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JULY 8, 2011

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Sanibel-Captiva Art League
Island Art Exhibits Showing 100 Works 'A PR --

Summer Art Shows continue at Sanibel Public Library during regular hour s o combine their art skills with social information. Both build-n.
BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery on weekdayRoa d near Sanibwelome to the weel City Hall.outdoor paint-outs, seasonal monthly
Therehe art league members' paintings are inspired by sparkling tropical light dancing off
the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico and its vast beaches along with many large pre-
serves of native vegetation, interior wetlands and abundant birds and wildlife.
Nory McNellis David King Over 40 years ago artists began meeting here to support and encourage each other.
anibel-Captiva Art League's annual The membership of beginning and professional artists has grown considerably over the
Summer Art Shows continue at Sanibel Public Library during regular hours and at years. Some participate only during a brief vacation.
BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery on weekday afternoons. Visitors are always welcome to the weekly outdoor paint-outs, seasonal monthly
There are over 100 large and small paintings of landscapes, still life, birds and ani- meetings and non-instructed portrait workshops.
mals, flowers, portraits and abstracts in a variety of media including watercolor, pastel, The league's business meetings are brief and are followed by programs such as a
acrylic, oil and digital imagery. demonstration presented by a guest artist who is experienced in a variety of skills or an
Phillips Gallery includes an additional exhibit, Artreach Banners, from the Human introduction to innovative new art techniques.
Trafficking Awareness Partnership. These banners were created this past year by volun- continued on page 35

Little League Summer Clinic

Preston "Hall of Doom," "Tye a Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree" Phoenix, "North
American AJ Savage" Aracri, and Johnny "NyQuillin" at the June 11 clinic
submitted by Charles Phoenix
The Sanibel-Captiva Little League is holding its second summer clinic Friday, July
8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Sanibel School, diamond 1 (nearest the road). All
family members are invited to participate and play. The event starts at 6 p.m.
with a skills clinic for all ages and abilities. Beginning at 7, there will be a family ball-
game and cookout.
continued on page 5

JN 'Ding' Darling National
Wildlife Refuae iNature Trail Debuts

Supervisory Refuge Ranger and project co-leader Toni Westland, FWS regional representa-
tive Garry Tucker, Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik, DDWS Board President Jim Scott, and DDWS
Executive Director and project co-leader Birgie Vertesch
f you have a smart phone that downloads apps, you're ready to hit JN "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge's latest innovation, which officials unveiled on June 28.
Designed to appeal to the next generation's techie side and get them outside, the
Refuge iNature Trail along Wildlife Drive has two components - one for kids and one
for adults.
continued on page 9

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American Legion
Post 123 News
Every Friday is a fish fry with French
fries, cole slaw and hushpuppies
from 4 to 8 p.m. at American
Legion Post 123.
Sunday, July 10, come out for Doug
Fresh's BBQ ribs and chicken from 1 to
8 p.m. The cost is $10.
Nine Ball pool tournaments are played
every Monday night starting at 6 p.m.
Texas hold 'em is played every Thursday
night at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 4:30
p.m. Players are welcome.
Every Friday a six-ounce ribeye steak
sandwich is served all day. The Legion
serves half-pound burgers that many
claim are the best on the island. Check
out the daily specials and the entire
menu. Food is served all day, every day.
The public is welcome. American Legion
Post 123 is open Monday through
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday,
noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker 3
on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more infor-
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Make The Best Of A Rainy Day, Visit
The Historical Museum And Village

Morning Glories Cottage now features a themed children's room with an exhibit showing
antique clothes, toys and dolls
Cloud bursts are a daily occurrence during the island's wet season, but a little
rain doesn't need to keep you from enjoying Sanibel. One of the island's best
kept secrets and best bargains, according to the TripAdvisor travel website, is
the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, a delightful experience that will take you
"back in time" and let you explore island life as it was lived in the 1880s to 1940s.
Seven historic buildings, moved from their original island locations to the historical
village, and a demonstration Heritage Garden, similar to the small truck gardens the
islanders tended near their dwellings, tell the story of island commerce, community and

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hardship. Interesting displays and exhibits in each building highlight the early Sanibel
pioneers while the Spanish and Calusa eras are featured in the Rutland House science
room, along with Sam Bailey's video recording in which he shares his reminiscences of
growing up on Sanibel. The museum's newest exhibit is in the Morning Glories 1922
Sears kit house. A children's room has been created to display toys, old dolls, a doll-
house and early children's clothing.
The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is now open Wednesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS).
Admission is $5 for adults. Children (17 and under) and members are free. The histori-
cal village is handicap accessible. Docents are available to share Sanibel stories and
answer questions.
For more information, visit or call 472-4648 during busi-
ness hours.4

Happenings At The Shell Museum
The Bailey-Matthews Shell-Museum is home to more than 35 exhibits and a
library consisting of thousands of shell and mollusk specimens.
Located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road, the Shell Museum is open daily from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the museum, call 395-2233, or visit
Events include:
* Live Tank Demonstration: See live mollusks up close and personal - watch a
fighting conch use its foot for locomotion; see a lightning whelk slam shut its trap
door for protection; or view scallops as they zip across the tank with jet propulsion.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free with
museum admission.
* Shelling 101: Everything you wanted to know about shells and shell makers, but
were afraid to ask - learn how to find, clean and pack shells for safe travel. Every
Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Free with admission.
* Walk The Beach With The Experts: Free family beach walks (in partnership with
"Ding Darling" National Wildlife Refuge); field experts will teach how to find and iden-
tify shells. Learn what mollusks eat, how they move, and the environments they live in.
Participants meet at Gulfside City Park on Sanibel on Thursdays at 9 a.m. for the
hour-long walk . The program is free; beach parking fees will apply.
* Second annual Live Mollusk Amateur Photography Competition: Photos of live
mollusks are eligible for the contest. Entries will be accepted at the museum between
July 25 and November 1. Electronically-submitted pictures are also eligible. A list of
contest rules and judging criteria and the registration form can be found on the muse-
um's web site.:

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Sanibel-Captiva Art League thanks
Richard Johnson and the employ-
ees of Bailey's General Store for
their generous and encouraging coop-
eration in providing bags and exhibiting
them for the silent auction that benefited
FISH. Art League artists painted the
bags in a variety of subjects that repre-
sented our islands with people, symbols,
shells and marine life, tropical scenes,
animals, and birds. The bags were put
on view in Bailey's for a very successful
week-long silent auction. The donations
on the bags started at $5 and the auc-
tion price on some exceeded $100.
All proceeds for this annual event were
donated to FISH.

Blood Pressure
he Sanibel Fire District will offer
complimentary blood pres-
sure screening at the Sanibel
Recreation Center on Monday, July 11
from 9 a.m. until noon.
High blood pressure increases the
risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure,
kidney disease and even blindness in
some cases. The Sanibel Fire District's
complimentary screenings are offered
as a first step in determining if further
examination by a health care profes-
sional is necessary.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is
located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual


memberships are available. For more
information call 472-0345 or visit www.
From page 1
Summer Clinic
The June 11 clinic with MLB players
Julio Zuleta and Michael Tucker was well-
attended on a hot morning. This Friday's
clinic is more recreational and follows
several family ballgames held earlier in
the year.
In the family ballgame, children will
hit baseballs or softballs, women will hit
tennis balls and men will hit wiffle balls,
keeping the play comparable and com-
petitive for all ages and abilities to partici-
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Everyone is invited to bring hotdogs,
burgers and other favorite picnic foods.
Sanibel-Captiva Little League board
member Eric "Maw and Pa Kettle" said,
"Can't hit, can't catch, can't run, can't
pitch, can't throw, can't call a game, and
otherwise have no idea what you are
doing? Well, at least you can get a free
hotdog. See you there."
The clinic is open to the public and
is free of charge. Registration is not
required, but coordinators would appreci-
ate a head count in advance by calling
Cindy Lastovica at 461-0101 or mailing
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The Captiva Community Panel will
hold its regular monthly meeting
on Tuesday, July 12 at 9 a.m. in
the Wakefield Room at 'Tween Waters
Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive. This meeting
is open to all interested islanders and
the public.
Among the agenda items:
* A review of recent legislative chang-
es in the state growth management laws.
* Update and review of the proposed
Captiva Land Development Code and
Captiva Plan changes.
* A Captiva Erosion Prevention
District update.
* A Hurricane Preparedness and
Response Committee update.
* Other matters as necessary.
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The first iNature Trail tells visitors how to use the trail and welcomes them with video foot-
age featuring Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik and Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland

From page 1
iNature Trail Debut
The iNature Trail uses a set of QR (Quick Response) codes that smart phone-users
can scan with free downloadable apps such as Neoscan or QR Scan.
Similar in appearance to common bar codes, QR codes typically send scanners to
websites for more information.
The refuge's iNature trail goes a step further and incorporates short, engaging
YouTube videos, making it more interactive. Users experience a free tour unique from
any other current refuge offering.
For instance, one of the 22 QR codes along the iNature Trail takes you to a
YouTube video of Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik welcoming guests to the refuge, while
another shows families how to plant a mangrove tree.
The iNature signs will be easily recognizable along the trail and can be accessed
while walking, biking, or driving along Wildlife Drive.
"This is the first such interactive trail in the 550-plus national wildlife refuges," said
Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. "We also believe this to be the first interac-
tive QR wildlife trail in the nation."
"Talk about leading the way!" said Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau
Deputy Director Woody Peek at opening ceremonies. "There's no better way than to
be first. It speaks highly of the vision of this group, and we congratulate that."

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Smart phone and iPad users of all ages were eager to try out the new iNature Trail's 11
QR-code signs to hook up to interactive YouTube videos for kids and adults

"I think it's a great credit to the refuge -- not being reactionary, but being a leader,
as always," said City of Sanibel Manager Judie Zimomra.
"Currently nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults own a smart phone, and it is estimated
that there will be more online visits from mobile devices than from PCs by 2014," said
Westland. "Our refuge is moving into the mobile world to educate thousands of people
about wildlife and its protection in a whole new way."
"The iNature Trail is a significant advancement in nature interpretation," said
Tritaik. "It not only takes advantage of the latest improvements in communication
technology, but it is environmentally responsible because it allows us to reduce paper
waste from brochures. We are very proud to introduce this exciting opportunity for our
technologically savvy visitors to learn about and enjoy the wildlife at 'Ding' Darling."
Funding for the iNature Trail along Wildlife Drive was made possible by private con-
tributions to the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS).
As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge's mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection,
research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop
To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarling- or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or director@

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Contributing Writers

Resort Redevelopment:

The System Worked
by Larry Schopp, Board Member, Committee of the Islands
Tn case you hadn't noticed, Sanibel has a new ordinance on
|the books that tells resort property owners what they may
f I land may not do when they redevelop their aging, outmoded
properties. The city council action took place on June 7, but you
,i, could easily have missed the event. That's not to say it wasn't an
important milestone. It clearly was. It just didn't trigger any sort
of passionate public debate. In many other communities, and
even on Sanibel just a few years ago, the occasion might have
been marked by angry words as pro-development and anti-devel-
opment advocates staked out positions. After all, rewriting the
rules on redevelopment has the potential to change the character
of a community. So what was different this time?
What went right?
I can think of two reasons the process went so smoothly, without so much as a hint
of acrimony. One was the way council orchestrated the process, while the other is
more a reflection of what I believe is the maturation of Sanibel as a community - and I
don't mean the aging of its citizens. I'm talking about a developing sense among island
residents and non-resident property owners alike of what really makes Sanibel such a
unique place and how we can best keep it that way by finding common ground.
First, as to the process: When city council asked the planning commission to take
on the issue of resort redevelopment in the spring of 2010, it clearly defined the
planners' mission in a guidance document based on the Sanibel Plan which became
known as the "key ingredients." Council is the policymaking body on Sanibel. City
council, not the planning commission, should set the ground rules. With that done, the
commission's role was simplified. The hearings that took place during the next year
focused on completing the mission, not defining it. The result was a well-crafted piece
of legislation that city council could embrace.
A movement to the center
What about the second reason? Have people on Sanibel really moved closer to the
center and away from the fringes on issues like redevelopment? I may be wrong but
I think they have. I sense a lessening of tension between groups traditionally at odds.
Perhaps it started with the adoption of the 2005 charter amendments, which made
it clear that (with limited exceptions) building height, residential density and developed

ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011 7
area could not be increased without voter approval. With those issues, in effect, taken
out of play as the work of legislating redevelopment started, the process focused more
on things that were realistically attainable and less on those that weren't. Or perhaps
it is simply the realization that Sanibel's allure is attributable more to its focus on con-
servation than the panache of its resorts. Sanibel is never going to be another Naples.
Nor can other communities hope to emulate what Sanibel has to offer by merely pay-
ing lip service to conservation while they develop their beaches. It's really a way of life.
I believe that's what sets this place and the people who live and choose to own prop-
erty here apart.
I think that movement to the center applies as well to those of us who might have
drawn a line in the sand and said "no way" to some key concessions that had to be
made for the process to work. I'm talking about potential hot button issues like rede-
velopment at existing non-conforming density and reconstruction of pools in the Gulf
Beach Zone. Those concessions (which were very important to the process of resort
redevelopment) will not change the ambiance on Sanibel. I doubt they will even be
noticed, yet they could have derailed the process had there been organized opposition.
Compromise doesn't have to mean selling out. One can engage in give-and-take to
achieve a common goal without betraying principles. It takes perspective - a sense of
what, in the final analysis, is important and what is not - by people on both sides of
an issue. That's what we accomplished.
How often can we honestly say "the system worked?" Not as often as we like per-
haps, but in the case of resort redevelopment, I think we can and it's a good feeling.
Let's hope it happens again.
Committee of the Islands also invites your comments and ideas on this important
subject. You can email us at and check our website at

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Family Coming To Sanibel For
53 Years And Four Generations

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From left in front, twin boys Kenny and Matthew, and their brother Nathan. From left in
back, Diana, Missy, Jason, Susie, Dottie, James, Shannon, Susana, Jennifer, Timmy, Gary.

by Emilie Alfino
If you just read that a family has been
coming to Sanibel for 53 years,
perhaps that wouldn't impress you.
Maybe this will: The first time Dottie
and Charles Gravitt set out from their
home in Miami, Florida with their young
children James and Susie, gasoline cost
25 cents a gallon, and you could go
a long way on that in the brand new
Toyota cars that had just been intro-

duced in the U.S. - where average year-
ly wages were $4,600; average monthly
rents were $92; and the average cost of
a new house was $12,750. And to get
to Sanibel, visitors had to take the ferry.
The Gravitts first stayed at Sand-
Castles on West Gulf Drive, and later
at The Colony. "All that was here was
cottages, and SandCastles was the only
one with a slide," said Susie. It seems
whether or not there was a swimming
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tow. Dottie recalled just four cottages
for tourists in those days: Casa Ybel,
SandCastles, The Colony (where the
Gravitts stayed for years before find-
ing the Sanibel Arms where they stay
today), and Castaways.
Dottie said her husband was the one
who heard about Sanibel and encouraged
that first trip. "We came over on the
ferry," Dottie remembered. "That was
something. The last time it would leave
was 5 p.m. and it you didn't get there
you had to stay overnight, on the beach
or wherever." The children thought the
ferry was a blast.
The family, here in 2011 for yet
another vacation, reminisced about the
old days, talking over one another as
the memories rushing came back to
them: "The water was terrible to drink."
"There was no TV." "Baileys on the bay
was the only grocery store." "The island
today doesn't look anything like it did
There were no houses on Lindgren
Boulevard, for example, nor any like
them anywhere on the island. Dottie
remember those houses being built
around 1964 right after the causeway
opened - at a cost of about $30,000
each. That might not sound like much,
but the average home price that year
was around $18,000. "Thank goodness
for the restrictions that have been put in
place," Dottie added.
The family also remembered when it
was legal to pick up live shells, and they
recalled those days fondly as so many
beautiful shells could be found. One of
Susie's favorite memories about shell-
ing was following the tracks of the olive
shells so they could finally find them.
"We used to find a lot more shells then
compared to now, and not just the live
ones," James added.
But what did children do on Sanibel
in the 1950s and 1960s when it rained?
"Whenever it rained we would go
underneath the cottages to play," Susie
explained. "It was really neat. We'd play
in the sand under there." James added,
"They had cane poles hanging there for
people to use (for fishing), and we would
play with those."
One year wasn't quite so fun,
though: 1960. Hurricane Donna hit
while the Gravitts were here. They
remembered taking the ferry back to the
mainland and driving to Miami through
torrential rains, with the hurricane seem-
ingly right on their heels. What's more,
they made the trip in a Plymouth Fury
with their family of four plus another
family of seven.
It's amazing they ever returned to
Sanibel, but return they did. Dottie and
Charles later moved to Lakeland and
started staying at Sanibel Arms when
they came to Sanibel, where they've
been very happy. The family has never
missed a year since 1958.

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"What's so nice is that the spouses
of my children enjoy Sanibel as much
as we do and are content with the same
tradition," Dottie said.
The family usually comes in July
when it's easier to coordinate every-
one's schedule. Dottie, her children and
their spouses, grandchildren and their
spouses (one grandchild is married), and
great grandchildren - four-year-old twin
boys and a six-year-old boy - all gather
for this happy and at times boister-
ous family getaway where anyone can
partake in any of the pleasures Sanibel
offers - fishing, swimming, boating,
shopping, shelling, and daily walks to
the lighthouse. Everyone usually joins
together for a big family meal in the
evening with games afterwards. "The
grandkids play Uno games at night; they
stay up late and probably bother every-
body," Dottie laughed.
The walks to the lighthouse were
Dottie's late husband's idea. Charles,
a merchant marine in WWII, died in
1999. "If it wasn't for Grandpa Charles
and Grandma Dottie, we wouldn't be
able to do this," Susana said. "He was
the backbone." Susana is James' wife.
The family considers Dottie and
Charles to be the pioneers who started
this tradition with their own children
and just continued it down the line.
"There is no question where Sanibel
is concerned; we never say we're not
going," said Susie. "This is what we do.
Grandpa loved this place a lot. He used
to walk with his stick every morning to
the lighthouse and dig clams out there
and eat them right there."
Jennifer, Susana's daughter, added,
"This time of the year is always reserved
for Sanibel. Other vacations have to
wait for other times." Said Susana, "It's
very hard to get together, but when we
come here, we just have the time for
each other. Everyone's relaxed and not
The family feels so attached to
Sanibel, and to Sanibel Arms, that Susie
got married here in 2004 to her hus-
band Jerry. They married on their boat
at the pier at Sanibel Arms West. Sister-
in-law Susana did the floral arrange-
ments, and the couple walked under
crossed fishing rods bedecked with rib-
bons. The flower girl tossed her petals
from a sand pail.
"We love Sanibel, as you can see,"
Dottie said. "It's just a getting-away type
of place. We keep coming back, and
we'll keep on coming back."O

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Into The Deep
With Sanibel

Sea School
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Last week was Coral Reef Week at
Sanibel Sea School, which means
34 campers, six tents, 50 life
vests, crates of oranges, boxes of bread,
three enormous coolers of food, two
stoves, one grill, a boat, a U-Haul and
a lot more stuff made its way down to
the Big Pine Key camp for a week of
wilderness, no see'ums, rain, and lots of
water time.
No electricity, no iPods, no phones,
no computers - just us. So campers wove
palm fronds and snorkeled off the beach,
gathered hermit crabs in shallow water
and had sea grape wars when they were
on land. And when they weren't on land,
they snorkeled on Looe Key, a National
Marine Sanctuary, the beautiful barrier
reef off Big Pine Key.
Wow - we saw sharks and huge
tarpon, eagle ray and sea turtle, giant
parrot fish in grazing groups and queen
conchs too large to lift out of water. We
saw lobsters hiding under ledges and bar-
racuda at cleaning stations, mountainous
coral and encrusting coral and branching
coral. We saw Goliath groupers. And in
the blue water, we saw flying fish!. It was
There's never too much water time.
So, we snorkeled at night and saw lob-
sters on the move, fish sleeping on the
bottom, a batfish crawling along on modi-

Emily Roudebush and Caroline Fernandez
enjoy their tour of The Turtle Hospital in
fied fins, an eel out of its hiding spot.
Just think, if you hop in a car for six
hours and a boat for one hour then jump
in the water, you will be gifted with one
of the most beautiful sights the ocean can
provide, a coral reef. If you drive your
boat out just a tad further, you will see
blue ocean, deep ocean and a few flying
fish along the way. What a gift to give a
group of kids. Who's luckier, the kids who
get to go, or those of us who get to see
their faces?.#

Counselor Brendan Schaffer with John
Pfeifer, Dennis Morgan, Jack Moran, Joey
Aulino, Alex Haidei and Noah Weigel.

Matthew Marinello leaves making yet
another new friend.

Lily Ganske, Madeline Hickey, Dara Craig
and Casey Wexler head off to one of their
many snorkeling adventures.

Brigitte Wodrich weaves her dinner plate
out of palm fronds.

Christine Cahill, Penelope Ganske and
Rachel Wexler use palm fronds, as well, to
make their own type of fashion statement.

Alex Haidei explores the coral reef at Looe Key.

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A s of July 1, the
Rotary Club had a .
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Joel Ospa, club president
for 2011-12, conducted
his first Friday morning meeting. He
seemed to enjoy the power of using
his gavel and Rotary Bell and with our
group these instruments of power are a
much needed necessity. Club Rotarians
are looking forward to a great year
under his leadership. You go, guy!
Every family in America can prob-
ably name at least one member who
has had or currently has a substance
abuse problem. Drug or alcohol abuse
occurs in every social-economic class
across the board; substance abuse is
an equal opportunity disorder. Guest
speaker at Rotary last week, Rosemary
Boisvert, Southwest Florida Addiction
Service, Inc. (SWFAS), Fort Myers,
managing director of Transitional Living
Center and adjunct professor at Florida
Gulf Coast University, has been in the
field of substance abuse for the last
six years. SWFAS is the largest com-
prehensive substance abuse treatment
program in Southwest Florida. Over the
last 31 years they have helped more
than 70,000 residents in Lee, Collier,
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are handling not just alcoholics and
marijuana users but a high percentage
of prescription drug abuser. State statis-
tic say, one in seven 18- to 24-year-olds
are abusing some form of opiate or
benzodiazepines. They are mostly poly-
users; they will take any drugs they can
get a hold of. The drugs these kids are
taking can make them an addict after
just a couple of weeks."
The most common prescription
pills that teens take are the painkiller
Oxycodone and anti-anxiety drugs
Valium and Xanax. Prescription pills
are harder to detect than other drugs;
unlike alcohol and marijuana, they leave
no scent. Florida leads the nation in
Oxycodone distribution. Busts of illegal
pain clinics or "pill mills" have been in
the news of late and the State of Florida
is, without question, in the midst of a
huge crisis with regard to prescription
painkiller abuse. Families are usually
unaware of this problem until some type
of emergency happens.
"President Obama's drug czar Gil
Kerlikowske (a graduate of Fort Myers
High School) has said that despite our
best efforts, the concern about drugs
and drug problems, if anything are mag-
nified and intensified. At no time have
we been more concerned with the grow-
ing problem of addiction among our
young. The array of drugs and intoxi-
cants available to young people today is
staggering, and the ease of acquisition is
downright terrifying," Boisvert said.
Addiction is a primary, chronic dis-
ease of brain reward, motivation, mem-
ory and related circuitry; a compulsive
physiological and psychological need for
a habit-forming substance.
Substance abuse addiction is treat-
able. There is no standard program to
treat an addict, each patient has indi-
vidual needs. Counseling, therapy, medi-
cation, diet and exercise help to manage
abuse disorders. Recovery works toward
building and improving relationships and
reunifyng families. Patients must change
the people they hang out with, the plac-
es they go, and the things they do that
can cause a relapse in recovery.
"Recovery is hard work and like rid-
ing a bike, you sometimes fall but you
have to get up and try again," she said.
Substance abuse is not just a private
problem but reaches far into our society.
It impacts health costs, law enforcement
cost, business and employment costs,
and the well-being of our families.
Preventive and treatment programs
are important to our future and the gen-
erations to come. SWFAS has a detoxi-
fication and outpatient treatment center
in Fort Myers, transitional living facili-
ties, a teen residential and day treat-
ment center (The Vince Smith Center.
Fort Myers), an out-patient program in
Cape Coral at the United Way Resource
House, and an employee assistance pro-
gram for more than 60 area companies.
If you know someone who needs
help, don't stick your head in the sand;
get help now, call SWFAS.
The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club
meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at
Beachveiw Steakhouse & Tavern,
1100 Par View Drive. For further
information call 337-1099.w

Bailey's Raises $614 For Disaster Fund

Lion Tom Hoover, left, accepts the check on behalf of the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club
from Francis Bailey, center, and Richard Johnson, of Bailey's General Store

Over the last couple of months the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club has been col-
lecting donations on the behalf of Salvation Army for the victims of the
recent U.S. flood and tornado disasters. One hundred percent of the dona-
tions have been dedicated to disaster relief.
Collection jars had been set up with businesses around the islands, and last week
the Lions received a $614.88 donation from Bailey's General Store.
"We are extremely glad to have our community's support whenever we organize
our campaigns," said Tom Hoover, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club's outgoing presi-
dent. "This donation is just another moment that we are glad to be part of, especially
in our continuing mission to serve the communities around us."
To make donations visit: raising/contribute.

ABWA Meeting
he Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of
the American Business Women's
Association (ABWA) invites all
members and guests to the monthly
meeting on Tuesday, July 12 at The
Community House. Networking begins
at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner/meeting
begins at 6 p.m.
The July meeting will be a panel
discussion on the topic: The Challenge
of Being a Woman Enterpreneur on
Sanibel. The panel will include a mix of
business women of various ages. ABWA
member Gayle DeHaan-Garland will be
the moderator.
To secure a reservation to be a part
of this evening, RSVP to DeHaan-
Garland ( or
call 565-7872 by Friday, July 8. The
cost of the dinner is $20.
The ABWA, which meets on the
second Tuesday of each month at The
Community House, focuses on bring-
ing together women of professional and
business interests to provide opportuni-
ties for them to help themselves and
others grow professionally through lead-
ership, education, networking support
and national recognition. All money
raised is used to further the education of
women through seminars, conferences
and scholarships. The purpose of the
networking time prior to the start of the
meeting is to build networking skills and
provide business enhancing opportuni-
ties for Sanibel and Captiva business
For more information about join-
ing ABWA, contact membership chair
Barbara Boulton (472-2929).4

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Churches/ Temples
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Bible Study
The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam,
Temple of the Islands, meets for Friday
night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall, of the United Congregational Church,
2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Call Temple President Dr. Michael Raab, at
395-1432 for more information.
11580 Chapin Lane
The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman
November 14, 2010 thru April 24, 2011
Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646
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 12 p.m. (November
through March), Friday 10 a.m. to
12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684.
Sanibel Community Church:
1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684
Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor
Barb Nave, Associate Pastor
Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor

Sunday Worship Hours:
8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion
9 a.m. Contemporary Service
with Kids' Church
10:45 a.m. Traditional Service
Childcare available at all services.
2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497
The Reverend Dr. John Danner, Sr. Pastor.
The Reverend Deborah Kunkel, Associate
Sunday worship services: 10 a.m. Full ser-
vice with nursery, child care and Sunday
School. Elevator access.
3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763
Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk,
Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m.
Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m June through
Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Communion Service Mon. and Tues. at
8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the
month 9 a.m. by appointment, Holy Days
please call
2304 Periwinkle Way between the
Bean and Baileys 239-472-2173
Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector
Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 9 a.m. and the
first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.
followed by Pot Luck supper
Morning Prayer: Tuesdays at 9 a.m.

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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


celebration of the life of Barbara
Sears Billheimer, 93, of Sanibel,
will be held at St. Michael and
All Angels Episcopal Church, Sanibel,
on Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m. She
passed away June 22, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
donations in her memory be made
to FISH (Friends In Service Here) of
Sanibel,where she was a volunteer.4

First Light
Bible study series, First Light:
Jesus and the Kingdom of God,
will be offered July 5 and 6 by
Pastor Walter Still at Peace Lutheran
Church, 15840 McGregor Boulevard,
Fort Myers.
The material will be presented
twice weekly - Tuesday at 7 p.m. and
Wednesday at 10 a.m.
The Bible study will focus on the times
when Jesus lived with Biblical scholars
John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg.
Pastor Walter welcomes everyone to
the Bible study.4


T ong-time Sanibel resident Olga
Palmer passed away on May 5 at
he age of 100. Olga had been
recently acknowledged for her contribu-
tions to Sanibel by the City Council. A
memorial service for Olga will be held
Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at the
Sanibel Congregational United Church
of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. A
reception will follow the service in the
church Fellowship Hall.,

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Plover Nesting
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by Joel Caouette, SCCF Biologist
Snowy plover nesting season began
in February. There have been 15
nests so far. So far this year, there
are 11 fledglings from five nests; last
year there were only seven fledglings for
the whole season. One nest is incubat-
ing and one nest has two chicks. Six
nests were predated; one had eggs that
were not viable; one was washed out
and then predated.
This year, SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation) is also moni-
toring Wilson's plover nests. There have
been two nests: one has hatched, with
three chicks and a second nest has
fledged three chicks. Nesting season will
continue until mid-August and it is impor-
tant that beachgoers help protect these
endangered shorebirds.
Please keep a few things in mind as
you enjoy the beach:
* Honor the leash law. An unleashed
dog can kill an adult bird or chick or
trample a nest.
* Respect marked nesting areas. Too
much human disturbance can cause birds
to abandon their nest. Always remain
outside of the staked area.
* Avoid flying kites near nesting areas.
Plovers view kites as predators. A kite fly-
ing overhead can cause a bird to abandon
its nest.
* Never chase birds on the beach.
Shorebirds use the beach to nest, rest,
and feed. Forcing them to fly interferes
with all of these activities.
* Fill in holes. Holes on the beach
can trap chicks unable to fly. If trapped,
chicks can die from predators or expo-
Learn more about these nesting shore-
birds at SCCF's Snowy Plovers program,
offered on June 23 at 10 a.m. Call 472-
2329 for more information.#

Sunset Fun At
Bunche Beach
L ow Tide Loafing at Sunset - A
Guided Exploration will take place
Thursday, July 14, 7 to 8 p.m. at
Bunch Beach Preserve, 18201 John
Morris Road, Fort Myers.
Join a naturalist guide and leisurely
explore the mud flats to see what mys-
teries the low tide uncovers while enjoy-
ing a beautiful Florida sunset. Bunche
Beach is a wonderful place to explore
and learn about a wide variety of shore
birds, shells and possibly spot a manatee
or dolphin playing along the shore.
Bring a camera, shoes that can get
wet, bug spray and drinking water. Meet
at the picnic tables on the beach. The
walk is free, but there is a $1 per hour
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Mahoe's large flowers resemble those of
the popular ornamental hibiscus shrub
by Gerri Reaves
Over the last few decades, mahoe's
(Talipariti tiliaceum or Hibiscus
tiliaceus) native status was a
topic of debate. After all, who would
want to believe that this fast-growing,
salt-tolerant evergreen with year-round
flowers is an invading pest?
Alas, today plant experts generally
agree that mahoe is naturalized. Native
to tropical Asia, in fact, it was reported
to be in coastal hammocks in the Florida
Keys as early as 1913.

Mahoe's round or heart-shaped leaves
span up to eight inches across
The term naturalized refers to an
imported plant that persists in the wild
without human cultivation. That ability
to survive independently is a trait shared
by many imported landscape plants,
and such species can threaten natural
Mahoe, also called sea hibiscus,
became a popular landscape tree in
South Florida during the 1960s and
1970s. Salt-tolerance made it a popular
ornamental especially in coastal areas.
Now mahoe is currently listed as a
category II invasive by the Florida Exotic
Pest Plant Council.
The council defines a category II
invasive as having "the potential to be
invasive and to disrupt native plant com-
munities by displacing native species,"

Fast-growing mahoe can be single- or multi-trunked photos by Gerri Reaves
as opposed to a category I invasive, and subsequently shades them out.
which is "known" to be invasive. Plants can be single- or multi-trunked,
Mahoe threatens native mangroves, usually reaching 20 to 30 feet high and
in particular. Via water-born seed spreading as wide as they are tall.
capsules, the invader establishes thick The round or heart-shaped leaves are
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advice on ciltr.atinr iI
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Fkorida, experts adtSe against planting
It in the landscape.
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V.urd contide rpthi.r-inq it wilh natLW
vegetation At least control Mis spreading
to other areas,
Local niHinv-plrnt expert Dick
W'ourkimn pjiiil ovt Ihai rcrirsal pro'
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to u---dw'Airkir.g and Iiler-artL orgai-
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Prion Smart explores sustcinjbte.
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Shell Point
Offers Class On
The Everglades
The Academy at Shell Point invites
the public to attend a presentation
by Kristie Anders, education direc-
tor for Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation. This free event will take
place on Friday, July 29, from 1:45
to 3:15 p.m. in the Social Center on
The Island at Shell Point Retirement
Anders will focus on the Everglades,
Florida's largest wilderness, for this
presentation. Since our region is down-
stream, we are affected by the changes
in that environment. This presentation
will offer an overview of this stunning
and vulnerable place. Registration is free;
however, space is limited. To sign up, or
for more information, call 454-2054.
"The Everglades is a very beautiful
environment that houses so many crea-
tures and plants that are vital in the func-
tion of our daily lives," said Teri Kollath,
manager of academy and volunteer ser-
vices. "It is a pleasure to have Ms. Anders
back to the campus to offer insight into
what we could lose if we don't take care
of this fragile environment."
The Academy at Shell Point is a life-
long learning educational initiative for the
residents of the retirement community.

Museum Trip To
Mote Marine Lab
he Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
is inviting everyone to join its staff
members on a summer journey to
the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota
Saturday, July 16.
Participants will board a bus at the
museum at 8 a.m. for the ride to the
laboratory, where they will spend the
day learning about marine life and their
Visitors will be able to explore and
eventually unravel the many mysteries
of the sea by examining touch pools
and viewing working labs and high-tech
interactive exhibits that showcase the
world-acclaimed research performed at
Mote. Guests will encounter sharks, dol-
phins, manatees and sea turtles, along
with dozens of other aquatic species.
The Mote Marine Laboratory adven-
ture will include information about the
Dolphin Bay project, a live mollusk
exhibit, a shark presentation, and an
aquarium tour. The trip will be led by
the Shell Museum's public program spe-
cialist Diane Thomas, who recommends
the outing for anyone who is curious
about sea life.
"Considering the price of gasoline,
this trip is a cost-effective way for fami-
lies to spend the day learning about the
Florida environment,"
Thomas said. "We are proud to part-
ner with Mote Marine for a fun, educa-
tional opportunity and look forward to
sharing the day with families. Mollusks
are an important part of the marine
environment, which is why we appreci-

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Kristie Anders, education director for
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
The Academy provides anywhere from
70 to 90 classes each semester, encom-
passing a well-rounded curriculum of edu-
cational opportunities for senior adults.
The Academy at Shell Point was named
as one of 2008's most innovative active
aging programs by the International
Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an asso-
ciation that supports professionals who
develop wellness/fitness facilities and ser-
vices for age 50-plus adults.#

ate the opportunity to learn more about
the creatures who share the waters with
mollusks and the shells they make."
The cost is $50 for adults and $48
for children ages five through 12, which
includes the bus transportation and
Mote Marine Laboratory admission.
The bus will return to Sanibel around
5 p.m.
Lunch is not included; however, the
aquarium's Deep Sea Diner and The
Old Salty Dog Cafe offer great views
and outdoor seating. (Families that
would like to eat at The Old Salty Dog
Cafe need to indicate that when making
their reservation.)
To sign up for the trip or for more
information, call Diane Thomas at The
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum at 395-
2233. The deadline for reservations is
July 9.0

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Sets Goals For
Next Decade
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife
Refuge and "Ding" Darling Wildlife
Society-Friends of the Refuge
(DDWS) staff will be among 1,200
professionals and citizen conservation-
ists who will hear from Secretary of
the Interior Ken Salazar; retired U.S.
Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, who
headed the federal response to the
2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill; and
historian/author Douglas Brinkley at
the National Wildlife Refuge System
Conserving the Future conference in
Madison, Wisconsin.
The conference will be held July 11
through 14, when a new vision will be
ratified to guide the refuge system for
the next decade.
Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni
Westland will be leading a conference
seminar about the refuge's new iNature
Trail along Wildlife Drive, which uses
pioneering QR code technology to con-
nect techie visitors with nature. The trail
is the first of its kind among the more
than 550 refuges in the system.
DDWS Executive Director Birgie
Vertesch will be co-leading a seminar
about volunteer recruitment and refuge
The conference - one of the nation's
largest gatherings of conservationists
- is the culmination of a months-long,
highly transparent process to create a


Birgie Vertesch and Toni Westland
reinvigorated vision for the refuge sys-
Over the past six months, Americans
submitted more than 10,000 comments
to the draft vision, posted online at, where more
information about the vision and the
conference is available.
Speakers will also include oceanog-
rapher Dr. Sylvia Earle; award-winning
nature photographer Dewitt Jones,
who traveled the globe for National

Geographic; MacArthur-winning
environmental activist Majora Carter;
and Juan Martinez with the nonprofit
Children & Nature Network and named
by National Geographic as one of its
Emerging Explorers.
"Ding" Darling Wildlife Society will
be among more than 100 nonprofit ref-
uge system Friends organizations at the
The refuge system, managed by the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the

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nation's largest network of federal lands
and waters dedicated to the protection
of wildlife and the habitat on which it
The system is composed of 553
national wildlife refuges spanning about
150 million acres. More than 44 million
people visit wildlife refuges each year.
The new vision will help the refuge
system implement the best wildlife con-
servation practices guided by the latest
The refuge system's new vision
recognizes the rapid social and environ-
mental changes that have taken place
over the last decade or so.
One idea slated for discussion:
to establish an interagency team to
improve habitat conservation and the
conservation literacy of America, espe-
cially among the young.
"This is precisely the vision we tar-
geted with our new iNature Trail," said
Westland. "There's already a lot of inter-
est from the other refuges about follow-
ing our leadership.
The Conserving the Future confer-
ence will also showcase a modern face
of the federal government: Many confer-
ence proceedings will be live-streamed.
Texting, mobile communications, and
social networking will all play essential
communications roles.
The refuge system will offset carbon
emissions tied to conference travel
with contributions to The Conservation
Fund's Go Zero program.0

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CROW Case Of The Week:

Cooper's Hawk
by Emilie Alfino
C" ROW took in a baby Cooper's Hawk May 16 after
Someone dropped her off at the emergency vet clinic in
. Fort Myers. "We assumed she fell from her nest or had
her nest destroyed by wind or by a tree trimmer," Dr. Amber
McNamara said.
u . ; She described the hawk as "just a little white puffball" at
"- * ' 200 grams. She had a fracture of the right tibiotarsus, which is
between the knee and ankle.
Most of the time, babies this size just sit in the nest, which
S, �- was to this little
bird's advantage
as it allowed staff to put a splint on
the leg. She was given some pain
medication that first day and the
Chinese herb yunnan baiyao, which
should prevent internal bleeding.
"We use this herb a lot with cases of
trauma or for pre-surgery," said Dr. ,
The tiny hawk was given some m ,
fluids and the splint was put on her
leg. "We were able to get a reason-
able splint with just some paper tape .
and gauze," Dr. Amber explained. "It .,
helped that she just wanted to sit."
For this little one it was day by
day initially, not knowing whether
she had internal trauma. "We always
worry about that with a big fall. She -
didn't have any feathers to flap to
soften the fall," she said. But the
hawk never showed any signs of
trauma and within three days was
eating on her own after initially being This baby Cooper's hawk was given a mirror to
hand fed. reinforce her identity as a hawk and play down
her identification with humans

Hand feeding apparently
was no problem, as Dr. Amber
explained: "These hawks are
so contextual; they usually
figure it out pretty quickly. In
fact, we really had two chal-
lenges: healing the fractured
leg, and keeping her wild."
Apparently it's easy for this a
species to become acclimated
when starting human contact and
as young as this hawk, and she .
was being hand fed so she was m .,
concerned. "We tried to hide
our hands so the food just kind
of appeared to her. Our staff
and students really did a good
job," Dr. Amber said. "This is f
really a challenge with most of i
the patients that are singles."
The bird's splint was
changed within the first five
days, and then she was given
another week to heal. On May
26, she looked good enough
that the splint was left off
entirely, "which is amazing
that within 10 days she had
healed enough to be without Babies this young basically just sit, making it easier to
it," she said. "The babies are treat her and put a splint on her leg
like little healing machines
when they're that young. If this bird had been an adult it would have been a totally dif-
ferent situation, and not only with the fracture. Cooper's hawks present a totally high-
stress situation and it really would have been a challenge."
The baby hawk was eating seven or eight mice a day, which is a lot. At the two-
week mark she was standing strong and looked good.
She stayed inside until June 10. "We wanted to give her the opportunity to develop
her wings and chest muscles," Dr. Amber said. At that point her feathers were devel-
oped enough that she started to do some flying.
She stayed outside for 11 days and then was released in a good spot in Fort Myers,
where she flew off beautifully.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a nonprofit 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

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A Close .
Encounter .,
T hese pictures were ' ' "'
taken June 15 in
Lake Murex. Julie
Arensman was walking the ' .
dog and she spotted four
young armadillos under
a big shrub in someone's '' . '
front yard. After Julie got ,
back to the house, the
family jumped in the car
and tried to find them
again. And sure enough,
they found them. They
seemed to have no fear of
humans; they just contin-
ued doing what they were
doing. At a certain point,
they wanted to check out
the humans. One headed
right for Sam, and the
other three followed. The A juvenile armadillo comes up for a closer look at Sam
leader of the pack got on Arensman, who was with his sister Daisy and brother Ben
his hind legs to get a better
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Sam and Ben Arensman watching the armadillos

Sea Turtle Stats
he rare Kemp's Ridley nest was
dug on Thursday. Nests are dug
70 days after they are laid to get a
count of the empty eggs and to rescue
any hatchlings that didn't make it out of
the nest. None of the eggs hatched or
showed any signs of embryo develop-
ment. After talking with the biologists at
FWC it is likely that the eggs were never
fertilized. Most of the adult male Kemp's
Ridleys would be off of the coasts of
Texas and Mexico rather than off of the
Florida coast, so they were unavailable
for mating.
As of July 1, 2011:
Sanibel East - 24 nests, 49 false
crawls (all loggerhead)

Sanibel West - 171 loggerhead nests,
1 Kemp's Ridley nest, 3 green nests, 251
false crawls, 2 hatches
Captiva - 56 nests, 38 false crawls, 2
hatches (all loggerhead)
As of July 1, 2010:
Sanibel East - 7 nests, 37 false crawls
(all loggerhead)
Sanibel West - 75 loggerhead nests, 1
green nest, 174 false crawls
Captiva - 32 nests, 92 false crawls (all
As of July 1, 2009:
Sanibel East - 16 loggerhead nests,
1 leatherback nest, 40 loggerhead false
Sanibel West - 115 nests, 139 false
crawls (all loggerhead)
Captiva - 54 nests, 44 false crawls (all

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Action Picks Up
With Onset Of
Summertime Rain
by Capt.
Matt Mitchell
, . ith the
Fourth of
' .**/ I 11 July holi-
day weekend over,
. ... J things will get nice
I '- and quiet out on
the water for the
next few months.
From now until
Labor Day, locals
have our waters back all to ourselves.
This is without a doubt my favorite
time of year to be out on the water as
it presents so many angling options and
some of the most awesome fishing of
the year. With summer rains really get-
ting into the normal pattern, getting out
early and in before the daily fireworks
start is now more than ever the way to
Catch-and-release snook fishing
around the passes continues to be the
best bite around. Lower stages of the tide
have produced the most non-stop action
for me with 20-plus snook trips being
pretty average. It's great to see so many
snook in the passes again after the big
snook kill only two winters ago.
A lot of these pass snook are in the
22- to 26-inch range but there are some
real brusiers too. While pass fishing one
morning this week on the first part of a
incoming tide, the big boys turned on.
About an hour into the incoming tide the
water was really ripping and for more
than a half hour, every cast was a big
snook bite with five over the 30-inch
mark caught and released along with a
few real pigs hooked that just could not
be turned on the spinning tackle before
they broke us off. Live pinfish in the
passes have been the bait of choice with

Tom Ripley with a Blind Pass snook caught this week

the bigger the bait the better when it
turns on.
There have also been some upper slot
and over-size redfish in the mix. When I
schedule a trip to work the passes, I look
to be there during the last few hours of
the outgoing tide and the first few hours
of the incoming tide. This has been the
most predictable pass bite. All our local
passes are holding fish right now; it's just
a matter of working out the pattern as it
is with any other kind of fishing. The win-
dow the bigger fish feed is small and get-
ting it dialed in takes time on the water.
High tide redfish fishing under the
mangroves has picked up too. With the
big afternoon high tides we have had
it's been a great time to go soak some
chunks of cut bait deep under the trees.
All the typical places, including Foster's
Point, Panther Key and Mason Key have
all held a few reds. Though the fish have
not been in huge numbers, just about
any good redfish shoreline will produce a
few. The key to getting on these reds is

to continually move. If you sit in a spot
for more than 10 minutes without a bite,
move. Moving as little as 50 feet can
make all the difference in the world.
With the water temperature so hot in
the middle of the day, you have to get
your chunk of cut bait - either ladyfish
or mullet - way back in the shade if you
want to get a redfish. One of the joys of
cut bait fishing for redfish is you can sit
way out and make really long casts with
the missile-like chunk. If you don't land it
close enough, reel it in and try it again.
It's not like you're going to kill the bait.
My cut bait rig for redfish is a piece of
30-pound fluorocarbon leader and a 3/0
circle hook on spinning tacke rigged with
15-pound braid. Throw the bait sidearm,
skipping it as far up under the trees as
you can. Generally, if you are in the right
place you will feel the baitfish pecking at
the chunk before a redfish picks it up. I
have been catching a few reds on live bait
too, but all summer long cut bait is king.
Morning trout fishing in the middle
sound has been good action too. Look
for schools of glass minnows with diving
birds to get in on some easy, rod-bending
action. Soft plastic jigs thrown through
the glass minnows drew bites every cast
with the trout running anywhere from 16
to 22 inches. Grass flats with sandholes
around the powerlines have been holding
lots of trout.
Don't be surprised though if you are

winding in one of these trout and a shark
or tarpon grabs it boatside. That's all part
of summertime fishing.
Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing
local waters since he moved to Sanibel
in 1980. He now lives in St. James City
and works as a back country fishing
guide. If you have comments or ques-
tions e-mail

Seashell Trivia
by Bryan Henry
ome areas of the sea floor contain
as many as 8,000 living shells
in an area of 1.2 square yards.
* The precious wentletrap shell was
once so rare that Chinese merchants
sold forgeries made of rice paste.
* All cowries are of the family
cypraeidae, whose name derives from
the island of Cyprus, which in ancient
times was thought to be home of
Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
* Giant clams sometimes produce
pearls the size of a golf ball.
* When it is a baby, the queen
conch, or pink conch, is called a "roller"
because it will roll if placed on its side
since it has grown only around and
around in descending spirals from the
* Frank Lloyd Wright collected sea-
shells and used them as models.
* The first book dealing exclusively
with seashells, the work of an Italian
Jesuit named Buonanni, appeared in
* The Atlantic bay scallop has as
many as 100 bright-blue eyes.
* Windowpane oysters produce a
shell that's used for making windows
in many parts of the world, said to be
Shellabration 2012 will mark the
75th annual Sanibel Shell Fair and
Show. Plans are under way for an
island-wide celebration February 26
through March 4.0

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T he 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; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213.

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Pete and Emily Miller
Here is a picture of Emily Miller, age 7, with her
dad, Pete Miller. Emily caught this snook last
week near beach access #7. The weight was
estimated at 15 to 17 pounds.0

John Kelley
ohn Kelley from Fort Myers caught this 38-inch
snook on Sanibel in front of Casa Ybel on a
Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow lure.4

Don Krenc
Don Krenc of Chicago caught this 42-inch snook
off of Sanibel Arms West beach. Krenc said,
"After feeding the fish for awhile, one finally bit
back! "

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22 ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011

Shells Found

Shells Found

Jamie Mainwaring, Juliana Powell, and Michael Powell
Jamie Mainwaring, 17, Juliana Powell, 16, and Michael Powell, 9, from Chapel
Hill, North Carolina found a horse conch, banded tulip and a Florida cone at
Blind Pass Bowman's Beach. Juliana has been shelling for 14 years (was born
in Florida), and Michael for about five years. Jamie found his shell on his first visit
to Sanibel Island. He had only been on the island one hour when he found the
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a Junonia, apple and lace murex, Van Hyning's cockle and a lightning whelk
at low tide at Pointe Santo. They said, "We love shelling! We have been
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Shell Museum
And Refuge Offer
Beach Walks
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum,
in collaboration with J.N. "Ding"
Darling National Wildlife
Refuge, is offering a free weekly program
designed to be fun and fascinating for the
whole family.
Participants will meet at Gulfside
City Park/Algiers Beach, Sanibel on
Thursday at 9 a.m. Refuge ranger Becky
Wolff will lead a short presentation about
marine life on Sanibel, and shell museum

volunteer Dotty DeVasure, a lifelong shell
expert, will give tips on finding and identi-
fying mollusks, and will explain how they
live, eat, reproduce and move.
During the beach walk, which lasts
about an hour, Wolff and Devasure will
be available to answer questions and help
their guests identify shells and anything
else spotted along the way. Because this
is peak sea turtle nesting season, there is
a good chance nests will be spotted dur-
ing the walks.
Call Diane Thomas at 395-2233 for
additional information.
Walks will continue on Thursdays
through August 11.
The program is free; beach parking
fees will apply.0

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Fish Caught

Two young beach walkers examine a sea
turtle replica provided by "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge

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Shell Museum volunteer Dotty Devasure,
right, identifies a shell for Beach Walk par-

Ben and Grant Tucker of Columbus, Indiana teamed up to catch this 150
pound tarpon in Boca Grande Pass in late June. The Tuckers, fishing with
Captiva Capt. Jimmy Burnsed, hooked the fish on a jig fished just off the
bottom in 50 feet of water. After a 45-minute battle during which the tarpon went
airborne four times, Ben brought the fish to the boat.
The encounter ended over 3/4 of a mile from where it began.
After a brief beach photo session, the fish was revived and swam off to provide
another angler with the memory of a lifetime.
Although he reports that his favorite fish to catch is a permit, Grant says that the
"silver king has it all" as far as a gamefish is concerned. The typical fight will include
several spectacular jumps followed by a long and dogged battle with a number of
strong runs away from the boat.
"You'll get the fish to the boat only to have it run off 100 or more feet of line at a
time when your arms and back are aching."
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Oyster Shell Recycling And How
It Helps Sanibel's Clam Bayou

Volunteers using bagged oyster shell to build an oyster reef

by Sabrina Lartz, SCCF Research Assistant
The Timbers, Lazy Flamingo I and II, Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille,
and RC Otter's Island Eats are on the cutting edge of conservation on the
islands. By collecting discarded oyster shells for SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation), they are promoting sustainable marine practices in food
sourcing and by-product reuse. Enjoy oysters on Sanibel and Captiva Islands at
these fine restaurants and you will be supporting the SCCF Marine Lab's ongoing
Clam Bayou restoration.
Five restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva Islands collected "green shell" beginning in
October 2010. This "green shell" is the end product of the oysters that patrons eat and
is normally thrown away. The shell after the oyster is shucked still has value to SCCF
because we can use it to build new oyster reefs!

Young oyster spat attached to green shell
Oyster reefs provide a critical habitat for hundreds of species, while improving water
quality (they filter small plankton, sediment and excess nutrients from the water), sta-
bilizing shorelines and reducing shoreline erosion. Adult oysters release their gametes
(eggs and sperm) into the water column where they mix and form larvae. The free-
swimming larvae grow and develop in the water column for two to three weeks while
seeking a suitable substrate to attach to, ideally other oysters. The "green" oyster shell
that is collected from the restaurants provides oyster larvae with a hard, desirable sub-
strate to attach to and grow.
Sanibel and Captiva restaurant kitchen and server staff collected shell in five-gallon
and 20-gallon containers. Shell was collected from each establishment twice per week
by marine lab staff and volunteers and it was delivered to the Gavin Site on the JN
"Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
In total, all participating restaurants collected 341 U.S. bushels (3,178 gal.) which
is enough to cover 69 m2 in 2010/2011. The oysters served at the restaurants were
mostly the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), which is native from Canada down
the east coast to South America and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
The collected shell must be quarantined at the Gavin Site for at least three months
to remove disease and tissue (mandated by the Florida Department of Agriculture).
Once the shell is ready for reef-building, it will be moved by volunteers who will assist
SCCF staff in building the oyster reefs.
Thanks to all for assisting us in our shell recycling efforts. The reefs will improve
water clarity, while providing vertical relief in the water column and habitat for a vari-
ety of species around our barrier islands.4


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Blue Crab Trap
Area Closure By
State Of Florida
The harvest of blue crabs from traps
will not be allowed from July 10
through July 19 in the waters of
Broward through Pasco counties. This
closure will give authorized groups the
opportunity to identify and retrieve lost
and abandoned blue crab traps from the
coastal and inland waters in this area.
All commercial and recreational blue
crab traps within three nautical miles
of shore and in the inland waters of
Broward County south to and around
the tip of Florida and north up the
Gulf coast through Pasco County must
be removed during the 10-day closed
The harvest of blue crabs by other
gear, such as dip nets and fold-up traps,
will still be permitted during the 10-day
closure. The closure also applies to rec-
reational harvesters who use standard
blue crab traps, unless the traps are
attached to private property.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) has
cited lost and abandoned blue crab traps
as a problem in the blue crab fishery,
because they can continue to trap crabs
and fish when they are not checked and
maintained. They can also be unsightly
in the marine environment, damage
sensitive habitats and pose navigational
hazards to boaters on the water.

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ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011 25
Lost and abandoned traps cannot
easily be distinguished from legal traps,
so they often remain in the water indefi-
nitely. The 10-day closure will enable
FWC-authorized groups to collect lost
and abandoned blue crab traps that
remain in the water during the closed
Other regional 10-day blue crab trap
closures throughout Florida will occur
at certain times during the year. For
more information regarding the FWC's
trap retrieval program, blue crab trap
closure dates, regulations and how to
participate in cleanup events, go online
to and click on
"Saltwater." You can also contact FWC's
trap-retrieval coordinator, Kyle Miller, at


Fishing * Cabbage Key
Dolphin Watching
Captains Available

Jensen's Marina
Captiva Island

"We Serve it Fresh...
Or We Don't Serve It At All!
Fish Market Open at Noon (2pm Sunday)
Restaurant Open 5-9:30 pm 7 days
703 Tarpon Bay Rd
(across from Post Office)

Bastille Day


July 13 and 14
Coquille St. Jacques
Beef Burgundy
Truffle Fries
French Wine Specials
and more...
Come join us, but don't lose your head!

26 ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011
Rare Wildlife Sighting:
Florida Black Bear On Sanibel

Black bears are native to Florida and protected under state and federal laws.
Dwindling populations in this state have caused them to be listed as threatened
under the Endangered Species Act. It is illegal to approach or harass this animal.
Sub-adult black bears are kicked out by their mothers in early summer at 1.5
years of age. Young males tend to disperse long distances from their natal areas
while young females tend to stay close to their mothers' home ranges. Bears are
most active at night and are opportunistic feeders, eating almost anything, including
grass, insects, small mammals and carrion (dead things).
Report any sightings to the Wertz at the refuge, 472-1100, ext. 231.0

Image of black bear captured by 'Ding' Darling remote camera at the Bailey Tract
On Monday, June 27, at 5:30 a.m. the JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife
Refuge remote camera captured an image of a Florida black bear on the ref-
uge. Lead Biologist Tara Wertz discovered and verified the sighting. The bear
looks to be a sub-adult black bear approximately 1.5 years old weighing 40 to 60
pounds. This bear was photographed by a motion-activated, infrared camera at the
Bailey Tract, 100-acre freshwater satellite parcel of the refuge. This poses no imme-
diate threat but residents and visitors should take precautionary measures to keep all
food and garbage secured and stored inside.


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Seashell Trivia
by Bryan Henry
The queen conch produces pink
"pearls" which are rare and valu-
able, but since they are non-nacre-
ous (lacking mother-of-pearl), they are
not true pearls. They come in a range
of colors, but pink is the most coveted.
* Although other mollusks produce
calcareous concretions, only the queen
conch produces what are known by
gemologists as conch "pearls."
* During the 1800s, the shells of
conchs were imported widely into
Europe for use in the manufacture of
porcelain, to be carved as cameos, and
for collecting as curios.
* While there are about 400 known
living species of scallops, there are an
additional 400 species classified as fos-
Shellabration 2012 will mark the
75th annual Sanibel Shell Fair and
Show. Plans are under way for an
island-wide celebration February 26
through March 4.0

Send your
editorial copy to:

Shells Found

Huge whelks found near the end of West
Gulf Drive
ummer resident from Texas
Connie "Curley" Golson found
these beauties near the end of
West Gulf Drive. "Look what I just
found! Not one but two! These are the
biggest I've found in 25 years of shell-
ing," Golson said. The Texan has a home
off of West Gulf Drive.#

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Choose any entree from our
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Presentations At CROW

Read Us Online At

Junior docent Chris Arundel and CROW volunteer Steve Shuster talk with a member from
the audience about the five w's of wildlife rescue (who, what, when, where and why)
CROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, announces the follow-
ing schedule for July Wonders of Wildlife presentations at its Healing Winds
Visitor Education Center located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road:
Monday, July 11, 10 a.m.- Armadillos & Raccoons: presented by Kyle Miller and
Dot Lee. From injury to release, learn the procedures involved in admissions, diagno-
sis, treatment and release of these special patients.
Tuesday, July 12, 11 a.m. - Sea Turtles: presented by Bev Ball. Ball will be speak-
ing about the sea turtle patients that are found in the coastal waters between Sarasota
and Miami and the reasons they are admitted to CROW.
Wednesday, July 13, 11 a.m. - Rescue: presented by Lynn Ridlehoover, Bev Ball
and Chris Arundel. Many times a rescuer provides an animal's only chance of getting
the help it needs for survival. Presentation includes interactive demonstrations and
materials used for rescue.
Thursday, July 14, 11 a.m. - Owls: presented by CROW staff and students. Learn
about the physiology and behavior of the different owl species seen at CROW.
Friday, July 15, 11 a.m. - Why Animals Come to CROW: presented by Claudia
Burns. Learn about the variety of injuries experienced by local wildlife and the chal-
lenges each injury presents.
Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. - Wildlife Eco-Tour. Join in for this two-hour naturalist
led tour by canoe or kayak through the mangroves. For more information or to make
a reservation, contact Adventures in Paradise at Port Sanibel Marina, 472-8443.
Admission to all the presentations held at CROW are free to members and children
under 12. All others are asked for a donation of $5 or $15 for a family of three or
more. Additional information can be found at or by calling 395-

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28 ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011
Musical Theater Camp To
Perform Thoroughly Modern Millie

To register for Strauss Musical Theater Camp and learn more about upcoming
BIG ARTS events, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel; call 395-0900;
email; or log on to

A Favorite Orphan Comes To
Broadway Palm Theatre This Summer

A production of Thoroughly Modern Millie
R r children 10 and older, BIG ARTS is sponsoring a musical theater summer
camp at the Herb Strauss Theater, running Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to
3 p.m., through July 29.
The camp will introduce participants to the art of musical theater performance
and provide a glimpse into the technical aspects of mounting a successful Broadway
musical. Young performers will receive instruction from trained and accomplished
theater professionals on portraying diverse characters and expressing physical and
vocal emotion on stage. Rehearsals for the final production, Thoroughly Modern
Millie, will emphasize the importance of teamwork as campers prepare for each
production's opening night.
The deadline to register for the final two-week session of camp is July 11.
Tuition is $350. Tuition assistance is available; contact BIG ARTS for an applica-
There is a minimum requirement of 10 campers for each session. Volunteer
opportunities are also available for any summer session.
Sponsors are L.A.T. Foundation and Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation.

Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre presents the
musical Annie play-
ing July 7 through August
13. The story of the lovable
orphan and her dog Sandy
has been capturing the hearts
of audience members for
As part of a publicity cam-
paign for Oliver Warbucks,
Annie and her dog Sandy
are placed in the lap of
luxury for a week. However,
Annie's stay turns out to be
much more than anyone
had bargained for as she
works her way into every-
one's hearts and learns a few
things for herself. The classic
songs include It's the Hard
Knock Life, Easy Street and
Annie will play at
Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre July 7 through
August 13. Performances
are Wednesday through
Sunday evenings with selected
matinees. Ticket prices range
from $27 to $51 with group
discounts available for parties
of 20 or more. There is a
summer special for children
18 and younger; tickets are
$18 for the buffet and the
show. Tickets are on sale and
can be reserved by calling
278-4422, by visiting www. or by
stopping by the box office at
1380 Colonial Boulevard in
Fort Myers.

Annie with her dog Sandy

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Outdoor & Indoor Dining
Pet Friendly Patio
Baked Goods
Beer & Wine
Breakfast & Lunch

We've Got Your Benny...
Choose from Traditional, Reuben, Sanibel Shrimp,
Nova Smoked Salmon, Very Veggie, or Ya-AIIl's Southern
/ :/ Eggs Benedict. Come try 'em all.
SI Reuben Benedict - toasted English muffin topped
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two poachers & hollandaise sauce.
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What Are The Children Up To

This Week At Summer Arts Camp?

Jaime Knaub, Jade Hedberg, Jack Heidrick, Amber LaBorde, and Christian Menzel
perform Irish Step Dance

ummer means a
lot of fun things
for children to
do on Sanibel, and
one of them is arts
camp. Two programs
are available at BIG
ARTS Center, both
Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3
p.m., through July
Children entering
grades kindergarten
through five in the
fall will participate
in activities including
painting, ceramics,
drama, and move-
ment. Arts and
music appreciation,
weekly projects, and
interactive stage pro-
ductions encourage
interest and wonder
in the arts.
Next week, some
campers will make
palm frond masks,
create self-portraits,
and work with clay.
For grades kinder-
garten through five,
tuition is $130 per
week. If reserving
three or more weeks,
the cost is $115 per
The fine arts


Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the
Old Captiva House, where America's most romantic
sunset meets Captiva's top-rated dining in a charming,
historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano.
Reservations: 239.472.5161 x421. Feast your eyes and your appetite. Open nightly. Public Welcome.

You've gotta see it to believe it. Hermit crabs racing
for you, and for a good cause in the world-famous, N - S
you-gotta-be-kidding-meNASCRAB Crab Races.S I rt
And the only place to see it? The Crow's Nest. - 'TWEEN WATERS INN-
Monday and Thursday, Family Show 5:30 pm, Grown-ups 9 pm.


Lisa Gould with Jason Perkins, Maria Angelino and their traced

apprentice program for middle and high school students includes fused glass, mosa-
ic, acting and improvisation, ceramics, puppet making, acrylic painting, and pho-
tography. Middle school tuition is $75 per week. Call BIG ARTS for middle school
volunteer opportunities.
Tuition assistance is available, contact BIG ARTS for an application.
BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp Sponsors are L.A.T. Foundation and Sanibel-
Captiva Kiwanis Foundation.
For more information or to register for Summer Arts Camp, or to become
a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, email info@, or log on to

C row --st

The Crow's Nest is one special place, every night of the
week. Take Tuesday's Prime Rib Special, $29.95 for Two.
Wednesday's Pasta Special, $15.95. Friday's Fish Fry Special,
$17.95. Or Sunday's BBQ Special, $17.95.
Plus music Tues-Wed Taylor Stokes, and Fri-Sat New Vinyls.


30 ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011
Preschoolers" Summer Fun At CECI
yn 11"r A _�.

Dominick Martinez at the water table
It was oodles of activity at the Children's Education Center of the Islands
last week, with five themed days of fun. On Western Day the campers ate
s'mores,and made sheriff badges. Pirate Day was a huge hit, as the little buc-
caneers made hats and dressed up like pirates. There was also Pajama Day, Sports
Day and Theater Day. Thursday and Friday were also water days at school, the kids
combated the heat of summer with sprinklers and wet fun at the playground of the
school. Even though school is out for the summer, the day campers are learning to
use their imaginations, making friends and having a ton of fun doing it. The CECI


Fresh SEAFOOD Entrees Daily
Veal, Chicken, Pasta & Pizza
H P HPresent this ad and be seated before
5:30 p.m. and we will deduct

Ee Adl Dne $250 OFF
Every Adult Dinner Entree At Matzalun.
Not valid with any other coupon. Expires 7/31/11

Cowgirl Sophia Carter
summer camp is open to the public. There are three more fun-filled weeks left.
Anyone interested should contact the school at 472-4538.0

- K Top Ten Books
- On The Island
". 1. Night Vision by Randy Wayne
S" - White
"- * i 2. A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce
* 3. Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
P 4. Room by Emma Donoghue
5. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne
6. Sanibel & Captiva by Jim George
and Jim Anderson
7. Postmistress by Sarah Blake
S 8. Living Sanibel by Charles Sobczak
9. Star Island by Carl Hiaasen
.10. Water for Elephants by Sara
S Gruen
.- Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop#
Pirates - Sydney Stevens & Lily Brown

ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011 31


Junonia - Most Original/Best Overall
RS Walsh Landscaping, Inc. & John R. Wood Island Real Estate
Runner up:

Lightning Whelk - Best Music/Performance
Sanibel Diamond Store
Runner up: Bank of the Islands

King's Crown - Most Patriotic
South Seas Island Resort
Runner up: Cip's Place

Alphabet Cone - Most Unusual
Children's Education Center of the Islands
Runner up: Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory

Coquina - Best Non-commercial (tie)
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Runner up: City of Sanibel Rec Department

Celebrity Guest
Auctioneers For
ACT Graffiti Night
he guest celebrity auctioneer at Arts
for ACT's fine art auction and gala
will be Bill Cobbs, an American film
and television actor, along with special
guest, singer Bobby Goldsboro.
Titled Graffiti Night, this is the 24th
annual Arts for ACT fundraiser benefit-
ting Abuse Counseling and Treatment,
Inc., the domestic violence, sexual assault
and human trafficking center serving Lee,
Hendry and Glades counties. Doors open
at 5:30 p.m.
Stephanie Davis, the Downtown Diva,
will welcome guest and take photos with
the "who's who" of the Fort Myers area.
More than 70 silent auction artworks
and memorabilia will be up for bid.
The live auction and hors d'oeuvres
start at 7 p.m. There are 63 pieces to
auction, including an original by Darryl
Pottorf and a piece by Pottorf and actress
Sharon Stone. Ozzy Osborne and Styx
signed guitars, a fiddle signed by the Dave
Matthews Bank, gold records, trips, jew-
elry, sports memorabilia are also among
the auction items.
Celebrity auctioneer Bill Cobbs has
starred in over 120 television programs
and movies. He was an Air Force radar
technician for eight years; he also worked
in office products at IBM and sold cars
in Cleveland. In 1970, at the age of 36,
he left for New York to seek work as an

David Acevedo limited edition posters
titled Mid-Day Serenade are available for
$25. Each poster is signed and numbered
by the artist. The 12 Artists of ACT note-
cards are available for $25 per pack or
individually for $4.
Call Jennifer Benton or Claudia
Goode at 939-2553 for more informa-

Headphone Bear

Bill Cobbs Bobby Goldsboro

actor. There he turned down a job in the
NBC sales department in order to have
time for auditions. He supported himself
by driving a cab, repairing office equip-
ment, selling toys, and performing odd
jobs. His first professional acting role
was in Ride a Black Horse at the Negro
Ensemble Company.
His first television credit was in
Vegetable Soup (1976), a New York
public television educational series, and
he made his feature film debut in The
Taking of Pelham One Two Three in
1974. In 2006, Cobbs played a sup-
porting role in Night at the Museum as
Reginald, a security guard on the verge of
Special guest Bobby Goldsboro,
recording artist and now painter, has
donated a giclee of one of his original
works, which he will auction off that

night. Florida-born, Goldsboro has per-
formed before more than two billion peo-
ple spanning a four-decade career. Bobby
hosted The Bobby Goldsboro Show on
television in the seventies, his record-
ing of Watching Scotty Grow, Little
Green Apples and With Pen in Hand
have become classics. His signature hit,
Honey, was the largest-selling record in
the world in 1968.
A self-taught artist, he began by travel-
ing throughout his home state, painting
the ever-changing Florida landscape. His
now diverse portfolio includes butterflies,
horses, ocean scenes, flowers and hum-
Tickets to this gala are $125; a
reserved table for eight is $1,200.
Tickets may be purchased at www. or by call-
ing 939-2553. All major credit cards are


Anna Anderson of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, has
computer fun with Headphone Bear in the
children's area of the Sanibel Public Library

Parade Winners



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Poetic Voices

^ For consideration,
please send typed
poems with a
short biography to
Island Sun, 1640
Periwinkle Way,
Suite 2, Sanibel,
_ FL 33957 Attn:
S/ Don Brown or send
. �a Microsoft Word
1 , *' ~ attachment to
or donbrown@alum.

selected by Don Brown
by Carol H. Ehrlich
green sheen of the lake when the sun
gets low
silence of new snow at the top of the
sparkle of stars against a midnight sky
drift of palm fronds on a lazy day
mother duck leading her babies out of
the reeds
silky slide through water in a morning
fat baby fingers exploring my face
discovery on a child's face when a
riddle makes sense
fragrance of cinnamon buns in the
connection, understanding in a friend's
flood of relief when the prognosis is

Carolyn Johns

chance to say "I love you."
Life is full of magic moments.
It Is Time
by Carol H. Ehrlich
Our wholeness stands luminous
against life's curtain of noise...
No more of transient changes
of trappings taken on, of conflicts,
of confusion, of decisions.
With each goodbye, each flower's
each easing of pain, each love
we strip away and-like a single red
or a Puccini aria in a now-empty hall-
become essence, ourselves,
whole and ready
at peace in the moment
for whatever lies ahead

A 21-year veteran of Island Writers
Group 2, Carol Ehrlich is retired from
a career in audiology-clinical, research
and administration. This poem is from
her book of poetry, Winds in My Sails,
available from and
Barnes and Noble. Her publications
include All Kinds of Love, Experiencing
Hospice with co-author C. Jaffe,
Baywood Publishing 1997 and a num-
ber of magazine and journal articles.
She says poetry is fun - it invites feel-
ings and play with language.

Neil Glaser

Library's Annual

Mini Parade

Float Contest
his past Tuesday, June 28, island
children participated in the 9th
Annual Mini-Parade Float Contest
at the Sanibel Public Library. Barb
Dunkle, Children's Librarian, hosts the
contest each year which follows the
theme of Sanibel's July 4th celebration.
This year's theme, Shellabration, proved
especially creative for the kids. The win-
ners are:
Pre-K and K
Most Creative
1st Anders Christiaan
2nd Jessica McKee
3rd Johnny Clark
Illustrates Theme the Best
1st Alexander Erickson
2nd Ben LeJeune
Best Use of Materials
1st Tony Underwood
2nd Addy Sprecher
3rd Jordan McKee
1st and 2nd Graders
Most Creative
1st Will LeJeune
2nd Talia Tumminello
3rd Gunnar Haywood-Philbert
Illustrates Theme the Best
1st Jackson Sprecher
2nd Max Vaughn
3rd Jackson McKee
Best Use of Materials
1st Riley Mann

ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011 35
2nd Nick Underwood
3rd Desiree and Dominic Maurais
3rd - 5th Graders
Most Creative
1st Meleah Thomas
2nd Marissa Thomas
Illustrates Theme the Best
1st Elizabeth Meardon
2nd Grace Kerns
3rd Caroline Tesoro
Best Use of Materials
1st Lou Vaughn
2nd McKenna Sprecher
3rd Katelyn Ryan
Best in Parade: Jackson Sprecher
Congratulations to all participants.z

Book Discusssion
to discuss
Bridge of
Sighs by I \RI
Russo, RUSSO
which is the L -
focus of the
July 27 , S,
book dis-
meeting at
the Sanibel
Library. The
meeting is free and open to the public.
The discussion will begin at 2 p.m. in
the meeting room across from the eleva-
tor, Meeting Room 4. Bunny Ospa will
be the leader for the discussion.
About the Book: Lucy (Lou C.) and
his wife are taking a trip to Italy, where
Lucy's oldest friend, a famous artist, now
lives. The exact nature of their friendship
is one of the many mysteries Lucy hopes
to untangle in the history he's writing of
his hometown and family.
Discussion of the book begins prompt-
ly at 2 p.m. The books are available and
located in the library near the reference
desk. While it is preferable to come hav-
ing read the book to be able to join in the
discussion, all are welcome. If you have
questions, call the library at 472-2483.0

Daphne Hammond

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Art Exhibits
The art league's mission is to provide encouragement, education and enrichment in
the visual arts at no cost to the community.
For art league information, write to PO Box 1192, Sanibel 33957 or go to www.

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MON. - Kids Eat Free W/Entree
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36 ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011
Around The Islands With Anne
Olde Sanibel Shoppes: Always
Something New, Different
by Anne Mitchell
T here's always something new and different at
ISuncatchers' Dream - and the latest addition is Novo
I beads.
"Novo was designed to be more than a bracelet you custom-
N ize. Novo is the diary of your life and each time you add a bead,
Ar Iyou tell another story about you," according to the company's
Suncatchers' Dream owner Daniel Moore Thompson said
he chose to carry Novo because it's an American company and
" . because its compatible with all the major bead lines.
He said he tries to carry items for his customers to collect
each time they return to Sanibel, things like the Novo beads and Christmas tree orna-
ments year-round. Buying more American-made merchandise is another goal, one
which is bringing new customers to the store.
The selection of Novo beads runs the gamut from sea life, nature, artistic, geomet-
ric and nautical. There also are lines featuring cubic zirconia and gemstones. Prices run
from $20-something to $40-something and neclaces and bangles are abour $119 and

Novo beads are now available at Suncatchers' Dream. They are compatible with all
other bead lines

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Oh My Gauze! outfits in lightweight cotton are the answer to Sanibel's summer climate.
They're available at Amy's Something Special in many sizes and colors.
$90 respectively.
Do check out the Mississippi Mud coasters for home and car. They are highly
absorbent and feature island themes.
Also, have a giggle over the magnetic clothing sets for Sarah Palin, Barack Obama,
The First Lady, Einstein, even Jesus, to stick on your fridge and swap out their out-
fits ($18). These are creations from the Unemployed Philosophers' Guild, which also
makes a line of mugs whose images change when hot liquid goes in. Examples: the
global warming mug's coastline shrinks; notable gays come out of the closet; and the
beard disappears on the Jesus Shaves mug (all around $16).
Moore has also expanded his line of lotions and soaps to include French soaps
enriched with shea butter. He also has USA-made Kobo soy candles - they last forever
- in a tin for travel (to make your hotel room smell sweet) or in a glass jar for home
Oh My Gauze! is a great collection of cool and comfortable women's clothing made
from 100 percent crinkled cotton. It's perfectly suited to the island climate and lifestyle.

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T through the
Su months, many
of us travel away
from Southwest
Florida in search
of cooler climates,
summer getaways,
and relaxation.
From Canada's
rich diamond mines to Mexico's lustrous
cultured black pearls, North America is
a surprisingly rich source of gems. The
continent's gem story begins more than
a century ago in the United States with
exciting discoveries of blue sapphire in
Montana and pink, blue, and green tour-
maline in Maine.
But nothing matched the tourmaline
rush after the gem was discovered near
San Diego in 1872. A single California
mine produced six tons of pink tourma-
line in 1904 alone. The last empress
of China loved tourmaline so much she
was buried with her head resting on a
California tourmaline pillow.
The United States is still an important
gem producing country, although most
mines today are small family operations.
Maine and California still mine tourma-

line, although not as much as a century
ago. Montana provides sapphires and
San Carlos Reservation in Arizona is the
world's most important source for peridot.
Apache miners collect most of the green
gems by hand.
Turquoise from the U.S. southwest is
among the world's finest. It is mined in
significant quantities and is in demand
from all over the world. The only known
source of delicate translucent Purple Sage
Chalcedony is in the United States, in
the high desert of Nevada. Arizona also
produces small quantities of anthill garnet:
small but firey red gems that can some-
times be found in the anthills that dot the
Arizona desert.
North and South of the borders of the
U.S., Canada and Mexico have come into
their own as gem producers. Canada is
now home to one of the world's major
diamond mines: a deposit in Yellowknife,
which opened a few years ago, is produc-
ing diamonds of spectacular quality.
continued on page 43


You can wear it for the beach or add high heeled-sandals and
some bold jewelry and take it out on the town.
The only store on Sanibel that carries Oh My Gauze! is Amy's
Something Special. It's a perennial favorite with visitors and resi-
dents, says Amy Horton, owner, who wears it herself. The pieces
are very forgiving in the way they're styled and cut and they have
an understated Bohemian look that can be played up with volu-
minous pants or down with skinny jeans. Many of the styles are
asymetrical and layered and the colors range from white and cream
to cobalt blue, aqua, lime green and pink. There are tops, tunics,
dresses, wraps and pants up to size 18.
Amy's Something Special has lots of colorful, casual bags, jew-
elry to jazz up any outfit, sandals and home decor and gift items,
and adorable girls' dresses hand-made in Bali and Hawaii. The most Put Sarah Palin
popular dress is in colorful patched fabric and has a heart cut-out in (or Barack
the bodice at the back. Obama) on
Ladies, listen up. If you want to see what's probably the largest your refrigerator
selection of purses and bags on the islands, stop by JB Designs. and dress her in
The bags are displayed by hue along with toning accessories, and various outfits,
there's jewelry in every shape and color, available at
This is a large store and there's lots to see, including carved mer- Suncatchers'
maids, turtles and fish from Bali and the Philippines and all kinds Dream, $18
of home accessories from embellished pillows to everlasting flower
arrangements and plants, to framed prints and ornate mirrors.
All the stores featured are in the Olde Sanibel Shoppes on Tarpon Bay Road,
Sanibel, where you will also find the popular Over Easy Cafe, Island Paws and
Sanibel Art & Frame.
Traders Store & Cafe, 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, features Chris Workman
at the piano on Wednesdays and Sundays from 7 to 10 p.m. Danny Morgan &
Friends play Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Phone 472-7242.
Gene Federico is playing at Courtney's on Sanibel on Thursdays and Fridays,
7 to 10 p.m. and on Sundays at the tiki bar from 2 to 5 p.m. Courtney's is at 1231
Middle Gulf Drive, phone 472-4646.
The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. Here's the line-up:
Friday and Saturday, The Captiva Band playing classic rock, jazz and R&B; Sunday,
Jamaica "Dave" & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music
and dance; Tuesday, Steve "Scooter" Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music
and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday,
2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way,

phone 472-1771.
George &
Wendy's Corner
Grill has live music
on Friday and
Saturday from 7
to 11 p.m. The
Corner Grill is
at the corner of
Periwinkle Way and
Tarpon Bay Road,
Sanibel, phone
The Island
Cow on Periwinkle
Way, has live
from 6 to 9:30
p.m. nightly. The
line-up: Monday, JB Designs sells home d6cor items including carvings from Bali and
Dan Confrey; the Philippines
Tuesday, Jeff Key;
Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg Watts; Saturday,
Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 472-0606.
The Stone Crab - A Shrimp & Seafood House features Danny Morgan and
Friends on Wednesdays and Fridays and Buckeye Ken Saturdays. Live entertainment is
from 8 to 11 p.m. The Stone Crab is at 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-
RC Otter's, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining
inside and outside, phone 395-1142.
The Crow's Nest at 'Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment nightly
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and Tuesday and Wednesday. Crab
Races are on Mondays and Thursdays with a family show at 5:30 p.m. and an adult
show at 9 p.m.
Keylime Bistro on Captiva features live entertainment seven days and nights a
week, phone 395-4000.
The Mucky Duck has live entertainment Monday through Saturday nights on the
patio. The restaurant is at 11546 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva.
Restaurant managers and artists, please update or change your listings by
mailing or calling Anne Mitchell at 395-1213.0

Rock With Lily At
Birthday Picnic
L ily the Labradoodle is throwing a
birthday party on Saturday, July
16 and the entire island is invited.
The family-style picnic marks Lily &
Co. Jewelry Gallery's 5th birthday. And
as most people know, Lily is the official
spokes-dog, model and mascot for the
Lily Rocks! is the theme of the party,
which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be a pig roast by Bailey's
General Store, "haute" dogs and burgers
as well as sno-cones and ice cream.
Deb & The Dynamics will play music
for dancing on an outdoor dance floor.
Other activities will include a dunk tank
and bounce house. There will be a fire
truck for the children to climb on and
explore with fire department personnel.
Billy's Bikes will be offering Segway rides
The dunk tank will feature island
celebs, including Richard Johnson, owner
of Bailey's, Billy Kirkland of Billy's Bikes,
and Ric Base, Chamber of Commerce
executive director.
A Comfort Cruiser donated by Billy's
Bikes will be raffled. Buy advance tick-
ets for the raffle and receive a free Lily
Rocks! T-shirt. Other raffle prizes include
jewelry, giftware and artwork from Lily's.
Tickets are $1 each and six for $5, avail-
able at Lily's, 520 Tarpon Bay Road,
Sanibel, phone 472-2888, and Billy's
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My Stars ***
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You dis-
like waiting for promises to be fulfilled and for
commitments to be kept, but resist your head-
strong tendency to push things along. Your
patience will be rewarded.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect
continuing opposition to your plans from die-
hard detractors. However, your determination
to see things through will carry the day. A
Pisces has romantic ideas.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might
be too close to a troublesome workplace situ-
ation to deal with it successfully. Step away
in order to get a better perspective. A solution
soon becomes obvious.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might
suspect that someone you trust has misled you
on an important matter, but a more balanced
view of things reveals a misunderstanding to
be the culprit.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat's
animal magnetism has rarely been stronger.
You can either just bask in all that admiration
or use it to your advantage, especially in the
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Someone who previously balked at cooper-
ating with you on a project suddenly has a

change of heart. Accept both help and advice
with grace.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Some hazy issues still need to be cleared up
before you can move on with your new plans.
A friend from the past reaches out to re-estab-
lish old ties.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Continued positive fall-out follows that risky
workplace decision you made some time ago.
Your payoff will soon prove to be more sub-
stantial than you expected.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) A personal relationship contin-
ues to be affected by a recent unexpected turn
of events. Things need to work themselves out
without finger-pointing.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) It's a wonderful week for all you capri-
cious Goats to kick up your heels with friends
or family members in some well-earned fun
and frivolity.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Caution is advised before making a financial
commitment to someone you don't really
know. There are better ways to build friend-
ships than with risky fiscal dealings.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Travel
plans continue to be favored. A change of
scenery brings new opportunities, both person-
ally and professionally. Be open to the pos-

BORN THIS WEEK: You have a strong
sense of loyalty that shows itself best in your
relationships with family and friends.

* On July 16, 1863, the draft riots enter
their fourth day in New York City in response
to the Enrollment Act. Although avoiding
military service became much more difficult,
wealthier citizens could still pay a commuta-
tion fee of $300 to remain at home.
* On July 11, 1899, E.B. White, the author
of the popular children's novels "Charlotte's
Web," "Stuart Little" and "The Trumpet of the
Swan," is bom in Mount Vernon, N.Y White
also updated and expanded "The Elements of
Style," an English usage guide that remains a
standard text for many students.
* On July 15, 1903, the newly formed Ford
Motor Company takes its first order, from
Chicago dentist Ernst Pfenning. The $850 two-
cylinder Model A automobile with a tonneau
(or backseat) was produced at Ford's plant on
Mack Street (now Mack Avenue) in Detroit,
and delivered to Dr. Pfenning just over a week
* On July 12, 1957, Dwight Eisenhower
becomes the first president to ride in a heli-
copter, a Bell UH-13-J Sioux. Eisenhower
suggested the idea to the Secret Service, which
saw it as safer and more efficient than the tra-

ditional limousine motorcade.
* On July 14, 1968, Atlanta Braves slug-
ger Henry "Hank" Aaron hits the 500th home
run of his career in a 4-2 win over the San
Francisco Giants. Aaron hit a three-run shot
in the third inning off Giants' pitcher Mike
McCormick to become the seventh player in
baseball history to hit 500 homers.
* On July 17, 1975, as part of a mission
aimed at developing space rescue capability,
the U.S. spacecraft Apollo 18 and the Soviet
spacecraft Soyuz 19 rendezvous and dock
in space. During the 44-hour Apollo-Soyuz
embrace, the astronauts and cosmonauts con-
ducted experiments, shared meals and held a
joint news conference.
* On July 13, 1985, at Wembley Stadium
in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana
officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock
concert organized to raise money for the relief
of famine-stricken Africans. The 16-hour
"superconcert" was globally linked by satellite
to more than a billion viewers in 110 nations.

* It was prolific British author G.K.
Chesterton who made the following sage
observation: "An adventure is only an incon-
venience rightly considered. An inconvenience
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Records, the world's longest place name
belongs to a hill in New Zealand, which is
known as Taumatawhakatangihangak oau-
auotamateaturipukaka pikimaungahoronuku-
pokaiwhe nua kitanatahu. When translated
from Maori, the language of the native people,
the name reads "place where Tamatea, the
man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and
swallowed mountains, known as land-eater,
played his flute to his loved one."
* If you're planning a vacation to the
Four Comers area of the American West, you
might want to consider staying at a bed-and-
breakfast just north of Farmington, N.M. One
of the most unusual lodgings in the country,
Kokopelli's Cave Bed and Breakfast is, as
the name suggests, in a cave. Described as a
"luxury cliff dwelling," the cave is reached via
a footpath from the top of a mesa.
* The poison produced by the golden
poison dart frog, found in the rainforests of
Colombia, is so toxic that one-third of an
ounce is enough to kill 100,000 people.
* In a traditional Hungarian wedding, the
bride is supposed to ensure the health of her
future children by smashing an egg. How the
smashing of an egg is supposed to accomplish
this feat is unclear.
* You might be surprised to learn that when
you snap, the sound isn't produced when the
tip of your finger hits the tip of your thumb.
The sound actually occurs when the tip of your
finger makes contact with the base of your

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Rec Center After-
School Program
registration for the 2011-2012
Sanibel Recreation Center
After-School Program opened
on Friday, July 1. Register online at or at the Sanibel
Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel
Captiva Road.
The after-school program runs
Monday through Friday from 2:15 to
5 p.m. throughout the school year. It is
available for children ages kindergarten
through sixth grade.
Every child registered in the after-
school program will receive a one-year
complimentary membership to the rec-
reation center. This membership can be
upgraded to a family membership for an
additional $50.
The after-school registration fee is
$530 per child for members and $633
per child for non-members.
The trimester payments option will
be offered again this year. Individual ses-
sion purchases will also be available as
a new payment option for after-school
Session fees will be $176 per child
per member and $211 per child per
Sessions will require re-enrollment
during each designated trimester and
must be pre-purchased prior to the start
of each session.
Sessions will be available for fall, win-
ter or spring as follows:

* Fall Session:
August 8 to November 4
* Winter Session:
November 7 to February 17
* Spring Session:
February 20 to May 24
A supervised seventh and eighth
grade program is also available Monday
through Friday from 2:15 to 5 p.m.
throughout the school year with the
purchase of a recreation center mem-
Financial assistance is available to
families of program participants based
on individual need. For more informa-
tion, call the Sanibel Recreation Center
at 472-0345.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is
located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual
memberships are available. For more
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Life Could Be Dull Without
Professional Football And B(
by Ed Frank
Have you ever thought about taking up knitting or wood
might consider joining a bowling league? Or better yet,
to play a musical instrument?
As nutty as these ideas many seem, the fact is that in the m
be facing a real emotional letdown with two of our four major
football and basketball - in a shutdown mode with cancellation
a growing possibility.
Yes, it could be a long fall and winter without the NFL and
First to the NFL which has passed the 100 day mark since
current lockout. The start of regular training camp is just a few
first preseason opening Hall of Fame game between the Chica
Louis Rams is scheduled for August 7.
Many observers believe a settlement will be reached soon in
that must be resolved, namely revenue distribution, rookie corn
cy and other lesser elements.
The NFL is a $9 billion business and the most profitable of
sports. And there has been movement of late to reach a new c
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The two sides recessed over the long July 4 weekend and were scheduled to
resume negotiations this week.
basketballl The revenue sharing dilemma appears to be the major roadblock to settlement.
Those closest to the bargaining feel the other issues will fall into place once revenue
sharing - the division between players and owners - is resolved.
In the interim, players have been getting into shape by participating in informal
working? Perhaps you workouts for several weeks.
how about learning The growing popularity of the NFL would plunge if the upcoming season is
delayed or cancelled. The best bet is a new collective bargaining agreement will be
monthss ahead you may signed by the end of July or even sooner.
professional sports - The picture involving the NBA is far different and a long work stoppage appears
of their next seasons in the offing.
The basketball lockout began June 30 and Commissioner David Stern set the
the NBA. tone when he announced that 22 of the league's 30 teams are unprofitable and
the owners began the that the league lost $300 million last season.
weeks away and the This, according to Stern, was despite a record $4.3 billion in revenue and record
go Bears and the St. TV ratings.
The recently-expired agreement gave the players 57 per cent of the revenue - a
the thorny issues percentage that the league wants to cut sharply.
pensation, free agen- The NBA lockout is the first since 1998-99, which shortened the season to 50
games. It halts the signing of free agents and all team activities such as the start of
the four major the summer league.
collectivee bargaining Don't look for the basketball lockout to end soon. And you might remember that
ers. the current contract ends December 11.
If we're without football and basketball in the coming months, you had better
find something else to fill your days. Is your library card current?
aic NM 1Miracle Begin Long Road Trip
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with a 5-6 record in the season's second half and a fifth place standing in the
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"* * r S sometimes we
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on the golf course
where we want to
intentionally curve
our next shot. This
may be out of
necessity to avoid
an obstacle, like a tree, or it may be to
avoid a hazard, like water. The goal is to
have the shot move the way we want to
move. Here is a simple technique to try
the next time you are here at The Dunes
hitting practice balls:
1. Set your feet to be aimed where
you want the ball to start flying (if we
want the shot to start right and curve left
this should be well right of the target and
vice versa for a left-to-right shot).
2. Set your clubface to be aimed
where you want your ball to finish
(on the right-to-left shot this will look
extremely closed to the line of your feet;
on the left-to-right shot it will look quite
3. Use your normal swing along the
line of your feet and the ball will start fly-
ing where your feet are aimed and curve
back towards the target!

Advice: If you are hitting a right-to-left
shot you may not need as much club as
normal for the distance, and for the left-
to-right shot you may need more club
than normal for the distance of the shot.

With just a little practice, this tech-
nique will have you in control of your
golf ball and playing like the pro's in no

1. Willie Mays and Barry Bonds are two of the four major-league players to have at least
400 home runs and 300 stolen bases. Who are the other two?
2. Nammethe last time a pitcher struck out 300-plus batters in a season.
3. Who was the last defensive tackle selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft?
4. How many times has Duke's men's basketball team won at least 30 games in a season
under coach Mike Krzyzewski?
5. Which team was the first in NHL history to have back-to-back 100-point seasons?
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ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011 41

Yard Sale To

Benefit Luther

Vandross Legg

Luther Vandross Legg

Souther, who is a very special dog,
has become very ill. Per the vet-
erinarian's order, Luther needs
ongoing medication but his Mom can't
afford it.
Please come to our Yard Sale for
Luther's Sake on Saturday, July 9 from 8
a.m. to noon, 2301 Periwinkle Way # 5,
Sanibel (Casa Mariposa).O


Sanibel Arms H-2

SanibelArms D-6 557N. Yachtsman

Pine Cove 1A

......AM -

* 1 BR/1 BA ground floor furnished unit.
* Beautifully redone & nicely decorated.
* Only steps to pool, beach & clubhouse.
* On-site Mgmt. Boat dockage available.
* Wonderful Island get-a-way! Short Sale.

* Beautifully updated & nicely furnished.
* 1 BR/1 BA on beach side of complex.
* Only steps to pool, beach & clubhouse.
* Weekly rentals w/on-site Management.
* Boat dockage available. Short Sale.

673 East Rocks


Chuck Bergstrom

* Gorgeous 3 BR/2 BA lake front home.
* Enjoy beautiful water views and sunsets.
* Large great room with vaulted ceilings.
* Nicely furnished. Large enclosed pool.
* Great location.. .walk to the beach.

* 3 BR/3 BA w/den in private community.
* Beautifully furnished two story home.
* Lg master suite with sitting area/fireplace.
* Open porches, lanai & covered parking.
* Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina...

Sandalfoot 3D1

* Bright & beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA.
* Ground floor corner unit. Gulf/pool view.
* New tile, remodeled kitchen/bathrooms.
* Weekly rentals with on-site Management.
* Pool, tennis court, grills, on-site laundry...

* 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit.
* Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile.
* Light & bright w/amazing water views.
* Screened lanai. Great weekly rentals!
* Under building parking and storage.

Tennis Place C-35

* 2 BR/1 12 BA clean & fully equipped unit.
* Overlooks direct access salt water canal.
* Beautifully landscaped. Weekly rentals.
* Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat.
* Boat dockage available to owners.

Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck!


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2400 Palm Ridge Rd.
Sanibel, FL
(239) 472-2311
After Hours
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42 ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011
Will Power

Renting Your Home From Your Kids
by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified
Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA

A. estate plan-
S' A ning tech-
nique that is used
to transfer residenc-
es from one gen-
eration to the next
while at the same
time minimizing
the consumption of
your gift and estate tax exemptions is to
use a Qualified Personal Residence Trust
(QPRT). But when the QPRT expires
and the residence is transferred to the
children, you need to be careful or this
estate planning strategy may fail.
Allow me first to review how a QPRT
works. Assume you own a Sanibel resi-
dence that is currently worth $750,000
and that you are 72 years old. You want
to transfer the residence to your chil-
dren without consuming $750,000 of
your gift tax exemption. So you create
a QPRT where you retain the right to
live in the residence for a period of your
choosing and then at the end of the
term of the QPRT the home is trans-
ferred to your children.
Because you retain the right to reside
in the residence for a period of seven
years, the gift you are making to your
children is a "remainder interest" in the
home seven years from now. So the

value of the gift is the future interest of
this $750,000 asset seven years from
now. The value is an actuarial deter-
mination based upon your age, current
interest rates and the value of the resi-
dence transferred.
In my example a $750,000 resi-
dence put into a seven-year QPRT by
a 72-year-old under current interest
rates results in a gift of approximately
$468,000 (as opposed to a $750,000
The longer the period of time you
choose to retain the right to reside in
the residence, the lower the amount of
the gift. If the children have to wait 10
years until the residence becomes theirs,
the actuarial value of the gift is only
$356,000. So it makes sense to stretch
out the term of the QPRT as long as
you feel is necessary and reasonable.
But here's the rub - you have to sur-
vive the term of the QPRT for the tax
savings to be realized. So the longer the
QPRT term you establish - the greater
risk that you have in not surviving the
Here's another problem that a lot of
people who have done QPRTs run into
- and that's the fact that the children
own the residence at the end of the
term. If you continue to reside in the
home as if nothing happened, then the

IRS will disregard the QPRT when you
die. The residence will still be included
in your estate for estate tax purposes.
You can still use the residence - but
you must rent it. And you can't rent
it for a dollar or some other nominal
amount. You must pay fair market value
for the time that you spend in the resi-
dence. The IRS has successfully defeated
QPRTs where, even for a short period
after the termination of the QPRT, the
parents did not rent the property from
the children for fair value.
This becomes an even stickier issue
when you are dealing with Florida
homestead residences. So long as the
residence is in the QPRT for its term, it
should continue to qualify for the Save
Our Homes property tax assessment
caps and for the homestead exemptions.
But once the QPRT terminates and the
home is distributed to the children, it
loses that status, unless the lease that
the parents entered into meets certain
statutory criteria. So if you own a home-
stead residence that is in a QPRT you
might want to discuss what strategies
you might want to employ to maintain
the beneficial property tax treatment.
Another issue that may arise is if
one of the QPRT beneficiaries becomes
incapacitated, dies or has creditor prob-
lems that may cloud the title to the
property. Here, many of those issues
can be avoided by naming a trust as the
beneficiary to the QPRT rather than
the children individually. This strategy,
however, must be thought out and
implemented at the inception of the

QPRT since these instruments are all
If you have a residence in a QPRT,
it would make sense to discuss these
issues with your attorney prior to the
termination of the trust.
�2011 Craig R. Hersch. Learn
more at

Realtors Attend

June Meeting
M ore than 80 realtors and affili-
ate members of the Sanibel &
Captiva Islands Association of
REALTORS attended their monthly
membership meeting at the association
office June 23.
Association President Judie Anderson
conducted the business meeting, and
affiliate member The Damex Corporation
sponsored it.
During the meeting, Anderson report-
ed on national, state and local association
business, and she presented Art Corace,
RE/MAX of the Islands, with an RPAC
award. Committee reports were given
by Cathy Gerasin, communications and
public relations chair and Art Corace,
MLS and Internet chair. Members Fred
Newman, Royal Shell Real Estate, and
Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane, Dorado
Property Management, made general
Following the general membership
meeting, Diane Stocks led the MLS

Florida Residency

And Estate Plann

* What are the advantages to
Florida Residency?
* Is my will and trust from up North
still valid?

* Why do I need to update my legal
documents to Florida law?

* How do I avoid probate?

* Can I save taxes by declaring
Florida Residency?

* What do I need to know about
Florida homestead laws? "- l

Attorneys at Law
Since 1924

i sp 'I''

* .:i

Craig R. Hersch
Board Certified
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Attorney; CPA
Will PowerAuthor

9100 College Pointe Ct. * Fort Myers, FL 33919 * 239-334-1141


Property Management


Sanibel Promenade
695 Tarpon Bay Road
740 & 1,480 sq. ft.

School House
15951 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers
1,350 & 4,745 sq. ft.

Annex at Sunset Plaza
10801 Sunset Plaza Cir.
Fort Myers
1,802 sq. ft.


Olde Sanibel Shoppes
630 Tarpon Bay Road
800 sq. ft.

The Village Shops
2340 Periwinkle Way
762 sq. ft.


Parmount Building
7290 College Pkwy.
Fort Myers
1,204 sq. ft.
1st fl. Off lobby.


Town Center
2496 Palm Ridge Road
Unit - C, 1,000 sq. ft.

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ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011 43

Memories Of
Sanibel As A Boy
by Di Saggau
S' ver wonder
What Sanibel
S d J was like for
J 4 a young boy about
' d 40 years ago?
S You'll have a
lot of questions
answered by reading
Island Boy, A Little
Sanibel, by Johnny
Rocco. That's his
pen name; you may know him as Johnny
Costanzo, who opened Johnny's Pizza
17 years ago on Palm Ridge Road. He
sold it two years ago and it's now called
Island Pizza.
Johnny wrote the book for family and
friends, especially his two boys .
He said, "I wanted them to know what
it was like for their dad growing up on
Sanibel, memories that I had about those
days, so I wrote them down to share with
The book is dedicated to his sons
Augustus and Rocco. It's a delightful read
and is broken up into numerous chapters
with lots of photos to accompany them.
He talks about burying a time capsule
with a friend when he was at Sanibel
School. He's sure it's still there some-
Young Costanzo experienced a lot of
what most boys do growing up, but he
did it on the beautiful island of Sanibel,
and they involved bobcats, sharks, gators,
and Indigo snakes, to mention just a
few. He wouldn't trade his memories for
anything. Who could forget putting a
two-foot 'gator in the post office mailbox,
playing frisbee and football near Bailey's
store or doing wheelies on the grounds
where Beachview now stands.
Throughout the book there is a strong
feeling for family and for Sanibel as it
used to be and as it is now. Costanzo
hopes readers will get a sense of the
old Sanibel through his book. His friend

Beth Warner helped him put the finished
product together. She said, "I think that
Johnny's voice as the island boy he is and
will always be remains loud and clear."
Island Boy, A Little Sanibel retails
for $16.95 and is available at Bailey's
General Store, MacIntosh Books, She
Sells Sea Shells, Sanibel Island Bookshop
and other locations.

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Top floor Ibis at The WOW! End
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views overlooking area. Pure si
the 9th hole tee, 17th capturing the
green and lake. 10 not only theL
ft ceilings, cherry hardwood floors, professionally but also the
decorated with beautiful Tommy Bahama furnishings, views of San
Murphy bed and window coverings. Master bath Harbour Res
features include a skylight and marble floors. Pool is granite coun
conveniently located a few steps from the elevator. Other feature
Single car private garage with additional guest sun shutters
parking in front of building. Sanctuary membership is dryer. Social
available but not required. Yacht Club. I
Offered for $475,000. Contact Bob Berning visiting to ab
239/699/9597 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357 Sea". Offered
Stewart 239

Coco Bay
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2,153 sq. ft. home in Coco Bay. Huge outdoor lanai and pool
area allows you to make the most of the Southwest Florida lifestyle. Open floor
plan featuring tropical design.
Great private community close to Sanibel & Fort Myers Beach. Kitchen features
granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets and a wine cooler.
Off-Season reciprocal with Kelly Greens grants owner use of golf course and
dining facilities.
Offered for $419,500. Contact Bob Berning
239-699-9597 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357.

Sanibel HarbourYacht Club Dockaminium Va
Great for Go Fast boat. Na|
Direct access to Gulf of c loc
Mexico. 5 Star concierge 1 of c
service. Gas at cost. Boats Bai
are cleaned and engines Nai
flushed after every use. Bai
Unlimited launching for
owner. Fabulous restaurant and deli. New enhancements Co
being discussed by our design committee. Tiki Hut, beach 239
area, fish cleaning station. Catering available. Offered for
$74,900 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420

Jnit with
he dining
ilk breezes - -
e aura of
;ort. Recently remodeled kitchen with
ters, stainless steel sink tiled floor.
es include, tray ceilings, tiled lanai,
, and oversized affinity washer and
Membership to Sanibel Harbour
This sun splashed home is worth
sorb the portrait of "Paradise by the
d for $369,900. Contact Marianne

cant Residential Building Lots
ples -Royal Palm Golf Estates home site
ated on water/golf course at beginning
nk Owned. Offered for $34,900
ples-Pine Ridge Over 1 acre building site.
nk Owned. Offered for $289,900

ntact Kelly or Steven Palmer
1/634-7629 or 239/707-7293

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44 ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011

McGlynn Retires

Bobbie McGlynn

Bobbie McGlynn, long-term resi-
dent and community volunteer, is
retiring from her position as office
manager of the local Decorating Den
Interiors business at Sanibel Promenade.
Cliff Welles, co-owner of the interior
design firm, announced her retire-
ment last week. "Bobbie has been a
good friend, strong office manager,
and local representative of Decorating
Den for almost 20 years, first with
original owner, Carol Gagnon, and
most recently with our firm. As Florida

regional directors for Decorating Den,
we've known, worked with, and appre-
ciated Bobbie since the early 1990s.
Our entire team can only wish her and
Jack the very best as they continue to
be active residents and friends of the
Decorating Den co-owner Judy
Underwood said, "Bobbie has been a
big part of the success of Decorating
Den on Sanibel. She will be missed, and
we wish her only the best in her retire-
McGlynn will maintain her island
residence, continue to work with chari-
ties and organizations improving our
lifestyle, and will, of course, work on her

Dean's List
Taryn Samet of Sanibel was
named to the spring term dean's
list at Choate Rosemary Hall in
Wallingford, Connecticut. Samet is the
daughter of Michael G. Samet and Elissa
G. Karasin-Samet of Sanibel. Choate
Rosemary Hall is an independent sec-
ondary school enrolling 850 boarding
and day students from 40 states and 45

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Barbara Travis, at left, celebrates with her manager, Kathy Totterdale
arbara Travis, assistant manager at Bank of America on Periwinkle Way,
retired June 29 after more than 33 years of service with the bank, 11 of
which were at the Sanibel branch.
"I've met a lot of nice customers and friends and it's been a real pleasure working
out here on Sanibel," Travis said. She plans to "learn how to do something besides
work" once she retires. "I've been working all my life, so it will be nice to be able to
take my time. I'll figure out what I want to do," she said. "I know I want to start an
exercise program to get healthier."
Travis lives in south Fort Myers but said it's been worth the commute to come to
Sanibel every day because it's such a beautiful place and the people are so nice.�

A very special home on Sanibel Island

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Relax. Finding your next home

is just a click away.


.3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
* Great Boating Access & Canal Views
*Meticulous, Fresh and Updated
*Manatee Shaped Pool with Privacy
*$1,150,000 MLS 2110721
* Jane Reader Weaver or Cathy Rosario, 239.464.2249

.2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
*Over 1,700 S.F. of Living Space
*South Seas Island Resort
*Offered Fully Furnished
*$1,145,000 MLS 2110272
*Jane Reader Weaver or Cathy Rosario, 239.464.2249

* Bayfront at South Seas
* Large 3 Bedroom, Island Casual
* Steps to Beach and Captiva Village
*Vacation Rental or Personal Getaway
*$629,500 MLS 2100718
* Fred Newman or Vicki Panico, 239.826.2704

* Bayside Villa, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths
* Sparkling Pool & Spa
* Complimentary Full Resort Membership
* Located in South Seas Island Resort
*$345,000 MLS 2110720
* John and Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500

* 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
* Updated Unit at Sundial Resort
* Grosses $40K
* Turnkey with Resort Amenities
*$339,000 MLS 2900975
* Sarah Ashton, 239.691.4915

*3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
* South Facing with Long Fairway Views
* Short Walk to Beach
* Large, Private, Caged Pool
*$789,000 MLS 2100915
* Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

*3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Private Lot
*Wraparound Porches, Circe Driveway
* Deeded Beach Access
* Hard Pine Floors, Fireplace & More
*$1,195,000 MLS 2110552
* Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

*Vacant Lot with Preserve Views
* Short Walkto Beach
* Design Plan for Home up to 2,400 S.F.
* 2,700 S.F. of Available Developing Area
*$295,000 MLS 2110676
* Sarah Ashton, 239.691.4915

* 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
*Ground Level Condo
* Remodeled Kitchen & Baths
* Close to Pool & Clubhouse
*$450,000 MLS 2101271
* Sally Davies, 239.691.3319

*2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
* Fully Furnished on Beach
* Close to All Amenities
* Beautifully Updated Throughout
*$575,000 MLS 2701227
* Sally Davies, 239.691.3319

*5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths
* Unparalleled Gulf Views
* New Lawn Areas and Landscaping
*Wraparound Lanais and Beautiful Pool
*$3,900,000 MLS 2110707
*Jane Reader Weaver or Cathy Rosario, 239.464.2249

*2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
* Fantastic Rental Condo Complex
* Ground Floor Walk-Out
*Vacation Rental or Investment
*$599,900 MLS 2110090
* Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

* 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Corner Haven
* Dockage with Gulf Access
* Near Beach in Captiva's Village
*Wide Open Views of Pine Island Sound
*$649,000 MLS 2900694
* John & Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500

*1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Furnished
* Direct Beach Front
* South Seas Island Resort
* Island Getaway & Rental Income
*$429,000 MLS 2701218
*Jim Branyon, 239.565.3233

*A Unique and Spectacular Home Site
*Almost 360 Degree Views
* Boat Lift/Dock with Gulf Access
*Adjoining Deep Water Canal
*$1,495,000 MLS 2900909
* Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984

* 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -Furnished
* Excellent Views of Gulf
* Gulf & Pool Views
*Great Income Producer
*$579,000 MLS 2100448
* Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984



46 ISLAND SUN - JULY 8, 2011

In A/C, Bigger
Doesn't Always
Mean Better
d. ^ by Bryan Hayes
Tow big is
too big?
il 1IWell when it
comes to A/C sys-
tems bigger doesn't
always mean better.
.,i 01 The question of
size is critical when
installing an air
conditioning sys-
tem. The idea that
bigger is better can create a tremendous
amount of problems. One might think
that a bigger system will cool faster and
save on electric bills. While this may be
true, there are problems associated with
installing improperly sized equipment.
Yes, a larger system will cool your
home faster, but this is not a good thing.
What?! You might think that I'm mad.
Who wouldn't want a system that cools
faster and saves money on their electric
bills? So, here is why.
Let's start with a question: Have you
ever been in a place that is cool but still
feels clammy or humid? I'll answer the
question for you since you obviously
aren't here right now. "Why yes, Bryan,
I have been in a place that felt cool, but
the air was still clammy." I'll take it from
here. Restaurants are well known for this.
Let's say you went into one for the early

bird special, you walk in and it's freezing
in there. The reason for this is that the
restaurant's A/C system was sized for
worst-case scenarios (when it's the most
crowded) and this can be a problem.
Air conditioning systems need to be
sized to accommodate a large number of
people, but the early bird special crowd
might be much smaller than the crowd at
7 p.m. So, the restaurant's management
turns the system way down to prepare
for the evening crowd and to reduce the
humidity level. In order to drop the level
of humidity, the temperature needs to
come way down.
A comfort system has two jobs to
perform in order for the occupants to be
comfortable. The system needs to reduce
temperature and then reduce humidity.
The temperature part is the easy one.
The humidity part is where we run into
problems, especially when it comes to
oversizing the equipment. Humidity con-
trol is achieved through what is known
as air exchanges. This is the number of
times the air in a conditioned space goes
through the system in a given amount
of time. Lack of sufficient air exchanges
will equal a humidity problem, and this is
where we get back to the oversizing part.
If we have a system that is too large, the
temperature in the conditioned space will
come down too fast. This will prevent
the cold air from being passed through
enough air exchanges and enough times
so the humidity in the room will rise.
Let's go back to the restaurant now
where the management is running
that system longer to increase the air
exchanges and you need a sweater while

you wait for that $6.99 grouper sandwich
that's on special. Bon appetit!
Thanks for reading,
Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air condi-
tioning contractor He also owns, with
his brother Todd, an electrical busi-
ness on Sanibel. He can be reached at 4
Insurance Tip
Citizens Repeats
by Marge Meek
She re-
program that
Citizens stopped
at the beginning of
the year is in full
swing again. This
program sends a
Citizens contracted
inspector to your
house to verify
mitigation credits, often increasing
your wind premium. A few customers
recently called to say that they had gone
through the re-inspection by Citizens
and yet they have now received another
call asking for a re-inspection on that
re-inspection. It seems that the re-
inspection companies aren't sure their
inspectors are accurate, so they are
attempting to send another inspector to
verify their work.
So, after insurers paid to have the
original inspection to get Citizens wind

insurance, Citizens decided that there
were too many errors or the current
mitigation form hadn't been used, so
they contracted companies to re-inspect
the mitigation items. Now these con-
tracted inspection companies are re-
inspecting their work. As one customer
said, "Enough is enough." To get an
answer on whether or not a customer
has to allow this third inspection, I
contacted my senior underwriter who
answered promptly. No, you do not
have to allow this re-inspection of the
Citizens generated re-inspection. You
can refuse and it will not affect your
Citizens wind policy.
Just for clarification, you will need
to allow the original Citizens mitigation
form re-inspection. You do not have
to accept a re-inspection of that re-
As noted in other articles, you are
the first line of defense against changes
to your mitigation form. The best place
to stop the discrepancies, or at least
understand them, is when the original
re-inspection takes place. Have your
mitigation form with you and have the
re-inspector tell you where there is a
difference. If the results are unfavorable,
work with your agent in determining if
there are ways to get maximum wind
Marge Meek is a local Sanibel-
Captiva insurance agent, who can be
reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance.


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by Cindy Malszycki
t's a common
challenge in
almost every
Sunhhome. What you
ask? Where to put
_ the TV and how to
arrange a room full
of furniture around
this all-important
home entertain-
ment unit. And, as
with many electronic products today,
bigger is definitely better!
So where to begin? How do you
accommodate the 40" plus TV unit? Is it
possible to hide or at least minimize these
units and the components?
Yes, it can be done. All it takes is a
little pre-planning and some imagination.
Today's beautiful and functional entertain-
ment centers and armoires are specifically
designed to "close in"or minimize televi-
sions and their component equipment.
When creating any furniture arrange-
ment plan, it's important that you first
make a list of the activities and functions
that the room will encompass. It's impor-
tant to think about how this room will
ultimately be used. Often, a family room
will have an additional problem of having
two or more large focal points such as
a TV, fireplace, and a bar. These rooms
can present a special challenge. What is
your desired seating capacity? Is traffic
flow around your furniture important?

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Are pets a consideration? What specific
types of activities will be enjoyed in this
room? Taking stock of exactly how you
desire to use your room will ultimately
help you work with your professional
decorator to implement a plan for maxi-
mizing the activity in the room.
It's important to take into consider-
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directions of room exposure, and traffic
patterns, before determining locations
for various pieces. Naturally, placing
your television directly opposite a wall of
windows would be less ideal. Exposure
to strong sunlight, humidity, extreme
heat, and even less extreme but frequent
changes of temperature may affect vari-
ous pieces of furniture, limiting possible
Furniture arranging is a fun and often
challenging experience, just like putting
the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together.
Successful furniture arrangement is not a
hit and miss matter. It's a skillful process
and can be done easily and beautifully
when you can take the time to carefully
plan your room.
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Mom And Me

by Lizzie and Pryce
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perspective. A mother and daughter
team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health
educator, and Pryce is a licensed psy-
chotherapist in private practice who
specializes in the care of elders and
people with chronic illnesses.
Dear Mom & Me,
We gave our son and daughter the
advantage of top educations, hoping it
would equip them for happy successful
They both married and moved a hun-
dred miles from one another on the east
coast. We thought they were both happy.
Suddenly both were making many com-
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we thought we could help.
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After they solve their probl
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African Big Five
by Dr. Dave
N estled in
Ama bunga-
low on the
v tSerengeti, deep in
the Serengeti-ish
part of Tanzania,
we were warned
not to leave the
confines of our
bungalow, even to
venture the 75 yards to the main lodge,
without first contacting security to escort
us. Thinking this a bit overkill, I none-
theless reluctantly called. Nanomoments
later, a young man with an old gun
appeared on our doorstep, just the
ambience you want en route to dinner
in the Serengeti.
"Sorry to have to bother you," I com-
mented as we took the first couple of
steps out the door. "You must hate doing
this." Suddenly, he swung his flashlight
to the left and to my amazement, a few
feet way away from where I was wish-
ing I'd brought my Depends, were the
intimidating tusks of a friggin' elephant!
Right there!! (African elephants and simi-
lar beasts are often officially described
as "friggin'" given that they are the size
of a friggin' house or at least a friggin'
condo, and tend to make you sputter
out words similar to friggin,' if not "frig-
gin'!" itself, often expressed when you

Exercise Can

Prevent Diabetes
Despite medical advances that have
been made in recent years in the
prevention of diabetes, a just-
released study shows that the number
of people suffering from this disease
worldwide has more than doubled in the
past 30 years.
This research demonstrates that cur-
rently 347 million people around the
world have this invasive and often debili-
tating sickness that can lead to heart dis-
ease, stroke, and even premature death,
especially in people who have other risk
factors, such as obesity.
These alarming findings should strike a
chord among Americans because the inci-
dence of diabetes in the U.S. is increasing
twice as fast as in Western Europe, said
Sue Meredith, a personal trainer at Fort
Myers Adventure Boot Camp.
"Official figures show that nearly 26
million people in this country have diabe-
tes, and that number could triple in the
next 40 years," Meredith said. "That's
why it is so important to not only treat
this disease but also help prevent its onset
- and one of the steps should be weight
loss and management."
In fact, studies have indicated that
obesity and inactivity are primary causes
of type 2 diabetes: 67 percent of people
diagnosed with this disease in the U.S.
are overweight and 46 percent are obese.
continued on page 50

discover one 20 feet from your doorstep.)
"Friggin' thing!" I gasped. Turns out that
elephants, cape buffalo, lions and even
leopards often made their way past our
front door to get to the swimming pool
for a chlorinated drink. And you thought
clearing shad flies and ants out of your
pool was a hassle. "Thaminiki, can you
go grab the elephant net, oh and make
sure to clean out any king-of-the-beasts
clogging up the filter."
We literally could've sat in our bun-
galow and witnessed 80 percent of the
sought-after African Big 5, the rhino
being the only one of the Big 5 not in the
Why they are referred to as the Big
5 was not always clear to me. It isn't the
"biggest" five as the hippo isn't included.
It isn't the tallest as the giraffe doesn't
make the grade. It isn't the most danger-
ous given that hippo attacks are the most
deadly in Africa, perhaps due to the fact
they got left off the list in the first place.
The Big 5 are the Big 5 because they are
the most sought after and valuable ani-
mals in Africa.
Twice a week, I, like Lindsay Lohan,
enjoy a drug lunch. This is when well-
coiffed and well informed pharmaceuti-
cal reps with great teeth and tusks come
by the office to provide lunch and chat
about what is new in the world of phar-
maceuticals. It is a welcome and needed
opportunity to discuss the drugs we pre-
scribe you.
"So what's new Kevin?" I asked one
of the reps whose name was Kevin as
suggested on his name tag.

"Really Dave, not much. Drug com-
panies continue to focus most of their
resources on the Big 5." Once again,
the Big 5 refers to the most sought-after
and valuable. The Big 5 diseases that
pervade our society. Diseases at which
Big Pharma aims its elephant guns. Big
bins of sample drugs addressing the
Big 5 fill our big shelves. Listing these
diseases tempts me to compare them to
the African Big 5, as that is just the way
my mind works or perhaps doesn't work
depending on if you're me or my wife.
Diabetes, often due to diabesity and
requiring a trunk full of medications, is
the elephant of the group.
Depression. I don't personally recall
ever seeing an overly happy Cape buffa-
lo. They always look like they've woken
up on the wrong side of the savannah.
They are the grumpiest beast in all of
Africa and are constantly complaining
to those who would listen, which really
would only be other Cape buffalo and
the occasional ox pecker on their backs.
Osteoporosis. Rhino horns are all
too often turned into dust and powders
in the name of medications, just as the
eggshell skeleton of osteoporotics turns
into chalk dust... requiring medications.
Asthma/COPD. When lions grab a
zebra, wildebeast or wild tourist, they
simply clamp down on the windpipe and
slowly wait for the victim to expire. This
is exactly the sensation of obstructive
lung diseases, though usually without the
claws sunk deep into your cranium.

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Hypertension. Leopards, due to
their stealth, are not easily noticed in
the Serengeti, until one suddenly rips
you apart. Blood pressure, the silent
killer, may not be seen coming until one
morning you wake up dead. Leopards
tend to go up trees to eat and stroke
their fur. As our blood pressure goes up,
we tend to stroke too.
And so as not to irk the irksome
hippo, I would like to give the hippo-
potamus honorable mention as I would
also like to do for cholesterol. Both
are chomping at the bit to be part of
a Big 6. Both are all about dangerous
fat floating around, either in our blood
stream or the Zambezi as the case may
be. So keep your serum hippos down...
friggin' things.
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positive benefits from something very
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been around for centuries, and people
squeeze them into juice or jam; some-
times they're cooked in stew but they're
not eaten raw, because their tartness will
make you pucker like cranberries do.
Long ago, Native American Cree peo-
ple, used the cowberriess" or "partridge
berries" in their Canadian homeland to
treat symptoms of diabetes.
The Finnish study, just published
in June 2011, reported that lingon-
berry juice can help protect the delicate
endothelial lining of blood vessels in lab
animals with high blood pressure. This
is important because the force of blood
under pressure continually slamming into
the walls of blood vessels damages the
lining of the vessels, making it easier for
plaques to accumulate and contribute to
a heart attack or stroke.
Researchers found that high levels
of certain phytochemicals (most likely
flavonols) in lingonberry juice normalized
damage to blood vessel linings in the
Does this mean that lingonberry juice
will do the same thing for humans?
Possibly. There's every reason to take
advantage of the health benefits of this
juice, and others that are packed with
antioxidant power. Antioxidants add a
"protection plan" to your body, against
everything from the common cold to
cancer. I wish I could say that about
atenolol, metoprolol, nifedipine, lisinopril
or any other drug used to reduce blood
pressure. There are hundreds. They sim-

ply don't have antioxidant capabilities; I
see nothing wrong with combining medi-
cation with lingonberry, if your doctor
The Finnish study did not show that
lingonberry juice can actually lower blood
pressure like medicine, but it might pro-
tect those precious blood vessels against
the ravages of hypertension and inflam-
matory chemicals. I mention this only
because the new study has been misrep-
resented online with numerous claims
that lingonberry juice lowers blood pres-
sure. Being a journalist myself, sloppy
reporting like this drives me nuts. To be
clear, if you try the juice and don't see
reductions in your blood pressure, don't
give up because you may lose out on the
protection it confers to your arteries.
Canadian researchers are finding
definite medicinal properties for the
treatment of diabetes. Apparently,
lingonberries causes a slight reduction
in blood sugar. Other studies have con-
firmed the anti-microbial effect of berries.
Lingonberry juice is kind of new to the
US, and found in some natural health
food grocers and IKEA stores. It's readily
available online as a juice concentrate.
Chantix, the anti-smoking pill, is now
thought to be dangerous for those who
already have cardiovascular disease.
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 www.

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From page 49
Prevent Diabetes
Sensible diet along with a regular fit-
ness program are beneficial in fighting
obesity and, consequently, the risk of
developing diabetes, Meredith noted.
"Exercise will help control the weight
and lower the blood sugar level. By
improving insulin resistance, blood pres-
sure as well as cholesterol and glucose
levels, it will also reduce the risk of heart
disease, which is common in diabetics,"
Meredith added.
What kind of workout will help bring
diabetes under control in the most effec-
tive way? "Research shows that any regu-
lar physical activity that raises the heart
rate for an extended period of time will
be beneficial," Meredith said, adding that
diabetics should get their doctor's permis-
sion before starting a diet or an exercise
She also noted that strength training
has been proven effective in weight loss
because it lowers body fat, increases lean
muscle, and burns calories more effi-
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Q: I am a
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debt. Can you give
me advice on the
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to this credit card debt freedom is to
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begin to pay off the debt to your credi-
tors. Calculate what you owe, whom
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month, throw as much money as you

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Next, you certainly can negotiate. If
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age life expectancy in the United
States is currently 78 years - in
37th place on the worldwide longevity
chart - a new government report indi-
cates that only 69 of those years tend to
be healthy?
There is, however, some promising
news coming from another recent study:
that if you can reach the age of 50 with-
out high blood pressure, high cholesterol,
smoking, diabetes or obesity, you have
less than a one in 10 chance of ever
developing heart disease, the leading killer
of Americans.
"This means that if you take good care
of yourself, you will increase your chances
of living a longer and healthier life," said
Natalie Lahnan, owner of Naples/Marco
Island Adventure Boot Camp for Women.
That is also the core message of
the National Health Promotion and
Prevention Strategy released by President
Obama earlier this month. "Everyone
recognizes that prevention of diseases
is very important," Lahnan pointed out.
"In other words, as the saying goes, an
ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
Along with not smoking and eating
a healthy diet, regular physical exercise

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rates high on the prevention must-do list.
"It's a known fact that physical activity
can protect us from high blood pressure,
high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity,"
Lahnan said. "Considering that cardiovas-
cular disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes
account for seven out of 10 American
deaths each year, we should certainly take
prevention very seriously."
How exactly does regular exercise
stop these deadly diseases in their tracks?
Lahnan pointed out that:
* For heart disease, exercise normal-
izes blood pressure, slows down the build-
up of plaque in the arteries, increases
the level of good HDL cholesterol while
reducing the bad LDL cholesterol, and
prevents the formation of blood clots that
can obstruct the arteries and lead to a
stroke or heart attack.
* For diabetes, exercise improves the
body's ability to regulate blood sugar
* For obesity, exercise burns calories
as well as helps maintain a healthy body
weight - essential in preventing heart dis-
ease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer.
"If you want to pack in a variety of
workouts that will effectively address all
these health conditions, a fitness boot
camp is a great choice," Lahnan noted.
"Think of it as your 'live longer and
healthier' exercise plan."
For more information, go to www. or call

From page 37
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Bikes on Periwinkle Way. Proceeds
benefit Friends Who Care on Sanibel.
Donations will be accepted during the
party also to benefit Friends Who Care.
During the event, there will be 50
percent discounts on selected items from
five top jewelry designers; Rosato and
Nanis from Italy, Magick cloisonne from
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Kittens And Mother Need Homes

These six kittens need homes
Mother cat and six kittens need good homes and Sanibel resident Carola
Wilkens is hoping they can stay on Sanibel.
Wilkens has been fostering the cat family and now it's time for them all to
have permanent homes.
"It is the third time a have been fostering a pregnant cat. Far too often is it nec-
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to at least try to give away as many as possible to local islanders," she said.
She guesses the mother to be about three years old. The kittens are eight weeks old
and very advanced: They are litter-trained and are already on dry food.
"As of now, I should be able to arrange for them to have the initial health check
and first immunization shot done for the potential new parent," Wilkens noted. Call
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3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, FI
Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1
Fax: 239-472-2334
We are currently seeking applicants for
several volunteer positions.
Positions Needed:
Patient Admission Desk, Baby Bird
Feeders, Gift Shop & Education
Center Volunteers.
Other Positions Available Throughout the Year:
Clerical/Office Help, Fundraising, Special
Events/Community Outreach, Educational
Outreach and Grounds Maintenance.
For information, please call
our Volunteer Coordinator at:
239-472-3644, extension 229
or Email:
*RS 3/25 NC TFN

Now hiring Servers, Bakery /Coffee
Baristas, Host/Hostess, and Baker for
IL TESORO's Bakery Shop,"DOLCE
TESORO" in the Tahitian Gardens Plaza.
Competitive pay and growth opportunities
available. Send resume:
or call for interview times 239-395-4022
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*NS 6/17 BMTFN

Timbers Restaurant now accepting
applications for Host(ess).
Full and Part-time available. Nights.
Apply between 1-3 daily.
703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.
*NR 7/8 BM 7/8

Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva * 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
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cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
our clients needs. Call 2339395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN

While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
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Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
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Residential * Commercial
Interior Windows * Carpet Cleaning
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Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
SR 4/9 B TFN

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SR 4/28 N TFN

Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN

Prime east end direct access dockage.
Seawall, electricity, water, parking.
Only minutes to the gulf!
Call: 470-2866
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Valuable watch lost in the vicinity of
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Please return to owner. Reward.
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Cash Paid For Old Military Items.
Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets,
old guns, awards & more.
Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.
RR 7/8 CC7/29


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VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN

33 VOLUMES 1992
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Leather $99
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Great Books 60 Vol
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SOFA 80" $100
Chairs @ $50
Leather Sofa 77" $200
68" Sofa $50

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A complete service for 10 to 12 in
everything from mugs, plates, bowls,
and many extra pieces. Serving plates,
pitchers, butter dishes, salt and pepper
shakers, bean pot, candlesticks, you name
it. The complete set would retail for over
$2500, buy it for $900. All Hadley pottery
is painted, glazed and then kiln-fired at
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resistant to chipping and scratching. It
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very ill. Per the veterinarian's order, Luther
needs ongoing medication but his Mom
can't afford it. Please come to our Yard
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ASKING $1,795,000


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Asking $1,190,000
For Information
And Showings
Please Call
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(239) 246-4716

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Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
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Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
Call 851-3506
SR 10/9 N TFN

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Hideaway Country Club
Fort Myers

Great View of 18th Fairway
Quiet, 55+ Community
We don't iust list it, we
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Island. Please call us.
We would Love to
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John Gee & Company
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to see this property.
SanCap One Source Realty
SR 7/30 N TFN

Owner Financing Complete 2011
Renovation Walk to beach neighborhood,
2BR 1 BA format for your next phase
of expansion/pool 70'x150',
721 Cardium Street, Sanibel.
Cash fee for introducing parties.
Call 630-415-5125
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Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Rates Offered!


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Positive Cash Flow. Renter in Place.

Downtown Fort Myers Business for sale.
Owner moving out of state.
For information, call 239-689-1660.
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Clsife Ad Dedln Moda At Noon

Island Vacations
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
* Cottages * Condos * Homes *
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
S 10/9 BTFN

Rental 2 bd - 2 bath. Sleeps 6.
Resort on beach. Shell Island Beach Club.
July 2nd to 9th. $1,000.
908-642-4923 Debbie
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Share house. Close to causeway, two
blocks from beach. Female only,
non-smoker. Single Mom with one female
child possible. $500/month. Available now.
239-472-8464. Ask for Kim.
*RS 3/11 BM TFN


Single, non-smoking professional female
seeking 2 bed/2 bath annual rental within
walking distance to the beach.
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in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
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Dunes, 3/2.5 UF townhouse $1,700/mo.
Duplex, 2/2 F, w/d, Private Location
Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock/just off
Island $2,300/mo.
Piling home, 2/2 remodeled, UF, w/d, beach
access $1,450/mo.
Cottage, 2 story, w/d, F, walk to beach,
Canal Home, 3/3 pool/dock/lift, walk to
beach $3,000/mo.

Call on these Island Rentals and ask about
our other Island Properties for rent.
Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975
Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.
Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner
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Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 BTFN

Dunes 3 bedroom piling home,
Call realtor/owner Dan Cohn
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Pets Of The Week

Dexter, ID #508004
July Adoption Promotion: Adopters can give
pets a chance for independence during July!
Prospective pet owners can adopt cats for
only $10, or kittens and a select variety of dogs
for just $30. Cats and kittens are always two for
the price of one.
Pet Bio
Name: Dexter
Breed: Australian Shepherd/Husky Mix
Sex: Male
Age: 1 year old
Color: Blue merle
Comments: My sister Dixie and I were lost.
Our owner never found us so we both need new
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our favorite pastime. We have beautiful eyes and a
roguish look but we are lovers.
Adoption Fee: $30 during the July
Independence Adoption Promotion
Pet Bio
Name: Sunshine
Breed: Domestic short hair
Sex: Spayed female
Age: 3 years old
Color: Orange tabby

Sunshine, ID #471335
Comments: Would you like some Sunshine in
your life? Then adopt me and I will brighten your
day. I can be a little shy at first but I'm all about
companionship and loving that special someone in
my life. My owner could not care for me anymore
and I miss having a real home and someone to
Adoption Fee: $10 during the July
Independence Adoption Promotion. Don't forget
you can get a second cat free.
For information about this week's pets, call
533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal
Services' website at
When calling, refer to the animal's ID number.
The website updates every hour so you will be
able to see if these or any other pets are still
The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive,
Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriff's
Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway.
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery,
age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination
and county license if three months or older, flea
treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six
months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test
for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee,
and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
The adoption package is valued at $500.0

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Emergency ......................................... 911
Sanibel Police ................ .................... . 472-3111
Lee County Sheriff's Office .............. ............. 477-1200
On Call Captiva Deputy ................ ............. 477-1000
Fire Department
Sanibel ........................................... 472-5525
Captiva ........................................... 472-9494
Florida Marine Patrol ............................... 332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol .............................. 278-7100
Poison Control ............................... 1-800-282-3171
Chamber of Commerce .............................. 472-1080
City of Sanibel ............... ....... .............. . 472-4135
Administrative Office .............................. 472-3700
Building Department .............................. 472-4555
Community Housing and Resources ...................... 472-1189
Planning Department .............................. 472-4136
Sanibel ................ ........................ . 472-2483
Captiva ............... . ........................ . 472-2133
Post Office
Sanibel ................ ........................ . 472-1573
Sanibel (toll free) ............................. 800-275-8777
Captiva ................... .................... 472-1674
Sanibel Community Association ........................... 472-2155
Senior Center............... ..................... 472-5743
Arcade Theater............... .................... 332-4488
Art League Of Fort Myers ............................ 275-3970
BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) ................ 395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................ 278-4422
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers ...................... 472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony ............................... 472-6197
Lee County Alliance for the Arts .................. . . . . ..... 939-2787
Naples Philharmonic ..................................... . . 97-1111
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater.................... 472-6862
Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . ........ ................. . . 336-7999
Sanibel-Captiva Art League ...................... . . . . . . 472-4258
S.W . Florida Symphony . . . . . . ........... ................ .. 418-0996
ABWA (American Business Women's Assoc.)................ 472-4499
.... ............................. or csimontacchi@
American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . ........ .............. . 472-9979
Angel Flight SE . . . . . . ........ ............... . 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
Audubon Society ........................................ 472-3156
Sanibel Bike Club ...........................
Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva .................. 274-5900
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 ................. . . . ..... 472-6940
Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva .......... 472-8334
Kiw anis C lub . . . . . . ............. ....................... . 472-2121
League of Women Voters ........................ . . . . . 472-6689
Lions Club (Tom Rothman) ...................... . . . . . . 395-3248
Master Gardeners of the Islands ................... . . . . .... 472-6940
Newcomers ............................................ 472-9332
Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida ..................... 768-0417
Optim ist Club ........................................... 472-0836
PAW S . . . . . . ........ ................... . 472-1027 or 472-9383
Rotary Club ........................ . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141
Sanibel Beautification Inc . . . . . . . ....... .............. .. 470-2866
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ............................ 472-6940
Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron ............... . . ......... 472-3828
Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . ....... .............. .. 395-1770
Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . ........ ................. . 395-2040
The Military Officers Assc. of America
(MOAA, Alex MacKenzie) ................................ 395-9232
United Way of Lee County ................................ 433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline...... (24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900
Zonta Club ................ . ...................... . 671-6381
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum ............................ 395-2233
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................. 472-1100
Sanibel Historical Museum & Village ....................... 472-4648
SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) ............. 472-2329


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