SEPTEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET : 7:13 7:35 7:14 7:34 7:14 7:33 7:15 7:31 7:15 7:30 7:15 7:29 7:16 7:28 VOL. 26, NO. 11 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands Weather and Tides pa ge 30Celebrity Servers Announced For Benefit Dinnerby Jeff LysiakThe unofficial first island event of the fall season, the BaileyMatthews National Shell Museums 9th annual fundraising dinner, returns on Monday, October 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts, located at 1551 Periwinkle Way. The Celebrity Island Dinner, an evening of dining, dancing, comedy and camaraderie, offers guests a threecourse gourmet meal along with karaoke singing and trivia. Paul Gulbrandsen will return as emcee. This years staff of celebrity servers will include Joey Almeida (Joeys Custard), Mary Bondurant (Bondurant Realty Group and Kingfisher Real Estate), Robin Cook (The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company), Liz Podolsky (Pfeifer Realty Group) and Robin Roberts (RE/MAX of the Islands). Last year was my first year of the event, and it was an absolute blast, said Almeida, who recalled growing up utilizing programs offered at the museum. Getting to work with the shell museums staff is always great and they just know how to make things fun. I couldnt wait to be a part of the event again this year. Podolsky, a volunteer teacher with the museums Adopt-A-Class program, also serves as a shell ambassador. However, she has never attended the Celebrity Island Dinner. Becoming a celebrity server is an exciting opportunity for me to extend my support for the shell museum and have some fun doing so, she said, noting that her costume for the night is still in the planning stages. I enjoy supporting the shell museum because shelling is a hobby that I enjoy and love to share with others. There is also a vibrant energy to the museum and their mission that makes it truly rewarding. Returning for her third tour of duty as a celebrity server, Roberts reported she loves sharing the information she has learned at the museum and through the Shell Ambassador program. Im honored to have the opportunity to raise funds to support the programs that help educate others about shells, added Roberts. Shelling is my meditation. Another Celebrity Island Dinner veteran, Bondurant will again don her mermaid costume that she calls Shell-tastic! Shelling is one of the reasons I have made Sanibel my home for over 20 years, said Bondurant. I believe incontinued on page 10 During last years Celebrity Island Dinner, Robin Roberts solicited tips by grinding pepper on salads for guests photo by Jeff Lysiak by Jeff LysiakAfter earning the title of the most beautiful hospital in the United States, the staff, volunteers and local supporters of the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida are planning to hold a celebration that will include refreshments, entertainment, games, crafts and other activities. All are welcome to attend the celebration on Friday, September 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, located at 9981 South HealthPark Drive in Fort Myers. Along with hors doeuvres and refreshments, the celebration will featurecontinued on page 38 Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida image provided Free Admission To Wildlife Drive Next SaturdayJN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 22 with free admission to Wildlife Drive, discounts at Tarpon Bay Explorers and special activities. Wildlife Drive opens at 7 a.m. for free touring and closes at 7 p.m. Narrated tram tours will run at normal cost and schedule 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The always admission-free Ding Darling Visitor and Education Center opens at 9 a.m. In the Refuge Nature Store, thecontinued on page 32 Take advantage of discounts on kayaking tours and rentals on National Public Lands Day photo provided Celebration At Childrens Hosptial
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3 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018Team Ministers In Dominican RepublicThis summer, 23 high school teens, youth leaders, family members and friends were sent out from Sanibel Community Churchs H2O Youth Ministry to minister and serve in Santiago, Dominican Republic for 10 days. They joined with Mission TwentyFive 35, a local ministry there. Mission Twenty-Five 35 gets its name from Matthew 25:35, For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. Their goal is to be the hands and feet of Jesus to all they come into contact with. This mission is affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination, a denomination whose goal is to spread the gospel of Christ to the whole world. While there, the team ministered in a local prison, a boys detention center, an old folks home, a cancer hospital, a home for the mentally handicapped, assisted a medical team, held two vacation Bible schools for local children, helped with a baseball ministry, and worked in the local ministrys farm (a ministry to provide work and food to the local people). (We) felt called to serve in the Dominican Republic since their country was hit by two major hurricanes last season, Pastor Kevin Schafer said. After our major hurricane hit last year, we wanted to continue to help others who had experienced what we had experienced. Their country was hit much harder than our area was and we wanted to serve the people there and share the love of Jesus with them. For many who participated in the trip, this was their first time on an international mission trip outside of the United States. The team was joined by other groups from Pennsylvania, Ohio and Canada. Almost everyone from the trip took the opportunity to memorize Isaiah 58:5-11, another passage that encourages working with the homeless and needy among us. They were able to receive scholarships to assist them in paying for the trip. Many of those who went were encouraged to go on another mission trip, but they also were challenged and excited to come home and serve those in need who live around us. One leader mentioned how she thought this would be her last trip. However, while on the trip, she could hear the Lord encourage her that this is only the beginning, and by the end of the trip her prayer was, Where next? H2O Student Ministries is a youth ministry program for sixth grade through 12th grade young men and women. The group meets on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. for middle school students, 6 to 8 p.m. for high school students and on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. in the Youth Center at Sanibel Community Church. All students on the island and surrounding communities are welcome to attend. Sanibel Community Church is an evangelical, non-denominational congregation, located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. For more information about H2O, contact Pastor Kevin Schafer at Kevin@ sanibelchurch.com or call 472-2684. High school/college age group from Sanibel Community Church H2O Summer Mission Team photos provided Teens with some of the vacation Bible school children rfntrbfrfrntbr t btrffftbt fttrrrt tbrtr t t bt rrfrnt t rbt r tb n fn keep your flip flops handy!
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 20184 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 a.m. Chapel Service and 10 a.m. Worshop Service. Sunday School and nursery care at 10 a.m. 2050 Periwinkle Way, www.sanibelucc.org, 472-0497. 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, email@example.com, 433-4901. 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 Day Programs For YoungstersSanibel Sea School will once again offer seasonal classes for 4to 6-year-olds beginning in midSeptember. The program is called Sea Squirts. Like the nonprofits classes for 6to 13-year-olds, Sea Squirts programs will cover a different topic each week, and activities will include mud walks, fishing with a seine net, exploring the beach, games and crafts. Led by enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors, each class will be two hours long. The idea is to help our youngest students feel comfortable in the water, so they will be ready for things like snorkeling and surfing by the time they turn six and can sign up for our other programs, said Nicole Finnicum, Sanibel Sea Schools director of education. To learn more about the program or to register, visit www.sanibelseaschool. org or call 472-8585. Young students can explore the ocean in Sanibel Sea Schools Sea Squirts program photo provided Each Signature design is created using special high quality, ideally matched, precision machine-cut, diamonds. Made in the USA from a solid piece of die-struck18k white gold. Periwinkle Place Shops Sanibel Island 239-472-4177 CongressJewelers.com SEALIFE FASHION DIAMONDS ESTATE
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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 20186 rfntbb b b b b b b b Find us on bb tOpen Monday-Saturdaywww.threecraftyladies.com 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 BONNEE LUANN CASSEDY Bonnee Luann Cassedy of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the age of 63. Bonnee was born in Muscatine, Iowa on August 29, 1955. Her parents were Edward K. Cassedy II of Baltimore, Maryland and Donna Cameron Hodge of Muscatine, Iowa. Bonnee graduated from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and finance followed by a masters of business administration. Bonnees education and experience led her to an extensive career working with nonprofits, providing management and consultation in the field of welfare reform, public policy development, and program management and funding. Bonnees employer for the last 10 years was The Salvation Army at its Florida Divisional Headquarters in Lutz, Florida, as an invaluable member of the social services department as a grants and contracts manager. Those left to honor her memory include her siblings: Mary Yvonne Aubrey (Glen) of Urbana, Iowa; Jason Chamberlin (Andra) of Canton, Illinois; Cameron Chamberlin of Oskaloosa, Iowa; nieces and nephews Aesia, Whitney, Jon Cameron, Jace, Alex and Madison. Bonnee was preceded in death by her son, Specialist Zachary ThomasJohnson and her parents. A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside. Winnie-the-Pooh Bonnee leaves a host of friends to honor and celebrate her life. Her other sibling, Lisa Forsyth, will attend to Bonnees last wishes that she be cremated and her ashes laid to rest in Key West, Florida. The family is grateful for the condolences, shared memories and kind words. Donations can be made in honor of Bonnee Cassedy to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at: SCCF, P.O. Box 839, Sanibel, FL 33957. Please note: For Sea Turtle Program or at www.sccf.org. RAY STIDHAMLora Raymond Stidham, son of Lora and Martha Stidham, went home to be with the Lord on September 6, 2018, joining his wife of 71 years and his two children, Michael Raymond and Kristi Lynne. Ray, as most called him, was born on May 7, 1922 in Middletown, Ohio, living there through high school where he met his future wife. He worked at ARMCO Steel until joining the Army Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. While Ray was stationed in Texas for basic training, Luise joined him and they were married on September 12, 1942 in Bonham, Texas. Ray, as first lieutenant, served in two theaters, North Africa and Europe during World War II. Ray was always thinking of his family. Career decisions were made, sometimes with a sacrifice on his part but with family in mind. He was a good father to his two daughters, supporting their endeavors, and he was there for them in times of failure. He loved his grandson greatly and enjoyed many wonderful excursions with him, as Ray worked all over Florida and North Carolina. In their later years, Ray and Luise attended Southwest Baptist Church in Fort Myers. They especially enjoyed the teaching and special music, as Ray played piano when he was young. Ray is survived by his daughter Gretchen, his grandson Byron, and many special cousins. Anyone who spent a lot of time with Ray became a part of his extended family, including his caregivers of the last one and a half years and his many friends at Baileys General Store on Sanibel. The funeral service was held on September 12 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, where Ray was layed to rest. JOHN FOSTER FREEMANJohn F. Freeman, Jr., age 86, passed away on August 13, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida. John was the son of John F., Sr. and Kathryn Freeman and grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He and his wife Elizabeth (Betty) Freeman spent their 61 years of marriage in Ft. Lauderdale, Sanibel Island (14 years) and Fort Myers, Florida. For many years, summers were enjoyed in the town of Waynesville, North Carolina in the mountains. John was a proud graduate of the University of Florida and practiced as a CPA in Ft. Lauderdale and Sanibel. He was the past president of Broward County Chapter of the FICPA, a member of the Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva, a past elder at Parkway Christian Church in Ft. Lauderdale and an active member at Sanibel Community Church, where he served in many positions. He was also a member of Longs Chapel United Methodist Church in Waynesville, North Carolina. John was proud to have been involved in the leadership of planning and building programs for three different churches. Military service consisted of two years active duty and three years in the U.S. Army Reserves. In retirement, he enjoyed golf, bocce, traveling and fishing the local waters of Southwest Florida. John is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Elizabeth Freeman of Fort Myers; two daughters, Lori and Jay Richter of Sanibel, Florida; and Lynda and Bill Vargas of Atlanta, Georgia; six grandchildren, Andrew, Jeffrey, Jaime, Jillian, Cara and Matthew; three great grandchildren, Leila, Gabriel and Ayva; as well as many extended family members and friends. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Sanibel Community Church. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of John may be given to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 010610515, or online at https://www.macular. org/how-donalte#memorial in loving memory of John F. Freeman. 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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, E-mail: email@example.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 Straw Ban, Rec Fee Increases Approvedby Jeff LysiakThree months after the idea had been brought before the city council, a ban on the distribution of single-use plastic straws on Sanibel was officially approved by a unanimous vote on Tuesday. A plastic straw shall not be sold or distributed within the City of Sanibel in or by any commercial establishment or at any city facility or city property or by any special event permittee, the ordinance reads, in part. Exceptions to the ban would include prepackaged beverages prepared outside of the city, medical and dental facilities, use of straws by disabled people who rely on their use to consume beverages or dietary supplements, multiple use straws or on land owned and managed by the Lee County School Board, Lee County, the State of Florida or the federal government. The ordinance, which had been proposed by Councilman Jason Maughan, finds in the best interest, safety and welfare of the citizens and visitors that (Sanibel) should prohibit the sale and distribution of plastic straws. Enforcement of the ban will become effective after 120 days following passage of the ordinance. The first offense would carry a written warning; second offense a $50 fine, third offense a $200 fine; fourth and subsequent offenses a $500 fine. The idea of banning plastic straws on Sanibel was brought before the council in June by representatives of Coastal Keepers, whose Strawless On Sanibel (SOS) initiative began last year. Since it started, more than a dozen island businesses had joined the initiative and eliminated using single-use plastic straws. Prior to approving the ordinance, Councilwoman Holly Smith made note of a letter from a citizen concerned that the ban complies with regulations stipulated within the Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Act. City Attorney John Agnew confirmed that is does. During public comment on the ordinance, resident Steve Maxwell asked a question regarding bringing plastic straws onto Sanibel from an off-island location. Are you a business distributing straws? Maughan asked Maxwell, to which he replied he wasnt. Then you are exempt. Responding to an inquiry about plastic grocery bags, Richard Johnson of Baileys General Store stated that his family business has eliminated single-use plastic straws in their catering business, deli, coffee bar and on the shelves of their stores. He also noted that the business distributes canvas grocery bags free to their customers, but requesting a donation to be made to Coastal Keepers. Following some additional discussion, the ordinance was adopted, 5 to 0. In other business, councilors approved a two percent across-theboard increase in membership fees for the Sanibel Recreation Center, along with the addition of a monthly installment billing option for resident (individual and family) six-month and annual memberships. Also, several program fees were approved for an increase, including the group land fitness class held at the Center 4 Life, with the cost for non-members rising from $7 to $10 per class. According to Andrea Miller, recreation department director, the increases that apply to the rec centers winter camp program were required to bring the costs in line with the facilitys summer camp fees. Also, an ordinance related to special events held on Sanibel was approved, but not before it was altered to remove a controversial condition regarding off-island advertising. Mayor Kevin Ruane explained to his fellow councilors that the third condition of the proposed ordinance, which would prohibition event organizers from advertising their events off-island between January 1 and March 31, had drawn much criticism. Ive gotten a lot of emails that seem to be 10-to-1 against that (condition), he said. No way am I going to go for this, especially with the (economic) condition were currently in. After Vice Mayor Mick Denham inquired if it would be appropriate to pull the ordinance and do some additional investigation on the legislation, Maughan suggested approving the ordinance with the condition of banning off-island advertising removed. The amended ordinance, which was unanimously approved, increases the deadline for special event applications from 30 days prior to the event to 60 days prior to the event. It also increases the cleanup deposit required for event organizers from $50 to $100 per event. Councilors also approved budget appropriating $1,759,000 in funding related to contractual costs for cleanup of the red tide fish kill on beaches, bays and in canals. Of that total, $435,000 will be spent for bay and canal cleanup from the citys General Fund Intergovernmental Grant revenue and $1,324,000 in beach parking funds with money from Tourist Development Council (TDC) grants will be used for beach cleanup. City Of Sanibel Approves $66 Million Budgetby Jeff LysiakNoting that property values on Sanibel have reached an all-time high of more than $5.2 billion, members of the city council adopted on Monday evening approved appropriations and revenue estimates for fiscal year 2019 at $66,066,165, along with a tentative ad valorem operating millage rate of 1.9139. The citys millage rate has remained the same for three consecutive years. The Lee County Property Appraiser preliminarily assessed Sanibels property values at $5,200,016,953, which is 2.96 percent higher than last years estimated value of $5,050,576,425. As property values have increased, the city council has continued to focus on setting an appropriate millage rate to deliver maximum efficiency in service to the citizens of Sanibel, while reducing pressure on the tax burden to property owners, the tentative budget report, presented by Finance Director Steve Chaipel, reads in part. Total tax rates levied by the city have decreased from 2.8983 mills in fiscal year 2007 to aContinued on page 36 Longtime Sanibel Recreation Department employee Jai Earle, center, was recognized for her 22 years of service to the island community during Tuesdays city council meeting. Also pictured are, from left, Jason Maughan, Kevin Ruane, Mick Denham and Chauncey Goss. photo by Jeff Lysiak
9 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018Alcohol InkingAnita Gober will teach a class on Alcohol Inking on Wednesday, September 26 beginning at 9:30 a.m. She will demonstrate a number of techniques such as sticker, stamping, swiping, blowing by straw/aircan or dabbing. Minimum of three and maximum of 10 participants required for the class. Cost is $35 per person for members and $40 for guests. Pre-payment required by preceding Monday at noon. Kids Cooking First MondaysKids Cooking classes begin Monday, October 1 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Classes are held on the first Monday of the month, October through May. Young chefs will learn fundamental nutritional cooking skills, basic kitchen awareness and food preparation. Students will explore different cultures using nutritious whole foods. The first class theme is: Cooking Breakfast. Menu items include apple flapjacks, homemade granola, potato pancakes, omelets and pumpkin muffins. Cost is $50 per session or $375 for all eight classes when paid in advance; $175 for four classes when paid in advance. Register online. Some scholarships are available, thanks to the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, as well as private individuals. If you are interested in donating towards these scholarships, call Teresa at 472-2155.Baking With French Chef Andre GratesolFrench chef Andre Gratesol will teach a hands-on baking class on Friday, October 5. Using puff pastry dough, learn the chefs methods for making ham and cheese appetizers, tarts with fruit on pastry crme covered with an apricot glaze, and palmiers. Cost is $50 per class. Sign up online. The next class is scheduled for Friday, October 26.SCA Kitchen GuildSanibel Community Association (SCA) Kitchen Guild members are invited to a session on Canning in the Kitchen with Chef Jarred Harris on Wednesday, October 10 beginning at 10 a.m. Register online by clicking on the activity date on the calendar. Yoga And Shell CraftYoga classes continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. with Dr. Susan Pataky. Shell Craft lessons are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays. All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Shell Crafters are on site until 1 p.m. on Mondays for those who would like to view or purchase their work. The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, visit www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. French chef Andre Gratesol will teach a baking class on October 5 photo providedThe Community House New Bible StudySanibel Community Church Womens Ministry invites women of all ages to a new Bible study, titled Chase by Jennie Allen, meeting on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon beginning September 18. Childcare will be available. Were all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy comfort, success, a bigger house or someones approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind. excerpt from Jennie Allens webpage To sign up, call 472-2684 or stop by the church office. For more information, contact Beth Burns at burnsfamsanibel@ comcast.net. image provided
Plant SmartGolden Dewdropsby Gerri ReavesExperts disagree on whether golden dewdrops ( Duranta erecta ) is a Florida native, but theres no doubt about its ornamental value and wildlife friendliness. This perennial of the verbena family takes the form of a shrub or small tree. Unpruned plants develop into trees up to 18 feet tall. Branches are arching or cascading and sometimes spiny. Opposite oval leaves are evergreen with serrated edges and measure one to four inches long. The golden yellow berries inspire the common name, but loose clusters of star-shaped blue or lavender flowers inspire yet another, sky-flower. It is also called pigeon berry. In South Florida, plants can bloom year-round, so the berries and tubular flowers are often on the plant simultaneously, creating a beautiful color contrast. Each fruit is about a half-inch across and covered by a calyx closing into a curved beak. Although birds like the fruit, they are poisonous to people. Use this shrub as a background or screen plant or as a nectar source in a butterfly garden. It can also be espaliered on a fence or wall. Once established, it requires little maintenance. It has a moderate growth rate and tolerates drought but not salt. It adapts to various soil conditions and will grow in partial shade but flowers better in full sun. Propagate it with seeds or cuttings. There is also a white variety of this pretty flower. The foliage can cause skin irritation, so handle carefully when pruning. Sources: Five Hundred Plants of South Florida by Julia F. Morton; Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; Florida Plants for Wildlife by Craig N. Huegel; Gardening for Floridas Butterflies by Pamela F. Traas; The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson; Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes by SWFWMD; www.edis.ifas.ufl.edu; and www.floridata.com. Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. From page 1Celebrity Dinnereducation, and there is so much to learn beyond just collecting shells. The museums education program is so important to our community and everyone who comes here. I enjoy supporting the childrens educations programs. Shells are Sanibel and the museum is such an important part of our community, said Cook, who plans on dressing up as The Caped Crusader Defender of Wealth. This will be my third time as a server and I enjoy dressing in costume, interacting with the guests and contributing to the success of the event. Roberts explained that while she normally keeps the identity of the costume she will wear until the night of the event, this year she plans to honor museum marine biologist Rebecca Mensch who discovered three live junonias during a scientific research expedition in March by wearing a junonia-themed costume with possibly an additional surprise, she promised. Almeida also noted that hes looking forward to this years trivia competition. Its fun to see who knows their Sanibel history and watch the fun competitive spirit of the servers and guests alike, he said. As always, Traders provides their very best new dishes they will be featuring during season, and as a self-proclaimed foodie, thats always a plus. On the menu will be a salad course comprised of Mixed Baby Greens, Raspberry Vinagrette, Gorgonzola and Toasted Pecans, choice of entrees (Grilled Blackened Mahi with a Coconut-Curry Sauce, Mango Salsa served with Black Beans and Rice; Braised Beef Shortrib topped with a Cabernet Demi served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Parmesan-encrusted Breast of Chicken served with Angel Hair Pasta with LemonCaper Beurre Blanc; or a vegetarian selection) and dessert featuring Mikes Keylime Pie with Raspberry Sauce. Tickets are $75 per person and include a gourmet meal, beer and wine served with dinner, and entertainment by local celebrities. To purchase tickets, call Melanie Moraga at 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum.com. Those who cannot attend the dinner can still support their favorite local celebs by going online and tipping them. Tips start at $10, with all proceeds going to the shell museum. Visit https://emuseum. shellmuseum.org/Benefit.aspx to make your donations. Birds eat the golden fruit, but it is poisonous to people Golden dewdrops racemes of lavenderblue flowers bloom year-round in South Florida photos by Gerri ReavesISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201810 EXPERIENCE: HUNDREDS OF SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPES300 Center Road, Fort Myers FL 33907 PHONE 239.939.9663 FAX 239.939.8504www.NoLawn.com www.AllNative.bizOPEN DAILY: 9 to 5 Mon Sat 10 to 3 SunOUR NURSERY FEATURES OVER 200 SPECIES OF NATIVE PLANTS ON SEVERAL ACRES Buttery Gardens Wildlife/Bird Sanctuaries We also offer landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance.
11 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL P ALM R IDGE P LACE P ALM R IDGE P LACEStop by and see why the locals love us! 239.395.2525 39 yearsCurtains Window Treatments Furniture & Accessories Plantation Shutters Custom Upholpstery Countertops Backsplashes Kitchen Remodeling Bathroom Remodeling Flooring Painting www.MacIntoshBooks.com 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.1447HOURSMon-Fri 9:30am-7pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm Sanibels FavoriteDelicatessen Pizza Homemade Dough And SauceRegular or Thin CrustSmall 12 Regular Crust Cheese 11.95 Toppings 75 each Large 16 Regular Crust Cheese 13.95 Toppings 1.00 each TOPPINGS: Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham, Meatballs, Bacon, Capicola, Mushrooms, Onions, Black Olives, Green Olives, Green Peppers, Banana Peppers, Jalapeos, Pineapple, Anchovies, Tomatoes, Spinach, Extra CheeseSPECIALTY PIZZAS Large Only 16The Untanned Tourist 17.95White Pizza, Olive Oil, Garlic, Spinach, Mozzarella, Italian SeasoningDiana Ross Supreme 17.95Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Onions, Black Olives, SausageChest Grabber (Meat Lovers) 17.95Pepperoni, Sausage, Meatballs, Ham, Bacon Tree Hugger (Veggie Lovers) 17.95Mushrooms, Onion, Black Olives, Green Peppers, TomatoesThe Noreaster 18.95Blue Cheese, Celery, Bu alo Chicken Meat, Mozzarella CheeseMargherita 18.95Olive Oil, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Basil, Oregano, TomatoesSanibel Lighthouse 18.95Lo-Cal Veggie With Spinach, Tomatoes, Broccoli And Low Fat CheeseSam & Ellas BBQ Chicken 17.95Chicken, BBQ Sauce, Mozzarella CheeseChicken Wings Hot, Medium, Mild, BBQ 10 pc 7.50 / 20 pc 14.95 / 30 pc 20.00 Chicken Finger Basket with fries 8.25Chicken Fingers Bu alo Style 8.25Side of French Fries 2.25 Served Hot & Delicious!!! Prepared Meals TO GO Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt & Hard Serve Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Sundaes, Flurries Featuring Organic Co ees Delicious Breakfast Foods, Fresh Baked Pastries & Mu ns, Salads, Sandwiches, Subs, Homemade Soups FREE DELIVERY 4 CLOSE Deli Meats Sliced To Go Beer & Wine Best Co ee on the Island!1.89 2.22 2.59 8 Cup Box of Joe 12.00 ClassicsEspresso Single 1.60 Double 2.10Cappuccino Single 2.60 Double 3.20La e Small 3.20 Large 3.70 Add any avor .50Caf Mocha Small 3.20 Large 3.70Caramel Macchiato Espresso, Caramel, Steamed Milk, Whipped Cream Small 3.15 Large 3.85Depth Charge Small 2.65 Large 3.00 Shot of Espresso in Brewed Co eeAmericano Small 1.95 Large 2.50 Espresso mellowed with Hot WaterIced Co ee Large 3.20Blended Co ee Large 3.50Chai La e Small 3.20 Large 3.75Tea 2.00 CAFFEINE FREE: Ask for any of the above to make with Decaf if you would prefer!Fountain Soda Pop 20 oz. 1.50 32 oz. 2.00BAGELS 1.25With Cream Cheese add .75 With Peanut Bu er add .75DESSERTS Check our case for todays homemade selections!!Cookies Baked Daily 1.50 239-472-2555 Side of French Fries 2.25 Winner BEST PIZZA Taste of the IslandsGo west on Periwinkle Way. Veer right onto Palm Ridge Road passing The Village Shoppes on right. We are located in the plaza across from CVS.If you cant nd us call us! Where, Oh Where, Is Sanibel Deli & Co ee? Winner Best Pizza Taste of the Islands BEST PIZZA BEST PIZZA BEST PIZZA Scratch & Sniff Winner BEST PIZZA Taste of the Islands GF GF GF GF GF GF GF GF GF GF GF Serving Pizza & Wings Frozen Yogurt & So MUCH MORE Favorite Dn I r Tk O WINNER Best Pizza Taste of the Islands BOARS HEAD Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner & LaterPizza & Wings Ice Cream Gluten Free Options & So MUCH MORE!239-472-2555www.sanibeldeli.com BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNERHappy Hour 4pm-6pm Draft Beer & House WineGreat Casual Dining239-472-9283 www.TidewaterBistro.comMon-Sat 8am-9pm Sun 8am-3pmWe will accept any Kiwanis coupon. See server for full details. Sanibels First Beauty/Barber est. 1951 www.SanibelBeautySalon.com (239) 472-1111 SanBeautys@aol.com We will be on vacation from September 8-24
Thanks Gordonby Capt. Matt MitchellTropical Storm Gordon proved to be just what we needed to break up and push more of the red tide out of our area. In the days immediately following the strong winds and heavy rain, the sound was in amazingly good shape, and it was easy to see the vast improvement. Labor Day weekend is usually the last busy weekend before the doldrums of September, but with the red tide and a tropical storm, it turned out to be the slowest holiday weekend anyone can remember. Post-Gordon fishing continues to keep getting better along with quality bait getting easier to catch. Keeping this pretty bait alive has generally been no problem, though it only takes running through a patch of bad water and all your baitfish can die. Most days I had no issues with this but when returning to Punta Rassa to pick up clients one morning this week, everything went belly up while between Tarpon Bay and the Causeway Islands. Later that day, after a few hours of incoming tide, this same area was fine and no bait died. While fishing a tournament this past weekend, we ran the whole length of Pine Island Sound and back down Matlacha Pass and did not see a single floating dead fish or have any baitfish die. This week brought some crazy big high tides, which proved to be the perfect setup for catching both snook on oyster bars along with redfish under the mangroves. Oyster bars around Buck Key held lots of smaller snook and, once you found them, this bite was on fire. Redfish on the other hand were tough for me this week, though I had reports from Matlacha Pass and the Bokeelia end of Pine Island where this bite went off. Mangrove snapper were the fish of choice for my clients looking for fillets. Waters around our area were a little busier this week, which is a good thing. Im seeing people gradually getting back out on the water, and they are being pleasantly surprised at the conditions they are finding. The middle northern sound and Matlacha Pass remain the cleanest water and the better areas to fish. Area beaches are the cleanest they have been in a long time after the massive clean-up operation. Dont give up hope! Get out on our waters and enjoy. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 395-1213. Mary Laser of Sanibel with a snook caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week photo provided ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201812 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than FishFishing gear can kill birds, reptiles and mammals
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Shell Of The WeekFragile Surf Clam (Redux)by Jos H. Leal, PhD, BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum Science Director and CuratorThis column corrects and should replace the one from last week, in which I sent the incorrect image for the Fragile Surf Clam. The species illustrated in that occasion was the Buttercup Lucine, which will be covered next week. The Fragile Surf Clam, Mactrotoma fragilis (Gmelin, 1791) is a local clam of the surf clam family Mactridae that may reach about 45 mm (about 1.8 inches) in length. Fragile Surf Clams, as the name indicates, have a thin, but relatively resilient shell, with characteristic ridges on the posterior end. The periostracum or outer, dark shell layer, is more predominant on the posterior end, and the shell never completely closes in that area. Learn more about the species at www. shellmuseum.org/southwest-floridashells and www.shellmuseum.org/blog. Shell Museum Events See truly giant shells. Watch a live Tank Talk. Take a daily beach walk. Check out our family programs. We are the only natural history museum in North America devoted entirely to shells. Drop by and let us inform and inspire you. Visit www.shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum.org. Free Time For CreativityYari Mendez painted a picture about putting out the fire during his free time at Summit Christian Preschool, located at Sanibel Community Church. Painting is just one of the many activities the preschoolers enjoy during their free play time at the preschool. There is still space available for 3to 5-yearolds. Children who turned 4 by September 1 are eligible for free VPK preschool, which operates Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. For a tour of the school or more information, call 472-2684. The Fragile Surf Clam, Mactrotoma fragilis, from Sanibel photo by Jos H. Leal ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201814 Yari Mendez photo provided
15 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 Rental Discounts On National Public Lands DayOn Saturday September 22, Tarpon Bay Explorers will be treating visitors to a 25 percent discount on kayak, paddleboard and bike rentals in honor of National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day was first launched in 1994 and aims to advocate for public land support, restoration and stewardship through volunteer services. Public lands consist of any federal, state or locally owned land that is for public use. Seeing that Tarpon Bay Explorers operates out of federal land, the company decided to celebrate the day with a discount to encourage visitors and locals alike to explore the land and water the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge has to offer. National Public Lands Day is really gaining steam and recognition on a local, state and federal level, said Tarpon Bay Explorers Program and Education Manager Adam Sauerland. The day receives recognition at all levels and we are more than happy to collaborate with the refuge to encourage visitors to explore the public lands Sanibel has to offer in hopes of them gaining appreciation and respect for a beautiful area. Many people visit Sanibel for its beaches, but not all know that a third of the island consists of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. In addition to the beaches, the refuge is a huge attraction for Sanibel which the Explorer family wants all visitors and locals alike to experience. Tarpon Bay Explorers is the concession to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, providing low-impact recreational activity and educational opportunities. Fifteen percent of what Tarpon Bay Explorers receives goes back into the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, benefiting refuges around the country. To experience the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge with Tarpon Bay Explorers, visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com or call 472-8900. National Public Lands Day discount cannot be combined with Tarpon Bay Explorers annual local September discount. Tarpon Bay Explorers is located at 900 Tarpon Bay Road. Kayakers taking a peaceful paddle through Commodore Creek photo provided 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 Few Days Remain To Vote For Ding RestroomThe last day to vote for the Learning Lavatories at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center in the 2018 Americas Best Restroom Contest is September 18. The refuges restrooms are among 10 finalists the public can vote on at www. bestrestroom.com/us. You can vote all day every day through September 18. There is no limit to the number of times a person can vote each day, according to the websites contest rules. I guarantee, theres no other restrooms like these in the world so devoted to wildlife conservation and environmental awareness, said Toni Westland, Ding Darling supervisory refuge ranger and a driving force behind the artistic, educational restrooms project. Funded by a $125,000 grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) and contributions from private donors, project #LearningLav debuted in October 2017. It features educational imagery inside the lavatories and on the walkway leading to them. The outdoor wall and ceiling mural immerses visitors in a virtual underwater experience, where they come eye-to-eye with 3D manatees continued on page 16 #LearningLav features life-size mother and baby manatee sculptures fashioned from recycled bicycle tires by Andrew Corke photo provided
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 email@example.com. 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, September 14, 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, September 14, 11 a.m., adults: $12, ages 4 to 12: $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Owls of Southwest Florida (daily presentation). Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida, specifically the five species of nocturnal hunters known as owls. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present.Monday, September 17, 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, September 18, 11 a.m., adults: $12, ages 4 to 12: $7, age 3 and under no charge Wildlife Rescue 101 (daily presentation). Have you ever come across wildlife in distress but did not know the appropriate steps to help? Florida is home to more than 700 terrestrial animals and other invertebrates, and they all depend on our sustainable recreational practices to survive. From posturing to vocalizations, animals communicate in a variety of ways and, at times, indicate their need for human assistance. Whether it is deterring visitors from feeding birds on the beach or detaching a pelican from fishing line in the mangroves, this program will cover wildlife rescue assessment as well as handling techniques.Wednesday, September 19, 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, September 19, 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 and how the medical staff treats this species. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present.Thursday, September 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.Thursday, September 20, 11 a.m., adults: $12, ages 4 to 12: $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey (daily presentation). Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. From page 15Ding Restroomand look up to see an alligator, duck and pelican sculptures swimming overhead. Inside, the lavatories were renovated to green standards and continue the interpretive underwater motif, featuring a photo-tile mangroves mural and more wildlife sculptures. Close-up photographs of refuge birds wrap stall doors and include identification information. Educational teaser messages were designed to entice visitors into the admission-free Visitor & Education Center to learn more. We like to say that the restrooms have turned a nature call into a nature enthrall, said Paul Tritaik, refuge manager. ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201816 Exclusive Offers, Live Music At Periwinkle PlacePeriwinkle Place Shops, along with the Blue Giraffe Restaurant, will host the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) dinner on Wednesday, September 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to stop by for an evening of shopping, complimentary refreshments and live music featuring the Malibu Duo, playing the sounds of Jimmy Buffet and Bob Marley, and the Jamie and Shelley Duo, strumming and singing classic rock tunes from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The following offers from select retailers will be available to everyone during the event: Beach Daisy Boutique: 20 percent off entire purchase. Wine available for customers. Butterfly Beach: 10 percent off entire purchase. Classic Collections: 20 percent off any single item, excluding Pandora. Everything But Water: Store will remain open until 8 p.m. FantaSea: 20 percent off storewide. Fresh Produce: 25 percent off entire purchase of $100 or more. Refreshments provided. Her Sports Closet, a Lilly Pulitzer Specialty Boutique: 15 percent off entire purchase. Island Style Galleries: Store will remain open until 8 p.m. Wine available for customers. Island Pursuit: 20 percent off, some exclusions apply. Naples Soap Company: 25 percent off entire purchase. Refreshments will be provided. The Original Chicos: Happy 35th Anniversary 35 percent off sale. Refreshments provided. Paradise Boutique of Sanibel: 50 percent off select merchandise. Peach Republic: 30 percent off all womens clothing. Sand Castle Gifts and Gourmet: Free Sanibel shopping bag with a $10 purchase. Sanibel Olive Oil Company: 10 percent off storewide. Sanibel Sunglass Company: Friends and Family 15 percent off almost everything sale. Wine and cheese provided. Sea Glass Lane: 20 percent off entire purchase, excludes Magnolia Pearl. Tiki Jims: 50 percent off select merchandise. Toys Ahoy: 20 percent off entire purchase storewide. Trader Ricks: 10 percent off entire purchase. Refreshments will be provided. All offers will be available until 8 p.m. when the shops close. For more information, visit the Periwinkle Place Facebook page at facebook.com/PeriwinklePlace. Periwinkle Place Shops photo provided
CROW Case Of The Week: Mangeby Bob PetcherMange is nothing to be taken lightly. It is defined as a skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites and occasionally communicable to humans. It typically causes severe itching, hair loss and the formation of scabs and lesions. Sarcoptic mange is a form of mange that is referred to as a highly contagious skin disease. It is so called because this type of mange is caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite. At CROW, a juvenile northern raccoon was admitted to the clinic after it was found in a supermarket parking lot in Fort Myers and suspected to have mange. The parasitic infection caused the raccoon to experience matted fur, hair loss and bacterial skin infection. Mange can also leave the infected thin and dehydrated. Animals become infected with mange after direct contact with another animal with mange or if a mite survives long enough in the environment to travel onto a new host, said Dr. Kyle Abbott, CROW veterinary intern. Sarcoptes mites, however, are not long-lived off their hosts. CROW medical staff confirmed the raccoon was indeed suffering from severe sarcoptic mange by examining a skin scraping under a microscope that showed live Sarcoptes. The patient was definitely infected by the disease. This case of Sarcoptic mange was a very severe one in that the lesions that affected the young raccoon covered the majority of the body. The lesions most commonly present are hair loss and excessive crusting of the skin, said Dr. Abbott. Mange refers to any disease where mites cause obvious defects in the skin. Sarcoptic mange is common and found around the globe. Since Sarcoptic mange is a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be spread from animals to humans, the raccoon was taken to a special, isolated quarantine room in the hospital to prevent the spread to other patients. CROW medical staff used extra protection while providing the raccoon with antiparasitic and antibiotic medication to treat the mange, along with nutritional and supportive care. For protection against this zoonotic disease, staff wears gowns and gloves when working with the raccoon, said Dr. Abbott. The raccoon is also housed in a separate room from other patients. This room contains a separate air system from the rest of the hospital which helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The raccoon has been treated with two different drugs in the same class to kill the mite. One is called Ivermectin and is an injectable medication, and the other is selamectin, commonly known as Revolution, and is a topical medication. Both are used to ensure the mites are killed and because it was uncertain if this raccoon could effectively absorb either medication through its compromised skin. Now that the young raccoon has faced the main part of the medical procedure, it is more of a waiting game to see how it responds. Once the patient is able to clear the crusted skin lesions, we will test the skin again for live mites, said Dr. Abbott. If there are none, then the patient will be cleared to move to an outside enclosure where it will continue its rehabilitation until it is ready for release. After a few more days of getting treatment, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for the patient. This raccoon has done well with treatment and is eating well on its own, said Dr. Abbott. Within a few weeks, it should be ready for release. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Patient #18-3394 suffers through Sarcoptic mange, but recovery is expected photo by Brian Bohlman SUN 17 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 BOGOBYTHEBEACH Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through October 17, buy one entre from our BOGO menu at Sea Breeze Caf and get a second entre of equal or lesser value free. To view the menu, visit sundialresort.com/dine/sea-breeze-cafe.MIDDLEGULFDRIVESANIBELISLANDSUNDIALRESORTCOM MIDDLEGULFDRIVESUNDIALRESORTCOM Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is featuring a special 2 for 1 menu Tuesday through Saturday.For menus, reservations and more visit shimasushisteak.com *Offer valid through October 17VOTED BEST CHEF, BEST SUSHI AND BEST STEAK ON SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA ISLANDS
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201818 Day Trip Destination: Telegraph Creekby Ocean Tribe PaddlersTelegraph Creek is a tributary of the Caloosahatchee, located in Alva, Florida. An excellent day trip destination from our area, visiting paddlers will be rewarded with wildlife sightings and unique forest views. We chatted with avid paddler Emmett Horvath to learn more. OTP: Tell us about Telegraph Creek. What is the ecosystem like, is it accessible to beginners, and is there wildlife to look for? EH: On Telegraph Creek, paddlers will be surrounded by temperate deciduous forest. Trees line the banks, and the foliage and brush get denser the farther upstream you travel. Large oaks extend out over the creek, with tendrils of Spanish moss hanging down. With slow waters and ample shade, the area is appropriate for paddlers of all levels. Watch for turtles, birds, alligators and snakes. Theres also a farm along the way with llamas, zebras and bighorn sheep. OTP: How long is the paddle, and is there a route you recommend? EH: The paddle can be as long as you want it to be. If you follow the creek to the left from the launch point, upstream, I recommend paddling until you run out of time or get tired. On my last visit, I paddled for about an hour and a half into Telegraph Creek Preserve, had a picnic lunch, then returned, for a total trip time of about three and a half hours. OTP: Do you have any other helpful tips for paddlers making the trip? EH: There arent many amenities nearby, so come prepared with food, water and any other supplies you might need. If you are allergic to poison ivy, use caution if you choose to exit your craft. Also, take bug repellent during the wet season there are some mosquitoes. OTP: What is the best way to get there and launch your vessel? EH: Head up to exit 141 on I-75N, then hop on FL-80E for a couple miles and take a left on SR-31. After a few miles on SR-31, take a right on FL-78E/ North River Road. The launch site is about four miles down North River Road (if you have a GPS, you can have it direct you 15700 North River Road, the closest address). Its right next to a small bridge over Telegraph Creek. If you pass Traverse Road on your right, youve gone too far. On the right side of the road, before the bridge, the shoulder is wider and there is plenty of space to park. There is a fence around the abutting property with signs posted stating No Trespassing and No Parking, but as long as you park on the shoulder and not on private property, you will be fine. Grab your watercraft, paddles and other gear and head over to the bridge, where there is a little sandy beach to put in on the right side. 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. Poets Corner selected by Hannah Star RogersHomeby Cameron Hallett, Sanibel Sea School camperToday I am coming home But it is not to a house that I Return A place where wonder gets its Turn A place where there is always more to Learn Today I am coming home But mountain peaks are not where I Roam A place where beauty finds a Home A place where water can splash and Foam Today I am coming home But quiet is not what I Seek A place that is home to both the great and Weak A place where possibilities abound for those who under corals Peek Today I am coming home But not to rest and hang Around A place where disco fish Abound A place where your steady breath is the only Sound Because today, I am coming home I will return to the water For when I am in the ocean I am home Hannah Star Rogers holds an MFA from Columbia University and a PhD from Cornell University. Her writing has appeared in the Kenyon Review LA Review of Books Carolina Quarterly and Southern Womens Review We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to Islandsunpoetry@ gmail.com. Each week, an individual poem will be showcased.
19 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 Hello Shoppers of Sanibel, Here at Jerrys Foods of Sanibel we carry the finest products on the island our selection cannot be beat! Our friendly staff is hard at work, ready to help you with recommendations and completing your shopping trip in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. We love getting involved in our community and actively participate in events and gatherings in our neighborhoods with loyal customers and travelers, alike! When you stop in to see us, say hi to Caesar and Jerry Jr., a few of our resident exotic birds, relax with your friends while enjoying our famous Key Lime Pie, and stock up on the best grocery selection in the area. Regards, Jerrys of Sanibel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 OPEN DAILY7AM8:30PMCoquina Coffee Open Daily: 6am6pm Jerrys Foods Open Daily: 6am10pm DAILY SPECIALSSunday-Thursday4 pm to 8:30 pm$14.99HAPPY HOUR4 pm to 7 pmHouse wine by the glass $3.49 rfr rfn nftbt tnb t t f fff ftr rf t t n rftn tb 2018-09-13_SAN_Print.indd 1 9/10/18 5:34 PM
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201820 The Community HouseThe Pecanby Resident Chef Jarred HarrisThe pecan tree is a type of hickory that produces a delicious nut every two years. This nut is called a pecan (pih-KAHN or PEE-kan). Pecans are native to the Mississippi valley and have been grown commercially throughout the Southeastern United States since the mid-1800s. The name pecan is a Native American word that describes nuts requiring a stone to crack. There are over 1,000 varieties of pecans and many are named after Native American Indian tribes, including Choctaw, Cheyenne, Sioux, Mohawk and Shawnee. Eighty percent of the worlds pecan crop comes from the United States, with Georgia and Texas being the largest commercial producers. In fact, the city of Albany, Georgia earned the title of Pecan Capital of the U.S. by having more than 600,000 pecan trees. Pecans are so popular in Texas that the pecan tree was declared its state tree in 1919. Alabama made the pecan its official state nut in 1982. Pecans are heart healthy nuts that contain magnesium, iron and vitamin B6. The nuts are also rich in vitamin E, zinc and dietary fiber. Pecans provide nearly 10 percent of the recommended daily allowance for zinc, and one ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the recommended daily fiber intake. Pecans are so healthy, the Apollo astronauts took pecans into space on two missions. Butter pecan is my favorite ice cream flavor and it is a Texas invention. Pecan pie is my favorite pie recipe and it was created by the French who had settled in New Orleans. Here is an easy pecan recipe to try: Pecan Cookies Ingredients 2 cups pecans (finely chopped) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp. vanilla extract cup sugar 2 sticks (8 ozs.) butter (softened) 1 cup powdered sugar Method Pre-heat oven to 325F Combine the butter and sugar until well blended. Add the vanilla to the sugar, butter mixture and mix well. Gradually add the flour and chopped pecans to the mix until a dough is formed. Gently scoop the dough and form into balls, then place on parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool, then toss in powdered sugar. 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. American Legion Post 123American Legion Post 123 is having a fish fry this Sunday, September16 from noon to 8 p.m. The following Sunday, September 23, barbecued chicken are ribs are on the menu from from noon 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. Serving Breakfast til 3:00 everyday!Breakfast & Lunch 7am 3pm Carry Out Kids Menu Beer & WineDine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 OverEasyCafeSanibel.com NO TIME? NO PROBLEM! Call us with your order and well have it ready to go! All Natural Pet Food Treats Chews Pick Up Bags Litter Shampoo Frontline Vitamins Shop Local 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-395-1464 Islandpaws.com 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 LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Our email address is email@example.com
21 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018Few Spots Left For CROW Classic Golf Tournamentby Jeff LysiakThe 5th annual CROW Classic Golf Tournament, the second leading fundraiser for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife behind Taste of the Islands, will return to The Sanctuary Golf Club on Saturday, October 13. Check-in for the tournament begins at 11 a.m., followed by a boxed lunch served at 11:30 a.m. and the shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Several of the wildlife clinics animal ambassadors will be on hand to meet participants, along with CROW staffers sharing information about their mission. According to event chairman Paul Ben-Susan, only seven foursome spots remain available for this years golf outing. In addition to the round of golf, boxed lunch and fun and games with all the players, your donation helps to fund CROWs worthwhile efforts to aid injured wildlife, he said. Those funds are vitally important, especially since this year weve seen a lot of unusual cases that are due to red tide. Cost to participate in this years tournament is $250 per player, or $1,000 for a foursome. Each player will receive a round of golf, use of a cart, boxed lunch, $15 in CROW Bucks (to be used for snacks and beverages) and a one-year CROW Songbird Membership ($50 value). Registration deadline is September 17. Weve had a lot of additional expenses this year, especially for food were feeding to injured sea turtles, explained Ben-Susan. Unfortunately, wildlife dont carry insurance cards and they cant tell you whats hurting. Clearly, red tide has affected a lot of our patients. In addition, several raffle prizes will be available, including four spring training tickets to a Boston Red Sox game at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers (choice of any game, except vs. New York Yankees), four tickets to any performance at Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers and gift certificates to Jasons Deli. Mary Schoeffel, CROWs development director, also noted that sponsorships remain available for the upcoming golf outing. The 2018 Hole-In-One Sponsor is Scanlon Auto Group, with the top prize awarded to participants who sink a hole-in-one on The Sanctuarys par three fourth hole. The Beverage Cart Sponsor is Specialized Veterinary Services. Its always a great tournament for us, said Schoeffel. Everybody has a wonderful time. To sign up to participate in this years tournament, visit bit. ly/2018CROWGolfRegister. For information about becoming a sponsor, visit bit.ly/2018CROWGolfSponsor or contact Mary Schoeffel at 472-3644 ext. 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org. From left, Ron Bourdreaux, Paul Ben-Susan, Dave Henrich and Ed Jacobs preparing to tee off on the fourth hole at The Sanctuary Golf Club during last years CROW Classic Golf Tournament photo by Brian Bohlman
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201822 FAST A AND FRESH T TO GO To advertise call: 395-1213 FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 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 Voted Best Sushi239-395-6005Online Ordering shimasushisteak.com Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 1451 Middle Gulf DriveFRESHLY PREPARED SUSHITO-GO! 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 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~ 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.Snapper and Shrimp Scampi 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons butter 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 shallots, minced 1 tablespoon capers 1 tablespoon pimento, diced cup white wine cup bottled clam juice teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 4 six-ounce snapper fillets pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined cup fresh parsley, minced Sea salt to taste 12 ounces vermicelli or angel hair pasta, cooked Heat the oil and butter in a large saut pan. Add garlic and shallots and saut for two minutes over low heat, stirring often. Raise heat to medium, add capers, pimento, wine, clam juice and pepper; simmer for two minutes. Add filets and simmer over medium-low heat for about five minutes. Add shrimp, spreading them evenly over the skillet; simmer for three minutes until filets and shrimp are cooked through. Stir in parsley; add salt to taste. Place fillets and shrimp on pasta on individual plates. Spoon scampi sauce over all and serve. Yield: six servings. Snapper and Shrimp Scampi p hoto courtesy Fresh From Florida
23 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 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 Sundial Dazzles With New Menu Specialsby Jeff LysiakWith one of the islands most breathtaking views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa also offers some of the most delicious dining destinations anywhere in Southwest Florida. Last week, two of the restaurants located on the property Sea Breeze Caf and Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar simultaneously announced their new lineup of lunch and dinner specials, coupled with limited time only prix fixe menus. We wanted to offer a few new things that would draw more local diners and keep our employees busy during this time of year, said Phillip Starling, Sundial general manager. Our chef has created some new menu items that offer great value and wonderful flavors. Sea Breeze Caf has introduced a BOGO by the BEACH dinner menu, available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights throughout the month of September. The Buy One, Get One Free menu highlights favorites like the No Woman, No Cry burger (a 10-ounce jerk spice-rubbed hamburger topped with smoked jalapeno, Jamaican jerk cheese, tobacco onion crisps and a pickled okra spear, served with house slaw and French fries) and grilled salmon served with onion and herb quinoa, braised bok choy and a pineapple-pepper teriyaki glaze. We wanted to add some new items to our menu that give diners good value comfort foods that are classics, but prepared the right way, said Chef James Monahan, who joined the Sundial staff about six months ago. Were in a southern coastal region, so dishes like the grilled salmon are perfect. Its got tons of omega-3s, is really high in protein and tastes incredible. Other new offerings include an Italian stromboli (stuffed with ham, soppressata, pepperoni, parmesan cheese, pesto and roasted tomatoes), a traditional calzone and 12-ounce New York strip, served with grilled potato planks, goat cheese stuffed tomato and asparagus. Prices range from $9 to 38 for two. A three-course prix fixe lunch ($15) and dinner ($21) menu have also been added at the Sea Breeze Caf, with prices in effect through October 17. Lunch choices include Bourbon Street Steak Sandwich, French Onion Triple Grilled Cheese and Mahi Fish Tacos. For dinner, entre choices include Bronzed Redfish, Sanibel Shrimp Burger, Char Grilled Baseball Sirloin and Sauteed Breast of Chicken. All come with your choice of appetizer (Calamari Fries, Apricot BBQ Pulled Pork Biscuits and Island Salad) and dessert (Key Lime pie and cheesecake). Chef Monahan explained that his restaurants exclusively use locally sourced produce, meats and fish. He emphasized that it is his mission to make great dishes, but made the right way. I dont want to overcomplicate the dish, he said. Use fresh ingredients continued on page 24 Chef James Monahan with two dishes on the BOGO dinner menu, grilled salmon and New York strip photos by Jeff Lysiak The No Woman, No Cry burger, a 10-ounce jerk spice-rubbed hamburger topped with Jamaican jerk cheese and tobacco onion crisps The Italian Stromboli is stuffed with ham, soppressata, pepperoni and parmesan cheese
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201824 SUN Book ReviewSaints For All Occasions by Di SaggauJ Courtney Sullivans novel Saints for All Occasions is a quiet masterpiece of a book about family. She draws us into the lives of two sisters, Nora and Theresa Flynn. They are 21 and 17 when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. The book opens in 2009 with Nora in a taxi going to the hospital to identify the body of Patrick, the eldest of her family, who died in a car accident. The time period quickly shifts back to 1957-58 when Noras father packs her and Theresa into the car that will take them on the first leg of their journey to America. The rest of the book moves back and forth from Nora and her grown children preparing for Patricks wake and funeral back to earlier times. Sullivan handles the time shifts smoothly, as we learn the family history of her characters. This is primarily the story of one womans tireless efforts to control everything about those she loves, including their pasts and their identities. Nora denies her eldest son has a drinking problem, and the fact that her daughter is a lesbian. She also finds it easier to consider her sister does not exist. This is the main thread of the novel. We know from the first chapter that Theresa has spent most of her life as a cloistered nun in Vermont, but were not sure why. Nora is married to Charlie, a marriage that was planned when they were young in Ireland. Eventually the story covers the decades of emotional mysteries and draws us into the whys and hows of what took place in their lives. Each sister has to confront the choices they made a long time ago. Sullivan has a wonderful grasp of family dynamics as well as imaginative recreations of life in Ireland in the 1950s. Saints for All Occasions draws us deep into the qualities of motherhood and the fascinating, funny and sometimes sad ways a family secret both breaks the sisters and eventually binds them together. The book is a good read and makes you think about why the sisters behave the way they do. From page 23New Menuand make it taste great.At Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, a special two-for-one menu is currently available every night, Tuesday through Saturday, for the month of September. The menu includes several hibachi options (salmon, calamari, chicken or beef), a Teppanyaki vegetarian plate and Shima House Special with prices starting at $14 for two dinners. All entrees include Shima soup, salad, vegetables and mushrooms, two shrimp and your choice of fried or steamed rice. Open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sea Breeze Caf is located at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, 1451 Middle Gulf Drive on Sanibel. Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is also located at the Sundial, open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations are suggested and may be made by calling 989-1160 or visiting www.shimasushisteak.com/ dinner-reservations. 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 Where the Locals Shop!Whats New?One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the Islands Special Orders and Case Discounts BV Coastal Estates Varietals Stolen Spirits11 Year Old Whiskey and Smoked Rum Drink it like its Stolen! Customer Favorites!BV donates $1 per bottle to Oceana to conserve our oceans for future generations.750ml$8.99 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, Homework can be a hot-button issue for both you and your child. As your children settle into the new school year, homework issues can increase into frustrating nightly battles. For the next few weeks, I will provide you with some suggestions by age groups that may help to defuse some of that tension and avoid those homework clashes. Its also a way to make sure you and your child both know your responsibilities. Well look at homework strategies for elementary, middle and high school students as well as some ideas for setting up homework contracts with your children. Your elementary school child may not be ready to do homework unsupervised, but having you right at the table with him can create too much pressure. Stay nearby and be on hand if he wants you. Having you nearby can help your child feel that youre confident in him, but also that he can reach out if he needs help. Many kids can feel overwhelmed at the idea of doing all their homework straight through. Encourage your child to take a few minutes off between subjects, to build in a snack break or to get up and move around when she starts feeling restless. Taking a little time to regroup and refresh can make homework hours more productive. A consistent homework routine can help you and your child stay calmer and avoid homework battles. Setting up a homework station even a portable one, can ease the chaos of trying to find a place for your child to work. A homework station includes a supply caddy with pencils, pens, crayons, scissors, stapler and other necessary tools for completing assignments. A trifold screen that can help your child screen out visual distractions is also very helpful. You can make one out of cereal boxes, folders or buy one. Then you must have a set time and location for your child to do homework. Let your child pick the location. There may even be several locations that your child might want to use. Letting your child choose where he or she does homework could make them less resistant to actually doing it. Homework conflicts dont typically appear out of nowhere. Kids usually get upset and complain about doing homework for a reason. Being able to detect what that reason is can help you defuse the struggles before they begin. To figure out whats upsetting your child, it helps to have a good sense of what his trouble spots are. Then you can address problems specifically: If writing is hard for him and he has a lot of writing homework, help him create a plan of attack. If its reading hes struggling with, consider reading with him. Grade-schoolers are just learning how to do homework. They can feel discouraged when its hard. Encouraging your child means more than just praising her for work well done. It also includes letting him talk through her frustrations and providing her with something to look forward to at the end of his homework session, like an hour of playing video games. Stand firm with homework rules. By guiding your child through the process, youre helping her learn to take ownership of her homework and how to be self-sufficient. 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 email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication.
25 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 September Programs At Sanibel LibraryAs Sanibel Public Library enters the next phase its remodel project, parts of the library are being renovated as the facility is open for normal operating hours; Saturday hours are now from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Popular services like computers and printers, high speed WiFi, newspapers and reference services are available. The library now has two small study rooms available; you can reserve rooms online at www.sanlib.org. This week, there are a large number of used books for sale as well as childrens books marked down to 25 cents each, and music CDs priced at three for $1. Stop by the library on Talk Like a Pirate Day on Tuesday, September 19 and learn about Mango Languages and enter for a chance to win Mango swag. Mango offers access to 70-plus foreign language courses and 21 English courses (including pirate). There is no charge for library cardholders to use Mango, and with the free Mango Languages mobile app, you can download lessons to study later when you dont have an Internet connection. Weekly Youth Events Geared specifically for children in fourth through sixth grade, the After-School Clique meets on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. through October 2. The group will be crafting, building, making and playing, with books and a snack thrown in. Family storytime for young readers and their caregivers will be held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and on Thursdays at 11 a.m. in September. This program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories. The After-School Crew, for children in kindergarten to third grades, will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in September. There will be favorite books, never-knew-existed books, games and crafts, plus a snack provided. If you love dogs and books, you can readto Bessie, a bearded collie and reading education assistance dog. At 3:45 p.m. on rain-free Thursday afternoons this month, kids can sign up on-the-spot, finishing by 5 p.m. Weekly childrens programs are listed on the librarys online calendar. No registration is required for these programs. For more information, call 472-2483 or visit www.sanlib.org. Betsy Eidem and Wendy Lambrix demonstrate Mango photos provided Deanna Evans and Cathy Cameron promoting Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19 Hundreds of books, CDs, and audiobooks are on sale at the library
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201826 1655 LANDS END VILLAGE, CAPTIVA Golf Course, Pine Island Sound & Gulf Views Large Floor Plan w/Open & Screened Lanais $1,055,000 MLS 216031921 Vicki Panico & Fred Newman 239.980.0088 SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT 1299 MIDDLE GULF DR. #232, SANIBEL Inviting 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Warm Gulf Breezes from Screened Lanai $659,000 MLS 218005862 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 COMPASS POINT 1272 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL Fantastic 4th Fairway & Green View, Near Beach Buildable E. Exposure Homesite, Almost Cleared$365,000 MLS 218035315 John Nicholson 239.849.3250 BEACHVIEW CC ESTATES 2230 CAMINO DEL MAR. #3A1, SANIBEL Massive Rentals, Ground Floor Walk-Out Unit Completely Remodeled & Updated $982,289 MLS 217047642 Shane Spring 239.229.3242 OCEANS REACH SAWGRASS PL., SANIBEL Incredible Building Site on W. Gulf Drive Beach Access Directly Across Street $949,000 MLS 218002687 John Nicholson 239.849.3250 HUSCHKA 327 FAIRWEATHER LN., FT. MYERS BEACH New Boathouse, Lift & Seawall Across the Street from Beach $995,000 MLS 216080428 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 BAYFRONT LOT 1304 EAGLE RUN DR., SANIBEL 3 BR, 3 BA + Den, New Build on Golf Course Open Concept for Indoor/Outdoor Living $1,100,000 MLS 218054747 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 BEACHVIEW CC ESTATES 1656 MIDDLE GULF DR., SANIBEL Florida Style 3 BR, 4 BA Home Directly Across the Street from Beach $924,900 MLS 217077607 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 SANIBEL ISLAND 9027 MOCKINGBIRD DR., SANIBEL Fantastic Lake View, Gorgeous Sunsets 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms $849,000 MLS 218050671 Jamie Gates 239.910.2778 THE DUNES 1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #H108, SANIBEL 1 BR, 1 BA, Newly Remodeled Phenomenal Rental Opportunity $475,000 MLS 218048816 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT 14380 RIVA DEL LAGO DR. #2002, FT. MYERS Luxury Condo, 3,800+ Living S.F. SW Exposure w/Gulf Vistas $849,000 MLS 218011332 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 RIVA DEL LAGO 1321 SEASPRAY LN., SANIBEL Desirable Tennis & Pool Community Huge Lot $995,000 MLS 218002223 John Nicholson 239.849.3250 SEASPRAY SUBDIVISION 12494 BARRINGTON CT., FORT MYERS Beautifully Updated 3 BR, 2 BA, Pool Home Stunning Lanai w/Pool & Spa $395,000 MLS 218047826 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 MCGREGOR WOODS SANIBEL ISLAND 1470 MIDDLE GULF DR., SANIBEL Absolutely Gorgeous 4 BR, 5.5 BA Directly Across from Beach $2,495,000 MLS 214013961 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #G-206, SANIBEL Fully Furnished 1 BR, Updated w/Tropical Touch 2nd Floor Unit Easily Accommodates 4 $479,900 MLS 217067862 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT 531 PIEDMONT RD., SANIBEL Cute as a Button, Move-In Ready Ground Level, 3 BR, 2 BA, New Kitchen & BA $455,500 MLS 218046215 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 SANIBEL HIGHLANDS NEW PRICE In business on Sanibel for 22 years Largest marketing distribution network 24-hr/356 reservations & guests services IS YOUR RENTAL COMPANY AS GOOD AS WE ARE? Maximize the rental income of your home with us!888.457.2317 | ROYALSHELLRENTS.COM
27 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 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 ST. CHARLES HARBOUR 78 New Floating Dock Private membership club, Gated with 24-Hour Security Deep Water Marina in Protected Cove Full-Service w/Pool & Dining Price $220,000 MAGNIFICENT BEACHFRONT Oversized Lot on Gulf of Mexico Direct Sunset Views Nightly 390 Frontage, Neighboring Conservation Lands Best of the Best! Price $4,995,000 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 $7,995,000 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 $6,795,000 SANIBEL ISLAND ESTATE 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 CAPTIVA BELLE MAR 5BR, 5.5BA. Pool & Spa Main and Guest House. Great for Entertaining Awesome rentals or 2nd home luxury Price $2,499,000 BAYFRONT ESTATE. BUILD DREAM HOME 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 Parcel Price $2,995,000 PREMIER SANCTUARY GOLF CLUB Prime Location Offering Western Exposure for Beautiful Sunsets Spectacular Views of #2 and #3 Fairways and Lake Walking Distance to Wonderful Private Club Amenities No Car Required Biking to Club and Beach Preferred Price $379,000 NEW LISTING
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201828 Walk On The Wild Side At Lakes ParkThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) hosted Walk on the Wild Side on August 25 at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. The family friendly event, which was part of CROWs ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations, included presentations from staff and volunteers on wildlife topics, wildlife themed activities for children and upcycled crafts such as T-shirt tote bags and newspaper planters. CROWs animal ambassadors Bashful, a Virginia opossum, and Mina, a great horned owl, were on hand to give attendees an up-close encounter with some of Floridas native wildlife. A majority of the wildlife patients treated in our hospital come from throughout Lee County, said Rachel Rainbolt, development and education coordinator at CROW. By hosting this event off-island, we hoped to raise awareness for folks throughout the county about our organization and what to do if they encounter sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Although CROW is located on Sanibel, less than 20 percent of the over 4,000 patients seen in its hospital each year come from Sanibel and Captiva islands. If you find an animal needing help, call 472-3644 ext. 222 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you missed the event, but would like to learn more about CROW, you can attend one of the daily presentations offered Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. in the Visitor Education Center, located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. CROW volunteers Kathy and John Kennedy handed out information and answered questions about CROW CROW Volunteer Jordan Donini talking about turtles and tortoises Youngsters comparing their wingspans to common bird species photos provided Bashful, a Virginia opossum, one of CROWs animal ambassadors Children making upcycled crafts From left, Jan Shephard Caldwell, CROW volunteer; Kyle Abbott, veterinarian intern; and Bre Frankel, rehabilitation manager, with Mina, a great horned owl Families had fun making upcycled crafts
29 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square Suite 3 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 More listing info & real estate blog at SanibelSusan.com Lot in Belle Meade, Just Off Sanibel-Captiva Rd Small community with private sandy roads near Sanibel School & Rec Center. Handy to bike path, wildlife refuge & Sanibel Center shopping. ~79 x 130. Conserva tion land across street. $149,000 Gumbo Limbo Lot, Midway Between Beaches Left photo looking toward Tarpon Bay, right photo to Gulf of Mexico. Backing to preserved land & sunsets. Wide parcel at ~`170 x 155. Convenient to causeway, shopping, bike path, & more. $249,000 Captains Walk #B2, East -End With Canal Access 1st floor 1-bedroom condo in residential community with carports, laundry, & mangrove-fringed docks. Handy to marina, causeway, & beaches. New HVAC, remodeled bath, & more. $239,000 furnished Pointe Santo #C43, 3-Bedroom Pentho use With Private Roof-Top Deck Decorator-furnished & in weekly rental program with potential $100K+/ yr. Views of sunrises, sunsets, & tropical lagoon to beach & gulf. Miniresort community amenities plus WiFi & storerooms. $1,295,000 1351 Middle Gulf Dr, Beachfront Home With Amenities Aka Moonshadows #2C. Remodeled 3 bedroom 3 bath with this view. Huge great room, large bright updated kitchen, family room, gulf-side lanai, utility room, 3+vehicle parking & storage. $1,695,000 Sunset South #6D With Garage, Elevator, & Big Storeroom ~1,900 sq. ft. 2 bedroom. Renovation just complete, now with open kitchen & new baths, wood-look tile floors throughout, stainless steel appliances & washer-dryer hookup. $699,000 new furnishings Spanish Cay #A7, Lowest-Priced Near-Beach Condo With Income Paver project just done at this residential community with beach access, riverside docks, & pool. Roomy 1 bedroom on 2nd floor with years of rental history (2 week minimum applies). $259,000
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201830 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the center. The featured book for Wednesday, October 10 is The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman. There will be a book discussion at 2:30 p.m. In The Light Between Oceans, a stoic, fiercely principled, rather solitary man, recently returned from serving in World War I, meets an effervescent young woman who desperately wants to be a mother. After marrying and settling on a remote island off Western Australia, Tom and Isabel suffer through two miscarriages and a stillbirth. She has just buried their dead child when another baby literally washes up on their shore, accompanied by her lifeless father. USA Today Leisure Lunchers Tidewater Bistro Monday, September 17. Meet at this new restaurant (formerly Rosies) with new ownership and new menu. Chef John Rhodes and owner David Maudlin will talk briefly about their approach. Registration is required. Separate checks will be provided and transportation is on your own. Line Dancing Classes Monday, September 17. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Join the group on Monday morning for an hour of fun. The instructor will review dance steps then turn up the music for dancing. Bring a friend. Chicago Bears at the Miami Dolphins Sunday, October 14. Cost is $179 for members and $189 for non-members. Includes round trip transportation, reserved upper level end zone seat, pregame lunch and beverage. The Hard Rock stadium recently went through a $500 million renovation including a sun shade that covers many of the seats. Excessive drinking and use of profanity will not be tolerated. Limited seats available. Depart from Fort Myers location at 7:30 a.m. Seven-Day Christmas Trip to New Orleans Sunday to Saturday, December 2 to 8. Cost is $1,364 for members (per person, double occupancy) or $1,774 (single occupancy). Non-members are $1,389 (per person, double occupancy) or $1,799 (single occupancy). Includes round trip bus transportation, six-night accommodations including four nights in the heart of New Orleans, Oak Alley Planation, New Orleans Cooking School, Mardi Gras Museum, World War II Museum and Mississippi Jazz Brunch Cruise. Advance registration required, while spots last. A Southern Christmas: Savannah & St. Simons Island Tuesday to Friday, December 11 to 14. Cost for members is $574 (per person, double occupancy) or $774 (single occupancy). Non-member are $599 (per person, double occupancy or $799 (single occupancy). Includes round trip bus transportation, three-night accommodations (one in St. Simons Island and two at the Holiday Inn Express in Savannah), five meals (three breakfasts, two dinners), the live Savannah Theater Christmas Show, tours and other attractions. Advance registration required, while spots last. The Magic of the Keys Tuesday through Thursday, January 22 to 24. Cost is $574 for members (per person, double occupancy); $844 single. Non-members are $599 (per person, double occupancy); $869 single. Includes round trip transportation, two nights at the Hyatt Place in Marathon, five meals (two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner), Schnebly Winery tour and tasting, and lunch, full day in Key West with private tram tour and all-day hop-on/ hop-off privileges, and tour of Dolphin Research Center. Advance registration required on a first come basis. Gelli Printing with Bea Pappas Fridays, September 14. 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. Hand & Foot Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Hearts Friday at 12:30 p.m. Kayaking on Tuesdays September 25 at 8:30 a.m. (weather permitting). There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and limited space for those who own their own kayaks. Island Seniors, Inc. will provide kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, sun screen, bug spray, sunglasses, towel, hat and change of clothing. Cost is $5 for members and $20 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Fitness Classes Island Seniors, Inc. members pay $4 per class, visitors pay $7 per class. Annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership card to attend. Fitness class schedule is as follows: Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. Keep your brain fit and your heart, lungs and muscles strong. Hand weights, stretch cords and your body weight will be used. The format is 40 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance exercises, core strength, flexibility exercises and mat work. Athletic footwear is required. Connie DeCicco is the instructor Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Athletic footwear is required. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords, stability balls and mats are used. Improve core strength and balance. Athletic footwear required. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Bring a towel. Kim Kouril is the instructor. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Similar to gentle yoga but all poses are done in a chair. Kim Kouril is the instructor. For more information, call 472-5743 or stop by the Center 4 Life, located at 2401 Library Way on Sanibel. 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SUNDAYSunny High: 84 Low: 77 TUESDAYSunny High: 84 Low: 77 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 85 Low: 74 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:07 am11:02 am5:58 pm10:24 pm Sat4:43 am12:07 pm7:26 pm10:55 pm Sun5:26 am1:21 pm9:28 pm11:39 pm Mon6:23 am2:40 pm11:08 pmNone Tue7:44 am1:07 am11:55 pm3:51 pm Wed9:16 am2:55 amNone4:49 pm Thu12:26 am4:12 am10:31 am5:35 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:48 am11:24 am5:50 pm11:23 pm Sat5:21 am12:06 pm6:31 pm11:50 pm Sun5:50 am12:56 pm7:16 pmNone Mon6:18 am12:13 am8:05 pm1:58 pm Tue6:48 am12:22 am9:00 pm3:02 pm Wed7:36 am12:19 am10:12 pm4:05 pm Thu9:12 am3:40 am11:54 pm5:11 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:12 am11:04 am5:03 pm10:26 pm Sat3:48 am12:09 pm6:31 pm10:57 pm Sun4:31 am1:23 pm8:33 pm11:41 pm Mon5:28 am2:42 pm10:13 pmNone Tue6:49 am1:09 am11:00 pm3:53 pm Wed8:21 am2:57 am11:31 pm4:51 pm Thu9:36 am4:14 am11:55 pm5:37 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:17 am1:12 am8:08 pm2:18 pm Sat6:53 am1:40 am9:36 pm3:23 pm Sun7:36 am2:11 am11:38 pm4:37 pm Mon8:33 am2:55 amNone5:56 pm Tue1:18 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31 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 rfntb nbb rffntb ntbbbn bbbrt bbbbbbntr rf ntbrttfnt brttt ttr ttrf brrfrrfn tbt rtrf rfnt Superior InteriorsRefreshing Details For The Guest Bedroomby Jeanie TinchHaving the space to accommodate guests is so satisfying. Not only does it allow you to help friends and family feel more comfortable while visiting, it also gives you the opportunity to design and spruce up another room in your home. Making even the smallest adjustments to the guest room can completely transform the space and keep your visitors from ever wanting to leave. While the idea of refreshing this room can sound intimidating and overwhelming, it certainly doesnt have to be. With a few ideas and assistance, you can make your guest room cozier than ever. Natural lighting has a way of making a room more calm and serene during the daytime the ideal atmosphere when youre accommodating guests for days at a time. Reconsider your current selection of window treatments for something with more flow that invites the natural light in with ease. Modern lighting fixtures can elevate a room almost instantly, so you may consider this adjustment for the guest space as well. Does the bedding arrangement in the guestroom have a headboard? If not, nows the time to reconsider. A headboard makes an appealing feature in a bedroom, offering personality and style. Take things up a notch and invest in a piece thats functional as well a headboard with a top shelf can save you space along the bed, a detail thats ideal for smaller guestrooms. Here are six details you should revamp before your visitors make their next trip to town: Its natural for guests to feel less comfortable when theyre not sleeping in their own beds, so try to make the bedding as cozy and inviting as possible. Offer ample blankets and pillows so that your visitors can adjust the bed based on their personal comfort level. If the space in your guest room allows it, consider adding more furniture than the bed. A stylish lounge chair can accommodate guests during the daytime when they want to relax, and it adds a hint of flare to the space, elevating the room to the likes of a modern-day hotel. The walls, floors and hard surfaces of the guest room shouldnt be ignored bareness can make your guests feel less comfortable during their stay. Add accent decor throughout the space that complements the mood you want to achieve. A stylish area rug can help bring the room together and provide comfort to the feet of your guests. Wall art and table-side accessories can brighten up the room and give your visitors something to talk about. Do you want to go the extra mile and impress your friends and family? Leave toiletries, snacks, beverages and other treats in a basket at the end of the bed to greet guests upon arrival. This makes the perfect finishing touch thats bound to leave quite an impression. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at email@example.com. Vacation Rental Company Unveils New BrandSanibel Captiva Island Vacation Rentals launches September 10 as the newest and one of the largest vacation rental companies on Sanibel and Captiva islands. The brand represents the merger of vacation rental properties from Tween Waters Island Vacation Rentals and RE/MAX of the Islands Vacation Rentals, which occurred earlier this year. Sanibel Captiva Island Vacation Rentals has been rebranded to reflect the best of both Sanibel and Captiva islands, promoting the dual locations for vacation rentals that the vacation rental company offers. This new branding and business model will include an eight-part Concierge Program for owners and prospective owners, and exclusive Renters Rewards that reward guests with $100-plus of discounts, in conjunction with the Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts brand, to focus on both owner satisfaction as well as guest satisfaction. We look forward to making the vacation rental experience the best its ever been in service, in revenues and in guest satisfaction, said General Manager Doug Babcock. We felt a fresh name with an upscale visual presentation that reflects both islands and both companies was an important step in this process. Sanibel Captiva Island Vacation Rentals is managed under Babcock, with sales manager Jackie Royka and sales associates Rachel Walsh and Sue Plein. From left, Rachel Walsh, Doug Babcock, Sue Plein and Jackie Royka photo provided
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201832 Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project From page 1Free AdmissionDing Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) is giving away a free bottle of Just Water with a purchase of $10 or more, upon request. This years National Public Lands Day celebrates the seventh anniversary of the Kick the Bottle campaign to rid the refuge of the disposable plastic bottles that are a scourge to the environment. Just Water comes in a reusable container that consists of 82 percent renewable resources primarily paperboard sourced from forests where new trees replace those harvested. The following free and discounted activities will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the refuge: 8 a.m. All day long, Tarpon Bay Explorers offers a 25 percent discount on bike, kayak and paddleboard rentals. 8:30 a.m. 25 percent off guided kayak tour at Tarpon Bay Explorers. Reservations are recommended by calling 472-8900. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Guided tour and clean-up along Indigo Trail to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk. Meet at the parking lot flagpole, and bring water, sunscreen and insect repellant. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Hidden Treasures of Ding Caravan. Follow a naturalist along Wildlife Drive and stop for up-close and personal viewings. Meet at the parking lot flagpole, and bring water, sunscreen and insect repellant. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Make-and-take recycled crafts in the Ding Darling Visitor and Education Center classroom. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge presents National Public Lands Day with support from DDWS and Tarpon Bay Explorers. For more information, call Monica Scroggin at 472-1100 ext. 237. Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellSanibel-Captiva Rotary was honored to have Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Athletic Director Kenneth Kavanagh as our guest speaker recently. Kavanagh has helped the FGCU Eagles comprised of 15 sports teams representing Florida Gulf Coast University reach college level athletic successes across the board. Teams include: mens and womens basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis; womens softball, swimming and diving, indoor volleyball and sand volleyball; and mens baseball. The Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I and are members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. FGCU is also notable as the youngest institution competing in NCAA Division I, officially founded in 1991 and started classes in 1997. As an athletic director, Kavanagh has supervised athletic programs at the university for the last 10 years with impressive results: the Eagles winning 33 ASUN regular-season titles, 22 ASUN Tournament titles and eight Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) championships (swimming and diving). Under Kavanaghs guidance, in just seven years of Division I postseason eligibility entering 2018-19, FGCU has sent 22 teams to the NCAA Tournament, while mens golf (2012, 2013, 2015), swimming (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and mens tennis (2014) have had individuals participate in their respective NCAA Championship, bringing the total NCAA appearances for FGCU to an astonishing 33 since 2011-12. His office is responsible for budgeting, promotion and scheduling for sports teams, and may coordinate with the student academic departments. He organizes transportation, supervisors, coaches, and guides sports teams to success indirectly. Athletic directors are charged with the task of hiring and firing coaches, as well as other athletic staffers in their organization. During Kavanaghs tenure, FGCU student-athletes have excelled in the classroom. The approximately 250 student-athletes achieved a record 3.35 term GPA in the Spring of 2018, Eagle student-athletes have exceeded the FGCU undergraduate semester mark (2.99) for 18 consecutive semesters. The Eagles have also have contributed more than 43,000 hours of community service during the past nine years as part of enhanced efforts within the departments NCAA Life Skills initiatives and have recently initiated the Wings Up Leadership Academy for FGCU student-athletes. The athletics department of FGCU received national attention. The Eagles mens basketball team is best known for their run in the 2013 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament, their first since moving up to Division I. In the Round of 64, the Eagles defeated the number 2 seed Georgetown 78 to 68. It was only the seventh time that a 15th seed has defeated a second seed, and the second highest margin of victory for one. Two days later in the Round of 32, the Eagles defeated the number 7 seed San Diego State 81 to 71, becoming the first time a 15th seed has ever advanced to the Sweet 16. The school was referred to as Dunk City or Florida Dunk Coast on many media outlets such as ESPN and CBS due to their high-flying athletic finishing style. After the Eagles Dunk City winning streak and the publicity the university received from all the media attention, the university saw a 35 percent increase in college applications overall. The athletic department does offer scholarships as part of the recruitment offerings to promising athletes, but grades do matter. FGCU athletes have not disappointed in this department. Anyone know the name Chris Sale? Yes, that Chris Sale, major league pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, who still is very much connected to FGCU and the athletic leadership team there. Sale isnt the only FGCU baseball program alum in major league baseball. In 2017, Kutter Crawford was drafted in the 16th round draft by the Boston Red Sox. The FGCU athletic department is high on athletic talent, high on education, high on spirit and on their community. So, support your local college athletic teams and rally around their mens and womens sport teams. Start by buying a couple of tickets for their games and let the fun begin. Upcoming Rotary club speakers include: Armando Llechu, chief administrative officer, Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida (September 14); Jordan Patrick, ABC7 meteorologist (September 21); and Amira Fox, Florida assistant state attorney (September 28). The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets Friday mornings at 7 a.m. at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Guests are welcome.
33 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 Chuck@ ChuckBergstrom.com D irect : 239-209-6500 CHUCK BERGSTROM Island Resident Award Winning Realtor Buying, Selling or Just Want to Chat... Talk to Chuck! www.SanibelCaptivaRealEstateGuide.com 3941 Coquina Dr. 836 Donax St. Seashells of Sanibel #36 3832 Coquina Dr. Seashells of Sanibel #43 9248 Kincaid Ct. 3790 West Gulf Dr. New! New! New! 3 BR/2 BA, great room, re place, impact glass and enclosed salt water pool. $899,000Sanibel Shores opportunity. 3 BR/2BA single family with WEEKLY RENTALS. Community pool and easy walk to beach$599,000Easy walk to beach from this 2BD/2BA second oor condo. Great rental income. 3-day minimum rentals.$380,000West 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. $1,100,0002BR/2BA with 3-day minimum rentals. Quiet location, deeded beach access close by. A great investment opportunity.$379,000Perfect investment opportunity. 2 BR/1BA; Close to school and Rec Center; Move in ready!$429,000Across 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 Ofce Locations in Sanibel and Captiva2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 11508 Andy Rosse Ln. Captiva, FL 33924 REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED The Sanibel Captiva Trust CompanyNew Estate Tax Law Exemption Amountsby Hood Craddock, CPA, Director of Family Office ServicesThe Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by President Trump last December ushered in significant changes to the wealth transfer tax system. The sharp increase in the federal exemption amount means that older wills and trusts may be in need of an update. The law also opens new opportunities for estate planning techniques as well as possible ways to save on future income taxes for your heirs. What has changed? As of January 1, 2018 and up until the new law sunsets on December 31, 2025, the federal estate, gift and generationskipping tax exemption amounts have increased to $11,180,000 per individual ($22,360,000 for a married couple), more than doubling the previous exemption in 2017 of $5,490,000 per individual ($10,980,000 per couple). The tax on assets in excess of these amounts remains at 40 percent. The graph shows the gradual change in the exemption over the past 15 years and its planned sharp decrease in 2026. Consider making lifetime gifts and creating trusts now A married couple can now transfer $22.4 million during their lifetimes with no additional wealth transfer tax. Consider moving assets out of your estate now in order to use your federal gift-tax exemption instead of waiting to use your federal estate tax exemption at death. Any gifts made now will be grandfathered against the exemption coming back down in 2026. There are many estate planning techniques that can be used to get the most out of the new exemption, including generation-skipping trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts (SLATs), grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGTs), as well as others. Income tax considerations Assets removed from your estate with the above techniques can miss out on a big income tax break, however. When passed directly to heirs after death, assets such as stocks, bonds and real estate get a step-up in cost basis to the market value on the day the owner died so heirs selling those assets would pay income tax only on appreciation after the date of death. Assets gifted today, in contrast, dont get the basis step-up. Therefore, individuals or couples who have total estate assets below the new exemption amounts may want to consider leaving those in their estate being cautious, of course, that the exemption is scheduled to be reduced again in 2026. Other considerations Many existing wills and trusts include a provision funding a credit shelter trust or by-pass trust with the maximum current exemption amount. These amounts may not have been available to the spouse at death of the grantor. Therefore, these documents may need to be amended given the size of the new exemption amounts. Consider, too, that certain states do not follow the new federal law when assessing their respective state estate taxes. Any new gifting may still create taxes in states that have their own estate tax. There are many factors to consider when applying the new estate tax provisions. As part of our comprehensive wealth planning, the trust company can bring together your attorney, CPA and other planners to take advantage of these new laws, transfer the optimum amount out of your estate, achieving positive outcomes for your family and heirs. This information is not intended to be and should not be treated as legal advice, investment advice or tax advice. Readers, including professionals, should under no circumstances rely upon this information as a substitute for their own research or for obtaining specific legal or tax advice from their own counsel.
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201834 The next time that you feel depressed, angry, envious, unhappy, or are simply having a bad day, try a little experiment by forcing yourself to take stock in those things in life for which you are grateful. Youll find that if you are in a true state of gratitude, you cant experience negative emotions at the same time. This begs the question what is true gratitude? A true state of gratitude is proactive. Many confuse reactive gratitude with proactive gratitude. Reactive gratitude is passive. It occurs when someone does something good for you. It is therefore passive in the sense that you are not the one acting to create the feeling. You respond in a gracious or polite way. You may say thank you or write a note to show your appreciation. Ive heard people tell me that they have nothing to be grateful for. They may feel this way because recently no one has done anything noteworthy for them. My kids didnt send me so much as a birthday card, or my boss didnt recognize my achievement at work, all demonstrate a feeling that the speaker considers gratitude to be something that the world is supposed to create for him or her. Those people who wait for reactive gratitude continually feel that they exist on the short end of life. While it would be nice if we all received kudos, compliments and favors, the world doesnt tend to work that way. Proactive gratitude, on the other hand, is a feeling that we create for ourselves. We originate the feeling within our own mind. This happens when we appreciate the value of something. So gratitude and appreciation are intertwined. The word appreciate has several meanings in the dictionary. The first meaning is to have increased value. We are all familiar with how investments in stocks appreciate, or that real estate can appreciate in value. When you feel an appreciation for someone, you feel that they have an increase in value to you. You feel gratitude that this person is a part of your life. It takes no action on their part, the feeling of appreciation starts from within your own mind. The funny thing about feeling appreciation for someone is that not only do you increase that persons significance and value in your own mind, but by expressing your appreciation and gratitude to that person, you are also likely to increase the value that they feel about themselves and that they feel about you. So this proactive gratitude has a multiplier effect. A second definition for appreciate is to fully understand. Youve probably said to someone in the past that you appreciate her situation. This acknowledges that you have listened to her and feel that you fully understand whatever it is that she speaks of. Proactive gratitude may therefore involve fully understanding a situation and being grateful for it. This can include setbacks. Instead of allowing a problem to destroy your day, you could be grateful that it is an experience that you may learn from and improve upon. Consider, for example, a problem with a co-worker. Your mind might focus on all of the things that he does to thwart your progress or otherwise annoy you. Armed with all of these destructive emotions, you decide to meet with this co-worker to hash out your differences. If you do so without first establishing your own mindset of gratitude, you probably wont find much success. Youve dug a deep hole from which it will be difficult for either party to escape. Rather, try this exercise: Start by writing down five things that you appreciate about your co-worker. The appreciation exercise may include things that you know about him that you fully understand what he may be going through at this moment that may explain the behavior that leads to the problems. This might be difficult to accomplish at first, since you may be initially filled with negative emotions. But if you can separate out the persons good qualities from the behaviors that you find toxic, then youre on the right path. By de-personalizing the issues, you are making them about the behavior and not about the person. By transforming your thinking, you are much more likely to find success. Having a mindset that includes proactive gratitude can be powerful. It means that in any situation in life, you can start a value creation and understanding process that increases the value of everything around you. And like your muscles when working out, the more that you practice proactive gratitude, the faster and better you will become in appreciating your blessings in life and the happier and more content you will be. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerGratitudeby Craig R. 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You have the option of submitting a paper application by mail. For either application, you must submit the completed loan application and a signed and dated IRS Form 4506-T giving permission for the IRS to provide SBA your tax return information. Apply In Person You may also apply in person at any Disaster Recovery Center and receive continued on page 38
35 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 Speaker To Review Issues Facing VotersOn Thursday, September 20, the Democratic Club of the Islands will feature national political consultant Bob Schaeffer, who will address the topic, How to Capture Progressive Victories This November. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Founders Room at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way, and is free and open to the public. Schaeffer will review recent primary election results and assess the local, state and national races where significant wins are most likely. Among the topics covered will be the many controversial ballot questions facing Florida voters. A 19-year Sanibel resident, Schaeffer is the president of FairDistrictsNow, the statewide redistrict reform organization, and treasurer of the Progress Florida Education Institute. He is co-author of the book Winning Local and State Elections and has consulted for many campaigns around the country and locally through his firm Public Policy Communications. Previously, Schaeffer was an editorial writer at the NBC-TV affiliate in Boston, research director of the Massachusetts Legislatures Joint Committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, and worked for several years as a research associate in the Education Research Center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was both an undergraduate and graduate student. Democrats, Progressives and everyone interested in learning more about the ballot issues in Florida are invited to attend. To join the Democratic Club of the Islands, bring your check payable to DCI for $30 for single or $60 for family membership. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 634-4295. Bob Schaeffer photo provided ABWA Speaker Series LuncheonThe community is invited a discussion with Laurie Verme on Tuesday, September 25 at the Women in Leadership Speaker Series presented by the American Business Womens Association (ABWA). Verme will present The Road to Success is ALWAYS Under Construction, reviewing the business and personal journey that brought her to Sanibel. Verme and daughter Alice are owner and general manager, respectively, of Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream and Geppettos Beach Foodies. All women fighting for success in the business world have experienced ups and downs, said Verme. I look forward to talking about our story and the most important lesson we have learned along the way: never give up. Following exhilarating business successes as a McDonalds franchisee in New York coupled with a devastating blow to her boutique hotel on the East Coast of Florida dealt by Hurricane Wilma, Verme followed her own advice and did not give up. She purchased Pinocchios, the popular Sanibel Island ice cream business and sister shop Geppettos Beach Foodies, a croissant bakery offering grab and go beach cuisine, as a franchise in November 2017 from Donna and Tom Puma. The Pumas are now officers of the parent company, Gustare Foods, LLC. The Pumas focus on handcrafted products, unique presentations, friendly staff and generous portions has not changed, but Verme has added touches of her own that have escalated business success, including extending hours and adding a delivery model in the upcoming season. At first we were reluctant to relinquish control of the Sanibel operation; it has been our baby for 12 years, said Puma. But when we met Laurie and Alice, and saw their tenacity and commitment, we knew the brands were in good hands. Vermes inspiring story starts with being told she couldnt succeed in business as a woman, said Gloria Garrett of HMG, president of the ABWA Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter. Her journey through the business world from New York to both coasts of Florida is loaded with lessons for all of us, women and men alike. The meeting will be held at Sundial Beach Resort and Spa, located at 1451 Middle Gulf Drive. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and speaker from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $20. RSVP at info@ABWASanibelCaptiva. org or register on Eventbrite at https:// ABWASanibelCaptiva.Eventbrite.com. Laurie and Alice Verme photo provided
Twins Future Brightens With Stars Of The Fort Myers Miracle League Championship Teamby Ed FrankDespite the disappointing season of the Minnesota Twins, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel thanks to two youngsters who were first-round draft picks and led the Fort Myers Miracle to the Florida State League Championship recently. The Miracle won the championship Monday night by defeating the Daytona Tortugas, three games to one, with an 8-5 victory in the best-of-five series. Las Vegas oddsmakers dont establish odds for Minor League baseball. If they did, the Miracle would have been long-shots to win the tough Florida State League title. After finishing near the bottom of the leagues south division in the seasons first-half, they reversed fortunes in the second-half by winning the south division title on the last day of the regular season. And then the Miracle swept through the playoffs by defeating the Palm Beach Cardinals two games to none and Dayton three games to one. Thats a 5-1 post-season record to gain their second league championship in franchise history, the first since 2014. Now back to these two stars of the future: Royce Lewis, the 19-year-old infielder who was the Twins first-round, first overall selection in the 2017 Major League draft, has advanced rapidly in the Twins farm system, starting last year in the Gulf Coast Twins rookie team, moving up to Low A Cedar Rapids and now on the Miracle where he hit .313. And then there is outfielder Alex Kiriloff, 21, taken 15th in the first round of the 2015 draft, who went five-for-five in one of the playoff games. Kiriloff missed the entire 2017 season due to Tommy John surgery. On Monday, the Miracles Ryan Costello drilled a three-run home run as part of a five-run third inning and teammate Shane Carrier added two RBI on an infield single in a three-run fifth inning for the eight runs. Daytona had jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning on two Miracle errors that led to the three unearned runs. The Tortugas Ibandel Isabel hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to close the gap to 8-5, but it was the closest they would come. SUN ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201836 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Entering 2018, name the last player to have at least 70 stolen bases in a season. 2. Who was the first National League pitcher to save 50 or mor e games in a season? 3. Which quarterback holds the NCAA r ecord for most combined yards in a season? 4. Who was the last Milwaukee Bucks All-Star befor e Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2017? 5. Name the last team befor e Vegas in 2018 to sweep the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the NHL playoffs. 6. Befor e Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in 2018, when was the last time that two NASCAR drivers won at least five races each during the first 17 races of the season? 7. In 2018, Roger Feder er became the second-oldest male tennis player (36 years, 173 days) to win a Grand Slam when he captured the Australian Open. Who is the oldest to do it? ANSWERS 1. Bostons Jacoby Ellsbury, in 2009. 2. Randy Myers had 53 saves for the Chicago Cubs in 1993. 3. Texas Tech QB B.J. Symons, with 5,976 yards in 2003. 4. Michael Redd, in 2004. 5. Detroit did it in 2000. 6. Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson, in 2010. 7. Ken Rosewall won the Australian Open in 1972 at the age of 37. 239.472.0004Thinking of Selling?The Pfeifer Team has128 Sales This Year!Call Us for a Professional Consultation PRGHomeTeam.com Lifeguard Certification Course OfferedAn American Red Cross Lifeguard Course will be held at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Friday, September 21 from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday, September 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Upon completion of the three-day course, participants will be certified in lifeguarding, first aid, as well as adult and pediatric CPR/AED for the professional rescuer. The American Red Cross now offers course manuals online. Course material will not be provided. Participants must print a copy of the manual or download it prior to the beginning of class. For step-by-step instructions for downloading and printing the course manuals, as well as swimming ability prerequisites, call the rec center at 472-0435. Course cost is $210 for members and $275 for non-members. Must be at least 15 years old to register and able to attend all class sessions. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. For more information, contact Tasha Maddix, aquatics manager, at tasha. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly and annual memberships are available. For more information, visit www.mysanibel.com. With a 65-77 season record and 15-1/2 games behind Cleveland in the American League Central Division at the start of the week, the Twins are certainly a major disappointment this year. And there are rumbles that the new front-office staff of the Twins may want to replace manager Paul Molitor at the end of the season. Lewis and Kiriloff could play a major role in the future of the Minnesota Twins. Its always fun when a local team wins a championship, but thats not the purpose of Minor League baseball. The purpose is to develop minor leaguers to become major leaguers. Thats why its discouraging to local baseball fans to see a favorite player advance to the next level of baseball during a season. But the coming and going of players all season long is the story of Minor League baseball. Each of the 30 Major League teams have more than 200 players in their farm system developmental programs that cost each team millions of dollars each year. And history shows less than 10 percent will ever make it to the big show. Congratulations to the Miracle upon winning the league title. But its doubtful we will see many of the team in a Miracle uniform next year. Thats Minor League baseball. From page 8Budgetproposed 2.2186 in fiscal year 2019, a decrease of 23.5 percent. According to the executive summary of the 2019 budget, lowering the overall tax burden to the citizens of Sanibel continues to be a priority for the city, but a number of challenges including increased public safety expenditures, disaster preparedness and stressed revenue streams needed to be addressed. The city is currently in the application process for reimbursement of approximately $3.8 million for Hurricane Irma related recovery expenditures from the State of Florida and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the report reads. As these reimbursements are still in process, there is no budgeted receipt of funds in the budget. In preparation for the potential of additional storms for the current season, the city has secured a $5 million line of credit with a local financial institution, should the need arise. The toxic algae bloom and fresh water releases from Lake Okeechobee had an immediate effect on the financial results in fiscal year 2018, the report concludes. However, it is important to note that the short-term and long-term effects on property values and the overall Sanibel economy have yet to be fully realized and will need to be continually evaluated as we move into fiscal year 2019 and beyond. The citys final budget hearing will be held at 5:01 p.m. on Monday, September 24 at MacKenzie Hall, located at 800 Dunlop Road. Participation by members of the public is welcomed and encouraged.
37 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018Public Invited To Welcome Home CelebrationCollier-Lee Honor Flight, an organization whose mission is to transport local veterans to Washington, DC to visit memorials and honor their service, invites the public to attend the welcome home celebration at Southwest Florida International Airport on Saturday, September 29 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. More than 2,000 family members, local service members, law enforcement and well-wishers are expected at the welcome home ceremony for the veterans on the American Airlines flight returning from Washington, DC. Seventy-five senior veterans will be returning from a one-day trip to Washington DC to visit the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial. The trip includes laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. Each veteran will be accompanied by a guardian, a volunteer that has paid for their trip and ensures that every veteran has a safe, memorable and rewarding experience. Twelve Gold Star family members, families that have lost a loved one in battle, will accompany the veterans as guardians for the day. An increasing number of WWII veterans are unable to take the flight to Washington, DC due to health issues. Ten of these Honor at Home veterans will be included in the welcome home celebration when the traveling veterans return from their day in Washington. These trips are not possible without public support, said Sean Lux, founder and director of Collier-Lee Honor Flight. Veterans tell us that the Honor Flight is one of the best days of their life. Many had given up hope of seeing the memorials. Now they have hope, but time is running out to give one last thank you to our proud heroes who sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms. Two hundred twenty-five veterans will participate in a total of three Collier-Lee Honor Flights in 2018. A single flight can cost more than $80,000. Support for these trips is provided by donors and volunteers and is at no cost to the veterans. Top priority is given to most senior heroes survivors of WWII and any veteran with a terminal illness. The program also extends to Korean and Vietnam War Veterans as space allows, on a chronological basis. The next Collier-Lee Honor Flight will take place on Saturday, October 20. The welcome home for the October 20 flight will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Southwest Florida International Airport. Veterans can apply for an Honor Flight by visiting www. collierleehonorflight.org/how-to-apply or calling 777-9295. Collier-Lee Honor Flight is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, 100 percent volunteer organization relying solely on donations. To learn more, visit www. collierhonorflight.org, email info@ collierleehonorflight.org or call 7779295. Visit on Facebook at facebook. com/colliercountyhonorflight. A senior veteran is welcomed home this past May photos provided A veteran receiving kisses at WWII Memorial Honor Flight Is your Estate Plan providing you COMFORT, CONFIDENCE & CLARITY? Attorneys at Law SHEPPARD, BRETT, STEWART, HERSCH, KINSEY & HILL P.A. 9100 College Pointe Court Fort Myers, FL 33919 Phone 239.425.9383 Fax 239.334.3965 www.sbshlaw.com Craig R. HerschFlorida Bar Board Certied Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA Will Power Columnist, The Island Sun or a copy of one of our books, visit estateprograms.com For FREE Selecting who should serve as your trustee during your incapacity and, ultimately, after your passing is not as simple as you may think. Learn what characteristics to look for when choosing those who will handle the future of your estate.Craig R. HerschFlorida Bar Board Certi ed Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA SELECTING YOUR TRUSTEE online resources
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201838 Doctor and DieticianNSAIDs And Joint Injuriesby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDAre NSAIDs (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs) helpful for joint injuries? Anything that decreases inflammation is detrimental to the healing process with regular use. NSAIDs, for example, should only be prescribed when inflammation is the true cause of the problem. In the case of soft tissue injury, inflammation is the solution for the problem. Patients are often prescribed NSAIDs, immobilized with a brace or boot, or told to rest the joint for weeks, to try and heal a sprain or other injury. Nothing could be worse for the articular cartilage of our joints. The articular cartilage can only receive nourishment from the synovial fluid when it is pushed into the joint by weight-bearing and loading. The cartilage has no blood supply of its own. Moving, exercising and loading the joint will allow the nourishment to get into the articular cartilage and the waste products to get out. NSAIDs and immobilization have a destructive effect on cartilage in the long-term. What about swelling? Joint swelling indicates that the joint is unstable. The injured person has two choices: change the chemistry that is causing the joint swelling or treat the cause of the joint instability. Medication is a temporary solution that changes the chemistry by blocking the substances that cause the swelling. However, since NSAIDs dont stop the underlying disease process, the joint instability is never resolved. With the bodys protective mechanisms of pain and swelling gone, the person puts too much pressure on the joint, creating a vicious cycle of further injury and degeneration until the joint is destroyed and a joint replacement is eventually recommended. The preferable option to the destructive NSAID cycle is to repair soft tissue injuries with regenerative treatments, like prolotherapy, that are designed to alleviate pain by resolving the underlying joint instability and stop cartilage deterioration. 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. Tears Of Joyby Bryan HayesWe recently received a call from a sweet couple who said they needed a chandelier repaired and hung. We let the couple know that although we would be happy to hang their family treasure, we would need to find someone who specializes in this type of repair. So after a couple of weeks at the repair shop, it was time to hang their treasure. While we were preparing to hang their family heirloom, the customer told us how when she was a child, she would go to her grandmothers house for the holidays and would stare in awe at this 100-plus-year-old chandelier. It was at that point that I started getting nervous. Then she proceeded to tell us that it was valued at over $10,000. Well, the uh oh factor reached critical levels. We were committed at this point and thankfully, it all went well without a hitch. So after many years in storage, she finally had somewhere to hang this beautiful peace of art. She was crying tears of joy when she was able to flip the switch for the first time while on the other hand, we were sweating bullets. FYI, I didnt tell Rigo (my man pictured) all of this until after it was securely in place. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Sanibel Air technician Rigo, left, with the appreciative couple photo provided From page 1Childrens Hospitalface painters, superheroes, princesses and mascots, animals, games, crafts and live entertainment. Reservations are not necessary and there is no charge to attend. In July, Golisano Childrens Hospital was selected the most beautiful hospital in the country, according to Soliant Healths 2018 list of the 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. Soliant Health, an Atlanta-based healthcare staffing company, conducted a month-long national poll of medical facilities across the United States. After all 262,613 votes were tallied, Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida appeared at the top of the annual rankings. According to Soliant Healths press release, Golisanos imaginativelylandscaped indoor-and-outdoor gardens and playful multicolored lighting effects across the balconies of its main atrium have helped carry it to the #1 spot. This thoughtful design, created with children and their families in mind, makes Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida which received 68,146 votes one to admire. The honor is one that everyone at the Fort Myers medical facility considers quite prestigious. The community came together to make Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida a reality, and we are humbled to receive this national honor, said Armando Llechu, chief administrative officer of Golisano Childrens Hospital. This would not have been possible without the support of our entire staff, who work tirelessly to create an environment where the children and their families can feel at home. Thank you to Soliant for the incredible honor, and we look forward to hosting a communitywide celebration in our garden in the coming weeks. The family-oriented Southwest Florida medical facility which opened in 2017 treats more than 25,000 patients annually, contains 128 patient beds, and is the only accredited childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami. This recognition marks the fifth time a Lee Health hospital has been named to Soliants 20 most beautiful hospitals. Soliants top 20 most beautiful hospital list also includes Meadows Regional Medical Center (Vidalia, Georgia), Elmhurst (Illinois) Hospital, Riverview Medical Center (Red Bank, New Jersey), Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend (Springfield, Oregon), Norton Sound Regional Hospital (Nome, Alaska), Mosaic Life Care (Saint Joseph, Missouri), Intermountain Medical Center (Murray, Utah), Huntsman Cancer Institute (Salt Lake City, Utah), Doctors Memorial Hospital (Bonifay, Florida), Flagler Hospital (St. Augustine, Florida), Valley Childrens Healthcare (Madera, California), Broughton Hospital (Morganton, North Carolina), Duncan (Oklahoma) Regional Hospital, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital (Wheaton, Illinois), La Rabida Childrens Hospital (Chicago, Illinois), Providence Regional Medical Center (Everett, Washington), Cassia Regional Hospital (Burley, Idaho) and Sky Ridge Medical Center (Lone Tree, Colorado). For more information about Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, visit www.leehealth.org/facilities/golisanochildrens-hospital.asp. From page 34Low Interest Loanspersonal, one-on-one help from an SBA representative. In Lee County, loans can be applied for in person at the Business Recovery Center in downtown Fort Myers (same office location supports both declarations): Business Recovery Center Lee County City/Council Annex Building 1825 Hendry Street Fort Myers, FL 33901 Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail email@example.com. Required Information To Complete The Application After a presidential disaster declaration, you must first register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To obtain a registration number, call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585) or visit www. disasterassistance.gov. The following information is required to complete the SBA online application: Contact information for all applicants; Social Security numbers for all applicants; FEMA registration number; Deed or lease information; Insurance information; Financial information (e.g. income, account balances and monthly expenses); Employer Identification Number (EIN) for business applicants. How To Repay A Disaster Loan To make a one-time payment or schedule recurring monthly payments, register online at www.pay.gov and select the 1201 Borrower Payments option. There are several ways you can make a payment on your disaster loan: by phone, by mail or online. To make a payment, contact the SBA disaster customer service center at 1-800-6592955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339). There is no fee for this service. You may also send a check or money order to the SBA. Include your loan number on your check and your payment coupon, if available. Make your check payable to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mail payments to: U.S. Small Business Administration Collections P.O. Box 740192 Atlanta, GA 30374-0192
SUN deaRPharmacistAmazing Health Benefits Of Prunesby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Almost everyone knows what prunes are for, they help you get going! Your parents probably kept them in the cabinet, and offered them to you when you were a kid. Prunes are actually just dried plums, and theyre fruits of the tree species Prunus domestica, hence the name. Speaking of names, which would you rather eat? Prunes which help with bowel function, or dried plums? Honestly, which sound more palatable?! For purely marketing reasons, the name was changed, which offered mass appeal. What they couldnt change was how shriveled up and sticky these guys are when you eat them. But dont let that hinder you because prunes have been scientifically proven to help soften stools and induce a laxative type effect due to their sorbitol content. Prune juice will not work because the actual fruit provides the fiber, juice does not. Do prunes have other medicinal benefits? Yes, surprisingly important ones too. Bones Prunes have been shown in multiple studies to prevent, and even reverse, bone loss in post-menopausal women. Theyre good for osteoporosis. Prunes work by suppressing the rate of bone turnover. In fact, prominent researchers wrote an article in the British Journal of Nutrition and after studying the fruits, they have come to the conclusion that prunes are the most effective fruit in both preventing and reversing bone loss. Blood Vessels A placebo-controlled trial out of Pakistan showed that eating just one serving of prunes each day could significantly lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Those who ate the prunes had a reduction in both their systolic and diastolic blood pressure (top and bottom numbers). Brain Eating prunes might preserve your brain. In an animal model study, feeding rodents an extract of plums helped to maintain their cognitive function. Not only was their memory recall improved, there was less formation of beta amyloid plaques, which are the same damaging protein found in patients with Alzheimers disease. Even if everything is moving right along in your life, consider adding prunes to your diet if only to help you with blood pressure regulation, bone health and memory. Its mind-blowing to think such a simple thing could help so much. As a pharmacist, I see no risk to this, and only benefit. But, of course, dont eat too many prunes or youll get diarrhea. If youre constipation is due to opiate usage (such as oxycodone or hydrocodone), then this would require an OTC medication such as MiraLAX. The prunes are fine, but will not be enough. If your constipation is secondary to hypothyroidism, prunes will not be enough. You will need thyroid medication. I have written about this extensively on my website. Prunes would be fantastic on a salad. Or just eat them whole. Recipes exist everywhere including my website, where I also have a longer version of this article posted. If you simply cant stand prunes, then plums are a great alternative. Plums contain the same anthocyanins that prunes do, and they are even juicier. 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. 39 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have a roommate who I notice worries about everything. I would like to help her but I am not sure what to say. Can you help?A: Worry and anxiety are often resistant to change, especially if the worry has been habitual for a long time. If you feel your roommate is a chronic worrier, this emotion is an attempt to gain control and overcome a sense of helplessness about the future. It would help her to realize that there are healthier and better coping mechanisms than worrying. The usual mainstream treatments, including anti-anxiety medications, psychotherapy and behavioral interventions may be useful for many, however, I prefer to use an approach using a wellness mandala and help the client work through quadrant as a symbol of wholeness and balance in life. If one of these mind, body, spirit and emotional elements is missing, then one is not whole or balanced in life. For example, if your roommate is dealing with worry and is not aware it is a form of spiritual disengagement or she doesnt know what to do about that, she wont get far on her own. If one is unsure how to find inner calm, being anxious is a tenuous emotional position that needs additional work. It would be most helpful for your roommate to have some reprogramming of her biology of anxiety, worry and shift to inner calm. You can suggest to her to seek a meditation class, a holistic practitioner who specializes in this area, or to familiarize herself with some natural remedies such as 5-HTP, calcium/magnesium, or any other natural supplements to calm her nervous system. Often, when worry is brought to ones conscious attention, worry can be shifted to that inner calm that resides beneath the outer layer of worry. Opportunities are then provided for ones soul to expand and learn. Our intuition is also a calming tool to combat worry. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.drconstanceclancy.com. Overeaters AnonymousIf food is a problem for you, Overeaters Anonymous can help. Meetings are held in Room 132 at Sanibel Community Church on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 9 a.m. For more meeting information, visit www.southwestfloa.org. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. Lee Health Hospitals Rated High PerformingLee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center earned recognition as a 2018 Best Regional Hospital, ranking No. 12 in Florida out of 250 hospitals evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. The hospitals (combined) earned High Performance ratings in six medical procedures and conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery and heart bypass surgery. The ranking is two spots ahead of 2017. Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center earned High Performance ratings in COPD and heart failure. This recognition from U.S. News & World Report demonstrates Lee Healths commitment to being a national leader for the advancement of health and healing, said Larry Antonucci, MD, MBA, Lee Health president and CEO. As we continue to transform our processes to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care, we look to our high performing areas for inspiration and leadership. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals analysis reviews facilities performance in clinical specialties, conditions and procedures. Scores are based on several factors, including patient safety, survival and nurse staffing. Hospitals are ranked nationally and regionally within states and major metro areas. The annual ratings in procedures and conditions focus on Medicare patients. U.S. News profiles and evaluates every hospital in the American Hospital Associations Annual Survey Database. In 2018, U.S. News evaluated data on nearly 5,000 hospitals, nearly all inpatient facilities in the country, in 16 adult specialties, nine adult procedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. Only 10 to 20 percent of hospitals were rated High Performing in each of the specialties, procedures and conditions evaluated.
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 201840 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 . .................................... 277-1700 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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My foster mom calls me Tilly for short. Im about a year old and was found in the area of East Lake Road, off Casa Ybel Road. Some kind people took me in. The lady from PAWS took me over to Coral Veterinary Clinic in Fort Myers to have them look me over. I have been combo-tested (negative), had FVRCP and rabies immunizations, was treated for fleas and will be spayed this month. I did not have a microchip. PAWS was not able to find my people, and I am now available for adoption. My foster mom loves cuddling with me. She says Im such a sweet girl and someone will be very lucky to have me. Hello, Im Sasha. I was picked up on Airport Road off Casa Ybel by the Sanibel Police after a call from a local resident. I am approximately 1 to 2 years old, have no microchip and am a tan/black tabby. I am very sweet and gentle and am now in a foster home. My combo test for FIV/ FeLV/Heartworms was negative. I have been given immunizations for FVRCP, FeLV, rabies, and given a heartworm and flea preventive. I will likely be spayed this month. Please consider giving me a forever home. These young cats are extremely sweet and well-behaved. If you are interested in adopting one or both of these beautiful girls, call Pam at PAWS, 472-4823. Sasha Matilda Haven on Earth Animal LeagueCharlie Brown And PaigeHi! Im Charlie Brown. I am a handsome, 4-year-old male tabby with a very sweet personality. I am looking for a quiet home with someone who wants to give me lots of affection. Im currently living with a foster family. I have been fully vetted and brought up to date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $75. Hello, Im Paige. I am a beautiful, calico female kitty, not even 2 years old. I am very affectionate, and I even get along with friendly dogs. I have been fully vetted and brought up to date on all vaccines. I tested positive for FIV, but Im told that I can still live a long, happy life once I find my forever home. I am currently staying with a foster mom and am not real crazy about the other cats in the house, so I would like to be an only cat. My adoption fee is $75. We are being cared for by Haven on Earth Animal League. For more information, call Diane at 860-833-4472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Charlie Brown Paige Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesJack And CoriMy name is Jack and Im one of the oldies but goodies, about 8 years old. Dont let my age fool you, I still act like a teenager. Im a petite 12 pounds and super wellmannered. I will sit for a treat and wait patiently for you to give it to me. I am a gentle soul that recently attended an event and got along well with the other dogs of all ages. The best part of my senior status is, if you are also of a senior status, my adoption fee is waived. Im Cori and I came to the shelter with my sister Ginger as supposed strays. At first, I was not at all happy about being here, but I quickly changed my tune and both my sister and I are now staff favorites. I am definitely more spirited and will have no problem letting you know what I want and when. I have become quite the cuddle bug when I am in the mood. My adoption fee is $10. Cats and kittens are two-for-one; adopt one and you can take home a feline friend at no additional charge. 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. Jack ID# A752177 Cori ID# A750789
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Kurt Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE SCRAMBLERS Hortoons Subdivision City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Grand Ole Man Fort Myers Beach 1987 2,536 $1,599,000 $1,400,000 89 Magnolia Bend Estero 2006 3,580 $1,425,000 $1,387,500 4 Sanibel Estates Sanibel 1969 1,447 $899,000 $850,000 238 Oak Bend Fort Myers 2007 3,877 $880,000 $880,000 0 Somerset Fort Myers 2017 3,936 $750,000 $727,500 5 Lexington Country Club Fort Myers 1997 2,848 $675,000 $675,000 4 Siesta Isles Fort Myers Beach 1969 1,703 $650,000 $615,000 202 Sunny Grove Estero 2008 3,855 $649,900 $600,000 102 Cape Coral Cape Coral 1969 2,002 $629,000 $600,000 142 Oaks of Estero Estero 2018 2,698 $628,499 $619,500 154
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