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Island sun

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Title:
Island sun
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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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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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JUNE SUNRISE/SUNSET : 6:35 8:22 6:35 8:23 6:35 8:23 6:36 8:23 6:36 8:24 6:36 8:24 6:36 8:24 VOL. 25, NO. 50 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JUNE 15, 2018 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands Free Admission At Historical Village This SaturdayThe Sanibel Historical Village will offer free admission for all visitors on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We decided to hold Free Admission Days because sometimes Sanibel residents tell us they have never been to the vil lage, said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. W ith our mission to share and celebrate Sanibels history, we wanted to do some thing to entice more people to explore the village. Once they do, we know theyll love it and return many times and bring family and friends. The free day is not aimed at just locals but is open to all visitors. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village tells the story of Sanibel from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pio neer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It tells of warriors, adventur ers, fishermen, farmers and proprietors. The islands way of life is recreated in a villagecontinued on page 16 Guests at Free Admission Day will get a chance to see the Old Schoolhouse for White Children, 1896; and Burnap Cottage, an old fishing cottage, 1898 photos provided Guests with board member Clivie Goodwin, right, talking about the history of the Old Schoolhouse. Three hundred people attended last year.Going Strawless Initiative Catching Onby Jeff LysiakAn emergency SOS distress signal is going out across the islands and around the world: Go Strawless! Launched by Coastal Keepers, a group of Sanibel and Captiva community mem bers who cherish the ocean, appreciate the rich history of our r egion, and are deter mined to conserve our oceans and estuaries for futur e generations, the Strawless on Sanibel (SOS) campaign is a conservation initiative which seeks to reduce the use of plastic straws on the islands. The idea was brought to us from one of the people from SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) who walks the continued on page 10 Sam Lucas and Dr. Bruce Neill of Coastal Keepers displaying reusable metal straws available at Sanibel Sea Schools flagship location photo by Jeff Lysiaksubmitted by Alexis Horn, SCCF Public Outreach CoordinatorOn June 5, a call came in to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Sea Turtle Hotline to report a sea turtle offshore. A male loggerhead sea turtle was exhibiting abnormal behavior and was having trouble surfacing for air. SCCF staff quickly mobilized by first attempting to swim to the sea turtles aid;continued on page 15 From left, SCCF sea turtle technician Jack Brzoza, intern Katie Goulder and sea turtle technician Andrew Glinksy photo providedSea Turtle Rescue A Group Effort

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3 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 GARDENS1975-2019 Periwinkle WayNow open in The Village Shops a restaurant by TradersVILLAGE SHOPS2340 Periwinkle WaySANIBEL SHOPPES630 Tarpon Bay RoadCENTER2496 Palm Ridge Road WOMENS CLOTHING MENS CLOTHING SHOES JEWELRY HOME DCOR TOYS COLLECTIBLES GIFTS CARDS SPECIALTY SHOPS FAMILY DINING TAKE-OUT HAIR SALON ART GALLERIES PET NEEDS ALTERATIONS/ DRY CLEANERS VACATION & REAL ESTATE INFORMATIONCome for the beaches... discover the shopping! WWW.ShopOnSanibel.COMFor individual shop information: LUNCH BAR DINNER GIFTS Preschool GraduationSanibel Christian Preschool has now graduated its fifth class of preschoolers into kindergarten. On a rainy afternoon, the three graduates processed proudly to Pomp and Circumstance after director Ana Abella welcomed those attending. During the ceremony, Abella led the three graduates in songs, including one written especially for the occasion, before presenting each child with a diploma. Puppet Shep and the Rev. Deb Kunkel, associate pastor of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, shared words of farewell. The senior pastor, the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, expressed gratitude for the teachers and all who support the preschool and closed the ceremony with a prayer. Then after one last group hug, the students and their families enjoyed the reception provided by the members of the church. Sanibel Christian Preschool is an outreach of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. To enroll a child for the coming school year, which begins in August, or for more information, contact Ana Abella at 472-0497 or visit www. sanibelucc.org/preschool. Sanibel Christian Preschool honored three graduates, who are now ready for their next step photo provided Celebrating Neighbors At Friendly Faces LuncheonThe FISH of SanCap monthly Friendly Faces luncheon is an opportunity to reconnect and meet new friends. Held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month, George & Wendys Seafood Grille and FISH co-host the luncheon, which is open to the community. Last month, more than 15 neighbors joined in, including birthday gals Clara Thomas and Fran Cameron, island residents. Their special celebration included wearing feather boas and celebrating with birthday cake, balloons and a room full of friendly faces. Thomas, celebrating her 99th birthday, blew out the candles, wishing that she will be this happy next year for her 100th. When asked what she attributes her longevity to, she said, The good Lord doesnt want me yet, he still has things he wants me to do. Cameron, celebrating her special day, attributes her longevity to living in the moment and just being happy today, because you dont know if theres going to be a tomorrow. Her view on age is, Age is just a number, and mine is nonpublished! The FISH of SanCap Friendly Faces price fixed lunch consists of an entre, side, non-alcoholic drink and dessert. For more information, contact Kathy Y. Monroe, program director, at 472-4775 or visit www.fishofsancap.org. Fran Cameron and Clara Thomas 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 JUNE CLEARANCE SALE MANY ITEMS UP TO 60% OFF TAKE A LOOK & SAVE BIG!Voted The Best Shell Shop in SW Florida -News Press Readers Poll 2000-2017 Voted The Best Gift Shop in SW Florida 2017 TRY OUR SALTWATER TAFFYWinner Best Shell Shop -Islander/Island Reporter Readers Poll 2000-2017 2015 Best Craft Shop & Best Gift Shop WELCOME VISITORS An Ocean Boutique

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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. Smoke on the Island Hog RoastTickets are now on sale for the Smoke on the Island Hog Roast, scheduled for Saturday, June 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. Residents and guests are invited to mingle with friends as Chef Jarred prepares slow roasted pig, Sanibel mango barbecue sauce, tomato and fresh mozzarella salad, baked beans and yucca fries. There will be a childrens dessert contest, an auction for a limited number of desserts plus a $5 ice cream sundae bar featuring Chef Jarreds homemade sauces. Cost is $15 per person and a limited number of tickets are on sale now at Baileys and The Community House. French Baking With Chef AndreProfessional French baker Andre Gratesol will teach a baking class on Thursday, July 5. Maximum 16 students for this hands-on class, so sign up early. Cost is $50 per session. Registration required by Thursday, June 28.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 from Rotary, Kiwanis and private citizens. Call for information on summer cooking classes on first Mondays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., scheduled for July 2 and August 6.Community Shredding DayA Community Shredding Day will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to noon in the north lot, across the street from The Community House. Enter at the driveway next to Dunlop Road and exit by the driveway closest to The Sanibel Bean. Cost is $5 per box or bag. All large paperclips or binder clips must be removed. Yoga And Shell CraftingYoga classes continue throughout the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 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. Save The DateThe Sanibel Community Association will hold a 1927-themed gala, entitled A Night to Remember, on Friday, January 25. This red carpet event will include fine dining, camaraderie and nostalgia in the very place that family, friends and neighbors built together nearly a century ago. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, call 472-2155. The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, visit www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 20184 rfntbb b b b b b b b Find us on bb tOpen Monday-Saturdaywww.threecraftyladies.com 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. The Community House From left, Jeff Samson, Chef Jarred Harris and Joe Parker preparing slow roasted barbecue, the featured menu item for Smoke on the Island, a community hog roast to be held on Saturday, June 30 photo provided Learn To Use Handbells At Sanibel ChurchWhat on earth is tintinnabulation? It is the ringing of bells handbells, in this case. Have you ever been to a handbell concert? If you havent, youve missed a really great experience an awesome experience. But even better than attending a handbell concert is performing in one, and heres your opportunity. Would you like to become a handbell ringer? You might say, What kind of skills would I need to do this? The ability to read music (even just a little bit) is helpful; also, the strength in ones hand and wrist must be able to hold the bell upright. There are very small bells (which require very little strength) and very large bells (which require more strength) and lots of sizes in-between. Ringing handbells requires practice, but once you have a few weeks under your belt, the sense of achievement is wonderful; its just plain fun. Sanibel Community Church, as part of its outreach to the community, is offering you a chance to become a handbell ringer. If you are interested in participating, heres what you need to know: On Wednesday, July 11 at 1 p.m., Sanibel Community Church will conduct the first handbell session in the main sanctuary. Activities will include holding a handbell, looking at the music, learning about the history of handbell ringing and learning what is expected of a handbell ringer. Any adult or high school student, male or female interested in learning a new musical skill is welcome. There is no cost to attend. Call Lee DePuy at the church on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 472-2684 or email lee@ sanibelchurch.com with any questions. Lee DuPuy photo provided

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5 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 Nine-Year-Old Is College Bound Thanks To FISHWith assistance from the FISH of SanCap Youth Scholarship Program, Darren DJ Jenkins will be attending the Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) in Miami this July. In kindergarten I was tested and accepted into the Florida Intellectually Gifted Education program, and I have been attending MWA (gifted) classes at The Sanibel School for the last three years, said DJ. I am now entering fourth grade, and I want to learn more about the great big world around me. I want to learn everything and go everywhere! I know I am really going to enjoy being away and staying in a dorm room, even though I have to do my own laundry. Lights out at 10:30 at night works for me. I wanted to find something to keep DJ educationally active over the summer and came across SIG, said Maggie Goldsmith, DJs grandma, who has raised him since his infant years. I felt it (SIG) represented an exceptional opportunity for DJ to learn new ideas and skills. He applied and was accepted, and will reside with likeminded kids from all over the world at the University of Miami. This opportunity to participate in a learning environment with his peers will prove to be a meaningful experience that will further encourage him to learn. I cannot thank FISH enough for their partial scholarship; Im not sure I could have done this for DJ without their assistance. Jenkins will be taking courses in computer coding and animation, debate and public speaking, genetics, astronomy and other subjects. When asked what he wants to choose as a career path, the youngster isnt quite sure. I just want to be awesome... and I am interested in becoming a cardiac surgeon, an entertainment attorney, a medical scientist, an actor or a musical performer. Wherever I end up, I want to be best me I can be. DJ is also a competitive swimmer with Team SWAT and hopes to go to the Olympics. He trains daily throughout the year and attends a three-week intensive technique program at FGCUs residential Eagle Swim Camp each summer. He is also a talented musician (piano) and performer (voice). Other interests include soccer, basketball, skateboarding and video games. We are thrilled to help DJ attend this educational program. Hes a wonderful young man who has the world at his fingertips, and its an honor to help shape his future, said Maggi Feiner, FISH president and CEO. The FISH of SanCap Youth Scholarship Program is designed to assist young neighbors with educational opportunities such as in-school field trips and specialty camps like SIG, as well as local camp experiences during the summer months. For more information about the program, call Kathy Y. Monroe, program director, at 472-4775 or visit www.fishofsancap. org. Darren DJ Jenkins photo provided The Class of 2018 at Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School Lee collectively earned over $7.1 million in scholarships. Additionally, more than 70 percent of the graduates had already earned their associate in arts degree from Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) during commencement on May 4. We emphasize STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in an independent learning process for our students, said Dr. Brian Botts, principal of Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School Lee. Those skills are especially beneficial for their junior and senior years, when they are full-time college students at FSW. Of the 86 graduates, 62 earned their associate in arts degree from FSW on May 4 before receiving their high school diploma during their commencement at Suncoast Credit Union Arena at FSW on May 5. Some of the universities and colleges these graduates will be attending include: University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, Stetson University, Florida Southern College, Embry-Riddle University, Florida Polytechnic University, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and FSW.

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 20186 Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel 239-472-2591 LINDA MARISA JEANNE Manicures and Pedicures by Lois Hair Styling by Lily Graduates Honored At St. MichaelsSt. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church honored three graduating high school seniors at a postworship service reception held on June 3 in Parish Hall. The three graduates are Michael OBrien from Cypress Lake High School, Hannah Fay from Fort Myers High School and Emma Neill from Canterbury School. The graduates were celebrated with prayers, cake, words of encouragement from Rector Ellen Sloan, and gifts. Among the gifts were LL Bean canvas bags, monogrammed with each graduates initials. All three graduates served as acolytes in St. Michaels worship services, as well as eucharistic ministers and readers of scripture. Neill and OBrien are co-head acolytes at the church. Over the years, as active youth group members, they coordinated numerous annual outreach projects including filling backpacks of food for children, providing gifts for senior citizens, participating in the international Heifer Project, helping the church outreach team with tools for building a Habitat Home, coordinating the collection of hygiene kits for the survivors of the Haitian earthquake, and helping to collect 500 hooded sweatshirts for farm workers in Immokalee. Sloan praised the three highachieving young people as wonderful models, because they are focused on more than just themselves and their individual successes. We are so very proud of these three young people who are such an important part of our life at St. Michaels, she said. Emma, Hannah and Michael know that good leadership means reaching out to others, teamwork, listening actively, and compassion. They will go far in life, for the benefit of us all. For more information on youth group events and activities at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, contact Rector Ellen Sloan at 472-2173 or visit www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org. St. Michaels Rector Ellen Sloan, center, and youth group leader Meghan Warner, far right, extend best wishes to Hannah Fay, left, Michael OBrien, and Emma Neill on their academic accomplishments photos provided The three graduates display their monogrammed canvas bags, gifts from the church A sizable group of well-wishers honor the three graduates at a post-service reception on June 3 in the churchs Parish Hall Periwinkle Place Shops Sanibel Island 239-472-4177 CongressJewelers.comThe Perfect Fathers Day gift. Rare treasure coins that are truly one-of-a-kind... Just like Dad.

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 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 Action Plan Sought To Stop Lake O Releases by Jeff LysiakIt is likely going to take a monumental effort like never before, but for residents, businesses and visitors of Southwest Florida, the time is now to take action and call for local, state and federal representatives to push for better management of the freshwater discharges coming out of Lake Okeechobee and into the Caloosahatchee watershed. At last weeks Sanibel City Council meeting, Mayor Kevin Ruane called for both the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to redirect water south, rather than west, in order to combat the brown water plumes that have appeared throughout the local estuary over the past few weeks. We need to stop the flows, said Ruane, who speculated that the excessive discharges coming out of Lake Okeechobee will be disastrous for the local estuary within the next six months. Right now, we cant take any more water. According to Ruane, earlier this year, scientists had requested that SFWMD officials release water out of Lake Okeechobee in order to decrease salinity levels. But for nearly three months, when the lake was measured at average depths, freshwater flows were discharged well below the recommended minimum releases. While district and corps officials reiterated the need to store water in the lake during dry season in order to supply agricultural areas located south of the lake, experts suggest that the now harmful flows into the Caloosahatchee could have been prevented. Based on Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) monitoring data, west coast stakeholders requested between 800 and 1,000 cfs (cubic feet per second) in order to keep salinities below the 10 psu (practical salinity units) harm threshold. The SFWMD system status reports indicated that the Caloosahatchee estuary would not benefit from additional water, which was not factual at the time of the reports. In his report to members of the Sanibel City Council, Natural Resources Department Director James Evans explained that as a result of Tropical Storm Alberto, the water level at Lake Okeechobee increased by approximately one foot during the previous two weeks. On June 4, the lake was measured at 14.23 feet. Because lake levels are within one foot of the intermediate sub-band of the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), the Lake Regulation Schedule calls for up to 4,000 cfs at the S-77 and up to 1,800 at S-80, Evans reported. Coupled with runoff from the Caloosahatchee watershed, an average of 8,260 cfs is being discharged. According to Evans, the Caloosahatchee went 89 days beginning at the end of February where flows to the estuary were inadequate to maintain salinity below the salinity harm threshold in Fort Myers. Although the estuary received flows equal to or greater than 650 cfs for the entire dry season, salinities still remained above the harm threshold, Evans said. West coast stakeholders and scientists familiar with Lake Okeechobee releases had requested higher releases to get water out of the lake to benefit the ecology of both the lake and the Caloosahatchee since January. However, water was kept in the lake for the assurance of water supply. This situation was at least partially preventable, noted Evans. In his recommended changes to managing flows out of Lake Okeechobee, Evans stressed the need to better understand where the flows within the watershed are coming from. We need flow monitoring stations deployed within the Caloosahatchee watershed tributaries to determine where the water is coming from and what projects are needed to curtail it, he added. Additionally, Evans recommended: Discontinuing freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee until flows at the Franklin Lock (S-79) drop below 3,000 cfs; Updating the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS) and Adaptive Protocols; Identifying other places to send water besides to the west and east coast estuaries. If the SFWMD chooses to reserve water for water supply south of the lake, the estuaries should not be penalized by having to take all of the water that was reserved when it is no longer needed, he said. While every member of the Sanibel City Council has pledged their support to call for better water management practices, Ruane stressed the need to install water monitoring stations at key locations throughout the discharge region. This is a disaster as we are heading into rainy season. We need to be as loud and vigilant as we can, said Ruane, who plans to speak with federal legislators next month in Washington, DC. Its gonna be a war. In his June 7 letter to Ernie Marks, SFWMD executive director, Ruane expressed the need for immediate relief from the freshwater releases. The discharges from Lake Okeechobee, combined with the large amount of stormwater runoff from the Caloosahatchee watershed, are resulting in low salinities through the estuary and San Carlos Bay that are not suitable for estuarine and marine organisms. The discharges are also producing a dark-colored freshwater plume that is extending out into the Gulf of Mexico and along Sanibels beaches. This is already impacting tourism, the quality of life for our residents, and the local economy, he wrote. The letter also points out the inequities of the LORS and Adaptive Protocols, offering factual evidence of damage done by the most recent discharges and the resulting plumes that have plagued the local watershed for weeks. In the past, the city has been very supportive of dispersed water management as a short-term solution to addressing the high-volume discharges to the estuaries, Ruane continued. However, to date we have not seen measurable benefits of the dispersed water management program to the Caloosahatchee. Currently, the City of Sanibel is compiling information to create an action plan to call for stopping or slowing freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee watershed. Meanwhile, members of the public are encouraged to submit their support for this effort by contacting the following officials: SFWMD Governing Board Executive Director Ernie Marks emarks@sfwmd. gov U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Col. Jason A. Kirk jason.a.kirk@usace.army. mil U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Col. Jennifer A. Reynolds jennifer.a.reynolds@usace.army.mil Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein noah.valenstein@dep.state.fl.us. Photograph taken by SanCap Aerial on June 3 showing the impaired water conditions at Lighthouse Beach photo courtesy City of Sanibel

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9 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 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. 1975 Periwinkle Way Sanibels Only Positively Authorized Dealer! The Best Selection in Southwest Florida!

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201810 Youth Ministry Year-End Celebrationsubmitted by Cindy HoggattRain or wind wont stop Sanibel Community Church H2O Youth Ministries. On May 30, a yearend beach party was planned for our high schoolers to celebrate the end of the school year. At 5 p.m., rain poured. Reluctantly, Plan B was implemented a pizza party at the church campus. While the students ate pizza and caught up with their friends, the sun decided to shine. In a split second, cars were packed with students, desserts, snacks, drinks and a volleyball set. Off to Lighthouse Beach! Picture this: couples strolling along the waters edge looking for the perfect shell; a few leftover tourists doing the Sanibel Stoop; birds frolicking on the beach gathering tidbits left by beachgoers; and 23 teens and youth leaders bursting onto the scene, full of excitement and ready to play volleyball. Quickly the net was set, Frisbees were flying and smiles were everywhere. Teams were coed, mixed with students and leaders. For the next two hours as locals and tourists walked the beach, besides the sound of the rolling waves, they heard squeals of laughter, cheers and, of course, rants of Out of bounds! These talented and athletic students showcased their serving skills, volley set-ups and the dreaded spiked ball over the net. There were many unbelievable saves which included diving into the sand head first just to save the ball. These kids were fearless. Representing five different schools, the teens were encouraging and kind to each other, but were definitely competitive and out to win. The group ended their night after two games, said their sweet goodbyes, and the leaders heard many students say, This was an awesome small group night. Who knows, maybe Sanibel Community Church will see a volleyball league in its future? Our next H2O Ministry summer event will be a bonfire at Pastor Kevin Schafers home on Wednesday, June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Call the church office at 472-2684 or email Pastor Kevin at kevin@sanibelchurch. com for more information. From left, AnaBel Legaspi, Faye Cole, Taycie Powell, Emily Ibarra, Jianna Senkelesk, Brooke Yelenich and Carley Ross at the pizza party photos provided The party included a spirited game of volleyball at Lighthouse Beach Youth group leaders, from left, Jack Henard, Kimberly Sanders and Ann RossFrom page 1Strawlessbeach every morning, said Dr. Bruce Neill, president of the Coastal Keepers Advisory Board. They were seeing a lot of straws and asked if something could be done about it. Statistically, people in the United States are using more than 500 million plastic straws every day, making them one of the most common trash items collected on beaches worldwide. Unfortunately, plastic never fully biodegrades and remains in the environment long after we have used it, the Coastal Keepers website reads, in part. As plastic floats in our oceans, it poses a threat to marine life as animals often mistake it for food and suffer negative side effects, and as it becomes smaller and smaller, it enters the food web. Since the SOS campaign was started, nearly a dozen island businesses and countless individuals have taken up the initiative. They include restaurants and shops like Baileys General Store, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grill, East End Deli, Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant, Sanibel Caf, Sanibel Fresh, Coconuts Poolside Bar & Grill, The Sanibel Sprout, Casa Ybel Resort, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, Traders T2 and Lighthouse Caf. At the June 5 Sanibel City Council meeting, Coastal Keepers representative Bob Brooks petitioned local legislators to investigate creating a plastic straw ordinance in an effort to reduce plastic waste matter on the islands. During his presentation, Brooks noted that consuming plastic refuse is the leading cause of death for sea turtles. The lifetime of a plastic bag is 500 years, whereas its use time is only 23 minutes, he said. Several members of the council expressed an interest in the suggestion, with Councilman Jason Maughan requesting that the city attorney look into what other area municipalities are doing regarding plastic straw bans. Vice Mayor Mick Denham shared a story that during a recent visit to a restaurant in North Carolina, he had been discussing the subject. The restaurateur explained that once his current inventory of plastic straws was exhausted, straws would be distributed by request only. Its an interesting problem that is absolutely real here on Sanibel, said Neill, who pointed out that the City of Fort Myers Beach recently introduced a ban on plastic straws. Thats an odd example when Sanibel is lagging behind Fort Myers Beach because we pride ourselves on being a sanctuary island. However, the simple truth is that it only takes a minor effort to make a dramatic difference. Individuals can make a personal commitment to say no to plastic straws. When ordering a drink, politely request No straw, please. People can also encourage their friends and family to join the initiative, too. Businesses can begin offering straws only upon the request of their customers. They can also provide alternative options. Straws made of compostable material are a great substitute and will contribute towards the environmentally-friendly practice. Thus far, the local business community seems to have embraced the SOS initiative. As a lifelong citizen of Sanibel who was raised to appreciate and protect wildlife, I recognize the dangers of some of the previously accepted practices that in fact endanger wildlife and pollute our environment, said Michael Billheimer of Lighthouse Caf. I am in favor of any reasonable legislation that protects against harm to wildlife and the environment. Strawless On Sanibel aligns with our commitment to protect our natural resources and wildlife, said Phillip Starling of Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. In evaluating our operations, we continuously look for ways to improve our environmental performance and reducing beach litter through the strawless initiative is a simple way to make a big impact. SOS project coordinator Sam Lucas spends much of her time working on the initiative visiting local restaurants, shops and businesses, talking about Coastal Keepers mission and sharing information about how they can join in. Its been really well received, said Lucas, who noted that businesses participating in SOS are being promoted in thank you ads posted by the nonprofit group. Were always working on new ways to help protect our islands. Coastal Keepers, which also partners with the Clear Your Gear campaign to reduce wildlife injuries caused by fishing gear and monofilament in the region, has distributed more than 14,000 reusable bags on the island through the Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) initiative. To help promote the SOS campaign, Coastal Keepers is distributing complimentary reusable metal straws, available at Sanibel Sea Schools flagship campus location at 455 Periwinkle Way. While the straws are free, donations to support the groups mission to support marine conservation initiatives are accepted. To learn more about Coastal Keepers, email coastalkeeepers@sanibelseaschool. org or visit www.sancapcoastalkeepers. org.

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Plant SmartCreeping Beggarweedby Gerri ReavesDid you ever walk through a patch of weeds only to end up with tiny peas clinging to your clothing, socks, or shoes? Or maybe youve had to remove these hitchhikers from your pets fur. Those sticky seeds are most likely from a species of beggarweed, very possibly creeping beggarweed ( Desmodium incanum ), a non-native wildflower and member of the pea family. A native of Central and South America, it grows throughout Florida, as well as in other southern states and the Caribbean. Other common names include Spanish-clover, creeping ticktrefoil, zarzabacoa comun and hitchhikers. It pops up in vacant lots, disturbed sites, pinelands anywhere weedy wildflowers usually thrive spreading by horizontal stems that produce new plants at the nodes. Those hitchhiking seeds effectively aid its spread. It is typically low-growing, even prostrate, but can grow erectly up to three feet. Tiny barbed hairs cover the entire plant, giving it a Velcro effect. The leaves are alternate and trifoliate, with each leaflet measuring between less than an inch and four inches long. The terminal leaflet is longer than the other two. Leaflets are generally oval with smooth edges and a distinctive silvery white streak along the center vein. Terminal pinkish purple flowers bloom throughout the year. Although tiny only about a fourth of an inch long upon close inspection, they are quite lovely and elaborate in structure. Each has a standard, or upper, petal, two lateral wing petals and two lower keel (fused) petals. The seedpod has three to nine one-seeded segments that, on the stem, are joined in a line, a characteristic referred to in the scientific name, Desdemodium, which is Greek for chain or bond. One side of the chain is straight and the other scalloped like the edge of an old photo. Each kidney-shaped segment is only a quarter-inch long and an eighth of an inch wide. This plant is difficult to eradicate. A deep taproot makes it drought tolerant, and it will grow in any soil. In addition, it easily spreads, not only by traveling seeds but through an extensive horizontal root system. However, this weedy wildflower has positive attributes too. It has medicinal properties, the seeds and leaves are food sources for wildlife and livestock, and the flowers are a nectar source for several butterflies. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor, The Guide to Florida Wildflowers by Walter Kingsley Taylor, www.floridagardener. com, www.plantbook.org, and www. unf.edu. Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. Tiny segmented pods cling to clothing and fur Creeping beggarweed is a non-native wildflower with trifoliate leaves and pinkish purple flowers photos by Gerri ReavesISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201812 Nativesplants We have a wide selection of landscaping options in terms of native color and overall look including: our knowledgeable sta to provide planting and care recommendations.Go Native! In The Garden Retail Garden Center across from the Sanibel School www.rswalsh.com Human Seashell World Record Title AttemptCommunity members are being asked to register to be part of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the largest human image of a seashell at The Outrigger Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach on National Seashell Day, Thursday, June 21. Arrival time is 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. for check-in under the tiki hut at the Outrigger for the rain-or-shine adventure. The Guinness World Records title for the largest human image of a seashell is currently held by Shell and Turcas Petrol AS and was achieved in October 2017 with 855 participants. This was the result of a team-building event with owners of Shell gas stations all over Turkey. The VCBs goal is to take the Guinness World Records title with more than 1,000 people on the beach to fill in the form of a seashell. A Guinness World Records adjudicator will be on site to verify the attempt. In the spirit of community, participants are encouraged to bring canned food or a nonperishable item on the day of the event to benefit the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee counties support of area food banks. Commemorative 2018 National Seashell Day T-shirts and hats will be provided for participants, as well as complimentary water, fresh fruit, snacks, entertainment and tent seating for shade. Bring refillable water bottles. To be more environmentally friendly, water stations will be available rather than handing out bottled water. Parking will not be available on site at the Outrigger Beach Resort. No pets are allowed. Participants are encouraged to use the free Park & Ride on LeeTrans Beach Trolleys (Route 400) to and from the event. Trolleys will run every 10 to 15 minutes from Fort Myers Beach Park & Ride, 11101 Summerlin Square Road (first trolley arrives at 6:10 a.m.), and from Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Boulevard, east side (first trolley arrives at 6:50 a.m.). The Outrigger Beach Resort is located at 6200 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. To register and for more information, visit visit www.leevcb.com/ events/2018-national-seashell-day.

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13 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 Or consider not using any rat poisons at all. Instead, seal all entry points to your home. Help SCCF Bring Back the Barn Owls SCCF 472-2329 sccf.orgPoisoned rats can kill the eagles, hawks, bobcats and owls that eat them.Tell your pest control professional to NOT use these rat poisons: brodifacoum bromailone difenacoum difethialone by Dee Serage-Century, SCCF Living With Wildlife EducatorEven after 40 years, a beach walk at dusk around the lighthouse to the Sanibel pier always provides an entertaining human and/or wildlife sighting. Sunset can be seen from the fishing pier this time of year so it is a Key West atmosphere with equal parts fishermen and visitors. Bait fish have been thick there recently so pelicans are lazily filling their pouches. Night herons gather in the top of the buttonwood trees at dusk looking for crabs. An osprey sighting is always a given. We even saw a tarpon jump that was being chased by dolphins. But an abundance of marsh rabbits provided the best wildlife sighting of all a barn owl! This large white ghost of a bird flew across our path right after I passed yes, I missed it! The owl flew right in front of Lucky Lucas (Century) who was following me. This was his first ever barn owl sighting after hearing me speak of them for 20 years, and campaign against the use of rat poisons to protect them. Factoid: barn owls hunt mostly by sound. Rabbits and rats make sounds that the owls cannot hear. If there were indeed two nesting pairs last winter and if each pair fledged three or four chicks that survive, we will need more nesting boxes installed to grow the population. On Sanibels east end, there is an empty box at the SCCF Baileycontinued on page 18 Barn owl photo provided Beach walks daily at 9 am Departure from Island Inn Advance reservations required at SHELLMUSEUM.ORG/BEACH-WALKSMuseum open 10 am-5 pm daily 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957SHELLMUSEUM.ORG MUSEUM BEACH WALK MUSEUM ADMISSIONBUY ONE AT FULL PRICE, GET THE OTHER HALF OFF! BOGO SCCF Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsThe West End is catching up to last years Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) sea turtle count only three nests behind from this time last year. The East End and Captiva are still on the slow side. Unfortunately, volunteers have been seeing a lot of plastic trash washing up on the beaches lately. On June 6, one sea turtle patrol picked up over 100 pieces and saw many beachgoers doing the same. As of June 7, 2017 Sanibel East: 51 loggerhead nests, 0 green nest, 98 loggerhead false crawls*, 0 green false crawls Sanibel West: 124 loggerhead nests, 2 green nest, 229 loggerhead false crawls*, 3 green false crawls Captiva: 79 loggerhead nests, 0 green nest, 72 loggerhead false crawls*, 1 green false crawls As of June 7, 2018 Sanibel East: 27 loggerhead nests, 0 green nest, 55 loggerhead false crawls*, 0 green false crawls Sanibel West: 121 loggerhead nests, 0 green nest, 146 loggerhead false crawls*, 3 green false crawls Captiva: 44 loggerhead nests, 0 green nest, 42 loggerhead false crawls*, 1 green false crawls *false crawl a failed nesting attempt If you have questions, or would like to know more about nesting stats on Sanibel, contact seaturtle@sccf.org or call SCCF at 472-2329. SCCF sea turtle patrols are reporting excessive amounts of litter on the beaches. Discarded items, especially plastics, can be harmful or deadly to wildlife. photo provided Barn Owl Sighting At The Lighthouse

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June Snook Festby Capt. Matt MitchellCrazy action both on the beaches and in the passes continued this week with some of the most nonstop snook fishing of the year. Looking for a meal, anglers also caught lots of trout along with a few of the largest mangrove snapper we have seen so far this summer. When fishing the passes, its all about the tide. Moving water in all of our passes means catch-and-release snook along with all kinds of other species. Snook have now gathered in huge numbers in the passes for the annual spawn. When you find that right eddy where these fish are sitting just out of the fast-moving current, its not unusual to catch a fish on almost every cast. Look for tide rips and current lines close to structure to enjoy this awesome action. Though most of these fish are the smaller males, there are some giant females too. When fishing the beaches, its all about the wind with either an easterly wind direction or light winds making for calm and clear conditions and the best setup for fishing. Walking the beaches this month, you will have great sight fishing opportunities with snook cruising often right at your feet in the first trough between the sandbars. Along with these snook on the beach, expect to catch some large trout mixed in with them too. This past few weeks, I have seen so many tarpon both out by the beaches and in the sound than I have seen the past few months. Any of the usual places from Cabbage Key south have all held just huge numbers of rolling happy tarpon. The frustration level though for anglers chasing the silver king has been very high most days with very few hooking a fish. One day early this week after I sat in rolling tarpon throwing a variety of baits without a single bite, I moved to a favorite trench in the northern sound. The very first cast on a crab, we jumped a tarpon then, within 20 minutes, jumped another. As quick as both of these bites happened, the tarpon threw the hook. It seemed no matter what type of bait you cast to these fish somedays, they just will not eat. The largest snook of the week on my boat came while fishing with George and Lucas visiting from Ohio. At the very first stop of the days trip, George caught a 40-inch monster up against the mangroves. This big snook ran all over before coming to the boat for a quick picture before being safely released. This was Georges personal best snook and weighed close to 20 pounds. 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. George Pettegrew from Ohio with a 40-inch snook caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week photo provided ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201814 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Fishing gear is hazardous to birds, reptiles and mammals.CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish

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15 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 From page 1Sea Turtle Rescuehowever, due to deep water, this was quickly realized to be ineffective. But thanks to Linda Linsmayer and Billy Kirkland, who offered the use of their kayak and boat, staff and volunteers were able to stabilize the sea turtle and bring him to shore. The turtle is now in the good hands of CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife). Remaining at sea for their whole lives, following a short stint on the beach as a hatchling, this was a rare opportunity to encounter an adult male sea turtle. As a result of spending their entire lives at sea and therefore being the subject of much fewer research studies (compared to the more frequently encountered adult female population), much still remains to be discovered about adult males. As researchers investigate the potential feminization of sea turtles in Florida, the dynamics of the male population become even more critical to understand. Every male is important to maintaining sustainable breeding populations and SCCF hopes that this turtle will be released into the wild following successful treatment and rehabilitation. If you own or operate a boat and would be interested in volunteering your time and effort to assist SCCF in the recovery of stranded sea turtles, please contact us at 472-3984. If you see a sea turtle in distress please call SCCFs sea turtle hotline at 978-728-3663 (978-SAVE-ONE). Founded in 1967, SCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. To learn more please visit www.sccf.org or call 472-2329. SCCF staff and interns working alongside Linda Linsmayer and Billy Kirkland to rescue the male sea turtle photos provided From left, SCCF sea turtle technician Jack Brzoza, a beachgoer, sea turtle technician Andrew Glinksy and intern Ana DeFilippo

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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 Friday. Daily presentations are offered at 11 a.m. only. Wildlife Walk hospital tours are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Friday, June 15, 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, June 15, 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. Monday, June 18, 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. Tuesday, June 19, 11 a.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Snakes of Southwest Florida (daily presentation). Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only six of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this animal, most species are harmless to humans and form vital links in the ecosystem. Snakes are extremely valuable because they are efficient at monitoring pest populations without relying on chemical pesticides which can degrade the environment and harm other animal species. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Wednesday, June 20, 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, June 20, 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, June 21, 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, June 21, 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. Daily Programs At Shell MuseumThe Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva 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. ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201816 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd. Sanibel, Florida 33957 (239) 395-2233 Open Daily, 10 a.m. p.m.SHELLMUSEUM.ORG Free with paid Museum admission. ** Preregistration required at ShellMuseum.org/beachwalks Schedules subject to change. SUNDAYSSuper Scavenger Hunt THURSDAYSCollections Tour MONDAYSCollection Connection SATURDAYSMollusk University FRIDAYSStory Time & Craft TUESDAYS Fossil Dig WEDNESDAYSShell JewelryPlus, EVERY day: Shell Arts & Crafts*, Tank Talks*, and Beach Walks departing **NEW DAY, NEW ADVENTUREExperience a different adventure at the Museum each day from AT THE MUSEUM From page 1Free Admissionof nine structures that have been relocated from their original sites, restored and preserved. Visitors trace the footsteps of the islands past as they meander along a handicapped-accessible path lined with buildings that represent old Sanibel, as Sam Bailey used to say. Visitors can tour a pioneer home, fishing cottage, Post Office, schoolhouse, tea room, general store and other historical sites. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A full guided tour takes place at 10:30 a.m. at no additional charge, depending on the availability of a docent. The museum closes for the summer on August 1 and re-opens October 16. The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road and there is handicap access to eight of the nine buildings. Aside from Free Admission Day, admission is $10 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit www. sanibelmuseum.org.

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CROW Case Of The Week: Nine-Banded Armadillos by Bob PetcherNine-banded armadillos ( Dasypus novemcinctus ) are the most widespread of the armadillo family, expanding through North, Central and South America. While only 20 species of the armadillo exist, the nine-banded species is said to be the only one found in the United States. Armadillos are named for their body armor, though its underparts are soft. In fact, armadillo is Spanish for little armored one. The nine-banded armadillo, while only averaging 2.5 feet long, sports seven to 11 bands on its armor. The front feet of the nine-banded armadillo possess thick sharp claws for digging and burrowing. While it is covered in armor, it still has a little fur on its body. The placental mammals are warm temperature animals that can be found in southern regions like Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida, but some have actually migrated to northern states in the recent past. At CROW, three infant nine-banded armadillos were admitted to the hospital from Fort Myers. The intake report states the armadillos were found wandering around a playground with no sign of a parent. Interestingly, nine-banded armadillos are said to always give birth to four identical quadruplets. The three male patients are believed to be siblings. The fourth sibling was never found, said Dr. Robin Bast, CROW veterinary intern. Nine-banded armadillos always have quadruplets a litter of four identical babies of the same gender that develop from the same egg. During their intake exam, veterinarians noted the nine-banded armadillo babies to be cold and thin. All three patients had ticks on them, and one had minor abrasions. The ticks were removed, and the little armadillos were warmed using rice socks. The babies were thin and dehydrated, and were cold on admission. The ticks were manually removed and antibiotics were given, Dr. Bast explained. One of the ways we provide supplemental heat is by using rice socks; a sock containing dry, uncooked rice can be placed in the microwave briefly, wrapped in a towel and placed near the baby. The armadillo brothers were deemed lost and will remain at the clinic until they can forage on their own. In the wild, nine-banded armadillos generally live off their mothers milk for roughly three months. Since they could not be reunited with their mother, the babies are being raised in the hospital until they are old enough to fend for themselves in the wild, said Dr. Bast. The babies will be released at approximately four months of age, in an ideal habitat where they have access to appropriate food sources and places to burrow. 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 4723644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Patients #18-2048, #18-2049 and #18-2050 will be released when they are able to fend for themselves in the wild photo by Breanna Frankel SUN 17 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 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 WeekLunar Dove Snailby Jos H. Leal, PhD, BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum Science Director and CuratorThe Lunar Dove Snail, Astyris lunata (Say, 1826), is one of the local shallow-water microgastropods associated with seaweed. Living dove snails can be found crawling on clumps of brown algae stranded on Southwest Florida beaches after storms. Its shell rarely surpasses 5 mm (about 0.2 inch), and shows a pattern of alternating, sinuous brown and white markings. They are essentially devoid of any sculpture. The live animal (photo on right) was collected by Rebecca Mensch on stranded seaweed on Sanibel, January 2015. Differences in shell color and, in particular, the color of the protoconch (early shell, on tip of the adult shell), suggest that there may be more than one species treated under the name Astyris lunata Learn more about local mollusks and their shells at https://shellmuseum.org/shells/ southwest-florida-shells and https:// 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; visit and let us inform and inspire you! The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum.org. The Lunar Dove Snail, Astyris lunata. From left, shell in two views and living snail from Sanibel. Shells are of equal size and may represent different species. photos by Jos H. Leal ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201818 Cocktails Outdoor Dining Gi Shop The New Island Favorite! rfnf nrtbf frf nf frr nfnfr r American Legion Post 123Prime rib is on the menu for Fathers Day, this Sunday, June 17 at American Legion Post 123. The following Sunday, its barbecued ribs and chicken, served 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. American Legion Post 123, located at Mile Marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road, 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. From page 13Barn OwlHomestead Preserve. A nest box at Lighthouse Beach sounds like a good idea. If anyone else has barn owl sightings, please email dserage@sccf.org. Talk to your friends and neighbors about not using rat poisons to protect our owls, eagles, hawks and bobcats that might eat the poisoned rats. Keep our wildlife safe.

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19 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 Thomas Morocco and Megan Swope from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Taylor Swope, Brenda Swope and Kevin Swope from Perkasie, Pennsylvania found a junonia, alphabet cones and a horse conch at Turner Beach/Blind Pass while staying at Sandpebble Condominiums. The family has been coming to Sanibel for 20 years, but this is the first time finding a junonia. Thomas was snorkeling when he found the shells, around 3 p.m. Shells Found From left, Thomas Morocco with Megan, Taylor, Brenda and Kevin Swope photo A. Ziehl Debbie Hooker from Scottsdale, Arizonia found a junonia in front of Tortuga Beach Club, where she was staying. She said she has been coming here for 19 years, always looking for that one special shell now I have it. Shell Found Debbie Hooker photo by A. Ziehl Michaela Canning from Cranston, Rhode Island found a junonia while on a boat trip out of Naples. She said, As I was standing in about ankle deep water, I looked down and there it was. To my shelling friends who are still looking for the elusive junonia, keep looking, some day, when you least expect it, it will be at your feet too. Shell Found Michaela Canning photo provided

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201820 Stay Safe On Sunrise And Sunset Paddlesby Ocean Tribe PaddlersSunrise and sunset paddling is fantastic for many reasons. The views are often spectacular. Many times, the winds are calmer at sunrise and sunset than during the middle of the day, and there are usually fewer motor boats on the water. There is also something inherently magical about being in nature during these transitory periods between daylight and darkness. There is a stillness and a sense of beginning, or closure that is hard to describe. Most of us have witnessed sunrise or sunset from the beach and felt that magical moment of transition; that somehow, we have witnessed an event that we wish we saw every day. From the water, that powerful moment is magnified many times over. There is a sense of stillness that transcends place and time we feel aligned with nature. Like we are the sole owners of our little sliver of the natural world. However, special care should be taken when paddling in low light, either before or after the solar transition. You must have a light on your craft. It is a legal requirement and a smart thing to do. This light is not to guide your way, but rather to let other vessels know your whereabouts. Humans have pretty good night vision, and there is a lot of light available to paddlers. The light marking your vessel will only hinder your navigation, so try placing it directly behind you so that your vision will be in the shadow of the light. Avoid high traffic areas and try to stay fairly close to shore when you can. And, as always, file a float plan that details when you are heading out, returning and the area you will be paddling in. By all means, get out on the water at sunrise or sunset. If you are hesitant to go on your own, we invite you to join the Ocean Tribe Paddlers and let us help you master the dusk and dawn paddle patrols. 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. Volunteers Needed For July 4 ParadeThe 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. Enjoy Indoor & Outdoor Dining in a casual and friendly atmosphere.Lunch & Dinner11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Happy Hour Daily4 to 6 p.m. Reservations Accepted239-472-02232055 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957Located in the Forever Green Shopping Center next to Eileen Fisherwww.CipsPlace.com Island RestaurantJean Le Boeuf, News-Press food 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 Great Selection of Cigars & Accessories Walk-in Humidor Lindemans Wine Varietals NEW! Stolen Smoked Rum750ml$23.99Stolen Whiskey750ml$38.99750ml$7.99 or two for $13.98Where the Locals Shop!Weekly SpecialsOver 600 Medals WonOne of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the Islands Special Orders and Case Discounts Seagrass Gardening Work Begins June 18The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) and the Calusa Waterkeeper are working with partners including Johnson Engineering and Sea & Shoreline Aquatic Restoration as well as local residents and volunteers to replant seagrasses in the Tidal Caloosahatchee River. The kickoff event with dignitaries will be held in Centennial Park on Monday, June 18 at 10 a.m. The event will feature opening remarks from the major organizations participating in the project as well as dignitaries including Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen. The remarks will then be followed by a 15-minute demonstration on site plants and exclusion cages that will be used. After the demonstration, volunteers will leave by boats to go to other actual planting locations. This project is to restore the Tidal Caloosahatchee Rivers submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) communities. The species planted are Ruppia maritime (commonly known as Ruppia) and Vallisneria Americana (commonly known as tape or eel grass). Aquatic vegetation is an important part of estuarine ecosystems, providing vital reproductive and nursery habitat for fish in addition to food for grazers such as manatees and turtles. They also improve water quality and clarity by removing nutrients and sediment. The Caloosahatchee has historically supported vast seagrass beds. However, much of the coverage has been lost in recent years due in part to alterations in water flows to the Tidal Caloosahatchee River. The project will entail creating five planting areas, covered by herbivore exclusion cages to protect the seedlings while they are getting established, in five locations on the north and south shores of the Caloosahatchee between the I-75 and U.S. 41 bridges. The sites were selected to be along waterfront residents who wanted to participate in the project. CHNEP and Calusa Waterkeeper staff and volunteers, along with staff from Johnson Engineering and Sea & Shoreline will be installing the plantings and cages, as well as participating in the ongoing maintenance and monitoring efforts. The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program applied for and was funded through a grant agreement from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Management Program, with monies provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Centennial Park is located at 2101 Edwards Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, contact Jennifer Hecker, executive director of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, at jhecker@ chnep.org or 941-575-3392 or John Cassani, Calusa Waterkeeper, at info@ calusawaterkeeper.org or 245-9954.

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21 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 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 rrffffrrf nt btnn rr r tn rfrrrf ntb n n r rr tbrfrtb rrb r 2018-06-14_SAN_Print.indd 1 6/12/18 10:40 AM Check out our new look!

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201822 FAST A AND FRESH T TO GO To advertise call: 395-1213Rock Shrimp Sauce with Jalapeo Hoe Cakes2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic cup dry white wine 1 10-ounce can cream of shrimp soup 1 pound peeled rock shrimp 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning teaspoon salt teaspoon black pepper cup half and half tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste Jalapeo Hoe Cakes (recipe below) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add garlic and saut 1 to 2 minutes until golden. Add wine to pan and stir in soup; simmer 3 minutes stirring until smooth. Sprinkle shrimp with seafood seasoning and remaining teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Add shrimp to sauce mixture and cook 2 to 3 minutes until opaque and cooked through. Slowly stir in half and half and lemon juice. To serve, spoon over Jalapeno Hoe Cakes and sprinkle with chives. Yield four servings Jalapeno Hoe Cakes 2 cups self-rising cornmeal 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk 2 large eggs 1/3 cup jalapeo peppers, seeded and chopped butter or corn oil for frying In a large bowl, mix together cornmeal, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and milk until well blended. Add the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed and moistened. Let the batter set for 10 or 15 minutes. Add oil to just cover bottom of skillet then heat over medium-high heat. Pour cup of batter for each hoe cake into skillet. Cook 3 or 4 minutes until tops are full of air holes; flip cake and cook until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and serve warm. Yield six servings. Rock Shrimp Sauce with Jalapeo Hoe Cakes photo courtesy Fresh From Florida 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 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 2463 Periwinkle Way The Sanibel Sprout Follow Us On facebook: Vegan Cafe and Juice Bar Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~ Voted Best Sushi239-395-6005Online Ordering shimasushisteak.com Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 1451 Middle Gulf DriveFRESHLY PREPARED SUSHITO-GO!

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23 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 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 The Sanibel School Class Of 2018 Moving OnThe little seahorses are swimming away to high school next year in many different directions and celebrated in style at The Community House for their promotion ceremony and celebration on May 30. Some of these kids have been together since preschool on the island, and some have joined the school just recently, but they all share an exceptional experience of being able to learn and grow in a beautiful community like Sanibel. The evening started with a ceremony in the Great Hall of The Community House. The graduates received awards as well as an inspirational video produced by Kay Caspersons staff, which included well wishes from past graduate students from The Sanibel School. The ceremony ended with a memory video created by Libby Payne of The Sanibel School along with her students. The evening continued with a reception for the families and students with a nice spread of food generously donated by the local restaurants including Sanibel Catering Company by Baileys, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, Cips Place, The Bubble Room, The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa and Il Tesoro. Floral Artistry and Forever Green Ace Hardware helped make the venue even more beautiful. The graduates continued their celebration with an evening of dancing, along with plenty of photos with friends from their elementary and middle school years at The Sanibel School. The Sanibel School Class of 2018 photos provided There were plenty of photos taken with family and friends

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201824 World Oceans Day Celebrated At Refuge Ranger Monica Scroggin, center, offering instruction to kids attending the arts and crafts portion of World Oceans Day, celebrated on June 8 at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Activities included film screenings and a beach walk and cleanup at Gulfside City Park. photos by Jeff Lysiak The Vincze family, visiting from Cincinnati, Ohio, included Carolyn, Zoe, Gigi, Mia and Alex Conservation Educator Sara Hallas showing Ember Duffy of Oklahoma how to make a bracelet from used T-shirts Grace Holdsworth, visiting from Texas, meeting Bagzilla (Shannon McKenzie) Scarlett Free of Winter Haven, Florida painting her jellyfish craft project Fort Myers resident Tyler Tocket created a cell phone holder and speaker using an empty toilet paper roll Elizabeth Garami of Miami adding her handprint to the A Small Change For A Big Difference wall One display featured a life-size sea turtle sculpture filled with discarded plastic debris

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25 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 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 FICTION : Pet food is less expensive across the causeway. FACT: Island Paws consistently beats big box store prices on premium pet foods Come check out some of the great brands we carry. If we dont have it, we can order it! Youll never have to leave the island for pet food again!!! Shop Local 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-395-1464 Islandpaws.com The Community HouseVidalia Onionsby Resident Chef Jarred HarrisAs a chef and Florida native, I have always used Vidalia onions. In my opinion, Vidalia onions are the best sweet onion in the world. Not only is this onion sweet, but it is a very versatile ingredient. I use Vidalia onions in salads, soups, or I roast them whole and serve them as a side vegetable. The Vidalia onion was accidentally discovered in Toombs County, Georgia during the Great Depression. A man named Mose Coleman planted Yellow Granex onion seeds in the sandy clay-like Georgia soil. Little did he know, the soil was very low in sulfur, which made this variety of onion very sweet. The onion soon became popular and was first distributed by Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. Vidalia onions can only be grown in Georgia. In fact, according to the Vidalia Onion Act of 1986, there are only 20 counties in Georgia, (all centered around Vidalia, Georgia) that are allowed to sell their onions under the Vidalia onion trademark. These counties have the same climate and soil composition, which give the onion its distinct flavor. Pyruvic acid is a chemical that is found naturally in all onions and gives them their pungent aroma. This chemical is responsible for making you cry when you cut onions. Vidalia onions have very low levels of pyruvic acid. This makes the onion sweeter and less likely to make you cry when processing them. That in itself is a good reason to try this onion. Vidalia onions are in season now and if you have never tried this delicious vegetable, pick one up and try this recipe. Vidalia Onion and Poppyseed Dressing Ingredients 16 ozs. Vidalia onion (roughly chopped) 1 cup vegetable oil cup white wine vinegar cup cider vinegar cup water 1 cup honey 3 tbsp. Dijon Salt and pepper to taste 3 tbsp. poppy seeds Method Pour all ingredients (except the poppy seeds) into a blender and puree until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste, then add the poppy seeds and mix well. Use 1 tbsp. more honey if you prefer the dressing sweeter. 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. Reserve Now For Wine DinnerLocal wine lovers can book their tickets now for this summers Islander Wine Dinner, to be held on Tuesday, July 31 beginning at 6 p.m. at The Community House. The evening is hosted by Baileys General Store, with featured speaker Ben McClure, brand ambassador of Talbott Vineyards, which specializes in chardonnay and pinot noir from 100 percent estate-grown vineyards in Carmel, California. Like the inaugural wine dinner fundraiser, this evening is not-to-be-missed as guests will be virtually transported to Talbotts California vineyards during their gourmet dinner. The estate wines will be paired with locally-sourced cuisine created by Sanibel Catering Companys Chef Karl Hamme. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit The Community House. Tickets are $100 per person or $550 for a table of six, which includes a welcome glass of Champagne and assorted hors doeuvres, a full glass tasting of six Talbott Vineyards wines, locally-sourced dinner pairings, as well as various dessert selections. Reservations can be made in person at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, by calling at 472-2155 or online at https:// sanibelcommunityhouse.net/calendar/ talbot-wine-dinner-by-baileys. 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 Marvilla Marzan. Dusk performs on Saturday. Dean Winkelmann plays on Wednesday. On Thursday, its Woody Brubaker.

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201826 AIRPORT & LOCAL SERVICEwww.IslandTaxi.com ride@islandtaxi.com 239-472-4888 More Than a Ride! Call Madeline for Reservations Bank Hosting Photography ExhibitionBank of the Islands is showcasing the photography of Buck Ward in its Sanibel office through June 18. Mr. Wards photographs of Floridas Gulf Coast, particularly those captured on Sanibel, are truly breathtaking, said Bank of the Islands Vice President and SanibelCaptiva Office Manager Willy Ocasio. We invite our customers and neighbors to stop by our Sanibel office to see some examples of his work. In his artists statement, Ward said, Along the south Gulf Coast of Florida where I live, there are few grand vistas or scenic overlooks. This rapidly urbanizing area has been one of the fastest growing in the country. There are some beautiful natural places here but every year it gets harder and harder to find a scene that hasnt been spoiled by the hand of man. I try to find the bits of beauty, the natural interstices in the urban coastal landscape. To find art among the myriad signs, poles, wires and parking lots, to find a beach not crowded with people, a horizon with no cell tower that is my challenge. I try to use the light, the sky and clouds, the water, to enhance the built environment, to reveal the art of nature in the mundane works of humans. I make pictures of our local landmarks. How many ways can I photograph the Sanibel Lighthouse? Between the Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico, among the housing tracts, condos, shopping malls and tourist resorts, there are natural habitats that have been spared, where wildlife thrives. JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Estero Lagoon, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Venice Rookery and other such places attract bird photographers from all over. I am lucky enough to live here. I love to photograph the birds. I cant resist the dance of the reddish egret. Those visiting a welcome to a complimentary fresh brewed cup of coffee and a freshly baked cookie while viewing the photography. Bank of the Islands is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road. To learn more about Buck Ward, The Photographist, and his artwork, visit www. buckward.net or call 823-8401. Buck Ward photo provided Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black7 Days 5-10 pm 751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested 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 The Sanibel Public Library invites families to register their babies, preschoolers, children and teens for the annual Summer Reading program. Participants will receive a special gift (quantities are limited). As in years past, kids can read to 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 books they can keep for their own personal library. The Sanibel Public Library Foundation matches each book earned with a book for the childrens hospital. Since its inception in 2012, young readers have helped to contribute more than 6,000 books to young hospital patients. The librarys Summer Reading Program is funded in part by a grant from the Sanibel Public Library Foundations Joan Hunt Cory Childrens Fund. The Childrens Fund was established in 2008 to honor longtime library volunteer and supporter Joan Hunt Cory, who was also a 20-year Sanibel resident. Families can register for the librarys Summer Reading Program in person or online. Logging reading time and continued on page 34 Children who take part in the Summer Reading Program can earn books photos provided Cupcake Crusade program is June 19 Sanibel Public Library Programs

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Art Of Burlesque Showcased At Davis Art Centerby Jeff LysiakIn the time-honored tradition of the American stage, an evening showcase featuring burlesque dancers, blues music, contemporary cabaret and comedy returns to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Saturday, July 7. The performance is entitled Show Me The Honeys. Glam! Bam! Burlesque!, a Southwest Florida-based burlesque group, brings the art of classic tease, traditional and neo-burlesque to life in a performance featuring singing, dancing, bumping and grinding. However, this unique entertainment genre offers much more than just provocatively dressed ladies clad in lacy corsets, fishnet stockings and feather boas. Burlesque is something that everybody can do, and all kinds of people can enjoy, said Rosie Luxure, the stage name of the co-founder of the dance troupe that began in 2016. Its a real theatrical experience. According to Luxure, she and fellow co-founder Nettie Boom were teaching dance lessons at a Naples studio, offering instruction on a wide variety of genres including burlesque, hula, swing, belly and contemporary dance. After working together for some time and expressing a mutual interest in staging burlesque performances, the pair decided to create their own group. We both wanted to do it for a long time, said Boom. But we had no idea how it was gonna blow up the way it has, added Luxure. Over the past two years, Glam! Bam! Burlesque! has staged dozens of performances across the state of Florida, with private gigs and major shows in venues such as The Ranch in Fort Myers (at the 2017 Cattle Barons Ball of Lee County), the Southwest Florida Event Center in Bonita Springs and at The Colosseum, Pelican Larrys and Off The Hook Comedy Club in Naples. We do lots of shows throughout the year, but our biggest, full-scale production is held at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center every year, said Luxure, who noted that the troupe will also be appearing at the 2018 Burlypicks, a burlesque and variety performance competition in Orlando this month. Other members of the troupe include Lucie Fair, Kelly Koquette, Audrey Delicious and Etal Noir. All of the girls live in Southwest Florida, between Fort Myers and Naples. One of the reasons that burlesque has become so popular is the womens empowerment movement, said Koquette. Everybody seems to really love it, and actually the majority of the crowd is made up of women. During a recent rehearsal for their July 7 performance in Fort Myers, all of the ladies shared what feedback theyve heard from audience members following their shows. A lot of the women who had never seen a burlesque show tell me they love it and they want to learn how to do it themselves, said Luxure. Its like this ever-evolving circle. When people come up to me after the show, they never use the word sex. They always say how beautiful the show was, added Fair. They also compliment us on how professional we were. What our show does is bring a freshness to the area, something that many people who live here have never seen before, said Boom. In addition to the performance at the Davis Art Center, the Glam! Bam! gals will be appearing at the Love That continued on page 32 Blues musician Joel DaSilva will perform throughout the evening photo provided Glam! Bam! Burlesque! photo by Annie Watson Photography 27 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201828 SUN Book ReviewOcean Park by Di SaggauFlorida author Michael Walshs book Ocean Park deals with a city where nothing is quite what it seems. All Detective Matt Conley ever wanted was to raise a family in Ocean Park with his stunning and ambitious wife Lisa. Although they are separated, they still care for one another. Matt lives in a cabin cruiser in the marina, and Lisa lives in a luxury condo at the other end of the marina. Matts life changes dramatically when a second corpse is found in his church, St. Ambrose. A statue of the Madonna appears to have cried tears of blood. This eventually brings the media and believers to the church in droves. Meanwhile Matt begins a journey that reveals corruption and decay in his city and deceit in his marriage. As he searches for the murderer of a local businessman, a gang war erupts between the Latin Kings and the Asian Boyz for control of the citys drug trade, and the body count rises. Three characters who play a part in the drug war are Samay, Vithu and Pan. We learn a lot about them. There are some unsavory characters in the story. With his reluctant new partner, Detective Lloyd Kendricks, Matt weaves his way through the puzzling connections between street gangs, politicians, bikers and a private kink club called The Palladin. By the end of the book, the names of prominent members of the club are revealed, fittingly ending their careers. Two young women, Channary and Sage, are also important to the plot. There is a surprise in store for readers toward the end of the book involving a young man with a distinctive half moon scar. I found this to be a satisfying surprise. At 236 pages, Ocean Park is a quick read, and one I feel you will enjoy. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley,My 11-year-old daughter wants to go to sleep away summer camp but she seems hesitant about it as well. I know she would have fun but I dont want to push her too hard. Any suggestions on how to help her feel more confident about this? Lisa K, Fort Myers Lisa, Summer camp builds many skills for future success, including self-reliance, resilience and social skills and adaptability. Being away from home helps kids learn how to separate from parents in a healthy way and cultivate independence. Most children are ready for sleep away camp around the ages of 10 to 12 although it may vary depending on age, experience and temperament. The key to helping your daughter conquer her pre-camp nervousness is to acknowledge her feelings and give her the tools to do quiet her anxiety. Below are some suggestions to help both of you. Make sure your daughter has a sense of ownership about this experience. Make sure she is involved in the all the preparation and choices that arise so she can formulate expectations. Focus on concrete details like meals in the lodge or cabin rituals instead of abstract issues like what it might feel like to be away from home. Help her get excited about camp. A shopping trip for her new gear should focus on all the fun activities she can anticipate at camp. Reframe any questions to her that may focus on what is making her anxious. So instead of saying, Are you nervous about .? Reframe using open-ended questions by saying, How are you feeling about ? This way she can identify and state her level of concern and you can discuss it. Show empathy and acknowledge her concerns. Dont trivialize them or offer glib reassurances like, Everyone loves camp. Have a few rehearsals. A few shorterterm sleepovers with family or friends before camp will help build your childs confidence and independence for her camp experience. Plan for your home-to-camp communication and make it easy for her. Pack writing paper, stamps and envelopes with a schedule for mailing them and outline how you will respond. If email and or electronic communication is allowed at camp, discuss this as well and again make a schedule for these types of communication. Share your own formative away from home experiences with her. Discuss both the positive and the challenging aspects you faced. Talk about how you benefited from both the positive experiences as well as the challenging ones. Going to a sleep away camp is a milestone activity for your childs development of psycho-social strength, resilience and self-confidence. Make sure to tell her how proud you are of her for stepping out of her comfort zone and that you will be looking forward to hearing about everything that took place at camp upon her return. 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. ATTENTION High School GraduatesPlease email the following information to press@islandsunnews.com so we can include you in our graduation pages: Your name and photo Name of high school Names of your parents S chool you will be attending in the fall Any questions, call 395-1213 Poets Corner Island Breezeby Kyle David SweetIsland Breeze Fresh, Wet, Cool, Calming Skipping Across White Caps at Sunrise, Swirling Tumbling the Sand, Twisting Green Leaves, Whispering Brushing Sun Painted Skin, Tangling Bronzed Hair, Caressing Escaping Yesterday, Filling Sails, Filling Today Carrying Tomorrow Close Behind, Promising Reminding Me of Memories Someday Ill Return For Island Breeze Kyle Sweet is the golf course superintendent at The Sanctuary Golf Club and enjoys reading, writing, photography, the Sanibel Recreation Center and spending beach time with friends here on Sanibel. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to Islandsunpoetry@ gmail.com. 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29 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 rfnt fbnfrrn rbrf rbfnff rrfrn frn ntnr rnbtt rf ntbrnfrfntbnrbbb rf ff f ntb nbb rfnt Human Trafficking And Gang Bangers: Not For The Weak Of HeartAfter 24 years of perfecting his trilogy, Coopers Moon Sanibel writer Richard Conrath, PhD and former college professor, released his first novel in a three-part mystery series. I simply wouldnt give up. I knew I had a story to tell and it would not go away. I had to force myself to get through the tough parts, Conrath said. Conrath weaves together a group of peculiars plucked from the Everglades, Miami and Cleveland to form an unlikely pack of rascals and scalawags who search out missing and exploited children. The story opens with the disappearance of a college professors 7-year-old son, Maxie. The trilogy ends with a resolution in book three, A Cold Copper Moon The series is complete and will be released over the next 10 months. The author, a member of Mystery Writers of America, designed a role in his next novel, Blood Moon Rising for a real life Naples resident, Donald Hand. This characters role is Don The Man Hand and plays a nefarious retired mob hit man turned exotic dog groomer. Don Hand was lucky enough to win the role at the book launch gala in Southwest Florida. The book is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format, Ingram, libraries and bookstores. Signed copies are available at MacIntosh Books & Paper, located at 2330 Palm Ridge Road in Palm Ridge Place. For more information, visit www.cooopersmoon.com. image providedJuly Programs At Captiva Memorial LibraryDuring the month of July, there are many events scheduled to take place at the Captiva Memorial Library. Adult Programs Adult Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! Book Bingo Adults may participate in this Summer Reading Program by completing a Libraries Rock! Book Bingo sheet, available at the reference desk of participating libraries. The program is limited to readers 18 and older. Each book may be used in only one square. Return completed sheet to the reference desk for prizes and/or drawing entries. The last day to turn in the bingo sheet for prizes is August 11. One bingo sheet per person. Prizes include books for bingo (limit three per person) and fully completed cards qualify for entry into branch prize drawings and a grand prize drawing. Check your local library for participation and bingo sheets or visit www.leegov.com/library Coloring For Grown-Ups (all library hours) Coloring books are no longer just for kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. Researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, with researchers at Johns Hopkins University to the editors of Yoga Journal suggesting coloring as an alternative to meditation. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus. Coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness. Participants may bring their own materials or use those provided. Checkers (all library hours) Play classic checkers, The game of games, or try other versions such as Fox and Geese, Give Away, Shifting Pyramids, Corner Checkers or Goban. Instructions included. Or reverse the field and play Tic Tac Toe or Super Tic Tac Toe. Youth Programs Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! July 12 at 2 p.m.: Songbirds make beautiful music Listen to bird sounds, share bird books and make a bird craft. July 19 at 2 p.m.: Gardening for kids Our Earth rocks! Get closer to the planet by learning about gardening. Make a terrarium out of a soda bottle. July 25 at 6:30 p.m.: Guitar Art Rocks! with DiVitto Kelly This fun workshop involves using high-quality Styrofoam, a glue/water mix and colored tissue paper to decorate guitars. Registration is required and begins July 18. Sponsored by the Captiva Memorial Library Board. Captiva Memorial Library is located at 11560 Chapin Lane on Captiva.

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201830 15911 KNIGHTSBRIDGE CT., FORT MYERS Deep Water Boating at Its Best! 4 Bedrooms, 5.2 Bathrooms, 8,003 S.F. $1,695,000 MLS 216062368 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 ST. CHARLES HARBOUR 1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #E104, SANIBEL Sensational Gulf Views, 2 BR, 2 BA + Den Walk-Out Lanai, Exceptional Rental History $875,000 MLS 218013189 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 SUNDIAL DIRECT GULF FRONT 12431 COCONUT CREEK CT., FORT MYERS $649,000 MLS 218038803Linda von Wowern, McMurray & Nette 239.223.3382 COCONUT CREEK 2515/2517 WULFERT RD., SANIBEL Vacant Lot Showcasing #14 Green, Lake & Fairway Wonderful S. Exposure, On-Site Dining, Golf & Tennis$259,000 MLS 217063941 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 SANCTUARY COUNTRY CLUB 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 John Nicholson 239.849.3250 WEST IS BEST BEACHFRONT 580 LAKE MUREX CIR., SANIBEL Elegant 4 BR, 2 BA, Near Beach Retreat 3,348 S.F., Short Walk to Beach Access $1,095,000 MLS 217075229 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 LAKE MUREX 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 413 BELLA VISTA WAY E., SANIBEL Luxurious 4 BR, 4 BA Home, Direct Gulf Views $2,495,000 MLS 218022814 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 COLONY BEACH ESTATES 1244 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL 4 BR, 3 BA, New Master BA w/Luxurious Shower $1,045,000 MLS 218021869Linda von Wowern, McMurray & Nette 239.223.3382 BEACHVIEW CC STEPS TO BEACH 1401 MIDDLE GULF DR. #N403, SANIBEL $889,500 MLS 218025477 Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249 CAPTIVATING SUNDIAL 1270 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL Eastern Exposure, 3 BR, 2 BA, Fireplace $795,000 MLS 218035210 John Nicholson 239.849.3250 GOLF & NEAR BEACH LOCATION 1321 SEASPRAY LN., SANIBEL Huge Lot, Lovely Setting, Beach Access $995,000 MLS 218002223 John Nicholson 239.849.3250 PRIVATE NEAR BEACH 1272 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL 4th Fairway & Green View, Near Beach $365,000 MLS 218035315 John Nicholson 239.849.3250 BEACHVIEW CC ESTATES LOT 14380 RIVA DEL LAGO DR. #702, FORT MYERS 7th Floor, Gorgeous Views from Balcony $269,000 MLS 218033774 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 RIVA DEL LAGO 1299 MIDDLE GULF DR. #232, SANIBEL $659,000 MLS 218005862 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 COMPASS POINT 20051 SANIBEL VIEW CIR. #103, FORT MYERS $309,900 MLS 218032303 Jason Lomano 239.470.8628 SANIBEL VIEW ST. CHARLES HARBOUR #A21, FORT MYERS $225,000 Call for Details McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 78 NEW FLOATING DOCK SOUTH SEAS DIRECT BEACHFRONT 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 721 CARDIUM ST., SANIBEL Remodeled, 2 Story Home w/Great Rental History $849,000 MLS 218022341Linda von Wowern, McMurray & Nette 239.223.3382 3 BR POOL HOME NEAR BEACH 1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #H203, SANIBEL Recently Refreshed & Fully Furnished $695,000 MLS 218039808 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW PRICE NEW PRICE

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31 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 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 CAPTIVA BAYFRONT ESTATE Turn KeyTotally Remodeled Old Florida Style residence Beautiful Landscaping and awesome water views Covered Boat dock w/20,000lb. lift. Price $2,350,000 Romance rarity and history on Captiva gold coast Meticulously restored 1912 beach house on 131 of beach frontage Multi pools surrounded by spectacular landscaping and privacy Price $5,250,000 VACANT LOT IN CAPTIVA VILLAGE 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 CAPTIVA VILLAGE 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 PREMIER BOATING LOCATION 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 con struction Main house w/ separate guest quarters Award winning infinity edge pool Price $2,795,000 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 JUNE 15, 201832 Providing Custom Interiors to Sanibel & Captiva for 28 years Complimentary In-Home Consultation695 Tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 coin.decoratingden.com 239.472.6551 From page 27Art Of BurlesqueDress! Collection Party, a fundraiser for the Pace Center For Girls of Lee County, on Tuesday, July 17 at the Red Door Photography Studio, located at 1601 Lee Street, Suite 2 in Fort Myers. The show starts at 6 p.m. and admission is $25, or $20 plus a gently used dress. Hosted by the sassy, saucy and oh-so-bossy Chloe Bone Cicconi and Stage Kitten Isabella Von Leopard, the July 17 Davis Art Center show will also feature Miami-based performers The Prima Latina and Reigning Queen of the Latina and Hispanic Burlesque Festival Sofia Luna. In addition, Rio Dios Mio will perform as Rio Chavarro, The Little Tramp, in an homage to Charlie Chaplin. Live music will be provided by international performing and recording blues artists Joel DaSilva and Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers. Originally from Chicago, DaSilva has performed across the world at prestigious events including the Montreal International Jazz & Blues Festival, RiverWalk Blues Festival and the San Diego Music & Roots Festival. He has opened for headline acts the likes of BB King, Ray Charles, Jeff Beck, The Black Crowes and Leon Russell. Tickets for the Glam! Bam! Burlesque! Show Me The Honeys performance (open to ages 21 and older) are $35 each. Tables of four are $250; tables of eight are $500. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show runs from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. To purchase tickets, visit www.sbdac.com. The troupes Show Me The Honeys performance will be repeated on Saturday, August 18 at Dixie Roadhouse in Cape Coral. For more information, go to www. glambamburlesque.com. Zonta Installs New Board Members The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva installed its new club and foundation boards for 2018-19 on May 16 at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. The new officers are, from left, Halle Smith, member-at-large; Virginia Jones, member-at-large; Diane Chesley, member-at-large; Carol Gestwicki, vice president; Barbara Beran, president; Judy Langley, president-elect and club secretary; Elaine Swank, member-at-large; Becky Mulka, foundation treasurer; Pam Eccles, club treasurer; and Nancy Dreher, past president. Not pictured: Diane Haida-Johnson, foundation president; and Kassie Witte and Joyce Ross, members-at-large. photo provided

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33 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 Your Real Estate Navigator Kingfisher Real Estate Inc. 239-472-4411 2402 Palm Ridge Rd Sanibel, FL KingfisherRealEstate.com 1433 Sanderling Cir Sanibel FL 33957 $1,160,000 Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 Mary@GoKingsher.com 2464 Blind Pass $1,300,000 SanibelCanalHome.com Phaidra McDermott 239-898-3778 Phaidra@GoKingsher.com 2915 Wulfert Rd $3,400,000 SanctuaryShowPlace.com Valerie Tutor 239-834-8141 Valerie@ValerieTutor.com 11520 Murmond Ln Captiva Island $1,999,999www.Captivagreenash.com Valerie Tutor 239-834-8141 Valerie@ValerieTutor.com 1805 Ibis Lane Sanibel, FL 33957 $535,000 KC Cuscaden 239-470-1516 Karasue@comcast.net 625 Nerita St Unit 2A $619,000 SanibelGulfViews.com Phaidra McDermott 239-898-3778 Phaidra@GoKingsher.com 1521 Wilton Ln Sanibel, FL 33957 $759,500 Robyn Moran 239-728-1971 Robyn@robbmoran.com 303 Periwinkle Way Unit 312 $672,500 SanibelTropicalOasis.com Phaidra McDermott 239-898-3778 Phaidra@GoKingsher.com 15330 Allen Way Fort Myers, FL 33908 $397,000 Robyn Moran 239-728-1971 Robyn@robbmoran.com 15819 Captiva Drive $12,500,000 HistoricCaptivaEstate.com Phaidra McDermott 239-898-3778 Phaidra@GoKingsher.com 2414 Wulfert Rd $1,849,000 SanctuaryOnSanibel.com Phaidra McDermott 239-898-3778 Phaidra@GoKingsher.com New Listing New Listing New Listing Price Improvement Price Improvement Price Improvement

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201834 Superior InteriorsTodays Decorating Trendsby Trinette NelsonDecorating trends can add life, excitement and fun to our rooms. Heres a look at some hot new decorating trends that you might consider for your next decorating project. Its in the details High style details leave the fashion runways and strut their way to you home. Accent pillows and other soft textiles will sport gorgeous tailored details from belts to glamorous beading. Safe Haven Increasingly, people are looking at their homes as a shelter from a stressful world. Instead of going out, we are staying in with family and friends. Now, more than ever, our homes need to be restful and soothing, yet stylish at the same time. Going Green and Beyond Being green is taken to the next level as homeowners want to know that the products they purchase are truly green. We are seeking out the process and questioning the production standards. We want products that are green, sustainable and adhere to fair trade standards. Make It Personal Decorate your home to suit your personality and style. Only bring in to your home things that you like and do not be swayed by all the trends. Ask yourself if the item inspires you before it stays as a fixture in your home. Exciting Classics Traditional furniture styles are re-invented in a fun, colorful and bold manner. Many period pieces are being re-interpreted in fresh, bold new designs such as Berger chairs painted in silver metallic with a bold graphic fabric. Let There Be Light Because residential interiors are incorporating more intense paint colors, more light is needed to properly illuminate a room. Lighting manufacturers are making chandeliers with more arms as well as pendants and wall-mounted fixtures that illuminate these areas with personality. Wall Dressed Wall murals and wallcoverings continue to be in high demand. Bold graphic patterns, contemporary designs and murals inspired by nature are hot for contemporary rooms. Grass cloth and textured wallcoverings such as damasks, florals and stripes are hot for both traditional and transitional rooms. Creatures of Comfort Furniture that is comfortable and practical, yet still elegant is important. We are interested in creating a personal space that is cozy, inviting and easy to maintain. We want to be able to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day in an environment that makes us feel good. Exotic Prints and Accessories Prints with global influence continue to be a popular trend for the contemporary home. Add vibrant toss cushions to your sofas or bed or add woven rugs to your floors. When incorporating trends into your home decorating, its best to follow the 10 percent rule: 10 percent of the items in any one room should be trendy to keep the space fresh and 10 percent of your decorating budget should be allocated towards purchasing these fashionable finds. Trinette Nelson is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands and can be reached at linda@ coindecden.com. From page 26Library Programsactivities 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. The app not only logs reading time, but also delivers personalized book recommendations. Locals as well as visitors are welcome to participate. Family Storytime, for babies and children up to age 5, is held at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays at the library. On Fridays in June and July, stop by at 2 p.m. to sing along with family-friendly musical movies. Sixth through 12th graders are invited to VIP After-Hours gatherings on Tuesday evenings in June and July from 6 to 7 p.m. Other special events in June: At 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, kids can experiment with frosting bags and decorative tips. The Cupcake Crusade is for grades kindergarten through fifth. Foods being handled and served may contain allergens. Joey, Alexandra and Sydney (the live eclectus parrot) will lead kids on an adventure in finding their tune at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. This interactive show not only incorporates music, but also puppets, illusion and comedy. VIP After-Hours is held on Tuesdays during the summer at 6 p.m. All VIP evenings feature snacks and games. On June 19, teens can experience virtual reality and play games with the librarys VR equipment. Stop by the library on Monday, June 18 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for The Apollo 11 Lunar VR Experience, a recreation of the events which took place from July 16 to July 24, 1969. This 10to 20-minute VR experience is for age 10 and older. Registration is required due to session length. Call 472-2483 to set up a time. Complete schedule of events is listed online at www.sanlib.org/calendar. For more information, call 472-2483. 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! Everything 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 youReduced to $795,000 Listed at $625,000Beautiful 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 #2C

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35 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 On wide Lighthouse Way canal near Sanibel Marina. Well-maintained easy-living home with new windows/doors. Central great room, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, separate utility room, upper loft plus waterside deck & multi-story caged lanai. Dock & 2 boat lifts. Minutes to bay, gulf, intra-coastal. Handy to causeway. Close to Olde Sanibel, bay & gulf beaches. $1,395,000 For the Dad looking to create his own island residence. One of the last vacant parcels in Gumbo Limbo, home to many year-round residents & families. Flexibility here, as this is nearly 1/2 acre & in EcoZone G allowing almost 8,000 sq. ft. of developed area, ~6,875 in impervious coverage. Plenty of room for a private paradise, backing to conservation land. $249,000 If your Father could use a winter getaway, this could be the place. Its the lowest-priced Sanibel condo & has docks with access to the Sanibel Estates canal system. Cozy furnished 1 bedroom on 1st floor. Has new HVAC, impact windows, & a carport too. Easy retreat for a snowbird, vacationer, or year-round residence too. Also pet friendly. $239,000 For beach & nature lovers, paddleboarders, kayakers, & birders, this modernized ground-level split-plan 3 bedroom has a big backyard. On Anchor Drive, its near the end of a private cul-de-sac, on a canal with dock, & just steps to community deeded gulf access path. Inside it screams guy-style with sleek wood cabinetry, granite, limestone floors, new windows, & more. $899K Heres a condo for the Dad that would like one for vacations & with income too. Spanish Cay #A7 is a large 2nd floor 1 bedroom with beach across the street, & views of the Sanibel River from back screened balcony & open front deck. Community pool. 2-week minimum keeps the traffic down, but it has booked as much as $20K/year with owner use. $274,000 furnished

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201836 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellSanibel-Captiva Rotarians were fortunate this past week to be invited to the Pine Manor Improvement Association Community Gardens open house. Pine Manor is a neighborhood located just off Summerlin Road in Fort Myers and has had a troubled reputation. The Pine Manor Improvement Association has taken on the task of making positive changes in the neighborhood and has sought help in establishing and funding new development ideas and redevelopment projects. Our club, along with several other Rotary Clubs in our district, contributed funding for one of these projects, the Community Gardens, and to create an additional quarter-acre property across the street from the gardens for the planting tropical fruit trees and other food sourced plantings, called the Food Forest. The Pine Manor Community Gardens Board of Directors spoke a few words thanking all district Rotarians and allowed us to stroll about the garden to observe the amazing transformation of a small plot of land into a fertile planting area. The area holds 25 garden plots/boxes and most of them are being continuously cared for by the residents of Pine Manor and Arlo Simonds, garden coordinator and perma-culturist. Plantings of vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants some on an experimental basis filled the boxes. The Food Forest area has been cleared and water and electricity to the area has finally been established with planting of the trees soon to follow. Many sapling trees are already waiting nearby in the garden area to be brought across the street for planting. This is just the beginning of a fruitful adventure for the residents of Pine Manor. Not only will they be able to grow their own food, but supplement their incomes by selling their bounty to others in the neighborhood and even at local farmers markets. As a bonus, Rotarians were treated to fruit and vegetable platters and other appetizers using vegetables from the garden, artfully prepared and arranged by a recent Pine Manor professional caterer. The Pine Manor Community Center houses this successful culinary program and has provided a compact but well-organized kitchen for this purpose. The small dining room/classroom also provides space for resident programs related to food, nutrition, good health and well-being. San-Cap Rotarys regular Friday morning was jammed packed with information on upcoming events, including preparations for the club float in the Fourth of July Parade, the installation of new club member, Clark Rambo, and our guest speaker, Chris Davison, director of operations at Island Inn. Rambos membership information will be included in an upcoming wrap-up column for Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 under the outstanding leadership of president, Holli Martin. Davison told us the Island Inn has been part of Sanibels history for over 100 years, established in 1895 by the Matthews family as a boarding house, with a few guest houses on property. Meals were provided for wealthy guests from the north, staying for months in season to enjoy the beach, fishing, shelling and camaraderie of friends from all over the country. With the addition of the barracks (guest room addition), it became a full-fledged beach accommodations entity. Eventually, this property was sold to long-time guests of the Matthews family with intent to preserve it for generations to come. Updates and renovations have been made over the years including the construction of a 12-unit concrete block building replacing the wooden barracks in 1961 called the Matthews Lodge. However, time took its toll over the last almost 50 years, along with building code changes and expectations of accommodations for guests. Renovations to the Matthews Lodge were not enough any longer. Shareholders of the property had to make a decision to replace the Matthews Lodge with a completely new building, along with renovating other buildings on the property a $16 million capital investment. The decision was made, city permitting took some time to be granted about a year and a half and destruction of the old Matthews Lodge took place. The Island Inns newest building was now in construction phase and took nine months. The Island Inn Matthews Lodge Luxury Suites, with 12 gulf view luxury accommodations, opened on January 10 of this year. The Island Inn now houses 42 hotel rooms and seven guest houses, providing one of the most sought-after beach resort accommodations on the island. Providing meals for Island Inn guests and open to the public after 4 p.m. is an appropriately named restaurant/ bar, called Traditions. As in the past, the restaurant serves as a gathering room for a high-quality meal or a fun evening of dancing. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets Friday mornings at 7 a.m. at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Guests are welcome. Pine Manor Community Gardens photo provided

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37 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 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 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 PENDING Independence Day Shirts On Sale At Sanibel Bank Sanibel and Captiva Islands 28th Annual Independence Day Celebration T-shirts and tank tops are on sale at Bank of the Islands on Sanibel at 1699 Periwinkle Way. Islanders and visitors are invited to stop by during banking hours to choose their T-shirts and tank tops, available in sizes S-XXL, for $10 each. This years parade theme is Wild About America. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation for Wildlife (CROW) celebrating its 50th anniversary is the grand marshal. The Independence Day parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade starts at Island Inn Road and continues down Periwinkle Way, ending at Casa Ybel Road. Periwinkle Way will be closed from Donax Street to Tarpon Bay Road from 9 a.m. until approximately noon. Parade entry forms are available at Bank of the Islands. The entry form is also published in this weeks Island Sun Volunteers are needed to assist with T-shirt sales, parade staging and other tasks before, during and after the parade. Call Mary Bondurant at 839-3633 or Trish Phillips at 246-2981 for more information. From left, Darrin Grotrian, Willy Ocasio and Rob Lisenbee of Bank of the Islands with the 28th Annual Independence Day T-Shirts photo provided

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201838 SINCE 1988 Foundation Awards Grant To Community HouseThe Sanibel Community Association (SCA) recently received a $5,000 grant from Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI) to rebuild its website. As any small nonprofit knows, it is hard to keep up with technology, but your website is the key to the online face of your organization, said Teresa Riska-Hall, SCA executive director. This grant will assist with the costs that go along with this rebuilding. The rebuilding has already started with board member Daniela Jaeger spearheading the transition to the new website. The grant program offered by CFI is for building sustainability of island nonprofits, added Riska-Hall. There are multiple areas accepted for this funding, SCAs was for technology improvements. SCA hopes to have the new site up and running by August so they can get all the bugs out prior to the heavier seasonal business. Going into the fall season, The Community House already is seeing a growth of 25 percent for the September to December 2018 quarter versus last years same period. From left, SCA Executive Director Teresa Riska-Hall with Steve Greenstein and Chris Heidrick of Charitable Foundation of the Islands photo provided An Ode To The Islandssubmitted by the Gibbs FamilyIn 1976, our young family from the cold northern lands of Cleveland, Ohio was packed into a station wagon with no air conditioning (who needed A/C in northern Ohio?), sweltering in the early August heat of Southwest Florida as we collectively caught our first sight of Sanibel Island. The old causeway with the drawbridge snaked its way just over the surface of the dead flat San Carlos Bay, ending in what looked like a pine forest resting atop a glowing white bed of sand. Lee, 39 at the time, and Joan, 38, took us three, as young children John, 11, Paul, 9, and Karis, a mere 2 years old over the bridge and onto an island that felt barely wrested from nature. None of us knew at the time that this encounter, precipitated by a family friends suggestion, would lead to a life-long love affair with the islands that has gone on for 41 years. For 41 summers, our family, the Gibbs family, vacationed in Sanibel, Lee and Joan never missing a year, and we kids doing our best to make it every year we could. Our lives expanded, of course: we children introduced first our spouses, and then our children to Sanibel. We grew from staying in small one-bedroom apartments to needing up to four apartments at a time an expense our mother always said was nothing compared to having her family together for such a wonderful vacation. We came in the summer because our parents both taught Lee a professor at Cleveland State University, Joan an elementary school teacher in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. After each of us went to college and graduate school, we followed suit and got our own teaching positions, which made it easy to continue the summer treks. In the early days, summer was most definitely the off season on Sanibel and Captiva; there were very few other tourists, and we had the ubiquitous Baileys and Dairy Queen mostly to ourselves. Has that changed over the years! Both the number of shops and the number of summer visitors has skyrocketed so that summer no longer feels like the lonely season at all. Our family has so many traditions associated with Sanibel and Captiva that we can only mention a few. There was letting the kids (first us, and then our children) drive in the nature preserve, at first on a parents lap, and then (frighteningly for the adults, and surely illegal shh!) taking the wheel and the brakes themselves. We played tennis every year and always between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and were inevitably the only people stupid enough to be out during the hottest hours of the day! There were the hours we spent shelling; walking meditatively, heads down, searching the margin between ocean and land for precious treasures that we bagged up and made into lamps, put in jars and (for the best specimens) proudly displayed on our side tables at home. There was visiting with the parrots at Jerrys, thrilling at their ability to talk and whistle. We watched sunsets from the northwestern tip of Captiva, always looking for, but never finding, the green flash. There was playing the ring toss game at the Lazy Flamingo. We had silly swimming competitions like the fewest bubbles diving in the pool, can you dive through a childs inner tube? and how many laps can you swim without coming up for air? We watched our dad floating on his blow-up raft (which always made him dizzy when he inflated it all by himself) way too far out to sea. Our mom drank coffee on the lanai every morning, enjoying the heat and the sounds of the ocean, the breezes, and the birds. There was mini golf Pirate Golf and Jungle Golf in Fort Myers with fierce competition, and some tears shed, most often by the youngest in the group, but not always! And of course there was the bittersweet tradition of eating everything wed bought at the grocery stores before leaving because we were raised to waste not. Our dad would often get stuck with (or perhaps he volunteered for) ice cream duty; hed eat a whole half gallon of ice cream as we packed the car to go home (yes, for most of the years we made the 20-plus-hour pilgrimage by car), and he paid for it the rest of the trip. And then there were the restaurants: Cheeburger, Cheeburger, the Lazy Flamingo, The Bubble Room, The Mucky Duck, Cantina Captiva, Chadwicks buffet (back before Irma took it away), Dairy Queen for ice cream, and even Iguana Mia and Sweet Tomatoes on the mainland. With all that we ate on the islands, its no wonder we ran, worked out and played tennis so much; we had to work off all that great food! There are some stand-out, unique memories of the islands too. John and Paul nearly getting swept off the rock jetty on Captiva during a tropical storm in the late s and not learning, as we then went out swimming in the swirling, angry ocean! Karis being proposed to by Stefan, her now husband, one summers night in 2001 and John nearly ruining everything by complaining just beforehand that Stefan should really get on it and propose to her! Paul bouncing a golf ball off an alligator on the Sanibel Island Golf Club links and then playing the shot less than 10 feet from the gator rather than take a penalty stroke! Over the years, Lee and Joan have aged, and 2018 marks the year our Sanibel-Captiva streak must end. It is with grief that we must say goodbye to our familys Sanibel tradition, but it is with great joy that our family realizes what the Sanibel-Captiva islands have meant to us. We have all been changed for the better by our family vacations there, from our nuclear five person family to the extended one that now has memories of these trips. Our lives are better and our family bonds are stronger for our enchanting time on Sanibel and Captiva. Each one of us has memories of these trips, each one of us holds Sanibel dearly in his or her heart, and we look forward to returning in the future to start new family traditions. With love, Lee, Joan, John, Paul, Karis, Lane, Kristin, Leslie, Stefan, Josh, Kenlee, Nicole, Shannon, Arakai, Zosia, Hunter and Hayden

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39 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 Why Floridians Need Value-Added Hurricane Insurance: The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be above-normal by NOAA . 11-17 named storms, with 5-9 developing into hurricanes vs. an average season of 6 Cat4Home covers what your current policy does not Cat4Home can save homeowners thousands with total hurricane deductible protection and other out-of-pocket expense coverages Pays up to 100% of your current hurricane deductible Claims paid within 3-5 business days upon proof of loss $5,000 extra protection for damage not usually covered by your home-owners policy Its very affordable! Your cost for a $500,000 home could be less than a dollar a day. Ask us for a quote. Some limitations apply. Get protected for the 2018 hurricane season. Get your Cat4Home policy today. Protect Your Home. Preserve Your Savings. ENHACED HURRICANE PROTECTION 2018 Vertus Insurance Partners. All rights reserved. Dont Let High Hurricane Deductibles Blow a Hole In Your SavingsAngela Larson Roehlalarson@rosierinsurance.com (239) 472-1152 www.RosierInsurance.com1200 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 Matzaluna Plaza Sanibel Exciting New Affordable Protection! Royal Shell Real EstateThe top producers for the Royal Shell Real Estate Sanibel/Captiva for the month of May were: McMurray and Nette, top listing producers team; Brian Murty, top listings producer individual/partners; McMurray and Nette, top sales producers team; and Sally Davies, top sales producers individual/partners. Sally Davies Brian Murty McMurray and Nette ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Island Realtors Meal Packing Event July 24On Tuesday, July 24, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors (SCIAR) will join with Meals of Hope and local volunteers to host a meal packing event to benefit local food banks. Meals of Hope is an organization that has created five pre-packaged meals that are both nutritious and cost-effective for feeding those in need. Meals of Hope food packages were designed to address the need for an economical, nutritious solution to aid in the fight against hunger. The organization focuses on keeping the packages within communities in the United States, though they do provide some assistance to other parts of the world. For the second year in a row, SCIAR is working with Meals of Hope by hosting a packing event. Local realtors and community members will work together to raise the money needed to pay for the meals, and volunteers will package them. Southwest Florida food banks will be the recipients of the roughly 20,000 meals that will be packaged at the event. In order for the event to happen, SCIAR and its members must raise at least $5,000 to cover the cost of the food and have a minimum of 50 volunteers. Last years event brought in over $6,600 and over 90 people joined together to package 28,800 meals. There are several ways members of the community can help meet or surpass the goals this year. You can make a monetary donation in the form of a check payable to Meals of Hope and mail or drop it off at the SCIAR office at 2353 Periwinkle Way, Suite 201, Sanibel, FL 33957. You can also volunteer to help pack meals on July 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sanibel Community Church. If you would like to sign up to volunteer, send an email to Megan@ SanibelRealtors.com. For more information about Meals of Hope, visit https://mealsofhope.org. For more information about the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors, visit www.sanibelrealtors. com or search for @SanibelRealtors on Facebook. Island realtors and volunteers packing meals at last years event photo provided Sanibel Residents Earn Degrees Matthew Miller, a resident of Sanibel, is a graduate of Colgate University in the Class of 2018. Miller majored in computer science. A graduate of Academy Medical Science Tech, Miller received a bachelor of arts degree magna cum laude at Colgates 197th commencement held on May 20. Taryn Samet of Sanibel graduated with a bachelor of science in biochemistry degree with highest honors from Lehigh University in spring 2018. 2 Years Experience

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201840 Many clients believe that an estate plan is all about the legal documents, which usually consist of a will, a revocable living trust (for those with any degree of net worth), durable powers of attorney, health care surrogates and living wills, among others. Upon completing their estate planning documents, many consider the job done and that theres nothing left to do for years. Did you know, however, that you can have the best estate planning documents ever drafted by the best attorney who ever practiced and yet your estate plan might fail? One reason for the failure is the improper alignment of your assets inside of your estate plan. What do I mean by that? It might relate to several things, each unique to your situation. If you have a revocable living trust, for example, it is vitally important that your assets are actually titled into your trust. Many attorneys provide their clients a funding instruction sheet that details how accounts are to be titled. Rather than an account titled in my name, Craig Hersch, instead it should be titled into my trust: Craig Hersch, Trustee for the Craig Hersch Trust dated June 15, 2018. Failure to transfer the assets that would have otherwise been subject to the probate process could result in a failure of the estate plan. So if you have a revocable living trust, should all of your assets be titled into your trust? The simple answer to that is No when you own IRAs, 401(k)s, and annuities, for example. Generally speaking, you cant transfer title of those accounts without withdrawing the account balances, triggering income tax and potential excise tax penalties depending upon your age. Should those assets instead name your trust as the beneficiary instead of individuals? It depends. If you want to protect those distributions from the reaches of predators and creditors, then perhaps. Whenever you name a trust as the beneficiary of a tax-deferred account, you must be mindful of the identifiable beneficiary rules associated with the required minimum distributions that your beneficiaries will have following your death. What about annuities? Should those designate a trust as a beneficiary? Again, it depends. The rules governing qualified annuities that are a part of your IRA are treated differently than are non-qualified annuities that are typically held outside of a qualified retirement account. The annuity contract provisions will also be determinative, as non-persons (trusts) often dont have the same distribution options following the annuity owners death. Asset alignment is important for closely held business interests. If you own shares of a Subchapter S Corporation, for example, you will want to ensure that your trust provisions meet the Qualified Subchapter S Trust requirements found in the Internal Revenue Code, or you may risk defeating the S election, resulting in a federal corporate income tax on all of the shareholders that otherwise wouldnt apply. Further, if your closely held business, whether its an S Corporation, C Corporation, LLC, general or limited partnership, may have operational/shareholder/member/ partnership agreements that govern the disposition of those interests in the event of your disability or death. Accordingly, for your assets to align properly, your estate plan should synchronize with those agreements. For those married individuals or those with minor children who have declared homestead for their Florida residence, yet another asset alignment issue exists. If you havent updated your documents to Florida law, your homestead might be invalidly devised within your estate plan. The proper title to the residence should be accomplished with a deed that integrates with your estate planning documents. Similarly, if you have been divorced and your dissolution of marriage agreement contains dispositive requirements governing assets, its necessary for the estate plan to satisfy those requirements and that the assets meant to so satisfy are properly titled and accounted for. I could go on. Commercial properties that have tenants, vacation cottages and non-traditional assets all often need to be titled properly for the estate plan to satisfy your intent. Even if youve done an exemplary job of aligning your assets, and ensuring that they are all titled correctly, the task is often incomplete. Your assets change over time. You might open a new brokerage account, or your broker may have consolidated accounts resulting in new account numbers not aligned with your estate plan. Your broker may have transferred to a different firm. When you followed the broker over, did you ask your estate planning attorney to verify that the title to the accounts at the new institution are correct? Did you double check the beneficiary designations of the IRAs, annuities and life insurance to ensure that they all fit properly inside of your estate plan? As you can see, your documents are an important element to your estate plan. Its equally important, however, to ensure that the assets align properly to your estate plan, and that over the course of time they remain in alignment. If all your estate planning attorney did to verify this was to provide you a funding instruction sheet, then you probably havent completed this important step. 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41 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 Ban The Plastic Strawby Barbara Joy Cooley, COTI Board MemberIn early February, The News-Press published an article about the remarkable news that Fort Myers Beach now has a ban on plastic drinking straws. I thought to myself, If Fort Myers Beach can do this, then Sanibel certainly can! After reading the newspaper, I went for my morning walk. On that walk, I saw my neighbor, city council member Jason Maughan, and asked him what he thought of the idea. He was positive. We talked about how many more straws were probably on Fort Myers Beach because of all the commercial enterprises there. But there are some near-beach establishments where plastic straws are routinely used on Sanibel. The first person I ever heard talk about the environmental threats posed by plastic drinking straws was Carolyn Raffensperger, our keynote speaker at the Committee of the Islands (COTI) annual meeting in 2011. Several COTI board members took Raffensperger out to lunch and there she made a point of ordering her ice water with no straw. Then she told us why she did so. She convinced me, and from then on Ive tried to always remember to order my water with no straw. 500 Million Straws A Day According to www.thelastplasticstraw. org, 500 million straws are used each day in the U.S. Theyre used once, then discarded. These straws are a single-use plastic and they are, by and large, unnecessary for the consumption of beverages. While straws are not the major portion of plastic waste that ends up in our oceans, it is their uselessness that makes it all the more important to eliminate them from our daily lives as much as possible. Even though straws are small, theyre dangerous to sea life. They can become entangled with marine animals, be eaten by fish, be embedded in sea turtle noses, and damage coral reefs. Plastics eaten by endangered sea turtles can fill their stomachs and cause them to starve to death. The amount of plastic trash accumulating in the Earths oceans is staggering. A study by the World Economic Forum (http://www3. weforum.org/docs/WEF_The_New_ Plastics_Economy.pdf) states that it is possible that the weight of all the plastic trash in the seas will be more than the weight of all the fish by the year 2050. Alternatives To Plastic Straws For those who think that straws are useful and necessary, there are alternatives to single-use plastic straws. Single-use straws can be made from paper. Reusable straws can be made from glass, metal and bamboo. These alternatives are readily available now. Fort Myers Beach is one of about a half-dozen cities in the U.S. that has banned or severely restricted the use of plastic straws in commercial establishments. But dozens more U.S. cities are now considering bans. Even McDonalds in Britain is phasing out the use of plastic straws in advance of a planned national ban on single-use plastics. Some Sanibel restaurants and food/ beverage vendors have voluntarily stopped using plastic straws, but others have not. Lets make it official: ban the plastic straw on Sanibel Island. The Sanibel City Council discussed the idea at the end of their June 5 meeting. So perhaps the city will take this important step soon. Barbara Joy Cooley chairs the COTI Environment Committee. COTI invites your input on this and other issues affecting our island. Send an email to coti@coti.org. To read our past commentaries on island issues, visit www.coti.org. Or visit Committee of the Islands on Facebook. Convenient Care Offering PhysicalsBetween now and September 30, Lee Healths Convenient Care urgent care offices are offering $25 sports, camp and school physicals with no appointment necessary. These physicals include: height and weight; vital signs; allergies; medications; review of any past medical and surgical history; and physical exam. This easily accessible alternative for school and sports physicals is available at all four Convenient Care locations. They are located at Page Field, 4771 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers; Summerlin, 16230 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers; Pine Island Road, 1682 NE Pine Island Road, Cape Coral; and Metro, 13340 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers. For more information, visit www. leehealth.org/urgent.

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 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. Donations Needed for Trash & Treasures Sale Clean, gently used items are needed for the annual Trash & Treasures Sale. You may bring them to the Center 4 Life Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. A tax deductible receipt will be provided for your donation. 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, July 11 is The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver Lincoln Ryyme. The movie will be shown at 12:30 p.m. followed by the book discussion at 2:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch. The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer is challenging Rhyme to a terrifying and ingenious duel of wits. With police detective Amelia Sachs by his side, Rhyme must follow a labyrinth of clues that reaches back to a dark chapter in New York Citys past and reach further into the darkness of the mind of a madman who wont stop until he has stripped life down to the bone. Amazon Leisur e Lunchers Trip to Cips Place Tuesday, June 19. Cips Place is home to Sanibel and Captivas wall of island faces. The mural was painted by two local artists and depicts many of the islands most well-known people who helped mold the islands into what they are today. The group will be joined by one of the artists, Tim Macko. Separate checks will be provided. Limited seating available. Advance registration is required. Sunset Social Hawaiian Luau Party on the Causeway Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. Spend an evening relaxing and watching the sunset with friends. Meet on the causeway at 6:30 p.m. Food will be served at 7 p.m. Bring a side dish to share and your beach chair. Contact the center if you are interested in participating and for directions to the viewing area (weather permitting). Gelli Printing with Bea Pappas Fridays, June 15, 22 and 29. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Beginners welcome. You can do monotype 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 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. Animal Services Foster-To-Adopt Program Have you been interested in adopting a dog but arent sure of what breed will fit into your lifestyle? Maybe you are not sure that a dog of a particular size, age or energy level is right for your home and family. Lee County Domestic Animal Services Foster-to-Adopt Program gives you the opportunity to see if a dog is the perfect fit before committing to adoption. Select dogs will be eligible for the program. To complete an application, visit the adoption center Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Once the application is approved, drop by the adoption floor to meet your potential new family member. The reduced adoption fee is just $50. If it turns out that the dog is not a perfect fit, you can provide staff with information on how the dog was while in your home to better pair him or her successfully in their next home, and you will be given the option to select another dog that may be a better fit. Lee County Domestic Animal Services is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers. Visit www.leelostpets.com to view pets available for adoption. For more information, email kfordiani@ leegov.com. SUNDAYFew Showe rs High: 81 Low: 71 TUESDAYFew Showe rs High: 85 Low: 75 THURSDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:47 am7:03 am2:04 pm9:56 pm Sat 5:48 am7:47 am2:54 pm10:49 pm Sun6:43 am8:49 am3:50 pm11:41 pm Mon7:29 am10:16 am4:53 pmNone Tue8:08 am12:32 am6:10 pm12:02 pm Wed8:45 am1:21 am7:44 pm1:50 pm Thu9:20 am2:08 am9:26 pm3:22 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:44 am8:35 am2:03 pm10:07 pm Sat 4:47 am9:38 am3:21 pm10:56 pm Sun5:38 am10:35 am4:46 pm11:44 pm Mon6:24 am11:32 am5:52 pmNone Tue7:09 am12:35 am6:54 pm12:42 pm Wed7:52 am1:30 am7:55 pm1:58 pm Thu8:33 am2:21 am8:53 pm3:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:52 am7:05 am1:09 pm9:58 pm Sat 4:53 am7:49 am1:59 pm10:51 pm Sun5:48 am8:51 am2:55 pm11:43 pm Mon6:34 am10:18 am3:58 pmNone Tue7:13 am12:34 am5:15 pm12:04 pm Wed7:50 am1:23 am6:49 pm1:52 pm Thu8:25 am2:10 am8:31 pm3:24 pm Day High Low High Low Fri6:57 am12:21 am4:14 pm10:19 am Sat 7:58 am1:12 am5:04 pm11:03 am Sun8:53 am2:05 am6:00 pm12:05 pm Mon9:39 am2:57 am7:03 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76 FRIDAYCloudy High: 84 Low: 74 Island Sun Weather Outlook June 15, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYFew Showe rs High: 81 Low: 71 TUESDAYFew Showe rs High: 85 Low: 75 THURSDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:47 am7:03 am2:04 pm9:56 pm Sat 5:48 am7:47 am2:54 pm10:49 pm Sun6:43 am8:49 am3:50 pm11:41 pm Mon7:29 am10:16 am4:53 pmNone Tue8:08 am12:32 am6:10 pm12:02 pm Wed8:45 am1:21 am7:44 pm1:50 pm Thu9:20 am2:08 am9:26 pm3:22 pm Day High Low High Low Fri3:44 am8:35 am2:03 pm10:07 pm Sat 4:47 am9:38 am3:21 pm10:56 pm Sun5:38 am10:35 am4:46 pm11:44 pm Mon6:24 am11:32 am5:52 pmNone Tue7:09 am12:35 am6:54 pm12:42 pm Wed7:52 am1:30 am7:55 pm1:58 pm Thu8:33 am2:21 am8:53 pm3:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:52 am7:05 am1:09 pm9:58 pm Sat 4:53 am7:49 am1:59 pm10:51 pm Sun5:48 am8:51 am2:55 pm11:43 pm Mon6:34 am10:18 am3:58 pmNone Tue7:13 am12:34 am5:15 pm12:04 pm Wed7:50 am1:23 am6:49 pm1:52 pm 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Showe rs High: 85 Low: 75 THURSDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:47 am7:03 am2:04 pm9:56 pm Sat 5:48 am7:47 am2:54 pm10:49 pm Sun6:43 am8:49 am3:50 pm11:41 pm Mon7:29 am10:16 am4:53 pmNone Tue8:08 am12:32 am6:10 pm12:02 pm Wed8:45 am1:21 am7:44 pm1:50 pm Thu9:20 am2:08 am9:26 pm3:22 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:44 am8:35 am2:03 pm10:07 pm Sat 4:47 am9:38 am3:21 pm10:56 pm Sun5:38 am10:35 am4:46 pm11:44 pm Mon6:24 am11:32 am5:52 pmNone Tue7:09 am12:35 am6:54 pm12:42 pm Wed7:52 am1:30 am7:55 pm1:58 pm Thu8:33 am2:21 am8:53 pm3:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:52 am7:05 am1:09 pm9:58 pm Sat 4:53 am7:49 am1:59 pm10:51 pm Sun5:48 am8:51 am2:55 pm11:43 pm Mon6:34 am10:18 am3:58 pmNone Tue7:13 am12:34 am5:15 pm12:04 pm Wed7:50 am1:23 am6:49 pm1:52 pm Thu8:25 am2:10 am8:31 pm3:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:57 am12:21 am4:14 pm10:19 am Sat 7:58 am1:12 am5:04 pm11:03 am Sun8:53 am2:05 am6:00 pm12:05 pm Mon9:39 am2:57 am7:03 pm1:32 pm Tue10:18 am3:48 am8:20 pm3:18 pm Wed10:55 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Sat 4:53 am7:49 am1:59 pm10:51 pm Sun5:48 am8:51 am2:55 pm11:43 pm Mon6:34 am10:18 am3:58 pmNone Tue7:13 am12:34 am5:15 pm12:04 pm Wed7:50 am1:23 am6:49 pm1:52 pm Thu8:25 am2:10 am8:31 pm3:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:57 am12:21 am4:14 pm10:19 am Sat 7:58 am1:12 am5:04 pm11:03 am Sun8:53 am2:05 am6:00 pm12:05 pm Mon9:39 am2:57 am7:03 pm1:32 pm Tue10:18 am3:48 am8:20 pm3:18 pm Wed10:55 am4:37 am9:54 pm5:06 pm Thu11:30 am5:24 am11:36 pm6:38 pm WEDNESDAYFew Showers High: 86 Low: 76 MONDAYScattered Rain High: 82 Low: 72 SATURDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 76 FRIDAYCloudy High: 84 Low: 74 Island Sun Weather Outlook June 15, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYFew Showe rs High: 81 Low: 71 TUESDAYFew Showe rs High: 85 Low: 75 THURSDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:47 am7:03 am2:04 pm9:56 pm Sat 5:48 am7:47 am2:54 pm10:49 pm Sun6:43 am8:49 am3:50 pm11:41 pm Mon7:29 am10:16 am4:53 pmNone Tue8:08 am12:32 am6:10 pm12:02 pm Wed8:45 am1:21 am7:44 pm1:50 pm Thu9:20 am2:08 am9:26 pm3:22 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:44 am8:35 am2:03 pm10:07 pm Sat 4:47 am9:38 am3:21 pm10:56 pm Sun5:38 am10:35 am4:46 pm11:44 pm Mon6:24 am11:32 am5:52 pmNone Tue7:09 am12:35 am6:54 pm12:42 pm Wed7:52 am1:30 am7:55 pm1:58 pm Thu8:33 am2:21 am8:53 pm3:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:52 am7:05 am1:09 pm9:58 pm Sat 4:53 am7:49 am1:59 pm10:51 pm Sun5:48 am8:51 am2:55 pm11:43 pm Mon6:34 am10:18 am3:58 pmNone Tue7:13 am12:34 am5:15 pm12:04 pm Wed7:50 am1:23 am6:49 pm1:52 pm Thu8:25 am2:10 am8:31 pm3:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:57 am12:21 am4:14 pm10:19 am Sat 7:58 am1:12 am5:04 pm11:03 am Sun8:53 am2:05 am6:00 pm12:05 pm Mon9:39 am2:57 am7:03 pm1:32 pm Tue10:18 am3:48 am8:20 pm3:18 pm Wed10:55 am4:37 am9:54 pm5:06 pm Thu11:30 am5:24 am11:36 pm6:38 pm WEDNESDAYFew Showers High: 86 Low: 76 MONDAYScattered Rain High: 82 Low: 72 SATURDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 76 FRIDAYCloudy High: 84 Low: 74 Island Sun Weather Outlook June 15, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYFew Showe rs High: 81 Low: 71 TUESDAYFew Showe rs High: 85 Low: 75 THURSDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:47 am7:03 am2:04 pm9:56 pm Sat 5:48 am7:47 am2:54 pm10:49 pm Sun6:43 am8:49 am3:50 pm11:41 pm Mon7:29 am10:16 am4:53 pmNone Tue8:08 am12:32 am6:10 pm12:02 pm Wed8:45 am1:21 am7:44 pm1:50 pm Thu9:20 am2:08 am9:26 pm3:22 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:44 am8:35 am2:03 pm10:07 pm Sat 4:47 am9:38 am3:21 pm10:56 pm Sun5:38 am10:35 am4:46 pm11:44 pm Mon6:24 am11:32 am5:52 pmNone Tue7:09 am12:35 am6:54 pm12:42 pm Wed7:52 am1:30 am7:55 pm1:58 pm Thu8:33 am2:21 am8:53 pm3:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:52 am7:05 am1:09 pm9:58 pm Sat 4:53 am7:49 am1:59 pm10:51 pm Sun5:48 am8:51 am2:55 pm11:43 pm Mon6:34 am10:18 am3:58 pmNone Tue7:13 am12:34 am5:15 pm12:04 pm Wed7:50 am1:23 am6:49 pm1:52 pm Thu8:25 am2:10 am8:31 pm3:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:57 am12:21 am4:14 pm10:19 am Sat 7:58 am1:12 am5:04 pm11:03 am Sun8:53 am2:05 am6:00 pm12:05 pm Mon9:39 am2:57 am7:03 pm1:32 pm Tue10:18 am3:48 am8:20 pm3:18 pm Wed10:55 am4:37 am9:54 pm5:06 pm Thu11:30 am5:24 am11:36 pm6:38 pm WEDNESDAYFew Showers High: 86 Low: 76 MONDAYScattered Rain High: 82 Low: 72 SATURDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 76 FRIDAYCloudy High: 84 Low: 74 Island Sun Weather Outlook June 15, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYFew Showe rs High: 81 Low: 71 TUESDAYFew Showe rs High: 85 Low: 75 THURSDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:47 am7:03 am2:04 pm9:56 pm Sat 5:48 am7:47 am2:54 pm10:49 pm Sun6:43 am8:49 am3:50 pm11:41 pm Mon7:29 am10:16 am4:53 pmNone Tue8:08 am12:32 am6:10 pm12:02 pm Wed8:45 am1:21 am7:44 pm1:50 pm Thu9:20 am2:08 am9:26 pm3:22 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:44 am8:35 am2:03 pm10:07 pm Sat 4:47 am9:38 am3:21 pm10:56 pm Sun5:38 am10:35 am4:46 pm11:44 pm Mon6:24 am11:32 am5:52 pmNone Tue7:09 am12:35 am6:54 pm12:42 pm Wed7:52 am1:30 am7:55 pm1:58 pm Thu8:33 am2:21 am8:53 pm3:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:52 am7:05 am1:09 pm9:58 pm Sat 4:53 am7:49 am1:59 pm10:51 pm Sun5:48 am8:51 am2:55 pm11:43 pm Mon6:34 am10:18 am3:58 pmNone Tue7:13 am12:34 am5:15 pm12:04 pm Wed7:50 am1:23 am6:49 pm1:52 pm Thu8:25 am2:10 am8:31 pm3:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:57 am12:21 am4:14 pm10:19 am Sat 7:58 am1:12 am5:04 pm11:03 am Sun8:53 am2:05 am6:00 pm12:05 pm Mon9:39 am2:57 am7:03 pm1:32 pm Tue10:18 am3:48 am8:20 pm3:18 pm Wed10:55 am4:37 am9:54 pm5:06 pm Thu11:30 am5:24 am11:36 pm6:38 pm WEDNESDAYFew Showers High: 86 Low: 76 MONDAYScattered Rain High: 82 Low: 72 SATURDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 76 FRIDAYCloudy High: 84 Low: 74 Island Sun Weather Outlook June 15, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYFew Showe rs High: 81 Low: 71 TUESDAYFew Showe rs High: 85 Low: 75 THURSDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:47 am7:03 am2:04 pm9:56 pm Sat 5:48 am7:47 am2:54 pm10:49 pm Sun6:43 am8:49 am3:50 pm11:41 pm Mon7:29 am10:16 am4:53 pmNone Tue8:08 am12:32 am6:10 pm12:02 pm Wed8:45 am1:21 am7:44 pm1:50 pm Thu9:20 am2:08 am9:26 pm3:22 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:44 am8:35 am2:03 pm10:07 pm Sat 4:47 am9:38 am3:21 pm10:56 pm Sun5:38 am10:35 am4:46 pm11:44 pm Mon6:24 am11:32 am5:52 pmNone Tue7:09 am12:35 am6:54 pm12:42 pm Wed7:52 am1:30 am7:55 pm1:58 pm Thu8:33 am2:21 am8:53 pm3:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:52 am7:05 am1:09 pm9:58 pm Sat 4:53 am7:49 am1:59 pm10:51 pm Sun5:48 am8:51 am2:55 pm11:43 pm Mon6:34 am10:18 am3:58 pmNone Tue7:13 am12:34 am5:15 pm12:04 pm Wed7:50 am1:23 am6:49 pm1:52 pm Thu8:25 am2:10 am8:31 pm3:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:57 am12:21 am4:14 pm10:19 am Sat 7:58 am1:12 am5:04 pm11:03 am Sun8:53 am2:05 am6:00 pm12:05 pm Mon9:39 am2:57 am7:03 pm1:32 pm Tue10:18 am3:48 am8:20 pm3:18 pm Wed10:55 am4:37 am9:54 pm5:06 pm Thu11:30 am5:24 am11:36 pm6:38 pm WEDNESDAYFew Showers High: 86 Low: 76 MONDAYScattered Rain High: 82 Low: 72 SATURDAYFew Showe rs High: 87 Low: 76 FRIDAYCloudy High: 84 Low: 74 Island Sun Weather Outlook June 15, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides

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Unlike The First Time, No Bitter Uproar Expected If LeBron James Leaves Cleveland For The Second Time by Ed FrankCall it a dynasty or not, but the Golden State Warriors, winners of the National Basketball Championship two years in a row and three of the last four years, already are favorites to repeat next year. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook just this week released the future NBA odds, and Golden State is listed as the 6/5 favorite. Despite the fact that the Warriors swept Cleveland four games in a row to win the title, there appears to be even more interest in what team uniform LeBron James will don next year. Should he leave Cleveland for the second time via free agency, there will not be the bitter uproar that occurred when he left the first time for Miami in 2010. Its an entire different scenario this year. Returning to Cleveland in 2014, he led the Cavaliers to their first championship in 2016. Even more important, however, James has become a living legend in the Akron-Cleveland community for his generosity to a raft of worthy causes through the LeBron James Family Foundation. Working to effect an educational change in northeast Ohio, his foundation is the largest donor to Akron Public Schools I-Promise School that will serve some of the most academically at-risk third and fourth graders. Its just one example of his community involvement. And regardless where he plays in the future, he has made it clear that he will continue to work for the betterment of his native area. The Las Vegas SuperBook that has made the Golden State Warriors the odds-on favorite to repeat as NBA champions next season, also speculates James will leave Cleveland, posting 7/2 odds he will sign with the Philadelphia 76ers who are loaded with young talent such as Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Other favorites to sign James, according to the Vegas odds-maker, are the Houston Rockets (7/2) and the Boston Celtics, (7/1). So we shall see. Regardless of where James plays next year, he will continue to be loved for his tireless efforts both on and off the court in Northeast Ohio. Everblades Fall Short In Valiant Effort The old adage so near and so far applies to the Florida Everblades hockey team that fell to the Colorado Eagles, 3-2, in the seventh and deciding game for the Kelly Cup Championship. After leading the championship series three-games-to-two, Florida lost the final two games, including the 3-2 heartbreaking final seventh game before a sold-out crowd of more than 7,200 hockey fans at German Arena last Saturday. Tickets for that game sold out in less than an hour and some were selling on the secondary market for more than $55, surely top dollar for minor league hockey. It was only the fifth time in the 30-year history of the ECHL that the championship series went to a seventh game. It was the second year in a row that Colorado won the Kelly Cup. Miracle Remain In Last Place As Seasons First-Half Nears End. The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team started the week with a seasons first-half record of 25-37 (.403), 13-1/2 games behind first-place Palm Beach in the Florida State League South Division. The leagues all-star game is this weekend at Tampa, and four Miracle players have been selected to play for the South Team. They are left-handed pitcher Andrew Vasquez, outfielders Jimmy Kerrigan and Jaylin Davis and infielder Travis Blankenhorn. SUN ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201844 239.472.0004 Community, Service, Leadership, Expertise, Integrity, Results PRGHomeTeam.com Pfeifer Realty Group Is Your Home Team!Eric PfeiferBroker, Owner SPORTS QUIZ 1. When was the last time the Seattle Mariners made the playoffs? 2. Name the first pitcher to beat all 30 teams in the major leagues. 3. Against which team in 1984 did the Rams Eric Dickerson br eak the NFL mark for most rushing yards in a season? 4. Since 1985, how many winners of the W ooden Award (most outstanding basketball player) also went on to win the NCAA mens basketball championship in the same season? 5. Which two teams had the longest winning str eak during the 2017-18 NHL season? 6. When was the last time befor e 2016 (Simone Manuel) that a U.S. woman won an Olympic swimming gold medal in the womens 100 freestyle? 7. Entering 2018, five golfers had won an NCAA championship and the U.S. amateur in the same year. Name three of them. ANSWERS 1. It was 2001. 2. Al Leiter of the New York Mets, in 2002. 3. Dickerson broke O.J. Simpsons mark of 2,003 yards against the Houston Oilers on the way to 2,105 yards overall. 4. Six -Danny Manning (1988), Christian Laettner (1992), Ed OBannon (1995), Shane Battier (2001), Anthony Davis (2012) and Jalen Brunson (2018). 5. Nashville and Colorado each won 10 consecutive games. 6. Nancy Hogshead and Carrie Steinseifer (tie), in 1984. 7. Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Ryan Moore and Bryson DeChambeau.Miracle To Change Name For July 21 GameThe Fort Myers Miracle are paying homage to Southwest Floridas favorite fish by changing the teams name to the Fort Myers Groupers. Miracle fans can breathe a sigh of relief its only for one game. On Saturday, July 21, the team will debut its flashy new Fort Myers Groupers uniforms, which consist of navy blue jerseys with gold and red numbering and lettering. Navy hats with a red bill will feature a cartoon-like fish stuffed between a hamburger bun, topped with lettuce and a tomato. We wanted to come up with something special and fun for this season that also connected us to the community, said Chris Peters, president and general manager of the Fort Myers Miracle/Groupers. Grouper has long been a popular menu item at restaurants all along Southwest Floridas coast, so we thought, why not have a little fun and change things up a bit? Hammond Stadiums near-legendary culinary team, which developed beer shakes, bacon-wrapped hot dogs and pancake burgers, will be whipping up grouper specials in the concession stand. Grouper is an abundant fish off Southwest Floridas coast and is a popular entre because of its mild, subtle flavor. It can be served blackened, fried or grilled. Mid-summer is considered the height of the grouper fishing season. Fans can now purchase Groupers T-shirts and hats in the Miracle team store. July 21 marks the teams 100th game of the season and 26th consecutive day with a baseball game, and will feature an abundance of promotions, including Bark in the Park, Torii Hunter Bobblehead Night and Goodwill Night. First pitch is 6 p.m. against the Lakeland Flying Tigers. General admission tickets start at $7.50 in advance or $9 on game day. For more information about tickets and promotions, call 768-4210 or visit www. miraclebaseball.com. Fort Myers Groupers jersey image provided

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45 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS VIP Realty GroupThe top agents and sales teams at VIP Realty Group for the month of May were: Joel Goodman, top sales; Debbie Staley, top listings; and the team of Teresa Baker and Glenn Carretta, top producer. Joel Goodman Debbie Staley Teresa Baker and Glenn CarrettaJohn Naumann & AssociatesThe top producers at John Naumann & Associates for the month of May were: Meredith Dyer, top listing agent; Linda Naton and Alan Fisher, top sales agents; and Larry and Debbie Hahn, top sales team. Debbie Hahn Larry Hahn Linda Naton Alan Fisher Meredith Dyer

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 201846 ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE President Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472 3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE President Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472 3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472 3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472 3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Mark OBrien Owner/Agent Trish Barbone Agent Justin Wheeler Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Doctor and DieticianHealthy Food Swapsby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDEveryone loves their comfort foods and snacks. The problem is, these foods often play havoc on our waistline and health. Is there a way to enjoy these pleasures and still avoid the fake foods and high calories? Are there natural, wholesome, nourishing foods we can swap that still taste great? Yes! Swapping whole foods and cooking at home is the place to start. French fries are difficult to pass up, but potatoes, which are naturally high in potassium, can be roasted in the oven at home for a healthier side dish. Cut up potatoes, toss with olive oil and Kosher salt before roasting. Try sweet potatoes for the added beta-carotene. Using whole foods boosts nutrients and fiber, and reduces artificial flavoring, additives and bad fats. Whole foods generally have a lower glycemic index that will lessen spikes in blood sugar. When creating meals with ground meat, mix in various types of beans. Beans increase fiber and nutrients, make you feel full faster, along with reducing the overall meat and fat content. When making spaghetti, substitute zucchini for the pasta. Zoodles or zucchini noodles can be made quickly with a zoodle maker, which is inexpensive and easily found in local supermarkets. Boil or saut with added garlic, sea salt and Italian spices. They are absolutely fantastic. The glycemic, carb and calorie load are much lower than pasta, and with the extra fiber to boot. What about desserts? Ice cream is such a delicious and tempting snack! Is there a swap idea? A quick, simple and delicious swap is to take a frozen banana and blend it with one tablespoon of cocoa powder and one teaspoon of maple syrup. Like potatoes, bananas are rich in potassium and fiber. Cocoa is a great source of magnesium too. 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. Beautifulife:Happy Travelsby Kay CaspersonWhat is your next adventure? Summer is one of the best times to travel, and there are so many great places to explore. Whether you are traveling to a nearby place in your car or flying to a new or familiar destination, there are ways to make your travels happy and stress-free. After many years of traveling as a single person and now with kids and family, I have learned some helpful tips for making things a bit easier. After all, travel should be exciting and fun, but when confusion and stress are involved, whether from being unprepared or lacking information, things can become chaotic very quickly. Here is a list of some of my best advice: Pack lightly try to bring items that are wrinkle-free and that you can mix and match so you dont have to bring a large bag. If you stay in the same color tones, this is much easier to do. Roll your items start with shoes at the bottom of the bag and then roll your items so you can fit them better. You will be surprised at the amount of room you have and you can leave a bit of room for new purchases. Utilize technology check out Google maps when driving and also Google the best places to visit while in a certain area. I am amazed how easy traveling is now with the use of our cell phones and navigation, as well as all the great sites to search for top things to do. Check your points you may have accumulated points that can be redeemed from credit card purchases or previous hotel stays and flights so check to see what can be redeemed at the time of booking. Request special rates there are many discount opportunities for hotels and car rentals like AAA, AARP, American Express Platinum, Florida Resident, depending on where you live. Ask for upgrades always check to see if an upgrade is available when checking into a flight, renting a car or checking into a hotel. Remember, most airlines, car rental agencies and hotels want full occupancy and will give upgrades at the last minute. Some upgrades might cost a bit more, but you may be surprised at what you get when you ask. Pack necessities whether you are traveling by car or by plane, make sure you have your own of everything. This includes earphones, WiFi if necessary, snacks, electronics, blankets and a neck pillow. If you rely on the airlines for these things, you may be disappointed. Keep health and wellness items handy I am a big believer in essential oils and vitamins, as well as a travel diffuser for headaches, nausea, sleep and overall wellness to make sure youre staying healthy throughout your trip. Pack travel-size items find personal care items that you can take with you that will give you enough product for your whole trip but not be too big to carry on a plane (3.4 ounces or below). My company caters to the traveler so all of the products that we manufacture are travel friendly but big enough to get you through your trip, and even enjoy when you get back home. There are many more ways to make travel easier and less stressful. I am sure you have a few tips of your own. The most important thing to remember is to stay relaxed and give yourself enough time to get to where you want to go knowing there may be delays due to traffic, weather conditions or unexpected stops. Remember, traveling should be a beautiful and exciting adventure learning about new places and cherishing experiences that various destinations have to offer. My affirmation for you this week is: I am exploring new places to travel and will take the time to prepare for my adventures knowing that the more organized I am, the more beautiful my time will be. Kay Casperson is a beauty and lifestyle expert, founder and CEO of Beautifulife by Kay Casperson. She owns resort spas on Sanibel and Captiva islands and manufactures beauty and lifestyle products sold across the country. To stay inspired, visit www.kaycasperson.com or follow on social media @kaycasperson. Blood Culture Collection System Improves SafetyLee Health clinicians have reported an 83 percent reduction in false positive diagnostic results for bloodstream infections like sepsis, following the adoption of a new blood culture collection system. The collection system has been implemented in the health systems four emergency departments (ED) at Lee Memorial Hospital, Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center and HealthPark Medical Center. The ED is the gateway to the hospital for so many patients, so anything we can do to improve diagnostic accuracy has a significant impact on patient care, sad Mary Bell, MS, RN, CEN, nurse manager of the Lee Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. Weve worked for years to reduce our blood culture contamination rates. We implemented the Steripath Initial Specimen Diversion Device (ISDD) which removes contaminants often found when blood is drawn using standard methods. It led to an immediate, statistically significant reduction in our contamination rates, providing a major improvement in safety for our patients. Each year, tens of millions of patients in the U.S. require a bloodcontinued on page 47

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SUN deaRPharmacistSeven Medical Benefits Of Kiwiby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Kiwi is among my favorite fruits of all time. Its also known as Chinese gooseberry. The little black seeds in kiwi do more than just get stuck in your teeth. They give you a small amount of healthy omega 3 fatty acids. An average kiwi has about 30 milligrams of alpha-linolenic acid. Kiwi is a great source of natural vitamin C and A. It is a good source of natural folate, thiamin and riboflavin. Kiwi also offers some vitamin K (phylloquinone) and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. In this regard, its great for blood pressure and bones. The fleshy green part gives you an added bonus of fiber which promotes smooth traffic through your colon (regularity) and simulate healthy probiotic growth. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Kiwi has compounds in it that reduce activation of intestinal cells which ruin your gut. This reduces inflammation in the gut. Asthma and Wheezing Kiwi is rich in all kinds of antioxidants, especially vitamin C, which promotes collagen, and that promotes healthy breathing. There was a study published in Thorax that evaluated children and asthma symptoms. The kiwiconsuming group had less wheezing and noticed fewer nocturnal coughing fits. Depression and PMS Melancholy Some foods are naturally high in serotonin and tomatoes are one of them. Kiwis have twice as much serotonin as tomatoes. Serotonin is a happy brain chemical that lifts mood, induces relaxation and boosts self esteem. People who are aggressive or hostile, or live in fight mode might be low in serotonin. I have a longer version of this article at my website in case you want more details. Eating kiwis can essentially make a person feel more content because it acts as a natural fruit anti-depressant. Sleep Serotonin converts in the body to melatonin, a sleep hormone. So eating kiwis should help you fall asleep faster, and sleep a little bit longer. Eat one or two right after dinner. Your eyes Natural antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin are needed to support vision. Kiwi contains these special eye-loving nutrients. If youre suffering with glaucoma or cataracts, why not eat a kiwi each day as part of your diet. Respiratory Infections There was some research published in Advances in Food and Nutrition Research in 2013. Compounds in kiwi were found to modulate the immune response, making it a great fruit to eat if you have suppressed immunity or chronic sinus/lung infections. Anemia If youre iron deficient and supplementing with iron tablets, you can boost the amount of iron your body takes up with vitamin C containing fruits such as kiwi or orange juice. Kiwi is a refreshing fruit that has many medical benefits. Just be aware that you might be allergic to kiwi if youre allergic to peanuts. There is a cross-sensitivity with tree nuts and kiwi. If youve never had it before, be sure to peel the fuzzy skin off before eating it. 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 JUNE 15, 2018 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: One of my closest friends has a history of being attracted to unavailable men in relationships. She is in her 40s and has never been married. Do you have any suggestions on how I can help her as she doesnt know how to break this pattern.A: Perhaps we could begin with, what is an emotionally available person? This may help your friend see the red flags early on and choose not to ignore them. When there is a potential partner, we all want to know his/her feelings, sensitivities, what they adore, what frightens them, what moves them, who family/friends are. The emotionally available person is available and open to commitment. There is no pattern of dishonesty, keeping secrets, ambivalence or sneaking around. This persons motives are straightforward. He/she doesnt keep you hooked with what is said and show actions being out of alignment. You dont receive mixed messages or intermittent reinforcement of caring or passion an addictive pattern that drives both sexes cray (crazymaking) in a negative way. He/ she makes a plan with you and shows up completely (not doing inappropriate things behind your back). If your friend experiences anything other than this, she needs to pay attention and think twice about getting involved. She needs to be totally honest with herself and stop ignoring the red flags. My guess is, she sees them early on and for whatever reason, chooses to ignore them. One of the confusing parts of being attracted to unavailable, commitment phobic people is that the emotional or sexual chemistry can feel very strong. One accepts behavior they would never accept in a friend. Why? The chemistry can feel so incredible and rare, one mistakes it for intimacy and one makes compromises that would not typically be considered in order to give the relationship a chance. One must take a genuine and sober look to determine if someone is truly authentically available for true intimacy. Offer these thoughts to your friend and remember, it is her journey and only she can choose to begin to attract emotionally available partners. Her intention could include something like this: I am not powerless over my attraction to unavailable people. I am willing to change and do whats necessary to attract a soulful mate. 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. From page 46Blood Cultureculture to help diagnose sepsis and other potentially deadly bloodstream infections. Sepsis is a multisystem organ dysfunction caused by infection. Early detection and timely treatment are significant determinants of survival because every hour treatment is delayed decreases a patients chance of survival. Sepsis, including septic shock, carries a high mortality rate of approximately 15 to 60 percent, said Marilyn Kole, MD, Lee Health vice president of clinical transformation. However, when standard practices are followed, an average of 40 percent positive results are actually false positives due to blood culture contamination. For instance, the blood may become contaminated with bacteriacontaining fragments of a patients skin that enter the needle during the blood culture collection process. A sterile, closed-system device, the Steripath ISDD mechanically diverts, sequesters and isolates the initial 1.5 to 2.0 milliliters of blood, the portion known to contain contaminants. The device then opens an independent, second sterile blood flow path to the culture bottles. The technology has been clinically proven to virtually eliminate blood culture contamination that can lead to the misdiagnosis of bloodstream infections like sepsis. Early detection and treatment of sepsis are critical, said Aaron Wohl, MD, an attending physician in the emergency department at Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center who is actively involved in Lee Healths sepsis reduction initiative. By giving us more reliable blood cultures, the new device helps clinicians make a more accurate diagnosis of sepsis and avoid unnecessary and inappropriate antibiotic treatment, and the associated risks of developing antibiotic resistant infections and Clostridium difficile. Reducing the number of patients who might otherwise receive unnecessary antibiotic therapy can also help prevent antimicrobial resistance, which is a serious and growing public health threat. The new process is expected to impact health care costs associated with falsepositive blood cultures and the expense and potential complications of unnecessary antibiotic treatment. The cost of a single false-positive blood culture can approach $10,000 because of the cost and potential complications of subsequent antibiotic therapy. Lee Health estimates the system-wide cost savings could be between $4.3 and $10.8 million annually with the technology implemented throughout Lee Health.

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ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 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 . ........... 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He was rescued Memorial Day weekend. All the animals have to have a name when theyre vetted, and I always seem to run out of names as there have been hundreds of animals rescued over the years since March 1987 when PAWS was started on the islands. By the time I arrived at the location on San-Cap Road where this poor little 8-week old baby was living, alone in the wild, Officer Matt Casola of the Sanibel Police Department already had him in a pet carrier, ready and waiting for me. I decided I didnt have to waste any time thinking of a name, if he was a male, he would be Matt The Cat, after Matt the Cop. Unfortunately, all was not well with little Matt, and because it was Memorial Day weekend, all the veterinary clinics were closed, except 24-hour, critical care emergency facilities, so on Sunday, we were off to Specialized Veterinary Services off Daniels and Interstate 75. Matt has since also been to Dr. Diane Bean at VCA Coral Veterinary Hospital in Fort Myers twice, and were not completely finished yet. His issues may stem from a trauma to his little body while living alone outside, or it may be the result of an upper respiratory infection. He may need to be sedated to get to the bottom of the problem; hes just too tiny right now to risk the anesthesia. The good news is that other than the symptoms hes exhibiting, everything else about him seems fine and totally normal. He was one pound, 14 ounces on the day I picked him up, and hes gained a full pound in the last 10 days. We are extremely hopeful that Matt the Cat will make a complete recovery and will be available for adoption in the not too distant future. He is a total sweetheart. His x-ray technician was just crazy about him. If you have animals, you know that veterinary care is quite expensive and when you must go to critical care facilities on holiday weekends, the costs are extremely high. If you would like to make a donation to PAWS to offset some of Matt The Cats expenses, it would be greatly appreciated. PAWS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and all donations are completely tax deductible if you itemize deductions on your income tax return. Please send donations to PAWS, P.O. Box 855, Sanibel, FL 33957. If you are interested in adopting Matt the Cat after he is given a clean bill of health, call Pam at PAWS, 472-4823. Matt the Cat Haven on Earth Animal LeagueKristmas And BiscuitHi there! We are Kristmas and Biscuit. We are both 8-years old, neutered and up to date on all vaccines. We are about to lose the only home that we have known our entire lives. Our human mother has to move into an assisted living facility, and she cant take us with her. We need to stay together because all we have now is each other. We are very friendly and well-behaved boys. Our scratch posts, toys, food and litter boxes will come with us, and it will help us feel at home to have our own things. Biscuit is a dark tabby with beautiful, bright, green eyes and a cute little, white chin. I am a red tabby, with four white paws and an adorable face. Call Marcy with Haven on Earth Animal League at 410-9983 to learn more about us. 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. Biscuit Kristmas Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesMcFly And Eddie Hello, my name is McFly. I did not arrive at Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) in a DeLorean but came in the comfort of an Accountable Care Organization van. I am an 11-year-old female dashchund mix who was abandoned by my former owner. At my age, I do not know what I couldve done wrong to have been left behind. I have impeccable manners and will stay by your side all day. As one of LCDAS Super Seniors, my adoption fee is just $25. Hi, Im Eddie. I am a 5-year-old male Jack Russel terrier who is very appropriately named as I am exactly like the Eddie in the comedy series Frazier. I will follow you around just to be in the know. I recently went to the Hooters and Hounds event and was a big hit (especially with all the girls). My $75 adoption fee includes spay, up-to-date vaccinations, rabies, county license and 10-day health guarantee. Thats a $500 package. 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. McFly ID# A741019 Eddie ID# A741784

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Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate 55 ISLAND SUN JUNE 15, 2018 My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 18, 2018Aries (March 21 to April 19) Your creative side is enhanced by indulging yourself in as much artistic inspiration (music, art, dance, etc.) as you can fit into your schedule. Bring someone special along. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) Take a little restorative time out of your busy life. Go somewhere quiet this weekend. Or just close the door, turn on the answering machine and pretend youre away. Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Your advice might be much in demand by family and friends this week. But reserve time for yourself to investigate a project that could have some unexpected potential. Cancer (June 21 to July 22) Workrelated issues demand your attention in the early part of the week. Family matters dominate Thursday and Friday. But the weekend is yours to spend as you please. Leo (July 23 to August 22) Try to keep your temper in check as you deal with someone who seems to enjoy showing disrespect. Losing your Leonine cool might be just what the goader hopes to see. Virgo (August 23 to September 22) A heated confrontation needs some cool-off time before it boils over. Better to step away than to try to win an argument where emotions overrule the facts. Libra (September 23 to October 22) Someone very special in your life finally sends that reassuring message youve been hoping for. You can now devote more time to the tasks you had put aside. Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) Job pressures begin to ease by weeks end, leaving you time to relax and restore your energy levels before you face next weeks emerging challenges. Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) Your spiritual strength helps calm a friend who might be facing an unsettling change in their life. An offer to help comes from a surprising source. Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) By midweek you could learn some surprising facts about an associate that might cause you to reconsider a long-held view about someone in your past. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) One of those rare-for-you darker moods sets in in the early part of the week. But by Thursday, the clouds lift and youre back doing nice things for people in need. Pisces (February 19 to March 20) Use that sharp Piscean perceptiveness to reel in more information about a promising offer so that you have the facts to back up whatever decision you make. Born This Week: Although you prefer the status quo, you easily can adapt to change when its called for. It was the multitalented Brit G.K. Chesterton -he was a poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and art critic -who made the following sage observation: The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums. Those who study such things say that the word daisy started out as days eye and was shortened over the years. Similarly, God be with you became goodbye and whole be thou became hello. Becoming a sports star is the dream of many young people, so you might think that someone who is signed to a professional baseball contract has it made. Youd be wrong, though: Only 1 out of every 10 athletes who sign such a contract ever becomes a major-league ballplayer. The shortest song in the world is You Suffer, recorded in 1986 by the British band Napalm Death. It lasts precisely 1.316 seconds. In France in the 1700s, capital punishment was not uncommon, and criminals thus condemned were decapitated by the countrys Chief Executioner. This position was hereditary, which posed a problem when, in 1726, the holder of that title, Charles-Jean-Baptiste Sanson, suffered an early death, leaving his 7-year-old son, Charles, to take up the grisly duties. It was obvious to all that a child could never wield the heavy ax required for the decapitations, so it was deemed acceptable for a helper to actually perform the executions. Only the official office-holder could put the official seal on the act, however, so the poor boy had to witness every one. It wasnt until the ripe old age of 12 that he began to take over the full duties of the office. Its best to give while your hand is still warm. -Philip Roth THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE SCRAMBLERS Hortoons Subdivision City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Barefoot BeachBonita Springs 2017 6,314 $5,995,000 $5,800,000 404 Metes and Bounds Sanibel 1972 1,634 $3,248,000 $2,950,000 22 Glenview Fort Myers Beach 1969 3,048 $2,199,000 $2,000,000 24 Creekside Bonita Springs 1998 4,000 $1,750,000 $1,700,000 39 Riverwalk Bonita Springs 1995 4,443 $1,589,000 $1,525,000 180 Sanibel Estates Sanibel 1973 1,920 $1,220,000 $1,160,000 180 Cape Harbour Cape Coral 2000 2,435 $879,900 $830,000 114 Palm Isles Fort Myers Beach 1997 4,000 $849,000 $750,000 462 East Rocks Sanibel 1983 1,865 $829,000 $805,000 42 Bonita LakesBonita Springs 2016 3,906 $799,000 $756,000 102

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