartz, Connor Storey, Yuan Bonhayag and Aiden Jarvis From left, Eden Fautz, Korynn Livermon, Karmindy Schafer and Abby Wheeler talking about white pelicans From left, students Ana Kolebova, Olivia Byrne and Lily Wolf with ranger Monica Scroggin


21 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 SUNDAY, MAY 13 10AM, 12PM, 2PMADULTS $55 CHILDREN 412 $19 CHILDREN 3 & UNDER FREEPlus tax and gratuityBUFFET HIGHLIGHTS: Seafood and Shell Fish Display House-Rolled Sushi Carved Apricot, Prune and Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Loin Carved Pepper and Herb Rubbed Prime Rib Amish Country Natural Chicken Breast with Caramelized Spring Onion and Wild Mushroom Tomato and Olive Crusted Salmon International and Domestic Cheeses and Fruits Assorted Salads and Antipasto Give Mom the Brunch She Deserves: Live Entertainment Bouquets for the Ladies An Elaborate BuffetMOTHERSDAY ATSUNDIALTo view the full menu, visit For reservations, call 239.989.1160 MIDDLEGULFDRIVESANIBELISLAND Preening pelican on the Sanibel Fishing Pier photo by Judie ZimomraApril Photo Contest Winner Amberjack Season Opens In Gulf WatersAs of May 1, the greater amberjack recreational season in gulf state waters has reopened to harvest. It will remain open through May 31. The season will reopen again August 1 through October 31. Greater amberjack is overfished and undergoing overfishing, and the season has closed increasingly early in recent years due to federal quotas being met or exceeded. This new season structure adopted at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in December will optimize recreational fishing opportunities in both the spring and fall while minimizing harvest during the spawning season, helping to rebuild the stock. For more information on greater amberjack including size and bag limits and other regulations, visit www.myfwc. com/fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing, Recreational Regulations and Amberjack. Grouper, Hogfish Open To Harvest The following species reopened to recreational harvest effective May 1 in Florida state and federal waters of the Atlantic: hogfish; gag, black, red, yel lowmouth and yellowfin grouper; scamp; r ed hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby. Hogfish will remain open through October 31 on the east coast of Florida as well as south and east of Cape Sable on the gulf coast. The other species will remain open through December 31 on the east coast of Florida and all state waters off Monroe County. For more information about hogfish and grouper bag and size limits, gear restrictions and fishing seasons, including a map of the Atlantic and gulf grouper fishing boundaries, visit fishing; select Saltwater Fishing then Recreational Regulations. The winner of the RS Walsh Landscaping April photo contest is Judie Zimomra. The theme of the April contest was Bird Watching. Submitted photos were posted on the RS Walsh In The Garden Facebook page and at the companys Sanibel garden center. Visitors to the Facebook page and the garden center were able to vote on their favorites. Zimomras photo of a preening pelican on the Sanibel Fishing Pier received the most votes. She will receive a $50 gift certificate to In The Garden. Honorable mentions go to Larry Corio, David Curry, Laurie Hafener and Barbara Kaiser. The photo contest will resume in the fall. For more information, call 3955859 or visit


CROW Calendar Of EventsThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) has specialty programs available for residents and visitors. Meet the staff and learn what it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife in Southwest Florida. Daily presen tations are offered at 11 a.m. Wildlife Walk hospital tours ar e offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. For reservations, contact David Waszmer, Visitor Education Center and gift shop manager at 472-3644 or Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $25 per person, advance registration required Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (hospital tour). Wildlife Walks are approximately 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Photography opportunity following the tour with an animal ambassador. Friday, May 4, 11 a.m., adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Why Animals Come to CROW (daily presentation). Whether animals are sick, injured or orphaned, CROW aims to lead in their recovery. From fishing line entanglement to abducted babies, this presentation will address the most likely reasons patients are admitted to the hospital. Monday, May 7, 11 a.m., adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge CROW Case of the Week (daily presentation). CROWs teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and vet erinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conserva tion medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and shar e their favorite patient stories. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Tuesday, May 8, 11 a.m., adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida (daily presentation). Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only six of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this animal, most species are harmless to humans and form vital links in the ecosystem. Snakes are extremely valuable because they are efficient at monitoring pest populations without relying on chemical pesticides which can degrade the environment and harm other animal species. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Wednesday, May 9, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $25 per person, advance registration required Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (hospital tour). Wildlife Walks are approximately 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Photography opportunity following the tour with an animal ambassador. Wednesday, May 9, 11 a.m., adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises (daily presentation). The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow. These tortoises are found digging from southern Georgia to southeast Florida. Because of its contribu tions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a keystone species. CROWs pr esenter explains why they are admitted and how the medical staff treats this species. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Thursday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $25 per person, advance registration required Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (hospital tour). Wildlife Walks are approximately 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Photography opportunity following the tour with an animal ambassador. Thursday, May 10, 11 a.m., adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums (daily presentation). Virginia opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Floridas wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201822 No Child Left On Shore Reaches New Horizonssubmitted by Richard FinkelThe No Child Left On Shore (NCLOS) environmental education outreach project is a collaborative initiative of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and Captiva Cruises. The NCLOS endeavor strives to provide experiential education opportunities for the youth of Southwest Florida who might not have this firsthand exposure to our coastal environment in another way. New Horizons of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering at-risk youth through tutoring, mentoring and faith-building. New Horizons currently reaches 500 children and teens throughout Southwest Florida, providing over 100,000 hours of after school tutoring and mentoring annually at no cost to their families. Children involved in the New Horizons program came to Captiva for a cruise and fun-filled learning experience on the shores of Cayo Costa State Park. Aboard Captiva Cruises vessel The Playtime, dolphins were seen to the delight of the youngsters, which for many of them was their first time on a boat. Enroute to Cayo Costa, children marveled at the openness of Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. Along the barrier island shoreline, shells and sand dollars were found. Mole crabs and coquina clams were observed in the surf zone and, of course, the joys of feeling the splash of a wave while playing in the shallow waters were savored. In the words of one of the New Horizons instructors, This experience will have a lasting impact on these kids. For more information about the No Child Left On Shore environmental education outreach project, including sponsorship opportunities, contact SCCF at 472-2329 or, or Captiva Cruises at 472-5300 or www. The New Horizons group visited Cayo Costa State Park last week with Richard Finkel of Captiva Cruises, center photos provided This boy found a sand dollar and shells These girls found lots of shells A happy student with her sand dollar


23 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 Rare Turtle Found At Blind PassSanibel resident Steele Floyd found a rare diamondback terrapin during a family fishing trip near Blind Pass on the evening of April 23. It was being tossed in the breaking waves while attempting to swim straight out into the open gulf waters. For years, the Floyd family has fished many dark nights and never came across this particular type of turtle, said Trish Floyd. Although 6-year-old Steele very much wanted to keep the turtle as a pet, he agreed to take the turtle to SCCF and turn it over to herpetologist Chris Lechowicz, who has been leading SCCFs Diamondback Terrapin Project. According to Steele, Lechowicz was kind enough to explain many interesting facts about this turtle and shared that he had yet to track one in the Blind Pass area. The coloring of this turtle was also exceptionally rare, he noted. For more information, visit www. Steele Floyd and Chris Lechowicz with the diamondback terrapin photo provided Chris Beckner of Kirkwood, Missouri found a junonia and an alphabet cone on April 28 while on a late afternoon walk between Nerita Beach and Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Beckner and her husband have owned rental property on Sanibel for 15 years, and plan to retire to their Sanibel home in 2019. We love Sanibel, Beckner said, and Im a passionate sheller. So finding my first junonia is my biggest thrill since weve been coming down! Shells Found Chris Beckner photo provided


ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201824 Serving Breakfast til 3:00 everyday!Breakfast & Lunch 7am 3pm Carry Out Kids Menu Beer & WineDine 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 FICTION : Pet food is less expensive across the causeway. FACT: Island Paws consistently beats big box store prices on premium pet foods Come check out some of the great brands we carry. If we dont have it, we can order it! Youll never have to leave the island for pet food again!!! Shop Local 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-395-1464 The Season To Know When Not To Goby Ocean Tribe PaddlersAs paddlers, the top prior ity for all of us should be safety. There are many ways we can get in trouble when en gaging with the ocean, and weather is one of the chief drivers of that peril. It pr obably seems like winter is the time we are most vulnerable to adverse weather, but in many ways, the summer is more dangerous. In the winter, we experience large episodic fronts that bring high winds, some rain, and cooler temperatures. When the temperature drops, we certainly have to be keenly aware of, and plan to avoid, the effects of hypothermia and other cold-related ailments. It seems odd that in Southwest Florida, we need to think about hypothermia, but often we do. These winter storms are typically big, well-predicted and long-lived. Summer brings massive, quick-building and potentially deadly squalls that are very unpredictable. We believe the best advice is that if you think it looks like you probably shouldnt go, dont. Thunderstorms often build in size and strength very rapidly and very locally, and can produce strong winds, high seas and a lot of lightning. When paddling on San Carlos Bay, it is easy to have a false sense of security. It seems so protected, but dont be lulled into that falsity. San Carlos Bay is not a good place to be in a big thunderstorm we promise. Fortunately, most summer storms build in the afternoon and less frequently in the morning. Paddle in the morning if you can in the summer it is light early and still cool outside. Check your local radar for the movement and location of storms. And always err on the side of caution. If you think you can squeeze in a quick paddle before the storm hits, think twice. The ocean will still be there, after the storm, beckoning you. Ocean Tribe Paddlers is a club that helps the Southwest Florida paddling community better explore, enjoy and understand the ocean. Visit www. or follow on Facebook to learn more. Daily Programs At Shell MuseumThe Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road, offers daily Tank Talks at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Daily Shell Crafts are from noon to 3 p.m. (Shell Jewelry from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays). Included with museum admission, no reservations required. Schedule subject to change. The museum also offers daily Beach Walks led by shell experts. For reservations and pricing, visit www. or call 395-2233. Jack Likens found a junonia in chest-deep water about half a mile east of the Sanibel-Captiva cut on April 19. After a tour and presentation at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, he shifted shell hunting tactics from shore and knee-deep water to something deeper, and started using a mask and snorkel. He spotted the junonia while looking for Florida horse conchs. Likens and his wife, Rosemarie, have been coming to Sanibel for about seven years. Shell Found Jack Likens photo provided Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black7 Days 5-10 pm 751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested 239-395-4022 FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro styleVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARDTASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER AJ BLACKCelebrating Our 10 Year AnniversaryExtensive New Wine List Tasting Menu SUNSET DINING 4:30-6:30 P.M. 3-Course Tasting Starting at $19.95 Jacqueline Dewire, visiting from New Jersey, found a junonia while staying at Island Beach Club on April 29. Weve been coming here for approximately 10 years and are shelling addicts, said Dewire. A seagull pooped on my husbands head just an hour before I found it... and I ended up with the luck! Shell Found Jacquelyn Dewire photo provided


25 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 Visitors Celebrate Earth Day At Tarpon BayEarth Day is a time to put our planet on a pedestal to raise awareness and appreciation, inspire and educate the citizens of the world of earths natural environment. The Saturday leading up to every Earth Day, Tarpon Bay Explorers provides free bike rentals as a way to encourage visitors to explore the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. On April 21, over 40 people came to Tarpon Bay Explorers to take advantage of the offering and spent time exploring the refuge and all the wildlife it has to offer. We love collaborating with the refuge on days like Earth Day. Being the concession to Ding Darling comes with a great responsibility to educate and encourage people to explore natural areas in order to kindle appreciation that we hope will resonate for generations to come, said Tarpon Bay Assistant Manager Adam Sauerland. Those who came to take bikes out saw wildlife ranging from wading birds to alligators and gopher tortoises. Sanibel and the refuge are very bike friendly. What better way to spend a Saturday with your family than enjoying a leisure (and free) bike ride through one of the most gorgeous natural areas Florida has to offer, added Sauerland. Tarpon Bay Explorers is the concession to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Tarpon Bay Explorers offers all of the low-impact, recreational activities ranging from biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, nature cruises including the touch tanks, tram tours and fishing. Fifteen percent of all sales goes back to support the conservation and national wildlife refuges across the country. To find out more about Tarpon Bay Explorers and activities they offer within the refuge, visit or call 472-8900. Bikers get ready to depart Tarpon Bay Explorers for Wildlife Drive photos provided Bikers who took advantage of free bike rentals this past Saturday saw ample wildlife including birds, fish and an alligator or two


ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201826 Island RestaurantEnjoy Indoor & Outdoor Dining in a Casual and Friendly Atmosphere.Lunch & Dinner11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Happy Hour Daily4 to 6 p.m.239-472-02232055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Located in the Forever Green Shopping Center www.CipsPlace.comW G A R D L P F F T Or Af Jean Le Boeuf, News-Press food rfnf nrtbf frf nf frr nfnfr r The Community HouseLongevity Spinachby Resident Chef Jarred HarrisImagine a house plant that needs very little care, will grow in shady conditions and can be used in a salad or omelet. Longevity spinach is that plant. I was lucky enough to be given one of these plants by a close friend. She didnt know too much about the plant except for its name and it was good for you. I did a little bit of research and found out that everyone should have longevity spinach growing in their house or in their yard. Longevity spinach, also known as gynura procumbens, has become extremely popular in the United States and all over the world because of its health benefits. The plant was originally found on the African continent, China and parts of Southeast Asia, and proven to have significant medicinal value. Research has shown that longevity spinach significantly lowers blood sugar levels and has been used in African regions to treat diabetes. Research has also shown that this wonderful plant can help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body, lower blood pressure, treat hypertension and slow the growth rate of some types of cancers. Longevity spinach has also become famous because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Doctors have used it to treat rheumatism for many years. The leaves can also be used to treat bruises and wounds. If you would like to buy longevity spinach, our friends at ECHO Global Farm in North Fort Myers sell it. If you can find some cuttings of this amazing plant, here is a simple recipe to try. If you are unable to find longevity spinach, baby spinach is a good substitute. Longevity Spinach and Tofu Salad Yield: 2 portions Ingredients cup longevity spinach leaves (trimmed and thinly sliced) 8 ozs. tofu with a firm texture (cut into small cubes) red onion (thinly sliced) 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter 2 tbsp. soy sauce 1 tbsp. red miso paste cup water Method In a mixing bowl, add the first three ingredients and mix together. In a separate mixing bowl, add the rest of the ingredients. Whisk until well blended. Pour the dressing over the spinach and tofu salad and toss. Resident Chef Jarred Harris heads the Culinary Education Center at The Community House on Sanibel. For volunteer opportunities or questions, contact him at kitchen@ or call 472-2155. American Legion Post 123American Legion Post 123 is having a Cinco de Mayo Mexican Fiesta on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6 from noon to 8 p.m. The general meeting and elections will be held on Wednesday, May 9. The 10th annual Redneck Olimpics is scheduled for Sunday, May 27. Stay tuned for details. On Tuesdays, tacos are served all day. Country fried steak is served all day on Wednesday. On Fridays, a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich is on the menu. There are daily specials as well as half-pound burgers. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have a flag that needs to be retired, drop it off at Post 123, located at Mile Marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. It is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, call 472-9979. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to or 395-2299. Il Cielo has live entertainment with Scott McDonald on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey. Peter Redpath plays on Saturday. On Sunday, its Dan Confrey. Sea Breeze Caf at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa has live island style entertainment on Mondays. Traders Gulf Coast Grill & Gifts has live entertainment on Tuesday and Thursday with the Danny Morgan Band. Chris Workman plays on Wednesday. Traditions on the Beach at Island Inn has live entertainment on Friday with Dusk Duo. Woody Brubaker and Marvilla Marzan perform on Saturday and Wednesday. Woody Brubaker plays on Sunday. On Thursday, its Barbara Dexter.


27 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018Sea Turtles: 2018 Nesting Season Guidelines Issuedsubmitted by the City of SanibelSea turtle nesting season has officially started and the City of Sanibel, in partnership with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), is asking all residents and visitors to do their part in protecting these threatened and endangered species. On Sanibel, nesting and hatchling emergence typically occur between May 1 and October 31, although monitoring began on April 15 as per Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission guidelines. The nesting ritual of the loggerhead sea turtle is one of the most remarkable natural phenomena occurring on Sanibels gulf beaches. This natural process has happened on Sanibel for centuries and the 11 miles of gulf shoreline have more nesting activity than any other beach in Lee County. Sought by predators and susceptible to dehydration, sea turtle hatchlings have only a one in one thousand chance of survival. Human activities can further reduce that chance. By following these simple guidelines, you can do your part to ensure the survival of these magnificent creatures: Turn off or shield lights near the beaches. Artificial beach lighting can inhibit female sea turtles from nesting and disorient hatchlings. Most beachfront lighting issues can be addressed by turning off all unnecessary lights, repositioning or modifying light fixtures, or closing blinds and drapes. Remove furniture and other items from the beach and dune area when not in use, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Items left on the beach including beach furniture, toys and trash may provide barriers to nesting or result in entanglement and predation of hatchlings. Level all sandcastles and fill any holes dug during play. These are fine during the day but may pose additional hazards at night. Please leave the beach as you found it, so that sea turtles and hatchlings are not hindered on their way to nest or to the water. Pick up all trash. Sea turtles mistakenly eat debris, especially plastic, which results in death. Honor the leash law. All dogs on the beach must be on a leash and not allowed to disturb nesting turtles or hatchlings. As a reminder, the citys beachfront lighting standards are applicable and enforced year-round. Gulf-front property owners should make sure that their properties are in compliance with the citys sea turtle protection ordinances and ensure that artificial lighting from the property does not illuminate the beach (Sanibel Code Section 74-181 74-183, Section 126-996126-1002.) An easy way to test if your property is in compliance is to stand on the beach on a moonless night and look seaward. If you can see your shadow cast towards the water, there is too much light behind you. This light could potentially deter female turtles from nesting or disorient hatchlings as they emerge from the nest. After 9, its turtle time! window clings, light switch stickers, elevator decals and pins are still available. If you would like these educational materials for your home or business, contact the Natural Resources Department at 472-3700 or email Joel Caouette at joel. In 2017, a record number of nests were laid on Sanibel for the fourth year in a row. Of the 650 nests laid, over 501 hatched, and it is estimated that over 43,000 sea turtle hatchlings successfully made their way into the ocean. We look forward to another successful sea turtle nesting season and hope to uphold Sanibels reputation as having one of the darkest and most turtle friendly beaches in the state. We ask for your continued compliance with citys sea turtle protection ordinances and remind all residents and visitors that violations of these ordinances may be subject to city, state, and/or federal fines and penalties. Violations should be reported immediately to the Sanibel Police Department at 472-3111, Sanibel Code Enforcement at 472-4136 or Natural Resources at 472-3700. For more information regarding sea turtles on Sanibel, visit the citys website at Natural-Resources/Protecting-OurBeaches/Sea-Turtles. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Shell of a Problem by Jennifer Schiff 2. L illian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney 3. C aribbean Rim by Randy Wayne White 4. D ame of the Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 5. T wisted Prey by John Sandford 6. E ducated by Tara Westover 7. G ift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 8. L ast Days of Night by Graham Moore 9. L ittle Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 10. S tory of Sanibel Island by Marya RepkoCourtesy of MacIntosh Books and Paper. image provided 239-472-9283 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Located in Palm Ridge Place BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNERHappy Hour 4pm-6pm Draft Beer House WineGreat Casual DiningMonday-Saturday 8am-9pm Sunday 8am-3pmNew Restaurant on Sanibel


ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201828 SUN Book ReviewWhy Cant Grammy Remember Me?by Di SaggauI have reviewed several books by Dan Perkins, most of them thrillers dealing with terrorism. He told me he was writing a childrens book about dementia for youngsters. That book is Why Cant Grammy Remember Me?, and it is aimed at helping family members understand what is happening. This unique book is written specifically for children ages 9 to 12. However, its actually for all ages to help learn about memory loss. It suggests ways for children to help a family member with dementia. The main characters are two young girls, Hudson and Charlotte. They are good at finding lost items so they decide to open a detective business. Their fathers build them a tree house which they call H and C Lost and Found. Their first customer is James, who asks them to find his Grammys memory and bring it back to her. The girls are challenged by this and go to their fathers for advice. They start out by explaining how our brains work and how sometimes as we get older certain portions close down. Their fathers suggest they work on ways for James to create more memories of his Grammy so she will always be special to him. They help him build a lasting memory of her through photos and conversations with other family members. The book includes several suggestions on how to deal with dementia. Dr. Bill E. Beckwith, who has studied dementia, says, It should not only help children to understand dementia, but also actively integrate family history and create valuable stimulation for those who are seriously forgetful. It may be helpful for adults who want a way to interact positively with their own parents. Perkins asked three people to read the book and includes their thoughts in the book. Two are doctors and one is a 9-year-old girl. Their reviews give strong reasons for including the book in your library. I hope this review does the same. Perkins is donating 10 percent of his royalties to the Alzheimer Foundation. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley,My almost 3-year-old son will be transitioning from daycare to preschool for the 2018-19 school year. There are going to be a lot of changes for him. What can I do to help prepare him for this change? Lucia B, Fort Myers Lucia, Entering preschool is a big step for any child. Parents and teachers can help children adjust by anticipating their needs and preparing them for their new school environment. Ideally transition efforts, such as visiting the preschool, should start several months prior to the childs third birthday and/or the beginning of school. The goal is to familiarize the child with the teacher, classroom and school; provide the teacher opportunities to get to know the child and plan more effectively before he/she becomes a member of the class; and provide parents with opportunities to become acquainted with the new teacher, class and school policies and procedures, and future classmates, and their parents. Listed below are the National Association of School Psychologists specific suggestions for successful transition planning for children entering preschool. Set up an initial meeting with the teacher. Although this can take place at school, home visits give the child the chance to meet the new teacher in their own environment, which can reduce anxiety later and strengthen the sense of home-school connection, and allow the teacher the opportunity to get a firsthand sense of the childs home environment. Plan a few visits to the new school that include spending time with the teacher, exploring the classroom and playing on the playground. Decide ahead on an individual basis whether visits occur when other children are present. Parents should share any concerns or special considerations regarding their child, such as certain fears, level of toilet training, food allergies, etc. Use pictures and/or stories to familiarize the child with their new classmates and teacher. Be sure the child is in good physical and mental health. Schedule doctor and dental checkups early. Discuss with the pediatrician any concerns you have over your childs emotional or psychological development. The doctor can help determine if concerns are normal, age appropriate issues or require further assessment. Children benefit if potential issues are identified and addressed early. If the child has been in a different program already, encourage communication between receiving and sending teachers, particularly if the child has special needs or particular issues coping in the classroom. Allow the child to bring a favorite toy or belonging to school in order to increase his or her comfort level during the first few weeks of school. Dont over-react if the first few days are a little rough. Young children may experience separation anxiety or shyness initially but teachers should be trained to help them adjust. If a child cries at drop off, parents should remain calm and positive. They should not linger but rather reassure the child that he will be okay and that they will be back soon. During the first few weeks of school, teachers and parents should share information about how they think the child is adjusting to school. Ideally, parents should plan to spend extra quiet one-on-one time with their child during the first weeks. Keep the family schedule as simple as possible to allow for the new preschoolers adjustment needs. Arrange play dates with a new friend (or friends) from school. Strengthening social bonds with classmates helps build childrens sense of familiarity and comfort level in school. If possible, parents should try to volunteer in the classroom at least periodically throughout the year. Doing so helps even children feel that their school and family life are linked. Being in the classroom is also a good way to develop a relationship with the childs teacher and classmates, and to get firsthand exposure to their classroom environment and routine. Most preschool teachers welcome even occasional parent help. Children who have been identified with a disability prior to age 2 should be receiving services. These services are normally provided in the home or a combination of home-center based programs, usually through an Infant-Family Serviced Plan (IFSP). A primary focus of the IFSP is on the child and family, including family objectives as well as child goals. Transitioning to a public preschool program that is governed by IDEA guidelines for eligibility and an Individual Education Plan (IEP) may require some adjustment. Parents will need to familiarize themselves with the law, the rights of their child and the schools specific procedures. Starting this process prior to the start of school and with the goal of ongoing home-school collaboration is important. Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern State College, where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also a 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. Locally owned restaurant located on Sanibel Island, with over 9 years of experience. 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29 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 AIRPORT & LOCAL 239-472-4888 More Than a Ride! Call Madeline for Reservations Early Bird Rates Offered For Summer Camp Sanibel Recreation Departments Summer Day Camp is a traditional eight-week day camp which will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, July 27. Camp will not be held on Wednesday, July 4. The program is offered to children entering kindergarten through eighth grade and runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. This summer, as a pilot program, summer camp will be open to children entering kindergarten. Refer to the registration packet for specific kindergarten registration requirements. Campers will participate in activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, athletics and a variety of games. As part of the registration fee, breakfast and lunch will be provided daily. Campers should bring water, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen daily. Stop by the Sanibel Recreation Center, located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, to register. Financial assistance is also available to qualifying families. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit Camp WeeksEarly Bird RateAfter Early Bird Rate Week 1 June 4 to 8 Member: $132 Non-member $171 (registration by May 28) Member: $157 Non-member: $206 (registration on or after May 29) Week 2 June 11 to 15 Member: $132 Non-member $171 (registration by June 4) Member: $157 Non-member: $206 (registration on or after June 5) Week 3 June 18 to 22 Member: $132 Non-member $171 (registration by June 11) Member: $157 Non-member: $206 (registration on or after June 12) Week 4 June 25 to 29 Member: $132 Non-member $171 (registration by June 18) Member: $157 Non-member: $206 (registration on or after June 19) Week 5 July 2 to 6 Member: $132 Non-member $171 (registration by June 25) Member: $157 Non-member: $206 (registration on or after June 26) Week 6 July 9 to 13 Member: $132 Non-member $171 (registration by July 2) Member: $157 Non-member: $206 (registration on or after July 3) Week 7 July 16 to 20 Member: $132 Non-member $171 (registration by July 9) Member: $157 Non-member: $206 (registration on or after July 10) Week 8 July 23 to 27 Member: $132 Non-member $171 (registration by July 16) Member: $157 Non-member: $206 (registration on or after July 17) 1244 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 | (239) 472-5555ILCIELOSANIBEL.COM A Dynamic Culinary ExperienceIN A CASUAL,ELEGANT SETTING Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Sanibel dining experience featuring Art Deco inspired indoor dining, live piano music nightly and unparalleled service by an approachable team. All meals are prepared daily with sustainable, fresh from Florida fish, produce, grass-finished beef, lamb and free-range chicken. Il Cielo provides the most creative and comprehensive Farm to Fork experience on Sanibel Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, 7pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning December 11th, 11am to 2pm (Excluding Holidays) Contemporary American Cuisine Award Winning DiningVoted Best Fine Dining Four Years in a Row! Voted Best Seafood and Taste of the Taste 1244 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 | (239) 472-5555ILCIELOSANIBEL.COM A Dynamic Culinary ExperienceIN A CASUAL,ELEGANT SETTINGEnjoy a one-of-a-kind Sanibel dining experience featuring Art Deco inspired indoor dining, live piano music nightly and unparalleled service by an approachable team. All meals are prepared daily with sustainable, fresh from Florida fish, produce, grass-finished beef, lamb and free-range chicken. Il Cielo provides the most creative and comprehensive Farm to Fork experience on Sanibel Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, 7pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning December 11th, 11am to 2pm (Excluding Holidays) Contemporary American Cuisine Award Winning DiningVoted Best Fine Dining Four Years in a Row! Voted Best Seafood and Taste of the Taste 1244 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 | (239) 472-5555ILCIELOSANIBEL.COM A Dynamic Culinary ExperienceIN A CASUAL,ELEGANT SETTINGEnjoy a one-of-a-kind Sanibel dining experience featuring Art Deco inspired indoor dining, live piano music nightly and unparalleled service by an approachable team. All meals are prepared daily with sustainable, fresh from Florida fish, produce, grass-finished beef, lamb and free-range chicken. Il Cielo provides the most creative and comprehensive Farm to Fork experience on Sanibel Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, 7pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning December 11th, 11am to 2pm (Excluding Holidays) Contemporary American Cuisine Award Winning DiningVoted Best Fine Dining Four Years in a Row! Voted Best Seafood and Taste of the Taste 1244 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 | (239) 472-5555ILCIELOSANIBEL.COM A Dynamic Culinary ExperienceIN A CASUAL,ELEGANT SETTING Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Sanibel dining experience featuring Art Deco inspired indoor dining, live piano music nightly and unparalleled service by an approachable team. All meals are prepared daily with sustainable, fresh from Florida fish, produce, grass-finished beef, lamb and free-range chicken. Il Cielo provides the most creative and comprehensive Farm to Fork experience on Sanibel Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, 7pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning December 11th, 11am to 2pm (Excluding Holidays) Contemporary American Cuisine Award Winning DiningVoted Best Fine Dining Four Years in a Row! Voted Best Seafood and Taste of the Taste Children Practice Reading Skills Four-year-old Blake Walsh practiced reading to his preschool class and to Sanibel Public Library Youth Librarian Deanna Evans last week. Summit Christian Preschool at Sanibel Community Church, located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, welcomes Evans each week as she explores books and early literacy activities with the children as part of their preschool day. Summit Christian Preschool is now accepting applications for fall enrollment. To enroll or schedule a tour of the school, call Andy at 482-7007. Blake Walsh reading to youth librarian Deanna Evans and fellow preschoolers photo provided


ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201830 Happy Hour at Sw eet Melissa s Cafe!DISCOUNTED BEER, WINE, COCKTAILS + FOOD1625 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL 239.472.1956 sweetmelissascaf End your day with a k.o.!MONDA Y THRU FRIDAY, FROM 4 PM. LUNCH SERVED M-F 11:30 AM 2:30 PM Bailey's Shopping Center (next to Island Cinema) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m. THEWine Spirits Liqueurs Cigars Gift Items 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 Great Selection of Cigars & Accessories Walk-in Humidor This Weeks Specials Bacardi Rum Light or DarkKendall JacksonChardonnay 1.75 Ltr. 750 ml.$25.99$13.99Where the Locals Shop! Sanibel Public Library ProgramsAs Sanibel Public Librarys Your Library Reimagined remodel proj ect continues, the facility is open for nor mal operating hours. Popular services like computers, printers, high speed Wi-Fi, newspapers and reference services are available. The other half of the library is being renovated, expected to reopen in early Fall 2018. Childrens weekly programs pause after May 3. The full schedule is on the librarys online calendar. The librarys annual Summer Reading Kick-Off Party will be held Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Youth, from babies to age 18, are invited to participate in the reading program, even if they cannot attend the kick-off party. Sanibel Public Library not only offers print copies of newspapers, but also the NewsBank service, available to all card holders. With NewsBank, you can search a single newspaper a select group of sources or the entire collection. Online access to local and world news is available 24/7 in the library as well as remotely. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from thousands of news sources, including Naples Daily News and Miami Herald, or magazines like Newsweek or National Review, said Candace Heise, reference librarian. It includes the elec tronic editions of more than 2,700 verified U.S. news sour ces. If you need help using NewsBank, or other reference services like Morningstar or Consumer Reports, call the library at 472-2483 to set up an appoint ment with staff. Sanibel Public Library car ds are available to all residents of Sanibel and Lee County at no charge. Visitor library cards are available for a $10 annual fee. For more information about the Sanibel Public Library, call 472-2483 or visit online at Access thousands of news sources from home with NewsBank photos provided Watercolor technique craft for children Art League Member ExhibitSanibel Captiva Art League member Anne Kittel is exhibiting her work during the month of May at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. The public is invited to view her paintings Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about the Sanibel Captiva Art League, visit www. Into the Woods by Anne Kittel image provided


31 ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 FAST A AND FRESH T TO GO To advertise call: 395-1213 FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Daily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch Dinner Open Daily 6 a.m. 8:30 p.m.Restaurant & Deli Store Hours 6 a.m. 10 p.m. PIZZA & WINGS CALL A AHEAD 472-2555Across from CVS in Palm Ridge Place~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal BOARS HEAD MEAT! FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y Voted Best Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 1451 Middle Gulf DriveFRESHLY PREPARED SUSHITO-GO!For Dine-In Visit Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 2463 Periwinkle Way The Sanibel Sprout Follow Us On facebook: Vegan Cafe and Juice Bar The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. Filet Mignons Dining Awards: 6 years running 472-8138 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~Vegetable Nachos 2 cups low-fat refried beans 1 cup broccoli, chopped small 1 cup radishes, chopped small 1 cup squash, chopped small 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese cup fresh scallions, chopped small cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped Tortilla chips Spread refried beans at the bottom of a baking dish and sprinkle chopped broccoli, radishes and squash on the oven at 300 degrees F for 7 minutes. Remove baking dish from the oven and add cheese and tortilla chips on top and bake in the oven for 3 minutes more. After removing the baking dish from the oven, sprinkle nachos with scallions and cilantro. Add low-fat sour cream, fresh salsa and guacamole on the side. Serve immediately. Yields 2 to 4 servings. Vegetable Nachos p hoto courtesy Fresh From Florida


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NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands VOL. 25, NO. 44 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 4, 2018 BSECTION Weather and Tides pa ge 14B City Officials Presented Home Rule Hero Award City of Sanibel Vice Mayor Mick Denham and Councilwoman Holly D. Smith have been recognized by the Florida League of Cities (FLC) for their tireless efforts in pursuing the 2018 FLC legislative agenda and helping to protect the Home Rule powers of Floridas cities. In a letter from FLC President Gil Ziffer, City of Tallahassee, he spoke to their out spoken protection of municipal home rule. The league is the united voice of Floridas municipal governments and represents more than 400 Florida cities, towns and villages. Denham received the Home Rule Hero award in 2012. He has served for many years on the FLC Utilities, Natural Resources & Public Works Legislative Policy Committee and served on Sanibel City Council since 2005. Denham cur rently serves as councils liaison to the Metr opolitian Planning Organization (MPO) and also serves as vice chair, the Regional Planning Council (RPC) and the JN Ding Darling Wildlife Society Advocacy Committee. Denham is also a member of the board of directors as well as Secretary of District 11 Southwest Florida League of Cities. Smith was appointed to Sanibel City Council in December 2017 and qualified as the only candidate for the March 2018 special election. She was sworn in on April 3. She was appointed to the FLC Municipal Administration Legislative Policy Committee in March 2018. She serves as council liai son to the Tourist Development Council (TDC), the Sanibel Planning Commission and the Contractor Review Board. She is also the liaison to the Sanibel Bike Club. In January 2018, Denham and Smith traveled to Tallahassee on behalf of city council, meeting with over 20 state legisla tors regarding water quality projects. Denham is a str ong advocate for local and state water quality and has worked with various local entities to achieve significant water quality improvements for Sanibel and the surrounding region. He has also served as the citys liaison to Lee County and local municipalities working in concert to educate the public on water quality issues, particu larly the use of fertilizer. Smith is a dedicated advocate for water quality. She also is a strong advocate of fair and equitable regulations of short-term rentals that do not dilute Home Rule, there fore protecting the quality of life in Sanibel neighborhoods as well as in every city across the state of Florida. Both Denham and Smith attended the Florida League of Cities (FLC) Legislative Conference in December 2017 and partici pated in weekly conference calls throughout the 2018 legislative session, staying curr ent as bills were heard in committees, amend ed, tabled and/or adopted. Staying updated thr oughout the legislative session is critically linked to their effectiveness. Mick Denham photos provided Holly D. SmithUpdate On Blind Pass Inlet Studyby Jeff LysiakLast Friday afternoon, the Lee County Division of Natural Resources held a 45-minute stakeholders meeting at South Seas Island Resort, offering an update on the Blind Pass Inlet Management Study that was launched in 2016. The county and the consulting team from APTIM (formerly known as CB&I) presented modeling results of preliminary alternatives, shared an analysis of three different design features, and the combined alternative comparisons of those models. Later, representatives from the county and APTIM broke into separate groups, fielding comments and questions from those attending the meeting. According to APTIM Senior Coastal Engineer Michelle Pfeiffer, the primary objectives of the study are to develop a plan for keeping Blind Pass open, formulate a more effective dredging/ nourishment schedule, extend the life of beach-related projects and protect the existing infrastructure. The last time a study of the inlet was conducted was back in 1995. Since the last study more than two decades ago, the inlet has been impacted by several major storms including Hurricane Charley as well as the opening and closing of Clam Bayou and Old Blind Pass, a number of nourishment projects, dredging projects and the installation of a jetty. Last spring, APTIM Director of Coastal Restoration Tom Pierro explained during the second stakeholders meeting that beaches adjacent to Blind Pass are erosional. He said that there is a southerly flow of inlet waters along Captiva and across Blind Pass, and a northerly flow from the north end of Sanibel into Blind Pass. APTIM employed a numerical modeling simulation to compare outcomes of proposed inlet management strategies. The program they used continued on page 4B Stakeholders asking questions about the latest combined alternatives Steve Boutelle of the Lee County Division of Natural Resources photos by Jeff Lysiak


ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20182B rfnt fbnfrrn rbrf rbfnff rrfrn frn ntnr rnbtt rf ntbrnfrfntbnrbbb rf ff f ntb nbb rfnt Awards And More At Annual MeetingNew board members were voted in at the Sanibel Community Association (SCA) annual meeting. New board members are: Becky Davison, Roger Grogman, Kathy Samson and Jeff Weigel. New board officers were were also voted in. They are: Richard Johnson, board president; Lew Gould, vice-president; Barbara Maughan, secretary; and Darrin Grotian, treasurer. Also presented at the meeting was the Gordon Schopfer Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented in honor of the dedication and giving spirit of longstanding members of The Community House. It was presented to Bill Schecker. Baking ClassesOn Thursday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 1p.m., professional French baker Andre Gratesol will be teaching the first of a series of four progressive baking classes. If you love the real deal in French pastry, you will want to attend these sessions offered on Thursdays in May.Cost is $50 per session or $175 for the series. The first session will focus on puff pastry and pate a choux. Register early. Simply VegetarianResident Chef Jarred Harris will teach a Simply Vegetarian cooking class on Tuesday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. This hands-on class features vegetarian and vegan recipes that are not only quick, easy and delicious, but dairy and gluten free. Menu will include Vegetable Spaghetti with Sweet Potato Pumpkin and Peanut Stew topped with Coconut Bacon, and Citrus Ginger and Coconut Crme Brulee. Cost is $40 per person and you must register and pay in advance.Healthy AsianChef Jarred Harris will lead a demomonstration for beginners and experienced cooks, titled Healthy Asian, on Tuesday, May 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Learn how to make Shrimp and Vegetable Summer Rolls and Spicy Peanut Sauce, Simple Pho Noodle Soup, and Roasted Bananas and Coconut and Honey Custard. Cost is $25 per person and you must register and pay in advance. The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, visit www. or call 472-2155. The Community House Bill Schecker was presented with the Gordon Shopfer Lifetime Achievement Award Roger Grogman and Kathy Samson Board officers, from left, Richard Johnson, Lew Gould, Barbara Maughan and Darrin Grotrian photos provided Our email address is


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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20184B Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project From page 1BBlind Passcalled Delft3D evaluated data (waves, tides, currents, bathymetry, etc.) and simulated morphology. The input we got from all of you (after last years meeting) was excellent, Pierro told a crowd of approximately 75 local citizens. Your feedback really helps us get where we want to go. Pfeiffer presented an analysis of the designed features, including a truncated template which benefits natural sand bypassing, sand placement which benefits the northern end of Sanibel, connections to Pine Island Sound which increases the inlet channel stability, and Sanibel structure which offers no benefit to channel stability. The three design scenarios presented include: Alternative #1 Featuring the truncated dredge template, a connection between Pine Island Sound and Wulfert Channel, along with beach fill for Sanibel. Alternative #2 Includes all three features from Alternative #1, plus Sunset Bay. Alternative #3 Includes all four features from Alternatives #1 and #2, plus a spur installed at the Blind Pass jetty. According to the findings matrix, similar results would be expected for Captiva in all three scenarios, with the most positive results anticipated for Sanibel (north of R-112) via Alternative #2. Mixed results were projected in all three alternatives for the interior shoreline (northeast of the Blind Pass Bridge). County officials hope that as a result of this study, the existing infrastructure at Blind Pass will be better protected, and that the area will continue to remain in an open condition. The April 27 meeting was attended by James Evans and Joel Caouette of the City of Sanibels Natural Resources Department, Sanibel City Councilman Jason Maughan, Dave Jensen, Mike Mullins and Harry Kaiser of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD), Dr. Eric Milbrandt from the SCCF Marine Laboratory and Paul Tritaik from the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. A draft report on the study results is anticipated before the end of May, with a final report to be presented to local elected officials and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) early this summer for direction on adoption and implementation. For questions regarding the Blind Pass Inlet Management study, contact the Lee County Division of Natural Resources at or 533-8109, or the City of Sanibels Natural Resources Department at or 4723700. The three combined alternative scenarios presented during the meeting Providing Custom Interiors to Sanibel & Captiva for 28 years Complimentary In-Home Consultation695 Tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.6551 Project manager Michelle Pfeiffer presenting the latest findings of the Blind Pass Inlet Management Study photos by Jeff Lysiak WERE ON SOCIAL Local News, Photo Galleries And More NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands


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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20186B Charitable Foundation Awards GrantsThe Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI) has announced the recipients of its 2018 Capacity Grant and Collaboration Grant initiatives. The grant monies, in the amount of $5,000 per organization, and totaling $50,000, were awarded to 10 nonprofit organizations on Sanibel and Captiva. The grants help assure the continuity of these worthy charitable enterprises by assisting them with technological renewal, fundraising and strategic planning. CFIs Capacity Grant Award is a unique undertaking designed to help Sanibel and Captiva nonprofit groups increase their organizational capacity and, thus, their sustainability. The grants enable organizations to hire consultants, implement new technology or improve existing technology, and equip their boards and staff with skills that further the organizations missions. This years recipients include Captiva Community Panel, Childrens Education Center of the Islands, JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Captiva Island Historical Society, Captiva Civic Association, Community Housing and Resources, BIG ARTS, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Sanibel Community Association. The Collaboration Grants, a new CFI initiative, supports the work of island nonprofits to share tools and enhancements, thereby multiplying exponentially the impact of the grant. Two such grants were awarded, the first to the Sanibel/Captiva Interfaith Community Shared Scholars Committee. It is designed to foster greater cooperation among the sister islands various religious organizations and local social service providers. The beneficiary religious institutions include Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, Chapel By The Sea, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Sanibel Community Church and St Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation was awarded a Collaboration Grant as well, which supports a DonorPerfect training program that will enhance its ability to organize and access its donor base for more targeted opportunities, as well as share this training with fellow nonprofits. It will reach as many as 11 individual trainees from a variety of island nonprofit organizations. The Capacity Grants committee, headed by Virginia Stringer, includes Cindy Brown, Brenda Harrity, Chris Heidrick, Mike Kelly, Jim Pouliot, Nathalie Pyle and Chip Roach. We are pleased to help so many island nonprofits in this third year of our Capacity Grant initiative and the initial year of our Collaboration Grants, Stringer said. As familiarity with our purpose grows, organizations can better target their capacity-building needs and better measure their results. We are especially pleased with the far-reaching impact that the two Collaboration Grants will have. Both initiatives strengthen the connection and commitment between the CFI board, the grants committee and these amazing nonprofits that benefit the citizens and the environment of the islands that we love. The Charitable Foundation of the Islands partnership with the 2018 Sanctuary Charity Classic and its many generous sponsors has helped it to provide the funds for these Capacity and Collaboration Grants. The Sanctuary Charity Classic has collaborated with CFI to assist the islands neighbors in need for more than 15 years. Since its inception, the event has raised over $1.5 million, making continued on page 14B Among the board of directors of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands are, back from left, vice chair Chip Roach, chair Al Hanser, Tony Lapi and Paul Roth; middle from left, Melissa Congress, Steve Brown and Steve Greenstein; front, from left, grants chair Ginny Stringer, Brenda Harrity and Mary Ellen Pfeifer. Not pictured: treasurer Tim ONeill, Cindy Brown, Mike Kelly, secretary Ralph Clark, Chris Heidrick, Ken Kouril and Jim Pouliot. photos provided CFI board members, from left, vice chair Chip Roach, chair Al Hanser and secretary Ralph Clark with The Sanctuary Golf Club General Manager Ken Kouril. The Sanctuary Golf Club and CFI work together to support CFIs grant initiatives. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL 239-395-2525 Painting Flooring Furniture Upholpstery Bathroom Remodel Kitchen Remodel Window Treatments www.beachfloordecor.comBring This Coupon In and Receive a Discount ofa Purchase of $1,000 or More10% OFF Maximum discount not to exceed $300.00. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per customer. All previous purchases excluded & cannot be combined with any other offers or current discounts. Offer expires 5-31-18. FA345


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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 20188B Superior InteriorsDesigning For The Sexesby Marcia FeeneyThe issue of designing for the sexes is only partly about gender, and a lot about melding the likes, dis likes and thought p rocesses of two different people. The stereotypical assumption is that women generally want more feminine elements floral patterns, ruffles, lace and pastel colors, while men prefer plaids, stripes and darker colors. Although that stereotype sometimes bears itself out, the reality is that conflicts in decorating more often arise from husbands and wives differing about whether their homes overall style should be casual, traditional or more modern and contemporary. In addition, the process is made significantly more complicated when one party is a right brain thinker and the other is more left-brained. People who are predominantly right-brained thinkers tend to be very creative, are attracted to things that are unique, prefer asymmetry to symmetry and can easily envision how something will look before it exists. Left-brained thinkers are much more analytical, often unsettled by too much going on in a room. Even when they have a myriad of product samples right in front of them, they can still have difficulty imagining how those things will look in their room. Neither of these types of thinking is superior to the other; they are simply different. So, if you are a couple who have differing tastes in overall decorating style and completely different ways of thinking through the decorating process, how is that going to play out in your home? First, you need to analyze where your similarities and differences lie. Then, begin to formulate a plan for the room(s) you will be decorating. Thirdly, recognize if it would be helpful to enlist the assistance of a professional interior decorator, and if so choose someone who will really listen to both of you, work hard to coordinate your preferences and guide you through the decision-making process. There are three keys to making this work and ensuring that both parties will end up satisfied: incorporating some elements from each of your decorating preferences, creating a good balance and coordination of both and, of course, some compromise on both of your parts. Its not an easy task and must be done carefully to end up with rooms that have an overall pleasing appear ance in addition to incorporating the t astes of two different people. However, it can be done, and if done well will result in not only a great look, but a real feeling of personalization of your home. Marcia Feeney is an interior de signer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She c an be reached at marcia@coindecden. com.




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Weve been sorting through scholarship applications, selecting candidates for the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) Leadership Training Program. We are seeking students with interest in the S4TL (Seminar for Tomorrows Leaders), a powerful leadership training program for inbound high school seniors. We are arranging for our club-sponsored youth exchange student from Sanibel to travel and study abroad. In addition, were looking for Sanibel-Captiva Rotarian hosts for our student exchange student from abroad, sponsoring a Rotary 4-Way Test essay contest at The Sanibel School, contemplating the formation of a Rotary club for middle schoolers at The Sanibel School and, of course, looking forward to our fall Rotary Dictionary Day at The Sanibel School and Fort Myers Beach Elementary. We do this not out of pure benevolence but out of the knowledge that an educated student population now may find the path to solving the problems of the future. Sanibel-Captiva Rotarys guest speaker on April 14 was Anne Marie Bouche, FGCU professor of art history. Bouche taught art history for several years at Princeton University before moving to Sanibel in 2008. She currently teaches at FGCU, heads the General Education Council at FGCU and has served on the statewide committee that determines the content of mandated humanities general education curriculum for the entire Florida State University System. Bouches topic for the morning was Our Students, Our Legacy: Shaping College Education in the 21st Century. A great quote that she uses in capturing the spirit of her talk was from 1916 philosopher and educational theorist John Dewey: It is no accident that all democracies have put a high estimate upon education, that schooling has been their first care and enduring charge. Only through education can equality of opportunity be anything more than a phrase. Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife. Now to quote Bouche: From the Enlightenment to the mid-20th century, the American system of higher education was valued because a broad and comprehensive education was considered to be an uplifting thing for the individual and for society. A cultivated mind was considered to be a good thing for democracy and for the individual. But does that hold now? What currently dictates the perimeters of an education? Is it the broadening of the mind or is it driven by utilitarianism? Bouche stated that by the early 21st century, the mood regarding education had changed. Higher education is now being used as a tool, directed to specific goals that stimulate economic growth and provide a trained workforce. Currently, a liberal arts education seems to broad; directed education is at the forefront of higher education. Merriam-Websters online dictionary defines a liberal arts education as college or university studies (such as language, philosophy, literature, abstract science) intended to provide chiefly general knowledge and to develop general intellectual capacities (such as reason and judgment) as opposed to professional or vocational skills. Reason and judgment, oh my! Bouche is a proponent of a liberal arts education. An overview of history is important to our future. Of course, we need specialized educational training, but only specialized education? In 2011, Gov. Rick Scott said, We dont need a lot more anthropologists in the state. I want to spend our state dollars giving people science, technology, engineering and math degrees. Thats what our kids need to focus all their time and attention on, those types of degrees, so when they get out of school, they can get a job. In 2025, the Strategic Plan of the Florida State University System is all about preparing students to become entrepreneurs, innovators and workers. According to Bouche, liberal arts studies are important to the students of today and probably more important than ever before. History on all levels and in all subjects, help form the basis of critical thinking and the formation of personal and business ethics. Do we need some critical and ethical thinking today? Well, you be the judge. Bouche also stated that while we are busy dismantling our educational institutions at home, and attacking their fundamental utility and philosophy, this system is being rapidly adopted in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. The American liberal arts degree is one of Americas biggest exports and one of our countrys most influential cultural products worldwide. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets Friday mornings at 7 a.m. at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Guests are welcome. 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11B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018Young Women In Public Affairs Award Recipientsubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasThe 2018 winner of a $1,000 Zonta Young Women In Public Affairs award is Lauren Kate Bailey, a senior at Canterbury School in Fort Myers. A resident of Fort Myers, Bailey aspires to become an ophthalmologist and plans to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa. Presented on April 18 at the Zonta meeting held at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, the award qualifies her to compete for further honors at Zontas district, regional and international levels. Established in 1990 by Zonta International, the award honors young women who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. Baileys mother, Ruth Bailey, and her school counselor and teacher at Canterbury, Patricia DeVost, were also in attendance to see her receive the award. Baileys volunteer activities include service at the South Fort Myers Food Pantry and the Southwest Florida Humane Society. She is also president of the student body at Canterbury, an elected office that required she speak before the student body where she learned to respond appropriately to both positive and negative feedback, she said. She is also a member of The Common Ground Club, which was founded to bring together and create a safe space for girls of color at Canterbury, a predominantly white school. According to Bailey, girls at club meetings feel free to connect and talk about anything that is on their minds, from hair issues to racism and sexism. In her view, its important to note that girls should be brought up, not down. That, said Zontian Sandy Coyner, speaks to the heart of the mission of Zonta. Coyner and Diane HaidaJohnson co-chaired the committee that nominated Bailey. The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva is a service organization of over 70 professional women who work to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funding to strengthen lives of women and girls in Sanibel, Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit Captiva Panel To Meet May 8The next meeting of the Captiva Community Panel will take place on Tuesday, May 8 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms at Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. A review of the recent community survey by island area will be presented, part of the public input process for the ongoing update of the Captiva Code. Input from this survey and the four community workshops will be discussed at the meeting, and will serve as the basis for research and review over the summer. Possible options on these issues will be discussed with the community in the fall. Among the other agenda items will be a presentation on a re-plat and variance requests for 15831/15843 Captiva Drive, an update on the current wastewater alternatives study and a review of planned upgrades to the panel website, plus committee reports and update from other island organizations. The schedule of upcoming panel meetings will also be reviewed to determine whether a quorum will be present. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting has tentatively been schedule for June 12. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel. com. From left, Zontian Sandy Coyner, Lauren Bailey, Canterbury counselor Patricia DeVost, Ruth Bailey and Zonta President Nancy Dreher photo provided 836 Donax St. Sanibel Shores opportunity. 3 BR/2BA single family with WEEKLY RENTALS. Community pool and easy walk to beach$629,000 3941 Coquina Dr. New! New! New! 3 BR/2 BA, great room, re place, impact glass and enclosed salt water pool. $949,000 REDUCED Buying, Selling or Just Want to Chat... Talk to Chuck! Loggerhead Cay # 434 Exceptional remodeled top oor end unit, 2BD/2BA. Great rental income, nicely furnished, only steps to the beach and pool. Great sunset views.$629,000 3825 Coquina Dr. Beautifully renovated 3BR/ 3BA; Enclosed Pool and lake views; Light, bright, and private. $849,000 3790 West Gulf Dr. Across From Beach! Fabulous renovation of this 3 BD, 2-1/2BA plus ofce elevated home Great room with gas replace. Kitchen, dining and master all access the screen enclosed deck overlooking the oversized salt water pool$1,699,000 9248 Kincaid Court Perfect investment opportunity. 2 BR/1BA; Close to school and Rec Center; Move in ready!$475,000 3832 Coquina Dr. West Rocks w/deeded beach access, 3-BD en-suites, open great room. Private elevator, large studio/workout area. Enclosed lanai overlooks pool with beautiful lake views. $1,100,000 Saeshells of Sanibel #43 2BR/2BA with 3-day minimum rentals. Quiet location, deeded beach access close by. A great investment opportunity. $379,000 CHUCK@CHUCKBERGSTROM.COM CHUCK BERGSTROM Island Resident Award Winning Realtor Direct: 239-209-6500 REDUCED


ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201812B Island Residents Raise $479,783 For United Way The residents and businesses of Sanibel and Captiva celebrated raising a record amount for United Way at Tween Waters Inn Island Resort and Spa. Tony Lapi, Sanibel-Captiva United Way Campaign chair, hosted the event for United Way Leadership Givers with a hog roast dinner including all the trimmings such as swamp cabbage fritters and Key lime pie. The Sanibel-Captiva United Way Committee had set a goal of $431,000 and the campaign goal was exceeded by 11 percent, raising $479,783, the most ever raised by the island communities. Eighteen donors to the campaign were Alexis de Tocqueville Society members, giving $10,000 or more each, and 77 joined the Keel Club, giving $1,000 or more. The total of $479,783 helped the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee exceed its overall goal of $10 million. In addition to Tony Lapi, the Sanibel-Captiva United Way Campaign Committee members include: Bill Fellows, Allison and Chauncey Goss, Calli Johnson, Gaye and Jim Pigott, Robbie and Geoff Roepstorff, Lucy and Paul Roth, Linda and Tom Uhler, Penny Wilkinson and Judie Zimomra. A huge thank you to everyone who gave to the Sanibel-Captiva United Way Campaign. Because of the generosity of this community and many others, 76 United Way Partner Agencies and 225 programs in Lee County will receive their full share of funding for the coming year, said Lapi. All money raised in the Lee County United Way Campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way partner agencies and initiatives like FISH of SanCap, Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, Childrens Advocacy Center, Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Salvation Army, Mission United and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in the community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, and meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in the community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee has raised and distributed over $167 million since it was established in 1957. For more information, call 433-2000 or visit From left, Jeannine Joy, Tom and Linda Uhler, Cliff Smith and Tony Lapi photos provided Dick Muench and Judie Zimomra From left, John Lawson, Richard Hansen and Don Hunter From left, Allison and Chauncey Goss with Calli Johnson From left, Lucy and Paul Roth with Bill and Virginia Fellows From left, Carolyn Clark, Debbie and Ron Brooks and Ed Kfoury


13B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 Rosier: The name that has been serving Southwest Florida for over 65 years 1200 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 Matzaluna Plaza Sanibel IslandAngela Larson Insurance Solutions For Sanibel & Captiva Wind Flood Home Condo Business Auto Boat CONTACT US TODAY Judy Reddington(239) 851-4073 SPACIOUS SCREENED POOL 70 FOOT DOCK VIP R G B PLocated on a direct access canal to the Gulf 3 minute idle to open obstructions or bridges, etc. Well-maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home New Hot Water Heater$1,248,000Reduced! Sanibel School Fund Chosen For Bank DonationBank of the Islands recently made its latest nonprofit donations through its We Love Our Islands program. The winner, bank customer Barbara Babs Maughan, was spotted with a We Love Our Islands decal on her vehicle, winning her the right to select which local nonprofit group would receive a charitable contribution from Bank of the Islands. Maughan chose to donate $900 to the Sanibel School Fund. That donation mark $75,600 given away to date through the banks program. Bank of the Islands has a longstanding relationship with and is delighted to be supporting the Sanibel School Fund with this donation, said Willy Ocasio, Bank of the Islands vice president and Sanibel-Captiva office manager. The fund raises money to support the Spanish and STEM programs at the school. Helping to make The Sanibel School the best it can be is a great way to show how much we appreciate being your island bank. All islanders are invited to support the Sanibel School Fund by buying raffle tickets for a chance to win a street legal golf cart. Suggested donations are $25 for one ticket and $100 for five tickets. Tickets can be purchased at Bank of the Islands branches on Sanibel and Captiva through May 11. From left, Rob Lisenbee of Bank of the Islands, winner Babs Maughan and Sanibel School Principal Chuck Vilardi photo by Jeff LysiakSan Cap Motor Club Season Finale This SaturdayThe final San Cap Motor Club Cruise-in of the season will be held this Saturday, May 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Periwinkle Place Shopping Center. All are welcome. No pre-registration is necessary, just show up with your car, truck or bike. A continental breakfast, special blend coffee and other refreshments will be provided by the Blue Giraffe Restaurant at no charge. There is no better excuse to get that classic out of the garage and show it off. The club will continue its second Tuesday of the month dinners at Dantes Coal Fired Pizza from 6 to 8 p.m. The next meeting is May 8. The last official event of the season, A Picnic on the Causeway, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19. All are welcome. For more information, call Scot Congress at 472-4177 or email A 1934 Ford V8 photo provided To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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Browse through the following activities, then stop by to sign up. Donations are now being accepted for the annual Trash & Treasures Sale. A tax deductible receipt will be provided for your donation of clean, gently used items. You may bring them to the Center 4 Life Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Books, clothing, shoes, computers or old TVs cannot be accepted. If you have any questions, call 472-5743. Page Turners with Louise Fitzgerald & Ann Hartman If you are not on the Page Turners list and wish to be, email or contact the Center 4 Life. The featured book for Wednesday, May 9 is Happiness Is a Choice You Make by John Leland. The discussion takes place at 2:30 p.m. Newly divorced at 55 and living alone, New York Times writer John Leland felt unmoored as he struggled to come to terms with caring for his elderly mother. Then he began work on a series of articles about people 85 and older, focusing on six elders from different backgrounds. He visited them with no real agenda but listening. And the lessons he ultimately gleaned in gratitude and resilience and purpose not only helped him sort out his own midlife difficulties but also formed the heart of his new book, Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons From a Year Among the Oldest Old. AARP Gelli Printing with Bea Pappas Fridays, May 11, 18 and 25. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Beginners welcome. You can do mono type or make papers for collage use. Supplies needed: paper towels, acrylic paints, water container and one-inch brush. The instructor will provide all other supplies. Trip to IKEA Tuesday, May 8. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Cost includes round trip transportation. Lunch is on your own at the IKEA Caf. This will be an all day shopping spree at IKEA in Plantation, Florida. If you have never experienced IKEA, this is your chance. Advance registration is required by Friday, May 4. Franklin Lock Buffet Cruise Thursday, May 10. Cost is $58 for members and $68 for non-members. Take a 4-hour cruise, heading east on the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway en route to the WP Franklin Locks that control the waters of Lake Okeechobee. You will pass through the historic Tice Railroad Bridge built in 1903. Observe the working of the locks as well as the banks of the Caloosahatchee that flourish with tropical growth and beautiful homes. View wildlife, manatees and eagles in the natural habitat. On the return trip, there will be a singalong, dancing and sightseeing on the open third deck. Trip price includes buffet lunch, live narration and refreshments. Advance registration is required by Friday, May 4. Carpooling is available on a first come basis. Games Cost for all games is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes will be awarded. Bridge Monday and Wednesday. Registration begins at noon; the game begins at 12:30 p.m. Mahjongg Monday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. New: Rummikub Tuesday at 1 p.m. Hand & Foot Thursday at 12:00 p.m. New: Canasta Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Hearts Friday at 12:30 p.m. Kayaking on Tuesdays May 15 at 8:30 a.m. (weather permitting). There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and limited space for those who own their own kayaks. Island Seniors, Inc. will provide kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, sun screen, bug spray, sunglasses, towel, hat and change of clothing. Cost is $5 for members and $20 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Fitness Classes Island Seniors, Inc. members pay $4 per class, visitors pay $7 per class. Annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership card to attend. Fitness class schedule is as follows: Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. Keep your brain fit and your heart, lungs and muscles strong. Hand weights, stretch cords and your body weight will be used. The format is 40 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance exercises, core strength, flexibility exercises and mat work. Athletic footwear is required. Connie DeCicco is the instructor Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Available through May 4. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Athletic footwear is required. 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. Athletic footwear required. 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. Bring a towel. Kim Kouril is the instructor. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Similar to gentle yoga but all poses are done in a chair. Kim Kouril is the instructor. For more information, call 472-5743 or stop by the Center 4 Life, located at 2401 Library Way on Sanibel. From page 6BGrantsit possible for CFI to bring abundant critical resources to area nonprofit organizations. The Sanctuary Golf Club and its members provide the club and the golf course for the day. Ongoing generosity from the community and Sanctuary members demonstrates the caring nature of the islands. CFIs mission is to promote philanthropy, to help Sanibel and Captiva residents in need and to strengthen the islands nonprofit organizations, building a spirit of community for generations to come. CFIs primary concerns are basic human needs, arts, education, historic preservation, the environment and unforeseen emergencies. CFI accomplishes its goals through the distribution of annually raised funds and stewardship of reserves maintained for emergencies. For more information on Capacity and Collaboration Grant giving through the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, visit www.


15B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 2 Years Experience The Sanibel Captiva Trust CompanyCurrent Outlookby Richard E. Pyle, CFA, President We have now experienced nearly 18 months of the Trump Effect on the economy, inter est rates, corporate p rofits, asset markets and investor psyche. Both consumer and business confidence are at 15-year highs. World economies continue to experience a synchronized growth spurt. Corporate America is seeing improved cash flows as a result of a dramatic cut in its 2018 tax rate. And individuals are seeing improvement in after-tax incomes. But the uncertainty of whats next puts a slight damper on all-out euphoria. Questions regarding what the next move on interest rates will be by the Federal Reserve Board and its new chairman remain somewhat unresolved. Threats of international tensions, as well as the recent trade war talk led by the United States cause some to fear a self-inflicted wound to the generally good economic reports we are seeing. We continue to expect moderate economic growth and relatively low inflation for the foreseeable future. Much has been made of the possible effects of monetary authorities cutting back on the extraordinary easy money of the past decade. At this point, the Fed has telegraphed at least three 0.25 percent short-term interest rate increases this year and another three next year. This suggests that we may be looking at a 3 percent short-term interest rate by the end of 2019. While the Fed can control short-term interest rates, the longer-term interest rates are determined by market forces. With the 10-year U.S. Treasury Note currently yielding near 3 percent, and no change in that rate expected near-term due to tame inflation and worldwide demand for U.S. government bonds, we could be looking at a flat or possibly inverted yield curve (long-term rates are lower than short-term rates). Seldom has the economy performed well in that circumstance. The threat of a flat or inverted yield curve could prompt the Fed to hold off on any further increases in short-term rates next year. While we are not predicting this will happen, we are ever mindful of the possibility. Another uncertainty is the path of trade policy. After years of trade policy stability, the Trump administration has taken on a decidedly hawkish approach to our trade imbalance. Not only have tariffs been imposed on selected items, but long-standing trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement are in the midst of renegotia tion. Free trade has been the bedrock of U .S. policy since the end of World War II and has produced much prosperity. Whether or not U.S. policy now prompts widespread retaliation is yet to be known, but it is clear that any disruption could cause both higher inflation and slower growth stagflation anyone? Finally, we are also watching the political situation both domestically and around the world. As investors, we not only track what is happening to the fun damentals of various asset classes, but a lso their valuation. Valuation depends greatly on the populaces current mood, and that mood generally is dictated by the flow of current events. We are in an election year again in the United States. After the 2016 cycle brought one-party rule to the United States, the mood was decidedly upbeat. The possibility of another divided government after November may cause investors to markdown asset valuations. Talk of amending the new Tax Bill as well as a return to gridlock is something we must monitor closely. Asset allocations may have to be adjusted going forward to reflect this possible change in investor mood. We maintain our overall positive outlook, but because of persistent uncertainties, we will have to remain flexible to the opportunities ahead for wealth creation. Rental Company Makes AcquisitionLast week, VIP Vacation Rentals announced its acquisition of Lighthouse Realty of the Islands Vacation Rentals. All properties managed by Lighthouse Realty Rentals have transitioned into VIPs inventory. Paul and Vickie Morris have done a terrific job making owners and guests feel like part of their family, said VIP Realty Managing Partner Jim Hall. The Morris daughter, Katie Morris, who helped run the day to day operations, is now employed by VIP Vacation Rentals. Locally owned and operated, VIP Vacation Rentals has been in business over 40 years. SINCE 1988 Kingfisher Real EstateThe top producers at Kingfisher Real Estate for the month of April were: Kara KC Cuscaden, top listing agent; and Mary Bondurant, top selling agent. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS KC Cuscaden Mary Bondurant Our email address is


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ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201818B The Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has become one of the most prominent intellectuals of our time. His recent book, Twelve Rules for Life, is a massive bestseller. He courageously challenges the fashionable fallacies of the contemporary west. Particularly striking in his book is Rule 5: dont let your children do anything that makes you dislike them. That point is more subtle than it sounds. According to Peterson, a significant number of parents today fail to socialize their children. They indulge them. They dont teach them rules. He states that there are many complex reasons for this. Some of it has to do with lack of attention; parents are busy and dont have the time for the demanding task of teaching their children discipline. Some of it has to do with Jean Jacques Rousseaus influential, yet misleading, idea that children are naturally good and only become bad through societys rules. The best way, that idea states, is to let children choose for themselves. Peterson believes that modern parents are paralyzed by the fear that they will no longer be liked or even loved by their children if they chastise them for any reason. They are afraid to damage their relationship with their children by saying No for fear that the children wont love them anymore. The result is that they leave their children dangerously unprepared for a world that will not indulge their wishes or desire for attention; a world that can be tough, demanding and sometimes even cruel. Without rules, social skills, self restraints or a capacity to defer gratification, children grow up without an apprenticeship in reality. So how does this correspond to estate planning? I commonly hear my clients voice a concern that leaving their children a significant inheritance will only serve to create neer-do-wells. Theres a fear that inheritance will eviscerate any drive or ambition that a child might have. Life will be too easy. Since most of my clients are self-made, they remember a time when they didnt have much. They struggled. They saved. They denied themselves things that others considered necessities until they were on sound financial footing. But when they had kids, they didnt want their children to suffer in the same way that they did. So the children were provided the very things that my clients couldnt afford or denied themselves at similar ages. As the children grew, many clients described a feeling a sort of regret that perhaps they indulged too much. While shielding them from the very scars that defined the parent, the child wasnt forged into the same tough alloy. The children were happier, yes, but softer as well, and sometimes had less perseverance in difficult situations. Now fast forward to the time when a client sits in my office discussing their estate plan. While they love their children and believe them to be good, solid citizens, my clients arent sure how the transfer of wealth will affect the family. Will it be good or bad? They consider leaving amounts to the grandchildren, but often conclude that might end up cascading the same issues to the next generation. One answer commonly discussed is to make the trust only available for limited yet specific needs. Education. Health. Supplementing retirement. To do this requires not an outright distribution at the clients death but a continuing testamentary trust. Not only that, but it also wouldnt make sense for the trustee of the trust to be the beneficiary/ child. In that case, the trustee/beneficiary could simply disregard the terms of the trust and distribute for whatever reason he or she desired. When imposing use restrictions on the inheritance, it would make sense to name an independent corporate trustee, from which many clients shy away. Further, the tax law dissuades us from accumulating income inside of a trust, as compressed federal income tax tables result in much higher bounties paid to Uncle Sam. Here, professional money management is often necessary to balance growth and income to save taxes. The concerns surrounding these issues are unique to each family. I sympathize with having to make these tough decisions, as I grew up in a family that struggled financially. I tossed pizzas, waited tables, mopped floors and bagged groceries in high school, through college and law school. My children didnt have to earn the stripes I acquired in my youth. Yet, our kids did everything my wife and I asked of them, excelling in school and in college. So whats the answer? It will be the best one possible assuming that youve taken the time to engage in these thought processes. Its also going to matter what types of assets you bring into the estate plan. Inherited IRAs, which distribute annual taxable income in the form of required minimum distributions beginning in the year following your passing, will have different planning challenges than other assets will, for example. It all starts with the process of considering what you believe to be in the best interests of your loved ones. As Jordan Peterson would counsel, do whats right for your family, even if it means that they might not love you for it. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerAn Apprenticeship In Realityby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA THE ONLY LAWN EQUIPMENT SALES & REPAIR SERVICE LOCATED ON ISLAND AT 1205 PERIWINKLE WAY. SERVING SANIBEL, CAPTIVA & FORT MYERS FOR 40 YEARS!FREE ESTIMATES!#CPC1458912 #SI-12240 Veteran Owned & OperatedCALL Monday-Friday 7am-4pm 24 Hour Emergency Service AvailableDEPENDABLE, FAST & RELIABLE Lieutenant Addresses Safety With Lions ClubThe Sanibel Captiva Lions Club hosted Sanibel Police Department (SPD) Lt. Grace Towler as a guest speaker at the April dinner meeting at The Community House. Towler addressed personal safety even though Sanibel experiences minimal crime. We are a safe city, said Towler. Recent reports show crime is down 31 percent, but our residents are still at risk for various crimes. Lions heard about defending against identity theft and scams, as well as the importance of locking doors. Towler noted that most crimes on the island are from criminals finding unlocked doors on houses and vehicles. She also stressed the importance of recording serial numbers and storing valuables in uncommon places. The Sanibel Police Department also provides Dark House checks if occupants will be gone for two weeks or more; call 472-3111. Although, a maintained alarm system and properly placed exterior lights can deter criminals. We are 100 percent responsive, said Towler, who has been with SPD for 11 years and given crime prevention presentations for the past six years. I dont want anyone on Sanibel to be a victim. Its why I do this, she said. Towler received her masters degree in criminal justice from Florida Gulf Coast University and was named Lee County Bar Officer of the Year in 2012 and SPD Officer of the Year in 2016. She is a new resident of Sanibel and says she absolutely loves working and living here. We appreciate Lt. Towler sharing her crime prevention presentation and keeping us safe, said Lion President Tom Nachazel. The Sanibel Captiva Lions meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at The Community House. Visiting Lions are welcome. To learn more about becoming a member, contact Lion Steve Schulz, membership chairman, at stevenschulz@comcast. net or 233-6261 or visit www. Lt. Grace Towler photo provided


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Ageless Bartolo Colon Continues To Win With His 11th Major League Teamby Ed FrankHere in the land of retirees, youve got to love the story about ageless pitcher Bartolo Colon, just a few weeks shy of his 45th birthday, and the oldest active player in Major League baseball, who continues to hurl winning baseball. Last Saturday, Colon, known as Big Sexy (he weighs 285 pounds), pitched seven effective innings for the Texas Rangers in a 7-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The week before, he flirted with a perfect game going to the eighth inning against the World Champion Houston Astros before giving up a hit. The Rangers have only three starts of seven innings this season, and Colon has two of them. In notching his win last week, he joined just three other pitchers, LaTroy Hawkins, Mike Morgan and Ron Villone, to record victories with 11 different teams. He also is the lone active player from the old Montreal Expos. The other three combined for 241 Major League wins. Colon by himself has won 277. His 22-year career includes stints with Cleveland, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, Oakland, Chicago White Sox, Montreal, New York Yankees, Boston, Atlanta, Texas and last season with the Minnesota Twins. Another notch in his amazing career is the fact that his 241 wins are just two short of Juan Marichals mark for pitchers born in the Dominican Republic. As he climbs up on several leader boards, his usual nonchalant response through an interpreter is, I guess Im old. The Twins chose not to resign Colon this year, but the Rangers signed the vagabond pitcher to a Minor League contract, eventually earning himself a spot on the 25-man roster. Jamie Moyer holds the record for the oldest Major League pitcher, retiring in 2016 at the age of 49. Dont be surprised if Colon flirts with that record. Everblades Perfect In Postseason Playoffs After sweeping Atlanta in the first round of the Kelly Cup Championships, the Florida Everblades hockey team continued their torrid playoff pace defeating the Orlando Solar Bears 4-1 and 5-1 last weekend at Germain Arena in the ECHL South Division championship. Ahead two games to none, the series moves to Orlando for Game Three tonight, Thursday, and Game Four Friday. If a fifth game is necessary, it will be played Sunday at Orlando. Hockey fans are encouraged to cheer their team to victory for these road games at the Breakaway Sports Pub in Germain. Doors open at 6 p.m. If Games Six and Seven are necessary, the series will conclude here at Germain next Tuesday and Wednesday. Both would have 7:30 p.m. starts. SUN ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201820B $849,000 Call Eric Pfeifer239.472.0004 Beach Front Paradise Gorgeous Gulf Views 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath w/ Balcony Fantastic Income Producer This Weeks Featured PropertySanddollar Unit A-104 Registration Open For Final Captiva TriathlonRegistration has opened strong for the final Galloway Captiva Triathlon, scheduled for September 15 and 16 at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. The triathlon has sold out every year since its 2011 inception and is limited to 750 participants for the Sunday adult sprint event. Proceeds will benefit the Community Cooperative Healthy School Pantry program. According to Kate Gooderham, one of the three race directors, This has been one of the best sprint triathlons in Florida. We wanted to finish the series on a high note with everyone wanting more. We also wanted to let people know now, so they can be sure to participate in this final event. We hope that past participants particularly those who may have missed the last few races will join us for our last swim, bike and run. The adult event is scheduled for September 16 and includes a quartermile open-water swim, 10-mile bike (on closed island roads) and 3.1-mile run along the gulf and Redfish Pass. The nonrefundable cost to register is $75 for individuals, $85 for elite amateur athletes and $180 for relay teams of two or three people. Registration fees increase June 1 to $85, $95 and $200 respectively. South Seas will also host a shorter Childrens Fun Tri on September 15. The race will not be timed, and all finishers will earn a medal. Children will compete in three age groups: 6 to 8, 9 to 10 and 11 to 13 with the distances of each race varying. Registration is $25 (which does not increase June 1). All three age groups are limited in size, and have sold out even before the adult event in years past. The Galloway Family of Dealerships is the title sponsor of the event. CCMI uses the event proceeds to benefit its program that provides backpacks of food to children who otherwise may not have easily accessible meals at home. South Seas Island Resort is located at 5400 Plantation Road on Captiva. For more information and registration, visit Tripletail And Sheepshead Fishing ChangesAt its April meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several changes to the management of tripletail and sheepshead. The following changes go into effect July 1: Tripletail increasing the minimum size limit from 15 to 18 inches total length; and extending all of the FWCs recreational and commercial regulations for this species into federal waters (including the new size limit). Sheepshead reducing the recreational bag limit from 15 to 8 fish per person, per day year-round; creating a recreational vessel limit of 50 fish per vessel, per trip during March and April; extending all of the FWCs recreational and commercial regulations for this species into federal waters (including the new bag and vessel limits). Learn more about tripletail and sheepshead regulations at www.myfwc. com/fishing by clicking on Saltwater Fishing. These proactive measures will help conserve both fisheries for current and future generations. SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last Chicago Cubs pitcher in the moder n era before Jake Arrieta (2015, ) to toss more than one no-hitter? 2. In what year did Rickey Henderson pass Lou Br ock as baseballs career stolen base leader? 3. Adam Gase, in 2016, became the thir d Miami Dolphins coach to win six consecutive games. Who were the other two to do it? 4. Kentuckys mens basketball team holds the r ecord for most official NCAA Tournament appearances (57). Which school holds the mens mark for the most Final Four appearances? 5. Name the last r ookie before Vancouvers Brock Boeser in 2018 to win the MVP Award at the NHL All-Star Game. 6. How many consecutive 400-meter hur dles races did Edwin Moses win between 1977 and 1987? 7. In 2018, Bubba W atson became the third PGA golfer to win three times at Riviera Country Club in California. Name either of the other two golfers to do it. ANSWERS 1. Ken Holtzman, in 1969 and 1971. 2. It was 1991 when he surpassed Brocks 938 career steals. 3. Don Shula and Nick Saban. 4. North Carolina, with 20. 5. Pittsburghs Mario Lemieux, in 1985. 6. He had 122 consecutive wins. 7. Ben Hogan and Lloyd Mangrum. Bartolo Colon


21B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 Is your Estate Plan providing you COMFORT, CONFIDENCE & CLARITY? Attorneys at Law SHEPPARD, BRETT, STEWART, HERSCH, KINSEY & HILL P.A. 9100 College Pointe Court Fort Myers, FL 33919 Phone 239.425.9383 Fax 239.334.3965 Craig R. HerschFlorida Bar Board Certied Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA Will Power Columnist, The Island Sun or a copy of one of our books, visit For FREE Selecting who should serve as your trustee during your incapacity and, ultimately, after your passing is not as simple as you may think. Learn what characteristics to look for when choosing those who will handle the future of your estate.Craig R. HerschFlorida Bar Board Certi ed Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA SELECTING YOUR TRUSTEE online resources Airport Reports Record-Breaking March TrafficDuring March, 1,379,728 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, an increase of 10.2 percent compared to March 2017. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 10 percent from the same period last year. Despite numerous flight cancellations in March due to weather conditions in other parts of the U.S., Southwest Florida International Airport still experienced the single-largest month for passenger traffic in our 35-year history and a record-breaking first quarter, said Jeff Mulder, AAE, executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. I want to thank our airlines and airport business partners for working together during the busy winter travel season to accommodate and welcome millions of travelers to our region. The traffic leader in March was Southwest Airlines with 297,668 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta Air Lines (268,505), American (168,995), Spirit (166,602) and JetBlue (136,670). Southwest Florida International Airport had 10,907 aircraft operations, an increase of 3.5 percent compared to March 2017. Page Field saw 8,415 operations, a 20.5 percent decrease from March 2017. In addition, nearly three million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in March 2018. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 8.8 million passengers in 2017 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, visit or Facebook at flyRSW. The Dunes Womens Golf Association (DWGA) held our annual Play For PINK Golf Tournament on February 10 and raised $25,000-plus for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). This highly accountable organization, funded by Este Lauder Companies, donates 100 percent of funds raised to support breast cancer research and is rated A+ by CharityWatch. It was another beautiful, sunny Sanibel day with nearly 100 in attendance. Those present showed their generosity by buying mulligans, bidding on silent auction items, purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets and raffle tickets for the numerous items donated by local merchants and artists. We are so very thankful for the kind and generous support of the island financial institutions, merchants, businesses, artists, private foundations and many others who helped make this event such a fantastic success. A special thanks to The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club for sponsoring this annual function General Manager Brian Kautz, Dunes Head Pro Chris Shaul and staff for organizing 100 golfers, Food Service Manager Dwight Doherty, Dana Swanson for her creative signage... and to Chef Roro for our delicious luncheon which was underwritten by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. DWGA sends a special note of gratitude to those island businesses who so generously supported the cause, including The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, the Hanser Foundation, and a members family foundation. Hole sponsors included Bank of the Islands, Bondurant Realty Group, H2O Outfitters, Island Grooming, Lighthouse Cafe, On Island, Over Easy Cafe, Pfeifer Realty Group, Rosier Insurance, Sanibel Day Spa, The Timbers Restaurant, Traders, John R. Wood Island Reals Estate and Walgreens. Jerrys Foods graciously provided fruit for breakfast and Baileys fresh donuts were served. Also, thank you to the many Dunes members/friends who opened up their hearts and their wallets to sponsor both holes and carts in the names of loved ones and friends. The following local and island businesses/artists provided items to be auctioned: Billys Segway of Sanibel, Cape Nails, Captiva Cruises, Luc Century, Amy Clapp, many Coach/ Anne Klein and other items (privately donated), Congress Jewelers, Mike Dutton, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Eileen Fisher, Gales Designs, Golf4Less/Lumpys, Miguel Hnatow, Sue Housler, Mad Hatter, Linda Miller, Roberta Rohl, Sandbar Restaurant, Sanibel Day Spa, Sanibel Health Club, Sanibel Home Furnishings, Sanibel Inn, Sanibel Pilates & Yoga, Sanibel Sea School, Sanibel Skin Spa, South Seas Island Resort, Stone Harbor Golf Club, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, Tween Waters Inn, Vera Bradley and Annie Wainwright. The following individuals and businesses donated raffle items: Adventures in Paradise, Amy Jos Boutique, B-Unique, Chicos, Cips Place, The Clam Shack, Coach, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Finnimores Cycle Shop, Floral Artistry, Nancy Greenberg, Her Sports Closet, JB Designs, La France Dry Cleaners and Alterations, Lazy Flamingo, MacIntosh Books & Paper, Linda Miller, Massage Envy, Nannys Childrens Shop, Kate Nichols, Pandoras Box, Randi, Sandcastle Gifts, Sanibel Day Spa, Sanibel Fresh, Sanibel Surf Shop, Synergy, Three Crafty Ladies, Vineyard, Pat Wentling, Whims and Wilford & Lee. The DWGA Play for PINK Committee is looking forward to organizing another successful fundraiser to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Saturday, February 9, 2019. And, as always, we encourage our islanders to shop locally and support these many kind and generous contributors. Again, thanks to all. DWGA Play for PINK Committee CARD OF THANKS Law Firm Opens Office In NaplesHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA has opened a new fullystaffed office in Naples at the Pelican Bay Financial Center located at 8889 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Suite 400. The new and larger office is located off U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail North, has panoramic views of Naples and offers free parking to serve individuals and business owners in Naples and all of Collier County. We are excited about the firms growth into Collier County, said Scott Beatty, the partner managing the Naples office. Since 1924, Henderson, Franklin has worked to support the families and businesses in the Southwest Florida community. Having a new office in Naples allows us to continue that tradition and make our services available to more clients, specifically in the areas of business litigation, family law, estate planning, land use, trust administration, real estate and zoning. Pelican Bay Financial Center photo provided


ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201822B Doctor and DieticianBack Pain From Spinal Instabilityby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDBack pain is a leading cause of disability, with spinal instability often at the r oot of the problem. There are numerous treatments aimed at providing relief for nagging back pain, such as corti sone injections and pain medications, but unfortunately they only cover up the pain and can lead to an endless and possibly dangerous pain cycle. When you injure your low back, at times just the muscle is tweaked, and in a few days the muscle heals up and youre back to normal. But when healing doesnt occur, and pain becomes chronic, low back pain can be disabling, interfering with life as you know it. To permanently alleviate pain, repair the source of the pain. Many are surprised to learn that the source of back pain is often injury to the ligaments, which connect vertebra to vertebra and provide critical spinal stability. Ligaments are also full of nerves, as opposed to discs or cartilage which are often wrongfully blamed as the source of pain. When standing, bending and turning, ligaments keep these motions in check by allowing the vertebrae to move but not too much. When the back is injured from a force greater than what the ligaments can withstand, the ligaments become stretched out and weakened. Picture a rubber band stretched past its capacity and void of elasticity. In this state, the ligaments are unable to stabilize the area of the spine properly. When low back pain continues despite contemporary treatments, an undiagnosed ligament problem could be to blame. Until the ligament issue is resolved, treatments that focus on other areas such as muscles and trigger points are only likely to result in temporary relief. Specialized regenera tive injection treatments, like prolotherapy, can help to r estore ligament integrity nonsurgically and provide sustained back pain relief. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics has two locations: one in Oak Park, Illinois, and one in Fort Myers. It was established in 1991 by Ross Hauser, MD, and Marion Hauser, MS, RD. They can be reached at info@caringmedical. com. Chronic Pain WorkshopsLee Health is offering a free six-week workshop entitled Chronic Pain SelfManagement at The Sanctuary on Fridays beginning May 25 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Seating is limited and registration is required by calling 343-9264. The research-based program developed by Stanford University can help one become empowered to improve his or her quality of life. Learn how to more easily manage your medications; understand the benefits of exercise; manage symptoms of stress, pain and fatigue; and make smarter decisions related to health eating. Participants will also receive a copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain. The Sanctuary is located at 8960 Colonial Center Drive in Fort Myers. Beautifulife:Refreshby Kay CaspersonA few weeks ago, I wrote about how important it is to keep a close eye out for the things that you need to remove from your life as certain unwanted items and people tend to creep in without even realizing it. So, today I would like to follow up on that advice with some new relevant information that is necessary to fill the void from the things that you clean out. Remember that every time you take something out of your life, regardless of what it is, you will most likely need to fill the space before the old stuff creeps right back in. I will give you some examples to make it easier for you to apply, and encourage you to come up with ideas that might fit nicely into your life. Emotional Refresh your mind with positive thoughts, affirmations and inspiration. Listen to uplifting music, read books with positive messages and continue to tell yourself how awesome you are, which will close the gap from anything negative entering. Spiritual Find a suitable place of worship and fellowship with like-minded believers and fill your heart with love and light. Write down the messages that resonate with you and keep them close to your heart. Pray for yourself and others, and believe in the best results. Physical After removing any unhealthy foods from your diet, you will need to replace them with alternatives that keep you vibrant and strong. A few examples would be to replace processed snacks with more fresh fruits, vegetables or nuts. Sodas or sugary drinks can be replaced with drinking more water try adding a lemon slice for some taste and other benefits. Skip the dessert and have a reduced sugar alternative or even a nice glass of red wine instead. Environmental There are many ways to refresh your environment. Outdoors, it is always nice to do a bit of planting or landscaping to make things look fresh again. Indoors, it makes a big difference when you repaint, refurnish or redecorate an area to bring out a whole new look and feel. Social Make some new friends and refresh your social life, which is essential especially if you have removed a few that were holding you back or bringing you down. Another great thing to do is to join a new group or club that youre passionate about or get involved with a nonprofit organization that will help you contribute to change and growth. I love the word refresh because it is so positive and can contribute to much needed change in all areas of your life. It is such an important word for me that I named the second step to my skincare line after it, with an affirmation that keeps you right in line with helping you live your most balanced and beautiful life. My affirmation for you this week is: I am adding only the best things back into my life to fill the void from all that has been removed. Kay Casperson is a beauty and lifestyle expert, founder and CEO of Beautifulife by Kay Casperson. She owns resort spas on Sanibel and Captiva islands and manufactures beauty and lifestyle products sold across the country. To stay inspired, visit or follow on social media @kaycasperson. Summer Camp Scholarships AvailableThe last day of school is approaching, and kids couldnt be happier. Parents who generally dont get a summer break are beginning to evaluate summer programming and camps for their children during the nine-week break. The FISH Summer Youth Scholarship Program provides partial financial assistance for childrens summer camp sessions. These scholarships are made available, in part, through partnerships with BIG ARTS, Captiva Island Yacht Club, Sanibel Recreation Center, Sanibel Sea School, and Childrens Education Center of the Islands, and through generous donations from private donors and grant funding from the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation. Our goal is to help build economic security for families by giving children the opportunity to experience quality care while their parent works. Summer programs, now more than ever, play a crucial role in the development of school-age children. The structure that these programs provide is invaluable to the family, and educationally fun for the children, said Kathy Y. Monroe, MSG, FISH program director. Summer programs include: BIG ARTS Summer Program Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., grades K through 12; Captiva Island Yacht Club Sailing Program Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ages 8 and up, June 11 to 22 and July 9 to 20; Childrens Education Center of the Islands Summer Program Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., grades pre-K; Edison Sailing Center Program Monday through Friday, half day sessions, times vary depending on activity selected, ages 8 and up; Sanibel Recreation Center Summer Program Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., grades 1 through 8; Sanibel Sea School Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ages 6 and up; two weeks for ages 4 to 6. Again this year, the Captiva Island Yacht Club and its members donated scholarships to the youth summer sailing camp. This camp introduces youth to the great sport of sailing, beautiful waters and wildlife. Based on need and eligibility, scholarships will be offered to families as determined by FISH social workers Kathy Y. Monroe and Nitza Lopez. New this year is the FISH partnership with Sanibel Sea School and a partnership in the works with Edison Sailing Center. There are so many wonderful opportunities that offer a learning experience and appreciation for the unique environment we live in, said Maggi Feiner, FISH president and CEO. We are pleased to announce our newly formed partnership with the Sanibel Sea School, where Doc Bruce and his team have all kinds of adventures lined up for the kids. Additionally, we are beginning conversations with the Edison Sailing Center to offer their half-day boating, windsurfing and paddle boarding camp through our scholarship program. We understand that families sometimes face economic challenges and must make difficult choices. Our hope is that no child is deprived of a summer camp opportunity because of this. Thank you to our donors for giving children the chance to experience camps here on Sanibel and Captiva, said Nitza Lopez, SW, case manager. Scholarship assistance is evaluated on a case by case basis. The FISH Social Services Department determines eligibility for need-based financial assistance through a review of a familys income and expense documentation. Scholarship amounts vary depending upon the length and cost of the program and the familys financial status. Available funding is limited and scholarships will cover only a portion of the tuition cost. To learn more and to see if you qualify, contact Kathy Y. Monroe at 472-4775. For additional information, visit


SUN deaRPharmacistComing To A Pharmacy Near You Marijuanaby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: As a pharmacist for almost 30 years, I have to tell you I never thought Id live to see the day when an advisory committee to the FDA unanimously voted to approve a pot-related drug, known as Epidiolex. It is making a lot of people scratch their heads in wonder, for many reasons: 1. Does this mean pot is legal? No 2. Will this drug be sold at stores without a prescription? No 3. Is it going to make people high. No The FDAs move to prescriptionize a cannabis-related drug is stunning to most. But to me, its really no surprise considering the pressure theyve been under these past few years. You see, parents of children with seizures have become activists, and have been all over regulatory agencies, such as the FDA to change the laws. Why? Because conventional medicine like benzodiazepines, phenytoin, valproate, gabapentin and/ or carbamazepine werent always clinically successful. Children were becoming seriously injured or disabled from seizure-related accidents. Many died in their mothers or fathers arms. Families were going bankrupt. Somewhere along the way, word got out that an extract called CBD (cannabidiol) from the cannabis sativa plant (ie pot) could stop the seizures and make some of these kids go from catatonic, to normal with one special cookie! Epidiolex is causing a lot of consumer confusion, as well as heartache in Colorado, which is the state I live in. By the way, you make your own form of cannabis every single day, and this naturally-produced compound binds to the cannabis receptor in the same exact way as if you had smoked a joint! You have pot receptors all over your body. Colorado-based dispensaries have been in business for decades, and we are experiencing a population explosion in my state, primarily because we have what I call a Pot Rush going on, which is akin to the Gold Rush in the 1850s, except now the commodity is weed, not gold. Epidiolex is pure CBD. Theres no psychoactive THC in it. This drug will require a prescription. The problem here is that dispensaries in Colorado cant sell FDA-approved drugs like Epidiolex, and likewise, pharmacies in Colorado cant sell cannabis-containing products. Parents in every state (except Colorado) will soon be able to go to the pharmacy to get the drug, once it is approved and on the pharmacy shelf. You will need a prescription. FYI, cannabis-related products can and do help with dozens of conditions, especially symptoms of insomnia, pain, autism, high anxiety, inflammatory (cancer) and autoimmune disorders. I have a longer version of this article that I can send to you if you sign up for my newsletter, at my website, www. In summary, Epidiolex is different from medical marijuana, mainly because it does not contain any THC whatsoever, and also because it is FDA approved, and standardized. It is the most potent form of CBD currently available, and it cant be sold by dispensaries. Once it hits the U.S. market, it will only be available at pharmacies nationwide, with the exception of pharmacies in Colorado. 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 23B ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 2018 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am told that its good to set boundaries with a partner. Can you tell me how to do this?A: Establishing and discussing healthy boundaries in a partnership is important so both individuals have a sense of clarity, open and honest communication. In order for a relationship to be healthy, its essential to be clear of what you want, need and how far you will go with someone and how far you will let them go with you. This is healthy boundary setting that encompasses a mutual respect and acceptance. Begin with setting healthy boundaries with yourself which will help you with healthy self-esteem. Its up to you to feel responsible for your own happiness and accepting and respecting differences in your partner. Its healthy to accept endings as opposed to not letting go. Healthy boundaries include having friendships outside of the relationship. An example of unhealthy boundaries include relying on your partner for happiness or to complete you. You need to feel whole and complete with yourself. Jealousy, insecurity, lying, gaminess and manipulation are purely unhealthy and, with any of these behaviors, a relationship cannot sustain. When you are attempting to understand a partners feelings, it is good to never assume, rather ask them about their feelings. You will want to follow-through with what you say to your partner. Its helpful when both partners are in alignment with what they say and their actions. When this does not occur, there is a misalignment and issues can develop. Both partners each need to take responsibility for their actions at all times. If your partner chooses not to respect your boundaries, then it may be time to re-evaluate and move on. Remember that boundary setting takes time and can be successful with both partners willing to work at this. Constance Clancy, EdD, LMHC, LPC, NCC is a licensed mental health therapist, hypnotherapist, author and holistic stress management instructor. If you have a question, email Constance at or visit Overeaters AnonymousIf food is a problem for you, Overeaters Anonymous can help. Meetings are held in Room 132 at Sanibel Community Church on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 9 a.m. For more meeting information, visit Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. rfntb r fntnbt Online: and www.RealtyClosings.comWe provide the personal attention and service that you deserve! Email your editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN MAY 4, 201824B Emergency . ................................................. 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 Highwa y 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 Planning Department . .................................... 472-4136 Library Sanibel . ........................................ 472-2483 Library Captiva . .................................... 239-533-4890 P ost Office Sanibel . .................................... 472-1573 Post Office Sanibel (toll free) . ......................... 800-275-8777 P ost Office Captiva . ..................................... 472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . ........................... 472-2155 Center 4 Lif e 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288-2535 Gulf Coast Symphon y . .................................... 472-6197 Lee County Alliance f or the Arts . ........................... 939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . ..................................... 597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . ..................... 472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 36-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . .......................... sancapart . com SW Florida Symphony . ................................... 418-0996 Symphonic Chorale of SW Florida . ......................... 560-5695 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS ABWA American Business Womens Assoc . .. http://abwasanibelcaptiva . org American Legion Post 123 . ................................ 472-9979 Angel Flight SE . ................................. 1-877-4AN-ANGEL Audubon Society . ........................................ 472-3744 CHR Community Housing & Resources . ..................... 472-1189 Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . .................. 274-5900 COTI Committee of the Islands . ........................ coti@coti . org CROW Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife . .............. 472-3644 Democratic Club of the Islands . ........... Demc lubislands@gmail . com FISH OF SANCAP Neighbors Helping Neighbors . ............. 472-4775 FISH . OF SANCAP 24-hr ser vice . ........................... 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 . .................... sanibelLWV@gmail . com Lions Club, Jeff MacDonald . ........................... 302-521-1158 Master Gar deners of the Islands . ........................... 472-6940 MOAA Military Officers Assc . of America, Alex MacKenzie . .... 395-9232 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 Bike Club . ........................... sanibelbic ycleclub . org Sanibel Beautification Inc . . ................................ 470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . ............................ 472-6940 Sanibel-Captiv a Power Squadron . ...... www .. usps . org/localusps/sancap Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus . ........................ 395-1202 Sanibel-Captiv a Shell Club . .... facebook . com/sancapshellclub 267-7291 Sanibel Youth Soccer .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www .. sanibelsoccer .. org . .. 395-2040 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 National Shell Museum . .................... 395-2233 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . .................. 472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . ....................... 472-4648 SCCF Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation . ............... 472-2329CALLING CARD 239-395-1213 NEWSPAPER Sanibel & Captiva Islands To be listed in calling card email your information to: PETS OF THE WEEKphotos provided Haven on Earth Animal LeagueTriscuit And BlueberryHello, my name is Triscuit. I am a beautiful 1-year-old Calico kitty, and I recently had a litter of kittens. I am currently living with a foster family. I will be spayed and brought up to date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $100. Hi, Im Blueberry. I am a beautiful 1-year-old Russian Blue kitty with bright green eyes. I am a very shy little girl and really need to be in a quiet home with someone that will give me time to adjust. I am currently staying with a foster mom. I am spayed and up-to-date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $35. We are being cared for by Haven on Earth Animal League. For more information, call Diane at 860-833-4472 or email Triscuit Blueberry Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesVincent And Louise Hello, my name is Vincent. I am a 7-yearold male American bulldog mix who is the epitome of a gentle giant. I am a pretty chill guy that likes to play with my canine friends. I will go for strolls with our volunteers, but I prefer to lounge around and give you love and affection. My tail is always wagging with happiness.My adoption fee is $25. Hi, Im Louise. Im an 8-month-old female domestic shorthair who is as playful as you would expect a kitten to be. I will roll on my back as soon as I see you coming so that I can play with you. I love to zip up and down my cat tower and play hide and seek through the holes. My adoption fee is $50, and you can get a second kitty for free. 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 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Vincent ID# A735997 Louise ID# A737559


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Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate31B ISLAND SUN MAY 7, 2018 My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 7, 2018Aries (March 21 to April 19) Youve set a fast pace for yourself. But as you approach your goal, you might want to slow down a bit in order to take time to reassess your situation and make changes while you can. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) Patience continues to be a virtue for the Divine Bovine. So as eager as you might be to get things moving, remember that time is on your side. Make good use of it. Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. Cancer (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. Leo (July 23 to August 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. 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Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. Pisces (February 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. Born This Week: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travelrelated field? It was famed journalist and news anchor Edward R. Murrow who made the following sage observation: Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesnt mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. Thomas Jefferson was an inventor as well as a statesman, but he refused to take out patents on any of his ideas. He believed that inventions should benefit all of humanity, not just himself. 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