Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Publication Date: 09-23-2011
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SEPTEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:17 7:25 7:17 7:24 7:18 7:23 7:18 7:22 7:19 7:21 7:19 7:19 7:20 7:18 VOL. 19, NO. 13 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Special Access During Ding Days October 21If youve ever dreamed of exploring JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges Wildlife Drive without the usual people and traffic that its birds and other sights attract, mark Friday, October 21 on your calendar for Get Outdoors! Day. Normally, Wildlife Drive closes to all visitors every Friday. As part of the weeklong Ding Darling Days, October 16 to 22, a special Friday celebration includes free Wildlife Drive admission to hikers and bikers and special Tarpon Bay Tram Tours throughout the day. Refuge volunteers are leading a free guided bike tour of the drive that day, beginning at 10 a.m. Below is a schedule for the days tours. Admission to Wildlife Drive is free for vehicular as well as bike and foot traffic the following day, Saturday, October 22, Conservation Art Day. Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge sponsors Ding Darling Days with support from Tarpon Bay Explorers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other private and business partners. The schedule is: Friday, October 21 Get Outdoors! Day, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wildlife Drive is open free to hikers/bikers, closed to vehicular traffic. Breakfast Nature and Sea Life Cruise, 8:30 to 10 a.m. $18.75 adults, $11.25 children. Guided Kayak Tour, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., $22.50 adults, $15 children. Free Refuge Bike Tour, 10 to 11:30 a.m., meet at Education Center flagpole. Special Friday Refuge Tram Tour, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. (Wildlife Drive is closed to all other vehicular traffic that day); $9.75 adults, $6 children; Sea Life and Nature Cruise, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $15 adults, $9 children. Free Deck Talk: Sharks, 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Guided Kayak Tour, 1 to 3 p.m. $22.50 adults, $15 children Sea Life and Nature Cruise, 1:30 to 3 p.m., $15 adults, $9 children. Free Bunche Beach Birding Tour, 1 to 4 p.m.; meet at Bunche Beach; limited number of reservations. On-site parking $1 per hour. Evening Sea Life & Nature Cruise, 5 to 7 p.m. $18.75 adults, $11.25 children. Sunset Paddle, 5 to 7 p.m., $30 adults, $18.75 children. Reservations are required for most events; call 472-8900. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. Bike, hike or take a tram through the refuge on October 21 and have Wildlife Drive virtually all to yourself Firefighters Support FISH 10KThe Sanibel firefighters will be in force on October 15 for the 10K Run for FISH. They will be on duty at The Community House and will have a team of six in the run this year. On the fire truck: Firefighter Paramedic John Reitenbach, Firefighter Paramedic Josh Koza, Firefighter EMT Ron Ritchie and Captain Paramedic Tom Tracy; front: Bill Fellows, president of FISH; Fire Chief Danny Duncan; Maggi Feiner, executive director of FISH; Fire Marshal Rick Tassoni; Administrator Mary Hickey; Ed Ridlehoover, FISH 10K co-chair; Training Officer (and FISH 10K committee member) Tim Barrett; and John Pryor, FISH 10K co-chair Council Takes With One Hand, Gives Back With The Otherby Anne MitchellTo offset a 3 percent sewer rate increase passed earlier that day, Sanibel City Council on Tuesday evening cut the millage rate for the 2011-12 budget to save property owners from digging a bit deeper into their pockets. Vice Mayor Mick Denham said the sewer rate increase of $18 a year was small, but still a burden in these tough economic times. Giving citizens a break will allow the city a year to look at ways to cut sewer system expenses to avoid further increases, he said. Council unanimously approved a millage of 2.1038, down 2.74 percent from the figure the city has been working with since July. The city budget is $47.6 million. Property owners will pay $2.1038 per $1,000 of assessed value or about $1,138 on a home assessed at $541,000, the Sanibel median. The new budget is about $3.8 million greater than the current one due in part to the decision to pay down debt on the unfunded liabilities of the general employees and police pension funds. Sanibels assessed value is $4.207 billion, down about 1 percent from last years $4.211 billion. Initially, Denham suggested the city use $165,000 from the appropriations fund to lower the millage to 2.1169. But that would fully benefit only owners of homes valued at $477,000 and over. Resident Steve Maxwell said the impact for those with homes valued lower wouldntcontinued on page 9


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 20112 American Legion Post 123 NewsSunday, September 25 is Doug Freshs BBQ ribs and chicken dinner from 1 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 123. There will be live music with Full of Trouble at 6 p.m. October 15 marks the opening of crab season. Nine Ball pool tournaments are played every Monday night starting at 6 p.m. This weeks winner for match one was Joe Steamer. Dennis Bender took second. Match two winner was Dennis Bender with Jack Dalton in second. Good shootin 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 in and try one of the halfpounders. 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 thorugh Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker three on SanibelCaptiva Road. For more information call 472-9979. Hortoons Read us online at IslandSunNews.com




ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 20114 Tickets Now Available For The Prom For Grown-UpsThe Sanibel School PTA and the Sanibel Community Association welcome all adults in the community (21 and older) to a prom party at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8. Tickets are $25 and include dancing to tunes spun by a DJ and games. There will be hors doeuvres from Cips Place, Sweet Melissas, Holy Smoke BBQ, Catering by Leslie Adams, and Gator Bites as well as desserts from Tween Waters Inn and Sanibel Cake Company. Adult beverages will be available. Tickets are now available for purchase at The Community House. Partygoers are welcome to bring a date or go solo. Dress is retro prom formal, formal or Sanibel formal. The fundraiser will help support the arts programs at The Sanibel School. Dig up and email your high school or prom pictures for a slideshow. Photos can be sent to thesanibelprom@gmail.com. Last weeks mystery photo was sent in by Sanibel School Media Specialist Libby Payne and former School Media Specialist Arlene Dillon. Find out who is in this weeks mystery photo in next weeks Island Sun. If you would like to make a donation or sponsor the event, contact Patty Holston at 472-1707. Join The Shellabration! Shellabration 2012! is an island-wide, week-long celebration of the Sanibel Shell Fair and Show, designed as a tribute to our 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. The list of Shellabrators includes: Amys Something Special, located at 630 Tarpon Bay Road, will offer a 15 percent discount on locally made shell pendants that are wrapped in sterling silver. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, free admission to the museum on Monday, February 27. BIG ARTS, Show your Shell Smarts at BIG ARTS! During Shell Fair week, between February 27 and March 3, visitors are invited to bring a shell to BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road, or BIG ARTS at 2244 Periwinkle Way (by the Sanibel Bean), or the Herb Strauss Theater at 2200 Periwinkle Way, (directly across from the Shell Fair). Identify the shell, add it to the collection and receive special discounted ticket pricing on select BIG ARTS programs from February 27 through March 3. In addition, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League will have a special shell-themed exhibit in the Herb Strauss Theater lobby. Billys Bikes And Rentals will be giving all customers (on-line and in-store) a raffle ticket for a chance to win a signed Shellabration poster designed by artist Pam Brodersen. Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will have several shell collections on display throughout Shellabration week inside the Rutland House, Burnap Cottage, Morning Glories and the Schoolhouse. In addition, there will be a shell collection from Thomas Edison with a letter to authenticate it from Mina Edison. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Ranger-led Beach Walks at the refuges Perry Tract at Gulfside Park Shell-related Reading at the Refuge session with shell craft, Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. Free touch tank demo at Tarpon Bay Recreation Area Blair Witherington, author of Floridas Living Beaches will give the lecture on March 2 Great White Grill has created its own microbrew, Shellabraton Beer. It will be available during Shellabration week. There will be Shellabration beer specials all week long. JB Designs Cards designed by local photographer/artist Boyd Johnson Free Sanddollar with purchase of $20 or more during Shellabration week. Sanibel Sea Shells, stop by to play a round of scavenger jeopardy. Visit online at www.seashells.com She Sells Sea Shells will be running two promotions during Shellabration week: 25 percent off craft supplies that include; wood and paper mache boxes and frames, along with many other paper and wood items, glue, glaze, glitter, glass jars, and mirror backs. Sailors Valentine Sale; regular price of $275 will be reduced to $75, traditional antique flower design with a multi-colored shell. Limited quantities. Shiny Objects, guests will receive a free shell tote bag with purchases over $50. Additionally, select jewelry items will include the customers choice of shell jewelry or trinket box. Restrictions apply, see store for details. The Sanibel Public Library, Shell Book Reading and Fossil Shell Displays Shell Book Reading Displays, more than 350 shell-related books. Plus, your favorite titles and rare books from the reference collection will be on display on the main level of the library throughout February and March. Fossil Shell Display Library Ground Floor: 120 different species, ages thousands to as much as five million years old. 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. Shellabration Necklace will be offered for sale at various venues around the island. The specially designed shell necklace will allow for creative additions to make each one as unique as its owner. Shellabrators will be encouraged to collect several and make an island fashion statement. Childrens Art, the children of the island will be invited to get involved by creating a special Shellabration work of art. Calendar of Events: The Sanibel Stoop, Friday, February 17. Help break a Guiness Book of World Records. Opening gala at Traditions at Island Inn, Sunday February 26. Fashion show luncheon at The Sanctuary featuring one-of-a-kind shell adorned garments. 75th Shell Fair and Show, Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 3.continued on page 19 Guess who is in these prom pictures Photo by Cameron Michael Photography Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OM Managed by239.395.9111Association Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch ServicesSHOPONSANIBEL.COM Shop hop OnSanibel anibel


5 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011Rock The House SizzlesOver 150 guests came out to The Community House this past Saturday night for a high-voltage party that rekindled island friendships and got The 1927 House Capital Campaign off to a flying start. Enjoying live music by The New Vinyls and a delicious spread catered by Cips Place, islanders lit up The Community House with a high energy first campaign event unlike any in recent memory. I would say we Rocked the House and Raised the Roof on Saturday night, said Campaign Coordinator Debi Almeida. People just really enjoyed themselves and participated in the fun. Afterwards I was asked repeatedly if we could have something every month. It seemed to bring the community together in a big way and people want more of that. Instead of a special appearance by Jack Black, the guests were treated to Campaign Chair Terry Igos impersonation of Mick Jagger. Flanked by the black-clad Jagger Girls, Igo strolled onto the dance floor with striped pants and a wig, singing Honky Tonk Woman. The crowd went crazy. Many guests took Igos lead and got into the spirit of the evening. Islander Leonard Thatch was dubbed Keith Richards after joining the band on stage and playing guitar to another Rolling Stones tune. It was fun from beginning to end, said Karen Bell, who is serving on the Community Gifts Committee. What a great way to bring the community together. This is what The Community House is all about... I love Sanibel!! Igo later gave a short plug for The 1927 House Capital Campaign, letting everyone know its underway and asking for their participation. The $3.5 million capital campaign will provide funds to preserve, expand, and modernize one of the islands oldest historic buildings and attached facilities. The Rock The House party gave a tantalizing glimpse of the type of high-spirited events that could be held in the future in the centrally-located, historically-rich Community House. The next event, scheduled for November 9 at The Community House (5 to 8 p.m.), will celebrate island history. The evening will feature live storytelling by Sanibel legends Francis Bailey and Porter Goss as well as an appearance by Charles McCullough, who will sign notecards of one of his iconic black and white photographs. The Baileys Model-T Ford is expected to be on display outside the building. Thank you to SCA board members, capital campaign cabinet committee members and the many volunteers who helped make Rock the House a success. Volunteers included SCA President Marge Meek and her husband Joe, Salli and Billy Kirkland, Chauncey and Allison Goss, and Kevin and Birgie Vertesch. Event chair Nanci Berlin led the preparations in the weeks leading up to the party. Co-chairs of the party: Craig Albert, Jeff Powers, Terry Igo, and Eric Pfeifer. They cochaired with their wives Monica, Veronica, Mary, Cristin, and Mary Ellen The perfect evening to catch up with island friends A rockin good time was had by all Jagger Girls Stacey Stevens (left) and Rachael Tritaik with Campaign Chair Terry Igo, aka Mick Jagger


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 20116 INSIDE CITY HALL 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 VoslooPRINTED 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 Christman Library Budget Passes With No IncreaseThe Sanibel Public Library District Board of Commissioners passed the 201112 budget without an increase in the millage rate. The library has maintained the millage rate of .00375 since the 2008-09 budget year, when they decreased the rate for taxpayers. Sanibel Public Library Board of Commissioners Millie Ford, Sandy Zahorchak, Linda Uhler, Tom Krekel, Linda Kramer and Dan Moeder Sanibel Town Center Plan To Be Revisitedby Anne MitchellCity Council is to resurrect the idea of a town center plan that would provide a gathering place for the community. Councilman Marty Harrity told council on Tuesday that he has heard a lot of dialog about a town square, a piazza... and he wants council to discuss the idea to see if it is something we want to resurrect and what direction we think the city should take. Harrity said he wants council to have all the information collected over the last four years for review. Council abandoned the idea in 2008 after much discussion and public input. The idea for a town center was spurred in 2006 when the Nave family put 9.5 acres at the center of the proposed district. One group planned a residential development for older citizens that would be close to city hall, the library and other amenities. And the city hired consultants to develop guidelines. In the end it came to naught. Vice Mayor Mick Denham said, I remember painfully the activity we went through. We took this a very long way. We spent tens of thousands of dollars to come up with a plan. Unfortunately it was hijacked by a small minority of the community. What I feared is now happening. We have everybody doing their own plan. The Community Association already has a design for a renovated center; the Nave property was sold to the Middendorf family, which owns The Bean; and BIG ARTS has outgrown its structures. This is another opportunity for us to take a position and do what is right for the city and the community, said Harrity. Creating a work plan for the town center general and town center limited commercial districts, especially Palm Ridge Road, are on the councils 201112 goals. Paving Petition Consent Rate Loweredby Anne MitchellResidents of Nerita Street may soon be able to realize their goal of getting the dusty road paved. On Tuesday, the council agreed unanimously to lower the consent rate needed to petition the city to pave Nerita as a special assessment project. Instead of requiring agreement from 80 percent of the 11 property owners, they will now need just 67 percent, or two-thirds. That ratio will also take effect island wide for similar projects. It will be enacted at the October council meeting. Nerita residents have failed in the past to gain the 80 percent agreement required under the current law. Some say its because there are several absentee landlords who dont have to put up with the dust and respiratory problems. If the paving is done in 2012, the city will pay $11,000 and the residents $22,000 of the $33,000 cost. It will cover an area from Junonia to East Gulf Drive. Not all residents want paving. Robert Pochopin wrote to the city that an unintended consequence would be an increase in through traffic. CHR Is Asked To Give City A Full Financial Reportby Anne MitchellThe financial status of Community Housing & Resources, the citys affordable housing foundation, will be on the Sanibel City Councils next agenda. At the suggestion of Councilman Doug Congress, liaison to CHR, Nancy Fash-McHenry, CHR executive director, will give council a full financial report next month. Congress said CHR has financial liabilities, such as an $11,000 unpaid sewer bill.continued on page 7


7 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Councilman HonoredSanibel City Councilman Jim Jennings was honored Tuesday for his service as president of the Southwest Florida League of Cities. He was presented with a plaque by his successor, Forrest Banks, a Fort Myers City Council member. Forrest Banks, right, presents a plaque to Jim Jennings 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.Mt. Gay Gold or Silver Rum 1.75 ltr. Reg. $28.99 SALE $26.99 Ketel One Vodka 1.75 ltr. SALE $39.99 Don Q Gold or Silver Rum 1.75 ltr. Reg. $21.99 SALE $19.99 Jose Cuervo Gold or Silver Tequila 1.75 ltr. Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99 CLOS DU BOIS CLOS DU BOIS Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. Reg. $11.99 SALE Reg. $11.99 SALE $9.99 $9.99 Pinot Grigio Pinot Grigio 750 ml. 750 ml. Reg. $13.99 SALE Reg. $13.99 SALE $9.99 $9.99 Chardonnay 750 ml. Chardonnay 750 ml. Reg. $11.99 Reg. $11.99 SALE SALE $9.99 $9.99 A Great Place To Be Stranded 10 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com End of Summer Blowout Sale! For two weeks only a LARGE selection of NEW HARDCOVERS 50-75% OFF! 25% OFF ALL BATH AND BODY! AND 50-75% OFF a LARGE selection of CLOTHING!Stuart Woods Book Signing Monday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m. 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 Sewer Rate Hike Passes NarrowlyA tussle over whether to hand down a 3 percent sewer rate hike to Sanibel residents passed with a 3-2 vote on Tuesday. Mayor Kevin Ruane and Vice Mayor Mick Denham were opposed.Council had agreed in a July budget session to raise the sewer rate but when presented with a resolution to adopt a revised rate schedule on Tuesday, Ruane and Denham balked. The increase amounts to about $18 a year per household, or $1.56 a month.Tara Hollis, sewer consultant, raised concerns when she said if the rate is not increased this year, the city will forego $4 million over the next 20 years due to compounding. Ruane, the councils financial guru, said he had a hard time believing that prediction, and so did Councilman Doug Congress, a former CPA. We dont get it, how do you expect the public to understand it? asked Ruane. Denham said citizens have complained to him about the increase. He suggested a slight reduction in the millage rate for the city budget so the increase would be a wash, but that did not receive support. Neither did Councilman Jim Jennings suggestion that From page 6Financial ReportHe said he has heard concerns from the public and wants to determine how widespread this crisis might be. He added, They have a large amount of past due bills, they certainly have a liquidity issue right now. Their lack of a treasurer has really hurt this organization. Vice Mayor Mick Denham said there are concerns about finances and the general running of CHR and he would like to review the structure of the board and whether they are performing the role expected of them. He added, There are many people in the community asking questions and I am not able to answer these questions. In other action, council unanimously approved a revised tenant manual. FashMcHenry said it includes requiring anybody 18 years and over, not just the head of household, to make the application for tenancy. There are also revisions regarding tenant suitability, criminal background checks and drug dealing activity. As far as allowing pets in the rental units, Fash-McHenry said the law requires that service, support and companion pets be allowed but otherwise, its a no pets policy. If a physician provides documentation (that a person needs a companion pet) we have to accept that, she added. I think it is a very well done document, said Congress. the city write a check for the $165,000 the increase would generate so it would not be passed on to citizens. The sewer system is the citys largest debt at $34.1 million and in an August budget session, council agreed to pay down $2.96 million on the sewer debt. Resident Claudia Burns reminded council that some years ago the Island Water Association asked for an 18 percent rate hike after deferring increases over the years. If you defer it now, you will pay it later, she said.


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 20118 LOGOS Use Your Noodle NightLOGOS Family Ministry kicks off on Wednesday, October 5 with Use Your Noodle Night at Sanibel Community Church. This is a mid-week program for kids ages three years through fifth grade. It meets every Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Every week is a new theme with games, crafts, music, Bible lessons, and dinner. Registration forms are available online www.sanibelchurch.com or call Kathy Cramer at 472-2684. Kids cant wait for their turn Take your best shot Sanibel Recreation Department Chooses Member Of The MonthThe City of Sanibel Recreation Department would like to recognize the Member of the Month, Christine Jennings. Jennings and her husband Jim have been residents of Sanibel for 20 years and joined the Sanibel Recreation Center when the facility opened in December 2007. Her favorite features of the center are the weight room, the water classes and Zumba classes. According to Jennings, being a member has been beneficial because it has allowed her to relieve aches and pains, gain muscle mass, and maintain strength while looking and feeling great. She said she now has more energy to enjoy life. When asked for a comment, Jennings replied, The Sanibel Recreation Center has helpful, good staff; excellent hours of operation; a variety of activities and is a beautiful and well-maintained building. Jennings was a public school teacher for 25 years and taught students life skills such as career education, finance and teamwork. She describes herself as a people person and a lifelong learner who enjoys the arts and nature. Her life philosophy is that there should be balance in all areas and the recreation center helps her to achieve it. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information call the center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Christine Jennings Sanibel Center 4 LifeMondaysHappy Hour Fitness 9 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. TuesdaysGentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Knit Wits 12:30 p.m. Hand & Foot 12:30 p.m. WednesdaysHappy Hour Fitness 9 a.m. Hotdog Grill 11:30 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. ThursdaysGentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Mah Jongg 12:30 p.m. Mexican Train 12:30 p.m. FridaysHappy Hour Fitness 9 a.m. Watercolor with Bea Pappas 1 p.m. 2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743 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 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com


9 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011The Childrens Education Center of the Islands (CECI) 6th annual Beach Ball fundraiser benefits families in need by raising money for scholarships. Without scholarships, many island families would be in a desperate situation to find quality care for their children. Since 1999, CECI, a not-for-profit community preschool, has provided more than $180,000 in scholarships. On average, 10 percent of the preschools annual enrollment benefits from these scholarships. The island economy is dependent upon the service from those who work in varying capacities on Sanibel and Captiva. Families rely upon CECIs loving, learning environment and extended care. The center provides for the youngest of children on a daily basis with preschool education starting at age two through the VPK program (4and 5-yearolds). The Beach Ball will be held Saturday, October 22 at The Sanctuary Golf Club, from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be appetizers, a buffet dinner, dessert, open bar, music by DJ New Beginnings, and an array of silent and live auctions. Cost is $75 per person. Make your reservation by sending a check payable to CECI, 350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel, FL 33957, along with your name and phone number. Babysitting is available at CECI. Space is limited. In conjunction with the Beach Ball, the school is also raffling off a week of fun in the sun at South Seas Island Resort. The package includes a gulf front beach villa (two bedroom, two bath plus loft area), a $1,520 value, donated by Royal Shell Vacations. Raffle tickets are only $10 and available at The Childrens Center, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, RE/MAX Rentals, Select Vacations, Royal Shell Captiva and Sanibel offices, Pandoras Box, Bank of the Islands and Pfeifer Real Estate. Winner will be announced the evening of the Beach Ball and you need not be present to win. All proceeds from the event and the raffle will benefit The Childrens Education Center of the Islands. For additional information visit www.cecikids.org or contact the school at 472-4538. Sponsorship opportunities and auction items are always welcome. From page 1Council be alleviated. He called it a regressive tax, adding, I read in the newspapers that we are going to pay less taxes this year. That is not necessarily true now. Will the city refund me? Subsequently, Denham moved to further cut the millage, taking $220,000 from appropriations. As a result, people with property values of $354,515 and up will feel the full benefit. Mayor Kevin Ruane said, This is an opportunity to offset what we did this morning. I am not advocating we do it every year. Kiwanians with CECI students Lily Lockard and Ace Lewis Sanibel-Captiva KiwanisKiwanis Kornersubmitted by Eric PfeiferDavid Plazas from the Fort Myers News-Press was our guest speaker this week. As the community conversation editor, Plazas gave an excellent presentation of the transformation of the News-Press from all print to a combination of print and digital. In 2011, the News Press won 20 awards and was ranked number one in journalism by the Florida Press Association. Many people are now getting their news from smart phones and tablets as opposed to reading a newspaper. While very therapeutic to sit and read a paper, it is sometimes simply more efficient to get the news online. While you may think technology must be putting newspapers out of business, Plazas told us less than one percent of the papers across the country have folded. There has been a contraction of many of the publications, however, due to the presence of the Internet and a decrease in profits. In fact, the News-Press has decreased from 750 employees in 2006 to 320 employees this year. Gannett, the international parent company of the News-Press, is striving to be a digital media powerhouse. Two examples of changes they have implemented are the use of Skype while interviewing people to gather information and QR codes to pull up websites from various ads in the paper. The challenge to the media is how to get paid for sharing information online. The News-Press reports that 80 percent of their revenues still come from the printed newspapers and other publications. And many of the online readers do not want to pay for the information through subscriptions. On a larger scale, Plazas and his staff are concerned about how this transformation will affect the future generations and their ability to compete globally. The News-Press is sponsoring a Market Watch program on October 5 discussing this subject and the urgency of teaching kids STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. If you know of an organization that could use our help, contact any Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanian. Locally, FISH has always been one of those organizations we like to help, and we are proud to be the Gold Sponsor for the 3rd annual 10k Race 4 FISH on October 15. You can still sign up at http://www. ftmyerstrackclub.com/Calendar2.htm We hope to see you there, and please dont run over the friendly men helping you park that morning in the dark! David Plazas Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Kiwanis Named Title Sponsor For CECI Beach Ball Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


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 www.orthodox-faith.com 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: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 15, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m. 1-239-472-1646 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 www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org 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 ryi139@aol.com. MARILYN P. LYN VEILLETTEMarilyn P. Lyn Veillette, 76, of Sanibel passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 14 at HealthPark in Fort Myers after a year marked by several stays in the hospital. Lyn was born in Meriden May 17, 1935 to Dr. Daniel C. and Grace L. Pease. Lyn is survived by her husband of 56 years, George Veillette; her brother Daniel C. Pease, Jr. of Old Lyme, Connecticut; her children Mark E. of Houston, Texas; Paul S. of Newtown, Connecticut; and Lisa L. (Lentz) of Wake Forest, North Carolina. Lyn was predeceased by her sisters Nettie and Sally. She graduated from Meriden High School in 1953 and attended Green Mountain Junior College in Vermont for art studies. Lyn and George were married in 1956 and spent almost 30 years living in the Yalesville section of Wallingford Connecticut. Lyn enjoyed gardening and painting, and worked as a nurses aide at Memorial Hospital in Meriden, and as a floral designer. In 1988, Lyn and George, tired of the cold winters, moved to beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida after spending four vacations there, enjoying shell collecting and the laid back lifestyle. She loved handwork and was a proficient knitter, crocheter, quilter and sewer. Lyn was a very active member of the Pelican Knitters, an island group of knitters and crocheters who work for charity. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date in Sanibel. Memorial donations can be made in her name to: Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, PO Box 839, Sanibel FL 33957. OBITUARY Community House To Benefit From Donations Tribeca Salon, located at 2340 Periwinkle Way in the Village Shops, announces the grand opening of its new nail space. To jumpstart the addition of new services, Tribeca will be donating proceeds of nail salon services back to The Community House. The fundraiser runs now through October 15. For every $55 manicure/pedicure special, $10 will be donated to The Community House. Five dollars will be donated back for each $15 manicure and each $40 pedicure. For more information or to make an appointment, call 395-3800. Be sure to mention The Community House. Dr. Mark W. Hullstrung House Calls for Dogs and Cats By Appointment: (239) 244-1401 Gelato says, My Dad takes good care of me.Let him care for your pets in the comfort of your home. ANNOUNCING CONCIERGE VETERINARY SERVICES FOR SANIBEL, CAPTIVA & FORT MYERS Read Us Online At IslandSunNews.com Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201110


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201112 RESERVATIONS ANDDIRECTIONS:239482-6765EXT.117650 SANCARLOSBLVD. Fort Myers Beachwww.SandyButler.com At The Sandy Butler, gourmet is VISITTHESANDYBUTLERforaTASTEOFGOURMETTODAY OURMET Experience BringthiscouponandreceiveISRW8/1110%OFFOfferexpires9/31/2011.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! 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 OvereasyCafeSanibel.com 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 OvereasyCafeSanibel.com Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellFeisty, thats a great word to describe Rotarys guest speaker last week. Passionate is another label we could attach to Jo Marshall, volunteer counselor with SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), an insurance assistance program for elder Floridians. She spoke to us about educating ourselves regarding a plethora of Medicare, Medicaid, longterm care options, and prescription assistance programs. Marshall is dedicated to helping Florida seniors, their caregivers and family members through the quagmire of procedures with hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies in order to take advantage of these government programs. SHINE is a no-fee service. When you are admitted to the hospital, are you considered an inpatient or outpatient? Most of us think that when you are admitted to the hospital, you are an inpatient; not necessarily so these days. You have to ask your medical status because it makes a difference in present and future medical care. If you are not likely to go into a skilled nursing facility, outpatient may be all right for you because the hospital deductible will not be due. Outpatient services are covered under Medicare Part B, but there is a definite difference when it comes to Medicare payments for follow-up care in skilled nursing facilities. If you are an inpatient you must be in the hospital three days not including day of discharge before entering a skilled nursing facility for Medicare to pay the first 20 days and part of day 21-100. If you are an inpatient for less than three days, you are responsible for all of your stay in a skilled nursing facility. In Florida this can be $22,500 to about $30,000 for 100 days. If you are an outpatient, sometimes called observation, none of those days will count towards payment in a skilled nursing care. Marshalls advice: If you are concerned about your status when being admitted to the hospital and think it should be changed, talk to your physician. If no satisfaction there, you also have the right to contact the Quality Improvement Organization (QIQ) and their independent members will review your case. QIQ can help you with your Medicare and Medicare Advantage rights, so call 1-800844-0795 or 1-866-800-8757. If you are confused about your medical care, make an appointment at SHINE. They will help you determine the Medicare program for you. They will explain premiums and deductibles and the eligibility for prescription drug programs. Marshall herself is a champion at drug program appeals. She has processed over 60 appeals to drug insurance programs and has recovered three quarters of a million dollars in drug money for her clients. As Marshall said, she loves a good fight. To make an appointment to see a SHINE Medicare consultant, call 1-80096ELDER. Jo Marshall is a volunteer for SHINE at Older Adult Services/SHARE Club office Cape Coral. To make an appointment with her, call 772-6765. 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. Jo Marshall Silver Sponsor For 10K Race 4 FISHDoc Fords Rum Bar and Grill, has become a Silver Sponsor for the 10K Race for FISH. In addition to their sponsorship, Doc Fords will also have a large team in the race drawn from both their Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach restaurant locations. A big thank you to Doc Fords, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH, They have been a big supporter to FISH over the years. We appreciate them taking a Silver Sponsorship in the FISH 10K. We are also impressed that they will have a large team running the race. Good luck to them all. Doc Fords managers from the Sanibel restaurant with members of the FISH 10K committee


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201114 Celebrity Island Dinner To Benefit Shell MuseumThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and Traders Restaurant will sponsor a Celebrity Island Dinner on Monday, October 3 at Traders, located at 1551 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Seating will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person, and all proceeds will benefit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The list of celebrity servers includes: Craig Albert, Ric Base, Karen Bell, Mark Blust, Terry Igo, Friedrich Jaeger, Anne Joffe, Richard Johnson, Leoma Lovegrove, Tim Murty, Sandy Stilwell, Mike Valiquette, and Bob Walsh. Karen Bells birthday is October 3 and nothing would make her happier than to receive gratuities for sharing her special night at your service. Joe Archambault of Traders has designed a delicious menu to be prepared by Mike Patnode, including soup or salad: (white gazpacho, crab bisque, Caesar salad); entrees: shrimp scampi, Parmesan-encrusted chicken, grilled salmon, or 10-ounce New York strip steak; and dessert: Key lime pie. Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery has donated a stunning raffle prize and there will also be an impressive list of Chinese auction items. Danny Morgan, John McLane, and Bruce Akioka will provide tropical entertainment. Reservations are required. To register visit www.shellmuseum.org/events.cfm. For more information contact Amanda Stirn at astirn@shellmuseum.org. Danny Morgan will perform at the shell museums Celebrity Island Dinner World-Class Shelling, Fishing and Sanibel Sunsets! Shopping Begins East Endat theSanibel Lighthouse Periwinkle Way Now Open for Breakfast & Lunch Only (till 3 pm) 472-0303 362 Periwinkle WayLighthouse CafePaul J. Morris BrokerCommercial/Residential 239-579-0511 O ce Vacation Rentals Property Management Email: paul@lighthouserealty .com www.LighthouseRealtyOf eIslands.com WE NOW OFFER STERLING SILVER POLISHING14K and 18K Platinum, Custom Design, Watch Batteries and Bands Buying GoldOn Sanibel For Over 20 Years!SUMMER HOURSMon-Fri 9:30-3:30 pm Sat. 9:30-?(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544 Unique Clothing & Accessories for the Island Girl and Island WomanFeaturing NYDJ Joseph Ribkoff. Berek Painted Pony & much, much more....SUMMER HOURSMon-Fri 9:30-3:30 pm Sat. 9:30-?(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455 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 www.pinocchiosicecream.com It's Simply the Best! We Cannot Tell A Lie. Original Italian Ice Cream Original Italian Ice Cream Shanna Clark caught this nice pompano Friday, September 2, around 10:30 a.m. during a strong outgoing tide in Pine Island Sound. She was using live shrimp on light tackle. What a great fight! Lakes Park Nature WalkA nature walk with a bird patrol guide will take place Saturday, October 1 at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced guides pointing out the many species in this Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Walkers meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus. Turn right. Drive to end of road and continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the train station. Arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576 This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Its free with paid parking. Parking is $1 an hour or $5 all day. Shanna Clark Fish Caught Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com




ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201116 Fish Your Way Up The Food Chainby Capt. Matt MitchellBending a rod last week was easy just not so easy if you were looking to do it with a snook or redfish. Daytime tides were far from ideal for catching these glamor species so after only getting smaller snook and redfish during morning charters, I switched it up and fished the schools of hungry fish under the diving birds that could be found throughout the bay. You may call it trash fishing but it sure is fun and so easy to do when not much else is going on. Just about any place in the bay you could come across this fast-paced action. Small white birds feeding close to the water, diving pelicans and boiling and leaping fish made it simple to spot where you needed be. Some of the most producive areas where the surface feeding fish could be spotted were around Redlight Shoal and the inside of Redfish and Captiva passes all the way to the western shore of Pine Island. These schools held a lot of ladyfish as well as some bluefish, jacks, Spanish mackerel, small blacktip sharks and trout. My favorite lure to throw into these feeding fish is a Luhr Jensen oz. chrome colored crippled herring. This versatile small, heavy spoon comes with both a treble hook and a J-hook in the package and can either be cast or trolled. I rig it with the J-hook, more so for the safety factor as the fish often spit the hook. The J-hook also makes it much easier to unhook the fish unharmed once boated and is long enough you dont get many cut-offs with toothy fish. Sure, just about any small, swim bait, plastic jig or diving plug will work on these fish that are gorging themselves on the schools of small whitebait and glass minows, but the crippled herring is all metal and just about indestructible. It is heavy for its size and can be cast a mile on light spinning tackle when feeding fish pop up. After working these feeding schools of fish and loading up with a few ladyfish for cut bait fishing, I have been working my way up the food chain. Sharks of all types and sizes could be found throughout the bay and around these blitzes. Rig a bigger spinning rod with a circle hook and half a ladyfish and head for Rocky Channel which, on an incoming tide, remains an awesome place to catch shark after shark. But just about any place close to the passes in six or more feet of water held good numbers of sharks too. Spending a hour or two in Rocky Channel is like visiting a National Geographic special with big sharks being sighted pushing along the shallow grass flats on either side of this narrow winding passage. Also, big turtles, manatees, large rays and a few tarpon often cruise up and down this deep natural channel. If its big and swims in our waters, odds are it moves up and down this very fishy channel. Daytime tides get a whole lot better this week for snook and redfish action but on those tougher fishing days it sure is nice to know that for the next few months or so there will be this same easy fishing to fall back on.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. 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 islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. A keeper size trout caught in the mix last week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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17 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 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)472-9300 (239)472-9300 Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL JerrysFoods.com JerrysFoods.com Experience Taste! Experience Taste! $3.99CrystalDrinking Water24 pack Organic Baby Peeled Carrots Ad Effective September 22 28 Ad Effective September 22 28 $1.99Corona or Corona Light Dozen Roses$9.99 Earthbound Bag Organic Salads each$2.99 Organic Eggs $3.99$13.99Save $7.0012 Pk. Shell Museum Free Beach WalksThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is offering a free monthly program that is fun and fascinating for the whole family. Participants meet at Gulfside City Park/Algiers Beach on Sanibel on the last Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. The next event is on September 27. Museum volunteer Dotty DeVasure, a lifelong shelling expert, gives tips on finding and identifying mollusks and explains how they live, eat and move. During the hour-long walk, DeVasure is available to answer questions and help participants identify shells. Although sea turtle nesting season is winding down, there could be a nest or two spotted along the way. The program is free, but parking fees apply. Call Diane Thomas at 395-2233 for additional information. Shell Museum volunteer Dotty DeVasure helps a young beach walker identify a shell Shell Photo CompetitionThere is still time to capture a live mollusk image and enter it in the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums 2nd annual Live Mollusk Photography Competition. Photos taken by amateurs of live mollusks eating, moving, mating, etc., are eligible for the contest. Entries will be accepted at the museum until November 1, including electronically-submitted pictures. The winning submissions will be announced during the museums anniversary week, November 18 to 24. The top photos will be displayed on the museums web site, Facebook page and in the lobby. A list of contest rules and judging criteria, and the registration form to be completed and e-mailed with each entry, can be found at www.shellmuseum.org. Send all inquiries and entries to Diane Thomas, dothomas@shellmuseum.org, or contact the museum at 395-2233. Adrian Gonzales Guillen won a prize for this photograph in last years competition


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201118 BEST KEPT BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE SECRET ON THE ISLANDS! ISLANDS! BRING THE WHOLE BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! FAMILY! 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 239-395-2300 239-395-2300www.HungryHeron.com FRIDAY LOBSTER FEASTWhole Maine LobsterLimited Availability ALL-YOU-CAN-EATSPECIALSMONDAY NIGHT PRIME RIB includes baked potato and grilled vegetablesFISH FRY EVERY DAY Noon til closeincludes French fries and corn on the cobISLAND SHRIMP Noon til closeMix n match coconut fried or grilled includes French fries and corn on the cob$1695 $1995 $1795 All special offers good with ad, one per customer, coupons not good in conjunction with any other offer or c oupon, tax and gratuity added before discounts, expires 12-31-11. KIDS EAT FREEWith the purchase of one $15.95 and up entree Kids (10 and under) receive one free kids meal. Not valid with any other promotion or discount, Must present ad. 10% OFF FOODLunch or Dinner Every Day BEER BATTERED FISH N CHIPS BASKET$9.95 Every DayIncludes French fries and coleslawOPEN 7 DAYS!submitted by Jenna Sullivan, Sanibel Sea SchoolAs summer comes to a close on Sanibel Island, our beaches become littered with what look like exploding green lima beans in the wrack line. These are in fact the seeds of the black mangrove (Avicennia germinans), a hardy, salt-tolerant tree that is native to our shores. Black mangrove trees flower in summer and produce seeds in the late summer and early fall. Like most mammals, but relatively unique in the plant world, black mangroves are viviparous they bring forth live young. The seeds ripen and grow while still attached to the parent tree, and then drop into the water fully germinated. They float on the tides for an indefinite period of time before contacting soil and taking root in a new home in the intertidal zone. The intertidal zone is a stressful place to make a living, and its inhabitants must have specialized adaptations in order to survive. Because black mangroves get their water from drinking saltwater through their roots, one of their main challenges is dealing with salt. Black mangroves get rid of excess salt by excreting it through glands on the bottom surface of leaves if youve ever touched a black mangrove leaf, you may have felt this crusty layer of salt under your fingertips. The soils where black mangroves live are often waterlogged and oxygen-poor. To supplement the oxygen supply to the tree, black mangroves grow pneumatophores. These are breather tubes that protrude above the ground and act somewhat like snorkels, providing additional oxygen to the roots. Networks of pneumatophores also form important protected nursery areas and attachment surfaces for marine organisms. Here at Sanibel Sea School we love a challenge. If you find something strange and intriguing on the beach, let us know. We would love to try to help you identify it. Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization that invites you to share our vision of a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean. Join us at sanibelseaschool.org and check out our blog to learn more about the cool creatures that live on our shores. Nautical Triviaby Bryan HenryForever known as Captain Bligh, William Bligh, who had joined the Navy as a seaman at 16, wasnt actually a captain when he sailed the HMS Bounty to Tahiti. The 33-year-old Bligh was only a lieutenant and had been promised a captaincy after the illfated voyage. Fletcher Christian, leader of the mutiny on the HMS Bounty, had an older brother, Edward, who was a jurist and a professor of law at Downing College, Cambridge. SOS didnt stand for Save Our Ship or Save Our Souls it stood for nothing and was chosen as a distress signal at an international conference in 1906 because its nine keystrokes (three dots, three dashes, three dots) were simple to transmit. Landlubber doesnt mean lover. Rather, its from the Danish lobbes, meaning clown or bumpkin. So the term means a person who lives on land and is inexperienced or awkward aboard a ship. It was only in 1768 during Captain James Cooks first of three expeditions that the diameter of the sun and its distance from the Earth was established. 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. 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 Black mangrove propagules washed up in the wrack lineWhat Is That Bean On The Beach?Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


19 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011Environmental Program Extends Its Reach by Andrew StansellSanibel community member and Florida Gulf Coast University Center for Environmental & Sustainability Education Director Peter Blaze Corcoran traveled to Santiago, Chile earlier this month for a United Nations Environment Programme sponsored High Level Planning, Consultative, Sharing and Learning Meeting for University Leaders. The meeting involved the planning and creation of an international network of universities on the scholarship of education for sustainable development. On September 5 and 6, Corcoran, worked with colleagues on the Global Universities Partnership for Education and Sustainability (GUPES) Project. Established on November 19, 2010 at a meeting organized by the United Nations Education Program (UNEP), the goal of the project is to promote the integration of environment and sustainability concerns into teaching, research, community engagement and the management of universities, as well as to enhance student engagement and participation in sustainability activities. Corcoran has been elected as a member of the steering committee, one of two members representing North America. As part of the meetings events, Corcoran served as a facilitator of discussions focused on positioning universities in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Summit). The center is very involved in planning next years conference. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development objective is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges. The center is also working on the creation of an international network of research centers involved in the scholarship of education for sustainable development. The center has taken a leadership role in the creation of the network which will serve as a creative and innovative space to strengthen the task of mainstreaming sustainability in higher education institutions. For more information on the center and its work towards realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth through scholarship, education, and action, contact center director, Peter Blaze Corcoran, by email at cese@fgcu.edu or by phone at 590-7166. Attendees of the United Nations Environment Programme sponsored High Level Planning, Consultative, Sharing and Learning Meeting for University Leaders 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebook CROW Recognizes Local Business For Its ServicesThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) would like to recognize and thank Sanibel Taxi, a longtime supporter of the organization. Sanibel Taxi provides transportation to and from the airport for students and interns, who make their way to CROW from all over the world. In 2010, CROW welcomed 43 students. These students participate in daily hospital and rehabilitation center activities, including medical procedures, community outreach and maintaining facilities. More than half of the students last year relied on Sanibel Taxi to get to the clinic and back to the airport when they completed their time at CROW. Sanibel Taxis services save CROW a substantial amount of money each year funds that can go toward the care and treatment of wildlife patients. Sanibel Taxi has served the Sanibel and Captiva communities for nearly two decades and supports several local organizations in addition to CROW. You can also visit crowclinic.org/partners to learn more about CROWs other partners and supporters. From page 4Shellabration Rusty Brown presents In Celebration of Ann Morrow Lindbergh followed by a traditional ice cream social. For more information on how you can Shellabrate, call Billy Kirkland at 472-5848 or Barb Harrington at 472-2783. You may also contact Jill Kobe at The Community House at 472-2155 or via email at jill@sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Visit online at www.sanibelshellfairandshow.com and www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Fine Italian Dining751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL239.395.4022www.iltesoro.netReservations Suggested BUY ONE ENTREE, GET ONE FREE!Buy one entree, get one entree of same or lesser value (Up to $25) free. Not to be used with any other promotion, or on any holiday. 18% gratuity will be added to the check before the final discount. Coupon must be presented with order. One per table, please. Daily from 5-6pm. Expires 9--11.30 Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201120 Plant SmartThe Advantages Of Groundcoversby Gerri ReavesIf reducing the time you spend on yard maintenance or pushing a lawn mower sounds appealing, consider the advantages of groundcovers. Replacing non-native grass or turf with native grasses, wildflowers, ferns, or vines can significantly lessen landscape labor, especially if the replacement specimens are slow-growing, drought-tolerant ones that dont require pruning. Mulch or pine straw surrounding the plants will minimize or eliminate weeding time, as well as help to retain the moisture in the ground, thus saving on irrigation costs and repairs. Gardeners can choose from a long list of suitable native groundcovers. A local native plant nursery or the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program at the Lee County Extension Service will assist. Some of the most popular alternatives to mowing-dependent grass are coontie (Zamia pumila), a cycad; railroad vine (Ipomoea pes-caprae); and almost any kind of fern or bracken. Defined areas of wildflowers add color and variation. Hardy dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis) is popular, as is mist flower (Ageratum littorale). Florida-friendly non-native ornamental peanut (Arachis glabrata) has gained enormous popularity, especially among local governments intent on reducing landscape costs while maintaining neat and attractive urban plantings, medians, and parking lots. Native sunshine mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa) is hard to beat for its resiliency or pink powder-puff blooms. Virtually maintenancefree native grasses come in a variety of heights to fit your landscape needs. Choose from the relatively short Florida gamagrass (Tripsacum floridanum), feathery and colorful muhly grass (Muhlenbergia cappillaris), or the imposing Fakahatchee grass (Tripsacum dactyloides), among others. Besides saving time and effort, devoting at least part of your yard to groundcovers can make it more wildlife friendly. Butterflies and birds need native plants to survive, for they provide larval plants, food, and cover. Even one oasis of native groundcovers in a sea of St. Augustine grass can attract wildlife and transform some of that mowing time to butterflyand bird-watching time. Just be sure not to expose the oasis to pesticides and herbicides. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricaneand pest-resistant South Florida landscape. Low-growing ornamental peanut, a Florida-friendly non-native groundcover, is increasingly used as an alternative to high-maintenance grass photos by Gerri Reaves Native grasses are practically maintenance-free and come in a range of heights to suit any landscape Ferns surrounded by mulch what could be prettier and easier to maintain? Grab A Seat For CROW Picture Show The 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, CROW (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 mammals, and eight percent 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 www.crowclinic.org. Baby flying squirrels at CROW photos courtesy of CROW A "wee" past 1/2 way to St. Pat's DayJoin us for Corned Beef and Cabbage & Live Irish MusicWednesday, Sept. 28 & Thursday, Sept. 29 703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-HIKE Serving 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days www.prawnbroker.com


21 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Teaming Up For The 10KA group of baristas from Coffee Bar at Baileys and a few Sanibel friends make up the team of seven running in this years FISH 10K race, which will be held on October 15. Training began a month ago and the team members are determined to beat their run times from last year. Back from left: Brothers Micah, Quinton and Jeret Foshee and Lochlainn Kane. Front from left: Ali Luft, Tara Kane and Renee Cutaia Wines In The Wild At SCCFWines in the Wild is a wine tasting celebrating our good nature. This benefit fundraiser for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) will be held on Saturday, November 12 and the cost is $75 per person. The evening of food and wine tasting will be held at the SCCF Nature Center at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road from 6 to 8 p.m. This years theme is Take Flight!, celebrating the return to the local roost of our favorite bird, the snowbird. Reservations are available by calling SCCF at 472-2329. Tom Uhler giving some pointers to George and Patti Souza. Tom and Linda Uhler are again coordinating Wines in the Wild for SCCF. CROW Begins Fun Patch SeriesThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is launching a new educational program in October to teach kids about CROWs mission and the importance of peacefully coexisting with our wildlife neighbors. Beginning October 8, CROW is inviting local Boy Scout troops, Girl Scout troops and 4-H clubs to its Healing Winds Visitor Education Center for the first Fun Patch Series. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the education center and participate in hands-on, interactive activities, from building an animal rescue box to observing gopher tortoise grazing. At the end of each workshop, participants will receive a fun patch to mark the completion of the program. CROWs Education Committee has scheduled 10 Fun Patch Series dates for organizations to choose from. Girl Scout Troop 228 has booked the first presentation October 8. Other workshop dates are October 22, November 5 and 19, December 3 and 17, January 7 and 21, and February 4 and 18. Education Committee co-chairs Lynn Ridlehoover and Bev Ball invite groups comfortable with a fourth-grade level presentation to schedule their Fun Patch Series workshop as soon as possible. As former Girl Scouts and campers, Bev and I realize how very important it is for young people to acquire knowledge that gives them confidence in many different situations, Ridlehoover said. Presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOTTELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE... IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... Home of the world famous Home of the world famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand DollarMade fresh everyday RIGHT IN OUR STORE from the finest and freshest ingredients A A SANIBEL ISLAND TRADITION FOR 32 YEARS Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen Yogurt Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen YogurtGift Certi cates and Apparel, Chocolates, Pastry, Party PailsAsk Us About Pinocchios Franchise Opportunities~ 362 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL ~ Turn LEFT AT THE CAUSEWAY to our Little GREEN Shop on the CornerNear the Lighthouse 239-472-6566 Open Daily 9am 9pm 239-472-6566 Open Daily 9am 9pm www.pinocchiosicecream.com www.pinocchiosicecream.com Original Italian Ice Cream I C A N N O T T E L L A S I M P L Y L T H E B E S T . i i i National Geographic Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Best of the Islands Best Ice Cream Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 and 2011 Talk of the Town SW Floridas Coolest Scoop B E S T T T . I C A N N O T T E L L A L I E . I T S S I M P C C Open 9am Open 9am for Breakfast. for Breakfast. Try Our Try Our Brioche al Gelato, Brioche al Gelato, Coffees, Pastry & Coffees, Pastry & Newspaper Newspaper Try our New Try our New Frozen Frozen MOCHA BELLA MOCHA BELLA Coffee Drink! Coffee Drink!


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201122 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. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week from food to music to fun. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib,$29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95.. Live Music Friday-Saturday: The Sand Fleas. WHETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. NOT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. WE MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT Loggerhead Listing ChangeNOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a final rule recently changing the listing of loggerhead sea turtles under the Endangered Species Act from a single threatened species to nine distinct population segments listed as either threatened or endangered. Scientists believe this will help focus their sea turtle conservation efforts to the specific needs of the distinct populations. NOAA and FWS share jurisdiction for loggerhead sea turtles listed under the ESA. This division of loggerhead sea turtles into nine distinct population segments will help us focus more on the individual threats turtles face in different areas, said Jim Lecky, NOAA Fisheries director of protected resources. Wide-ranging species, such as the loggerhead, benefit from assessing and addressing threats on a regional scale. Both agencies agreed that loggerhead sea turtle conservation benefits from an approach that recognizes regionally varying threats, said Cindy Dohner, FWS southeast regional director. Todays listing of separate distinct population segments will help us better assess, monitor, and address threats, and evaluate conservation successes, on a regional scale. On March 16, 2010, the agencies proposed to list seven distinct population segments, also known as DPSs, as endangered and two as threatened. In the final rule, five were listed as endangered and four as threatened. Two of the final statuses, for the Southeast Indo-Pacific Ocean and Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPSs, were changed from endangered in the proposal to threatened. Scientists determined that the Southeast Indo-Pacific Ocean DPS is threatened because the majority of nesting occurs on protected lands and nesting trends appear to be stable. In addition, some of the fisheries bycatch effects appear to have been resolved through requirement of turtle excluder devices in shrimp trawlers, and longline fishery effort has declined due to fish stock decreases and economic reasons. Scientists found that the Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS is threatened based on review of nesting data available after the proposed rule was published, information provided in public comments to the proposed rule, and further analysis within the agencies. Even so, substantial conservation efforts are under way to address the threats to these DPSs. Retaining their proposed status, five DPSs were listed as endangered Northeast Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, North Indian Ocean, North Pacific Ocean and South Pacific Ocean and two others were listed as threatened South Atlantic Ocean and Southwest Indian Ocean. For more information go to http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/loggerhead.htm Loggerhead sea turtle Sea Turtle DataSea turtle season is nearly at an end. There are less than 20 nests left on the beach between Sanibel and Captiva. Heres where things stand as of today and the previous two years for comparison: As of September 16, 2011 Sanibel East: 37 nests, 81 false crawls*, 29 hatches Sanibel West: 240 nests, 361 false crawls, 158 hatches Captiva: 77 nests, 54 false crawls, 59 hatches As of September 16, 2010 Sanibel East: 20 nests, 65 false crawls, 6 hatches Sanibel West: 140 nests, 247 false crawls, 98 hatches Captiva: 64 nests, 117 false crawls, 46 hatches As of September 16, 2009 Sanibel East: 27 nests, 57 false crawls, 22 hatches Sanibel West: 163 nests, 177 false crawls, 124 hatches Captiva: 80 nests, 67 false crawls, 67 hatches *false crawl a failed nesting attempt If you have questions, or would like to know more about sea turtles on Sanibel, contact seaturtle@sccf.org or call the Turtle Office at 472-2329 ext. 228.


23 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011CROW Case Of The Week: Gopher Tortoise Hatchlingsby Emilie AlfinoCROW staff got a big surprise the other day when one of the students went out to the large flight cage to feed the gopher tortoises. They were almost ready to be released. I was upstairs treating some patients and Russell came up with this little tortoise in his hand, said Dr. Jess Brugler. It was the size of a half dollar and covered with dirt. It took me a minute to realize what it was. The little tortoise was found on his back covered with ants. Because the clinic has several hatchlings as patients, Dr. Jess was concerned. Why would someone take one of the patients, a tiny gopher tortoise hatchling, and put it out with the big tortoises? I told Russell, Thats not ours. Im pretty certain we have a nest, said Dr. Jess. Everyone vet, students, even the front desk staff went out to the large flight cage, combing the entire cage looking for any other hatchlings that might be there. They found five little guys. It was like an Easter egg hunt when we went out there. Theres one! Theres another! It was pretty cool, Dr. Jess laughed. One of the clinics staffers happens to be very interested in reptiles and has extensive knowledge about their reproduction, according to Dr. Jess. He found the opening of the nest and he was digging like a kid in a candy store to see how many more hatchlings or eggs might be in there. He found one egg, Dr. Jess said. The hatchlings were gathered up along with the egg and put in the incubator. Sadly, though, when the egg was held up to the light, Dr. Jess could see it was unfertilized. But six out of seven is a really good success rate for gopher tortoise hatchings, Dr. Jess said. We had six beautiful, perfectly healthy gopher tortoises. We gave them a bath to get all the dirt off them and their beautiful colors came out. You dont feed hatchlings right away it takes several days for them to absorb whats left of their yolk sac, Dr. Jess explained. The tiny tortoises were kept at CROW for three or four days to make sure they were okay and then staff coordinated their release through the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, as gopher tortoises are a protected species. The incubation period for eggs is around three months, so Nancy Landrus, who works at the front desk, has been going through CROWs charts in her spare time, doing a genealogy search to try to find out which of CROWs previous patients are the parents. I dont think it will ever come to anything, Dr. Jess predicted. One of the many tortoises we have had as a patient made her nest and laid her eggs, got well from whatever injury brought her here, and was released. The nest really just a hole in the dirt now will be left alone and unused except as a happy memory for the staff at CROW. 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. Newborn gopher tortoises before their bath After their bath, their beautiful shells can be clearly seen Everyone Deserves A Slice of ParadiseSANIBEL ISLAND, FLPIZZA 5 CRUST STLYES! "Crusty Curl Crust" Sicilian Style Crust (Deep Dish) Canape/Flatbread Crust Gluten Free Crust Parmesan Herb CrustTAKE OUT & DELIVERY ALL DAY! OPEN 11 AM CLOSE 7 DAYSTwo Sanibel Locations FREE DELIVERY1619 Periwinkle Way 472-1581 2496 Palm Ridge Rd. 472-3010/472-1023 ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS $14.99 Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceDELIVERY AVAILABLE TUE.SAT PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. SeasonalWinner 2010 Taste of the Islands Voted BEST PizzaWe now sell beer!VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 9/30/11


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201124 Shell Museum To Present Friday Lunch Hour SeriesThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will host another monthly Friday Lunch Hour at the Museum series this season. The programs run from noon to 1 p.m. and are free with museum admission. Visitors are welcome to bring along a lunch to enjoy during the presentation. The guest speaker lineup includes: sea life photographer Jim Wedge (October 14); popular Sanibel author Christine Lemmon (November 11); sea adventurer/shell collector/photographer Rob Masino (December 9); to be announced (January 13); and shell expert/collector/crafter Anne Joffe (February 10). The first program with Jim Wedge is entitled Living Seashells & Other Mollusks. It will feature photographs that include cowries and cones found in the Mid and Western Pacific area of Micronesia, as well as colorful mollusks such as nudibranchs that exist without forming shells. Related Florida shells will also be discussed. For additional information, contact Shell Museum Public Programs Specialist Diane Thomas at dothomas@shellmuseum.org, or phone 395-2233. This legatus cone is one of many shell species photographer Jim Wedge will discuss during the lunch hour program on October 14 at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum CROW Begins Fun Patch SeriesThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is launching a new educational program in October to teach kids about CROWs mission and the importance of peacefully coexisting with our wildlife neighbors. Beginning October 8, CROW is inviting local Boy Scout troops, Girl Scout troops and 4-H clubs to its Healing Winds Visitor Education Center for the first Fun Patch Series. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the education center and participate in hands-on, interactive activities, from building an animal rescue box to observing gopher tortoise grazing. At the end of each workshop, participants will receive a fun patch to mark the completion of the program. CROWs Education Committee has scheduled 10 Fun Patch Series dates for organizations to choose from. Girl Scout Troop 228 has booked the first presentation October 8. Other workshop dates are October 22, November 5 and 19, December 3 and 17, January 7 and 21, and February 4 and 18. Education Committee co-chairs Lynn Ridlehoover and Bev Ball invite groups comfortable with a fourth-grade level presentation to schedule their Fun Patch Series workshop as soon as possible. As former Girl Scouts and campers, Bev and I realize how very important it is for young people to acquire knowledge that gives them confidence in many different situations, Ridlehoover said. Presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com Celebrating 26 Years of Fresh Fish! Snapper Snapper Grouper Grouper Tuna Tuna Salmon Salmon Sea Bass Sea Bass Mahi Mahi Mahi Mahi Swordfish Swordfish King Crab King Crab Scallops ScallopsWe serve it fresh... or we don't serve it at all!Fish Market open at 11 am 703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-3128 Serving 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days www.prawnbroker.com FOOTBALL BRUNCH FOOTBALL BRUNCH isBACK, BACK, BACK! BACK, BACK, BACK! at OPEN Sat. & Sun. at 11:30featuring $1.00 Bloody Marys and ScrewdriversNEW BRUNCH MENUStrangled Egg combinations Giant Breakfast Burritos Sliders and Hog WingsWatch College and NFL GamesBIG "10" HEADQUARTERSOUTSIDE SMOKING/PET FRIENDLY PATIO16 TVSBuckets of Beer and Pitcher SpecialsHAPPY HOURS HAPPY HOURS From opening till 6:00 7 days Sanibel Sanibel s s True True Sports Bar Sports Bar Speak softly and order a Great FishFresh 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 9/30/11 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days 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


25 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011Registration Deadline For Artists, Organizations To Fall For The ArtsArtists and cultural organizations have until Friday, September 30 to register to participate in the Alliance for the Arts upcoming Fall for the Arts event. The free family festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 on the Alliances 10-acre campus on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The festival will feature live music and theatrical performances, area artists and authors, artist demonstrations and presentations as well as plenty of interactive kids programs. Registration is $35 for Alliance members and $50 for nonmembers. The festival is free to the public. More information is available at www.ArtInLee.org or you can call (239) 939-2787. Click here to download the registration form. The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in southwest Florida as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays. Were located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. 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 www.muckyduck.com 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... Free Saturday Sidewalk Art FairArt Walk Fort Myers presents Saturday Art Fair in downtown Fort Myers on October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the First Street sidewalks. Art Walk Fort Myers is now a two-day event from October through April. Local art vendors will be set up on the sidewalks on First Street selling their art: painters, potters, jewelry makers, photographers, and more. Art Walk is free to the public. Contact Claudia at 939-2553 or cgoode@actabuse.com for more information This event is approved by the The River District Alliance and the City of Fort Myers. Spread your Wings, by Dodd Shrine, by Mick Miller Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201126 October Artists At Arts For ACT Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, October 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk for Octobers featured artists exhibits by Cathy Logan, Chris Catti and Kim Kraft-Beckler. Logan grew up in 1950s New Jersey. She had relatives in the professional arts and lived in a neighborhood of professional artists and musicians. These were a great influence in developing her own natural artistic talents. In 1970, she enrolled at the Kansas City Art Institute, earning a bachelors of fine arts in 1974. Her post-graduate studies in painting and sculpture were with Donald Sandstrom, Italo Scanga, and David Pease at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. More of Cathys work can be seen at www.cathylogan.mosaicglobe.com. Chris Catti, an artist and photographer, is a South Florida native. He was born in Miami but spent most of his youth in Fort Myers. Catti attended Fort Myers High School, where his interest in photography began. It continued to grow while attending BirminghamSouthern College, where he also excelled in Division I baseball. He took a number of elective courses in photography and received his business degree in 2005. He entered the finance world and worked in banking for several years before changing course completely to pursue a career in photography. In August 2009, Catti was accepted to the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. After an intensive program, he graduated and moved to New York City to assist in fashion photography. While assisting and shooting, Catti began experimenting with photo transfers and acrylic paints on paper and realized this is the direction he wanted to take. In late 2010, he relocated to Fort Myers and opened a studio with local artist Barbara Yeomans. His focus now is creating artwork using an image transfer process converging paint and original photographs. For more information, visit www.chriscatti.com. Kim Kraft-Beckler has lived in Florida for 36 years enjoying its natural beauty. She has a degree in commercial art but found inspiration in the gourd as a medium. Burning designs or cutting and changing her gourds, she creates turtles, frogs and all sorts of wildlife. KraftBeckler also paints on windows, doors, canvases, wood and just about anything. Her love of color is evident in all of her work. This exhibit continues through Monday, October 31. Arts for ACT Gallery provides a quality, contemporary exhibition gallery featuring original art, limited edition prints, giclees, hand-crafted fine crafts, T-shirts, silver and glass bead jewelry, gourd art, raku, clay, and art cards. Conservatory Art ShowThere will be a Conservatory Art Show 5:30 to 9 p.m. on September 28 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Watch video, view art, play games, and enjoy food, all on a common theme, by students of the Conservatory & Participating Artists. The show is open to public. Gourd Turtle, by Kim Kraft Beckler Spring Grass, by Cathy Logan Electric Lady, by Chris Catti 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 1998Professional Advisors SeminarSouthwest Florida Community Foundation (SWFLCF) welcomes David Pratt to its annual Professional Advisors Seminar on September 26 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. Pratts presentation is titled Estate Planning under the New Estate Tax Regime: What you should be doing before 2013! The seminar is open to the public and two continuing education credits are available (pending) for estate planning attorneys, trust officers, CPAs, and financial planners. The cost for the luncheon is $30. Registration is available online by visiting www.floridacommunity.com>Information >News, or by phone at 274-5900. David Pratts name came up quite a bit when we queried local professionals, said Ed Kominowski, SWFLCF director of relationships and planned giving. His knowledge in the field is highly respected, and were glad to host him at this years event. Kominowski also noted that the timing of the Professional Advisors Seminar is meant to give professional advisors a jump on Southwest Floridas upcoming high season. September is a good time for this educational event; professional advisors are preparing for the fastapproaching season and this years topic will be especially timely for them. Pratt is a partner in the personal planning department and head of the Boca Raton office of Proskauer. 2499 Periwinkle Way Corner of Tarpon Bay Rd In front of Baileys Grocerywww.facebook.com/CornerGrill FOOTBALL SPECIALS 2011 FOOTBALL SPECIALS 2011ALL GAMES AVAILABLEBears Fan ClubBlue & Orange jello shots at each Bears Touchdown 10 brand new HD TVsFor bar and gameroom only during football games Drink Specials All Day Happy Hour Food Specials 50 Wings $6 Burgers with Fries 1/2 Price Flatbreads and Shrimp apps395-1263 David Pratt


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 Shell Point Invites Southwest Florida To Attend 2011 Holiday Craft BazaarThe Shell Point Crafters Group will hold its annual Shell Point Holiday Craft Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Barbara Hilton, chairperson of the show, is welcomes the public to view and purchase a variety of crafts, art, and jewelry created by the many artists at Shell Point. The show will take place on the first and second floors of the Woodlands Commons and will feature a large assortment of quality crafts for sale. All of the items are handmade by the residents of Shell Point, and include handbags, wood sculptures, pottery, pet outfits, toys, books, jewelry, cards, and more. Home decorations and baked goods will also be sold during the event. After shopping, guests can visit one of Shell Points onsite restaurants to enjoy a light snack or a full lunch. Each venue offers varied menu selections. Door prizes will be available during this twoday event, with winners being selected on both days; attendees do not need to be present to win. The Holiday Craft Bazaar has gotten bigger every year, and we are so excited to offer such great items for purchase that you wont find in a department store, said Hilton. The prices cant be beat, and knowing that the residents put so much effort, work, and care into the creation of each item makes it even more unique. Anyone who attends is sure to be pleased. For more information, call Melody Desilets at 454-2057. Choose from a wide variety of paintings Handbags Pottery Hand Crafted Jewelry Toys Wood Carvings 27 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Symphonic Chorale AuditionsThe Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida (formerly the Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus) has several positions still open in all voice parts for the 2011/2012 concert season. Auditions are available by appointment. The auditions are open to singers age 15 and older. Singers should bring two copies of a prepared vocal selection of their choice in any genre. In addition, singers will be asked to sing some vocal exercises and some unprepared selections. Call 560-5695 for more information or to schedule an appointment. The Symphonic Chorale rehearses at Canterbury School on Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Currently planned performances include works by Handel, Finzi, Beethoven, Dvorak, and Brahms. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERSantiva472-5353Sanibel472-6939Bokeelia283-5959Fort Myers476-9000 DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS 3-6 p.m. and 9:30-midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers $2 Domestic Bottles $4.50 Glass of House Wine $5 Appetizer SpecialsBEER AND WINE SPECIALS DURING ALL NFL AND COLLEGE GAMES50 Wings during all NFL Games


29 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011Call To Artists For Sculpture ExhibitBIG ARTS invites sculptors to submit entries for its juried sculpture exhibit, which will run Monday, October 17 through Tuesday, November 29. Entries may be delivered to BIG ARTS Friday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to noon only and cannot be accepted prior to this receiving date and time. More information about the exhibit, including its prospectus, is available at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road or online at www.BIGARTS.org. A jurors talk with Barbara Hill, former executive director of the von Liebig Art Center in Naples, and founder of Hill Fine Art Consulting, will be held in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery Friday, October 28 at 5 p.m. An artists reception and awards presentation will follow. The entry fee for one submission is $25 for current BIG ARTS members and $35 for non-members. Additional works may be submitted at $10 each. Artists are encouraged to bring their own pedestals, and all sculpture must be ready to hang. All works must be available for purchase. All submitted sculpture must be work not previously exhibited at BIG ARTS. Awards will be given to first place ($750), second place ($500), and third place ($250), with two merit awards ($75 each). The Gail Jones Memorial Award for an Outstanding Ceramic Work is $250. The sculpture exhibit is supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. For additional information call 395-0900. Tidal Pool, crystalline glazed porcelain by Gail Jones Hollow Victory, sculpture by BIG ARTS 2009 sculpture exhibit winner Leila WalkerPoetic Voicesselected by Don BrownFreeby Julie Kirkpatrick Lightly, Weeping I am Sleeping Afraid to Face what is Real Pretending, Smiling Laughing Keeping the Pain Concealed Then I Stopped and Looked I Spoke the Truth Then Accused, Mocked, Hated, Stocked All is Well, I am Free. Burning Starby Julie Kirkpatrick Narrowly escaping Light She clings to the belief all is alright Sipping tea by the pale moonlight She waters her pillow at night When she awoke Her world had broke Through the abyss of space She saw its face Cold, Empty, and Numb Then pain and grief became relief Healing her wounds and scars Her soul became a burning star Beautiful, Powerful, and Bright Julie Kirkpatrick is a Utah native who in the summer of 1999 became a participant in the Utah Charter School Project, a group of moms in the park who lobbied Utah law makers to remove or change the cap of eight charter schools in Utah. Currently there are more than 1,000 charter schools in the state. Kirkpatrick is a single mother of three children, and is working on a MBA from Western Governors University. 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. mit.edu 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 www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Back by Popular Demand, Prime Rib Special & Prime Jazz I talian & Mediterranean Cuisine F ull Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge Will be featured on Wednesday, October 5th! Paul Ventura and Andrea, with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation Paul Ventura, Mr. Swing A full night of Jazz with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation and featuring Paul Ventura, aka Mr. Swing Make your reservations today!


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201130 Growing Organic In Small SpacesMost people dont have a farm, or even a big yard. In fact, many live in apartments or condos and dont have a yard at all. But they would still love to grow at least some of their own vegetables and herbs to supplement their familys diet with fresh, organic produce. Its entirely possible here in Southwest Florida, and a good place to learn how to begin is at an upcoming free workshop called Growing Food in Small Spaces at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket on Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. The Alliances GreenMarket manager, Santiago De Choch, will cover what and when to plant; the best growing mediums and fertilizers; stakes, trellises and hanging baskets; sunlight and water requirements; small raised beds and more. He will demonstrate how to plant, transplant and trim edible plants, and there will be a Q&A session following the class. The workshop is free with a $5 recommended donation to help the Alliance sponsor future classes. Attendants are encouraged to bring paper and pens to take notes. The GreenMarket is every Saturday morning at the Alliance from 8 a.m. to noon. Its goal is to support sustainability in Lee County. At the market youll find local produce, seafood, honey and baked goods, as well as organic herbs and microgreens, live plants and gardening supplies, free-range eggs, artisanal soaps and jewelry. More information is available at www.ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Gardening Class At Alliance For The Arts Draws Huge CrowdLast weekend the GreenMarket at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers offered the first of three free gardening classes being held during the month of September, just in time for fall planting season. It was a standing room only event as more than 120 people turned out for Starting Your Kitchen Garden with IFAS master gardener Millisa Bell. Saturday, September 24, the Alliances GreenMarket Manager Santiago De Coch, owner of the edible gardens company Green Coaches will present A Farm in Your Yard or on Your Balcony. Students will learn about Southwest Floridas historic kitchen crops, the best plants for good yields in small spaces, mulching and composting tips, keeping chickens in the yard and real-life examples of self-sustainability. The GreenMarket supports a more sustainable lifestyle by encouraging people to grow their own food. Its also a hub for everything locally grown, caught and cultivated, with vendors offering fresh local produce, breads, seafood, organic sprouts, tropical fruit, free-range eggs, honey, gardening supplies and more. The market is every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Alliance for the Arts. More information is available at www.ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts supports artists and arts organizations in Southwest Florida as the state-designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. A GreenMarket workshop Container gardening VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Millisa Bell presenting on September 10 Frank Oakes in his field


31 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Voted BEST Family Dining We Proudly Serve Now Serving Fresh San-Cap Sends Care Packages To Our Troops Week 2 Reportsubmitted by Ted TysonIt was only a few weeks ago when several people got together to plan the Care Package for the Troops in Harms Way campaign. We began talking about our lives, the reasons we enjoyed living in Southwest Florida, the things that we enjoyed doing, and what we wanted for our families and friends. We soon began to realize that regardless of our backgrounds, we probably were the luckiest people around. One in our group, a woman, said it was the little things that she enjoyed the most; having clean, clear water. The group agreed that a clean reliable source of water was very important, and the same went for electricity. Having a dependable government was also mentioned. It has to be a responsible government, one you can vote in or out. An older member of the group said that it was important that we have good medical services, and that we are really lucky that we can go to any church, temple, or other religious service freely and without fear of being arrested or killed. One of the former, well traveled, military guys summed it all up by saying that any American who has lived or traveled outside of the U.S. knows what the rest of the world knows; America is the shining light of freedom and the best place in the world to live, bar none. There is no question that our federal, state, and local fire police and EMTs, first responders, are vigilant and doing a great job keeping us safe from terrorism too, but it is our military that is fighting deadly battles daily to destroy the terrorist net, helping the nations of Iraq, Afghanistan and others, rebuild, and install democratic institutions, at great sacrifice. Our volunteer soldiers, marines, navy, air force, coast guard, and others are fighting, dying, suffering and existing in strange, hostile, faraway lands, because they know that it is safer for us here at home for them to wage the war over there so that the war does not happen over here in the cities, towns and villages of the U.S. They, less than one percent of the population of our nation, are protecting you and ask for very little in return. They deserve your prayers, your thoughts, and from time to time, a gift from home. We former military know what a care package from home means. Many of us were stationed in Vietnam and will never forget what a care package from home did for our morale even when it was from someone we didnt know. The care package you send will give our troops the same morale boost just in time for the holidays. The campaign is moving right on track to reach the goal of 500 care packages to the troops this holiday season. But we still need your support. Next week, we will keep you informed of our progress, and will inform you of great programs that people are working on in addition to this campaign. The committee thanks the following people and/or organizations for their generosity in purchasing care packages: All are Sanibel-Captiva unless otherwise indicated: Ada Shissler (5); Elaine and Michael Gibson, El Cajon, California (10); Gary Taibbi (25); Bank of the Islands (25). Thank you for your support. God bless you, God bless America, God bless our troops. Bank of the Islands staff: Jeanne Vaughn, Eric Russell, Vanessa Flynt, Rob Lisenbee, Holly Quick and Luis Quintero; not pictured: Heather HarrisonYES, I want to help by sending Holiday Care Packages to the Troops My Name: ____________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________ City ________________Sate __________Zip ________Tel: ___________________ Im sending/bringing my check made payable to LMHS Mil-Sup in the amount of $__________ to Bank of The Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. I know a soldier who needs a holiday lift. Please send him/her a care package. Name: _______________________________________________________________ Rank/Unit: ___________________APO/FPO _______________________________ Heres what your donation does: $10 pays for one mailing or fills one care package; $20 sends one complete care box; $40 sends two; $100 sends five; $500 sends 25. If you wish to send a card to the soldier, please fill out the above information and well make sure it goes in the right care package. God Bless You, God Bless America, and God Bless our Troops Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201132 My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youll soon have a chance to take a big step up from where you are to where you want to be. Check it out first. Remember: Even the Mountain Sheep looks before it leaps. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week brings a challenge that could determine the future direction of your life. If youre ready for a change, accept it with confidence. A loved one supports your decision. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A disruption creates a delay in completing your projects. Use this time to pursue a personal matter you were too busy to deal with before. Youll find it will be time well spent. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You still need to be on the alert for any signs of problems that could create serious misunderstandings. A more positive aspect begins to emerge toward the weeks end. Be patient. LEO (July 23 to August 22) With things slowing down a bit this week, it would be a good time for luxury-loving Leonines to go somewhere for some well-earned pampering. Things liven up around Friday. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Single Virgos looking for partners are finally getting a break from Venus, who has moved in to make things happen. Attached Virgos see their relationships blossom. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Youve been working hard to get things done. Now take a breather and recheck your next step. You might want to make some changes in view of the news that comes your way. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The watchword for savvy Scorpios this week is preparation. Consider sharpening your skills to make the most of the new opportunity youre about to take on. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) There might still be some loose ends that need tucking up if you hope to get that important relationship repaired. A new spurt of activity starts soon. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Its a good idea to keep the positive momentum going by finding and getting rid of anything that could cause you to stumble. Keep the path ahead clear and open. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A period of contemplation is advised before you make your next move. Be sure that where you decide to go is the right place for you. A health matter needs attention. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) That new energy surge that hit you last week continues to send out good vibrations. Try investing a part of it in creating something noteworthy on the job. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to balance your personal universe, and in doing so, you help bring harmony into the lives of the rest of us. On Sept. 27, 1854, two ships collide off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 322 passengers and crew. The wooden-hulled Arctic was severely damaged when it slammed into the iron-hulled steamer Vesta. In trying to beach the ship, the Arctics captain ran over several lifeboats, causing even more people to drown. On Oct. 1, 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as the 2,425-foot-high Yosemite Falls, rock formations Half Dome and El Capitan, and three groves of giant sequoias, the worlds biggest trees. On Sept. 28, 1938, auto inventor Charles Duryea dies in Philadelphia at the age of 76. Duryea and his brother Frank designed and built one of the first functioning gas-powered automobiles. Charles insisted on taking full credit for the brothers innovation and said that Frank was simply a mechanic. On Sept. 26, 1957, West Side Story, composed by Leonard Bernstein, opens at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. West Side Story, a reinterpretation of William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet, tells the tale of a love affair between Tony, who is Polish American, and Maria, a Puerto Rican, set against an urban background of interracial warfare. On Sept. 29, 1969, the U.S. Army drops murder charges against eight Special Forces soldiers accused of killing a Vietnamese national. The case against the Green Berets was dismissed for reasons of national security when the CIA refused to release highly classified information. On Oct. 2, 1985, Rock Hudson, a Hollywood romantic leading man during the 1950s and s and later a TV star, dies at the age of 59 from an AIDS-related illness. The 6-foot-5 Hudson rose to fame starring in such films as Giant (1956), for which he received an Academy Award nomination. On Sept. 30, 1999, large doses of radiation are released at Japans Tokaimura nuclear plant, an accident caused by a serious error made by workers at the plant. Instead of pouring 5 pounds of powdered uranium into nitric acid, workers poured in 35 pounds. It was 20th-century American humorist Evan Esar who made the following extremely sage observation: Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind. The Ghirardelli company, now renowned worldwide for the fine chocolate it produces, originally was a purveyor of mustard and spices. Frank Lloyd Wright was an unusually prolific architect. During the 70 years of hiscontinued on page 35 THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE


33 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Solar Solutions12995 S. Cleveland #235A Fort Myers, Fl 33919 239-466-8605 www.FLDayLight.com 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. Disastrous Season For Twins Nears End; Late Season Collapse By Boston Puts Wild Card In Jeopardyby Ed FrankThe end of the baseball season cannot come too soon for the downtrodden Minnesota Twins. And the news wasnt much better for the Boston Red Sox who saw their August 11-game wildcard lead over Tampa Bay shrink to just two games after losing twice to the Rays last weekend and splitting a day-night double header Monday against Baltimore. If you want to know just how bad it has been for the Twins and Red Sox, the two teams have been the worst in baseball in the month of September with the Twins at 2-14 and the Red Sox at 5-14 through Monday. Despite the steep slide by Boston, you had to figure they might still survive to capture the American League wildcard spot as only eight games remained after the Monday double header. But for the Twins, it has been a season of disaster the worst by far in the 10-year managership of Ron Gardenhire. Minnesota began the week with a dismal 59-93 record, the worst in the American League and just slightly better than the Houston Astros 52-100 calamity. In his previously nine years as Twins manager, Gardenhire suffered only one losing season, that being in 2007 when the Twins finished third in the American League Central Division at 79-83. In those nine seasons, Minnesota averaged 89 victories per season (five with 90-plus wins) and captured the AL Central six times. And remember that when the Twins left here in March at the conclusion of spring training, they had posted a 20-12 Grapefruit League record, second best among AL teams. There are reasons galore for the Minnesota failure this year, chief among them the continuing injuries of All-Stars Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, both of whom who have been shut down for the season. Mauer, in the first year of an eight-year $184 million contract, is out suffering pneumonia. He previously was on extended disability due to leg injuries, finishing the year playing in just 82 games (about half the season) with a .287 batting average and only three home runs and 30 RBIs. Its obvious that Morneau has never fully recovered from a concussion suffered in 2010 and likely will be relegated to the role of designated hitter next year. He incurred concussion symptoms again last month when he dove for a ball that was followed by a battle with the flu. Playing in just 69 games this year, he finished the season with a lowly .227 average after competing in only 81 games last season. The problems of Mauer and Morneau, however, were just the beginning of the Twins season-long woes. Injuries and more injuries resulted in ever-changing lineups as nearly every member of the opening day 25-man roster went on the DL at one time or another. The statistics of the Twins tell the real story. Mauers part-time .287 batting average far below his career average of .327 was the closest to .300 of any Twin. And only one starting pitcher posted a winning record, that being Scott Baker at 8-6 who has not pitched since early August due to an elbow strain. Throughout his sparkling career as manager he was the 2010 American League Manager of the Year Gardenhire never used injuries as excuses for losses, claiming they are just part of the game. He was quoted recently in the Chicago Tribune that the worst part of the Twins season has been the lack of solid fielding, particularly the left side of the infield. Look for major changes come next season. Some players think if they hit and get their numbers they will be fine. That doesnt work. Not around here, he said. Florida 16-Year-Old Makes Golf History Lexi Thompson of Coral Springs, Florida became the youngest player to win a Ladies Professional Golf Association tour event when she won the Navistar Classic last week by five strokes. The 16-year-old shattered the age record for winning a multi-round tournament held by Paula Creamer who won in 2005 at 16. The victory not only brought her a piece of history but also the winners share of $195,000. Now the question to be answered is whether the home-schooled teen will be granted full LPGA membership through an exemption of the tours 18-year-old age requirement. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201134 Shell Point To Host Employment Open HouseOn Friday, September 30, Shell Point Retirement Community will host an employment fair in The Woodlands neighborhood of the community. Due to the planning and construction of The Springs at Shell Point, a new assisted living facility for the property, there will be 50+ available job opportunities created. From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., and then again from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., individuals interested in employment with Shell Point can visit the property to apply for a variety of upcoming positions. The fair will take place in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point, located at 14441 Woodsong Lane. Attendees should follow the signs to parking. Some of the available positions will be in nursing, hospitality management, housekeeping, caregiving, and food service. Attendees will be asked to complete a full application, and possibly participate in interviews for available jobs. If possible, interested applicants should bring in a resume and list of references. Because employees are our most valuable resource, we offer a work atmosphere that is fast-paced and challenging, opportunities for employees to learn and grow, and an environment where employees are recognized for their contributions and years of service, said Gina Banasiak, human resources coordinator. Shell Point is the 11th largest employer in Lee County, and offers tremendous opportunities for its employees. Shell Point has more than 900 employees dedicated to caring for, serving, and satisfying residents and fellow employees in a number of areas such as healthcare, hospitality services, grounds, security, maintenance/skilled trades, resident services, activities, golf course, sales and marketing, administrative/ clerical, and management. Full time Shell Point employee benefits include: health insurance, dental plan, paid time off, jury pay, bereavement leave, tax-deferred retirement savings with employer contribution, golf course discount, on-site wellness program, credit union membership, optional short-term disability, optional additional life insurance options, bridge toll reimbursements, and Florida theme park discounts. Part time Shell Point employee benefits include: paid time off, tax deferred retirement savings with employer contribution, bridge toll reimbursement, jury pay, bereavement leave, golf course discount, and Florida theme park discounts. Shell Point continues to grow as baby boomers retire to Southwest Florida, creating a greater need for additional healthcare services, said Peter Dys, president of Shell Point Retirement Community. The Springs assisted living facility will continue to support our organizations ministry and mission to provide comprehensive residential and healthcare services to senior adults, he added. The official opening date of operation for The Springs is anticipated to be February 2012, and when completed it will offer 105 additional units to the community for assisted living. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off McGregor Boulevard and Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Peter Dys Gina Banasiak Your Full-Service Electrical Contractor. Service Dept. 472-1841 Proudly Serving Sanibel & Captiva for 30 Years 2244-15 Periwinkle Way at Sanibel SquareShowroom call 472-9473Email:molnarelectric@gmail.com LIC. #SI-11850 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


35 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011Time Fliesby Bryan HayesAnother year has gone by and Im pleased to see that we still have so much support from our fellow islanders and our much appreciated customers. Most of the time, I talk about filters, air handlers, humidistats and any other air conditioning-related topics simply to share what I know about my business with you. Today, however, Id like to talk about you; the very people who have supported our business on Sanibel and Captiva islands since we began as a single employee business in 1988. Today, we have grown to a staff of 14, and make it our goal to provide our favorite islands with the best service around. We are passionate about our work and focus on doing a quality, reliable and affordable service, and we are grateful for your patronage. We are here all year round and will strive to continue providing you with the best air conditioning service on the islands. Thank you for your votes and for making us the best for the last 20 years, we wouldnt be where we are today without your support. As always, thanks for reading. Bryan Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@ Sanibelair.com. Youth Swim LessonsAmerican Red Cross Youth Swim Lessons will take place on Saturdays; September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12 and 19 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Improve your childs comfort level and abilities in the water. Group lessons are offered for ages six months to 15 years. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Cost per session is $40 for recreation center members and $50 for non-members. A class schedule with detailed lesson information is available at the centers front desk. Call 472-0345 for requirements and class options. 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! New ListingGreat Location. Steps to the Beach, corner lot, 2 houses from deeded beach access, homesite allows 25% imperable coverage and 30% developable. Large cleared homesite. Dream location for your dream home. Offered for $325,000. Contact Steven Palmer 239/707-7293 or Kelly Palmer 239/634-7629. Tradewinds Wonderful 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Tradewinds, Near Beach Home Offered for $659,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 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 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 $289,000. Contact 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 $750,000 each. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti at 239/826-5897 or Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825 Periwinkle Of ce Condominiums 2 Of ce Condominiums available in high pro le of ce building on Periwinkle (each is over 1200 s.f..) Each features a reception area, multiple of ces and central work area, wood oors, new carpet, built-ins. Great location, easy off and on the island. Suite A Reduced to $289,500 Suite C Reduced to $299,500 From page 32Strange But Trueprofessional career, he designed a whoppin 500 buildings. Unless youre employed in the publishing field, you might think that a typographical error is rather insignificant, something that only nitpickers worry about. Typos, however, sometimes radically change the meaning of text. Take, for example, the 1631 edition of the Bible published by the royal printers in London. A word was left out of one of the Ten Commandments, resulting in the exhortation, Thou shalt commit adultery. This book is now known as the Wicked Bible or the Adulterous Bible. Robert Barker and Martin Lucas, the publishers responsible for the error, were fined 300 British pounds, or about $54,000 in todays currency. In 1826, the eastern part of Texas declared its independence from the United States, calling itself the Republic of Fredonia. You might be surprised to learn that author Norman Mailer, best known for his novel The Naked and the Dead,majored in aeronautical engineering when he was in college. If youre an arachnophobe, you may not want to read the following tidbit: There are some species of spider that dine on fish -and catch them, too. For reasons surpassing understanding, in 1845, the city of Boston made it mandatory to have a doctors prescription before taking a bath. A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. -Charles Evans Hughes THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201136 Bank Of The Islands To Open Captiva OfficeBank of the Islands president Robbie Roepstorff has announced the bank will be opening an office in the space next to the Captiva Post Office. The space has been vacant since Wachovia/Wells Fargo closed its branch operations earlier this year, leaving Captiva without a banking presence. Were so happy to be supporting the community with this new office, she said. Having an office on Captiva, in addition to our Sanibel location, truly makes us the bank of the islands plural. Responding to the urgings of Captiva customers and friends, the bank applied to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on June 27 for authorization to open the new office. Approval was granted under the OCCs expedited process. Roepstorff felt this expedited approval was based on the banks safety and soundness record and its well capitalized position. Our directors, officers and staff make sure our bank remains safe and strong and we are proud to have obtained regulatory approval so quickly, she said. Unaware of these actions, Sharon Brace, Captiva Civic Associations assistant to the executive director and a Bank of the Islands customer, called Roepstorff last Thursday urging her to consider the Captiva location. That call was the catalyst for this public announcement. Imagine my delight to learn that the decision had been made and plans were under way, said Brace. This will be the fourth office for Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, which has two Edison offices in Fort Myers as well as its Bank of the Islands location on Sanibels Periwinkle Way. As Lee Countys oldest locally owned and operated community bank, addressing community needs has always been our directors mission and helps guide the way we do business, said the banks CEO Geoff Roepstorff. This will make banking even easier for our existing Captiva customers as well as benefiting all Captiva residents and businesses. The Wachovia/Wells Fargo lease on the Captiva Drive space runs through October, meaning Bank of the Islands cannot take possession and begin making improvements until November 1. If all goes well with the construction schedule, plan to have the doors open for business in January, 2012, said Bank of the Islands Vice President And Office Manager Rob Lisenbee, who will also oversee the new location. That does not mean the bank is waiting until the New Year to serve Captiva. We can open new accounts now so Captivans can bank with ease from day one. Until the Captiva office opens, they can use our Sanibel and Fort Myers locations, the onsite Sanibel ATM, as well as the entire Presto ATM system in every Publix supermarket, and bank with us online or by mail, said Lisenbee. We will also offer our courier services to business customers. Word spread quickly on the island to what appears to be universal approval. This will be a tremendous benefit for the residents, businesses, employees, and tourists out here, said Tween Waters Inn General Manager Jeff Shuff. Wachovia/ Wells Fargos departure left a real void in the services available to this community and our visitors. Were grateful to Bank of the Islands for filling it. For the Roepstorffs, Captiva holds a special place in their hearts. Longstanding Sanibel residents, they were married at Chapel by the Sea. From left, Geoff and Robbie Roepstorff, president and CEO, Rob Lisenbee at the new Captiva location Top AssociatesChuck Andrews was the top marketing associate at RE/MAX of the Islands in August. Andrews has been a consistent top realtor and is a recipient of the RE/MAX International Platinum and Lifetime Achievement Awards and is a RE/MAX Hall of Fame inductee. Steve Fisher was the top selling associate at RE/MAX of the Islands in August. 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37 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 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 We make it easy. You make it home..RrtSbttRbtEnb.C U b Sbt P 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Gulf Views Over Tropical Lagoon Complete Upscale Renovation Great Rental Income Opportunity $669,000 MLS 2110920 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984 SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVAEbn Gfr D H S Easy Access Property Only Steps to Beach Convenient East End of Sanibel Near the Lighthouse, Fishing Pier & More Build Your Ideal New Vacation Home $335,000 MLS 2110891 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704Qb Tbf Rb 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Located on Gulf Access Canal Boat Dock and Lift Expansive Tropical Grounds $599,000 MLS 2100507 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984Cbb T 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Heart of Captiva Village Community Pool/Tennis Gulf Access Boat Dockage $689,000 MLS 2801611 Sally Davies, 239.691.3319Bbrf C At Beautiful Master w/Ensuite Bath Gulf Access Dockage 3 Separate Sleeping Quarters Wide Open Views $899,000 MLS 2800924 John & Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500 CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA FORT MYERSEfn Sbnb Stn 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, 239.472.1302Dfrf Rnf Cbf 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Resort Home Pool, Tennis Court & Boat Dock Deeded Beach Access Strong Rental History $1,295,000 MLS 2110942 Sarah Ashton, 239.691.4915Sbfb R Snn 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Large Glass Enclosed Lanai Professionally Decorated Pool, Tennis, Fishing Pier $429,000 MLS 2110850 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984Rnf Cbf Enb 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 SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBELBbr Htbb 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Beautifully Updated Interior Pool, Tennis, Shuf eboard & More Lush, Tropical Landscaping $664,000 MLS 2100534 Sally Davies, 239.691.3319Lbtn Et Gulf Views Across the Golf Course Easterly Views to Pine Island Sound Extensive Screened and Open Lanais Large Contemporary 2BD Floor Plan $975,000 MLS 2110170 Vicki Panico or Fred Newman, 239.980.0088Tbf Lb Vn 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Fantastic Rental Condo Complex Ground Floor Walk Out Vacation Retreat or Investment Property $599,900 MLS 2110090 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Rec Center Volunteer Of The MonthThe City of Sanibel Recreation Department recognizes Volunteer of the Month Carolina Arce. Carolina has been a junior volunteer with the Sanibel Recreation Center youth programs since June 2009. During the summer of 2011, she volunteered 150 hours working with the summer camp program. Carolina enjoys working with the youth programs because the children keep her active and teach her new things every day. When asked how volunteering at the recreation center has impacted her life she said, Volunteering has had a big impact on my life. Its a great experience and has helped me to grow as a person. Carolina enjoys being able to help children in a wonderful and friendly environment. Carolina is a high school junior in the International Baccalaureate program at Fort Myers High School, where she also plays lacrosse. In her spare time she loves to listen to music and spend time with family and friends. For information on joining your friends and neighbors who serve as recreation center volunteers call 472-0345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. Visit www. mysanibel.com. New Island RealtorsFour new realtor members were inducted into the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Association of Realtors at its September orientation meeting. Requirements for membership, in addition to a Florida real estate license, include membership in the national and state associations and completion of a local training program that includes professional standards and ethics, multiple listing service instruction, and orientation sessions at both the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Sanibel City Hall.The new members and their company affiliations are Pamela Boynton, Royal Shell Real Estate; Stephanie Bisset, Gulf to Bay Sothebys International Realty; Thomas Hopf, Engel & Volkers Sanibel; Bobbie McGlynn, John Gee & Company. Realtors are the only licensed real estate practitioners required to adhere to the Code of Ethics prescribed by the National Association of Realtors. Carolina Arce


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201138 Football Season Brings Benefits Even To Non-Fansby Anne MitchellFootball fever is again raging around the nation and no less here on Sanibel and Captiva. Several island bars and restaurants traditionally provide television coverage for fans and this year, George & Wendys Corner Grill has joined the fray with the addition of 10 new high definition screens. Football season can also be a boon to non-fans of football since establishments typically offer food and drink specials on game days which, according to published NFL and college schedules, are every day of the week except Wednesdays. So if you can stand the roar of the crowd in close quarters, you can add some extra venues to your happy hour datebook, even places that dont usually have these discounts. For example, on NFL and college game days, the Lazy Flamingo has $1.50 domestic drafts, $6 domestic pitchers, $2 domestic bottles, $4.50 glasses of house wine. During all NFL games, the Lazys famous wings are just 50 cents each (12 minimum). Happy hour is daily from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9:30 to midnight with drink specials and $5 appetizer selections. The Lazy Flamingo has two locations on Sanibel, on Periwinkle Way and Pine Avenue, near Blind Pass. A longtime base for football fans, The Sanibel Grill on Tarpon Bay Road calls itself the Big 10 Headquarters and boasts 16 TVs. The grill serves football brunch and opens at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays with $1 Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers. The menu includes giant breakfast burritos, sliders and hog wings. George & Wendys Corner Grill hosts the Bears Fan Club and offers black and orange jello shots at each Bears touchdown. Game day specials include allday happy hour, $3 Pinnacle vodka drinks, $1 jello shots, $2 off glasses of wine, $2 domestic bottles and drafts, 50-cent jumbo wings, half-price flatbreads and shrimp appetizers and $6 burger and double dog meals with fries. The grill is at Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. The Great White Grill is another football bastion. There are 28 beers on tap plus beer and wine specials. The location is Palm Ridge Road. Doc Fords Sanibel Island Rum Bar & Grille on Rabbit Road has got your game plus its famous mojitos. If movies are more your speed, you can choose and reserve them online via Baileys General Store. Baileys has debuted a movie kiosk that features todays hot new releases for rent. Once registered, you swipe your credit card to take home your pick. Rental rates are shown on the screen of the red kiosk. Call for your private showing today! BondurantRealtyGroup.com Mary Bondurant, Realtor, 239-839-3633 Fred Bondurant, Broker Associate, 239-281-5356 Live the Lifestyle... at The DUNES! Golf and Tennis Anyone? Lovely three bedroom two bath home with pool and beautiful views of Sanctuary Land. Kitchen has been remodeled. Private second oor master suite with balcony.O ered at $479,000 Prepare to be Wowed as you enter this charming three bedroom two bath home with loft. Enjoy lake views from the Florida room, pool, spa or deck. All ready to move in FURNISHED!O ered at $579,000 Enjoying sweeping views of the Dunes 18th fairway and lakes. is 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath duplex is waiting for you to make it you own.O ered at $387,500 NFL image Richard Johnson, owner of Baileys General Store, at the new red movie kiosk To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


39 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Nobody Sells More Real Estate than RE/MAX Nobody Sells More Real Estate than RE/MAX An Island Resident... Specializing in Island Properties An Island Resident... Specializing in Island Properties 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 Chuck BergstromISLAND RESIDENT, REALTORWWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR!Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! 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 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 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Bright, and open with vaulted ceilings throughout Bright, and open with vaulted ceilings throughout Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... $679,000 $679,000476 Las Tiendas 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. 4 BR/3 BA in nice, 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... $789,000 $789,000557 N. Yachtsman REDUCEDTennis Place C-35 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 $264,000673 East Rocks 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 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 near beach in West Rocks. 3 BR/3 BA near beach in West Rocks. 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. Short walk to the beach. Enclosed pool. Short walk to the beach. $799,000 $799,0003861 Coquina Dr.Membership privileges include first night rental free, money-saving coupons by email and request your favorites to be added to the kiosk inventory. For more information or to register, go to Baileysdvd.com. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Traditions on the Beach has live music Thursday through Saturday, featuring Joe McCormick, Marvilla Marzan and Barbara Smith. The restaurant is at the Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-4559. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races will resume October 3, 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. 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 4721771. George & Wendys Corner Grill features Chris Workman, keyboard and vocals, on Fridays and Steve Scooter Reynolds, guitar and vocals, on Saturdays. Entertainment is from 7 to 11 p.m. The Corner Grill is at Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, phone 395-1263. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, has live entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The lineup: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 4720606. 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 4720305, RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and outside, phone 3951142. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@aol.com or 395-2299. Free Nonprofit Business SeminarMyers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants, will host the fourth session on Sanibel in its series of free Sunrise Quickinars for nonprofit organizations Wednesday, October 5 at Bank of the Islands on Sanibel. Focusing on accounting practices and requirements specifically for nonprofits, all the seminars are coordinated with Southwest Florida Community Foundation in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. For the first time each seminar will be duplicated on Sanibel in the days following the mainland event. Weve had requests from our island nonprofit clients to hold sessions on Sanibel so we are excited to be partnering with Bank of the Islands to make this happen, said Lori Wilson, shareholder with Myers, Brettholtz & Company. The fourth session, Functional Expenses, will be held Tuesday, October 4 at United Way in Fort Myers and Wednesday, October 5 at Bank of the Islands. Future sessions include: October 18 and 20 Filing Requirements & Reporting to Donors November 1 and 4 Policies Since 1979, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA has been working with nonprofit organizations in Lee and Collier counties helping them achieve their goals. All Tuesday seminars will be held at United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers. A continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. The seminars will last from 8:15 to 10 a.m. The Sanibel seminars will take place at Bank of the Islands,1699 Periwinkle Way. Registration and a continental breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m. The seminars will last from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Space is limited and participants must register in advance by contacting Shamera Rye at shamera.rye@mbcopa. com or 939-5775. Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. 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41 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 One of the top incomeproducing club suites at Sundial Beach & Golf Resort$399K furnished SanibelSusan.com 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Island real estate blog posted every Friday at: SanibelSusan.wordpress.com 2242 Periwinkle Way Suite 3 in Sanibel Square Top-floor 2 bedrm with den at Lighthouse Point, now being refurbished $474K furnished Seashells of Sanibel with easy on-site rental program, pool, tennis, & deed path to beach2-bedrm 2-bath units on 2nd floor$274K with screened balconyor $369K with 2 porches & private washer/dryer Direct beachfront 2-bedrm remodeled walk-out at Sandalfoot, earning $4050K/yr$699K furnished Decorator-furnished gulffront Oceans Reach unit in on-site rental program $699K furnished Bay-facing ground-level Mariner Pointe 3 bedrm with remodeled kitchen $499K furnished Kings Crown end-unit just re-plumbed & ready for rentals, vacations, or winter residence$599K Canal-side easy groundlevel Captains Walk 2 bedrm 2 bath with carport$224K furnished Lowest-priced condo on Sanibel, near-beach Colony Resort with nightly rentals $155K furnished Roomy beach cottage near community access path on Southwinds Dr $549K furnished One-level Beachview Country Club Estates pool home with high ceilings & new AC$549K furnished Near beach, sunset view on Sanibel Highlands cul-de-sac $149K VACANT LOTS FOR SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES ON SANIBEL ~1/2 acre near gulf in Sanibel Shores on private lane $299K In Sanibel River Estates close to this beach path $199K On-cul-desac in Sanibel Bayous, 1/2+acre $449K Over 1/2 acre on intersecting Shell Harbor canals $930K In natural Island Woods with community pool & tennis $249K Dunes in golf & tennis community with beach access $399K Annual Speaker Series, In The Face Of Courage, Starts In JanuaryShell Point Retirement Community has announced its fourth annual Speaker Series will begin in January, according to Dawn Boren, director of resident life. This years theme is In The Face of Courage, and features Joel Sonnenberg, Richard Picciotto, and Dave Sanderson, all of whom have overcome a range of adversities. All residents of Southwest Florida are invited to attend, but tickets are required. This series will be presented during the following dates and times: Monday, January 16, at 7 p.m.: A Story of the Resilience of the Human Spirit with Joel Sonnenberg Friday, February 3, at 7 p.m.: Surviving the World Trade Center Collapse with Richard Picciotto Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m.: The Miracle on the Hudson with Dave Sanderson The annual speaker series has become such a popular series, and we are very pleased to continue offering top notch speakers again this year for the fourth year of its existence, said Boren. We know that the speakers lined up have faced many different challenges and they have all been able to look at the positives of those experiences. We hope that each presentation will offer an opportunity to engage the mind on a variety of topics. The presentations will be held in The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point on three different nights, January through March. Tickets can be purchased as a subscription to the entire speaker series for $60, or individual speaker presentation tickets can be purchased at $25 each. To purchase tickets, or for additional information, call 454-2067 or visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts. Speaker Series Details: A Story of the Resilience of the Human Spirit with Joel Sonnenberg Joel Sonnenberg is a young man who was transformed from a lifeless lump of coal into a diamond of rare beauty. Only through faith and persistence was Sonnenberg able to beat insurmountable odds in order to live a life of blessing and honor. At the age of two, when a tractor trailer smashed into his family car, Sonnenberg was burned beyond recognition. He has learned to accept his circumstances and excel beyond all expectations. His story proves that the extraordinary is within everyones grasp if you walk forward with true faith and courage. Surviving the World Trade Center Collapse with Richard Picciotto Firefighter and inspirational speaker Richard Picciotto was a FDNY Battalion Commander in Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Following the terrorist attack, Picciotto rushed inside the World Trade Center to rescue those inside, but soon found himself trapped in the smoldering rubble of the North Tower after its collapse. Picciottos gripping first-person account provides a firefighters view of the 9/11 continued on page 48 Joel Sonnenberg Richard Picciotto Dave Sanderson


ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201142 Weve all heard the phrase you cant take it with you, referring to money, assets and property when one dies. But we all know that the ancient Egyptians constructed elaborate pyramids containing chambers to house mummified pharaohs complete with gold, pottery and other benefits of wealth. The Egyptians believed that their royalty would be reborn into another life, and that they would need their wealth to sustain them in the next world that they would inhabit. So Egyptian royaltys estate plan was, in essence, to bury it with them. Unfortunately for them, this didnt seem to work out very well, as most pyramids were discovered and looted. Even if they were right about the afterlife, their security measures werent adequate to protect the bounty they found necessary for future sustenance. What this points to is something that Ive thought about for a while and that is the question whether ones views on mortality drive whats most important when constructing an estate plan. Some, for example, believe that they really dont own any of the assets that theyve accumulated during their lifetimes. My mentor, John Sheppard, once told me that we are all only stewards of our bounty given to us on loan from God for our lifetimes. When one tends to view ones own wealth in this manner, one is more likely to include charitable causes in an estate plan. There is a corresponding feeling of an obligation to give back to society, and by leaving money and property to charitable causes one could fulfill the divines direction to take care of those less fortunate than oneself. On the other hand, there are those who simply refuse to contemplate their own demise. While most of us dont like to put much thought into the fact that were all mortal, some take it to an extreme. These types of people tend to believe that so long as they dont discuss their own mortality, it wont happen. Theres almost a taboo about it to the point that if they go so far as to sign their own will they are tempting fate. Ive had clients who seem to share this point of view. They would talk about their estate plan, and go so far as to engage me to prepare it but it would take an act of Congress to get them to actually sign it. These are the types of people who leave their loved ones totally unprepared when their time comes. Since they refused to do any planning, they leave their spouses and children in a quandary many of whom have no idea even where to find everything much less organize it into a coherent plan that would make it easier for their family to carry out. In the worst case scenario, unnecessary expenses are incurred and taxes are paid that otherwise could have been avoided. Then there are those who dont believe in heaven or any afterlife or that any of it matters. They feel no responsibility to those who they leave behind and view their own wealth solely as a personal resource that can and should be used to fund a bucket list of wants and needs before death takes them from this realm. Laissez les bon temps rouler let the good times roll is the phrase of the day. The motto for these folks is to spend their last dime on their last day which would be great if we all knew how much each of us needed and exactly when we were all going to die. An estate plan is wholly unnecessary as the credit cards will be maxed out and there wont be any assets to pay them off anyway. Finally, theres the great majority of the rest of us. We feel torn between our wants against our responsibilities. Weve worked hard at our careers to accumulate some wealth, and want to enjoy it while we are alive and healthy. On the other hand, we want to preserve enough to take care of ourselves should we get sick, as well as our spouses, children and grandchildren to the extent possible. We feel an obligation to make their lives a bit more comfortable and wed like to create and implement a plan that would be easy to carry out with as little stress as possible. We may even share the stewardship ideology, and feel like it would be nice to give a little back if we can. This is where a good estate plan can balance all of these desires. A cookie cutter will or trust will not achieve these goals. It takes a careful analysis of current assets, not only how much they are worth, but how they are owned and what tax liabilities might be inherent within them income and estate wise to arrive at a thoughtful, balanced plan. The good estate planner will ask a lot of questions about goals and try to ferret out which goals are most important, comparatively speaking. Then the estate planner will balance the current asset and income situation against the goals, creating a plan that works, practically legally and tax effectively. But it all comes down to which type of person you are. What are your feelings about your own mortality and what is most important to you? Without answering those questions first, one really cant even begin to construct an effective plan. Unrelated side note: A very big BRAVO to Angie Ferguson, her group of volunteers, sponsors and to South Seas Island Resort for putting on a fantastic inaugural triathlon this past Sunday. It was very well run and the atmosphere was electric. People of all ages participated many for the very first time. I had a good race, finishing the 440-yard swim, 10-mile bike and 3.1-mile run in one hour and nine minutes, meriting an 11th place finish in my age group. I hope the Galloway Captiva Triathlon becomes an annual event, showcasing Southwest Floridians gusto for our outdoor lifestyle, health and fitness, and how it is our people that make up our fantastic island atmosphere. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerDo Your Views About Mortality Drive Your Estate Planning?by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Top ProducersVIP Realty Group announced its top agents and sales teams for the month of August. Lomano, Nicholson and Associates Jason Lomano, John Nicholson, Jim Artale, Keith McMenamy and Theresa Lomano was recognized as top sales team. Toby Tolp and Steve Harrell were recognized as top sales agents. The Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette Team was recognized as top producing team and top listing team. Jayne Lumley was recognized as top listing agent. Janie Howland was recognized as top producing agent. 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School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My threeyear-old son goes to a preschool and he is having a lot of difficulty at school and at home with hitting, fighting, and anger. We are very worried. His teachers are concerned too and they are also suggesting that he may have some severe problems. I am not ready to give up and put him on medicine at such a young age. What are some things we can do to help him? Alyssa K., via email, Fort Myers, Florida Dear Alyssa, Aggressive behavior can emerge as a normal behavior during the second and third years of life. It is important not to assume that such behaviors represent a personality trait. When adults assume that children are being intentionally aggressive, the expectation for undesirable qualities can become established and can lead to a recursive cycle (Katz and McClellan, 1991) in which children come to fulfill the expectations set for them. Aggressive toddlers or preschoolers can benefit from support and encouragement for replacing aggressive behaviors with more socially acceptable alternatives. Important techniques include helping young children label and verbalize their feelings and those of others, developing problem-solving approaches to conflicts, and teaching them to ask for help. Age-appropriate anger management techniques, and discussion of the causes and consequences of his aggressive behavior can help both young children and their caregivers handle this situation more effectively. Adult guidance that is consistent, supportive, non-punitive, and includes the child in understanding the reactions of all participants and the reasons for limits, will help even very young children cope with aggressive behaviors. Parents and teachers can recognize and promote the cooperative behaviors which all children demonstrate as they develop. You should acknowledge and praise your sons efforts to initiate appropriate social interactions, his helping behaviors, and use positive discipline techniques. Communicate respect and high expectations to him, and support his struggle to resolve his frustrations. Teach your child to anticipate frustrating situations such as sharing favorite toys, turn taking and following directions, which may induce aggressive behavior. Simple scripts that you can teach to your child about what to say in these challenging situations and therapeutic storybooks are a great way to help children learn to anticipate and change behavior. Help your son develop more socially acceptable and less destructive means of channeling his anger. Find something that is okay for him to do when he is angry, until he gradually gains greater control over aggressive impulses. If it becomes necessary to remove your child from an aggressive situation, it should be done without comment and with as little aggression or physical restraint as possible on the part of the adult. A cooling off period should then follow before any reasoning begins. When reasoning is attempted, emphasis should be placed on helping your child realize the negative consequences that the behavior causes for him. These interventions will take some time to take effect but with your consistent guidance and support you should see less aggression soon. 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 smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Top AgentsGulf to Bay Sothebys International Realty of Sanibel and Captiva announced its top producers for August. Top Marketing Agent was Denise Chambre and Top Sales Agent was Jean Baer. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Denise Chambre Jean Baer43 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 e Law O ce ofJanet M. Strickland, P.A.23 Years Experience Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probates & Estates Business & Corporate LawVisit Us Online at www.jmslawyer.com 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


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by Suzy Cohen, RPhD ear Pharmacist: I was in a car accident. Ive been taking medicine for my muscle aches and pain, but once the drug wears off, my pain returns. What are the best prescription muscle relaxers, and are there natural alternatives? KB, Los Angeles Muscle relaxant drugs offer temporary relief for a pulled muscle, sprain, strain, stiff neck or other muscle problem. I think medications are fine for a little while, but most of you reading will need to tease out the underlying cause of your own pain. Many of you suffer with muscle spasms and it may not dawn on you that you take a drug that depletes a nutrient from your body, which then causes chronic muscle spasms or cramps. For real. Not knowing this could cause pain and frustration and might force you to take muscle relaxant drugs forever! Hundreds of drugs can cause muscle aches and pains, including blood pressure drugs so please refer to my book, Drug Muggers. More specifically, read the chapters on calcium, magnesium, CoQ10, vitamin D and vitamin B6. In my book, Ive listed the medications that deplete these nutrients, and potentially harm your muscles, causing weakness, cramps and spasms. Also, see your physician and consider physical therapy, gentle chiropractic and massage. I will now provide a list of popular herbs and medications that temporarily relieve the pain. All of them can mess with your head, meaning cause brain fog, drowsiness and dizziness. Please dont take these and drive: Baclofen (Lioresal), Rx. Used for muscle spasms, it improves levels of our natural GABA, which calms our nervous system. Often used in multiple sclerosis and amazingly, it could help reduce cravings for alcohol. Cramp Bark, herbal supplement. The name says it all; this herb may help reduce leg cramps, spasms and pain resulting from a stiff neck. Ladies, this could help reduce cramps at that time of the month. Sold in health food stores as tea, tincture and capsule. Careful, it can lower blood pressure. Metaxalone (Skelaxin), Rx. This blocks pain sensations temporarily. It helps with all sorts of muscle aches and pains, and one advantage over other drugs is that there is much less potential for abuse. Valerian, herbal supplement. Often used for insomnia and anxiety, but it also relaxes muscles. Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), Rx. This is related to antidepressants and can cause dry mouth, urinary retention, constipation and dizziness. Carisoprodol (Soma), Rx. It blocks the transmission of signals in the brain and spinal cord. It makes you terribly sleepy so you dont feel the pain! As a pharmacist, I have to tell you Ive seen a lot of abuse with this drug. Kava Kava and Passionflower, herbal dietary supplements. Both of these support muscle health and cause relaxation. Take one or the other, sold at health food stores. Methocarbamol (Robaxin), Rx. Its related to a cough syrup called guaifenesin. It has no direct effect on the striated muscle or the nerve fiber but may help temporarily. Take with lots of water. 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. dearpharmacist.com. deaRPharmacistBest Medications And Herbs For Muscle Relaxation Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 4 years in a row!ISLAND PHARMACY Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare D We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound care 239-472-6188Every Day Items Also! We specialize in Customer Satisfaction Caring for you and about you2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 12 Sanibel Island, FL 33957Fax 239-472-6144 We are ready for all your island needs with: Specially Formatted Bite & Itch Lotion Natural NoSeeUm Repellent We also offer rental of Walkers, Wheelchairs Crutches Special Orders Welcome Deliveries Available Bite and Itch Lotion Small Store Feel, National Chain Heath MartPHARMACY Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way In the Hungry Heron Plaza In the Hungry Heron Plaza Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC JD Powers Award Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: My motherin-law is very critical of me, from the way I cook to the way I parent. It feels as though I cannot do anything right and I am not good enough for her son. I am getting close to snapping at her. Before I do that, do you have any suggestions on how to handle her in a tactful way?A: Confrontation is never easy, especially to an in-law as they are family and they are not going away. You cannot ignore this criticism and it makes you feel inadequate as a wife and mother. If you are to the point of having physical symptoms in addition to the emotional upset, then it is time to confront the situation. Ask your husband for his support regardless of whether he is aware of the situation. Sometimes it is easier for the spouse stuck in the middle to turn his head, but you need his support now. He could talk with his mother privately first and tell her you are his wife and you need to be treated with respect first and foremost. It is unacceptable for his mother to talk to or be demeaning to you in any way. This dose of reality from her son may be what it takes to get her to back off. If he does not stand up for you and tells you to handle it, you have a choice. You can either stand up for yourself and tell her how you feel and that you wont tolerate her unacceptable behavior toward you, or you can distance yourself and explain to your husband why you are doing this when she is around. It may be the push he will need to intervene. At least you will have removed yourself from a hurtful situation. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may email Dr. Connie at connie@drconstance.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201146


47 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Choosing akes All mmeek@rosierinsurance.com239-472-1152 Long-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. Dr. DaveVacationsby Dr. Dave HepburnWhen on vacation and ending up in a place like, say, Syphilis, Iowa, have you ever wondered what medical legacies belong to that town? Likely not. But as my mind tends to wander in directions that frighten most people, here is my list of tourism brochures of actual places and diseases that might alter your travel plans. Welcome to beautiful Coxsackie, New York, a place with a name so distinctly attractive that if ever a place should have a disease named after it, Coxsackie should. AND WE DO! A lovely wee virus takes its name from our little piece of heaven on earth. We are the proud origins of the Coxsackie virus, one that causes Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in kids. Even though this is usually just a mild, benign rash of the hand, foot and mouth, it seems to cause daycares the world over to panic like an alligator in a purse factory. In adults, our little virus can cause painful blisters in the mouth, usually on the soft palate, a condition known as herpangina. You might think this an odd name as it has nothing to do with herpes or angina, but we named it after our mayor, Ralph Clinton, who has both a bad heart and... tends to campaign, um, uniquely. Run to Norwalk, Ohio, a town so flushed with pride that our streets run with excrem excitement. You wont want to walk when you get here, youll want to run, so to speak. We too have a lovely little virus that loves to hang around the downtown colon core but often goes off on cruises where it can stop a ship in its tracks, given that Norwalk is responsible for 90 percent of all viral gastroenteritis. Come to Norwalk and enjoy our historic taco stands and hamburgers tartar. We are proud to say that half of all food poisoning comes from us. So dont walk to Nor walk... Nor-run. Getting ticked off at the world? Feel like life is a lemon and you need a lime break? Well burrow into Lyme, Connecticut. We are proud to have a disease named after us, one caused by a tick bite that leaves behind a nasty bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. Since Burgdorfitis was not garnering a lot of attention, we were asked to host this disease given the large outbreak we once had. Lyme disease can cause a very distinct (bulls eye target) rash that may be the harbinger of a lifetime of arthritis, heart failure and nerve problems. So target our town, come on in and have a stiff one. Come to Lyme and make your friends green with envy. Itll tick em off. You wont want to leave the Hantaan River region here in Korea should you catch our virus, as you just might fall in love with one of the many nurses and hospital staff you will get to know. The Korean word hanta, translates into Leave that mouse poop alone. Should you have a penchant for rodent feces or urine, youd be wise to wear a mask, or you could end up wearing a death mask. Our deadly, yet unique hantavirus is all yours should you inhale tiny particles of fresh saliva, urine, droppings or nesting materials which can be sent airborne from things like sweeping a garage or cottage. As in Lyme disease, the common deer mouse is the culprit so please learn to identify a deer mouse, just not by investigating its poop. The deer mouse, also common in Western Canada, is bug eyed, has a white belly and legs and is a virtual disease factory... not unlike a dear leader. Stockholm Syndrome. Now if you were to be kidnapped, can you think of any better place than our captivating city, Stockholm, to be abducted. If the ransom isnt paid youll remain a captive of the Society of Swedish Siren Sororities. Youll suffer some psychiatric condition that will cause you to lose the will to negotiate your release. Youll not return to your life on 279 Tedium Avenue where, between watching Threes Company reruns, you end up watching 345-pound Orville Snodgrass next door mow his lawn shirtless? Many who come to this meatball Mecca actually demand to be injected with this disease and... transferred straight to ICU. 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. Handbag Collection Party For ICANThe Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers will host a Handbag Collection Party for the 9th annual Handbag Happy Hour on Monday September 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Alliance art gallery. Everyone who donates a new or previously loved handbag will receive a free glass of wine, two tickets to an upcoming Theatre Conspiracy play and appetizers from Jasons Deli while viewing the artwork exhibit of Lia Galletti. Autographed handbags will be on display from TV and screen stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Florence Henderson, Glenn Close and Judge Judy. In addition, there will be a one-of-a-kind his and hers matching bag set by Chicos designer Michael Chase. Handbag Happy Hour supports the Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN) and will be held once again at the Miromar Design Center in Estero. There will be a silent auction from 5 8 p.m. and a live auction and fashion show from 8 to 9 p.m. Guests will be able to bid on hundreds of donated bags from celebrities, designers, department stores and individuals. VIP and general admission tickets are available online at www.icanswfl.org and include an open bar, heavy hors doeuvres, valet parking. For more information contact Mitch Haley at 337-2391 ext. 211 or email mhaley@icanswfl.org. From page 44Love That Dressto residents in Lee and Charlotte counties. A new Hope PACE program will open later this year in Naples the first PACE program in Collier County. Hope HealthCare Services is a registered d/b/a of Hope Hospice and Community Services, a not-forprofit, 501(c)3 community-based agency, nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative care. Hope is a recipient of the nationally acclaimed Circle of Life Award for excellence and innovation in patient care. For more information, visit www.hopehcs.org. The PACE Center for Girls is a Florida-based, 501(c)3 non-residential prevention program for at-risk girls and young women. Their mission is to provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.


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49 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 COMPUTER SERVICES CONTRACTORS Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling Commercialwww.sandcastle-homes.com 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 TooDeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. INTERIOR 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) 239-850-4128 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 150-77-08BUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067 New Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING OFFICE : ( 239 ) 579-0028www.tradewindshomes.comCGC 1510520 DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER 1633 1633 Periwinkle Periwinkle , Suite Suite H HLAWN SERVICE Looking For A New HomeMeet Daisy, a seven-year-old homeless girl. Daisy became homeless when her owner went into a nursing home. She is spayed, up-to-date on shots and in good health. Daisy is currently being boarded at a kennel while she waits for a permanent home. If you have room for a gentle, sweet girl in your home, please call PAWS volunteer Pam at 472-4823. PAWS is in need of donations to help pay for Daisys boarding fees. Checks made payable to PAWS can be mailed to PO Box 855, Sanibel, FL 33957. Daisy To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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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: volunteers@crowclinic.org RS 3/25 NC 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 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201152 J&A BUSINESS CONSULTING, INC. Joe Kruzich President MBA FINANCE Bookkeeping Services Sanibel, Florida 33957 Call: 239-579-0537NS 8/26 CC 10/14 TEACHER ASSISTANTNeeded at The Sanibel School. Tolls paid. 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Measures 72 long x 17 1/2 deep x 25 1/2 tall. BEAUTIFUL PIECE. $45 OBO. HELP WANTEDIsland Cleaning Company is looking for a responsible, trustworthy and dependable person for residential and rental cleaning. Must have own transportation. Flexible hours, Saturdays required, part time turning to full time. Experience preferred. Please email tammiestotalcare@yahoo.comNR 9/23 CC 9/30 MOVINGDaybed with trundle, washer/dryer, two lamps, swivel armchair, small wooden table. Make offer. Must sell! #303-453-9972.NS 9/23 PC 9/23 KIMBALL BABY GRAND PIANOBeautiful black satin, original owner, 24 yrs, great condition, great sound, rarely played, bench included. Can also be a stunning accent piece for any home. $6,500. 239-281-4179NR 9/23 CC 9/30 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The fictitious name of HOLLY CAKES, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 15024 Sea Crest Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33919 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 23th Day of September 2011. Holly Quick, ownerNR 9/23 CC 9/23


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE RENTAL WANTED VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL/SEASONAL ANNUAL RENTAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLEFor a complete list visit our Website www.remax-oftheislands.com Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands 239-472-2311RS 10/9 B 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 www.4sanibel.com. RS 4/1 BM 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 ISLAND SUN SEPTEMBER 23, 201153 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 $1,190,000WALK TO BEACH1 BR/BA. Female non smoker. Share house. $500/month includes utilities. One small pet okay. 239-699-8741.RS 8/5 BM TFN 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.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 8/12 BM TFN For Only $12 Per Week Your ClassifiedCan Be Seen From Anywhere In The World!Send it to ads@IslandSunNews.com-or-Log onto www.IslandSunNews.com & click on Place Classified SPECIAL OFFERINGSecluded 2/1 canal front cottage. Quiet end of Sanibel. Please no realtors. 239-848-8695NS 9/9 CC 9/30 CLOSE TO SANIBEL & FM BEACH 2BR/2BA, 2nd oor, end unit w/lanai. Very clean & bright. Pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. $800 per month 239-851-4921 or 887-0834. RR 9/9 CC 9/23 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION FALL COMMUNITY YARD SALESaturday, October 22nd 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Vendor spots only $5 FREE to shop Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. 239-498-0415NR 9/9 NC 10/21 WANTED ON SANIBEL Oceanfront private home for rental February & March 2012. Pool, 3-4 bedrooms. We have a dog. 1-289-337-1001NR 9/9 CC TFN FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Pr iced at $89,400. Ground rent $5,800/yr. 239-209-1869 or Dorisdavenport@hotmail.com.RR 9/16 CC TFN WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath 1/2 of duplex East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234RR 9/16 CC TFN ANNUAL 1BR/BA APT.w/patio, female, non-smoker, no pets. Newly decorated, near beach, pool, WiFi, DVD, TV, includes utilities. $600 month 239-472-8181NR 9/16 CC 9/23 FOR SALE TRAILERPeriwinkle Park 30 Trailer with attached 20x10 screen room, furnished, cozy and clean,appliances, garden area, Internet/ cable, storage sheds, paver parking. 727-207-5787. Paradise!RR 9/23 CC 9/30 GARAGE & FURNITURE SALE1407 Sandpiper Circle In the Dunes. Fri-Sat 23rd & 24th. 8am 1pm. $1 bins with books & games. Outdoor tables & Chairs. Wine Racks/Knick-Knacks/Sofas & MORE. Call 239-333-8867 for directions or questions.NR 9/23 CC 9/23


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 csimontacchi@earthlink.net American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3156 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org 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 www.sanibelsoccer.org 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 SEPTEMBER 23, 201154 Im Barney, a two-year-old beagle. Im a small but sturdy dog. Beagles are known to be loving, sweet and happy dogs and Im no exception. Because we were bred for hunting we will earnestly follow a scent until we find whats at the other end so dont forget to keep an eye on me. If you can provide me with lots of exercise and play time, Ill be a great companion dog for an active person or family. My adoption is only $45 during Septembers Labor of Love Adoption promotion. My name is Lovebug. Im only five months old and Im a highly playful kitten. My favorite pasttime is chasing balls. Im as affectionate as I am playful. You may be surprised to know that I like to have my nails trimmed. Good grooming habits are very important you know. I like to play with cats that are older than me so if you already have a feline friend I would love to be their new best friend as well as yours. My adoption fee is only $50 during Septembers Labor of Love Adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. 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. Lovebug ID# 510845 photos by squaredogphoto.com Barney ID# 510905 PAWSI am Rusty, a beautiful girl, only seven years young, mellow tempered, living inside most of my life. I am housebroken and sit on command. I know heel, down, stay, and shake hands. I think I am just about perfect. I love walks, plus swimming in the pool is pretty cool too. I have lots of fun playing with other dogs as well as children. I have grown up with the invisible fence deal but a fenced yard would be great if you are not up for a walk. I am up to date on all my shots, I am micro-chipped and have been on Heartgard all my life. I come complete with my own bedding, feeding station, dog toys and, of course, all my scarves as all princesses have. If you think you would like to adopt me please call 292-3560. A girl named Rusty




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