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Island sun

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Title:
Island sun
Uniform Title:
Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Place of Publication:
Sanibel, FL
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Island Sun, Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi - Co-Publishers
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2010
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Weekly
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English
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v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.

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Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
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26.442291 x -82.05777

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

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University of Florida
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MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET : 6:37 8:13 6:37 8:14 6:37 8:14 6:37 8:15 6:36 8:15 6:36 8:16 6:36 8:16 VOL. 25, NO. 47 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 25, 2018 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands by Jeff LysiakLast Thursday morning, 36 fourth grade students from The Sanibel School visited the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, spending an hour learning about the islands earliest settlers, what life on Sanibel was like a century ago, and touring several of the historic buildings located on the village grounds. After riding bicycles from the school, the group along with teachers Julie Wappes and Laura Wolf arrived at Shore Haven, the 1924 structure relo cated to the village from its original loca tion on San Carlos Bay. Inside, museum volunteer Lynne Campean shared her knowledge of Sanibels earliest settlers, the Calusa Indians, and the subsequent arrival of Spanish explorers. According to Campean, Sanibel was continued on page 10 Docent Clevie Goodwin, right, showing the group a replica of the Key Marco Cat, a 1,000-year-old artifact discovered during an 1896 archeological dig on Marco Island photos by Jeff Lysiak Lynne Campean leading the group of youngsters through the village Fourth Graders Take Trip Through Sanibel History Eden Oak Preserve Hearing Postponedby Jeff LysiakWhen more than 100 people visited the Lee County Hearing Examiners office last Friday morning to voice their opposition to a major residential development located off Shell Point Boulevard in South Fort Myers, those attending the hear ing expected an opportunity to have their voices heard. However, before any public comment was allowed, Hearing Examiner Laura Bellflower announced that the applicant for Eden Oak Preserve the Ontario, Canada-based Eden Oak, LLC had requested a continuance of the hearing, which was granted. The new hearing date for the Eden Oak Preserve application is Tuesday, September 25. It will be held at the office of the Lee County Hearing Examiner, located in Room 218 (second floor) of 1800 Monroe Street in Fort Myers. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. The project, which has been in the works for the past six years, has come under heavy scrutiny and opposition by environmental activists and local residents alike due to many reasons. Most notable are plans to construct the 55 single-family home development on 36 acres of land currently designated coastal mangrove wetlands; the develop ment would also include 55 boat slips in mangrove habitat which provides public protection from storm surges, flooding and designated critical habitat used by several endangered and listed species. According to Rae Ann Wessel, natural resource policy director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), development on this property has been proposed and appro priately rejected repeatedly over the past 40 years beginning with The Estuaries development in the 1970s. Weve been fighting it since 2012, said Wessel. The original plan called for 171 boat slips. The marina, clubhouse, multi-family and all but four single family units have been eliminated from the east side of Shell Point Boulevard. But this is all critical wetland habitat. Why in this day and age, with concerns about sea level rise, would we want to put people continued on page 13by Jeff LysiakVisitors from one of the leading travel booking websites recently ranked Sanibel as one of the top vacation destinations in North America, based upon reviewer experiences posted to the website during 2017. In an email sent to Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra on May 14 from Expedia Communication Specialistcontinued on page 44 Sanibel Island ranked the number 15 vacation destination photo courtesy ExpediaSanibel Selected Top Vacation Destination Remember Those Who Served

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3 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 New Gelli Printing Class Catching Onby Jeff LysiakOne recent innovation in the world of abstract art is beginning to catch on locally, as members of Sanibels Center 4 Life have taken to the Gelli printmaking process with plenty of enthusiasm and excitement. I started working with the Gelli process about four years ago, teaching classes at BIG ARTS, said instructor Bea Pappas. The old process used a food-based product that only lasted about three prints. But then somebody very smart came up with the idea for using silicone, which is resusable. For those who may be unaware, Gelli Printing is a form of art called monoprinting. Previously, artists used to have a press to transfer paints from the plate onto papers or fabrics. But with the creation of the Gelli plate, made of soft, reusable silicone, artists can apply paint onto the plate with a brayer, put the paper/fabric onto the plate, apply some pressure with their hands or a brayer, and the paint is transferred from the plate to the paper/fabric. Artists also have the freedom to blend multiple colors or incorporate a variety of textures using stamps, stencils, screens and found objects. Using the same paper/fabric several times, they can create an image containing multiple layers and patterns. During last weeks Gelli Printing class, four students observed the process with Pappas. They collaborated on ideas for improving their previously created artwork, suggesting different stencils, screens and materials to be used. Pappas brought along a number of materials to be used as canvases, and multiple colors of foil red, gold, silver, black, white and granite to be incorporated into each artists creations. Its a brilliant product and process, because you never know what youre gonna get unless you can think backwards. One of Pappas students, Linda Jennings, said that she took one of the Gelli Printing classes last year. I enjoyed it enough to come back again, she said. I also like that I can come upcontinued on page 4 From left, Deborah Butler, Bea Pappas, Linda Erhart, Anne Mitchell and Linda Jennings discussing what printmaking techniques and tools they will use during last weeks Gelli Printing class at Sanibels Center 4 Life photos by Jeff Lysiak Instructor Bea Pappas has been teaching Gelli Printing classes for the past four years Linda Erhart applies the Gelli liquid to her stencil

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 20184 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 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 rfntbb b b b b b b b Find us on bb tOpen Monday-Saturdaywww.threecraftyladies.com JAMES A. POSHEK II James A Poshek II (aka, Jaime, Monkey, Posh) of Estero passed away on May 16, 2018. He was born on July 15, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois. He is survived by his parents Patricia and James of Sanibel, his sister Kimberly of Naples and brother Kevin of Sanibel, and multiple aunts and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his brother Daniel. Jaime grew up in Ogden Dunes, Indiana and summered on Donnell Lake, Michigan. He enjoyed skiing, sailing and fishing at both homes. He graduated from Portage High School where he was on the soccer and tennis teams and did a lot of graphic art for the school. Jaime graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in marketing. He was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity and the Michigan State soccer team. Upon graduation, he lived on Orchard Lake, Michigan for 15 years and worked for O/E Systems marketing IBM computers. Jaime then moved to Sanibel where he was in management at The Sanctuary Golf Club. He later moved to Estero to continue his career in computer marketing where he worked for Adknowledge for 13 years. He worked most recently for their Reach Mobi division. Jaime was an avid traveler, skier and gardener. He was a gifted artist and his art is displayed in homes and businesses across the country. He was a talented self taught chef and prepared creative and innovative meals for co-workers, family and friends. His sense of humor was broad and unique and his imitations and jokes brought laughter to many. Jaime was a special person with the desire to always be happy, optimistic and sure. He loved everyone and was a true and loyal friend to many people across the country. His passing is an enormous loss to OBITUARY From page 3Gelli Classwith new ideas that might be used with another collage I already made. Another student, Anne Mitchell, explained that she enjoys the idea that nothing is wasted when it comes to the print-making process. Even the scrap paper that we use to clean our rollers doesnt get thrown away, she added. It can become your next piece of art. Gelli Printing with Bea Pappas is offered every Friday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. through August 31 at the Center 4 Life, located at 2401 Library Way. Cost is $20 per class for members and $25 per class for non-members. Supplies needed include a one-inch paintbrush, acrylic paints, water container and paper towels; all other materials will be supplied by the instructor. For more information, call 472-5743. his family and friends especially his Delta Chi brothers that he has had enduring relationships with for over 30 years. Jaime taught us all to live life full and he will continue to be a light along the way. His first memorial will be held at St. Isabel Catholic Church, 3559 SanibelCaptiva Road on Sanibel, on Friday, June 8 at 11 a.m. If you wish to make a memorial donation, please consider FISH of SanCap or St. Isabel Catholic Church. Anne Mitchell applying another layer to previously-created artwork photo by Jeff Lysiak

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5 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018Alcohol Ink ClassesAnita Gober will teach classes on Alcohol Ink techniques on Wednesday, May 30 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. In this class, you can practice different applications such as sticker, stamping, swiping, straw blowing or dabbing. Minimum of three people per class, maximum of 10. Cost is $35 per person with pre-payment and registration required.Parent & Child Cooking ClassA family cooking class will be held on Monday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. In this hands-on class, Chef Jarred will show kids and their parents simple recipes that are healthy, fun and delicious. On the menu is Carrot and Orange Cupcakes. Cost is $35 for the first two family members, each additional family member is $10. Pre-payment and registration required by noon Monday, June 4. Farm To Table DinnerOn Friday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a Farm to Table Dinner hands-on cooking class led by Chef Jarred. Menu includes Fig, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart, Traditional Coq Au Vin, and Lemon and Caramel Cream Puffs. Cost is $40 per person and pre-payment is required by noon Friday, June 8. Quick And Easy Meals Using 5 IngredientsThere will be a demonstration on Friday, June 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. on how to make quick and easy meals using five ingredients. Menu includes Crispy Calamari Salad, Tuna, Ginger and Lime Cakes, and Orange Polenta Cake with Citrus and Honey Syrup. Cost is $25 per person and prepayment is required by noon Friday, June 15. Summer Kids Cooking CampKids Cooking Camp is scheduled for the week of July 30 to August 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chef Jarred will continue his tour around the world with young chefs. Cost is $50 per child per day. Sign up for all or any day. Prepaid registration required by noon Friday, July 20. Some scholarships are available. Call for information on summer cooking classes on first Mondays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Baking ClassesProfessional French baker Andre Gratesol is teaching a series of baking classes on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Maximum 16 students, so sign up early. Cost is $50 per session. Yoga And Shell CraftingYoga classes continue in May on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 and 11:15 a.m. with Dr. Susan Pataky. Shell crafting lessons are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays. All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, visit www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. The Community House Resident Chef Jarred Harris, right, will lead a Farm to Table cooking class on June 15 photos provided Summer Kids Cooking Camp runs from July 30 to August 3 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. MILDRED E. HASSELMANMildred Estella Hasselman, 93, of Sanibel passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was born on April 25, 1925 in Brownville, New York to the late Earnest and Maybel Schaber. Mildred graduated from BrownvilleGlen Park High School and Watertown School of Commerce; she went on to work at the New York Port of Embarkation in Brooklyn, New York. Mildred met her husband of 64 years while working at the New York Central Railroad offices in New York City. After wedding at St. Patricks Cathedral, Mildred and Dick followed the typical railroad career, moving their family roughly 20 times within 42 years. After a stint of living in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania where Dick served as vice president for Penn Central Transportation and Conrail, Mildred and Dick relocated to Sanibel in 1996. Mildred was a parishioner of St. Isabel Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir. Civically, she was active in the Cub Scouts of America, where she served as Den Mother while rearing her sons. She also found joy working as a volunteer at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Mildred was fond of golfing, sewing, decorating and traveling. She is survived by loving husband, Richard B. Dick Hasselman; and sons, Richard Dwight of Fullerton, California, and James Christopher of Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 14 at St. Isabel Catholic Church, 3559 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. OBITUARY

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 20186 Periwinkle Place Shops Sanibel Island 239-472-4177 CongressJewelers.com SEALIFE FASHION DIAMONDS ESTATE SAVE UP TO 30%On Specially Selected Sealife by Congress Collection.SALE ENDS FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST Richard and Mead Johnson are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter, Bailie, with a bachelor of science in business management from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). She will now pursue her master of business administration degree at FGCU. Bailie plans to continue her career in the family business, Sanibel Packing Company with a focus on Sanibel Catering Company by Baileys. Bailie Johnson photo provided GRADUATION Vacation Bible School OfferedSt. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church invites elementary school children between ages 5 and 12 to attend Vacation Bible School. Classes will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon June 11 through 15 on the church campus. Children from Sanibel-Captiva and Fort Myers are all welcome to join in as well as visiting children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. St. Michaels Parish Nurse Wendy Warner, RN, and her daughter Meghan Warner, the church youth leader, lead this fun week of learning, singing and activities. Wendy, who has served as the St. Michaels nurse for three years, is also a member of the church Sunday School teaching team. A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Meghan has led the church youth group for three years. She has also been a counselor at the Diocesan summer camp for children. Both Wendy and Meghan have taken leadership roles with Girl Scouts of the USA. Vacation Bible School learning activities promote understanding of the Bible stories in ways that children with different learning styles can grasp, and have fun doing it. Small group lessons and individual learning, in such areas as painting, cooking and music, allow participants to be creative and artistically expressive about the meaning behind the stories. Snacks and lunch are provided each day, and there is no charge to attend. To register, call 472-2173 by Friday, June 8. Vacation Bible School participants with school co-leader Meghan Warner, center 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! Adult & Kids Ts sizes XS-XL3 for $23XXL 3 for $29 1157 Periwinkle Way 472-6991 472-8080Open 7 Days 9:00am til 9:00pm SheSellsSeaShellsSanibel.comWE SHIP!FREE GIFT!20% OffAny Single Item(cash sales only)Good with coupon not valid on sale items SUN SHARK TOOTH NECKLACES $10 & UP 20% OFFLARGE SELECTIONALL GATOR HEADS & NECKLACESNOW 20% OFFVoted The Best Shell Shop in SW Florida -News Press Readers Poll 2000-2017 Voted The Best Gift Shop in SW Florida 2017 Winner Best Shell Shop -Islander/Island Reporter Readers Poll 2000-2017 2015 Best Craft Shop & Best Gift Shop An Ocean Boutique SEE OUR SHELL SCOOPSWELCOME VISITORS Remember Their Service Vacation Bible School Ready To LaunchRolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School (VBS) is about to launch at Sanibel Community Church, located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. Dianna Anderson is gearing up to take the kids on a white water rafting adventure with God. If your child is in preschool through completed fifth grade, you wont want to miss out on the fun. VBS runs June 4 through 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. Activities include dinner, exciting new music, amazing science, creative crafts, fun recreation and memorable Bible stories that help children know God is always with them as they ride the rapids of life. There is no charge to attend. For more information or to register your child, call Holly at 472-2684. Dianna Anderson is ready for some white water rafting photo provided

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7 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL ISLAND PHARMACY Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 8 years in a row! We are ready for all your needs with: Specially Formatted Bite & Itch Lotion Natural No-See-Um Repellent We also oer rental of Walkers, Wheelchairs Crutches Special Orders Welcome Deliveries AvailableCaring for you and about you Heath MartPHARMACY 239-472-6188Fax 239-472-6144 Pharmacist Reggie Mathai Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Pe riwink le Wa y In the Palm Ridge Plaza In the Palm Ridge Plaza We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound careEvery Day Items Also!Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare DWe specialize in Customer SatisfactionBite and Itch LotionSmall Store Feel, National Chain JD Powers Award P ALM R IDGE P LACE P ALM R IDGE P LACEStop by and see why the locals love us! 239.395.2525 39 yearsCurtains Window Treatments Furniture & Accessories Plantation Shutters Custom Upholpstery Countertops Backsplashes Kitchen Remodeling Bathroom Remodeling Flooring Painting Sanibels FavoriteDelicatessen Pizza Homemade Dough And SauceRegular or Thin CrustSmall 12 Regular Crust Cheese 11.95 Toppings 75 each Large 16 Regular Crust Cheese 13.95 Toppings 1.00 each TOPPINGS: Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham, Meatballs, Bacon, Capicola, Mushrooms, Onions, Black Olives, Green Olives, Green Peppers, Banana Peppers, Jalapeos, Pineapple, Anchovies, Tomatoes, Spinach, Extra CheeseSPECIALTY PIZZAS Large Only 16The Untanned Tourist 17.95White Pizza, Olive Oil, Garlic, Spinach, Mozzarella, Italian SeasoningDiana Ross Supreme 17.95Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Onions, Black Olives, SausageChest Grabber (Meat Lovers) 17.95Pepperoni, Sausage, Meatballs, Ham, Bacon Tree Hugger (Veggie Lovers) 17.95Mushrooms, Onion, Black Olives, Green Peppers, TomatoesThe Noreaster 18.95Blue Cheese, Celery, Bu alo Chicken Meat, Mozzarella CheeseMargherita 18.95Olive Oil, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Basil, Oregano, TomatoesSanibel Lighthouse 18.95Lo-Cal Veggie With Spinach, Tomatoes, Broccoli And Low Fat CheeseSam & Ellas BBQ Chicken 17.95Chicken, BBQ Sauce, Mozzarella CheeseChicken Wings Hot, Medium, Mild, BBQ 10 pc 7.50 / 20 pc 14.95 / 30 pc 20.00 Chicken Finger Basket with fries 8.25Chicken Fingers Bu alo Style 8.25Side of French Fries 2.25 Served Hot & Delicious!!! Prepared Meals TO GO Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt & Hard Serve Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Sundaes, Flurries Featuring Organic Co ees Delicious Breakfast Foods, Fresh Baked Pastries & Mu ns, Salads, Sandwiches, Subs, Homemade Soups FREE DELIVERY 4 CLOSE Deli Meats Sliced To Go Beer & Wine Best Co ee on the Island!1.89 2.22 2.59 8 Cup Box of Joe 12.00 ClassicsEspresso Single 1.60 Double 2.10Cappuccino Single 2.60 Double 3.20La e Small 3.20 Large 3.70 Add any avor .50Caf Mocha Small 3.20 Large 3.70Caramel Macchiato Espresso, Caramel, Steamed Milk, Whipped Cream Small 3.15 Large 3.85Depth Charge Small 2.65 Large 3.00 Shot of Espresso in Brewed Co eeAmericano Small 1.95 Large 2.50 Espresso mellowed with Hot WaterIced Co ee Large 3.20Blended Co ee Large 3.50Chai La e Small 3.20 Large 3.75Tea 2.00 CAFFEINE FREE: Ask for any of the above to make with Decaf if you would prefer!Fountain Soda Pop 20 oz. 1.50 32 oz. 2.00BAGELS 1.25With Cream Cheese add .75 With Peanut Bu er add .75DESSERTS Check our case for todays homemade selections!!Cookies Baked Daily 1.50 239-472-2555 Side of French Fries 2.25 Winner BEST PIZZA Taste of the IslandsGo west on Periwinkle Way. Veer right onto Palm Ridge Road passing The Village Shoppes on right. We are located in the plaza across from CVS.If you cant nd us call us! Where, Oh Where, Is Sanibel Deli & Co ee? Winner Best Pizza Taste of the Islands BEST PIZZA BEST PIZZA BEST PIZZA Scratch & Sniff Winner BEST PIZZA Taste of the Islands GF GF GF GF GF GF GF GF GF GF GF Serving Pizza & Wings Frozen Yogurt & So MUCH MORE Favorite Dn I r Tk O WINNER Best Pizza Taste of the Islands BOARS HEAD Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner & LaterPizza & Wings Ice Cream Gluten Free Options & So MUCH MORE!239-472-2555www.sanibeldeli.com BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNERHappy Hour 4pm-6pm Draft Beer & House WineGreat Casual Dining239-472-9283 www.TidewaterBistro.comMon-Sat 8am-9pm Sun 8am-3pmWe will accept any Kiwanis coupon. See server for full details. www.MacIntoshBooks.com 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.1447HOURSMon-Fri 9:30am-7pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm Jennifer SchiffBook SigningJune 5th 4-6pm Sanibels First Beauty/Barber est. 1951 www.SanibelBeautySalon.com (239) 472-1111 SanBeautys@aol.com Remember those who are gone, celebrate and honor those who came home From Deena, Marisa, Lucinda, Andy, Tom, Linda & MaryAnne

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 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: press@islandsunnews.com, E-mail: ads@islandsunnews.com 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 Low-Speed Vehicle Rental Business Application Deniedby Jeff LysiakMembers of the Sanibel Planning Commission deliberated for more than two and a half hours on Tuesday over an application seeking conditional use approval to bring a low-speed, electricpowered vehicle rental business to the island. And similar to a nearly identical business application submitted in late 2016, commissioners voted to deny the application based upon it being in conflict with the objectives of the Sanibel Plan, conditions set forth in the Land Development Code and concerns over safety. Laura DeBruce and Jeffrey Blackman, owners of Sanibel Carts, LLC, submitted an application to open a low-speed vehicle rental business within the Palm Ridge Place Shopping Center. They planned on an inventory of seven street-legal, solar/electric vehicles (five of them four-passenger vehicles, with the other two six-passenger vehicles) that would be rented out of Suite 15 of the commercial building. The applicant indicates that only seven carts will be rented out at any given time, and that if all carts have been rented, no additional carts will be brought onsite and made available for rent, the planning department staff report reads, in part. Vehicles would only be rented to drivers age 21 or older, and drivers would be informed to only operate those vehicles on city roadways (i.e. not on the shared use path or off-road). Josh Ooyman, city planner, stated during his presentation of the application that the planning department had several objections to items proposed by DeBruce and Blackman. Staff finds that the proposed low-speed vehicles contain similarities to the means of transportation discussed in this statement, and therefore should be viewed in the same light as having the potential to exacerbate traffic delays, he said. The safety hazard aspect also bears consideration as low-speed vehicles could create unsafe situations on roadways with respect to faster traffic. Another objection noted by Ooyman was that the proposed business would not comply with the Sanibel Plans goal of reducing the volume of traffic on Sanibel. Staff finds that the proposed rental vehicles, although battery-powered and more environmentallyfriendly than the common automobile, will still provide increased opportunities for automobile usage on-island and place additional demand on the natural infrastructure and roadway systems, he added. Are we being too exclusive here with regards to the Sanibel Plan? asked Commissioner Roger Grogman. Roy Gibson, senior planner and acting director of planning, stated that slower moving vehicles contribute to traffic backing up on island roadways. Other vehicles attempting to pass the low-speed rental carts is the primary concern for safety. These vehicles will definitely slow things down, even if there are only seven of them, said Commissioner Karen Storjohann. During her presentation to commissioners, DeBruce stated that she and her husband were surprised by the inconsistencies between our report and the staff report, which she noted they only received on Friday following four months of meetings and email communications with the planning department. She suggested that offering solar/electric-powered vehicles conforms with the ideals of living on a sanctuary island. Every time someone drives a (solar/electric) cart, it will benefit wildlife, it will benefit the air, and it will benefit water quality, said DeBruce, who also explained that their environmentally-friendly vehicles are more compact than standard automobiles, SUVs and trucks. Blackman stated that he thought it was ironic that they received the citys staff report only after a report in opposition of the application submitted by the Committee of the Islands was published online. Low-speed vehicles do not take up space, they do not harm the environment and they do not contribute to traffic fatalities, he said. After fielding questions from several members of the commission, DeBruce reiterated that there had been no indication from her communications with the planning department that their proposal would conflict with the Sanibel Plan, and that she had spent in excess of $10,000 towards the planning of the business. Weve been told that sometimes the planning commission does not agree with the planning department staff, said DeBruce. I turn to you, the planning commission, and hope that this will be one of those times. Gibson noted that the planning department staff reviews every application page-by-page, and that their report is prepared objectively and independent of public comment received by the city. During discussions on the application, a number of commissioners questioned whether any low-speed vehicle rental business could be approved on Sanibel, what protective devices and safety features are included on the vehicle, and if the applicant had considered requesting a continuance of their proposal in order to address the planning departments concerns. Commissioners Richard Johnson and Chuck Ketteman discussed the dilemma of allowing off-island rental businesses on Captiva and in Fort Myers that use large commercial trucks with trailers bringing street-legal carts onto Sanibel, but not allowing such a business to be based on the island. Bruce Rogers, former director of Sanibels planning department, stated during public comment that he objected to the application because it conflicts with the Sanibel Plan. It is apparent that any proposal, including this one, which puts additional motor vehicles on Sanibel roads is not in accord with the Sanibel Plan, said Rogers. If the city is persuaded that rental of these type of vehicles would be a desirable addition to Sanibel, then the proper procedure would be to amend the Sanibel Plan and Land Development Code to permit this use and set out standards for approval. Its a big, big safety issue, added Claudia Burns. After some additional deliberation and comments, Commissioner Dirk DeWerff made a motion to approve denial of the application, which was seconded by Commission Chair Dr. Phillip Marks, the motion passed by a 6 to 1 vote, with Grogman casting the lone dissenting vote. Storjohann suggested that the issue of permitting low-speed vehicle rental businesses on Sanibel needs to be addressed at the planning commissions subcommittee level. I think weve created a problem, she added. In other business, commissioners approved a variance that would allow a boat dock to be relocated closer than 15 feet from the side property lines as extended into the water, the installation of a new elevator-style boat lift to extend approximately 9.2 feet farther than the maximum permitted waterward extension, and allowing the boat lift to be located closer than 15 feet from the extended side property lines. The request was submitted by property owners Randy Wayne White and Wendy Webb for their dock parcel located at 6428 Pine Avenue. Although the reduction of the terminal platform width would further reduce the variance to the waterward extension, staff finds that the proposed lift does not project into the waterway or obstruct the navigable channel more than a boat moored adjacent to the existing dock, the staff report concluded. The White/Webb variance request was approved, 6 to 1. At the beginning of the meeting during public comment, several residents spoke out in objection of a proposed subdivision action for a property located at 3869 West Gulf Drive. The owner of the lot proposes to subdivide the parcel for the development of four single-family homes. City Attorney Ken Cuyler suggested that members of the commission not get too involved into this since the application is still being reviewed by the planning department staff. This is far too important for the planning department to handle by themselves, said Dr. Steve Brown, a neighboring resident of the parcel, who also suggested that the application be heard by the Sanibel City Council. He added that approving the subdivision would open Pandoras box since it conflicts with principles of the Sanibel Plan. There is no timetable for the planning commissions consideration of the 3869 West Gulf Drive parcel application.

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9 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 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. fl.goarch.org, 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 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 11, 2018 thru April 28, 2019 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 CHURCHDr. 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, 472-2684SANIBEL 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. sanibelucc.org. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH Pastor Reverend Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m., Sunday Mass 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., Sunday May through October 9:30 a.m. only. Daily Mass Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 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, saintmichaels-sanibel.org, 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, ryi39@aol.com, 433-4901.

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201810 All events held at American Legion Post 123 4249 San-Cap Road (Mile Marker 3), Sanibel, Florida For Details Call 472-9979 10th Annual Sunday, May 27thOpening Ceremonies @ High Noon Food and Fun For All Ages( Bring the whole family ) Cornhole Tournament All Day(singles/doubles)1pm-? From page 1Fourth Gradersuninhabited during the American Civil War. In 1868, William Smith and his son arrived on the island to establish a castor bean plantation. Around this same period, commercial fisherman Terevo Padilla opened fishing camps on Sanibel and Captiva. Sanibel was opened to homesteading in 1884, and any American citizen over the age of 21 could acquire as much as 160 acres of land, providing he or she resided on the property for five years and paid proving fees, a sign inside the villages Rutland House explained. Some women held title to land as their husbands had fought for the Confederacy and could not own land. Inside the Rutland House, museum docent Clevie Goodwin talked about what life was like inside a typical cracker-style home 100 years ago. Built of hard Florida pine in 1913, the structure features a wide hallway and strategically placed doors and windows that allow for better circulation, keeping the house cooler during hot summer months. Emilie Alfino, executive director of the museum, explained that the facility welcomes students from The Sanibel School on a yearly basis. We try and teach them the ways our island pioneers used to live, and how that differs from how we live today, she said, adding that some of the most popular experiences featured during the tour are how early settlers kept house, what clothes they wore and how they dealt with mosquitoes. According to Alfino, the fourth graders are also interested to learn that Sanibel used to be home to several farms and plantations. Some of the tools they used to use are positively prehistoric, she added. And all the work used to be done with mules there werent any tractors back then. Making their way through the village, the group visited the Morning Glories Cottage, a Sears & Roebuck kit home Volunteer Lynne Campean describing the process of how a visible gas pump works in front of the Old Bailey General Store photos by Jeff Lysiak Volunteer Annette Pacyga, left, gave out replica Spanish gold coins to every student

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11 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018Youth Ministry End Of School Year CelebrationOn Wednesday, May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., Sanibel Community Church H2O Student Ministries high school group will be celebrating the end of the school year with a small group night at the beach. A fun-filled night is planned with beach volleyball, songs by the fire and roasting hot dogs and smores over the fire. During the evening, students will challenge the leaders to a game of beach volleyball, plus a guys verses girls challenge. High school students are invited to bring various items to create smores, such as chocolate-covered mint cookies, toasted coconut marshmallows, chocolatecovered peanut butter cookies or some leftover Memorial Day treats. The evening will wrap up with acoustic songs by the fire and some time for students to unwind, chat and make plans for their summer vacation. 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 from 6 to 8 p.m. for high school students (Wednesday night meetings will be on summer break starting June 6), and on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. at 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-denomination congregation located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Volunteers Needed July 4The Sanibel-Captiva Independence Day Parade Committee is looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of tasks before, during and after the parade, which will be held on Wednesday, July 4. For more information, contact Mary Bondurant at 839-3633. purchased from a catalog and built in 1925. People would assemble these kit homes like a puzzle, or like Legos, Campean told the students. And a lot of the people who built these homes only had a fourth or fifth grade education. At the Old Bailey General Store, Campean described to the youngsters what the experience of buying gasoline for your automobile was like in the early 20th century, demonstrating the practice with one of the two visible gas pumps displayed in front of the building. Inside, Goodwin told the group how the store operated, with clerks assigned to pick up items on a shoppers grocery list and bag them for delivery to their homes. Students also asked questions about some of the antique grocery items on display. According to Goodwin, the original Baileys store was destroyed by the 1926 hurricane. It was later rebuilt on higher land next to San Carlos Bay. Later, the group visited the 1926 Post Office, Miss Charlottas Tea Room and the Sanibel School House for White Children, where they saw what a typical classroom open to all grade levels looked like in the late 1800s. I just love seeing the wonder in their eyes that things were actually very different in the olden days, said Campean. Wappes also explained that her class is studying a curriculum based upon the history of Sanibel and old Florida. They learn all about the people that were here before us, she said, and that technology has changed so much in a rather short amount of time. Following their visit to the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, fourth graders will write a reflection piece about their experience, what they saw and what they learned. The kids are old enough now to ride their bikes to places all over the island. Weve also ridden to SCCF and the shell museum, added Wappes. Its a real bonding experience for them. Fun Facts About Sanibel History 500 BC to 1500 AD Native Americans inhabit Southwest Florida, including the Calusa Indians 1500 to 1700 Spanish explorers discover Floridas Gulf Coast 1833 A group of New York investors sell farm land on Sanybel 1884 Sanibel Lighthouse (Point Ybel Light) arrives via schooner, but sinks two miles from land 1896 First schoolhouse on Sanibel opens 1899 Telephone service activated on island 1918 Wooden bridge connecting Sanibel and Captiva built 1926 Ferry service between Fort Myers and Sanibel established 1942 Electric service begins on Sanibel 1963 Sanibel Causeway opens 1974 Sanibel incorporates as a city

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Plant SmartGolden Crownbeardby Gerri ReavesGolden crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides) is a common nonnative wildflower that was once cultivated in Florida and has now become naturalized. Many people consider it a weed, for it can be invasive. Its commonly found in disturbed areas and undeveloped lots, growing two to three feet high. It is found in most of the continental U.S. and is a problem plant in Hawaii. A member of the aster, or daisy, family, it is also called skunk daisy, cowpen daisy and butter daisy, the latter because of its rich yellow color. It blooms mostly in spring and summer and is a nectar source for bees. The composite flower heads, which can be up to a couple of inches across, appear on long branched hairy stalks. Both the tiny disk flower and the surrounding ray flowers are yellow, and the rays are three-toothed. The ovate or somewhat triangular leaves are grayish green and hairy on the undersides. They are toothed and mostly opposite in arrangement. This wildflower is a fast-grower and requires full sun. Native American tribes in the southwestern U.S. use this plant as an emetic and to treat stomach and skin problems and spider bites. It is toxic to some grazing animals such as sheep and goats, and it is deer resistant. Sources: Florida Ethnobotany by Daniel F. Austin, The Guide to Florida Wildflowers by Walter Kingsley Taylor, www.regionalconservation.org, www. sagebud.com, and www.wildflower.org. Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. Golden crownbeard is a non-native wildflower of the aster family photo by Gerri ReavesISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201812 Or consider not using any rat poisons at all. Instead, seal all entry points to your home. Help SCCF Bring Back the Barn OwlsSCCF 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 EXPERIENCE: HUNDREDS OF SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPES300 Center Road, Fort Myers FL 33907 PHONE 239.939.9663 FAX 239.939.8504www.NoLawn.com www.AllNative.bizOPEN DAILY: 9 to 5 Mon Sat 10 to 3 SunOUR NURSERY FEATURES OVER 200 SPECIES OF NATIVE PLANTS ON SEVERAL ACRES Buttery Gardens Wildlife/Bird Sanctuaries We also offer landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance. submitted by Leah BieryIn April and May, Sanibel Sea School hosted groups of students from eight local schools for marine biology centered field trips. Each program was carefully designed to complement the students classroom-based learning, and the majority of participating schools requested and received partial or full scholarships, which are made possible by the nonprofit organizations donorsupported scholarship fund. The field trips were held at Causeway Islands Park, and students rotated through stations that included activities such as surfing, seining, a squid dissection and, in some cases, a boat trip to a snorkeling location. We love hosting field trips, said educator Johnny Rader. Its fun to see the same teachers return year after year, and the kids are always so excited to be outside. Visiting schools included Orangewood Elementary, Allen Park Elementary, Manatee Elementary, Cape Elementary, St. Francis Xavier School, Canterbury School, Tanglewood Elementary and Villas Elementary. A total of 825 students were able to attend, up from about 650 last spring. We are thrilled to see our field trip program growing, said Director of Education Nicole Finnicum. The time between Easter and the summer, when our camps begin, is usually very slow for us. Its amazing to be able to stay busy exploring with school groups and put our scholarship funds to great use. Educator Shannon Stainken assisted Canterbury School students with a squid dissection photo providedMarine Science Field Trips Offer Outdoor Learning

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13 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 MAY 2018MUSEUM SPONSOR CANT COME TO THE MUSEUM? WE CAN BRING THE MOLLUSKS TO YOU!ShellMuseum.org/mollusks-on-the-move3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 (239) 395-2233 Open Daily, 10 a.m. p.m. Sea School Taking Teen Campers To Belize This Summersubmitted by Leah BieryAfter a successful expedition in 2017, Sanibel Sea School will once again offer an educational, biology-focused trip to Belize for teens this summer. Open to participants ages 15 to 18, the program will run from July 30 to August 8, and will include time spent in the jungle and on a remote island close to pristine coral reef habitat. Campers will land in Belize City, then travel to Blue Creek Field Station in the Belizean rainforest, where they will stay in rustic accommodations, learn about the ecosystem, and take part in activities like guided nature hikes, river tubing and wildlife observation. Last year, we saw monkeys, toucans, tarantulas and so much more. In the jungle, you are completely surrounded by creatures and you can hear and see them all the time, said the organizations Director of Education, Nicole Finnicum. Next, the group will move by boat to South Water Caye. From there, they will take daily trips to the Belize Barrier Reef to snorkel. Participants will learn about coral reef conservation, practice identifying coral reef species, and develop critical skills for engaging in scientific inquiry and research. The South Water Caye Marine Reserve is a marine protected area, and it is home to some of the most pristine patches of reef in this part of the world, said Finnicum. There is so much biodiversity, including everything from cleaner shrimps to nurse sharks. There will also be plenty of opportunities for creativity, with time each day for writing and making art. Meals will consist of local delicacies like beans and rice, fried plantains and fresh seafood. Other program highlights will include beach walks, lounging in the many hammocks at both field stations, and playing games in the evening. For younger students, ages 11 to 15, who are interested in coral reef ecology, Sanibel Sea School will also offer two weeks of camp on Big Pine Key, located in the Florida Keys. To learn more and register for these and other camp sessions, visit www. sanibelseaschool.org. Participants in Sanibel Sea Schools expedition to Belize will take daily trips to snorkel on a coral reef photo providedFrom page 1Eden Oakin a wetland zone like this? On May 4, the Lee County Department of Community Development submitted its staff report recommending denial of the rezoning application. Regardless of the density proposed by the request, the request is inconsistent with Lee Plan goals, objectives and policies intended to limit density within the Coastal High Hazard Area, the report reads, in part. Moreover, the request, if approved, will adversely impact environmentally critical and sensitive areas and natural resources. In addition to concerns about habiat loss for several marine species including the smalltooth sawfish, diamondback terrapin and manatees, birds like mangrove cuckoos and American bald eagles would also be affected due to increased boat traffic. Another concern is for public safety. Should Eden Oak Preserve be permitted to construct a major residential development off Shell Point Boulevard, traffic congestion for the lone evacuation route affecting the residents of the retirement community along with people who live on Sanibel, Captiva and in South Fort Myers could prove to be catastrophic. This area is in the evacuation zone for the most minimal of storms, so permitting additional development in wetlands in this flood prone region is in conflict with public safety, said Wessel. Evacuation and flooding risks are substantial before the addition of the proposed additional units. For additional information or to submit comments on the Eden Oak Preserve development, send an email to arodriguez4@leegov.com or rsweigert@ leegov.com, call 533-8100 or write to Lee County Community Development & Zoning, 1500 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

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Rainy Season Has Begun by Capt. Matt MitchellWe now have had a low pressure weather system sit right on top of us for more than a week. It has brought rain daily coming both day or night. With a lot more moisture funneling in lots of tropical moisture from the south, dodging rain has become part of the game if you want to get out and go fishing. These prevailing south winds did bring some higher than normal tides and some good mangrove and oyster bar redfish action. Catch-and-release snook fishing in and around the passes is finally getting fired up, although tarpon fishing unfortunately has not been great most days this week due to gusty south winds that made locating fish tough if not impossible at times. The upcoming full moon at the end of May traditionally marks the best time of year to catch snook and trout out on the beaches. These fish are now making that annual move out through the passes to the beaches, bringing anglers some of the most outstanding action of the year as they stack up in huge numbers to spawn. Dirty stirredup water in the passes from all the rain is just what we have been waiting on for our catch-and-release snook bite to go off. Target these snook in all the local passes until you work out which tide they are feeding better on. Pinfish and grunts are becoming the bait of choice now in the passes as we get closer to our summer months. Fishing for the next few days will bring some challenging slow-to-no tide patterns. My go-to during lousy tides is to target the passes as these will be the only places that we may see at least a little water movement. Another option during bad tide days is to target channel markers with structure to catch both gag grouper and a few tripletail. During these slow tides, its also possible to fish the rocky structure in our deeper passes as you can hold the boat right on top of it. Although gag grouper season is closed, these hard-hitting fish are still a challenge to catch. Use just enough weight to get a live pinfish to the bottom and try to fish straight up and down to increase your chances of getting them away from the structure. If we do get a few calmer wind days, it should still be relatively easy to locate tarpon both out along the beaches and in the sound. Weather is the biggest factor in this fishery as options get less and less the harder the wind blows. While running and covering lots of water this week, I did manage to locate some rolling tarpon in the middle and northern sound, but we were unsuccessful in getting them to take bait even though they rolled and circled our live crabs several times. Once you do find tarpon, thats half the battle, the other half is getting them to bite. Some days they do it, some days they just dont. 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 press@islandsunnews.com or call 395-1213. Dr. Dan from Sanibel with a quality snook caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week photo provided ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201814 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than FishIngested shing gear can kill birds, reptiles and mammals BILL FISCHER

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15 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 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 rf rfn tbf rf ntb rnn rnn r f rnnr rnnr frnn rnnf n rnnr rnt frnnr br n rf rn 2018-05-24_SAN_Print.indd 1 5/22/18 10:35 AM Check out our new look!

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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. For reservations, contact David Waszmer, Visitor Education Center and gift shop manager at 472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Friday, May 25, 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 25, 11 a.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Owls of Southwest Florida (daily presentation). Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida, specifically the five species of nocturnal hunters known as owls. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Monday, May 28, Closed Happy Memorial Day! Tuesday, May 29, 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 contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a keystone species. CROWs presenter explains why they are admitted how the medical staff treats this species. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Wednesday, May 30, 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 30, 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 veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and share their favorite patient stories. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Thursday, May 31, 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 31, 11 a.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey (daily presentation). Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida.One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201816 www.SanibelDoubleD.comLicensed & Insured Locally Owned & Operated Since 2007TAXI Service 239.472.3458BEST RATES Serving Sanibel & Captiva IslandsSanibel Double D, LLCDESIGNATED DRIVERS For All Your Island Needs Dinners Deliveries Shopping Late Nights Doctors Appts.Airport Transportation LLC Resort Umbrella Solutions www.Resort-Umbrella-Solutions.com www.TiltThePole.com Maximize Shade Maintain Shade Shade All Day LongMaximum Shade by Tilting the Pole Many styles and colors American Legion Post 123American Legion Post 123 is hosting its 10th annual Redneck Olimpics this Sunday, May 27. Opening ceremonies begin at high noon. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of food and fun. Try your luck at the nail driving contest, beer can toss, belching contest, watermelon bowling, tire toss, lizard catch and release, among other redneck challenges. Bring your rustiest tool, dirtiest sneakers or dirty work truck, if you choose to be judged. There will be a cornhole tournament all day, singles and doubles, beginning at 1 p.m. The following Sunday, June 3, a meatloaf dinner is on the menu from 1 to 8 p.m. 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. Flags will be retired at 6 p.m. on Flag Day, Thursday, June 14. Post 123 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.

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CROW Case Of The Week: Roseate Spoonbill by Bob PetcherThe roseate spoonbill ( Platalea ajaja ) is a long-legged, medium-sized wading bird that has been called majestic and flamboyant not necessarily in the same sentence. The plumage of an immature spoonbill is a pale pink and becomes a brighter and more impressive pink color as it grows into an adult. Roseate spoonbills sport an oddly shaped bill that resembles and works like a spoon. With it, they feed in shallow waters, walking forward slowly while swinging their heads from side to side. This sweeping action with their wide flat bills helps to sift muck and enables them to detect their next meal by feel. Once they detect the prey on their bill, they snap it closed, often swallowing the catch whole. Interestingly, this social bird is only one of six species of spoonbills found in the world and the only one spotted in the Americas. Similar to balding men, they actually lose their feathers from the top of the head as they get older. Roseate spoonbills are mostly found in coastal Florida, Texas and southwest Louisiana. They went through an early period of being endangered, but have made a comeback, including a 6.5-percent increase in a recent 50-year span. At CROW, a juvenile roseate spoonbill was admitted to the hospital from JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge with an injured wing. An intake exam and x-rays revealed the bird had a fractured right major metacarpal. The patient was taken into surgery a day after intake, and three cross pins were placed in the bone. The injury was a fracture of the major metacarpal bone, which is a bone towards the edge of the wing. The fracture was close to the carpus joint, which can make full healing difficult, but we were able to stabilize it with an external fixator, said Dr. Malka Spektor, CROW veterinary intern. The surgery involved first realigning the bone, then drilling pins into the segments and connecting them with an external bar for stabilization. A straw was placed across the pins, and methyl methacrylate glue was applied into the straw to maintain rigidity and support. This is known as an external fixator. Once in place, the pin placement and incision sites were covered in triple antibiotic ointment and bandaged. The wing was placed in a figure-8 wrap to immobilize the wing. The purpose for the cross pins and external fixator are to be able to align and stabilize the fracture. If we placed a pin into the bone, it would have involved the joint, which can prevent full healing in the long run, said Dr. Spektor. The pins and fixator are a great option for stabilization of the fracture without causing too much trauma to the rest of the wing. After a few days in the figure-8 bandage, the patient was switched to a body wrap, a move that produced less restriction in the wing area, said Dr. Spektor. The pins will stay in until the bone builds a strong callus so it is stable on its own, which usually takes three to four weeks, she noted. After two weeks at the clinic, the patients condition is improving in a slow but sure fashion. The spoonbill is getting physical therapy every three days to prevent contracture of the wing while it is healing, added Dr. Spektor. The spoonbill will likely be with us for at least a few more weeks while we wait for the bone to heal, and for the patient to rebuild strength. The patient eats well, and seems to be doing well through the healing process so far. 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 www. crowclinic.org. Patient #18-1768 after undergoing surgery photo by Brian Bohlman SUN 17 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 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

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Shell Of The Week (Part One)Lightning Whelkby Jos H. Leal, PhD, BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum Science Director and CuratorThe Lightning Whelk, Sinistrofulgur sinistrum (Hollister, 1958), is one of the local molluscan celebrities, not only because of its large size, but also thanks to very special features that make this species truly remarkable. For instance, unlike most gastropods, which are right-handed, the Lightning Whelk has a left-handed shell (shell opening to the right with shell spire pointing up). Abnormally right-handed Lightning Whelks are very uncommon, but may be found on rare occasions. Male individuals in this species are considerably smaller than females, with females attaining up to 16 inches in length, and mature males reaching only about half that size. Pure-white (albinos or albinistic) shells are not uncommon, but the color of the animal in those white-shelled abnormalities is always the usual velvety jet-black. Next week we will explore more about this great local species. Learn more about local mollusks and their shells at www.shellmuseum.org/shells/southwestflorida-shells and www.shellmuseum.org/ blog. 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 www. shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum.org. The Lightning Whelk, Sinistrofulgur sinistrum. From left, world size record shell, about 16 inches, from off Carrabelle, Florida; shell from Captiva, about 4.5 inches; right-handed shell from Estero Bay, about nine inches. photo by Jos H. Leal ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201818 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 www.iltesoro.net 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 rfnf nrtbf frf nf frr nfnfr r 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. shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233.

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201820 Cocktails Outdoor Dining Gi Shop The New Island Favorite! Ding Tarpon Tournament Breaks RecordsThe 7th annual Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament on May 11 topped previous years fundraising efforts by netting $120,000 from tournament sponsorships, donations and silent auction proceeds to benefit the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The tournament also broke the record for fish caught, set in the first year of the tournament. Anglers photo-recorded 49 tarpon catches this year, compared to as few as two and as many as 39 in the previous six years. The 2018 tournament paid out $29,300 in prizes to five winning teams out of the 55 registered teams. The first place prize of $13,185 went to Team Costa with Caloosahatchee Cowboy Charters members including Capt. Josh Constantine, Chris Magnano, Kyle Potts and Chris Mills for catching six fish total. It was a great day of fishing, said Constantine, who pulled in three of the teams fish. Catching a giant tarpon, thats good every time. Four teams caught four tarpon each to take the remaining four cash prizes, ranked according to when they recorded their first tarpon catch of the day. Team Doc Fords pulled in the days second tarpon at 7:31 a.m., nabbing the secondplace award of $7,325. Team Mabry Electric won $4,395 for third place; Team Barker Boatworks, $2,930 for fourth place; and Team Captiva Cruises, $1,465 for fifth place. Awards were also given for female angler to Deb Powers from Team Fishin Divas, senior angler to Brian Bartholomew from Team Poondoggers, amateur team to Team On Island, and others who caught fish that day. One hundred percent of the anglers registration fees goes to the awards purse, said tournament organizer Birgie Miller, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Thats why our sponsorship partners are so important to us. They pay the costs for putting on the tourney and contribute to the charity proceeds. DDWS organizes the annual tournament with Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille of Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island as the title sponsor. Tournament social events took place at the Fort Myers Beach location. To date, the tarpon tournament has raised nearly $450,000 for refuge water research, wildlife research and education, said Miller. We cant thank Doc Fords enough for their incredible show of support these past seven years. Theyve already committed for the 2019 tourney, which will take place next May, the date to be determined by choice of the winning team. We are so grateful for this fundraiser, because not only does it add muchneeded dollars to the refuge budget, it also supports our conservation mission, said supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. Plus, it is an opportunity to remind anglers, both professional and amateur, about the importance of ethical and responsible fishing. For more information on the tournament and this years winners, visit www.dingdarlingtarpontourney.org. Tournament sponsors for 2018 include Title Sponsor: Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; Champion Sponsors: Nimrod, Raisers Edge; Premier Sponsors: Mark and Gretchen Banks, Diversified Yacht Services; Presenting Sponsors: Custom Tees, Gasparilla Vacations, Joseph M. Kelley Plumbing & Heating, Stockyard Bricks; Platinum Sponsors: Captiva Diva, Congress Jewelers, Mabry Brothers, Inc., Organized Chaos, Suncoast Beverage Sales; Gold Sponsors: Andrew Thompson Co., Fort Myers Marine, HighTower Advisors, The Historic Bait Box, Island Condo Maintenance, Island Sun/The River Weekly News, Jensens Marina, Law Office of Christopher G. Hill PC, Law Office of Janet M. Strickland PA, Media Source, Misty Wells Lets Take It Outside, Nautical Mile Magazine, On Island, RS Walsh Landscaping, Shell Point Retirement Community, Trophy Case of Fort Myers, Whitneys Bait & Tackle, Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law; Silver Sponsors: Anisa Stewart Jewelry, Baileys General Store, Florida Weekly, Fort Myers Brewing Company, Gresham Family, Gulf Star Marina, Island Inn, Island Sand Paper, Must Do Visitor Guides & MustDo.com, Peter and Barb Rogers, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Semmer Electric/ Bonita Bills Waterfront Cafe, Tarpon Bay Explorers. First place winner Team Costa with Caloosahatchee Cowboy Charters photo provided 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 American Anthem VodkaHeros Vodka1.75L$28.99750ml$16.9950ml99Where the Locals Shop!Memorial Day SpecialsA portion of the prots from both distilleries support veterans, military personnel and their families.

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21 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 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 Island.day Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning Decembe r 1 1t h, 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 Island.day Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning Decembe r 1 1t h, 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 Island.day Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning Decembe r 1 1t h, 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 Island.day Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning Decembe r 1 1t h, 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 Sea turtle tracks on the sand photo provided DDWS Associate Director Sarah Lathrop with Carrie Alexander at her send-off party at the refuge photos providedSCCF Turtle Tracks Program Sea turtle nesting is heating up on island beaches. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Sea Turtle Program volunteers are on the beach at dawn every morning finding nests from the night before. Did you know that 50 percent of the tracks they find are false crawls and not a nest? In these cases, something just wasnt right and the female turtle returned to the water without depositing her eggs. Join other sea turtle enthusiasts every Thursday at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road for a Turtle Tracks program presented by volunteers of the monitoring program. SCCF has been monitoring sea turtle nesting since 1992. Learn about these amazing creatures. Admission is $5 per adult, with SCCF members admitted free. Visit www.sccf. org for more information. Wildlife Society Announces Staff ChangesThe Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) recently announced two permanent staff changes. Philanthropic coordinator Carrie Alexander resigned her post as of May 17. Alexander, who began as an intern three years ago, has held her current position for two years. A geology and environmental science student from Hanover College in Indiana, she graduated in May 2015 and joined DDWS in September of that year. Alexander will be moving to Sydney, Australia to pursue her love of conservation in an entirely new habitat. While bittersweet, we are excited about this next step in her life and wish her all the very best, said DDWS Executive Director Birgie Miller. She has grown into a valued member of our team and will be missed a great deal. Senior intern Sierra Hoisington recently joined the DDWS staff in a full time capacity and will be taking over the position vacated by Alexander. Hoisington, a graduate of Clemson University with a bachelors degree in wildlife and fisheries biology, began in the position of DDWS intern in fall 2016. In her new position, she will be assisting with events, educational outreach, donor stewardship, photography contest and all fundraising efforts. Sierras passion for Ding Darling and conservation overall is infectious, said Sarah Lathrop, DDWS associate director. She has become a crucial part of the Ding team and we are so happy she will be joining us full time. Sierra Hoisington

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201822 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 Sushi239-395-6005shimasushisteak.com 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~Watermelon Salad with Blueberries 1/2 watermelon, peeled 1 pint blueberries, rinsed Cut peeled watermelon into 1-inch cubes. Place cubed watermelon on a platter and garnish with blueberries. Serve chilled. Watermelon Salad with Blueberries p hoto courtesy Fresh From Florida Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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23 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 Slow Down And Focus On Perfectionby Ocean Tribe PaddlersWhen many of us try to improve our paddling, we focus on going faster. Thats not necessarily a bad thing, but just paddling more furiously is usually not the best path to fast paddling. Cadence how often you paddle per unit of time is how we make paddle craft go faster, but cadence alone will not help us achieve optimal results. Rather than just increasing cadence, try paddling with a more perfect stroke. To do that, you should initially decrease your cadence. Make deliberate, neat strokes, and do it for 45 minutes or so. Strive to have a perfect catch, an efficient power phase, a clean exit and an efficient return. Find elegance in your paddling technique. We correspond often with one of the leading paddle designers in the country, and his advice is to listen to the paddle. A good, efficient paddle stroke should make no (or at least very little) noise. The noise, particularly on the power phase, is generated by the turbulence of the water over the paddle, and turbulence tells us that the stroke is not efficient. So, listen to your paddle once it says nothing, you are doing it well. After you perfect your perfect stroke, then you can begin to increase your cadence to increase the speed of your craft. We will also remind you that, when using a paddle, the goal is not to push water towards the back of the boat. The goal is to provide a nearly stationary point in the water past which we slide the boat. It may sound counterintuitive, but when you begin to picture the boat sliding past the paddle rather than pulling the paddle past the boat, you will create a more efficient paddle stroke that stems from the muscles in your torso. Eventually, efficiency translates into speed, and then into distance covered. Happy perfect paddling out there. Ocean Tribe Paddlers is a club that helps the Southwest Florida paddling community better explore, enjoy and understand the ocean. Visit www. oceantribepaddlers.org or follow on Facebook to learn more. Zebra longwing butterfly photo provided Stroll Through A Butterfly GardenOn Wednesday, June 13 at 10 a.m., Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) will host a walk and talk in the butterfly garden at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, located at 1300 Periwinkle Way. See what butterflies are flying and spot the plants they lay their eggs on. Caterpillars will be spotted. Learn to build a butterfly garden with plants from the Native Landscapes and Garden Center. Cost to attend the program is $10, which includes a laminated SCCF butterfly guide. Reservations are required; call the Native Landscapes and Garden Center at 472-1932.

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201824 Local Business Helps Girl Scouts Earn BadgeJoeys Custard staff welcomed nine girls from Sanibel-Captiva Girl Scout Troop #485 for an important life lesson in operating a business. The activity took place at the ice cream shop and restaurant in Baileys Shopping Center on May 12. With the training provided, the girls earned their scouting Business Owners badge. Joeys Custard co-owner Joey Almeida closed the shop for the morning in order to give undivided attention to the aspiring small business owners. I am happiest when I am with the kids, he said. I get to share what I know and, at the same time, watch the children grow. I love encouraging kids to be their best selves, and to learn that they can have fun doing it. Girl Scout Troop co-leader Chryss Allen chose Joeys Custard for the project because Joey is a wonderful model for our scouts. He grew up on the island and went to The Sanibel School, just like our girls. He is young and successful, and Joeys Custard is a popular hangout with our scouts. Allen started the troop two years ago. Her charges are all fourth and fifth graders at The Sanibel School. Inspiring our girls to be entrepreneurs is important, she said. They will understand the hard work and the rewards of small business ownership in this community. Volunteer Anna Howard, who was on hand to help, remarked on the values that the scouting instills in girls. The Girl Scouts teaches girls to help each other, and to take pride in country and in service, she said. The organization pushes for environmental sustainability, which is so important to our island home. Debi Almeida, co-owner of the shop, raised four children on the island. I am delighted to have this opportunity to give back to the island, she said. Making a connection with the business community is important for these maturing children. They learn the behind-the-scenes work that can make or break a business. The girls began their morning, by readying the shop as it opens for business each day. They then learned about operating the various food preparation stations. As a final project, each girl prepared a sundae. Volunteer Cindy Lopez, 22, grew up in Girl Scouts. Nine years of scouting have helped me to pursue my professional goals with confidence. I am now studying to be a medical professional, she said. Scouting showed me that my dreams are attainable. Its wonderful that Joeys Custard is helping these girls along the path toward success. For information on the Girl Scouts and Troop #485, contact scout co-leader Chryss Allen at chryssallen@gmail.com. Helping the Girl Scouts earn their Business Owners badge were, from left, volunteer Cindy Lopez, Joeys Custard co-owner Debi Almeida, volunteer Anna Howard and troop coleader Chryss Allen Operating the bagel station with Erik Howell are, from left, Lily Brennan, Addison Sprecher and Molly Dunn Cleaning up with Luke Czaster are, from left, Emalee Peach, Kate Sawicki and Mimi Howard Girl Scouts, front row, from left, Kate Sawicki, Emalee Peach, Lily Brennan and Alana Vandenbrink; middle row, from left, Sophie Allen, Molly Dunn, Marit Foster, Mimi Howard and Addison Sprecher; back row, from left, Joeys staff member Erik Howell, shop owner Joey Almeida and staff member Luke Czaster photos provided From left, Alana Vandenbrink, Sophie Allen and Marit Foster open Joeys Custard for business

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25 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 Rotary Club Essay Contest Winnerssubmitted by Chet SadlerOver the past five years, Sanibel Captiva Rotary has challenged eighth graders at The Sanibel School to write an essay using the Rotary Four-Way Test as the foundation of the composition. Over 35 students submitted an essay this year. It was a difficult task choosing the top three essays plus an honorable mention from all the well written essays submitted. The Four-Way Test of the things Rotarians think, say and do is a 24word code of ethics, and one of the worlds most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned? The students were challenged to consider a problem or conflict faced by teenagers or young people in their age group, perhaps a dilemma they have faced personally, or an issue facing the community, school, team, club or friends. Then, they wrote an essay describing how they could apply one of the Four-Way Test principles to address or resolve the conflict. Language arts teacher Paula Bolado was instrumental in working with the students on their essays. The students showed high levels in areas of grammar, thought and writing form. The winner of this years first place award and a $100 check was given to Anna Wells. Her essay on peer pressure stood out for its insight into the influence others have on actions and decisions of todays students. She discussed how one solution to peer pressure is stay close to your true friends and not get involved in things that can put one in danger. The $50 second place award went to Johnny Jensen for his essay addressing schoool shootings. He explained the fear that students have today going to school and the dilemma of upholding the 2nd Amendment rights while banning assault weapons. The $25 third prize went to Mason Macalka for his essay on school walk-outs. He applied the fourth principle to this action and made a case that it may not be beneficial to all concerned if everyone walked out. The final honorable mention went to Kayla Nette for her essay on the struggles teens face in todays world. The Sanibel Captiva Rotary Club extends a big thank you to The Sanibel School, Principal Chuck Vilardi, language arts teacher Paula Bolado, and to the students who took time to write their thoughtful essays. The Four-Way Test is the foundation of Rotary. The essays are an opportunity to make the four principals a part of the students lives now and into the future. From left, language arts teacher Paula Bolado, Adam Livermon, Mason Macalka, Emily and Anna Wells, Gina, Johnny and John Jensen, and Rotarian Chet Sadler photo provided

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201826 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 OverEasyCafeSanibel.com NO TIME? NO PROBLEM! Call us with your order and well have it ready to go! All Natural Pet Food Treats Chews Pick Up Bags Litter Shampoo Frontline Vitamins Shop Local 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-395-1464 Islandpaws.com Happy Hour at Sw eet Melissa s Cafe!DISCOUNTED BEER, WINE, COCKTAILS + FOOD1625 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL 239.472.1956 sweetmelissascaf e.com End your day with a k.o.!MONDA Y THRU FRIDAY, FROM 4 PM. LUNCH SERVED M-F 11:30 AM 2:30 PM The Community HouseThe Blackberry by Resident Chef Jarred HarrisThe blackberry is a late spring, early summer delight here in Florida. Did you know that there are three species of blackberries that are native to Florida? They are the southern blackberry, also known as the dew berry, the sand blackberry and the saw blackberry. All three varieties grow wild throughout Florida and are delicious.The blackberry is a member of the rosacea or rose family and the plant that produces the berry, has been grown in many countries around the world for centuries and was considered an invasive weed. Ancient Romans and Greeks used the blackberries to treat gout and used the leaves to make tea to treat other illnesses. There is much folklore associated with the blackberry. Some believe that the crown of thorns placed on Christs head was bramble or blackberry vine. British folklore stipulates that blackberries should not be picked after October 11 (Old Michaelmas Day) because the devil has made the blackberries rotten or poison by spitting and doing other wicked things to them. There are powerful antioxidants and nutrients in blackberries that help improve healthy heart function, digestive health, cancer prevention, immune functions and improved memory. Blackberries contain B vitamins, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid and copper, all important for proper metabolism functions. These berries also contain large amounts of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A and vitamin K. Florida blackberries will be in season for a few more weeks. Purchase some and try this simple recipe: Blackberry and Lemon Curd Ingredients 1 cup fresh blackberries cup fresh lemon juice Zest from 1 lemon cup sugar cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (softened) 2 jumbo eggs Method Place the blackberries and lemon juice into a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 7 minutes or until the blackberries are soft. Strain the mixture through fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Set aside to cool. Combine the zest of the lemon and the sugar well, and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until well combined. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix thoroughly then add the blackberry juice and blend until well combined. Pour into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool before pouring it into a container. The curd will keep in the refrigerator for two weeks. Resident Chef Jarred Harris heads the Culinary Education Center at The Community House on Sanibel. For volunteer opportunities or questions, contact him at kitchen@ sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Shell of a Problem by Jennifer Schiff 2. If the Creek Dont Rise by Leah Weiss 3. Bricklayer of Albany Park by Terry John Malik 4. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 6. Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White 7. Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall 8. Camino Island by John Grisham 9. Marsh Kings Daughter by Karen Dionne 10. Strangers in their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild Courtesy of MacIntosh Books and Paper. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to press@islandsunnews.com 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 Woody Brubaker and Kathy Buda. Dusk performs on Saturday and Wednesday. Woody Brubaker plays on Sunday. On Thursday, its Barbara Dexter.

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27 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018Summer Reading Kick-Off Party This SaturdayAs Sanibel Public Librarys Your Library Reimagined remodel project continues, half of the facility is open for normal operating hours. Summer Reading program registration is open for babies, preschoolers, children and teens. The kick-off party takes place on Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. Participants will receive a special gift (quantities are limited). As in years past, kids can earn books for their home library and for patients at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Children who participate in the Summer Reading Program can receive free books for their own personal library. The Sanibel Public Library Foundation matches each book earned with a book for the hospital. Last year 1,810 books were earned by island readers for young patients at the hospital. Since its inception in 2012, young readers have helped to contribute more than 6,000 books to the hospital. If families cannot attend the kick-off party, they can still register in person or online. Logging reading time and activities can be done via paper or online with Beanstack (a link is on the childrens page at www.sanlib.org). This year, Beanstack is now offered as a smartphone app. Last summer, more than half of readers used Beanstack to track their summer reading and earn awards. The app not only logs reading time, but also delivers personalized book recommendations. Summer reading programs encourage children to enjoy reading and give them opportunities to spend lots of time with books to develop strong reading skills. Children also benefit from the rich literacy experiences afforded by the special events and organized programs the library offers. Family Storytime is scheduled for 11 a.m. on all Wednesdays in June and July. This family storytime is a babyto-age-5 program that encourages the development of pre-reading skills with singing, reading, writing and playing. On Fridays in June and July, stop by the library at 2 p.m. for family-friendly musical movies. If you know the words, then sing along. Incoming sixth through 12th graders are invited to VIP After-Hours gatherings on Tuesday evenings in June and July from 6 to 7 p.m. Creating a guitar pick and cupcake decorating are just a few of the planned activities. On Tuesday, June 5, kids ages 5 to 11 can make a rain stick, build a tambourine and decorate a maraca shaker, then make some noise. The program starts at 3 p.m.; no registration is required. Sanibel Public Library cards are available to all residents of Sanibel and Lee County, Florida at no charge. Visitor library cards are available for a $10 annual fee. For more information, call 472-2483 or visit www.sanlib.org. From left, Library Commissioner Linda Uhler, reader Olivia Kauffold with her 2017 book donation and Garrett Gablehouse of Golisano Childrens Hospital photo provided ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS RE/MAX Of The IslandsKimberley Andrews was the top sales associate in April for RE/MAX of the Islands. Chuck Bergsrtom was the top marketing associate in April. Kimberley Andrews Chuck Bergstrom Air Ambulance800-MED-JETS (633-5387) 239-262-5387 www.MedJets.com Aircraft Charter800-AIR-TREK (247-8735) 239-262-8735 www.AirTrek.aero Planning a trip this summer? Let Air Trek be the wings that take you there!

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201828 SUN Book ReviewThe Great Alone by Di SaggauAlaska, in 1974 is unpredictable, unforgiving and untamed. In Kristin Hannahs new book The Great Alone its about a family in crisis and the ultimate test of survival. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. His daughter Leni barely recognized him. He was moody, distant and quick to anger. They moved again and again. Upon losing another job he decides to move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the land in Americas last true frontier. Ernt has inherited some land and a cabin from a war buddy. When he gets there, he liked the nothingness he saw, the vast emptiness. It was what hed come for. His wife Cora and 13-year-old daughter Leni are not as pleased with the place but they make due in order to please Ernt. Leni is caught in the riptide of her parents passionate, stormy relationship. She dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if it means following him into the unknown. In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. Large Marge becomes their close friend and protector and shes a strong character, a big, roughlooking woman who looked like she could fell a full-grown cedar tree and sling it over her shoulder and keep going. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to the Allbrights prayers, but their lack of preparation and dwindling resources cause huge problems. As winter approaches and darkness descends on the state, Ernts fragile mental state deteriorates, and the family begins to break apart. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in 18 hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth. They are on their own in the wild, with no one to save them but themselves. The townsfolk say, in Alaska you can make one mistake. One. The second one will kill you. When Ernt starts bonding with Mad Earl, a white supremacist survivalist and nut-case, things start to escalate in a bad way. Another character, Tom Walker, the local rich guy, tries to help the Allbrights but it is not well received by Ernt. The Great Alone is a portrait of human frailty and resilience, the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska. Its a daring story about love and loss, the fight for surviva, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature. Volunteers Needed July 4The Sanibel-Captiva Independence Day Parade Committee is looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of tasks before, during and after the parade, which will be held on Wednesday, July 4. For more information, contact Mary Bondurant at 839-3633. June Programs At Captiva Memorial LibraryThe Captiva Memorial Library is offering the following free programs for adults and children in June: Adult Programs Coloring for Grown-ups June 1 through 30. Available during normal library operating hours: Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday: Noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The repetitive motion involved in coloring has a calming effect and adults have found this childhood activity a refreshing way to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness. Please join in this fun, relaxing activity. Participants may bring their own materials or use those provided. Checkers June 1 through 30. Available during normal library operating hours: Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday: Noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Play classic checkers or try other versions such as Fox and Geese, Give Away, Shifting Pyramids, Corner Checkers or Goban. Instructions included. Alternatively, reverse the field and play Tic-Tac-Toe or Super Tic-Tac-Toe. Childrens Programs Checkers June 1 through 30. Available during normal library operating hours: Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday: Noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Play classic checkers or try other versions such as Fox and Geese, Give Away, Shifting Pyramids, Corner Checkers or Goban. Instructions included. Alternatively, reverse the field and play Tic-Tac-Toe or Super Tic-Tac-Toe. Make Your Own Instruments Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m. Create instruments out of recycled materials. Kids can have a jam session with their own instruments. Great Jazz Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m. Hear stories about jazz greats. Listen to jazz music and create your own jazz art using watercolors. Snakes Can Have Hissy Fits Thursday, June 28 at 2 p.m. Learn about snakes and the sounds they create. Make your own rattlesnake rattler to take home. The Captiva Memorial Library is located at 11560 Chapin Lane in Captiva. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4890. Check the Lee County Library System website at www.leelibrary. net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Im concerned about my second grader losing her reading skills over the summer vacation. She worked so hard all school this year, and I dont want her to regress. What are some fun ways to help her keep his reading skills? Tammy D, Estero Tammy, You are wise to think about possible academic regression. Regression occurs with most children but they usually can recoup any lost skills within 12 weeks of the new school years start. Its much better to avoid this regression by keeping your child engaged during her time off from school with activities that support the skills she has already learned. Summer doesnt need to harm your childs progress, and it can even be an opportunity to gain more reading fluency and enthusiasm. The first thing is kids need to keep reading during the summer, and there is easy access to books. During the school year, most of the books they read may be assigned for class. Summer gives kids the chance to choose books that are more fun and aligned with your childs interests. The library is always a good place to start looking for childrens books. Many libraries keep lists of good books broken down by reading level to help guide you. Reading experts also suggest following the five finger rule when choosing books. Have your child open a book and read the first page. For every word he doesnt know, have him raise one finger. If he has more than five fingers raised at the end of the page, the book is probably too hard. Summer reading books shouldnt be so easy that they are boring, but they also shouldnt be so challenging that they frustrate a child. It is important for kids to experience the confidence that comes from succeeding with a book. The best part about summer reading is that it gives kids the opportunity to build up positive experiences reading doesnt always need to feel like work. Choosing books gets more complicated when kids are older and have developed more definite tastes including, for some, an established aversion to reading. Recommendations from librarians can still be helpful here, since they see a wide range of kids and know all the resources the library provides. Remember, traditional stories arent appealing for everyone. Lots of kids who avoid traditional books find that they enjoy reading comics, which still offers a solid reading experience. Graphic novels for kids like the hugely popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series have converted many an indifferent reader. Books about computers, astronomy or wars will sometimes capture attention when a novel does not. A great way to expose kids to books that are slightly outside their range is by reading more difficult books aloud. As a rule, it is good for kids to read things at their independent level and be read to at a higher level because it helps to build vocabulary and makes the listener a better reader. Learning and educational specialist Susan Schwartz says reading aloud is one of the best ways parents can help improve reading skills. Never stop reading to your kids, Schwartz says. You should read to your children every day, especially during the summer. Not only is it a fun, immersive experience for your child, its also a learning one. Schwartz recommends The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease as a great resource for parents looking for good stories that lend themselves to being read out loud. So, whether you decide to practice vocabulary or just join the library reading challenge, the most important role of the parent in summer reading is to be encouraging. Help your child have enjoyable, positive reading experiences, and youll see her skills mastery and confidence grow. 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 smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication.

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29 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 Junior Chefs Have Fun In The Kitchensubmitted by Preston HanniDuring the 2017-18 school year, once a month, the kids joined their friends for a cooking class at The Community Houses Culinary Education Center, under the leadership of Resident Chef Jarred Harris. This year, they explored the tastes and recipes from a different country every month. These excellent young chefs have exceeded all expectations in their enthusiasm to learn how to become proficient in the kitchen. Armed with the recipes, they have been able to recreate what they learned in class in their homes. The Community House Kids Cooking Class gives us the opportunity to learn about and cook new foods. Kayce Nette, from kids cooking class, states I love learning about food from different countries. This is true! Every cooking class takes you to a different country. I like to eat the food we make. Everything you get to cook you get to eat! states Alexander Erickson, also from kids cooking class. This week, we visited Thailand. Some food we made was: Thai Spring Rolls, Thai Green Curry, and Banana Spring Rolls with a continued on page 34 Will Erickson and Miles Priestley reviewing the list of ingredients photos provided Resident Chef Jarred Harris working with cooking class participant Ronan Maughan

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201830 14860 JONATHAN HARBOUR DR., FORT MYERS 4 BR, 4.3 BA, Gorgeous Bay Views Luxury Gated Comm. Minutes from Beaches $2,995,000 MLS 217067299 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 JONATHAN HARBOUR 1270 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL Pool Home, 4th Green/Fairway View Eastern Exposure, 3 BR, 2 BA, Fireplace $795,000 MLS 218035210 Jason Lomano 239.470.8628 GOLF & NEAR BEACH LOCATION 721 CARDIUM ST., SANIBEL Remodeled, 2 Story Home w/Great Rental History Pool, Contemporary Feel, Fully Furnished $849,000 MLS 218022341Linda von Wowern, McMurray & Nette 239.223.3382 3 BR POOL HOME NEAR BEACH 20051 SANIBEL VIEW CIR. #103, FORT MYERS 2 BR, 2 BA, Overlooking San Carlos Preserve Unobstructed Gulf Breezes from Spacious Lanai $314,900 MLS 218032303 Jason Lomano 239.470.8628 SANIBEL VIEW 1248 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL Gorgeous 4 BR, 4.5 BA, Near Beach Home Meticulously Appointed and Renovated $1,380,000 MLS 218023342 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 ELEGANT BEACHVIEW HOME 829 BIRDIE VIEW PT., SANIBEL Pristine 4 BR, 3.5 BA, Golf Course Home Sparkling Pool w/S. Exposure, Oversized Deck $1,250,000 MLS 218028250 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 BEACHVIEW CC ESTATES 413 BELLA VISTA WAY, SANIBEL Luxurious 4 BR, 4 BA Home, Direct Gulf Views Pool, Private Elevator, Very Ample Storage $2,495,000 MLS 218022814 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 COLONY BEACH ESTATES 17 BEACH HOMES, CAPTIVA Beach Home w/Extraordinary Gulf Front Views 2nd Floor Master Suite w/Waterfront Deck $3,395,000 MLS 218018805 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 SOUTH SEAS DIRECT BEACHFRONT 2611 W. GULF DR. #C102, SANIBEL Beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Beach Views 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1st Floor, Sunset View $1,249,000 MLS 218016361 Jason Lomano 239.470.8628 WEST IS BEST BEACHFRONT 1244 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL 4 BR, 3 BA, New Master BA w/Luxurious Shower Pool w/Spa, Deeded Beach Access, Ample Storage$1,045,000 MLS 218021869Linda von Wowern, McMurray & Nette 239.223.3382 BEACHVIEW CC STEPS TO BEACH 14380 RIVA DEL LAGO DR. #2002, FORT MYERS Luxury Residence/Condo, 3,800+ Living S.F. Open/Screened Wraparound Deck w/Gulf Views $899,000 MLS 218011332 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 RIVA DEL LAGO PENTHOUSE 1655 LANDS END VILLAGE, CAPTIVA Golf Course, Pine Island Sound & Gulf Views Large Floor Plan, Open & Screened Lanais $1,075,000 MLS 216031921 Vicki Panico & Fred Newman 239.980.0088 SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT 1299 MIDDLE GULF DR. #232, SANIBEL Inviting 2 BR, 2 BA, Furnished Condo Beautifully Furnished Island Retreat $659,000 MLS 218005862 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 COMPASS POINT 956 DIXIE BEACH BLVD., SANIBEL Newly Remodeled, Open Tropical Cottage Charming 2 BR w/Walk-Out to Patio, Gazebo $449,000 MLS 218021806Linda von Wowern, McMurray & Nette 239.223.3382 CONVENIENT BEACH COTTAGE 1401 MIDDLE GULF DR. #N403, SANIBEL 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, Penthouse Condo Pleasant Sunset Gulf Views from Lanai $889,500 MLS 218025477 Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249 CAPTIVATING SUNDIAL 1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #G204, SANIBEL Great Gulf View, 2 BR, 2 BA $649,999 MLS 217049018 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 SUNDIAL 15051 PUNTA RASSA RD. #416, FORT MYERS 10x10x40 Dry Slip in 5-Star Gated Marina Prime Location w/Access to Gulf, Bay & River $58,000 MLS 218022382 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 SANIBEL HARBOUR YACHT CLUB DOCK SEASPRAY BEACHFRONT 1320 SEASPRAY LN., SANIBEL 4 BR, 5 BA Home w/Majestic Setting Hardwood Floors, Impact Windows/Doors $3,550,000 MLS 217011639 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 1272 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL 4th Fairway & Green View, Near Beach Buildable E. Exposure Homesite, Almost Cleared $365,000 MLS 218035315 Jason Lomano 239.470.8628 BEACHVIEW CC ESTATES LOT 1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #E104, SANIBEL Sensational Gulf Views, 2 BR, 2 BA + Den Walk-Out Lanai, Exceptional Rental History $899,000 MLS 218013189 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 SUNDIAL DIRECT GULF FRONT NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW PRICE

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31 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 SANCTUARY STUNNER Newly remodeled 6BR/6BA premier golf course residence Ultimate location situated on multi parcels Expansive lake and golf course views Gorgeous pool and spa area. Beautifully designed Price $1,995,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION SANCTUARY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath of Luxurious Living Beautiful Golf Course Views Spectacular Lanai w/Outdoor Kitchen & Fireplace Coastal Modern Interior w/3 Car Garage Beautiful Pool & Spa Price $1,750,000 Romance rarity and history on Captiva gold coast Meticulously restored 1912 beach house on 131 of beach frontage Bay house offers covered boat dock w/20,000b lift 5BR/5.5BA w/multi pools surrounded by spectacular landscaping and privacy Price $7,600,000 Steps to Beach from this Great Location Only Lot Available in Captiva Village Potential Design Includes Views of Beach & Bay Walk to Beach, Shops, Restaurants & Marina Price $899,000 Beautiful Florida Style within Heart of Village 3/ 4 Bedrooms, 3,500 Living S.F. Original Owner, Well Maintained w/No Rentals Great Curb Appeal, Steps to Beach & Village Lifestyle Price $1,799,000 LUXURIOUS GULF FRONT Beach estate residence w/magnificent views Private Enclave Situated on 1 Majestic Acre Private Elevator, Theatre, Wine Room, Game Rooms Pool w/Spa, Outdoor Kitchen, Workshop, 3-Car Garage Price $7,995,000FT. MYERS BEACH Sunset Paradise. 4 BD, 4 BA Direct Beachfront Awesome Rental Income. Pool & Spa. Remodeled. New Impact windows, roof, Hard-i-Board Siding kitchen. Great Beach Location. Sunsets & Fishing. Price $2,750,000 GULF TO BAY ESTATE http://www.listandtour.com/15735nb.html Estate Offering Uncompromised Luxury Lanai, Superior Quality & Construction Guest House, Boat Dock, Pool/Spa Price $7,895,000 One of a Kind Waterfront Opportunity Main & Guest Houses/multiple boat docks Super Private setting offering magnificent Dinkins Bayou views Walk to Beach & restaurants. Incredible Location. Price $2,799,000 NEW PRICE Awesome Roosevelt Channel point location Big Water Views w/multiple newer boat docks Beautiful Florida style residence offering gorgeous Island setting Privacy within Captiva Gold Coast Price $2,895,000 TURTLE GAIT Island ambiance w/Euro design & quality Situated on 1.3 acres w/all new concrete construction Main house w/ separate guest quarters Award winning infinity edge pool Price $2,795,000 NEW PRICE NEW LISTING NEW NEW PRICE NEW LISTING Oversized Lot on Sanibel East End Cleared Offering Awesome Water Views Natural Shoreline w/Sandy Beach to Walk Option of Deep Water Dockage for Large Yacht Best of the Best/Last Undeveloped Estate Sized Bayfront ParcelPrice $2,995,000 Huge Price Reduction Motivated Sellers Bring Offers

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201832 rfnt fbnfrrn rbrf rbfnff rrfrn frn ntnr rnbtt rf ntbrnfrfntbnrbbb rf ff f ntb nbb rfnt Thomas R. Louwers, MST Tax Consulting & Accounting ServicesServing the Islands since 1978 has Affiliated withBriersCPA, P. A.Certified Public AccountantsAuditing, Bookkeeping, Tax & Consulting Services1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (239) 472-5152 Dr. Brian Healey, featured speaker at the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club dinner meeting on May 16, gave members and guests an informative primer on alternative wellness practices. As Healey told it, holistic medicine can effectively treat many medical conditions. Healey, who founded Sanibel Wellness and now operates Fort Myers Acupuncture & Massage, told the crowd that Western medicine can save and prolong life in the event of life threatening injury or disease, but is not so good at dealing with chronic lifestyle illnesses. For chronic illness and promoting wellness, holistic medicine has a better track record. Healey pointed to several factors that can either promote or undermine wellness, including diet, emotional state, relationships and stress. Holistic medicine looks at the entire individual and drills down in search of deeper causes, he said. Four patients with ulcers will get four different treatment plans, not a single protocol. As a holistic practitioner, I provide individualized care rather than a formulaic standard. Healey began his journey into alternative medicine, first as a teacher of yoga and then as a medical massage therapist for muscular-skeletal conditions. Now a board-certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine, he specializes in a variety of additional modalities, including meditation, nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal remedies. Healey pointed in particular to acupuncture as an important treatment for pain. Acupuncture is based on an internal flow of energy in the body that the Chinese call Chi, he said. The acupuncture points, lying along the Chi lines of energy, act as valves. These control points adjust the flow of Chi through any area of the body. Disease, dysfunction, pain and different types of headaches can all respond to acupuncture. Lions member Bob Kern, who introduced Healey to the group, attested to the validity of acupuncture continued on page 41 Lions outgoing president Tom Nachazel with Lion George Veillette photos provided Dr. Brian Healey, left, educates the Lions Club about the value of holistic medicineLions Learn The Value Of Holistic Medicine

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201834 Historical Society New Board MemberThe Captiva Island Historical Society recently announced the addition of Nancy Riley to the organizations board of directors. A retired Florida educator, Rileys career involved working with adults and young students implementing technology into education. She hopes to use those skills to further the mission of the historical society in bringing to life the history of the islands. Riley has been generous with her time, experience and energy as a volunteer for organizations on the islands. At the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, she shares with visitors her love of the islands and their unique environment. She volunteers with Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in a variety of foundation activities, including sea turtle monitoring on both Sanibel and Captiva. She is also a shell ambassador with the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Riley and her family have a long association with Sanibel and Captiva. They have visited the islands many times since the 1980s, and now make their full-time home here. Nancy Riley photo provided Poets Corner by Hannah Star RogersEn Plein Air The realist masters have avoided the Gulf and I must assume that paradise is difficult to paint. What to do with the sounds of warblers unfolding through fallen palms? How to ensure the advancement of each tiny wave with the enhancements of the landscapists gift? Each water-shape, a glaze in every form along the sea is herein featured in the length of a walk eternal undulating green all miniature, all impossibly present. What to do when the little horse conchs populate the ground as orange-gowned fairies? To touch seems wrong, but without examination, how can they be embalmed in paint? Hannah Star Rogers holds an MFA from Columbia University and a PhD from Cornell University. Her writing has appeared in the Kenyon Review, LA Review of Books, Carolina Quarterly and Southern Womens Review We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to Islandsunpoetry@ gmail.com. Each week, an individual poem will be showcased. From page 29Junior ChefsCoconut Caramel Sauce. The chefs, Chef Jarred and Chef Jeff, also make it really fun and we all love learning something new. Kids cooking class regular Ronan Maughan states, I love always learning something new and cooking classes have a lot to offer. Molly Dunn and Chef Jeff Samson photo provided

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35 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator, Notary, Licensed Assistant 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 Lisa Murty Realtor, Sales Associate David Anderson Realtor, Closing Coordinator, Office Manager, Sales Associate Captains Walk #B2 Great value, easy-living 1st floor 1 bedroom with new HVAC. Carport too. $239,000 More listing info & real estate blog at SanibelSusan.com The SanibelSusan Team just completed $300+million in island sales (491 transactions). We need to get these remaining 5 listings sold & are looking for more. Call for a free no-obligation proposal with market analysis, including references. Wondering if we have sold in your neighborhood? Below are our island sale locations (# of transactions completed in parentheses). The entire SanibelSusan Team is licensed, sa laried, & shares in pr ofits. We have been together for almost 20 years. All of us work hard in support of each & every client. 9441 Peaceful Dr in Gumbo Limbo Nearly 1/2-acre parcel next to conservation land. For single-family home. $249,000 Spanish Cay #A7 2nd floor 1 bedroom with river views front & back, plus beach across street. $274,000 734 Anchor Dr in Sanibel Estates Modernized ground-level near-beach splitplan 3 bedroom with dock. $949,000 569 Lighthouse Way in Sanibel Estates Dockage with 2 lifts at updated ground-level pop-up with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. $1,395,000 Bandy Beach (1) Beachcomber (6) Beach Road Villas (1) Blind Pass (4) Breakers West (2) By-the-Sea (1) Captains Walk (5) Colony Resort (1) Compass Point (4) Coquina Beach (2) Cottage Colony West (6) Donax Village (2) Gulf Beach (1) Gulfside Place (7) High Tide (1) Ibis at The Sanctuary (1) Island Beach Club (7) Janthina (1) Kings Crown (5) Lake Palms (1) Lighthouse Point (6) Loggerhead Cay (19) Mariner Pointe (36) Nutmeg Village (3) Pelicans Roost (1) Pointe Santo (16) Sandalfoot (13) Sanddollar (1) Sand Pebble (3) Sandpiper Beach (3) Sand Pointe (5) Sanibel Arms (1) Sanibel Arms West (3) Sanibel Moorings (4) Sanibel Shores (2) Sanibel Surfside (2) Seascape (1) Seawind (4) Sea Shells (5) Sedgemoor (1) Shell Island Beach Club (4) Somerset (3) Spanish Cay (17) Sundial East (10) Sundial West (12) Sunset South (5) Tantara (1) Tarpon Beach (1) Tennisplace (5) Villas of Sanibel (1) Wedgewood (1) White Sands (2) Yacht Haven (1) Bayshore Village (4) Beachview Estates (13) Bright Water (3) Butterknife (1) Caloosa Shores (1) Castaway Estates (6) Chateaux Sur Mer (2) Del Sega (5) Dinkins Bayou (1) The Dunes (17) Eastwood Landings (2) Foley, aka Sanibel Place (2) Gopher Walk (3) Gulf Pines (2) Gulf Shores (6) Gumbo Limbo (15) Harbour Cottages (1) Herons Landing (2) Island Woods (7) Lagoon Estates (1) Lake Murex (6) Las Conchas Del Mar (4) Little Lake Murex (4) Long Acre Lake (2) Metes & Bounds (18) Mitzi (1) Moonshadows (1) Palm Lake (2) Periwinkle Properties (1) Poinciana Circle (1) Richardsons (3) Rocks, East (6) Rocks, West (1) The Sanctuary (3) Sanctuary, Augusta Greens (1) Sanibel Bayous (2) Sanibel Center (1) Sanibel Estates (22) Sanibel Highlands (4) Sanibel Isles (2) Sanibel Lakes Estates (6) Sanibel River Estates (7) Sanibel Shores (7) Seagull Estates (12) Seaspray (3) Sea Oats (4) Shell Harbor (14) Southwinds (2) Watershadows (2) Windrow (1) Woodring (1) Captiva Gold Coast (1) Captiva Village (3) Susan Andrews Realtor, Broker, Owner, e-Pro, Eco-Broker Certified, RSPS, SCIS, TRC. 1st island Realtor inducted into National Assoc of Realtors Hall Of Fame (2017 & 2018). Florida Realtors Honor Society 19982017. Sanibel/Captiva Assoc of Realtors Honor Society 1993-2017

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201836 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 water...no obstructions or bridges, etc. Well-maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home New Hot Water Heater$1,248,000Reduced! Rotary Happeningssubmitted by Shirley JewellWe had a great meeting last Friday morning. It was remarkably inspiring. First on our agenda was the presentation of the Rotary FourWay Test Essay winner awards to three outstanding middle school students from The Sanibel School. Rotarian and essay contest program chair Chet Sadler and Sanibel School middle school language arts teacher Paula Bolado spoke about how the test simulates critical thinking regarding ethical questions and the impact on future generations based on decisions made by applying the FourWay Test. Rotarys Four-Way Test is one of the guiding principles of Rotary and although simple in direction, it is sometimes complicated in its application. These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world. The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do is a test used by Rotarians worldwide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. The test can be applied to almost any aspect of life: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Thirty-seven middle school students participated in this essay writing exercise with seven essays being selected by Bolado for assessment by our own Rotary Four-Way Test Essay Committee. Each member of the committee read the essays and then graded the essays with first, second and third grade evaluations. First place winner Anna Wells topic was peer pressure; second place winner Johnny Jensen wrote about school shootings and gun control; and third place winner Mason Macalkas topic was school walkouts. This upcoming generation has been forced to experience some harsh and scary realities of what growing up in this present society has come to, but the true facts are, they are equal to the challenges of the future. SanibelCaptiva Rotarians congratulate our three Four-Way Test winners. Great job! Our mornings guest speaker was Vince Modarelli, major gifts officer for Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. Modarelli is an interesting person who, after a 23-year career in journalism, decided to change course in his life and take on his current position at Habitat, just over a year ago. As a newsman, he witnessed the need for decent affordable housing for hard working families in our local communities. Through his volunteer work with local nonprofit agencies in Bonita Springs, including The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Noon Club, he was drawn to the prospect of working directly on this housing problem. No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. At Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us, said Modarelli. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Because you, me, we were all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future. Habitat has been building homes in our community for a long time. The Harlem Heights neighborhood was the first Habitat build outside of Georgia, the home state of Habitat for Humanity. That year was 1982. As of October 2017, there have been 1,500 homes built in Lee and Hendry counties. Habitat continues to build houses today in Harlem Heights and has plans to build an additional 160 homes on a 20-acre site near the soccer complex on Kelly Road in Fort Myers. Modarelli noted that Sanibel and Captiva residents have always been supportive of Habitat and continue to be in every aspect of the builds, from financial contributions to hands-on construction team efforts. Property throughout our local counties is extremely expensive. A few years ago, Habitat began considering purchasing housing in need of renovation as a solution to the affordable housing problem. Habitat had that on the drawing board when Hurricane Irma hit our area hard particularly Bonita Springs and Lehigh Acres last year. The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Noon Club took on the challenge to help with cleanup after the hurricane and led this project with Rotary clubs across our area, with assistance from USA Disaster Relief volunteers from all over the United States. Cleanup turned into rebuilding and renovation projects on homes devasted by the hurricane. Reality set in and an idea was spawned from this experience. Habitat for Humanity and Rotary International would join together to create a pilot program in Lee and Hendry counties that would financially support renovating homes in the area and promote Rotary volunteer teams working on those renovations. Modarelli explained how Habitat selects the families they help and how they work together to provide affordable housing for these deserving families. Read next weeks column and you will hear more details. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets Friday mornings at 7 a.m. at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Guests are welcome. Beautiful gulf views from the screened lanai are waiting at this 2bd/2ba Condo. Great island location close to everything and being sold fully furnished. 1341 Middle Gulf Drive #2CEverything has been completed to make this 2bd/2ba condo your paradise home. Nice amenities and covered parking are found here to add to comfort and enjoyment.2777 West Gulf Dr. #103REAL ESTATE EXPERTSW Florida, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva Islands is All About HomeCathie Lewis, RealtorPhone: 239-745-7367 Cathie@AllAboutHome.Life Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Captiva Island SpecialistI will sincerely work for youPrice Reduced $625,000 Listed at $810,000

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201838 Call or e-mail us for more information. Phone: 239-558-5733 E-mail: rabbitrdmgt@gmail.com www.RabbitRoadMgt.com Rabbit Rd. Property Management & Home WatchA Sanibel-based Boutique Property Management/ Home Watch Company which specializes in Sanibel/ Captiva and Fort Myers properties. An accredited, licensed, insured and bonded company with over 20 years of experience. Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: gregwegz@earthlink.net 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 Superior InteriorsLight Up Your Lifeby Jeanie TinchProper lighting plays such an important part in the success of any design plan. I find that few of my clients truly think about the impact that lighting can have on the successful completion of their design project. Dining room chandeliers can be the design inspiration for the room itself. Here are a couple rules to ensure your chandelier is properly hung in your dining room. First rule is that the entire chandelier should be no wider than 12 inches less than the width of the table. Second, the bottom of the chandelier should be no lower than 30 inches above the tabletop, in a room with an 8-foot ceiling. Finally, if your ceiling is higher than that, raise the fixture three inches higher for each additional foot of ceiling height. How about a chandelier placed in the master bath or powder room for that matter. A dramatic fixture adds another element of texture and drama in a bath setting. Now lets talk a bit about bedroom lighting and specifically task lighting. Matching lamps flanking the bed should be positioned at a proper height for evening reading. An advantage of lamps positioned in this manner provides an effect of washing the walls with even lighting which can make a room appear larger. The play of light can enhance a beautifully designed living room. Place a swivel task lamp between two side chairs. They are beautiful and practical and are not obtrusive to an overall design plan and furniture arrangement in a room. Table lamps are available in any size to balance the height of different end tables, providing just the right amount of task lighting to each side of a sofa. Recessed accent lighting is another excellent way to draw the eye up and add extra height to a room. A carefully integrated lighting plan can make a beautiful difference. Kitchen lighting requires careful planning because there are so many options to consider. Pendant light is used to light areas such as a kitchen island. One option is three pendant lights designed to illuminate the island and the ceiling as well. The addition of a drum pendant light hung over the dinette table could make a design statement as well as illumination. Id really like to urge you to consider updating your lighting fixtures because they can help you dramatically change the way your home looks without a tremendous investment. And remember, you can make a room seem larger by washing its walls with even lighting, and conversely you can make a larger room feel smaller and cozier by lighting just a few areas with pools of light. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at jeanie@coindecden.com. Refuge Adds Summer Education InternEducation intern Shannon MacKenzie arrived on May 7 to help the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel with staffing shortages this summer, thanks to funding from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). MacKenzie, a senior at Washington State University in Pullman, is studying environmental and ecosystem sciences with hopes to become a teacher or park ranger. Thats why this internship in the education department is so perfect for me, she said. I get to teach children about the environment around them. Its a lot of fun to see a childs face light up when they learn something new. Having visited family often on Sanibel, MacKenzie was excited to spend the summer here and learn about a new ecosystem. She will assist Refuge Conservation Educator Sara Hallas through mid-August, when she will return to school to finish her degree. There is always something new to learn here, with new wildlife on the refuge every day, she added. I absolutely love it at Ding Darling. Theres great staff who are so knowledgeable. DDWS provides living stipends and other benefits for about a dozen interns each year. The refuge supports interns and resident volunteers with free housing. Our interns bring youthful energy, enthusiasm and creativity to the refuge team, said Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. At the same time, the program gives students and recent graduates an opportunity to learn handson about the environment and refuge operations. For more information about the refuge internship programs, contact Westland at 472-1100 ext. 237. To learn about supporting the refuge intern program, contact Sarah Lathrop, DDWS associate director, at 472-1100 ext. 4. Shannon MacKenzie photo provided

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39 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018Interior Design Professionals HonoredLinda and Dana Coin, owners of the Decorating Den Interiors, serving Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers and Cape Coral, were honored for business achievement and at the companys 49th annual conference and supplier market held recently in Orlando. The Coins and their team received the prestigious Crystal Award for 2017 sales that put them among the top three in the United States. Also presented to the team was the Premier Club Award for cumulative multimillion dollar sales achievement. Designer Trinette Nelson received the Directors Award for 2017 sales and the distinction of being named as one of the top five designers internationally. Weve returned from conference with an extensive library of before and after high resolution digital photographs featuring room makeovers from this years Dream Room competition, said Linda Coin. They are fabulous designs with interesting stories behind them, making for an ideal workshop or seminar program for organizations looking for a speaker for their meetings, she added. Decorating Den Interiors room makeovers have been featured in such publications as Traditional Home, Elle Dcor, Better Homes and Gardens, Veranda the prestigious Canadian publication Arabella among others. As North Americas largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company, we offer our clients fine furniture, case goods, accessories, lighting, floor and wall coverings, draperies and other hard and soft window treatments from our LIVV Home Collection of furnishings, Coin said. We bring samples directly to the clients home or office, provide complimentary design services and personally oversee projects through installation. From left, Trinette Nelson; Barb Cacchione; Marcia Feeney; Linda Coin, Decorating Den Interiors owner; Jim Bugg, Decorating Den Interiors corporate president and CEO; Katie Frederic; Jeanie Tinch; and Dana Coin, Decorating Den Interiors owner 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 www.SanibelCaptivaRealEstateGuide.com 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!$449,000 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 REDUCED

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201840 One of my all-time favorite movie scenes is from The Pink Panther Strikes Again, where Inspector Jacques Clouseau (played by legendary actor Peter Sellers) inquires of the innkeeper, Does your dog bite? While reaching to pet the animal, Clouseau is viciously attacked causing him to yell in shock, I thought you said that your dog does not bite!? THAT is not my dog, the innkeeper calmly replies. Despite seeing it hundreds of times, I still laugh at that scene. As most of you know, the plot of the Pink Panther movie series revolves around the heist of a famous large pink-hued diamond and Clouseaus ensuing shenanigans pursuing the thieves. But its not so funny when mother or father loses precious jewelry or other valuables while in assisted living or nursing home care. Anecdotally, the loss of keepsakes and valuables appears to happen quite frequently when a loved one is in the care of another, whether in their own residence or in an assisted living facility. Unfortunately, when valuables disappear, they are almost never recovered, and its very hard to prove who may be responsible. Further, most assisted living facilities are not contractually liable for valuable items lost or stolen while one is in their care. Im not, by the way, accusing all health care workers of committing theft. Im sure many such caretakers have been accused of taking items that were long ago lost, but faulty memories led to false accusations. With that said, enough valuables have disappeared from the homes of those being cared for or from the rooms in assisted living facilities that residents should consider taking precautionary steps to avoid the heartache of losing an item near and dear to their hearts. So lets review what steps you may want to consider before moving yourself or another loved one into a residence where others are readily present. First, if one owns valuables that one doesnt often wear, consider storing them in a bank safety deposit box. The annual charges are well worth the investment to ensure that your valuables arent prone to those who may have sticky fingers. When you have a safe deposit box, it is usually a good idea to have a trusted relative as a signor on the box, and for you to advise of the bank location and box number that you have rented, as well as where your key is stored. Second, if you have already considered giving some or all of your valuables away to loved ones now (as opposed to bequeathing them in a will), you may get the added benefit of watching your loved ones enjoy the gifts. Here you should consider getting appraisals and filing gift tax returns if you or your spouse is likely to have to file a federal estate tax return. Third, if you dont already have riders covering the valuables on your homeowners or renters policy, speak to your insurance agent. Your agent will tell you what steps should be taken to guard against loss. Most of the time; however, it is not the financial loss that hurts when losing jewelry and other keepsakes; it is the emotional loss as well. To that end, if you decide to give jewelry that is already covered by an insurance rider, make sure that you remove the rider from the policy after the gift is completed. I have known some who use modern surveillance equipment to record video of those who work in the home. While I dont believe that this is the best option, it could catch a thief red-handed, so to speak, and lead to the recovery of the item if discovered soon enough after the heist. I believe that the takeaway from all of this is that those who are vulnerable should work to minimize the opportunity of those who might be interested in taking valuables by not having them around to begin with. After all, most of us dont have a trusted manservant like Clouseaus Cato Fong who would never steal anything. Instead, Cato would rather karate chop the inspector upon his arrival from home after a hard days work. So dont end up like Chief Inspector Dreyfus who eventually ended up in the funny farm (pun intended!). When you or a loved one is in need of assisted living or nursing home care, dont forget to secure the valuables. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerDoes Your Dog Bite?by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA www.SanibelPlumbingCompany.com Sanibel Plumbing24/7 Service Remodel New Construction 239.472.11012244 Periwinkle Way Suite 13 Sanibel, FL 33957 Lic. #CFC1429575 www.SanCapElectricalCompany.com SanCap ElectricalService Remodel New Construction 239.472.18412244 Periwinkle Way Suite 13 Sanibel, FL 33957 Lic. #EC13006430 City Memorial Day ScheduleThe City of Sanibel administrative offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28 and will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, May 29. Refuse, recycling and vegetation waste collection by Advanced Disposal scheduled for Memorial Day will be one day later. Therefore, if your normal pick-up day is Monday, May 28, your waste will be picked up on Tuesday, May 29. The altered schedule will remain in place for the rest of the week. The normal waste collection schedule will resume on Monday, June 4. If you have any questions, call Advanced Disposal at 334-1224. The Sanibel Recreation Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28 and will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, May 29. If you have any questions, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345. Center 4 Life/Civic Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28 and will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, May 29. If you have any questions, call the Center 4 Life at 472-5743. Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm | Sunday 12-5pm | www.ElegantOutdoors.comVOTED TOP 5 OUTDOOR FURNITURE STORES IN THE USASouth Ft. 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Real Estate Team Adds New MemberThe Burns Family Team with Premier Sothebys International Realty has added realtor Tim Drobnyk to their team. Drobnyk brings decades of real estate experience and strong community involvement to the Burns Family Team. Drobnyk has lived in Florida since the 1970s. He attended Elon University and graduated with a masters degree in business administration. Drobnyk has lived in Soutwest Florida since 1995 and has been a Sanibel resident since 2001. He has been broker/owner of a real estate company, regional sales manager for a national builder, and had been involved with commercial acquisitions. We are very excited to have Tim as a part of our family team, said Jeff Burns. He has decades of real estate experience and is also raising a family here on the island. Weve enjoyed working together for years and decided that joining forces would be a great move to better serve our island friends and neighbors. The Burns Family Team is comprised of Jeff and Tiffany Burns, Joe and Joan Burns, John and Denice Beggs, Kathy Haungs, Shaelyn Dimiceli, executive assistant Becky Sterling, and now, Tim Drobnyk. The team has over 150 years of combined island real estate experience. We feel strongly about our motto Your local experts with a global reach, Burns added. With the addition of Tim, we are gaining very strong experience that our valued clients will benefit from. From local expertise to a global marketing program, we want to provide the best real estate service possible. From page 32Holistic Medicinefor his own chronic pain. For my lower back pain, Brian stuck me in the right shoulder and the right knee, Kern said. The pathways were unexpected, but when I got up and walked away, I felt much better. It is phenomenal stuff. During the meeting, which was led by Lions Club President Tom Nachazel, Rick Wagner was inducted as treasurer, and George Veillette was recognized as Lion of the Year. As outgoing president, this meeting was Nachazels last. Reflecting back on his year as president, as well as on his 25-year association with the club, Nachazel praised the Lions for their community spirit. I am a Lion, because I love the thought of helping people, he said. I wanted to give back. The Lions Club provides the avenue for me to do just that, said Nachazel. Our club will always be a work in progress. Its fun working with such fine people. The next dinner meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at The Community House. The guest speaker will be Margaret Muhundro, executive director of the Sanibel Public Library. For more information about the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, visit www. sanibelcaptivalions.org. Burns Family Team, from left, John and Denice Beggs, Tiffany Burns, Joe and Joan Burns, Jeff Burns, Kathy Haungs and Shaelyn Dimiceli photos provided Tim Drobnyk41 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 Jayne Lumley, Realtor, CAM, CFPM, SCIS, PA JayneLumley@gmail.com 239-872-2546 VIP Realty Group, Inc. 2000 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Your Life In Paradise! www.JayneLumley.com Place for the Family and Income Too!Large 5 BD, 3 BA Duplex in the heart of Sanibel. Remodeled Duplex with Impact Doors & windows, roof & A/C units. Light & bright tiled through out with granite counters. Separate patios & decks for each unit. Close to Gulfside City Beach Access & Parks, shopping, restaurants. Rare opportunity! Priced at $575,000Golf and Lakeside Living in the Dunes!Location, Location! is 3/BD, 2/BA updated home backs onto quiet & serene Bailey Preserve. Large wrap around Deck o screened Lanai. Large open kitchen with Granite counters, Stainless Appliances great for entertaining. Enclosed garage and open car port on opposite side. Light & bright with sky lights & vaulted ceilings, walk in closets, wood & tiled ooring. Lots of storage upper & lower areas with 2 A/C Zones. Dunes Golf & Tennis Community has many amenities, Clubhouse & Restaurant, Pro shops, 18 Hole Golf Course, Tennis Courts, Pool with memberships available. $599,000 NEW LISTING ATTENTION High School GraduatesEmail the following information to press@islandsunnews.com so we can include you in our graduation pages y our name and photo name of high school names of y our parents school y ou will be attending in the f all Any questions, call 395-1213

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201842 Island Seniors At Center 4 LifeMeet your friends and make some new ones at the Center 4 Life. Browse through the following activities, then stop by to sign up. The Center 4 Life will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal operating hours resume on Tuesday, May 29. Center 4 Life Scheduled Facility Maintenance Closure The Center 4 Life will be closed from Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8 in order to complete numerous maintenance projects. The facility will reopen and activities will resume on Monday, June 11. Some of the projects include repairing and replacing kitchen flooring, roof repair, deep cleaning and painting of the facility. All of these projects have been scheduled during this time in an effort to minimize the inconvenience to our patrons. The Sanibel Recreation Center offers 35 land and water fitness classes each week which are included in your Sanibel Recreation Center membership. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www. mysanibel.com. Trash & Treasures Sale Donations 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 ocean@comcast.net or contact the center. The featured book for Wednesday, June 13 is Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. The movie will be shown at 12:30 p.m. followed by the book discussion at 2:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch. Leisure Lunchers University Grill & Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW Tour Wednesday, May 30. Cost is $5 per person with lunch on your own. This is a docent-led tour through Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW State College of works by Steve Keene called 57 Miles or 455 Furlongs. Keene is known as the Worlds Most Prolific Painter. Time magazine called him the Assembly Line Picasso. Keene estimates that he has created enough paintings since the 1990s to extend more than 57 miles or 455 furlongs, hence the name of the exhibit. Lunch is on your own at the University Grill. Advance registration is required. Murder in Paradise at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Thursday, May 31. Cost is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. This fun night of murder mystery comedy is an interactive production, wrapped around a four-course meal that is served to your table by the suspects, of course. Bring your imagination and appetite its comedy to die for. When you arrive, youll be given a new name and a new identity for the evening, as you are an honored guest. During the course of the evening, youll witness several crimes, including at least one murder, and its your job to figure out whodunnit. There will be a detective to lead the investigation, but youre free to do a little detective work yourself. Become part of the action or just sit back and watch the mystery unfold while having dinner. Prizes are awarded to the person that solves, or comes closest to solving, the mystery. Price includes dinner and show, but does not include drinks and gratuity. Carpool arrangements will be made for transportation. Advance registration is required. Gelli Printing with Bea Pappas Fridays, May 25, June 15, 22 and 29. 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. 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 June 12 and 26 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 a.m. 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. 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Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 73 TUESDAYSunny High: 84 Low: 76 THURSDAYSunny High: 85 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:22 am4:29 amNone5:44 pm Sat12:12 am5:03 am11:45 am6:30 pm Sun1:13 am5:32 am12:08 pm7:11 pm Mon2:07 am5:57 am12:31 pm7:48 pm Tue2:56 am6:20 am12:55 pm8:23 pm Wed3:41 am6:42 am1:22 pm8:58 pm Thu4:24 am7:07 am1:52 pm9:35 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:54 am4:39 am11:38 pm5:22 pm Sat11:35 am5:24 amNone6:13 pm Sun12:29 am6:08 am12:10 pm6:59 pm Mon1:11 am6:49 am12:40 pm7:42 pm Tue1:50 am7:27 am1:06 pm8:25 pm Wed2:31 am8:03 am1:27 pm9:09 pm Thu3:20 am8:37 am1:46 pm9:51 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:27 am4:31 am11:17 pm5:46 pm Sat10:50 am5:05 amNone6:32 pm Sun12:18 am5:34 am11:13 am7:13 pm Mon1:12 am5:59 am11:36 am7:50 pm Tue2:01 am6:22 am12:00 pm8:25 pm Wed2:46 am6:44 am12:27 pm9:00 pm Thu3:29 am7:09 am12:57 pm9:37 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri1:10 am7:45 am1:32 pm9:00 pm Sat2:22 am8:19 am1:55 pm9:46 pm Sun3:23 am8:48 am2:18 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43 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 by Jeff LysiakNine members of the Island Seniors group, along with Center 4 Life Senior Program Recreation Assistant Amy Brown, traveled off-island recently to take part in a paddlewheel cruise, a relaxing 4.5hour excursion between Fort Myers and the WP Franklin Lock in Alva. Boarding the Captain JP a 500-passenger, three-story paddlewheeler departing from the downtown Fort Myers Yacht Basin, guest traveled slowly up the Caloosahatchee and along the Intracoastal Waterway that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic Ocean through a series of five locks. Throughout the late morning and early afternoon, passengers viewed picturesque points along the 33-mile journey. Passing underneath the Edison Bridge, the crew shared information about some of the manmade islands dotting the northern side of the Caloosahatchee. After Hurricane Charley, some of those islands were devastated, the narrator explained, noting how full of roosting birds the islands were today. As you can see, Mother Nature has made quite the comeback. During the next 90 minutes, the vessel slowly meandered past several landmarks including the FPL Power Plant, where hundreds of manatees congregate every winter while seeking warmer waters, the mouth of the Orange River and the historic Tice Railroad Bridge, built in 1903. They keep the bridge open most of the day, since only two trains pass through there every day, the narrator noted. Just before the buffet lunch was served, the paddlewheeler arrived at the WP Franklin Lock. Becoming operational in 1939, the lock is 400 feet long, 56 feet wide and 14 feet deep. It takes approximately 15 minutes to open and drain two to three feet of water (about 178,000 gallons, at a rate of 28,900 cubic feet per second) through its gates. More than 15,000 vessels travel through the lock every year. After lunch, on the way back to Fort Myers, entertainer Jerry Burton performed for two hours, singing songs made famous by The Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, acts that popularized The Motown Sound and pop, rock and country singers of the 1950s through 1980s. Passengers sang along and danced throughout Burtons act. The paddlewheel boat always seemed like something the group would really enjoy, said Brown. Its the whole package a day out on the water, live narration, fun entertainment and, of course, food. According to Brown, visiting downtown Fort Myers is something the Island Seniors do quite often. Between October and May, the group attends shows at the Florida Repertory Theatre, visits some of the citys newest restaurants and has participated in historical walking tours of the area. I thought it was really interesting, and good food, said Deborah Butler. Our group really had a good time singing along, and dancing. I loved the cruise. Going through the locks was interesting. The weather was nice, too, added Veena Vajani. We all danced together. That was really fun. Another member of the Island Seniors, Eileen Kehoe, talked about how the group from Sanibel got other passengers out onto the dance floor. Many people on the boat were sitting in their chairs after lunch, and we Center 4 Life exercise enthusiasts decided to liven up the scene, she said. One by one, we headed out to the dance floor and gave the singer a reason to keep the party going. Upcoming Leisure Lunchers outings with the Island Seniors include Tuesday, June 19 at Cips Place and Tuesday, July 10 at Sweet Melissas Caf. Advance registration is required; separate checks will be provided. A special lunch excursion to The Off Broadway Palm Theatre will be held on Wednesday, July 18. Following lunch at Cristofs on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, the group will take in a production of The Savannah Sipping Society Cost is $39 for members and $49 for non-members. Limited seating is available and advance registration is required. Transportation will be via carpool. For more information about these outings or to sign up, call the Center 4 Life at 472-5743. Taking part in the Intracoastal Waterway cruise were, from left, Libby Countryman, Veena Vajani, Eileen Kehoe, Bud Reinhold, Deborah Butler, Christl Smith, Mary Ann Gilhooley, Joan Sperry, Anne Walter and Amy Brown photos by Jeff Lysiak Entertainer Jerry Burton performed for two hours on the way back to Fort Myers Entering the WP Franklin Lock from the west Some of the Island Seniors dancing to the sounds of MotownIsland Seniors Take Paddlewheel Cruise Through Intracoastal Waterway

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Pro Racing Driver Provides Lesson That Its Okay To Go Out On Topby Ed FrankFor so many professional athletes, they abhor the thought of retiring when their careers near the end. Whether its the money, ego or countless other reasons, so many attempt to prolong the inevitable, often to embarrassing conclusions. This is not the case, however, for Danica Patrick, one of the most famous professional athletes in the world, who, at just 36 years old, will climb into her bright green GoDaddy race car for the final time this Sunday for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. There is little doubt that Patrick could remain a competitive driver in this male-dominated sport for years. But having proven success and broken records in various levels of racing, she is closing out this part of her professional life as her focus shifts to an entrepreneurial career. She will start Sunday in her GoDaddy car in seventh position, having qualified at 228.090 miles per hour in her four-lap qualifying run, just a few ticks slower than pole sitter and teammate Ed Carpenters time of 229.618 miles per hour. Twenty-six drivers qualified for this famous race at speeds slower than Patricks. Her racing accomplishments fill pages, but among the highlights was her rookie year in 2005 at the Indy 500 when she stunned the world by leading 19 laps and finishing fourth, earning Rookie of the Year and becoming the first woman to lead laps and score a top-5 finish in the historic race. She made history again three years later when she became the first woman to win a major open-wheel race in the Indy Japan 300. In 2010, she moved to NASCAR racing where she continued to rewrite the history books. She broke records for the most top finishes of any female, with a total of seven top 10s in the NASCAR Cup Series. Three years later, she transitioned to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and made headlines with her record-setting performance in the 55th Daytona 500 when she became the first woman to win a NASCAR Cup pole position, finishing in eighth place. Patrick is returning to the Indianapolis 500 for the first time since 2011, but she announced last November it will be the last race in her sterling career. She has moved into the world of business, launching a clothing line, authoring a fitness book and is the sole proprietor of a vineyard in California. And it doesnt hurt that she has been featured in numerous magazine covers, was named among Time Magazines 100 Influential People and appeared in 13 GoDaddy Super Bowl commercials. Her net worth as of last June was $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She is proving it is okay to go out on top a lesson other athletes could learn from her. Finally, if you watch Sundays Indy 500, dont be surprised if you see Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers nearby as the two have been in a relationship in recent months. Florida Everblades Skate To League Finals The Florida Everblades hockey team defeated the Adirondack Thunder four-gameto-one to win the ECHL Eastern Conference Championship and will face the winner of the Fort Wayne Komets-Colorado Eagles Western Conference series in the best-of-seven Kelly Cup Championship. Colorado was leading that series 3-2 early this week. It will be the first time the Everblades have reached the league championship series since 2012 when they won the title. Florida also won Eastern Conference Championships in 2003 and 2004. The Everblades defeated Adirondack all three games last week on the Thunder home ice, 3-2, 7-3 and 3-2. Interestingly, Tampa Bay of the National Hockey League was leading Washington three-games-to-two in search of a Stanley Cup title clash with the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights as of Monday of this week. Should Tampa Bay win that fourth game, we will have two Florida hockey teams skating for league championships. SUN ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201844 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first player to hit his 499th and 500th car eer home runs in the same game? 2. Name the player who led the American League in both doubles and triples in 1970. Hint: He played for the Minnesota Twins. 3. Who was the last running back befor e Matt Dayes in 2016 to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season for North Carolina State? 4. Which was the last NBA team befor e Golden State in 2016 to have 47 assists in a game? 5. Who was the first American woman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame? 6. Name the last woman befor e Evgenia Medvedeva in 2017 to win back-to-back world figure skating singles titles. 7. Entering 2018, when was the last U.S. Open playoffs for mens golf? ANSWERS 1. Albert Pujols did it with the Angels in 2014. 2. Cesar Tovar had 36 doubles and 13 triples that season. 3. T.A. McLendon, in 2002. 4. The Phoenix Suns, in 1991. 5. Cammi Granato, who was captain of the U.S. womens hockey team that won Olympic gold in 1998. 6. Michelle Kwan, in 2000-01. 7. It was 2008, when Tiger Woods beat Rocco Mediate. $799,000 Call Eric Pfeifer239.472.0004 Third Floor, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Paradise Spectacular Direct Gulf Views A Popular Vacation Destination! PRGHomeTeam.com This Weeks Featured PropertyLoggerhead Cay # 143 From page 1DestinationJodie Booras, Expedias accolades for the island were based upon reviews of more than 4,600 travel destinations visited last year by its website users. Not to be too outdone by its southerly state-mate (Key West, which ranked 14th), Sanibel clinches the No. 15 spot in its first appearance, Expedias website stated. Visitors fall in love with the place for many reasons. Go shelling on the beach, fill up on fresh seafood at joints like the super-fun Bubble Room, and spend peaceful time at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Ranking ahead of the top two Florida destinations were Wailea, Hawaii; Cambria, California; Springdale, Utah; Quebec City, Quebec; Ashland, Oregon; Calgary, Alberta; Victoria, British Columbia; Sedona, Arizona; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Paso Robles, California; Solvang, California; and Bar Harbor, Maine. Rounding out the top 20 were Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; Charleston, South Carolina; Rosemont, Illinois; and Montreal, Quebec. The top destinations were chosen by verified Expedia reviewers throughout 2017 and rose to the top of over 4,600 reviewed cities, Booras explained. Each of these cities received a least 600 reviews and are listed in order of highest-reviewed out of five. As news of the Expedia ranking spread across the island last week, a number of locals offered their reaction. To be one of only two Florida destinations chosen in the top 15 of Expedias Top Rated Vacation Destinations in North America is quite an honor, but as anyone who is fortunate to have vacationed on Sanibel would attest, it is well deserved, said John Lai, president and COO of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. We have consistently offered world-class beaches, shelling, shopping, biking, fishing and dining, but our sustainable initiatives and undisturbed natural environment are truly what sets us apart. Sanibel offers the complete package for families of all seasons of life. As a longtime resident and mayor of Sanibel, Kevin Ruane stated that the island makes a terrific destination due to the uniqueness where nature and people do exist. It is an amazing place to live where more people realize just how special a place it is, said Ruane. The tranquility overtakes you and you forget that this is a city and not a tropical island. For more information and the complete list of top destinations, visit https:// viewfinder.expedia.com/features/top-ratedvacation-destinations-in-north-america. Late last year, Expedia included Sanibel and Fort Myers in its ranking of Post-Natural Disasters: 10 Places Making A Comeback. Floridas west coast took a beating during Hurricane Irma, but by late September, Fort Myers and Sanibel Island were back at it, the website posted on December 1, 2017. The beaches, such as Captiva Island, Bonita Springs and Boca Grande, among others, have all reopened and passed their water testing. Southwest Florida International Airport is running as usual, and many of the parks and businesses have rebounded or are well on their way.

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45 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 New Delivery Van Provided For FISHThe Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI) and The Sanctuary Golf Club board came together in March to help FISH of SanCap serve its clients more effectively. The result of their collaboration is a sizable van that will provide efficient pickup and delivery of supplies to the FISH food pantry. FISH volunteers face major challenges keeping the pantry stocked, because they have at their disposal only personal cars to pick up supplies, CFI Grants Chair Virginia Stringer said. Personal vehicles dont have the space or equipment to transport heavy items or large quantities. The new van solves these problems. Delivered to FISH in early April, the van has transformed the organizations pantry services. A delivery of frozen food and canned goods from the Harry Chapin Food Bank can weigh as much as 800 pounds, FISH Executive Director Maggi Feiner said. The new vans weight limit is 1,600 pounds, which is phenomenal for us. In addition to food and home supplies, FISH routinely loans health equipment to clients, including walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, crutches and canes. These items all require delivery to clients homes, Feiner said. Wheelchairs and commodes in particular are heavy and bulky. The van can easily handle the load. The vehicle is a 2018 Chevrolet City Express cargo van. Although spare on bells and whistles, it is longer and taller than a typical van, and it is fuel efficient. The van comes with a backup camera, and the dealership, Victory Lane Chevrolet, donated sturdy partitions, which it installed between the front seat and the cargo area. They are a really important safety feature for us, said Feiner. The entire partnership making this acquisition possible for FISH includes the CFI/Sanctuary Grant, along with an anonymous private donor, Victory Lane Chevrolet and salesman Big Mike. The total cost of the van is $23,000. FISH currently serves more than 750 island families. Our client base has grown considerably in recent years, Feiner said. Walking through our doors and admitting that you are hungry and cannot feed your family is a humbling experience, she added. With SNAP cutbacks and cost increases for food, gasoline and rent, the number of people in need continues to escalate. The van will help us keep our pantry continuously stocked for these families, with no gaps in service. The van makes as many as seven runs per week. In addition to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the van stops at the Sanibel Island Farmers Market on Sundays. The market gives us several cases of tomatoes, plus peppers, eggplants all varieties of veggies, said Feiner. Our pantry clients love fresh veggies and fruits. FISH volunteers pick up produce as soon as the farmers market closes on Sunday. It is sorted and refrigerated and ready for clients Monday morning, promptly at 10 a.m. FISH also picks up supplies from Baileys General Store and Island Pharmacy. The volunteer drivers receive special training on the equipment and operation of the vehicle. During the season, approximately 200 FISH volunteers support 43 discrete services, with about 50 stepping up in the summer months. Food pantry hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but our staff works 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and I am on call 24/7. We are there whenever clients need us, Feiner said. The CFI Grants Committee, headed by Stringer, also includes Cindy Brown, Brenda Harrity, Chris Heidrick, Mike Kelly, Jim Pouliot, Nathalie Pyle and Chip Roach. 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 this van and its many other charitable endeavors. 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 it 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 The Sanctuarys members demonstrates the caring nature of the islands. For more information on grant giving through the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, visit www.charitablefoundati onoftheislands.org. From left, FISH Executive Director Maggi Feiner, CFI Grants Chair Virginia Stringer, FISH Board Chair Nichole McHale and The Sanctuary Golf Club General Manager Ken Kouril with the new FISH of SanCap delivery van photo provided The American Legion remember that FREEDOM and www.Legion.org Memorial DayThe American Legion Veterans Still Serving America IS NOT FREE Island Sun Dunes Nifty Niners Club ChampionRoberta Rohl earned The Dunes Nifty Niners Club Champion golf title. Twenty five ladies participated in the event. The season was concluded with an Olympic theme dinner party hosted by Geri Perkins and Joanne Mallow. Roberta Rohl photo provided

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201846 Doctor and DieticianKeeping Your Brain Sharpby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDThe saying, Use it or lose it! actually holds true for the brain. To keep it sharp, the brain needs to be stretched and exercised. Physical exercise is great for both the body and the brain, as exercise nourishes both. Brain exercises, or neurobics, are important to challenge your brain. We tend to get into routines and do things the same way over and over, but changing things up can help exercise the brain. Try taking a different route instead of the same one when driving to familiar places. Using all five senses can challenge and exercise the brain. For example, those who are right-handed can try to use the left hand for various activities. Smell, taste, touch, listen to and look at new things. Choosing fresh, healthy foods and maintaining healthy weights are better for your brain. High cholesterol, elevated blood pressure and obesity all increase the risks of dementia. Engaging in exercise during midlife can significantly reduce the risks of dementia and cognitive impairment later in life. Increase your intake of fresh, real foods and colorful vegetables, and try to avoid fake, processed and sugary foods. Exercise reshapes the brain. When we dont use our muscles, they atrophy. The brain is no different. Boost the health of brain cells, stimulate growth of new blood vessels in the brain and encourage new neuronal connections. When your kids and grandkids are playing video games, consider joining them for a few. You will learn something new and stimulate different areas of the brain. Why let kids have all the fun? Join them in some physical activity too, like taking a walk while enjoying the sights and sounds at the beach or along a beautiful local nature path. Staying active both physically and mentally boosts brain function and keeps your brain sharp. 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. 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 www.sbshlaw.com 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 estateprograms.com 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 VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting, Tax Preparation and Consultation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non ResidentsCHARTERED FINANCIAL CONSULTANT Lions Continue Collecting Used EyeglassesThe Sanibel Captiva Lions Club continues to collect used prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses as part of its Recycle For Sight program. The club reports collection in April slowed slightly from an exceptional March, but still relatively strong. In April, a total of 296 eyeglasses were collected and includes 67 cases. Year-to-date items collected have exceeded 3,000 at 3,142 and last years 12-month total has been exceeded with two months remaining. We greatly appreciate the efforts of our community in donating their unused glasses and cases, said Lion Tom Nachazel. It allows our club to provided them to those in need. Lions deliver the eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases to the Bonita Springs Lions Club, where they are further categorized and sent on to a Lions Recycling Center to be cleaned and categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution in the United States and throughout the world. To donate used glasses, including reading glasses, place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes located at the following businesses: Sanibel Ace Hardware, Bank of the Islands, Baileys General Store, Island Pharmacy, Joeys Custard, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank (Library Way and Periwinkle Way locations), Sanibel Community Church, Sanibel Public Library, Sanibel Eyecare, Santiva General Store, Senior Center Center 4 Life. Captiva Captiva Memorial Library and Bank of the Islands. The Sanibel Captiva Lions meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Community House. Visiting Lions are welcome. For more information or to get involved, contact membership chairman Steve Schulz at stevenschulz@comcast.net or 233-6261. Barre Fitness Classes At Rec CenterRegistration is now open for summer sessions of Barre Fitness classes at the Sanibel Recreation Center. A Barre workout combines functional strength, dance, Pilates and yoga concepts into a series of movements designed to strengthen the entire body. Participants will primarily utilize bodyweight for resistance while focusing on alignment and posture with the goal of enhancing body awareness, coordination, balance and strength. Cost is $27.50 for members and $36.50 for non-members Class size is limited to 10 participants. Register in advance to reserve your spot. June Summer Session: Mondays, June 4, 11 and 18 at 8:30 a.m.; Tuesdays, June 5, 12 and 19 at 7 a.m.; Thursdays, June 7, 14 and 21 at 5:30 p.m.; and Fridays, June 8, 15 and 22 at 8:30 a.m. July Summer Session: Mondays, July 9, 16 and 23 at 8:30 a.m.; Tuesdays, July 10, 17 and 24 at 7 a.m.; Thursdays, July 12, 19 and 26 at 5:30 p.m.; and Fridays, July 13, 20 and 27 at 8:30 a.m. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com.

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SUN deaRPharmacistSupport Your Thyroid With Supplementsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Hopefully you realize that in order to look, feel and function your best as you age, its imperative that you take good care of your thyroid gland because it plays a role in many plaguing symptoms from head to toe including hair loss, chronic fatigue, skin problems, insomnia and weight gain. The trouble is that lab tests lie and dont usually confirm what youre feeling. I had to find that out myself the hard way, and thats why I wrote Thyroid Healthy Ever since I dealt with a bout of hypothyroidism years ago, and healed myself completely, Ive been a big advocate of supplements for thyroid support. One quick thing, your T4 has to lose one iodine atom to form T3, thats what the numbers stand for. Its the T3 that works and helps energize you, burn off fat, grow pretty hair beautiful and improve memory. Converting that T4 to T3 is a big deal. All the T4 in the world wont cure hypothyroidism if you dont activate it to T3 and, to do that, you need certain cofactors and nutrients like the following: Probiotics: You need probiotics to convert the T4 hormone you make (or take in the form of medication). As much as 20 percent of your inactive T4 is converted to T3 in your gut, if your digestion is working well. Unfortunately, many of us have woefully inadequate gut health because we are lacking friendly bacteria. Zinc: Zinc is critical for activating T4 to T3 in the liver and kidneys and it improves the function of specific enzymes (deiodinase) that activate thyroid hormone. Remember, you want to activate it by converting the T4 your gland spits out, into T3. Selenium: Like zinc, this mineral is also needed for certain deiodinase enzymes which convert T4 to T3. Selenium is also needed to balance excess thyroid activity that may be caused by internal or external stressors. Catalase: Hydrogen peroxide is sometimes high in people with thyroid disorders, so neutralizing it is important, especially if you have Hashimotos. Catalase is as an antioxidant to reduce hydrogen peroxide that you make in your liver. Its extremely beneficial to your blood stream, to your thyroid and to all your organs. By the way catalase helps break down alcohol, thats why some people take it for hangovers, lol! Hydrogen peroxide is a free radical that can take your body over. Hydrogen peroxide has been studied and its implicated in oxidative stress disorders and many chronic illnesses. Ashwagandha: This incredible herb stimulates production of both T4 and T3 in your body. It also nourishes your adrenal glands, so if you feel like you cant cope with stress, this is a wonderful botanical to consider. Theres a longer version of this article waiting for you, after you sign up for my free newsletter at www.suzycohen.com You can heal yourself. Truth is, I used to be a human doing, and I had to train myself to become a human being. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www.SuzyCohen.com. 47 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 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 239-472-4505IslandCondo@comcast.net www.icmpools.com Monday-Friday 7am-4pm 24 Hour Emergency Service AvailableDEPENDABLE, FAST & RELIABLE Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Can you explain why some people easily bounce back from setbacks and others do not?A: It does seem as though some people are prone to sailing thorough lifes storms, while others struggle to rise above when knocked down. Those who have the ability to rise above adversity seem to have something called resilience. Resilience is the ability to recover from difficult experiences: the loss of a loved one through death, divorce, a job loss, a traumatic experience or a serious illness. Its the strength of mind, body, spirit and emotions (the whole) that contributes to those people who are able to respond well to adversity and overcome it. Learning to build resiliency is the key. Every one of us has the ability to cultivate that inner strength needed in order to rise above the many challenges life brings. Our brains are adaptable to manage emotions and cultivate inner strength to recover from a variety of mental health issues and not just survive, but thrive, regardless of what obstacles life throws your way. Through much research, it appears that internal strengths and coping mechanisms better predict who will triumph over adversity than external circumstances. These strengths and coping mechanisms, the protective factors if you will, will help you rise to resilience. Below are some examples of how one can become more resilient: 1. Sense of autonomy 2. Rational thought process 3. Healthy optimism and self-esteem 4. Meaning and purpose in life 5. Good health habits 6. Character 7. Balance 8. Adaptability 9. Sense of Humor Its never too late to work towards these relative concepts. It doesnt occur in an all-or-none fashion, rather it exists on a continuum. 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 drconstanceclancy@gmail.com or visit www.drconstanceclancy.com. 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 www.southwestfloa.org. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way.

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ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201848 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: press@islandsunnews.com PETS OF THE WEEKphotos provided Haven on Earth Animal LeaguePaige And NigelHi there! Im Nigel. I am a beautiful, 1-yearold, silver-smoke tabby boy. Im told that my coloring is quite rare. I am a lap kitty that likes attention and am looking for a lap to call mine forever. I am currently living with a foster mom. I am up to date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $100. Hello, my name is Paige. I am a beautiful, calico female kitty, not even 2-years old. I am very affectionate and I even get along with friendly dogs. I have been fully vetted and brought up to date on all vaccines. I tested positive for FIV, but Im told that I can still live a long, happy life once I find my forever home. I am currently staying with a foster mom. My adoption fee is $75. We are being cared for by Haven on Earth Animal League. For more information, call Diane at 860-833-4472 or email havenonearthanimalleague@yahoo.com. Paige Nigel Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesMitchell And LilacHello, my name is Mitchell. I am a 1-yearold male terrier mix who is a handsome little guy that loves to show off my ears for pictures as you can see. I am the perfect size for apartment or condo living. I have gone to events with our staff and volunteers so I have been around adults, kids, big dogs, small dogs you name it! My adoption fee is $75. Hi, Im Lilac. I am a 1-year-old female domestic medium hair who is a beautiful cat that, as you can tell, gets along well with others. My adoption fee is just $50. This includes spay, up-to-date vaccinations, rabies, county license and a 10-day health guarantee. Thats a $500 package. Another added bonus is all cats are adopt one and get a feline friend at no charge. My adoption fee is $50. The shelter is open to the public Monday through Saturday at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers. Adoptions are available 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, visit Lee County Domestic Animal Services at www.leegov.com/animalservices or call 533-7387. 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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORYSUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 53ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201850 PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302POOL SERVICE & REPAIR 239-699-627924/7 emergency repair service. Free estimates for weekly service and repairs! Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience License # CPC1457386 Pool Heater Specialist Sales Service & Installation of All Brands FREE EstimatesTREE & LAWN CARE Locally Family Owned & Operatedwww.enviromow.net / enviromow@outlook.comLicensed & InsuredComplete Landscaping Services Weekly Lawn Service Mulch & Sod Installation Property Clean up Tree Trimming & Pruning Landscape Design and Installation239-896-6789 New Client SpecialMust Present Coupon at First Appointment 10% OFFMulch Installation or Landscape Project 10% OFFTree Trimming Project FIND AT LEaAST S SIX D DIffFFERENCES BETWEEN PaANElLS answer on page 55

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY51 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 WINDOW CLEANING 10831 Sunset Plaza Cir #107 Fort Myers, FL 33908service@islandviewclean.comOfce: 239-313-7930 Cell: 239-292-7033 Fax: 239-267-7855 NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 CONSTRUCTION Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & Operated 239-472-6711 Lic. #CBC058789Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS CONTRACTOR Bathrooms Kitchens Lanai Enclosures Windows Screen Rooms Decks Railings Safety Tubs Doors Add a Room or Garage Outdoor Kitchens Storm Shutters and Much More $500. OFF WITH AD cbc1261010239-936-0836Family owned, 40 Years Local Surfside Home Improvements Aluminum & Remodeling CONSTRUCTION Guaranteed Best Price Replacement Impact Windows E xterior Stairs & Decks Repair/Replace Redesign K itchens & Bathrooms R emodeling & Additions N ew Construction C rown Moldings & Trim S torm Shutters G reat Prices & Great Service Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Patrick & JoAnne Ulrich239-896-7116 ulrichbuilding@gmail.com #CRC1331575 Ulrich Building Company GLASS 2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975 Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass Specialists in impact condo complex replacement HOME WATCH TRAVEL MAINTENANCE & REPAIR PLUMBER Plumbing repairs Sewer and drain cleaning Water heaters Back ow Sewer camera inspection and repair239-395-2689Sanibel owned and operated Lic S1-18245 BUILDING AND DESIGN ELECTRICAL www.SanCapElectricalCompany.com2244 Periwinkle Way Suite 13 Sanibel FL 33957239.472.1841Lic. #EC13006430Sales Service Panel Changes Ceiling Fans Testing Troubleshooting Remodels New Construction Home Watch Put my 38+ years of managing Island properties to work for you!Call Me!239-472-6747 Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. HOME WATCH

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week ?239-395-1213ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201852 CUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.comPLUMBING www.SanibelPlumbingCompany.comSales Service Water Heaters Backows Drains Sewers Remodel New Construction2244 Periwinkle Way Suite 13 Sanibel FL 33957239.472.1101Lic. #CFC1429575TREE TRIMMING, ARBORIST Licensed, insured, workers compensation Arbor Specialist Since 1995 Tree Trimming Tree Removal Stump Grinding239-910-3256info@treewest@gmail.comwww.treewestorida.comP.O. Box 564, Sanibel, FL 33957Tell A FriendDESIGN AND REMODELING ARTISTIC INTERIORS INC. CALL CHRIS BORING @239-989-6122BORINGDESIGNSO6 @EMBARQMAIL.COMLic#RG291 103860, SI 16371DESIGNING AND REMODELINGFROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETIONQUALITY REMODELING AND SERVICEWE DONT JUST DO REMODELING, WE CREATE ARTWORKBRICK PAVERS Lee County Lic. # IP06-00664 Sanibel Lic. # S3-14729239-560-1199timsmithbrickpavers@gmail.com COSMETICSWe LOVE irresistible products. From innovative skin care to on-trend cosmetics, Mary Kay offers products women love, and I can help you nd your new favorites!Maggie ButcherIndependent Sales Director marykay.com/mbutcher 904 Lindgren Blvd., Sanibel, FL 33957 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING MEDICAL SERVICES DR. ROBERT FISHERCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN 239-470-2066 robertfisherdc@gmail.com P.O. Box 1090 Captiva, FL 33924LANDSCAPE Bonnys Blooming Gardens239 822-1939For all your landscaping needsLandscape Design and Installation Beautiful Palms and Tropicals Landscape and Lawn Maintenance Tree Trimming ServicesMulch Application Property Clean up & more!INTERIOR DESIGN O 239.312.8800 I C 239.222.0148 AMPMDESIGN@BRIDGETINTERIORS.COM WWW.BRIDGETINTERIORS.COM 1633 PERIWINKLE WAY SUITE C SANIBEL FL 33957 President Allied A.S.I.D.TELEVISION HOME SERVICES WUNDERFUL HOME SERVICES LLC. LANDSCAPING: MAINTENANCE, RE-DESIGN, S S OD, MULCH, WALKw W AYS, DEBr R IS REmo MO VAL & MorOR EHOME WATCh H: WEEKLY OrR MoO NTHLY C CHECK U UPS WELL C CATEr R T ToO Y YoO Ur R S SPECIFIC N NEEd D SHANDYMAN: MINor OR REPAIr R S OrR F FIXESPPRESSURE WASh H ING: L LANAIS, DrR IVEw W AYS, P PAVEr R S, H HoO USE S SId D ING & MorOR EWINDOw W WASh H ING: WINdow DOW S, S SCr R EENS, T TrR ACKS & MorOR E WUNDERFUl LHOMESSERVICES@G GMAIl L.COM 239-258-9322CLEANING SERVICES Jennifer Watson(239) 810-6293 Residential & Commercial Construction Clean Up Interior Windows Home Watch ELECTRICAL 204-B Waldo Avenue, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971generator@jteelectricinc.comBrady J. ReesGenerator and Service ExpertT | 239-368-9511 C | 239-980-1596 Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte, Sarasota CountiesLic.# EC-13002460 SERVICE RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL REMODEL

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SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD SUPER CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE PUZZLE ANSWERS PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY53 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018POOL CLEANING, SERVICE & REPAIR CPC 1458912 Everyone Deserves a Clean Pool! island condo maintenance40 Years in Business Located on Island SPECIALISTS IN Residential & Commercial Pools Fast, Reliable Service & Repair Friendly Customer Service. NEXT DAY INSTALLATION OF Pool Heaters, Pumps, Motors, Salt Systems, Blankets and Roller Systems. RETAIL LOCATION Offers a Complete Line of Pool Supplies & PartsVeteran Owned & OperatedCall Us Today472-4505After Hours Emergency Service Free Estimates ICMSanibel@yahoo.com www.icmpools.comINTERIOR DESIGN 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 www.beachfloordecor.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingDesign CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior DesignIMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855www.windowsplusllc.com10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 Lic. SCC 131151273 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusGENERAL CONTRACTOR N C R CGC1517615www.dbrowngc.com239-593-1998 A BBB Accredited Business with an +A Rating HOME SERVICES P.O. BoOX 1050 SANIbBEL FLoORIDA 33957WWW.IsSLANDHoOMEsSERVICE.CoOM INfoFO@IsSLANDHoOMEsSERVICE.CoOMp P Ho O NE: (239) 472-5247 C CELL: (239) 229-6366JUERGEN SCHREYEROWNERYYARD SERVICE TREE SERVICE PooOOL SERVICEHHoOME WWAt TCH CCLEANING SERVICE ISLAND HOME SERVICE Island Locksmith Serving Sanibel & Captiva Islands Since 1976"Veteran Owned & Operated"2340 Periwinkle Way, J-3 Behind Village Shops 239-472-2394IslandLocksmith@yahoo.comwww.sanibelislandlocksmith.comLOCKSMITH TREE SERVICE FISHING CHARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Redsh & More CAPT. MAT T MI TCHELL USCG Licensed & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.com

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CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 201854 Landing a big fish from the beach can be hard on the fish. Dragging a fish up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the fish. Hold the fish in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a fish before release the better for the fish. If you want a picture with the fish, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the fish while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The fish will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on fishing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a fishing license to fish from shore. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell COMMERCIAL RENTALWONDERFUL RENTAL IN POPULAR LOCATION ON SANIBEL2 Rooms, Bathroom, Approx. 1,000 sq. feet. Call Judy at 239-851-4073.8/5 TFN REAL ESTATEGARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTINGRICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER239-472-5147garciaonsanibel.com Licensed in Florida, New York, 4/29 TFN BUILD NEW ON SANIBEL $500,000 INCLUDING HOUSE & LOT!Call Ann Gee, Realtor 239-850-0979 John Gee & Company, Realtors5/11 6/1 VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsMillion $ Views Await You! Condos Homes 239-472-72771-888-451-72771/4 TFN Local: (239) 472-6385 Toll Free: (800) 472-5385 Fax: (239) 472-5858 1/26 TFN ANNUAL RENTALHOUSE SHARE ROOMMATEHouse to share/roommate wanted 3/2 quiet location on island. $750+ utilities. Call Dan, 470-13425/18 5/25 ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. Call Today 05/11 TFNGREAT DEAL NOW RENT FOR 6 MONTHS Furnished 2BR/2BA. Discounted $1,000/mo STUNNING!! WATERFRONT Home with dock. $3,100/mo. CALOOSA SHORES3BR/2B Annual Rental $2,700 month. 5/11 5/25 ANNUAL RENTAL AVAILABLE $2,300 + 239-322-8642 5/18 5/25 SERVICES OFFEREDHELLES CLEANING SERVICES 1/4 TFN JC WINDOW CLEANINGResidential-Commercial-New Construction Customers/Free Estimates. 05/25 TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRIC 4/20 TFN OFF 239-896-6789 4/13 TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICE 1/25 TFN PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Narconon can help you take steps 877-841-55093/2 TFN PUBLIC SERVICE BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGE and Monthly. 1/4 TFN HELP WANTEDJERRYS FOODS SERVERS & BARISTAS 5/6 TFN SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR Call Ms. Cindy at 472-4538 or email 5/18 5/25 www.islandsunnews.com PLACE CLASSIFIED

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Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate 55 ISLAND SUN MAY 25, 2018 My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 28, 2018Aries (March 21 to April 19) Lots of possibilities begin to open up by midweek. Some seem more appealing than others. But wait for more facts to emerge later on before you consider which to choose. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) Bravo to the determined Bovine. While others might give up, you continue to search for answers. Expect your Taurean tenacity to begin paying off by weeks end. Gemini (May 21 to June 20) You might want to consider stepping back from the task at hand for a while. This could help you get a better perspective on what youve done and what still needs to be done. Cancer (June 21 to July 22) Your keen Cancerian insight should help you determine whether a new offer is solid or just more fluff n stuff. The clues are all there waiting for you to find them. Leo (July 23 to August 22) Being ignored is difficult for any proud Leo or Leona. But pushing yourself back into the spotlight might be unwise. Instead, let things work themselves out at their own pace. Virgo (August 23 to September 22) Trying to uncover a colleagues secret under the pretext of showing concern is ill-advised. Control your curiosity to avoid raising resentment in the workplace. Libra (September 23 to October 22) Expect to hear good news about a loved one. Also, be prepared for some changes in several family relationships that could develop from this lucky turn of events. Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) Some surprises are expected to accompany a number of changes that will continue through part of next week. At least one could involve a romantic situation. Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) You might be upset by some of your critics. But most of your associates continue to have faith in your ability to get the job done, and done well. Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) A workplace goal that suddenly seems out of reach is no problem for the sure-footed Goat, who moves steadily forward despite any obstacles placed in his or her way. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) Uncertainty about who is right and who isnt might keep you from making a clear-cut decision. Wait until you know more about what youre being asked to decide. Pisces (February 19 to March 20) Be careful to keep your emotions in check when dealing with a demanding personal situation. You need to set an example of strength for others to follow. Born This Week: You have an extraordinary ability to rally people to do their best. You would be a treasure as a teacher. It was noted wit Ambrose Bierce who made the following sage observation: All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher. You might be surprised to learn that in January 2004, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of maggots as a medical device for cleaning wounds. Presidential security was not always as formidable as it is today. In 1913, former President Theodore Roosevelt was walking down a Milwaukee street, heading to a speech he was scheduled to give. A man named John Schrank pulled out a gun and shot toward Roosevelt, who staggered but did not fall. There was no blood evident, and Roosevelt, who was campaigning for a second term, insisted on delivering his speech. When he pulled from a coat pocket the 100 pages on which his speech was written, he saw a bullet hole through the sheets of paper. Still determined to carry on, he gave his speech before going to the hospital, where it was discovered that the bullet had penetrated four inches into his body. After the perpetrator was arrested, it became evident that Schrank was insane; he claimed that President William McKinley had revealed to him in a dream that Roosevelt was responsible for McKinleys assassination. Schrank spent the next 32 years in an insane asylum. If you see a group of flamingoes together in one place, it might be handy to know that the appropriate collective noun is a flamboyance. The instruments used by professional flute players are usually made from precious metals -either sterling silver, 14-carat gold or platinum. It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way. -Rollo May THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE SCRAMBLERS Hortoons Subdivision City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Edgewater Fort Myers 1998 4,757 $3,295,000 $2,700,000 180 White Heron Subdivision Sanibel 1988 4,352 $2,499,000 $2,499,000 112 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2008 4,430 $1,900,000 $1,825,000 303 Creekside Bonita Springs 1996 4,527 $1,875,000 $1,500,000 41 Sanctuary At Wulfert Sanibel 2017 3,534 $1,695,000 $1,695,000 168 Southport On The BayBonita Springs 2001 3,100 $1,495,000 $1,295,000 84 Palmetto Point Fort Myers 1985 3,380 $1,199,999 $1,025,000 73 Kinzie Island Sanibel 1991 3,018 $1,195,000 $1,118,000 60 Ridge Bonita Springs 1999 4,149 $1,175,000 $975,000 411 Creekside Bonita Springs 1995 3,718 $1,150,000 $1,120,000 12

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