Songwriter Fest On CaptivaThe Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is kicking off its fifth year with an impressive lineup of talented singer-songwriters. The festival begins on Captiva with performances on Friday, September 21continued on page 38 SEPTEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET : 7:16 7:27 7:17 7:26 7:17 7:25 7:18 7:24 7:18 7:22 7:18 7:21 7:19 7:20 VOL. 26, NO. 12 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands Weather and Tides pa ge 30Sidekicks Shaving Heads For Cancer AwarenessAs part of childhood cancer awareness month, Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Chief Administrative Officer Armando Llechu, alongside more than a dozen others including doctors and team members, community leaders and influential individuals from Southwest Florida, will have their heads shaved by pediatric cancer patients on Friday, September 28 in the main atrium of the childrens hospital. To raise awareness and drive philanthropic support that will help local children with cancer, these hero sidekicks are asking the Southwest Florida community to come together and make donations to Barbaras Friends Golisano Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. For more than 20 years, Barbaras Friends has supported lifesaving cancer care for children from across Southwest Florida at Golisano Childrens Hospital. The pediatric hematology/oncology program is continued on page 8 Armando Llechu, center, with patients at Golisano Childrens Hospital photo provided Dylan Altman is one of the performers photo courtesy www.fortmyers-sanibel.com CROW Animal Ambassador ReleasedA gopher tortoise and animal ambassador at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) for the past three years, has been returned to the wild at Perico Preserve in Manatee County after being deemed rehabilitated and capable of survival by state officials. Shelldon, an adult male gopher tortoise, first arrived at CROWs wildlife hospital on July 4, 2015 after being struck by a vehicle and dragged along the pavement for a short distance. As a result of the incident, Shelldon suffered carapace (upper shell) fractures, loss of a majority of his front claws and 70 percent of his continued on page 11 Shelldon spent over three years being rehabilitated at CROW photo provided Lemonade Sales Benefit Wildlifeby Jeff LysiakBack on September 1, eight local youngsters decided to operate a lemonade stand, with proceeds from sales of the sweet beverage being donated to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). According to mothers Beth Anne Whalen and Amy Selby, their children Wyatt, Lydia and Camille Whalen, along with Ava, Brooks, Chloe and Brynn Selby and neighbor Heidi Hall spent much of their Saturday running a lemonade stand at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Sable Street. The kids were getting down about the conditions on the island caused by red tide, said Beth Anne Whalen. Being island kids, so much of their daily lives and activities revolve around the water swimming in the gulf, playing on the beach, fishing and kayaking. After learning that patient admissions at the wildlife hospital were up by nearly 25 percent, the children decided to sell lemonade and bottled water, with all of their proceeds continued on page 25 From left, Wyatt Whalen, Lydia Whalen, Heidi Hall, Brooks Selby, Brynn Selby, Ava Selby, Camille Whalen and Chloe Selby at their lemonade stand photo by Beth Anne Whalen
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3 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 rfntrbfrfrntbr t btrffftbt fttrrrt tbrtr t t bt rrfrnt t rbt r tb n f This is a great time to stock up for the Holidays! Hurry, book your appointments and come visit! Sale runs from 9/17 thru 9/30. rffnt New Bibles For Chapel TimeSummit Christian Preschool students received new Easy Reader Bibles for their chapel time on Monday mornings at Sanibel Community Church. The students will study from their Bibles each week. The VPK class enjoys their time on Mondays inside the 100-year-old historic chapel. If you are interested in a tour of the school or for more information on registration, call 472-5500 or 472-2684. From left, Taylor Szymanczyk, Yari Mendez, Brynn Selby, chapel teacher Holly Patton-Roark, Truman Jones and Blake Walsh photo provided Meetings On Motherhood ResumeThe groups MOPS and MOMSnext are on a mission to celebrate motherhood. The goal is to build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising children is beautiful and difficult, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. The groups connect moms who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25 from 9 to 11:15 a.m. in Room 107 of the Family Life Center at Sanibel Community Church. A MOPS/MOMSnext meeting includes practical teaching through speakers, demonstrations and videos. Food is also provided. All mothers are welcome to join in for honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, September through May. Child care is available for those moms with children ages infant to 6. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, next to Jerrys market. For more information, contact group coordinator Christine Szymanczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org. From left, Kayla Schuneman, Allison Quillen, Carol Plassard, Emma Hall, Amy Selby, Kari Wheeler, Christine Szymanczyk, Buffy Doster and Jessica Kerscher photo provided
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 20184 In September of 1622, The Nuestra Senora De Atocha, carrying $400 million worth of treasure fell victim to a crushing hurricane. Lost at sea for over 300 years until 1985 when Mel Fisher discovered the Mother Load. Come in and choose from an array of very rare, authentic Atocha coins, loose or set in 14k gold, and enjoy the pride of wearing a genuine piece of history.Periwinkle Place Shops Sanibel Island 239-472-4177 CongressJewelers.com SEALIFE FASHION DIAMONDS ESTATE Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel 239-472-2591 LINDA MARISA JEANNE Manicures and Pedicures by Lois Hair Styling by Lily rfntbb b b b b b b b Find us on bb tOpen Monday-Saturdaywww.threecraftyladies.com 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 Jewish congregation has Friday Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m. (7 p.m. from May to Sept.) in Fellowship Hall of Sanibel Congregational UCC, 2050 Periwinkle Way. Rabbi Stephen Fuchs. President Alan Lessack. www.batyam.org, 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 CHURCH Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship 8, 9 and 11 a.m. Traditional in historic Chapel, 8 a.m. Contemporary and childrens church in the main sanctuary, 9 a.m. Traditional in the main sanctuary, 11 a.m. Childcare available at all services. 1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684 SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST The Re verend Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Reverend Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor, 7:45 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. Discussion On Sukkot At Sunday Seminar SeriesRabbi Stephen Fuchs of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands will join the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, senior pastor of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, for a presentation about Sukkot, sometimes called the Festival of the Booths, on Sunday, September 23 at 9 a.m. This session in the Sunday Seminar Series will be held in Heron Hall, on the lower level of the church. Rabbi Fuchs will explain the origins of this pilgrimage festival and some of its theological significance. He will discuss the various practices which surround it, including the building of booths, or huts temporary shelters reminiscent of the wandering of the Israelites for 40 years after their escape from slavery in Egypt. Rabbi Fuchs and Pastor Danner will both reflect on the significance of Sukkot and its theological themes in terms of environmental stewardship. All are also invited to attend the 10 a.m. worship service which follows, when Pastor Danner will speak on The Wisdom of James. Music will also be a part of the service. Following the service, everyone will be invited to join in a special time in the sukkah that members of Bat Yam will have created in the courtyard of the facility that both congregations share. Refreshments will be served. Sukkot lasts from September 23 to September 30 this year. All Sunday morning programs and services are free and open to the public. The church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call 472-0497 or visit www.sanibelucc.org. The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner and Rabbi Stephen Fuchs photo provided
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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 20188 Independently Owned And OperatedCOPYRIGHT 2018 Island Sun LORKEN Publications, Inc.Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersLeah Biery Barbara Cacchione Kay Casperson Constance Clancy, EdD Suzy Cohen Linda Coin Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Shelley Greggs Jarred Harris Marion Hauser, MS, RD Ross Hauser, MD Bryan Hayes Craig R. Hersch Shirley Jewell Dr. Jose H. Leal, PhD Capt. Matt Mitchell Trinette Nelson Gerri Reaves PhD Angela Larson Roehl Hannah Star Rogers J. Brendan Ryan, CLU, ChFC, MSFS Di Saggau Jeanie TinchUSPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, FL, 33957. Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 8,000 10,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. 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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 Sanibel Scenes Calendar An Island Traditionby Jeff LysiakFor the sixth consecutive year, one of the islands best known Lions, handymen and amateur photographers has self-published his own calendar, 12 months of photographs that capture some of Sanibel, Captiva and the surrounding areas most magnificent sights of nature and wildlife. Bob Kern, former owner of Island Graphics, recently released Sanibel Scenes 2019, an 8.5-inch by 11-inch calendar featuring some of his personal favorite photographs. They include closeup images of an orchid in bloom (April), a pair of young anhingas feeding (February) and upside down pelicans flying into the water (October), a juvenile alligator (July), a flock of roseate spoonbills (January) and three stunning sunsets (May, August and November). For this years edition, Kern again drew upon his ever-growing inventory of nature photographs. I think after six years, its kind of a nice tradition, said Kern, who produced his first calendar in 2014 at the suggestion of Sanibel Public Library Director Margaret Mohundro. I enjoy taking pictures, and I like the process of putting the calendar together every year. One of the trademarks Kern is known for are his one-liners, which have frequently been used in the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce weekly email newsletter. Among his wittier remarks included in the 2019 calendar are: I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me. Broken pencils are pointless. I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words. Some things are better left unsaid and I usually realize it right after I say them. Kern noted that he carries his camera along with him seven days a week. If he is driving around the island and sees something interesting or unusual, hell stop and take a picture or two. He also said that he enjoys hearing feedback from people who purchase his calendar every year. The first time people flip through it, they notice the photographs. But after they hang it on their wall or fridge, then theyll see the quotes, added Kern. Some people ask me where I get that stuff. Any time I hear or think of something funny, Ill write it down. Then I pick the best ones for the calendar; I never use the same quote or the same photograph twice. The 2019 Sanibel Scenes calendar, priced at $13.95, is available at Baileys General Store, Baileys MarketPlace at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, CVS Pharmacy, Doc Fords Sanibel, Island Pharmacy, Suncatchers Dream and Beach Stuff. Bob Kern pictured with his 2019 Sanibel Scenes calendar photo by Jeff Lysiak Featured during the month of February is a pair of young anhingas photo by Bob KernFrom page 1Awarenessthe only program of its kind in Southwest Florida, and no child is denied treatment or turned away as a result of their familys inability to pay for care. Llechu will have his head shaved by McKenzie Hummer. Ten years ago on January 29, 2008, 8-year-old McKenzie was diagnosed with an aggressive, cancerous brain tumor called medulloblastoma that would threaten to end her life way too early. Twenty surgeries, 30 radiation treatments, 10 months of chemotherapy, numerous hospital stays and doctor visits would follow. Over the last few years, she has battled late-effect complications as a consequence to the treatments she received to save her life. She is a strong young hero that continues to defy the odds every day. Her strength comes from her faith in God, a fire deep inside to win this battle and a contagious smile. McKenzie has been an inspiration to me. From the moment I met McKenzie, I knew she possessed more strength and courage in her little body than I could ever hope to. I was simultaneously encouraged by her strength and saddened by the struggle that is so real in the lives of those we serve, said Llechu. I knew that day that in order to really care for our patients and families, we needed to connect with them and show our support and solidarity in a fun, yet meaningful way. Through this head-shaving event, we can show these children that bald is beautiful, and while we may never have the strength they do, we are with them in their journey. Celebrity barber Yoshi of Blackbeard Company will donate his skills to clean up the sidekicks. For more information about helping kids with cancer in your community, call Lee Health Foundation at 343-6950. To make a donation, visit www.leehealthfoundation.org/ clipsforcancer. For more information on the childrens hospital, visit www. golisanochildrensswfl.org.
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Plant SmartYellow Milkwortby Gerri ReavesNative yellow milkworts (Polygala rugelii) natural habitat is wet pine flatwoods and prairies, where it grows up to three feet high. This wildflower is endemic to Florida, meaning that its found only in this state. Florida has more than 20 native milkwort species. The word Polygala comes from a Greek word meaning many or much, and gala means milk. It was once thought that cows that eat the plant produced more milk, thus the name milkwort. The word rugelii refers to Ferdinand Rugel, a botanist who collected plants in Florida in the early 1800s. The wildflowers showy lemon-yellow flowers are borne in a thimble-shaped dense head an inch to an inch-and-a-half in diameter. The solitary flowers top the slender grass-like stems and bloom mainly in summer and fall, although they can occur throughout the year. Large lateral sepals are at the base of the flower cluster. The alternate lance-shaped upper leaves are small compared to the larger spoon-shaped ones at the base. The lower leaves, which form an irregular rosette, are usually gone by the time the plant blooms. The Institute for Regional Conservation lists this herb as an imperiled species. Although it is not typically cultivated or found in nurseries, you might spot it in wild areas. If so, do not gather plants or seeds from wild specimens. Sources: The Guide to Florida Wildflowers by Walter Kingsley Taylor, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, Wildflowers of Florida by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela, www.flawildflowers.org, and www. floridasnature.com. Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. Endemic yellow milkworts flowerheads are densely packed with tiny flowers photo by Gerri ReavesISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201810 City Establishes New Departmentby Jeff LysiakDuring its September 10 session, members of the Sanibel City Council voted unanimously to establish a Community Services Department, a reorganization of city staff effectively combining the citys planning, public works and building departments into a single entity. After City Manager Judie Zimomra introduced the concept of the new department at the August 7 council meeting, a resolution to approve the pay grades, job titles and pay ranges for positions within the new department was introduced last week. According to the resolution, an official classification plan for all city positions for fiscal year 2018-19 was proposed for the Community Services Department. That plan included eliminating the senior administrative assistant, planning technician, senior planner and planning director positions in the citys former planning department. It also establishes the new positions of support services supervisor and planning supervisor in the planning branch and reclassifies the public works director position to community services director. In addition, the Community Services Department will establish a Tradesworker II position, the recreation department will eliminate the senior lifeguard/instructor and fitness contracts coordinator positions, and the police department will establish a police corporal position. One of the reasons were doing this is to improve the efficiency of the organization, Vice Mayor Mick Denham said last month. Were trying to make it more friendly to our citizens and the community. Following a brief discussion, Councilman Chauncey Goss made a motion to approve the resolution, which was seconded by Denham before being approved, 5 to 0. The resolution will become effective on October 1, the beginning of the first pay period in fiscal year 2018-19. Vegetation Committee Members SoughtAre you interested in Sanibels unique plants and habitats? Would you like to help educate residents, visitors and landscape professionals about the citys vegetation standards and benefits of native plants? The City of Sanibel is looking for members to serve on its vegetation committee. Responsibilities include: Attend committee meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in MacKenzie Hall at city hall; Appointees must earn a passing score on the citys Vegetation Competency exam; Assist in the administration of the citys Vegetation Competency class and exam for landscape professionals. The class and test are offered four times per year; in January, April, June and October, on the first two Friday mornings of the month; Assist the citys planning and natural resources departments with vegetation inspections. Any resident wishing to serve can apply online at www.mysanibel.com. There is no submission deadline. If you have any questions, contact the city managers office at 472-3700. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
11 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 Free with paid Museum admission. ** Preregistration required at ShellMuseum.org/beachwalks Schedules subject to change.SHELLMUSEUM.ORG Shell JewelryFossil Dig Visit the National Shell MuseumCONNECT WITH THE NATURAL WORLD AROUND US! ANDEVERY DAY:Shell Arts & Crafts*, Scavenger Hunts*, Tank Talks*, and Daily Beach Walks** TUESDAYS Fossil Dig, 1-2 p.m.WEDNESDAYS Shell Jewelry, 1-2:30 p.m.THURSDAYS Collections Tour, 1-2 p.m. 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd. Sanibel, Florida 33957 (239) 395-2233 Open Daily, 10 a.m. p.m. On Tuesday afternoons in October, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sanibel Sea School will offer cast netting lessons for students ages 6 to 13. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to throw a cast net for the first time, or to improve their existing skills. In case of poor water quality conditions, alternative science-themed activities will be offered. Pick up and drop off for this program will be at Sanibel Sea Schools Flagship Campus, located at 455 Periwinkle Way. The cost is $20 per child per session. For more information or register, visit www.sanibelseaschool.org or call 472-8585. From page 1Releaseplastron (under shell) was degloved, or scraped away. With time, veterinarians at the wildlife hospital were able to repair his shell fractures, but Shelldons front claws, which are vital to gopher tortoises ability to dig a burrow, never grew back and his plastron left him vulnerable to injury. Since his old burrows had likely been destroyed during his time in the hospital and he was unable to dig a new one, Shelldon was determined to be non-releasable and became an animal ambassador at CROW. As an animal ambassador, Shelldon became a favorite for all ages who visited CROWs Education Center or met him at outreach events around the county. He helped teach thousands of people about his species and the important role they play in the environment as a keystone species. When not on the job, he spent time in his man-made burrow or grazing on hibiscus flowers brought to him by CROW volunteers. It was only in recent weeks that Shelldon began exhibiting behavior the staff had never seen from him before. He began to dig. At first, it was mere scrapings in the dirt, but Shelldon was determined to dig his own burrow. Gradually, his scrapes turned to divots and the divots turned into holes. Eventually, he was able to dig a deep enough burrow that he could fit inside, said Dr. Heather Barron, medical and research director at CROW. After more than three years in our care, his plastron has healed to where it is hard enough to protect him and once he showed us he was capable of digging his own burrow, we knew he was ready. State officials were contacted to consent to his release, and working with Florida Fish and Wildlife biologists, it was arranged for Shelldon to be released on August 27 to a starter burrow at Perico Preserve in Manatee County. This 175-acre park has undergone extensive restoration efforts since 2012, transforming abandoned coastal farmland into a landscape with native habitats. While Perico Preserve offers the ideal habitat for a gopher tortoise to thrive, it also offers an added benefit for Shelldon. His new burrow will be monitored by staff at the preserve to ensure he is adapting well to his new home. Sanibel Sea School will offer cast netting lessons in October photo provided After School Cast Netting Lessons Shelldon on his way to a new home, which will be monitored by staff at the preserve photo provided
Good Water, Bad Waterby Capt. Matt MitchellAll in all, it was a good week on the water with more boats and anglers out on it than I have seen in the past six weeks. Fishing in most parts of the sound was awesome although in a few places we are still experiencing fish kills caused by red tide. Clients have gradually started returning, and business is finally a little bit better than it has been. Without our water quality issues being sensationalized all over the national news, customers who did get out on the water this week were impressed and happy at the state of our fishery despite what they had previously heard. Limits of mangrove snapper came easy all week long in the clean waters of the middle to northern sound. Fishing in five to seven feet of clear water was a joy as you could see mangrove snapper, sheepshead, gag grouper, snook and nurse sharks. The water in the majority of the places I have been fishing is as perfect as we ever see it. Big live shrimp and live shiners had these mangrove snapper going nuts. Over the past weekend, my clients quickly had there limits of mangrove snapper all measuring over 12 inches within the first hour of fishing and, often, all at the first stop of the day. Catch-and-release snook fishing in and around the passes was also on fire when the passes were free of red tide. During the first 30 minutes of a low incoming tide while finishing a fourhour charter in Blind Pass one day this week, we basically had every bait we cast get hit. Most of these snook were 20 to 26 inches, but we did manage one larger 30-inch fish. Getting on a nonstop snook bite like this brought a glimmer of hope that hopefully our fishery will be ok again. I returned several days in a row this week to get on the snook action in Blind Pass. Then just a couple of days later, the whole pass was full of dead fish floating everywhere. The latest red tide report shows the majority of our water is getting better. All I can think of to explain this big fish kill is that the fish choking red tide must have pushed in from the Gulf on the incoming tide then moved right back out on the falling tide. While in the pass, all the bait I had in my livewell was surprisingly unaffected, which leads me to believe the red tide had come and gone. The rest of the entire sound has been free of dead fish for the past few weeks. Its really heart-breaking to watch our marine life being wiped out as it gets suffocated by red tide fueled by polluted water discharges. What makes it worse yet is to know that nothing at all is being done short term and, that no matter how much attention we bring to this problem, nothing changes. Adding continued on page 24 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. Will Naylor visiting from England got in on the catch-and-release snook action while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week photo provided ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201812 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Single hooks cause less damage than treble hooksCLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish
13 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 AIP Outfitters Expanding Northby Jeff LysiakOne of the islands most accomplished businesses catering to adventurers, travelers and poolside loungers who think outside the box is hoping to replicate their success in another city. The Stewart family, owners/operators of Adventures In Paradise Outfitters to the Outsiders (better known as AIP Outfitters), recently announced they will be opening a second store location in St. Petersburg. We want to create an ambiance that mimics the Sanibel experience in a store that makes you feel like youre at home, said AIP Outfitters co-owner Josh Stewart. The store is located right on Beach Drive in an area that reminds you of downtown Naples its got a real friendly vibe with a lot of popular stores and restaurants nearby. Located in the Tahitian Gardens shopping center on Sanibel, AIP Outfitters opened in 2010. The business offers quality, stylish apparel for men and women, footwear, hats, books, mugs, Tervis Tumblers and island-themed gifts. The Stewart family has also operated nature cruises, fishing excursions, trolley tours and private tours on Sanibel since 1986. According to Stewart, the newest AIP Outfitters location will open sometime around the second week of October. In fact, were gonna be able to go out our front door, look down towards the marina and see the new Doc Fords restaurant, he said, noting the fourth location of the Doc Fords franchise will be opening in the St. Petersburg Pier District in 2019. I keep getting email alerts from the City of St. Pete and the chamber of commerce. There are a lot of things that are happening up there, so its kind of exciting to be a part of that. Like the Sanibel location, AIP Outfitters new northern locale will offer top name brands like Tommy Bahama, Patagonia, Orvis, Island Company and Olukai, in addition to new merchandise from Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide and Faherty. It will also be designed similar to its flagship store, which has the ambiance of a relaxed rec room, complete with a library, bar and billiards table. Brooke Mason, who began her retail career as a sales associate at AIP Outfitters, has been named the new store manager. Her parents used to live next door to my parents, noted Stewart. Bianca Ferrara will serve as manageron-duty in St. Petersburg. She attends the University of South Florida St. Pete campus, a five-minute bike ride from the store. Were hoping to bring a little taste of Sanibel to the St. Petersburg store, added Stewart. I was 8 months old when my family moved to Sanibel, so Ive got the islands in my bones. The new AIP Outfitters will be located at 40 Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg. For more information, call 472-8236 or visit www.thesanibelstore.com. Parker Stewart inspecting the new site Josh and Audrey Stewart, high school sweethearts and Sanibel locals, will be opening up shop in downtown St. Petersburg photos provided
Shell Of The WeekThe Buttercup Lucineby Jos H. Leal, PhD, BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum Science Director and CuratorThe Buttercup Lucine, Anodontia alba Link, 1807 is a local clam belonging to the diverse family Lucinidae. Its shell may reach about 50 mm (about two inches) in length, and is circular, inflated, with many fine, commarginal (concentric) growth lines. The color is mostly dullwhite, and the internal surface of the shell valves is bright-yellow to orange. Lucinids are mostly filter-feeders that also host symbiotic bacteria in their gills, which provide them with an additional source of food. The Buttercup Lucine is no exception to that. Learn more about the species at www.shellmuseum. org/southwest-florida-shells and www. shellmuseum.org/blog. Shell Museum Events See truly giant shells. Watch a live Tank Talk. Take a daily beach walk. Check out our family programs. We are the only natural history museum in North America devoted entirely to shells. Drop by and let us inform and inspire you. Visit www.shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum.org. The Buttercup Lucine, Anodontia alba, from Sanibel. photo by Jos H. Leal ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201814 Island RestaurantEnjoy Indoor & Outdoor Dining in a Casual and Friendly Atmosphere. SUMMER HOURSAugust 1 September 31 Happy Hour: Daily 4 to 6 p.m. Dinner ONLY: Daily 4 9 p.m. Will re-open for lunch Monday, Oct. 1239-472-02232055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Located in the Forever Green Shopping Center www.CipsPlace.comJean Le Boeuf, News-Press foodD L P R A F F T O Ar Serving Breakfast til 3:00 everyday!Breakfast & Lunch 7am 3pm Carry Out Kids Menu Beer & WineDine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 OverEasyCafeSanibel.com FICTION : Pet food is less expensive across the causeway. FACT: Island Paws consistently beats big box store prices on premium pet foods Come check out some of the great brands we carry. If we dont have it, we can order it! Youll never have to leave the island for pet food again!!! Shop Local 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-395-1464 Islandpaws.com Launch Ramp At Tarpon Bay OpenEarlier this month, the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge reopened the public launch ramp at Tarpon Bay. Due to the construction of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations new marine lab, along with upgrades to the Tarpon Bay seawall and dock, the public launch ramp was closed to all personal vessels. The construction restricted parking capabilities and room for safe launching operations. Visitors are now allowed to launch nonmotorized and motorized vessels up to 25 feet. A fee of $7 and $15 is assessed for nonmotorized and motorized vessels respectively. Launchers can put in as early as 8 a.m. but must return a half hour before Tarpon Bay Explorers closes (5 p.m. October through mid-April, and 6 p.m. mid-April through September). Tarpon Bay Explorers is happy that they will be able to accommodate all visitors for the foreseeable future. We want to spread the word as much as possible. A lot of people bring their kayaks or paddleboards from far away to paddle here. It is a gorgeous place to be on the water, so we are really happy we can now allow everyone to enjoy the bay, said Adam Sauerland, program and education manager at Tarpon Bay Explorers.
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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201816 AIRPORT & LOCAL SERVICEwww.IslandTaxi.com email@example.com 239-472-4888 More Than a Ride! Call Madeline for Reservations Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner Returns To Il CieloThe award-winning Il Cielo restaurant on Sanibel will host its second James Beard Foundation (JBF) Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner on Thursday, November 29. The tour brings a taste of what happens at the James Beard House in New York City to more than 20 cities across the country each year. Tickets for the two-night event will go on sale soon. Hosted by Il Cielos Chef Melissa Akin, the dinner begins with a cocktail reception featuring Titos Vodka and hors doeuvres from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a one-night-only, multi-course dinner with wine pairings. JBF nominees will be preparing specialty and signature dishes during each course. The culinary experience ends with a decadent dessert course by Pastry Chef Lev Dalke, who graduated from The French Pastry School in Chicago. The opportunity for us to host a second James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour event at Il Cielo is something we are looking forward to, said Marcus Preece, Il Cielos general manager. For just one night, we will be hosting award-winning chefs from across the country who, in turn, put together a six-course meal that everyone can enjoy. This year will also feature a chef meet and greet on Wednesday, November 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The James Beard Foundations mission is to celebrate, nurture and honor chefs and other leaders making Americas food culture more delicious, diverse and sustainable for everyone. Participating JBF nominee chefs include Pat Sheerin (City Mouse, Ace Hotel, Chicago), Ed Sura (Hai, Austin), Paul Virant (Vie, Western Springs, Illinois and Vistro, Hinsdale, Illinois), and Andrew Zimmerman (Sepia and Proxi, Chicago). For more information, visit www. ilcielosanibel.com or www.jamesbeard.org/ events/sanibel-island-fl-2. Chef Pat Sheerin Chef Paul Virant Pastry Chef Lev Dalke Chef Andrew Zimmerman Chef Melissa Akin photos provided Chef Ed Sura Baileys Shopping Center(next to Island Cinema Corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road)BV donates $1 per bottle to Oceana to conserve our oceans for future generations.WHATS NEW?BV Coastal Estates VarietalsStolen Spirits11-Year-Old Whiskey and Smoked RumDrink it like its Stolen! Customer Favorites! Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars & Accessories 750 ml$899 Where The Locals Shop! Mon.-Sat. 9 am 9 pm Sun. Noon 7 pm 239-472-1682 GrogShopSanibel.com
CROW Case Of The Week: Double-Crested Cormorant by Bob PetcherThe double-crested cormorant ( Phalacrocorax auritus ) is the ultimate waterbird since it is usually found floating low on a water surface or diving underwater to snag fish with its hooked bill. When not submerged, the brownblack, long-bodied bird can be seen on the waters edge spreading its wings to dry its feathers after swimming. At CROW, an adult double-crested cormorant was admitted from the Sanibel Isles neighborhood on Sanibel after it was found near the side of the road. Upon its intake exam, medical staff noted the bird to have clinical signs of brevetoxicosis, or red tide poisoning, which include mild ataxia, dehydration and thin body condition. Veterinarians also noted that the patients left wing had poor range of motion. X-rays showed the cause was from an old injury. During healing of the past injury, the patagial tendon a tendon in the wing that is key to successful flight had adhered to the radius of the birds wing. After a few days of treatment to stabilize the bird from the effects of brevetoxicosis, it underwent surgery to address the tendon adhesion injury. Surgery was performed on September 13 to separate the tendon from the radius. The surgery involved making a small incision through the skin allowing access to break down scar tissue from the skin that had adhered to the underlying bone and tendons. These tissues being connected prevented normal extension and use of the wing, said Dr. Kyle Abbott, CROW veterinary intern. This surgery was intended to loosen the tendons from the scar tissue and result in better movement and wing extension. A non-adherent material was placed between the tendon and the radius to prevent adhesion from reforming. A human product named Seprafilm was placed between the tendons and bone to prevent further adhesions from forming. If these tissues were to re-adhere, the initial issue for which surgery was performed would return, said Dr. Abbott. The goal of this surgery was to return this birds normal wing extension and help it attain as normal flight as possible. There are a number of steps that need to be done first before determining if flight is possible, but it is looking promising. Physical therapy will be important to help its recovery. There is potential with all this care that it may not be able to fly again. The double-crested cormorant is still undergoing treatment for brevetoxicosis and rehabilitation from surgical procedures. The patient is receiving daily physical therapy and is recovering steadily from the red tide poisoning, said Dr. Abbott. We are having challenges with the surgery site healing without forming excessive scarring. This is the most likely complication to occur. Currently, we are attempting to stretch out the skin, which had contracted down with this injury. Even while red tide is reportedly being pushed off to sea with decreased concentrations being observed in this area, clinic signs of brevetoxicosis are still present within wildlife. CROW continues to see suspected brevetoxicosis patients. At least 20 new suspected red tide cases were admitted in the last week between September 10 and September 16, said Dr. Abbott. Tests continue to show some areas with high concentrations of Karenia brevis organisms, but even if the bloom subsides, toxins can persist in the food chain and continue to affect wildlife. 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 #18-3575 sporting a wing bandage and unable to fly as of midweek photo by Brian Bohlman SUN 17 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily presentations are offered at 11 a.m. only. Wildlife Walk hospital tours are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Friday, September 21, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $25 per person, advance registration required Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (hospital tour). Wildlife Walks are approximately 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Photography opportunity following the tour with an animal ambassador. Friday, September 21, 11 a.m., adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Why Animals Come to CROW (daily presentation). Whether animals are sick, injured or orphaned, CROW aims to lead in their recovery. From fishing line entanglement to abducted babies, this presentation will address the most likely reasons patients are admitted to the hospital. Monday, September 24, 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 conserva tion medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and shar e their favorite patient stories. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Tuesday, September 25, 11 a.m., adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida (daily presentation). Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only six of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this animal, most species are harmless to humans and form vital links in the ecosystem. Snakes are extremely valuable because they are efficient at monitoring pest populations without relying on chemical pesticides which can degrade the environment and harm other animal species. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Wednesday, September 26, 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 26, 11 a.m., adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums (daily presentation). Virginia opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Floridas wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Thursday, September 27, 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 27, 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. ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201818 Paddling For Peace Of Mindby Ocean Tribe PaddlersIt is a well-known fact among paddlers that the sport has many physical benefits. Paddling regularly will lead to improved strength and balance over time. Perhaps less widely appreciated is how paddling affects the mind. Studies have shown that paddling reduces stress. This effect has been linked to both exercise and the calming influence that many water-based activities have on the brain. Paddlers also experience improved moods, lower rates of depression and higher confidence than non-paddlers. Spending time in nature promotes relaxation, and being surrounded by blue the color of water may amplify the brains response. Blue is known to send the mind into a meditative state, encourage creative thinking, and boost health and happiness. In the past, some doctors even prescribed time near the ocean to heal a variety of illnesses. There is a group of researchers studying this phenomenon, led by Wallace J. Nichols. To learn more, we recommend reading his book, titled Blue Mind. It is also possible to enter a meditative state while paddling, and meditation is linked to a whole collection of mental and emotional health benefits relief from anxiety, enhanced self-awareness, increased attention span, a lower risk of memory loss, and the list goes on. The most important thing to know about meditation is that there is no right or wrong way to meditate. While paddling, we suggest tuning in to the rhythm of your paddle strokes and to the sights, smells and sounds of nature around you. With each exhale, try to push any clutter out of your mind. Let go of your to-do list and your worries while you paddle, and focus only on your connection with the world around you. After completing a mindful paddle, we often find ourselves feeling more energized and ready to face any challenges that are presented to us during the day ahead. Give it a try next time youre on the water if you like it, make it a habit and enjoy the lasting benefits. Happy paddling! 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. Parking Fees Waived Through September 30The City of Sanibel reported that the suspension of parking fees at all Sanibel beaches, in place since August 24, will continue through September 30. Over the last week, beach conditions on Sanibel have continued to improve. The City of Sanibel has not received any reports of fish kills on Sanibel beaches or in canals in over a week, as of September 12. There have been additional sporadic reports of dead turtles washing ashore on Sanibel, including three turtle carcasses on September 11 on the west end of the island. 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
19 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 Spa Owner Offers Discount For Locals And VisitorsLocals and visitors will be able to take some much needed time to care for themselves now through the end of the month. The Kay Casperson team is extending 50 percent off of all spa, salon and boutique purchases until the end of September. We are hoping to see our local friends take advantage of this opportunity to rest, relax, refresh and rejuvenate before things get busy again, said Casperson. We know how easy it is to get caught up in taking care of everyone else, and we are hoping people stop for just a day or two to take care of themselves. Casperson and her team are inviting locals and visitors to come and experience massages, facials, natural and Shellac manicures, pedicures, hair cuts and color as well as waxing. Also included in the sale are skincare, haircare, bodycare, cosmetics, vitamins, essential oils, candles, room sprays, home accessories and apparel. This is a great time to stock up for the holidays, said Casperson. I also hope that people will take time time to get a new look, refresh their spirits or just take some time to relax. For more information or to book an appointment, call the Sundial location at 395-6002 or the Captiva location at 579-1470. Kay Casperson, right, with staff at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa photo provided LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to email@example.com or 395-2299. Il Cielo has live entertainment with Scott McDonald on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey. Peter Redpath plays on Saturday. On Sunday, its Dan Confrey.
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201820 The Community HouseSquash by Resident Chef Jarred HarrisThe squash is one of the oldest crops in the world. There is evidence of squash cultivation dating back at least 10,000 BC in Central Mexico, Peru and the Eastern United States. During that time, squash, corn and beans formed the staple diet of many native Indian tribes throughout the Americas. Squash comes from the Narragansett Indian word askutasquash. This roughly translates into eaten raw or uncooked. The squash was prized by early Native Americans, because the entire plant is edible. The shoots, leaves, flowers, seeds, tendrils and stems can all be eaten. Northeastern Native American tribes grew turban squash, pumpkins, yellow crooknecks, patty pans and Boston marrows, which is the oldest squash variety still sold in America. Southern tribes raised winter crooknecks, cushaws, green and white striped sweet potato squashes. All squash are members of the Cucurbitaceae family. This family also includes cucumbers, melons, pumpkins and gourds. Squashes are categorized into two types, summer and winter squashes. Summer squashes are fast maturing, have thin rinds that can be eaten, but cant be stored for long periods of time and are picked when immature. Winter squashes take longer to mature, have thick rinds that need to be peeled, are picked when completely mature and can be stored for several months. The U.S. is actually the worlds largest importer of squash, with 95 percent of it coming from Mexico. Florida leads the United States in squash production, followed by New York, California and North Carolina. Squash is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and manganese. Its also a good source of calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6 and folate. Here is a simple recipe to try: Butternut Squash And Roasted Garlic Hummus With Goat Cheese Ingredients 2 pounds butternut squash 4 tbsp. olive oil, plus extra to rub on the squash and garlic, and to serve 2 whole garlic bulbs Zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp. tahini 10 sprigs of fresh thyme (leaves removed) bunch of flat-leaf parsley (finely chopped) 2 ozs. goat cheese Salt and black pepper Method Preheat oven to 375F. Cut the butternut squash in half and remove the seeds. Rub it with olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 45-60 minutes, or until tender. Split the garlic into individual cloves but keep the peel on. Rub them with a little olive oil and bake for around 20-25 minutes beside the squash. Keep an eye on the garlic cloves; they should be tender and golden, not hard and burned. Scoop out the flesh of the butternut squash and peel the garlic cloves. Place both in a blender and add the lemon zest, juice, tahini and half the parsley. Pulse until the garlic and squash are well combined. Transfer to a bowl. Add chopped parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with crumbled goat cheese and a splash of olive oil on top. 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. Sea School Scavenger HuntSanibel Sea School will hold its 1st annual Flip Flop Family Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, November 3 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The island-wide scavenger hunt will be full of laughs and challenges for participants of all ages, and will end with a bonfire celebration on the beach. All proceeds will support the organizations scholarship fund to provide meaningful ocean experiences to those in need. Tickets are $25 per participant, and individual and business sponsorship opportunities are available. To learn more and sign up, call 472-8585 or email info@ sanibelseaschool.org. Sanibel Sea School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the oceans future, one person at a time. American Legion Post 123American Legion Post 123 is serving barbecued chicken and ribs this Sunday, September 23 from noon to 8 p.m. The following Sunday, September 30, chicken parmesan is 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.
21 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 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 r rfn rntrbf rf rfrr rbt rb r n rtbrf ntbtbrf n frb b 2018-09-20_SAN_Print.indd 1 9/17/18 11:13 AM
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 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.Baked Vegetable Tortilla Towers12 flat hard shell corn tortillas (tostada size) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 carrots, sliced as thin as possible 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste 1 cups low-fat jack cheese (or your favorite), grated 1 cup homemade vegetable salsa (or your favorite store-bought) cup low fat sour cream cup scallions, chopped Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large saut pan. Add onion and saut, stirring frequently for 3 to 4 minutes. Add all other vegetables and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Place four tortillas on baking sheet. Evenly distribute spoonfuls of the sauted vegetables on each tortilla, than add a small amount of the cheese. Repeat so that you have four stacks with three tortillas each. Make sure to save some cheese for the top of the last layer. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes until the stacks are heated thoroughly. Garnish the top of each stack with salsa, sour cream and scallions. Serve warm. Baked Vegetable Tortilla Towers p hoto courtesy Fresh From Florida
23 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 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 Temporary Closure Of Sanibel LibraryAs Sanibel Public Library continues its renovation project, the facility will be closed to the public from Friday, September 21 through Tuesday, September 25. Crews will be delivering and installing bookshelves and other large furniture during that time. This temporary closure will allow work to be expedited while maintaining safety to the public. Library staff will be working during that time, and will be answering the phone. Patrons can call 472-2483 if they need assistance. There will not be overdue fines assessed for materials returned late during this time. The book drop is located outside of the building to allow patrons to return DVDs, magazines, books and any other library material. The Librarys eShelf, for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, movies, music and magazines will be available even when the library is closed. For printing, fax and notary services on the island, contact SanCap Pak-n-Ship or Qwik Pack & Ship. The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce website has a list of locations with public WiFi, including the Captiva Memorial Library. Weekly youth events run from September 26 through October 3: Geared specifically for children in fourth through sixth grade, the Afterschool Clique will meet on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. The group will be crafting, building, making, and playing, with books and a snack thrown in. Family story time for young readers and their caregivers will be held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and on Thursdays at 11 a.m. This program helps youngsters 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. There will be favorite books, never-knew-existed books, games, crafts, plus snack provided. If you love dogs and books, you can read to Bessie, a bearded collie and reading education assistance dog. At 3:45 p.m. on rain-free Thursday afternoons, kids can sign up on-the-spot, finishing by 5 p.m. Weekly childrens programs are listed on the librarys online calendar. The weekly youth schedule resumes on October 16. No registration is required for these programs. For more information, visit www. sanlib.org. BIG ARTS CornerWorkshops And SeminarsBIG ARTS is offering the following classes and workshops: Intermediate Tap with Bobby Logue Fridays, October 5 through 26, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Hip Hop/Jazz with Bobby Logue Fridays, October 5 through 26, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Adult Tap with Bobby Logue Tuesdays, October 9 through 30, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Beginner Tap with Bobby Logue Tuesdays, October 9 through 30, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. BIG ARTS Concert Band practice with Mike Lamade Mondays, October 15 through April 19, 6 to 8 p.m. BIG ARTS Community Chorus rehearsal with Ellen Whitten Tuesdays, October 16 through December 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Paint with Friends (open studio) with Jane Hudson Wednesdays, October 17 through March 27, 1 to 4 p.m. HD Live at the Met Lecture on La Fanculla del West with Tom Cimarusti Friday, October 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Call 395-0900 or stop by the BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road to enroll. Preregistration is recommended. For complete course descriptions and the full seasons workshops and class schedules, visit www.bigarts.org/workshops, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Murray Lewis moving bookshelves photo provided
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201824 SUN Book ReviewTed Baker in Terrorist Goldby Di SaggauDan Perkins, has written a trilogy on The Brotherhood of the Red Nile, and fans have asked for another book because members of the Pathfinders (the good guys) have become their friends, and they want to know what happens to their relationships. In Terrorist Gold, Perkins brings closure to some subjects while opening the doors for the next book in the series. If you have not read the trilogy, dont worry. While it helps to know the back story, this book does stand on its own. It opens with Viktor Antipova in Moscow, listening to the United States president deliver an address, that ends with him saying, And to the terrorists, keep this in mind that we are coming to get you wherever you are. We will take your money; we will take your weapons; and if we have to, we will take your lives. Victor, who has trillions of dollars at stake, vows not to give up without a serious fight. President Jordan wants America to become the low cost provider of energy to the world. Meanwhile, 6,000 miles from Moscow in Sanibel, home of Mike Ridley, the five Pathfinders are excited because the president has said the government will give them the money needed to find the source of the terrorist groups funding. They know that Antipova, a Russian oil billionaire, has somehow corrupted a United States senator and that he is connected to one member of the Brotherhood of the Red Nile terrorist group. The Pathfinders first job is to try and figure out how he corrupted Senator William Wild, who recently lost his bid for president. Eventually they think Antipova is blackmailing Wild, but why is what they have to find out. They begin by examining his bank records and campaign finances. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, For many teens and especially those with learning and attention issues, homework can be a challenge. And for their parents, battles over homework can seem almost as challenging. Here are some ideas to help with those homework fights and make the process easier for everyone. A homework contract may be an excellent solution for you. A homework contract is an agreement that outlines what you and your child will do to make sure his or her homework gets completed on time and well. It addresses the issues that are specific to your childs homework struggles. For example, if your child has issues with time management, you can specify the time of day he or she will do homework. If he or she leans on you for help more often than you think he or she should, you can outline when and how youll help with homework. Your childs homework contract may also outline rewards and consequences for following or failing to follow the contract. Agreeing on a homework contract can ease the tensions that lead to homework battles. A contract can outline a clear set of rules for both of you, based on what you need from each other. Here are some additional suggestions to think about for your childs contract. If your child waits until the last minute to ask for materials he needs for a project, the contract can specify that he must give you three days notice. If you dont usually check homework until morning, the contract can say you have to review it the night before. You might want to include whether your teen is allowed to study with friends in the contract. Some teens do work better with friends. They may find it easier to understand something when a study buddy explains it. Of course, your child may tend to goof off with some of his friends, so studying together may not be a good idea and your contract can include that. Sometimes kids need a little more help than a study buddy can provide. And if you and your child battle over homework, it may be a good idea to enlist someone else to work on his studies with him. One option is to get him a tutor. Talk with the teacher or school counselor for tutoring suggestions. You can hire a tutor or your child may even qualify for free tutoring services. You might also consider online tutoring or ask his school about peer tutoring programs. Some teachers will provide a study space during, before or after school and may offer extra help. Emails, social media and cell phone calls should be prohibited during study time although some technology can help your child with his homework. Some kids listen to music to reduce other distracting sounds. Others find typing easier than writing and may use graphic organizer software to keep track of their thoughts. Many teachers also require technology to complete homework, even if only to type up assignments. Identify in the contract what and when technology is allowed. For kids who have trouble with time management, cell phone alarms and timers may be helpful. Electronic planners can let them stay on top of assignments more easily. There are also apps to aid with writing and apps to help with math. So, while social media isnt helpful for studying, there are many ways technology can be of great assistance. Shelley Greggs is former faculty at Florida SouthWestern State College where she taught 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 or at www. schoolconsultationservices.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. From page 12Capt. Mattmore to the frustration is that the solution is just so simple: Stop the water releases coming down the Caloosahatchee river from Lake Okeechobee by flooding the land south of the lake and restore the natural water flow to the Everglades. This supercharged red tide bloom is larger than we have ever seen, and it continues to be fed by the nutrient rich water coming down the river. Fisherman naturally are optimists although its tough to be optimistic when there is no solution in sight for our water quality issues that have not been addressed for decades. Elected politicians in the pocket of Big Sugar show no urgency to stop the water releases bringing irreversible damage to our estuaries. 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. Meanwhile, Mike suffers a massive heart attack and that results in Ted Baker taking his place to lead the Pathfinders. It also strains his relationship with Hadar, now that he is her boss. A beautiful young woman named Natasha adds a complicated dimension to the plot, especially as to her relationship to Antipova. The Pathfinders learn that the Brotherhood is planning a new attack on the United States using the MERS virus. If this biological attack works, tens of millions of Americans will die. They begin to work out a plan to defuse this attack. Terrorist Gold is fast-paced and the characters are very engaging. It also opens doors for Perkins next book in the series Russian Escape. But he says it will have to wait its turn until he finishes his first historical fiction, Abraham Lincoln and the Second Assassin, due out later this year. 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
25 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 Poets Corner selected by Hannah Star RogersALASKAby Carlie HoffmanFor weeks Ive envisioned an iceberg on the cusp of breakage. A north star stitched overhead, calling. My sisters stand in a frame of black ribbon, pretty as two distant hills. Eleven barefoot summers we scanned the wharf for snowshoe hares, watched gulls cut through wind in reckless vicissitude. One night I dreamed I was a caught mermaid netted inside a ships hull. Another, the three of us cast in an emergency of waves, woken just before the drowning. I learned how not to be the vanished sister. To suck meat from crab legs, peel out the eyes for otters, place the shells carefully into the yellow bucket. To speak as though nothing and everything was crucial, as though the wish for two souls like gulls returning to rock was possible, night workers swarming the dock, reeking of fishwater. 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. donated to CROW.After setting up their stand, the children took turns holding up signs to passing motorists and people using the shared use path. At the same time, others served the cold beverages. It was so fun to see how many people got excited about helping CROW, said Ava Selby. Everyone is affected by the red tide, so its something we all care about. A few months ago, we took a snake that was caught in a net to CROW, added Lydia Whalen. We got to stay and watch the doctors save him, and that was pretty cool. For their efforts, the group raised more than $200. The children presented the money to CROW last week. The response for passers-by was very positive; most everyone stopped and supported their cause, said Beth Anne Whalen. Some of the kids got to take the money to CROW and meet veterinarian Dr. Robin Bast. The whole CROW team was very grateful. From left, Camille Whalen, Chloe Selby, Dr. Robin Bast, Brooks Selby, Wyatt Whalen and Lydia Whalen at CROW photo by Beth Anne WhalenFrom page 1Lemonade Sales
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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201828 Give Back Wednesday At Thistle Lodge Melissa Rice, executive director of Community Housing and Resources (CHR), thanks the community for being part of the local #GBW (Give Back Wednesday) fundraiser at Thistle Lodge earlier this month. Without the help and support of our community, many of the employees who serve us all here wouldnt be able to afford to live close to work, said Rice. The average rent on Sanibel is $2,400 a month and thats been steadily increasing. CHR bridges the gap by providing housing to our workforce at an affordable monthly rent of just 30 percent of their income, which is the nationally recognized amount anyone should pay for housing. Thank you for supporting local and supporting CHR, a needed island nonprofit. Calli Johnson From left, Jayne Lumley with Barb and Alan Marti Kimberly Salerno and Stephanie Mincy From left, Melissa Rice, Arlene Dillon and Kevin Greten photos provided From left, Sandy and Les Boyle with Diane Silhavy Sharon Schuyler and Elizabeth Boone From left, Antonette and Bruce McDonald with Ken and LeAne Suarez
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ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201830 SUNDAYPa rtly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 80 TUESDAYSunny High: 89 Low: 75 THURSDAYPa rtly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 76 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:50 am5:05 am11:28 am6:14 pm Sat1:09 am5:47 am12:15 pm6:46 pm Sun1:24 am6:24 am12:55 pm7:13 pm Mon1:37 am6:58 am1:33 pm7:38 pm Tue1:50 am7:32 am2:10 pm8:01 pm Wed2:06 am8:09 am2:49 pm8:24 pm Thu2:28 am8:49 am3:33 pm8:49 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:03 am5:00 amNone6:13 pm Sat12:45 am6:12 am12:14 pm7:02 pm Sun1:16 am7:05 am1:02 pm7:42 pm Mon1:45 am7:50 am1:42 pm8:18 pm Tue2:13 am8:30 am2:24 pm8:52 pm Wed2:41 am9:08 am3:09 pm9:23 pm Thu3:05 am9:44 am3:56 pm9:51 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:33 am5:07 amNone6:16 pm Sat12:14 am5:49 am11:20 am6:48 pm Sun12:29 am6:26 am12:00 pm7:15 pm Mon12:42 am7:00 am12:38 pm7:40 pm Tue12:55 am7:34 am1:15 pm8:03 pm Wed1:11 am8:11 am1:54 pm8:26 pm Thu1:33 am8:51 am2:38 pm8:51 pm Day High Low High Low Fri3:00 am8:21 am1:38 pm9:30 pm Sat3:19 am9:03 am2:25 pm10:02 pm Sun3:34 am9:40 am3:05 pm10:29 pm 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High: 90 Low: 80 Island Sun Weather Outlook Sept. 21, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides 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 Line Dancing Classes Monday, September 24 at 11 a.m. 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. Lets Write with Vicky Lettmann Mondays, October 29, November 5 and 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost for members is $15 per class; non-members are $20 per class. This class is for anyone who wants to write. During class, you will look at short examples of effective, engaging writing and then plunge into your own writing using exercises, prompts and various jumpstarts. Bring a notebook and pen. Space is limited, so sign up early. 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, October 9 and 23 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.
31 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 SINCE 1988 Speaker Shares Impact Of Sports TourismThe Lee County Sports Development (LCSD) office was created in 2003 to meet the growing demand for a dedicated sports development agency. Its executive director, Jeff Mielke, spoke to Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce business members during the monthly luncheon. We are responsible for bringing sporting events to fill facilities, which brings tourism, said Mielke. As one of the states 28 regional sports commissions, we perform a number of important community functions. The LCSD, a partner with the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau, uses sports as a vehicle to diversify the countys tourism industry. It solicits state, regional, national and international sporting events, thus creating an increase in economic impact from sports tourism. Last year, the LCSD made a direct economic impact of nearly $66 million with 144 events. There were a reported 150,670 hotel room nights sold and 90,000 spectators. There is a diversification in the types of sports, from youth bowling tournaments and figure skating competitions to professional baseball. The warm weather and an international airport certainly aid in attracting sporting events, but Mielke says its mostly the facilities. Facilities make the difference when soliciting for events, said Mielke, who credits customer service as the number one reason for the agencys success. Our facilities are county owned and operated by the Lee County Parks and Recreation Department, which gives us an advantage for a better economic impact. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa hosted the luncheon, which is a networking opportunity for members on the second Tuesday of each month, and features a guest speaker. Luncheon sponsor was the SanibelCaptiva Lions Club, which is celebrating its 50th year of serving the islands and the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International. We appreciate the support of our members, luncheon host and sponsor, said Chamber President John Lai. We also appreciate Jeff Mielke taking his time to be our guest speaker. He presented interesting facts and figures on our countys sports tourism industry. Jeff Mielke photo provided Superior InteriorsShine On With Metallicsby Linda CoinMetallics have made appearances in many scenes around the decorating world, and for good reason. These shining accents add elements to a room like few other materials can do. Classic metals instantly add an industrial feel to an abode, but the use of a glimmering throw pillow or blanket brings a style of elegance to a room. The vast world of metallics is generally divided into two categories: warm or cool. Cool pieces include silver, platinum and stainless steel, while gold, copper, brass and bronze are considered warm. Each variation has the power to make a space unique. Cool-toned metals are often found in the kitchen and bathroom, but adding copper or brass light fixtures and accessories offers an inviting feel to normally stark settings. On the other side of the spectrum, opting for stainless steel or silver pieces will lend a space more towards a contemporary style. Accessories such as metallic frames and fabrics add a dose of luxury to any room, but why stop there? Metallics can take center stage in the form of wall coverings or coffee tables. Whatever form it may be in, metallics will bring everything and more. From industrial to luxurious, the shine of this up-and-coming staple may even bring the feel of the glimmering beach right into a home. Linda Coin is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands and can be reached at email@example.com. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Fear by Bob Woodward 2. Brain on Fir e by Susannah Cahalan 3. Leopar d at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh 4. Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott 5. Bookstor e by Deborah Meyler 6. In Pieces by Sally Field 7. Vo x by Christina Volcher 8. Florida by Lauren Groff 9. Boomer 1 by Daniel Torday 10. Next Y ear in Havana by Chanel CleetonCourtesy of MacIntosh Books and Paper.
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 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 Rotary Happeningssubmitted by Shirley JewellSanibel-Captiva Rotary was in action this past week. We inducted two new members into the club, Alan Cook and Charles Whitman. We labeled childrens dictionaries/almanacs for third grade Dictionary Day (October 15) at The Sanibel School and Ft. Myers Beach Elementary, and helped host this months regional business networking meeting for Rotary Means Business at Tartinis in Fort Myers. Armando Llechu, chief administrative officer of Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, was Rotarys guest speaker recently. Liechu joined the hospital staff in June 2017, shortly after its opening. Although not part of the medical staff at the hospital, Llechu is dedicated to the mission of the hospital in providing the best possible medical care for Golisanos most vulnerable patients. As chief administrative officer, he works with staff and physicians in strategic planning and hospital operations to ensure quality, safety, financial performance, employee, physician and patient satisfaction. He is also involved with philanthropic opportunities with the goal of improving the health status of the children across Southwest Florida. Llechu and his wife have four children and experienced the medical needs for a premature baby and a child with special medical needs. That experience led him to change his career path from a general hospital administrative position to employment with the Miami Childrens Health System for nine years, before coming to Golisano Childrens Hospital. He loved the challenge that Golisano Childrens Hospital presented him. A new childrens hospital, the development of new and emerging areas of care, and helping fundraise for a $15 million overage cost for building the new hospital. Happily, that number is only $2 million away from goal. Llechu gave us the following information on the hospital from 2017: the hospital had 4,370 inpatient admissions; 30,038 emergency department visits, 11 percent of which resulted in admission; and 3,823 surgeries. The hospital cared for 711 premature babies in the only statedesignated regional perinatal intensive care unit with 64 private rooms and space for parents to spend the night. The unit has the capabilities of caring for the tiniest premature newborns. The hospital employs 400 specially trained pediatric nurses, 93 physicians and 38 advanced providers who have advanced training to treat children and adolescents. After accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. In recent decades, more than 80 percent of children with cancer now survive five years or more. At the Golisano Childrens Hospital, that number is 84 percent. Llechu expressed gratitude to the residents and businesses in Southwest Florida for helping raise funds to build the Golisano Childrens Hospital by matching the generous $20 million donated by Tom Golisano, founder and chairman of Paychex, Inc., and for their continuing financial support. The hospital has a dedicated pediatric emergency department with its own ambulance entrance and is staffed by pediatric emergency physicians 24/7. Three transport ambulances and a pediatric and neonatal team are always at the ready to transport critically ill children from anywhere in the region. Rotary clubs in the area participated in raising funds for the building of the hospital. There is more to come on the need to reconfigure space within the hospital for more rooms, and plans for an eight-bed inpatient psychiatric unit and outpatient mental health services. The hospital treated 119 children last year who eventually needed involuntary mental health evaluation under the states Baker Act. In todays society, opioids have an effect on the well-being of a number of children treated at the hospital. They are the cause of many premature births. Wrap-around care for expectant mothers can provide a means to prevent negative outcomes for children. Upcoming speakers: Jordan Patrick, ABC meteorologist (September 21); and Amira Fox, 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. From left, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Membership Chair Eldon Bohrofen and new club members Charles Whitman and Alan Cook photo provided Rosier: The name that has been serving Southwest Florida for over 65 years 1200 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 Matzaluna Plaza Sanibel IslandAngela Larson Roehlalarson@rosierinsurance.com 472-1152www.rosierinsurance.com Insurance Solutions For Sanibel & Captiva Wind Flood Home Condo Business Auto Boat CONTACT US TODAY National Merit Scholarship SemifinalistsFort Myers High School seniors Dahlia Dry, Devin Mix, Timothy Robertson, Ryan Schmelzle and Cynthia Sheng were named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. We, as the Green Wave family, are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our five National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, said Fort Myers High School Principal Dr. Robert Butz. They have proven what hard work and dedication, through their high school career, can accomplish. They are our future, and our future looks very bright. National Merit Program semifinalists represent less than one percent of all high school seniors. To be chosen, they must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm the students earlier performance on the qualifying test. The National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected in the spring from this group of semifinalists. On a state-representational basis, there will be 2,500 National Merit Scholarships awarded in the amount of $2,500 each. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 230 corporations and business organizations. In addition, about 180 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,000 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for finalists who will attend the sponsor institution.
33 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 Lifesaving Devices Installed In County SchoolsLee Health and The School District of Lee County recently installed automated external defibrillators (AED) in all county middle and elementary schools. The AEDs were purchased with a $150,000 donation from Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, and every school in the district has earned the Project Adam Heart Safe designation. Project Adam began in 1999 following the death of a student in Wisconsin who suffered from sudden cardiac arrest while playing basketball. To earn the Heart Safe designation, schools must implement an awareness, training and response program to be prepared in case of a cardiac episode. The initiative to install the devices and train response teams in Lee County was a team effort between Lee Health, The School District of Lee County, Project Adam and the Lee County Department of Public Safety. Last December, Fort Myers High School freshman Zac Syska suffered from a sudden cardiac arrest while running with his team, and his life was saved by an AED. As part of his Eagle Scout service project, Syska spent his summer vacation this year assisting the school district in earning the Heart Safe designation. More often than not, sudden cardiac arrest in children and adolescents occurs without prior symptoms or warning. Thankfully, an AED and trained operator saved Zacs life. He is our inspiration. The devices being donated today will make the schools in our region safer and the training provided by our EMS partners will help staff better prepare for potential life-threatening emergencies. A heartfelt thank you to the Golisano Childrens Hospital donors and all of our community partners who made today possible, said Armando Llechu, chief administrative officer of Golisano Childrens Services. Every school also has a team of three to five staff members who underwent training on the proper use of the devices and how to implement an emergency plan at their schools. As schools are often used as shelters or host visitors, the AEDs are equipped with both pediatric and adult-size pads. The immediate use of an AED can be lifesaving if needed during an emergency cardiac response, said Sue Grohs, assistant director of health services for The School District of Lee County. Only high schools were equipped with an AED, and now all elementary schools, middle schools and special centers will also have an AED in a quickly accessible location. The district is very grateful to Golisano Childrens Hospital for this very generous gift. Initiatives like Project Adam are funded through Lee Health Foundations Little Red Wagon Fund. Providing Custom Interiors to Sanibel & Captiva for 28 years Complimentary In-Home Consultation695 Tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 coin.decoratingden.com 239.472.6551 Royal Shell Real EstateThe top producers for the month of August at the Royal Shell Real Estate Sanibel-Captiva office were: McMurray and Nette, top listings producer team; Andre Arensman, top listings producer individual/partners; Lomano-Nicholson Team, top sales producer team; and Tracy Walters, top sales producer individual/partners. Jason Lomano John Nicholson ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS McMurray and Nette Andre Arensman Tracy Walters From left, Dr. Eric Eason, Zac Syska and Armando Llechu photos provided Lee County Department of Public Safety provided AED training to school faculty
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201834 A few years ago, The New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote about two different sets of virtues, the rsum virtues and the eulogy virtues. The rsum virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful. Were you capable of deep love? As an estate planning attorney, the meaning of eulogy virtues appeals to me. Prior to reading Brooks column on the subject, it never occurred to me how our society has tipped the scales so far over to what he calls rsum virtues. What does Brooks refer to when he writes about eulogy virtues? Weve all run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny and valued. You often catch them looking after other people and as they do so, their laugh is musical and their manner is infused with gratitude. They are not thinking about what wonderful work they are doing. They are not thinking about themselves at all. Whenever I meet such a person, it brightens my whole day. Ill even brag that my middle daughter possesses such characteristics. But I confess I often have a melancholy thought: It occurs to me that Ive achieved a decent level of career success, but I have not achieved that. I have not achieved that generosity of spirit, or that depth of character, at least to the degree that I hope for. We all know that the eulogy virtues are more important than the rsum ones. But our culture and our educational systems spend more time teaching the skills and strategies you need for career success than the qualities you need to radiate that sort of inner light. Many of us are clearer on how to build an external career than on how to build inner character. But if you live for external achievement, years pass and the deepest parts of you go unexplored and unstructured. You lack a moral vocabulary. It is easy to slip into a self-satisfied moral mediocrity. You grade yourself on a forgiving curve. You figure as long as you are not obviously hurting anybody, and people seem to like you, you must be OK. But you live with an unconscious boredom, separated from the deepest meaning of life and the highest moral joys. Gradually, a humiliating gap opens between your actual self and your desired self, between you and those incandescent souls you sometimes meet. This transcends one individual and speaks to our society. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks writes that society needs more than the free market and the liberal democratic state. He says that it needs us to accept moral responsibility for our own lives and for the common good. The truths of what Brooks and Sacks write about is that the strains of the rsum virtues show up in populism, identity politics, the culture of victimhood, and the rise of both the far left and far right the politics of anger. I write this column during the Jewish High Holy Day season, the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This year, it began on September 9 and lasts until September 19. Since I am of the Jewish faith, this is the time that I reflect on what I can do to become a better person, and to lead a better life. This doesnt necessarily mean for myself, but how I can do more for others. The High Holy Day service prayers tend to summon us to dedicate ourselves individually and collectively to justice, compassion, the sanctity of life and the dignity of the individual. God does not ask us to be perfect. Rather, he asks us to try our best to love Him, our neighbor and the stranger. When we fail, as we all do one way or another, He asks us to acknowledge our failures and try again. So, this is what I will pledge to do, and hope that I build more of my eulogy virtues. Just before Rosh Hashanah, Patti and I were in New York visiting with our eldest daughter and her boyfriend. It is comforting to me that our daughter values her relationship as much as we value ours with her. It makes me feel that weve done a few things right. Now that Patti and I are empty nesters, Im sure well have a greater opportunity to build our eulogy virtues. You may have read my column on the difficulty Im having transitioning to this new stage of my life. Its fortuitous that the High Holy Days follow on the heels of this change, and that I have the opportunity to reflect on my hopes and wishes for the coming seasons. Whether or not youre of my faith, I wish you and yours a healthy and happy upcoming season, and that collectively our nation renews our values of inclusion, hope and justice for all of our citizens. Whenever each and every one of us commits a small act of kindness, it matters. If enough of us begin to think this way, I believe it will make a real difference. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerRsum Virtues Vs. Eulogy Virtuesby Craig R. 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35 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018Bank Returns As Silver SponsorBank of the Islands shows its support of the 10th annual 10K Race 4 FISH as a silver sponsor. The race draws hundreds of runners each year and benefits FISH of SanCap. FISH is there day in and day out to address unmet challenges facing our neediest neighbors. That life-affirming work is often performed in a confidential and respectful way, so it can be invisible to others, said Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff. The 10K race is a great way to shine a spotlight on the problems being tackled by FISH, and the ways in which we all can help. Bank of the Islands has baskets for dropping off non-perishable food donations at its locations on Sanibel and Captiva to help with FISH Food Pantry collections. It gives a whole new meaning to the idea of stopping by the bank to make a deposit, said Roepstorff. We genuinely thank Bank of the Islands for its wonderful contribution to the FISH 10K race, said Diane Cortese, co-chair of the 10K committee. Bank of the Islands philanthropic support touches many worthy organizations, such as FISH. Its investing in the well-being of our community. The race is set for Saturday, October 27 beginning at The Community House. If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor, contact Diane Cortese at email@example.com or Pete Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org. From left, Nicole McHale, Pete Bender, Willy Ocasio, Rob Lisenbee, Diane Cortese and Ed Ridlehoover photo provided 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 ABWA Lifetime Achievement Award NomineeLisa Newmeyer-Cochran, owner of Dorado Property Management on Sanibel, has been nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of ABWA. The award recognizes service to the community as well as leadership in ABWA and is presented by the organizations Southwest Florida Council. Cochrane will compete for the award with nominees from a five-county area. Looking back on 22 years in ABWA, participation in the organization has had a profound impact on my life, said Newmeyer-Cochrane. Mentoring others has been the most rewarding part. Newmeyer-Cochrane has also supported multiple community organizations over the years, including American Cancer Society, SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation, The Community House, Shell Islands Garden Club, Lee County Tennis League and has been an affiliate with the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Association of Realtors for over 10 years. Lisa is a stellar contributor in mentoring, encouraging others, fundraising and education, said Gloria Garrett, local ABWA chapter president. She has held many leadership roles and currently is serving again as membership chair. Lifetime Achievement candidates must be associated with ABWA for at least 15 years. Nancy Barnes of Bobs Island Graphics joined the chapter 35 years ago and is currently the sole local ABWA Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of the American Business Womens Association celebrates 40 years supporting professional growth through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. More information, visit www. abwasanibelcaptiva.org. Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane photo provided
Red Sox Certain To Finish With Best Record In History Of The Franchiseby Ed FrankRed Sox fans Do you realize that your 2018 Red Sox are on pace to win the most games in the 117year history of this iconic franchise? Through Monday of this week, the Red Sox had a 103-47 record with 12 games to play. Only three other Boston teams finished with more than 100 wins: 1912 105-47; 1915 10150; and 1946 103-47. The Red Sox need to post only a 3-9 record in those final 12 games to become the all-time winningest team in franchise history. When Boston left here at the end of Spring Training, the odds-makers listed them as one of the three or four best teams in baseball. But no way were they expected to win more than 100 games, and to run away with the American League Eastern Division title. The Red Sox had a whopping 11 game lead over their bitter rival New York Yankees as the week began and, with their magic number down to two, they are expected to clinch the title during a three-game series with the Yankees in New York that began Tuesday. Boston has won three World Series in the last 15 years, but those teams didnt come close to the season record of the 2018 Red Sox. Boston won the 2004 World Series after a 98-64 regular season record. Their record was 96-66 when they won it all in 2007, and 97-65 in 2013. There are many, many reasons for the current Boston success. First, we must give credit to Dave Dombrowski, president of baseball operations. Dombrowski was hired in 2015 with the team facing last place division finishes three of the last four years. He is known as an old-school believer in scouting as well as a modern-day believer in the analytical importance of the game. The Red Sox did win the AL East in 2016 and 2017 but were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round. Domboski fired manager John Farrell after last season and hired Houston bench coach Alex Cora. The rookie manager has guided a recordsetting team which is now the World Series favorite, according to several Las Vegas oddsmakers. Perhaps Dombrowskis biggest and most successful move was the signing this year of slugger JD Martinez. Just look at his stats as the week began: He led the American League in RBIs, 122; first in hits, 176; third in runs scored, 106; second in home runs, 41; and trailed teammate Mookie Betts in batting average, .328 to .337. Those certainly are records of worthy MVP consideration. But there is so much more to the astounding 2018 Red Sox. They have led the division all season with solid pitching, outstanding defense and great power led by Betts and Martinez. However, Dombrowski, Cora and every member of the Bosox will tell you it wont be a successful season without a deep post-season run. With the division all by wrapped up, Cora is certain to rest many of his players these final two weeks to prepare for that post-season run. SUN ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201836 239.472.0004Thinking of Selling?The Pfeifer Team has131 Sales This Year!Call Us for a Professional Consultation PRGHomeTeam.com SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the oldest catcher to hit a home run in the All-Star Game befor e St. Louis Yadier Molina (34 years, 363 days) did it in 2017? 2. When was the last time befor e August 2017 that the Los Angeles Dodgers were 50 games over .500 during a season? 3. Between the 2000 and 2017 NFL seasons, how many teams other than New England and Pittsburgh won the AFC Championship? 4. When was the last time befor e 2018 that the West Virginia mens basketball team was ranked as high as second in The Associated Press Top 25 poll? 5. In 2018, T ampa Bays Mikhail Sergachev became the youngest player in team history (19 years, 300 days) to score an NHL playoff goal. Who had been the youngest? 6. When was the last time for 2018 that Ger manys mens soccer team was eliminated in the first round of the World Cup? 7. In 2018, Gennady Golovkin tied the r ecord for most title defenses as a middleweight. Who else holds the mark? ANSWERS 1. Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees (34 years, 83 days old), in 1959. 2. It was 1953. 3. Four Baltimore (twice), Indianapolis (twice), Denver (twice) and Oakland. 4. It was December of 1959. 5. Jason Wiemer (20 years and 2 days old), in 1996. 6. It was 1938. 7. Bernard Hopkins (1996-2005).ABWA Luncheon Date ChangeSpeaker Laurie Verme, owner of Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream and Geppettos Beach Foodies, will present on Thursday, September 27 at the ABWA luncheon this month rather than September 25 as previously announced. Vermes talk, The Road to Success is ALWAYS Under Construction, reviews the inspiring business and personal journey that brought her to Sanibel. Vermes daughter Alice is the general manager of the island eateries. The luncheon will be held at Sundial Beach Resort and Spa, located at 1451 Middle Gulf Drive. Networking starts 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 Session Begins For Barre FitnessRegistration is open for the September/October session of Barre Fitness classes at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Cost is $55 for members and $73 for non-members for the full six-class session. Class size is limited to 10 participants. Register in advance to reserve your spot. Classes will be held on Thursdays, September 20 and 27, and October 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 5:30 p.m. A Barre workout combines functional strength, dance, Pilates and yoga concepts into a series of movements designed to strengthen the entire body. Participants will primarily utilize bodyweight for resistance while focusing on alignment and posture with the goal of enhancing body awareness, coordination, balance and strength. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 4720345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Adult Co-ed Softball LeagueThe fall Sanibel Adult Co-ed Softball League is now forming. Games will be played at The Sanibel School ball fields on Wednesday nights. The league will start on October 3. Teams need to be registered no later than Wednesday, September 26. T-shirts and team trophies will be awarded to top teams. The fee is $520 per team. There will be a mandatory coaches meeting on Wednesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. For more information, or if you are looking for a team, contact Char Durand at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 472-0435. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, visit www.mysanibel.com.
37 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 Is your Estate Plan providing you COMFORT, CONFIDENCE & CLARITY? Attorneys at Law SHEPPARD, BRETT, STEWART, HERSCH, KINSEY & HILL P.A. 9100 College Pointe Court Fort Myers, FL 33919 Phone 239.425.9383 Fax 239.334.3965 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 John Naumann & AssociatesThe top producers at John Naumann & Associates for the month of August were: LeAne Taylor Suarez, top listing agent; Larry and Debbie Hahn, top listing team; Evan duPont, top sales agent; and Larry and Debbie Hahn, top sales team. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS LeAne Taylor Suarez Debbie Hahn Larry Hahn Evan duPontLazy Flamingo Sponsoring RaceLazy Flamingo has signed on as a silver sponsor of the 10th annual 10K Race 4 FISH, which will be held on Saturday, October 27 beginning at The Community House. It is always important to support nonprofit organizations in our community, said General Manager Ron Rich said. These organizations and the people they assist are an integeral part of what makes Sanibel and Captiva islands so unique. Guests who want to remember the unique Lazy Flamingo experience can take home a souvenir one of their colorful Frisbees, which will be included in the race day goodie bags for runners. The Lazy Flamingo is a strong advocate of our community, said FISH of SanCap Board Vice Chair and 10K Committee Co-chairman Ed Ridlehoover. Their support of the 10K race helps us continue our mission of lending a helping hand to those in need and we are grateful. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, email Diane Cortese at email@example.com or Pete Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lazy Flamingo group with 10K Race 4 FISH committee members Pete Bender, Ed Ridlehoover and Nicole McHale, right photo provided FISH Volunteers Offer TutoringOctober 1 through 5 is National Tutoring Week and FISH of SanCap is honoring its tutors by bringing awareness to the FISH of SanCap Volunteer Tutoring program. The program is offered to children and adults in numerous subjects and at various levels. FISH volunteer tutoring involves a combination of instruction and assisting with assignments, on a one-on-one basis. Ive talked with a few parents who say their child needs extra help, but they cannot find or afford a tutor, said Kathy Y. Monroe, program director. At FISH, we have discovered that tutoring works. One-on-one tutoring, in conjunction with the teachers curriculum, makes a measurable difference for students. We have very knowledgeable volunteers who are ready, willing and able to assist. If for some reason FISH cannot locate a volunteer for a certain subject matter or level, FISH may be able to provide financial assistance for a specifically skilled and trained tutor outside of our volunteer base. Students may be elementary, middle or high school students as well as adults who are continuing their education or seeking assistance with ESOL. When inquiries are made about the tutoring program, FISH gathers information on subject, students level, struggle points and expectations, and matches them with a volunteer tutor. Once matched, the student and tutor are responsible for making their own arrangements as to time, location, number of days per week, etc. The program is flexible and predictable. Most tutoring programs will ask for an ongoing commitment; however, the FISH tutoring program works with the students schedule and availability and can stop and restart as needed. FISH monitors the participants success through discussion with the student, parent (where applicable) and tutor. FISH volunteer tutors are former teachers and business people who get to share what they know, not only about the subject matter, but also about how success in school has made a difference in their lives. The extra attention and assistance the student receives can strengthen the students sense of self-worth and self-confidence as well as boost their GPA. If you are interested in learning more about the program, contact Kathy Y. Monroe at 472-4775. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor and helping students build a solid foundation for future learning, contact Maria Espinoza at 472-4775.
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 201838 VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting, Tax Preparation and Consultation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non ResidentsCHARTERED FINANCIAL CONSULTANT Doctor and DieticianVision And Your Dietby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDCan what you eat affect the health of your eyes? Definitely! There is a strong connection between the foods you eat, and the health of your body and your vision. Older adults face age-related conditions, like cataracts and macular degeneration, which can impair their lifestyle, so making good nutritional choices is a way to help delay or prevent certain eye problems. In general, an overall healthy diet appears to be the best strategy in reducing the risk of developing agerelated eye conditions. A diet high in processed foods, saturated fat and sugar has been shown to increase the risk of these eye diseases, while a diet high in vegetables, carotenoids, vitamins, minerals, lutein, omega-3 fatty acids and healthy proteins, is beneficial for eye health. How do you do this? Choose a variety of dark green and brightly colored fruits and vegetables to obtain the most antioxidants, which protect eyes by reducing free radical damage that can cause age-related eye diseases. Throw together a colorful salad or steam some fresh vegetables. Grab raw vegetables for a wholesome snack. Bell peppers are high in vitamins A and C. Carrots are high in vitamin A, plus vitamins C and E, which help reduce the impact of both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Dip veggies in hummus, or just munch on them for a flavorful burst of nutrition. Include spinach, kale and other dark green, leafy vegetables for eye healthy vitamin C, beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Turkey is a good protein source loaded with zinc and the B-vitamin niacin, which can help prevent cataracts. And wild salmon is a perfect way to provide protein and the omega-3 fats you need. Fresh, whole food diets play a vital role in your overall health and the health of your eyes. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics has two locations: one in Oak Park, Illinois, and one in Fort Myers. It was established in 1991 by Ross Hauser, MD, and Marion Hauser, MS, RD. They can be reached at info@ caringmedical.com. Beautifulife:Shine Brightby Kay CaspersonLight can symbolize lots of things like hope, inspiration, love and peace. Our personal happiness is also like a light, burning bright deep within us, and when the daily stresses of life become overwhelming, that light starts to dim, making it harder to see and focus on whats truly important. Here are a few of my favorite affirmations for illuminating every aspect of your life emotionally, spiritually, physically, environmentally and socially: I revitalize my mind, body and spirit Find time to celebrate life every single day (even if its only for a few minutes at a time). Discover new activities that ignite your imagination and spark your creativity. Get a beautiful natural glow back in your cheeks by treating your skin to a brightening vitamin C serum or a nourishing facial at the spa. Greet the sunrise with an inspirational prayer and an energizing yoga session. Each day is a new opportunity to celebrate our blessings and explore the beauty of life. I am passionate about life and compassionate towards others What are you passionate about? What fuels you? Figure out what makes you feel happy, healthy and fulfilled, and embrace it with gusto. Channel your love for life into everything you do, especially when it comes to inspiring, helping or connecting with other people. Keep compassion in your heart, let your heart guide you, and you will enrich the lives of others as well as your own. I let my inner light shine bright When we are truly happy, it glows from within and shines on the world and people around us. Share your happiness, love and inspiration with everyone you meet, wherever you go, every single day. Kay Casperson is a beauty and lifestyle expert, founder and CEO of Beautifulife by Kay Casperson. She owns resort spas on Sanibel and Captiva islands and manufactures beauty and lifestyle products sold across the country. To stay inspired, visit www.kaycasperson.com or follow on social media @kaycasperson. Vietnam Veterans 50th Anniversary PinsVeterans of the Vietnam War who reside in Southwest Florida are being sought to register for a special event on Monday, November 12 at JetBlue Stadium in Fort Myers. Hosted by Collier-Lee Honor Flight, the ceremony from 9 to 11 a.m. will honor Vietnam War veterans for their service with a commemorative 50th anniversary pin. United States veterans who served between November 1955 through April 1975 qualify. All veterans, including those who served state-side, will be honored. To apply to be recognized and receive a pin at the ceremony, visit www.CollierHonorFlight.org, fill out the application and write at the top. For additional information, contact Collier-Lee Honor Flight, P.O. Box 8001, Naples, FL 34101, call 777-9295 or email info@CollierHonorFlight.org. Community Leaders RecognizedGulfshore Life magazine has just named eight Men & Women of the Year for their outstanding contributions to the greater community of Southwest Florida. The distinguished winners include leaders in business, philanthropy and the arts from both Collier and Lee counties. They will be honored at a reception and awards presentation on November 8 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The 2018 Men & Women of the Year are: Chauncey Goss, Sanibel city councilman and conservationist; Dawn Montecalvo, president of Guadalupe Center; Juan Diaz, artist; Katie Schweikhardt, development director, United Way of Collier County; Mike Martin, president, Florida Gulf Coast University; Stacey Deffenbaugh, news anchor, NBC2; Susie McCurry, trustee, Naples Children & Education Foundation; Scott Burgess, president and CEO, David Lawrence Center. The 2018 honorees join an elite group of more than 250 former Men & Women of the Year, named every November for the past 21 years. From page 1Songwriter Festthrough Sunday, September 23. Live performances will run from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Sunday. Venues include Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Pool at Tween Waters Inn, Keylime Bistro, Cantina Captiva, RC Otters, Doc Fords, The Mucky Duck and South Seas Island Resort at Harbourside Bar & Grill. There will also be a couple of house parties on Captiva with music by Aaron Barker, Phil ODonnell, Wynn Varble and Earl Bud Lee. The festival then moves to downtown Fort Myers from September 24 to 27, and wraps up on Fort Myers Beach from September 28 to 30. For a complete schedule of Captiva performances, visit www. island-hopper.fortmyers-sanibel.com/ media/31447/2018-captiva-islandschedule.pdf. For the full schedule, visit www.island-hopper.fortmyers-sanibel. com.
SUN deaRPharmacistSix Ways To Protect Your Eyesightby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers:I look around at this beautiful Earth and the people I love and I think, I never want to lose this gift! Eyesight is such a precious thing, and most people take it for granted because youve never known otherwise. But its common to lose vision as you age. Its not just an inevitable consequence though. You might be able to slow it down by considering a few factors, dietary changes and vitamins or minerals. Today, Ill help you learn what might support your health if you have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), dry eye syndrome or cataracts. As soon as you notice changes in your eyesight, see an ophthalmologist. I recommend you share eyesight changes with your doctor so that they can see if you have diabetes or other disorders. Vision-protecting foods To protect eyesight, make sure that your diet contains plenty of eye-loving foods. These include citrus foods, nuts, hemp seeds, walnuts, almonds, cashews, salads, sweet potatoes, pumpkin seeds and seafood. Water is also important. Dehydration will make your vision blurry. Lutein and zeaxanthin Lutein and zeaxanthin are very special carotenoids that protect your retina. They filter out high-energy wavelengths of light and act as antioxidants. You dont make your own lutein and zeaxanthin, eat right and/or supplement. The best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin are leafy greens, squash, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots and egg yolks. Vitamins C and E These two powerful antioxidants protect the tiny cells of your eye from oxidative damage. Both of these vitamins help you maintain healthy blood vessels. You see, blood vessels improve blood flow to your eye and this is imperative to good vision. Good food sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, bell peppers and salads. Vitamin E can be obtained from sunflower seeds, and walnuts. Zinc Zinc is highly concentrated in your retina and especially in the macula, where it helps to make a pigment called melanin that absorbs harmful light. Melanin is a pigment that is made in your body by melanocytes. Its in your skin too; it protects against UV radiation. The more melanin you have, the more brown your eyes are. Zinc supports melanin production in the body. EPA and DHA Fish Oils These offset some of the medication-induced vision damage that occurs from taking statins, NSAIDS, steroids and seizure medicine. Fish oils also suppress the inflammatory mediators such as thromboxanes, prostaglandins and leukotrienes. DHA accounts for more than one-third of the fatty acids in your retina. Inflammation in your body doesnt passively go away. Weve recently learned there are three compounds that force it to calm down. These good guys are called the resolvins, protectins and maresins, and essential fatty acids help you make more of the good guys. Wear sunglasses Ultraviolet light can hurt your eyes, so squinting isnt good. Wearing sunglasses when youre outside exposed to bright sunlight reduces the amount of UV light that your eyes are exposed to. FYI, our devices emit short-wavelength blue light which might have negative changes in our eyesight. 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. 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. 39 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I think my girlfriend is a perfectionist. It drives me crazy as it takes her forever to get ready, and we are always late. What can I do to get her to not be such a perfectionist?A: If your girlfriends outfit has to be flawless all the time, and it takes her too long to get ready, then she may have perfectionistic tendencies. Perfectionism stems from low selfesteem. Its ok to present oneself well, however, when it goes to the extreme of running late for events, it becomes an issue for you and others. A rule of thumb in coping with a perfectionist is to see if they will cut corners, in other words, they dont have to bake the cake from scratch. Its important that your girlfriend set realistic goals and affirm those successes. Leave one or two things on the list as it doesnt have to be done all at once. They will be there the following day. Always affirm what a great job this person has done as it is challenging for a perfectionist to let go and practice positive self-talk, yet it is necessary. Perfectionism is more common in first born and only children as they tend to be their parents experiment and high expectations are usually set. The child wants the parents approval and seeks to be perfect, therein lies perfectionism tendencies. This trait usually goes back to early on expectations and programming from others such as a parent, teacher, or some role model. If it was not done perfectly, then the person felt unworthy, not good enough, and continued to try and do the task better to the point of perfection. This programming, however, can be replaced by new beliefs and behavior. It is important for your girlfriend to catch her perfectionism by seeing what or who motivates it and showing herself compassion so that change for the better is possible. It will be better for her and your relationship. Constance Clancy, EdD, LMHC, LPC, NCC is a licensed mental health therapist, hypnotherapist, author and holistic stress management instructor. If you have a question, email Constance at drconstanceclancy@ gmail.com or visit www. drconstanceclancy.com. 2 Years Experience Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 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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OF SANCAP 24-hr ser vice . ........................... 472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . ............................... 472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . ......................... 472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . .......... 472-8334 Kiwanis Club . ........................................... 677-7299 League of Women Voters . .................... sanibelLWV@gmail . com Lions Club, Jeff MacDonald . ........................... 302-521-1158 Master Gar deners of the Islands . ........................... 472-6940 MOAA Military Officers Assc . of America, Alex MacKenzie . .... 395-9232 Newcomers . ............................................ 472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . ..................... 768-0417 Optimist Club . ...........................................472-0836PAWS . ................................................. 472-4823 Rotary Club . ................................. 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Bike Club . ........................... sanibelbic ycleclub . org Sanibel Beautification Inc . . ................................ 470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . ............................ 472-6940 Sanibel-Captiv a Power Squadron . ...... www .. usps . org/localusps/sancap Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus . ........................ 395-1202 Sanibel-Captiv a Shell Club . .... facebook . com/sancapshellclub 267-7291 Sanibel Youth Soccer .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www .. sanibelsoccer .. org . .. 395-2040 United Way of Lee County . ................................ 433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline 24 hour . ..................... 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . ............................................. 728-1971 ISLAND ATTRACTIONS Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum . .................... 395-2233 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . .................. 472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . ....................... 472-4648 SCCF Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation . ............... 472-2329CALLING CARD 239-395-1213 NEWSPAPER Sanibel & Captiva Islands To be listed in calling card email your information to: email@example.com PETS OF THE WEEKphotos provided Haven on Earth Animal LeaguePud And DellaHi! Im Pud. I am a handsome, declawed, 14-year-old male champagne 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 $50. To find out more about me, call Diane at 860-8334472 or email Haven on Earth Animal League at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hello, Im Della. I am a beautiful tabby girl who recently had a litter. Im only 1 year old and very sweet. I have been fully vetted and brought up to date on all vaccines. Come see me at PetSmart on Six Mile Cypress. My adoption fee is $100. To find out more about me, call Diane at 860-833-4472 or email Haven on Earth Animal League at email@example.com. Haven on Earth Animal League, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue organization in Fort Myers, operated completely by volunteers. Its mission is to rescue, house, rehabilitate and re-home abused, unwanted, neglected and homeless animals into forever, loving homes. 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. Pud Della Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesJasmine And AliceHello, my name is Jasmine. I am a 4-yearold female German shepard mix who is the shelter princess just waiting for my prince to come find me. I have a megawatt smile that will have you eating out of the palm of my hand, but Id prefer to eat out of the palm of yours. I get along well with others, so if you have another canine at home, that would be okay with me My adoption fee is $15. Hi, Im Miss Alice, and much like Alice in Wonderland, I am curiouser and curiouser. I am a 3-year-old female domestic shorthair who loves to sit on my perch and watch what is going on below me. Give me something high to sit on, and I am quite content. I am also very happy to sit in your lap and be treated like the queen I fancy myself to be. I am a loveable sort and will return your affection. My adoption fee is $10. Through September 30, the adoption fee for all cats and kittens will be reduced to just $10 and dogs and puppies to just $15. Adoptions include: sterilization; age appropriate vaccinations; county license; microchip ID; de-worming; flea treatment; a heartworm test for dogs; feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats; and a 10-day health guarantee. This is a $500 package. The team of volunteers and staff are waiting to introduce your new family member to you. Check the website to be sure pets are still available. 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. Jasmine ID# A666380 Alice ID# A746946 PAWS Of SanibelMatilda And SashaHi, my name is Matilda. 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
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Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate 47 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2018Aries (March 21 to April 19) The changing season brings new experiences as well as challenges for the ever-adventurous Aries. Your social life expands, as do the opportunities at your workplace. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) That recent period of uncertainty has passed. You now can now feel more confident about making decisions, especially those that relate to an important personal relationship. Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Although you might be faced with a number of tasks on your to-do list, try to take time out to enjoy the arts. Music, especially, can be soothing to the sensitive soul of a Gemini. Cancer (June 21 to July 22) A disagreement with a colleague or friend is best resolved with open and frank discussion. Trying to force the other party to see things your way is bound to backfire. Leo (July 23 to August 22) That Leonine pride might be ruffled by a colleagues challenge to one of your pet ideas. But stop growling and listen. You could learn something that will work to your advantage. Virgo (August 23 to September 22) Someone in authority might decide to select you as a candidate for a project that carries more responsibilities. Be prepared to show why youre the right choice for the job. Libra (September 23 to October 22) That new workplace problem should be dealt with as soon as possible. Leaving it unresolved for too long could lead to an even more unsettling and time-consuming situation. Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) You might have to do some fancy juggling to keep both your work responsibilities and personal obligations on track. But ultimately, youll work it all out, as you always do. Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) You might hear some upsetting things about a situation in your life. But dont be swayed by talk. Demand proof before making any decisions on the matter. Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) Dont risk depleting those precious energy levels by taking on more tasks than you can realistically handle. Also, remember to ask for help when you need it. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) It might be difficult for the Aquarian who is used to giving advice to take counsel when offered. But its a good idea to listen to what trusted friends feel you should know. Pisces (February 19 to March 20) Things might be a little unsettled as you move through a period of reassessment. But once you get your priorities sorted out, you should be ready to tackle an important decision. Born This Week: Youre able to achieve a happy balance in your productive life by never feeling overwhelmed or underappreciated. It was Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, who made the following sage observation: There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope they are organized along the lines of the Mafia. Greyhounds arent just fast; they also have better vision than any other breed of dog. The venerable diner saw its peak as a place for a casual meal in the late 1940s, when there were around 7,000 of them across the country. Today there are fewer than 2,000. Thomas Jefferson was an inventor as well as a statesman, but he refused to take out patents on any of his ideas. He believed that inventions should benefit all of humanity, not just himself. In January 2018, the City of New York paid 200 formerly homeless people $85 each to pretend to be homeless again for one night. At midnight that night, in order to get an estimate of the citys homeless population, volunteer canvassers took to the streets, approaching apparently homeless people to ask if they have somewhere to sleep. If a canvasser came across one of the paid homeless decoys, that decoy went home. The decoys were, essentially, a check to see how well the canvassers did their job and they did it pretty well, it seems, finding 90 percent of the decoys in the course of the night. In Switzerland, its considered bad luck to tell anyone your babys name before it is born. People of small caliber like to sit on high horses. Magdalena Samozwaniec THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE SCRAMBLERS Hortoons Subdivision City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Ponza Estero 2016 3,124 $1,169,000 $1,100,000 184 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2007 3,220 $874,999 $812,500 77 Island Harbors Matlacha 1965 1,832 $849,000 $801,000 140 Town And River Fort Myers 2007 2,249 $799,000 $740,500 206 Laguna ShoresFort Myers Beach 1997 1,248 $599,000 $560,000 72 Hampton GreensFort Myers 1996 3,636 $575,000 $550,000 263 Hampton Park Fort Myers 2006 3,471 $549,900 $530,000 177 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2005 2,678 $549,000 $525,000 53 Whiskey Creek Fort Myers 1966 2,001 $549,000 $537,500 12 Turtle Point Cove Estero 2004 2,000 $539,900 $525,000 4
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