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Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Publication Date: 07-29-2011
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JULY AUGUST SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:52 8:18 6:52 8:17 6:53 8:17 6:53 8:16 6:54 8:16 6:54 8:15 6:55 8:14 VOL. 19, NO. 5 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JULY 29, 2011 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at Ding Days Photo Contest Entries SoughtJuly marks the opening of the 24th annual Ding Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The contest, sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) and held in conjunction with Ding Darling Days, October 16 to 22, honors the birthday of Jay Norwood Ding Darling, one of the foremost conservationists in American history. He was the driving force behind the eponymous J N Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. continued on page 41 Cindy Ann Jones of Fort Myers took first place in last years Ding Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest with her Sunset with BirdsSanibel Chapter Of PEO Awards Education GrantThe Sanibel chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) has secured a Program for Continuing Education grant in the amount of $3,000 for Fort Myers resident Kari Garber, who is studying to become a registered nurse. Garber is enrolled in Edison State College and was accepted into the advanced placement RN program in January. She has completed the first semester with a grade point average of 3.85 and plans to graduate in May 2012. Garber currently works as a licensed practical nurse at Shell Point Retirement Community. One of the Sanibel PEO chapter founding members, Rachel Nottelmann, who resides there, recommended Garber for the scholarship. Nottelmann said, Kari is very deserving of this grant. She always has a smile for everyone and she is very caring and very skilled, just a wonderful person. The grant will help pay for tuition, books, uniforms and other necessary clinical supplies. Garber, a single mother of two boys said, It will also be an immense help towards my child care costs while Im attending school and doing my clinical work. She said that she is motivated by wanting to grow personally, to achieve at a higher continued on page 12 Kari Garber, center, met with the president of the Sanibel chapter of PEO Sherry Vartdal, left, and the continuing education grant chair Gwenda Hiett-Clements to receive her $3,000 grant Golf Courses Work With City On Water Quality by Anne MitchellThe City of Sanibel has developed an annual report card for the islands three golf courses in an initiative designed to improve water quality. The golf courses are The Sanctuary, Beachview and The Dunes. According to a city report presented to the council July 19, stormwater runoff from urban landscapes and golf courses are a major source of nutrients contributing to algae blooms and water quality impairments in Florida. Poor water quality not only impacts wildlife habitat and the quality of life for island residents, but it can directly impact our local economy by reducing property values and the overall experience of visitors to our island, the report states. Vice Mayor Mick Denham said the idea for the report card came on the heels of the citys passing of a fertilizer ordinance. We thought some of the water problems were emanating from the golf courses. We have no legal means of enforcing golf courses to do anything but we asked them to be good citizens. They were all very helpful. Denham said there have been a number of fish kills in the lakes. Denham said The Sanctuary Golf Course, which scored high on the report card, has done a magnificent job and that its superintendent Kyle Sweet has been working with management of the other courses. James Evans, city environmental biologist, who met with employees of each golf course to develop the plan, called it a very good outreach program. He added, We have a varying level of compliance but all have been very cooperative to address water quality issues. He noted that some ways of improving water quality cost very little, such as adding some plants. The report card will provide feedback on progress towards implementing the citys recommendations. The report card uses a point system to evaluate each courses performance and to help track progress and guide implementation of the nutrient and lake management regulations. City measures to improve water quality throughout the island include acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands, mangrove continued on page 41Island Hymn Sing Join in for a night of singing some good old and new favorites on Sunday, July 31, at 6 p.m., at Sanibel Community Church. Performers include island soloist Nola Kilgore, Jamie and Bill Flack, plus piano/organ duets. Dr. John Danner of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will reacquaint the audience with Fanny Crosby and some of her hymns. The choir will help lead the hymns and present the Gaither favorite, The King Is Coming Bring the whole family. A baby nursery will be provided. Sanibel Community Church is at 1740 Periwinkle Way.


Hortoons S S hop hop O O n n S S anibel anibel TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OM 4 Distinctive Centers 4 Distinctive Centers 30+ Boutiques, Restaurants & Services 30+ Boutiques, Restaurants & Services 100% shopping satisfaction. 100% shopping satisfaction. NOW Leasing 239.395.9111 Managed byAssociation Management Commerical Leasing Property WatchSHOPONSANIBEL.COM American Legion Post 123 NewsThis Sunday, July 31, the American Legion Post 123 is serving pork pot roast with carrots, potatoes and dinner roll. Spaghetti and meatballs are on the menu for Sunday, August 7 from 1 to 8 p.m. Nine Ball pool tournaments are played every Monday night starting at 6 p.m. This weeks winners for match one were Kurt Geddes taking first and Joe Steamer taking second. Winner for match two was Joe Steamer, with Jack Dalton in second. Way to go guys. Texas hold em is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players are welcome. Every Friday the Legion serves a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Known for the best cheeseburger on the island, stop by and try one of the half-pound burgers. 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 SanibelCaptiva Road. For more information call 472-9979. ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 20112 To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213


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ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 20114 ALL PHOTO PRINTS 1/2 PRICE 1626 Periwinkle Way Heart of the Island Shops FAX 472-8517 472-0434Hallmark Gifts & Cards Office Supplies1-Hour PhotoParty Supplies Photo Albums Albums Film Candles Gift Items Galore PlushUPS Authorized Shipper10% OFF SHIPPINGMinimum one pound. Expires 8/31/11 WE PACK WE SHIP4 x 6 = .14 5 x 7 = .998 x 10 = $1.79 Slides from Prints Decorative monthly angel collection also dogs, birds & nativityCollectibles W W W W W W W W W W MaxBuddy G G G G G G G G G Cracker Fest 2011 Planning BeginsPlans are already under way for the 3rd annual Cracker Fest to be held Friday, November 4. With its laid-back atmosphere, down-home cookin and country music, Cracker Fest has fast become one of the islands most popular fall events and all for a great cause. It benefits START (Solutions To Avoid Red Tide). The local Sanibel-Captiva chapter is part of a statewide non-profit foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of our marine waters through research, public education and programs that restore marine habitat and preserve marine species. Last years Cracker Fest allowed the San-Cap START organization to provide funding for 30 Coastal Classrooms for Lee County schools. Revenue from this years event will continue the vision by focusing on local water quality, the continuation of the Coastal Classroom project and to promote local sustainable seafood, said Kevin Vertesch, board treasurer. This event truly reflects our cultural heritage here in Florida, said board president, Bruce Neill. The event, held behind the Bait Box, will feature smoked mullet caught and prepared by local START board member and island cracker Ralph Woodring; Daves pit-roasted pig with all the trimmings provided by Baileys General Store. Down-home spirits and music add to the cracker flavor of this one-of-a-kind event. Live and silent auctions will generate revenue for the local chapter of START. More than 300 guests attended last years festivities. Attendance is by reservation only. Tickets are $75 each. Event sponsorships are also available. For more information or to receive an invitation, call Carol Rothman at 699-3530 or email: Event coordinator Carol Rothman, center, with START members and planning committee, from left: Les Boyle, Henry Nachtsheim, Kevin Vertesch and Ralph Woodring Sanibel Historical Museum To Close For Summer The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will close on Saturday, August 6 for the remainder of the summer and into early fall. The museum will re-open on Wednesday, November 2 and resume a Wednesday through Saturday schedule from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to Museum Manager Carol Zell, the traditional three months when the museum is closed to the public affords an opportunity to make any needed repairs, repaint and spruce up the village grounds. Museum volunteers also use the break to prepare next seasons exhibits and plan special events. Hurricane shutters go up on all the windows until the week before re-opening. The Village is quiet, but we are working behind the scenes to get ready for our re-opening and next season, said Zell. Our visitors may look forward to a continuing array of exhibits in each of our seven historic buildings and a special docent-led tour of the historical village at 11 a.m. on each day we are open. Our goal for this next year is to continue to enhance our visitors experience, while keeping our admission price for adults at $5. Children and members will continue to be free. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). The village is handicap accessible. For further information, visit the website at www.sanibelmuseum. org or call 472-4648 during business hours. Following a new coat of white paint, the one-room, old 1896 School House stands proudly, anchoring a corner of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village GROG SHOP THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m.Bacardi Rum Light or Dark 1.75 ltr. Reg. $27.99 SALE $25.99 Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. 1.75 ltr. SALE $21.99 Tanqueray Gin 1.75 ltr. SALE $34.99 Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila 1.75 ltr. Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99 FREE Bacardi FREE Bacardi Football Mug Football Mug with purchase of with purchase of Bacardi Silver Bacardi Silver $14.99 $14.99 750 ml. 750 ml. NFL NFL Lockout Lockout is Over! is Over!


5 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 Lee Republican Women MeetingLee Republican Women Federated will meet on Monday, August 8. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. Speaker for the dinner meeting is David Mulicka, candidate for Florida State Representative District 75. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive. Cost is $20. For reservations call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@ Captiva Community Panel MeetingThe Captiva Community will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn, 15851 Captiva Drive. Among the items to be discussed: Update on the Lee Plan amendment on Captiva building heights (see below). Update on the Aug. 17 county planning meeting (see below). A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A hurricane preparedness update. Other business as necessary. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact panel administrator Ken Gooderham at kengooderham@ with any questions. County building heights workshop Aug. 17 As part of the transmittal hearing for the Lee Plan amendment on Captiva building heights (see below), county staff has scheduled a workshop to discuss the proposed height amendment prior to the adoption hearing in the fall. This session, which is open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Captiva Island Yacht Club, 15903 Captiva Drive. County planning staff is hosting the workshop and will be on hand to discuss and explain the proposed amendment. We encourage all interested Captivans to attend and participate. Captiva Erosion Prevention District to meet August 10 The next meeting of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District will be Wednesday, August 10, beginning at noon in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. County commissioners transmit island building height amendment At a June 13 hearing, the Lee County Commissioners voted 3-2 to transmit the Lee Plan amendment seeking to change how building heights are regulated on the island to the state for review. The proposed language allows property owners to build or rebuild under the least restrictive of the following options: 1) 35 feet above the average grade of the lot or 42 feet above mean sea level to the peak of the roof. 2) 28 feet above the lowest horizontal member at or below the lawful base flood elevation, measured to the mean level of the roof. This amendment will be reviewed by state officials for its impact on important state resources and facilities, and their report will be sent back to the county sometime in August. After that, commissioners will have 180 days to adopt or deny the amendment (with all the other pending Lee Plan amendments) at a public hearing expected to be scheduled in October. Also at the June 13 hearing, county commissioners approved a plan for a number of parcels including two lots on Buck Key controlled by the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation to be designated as conservation lands on the Future Land Use Map. Galloway Captiva Tri planned for September 18 Some 500 athletes will take to the shores and streets of Captiva on Sunday, September 18, to participate in the inaugural Galloway Captiva Tri, have some fun and raise funds for local charity CCMI to help the needy in Lee County. Most of the activity will be based at South Seas Island Resort, but the bike portion of the three-sport race will run on Captiva Drive, which will restrict access to the road for a limited time (approximately 6:45 to 8:30 a.m.) Sunday morning. More details are available online at www., including course maps, registration details (spaces are still available, and teams are welcome), volunteer opportunities and more. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2011 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Scot Congress Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Carol Gagnon Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Joan Hooper Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Christine Lemmon Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Eric Pfeifer Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Lily Rose Di Saggau Dan Schuyler Jeanie Tinch Louis Vosloo PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeWriter/CityAnne Mitchell Emilie Al no Linda ChristmanISLAND SUN JULY 29, 20116 Church Expansion Gets Under Wayby Anne MitchellA groundbreaking ceremony for the Sanibel Community Churchs expansion project is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23 at 5 p.m. On Tuesday, a temporary 60-by-24-foot modular building was being set up at the rear of the church to house parish administrators while the expansion is in progress. Construction barriers are already in place. The project includes a 630-seat sanctuary to replace the 420 seats currently in use in two buildings. It also includes offices, media room, bookstore, cafe, garage and some remodeling of existing structures and 259 on-site parking spaces. The old chapel will remain. The church sits on an 8.1-acre parcel at 1740 Periwinkle Way, next to Jerrys Foods. Church officials received a conditional use permit for the expansion from the city council in late June after several prolonged hearings before council and the planning commission. Workers set up the temporary offices at Sanibel Community Church Tuesday City Considers Fee Waiver For Innocent Buyers by Anne MitchellRelief may be in sight for people who purchase property that has unpermitted alterations and improvements that violate Sanibels codes. Currently, owners have to pay a $2,850 fee for each variance application, even though they are not at fault. The Sanibel City Council on July 19 voted to have staff prepare an amendment to the land development code to allow the fee to be waived. Council will consider the wording at its September meeting. According to the city report, there are occasional instances when an innocent purchaser buys property on which the previous owner did unpermitted site alterations or site improvements in violation of the land development code. Mayor Kevin Ruane, who raised the issue, said, I had two Shell Harbor residents approach me. There was a situation that cost them $2,850 apiece. They were innocent bystanders. Ruane added, We want to encourage people to be in compliance. They want to be good citizens but they have to put up the money first and win, lose or draw, their money is at risk. City Manager Judie Zimomra said there is a provision in the current code that permits a person to ask council for relief. It would allow us to be flexible and take into consideration unusual circumstances, she added. 703 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 6719 Winkler Rd Fort Myers, FL (239) 3373022ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE HAVE YOUR POLICIES BEEN UPDATED AND REVIEWED... CALL FOR CALL FOR AUTO QUOTE AUTO QUOTE Wesley Cattanach New Director of Bene ts Life Insurance Health Insurance Annuities Long Term Care Medicare Supplement Insurance Employee Bene ts Located in Both O ces Sanibel and Ft. Myers Read us online at


7 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 Seashell Triviaby Bryan HenryThere are about 400 species of cone shells worldwide, 16 of which are found in Florida. Floridas state seashell, the horse conch, is the largest gastropod in North America. The worlds largest cowrie is the Atlantic deer cowrie. The Shell Oil Company originally began as a novelty shop in London that sold seashells. Clam shells served as the first bowls and spoons used by primitive man. Whelks were used as weapons by Indians in Florida and have been found in many tribal burial grounds. The shells of mussels and other shells are used in making buttons. American Sioux Indians made necklaces of cowrie shells. The shells of coquina clams were used by Spaniards more than 300 years ago to build Castillo de San Marcos, a fort in St. Augustine. There are no fewer than 3,000 known species of seashells found in Florida. Strings of tusk shells were used as currency and jewelry by many North American Indian tribes. 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. Race For Trace 5K, KiddieK And Health FairTracey Kleinpell, 46, a veteran cyclist and triathlete, was killed by a driver while cycling across the Sanibel Causeway in April. Kleinpells husband, Gordon, was riding with her when a driver crossed the center line, resulting in Kleinpellss tragic death. Now a group called Race for Trace has a mission to honor Tracey raising funds for Florida Diabetes Camp through the Race for Trace 5K and KiddieK with Health Fair and Stage Show to take place August 6. Florida Diabetes Camp provides a fun, safe, educational and diabetes-friendly camp environment for children with type-1 diabetes and their families where they can gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to achieve their full potential. Visit for more information about Kleinpell and Florida Diabetes Camp. Each registered 5K participant will receive a wicking Tech T-shirt. This new, fast course begins in the Sanibel Beach Place parking lot near BB&T Bank (across from Tanger Outlet on Summerlin Road). The course will run east on the access road and make a right turn onto John Morris Road, then on to Bunche Beach, turn around at the cul-de-sac, and then return back to the Publix parking lot. (This course does not take you onto the beach/sand.) This event will be timed with the new ChronoTrack Bib Tag Technology, and will have a Chip Start and Finish. All awards are based on gun time. The 5K race begins at 7 a.m., and the KiddieK begins after the 5K participants have all finished. There will also be a Zumba class after the race. Pre-registration pricing for the 5K is available on or before August 5, and is $30 for adults and $15 for youths (18 and under). Race day registration for the 5K is $40 for all ages. The KiddieK is by donation only. All registrations are non-transferable & non refundable. Registration options: 1) Online at until Friday, August 5, at 5 p.m. 2) In person at Packet Pickup on July 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Run Florida, 13101 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33919; or 3) On race day at Sanibel Beach Place from 6 to 6:45 a.m. Visit for more information. Tracey Kleinpell World-Class Shelling, Fishing and Sanibel Sunsets! Shopping BeginsEast End Lighthouse Cafe 239-579-0511 O ealty f WE NOW OFFER STERLING SILVER POLISHING14K and 18K Platinum, Custom Design, Watch Batteries and Bands Buying GoldOn Sanibel For Over 20 Years! Unique Clothing & Accessories for the Island Girl and Island WomanFeaturing NYDJ Joseph Ribkoff. Berek Painted Pony & much, much more.... Not Your Daughters Jeans Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand DollarMADE FRESH DAILY RIGHT IN OUR STOREBest of the Islands Ice Cream Gelato Smoothies Coffees Pastries362 Perwinkle Way (Don't Be Fooled!)We ARE the LITTLE GREEN SHOP ON THE CORNER239-472-6566 It's Simply the Best! We Cannot Tell A Lie. Read us online at


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 20118 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellAndrew Tetlow, museum curator of Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero, was Rotarys guest speaker last week. Koreshan has a diverse set of sites under its management: Mound Key, an archaeological state park; Koreshan State Historical Site; and Estero Bay Preserve State Park. Tetlow went into the history of Mound Key, a 140-acre shell mound island. At its highest peak Mound Key reaches 30 feet above the waters of Estero Bay. The base of the island was originally a large sand bar and over a period of time the historic Calusa Indians created an island of middens from discarded seashells. This island of shell mounds and canals was perfectly located in Estero Bay and provided a great location for commerce and trade for the Calusas. Mound Key is believed by some to be the possible Capital of the Calusa Nation, a seat of power and ceremonial center, at least for a period of time. In 1566, the Spanish governor of Florida established a settlement on the island with a fort and the first Jesuit mission in the Spanish New World. The settlement was abandoned three years later after violent clashes with the Indians. But the damage was done, the Spaniards had brought with them rats and diseases and soon the Calusa population was devastated by disease. After that, the islands canals were used by pirates and the island looted by privateers. Artifacts and important archaeological information of that time is hard to find, historical information may have receded into the shifting shell mounds, lost to extreme weather conditions, or just taken over the years. Inhabitants on Mound Key were few and far between, although in the late 1800s, during the peak of the Korseshan Settlement in Estero, a small contingent of Cyrus Reed Tweed followers lived and farmed on the island. Today this shell mound island, only accessible by boat, is a state park blanketed by a thick forest of native and exotic fauna and flora. A trail that spans the width of the island along with interpretive displays unfolds the story of the islands history. Remnants of Spanish cisterns and stone and wooden foundations remain on the island. Gopher tortoises, small mammals, raccoons, snakes, reptiles, birds and butterflies have found a home on Mound Key providing an interesting dilemma for archaeological study; animals will dig burrows or nests and disturb areas for future archeological findings. Tetlow said, Mound Key presents a balancing act between cultural preservation and environmental protection. In 1894 Cyrus Reed Teed (called Koresh), a religious pioneer of sorts, came to Southwest Florida to colonize an area of land on Estero Bay for his New Jerusalem, a place for his faithful followers to practice Koreshanity. Koreshanity was a combination of religious and scientific beliefs that the entire universe existed within a giant, hollow sphere, that civilization did not live on the surface of the earth but within the center of the earth. Followers of this belief were called Koreshans and they came to Estero to form a utopian communal society called the Koreshan Unity. Self-sufficiency, scientific-study, experimental theories were foremost in their thinking. Other beliefs were reincarnation, immortality, celibacy (although they did adopy children), collectivism/communal living, and a major interest in alchemy. Eventually their numbers dwindled and after the death of Teed in 1908 Koreshanity faded away with only a few members of the religions followers able to continue with the teachings. They included the last joining member from Germany in 1940, Hedwig Michel. In 1961, the last four members deeded the land to the state. Today visitors can fish, picnic, boat, hike, camp and take guided tours throughout this magical place located on U.S. 41 at Corkscrew. Also under the protection and management of the Koreshan State Historic Site is the Estero Bay Preserve State Park, the first aquatic preserve established in Florida. This is one of the most productive estuaries in the state. The bay is home to a variety of wildlife, including the bald eagle. The preserve protects the water, inlets, and islands along 10 miles of Estero Bay. Visitors can canoe or kayak in the bay or on the Estero River. Launch facilities are available at Koreshan State Historic Site and Lovers Key/Carl E. Johnson State Park. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning at Beachveiw Steakhouse & Tavern, 1100 Par View Drive. If you would like further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. 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9 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011Lions Club Has An $80,000+ YearThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club has announced that, in the financial year just ended, it has given more than $80,000 to various charities and charitable causes. This is a record for the club, easily exceeding any previous year. The Lions have been dedicated to helping the less fortunate in their community since the club was founded on December 26, 1967. The proceeds from its fundraising events help support many charities including academic scholarships for handicapped students and programs for the visually impaired. In 2010, the club sponsored more than 18 different causes staying true to its mission to serve. The Lions new president Rick Siders, following outgoing club President Tom Hoover, said, We are all immensely proud that we have been able to have another successful year and that we can continue to support those who need our services the most. We cannot thank our community enough for helping us achieve our goals and allowing us to continue in our service. Some of the charities and activities supported by the Lions are: Baileys Scholarship Fund, Friends Who Care, Fish of Sanibel, sight-based projects and visually impaired individuals, handicap scholarships at Edison State College, Sanibel Recreation Center, Special Equestrians, LARC, Brightest Horizons Child Development Center, Conklin Center for the Blind, Florida, Guide Dogs for the Deaf, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc., Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind, Camp Thunderbird, Lions International Charity and other miscellaneous projects. To make donations and to see a full list of causes and organizations supported by the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, visit Rotary Inducts New MemberSanibel-Captiva Rotary Club President Joel Ospa and Rotarian Bob Guggino took part in the recent induction of the clubs newest member, Doug Wright, master electrican for Union Mechanical of Fort Myers. Helen Arnold, community outreach coordinator for Southeastern Guide Dogs, accepting a $10,000 check from Lion and past president Tom Hoover on February 16, one of several checks handed out by the local Lions Club totalling over $80,000 Joel Ospa, Doug Wright and Bob Guggino


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201110 See Whos Joining The Shellabration! Shellabration 2012! is an islandwide, week long celebration of the Sanibel Shell Fair and Show, designed as a tribute to the islands shell bounty. The celebration will run from February 26 through March 4, with the shell fair and show running March 1 to 3 at The Community House. Shellabrators from around the island are joining in on the excitement with events and promotions. Everybody is invited to participate. A calendar of events will be prepared and promoted in local and national publications. Below is current list of Shellabrators! Amys Something Special, 630 Tarpon Bay Road, is going to offer a 15 percent discount on locally made shell pendants wrapped in sterling silver. BIG ARTS will be participating with a shell-theme art exhibit in the Theater Lobby Gallery February 26 through March 4. Billys Bike And Rentals, will be giving all customers (on-line and in-store) a raffle ticket for a chance to own a signed Shellabration poster designed by artist Pam Brodersen Sanibel Historical Museum will have several shell collections on display throughout Shellabration week inside the Rutland Home, Burnap Cottage, Morning Glories and the schoolhouse. In addition, there will also be a shell collection from Thomas Edison with a letter to authenticate it from Mina Edison. Great White Grill has created its own microbrew, Shellabraton Beer, to be available during Shellabration week. She Sells Sea Shells will be running two promotions during Shellabration week: 25 percent off craft supplies including wood and paper mache boxes and frames, many other paper and wood items, glue, glaze, glitter, glass jars and mirror backs; Sailors Valentines priced at $275 will be reduced to $75. The Sanibel Public Library will have a shell book reading and fossil shell displays featuring 120 different species as old as 5 million years. Some of the shells are extinct and some are found at the beach today. The fossils are from the Burnt Store area is in North Fort Myers. For 10,000 years the area has been dry land. Before that, during the Pliocene and Pleistocene eras it was at times a shallow bay of what is now the Gulf of Mexico. When stockpiling this fill on the Library building site in the early 1990s, the material was observed to be full of marine fossils, evidence of the abundant life of the ancient sea. A Shellabration necklace will be offered for sale at various venues around the island. It will allow for creative additions to make each one as unique as its owner. Childrens art, The children of the island will be invited to get involved by creating a special Shellabration! work of art. An attempt to break a Guiness Book of Worlds Records with the Sanibel Stoop will take place Friday, February 17. Opening Gala at Traditions, Sunday February 26. Fashion show luncheon at Sweet Melissas featuring one of a kind shell adorned garments. 75th Shell Fair and Show, Thursday March 1 to Saturday March 3. Rusty Brown presents In Celebration of Ann Morrow Lindbergh, followed by a traditional ice cream social. For more information on how you can Shellabrate, contact Billy Kirkland at 4725848, Barb Harrington at 472-2783, or Jill Kobe at The Community House at 472-2155 or via email at BIG SALECOMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands BIRKENSTOCK MEPHISTO ECCO 15%-75% OFF Scrapbook Papers Quilting Fabric Beads Notions Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Shell Craft Craft Supplies Gifts Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $3.00 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, Sanibel Find us on Hours: Mon. Sat. 10am 5pm Mugs Mugs MugsCustom printed white ceramic coffee mugs with your favorite photo, or choose one from our gallery of island images.Only $9.95 eachBring in your digital le or email us your favorite picture.Island Graphics Printing & Design1630 Periwinkle Way Unit C(Behind Pfeifer Realty)call: 239.472.4437or email: CROW Picture ShowThe CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW, and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital, cared for 4,111 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the more than 200 different species, 54 percent were birds, 38 percent were mammals, and eight percent were reptiles/amphibians/ invertebrates. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation visitors can see photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The CROW Picture Show is presented each Friday at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission for adults is $5, teens, $3, and free for members and children 12 and under. Admission includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore CROWs hands-on educational facility and become familiar with its efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 231. To learn more about CROW, visit Injured gopher tortoise (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS Braids, Wraps, Feathers! Braids, Wraps, Feathers! 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11 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 The Sanibel Independence Day Parade Committee wishes to thank the following groups, businesses, sponsors, donors, spectators, participants, volunteers and their families, friends, visitors, and many friendly folks for their outstanding assistance and support of the 2011 parade. Without your participation the 21st annual parade Its a Shellabration would not have achieved the status of being the biggest and best ever. The Sanibel Independence Day Parade Committee was established in 1990 by the Sanibel & Captiva Association of Realtors. Since 1994 Friends of Don (Bissell family) have been carrying on the tradition to honor the USA, on Sanibel, on its birthday. Thanks to: Grand Marshells Ann Arnoff representing Sanibel Shell Fair and Anne Joffe representing Sanibel Shell Show. Thanks again to everyone, you made the parade! Major donors: Bank of the Islands, City of Sanibel and Island Sun. Supporting organizations: Sanibel Police and Auxiliary Police, City of Sanibel Public Works Department, Lee County EMS, Lee County Sheriffs Department, Veolia, Baileys General Store, Sanibel Recreation Department, Sanibel Fire Rescue District, Sanibel and Captiva, A+ Golf Carts. A big thank you goes out to Lee County Mosquito Control for spraying so we could enjoy the parade and the fireworks. Parade route supervisors: SanibelCaptiva Kiwanis Club, Dick Muench, Dave Bunch, Harvey Sugerman, and Keystone Cops Billy Kirkland, Ryan Schuetz, Rich DeCosta, Preston Schuetz, Darren Grotrian, and Bob Grief. Judges: Vicki Ashton, Mary Bondurant, Kara KC Cuscaden and Martin Arnowitz. Volunteers: Dakota and Colton Phillips, American Business Womens Association, Tammy Pufahl, Julie DeBord, Gayle Dehaan-Garland. Penny The Tourist and Richard Wildman, Bruce Cochrane. Parade participants and spectators: There are just too many of you to mention in the 100-plus units that walked, biked, Segwayed, rode, drove, crawled and skipped down Periwinkle Way, and the thousands of you who saluted the flag, welcomed our grand marshals and cheered the entries and antics of the participants. You all have our heartfelt and endearing thanks and gratitude for your enthusiastic participation. Our promise to you and all the citizens of Sanibel and Captiva is that we have already started to plan for an even bigger and better 22nd annual Independence Day Parade in 2012. See yall next year! If you have any suggestions for next years parade or an idea for the parade theme, call Trish Phillips at 246-2981 or Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane at 472-8875. We are also looking for a marching band to participate in next years parade. If you know of someone we can contact, please let us know. Happily and gratefully, Your 2011 Independence Day Parade Committee: Trish Bissell-Phillips, co-chair; Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane, co-chair; KC Cuscaden, Mary Bondurant, Vicki Ashton, judges chairs; Billy Kirkland, Billys Bikes; Rob Lisenbee, Bank of the Islands; Lorin Arundel, Island Sun. Volunteer For The Pine Island Scallop SearchThe Pine Island Sound Scallop Search will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers may join the University of Florida/Lee County Sea Grant Extension program and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation by participating in this resource-monitoring program in which volunteers snorkel, looking for scallops in select areas within the sound. The purpose is to monitor and document the health and status of the bay scallop population. Up to 40 boats are needed with as many as 150 participants for the elusive bay scallop. Large populations of bay scallops ( Argopecten irradians) disappeared from Southwest Florida waters decades ago due in large part to degraded water quality, related declines in seagrass acreage, over-harvesting and other causes. Water quality and seagrasses have improved in many areas to levels that may once again support these important bivalves. This event is modeled after the successful Great Bay Scallop Search conducted in Tampa Bay since 1993. Pine Island Sounds inaugural event was in 2010. Reservations are required to participate in the event. Space is limited. Scallop searchers will meet at 9 a.m. at Pineland Marina, 13921 Waterfront Drive, Pineland, to receive survey equipment and instructions. Lunch will be provided upon return to shore and the reporting of information. Needed are volunteers with shallowdraft boats. Bring a dive flag if you have one. Canoes and kayaks are also welcome, but sites are very limited. Personal watercraft (Jet Skis, SeaDoos, etc.) are not allowed in the search. Let the organizers know how many additional people you can take aboard so you canbe paired with additional volunteer snorkelers. Snorkelers without boats are welcome, however space is limited. They should bring mask, snorkel and gloves and be able to snorkel/swim 50 meters (about 150 feet) along the bottom; fins and weight belt are optional but suggested. To sign up email Joy at hazellje@ or call the Lee County Sea Grant Extension office at 533-7518 A Great Place To Be Stranded 10 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 Check out our large selection of books and boutique beachwear! Mention this ad for 10% off**excludes Trollbeads Open 7 Days Premiering now at Read us online at ABWA MeetingThe Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of the American Business Womens Association (ABWA) invites all members and guests to the monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 9. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m and the meeting begins at 6. The August meeting will be at the Holiday Inn located on Middle Gulf Drive. This informal meeting will be a discussion of the results from the summer planning meetings regarding the monthly meeting presentations, fundraisers, subcommittees and any general thoughts about the chapter. Members are encouraged to bring their suggestions and ideas to this meeting. Input will determine the objectives and goals for the coming year. To secure your reservation RSVP to Gayle DeHaan-Garland ( or call 565-7872 by Friday, August 5. ABWA, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month focuses on bringing together women of professional and business interests to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. All money raised is used to further the education of women through seminars, conferences and scholarships. For more information, contact membership chair Barbara Boulton at 472-2929. CARD OF THANKS


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201112 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 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 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: 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. CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: 11580 Chapin Lane The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 14, 2010 thru April 24, 2011 Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 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: 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. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Reverend Dr. John Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Reverend Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday worship services: 10 a.m. Full service with nursery, child care and Sunday School. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m June through SeptemberDaily 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 ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys 239-472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays 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. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email GALLERYTOWERbttnfr tOpen7daysaweek10amto7pm 751TarponBayRoad,Sanibel,FL33957 239-472-4557www THESPOTforARTDinner And Movie Night Features NarniaOn Wednesday, August 3, at 6 p.m., Sanibel Community Church is hosting an island family dinner and movie night. Following fish and chips, attendees will board C.S. Lewiss Dawn Treader for an exciting journey to Narnia. An offering will be received for the meal and movie. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, (next to Jerrys Market). For more information call 4722684. From page 1Education Grantlevel, and, at the same time, be able to provide a secure future for herself and her family. Continuing Education grants are awarded to women who are returning to school after an absence of two years or more. PEO also offers the Star Scholarship to graduating high school seniors who will be full or part-time students. There is also an educational loan fund for those within two years of completing their degree and additional higher education grants. PEOs motto is Women helping women reach for the stars. PEO was established in 1869 by seven women at Iowa Wesleyan College. Today it has almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The Sanibel chapter was chartered in 1983. To learn more, visit Anyone interested in applying for or learning more about their eligibility for a loan or scholarship may contact Sanibel chapter President Sherry Vartdal at 472-1267. Call For ArtistsThe Art League of Fort Myers extends a welcoming reminder to all regarding its Call for Artists for its juried national exhibition Cele-BRAtion. Because this is a huge venue and the league wants to fill the Harborside Event Center with great art: Deadline for submissions of art is extended to August 10 $1,000 for best of show and four awards of excellence at $250 The artist shares 25 percent commission on the sale of art donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 75 percent from sale of art paid to the artist Open Theme: Artists painting does NOT have to be about breast cancer See the Rules and Application form at The Cele-BRA-tion National Juried Exhibition will be on exhibit for the month of October at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers downtown River District. Wine & Dine Wine & Dine on on Sanibel-Captiva p p Nights out on the town Events Concerts Weddings Anniversaries TOLL FREE 1-888-527-7806 LOCAL 472-4160


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201114 Outdoor & Indoor Dining Take-Out Pet Friendly Patio Baked Goods Beer & Wine Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerOlde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Rd.239.472.2625Breakfast, Lunch Daily 7am 2:30pm Dinner Tues Sat: 4pm 8pm Island Paws A Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownNOW SERVING DINNERWeve Got Your BennyDipptf!gspn!Usbejujpobm-!Sfvcfo-!Tbojcfm!Tisjnq-! Opwb!Tnplfe!Tbmnpo-!Wfsz!Wfhhjf-!ps!Zb.Bmm t!Tpvuifso! Fhht!Cfofejdu/!!Dpnf!usz! fn!bmm/ Reuben Benedict toasted English muffin topped with 1000 island dressing, grilled corned beef, two poachers & hollandaise sauce.Tues thru Sat: 4pm-8pm Outdoor & Indoor Dining Take-Out Pet Friendly Patio Baked Goods Beer & Wine Breakfast & Lunch Breakfast & Lunch Daily 7am 2:30pm Fresh SEAFOOD Entr ees Daily Veal, Chicken, Pasta & PizzaFEATURING SANIBELS ORIGINAL WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid with any other coupon. Expires 8/5/11 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days 4:30 9:30 pm HAPPY HOUR4:30-6 PM 1/2 PRICE Well Drinks & House Wines .50 OFF Bottled Beer HAPPY HOUR AT THE BAR! $5 APPETIZERS $5 VAN GOGH FLAVORED VODKA MARTINIS 4:30 TO 6 PM F h SEAFOODE Dil AT T HE B AR 5 APPETIZER S N GOGH FLAVORED D KA MARTINI S 4 :30 T O 6 P M THE ITALIAN KITCHEN Summer Camp Ends For YoungstersSummer Camp Fun at the Childrens Education Center ended last week. With weekly themes, the children were continuously busy with field day, making creative crafts, visits from Ms. Barb, Sanibels librarian, cooking special weekly recipes and performing their own circus, Under the Big Top. A special guest, Robbie the Ringmaster, came and performed his magic show. During All Those Animals Week, out came the puppets, jungle animals and farm animals. The children put on a pet show with their favorite plush animals. Of course, all the children received blue ribbons. It all ended with a water play day and pizza on Friday. The Childrens Education Centers academic program will resume on August 8. The center follows the Lee County School Districts calendar. There are still openings in all three age groups. The center is a VPK provider. Call Director Jana Yates for enrollment information at 472-4538. CECI is celebrating 37 years of dedication to education. Nikolas Bakos as a clown Under the Big Top, Stella Clark, the Tattoed Lady and Ben LeJeune, the Tattood Man Sean Sawicki as the circus ringmaster Sanibel Center 4 LifeBridge Mon. and Wed. 12:30 p.m. Happy Hour FitnessMon., Wed. and Fri.9 a.m. Yoga Is CorrectTues. and Thurs.9:30 a.m. Hand and FootTues. 12:30 p.m. Mah Jongg Thurs. 12:30 p.m. Mexican Train Thurs. 12:30 p.m.2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201116 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER 1Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane Trip To The Middle Groundsby Capt. Matt MitchellWith business slowing down for the summer, I took off for a few days the beginning of last week and went and did what any fishing guide would do on his time off: I went fishing. A client of mine from Orlando had a cancellation on an annual trip to the middle grounds and had given me a call a few weeks before. I jumped right on it. Not since I was a kid had I been out fishing on a head boat. The trip left from Hubbards Marina in Riviera Beach, near St. Petersburg. The boat left Sunday afternoon and returned at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Due to another cancellation a few days before, I even got to take a buddy along. Although I have lived down here more than 30 years, I have never fished the middle grounds and have always wanted to. Packing a few rods, tackle, a change of clothes and a case of oysters, we headed on the two-hour drive. The middle grounds is located roughly 70 to 100 miles west of Tampa and is legendary for bottom fishing action. This area has lots of hard bottom, springs and coral formations which really hold lots of fish. After reading up on what to expect, I was all smiles knowing I would not have to do anything but fish for the next few days. After everyone loaded their stuff on board, we left the marina at Johns Pass for the roughly a nine-hour run out to the first fishing spot. The 75-foot catamaran, Florida Fisherman II, is a big comfortable boat with a 28-foot beam, making for plenty of room for the 48 anglers aboard. Food and bunks are supplied on the trip and after a cheeseburger from the galley and rigging up my rods, I tried to catch a few hours sleep before we dropped down a bait. About 12:30 a.m. we reached our first spot, a hump as the captain described it, that came up from 140 feet to 110 feet. As soon as the lines hit the bottom it was on, not what we were looking for, but non-stop sharks. The threeto four-foot sharks were tangling everyone up and the mates had their hands full. Thirty minutes into this we pulled anchor and moved a few miles. This next spot was hot with lots of big mangrove snapper up to eight pounds. It took me a little while to get the hang of the bite as we were using circle hooks with a 6-ounce weight to hit the bottom. Everyone around me was catching fish. After a few hours and a couple of decent mangrove snapper, the bite slowed and we moved. At every stop, the bite was on. Mangrove snapper were the main fish being caught with a few red grouper and plenty of big gag grouper and amberjacks, which had to be released as season is closed on these two species. We fished through the night until, a few hours after sun-up, the bite slowed as we had been told it would. Moving spot to spot we picked up a few fish here and there with almost always someone hooked up all the time. At one point in the afternoon we had a few mahi mahi around the boat and a couple were even caught. The wide variety of species was really cool and included a few scamp grouper. Every time you dropped a bait you had no clue what kind of fish you would reel up next. My main goal on this trip was to catch a red snapper as this was the last day of red snapper season and I had never caught one before. Anglers on both sides of me had caught a few but for some reason I just could not get it done. Just before sunset the captain had one more hump to fish that he said had been holding good numbers of red snapper. We caught red snapper one after another and I had my two-day limit of four in less than 15 minutes. Everyone on the boat caught the snapper for about 30 minutes until the bite quit. Making one more stop before we headed in, a few anglers got a few more red snapper along with the biggest one taken on the trip, which was right around the 15-pound mark. This trip was a blast and I would suggest it to anyone. The captain, who is also the owner of the business, really has this long range overnight fishing down. His family has operated a charter boat for the last 40-plus years. The only thing that was better than the trip was all the fish I gave away and the Red Snapper Oscar I made with king crab my first night home. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email Send Us Your Fish TalesThe 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. Our catch from the trip


17 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 Friendly Faces, Helpful Friendly Faces, Helpful Personalized Service Personalized Service Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday(239)472-9300Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL Fresh Cut Flowers DailyAd Effective July 28 August 3 Fresh California Strawberries $3.99CrystalDrinking Water24 pack 1 lb. pkg. 2 for $5.00 1/2 gallon 2 for $7.00 $5.29 lb.Blue Bell Ice CreamFresh Cut Danish Baby Back Ribs icecreamchickwingshotdogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 Eco-Cruises And Junior NaturalistsCaptiva Cruises has introduced a new EcoCruise Expedition series. The Science at Sea Cruise will be one of five cruises included in the program. On this hands-on adventure, children and adults will be able to try their hands at marine biology. A trawling net will be used to observe and identify some of the unique inhabitants within our back bay waters, and information will be collected for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations (SCCF) ongoing water quality research. The Eco-Cruise Expeditions will also include the Shoreline Discovery Cruise, which will travel to a secluded beach accessible only by boat to explore nature that often goes unnoticed, followed by lunch on North Captiva; the Beach & Shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park; the Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Cruise with SCCF; and the Night Sky Astronomy Cruise. Children can take part in Captiva Cruises Junior Naturalist program. Upon completion of two of these designated Eco-Cruise Expeditions, participants will receive a Captiva Cruises Junior Naturalist certificate. After their first adventure, children ages two to 14 will receive a $5 off coupon towards the second Eco-Cruise Expedition. Captiva Cruises also offers lunch cruises to Cabbage Key and Useppa Island, Boca Grande Sailing Adventures and sunset cruises. Additional information and reservations for any of Captiva Cruises tours and programs may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Children can take part in the Junior Naturalist program


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201118 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATERCall for departure time 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Boca Grande Cruise 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians 239.472.0305 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel St o 2761 2 7 2 2 $5 Lunches! 239.472.0305 2 3 9 4 7 2 0 3 0 5 P.M. Deals y ou can eat Salad Bar $8.00 ni g htl y WED. Dou bl e Your Bas k et Ni ght THUR. Sus h i Ni ght ~ Happy Hour Nightly ~ Weekends 1-7 p m!!! E n t er t ainmen t!! D ann y Mor g an & Frien ds W e d nes d a y & Fri d a y 9 p m-c l os e $ $ $ $ 5 L u u n n c c h h e s s ! $ $ 5 L L u u n n c c h h e e s s ! 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FRIDAY LOBSTER FESTWhole Main Lobster Limited Availablility CROW Case Of The Week: Roundsby Emilie AlfinoEvery morning at around 9:30, CROW staff, students and volunteers in fact, anyone who is interested is welcome stop what they are doing and head to the second floor of the clinic for rounds. Rounds is, in part, a time to go over whatever anybody wants to talk about, whether its a particular case, disease processes, radiographs, and sometimes we have to do some housekeeping, explained Dr. Amber McNamara. Primarily, though, rounds is a teaching tool. Sometimes we spend the whole time teaching. Its a time when the students are all together and even though theyre obviously learning as they go every day, hopefully during rounds they can ask questions or bring up topics they want to know more about. Rounds is their time. When people hear rounds in relation to a health facility, they likely expect it to be a doctor visiting his or her patients at bedside. We cant do rounds the way doctors do in hospitals, Dr. Amber explained, because a whole group of people standing at an animals cage would be too high-stress but we can talk about them. Interestingly, in certain circumstances and for the same reasons, thats changing in some human situations, too. In some hospitals with ACE (Acute Care for Elders) wards, rounds take place in a conference room where one by one, health professionals talk about the patients. Each team member doctors, nurses, rehabilitation therapists might add some observation or clarify some fact. The reason is the same one Dr. Amber gave: an entire team of people at a patients bedside would be invasive, intimidating or frightening to the patient. Is this an improved way of doing things common to the animal and human worlds? On rounds this day, it was someones request to talk about herbs and how they do different things for healing. It was a full half-hour of teaching. Dr. Amber explained the use of Chinese and western herbs. The Chinese herbs are available only by veterinary prescription, while western herbs are made for human consumption and available at health food stores. In addition, Chinese herbs are used in conjunction with acupuncture. Dr. Amber referred students to the Chinese Veterinary Herbal Handbook, by Huisheng Xie, DVM. For a more reader-friendly option, she suggested Four Paws, Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs, by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM. Western herbs include yarrow and peppermint, which are used for digestive problems; St. Johns Wort, which is used for nerve injuries; eye bright, which helps bring blood flow to the back of the eye; liver detox, which includes milk thistle and dandelion and does exactly what it says: helps detoxify the liver. Calendula is topical and used for skin wounds; its both soothing and healing. There are many more; those are just a few. These herbs can be supported with vitamins and pain medications as needed. Dr. Amber went to the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida, which teaches traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, and took Introduction to Small Animal Acupuncture in 2007; she also took two herbal courses online. She is now a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Through her experience, she has discovered that herbs seem to be particularly effective with trauma, and that gopher tortoises seem very receptive to acupuncture. I hope rounds is fun for the students and not just me going on about things, said Dr. Amber. Its one of the two points of this job that I love: helping the animals and teaching the students and volunteers. Usually rounds is just a half hour out of the day and its a chance for the students to take a break and maybe learn something too. 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 www.crowclinic. org. From left: Jessica Brugler, DVM; Zachary Johnson; Dr. Amber McNamara; Lesley Swisher; and Shion Kremer


BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island19 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 As a result of Dads prowess with a casting net, Christopher Combs, grandson of Judy Hicks of Lake Murex, had more than enough pilchards for fishing. In the late afternoon on July 14, just in front of the Blue Dolphin on West Gulf Drive, Christopher successfully caught and released five snook. It was a grand fishing day. Unfortunately, it was also the last day of the family vacation. They cannot wait for next year! Christopher Combs with one of his snook Fish Caught Snowy And Wilsons Plover Nesting Updateby Joel Caouette, SCCF BiologistSnowy plover nesting season has come to a close, with a final count of 12 fledglings. Last year, there were only seven but the counts have been closer to 20 in previous years. This year, SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) is also monitoring Wilsons plover nests and there have been two nests, with a total of six fledglings. Learn more about these nesting shorebirds at SCCFs Snowy Plovers program, offered on August 4 at 10 a.m. SCCF monitors the summer nesting seasons of snowy plovers, Wilsons plover and sea turtles. Snowy plover mother and chick photo by SCCF Award Winning flavors from around the world Doc Fords Ft. Myers Beach 708 Fishermans Wharf D r 239.765.9660 Doc Fords Sanibel 975 Rabbit Road 239.472.8311 & ZAGATZAGAT.COMRated by: Follow us on acebook Tropical Salad! Doc F Home of the Island Mojito! Yucatan Shrimp! Try our Doc Fords Ft. Myers Beach Location! To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201120 Dolphin DazeStudents at Sanibel Sea Schools summer camp recently studied dolphins. Did you know that a female dolphin born under the Sanibel Causeway may live for 25 years and never venture more than 15 or 20 miles from the causeway? Pretty amazing, but female Atlantic bottlenose dolphins have perfected the art of blooming where they are planted wouldnt it be great if everyone could do that? During camp week, students studied how dolphins use biosonar echolocation to see the world around them. Dolphins produce sound waves with the assistance of the melon, a fatty organ located in their foreheads that is believed to help them focus the sound waves used for echolocation. The shape of the large rounded forehead of dolphins comes from the underlying melon gland. To demonstrate how echolocation works, students and counselors had a rousing game of echo location, Sanibel Sea Schools rendition of Marco Polo, only where the one who is it wears a blacked-out snorkeling mask and thus cannot peak. Campers also learned that dolphins have voices apart from their echolocation. They use their voices to produce a variety of clicks and whistles through which they communicate with one another. Each dolphin has a signature voice used to distinguish individuals in their social groups these social groups are called pods. Back in camp, the kids made drums from cast off large food cans and saw how each of them could create a signature voice distinguishable from the others in the pod. With drums at hand, next came a drumming circle and talk about the difference between noise and music, but it was unclear whether the group succeeded at the latter rather than the former. Students spent time learning to throw a cast net and gained a better appreciation for the challenges dolphins face to capture their daily ration of nearly 25 pounds of fish. The group played cooperative hunting games, frolicked in the warm gulf waters and pretended to be dolphins while learning to surf dolphins are perhaps the worlds best surfers. Sanibel Marina donated a fun-filled cruise on the Stars and Stripes for all of the campers, where they were treated to the spectacular sight of dolphins surfing in the wake. It was a great way to have a close encounter of the dolphin kind. Sanibel Sea School and its students are grateful to the many people who help create life-long ocean experiences and memories at the school. Baileys quenches their thirst with an unending supply of ice, and the Island Cow provides hamburgers and hot dogs for Friday cookouts. The Bait Box donates nets, expertise and Deanna Craig continues the time-honored island tradition of learning how to cast net A lot of happy faces as Frank Kolencik pushes off: Katherine Fernandez, Molly Chase and Samantha Sette prepare to canoe San Carlos Bay An underwater scavenger hunt. Dozens of sea treasures were on the list, and the students found them all Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.comHappy Hour Daily 4-6 10 Midnight at3 3 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! 13 Dinners for $13. before 6:00 PM 7 days$6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only) Friday is stillLOBSTER NIGHT!Cinco de Mayo!All Weekend May 5th 8th Margaritas Coronas Mexican Dinners & Appetizers Eat, Drink and watch ALL the NHL & NBA Playoff games! Do we sell so much sh because its FRESH or is it FRESH because we sell so much? 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music


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23 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Lauren Carpenter (11) of Kennesaw, Georgia found an alphabet cone on the beach by Clamshell East while staying there during her Sanibel visit. Shell Found Lauren Carpenter Carla Knotts of Jackson, Missouri found a junonia at West Gulf Drive while staying at Blue Dolphin. Shell Found Carla Knotts Riley (9) and Nick (12) Outten of Windermere, Florida found alphabet cones on Blind Pass while staying at Tarpon Beach. They said, During a great day of snorkeling and shelling, we both found beautiful alphabet cones. Shells Found Riley and Nick Outten Maritime Triviaby Bryan HenryIn their larval stage, tarpon are transparent, have a ribbonlike body and prominent fanglike teeth (which they dont later have), and are less than an inch long. The claws of the delectable stone crab can exert a pressure of 15,000 pounds per square inch. Floridas first swimming pool was built by Thomas Edison in 1900 on his Fort Myers estate. Thomas Edison assisted the government during World War I when he was with the Naval department working on submarine detecting devices. He gave to the Navy many patents which are still in use today. There are 45 indigenous species of plants in the Florida Everglades that can be found nowhere else in the world. More than 150 species of tropical fish are found in and around Floridas coral reefs. A fully developed hurricane may encompass more than 10,000 square miles of ocean surface. Sea foam, which can be white, greenish or brownish, is caused by pulverized plankton, the froth being their cells and their fat thats whipped into suds. 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.


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201124 Seniors Monthly Paddle OutingThe Sanibel Center 4 Life Seniors met Tuesday for their monthly paddling outing at Port Sanibel Marinas Adventures in Paradise. After launching their kayaks in the water, everyone paddled along Connie Mack Island into Punta Rassa Cove. Following the marked trails through the winding mangrove forest gave the group a great opportunity to see the many bottlenose dolphins, West Indian manatees, and a vast variety of bird and marine life. The marked trail is roughly a two-mile long loop in a shallow water estuary giving a great experience of the old back country of Florida, where one never knows what one may come across. From mangrove terrapins to bald eagles, every outing discovers a different adventure. The Sanibel Center 4 Life activities take place at the City Civic Center at the corner of Library Way and Palm Ridge Road, phone 472-5743 Adventures in Paradise Canoeing & Kayaking departs from Port Sanibel Marina, 14341 Port Comfort Road, Fort Myers, phone 472-8443, or visit www. Student Volunteers At Shell MuseumGaby Sanchez, a senior business marketing major at Florida Gulf Coast University, wanted to find a rewarding place to volunteer this summer as part of her colloquium course work and FGCUs service learning requirement. She found what she was looking for at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, and she stops by two or three days a week to assist visitors in the Exhibit Hall. For her training, Gaby watched shell-related videos and received a tour and a comprehensive script containing facts about the museum and its displays. I wanted to get involved with something that was more educational, more centered on what we are surrounded by, she said of the museum. I wanted to learn more and give back at the same time and absorb what was around me, because we dont appreciate it as much when were so busy going to school. Speaking of busy along with a full course load, Gaby is an FGCU student government senator, works part-time in retail sales, and belongs to the Kappa Delta sorority. Being a native of Guatemala, she is fluent in Spanish, and she also knows some German, which comes in handy for a tourist spot that welcomes a high volume of international guests. Im a people person, the friendly volunteer said. I enjoy talking to people and getting to know other people. After graduating from FGCU, Gaby plans to pursue an MBA degree. In the meantime, she is relishing her shell museum experience. I enjoy learning about my surroundings and being able to share that knowledge with other people, she said. I think thats probably the most rewarding thing. Front row: Kathy Grady, Rachel Poston, Doris DeWitt, Pam Zapf, Candy Engleman. Behind them: Mark Grady, Bob Chaney, Dan Moeder, Nicholas Grecko, Tita Holleran, Bill Holleran, Ray Vazques DDWS Funds Two More InternsDing Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) has provided $35,000 for intern living expense stipends for J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in the 20102011 fiscal year. DDWS budget provides seven or more biology, education, and visitor services interns each year; two new interns joined the staff earlier this month as part of the successful program. A native of Stuart, Florida, and graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelors degree in computer information systems, Jen Delater clocked in as a refuge visitor services intern to assist Ranger Jeff Combs with Education Center front desk duties, volunteer program management, and other responsibilities. Maggie MacNeil hails from Geneva, New York, and recently graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with a masters degree in biology. She did her undergraduate studies at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. As a biology intern, she is busy doing wildlife surveys and water and invasive species monitoring. The Wildlife Societys intern program fills in the gaps left by federal budget cuts and at the same time strengthens these young interns dedication to the environment, said Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik. Its a win-win situation, and we are forever grateful for the societys support. Sea Turtle UpdateSea turtle activity as of July 22: Sanibel East: 35 nests, 81 false crawls*, 3 hatches Sanibel West: 230 nests, 334 false crawls, 32 hatches Captiva: 73 nests, 50 false crawls, 31 hatches Sea Turtle Activity as of July 22, 2010 Sanibel East: 15 nests, 61 false crawls, 0 hatches Sanibel West: 118 nests, 223 false crawls, 12 hatches Captiva: 52 nests, 106 false crawls, 11 hatches Sea Turtle Activity as of July 22, 2009 Sanibel East: 24 nests, 57 false crawls, 1 hatch Sanibel West: 142 nests, 167 false crawls, 33 hatches Captiva: 77 nests, 62 false crawls, 24 hatches *false crawl a failed nesting attempt If you have questions, or would like to know more about sea turtles on Sanibel, contact or call the Turtle Office at 472-2329 ext. 228. 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25 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 E E njoy Beachfront Casual Dining Located inside the Historic Island Inn 3111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Andrea is back! The best view on Sanibel! Enjoy our full bar and lounge! Call for reservations (239) 472-4559 or visit Live Music and Dancing Every Night of the week! I talian & Mediterranean Cuisine F ull Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge Featuring Prime Rib Special & Prime Jazz on Wednesday, August 3rd! Father Al & the Jazz Congregation Paul Ventura, Mr. Swing A full night of Jazz, featuring Paul Ventura, Mr.Swing, with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation. Make your reservations today! Plant SmartWoolly Pyramidflowerby Gerri ReavesWoolly pyramidflower (Melochia tomentosa) is an erect perennial shrub presumed extirpated in parts of its South Florida range. In the wild, this resilient native species usually occurs in pine rocklands. A tap and lateral root system makes it very drought-tolerant, so its a lowmaintenance flowering ornamental for a dry landscape. The tiny reddish brown pyramidal seed capsules inspire the common name, as do the hairy leaves. Tomentosa means fuzzy, thus the descriptor woolly for the oval or lanceshaped serrated leaves. Melochia derives from the Greek word for honey. The five-petaled flowers, which range from pink, purple, or blue with a yellow eye, bloom spring to fall. Capable of tolerating nutrient-poor, rocky, and sandy soil, this plant grows in locations that daunt other species. It prefers sun, but must have a well-drained location. It is not salt-tolerant, however. It can reach 10 feet in height with an equal width. Another common name, teabush, refers to the tea made from the leaves that is used as a cold treatment and eyewash. Sources: and Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricaneand pest-resistant South Florida landscape. Hairs on the serrated leaves explain the description woolly Native woolly pyramidflower will tolerate drought, poor soil, full sun, and rocky habitats Flowers range in color from pink to purple to blue photos by Gerri Reaves


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201126 Book ReviewThe Outbreak Of Rebellionby Max FriedersdorfCall it the luck of the draw. Or call it chance, accident, fortune, fate or simply being in the right place at the right time. Whatever its name, the main chance in life often rides on an astonishing randomness that has the appearance of destiny, but in retrospect is nothing more than some unexplainable serendipity. Such was the case with John George Nicolay who served as President Abraham Lincolns private secretary during the American Civil War, witnessing close from inside the administration the debate and decision-making that forged the Union response to the Southern secession. Nicolay came to that high position with typical qualifications of that era: journalism, sound party affiliation, and personal connections. Nicolay was born in Bavaria in 1832 and emigrated to America with his parents six years later. The family settled in Illinois and young Nicolay became a newspaperman in Pittsfield, eventually gaining ownership of the paper, but gave it up in 1857 to become a clerk in the office of the Illinois secetary of state. The office was frequented by a tall, lanky lawyer from Springfield. Lincoln stopped by to look up election returns and met the 25-year-old Nicolay, by then a Republican in politics. After gaining the Republican nomination for president in 1860, Lincoln hired Nicolay to help with the mail, and when Lincoln won the presidency, Nicolay in turn hired John Hay to help with even greater amounts of correspondence. The team went to the White House and were at the presidents elbow for his four-year term and after his re-election in 1864 before the assassination in Fords Theater on April 15, 1865. Naturally, Nicolay, who lived until 1901, possessed both strong opinions and deep knowledge of the conflict, which he had observed from its highest level of politics and grand strategy. After the war Nicolay married and served as consul in Paris, and he and Hay gained lasting fame as Lincolns biographers. In 1881, Nicolay also wrote The Outbreak Of Rebellion, a first-hand account of the Civil War starting with the secession fever that gripped the South; the opening guns at Fort Sumter; Lincolns masterly efforts to keep the border states in the Union, and the stunning Union defeat and chaotic retreat in the first major battle of the war in the summer of 1861 at Manassas Junction (Bull Run) near Washington. From his inside perch at the White House Nicolay had an intimate knowledge of the individuals and actions involved. His account has the urgency and immediacy of events happening now, rather than 150 years ago. Nicolays disappointment is still palpable after a century and half when Robert E. Lee, an officer of great promise, declines President Lincolns offer to lead the Northern military forces, and instead, accepts the Virginia command against the United States. (Everybody knows how that worked out). The Outbreak Of Rebellion, by John G. Nicolay. Originally published in 1881 by Scribners, New York. Reissued in paperback by Plenum Publishing Corp., New York, 226 pages, eight maps, $12.95. Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownFairy Taleby DL Brownwhen I was young I lived in a shoemy mother was a goose my father Dr. SeussI sailed a pea green boat hiked with Red Riding Hood danced with Pinocchio sang with the Seven Dwarfs flew with Peter Panthere are other things I could have done but then you see I was only one Don Brown, retired architect and native Floridian, is author of Florida Scrub Country, Joy in the Moment and Passage Through Mangroves, poetry books available from the Sanibel and Captiva Libraries. His books can be browsed online at He is poet laureate of the MIT Class of 1951. Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Closed Sundays Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... For consideration, please send typed poems with a short biography to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Attn: Don Brown or send a Microsoft Word attachment to donbrown@alum. Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe) Summer Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-4, Sat. 239-395-1350 Read Us Online At


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ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201128 RESERVATIONS ANDDIRECTIONS:239482-6765EXT.117650 SANCARLOSBLVD. Fort Myers At The Sandy Butler, gourmet is VISITTHESANDYBUTLERforaTASTEOFGOURMETTODAY OURMET Experience BringthiscouponandreceiveISRW7/1110%OFFOfferexpires8/31/2011.Notvalidascashortowardthepurchaseofagiftcard.Onecardperperson, pervisit.Cannotbecombinedwithotherdiscountsorpromotions.Notapplicabletowardtaxorgratuity.yourentire purchaseat ourgourmet marketORyour checkat TheSandyButler restaurant our forte. From fine dining in our elegant restaurant to fresh takeout and exclusive Butler label products, The Sandy Butler is a true full-service gourmet market and restaurant. We even take care of your catering and gift basket needs. Just ring the Butler! JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge2 for 1 DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 Come & Enjoy Come & Enjoy Your Favorite Your Favorite Sports Team Sports Team on our on our Big screen tvs Big screen tvs 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebook Sanibel-Captiva Art League Art League Members Show Their PaintingsLocal tropical and nautical scenes are always a favorite with visitors to the Sanibel-Captiva Art League Annual Summer Art Exhibits currently on view at Sanibel Public Library and in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery. Included in Phillips Gallery are 11 Artreach Banners. These colorful banners were made by students. The artists show how human trafficking affects individuals and families. Many nature studies are included in the exhibits along with still life, architecture, portraits and abstract paintings in a variety of media and sizes The changing color of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico along with the lush vegetation and flowers provide subject matter during the leagues weekly Paint-outs. The staff at the library, 472-2483, and BIG ARTS, 3950900, invite residents and visitors to visit their facilities and participate in the events offered. The buildings are located near each other on Dunlop Road. For Art League information write to PO Box 1192, Sanibel FL 33957 or log on to Stanley Timson Carolyn Johns Mike Mouckios Anne Bischoff Silhoutte Stop


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ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201130 The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining Specials Every Day Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDS Around The Islands With AnneTime To Secure Your A/C System And Get Jobs Done Around The Houseby Anne MitchellHurricanes, and even strong tropical storms, can shake a lot of things loose, including your precious air conditioning equipment from its outdoor perch. Sanibel Air Conditioning recommends that homeowners make sure to secure their air conditioning systems to avoid costly damage and loss of use. The crew at Sanibel Air Conditioning remembers after Hurricane Charley in August 2004 spending many hours driving around the islands looking for what they refer to as hangers. We always try to remind homeowners that they should secure their air conditioners, said Todd Hayes, co-owner of the company. There were so many of these hangers after Charley and we spent a tremendous amount of time cutting them down. Hangers are air conditioning units that get blown off their support posts or roofs and end up dangling by their piping. Those that get completely blown off can get damaged almost beyond recognition. After Charley, these 200to 300-pound pieces of equipment were hanging by mere threads at many of the islands residences. To secure the units, hurricane straps can be added to your system when preparing your home for a storm, said Hayes. Its important that the stand is in good condition and that the electric and refrigerant lines are also properly secured. You spend a lot of money having these systems installed and maintained, so its essential to protect your investment and avoid coming home to an unpleasant situation, he said. Hurricane seasons runs June 1 through November 30. For up-to-date hurricane information and guides, visit the City of Sanibels website: Departments/Police-including-Emergency-Management/Hurricane-EmergencyManagement. The dog days of summer, for those of us who remain on the islands year round, can be a time to get those small jobs done around the home and garden. Contractors and handymen are not as busy and houseguests are fewer. Also, as we are in the middle of hurricane season, its a time to take a look around for trees and overhanging limps that might be problematic in high winds and get someone to trim them. A good place to start your search is in the Professional Directory at the back of the Island Sun. Whether you need shutters, impact glass, plumbing, electrical work, screens, home improvement or remodeling, you will find a wealth of sources to call. June and Jen Chiaramonte, owners of Why Knot in The Village shopping center, are making an early start of their usual Labor Day sale. To show appreciation for their year round customers, they have marked down many items by 50 to 75 percent. Some pieces are for summer wear, others are well worth saving for the cooler months. I took a preview of their sale room and found all kinds of goodies, including luxurious and light ruffle-edged cashmere capes, great coordinating linen separates, jogging jackets, lightweight sweaters and lots of casual, island-style items for which the store is noted. There are also novelty printed pj sets at $25. If you go, do check out the humorous 7-ounce drinking flasks with photos of s-style moms making outrageous comments, including one stylish lady saying to her daughter, Monica, dear, that was a precious little story. Now be a sweetheart and fix Mommy another martini. Made by MikWright, theyre great gag gifts that might be useful as well! ($28). Another great sale, now in its closing days, is at Lucky Dog, where everything in the store is half price. That A selection of dresses and jewelry at Lucky Dog MikWright drink flask with s images, from Why Knot


31 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano.TWEEN WATERS INN ISLAND RESORT 15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COM Youve gotta see it to believe it. Hermit crabs racing for you, and for a good cause in the world-famous, you-gotta-be-kidding-meNASCRAB Crab Races. And the only place to see it? The Crows Nest. Monday and Thursday, Family Show 5:30 pm, Grown-ups 9 pm. The Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. T ake Tuesdays Prime Rib Special, $29.95 for Two. Wednesdays Pasta Special, $15.95. Fridays Fish Fry Special, $17.95. Or Sundays BBQ Special, $17.95. Plus music Friday and Saturday, 10,000 Views. WHETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. YOU FIND CRAB ON THE MENU A LOTTA PLACES. BUT CRAB ON THE TABLE? ONLY ONE. NOT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. WE MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT. Reservations: 239.472.5161 x421. Feast your eyes and your appetite. Open nightly. Public Welcome. includes clothing, jewelry, purses and shoes, and it lasts until the end of July. Lucky Dog has some of the most unusual and funky clothing youll find in these parts, as well as classic day-to-day outfits. If you like the lagenlook or layered look, with tucks, ruches and asymetrical details, youll find plenty here to please you. The clothing is stylish, even edgy, but still has laid-back, comfortable qualities suitable for our climate. Owner Carol Damico is clearing the decks to make way for her new seasons merchandise, which starts arriving in August. Lucky Dog is at 2359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel (across from the intersection with Palm Ridge Road). LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment nightly from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. This week the entertainment is by The Captiva Band. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grown-up races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. Traditions on the Beach has live music and dancing with pianist Joe McCormick and vocalists Marvilla Marzan and Barbara Smith. The restaurant is inside the Island Inn at 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-4559. Traders Store & Caf, 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 Courtneys on Sanibel on Thursdays and Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. and on Sundays at the tiki bar from 2 to 5 p.m. Courtneys is at 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, phone 472-4646. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. Heres 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 & Wendys 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 395-1263. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, has live entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 472-0606. 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 472-0305, RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and outside, phone 3951142. Keylime Bistro on Captiva features live entertainment seven days and nights each 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 emailing or calling Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Baggy, ruched pants with a stylish handkerchief hem top exemplify the funky styles featured at Lucky Dog Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.


CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Restaurant & DeliDaily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch DinnerOpen Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m. The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. Filet MignonsDining Awards: 6 years running 472-8138 THE ISLANDS' ONLY REAL BARBECUE! Open Daily at 11:30am Sunday thru Thursday until 9pm Friday and Saturday until 10pmWE CATER TOO! 239-472-75015400 Plantation Rd Captiva Island, FL 33924 Fine Italian Dining751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239.395.4022www.iltesoro.netCarry out hours 5 to 10 everyday BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201132 My Stars FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 1, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A misunderstanding tests the temperament of the sometimes headstrong Aries. Instead of blowing your top, take time for a pleasant diversion while things cool down. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A workplace problem could make the divine Bovine see red. But talk it out before you consider walking out. Some surprising facts emerge that change your earlier focus. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You face a choice between ignoring your uneasy feelings about your relationship with that special person and demanding explanations. A close friend offers wise counsel. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change youd been hoping for carries an unexpected complication. Stay the course, and things will work themselves out. Be sure to make time for family and friends. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Aspects favor spending time with loved ones. On the job, new ideas are generally welcomed. But some demands for changes could cause problems. Be ready to defend your choices. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Good news: That workplace problem is close to being resolved with results that should please everyone. Take time off to indulge your love of fun and games. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Most of the time you are the most unflappable person around. But be ready to be thrown offbalance in the nicest way when Cupid takes aim in your direction. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Its not often when someone tries to sting the sharp-witted Scorpion. But it can happen. Continue to be skeptical about anything that seems too good to be true. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your strong sense of self-esteem helps you serve as a role model for someone who needs personal reassurances. Your efforts pay off in an unexpected way. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Someone close considers revealing a painful secret. Withhold judgment. Instead, open your generous heart, and offer dollops of your love and understanding. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your talents as a peacemaker are called upon once more as an old problem re-emerges with new complications. Move cautiously in order to avoid falling into hidden traps. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your artistic side is enhanced with the reception given to your new project. Use this success as encouragement toward fulfilling your larger goals. BORN THIS WEEK: Your natural sense of leadership is combined with a deep sense of responsibility. People trust you to give them both guidance and understanding. On Aug. 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden are found hacked to death in their Fall River, Mass., home. Daughter Lizzie, later immortalized in a famous rhyme, was arrested and charged with the double homicide. Taken with her Christian persona, the all-male jury acquitted her. Today, the house where the Borden murders occurred is a bed and breakfast. On Aug. 5, 1914, the worlds first electric traffic signal is put into place on the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland. It consisted of four pairs of red and green lights that served as stop-go indicators, each mounted on a corner post. On Aug. 6, 1928, Andy Warhol, one of the most influential artists of the latter part of the 20th century, is born in Pennsylvania. He took literally the advice of an art teacher who said he should paint the things he liked. He liked ordinary things, such as comic strips, canned soup and soft drinks, and so he painted them. On Aug. 2, 1939, Wes Craven, the man responsible for terrorizing millions of moviegoers with his Nightmare on Elm Street series, is born in Cleveland. Craven began his directing career with 1972s The Last House on the Left, a violent teen horror film. On Aug. 7, 1947, Kon-Tiki, a balsa wood raft captained by Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl, completes a 4,300-mile, 101-day journey from Peru to Raroia in the Tuamotu Archipelago, near Tahiti. Heyerdahl wanted to prove his theory that prehistoric South Americans could have colonized the Polynesian islands by drifting on ocean currents. On Aug. 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. USS Nautilus, the worlds first nuclear submarine, dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of the world. On Aug. 1, 1966, Charles Whitman takes a stockpile of guns and ammunition to the observatory platform atop a 300-foot tower at the University of Texas and proceeds to shoot 46 people, killing 14 and wounding 31. It was 20th-century U.S. Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson who made the following sage observation: The price of freedom of religion or of THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE


33 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 How Heat Loads Are Calculatedby Bryan HayesHere is a subject thats guaranteed to make your day. Its so exciting and thrilling that youre going to call someone right away to share this new bit of knowledge. Just ask any of our technicians who perform this task and youre certain to see them brimming with excitement. Well, maybe not... Its actually quite boring. But this task is important enough for me to feel that its worth writing about. So, what exactly is this heat load calculation and what sort of function does it serve? It is exactly what the name implies. It determines the amount of heat thats inside your home and needs to be removed by your air conditioner. This test is usually only performed when you are planning to install a new air conditioner. Its purpose is to determine what size air conditioning system is needed. You might wonder why not just install the same sized system that was in there before, but that is not a good idea. When a technician is sizing your home for a new comfort system, he has many parameters to consider. When we do heat load calculations, we find that time and time again systems in many homes are oversized. This is because of the old thought that bigger means better, but in the a/c business if you dont pay attention to what you actually need in a comfort system, youre asking for trouble. Your home comfort system serves two major functions: to reduce temperature and humidity. As Ive discussed in my recent articles, proper humidity reduction is achieved when air passes through your system a predetermined number of times per hour. If a system is too large it will bring the temperature down too quickly, lowering the number of air exchanges and will fail to properly dehumidify your home. If a system is oversized and isnt dehumidifying properly, it will provide an excellent environment for microorganisms to grow. So, you may ask, Why do I need to know about heat load calculation? My answer is that you dont have to know how to do it. However, you do need to keep this mind when shopping for a new system and make sure that your air conditioning contractor knows how to properly assess what type of system your home will need. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Appetizers Sunset Shrimp CocktailPesto marinated and grilled large Gulf shrimp, Chilled and served on horseradish coulis, Sherry crme fresh and mango salsa 13Sunset CevicheGulf Grouper, shrimp and scallops marinated in Florida citrus, avocado and tomatoes. Served with crispy herb at bread 15Coastal Lobster Crab CakesTwo pan seared Maine lobster and lump crab cakes with a vanilla rum sauce and mango crme fraische 17Beef CarpaccioThinly shaved all natural beef tenderloin, with fried capers, Kalamata olive tapenade, sweet onions, shaved parmesan cheese with Asiago crostinis 14Seasonal Harvest BruschettaSeasonal tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers and Goat cheese 11Fried Baby ArtichokesCreamy garlic herb stuf ng, smoked tomato aioli and marinated roasted peppers 11Soup Lobster BisqueThis creamy bisque is nished with Sherry, ne herbs and Lobster 11Salads CaesarRomaine lettuce, Parmesan Reggiano cheese tossed in our homemade dressing and topped with Chardonnay brined anchovies and grape tomatoes 11Warm Baby Spinach SaladGorgonzola crumbles, apple vinaigrette, sweet and spicy pecans, applewood smoked bacon and sauted sweet onions over fresh baby spinach 12Avocado and Tomato SaladVine ripe tomatoes and avocadoes in a balsamic and roasted garlic dressing, with Tuscan artichokes, Pepita encrusted warm Goat Cheese and roasted peppers 12Sunset Grouper Fresh gulf Grouper encrusted in Macadamia nuts and pan seared, served on a bed of julienne vegetables, coconut rum butter, Mango fruit salsa and Key lime beurre blanc. 27.99Grilled Dill SalmonWood grilled Atlantic salmon with roasted vegetable wild rice and nished with a dill Dijon crme. 26.99Tanglewood Farms Organic Chicken RouladeFree range, air chilled and all natural chicken stuffed with organic Apricots and seasonal mushrooms with a savory apple and Brie bread pudding. Topped with an apple brandy veal jus. 25.99Shrimp PastaFour jumbo shrimp, Sauted with a touch of garlic, tomato and fresh herbs. Served on a bed of home made Pappardelle pasta tossed with artichokes, prosciutto and baby spinach in a light white wine, lemon and cream 29.99Beef TenderloinA 6 oz. wood grilled let of beef, served atop an Applewood smoked bacon jus, with sauce Barnaise. Accompanied by Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. 32.99New York Strip SteakA wood grilled 12 ounce New York Strip steak, mesquite seasoned and topped with Stilton compound butter. Served beside herb and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. 30.99Key West Beer Brined Slow Roasted Pork ShankCaribbean spiced and marinated pork shank served with sweet and spicy roasted corn relish, and a key lime beurre blanc. With Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. 25.99Heart Healthy EntreHickory grilled Sword sh with lemon caper sauce, topped a Mediterranean salsa and served with roasted vegetable wild rice 26.99 Breakfast 8:30am 2pm Lunch 11am 2pm Dinner 6 pm 9 pm Dinner Reservations Recommended 6536 Pine Ave. Sanibel Island 239-472-2333 Located where Sanibel meets Captiva speech or of the press is that we must put up with, and even pay for, a good deal of rubbish. Its common knowledge that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is regularly ranked as one of the worlds wealthiest people, but you might not realize that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the worlds wealthiest charitable organization, with an endowment of $36.7 billion. If youre planning a trip to Iowa anytime soon, you might want to schedule a stop in the town of Walcott. There you can visit the Iowa 80 Truckstop, the worlds largest. With a whopping 220 acres, the truck stop is 1.5 times the size of Disneyland. Historians say that famed German composer Ludwig van Beethoven was quite particular about his coffee. It is claimed that he counted out exactly 60 coffee beans for each cup that he drank. The longest mountain range on Earth is located underwater -in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, to be specific. Its nearly 25,000 miles long, and the only part of it thats above water is the nation of Iceland. If you are an American of a certain age, you almost certainly spent time watching the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. The iconic bottle where the genie lived wasnt actually created for the show; the set dressers used a Jim Beam holiday decanter from 1964. It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. -Mark Twain THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201134 Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Jet Blue Park New Red Sox Spring Training Homeby Ed FrankRising rapidly from the ground on the east side of Fort Myers is the $77.9-million Jet Blue Park the new state-of-the-art spring training home for the Boston Red Sox. It is, however, much more than an 11, 000-seat replica of Bostons historic Fenway Park. The grounds also will include six practice fields, facilities for the Red Sox minor league operations, six lighted soccer fields and parking for 3,400 vehicles. Jet Blue Park not only will be used for major and minor league spring training, but will serve year round as the physical training and rehab location for Red Sox players. Were right on time and right on budget, said Bob Taylor, project manager for the sprawling facility. January 12 is the completion date, giving us a month to move in and set up offices as players report in mid-February, he added. About 200 construction workers are currently employed at Jet Blue Park which is located on Daniels Parkway about one mile east of I-75. The stadiums curved seating bowl is complete and ready for the installation of seats. The playing fields have been leveled and sanded and will be seeded in August. Major and minor league clubhouses and office structures are being framed. The stadium itself will be an exact replica of Fenway with the same dimensions and playing characteristics, including the famous Green Monster in left field. The City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers has served as the Red Sox spring training home since 1993. However, the lack of parking and the inconvenience of having the practice facilities and minor league operations two miles away resulted in Lee County building the new facility or face the likelihood that the Red Sox would move elsewhere. The Red Sox have signed a new 20-year commitment to remain here. Left unanswered, however, is the future use of the City of Palms Park. Efforts will continue to bring a third major league team here, and there has been talk of converting the stadium into a national swimming complex. With the permanent training and rehab headquarters part of Jet Blue Park, it is likely that some Red Sox players will make their home here to take advantage of the modern equipment year round. Every spring, the Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins face each other at least five or six games in competition for the Mayors Cup. Now they will have to travel no more than 10 minutes the distance between the Twins Hammond Stadium and the new Jet Blue Park. Fort Myers Bert Blyleven Now a Hall of Famer It took 14 years of frustration and disappointment, but last Sunday was Bert Blylevens dream come true as he was installed in baseballs Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Blyleven, who spent 14 years on the Hall of Fame ballot before receiving the necessary 75 percent voting approval, struck out 3,701 batters in a 22-year major league career, the fifth most of all time. He also is only one of two pitchers to win games before their 20th birthday and after their 40th birthday. Blyleven, who lives in Fort Myers, spent 11 seasons with the Twins and is their all-time leader in pitching complete games at 141. Tough Stretch for Fort Myers Miracle It has been a tough second-half season for the Fort Myers Miracle having lost five consecutive games through Monday of this week. The Miracle were swept on the road last week at Clearwater, losing four in a row. And they began an eight-game home stand Monday dropping a 6-1 decision to the Tampa Yankees. Following three more games with Tampa this week at Hammond Stadium, the Miracle host Lakeland this weekend with 7:05 p.m. starts Friday and Saturday, a 1:05 p.m. matinee Sunday and conclude the home stand with a 7:05 p.m. game Monday against Lakeland. The Miracle began the week with a 14-17 second-half record. Jet Blue Park Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom ecurities o o e not a Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


35 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 PGA TipsJunior Golfers by Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalJunior golfers are some of my favorite people to teach. They seem to really love it when they hit a good shot, and the joy of teaching something new to a child is seeded deep within us all. Here are a few suggestions before sending your junior to his or her first golf lesson: 1. Age is not the biggest factor in deciding if its the right time for golf lessons. Talk to your children what interests them about golf? What is their maturity level for their age? Why do they want to golf? 2. A juniors attention span and interest in detail is less than adults. Keep the lessons brief at first (15 to 30 minutes depending on maturity level). 3. Make sure the instructor includes safety and etiquette in the lesson plan. Talk to the instructor beforehand and let them know that your child would like help with safety and etiquette first. 4. See that your junior has properly fitted clubs for his size. Bad habits last a lifetime, and a child trying to swing your old cut down driver may not be what she is physically ready to handle. A child will make compensations for something too heavy that may affect him later. 5. Instruction should lead to a chance to play on the course. Make sure that the child gets a reasonable mix of swing instruction and play on the golf course. Kids love to play let them! 6. Make sure the instruction is fun. If they say they dont like going, dont make them. They will grow to resent golf or go only to please you, and both are not good reasons to play golf. Little LeagueSanibels Little League Baseball has a new board. They are as follows: Kim Alexander, Shannon Tumminello, Tim Drobnyk, Dave Meunch, Chuck Phoenix, Jesse Orsino, Mark Macalka, Eric Maw and Mike Murray. The final Free Skills Clinic of the season, for all ages, will take place on Friday, August 5 at 6 p.m., followed by a family baseball game and cookout at 7 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by Phoenix Law PLLC. For more information, contact Kim Alexander, 472-0004. Teen Paddle Boarding AdventureThe Sanibel Recreation Department is offering a paddle boarding adventure for teens. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided. Meet at 9 a.m. at the rec center on Saturday, July 30 (weather permitting), then head over to the causeway islands for a paddle boarding adventure. The outing is for teens ages 12 to 15 and the cost is $15 per person. Teens will have the opportunity to experience paddle boarding, which is a fast growing sport that combines surfing and kayaking, while providing a great core workout. Teens will return to the Sanibel Recreation Center at approximately 11:30 a.m. 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. Send your editorial copy Read us online at 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 www.jnaislandrealestate.comIf you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! Copacetic EstateCopacetic Estate, as the name indicates is Captiva life at its nest. 4 Bedroom 6 Bath Main House with pool is both spacious and elegant yet the mood is tranquil and comforting. The Top Floor Master Suite with Private Of ce, Exercise Room and 2 Full baths has expansive views of the Bay. A picture perfect 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Guest House surrounded in lush tropical landscaping, its own private pool and Gazebo, wrap around decks and easy beach access. So much more to see and enjoy at Copacetic Estate. Offered for $4,399,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/ 565-8805 Tradewinds Wonderful 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Tradewinds, Near Beach Home Offered for $695,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 Jonathan Harbour 17045 Marina Cove LaneBeautiful remodeled contemporary home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Exceptional water views from every room. Includes private dock. Offered for $1,900,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239.826-5897 or Nancy Finch 239/822-7825 Jonathan Harbour Bayfront Lots #33 & #34Two gorgeous oversized waterfront lots with spectacular panoramic vies of Connie Mack Bay. Build your dream home on one of these lots or combine them for your own private estate. Private gated yachting community near Sanibel and convenient to Ft. Myers. Offered for $895,000 each. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti at 239/826-5897 or Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825 Crown ColonyFantastic Lake Views in the prestigious Crown Colony Golf & Country Club. This 2 bedroom/2 bath Heron model has so many options, the best may be the greatly expanded pool and deck area with a commanding long view of the lake with a sunset view. Location is always important, and this house really delivers. More options include stainless kitchen, custom coffered ceiling treatments, custom fans, built-in wood cabinets for the of ce/3rd bedroom, built in custom entertainment center in living room with large screen HDTV, satellite dish and builtin surround audio system that stays. The very large pool with spa has both solar and electric heater. Electric shutters at front and rear entries. Price Reduced to $399,000. Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789 2621 San Cap Rd. Island GetawayThis adorable Florida cottage makes for the perfect island retreat. Great location in Sanibel Gardens near shopping and restaurants. In addition to 3 BRs, 2 baths, there is a large laundry room/ storage that could easily be converted to a studio,game room or workshop. The gazebo at the end of the walkway makes for a relaxing spot to enjoy the outdoors and the large backyard. Freshly painted. New tile in DR and Kitchen, new carpet, New bath in 2008. Furniture negotiable. Lots of potential. Offered for $289,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201136 (239) 395 COOL 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Office: (239) 472-3033 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Since 1988 Voted Best Heating and Air Cond itioning Company in Best of the Islands Awards every year since 1991 Protect Your Investment! Hurricane Straps Secure Low & High Voltage Lines Secure Refrigerant Lines Inspect and Advise Condition of Stand Add a Surge Protector for $129.95 ($149.95 Value) Limited Time Offer Hurricane Package $99.95 Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 Early Bird Registration Fees For The Sanibel Recreation Center After-School ProgramTo take advantage of the new Early Bird rates, you must register by July 31 for the Sanibel Recreation Center After-School Program. Register at, or stop by 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 6th grade. Every child registered in the After-School Program will receive a one-year complimentary membership to the rec center. This membership can be upgraded to a family membership for an additional $50. Offered again this year will be trimester payment options. The After-School Program registration fees are as follows: Dates Early Bird Rates After Early Bird Rates Full School Year Member: $530 Non-Member: $633 Member: $583 Non-Member: $696 Registration by July 31 Registration on or after August 1 Fall Trimester Member: $176 Non-Member:$211 Member: $193 Non-Member: $232 August 8 November 4 Registration by July 31 Registration on or after August 1 Winter Trimester Member: $176 Non-Member:$211 Member: $193 Non-Member: $232 November 7 February 17 Registration by October 30 Registration on or after October 31 Spring Trimester Member: $176 Non-Member:$211 Member: $193 Non-Member: $232 February 21 May 24 Registration by February 13 Registration on or after February 14 A supervised 7th and 8th 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 membership Financial assistance is available to families of program participants based upon individual need. For more information, call 472-0345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information visit To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213


37 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 Nobody Sells More Real Estate than RE/MAX... Nobody Sells More Real Estate than RE/MAX... Island Resident Specializing in Island Properties! Island Resident Specializing in Island Properties! 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Screened lanai. Great weekly rentals! Screened lanai. Great weekly rentals! Under building parking and storage. Under building parking and storage. $799,900 $799,900Pine Cove 1A 3 BR/3 BA w/den in private community. 3 BR/3 BA w/den in private community. Beautifully furnished two story home. Beautifully furnished two story home. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... $819,000 $819,000557 N. Yachtsman Chuck BergstromISLAND RESIDENT, REALTORWWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR!Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Beautifully landscaped. Weekly rentals. Beautifully landscaped. Weekly rentals. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Boat dockage available to owners. Boat dockage available to owners. $264,000 $264,000 Tennis Place C-35 Gorgeous 3 BR/2 BA lake front home. Gorgeous 3 BR/2 BA lake front home. Enjoy beautiful water views and sunsets. Enjoy beautiful water views and sunsets. Large great room with vaulted ceilings. Large great room with vaulted ceilings. Nicely furnished. Large enclosed pool. Nicely furnished. Large enclosed pool. Great locationwalk to the beach. Great locationwalk to the beach. $629,000 $629,000 673 East Rocks Beautifully updated & nicely furnished. Beautifully updated & nicely furnished. 1 BR/1 BA on beach side of complex. 1 BR/1 BA on beach side of complex. Only steps to pool, beach & clubhouse. Only steps to pool, beach & clubhouse. Weekly rentals w/on-site Management. Weekly rentals w/on-site Management. Boat dockage available. Short Sale. Boat dockage available. Short Sale. $225,000 $225,000 Sanibel Arms D-6 UNDER CONTRACT Bright & beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA. Bright & beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA. Ground oor corner unit. Gulf/pool view. Ground oor corner unit. Gulf/pool view. New tile, remodeled kitchen/bathrooms. New tile, remodeled kitchen/bathrooms. Weekly rentals with on-site Management. Weekly rentals with on-site Management. Pool, tennis court, grills, shu eboard... Pool, tennis court, grills, shu eboard... $500,000 $500,000Sandalfoot 3D1 REDUCED 3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath ground level home. 3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath ground level home. Beautifully remodeled & nicely furnished. Beautifully remodeled & nicely furnished. Lots of tile. Light, bright and private... Lots of tile. Light, bright and private... Large master suite with replace. Large master suite with replace. Enclosed pool. Only steps to the beach. Enclosed pool. Only steps to the beach. $799,000 $799,0003861 Coquina Dr. NEW REDUCED Solar Solutions12995 S. Cleveland #235A Fort Myers, Fl 33919 239-466-8605 SOLAR SOLUTIONSCelebrating our 10 year anniversary Solatubes Are Solatubes Are Perfect For Perfect For Dark Kitchens, Dark Kitchens, Bathrooms And Bathrooms And Living Rooms Living Rooms $525 10 Watt Fan or 10 Solatube Installed (Shingle roof only) New Solar Powered Attic Fan Helps Lower Electric Bill 10, 20, 25 & 40 Watt Avail. FOREIGN & DOMESTIC HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 BUMPER TOBUMPER Lic No. MV 81675 10% OFF ALL REPAIRS, EXCEPT TIRES & BATTERIESMust Present Coupon at Service Request. Sanibel Tennis Director Is Named Pro Of The YearThe United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), Florida Division held its annual convention last month in Port St. Lucie. Club Med, Sandpiper Bay hosted the convention where Christie Bradley was awarded 2010 2011 District Pro of the Year, Florida Division of USPTA. Bradley is the Director of Tennis & Fitness at The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanibel, for the past 17 years. It is great to be recognized by the Florida Division of the USPTA for doing a job that I love stated Christie. Jeff Cohen, president of the USPTA Florida Division, agreed. It shows in her work how much she loves the game of tennis. Not only was she nominated and chosen for her teaching abilities, continuing education, and professionalism, but the work she does in the Sanibel community. Christie is part of the Citys Parks & Recreation Committee and she coaches tennis and volley ball at the Sanibel School. Her charity is Hope Hospice and each year she raises money with a tennis challenge. We are all very proud of her. For more information about The Sanctuary Golf Club, contact Sheryl Tatum, director of membership & marketing, at or 322-5182 and visit The Sanctuary Golf Clubs website, Sanctuary Golf Club Director of Tennis & Fitness Christie Bradley is presented the 2010 District Pro of the Year Award, Florida Division, by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201138 The New Community Thrift Store Has Successful Opening WeekendShell Point Retirement Community recently opened a new venture in Southwest Florida, the Community Thrift Store in South Fouth Myers. The store reported its grand opening weekend in early July was a big success, with many customers finding deals on every shelf. The Community Thrift Store is located at 15501-3 Old McGregor Road next to Planet Fitness in Miners Plaza (the old Kiwanis Thrift Store location) on the corner of McGregor Boulevard and Gladiolus Drive. A dedicated group of around 20 staff members and volunteers were on hand to help shoppers navigate through the store, ring up orders, and carry large purchases to vehicles in the parking lot. Teri Kollath, manager of volunteer services and The Academy for Shell Point, said, More than 75 residents have stepped into a variety of volunteer roles at the Thrift Store and five more residents signed up to volunteer on the first day! The first day of operation at the Thrift Store was certainly a success, said Dawn Community Thrift Store staff and volunteers Store staff members Dawn Boren, Dianne Morton, and Debbie Zeis with the first dollar made at the store Dianne and Dwain Glascock loved the great deals they found Jerry and Phyllis Ingalls in the checkout line A shopper browses Charles Prichard was pleased to save 25 percent on a refrigerator at the Community Thrift Store 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS List Local. Sell Global. List Local. Sell Global.A very special home on Sanibel Island Sanibel's popular east end, on Kings Crown. This house has everything your heart may desire. Asking $ 1,795,000.For private Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 KAREN BELL AND THE BELL TEAM239.851.0168 866.472.7800 EXT. 270 REALTORS GREAT LOCATIONGREAT SANIBEL OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED Just Reduced Enjoy island amenities & Gulf beaches Wonderful 3 BR/2 BA home Two Story w/Bonus Room 2-car garage / Large Yard Close to Ding Darling Sanctuary $269,000


39 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point. Overall, its important to recognize that the positive outcome of this venture was made possible by countless acts of generosity. First of all, weve had a seemingly endless supply of donations from residents, staff members, and people from the surrounding community. Additionally, the Thrift Store is blessed with an outstanding staff of employees and volunteers who combined their drive and determination to pull it all together. We are looking forward to the continued success of this exciting endeavor. A couple from Fort Myers, Dianne and Dwain Glascock, learned about the Thrift Store Grand Opening in the newspaper. As soon as I read about it, I knew we had to come and take a look, said Dianne. Im glad we did! Ive found some great decorative items for our home. We were honored to welcome our first shoppers during our grand opening weekend, said Debbie Zeis, manager of the new store. Offering a 25 percent discount was simply our way of saying thank you for shopping with us. We hope that everyone will come back for even more great deals. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome to shop as well as make donations. Proceeds from the store will be used to help provide services to meet the needs of seniors in our area. The store carries a wide array of items for all shoppers, including furniture, home dcor, household goods, CDs, books, games, adult and childrens clothing, jewelry, and more. Plus, this store offers items not typically found in resale stores such as building supplies, construction materials, appliances, and fixtures. When an individual or an organization donates items to the store, they receive a tax deductible receipt. To learn more about the Community Thrift Store, contact Debbie Zeis at 2256529. 601 5TH A VENUE. S. NAPLES, FL 34102 239.213.9100 | 959 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.0078 | 15050 C APTIVA DRIVE, CAPTIVA ISLAND, FL 33924 239.472.0078 | 1870 CLAYTON COURT, FORT M YERS, FL 33907 239.689.7653 V Rbtn | Rbt Enb | Pfbr Mbb | Pfbr W Real Estate Relax. Finding your next home is just a click away..RrtSbttRbtEnb.C Tbtnf 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Heart of Captiva Village Community Pool/Tennis Gulf Access Boat Dockage $689,000 MLS 2801611 Sally Davies, 239.691.3319 CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBELErf Sf St 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, 239.472.1302Stf Bfn V Second Floor Gulf Views 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths at South Seas Great Vacation Getaway Rental Options Available $595,000 MLS 2110268 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico, 239.826.2704T Utf Ct Hf 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Beautiful Tropical Setting Navigable Canal with Wide Turning Basin Charming Lanai and Pool Area $695,000 MLS 2100960 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984Rff Cnttf Ef 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths Turn-Key Designer Furnished Boat Dock & Lift & Beach Access Tropical Setting on 2 Acres $2,200,000 MLS 2701472 Jim Branyon, 239.565.3233 CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVABfnt Hfb 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Beautifully Updated Interior Pool, Tennis, Shuf eboard & More Lush, Tropical Landscaping $664,000 MLS 2100534 Sally Davies, 239.691.3319Sf Nf Bfn Ef 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Located on Over an Acre of Land Beautiful Olde Florida Style Deeded Beach Access & Sparkling Pool $2,775,000 MLS 2101298 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984Ft Mt Vfb Ct Bayside Villa, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Income Producing Complimentary Full Resort Membership Located in South Seas Island Resort $345,000 MLS 2110720 John & Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500P B G Cf Vfb 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Over 1,700 S.F. of Living Space South Seas Island Resort Offered Fully Furnished $1,145,000 MLS 2110273 Jane Reader Weaver or Cathy Rosario, 239.464.2249 CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBELQt T Rff 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Located on Gulf Access Canal Boat Dock and Lift Expansive Tropical Grounds $599,000 MLS 2100507 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984G Df Ab Listen to the Sound of the Gulf Build Your Dream Home Lovely Cleared and Level Lot Possible Gulf Views from Upper Floors $579,000 MLS 2901126 Sarah Ashton, 239.691.4915T E Et O 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Direct Gulf Access/Boat Dock & Lift Courtyard Olde Florida Style Large, Screened Enclosed Pool $1,995,000 MLS 2101213 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984 REDUCEDLee Memorial Auxiliaries Pledge $650,000 To Childrens Hospital Of Southwest FloridaThe Lee Memorial Heath System Foundation recently announced that the Lee Memorial Health System Auxiliaries have made a $650,000 commitment to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Building Fund. The Lee Memorial Auxiliary, which serves four hospitals Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, The Rehabilitation Hospital and the existing Childrens Hospital facility will be contributing $500,000; the Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary continued on page 40


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201140 Reupholster Or Replace?by Cindy MalszyckiFor every reason to reupholster a piece of furniture there is often an equally good reason to replace it. My clients frequently ask me to reupholster sofas and chairs in the belief they will be saving money by doing so. The labor cost to refurbish upholstered furniture is more than most people expect unless they realize that the piece has to be un-made before it can be remade. There are nearly always necessary repairs to be made to the frame, springs to be re-tied, and seat and back cushion inserts to be replaced. Also, the quantity of fabric required, especially if patterned, may be far more than you expect, and many fabrics need to be backed before being applied to the frame. However, although it is rarely true that reupholstering furniture is the most economical choice, there may be some other very good reasons to recover a piece. Some considerations to be taken before making this decision are the characteristics of the sofa itself. Is the dimension and design perfect for your room and your family? Is the sofa an unusual shape or size that would be difficult to replace? Do you know that the sofa is a quality piece that has eight-way hand-tied springs, kiln dried wood frame, corner blocking, and other high-quality features? Is there a sentimental attachment to the furniture in question? These are all valid reasons to reupholster your furniture. But on the other hand, if the piece of furniture fails to qualify with any of the above reasons, you may want to reconsider. If your sofa is an outdated style, or was inexpensively made and is not extremely comfortable or attractive, investing more in it will not change any of those characteristics. And no amount of fabric, trim and throw pillows will change the too-large or too-smallfor-the-room problem. If any of these circumstances accurately describes your current furniture, then you probably have your answer. Whichever your choice, our designers can help you determine the perfect solution. Cindy Malszycki is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at Duette ArchitellaHoneycomb Shades LuminettePrivacy Sheers Silhouette Window Shadings Buy more, save more, on select styles now through September 12th. 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Mention Ad and Receive The Art of Window Dressings Book Chamber Unveils 2012 Visitors Guide Featuring Local Artist Myra RobertsThe Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce unveiled a new look for its 2012 Visitors Guide at last weeks Members Business Lunch at Sundial Beach & Golf Resort. The new look features a cover painting by Myra Roberts, one of the islands best known artists. Roberts, an island resident, uses a vintage style to depict island life in its many and varied forms. Her depiction of the contrast between the warm gulf climate and the northern alternative is a gentle encouragement to all readers to consider returning soon to Sanibel and Captiva. The visitors guide cover is chosen annually to represent the islands for the next calendar year. Chamber Marketing Director Bridget Stone Budd chose the 2012 design after hearing so many visitors complain about the long harsh winter up north. The Visitors Guide is given to all guests at the Francis P. Bailey Visitors Center and distributed around Florida and other states at the many events attended by Chamber staff to promote the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. From left, Barbara Harrington, chair-elect of the Chamber; artist Myra Roberts; and Alex Bustamante of Southwest Florida Distribution Printing. The painting is titled Cold Wave. Our email address is From page 39Childrens Hospitalis contributing $100,000 and the Gulf Coast Medical Center Auxiliary has pledged $50,000. The new 148-bed Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will be located on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers and is scheduled for completion in 2015. It will serve the ever-increasing needs for general and specialized healthcare services for children. The auxiliaries embraced the campaign as part of their mission to benefit the patients of Lee Memorial Health System and the community. As all-volunteer organizations, their generous support is expected to stimulate the participation of many other community groups in The Childrens Hospital expansion project and will help expedite the journey from vision to reality. Their initiative, their financial commitments, and their recognition of the potential community, regional, state and national impact of Americas Newest Children Hospital on the lives of children everywhere, have generated a powerful momentum for the fundraising efforts. Led by Lee Memorial Auxiliary President Al Kinkle, Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary President Mary Pat Roleke and Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center Auxiliary President Nancy Stanfield, the Auxiliaries have made a remarkable promise to the children and parents of Southwest Florida.continued on page 43


41 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011Shell Museum Director Gives Presentation At ConventionBailey-Matthews Shell Museum Director Dr. Jos Leal was a featured speaker at the recent annual Conchologists of America (COA) convention in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Dr. Leals speech, entitled The Best of the Shell Museum, highlighted the museums eagerly-anticipated cowrie exhibit addition this fall, shell museum-sponsored shell excursions, plans for the future, and the museums scientific journal, The Nautilus. The cowries are of real interest to (those in attendance), Dr. Leal said. Cowries are a very collectible group of shells, and a lot of them who were there are very keen and savvy and experienced collectors, especially in relation to cowries. More than 200 shell lovers from 20 countries around the world attended the convention, and there were plenty of shells, books and artifacts on display for members of the worlds largest shell collectors organization to browse, buy and admire. Dr. Leal appreciated and was impressed with the information he gained while at the convention. There were presentations given by professionals and amateurs who are very knowledgeable, he remarked. Its almost like theyve earned an honorary PhD in malacology, given the level of their studies and what they present. At every step, were learning something new. We get to talk to people that have devoted their lives to shelling and shell collecting, and some of them are highly specialized in their collections. Theres a lot of expertise in just one room. Several participants presented Dr. Leal with donations of shells and books for him to add to the shell museum. That shows we have a well-respected reputation out there in the whole shelling community, which is international, he said. Dr. Leal, who is the COAs vice president, was joined by the shell museums board president and the conventions coordinator, Anne Joffe. Dr. Jos Leal Summer Is Here So Are Lightning StrikesYour Full-Service Electrical Contractor Proudly Serving Sanibel & Captiva for 30 Years 2244-15 Periwinkle Way at Sanibel SquareCall Lic. #S1-11850 Industrial Surge Protection for your Home and Business Computers-Appliances-Home eater-A/C & Pool Equipment Incoming Satellite, Cable and/or Coaxial Home Office, Computers, Printers Television, Stereo, Home Theaters Refridgerators, Stove, Microwave and MORE! Incoming Telephone HVAC, Solar Panels, Pool Equipment, Water Heater, Irrigation System, Landscape Lighting Panel Mount Load Center SURGES BEFORE THEY GET INCALL FOR A FREE QUOTE From page 1Photo ContestDeadline for submission is 4 p.m. on September 15. For an entry form and other contest information and rules, log on to www. and click on Photo Contest, or contact DDWS at or 472-1100, ext. 233. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes at Conservation Art Day on Saturday, October 22, during Ding Darling Days. Entries may be delivered in person to J.N. Ding Darling NWR or by mail to Ding Darling Wildlife Society, One Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957 (attn. Gary Ogden). New this year: Entry fee is $25 per person. First, second, and third place winners and honorable mentions will be formally announced during the Ding Darling Days weeklong celebration held in October. Cash prizes will be awarded. Photos may be used by the society in any way with appropriate credit. The three judges will be a refuge staff person, a professional photographer and a member of the Sanibel community. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or From page 1Water Qualityprotection, native plant protection and sod limitations, adoption of an urban fertilizer ordinance, and nutrient and lake management recommendations for golf courses. While the city has taken a very proactive role in improving water quality, the Sanibel River and many residential and golf course lakes on Sanibel remain impaired for nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, the report states.


ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201142 Time To Refurnish Your Home Or Condo? FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SERVING LEE COUNTY COMMUNITIES FOR OVER 20 YEARS Our Experienced Staff Will Help You Coordinate Delivery While Youre Here or Away Dawn & Keith FURNITURE WORLD CAN HANDLE ALL YOUR NEEDS!Living Room Bedroom Dining Room Patio Mattress Sets Carpet Tile Specializing in Sofa Sleepers! Specializing in Sofa Sleepers!LARGE SELECTION OF WICKER & RATTANMONDAY-FRIDAY 9-6 SATURDAY 9-5 SUNDAY 11-5 239-489-331115631 SAN CARLOS BLVD. FORT MYERS CONVENIENT LOCATION FROM SANIBEL & FT. MYERS BEACH VOTED BEST OF THE ISLANDS 2010 EASY TO FINDGladiolusMcGregorSummerlin Rd.San CarlosFrom SanibelFrom Ft. Myers Beach OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Mouth-Watering prospects for your property sale this summer!Sanibel Tel.: 239-472-0044 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My child has been homeschooled for the past six years and is now going to public school for the first time this fall. I want to be a good parent, help my child, and be active at her school. What kinds of things can I do that will be helpful? Maria L., via e-mail Maria, Parent involvement with both your child and the school is one of the most important things you can do to help your child be successful. Sometimes it is difficult to make that connection with the school given a busy work schedule or if your own school experience was not a good one; however, this is an extremely important relationship that is worth developing. According to research reported by the National Association of School Psychologists, when families are involved in education, there are very positive benefits for students, teachers, and families. Students display better attitudes toward school and learning, higher achievement and test scores, improved behavior, increased homework completion, greater participation in academic activities, and improved school attendance. At home, parents can make sure that they: Monitor homework completion. Talk with your children about their assignments, understand what they are studying and review their progress. Participate in leisure reading with your children at all ages. Its fun to read the same books as your children and then discuss them. Communicate often with your children about academic and behavioral expectations; give them constructive praise and support. Here are a few ways for parents to be active at school: Participate at school as volunteers and committee members. Participate in school functions, athletics, and other extracurricular activities. Regularly communicate with the teacher(s) about your childs progress. Participate in adult educational opportunities offered by the school. Be actively involved in school decisions as presented by the school or Board of Education. Many teachers have special activities designed for parent volunteers. Make sure to ask your childs teachers what would be helpful. Very often the schools parent association will have projects and committees for which you can volunteer. While it may be easier to join a parent group or volunteer when your child is in elementary school, it is equally important to stay involved while your child is in high school. Volunteering with other parents during the high school years can help parents stay connected to each other in an informal parent network, which is always helpful. These are just a few suggestions on how to become and stay involved in your childs educational journey. There are many more ways to be involved; the key factor is that you are involved. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. From page 2720,000 Milesning, weather permitting, it is bikes again. Our daily average is 39.45 miles. In between our favorite biking time we relax at the pool or go to the beach. This island is our favourite place in the world having been coming here for almost 30 years and we have met so many really wonderful people and friends through our biking here. This is really the good life. Bikers, please be careful and alert other bikers if you are about to pass them. Do not go anywhere on your bike without your bell. Motorists, be careful when coming out of driveways. Look BOTH ways... twice. Hopefully we shall be back on the bikes next year. We had thought of getting a tandem but we now have other ideas, maybe a bike with a trolley behind. We can take turns every other day of who is to do the pedalling! Frank and Denise, Dublin, Ireland. School Supply DriveChildrens Home Society is collecting donations of school supplies to make sure that children and families in Southwest Florida are ready to succeed in the new school year. Supplies collected will be given to more than 700 children and teens in Childrens Home Societys programs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Backpacks and school supplies are needed for children from preschool through high school. Supplies will benefit youth in foster care through Childrens Home Societys Independent Living Program as well as those enrolled in the Developmental Disabilities Program, Healthy Families Florida, and the Early Child Learning Centers in Naples. School supply lists are available at most retail outlets selling school supplies or by calling Childrens Home Society at 334-0222. Drop-off locations for the donations are: Waterman Broadcasting, 3719 Central Avenue, Fort Myers; and Title Connection, LLC, 1415 Panther Lane, #160, Naples.


43 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 2242 Periwinkle Way Golf course home with big community beach access with parking $549K Top-floor bay & lagoon view 2-bedrm w/den or 3rd bedrm $499K Absolutely the best income-producing Sundial Resort club suite $399K Remodeled Loggerhead Cay condo overlooking this beach $599K Beach-front Sandalfoot 2-bedrm walk-out with income $699K Income-producing walk out to pool & beach at Oceans Reach $699K Well-furnished private corner gulf-view 2 bedrm at Kings Crown $599K Colony Resort condo with nightly income & close to this boardwalk $165K Its a Great Time to Build Your Single-Family Island Castle Almost 1/2 acre on convenient east-end, in private area yet close to gulf beaches $299K Nearly 1/3 acre high elevation in small community w/ pool, tennis & 9-acre preserved area for wildlife $249K Over 1/2 acre at end of cul-de-sac within walking distance of Clam Bayou & Blind Pass Beach $449K 100 x 120 Sanibel River Estates west-facing parcel very close to community deeded beach path $199K One of the last undeveloped lots in The Dunes golf & tennis community, has a beach access too $399K Walk to Algiers Beach & Gulfside City Park from this west-facing Sanibel Highlands cul-de-sac parcel $149K Overlooking intersecting canals on Limpet Dr in Shell Harbor, patio dock plus marina is nearby $930K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Home with private beach & delightful ever-changing water views $2.495M Blog at Isnt it time you got your own beach castle? Bring your decorating magic to this bay-front corner 2 bedrm $299K 2-bedrm Seashells condo has pool, tennis & this nearby path to gulf $274K Granite & stainless kitchen in this bay-view 3-bedrm condo $499K Beach access for Southwinds community, beach house $599K Decorator-appointed 2-bedrm condo just short walk to gulf beach $369K Amazing income at beachfacing penthouse w/ private roof-deck $1.195M 2-bedrm condo w/ amenities for all waterlovers & boaters $349K Much has been written about the impasse between the president and Congress over the budget and taxes. As of my writing this column there is not yet an agreement on how this will all work out, but it would appear that some sort of compromise will be necessary. Whatever the result, the impact will likely be felt on many estate plans. The Democrats would seem to prefer raising taxes more than cutting spending on essential services while the Republicans seem to prefer cutting entitlement spending over raising taxes. Whatever your political persuasion, Im sure that there will be a fair amount of both spending cuts and increased taxes. Interestingly, several Congressional leaders have been recently quoted saying that allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire would, in their estimation (and political cover) not be raising taxes. Whether you agree with that statement or not, allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire would have a significant effect on many estate plans. The current gift and estate tax exemption is $5 million. This means that a married couple, with the right types of assets and proper planning may shield up to $10 million from federal estate tax. Before the Bush tax cut, the estate and gift tax exemption was $1 million. Therefore, allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire would result in a decrease of $8 million from the federal estate and gift tax exemption for a married couple. Further, the highest estate tax rate would increase again to 55 percent. And that doesnt count the increase in income taxes. Since many of us have qualified retirement plan accounts such as IRAs and 401(k) plans, the increase in tax rates on those withdrawals would pose a significant change not only to ourselves but to those that inherit those plans from us. So what should you do about your estate plan? For those that may be affected by these changes, many professionals advocate taking advantage of the current $5 million gift tax exemption before that law expires. There are a number of ways to accomplish this, depending upon your goals and the types of assets that you own. It is always best to consult with your team of professionals, including your estate planning attorney, CPA and financial advisors. They will have the most insight as to your personal circumstances to offer suggestions how you might take advantage of the law before its too late. These changes point out how frequently the law changes and how important it is to keep your estate plan up to date. In the last several years alone there have been no fewer than six major tax revisions affecting many peoples estate plans, and most states trust laws have been rewritten in the last three years. Not only that, but your family and financial circumstances change frequently. Children grow up, get married and have children of their own. Your assets change frequently you may have had most of your net worth in one form (such as real estate) back when you originally did your documents but now it is in another form (perhaps retirement plans) now. Whenever your asset base changes, it is time to rethink your estate plan because different assets have different types of planning associated with them. And these changes are not likely to stop anytime soon. You can bet your bottom dollar that whatever agreement is hashed out between the Congress and the president, come the 2012 elections everything will change again. Both parties will lambast the other for their stance, and it will be up to the voters to decide who should govern going forward. And whoever it is, theyll likely tinker with whatever compromise is achieved to avert todays crisis. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at From page 40Childrens HospitalLee Memorial Health System Chief Human Resources Officer and liaison to the Health System Auxiliaries Jon Cecil said of the gifts, In a time honored tradition, the Lee Memorial Health System Auxiliaries stepped up to the plate with extraordinary generosity to help support this vital program within the health system, while also donating over $300,000 for special equipment and other department requests throughout the system. Added Jim Nathan, president, Lee Memorial Health System, We are truly honored and grateful to have a group of such dedicated individuals who continue to rise to the call of philanthropy through the donation of their volunteer time as well as raising funds wherever and whenever a need is present. For more information on The Childrens Hospital Building Fund, or to make a personal or corporate gift, or to join one of the auxiliaries, contact the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 343-6950. Will PowerWhat The Budget Impasse Means To Estate Planningby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Send your editorial copy


Top ProducersJohn Naumann & Associates Top Listers for the month of June are Diane Jayne and Bill Bolt. Top Sales for June are Kelly and Steven Palmer. Quarterly AwardsSouth Seas Sanibel & Captiva Properties announces its Top Producer awards for the Second Quarter: Marty Stokes was recognized as Top Producer in Whole Ownership sales for April, June and the second quarter. Joni Stokes was recognized as Top Producer in Whole Ownership sales for the month of May. Virginia Dundor was recognized as Top Producer in Timeshare sales for April, June and the second quarter. Donna Horne was recognized as Top Producer in Timeshare sales for May. Top AssociatesPhaidra McDermott was John R. Wood Island Real Estate, Inc.s top selling associate in April. McDermott has lived on Sanibel Island since she was three years old. Pat Messerich was a top marketing associate, with most of his business in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and the Bonita areas concentrating on residential sales. Mike Newes also was a top marketing associate, after a career as a sports writing journalist and a CLEO-winning advertiser. Bill Bolt Diane Jayne Steve Palmer Kelly Palmer BYE GOLD. HELLO MONEY. 520 TARPON BAY ROAD (ACROSS FROM BAILEYS) SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COM Team Lily offers the highest return on gold, platinum, silver, loose diamonds, colored gem stones, estate jewelry, coins, silverware and Rolex watches! Always private and secure, we never re-sell your precious memories. We treat you and your items with the integrity and honesty you have come to expect from Lily & Co. Call Dan at 239.472.2888 to arrange a consultation. Florida Residency And Estate PlanningWhat 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?9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-334-1141Since 1924SHEPPARD, BRETT, STEWART, HERSCH, KINSEY & HILL P.A.Attorneys at Law Board Certied Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Will Power AuthorCraig R. Hersch To Receive Your Free Florida Residency Guide & DVD Call Anytime: 239-425-9379 Marty Stokes Joni Stokes Virginia Dundor Donna Horne Phaidra McDermott Pat Messerich Mike NewesBack By Popular Demand: Shred Your Documents SecurelyThe Sanibel Community Association will be hosting a drive to shred your unneeded documents and papers on Saturday, July 30, between 9 a.m. and noon at The Community House. The quieter summer is the perfect time to organize your home and office. Its also the perfect time to destroy the sensitive documents you no longer need. But, if the thought of tediously handfeeding piles of personal papers into your home shredder makes it tough to get motivated, then the perfect solution is to let someone else shred it for you safely and quickly. Bring documents such as bank statements, credit cards receipts, old checks, income tax returns or anything that contains personal information, while watching the professionals at Secure Shredding, Inc. pulverize your papers into bits within mere minutes. The event is open to the public. A small fee of $5 for one or two boxes per car will be collected. If you have more boxes, an additional donation is requested. All proceeds go to the Community House operating fund. For more information on this event or other community association-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. The Sanibel Community Association is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in the historic Community House. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201144


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Summertime and the living is so easy that I still make a point of taking summer off. Could be in the throes of doing a surgical liposuction but if its 12:01 June 21, I will put down my scalpel and suckers. Sorry folks but summer calls. Return to the OR after Labour Day with new shoes, underwear and a lunch box with a superhero on it, and finish sucking and sewing the patient up. (Using this technique, I guarantee theyll have lost weight.) But to make sure we all show up on Labour Day with our superheroes and underwear intact, remember: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors The majority of those who die from lightning strikes were within feet of safety but stayed out to finish their lawn, their shot or their shots. A healthy respect for thunder and lightning means keeping you alive and as more of you are apt to buy my book if you are alive, I am a strong advocate of being alive. Lightning can actually strike well before rain hits, showing up even 10 miles outside a storms rain belt. Take thunder as a cue to get indoors. If thats impossible, get inside a hard-top vehicle. Find shelter under a tree, however, and you may never read my book. Once inside, do not use landline phones, computers or video games or you may end up in need of a superhero/doctor (redundant). Pet a Bee and Perhaps Not Be Id always considered bumblebees relatively innocuous compared to the more aggressive wasps and hornets. Big, fuzzy, friendly, plush honeymakers that welcome me to my Honey Nut Cheerios and Esso stations (the SOB?). Heck, I used to tell my sons to go ahead and pet them like they were the neighbours cat. But a growing number of severe allergic reactions are being caused by bumblebees. In fact, they can be deadly to those who are allergic to other stingers. Three key recommendations for people who are allergic to ANY stingers: 1. Consider allergy shots. Quite effective in preventing allergic reactions to stings. 2. Avoid all stinging pests, including bumblebees, Ali, taxman. 3. Be aware of factors that increase the chances of a serious reaction such as: heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, and even taking certain medications including the very common beta blockers and ACE inhibitors. Dont Tick Off the Cat Not to be outdone by the bees, summer is peak season for a bacterial disease in cats called tularemia, an unpleasant illness that can be transmitted to humans if theyre bitten by a tick or an infected cat. And to think I used to tell my sons to go ahead and pet cats like they were the neighbours bumblebees. Cats eat rabbits who get bitten by ticks, who can host tularemia to say nothing of other lovely diseases brewing away in their wee tick bellies including: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Libya. There are no vaccines for tularemia. The best protection is to keep your pet cats, rabbits and ticks indoors. Lazy, Curl Up or Moe Thousands of summer injuries a year involve the lawnmower weapon. I personally know that my back goes out if I even think of touching one, so I get my wife to use it while I, being a responsible doctor, carefully monitor her health from my hammock. While lawnmower injuries conjure up thoughts of wiping the blades just as junior discovers a new button to push, there are no shortage of burns either. But every summer it is the juniors who get injured the most and who should never even be in a yard with a running lawnmower. So even if your back is fine, I suggest that you be on the lookout for children, a responsibility best done by male men of the guy species... from their hammock. The Doctor is In(sane) is now available in all bookstores, for that summertime, lightening-free, hammock read. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, Our friends are healthy elderly just like us. They enjoy doing things and going places, but not now. Their entire lifestyle is scheduled around the care and the needs of their elderly dog. This care is all-consuming; they will go places just for a few hours so as not to leave the dog alone. They take the odd weeks vacation and employ a woman to live in and care for the animal during that time. They would like to move to a smaller place or a retirement complex, but cant because of the dog. We are fed up dealing with it and we continued on page 48 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSExcellent medical care, friendly sta Prompt attention to emergencies, injuries and lacerations X-Ray on PremisesVISITORS AND WALK-INS WELCOMEDR. CAROL CLARK, ARNP, Ed.D.Specializing in geriatric care, diabetes and chronic illness managementCALL 239-395-2444 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT 1699 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Hours Mon Fri 8-5 Closed for lunch 12-1EDWARD P. LAMOTTA, MDBoard Certi ed Family Physician To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


47 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011 e Law O ce of Visit Us Online at 472-3322 e Village 2340 Periwinkle Way Suite J-1 Sanibel, FL 33957(Located in the executive o ces behind the shops)Ft. Myers O ce Now Also Open, by Appt. Only Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erence mmeek@rosierinsurance.com239-472-1152 Marge Meek deaRPharmacistHaving Bad Dreams? It Could Be Your Medicineby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My doctor is referring me to a psychologist because Im having so many bad dreams. These are new for me, and while I believe that dreams are telling I cant help but wonder if its something Im taking. In the last six months, Ive begun taking three new prescriptions. Could my drugs have any bearing on my sleep or dream state? TH, Denver, Colorado Yes, medications can definitely impact the way you sleep, and cause vivid dreaming, lucidness, and even nightmares. There are over 130 medications that can cause nightmares and Ive posted the list at my website, www. because I dont have the room to do so here. Ill mention a few of those drugs shortly, but for the moment, lets talk about nightmares. Its normal to have them on occasion, but not all the time. I believe that dreams are a way for our unconscious mind to get our attention about a life situation, one that is particularly troubling. They are frightening and often contain emotional content or vivid details that stick with you throughout the day, if not forever. Nightmares are fairly common in children, but they are not usually associated with any underlying psychological problems. About 5 to 8 percent of the adult population, mostly women, have to deal with recurring nightmares. Just FYI, nightmares are considered one of the hallmark symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many war veterans and child abuse survivors can attest to this. But as I said earlier, medications can trigger nightmares too. Below is a list of some of the most popular drugs or dietary supplements I can think of that have the potential to affect dreaming. If you see your medication on the list, and nightmares have become troublesome for you, then speak to your doctor about lowering your dose a little bit, switching medication categories, or trying something natural. Albuterol a popular inhaler used for asthma or bronchospasm Alprazolam and diazepam these medications are used for relaxation or sleep Amitriptyline and doxepin two older antidepressants Statins a class of medications used to reduce cholesterol Bisoprolol a blood pressure drug Carbidopa/levodopa used in Parkinsons disease Cetirizine an antihistamine Citalopram and Escitalopramtwo newer popular antidepressant Fenfluramine an appetite suppressant used for weight loss HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) a popular diuretic used to reduce blood pressure Levofloxacin An antibiotic Melatonin a natural sleep aid, but excessive amounts can cause nightmares Mugwort a natural herb sometimes used to expand consciousness and dream states, as well as for digestive health Propranolol used for high blood pressure, migraines and heartbeat irregularities Zanamivir inhaled drug used for Influenza Zolpidem popular sleep medication DID YOU KNOW? Researchers just learned that when you get a sunburn, a pain-causing protein called CXCL5 goes way up. Taking an aspirin helps relieve sunburn pain. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. Realtors Host Blood DriveThe Sanibel-Captiva Islands Association of Realtors are hosting a Lee Memorial Bloodmobile Drive on Wednesday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bloodmobile will be parked at Baileys General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way. All registered donors will receive these vital health checks: blood pressure, pulse and temperature reading; hemoglobin reading; non-fasting cholesterol test; and blood typing. All blood collected on the Lee Memorial Bloodmobiles remains in the Lee Memorial Health System. LMHS hospitals need a minimum of 800 units per week to meet the needs of their patients. Potential donors may call 4729353 to sign up or come to the blood drives walk-ins are always welcome. If anyone has questions about donating blood, call 343-2333. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Can you define what integral health means?A: Integral means comprehensive, balanced, and inclusive. Whenever we think, feel, or act in an integral manner, it carries a sense of wholeness or completeness. Usually this is an intuitive experience. It simply feels more right, more true, more in touch with reality. So put that together with the word health and we are looking at the whole; mind, body, spirit and emotional health. To many, health is merely physical form, yet it encompasses so much more on many levels. For the mind/ intellect, keep it active with reading, journaling, crossword puzzles, etc. The body encompasses the physical realm such as exercise, yoga, sports. Spirit involves the reflection/contemplation aspect of your life; communing with life, the universe and spirit. Integral health is making your highest contribution to your own well-being so you may be fully alive. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may email Dr. Connie at Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


TREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 SENIOR CITIZEN & MILITARY DISCOUNTS(239) 910-7663Call & Talk To The Owner, Every Time! WeathersealROOFING & CONSTRUCTIONExperts in All Types of Roofing CONSTRUCTION/ROOFING IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusBUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067 New Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 HAULING Rock-Fill-Shell-Mulch472-4439 NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS IMPACTWINDOWS&DOORS/GLASS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 CONSTRUCTION/REMODELINGISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201148 LAWN MAINTENANCE New Professional Development Webinar Series: Difficult EmployeesFlorida Gulf Coast University Office of Continuing Education and the John Scott Dailey Institute of Government announce the launch of a new series of professional development webinars. Titled Managing Difficult Employees, the first webinar will be offered online at on Thursday, August 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. Early registration through July 31 costs $59 per person, and $79 on or after August 1. Participants may register for the webinar at In this webinar, participants will learn to identify common behaviors of difficult employees. They will learn a proven system that will help to correct unacceptable behaviors demonstrated by the difficult employee. The Office of Continuing Education provides non-credit learning opportunities for the working professional as well as customized training programs to meet the needs of local business and industry. It provides high-quality, integrated, and innovative programs that enable participants to achieve their career and learning objectives through access to affordable education and employment skills training. It offers a variety of continuing education units, contact hours, certificate programs, lectures, short courses, online courses, conferences, symposia and seminars. For more information on private or public sector training, development and certification programs, contact 425-3270 or go online at From page 46Mom And Me have heard that others have also given up. Whats this with dogs? Stephie Dear Stephie, I am not into dogs but I have heard that they fulfill a very basic need for some people. This couple seems to have a need for parenting, love this dog as a person and enjoy caring. I have also heard people say that some people are prepared to spend thousands of dollars on chemotherapy, surgeries etc., just to extend their lives. This type of need is beyond my comprehension and only a person with appropriate skills can understand, and that is not me. Lizzie Dear Stephie, I am a dog person. Our dog is very much an integral part of our family. Dog lovers do not ask you non-dog lovers to understand. We do not criticize you for not having dogs. Do not criticize us for having dogs. Apart from dogs bringing depth and breadth to the life experience, research has validated over and over again the benefits of animals in the lives of humans. Price Lizzie and Pryces email address is Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?Advertise Here!PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213


HANDYMAN REMODELING 239-282-1273 or 239-691-7454Complete Home Remodel and Interior Design Kitchen Bath Room Additions Crown Molding Windows and Doors State Certi ed Contractor CBC #1253698On time, on budget and stress freerelax and remodel with Complimentary Interior Design Service with purchase of Home Remodel Package Visit our online showroom at www.sw builders.comINTERIOR DESIGN 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128HOME BUILDING & REMODELING Mark McQuade GENERAL CONTRACTORThe Islands Longest Established Construction BusinessLic#: CG013441CUSTOM HOME BUILDING AND REMODELING SPECIALISTS472-5444 New Construction Remodeling Commercial PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 51 answer on page 51PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting Power Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-430249 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORYPOOL SERVICE & REPAIR Deep-EndPool ServiceIslands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters25 years experience239-699-6279Lic # CPC1457386 COMPUTERS TREE & LAWN CARE Landscaping Tree Service Stump GrindingLandscape Design Ponds Waterfall Installations Landscape Refurbishing Pepper ClearingLicensed & Insured Free Estimates* Jesus Hernandez LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 PAINTING POOL SERVICE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com239-896-6789 Pool Service Pool Service We now offer pool services We now offer pool services due to our customers request due to our customers request CONSTRUCTIONFROM REMODELING TO NEW CONSTRUCTIONNO JOB TO BIG OR TO SMALLCC Shutters Sales & ServiceAll Types of Hurricane Protection Including Impact Windows From Panels to Remote Roll Downs 239-691-9002 CGC 150-77-08 PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland COMPUTER SERVICES License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You! 10% OFF ANY SERVICEWith is Ad CLEARVIEW CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSDRAPERY/WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR CONTRACTORS Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling CONSTRUCTION CO.HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands For Ten YearsIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909Hurricane Protection Consultant(239)472-0200CUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ph (239) 472-8446 Ron DeCorte #CBC058483LAWN SERVICE P.O. Box 1067 Estero, FL 33929 Joe Scarnato (239) ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201150 IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement UPHOLSTERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandDESIGNERS G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238


REMODELING oo O CGC1507121HOME IMPROVEMENT 2 Nice Guys, JUNE Special 15% OFF PaintingS213640 S313641 Member BBB A+ Rating239-694-0645 From custom decks to crown moulding... ...door & window installs to interior and exterior paintwork... Your vision will come to life! KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU SUPER CROSSWORD PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS CONTRACTORS MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788Of ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & Operated COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY Light Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFISHING CHARTER CONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable DependableGENERAL CONTRACTOR Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc. Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc.Building in Southwest Florida for over 25 YearsDREAMSBUILDING Specializing In Impact Glass WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT(239) 489-0442www.gregweglarz State Certi cation Number CG CA05420NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELINGREMODELING Lic. & Ins. PUZZLE ANSWERS51 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 2011


HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY MISC. FOR SALE GARAGE/YARD SALEPROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates 239-728-1971SR 4/9 B TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBELPrime east end direct access dockage. Seawall, electricity, water, parking. Only minutes to the gulf! Call: 470-2866 RS 12/17 CC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESWe 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 NEED COMPUTER HELP? Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus Detection & Removal. Free Initial Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873 RR 7/8 CC 7/29 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.RR 7/8 CC 7/29 ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201152 SCOOTER FOR SALE1986 Honda Helix. Pearl white, 20K miles, runs great. Tires are very good. Has a brand new windshield and backrest that need to be installed. A couple of small tears on seat. I have the title for the bike but the Tag Of ce requires a new title ($75) from a botched sale before I bought it. $1,000 OBO. Please call Mark at 239-297-2558.NS 7/15 NC 8/5 For Only $12 Per Week Your ClassifiedCan Be Seen From Anywhere In The World!Send it to onto & click on Place Classified NOW HIRINGNow hiring Servers, Bakery /Coffee Baristas, Host/Hostess, and Baker for IL TESOROs 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 RR 7/29 BM 8/26 BABY SITTER WANTED239-580-8573 RS 7/29 BM 8/26 If you would like copies of Island Sun delivered to your business or organization, Please call 395-1213 TROLLE Y DRIVERCDL Class C, with passenger indorsement. Safe driving record. Happy, fun person with exible hours. Call Evelyn at Adventures in Paradise, 239-472-8443.NS 7/29 BM 7/29 IMMEDIATE HELP WANTED!Looking for high energy, self motivated, friendly individual for part time sales. Must be available days, evenings, and weekends. Able to interact with customers, ring register, unpack shipment (lift 40 lbs). Please stop by store for application and to set up an interview. Butter y Beach, 2075 Periwinkle Way #44-45, Sanibel, FL 33957. 239-579-0172 NS 7/29 BM 7/29 DOC FORDS RUN BAR & GRILLEIs currently accepting applications for bartenders, servers, and host/hostess. Please apply in person 9am noon or 3pm 4pm. 975 Rabbit Road, Sanibel. NR 7/29 BM 8/12 YARD SALEThis is high quality stuff!! Antiques and collectables, unique/native artifacts, cars, high end clothing, and misc. Saturday, July 30 at 918 Main Street, Sanibel Island, 7 am. Sharp. Be sure to get there early to get what you want. This will go very fast.NS 7/29 BM 7/29


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL/SEASONAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLEFor a complete list visit our Website Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands 239-472-2311RS 10/9 B TFN WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom,1 bath. East End of Sanibel, 1/2 of duplex. Clean, bright & Great Rates! Call Bob 410-692-0200.RR 1/14 CC TFN 1 BR/BA AVAILABLE-SANIBELShare 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 NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or RS 4/1 BM TFN CONDO FOR SALETwo bed/two bath unfurnished ground floor condo, close to Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach, $89,500. Call 851-3506SR 10/9 N TFN PRIME SPACE FOR LEASERetail, Office, Take Out, Etc. Attractive Rates Offered! Islander Center on Sanibel Prime Periwinkle Frontage High Traffic Tenants Excellent Parking Immediate Occupancy Local/Pro-Active Owners Flexible Space Available Call Today! 239-850-7888SR 4/30 B TFN BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000NR 3/18 NC TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN Robyn & Robb MoranRS 7/8 BM TFNThe Moran Team(239) 443-0110John Gee & Company RealtorsHideaway Country Club Fort Myers Great View of 18th Fairway Quiet, 55+ Community SOLD We dont just list it, we SELL it! If you are thinking of SELLING, on or off Island, Please call us. We would Love to interview for the job! SOLD IN JUST 52 DAYS!!!ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201153 SR 7/30 N TFNGREAT INVESTMENT!Straight Sale, not a short sale or foreclosure. Close to both Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach. New paint, New Carpet, New Dishwasher, New microwave, Tile Lanai, New Bathroom Vanities and much more. Positive Cash Flow. Renter in Place. $89,500Call Chris Potter at239-233-2413to see this property. SanCap One Source RealtyINVESTMENT GRADEOwner Financing Complete 2011 Renovation Walk to beach neighborhood, 2BR 1 BA format for your next phase of expansion/pool 70x150, 721 Cardium Street, Sanibel. Cash fee for introducing parties. $359K Call 630-415-5125RS 7/15 CC TFN Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt RS 5/13 NC TFNIsabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.comFor Information And Showings Please Call McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2...make an offer!SANIBEL EAST END Elegant, Sanibel East End Canal Front Home with Boat Dock. Like New! ASKING $1,795,000KEY WEST STYLE HOME AT THE BAY IN FORT MYERS BEACH (5/4/2) Fully furnished including a boat, etc. Asking $1,190,000ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELA bright and airy 3/2 piling home in the Dunes. Good for families and very near the bus stop. New A/C, two-plus car garage, nice yard, asking $1,775 a month for annual lease or lease option. Vacant, spotless and ready for immediate occupancy. Call Dan at 239-470-1342 to view it. RS 7/22 BM TFN FOR RENTSpace for rent. 2,100 sq. ft. Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 239-558-5230. NS 7/22 BM 8/12 QUIET LOCATION1 Bedroom Unfurnished. Yearly Lease Includes All Utilities except Cable and Phone. $850 per month. Avail 8/1/2011. Call 239-472-2624NS 7/22 CC 7/29 ANNUAL HOUSE RENTALGreat central location in Gumbo Limbo, 3 Bedroom/2 full bath piling home for rent. Wrap around porch, updated kitchen, bright and airy. $2,050 per month. Call 239-691-9249NR 7/22 CC 7/29 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDMature couple (and one housecat) seeking 2 bd., 2 bath Sanibel home for annual rental. Approx. $1,100 $1,200 monthly. Excellent local references. Both work on island (VIP and Sanctuary Golf). 239-233-1067NR 7/29 CC 7/29 ANNUAL HOME RENTAL NEEDEDSanibel Family seeks Nice Annual Rental. 3+ Bedrooms, 2+ Bathrooms, Unfurnished. Landlord Foreclosure must move by 9/1/11. For Sale Properties Welcomed. Call Kerry 239-222-6669NR 7/29 CC 7/29 Dunes, 3/2.5 UF townhouse $1,700/mo. 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. Dunes, Lake Front, 4BR + / 4BA $3,000/mo. Duplex, 2/1 UF, remodeled, walk to beach. $900/mo.472-6747sanibelannualrentals.comCall on these Island Rentals and ask about our other Island Properties for rent .Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 7/29 BM TFN PERIWINKLE PARK SANIBELFor Sale Trailer 10 x 30 Attached 14 x 20 lanai Landscaped Storage Clean Move in condition Call Bill at 727-207-5787NR 7/29 CC 8/5


NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs 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 Library 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . . . . . . .472-4499 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon 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 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .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 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-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 Pets Of The Week ISLAND SUN JULY 29, 201154 Hi, Im Bruce, a male cocker spaniel and Im three years old. Im a happy, handsome, attentive boy with a sweet disposition. What more can I say? If you can give me a good home, I will be your loving, loyal companion. My adoption fee is $75. My name is Athena and I am spayed a domestic, medium hair gray and white female cat. Im sweet, loving and beautiful so I dont know why my owners moved and left me behind. If you can share your home and life with me, I will share my love and affection with you. My adoption fee is only $8 during the July adoption promotion. Dont forget, you can get a second cat free. I would love to have a feline pal at my new home. Adoption fees at Animal Services are being slashed even further. Adult cats may be adopted for just $8 (the cost of the county pet license) and kittens may be adopted for only $10. Cats and kittens are always two-forone at Animal Services. Also, check out the vast array of dogs available for $30. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. 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 Sheriffs 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. Athena ID# 466722 Bruce ID# 511114


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