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Local Veteran Donates Marine
Corps Dress Blues To Hometown
Dane Johnson, Jessica Simmonds-Short, Kim Breece, Mark Thomas, Shelby Gorka and
Performing Arts Students
Present Alice In Wonderland
The Sanibel School Junior Performing Arts and Performing Arts troupes' pro-
May 27 and Friday, May 28. Curtain time is 7 p.m. The show will also run
Thursday and Friday, June 3 and 4, at 7 p.m.
Alice in Wonderland is directed by Joe Angelo, The Sanibel School's director of Robert Greif with the cabinets he built and his dress blue uniform
music with the help of parent Arlene Dillon. Sixth, 7th and 8th grade students are per-
forming in the play. They have been rehearsing since early 2010 and are expected to Coggon, Iowa business was requesting military photos and memorabilia to
bring the house down with their animated roles. Parents have been involved with the Adisplay in honor of all of Coggon's veterans. Full time Sanibel resident Robert
students in building the sets, making the costumes, doing make-up and managing the reif, a cabinet maker and finish carpenter, said he was honored to give a
back stage. photo, but offered much more.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 for adults and $2 for children. Seating will be He donated his dress blue uniform and four custom built display cases, one for each
on a first come, first served basis. All proceeds from the show help fund performances branch of service. It would have been five but Coggon has no past or present coast
at The Sanibel School.M guard members.
continued on page 2
FT MYERS, FL
SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA
MAY 28, 2010
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Petersburg Unified Command Center as
an affiliated volunteer organization.
*In terms of wildlife impacts, since
oil or tarballs are considered a hazardous
material, SCCF is keeping tabs on when
and where training certification opportu-
nities, accepted by the coast guard and
BP, will be offered.
*SCCF is working closely with the
Florida Fish & Wildlife Consewvation
Commission on sea turtle and shorebird
protocols involving nesting females, nest
protection and hatchling survival. They
have tasked the foundation with protocols
to implement now in order to prepare
continued on page 25
Sanibel School 100-Year Birthday
Celebration Is June 6 On Captiva
The time is near for The Sanibel School's celebration of more than 100 years
from noon to 4 p.m. at The Mucky Duck on Captiva. The cost is $15 for
adults and $10 for children, with lunch from Pop'z BBQ, including slow-cooked
pulled pork, barbecue chicken, garden salad, pasta salad, baked beans, fresh rolls,
homemade barbecue sauce, beverages and birthday cake.
Parents can sign their children up for Banana Boat rides. Registration forms are
available at The Sanibel School. Children who meet the 48-inch height requirement
will be given a ticket with a time to report to the YOLO Watersports tent. Boat rides
are limited and are on a first come, first served basis. An adult guardian must be pres-
ent to sign a release for the ride. Contact Michelle Wesley for more information by
email at michellewesley@sanibelrealtors .com or phone 910-8000.
There will be games for the children, a chance to soak special guests in a dunk
tank and a birthday party themed silent auction with items donated by local businesses
including The Hungn; Heron, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Jerry's Foods, Jungle Golf,
continued on page 2
Oil Spill Update:
ast Thursday, Governor Charlie
agency regarding the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill to include Charlotte,
Lee, Collier, Monroe, Dade, Broward
and Palm Beach counties.
The beaches and shorelines of Sanibel
remain in pristine condition with no
impact or imminent threat from the oil
spill, say city officials. At this time, there
is no smell or presence of oil on our local
beaches. City staff continues to closely
monitor the situation and coordinate
planning efforts with local, state and fed-
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Post 123 Events
On Friday, May 28, the American
Legion Post 123 is holding a fish
Ofry from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday,
May 30 is the Redneck O'Limp'ics.
There will be food and games for the
whole family. Opening ceremonies are
athoh daon June 14 is Flag Day. Legion
members will be retiring the flags begin-
ning at 6 p.m. Please drop off your flags
before this day to be retired. Stop in
Monday nights for a 9-ball pool tourna-
Tex= hod'e 6is yed every
Thursday night at 7 p.m. Players are still
Every Friday stop in for a six-ounce
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menu. Food is served all day, every day.
The public is welcome.
The Legion is open Monday through
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and
Sunday, 12 to 9 p.m., located at mile
marker three on Sanibel-Captiva Road.
For more information call 472-9979.M
From page 1
Lazy Flamingo, Schnapper's Hots, BIG
ARTS, and the Skatium. Gene Federico
will provide the entertainment.
In addition to YOLO Watersports,
sponsors to date include The Mucky
Duck, South Seas Island Resort, and RED
Salon & Spa. This fundraiser will benefit
the Sanibel School Fund, a nonprofit
organization that raises money to pay
for programs such as foreign-language
instruction and technology enhance-
ments. Fundraising by parents and friends
to pay for these programs earned The
Sanibel School the Blue Ribbon des-
ignation from the U.S. Department of
Students must be accompanied by their
parent/guardian as this is not a school-
sponsored event. Parents are responsible
for the supervision of their children. For
event sponsorship information, contact
Debra Hobbs at 565-0549.M
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Cthe date of the 2nd annual 10k
Race for FISH. It will take place on
Sanibel on Saturday, October 16 at
The race, in conjunction with the Fort
Myers Track Club, is expected to attract
more than 500 runners this year. Many
of the service clubs on the island are once
again volunteering with stewarding, park-
ing and manning of refreshment stations
around the island.
This year, island cartoonist Dave
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for the event. It will be used on race post-
ers, T-shirts and banners. Horton has
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The 10K is the main fundraising event
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for FISH this year, the organizers hope
to raise significant money from the race
through local sponsorships, participant
fees and donations.
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and Captiva islanders and visitors with
a wide range of services. For more than
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For the past 10 months,
Ripp has traveled full time
throughout Lee County,
listening and learning from
the residents, a practice he
intends to continue after
How to get more good
paying high tech jobs was
roundly discussed. There
was also consensus that I P- as
tech industries and health-
care are a major driving
force in our economy, and
that Lee County needs to
get our educational institu-
tions and the county to I
closely work together to
ensure that students are
learning the skills that our sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane and Dick Ripp
current employers need, as
well as the skills that are needed by the high tech companies Lee County must attempt
to get to relocate to our area. "Good high paying jobs for well-trained employees is
what is needed," Ripp remarked.
Ripp was also invited to meet with local Republican leaders at the Sanibel Library
on Saturday, May 22. He heard a striking presentation by Senator Garret Richter,
and shared more of his innovative ideas for Lee County. As a former property owner
on Sanibel, a successful businessman in Lee County, and as a former elected school
board member, Ripp assured his audience that he was well aware of the issues facing
Lee County and is ready to meet them head on.
"Lee County can again become the greatest place to in which to live, but it will take
all of us, working together to make Lee County flourish. Let's do it together," Ripp
said to applause.
For more information visit www.dickripp.com.M
O n Wednesday, ,J
ODick Ripp, J
date for the Lee
County Board of
District 2, met with '
Sanibel residents and
community leaders -.
at Doc Ford's restau-
rant. In attendance
were Marty Harrity,
Sam Bailey, Dr. Steve Dick Ripp and Sam Bailey
Brown, George and
Liz Clark, Tom Gilhooly, Jim Jennings, Robb Moran, Maureen Valiquette, Jimmy Eger,
Gholi Darehshori, among others.
Ripp and his wife Pam discussed information related to the recent oil spill in the
Gulf of Mexico, and provided cards with many Web site addresses and phone numbers
with information sources regarding the BP oil disaster.
During a lengthy discussion regarding oil drilling in the gulf the consensus was in
favor of halting oil drilling, fully investigating what went wrong, and enacting legislation
and safety measures to prevent any future catastrophic spills. "The crown jewels of
Lee County Sanibel-Captiva beaches and the environment must be protected at all
cost," said Ripp.
Bridge tolls and bed tax revenues were also hot topics. Ripp said he would work to
ensure that they are fair and equitable to Sanibel-Captiva residents, workers, visitors,
Ripp also plans to establish focus groups from throughout Lee County to listen
to the people and hear what their concerns and priorities are. These focus groups
will draw from a cross-section of Lee residents, including seniors, young families with
children, small businesses, community leaders, environmentalists, and the educational
community. "Lobby interest groups have always had the ear of the commission I plan
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clipped by overtaking motorists who mis-
judge passing clearance, or encountering
drainage stmectures, rough pavement,
debris, and other hazards. Riding further
to the left can avoid these problems, and
is legally permitted where needed for
safety. However, many motorists may
not expect bicycles to be in this area. A
pavement marking that indicates the legal
and appropriate bicyclist line of travel,
and that cues motorists to pass with suf-
ficient clearance, has been developed and
approved for use on public roads as part
of the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic
Control Devices (MUTCD).
For more information about the use
of this new marking on the Gladiolus
project, contact Project Manager Rob
Phelan at 533-8594. For more informa-
tion about the use of this new marking
in general, contact the county s Bicycle
Pedestrian Coordinator Mike Tisch at
State law requires cyclists to ride as
far to the right as practical and travel in
the same direction as automobiles. The
law requires drivers to give cyclists at least
three feet clearance when passing. The
Shared Lane markings are intended to
be a reminder to drivers to move over
and give cyclists room when passing. The
Shared Lane markings indicate to cyclists
where it would be generally appropriate
to ride in the lane. The arrows are also
intended to show which direction cyclists
are to travel (with traffic).
Traffic lanes are often too narrow to
be shared side-by-side by bicyclists and
passing motorists. Where parking is pres-
ent, bicyclists wishing to stay out of the
way of motorists often ride too close to
parked cars and risk being stmuck by a
suddenly-opened car door. Where no
parking is present, bicyclists wishing to
stay out of the way of motorists often ride
too close to the roadway edge, and un
the risks of being mun off the road, being
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the Lee County Department of
Transportation. A new pavement
marking has been developed by traffic
engineering specialists called the Shared
Lane symbol, which will help provide
cues to motorists and bicyclists that
they both will need to "share the road."
The symbol, consisting of two chevron
style arrows and a bicycle symbol, will
be used for the first time in Lee County
on the newly widened Gladiolus Drive
through the Harlem Heights community.
Due to limited right-of-way and a
desire to have wide sidewalks through this
neighborhood, it was not possible to pro-
vide on-road bike lanes or paved shoul-
ders that are usually built as part of a road
widening project. Cyclists will be required
to share the travel lane with automobiles
between Pine Ridge Road and Hagie
Drive, and the Shared Lane markings will
help provide an indication to motorists
and cyclists that they will need to share
the road in this area.
The Sanibel City Council will
convene a regular meeting on
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
at 9:00 a.m.
in Mackenzie Hall
at City Hall
800 Dunlop Road
Public is welcome.
Complete agendas are available at the City Web site:
www.mysanibel.com. A copy of the agenda is also posted on the
bulletin board outside City Hall. Agendas subject to
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL A DECISION MADE BY THE COUNCIL ON ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS
MEETING/HEARING, SUCH PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS
MADE, TO INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH ANY SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT JIM ISOM, DIRECTOR OF
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS TELEPHONE 239-472-3700
FOR ASSISTANCE IF HEARING IMPAIRED, TELEPHONE THE FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE AT 711
8 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
a -IN8 IDE CITY HALL
of a view of the bay, residents "would
have a view of what looks like a marina.
Claudia Burns, a member of a group
that monitors sea turtle nesting on
Sanibel, said there have been some false
crawls on the bayside and she is con-
cerned about the effect of docks on nest-
Steve Hartsell, attorney for the prop-
erty owners, said he appreciated the
cooperation of the city. He added, "The
prohibition against just these homeown-
ers really was not equitable and has not
resulted in an improvement in seagrasses.
They just want the same rights as others
on the island.
The draft ordinance includes 29 con-
ditions including those relating to size,
location, height and public access to the
Jordan and Loflin will amend the draft
ordinance based on the planning com-
missioners' recommendations and may
bring it back for further action as early as
June 8. The ordinance is scheduled for
a first reading before the city council on
anibel City Hall will be closed in
Monday, May 31, and will resume
regular office hours on Tuesday, June 1.
Refuse, recycling and vegetation
waste collection by Waste Pro scheduled
for Memorial Day will be one day later.
Therefore, if your normal pick-up day
is Monday, May 31, your waste will be
picked up on Tuesday, June 1. The
altered schedule will remain in place
for the rest of the week. The normal
waste collection schedule will resume on
Monday, June 7.
The Recreation Center will operate
regular hours on Memorial Day, Monday,
May 31, from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. All
regular classes will be held. If you have
any questions, call the center at 472-
03The After School Recreation Program
will not operate Monday, May 31. It will
resume Tuesday, June 1. Registration is
now open for the Summer Recreation
Program at the Recreation Center front
desk, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. If you
have any questions, call 472-0345.
The City of Sanibel's Civic Center/
Center 4 Life will be closed for the holi-
day and will resume normal office hours
on Tuesday, June 1. If you have any
questions, call 472-5743.M
RO SOrt Housing:
C'Overag e Should
NOf Be Increased
by Anne Mitchell
T nder city council direction and
( with the recommendation of the
Planning director not to increase
the total footprint of resort housing
properties, Sanibel's Land Development
Code Review Subcommittee on Tuesday
wrestled with ways to encourage mod-
ernization of the island's aging lodgings.
The committee's topic for the day was
impervious coverage, developed area and
continued on page 33
Judie Zimmora presents a bouquet to
90-year-old birthday girl Doris Southerton
City of Sanibel Center-4-Life vol-
unteer Doris Southerton was
Councr~piseda rhn dn bh f of City
presented thhr wi ad hoqutoe ros
regularly scheduled Wednesday hot dog
Southerton retired to Sanibel Island in
1981 and has volunteered with the Island
Seniors at the Center-4-Life since 1991.
She was a founding member of the Island
Seniors and has been serving hot dogs on
Hot Dog Grill Day for over 10 years.M:
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WE MAIL TO ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ON SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA ISLANDS.
90th B'I Ody
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by Anne Mitchell
attorney, the City of Sanibel is
lifting the longtime prohibition on
boat docks on the bayside.
It's been 17 years since anyone was
allowed to construct a dock in the bay
beach zone, between Woodring Point and
the west boundary of Lighthouse Park.
The reason was to protect the seagrass
beds from further boat traffic.
However, the sea grasses haven t
gotten any healthier in that time, said
Planning Director Jim Jordan.
Meanwhile, the Sanibel Police
Department has a recently built dock
near the public boat ramp on the bayside.
Jordan explained that the city is exempt
for public facilities related to safety and
welfareAttorney Ken Cuyler said no
ton thishi teh wyite citerhtahsopptohdi -
handle the issue.
Natural Resources Director Rob Loflin
recommends rip rap being placed under
any new docks to provide habitat and to
design docks to minimize the impact on
sea grasses, such as reducing the shadow
of the dock to allow more light to reach
If every property owner along the bay
applies for a dock, there would be about
50, Jordan estimates. Loflin said instead
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While it might be possible for a property owner to obtain a variance to increase
impermeable or developed areas, such variances are not lightly granted. So, whether
and to what extent this will prove to be a practical approach for owners of noncon-
Thormnhnitctul be scuhagna agivt ths e strict mules governing variances, we believe
the planning commission should seek ways to eliminate nonconformities on a case-by-
case basis and consider changes in the law only as a last resort. Under City Charter
section 3.10.5, changing the law to allow increases in impermeable coverage or devel-
oped area would require voter approval.
The Sanibel Plan sets the height limit of buildings at three stories above base flood
elevation. The Land Development Code has implemented the plan by limiting the
height of multiple dwellings to 45 feet above base flood elevation enough to accom-
modate three stories. The council's guidance document on resort redevelopment,
which it has provided to the planning commission, states that the Sanibel Plan height
limit may not be exceeded during such redevelopment.
There are a number of older structures in the Resort Housing District which have
four habitable stories. Under the city's post-disaster buildback ordinance, they may be
replaced if they are destroyed in a natural disaster, like a hurricane. But in a planned
redevelopment scenario one not related to a natural disaster council has said they
could be upgraded or modernized, but not redeveloped at the same height.
As we pointed out in an earlier commentary, post-disaster buildback and planned
redevelopment present very different public policy imperatives and should be treated
differently. Planned redevelopment is a voluntary process with no urgency or sudden
loss of property. It is usually motivated by the hope of economic gain or improvement.
When a building is destroyed in a disaster, the alternatives are stark to rebuild or suf-
for a loss. Loss of property is never an attractive alternative.
We think council made the correct decision on height limits.
Setbacks define areas around buildings which may not be developed. In addition
to the customary distances from roadways and neighboring structures, Sanibel has a
setback known as the 1974 Coastal Constmection Control Line (CCCL). It helps reduce
threats to public safety from storms and the beach environment by encroachment. The
area fonvard of this line, which comprises the Gulf Beach Zone, is off-limits to devel-
opment. Stmectures which were built forward of the CCCL are nonconforming.
Council has said that all setbacks in the Land Development Code, including the
CCCL, are to be maintained during redevelopment. That means that, unlike the case
of post-disaster buildback, structures forward of the CCCL may not be redeveloped,
though they could be upgraded or modernized.
We think council made the right decision here as well. Protection of human life and
continued on page 10
Part III of III
9 ing ReSOfl I I Isse If Ig t
Lot Coverag e, Setbac ks And More
by Larry Schopp, Committee of
the Islands board member
As we said in our commentary last week, improving or
and motels is often a problem. Reason: Many were
built before current building codes and are nonconforming. This
meanss they could not, in many cases, be redeveloped without
violating current density limits or other restrictions.
.Last week we discussed ways in which city council and the
'planning commission are working on plans to enable such struc-
tures to be improved without losing their current density. The city
feels, and the Committee of the Islands agrees, that such efforts
would incentivize improvements and keep a significant portion of our resorts in the
category of short-term rentals. These rentals are considered an essential building block
in Sanibel's economy.
City council has made it clear that, other than accommodating for density, it will
require that any other non-conforming aspects must be corrected before redevelop-
ment may take place.
We think this is the right approach and applaud council's action. Here are the other
nonconformance issues that will have to be addressed:
Lot Coverage, Impermeable Surfaces, and Developed Area
In order to prevent the run-off of polluted storm water into surrounding surface
waters and to maintain some native vegetation for wildlife habitat the city limits the
extent to which a building lot may be cleared of vegetation and covered with imperme-
The term "impermeable" refers to surfaces such as paying, or buildings themselves,
that prevent the absorption of surface water. The limits vary by environmental zone.
In the resort housing district, typically only 25 percent of the lot may be covered with
impermeable surfaces. Any coverage exceeding that limit is considered nonconform-
ing. Council has directed that current limits on impermeable surfaces not be changed.
The city also has a limit on total developed area, which includes not only the imper-
meable areas but also such permeable improvements like shell or gravel driveways.
The limit on total developed area is 30 percent of the entire lot.
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Ag ing Resorts
the fragile beach environment are good
reasons that the Gulf Beach Zone remain
off-limits to redevelopment.
There is an emerging field of construc-
tion, called green technology, which aims
to conserve limited resources and mini-
mize environmental degradation. Council
has encouraged the use of green tech-
nologies in its guidance document. We
agree but do not believe the use of those
technologies should entitle developers to
concessions under existing regulations
such as lot coverage. We hope green
technologies will be implemented because
they make good sense.
We believe council has taken the right
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approach, both by providing clear guid-
ance to the planning commission and in
its broad adherence to the principles of
the Sanibel Plan in the guidance docu-
ment. While it is true that redevelopment
to current density goes beyond the found-
ers' vision and the plan, without that step
meaningful redevelopment in the Resort
Housing District could not occur, and an
important element of the city s economy
might be jeopardized.
As we had mentioned earlier, the
issue of resort redevelopment is currently
before the planning commission. Meeting
times are announced in the press and on
the city s Web site. We encourage you to
participate and provide your input.
The Committee of the Islands also
welcomes your input. You can provide it
via our Web site at cott~org or email us at
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have always thought the spaghetti din-
ners covered all of the above. The men
were excited to hear there is actually
more culture on the island than break-
fast at The Dunes.
Events currently scheduled for The
Community House are Dancing with the
Stars, Songwriters Blend Series, Island
Jazz Dance Band, and the Neighbor to
Neighbor series. Of course, don t for-
get the spaghetti dinner next Februany.
In preparation for more events, The
Community House is planning a fund-
raiser this summer to raise money to
redesign the building. You can help sup-
port The Community House by
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by Eric Pfeifer
This summer, our guest speakers
will be coming from the various
properties on the new Sanibel
Monopoly game. Last week we heard
from Salli Kirkland, president, and Jill
Kobe, the new executive director of The
Community (Chest) House. Their mis-
sion is to enrich communication on the
island through cultural education and
social gatherings. This seemed to boggle
the minds of most Kiwanians as they
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Telephone: 239.472.2876 Toll-free: 800.749.1987
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in New York City. After retirement, he
attended Antioch New England Graduate
School, graduating in 2003 with a master
of science degree in environmental stud-
ies. His last work was as a field biologist
for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation from 2001-07.
He was the author of two books:
Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy and
Other Stories: A Child's Introduction
to Religion (1978), and A Life Study
of Franz Kafka: Using the Intensive
Journal Method by Ira Progoff (1992).
He was married to Carol Louise
Findlater of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in
1964. They met in Kenya on Operation
Crossroads Africa during the summer
of 1962 and spent the first two years
of marriage working for the Episcopal
Church in German Southwest Africa,
now Namibia. He was an involved and
loving father for sons Timothy Scott,
born in 1965, and Jay Douglas, born in
Beyond his professional and family
life, Gestwicki loved the outdoors, and
was a passionate environmentalist and
conservationist, serving on the board
of the Greater Lovell Land Trust and
as president of the Five Kezar Ponds
Watershed Association until his illness.
He was a competitive runner, a social
activist, and a lover of good times. He
will be remembered by family and friends
as a man with strong convictions and
He is survived by his wife of 45
years, Carol, his sons Tim and Jay, both
of Charlotte, and granddaughters Lila
and Rose. There was a graveside burial
ceremony on May 23 in Woodlawn
Cemetery, North Waterford, Maine,
followed by a reception in the family
cottage. In lieu of flowers remembrance
donations may be made to the Greater
Lovell Land Trust, P. O. Box 181,
Center Lovell, ME 04016, with the
designation "Ron Gestwicki Memorial."
Arrangements are under the direction of
Weston-Chandler Funeral Home 45 Main
Street, South Paris. Online condolences
may be shared with his family at
www .westonchandler. com.#
VANCE JOHN JOLA
Vanse Jdoahnayooan M5, 016Sa ibel
Arrangements were made by
Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home in
12 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Rev. Dr. Ellas Bouboutsis
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Bible Study
BA RYAMrECMoP eOaFiTnHE ILtAN DS.
ngmtplsee ice a 8n pm i hse re lsip
Hall, of the United Congregational
Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Call Temple President Dr. Michael Raab,
at 395-1432 for more information.
CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA:
11580 Chapin Lane
The Rev. Dr. Robert R. Hansel
Nov. 15 through April 18
Sunday 11 a.m.
FT64 CHURCH OF CHRIST
2950 West Gulf Dr., 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 1 p.m. (November
through March), Friday 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684.
SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH:
Sanibel Community Church:
1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684
Brb Nae D noiatee oPastor
Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor
Sunday Worship Hours.
8 a.m. Traditional Service
9 a.m. Contemporary Service
with Kids' Church
10:45 a.m. Traditional Service
Childcare available at all services.
SAIEBD CHONGHREOGFACHO SAL
2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497
The Reverend Dr. John Danner, Sr
Pastor. Sunday worship services:
7:45 a.m. Chapel (in Sanctuary).
10 a.m. Full service with nursery, child
care and Sunday School. Elevator
ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH:
3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763
Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk,
Communion Service: Monday and
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.
Daily Mass: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
8:30 a.m.; Saturday Vigil, 5 p.m.;
Snay Mass t, 8:3b0eande 1:0 a.m.
Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m ,
Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS
2304 Periwinkle Way between the
Bean and Baileys 472-2173
Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector
Saturday at 5 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
d s W ed y9 of te month at 6 p.m
OF THE ISLANDS:
Meets on the first Sunday of each month
from December through April at the
Sanibel Congregational Church
2050 Periwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m.
A pot luck is held at a member's home on
the third Sunday of each month.
For more information call 433-4901 or
email ryil139@aol. com.#
RONALD A. GESTWICKI
I~onald Arthur Gestwicki, 71, of
Five Kezar Ponds, Maine, and
Sanibel, Florida died at Stephens
Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, May
18 after a nearly three year fight with
mesothelioma, and one week after
his return to his beloved ponds. He
was born on January 19, 1939, in
Dunkirk, New York, to Earnest and
Beatrice Gestwicki and attended schools
in Dunkirk. He graduated from the
University of Buffalo in 1960 with a
BA in chemistry, awarded the T. R.
McConnell award as the outstanding
graduate. He spent the year following
graduation in New York City as a special
student at Columbia University, a labora-
tory technician at Mount Sinai Hospital,
and the summer in London, England in
the Winant Volunteer Student Program.
He then attended General Theological
Seminary in New York City, graduat-
ing in 1964 with a master of divinity
degree. In 1966 he enrolled at Drew
Graduate School to study for a Ph.D.
in religion and modern literature. After
transferring to Syracuse University in
1968, he received his Ph.D. in 1971.
As a college professor, he taught at
Hobart and William Smith from 1970-
1972. Most of his academic career was
spent teaching in the Religious Studies
Department at the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte from 1972 until
retl Qte ch~in full-time, he also
worked part-time as an intensive journal
consultant, then as director of advanced
studies in holistic depth psychology for
Ira Progoff s Dialogue House Program
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ground and cremation memorialization.
The service will be on Monday, May
31 at 9:30 a.m. along with a wreath ded-
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forefathers framed in the Declaration of
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becoming a member of The Community
This week, we landed on the electric
company and heard a presentation by
Rick Fuson of LCEC. Fuson gave us
background information on the non-
profit provider of our power. He also
gave us a Power Point presentation on
the LCEC restoration plan should we
lose power due to a hurricane. Fuson
said they learned many valuable lessons
from Hurricane Charley, and they plan
on being even more efficient should we
have another major storm this year. Their
priority is restoring power to hospitals
first, and then they move on to law
enforcement buildings and shelters. So
if you lose power, you may want to go
directly to jail, temporarily. For those of
you who stay in your houses or hotels,
please be careful when operating a gen-
erator. In addition to having your genera-
tor installed by a licensed electrician, you
should not operate it in or too close to
your home. If vegetation appears to be a
problem for your nearby power line, our
sergeant at arms recommended using a
chain saw prior to the storm.
Several Kiwanians have had to pay
to the banker for aging over the last two
weeks: Bill Hay, Bob Harvot, Al Hanser
and Les Pendleton all paid to hear vari-
ous renditions of Happy Birthday.
If you haven't received your two-for-
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Kiwanian yet, it is not too late. They are
still available at Bank of the Islands and
the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank.
Alternatively, call Jerry Edelman at
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submitted by Shirley Jewell
With blaring headlines last Friday
morning: "Dow's bull stops in
its tracks" (The Newus-Press)
and "Stocks Plunge on Fears of a
Spreading European Crisis" (The New
York Times), you were almost afraid to
get out of bed. Alas, it felt like the sky
was falling, but luckily for Rotarians we
had already scheduled to have Richard
(Dick) Pyle, executive vice president and
chief investment officer of the Sanibel-
Captiva Trust Company speak at our
breakfast meeting that very day.
Even though Pyle is a Sanibel
Kiwanian, he has the respect and admi-
ration of many of us in Rotary. He also
has something else: a mild manner, a
confident carriage, and a plethora of
knowledge about He didn t bring a crystal
ball with him with an absolute forecast of
the future of the U.S. economy, what he
brought was an outline of how the trust
company assesses financial markets at
their regular Thursday asset management
account meeting. They follow nine finan-
cial trends each week: home sales, the oil
market, the labor market, U.S. Treasury
yield curve, gross domestic product, the
retail market, annual profits, inflation and
Legal tender sort of brought us around
to the current Eurozone currency crisis.
According to Wikipedia the eurozone, is
an economic and monetary union of 16
European Union member states which
have adopted the euro currency as their
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U.S. economy s recovery. U.S. equities
are very attractive, long-range CD interest
rates can still be found at 3 to 4 percent
and the bond market is holding. Pyle
said, "There will be a new normal for
investment returns. CDs and bonds will
yield moderate returns and the market
will force more risk for higher returns.
Investment portfolios should include "best
buys" high quality companies preferably
with growing dividends. Buy consumer
staples. Portfolio breakdown: 35 percent
fixed income 65 percent high quality
He spoke somewhat in favor of the
new financial regulations now being
discussed in Congress. Of course, that
enthusiasm may be tempered with the
actual financial regulations. SEC ran the
risk of being totally incompetent up until
now and the new Security and Exchange
Commission head, Mary Schapiro, is
willing to shake things up a bit. She is
definitely in favor of investment brokers
and advisers who sell financial products to
disclose up front the type of compensa-
tion they receive for making those sales.
Our speaker on May 28 will be Duane
E. Shaffer who is currently head of collec-
tion development and event coordinator
for the Sanibel Public Library. He will
speak on the Battle of Midway. Fittingly
this will coincide with Memorial Day
The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club
meets at 7 a.m., every Friday at
Beachview Steakhouse, 1100 Par
View Drive. For further information
regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary
International, call 337-1099.M
Dick Pyle speaks to Rotarians
sole legal tender. It currently consists
of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands,
Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain,
A common currency not managed by
a common government. In this case,
what happens in Greece does not stay in
Greece, Spain, Ireland, etc. The failing
economy in any country brings a decline
in the value of the euro.
How does that affect us? European
and US financial markets are intertwined.
International business is the keystone of a
global economy. Within the last months,
the U.S. economy has been showing
strong signs of recovery, now this euro
However, Pyle pointed out that finan-
cial indicators continue to support the
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so sweet, we get along with her other
cats, we love to snuggle in bed, we never
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bald eagle found on
the ground on April
r ? 29 in a utility right-o-ayae n o t ~~ L
Using a raincoat,
he captured the raptor, placed him in
a box and took him to Miracle Mile vet Juvenile bald eagle at CROW
clinic in Fort Myers. "He looked tired and
stressed, and I was afraid if we left him on
the ground someone would get him.
Dr. PJ Deitschel admitted the 3.5-kilogram eagle at CROW. "He was a youngster
with new feathers," said Dr. PJ. "He had no fractures, but did exhibit a bilateral wing
droop. He did not want me to open his mouth and became vocal when we touched
around his head. There were no signs of electrocution or burns, but the outward evi-
dence is not always conclusive with this type of trauma.The bird was extremely pale
and had blood in his rates.
Staff gave him subcutaneous fluids, injectible supplements, and pain medication,
and stabilized him in the ICU. CROW alerted Becky Swaigart of Eagle Technical
Advisory Committee (ETAC), who has been a resource in locating nests and monitor-
ing eagle populations in the region.
Dr. PJ would have liked more case history, but moved ahead with a general pro-
gram of supportive care. "In this business you don t always get all the pieces of the
puzzle," she said.
She was concerned about the bird s pale mucous membranes and possible internal
injuries from a fall. He ate a finger mullet on Day 2 and meat on Day 4. He gradually
looked sharper, more alert.
Juvenile bald eagle release
However, on Day 5 he looked "poorly" so Dr. PJ took a radiograph to see if he
had swallowed a foreign object or possibly been a shot. Fortunately, it came back
She gave him a heat lamp, which he seemed pleased to have, as he kept close to it
over the next few days.
continued on page 26
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Blue Star Prog ram
has launched a Blue Star Museums
partnership with the National
Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star
Families, and more than 600 museums
across America to offer free admission
to all active duty military personnel and
their families from Memorial Day through
Labor Day. "The Bailey-Matthews Shell
Museum is one of seven museums
in Florida offering this benefit," said
Kathleen E. Hoover, public relations
manager for the museum. The museum
is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Families can visit www.shellmuseum.org
for museum program information. The
complete list of participating Blue Star
Museums is available at www.arts.gov/
"I believe that welcoming our men
and women in uniform and their families
through the Blue Star program is one
way to recognize their dedication and all
the hard work they do on behalf of the
country. We are pleased and honored to
host the American military at the shell
museum," said Dr. Jos& H. Leal, direc-
tor/curator for The Bailey-Matthews Shell
Museum on Sanibel.
"America's museums are proud to join
the rest of the country in thanking our
military personnel and their families for
their service and sacrifice," said National
Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco
Landesman. "I cannot imagine a better
way to do that than welcoming them in
to explore and enjoy the extraordinary
cultural heritage our museums present.
The works of art on view this summer
will inspire and challenge viewers, and
sometimes they will just be a great deal
"There have always been wonderful
examples of partnerships between muse-
ums and military installations, but the
scale of this gift from the museum com-
munities to military families is thrilling,
said Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy
Roth-Douquet. "Military families work
hard for this country, and it is gratifying
for us to be recognized for that. We antic-
ipate that thousands of military families
will participate in the program and visit
museums this summer many of them
for the first time. Blue Star Families will
work hard to help our military families
make the most of these opportunities.
More than 600 museums in all 50
states and the District of Columbia
are taking part in the initiative. The
American Association of Museums, the
Association of Art Museum Directors, and
the Association of Children s Museums
each sent a letter from NEA Chairman
Landesman inviting museums to partici-
pate in this program. In addition to 30
children's museums across the country,
participating museums represent a broad
range of art, history, science, and cultural
Park Semvice, ensures those interactions
will be handled efficiently to the benefit of
both people and panthers.
The USFWS acknowledged that
Jansen's input into the plan develop-
ment was crucial. She received the award
because of her experience in dealing
effectively with human-panther interac-
tions, which enhanced development of
the plan. She heads up the panther cap-
ture team for Big Cypress, where she has
worked for the past 30 years for a variety
of agencies, such as the FWC and the
National Park Semvice. Her wildlife career
began in Everglades National Park work-
ing with crocodiles.
Lotz's interest with panthers began as
a seasonal firefighter with the USFWS
at the Florida Panther National Wildlife
Refuge. He has been on the state s pan-
ther team since 1994. Lotz received the
award because of his work on the ground
actually carying out the plan by respond-
ing to all human-panther calls on both
private and state lands. The records of
these reports aid in the updates needed
each year to the plan to assist in address-
ing public safety issues and protection of
The panther s numbers declined
to approximately 30 cats by the early
1980s, but efforts to conserve its dwin-
dling population began as early as 1958,
when the state listed it as endangered.
The low population resulted in severe
inbreeding, which created many health
and physical problems. A genetic-restora-
tion project in 1995 brought success by
improving the genetic health and vigor
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recently received a conserva-
tion award from the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for their
work in managing the endangered
species. Darrell Land and Mark Lotz
work on the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's (FWC) pan-
ther team, and Deborah Jansen heads
up the panther program at Big Cypress
National Preserve. All three have spent
considerable time during their careers
to conserve Florida's state animal for
future generations. Part of this conserva-
tion strategy was development of a plan
to help deal with interactions between
people and panthers.
Land, the FWC's panther team leader,
wrote the original Panther Response Plan
and worked on various drafts before the
final plan was approved in 2007. Using a
puma management plan developed in the
western United States, the current plan
balances public safety while still protect-
ing an endangered species. Ever since
graduating from the University of Florida
with his master's degree in 1985, Land
has been involved with the state's panther
"In the past decade, there has been a
noted increase in human-panther interac-
tions in South Florida," Land said. "This
plan, created in partnership with the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Semvice and the National
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of the panther population. Today, biologists estimate there are approximately 100
panthers in South Florida. One of the biggest threats today involves negative outcomes
from human-panther interactions.
"The Florida Panther Response Plan is a crucial tool for all of the partners in South
Florida to use to protect the panther population from further danger," said Kipp
Frohlich, the FWC s Imperiled Species Section leader. This award for Darrell, Mark
and Deborah represents the solid partnership that exists on the panther team across
agencies. Florida s panthers are in good hands.
For more information on Florida s state animal, visit PantherNet at www.floridapan-
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Squadron Co-ops For Safety
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are changes in depths, submerged objects
and wrecks, missing or damaged naviga-
tion aids, and the availability of small craft
Any condition of concern or any
change in our waters is reported to NOAA
and in some cases also to the coast guard.
Our efforts are estimated to save our
government $15 to $20 million a year as
well as help assure the public of a great
day on the water.
Any boater can download NOAA charts
from the Web.M
Squadron member Jim Strothers
Enjoying the presentation are Sandy Trevor, Anne Kimball, and Rod Verblaauw
submitted by P/C Bob Allen
Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron member Jim Strothers was our speaker on
co-op (cooperative) charting at our recent monthly meeting. Strothers is
SUnited States Power Squadron national officer on this subject working with
the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. (NOAA)
A chart serves a purpose on the water much as a map on land. It shows you the
paths to follow through navigation aids to arrive at a destination. It also highlights shal-
low areas, wrecks, and other situations which can put you aground or damage your
It is a co-op effort because our members are encouraged to report missing or dam-
aged navigation aids and other conditions that can be hazardous to other boaters. The
general public can also co-op by reporting apparent risks to Strothers.
10 a.m. Tsalnel Cruise to
Useppa Or Cabbage Key
* Boca Grande Cruise
* 4 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise
* Beach & Shelling Cruise
* Sunset Serenade Cruise
with Island Musicians
Call For Departure Times
www. captivacruises. com
Snowy plover chick
photo by Hugh McLaughlin
A s ofTusdnay Mao 20, on r
Sanibel with 12 eggs and six
c iks. All the nests are on Sanibel's
Foundation coordinates the monitoring of
snowy plover nesting on Sanibel.
These birds nest on the beach. SCCF
stakes protective exclosures around their
nests. Please do not enter the staked
exclosures and keep dogs out as well.
When snowy plovers are not moving,
they are extremely well camouflaged. If
one is flushed from its nest, it takes very
little time for the hot sun to damage the
The snowy plover is a state-listed,
threatened species on Sanibel. The most
recent estimate indicates that around
200 pairs remain along the west coast
of Florida, from the Panhandle through
Cap etSraN S owytplaover nestin season
two or three times in one season
SCCF's Nature Center at 3333
Sanibel-Captiva Road, offers weekly pro-
grams about the snowy plover on Fridays
golup amrpo ls toath kbe tsnl esr hoh
to spot these elusive shorebirds in their
native habitat. For more information, visit
SCCF's Web site: http://secf.org/con-
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ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010 21
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Shell Point Tour & Presentation
June 1, 2, 9, 15, and 22 at 9:15 a~m. June 8, 16, and 23 at 1: 30 p.mn.
Join us for one of these group presentations about the Lifestyle and L !sk c 1!1.
available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the commun!- !i i !L ob
refreshments. Space is limited, so call 4~66-1131 to reserve your place.
FINEMARK Demystifying Revocable Trusts
NTOABNsnomncelUST with Jeff Moes and Dick Riley of FineMark National Bank
Wednesday, June 2 at 10 a~m. The Woodlands at Shell Point
Jeff Moes and Dick Riley of FineMark National Bank will discuss and examine the
myths and realities to help guide those who are considering the use of trusts in their
estate plans. The seminar is free; however, seating is limited and reservations are
required. To reserve your seat, please contact Jennifer Case at FineMark by calling 461-5956.
Ancient Rome Lecture Series
June 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 10:15 a~m. The Island at Shell Point I fle Acadlel
The Academy at Shell Point presents Ancient Rome The History of Its Rise and Fall. a 4-part
i lecture series. Join Professor Adrian Kerr of Edison State College as he explorer rlhel R..n .n!- I
empire in the turbulent ancient world of Europe and the Middle East. Attend Il.l. .~-! ..r
session or attend all four. Cost is $10 per session. Call 4~54~-2054.~
M Wellness Seminar: Healthy Bones...Healthy You!
Friday, June 4 at 2 p~m. The Woodlands at Shell Point
Your bones are the frame of your body. Healthy bones are essential to a healthier you.
This seminar will focus on osteoporosis, arthritis, and what you can do to improve your
health. Presented by Lynne Fraser, Shell Point personal trainer. The event is free;
however seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 454-2054.
Shell Point Summer Concert Series
Thursday, June 24 Monday, August 2 The Island at Shell Po~int
It's heating up outside, but cool summer sounds are coming your
way! The Dick Hyman Trio kicks things off on June 24,
followed by the Naples Janz Orchestra on July 19, and Reiko,
Violinist and Friends on August 2. Get your tickets today! Save
by purchasing the entire series, just $35. Individual concerts, $15.
Call 454-2067 for tickets.
Title Services, Inc.
"You'll Appreciate the Difference"
SShell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.
rueW Opportu cities
at Shell Point
The public is invited and many
of these events are FREE!
Sea Turtle Data
May 24, 2010
If you have questions, or would like to know more about sea turtles on Sanibel,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Turtle Office at 472-2329 ext. 228.
0 Nests 5 Nests 5 Nests
1 False Crawls 2 False Crawls 5 False Crawls
2009 2009 2009
1 Nests 22 Nests 9 Nests
5 False Crawls 31 False Crawls 5 False Crawls
2008 2008 2008
1 Nests 7 Nests 13 Nests
3 False Crawls 8 False Crawls 4 False Crawls
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Cover shot of ibises scrapping over territory in the refuge
Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar
he2011 Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar features a front cover photograph
National Wildlife Refuge. Inside the calendar are 12 more stunning photo-
graphs of nature on two of the world's most famous barrier islands.
The publisher, Jim Fowler says "This edition of the calendar depicts the behavior of
the many different species of wildlife on and around the islands."
Shown in the calendar is a juvenile dolphin with its mother, a mockingbird feeding
its young, queen butterflies snacking on lantana, an arrow crab emerging for a mid-
night snack and other birds feeding and displaying.
The calendar features the work of some of Sanibel's best known photographers,
Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez, Cliff Beittel, Charlie Heidecker, Bob Lindholm, Cheryl
Molennor and Lorraine Sommer. In addition, there are photo narratives by islander
Betty Anholt, former islander Charles LeBuff, and birding expert Bev Postmus. Each
month features a shell sketch by the late islander Sue Stephens and a turtle graphic
during the sea turtle nesting months.
First published in 1988, this is the 23rd edition of this popular calendar. And again
this year the calendar will be available, upon request, with a shipping envelope made
from trash. No kidding. Fowler saved the make-ready sheets from the press set-up and
created custom-fit mailing envelopes. This paper is usually sent through the printing
press once then on to the landfill. Now this paper will be used a second time as enve-
lopes, thereby further reducing waste.
Fowler also contributes a portion of sales to area conservation organizations, total-
inf over $15,000 to date.
The calendar retails for $13.95 and is sold throughout Southwest Florida in fine
book stores and gift shops. For mail orders send $13.95 (plus $2 s&h) to: Sanibel-
Captiva Nature Calendar, PO Box 356, Sanibel Island, Florida 33957. For the custom
Blind Pass Tide edition available this fall, send $16.95 (plus $2 s&h).M
Sanibel-Captiva Jiature Cal~endar
ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010 23
Kathryn Kortegast, Meagan Brown, Courtney Maw, Marne Kortegast, and Julia Holston
holding booms stuffed with hair at the Sanibel Beauty Salon
by Brian Johnson
morning at Sanibel Beauty Salon on Palm Ridge Road to create dozens of
booms for use in the clean-up of the Gulf of Mexico.
Together with salon owner Mary Anne Banta and her husband, Joe, the kids and
members of the community spent several hours stuffing hair into nylon pantyhose to
fashion an absorbent band to soak up oil from the BP spill.
"I want to save some animals," said youngster Kathryn Kortegast.
"We're doing our best to stop the oil spill it's not good for the environment,"
added Colin Maw.
Each boom can soak up five quarts of oil.
Banta has been sending out hair to Matter of Trust, an organization that specializes
in recycling of natural fibers to make booms, since 1998. Now Sanibel Beauty Salon
is receiving a stream of boxes from Matter of Trust because of the island's location
on the gulf coast. For the past few weeks they've been picking up the boxes at the
Sanibel Post Office on a regular basis.
Offering barbecue meats and sides prepared using
tech niq ues from the Ca rol inas to Texas. This
eatery featu res the sig natu re "Better B urger" the
best on the isla nd. Come ta ke advantage of ou r
daily specials listed below.
BBQ or Hot Wings Only 50 Cents Each
TU ES DAY
"All-U-Care-2-Eat" Ribs $19.95
Sorry, no take-out or doggie bags
WE DN ES DAY
Kids Eat Free ANY PLATTER
Dine-in Only One Paying Adult for Every Two Kids
THU RS DAY
Better Cheeseburgers Only $5
Bucket of Beer Special Any 6 Beers for $9
Fred & Barney's Bison Ribs Half-Off
Family of Four Meal Deal Only $29.95
Ask about our Family Platter Specials!
5400 Plantation Road r q
Ca ptiva, Florida 3392429 4270
Mary Anne Banta and Kerri Maw work together on a boom
No oil has reached the shores of Sanibel, but the booms worked on by The Green
Team are urgently needed at the perimeter of the oil slick.
"I think this is a great idea we've got to do something to help," said mom Kerri
"They've done an awesome job," said Joe Banta. "The kids have been real camp-
ers. This needed to be done.
To learn more about the clean-up, go to www.matteroftrust.org.M
The Green Team And Sanibel
Beauty Salon Help With Gulf Oil Spill
AND BETTER BURGERS
C ~ I I A II
1Every Adult Dinner Entree At Matzaluna
; No vaid wih any othercoupon. Expirs 6/4/10~ j ItALIAN
24 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
Billy's Creek Preserve Opens June 2
levels of bac-
teria. As part
of the strat-
egy to address
Myers, a coop- ~
erative effort =
was undertaken A-"i
by the city,
Lee County IR mP
to create a ..
would not only
address water quality improvements but also provide increased flood protection and
recreational and educational amenities. The preserve provides an opportunity for all to
learn about the local environment with long-term benefits to the Caloosahatchee River
Nestled within a large oak hammock is more than a mile of trails that wind around
a fresh-water marsh providing a beautiful park setting for everyone to enjoy. New park
amenities include bilingual educational signs, benches and 1.5 miles of paved walkways
that can be used for skateboarding, hiking and bicycling. A shaded shelter for picnics
and teaching and a launch area for kayaks and canoes have been constructed in the
Pets are welcome and the park has pet waste stations. T
The preserve serves several important practical purposes. As stormwater runoff
from the surrounding area flows into Billy s Creek; it is redirected into the preserve
to begin a treatment process designed to improve water quality. The redirected water
first passes through a settling pond prior to entering two wetland filter marshes con-
taining varieties of native marsh plantings. The marsh plantings act to reduce nutrient
levels resulting in greatly improved water quality before being returned to Billy s Creek,
which discharges to the Caloosahatchee River.
The system provides additional water storage, which serves to attenuate down-
stream discharges by retaining some of the stormwater runoff on-site.This increases
groundwater recharge and reduces the potential of downstream flooding.#
photos by Melanie R. Grigsby
Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Friends of Billy's Creek, is cel-
ebrating the grand opening of Billy's Creek Preserve on June 2. Tours of this
scenic preserve will be offered from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. followed by a ribbon
cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
Parking will be provided at 951 Marsh Avenue and the public is invited to partici-
pate in the tours and attend the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Fort Myers Mayor Randall P. Henderson will preside over the ceremony with guest
speakers Teresa Watkins Brown, Ward 1 city council; Warren J. Wright, past Ward 1
city council; Thomas Leonardo, Ward 6 city council, Charles Dauray, SFWMD govern-
ing board member; A. Brian Bigelow, District 2, Board of Lee County Commissioners;
Wiley Parker, CLASAC member; and Barbara Manzo, director, Lee County Parks and
Billy's Creek was identified as an impaired watershed by the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection in 1998 for low dissolved oxygen, related primarily to excess
kets Call hfy LI16
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ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010 25
For further information contact: email@example.com; cheri chrhardt, natu-
ral resource planner, 321-861-2368; or Paul Tritaik, refuge manager, 472-1100.
Information is also available under Conservation Planning on the Refuge Complex's
Web site: http://www.fws.gov/dingdarling.M
Refuge Seeks Public Review
T~he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan
S(CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) are available for Pine Island,
SMatlacha Pass, Island Bay, and Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuges as
required by law.
The CCP describes how the service intends to manage these refuges over the next
In order to ensure consideration of comments in the development of the final plan,
comaents must be received by June 21 and must include your name and return mail-
A copy of the plan is available on compact diskette or hard copy. Copies may
obtained from www.fws.gov/southeast/planning/CCPDraftReusorviwhm and
selecting the refuges' link; by mailing the Refuge Complex at DingDarlingCCP@fws.
gov; by phone by contacting the refuge at 472-1100; or in person from the Refuge
Complex at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel.
Comments should be mailed to the refuge at the above listed address or emailed to:
Captive Cruises is offering the fol-
Slowing naturalist-led environmen-
~tal education programs:
Science at Sea Cruise
Be a marine biologist. This 90-minute
hands-on scientific inquiry is fun for all
hald bhr I sok dt nsnme THE FINco
for navigational aids and magnifying
viewers to see the things you can't usually
see.Take part in actual scientific research
that will be utilized by the Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation's Marine Lab.
This is an exciting trip for the whole fam-
ily!Shreln Ds suedre a auided HA
shoreline walk to discuss coastal sea life
and beach dynamics. Explore mudflats 2f r1
and use nets within the shallow sea grass 2f r 1
beds for an up-close look at some of~the .....
smaller yet amazing inhabitants of the
nac ha esn ary ue eysem.aBd rin or Late Night Er
this hands-on sea life encounter.
Sailing Under The Stars Cruise ALL :
Enjoy t~he sunset, experience day turn-
ing into night, linger out on the water
and sail under the stars. Planets, stars
and constellations will be identified along OPEN FOR LUNC
the way. Mythology, mysteries and fea-
tures of the Milky Way Galaxy, as well as
the greater universe, will be appreciated
under the magic of the night sky. Join in
for this incredible experience.
For information on days and times call
472-5300 or go to www.captivacruises.
com. Reservations are required.#
"The level of involvement by local
volunteers should the oil reach us is still
being clarified but we are keeping a list of
people who have called in to volunteer,
said Erick Lindblad, executive director. To
be added to that list, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Realistically, the threat from this
incident will probably remain a concern
through the summer and into the fall.
One major unknown is the possible role
of hurricanes," said Lindblad. "All fore-
casters acknowledge that a major storm
in the gulf could greatly impact how and
where the oil or tarballs spread. As we
learn more, we will keep you posted."M
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LOCATED IN BEACHVIEW ESTATES
From page 1
Oil Spill Update
for the potential of oil or tarballs on our
b ach s
a*S CF has worked with the City
of Sanibel, the J.N."Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge, Captiva Erosion
Prevention District and the Captiva
Community Panel to supply data and
revise geographic response maps and
area contingency plans in order to pro-
vide the St. Petersburg Unified Command
Center with up to date resource informa-
tion for protection efforts.
26 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
In for mation
With the devastation to trees in
Florida by hurricanes, storms
and fires, millions of dollars
in valuable tree resources have been
lost, particularly within the past sev-
eral years. Jointly, the Florida Urban
Forest} Council (FUFC) and the Florida
Chapter of the International Society of
Arboriculture (FC-ISA) developed the
Trees 4 Florida program which focuses
on making the public more aware of the
need to be vigilant in safeguarding our
trees and preserving Florida's greatest
green resource. Find out more about the
Trees 4 Florida initiative on the Web at
COn edition s Re port
Go to. "
IslandSunN ews. com
For up-to-date information
on all local beaches
From page 17
Of The Week
By Day 9 the bird had passed out of
the danger zone and was becoming active
and restless inside the clinic. After a trip
to the scale revealed that he had put on
several hundred grams, staff transferred
him to the small-flight cage outside. "He
did not vocalize when we looked into his
mouth, which was moist and more pink,"
said Dr. PJ.
The eagle ran around the grass and
dirt floor of the small-flight with powerful
strides, but did not have much interest in
flying for the moment. Staff first saw him
go perch to perch in the cage on Day
He graduated to the large-flight two
days later, where in time he made a series
of "quiet, easy flights." On May 24 Staff
Rehabilitator Cat Turner took the young
eagle back to his North Fort Myers nest
site for release (Day 26).
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for
native and migratory wildlife from the
Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital
accepts patients seven days a week
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations
to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957.
Call 472-3644 or visit:
In its 97th year of existence, the non-
profit United States Power Squadrons
40,000 volunteer members serve local
communities, boating organizations and
helps the United States Coast Guard
to maintain high standards of boating
operation in all 50 states and the U.S.
Numerous courses and a wide vari-
ety of boating seminars are offered
through the nationally recognized USPS
University. You can reach the Power
Squadrons at www.usps.org for all your
boating education needs.M
By Day 9 the bird had passed out of
the danger zone and was becoming active
and restless inside the clinic. After a trip
to the scale revealed that he had put on
several hundred grams, staff transferred
him to the small-flight cage outside. "He
did not vocalize when we looked into his
mouth, which was moist and more pink,
said Dr. PJ.
The eagle ran around the grass and
dirt floor of the small-flight with powerful
strides, but did not have much interest in
flying for the moment. Staff first saw him
go perch to perch in the cage on Day
He graduated to the large-flight two
days later, where in tirne he made a series
of "quiet, easy flights." On May 24 Staff
Rehabilitator Cat Turner took the young
eagle back to his North Fort Myers nest
site for release (Day 26).
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for
native and migratory wildlife from the
Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital
accepts patients seven days a week
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations
to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957.
Call 472-3644 or visit:
U.S. Sugar Acquisition The Only
Option For Our Estuary, Everglades
by Ray Judah, Lee County Commissioner
ue to exceedingly high water levels in Lake Okeechobee, billions of gallons of
In the absence of adequate storage or the ability to send water south to
the Everglades, these releases result in continued destmection of our coastal estuaries.
Releases also waste large freshwater supplies that could be utilized by both residents
and agriculture during drought. Currently, these serious concerns are tmumped by the
health and safety threat posed by the unreliable Herbert Hoover Dike.
Until the U.S. Sugar land acquisition is completed, there is literally no opportunity
of meeting state and federal water quality standards in the Everglades or of preventing
the damaging releases to the coastal estuaries. Florida s intensive drainage projects and
current water management regime replaced expansive natural wetlands with sugar and
development. We lost the system's natural connectivity that historically cleaned and
managed the massive amounts of water that flowed from Orlando to Florida Bay.
During previous restoration planning, sugar farmers south of Lake Okeechobee
refused to relinquish land needed to provide this vital storage and connectivity forc-
ing engineers and scientists to rely on the politically expedient, but highly questionable
aquifer storage and recovery wells and rock pits to provide the massive storage needed
to restore the system.
Today, we finally have a willing seller in the Everglades Agricultural Area. U.S.
Sugar has 180,000 acres of land south of Lake Okeechobee that can be used to store
and clean huge amounts of water. This purchase, along with proper planning and
engineering, could prevent further damage to the estuaries and enable cleaner water to
be sent south without violating the stringent water quality standards in the Everglades.
But once again, politics and powerful sugar interests threaten restoration. Business
rival Florida Crystals is suddenly concerned that the U.S. Sugar land acquisition will
threaten restoration, a handy smokescreen to cover their strategic business interests.#
FOr U.S Power
Washington resident, has
become the United States Power
Squadron chief commander. Dvorak was
affirmed by acclimation at the recently
held national convention in Orlando for
the two-year post.
In his acceptance speech, Dvorak
emphasized the need for all recreational
boaters to have the education and skills
necessary to safely operate their power,
sail, paddle and personal watercraft and
keep themselves and their families from
Dvorak also announced a new ini-
tiative known as the Boat Operator's
Certification (BOC) Program. The BOC
makes on-the-water boating education a
national priority for all recreational boat-
A Saskatchewan, Canada native,
Dvorak earned degrees from the Royal
Military College of Canada and The
University of British Columbia, and then
completed a PhD in aeronautical engi-
neering at Cambridge University. He
served as a pilot with the Royal Canadian
Air Force and later as a senior research
scientist with major corporations. In 1974
he founded the U.S. based Aeronautical
Engineering Services where he was CEO
until his retirement in 2009.
As an avid boater, he has logged
over 35,000 cmuising miles. As a Power
Squadron member, he has been a boating
safety instructor and leader for over 35
years. Prior to holding various national
offices in USPS, Dvorak was District
16 commander covering the state of
ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010 27
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this was. Either
W m a n g r o v e fish in g ,ha a r
Going offshore or
.chasing tarpon, it
was very produc-
tive. There were
lots of fish around.
Areas around Captiva Pass were the
hot spots towards the end of the week if
you were after that tarpon. North, south
and east of the pass all held rolling fish.
The tarpon seemed to be really pushing
into the bay on the morning incoming
tide. Cut bait and live bait both worked
well. My hottest day up in the northern
sound was going three for five. The fish
were of all sizes but the majority were
that perfect size which to me is in the
50- to 60-pound class. These fish only
take about 15 minutes or so to land and
jump often. There are some monsters
in the mix too as we did do battle with
a 140-pound-plus tarpon off Hemp Key
that dragged us up on a really shallow flat
before coming boatside for the release.
At the beginning of the week, tarpon
fishing between Knapp's Point and Fort
Myers Beach was really hot but as we got
later in the week the fish really seemed to
disappear gulfside. Pods of 50-plus fish
where coming up and rolling in the flat
calm conditions. This made locating them
and pitching baits easy fishing. There
where a lot of boats out there work-
ing the schools but if you broke away
from the pack it was not hard to locate
your own fish at least until you had one
hooked up and the pack moved in. Fish
on the beach ate threadfins and small
bluecrabs pitched freeline into the rolling
schools. This has to be one of my favorite
ways to fish tarpon when you can sight
cast to them. Later in the week the east
winds made Knapp's Point just a little to
choppy to locate fish.
Fishing in the pack of boats for tarpon
is sometimes fun but all it takes is one
clueless angler to motor right through the
Send Us Your Fish Tailes
The Island Sun 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 photographs with identification. Drop them at
the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to
email@example.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213.
Two amberjacks and a king fish for the smoker
pod to put all the fish down and ruin it
for everyone. Stay on the outside of the
pack and let the fish come to you. Often
the boats working the tarpon in close will
push the fish right at you anyway. If you
don't have a trolling motor to work these
schools find your own fish and try to
position your boat ahead of the moving
pack. Once you're ahead of the fish shut
down the motor and pitch out in front of
the school. If everyone works together,
watching multiple boat hook-ups is a
blast. If you take your time everyone will
get their shots. Try to locate one pod of
fish and stay with it as long as you can.
I did switch gears this week with one
snook trip booked. The early morning
incoming tide was the best bite. Working
mangrove keys around the mouth of the
river on live shiners produced a dozen
or so snook. The first mangrove key of
the day was right on with a 15-pound,
37-incher caught within 15 minutes of
pulling up. There were lots of snook in
the 25-inch range. For a guide, catching
: piheof aa srn k t kke tht tapt hse fresto0ot
Some of my snook spots also held a few
trout but redfish have been hard to come
On my day off this week, I went off-
shore with some friends. After loading
up on bait we made a 32-mile run out
of Redfish Pass to one of our favorite
wrecks. Fishing was pretty slow out there
with a very weak tide but we did man-
age a few big fish throughout the day.
Amberjacks to 25 pounds were great
action for a while but we just could not
get the grouper going. Working wrecks
ondthelewaydb ick to ahoe we cau hitth
50- to 80-pound range along with some
much bigger Goliaths which took the two-
man rigged rods quickly into a structure
before breaking off.
We were really hoping to get on a
good mangrove snapper bite out there
but just could not get it going. We did
catch one really nice eight-pound man-
grove snapper which was just enough to
let us know we were in the right place. At
one of the last spots of the day we saw
some bursts on top and decided to flatline
a live shiner. It was not long before the
line was screaming off the medium-size
spinning reel. After a 20-minute fight,
a 25-pound king mackerel came to the
gaff. We ended up with about 20 pounds
of filets perfect for the smoker the next
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1 980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now! lives in St.
James City and has woorked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email captmattm itchell~aol. com.M
lanibel Island Florida
ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010 29
Islanders Trek North
For Walnee Music Festival
David and Roberta
among a number of island-
ers who hopped in their .\X W
RVs and headed north to
Live Oak, Florida for the
Wanee Music Festival April
15 to 17.
Twenty-five bands per-
formed for thousands of
fas f mo s0 ~p to he
Suwannee Music Park.
Among the bands were
the Allman Brothers, Wide Johnny Winter
Spread Panic, Black Keys,
Dr. John, Stephen Stills,
Gov't Mule, Hot Tuna,
Johnny Winter and The
summed up the musical
genres of past and present:
"First there was Woodstock
- blankets and mud. Then
Woodstock II a sea of
tents. And now there is
Wanee mobile homes and
next year s festival, the
Schuldenfreis are "Wanee
fans orevr. OAllman Brothers Band
photos by Roberta Schuldenfrei
Flashbacks of Woodstock
David Schuldenfrei takes a call between bands
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A large specimen of Spanish bayonet can be a dramatic landscape accent
photos by Gerri Reaves
Specimens usually reach about 15 feet, but in suitable growing conditions can reach
25 or more. Older plants form rough woody trunks.
The flowers, flower stalk, and fruit are edible for humans, either raw or cooked.
The flower petals are a crisp addition to a salad.
The cylindrical tough-skinned fruit is filled with many small seeds.
Propagate Spanish bayonet with seeds, by clump division, or cultivation of the
pups" that spring up around it.
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Notice about Spanish
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point on the tapered leaves. y
Take care to plant it well i
away from walkways and -4-
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and pets are unlikely to 5: 4jW-il~ai_~~
brush against it.
On the practical side, .
however, those daunting
leaves make this member
of the agave family the
supreme screening or secu-
rity plant. Who would risk
an encounter with Spanish
bayonet to climb in a win- Z;IA j
The shrub has much to - y ~
offer, too, as a dramatic
landscape accent. The ever-
green leaves that surround. *
the thick central stem can be
as long as three feet. FIi-k .*~p: ;; -
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early spring and late sum-
mer, this native produces 1 4,
fragrant spikes of creamy
the lehaa~ settes Thowew in Spanish bayonet sports sword-like leaves and spikes of
like flowers have three petals
and sepals and are three to four inches across.
Spanish bayonet is the larval food for the Yucca giant skipper butterflies.
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Andersen, a local dentist for 21 years,
is having his first one-man photographic
show in 30 years. Andersen graduated
with a BFA degree from Ohio University
in 1974. Educated by world renown pho-
tographers Clarence White and Arnold
Gaason, Andersen has continued his love
for the art of photography for over 40
With everyone pursuing digital in
today s photographic world, Andersen
has stayed with tradition film photogra-
phy. He mostly works with what is called
large format photography, where his
negatives are as big as eight by 20 inches
in size. He also uses a darkroom to pro-
duce his final images. He produces most
of his images in an alternative process
called platinum/palladium printing. It is a
process which is over 100 years old and
one of the most stable and archival pro-
Cahill was born in Salem,
Massachusetts. She studied art privately
and taught ceramics and painting for
25 years. She is a 10-year member of
the Pine Island Art Association. She has
exhibited her work in galleries and gift
shops throughout Massachusetts and
Florida. Her works are in numerous pri-
vate collections from Colorado to Maine.
Her most recent endeavors such as
murals, pole painting and objets d art can
be seen at the Art Building in Matlacha
St. James City and at Bert s Pine Bay '
Gallery in Matlacha where she currently
Yuccas is a wildlife and nature pho-
tographer originally from Minneapolis,
Minnesota. His love for photography
Pelican Silhouette by John Yuccas
Sanibel Lighthouse by Michael Anderson
started at the age of 16 at Corkscrew
Swamp Sanctuary at an Audubon event
titled Corkscrew Photo Safari, which
featured professional photographers
Roy Toft and Clyde Butcher. Ever since
that event, a passion was ignited that
continues to this day. In May of 2009,
Yuccas graduated from the University of
Minnesota Duluth, located on the north
shore of Lake Superior, with a bachelor
of liberal arts degree in geography and
a minor in environmental studies. After
graduating, he made up his mind to move
back to Southwest Florida where his pho-
tography career originally began. He now
photographs as much as possible in his
two favorite ecosystems: coastal wetlands
and the Big Cypress National Preserve.
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Annual Hibiscus Show
And Plant Sale Is June 6
desies y leerhnomore
the attractive hibiscus
plant called Queen of
the Tropics can do so
by joining the James
E. Hendry Chapter,
AHS, at the show.
Discounts are offered
to new members join-
admission are free.M
o eJme ~f the American
Hibiscus Society (AHS)
announces its 59th
annual Hibiscus Show
on Sunday, June 6 from
1 to 4 p.m. at the Araba
Shriners Center located
at 2010 Hanson Street
in Fort Myers. The show
is the biggest, oldest
and best attended of all
Florida's hibiscus shows,
attracting several thou-
sand people annually.
"The event will show-
case hundreds of hybrid
hibiscus blooms, in a vari-
ety of colors and forms,
that will be judged in
several different classes
including amateur, collec-
tor, open collector, com-
mercial and seedlings,
said Wanda Schmoyer,
show chair. In addition,
more than 1,200 hybrid
hibiscus plants will be
for sale. A free hibiscus,
Hooters wings or B&B
Organics worm castings
will be given away every
This is the best
Floridians have locally to
add to their hybrid hibis-
cus collection. Novices
and experienced growers
can easily begin or add to
their collections by graft-
ing and hybridizing. By
replacing the bees in the
pollinating process, grow-
ers assist Mother Nature
in the hybridizing process
under a controlled basis.
growers determine who
the "parents" will be and
produce a new hibiscus
variety resulting in a big-
ger, stronger and more
Originating in Asia and
the Pacific Islands, the
tropical hibiscus belongs
to the rosa-sinensis fami-
ly. This delicate and beau-
tiful plant grows abun-
dantly in Florida s tropical
climate. In fact, many
local hibiscus growers are
for their fabulous blooms
and hybridizing tech-
Members of the AHS
will be on hand to offer
growing tips and provide
general information. A
senior AHS judge will
be available to answer
any questions as to how
blooms are judged.
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ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010 33
BIG ARTS Summer
Arts Camp For Kids
is now -3
for Summer Arts
Camp. Camp -
runs Monday -
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
June 28 through
through 5 in the
fall will be offered
activities on a
rotating schedule ~
music, drama and
movement. Arts Hamming it up at summer camp 2009: Isabella Sbarra, Emilie Arrix,
and music appre- Ashley Bradbury and Rebecca Lee
projects, and interactive stage productions encourage interest and wonder in the arts.
Tuition is $115 per week, or three or more weeks for $100 per week.
The fine arts apprentice program for middle and high school students provides
an opportunity to be an instructor or just take classes. Courses include fused glass,
mosaic, acting and improvisation, pottery, ceramics and metalsmithing. Middle school
tuition is $70 per week. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp is supported by LAT Foundation and Sanibel
Captiva Community Bank. Tuition assistance is available.
To register stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, or log on to
From page 8
vegetation removal, which involve stringent rules to protect the water supply, guard
against polluted runoff and maintain wildlife habitat.
The review committee is charged with revamping the codes a task Chairman
Mike Valiquette has split into 14 topics and that could go on for up to a year.
Coverage is No. 2 on the list.
Rules have changed since many of the island s resort properties were built, mak-
ing them non-conforming for reasons such as density, coverage, height and setback.
Unless the codes are changed, they are unable to modernize without losing units.
Many are becoming out of date and unattractive to visitors.
It s clear that multi-owner properties such as condominiums are unlikely to raze
buildings and start over because it would entail a supermajority vote of owners. But
Other properties such as hotels and resorts might opt to start over to make better use
of the coverage they re allowed.
Commissioner Chuck Ketteman was in favor of offering incentives to reduce cover-
For instance, ground level properties that rebuild will have to be elevated, allowing
for parking underneath. This could free up the parking lot for other uses, such as a
tennis court or larger swimming pool.
In making any changes, some properties will have to relocate behind the 1974
coastal control line.
However, the committee has recommended at council s direction that proper-
ties will keep their existing number of dwelling units if they redevelop or significantly
remodel but only if they maintain short term occupancy to ensure Sanibel retains its
Karen Storjohann, Sanibel resident, said, "It behooves us to take a look at what the
tourist is actually looking for so we know that what we are doing is what we want. We
haven t gained anything if we build tacky little boxes.
Beverly Grady, attorney for CASI (Condominiums Association of Sanibel, Inc.),
noted that no resort units have been built on Sanibel since the 1980s and none are
anticipated. She called the existing stock "ancient.
She asked the committee to consider such aspects as changes needed to comply
with the Americans with Disabilities ACT, new elevator codes, safety features and
waste disposal, which would require bigger footprints.
City Attorney Ken Cuyler said as a general rule state and federal law over-rides the
city in several areas.
Jordan was asked to summarize the comments for further discussion at the next
meeting on June 8.M
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The muddy fields bring up
thi first uopitofdfoA.
At the top of a rise,
a wire corn crib
stands like an empty cage.
Yahara River Vision
by Warren Woessner
Thousands of blackbirds rose up
all at once, hung a second
caught in their own wind
then settled back into the reeds;
the sound of all the words
we lose in dreams.
These poems are from Warren's
new book, Clear All the Rest of the Way
available from Amazon.com Woessner
conducted a poetry workshop and read
at BIG ARTS in 1 988. He has been
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Poetry, The Nation, Poetly Northwest
and The Beloit Poetry Journal. He co-
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tion between John
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Obama was the longest of long shots
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Democratic nomination and a probable
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In the Republican nominating contest,
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Take A Cruise
Info The Past
and The Mound House Cultural
Resources Center an historic cruise
is being offered on Friday, June 18.
Departure will be from Punta Rassa at
9 a.m. and the cruise will proceed to
the historic Mound House on Estero
Bay where Theresa Schober, director
of cultural resources, will conduct a tour
and sneak peek of the new underground
Along the way you'll learn about the
dynamic history and ecology of Punta
Rassa, Pine Island Sound and Estero Bay.
The new exhibit at The Mound House
offers a rare opportunity to walk in to
an actual Calusa shell mound to observe
its construction, its layers and to see this
cross section of over a thousand years of
Southwest Florida history. Reservations
are required as space is limited. Cost for
this unique opportunity is $45 per person
which includes a donation to The Mound
House Cultural Resources Center. Return
time to Punta Rassa is 1:30 p.m.
For more information or reservations
call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300.#
Go to: Island~uni~ews.com
For up-to-date information
on the local beaches
sres ish np o in eotgathtehiameinun hghs
andlow fs !tihe Roa ntite perio~d5AK r
and how their influences are carried well
into our recent times and traditions.
The Academy at Shell Point at Shell
Point Retirement Community is located in
Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two
miles before the Sanibel Causeway.#
Bag Sale At The
he Sanibel Public Library invites
Bag Book Sale. The sale starts
Tuesday June 1 and runs until the books
are gone. Books and bags will be locat-
ed in the lobby of the library.
Library staff has completed the tedious
task of weeding books from the collec-
tion. Books that are damaged or have not
been checked out frequently have been
removed from the shelves to make room
for new books. Stop by and fill up a bag.
All proceeds go to the Sanibel Public
Library Foundation, Inc. and will be used
toward the support of library services.4
Share you r co mmuni ty
news with us.
Call1 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299
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Seminar Series On
The public is invited to attend
a seminar series titled Ancient
Rome The History of its Rise
and Fall presented by Professor Adrian
Kerr, and sponsored by The Academy at
Shell Point. The event will take place on
Thursday, June 3, 10, 17 and 24, with
each session running from 10:15 to
11:45 a.m in the Social Center located
on the Island at Shell Point Retirement
The Roman Empire represents an
unmatched period in scale and stability
during the turbulent times in Europe and
the Middle East. Its art, architecture, law,
philosophy, writing, engineering, lan-
guage, and religion are all very relevant
to today's world. Tickets for each seminar
are $10, for a total cost of $40 for the
entire series. To sign up for the seminars,
or for more information call 454-2054 as
seating is limited.
"The influence that Rome has had on
the world is immense," said Teri Kollath,
manager of Academy and Volunteer
Services. "We are very excited to have
Adrian Kerr back at Shell Point again dis-
cussing this very exciting and interesting
Professor Kerr is regularly invited to
itrnt 11lly an~dn s partide ate in
TV and radio programs relating to vari-
ous topics in which he is considered an
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2. Living Sanibel by Charles Sobczak
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5. Sand in my Eyes by Christine
6. Art of Racing in the Rain by
7. Sanibel Kaleidoscope by Harlan
8. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne
9. Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel
Pie Society by M. Shaffer
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Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop.#
At Sanibel Library
he Sanibel Public Library will be
observance of Memorial Day.
Summer hours will begin on Saturday,
June 5 and will run through August.
Summer hours are: Monday and
Thursday; 9 am. tod8ap, iaynd
Saturday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more
information call 472-2483.4
Beautiful products "will help people see
beauty in their skin and their lives _
every day through amazing ingredients,
tips, and tools," she believes.
To see the products, log onto www.
kaycasperson.com. The cosmetics and
skin care products reflect the eight points
of the sun logo on all the items, which
are designed to: remove, renew, refresh,
repair, revitalize, replenish, refine and
"Once you have discovered your deli-
cate balance between inner and outer
beauy, ou ille pess it ina sor every-
There's a whole menu of spa services
for men and women which take place in
island-themed rooms. Guests receive a
complimentary makeover with any spa
Activities include yoga, pilates and
t~huer a rng af sdalo oe vces fcuhding
hair styling, coloring, facials, scrubs, body
wraps, manicures and pedicures.
The spa also caters to wedding par-
ties, popping open champagne and hors
d'oeuvres while the bridal group is made
ready for the big event.
"We have about 100 weddings booked
tsFo dias a taining, ea person offers
n~der. ey ae agive rthe oyl2arnedat-
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36 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
Around The Islands With Anne
Here's A Soothing
PIOCe TO Chill Out
by Anne Mitchell
.. us benCasperson s
s~ company can lift
the spirits. This
Upbeat mother of
two young daugh-
ters has a positive
outlook on life,
beauty and work.
Her mantra is the same as the brand
of cosmetics she created, Beauty Inside
Her newest venture, which dove-
tails beautifully with the cosmetics and
skin care and spa products she has
been creating for more than 20 years,
is Kay Casperson Lifestyles Spa
& Boutique in Chadwick's Square,
Captive. The spa, 4,000 square feet on
two levels, opened in December. It is
an oasis of cool and calm even on the
hottest day, a place where Casperson's
affirmations appear on pillows and blan-
ment with mani-pedis, a tiara and their
aorntube sohe l mtesSh ek a Ahi in
wohdi rn ndm r pCospher on is bringing in
a reflexologist to train all the salon staff
and she s planning to add some two-day
workshops in health and beauty to the
Kay Casperson Lifestyles Spa &
Boutique can be reached at 800-984-
4780 or 239-404-4848.
Periwinkle Place Shopping
Center plans to celebrate Memorial Day
with a bounty of activities for all ages and
a blow-out sidewalk sale. The shopping
center at 2075 Periwinkle Way, has 27
shops and eateries situated in a seven-
acre, park-like setting.
Shopping deals will include up to 50
percent off selected items all weekend.
Family-fun events on Saturday, May 29,
*Hot Chili Rods Car Show from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Remote radio broadcast by WOLZ
95.3 with Amy Lynn from 11 a.m. to 1
*Fashion show featuring the latest
styles from Periwinkle Place shops -
Chico's, Fresh Produce, Synergy, Island
Pursuit and Trader Rick's from noon to
.As a special bonus, the first 150
visitors to Peach Republic will receive a
coupon, valid May 29 only, for a free
single scoop ice cream cone at Periwinkle
eP at g C oc )at Expressions store.
Dayhwitihapratr of c
to Go, which look
tees sporting an
Amrca ptsh. e phey
your coffee hot, and
saving your hands
fr omsld these little
plugs are great for
frthhelcarg akeven Patriotic Stix to Go
and jog es avoid tokt nyodur cof
smal n esbe abe froamecoffee
General Store, Periwinkle Way and
Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.
LIVE ON THE ISLANDS
The Island Cow has live entertain-
ment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The
line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday,
Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak;
Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg
Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and
Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 472-
The Groove Kings will be playing at
the Crow's Nest at 'Tween Waters Inn
on Captiva Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Music starts at 9 p.m. Crab races are
scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Kay Casperson showing examples of her cosmetic and skin care line
"Evelything I need is already within
me" and "Inside I'm gorgeous" are
among the many buoyant thoughts
Casperson sprinkles around like stardust.
They appear on pillows, product contain-
ers, T-shirts and other items.
She believes an emotional connection
to a product a spiritual attachment and
belief is a path for changing the way
you feel about yourself. Her Inside I'm
pI~i C F
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coverage about the oil spill in the north
gulf has people concerned about their
Florida vacations. While we can t guar-
antee that extreme weather conditions
will not drive oil towards our beaches, we
can assure our renters that their vacation
investments will not be at risk."
Lee County tourism officials consider
the summer months primarily a "drive
market" consisting mostly of Floridians
and others within easy driving distance
of this area. For more information and
details about the refund policy, contact
Royal Shell at www.RoyalShell.com.M
Ellington's Jazz Bar and
Restaurant has live jazz seven nights
a week from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1244
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 337-
RC Otter's, 11506 Andy Rosse
Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with
dining inside and outside, phone 395-
Keylime Bistro on Captiva features
live entertainment seven days and nights
each week, phone 395-4000.
Twilight Cafe has live music with
Jeff Key from 7 p.m. to close on Fridays,
along with a late evening two-for-one
happy hour in the bar. John McClane
plays jazz at the Wednesday Jazz and
Sushi Nights. The restaurant is at 2761
Wels~tGulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-ad
Thursday at Traders Store & Cafe,
The Jacaranda has entertainment
nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight, phone
Danny Morgan and Friends play at
Casa Ybel Resort pool bar on Sundays
from 1 to 4 p.m., phone 472-3145.
Sunshine Seafood Cafe at 8750
Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, has live
entertainment on Friday and Saturday
nights featuring jazz and relaxing dining
entertainment, phone 489-2233.
Restaurant owners/managers, please
e-mail or fax your entertainment sched-
ule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity
aol.com or 395-2299.
Rental Company Offers Beach
While there are no reports of oil from
the Deepwater Horizon blowout on any
Sanibel or Captiva beaches, a vacation
rental company wants to reassure travel-
ers reluctant to make reservations by
offering refunds if oil does wash up.
Royal Shell Vacations, a Sanibel-
Captiva company that manages more
than 400 privately owned rental accom-
modations on the islands, has announced
that if oil lands on island beaches, and the
beaches are closed by local health offi-
cials, renters will receive refunds.
Official closure of the beaches by City
of Sanibel or Lee County authorities will
qualify those renters for a proportionate
refund for days remaining in their rental
Also, Royal Shell has mounted a
beach watch to assure potential visitors
that Sanibel and Captiva Island beaches
continue to stay oil-free, with nothing but
sand and shells.
"This is a major commitment by our
company," said Royal Shell CEO Randy
Bacik. "We understand that all the media
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East Rocks Atrium
38 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
Jeweler To Speak
At National Convention
noKea oenakers p siesd meator with
honedw erhp,d teH connm and mer
tor mortgage issues. Land, environmental
issues and workforce housing (housing
that is affordable to low to moderate
income working individuals) initiatives and
programs were discussed as well.
During the sessions, Senator Bill
Nelson, Senator George LeMieux and
Congressman Connie Mack met with
realtors to discuss and express concern
about issues influencing the real estate
The Sanibel & Captiva Islands
Association of Realtors is one of 1,600
local boards and associations of realtors
nationwide that comprise the National
Association of Realtors (NAR). As the
nation's largest trade association, NAR
represents over one million members
involved in all aspects of the real estate
Association of Realtors President
Jim Hall and President-elect Judith
Anderson joined real estate profes-
sionals from around the country at this
year's Midyear Legislative Meetings and
Trade Ex~po in Washington, DC May 10
1 IgP ..1 g I
Jennifer Heebner, executive editor for JCK; Rick Bannerot, president of JCK; Karen Bell
and Dan Schuyler, co-owners of Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery
Dan Schuyler, co-owner of Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, will be a speaker on
Keystone (JCK) show. The show will take place in Las Vegas June 4 to 7
anJC has denth idutys leadn rdm sp bect onrtr more than 133 years.
JCK serves retailers, manufacturers, and vendors of fine jewelry and selected upscale
gift categories while specializing in gemology information, financial management'
visual merchandising, and e-commerce topics.
Lily & Co. is Sanibel's only jewelry gallery, combining fine jewelry and an art gallery
in one location.#
(3722 oquna Wet Rcks- $'27tl0 $59,00 )
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Four Things You
Do To Your Home
/l by Bryan Hayes1 oko
your own plumb-
ing first off
because I abso-
. lutely hate plumbing
../work. Idcanc lokon
all day long but ask
me to change the
> smallest plumbing
thing and I'm at
the hardware store 15 time before I even
start. Not to mention the disaster that
could result. Trust me, it's cheaper to hire
2. Do your own electrical this
might sound like it's self serving but think
about it this way... think about what you
do or did for a living. Now imagine the
average person trying to do what you did.
Let's say you where a boat mechanic.
continued on page 43
2400 Pahn Ridge Rd.
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Beautiful views fromm this lake front three bedroom, two
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ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010 39
Summer Dodgeball Nights
age thataI l orned hteh nifiac o step-
of being alone and of stilling one's mind
because here is where the imagination
kicks in, and from where, I believe, writ-
Recently, my 3rd grade son had to
wnite an essay on what trees mean to
him. I found him at my desk with his
head in his hands, his pencil on the floor.
When I asked him what was wrong,
he told me he couldn't think of a first
sentence. I had him lay down, and then
I dimmed the lights, turned Beethoven
music on and told him to close his eyes
and imagine waking up in the morning
and going about his day with no trees.
I left the room and when I came back,
I asked him what he was doing. He
said, "What you told me to do, Mom,"
and I said, "No, what specifically were
you doing?" He then said, "I closed my
eyes and tried to imagine Sanibel with
no trees. There were no birds to greet
me as I walked out my front door." I
told him, "Quick, write it you've got
your first sentence, your second, too!"
And from there, from his mind, from
the unique and quiet moment he had
to himself listening to Beethoven in the
darkened room, he produced the most
amazing essay and when his nine-year-old
voice read it into the microphone at the
school's Arbor Day Celebration, I had to
keep from wiping my eyes.
I hope those of you who want to write
are not stuck on first sentences. I have
English majors as friends who tell me
they can hardly write a sentence out of
fear of grammatical gods chasing at their
continued on page 49
wrote in ise
my journal, I felt
like I was step-
ping into a world
of vast lands, both
along with it came
responsibility to fill it up with beauty,
and to leave only meaningful footprints
behind, for starting my new journal was
like being a pioneer arriving in a place
of natural, primitive potential where I
could cultivate whatever I wanted and
I could hardly wait to plow through its
pages." Portion of the Sea
When I was a little girl and got my
first diary, I filled it up before the year
was over and needed a new one. At first
I wrote about silly things, like the hot
dogs we had for hot lunch. But soon,
I wrote about more interesting things,
like the adventures I was having living in
a house attached to an ice-cream shop
in Saugatuck, Michigan. In this thriving,
summer resort town, there were lines out
the door of our shop until midnight and
to reach the flavors, I would stand on an
upside down bucket to scoop side-by-side
with my family. When I needed a break,
I would sit in the sugar cone closet and
write in my diary. I could hear the excite-
ment of the customers ordering ice-cream
just outside the closet. It was at this early
Tump, dive, dip, duck, and... dodge your way to fun exercise. If you're look-
Sing to try something new and different while getting a workout, try Dodgeball
SNights at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Join in light-hearted battles against
others in a competition of speed, strength and balance.
The program will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays beginning June 7. This activity
is for ages 14 and up only. No registration is necessan), just show up and play. Proper
footwear is required.
There are no additional costs for members. Non-members will need to purchase a
day pass. The dodgeballs used are the fun, soft "nerf" style balls for all the excitement
anFwithout tn omion, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345.0
604 Soul ~er Cr. $349, 000
1425 Sandpiper Cir. $399, 000
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40 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
Chicago Owns The Longest Title
Droughts, Will Hockey's Be Erased?
by Ed Frank
Call it chronic mismanagement, bad luck, various curses
or a hundred other reasons, the fact is that the City of
CChicago owns two of the four longest championship
droughts in professional sports.
The 101-year famine of the Chicago Cubs is the meal ticket
for sports talk shows and late-night television. And the way the
u Cubbies have started out this season, it appears this longest
drought in professional sports will extend to 102 years.
However, the Windy City's claim on the second record
drought could be erased soon.
It has been 49 years since the Chicago Blackhawks last won
the National Hockey League's coveted Stanley Cup, but that could soon be past his-
The Blackhawk's weekend sweep of the San Jose Sharks to win the Western
Conference Championship propelled the Hawks to the Stanley Cup Finals where they
will face Philadelphia.
Yes, we will know soon whether Chicago's grip on hockey's longest drought will be
a thing of the past. It's a distinction they would love to lose.
While many laugh and some cry over the 101-year drought of the Cubs, it's a well-
known fact by nearly all that follow sports.
But let s also examine some lesser known sports misery records:
The longest active title drought in the National Football League belongs to the
Arizona Cardinals whose last championship was 1947 when they were the Chicago
Cardinals. They have since called home in St. Louis and the Phoenix suburbs of
Tempe and Glendale.
Four NFL teams have never appeared in a Super Bowl Cleveland, Detroit,
Jacksonville and Houston, and 10 others have never won that big prize.
In the National Basketball Association, the longest title drought belongs to the
Sacramento Kings who have not been to the NBA Finals since 1951 when they were
known as the Rochester Royals. However, Sacramento is the fifth home of the Royals
having previously played in Cincinnati, Kansas City and Omaha.
Finally, this list of losing must include the City of Cleveland, a city that has waited
longer than any other city with three major sports franchises to win a title.
The last time a Cleveland professional team won a title was 1964 when the
Cleveland Browns won the NFL Championship (pre-Super Bowl). The Cleveland
This year, Sam Bailey, "The Rainmaker," will be selling commemorative Islands Night
umbrellas for just $10 each
Indians last World Series win was 1948, baseball's second longest drought next to the
And the Cleveland Cavaliers have never won an NBA title. Interestingly, the Cavs
just fired their head coach, Mike Brown, whose team posted the best record in the
NBA this season at 61-21.
But after losing in the second round of the playoffs, Brown also lost his job keep-
ing the city's losing drought alive.
Islands Night Next Tuesda
The annual Islands Night at Iammond Stadium is Tuesday night when the Fort
Myers Miracle face Dunedin.
Sanibel's Sam Bailey promises an evening of fun at the "ol' ballpark" with a parade,
cont st ckets available at Bailey's General Store and many businesses on the
continued on page 55
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Sam Arensman, The Comeback Kid
by Brian Johnson
S nblSho4tgrdrSmArensman put the finishing touches
on a Hollywood storyline with a
series of swings of the baseball bat on
May 16 to become the Home Run Derby
Sam, who underwent major surgery in
January 2009 to lengthen his right leg by
two inches, showed how far he has come
by winning the highly prized derby compe-
tition over a talented field of Sanibel Little
"What a way to come back -- we're very
proud of Sam, his positive attitude and per-
severance," said his father, Andre, a realtor
with Royal Shell Preferred Properties.
It's a story of community as well as
young Sam's mettle and cheerful outlook,
from classmates at school to the doctors
who managed his care. Sanibel Islanders
could not have been more helpful in get-
ting him through the harrowing experi-
In 2008, during a visit to Cape Cod, his
childhood doctors recommended the family sam Arensman with his medal
go forward with a complicated surgery to
add 42 millimeters to his right leg. Sam had grown up with his left leg slightly longer
than his right, but had always gotten along very well. However, they knew he would
almost certainly have a medical procedure at some point.
Many urged the Arensmans to do the surgery with specialists in Massachusetts, but
after meeting with Sanibel doctors Brett Shannon and John Churchill, who live on the
island and are partners at Pediatric Orthopedics of Southwest Florida (pedsortho.net),
they decided to stay here.
"I was extremely impressed with Dr. Shannon and Dr. Churchill," said Andre.
"They blew us away with their knowledge and expertise. They went through all the
data and statistics and gave us so much of their time. We felt totally safe with them."
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insertion of pins
and rods along
Sam's right leg. ~ ~
For the next 42
days he had to
rotate a screw
in his leg .25
times per day.
Each morn- ~
ing he arrived
at class in a
class rallied to LY~1
his side, and
each day one
of them was
assist him with
general activi- The Arensman family, from left: Sam, Andre, Daisy, Julie and Ben
"They couldn't have been nicer," said Andre Arensman. "They were fighting to see
who could wheel him around!"
At home his mom, sister Daisy and brother Ben were a tremendous support.
Missing the baseball season in 2009 was hard, but Sam came roaring back in the
fall to play flag football and goalie for the soccer team. This spring his Little League
team, the Chicago Cubs, voted him Best Infield Glove, the prelude to becoming the
Home Run King.
"Sam's a great kid, very laid-back, a real island type of guy," said his dad.
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shut down due to a pending named storm
or hurricane as well as other valuable
*Discuss your insurance coverage with
your agent. Know what your deductibles
are, what your policy covers and what
you should do in case of a hurricane to
report a claim.
Marge Meek is a local Sanibel-
Captiva insurance agent, wlho can be
reached at mmeek~rosierinsurance.
*When making repairs to your roof,
verify that its structure and decking are
appropriately attached to your house.
Besides safety, improved roof to wall con-
nections give you wind insurance credits.
New shingles are only part of the protec-
tion you need.
*Install a back-up generator to power
the air conditioning in your entire home
as well as critical electrical appliances and
electronics. Air conditioning can expedite
the drying process and help prevent addi-
by Marge Meek
year again. Here
I sta ieoare some ideas
companies that can
r / help reduce your
vulnerability to high
*Maintain a rela-
tionship with your
roofer and contrac-
tor. Remember they are in high demand
and you want to get fast response.
*Replace existing standard windows
with impact-resistant window systems that
are designed to withstand direct impact
by wind-borne objects. If the price is
higher than your budget, look at shutters,
certain types of film or other products.
There are many, many new products
coming on the market and one will fit
*Have storm shutters and anchor
bolts professionally inspected to ensure
they perform as designed.
*Check the caulking around your
windows to help prevent wind-driven rain
from entering your home.
*Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed.
Remember the last hurricane and all the
landscaping debris that was expensive to
haul away and back breaking work for all.
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To Y/our Home
Would you go out on a boat that the
average Joe repaired, with little or no
experience? Again, it's usually always
better and safer to hire the right profes-
3. Do your own a/c repair -
Please change your filters, but when it
comes to the rest, see 1 and 2 above.
4. Leave your home for more
than a day without turning the
water off If you are going away, turn
your water off. The damage that can
result from leaking pipes is incredible. I
was at a home where the occupants had
left for a long weekend and a pipe burst
on the third floor. The damage to this
home looked like a bomb went off.
And, please, for the sake of your
family, check your smoke detectors on
a monthly basis. Smoke detectors save
lives, but only when they are working. A
good way to remember is to check them
every time you pay your electrical bill.
Thanks for reading.
Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air condi-
tioning contractor: He also owns, wlith
his brother Todd, an electrical busi-
ness on San ibel. He can be reached at
*Contact LCEC about installing pro-
tection at your electric box that will help
reduce the effect of power surges. Put
individual surge protectors on all your
electronics to save them when power is
restored, but has intermittent surges.
*Make sure drains on terraces and
balconies are not clogged and allow water
to flow freely.
*Write down this Web site: www.citi-
zensfla.com In case of a storm after June
1, Citizens posts when the company is
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44 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
1. Name three major-league career categories in which Rickey Henderson is ranked first.
2. Who was the only person to manage both the A's and the Royals in Kansas City?
3. Against which team in 1964 did Cleveland's Jim Brown become the first player to rush
for more than 10,000 yards during his NFL career?
4. When was the last time before 2009 that the University of Portland men's basketball
team was ranked in The Associated Press' Top 25?
5. How many times did NHL star Michael Peca win the Selke Trophy (top defensive for-
6. Who was the last Dutch skater before Mark Tuitert in 2010 to win the Olympic men's
1,500-meter speed skating event?
7. Tiger Woods has been named the PGA Tour Player of the Year the most times -- 10.
Which golfer is second on the list?
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carefully and the ball should fall into the
bottom of the hole and you have holed
out wtshs sorlast stroke from the fai wy!
of golf are there to help us, not just
penalize us. Use the rules to your advan-
tage when possible.#
lleFoor dMhfs rRte rean nDivision
Cup Tournament on Saturday and
Suhae Flr a5 Caunpd 6mat consists of
doubles teams in which the ages of the
partners are combined. Age divisions
consist of combined ages over 40, 60,
80, 100, and 120. You can play with
your spouse, your child, a sibling, parent,
gran tourn m thwill be en datthe
Fort Myers Racquet Club, 1700 women s
doubles will be played Saturday, June 5
and mixed doubles on Sunday, June 6.
Entry fee is $25 per player and entny
dea nla te e ty omn at www.city-
For more information call 321-7550
or email email@example.com.M
by Matt Oakley,
= ..ou hit a
..> shot from
the fairway and it
hits the flag stick
and appears to go
into the hole. As
you walk up closer
you notice that the
ball is wedged between the flagstick and
tdhoe edg oo theb 1e but ths n gn
your ball been holed?
The first thing we need to know is the
definition of "holed."-
According to the definitions of the
rules of golf: A ball is "holed" when it is
atoest wita no theicibcuo etrece vf ehe
Ip of the hole
ipSo, that means that our ball is not yet
However, we may then use Rule 17-4:
Bal Rhesting against 1 gtes aist
the flagstick in the hole and the ball is
not holed, the player or another person
authorized by him may move or remove
the flagstick and if the ball falls into the
hole, the player is deemed to have holed
out with his last stroke; otherwise, the
ball, if moved, must be placed on the lip
of the hole, without penalty.
Top-floor 2 bedrm wlden
at residential Gulfside
Pointe Santo 3 bedrm w/
terrific direct view to
beach &income $999K
Mariner Pointe 2 bedrms
viewing San Carlos Bay
$299K, $379.9K & $399K
Sanibel Siesta 2-bedrm
wl2 balconies, garage, &
East-end Captains Walk 2 bedrm wldirect beach On-site rental income Gross income ~$70K at
1 bedrm $189.9K( or view over Loggerhead near beach at Colony beach-facing Casa Ybel
2 bedrm $325K( Cay courtyard $474K( Resort, only $189K Resort condo $695K
One of top-rated gulf-
front units at Oceans
Reach $699K( w/income
Water views on 3 sides &
beach across street at
Spanish Cay $389.9K(
837 Limpet Dr
$ 995K q
Double lot in
handy to school
Called "Seagrass 3-bedrm 3-bath pod-
Cottage" near-beach & style pool home w/view
fully equipped $499K( like no other $799K(
Mid-island home backs
to preserve, community
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Choices at Kings Crown Direct gulf-front 3 bedrm
both gulf view: 2 bedrm 3 bath w/den at luxurious
$699K & 3 bedrm $799K( Sedgemoor $2.79M
Nearly 1/3 acre Lot near beach Over 1/2 acre on Golf & tennis Lot on fairway at East end parcel
1847 Farm Trail 545 Rabbit Rd cul-de-sac near community lot on 5618 Baltusrol Ct near the beach
Island Woodss4L2 facing west Bowman's Beach Sand Castle Rd39 he She sanctuary 1120 Olga Ave
$325K( $249K( $449K( aB $399K $269K $349K
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at 2250 Broadway or call 321-7510.
You can also visit www.raysbaseball.com/
fortmyers and enter FTMIYERS as the
If you don't want to drive to St. Pete,
the Hideaway Sports Bar is chartering a
bus. Cost is $60 including ticket. Stop by
the Hideaway Sports Bar in the historic
River District at 1418 Dean Street or call
Groups of 20 or more get a special
discount plus a welcome on the score-
board. Call Dan Newhart at 727-825-
3293 or email dnewhart@raysbaseball.
com to get group ti kets.M
Rec Center Is Open Memorial Day
Tis Memorial Day, take some time to stay "Fit 4 Life" at the Sanibel Recreation
Center. The rec center will operate under normal business hours and maintain all
Fitness classes on Monday, May 31.
Memorial Day schedule:
6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. weight room, tennis courts, gymnasium
6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. lap pool
7:15 a.m. low-impact aerobics
8:30 a.m. power pace cycling
9 a.m. shallow water aerobics
10 a.m. high-low impact aerobics
10:30 a.m. deep water aerobics
12 p.m. hatha flow yoga
2 to 5 p.m. water features pool and splash pad
5:30 p.m. cardio boxing
Special member guest and visitor rates are available. Bring your family and friends
for the day.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily,
weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information call
472-0345 or visit the Web site at www.mysanibel.com.4
Day At The Rays
he Tampa Bay Rays are host-
Community Day at Tropicana Field
on Sunday, August 29 at 1:40 p.m.
when the Rays take on the Boston Red
ofhe Rays are celebrating 13 years
of bblMajor League basebl in Tampa Bay
and wish to salute the Fort Myers area
and its fans for their continued support.
Fort Myers Mayor Randall P. Henderson
Jr. will be throwing out the first pitch.
The first 10,000 kids 14 and under will
receive a Raymond Pool Tube.
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M nto N ed deOS
T eSuhstFodaMicroEnterprise project is seeking
mentors who would like to help
local residents start their own business-
es. Mentors should be successful current
or former small business owners who
are interested in giving back to the com-
munity and helping other entrepreneurs
grow and prosper.
The Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise
project is a partnership of several organi-
zations that provides training for individu-
als with low-to-moderate income and/
or other disadvantages to start their own
businesses. At the end of the program,
some participants may be eligible to
receive microloans. Program participants
will complete a 10-week training course,
made up of weekly three-hour classes.
Mentors will work directly with partici-
pants to help these potential small busi-
ness owners prepare a business plan.
If you are interested in becoming a
mentor for the project call 995-2106 ext.
219. More information is available online
at nw"" fic"M :::m asde ww.good-
The SWFL MicroEnterprise Project
is administered by Goodwill Industries
of Southwest Florida, Inc. and is
funded through the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation. Other program
partners include the Southwest Florida
Enterprise Center, SCORE, and ACCION
Center 4 Life
Pro rn a
computer Class is scheduled for
1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 and
CThursday, July 1 with Patty
Waters. The topic will be What' sA
Spreadsheet? Concepts and Uses.
You have a spreadsheet program with
Microsoft Works or Excel, but have you
used it? Are you new to spreadsheets
but not new to Windows? Find spread-
sheets intimidating? It does not have to
be. Spreadsheets can be useful and fun
(really). These two sessions introduce
working with rows and columns to keep
track of everything from your checkbook,
loa payments, household invento/ a~nd
Summer Fitness Classes are on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9
a.m. for a combination of HAPPY Hour
Fitness and Essential Total Fitness with
Gentle Yoga with Chris Brown is at 11
a.m. Monday and Wednesdays.
Bridge for Fun is at 12:30 p.m.
Prizes for both games are awarded
and includes materials and supplies.
Cost is $2.50 for members, $5 for non-
Kayak Launching is at 8:30 a.m.,
Tuesday, June 8 and 22.
All participants must meet at the cen-
The center will be closed Memorial
Day, May 31. The center s new hours are
8 a 1e e te for further details of all
programs and to sign up at 472-5743.
All ages are welcome.
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February, and interval ownership sales for
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* Three story home with beautiful river views
* Elevator, custom cabinetry, Italian marble
* 2 fireplaces, wood floors, pool, elevated spa
* Gated access, clubhouse, boat dockage available
* $995,000 (2800243)
Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215
Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, furnished
Directly across the street from beach access
Screened enclosed pool and spa
New kitchen & baths, elevator, 2 car garage
Rose Dakos 472-5187 x 233
*Based on closed sales 2/23/09 (800) 55
through YTD per Sanibel Captiva
Multiple Iistings Service
* Full duplex -2 BR/1BA on each side Popular Sundial Resort condo
* Located just steps away from beach access Great location on Sanibel beach
* Under building parking and laundry room 1 bedroom condo for good investment
* Perfect beachside getaway w/income stream! Rental income plus a vacation getaway
* $429,000 (2100485) $295,000 (2100497)
Lynda Traverso 472-5187 x 226 Robin Humphrey 472-5187 x 218
* 3BR/2BA + den on 2 lots
* Red Oak wood floors, 2nd floor master
* Arched windows & doors
* Updated electric & plumbing
* $304,500 (2100477)
Jeanne Risher 472-5187 x 282
* 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo
* On-site rentals and management
* Pool and tennis
* Priced to sell
* $799,000 (2100512)
David Schuldenfrei 472-5187 x 227
I NEW LISTIN~
* Newer 5BR/4BA beach home
* Mediterranean style, tropical landscaping
* Beautiful and private pool area
* Gourmet kitchen, theatre, elevator, security system
* $3,495,000 (2100526)
McMurray & Nette 472-5187 x 250/266
* Premiere/private condominium residence
* 4 bedrooms en-suite, renovated in 2006
* Direct gulf front, pool, garage, fireplace
* Only 3 units, one per entire floor
* $3,495,000 (2100415)
Mary Lou Bailey 472-5187 x 246
* Luxury beach front 3 bedroom residence
* Beach front pool, small, private complex
* Glass enclosed lanai, comer condo
* Mint condition, beautifully furnished
* $1,245,000 (2100496)
Jim Artale 472-5187 x 267
* High Point Place river front condo
* 3BR/2BA, 2618 SF, private elevator
* 10' ceilings, granite counters, 26th floor
* Priced $320,000 LESS than cost!
* $449,000 (2100464)
Bob Radigan 472-5187 x 275
i.F:ir:E F:ECli.'r:ECI I
* Zoned for commercial & residential
* 2,600 square feet
* Beautiful free standing building
* Meticulously restored & remodeled
* $1,000,000 (2901283)
Brian Johnson 472-5187 x 291
* bedroom, 2bath
* Freshly painted interior
* Newer A/C system & roof
* Hurricane shutters, pool
* $449,000 (2100098)
James & Penny Hetmanek 472-5187 x 219/202
* Old Florida living with 2353 sq. ft.
* 4 BR/2 BA home with lake view
* Oversized garage
* Large comer lot near clubhouse & pool
* $369,000 (2901118)
Judy & Dave Osterholt 472-5187 x 230/235
* Second floor 2 bedrooms, 2 bath
* Vaulted ceilings and screened porch
* Waterfront living at its best
* 33 boat slips, 2 pool, 2 tennis courts and fishing pier
* $375,000 (2900442)
Fred & Cathy Gerasin 472-5187 x 232/236
* Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bath home
* Screened pool, deeded beach access
* Numerous decks
* Furnished with exceptions
* $1,099,000 (2900676)
Karen BeHl 472-5187 x 270
* Dollar-smart, 3BR/2+BA
* Scenic DUNES golf course views
* Airy interior w/glass enclosed lanai
* Updated kitchen and baths
* $449,000 (2901149)
Margie Davison 472-5187 x 322
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to be awarded to a Florida Gulf Coast
University student with intentions of pur-
suing a career in commercial real estate.
Sands, who was the senior advisor of
The Sands Commercial Group at VIP
Commercial, was a longtime member of
REIS and served on its board of gover-
nors. The Paul Sands Scholarship Fund is
part of the REIS Scholarship Foundation
a not-for-profit, registered 501(c)3 cor-
poration. REIS manages the foundation,
allowing 100 percent of donations to be
awarded as scholarships. Donations to
the scholarship fund may be made pay-
able to REIS Scholarship Foundation,
Inc. and mailed to REIS Scholarship
Chairman Shelton Weeks, PhD, Real
Estate Investment Society, PO Box 9247,
FortMyers, FL 33902-9247. "Paul Sands
Scholarship" should be noted on the
check. For more information, visit www.
Peace ofMind for Your
Piece ofl~aradise on Sanibel
Craig R. Hersch
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Will Power Author
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'Available from Commercial News Providers
(REIS) has partnered with other col-
leagues, family and friends of the
recently deceased commercial real estate
professional Paul Sands to establish the
Paul Sands Scholarship Fund.
"Paul really liked helping out the
young guys," said Lisa Sands, Paul Sands'
former wife and business partner. "He
always went above and beyond to help
younger professionals in their real estate
career, so this fund is an appropriate way
to honor him and his passion for helping
The Paul Sands Scholarship Fund
will be open for one year with the goal
of raising $10,000 for a scholarship
And Estate Planning
Sanibel H omewatch S er vices
SHEPPARD, BRETT, STEWART,
HERSCH, KINSEY &HILL P.A.
Attomeys at Law
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you arr ive the des ig n, color s, Iig h tin gand
music all combine to make the evening
splendid. The design impression of your
dining room at home is just as important.
Beautiful, quality furnishings and exqui-
site detailing greatly enhance the dining
experience. However, too much elaborate
dacor, too much grandeur can intimidate
and cause your guests to subconsciously
feel insignificant in comparison to your
interiors. Creating this balance takes skill
but it is indeed worth the effort.
Attention to detail is most important
in a dining room since guests are seated
for longer than usual and have a longer
period of time to observe their surround-
ings. This is the room where your design
efforts really pay off a place for stun-
ning accessories, dramatic colors and
detailed window treatments.
A well planned lighting scheme should
be part of your design professional's over-
all scheme. For example, assuming that
the dining room will most often be used
in the evening, the lights should be soft,
warm, diffuse (on a rheostat) and emanat-
ing from several sources.
Examples of other elements of a really
special dining area are stunning fabrics,
crown moldings and chair rails, objects
of art, splendid mirrors, custom draperies
and a fabulous rug.
Whether a holiday feast, a dinner
party or simply a family get together, the
ambiance should be exciting and stimu-
lating a place where family and guests
love to gather to laugh, relax, exchange
ideas, enjoy the meal and cherish special
Marcia Feeney is an interior decora-
tor on Samibel. She can be reached at
*You can also block the sun from
entering your home by planting trees
in your yard to shade the windows that
receive the most heat. But be sure to plant
trees away from power lines. Also, keep
the draopes tlsddurnre hot, snyodnad'E
tioner in tip-top shape by replacing filters
once a month, and have your unit serviced
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T h r t h o u g h t in shoi a o
that the formal din-
ing room is used so
seldom today the
hardly worth the
effort. While it is
perhaps true that
our busy lives preclude a daily formal
dining experience, the occasional family
dinner in the dining room can serve us
well in many ways.
When my daughter was younger, I
noticed a distinct difference in the man-
ners displayed by her and her friends
when we ate in our dining room rather
than at the kitchen island. They were
more careful and well-mannered in the
formal setting leading me to believe that
when people are treated as though they
are worthy of the best, they tend to live
up to those expectations.
The degree of formality is certainly
a matter of personal taste but certainly
dining is more enjoyable when the com-
pany is good, the food delicious and the
ambiance unforgettable. The goal of the
design professional is to place a memo-
rable ambiance at the top of the list of
priorities, ensuring a stimulating and satis-
To understand what creates the per-
fect mood for dining, think of some of
your favorite restaurants. As much as the
food makes it special, the way you feel as
Energy Tips For
has arrived and
That means a
lot of fun in the sun!
But along with pool
camp and beach
trips comes swel-
tering heat and humidity. Even the most
energy efficient Southwest Florida resi-
dents head to their thermostat for relief.
Just remember that how you man-
age your energy usage this summer will
have a drastic effect on your electric bill.
For example, each degree you set your
thermostat below 78 degrees will add
eight percent to your cooling costs. LCEC
energy experts recommend several alter-
natives that you can use to keep your cool
and your cash this summer.
*First, consider using ceiling fans to
complement your air conditioner. Ceiling
fans create a wind-chill effect on your skin
that makes you feel cooler. But use them
wisely. If you leave ceiling fans running in
empty rooms, you are wasting electricity.
*Untinted windows offer little resis-
tance to the sun's heat. About 30 percent
of the heat that enters your home comes
through your windows: if direct sunlight
srks your win ows, consi er app ying
tint film to them.
BEACH & GOL CLUB
Living on Sanibel,
Serving the Islands -WBeuUROE-
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50 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
Are The Fountain
by Suzy Cohen, RPh
Dea I saw your
Facebook pictures of
hot springs in Utah
and you said that
you'd actually fly to
hot springs to get
their healing ben-
efits. This may be
personal, but are you
sick? What s in the water that is so heal-
ing? I'm curious because around here, hot
springs are for hippies only.
EW! St. George, Utah
Hippies? I am an Aquarian, so per-
haps I qualify, LOL. The mere thought
of hot springs brings a rush of peace
into my body and a deep breath. I prefer
undeveloped hot springs that are nestled
deep in the woods, or amidst a waterfall.
That Facebook picture is me soak-
ing at Pah Tempe in Hurricane, Utah
which sits at the bottom of a red rock
canyon (www.pahtempe.com). Another
favorite is Strawbery Hot Springs in
Steamboat, Colorado (www.strawberry-
hotsprings.com) which is heavenly, when
the snowbanks are covered, and the hot
springs are steaming. Some places are
more developed, and water is piped to a
jacuzzi-like tub. There are thousands of
hot mineral springs all over the world.
Hot spring waters are a "fountain of
youth" and are legendary when it comes
to stories of healing. When I visited the
Blue Lagoon in Iceland (www.bluelagoon.
com) another American tourist said she
flies there every month because the
waters take away her Rheumatoid arthri-
tis pain. A Russian woman told me she
cured herself of cancer, I didn t ask what
type. I know one man who cured himself
The waters contain minerals and sulfur
compounds which go right through your
skin to soothe aching muscles, ease joint
pain, improve circulation, relieve skin irri-
tations, boost immunity and ease breath-
ing difficulties. Sulfur-based compounds
help unstick dangerous pollutants. The
experience can create harmony because
you are soaking up healing nutrients
from ancient waters bubbling up from the
earth's core, and you absorb energy from
the fresh air, the earth, the trees and the
I realize some of you cannot travel so
next week, I will provide a list of natural,
dietary supplements that detoxify you AS
IF you were in a hot spring. It will be my
"hot springs in a pill" column.
You asked if I am sick. I don t mind
answering that since I'm considered a
"health coach" to millions of people
worldwide. The answer is no, I am
healthy at 45, 115 pounds, size two.
Personal enough for you? It's not entirely
because of hotspringing, I eat an almost
vegan diet, and avoid junk, boxed food
and everything artificial. I do Pilates and
Donors will have the choice to vote for
either "Guns" or "Hoses" and will receive
a Guns n' Hoses t-shirt at the following
*Iona-McGregor Fire Station No. 75,
15660 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers,
June 7, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
*Lehigh Fire Station, 11 Homestead
Road South, Lehigh, June 8, 7:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m.
*North Fort Myers Fire Station #1,
42 Willis Road, North Fort Myers, June
10, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
*City of Cape Coral Police
Department, 1100 Cultural Parkway,
Cape Coral, June 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Fort Myers Police Department, 2210
Peck Street, Fort Myers, June 16, 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
*Estero Fire Department, 21500
Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, June 18,
7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sanibel Island, Sanibel Recreation
Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road,
Sanibel, June 22, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Lee County Sheriffs Office, 14750
Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers,
June 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Lee Memorial Blood Centers will
also be participating at these locations:
Cape Coral Hospital, 573-5400,
HealthPark Medical Center, 432-3604,
and Lee Memorial Hospital, 334-5333.
Our email address is
Zumba dance, plus I take antioxidants.
The biggest health "insurance" I have is
my state of mind. I focus on my blessings
and avoid playing the tape of sad stuff to
anyone in earshot. A clean diet, exercise,
gratitude and positive thoughts go a long
way at keeping disease (and wrinkles) at
DID YOU KNOW:
Thyroid medications won t work well if
you are deficient in trace minerals.
This information is not intended
to treat, cure or diagnose your condi-
tion. Suzy Cohen is the author of The
24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered
pharmacist. To contact her, visit wwwU.
Guns n' Hoses
combat major summer blood
System will be implementing its
first ever Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive
throughout June and July. Hospital
administrators are encouraging law .
enforcement, firefighters and the public
Blood donations support the patients
of the Lee Memorial Health System. In
addition to its four acute care hospitals,
the system also supplies blood to the
Trauma Center, The Children s Hospital
of Southwest Florida and the Regional
It s estimated that 6,000 units of blood
will be used this summer alone.
Call Chris Potter at 239-233-2413 to see this Property
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* BLIND PASS 2/2 POOLSIDE. GORGEOUS
UPDATED KITCHEN &r BATHS $525,000.
* SUNDIAL RESORT 2/2 BEACH VIEW.
GREAT RENTAL INCOME. $644,000
* CAPTIVA BEACH FRONT HOME. 2/2 +
LOFT. SUNSETS INCLUDED! $2,200,000
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ON CAPTIVA!! REDUCED TO $849,000.
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DIRECT (239) 691-3319
Real Estate Team
ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010 51
East End Old Florida Style Nar Beach Home
3 bedr coms, two baths with pool & spa
Remodeled wood iloor s & gr anite counter s
Close to beaches &East End village
Luxurious Gulf Front 3-Bedroom on W Gulf Dr
Each bedroom has private lanai
Gorgeous views and stunning interior hnishes
Lives like home w/over 2,000sqtft on the 6ulf
Dunes Home with Serene Lake Views
3 BR/2.5 BA Olde florida Style Home
Spacious porches overlooking lake & sanctuary
Features incl, hot tub & replace
Sanibel (ottage on Gulf Access (anal
Tropically landscaped lot with dock & lift
Located on West End close to Bowm an s Beach
Updated kitchen,sreparate garage, 1argesctreened lanai
Excellent Value for the Size& View
Largest plan- 2 BR plus den & cabana
Located in the sundial resor t
Great views of 6ulf& tropical lagoon
Set behind the pool for added privacy
New kitchen, baths furniture, &hurricanesrliders
Rare to the Market
Stunningly remodeled East End 6ulffront home
Picturesqlue views looking down the beach
Private pool and spa
Gulf Views for Under $600k
Located in popular Logg er head (ay
Weekly rentals & owner pets 0.k.
Top ioor, penthouse unit
Desirable Location with Wide (anal Views
3 bedroom ground level home with pool
Convenient East End location on private Bay Dr
Dir ect Access (anal just seconds r bom the bay
Rare to the Market: Gulf Front Shorewood
3 bedrooms,3 baths on the beach
East End, low density com plex
Excellent rental income thru wkly rentals
Affordable Sanibel Starter Home
Two bedrooms one bath
Located near shopping & beaches
Interior & exterior in process of total remodel
$349,000 construction complete price
Second to None
Expertly remodeled with no expense spared
4 bedrooms,3 baths with 2 m aster suites
10,0001b boat lift composite dock with water / electric
Gulf access sea walled canal, inter setting canal views
Seawalled (anal on Popular Anchor Dr
Close to beach on 6ulf accessctanal
Spacious corner lot with pool
Ground level 3 bedr com, 2 bath
The Beach is Yur Back Yard
Ground ioor Loggerhead Cay
Excellent income thru wkly rentals
Upgraded with new stainless steel appliances
A True Sanibel Beadi (ottage
4 BR/2BA Duplex Beach (ottag e w/ pool
Located across the street from beach
Double lot on Gulf access canal
Updated interior, original wood beam ceiling
Spacious Duplex Unit in Snug Harbor
Only l of 2 units like it
Beautifully updated w/ Gulf views
2 bedrooms plus den and 2 baths
Ground Roor cabana, under building parking
Gulf Front Penthouse Luxury on the East End
Spacious 3512 sqft,3 BR /3 BA plus den
End unit looking down the beach
Fireplace, rooftop sun deck, cabana, gar ag e, and more
Build to Suit on Gulf Access (anal Lot
by Reputable island Builder s Dan Hahn (ustom Builder s
3 BR / 3 BA built to the most cur rent standards
Impact windows, screen enclosed pool, gr anite counter tops
Long canal views looking down the canal
$1,189,000 or buy the lot for $479,000
6 Lots from the Beach
Located on the West End of 5anibel
Quiet, low density area of beach
Building cost are low gr eat tim e to build!
One Unit from the Beach .
Corner porch allows for expanded views
Ground Roor with tile throughout
Partially updated; excellent rental
Priced $300k Below What Owner Paid!
Unparalleled views of the 6ulf
Sacsior edrooms,31bathstphus den
Feature es: hrlte glass enclosed aenai with summer
Luxury and Premiere Boating Access
All New!F om the hurricane rate windows to the chiseled
marble doors and in-laid wood ceilings this3 BR/3 BA,
ground level home has spar ed no expense. Located on a
direct access canal,just minutes om the bay this home hasit
all including decorator furnishings and pool. $1,895,000
Own the Entire Floor...
Of this Rare to the Market Beachcomber Unit
The ultimate in privacy
Spacious 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus den
Views of 6ulf and Tropical vegetation
aUU n me,, ralal rut
Build your dr eam home on the East End
Long canal views looking down the canal
just a short walk to the beach
Located on private, cul-de-sac street
Shell Island Beach lub
Updated 2BR/2 BAwithvolume ceilings
Breathtaking 6ulf and beach views
Located on Sanibel s desirable East End
Excellent income producer
Olde Florida Style Direct Access (anal Home
4bedrooms/4.5 baths incl, guest cottage
Courtyardstyle pool with expansive patios
Vaulted, tongue & gr oove wood ceilings
located on prestigious Limpet Dr, on East End
Gulf Front Logger head (ay
180-degree Gulf & beach views
Extra lanai looks down the beach to the west
Established rental history
One of east Expensive at loggerhead
Excellent location close to beach & pool
Ground floor, walk out unit
1,n nour rugger nes say
Updated with tile throughout
Ideally situated close to pool & beach
Excellent rental unit in popular complex
largest rioorplan at aunalal
2BR/2BA plus den and cabana
Viewsof Gulf & tropical lagoon
Completely rem odeled &new furnishings
ble Wedgewood Penthouse
ul Gulf views over the brick paver ed pool
p sun deck overlooking the Gulf
ls3 bedrooms,3.5 baths
Boater s Paradise
3 bedrooms, 2baths
Wide dir ect access canal
Boat dock and 10kIb lift
fU ln Font West Facing Unit sou-degrteeWater views Desiral
Beautifully remodeled 3 bed / 2 bath Dir ect access canal lot Beautifi
Unbeatable views looking down beach Views of San Carlos Bay Rooftol
Sunsetsoverthe~ulf Boat dock on wide deep-water canal Spaciou
Excellent in com e & weekly rentals $1,695,000 $1,899
Joe, Joan, Jeff, & Tiffany BurnS
C ~The Burns Fa m ily Tea m
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Gulf Front Pelicans Roost
Small East End Complex
On site mgmt & weekly rentals
2BR/2BA with gorgeous 6ulfyviews
Gulf Front on the East End
2BR/2BA Pelicans Roost end unit
Un obstructed Gulf Views & extra windows
Easy to own: wkly rentals &onsite mgmt
Least Expensive 3 Bedroom Home on Sanibel
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Red Cross CPR
C riovascular disease is the num-
ber one killer of people over the
sudden a rdac rraest ,ii kkilastoven
300,000 every year. However, many of
these deaths are avoidable. That's why
the American Red Cross of Lee County
has planned a special CPR/AED train-
ing event that will be held on June 5 at
chapter headquarters (6310 Techster
Boulevard #7, in Fort Myers).
The one-hour training sessions will be
offered for $2 to the public at 8:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome, but
due to space limitations, pre-registration
At CPR Saturday,qualified CPR/AED
instructors will walk you through hands-
on practice on CPR training manikins.
They will teach you how to recognize an
emergency, call for help, and perform
rescue breathing and CPR/AED.
"Knowing how to perform CPR and
how to use an AED are essential life skills
that everyone needs, according to Karen
Prohaska, Lee County Red Cross health
and safety director.
Register online at arclcc.org or call the
chapter at 278-3401.4
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ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010 53
Eyelid Surgery Center
I ~L aFort Myers Office
.. q 239.481.9995
~We are convenien tly
. located on the corner of
'- d Summerlin and Winkler.
Think eyelid surgery is not affordable?
Can you see your eyelids? I s 1
Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly?
Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open?
Is it difficult to see beside you without turning your head left or right?
Do your eyelids close while you are reading?
When you play tennis, do you have trou ble servi ng?
Do your eyelids feel heavy? Natasha Larson, COA
If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE,
no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha Larson, COA.
Screening candidates receive a $50 gift certificate to your choice of one of
five Prawnbroker Restaurant Group establishments in Ft. Myers and Sanibel.
Before E ? r After
,ne-surgeon practice -- you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery you're the only one
*Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing staff
*Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs
NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDED
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ISLAND RESIDENT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS MEDICARE PROVIDER
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E New Patients and Emergencies Welcome
2010 is your year to achieve
your weight loss goals
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Complimentary Plastic Surgery C~onsultation in Co~llab~oration
with Dr. Robert Mandrac~cia, Board Certified Plastic Surgeion
54 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
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HADD of Lee County (Children
and Adults with Attention Deficit/
CHyperactivity Disorder) is hold-
ing a meeting on AD/HD: A Parent's
Perspective on Tuesday, June 1. This
presentation is for parents, school and
mental health professionals presented by
Linda S. Reynolds, LMHC school coun-
selor for The Sanibel School. Reynolds
is a licensed mental health counselor of
Genesis Counseling of Fort Myers. The
meeting will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at
Lee Memorial Hospital, Med Room 2-3,
2776 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers.
Information will include: major con-
cerns for the whole family; how AD/HD
affects siblings, marriage; and time man-
Lee County teacher inservice credits
For more information, contact Lynne
Lampila, chapter president, at 466-1167,
or M. Jean Gavin, publicity coordinator,
From page 40
The Miracle began the week with an
18-25 season record and a fifth-place
standing in the Florida State League
South Division. They are on the road this
week, returning to Hammond Stadium
Tuesday for a four-game home stand
The Blue Jays currently are in first-
place in the FSL North.
Miracle Player Suspended
Miracle outfielder Michael Harrington
was suspended this week for 50 games
by the Office of the Commissioner of
Baseball after testing positive for perfor-
In 24 games with the Miracle,
Harrington was hitting .145.4
TeOChers' Flea Market And Yard Sale
T eSuhstFodaClgeEuaonCukonathSWCAwakeners, are hosting a flea market for teachers both in the private and pub-
lic sectors at the Southwest Florida College, Fort Myers campus on Saturday,
June 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teachers can bring their unneeded classroom items
or learning materials to sell at the event. There is no cost to participate and teach-
ers keep all the proceeds that they make.
"We want to help teachers make the money and buy the things they need for their
classrooms," said SWFC student and Education Club President Donna Lauricella.
"With the economy the way that it is, we wanted to be sensitive to the expenses that
teachers are burdened with year after year of setting up and operating a developmen-
tally appropriate and effective classroom. This sale will give the teachers a chance to
hell things they no longer use or need and also purchase things they want, all the while
Iel s uho ao alu ecorations, classroom materials, manipulatives, idea books, lit-
erature, etc., can be bought and sold individually. "We are not making any money on
the items that we sell," Lauricella said.
The Education Club will also be accepting any donations of unopened art and craft
supplies, manipulatives and books for local preschools that are in need. Concessions
such as coffee and donuts and other refreshments will be on sale. Money raised
through concession sales will also go to support the preschools.
The sale will take place on the third floor of college campus at 1685 Medical Lane,
Fort Myers. Tables will be provided to all teachers. RSVP by Wednesday, June 9 in
order to secure a space by mailing email@example.com or by calling Lauricella at
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58 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
Health And Human
Of-Campus Programs will present a workshop
on Spanish for Health and Human Services
Professionals. This will be an interactive four-session
program. Participants will learn introductory Spanish
phrases, progressing to terminologies, vocabulary and
dialogues specific to health and human services profes-
sionals. Instructors for the course are Genelle Grant,
program director for GRACE Project (Guatemalan
Rural Adult and Children s Education) in Fort Myers,
and Chris Gallagher, program manager for FGCU s
Continuing and Off-Campus Programs Division.
The workshop will be held from
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 at
the FGCU Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College
Parkway, Suite 1181 in Fort Myers.
Learn about Hispanic cultures, gaining insights
related to successful communication, understanding of
ADLs, food practices, symptom management, birth and
death rituals, family relationships, spiritual and religious
orientations, illness beliefs and health practices.
Cost is $100, plus $22 for workbook and CD.
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3 months 36 months. Full or Part time.
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schedules. License pending.
RS 5/28 V 7/16
ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010 59
Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBEL
Prime east end, deep water, Shell Harbor
location. Only minutes to the Gulf.
Water, electricity, parking.
MISC. FOR SALE
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 B TFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
B & B CONDO PROS
We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
If you are interested, please contact
Marguerite Jordan at 472-3644 Ext. 3
or visit our website www.crowclinic.org
A timesenst e training is inVOlved in all of our padient-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make ase~ce commitment of 3consecut e
months per year wth minimum of 5 hours per week
SR 9/5 N TFN
Phoebe s Nest is currently accepting
applications for teachers and assistants
for its Early Learning and Development
Programs. FIT and P/T positions available.
Experience or education in Early Childhood
Contact Beth Kindt at 239-472-6378 or
emailI i nfo @phoe bes nest.co m
RS 5/7 N 5/28
Sanibel Island church seeking an
experienced administrator. Full time with
eC mmni C hur 1n7d4 Priwne tno a
Sanibel, FL 33957 Attnr Administrator
Needed full or part time.
or email resume to
BP STATION ON SANIBEL
Full/Part-time attendant positions available
Drivers license required.
Apply in person
1015 Perwinkle Way
SR 5/28 B 6/4
Re newal I 4
(Carpentry ma inenance -to lets faucets ce lng plans s| dng doors etc )
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 MTFN
On Island Free Estimates.
OfferingPvroe s~s al .)pxhpo ntry cer vices,
Custom Art and Hand Painted Furniture.
Lacy@LacyMcClary.com or 918-740-4972
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
COMPUTER ASSISTANCE & REPAIR
Computer repair, setup, file recovery &
troubleshooting for home or office. 15 year
island resident. Guaranteed work & low
rates Coall Js~t n at 81d0ud3e833 orremail at
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Bcpkeurine. ePtco besetoolSg, rta
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12V 5/28
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
Shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
ur clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
Precision Contracting Technologies Inc.
State Certified General Contractor for build-
ing permits and new construction services.
Call 407-383-8663 or 800-438-0237
RS 5/14V 6/4
PUPPIES FOR SALE
two males left.
While you are away b
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
SCHWINN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $200.
GOOD BU Y!
60 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE
Sanibel & Captiva
4 ~WEE KLY 1.
4 Real Estate C
4 B LO G 4
"LTHE CARREHCA REPORT"
& Team Sanibel
John R Wood 4
Is and eal Estate
or 239-395-3100 r3
Pfeifer Realty Group
sanibel Island, FL
!! Panoramic Gulf View!!
FA TSIpCdat CE I 19000
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We'll sell your property
within an agreed upon
time or we'll pay you up
to $5,000 at closing:
ASK US ABOUT OUR
Robyn & Robb
of the Islands
NOVELLI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
RS 11/27 NTFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
VIP Executive Club
Muhti-Million Doladr Producer
WE~LCOlME To PARADISE...
Tarpon Beach 204
Great View! Great Income!
Let us share
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Of ISland Living
Homes Condos Land
Time Shares as low as $6,000
The Sanibel Cottages
Casa Ybel Resort
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Work with a
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It s our job to know the
property you are about
to buy or sell better
TO P LACE AN AD
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2480 Library Way
Zoned for both commercial and
residential use. Rare opportunity on
Sanibel Island. Asking $1,000,000
To HELP YOU
13 5 oo PALMFLOWER LANE
3BR/3BA remodeled duplex in Dunes
with sweeping golf course views and
granite, marble, tile, pavers, 3rd floor
office, 1763 salft. $499,000
5 BR / 4BA
1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
SR 8/6 NTFN
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
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FABULOUS REAL ESTATE
799 Casa Y bel
A ch arming,
2 bed/2 bath + den and
2 bed/1 bath, hideaway dupleX
near the heart of town. Wonderful
Sanibel River view. Broad deckS
with beautiful plantings. Grab a
book and lounge with nature.
PRloME Ce0MMERCrAl 10eICE SPACE
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel.1Ist Floor availability with
700 sq. ft, of space. Leasehold improvements
negotale a l Je atF51x6 72-228383 or to free
SR 10/12 BTFN
TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen facil-
ity Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
Cal 2 9-1985 0 33 or 9-7C8A2
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
pa nteed, nw for2 c rng re n bly
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. WII
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792
PRIME SPACE FOR LEASE
Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
AttractiumP Rntpn nffprprl
DIRECT BAY FRONT COTTAGES
Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
BeSt spot on island. 239-848-0906
RS 3/12 MTFN
EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar
neg.0ff-season Callfor availability.
SR 1/9 BTFN
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Weekly/Mo nthly/Seasonal eaoa
Call owners. 401-253-2511
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We provide enhanced marketing
services that compliment your property
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including HomeAway and VRBO.
We guarantee success.
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www.vacation re ntals on-li ne, com
RS 2/19A 5/28
Bay to Sea is FREEI
Captiva &( SanibelVacation Rentals
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300 property owners!
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Million $ Views Await You!
Cottages Condos Homes *
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
3B2B, GATEDoCO~MMUNITY ul furni he, gh ge
rental $3,000. Available June & July Call 481-0241.
e~xe XbC3+ X CS
For a com lete list visit our Website
www, repmax-oftheislands, com
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
2 9-4792B 311
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel
and Fort Myers Beach. Annual lease
$695/mo. Six month lease also avail.
Pets under 25 Ibs. OK. Call 851-3506.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
Sanibel 2BR/2BA- Furnished, Central Alc,
Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilings, Direct TV, Internet,
Pool, Screened Lanal, Garage. Call 954-605-
3325 or 800-618-3325 for details.
Sanibel newly renovated 3BR/3BA, cinder
block construction, all granite countertops,
furnished negotiable, pool, quiet area.
$1,500 per month.
QUIET SANIBEL HOMIE
WIPRIVATE BEACH PATH
Single family home in quiet west end devel-
opment. Large landscaped lot, 3-4 bed-
rooms, 31/2 baths, large open living area,
screened porch off Ilving/dining areas.
W/D, 2nd fridge, Elevator, 2-car garage.
co omm nty has several cols, tennisul.
Annual rental only. Call 212-799-6463.
RS 5/28 A 6/18
*"Islander Center" on Sanibel
*Prime Periwinkle Frontage
*High Traffic Tenants
Flexible Space Available
800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center New large white
tiles on floor New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT Call Nancy::: ...11.,- ~i~
SR 8/7 B TFN
WALK TO BEACH
This RARE 4 bedroom/~3.5 bath piling home is
lOcated looking over onservation land and is a
sotwalk to beach. Updated, F or UF $2,100/mo.
This 2 bedroom/~2bath ground level home
offers carport and hot tub.
$1,5001mo. Includes yard care.
DUPLEX IN THE AIR
This 2 bedroom/~1 bath UF duplex offers screened
porch, wld, views over water to Preserve.
This piling duplex is a must see. $950/mo
BEACHVIEW COUNTRY CLUB
This beautiful home offers 3 bed/2baths, tile
dthroug~hour updated po ad ne thbaerh N .l
Includes pool and yard care. $2,250/mo.
Call on these Island Rentals and ask about
Our other Island Properties for rent.
Serving The Islands Renial Needs Since 1975
GB ulf each Properties, Inc. 4
Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner
S 5/21 BTFN
SANIBEL VIEW CONDO
2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 1,400 sq. ft., gated,
minutes to Sanibel, garage, all upgrades,
pool, tennis, no pets, unfurnished,
$1,000 monthly. 239-437-0700
SR 5/28 B 6/4
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loft
wth su prchr pol,thtennis bah. ANosokin 4 2
2341 or 405-307-8949
-A1WUAT RENTAr WA1UTED-
WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL
Looking for great tenants for your Sanibel
house? I have the best! They need an
unfurnished 3BR, 2BA, roomy house
W/garage or parking underneath.
RS 5/7V 5/28
Walkto be hd.- na C ueway.
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
RS 3/12V TFN
Meticulously remodeled 3BR/3BA Duplex
in the Dunes with panoramic golf course
views, granite, marble, tile, pavers, large
kitchen, and loftloffice available as season-
al rental for one month or series of months.
Call Jean Johnson 703-548-0545.
SR 3/7V TFN
2 BR 2 BA lst floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanal, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
8008 08l owner 419-566-8670.
Wonderful 2 Bed/2 Bath Cond0
Beautiful Partial Gulf VieW
Florida Furnishings Included
Susan E. Gordon, scl$
1630-1 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
T011 Free: 866-737-2BUY
Island Beach Club
NE WS PAPER
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
CALLING CARD 239-395-1213
Emergency ................. ............ .........911
Sanibel Police ................. ............... ....472-3111
Lee County Sheriff's Office .............. ................ 477-1200
On Call Captiva Deputy ................ .............. 477-1000
San ibel .......... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . .....4
Captiva ................. ........... ..........472-9494
Florida Mlarine Patrol. . . . . . ... .. .. .. .. . .. 332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol .. .. .. . . . .. .. .. .. .. . .. 278-7100
Poison Control. . . . . . ... .. .. .. .. . . ..1-800-282-3171
Chamber of Commerce. .. .. .. . . . . .. .. .. .. . .. 472-1080
City of San ibel . . ...... .. .. .... .. .. .. . .. . 472-4135
Administrative Office. .. .. .. . . . . .. .. .. .. . .. 472-3700
Building Department ................ ............... 472-4555
Community Housing and Resources. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 472-1189
Planning Department. ................ .............. 472-4136
Sanibel .............. ....................4-48
Captiva ......... . . .. .. ... . .. .. .. . .472-2133
Sanibel ........ . . . .. .. .. .. .. . ...4 17
Sanibel (toll free) .. .. .. .. . . . .. .. .. .. . .. 800-275-8777
Captiva .. . . . ... .. . . .72-1674
Sanibel Community Association ...........................4 22 5
Senior Center. ....... .. .. .. . .. .. ............4 2 4
Arcade Theater. . . ..... .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. . 332-4488
Art League Of Fort Mlyers ................. .............. 275-3970
BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ...........................2 84
Fort Mlyers Symphonic Mlastersingers. ......................4206
Gulf Coast Symphony. ................ ............... 472-6197
Lee County Alliance for the Arts .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .939-2787
Naples Philharmonic. ................. ................ 597-1111
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 472-6862
Sanibel Mlusic Festival .. .. .. . . . .. .. .. .. .. . .. .336-7999
Sanibel-Captiva Art League .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. 472-4258
S.W. Florida Symphony. ................ ............... 418-0996
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
ABWA (American Business Women's Assoc.) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 472-4499
American Legion Post 123 .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. 472-9979
Angel Flight SE ... .. .. .. .. .. . .. ... .. .. .. .. ..1 1877-4AN-ANGEL
Audubon Society ................ ................ ..472-3156
Sanibel Bike Club ... aibelbicycleclub.org
Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva...2450
CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife). .. .. .. .. . .. 472-3644
FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 472-0404
Sanibel Island Fishing Club .............. ................ 472-7257
Horticultural Society of the Islands..............72-6940
Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva ..........472-8334
Le:ueof Women Vtrs::::............. .:::::::::::::::::::::;
Lions Club (Tom Rothman) .............. ................ 395-3248
Master Gardeners of the Islands .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .472-6940
Newcomers . . ..... . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .472-9332
Notre Dame Club of Lee County .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .768-0417
Optimist Club. . . ...... .. .. .... .. .. .. . .. . 472-0836
PAWS . . . . . ...... .. .. .. . . .. 472-1027 or 472-9383
Rotary Club .. .. .. . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 472-7257 or 472-0141
San ibel Beautification Inc. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. 470-2866
Sn bl~pva chwe Squc tron ......... ...423 8
Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. 395-1770
San ibel Youth Soccer . . . . . ... .. .. .. .. . .. 395-2040
The Mlilitary Officers Assc. of America
(MIOAA, Alex MlacKenzie). .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. 395-9232
Un ited Way of Lee County .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline......(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900
Zonta Club .. .. .. . . . .. ... .. .. . .. . . .671-6381
Isa ily Nathw TwShe I Sseum. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. ..395-2233
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 472-1100
San ibel Historical Mluseum & Village .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. 472-4648
SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) .. ...... 472-2329
62 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat
SMonth: All cats are $50 off
Sthe regular adoption fee. That
means adult cats are free and kit-
tens are $25!
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: 4 months
Special trick: Will ride on your
Comments: I was abandoned
with my parents and siblings but
I'm a very resilient little kitty with a
great attitude so nothing keeps me
down. I'm very affectionate, playful,
and entertaining but my best quality
is my ability to give unconditional
love. Come visit me and I'll show
Breed: Pit bull mix
Age: 9 months
Color: Tan and white
Most endearing feature: Quirky
ears that both point in same direc-
Comments: I've been at the
shelter for a month now so I'm
hoping to celebrate my one month
anniversary by getting adopted. I ve
been practicing my commands like
sit, stay and down, and walking on
a leash, so you'll be impressed by
what I know. There's a neat trick I
can do too. If you pet me I'll wag
my tail like crazy!
Adoption fee: $75
For information about this
week's pets, call 533-7387
(LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal
Services' website at www.
LeeLostPets.com. When calling,
refer to the animal's ID number.
The shelter is open for adop-
tions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Monday through Saturday.
It is located at 5600 Banner
Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee
County Sheriff's Office, off Six Mile
Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers.O
Patty ID #468479
Dahlila ID #470360
Lee County Domestic Animal Services
(LCDAS) will join the American Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
throughout the month of June in asking the
community to open their hearts and homes to
a new feline companion. LCDAS is offering a
$50 discount on all cat and kitten adoptions.
This means adopters can take home an adult or
senior cat for free or a kitten for only $25 with
an approved application.
The adoption fee, a $500 value, includes:
Rabies vaccination and county license
10-day pet health guarantee
Feline leukemia and AIDS test
Bag of Science Diet Cat Food
LCDAS took in nearly 5,000 cats and kittens
in 2009. The only way to reduce the births and
ultimate deaths of over 3,600 cats each year in
Lee County is for cat owners to keep their cats
from straying and to spay and neuter their pets.
Lee County's ordinance change in 2009 now
allows for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) of commu-
nity feral cats. This means that cats living in neigh-
borhood colonies can now be legally trapped, ster-
ilized and returned to the community from which
they came. Successful TNR programs in other
areas have been extremely effective in eventually
reducing the number of feral cats in those com-
For more information about adoption, Trap-
Neuter-Return, or low-cost spay/neuter programs
call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or go to www.leelost-
pets.com. Photos and information about lost pets
or pets for adoption are also available online. Pet
information on the Web site updates hourly.0
June Cat Adoption Special
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64 ISLAND SUN MAY 28, 2010
BAYSIDE VILLA 5110
Charming, Waterfront 1 Bedroom
Views Over Bayside Marina
Oversized Pool and Spa
Convenient to Beach & More
Fred Newman or Vicki Panico, 239.826.2704
LUXURIous GULF FRONT
2,000 Sq Ft on The Gulf
Each Bedroom Has Private Lanai
Stunning Interior Finishes
Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984
959 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL, FL 33957
15050 CAPTIVA DRIVE, CAPTIVA, FL 33924
The treatment you expect.
The trecatnmeou deserve.
GULF DREAMS AWAIT
Listen to the Sounds of the Gulf
Build Your Dream Home
Lovely Cleared and Level Lot
Possible Gulf Views from Upper Floors
Sarah Ashton, 239.691.4915
West End Close to Bowman's Beach
Updated Kitchen, Separate garage
Large Screened Lanai, Dock and Lift
Tropically Landscaped Lot
Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984
CLOSE TO HEART OF BLIND PASS
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Ground Level Condo
Remodeled Kitchen & Baths
Close to Pool & Clubhouse
Sally Davies, 239.691.3319
"BAY JAH VIEW" SECOND TO NONE
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Remodeled w/ No Expense Spared
In Heart of Captiva Village 4 BD, 3 BA, w/2 Master Suites
Open and Spacious Island Living 10K Boat Lift, Dock w/Water & Elec.
Large Fenced Pool and Spa Area Gulf Access, Sea Walled, Canal Views
DIRECT GULF-FRONT HOME
Furnished, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths
Pool and Lush Landscaping
South Seas Island Resort
Jim Branyon, 239.565.3233
PET FRIENDLY FOR OWNERS!
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Fully Furnished on Beach
Close to All Amenities
Beautifully Updated Throughout
Sally Davies, 239.691.3319
Kara Cuscaden, 239.470.1516
Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths plus Loft
Deeded Beach Access
Gulf Access Dockage
Clubhouse, Pool, Tennis
John and De nice Beggs, 239.357.5500
HERONS LANDING SANIBEL
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Caribbean Plantation Style
Breathtaking Bayou Views
Light, Bright and Neutral Decor
Jennifer ann de Lignieres, 239.313.1371
NEAR DING DARLING
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
Room For a Pool
Artistic Interior and Detail
Near Rec. Center, Sanibel School
Jennifer ann de Lignieres, 239.313.1371
RIVER FRONT ESTATE
4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms
Spacious & Comfortable
Remarkable River Views
Andre Arensman 239.233.1414
LANDS END AT SOUTH SEAS
Large, Contemporary 2 Bedroom
Gulf Views Across Golf Course
Views to Pine Island Sound
Extensive Screened and Open Lanais
Vicki Panico or Fred Newman 239.980.0088
BEST OF BEACHVIEW
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
Deeded Beach Access
Custom Built in 2002
Overlooks Sanibel River
Wil Rivait, 239.464.8108
ROOSEVELT CHANNEL ESTATE
5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths
Turn-Key Designer Furnished
Boat Dock & Lift & Beach Access
Tropical Setting on 2 Acres
Jim Branyon, 239.565.3233
- Prices and listings are accurate as of this printing. Call the listing Realtore to verify pricing and availability.-